How to request a permanent license file

This article informs you how you can request a permanent license file when using node-locked or floating liceses or in case you use more than one license. [read more]

Service: Videos about Smap3D Plant Design und free trial

One process - from P&ID to 3D Piping to Isometrics with Smap3D Plant Design. But how does it work? Watch our videos and order your free trial. [read more]

Installation of Smap3D Plant Design in WIN 10

Since Microsoft made changes to the old .NET Framework 3.5 components in the Windows 10 operating system (Creator Update in April 2017), it is no longer possible to install or activate these components separately on a Windows 10 computer via external installation routines. [read more]

Pipe specification editor: Minimal cutting and clamping length for bent pipes

The functions "Minimal cutting length" and "Minimal clamping length" are available in the "Options" tab of the pipe specification editor. These settings affect the geometry of bent pipes as well as feedback for problems when generating a pipe. [read more]

Release for SOLIDWORKS 2017

We are happy to announce that our Smap3D Plant Design V2016 is approved for SolidWorks 2017. [read more]

Enhancements for Smap3D Plant Design V11 SP2

Here are the Highlights of some of the most notable enhancements for Smap3D Plant Design: Layout of the P&ID To-Do List, Creating Sub-assemblies, Zooms and more. [read more]

Conversion of Smap3D standard and repetition parts for SOLIDWORKS 2015

Save the Smap3D data storage (standard and repetition parts) with this "Smap3D SolidWorks 2015 conversion tool" - before starting to work with Smap3D parts in SolidWorks 2015 or its future versions: [read more]

Adding Insulation to Smap3D Pipelines

Problem: I need to add insulation to my pipeline, however the "insulation" tool is grayed out. Here are the steps to add insulation to your pipelines in Smap3D. [read more]

Changing an elbow to a tee and adding a branch

How do I make changes to existing Smap3D Pipelines to make an elbow into a tee and add a new branch to the pipeline? [read more]

Inserting a reducer

How do you add a reducer to your pipeline. In the following you will find detailed instructions on how to add a reducer to a pipeline. 1st you must edit the 3D sketch in SOLIDWORKS, right click on it and select “split point”. Then click along the sketched line to place a point where the […] [read more]

What is Smap3D Plant Design?

Smap3D Plant Design is a solution for pipeline planning and plant design, and consist of several software applications. This solution package can used to realise the typical process chain in plant design. It starts with a process engineering diagram, goes further with a 3D plan to the isometric drawing of pipelines for manufacturing and erection. […] [read more]

Which components can automatically placed with Piping?

Depending on the geometric situation of the drawn pipeline path and the used pipe specification Piping can fully automatically place or generate the following fittings. [read more]

How is the general workflow at work with the P&ID to 3D Piping connection?

1) Preparatory steps: Enhancement of the 3D Piping pipe specifications with the “PID_ID” information. This ID is taken from the P&ID component database and it links/connects the 2D P&ID data record with the 3D-CAD model in the pipe specification. This link will used for automatic placement of 3D inner equipment components (3D models) via To-Do […] [read more]

What is the P&ID to Piping To-Do list?

The integrated To-Do list functionality is the direct connection between Smap3D P&ID and Smap3D Piping. [read more]

How to change the port for Smap3D Plant Design license services after installation?

Note: This article is only applicable for all versions of Smap3D Plant Design before version 2016. All license services (Smap3D clients und license server) must use the same communication port. [read more]

How you can start the Smap3D Plant Design License Service manually?

Note: This article is only applicable for all versions of Smap3D Plant Design before version 2016. The Smap3D license server ‘CAD Partner License Service’ is a Windows service which manages the licenses (permanent, floating, and temporary). [read more]

Which standard parts are included in the Smap3D Piping package for SOLIDWORKS®?

The software package of Smap3D Piping for SOLIDWORKS® include a lot of 3D standard parts in native SOLIDWORKS® format, as well as the application to manage the standard parts, called Smap3D PartFinder. [read more]

How to integrate components from SOLIDWORKS® configurations in the Smap3D standard parts library?

It is possible to import components from SOLIDWORKS® configurations (only Part configurations) automated into the Smap3D standard part library. [read more]

What must components for Piping generally include?

In Smap3D Piping for SOLIDWORKS® for the automatic recognition of all the components which need to be taken into account when generating or updating pipelines, the components must carry some specific information. [read more]

How to import existing components to the Smap3D standard parts library?

It is possible to import existing components (Part and Assembly files) automated into the Smap3D standard parts library (database). [read more]

How to create a pipeline path in SOLIDWORKS®?

There is one possibility to create and draw a pipeline path in SOLIDWORKS®: [read more]

How to create custom pipes for usage in Piping?

To generate a pipe with Smap3D Piping the software does not require any 3D geometry. Only the characteristics ‘wall thickness‘ and ‘outer diameter‘ in the library files are sufficient. [read more]

What is the characteristic file?

  Smap3D Piping uses ‘Bend radius’, ‘Outer diameter’, ‘Minimum flat length’, ‘Maximum flat length’ and ‘Wall thickness’ to define and generate the geometry of each pipe. [read more]

What are flange components?

The following requirements apply to 'flanges' and 'flange components' in Smap3D Piping for SOLIDWORKS®, so that Smap3D Piping can automatically place the matching flanges and gaskets. [read more]

What are finishing components?

The following requirements apply to 'finishing components' in Smap3D Piping for SOLIDWORKS®, i.e. components which are meant to be built at the ends of pipelines. Finishing components are, for example, blind flanges, caps, etc. [read more]

What are flow through components?

The following requirements apply to 'flow-through components' in Smap3D Piping for SOLIDWORKS®, i.e. for components which are inserted between pipes and through which some medium should flow. [read more]

What is Smap3D Piping for SOLIDWORKS®?

Smap3D Piping is the ideal extension for SOLIDWORKS®, [read more]
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