Migrating V4 Models to V5

This section explains how you can migrate your V4 models to V5.

To explain the process briefly, you have to convert the classes and attributes in your V4 Project Registration Model to an XML file and ftp it to a V5 directory. You have to do the same with the classes and attributes in your V5 Feature Dictionary.

A tool compares these two XML files and another tool then imports the classes and attributes that do not exist in V5 from the V4 XML file and makes them available to you in V5.

You also have to export V4 piping lines, standards and parts to V5 and bring all the migrated data together before migrating the model. The migration process places a part into the new V5 document from a V5 catalog of migrated parts. Piping parts are migrated once and placed into a V5 catalog from which they are selected as needed, based on the attributes of the V4 part that is to be migrated.

A process is also available to export all piping parts as catalog parts from a piping model. Another process allows you to create parts from an import file and place these parts in a catalog.

If you decide not to use the sample directories provided with this application for your data then you must enter your new location, as needed by this process.

To learn how to customize line thickness, see documentation for Interactive Drafting in the section Advanced Tasks/Manage Standards. Once defined, line thickness is applied to elements as a property.

You should generally follow the following sequence for migrating models:

Create a directory structure if you plan to store your migrated data in a location other than the location in which the sample data is stored.

Classes and attributes:

V4 piping data:

You created a directory structure earlier, but you also need to create/modify set up data, which refers to design rules, standards, etc.

Migrate the V4 Model to V5

Additional tools:

Creating a Directory Structure
Exporting the V4 Project Registration Model
Exporting the V5 Feature Dictionary
Comparing the XML Output
Importing the XML Output
Exporting V4 Standards Data
Exporting V4 Catalog Parts
Exporting V4 Piping Lines
Creating/Modifying Setup Data
Migrating the V4 Model
Exporting Parts from a V4 Model
Importing Parts from Other Software