Migrating the V4 Model

This task shows how to migrate V4 models to V5. This task should only be attempted after all the other tasks in this section have been completed.

Before performing this task you should make sure that options are correctly set in your project resource management file. These options help you control which portions of a model you want to migrate - if you want to migrate only certain parts of it. If your V4 model has data from Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams, Piping Design, HVAC Design, Structures and Equipment Arrangement, you can decide which type of data you want to migrate by setting these options. If you choose to only migrate Tubing data, then you can do so. See Understanding Project Resource Management, AEC V4 V5 Migration section, on how to set the options. 
1. Move your V4 model (by ftp or any other means) to the same platform as V5, in this case Windows.
2. Set the following environment variables. (In Unix, you "export" instead of "set".)
  • CATDisciplinePath=XXX\intel_a\startup\EquipmentandSystems\ProjectData where XXX is the directory path to your installation.
  • AECMIGR_PROJECT = ProjectXXX where ProjectXXX is the name of your project resource management file.
  • MIGRATION_MASTER_APPLI = AEC_MDLR  For Tubing Design leave the second value out. Enter only MIGRATION_MASTER_APPLI =

For Tubing Design, when migrating models, the project resource management file must reference a proper tube dimensions table in order to map outside diameter to nominal size. In the PRM file find the 'TubingDimensions' entry and correct the location if necessary.

3. You now need to launch the V4 to V5 migration batch (the DataLifeCycle batch). Launching the batch is explained in the Infrastructure documentation: Infrastructure>V4Integration>Migrating from V4 to V5 in Batch Mode>How to Launch the V4 to V5 Migration Batch.

NOTE: The Migration Interface pane of the Migration Outputs dialog box must show as the interface: CATIAecMigration. The Migration Outputs dialog box settings are explained in the task Migration Batch, which you can get to through the link given above.

4. The V4 model will be migrated as several documents, and each one will display in the specifications tree when you expand it.. Each object in the document will be in a separate document. To open the document click File - Open on the application menu bar and navigate to the directory you specified in the Target Directory field. The document with the same name as the V4 document is the "master" document, which contains (references to) all the components. Other documents underneath it will have identifying letters - such as EQ for Equipment - to indicate what they contain. The document will contain references to all parts - piping or tubing documents, for instance, will contain references to all parts that are in the piping or tubing line. Similarly, equipment documents will contain references to parts and nozzles that make up the equipment. You need all the files to recreate the document.