Exporting Parts from a V4 Model

This task shows you how to export parts from a V4 model to the V5 catalog. This step can be used as an alternative to exporting your entire V4 catalog as described in Exporting V4 Catalog Parts. You do need to migrate piping lines and standards data as described elsewhere in this section. You can export piping line data from any piping model.

When you use this procedure the exported parts will not be generic parts, which is the preferred method of exporting V4 parts to V5. The exported parts will be fully resolved or non-specification parts.

 Unless you set the variable AECMIGR_DIRECTORYPATH to a different location prior to executing the batch shell, the V4 model from which parts will be exported should reside in the following directory: ...intel_a\startup\EquipmentAndSystems\MigrationDirectory\SampleV4Models.

The input directory for pipe geometry is ...MigrationDirectory\PipingSystems\V4_Catalog_Details.

1. Place your V4 model in the V5 directory listed above. You can ftp it or place it there using any other method you prefer.
2. In V5, open a command prompt window and change to the directory: ...intel_a\code\command. Enter the following line and press Enter: CATAecV4ToV5ModelParts.bat     XXX.model where XXX is the name of your V4 model.

In Unix execute the following command: CATAecV4ToV5ModelParts.sh     XXX.model

3. The generated parts will be placed in the directory: ...MigrationDirectory\PipingSystems\V5_Generated_CATParts.

Each part will have a unique part number. Parts with the same part number will not be duplicated.

4. Place these parts in your V5 parts catalog and modify your specifications catalog. You can now migrate the model using the procedure described in Migrating the V4 Model.