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The structure module inside of EdgeWise allows you to extract multiple types of structural elements form the point database. This article will cover how to make your own Custom Standards within the Structure module in EdgeWise.

Click the Export Standard button in the structure tool bar to begin. Save the corresponding .csv file to start making your own custom standards for structure. This file will be used as a template for filling in your own custom standard sizes. Once finished, the resulting file will be saved to the following file path: C:\Users\YourName\Documents\ClearEdge3d\EdgeWise\Structure\Standards

Create the Structure or Standards folders if they don’t exist in your file path.


Custom Standards must follow specific formatting rules to be properly read by EdgeWise.

First, ensure the first row of your custom .csv file is IDENTICAL to the original template that was exported from EdgeWise. Additionally, the first column must contain the exact spelling of one of the already included shapes in EdgeWise: IBeam, RoundTubing, Channel, AngleIron, Tube, Tee, Rectangular, or Round.

Also, the appropriate columns for each shape must contain their necessary values; the other columns must remain blank. Use any of the provided standards as a reference for knowing which columns are required for each object.

Custom Standards Format
Fig 1: Example of custom standard .CSV

Your final file name must be in the following format: X.Y.csv where X is the name of your standard and Y is the type of standard. The type must be “steel” “concrete” or “wood.”. Ensure these standard types are lowercase throughout. (e.g. – offshorerig.steel)

Lastly, close and re-open EdgeWise once the custom standard is saved to the required folder path. Alternatively, you can remove any open structure models, and re-open them. ENSURE THAT YOU SAVE YOUR MODELS BEFORE DOING THIS. The new standard should appear at the bottom of the Standards drop-down menu. The custom standards .csv must be transferred in addition to your model files if you plan on transferring your project and you are using custom standards. From here you can begin extracting geometry with your new custom standard.

Once you have your custom standards imported into EdgeWise, you can proceed with the Semi-Automated Extraction and QA steps of the workflow.

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