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This article will cover the different piping export options that EdgeWise offers. Depending on the deliverable software that you are using, the workflow may change slightly. For additional piping export options, navigate to the File Tab, select Export, then Pipes.
Click Export to Revit to export a .c3rvt file. This is a proprietary file type that can only be loading into Revit using the EdgeWise Revit plugin. The plugin is installed with the EdgeWise software automatically as long as you have Revit installed. Using the plugin, EdgeWise will import a fully intelligent file into Revit.
When exporting over to Revit, make sure the Revit Families column is defined in the Chain Info Smartsheet. EdgeWise can export a pipe family, duct family, or conduit family. If you are exporting a conduit or duct, we recommend using a custom conduit or duct standard. The custom standard workflow can be found here.
All cylinders, of all standards (out of box or custom) will export over to Revit. Even un-standardized cylinders will export over. Cylinders export as pipes by default, unless the Chain Info Smartsheet has them defined as duct or conduit in the Revit Family Column.
Elbows (including elbow bend radius), Tees and Reducers export over to Revit. Connections that will FAIL to export include: Y-connections, reducing elbows, and straight connections. Straight connections will need to be cleaned before they will come into Revit.
We recommend exporting generic valves and flanges over into Revit. Revit has a much bigger library built out, and it is best to export a generic type from EdgeWise and swap it inside of Revit. Please note that in older versions of EdgeWise, valves and flanges do not export over into Revit. If you are seeing this issue, please update to the latest version found here.
EdgeWise can export two types of files into AutoCAD: STEP and COE.
STEP files are native AutoCAD files. This means no third party plugin will need to be installed to import your model. This is the recommended piping export format.
COE files will need a third party plugin installed. The plugin can be found located here. A COE file will export layer information which is defined in the Chain Info Smartsheet within EdgeWise.
All cylinder geometry will be exported over into AutoCad.
Elbows (including elbow bend radius), Tees and Reducers export over to AutoCAD. Connections that do NOT export include: Y-connections, reducing elbows, and straight connections. Straight connections will need to be cleaned before they will come into AutoCAD.
Valve and flange geometry will export over into AutoCAD. We recommend exporting general valves and flanges and swapping them out with proper valves and flanges using AutoCAD’s tools.
To export into Plant3D Edgewise will export a .c3p3d file. Setting up Plant3D can be a little tricky, make sure to follow this guide if you are running into issues.
Pipes only export to Plant3D with an ASME or DIN standard applied.
Elbows (including elbow Bend radius), Tees, and reducers will export properly. Y-connections, reducing elbows, and straight connections will fail to export. Straight connections will need to be cleaned before they will come into Plant3D.
Only valves, and flanges with ASME or DIN specs applied will export.