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Author Topic: Combining Files in Pathfinder  (Read 3582 times)

abe.rane

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Combining Files in Pathfinder
« on: June 11, 2012, 09:06:47 am »

I am trying to link offshore platforms together. Ex:

A--exit A----enter B-->B--exit B----enter C-->C

However, platform A, B and C are saved as different files. I would like a way to combine these rather than create them again. Is there a way to combine them according to a given height? As in, link the exit and entry point of platforms?

Thanks
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Charlie Thornton

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Re: Combining Files in Pathfinder
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2012, 09:35:05 am »

Unfortunately, I don't know of any way to copy Pathfinder data from one model into another.
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kowkwei

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Re: Combining Files in Pathfinder
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2012, 07:46:21 pm »

Pyrosim has the function of copy and paste, whether can increase the function in  Pathfinder
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Charlie Thornton

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Re: Combining Files in Pathfinder
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2012, 08:34:43 am »

Because of how most objects in Pathfinder "link" together in a very particular way (e.g. room-door), it doesn't lend itself very well to a general purpose copy/paste (e.g. two overlapping doors, you cannot connect both, how to you get them reconnected). In contrast, PyroSim just has a bunch of individual objects floating around, overlapping, etc. We painted ourselves into a corner in this respect because many of the elements you edit in Pathfinder snap in based on surrounding geometry and shipping them around as pieces is nonsensical from the data model's standpoint. We're working on it though. I know that not being able to copy can be very frustrating.
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