March 24, 2020

How to import an AVEVA E3D or PDMS model into START-PROF Piping Stress Analysis Software

By Alex Matveev

What is AVEVA E3D

E3D and PDMS are some of the frequently used plant design software developed by AVEVA.

The Stress Analysis Software Start-Prof provides import and export features that are included in standard software packages with no extra charge. Along with reducing modeling time, this feature helps in removing the man-made modeling errors completely.

This video tutorial shows the step by step procedures to import a piping model from AVEVA E3D or PDMS software into PASS/START-PROF Piping Stress Analysis Software.

Import from E3D to Start-Prof


PASS/START-PROF is a part of the powerful and integrated PASS Suite software module which is used for piping stress analysis.

Methods for Importing AVEVA E3D or PDMS Model into PASS/START-PROF

A special plug-in is available for AVEVA E3D and PDMS that allows the import of piping models and partially export of data back to AVEVA. The plugin is free and included in the standard START-PROF package.

Export and import can be done in three steps:

  1. Run START-PROF and AVEVA E3D or PDMS on the same machine
  2. Select the piping branches in AVEVA E3D or PDMS and click export to START-PROF. The model will be automatically created in START-PROF
  3. Modify the model in START-PROF and click Import changes from START-PROF in AVEVA E3D or PDMS. The changes will be imported back

Video Tutorial to Import AVEVA E3D or PDMS model into START-PROF

This video was provided by Modelosoft company, the PASS/START-PROF and AVEVA dealer in Mexico.

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