In this article you will find an overview of all import options and their usage.
You can import your CAD data into Halocline in two different ways:
In Halocline Assembly you can analyze and edit your CAD data.
The representation of the data is very accurate here. In this part of the software you can check and plan assembly processes. You can also select individual components or assemblies and export them to Halocline Layout.
Use this import function to prepare your product data and plants.
You can select single parts and use them in Halocline Layout.
Click on Import in the Assembly tab at the top left of the search field. Select one or more files.
In Halocline Layout you can insert your CAD data into your layout planning.
The representation of the data is abstracted depending on the import option.
Use this function for equipment, plants or single assemblies you want to insert into your layout.
Click Import in the Library tab at the top left of the search field. Click on CAD files and select one or more files. Then select the import option.
Select CAD (fine) or CAD (rough) to see the 3D model in layout. Use this option if you are satisfied with the placeholder view of the model and do not want to customize it further.
Select Boxes or Components to get an abstract representation of boxes. Use this option for equipment that you want to edit in layout and evaluate in performance.
List of all file formats: Supported CAD Formats
More detailed information and examples about the import options in Layout: Import options
Prepare product data - Transfer assemblies from Assembly to Layout: Export of assemblies and individual parts from CAD files
You can use your hall as a 3D model in Layout. You can find all information here: Import shopfloor environment
You can project an existing 2D layout as a template onto the floor. You can find all information here: Using existing 2D layouts
Images, lists und videos
You can display additional files like images, to-do lists or videos that help you with your planning in VR. You can find all info here: Notepad in VR
To use data from other Halocline users, you can import files in .halo[...] format.
For shopfloors, workareas and variants use the import button in the layout tab. In the following window you can select the desired import location depending on the file type.
For library objects use the Import button in the Library tab. In the following window select Library Elements.