KB Export Dialog
Applicability: Cranium, Synapse

Physical property values are necessary inputs for many chemical and engineering software programs. To satisfy this need, both Cranium and Synapse can export their data and estimates into files that can be imported into numerous programs.

Currently, Cranium and Synapse can export data into the following formats (all trademarks are the property of their respective owners):

  • ASPEN Input File Format: this format is used as the standard input file format for the Aspen Simulator System. Aspen's simulation tools provides extensive process simulation capabilities for the chemical and petroleum industries.
  • CHEMCAD Format: this format is used by Chemstations' suite of process simulation software. The CHEMCAD program suite provides simulation tools for steady-state, dynamic, and batch chemical processes.
  • Chemical Structure Images: this format is used to write image files for selected chemicals to a selected folder.
  • DIPPR (V01) Format: this format is used by AIChE's DIPPR database. The version 01 format is based on the Microsoft Access database file structure.
  • ESI Fluid Table Format: this format is used by Engineered Software's suite of programs. These programs enables you to design, analyze, and trouble shoot new or existing fluid piping systems.
  • MATLAB Class Definition Format: this format is used to create script input files for the Matlab numerical computing environment.
  • MKS JSON File: this format option will generate a text file containing an entity's properties written in MKS's JSON format. This file can be used to exchange data between users as well as for input into customized Javascript and Python programs.
  • MKS Knowledge Base: this is the current format used for MKS Knowledge Bases. Extensive knowledge on elements, groups, materials, mixtures, techniques, and references can be recorded. We recommend all your physical property knowledge be stored in this format.
  • Mol File Format: a mol file (molecular structure file) contains molecular structure information for a single chemical. This file format can be input into many chemistry software programs.
  • MultiBatchDS Format: this format is used by the MultiBatchDS simulation program. The program is a comprehensive software tool for the similation and optimal design of batch distillation columns.
  • SD File Format: an sd file (structure-data file) contains molecular structure information and associated data on one or more chemicals. This file format can be input into many chemistry software programs.
  • SimCentral Format: this format is used by Aveva's SimCentral simulation program and other programs in their simulation suite. SimCentral performs rigorous mass and energy balances for a wide range of chemical processes.
  • Simulis Format: this format is used by ProSim's Simulis thermodynamics server. Simulis provides physical property values for ProSim's process simulator. ProSim is a leading European chemical engineering software company delivering process simulation software and consulting services to the energy, oil, gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, food & beverage and other processing industries worldwide.
  • SMILES Format: SMILES (simplified molecular-input line-entry system) is a standard format used to represent the molecular structure of a single chemical. This file format can be input into many chemistry software programs.
  • SuperChems Format: this format is used by ioMosaic's SuperChems software program. SuperChems performs pressure relief design, chemical reactivity assessment and management, consequence analysis, and quantitative analysis.
  • MKS Text File Format: this format option will generate a text file containing entities and properties chosen from the current knowledge base. This file will be able to be opened by spreadsheet and word processing programs for further processing.
  • UniSim Format: this format is used by Honeywell’s UniSim Design Suite. UniSim is an interactive process modeling software package that enables engineers to create steady-state and dynamic models for plant design, performance monitoring, troubleshooting, operational improvement, business planning, and asset management.
Export Data and Estimates
  1. Open a knowledge base document.
  2. Click on the File menu and select the Export Values command.
  3. The application will activate the KB Export Dialog.
  4. Select the desired output format from the Output File Format list and press the Export button. The application will activate the format specific dialog.
  5. Click on one of the formats listed above for more details on the specific export procedures.
Related Documentation
Topic Description
Estimating Chemical Properties a short video demonstrating how to estimate the physical properties of pure chemical using either Synapse or Cranium.
Estimating Mixture Properties a short video demonstrating how to estimate the physical properties of mixtures using either Synapse or Cranium.
Getting Started using Cranium provides a quick tour of Cranium's capabilities including physical property estimation and a discussion of structure editing.
Getting Started using Synapse provides a quick tour of Synapse's capabilities including a examples of chemical product design.