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Table of contents
1.0 Introduction ...............................................................................

2.0 Equipment Modeling Interface ..................................................

3.0 Orientation Tee ...........................................................................

3.1 Activating The Orientation Tee ............................................


3.2 Identifying Place Points ..................................................... .
3.3 Movement With Define Precision Point Commands ............

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4.0 Primitives and Equipment Manipulation .....................................


4.1 Basic Component Manipulation Commands ........................
4.2 Refresh Manipulation Commands ........................................
4.3 Revise Attributes .................................................................
4.4 Check Dimensions ...............................................................
4.5 Integrated Commands ...........................................................

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5.0 Understanding Parametrics ........................................................

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6.0 Nozzle Placement ........................................................................

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7.0 Graphics Environment ...............................................................


7.1 File ......................................................................................
7.2 Generate Envelope File ........................................................
7.3 Settings Commands ............................................................

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8.0 View Commands .........................................................................

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9.0 Equipment Databases and Libraries ............................................


9.1 Graphic Library Manager ......................................................
9.2 Tutorial Definition Library Management ..............................
9.3 Tutorial Definition Data Management ...................................

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10.0 Equipment Report Manager ........................................................


10.1 Parametric Report ................................................................
10.2 Nozzle Neutral File ...............................................................
10.3 Map File Format ..................................................................
10.4 Database Library File Manager ............................................

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11.0 Load Design Database .................................................................

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EQUIPMENT MODELING
1.0 Introduction
The PDS Equipment Modeling (PD_EQP) product models equipment and equipment
items for later connection to PDS piping components created through the PDS Piping
software.
When attaching nozzles to pipes, the Equipment Modeling product defines equipment
volumes making it possible to check interferences and position the nozzles in a single
session.
Functions of PDS Equipment Modeling (PD_EQP)
With PDS Equipment Modeling (PD_EQP), you can perform the following tasks:
Place basic three-dimensional building blocks such as cylinders, cones and boxes
called primitives.
Place three-dimensional equipment and components called parametrics, which are
predefined and delivered in a library with the product.
Create complex parametrics using the EDEN language and add them to the Reference
Database for future placement. Refer to the PDS Eden Interface Reference Guide for
details.
About Models and Drawings
It is important to understand the terms model and drawing as they are applied in PDS
environment.
A model is a 3-D representation of a physical object much like a physical-scale model
made of sticks, cardboard and plastic. The equipment modeling software creates a
computer model of a piece of equipment, making it possible to visualize the
equipment without assembling a physical-scale model. .
A Drawing is a 2-D graphical depiction of a model. The PD_DRAW module of PDS
is used to generate engineering drawings of models.
About the Reference Database (RDB)
The following libraries comprise the RDB and are used to define the equipment and
make it compatible with existing piping specs:
Graphic Commodity Library
Tutorial Definition Library
Piping Physical Data Library
Piping Design Standard Note Library
Piping Job Specification Table Library.

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2.0 Equipment Modeling Interface


The Equipment Modeling Interface is accessed through PD_Shell. This interface enters
the Equipment Modeling graphics environment, creates or modifies Eden and Tutorial
Definition files, prints reports and defines or edits filenames and locations for libraries.
Commands

Equipment Modeling
Enters the 3D graphics environment.
Graphic Library Manager
Creates and modifies Eden and Tutorial Definition files.
Reports
Prints parametric reports, nozzle neutral files, and nozzle reports.
Database Library File Manager
Defines or modifies the filenames and locations for approved and/or unapproved
libraries. You can also copy unapproved files into approved library directories.
Load Design Database
Loads attribute information from the Equipment Modeling design file into the design
database.
Entering the 3D Graphics Environment
The Equipment Modeling option enters the graphics environment where you can modify
a design file.
Steps
1. At the Equipment Modeling Options form, select the Equipment Modeling option to
enter the graphics environment.
The system displays the Equipment Modeling form listing the available design area
numbers and their corresponding descriptions.
2. Select Design Area
Select the 3D design area to modify. Then, select Accept. The system displays a list of
models in the selected design areas.
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3. Select Model
Select the Model Number to modify. Then, select Accept. The system enters the graphics
design file.

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3.0 ORIENTATION TEE


The coordinate axis system display consists of a refresh line originating at the active
place point and pointing in one of six coordinate directions: North, East, Up, South,
West and Down.
If the coordinate axis system display is turned on, the refresh tee appears at the active
place point when you select a secondary command such as Absolute PDS XYZ or Delta
PDS XYZ.

You can confirm the direction of the active axis by viewing the status field. The system
displays the directional information using a few simple symbols.
**P-IN S-

where
P is the primary axis
S is the secondary axis
** indicates the active axis
-IN or -OUT indicates the direction the active axis is pointing depending on the active
view. In a specified view (other than Iso), IN points away from you when looking at a
model. OUT points toward you when looking at a model. For example when looking at a
north view, IN points north (away from you) and OUT points south (toward you).
In the example above, the primary axis is the active axis and points IN toward the
displayed view. The secondary axis is only visible in the displayed view. Since the
primary axis is active, it can be rotated by a Refresh Manipulation command.

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3.1 ACTIVATING THE ORIENTATION TEE


When activating the orientation tee, the system displays the coordinate axis in its place
previous to its displacement. The orientation tee can be manipulated only in the following
instances:
It can be manipulated when the active point is defined using the ACTIVE POINT
command. After selecting this command, you can use any of the command menu options
to manipulate the tee. Angles of rotation cannot be entered with this command.
When placing equipment and components using a form or a parametric tutorial for
equipment or component generation and manipulation. Angles of rotation can be keyed
in, where positive angles are measured in the counterclockwise direction looking from the
direction where the non-rotating axis is pointing. To change the axis to be rotated, select
the CHANGE AXIS option.
When an equipment or component manipulation command (Move, Copy, Rotate, Mirror,
etc.) is active. Angles of rotation for primary or secondary axis cannot be entered in this
mode.

3.2 IDENTIFYING PLACE POINTS


Many of the Equipment Modeling commands prompt to identify a place point. To
identify a place point:
Select the Accept option from the panel menu to accept the present place point.
Snap to a graphic in the design file and accept it by pressing <D>.
Select a Precision Point command which moves the place point to a precise location.
For example, the Absolute PDS XYZ command moves the place point to the absolute
coordinates specified within the design file. The Delta PDS XYZ command moves the
place point a specified distance from the original place point position.

3.3 MOVEMENT WITH DEFINE PRECISION POINT COMMANDS


These commands define precise points when moving the active point or specifying a
destination point. These commands are used during the operation of a command
requiring coordinate input.
Commands

Absolute PDS XYZ :


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Specifies the east, north and elevation location in absolute coordinate terms.
Delta PDS XYZ :
Specifies the east, north and elevation location in delta coordinate terms.
Move Along Primary :
Moves the refresh tee a specified distance along the primary axis. To displace the
orientation tee any distance along the primary axis, select Move Along Primary option
and enter a distance. The axis will point in the positive direction.
Move Along Secondary :
Moves the refresh tee a specified distance along the secondary axis. To displace the
orientation tee any distance along the secondary axis, select Move Along Primary option
and enter a distance. The axis will point in the positive direction.
Midpoint :
Moves the active point for equipment placement by finding the midpoint between two
designated points.
Distance and Direction :
Moves the active point a specified distance by a specified direction.
Construct Point :
Changes the active point for equipment placement by moving the coordinate axis. To
move the orientation tee to a point defined by previous multiple manipulations of the
coordinate axis, select the CONSTRUCT POINT option, then complete the form with
multiple combinations of distance and direction commands.
Restore Last :
Sets the orientation tee to the previous active point and orientation.
Place Point Snap Lock :
Moves the refresh tee to an item's original place point and displays the orientation when
manipulating that item.
This command controls the refresh tee when you snap to an item. When the lock is ON
(default), the refresh tee moves to the items original place point regardless of where you
place your tentative snap and displays its orientation. This action applies only when you
select
an item to move, copy, rotate or mirror but not when it is selected for placement, adding
to or
modifying.
With the Place Point Snap Lock set to OFF and the MicroStation Data Point Snap Lock
set
to Project Snap Lock, the tee appears at the point where you placed your tentative point.
With the Place Point Snap Lock set to OFF and the MicroStation Data Point Snap Lock
set
to Keypoint (default), the refresh tee will appear at the closest keypoint (*) location.

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4.0 Primitives and Equipment Manipulation

Start
Creates a new piece of equipment using user defined primitives or parametrics. This
command creates a new piece of equipment using primitives
or user defined
parametricselected. It provides access to equipment primitives, user projected shapes and
parametric help.

A form displaying the equipment primitives appears in the tutorial window. With this
form you can select parametrics and user projected shapes. This form also contains an
input field for parametric numbers (Eden code).To extend or add to an equipment item,
use the Add command under Component Manipulation Commands. This command is
activated after Start has been used to place a piece of equipment.
Copy
Copies an equipment item once or several times from the active design file or from an
equipment model reference file.
Move
Relocates a piece of equipment to another active point.
Delete
Removes a piece of equipment from the design file.
Rotate
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Repositions a piece of equipment about a designated axis.


Mirror Copy
Creates a mirrored display of an equipment item from the active design file or from an
equipment model reference file.
Accept
Accepts, confirms, or permits an action.
Datum Point Manipulations
Adds or modifies an equipment datum point. Although this option is a part of the
Component palette, it is included here since it is also a major part of equipment
manipulation. If the selected equipment item already has datum points, the system

Loads their location and orientations into the form.


If the equipment item does not have datum points, the active point location and
orientations are displayed in the fields for datum point one. The system displays Add
next to the active point (datum point one) data to indicate that you can add datum point
number one. In eithercase, the active datum point is datum point number one in the form.

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4.1 Basic Component Manipulation Commands

Add
Places an equipment item or component on an existing piece of equipment. A form
displaying the equipment primitives appears in the tutorial window. This form also
displays options allowing you to select parametrics and user projected shapes. The form
contains an input field allowing you to key in a parametric number (Eden code) if known.
Modify
Makes changes or modifications to and already existing equipment item or component.
Modify & Copy
Copies an existing equipment item or component to a specified location and modifies the
copied component.
Move
Relocates an equipment component to a specified location.
Copy
Places a copy of an equipment component in a specified location.
Delete
Removes an equipment component from the specified piece of equipment.
Rotate
Repositions an equipment component about a designated axis.
Mirror Copy
Creates a mirrored display of an equipment component on a piece of equipment.
Mirror
Mirrors the display of the selected equipment component.

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Nozzle Manipulation
Places, modifies, copies, revises, and deletes nozzles.

4.2 Refresh Manipulation Commands

These commands adjust the orientation of the refresh tee so that it points in the desired
direction.
Commands
Orientation
Defines the orientation of the active axis.
Swap Orientation
Interchanges the orientation of the primary axis with the secondary axis.
Change Rotation Axis
Interchanges the active axis of rotation between the primary and secondary axes.
Invert Axis
Inverts the active axis.
Deflect Axis
Deflects the active axis counter-clockwise by a specified angle.
Restore Last
Sets the orientation tee to the previous active point and orientation.
Orient Primary by 2 Points
Orients the placement tee by using two points selected from an existing equipment item.

4.3 Revise Attributes


This command reviews and/or revises equipment or nozzle database attributes.Identify
NOZZLE or EQUIPMENT. Identify a piece of equipment by one of the following
methods: keying in the equipment name (followed by a delimiter (/) and the equipment
nozzle name, if desired), snapping to an associated graphic, or boresite locating to a
particular piece of equipment. Accept the selected equipment item reject the equipment
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item and select another equipment item. Once the form is displayed, select the attribute to
be changed and key in a new value. Once the appropriate attributes have been revised,
select Accept confirm the changes. Note that some attributes are for review only and can
not be revised.

4.4 Check Dimensions


This command reviews the location and orientation of the active place point and measure
distances between the active place point and a designated measurement point within the
design file.

4.5 Integrated Commands


Review PDS Attributes
The Review PDS Attributes command displays the database attributes of a selected
component. Items being reviewed can be in the active model or in an attached PDS
reference file.
Parameters
Attribute Name Lists the items attributes.
Value
Displays the items attribute value that is defined in the database.
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Close

Exits the Review PDS Attributes dialog box.

Review Clash
The Review PDS Clash command edits and reviews existing clashes and approves
existing clashes.

Parameters
Project Name
Displays the active project name.
Design Area
Displays the active design area name.
Clash Type
Displays the clash type.
Date
Displays the date and time the clashes were detected.
Unapprove Clash
Changes the status of the clash from approved to unapproved.
Approve Real Clash Approves the clash as a real clash in the Project Database.
Approve False Clash Approves the clash as a false clash in the Project Database.
Review Unapproved/ Specifies if you want to review app/unapproved clashes.
Approved Clash
Clash Marker
Displays the number of the current clash. Select a marker
number with the left and right arrows; or, select the field and key in a marker number.
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Item A
Displays the model name and the corresponding design area
that has the one item of the clash. The descriptions of the clashing component display
below the model name and design area.
Item B
Displays the model name and the corresponding design area
that has the one item of the clash. The descriptions of the clashing component display
below the model name and design area.
Window to Named Item

The Window to Named PDS Item command zooms in on an items whose attribute you
identify. You can search for items in the active model or in attached PDS reference files.
Options
Active Model / Reference Files Specifies whether to look for the item in the active
model or in the attached reference files.
Discipline
Specifies the discipline of the item you are looking for. You can select: Piping,
Equipment, PE HVAC, or Raceway.
Piping Attributes
Line Number Label, Line ID, Inspection Iso ID, Piping,
Component Number, Pipe Tag, Instrument Component Number,or Pipe Support Number
Equipment Attributes Equipment Number or Equipment and Nozzle Number
PE HVAC Attributes
System ID or Item ID
Raceway Attributes
RCP Tag, One Line Tag, Drop Point Tag, or Equipment ID
Item Name
Specify the attribute value to search for.
Restore View of Model Restores the view setting.

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5.0 Understanding Parametrics


Parametrics are the complex building blocks of Equipment Modeling. These building
blocks include circular platforms, stairs, kettle exchangers, air coolers, etc.
In building a model, it is common to use the same type of equipment several times
with only slight variations between each occurrence. For example, a particular ladder
could be used several times within a project with the only variation being its length.
By defining parameters, an equipment assembly can be specified in terms of geometric
relationships between its components. The specific component sizescomponent
lengths and widths, placement position, and orientationcan be defined as values on a
parametric form.
Using the forms
All parametric forms require the same or similar information. Dimensions, names, and
other data are keyed into fields. When all values are keyed in, select Accept to place the
graphic. i WILDCARD - Some forms can be used to break up one large item into
several parts so that each part can have unique values. Values which can be different are
indicated by the letter i in the form. For example, a platform encircling a tank at a
specific elevation can be broken into nine separate segments, or items, each with a
different width (the difference between Pi5 and Pi6) and a different radial length (Pi7).
When the different parts are placed, the i will be substituted with the
individual part number. For example, when Part 7 is placed, the value you keyed in for
P76 (the width of the segment of the platform) will be used.
POSITIVES ( + ) AND NEGATIVES ( - ) - Parameters shown with a + or - can be
keyed in as either positive or negative values; the + or indicates the recommended
value. For example, in A001, Circular Platform, parameters +P1, +P2, and +Pi7
recommend that the sweep for the platform goes in the positive direction (the Sweep
parameter is set to R, right). These values can be changed by keying in a negative value
and changing the Sweep parameter from R to L so that the platform sweeps to the left of
the ladder rather than to the right.
Another example is E205, Complex Vertical Cylindrical Equipment, Skirt. Parameter P16 (negative value) defines the direction of the skirt as going down from the placement
point. If you key in a positive value for the skirt, it will be placed up from the placement
point. When indicating positive or negative values, the + sign is optional; however, you
must key in the - sign to indicate a negative value. ( Refer Fig. A )
LEAVING FIELDS BLANK - If you leave a parameter field blank and the value is not
essential to the integrity of the equipment, the system will not place the unspecified
portion. For example, E305, Horizontal Shell and Tube Exchanger, if you dont specify
values for P7, P8, and P9, the
expansion joint will not be included. ( Refer Fig. B )

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FIG : A

FIG : B

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6.0 Nozzle Placement


This command places, modifies, copies, revises, and deletes any of the following nozzle
types and accepts data to define user-defined nozzle types.
Radial, Axial,Axial Elbow,Tangential,Skew,Radial Elbow,Offset Radial Elbow,Offset
Skew.
For information on these nozzle types and those parametrics nozzles that are not
represented with a Type icon,
There are two forms described in this section, the Nozzle Directory form and a typical
nozzle manipulations form. The nozzle manipulation forms specify the parameters for a
single nozzle being created or revised. You can enter these forms by selecting the Create

Any, Copy, Revise option or any of the numbered nozzle type options on the Nozzle
Directory form.
A reference datum point or previously placed nozzle must exist for the piece of
equipment.
Commands
Place Nozzle Places the nozzle of the selected type.
Copy
Copies an existing nozzle and places the copy in another location.
Revise
Modifies certain parameters on the specified nozzle. The Revise
command remains active until another command is selected.
Delete
Removes a nozzle from a specified piece of equipment.
Other Equip. Selects another piece of equipment if you have previously selected a
piece of equipment for modification.
Create Any Gives access to predefined nozzles for parametric equipment and
accepts data for an unspecified nozzle type.
Help
Recalls a generic quick reference help form for the Nozzle Directory
form.
Exit
Cancels the Nozzle Manip command.
Field Descriptions
NO
Nozzle Tag - a unique identifier for the nozzle (10 characters) which becomes
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PMC Piping Material Class - service or specification classification as defined in the


Piping Job Specification.
DIAM Nozzle Size - diameter in Nominal Piping Diameter (NPD) units.
PREP Nozzle End Preparation - code-listed value from CL330 for the flanged end.
The default is 21 (raised-face flange).
RTNG Nozzle Pressure Rating - pressure rating for the flanged end.
TS
Table Suffix - code-listed attribute used to further reference the source of
generic dimensional data. The codelist value is Default 5 = "Default".
DP
Datum Point number - datum point numbers, 1-30, can be reviewed with the
DATUM PT MANIP command to review datum points. Nozzle locations are calculated
in reference to this point.
TYPE Nozzle Type - number representing the type of nozzle.
SERVICE Service Description - descriptive database attribute such as steam, cold
water, etc.
Identify EQUIPMENT Identify the piece of equipment by snapping to an associated
graphic or boresite locating a piece of equipment or key in the equipment name in the

ITEM NO= field.


Once the equipment is identified, select one of the nozzle options or key in an item or
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7.0 Graphics Environment


This provides information on all of the pull-down menus in the graphics environment.
File
This pull-down provides basic file manipulation commands, such as compressing and
exiting the file. It also includes commands which allow you tomark items and generate
envelopes.
Element
This pull-down provides the Analyze command used to open the Element Information
settings box.
Settings
This pull-down provides the ability to modify rendering, fonts and colors used during a
graphics session. It also allows you to set the form view, refresh view, active category,
and active coordinate system.
View
This pull-down provides view manipulations. All of these commands result in modifying
what is seen in selected views. These commands only manipulate the view of the model
but do not manipulate the actual model.
User
This pull-down allows you to modify things that apply only to your system such as how
memory is used on your system, how windows are displayed, how various items on the
screen are laid out and behave, how reference files are attached by default, and so on. As
the name implies, you can adjust these settings to suit your preferences.
Cmds
This pull-down provides access to on-line help and allows you to remove all of the
currently displayed palettes.
File
Allows you to define which reference models are displayed, review the current library
files, set marks for MicroStation graphics, or take advantage of the automatic marks set
at the beginning of each Equipment or Component Manipulation command by undoing
the manipulations sequentially.
Generate Envelope File
Creates an interference envelope file from the current design file.
Compress Design
Compresses the design file.
Exit
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7.1 File
File Design
Allows you to save the active parameters defined in the current design session. The File
Design command allows you to save the active parameters defined in the current design
session. This command saves MicroStation parameters such as active views and active
display volumes.The PDS parameters are defined in a set of Type 63 elements for the
model.
Reference Model
Attaches a reference file and allows modification to the attached reference file. When
you select the Reference Model option, the system displays the Reference Model

Attachments form listing the attached models for the active model. The form displays the
Discipline/Model Number, Description and the Display, Snap and Locate settings for the
attached reference models.
Project Files
Displays the library files for the current project which provides reference data for the
model.
This command reviews the library files for the current project. The library files provide
the reference data for the model.
The following library files must exist for each project:
Graphics Commodity Library
Contains Eden definitions for equipment primitives and parametrics. If this library is not
attached, you cannot place symbols.
Tutorial Definition Library
Contains tables that define input fields. If it is not attached, you cannot place symbols.
Equipment Physical Data Library
This optional library contains dimension tables specific to Equipment Modeling.
Piping Physical Data Library
This optional library contains dimension tables for Piping Commodity data, such as
flange thickness and diameter. If it is not attached, you cannot place nozzles.
Piping Design Standard Note Library
Contains tables referenced by piping specification software. In Equipment Modeling,
only the allowable pipe diameter table is referenced. If it is not attached, you cannot
place nozzles.
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Piping Job Specification Table Library


Contains the allowable Nominal Pipe Diameter Table.

Undo Mark
Negates MicroStation drawing operations or Equipment or Component manipulations
performed after a mark was set.
Mark
Places a mark before MicroStation drawing operations so that you can perform undos if
you are not satisfied with the next drawing operation.
Undo All
Negates all operations performed since the first mark was set in the design session.

7.2 Generate Envelope File


This command generates an interference envelope file from the current design file. The
system gives the envelope file the same filename as your design file but with the .env
extension for the types of envelopes switched on and writes those files to the same
directory that contains the equipment models. By default, all types are on.

Commands
Physical
Defines the actual equipment including components such as nozzles, supports, etc.
Maintenance (hard/soft)
Defines the space required to access equipment for repairs and maintenance.
Access (hard/soft)
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Safety (hard/soft)
Defines the safety clearances around equipment and/or creates envelopes on safety
equipment.
Construction (hard/soft)
Defines an area around a component in a specified discipline.
Light Steel
Defines envelopes around equipment defined as light steel, such as ladders, platforms,
handrails.
Attached Graphics
Defines envelopes generated on semi-intelligent graphics such as an MCE graphic
attached to a tank.
Insulation
Defines an area occupying insulation space around a piece of equipment.

7.3 Settings Commands

Set Form View


Allows you to select the left or right screen for displaying forms.
Set Refresh Views
Establishes two views that display the refresh tee.
Set Active Point
Establishes the active point definition for placing equipment with Active Category
Provides the Active Dumb Category, Active Semi-Intelligent Category, and Active
Primitive Category commands.

Active Dumb Category


This command changes the active dumb category. It is used with any MicroStation
element placement commands. The selected category remains active until you select
another category.
Active Semi-Intelligent Category
This command changes the active semi-intelligent category. It is used with the Attach
Graphic command. The selected category remains active until you select another
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Active Primitive Category


This command changes the active primitive category. This command is used with the
Start, Add, Modify or Modify & Copy commands.
Active Coordinate System
Provides the Active Design Volume Coordinate System, Activate Plant Coordinate
System, and Show Active Coordinate System commands.
Activate Design Volume Coordinate System
Activates the Design Volume Coordinate System (DVCS) allowing you to define a local
coordinate system for a particular model.
Activate Plant Coordinate System
Activates the Plant Coordinate System (PCS). The Plant Coordinate System is common
to all models and drawings in a project.
Show Active Coordinate System
Displays the active coordinate system in the status field. When the coordinate system is
switched between the PCS and DVCS, model graphics do not rotate to reflect the active
coordinate system. Instead, the coordinate system rotates when the active coordinate
system is changed.

Colors
Modifies the colors used in the graphics environment.
Fonts Opens the Fonts setting box. To see a type sample for a font, select in the list box.

Rendering Opens the Rendering Settings box, which is used to adjust rendering
settings. It controls distance cuing, which determine how atmospheric fading is set in the
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8.0 View Commands

These commands are the basic view modification commands.


Commands
Window Volume
Defines a window display volume using precision inputs.
Window Center
Defines a new center point for a window view.
Window Area
Defines a window viewing area by two data points.
Window Origin
Defines a window view by the window origin.
Refresh Views
Refreshes the specified views.
Zoom In
Changes the magnification to focus on a smaller display area.
Zoom Out
Changes the magnification to focus on a larger display area.
Fit
Displays all elements in a selected view.
Review Categories
Review or modify the displayed category data (segregation parameters) associated with a
screen view.
View Equipment
Modifies a screen view allowing only the elements making up an equipment item to be
displayed.
Saved Model View
Saves the view orientation and clipping volume of a selected screen view.
View Previous
Review the previous display of a selected view.
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View Next
Moves to the next display of a selected view after the View Previous command has been
performed.
Review Categories

This command allows you to review or modify the displayed category data (segregation
parameters) associated with a screen view. You can use the display categories to
selectively segregate the data for display, manipulation, and plotting purposes. All the
graphics in the model or drawing (both intelligent and MicroStation) are placed on a
controlled set of levels. You can display or not display various categories of graphic data
by turning the category level(s) on or off.

Each category is associated with a system level, symbology and color code as defined in
the RDB.
View Equipment

This command modifies a screen view so that a window volume around a selected
equipment item is displayed. Other equipment items inside that volume will also be
displayed.
Saved Model View
The Saved Model View command allows you to create saved views, review and display
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in creating drawings, defining a design volume or displaying a defined volume within


the model.
The Saved Model View form lists all the saved view definitions for the active model.
The list includes the model view name (short description) and the model view
description (long description).
Commands
Create Saved View
Creates a saved view using the active screen displays. If no saved views have been
defined for the active model, this is the active option.
Show Saved View
Displays a specified saved view.
Delete Saved View
Removes a specified saved view definition.

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9.0 Equipment Databases and Libraries


This section describes how to modify and define locations for the libraries used to define
equipment. It contains information on the Graphic Library Manager, the Database Library
File Manager and the Design Database.
Libraries and databases are usually defined by the project administrator, but this
information is included to aid you in modifying Eden and Tutorial Definition files.

9.1 Graphic Library Manager


The Graphics Library Manager option establishes and modifies data involving Eden files
and Tutorial Definition Files (TDF).
Before using this command
The Equipment Eden path and node and the Tutorial Definition File Table path and node
must be defined before you can extract, add or modify any files.
To define these files:
Select the Reference Data Manager option at the Plant Design System form.
Select the Default Project Control Data option.
Define the nodes and paths for the Eden and TDF defaults.
Eden symbols and TDF tables are input/output from/to these locations.
Commands
Eden Library Management
Creates, merges and compresses Eden libraries and copies an unapproved Eden library to
an approved library.

Eden Data Management


Creates a help library, lists, extracts, adds, modifies, deletes or revises Eden data files.
Tutorial Definition Library Management
Creates, merges, compresses or approves Tutorial Definition files.
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Lists, extracts, adds, replaces, modifies, deletes, revises or reports on Tutorial Definition
files.

9.2 Tutorial Definition Library Management


The Tutorial Definition Library Management option allows you to create, merge or
compress tutorial definition libraries within the previously selected project. By default,
Tutorial Definition Library Management options operate on the unapproved library. If
the unapproved library is not defined, the system accesses the approved library.

9.3 Tutorial Definition Data Management


The Tutorial Definition Data Management option allows you to add or modify the data
located in the TDF. You can view the current library, list, extract, add, modify or remove
TDFs associated with the project.
Tutorial Definition Data Management options use the input/output paths defined through
the Reference Database Management Data option.

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10.0 Equipment Report Manager


The Equipment Report Manager allows you to print parametric reports, nozzle neutral
files, and nozzle report types 1 and 2.
The Report Path and Report Node are the same as the directory where control.sh was
initialized.
The Report Path and Report Node are the same as the Working Directory defined for the
PD_Shell program icon.
By default, the Report File Spec is named eqprpt with the extension being dependent on
the report type (.rpt, .nr1, .nr2, .noz). Users can overwrite the report file spec Commands
Parametric Report (.rpt file)
Prints a report on parametric symbols within a
design file.
Nozzle Neutral File (.noz file) Creates a neutral file for nozzle reporting.
Nozzle Report Type 1 (.nr1 file) Creates a report for each nozzle in a given design
file.
Nozzle Report Type 2 (.nr1 file) Creates a report for each nozzle in a given design
file.

10.1 Parametric Report


The Parametric Report option allows you to report on the contents of a design file
regarding parametric symbols. Nozzles are not included in this report.

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10.2 Nozzle Neutral File


The Nozzle Neutral File option allows you to create a neutral file for customized nozzle
reporting.

10.3 Map File Format


The .map file contains several records defining what will be extracted from the design
file then placed in the nozzle summary report. Each line of the .map file defines a field in
this record. One record is created in the neutral file for each nozzle. You can use any
ASCII editor to create or modify a .map file.
A single record contains four entries per line separated by commas.
The following .map file, nozsum.map, in \INGR\PDEQP\dat on NT. If necessary, you
may edit nozsum.map or create your own .map file.
21, 1, 0, 12 ! Equipment item name
22, 1, 12, 10 ! Nozzle tag
22, 6, 22, 6 ! Piping Materials Class
22, 3, 28, 5 ! Nominal diameter
22, 5, 37, 9 ! End Prep
22, 4, 46, 6 ! Rating
22,-15, 52, 12 ! Table Suffix
22, 16, 64, 20 ! Service
-1, 8, 84, 1 ! Plcmnt nozzle type (TYPE)
-1, 1, 85, 10 ! Reference Item (DP)
-1, 2, 95, 16 ! Reference Location X
-1, 3, 111, 16 ! Reference Location Y
-1, 4, 127, 16 ! Reference Location EL
-1, 5, 143, 6 ! Reference Location Primary
-1, 6, 149, 6 ! Reference Location Secondary
-1, 7, 155, 6 ! Reference Location Normal
-1, 9, 161, 8 ! OR1
-1, 10, 169, 8 ! OR2
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-1, 11, 177, 10 ! N1


-1, 12, 187, 10 ! N2
-1, 13, 197, 10 ! N3
-1, 14, 207, 10 ! N4
-1, 15, 217, 10 ! N5

10.4 Database Library File Manager


The Database Library File Manager allows you to copy unapproved files into approved
library directories. This is the only place where you can define or modify the network
address, directory and/or file specification for the approved/unapproved files.
Setup Information
When defining the Forms Directory Location through PD_Shell, the forms must be
defined in a subdirectory named forms. Since the Equipment Modeling product
automatically appends this extension, do not enter the path with forms as part of the path.
For example, \win32app\ingr\pdeqp\ is a valid path even though forms is a
subdirectory of pdeqp.
If the directory containing the database library file manager is not defined correctly or if
the mount fails, an error message box will be displayed when attempting to enter an
equipment model. The form allows you to either proceed using a default directory or to
exit.

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11.0 Load Design Database


The Load Design Database command allows you to load attribute information from
equipment model files into the design database. A log file with a .log extension is
temporarily generated in the same location as the specified load file during design
database loading.

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