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PDS Raceway Modelling Basics

SET ACTIVE TRAY PARAMETERS


1. From Runtime Menu >> Click on Palette

2. Click on Active Tray Parameters >> Select (note, if there is a previously selected tray
parameters, click on CLEAR first before clicking on SELECT)

Select tray parameter to use by choosing


from the list, highlight then click on Green
Check

3. The active tray parameters will now be displayed, click on Select. The selected tray is
now ready for use.

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SET SYSTEM
1. Set up System for tray to be modelled, Click on Active System >> Select System from
List >> Click on Green Check

SET ACTIVE ONE LINE TYPE


1. If there are other Active One Line Type to use in the project, Click on Active One Line
Type >> Select from List >> Click on Green Check

START MODELING
1. From Design Menu >> Click on Palette

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2. The System will now prompt you for the first data point to start the raceway model

3. Set your first data point by using any of the following methods:
a. Key-in Exact Coordinates:
Click on Construct Point >> Select Move To >> Click on either E-W-N-S-Elev
one at a time and then key-in coordinate at the command line. As you key-in the
coordinates, the new values will be displayed
accordingly.
Click on Yellow Accept Button to exit from
Construct Point Form >> Click on Yellow
Accept Button again to set this point as the data
point.

b. Move to Point
If there is a point that can be used as a reference
point (ex: a piperack or structure, make sure that
the model is attached), Click on MOVE TO >>
Point, middle button click to the particular point
and then left click to accept >> Click on Yellow
Accept Button to set this as the data point.

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c. Construct Point from a Reference Point


You can also start to Construct Point from a reference point by clicking on
Construct Point button >> click on Move To >> Point, middle button click to the
particular point and then left click to accept.
Toggle Move To >> Move >> Click on Up,
Down, E-W-N-S >> Key-in values at the
command line >> Click on Yellow Accept
button to exit from Construct Point form >>
Click on Yellow Accept button again to set this
point as the data point.

4. The System will now prompt for the Next Data Point. Set the data point as you did in
previous step 3a, 3b, 3c or just click on Move >> E-W-N-S-Up or Down >> Key-in
distance.
Hitting the Enter Key after each data point placed,
the system will draw the one-line tray. This will
allow you to see the tray route. Click on
Yellow Accept Button when done to finish
route

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5.

When tray routing is completed and after hitting the yellow accept button, the next step
is to accept the current tray crosssection orientation or reset (right
mouse button) to rotate

6. Accept the tray rotation by using the Left-Mouse button click. The system will now
propagate to graphically show the raceway tray.

PLACE MANUAL FITTINGS


1. There are some tray components that have to be placed manually such as Tees, crosses
and etc. Use the Place Manual Fittings Command to place such items

2. Set the Active Point where you want to place the fitting. Click on Set Active Point
button, middle button on
RCP, left button and
then click on Yellow
Accept button.

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3. Select the fitting to place by clicking on and selecting from Type, Subtype, Spec1 and or
Spec2.

Type = Straight, Elbow or Wye

Type = Straight
Subtype = Left or Right Reducer
Spec2 = select smaller size tray

Type = Elbow
Subtype = Inside Vertical, Outside Vertical or
Horizontal (Spec 2 need not be set since there
are no reducing elbow)
Type = Wye
Subtype = Horizontal
Spec2 = blank (equal tee or wye), Spec2 =
smaller size (reducing tee or wye)

4. Set the placement point, rotation and etc (see next page), then click on Yellow Accept
Button to place the fitting.

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Here are some examples:


A. Placement Points:

B. Rotation
**Rotate-Normal axis

**Rotatle-Primary Axis

**Rotate-Secondary Axis

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SET ACTIVE OLT (One Line Type) PARAMETERS


In case you need to set the active one line type parameters by getting the OLT parameters of
an existing line, Click on Set Active One Line Type Parameter button >> Middle click on an
existing tray segment >> Left Click to Accept

This is useful if say, the OLT have been set


to other settings and you need to continue
routing the tray from the Tee branch of an
existing line.

MODIFY OLT (One Line Type) PARAMETERS


1. To modify the existing one line type parameter, from the Modify Menu >> Modify
Element Commands >> Click Annotate Element button

2. Click on the raceway element (in this case, middle click on the tray segment and then
Left click to accept.

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3. The tray one-line type parameters will be shown, to modify >> click on Clear >> Select
>> Choose from the tray specs >> Green Check >> Select >>Green Check

4. The tray one-line type parameters has been modified and the graphics will be as shown
below:

Before

After

Note that the Manually Placed Tee parameters have not changed. Modify the Tee by
>> Edit/Insert Manual Fitting >> Middle button on Tee >> Left Click to Accept >> Click
on Yellow Accept Button

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MODIFY GROUPS
A group is a temporary association of Raceway elements in your model. Once you have
defined a group of Raceway elements using this command, you can manipulate the group as a
whole or in part.
1. From Modify Menu >> Modify Group Commands >> Define Group

2. Click on Create >> on the EE Element Type, select from list or use Select All >> on the
Graphic Method, select from list >>Click Yellow Accept button >> Follow Prompts >>
EE Element Types Displays all available
element types available for inclusion in or
deletion from a group. Types include onelines, three-lines, RCPs, drop points, to
equipment, and all annotation. You must
choose at least one element type when
creating, adding elements to, or dropping
elements from a group.
EE Method This list displays optional
restrictions for the items selected in the EE
Element Types list.
Graphic Method Displays the available
methods for selecting group elements. You
will use these methods to identify elements for
group creation, insertion into groups, or
deletion from groups.

Example:
Graphic Method = Fence Block

Choose from the different command buttons to modify items belonging to the Defined
Group.

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