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Abbreviation often used in Isodraft PDMS

This page is a abbreviation often used in Isodraft PDMS.

Symbol Keys

Refer to User Guide ISODRAFT Section 3.2

Each type of component has a two-dimensional symbol which is used to represent it on the isometric drawings. Each symbol is referred to by a text attribute, known as the symbol key (SKEY) attribute, of a DTEXT element.

The overall relationship between a pipe component and its descriptive elements is shown by the following structure:

symbol-keys

symbol-keys

The chapter Symbol Keys of the ISODRAFT Reference Manual contains a complete list of the standard symbols and their associated symbol keys, grouped together by generic type (ELBO, FLAN, PCOM, VALV, etc.).

You can usually select any symbol listed under the relevant generic type. For example, the following symbol keys are valid for a CAP (see Section CAP Symbol Keys of the ISODRAFT Reference Manual):

KABW    KACP    KASC    KASW
If an incorrect SKEY is specified, a default rectangle will be drawn at the corresponding component position.

Note:   It is essential to comply with the p-point configurations for the given symbol. The chapter, Symbol Keys of the ISODRAFT Reference Manual shows the configuration for each symbol.

The SKEY attribute of a DTEXT element is set by using the syntax

SKEY symbolkeytext
where symbolkeytext is the symbol key attribute code enclosed between closing quotes. For example:

SKEY ‘KABW’
The default SKEY symbols should be suitable for most applications. For specialised needs it is possible to redefine existing symbols, or to create new symbols, for some types of component. This is described in the chapter Symbol Keys.

Base Symbol Key ( Base Key / BKEY)

Refer to DRAFT User Guide Section 19.1.2

If a new SKEY is being defined, the BKEY must be set to a standard SKEY. Wildcards can be used, can use the * character as a wildcard to define a symbol for several similar SKEYs. For example:

SKEY ‘VB**’

This illustrates the use of the ** characters to cover all end conditions, i.e. BW (butt weld), CP (compression), SW (socket weld), FL (flanged), SC (screwed) and PL (plain), when defining a new range of SKEYs. This sequence therefore defines the SKEYs VBBW, VBCP, VBSW, VBFL, VBSC and VBPL in a single operation.

Note:   The wildcard option applies only to the definition of SKEYs. You must specify a particular end condition when you set the SKEY attribute of a DTEX element in the Catalogue DB; for example, by setting it to VBBW or VBCP but not to VB**.

Introduce Using Aveva PDMS Quick Report

AVEVA PDMS Quick Report is helpful for the PDMS designers in checking whether their work is in conformity with the modeling procedure or not, for example, is in the naming of an instrument or know any valve that has been installed in an area or SITE hierarchy.

You can also easily create reports using Easy PDMS Report Tools.

Here are some examples of the use of AVEVA PDMS Quick Report for the PDMS designer or PDMS modeler:

  • Instrument check whether all items have been given names,
  • check if the specifications that have been made are correct,
  • knowing the value of attribute on an item,
  • and others.

How to use the AVEVA PDMS Quick Report:

Open the menu PDMS Quick report with the Utilities >> Quick Reports …

Introduce Using Aveva PDMS Quick Report Column

Aveva PDMS Quick Report

Files & Term : Enter the name of the file to save the results of the report, check the box Term if you just want to see a report on the command line.

Type : Enter the type of element for example:

  • BRAN MEMBER
  • VALV
  • ATTA
  • GASK FLAN (use spaces to add any other type)
  • etc

If the Type box is empty then all Element will be reported.

With : this option is a way to narrow the report. Enter the expression, for example:

  • ABORE GT 30 (if ABORE greater than 30, then the element will be reported)
  • TPOS [3] LE 1000 (if the Tail elevation lower than 1000)
  • ABORE GT 30 AND NAME OF SITE NEQ ‘A01’ (if ABORE greater than 30 and not the same as the name of SITE A01 then the element will be reported)
  • etc

Column : this is the attribute to be output in a report. The attributes that you specify will be used as the title for the column. As an example:

SITE   OWNER   NAME   POSITION   SPREF

You can enter an expression, enclosed in round brackets. The following example generates the type, name, and the first three characters of the owner’s name:

TYPE    NAME    (SUBSTR (NAME OF OWNER, 1, 3))

Hierarchy : enter the element name or elements in the top of the hierarchy you want to report. Because you can provide a list of elements, you must enter the slash character before each name, except WORLD. As an example:

  • WORLD
  • / *
  • / 100-C-12/200-C-14/150-C-10 (use the spacebar to add)
  • etc

Run the Report : click this button and the report will be generated.

Notes :

  • Templates can not be saved and reused.
  • When you press the Dismiss button, fill out the form will be saved. Everything that you enter will be displayed on the form when it is displayed again.

 

Introduce Using Aveva PDMS Quick Report Result

Introduce Using Aveva PDMS Quick Report Result

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PDMS Macro Continuous Measurement Tools

By using PDMS Macro Continuous Measurement Tools we can measure the distance between two objects with the path that we want.

Sometimes there are times when we need a useful tool to measure distances between objects with others. we will have difficulty if the distance that we want is not a straight distance between two objects, but the distance is calculated from the specific track.

See also pdms software macro PDMS Macro Miter Elbows Primitive.

See also pdms software macro PDMS Macro Piping Bolts Report.

The measure tools provided by the PDMS standard can only measure the straight distance between two objects, so we have to add that we can know the distance on track.

Below is just one example of the problem.

PDMS Macro Continuous Measurement Tools Case

By using PDMS Macro Continuous Measurement Tools can help determine the distance of the above.

PDMS Macro Continuous Measurement Tools Result

PDMS Macro Continuous Measurement Tools Result

 

PDMS Macro Continuous Measurement Tools Menu

PDMS Macro Continuous Measurement Tools Menu

 

How to use PDMS Macro Continuous Measurement Tools :

  1. Download file macros on the download link below and extract the zip file.
  2. Save the macro file in the folder path that does not contain spaces, for example: D:\AvevaPdmsSoftware\PDMSid\
  3. Open fiile Continuous_Measurement_Tools_Form.pdmsid with notepad
  4. Change the variable !FolderMacroLocation with the location where you put this macro file.
  5. Drag and drop macro files Continuous_Measurement_Tools_Form.pdmsid to the PDMS command line.
  6. Press Add button, select the first object to be measured and then select the objects that have been selected as the measurement path.
  7. Press Esc to finish.
  8. Press Clear button to delete the measurement and repeat again from the beginning.
  9. Press Dismiss button to close the Continuous Measurement Tools.

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Change Different User without closing PDMS Software

Change different user without closing the PDMS is very helpful in reducing the loading time of the opening of the PDMS software. Because it takes time if you open a new PDMS software.

Here’s how to change different user without closing the PDMS software :

1. Write command on the commandline:

MDB UP : move and saving PDMS current work.

or

MDB NOUP : move without saving PDMS current work.

2.  Write command on the commandline: USERNAME/USERPASSWORD

3. Write command on the commandline: /MDB_NAME

4. Write command on the commandline: EXIT

 

Read also previous article Change MDB without closing PDMS Software

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Change MDB without closing PDMS Software

Change MDB (Multiple Databases) to another MDB without closing the PDMS is very helpful in reducing the loading time of the opening of the PDMS software. Because it takes time if you open a new PDMS software.

Here’s how to change MDB without closing the PDMS software :

1. Write command on the commandline:

MDB UP : move and saving PDMS current work.

or

MDB NOUP : move without saving PDMS current work.

2. Write command on the commandline: /MDB_NAME

3. Write command on the commandline: EXIT

 

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