Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.

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Bentley Substation
Instruction Manual Version 3.1

Authors: Alex Liang, Jason Jew, Nam Trinh, Rich Malins,
and Stephen Follett
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Table of Contents
Preface ................................................................................................................................................... 8
A. Purpose: ......................................................................................................................................... 8
B. Requirements: ................................................................................................................................ 8
C. Legends:.......................................................................................................................................... 8
D. Shortcut Keys: ................................................................................................................................ 8
E. Glossary, Definition, and Terminology ........................................................................................... 9
I. General Approach ............................................................................................................................ 10
A. Software Overview ...................................................................................................................... 10
B. Drawing Size, Page Format, Title Block, and Scaling ................................................................... 10
C. Handling Existing Vector/Raster Drawings .................................................................................. 10
II. Design Approach............................................................................................................................... 11
III. Launching Bentley Substation and Working with Project Manager .............................................. 12
A. Restoring a Project from Backup................................................................................................. 14
B. Creating a New Project ................................................................................................................ 15
C. Creating a New Drawing Page ..................................................................................................... 16
D. Copying a project ....................................................................................................................... 24
E. Copying a Drawing Page ............................................................................................................. 24
F. Renaming a Project or Drawing Page ......................................................................................... 25
G. Modifying a Project or Drawing Page ......................................................................................... 27
H. Running reports.......................................................................................................................... 28
I. Viewing BM Explorer ................................................................................................................... 29
J. Adding spare parts...................................................................................................................... 29
IV. Designing with Existing Vector/Raster Drawings ............................................................................ 30
A. General Method ......................................................................................................................... 30

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B. Bringing in Existing Vector Files to a Bentley Substation Drawing ............................................. 30
C. Placing symbols into Vector/Raster Graphics............................................................................. 31
V. Inserting 2D Symbols ....................................................................................................................... 31
A. Symbol by Name Method ........................................................................................................... 31
B. Symbol by Part Number Method................................................................................................ 33
C. Symbol by Device ID Method ..................................................................................................... 34
D. Symbol by Macro Method .......................................................................................................... 35
VI. Designing the Electrical 3D Layout Models ..................................................................................... 36
A. Naming Convention for Electrical 3D Model, Saved Views, and Callouts Based on Bus
Configurations .................................................................................................................................. 39

1. Single Bus/Main and Aux Bus/Double Bus (115kV) .................................................... 39
2. Ring Bus (115kV) ......................................................................................................... 40
3. Breaker and A Half Bus (230kV) .................................................................................. 41
4. Typical Distribution Substation (115kV-Ring Bus/12kV-Double Bus shown) ............. 42
B. Creating a New Electrical 3D Layout Model ................................................................................. 43
C. Assembling the Electrical Master Site Layout .............................................................................. 45
D. Creating Saved Views ................................................................................................................... 45
E. Creating Section Callouts .............................................................................................................. 50
F. Creating “Step” Section Callouts .................................................................................................. 55
G. Modifying Section Callouts .......................................................................................................... 57
VII. Inserting 3D Objects ....................................................................................................................... 60
A. Inserting Substation Object.......................................................................................................... 60
B. Inserting Cable/Bus Object ........................................................................................................... 64

1. Placing Rigid Bus Conductors ..................................................................................... 64
2. Placing a Rigid Bus Conductor Using the “Height Change, Rigid Bus-Bars” Algorithm
......................................................................................................................................... 66
3. Placing a Cable Using the “Catenary Sag” Algorithm................................................. 69
4. Placing a Cable Using the “Spline Sag” Algorithm ..................................................... 72
C. Snapping Connectors to Cables and/or Buses ............................................................................. 74

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VIII. Designing Construction Drawings ................................................................................................. 78
A. Creating a Plan View Drawings (i.e. General Arrangement Outdoors) ........................................ 78

1. Creating a New Page ................................................................................................... 78
2. Referencing In a Plan View ......................................................................................... 82
3. Modifying the Viewable Area of a Plan View ............................................................. 90
B. Creating Section View Drawings.................................................................................................. 96

1. Creating a New Page ................................................................................................... 96
2. Referencing In a Section Callout/Detail Callout........................................................ 100
C. Clipping Plan Views and Section/Detail Callouts ....................................................................... 104

1. Clipping by Using the Clip Volume Tool ................................................................... 104
2. Modifying/Deleting a Clipping ................................................................................. 107
D. Rendering Plan and Section Views ............................................................................................ 112
E. Placing Construction Labels ....................................................................................................... 116
F. Placing Manual/Automatic Balloons.......................................................................................... 116
IX. Clash Detection.............................................................................................................................. 116
X. Assigning Part Numbers to Panel Layout Symbols ....................................................................... 116
A. Placing part numbers to symbols while auto-updating the symbol attribute. ......................... 116
XI. Designing Grounding Grid Drawing ............................................................................................... 124
A.

Creating an Arrangement of Grounds Model/Drawing ........................................................ 125

B.

Placing the Grounding Grid ................................................................................................... 125

C.

Placing Grounding Grid Connectors ...................................................................................... 126

D.

Extracting Grounding Grid Information................................................................................. 127

XII. Designing Conduits Drawing......................................................................................................... 128
XIII. Designing Single Line / Meter & Relay and Station Service Diagrams ........................................ 128
XIV. Designing Schematic Diagrams and Contact Development Tables ............................................. 128
A. Designing from Intelligent Design Standard/Previous Intelligent Project(s) ............................ 128
B. Designing Schematics from Scratch.......................................................................................... 129
C. Inserting Wire Tags ................................................................................................................... 129

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................................................. Incorporation........................... Conduit.............................................................................. 3.........1 1..................................................................................................................................................................... Designing SCADA Related Drawing ................................... 151 B..................................... 136 D.......... Bill of Materials............................................................................................... Creating 3D PDFs . Hiding Drawing Cross References ............. 203 XXI.............. Inserting Cable/Circuit Numbers ............................ Assigning Balloon Number by “Device Properties” Dialog Box ............................................................1 .......................... 150 4............ Overview .................. 140 3........................................................................... 192 E............................. Assigning Balloon Number using the “Data Manager” tool ............. Overview .................. 2................................................ Overview ............................... Printing Full Size Drawings for Final Issue ................................................... 145 XVI....... Running Report Output to Microsoft Excel Format ............................................................................................................................................................... Inserting Wire Links............ 151 5.................................... and Archiving a Project ................................................................................... Designing Circuit.......... Printing Drawings NOT in ProjectWise ....................................... 159 XIX............. Generating Drawing List ............................................................................................................. Assigning Balloon Number to Construction Drawings using “Insert Balloon” command ......................................................... Assigning Job Order Number by “Symbol Text” Dialog Box ................. Importing Excel File to Materials Database .................................... Assigning Job Order Number using the “Data Manager” tool.................................................................................................. Trench.............. 150 3.............................. 149 A................. 204 A...... 160 A.................... Name Plate................ 130 Inserting Wire Tags Automatically on AC Schematics .................................................................. 129 Inserting Individual Wire Tags....... 171 C............................ Printing Drawings for Review (not full size) ......... 145 XVII.......................... and Target Plates Reports ............................ Plotting and Publishing a Project.......................... 138 1........................................ 134 Inserting Wire Tags Automatically on DC Schematics ...... Wire Link Usage ................................................. 149 1.............Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3....................................... 138 2........................... Backing up......................................................... 182 D.............................................. 142 XV................................ 4............... 141 E................ 204 Page 5 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.................................. 159 XX.............. Creating PDF or TIF files ............................ 156 XVIII........... 149 2................................................................. Designing Panel Layouts ............ 160 B.................. Different Wire Link Symbols .................. 153 C........................... and Junction Box Schedules ..................................

............1 B...................... Project Incorporation ........... 205 C................................................................................ Interim Mandatory Backup for Data Retention ...........................1 .............................Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3... 206 Page 6 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.

III.1 Date 02-03-12 Rev. Sec.1 .A NxT6 05-22-13 2.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Description By 2. VI NxT6 12-26-13 3.1 Revised per SS7 features NxT6 Page 7 of 211 Chk by A2L4 1/3/2014 Version 3. changes NxT6 2.2 Chgd.3 Chg.E NxT6 07-24-12 2.3C Updated Sec.1 Added Rev. Sec XI. block and other misc.

3. Page 8 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. then type the numeric combination above using the num pad (right side of the keyboard). Text in double quote is: “Column or field name existing in the software”. Requirements: 1. Shortcut Keys: Symbol Old Keystroke New Keystroke ¹ Degree (5°) ^ Alt+0176 Centered Period (LINE·CKT) { Alt+0183 Subscript ‘2’ (H } None² Greek Omega (Ohm Ω) | Alt+234 (doesn’t recognize)² Phase Symbol (3Ø) \ Alt+0216 Plus or Minus (14 Feet ± 1 Inch) ~ Alt+0177 or Alt+241 (none) Alt+0178 or Alt+253 Superscript ‘2’ (²) ¹ Alt+XXXX means hold the ALT key. All users need to follow these steps to ensure contents can be properly utilized among PG&E and contractors.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Text in single quote is: ‘Running a command’.1 . 3. Text in bold is: USER TO KEY IN VALUE(S). 4. 2. Master PG&E Parts Database has been installed. B. Legends: 1. Text in Italic and bold is: Hint or CAUTION or PAY CLOSE ATTENTION. Bentley Substation should be properly Installed and Configured. 2. Purpose: This document outlines all necessary steps and procedures required to complete a substation design project utilizing Bentley Substation software within PG&E configured environment.1 Preface A. C. Master catalogs (2D/3D) are present. then let go of the ALT key ² Symbol can be inserted using Microstation’s Insert Symbol button on the text editor dialog box. D.

g. grading plan. No title block to be included here.prj) Construction Drawing: Drawings to be issued out to construction or vendor drawing DTM: Digital Terrain Model G. Design can be done on this model.1 E. it’s used to create foundation arrangement. topo…This model will not be issued to construction. gate(s). road. and Terminology Backup: The process. which bundles all related files/data of a project to one single file (*. and etc.O.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. PRP.1 . Master Electrical Model: 3D drawing containing all actual inserted 3D symbols which will not be issued to construction. Definition.: General Arrangement Outdoors Live Nesting Level: defines how many level of reference of a reference the software needs to look through to display the reference Master Civil Model: 3D drawing containing civil components such as DTM. East Nicolaus Substation PRP: Project Reference Point. or X. Glossary. fence. Master Model: 3D workspace model within Bentley Substation. and do not issue designs done in this model My Projects: The folder name which contains all active substation projects Page Name: Drawing number Project Name: Substation Name e.A.Y coordinate equivalent RomanS: Front style to be used in PG&E Bentley Substation environment Sheet Model: 2D workspace model within Bentley Substation. this is strictly 2D model containing title block. which to be issued Page 9 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Do not design on this model.

Title Block. All other drawing’s title block can be scaled appropriately following the latest revision of Substation Design Guidelines. one is for regular projects and one is for Electrical Design Standard Projects respectively. For simplicity of printing and handling. Intelligent design can be on the same drawing with legacy (non-intelligent) design. Handling Existing Vector/Raster Drawings 3. Similarly. The project name will be the name of the substation. however. and Scaling 3. Similarly. Users can maintain existing drawing numbers for all types of drawings. Bentley Substation produces drawings utilizing a letter and number coordinate system to properly identify locations of components for intelligent linkage. For electrical designs. General Approach A. legacy 2D physical objects can be on the same drawing with new 3D intelligent symbols. and scale. Master Layout Model design and schematics will be 1:1 scale. Page Format. Bentley Substation users can perform all basic drafting tasks that used to be done in Microstation. there are two types of title blocks: “ETEC4S_TB” and “ETEC4S_TB_EDS”. Software Overview Bentley Substation is an intelligent and integrated CADD software which consists of Microstation and a database running in the background. Drawing Size. non-intelligent design will not have the same features as intelligent design. All drawings for a substation will eventually be bundled into one project file. No individual DGN files will be available for editing or archiving. Bentley Substation will allow you to print to all PG&E approved paper sizes (0-size through 5-size). As the name implies. simply create a new drawing in Bentley Substation with the same drawing number.C for more information regarding the creation of different page sizes and commonly used scale factors.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Existing drawings with non-intelligent graphics can brought into to the new environment and mixed with new intelligent symbols as necessary. The appropriate page format needs to be selected for all drawings to be issued. existing drawings containing raster can be edited using Descartes. then merge vector contents by referencing and “Merge to Master” command. Refer to Section III.1 I.1 . page size. Page 10 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. B. C.

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II. Design Approach

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It’s important that project design needs to be based on existing and approved design standards,
not from other projects when design standards are available. This means all applicable existing
standards will need to be modeled ahead of time. If required design standard are not available
at H:\Substation Data\Standards, users need to create the design standard first before
proceeding with the design
For non-standard designs, users can start the design from scratch or copy from other projects as
appropriate.
For indoor/schematic design, it’s recommended to start with the relay and switch contact
development table then build AC/DC schematics by device ID. Do not assign any part number
(PG&E Code) to schematics or contact development tables otherwise materials will not be
captured on the Bill of Materials report. Only assign part numbers on panel layout drawings.
For outdoor design, users can either copy all applicable standard 3D layout drawings to the
project then arrange them to create the Electrical Master Layout drawing or start design by
placing symbols/Macros from the catalogs as needed. Final construction drawings will be made
up of references of various views of the electrical master layout drawing.
Dimensions, text, balloons, and construction labels will be placed on final construction drawings
to be issued.
Following is a basic outline of the Workflow Process:
1. Check ProjectWise and H:\Substation Data\My Projects\ to see if the substation you are
about to work on is already in the active projects folder. If not, refer to ProjectWise user
manual to create new project in ProjectWise.
2. Check drawings out of WIP into the “References” folder if drawings you need to work on
are not already in ProjectWise. Note that you should only do this for drawings that will
be converted to Bentley Substation format. For all other drawings from WIP, check out
to your LAN ID folder or C:\Data\MAT_DB\ (such as drawings to be superseded, 0-size
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3. Proceed with design by working in the Electrical Master Layout and Civil Master Layout
Models first.
Important: please be sure to create one 3D layout per voltage level, bus section,
transformer, or bay. Do this by copying the Electrical Master Layout drawing, giving it
a unique name (e.g. 115kV Ring Bus or Transformer 1). Recommended criteria as
follows:
a. A typical distribution substation will have one layout for the high side, one layout
for each distribution transformer arrangement, and one layout for each
distribution bus section. An entire ring bus can be on one layout.
b. A typical transmission substation will have one layout for each voltage level;
however, within each voltage level, each BAAH bay or bus section will need its
own layout. Each transformer shall have its own layout as well.
c. For switching stations, each BAAH bay or bus section will need its own layout.
Finally, reference all layouts into the Electrical Master Layout which will consist of the
station fence and control building. See Section VI.A for model and Saved View naming
guidelines
4. When project is completed, archive the project -- for instructions, please consult with
the ProjectWise User Manual.

III. Launching Bentley Substation and Working with Project Manager
On most workstations, from the desktop, users can double click on the Bentley Substation Icon
to launch the program (the blue transformer shortcut icon).

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Alternatively, Bentley Substation can be launched from “Start” Menu  “All Programs” 
“Bentley”  “Bentley Substation V8i”  “Bentley Substation V8i”.
Once Bentley Substation has launched, the “Project Manager” dialog appears as shown below.

The following tasks can be done using the “Project Manager”:
- Restore a project from backup/archive
- Create a new project and new drawing page
- Copy a new project or drawing page
- Rename and modify a project or drawing page
- Run reports
- View BM Explorer
- Add spare parts

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A. Restoring a Project from Backup
On a regular production run, after a project has been completed using Bentley Substation, it
will be backed up into one single file which will then be archived. This archived project
needs to be restored in Bentley Substation’s Project Manager before it can be worked on
again.
On “Project Manager”, point to “File”  “Restore”, the “Restore Project” dialog box appears

Line 1: Click on the ellipsis for the “Project File (*.Prj) field to select a project to be restored:

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1 . otherwise. a new project can be created by right clicking on “My Projects” directory. select “New Project”. The project name will be the substation name or switching substation name e.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 Select a project to restore and click “Open” Line 2: Keep the default file path “H:\Substation Data\My Projects” folder here since all active projects will be placed in one location Line 3: Assign a new project name if needed. or shortcut ‘Ctrl+N’ . or “File”  “New”  “New Project”. Page 15 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Creating a New Project Within the “Project Manager”. Orosi Substation or Santa Ynez Switching Station. the name for the project to be restored will be kept B.g.

Creating a New Drawing Page After successfully creating a new project. click on “Description” and key-in the following information as shown below.1 .1 After keying in the substation name. This information will appear on the title block. C.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Page 16 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. the “New Page” dialog box immediately appears which asks the user to create a new drawing page.

such as Single Line.C. Project – Ensure you are creating the drawing in the proper project 2. or choose an existing from the drop down list. For all other drawings.1 1.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. leave page Installation and Location blank. Location – Type in a Page Location. More info regarding Drawing Set see Section III. Panel Layout. follow the Installation and Location definition chart below to key in the appropriate information for these pages.18. 3. Single Line Meter & Relay. 4. The use of fields can help simplify the assignment of installation and location for devices to be placed.i. etc. Note that all elements placed on the drawing will inherit the Installation & Location specified here. or choose an existing from the drop down list.1 . Installation – Type in a Page Installation. Drawing Set – Type in a drawing set (or choose an existing). For drawings that contain devices that have different installation and location. Page 17 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.

g. &. apostrophes. Page 18 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.g. 3-size drawings. 2-size drawings. Title Block – The default is ETEC4S_TB. or 5-. commas. 21kV Bus Section G Location: Location: -Breaker # e. For 0-size. 12kV Bus Section D -Voltage Class Bus Section (for switchgear) e.1 Note: do not use special characters for Installation or Location (#. and for 5-size drawings.g. 6. Feeder 1101 5.g. 1-. TB#1 -Floor # and panel # / Wall’s name (enclosed substation) -Feeder # (for distribution feeders) e. choose ETEC3S_TB. *. 2-. 115kV MPAC 1 or Control Building -Grounds -Conduits -Voltage Class Bus Section (for circuit breakers) e. parentheses. choose ETEC2S_TB. 230kV Bus Section E. choose ETEC5S_TB. name (enclosed substation) -Wall’s name -Transformer Bank # e. HVCB 182 -Panel #s e. 3-. Page Name – Type in a Page Name. Initial Mode – Choose the type of drawing you are creating from the list of available types. which is the proper title block for 4-size drawings. etc) OUTDOORS INDOORS Installation: Installation: -Voltage class -Voltage class Building name e. choose ETEC1S_TB.g. 7. colons.g. 1-size drawings. choose ETEC0S_TB. or describing the layout. Panels 1-5 or 115KV Panels 6-10 -Floor name and Bay# / Bus Sect.g. semicolons. most likely will be a PG&E drawing number beginning with 0-. 4-.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 .

ii. Place title block in sheet mode – ensure this box is NOT checked for new drawings. iv. Page 19 of 211 For 4-size drawings. DESFIL. nothing needs to be changed. as PAGE_TEXT_MACRO_4-SIZE is the default b. PGE3PH. For drawings of any size that are not 1:1 scale (scale factor is anything other than 1). select or type in PAGE_TEXT_MACRO_2-SIZE For 3-size drawings. For 4-size 1:1 scale drawings.1 8. Page Format – The default is ETEC4S. For 2-size 1:1 scale drawings. select or type in PAGE_TEXT_MACRO_5-SIZE 1/3/2014 Version 3. For 0-size drawings. the Page Macro field should be blanked out. select or type in PAGE_TEXT_MACRO_0-SIZE For 1-size drawings. or type in. and also inserts text nodes of appropriate size inside the revision block. For 5-size 1:1 scale drawings. the appropriate macro depending on drawing size: i. choose ETEC0S. 10. click on the ellipses and choose PAGE_TEXT_MACRO_1-SIZE d. click on the ellipses and choose PAGE_TEXT_MACRO_2-SIZE e. click on the Insert Macro button: Search for. Page Macro – this allows cells to be placed automatically upon page creation. For 3-size 1:1 scale drawings. Currently. which is the proper page format for 4-size drawings. and for 5-size drawings. 9.1 . DWGNO. the cells that are inserted using the PAGE_TEXT_MACRO_#-SIZE macros are: LNAMES. select or type in PAGE_TEXT_MACRO_3-SIZE For 5-size drawings. iii. choose ETEC1S. choose ETEC3S. Depending on what size drawing you are creating. click on the ellipses and choose PAGE_TEXT_MACRO_3-SIZE f. click on the ellipses and choose PAGE_TEXT_MACRO_0-SIZE c. clear out this field (make it blank). v. select or type in PAGE_TEXT_MACRO_4-SIZE For 0-size drawings. All drawings not 1:1 scale: When creating these types of drawings. For 0-size 1:1 scale drawings. REF. the appropriate page macro needs to be inserted.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. 1-size drawings. choose ETEC2S. select or type in PAGE_TEXT_MACRO_1-SIZE For 2-size drawings. Once the page gets created. but scaled to match the scale of the drawing. 3-size drawings. 2-size drawings. With the drawing open. NOTES. For 1-size 1:1 scale drawings. choose ETEC5S. h. click on the ellipses and choose PAGE_TEXT_MACRO_5-SIZE g. adjust this field as necessary: a. Please see below for detailed information on how to add the page macro for these types of drawings. vi.

1 . Page 20 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. click on the lower left corner of the drawing page and perform a data (left) click.1 Next.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Click OK Click on “Place Macro” when finished With the macro on your mouse cursor. and then type in the same scale factor you used in Step 10 in the previous section. click on “Macro Settings” on the bottom right hand corner of the dialog box.

1 To complete filling in the title block within “Project Manager”.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. click on the “Drawing Set” tab (at the bottom of the window) and key in additional information required for the project. Page 21 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Note that this information will appear on all drawings within the project.1 .

etc) Installation – See table above for examples iii. but within the same Substation (Project). iv. apostrophes. one would then change that particular drawing’s Drawing Set to describe the new project. semicolons. v. For subsequent projects requiring a drawing already assigned to a Drawing Set (but the project has already been completed). all drawings required for a Bank Replacement Job would be in one Drawing Set called “REPLACE BANK 1” or similar. Indoor Arrangement Drawings: Installation represents the name of the building. For example. *.1 . i. Page 22 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. colons.1 Drawing Set Tab Drawing Set – A collection of drawings involved in a particular project. ii. &. Note: do not use special characters for Installation or Location (#. commas. An example would be the Single Line Diagram or General Arrangement Outdoors. parentheses.” “Grounds. Outdoor Arrangement Drawings: Installation represents the voltage class and bus section name.” or “Conduits & Grounds” for both.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. which would be required for most projects. Conduit & Ground Drawings: Installation would be either “Conduits.

Installation would be the name of the building. Information can be entered here.” 2. Note: Location – a more specific description of where the piece of equipment is located.” See table above for examples. 11.1 . “115kV Control Building” or “230kV MPAC . for example “Control Building.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Installation would be the voltage class of the building. or via the tab “Page…” at the Data Manager dialog box. followed by the name of the building. Page 23 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Common values: Scale Scale Factor Scale Scale Factor 1’ = 1’-0” 1 1/16” = 1’-0” 192 3” = 1’-0” 3 1” = 10’ 120 2” = 1’-0” 6 1” = 20’ 240 1½” = 1’-0” 8 1” = 30’ 360 1” = 1’-0” 12 1” = 40’ 480 ¾” = 1’-0” 16 1” = 50’ 600 ½” = 1’-0” 24 1” = 60’ 720 3/8” = 1’-0” 32 1” = 100’ 1200 ¼” = 1’-0” 48 1” = 200’ 2400 3/16” = 1’-0” 64 1” = 400’ 4800 1/8” = 1’-0” 96 1” = 500’ 6000 3/32” = 1’-0” 128 1” = 1000’ 12000 12. to identify one building from another.1 1. Page Descriptions – The information entered here will appear in various spots on the title block. For example. For substations containing more than one building. right clicking anywhere on the title block. For substations containing only one building. This location is somewhere within the “Installation.” i. or at a later time by either selecting “Modify Page” after right clicking on the drawing listed in the Project Manager. Scale Factor – This is where you set your page scale. Set page online – This needs to always be checked 13.

users can right click on the project name in “Project Manager” to create new drawings at any time.1 Once all these are properly filled out. clicking OK will open the new drawing page. For the most part. Copying a project To copy a project. Line2: Lets the user define a new location for this project.1 . on “Project Manager. Copying a Drawing Page To copy a drawing page. Alternatively. this location should be under “H:\SUBSTATION DATA\MY PROJECTS” folder since all active. E. ongoing design projects will be in one folder. Line3: Assign a new name for the project. right click on the project name to be copied  “Copy”. in “Project Manager”.” navigate to the project containing the drawing page user wishes to copy  right click on the drawing  “Copy”. Page 24 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. D. a “Copy Project” dialog box appears: Line1: This should be the project the user wants to copy.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. the “Copy Page(s)” dialog appears.

Fill in the rest of the fields as needed or leave “(Keep Existing)”. For the “Page Options” field. The “Set Pages Online” box should also be checked.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Renaming a Project or Drawing Page To rename a project. from “Project Manager”.” Note: refer to Section XIV A to universally change Device ID and other data using the “Data Manager” tools F. “Maintain Device ID” should be checked and the pull down menu should have “Tag Only” selected.1 . right click on the project to be rename  “Rename”  Page 25 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Click “OK” when done. check “Maintain Wire Numbers” and select “Tag Only”. If drawing description needs to be changed.1 The most important thing to do first is to select the destination for the project where you want to copy the drawing(s) to. Also check “Maintain Wire Link IDs” and also select “Tag Only. click on the “Description” button and key in all drawing info/description. On the “Wire Number Options”.

Key in a new drawing name (number) and click “OK” Page 26 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. note that “Drawing Set”. “Installation”. and “Location” can be changed here as well. from “Project Manager”.1 Key in a new name and click “OK” To rename a drawing page (drawing number).Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. right click on the drawing to be renamed  “Rename”  Besides renaming a drawing page.1 .

right click on the drawing to be modified. Modifying a Project or Drawing Page To modify a project.  Page 27 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. from “Project Manager”.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 . right click on a project to be modified. from “Project Manager”.1 G. the “Modify Project” dialog box appears: Click on “Description”  “Business Line” and “Facility Type” can be modified here To modify a drawing page.

1 . a drawing page must be opened. Failure to do so may result in losing work. Page 28 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Drawing Set:. Installation:. Please do not check this box under any circumstances. Note: to modify inactive fields (Project:.1 All active fields can be modified here. use the “Rename” command. Running reports Reports (B/M) can be run in Project Manager. however.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Page Name:). See section XVIII for more detailed on running report commands and features. Location:. H. Note: the use of the “Place title block in sheet mode” check box is no longer necessary.

1 I. you can view a list of all of the items that have been assigned Part Numbers by clicking on the “BOM Explorer” tab on the bottom of the Project Manager. Viewing BM Explorer From the Project Manager. Adding spare parts (Not being used at this time). you can edit the quantities of parts. Users can add spare part using the traditional material database. Page 29 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. and also remove part #s (do this with caution!) J.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 . Here.

Then. use clip reference to exclude unwanted data (such as drawing numbers in the border. revision block info. modification of raster and vector files will be handled similarly to how Microstation handles them. Page 30 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.1 .). New intelligent symbols can be combined with non-intelligent (vector) graphics. In “Project Manager”. Run the ‘Reference’ command  ‘Attach’. extraneous data outside the format. B. Note: if the vector file to be referenced and merged to the Bentley Substation drawing contains a raster file. This folder contains all drawings checked out from WIP that are to be converted into Bentley Substation format. this includes both vector and raster files. etc. merge the vector drawing into the Bentley Substation drawing. open a drawing that user wishes to bring existing vector content into (it’s important to ensure that the Bentley Substation file’s scale is compatible with the vector drawing scale). Designing with Existing Vector/Raster Drawings A. Bringing in Existing Vector Files to a Bentley Substation Drawing Users should place the existing raster/vector files in the “References” folder within the project’s main folder. After vector files are copied to a Bentley Substation drawing by ‘referencing’ and ‘Merge to Master’ commands.” Once the vector file has been referenced in. Click on the “Raster Manager” command to verify. users can still use familiar drawing tools to modify vector contents just like in Microstation. that raster file will be referenced into the Bentley Substation drawing as well.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. and then navigate to the “Reference” folder containing the existing vector file  the file to be attached and click “Open. General Method Since Bentley Substation carries full Microstation features.1 IV.

and finally referencing these views to the main drawing containing raster/vector graphics.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. scale. insert substation objects in the Master Electrical Layout model. multiple “Engineering Design Consideration” messages may appear which can be ignored. then click “Ok” C. Symbol by Name Method Once a new drawing page has been created in single line. As a result. Schematic and Panel Layout modes use the “Insert Symbol” commands under “Design” task to place 2D symbols on the drawing. Refer to Section VI for more details. On the main task  “Design”  “Insert Symbol by Name”(or shortcut E3). copy. Page 31 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.1 The example below shows the raster file listed in the Raster Manager. Basic raster file manipulations such as move. schematic and panel layout mode. Inserting 2D Symbols A. users can place 2D symbols from the “Master Catalog 2D”. Placing symbols into Vector/Raster Graphics For Single Line. V. rotate…can be done using Descartes tools. the raster file’s path needs to be validated as follows: in the “Raster Manager” dialog box. right click on the raster file  “File Name…. For arrangement drawings.1 . Important: to avoid the raster file being detached when opening the file next time. Bentley Substation will not recognize connections between intelligent symbols and nonintelligent graphic (raster/vector). then create saved views as required by the existing raster/vector graphics.” click on the magnifying glass and browse to the correct location of the raster file.

” Note that the top right corner shows the most recently used symbols and the lower right corner shows a preview of the symbol.1  Users can browse the part tree (left column) to select appropriate symbols or key in symbol name under the field “Name:. or ‘Mirror’ symbols before placing them.1 . ‘Scale’. To ‘Rotate’. click on “Symbol Settings” button. Change settings as needed.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Page 32 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.

or ‘Mirror’ them by using regular Microstation or “Symbol Settings” commands . Note that once symbols have been placed. and “Device Tag” can be assigned here along with “Family” if applicable.1 Click “Place Symbol” button to place symbols on the drawing. Depending on the type of symbols placed. Once placed down. check the box “Suppress Device ID” if the user does not want to display “Device Tag” on the drawing. “Location”.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. the Device Properties dialog box will appear: “Installation”. symbols may be placed by Part Number or PG&E Material Code. Symbol by Part Number Method For Panel Layout Drawing Mode. Please note that this method only works if a PG&E Code has been previously assigned to the symbol. Page 33 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.1 . user can ‘Rotate’. additional dialog boxes may appear. ‘Scale’. Symbol Text can be moved by right click  “Text Position” or modified by right click  “Symbol Text…” B. On the main task  “Design”  “Insert Symbol by Part Number”(or shortcut E4). Under the “Options” box.

1  Note that a PG&E Code may be associated with more than one symbol. For example. assigned with a Device ID and also assigned a Device Family. If this is the case. user needs to select an appropriate symbol under “Select Symbol:” C.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. the contact development table for a relay has been placed on the drawing and now the user needs to place the rest of the contacts. Symbol by Device ID Method This method is particularly helpful when a device has been placed on the drawing. From the main task  “Design”  “Insert Symbol by Device ID” (or shortcut E5)  Page 34 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.1 . and the user needs to place additional components of that device.

Symbol by Macro Method Macro is a group of symbols that were previously grouped and can be placed all together at the same time. or copy those symbols. scale. A Macro carries full properties and attributes of the individual symbols that make up that Macro. Hint: hold down the Ctrl key to select and place multiple symbols at a time. the “Device ID(s)” window displays all devices that had been placed in the project. Once a Macro has been placed. symbols that make up that Macro can be treated as individual symbols.1 . Clicking on a Device Tag displays all symbols available to be placed. D. move. To place a Macro.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. from the main task  “Design”  “Insert Macro” (or shortcut E2)  Page 35 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.1 Filtering by “Installation” and “Location”. Note that this method only works when a device carries a family and the family has been selected when previously placed. This means user can modify. Note that the X in front of the symbol indicates the symbol has been placed and no longer available for placement.

Existing equipment will not be modeled and/or added to this model unless there is value added by doing so. Designing the Electrical 3D Layout Models 3. and etc… VI. Be sure the checkbox “Maintain Device IDs as created when inserting Macro” is checked. Sections. The Electrical 3D Layout models serve as sources for the majority of outdoor arrangement drawings.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. including but not limited to the General Arrangement Outdoors. the Electrical 3D Layout models will be complete. and Detailed drawings.1 . current rating. These 3D models include actual inserted 3D substation objects only. Eventually when all equipment in the facility has been replaced. Here is the work flow and how the Electrical 3D Layout Models are utilized: Page 36 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Depending on the type of Macro. Elevations. the Electrical 3D Layout models will initially contain only new portions of the ongoing project.1 Several Macro settings can be done here. With existing substation facilities. additional dialog boxes may appear to prompt the user to enter symbol text.

Annotations Electrical 3D Layout (Transmission) Sub Model (one for each voltage level and bus section) Plan View (saved view – sheet model) for G. Callout Plan View (saved view – sheet model) for Callouts Sections & Details Elevations (Construction Mode) (Construction Mode) LEGEND -3D Model Page 37 of 211 -Sheet model within the 3D model (Saved views and Callouts) -Construction Mode (DWG to be issued) -Sheet model reference -Drawing page reference Arrangement of Conduits .1 Direct (non-nesting) References. and Callouts.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Dimensions.O Electrical Master 3D Layout (one for the entire station) General Arrangement Outdoors/Elevations (Construction Mode) Civil Master Site 3D Layout (one for the entire station) Electrical 3D Layout (Distribution) Sub Model (one for each bus section) Plan View (saved view – sheet model) for Callouts Sec. Turn off hook points and start rendering Nested References. and Callouts. Turn of hook points and start rendering Reference. Callout Sec.Outdoors (Construction Mode) Arrangement of Grounds . Callout Sec.Civil (Construction Mode) 1/3/2014 Version 3. Saved Views. Callout Sec. Annotations . Callout Sec. Saved Views.1 Substation Physical Design Work Flow Hierarchy All 3D works. Dimensions.A.Outdoors (Construction Mode) Arrangement of Foundations .

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it is imperative to following the following guidelines based on the bus configuration of the project being worked on. These letters are not repeatable within the entire project.1 .g. 1.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Detail 2. Single Bus/Main and Aux Bus/Double Bus (115kV) i.g. Generally. these Sections and/or Elevations are named with letters e. etc…these numbers are not repeatable within the project. The Electrical 3D Layout model will need to be created only once. therefore. Numbers are generally assigned to details e. Naming Convention for Electrical 3D Model. and Callouts Based on Bus Configurations As 3D design continues to grow in our substations. If the project already has the Electrical Master Layout model user can skip to Section VII and insert necessary symbols as required by the project. Saved Views.1 All Electrical 3D Layout models will NOT be issued to construction. Detail 1. Below are how to breaker down and name 3D models and Saved Views. Note that the underlined parts are similar between various related names. user must follow either design standards or design guidelines to determine the number of Sections or Elevations for each particular bus configuration. Section AA or Elevation B etc. they will not have title blocks. 3D Model Names: Section D Single There will be 2 3D Models named as: Page 39 of 211 Electrical 3D Layout 115kV Section D Section E Bus Electrical 3D Layout 115kV Section E 1/3/2014 Version 3. 3. These Sections and/or Elevations are made up by Callouts. A.

Ring Bus (115kV) i. and the sectionalizing breaker belongs to the previous model. Saved Views: Only 2 required for model: Electrical 3D Layout 115kV Section D 1: Plan 115kV Section D W/O Callouts 2: Plan 115kV Section D W/ Callouts and 2 Saved Views for model: Electrical 3D Layout 115kV Section E 1: Plan 115kV Section E W/O Callouts 2: Plan 115kV Section E W/ Callouts 2.1 . Single Breaker and Double Bus Double Breaker are similar where each section is required to have its own 3D models. 3D Model Names: Ring Bus Page 40 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. ii.1 Section D Section E Main Bus Aux (Transfer) Bus There will be 2 3D Models named as: Electrical 3D Layout 115kV Section D Electrical 3D Layout 115kV Section E Double Bus.

1 .Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Saved Views: Only 2 required for model: Electrical 3D Layout 115kV Ring Bus 1: Plan 115kV Ring Bus W/O Callouts 2: Plan 115kV Ring Bus W/ Callouts 3. 3D Model Names: Bay 1 Bay 2 Bay 3 Bay 4 Bus 1 Bus 2 Breaker-and-a-Half There will be 2 3D Models named as: Electrical 3D Layout Electrical 3D Layout 230kV Bays 1 & 2 230kV Bays 3 & 4 ii.1 One 3D model named as: Electrical 3D Layout 115kV Ring Bus ii. Breaker and A Half Bus (230kV) i. Saved Views: Only 2 3D models required: Electrical 3D Layout 230kV Bays 1 & 2 1: Plan 230kV Bays 1 & 2 W/O Callouts 2: Plan 230kV Bays 1 & 2 W/ Callouts and 2 Saved Views for model: Electrical 3D Layout 230kV Bays 3 & 4 1: Plan 230kV Bays 3 & 4 W/O Callouts 2: Plan 230kV Bays 3 & 4 W/ Callouts Page 41 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.

1 1: Plan Transf. Saved Views: Only 2 3D models required: Electrical 3D Layout 115kV Ring Bus 1: Plan 115kV Ring Bus W/O Callouts 2: Plan 115kV Ring Bus W/ Callouts and 2 Saved Views for model: Electrical 3D Layout Transf. 1 W/ Callouts and lastly 2 Saved Views for model: Electrical 3D Layout 12kV Section D Page 42 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.1 .1 4. 1 Electrical 3D Layout 12kV Section D ii.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. 1 W/O Callouts 2: Plan Transf. 3D Model Names: Three 3D models names required for this typical configuration as follows: Electrical 3D Layout 115kV Ring Bus Electrical 3D Layout Transf. Typical Distribution Substation (115kV-Ring Bus/12kV-Double Bus shown) i.

Creating a New Electrical 3D Layout Model Navigate to the ProjectWise tab within Project Manager.1 . similar to the one shown below: Page 43 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. the Bentley Substation project name will be in ALL CAPS) to be worked on  Right-click on the Bentley Substation project and select “New Page”.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. In the example shown below. The “New Page” dialog box will open. highlight the Bentley Substation project (remember. “TEST PROJECT SUBSTATION” will be the Bentley Substation project used.1 1: Plan 12kV Section D W/O Callouts 2: Plan 12kV Section D W/ Callouts B.

Place title block in sheet mode – ensure this box is NOT checked for 3D Layout models Page 44 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. or choose an existing one from the drop-down list (see Section III.4 for proper naming convention) 5. Page Name – type in a name for the Electrical 3D Layout Model (see Section VI. Project – ensure you are creating the drawing in the proper project 2. or choose an existing one from the drop-down list (see Section III.C.1 1. Initial Mode – choose 3D Layout Mode from the drop-down list 7. Drawing Set – type in a Drawing Set.C.type in a Location.i for proper naming convention) 3.5. or choose an existing one from the drop-down list (see Section III.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 .C. Location .A for proper naming convention) 6.iii for proper naming convention) 4. Installation – type in an Installation. Title Block – clear this field by highlighting and pressing delete or backspace (3D models do not use a title block) 8.5.

).e. aligning them using the Civil Master Site Layout’s defined PRP as a common point. Once the entire substation is built up using this method.clear this field by highlighting and pressing delete or backspace (3D Layout models do not use page macros) 11. reference in the various Electrical 3D Layout models. Page Descriptions – you may choose to enter all of the page descriptions at this time.) Hint: for existing substations. etc. When designing a whole or portion of the Electrical 3D Layout Drawing from existing Design Standard(s).Y coordinate. Plan View without Page 45 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. To assemble. Assembling the Electrical Master Site Layout The Electrical Master Site Layout will consist of references from the Electrical 3D Layout models created in Step A above.1 9. To help defining location to insert new 3D symbols. Page Format – Choose 3D LAYOUT from the drop-down list 10. follow Section VII to insert 3D objects. users are now ready to create Saved Views (i. users can detach the reference. D. etc. users may want to reference the existing general arrangement OD or Ultimate General Arrangement OD in temporarily to locate areas for new 3D symbols. Creating Saved Views Once the user has created the Electrical 3D Layout models or assembled the Electrical Master Site Layout. or come back and do it later Leave all other settings as shown and click “OK”.1 . Set page online – this needs to ALWAYS BE CHECKED 13. reference the Civil Master Layout Model and locate the new 3D symbols location based on established PRP (X. If components are not available. Ultimate Arrangement Outdoors. Once the areas for new 3D symbols have been located. Page Macro .Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. follow Section VI. cable trench. Scale Factor – the scale factor for ALL 3D Layout models is 1 12. A new blank page will be created. in which the user can now insert 3D symbols for their project. pull boxes. Once the Electrical 3D Layout models have been completed. control buildings. follow sections C and D below to create sheet models for referencing onto construction drawings (General Arrangement Outdoors.C and VI. If components needed for the project are available in the Master Catalog 3D catalog. submit symbol requests. and objects such as the station fence.D to copy the Design Standard(s) to the project.D to create various sheets to be referenced into construction drawings C. follow Section III.

To achieve the desired view. (If your Annotation Scale is currently not shown. your hook points will be visible in your final construction drawings and the only way to get rid of them is to create your saved views and construction drawings all over again!!! 2. you can activate it by clicking on “Settings” in the main toolbar.1 . it is important that you do two things in your Electrical 3D Layout Models: 1. you are now ready to create your Saved Views. In this example. or in some instances you may choose to zoom in on a certain area. whatever you see on your screen will be exactly what appears in your saved view.) Once you have completed these two steps. If you DO NOT perform this step BEFORE you create your section views. Begin by opening the Electrical 3D Layout model and rotating to the top view. Scroll down and select “Design File”.1 Callouts). generally a “Fit View” works best. Be sure your Annotation Scale is activated on your main tool bar. Click on the “A” button so that it becomes active (pressed) and that your annotation scale is set to “Full Size 1=1”. **Note: BEFORE you begin to create your Saved Views. Toggle off hook points by going under the “3D Layout Design tab and clicking “Toggle Hook Point Visibility” button (Shortcut A + 9). Failure to do so will result in your section callout labels showing up extremely small or large in comparison to you drawing. You can now drag and dock the “Annotation Scale” toolbar onto your main toolbar. When creating a Saved View. which will be used to generate Section Callouts for referencing into Construction Drawings. Once you have achieved the desired view on your Page 46 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. This will ensure that your section callout labels come in at the correct scaling.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. we will be creating a Plan View of our project.

Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. The following “Saved Views” dialog box will appear. Alternatively. Scroll down and select “Saved Views”. click on the Saved Views icon in the main toolbar.1 .1 screen. you can go to the main toolbar at the top and click on “Utilities”. Page 47 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.

Rename your saved view as desired (i. Leave all other options as shown below.1 Click on the “Create Saved View” button in the toolbar (hands icon) and the “Create Saved View” dialog box opens up. The “Create Drawing” dialog box shown below will open.1 .Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Page 48 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Perform a data point in your drawing and your new saved view will be created. Plan View without Callouts) and be sure the “Create Drawing” checkbox is checked.e.

1 1. Create Sheet Model – make sure to place a check in this check box 2.2D Sheet” is selected from the drop-down list 3. Open Model – make sure to place a check in this check box Leave all other options as shown and click “OK”. Seed Model – be sure “ModelSeed. Page 49 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.dgn. This will come in handy to help you figure out which sheet model you are working on and also allow you to switch between different models. Annotation and Detail Scale – make sure both the Annotation and Detail Scales are set to “Full Size 1=1” 4.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 . **Note: In the bottom left corner you will see a drop-down menu box. The sheet model you just created should now open up.

This Plan View sheet model will now be used to reference into your Construction Drawing (i. you can go to the main toolbar at the top and click on “File”. Scroll down and select “Models”. There are two ways to access your sheet models: 1. Page 50 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.e. Alternatively.1 . E. open up the sheet model of the Saved View (i.e. Plan View with Callouts). Open the “Models” menu by clicking on the “Models” icon ( ) in your Main Task Bar.1 You have successfully created a sheet model for you Saved View (i. General Arrangement Outdoors).Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Creating Section Callouts Within your Electrical 3D Layout model.e. Plan View with Callouts) that you wish to create Section Callouts in.

Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 . Once you have the desired sheet model that you wish to create Section Callouts in (i.e. Plan View with Callouts) to open it.1 This will bring up the Models dialog box from which you can double-click the desired sheet model (i. Plan View with Callouts). located in the lower left corner to select the desired Saved View (i. go to your Main Task bar and expand the “Drawing Composition” tab.e. Use the drop-down menu box.e. Plan View with Callouts View). Select the “Annotate” tab and choose the “Place Section Callout” button 1). Page 51 of 211 (shortcut T + 1/3/2014 Version 3. 2.

1 . Annotation Scale – be sure the toggle button is enabled (pushed in) 4.1 The “Place Section Callout” dialog box will open. Height – select “From View” from the drop-down list 3. Create Drawing – make sure to place a check in this check box Page 52 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. 1. Drawing Seed – select “Section_English_C_SheetOnly” from the drop-down list 2.

3. “Define start point for callout” . it is best practice to draw your section callouts either from left-to-right or bottom-to-top!!! **NOTE: CREATING A STEP SECTION CALLOUT WILL BE COVERED IN THE NEXT SECTION. you will notice that your cursor has changed from crosshairs to an “X”.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. If you have done this correctly. A basic Section Callout can be created in 3 easy steps by following the command prompt in the lower left corner: 1.1 Leave all other options as shown in the screenshot above.1 .perform a data point (left-click) where you want your section callout line to start 2. “Define direction and depth of callout” – drag your mouse in the direction that you wish to define the depth of the callout (what you want to see) and perform another data point (left-click) Page 53 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. “Define end point or <Ctrl> to define a step” . As a general rule of thumb.drag your mouse in the direction that you wish to draw the section callout line and perform a second data point (left-click) where you want your section callout line to end.

1 . Drawing Seed – select “Section_C_English_C_SheetOnly” from the drop-down list 3. Open Model – make sure to place a check in this check box Page 54 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.make sure both the Annotation and Detail Scales are set to “Full Size 1=1” 5. Section A-A) 2.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Annotation and Detail Scale .A for proper naming convention of section callouts (i.e. Name – refer to Section VI. 1. Create Sheet Model – make sure to place a check in this check box 4.1 The “Create Drawing” dialog box will appear.

Once again.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. if you have done this correctly. select the “Place Section Callout” button (shortcut T + 1). This is helpful when you want to create a section callout. From the main task bar under “Drawing Composition” and then “Annotate”. Creating “Step” Section Callouts You can also create what’s called a “step” section callout. open up the sheet model of the Saved View (i. make sure to set all options as instructed in the previous section. F.1 . A “step” Section Callout can be created by following the steps in the command prompt in the lower left corner: Page 55 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.1 Leave all other options as shown and click “OK”. you will notice that your cursor has changed from crosshairs to an “X”.e. When the “Place Section Callout” dialog box appears. The section callout you just created should now open up. as you would if you were creating a standard section callout. To place a “step” section callout. but would like to exclude certain parts of the model. Plan View with Callouts) that you wish to create Section Callouts in.

a “step” callout was created. While still holding the CRTL (control) key down.perform a data point (left-click) where you want your section callout line to start 2. Page 56 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.1 1. 3. to show a callout without the switch. and perform a data point (left-click). Steps 2 thru 5 were placed while holding down the CTRL (control) key.1 . dragging your mouse. In the example below. When you are ready to place the last point of your “step” callout. perform a data point (left-click) where you would like your “step” to begin. Continue holding down the CRTL (control) key. “Define start point for callout” . “Define direction and depth of callout” – drag your mouse in the direction that you wish to define the depth of the “step” callout (what you want to see) and perform the last and final data point (left-click). release the Control key. “Define end point or <Ctrl> to define a step” – while holding down the CRTL (control) key on your keyboard. drag your mouse in the direction that you wish to continue drawing the section callout line in. Step 1 was placed while performing a standard data point.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. and performing data points (left-clicks) to define additional “steps” as desired. which consisted of 7 (seven) data points (shown numbered). and Steps 6 and 7 were standard data points.

With your Saved View open. Page 57 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. where your section callouts were originally created. make sure the “Disable Handles” toggle button (blue square with a red circle around it with a line going through it) is unselected (not highlighted) in the Element Selection dialog box.1 . Plan View with Callouts).Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Navigate back to the sheet model of your Saved View (i. which denotes the boundaries of the section callout. Modifying Section Callouts Once you have created a section callout. A dashed box with a green arrow and four (4) blue handles will appear.1 G. use your basic “Element Selection” tool and left click on the section callout label you wish to modify. **Note: If the blue handles do not appear when selecting the section callout label. there are two different ways to go back to modify what can be seen in your section callout: 1.e. or by clicking on the “Model” button (blue square with white cube icon) in your main toolbar and selecting the desired Saved View. You can do this either by using the drop-down menu in the lower left corner.

1 .Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. your section callout label will now be repositioned. make sure the “Disable Handles” toggle button (blue square with a red circle around it with a line going through it) is unselected (not highlighted) in the Element Selection dialog box. moving it to its desired location. **Note: If the blue handles do not appear when selecting the section callout label. The user can also adjust the boundaries of the section callout simply by left-clicking on a blue handle. Page 58 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Navigate to the Electrical 3D Layout model (usually called Default). left-click on the desired section callout marker ( ) that you wish to modify. A dashed box with a green arrow and four (4) blue handles will appear. 2. desired location.1 To reposition the section callout label. which denotes the boundaries of the chosen section callout. and left-clicking again to place. Using your “Element Selection” tool. By releasing the left mouse button. simply press and hold down the left mouse button on the green arrow and drag it to the new.

If the user wants to create more section callouts.1 . since it can clutter your drawing and view. either by using the drop-down menu in the lower left corner or going to the Model menu and opening the appropriate section view. The user can also adjust the boundaries of the section callout simply by left-clicking on a blue handle. your section callout label will now be repositioned. and left-clicking again to place. you can now go back to that section view to see the changes you have made. go back to the sheet model for your Saved View and repeat the steps outlined in Section VI. Uncheck the checkbox next to “Section Callouts” and close the “View Attributes” tab.D. By releasing the left mouse button. click on “Settings” and select “View Attributes”. In the Main Toolbar. similar to the one shown below. You MUST change this setting for each drawing that you would like this attribute to affect!!! Page 59 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. you can do so under the “View Attributes” tab.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. you may notice that your drawing(s) and master model have an “eye” showing for each section callout that was created. **Note: After creating a section callout. simply press and hold down the left mouse button on the green arrow and drag it to the new. Once your desired views are set. If you would like to turn off the visibility of this “eye”. moving it to its desired location. You will now see that the “eye” is no longer visible in your drawing.1 To reposition the section callout label. expand the “Presentation” tab. When the “View Attributes” dialog box opens. desired location. Click the drop-down arrow next to “Markers” and the box shown below opens.

Page 60 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. go to main Task  “3D Layout Design”  “Insert Substation Object” (or shortcut E2) .Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Inserting Substation Object To insert an 3D object.1 . The “Insert Symbol Macro” dialog box will appear as shown below. Inserting 3D Objects A.1 VII.

Part Tree – This will be affected by which Part Type is selected above. For example. Part Type – There are three types of 3D symbols – Single. Page 61 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. these include items like Circuit Breakers. There are several ways to search for parts: 1. User will need to select the desired symbol from this list. The folders are labeled by type of equipment with sub-folders organized according to voltage class. Select Symbol – This area will list the available symbols depending on the Part No. See example below. in the center of the window. (The majority of 3D symbols are type Single. One symbol shows the junction box on the left side and one symbol shows the junction box on the right side. all of the available parts will be listed in the center of the window and from here user can enter the part number in the “Filter Part Number” field to access the desired part. it will be populated with the parts that are contained in the folder selected. Filters – As mentioned above this list is generated based on what is selected in the “Part Type” and “Part Tree” fields. selected in the “Filter part number” list above. To the right of this area. angle bus and tubular bus.1 When placing 3D symbols. Simply click on the folder of the piece of equipment that is needed for placement. By selecting the folder “All Parts” in the “part Tree”. This is to maintain and keep track of parts used to create Bill of Materials.1 . Transformers.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. The majority of 3D objects require PG&E Material Codes assigned before placing them in the drawing. Variable and Repeating. Repeating types of 3D symbols include Unistrut with slots and fence sections. 3. 4. Variable types of 3D symbols include cables. switches and connectors. part 34-2325 is a 12KV circuit breaker and it has two options in the “Select Symbol” list. choose the “Symbol By Part Number” tab. Some parts have more than one symbol associated with them.) 2.

1 .Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Page 62 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. The user can simply select the item from this list and place as needed.1 5. Recently Used – This list is populated based on the parts the user has recently placed. Basic symbol settings can be done by selecting a symbol and clicking on the “Symbol Settings” button (near the bottom of the dialog box).

Note: clicking on the red push pin located at the top right corner of the window of the “Insert Symbol/Macro” dialog box toggles this dialog box from displaying again after user had placed a symbol. Page 63 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Once completed. To return the Symbol Settings back to the default settings. and Mirror symbol settings in this window. This means user will need to scale symbol based on the drawing scale he/she currently working on. Note on symbol scaling: With a few exceptions. Note: Changes made here will affect all future symbols being placed. user will need to submit an official symbol request using the Symbol Request Database. the “Substation Object Settings” dialog box appears.1 .Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. click “Place Symbol”. If an object required for the project has not yet been assigned a PG&E code.1 Here the user can adjust the Rotate. Scale. all symbols were created with 1:1 scale. the user must re-select “Insert Substation Object” and click on the “Symbol Settings” button and reset options as required.

Page 64 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.1 B. To insert a 3D rigid bus conductor. 1. go to main Task  “3D Layout Design”  “Insert Cable/Bus Object” (or shortcut E3) . Inserting Cable/Bus Object 3.1 . Placing Rigid Bus Conductors **Note: This set of instructions outlines how to place rigid bus conductors that run along the same level that have no elevation changes.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Once the “Insert Cable/Bus” dialog box opens up. navigate to the “BUS TUBING” subfolder (located in the “CONDUCTORS” main folder) in the Part Tree.

1 Choose the desired rigid bus conductor to be inserted and select “Insert”. Start by performing a data point (left-click) on where you want your bus conductor to begin. you will see that you are prompted to “Enter a data point”. This will take you back to your drawing and you will notice your cursor has changed into an “X”. Drag you mouse and perform a second data point (left-click) on where you want your bus conductor to end.1 . In the lower left-hand corner. The following “Cable/Bus Object Settings” dialog box will appear: Page 65 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.

Rigid Bus-Bars” Algorithm **Note: This set of instructions outlines how to place rigid bus conductors that require a change in elevation. Page 66 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Drag you mouse and perform a second data point (left-click) on the higher end where you want your bus conductor to end.1 Click “OK” and your bus conductor will now appear on your drawing.1 . 2. This will take you back to your drawing and you will notice your cursor has changed into an “X”. as described in Part 1.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. but the structure on the far right is lower than the other two. the bus conductor will be drawn from right to left (low to high). Navigate to the “Insert Cable/Bus” dialog box and choose the desired bus tubing to be placed down by selecting “Insert”. So in this example. Start by performing a data point (left-click) on where you want your bus conductor to begin. you will see that you are prompted to “Enter a data point”. In the example shown below. In the lower left-hand corner. ALWAYS start by placing your first data point (left-click) on the LOWER SIDE. Placing a Rigid Bus Conductor Using the “Height Change. **NOTE: When dealing with a height change. it may be hard to see.

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Sag algorithm – select “Height change.1 1.1 . 6. **NOTE: If the bus conductor doesn’t get drawn as desired. In this example. and follow the process again to place down a new one. there is no way to “modify” the parameters once the bus conductor has been placed down. a value of 45 degrees was used. Leave all other settings as shown and click “OK”. Page 68 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. simply delete the bus conductor.enter the angle at which the rigid bus conductor is to “elevate” to accommodate the height change (values are in DEGREES). Suppress ID – place a check in this checkbox to hide the Device ID on your 3D model 4. Installation – type in an Installation. rigid bus-bars” from the drop-down list 5. Distance – enter the distance from the starting point of the rigid bus conductor to extend out before the height change begins (values are in FEET). In this example.type in a Location. Location . or choose an existing one from the drop-down list 2.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. You may choose to enter different parameters at this time. The bus conductor will now be constructed based upon the parameters that you entered. or choose an existing one from the drop-down list (see 3. a value of 5 feet was used. Unfortunately. Angle .

go to main Task  “3D Layout Design”  “Insert Cable/Bus Object” (or shortcut E3) . Placing a Cable Using the “Catenary Sag” Algorithm **Note: This set of instructions outlines how to place a cable with sag that has the characteristics of a typical catenary curve.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. navigate to the “CABLE” subfolder (located in the “CONDUCTORS” main folder) in the Part Tree.1 3.1 . To insert a 3D cable using the Catenary Sag algorithm. Once the “Insert Cable/Bus” dialog box opens up. Page 69 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.

1 Choose the desired cable to be inserted and select “Insert”. This will take you back to your drawing and you will notice your cursor has changed into an “X”. The following “Cable/Bus Object Settings” dialog box will appear: Page 70 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Start by performing a data point (left-click) on where you want your cable to begin.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. In the lower left-hand corner. you will see that you are prompted to “Enter a data point”. Drag you mouse and perform a second data point (left-click) on where you want your cable to end.1 .

1 1. Bend Radius – the specific amount the cable can bend before internal or external damage may occur (can obtain value from searching the internet and are measured in FEET) 7. click the “OK” button and the cable will be constructed based upon the parameters that were entered. there is no way to “modify” the parameters once the cable has already been placed down.type in a Location. **NOTE: If the cable doesn’t get drawn as desired. Location .Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Sag – how much the cable will sag from the highest point to the lowest point (values are obtained from T-Line and measured in FEET) 6. Installation – type in an Installation. and follow the process again to place down a new one. You may choose to enter different parameters at this time or you can try drawing the cable starting at the other end point. Offset . Suppress ID – place a check in this checkbox to hide the Device ID on your 3D model 4. Unfortunately. or choose an existing one from the drop-down list 2. Page 71 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.the distance from the starting and ending points that the spline sag will occur (values are in FEET) Once the user has entered values for all of the parameters listed above. simply delete the cable. Sag algorithm – select “Catenary Sag” from the drop-down list 5.1 . or choose an existing one from the drop-down list (see 3.

navigate to the “CABLE” subfolder (located in the “CONDUCTORS” main folder) in the Part Tree. Once the “Insert Cable/Bus” dialog box opens up. go to main Task  “3D Layout Design”  “Insert Cable/Bus Object” (or shortcut E3) . or conduits that have more complex curves.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Placing a Cable Using the “Spline Sag” Algorithm 3. **Note: This set of instructions outlines how to place cable drops.1 4. Page 72 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. jumpers. To insert a 3D cable using the Spline Sag algorithm.1 .

This will take you back to your drawing and you will notice your cursor has changed into an “X”. In the lower left-hand corner. a jumper is being constructed from connector-to-connector. Drag you mouse and perform a second data point (left-click) on where you want your cable to end.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. you will see that you are prompted to “Enter a data point”. The following “Cable/Bus Object Settings” dialog box will appear: Page 73 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.1 . Start by performing a data point (left-click) on where you want your cable to begin.1 Choose the desired cable to be inserted and select “Insert”. In the example below.

1 . or choose an existing one from the drop-down list 2.e.type in a Location. simply delete the cable.1 1. there is no way to “modify” the parameters once the cable has already been placed down. Suppress ID – place a check in this checkbox to hide the Device ID on your 3D model 4. Unfortunately. Page 74 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. bus) placed down in the drawing.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. You may choose to enter different parameters at this time or you can try drawing the cable starting at the other end point. In this example. C. the variable object is a cable. Sag algorithm – select “Spline Sag” from the drop-down list 5. he/she can now place down and “snap” a connector to that object. Offset . **NOTE: If the cable doesn’t get drawn as desired. Location . cable. or choose an existing one from the drop-down list (see 3. and follow the process again to place down a new one.the distance from the starting and ending points that the spline sag will occur (values are in FEET) Once the user has entered values for all of the parameters listed above. Installation – type in an Installation. click the “OK” button and the cable will be constructed based upon the parameters that were entered. This will enable the user to slide the connector along the cable/bus and place it as needed. Snapping Connectors to Cables and/or Buses Once the user has the Variable Object (i.

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Click on the “Insert Substation Objects” command
and select the connector to be
placed down by highlighting the part and selecting “Place Symbol”. The following dialog box
should appear.

Under the “Placement Options” area, choose Cable from the “Method” drop down menu,
and click “OK”.
The drawing page will open back up and the user will need to zoom in on the cable or bus
(close enough to where you can see the centerline of the cable or bus in Wireframe mode)
that the connector is to be “snapped”. Move the cursor anywhere along the cable so that it
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Place your cursor on the centerline of the cable or bus and the connector will appear. Move
your cursor along the centerline of the cable or bus and the connector will appear to slide
along it. Once you have the connector in the desired position, perform a data point (leftclick) and the connector will be placed down and “snapped” to the cable.

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**Note: Once the connector is placed on the cable, the user can still reposition the
connector along the cable if necessary. Selecting the basic ‘Move’ command will bring up
the following dialog box:

Choose Cable under the drop-down menu in the “Method” field and perform a data point
(left click) anywhere on the connector. By performing another data point anywhere on the
cable, a second connector should appear and the centerline of the cable will be highlighted.

User can now slide the second connector along the cable. Once the second connector is
placed as desired, perform another data point. The first connector should now disappear
and the second connector will now be placed at its new location. Perform a right click to
exit the “Move” command.
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VIII. Designing Construction Drawings
Construction drawings are 2D drawings that will be created and issued to construction (i.e.
General Arrangement Outdoors, Section Views, etc)
If existing drawings contain vector/raster data, refer to Section IV to copy vector data
and/or reference raster images into your drawing.

A. Creating a Plan View Drawings (i.e. General Arrangement Outdoors)
Once you have created your desired sheet models within you Electrical 3D Layout or
Electrical Master Site Layout models, you are now ready to use them to create your
Construction Drawings.

1. Creating a New Page
In order to create a Plan View Drawing (i.e. General Arrangement Outdoors), users will
need to create a new page within the project. There are three (3) ways to create a new
page, which is dependent upon where your project is located.
a) Using ProjectWise Explorer, if your project exists in ProjectWise:
If your project currently resides in ProjectWise, you can create a new page through
ProjectWise Explorer by right-clicking on the Bentley Substation project and
selecting “Create Electrical Page”. In the example below, “Test Project” is the name
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Page 79 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. and select “New Page”. Start by opening Project Manager and navigating to the “ProjectWise” tab as shown.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. perform a right-click. “Test Project” is the name of the substation.1 b) Using Project Manager (ProjectWise tab).1 . Highlight your Bentley Substation project. In the example below. you can create a new page through Project Manager (ProjectWise tab). if your project exists in ProjectWise: If your project currently resides in ProjectWise.

and select “New Page”. Highlight your Bentley Substation project. if your project is NOT in ProjectWise: If your project DOES NOT currently reside in ProjectWise and is located in the H:Drive under “My Projects”. Start by opening Project Manager and navigating to the “Folders” tab as shown. you can create a new page through Project Manager (Folders tab). perform a right-click. “Test Project” is the name of the substation.1 c) Using Project Manager (Folders tab).1 .Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. In the example below. Page 80 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.

so “ETECT4S_TB” was chosen) 8. Place title block in sheet mode – ensure this box is NOT checked for construction drawings Page 81 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Location . in this example.e.e. or choose an existing one from the drop-down list 4. Initial Mode – choose Construction Mode from the drop-down list 7. the “New Page” dialog box will appear. 1. or choose an existing one from the drop-down list (see 5. Page Name – type in a name (drawing number) for the construction mode drawing that you are creating (i.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. or choose an existing one from the drop-down list 3.type in a Location. Installation – type in an Installation. we will create a 4-size drawing. Drawing Set – type in a Drawing Set. Title Block – select the appropriate title block from the drop-down menu for your drawing (i.1 . Project – ensure you are creating the drawing in the proper project 2.1 Regardless of whichever of the three (3) methods you chose. 1234567 is used in this example) 6.

Set page online – this needs to ALWAYS BE CHECKED 13.clear this field by highlighting and pressing delete or backspace (Construction Mode drawings do not use page macros) 11. Scale Factor – type in the desired scale factor for the drawing you will be creating (i.e. Page Descriptions – you may choose to enter all of the page descriptions at this time. 2. Page Format – select the appropriate Page Format from the drop-down menu for your drawing (i.1 9. To do this. a scale factor of 48 is chosen) 12. we will create a 4-size drawing. Referencing In a Plan View Once you have your new Construction Mode drawing created. you are now ready to reference in your Plan View sheet model.1 . Page Macro . run the ‘Reference’ command from your main toolbar.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. in this example. The new drawing page will be created and will appear under the project. or come back and do it later Leave all other settings as shown and click “OK”. Page 82 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. This will open up the “References” dialog box as shown below. so “ETECT4S” was chosen) 10.e. in this example.

dwg. a) If you are referencing a Plan View from a drawing that is currently in ProjectWise 1.*. Attachment method – be sure “Interactive” is selected from the drop-down menu Page 83 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.1 Click on the “Attach Reference” icon and the ProjectWise “Attach Reference” dialog box will appear.*. Add – this button is pressed after the drawing in Step #2 is selected (if the drawing was already double-clicked and appears in the “Selected Documents” field. Extension – be sure “*.1 . Name – select the drawing to be referenced in by either double-clicking on it.dxf” is selected from the drop-down menu 5. Application – select “All Applications” from the drop-down menu 4. Folder – navigate to the Bentley Substation project in ProjectWise where the drawing you are going to reference in is located 2. Selected Documents – this will display the drawing to be referenced once it is selected 7. or highlighting it and clicking the “Add” button ( Step #5) 3. this button will be greyed out as shown) 6.dgn.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.

1 . Nested Attachments – select “Live Nesting” from the drop-down menu 5. the reference will come attached to your cursor for you to place. click “OK”. Orientation – click the “+” sign next to “Standard Views” to expand the options and and select “Top” (by doing this. and the “Reference Attachment Settings” dialog box will open. 1. Model – select the desired Plan View from the drop-down menu to be referenced in 2. we need to account for that by changing the value in the “Depth” field to “2” in order to maintain the intelligence of all the references. leave all other settings as shown. Page 84 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. rather than having it place down the reference “out in space”) 3. which references a sheet model that already contains a reference.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Since this is considered to be a 2nd level of nesting (referencing).1 Once all of the above has been completed. Nesting Depth – type a value of “2” in this field **Note: The reason why the Depth of the Live Nesting changed is because we are creating a new page. Detail Scale – select “Full Size 1=1” from the drop-down menu 4.

Page 85 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. You can now use your basic Reference commands to position the reference in the drawing page as desired. This will take you back to your drawing and you will see your reference. attached to your cursor as shown below. leave all other settings as shown and click “OK”.1 Once all of the above has been completed.1 . outlined by a “dotted box”.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Perform a data point (left-click) and your Plan View sheet model will now appear and be referenced in.

general texts…can be placed manually on your Plan View drawings.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. the new page was created with a Scale Factor of 48. Select “Drawing Scale” and the Drawing Scale toolbar will appear. you will need to set the annotation scale onyour page to match the Scale Factor of your page (which you set when you first created the new page). Page 86 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. bubbling. In this example. **Note: Material item bubbles (balloons). You can now drag the toolbar and dock it to your main toolbar as you wish. Also be sure that you are working in “Feet” and “Inches” and select the correct annotation scale from the drop-down menu that matches the Scale Factor of your page. construction notes. **Note: If the Drawing Scale toolbar is not already docked. which is located in the main toolbar and be sure the Annotation button is enabled (pushed in). go to the main toolbar and click on “Settings”. so the annotation scale will need to be set to ¼” = 1’. dimensions. b) If you are referencing a Plan View from a drawing that resides in My Project in the H:Drive When the ProjectWise “Attach Reference” dialog box appears.1 **Note: If you are going to be adding any annotations or dimensions to your construction drawing. navigate to the Drawing Scale. click “Cancel”. To do this.1 .

Look in – navigate to the My Projects folder located in the H:Drive and select the project you wish to reference from (i. Page 87 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 .e. ELECTRICAL MASTER SITE LAYOUT.1 The Windows “Attach Reference” dialog box will now appear.DGN was chosen in this example) 3.e. Attachment Method – select “Interactive” from the drop-down menu Once all the above has been completed. click “Open” and the “Reference Attachment Settings” dialog box will open. similar to the one shown below. 1. TEST PROJECT SUBSTATION is used in this example) 2. Document Name – highlight the drawing to be reference in (i.

Detail Scale – select “Full Size 1=1” from the drop-down menu 4.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. which references a sheet model that already contains a reference. the reference will come attached to your cursor for you to place. Page 88 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.1 1. we need to account for that by changing the value in the “Depth” field to “2” in order to maintain the intelligence of all the references. Model – select the desired Plan View from the drop-down menu to be referenced in 2.1 . Orientation – click the “+” sign next to “Standard Views” to expand the options and and select “Top” (by doing this. Nested Attachments – select “Live Nesting” from the drop-down menu 5. rather than having it place down the reference “out in space”) 3. Since this is considered to be a 2nd level of nesting (referencing). Nesting Depth – type a value of “2” in this field **Note: The reason why the Depth of the Live Nesting changed is because we are creating a new page.

Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 . Perform a data point (left-click) and your Plan View sheet model will now appear and be referenced in. You can now use your basic Reference commands to position the reference in the drawing page as desired. attached to your cursor as shown below. Page 89 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. leave all other settings as shown and click “OK”.1 Once all of the above has been completed. outlined by a “dotted box”. This will take you back to your drawing and you will see your reference.

Select “Drawing Scale” and the Drawing Scale toolbar will appear. dimensions. which is located in the main toolbar and be sure the Annotation button is enabled (pushed in). **Note: If the Drawing Scale toolbar is not already docked. go to the main toolbar and click on “Settings”. 3. bubbling. To do this. Also be sure that you are working in “Feet” and “Inches” and select the correct annotation scale from the drop-down menu that matches the Scale Factor of your page. general texts…can be placed manually on your Plan View drawings. the new page was created with a Scale Factor of 48.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. the saved view of the “Plan View without Callouts” is outlined in the pink box. you will need to set the annotation scale onyour page to match the Scale Factor of your page (which you set when you first created the new page). so the annotation scale will need to be set to ¼” = 1’. construction notes. **Note: Material item bubbles (balloons). You can now drag the toolbar and dock it to your main toolbar as you wish.1 .1 **Note: If you are going to be adding any annotations or dimensions to your construction drawing. navigate to the Drawing Scale. additional equipment that has been added. Modifying the Viewable Area of a Plan View Often the viewable area of a previously created Plan View will need to be modified in order to see new. In the example below. That new equipment may reside outside of the viewable area and will need to be captured on applicable construction drawings. In this example. Page 90 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.

b) Open the Reference menu below.1 Let’s assume a new switching structure was added to the design that is located below the bottom dead-end structure. “Plan View without Callouts is the saved view being modified in this example).Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. and be sure to highlight the reference as shown Once you highlight your reference. Page 91 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.e. you will notice that your reference will be outlined by a pink box in your drawing.1 . Because the viewable area of the Plan View is “restricted” to the pink box. To do this: a) Go to your Electrical 3D Layout Model and open the saved view that you wish to modify (i. we will need to modify this to make it bigger in order to capture the new switching structure.

1 .Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Page 92 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. perform a data point (left-click) anywhere on the pink box in your drawing.1 c) Using your basic Element Selection tool . and you should see 4 blue “handles” (boxes) appear at each corner of the pink box as shown below.

Be sure #1 and #2 are selected. Page 93 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.1 .Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. try double-checking your Element Selection tool dialog box settings to make sure that it matches those shown below.1 **Note: If the blue “handles” do not appear. and #3 should be disabled (not pushed in).

You will see a white dotted box showing you pink box as it get resized as shown below.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Drag your mouse in the direction that you wish to expand/compress your view. release the left mouse button and your view will be set. the pink box was expanded downward to reveal and show the switching structure. In this example.1 d) Left-click and hold down the left mouse button on any of the blue handles. Page 94 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Once you have the desired view shown.1 .

1 .1 If you already have the saved view of your Plan View referenced into a construction drawing. In this example.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Page 95 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. you may need to reposition the reference in the construction drawing that it was referenced into. you can now navigate back to that drawing and see that the viewable area has been updated!! **Note: After updating your saved view. so it fits within the page border. here is a screenshot of the construction drawing before the update: And here is a screenshot of the construction drawing after the viewable area was modified and updated.

1.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.e. “Test Project” is the name of the substation. you can now reference them into a new construction drawing. users will need to create a new page within the project. Page 96 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. which is dependent upon where your project is located.1 .1 B. Creating a New Page In order to create a Plan View Drawing (i. General Arrangement Outdoors). In the example below. There are three (3) ways to create a new page. Creating Section View Drawings Once you have created the desired Section Callout(s) or Detail Callout(s) within you Plan View sheet model. you can create a new page through ProjectWise Explorer by right-clicking on the Bentley Substation project and selecting “Create Electrical Page”. a) Using ProjectWise Explorer. if your project exists in ProjectWise: If your project currently resides in ProjectWise.

1 . “Test Project” is the name of the substation. if your project exists in ProjectWise: If your project currently resides in ProjectWise. and select “New Page”. perform a right-click. Page 97 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. you can create a new page through Project Manager (ProjectWise tab). In the example below. Start by opening Project Manager and navigating to the “ProjectWise” tab as shown. Highlight your Bentley Substation project.1 b) Using Project Manager (ProjectWise tab).Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.

1 . Start by opening Project Manager and navigating to the “Folders” tab as shown.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. In the example below. and select “New Page”. “Test Project” is the name of the substation. perform a right-click. if your project is NOT in ProjectWise: If your project DOES NOT currently reside in ProjectWise and is located in the H:Drive under “My Projects”. you can create a new page through Project Manager (Folders tab). Page 98 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Highlight your Bentley Substation project.1 c) Using Project Manager (Folders tab).

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Regardless of whichever of the three (3) methods you chose, the “New Page” dialog box will
appear.

1. Project – ensure you are creating the drawing in the proper project
2. Drawing Set – type in a Drawing Set, or choose an existing one from the drop-down list
3. Installation – type in an Installation, or choose an existing one from the drop-down list
4. Location - type in a Location, or choose an existing one from the drop-down list (see
5. Page Name – type in a name (drawing number) for the construction mode drawing that
you are creating (i.e. 1234567 is used in this example)
6. Initial Mode – choose Construction Mode from the drop-down list
7. Title Block – select the appropriate title block from the drop-down menu for your
drawing (i.e. in this example, we will create a 4-size drawing, so “ETECT4S_TB” was chosen)
8. Place title block in sheet mode – ensure this box is NOT checked for construction
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9. Page Format – select the appropriate Page Format from the drop-down menu for your
drawing (i.e. in this example, we will create a 4-size drawing, so “ETECT4S” was chosen)
10. Page Macro - clear this field by highlighting and pressing delete or backspace
(Construction Mode drawings do not use page macros)
11. Scale Factor – type in the desired scale factor for the drawing you will be creating (i.e. in
this example, a scale factor of 48 is chosen)
12. Set page online – this needs to ALWAYS BE CHECKED
13. Page Descriptions – you may choose to enter all of the page descriptions at this time, or
come back and do it later
Leave all other settings as shown and click “OK”. The new drawing page will be created and
will appear under the project.
2. Referencing In a Section Callout/Detail Callout
Once you have your new Construction Mode drawing created, you are now ready to
reference in your Section Callout or Detail Callout. To do this, run the ‘Reference’
command from your main toolbar. This will open up the “References” dialog box as
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Click on the “Attach Reference” icon and the ProjectWise “Attach Reference” dialog box will
appear.
a) If you are referencing a Plan View from a drawing that is currently in ProjectWise

1. Folder – navigate to the Bentley Substation project in ProjectWise where the drawing
you are going to reference in is located
2. Name – select the drawing to be referenced in by either double-clicking on it, or
highlighting it and clicking the “Add” button ( Step #5)
3. Application – select “All Applications” from the drop-down menu
4. Extension – be sure “*.dgn;*.dwg;*.dxf” is selected from the drop-down menu
5. Add – this button is pressed after the drawing in Step #2 is selected (if the drawing
was already double-clicked and appears in the “Selected Documents” field, this button
will be greyed out as shown)
6. Selected Documents – this will display the drawing to be referenced once it is selected
7. Attachment method – be sure “Interactive” is selected from the drop-down menu
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Once all of the above has been completed, leave all other settings as shown, click “OK”,
and the “Reference Attachment Settings” dialog box will open.

1. Model – select the desired Section Callout or Detail Callout from the drop-down menu
to be referenced in (i.e. Section A-A was chosen in this example)
2. Orientation – click the “+” sign next to “Standard Views” to expand the options and
and select “Top” (by doing this, the reference will come attached to your cursor for
you to place, rather than having it place down the reference “out in space”)
3. Detail Scale – select “Full Size 1=1” from the drop-down menu
4. Nested Attachments – select “Live Nesting” from the drop-down menu
5. Nesting Depth – type a value of “2” in this field
**Note: The reason why the Depth of the Live Nesting changed is because we are
creating a new page, which references a sheet model that already contains a reference.
Since this is considered to be a 2nd level of nesting (referencing), we need to account for
that by changing the value in the “Depth” field to “2” in order to maintain the
intelligence of all the references.
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1 Once all of the above has been completed.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. You can now use your basic Reference commands to position the reference in the drawing page as desired. Perform a data point (left-click) and your Section Callout or Detail Callout will now appear and be referenced in. leave all other settings as shown and click “OK”. Page 103 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.1 . This will take you back to your drawing and you will see your reference. attached to your cursor as shown below. outlined by a “dotted box”.

Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. open the construction drawing that has the Plan View or Section/Detail Callout that you wish to modify. go to the main toolbar and click on “Settings”.1 . **Note: If the Drawing Scale toolbar is not already docked. To do this. **Note: Material item bubbles (balloons).1 **Note: If you are going to be adding any annotations or dimensions to your construction drawing. Page 104 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. A few reasons. Also be sure that you are working in “Feet” and “Inches” and select the correct annotation scale from the drop-down menu that matches the Scale Factor of your page. you may find the need to modify the viewing area of some of these. You can now drag the toolbar and dock it to your main toolbar as you wish. Clipping Plan Views and Section/Detail Callouts Once you have your Plan Views or Section/Detail Callouts referenced into your construction drawings. C. but not limited to. navigate to the Drawing Scale. general texts…can be placed manually on your Plan View drawings. 1. construction notes. Clipping by Using the Clip Volume Tool To utilize the “Clip Volume” tool. bubbling. and more. for wanting to modify the Plan View or Section/Detail Callouts are:  clip out the Plan View or Section/Detail Callout bubble that is automatically generated in order to replace with the “old” 2D cell version  clip out overhead lines that may show up  clip out a portion of the Plan View or Section/Detail Callout in order to place into a construction drawing that contains “old” raster and vector All of the above. Click on the basic “Place Fence” tool in your main task bar and the “Place Fence” dialog box will open. are valid reasons to utilize the “Clip Volume” feature. so the annotation scale will need to be set to ¼” = 1’. which is located in the main toolbar and be sure the Annotation button is enabled (pushed in). In this example. Select “Drawing Scale” and the Drawing Scale toolbar will appear. the new page was created with a Scale Factor of 48. you will need to set the annotation scale onyour page to match the Scale Factor of your page (which you set when you first created the new page). dimensions.

Highlight the reference to be modified. Once you have your fence set. click on the Reference command in the main toolbar. and click on the “Clip Volume” command in the Reference toolbar.1 1. with the Section Callout bubble being clipped out. Fence Mode – select “Void-Clip” from the drop-down menu (this will keep everything enclosed within the fence. Page 105 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Fence Type – select “Block” from the drop-down menu 2.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. In the example below. all of the equipment will be kept. “Section A-A” was chosen. and clip everything outside of the fence) Once the above settings have been set.1 . which will open up the “Reference” dialog box. place a fence around the equipment that you would like to keep in your view! Everything that resides outside of this fence will be clipped!!! In the example below.

as shown below. Also make sure the “Discard Existing Clip Masks” checkbox is unchecked and the “Use Reference Dialog List” checkbox is checked. be sure to select “Active Fence”.1 The “Set Reference Clip Boundary” dialog box will open. Perform a data point (left-click) in your drawing and your reference will now be shown clipped! Page 106 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.1 . From the “Method” drop-down menu.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.

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2. Modifying/Deleting a Clipping
If you decide that you would like to modify or delete a clipping that you have performed,
there are two ways to accomplish this.
a) Using the “Delete Clip” tool
Start by opening the construction drawing which contains the “clipped” reference that
you wish to modify/delete. Click on the Reference command
in the main
toolbar, which will open up the “Reference” dialog box. Highlight the reference to be
modified, and click on the “Delete Clip”
command in the Reference toolbar. In
the example below, “Section A-A” was chosen.

Using your basic Element Selection tool
, perform a data point (left-click)
anywhere on the pink box in your drawing, and you should see 4 blue “handles”
(boxes) appear at each corner of the pink box as shown below.

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**Note: If the blue “handles” do not appear, try double-checking your Element
Selection tool dialog box settings to make sure that it matches those shown
below. Be sure #1 and #2 are selected, and #3 should be disabled (not pushed in).

Left-click and hold down the left mouse button on any of the blue handles. Drag your
mouse in the direction that you wish to expand/compress your view. You will see a
white dotted box showing you pink box as it get resized as shown below.

Once you have the desired view shown, release the left mouse button and your view
will be set. In this example, the pink box was expanded downward to reveal and
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b) Using the Fence method
This method may be the preferred method, if you wish to “unclip” the entire
reference. Start by opening the construction drawing which contains the “clipped”
reference that you wish to modify/delete. Click on the basic “Place Fence”
in your main task bar and the “Place Fence” dialog box will open.

tool

1. Fence Type – select “Block” from the drop-down menu
2. Fence Mode – select “Void-Clip” from the drop-down menu (this will keep
everything enclosed within the fence, and clip everything outside of the fence)
Place a fence around the entire page, or if you know a specific direction that you
would like to unclip. In the example below, the entire page was fenced to undo the
entire clipping.

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Once you have your fence set, click on the Reference command
in the main
toolbar, which will open up the “Reference” dialog box. Highlight the reference to be
modified, and click on the “Clip Volume”
command in the Reference toolbar. In
the example below, “Section A-A” was chosen.

The “Set Reference Clip Boundary” dialog box will open. From the “Method” dropdown menu, be sure to select “Active Fence”. Also make sure to place a check in the
“Discard Existing Clip Masks” checkbox and the “Use Reference Dialog List” checkbox
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Page 111 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. you can now see that the Section Callout bubble that was initially clipped is now restored.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 Perform a data point (left-click) in your drawing and your reference will now be shown unclipped! In the example below.1 .

True Hidden Line is the necessary rendering option to plot our Construction Drawings to issue.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Hidden Line or Smooth) of the drawing for the sake of plotting. since this is where all of the Plan and Section Views have been created. Open the Reference dialog box and highlight the reference to be rendered. To change the rendering of a Plan or Section View in your drawing. In this example. Rendering Plan and Section Views Once a Plan View or Section View has been created in the drawing. the user can now change the rendering (i. Click on the “Set Reference Presentation” button blue sheet of paper inside). the user will need to go back to the Electrical 3D Layout Model or Electrical Master 3D Layout model.e. which is shown below.1 . Page 112 of 211 in the Reference toolbar (icon with white cube and 1/3/2014 Version 3. we will be rendering “Plan View without Callouts.1 D. Go to the Models menu and open up the sheet model of the section to be rendered.

Page 113 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. select “Clip Only” from the drop-down menu (**NOTE: If your view has been clipped. Be sure all other settings are set as shown above and click “OK”. and you choose any other option besides “Clip Only”. Display Style – select “Hidden Line” from the drop-down menu **NOTE: If you don’t perform Step #1 above first.1 The “Reference Presentation” dialog box shown below will appear. Use View Flags – be sure there is a check placed in the checkbox. 1. but it will make it difficult when you try to re-clip your view!!) 2. This will bring you back to your drawing and your selected view will now be rendered in Hidden Line. the other two settings will change back to their default settings and you will have to set them again once Step #1 is finally set.1 . Synchronize View – perform this step first. this will enable all of the grayed out options below it 3.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. you will not only lose your clipping.

as shown below. and place a check next to “Visible Edges”.1 . The default setting is set to “Dynamic”. Page 114 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Left-click on “Dynamic” and the following dialog shown below appears. right click on any column heading.1 With your Reference dialog box still open. until you find the “Visible Edges” column. **NOTE: If you do not see the “Visible Edges” column in your Reference dialog box. scroll through the column headings above the drawing names.

either click on the Reload Reference icon. From the Accuracty drop-down menu. or right click on the reference and select “Reload Reference. To do this. you will get a message notifying that your display is out of date.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. This will bring up the “Cached Visible Edges Settings” dialog box as shown below. open the references dialog box (you should see that the “Visible Edges” entry for the reference is in red.1 .” Page 115 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. With the reference selected. To update. navigate to all sheet models affected – upon opening of the model. select “Exact” from the “Method” drop-down menu. select “Medium” and leave all other settings as shown above. your section view will now be rendered in “True Hidden Line” mode. Click on the “cube” icon off to the right. simply navigate to the sheet model and repeat the steps outlined above for that particular section view. After a few moments of processing. Under the “General” tab. select “Cached”. If any changes are made to the 3D models. Click “OK” and this wil take you back to your section view. the sheet models that have had their display set to Cached Visible Edges will need to be updated to reflect the changes.1 From the “Visible Edges” drop-down menu. To render any additional sheet models.

Placing part numbers to symbols while auto-updating the symbol attribute. equipment type. Every device within the project is entitled to one construction label. select “Insert Symbol by Name”.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Assigning Part Numbers to Panel Layout Symbols A. rating. which could be bus size. materials. Under “Label Options”. “Location”: this option limits device tags within the pre-defined location Key in text on the “Label Tag” field and click the “+” sign to place construction label on the drawing. “Quantity For Project”: this option allows all device tags for the entire project 2. Placing Construction Labels This feature allows user to place one label per equipment. The Insert Symbol dialog window will appear. When placing a part of this type there are a few additional steps to follow. Clash Detection 3. or any other note Under “3D Layout” design task.1 E. This feature is not currently usable under current configuration X. Here are choices and their purposes: 1. select appropriate field to place construction labels. run the command ‘Place Labels’ (shortcut E6). or even item number… Under “Device ID”. There are some symbols that can represent multiple part numbers. With the Panel Layout drawing open. “Installation”: this option limits device tags within the pre-defined installation 3. Placing Manual/Automatic Balloons By Jason IX.1 . Page 116 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. click on “Construction – ID”. This label could be item number. F. rating.

Click on the “Search…” button in the upper right portion of the window. The Select Part Number window will appear.1 Select the symbol from the list and click “Place Symbol”.1 . Place symbol in drawing and the Device Properties window will appear.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Page 117 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.

The “Device Properties” window will appear.1 . Click “OK”. The Part number the user selected will be listed in the “Part Number” portion of the window. Page 118 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 Double click on the desired part from the list. Click “OK”. It will be added to the “Selected Items:” portion of the window.

or for new drawings. the Lens Color: attribute for this symbol was updated automatically with the letter “R” to show a red LED lamp. update selected attributes for the symbol. To assign balloon numbers to items or nameplates that are not visible on the front of a switchrack. In this example. the user must place symbol RK_BM_NUMBERS and nameplates directly below the rack in question on the Panel Layout drawing. The benefit of this feature is the user is able to place a symbol. See below for example: Page 119 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Assigning Item part numbers and Nameplates to items located behind panels. to the symbol and add that part number to the Bill of Materials all within one procedure. assign a Part No.1 The symbol will be updated accordingly depending on the attributes that were set for the part. B.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. you may use the macro “RK_ITEMS_BEHIND_MACRO” for a spot to place these items into. If the existing drawing does not contain a place to house items behind the panel. place these BM items/nameplates in the appropriate spots below the racks. Note: This method can also be used when placing SCADA symbols to the SCADA Cabling Diagram.1 . For existing panel layout drawings.

2. but existing drawings may be of different scale. Insert the symbol “RK_BM_NUMBERS” from the Insert Symbol by Name command. perform the following steps: 1. as this will help in lining up the items. Ensure your grid is on and set to correct grid spacing (effectively.1 . you can adjust the size of the box and edit the text as needed for your particular panel layout drawing. The preferred scale factor for Panel Layout drawings is 4 (3” = 1’-0”). To actually add an item that is to be mounted on the back of the panel. and insert this seemingly blank symbol onto a grid point: Page 120 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. 1/8” spacing).1 Since the above is a macro containing just lines and text.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.

and give it a balloon number (balloon number = item number on your specific Bill of Materials). click OK. or manually adding it by clicking on Add. part number of 59-0229.1 . the Device Properties window will pop up. In this example. adjust the quantity as needed. Specify a Device ID for this piece of equipment (should match the Device ID of this item as represented on the schematic diagram). and balloon number 1380. Once a part number is specified.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. then specify a part number by either clicking on Search.1 3. Once placed. quantity 2. the auxiliary relay is to be mounted behind the panel. When finished. which has the Device Tag of 262QL-R1. Page 121 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.

then perform a data (left) click right where the red insertion point arrow is. 5. Page 122 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Leave this window as-is (Left to Right).1 4. immediately followed by a right click to place down the balloon number. it must be specified via Symbol Text. If you don’t see the red insertion point. your mouse will become a crosshair. The next window that pops up is the Symbol Text dialog box: We will be using the symbol’s balloon number that was assigned in step 3 to display on the drawing. You may need to insert a few blank spaces before the comma to have proper display. and you will see the Insert Balloon window. To get the balloon number to display. Click OK to finish. right click on the red insertion point and click on Balloon.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. but to show a comma to separate between different items. or may be done in bulk via Data Manager <insert link here>. Job Order Number may also be filled in now. turn on Insertion Point Visibility): Assuming you already assigned a balloon number in step 3.1 . once you click on Balloon from the right click context menu.

However. or wait to change them all via Data Manager. you may fill out the Job Order Number at this point. two spaces before the comma should do the trick.1 . If the balloon number changes. Page 123 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. right click on the comma and click on Symbol Text: In this case. To adjust the position of the comma or to remove it. Again.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. or may not be needed. notice the comma is not being shown correctly. this text will change as well.1 Whatever balloon number that was assigned in Step 3 now shows up.

1 If you do not need the comma (this is either the only item. these items will be included when you run the Bill of Materials report To account for nameplates that are to be mounted behind the switchrack. Designing Grounding Grid Drawing The master PRP (Project Reference Point) needs to be present on the project for the tool to work. repeat steps 2 thru 5. placing the next item to the right of the previous. balloon number. and Job Order Number. or last item). quantity. Bentley Substation Ground Grid tools only now can be used on Construction mode drawings. 6. except place the nameplates below the switchrack: XI. or on a new row. part number. To insert subsequent items to be mounted behind the panel. simply uncheck Visible for BM Item Numbers. As long as you correctly fill out the Device ID. Page 124 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. follow the normal steps for placing down nameplates <insert link here>.1 .

on “Project Manager”. otherwise.1 . however. raster file(s) will remain as a reference(s) B.” “Title Block:”. and Page Format:” as shown above.1 A. Creating an Arrangement of Grounds Model/Drawing Assuming a project has been created.C to create a new drawing page as shown below Be sure to set “Initial Mode:.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Click “OK” when done If there is an existing Arrangement of Grounds drawing. follow Section III. Placing the Grounding Grid From the main Tasks  3D Layout Design  Page 125 of 211 or shortcut T1  1/3/2014 Version 3. set it to be the same as the project’s Ultimate General Arrangement Outdoors drawing. follow Section IV to bring existing data to Bentley Substation environment. Then merge existing vector data to the new Bentley Substation drawing. Set “Scale Factor:” the same as active scale of the existing drawing if one exists.

Y spacing then click “Place grid”. follow the command prompts at the bottom left of the screen to have data points on opposite corners of the grid user wishes to place. The “Place wire” and “Modify wire” commands can be used to manually place a ground segment or modify ground segments respectively. C. Placing Grounding Grid Connectors These connectors are used to either connect the grid to ground rods or to metallic objects such as structures.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 Use the drop down menus to select all applicable parts and define the grid depth and X. light poles… From the main Tasks  3D Layout Design  Page 126 of 211 or shortcut T1  1/3/2014 Version 3.1 .

1 . User may input this information to material_DB.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.” Command can be used to modify the connection from the grid to the terminating connector D.” Follow command prompts on the left lower corner of the screen to place as many connectors as required. from the main Tasks  3D Layout Design  or shortcut T1  User needs to verify if material code for grounding cable is current and applicable. To run the tool. Extracting Grounding Grid Information This tool extracts the total length of the grid.1 Select an appropriate terminating connector from the drop down menu and click “Place conn. Change material code as needed when inputting this information to Material Database. The “Modify conn. Each connector will be tighten to the grid automatically. number. Page 127 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. and types of connectors being used in the project.

click on the “Device ID” tab.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Select “Single Line” as initial mode. by selecting the desired “Look in. If existing Diagrams have vector/raster.C to create a new drawing page. and etc… Once the set of schematics are complete.” Page 128 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Designing Conduits Drawing PG&E is co-developing the Conduit Builder tools with Bentley.D to copy the applicable standard(s) or previous project schematic(s) to a dummy project. Refer to additional instructions on how to use intelligent schematics.B may help with drawing conduits. Installation/Location. follow Section IV. At the bottom. For proper linkage. Designing Single Line / Meter & Relay and Station Service Diagrams Follow Section III. otherwise.1 . then key in existing device Tag on the “Find what:” field and “Replace with:” field (located at the bottom right corner) then click “Replace All”. the arrangement of conduits in/outdoors will be done manually using conventional drawing tools. XIII. Drawing Set. These Device IDs shall be maintained consistently throughout the project. the “Data Manger” dialog box appears. click on “Data Manager” or shotcut (Q). Note: do not assign any part numbers in Single Line Diagrams. The same procedure can be used to mass edit Installation and Location values. Page Name. Designing from Intelligent Design Standard/Previous Intelligent Project(s) Due to the way software works. assign all symbols with Device IDs.1 XII. Until this project is implemented. under “Revision Management” tab. Device IDs on those drawings copied from design standards can be changed globally as follows: Under the task “Review/Revise”. However the subject insert variable 3D object described in Section VII. This example shows replacement of 11FB-???? with 11FB-1105. Designing Schematic Diagrams and Contact Development Tables A. Use instructions on Section III. user now can copy this set of schematics to the current project. place symbols and Macros from the catalogs to create these drawings. XIV.F to modify those drawing pages as necessary including but not limited to changing device IDs. it’s best to copy Follow Section III.

C. Designing Schematics from Scratch Follow Section III.1 . Wires can be drawn through components as needed. Use “Schematic” as initial mode with title block and page format. only values that are “????” will be affected. B. Do not forget to click the save button on the top left corner (Floppy disk icon) to save changes. Inserting Wire Tags 3.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. When wires are Page 129 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. if “????” is typed in with this checked. wires now carry intelligent attributes with them. and scale should be set to 1. Overview Unlike previous practices where wires were regular lines.1 If “Find whole words only” is checked. Do not assign any PG&E code to any symbol within schematic drawings since these parts will be not captured by the Bill of Materials report template. Follow Section V to insert 2D symbols to design the schematics.” For example. Values that have “TS1A-????” will not be affected. it will only search for values that match exactly what is entered in “Find what. ‘Draw Wire’ command can be found under main “Tasks”  “Design”  “Draw Wire” or shortcut R1. 1. due to this checkbox – simply unchecking this will look for “????” everywhere. Wires will be automatically broken when going through components with proper connection points.C to create a new schematic drawing page.

Likewise.1 .Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Page 130 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. for all types of wires regardless of usage selected. In order to utilize the automatic wire numbering and other intelligent features. Since this is purely manual. a dot will be placed automatically.1 supposed to be connected together. wires will heal automatically. 2011 PG&E DC Wire Usage as of Sept. wire usage has been defined as follows: PG&E AC Wire Usage as of Sept. but individually. once components have been removed. there are no preset wire prefixes or suffixes – you are free to type in any value (per PG&E wire naming convention). Inserting Individual Wire Tags Wire tags can be assigned manually. 2011 2.

In this case. Select any portion/branch of a wire. The Wiring Manager dialog box will appear after a few seconds.1 . and the subsequent branches were automatically filled with “J1.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. right click and select “Wiring Manager” b. “J1” was entered in the first branch. which then shows the properties of this wire. In this example.1 Wire Manager Method a.” When finished. and the other potentials are automatically populated with the same number. there are three potential groups. c. Type into any of the branches’ Wire Tag field the desired wire number. Notice that the system automatically highlights all wire branches/segments that are of the same potential. click OK. Page 131 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.

Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.” The “Label Settings” dialog box appears. and select “Add Label. Edit Wires Method a.” Place your mouse cursor near the wire and (data) click to have the wire number appear.” The “Label Settings” dialog box appears. and you are instructed to “Enter a data point to confirm.1 . but not yet displayed.” Place your mouse cursor near the wire and click to have a wire label placeholder appear.1 d. Right click on the portion of wire you want the wire tag displayed. Page 132 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. and you are instructed to “Enter a data point to confirm. and select “Add Label. Right click on the portion of wire you want the wire tag displayed. The wire number has been assigned.

and then choose “Edit Wires.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 . and then click OK. The wire number then replaces the <” “> placeholder.” The Edit Wires dialog box appears.1 b. Enter a desired wire label into the Tag field. Right click on the same segment. Page 133 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.

Inserting Wire Tags Automatically on AC Schematics Under main “Tasks”  “Design”  “Automatic Wire Number” (shortcut T1).Labeling Selection: Select Objects… Page 134 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. the “Wire – Auto Label” dialog box appears: Ensure the settings are as shown: .1 .Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 3.

the zero automatically increases to 1 and so on. key in 0 in the first number field. but the lower left corner prompts you to select wires. (Example: change 50B1-1101 to 5B11101). Next wire number will be 51B11101. Hint: you may copy and paste here. Using normal element selection methods. the software assigns number 5 as the first digit of the wire number.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.First Number: 0 Then. use the carriage (^) character to have wire numbers on 2 or more lines.” On the same dialog box.Filters – Mode: Schematic Mode . Every time this wire goes through a component such as a test switch.1 . 52B1-1101…Note: wire numbers will not increase when going through a terminal block. Note: you don’t have to select every branch of wire that would otherwise have the same wire ID – selecting just one branch will suffice. after auto-numbering is complete go back and delete the zero from first group of numbers generated to comply with current PG&E wire numbering convention. Note: For AC wire numbering.1 . How does automatic wire numbering work? When user selects “A-Phase Current” as a wire usage. key in your desired suffix such as B1-1101 for all wire types. Note: if required.Filters – Use: All . under the “Suffix” column. Click “OK” to close the “Edit prefix/Suffix” and Wire – Auto Label dialog boxes. the “Edit Prefix/Suffix” dialog box appears. Nothing will appear to happen. Beginning with 50B1-1101. select all wires you want to have wire numbers automatically generated. click on the “Edit Group Wire Number” button near lower left corner. Page 135 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Check all boxes under the column “Same as Option.

on DC schematics. if all proper wire usages have been placed and identified. Also. users can key in 19 in the first number field.1 .” the software assigns the appropriate prefix (for example. J-). such as “J_INTERLOCK.1 4. Note: if the last J number used in the past on the existing drawing was 18 for example. Note that J wire’s color is light blue. one can automatically assign wire tags to DC schematics. user can have Page 136 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Inserting Wire Tags Automatically on DC Schematics Similar to the procedure above.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Note: Wire usage can be identified by color. When selecting a wire usage.

if wire usage has been properly identified. leaving all other wire types unaffected. Alternatively. By leaving the “Labeling Selection” as “Select Pages…” the software will perform automatic wire tagging for entire page(s).1 the software automatically assign wire numbers for the entire drawing or even the entire project at one time. user can select the type of wire to automatically assign numbers by selecting appropriate “Use:” under “Filters” as shown below: In this example.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 . only J wires will be assigned wire numbers. This may result in wire numbers assigned in Page 137 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.

Each of the wire link symbols will do the same thing. but if you need a short arrow. D. the letters H and V in the symbol names stand for “horizontal” and “vertical. Different Wire Link Symbols Below is a list of the wire links currently available in the Master Catalog 2D. Page 138 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Choosing the type of wire link symbol will depend on the intended application. per quadrant. No arrow is shown so there is flexibility to add your own arrow that can point in any direction. it is recommended to choose “Select Objects” instead.” For schematics with an upper and lower portion. but just has different presentation. and first select the upper portion.1 . Inserting Wire Links 1.1 an order the user isn’t expecting.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. left to right. much like above. then repeat for the lower portion. For these symbols. since the software does so “top to bottom. use the symbols WL_SQ_(H/V) as they have the link index shown inside a square (mimics how PG&E specifies wire links). • Use the symbols WL_SQ_AR_(H/V) for single-wire links.” Pick the symbol based on the following criteria: • When you are trying to link a single wire.

which are just plain arrows without any text shown. Then. use the symbol WL_AR_(H/V)_OFF. Page 139 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. You will need to place a link pair on each wire you are trying to link (so the wires actually link).Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. you will need to draw bracket lines (shown in blue) and then attach the symbol WL_SQ_AR_(H/V) or WL_SQ_(H/V) on each of the brackets for a graphical link.1 • For multiple wire links. in order to show the link graphically. • If you would like to see just an arrow and the reference text.1 . use the symbols WL_AR_(H/V)_ON.

The other end of the wire link could have a different wire link symbol. Once the link has been established.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Page 140 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. One wire link pair is required for each wire (a group of wires cannot be linked using one wire link symbol). The “Wire Link ID” dialog box appears.(Use a letter for a link within the drawing. Note: wire link symbols can be mirrored as needed by right clicking. Follow Section V to insert an appropriate wire link symbol. The “Link Index” will be filled in automatically (the first pair will be 1).1 For all of these wire link symbols except for the ones with the reference turned off (have OFF in the symbol name).” Rotation is not recommended. the corresponding circuit number will also appear if a Cable Symbol is placed on the other end of the linked wire: 2. Click “OK”. the drawing reference will appear. then select “symbol setting.1 . use a number for a link to another drawing). Make sure wire link tag and index are the same for the wire to be linked. Wire Link Usage Wire links are required whenever wires are to be continued on a different section of the drawing or different drawing page. Place the other end of the wire link. Place this symbol on the wire to be linked. Key in a wire link tag.

it is recommended to adjust the height after you are certain the location of the wire links will not change. it is not desirable for the drawing cross reference to be displayed. Make the size of the drawing reference very small a.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. the drawing reference will reappear at its full height (0. Be aware that if either wire link is moved.00001 c. Move the drawing cross references outside of the drawing border a.125). Hiding Drawing Cross References For wire links pointing to within the same page (using letters as the Wire Link ID). thus requiring this to be performed again. Page 141 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Relocate the drawing cross reference to somewhere outside the drawing border. Adjust the Height: to be 0. Right click on the drawing cross reference and select “Text Position” b. Because of this. Right click on the drawing cross reference and select “Text Settings…” b. 2.1 .1 3. There are currently two methods of not displaying (hiding) them: 1.

E. it can be more difficult to locate the proper drawing cross reference of a wire link symbol if there are many of these relocated outside the border.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. However. Place this symbol on the wire you want to assign a cable to. Page 142 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Inserting Cable/Circuit Numbers Select ‘Insert Symbol by Name’ (E3). Note that this method is unaffected by changing the position of the wire link symbols. The “Device Properties” dialog box appears.1 .1 c. and select the appropriate cable symbol.

there is an option for “multiple placement” which should be checked if you would like to place multiple cable symbols (this is useful for placing a multiconductor cable). At the bottom of the box. such as C101.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. then selecting the appropriate family based on the number of conductors of the cable you are trying to model.1 . Select a cable family by clicking on the “Family” ellipsis.1 Key in a circuit number. Page 143 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.

and the ‘Cable Text’ dialog box will appear.1 The ‘Device Usage Chart’ pops up immediately.1 . Click “OK” twice. This will show the user the other conductors in that cable (if applicable). You can enter the length of the cable at this time.’ If “multiple placement” was checked. and as long as that line crosses another wire (or multiple wires). a cable symbol will be placed onto those wires. you will be given the opportunity to place another of the same cable symbol. Right click to end. The symbols placed via “multiple placement” will have their Device IDs’ suppressed – right click Page 144 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. or come back to it later by right clicking on the cable symbol and selecting ‘Cable Text. A line appears.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.

Nameplates are handled as follows: From the main “Tasks” ”Design”  “Insert Symbol by Name” (shortcut E3)  Page 145 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Basic 2D Bentley Symbols with connection points are sufficient for these types of drawings. XV.1 . Use “Panel Layout” as initial mode with title block and page format. XVI. Designing SCADA Related Drawing Follow Section III. utilize wire links to link between devices. and scale should be set to 1.C to create a new panel layout drawing page.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Be sure to assign PG&E codes to all symbols within this drawing since these parts will be captured by the Bill of Materials report template. and scale should be set to 4. For cabling diagram. Since most SCADA symbols do not appear on multiple drawings. Do not assign any PG&E code to any symbol within the drawing since these parts will not be captured by the Bill of Materials report template. Follow Section V to insert symbols to design the drawing. 2D symbols for SCADA devices will not have families associated with them.1 and uncheck to show this number. Follow Section V to insert 2D symbols to design the drawing.C to create a new schematic drawing page. Use “Schematic” as initial mode with title block and page format. Designing Panel Layouts Follow Section III.

Page 146 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 Insert symbol “NAMEPLATE” and click “OK”.1 .

Double click to select a part number based on the figure and letter size as listed on the table below: Fig\Ltr 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 87-0012 87-0024 87-0036 87-0048 87-0060 87-0072 87-0084 2 87-0013 87-0025 87-0037 87-0049 87-0061 87-0073 87-0085 3 87-0014 87-0026 87-0038 87-0050 87-0062 87-0074 87-0086 4 87-0015 87-0027 87-0039 87-0051 87-0063 87-0075 87-0087 5 87-0016 87-0028 87-0040 87-0052 87-0064 87-0076 87-0088 6 87-0017 87-0029 87-0041 87-0053 87-0065 87-0077 87-0089 7 87-0018 87-0030 87-0042 87-0054 87-0066 87-0078 87-0090 8 87-0019 87-0031 87-0043 87-0055 87-0067 87-0079 87-0091 9 87-0020 87-0032 87-0044 87-0056 87-0068 87-0080 87-0092 10 87-0021 87-0033 87-0045 87-0057 87-0069 87-0081 87-0093 11 87-0022 87-0034 87-0046 87-0058 87-0070 87-0082 87-0094 12 87-0023 87-0035 87-0047 87-0059 87-0071 87-0083 87-0095 These figure and letter size numbers are based on the nameplate sheets on the Material Database. which appears on the nameplate report.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. For “Device Tag”. Page 147 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Click “Search”. the “Select Part Number” dialog box appears.1 Fill in Installation and Location for the “NAMEPLATE” symbol. key in a number.1 . this number will be the nameplate item number.

Page 148 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 Click “OK” when done selecting part numbers. The “Symbol Text” dialog box appears.1 .

click on the device the user wishes to associate with the nameplate description. 3. Overview The software captures Bill of Materials. there will be a limit on how many lines are available for data entry. etc… Balloons (material/Target Plate’s item numbers) will have to be assigned manually by the user using one of the methods below: 1. Once these B/Ms have been imported to the Material Database. Name Plate.1 Key in text for the nameplate. device name. To generate a nameplate report for importing to PG&E Material Database. including but not limited to quantity.1 . and Target Plate information when a PG&E code is assigned to a component (including Nameplate and Target Plates) placed on project drawings. follow section XXI below. Depending on the part number selected. click on the arrow with the red x. The report output will be in Microsoft Excel format. XVII. Location. Bill of Materials. which will be imported to PG&E’s existing Material Database. These serve as filters when running reports. navigate to the drawing. users can make changes as necessary. The last part of the nameplate is the “TAG Associate”. and Target Plates Reports A.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. To fill in the “TAG Associate”. This “TAG Associate” allows users to link a device ID with the nameplate’s description. Nameplate. Assigning Balloon Number to Construction Drawings using “Insert Balloon” command Page 149 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. mounting location. and Job Order Number. Different Bill of Materials are separated by Installation.

Assigning Balloon Number by “Device Properties” Dialog Box After a part has been placed on the drawing. 3. right click on it  “Device ID…”  Users can key in a balloon number under the “Balloon No. Assigning Balloon Number using the “Data Manager” tool On the main “Tasks”  “Review/Revise”  “Revision Management”  “Data Manger” or shortcut Q .1 2.” field (upper right corner).1 . Be sure to click on the “Part Number” tab at the bottom to get the dialog box below: Page 150 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.

The user should replace this “?” with the project’s job order number.1 This method is recommended since all parts filtered by Installation and Location will appear on this list. As with anything you do in Data Manager. with a default value of ?. 5. Click on the “Symbol Text” tab at the bottom to get the dialog box below: Page 151 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. right click on it  “Symbol Text…”  Every symbol that will be assigned a part and balloon number (either 3D or Panel Layout) will have the Job Order Number symbol attribute. Assigning a Job Order Number for each of the parts will allow a user to generate a B/M that lists only the items ordered for that particular job number. and not the entire substation.1 . Assigning Job Order Number using the “Data Manager” tool On the main “Tasks”  “Review/Revise”  “Revision Management”  “Data Manger” or shortcut Q . Balloon numbers can be keyed in under the “Balloon” column.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. the first thing that needs to be done is only check the drawing(s) you want to apply changes to. This can be done in one of two ways: 4. Assigning Job Order Number by “Symbol Text” Dialog Box After a part has been placed on the drawing.

Page 152 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Go to the ‘Attribute’ column heading. Now.1 . and click on the upper left corner to bring up the Filters list. simply replace all the “?” values with the appropriate Job Order Number.1 This lists all the symbol text attributes associated with the symbols placed on the selected drawings. Choose “Job Order Number:” to show only the “Job Order Number:” attributes in the list.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.

1 B. click on “Preview…” to generate a preview of the selected report (you must click on Preview first for the filters to work correctly). Chances are. On the left panel.1 . Here are the typical filters one would set for specific reports. the “Run Reports” dialog box appears. and JobOrderNumber to narrow down the parts list. Symbol_Location.” Depending on what type of report you are running. the data is not correct (or nothing is shown) – you must apply filters to get the desired data. then click on the box to check the desired report template to run. Use the filters Symbol_Installation. scroll down to the bottom and click to expand the “CUSTOM” report template. Running Report Output to Microsoft Excel Format From the main “Tasks”  “Output”  “Report & Graphical Output”  “Run Reports” or shortcut W.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Close the Preview and click on “Filters. In the Output section. For example: Page 153 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Filtering: Bill of Materials – Outdoor Arrangement (PGE_BM_3D_LAYOUT) The report will only look for symbols (with part numbers) that are located on 3D Layout mode drawings. you will need to set different filters.

all panels located in the 115KV MPAC 1 will be reported on one Bill of Materials report.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Page_Installation. Page 154 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. etc. JobOrderNumber. All the drawing pages have the same page installation (115KV MPAC 1) but differ in page location: PANELS 1-5. but they span across multiple drawing pages. Location of RING BUS. Note: type in values specific to your project Filtering: Bill of Materials – Panel Layout (PGE_BM_PANEL_LAYOUT) The report will only look for symbols (with part numbers) that are located on Panel Layout mode drawings. PANELS 6-10.1 . and Page_Location. and placed under Job Order Number 12345678. for example: In this case. These 4 filters should be used: partnumber Not Like 87-00* (so that nameplates are not included on this BM. they are listed on another report).1 The above filters will only return items that were specified with the Installation of 230KV.

similar to how you filter the BM for Panel Layout report. Ouput B/M Report to Microsoft Excel After setting the filters. and to add any additional information. and Page_Location.1 By setting the Page_Location filter to be Like PANELS*. Page_Installation.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. These 3 filters should be used: JobOrderNumber. Check the “XLS” box and click “Run”. The report name could be the bill of material number. When you are ready to output to Microsoft Excel. it will report on all items on the various panel layout drawings. click on the ellipsis to select a “Destination Folder:” and key in a report name. Note: type in values specific to your project Filtering: Bill of Materials – Panel Layout Nameplates (PGE_NAMEPLATE) The report will only look for nameplate symbols that are located on Panel Layout mode drawings. Check the box “Output To File”. Open these reports to verify the contents are correct. Page 155 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. The Microsoft Excel file will be created and saved at the location specified.1 . hit Preview… again and verify that the report is showing what you need. perform the following: Multiple report templates can be selected at the same time. but ensure each has a unique file name.

1 C. Importing Excel File to Materials Database A new feature for the Materials Database program is an “Import B/M” function.1 . designed to import the Excel file generated by Bentley Substation’s reporting capabilities (see previous section).Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. The steps to create a new revision for your project within Materials Database are the same as before. Once you get to the material entry screen. there is a new button for importing the Excel file: Click on “Import B/M” and a dialog box will open where you will select the Excel file you are trying to import: Page 156 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.

Item numbers outside the range of items specified for the particular revision you are Page 157 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.1 . Missing item numbers 2. you will receive this message: The import feature was designed to fail if the Excel file has any of the following conditions: 1.1 Upon successful completion of importing the report.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Duplicate item numbers 3.

Page 158 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Sheet name is something other than “Sheet” (This is easy to fix – just open the Excel file and rename the worksheet to “Sheet”) If you get any of these errors.1 importing into 4.1 .Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. You will then need to open the Excel file and fix the problems before trying to import it again. the program will let you know what the problem is.

use the “drawing list” report template. the circuit. These drawings are helpful for the drawing list and/or transmittal. select “PGE_DRAWING_LIST” template.1 XVIII.B. Designing Circuit. Page 159 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Trench. Follow Section XXI. Location. apply appropriate filters and select output options. trench.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Generating Drawing List To run a list of drawings for the project filtered by Installation. XIX. and Junction Box Schedules Pending implementation of a new Conduit Builder Plugin Tool.1 . Conduit. and/or Drawing Set. conduit. and junction box schedules will be designed using the conventional method.

Save As NewName. A.pset) Page 160 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. we are using the name test3.pset in location of your choice somewhere on theH:\ drive(not in ProjectWise) (in this example. From File menu. Plotting and Publishing a Project 3. Printing Full Size Drawings for Final Issue 1.1 .Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 XX. open “Print Organizer” Click the Cancel button in the “Select a Wizard” window.

1 . Page 161 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.pltcfg” driver is selected(Ex.1 2.2). Select a Printer From File menu. Click Cancel when the ProjectWise Select Printer Driver Configuration File window appears(Ex. open “Printer Setup…” Select desired printer. Ex.1 If it isn’t. Under File name: make sure that “printer.1).Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. click on the Browse button(magnifying glass).

Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.3 Page 162 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.2 The next window that appears should show all printer drivers supplied by Bentley(Ex. Ex.1 Ex.1 .3).

Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Ex.4 The Printer Setup window will reappear with an Options field in the bottom half of the dialog box(Ex.1 Select the “printer.6). –In our example I have chosen printer \Gasofp01\BR1Yplot2006a Click OK. Ex. Page 163 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.1 .5 From the pull-down field select your desired printer(Ex.4).pltcfg” printer driver and click Open(Ex.5).

6 3.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Add Drawings to Print Set Click “Add Files to Set”button(Ex.1 .1 Ex.7) Ex.8 Click the Add button. Ex. Page 164 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.8).7 The “Create Print Definitions” window will appear(Ex.

then make sure you are looking in the correct folder. you can now select the drawings that are to be printed(Ex. Ex.11).9).1 . In this example I will select LINDEN SUBSTATION(Ex.1 The Select Files window will appear(Ex.10). Page 165 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.10 With the correct project folder selected.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.9 If your project is in ProjectWise. To select the correct folder click on the folder pull-down field and select your project. Ex.

11 Click OK. Ex.1 .12 Click Done.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.12). The Create Print Definitions window will reappear with your selected files in the Input files window(Ex. The drawings will now be listed in the Print Organizer window(Ex.13). Click OK to add the drawings to the Print Set.1 Ex. Page 166 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.

Or click the Edit pull-down menu and select Properties(Ex. Ex.13 4. Right click on any of the highlighted drawings then choose Properties.1 .14 Page 167 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.14).1 Ex.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Specify Paper Size Do this by selecting the drawings (you can select multiple by holding down the CTRL key or performing a “fence” to select multiple).

15 For 2-size: Arch C (24 x 18 in.) – this needs to be set for your plotter (see below for instructions) 5.) For 3-size: ARCH D (36 x 24 in. )For 4-size: ARCH E (48 x 36 in.15) Ex.1 .1 The Modify Properties window will appear. Under the “Paper Size” drop down menu. go to ToolsApply Print Style…(Ex.16 Page 168 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.5 x 30.) For 5-size: Custom1 (50.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.5 in. choose the appropriate page size for your drawing(Ex. Apply Print Style With the drawings still highlighted.16) Ex.

Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.18). we have two different sizes.1 Select the appropriate Print Style: For 2-size: PGE SIZE 2 For 3-size: PGE SIZE 3 For 4-size: PGE SIZE 4 For 5-size: PGE SIZE 5 Ex. I have selected PGE SIZE 2 for the 2-size drawing and PGE SIZE 4 for the 4-size drawing(Ex.1 .17 In this example.18 Notice that the size and scale has changed: Page 169 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Ex.

19 Because our current plotters are not able to print a 44x34 in drawing onto a 44x34 in paper without having the edges cut off. Choose “All” to print all drawings or “Selection” to print selected drawings in the Print Range field(Ex.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.20). we need to print onto a slightly larger paper. Fix any drawings that are not correctly displayed. In this case. Preview Before Printing Click on the Print Preview button ( ) to view all drawings before printing. Print Drawings Select drawings to be printed and click Print button ( ). we are printing a 44x34 in drawing onto a 48x36 in paper(Ex.19).1 .20 Page 170 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Ex. 7.1 Ex. 6.

pset in location of your choice somewhere on theH:\ drive(not in ProjectWise) (in this example.1 .pset) Page 171 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. From File menu.1 Click OK. B. open “Print Organizer” Click the Cancel button in the “Select a Wizard” window. Printing Drawings for Review (not full size) 1. Save As NewName. we are using the name test3.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.

Click Cancel when the ProjectWise Select Printer Driver Configuration File window appears (Ex.pltcfg” driver is selected(Ex.1). Select a Printer From File menu. Ex. Under File name: make sure that “printer.1 .1 2. Page 172 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. open “Printer Setup…” Select desired printer.1 If it isn’t.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.2). click on the Browse button (magnifying glass).

3 Page 173 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.1 .1 Ex. Ex.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.2 The next window that appears should show all printer drivers supplied by Bentley(Ex.3).

Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. –In our example I have chosen printer \Gasofp01\BR1Yplot2006a Click OK.1 Select the “printer.pltcfg” printer driver and click Open(Ex.5). Ex.4 The Printer Setup window will reappear with an Options field in the bottom half of the dialog box(Ex. Page 174 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.4).6).5 From the pull-down field select your desired printer(Ex.1 . Ex.

1 .7 The “Create Print Definitions” window will appear(Ex.1 Ex. Page 175 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Add Drawings to Print Set Click “Add Files to Set”button(Ex.7) Ex.8). Ex.8 Click the Add button.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.6 3.

Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 . In this example I will select LINDEN SUBSTATION(Ex. you can now select the drawings that are to be printed(Ex.10). Ex. To select the correct folder click on the folder pull-down field and select your project. Ex.9). then make sure you are looking in the correct folder. Page 176 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.11).1 The Select Files window will appear(Ex.10 With the correct project folder selected.9 If your project is in ProjectWise.

Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.13).12). Page 177 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.1 Ex. The Create Print Definitions window will reappear with your selected files in the Input files window(Ex.1 .12 Click OK to add the drawings to the Print Set. Ex.11 Click OK. The drawings will now be listed in the Print Organizer window(Ex.

14). Right click on any of the highlighted drawings then choose Properties.13 4. choose the appropriate page size for your drawing(Ex. Ex. Or click the Edit pull-down menu and select Properties(Ex.15) Page 178 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Specify Paper Size Do this by selecting the drawings (you can select multiple by holding down the CTRL key or performing a “fence” to select multiple).1 .1 Ex.14 The Modify Properties window will appear.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Under the “Paper Size” drop down menu.

1 Ex. go to ToolsApply Print Style…(Ex.1 .16 Select the appropriate Print Style: For this type of print.17).) Click OK.16) Ex. we will choose ANSI C-size(22 x 17in.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Page 179 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Apply Print Style With the drawings still highlighted. 5.15 In this example. select PGE NOT TO SCALE(Ex.

we are printing each of them on a C-size sheet of paper(Ex.17 In this example.1 .18 Notice that the size and scale has changed(Ex.18).1 Ex.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.19): Page 180 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. we have two different sizes. But. Ex.

1 . 7. Preview Before Printing Click on the Print Preview button ( ) to view all drawings before printing. Print Drawings Select drawings to be printed and click Print button ( ).19 6. Fix any drawings that are not correctly displayed. Page 181 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Choose “All” to print all drawings or “Selection” to print selected drawings in the Print Range field(Ex.20 Click OK.20). Ex.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 Ex.

pset in location of your choice somewhere on theH:\ drive(not in ProjectWise) (in this example. From File menu. open “Print Organizer” Click the Cancel button in the “Select a Wizard” window.pset) Page 182 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Save As NewName.1 .Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 C. we are using the name test3. Printing Drawings NOT in ProjectWise 5.

Click Cancel when the ProjectWise Select Printer Driver Configuration File window appears(Ex.2).Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 If it isn’t. Page 183 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Select a Printer From File menu.1). Ex.1 6. Under File name: make sure that “printer.pltcfg” driver is selected(Ex. click on the Browse button(magnifying glass). open “Printer Setup…” Select desired printer.1 .

1 .Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.3).2 The next window that appears should show all printer drivers supplied by Bentley(Ex.1 Ex.3 Page 184 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Ex.

–In our example I have chosen printer \Gasofp01\BR1Yplot2006a Click OK.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.pltcfg” printer driver and click Open(Ex. Ex.6).4).1 .1 Select the “printer.5). Ex.5 From the pull-down field select your desired printer(Ex. Page 185 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.4 The Printer Setup window will reappear with an Options field in the bottom half of the dialog box(Ex.

6 7.8 Click the Add button. Ex. Add Drawings to Print Set Click “Add Files to Set”button(Ex.7) Ex.1 . Page 186 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 Ex.8).7 The “Create Print Definitions” window will appear(Ex.

1 .10 The “Select Files” window will appear.9). Ex. click Cancel(Ex.10).9 Since the drawings you want are not in ProjectWise. Page 187 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Ex. (Ex.1 The Select Files window will appear(Ex. From here you can navigate to the location of the files you want to print.11).

12).11 Click Done.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 . The Create Print Definitions window will reappear with your selected files in the Input files window(Ex.12 Page 188 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.1 Ex. Ex.

Specify Paper Size Do this by selecting the drawings (you can select multiple by holding down the CTRL key or performing a “fence” to select multiple).13). choose the appropriate page size for your drawing(Ex. The drawings will now be listed in the Print Organizer window(Ex.15) Page 189 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.14). Ex. Ex. Or click the Edit pull-down menu and select Properties(Ex.13 8.14 The Modify Properties window will appear. Right click on any of the highlighted drawings then choose Properties. Under the “Paper Size” drop down menu.1 .1 Click OK to add the drawings to the Print Set.

) Click OK. go to ToolsApply Print Style…(Ex. we will choose ANSI C-size(22 x 17in. Page 190 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.15 In this example. select PGE OLD DGN(Ex.16 Select the appropriate Print Style: For this type of print.16) Ex.1 . 8.17).Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 Ex. Apply Print Style With the drawings still highlighted.

19 Page 191 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.19): Ex. we have two different sizes.1 Ex. I have selected PGE SIZE 2 for the 2-size drawing and PGE SIZE-4 for the 4-size drawing(Ex.17 In this example. Ex.18).1 .Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.18 Notice that the size and scale has changed(Ex.

Creating PDF or TIF files 1.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Ex. paper(Ex. Print Drawings Select drawings to be printed and click Print button ( ). Fix any drawings that are not correctly displayed. In this case. 10. Preview Before Printing Click on the Print Preview button ( ) to view all drawings before printing.19). D. paper without having the edges cut off. we are printing a 44x34 in. we need to print onto a slightly larger paper. 9. open “Print Organizer” Page 192 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.20).20 Click OK. drawing onto a 48x36 in. From File menu.1 Because our current plotters are not able to print a 44x34 in drawing onto a 44x34 in.1 . Choose “All” to print all drawings or “Selection” to print selected drawings in the Print Range field(Ex.

1 . we are using the name test_pdf.pset) Page 193 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.pset in location of your choice somewhere on the H:\ drive(not in ProjectWise) (in this example.1 Click the Cancel button in the “Select a Wizard” window. Save As NewName.

We will be using the pdf.pltcfg” driver is selected. Click Cancel when the ProjectWise Select Printer Driver Configuration File window appears(Ex.2).Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.pltcfg” or “tiff.1 . Page 194 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.3). Ex.1 If it isn’t. open “Printer Setup…” Select desired driver.1 2. Select a PDF/TIF driver From File menu. Ex. click on the Browse button(magnifying glass).1).pltcfg driver for this example(Ex. Under File name: make sure that “pdf.2 The next window that appears should show all printer drivers supplied by Bentley(Ex.

5). Ex.pltcfg” printer driver and click Open(Ex.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.4).1 Ex.pltcfg driver selected(Ex.4 The Printer Setup window will reappear with the pdf.1 . Page 195 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.3 Select the “pdf.

Ex.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.7 Page 196 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.1 . 3.1 Ex. Add Drawings to Print Set Click “Add Files to Set”button(Ex.7) Ex.7).5 Click OK.6 The “Create Print Definitions” window will appear(Ex.

9).Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.9 Page 197 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.8 If your project is in ProjectWise. Ex. then make sure you are looking in the correct folder. To select the correct folder click on the folder pull-down field and select your project. Ex.1 .8). The Select Files window will appear(Ex.1 Click the Add button. In this example I will select LINDEN SUBSTATION(Ex.

you can now select the drawings that are to be printed(Ex.10).1 .Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.11 Page 198 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.1 With the correct project folder selected. The Create Print Definitions window will reappear with your selected files in the Input files window(Ex. Ex. Ex.11).10 Click OK.

Specify Paper Size Do this by selecting the drawings (you can select multiple by holding down the CTRL key or performing a “fence” to select multiple).1 . Or click the Edit pull-down menu and select Properties(Ex. Ex.13).12).12 4.14) Page 199 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. choose the appropriate page size for your drawing(Ex. The drawings will now be listed in the Print Organizer window(Ex. Right click on any of the highlighted drawings then choose Properties. Ex.13 The Modify Properties window will appear.1 Click OK to add the drawings to the Print Set. Under the “Paper Size” drop down menu.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.

Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Click OK.15 Select the appropriate Print Style: For this type of print.1 Ex.1 .14 In this example. select PGE SIZE 4(Ex.16). Page 200 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Apply Print Style Highlight the all 4-size drawings(in our example 4056938). go to ToolsApply Print Style…(Ex.15) Ex. 11. we will choose ANSI E for the 4-size drawing and ANSI C for the 2size drawing.

13.18) Page 201 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. in the Submit section of the Print dialog box click on the Submit as: pull-down menu and select Single print job(Ex. Notice that the size and scale has changed for each drawing(Ex. Preview Before Printing Click on the Print Preview button ( ) to view all drawings before printing.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Fix any drawings that are not correctly displayed.16 Repeat step 12 for the other sized drawings if applicable.1 .1 Ex. 14.17): Ex.17 12. Print Drawings Select drawings to be printed and click Print button ( ). Select destination folder for prints If you want to create one PDF that contains all drawings.

Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Page 202 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Choose “All” to print all drawings or “Selection” to print selected drawings in the Print Range field(Ex.19 15.1 .20). Ex.18 Click on the Browse button and select the destination folder and name of your PDF file(Ex.1 Ex.19). Click Save.

1 Ex. Creating 3D PDFs Open the desired drawing. E. The Print dialog window will appear. From File menu.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 . Page 203 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. select Print.20 Click OK.

pltcfg” plot driver. Click “OK”. On “Project Manager”. Under “Print Scale and Position:” click the “Maximize” button. Overview Backing up a project is the only way to remove it from the active working directory and maintain all of the project’s intelligent links and integrity.1 Under “Printer and Paper Size” select “Bentley driver. right click on the project to be backed up  “Backup”  Select Project from “Project:” pull-down menu or ellipsis. Under “Printer and Paper Size” Select the desired paper size.” Click on the magnifying glass and select the “pdf. XXI. and Archiving a Project A. Click on the printer button at the upper left of the window and name the file and select destination. “Create Project Catalog” should be unchecked.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. In the “Include in Backup File” field “Language phrases used” should be checked.1 . Select destination for the Backup file by clicking on ellipsis under “Save in:” field. Under “General Settings:” check the “Print to 3D” checkbox. Page 204 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Backing up. Incorporation.

Interim Mandatory Backup for Data Retention ***Important: these steps are required to be performed at least once a day to help preventing substantial data loss*** Create the Bentley Substation Backup folder on your C:\Data folder as follows: Right click on the “Start” menu  “Explore” then navigate to C:\Data Point to the C:\Data folder.A for project restoration instructions. This C:\Data folder is backed up regularly by IT. it needs to be restored before users can work on it.1 . and each project needs to be backed up by only one person. right click  “New”  “New Folder” and Key in Bentley Substation Backup Before closing Bentley Substation or at the end of the day. We recommend a minimum of 3-day worth of backup data per project. B. follow Section XXI. Only the project team lead is responsible for backing up the project he/she is responsible for.1 The project backup file can be stored your C:\Data folder. Page 205 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.A above to backup your active project to the “Bentley Substation Backup” folder on the C:\Data folder. however.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. See Section III.

A. From File menu select Printer Setup. Select either tiff.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. See Section XX.1 . From Windows Explorer.30zzzzzz . Back in Bentley Substation. Page 206 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.1 C. request the Design Engineer to create one for you).pltcfg or pdf. open Print Organizer. This is where you will put the files to be incorporated by ERU. Open a previously created PSET file (if none exists. The format for this folder is as follows: Example Sub . Click Open. create new folder in U:\ELS UPLOADING\DSUB_INCORPORATION\ directory.pltcfg printer driver. Project Incorporation 1.08-14-12 Substation Name – Job order number – Date Issued 2. a. Option 1 (If you do not have the Informatik driver): Click magnifying glass next to File name field.

Click “Configure” button and set Printing Preferences as required. Apply Print Style Hihglight all drawings to be printed.1 Click OK.0A” from pulldown menu.1 .pltcfg” Under Options. b. go to ToolsApply Print Style… Select the appropriate Print Style: For 3-size: PGE SIZE 3 For 4-size: PGE SIZE 4 For 5-size: PGE SIZE 5 Page 207 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Click OK 8. click on the magnifying glass and choose “printer. Option 2 (If you do have the Informatik driver): Under File name.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. select “Informatik Image Driver 3.

1 .1 In this example. therefore paper size is ANSI E(44 X 34). 3-size is 34 X 22. etc. Select Print Preview and verify that drawings are correctly displayed. Fix any problem drawings then Click Print button. we need to select PGE SIZE 4. Click OK. 4-size is 44 X 34. Page 208 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. In this case all drawings are 4-size. because all the drawings in the print set are a 4-size drawing. the exact paper size is set by the Print Style. Notice that the size and scale has changed: Because we are printing TIF/PDF files for incorporation. For example.

Click “Preview Names…” button. Output file name should ONLY be drawing number with .1 . Page 209 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. From pull-down menu select <design name>.tif extension.(see above) Close window.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 Click “Output File Names…” button.

Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Update job Transmittal as follows: Bold all drawings that are being incorporated and add line item to transmittal similar to example below: Page 210 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Click OK. Click OK again to create tif/pdf files. Click magnifying glass next to Destination field. 3. Navigate to U:\ELS UPLOADING\DSUB_INCORPORATION\”Folder you created earlier”.1 Click OK.1 .

Change the To field to ERU. For questions regarding drawing information.Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3. Converted drawing image files are located in the share folder: U:\ELS UPLOADING\DSUB_INCORPORATION\Your Substation – 30zzzzzz .1 . San Francisco.1 Date: 0x-xx-12 ERU: Upload and update ELS for items 0013 thru 0023 and 0027 thru 0036. Change the address to 245 Market St. please contact DE: Designer Name 442-2xxx. For the body of the email use below example: Please see the attached transmittal for incorporation of drawings for Your Substation.Issued 0x-xx12. Create email and attach updated transmittal to it. For questions regarding image quality. please let DD know. Page 211 of 211 1/3/2014 Version 3. Destroy hard copy originals from Flat files.