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Eq/Circ ID Drawings for AutoCAD® or any Viewer
UltraPIPE gives you the ability to interface with the AutoCAD® drafting packages AutoCAD® R12, R13 C4, R14, and AutoCAD® 2000. This chapter discusses the AutoCAD® interface and how to link drawing information into UltraPIPE’s database. This manual assumes that you have a basic understanding of AutoCAD® and therefore does not attempt to explain any of the AutoCAD® features and functions. You must refer to your AutoCAD® manuals for any assistance with AutoCAD®. Note: For AutoCAD® version R13, the release MUST be C4 for UltraPIPE compatibility. In order to use the AutoCAD® drawing application, you must have purchased the UltraPIPE AutoCAD® option. You MUST also purchase this option (or the MicroStation® CAD option) if you are going to be using a generic CAD program or CAD Viewer program. UltraPIPE has provided this option to allow a viewer to be used on workstations that do not require a full CAD program. This option is also available for users that are going to use a CAD package other than AutoCAD® or MicroStation®. Refer to Chapter 4 (Session Settings) for more information on setting this option and providing the necessary setup information for the CAD viewer/package. It is important to keep in mind that with the AutoCAD® or MicroStation® packages, markers can be updated through UltraPIPE. With a CAD viewer or another CAD package, you cannot update markers through UltraPIPE. The interface between UltraPIPE and the AutoCAD® drafting package provides the following features: 1. A drawings database to allow quick retrieval of all drawings. 2. User-defined TML markers. 3. An automatic “boot” of AutoCAD® and generation of the specified drawing. 4. Automatic creation of the “Layer Group” for each Group-Eq/Circ ID on a drawing.

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5. A Custom Template and Menu to facilitate the generation of inspection sketches for piping isometrics and pressure vessels. Reference Appendix C for a printout of available symbols. 6. Automatic update of all Eq/Circ ID, TML and Localized Corrosion on Piping markers on the drawing with latest database information. A drawing of any Group-Eq/Circ ID can display Corrosion Monitoring TMLs and Localized Corrosion on Piping External TMLs on distinct layers. These markers all update with the current data base information each time a drawing is generated. Note: For AutoCAD® R14 and AutoCAD® 2000, the status of TML updates are enhanced to show: • TMLs in the drawing not updated by UltraPIPE, and • TMLs in UltraPIPE not on the drawing. Multiple Group-Eq/Circ IDs (complete or partial) can be placed on the same Drawing facilitating several applications as follows: 1. “Block Inspection Sketches” - When a section of a plant with several GroupEq/Circ IDs (complete or partial) are drawn on a single drawing. 2. Separate Vessel Internal and External Group-Eq/Circ IDs. 3. A piping system or vessel drawing with the Group-Eq/Circ ID associated with the routine monitoring along with one or more Group-Eq/Circ IDs on specific components under intense interrogation - ideal for injection points. 4. Any combination of the above. Whether you decide to have multiple Eq/Circ IDs per drawing or multiple drawings per Eq/Circ ID, you have complete control of how you design your drawing independent of how you have designed your TMLs. This chapter discusses how to do the following: • • • • Manipulate drawing information in the UltraPIPE database. Display and edit a Drawing. Edit drawing marker designs. Use the UltraPIPE menus in AutoCAD®.

Adding/Editing/Deleting UltraPIPE Database AutoCAD® Drawing Information
UltraPIPE gives you the ability to interface with the AutoCAD® R12, R13 C4, R14, and AutoCAD® 2000 for Windows or later. This chapter discusses the AutoCAD® interface and
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how to link drawing information into UltraPIPE’s database. This manual assumes that you have a basic understanding of AutoCAD® and therefore does not attempt to explain any of the AutoCAD® features and functions. You must refer to your AutoCAD® manuals for any assistance with AutoCAD®. In order to use the AutoCAD® drawing application, you must have purchased the AutoCAD® option through UltraPIPE. You MUST also purchase this option (or the MicroStation® option) if you are going to be using a generic CAD viewer. UltraPIPE has provided this option to allow a viewer to be used on workstations that do not require a full CAD program. This option is also available for users that are going to use a CAD package other than AutoCAD® or MicroStation®. Refer to chapter 4 (Session Settings) for more information on setting this option and providing the necessary setup information for the CAD viewer/package. It is important to keep in mind that with the AutoCAD® or MicroStation® packages, markers can be updated through UltraPIPE. With a CAD viewer or another CAD package, you cannot update markers through UltraPIPE. In order to create and later access a drawing in AutoCAD® through UltraPIPE you must first enter information about the drawing into UltraPIPE’s database. This immediately establishes a connection between an Eq/Circ ID in UltraPIPE and a drawing. Once the database entry is initially completed, the initial drawing can be created. If existing AutoCAD® drawings are available, they can easily be incorporated into the UltraPIPE system. After the database information is completed, you can modify the drawing’s database information or delete the drawing’s database information as required. This section discusses the following: • • • How to add information for an AutoCAD® drawing into UltraPIPE’s database. How to modify database drawing information for an existing drawing. How to delete database drawing information for a specific drawing.

Adding Database Information for an AutoCAD® Drawing UltraPIPE gives you the flexibility to create a drawing for a piece of equipment – even if you have not yet assigned any TMLs to the equipment. You can also create multiple drawings for a single piece of equipment. These are powerful features that you can utilize to fit your specific needs. UltraPIPE allows you to create a new drawing in AutoCAD® by entering the required database information and then going into AutoCAD® to actually create the drawing. UltraPIPE also allows you to take an existing drawing that is already in the database and add information for another Eq/Circ ID to the same drawing. A new layer group is created for the drawing and the Eq/Circ ID information is added. No matter which function you want to perform, the same steps are involved. In order to add drawing information, you can 1. Start the function by selecting Support Modules from the Main Menu, choose the Eq/Circ ID Drawings option, then choose Add Drawing… option.
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1 Add Drawing Information Window Enter the following information: Area.This field represents the identifier that has been associated with a piece of equipment within the selected group. Long file names up to 54 characters are allowed for AutoCAD® R13 C4. R14. button to 12-4 . You are unable to enter information into this field using the keyboard. You may type whatever file name you want in this field as long as it is a valid filename. Input is done with a pull-down menu that lists Eq/Circ ID names associated with the selected Group. UltraPIPE will automatically generate a sequential drawing name for a new drawing as: DWG##### (where ##### is the number sequence).This field represents a section of your plant or facility. Figure 12 .This field represents filename in which the drawing will be stored.2). You are unable to enter information into this field using the keyboard. You may select the display a list of existing drawing files (see Figure 12 .2. and 2000. Drawing ID . Select the icon and choose the Add Drawing… option. The window shown in Figure 12 . Input is done with a pull-down menu that lists Area names currently defined in your master list of Eq/Circ IDs.DWG file extension attached to it. Eq/Circ ID . This information is defined in your master list of Eq/Circ IDs. It will have the . Input of a new Drawing ID will add the Group-Eq/Circ ID to a new drawing.1 will be displayed. Input of an existing Drawing ID will add the Group-Eq/Circ ID to this existing drawing.

Select the Cancel button to exit the window.This field allows you to specify the ending point for the TMLs to be displayed on the drawing. Prototype – This field represents a specification for a file that is used as a basis for new drawings in AutoCAD®.2 Add Drawing Information Window You may select the OK button to select a specific drawing or use the Search button to locate a specific drawing. You may choose the starting point from the pull-down menu listing the TMLs. If the Eq/Circ ID that you have chosen has not been added to the Corrosion Monitoring application. Refer to the section “Drawing Prototypes” later in this chapter for more information concerning prototypes. HELPFUL HINT… The options to specify the To and From starting points allow you to break up an Eq/Circ ID containing numerous TMLs into multiple drawings.This field allows you to specify the starting point for the TMLs to be displayed on the drawing.Figure 12 . You may select the button to display a list of existing 12-5 . this field is blank. To TML Number . If the Eq/Circ ID that you have chosen has not been added to the Corrosion Monitoring application. View TMLs… . From TML Number . this field is blank.Select this button to generate a list of all TMLs in Corrosion Monitoring for the selected Area-Eq/Circ ID for assistance in input of this window. You may choose the ending point from the pull-down menu listing the TMLs.

the drawing will treat each integer as a location and update the minimum of up to 99 readings per location (i.e.Select this button if you have entered all of the information and want to proceed with the addition of the drawing. OK Button . The window shown in Figure 12 .3 will be displayed. Refer to the section “Displaying a Drawing in AutoCAD®” for more information on how to display a drawing. Select the option you want by clicking in the circle beside the option. You can only specify input for this field if the Eq/Circ ID that you have selected has NOT been added to the Corrosion Monitoring application.These fields give you the option to specify whether the tenths location for TML numbers will be used for TML inserts or for Multiple Readings per location. n.n1 to n. Editing Database Information for an AutoCAD® Drawing UltraPIPE allows you to modify the drawing information that has been previously entered in the database.99).e. Option is chosen. This option should be set based upon what you chose to do with tenths in the Corrosion Monitoring application. choose the Eq/Circ ID Drawings option. Use Tenths As . n.n9). If the TML Inserts option is chosen. Cancel Button . the drawing will treat each integer and/or tenth as a location and update the minimum of a maximum of 9 readings per location (i.01 to n.prototype drawing files. If you selected OK to add the drawing. TML Type . Description – This field represents a text description that you can specify which will appear on the drawing.Select this button to cancel the drawing. If the Multiple Readings/Loc. then choose Edit/Delete Drawing Info… option. 12-6 . you can select the Display button to invoke AutoCAD® and create or modify the actual inspection drawing. start the function by doing the following: • Select Support Modules from the Main Menu. In order to modify database drawing information. This field is optional. The list will show all DWG files in the UltraPIPE Support Path except excluded drawings shipped with UltraPIPE for other reasons.These fields allow you to specify whether the TMLs will be numeric or Grid format.

This field represents the identifier that has been associated with a piece of equipment within the selected group. You are unable to enter information into this field using the keyboard.Figure 12 . You are unable to enter information into this field using the keyboard.3 Edit/Add/Delete Drawing Information Window Select the following information.This field represents a section of your plant or facility. Select the Eq/Circ ID for which you want to modify the drawing information. Area. You are unable to enter information into this field using the keyboard. Choose the group containing the Eq/Circ ID for which you want to modify the drawing information. R14. and 2000. Input is done with a pull-down menu that lists Area names currently defined in your master list of Eq/Circ IDs. The following section talks about the fields on the window that you can modify. Long file names up to 54 characters are allowed for AutoCAD® R13 C4. Select the Edit… button.This field represents filename in which the drawing will be stored. Drawing ID . Input is done with a pull-down menu that lists the drawing IDs associated with the selected Area and Eq/Circ ID. which is facilitated by using the “List…” button which generates a compete listing of all existing drawings for selection. 12-7 . A new window will be displayed (see Figure 12 . Select the drawing you want to modify. This information is defined in your master list of Eq/Circ IDs. Eq/Circ ID .4) and you are ready to modify information for your drawing. Input is done with a pull-down menu that lists Eq/Circ ID names associated with the selected Group.

This field allows you to specify the starting point for the TMLs to be displayed on the drawing.4 Edit Drawing Information Window From TML Number . HELPFUL HINT… The options to specify the To and From starting points allow you to break up an Eq/Circ ID containing numerous TMLs into multiple drawings. To TML Number . the drawing will treat each integer and/or tenth as a location and update 12-8 .This field allows you to specify the ending point for the TMLs to be displayed on the drawing. leave this field defaulted. this field remains blank. View TMLs… .Figure 12 . Prototype – This field represents a specification for a file that is used as a basis for new drawings in AutoCAD®. You may choose the ending point from the pull-down menu listing the TMLs. If the Eq/Circ ID that you have chosen has not been added to the Corrosion Monitoring application. If the TML Inserts option is chosen. this field remains blank. Use Tenths As . You may choose the starting point from the pull-down menu listing the TMLs.Select this button to generate a list of all TMLs in Corrosion Monitoring for the selected Area-Eq/Circ ID for assistance in input of this window.These fields give you the option to specify whether the tenths location for TML numbers will be used for TML inserts or for Multiple Readings per location. If the Eq/Circ ID that you have chosen has not been added to the Corrosion Monitoring application. Since this drawing already exists. Refer to the section “Drawing Prototypes” earlier in this chapter for more information concerning prototypes.

the drawing will treat each integer as a location and update the minimum of up to 99 readings per location (i.3). Option is chosen.5 will be displayed.the minimum of a maximum of 9 readings per location (i.e. Cancel Button . n. It will appear defaulted to information from the first record in the drawings database. If the Multiple Readings/Loc. you will return to the Edit/Add/Delete Drawing Information window (see Figure 12 . It does NOT delete the AutoCAD® drawing file. n. then choose Edit/Delete Drawing Info… option. Refer to the section “Displaying a Drawing in AutoCAD for more information on how to display a drawing. Select the option you want by clicking in the circle beside the option. OK Button .e. start the function by doing the following: • Select Support Modules from the Main Menu. Description – This field represents a text description that you can specify which will appear on the drawing.Select this button if you want to have the information updated in the database for the drawing.99). Only the database entry is deleted -.n9). This field is optional. If you would like to go into AutoCAD® to view the drawing. choose the Eq/Circ ID Drawings option.n1 to n. This option should be set based upon what you chose to do with tenths in the Corrosion Monitoring application. 12-9 . select the OK button. Deleting Database Information for an AutoCAD® Drawing UltraPIPE allows you to delete drawing information from the UltraPIPE database.01 to n.Select this button to cancel the update. In order to delete database drawing information. HELPFUL HINT… The Delete option only deletes the drawing information from the UltraPIPE database.NOT the AutoCAD® drawing file itself. The window shown in Figure 12 . select the Display button. Whether you select the OK button or the Cancel button. Otherwise.

Area. which is facilitated by using the “List…” button which generates a compete listing of all existing drawings for selection. Input is done with a pull-down menu that lists Eq/Circ ID names associated with the selected Group. This information is defined in your master list of Eq/Circ IDs. Drawing ID . Eq/Circ ID . You are unable to enter information into this field using the keyboard. Select the Eq/Circ ID for which you want to delete the drawing information. 12-10 .5 Edit/Add/Delete Drawing Information Window Select the following information. Select the Delete… button to delete the database information. Input is done with a pull-down menu that lists the drawing IDs associated with the selected Area and Eq/Circ ID. Choose the group containing the Eq/Circ ID for which you want to delete the drawing information.Figure 12 . A message box will be displayed asking for confirmation of the delete. Select the drawing ID you want to delete. You are unable to enter information into this field using the keyboard.This field represents a section of your plant or facility.This field represents the eight character DOS filename in which the drawing is stored.This field represents the identifier that has been associated with a piece of equipment within the selected group. You are unable to enter information into this field using the keyboard. Input is done with a pull-down menu that lists Area names currently defined in your master list of Eq/Circ IDs. The AutoCAD® drawing cannot be deleted using UltraPIPE.

This layer is automatically deleted and replaced during each update. choose the Eq/Circ ID Drawings option.6 will be displayed. Please note that before you can display or edit an isometric drawing you must first enter the drawing information in UltraPIPE’s database. 12-11 . The window shown in Figure 12 . modifying.. then choose Display/Update Drawing Info… option. Select Support Modules from the Main Menu. You have previously added or modified drawing database information and have chosen the Display button. Refer to the “Adding/Editing/Deleting UltraPIPE Database Drawing Information” section. 2. The latest Inspection Due Date and Retirement Date. Select the icon and choose the Display/Update Drawing… option. You can display a drawing in any of the following methods: 1. DO NOT DRAW ON THIS LAYER. The following information for the selected Group-Eq/Circ ID layer on an AutoCAD® drawing is updated with the latest database information when you choose to display the drawing: • • • The drawing Description and the “From/To” TML input range. 3. Action TML’s will be underlined. This update is limited to the inclusive “From/To” TML range that has been specified. or deleting information to/from the drawing itself is done through AutoCAD® that is accessed by UltraPIPE when you display a drawing. The TMLs are updated with the information defined by the selected TML Marker design. displayed in red and placed on the “Group-Eq/Circ The TML text information defined below the first line of information is placed on the “Group-Eq/Circ ID-Info” layer.Displaying an AutoCAD® Drawing Adding.

6 Display/Update Drawing Window The List…button will generate a listing of all existing drawings to facilitate selection as shown in Figure 12 . Figure 12 .Figure 12 .7.7 List Drawing Information Window Select the following information: 12-12 .

R14. Drawing ID . Sample AutoCAD® drawings.This field represents the identifier that has been associated with a piece of equipment within the selected group. Choose the group containing the Eq/Circ ID for which you want to display the drawing information. You are unable to enter information into this field using the keyboard. You may simply associate the desired file to an Eq/Circ ID. Refer to the section “UltraPIPE Menu for AutoCAD®” later in this chapter for more information on the UltraPIPE menu. A list and drawing of all pre-drawn symbols available for both piping and pressure vessels can be found in Appendix C. Drawing Markers – These fields allow you to specify the marker design to use on the drawing. follow these steps: 12-13 . Once you are in AutoCAD®.This field represents a section of your plant or facility. Incorporating an Existing AutoCAD® Drawing in UltraPIPE Incorporating an existing AutoCAD® drawing into UltraPIPE is very easy and requires no user changes to the existing drawing.Unit. There are two methods that may be used. Display Button – Select this button to display the selected drawing in AutoCAD . you may use the UltraPIPE Custom Template and Menu to create the drawing or import a previously created AutoCAD® drawing as a block. You are unable to enter information into this field using the keyboard. and 2000. Select the Eq/Circ ID for which you want to display the drawing information. Select the drawing you want to display. Associating an Existing Drawing with an Eq/Circ ID The easiest method to incorporate a drawing is to simply associate the drawing filename to an Eq/Circ ID. Refer to the section “Editing Drawing Marker Designs” for more information on markers. Refer to the section “Edit Drawing Marker Designs” for more information. Cancel Button – Select this button to exit the window without displaying the drawing. You are unable to enter information into this field using the keyboard. Edit Markers Button – Select this button to edit the drawing marker designs.This field represents filename in which the drawing will be stored. Eq/Circ ID . This information is defined in your master list of Eq/Circ IDs. Input is done with a pull-down menu that lists Area names currently defined in your master list of Eq/Circ IDs. Input is done with a pull-down menu that lists the drawing IDs associated with the selected Area and Eq/Circ ID. After verifying the Eq/Circ ID referenced in the drawing. or you may insert your existing drawing as a block into an AutoCAD Drawing Prototype. Input is done with a pull-down menu that lists Eq/Circ ID names associated with the selected Group. Long file names up to 54 characters are allowed for AutoCAD® R13 C4.

DWG. Outside of UltraPIPE.This field represents a section of your plant or facility. Input is done with a pull-down menu that lists Eq/Circ ID names associated with the selected Group. You are unable to enter information into this field using the keyboard. Drawing ID . You must enter the filename exactly as it 12-14 . manually copy the drawing file(s) to be associated into the Drawing folder specified in your Drawing Path. In UltraPIPE. You are unable to enter information into this field using the keyboard. choose the Eq/Circ ID Drawings option. As you are incorporating a drawing that has already been created and copied to the UltraPIPE Drawing folder.8 Add Drawing Information Window 3. select Support Modules from the Main Menu. 2. For more information on the Drawing Path. Eq/Circ ID . if the filename is DRAWING. you will enter the current filename. Input is done with a pull-down menu that lists Area names currently defined in your master list of Eq/Circ IDs. The window in Figure 12 . then choose the Add Drawing… option.1. without the .This field represents the identifier that has been associated with a piece of equipment within the selected group.dwg extension.This field represents the filename in which the drawing will be stored. Enter the following information: Area. you would enter “DRAWING” into the Drawing ID field. see Chapter 4 (Session Settings).8 will appear: Figure 12 . For example. This information is defined in your master list of Eq/Circ IDs.

However. if you enter the filename incorrectly and UltraPIPE can find no existing drawing file as it was entered.e. OK Button . HELPFUL HINT… The options to specify the To and From starting points allow you to break up an Eq/Circ ID containing numerous TMLs into multiple drawings. n. View TMLs… . HELPFUL HINT… If. this field is ignored. the drawing will treat each integer as a location and update the minimum of up to 99 readings per location (i. From TML Number . Use Tenths As . You may choose the ending point from the pull-down menu listing the TMLs. You may choose the starting point from the pull-down menu listing the TMLs. when opened. 12-15 . If the Multiple Readings/Loc.Select this button to generate a list of all TMLs in Corrosion Monitoring for the selected Area-Eq/Circ ID for assistance in input of this window.This field allows you to specify the starting point for the TMLs to be displayed on the drawing. If the Eq/Circ ID that you have chosen has not been added to the Corrosion Monitoring application. To TML Number . the filename was probably entered incorrectly.Select this button to incorporate the existing drawing. being certain to enter the filename exactly as it exists into the Drawing ID field.n9). an incorporated drawing consists only of an empty title block rather than displaying the existing drawing. the drawing will treat each integer and/or tenth as a location and update the minimum of a maximum of 9 readings per location (i. this field is blank. This option should be set based upon what you chose to do with tenths in the Corrosion Monitoring application.n1 to n. Select the option you want by clicking in the circle beside the option. This field is optional. Prototype – As you are incorporating an existing drawing.01 to n.exists or UltraPIPE will not be able to locate the file and will assume that you are creating a new drawing rather than incorporating an existing drawing.e. this field is blank.This field allows you to specify the ending point for the TMLs to be displayed on the drawing. and will use the specified prototype to create this “new” drawing. UltraPIPE will assume that you are creating a new drawing.These fields give you the option to specify whether the tenths location for TML numbers will be used for TML inserts or for Multiple Readings per location. Description – This field represents a text description of the drawing’s contents. n.99). If the Eq/Circ ID that you have chosen has not been added to the Corrosion Monitoring application. Option is chosen. Please check the filename. and re-add the drawing. If the TML Inserts option is chosen.

Add a new drawing for the Eq/Circ ID to which the existing drawing is associated as described in the previous sections. Now in AutoCAD®. you should first open the drawing in AutoCAD® and review the existing drawing’s general design.Select this button to exit the window and discard the changes. The layer names all contain the UltraPIPE Eq/Circ ID nomenclature followed with a functional name. Layers – UltraPIPE creates function layers when displaying a drawing for the first time. UltraPIPE provides four drawing prototypes to be used as a basis for new drawings. Inserting an Existing Drawing as a Block into a Prototype Before incorporating an existing AutoCAD® drawing into UltraPIPE by inserting the drawing as a block into an UltraPIPE Drawing prototype. The chance of a conflict with existing layer names is minimal. After reviewing the existing drawing and making any modifications that were described above open UltraPIPE and go to the Add Drawing window. as described later in the “Drawing Prototypes for AutoCAD®” section. If your current drawing limits do not match one of the four provided prototypes you may adjust the limits of your current drawing.0” for the Insertion Point and enter through the rest of the prompts. If the input Drawing ID exists the Prototype will not be used and the existing drawing will not be overwritten. Equipment/Drawing Relationship – Review the equipment name given in the drawing and verify the matching Eq/Circ ID associated with the equipment in UltraPIPE. type the path name of the existing drawing. No drawing will be added/incorporated. it will be needed to insert the drawing into a new UltraPIPE drawing. Type “0. one of the existing four provided by UltraPIPE or a user created prototype. Type “insert” in the command line at the bottom of the AutoCAD screen. NOTE: To access created prototypes the user must store the new prototype in the support data path assigned in the Current Settings (refer to Chapter 4 for more information). Drawing Data Path – Store the existing drawing in a location outside of the UltraPIPE drawing data path. When asked for the Block Name. Your drawing will be added to the new UltraPIPE drawing with all of its associated layers. After adding the drawing and selecting the desired drawing settings select the Display Button in the Display/Update Drawing window. insert the existing drawing into the empty drawing created through UltraPIPE. These prototypes have unique limits associated with them. To use the UltraPIPE pre-drawn symbols library properly the limits of your drawing should approximate the limits of the UltraPIPE prototype you wish to use. Select a suitable prototype. Note the drawing data path. 12-16 .Cancel Button .

then choose Edit Drawing Marker Data… option.9 will be displayed.Editing AutoCAD® Drawing Marker Designs A marker design defines the shape of a TML marker and the information associated with it. Select the application for which to edit the maker information.10). Other selections are very similar to allow management of other marker types.9 Select/Add/Edit/Delete Drawings Marker Data Window Selection of “Corrosion Monitoring” will generate the following window (Figure 12 . 12-17 . The window shown in Figure 12 . UltraPIPE gives you the capability to define up to four Markers to be used in association with the TMLs. Figure 12 . choose the Eq/Circ ID Drawings option. You can access the marker data by doing the following: • Select Support Modules from the Main Menu.

You can enter the following information: Profile Name – This field represents the name that you want to assign to the design. Any other text that you type into the data lines will be displayed on the drawing as typed. 2. Each marker window that is displayed when you select a tab prompts you for the same information.10 Edit Corrosion Monitoring Markers Window You can choose the Marker (1. use the codes that are provided in the format <A> <H> etc. your data lines would appear as follows: Line 1: <A> <E> Line 2: TMin: <H> 12-18 . For example: If you want to display the Location and Most Recent Reading on the first line followed by the Retirement Thickness (with your own lead-in text) on another line and on a third line the MAOP. The name can contain up to ten characters. Line 1/Line 2/Line 3/Line 4/Line 5 . The five data lines allow you to break up the displayed information so that it is not cluttered on one line and difficult to read.You are given five data lines with which to select the information from the database that you want to have displayed on the drawing. The information listed in the “Marker for TML Information” box shows all of the database information that you can have displayed for the TMLs. In order to display TML information. 3 or 4) that you want to edit by selecting the specific tab.Figure 12 .

etc. the number 5 would be represented as 5. Save the prototype in the UPIPE Support path. As a user. CAUTION: The blue and red text from the UltraPIPE prototype can be deleted. grid dimensions. When you have a drawing with a lot of information. 3. Hundredths . Select the option you want by clicking in the circle beside the option. 2.A simple Horizontal aspect prototype intended for piping drawings. Modify the prototype by adjusting the limits. DO NOT change the text strings on the associated layers. KBPROTOV . Cancel Button . open one of the existing UltraPIPE prototypes directly through AutoCAD® The UltraPIPE prototypes are saved in the UPIPE Support folder. This prototype has 300 by 200 inch limits with the isometric snap inactivated. To design a new prototype.A simple Vertical aspect prototype intended for piping drawings.Select this button to save the changes that you have made to any of the markers. and additional text can be saved with your new prototype. This prototype has 8 ½ by 11 inch limits with isometric snap activated. company logos. OK Button . you may design any prototype to suit existing drawing styles. For example. This prototype has 11 by 8 1/2 inch limits with isometric snap activated. This prototype has 300 by 200 inch limits with the isometric snap inactivated. “TITLE” and New borders. but if they exist.Select this button to exit the window without saving any marker changes. Select the format that you by clicking in the circle beside the option. KBVESH – A Horizontal aspect prototype intended for vessel drawings. 12-19 . You can select the option “Update Minimum TML” so that only the minimum readings per location are updated as opposed to all readings (“Update All TMLs” option).000 in long form and as 5 in short form.These fields give you the ability to save space on a drawing that contains a lot of information.These fields allow you to represent numbers either in short or long form. KBVESV – A Vertical aspect prototype intended for vessel drawings. KBPROTOH . using the short option can help make the drawing more readable. Drawing Prototypes for AutoCAD® A prototype is an AutoCAD® drawings file whose settings are used as a basis for new drawings. UltraPIPE is shipped with three prototypes: 1.Line 3 <L> Numeric Data Format . snap setting. 4.

and 2000. The dialog may vary slightly for versions R12. Subsequent sessions in AutoCAD® will automatically open the UltraPIPE menu.12 will be displayed.11 will be displayed. If you cannot see the menu. You can verify the location of the Support folder by viewing the Support Path in the Paths tab of the Edit Current Setting window. 12-20 . 1. R13.mnu)”. At the AutoCAD® Command Prompt (“command:”).UltraPIPE Menu for AutoCAD® Loading the UltraPIPE Pull-Down Menu Once an AutoCAD® drawing has been opened through UltraPIPE. The window shown in Figure 12 . next to “Help”) or as a side-screen menu. The window shown in Figure 12 .11 depicts AutoCAD® R14. 2.11 Select Menu File Window AutoCAD® will most likely be looking in the AutoCAD\Support folder. Refer to Chapter 4 – Adjusting Your Session Settings for more information. you should be able to see the UltraPIPE Custom Menu in the Toolbar (to the right. The example shown in Figure 12 . Use the Browse button to view the contents of the UltraPIPE Support folder. Change the “Files of type:” input line to read “Menu Template (*. Figure 12 . follow these steps to load the menu: Note: The UltraPIPE Custom Menu MUST be loaded the first time you want to access it in AutoCAD®. type MENU and select Enter.

select Yes again. follow these steps: For AutoCAD® R12 and R13 users: 12-21 .MNU and select Open. you may wish to maintain a backup of your existing menu files. DO NOT select any of the other menu files – regardless of which version of AutoCAD you are running. Select Yes to this message. Figure 12 .Figure 12 .13 may be displayed. KBPIPE. A warning as shown in Figure 12 . The side-screen menu would be located on the right-hand side of your AutoCAD® window.12 Select Menu File Window Select the file KBPIPE. If you do not see the UltraPIPE menu on the right-hand side on your AutoCAD® window and would like have it displayed there. NOTE: If you have customized your toolbar. you may want to access the UltraPIPE features through a “point and click” menu rather than a pull-down menu. AutoCAD® will load the menu file and you should now see the UltraPIPE Custom Menu offered as an option in the Toolbar.MNU is necessary for proper functionality.13 AutoCAD® Warning Message Window Loading the UltraPIPE Side-Screen Menu Depending on your preference. If so. A second similar warning message may appear.

place a check in the checkbox labeled “Screen Menu”.Displays the PIPE+ Edit Sub-Menu for generating or modifying drawings.UltraPIPE . ACAD. In the Display tab. Select OK. In the pull-down menu. UltraPIPE Custom Menu Options The following menu options are available through the UltraPIPE Custom Menu: EDIT DWG . 2.PIPE+ .1. go to Tools and select Preferences. place a check in the checkbox labeled “Display Screen Menu”. place a check in the checkbox labeled “Display AutoCAD® screen menu in drawing window”. Select OK.Saves the drawing to disk and exits.Plots the drawing to a configured printer/plotter. In the pull-down menu. This menu is available as a right-hand text menu or a pull-down menu from the AutoCAD® main menu bar under the UltraPIPE option. PLOT DWG . You should now see the UltraPIPE menu located on the right-hand side of the AutoCAD® window. You should now see the UltraPIPE menu located on the right-hand side of the AutoCAD® window. 2.Displays a new Edit Sub-Menu for generating or modifying drawings.Generates ACAD menu in right-hand column. SAVE/END . go to Tools and select Preferences. In the System tab. For AutoCAD® R14 users: 1.MNU . In the pull-down menu. The new UltraPIPE Menu provides superior capability with many additional symbols and automatic trimming and connectors on all 12-22 . go to Tools and select Preferences. The PIPE+ Menu is provided to allow previous users of PIPE+ to continue drawings in UltraPIPE consistent with older drawings. QUIT . UltraPIPE and PIPE+ Menus Both the PIPE+ and UltraPIPE Edit sub-menus address the task of simplifying the generation of a drawing. EDIT DWG . 2.Exits the drawing with option to lose changes. You should now see the UltraPIPE menu located on the right-hand side of the AutoCAD® window. This is the same menu that PIPE+ users are familiar with and is provided so that those users can continue to use the PIPE+ drawing options for their existing drawings. Select OK. In the Display tab. For AutoCAD® 2000 users: 1.

Removes an Group-Eq/Circ ID from the drawing .Allows you to draw a piping structure. DrawPipe . Delete Equip . or right) when the isometric snap style is in effect. Update Equip . numbers and the dash (-) symbol. Eq/Circ . This command should be used to rename layers after Eq/Circ IDs have been renamed in the UltraPIPE master database.Allows you to create a memo area for notes. Layers . It 12-23 .Updates the drawing for the current Group-Eq/Circ ID layer.fittings and other symbols. Eq/Circ ID and the specific function name. If the setting “Use Area Names in Drawings” has been turned on (on System Constants Setting Selections window).Allows sub-layers for each Area-Eq/Circ ID to be turned on/off for all Area-Eq/Circ IDs or the currently selected Area-Eq/Circ ID. Update All . This can be invoked by typing “EQUIP” on the command line. The function layers are explained below. The user must type the name of the required Group-Eq/Circ ID on the lower left command line. left. This can be invoked by typing “UPDATE” on the command line.Allows any existing Group-Eq/Circ ID to be removed or placed on the drawing display using the layering features of AutoCAD®. The best way to learn the menus is to generate a practice drawing and place all the symbols. This can be invoked by typing “UPDATEALL” on the command line. The Axis and Plane can be selected from the slide. This is the default for drawings with multiple Eq/Circ IDs. Rename Equip . the layer is named by combining the Area Name.including the layers. be sure to use only letters. Most are supported with dialogs and slides.Allows you to select the current drawing plane (top. This can be invoked by typing “DELETE” on the command line.ON/OFF/All On .Allows the renaming of a layer representing an Group-Eq/Circ ID.Allows you to change to an existing Group-Eq/Circ ID layer or make a new Group-Eq/Circ ID layer (along with all supporting sub-layers). NOTE: If you are creating a new layer manually in ACAD.Automatically updates the drawing for all Group-Eq/Circ IDs.Provides options to: Change Equip . Equip . Reference Appendix C for sample drawings and available symbols. A layer is named by combining the Eq/Circ ID and the specific function name. EDIT DWG UltraPIPE Menu The EDIT DWG UltraPIPE Sub-Menu contains the following options: Isoplane . This change does not effect the Group-Eq/Circ ID name in any of the UltraPIPE database files. RevCloud .

is important NOT to change this setting once a drawing has been created. the layers will not be found.Area-Eq/Circ ID/From-To Drawing Number and Drawing Description. HELPFUL HINT… Do not change the “Use Group Name in Drawings” setting once a drawing has been created. Contains Eq/Circ ID marker information. Retirement and Inspection Due Dates. 3. Contains localized corrosion on piping markers. 3. 4 and 5.use the -TEXT layer. -INFO -TEXT -EXT -VAINF 12-24 . Contains TML Markers for lines 2. Otherwise. Contains text associated with the Eq/Circ ID. 4 and 5. Contains associated marker information that is contained on lines 2. 3. Caution TMLs are displayed in red and are underlined. TITLE . Contains caution TML information. 4 and 5. NOTE: It is important to understand the “Layer” command in AutoCAD to take full advantage of the “Block” drawing concept. Functional sub-layers supporting each Area-Eq/Circ ID on the drawing include: -PIPE -DATA -EXINF -EQMRK -HIGH The sketch of the Eq/Circ ID. This layer always contains information on line 1. Do NOT place command line text on these layers . These layers are updated when the drawing is displayed and a result any command line text is lost. NOTE: These general layers and the associated text are the minimum requirements for a compatible “prototype” drawing. General Layers for ALL drawings include: CIRCUIT-INFO . This includes Eq/Circ ID name. Contains Valve TML Markers for lines 2. Contains the initial TML markers. The best method to learn about the various layers is to create a sample drawing and work with them.Inspection Due Date and Retirement Date. This layer is useful to pinpoint problem areas.

Scales the TML markers with text size representing the height of the text in inches.Access to the vessel sub-menu for generating vessels. Valve TML markers for updating. axes and planes. Valves .Provides selection for the following: DText IsoText North Arrow PipeElev EQMarker TML(s) External Valve Pt LDAR Pt Balloon Marker Size TML Renum Standard text. Vessels . LDAR TML markers for updating. The prototypes shipped with UltraPIPE are 8 ½ x 11. Fittings . You want to create a new prototype drawing that allows you to draw vessel shells full-size. External TMLs.Allows you to change to an existing Area-Eq/Circ ID layer or make a new Area-Eq/Circ ID layer (along with all supporting sub-layers). Text .Provides pre-drawn valves for piping to selected directions. Symbols .Provides options to: Change Equip . axes and planes. EDIT DWG PIPE+ Menu The EDIT DWG PIPE+ Sub-Menu contains the following options: Eq/Circ .Provides pre-drawn symbols for piping to selected direction. The user must type 12-25 . Corrosion Monitoring TML markers for updating.-VALVE Valve TML markers. Eq/Circ ID markers for updating. Corrosion Monitoring TML markers for updating. The vessel symbols are drawn full-size. Allows you to control text placement with respect to isoplane settings.Provides pre-drawn fittings for piping. Markers for any purpose which do not get updated and are on text layer. Allows you to specify the elevation of the pipe. Renumbers selected TMLs.

If the setting “Use Area Names in Drawings” has been turned on (on System Constants Setting Selections window). The function layers are explained below.Inspection Due Date and Retirement Date.ON/OFF/All On .Removes an Area-Eq/Circ ID from the drawing .Allows sub-layers for each Area-Eq/Circ ID to be turned on/off for all Area Eq/Circ IDs or the currently selected Area-Eq/Circ ID. Delete Equip . It is important NOT to change this setting once a drawing has been created.Automatically updates the drawing for all Area-Eq/Circ IDs.the name of the required Area-Eq/Circ ID on the lower left command line. Update Equip . Equip . This can be invoked by typing “EQUIP” on the command line. the layers will not be found. This can be invoked by typing “DELETE” on the command line. the layer is named by combining the Area Name. Update All . numbers and the dash (-) symbol. This can be invoked by typing “UPDATE” on the command line. NOTE: These general layers and the associated text are the minimum requirements for a compatible “prototype” drawing. TITLE . Layers . NOTE: If you are creating a new layer manually in ACAD.Allows any existing Area-Eq/Circ ID to be removed or placed on the drawing display using the layering features of AutoCAD®. Eq/Circ ID and the specific function name. This change does not effect the Area-Eq/Circ ID name in any of the UltraPIPE database files.Allows the renaming of a layer representing an Area-Eq/Circ ID. This can be invoked by typing “UPDATEALL” on the command line.including the layers. be sure to use only letters. NOTE: It is important to understand the “Layer” command in AutoCAD to take full advantage of the “Block” drawing concept. A layer is named by combining the Eq/Circ ID and the specific function name.Area-Eq/Circ ID/From-To Drawing Number and Drawing Description. HELPFUL HINT… Do not change the “Use Area Name in Drawings” setting once a drawing has been created. Rename Equip . 12-26 . This is the default for drawings with multiple Eq/Circ Ids. General Layers for ALL drawing include: CIRCUIT-INFO . Otherwise. The best method to learn about the various layers is to create a sample drawing and work with them.Updates the drawing for the current Area-Eq/Circ ID layer.

Contains Eq/Circ ID marker information. Do NOT place command line text on these layers . Contains the initial TML markers.Provides selection for the following: DText Pipe Sup North Arrow L North Arrow R EQMarker TML(s) External Valve Pt LDAR Pt Standard text. Contains Valve TML Markers for lines 2.Functional sub-layers supporting each Area-Eq/Circ ID on the drawing include: -PIPE -DATA -EXINF -EQMRK -HIGH The sketch of the Eq/Circ ID. 3. -INFO -TEXT -EXT -VAINF -VALVE Text . Contains localized corrosion on piping markers. 4 and 5. 3. Valve TML markers for updating. Retirement and Inspection Due Dates. Valve TML markers. 4 and 5. This layer is useful to pinpoint problem areas. Corrosion Monitoring TML markers for updating. Contains text associated with the Eq/Circ ID. LDAR TML markers for updating. External TMLs. Numbered pipe supports. 4 and 5. 12-27 . These layers are updated when the drawing is displayed and a result any command line text is lost. Eq/Circ ID markers for updating. 3. Contains associated marker information that is contained on lines 2. Contains caution TML information. Contains TML Markers for lines 2. Caution TMLs are displayed in red and are underlined. This layer always contains information on line 1. Corrosion Monitoring TML markers for updating. Corrosion Monitoring TML markers for updating. This includes Eq/Circ ID name.use the -TEXT layer.

4. Remember to reference the AutoCAD® text screen showing the most recent commands using the “F1” key or “Text Window” display. 6. The prototypes shipped with UltraPIPE are 8 ½ x 11. Valves .LSP loaded) and after the drawing is regenerated. This drawing is attached to all new drawings. 3.Balloon Marker Size TML Renum Markers for any purpose which do not get updated and are on text layer.DWG file contains all blocks for piping isometric pre-drawn components and some vessel components.Access to the vessel sub-menu for generating vessels.Provides pre-drawn symbols for piping to selected direction. 2. After a drawing is complete. Renumbers selected TMLs. The AutoCAD® Menu may be switched with the KBPIPE Menu using the Menu Command for cursor selection of all available commands.Provides pre-drawn valves for piping to selected directions. This command removes selected blocks from drawings. Select <B> for blocks and answer <Y> to all blocks. This will prevent the UltraPIPE Menu from washing out when using AutoCAD® Commands. the file size of the drawing can be decreased to save disk storage using the PURGE Command (Block/All Option). The vessel symbols are drawn full-size. type PURGE. Pipe . be sure to set MENUCTL=0 at the Command Line when you enter a drawing. Be sure that the current Area-Eq/Circ ID layer is correct before any drawing edit using AutoCAD® commands or other menus is completed. Following are a few AutoCAD® rules to remember: 1.Line command on proper layer. The KBSYMBOLS. 12-28 . Flow Symbols . Vessels . Assign text size during the TEXT command. You want to create a new prototype drawing that allows you to draw vessel shells full-size. If the “STYLE” command is used to create a required text. This procedure may have to be repeated a second time. axes and planes. Scales the TML markers with text size representing the height of the text in inches. 5.Provides flow direction and selection for flow arrows and check valves. Symbols . A fixed text size will cause the KBPIPE menu for TMLs and Balloons to input a “0” number. do NOT assign text size at this time. For AutoCAD® R12/13. axes and planes. After SAVE/END re-enter ACAD with option 2 (without the KBUPDATE. Most AutoCAD® commands are available through the “pull-down” menus at the top of the monitor while the KBPIPE Menu is available on the right side of the drawing.

the drawing is automatically written back to disk and you are placed back into UltraPIPE.7. When you end AutoCAD®. The inch “ character in any update information will cause an ‘invalid dotted pair’ error during update. Replace the “ character with an I for Inch. 12-29 .