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Read this First . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:1
Scope of this Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:1
Intended Audience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:1 Assumptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:1

Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:1 How the Guide is Organised . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:1

PARAGON GUI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:1
Application Modes within PARAGON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:3
Multi Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:4

General Application Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:1
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:1
3:1 3:2 3:4 3:5 3:5 3:6 View Plotfile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advanced Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Specification List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Command Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toggle Catalogue Explorer Visibility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Query

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Attributes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:7 Query Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:8 User Status. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:9 Query Data Access Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:10

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DB Changes/Listing/Differences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:11

Settings

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3:16 3:17 3:19 3:20 3:21 3:21 3:22 3:24 3:24 3:24 3:25 3:27 3:27 3:29 3:31 3:33 3:33 3:34 3:39 3:39 3:39 3:40 3:42 3:43 3:43 3:44 3:50

System Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Graphics Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Naming Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Storage Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Model Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Set Comparison Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drawing Representation Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Generic Type Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reset Window Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Explorer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Utilities

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Checker ............................................................. Autonaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lists/Collections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Multiwrite Claimlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Extract Data Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DB Listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Running a Report from a Saved Template. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Report Template . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating, Modifying and Deleting Report Templates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Modify Report Template . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quick Reports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Surface Treatment Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Surface Treatment Standard Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Surface Treatment Selection Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Import Data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Catalogue Copy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AVEVA Instrumentation Data Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Create Modify

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3:51 3:52 3:52 3:53 3:54 3:55

Copy Element. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:51 Modify Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Modify Attributes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Global Attribute Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lock ............................................................. Include ............................................................. Reorder .............................................................

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describes the standard set of tools which provide the basis of the PARAGON user interface.3 How the Guide is Organised The guide is divided into chapters.1. A familiarity of common navigation practices within PDMS is recommended but not essential. 1. Working With PARAGON introduces the common tools available when working with Applications applications. 1.2 Assumptions This user guide assumes the reader has prior knowledge of the following: • • • How to launch PDMS Modules and logging in Basic Microsoft Windows navigation Concepts of Databases within PDMS 1. The PARAGON GUI provides a set of intuitive forms and menus allowing complete administration of the Catalogue and Properties databases in PDMS.1. reference is made to elements which may be created or modified as a result of using a particular form.1 Intended Audience The type of user likely to access PARAGON is a system administrator. For a fuller explanation of the structure of database elements use this guide in tandem with the Catalogues and Specifications Reference Manual. as follows: PARAGON GUI General Application Tools introduces the basic layout of the PARAGON GUI.2 Conventions Where relevant.0 .Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Read this First 1 1. As a result this manual is intended primarily for more experienced PDMS users.1 Read this First Scope of this Guide This User Guide describes the PARAGON graphical user interface (GUI). 1. This user guide makes reference to other administrative documentation. 1:1 12. This guide will specify the element effected but will not explain in full the placement of that element within the database hierarchy.

covers the added tools available when working specifically within the Pipework application The sections of the user guide closely follow the order in which the forms appear in the PARAGON GUI. 1:2 12. In most cases this order mimics the order that elements are created in the underlying Catalogue database.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Read this First Additional Pipework Tools Additional Steelwork Tools Spec Generator Specific Tools Additional Equipment Tools covers the added tools available when working specifically within the Pipework application. covers the added tools available when working specifically within the Steelwork application. covers the added tools available when working specifically within the Spec Generator application.0 .

Once PARAGON has launched the following layout will be displayed: 2:1 12. For further details of launching modules refer to Getting Started with PDMS.0 .Catalogues and Specifications User Guide PARAGON GUI 2 PARAGON GUI Select PARAGON from the Login Screen and input the appropriate credentials in the Username and Password fields. Select an appropriate MDB from those available within the project.

PARAGON provides a series of pull-down options each containing a set of tools and utilities allowing complete control over the Catalogue and Properties databases.NET windows and forms such as docking refer to Getting Started with PDMS. Click the small down arrow to view a history of elements which have been previously selected Back Forward The main work area of PARAGON includes a Catalogue Explorer which is central to navigation of the Catalogue and Properties databases. The toolbar can be customised. Click the small down arrow to view a history of elements which have been previously selected. Save Work Create/Modify Allows the creation of lists (such as claim lists List etc).Catalogues and Specifications User Guide PARAGON GUI The PARAGON interface makes use of the Microsoft . Used in conjunction with the Back button this allows you to move forward through elements selected in a PARAGON session. Refer to Lists/Collections. Status showing the currently selected element. Below the pull-down menus there is a toolbar containing a set of common menu short cuts. 2:2 12. Active List Delete CE CE Shortcut to allow selection of above lists. Delete the currently selected element within the Catalogue Explorer.0 . By default the Toolbar contains the following short cuts: Get Work Refresh the view of all READ or Multiwrite databases to pick up any changes that others may have made since you first opened them. Allows you to save any changes made to the PARAGON databases during the current session. Click the down arrow to view a history of elements which have been previously selected Allows you to move to the previously selected element. details of which can be found in Getting Started with PDMS. For a full and detailed explanation of facilities available when using .NET windows and forms technology.

To the right of the Catalogue Explorer the work area is unpopulated. When working within an application such as Pipework or Steelwork.1 Application Modes within PARAGON To facilitate working within the PARAGON GUI certain pull-down options will become available to the user depending on what Application is active. 2.0 . 2:3 12.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide PARAGON GUI For a full explanation of the Catalogue Explorer and common PDMS user interface refer to Getting Started with PDMS. Applications are selected via the PARAGON pull-down from the main task bar. however this work space provides the user with the ability to dock and view various status windows simultaneously (opened through activities discussed later in this user guide). the PARAGON GUI uses multi purpose forms. For example it is possible create either a Pipework or Steelwork Specification from the same form by selecting the desired Purpose. The available application selections are: • • • • • • General Pipework Steelwork Spec Generator Electrical Equipment The General selection contains common toolsets which are available throughout PARAGON. Selecting any other option will expand on the available toolsets providing access to features specific to that application.

For details of storage areas refer to Storage Areas. Many common forms allow elements to be added to a Defined Storage Area. To make it easier to read this user guide and to avoid repetition. 2. In most cases it is possible to discard an action by clicking Cancel. these are as follows: • • • • • • STL PIPE BRAN REDU HVAC EQUI Depending on the application currently selected in PARAGON (as previously discussed) a default selection will be made. However it is possible to change the Purpose to another value. In most cases the same underlying layout is provided through forms which Create elements and forms which Modify elements. This is because the layout is the same and only the data populating them is likely to be different. select the tickbox to do so. This greatly simplifies the GUI. many forms provide similar functionality through the Create and Modify pull-down options. only the Create versions of a form is documented in full if there is an equivalent Modify form. 2:4 12.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide PARAGON GUI In the above figure the Create Specification World form has the Purpose set to PIPE which would create an SPWL element in the Catalogue database with its Purpose attribute set to PIPE.1 Multi Function In addition to the multi purpose forms.1.0 . for example PIPE will be selected by default when in the PARAGON Pipework application.

Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools 3 General Application Tools The general application within PARAGON provides a standard set of tools. the following though are commonly available throughout. 3. 3:1 12.1.1 Display The following section details the functionality available below the Display option in the main window pull-down. To open the View Plot file form select Display > Plot View from the main window pull-down. To switch to General application select PARAGON > General from the main window pulldown. 3.0 . Additional options specific to application are discussed later in this manual.1 View Plotfile PARAGON contains a Plot File viewer which can be used to visualise certain specification requirements.

0 .2 Members The Members form is a useful navigation aid. Use the scroll wheel of the mouse to zoom in or out. The form will display the currently selected element in the Catalogue Explorer along with any elements which are a member of that selection. To open the Members form select Display > Members from the main window pull-down. 3. The following selections can be made under the Control pull-down: Reset Background Colour Close Reset the viewer layout (after zoom) Provides a palette allowing the background of the viewer to be changed.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools Open a plot file (. 3:2 12. Close the Plotfile viewer window.plt) by specifying the full path and filename in the filename field or click the Browse button to open a standard window file browser dialog.1.

type the name in the text box immediately below the form's menu bar and press Enter.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools Clicking on an element in the members form will have the result of navigating in the Catalogue Explorer to that selection. . . if you have the following hierarchy: ZONE1 EQUIP1 EQUIP2 . selecting the right arrow will move to EQUIP2. You can enter a full name.0 . For example. . The Goto pull-down provides the following added functionality: Owner First Last First member Last member Old CE Reference Navigate to the owner of the CE Go to the first sub elements of the owning element Go to the last sub element of the owning element Go to the first sub element of the CE Go to the last sub element of the CE Navigate to the element that was selected before the members form was used Open a references window allowing you to view references to other elements that the CE makes 3:3 12. To navigate directly to a named element. . for example: zone 2 of site /TESTSITE The arrow controls let you move across the database hierarchy at the level of the current element. CYLI1 DISH1 DISH2 . and EQUIP1 is the current element. in turn making it the currently selected element.

This allows you to store a list of frequently accessed elements and provides a means of fast navigation of regularly accessed items. To remove all elements from the Memory list.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools The Control pull-down menu of the Members form has the following options: Advanced Resize Open the Advanced Members form which lets you store a list of elements which you access frequently Resize the Members list Show Extract Claims Display extract claims relating to specific elements. 3:4 12. select Control > Standard. simply open the Advanced Members form and click on the entry. click the Clear button.0 .3 Advanced Members The Advanced Members form is the same in layout and functionality as the standard Members form with the addition of a Memory scrollable list at the bottom of the form. then click the Add button. select the element in the Members list. The element will appear in the Memory list at the bottom of the form. using the Extract Claim List form Close Will close the Members form 3. To return to the standard Members list. To remove an element from the Memory list.1. To store the name of a given element. To open the Advanced Members form select Display > Advanced Members from the main window pull-down. Note: The Memory list will be emptied when you leave PARAGON. To access the element later in the PARAGON session quick. select the element in the Memory list and click the Remove button.

If you cannot find the specification you want. The Spec World Types pull-down lets you filter the form to specification relevant to a specific design application (Piping. Click Dismiss to close the Specification List form. so it will only work correctly if these have been set.5 Command Window PARAGON provides a command line interface as well as a GUI. 3:5 12.4 Specification List The Specification List form allows you to review the currently configured Specifications within the catalogue database. in this case though the members are filtered to only display Specifications.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools 3. 3. The options are as follows: • • • • • • • All Piping Heating & Ventilation Cable Trays Hanger & Support Equipment Structural Steel All applicable Spec World elements will be shown in the Spec Worlds list. Select a specification in the list to make it the current selection in the Catalogue Explorer. To open the Specifications List form select Display > Specifications from the main window pull-down. The Specification forms behaviour is much like the Members form. Note: This facility reads the Purpose attributes of the Specification Worlds to find the required elements.1.). Select a Spec World to list all of the specifications which are members of that world. Structural Steel.1. try using the All setting. etc. categorised in such a way as to simplify navigation.0 .

Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools To open the Command Window select Display > Command Line from the main window pull-down.0 .2 Query The following section details the functionality available below the Query option in the main window pull-down 3:6 12. 3. For details of command line syntax refer to the Catalogues and Specifications Reference Manual. 3. Select again to toggle visibility.6 Toggle Catalogue Explorer Visibility The Catalogue Explorer visibility can be toggled by selecting Display > Catalogue Explorer from the main window pull-down.1.

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The Attributes form lets you view the attribute values of an element. To open the Attributes form select Query > Attributes from the main window pull-down.

The Attributes form lists all attributes of a selected element in a grid. Right click on an entry to display a list of addition information about the attributes of the element. Making a selection will toggle an additional column to be added to the grid displaying the desired information. The possible selections are as follows: Attribute Description Data Type Sort by Attribute Wrt World Display the attribute name A description of the purpose of the attribute The type of attribute such as STRING, REAL, BOOLEAN Alphabetically sort the grid by attribute name Display world element

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Display referenced P-Point set Filter and display only Pseudo attributes.

If the Track current element check box is selected, the listed attributes will be updated as different elements are selected in the Members List.

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The Query Project form allows an administrator to quickly retrieve information about the setup and configuration of a project. This can be useful when using PARAGON to create new project catalogues. To open the Query Project form select Query > Project from the main window pull-down.

The form is divided into the following tabs: Users Teams DBs MDBs Stamps Lists all users set up within a project Lists the projects teams and the users assigned to them. Lists all databases setup within a project. Lists all Multiple Databases set up in a project Lists all project stamps.

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The User Status form displays a summary of the currently logged in user. To open the Query Status form select Query > User Status from the main window pulldown.

The following information is displayed: Real Name User Login ID MDB Selected Module PDMS ID Host name Date/Time in The windows user name The PDMS user name Windows login alias Currently selected project MDB Current running software module (PARAGON) ID of the process in which PDMS is running The COMPUTERNAME, set when Windows is installed. Time of the current session login

The above information is displayed on the right-hand side of the window, each item may be selected individually from the List by pull-down. The DBs Mode Status list contains a list of the Databases in the current MDB (if there is one). The Mode of the Database shows the access rights of the user selected. The Status of the Database shows the way the User is actually accessing the Database. Input is not allowed through this form and the data is displayed for information purposes only. Click Dismiss to close the User Status form.

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The Query Data Access Control form lets the user view the access rights of users set up in a project. To open the Query Data Access Control form select Query > Data Access Control from the main window pull-down.

At the top of the form, a message will be displayed indicating whether or not Data Access Control is Active or Inactive. The form is divided into two tabs: The User Rights tab displays the Data Access Controls that apply to the current user. The tab displays the ACRs that apply to the current user, and the Roles and Scopes that define each ACR. The Element Access tab is used to view which attributes of an element a user has access to, and the DAC restrictions on operations that the user can carry out on the element. Where restrictions apply, the appropriate error message is listed alongside the attribute or operation. On entry, the name of the current element is automatically displayed in the text field at the top of the form.

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along with the level of access the user has to each of the selected element's attributes. These forms use a common layout. press the CE button. This form is for information only: Data Access Control can only be switched on and off and changed in the ADMIN module.0 .Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools Attribute names are displayed in the top list.2.5 DB Changes/Listing/Differences A set of three forms allow the user to query and output aspects of the database for example to report changes since a certain date. or make the element the current element. When the required element is entered or selected. The DB Differences form does not have a pull-down shortcut on the main window. 3:11 12. To open the DB Changes form select Query > DB Changes from the main window pulldown. 3. either type the name of this element in the text field. To open the DB Listing form select Utilities > DB Listing from the main window pull-down. To view the data access restrictions for another element. but can be accessed via the Control pull-down in either the DB Listing or DB Changes form. Operations are displayed in the bottom list. along with the restrictions that are applied to the user when carrying out these operations on the selected element. Click Dismiss to close the form.

This outputs a listing of the specified parts of the database. DB Differences 3:12 12.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools Control Options The menu options under Control are as follows: Clear Output DB Listing DB Changes Clears the Command Output form used when Destination is set to Screen. with the old and new elements and attributes changed or added since the given time or session.0 . This outputs a listing of the changes to the specified parts of the database as a macro which can be run later to return the database to the state it was in at the given time or session. This outputs a listing of the specified parts of the database in its current state. You can edit the macro file so that only the required elements are changed.

Lists are created using the Lists/Collections form. the Elements in the list or All elements in the graphical views. adds or removes the members of CE. elements are not automatically added to the Drawlist. Allows you to add or remove elements by graphical picking using event driven graphics. Add/Remove Menus The menu options under Add and Remove are used to populate the Elements list. The following are common to the Add and Remove: CE CE Members Pick List adds or removes the current element. Only elements already in the Drawlist will be highlighted. If off. removes all items selected in the Elements list. Only active in DESIGN. 3:13 12. The Remove option is only active when there are elements in the Elements list. When you press the Apply button. Unhighlight Removes the highlight from the CE only. in all the graphical views. the colour picked will be used to highlight any elements that have changed. but not CE. the contents of the Elements list will be highlighted in that colour. This option controls the style of the output information. This option will be Changes or Differences according to the form mode. It is not available at all in DB Listing mode. adds or removes all elements in the selected lists. removes all elements from the Elements list.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools Output > Options Output > Backtrack Mode Displays an Output Options form allowing control over specific information to be output in a query. If on. When a colour is picked. Is only active in DB Changes mode. then the output can be run as a macro which will return the database to the state it was in at the given time or session. Highlight > Changes/ Differences Query Options A Query is always output to the screen. then the output is a report on the changes made since the time or session.0 . If the Destination is set to File then output will be made to the specified file as well as screen. This option shows a Colour Selection form. The Remove option has the following items which are not present in the Add option: All Selected Colour Options The menu options under Colour are as follows: Highlight > Elements Shows a Colour Selection form.

This outputs the name of the user who has the current element claimed out for modification. Both Query > CE and Query > Elements have the following sub options: Session Will output: • • • Last Modified Element name DB name Last saved session number and the date. DB name. Element name DB name The session that each element or any of the hierarchy below it was last modified. Multiwrite ) and the claim mode (implicit. Select Overwrite or Append if the file exists. This outputs the name.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools A file output will contain comment lines. enter a valid path and filename.so it can be run as a PDMS macro at a later stage. You will be asked to confirm the query for top-level elements. The options under Query on the menu are as follows: Clock CE and Elements outputs current Time and Date The options under CE output information about the current element. If Screen has been selected. 3:14 12. History This is similar to the Last Modified Query. the date of the modification and the modifying user. and so you will be asked to confirm that you really wish to do this operation. the DB access mode (RW. the result will be output to a standard Command Window when you click Apply. and the options under Elements output information about all the elements in the Elements list on the form. or other top-level element.0 . Claimed by DB Name/Mode Form Input Destination You can send the output of queries to a File or Screen. R. Select New File to create a new file to output the result to. explicit). but gives the information for every session in which the element was been created or modified. which start with -. This is Unset if no user has the element claimed. user and description (session comment) for that session. If you select File. Note: Querying extremely long Element lists can take a long time. Will output: • • • Note: This operation could be a time consuming operation if the CE is a DB world element or a large site.

0 . Stamp Reports on the changes since the Stamp selected from the Since Stamp list at the bottom of the form. Listing or Difference). The options on the next drop-down list are: Only Latest compares the current database with the selected extract ancestor database compares the database with the latest version of the selected extract ancestor database Extract 3:15 12. see Changes Since Stamp. 9 Feb 1998 or 30 Aug 97 Session Will report on changes since the given session number. and also display the correct Session User. Click More to open a window that shows the Database Name. Clicking on any element in this list will navigate to that element in the Catalogue Explorer.g. Reason for session (such as a savework). Elements The Elements part of the form lists elements that will be reported on when Apply is clicked. see Changes Since Extract. In DB Changes and DB Differences modes. You can type in the session number. Will report on changes since a given time and date. e. The date format is DD MMM YYYY. you can select the following radio buttons: Savework TimeDate Will report on changes since the last Savework. Remember that each DB has its own sessions. with the Master at the top of the list.g. The time format is specified as HH:MM on a 24 hour clock. Changes Since Extract The first drop-down list in the Extract frame shows all the databases in the extract hierarchy above the current extract. Note: TimeDate and Session are related. Input a session number or use the plus and minus (+/-) buttons to increment the session number. The current DB is shown by Database Name at the bottom of the frame. is only active when the current element is in an extract database. e. The active field in the Changes Since pane depend on the form mode (Changes. or change it using the + and buttons. 16:15. When you choose this option. the options in the Since Extract frame will become active. changing one will affect the other settings. the Session No (the session number) and any Comments associated with the Session.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools Browse displays a file browser allowing a previously created output file to be used as the destination. None of the controls are active in DB Listing mode.

3. 3. Apply is only active when there are elements in the Elements list.1 System Settings The System Settings form allows basic configuration of the way the PARAGON GUI behaves. Function or Description.0 . To open the System Settings form select Settings > System from the main window pulldown. If switched on. This option is useful after a Getwork to see the changes that other users have made.3. Date. The Dismiss button dismisses the form and clears the Elements list. the changed elements will be highlighted in all the 3D graphics views in the colour specified by Colour > Changes.3 Settings The following section details the functionality available below the Settings option in the main window pull-down. Highlight Changes This Highlight Changes button is only active when the form is in DB Changes or DB Differences mode with a DESIGN database selected. Select the Display pull-down to list Stamps by.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools Session Date compares the database with the selected ancestor extract since session nn of that extract compares the database with the selected ancestor extract since the given date in a session of the ancestor extract Changes Since Stamp The Since Stamp part of the form is only available if the Stamp radio button has been selected (see above). 3:16 12. Name.

3:17 12.0 . Toggles the appearance of the main toolbar in the user interface Toggles large or standard sized icons in the user interface Toggles the docking of windows in the user interface 3. To open the Graphics Settings form directly at the Representation tab select Settings > Graphics > Representation from the main window pull-down. To open the Graphics Settings form directly to the Colour tab select Settings > Graphics > Colour from the main window pull-down.3.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools Toggle the following check boxes to active or de-active the following behaviours: Beep On Error Show Main Toolbar Large icons Click window to raise When an error is generated in PARAGON the PC speaker will make an audible beep. Representation Tab The Representation tab of the Graphics Settings form lets you set some of the general and piping representation parameters and presents control buttons allowing you to display further forms for specifying the representations of more specific parameters.2 Graphics Settings The Graphics Settings form lets you define the different colours that are used to display the current element. the active element and other visible elements. The Graphics Settings form is opened via the following routes: Colour Tab The Colour tab of the Graphics Settings form lets you set the colours that are used within the plotfiles and 3D views to indicate different elements of the design.

0 . Structural steel profiles can be represented by a single Centreline or by a 2D outline. This form allows the user to change these settings as well as other common display settings for Steelwork. Note: The Steelwork and Plines & Ppoints tabs do not have a shortcut on the main window pull-down. Plines and Ppoints are represented by selecting the Steelwork tab or the Plines & Ppoints tab. Plines and PPoints P-line representation for structural Profiles may be set to ON or OFF.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools It is also possible to alter the way Steelwork. In some cases. By default PLINES are not displayed. 3:18 12. Steelwork Tab The Steelwork tab allows you to change the way Steelwork elements are displayed. it helps to switch between the two representations to simplify an otherwise complicated view.

they are drawn as small arrows with a cross at the p-point position and with the arrow indicating the p-point direction. P-line identifiers.) may also be displayed. P-point representation may be set to ON or OFF.3 Naming Settings In order that all the Points and Geometry sets created in PARAGON are given a meaningful name Auto Naming should be active. as controlled by the PKEY option. the size of the arrow showing their direction is controlled by the Length option. as controlled by the NUMBERS option. etc. Type a valid Axes Height and select the OK button to save the value. BOS. NA. although p-points will be shown automatically as part of an identification operation. The size of the arrow is controlled by the Length option.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools When p-lines are on. 3. To open the Axes form select Settings > Graphics > Axes Height from the main window pull-down. P-point Numbers may also be displayed. Axes The Axes form allows you to set the Axes height for the current element. When p-points are on. To open the Naming Settings form select Settings > Naming from the main window pulldown. in the form of the settings of their PKEY attributes (TOS. The default PPOINTS are OFF.3. 3:19 12.0 .

To change to the Current Element select the CE button. To open the Storage Areas form select Settings > Storage Areas from the main window pull-down.pmldat 3. Select an individual field and type the required path. 3:20 12.3.0 .4 Storage Areas The Storage Areas form lets you define the paths where different types of information are to be stored when you select the Use Defined Storage Area tickbox on various forms (refer to Application Modes within PARAGON).Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools Auto Naming functionality is the same as that in the DESIGN application. Naming rules are stored in the file: %pdmsdflts%\cat-nam.pmldat Element type rules are stored in the file: %pdmsdflts%\cat-element-rules.

• • 3. To open the Model Settings form select Settings > Model Parameters from the main window pull-down. enter a parameter number and its required default setting in the text-boxes below the list. Change any of the displayed settings as required. These have standard default settings.0 . Design data attributes have initial defaults that you can change. click the Default button.6 Set Comparison Date The Set Comparison Date form lets you set the Comparison Date to either an actual Time/ Date or to an existing Stamp. Use the option button at the top to choose the required parameter type. or set new parameters. parameters must have their defaults set for the appropriate type of component. To open the Set Comparison Date form select Settings > Comparison Date from the main window pull-down.5 Model Settings When you create a new component that uses design data attributes or parameters as part of its definition. default values must be applied immediately if the component is to be represented in a graphical view. The right-hand part of the form lets you set default values for any relevant types of parameter.3. To reset all standard defaults. Change existing settings. navigate to an element which has the parameter settings you want to use and select Use CE to copy these to the current list. then select Insert to transfer the new setting to the list. 3:21 12. in either of the following ways: • To set parameters individually. This sets all design data attributes to their standard settings and (CAUTION) clears all design parameter settings.3. The left-hand part of the form shows the current design data attribute defaults for piping components. To copy parameter settings from an existing catalogue or design item.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools 3. any current settings will be shown in the scrollable list.

Click Cancel to discard the changes. Set an appropriate Display mode to make it easier to find the Stamp that you want. plus a Time & Date option so that you can set the Comparison Date to an actual Time/Date. Display options control the order in which Stamps are displayed in the Stamps list. 3. sets the Time & Date to the current time and date. as displayed in a 3D graphical view depending on the following drawing representation settings: • • • • The range of drawing levels to be shown The obstruction level The centreline flag The tube flag To open the Drawing Representation Settings form select Settings > Representation Rules from the main window pull-down. specify a Comparison Date after clicking Time & Date in the Stamp list. shows a list of all the existing Stamps.7 Drawing Representation Settings The Drawing Representation Settings form lets a system administrator define the appearance of a component. Stamps Now Date Click OK to set the comparison date.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools Setting the Comparison Date enables you to produce reports or create expressions which use the Comparison Date.0 .3. 3:22 12. and the Stamp attributes that are shown.

while the upper part of the main form lets you edit the lists by adding.0 . Be sure to press Enter on the keyboard after each value is entered to commit that value.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools You can define representation types. Above the Data sub form select one of the following values to add a rule to the list: Insert After Insert Before Copy Replace Cut 3:23 12. Each representation type is defined by the following settings: • • • • • • A keyword A description A drawing level range An obstruction level The centreline flag The tube flag. The File entry near the top of the form shows where the current type set. Note: Each input field will initially appear yellow and change to white when populated. removing or modifying individual entries. is stored. as listed on the form. Users can then reference such a type to change the appearance of a displayed component. each corresponding to a given combination of these representation settings. A set of sub forms show all the representation types currently defined. Enter a value in each field pressing Enter on the keyboard after each value.

0 . 3. possible selections are as follows: Structural Profiles Structural Joints Structural Fittings The tabular data is delimited with a space. The main area of the form contains a tabular list of all Generic Types. this Gtype may be used as a filter to ensure that only items suitable for the desired function are made available. 3.3.8 Generic Type Definitions Structural Profiles. Use the Generic Type pull-down to select the overall class of catalogue. 3:24 12.3. When a user selects a catalogue item via a Specification.9 Reset Window Layout Reset the layout of open windows to a default position.3. By selecting Settings > Reset Windows Layout from the main window pull-down. Values can be changed by typing over an entry and clicking Apply to commit the change.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools For a detailed explanation of Drawing Representations refer to the Catalogues and Specifications Reference Manual. To open the General Type Definitions form select Settings > Generic Types from the main window pull-down. Joints and Fittings in the catalogue have a Generic Type (Gtype) attribute that is set to a World. 3.10 Explorer Settings The Explorer Settings form lets you set how the Catalogue Explorer will appear (see PARAGON GUI). Gtype word occupies the first four columns and the description begins in the sixth column.

3:25 12.1 Checker The Checker form lets you run a customised data check specific to your company or project requirements. Select the OK button to save the settings.0 . To open the Checker form select Utilities > Data Checker from the main window pull-down. Select the appropriate tree settings and the individual settings for DESIGN and DRAFT. 3.4. 3.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools To open the Explorer Settings form select Settings > Explorer from the main window pulldown.4 Utilities The following section details the functionality available below the Utilities option in the main window pull-down.

adds members of current element. Add/Remove Menus The following options let you edit the Check Items list. adds all elements listed as having failed a preceding check (useful for rechecking items after correcting data). The Add options are: CE CE Members Pick Failed List List list_name adds the currently selected element in the Catalogue Explorer. Use the Add and Remove menu options to edit this list. adds all elements in named list. but not the CE itself. removes members of current element.0 . lets you remove items by picking them in a graphical view.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools The Check Items list contains the elements you want to check. removes current element. removes items currently selected in Check Items list. 3:26 12. removes all elements in named list. The Remove options are: All Selected CE CE Members Pick List list_name remove all items from the Check Items list. allows the user to graphically select items for checking. but not the CE itself. using any EDG options.

The highlight option will always appear ghosted when the Checker is opened from PARAGON.4. deleted and so on. together with the checks performed. Select a value from the Groups pull-down (this typically represents a specific feature of a application). Click on an element in either list to navigate to that item. The Checks list will now show all individual checks applicable to that class and group. Control Menu These options let you save your check results to a file. Highlight Menu The Highlight option is only available when the Checker is run from DESIGN. This makes it easy to recheck the failed elements later. orientated. reloads a list of failed element references (saved using the preceding menu option) Load > Failed Reference In each case. To do so. click it again to deselect it). The Failed list shows those elements which have failed one or more checks. 3. Automatically names the sub-elements of the current element. use the displayed File Browser to specify the required file name and location. or reload such a file. Select one or more checks from the Checks list (click on a check to select it. Checker Results Form The Check Results form is displayed automatically when you run a data check.4. with a brief description of the reason for the failure. use the Highlight menu options. They work as follows: Save > Results Save > Failed Reference saves both passed and failed results saves the database references of elements that have failed. To make it easier to interpret the check results.0 . 3.3 Lists/Collections You can define temporary lists of elements which can be positioned. • • The Passed list shows those elements which have passed all specified checks. typically to correct the reason for the failure before repeating the checks.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools Once items are added to the check items list: Select a value from the Classes pull-down (this typically represents a main application). Autonaming CE only CE Offspring Automatically names only the current element. you can highlight particular elements in the graphical view.2 Autonaming Two sub options are provided below Utilities > Autonaming from the main window pulldown. 3:27 12.

Displays the Add to List form. The text you enter will be displayed in the List drop-down list box. immediately to the right of the tool bar buttons. Click OK to create the new list. The current list is shown in the box.0 . Lists are not saved when the current session ends. When you have created a list. it can be changed by selecting another list from the drop-down list. Display the description of an element (if set) Display the name and description (if set) If the Highlight On check box is selected. The Format drop-down list controls how the list items will be displayed: Name Description Name & Desc Display only the name of the element. To create a new list select Add > List and type a description into the Description Create List window. items selected for the list are highlighted in the graphical view. you can add elements to it by selecting the other options under Add on the menu: CE CE Members Identified Selection Add the currently selected element in the Catalogue Explorer to the list. Add member elements below the CE Use the cursor to pick the items then press the Escape key when the list is complete. 3:28 12.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools To open the Lists/Collections form select Utilities > Lists from the main window pull-down.

Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools You can remove elements from the list using the options under Remove on the menu: CE CE Members Identified From List All Selection List Remove the currently selected element in the Catalogue Explorer from the list. See the DESIGN Reference Manual for information about commands.4. which are controlled using the Extract Data Control. Remove the highlighted item(s) in the list. Remove all items from the list.0 . If you are working in an extract database. you must claim an element before you can work on it 3:29 12. then press the Escape key when you have finished. you will also need to consider extract claims. 3. You can give commands that will act on the current list: type the command into the text box at the bottom of the form and select the Action button. which is set when the database is created: • If the claim mode is Explicit.4 Multiwrite Claimlist The Multiwrite Claimlist form is used to control user claims. Displays the Remove from List form. Use the cursor to pick the items to remove. To open the Multiwrite Claimlist form select Utilities > Claimlists from the main window pull-down. Removes the list itself. Remove member elements below the CE. Multiwrite databases have a claim mode.

0 . claims or unclaims each member only and not the hierarchy below. but not CE. 3:30 12. not any hierarchy below it. claims or unclaims CE only. CE Members only Pick List Unclaim Options Note: Unclaim is only active when there are elements in the Active Claimlist. A list of all the significant elements that you have claimed will be displayed in the Elements list. Only active in DESIGN. The list will be automatically updated each time it is shown. Claim Options CE CE Members CE only claims or unclaims the CE and all of the hierarchy below it. The Elements scrolling list will show all claimed elements of all users in the current MDB except those in the Active Claimlist. an element which you start changing will be automatically claimed.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools • If the claim mode is Implicit. An additional option is added to this gadget for every individual user who has a Claimlist. This can be used. Allows you to claim or unclaim elements by graphical picking using event driven graphics. unclaims all items selected in the Elements list. using this form. for example if you want to change an attribute such as a description which will not affect any elements below the current element. Claim List Pull-down The Claim List pull-down can be set to: Active Claimlist Others Claimlist This is your Claimlist. Lists are created using the Lists/Collections form. claims or unclaims the members of CE and all of their hierarchy below. All Selected unclaims all elements in the from the Active Claimlist and updates all the Claimlists. Control Options Update Close updates the list. For example: USERA Claimlist. but you can also choose to claim it explicitly before you work on it. Elements are claimed and unclaimed using the options on the menu at the top of the form. closes the form. You name is also shown in the Elements list next to the element name or Refno. Note: Clicking on any element in the Elements list will navigate to that element. claims or unclaims all elements in the selected lists.

Two radio buttons control if data is collected From the Parent extract only or From all extract ancestors. Database Options MDB DB allows you to see all the claimed elements in the MDB allows you to see all the claimed elements in the DB selected from the submenu. The following buttons are visible at the top of the Extract Data Control Form: Get All Changes refreshes your view of data in databases which own extracts in the current MDB. Changing module or leaving will unclaim all elements. Other users must do a Getwork before they can see your changes. Note: You must unclaim any elements which you have claimed before other users can access them. To open the Extract Data Control form select Paragon > Extract Control. Changes to elements selected from this list can be Flushed. When you press this button. This button may be used to bring up-to-date the information shown on this form if displayed data has changed since the form was last shown or updated. Issued or Dropped by pressing the appropriate button (described later in this section). Element is claimed by current user. The Colour option will always appear ghosted in the PARAGON. Will open the Extract Claimlist form. You cannot unclaim an element that you have changed until you have done a Savework. Update CE Extract Claimlist User Claimlist An Elements scroll list shows the hierarchy of database elements around a selected element along with information about the extract claim status of each element. the list of elements is updated to show the extract element hierarchy for the current element. The element hierarchy shown is not the complete element hierarchy as shown in the Members list: only significant elements are shown (or elements which own significant elements) because extract operations only apply to significant elements.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools Colour Options Colour is only active in DESIGN. 3. The codes in front of the elements describe the extract claim state: H C E Indicates a claim exists at a lower hierarchy level.4. Element is significant and claimed to an extract in this MDB.5 Extract Data Control The Extract Data Control form will only open if there is an extract database in the current MDB. Will open the User Claimlist form. 3:31 12.0 . Selecting an element in the list will make it the current element.

so changes to this element cannot be issued or aborted.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools M X V Element is significant and it. changes to the element can be flushed. Use the following Extract DB Operations radio buttons to change the way a Flust. issued or dropped. Resultant Open a pop up listing all elements which may be impacted when a Additional Elements Flush or Issue takes place. 3:32 12. Note: This will only have an effect after Get All Changes has been selected because the changes must be retrieved first before a comparison can be made. then all changes made in all extract databases in the MDB are selected for the Flush/Issue/Drop operation. Choose a colour to use in the 3D view when either of the above have been selected. or it has not been claimed to an extract in this MDB. Always Issue/Flush Click to always Issue or Flush any changed Rules or Connecting Changed Rules/ items in the database. If the World element is selected. When an element is marked CM. Element Hierarchy Single Element If selected Flush/Issue/Drop will work on the selected element and all elements that it owns directly or indirectly. Click to highlight in the extract 3D view any elements that were changed in the parent database outside the extract. If there is no code in front of the element then it is either a non-significant element. or one of its non-significant children. If selected Flush/Issue/Drop to work on the selected element only Use the Rules & Connections options to control how a Flush or Issue operation will behave when considering elements which have Rules assigned or Connected items. Change Highlighting can be used to colour changes that have been made to a database during a Extract session by selecting the following: Outstanding in Extract Introduced by Get All Changes Click to highlight in the extract 3D view any elements that have been changed but not yet Flushed or Issued back into the parent database. Issue or Drop operation is performed. Colour Click to open the Change Highlighting Colour window. Click Extract to claim an element and add it to the Extract Claimlist. has been modified in an extract in this MDB Element is claimed from an extract in this MDB.0 . Connections Default Reset the check box to the default value. Element has been modified in a Variant extract in this MDB A summary of codes in the above table can be displayed by clicking on Prefix Info.

showing the contents of the directory REPORTS. Select the report template you want to use and select OK. Change to the TEMPLATES directory.tmp.0 . some of which are supplied with the product. Issue Drop 3. You will see a File Browser. Flush Updates the database owning the extract. For details of its use refer to DB Changes/Listing/Differences. If the report is sent to a file. The DB Listing form is part of a multi function form.4.rep. Drops changes made to selected elements in extracts in this MDB and releases extract claims. it will be written to the active output window. the command window or the Query window. and you will see a list of templates with the file extension . If the report is sent to the screen. and you can look at these as examples.7 Running a Report from a Saved Template To run a saved report template from file select Utilities Reports > Run from the main window pull-down. What happens next will depend on how the template has been set up: • If you have no control over the report. A single element. or part of the hierarchy will be issued. for example. A single element. Updates the database owning the extract and release the extract claim.6 DB Listing The DB Listing form lets you query aspects of the system databases and write a report to either screen or a file. depending on the Operate on setting. 3. and a TEMPLATES directory. the file will be created in the directory REPORTS. Issue or Drop button will have an impact on any changes made by all users in the Element hierarchy displaying in the Extract Data Control form. which correspond to the reports supplied. Some of the templates are supplied with the product. This directory will contain reports with a file extension . Extract claims for selected elements are retained. you will see the Report Details form as follows: • 3:33 12. If you have some control over the way the report is produced. To open the DB Listing form select Utilities > DB Listing from the main window pull-down. or to a new window if there is no output window. it will be run immediately.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools Clicking on the Flush. or part of the hierarchy will be flushed. depending on the Operate on setting.4.

you may be able to specify the following in the Report Details form: Filename If you can specify a filename. Allows you to specify the types of item you want to report on. the report will be sent to the screen.8 New Report Template The Report Template form lets you generate a new template to be used for equipment reports. if the template specifies a screen report. 3. Selecting Completely within or Partially within option will display the Report Volume form. To open the New Report Template from select Utilities > Reports > Create from the main window pull-down. For example. or to the screen. If you leave the text box empty. which will select all elements in the Drawlist within the volume. the file will be sent to the file named in the template. VALVes. Type(s) with From MDB Drawlist Obstruction list Running Reports in Batch Mode Report templates are macros. These options are used together with the Volume option. ELBOws Allows you to restrict the report to elements of the given type whose properties satisfy given conditions. you can report on Elbows with ABORE greater than 100. and report on elements Completely within or Partially within it. which can be run in batch mode by giving the command $M/ template-name. the report will be sent to the given file in the directory REPORTS. If there is no filename text box. which will select all elements in the obstruction list within the volume.0 . For example. Note: Report templates for batch mode must not have any runtime prompts set. You can specify: which will select all elements in the master database within the volume.4. For more information about batch mode. see the MONITOR Reference Guide. 3:34 12.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools According to how the report or template is set up. Hierarchy Volume Allows you to specify the level in the database hierarchy below which the selection will be made You can specify a Volume in the model.

Each line of information is entered as an expression. You type the information you want in the text pane. A summary of the information you are most likely to need is given below. The options are: Header Footer Introduction Summary Page Length Set a Header for the report Set a Footer for the report Insert an Introduction into the report Include a Summary in the report Set the page length of the report Each option displays a form with a text pane. refer to the Software Customisation Reference Manual.0 . see Introduction to Expressions.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools Page Info Options The options under Page Info on the menu at the top of the New/Modify Report Template form allow you to add information which is not specified in the body of the report. For full information about expressions. 3:35 12.

and the level in the database hierarchy below which the selection will be made. For example: WORLD to report on all items in the current world /BRANCH1 OF PIPE211 to report on all items in BRANCH1 of PIPE211 /PIPE211 /PIPE212 /PIPE213 to report on all items in the given pipes. For example. vval or vlog. Hierarchy 3:36 12.0 . if you want to number the pages with the format Page 1. enter the following expression in the header or footer: vtext !pageno If you want to combine text and variables in the same expression (that is. If you want to report on several types. For example. Page 2 an so on. Note: If you do not specify an element for the top of the hierarchy. Type(s) allows you to specify the type of item you want to report on. Any PML variables can be used. For example: VALV FLAN selects all valves and flanges BRANCH ITEMS selects all branch items BRANCH MEMBERS selects all branch members With allows you to restrict the report to elements of the given type whose properties satisfy given conditions. on the same line. the slash before the element name must be entered. allows you to specify that only the parts of the database under given owning elements will be included. You can specify the element in two ways: Type in the name of the elements. For example: 'Page number' You can include variables in the expressions. the report will include all the databases in your current Multi-database. Variables must be preceded by one of the functions vtext. which ensure late evaluation of the variables. Click the Hierarchy button. you must combine them using the text operator +. and also use OF to specify members of elements. separated by spaces. to show the page number on every page of the report. CE to report on the current element.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools Text must be entered in quotes. Any element type can be entered. because you can specify a list of elements. enter the types in the text box. Note that except for WORLD. unless you have use the Volume or From options on the Hierarchy form. These options may also be available to the user running a report. For example. you can report on Elbows with ABORE greater than 50. you should enter the following expression in the header or footer: 'Page ' + vtext !pageno Selection Options The Selection options on the New Report Template form are used as follows.

Selecting Completely within or Partially within option will display the Report Volume form. 3:37 12. Note: Specifying a Volume will select elements from the whole MDB. The following methods are possible: 1. The element's name will be displayed in the text box. which will select all elements in the obstruction list within the volume. Note: Specifying elements using this option will override anything you specify in the Volume or From option. which will select all elements in the Drawlist within the volume. and report on elements Completely within or Partially within it. 3. the names of the elements will appear in the Hierarchy option on the New/Modify Report Template form. Remove an element from the list by highlighting it in the list and pressing Remove. Specify an owning element by making it the current element and pressing Add CE. You can specify: MDB Drawlist Obstruction list which will select all elements in the database within the volume.0 . If you leave the Hierarchy option empty. 2. If you leave the Hierarchy option empty and do not specify a Volume. you can specify a Volume. You can specify several owning elements. You can specify that only parts of the database under given owning elements will be included.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools The Hierarchy form will be displayed as follows: This Hierarchy form is used to specify which part of the database hierarchy you want to report on. When you press Apply on the form. you can use the From option. The other From options cannot be used.

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System Command Option The System Command text box on the New/Modify Report Template form allows you to give a system command that will be run when the report has been completed. For example, you could use this option to send the report output to a printer, or to run a macro to process the report. The command is entered as an expression. For full information about expressions, see Introduction to Expressions, in the Software Customisation Reference Manual, but an example of how to enter a system command is given below. To send the report output to a printer, enter: 'print' + vtext !filename where: print is an MS DOS command, which must be enclosed in quotes. vtext is a function used for the late evaluation of variables. !filename is a variable, which outputs the file named in the Filename field to the printer when the report is run. With Option The With option on the New/Modify Report Template form allows you to restrict the report to elements of the given type whose properties satisfy given conditions. Enter an Expression in the text box. For full information about expressions, see Introduction to Expressions, in the Software Customisation Reference Manual, but a summary of the information you are most likely to need is given below. The expression you enter here is going to be a combination of attributes or pseudoattributes, logical operators and values. For example, if you are reporting on Elbows (that is, you have entered ELBO) in the Type text box), you can restrict the report to Elbows with ABORE greater than 50 by entering: ABORE GT 50 where ABORE is the attribute, GT is an operator meaning greater than, and 50 is the value. The operators you can use are: • • • • • • EQ equal to NE not equal to GT greater than GE greater than or equal to LE less than LT less than or equal to

You can specify more than one condition using the operators AND, OR and NOT. For example, to report on Elbows with ABORE greater than 50 but less than 100 by entering: (ABORE GT 50) AND (ABORE LT 100)

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Creating, Modifying and Deleting Report Templates
If you select Reports > Create, you will see the New Report Template form. If you select Reports > Modify, you will see a File Browser, from which you can select the template you want to modify. The Modify Report Template will be displayed. If you select Reports > Delete, you will see a File Browser, from which you can select the template or report you want to delete.

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Modify Report Template
This is the standard windows file open form that lets you select the report to change.

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Quick Reports
The Quick Reports form lets you create reports with basic formatting. To open the Quick Reports form select Utilities > Quick Reports from the main window pull-down.

The Quick Reports form allows you to quickly generate reports, however the report template cannot be saved. The options on the form are as follows: File Term Types Enter a filename for the output report. If you just want to see the report on the screen, leave the File text box blank Check the Term box to ignore any filename specified and only output to screen. Enter an Element type for example: bran mem VALVE gask flan If the Type text box is left blank ALL TYPES will be reported on. With This option is a way of narrowing down the report. Enter an expression, for example: abore gt 30 tpos[3] le 1000 abore gt 30 AND name of owner neq ‘/B-1-2’

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These are the attributes to be output in the report. The attributes you specify will be used as headings to the columns. For example: name owner hpos tpos You can enter expressions, enclosed in round brackets. The following example outputs the type, name, and the first three characters of the owner's name: type name (substr(name of owner, 1, 3))

Hierarchy

Enter the element or elements at the top of the hierarchy that you want to report on. Because you can give a list of elements, you must enter the slash character before each name, except for WORLD. For example: World /* /200-B-4 /250-B-5

Run the Report

Click this button and the report will be generated.

Note: When you press the Dismiss button, the contents of the form are kept. Everything you entered will be shown on the form when it is displayed again.

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The Surface Treatment Definition form allows you to define new surface parameters. To open the Surface Treatment Definition form select Utilities > Surface Treatment > Define from the main window pull-down.

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This form consists of three sections: Surface Treatments Selected Coatings Paint definition where all the available surface treatments for a project are specified. when the allowable paint types and manufacturers are specified. where the paint type, the coating thickness and the order in which the coatings are applied is specified.

Creating the Surface Treatment List The Surface Treatments sub form is used to create a list of allowable surface treatments which will be used when defining the specifications. The buttons at the bottom of the Surface Treatments area provide the following functions: Create Creates a new entry in the surface treatments list, into which the following data is entered: • • • Copy Delete Refresh The NAME of the surface treatment The material of the surface to which the surface treatment applies (SURMAT) The shop primer attribute (SHOPRI), set to true or false, indicating whether or not a primer coating is required.

Creates a copy of the selected (highlighted) entry. Removes the selected entry from the list. If the Command Line is used to make changes to any of the surface treatment details, clicking this button updates the list to reflect the changes.

The Create, Copy and Delete operations are also available from the right-click options menu. Note: Surface treatments can be imported in from CSV and XLS (Excel) files via the Import Data utility (Utilities menu). Creating the Paint Definitions The Paint Definition sub form is used to define a list of allowable paints. Each entry in the List of PAINT Elements may be referenced by one or more entries in the surface treatment specification. Paint Definitions are created in a similar way to Surface Treatment Definitions: Create Creates a new entry in the List of PAINT Elements, into which the following data (paint definition attributes) is entered: • • • The NAME of the paint definition. A description (DESC) giving details of the type and colour of the paint. The manufacturer (MAKER) of the paint.

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The Move Coating operations are also available from the right-click options menu. Specifying the Coatings This Selected Coatings sub form is used to specify the paint coatings that are required for the Surface Treatment. The Move Coating arrow icons are used to change the order in which the coatings appear in the Selected Coatings list (i. To open the Surface Treatment Standard Report form select Utilities > Surface Treatment > Report from the main window pull-down. Specify the coating Thickness (this is the Dry Film Thickness in microns) and click UPDATE. and the order in which they are to be applied.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools The Create. clicking the UPDATE button updates the Selected Coatings list with the new data. Note: Paint Definitions can be imported in from CSV and XLS (Excel) files via the Import Data utility (Utilities menu). the order in which the coatings are to be applied). 3:42 12. The Thickness value can later be changed by selecting the required row.4.13 Surface Treatment Standard Report The Surface Treatment Standard Report form displays a list of surface treatment reports and lets you print or export a report. The value will be copied to the THICKNESS field in the Selected Coatings list. Select a surface treatment and the required paint elements from the paint definition form.0 . If any details in the Paint Definition list are modified. Click on ADD to add the details to the Selected Coatings list. Copy and Delete operations are also available from the right-click options menu. entering a new Thickness value and clicking UPDATE. There are also options for removing a selected coating or all coatings. 3.e.

4.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools Print Excel Refresh Show Standard Dismiss provides a print out of the report provides an excel version of the report re-displays the list opens the Surface Treatment Definition form allowing edits (see Surface Treatment Definition) closes the report list 3. This is described in Surface Treatment.0 .14 Surface Treatment Selection Tables When paint and surface treatment catalogue data has been defined. that lets you select a comma separated value (csv) file to import. 3:43 12. a set of Selection Tables must be created to define the rules for applying Surface Treatment to Design items.15 Import Data Opens the standard windows form as Import Data. 3.4.

16 Catalogue Copy The Catalogue Copy form allows the user to copy catalogue items from read only databases to local write databases.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools 3. The following restrictions should be observed: • • • The system only allows items to be copied at the same level in the hierarchy within a copy sequence. SPWL. as it is not possible to specify into which database an item is to be copied without actually having an existing item in the target database. The owning hierarchy must exist (or be created) in the database where the items are going to be copied to. SPRF or SFIT items that are included in the Copy From frame. The Catalogue Copy form is divided into the following frames: Options Allows the user to either select the Same Name or the Prefix option.4.0 .g. Displays all the catalogue elements in the current set of databases. CATA etc. To open the Catalogue Copy form select Utilities > Catalogue Copy from the main window pull-down. Only members of top level items (e. The Include Reference toggle is used to include any references for any SCOM.) can be copied. as these references may or may not exist in the same part of the hierarchy. The read only databases may be foreign databases or locally copied MASTER databases that the user has no write access to. Catalogue Explorer 3:44 12. If the Prefix option is used the string in the adjacent text gadget is used as the prefix to the Copy To name.

It also shows the database item name in the target database into which the item is to be copied.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools Copy From Copy To Displays all the items that are to be copied in the current sequence. Displays all the possible locations in the target databases. where the Copy From items can be copied to. Either option will add the current element or its members to the Copy From pane.0 . The buttons are also only active based on the current catalogue explorer item and the Copy From pane owner type. Copy to Location The Copy From frame can be populated by right clicking in the Catalogue Explorer frame to display a sub-menu or by clicking either of the two top buttons to the right of the Catalogue Explorer frame. the right click on the Catalogue Explorer will only be active if the Catalogue Explorer item's owner is the same as the one in the pane. Once the Copy From pane has been populated. Displays the name of the database items that will be created when the Apply Copy button is applied. Items can be removed from the Copy From pane by using the right click option: Or by clicking the two lower buttons to the left of the Copy From pane: 3:45 12.

GSTR and BLFARRAY.g. This option will look for any references e. 3:46 12. SPRF or SFIT.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools The Copy From pane can also be populated by using the Include References toggle and Update button. If the Include References toggle is not checked then the references will be removed from the pane. These are only active if any items in the grid are of type SCOM. GMRE.0 . Any items not already in the Copy From pane will be added. When the Copy From pane is populated the Copy To pane is also populated. PSTR. The Update button allows any new items that have been added to the pane after the Include References toggle has been ticked to be added to the pane. NGMRE. DTRE. PTRE.

Select an owning element in the Catalogue Explorer frame that you wish to copy to. 3:47 12. The target databases are defined by any database in the current MDB that can be written to.0 . Any items where the specified name does exist in the target databases will be highlighted with a red dot sphere and will not be copied. making it the currently selected item.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools The Copy To pane is populated with the name the item is to be given when the Apply Copy button is applied. The green tick indicates that the name does not already exist in the target databases. If the selected item in the Catalogue Explorer frame is of the correct owner type and the database can be written to then a Set copy location from Explorer right click option will be available in Copy To pane. The Copy To column now needs to be populated with the new location in the target databases.

Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools For example if the element members that are to be copied are of type CATA then you must select an owning element of type CATA in the destination database from the Catalogue Explorer frame and then select Set copy location from Explorer.0 . For example in the case of a CATA refer to Create Catalogue If an owning element of the correct type is already present when the Copy From grid is populated then the Copy To Location pane is also populated with any items in the target databases where the items in the Copy From pane can be created. In the following figure the user is creating a copy of a number of SPRF items which need to be created at an STCA level. 3:48 12. Therefore the pane is populated with all STCA elements in all databases that can be written to in the MDB. Note: If the destination database does not have an owning element of the correct type then it must be created in the database hierarchy.

Or by clicking the buttons located to the right of the pane. 3:49 12.0 . Note: Different elements can be created in different locations in the target databases. the location of the selected items in the Copy To pane can be set by either right clicking on the 'Copy To Location' pane.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools When an item is selected in the Copy to Location pane.

When the Apply Copy button is applied.4. All references that are included in the copy are reset to the newly created references in the target databases. 3. To launch the application select View > AVEVA Instrumentation Data Update from the main menu. 3:50 12.5 Create The following section details the functionality available below the Create option in the main window pull-down.0 . 3. the Apply Copy button becomes active.17 AVEVA Instrumentation Data Update The AVEVA Instrumentation Data Update application integrates attribute level comparison and controlled selective update capabilities into a supported Plant module. Refer to the Instrumentation Data Update User Guide for further information. The Catalogue Copy form is then cleared ready for the next copy sequence. all the items that can be copied (items with green ticks in both columns of the Copy To grid) are copied from the Copy From pane to the location in the Copy To pane with the applied name.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools Once the Copy To grid is populated and contains any items that have a name and copy location that both contain a green tick. which enables the managed integration of AVEVA Instrumentation data into the hosting modules database.

then click Apply to create the new element. The Modify Name form allows you to rename the currently selected element. enter the name to be assigned to the copy.6 Modify The following section details the functionality available below the Modify option in the main window pull-down.1 Modify Name The Modify Name form lets you change the name of an element in the database hierarchy.5.6.0 . 3:51 12. The copy will have all attributes (except its Name) set to the same values as those of the original element. along with its attributes. The Copy text-box shows the element that is to be copied. 3.1 Copy Element The Copy Element form lets you copy an element. 3. To open the Name form select Modify > Name from the main window pull-down. to create a new element. You can also rename all elements below that selection using the pull-down and selecting Re-name all or Un-name. navigate to the required position in the database and click the CE button. This is useful to save time having to re-enter attribute values. use the Modify menu options to edit these attributes as required. To change it. In the To text-box. Initially this is the element that is current when the form is displayed. To open the Copy Element form select Create > Copy from the main window pull-down.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools 3.

0 . There are also status indicators at the top of the form showing is the attribute value has Write Access and can be Modified. To open the Modify Attributes form select Modify Attributes from the main window pulldown. 3. For example. The Modify Attributes form contains an additional field at its base allowing changes to be made to the value. 3:52 12.3 Global Attribute Change The Global Attribute Change form lets you modify the attributes of several elements simultaneously.6. To open the Global Attributes Change form select Modify > Attributes Global from the main window pull-down.2 Modify Attributes The Modify Attributes form is similar in presentation to the Attributes. you can change the Obstruction Level (OBST) settings for all primitives that represent a component's geometry.6.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools 3. Use the Track check box to allow the form to follow the currently selected element in the Catalogue Explorer.

No changes to the element are then possible until it is subsequently unlocked. SLCY. To change attributes below a different element. Click Apply to the changes. Click the Attributes button. The list will now show the attribute types for this lower level element. this change will be applied to all primitives which have a diameter setting (CYLI. if you pick a DISH and change the DIAM attribute. etc. Note: The change will be applied to all elements below the specified level that have the selected attribute type.). click the middle radio button and enter the relevant current setting in the adjacent text box. • • To change the setting of all elements which have the selected attribute. To open the Lock form select Modify > Lock from the main window pull-down. For more information about element attributes. To change only those settings which already have a specified value for the selected attribute.4 Lock The Lock form lets you lock any catalogue element to prevent it from being modified or deleted. To change the attributes of the CE. 3:53 12. you might change to only those OBST attributes which are currently set to. click the All attribute data radio button and enter the new setting in the With text box. Enter the new setting in the With text box. see the Catalogues and Specifications Reference Manual. For example. not just to Dishes. 3.0 . Select the attribute type you want to modify. navigate to it in the Catalogue Explorer and click the CE button.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools The form will change the attributes values of all the elements below the current selection (but not the CE itself).6. Navigate to an element below the CE which has an attribute of the type you want to change. select Modify > Attributes. The form will initially list the attribute types (but not their settings) for the current element. For example.

6. The choices are: Lock CE Lock CE and below Unlock CE Unlock CE and below Locks current element only Locks current element and its members Unlocks current element only Unlocks current element and its members Click Apply to change the current protection.0 .5 Include The Include form lets you move elements from the members list of one owner to that of another.) lets you navigate around the hierarchy just like the standard Members List. Below this are two scrollable lists: Members Included Members (with its associated Goto button etc. 3. shows the current list of members already owned by the new owner. 3:54 12. To open the Include form select Modify > Hierarchy > Include from the main window pulldown. Near the top of the form is shown the name of the element whose members list is to be modified by the inclusion of new elements (we will refer to this as the new owner).Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools Use the option button to specify the action required.

0 . use the Members list or Navigation menu to navigate to the element that is to be the new owner and use the CE button to reset the form (the Included Members list will be updated automatically). From the main window pull-down select Modify > Hierarchy > Reverse Order. use the cursor to pick the elements in a graphical view. The form shows two lists of members of the current element. To open the Reorder form select Modify > Hierarchy > Reorder from the main window pulldown. ID Cursor lets you pick one element. When you have finished with the form. Set the option button to ID Cursor or *ID Cursor and. Select the element(s) which are to be included as members of the new owner in one of the following ways: Navigate to the required element in the Members list and set the option button below that list to CE or CE Members.6. select Control > Close to remove it. 3. Click the Include button to move the selected elements to the new location.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools Use the form as follows: 1. Set the Before Item/After Item option button to specify the exact position relative to the selected member. depending on precisely which elements you want to move. To move an element to a different list position: In the left-hand list.6 Reorder The Reorder form lets you rearrange the members list order for any owning element. 3:55 12. when prompted. 5. In the Included Members list. Reverse Order Display and member elements below the current selection in reverse order. 3. select the element to be moved. 2. select an element adjacent to the required insertion position. *ID Cursor lets you pick several elements (click Cancel when you have finished). If necessary. you can undo this operation by immediately repeating the command. If you change your mind. 4.

Set the Before/After option button to specify the exact position relative to the selected member. There are several methods for deleting specified elements from the catalogue database. To open the Delete Selection form select Delete > Members > Selection from the main window pull-down.7.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools In the right-hand list. since deleted elements cannot be restored. This is an important safety feature. 3. Note: Each time you use a Delete option you must confirm (or cancel) the deletion. From the main window pull-down select: Delete > CE Delete > Name to delete the current element. 3:56 12.0 . via Delete > Members > All. Repeat this process if you want to move other elements before you Dismiss the form. All Lets you delete all members of the selected element. Delete > Members to delete all members or selected members of the current element without deleting the current element itself.1 Delete Selection The Delete Selection form lets you delete members from an element. Click Apply to move the element to its new list position. 3. select an element adjacent to the required list position.7 Delete The following section details the functionality available below the Utilities option in the main window pull-down. Select a member from the list and select the OK button to remove the member from the current element. to delete explicitly named elements.

In most cases.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools 3. In the Element Types field enter a space delimited list of elements types to search. The Search form can be invoked from a number of other forms such as the Tasks sub forms of the Create Specification.0 . There is no direct route to the Search form via the main window pull-down. possible values are: Catalogue Design Dictionary Draft Menu Property Schematic Spooler Note: These are the databases that are available to a standard project. The example below shows the Search form invoked from the Draft Symbol Set form (see Draft Symbol Sets). additional databases may appear in the list if an administrator has customised the project. etc) will be pre populated by the opening form. only the Catalogue and Property databases will be relevant when using PARAGON. The DB Type pull-down allows you to specify which database to search. However these values can be adapted by the user. Clicking the box to the right of this will open the following form: 3:57 12. Element Types.8 Search A search facility is provided as an extension to several forms within PARAGON. The individual components of the search form (DB Type. or Create Part World.

There will normally be a pre-populated entry depending on the opening form.0 . 3:58 12. By default the Search In field will be pre-populated with an asterisk.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools The list of elements displayed in this form are dependant on the Database Type (selected in the DB Type pull-down). specify the name of the element you intend to search below in the Search In field (eg DRA/PRJ/TMP/ PIPING/A0). These conditions allow the search to test certain criteria based on the values of attributes within the specified elements. Alternatively select the item in the Catalogue Explorer and click Add CE. Use the grid part of the form to build a list of criteria to be used when conducting the search. This value is a wildcard which indicated the search will be conducted on all elements in the database hierarchy. Pick from the list of Available Element Types by highlighting an entry and click Add ->> to include the element in the Selected Element Types list. Click OK to return to the search form. If you only want to search below a certain position in the database hierarchy. Click Reset to reset the Search In field to its default value. To remove an element from the list of Selected Element Types highlight an entry and click <<-Remove.

To remove an entry from the list of search criteria click Remove Statement. Click Choose Result Cols to open a window allowing you to alter the presentation of the search results: 3:59 12.0 . The list of attributes is dependant on the selection made in the Element Types field.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools Click in a cell in the Attribute column to expand a list of valid attributes available to the element. possible selections are as follows: = <> < <= > => Like Attribute value is equal to Attribute value is more than or less than Attribute value is less than Attribute value is less than or equal to Attribute value is more than Attribute value is equal to or more than Attribute value is like (specified string). Click in the cell in the operator column to expand a list of available comparison criteria.

The list of attributes is dependant on the Element Types. 3:60 12.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools In the Search Result Presentation Settings form select the desired attributes to be displayed in the search results. Change the order attributes are displayed by selecting Move Up or Move Down. Click Referenced Attributes to open the following form allowing Referenced Attributes to be displayed in the search results. Do this by checking a box beside the particular attribute.0 .

Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools The Referenced Attributes are dependant on the Element Types. highlight an entry and click <<Remove.0 . Select Referenced Attributes from the hierarchical list and click Add ->> to include them in the Selected Attributes list. When all fields of the search form have been populated. The time taken to display search results is dependant on the size of the database and complexity of the search criteria. A search results form will be displayed as follows: 3:61 12. Click OK to return to the search form. To remove entries from the list of Selected Attributes. click Find to begin the search.

0 . To discard the results and conduct a new search. it may be possible to select multiple entries by holding CTRL while making selections. Depending on the form that originally launched the search. Click to highlight an entry.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Application Tools Results are displayed in a grid list. Click Use Selected to pass the selection back to the form that invoked the search form. right click within the results and select New Search. Click Back to exit the Search form. 3:62 12.

4:1 12. For an explanation of common form functionality refer to Application Modes within PARAGON.1 Create The following section details the functionality available below the Create option in the main window pull-down when working within an application. This section describes the common features available when working to the Pipework. A Catalogue (CATA element) is the highest level element of the Catalogue Database hierarchy. Select an appropriate Purpose from the pull-down. for a more detailed explanation of the Catalogue database hierarchy refer to the Catalogues and Specifications Reference Manual.0 .Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications 4 Working With PARAGON Applications When working within an application an extended set of pull-down options become available. 4. are optional. which subdivide Sections. Click OK to create a Catalogue (CATA element) in the database hierarchy. 4. Enter the Name to be assigned to the new Catalogue.1. To open the Create Catalogue form select Create > Catalogue from the main window pulldown. Sections which subdivide an overall CATA are obligatory. Categories.1 Create Catalogue Sections and Categories are administrative elements which let you segregate particular types of catalogue data into logical parts of the hierarchy. Steelwork and Equipment application. These are of two types: Piping Sections (SECT) and Structural Sections (STSEC). A CATA can contain a number of Catalogue Sections.

1.0 . To open the Create Nominal Bore Table form select Create > Spec Table > Size Range Table from the main window pull-down. Note: The Nominal Bore Table is only used for specification creation and not for providing wall thickness data in the Design. To open the Create Table World form select Create > Spec Table > World from the main window pull-down. Select an appropriate Purpose from the pull-down. Refer to Wall Thickness Table. Select an appropriate Purpose from the pull-down. Click OK to create a Table Section (TABWLD element) in the database hierarchy. A Spec Table World (TABWLD) is a top level administrative element.3 Create Table World Spec Tables are used to help with the creation of specifications and are used to control the Bore Ranges and the Branch and Reducer Types.1. To open the Create Section form select Create > Section from the main window pull-down.4 Create Nominal Bore Table A Nominal Bore Table must be created below a Table World (TABWLD) element. Click OK to create a Section (SECT/STSE element) in the database hierarchy.2 Create Section A Piping Section (SECT) or Structural Section element (STSE) can only be created below a Catalogue (CATA) element. Enter the Name to be assigned to the new Section. 4.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications 4. Enter a Name to be assigned to the new Table World. 4:2 12. 4.1.

0 .Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications Enter a Name to be assigned to the new Nominal Bore Table. Click OK to create a Nominal Bore Table (NOMTAB element) and open the following window: Highlight bores in the Available Nominal Bores (mm) list by left clicking on the desired bore size. Multiple bores can be selected at once by left clicking and dragging the mouse 4:3 12.

Click Apply to commit the changes. Close the form by clicking the X on the top right.0 . Add all available bores to the Size Range Table by clicking on the ADD ALL >> button. To return to the Size Range table select Modify > Spec Table from the main window pulldown. 4:4 12. To remove all bores from the Size Range Table click on the Remove All << button. Add highlighted bores to the Size Range Table by clicking on the ADD > button.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications pointer. To remove particular highlighted entries hold down the CTRL key and left click on a bore size. Remove a bore from the Size Range Table by highlighting a light blue entry in the main table and click on the Remove < button.

To create a Branch Table ensure the purpose is set to BRAN.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications 4. a Purpose attribute on the BRTAB is applied.1. To distinguish the table type.0 . Note: Branch and Reducer tables are created from the same form and underlying element (BRTAB) within the database. Click OK create a Branch Table (BRTAB element with BRAN purpose) and open the following window: 4:5 12. WOL a Butt Weld Outlet Boss and SOL a Socket Weld Outlet Boss. SW a Socket Weld Tee. To open the Create Branch/Reducer Table form select Create > Spec Table > Branch/ Reducer Table from the main window pull-down Enter the Name to be assigned to the new Branch Table. A Branch Table must be created below a Table World (TABWLD) element.5 Create Branch Tables Branch tables are used as a way of selecting the type of fitting used for example BW could indicate a Butt Weld Tee.

Add highlighted bores to the Branch Table by clicking on the ADD > button.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications Highlight bores in the Available Nominal Bores (mm) list by left clicking on the desired bore size. Multiple bores can be selected at once by left clicking and dragging the mouse pointer down the list.0 . Add all available bores to the Branch Table by clicking on the ADD ALL >> button. 4:6 12. To remove particular highlighted entries hold down the CTRL key and left click once on a bore size. Remove a bore from the Branch Table by highlighting a light blue entry in the Branch Table and clicking on the Remove < button. To remove all bores from the Branch Table click on the Remove All << button.

4:7 12.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications After adding Bores to the Branch Table add Short Codes as follows: BW SW TOL TR ST STUB PAD WOL TOL SOL WOF From the Cell Click Action list Select Add. You can now click on empty cells in the Branch Table to fill them with a BW value.0 .

To return to the Branch table select Modify > Spec Table from the main window pull-down. Enter a valid description for the branch table in the Description field. To edit the name of the Branch Table type over the value in the Name field and click Apply.1.6 Create Reducer Tables The Reducer Table creation form behaves in exactly the same manner as the Branch Table form.0 . To open the Create Branch/Reducer Table form select Create > Spec Table > Branch/ Reducer Table from the main window pull-down. 4:8 12. 4. Click OK to create a Reducer Table (BRTAB element with REDU purpose) and open a window similar in appearance as the Branch Table form.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications Select multiple cells to populate by holding down CTRL and left clicking and dragging the mouse pointer. When a Spec is associated with a Specification Table this toggle allows the user to quickly switch between attached forms allowing faster edits to be made. Reducer/Sizes Toggle Button A ghosted Reducer Sizes check box is visible on the form. To avoid repetition this section only lists the differences between the two. Close the form by clicking the X on the top right. A Reducer Table must be created below a Table World (TABWLD) element. Because the forms are multi purpose a status field indicates the current form Purpose to the left of the Description field (for example BRAN indicates a Branch Table). This check box is only active when used in conjunction with the Specification creation forms. To remove Items from a cell set the Cell Click Action to Clear and left click on the cell within the Branch Table you wish to empty. Return the Cell Click Action to None to return the mouse pointer to normal operation. Enter the Name to be assigned to the new Reducer Table. Note: Ensure the Purpose is set to REDU. Click Apply to commit changes.

For a detailed explanation of a Specification refer to the Catalogues and Specifications Reference Manual.8 Create Specification A SPECification is equivalent to an engineering specification for a given class of piping or structural component. It may contain all components of a given material. for example carbon steel. To open the Create Specification World form select Create > Specification > World from the main window pull-down.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications The only difference in behaviour to the Branch Table form is the list of Short Codes available for population. Enter the Name to be assigned to the new specification world. 4.1. these are: ECC CONC SWGE SWGC Short codes are under user control and are stored in the defaults file: pdmsui\dflts\catpipetablecodes. 4:9 12.7 Create Specification World The component Specifications. Click OK to create the Specification World (SPWL element) in the database hierarchy. which define the availability of components for particular types of use. are held in the SPWL (Specification World) Elements of the Catalogue DB. Populate the table as described in the previous section.0 . or all components for a given class of use.1. by default. 4. for example all piping components with a particular pressure rating. A specification (SPEC element) must be created below a Specification World (SPWL element).

Enter the Name to be assigned to the new Specification.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications To open the Create Specification form select Create > Specification > Specification from the main window pull-down.0 . Select OK to create the Specification (SPEC element) in the database hierarchy and open the following form: 4:10 12.

This allows the user to select between Specification elements which have been selected while the window has been opened.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications This form allows you to access various tasks which administer all aspects of a new Specification. Setting Specification Attributes The Specification form contains a set of ‘Tasks’ sub forms allowing you to modify the attribute values of the SPEC element created in the Catalogue DB and create the appropriate sub elements using an intuitive interface. 4:11 12. If the CE button is used. the pull-down to the right acts as a History. The General Attributes sub form allows changes to be made to the general attribute values of the SPEC. Click Edit Spec Atts to open the General Attributes sub form. At the top of the form is a CE button which allows you to populate the form with the currently selected element in the Catalogue Explorer. View CAD View Select All Clear Selection displays the items in the grid list in engineering view displays the items in the grid list in CAD view highlights all of the items in the grid list removes the highlight from the items in the grid list Below these options is a Tasks sub form. The Headings pull-down acts in a similar way allowing selections between the component GTYPEs of the specification. A grid area lists the items assigned to the Specification. This in turn contains sub forms which are displayed as the user follows the process of creating a Specification. Directly below are the following options: Eng.0 .

0 . In Spec Type select a value from the pull-down. bolting specification and any user defined Nominal Bore/Branch/Reducer tables. These point to the material.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications In the Description field enter an appropriate explanation of what the specification is to be used for. Click Apply to commit the changes. In the Status field enter any additional tracking information that may be useful for identifying the status of the specification. 4:12 12. fluid. valid options are: Piping Insulation Tracing Bolting The following are optional fields useful for tracking certain activity in the database: In the Input By field enter the name of the administrator creating the new specification. The CAD Attributes sub form allows changes to be made to the references to reference attributes of the piping specification. In the Issue field enter an issue number. Click Edit CAD Atts to open the Cad Attributes sub form. Click Back to return to the list of tasks.

Use the CE button to pick the Spec Tables from the Catalogue explorer and bind them to the Cad Attributes form. Branch and Reducer Tables have been made they can be accessed via the appropriate Tables shortcut on the Tasks sub form as follows: Clicking on a link will take you to the appropriate modify spec table form allowing changes to be made. 4:13 12.0 . Fluid Reference and Bolting. Note: Optionally you could set Material Reference. Access to Tables Once the references to the Size. Create Branch Tables and Create Reducer Tables.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications In the Catalogue Explorer locate the elements created in the previous sections for Create Nominal Bore Table. Alternatively click on the search icon to the left of CE to conduct a search in the Catalogue DB for the appropriate tables. Click on Apply and then Back to return to the Tasks form.

Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications Updating Attributes Components can be added to specifications based on a Part Family list. To correct this. Each component stores a reference to a single part from the family and also duplicates some of the part's reference attributes. 4:14 12. Clicking the Apply button updates the selected attributes and removes them from the list. for example.0 . the specification component's references will no longer match the part's references. Renaming a Specification Click Rename Spec to open the Rename Specification sub form. if the part's reference attributes are subsequently modified. click on the Update Atts link to open the Update Attributes sub form. However. the Detail Text and Material Text references.

4:15 12. Clicking the Specify radio button allows the user to enter a specific name for the spec. Two input fields will become available.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications Select a radio button to change the way a spec is renamed. When this is the case a message will be displayed to prompt the user to “Press Apply to autoName your spec or selection” doing so will rename the spec with the next incremental auto number value (for example spec/005 will be renamed spec/006). The input field will also change to Specify. Enter a new name in the Specify.0 . By default Auto Name will be selected. In each case click Apply to commit the change. Clicking the Replace radio button allows the user to replace part of the spec name with a new string. Replace and With. Export Spec Click Export to open a standard windows file browser.

For more information refer to the Catalogues and Specifications Reference Manual. Selector Questions define the SELEC choices which will be used to choose an appropriate SPCOM for a given design purpose (eg STYPE. 4:16 12. and so on). This can be used later in a macro to import the specification into a project. Reference Pointers link each SPCOM to the corresponding definitions in the other parts of the Catalogue (eg CATREF points to SCOM. Spec Headings Headings must be added for each type of component in a specification.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications The export feature allows the user to export the current specification to an output file. NAME is the unique identifier for each SPCOM. DETAIL points to DTEXT.0 . The heading will define the column headings of the new piping specification table. There are four distinct sorts of information in a header: • • • • TYPE is the generic type (GTYPE) of the component represented by an SPCOM. ANGLE etc). Populate Spec Headings Click Add Headings to open the Headings sub form. The Headings form allows you to build the Headings row of the new Specification.

change the value by selecting a value from the Qualifier pull-down to the far right of the form. 4:17 12.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications The Questions table to the left of the form lists all the current Heading columns of the Specification. remove and re-organise the order of columns to be included in the Specification. Using the buttons below the table the user can add. Save a constructed heading for later selection in the Standard Headings list. Note: Creating a Question has the result of creating a SELEC element within the database. To change a Question type. highlight a row in the Questions table and select a new value from the Question pull-down to the right of the table.0 . a Qualifier can be either a null value or a numeric value from 0 – 9. The available Question types are as follows: Angle Pbore Pconn Pressure Shop Stype Type Radius Rating Temperature Bolt Diameter Bolt Type Bolt Select When dealing with a PBORE. Click to add a column to the Specification Click to remove the currently selected heading from the Specification Click to move the currently selected heading up the list (changing the order the heading will be displayed) Click to move the currently selected heading down the list (changing the order the heading will be displayed) Open a sub form allowing a selection of pre-defined Headings.

Click Back to return to the Tasks sub form. Upon selection of the required Standard Heading the right hand Questions and Defaults list will be populated with appropriate questions. Clicking on Use Standard Heading Sets will open the following sub form: From this form it is possible to pick from pre-defined headings. Add Item to a SPEC After creating the main column headings for the Specification parts can be retrieved from the Catalogue by using the Add New Items form. Note: The list of available Standard Headings is maintained in the standard-headings file located in PDMSUI>cats>dflts. The location of the PDMSUI folder may vary depending on installation. or creating a new one. as the left hand list will contain the list of questions available from the spec. Click Back to return to the Tasks sub form. 4:18 12. Click Add New Items to open the Add Items sub form. NAME and PBOR columns must have – (null) defaults values and the Reference Pointer columns must have no default entries at all. Click Set Headings to commit changes. The Add Items form is used to retrieve the Answer part of the Question.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications Each Question column must have a default value set to either a definite answer (a value.0 . TYPE. The Standard Headings list contains a list of stored questions. Click Use Standard Headings to commit changes. etc) or to a – or = character. The selections available in the list depends on whether the user is editing an existing spec. word.

Populate Stype with a value such as TUB. Use the Stype and Heading Type fields to enter a valid sub type and GTYPE value. It is possible to enter directly a top level element in the Name field or alternatively use one of the following tools to help locate a top level element to pick from: Category List Part Family List CE Search To search within a catalogue click on Search to open the following form: 4:19 12. The Add From group allows the user to select a CATEgory or Part Family form within the Catalogue database where the Specification is to locate the desired parts.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications In the Size Range group select a from and to value (minimum size and maximum size) from the pull-down lists. this will be used in the Specification heading (but not as part of the Question).0 . In the Heading Type enter a valid value such as TUBE. These values are constrained by the spec tables selected in the CAD Atts form.

it will be pre-populated with an appropriate criteria designed to return valid top level Catalogue elements. 4:20 12.0 . This will display a list of filter options. Select Contains from the pull-down list. This is done by using the standard tools available through the PDMS user interface detailed in the Getting Started with PDMS. In the Description field to the left of the filter button type a value such as PIPE to filter and display all entries that contain the word Pipe in the description. After clicking Find a list of results will be displayed which can then be filtered further if required.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications The Search form displayed is a generic search facility (fully described in Search). Click on the A icon in the heading of the Description column. It is recommended to click Find without changing any of the search criteria. In the following example a filter will be applied to the Description field to return results that contain the string PIPE. However if experienced it is possible to adapt the search if more than one Catalogue databases are present in a project (see Search).

Clicking Back will return to the Add Items form without making a selection. 4:21 12. As follows: If PBOR2 heading is used and the type is not a REDU. the option Add only differing PBOR1 and PBOR2 sizes becomes active on the form.0 .Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications At this stage clicking New Search will clear the results and return to the Add Items Search Form. this will return to the Add Items form and pass through the selection to the Add From group in the Add Items form. Highlight an entry in the list of results and click Use Selected. Checking the box allows only items of differing bores to be searched for.

Click Back to return to the Tasks form. 4:22 12. Note: The available fields are dependant on the Headings specified earlier in the Add Headings Form. Click Edit Answers to open the Edit Answers sub form. The results will be formatted with the headings specified in the Add Heading form.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications Select Apply to now run the Question query on the Catalogue database on all elements below the selection made in the Add From group.0 . Editing the Answers To edit the Answers begin by highlighting the Answer table by left clicking and highlighting rows of the table which are to be changed.

Click Edit Ref/Attributes to open the Edit Ref/Attributes sub form. 4:23 12. Click Apply to commit the changes.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications Make changes to the Heading field values by typing directly over the entries. To edit a Reference use either the Search. Edit Ref/Attributes Once a piping specification has been created the columns containing references can be edited. choose the currently selected element in the Catalogue Explorer (CE) or pick from a list of items in the grid. Click Back to return to the Tasks sub form.0 .

0 .Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications Clicking on the List button to the right of Detail Ref will display the following form: 4:24 12.

Remove to Limbo Remove item from a specification but retains system references. Refer to Renaming a Specification for a detailed explanation. To return to the Specification table select Modify Specification from the main window pulldown. To choose a new reference select an element in the list and click Use Selected. Rename Items The Rename Items form provides the same functionality for Items as that available in the Renaming a Specification form. Delete Permanently Selecting Delete Permanently will remove the selected item from the specification. but not available for selection in a new design.0 . Detail and Material text is linked without the need for defining a specification. This allows historic parts to be present in an existing design. Edit Extra UDA’s This feature is in development and will be available in a future release of PARAGON. for a detailed explanation of grid lists refer to Getting Started with PDMS. Click Back to return to the previous form. Be aware that removing items from a specification can have adverse results in a project which has already been deployed. Close the form by clicking the X on the top right.1.9 Create Part World Parts are used in the catalogue to fully describe the components. A Part World (PRTWLD) is a top level administrative element. Click to highlight an item in the list then click Rename Items. 4. To open the Create Part World form select Create > Part > World from the main window pull-down.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications The list can be filtered using the standard filter tools provided in grid tables. Catref. Note: There are implications in removing an item from a specification which is already in operation. Click the Refresh List button to clear any filters applied. 4:25 12.

Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications Enter the Name to be assigned to the new Part World. 4:26 12. To open the Create Part Family form select Create > Part > Family from the main window pull-down. Enter the Name to be assigned to the new Part Family.10 Create Part Family A Part Family must be created below a Part World (PRTWLD). Select the OK button to create the new Part Family (PRTELE elements) and open the following screen. The form is divided into separate sub Tasks.0 .1. This form allows you to access various tasks which administer all aspects of a new Part Family. Select OK to create the new Part World (PRTWLD element) in the database hierarchy. 4.

0 . A new GPART element will be created in the database hierarchy below the Part World and a new part entry will appear in the Part Family form as follows: At this stage it is possible to select General Attributes to display the following sub form: The following form fields should be populated as follows: Name Type Subtype Description Comment Purpose Enter a suitable element name Enter a suitable value such as ELBO Enter a suitable value such as BW Enter an optional long description for the element Additional comment field for administrator use Enter an appropriate purpose such as PIPE Uncheck Allow References from Design to not allow the Part to be referenced in DESIGN (by default this is checked).Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications In the list of Tasks below View and Edit Properties there are two options available: General Attributes References Allows the general attributes of a GPART element to be edited Allows the references of the Part to be edited These selections are ghosted till a GPART is created in the database hierarchy. To create a new GPART select Create a New Part in the list of tasks. Click Apply Changes to commit the changes to the Catalogue database. 4:27 12.

Select Create Parts from Category to add elements below the Category to the Part Family list from the currently selected Category element. 2. Use the standard Track check box to allow the form to follow the currently selected element in the Catalogue Explorer. Close the form once edits have been made. Clicking this will open the following form: Click the CE button to populate the form with the currently selected element in the Catalogue Explorer. Creating Parts from a Category It is possible to create Parts from a previously created Category. pre-populated with a search criteria for a Category (CATE STCA). Click Use. Creating a Part Family from a Category is simply a case of selecting a previously created Category in the Catalogue Explorer and clicking on Create Parts from Category: 1. 4:28 12. Note: If the currently selected item is not a Category then a standard search form will open. In the Catalogue Explorer highlight a previously created Category. The input field will change depending on the currently selected attribute in the list. A full description of how to create a Category follows this section. 3. Type a new value into the input field and commit the change by clicking Apply. Highlight an attribute in the list and use the input field at the bottom of the form. The Write Access and Modify Allowed boxes will check depending on the status of the element (these boxes are for information only and cannot be changed from this form).Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications Click Edit All Attributes to allow manual edits to be made to all the attributes of the GPART.0 .

Creating a Part Family from a Template Area is simply a case of selecting a previously created Template Area in the Catalogue Explorer and clicking on Create Parts from Template Area: 1.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications 4. Select General Attributes.0 . Note: If the currently selected element is not a Template Area then a standard search form will open. pre-populated with a search criteria for a Template Area (TMAR). 4:29 12. Create Parts from Template Area As with Categories. Select Create Parts from Template Area to add elements below the Template Area to the Part Family list from the currently selected element. The General Attributes form allows changes to be made to the attributes of the Parts added to the Family. Values such as Type and Subtype can be changed as described in the previous section. it is possible to Parts from a previously created Template Area. In the Catalogue Explorer highlight a previously created Template Area. 2.

AAA SG SE Carbon Steel ASTM A53 GR A Schedule 40 Schedule 30 The rest of the code is the name of the catref. Weights etc. all elbows are Carbon Steel ASTM A53 GR A. The General Attributes form allows changes to be made to the attributes of the Parts added to the Family. Part Names Each part name should describe the component in full Material and Schedule Thickness. short codes can be incorporated within the part name. The Parts should be renamed and the description set as shown above. Values such as Type and Subtype can be changed as described in the previous section. Select General Attributes. For example: 100NB and 150NB Elbows are Schedule 40 whilst the 200NB Elbow is Schedule 30. 4:30 12. Part References Parts can reference database items such as Isometric Description and Material. The above shows typical part names and descriptions.0 .Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications 3.

The References form allows you to set the following reference attributes at GPART level. Select the desired element to reference in the Catalogue Explorer. 3D Model 3D Template 2D Symbols ISO Description ISO Material Bolts Weights Surface Treatment Catref Tmpref Drssref Detref Matxt Bltref Cmpref Srftref 3. 4. Click Apply Change to add the reference to the Part. Click CE 6.0 . Select the appropriate Reference Type from the Tasks Reference form (for example Bolts).Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications 1. Highlight a Part from the list of Parts in the Family 2. 5. The appropriate Part reference will then be set (Bltref in the case of Bolts). Select References. A description of the referenced element will also be visible: 4:31 12.

11 Create Category A Category (CATE element) must be created below a section (SECT element). To open the Create Category form select Create > Category from the main window pulldown. 8. To return to the Part Family form select Modify > Part Family from the main window pull-down. Close the form by clicking the X on the top right.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications 7. Enter the Name to be assigned to the new Category.1.0 . Depending on the purpose of a Category the appropriate element will be created in the Catalogue DB (CATE for piping and STCA for Steelwork). Select OK to create the new Category and open the following Category Creation form: 4:32 12. 4.

Geomsets and Datasets to which Component elements refer.0 .Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications Parameter Definitions Parameters define the size. Component parameters are defined in the Catalogue. All classes of Component can use component parameters. the other classes of parameters allow characteristics to be set during the design process. Structural Components can also use attached and owning design parameters. 4:33 12. They are used in setting the attributes of the Pointsets. geometry and other characteristics of Components. design parameters and insulation parameters.

do the following: 1. Highlight the parameter. Click the New button. do the following: 1. 2. This will append a numbered row to the Parameter Definitions list. Note: Only the last parameter in the parameter list can be deleted. To delete a parameter definition. Modify the description in the Description input field and click the Apply button. To modify a parameter description. Highlighting the last parameter entry.0 . Type a description for the parameter in the Description input field 2. do the following: 1.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications To add a parameter. Warnings will be issued because deleting a parameter definition does not change any component geometry or component property expressions that are dependent on the deleted parameter. A new parameter with value set to zero will be added to any component found that uses this parameter definition. Creating Components To create a component highlight Category in the Model Operations group: This will display the following sub form: 4:34 12. 2. The corresponding parameter value is removed from any component found that uses this parameter definition. Click the red cross to delete the parameter.

The parameters can be populated by clicking within a cell and entering a desired value. To edit the properties of the component.0 . The grid will also contain a column for each parameter created in the previous section. highlight an entry in the list and click Element in the Model Operations group to display the following form: The References form allows the attributes of the component to be edited.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications This sub form contains a grid listing all component elements currently below the Category. Change the component name by typing a new value over the Name field. 4:35 12. The following tools are available: New Copy Import Export Create a new component entry Make a duplicate of the currently selected component Import a spreadsheet containing a list of pre-defined components Export the current list of components to a spreadsheet Highlight a row and click the red cross to delete a component. Click Category Attributes to allow edits to be made to the attributes of the owning Category element.

Create P-Points Depending on the type of component it may be necessary to create a series of p-points. The following values can be changed by using the Catalogue Explorer to select an appropriate element: P-Point Set Geometry Set Data Set Bolt Holes Click Apply to commit the changes Click Back to return to the previous form. In the bottom part of the form choose a point type from the pull-down shown below: Possible values are as follows: Axial P-Point (PTAX) Cartesian P-Point (PTCA) Mixed Type P-Point (PTMI) Position Type P-Point (PTPOS) 4:36 12.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications A GTYPE must be set be selecting a value from the Generic Type pull-down.0 . 1. Select Point Ref: on the Model Operations Pane. 2.

Click the Copy button to create a duplicate of the Point Ref. Click Apply to commit the changes. 4.0 .Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications Depending on the selection made. a set of input fields will appear allowing the Point Reference to be populated as below: 3. 6. Click the Red Cross to delete the Point Ref 5. Click All Attributes to open a popup window allowing all attributes of the Point Ref to be edited as follows: 4:37 12.

Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications Display the P-points To display an axis in the 3D view pane check the Axes Radio button at the top of the Category form: The 3D view will display an axis as follows: Click the Representation button to change the way the 3D view draws the geometry of the element (when geometry is associated.0 . see following): 4:38 12.

on the Model Operations Pane: The Geometry References sub form will be displayed. From the Positive pull-down select a 3D primitive. Disc Dish User defined extrusion Alternative line Solid of revolution Rectangular Torus 4:39 12. The following options are available: BOXI LCYL LINE LPYR LSNO SBOX SCON SCTO SCYL SDIS SDSH SEXT SLINE SREV SRTO Boxing Cylinder Line Pyramid Snout Box Cone Circular Torus Cylinder defined by the distance to the bottom face from the origin and the height.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications Creating Geometry To reference geometry begin by selecting Geometry Ref.0 .

Possible selections are as follows: Default Nothing Removed From Attached Removed From Owner Removed From Item Removed From All Removed From Attached and Owner Removed From Attached and Item Removed From Owner and Item For a full explanation of Negative Primitives refer to the Catalogues and Specifications Reference Manual.0 . Note: For a full list of available Positive and Negative Primitives in PARAGON refer to the Catalogues and Specifications Reference Manual. Select from the Representation pull-down a value from the following choices: Unknown Default Profile Obstruction Profile Centreline Profile Obstruction Piping Reserved Piping Detail Piping Centre Line Detail With No Obst Detail Volume Obstruction Volume Insulation Volume Reserved Volume 4:40 12.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications SSLC SSPH TUBE Slope bottomed cylinder Sphere Tube If required select a Negative Primitive from the Negative pull-down. Check the Show Geometry Plot to display the primitive in the 3D view. The Napp pull-down is only available when using a Negative Primitive.

penalty volumes. 4:41 12. then whether a primitive is displayed or not in PARAGON depends upon the settings of its Tube Flag and Centre Line Flag. A Data Set can be created below a Section (SECT element) or a Category (CATE element). Whether a primitive is drawn or not depends on setting the following values: If the PARAGON LEVEL setting is within the LEVEL range specified for the primitive (as its LEVEL attribute) then the primitive will be considered for drawing. otherwise it will not be. the following is an example input area for an snout (LSNO). If the level condition is satisfied. 4.12 Create DTSE A Data Set (DTSE element) is a grouping of DATA elements. Click Copy to create a copy of the highlighted element.0 . access volumes.1.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications To define the obstruction level of the primitive when in DESIGN’s clash checking facility select from one of the following: None Soft Hard The primitive will not clash with anything (used for symbols and negative volumes) Used for insulation. etc DESIGN’s clash checking facility will report hard interference. For a detailed explanation of a Data Set refer to the Catalogues and Specifications Reference Manual. In Model Operations select Data Ref to create Data Set references. Similar functionality is available for Bolting References. Depending on the type of Primitive selected the Geometry Ref form will also provide an input area to specify the appropriate dimensions of the component. Close the form by clicking the X on the top right. To return to the Category form select Modify > Category from the main window pull-down. After populating the form click Apply to commit the changes. holding any catalogue data not stored more specifically elsewhere and which is required for use in DESIGN or DRAFT.

13 Catalogue Property Definitions Opened from Dataset form. 4. For a detailed list of definitions refer to the Catalogue and Specifications Reference Manual. 4:42 12. Close the form by clicking the X on the top right. The upper part of the form lets you specify the details for a single property. the CE button reinitialises the form to modify the DTSE element currently selected in the Members form (see Members).1. This form lets you create (or modify) a catalogue properties dataset. When modifying a dataset.0 .Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications To open the Create Data Set form select Create > Dataset from the main window pull-down. Enter a Name to be assigned to the new Data Set. The name of the dataset to be modified is displayed adjacent to the CE button. Click OK to create a Data Set (DTSE element) and open the Catalogue Property Definitions form (see following). while the lower part displays a list of all of the properties that are currently defined.

Note: Do not enclose the text between apostrophes (as is the standard PDMS convention) unless you want these to form part of the text string.1. This data.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications To return to the Catalogue Property Definitions form select Modify > Data Set from the main window pull-down.15 Detail and Material Text Create Detail Text Detail Text (DTEXT elements) hold any general text which is used to describe the corresponding component in schedules.0 . on isometric drawings and so on. 4:43 12. To return to the Text Definition form select Modify > Text from the main window pull-down. 4.14 Text Definition Text Definition (TEXT elements) can be used to store any textual data at almost any level in the database hierarchy. To open the Create Text Definition form select Create > Text from the main window pulldown. is restricted to a maximum of 120 characters. Use the pull-down to change the form to a modify mode. 4.1. Type over unset in the first input field to name the element. Type the required text string into the Text field. To open the Detail Text Definition form select Create > Detail from the main window pulldown. Click Apply to create the text element Close the form by clicking the X on the top right or click Dismiss. which is stored in the STEX attribute of the Text element.

For ISODRAFT populate the fields for Detail. Enter a name for the SMTE element in the top input field. Create Material Text As Material Texts are common across component types it is normal to create them in a separate section (below a SECT element). Material Text (SMTE elements) contain descriptive text describing the material(s) from which the physical component is constructed. From the Generic Type list select a desired value. 4:44 12. If required enter a Length and Quantity. For more information refer to the PDMS ISODRAFT Reference Manual.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications Enter a name for the DTEXT element in the top input field. Depending on the Generic Type a list of available Descriptions will become available. To return to the Detail Text Definition form select Modify > Detail Text from the main window pull-down. The Symbol Key is set automatically. Close the form by clicking the X on the top right or click Dismiss.0 . Click Apply to commit the changes. To open the Material Text Definition form select Create > Material from the main window pull-down. Interface B and Interface C. Toggle Create and Modify from the top pull-down.

Close the form by clicking the X on the top right or click Dismiss. 4. Optionally populate the Interface A and Interface B fields. A Draft Symbol Set should be created below a CATE or SECT element. To return to the Material Text Definition form select Modify > Material Text from the main window pull-down. Click Apply to commit the changes. To open the Draft Symbol Set form select Create > Draft Symbol Set from the main window pull-down. Toggle Create and Modify from the top pull-down.16 Draft Symbol Sets This Draft Symbol Sets form lets you define symbols for components to be used on Draft drawings.0 .1.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Working With PARAGON Applications Enter material text in the Material (ISODRAFT) field. Enter a Name to be assigned to the new Draft Symbol Set. Click OK to create a Draft Symbol Set (DRRSET element) and open the following form: 4:45 12.

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The Name will be populated based on the previous form. In the Description and Function fields enter an appropriate value The Purpose will automatically populate depending on the application currently active in PARAGON. Draft Symbol Sets can own a number of Draft Symbol Links (DRSYLKs). To add a Draft Symbol Link to the list click Add. To delete a Draft Symbol Link click Delete. Selecting a DRSYLK in the list allows its attributes to modified in the lower panel of the form. Draft Text or Symbol Templates (TXTM or SYTM elements) can be referenced by typing in their names, navigating to them in the Catalogue Explorer and clicking CE, or clicking the Search button to invoke a standard Search. The Criteria expression determines which Draft views the symbols will be used on. An expression can be typed into the combo gadget, or an existing expression can be selected from the drop down list. Clicking on a Draft Symbol Link in the list will add its Criteria expression to the combo, so that all expressions accessed during the current session are available. Refer to Create Part Family for creating a 2D Symbol reference to a DRRSET.

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Close the form by clicking the X on the top right or click Close. To return to the Draft Symbol Set form select Modify > Draft Symbol Set from the main window pull-down.

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The Properties form allows you to edit component properties such as weights and material data. To open the Properties form select Create > Properties from the main window pull-down.

Close the form by clicking the X on the top right. To return to the Properties form select Modify > Properties from the main window pulldown.

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The following section details the functionality available below the Utilities option in the main window pull-down when working within an application.

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The Convert Spec form allows older style specifications to be converted into new style GPART families or TABGRO element types depending on application mode such as Pipe or Steel. The conversion process takes all the referenced catalogue data from the incoming specification and creates the new structure, it will also create a new specification with the GPART reference at the same time. For non-piping specifications the Convert Spec creates a TABGRO>CTABLE>TABITE structure to match the incoming spec, so that the new selection option can be used when in DESIGN. To open the Convert Spec form select Utilities > Convert Spec from the main window pulldown. Note: The Convert Spec may not open instantly. Before the form is displayed a conversion list is built. While this process takes place a progress bar will be displayed at the bottom of the PARAGON interface.

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Using the Discipline pull-down select the type of specification to convert. The Source specification list will populate with the applicable specifications. From the Source specification list highlight the specification to be converted. You can change the display of the specifications by dragging a column heading to the group heading field. Select an entry in the Source specification list to display possible target elements in the database hierarchy for the converted Spec to output to. These are listed in the Destination Spec Worlds/Table Groups and Destination Part Worlds. If no destinations are listed the you can create new elements using Create Spec World (which will launch the Create Specification World) and Create Part World (which will launch the Create Part World).

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5:1 12.).1.1 Utilities The Pipework application provides the following added functionality below the Utilities option of the main window pull-down.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools 5 Additional Pipework Tools The following sections describe features which are only available when working specifically within the Pipework application of PARAGON. 5. It is used by ISODRAFT to determine what type of connection is used to join two elements (for example Butt weld. etc. To open the Edit CKeys form select Utilities > Modify Ckeys from the main window pulldown. Screwed. For more information relating to Coco Tables refer to Create Coco Table. To switch to Pipework application select PARAGON > Pipework from the main window pulldown.1 Edit Ckeys The CKEY attribute can be set for each pair of Connection Types in the COCO elements in the Coco (CCTAB) tables. For more information relating to ISODRAFT refer to the ISODRAFT Reference Manual .0 . 5.

Click the Dismiss button to commit changes and close the Edit CKeys form. Click the Delete button to remove selected COCO elements from the table. A confirmation dialogue is displayed. Modify CKey Select the a connection types from the list and click the Modify Ckeys button to display the following pop up form: Select the required CKEY from the drop down list and click OK. Click Cancel to close the form without change.0 .Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools Click CE when a CCTAB element is selected in the Catalogue Explorer to list the connection types. Click the Unselect All button to deselect all entries in the list. 5:2 12. Click the Select All button to select all entries in the list. in a grid list. Filter CKey Click Filter to open the following form and to allowing filtering of the list of Connections.

0 . 5.1.csv format) detailing the SKEYs and Pconns for all the elements in the selected specifications. 5:3 12.2 PCONN/SKEY Compatibility Reports The PCONN/SKEY Compatibility Report form allows you to generate a report (in . default %PDMSUSER%. Highlight the Spec Element you wish to report on by clicking an entry in the list. Click OK to apply the filter or Cancel to close the form without change. In the CKey Filter part of the form check the boxes for the CKey you want to display. The reports are saved into the selected directory. Use wildcards or specify filter rules in the CTYPE fields and toggle an And OR expression from the pull-down.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools The CType part of the form acts as a selection expression. To open the PCON/SKEY Compatibility Reports form select via Utilities > PCONN/SKEY Report from the main window pull-down.

To text boxes. Enter the SKEY you wish to modify into the SKEY text box and define the changes in the Modify Pconns From . The reports can then be viewed in a spreadsheet or text processor. 5.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools To highlight multiple entries hold down the CTRL button while clicking entries in the list. To open the Modify PConns form select Utilities > Pconns from the main window pulldown. To change the path where the report is generated. type a new value into the Directory field. 5:4 12. Select the specifications you wish to change. in the SPEC Elements list. The filename(s) will be the name of the Spec Element(s) selected. Click Unselect All to remove the highlight from all entries in the list.0 . Click Select All to highlight all entries in the list.3 Modify PConns The Modify PConns form allows you to change the connection types on the Ppoints of elements with a given SKEY for one or more specifications.1. Click Apply to output the report to the path specified in the Directory field of the form.

The changes are carried out and the details are shown in the Output list box.2. Note: Text box entries are case sensitive.2 Create The Pipework application provides the following added functionality below the Create option of the main window pull-down. Click OK to create a Wall Thickness Table in the database hierarchy and open the Wall Thickness Table window. 5.0 . The new Ctypes must be entered for each Pconn in numerical order.1 Wall Thickness Table Wall thickness tables are a reference list of elements with a bore and a wall thickness value. a report of the changes is saved to the file specified in the File text box. into the To text box. into the From text box. 5:5 12. This file will act as a macro to reverse the changes if you require so to do. 5. It can be run by typing ‘$M <Path & Filename>’ in the Command Window. Set the Purpose to PIPE. Note: The window is displayed with a default name based on the current element. separated by spaces. To create a Wall Thickness Table (WTHTAB) the user must first create or navigate to a Table World element (TABWLD) and then select Create > Spec Table > Wall Thickness Table from the main menu bar to display the Create Wall Thickness Table window.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools To select the Pconns to modify. To change all the Pconns for an SKEY enter a ‘*’ into the From box. enter the Ctype for each Pconn in numerical order. separated by spaces. If the Report changes to file box is checked. Click the Apply button. Enter the Name to be assigned to the new Wall Thickness Table.

5:6 12.0 . The user must select a list of bore sizes to match those in the specification from the Bores list.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools The Wall Thickness Table builds a set of wall thickness elements (WTHELE) matching the bore sizes in the specification to which it's applied.

5:7 12. To add the complete Bore list click Add All.0 .Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools Click Add to populate the Nominal Bores column.

the Remove and Remove All options become active allowing the user to remove Bores from the Nominal Bores list.0 .Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools After adding the required Bores. 5:8 12. the Wall Thickness values can be entered. After setting the required bores.

Each specification will reference its own specific Pipe Data table. Each Pipe Data Table will own a number of Pipe Data Elements matching the bore sizes of the specification components.2 Pipe Data Table Pipe Data Tables are designed to store bore specific data and are referenced by a specification. 5. corrosion allowance and flange excess allowance and these will be accessible for each component.0 .Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools When all the Wall Thickness values have been entered. 5:9 12.2. To create a Pipe Data Table the user must first create or navigate to a Table World element (TABWLD) and then select Create > Spec Table > Pipe Data Table from the main menu bar to display the Create Pipe Data Table window. Each pipe data element has attributes to identify wall thickness. click Apply to create the Wall Thickness Table.

5:10 12.0 .Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools Enter the Name to be assigned to the new Pipe Data Table. Set the Purpose to PIPE Click OK to create a Pipe Data Table in the database hierarchy and open the Pipe Data Table window.

0 .Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools Nominal Bores The user must select a list of bore sizes to match those in the specification from the Bores list. 5:11 12.

Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools Click Add to populate the Nominal Bores column.0 . 5:12 12. To add the complete Bore list click Add All.

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After adding the required Bores the Remove and Remove All options become active allowing the user to remove Bores from the Nominal Bores list. After setting the required bores the user must complete the three data columns. Wall Thickness Ref. Corrosion Allowance Flange Allowance A reference to an existing wall thickness table. A numeric value to represent the corrosion allowance at that bore. A numeric value or expression for setting extra tube lengths for flared or loose flanges.

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Wall Thickness Ref The Wall Thickness Reference column is a link to a set of wall thickness tables.

Rather than enter the values for wall thickness for each size, the pipe data element for each bore size is set to reference the values of a wall thickness table which enables a standard set of tables to be created and referenced by many specifications. Corrosion Allowance Corrosion Allowance provides data for applications like pipe stressing or to store the value from the specification definition. A single value of corrosion allowance can be set by setting the CORRO attribute of the pipe data table. It is not necessary to enter corrosion allowance values for each bore size unless the allowance changes for different bore sizes, in which case an entry is required for each size. Flange Allowance The flange allowance column allows a default method of specifying the extra material required for loose flanges or extruded.

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Any flange with an SCOM COMPYPE attribute set to ALLO will be considered as requiring extra material. If a flange requires an allowance then the value will be taken from the Pipe Data Table and put into the ALLOW attribute of the flange and the LOOSE attribute will be set to TRUE. The flange allowance value in the Pipe Data Table is an expression so it could be related to the wall thickness for example (10 * pwallth(1)) would give a value of 10 times the wall thickness at p1 of the flange. Referencing the Pipe Data Table In order to use the data within a Pipe Data Table, the table must be referenced by a pipe specification by setting the attribute Pdareference on the specification to the name of a Pipe Data Table. For example: PDAREF /A3B.PDATAB To do this the user must navigate to a specification in the explorer and then select Modify > Specification from the Paragon Main Menu bar to display the Modify Specification window.

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To set the Pipe Data reference, select the CAD View radio button and then click Edit CAD Atts. The Modify Specification window will now display the Cad Attributes.

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0 . On clicking Search the search panel is displayed. 5:17 12.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools The Pipe Data Table reference can then be set in the conventional way using the search tools to find suitable tables. Clicking Find will then search for all PDTAB elements and displays them in a list.

select a table and the click Use Selected. each spec component (SPCOM) has a reference to a Pipe Data Table (PDAREF) but importantly. select them from the list. 5:18 12. this may reference either a Pipe Data Table or a Wall Thickness Table. but in certain circumstances extra wall thicknesses will be required. select a Pipe Data Table and click Apply to set the values. The dual purpose is to allow a wall thickness to be set on a component without the need to create additional Pipe Data Tables.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools To set the reference. To accommodate this. click Apply. When the table name is displayed in the Pipe Data Table Ref field. To set the reference to individual components. Provision for None Standard Wall Thicknesses The wall thickness table references provided in the pipe data tables are intended to cover the majority of cases.0 . If a specification has a choice of tubes with different wall thicknesses then the Pipe Data Table can only provide one value.

it has been designed for the exclusive use with ISODRAFT and so is described in detail in the ISODRAFT Reference Manual. 5:19 12.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools 5. Bolt Lists are also used to group together Standard Bolt Elements (SBOL). Although the Bolt Table is part of the Catalogue Database.2.3 Bolt Table Utilities Bolt Tables are used to hold Bolt Length Tables (LTAB element) which store Standard Bolt Lengths for specific diameters (DTAB element).0 .

Click OK to create a Bolt Table (BLTA element) in the database hierarchy and open the Bolt Table Utilities window: 5:20 12. Refer to Storage Areas for further information. Set the Purpose to PIPE.0 . To use a pre-defined storage area.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools To open the Bolt Table Utilities form select Create > Bolt Table Utilities from the main window pull-down. check the Use Defined Storage Area box. Enter the Name to be assigned to the new Bolt Table.

Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools The Bolt Table Utilities window is divided into tabs which are detailed in the following sections. By default the Bolting Table Utilities window will open to the Bolt Lengths tab: 5:21 12.0 .

0 .Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools Create a Length Table To create a Length Table click Add Length Name and change the text in the Available Length Tables box to the required name. Click Apply Changes located at the bottom of the Bolt Table Utilities window. A new DTAB element is created in the database hierarchy: The Diameter Table allows a range of values to be input: 5:22 12. Clicking Delete Length Table will remove the currently selected item from the Available Length Tables list. Click Apply Changes located at the bottom of the Bolt Table Utilities window. A new LTAB element is created in the database hierarchy and the element will appear in the list of Available Length Tables. A Diameter Table can now be created: To create a Diameter Table click Add Diameter Table and change the text in the Diameter Table Name box to the required name. More entries can be added to the list of Available Length Tables by repeating the above steps.

3. Enter an end range value such as 60 in the End Length field. 2. 5:23 12. Click Apply Changes located at the bottom of the Bolt Table Utilities window. Enter a stepping value such as 5 in the Interval field. Click Delete Length to remove the currently selected Length. The newly created values will be displayed in the Length’s column. Enter a starting value such as 10 in the Start Length field.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools Populate the Diameter Table as follows: 1.0 .

5:24 12. To add a new row to the Single Bolt Elements table click Add bolt.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools Click Delete Diameter Table to remove the currently selected Diameter table.0 . highlight an entry and then type over the existing value. Clicking Delete Single Bolt List will remove the currently selected item from the Available Bolts list. More entries can be added to the list of Available Bolts by repeating the above steps. Create a Single Bolt Table Click the Single Bolting tab on the Bolt Table Utilities window.”. Click Apply Changes located at the bottom of the Bolt Table Utilities window. A new BLIS element will be created in the database hierarchy and the entry will appear in the list of Available Bolts. Click Add Single Bolt List and change the text in the Available Bolt Lists box to the required name. This will change depending on the selected entry in the list of Available Bolts. The caption above the Single Bolt Elements table states “Available Sbolt’s in . Click Dismiss to close the window.. With an entry highlighted in the Available Bolts list it is now possible to add Single Bolt Elements (SBOL) . then click Apply Changes located at the bottom of the Bolt Table Utilities window. To modify a value.

Click Apply Changes located at the base of the Bolt Table Utilities window. Additional attributes or Bolt Items can be added to the Single Bolt Element for example for washers. Refer to Create a Length Table. To replace a value in the list highlight an entry then enter new values in the fields and then click Apply Changes located at the base of the Bolt Table Utilities window. Create a Multi Bolt Table Click the Multiple Bolting tab of the Bolt Table Utilities window. nuts. To delete a Bolt Item click Delete Item. Enter the number of bolt items to be used when calculating bolt length. Specify any additional Bolt length required.0 . Enter the diameter for the bolt. Click Add Item to add a row to the Bolt Items list. Enter the length of the bolt. 5:25 12. etc. Enter a name for the bolt item. for example to cater for extra threads beyond the end of the Nuts. Populate the table with data as follows Item Length Item Name Enter a bolt item length.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools Populate the table with data as follows: Bolt Name Diameter Length Number of Bolts Extra Length Non Std Bolt Length Enter a name for the bolt element. Click Delete Bolt to remove a column of data. If a non standard bolt length is required select a DTAB element in the Catalogue Explorer.

Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools Click Add Multiple Bolt List and change the text in the Available Bolt List box to the required name.0 . Click Apply Changes at the bottom of the Bolt Table Utilities window. With an entry highlighted in the Available Bolts list it is now possible to add Multiple Bolt Elements. A new MBLI element will be created in the database hierarchy and the entry will appear in the list of Available Bolts. More entries can be added to the list of Available Bolts by repeating the above steps. 5:26 12.

.0 . Next highlight an entry in the “Available Sbolt’s in . Available SBOL elements will be listed in the column labelled “Available Sbolt’s in .” column.” column will show MBOL elements that are currently included in the selected Available Bolts list (the caption will change depending on the currently selected Available Bolts).” column (the caption will change depending on the name of the Bolting Table currently being edited). 5:27 12.. Click Delete Multiple Bolt to remove an MBOL entry from the list. Click Add Multiple Bolt to add a new MBOL entry.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools The “Mbolt’s in .. Click Add > to add the entry to the “Sbolts in ..” column...”. Click Add All >> to add all available Sbolt’s to the currently selected Multiple Bolts list. If Single Bolts have been created (refer to Create a Single Bolt Table) they can be added to the selected MBOL.. Click Remove All << to remove all Sbolt’s from the Multiple Bolts list..” column.. Click Remove << to remove the currently selected entry from the “Sbolt’s in ... the caption will change depending on the current Bolting Table: Highlight an entry in the “MBolt’s in .

In the Name text-box.4 Create Coco Table The Coco Table can be used to construct a Connection Compatibility table which sets out all of the permissible connection pairs. The table will still appear and the data in the grid will be readable but the table will be in read-only mode. If a matching pair is now found. enter the name to be assigned to the new table. If no matching pair is found then an ‘incompatible connection type’ error message is output and the second component is left in its original position and orientation. To open the Create Coco Table select Create > Coco Table from the main window pulldown. the table in question is from a read-only Master project.0 . for example. otherwise a similar check is made on the p-leave PCON attributes of each component. then a check is made to see if the p-leave PCON attribute of the first component and the p-arrive PCON attribute of the second component appear as a matching pair in the connection table.2. If there is such a matching pair then the components are connected.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools 5. If an attempt is made to connect two pipework components in DESIGN. 5:28 12. Click OK to create the new Coco Table (CCTA element) in the database hierarchy and open the following form: Note: The table will initialise with an error message as shown below if. the second component is ‘flipped’ and connected to the first.

Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools Select the required Connection types from the Available Connection Types list.0 . To remove all Coco’s click the Remove All << button. Add all available Connection Types to the Coco table by clicking the Add All >> button. Multiply selections can be made by holding down the CTRL key and using the left click on the mouse. 5:29 12. Add highlighted Connection Types to the Coco table by clicking the Add > button. When a connection type is added from the Available Connections Types list to the Coco table its value will be removed from the Available Connections list and vice versa. Remove a Connection Type from the Coco table by highlighting a light blue entry in the Coco table and click the Remove < button.

The figure below shows a populated Coco table and an example of the pull-down values available when making a connection: Note: Changes made in the table are only saved when the Apply is clicked. 5:30 12. Modifications to existing Coco configuration can be made by selecting a new value or deleting the configuration currently present to remove it. Until then they are held in the life time of the form. Click Apply to commit changes made to the table. If a new connection type is required that is not available in the pull-down list then simple type a new value into the cell.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools Coco Element Entry and Manipulation Click an empty cell in the Coco’s table to display a pull-down list of connection types.0 . If Dismiss is clicked then the changes will be lost.

Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools Adding and Removing Grid Data Columns If additional columns are required in the grid they can be added by right clicking the mouse button in the Coco table header to display the following options: Click Add Column to insert an additional Coco column to the table. Click Delete Column to remove the Coco table.0 . 5:31 12. you will be prompted to confirm this action: Click Apply to commit changes.

Coco Descriptions Click the Create/Modify Coco Descriptions button to open the following form: 5:32 12. Specifying Pipe End Conditions for use by ISODRAFT In the center bottom of the dialog is an ISODRAFT CKey pull-down. Each time a different connection type is selected in either the Available Connection Types list or the Coco’s table will display any previously created/modified Coco description (see Coco Descriptions) to you to aid the user when populating the form. Possible values are as follows: • • • • • • BW Butt Weld CP Compression FL Flange SC Screwed SW Socket Weld PL Plain For more information on ISODRAFT refer to the ISODRAFT Reference Manual. The pull-down becomes active once an entry has been populated in the Coco table.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools To remove a column. click on the column heading to make it active then right click the mouse button to display a Delete Column option. This pull-down box can be used to view and also modify the currently configured ISODRAFT CKey for that particular Coco combination element in the table.0 . Connection Type Descriptions In the bottom left of the Coco table form is a CType Description read-only text box.

Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools The Connection Compatibility Descriptions form allows a long description to be added to Connection Types. This form lets you create a new Nominal Bore World.0 . To add a description: Select a Connection Short Code from the pull-down list. the catalogue database is scanned for a NBRWLD element. To discard changes and return to the Coco Table form click Dismiss. the nominal bore-checking routine is switched to the user defined nominal bores. Click Apply to commit the change and add the description to the list.5 Create Nominal Bore World For users who require bores. If so. bolt lengths. When being switched from module to module. 5:33 12. 5.2. In the Description field enter an appropriate description of the Connection Type. To remove a description highlight an entry in the list and click Delete. To open the Create Nominal Bore World form select Create > Bolt Diameter/Length Table from the main window pull-down. Purpose on NBRWLD can be set to either BLEN or BDIA depending on whether the elements are being used to store metric/imperial equivalent Bolt Lengths or Bolt Diameters. a facility exists for the creation of tables that hold the required values in the catalogue database. bolt diameters. and rod diameters that are not included in the standard nominal values stored in the software.

These values a recorded in NOMIMB elements.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools Enter the Name and Purpose to be assigned to the new Nominal Bore World. Click OK to create a Nominal Bore World (NBRWLD element) and open the following form: Bolt Diameter and Length Tables Once a NBRWLD element has been created it is possible to add bore values to a table of nominal bores. 5:34 12.0 .

Click Dismiss to close the form and discard any changes which have not been applied. Delete a row from the Specification table. This option will be greyed out if the Specification table is already populated with data. The effect of this will be to set the PURP attribute of the NBRWLD to BLEN or BDIA. Remove highlighted entry from the right hand table.0 . 5:35 12. New bolt specifications can be entered directly in the cells of the new row.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Pipework Tools Left click to highlight an entry in the left hand list. A warning will be displayed prompting for confirmation. Remove all entry from the right hand Specification table. Add a new row of data to the Specification table. Select multiple entries by left clicking and dragging the mouse pointer. Save all of the entries in the Specification table to the bolting defaults file located in the PDMSUI environment variable cat\dflts directory. Add all entries in the left hand table to the right hand Specification table. To remove particular highlighted entries hold down the CTRL key and left click on a bore size. Add a row Delete a row Save Data to File Apply Populate the Specification table with equivalent values for millimetres and inches. ADD > ADD ALL >> Remove < Remove All << Grid Insertion Type Add highlighted entry from the left hand table to the right hand Specification table. Select the radio button to change between the equivalent bolt dimension or lengths. Apply the data input in the Specification table to the database below the NBRWLD element.

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1. 6. 6.1 Create The Steelwork application provides the following added functionality below the Create option of the main window pull-down. for example a BEAM. Profiles require a Geometry Set.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Steelwork Tools 6 Additional Steelwork Tools The following sections describe features which are only available when working specifically within the Steelwork application of PARAGON. a Data Set and a Specification to function correctly.0 . refer to Working With PARAGON Applications before continuing to read this section. All structural profiles have a Generic Type set via the GTYPE attribute of the SPRF element. TUBE. A Gtype is an abbreviated description (a maximum of four letters) that refers to a generic shape of a profile. The profiles are usually defined parametrically such that a single definition may be used for a wide variety of similar shaped profiles with different dimensions.1 Create Category for Profiles A Structural Profile is a 2D cross-sectional shape defined in the catalogue for later use in DESIGN. a Pline Set. There are a number of reserved GTYPES as listed below: Gtype ANG BSC RSJ BULB TUBE DINU DINI DINT Description Angle British Channel British Tapered I Bulb Flat Gtype JISU JISI BEAM TEE Description JIS Channel JIS Tapered I Parallel Flanged I Parallel Flanged Tee Section Rectangular Hollow Section Section Solid Round Bar Uneven Angle Circular Hollow Section BOX DIN Channel DIN Tapered I DIN Tapered Tee SCTN RBAR JANG 6:1 12. The Steelwork application uses tasks which are common throughout the PARAGON application. ANG and so on. To switch to Steelwork mode select PARAGON > Steelwork from the main window pulldown.

0 . 6:2 12. Select Create > Section to open the Create Section.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Steelwork Tools The reserved Gtypes are held in the file %PDMSDFLTS%UI-GTYPE-SELEM. Select Create > Catalogue to open the Create Catalogue. Referring to Parameter Definitions create a set of parameters with the following Descriptions: Make sure that the values are also populated by using the sub form as illustrated below: Click on Element in the Model References part of the form to open the References sub form. The Category for Profile form is similar in layout to a standard Create Category. A Profile Category must reside below a STSE which in turn must reside below a CATA element. Create a new Steelwork Catalogue in the database hierarchy with the purpose set to STL. The References sub form allows basic editing of attributes as well as references to elements contained in the Structural Profile. If new Gtypes are required then the read only attribute must be removed from the file and then use the Generic Type Definitions to edit the list. Create a new Steelwork Section in the database hierarchy with the purpose set to STL. This is a read only file. Enter a suitable description of the Structural Profile. Name Description Specify the name of the Structural Profile. Select Create > Category for Profile. but contains added sub forms specific to Steelwork Profiles.

All geometry sub forms have Component Visibility. Pick or specify a P-Line Set element from the database hierarchy (Automatically set if a Geometry Ref set is later create using the Category form). Pick or specify a Data Set element in the database hierarchy (Automatically set if a Data Ref set is later create using the Category form). Click on Geometry Ref in the Model References part of the form to open the Geometry References sub form. these are used to control the way the geometry behaves in the 3D view and with other geometry when created. Data Set P-Line Set Click Apply to commit the changes. 6:3 12. Refer to Understanding Parameters for a detailed explanation of Parameters. select the New pulldown to expand options for SREC.SANN and SPRO. There are three components that may be used to define the geometric shape of the profile.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Steelwork Tools Generic Type Parameters Profile Geom Select from the pulldown from a list of standard GTypes. Click Back to return to the main Category form. Pick or specify a positive geometry element from the database hierarchy (Automatically set if a Geometry Ref set is later create using the Category form). Profile Geometry Components A Profile Geometry is created using Parameter values so that one definition can be used for any size of profile. Lists the Parameters specified in the Parameter Definitions form.0 . Drawing Level and Obstruction options.

0 . X Co-ordinate (PX) Y Co-ordinate (PY) Axis (PLAX) Angle (PANG) Radius (PRAD) Width (PWID) Offset X (DX) Specify position in the X axis Specify position in the Y axis Define axis orientation Subtended Angle attribute may be any angle up to a maximum of 180° External Radius Annulus Width Offset of X co-ordinate of centre of annulus between ends of the profile 6:4 12.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Steelwork Tools Selecting SREC will display input criteria for a Structural Rectangle (SREC) as follows: A Structural Rectangle (SREC) is a profile geometry component comprising of a simple rectangle. A Structural Annulus (SANN) is a profile geometry component comprising of a circular arc. An SREC consists of the following attributes: X Co-ordinate (PX) Y Co-ordinate (PY) X Length (PXLEN) Y Length (PYLEN) Axis (PLAX) Offset X (DX) Offset Y (DY) Offset X (DXL) Offset Y (DYL) Specify position in the X axis Specify position in the Y axis Specify length in x axis to define shape Specify length in y axis to define shape Define axis orientation Offset of X co-ordinate of centre of rectangle between ends of the profile Offset of Y co-ordinate of centre of rectangle between ends of the profile Difference in rectangle dimensions in the X direction Difference in rectangle dimensions in the Y direction Selecting SANN will display input criteria for a Structural Annulus (SANN).

Offset of the Y co-ordinate between start and end of the profile. 6:5 12. Click on Modify Points in the SPRO sub form to enter vertices. either clock wise or anti-clockwise. A Structural Profile is a shape defined by a series of vertex elements placed at each change in direction of the shape. the Neutral Axis (NA). X Co-ordinate (PX) Y Co-ordinate (PY) Radius (PRAD) Offset X (DXL) Offset Y (DYL) Offset Radius (DRAD) Local X position with respect to the profile's origin. -VE tapers inwards from start to end. Change of external radius between ends of profile.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Steelwork Tools Offset Y (DY) Offset Radius (DRAD) Offset of Y co-ordinate of centre of annulus between ends of the profile. Each vertex is defined with the following attributes.e. Offset of the X co-ordinate between start and end of the profile. a Circular Hollow Section (Gtype TUBE) must be made of two SANN components. Change of fillet radius between the ends of the section. When defining the vertices the following practices should be observed to ensure correct results: • • • Vertex numbering should maintain rotational order. Lines between vertices should not self intersect or cross each other. When creating an enclosed shape consider using two touching SPRO components to simplify the shape. Local Y position with respect to the profile's origin. Selecting SPRO will display input criteria for a Structural Profile (SPRO).0 . +VE tapers outwards from start to end. Change of width between ends of profile Offset Width (DWID) As the subtended angle cannot be greater than 180°. The shape must have a minimum of three vertices. i. Fillet radius of the profile at the vertex position.

Click New to add a row.PARA[3]) (-PARA[1] / 2 + PARA[3]) (-PARA[1] / 2 + PARA[3]) (-PARA[1] / 2) (-PARA[1] / 2) PRAD (PARA[3] * 2) 0 0 (PARA[3]) PARA[3]) 0 0 (PARA[3] * 2) The resultant Structural Profile should be displayed as follows in the 3D preview: 6:6 12. Sample Structural Profile In the following example a Structural Profile with the following representation will be created: In the Geometry References sub form create a new SPRO. Set the Drawing levels to 5 to 8.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Steelwork Tools Each row in the list of points represents a vertex point. The numbering will start in the top left-hand corner and go in a clockwise direction.0 . Click Copy to duplicate a row. Set Obstruction to Hard and check the Tube Flag check box The SPRO requires 8 vertices. Click OK to complete adding points and return to the Structural Profile (SPRO) sub form.PARA[3]) (PARA[1] / 2 . Click the red cross to delete a row. For vertex 1 enter the following values into the Modify points form: Vertex 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 PX (-PARA[2] / 2) 0 0 (-PARA[2] / 2 + PARA[3]) (-PARA[2] / 2 + PARA[3]) 0 0 (-PARA[2] / 2) PY (PARA[1] / 2) (PARA[1] / 2) (PARA[1] / 2 .

It is important to define Plines at every significant part of the profile to allow connectivity.0 . justification and positioning.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Steelwork Tools Create Pline Sets Click Plinesref in the Model References part of the form to open the Pline Definitions sub form. For the rectangular hollow profile the following Plines will be used: 6:7 12.

Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Steelwork Tools In the P-Line definitions form create five new P-Line definitions as illustrated below: Enter the below data into the P-Line Definition form. PKEY TOS LTOS RTOS RBOS LBOS BOS LEFT RIGH PX 0 (-PARA [2] / 2) (PARA [2] / 2) (PARA [2] / 2) (-PARA [2] / 2) 0 (-PARA [2] / 2) (PARA [2] / 2) PY (PARA [1] / 2) 40 (PARA [1] / 2) (-PARA [1] / 2) (-PARA [1] / 2) (-PARA [1] / 2) 0 0 PLaxis Y Y Y -y -y -y -x x 6:8 12.0 .

These are expressed in Profile Parameters (see Understanding Parameters). The Y offset of the Pline from the profile origin (Neutral Axis). 6:9 12. This is important as it is used to determine the orientation of fittings and joints. Enter a suitable description of the Pline. eg NA is Neutral Axis. The most important attributes are: P-Line (Pkey) A maximum of 4 letter name for the Pline. if applicable.0 . Click on Data Ref in the Model References part of the form to open the Data References sub form. These are expressed in Profile Parameters (see Understanding Parameters). A PLIN element has several attributes which play an important part in varying uses of a Pline.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Steelwork Tools The P-Line Definition form creates PLIN elements in the appropriate database hierarchy. The direction of the PLine. Description (DESC) Axis Direction (PLAX) X Co-ordinate (Px) Y Co-ordinate (PY) Level Tube Flag Create Data Sets Data sets allow parameters to be set on the profile which can be later queried from the Design Module. determines the visibility of the Pline and may be set to TRUE (checked) or FALSE (un-checked). A data set must have a DATA element for each of the profile parameters and. The Pkey is normally an acronym of the Pline description. TOS is Top of Steel. determines the drawings level on which the Pline will be visible (default 0-10). DATA elements may also be used for information purposes and may contain expressions that refer to other SPRF attributes or parameters. any design parameters. Data sets (DTSE elements) own DATA elements. The X offset of the Pline from the profile origin (Neutral Axis).

e. Numeric. Select Create > Section to open the Create Section. RRAD for Root Radius. Used mainly with design parameters. what the parameters and design parameters (if any) will be and any other data that may be applicable. depending on the engineering requirement. Before entering data it is good practice to sketch the joint to help determine what geometry components are required. A joint require a 3D Positive Geometry Sets and/or a 3D Negative Geometry Set. Joints can consist of positive and/or negative 3D geometry components and may be any shape that can be defined by these components. Integer. Select Create > Catalogue to open the Create Catalogue. where the origin will be. The default value for the property. i. Bore. e. Parameterised Property expression. Parameterised Property expression. 6:10 12. The expression that is evaluated when the property is queried. Joints may be complex or a simple. Joints are usually defined parametrically such that a single definition may be used for different size combinations of the Owning and Attached section’s Gtype. A Joint Category must reside below a STSE which in turn must reside below a CATA element. Maximum of 4 characters.0 .Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Steelwork Tools Description Key Enter a full description of the property. Create a new Steelwork Catalogue in the database hierarchy with the purpose set to STL. The expression that is evaluated when the property is queried. a Pline Set. the time and effort spent on their creation. Property type. May be selected from Distance (default).g. but contains added sub forms specific to Steelwork Joints. Create a new Steelwork Section in the database hierarchy with the purpose set to STL. Logical or String. a Data Set and a Specification to function correctly. Parameterised Property expression. what the axes will be.1. used to identify the property when queried. Select Create > Category for Joints.2 Create Category for Joints Structural joints are catalogue components that are referenced via the Spref attribute of an SJOI element and are associated with the owning and attached members of the connection. This is usually an acronym of the parameter or property. a 3D Point Set. The Category for Joints form is similar in layout to a standard Create Category. Definition Type Default Expression 6.

i. Set Design Parameter No. Therefore.600 2 . This joint has one design parameter. with respect to the Pline axes. for Model Parameters.200 6:11 12. attached and design parameters.e.0 . The negative extrusion will be created at the joint origin and then moved to its correct location. Design Parameters and Owning Parameters and Attached Parameters must be set. Rathole Radius. the SLOO for the NSEX lies in the XZ plane. Set the Attached Parameters 1 to 200 and 2 to 120 Set the Owning Parameters as follows: 1 . The Posline of the SJOI will be NAR. Select Settings > Model Parameters from the main menu to display the Model Settings. The NSEX will require five vertices whose positioning attributes will be expressed in terms of owning. the Paaxis and Pbaxis of the SEXT will be set to Z and -X respectively. and the geometry uses some parameters from the owning and attached sections.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Steelwork Tools To achieve the above layout. two Negative Structural Extrusions (NSEX) will be used. 1 to 25.

10 Create the Joint Geometry Click on Negative Geom in the Model References part of the form to open the Negative Geometry References sub form.OPAR[3 ] / 2 ) ( OPAR[2 ] / 2 . In the Modify Points form populate the following data: Vertex 1 2 3 4 5 6 PX 0 ( OPAR[2 ] / 2 . enter the following values in the position attributes: PX 0 6:12 12.OPAR[3 ] / 2 + DESP[1]) ( OPAR[2 ] / 2 .0 . The NSEX must be moved to its creation position.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Steelwork Tools 3 .OPAR[3 ] / 2 ) ( OPAR[2 ] / 2 .OPAR[3 ] / 2 + DESP[1]) 0 PY 0 0 (OPAR[4]) (OPAR[4] (OPAR[4] + DESP[1]) (OPAR[4] + DESP[1]) PRAD 0 0 0 0 (DESP[1]) 0 Click OK to close the Modify Points form and return to the NSEX. Click Modify Points.100 4 . In the A Axis (PAAX) enter Z In the B Axis (PBAX) enter X In the height enter (APAR[2] + 20mm) Check Tube Flag and leave the remaining fields as the default value. Select NSEX in the pulldown to open the Negative Extrusion Definition sub form.

In the pulldown select Cartesian P-Point PTCA to expand the appropriate input form. Click on Pline Ref in the Model References part of the form to open the Pline Definitions sub form. New create 14 P-Points and populate the values as in the table below: NO. Click on Point Ref in the Model References part of the form to open the Point Set References sub form.10mm) The second negative extrusion is an exact copy of the first except the Pbaxis is in the opposite direction.OPAR[3] / 2 + DESP[1]) (OPAR [2] / 2 – OPAR [3] / 2) (OPAR [2] / 2 – OPAR [3] / 2) 0 0 (OPAR [2] / 2 – OPAR [3] / 2) (OPAR[2] / 2 .Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Steelwork Tools PY (-OPAR[1] / 2) PZ (-OPAR[2] / 2 .OPAR[3] / 2 + (DESP[1] / SQRT(2))) (OPAR[2] / 2 . Create the Pline Set The Pline Set will contain a single Pline.OPAR[3] / 2 + DESP[1]) (OPAR [2] / 2 – OPAR [3] / 2) 6:13 12. This will be used for all joints unless a joint requires more than one Pline. Create Point sets For this joint there will be a Ppoint at each vertex of the NSEX and one on the circumference of the rathole. The Ppoints will be located on the centreline of the attached member.0 .OPAR[3] / 2 + (DESP[1] / SQRT(2))) (OPAR[2] / 2 . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 PX (OPAR[1] / 2 – OPAR[4] – DESP[1]) (OPAR[1] / 2 – OPAR[4] – DESP[1]) (OPAR[1] / 2 – OPAR[4] – DESP[1] / SQRT(2)) (OPAR[1] / 2 . Click Copy to create a copy of the original NSEX element and change the PBAX field to –X.OPAR[4]) (OPAR[1] / 2 .OPAR[4]) (OPAR[1] / 2) (OPAR[1] / 2) (-OPAR[1] / 2 + OPAR[4] + DESP[1]) (-OPAR[1] / 2 + OPAR[4] + DESP[1]) (-OPAR[1] / 2 + OPAR[4] + DESP[1] / SQRT(2)) (-OPAR[1] / 2 + OPAR[4]) (-OPAR[1] / 2 + OPAR[4]) PZ 0 (OPAR [2] / 2 – OPAR [3] / 2) (OPAR[2] / 2 . Create a new Pline with a Pkey set to NA and set the description to Neutral Axis. Leave all other attributes with the default value. in which case a new Pline Set will be required which will still include an NA Pline. the NA.

3 Create Category for Fitting Using the Steelwork mode of PARAGON it is possible to create a structural fitting such as a Lifting Lug using data sets and design parameters. 6:14 12. The Category for Fittings form is similar in layout to a standard Create Category. A Fitting Category must reside below a STSE which in turn must reside below a CATA element. Referring to Parameter Definitions populate the form with a set of data as follows: Make sure that the values are also populated. Create a new Steelwork Catalogue in the database hierarchy with the purpose set to STL.1. 13 14 PX (-OPAR[1] / 2) (-OPAR[1] / 2) PZ (OPAR [2] / 2 – OPAR [3] / 2) 0 Create Data Set The Data Set only requires one DATA element for the design parameter.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Steelwork Tools NO. Select Create > Category for Fittings. Now that a Category has been create. Click Data Ref in the Model References part of the form to open the Data References sub form.0 . In the Key enter RRAD In Definition enter Design Parameter Enter 1 in the No field From Type Select Distance Set the Default to (25) Click Apply. but contains added sub forms specific to Steelwork Fittings. In the Description field enter Rathole Rad. Select Create > Catalogue to open the Create Catalogue. a part world and specification can be created which can be used within DESIGN. Select Create > Section to open the Create Section. 6. Referring to Creating Geometry select Geometry Ref in the Model References part of the form. Create a new Steelwork Section in the database hierarchy with the purpose set to STL.

Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Steelwork Tools Click on Geometry Ref in the Model References part of the form to open the Geometry References sub form. Click Data Ref in the Model References part of the form to open the Data References sub form.0 . Create a New SBOX element by selecting SBOX in the Positive pulldown and populate the remainder of the form as illustrated below. Initially the Geometry References sub form will appear unpopulated. Create the first data element by clicking NEW and declare this as a Design Parameter as below: 6:15 12.

Click NEW to add a new point. Highlight a row and click Copy to duplicate the point. Click Modify Points to open the Modify Points sub form. Create a set of Lug Profile points as below: 6:16 12.0 . Enter values into the columns of the newly created point. Populate the form as below.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Steelwork Tools Create three additional Data References with the Definition set to Expression and values as follows: Description Height of Hole From Base Lug Radius Hole Diameter Key LHEI LRAD LHOL Expression 100 40 50 The populated form should appear as follows: Click Geometry Ref in the Model References part of the form to open the Geometry References sub form. Select SEXT from the Positive pulldown to create a new Structural Extrusion.

Populate the NLCY element with the following values: 6:17 12.0 .Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Steelwork Tools Referring to Create P-Points select PPoint Ref in the Model References part of the form. Select Cartesian P-Point (PTCA) then populate the form as below: Click Geometry Ref in the Model References part of the form to open the Geometry References sub form. Click on the SEXT element in the list of Geometry References Select NLCY from the pulldown list of Negative geometry.

Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Steelwork Tools Once the form has been populated open the Representation form: Click Holes Drawn to display the NLCY as a hole in the Structural Extrusion. Create a new Steelwork Catalogue in the database hierarchy with the purpose set to STL.1. Select Create > Category for Templates. 6:18 12. then selected from DESIGN. Create a new Steelwork Section in the database hierarchy with the purpose set to STL. 6. Select Create > Section to open the Create Section. The Category for Templates form is similar in layout to a standard Create Category. The value of 1 provides the best visual quality and a value of 10 being the most optimised for speed.0 . The following section demonstrates how to create a Part Family with three different pump sizes. Select Create > Catalogue to open the Create Catalogue. A Template Category must reside below a STSE which in turn must reside below a CATA element. but contains added sub forms specific to Steelwork Templates.4 Create Category for Templates In PARAGON it is possible to define parameters for a template which can later be used in DESIGN. To improve the rendering level of the curve on the lug specify a numeric value of 1-10 in the Arc Tolerance field. At this point a Part Family and Table Group can be created from the Category.

close the Category for Templates form.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Steelwork Tools Referring to Parameter Definitions populate the form with a set of data as follows: Create three new components with the following parameter values. Design Parameters may be used.0 . however. In the Tasks part of the Create Part Family form select Create Parts from Category. Click New to add a new component. To rename a component simply type a new value in the name field. Profile geometry components normally only use those defined for the profile. Now that a set of parameters have been defined. When components are added to the list they are auto named with a numeric identity. 6:19 12.5 Understanding Parameters There are several different types of parameters available in PARAGON. 6. Refer to Create Part Family to open the Create Part Family form.1. Add a new part world to the database hierarchy using the Create Part World.

fittings.5 0. joint and penetrations Fittings. joints and penetrations Joints and penetrations Fittings.119° 4 1348 4 8 156 Parameter Syntax Expressions in the structural application of Paragon require a specific syntax. 2)) Q (min (5.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Steelwork Tools Parameter Types Type PARA DESP OPAR APAR ODESP ADESP Description Parameter Design Parameter Owning Parameter Attached Parameter Owning Design Parameter Attached Design Parameter Structural Usage Profiles. 4. square parentheses are used to contain parameter numbers and there must be a space either side of a mathematical operator.5 1 90° 180° 45° 68. 6:20 12.g. round parentheses are used in the expression to control the sequence of calculation. fittings. 50. The following table shows the different operators available with query examples: Operator + * / SIN COS TAN ASIN ACOS ATAN ATANT MIN MAX SQRT POW ABS Description add subtract or minus multiply divide singe of angle (degrees) cosine of angle (degrees) tangent of angle (degrees) arc sine ( degrees) arc cosine (degrees) arc tangent (degrees) arc tangent of two lengths minimum of two or more values maximum of two or more values square root raise to the power of absolute value Query Example Q (10 + 10) Q (10 – 20 – (100)) Q (10 * 10) Q (10 / 10) Q (sin (30)) Q (cos (60)) Q (tan (45)) Q (asin (1)) Q (acos (-1)) Q (atan (1)) Q (atant (5.0 . joint and penetrations Profiles. 8)) Q (max (1. joints and penetrations Joints and penetrations Parameter Operations Parameter values may be manipulated using mathematical operators to derive the appropriate value for the geometry component. e. 1348)) Q (sqrt (16)) Q (pow (2. 3)) Q (abs (-156)) Result 20 -110 100 1 0.

Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Steelwork Tools When the expression is entered. ON.6 Component Visibility. the component will be visible on drawing levels 4 through 8 inclusive in the graphics window. Level The Level attribute contains two numbers indicating the inclusive range of the drawing levels that the component will be displayed on.1.0 .g. Drawing Level and Obstruction 2D and 3D geometry components have a number of attributes that control the representation in the graphics window. For structural geometry components it is essential that Tubeflag is set to TRUE.e. if a components Level attribute is set to 4 8. For SPRF components it is usual to create three geometry definitions with the appropriate components on different drawing levels. Paragon re-evaluates the expression and it may appear different to the way it was entered if it is edited. either via an appropriate form or via the command line. e. The most important of these attributes are: Tubeflag The Tubeflag attribute may be set to TRUE or FALSE (the default) and is effectively an ON/ OFF flag for component visibility. for example: Simplified: Level 0 – 4 Obstruction value 0 This representation is used in Draft if an isometric view of the profile is required. i. 6:21 12. Some typical expressions are: (PARA [1] / 2) (PARA [1] / 2 – PARA [4] – (PARA [2] / 2 – PARA [3] / 2) / 2 * TAN (8)) (OPAR [4] * COS (30)) (.OPAR [1] / 2 + APAR [4] + DESP [6]) (ODESP [1] / 2 – ADESP [1]) 6.

Obstruction and Tubeflag to be set. SREC and SPRO creation sub forms have a Representation button that enables pre-set values for Level.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Steelwork Tools Actual: Level 5 – 8 Obstruction value 2 This representation is used for most 3D and 2D graphics as it is the true representation of the profile. Obstruction The Obstruction attribute informs the clash detection facility whether a geometry component should be considered as: Hard Soft None Obstruction value of 2 Obstruction value of 1 Obstruction value of 0 The SANN.0 . The following table gives the details of the Representation available: Representation Default Profile Obstruction Profile Detail Level 0-10 3-5 6-8 Obstruction 2 2 0 Tube flag FALSE TRUE TRUE 6:22 12. Obstruction: Level 9 -10 Obstruction value 1 This representation is used for the obstruction volumes of the profile.

Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Steelwork Tools Representation Profile Centreline Piping Obstruction Piping Reserved Piping Detail Piping Centreline Detail with No Obst Detail Volume Obstruction Volume Insulation Volume Reserved Volume Level 0-10 0-10 0-10 0-10 0-10 2-10 2-10 9-10 7-10 8-10 Obstruction 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 Tube flag FALSE FALSE FALSE TRUE FALSE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE 6. 6:23 12.7 Profile Specification To open the Profile Specification form select Create > Profile Spec from the main window pull-down.0 .1.

Enter a value in the Description field such as "SWE Standard". The left-hand list shows a list of generic types (GTYPES) below the selected STCA element. depending on how your structural catalogue is configured. while the right-hand list shows the profiles in the selected category. By default. Possible values for Owner Type are as follows: Section Category Catalogue Any To change the name of the Profile Spec type over the default value in the Spec field. Set the Sort by generic type and Owner type pull-down. The 'removed' entries will only be shown (marked with a * symbol) if the Hidden button above the list is set to On. To reverse the process. To prevent one or more profiles or complete categories being included in the specification. 6:24 12. If more than one is available. By default the Profile Specification form will attempt to load all profiles below the catalogue explorer CE. as below: Click Load CE button at the top of the form to load in all profiles below the CE. select them in the relevant list and click the Remove button below that list.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Steelwork Tools Much of the functionality available in the Profile Specification form is available in the standard Create/Modify Specification forms. all profiles in a category will be included in the specification. select a 'removed' entry and click the Reinstate button. select the one below which the new SPEC element is to be created. Selected from the Material pulldown to set a Material reference. The Sort by Generic Type will usually be set to Yes and the Owner Type option to either Section or Category. The Spec World pulldown button lists all available SPWL elements for the appropriate generic Type (as controlled by the setting of the PURP attribute. see Create Specification World). To select a different set of profiles to include in the specification. Enter value in the Standard field such as "mats". However the Profile Specification form simplifies creation of Profile Specifications by only including fields relevant to that type of specification.0 . The upper part of the form lets you specify details of the overall SPEC element to be created. Sort by generic type may be either Yes or No. select a steel catalogue (STCA) or a steel section (STSE) in the catalogue explorer which contains profiles. The options available are dependant on the Materials already defined in the project (an example value may be "Aluminium or Aluminium cast"). the lower part lists all profiles below the current level in the catalogue and lets you specify which profiles are to be included in the specification.

When the lists show only those profiles which are to be selectable via the new specification. Click Modify to apply the change to the GTYPE list. Clicking the GTYPE button will reset the value to the first available GTYPE. click OK to build the specification.0 . highlight a GTYPE in the list and then enter value in the Description field (below the GTYPE button).Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Steelwork Tools To add a description to a GTYPE. To change a GPTYPE highlight the entry and then select from the pulldown list of available GTYPES (to the right of the GTYPE button). 6:25 12.

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To switch to Spec Generator mode select PARAGON > Spec Generator from the main window pull-down 7. 7. 7:1 12.1 Display The Spec Generator application provides the following added functionality below the Display option of the main window pull-down. To open the Specification Structure form select Display > Spec Structure from the main window pull-down.1 Specification Structure The Specification Structure form displays a summary of the currently selected specification in the hierarchy.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Spec Generator Specific Tools 7 Spec Generator Specific Tools The following sections describe features which are only available when working specifically within the Spec Generator application of PARAGON.1.0 .

SECT or CATE) that contains all nozzles that are to be accessed via the new specification. the lower part lists all nozzles below the current level in the catalogue and lets you specify which ones are to be included in the specification. The specification simply acts as an index to allow any required nozzle to be located easily. you should have created at least one Specification World with its PURP attribute set to indicate its suitability for storing nozzle specifications. 7. and the SPEC purpose set to NOZZ.2 Create The Spec Generator application provides the following added functionality below the Create option of the main window pull-down.1 Nozzle Specification The Nozzle Specification form lets you build up a specification by reference to the attribute settings of existing nozzles in the catalogue database. Before you begin.0 .Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Spec Generator Specific Tools Use this form to quickly view the structure of a selected Specification. The upper part of the form lets you specify details of the overall SPEC element to be created.2. 7. To build such a specification. The earlier sections of this manual detail the preferred method of creating Specifications within the Catalogue Database. To open the Nozzle Specification form select Create > Nozzle Spec from the main window pull-down. Set the purpose for NOZZLE spec to EQUI. The Spec Generator contains forms which will be removed in later versions of PARAGON. navigate to a catalogue element (CATA. 7:2 12.

2.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Spec Generator Specific Tools If required. To prevent one or more nozzles or complete categories being included in the specification. Click OK to create the new specification. select the one below that the new SPEC element is to be created. 7:3 12. The left-hand scrollable list shows the category (CATE) elements. When the lists show only those nozzles which are to be selectable via the new specification. you can create an empty Specification element and then modify it by reference to any specified catalogue item. The Spec World option button lists all available SPWL elements for the appropriate generic type (as controlled by the setting of the PURP attribute). check that you are at SPWL level. In practice. The 'removed' entries will only be shown (marked with a * symbol) if the Hidden button above the list is set to On. select a 'removed' entry and click the Reinstate button.0 . Enter the Name to be assigned to the new Specification. If more than one is available. Profiles). all listed nozzles will be incorporated into the specification. change the default settings for Spec. click OK to build the specification.2 Create Specification The Create Specification form available in the Spec Generator application is used when creating Specifications for Nozzles or Structural Steel. select them in the relevant list and click the Remove button below that list. 7. By default. To open the Create Specification form select Create > Specification while in the Spec Generator from the main window pull-down.e. To reverse the process. The Generic Type option button currently restricts you to Equipment (with a corresponding Spec Type of Nozzles) or Structural Steel (with a corresponding Spec Type of Steel Sections. Enter a meaningful Name and Description. To create a Specification in this way (perhaps for later modification). Choose the one you want. you can only create Specifications for structural profiles or equipment nozzles using this method. Enter a Description for the specification and select the appropriate generic and type specification. while the right-hand list shows the nozzles in the selected category. i. Description and Standard. In principle.

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Select Create > Catalogue to open the Create Catalogue. mainly because there are more choices and combinations available to the end user. Select Create > Section to open the Create Section. To switch to Room Design mode select PARAGON > Room Design from the main window pull-down. A Room Design Category must reside below a STSE which in turn must reside below a CATA element. Create a new Catalogue in the database hierarchy with the purpose set to ROOM.0 .1 Create The Room Design application provides the following added functionality below the Create option of the main window pull-down. Create a new Section in the database hierarchy with the purpose set to ROOM. 8.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Room Design Tools 8 Additional Room Design Tools The following sections describe features which are only available when working specifically within the Room Design application of PARAGON. To create a Category select Create > Category for Room Design from the main window pull-down. 8. 8:1 12.1.1 Create Category for Room Design For Room Design the format is slightly different to other "Category" definitions.

Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Room Design Tools The following selections are available below Create Type: General Room .Wall Panel Information Panels .0 . The contents of the delivered defaults file is as follows: Either additions or changes are allowed.Grid Profile The database hierarchy is set depending on the choice made in the "Create Type".Hangings Fire Protection .Detectors Ceiling .Grid Lights Ceiling .Extinguishers Furniture .Windows Electrical Fittings Fire Protection . The defaults file can be found in the following folder: PDMSUI>cat>dflts>room-design-defaults The PDMSUI folder location is dependant on the installation of the machine being used and can vary. as the forms rely on the format for correct operation. Click OK to open the Category form and create the appropriate database structure in PARAGON as follows: Room . 8:2 12. as long as the correct file format is followed.Tiles For a detailed explanation of the selections available below Create Type refer to the Room Design User Guide. The available choices are defined in a defaults file and can be customised.Chairs Ceiling . Enter an appropriate Name.

and is also used as the description of the owning element in PDMS.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Room Design Tools Format is important. • • • • First column is descriptive. From this point use of the "Modify Category" is as other modules. and can be seen in the "description" attribute.0 . Second being the "FUNC" attribute required. but the user can have as many options as they feel they need to achieve the required combination of element types. The column 1 of each line is used for the text in pull-down menu selections of the Create Category for Room Design form. Five through the end of the line describe the hierarchy required for a given type of Room Design element to be defined in the catalogue. and must be consistent with what PDMS allows. Third and Fourth describe the ownership of the remaining hierarchy. 8:3 12.

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9. To create a Category for Cable Tray select Create > Category for Cable Tray from the main window pull-down. including types such as Elbows. 9.0 . 9:1 12.1. Click OK to create the following database hierarchy and open the Category form. Tees.1 Cable Tray Use the Create Category for Cable Tray form for the creation of the actual cable tray elements. Straights etc. Enter a Name.1 Create The Electrical application provides the following added functionality below the Create option of the main window pull-down.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Electrical Tools 9 Additional Electrical Tools The following sections describe features which are only available when working specifically within the Electrical application of PARAGON. Crosses. To switch to Electrical mode select PARAGON > Electrical from the main window pulldown. Make sure the Purpose is set to TRAY. Risers.

2 Cable Cores The user can define the Cable cores.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Electrical Tools Definition of the Cable Tray elements is as in other modules. Once defined all elements can then be used in other catalogue element structures. TABGRO and subsequently used in DESIGN using appropriate selection techniques. 9. 9:2 12. being a task of building up the model data using the references and modelling techniques used elsewhere.1.0 . for example GPARTS. and set them for use in the Cable application.

Make sure the Purpose is set to CORE. Clicking on this option will display the following sub form: 9:3 12. and includes the additional functions shown here in the category form. An option for Cable Core Set is available in the Model References part of the Category form. Definition of cores is slightly different to other category types. Enter a Name. Click OK to create the following database hierarchy and open the Category form.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Electrical Tools To create a Cable Core select Create > Category for Cable Core from the main window pull-down.0 .

The following fields are also available: Number (NUMB) Purpose (PURP) Description (DESC) Core Tag Core Group 9:4 12.0 . Click Copy to duplicate a currently selected Cable Core. As new Cable Cores are created the will be visible in the table. Click on the red cross to delete the currently selected Cable Core.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Electrical Tools Click New Core to create a new Cable Core.

Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Electrical Tools The above screen shot shows a populated Cable Core form which would result in the following database hierarchy: The SCOM here would typically reference a "ccorse" (Cable Core Set). users can copy the SCOM using the normal "Copy" routine in the category grid: 9:5 12. if more than one cable core set is required.0 .

for example GPARTS.3 Cable Node Representation Use the Create Category for Node Representation form when the user is required to define the necessary representation of the Cable Nodes in design. user would then use the category form to re-reference the new CCORSE element. Click OK to create the following database hierarchy and open the Category form. Once defined all elements can then be used in other catalogue element structures.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Electrical Tools then using normal "Copy" from main menu for the CCORSE element in the category. which will eventually be drawn on drawings as symbols.0 . TABGRO and subsequently used in DESIGN using appropriate selection techniques. Make sure the Purpose is set to REPR.1. 9. To create a Cable Node Representation select Create > Category for Cable Node Representation from the main window pull-down. 9:6 12. Enter a Name.

Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Electrical Tools Once defined all elements can then be used in other catalogue element structures. Elements would be defined as in the example shows above.0 . TABGRO and subsequently used in DESIGN using appropriate selection techniques. the geometry is defined to make the symbol as the user wishes to see it eventually in design. 9:7 12. for example GPARTS.

0 . it would be then required to create GPART Family. MAIN. example The references here would then point to the previous SCOM elements defined. SEAM and PENE elements. 9:8 12. in this case. the CABLE application in DESIGN uses the GPART as reference for the representation of the desired element types.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Electrical Tools Once defined as SCOM elements.

Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Equipment Tools 10 Additional Equipment Tools The following sections describe features which are only available when working specifically within the Equipment application of PARAGON.1 Create The Equipment application provides the following added functionality below the Create option of the main window pull-down. 10:1 12. 10.1 Table Group The Equipment application allows Table Groups to be created for the purpose of selecting equipment and equipment electrical components in the DESIGN application. To create a Specification World select Create > Selection Table > Spec World from the main window pull-down. A Table Group (TABGRO element) must be created below a Specification World (SPWL).1. Enter a name and purpose on the displayed form: Click OK to display the Table Group Selection form. To create a Table Group select Create > Selection Table > Table Group from the main window pull-down.0 . 10. To switch to Equipment mode select PARAGON > Equipment from the main window pulldown. For details of this form refer to Application Modes within PARAGON.

10:2 12. Click Table Attributes to open the Table Attributes sub form.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Equipment Tools The Table Group form makes use of Task based sub forms similar to those used in the Specification and Part Family forms.0 .

Click Back to return to the list of tasks.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Equipment Tools In the Description field enter an appropriate explanation of what the Table Group is to be used for. In Discipline select a value from the pull-down. The Edit Heading sub form opens and allows changes to be made to the Description. On the task panel. The Add Heading sub form opens. In the Status field enter any additional tracking information that may be useful for identifying the status of the specification. Enter a Description for the new Table and click Apply. valid options are: Unknown Room Design Cable Equipment HVAC Steelwork The Sub-Discipline must be set to EQUI for the selection table to be presented to the Design Equipment Application user. click Add Heading to create a new table in the Table Group. Name and Purpose attributes of the Table. The following are optional fields useful for tracking certain activities in the database: In the Input By field enter the name of the administrator creating the new specification. Click Apply to commit the changes. 10:3 12. In the Issue field enter an issue number.0 .

Click Back to return to the list of tasks. This allows you to add a heading to the Table. Click Edit Heading Questions to open the Edit Questions sub form. The Questions table to the left of the form lists all the current Heading columns in the Table.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Equipment Tools Click Apply to commit the changes. remove and re-organise the order of the columns to be included in the Table. Select a Question Type from the pull-down. Click to add a column to the Table Group header Click to remove the currently selected heading from the Table Group Click to move the currently selected heading up the list (changing the order the heading will be displayed) Click to move the currently selected heading down the list (changing the order the heading will be displayed) In the Purpose field enter an appropriate heading identifier. possible values are as follows: 10:4 12.0 . Using the buttons below the table the user can add. Enter a value for the Header Description.

10:5 12. This entered here is dependant on the selection made in Answer Type. Now the selection data (Answers) is added to columns (Questions) in the table. The value entered here is dependant on the selection made in the Question Type. Select an Answer Type from the pull-down. Select one or more entries in the list of Table Items. Click Apply to commit the changes. For a detailed explanation of GPARTS refer to Create Part Family Form. or you can navigate to a GPART element or to a PRTELE element that owns GPART elements and select these.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Equipment Tools Text Word Expression Attribute Enter the appropriate value into the Question field. For example if Text was selected. enter a text string. This can be achieved by specifying the search criteria to find all GPART elements that will appear in this table. Click Back to return to the list of tasks.0 . For example if Text was selected. This form allows answer values to be set for each of the selected Table items. enter a valid text string such as 'Vertical'. Click Edit Selection to open the Edit Items sub form. Now add the parts to this table. Click Add Items (from CE) to add the currently selected GPART items in the Catalogue explorer to the list of Table Items (TABITE elements) in the Table. possible values are as follows: Text Word Real Boolean Enter a value for the Default Answer (if required).

In the Answer field enter a value if desired.0 . The only difference is in the SubDiscipline must be set to ELEC on the Table attributes sub form. The Equipment application allows Table Groups to be created for the purpose of selecting equipment electrical components in the DESIGN application. such as VPUMP.2 Equipment Electrical Component Selection Equipment elements can contain electrical component (ELCONN) elements that represent electrical components within an equipment. and can be used for filtering the selection of Equipment items available to design users. 10:6 12. Use the radio buttons to toggle the Table Items to be Active or Inactive. Cables are connected to ELCONN elements. This is achieved by using the Table Group form described in the previous section. if the project has a User Defined Element Type :VPUMP. then the Equipment application user will be presented only with Table Items that have answer VPUMP to the TYPE question. This will appear in the selection table presented to the user in the Equipment Design application. There is a special case for a Question with Purpose TYPE. All questions other than Type are filtered by the user using the functions available on the Equipment Selection form. The Format pull-down will display the valid answer type.1.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Additional Equipment Tools Highlight an entry in the Questions list. For example. for example Single. 10. This will be used by the equipment selection application to filter automatically on User Defined Element Type.

0 . 11. 11:1 12. 11.1 Surface Treatment Table Groups The Equipment application allows Table Groups to be created for the purpose of setting up specific Surface Treatments (refer to Surface Treatment Definition) for parts prior to being applied to a model in the DESIGN application.1 Surface Treatment The Equipment application provides the following added functionality below the Create option of the main window pull-down.1.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Purpose Specification Tables 11 General Purpose Specification Tables The following sections describe the creation of Table Groups and Specification Tables which fall outside the more common tasks detailed in earlier sections of this guide. To open the Table Group form select Create > Selection Table > Table Group from the main window pull-down.

GENE Generic Selection Criteria for the surface treatment SPEC.0 . A TABGRO must be created for the following types of selection table: • • • • IPSP Selection criteria for the inside surface treatment SPEC of PIPES/HVAC based in the PSPE. FACE Selection criteria for the surface treatment SPEC based on the FACE CODE of the owning ZONE. When dealing with a Surface Treatment a TABGRO will reference a PART family listing all the surface treatments that are to be available to the project (refer to Create Part Family).Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Purpose Specification Tables A Table Group (TABGRO element) must be created below a Specification World (SPWL). OPSP Selection criteria for the outside surface treatment SPEC of PIPES/HVAC based in the PSPE. 11:2 12.

In the Issue field enter an issue number.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Purpose Specification Tables The Table Group form makes use of Task based sub forms similar to those used in the Specification and Part Family forms. Click Back to return to the list of tasks. valid options are: Unknown Accommodation Electrical HVAC Steelwork The following are optional fields useful for tracking certain activity in the database: In the Input By field enter the name of the administrator creating the new specification. Edit the basic attributes of the Table Group and display the following sub form: In the Description field enter an appropriate explanation of what the Table Group is to be used for. 11:3 12. Click Apply to commit the changes. Click Add Head Heading to open the Add Heading sub form. In Discipline select a value from the pull-down.0 . In the Status field enter any additional tracking information that may be useful for identifying the status of the specification. Click Table Attributes to open the Table Attributes sub form.

The Edit Heading form allows changes to be made to the Description. Enter a descriptive name such as ‘IPSP from PSPE of PIPE/MAIN’.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Purpose Specification Tables The Add Heading sub form prompts the user to enter a description for the Table Group. Name and Purpose attributes of the Table Group. Click Apply to commit the change and go directly to the Edit Heading form below: The Edit Heading form is opened either via the Add Heading form or by clicking Edit Heading Attributes from the parent form.0 . 11:4 12.

Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Purpose Specification Tables Enter appropriate values in each field and click Apply to commit the changes. the TABGRO (Table Group) and all the TABITE elements (Table Items) must have their purpose attributes set to IPSP and OPSP.0 . The Edit Questions form allows you to build the Heading row of the new Table Group. Note: Inside and outside surface treatments can be assigned based on the PSPE attributes of the PIPE or HVAC elements. In this case. 11:5 12. Click Edit Header Questions to open the Edit Questions sub form. Click Back to return to the parent form.

OPSP and so on. Enter a value for the Header Description.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Purpose Specification Tables The Questions table to the left of the form lists all the current Heading columns of the Table Group. For example if Text was selected. The value entered here is dependant on the selection made in the Question Type. enter a valid text string such as ‘C150’. possible values are as follows: Text Word Real Boolean Enter a value for the Default Answer (if required). possible values are as follows: Text Word Expression Attribute Enter the appropriate value into the Question field. Click Add Items (from CE) to add a currently selected GPART in the Catalogue explorer to the list of Table Items in the Table Group (TABITE elements). Click to add a column to the Table Group header Click to remove the currently selected heading from the Table Group Click to move the currently selected heading up the list (changing the order the heading will be displayed) Click to move the currently selected heading down the list (changing the order the heading will be displayed) In the Purpose field enter an appropriate value such as IPSP. Click Apply to commit the changes. For example if Expression was selected. Using the buttons below the table the user can add. Click Back to return to the parent form. enter a suitable expression such as ‘NAMN OF PSPE OF PIPE’. Select an Answer Type from the pull-down. Select a Question Type from the pull-down. 11:6 12. This entered here is dependant on the selection made in Answer Type. remove and re-organise the order of the columns to be included in the Table Group.0 .

Highlight an entry in the Questions list. for example Single. The Format pull-down will display the valid answer type. Use the radio buttons to toggle the Table Group to be Active or Inactive. Click on the entry in the list of Table Items to highlight the entry. 11. 11:7 12. This form allows answer values to be populated with a value.0 . predefined using normal CATE and SCOM definitions. Click Edit Selection to open the Edit Items sub form.2 Bolting Specifications A Bolting Specification is based on a set of existing bolts. To create a Bolting Specification begin by selecting PARAGON > Pipework. In the Answer field enter a value if desired.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Purpose Specification Tables The list of Table Items will populate as follows: For a detailed explanation of GPARTS refer to Create Part Family. such as C150.

Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Purpose Specification Tables Select Create > Specification > Specification from the main window pull-down. Select PIPE or Steel as the Purpose.b. The Heading Type will appear pre-populated based on Use Standard Heading Sets option selected in the Headings sub form. 11:8 12. Click Apply followed by Back to return to the main Tasks form. Enter the Name to be assigned to the new Specification. The form will appear pre populated. Click Apply to set the attributes for the bolt tables. Click Add Headings to open the Headings sub form. Ref field enter the name of an existing Nominal Bore Table or select it from the Catalogue Explorer. In the N. Click Back. These values will be used later when selection of sizes takes place. Click Edit CAD Atts to open the Cad Attributes sub form. Click Add New Items to open the Add Items sub form.0 . The Questions and Defaults table will automatically populate accordingly. Select OK to create the Specification (SPEC element) in the database hierarchy and open the Specification form. In the Headings sub form click Use Standard Heading Sets to display a list of Standard Headings. Click Apply to return to the Headings sub form. Click BOLT.

Subsequent additions can be made to the final specification by adding BTYPe’s to the returned results. For example enter WASH or NUT in the Btype field and select Apply to rebuild the specification. Click Apply to create the specification. 11:9 12.Catalogues and Specifications User Guide General Purpose Specification Tables The Size Range will reflect the data retrieved when the Nominal Bore Table was selected.0 . In the Add From part of the Add Items sub form select an existing SCOM element in the database by inputting the name or using the CE or Search feature. In the BTYPe field enter the value STUD.

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. . . . . . . Get Other Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-53 H Header . . . . . . . . 3-53 Index page 1 12. . . . . . 3-38 F Failed Reference .3-34. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gtype . 3-14 LE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-35 History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13 G GE . .0 . . . . . . . . . . 7-2 CATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-46 DTSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-38 3-31 3-31 3-38 3-24 C CATA . . . . . . 4-42 L Last Modified . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10 DIAM . . . . . . . . 3-38 element attributes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2 CAUTION . . . . 5-5 Customised Data Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14 I ID Cursor . . . . . . . . . .Catalogues and Specifications User Guide Index A ABORE . . . . . . . . . . . 3-25 CYLI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14 COCO . . . . . . .3-52. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-55 D DAC restrictions . . . . . . . . . . 3-53 DISH . . 3-27 Footer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-38 N E ELBO . 5-1 Clock . 3-21 CCTAB . . . . . . . . . . . 3-53 DRSYLK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-35 B Backtrack Mode . . . . 3-38 LT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Getwork . 5-1 CKEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-34. . . . . . . 3-53 EQ . . . . . . . . 5-1 Ctype . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-38 O OBST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-36. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-38 NE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15 SKEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4 SLCY . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13 PURP . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-34 U Unhighlight . 3-36 Index page 2 12. . . 7-3 SPWL . . . . . . . . . 3-36 W WORLD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-36 vtext . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 Pick. . . 7-3 R REPORTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-33 S Savework . . . . . . . . . . 3-36. . . 7-2 Since Extract . . 3-13 V VALV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-31 SECT . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-34 vlog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . 5-4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15 Since Stamp . . . . . . 7-3 T template-name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Catalogues and Specifications User Guide P Page Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-35 Path & Filename . . . . . . 5-5 Pconns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-53 SPEC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-38 vval . . . . . . . . . . . . .