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..... 13 3.....................................1 DRAFT database hierarchy ...................2 Intelligent Text...............................................................................................aveva............................. 35 Exercise 3 .............. 24 4.........................5 Using this guide ......1.........................2 Current Element Definition........................................................................................ 48 6.......................................................................................2 Changing the Grid Spacing............. 37 6...................... 19 3.................................................................3 DEPT and REGI attributes .......6 User Defined View (Intelligent text) ........... 9 1.................................................10 Creating local rules.......... 18 3........................................... 18 3.........5 User Defined View (Scale).. 37 6....................1 Aim................................................................................ 9 1.............................................................................. 9 1....................................................................................2 Creation of user defined VIEW.......... 16 3............................................................................................................. 30 5 Creating Drawings and sheets .............................. 24 4............. 29 Exercise 2 .................................................. 27 4...................2.............................................................3...................... 47 6..6.........................3 Pens (and Fonts) ...................................................................... 36 6 Creation and modification of Views...................... 44 6...........2 User Defined View (View menu).............................................3 Creating Drawings explicitly.....2......................................................3 Positioning Elements on a Grid (Snap)............................................ 23 4..................................................4 User Defined View (General) .....................................................................Viewing Controls ................................. 37 6.............1 Mouse buttons .............8 User Defined View (Change Highlighting) ...................6.....................................................................2.....................................................................................................7 Resetting the Draft View ................................2 Creating a REGI (Registry) ...........................................1 Creating Drawings and Sheets ...............................8...............................................................4 Displaying Toolbars ...................................................................................................................................................2 Creating the DRAFT hierarchy............................10 Settings User Defaults ............. 17 3.......6 Using the mouse and keyboard to manipulate the view of the sheet............... 14 3....................................................4 Creating Drawing Sheets explicitly ........1 User Defined View (Frame menu) ...................3...........................................................2..... 25 4............................................................ 18 3......................... 46 6...................................... 49 Exercise 5 – Creating a User Defined View (Equipment arrangement)............................................................................................................. 11 3 Getting started .........1 Size and Units.......................... 40 6.......................................................................................................3 Displaying the Explorer windows......................................................8 Grid ........... 36 Exercise 4 ............................................ 16 3......2................................................................................... 19 3........................................................... 14 3....................................... 9 2 DRAFT features.................. 25 4................................................................................1 Creating a DEPT (Department) ...1................................................... 37 6...... 31 5............................. 25 4........................................2............................................................................1 Creating Drawings from a Template .......2...................9 Saving and Restoring Views . 33 5...............3...................................1 Displaying and Hiding the Draft Grid ..................................................................1.........................................Create a drawing from a template..................................................................................................................................... 34 5.................................................2..............................................................................................1 User defined view..................................................3.... 14 3...Contents 1 Introduction ..................5 Displaying the Draft Drawing Sheet ....... 21 4 The PDMS DRAFT database hierarchy ..............com ................................................................................................................................................. 47 6...... 31 5..................1................. 50 5 www.....................................................................................................................2...................................................................................2....................................8...........1 Entering a DRAFT Session.....................................8...................................................................................................................................................... 23 4...........................................3 User Defined View (Graphics menu) ..............2 Keyboard Commands (Zooming and Panning) .. 9 1..............2 Creating Drawings from a Default Template......................................... 15 3..................................................... 13 3..................................................................................................2........................ 9 1............................2 Objectives .................................................... 41 6...7 User Defined View (Attributes) ......................................................................................................................................................................... 20 Exercise 1 .................................... 19 3..............................................................................................................................................................................................................9 User Defined View (Update Design on Apply)................................................... 27 4.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3 Prerequisites.....................................Create a drawing explicitly ............................................................ 31 5....................................................Create the DRAFT hierarchy ...........................................4 Miscellaneous ..........................2....................... 48 6.....................................4 Course Structure ..........................................................

..................................4..................................................... 71 7.................................5.............1 Creating Angular Dimensions ...3 Linear Dimensions .......................................... 99 Exercise 14 ........................................................................4.................................................................................3.....................4............................................2 Modifying angular dimensions graphically .....................................................1 Construct Group................................................................................................................................. 67 7..................... 72 7............................................................. 77 Exercise 10 – Dimensioning the drawing (Equipment Arrangement) .................4 Hide/Show Labels..............5...........................................................................................4...................7.....................4 Limits Defined View (Scale) .................. 106 9.......... 54 6............................................................. 94 8..................... 103 9.................................................................... 105 9.............................8 Creating Symbolic Labels Example ................................ 80 Exercise 12 – Dimensioning the drawing (Piping Arrangement).....................................................................2 Shapes ..........2 Position .....................Creating a Limits Defined View (Structural Arrangement)................................................................................................................................................................................1 Labelling hierarchy .............8............................................................................................................... 89 8..............................................................1 Creating General Labels .....................................................3........................ 67 7.................5........................3. 95 8......6 Label Placement ......... 63 6................4................... 95 8............................3...........................................................7 Creating General Labels Example ..............4................................................................................................................................aveva.................................................................................................4 Text ............................... 103 9...................................................1 2D Drafting Hierarchy ............................................................................. 75 7.........................................................................................................6........................................3 Creating primitives........................................................1 Dimension Hierarchy ...........................................................................................3........................................................................2 Creating / Modifying Layers ..................................................................................................................................... 89 8.................. 82 7...... 87 8 Labelling ...................................... 59 Exercise 8 .................................... 78 Exercise 11 – Dimensioning the drawing (Structural Arrangement).......................... 105 9.......................... 104 9.............................. 58 6...........................................................6....................................................................................................................................................... 106 9......................... 64 7 Dimensioning ..................2 Limits Defined View (Limits Menu) .................3 Modifying Linear Dimensions Graphically...............................................4.......1 Limits Defined View (General Menu) ............... 84 7.......................................................................6 Positioning Dimensions using Modify Mode ................................................................................................................. 84 7.............2 Positioning General Labels using Modify Model.................................................................................................................................................................1 Predefined frames.............................................. 54 6.............................................. 55 6...................7 Angular dimensions...........................................2 Dimension Types.3 Creating Labels .............................................3..................................................1 Creating Linear Dimensions........................................ 90 8.... 89 8......5 Intelligent Text ...... 63 Exercise 9 – Creating Predefined Views ................................................................................................ 103 9................7..5 Construct .........................AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Exercise 6 – Creating a User Defined View (Piping arrangement) .....................................................................3 Limits defined view ............................................................................................................................................5 Label Blanking......................... 58 Exercise 7 – Creating a Limits Defined View (Equipment Arrangement) ........................... 85 7....... 93 8............1 Lines.............................................. 54 6............................... 94 8.................................................................... 55 6............. 85 Exercise 13 – Creating Radial and Angular Dimensions..............................................5 Limits Defined View (Matchlines)..................................................Labelling .................................................................................................................................................... 67 7..............................................................................................2 2D Copy ......4 Creating a Dimension (Example) ................................................................................................... 100 9 2D Drafting..................................... 106 9.........................2 Creating Sheet Note and View Note elements .4............................. 107 6 www............................................... 95 8........................................................................................4 2D Primitives.............................................................................................................3 Limits Defined View (Limits).........................8 Radial dimensions....................................................2 Deleting dimension points.................................................................................................................................................................................3 Symbols ..........................................1 Select .......................... 90 8.......................................................................................................................... 61 6......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 105 9....................... 85 7.............................................................................6 User Defined View (Update Design on Apply)........................................................................................ 56 6.......4..................3 Creating Symbolic Labels ....... 52 6..........................4 Creation of limits defined VIEW.............................................................................................4 Modifying Linear Dimensions........ 68 7.......1 Creating Radial Dimensions ................................4.............. 70 7........... 70 7...... 97 8.........................5 Creating views with predefined frames .......................................... 68 7............... 92 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..5...............................................................................................................................................................6 Parallel Lines ........................................................................7 Tangent Line ...................... 108 9..................................................8............................................................................. 109 9................................ 116 10 Section Planes ..........................................................................10 Bisector Line ..............................................5..................... 110 9..................................................................1 Edit>Primitive ....... 110 9............................. 111 9..................................................................... 124 Global Hidden Line ..........5 Chamfers.........5........................................................................ 109 9.............................. 122 Appendix A................................................................................1 Load Text .....................................5....................................................................................................................................... 112 9......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................5 Edit>Line Gap ............................................ 119 10......................................................................... 110 9................................................................................................................................................................................. 123 Modelled Wireline .....................6........ 110 9.....6............................ 109 9......... 128 www......................................................................................................................1 Section Planes...........................8 Edit>Demolish Symbol..........................7 Edit>Rotate ............ 123 Local Hidden Line ......................5......................6................................................................................... 118 10........ 110 9..............................................8 Ray Line ........................................................................................................2 Added 2D Text to a View Note ................................................... 112 9.... 127 Intelligent Text...............2 Creating Flat Planes........................................................................................................................................................ 111 9..........................................................................................................3 Modifying Flat Planes .................................................5... 124 Universal Hidden Line......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 125 Appendix B.......................6.........................................................................................3 Dynamic Primitives ...9 Edit>Action Group..................................................................................................................11 Local Symbols .........................................1 Creating a New Note.........................4 Edit>Move Node By ..........................................com 7 ................................................................................. 112 9......................................................................................................................... 120 Exercise 16 – Section Planes .......3 Repeat..6 Edit>Line Trim................7 Utilities (2D) ......................................................................... 107 9.................................................................................................................................6..5........ 118 10.................................8 Creating 2D Primitives Example ................................................................................................... 108 9........................... 109 9...................................... 110 9..................................8.......................................... 108 9................. 108 9....................................................................9 Constructed Line... 110 9........................................... 123 Wireline ..........4 Flat Plane Example.................................2 Sketch Drafting .............................................................................................................................................................2 Edit>Move Primitive/Node To ........................................................................................................................5.............6...........................aveva......6....... 112 9..............................................6 Edit..................6...........................7.... 110 9.................................................................................................................... 110 9............................................................................................................................ 127 Alternative Character Set...............................5...........................................................................................................7...................................... 111 9........................................6.............AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 9......7.................. 114 Exercise 15 – 2D Draughting .......... 120 10....................................................................................................4 Fillet Arc .................................................................................................................... 110 9................................................9 Adding 2D Primitives to a Drawing Sheet Note .............................................3 Edit>Move Primitive By ........

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5 Using this guide Certain text styles are used to indicate special situations throughout this document. Understand the use of Section Planes and create a Flat Section Plane 1. Menu pull downs and button press actions.1 Aim During the course participants will learn the basic functions required to produce. Label and Annotate Drawings. Dimension.4 Course Structure Training will consist of oral and visual presentations. Are indicated by bold dark turquoise text. 1.e. Be able to create scaled and non scaled Views using various methods. 1.3 Prerequisites Trainees should have attended “TM-1001 AVEVA Plant (12 Series) PDMS Foundations” and be familiar with Microsoft Windows 1. Information the user has to Key-in Will be red and BOLD Annotation for trainees benefit Additional information Refer to other documentation System prompts should be bold and italic in inverted commas i. 'Choose function' Example files or inputs will be in the courier new font.2 Objectives To understand the DRAFT hierarchy Be able to create Drawings and Drawing Sheets.CHAPTER 1 1 Introduction Draft is the AVEVA Plant Drawing Production and Annotation Module. dimensioned and annotated drawings. populated with model objects.aveva. 1.com 9 . and complete the set exercises. The Drawing information is taken directly from the Design or Draft Databases and is therefore intelligent so will update automatically to reflect any Design Changes. This will be used by the trainees to practice their methods. colours and styles used as before. demonstrations and set exercises. Each workstation will have a training project. www. here is a summary.

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The format. if necessary. like other DRAFT data. data and future updates of this AutoCAD drawing are not possible from the model. ensures that the annotation always reflects the current state of the design model. As the title of the application infers. It allows the designer to generate fully annotated engineering drawings directly from data in the PDMS Design model. Within DRAFT there a number of applications that are used for specific functions associated with the production of drawings. Drawings can be easily updated to reflect changes in the design model. www. combined with a simple update operation. However it should be noted that once this action is done. using the normal editing options in DRAFT. Direct reference to the design data. this application enables the designer to produce annotated drawings automatically. Symbols and drawing frames can be exported from AutoCAD directly into DRAFT. As with labeling. Also. This application imports drawings directly from DRAFT into AutoCAD. A set of rules determine how the annotation is generated. Architectural and Engineering values. direct reference to the design data ensures that the annotation always reflects the current state of the design model with a simple update operation. Labels can be attached to any design element and used to display any attribute of the design element. AutoDRAFT is not covered in the training course. These applications are General Auto drawing production AutoDRAFT Administration The DRAFT GUI has been designed to allow the designer to generate and retrieve industry standard engineering drawings efficiently.aveva. content and appearance of the labels are controlled by the designer. The DRAFT drawing can be created with any view angle and the representation of the drawing graphics is controlled by representation rules that are pre-defined by the project administrator. The designer can add dimensioning and other annotations with information taken directly from the model. Autotagging is a quick solution for automatically generating labels that match a tagging rule. The scale of the drawing can be selected from a set of Metric. The drawings can be edited. Automatic drawing production is not covered in this training course. Various levels of wireline and hidden line removal can be used. Dimensions are calculated directly from the design model. 2D drafting allows the designer to generate additional 2D annotation on the drawing sheet.com 11 . the designer can control the format. Sectional views can be generated by the creation of flat or stepped section planes. with the option of an automatic scale selection to use the largest scale possible for the given drawing. The rule determines the type of label and which design items the labels will be applied to. 2D annotation can be linked to design data and can be updated to follow the changes that occur in the design model.CHAPTER 2 2 DRAFT features DRAFT is the drawing production module of AVEVA Plant PDMS. content and appearance of the dimensions. There are a number of ADP applications for different disciplines. the drawing in AutoCAD has no direct link to the design model.

hatch patterns and available symbology.com 12 . Using this application.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Administration is not covered in this training course. the project administrator is responsible for the customization of the DRAFT environment. Note: The Administration Option is only available to Free Users or Members of the DRAFTADMIN Team www. naming conventions.aveva. This includes setting default attribute values. The administrator will also set the representation rules. symbols and labels. labelling rules. creating drawing frames. (commonly referred to as backing sheets). lines styles.

1 Getting started Entering a DRAFT Session To start AVEVA PDMS.CHAPTER 3 3 3.0 > Run PDMS Enter the name of the project: Enter the Username: Enter the Password: Enter the MDB: Select the module required: Sample USERA A TRAINA DRAFT When all the necessary details have been entered the form will look like this. a default screen layout will be displayed www.aveva. Ensure that the Read Only box is unchecked. Click OK When PDMS DRAFT has been loaded. Select AVEVA > PDMS 12.com 13 .

3 Displaying the Explorer windows To display the DRAFT and DESIGN Explorer windows select Display>Explorers from the main pull down menu.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 3. The Design Explorer is displayed using Display > Explorers > Design For information on the manipulation and docking of windows please refer to TM-1001 AVEVA Plant (12 Series) PDMS Foundations 3.4 Displaying Toolbars To display toolbars.2 Current Element Definition When working in any database. This element is known as the Current Element (CE).aveva. In Draft you are able to navigate to both the Draft and the Design Database so the Current Element (CE) may be a Design Element. www. PDMS is always located at a specific element in that database. click the right mouse button while the cursor is located over the main bar menu and the following pull down will be displayed. Click the relevant toolbars for them to be displayed.com 14 . 3.

The hierarchy.aveva. Continue to work down the tree by selecting the following elements: REGI /DRA/PRJ/TMP/PIPING DRWG /DRA/PRJ/TMP/PIPING/A0 SHEE /DRA/PRJ/TMP/PIPING/A0/S1 Using the Working Sheet toolbar. 3. will then be expanded to show the REGIs owned by the DEPT. select the DEPT /Project_Libraries by clicking on the + sign next to it with the lefthand mouse button. display Drawing Sheet /DRA/PRJ/TMP/PIPING/A0/S1 by clicking on the button on the toolbar: The Sheet displayed is a Draft backing Sheet containing one empty view: www. shown in the Explorer.5 Displaying the Draft Drawing Sheet In the Draft Explorer.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Display the Working Sheet toolbar as described below if it is not displayed.com 15 .

the Draft Explorer changes appropriately. or a dimension).AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 The sheet can also be displayed clicking the right mouse button with the cursor positioned over the CE and selecting Open Sheet from the displayed menu.6 3. the Design Explorer display will change: www.com 16 .1 Using the mouse and keyboard to manipulate the view of the sheet Mouse buttons Left Mouse button Clicking the left mouse button with the pointer over an element makes the element the CE. if a Design element is clicked. The element may be a Design element (part of the engineering item displayed) or a Draft element (for example. 3.6. If a Draft element is clicked.aveva. the outline of the drawing sheet. a label. Similarly.

Add CE – adds the current sheet to the display Highlight CE – highlights the CE in the display by flashing Goto – displays the following sub menu.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Middle Mouse button The middle button allows the user to increase and decrease the scale of the displayed view. towards you will zoom out. After each click.6. as follows: Windowing in . Holding down the Ctrl key while zooming in or zooming out using the middle mouse button. as required. The Pg Dn key can be used for zooming out. activates a shortcut menu. centred on the current pointer position.5. then rotating the wheel away from you will zoom in. 3. Zooming out . the display zooms out by a factor of 1. • • • • • • Refresh – refreshes the graphics Reset Limits – zoom out until the full extent of the sheet is displayed View Frames on/off – turns the visibility of all view frames on the current sheet on or off.aveva. when the pointer is in the main display. The numeric keypad odd-numbered keys can be used for zooming (see the diagram below).com 17 . as required. Repeatedly click the middle button. the display zooms in by a factor of 1.5. selection the option to change 3D view – displays the 3D view For Drawing production via the 3D View please refer to TM-1206 Drawing Production (Advanced).using a rubber band technique. centred on the current pointer position. Zooming in .Position the pointer at the point you want to become the centre of the view.Position the pointer at the point you want to become the centre of view. Right-hand mouse button Clicking the right-hand button. If your mouse has a wheel. define the area to be zoomed into. After each click. doubles the zoom factor. www. select the element to navigate to • • Colour Settings – displays the following sub menu. Hold down the (shift) key and repeatedly click the middle button.2 Keyboard Commands (Zooming and Panning) Zooming Some additional features for zooming The Pg Up key can be used for zooming in.

com 18 .8 Grid It is normal practice to position annotation on a grid so that elements are spaced evenly on the Drawing Sheet. as required. 3. Keys 7 and 9 zoom in Keys 1 and 3 zoom out 3. 3. www. Use the up/down. 6.aveva.1 Displaying and Hiding the Draft Grid Icon. left/right arrow keyboard (see diagram below). This can be done by using the Right hand Mouse Button and selecting Reset Limits as describe above or by using the Reset Limits Icon from the side of the Drawing display window. 8 pan in directions shown by half view width. as shown below: 7 In 4 5 6 8 9 In 1 Out 2 3 Out Arrow keys pan in directions shown Numeric Keypad keys 2. 4. once you have zoomed in. clicking on the Grid the toolbar at the side of the Drawing display window. hold down the Ctrl key to increase the step size by a factor of 10.8. Or.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Panning Panning (moving the displayed area across the overall drawing) can be achieved by the following methods.7 Resetting the Draft View When the Draft Display has been zoomed or panned to a specific region it useful to reset the display back to the full screen display. This is on To display the Display Grid. Use the mouse pointer to drag the Drawing display slider controls. As required. hold down the (shift) key to decrease the step size by a factor of 10. Use the numeric keypad even-numbered keys.

The Grid Size and offset can be set as required Size X 10 At X 0 Size Y 10 At Y 0 OK 3.2 Changing the Grid Spacing The Grid Spacing can be changed by selecting the Grid Icon using the Right Hand Mouse Button and selecting Spacing. 3.9 Saving and Restoring Views Up to 4 views can be saved so that the designer can navigate quickly to a specific area of the Drawing there use is similar to how the camera icon is using in Design. by clicking on the SNAP to grid button feature will be discussed later in the course.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 The grid is hidden by re-selecting the Grid Icon 3.8.8. Views are saved using the Right Hand Mouse Button and Restored using the Left Hand Mouse Button www.aveva.com 19 .3 Positioning Elements on a Grid (Snap) . This Elements of a drawing can be positioned at grid points.

These are predefined by the Administrator.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 3.aveva.com 20 . Drawing Styles etc. Backing Sheets. The user can modify the required libraries for the current session. The User Defaults form is displayed www. These Library Setting store the location of Symbols. by selecting Settings>User Defaults.10 Settings User Defaults On entry into DRAFT the default libraries are set. The system settings defaults can be modified for the current session. that Draft uses during Drawing Production.

AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Exercise 1 .Viewing Controls Using the above examples display the Design Explorer.aveva. and Sheet /DRA/PRJ/TMP/PIPING/A0/S1 Now you can familiarise yourself with some of Draft’s viewing controls experiment by using the mouse and keyboard. Do not close the Main Display window. because you will use it in the next parts of the exercise. as described above zoom. www. pan and widow around the Drawing Sheet. Change the Grid size to 10mm and display the Grid.com 21 .

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These views are projections of parts of the design database. the owning elements can contain any number of legal members. position and orientation of the region on the sheet.com 23 .aveva. A view element has attributes that. through point and scale). The DEPT. as shown in the above hierarchy chart. The principal element is the Drawing (DRWG) element. Define the size. All elements below the DRWG in the hierarchy are used to store the information required to completely define the drawing.1 The PDMS DRAFT database hierarchy DRAFT database hierarchy WORLD DEPT DEPT REGI REGI DRWG DRWG SHEE SHEE As with all database elements.CHAPTER 4 4 4. A sheet can own one or more VIEW elements. but cannot be displayed graphically. Refer to a drawlist that contains a list of the DESIGN elements that are to be displayed in the VIEW picture. A drawing can own one or more Sheet (SHEE) elements. REGI and DRWG elements can be viewed in the DRAFT explorer. www. A drawing can contain one or more Sheet (SHEE) elements. A Sheet is the highest level element that can be displayed in the graphical view. • • • Define the viewing parameters (view direction.

and the name of the department will be displayed within the form.1 Creating the DRAFT hierarchy Creating a DEPT (Department) Navigate to the World /* using the Draft Explorer.2. Clicking on Cancel will cancel the operation of creating a DEPT. Name /TRAINING_DEPT Select OK The Department Information form will then be displayed. the Create DEPT form is displayed. To create the DRAFT hierarchy select Create>Department from the main bar menu. Select OK www. The Department Attributes form is discussed in full later in the chapter. If a Registry is to be created. only if the box was checked.com 24 . and the Create REGI form will be displayed. Clicking on the Attributes button will display the Department Attributes form. the Create Registry box should be checked. the values selected will be the default values used for the creation of all elements in this DEPT.2 4.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 4.aveva. Click OK.

2.3 DEPT and REGI attributes The attributes form is similar for both DEPT and REGI elements with one exception that will be noted. otherwise select Create>Registry from the main bar menu. Clicking on Cancel will cancel the operation of creating a REGI If a drawing is to be created immediately. Clicking on the Attributes button will display the Registry Attributes form. the values selected will be the default values used for the creation of all elements in this REGI. the Create REGI form will be displayed. 4. The selection of Explicitly or From Template only applies if the Create DRAWING box is checked. www. Note: The different methods of creating drawings explicitly or from templates will be explained later in this manual. The name of the current DEPT or REGI will be displayed in the name field of the form. Name /TRAINING_REGI Select OK and the Registry Information is displayed.aveva. 4.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 4. check the Create DRAWING box.1 Size and Units The Width and Height values will define the default drawing size that will be used upon creation of a drawing.3.2 Creating a REGI (Registry) If the Create Registry box was checked in the Create DEPT form .com 25 .

1/2 or 24 distance in mm.13/16 output of the form 0.5 or 1.5 or 24. The Units attributes sets the default distance and bore units Click on the Distance pull down and the following options are displayed • • • • • • • • Feet and Inches USA Feet and Inches Inches Inches USA Inches PDMS Millimetres Centimetres Metres output of the form 5’-5 13/16” output of the form 5’5. distance in cm. The precision attributes set the default values to the number of decimal points or fractions of an inch.1/2 or 1.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 The Backing sheet selection by default is unset.5 or 24.1/2 or 24 distance in mm. • • • Unset – will leave the backing sheet reference unset Reference – clicking on the pull down will display the backing sheets available. distance in m.1/2 or 1. www. and from this a default sheet can be set. toggling the Radio button will set the default backing sheet reference to be used on drawing creation. Click on the Bore pull down and the following options are displayed • • • • • • Inches Inches USA Inches PDMS Millimetres Centimetres Metres output of the form 0.com 26 .aveva. Filename – a reference to a PDMS plotfile In the above example the default Backing Sheet for the Department has been set to a standard A0 size.0 output of the form ½” or 1 1/2” or 24 output of the form 0. distance in m.0 output of the form ½” or 1 1/2” or 24 output of the form 0. distance in cm.5 or 1. Final Designer is not covered as part of the Basic Drawing Production training.

3.aveva.3 Pens (and Fonts) The default pen colours and line styles for the noted objects in the form can be modified. Prior to AVEVA PLANT (12 Series) Draft was limited to 4 built in fonts as specified by the Draft Administrator. The form is self explanatory with the exception of Fonts.3.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 4. www. from AVEVA PLANT (12 Series) Standard Windows True Type Fonts have been introduced. XYZ Co-ordinates are normally associated with AVEVA Marine 4.2 Intelligent Text The positional code words and output format for Plant drawings will always be toggled to ENU (East North and Up).com 27 .

com 28 . Example Symbols. Other Options are available via the Pull down Menu On the Draft Basic Course the Fonts should be left set to Standard Thin Upright.aveva. this includes any Symbols and Backing sheets that may be used. On this project only two True Type Fonts are Available.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 By Default Fonts are set to Standard Thin Upright which is a standard PDMS Font. Labels and Backing Sheets are included in Draft Sample Project and are prefixed /TT then can be found in /TT/Master_Libraries and /TT/Project_Libraries. Select Cancel Select a PDMS font The Standard Thin Upright Font is selected. Draft and True Type Fonts can not be mixed on the same sheet. Select a True Type font The True Type Fonts Available in Draft are specified by the AVEVA Plant (PDMS) Administrator for the project. The use of True Type Fonts is covered in TM-1206 AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Advanced) www.

aveva.no terminators shown on dimension lines .4 Miscellaneous The Null text can consist of up to 12 characters.arrows shown on leader lines .dots shown on leader lines . This value is used when it is not possible to extract data from an attribute and the intelligent text system returns an error.obliques shown on dimension lines Click on the Leader Terminator pull down and the following options are displayed • • • • Off Arrows Dots Obliques .com 29 .obliques shown on leader lines Click on the Ruleset Reference pull down.no terminators shown on leader lines .arrows shown on dimension lines . and the available rulesets are displayed Click on the Hatching Ruleset Ref pull down and the available hatching rules are displayed Clicking on RESET on the form will reset all the attributes values back to the default settings www.3. Click on the Date Format pull down.dots shown on dimension lines .AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 4. only available in the Department attributes form and the following options are displayed • DDMMYYYY • DDMMYY • MMDDYYYY • MMDDYY Click on the Dimension Terminator pull down and the following options are displayed • • • • Off Arrows Dots Obliques .

com 30 .Create the DRAFT hierarchy Create the DRAFT hierarchy as described above.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Exercise 2 . Add the Standard A0 Backing Sheets. www. Set the name of the new DEPT to TRAINING_DEPT and the name of the new REGI to TRAINING_REGI Uncheck the Create Drawing option on the Registry Information form. set leader line and dimension terminators to Arrows. as we will cover the drawing creation in the next chapter.aveva. Ensure that the fonts are set to a standard PDMS Fonts as the Backing Sheets and Symbols used later in the course will be using standard PDMS font settings. set the default size of the drawing to A0.

Users can only extract information from libraries. which are set up by the System Administrator. Template or Default Template 5. The View will own several Layers. Libraries are accessed by the Application automatically and.1 Creating Drawings from a Template If a drawing is created from a template. Select Create > Drawing > From Template from the Main Menu.1 Creating Drawings and sheets Creating Drawings and Sheets There are two methods of creating Drawings. Both methods are available. such as Sheet Notes. www. you will not need to access them directly. Libraries are used to store things like symbols and Drawlists (which you will use later to define the contents of a View).CHAPTER 5 5 5. The Drawing will own a Sheet. The Drawing will also own a Library. which are discussed later. which are used to store text and primitives for the 2D Drafting.1. There may be other elements. regardless of whether the drawing is created by checking the Create Drawing button on the Registry Information form.aveva. Navigate to the Registry /TRAINING_REGI created earlier.com 31 . or by selecting Create > Drawing at the Draft General bar menu and selecting Explicitly. Draft makes extensive use of libraries. several other elements will be created automatically. therefore. Explicitly or From Template. which will own at least one View. not change them.

www. If the form is used for creating a Sheet. Unset Use Default Naming and Select OK. Note: At the top of the form. The From pull down list displays the available discipline registry that contain the drawing templates. Select Equipment Registry Select A0 Equipment Drawing If the Use Default Naming is checked. DR2 etc. If this option is not checked then a name form will be displayed after clicking on the OK button. as set up by the System Administrator. which is DR1.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 The Drawing and Sheet Templates form enables you to select the source of the template and the drawing size. the Create Mode is set to Sheet from Template.com 32 . then the default naming convention will be used. the Create Mode is set to Drawing from Template. but otherwise the form is unchanged.aveva.

then the name form will be displayed. select Create > Drawing > From Default Template from the main bar menu. If the Use Default Naming is checked on the default template. The drawing is displayed in the 2D graphical window automatically upon creation. or click on the icon in the Create From Default Template bar menu. 5.com 33 . Select Use Default Naming Select Create New From Default Template The New Drawing will be created using the Default Naming Convention.2 Creating Drawings from a Default Template If the standard default template is to be used.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Name DRWG_1 Select OK A particular template can be set as the default by placing a check in the Use as Default box. www. otherwise the default naming convention will be used.1. and all administrative elements will have been created.aveva.

www.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 5.1.aveva. such as sheets and views.com 34 . the create options on the main bar menu will be used to create the drawing and all of the member elements. Piper Select OK The Drawing will not be displayed in the Graphics window as it is the Drawing Sheet that has the Draft geometry Drawing are only hierarchy elements like Dept or Regi. To create a drawing explicitly select Create>Drawing>Explicitly from the main bar menu and the Create DRWG form will be displayed Name /DRWG_2 Select OK The Drawing Definition form is displayed Title Date Drawn By Training Drawing 12 June 2020 A. Selecting Attributes can be used to change the Drawing Attributes and is similar to the Dept and Regi Attribute Form as described previously.3 Creating Drawings explicitly If a drawing is to be created explicitly.

Select OK and the Sheet Definition form will be displayed The Sheet Title.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 5. size and backing sheet should be specified.1.4 Creating Drawing Sheets explicitly Select Create>Sheet>Explicitly from the main bar menu.aveva. In this case the size and backing sheet have been cascaded down from the owning Drawing / Regi Title Training Sheet Select Apply The intelligent text will be left as plant co-ordinates E NU Select Dismiss www. in this case the default name is OK.com 35 . A name should may be entered in this form.

the title will be Structural Arrangement and the size will be A0. Create another drawing. using an A0 Equipment Drawing.Create a drawing explicitly Create a drawing and sheet elements explicitly. The drawing name will be DRWG_1 When created note the LIBY elements owned by the DRWG element Do not delete. or any of the owning members. the title will be Equipment Arrangement and the size will be A0. which contains LAYE elements. Set the backing sheet reference to /DRA/MAS/BACKS/MET/A0 When created note the LIBY elements owned by the DRWG element Do not delete. using an A0 Piping Drawing. these are controlled by the application. from a template. The drawing name will be DRWG_3.Create a drawing from a template Create a drawing from a template. Exercise 4 . rename or modify these. rename or modify these.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Exercise 3 . Create another drawing and sheet explicitly. The drawing name will be DRWG_4. or any of the owning members.com 36 . Set the Backing sheet reference to /DRA/MAS/BACKS/MET/A0 www. The drawing name will be DRWG_2. these are controlled by the application You will notice that the SHEE element also contains a VIEW element.aveva.

The menu has the following options: • • • • • On/Off – toggles the display of the view frame Size Copy size Position Align www.2. The scale can be automatically set to fit the design elements into the available view frame area.com 37 . so before creation of a view ensure that the correct SHEE element is selected.1 User defined view User-Defined Views are used to draw individual items or groups of items in the design model. The size of the frame is independent of its contents. to control the size of the frame.2 Creation of user defined VIEW A view is owned by a SHEE element. 6. when the volume or limits of the items are not known.aveva. The name is derived from the owning element and can be accepted.CHAPTER 6 6 Creation and modification of Views This chapter covers the creation and modification of views. the Create VIEW form is displayed.1 User Defined View (Frame menu) The Frame form menu enables you to switch the view frame on or off. its position on the Sheet and its alignment relative to any other view that may be on the Sheet. Navigate to /DRWG_2/S1 From the main bar menu select Create>View>User Defined. 6. whilst Drawing and Drawing Sheets created explicitly will need to have views created. Select OK 6. Views created by Drawing and Sheet templates will require to be modified.

www.2.com 38 .1 Frame>Size This option has a sub-menu that allows you to set the size of the view frame in different ways: • Cursor – displays the Point Construction Option Form. This enables the opposing corners of the view frame to be selected graphically.aveva. • Explicit – displays the Explicit Frame Size Form.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 6. Select Frame > Size Select 2D Cursor Hit Using the Cursor Resize the View Window using a diagonal window. The View Frame should be resized to be a big as possible within the allowable Backing Sheet Frame.1. This resizes the frame by defining its size in terms of sheet co-ordinates or proportions.

Top . The position of the current view will then change to align the view centres vertically. www.will prompt the user to identify (with the cursor) a view whose width and height are to be copied. 6. Height .4 Frame>Align This option has a sub-menu that allows you to align a specified axis or edge of the current view with the same axis or edge of another selected view on the Sheet. using the option from the sub menu.will prompt the user to identify (with the cursor) a view whose top edge you wish the current view’s top edge to align with. The position of the current view will then change to align the views right edges. Bottom . The width of the current view will then change to be the same as that of the identified view.1. Centre Horiz .will prompt the user to identify (with the cursor) a view whose bottom edge you wish the current view’s bottom edge to align with.2. The position of the current view will then change to align the views left edges.will prompt the user to identify (with the cursor) a view whose centre you wish the current view’s centre to align with horizontally.will prompt the user to identify (with the cursor) a view whose width is too copied.2 Frame>Copy Size This option has a sub-menu that allows you to copy the Width.will prompt the user to identify (with the cursor) a view whose centre you wish the current view’s centre to align with vertically.2. The height of the current view will then change to be the same as that of the identified view. Left .enables the user to use the cursor to move the view frame by nominating a point in the view. • • • • • • Centre Vert . This enables the user to position the view frame by defining it Sheet position in terms of sheet co-ordinates or proportions 6. The position of the current view will then change to align the view centres horizontally. The nominated point will move to the cursor position when the left hand mouse button is clicked • Explicit – displays the Explicit Frame Position form. Width & Height .will prompt the user to identify (with the cursor) a view whose right edge you wish the current view’s right edge to align with.2. The position of the current view will then change to align the views bottom edges. Right .AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 6.aveva.will prompt the user to identify (with the cursor) a view whose height is to be copied. The position of the current view will then change to align the views top edges.1. Height or Width and Height of another view on the Sheet: • • • Width .1.will prompt the user to identify (with the cursor) a view whose left edge you wish the current view’s left edge to align with.3 Frame>Position This option has a sub-menu that allows you to position the frame in different ways: • Cursor .com 39 . The width and height of the current view will then change to be the same as that of the identified view.

will prompt the user to identify a design element to be the centre of interest of the view.2. • By Cursor – displays the Point Construction Form and prompts the user to select a base point and displacement with the cursor to move the centre of interest of the view.2 User Defined View (View menu) The View form menu enables the user to toggle the display of the view on or off.2. • Centre • Offset 6. • Cursor . The menu has the following options: • On/Off – toggles the display of the view.2. • Explicit – displays the User Defined Centre Position form which enables the user to enter coordinates for the centre of the view 6.2.1 View>Centre This option has a sub-menu which allows the designer to select the centre of interest of the view in different ways: • Identify .2.2 View>Offset Displays the Design Graphics Offset Form. relative to the view centre.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 6. www.com 40 . This form enables the user to position the centre of the view contents.aveva.displays the Point Construction Form and prompts the user to select a point with the cursor to become the centre of interest. set the Design co-ordinates corresponding to the centre of interest of the view and offset the Design element graphics with respect to the centre of the view.

aveva.2.3 User Defined View (Graphics menu) The Graphics form menu enables the user to create and modify Drawlists as well as setting the Drawlist Reference for the view. a library containing a default Drawlist Library is automatically created and may be used as the Drawlist for any views created on Sheets owned by that Drawing. The Drawlists window is a scrollable list of all the Drawlists available within the selected Drawlist Library. therefore. When a Drawing is created. a sheet may contain several views that refer to the same Drawlist or several views that refer to different Drawlists. Specific Drawlists for specific views may also be created and stored in the default Drawlist Library or in another Drawlist Library located elsewhere in the project. depending on the set-up by the Draft Administrator. if selected from the scrollable list.2.1 Graphics>Drawlist Displays the Drawlist Management Form The Drawlist Library pull down list gives a list of the available Drawlist Libraries. Drawlists (IDLI elements) are stored in Drawlist Libraries (DLLB elements). A Drawlist holds a list of Design elements that determine what will be displayed in the view. www.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 6.com 41 . In the example above only the default drawlist. The menu has the following options: • • Drawlist Drawlist Ref 6. created automatically during Drawing creation is shown The Reference List Members window displays the Design Members of the current MDB.3. Drawlists are independent of the views.

If there are no Lists defined. or a List/Collection name from the scrollable list. clicking the Update button will display all defined Lists in the scrollable list for selection. it will be removed while the Draw List Management form is displayed. or a list is required. The Navigation form menu offers an alternative method of navigation.aveva. the zone /EQUIPMENT may be added and the specific piece of equipment /1301 subsequently removed from the Drawlist. Rather than adding each piece of equipment separately.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 If Drawlists is selected from the scrollable list. or a List / Collection name from the scrollable list. The Volume Defined and Limits buttons. Clicking the www. If Lists have been previously defined. delete the current highlighted entry from the Drawlist or all Drawlist members respectively. enable the addition of all elements that are positioned wholly within a defined volume. This creates a Remove Element (REME) element in the Drawlist Members window.com 42 . and clicking the Add button. control the creation and deletion of Drawlists: • • • • Create – creates a new empty drawlist Create Copy – creates a copy of the drawlist selected from the available drawlist libraries Delete – deletes the currently selected drawlist Clean Up – removes any drawlist members with Null or Bad references The Delete Entry and Delete All buttons. This creates an Add Element (ADDE) element in the Drawlist Members window. and clicking the Remove button. Having defined a new List. clicking the Lists button will display the List/Collection form. Note: If the Members list is displayed. For information on Lists please refer to Plant (12 Series) PDMS Foundations TM-1001 AVEVA The Drawlist Members window displays the Design elements or Drawlists that have been selected to be members of the current Drawlist. For example. The options are similar as those available from the Navigation pull down menu of the Members list. The buttons to the right of the Drawlists window. all equipment except /1301 may be required to be displayed in the view. they will be available for selection. the available Drawlists will be displayed. no members have been selected yet. Items are added to the Drawlist by selecting them from the Reference Members List. In the example above. Specific items may also be removed from the Drawlist by selecting them in the Reference Members List.

The ‘Drawing’ selection.2 Adding Design Elements to the Drawlist (Example) Display the Drawlist Graphics > Drawlist Navigate to the EQUIPMENT Zone in the STABILIZER Site Select the Add Button The Equipment zone will be added to Drawlist Members Repeat the process for EQUIP-STRU and PIPEWAY 6. as set up by your Draft Administrator. or the Drawlist reference may be unset. It should be noted that a view may only reference one Drawlist. The VIEW’s current Drawlist may be used.aveva. After setting the limits clicking the Volume Defined button adds all elements wholly within the entered coordinates. www. 6.2. The limits are set by entering appropriate co-ordinates for opposing corners of the limits volume. The Options scrollable list allows the owning Sheet’s or the owning Drawing’s Drawlist to be used. If required. The Drawlist Library scrollable list allows you to choose from a list of Drawlist Libraries.2.3.3 Graphics>Drawlist Ref Displays the Drawlist Management Form This form enables you to reference the current view to a Drawlist so that the Drawlist Members are displayed in the view.com 43 . the Remove or Delete Entry buttons may be used to amend the Drawlist.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Limits button will display the Drawlist Limits form. as shown above.3.

AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 refers to the Drawlist Library created automatically when the views owning Drawing was created.2. The Drawlist Contents window displays the contents of the selected Drawlist when the Display button is clicked.4 User Defined View (General) 6.2. Where two or more equipment elements overlap. www.2.4. 6. The Modify button displays the Drawlist Management form enabling you to modify or create a new Drawlist as described previously.2. This allows you to check the contents of the Drawlist you have selected. The pull down menu displays the following • • Standard – this option sections all Design elements where appropriate Omit Fractional Pipe Components – this option removes any partial pipe components from the display.4.4. where the P0 is outside the front and back sectioning planes. The pull down menu displays the following (refer to appendix A) • • • • • Universal Hidden Line – causes intersection lines between significant elements to be generated Global Hidden Line – gives a picture where all hidden lines are removed Local Hidden Line – gives a picture where all hidden lines are removed from equipment elements. the overlapping elements are shown in wireline Modelled Wireline – blends the intersection of primitives Wireline – Shows all elements and points 6.com 44 . 6.aveva.1 Title In Draft we always draw intelligently so it is normal practice to display the view title from the database to avoid free text. All lengths of implied tube that are outside the front and back sectioning planes will be removed from the drawlist.3 Section Mode: A section mode must be selected.2 View Type A view type must be selected.

4.2.6 Change Rules The scrollable list shows the available Change Rulesets that are used to control the appearance of changed Design elements and annotation on subsequent updates of the drawing.4. The Derived button will prompt you to identify a design element in the Graphics area for setting the view direction. 6. e. Representation Rulesets are created by the Draft Administrator.2. 6.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 6. N 45 E. Alternatively.com 45 .2. For the use of Change Rulesets please refer to TM-1206 Drawing Production (Advanced).4 Style The scrollable list shows the available Representation Rulesets (RRST) elements that are used to control the display representation of the different types of Design elements within the view.g. Hatching Rulesets are created by the Draft Administrator.4.aveva.2. may be typed into the text box.4.8 User Define View General Tab (Example) Title PLAN View Type Universal Hidden Line Standard /DRA/PRJ/REPR/GEN/BASIC unset Section Mode Style Hatch Rules Change Rules unset Direction Down www.2. a view direction.7 Direction The required view direction may be selected from the pull-down list of pre-defined directions. 6.4. 6.5 Hatching Rules The scrollable list displays the available Hatching Rulessets that are used to control the hatching of different types of Design elements that may be cut when a section is applied.

AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 6. www. architectural or engineering scale option selected.5 User Defined View (Scale) For Draft to calculate a scale.2. this should give a scale of 1/50. based on the metric. The actual scale will be displayed in the Scale text box.1 User Defined View (Scale) (Example) Select Auto Scale button followed by the Nearest Button. The Auto Scale operation also sets the through point to the Site coordinates corresponding to the centre of interest of the view. The standard scales can also be selected from the scrollable list next to the Nearest button.2. and set the view scale.com 46 .aveva. Nearest – it is unlikely that Auto Scale will produce a standard scale for the view.5. Clicking the Nearest button will select the nearest available standard scale. • 6. • Auto Scale – this sets the view scale such that all of the design elements in the Drawlist will fit just within the view frame. the drawlist must contain elements.

6.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 6.2. Perspective . etc. e. Although lower values will give a better representation.controls the difference between the ‘true’ and the ‘facetted’ representation of curves of the graphical output for the view.a value of 0 gives a parallel view.com 47 . The following attributes of the view can be modified from this form • • Graphics Angle – controls the angle of the design graphics within the view.7 User Defined View (Attributes) Clicking on the Attributes button on the User Defined View Form displays the User Defined View Attributes Form.controls the orientation of the view and its contents. The selectable directions correspond to the direction of the ‘top’ of the view region relative to the top of the screen. being set in units of hundredths of a millimetre on the drawing. (default value 15. Note Line Pen – this option controls the appearance of the view frame (assuming it is visible). The lowest value that it may be changed to is 1. The Note line Pen may be one of the standard pens or a user-defined pen set-up by the Draft Administrator. Gapping Controls .aveva. • • • • The colour assigned to the Note Line pen can be selected from the pull down menu.g. View orientation . the time required to display the graphics is increased. A positive angle gives an anti-clockwise rotation. selection of Right will cause the view and its contents to be rotated through 270 degrees.6 User Defined View (Intelligent text) Please refer to this option earlier in the text as is the same as at DEPT and REGI elements. Arc Tolerance . The value set will also be cascaded down to any Layers subsequently created as members of the view.2. Plines.the gap (in mm) inserted in view lines crossed by other lines such as centrelines. www. The view direction remains the same. The value is related to the view angle.) The actual value used by DRAFT depends on the scale of the VIEW.

2.8 User Defined View (Change Highlighting) For information on Change Rulesets and Change Highlighting please refer to TM-1206 Drawing Production (Advanced).com 48 . www.aveva. 6.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Or by clicking on the Pick button a colour palette is displayed and the colour can be selected • The linestyle and thickness can be selected from the appropriate pull down menus. the user must select Update Design and click Apply (or select Graphics>Update>Design from the main menu bar). Selecting Use Background Process will start a background process for updating design.2. 6.9 User Defined View (Update Design on Apply) Whenever any settings on the User-Defined View form are modified.

aveva. For More information on Local Rules please refer to TM-1206 Drawing Production (Advanced). A Rule’s priority is determined by its position in the list. either by specifying the type from the pull down menu or toggling the name option and entering the name or names of elements. the higher in list the higher its priority. The resulting graphical representation is determined as follows: • Local Rules always have priority over Rules within Rulesets in Libraries. Enter a name and click OK.2. Set the criteria and select the style required from the available style libraries.com 49 . 6. To create Local Rules select Create>View>Local Rules and the Local Rules form is displayed. but a Local Rule will still have a higher priority than the top Ruleset Rule. This means that the more specific rules should always be placed earlier in the list. Click on Create and the Create RRUL form is displayed.10 Creating local rules Local Rules may be set up as VIEW members in the same way as Library rules. Select the elements for which the rule is to be applied. Click Apply and a local rule will be created and will apply to the current view element only. www. These libraries will have been set up by the DRAFT administrator.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 For Drawing production using a Background Process please refer to TM-1206 Drawing Production (Advanced).

Add the zone /EQUIPMENT and the STRU elements /EQUIP-STRU and /PIPEWAY to the Drawlist. which is the template created sheet and display the sheet.com 50 .aveva. the view direction to Down and the scale to suit. Set the view frame size as big as possible. Use the style /DRA/PRJ/REPRE/GEN/BASIC and the view type Universal Hidden Line The resulting drawing should look similar to the picture below www.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Exercise 5 – Creating a User Defined View (Equipment arrangement) Navigate to the sheet DRWG_1/S1. Navigate to the view /DRWG_1/S1/V1 Note: that the view has already been created The view should be modified using the Modify>View>User Defined option.

AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Experiment with changing the frame size and recalculating the scale of the drawing.com 51 .aveva. www.

which is the template created sheet and display the sheet. the view direction to Down and the scale to suit. the zone /RACKPIPES. Navigate to the view /DRWG_3/S1/V1 Note: that the view has already been created The user will have to use the Modify>View>User Defined option. Use the style /DRA/PRJ/REPRE/GEN/BASIC and the view type Universal Hidden Line The resulting drawing should look similar to the picture below www.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Exercise 6 – Creating a User Defined View (Piping arrangement) Navigate to the sheet DRWG_3/S1.aveva. the zone /STABCOLUMN-ACCESS and the stru elements /EQUIP-RACK and /PIPEWAY to the Drawlist. Add the zone /EQUIPMENT. Set the view frame size as big as possible.com 52 . the zone /EQUIPRACK-ACCESS. the zone /PIPES.

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so before creation of a view ensure that the correct SHEE element is selected. 6.com 54 .aveva. Also. Select OK The Limits Defined View form will then be displayed.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 6. are defined in project co-ordinates. which switches matchlines on and off.4. The Limits. the Scale options are slightly different. It also has a Matchlines check box. but has an additional Limits tab for setting the limits of the view. 6.1 Title Limits Defined View (General Menu) PLAN View Type Section Mode Style Universal Hidden Line Standard /DRA/PRJ/REPR/GEN/BASIC Hatching Rules unset Change Rules unset Direction Down www. and are represented by the size of the View frame at the selected scale. The View frame can include matchlines with text showing the co-ordinates of the View limits.4 Creation of limits defined VIEW A view is owned by a SHEE element. The Limits-Defined View form is similar to the UserDefined View form. The name is derived from the owning element and can be accepted. From the main bar menu select Create>View>Limits Defined. the Create VIEW form is displayed.3 Limits defined view Limits-Defined Views are used to draw the contents of a specified volume of the model.

which will define the area of the model to be displayed in the view.4.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 6. www. Select Graphics > Drawlist and add EQUIPMENT. will create a section plane at that position. by using the cursor and identifying the pick points as selected.2 Limits Defined View (Limits Menu) The Limits pull down menu displays the following sub menus • • • • • • • • • From Element From Design Point From Pline Any End From Pline Prop’n From 3D Cursor From To Copy From View Drawlist Members The limits can be set using the sub menus from under the above options. Checking the box next to the coordinate value.aveva. or calculated by the application using the Drawlist Members option. 6.com 55 .4. EQUIP_STRU and PIPEWAY. The limits can also be copied from another view using the Copy From View option. Refer to section Chapter 10 for section planes In this example the limits will be initially calculated based on the Drawlist Items.3 Limits Defined View (Limits) The limits can be set explicitly using project coordinates.

aveva. architectural or engineering scale option selected.4. The value in the % gadget is used when using this option. • Nearest – it is unlikely that Set Scale will produce a standard scale for the view.4 Limits Defined View (Scale) The scale of the view can be automatically calculated by clicking the following • Set Scale – this calculates the scale of the view based on the View Frame Limits and the Limits of the view.com 56 . Clicking the Nearest button will select the nearest available standard scale. The Limits will be set based on the view content and could now be changed as appropriate 6. and set the view scale. The standard scales can also be selected from the scrollable list next to the Nearest button.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Select Limits > Drawlist Members . www. The scale displayed is actual scale value calculated * %. based on the metric.

Change the percentage to 80% and select Set Scale and Nearest again note the size of the View.com 57 . Draft calculates the size of the view bases on the available drawing region and the scale. www. note the size of the View.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Set the percentage to 50% and select Set Scale and Nearest.aveva.

matchlines will be displayed around the limits of the view with the respective co-ordinates 6. the user must select Update Design and click Apply (or select Graphics>Update>Design from the main menu bar).4.4.5 Limits Defined View (Matchlines) If the Matchlines box is checked and the Update Graphical Aids button is clicked. For Drawing production using a Background Process please refer to TM-1206 Drawing Production (Advanced). www.com 58 .AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 6.aveva. Selecting Use Background Process will start a background process for updating design.6 User Defined View (Update Design on Apply) Whenever any settings on the Limits-Defined View form are modified.

Use the style /DRA/PRJ/REPRE/GEN/BASIC and the view type Universal Hidden Line www. Make the views as big a possible. the scale and the view direction.com 59 . which is the explicitly created sheet. Add the zone /EQUIPMENT and the STRU elements /EQUIP-RACK and /PIPEWAY to the drawlist. set the view frame size. Set the limits using Limits>Drawlist Members . The view directions will be D and E respectively for the views.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Exercise 7 – Creating a Limits Defined View (Equipment Arrangement) Navigate to the sheet DRWG_2/S1. and create 2 views using the Create>View>Limits Defined option.aveva.

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The view directions for the views can be selected from the pull down menus adjacent to the selected view option on the form. based on the configuration selected from the View Configuration form.1 Creating views with predefined frames Predefined frames Selecting Create>View>Predefined Frame displays the following form.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 6. This allows the user to create a number of views for the current sheet. The following shows a typical sheet layout for the predefined views www.5.aveva.5 6. The view spacing value is the distance between the limits of the views.com 63 .

set the backing sheet to /DRA/MAS/BACKS/MET/A2. add equipment /C1101 to the drawlist. using the option Create>View>Predefined Frame with the view direction set to Down for all the views.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Exercise 9 – Creating Predefined Views Create a drawing explicitly. Create 4 views with predefined frames. The drawing name will be DRWG_5 and the size will be A2. Using the option Modify>View>Limits Defined. Then modify the elevation of the view limits to the elevations shown.aveva.com 64 . www. set the limits using Limits>Drawlist Members. • • • • View 1 – Elevation from U 101300 to U 106975 View 2 – Elevation from U 106975 to U 112650 View 3 – Elevation from U 112650 to U 118325 View 4 – Elevation from U 118325 to U 124000 Ensure that the box next to the elevations is checked Use the style /DRA/PRJ/REPRE/GEN/EQUIP and the view type Universal Hidden Line. and the scale.

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Linear.aveva. Angular.CHAPTER 7 7 Dimensioning Dimensions are calculated directly from the design model. Different types of dimension are created on different layers. the position and orientation of dimensions can be adjusted graphically. 7. Once the dimensions have been created. namely.2 Dimension Types There are four generic dimension types available in DRAFT. Direct reference to the design data means that the annotation always reflects the current state of the design model. SHEE VIEW VIEW LAYE LDIM ADIM RDIM PDIM DPPT DPPT 7. with a simple update annotation operation. content and appearance of the dimensions.1 Dimension Hierarchy Dimensioning elements are created under Layers owned by Views.com 67 . You can control the format. The administrator can define suitable project defaults. as shown in the following diagram. 100 J200 LINEAR DIMENSION ANGULAR DIMENSION RADIAL DIMENSION PITCH CIRCLE DIAMETER www. Radial and Pitch Circle Diameter. All these elements will be created automatically as the view is dimensioned. These allow intelligent dimensions to be created to dimensioning standards.

these have terminators. as shown in section 7. DPPT or DPBA elements. DPOI.3.aveva. Note: The values shown in the dimension text are taken directly from the 3D Design model.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 7. Projection Line – a projection line will be drawn from each dimension point in a direction specified by the user. Clearance – distance of start of projection line from dimension point.com 68 . The dimensions that are members of the displayed LAYE can also have their display turned off. the dimension can be updated automatically by selecting Graphics>Update>Annotation. A projection line can have intelligent text. 7. Dimension Line – a dimension line will be drawn between all projection lines. The dimension element and the dimensions are automatically created by the application. Dimension Direction – this direction is defined by the user. Offset – the distance of the dimension line from the dimension point. If the elements associated with the dimension points are moved in DESIGN.1 Creating Linear Dimensions Linear Dimensions can be created by selecting Create>Dimension>Dimension Linear or by clicking on the required style from the Linear Dimension Toolbar. If the SHEE has multiple views ensure that the correct LAYE is selected from the Layers toolbar pull-down. www. Linear dimensions can contain the following dimension points.3 Linear Dimensions Linear dimension elements are created under Layers owned by Views. } Overshoot Dimension Line Dimension Direction Projection Line Terminator Projection Line Direction Offset } Clearance Dimension Points The diagram illustrates the following features that comprise a linear dimension • • • • • • • Dimension Point .A LDIM (linear dimension) must contain at least 2 dimension points (DPPT).1. Overshoot – distance of end of projection line from dimension line.

com 69 .AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Creating Linear dimensions using Create>Dimension>Dimension Linear will display the following form. The name of the View and the View Direction are shown at the top of the form. Terminators – can be one of the following Arrows Dots Obliques Off • • Projection Line Text – can be selected from the pull down Projection Line Text Angle – allows the text to be orientated from the projection line www. Chained Tail Truncate • • Direction – the dimension line direction is the direction with respect to the world. The following can be set via this form • Type– gives the following options.aveva.

This allows you to create several points of the same type one after the other. When in modify mode. moving and rotating dimension text. (It is advisable to check in the Draft Explorer that the element is highlighted. The user must ensure that the correct option is selected in the list.3. The user needs to click on Create and identify the elements to be dimensioned. Click OK and the following form will be displayed.3 Modifying Linear Dimensions Graphically To modifying linear dimensions graphically select modify mode from the icon on the 2D view. Cursor or Match line positioning options. moving and rotating projection line text. This can be done in the 2D View by holding down the left mouse button (the pointer shape changes to a square) moving the pointer over the item and releasing the button. Once the dimension string is completed. 7. the mode will be displayed as shown and the icon will change colour www.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Click on the Derived button and the user will be prompted to identify a design element to derive the direction of the dimension. Note: The symbol must be off if you want to create Dimension Points in different ways. This mode is limited to changing the length of the projection lines.aveva.2 Deleting dimension points To delete a dimension point. The default is that the Create button must be used for each point. to make it the CE. The list on the left of the form sets how Dimension Points are created.com 70 .3. but you can click on the symbol (to the right of the Create button) so the adjacent checkbox displays a tick. 7. This form is used to create the points that define the Dimensions and form the link with the 3D Model element. or if you want to use the 3D Pos. hit the ESC key on the keyboard. Note that when the pointer passes over a suitable item. that element is highlighted and its name is displayed in the Status Bar. click on Yes in the alert form that is displayed. identify it in the 2D view.) Either select Delete from the shortcut menu over the DPPT (Dimension Point) element in the Draft Explorer or select Delete>CE (Current Element) from the main menu bar. In either case.

by removing an area of graphics. Selecting POS from the toolbar. www. re-attached to a new design element. The purpose of blanking is to allow annotation to be shown clearly in crowded parts of a drawing.4 Modifying Linear Dimensions From the main bar menu select Modify>Dimension and a sub menu will be displayed with the following options • • • • • • • • • Dimension Definition Dimension Colour & Font – allows the user to change the colour and font of the dimension Dimension Line – allows the user to modify the colour and style of the dimension line Projection Line . displays the following pull-down and allows the user to position the various parts of the dimension Selecting PROJ from the toolbar.allows the user to modify the colour and style of the projection line Dimension Points Dimension Blanking Dimension Text Projection Text Sort Dimension Points Selecting Dimension Definition will display the following form This form is similar to the Create Form with one exception. Selecting Dimension Points will display the following form The dimension point can be deleted. displays the following pull-down and allows the user to change the justification of the projection line text.aveva.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 7.com 71 . or additional dimension points can be created with the linear dimension. change the projection line text and change the angle of the projection line text.3. and that is blanking.

aveva. Set the layer to Dimensions.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Selecting DIM from the toolbar. www. displays the following pull-down and allows the user to change the angle of the dimension text. displays the following form and allows the user to change the direction of the dimension. displays the following pull-down and allows the user to change the attributes of the dimension Selecting DIR from the toolbar. there is only one as there is only one view.4 Creating a Dimension (Example) Display Drawing /DRWG_2/S1 Window to a small area of the drawing as shown.com 72 . 7. Selecting ATTS from the toolbar.

Tick the box next to Create Button so the Draft will remain in create mode until <Escape> is selected.aveva.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Select Create > Dimension > Dimension Toolbar Select the Linear Tab Select Orthogonal Continual / Chained Dimension The Dimensions will be between Equipment. Select <Escape> www. Set Attachment to Owner so that the Dimension Point will be attached to the owner of the item identified.com 73 . Select Create Identify an Equipment Primitive in each Equipment.

Reposition the Dimension Clearance using the Cursor.aveva. Select Pos > Clearance > Cursor from the Dimension Point Form. www. Reposition the Dimension using the Cursor.com 74 .AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Select Pos > Dimension > Cursor from the Dimension Point Form. Navigate to the Dimension Point on Equipment C1101 Using the Cursor on the Graphics View.

Change the Line Style to Chained and Apply and Dismiss.aveva. All Text must be derived from the Database. #EQUIP #POS etc. www. Select Proj > Line Text > CL Item Name from the Dimension Point Form.com 75 . #NAME(c2:) means Name starting at Character 2.5 Intelligent Text It is very important that no “Free Text” is used on Draft Drawings. 7. Navigate to the Dimension Point on equipment C1101 created above. In the above example The Equipment Name has been automatically set from the database.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Select Att > Projection from the Dimension Point Form. Typically any attribute can be placed on the drawing by preceding it with a # symbol for example: #NAME.

www. Append and Apply The Projection Line Text will now shows the Centre Line Name and East position. Select #POSE. Appendix B give more information on Intelligent Text.aveva.com 76 . Select Intelligent Texts.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Select Modify > Dimension > Projection Text The Text is set to ~C #NAME(C2:) this mean Draw a Centre Line Symbol followed by the name that the dimension is attached to in this case an equipment starting at Character 2. Text Symbols and Text Sub stringing.

Dimension text and Projection Text can be positioned using Modify Mode.6 Positioning Dimensions using Modify Mode Dimensions. The Dimension Text is repositioned in the same way. once in the correct location Click away (off) the Dimension. www.com 77 .AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 7. Select Modify Mode Identify the Dimension and Drag it to the required Location.aveva. Remember to exit Modify mode .

www. the name of the equipment will then be shown on the projection line. and then dimension the equipment.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Exercise 10 – Dimensioning the drawing (Equipment Arrangement) Navigate to the sheet DRWG_1/S1 and dimension the drawing. The resulting drawing should look similar to the picture below. Create a set of dimensions across the centerline of all columns. and set the projection line text to cl. locating from a column. similarly dimension both views on drawing /DRWG_2/S1.aveva. Set the projection line text on the equipment dimensions to CL Equip Name. Modify the clearance and overshoot of the dimensions.com 78 . line style to centre line representation. Equip name. Change the projection line.

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Pick this Dish The origin will be here 2. at the origin of the element picked. Switch on the click on Create. (Selection is clockwise.aveva.7 7. Draft will prompt the user to identify the item that the angular dimension is to be attached to. Pick this Nozzle 3. The default values are OK on the Create Angular Dimension form. This is the same symbol. because the setting is Clockwise in the Create Angular Dimension form. The user will be prompted to pick the items to be dimensioned. The dimension will be drawn as shown below: www.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 7.) On completion the user should click on the background or press the Esc(ape) key. and it is used in the same way. Pick this Nozzle The dimension will have its origin that is the point from which the angular dimension directions will radiate.7. The Nozzles are identified in the order shown in the above illustration. The user must ensure that the correct dimension layer is the CE.1 Angular dimensions Creating Angular Dimensions Select Create>Dimension>Dimension Angular from the main toolbar and the following form is displayed. as shown below: 1.com 84 . The Linear/Angular Dimensions form is then displayed. and form as displayed for Linear Dimensions. For example DISH 1 of EQUIP C1101.

com 85 .1 Radial dimensions Creating Radial Dimensions Radial dimensions are created in the same way.7. You will be prompted to select the item to dimension.aveva. The Dimension Toolbar is displayed by selecting Create>Dimension>Dimension Toolbar from the main menu bar and the following form is displayed.8. so that the projection lines pass through the nozzles in question is done as before in Modify Mode.8 7. right-click on the 6symbol Select the required radius style. The offset of the dimension on C1101. Check that On Item (not On Point) is displayed. The dimension will then be drawn like this: Remember to exit Modify mode .AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 7. and select the On Item option. If not. The dimensions will be created as shown in the following diagram www. 7. Select the Radial tab. The dimension line is dragged to the required position and then fixed with a Click on the background or by pressing Esc. Refer to the Tooltips for the description of the available Radial dimensions.2 Modifying angular dimensions graphically Modifying angular dimensions graphically is limited to changing the offset and standout distances.

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The Radial Dimensions form is then displayed. This form can be used to modify dimension.

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Navigate to the sheet DRWG_5/S1 and dimension the drawing, giving all required linear, angular and radial dimensions on all 4 views.

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Labelling

Labels are a form of drawing annotation, comprising text and/or graphics, associated with Design items. There are two types of Label, General Labels (GLAB) and Symbolic Labels (SLAB). The characteristics of these are as follows: • •

General Labels – consist of text derived from the design model. Symbolic labels – these are templates, (symbols containing intelligent text)

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Labels (GLAB and SLAB) elements are owned by Layers. Whenever a view is created a number of layers are created. Additional layers can be created as required. A GLAB has a DDNM attribute which will contain the design element being referenced. A SLAB has a DDNM attribute and a TMRF attribute which references a SYTM.

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If additional layers are required select Create>Layer from the main pull down menu and the following form will be displayed. A default name will be given and the user must select the correct Layer Type.

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AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 The Blanking can either be on or off. The position.aveva. The Attachment option allows the user to position the leader line away from the referenced design element. www. The text contents can be changed to any intelligent text by typing in the text into the form. • Text Contents – by default the contents of the label are set to the name of the labelled element. or click on the Intelligent Texts button and examples are displayed for use. The Connection option allows the user to define the position of the leader line to the GLAB. The attributes pull down has the following options • Text Settings – displays the following form. The margin around the blanking can also be specified. where the text attributes can be modified. alignment and justification can all be modified from this form.com 91 . • • Leader Line – displays the following form. The contents can be changed and the following form is displayed. A number of options are available for inserting bends and gaps in the leader line. The Label frame pen colour and style can be modified. The frame visibility can be turned off. Frame – displays the following form. The Leader Line Colour and Style can also be modified. by placing a check mark in the Blanking box.

you can still control the view by zooming and panning. apart from the default www. The label for modification is selected by left-clicking on it. Labels and 2D Geometry by graphical interaction. While you are in Modify mode. By left-clicking and dragging a hotspot you can modify the angle of the label or the geometry of the leader line. Entering and exiting Modify mode To enter Modify mode.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 8. load a new Sheet or Library. adjacent to the label. You can then modify the item you have selected. Options on this menu (see below). Initially the Attachment and Connection point hotspots for the leader line (if leader lines have been selected for the label) are on a single point. update the design. the Modify Mode shortcut menu can be displayed by clicking the right-hand mouse button. you click on the icon in the Drawing Display Window toolbar. There are many other non-geometrical modifications. picture or annotation. When you select the label. such as changing the appearance of the text and linestyles that can only be carried out using the main menu Modify option. Once you have selected an item or hotspot in Modify mode.aveva. It is then displayed in the current highlight colour. The following illustration shows the label moved upwards and to the right: Arrow pointing to attachment hotspot Attachment hotspot Rotation hotspot Connection hotspot Label outline Arrow pointing to connection hotspot Bend point The position of the label can be moved by left-clicking and dragging its outline. or select another item for modification.com 92 .2 Positioning General Labels using Modify Model Modify mode is used to modify Dimensions. several hotspots are displayed. Draft will exit from Modify mode when you click on the Modify Mode button again.3. The display is like this: One of two arrows pointing to hotspots Attachment and Connection hotspots Rotation hotspot Label outline The arrangement of the hotspots becomes apparent when the label is moved from its initial position. as normal. model.

A Symbolic Label can only be added to a Layer. or lines. for example. www. will create a new SLAB that will be connected to the element type selected in the Attached to.3. The library can be displayed or hidden. The user will be prompted to identify a label from the library first. each of which contains a selection of Label Libraries. The option selected will then be the only type for the current creation that a label can be attached to.) The Labels can include intelligent text so that. and the user will be prompted to identify an existing GLAB that is existing on the drawing.com 93 . The Library form will display those Symbolic Labels present in the Label Library whose name appears on the option button at the bottom of the form. There are a number of menus and types to select from. Different libraries can be selected from the pulldown. 8. will create a new SLAB. a Symbolic Label used on a Nozzle could display the Nozzle name and other information automatically.3 Creating Symbolic Labels DRAFT is supplied with a comprehensive set of libraries of standard Symbolic Labels which can be picked and added to a drawing. To add a Symbolic Label you must have a 2D Area view on display which includes the relevant VIEW containing a Design element. allow you to choose a position for a leader line hotspot with relation to an existing line. then to identify the design element in the view to which the label will be attached. Menu options that are not applicable to the CE are greyed out.aveva. (Your Draft Administrator may have changed the supplied Libraries to company–specific ones. Different Libraries may be specified.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 2D Cursor hit option. The Library form is used to display the standard Symbolic Labels supplied with DRAFT. of the displayed engineering drawing. Create New. Create Copy. Select the Symbolic Label tab from the Create > Label >General / Symbolic from the Main bar menu. Firstly select the Attach to dropdown.

AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 If the element being identified has ppoints. 8. text and other annotation graphics will not be hidden. and any value less than 1 can be entered in the Proportion field. operations such as zooming and panning will be quicker. there is an option to define the margin around selected labels . The distance along the section is defined as a proportion of the length. Selecting the Scope button will allow the user to select labels for the whole sheet. On the Blank Labs form. Select Modify>Label>Label Blanking and the Blank Labs form is displayed. If the element being identified has plines. a circular label will define a circular area where no 3D graphics will appear. or clicking on Cursor. The Display Hidden Labels button will show all hidden labels in a different colour to displayed labels. Overlapping 2D graphics.aveva. the pline name to be attached to on the element can be entered in the PLINE box. Note that if Blanking is switched off. or clicking on Cursor.5 Label Blanking The geometry for the blanked area is determined by the geometry of the annotation element: for example. by placing a check mark in the Blanking box. and the Label Visibility form will be displayed. will prompt the user to identify a ppoint. the ppoint number to be attached to on the element can be entered in the PPOINT box. The Hide and Show options allow the user to select All for all the labels. The symbolic label can be scaled by entering values in the x and y 8.com 94 .4 Hide/Show Labels Label visibility can be toggled on/off. The rotation of the label can be specified The Blanking can either be on or off. or Identified allows the user to select the label(s) by identifying them with the cursor in the view. www. The Modify Blanking is similar to the Label Visibility form. The margin around the blanking can be specified. will prompt the user to identify a pline. To hide a Label. select Modify>Label>Label Visibility from the main bar menu. a selected view or a selected layer.

and the definition of leader-line shapes. 8. The user can select a predefined list or create a list for this activity. but one or more sides may be omitted if required. 8.aveva.com . Clear – clears the current selection. 95 www.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 8. Select Modify>Label>Label Placement: and the Intelligent Label Placement form is displayed. ID Label – allows the user to select a series of labels ID Design – allows the user to select a series of labels attached to the identified design element. 2D Window – allows the user to select all the labels within a cursor defined window.6 Label Placement This facility helps to ‘tidy up’ crowded areas of labelling. from where they may be modified. • • CE’s Labels – selects an individual label or all the Labels in the current view or layer. 8.6. alignments.2 Position Labels may be positioned Remote or Local. Clicking the Definition button will display the Remote Label Placement form.6. text justification.1 Select This area of the form allows you to Add or Remove Labels to be spread using a spreading list.the Labels may be spread around a rectangular region defined by the Cursor. This form allows the user to set the positioning parameters for remote Label spreading to be set.2. • • • • • List – displays the Select List form.by default. As well as changing label positions this facility may also be used to change Label orientations. Minimum gap between labels .defines the minimum gap between the labels. Having selected the required placement position clicking on the Definition button adjacent to your choice displays the relevant label definition form.the Labels may be spread around a given margin of the current VIEW boundary. all four sides of the VIEW border will be used to spread the Labels along. View Margin . • Region . minimising Label overlap and leader-line crossing. Owner’s Labels – selects all the labels of the owner of the CE.1 Remote The labels will be positioned around the view border. The coordinates of the region will appear in the X Y boxes.6. • • • Use .

www. e.aveva.g. In the case below set X to 25 this will be copied to Y when the Enter button on the keyboard is used to confirm the setting. Selection of OK will have the same effect. The Same option will cause the entered value to be copied into the other window. 8.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 • Automatic Orientation . The spread offset of the Labels from their attachment points can be specified directly using the X Offset.com 96 . An example of remote placement of labels is shown above. An example of local placement of labels is shown above.2.6.allows or suppresses automatic rotation of the Labels along the top and bottom sides of the view boundary.2 Local The labels will be positioned around their significant design elements. Y Offset boxes or indirectly using a Radius and an Angle .

Select Create > Label > General / Symbolic Select General Labels Tab Attach to Equipments Select Create New Identify several Equipments Note the Label will be located at the Origin.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 8. <Escape> When finished www.com 97 .aveva.7 Creating General Labels Example Display Drawing Sheet /DRWG_1/S1 Select the Labels Layer. there is only one Layer as there is only one View.

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then use the Create Copy option Ensure that the correct layer is selected when labelling the views www.com 100 .aveva. Turn the default USER_Labs layer OFF. Create a new layer called SYMB_Labs and add some Symbolic Labels for the for the column lines. create the first label and select Relative in the Offset pull down.Labelling Navigate to the sheet DRWG_4/S1 and label all the steel sections with the size of the steel profile using GLABs.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Reposition the Symbols using Modify Mode Exercise 14 . The text string to be entered in the text contents will be #:mdssizetag<from spref catref> The tag will take the value from the UDA of the catref the component Turn off the leader line and frame.

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CHAPTER 9 9 2D Drafting The 2D drafting facility within DRAFT is used for adding manually-drafted graphic and text details to drawings that have been generated from the Design database. can be created as you add extra 2D elements to your Sheet or View. The primitives exist in the Draft hierarchy as members of NOTEs. but the user can create additional NOTE and VNOTE elements if required. All of these elements. or Symbol Templates (SYTMs). rotate primitives. the NOTE and VNOTE elements will be created automatically whenever a Sheet or Layer element is created.enables the user to change the attributes of a primitive.2 Creating Sheet Note and View Note elements A Drawing Sheet will have been created with a number of Views and Layers. The facility is not intended to be a used as a drafting package. VNOTs elements.aveva. The basic geometric shapes and text that can be drawn are called Primitives. The Notes layer used for 2D drafting will own a View Note.1 2D Drafting Hierarchy The following diagram shows the 2D drafting part of the Draft hierarchy. with the exception of extra Layers. 2D Primitives associated with a view will be added to the View Note. SHEE Sheet Note VIEW NOTE LAYE View Note VNOT All 2D Primitives TEXP SYMB 9. Edit . There are three sets of menu options specific to 2D Drafting: • • • Draw – enables the user to draw 2D Primitives and Local Symbols. By default. It shows the related elements and at what level in the hierarchy they may be created. move primitives and nodes. reduce a symbol to its basic components. Construct – enables the user to construct lines and other primitives using existing primitives.com 103 . trim lines and arcs. 2D Graphics and text associated with the main Sheet should be placed in a Sheet Note. Primitives that exist as members of VNOTs may have their dimensions and positions defined in terms of 3D Design values. www. 9. insert gaps in lines.

it is drawn as the points are selected. Use the default option which is 2D cursor hit. a Layer Note (VNOT element) will then be created if at a Laye element or lower. Select Draw>Primitives from the main menu bar and the 2D Draughting form will be displayed. by left-clicking the mouse with the pointer in the appropriate position(s) on the drawing. As each Note is created. Depending on the type of graphic. and then Dismiss the form. If the primitive is a graphic. they are added to the list of Notes in the Layers toolbar. first ensure that the required NOTE (or VNOT) is displayed. Click on Apply to insert the text on the drawing. The required text can be entered in this form. colour etc. If the primitive is Text. only one point is selected and the Modify Text form is then displayed.aveva. The text will vary according to the type of primitive being created.com 104 . it may be necessary to click on Cancel on the Point Construction Option Form when the final point has been selected. The prompt text displayed in this form instructs the user to the next step of action. For all primitives except Symbols. Enter Modify mode on the Main Display Window: www. in order to complete the graphic. The displayed VNOT will indicate where primitives are to be subsequently created. a Sheet Note (NOTE element) will be created if at a View element or higher. This enables the user to position the selected primitive freehand. the Point Construction Option Form will be displayed. The font definition. 9. Depending where the user is positioned in the hierarchy. Pick the point(s) requested. The name can be left as default or changed as required.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Select Create>Note from the main menu bar and the Create NOTE form is then displayed if the user is at a View element or above. can be defined also.3 Creating primitives To create primitives.

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The general action is to select the primitive and then select and drag one of the hotspots until the required result is achieved. Click on the background to deselect. The hotspots available and the operations the user can carry out, depend on the type of primitive, and are described below under the names of the graphics.

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2D Primitives Lines

From the Lines Tab on the 2D Draughting form, the following are available

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- creates a single straight line - creates multiple straight lines - creates multiple orthogonal straight lines - creates sketch straight lines - creates a closed outline with straight lines - creates a closed outline with curved segments - creates an outline with curved segments - allows the user to insert vertices by defining through points for outlines - creates an arc with the user defining the start, end and through points - creates an arc with the user defining the centre, start and angle

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From the Shapes Tab on the 2D draughting form, the following are available

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- creates a circle with the user defining the centre and radius - creates a circle with the user defining the diameter - creates an ellipse with the user creating the left, right and top points - creates a hexagon with the user defining the centre and radius - creates a hexagon with the user defining the diameter - creates a triangle with the user defining the corners - creates a diamond with the user defining the left, right and top points - creates a rectangle with the user defining opposite corners

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9.4.3

Symbols

From the Symbols Tab on the 2D draughting form, the following are available • – displays the 2D symbol and library form. The use of these is similar to the creation of symbolic labels. 2D symbols are attached to design elements. - creates a table with the user defining the corner to corner - creates a marker point

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From the Text Tab on the 2d draughting form, the following are available • • • • - creates text with the justification top left - creates text with the justification bottom left - creates text with the justification bottom centre - creates text with the justification bottom right

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Construct Construct Group

Select Construct>Group from the main bar menu and the following form will be displayed.

This selection links all the selected elements together in such a way that Draft can track all the items owned by a group. Using groups allows the user to carry out the same operation on a number of elements simultaneously.

The selection of primitives to be included in the group may be carried out by any one of three methods: • • • Identified – allows the selection of individual elements Crossing – allows the user to define a region selecting all elements that are either totally or partially within a defined area Window – allows the user to define a region selecting all elements that are totally within a defined area

After choosing the required method of element selection click the Add button, a prompt will be displayed informing the user to identify the element to be added to the group. After completion of the selection, all group members will change colour. The Clear button will remove all elements from the group and return them back to their original colour. Remove allows individual elements to be removed from the group and returned to the original colour. The Perform Action On Group button displays the following form, which is used to enter syntax, the operation to be actioned

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nlpn 6 this will change the noteline pen to 6 by y20 moves all group elements 20 units in the +Y direction. The Filter button allows the setting up of selection criteria to help in only selecting the required elements. The user may not wish to select any arcs that are green from a particular Note/Vnote so by setting the Filter these items will not be selected.

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2D Copy

Select Construct>2D Copy from the main bar menu. After choosing this option the user is prompted to identify the 2D primitives. To finish the selection click the Cancel button. The user will then be prompted to identify an origin point and then to position the copy

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Select Construct>Repeat from the main bar menu and the following options are available • Offset – the user will be prompted to identify the 2D primitives. The Point Construction Option form will be displayed and the user will be prompted to identify the base point for displacement and the Offset Copy form will be displayed. Rows and Columns – the user will be prompted to identify the 2D primitives. The Rows and Columns will then be displayed for the spacing, number of rows and columns required. Polar – the user will be prompted to identify the 2D primitives. The user will be prompted to identify the centre of rotation point. The Polar Copy form will then be displayed.

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9.5. A form will be displayed that will allow you to reselect either points on the circles to define a different tangent.aveva. The tangent will be drawn depending on where you select the circle. select whether the fillet is to be convex or concave and whether the lines are to be trimmed. The user will be prompted to identify the two joined lines to which the chamfer is to be applied. When the tangent line is between arcs the user will also have the option to trim the arc to the connection point of the tangent line. Enter the chamfer offsets. The Parallel Line form will then be displayed.5 Chamfers Select Construct>Chamfer Line from the main bar menu. select whether the lines are to be trimmed. Enter the Radius. The user will be prompted to identify the two joined lines to which the fillet is to be applied.5.5. The Fillet form will then be displayed. • Cursor – define two points to generate a temporary line which will be used as the axis Identified Line – select a 2D primitive line that will be used as the axis X and Y co-ordinates – Enter the x and y co-ordinates 9.4 Fillet Arc Select Construct>Fillet Arc from the main bar menu. 9. The Chamfer form will then be displayed. clicking Invert will change the direction of the copy. To define the Mirror Axis the user may use one of three methods. www.the user will be prompted to identify the 2D primitives. The Mirror form will then be displayed. The user will be prompted to identify the arcs or circles for the tangent line.6 Parallel Lines Select Construct>Parallel Line from the main bar menu.com 108 . This will draw a line tangent with two circles or arcs. Enter the value of the offset.5. The user will be prompted to identify the line to be parallel copied.7 Tangent Line Select Construct>Tangent Line from the main bar menu.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 • Mirror . 9.

aveva. The user will be prompted to Select the 2D primitives for the local symbol.5.5. The Edit>Line Trim can be used to cut the line back from the sheet edge. 9.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 9. The line will continue to the edge of the sheet. www. The user will be prompted to identify two bisected lines. The user will be prompted for two points. NOTE: Local Symbols created in the hierarchy of the current drawing and are not available outside of this drawing. Select Construct>Ray Line from the main bar menu. This option allows the user to draw an infinite line through two given points.10 Bisector Line This option will construct a line that bisects the angle formed by two selected line.5.5. The Bisector Line form will be displayed.8 Ray Line A Ray Line is a form of construction line.11 Local Symbols Select Construct>Local Symbol from the main bar menu. The user can modify the Length of the line. Click on OK and the Local Symbols form is displayed. the first will be the start point and the second will be the through point. The Ray Line form will then be displayed which allows the user to change the X and Y values of the through point and the angle of the line. and the Point Construction Option form will be displayed. the X and Y values of the through point. It is also possible to use the Edit>Line Trim option to cut the line back from the sheet edge. 9. A Bisector may also be trimmed by using the Edit>Line Trim option.com 109 . The Point Construction Option form will be displayed. The bisector will start at the intersection of the two selected lines and continue to the sheet edge. the user will be prompted to identify the origin for the local symbol. The Point Construction Option form will then be displayed.9 Constructed Line Select Construct>Constructed Line from the main bar menu. Select Construct>Bisector Line from the main bar menu. 9. The Create SYTM form will then be displayed.

6.6.8 Edit>Demolish Symbol This will break the links created when defining a Local Symbol 9.9 Edit>Action Group This will call up the Perform Action on Group form where the user can enter syntax to perform a particular action on the whole group. 9. 9.6 Edit>Line Trim Is used to Trim a line or arc to another arc or line. 9.4 Edit>Move Node By This allows the user to reposition a Node on a primitive thereby changing the shape of the primitive. which is to be selected.com 110 . 9. 9.2 Edit>Move Primitive/Node To Note that when the Edit>Move Primitive/Node To is selected. Before selection of this option the user must have already selected the primitive to be edited.6 9.3 Edit>Move Primitive By This allows the user to move the whole primitive by a distance which is either calculated by the entering of two cursor points or entering the amount to move in the X and Y directions. Once selected. depending on the option selected from the submenu. Default or defined by its Start and Finish points. When finished click Apply.7 Edit>Rotate This will allow the selected element/s to be rotated about a selected point by a user defined angle. all nodes on all primitives will be shown to aid selection.aveva. are not moved. 9.1 Edit Edit>Primitive This allows the user to alter the attribute settings for the selected primitive.6.6.6.6. 9. Reset will return the last saved settings. www.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 9. a form will be displayed for you to position where the node should now be positioned. which may have a length of Zero. Note centres of arcs.6.5 Edit>Line Gap Allows the creation of a Gap.6. circles etc.6. Once selected the Modify ‘primitive type’ Attributes form will be displayed to allow the resetting of the attributes.

If required. To use automatically make sure that the following icon is checked: www. then click on the desired Sheet position on the display. and line spacing. If the user wants to position the (origin of the) text using Sheet co-ordinates.com 111 . alignment. character spacing. If the text file to be loaded is not in the ‘Local’ (i. Character Height.e.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 9. use the controls at the bottom of the form to vary the text Colour. Spacing or Line Spacing.2 Sketch Drafting Select Utilities > Sketch Drafting from the main bar menu and the Sketch Drafting 2D attributes form will be displayed This form will allow the setting of default pens. select Cursor from the option button to the right of Position. Select the required file. The user can also set the Fill pen to be On allowing cross hatching to be used.7. type the required coordinates into the Position text boxes. If the user wants to position the (origin of the) text using the pointer. character height. 9. Note: the file must be a text file The Files scrollable list lists all the files in the current directory.7 9.1 Utilities (2D) Load Text Select Utilities>Load Text from the main bar menu and the Load Text From File form will be displayed.aveva. Justification. current) directory. text justification. The settings on this form can be set to be used automatically or on request. Font. type the appropriate directory pathname into the Directory text box and press Enter.7. The name of the selected file will appear next to Text File. The Sheet co-ordinates of the chosen point will be displayed in the Position text boxes.

com 112 .7.3 Dynamic Primitives Select Utilities > Dynamic Primitives from the main bar menu and the Modify Primitives form will be displayed This form will display the attributes of the selected primitive.2 Added 2D Text to a View Note Select 2D Draughting and Layer /DRWG_1/S1/V1/USER_Notes www. 9.8.8. To change any of the settings simply enter the required value into the correct field and after the Enter key has been pressed the primitive will change to reflect the new values entered. 9. 9.1 Creating a New Note Navigate to Sheet /DRWG_1/S1 Create > Note Accept the default Name The Drawing Sheet will now have two 2D Layers one for the Sheet and one for the View.aveva.8 Creating 2D Primitives Example Display Drawing Sheet /DRWG_1/S1 If the 2D Annotation is associated with a View it should be placed on a View Note (VNOT) but if the 2D Annotation is general text it should be created in a Sheet Note.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 9.

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positioning the notes at the top of the Notes column on the right-hand side of the drawing. Chamfer Line….g. Mirror…. create a title for each view.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Exercise 15 – 2D Draughting Navigate to the sheet DRWG_5/S1. Click on the different types of primitives you created in 2 and edit them in turn by selecting Edit>Primitives… from the main toolbar.com 116 . Delete all the primitives on the views. Create a revision triangle.aveva. www. Experiment with the construction options. Create a Sheet NOTE and import the text file as General Notes using Utilities>Load Text… from the main menu. etc. in the Construct pull-down on the main menu. containing a suitable revision identifier. Create 2D primitives using all of the options on the Draw toolbar. Experiment with the different options on the Point Construction Option Form. Add some section marks using 2D symbols. Create a text file containing some general notes using TextPad or WordPad. ensuring that each text element is on the correct VNOT. e. Create a revision ‘cloud’ around some Design elements in the views and add the revision Local Symbol to each cloud. 2D Copy. Note how the edit form changes to suit the primitive being edited. as a Local Symbol.

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section planes will be created automatically. For information on Perpendicular and Stepped Planes Please refer to TM-1206 Drawing Production (Advanced). The Section Mode option button. There are three types of section planes • • • Flat Plane Perpendicular Plane Stepped Plane This module covers Flat Planes only.com 118 . www. can be set to Omit Fractional Components.1 Section Planes DRAFT gives you the ability to construct sections through specified Design items.aveva. any components which are not completely inside the sectioned View will be omitted. in which case. All Planes are database items and can therefore be used with more than one VIEW.CHAPTER 10 10 Section Planes 10. the results of which can be displayed at VIEW level. on Create>View or Modify>View. On the limits Tab. if the box is checked.

If World is selected.2 Creating Flat Planes Starting at VIEW level.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 All Planes are created and held within a Library structure and are owned by a Planes Library (PLLB). Click on the required p-point Cursor – an appropriate message will be displayed. The default In front of Plane means that everything on the observer’s side of the plane will be discarded. set to the current VIEW direction by default.com . which will refer to the appropriate type of plane element in the Planes Library. The items to be cut by the plane will be those referred to by the selected list. all items in the owning VIEW’s Drawlist will be cut. identify a 3D point as required The Cutting option button lists the available Drawlists. Retain Data option button lists the available options for defining which side of the cut items are to be discarded from the display. A View Section element will be created automatically. Select as appropriate. Enter the required co-ordinates. The Name text box will contain the automatically assigned Plane name. being referred to by the VIEW Section. The appropriate type of Plane is then created as a member of the Planes Library. and a Create a Flat Plane form will be displayed. Select the required Plane positioning method from the option button located to the right of the Position button. NOTE: if the view type is wireline. select Create>View>Section Flat from the main bar menu. To use a plane to produce a sectioned view of part of the Design. type the new direction into the text box. 119 www. the view will not be sectioned 10. Centerline Mode. you need to create a View Section (VSEC) element (starting at the relevant VIEW). • • • ID Cursor – an appropriate message will be displayed. If this is active then everything included on the Drawlist except the Center-Line of pipes if displayed will be Cut. which can be changed. A Planes Library is always created automatically (if the Drawing does not already have one) whenever you make one of the Create>View>Section menu selections. Click on the required Design item ID P-Point – an appropriate message will be displayed. • Explicit – the Explicit Plane form is displayed. If you wish to change this. then click on the Position button.aveva. Direction defines a vector normal to the plane.

4 Flat Plane Example For the purposes of the training a Drawing Sheet has been created with one view having /EQUIP.ZONE in the Drawlist.com 120 . select Graphics>Update>Design from the Draft General bar menu in order to update the VIEW contents. Select Modify>View>Section Flat from the main bar menu and the Modify a Flat Plane form is displayed This form is almost the same as the creation form.ZONE and /STRU. 10.3 Modifying Flat Planes Note that you must be at VIEW level or below to modify a Flat Plane.aveva.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Having clicked on OK. 10. Erase will remove from the screen the drawing aids showing the cutting plane. Sketch will draw the profile of the cutting plane being used. These are Sketch and Erase buttons. www. select Graphics>Update Design from the DRAFT menu bar in order to update the VIEW contents. Having clicked on Apply. The difference is that there are two extra buttons on this form.

com 121 . www.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 The Section Plane is created as follows: Create > View > Section > Flat Cutting World Direction –Z Retain Data In front of Plane Position Explicit… West 312660 North 303544 Up 107100 Apply and Dismiss OK the Create a Flat Plane Form Select Graphics > Update Design from the Draft Main Menu.aveva. The above drawing shows the top level equipment removed.

Create a Drawlist that contains the equipment element P1501A from the STABILISER Site and the site /WALLSITE.aveva. In one of the orthogonal views delete the existing Flat Plane and create two new Flat Planes with directions perpendicular to each other. The views should have viewing directions of North. The following example shows a Flat Plane cutting Drawlist that contains the WALLSITE Only.com 122 . Update the view graphics and note the effect of the two planes. Set the Drawlist Ref… for each view to this Drawlist. Modify the Direction of each plane in turn and note the effect on the Design elements in the view. Create Flat Planes in each view with a direction of your choice. Modify all planes to retain data Behind Plane and note the effect on the Design elements in the views. one North and one East. one containing /P1501A and the other containing the WALLSITE.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Exercise 16 – Section Planes Create a sheet of any size that contains four views. Set one plane to cut the Drawlist containing /P1501A and the other plane to cut the Drawlist containing the WALLSITE. East. Create two separate Drawlists. e. Down and Iso3 respectively. Retain the data In Front of Plane in all cases and note the effect on the Design elements in the views.g. www.

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/ 1 Z 2 O 3 N 4 E 5 6 4 7 / 8 B 9 R 10 A 11 N 12 C 13 H 14 15 6 16 Intelligent Text Format #NAME #NAME(C2:) #NAME(C2:7) #NAME(P-2:) #NAME(P/2:) #NAME(P2:) #NAME(P/2:)(C2:) #< #> #<#NAME(P/2:)(C2:) #<#NAME(P/2:)(C2:)#> #POSU #POSU<WRT ZONE> #POS<WRT /1501A-N1> #P1POS<WRT /1501A-N1> #PARA[3]<FROM SPREF CATREF> #PARA[3]<FROM /VCHJJ> #HBORE<FROM CREF> #:UDA Result /ZONE-4/BRANCH-6 ZONE-4/BRANCH-6 ZONE-4 -6 /BRANCH-6 /BRANCH-6 BRANCH-6 Starts underline Ends underline BRANCH-6 BRANCH-6 U3000 Returns the position using zone co-ordinates Returns the position relative to named item. which begin with a # character. Navigates to the catalogue element and returns the value of parameter 3. Catalogue or Drawing databases to replace the Drawing Intelligent text code words. For this we will use as an example a pipe name of /ZONE-4/BRANCH-6 Text Character No. This will output the HBORE (head bore) referred to by the DDNM attribute.aveva.Appendix B Appendix B Intelligent Text Intelligent Text can be automatically extracted from the Design. See below for examples.com 127 . This will output the value of the specified User Definable Attribute. Navigates to the named element and returns parameter 3. Returns the position of P1 relative to named item. www.

Normal text may be used in combination with Alternative characters and Intelligent text: #<~C#NAME(C2:)#> POSITION IS #POSU returns the Centerline symbol and name of the attached element.aveva. all underlined. POSITION IS) followed by its Up position.e. ~C#POSU produces the Centreline symbol followed by the Up position. Symbol Code Meaning Symbol Code Meaning B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V Footnote symbol Centreline symbol Diameter symbol W X Y Z Omega Superscript `1' Superscript `2' Superscript `3' Degrees symbol or superscript 0 Steelwork Channel Steelwork Angle Steelwork H-Section Steelwork I-Section Steelwork T-Section Steelwork Double Angle Steelwork L-Section Mu Yen sign Steelwork hollow circular Section Plate symbol Copyright symbol Registered trademark symbol Steelwork hollow rectangular Section Trademark symbol 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 * + / < = > [ Line Left arrow Hash Right arrow Much less than Much greater than Up arrow Down arrow ] ^ Alternative Characters can be used on their own or combined with Intelligent Text: ~C produces a Centerline symbol.AVEVA Plant (12 Series) Drawing Production (Basic) TM-1002 Alternative Character Set The Alternative Character set provides useful symbols for the users. 128 www. To use these the tilde character (~) must precede the required code for the symbol required.com . followed by a normal text message (i.