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Product Release Letter

AVEVA Plant 12.1.SP4.13


Partial Fix Release 52285
Windows XP or Windows 7
Dear Customer
This letter introduces and describes this release, which is supported on the indicated platform(s).

This Release Contains


A partial release of AVEVA Plant 12.1, which upgrades the full release 52150 AVEVA Plant
12.1.SP4 and replaces AVEVA Plant 12.1.SP4.12.
AVEVA Plant comprises AVEVA PDMS, AVEVA Engineering, AVEVA Diagrams and
associated products see below.
The separately licensed products or product components installable from or upgraded by this
release are as follows:
Product
Code

V01FN240
V00FN266
V00FN277
V00FN243
V00FN248
V00FN267
V00FN268
V00FN291
V00FN292
V00FN814
V00FN826
V00FN827
V00FN829
V10FN805
V10FN806
V30FN811
V30FN825
V30FN800

Version
Number

Product Name

AVEVA PDMS
AVEVA Engineering (incorporates Schematic Model Manager)
AVEVA Diagrams
AVEVA QUERY
AVEVA Laser Model Interface
AVEVA Schematic 3D Integrator
AVEVA Cable Design
AVEVA Mechanical Equipment Interface Import
AVEVA Mechanical Equipment Interface Export
AVEVA Isometric Automatic Drawing Production
AVEVA Concrete Building Design
AVEVA Room Manager
AVEVA Concrete Quantities
AVEVA Multi Discipline Supports
AVEVA Area Based ADP
AVEVA ExPLANT-I
AVEVA ExPLANT-A
AVEVA Pipe Stress Interface

12.1.SP4
12.1.SP4
12.1.SP4
12.1.SP4
12.1.SP4
12.1.SP4
12.1.SP4
12.1.SP4
12.1.SP4
12.1.SP4
12.1.SP4
12.1.SP4
12.1.SP4
12.1.SP4
12.1.SP4
12.1.SP4
12.1.SP4
12.1.SP4

For further information please contact your local AVEVA support office, which can be found at
http://support.aveva.com
This document has been prepared and approved by the following:

Job Title

Name

Product Manager

Peter Brunning

System Test Manager

Vaseem Jameel

Head of Product

Gavin Watton

TPS Manager

Semra Hamitogullari

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Prerequisite for this release - operating system:
Minimum Supported O/S Version (for
each supported platform)
Mandatory O/S Patches (for each
supported platform)
Build Operating System

Windows XP* (32-bit) or Windows 7 (32- or 64-bit)


with Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (supplied)
N.B. Windows 2000 no longer supported
Windows XP Service Pack 3
Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2003 SP2

* Microsoft has announced that support for Windows XP has now ended : please refer to:
http://support.aveva.com/support/United_Kingdom/bulletins/AVEVA%20Product%20Support%20%20Headline%20News%20-%20Support%20of%20AVEVA%20products%20on%20Microsoft%20Windows%20XP.htm.
Please note that recommended/supported hardware and software configurations are constantly subject to review, so
please consult the AVEVA support web pages for the latest recommendations.

Prerequisite for this release - products:

AVEVA Licensing System 1.0 or later and an appropriate License File


(N.B. This product version does NOT work with AVEVA Flexman)

Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 (32-bit) is required for some functions:

Optimum operation of the GUI requires Arial Unicode MS font, supplied with Microsoft
Office (2000 onwards) and also with Microsoft Office Visio.

Microsoft Office Excel import requires .NET Programmability Support enabled when
Office is installed. This can be found under Advanced customization of applications and
installs the Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.dll; without this, Excel import will not work.

Microsoft Office Visio 2007 or 2010 (Standard edition, 32-bit) is required for AVEVA
Diagrams and for the AVEVA Schematic Model Viewer.

For full details, please refer to the AVEVA Plant 12.1 System Requirements manual.

Supersedes:
Release 52279 - AVEVA PDMS 12.1.SP4.12.

Works (is compatible) with:

Other AVEVA Plant products on DVDR 41235 (PDMS 12.1.SP4 and associated products)
o includes AVEVA Global Server 12.1.SP4
AVEVA P&ID 12.1.SP1
AVEVA Instrumentation 12.1.SP1
AVEVA Electrical 12.1.SP1
AVEVA Review 12.2
AVEVA SQL-Direct 12.0.SP6
AVEVA Model Management 12.1, Clash Manager 12.1
AVEVA Bocad Steel Interface 2.1
AVEVA PDMS VPRM Gateway 5.3
AVEVA NET Portal 4.7.2 (using Gateway included in this release)
AVEVA Laser Modeller 12.0.0
AVEVA Everything3D 1.1.0.3 (for sharing databases)

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To Install product release:
Please double-click the installer (file Plant12.1.SP4.13.exe) and follow the instructions. Deinstallation of the fix release is possible via the Windows Add or Remove programs facility.
Please note that there is a combined installer for PDMS and the associated products listed above.
This can be configured by using the check boxes to install a selection of products. Control Panel >
Add or Remove Programs may subsequently be used to add additional ones or remove them.
Installations using setup.exe will by default install to C:\. The individual .msi files will by default use
the drive with most free space. More details are given in the user bulletin.
If you require sample PDMS projects, please ensure that you check the PDMS models tick-box.
The Global tick-box installs the necessary support for the use of PDMS or other Plant products
with Global. There is a separate installer for Global server, which is usually installed on a separate
machine, such as a server, which does not necessarily have PDMS installed.
It is important that any files, including configuration files or sample data, that need to be updated
by users are accessible for read, write etc. so it is strongly recommended that they are not
installed with the software. This is particularly important when installing in Program Files at
Windows 7 due to the introduction of User Account Control (UAC) which brings new security
restrictions. In particular, this makes it important to ensure that files that need to be written are
accessible by users without Administrator privileges. This applies to folders specified by
environment variables such as PDMSWK and PDMSUSER. The Plant Suite installer has been
revised to allow the separate definition of suitable folders, with different defaults.
NOTES:
Installation in folders with spaces in their pathnames is not recommended as noted in the
Installation Guide. The use of such names for project folders is not currently supported as
Global and certain functions such as the project MAKE program do not yet handle them.
By default Global is not installed in the same folder as PDMS; however it is possible to modify
the installations to use the same folder. This is not recommended and will cause problems
with Global 12.1.SP4 onwards, as that uses different versions of some DLLs. In addition, if
one product is uninstalled, the other product installation will require repair if they are in the
same folder.
Optional upgrades to existing projects are required for some new features. Please refer to the
user bulletin section 2.8 Upgrading from earlier releases. Please note however that the correct
syntax for applying the latest optional upgrade is DBUP PROJECT TO LATEST OPTIONAL.

First released on:


This product release is first available on AVEVA support website http://support.aveva.com as
AVEVA PDMS 12.1.SP4.13, release number 52285.

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List of Enhancements
This release includes the following functional enhancements:
In this release
12.1.SP4.13:
Description
Compare/Update Changes
Compare/Update now supports compare and import of Instruments from AVEVA
Instrumentation to Design element types Instrument, Equipment and Subequipment. This gives
the capability, for example, to separate instruments into inline, offline mounted, and offline nonmounted.
In order to use this new capability in existing projects it is necessary to replace one of the
configuration files. Delete the file DesignAIConfiguration.xml from the project folder
<xxx>dflts\ModelManagement. The system will subsequently copy the updated file in from the
release folder. Any previously defined configurations based on that combination of source and
destination databases will need to be configured again.
The integration UDA pmg-design-ai should have its element list extended to include types
Cable, Equipment, Instrument and Subequipment.

Consolidated from previous fix releases:


12.1.SP4.11
Description
Compare/Update and Integrator Changes
Merging of partially populated links
In Compare/Update and Schematic 3D Integrator, the Manage Links function to validate links will now
merge partially populated links, e.g. 3D object A is linked to schematic object A by one link and
schematic object A is linked to engineering object A by another link, as can occur when links are
created in separate extract databases.
A new PML method has been provided so that links can be validated from the command line. This can be
run using the following syntax:
import 'MMservices'
using namespace 'Aveva.Pdms.MMServices'
!!mmManageLinks = object mmManageLinks()
!!mmManageLinks.validate()

12.1.SP4.10
Description

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Compare/Update Changes
Compare/Update has some small enhancements in response to project feedback.

The user is no longer prompted automatically to enter a filter on selecting a data source (for the
case where a filter has not already been defined). The Filters button is now active as soon as a
data source is selected, so a filter can be defined if required, prior to selecting a configuration to
run for comparison.

On the Update Database form, the defaults for the two check boxes labelled Update attributes for
linked items have been changed to be on, so attributes will be updated by default.

In the Configuration Wizard, attribute mapping can now include PML expressions in place of
source attributes. On the Attribute Mapping screen the source side can now consist of:

Select an attribute from the dropdown list.

Type the name of a pseudo attribute.

Type a PML expression, enclosed in brackets, e.g. (DESC of OWNE). The expression will
not be evaluated at this point but will be evaluated at comparison time against the source
object.

Type a static value, to set a default value onto a target attribute. Any value entered in this
way will not be validated at this point.

A new option has been added to the SHEE element of a drawing template as described below.

12.1.SP4.8
Description
New option added for Pipe Fabrication
A new option has been added to the SHEE element of a drawing template as described below.

The value of FUNC can have two options.


FUNC SAME-SCALE;FOUR_VIEWS_OFF
NOTE.) The ordering is important to use the option.
The option is separated by ; (semi-colon)

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1. SAME-SCALE :
This option is used to make same scale views.
2. FOUR_VIEWS_ON:
Show always four views. All four views are displayed even if the spool is located in one plane.

FOUR_VEWS_OFF (Default):
Show only one view if the spool is located in one plane.
All views will be merged to just one view.
If the value of function has no definition about FOUR_VIEW_OFF, the FOUR_VIEW_OFF will be
applied as default.

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The view size and location is calculated using existing views.


But, if the spool is not located in one place, this option is set to FOUR_VIEWS_ON automatically.

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12.1.SP4.5
Description
Piping components and their insulation drawn in the same graphical view
Over the years there have been many requests to provide functionality that allows for both piping
components and their insulation to be drawn in the same graphical view. This has not previously been
possible because insulation is not a separate entity and insulation parameters merely change the physical
size of the component.
In resolving this, we have changed the way in which the attribute Insulation of the Representation Style is
used for the Piping Insulation.

The Insulation flag does not now solely toggle Pipe Insulation On and Off

The insulation flag continues to work as it did for all other insulation types

There are two new Representation Style attributes that are used solely for Pipe Insulation.
PINSSTYLE
integer/line_pattern
PINSCOLOUR integer/colour_name

the default value is OFF

The result of using these new Representation Style attributes is as follows;

Fig1

Fig2

Fig3

Fig1. The Tube Flag is ON, the FFSTYLE is set to Solid, the Insulation flag is OFF and PINSSTYLE is
OFF. The result would be the same if the PINSSTYLE was set because the Insulation flag still controls the
toggling of all insulation.
Fig2. The Tube Flag is ON, the FFSTYLE is set to Solid, the Insulation flag is ON, the PINSSTYLE is
set to Dashed and the PINSCOLOUR is set to Blue
Fig3. The Tube Flag is ON, the FFSTYLE is set to Dashed, Insulation flag is ON, the PINSSTYLE is set
to Solid and the PINSCOLOUR is set to Blue.
Notice that the tube is dashed for only those that have insulation. To produce this type of display, you will
need to use two rules, one for the dashed tube and another for the solid tube. The rule for the dashed tube
shown here would contain a criterion such as the following;
USE STYLE /dashed_style FOR ALL BRAN MEM WITH INTHICK NEQ 0
Otherwise, the result would be that all tube were displayed dashed.
Please Note: Drawing both Pipe and Pipe Insulation in the same view means more graphics processing
and it will take longer to produce such a view compared to one that contains just Pipe or just Pipe
Insulation.
For examples of DRAFT styles & rules that take advantage of the new features, please see release 52212.

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12.1.SP4.1:
Description
Compare Update
In Compare/Update the setting to Use advanced configuration has been moved from the Options
dialogue to a new screen in the Configurations Wizard. This means that end users no longer see this
option and it is controlled by the administrator to ensure consistent use on the project.

If advanced rules are required for this particular configuration, select a Project Configuration File (this
will usually be the default filename for the project, e.g. for Sample project this would be
%SAMDFLTS%\ModelManagement\ProjectConfiguration.xml). Then select a Rule Set and check Use
Advanced Rules.
Check Restrict the Configuration to Admin Users only if you want to test this configuration before
publishing it for general use on the project.

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Description
Multi-Discipline Supports Enhancements
A number of product enhancements have been introduced in MDS at this release. As a result of this, user
application data stored in the MDS/APPDEFAULTS database needs to be updated to take advantage of
these enhancements.
This can be achieved simply by an administrator in the Paragon module by using the Check MDS
Application Defaults utility provided in the Utilities menu.
See section entitled: Update Existing Client Project Application Defaults Databases in the MultiDiscipline Supports Administrator Guide.
MDS has been enhanced to allow the Unique Naming of Supports, the Designer is prompted to Name
each Support Ancillary. This can be turned off In Paragon by unselecting Unique Support Names on the
Options (2) Tab of the Modify > Application Defaults Form.

Documentation for these enhancements is provided within the following product manuals;
Design Common Functionality User Guide (Support Clashing)
Multi-Discipline Supports User Guide and Multi-Discipline Supports Administrator Guide
(Preliminary Support Conversion, Support Functions, Reference Supports, Compensating Plates,
Add/Remove Toolbar, ABA Location Plan Grid Defaults, Hanger Interface Selection,
User Defined Ancillary Selection Criteria and Hanger Support Creation Zones)

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Multi-Discipline Supports Reference Databases
At release 12.1.SP4 the method in which MDS reference databases (i.e. MDS/CATA) are delivered has
been altered such that the MDS project is no longer supplied with the product.
MDS reference databases are now contained within the MAS project that forms part of the standard
product installation. This change was necessary to ensure on-going compatibility with the core product.
MDS users will need to reset the pointers to the MDS reference databases within their projects and reestablish these databases within individual MDBs
User definable content databases such as MDS/APPDEFAULTS and template databases do not
need to be re-associated.

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List of Fault Corrections
This release addresses defects arising from the following support incidents:
In this release:
Diagrams:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

57079

96379

60514

107093

61849

111483

65190

121812

66910

129873

67414

129979

67469

130965

135974

136426

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Description
Title: Highlight Changes problem - UDAs not available in list for base types (only for
UDETs)
Symptoms: UDAs are not included in the set of attributes evaluated for Change
highlighting.
Solution: User can include UDAs of UDETs for Diagram Change highlighting.
Title: Attribute SCIREF is limited
Symptoms: User can't connect more than 10 elements to offline instrument
Known workaround: Create new offline instrument
Solution: SCIREF attribute has been expanded from 10 to 100 elements.
Title: Undo function
Symptoms: Undo does not work when user just moves component.
Known workaround: Executing "Undo" a couple of times might change back
shape position. Not recomended because DiagX/Ypos attributes might not be
properly updated.
Solution: Undo has been extended the cover new actions
Title: SCCAB as Secondary Shape can define STAREF and ENDREF differently
from Primary Shape
Known workaround: no known workaround / avoid operations on secondary cable
element, which can modify STAREF or ENDREF
Solution: Added new question dialog/setting before secondary cable connection /
disconnection / deletion.
Title: REVERT deletes the files for the original session
Symptoms: if REVERT is used to switch between 2 sessions, the SVG files are lost
Known workaround: Avoid use of REVERT or save the SVG files before using it
Solution: fixed
Title: UDA value change on multi-cable
Symptoms: UDA values are not propagated from multi-cables to cables
Known workaround: insert UDA values on cables manually
Solution: UDAs now dynamically added to propagation list on application startup.
Title: Connecting more than 4 branches to inline component is not possible.
Symptoms: The database structure allows up to 10 branching connections
(determined by size of CRFA attribute), but when trying to connect more than 4
branches to inline component, the elements are disconnected and following error
message appears in message log: "Not a valid pipe connection".
Solution: The problem has been fixed - it is now possible to connect up to 10
branches to inline component
Title: Application crashes when 'Customize' dialog is closing with contextual tab
active.
Known workaround: select another (non context) tab before entering Customize
dialog.
Solution: Added safety mechanism to handle any code exceptions
Title: Batch Update
Symptoms: Inline elements became secondary after batch job update
Solution: Items that exists before secondary inline has been introduced will
became primary items after batch update.

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Incident
Number

Issue
Number

68884

136761

62140

137707

Description
Title: Object Reference Not Set to an Instance of an Object SI -68641
Symptoms: Unhandled exceptions occured during some operations on diagram or
during opening some diagrams.
Solution: Fixed unhandled exception during opening diagrams or doing some
operation on diagram.
Title: Text missing when Diagram is exported into AutoCAD
Known workaround: Save dwg file in 2000 version
Solution: String formatting encoding was enhanced, which resolved problems with
export to newer DWG file formats.

Schematic 3D Integrator:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number
123889

Description
Application crashed while working on 'Diagram Change Highlighting' when
'Integration with Schematics' is unchecked in Design Module.

Engineering:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number
64138

47986

74496

58626

100935

58761

101327

114074

117709

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Description
Title: Tags - Diagram Change Highlighting: Deletions or Additions are missing in
the list.
Symptoms: When base or target SVG is not present new elements and deleted
elements and attributes are not displayed
Solution: Earlier elements were retrieved from SVG files, now elements are
retrieved from database for selected target and base sessions
Title: Schematic Model Manager - Compare/Update: [Tags] Selected attributes on
grid does not properly update linked item
Symptoms: The attributes will not be updated, (even if they are selected) without
first selecting the item (clicking on the 'accept checkbox')
Solution: Now attributes are updated even if selected from attribute grid.
Title: Tags - Compare/Update: Remove "/" from all names in the array
Symptoms: In array attrribute type, the first object is displayed without the leading
slash, and the additional values are displayed with slash.
Solution: Removed slash from all values which present in array.
Title: Tags - Cell forward on enter or tab
Symptoms: When the data enters into the large area, the option which was set not
working. The right cell is getting selected after pressing Enter button, irrespective of
the option chosen
Solution: Long Text Editor support direction set in options.
Title: Schematic Model Manager - SCILINE elements are not being Highlighted in
Diagram Viewer Window
Symptoms: SCILINE was not considered as schematic line, so highlight was
getting failed.
Solution: SCILINE now considered as schematic line in drawing viewer.
Title: Schematic Model Manager - Exception to be handle on click of Compare CE.
Symptoms: Sometimes name attribute or unique attribute is missing in case of with
external source. Its giving exception.
Known workaround: Proper attributes are required.
Solution: Proper message is displayed and Exception is handled when name
attribute or unique attribute is missing for external datasource.

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Incident
Number

Issue
Number

64384

118742

64647

119564

129515

131153

131364

133647

134306

136457

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Description
Title: Tags - Compare/Update: Performance Issue of the grid result - phase 2 fixes
Symptoms: performance areas are row colouring after comparison and accept all.
Solution: Performance is improved at the time of grid color and accept all.
Title: Tags - Compare Update: Save grid layout for user.
Symptoms: Element name with ":" selected as source gives error message when
user selects attribute from column setup
Solution: ":" is removed from file path which is coming from element type.
Title: Tags - 3D View is getting displayed as cropped in tags module launched in
RDP.
Symptoms: Only small part of view is visible.
Solution: Routine which caused the problem has been exchanged.
Title: Tags - UDA default value is not showing up in the tags grid
Symptoms: default values for the UDA ':test' are not showing up in the tags grid.
Solution: Changed the order of setting default null value for columns. It was the
cause of default values not showing in grid.
Title: Schematic Model Manager - Compare/Update: when editing an existing
configuration, a new configuration with the same name is getting created.
Symptoms: Existing configuration getting created twice when user edits it, so two
configuration the same displayed in list.
Solution: Now only single configuration is displayed with unique display name.
Title: Tags - The TagsAddin addin is not able to use network paths.
Symptoms: When starting Tags the following message appears:
Failed to start TagsAddin Addin
Known workaround: Error message occurs when network paths are used e.g.
project_dir=\\servername\projects\121AENG\
To avoid this problem map network drive and adjust environment variables
appropriately.
Solution: The TagsAddin addin can now use network paths.
Title: session comments not getting saved
Solution: Fixed an issue causing session comment not being properly saved from
PML Session Comment dialog.
Title: Schematic Model Manager - Compare/Update: Implicit changes due
to implementation in Netgrid control in SP4.
Symptoms: Exceptions are thrown when forms having netgrid control is opened
Solution: Forms having netgrid control is displayed with no exceptions

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Cable:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

49548

78607

Description
Title: PDMS Cable Design - AVEVA Instrumentation Data Update use different
element types
Solution: New Out of box configuration has been introduced for AI Instrument and
Design database types Instrument, Equipment, Subequipment.

Pipe Fabrication:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

60614

114864

Title: Bend Elements Information in the PFBENDINGTABLE object


Symptoms: There was no information for bend length and radius in the
PFBENDINGTABLE object
Solution: Program modified to get bend element information in the
PFBENDINGTABLE object.

64116

117737

60922

108333

61224

109505

62578

113705

Title: Assign Bending Machine Form - Details Should Populate


Solution: Modified the Program to populate the Details tab when the Assign
Bending Machine form is opened
Title: The result of material list in spool drawing was error for joint sleeve spool
Solution: Compensated logic to get part number
Title: Changing SHOP attribute rise an error
Solution: Program modified to add logic to check whether "namopt" can be used
Title: Assembly Table Error for Flanged Branch
Symptoms: this problem happened when a branch is connected with tee as tail
Solution: Updated program to make assembly table for Flanged Branch properly

62583

113718

62598

113773

62620

113821

62626

113853

57761

97660

59776

104570

59839

104677

Title: Modify Spool Form Dynamic 3D View Update Required


Solution: Updated program to show end excess, feed excess, loose component
and spool limits automatically when changing pipes. If CE does not have above
values, the related button will be inactivated.

59842

104681

59844

104683

Title: View NC Data when selected check box


Solution: Updated program to fix this problem
Title: Added Option for Modeling Consistency Check
Symptoms: The Modelling Consistency Check form will return a value of 'Not
Passed' for almost 95% of checks
Solution: The 'Full data consistency check' option has been added to bypass many
warnings

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Description

Title: Assembly Information Too Many Entries for Loose Flanges


Solution: Updated code to removed unnecessary information in the assembly table
Title: Assembly Information - Name of BP is Missing
Solution: Updated codes to assembly information for "ELBO"
Title: Assembly Information - Mitre Information is Incorrect
Solution: Updated program to display mitre information properly.
Title: Assembly Information - BUTT is not Consistent with CUT Information
Solution: Updated program for consistency with CUT information about BUTT data
Title: Assign Bend Machine Add Remove Items
Symptoms: It's not possible to remove selected elements in the grid
Solution: Program modified to add popup menu for removing selected elements
Title: Show User End/Feed Excess Pop Up Form
Solution: Updated program to remove pop up form for User End/Feed Excess. If a
spool has no User End/Feed Excess, the related button will be inactivated.

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Incident
Number

Issue
Number

59968

105002

59969

105007

60022

105115

60023

105116

60292

106394

60477

106980

60489

107010

60727

134623

68713

136129

65363

122461

67549

130649

67766

131412

69599,
69639
69728

138861,
138927
139229

Description
Title: Assign Bending Machine Highlight Selected
Solution: If type of selected element is BRAN, its members will highlighted
Title: Adding Icon to reflect the assignment result
Symptoms: The details tab of the Assign Bending Machine form does not have a
icon to display result
Solution: Program modified to add icon to display assignment result
Title: Assign Bending Machine Duplicate Errors
Solution: Added logic to check element before assigning error list
Title: Assign Bending Machine Form - No Highlight
Solution: Update to highlight the bending element which is to have modified radius
Title: Create Weld by Picking will not work on Set-On Tees
Solution: Additional codes to pick set-on tee as advices
Title: Fabrication/Installation Isometric Form Population
Solution: Removed the logic to check removed items when adding elements
Title: Naming Pipe Pieces
Solution: Appended logic to assign autonaming for pipepiece element (PPIECE)
Title: Location of Check Message File in Pipe Fabrication
Symptoms: Program only will find the check message file in the PDMSEXE folder
Solution: Program modified to find the file from PDMSDFLTS and PDMSEXE
folder If it is not in the PDMSDFLTS folder, the program will look in the PDMSEXE
folder
Title: Branch connected by PTAP is not shown on PSPOOL isometric.
Solution: Match PTAP with an OLET when comparing Isodraft internal type with
attribute BELTYP list
Title: Weldgap Config Form Initialisation Behaviour is Poor
Solution: Added logic for selection missing specs if there are any missing spec for
weld handling
Title: Modelling Consistency Form Error
Solution: Updated codes to get arrive connection to check flange rotation
Title: Spool Drawing Issues with # in Pipe Name
Solution: The # character will be changed to "_" to avoid the error
Title: Fabrication Check Form Fails.
Solution: Exception has been handled.
Title: Coordinate Error on Elbow .
Symptoms: Coordinate Error on elbow is happened.
Solution: Program modified to get assembly table from elbow properly.

PDMS:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

55404

92875

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Description
Title: Cats & Specs - Paragon's nozzle specification form with imperial bores.
Symptoms: When working in Paragon with 'INCH BORE" set, the nozzle
specification form assumes the parameter values retrieved from SCOMs are in
current units rather than assuming they are in database units.
Known workaround: Either add explicit units to the parameters on the SCOMs
before creating the specifications or manually edit the ANSW attribute on the
relevant specification selectors.
Solution: Fetch the bore values from the ppoints rather than from the parameters.

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Product Release Letter


Incident
Number

Issue
Number

55977

93925

64443

118929

64539

119230

64721

120297

130845

132218

68228

134724

68860

136610

69114

137562

69107

137567

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Description
Title: Cats & Specs - Nozzle SPEC, SELE, SPCO's are automatically getting
locked during creation.
Symptoms: Locked elements after creation/modification.
Known workaround: Select spec world and use 'unlock all' in the command
window.
Solution: Altered sequence of locking and unlocking so elements are left unlocked
instead of locked.
Title: Structures - Bent Panel Fittings Angle cannot be changed.
Symptoms: Bent Panel elements cannot be rotated.
Solution: A new attribute BFORI has been introduced.
Title: The input offset form fails to display in certain scenarios.
Solution: Add code to PositionControl.
Title: Isometric Automatic Drawing Production - IsoADP with MDS error.
Symptoms: An error message (2, 769) An object does not have a member
METHOD may appear when drawing supports for cable way or HVAC.
Solution: The application has been modified to find the MDS supports in both
HVAC and CWAY branches.
Title: Piping - Porting back Sloping lines schema to maintain compatabilty with E3D
2.1.
Symptoms: Interopability.
Known workaround: Don't use sloping lines.
Solution: Port code back.
Title: Admin - Reconfiguration TO/FROM FILE only works if all drawing-files exist
in the original database
Symptoms: If a Sheet contains both Picture-file and Marine Drawing-files, then
both external drawing-files must be exist in order for Reconfiguration TO FILE to
work. If any file is missing, then Reconfiguration FROM FILE omits the Drawing-file
copy. Any existing files will be copied alongside the Reconfigurer files during the
Output stage, but they will not be read in and updated during the Input stage to the
destingation database.
Known workaround: Use Reconfiguration TO DB to avoid the problem
Solution: Fixed
Title: Draft - (2,779) Method <ERROR>.WRT(<DBREF>) displayed when creating
CWAY Isos.
Solution: Fixed to handle case when a POINTR is the last component in the spool.
Title: Hidden Views are exported to DWG.
Solution: This issue has been solved.
Title: Piping - Hole Management data being written to MDS association world.
Symptoms: Hole management association group created in MDS association
world.
Known workaround: Make sure that a writable hole management association
group is available to all users.
Solution: The system now checks for ASSOWL purpose, and will not attempt to
create a new ASSOGP in an MDS association world.
Title: Design - Position from Hole Management report is not the position of
penetration if an offset is applied
Symptoms: Offset applied to holes is not included in the penetration position
Known workaround: Use the position of the virtual hole (No problem with holes
with no offset applied)
Solution: Output on report position with offset applied

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Incident
Number

Issue
Number

69529

138719

138878

Description
Title: Admin - PNS (Privileges Not Sufficient) Error with foreign DB in 12.1.SP4.12.
Symptoms: If read only access is applied to databases a PNS error is given on
module entry.
Known workaround: If appropriate, do not set read only permission to databases.
Solution: Use fix provided in 12.1.SP4.13.
Title: Piping - User not able to connect the Pipe Branch to a Equipment Nozzle.
Solution: Corrected PML.

Consolidated from previous fix releases:


12.1.SP4.12
Diagrams:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

Description

122623

Title: Unmapped attributes are not displayed in the output EIWM file when Keep
unmapped attributes is checked.
Symptoms: Unmapped attributes are not displayed in the output EIWM file when
Keep unmapped attributes is checked.
Known workaround: No known workaround.
Solution: Unmapped attributes are now displayed in the output EIWM file when
Keep unmapped attributes is checked.

Incident
Number

Issue
Number

Description

I-59950

104969

I-60210

106087

Engineering:

112677

I-63157

115679

Title: Tags - Provide a PML function to send information to the Message Log
windows in Tags and Diagrams.
Symptoms: Currently it is not possible to send information to the Message log
windows from PML scripts.
Known workaround: No known workaround.
Solution: Added possibility to send an information to the Message log windows
from PML scripts by new method:
AddMessage(string severity, string message) to PMLTags class.
Possible severity strings are 'ERROR' 'WARNING' and 'INFO'.
Title: Tags missing attributes for Hull Element Types.
Symptoms: Hull element types are missing, so consider as string in comparison.
Known workaround: No known workaround.
Solution: Added a condition to display hull element type.
Title: Tags - Long text editor eats the first keystroke.
Symptoms: First letter is removed when trying to type in long text editor.
Known workaround: No known workaround.
Solution: First letter is no longer removed; the whole text is visible in the editor.
Title: Tags - Performance issue in Cell History.
Symptoms: Performance for Cell History was poor.
Known workaround: No known workaround.
Solution: Improved performance for non expression and non pseudo-

attribute columns.

d52285 8-Aug-2014

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Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-63786

117851

I-65580

123272

I-65890

124325

Description
Title: Tags - Error running macro in Engineering Tags since moving to
PDMS12.1.SP4.
Symptoms: There is an exception when trying to publish to AVEVA NET from
macro in Engineering Tags.
Known workaround: No known workaround.
Solution: First issue was an old Aveva.Pdms.Tags.Pml.dll version in the package,
we have added also null-check which caused an exception while running macro.
Title: Tags - List Manager - 3D Object icon appear, even if there is no 3D Object.
Symptoms: 3D Object icon appears, even if there is no 3D Object.
Known workaround: No known workaround.
Solution: 3D Object icons do no longer appear if there are no 3D Objects.
Title: Reloading PBS from datal macro is not working properly
Symptoms: During reloading PBS from datal macro, the PBSPAR was not set
correctly if it referred to more than one element. As a result it was not possible to
move PBS structure between projects using datal.
Known workaround: Manually adjust PBSPAR after running datal macro.
Solution: Setting the PBSPAR attribute from datal macro or command line is
working fine now.

Pipe Fabrication:
Incident
Number
I-59801

Issue
Number
116747

Description
Title: Cut Information Table for Elbow.
Symptoms: When create pipe spool drawing, there is no cut information table for
elbow.
Known workaround: No known workaround exists.
Solution: Program modified to create cut information table.

Multi-Discipline Supports (MDS):


Incident
Number

Issue
Number
99638

100300

101472

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Description
Title: Improper Error Message while Creating Trunnion TT25.
Symptoms: Creating TT25 on a horizontal pipe results in improper error message.
Known workaround: TT25 is for vertical pipes only. Error only exists if user tries
to create one on a horizontal pipe.
Solution: Fixed by adding a condition that the selected pipe must be vertical. An
error message is displayed if the selected pipe is not vertical.
Title: Trunnion dummy legs lengths are not reset after creating the VT07 vessel
support.
Symptoms: Works in a different way to VT01 creation.
Known workaround: It is still possible to control the lengths of the dummy legs, but
the workflow is different than with other similar VTs.
Solution: Brought the functionality for VT07 in line with VT01. Now the dummy legs
are resized to an appropriate length.
Title: Add Support buttons on ribbon bar should not do anything at piping
component level unless it is an ATTA.
Symptoms: When at an elbow for example it would add all supports on the branch.
Known workaround: No known workaround exists.
Solution: It now only adds supports at a branch level or at an ATTA of a support.

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Incident
Number

Issue
Number
101482

101483

102544

104201

116574

Description
Title: Inconsistency observed in the confirm message while removing the Grid
System.
Solution: Changed content of displayed message from 'O.K.' to OK to be
consistent with other similar messages.
Title: MDS ABA Grid Data window fails to get dismissed on Clicking on X Button.
Symptoms: Form cannot be closed with 'X' button.
Known workaround: Use the 'Dismiss' button.
Solution: The 'X' button now closes the form in the same way as the 'Dismiss'
button.
Title: Compensation Materials form would not display materials.
Symptoms: Compensation Materials form would not display materials if the units
were not set to Celsius and Pascals.
Known workaround: Switch units to Celsius and Pascals and then switch them
back afterwards.
Solution: The form now shows the correct materials for when the units are set to
any values.
Title: Using 'Adjust to Steelwork' functionality on ST06 results in error message.
Symptoms: Cannot perform required functionality, resulting in error message.
Known workaround: ST06 can be manually adjusted to steelwork by user input of
explicit values.
Solution: Adjust to steelwork functionality is now fixed.
Title: Reference supports were not moved when the support was moved.
Symptoms: Any reference supports created on a support framework were not
moved with the framework.
Known workaround: No known workaround exists.
Solution: Reference supports are now moved with the framework.

PDMS:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-55831

93650

I-56051

94077

I-58219

99125

I-59660

104514

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Description
Title: Cable - Copy CableWay Elements(syntax error).
Symptoms: Syntax error occur when using Copy CableWay Elements.
Known workaround: No known workaround exists.
Solution: Defect is corrected.
Title: Cable - List of Elconns form throws F&M warning when loaded for the first
time.
Symptoms: If a user clicks the Pick link label on the start ref or end ref in the
Create cable form they get a warning.
Known workaround: No known workaround.
Solution: Defect is fixed; the problem was in positioning the PML gadget, which
was placed outside the boundaries of the form.
Title: Design - Creating a part from a template no longer defaults to DESIGN db.
Symptoms: The catalogue search panel initialises the DB type to catalogue.
Known workaround: Use gadget to select appropriate DB type.
Solution: Initialise gadget with correct DB type rather than the default DB type.
Title: Piping - Problems with connecting a branch to a CROS.
Symptoms: When you try to connect a branch head or tail to a CROS using pick,
the error element does not have attribute CREF appears and the action is
prevented.
Known workaround: Use the old connect form.
Solution: An extra error handle has been added to correct the problem.

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Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-61407

110236

I-62021

111997

I-62565

113666

I-64729

120326

I-66297

125876

I-66357

127662

128816

I-64762,
I-67188

128948,
129208

135489

Description
Title: Design - Position via Ship Reference does not work the first time after a copy.
Symptoms: After Copy STRU, Ship Position Form Apply does not work (first time
only).
Known workaround: After Copy STRU, Position twice using Ship Position Form.
Solution: This issue has now been corrected.
Title: Design - Could not add CE when CE was a BLOCK to the mass surface and
mass volume form.
Symptoms: Block was not added to the .net grid on the form for calculation.
Known workaround: User could add BLOCK by Name.
Solution: This issue has now been corrected.
Title: Piping - Unhandled error in pipe splitting.
Symptoms: During pipe splitting, there can be an error message "problem creating
the dummy assembly" if a component stype is unavailable in the current spec. This
cases another error and the process halts with "array element 0 does not exist".
Known workaround: This is caused by using plant assemblies in marine where
the specs are incompatible. The assemblies should be re-built in the marine sample
project.
Solution: An extra error handle has been built into the assembly code.
Title: Fixed PML STOP button not working on Windows 7
Symptoms: STOP button does not always interrupt PML on Windows 7
Know workaround: No known workaround.
Solution: This issue has now been corrected.
Title The Pipe component selection form opening and closing will make the
software crash ( fatal error if console is shown).
Solution: Added a check in the code to prevent the form from crashing.
Title: Design - Incorrect work Advanced View Control with Measure Distance
functionality (lost a dimension).
Symptoms: Error concerning no aid number.
Known workaround: No known workaround.
Solution: Advance view form did register aids but did a .remove( instead of .hide(
Title: Design - Autofill straights with wrong orientation.
Symptoms: Autofill straights with wrong orientation.
Known workaround: Reconnect.
Solution: This issue has now been corrected.
Title: Design - Unreliable PML file-saving on Windows 7.
Symptoms: PML applications show PNS (Privileges not Sufficient) on alternate
operations can affect Reporting, Savework Design Colours etc. Applies to
Windows 7 (or higher) file-shares.
Known workaround: Problem may be resolved by repeating operation.
Solution: This issue has now been corrected.
Title: HVAC Syntax error message is displayed on selecting Connect Tail to Last
Member.
Symptoms: Syntax Error.
Known workaround: Set TCON in attributes form.
Solution: Fixed using PML2 syntax.

12.1.SP4.11
Schematic 3D Integrator:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Description

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Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-61495

110432

I-60698

111018

113140

I-62964

114737

I-62968

114741

I-63096

115389

I-63704

116814

116906

116907

I-65499

122897

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Description
Title: After an unlink any accepted differences should be removed.
Symptoms: Accepted differences remain after unlinking.
Known workaround: Reject accepted differences before unlinking.
Solution: Acceptance data are removed on unlinking.
Title: After rejecting an accepted differences any acceptance group member should
be removed.
Symptoms: Acceptance group members remain after rejecting accepted
difference.
Known workaround: Manually remove items from the acceptance group, or ignore
them.
Solution: Acceptance group members are removed on rejecting an accepted
difference.
Title: Integrator at 12.1.SP4 should be able to cope with an E3D2.1 configuration
file.
Symptoms: Integrato throws unhandled exceptions if it encounters a leter
configuration rule.
Known workaround: Use a configuration file generated at 12.1.SP4.
Solution: Handle errors from referencing attributes not available at earlier versions.
Title: Branches of unlinked pipes have options to accept differences.
Symptoms: Branches have options to accept differences which should not be
available if pipe is unlinked.
Known workaround: Ignore these options or reject any accepted differences.
Solution: Accept differences options are not available on branch if pipe is unlinked.
Title: After rejecting an accepted differences any acceptance group member should
be removed.
Symptoms: Acceptance group members remain after rejecting accepted
difference.
Known workaround: Manually remove items from the acceptance group, or ignore
them.
Solution: Acceptance group members are removed on rejecting an accepted
difference.
Title: Tags - Enhance the Validate process of Manage Links to merge partially
populated link objects.
Symptoms: Separate link objects sharing one of the same references.
Known workaround: None.
Solution: Validate option merges links that overlap in their references.
Title: Copy All to 3D not done for all pipes in multi-linked line.
Symptoms: Only the first pipe that is linked gets the attribute values copied to 3D.
Known workaround: Manually copy the attribute values.
Solution: Copy All to 3D copies the attribute values to each linked pipe.
Title: A branch with no significant components is not compared.
Symptoms: The branch is coloured cyan following comparison.
Known workaround: None.
Solution: Branches with no significant components are compared according to their
connections.
Title: Integrator matches a schematic valve to a PCOM when it should be reporting
a missing valve.
Symptoms: A missing valve is not reported.
Known workaround: None.
Solution: The matching has been improved to correctly report the missing valve.
Title: Tooltip reports a difference even though the rules say to ignore that attribure.
Symptoms: The tooltip for an attribute set to Compare Action Ignore reports a
difference.
Known workaround: None.
Solution: The tooltip takes account of the Compare Action setting.
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Engineering:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-58620,
I-63096

100915,
115389

I-67195,
I-67913

129710,
133268

Description
Title: Enhance the Validate process of Manage Links to merge partially populated
link objects
Symptoms: Separate link objects sharing one of the same references
Known workaround: None
Solution: Validate option merges links that overlap in their references.
Title: Tags application does not load lists definitions.
Known workaround:
TagsAddin uses three environment variables XXXDATA (Where XXX is short
project name e.g. SAM), PDMSDFLTS and PDMSUSER to evaluate folders where
list definitions are saved/loaded.
%PDMSUSER%\XXX\Data\Lists\
%XXXDATA%\Lists
%PDMSDFLTS%\Data\Lists
If all three environment variables exist and their values are set (paths) then
everything should work.
Solution: Additional checking to prevent from referencing to not existing objects.

PDMS:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-65389

122760

Description
Title: Design - In Outfitting Module, Cannot snap the Centre point for Hull Panel
Hole.
Symptoms: Centre points can be snapped but there should also be additional
points in manholes (HO).
Known workaround: No known workaround exists.
Solution: Two new ppoints has been added to the HO standard hole type. On at
each centre of the arcs.

PDMS 12.1.SP4.10
Diagrams:
Incident
Number
I-28331, I27769

Issue
Number
59127,
58810

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Description
Title: Excel I/O .Net Programmability Support Message is not readable.
Symptoms: If excel interop or excel is not installed on the machine is not giving
enough information about excel interop while clicking on import and export excel
button.
Known workaround: NA
Solution: Required changes have been made and an error message will be
shown if excel interop or excel is not installed on the machine before importing or
exporting any excel file.

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Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-65248

122107

Description
Title: Crash in Explorer using arrow keys.
Symptoms: When navigating the tree in the design explorer using the arrow keys
on the keyboard, an unhandled exception can occur which crashes the explorer
rendering it unuseable.
Known workaround: Using the mouse to navigate avoids the issue.
Solution: Added additional validation to explorer code to ensure that the explorer
always knows where it is in the tree regardless of method used to navigate.

Engineering:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-40662

66154

96390

96394

99320

I-58550

100613

I-54992

101126

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Description
Title: Reporter - cannot evaluate environment variables.
Symptoms: When user specifies environment variables in image path and in
calculated field it does not work.
Known workaround: NA
Solution: It is now possible to use PDMS environment variables & calculated field
with PDMS environment variables to specify image path for picture box image path.
Title: Tags - Excel Export: Wizard - "/" removal for Ref Arrays.
Symptoms: Import and export of referance and element array is getting failed.
Known workaround: NA
Solution: Handling slash is applied to all elements of Ref Array. Earlier it was
applied only to first element.
Title: Tags - Excel Export: Wizard - Default Sheet name for UDET type.
Symptoms: If dbview name contains illegel characters that excel does not supports
in sheet name error message was showing.
Known workaround: Need to strip out illegel characters automatically.
Solution: Illegel characters will be stripped out and rest will be displayed as sheet
name in sheet configuration form.
Title: Reporting - Inconsistent results while executing unit tests on SP4 bug fix
branch.
Symptoms: While Running Unit tests via Visual Studio fail sometime due to
VSTestHost.exe running in background.
Known workaround: NA
Solution: Close VSTestHost.exe via task manager if found , Before Running tests.
Title: Tags - Add the number of displayed record when the list is filtered.
Symptoms: Filtered row information is not displayed anywhere.
Known workaround:
Solution: Numbers of records are displayed in the Compare Update element grid
tab when the list is filtered.
Title: Tags - Excel Import: Real value's compare logic for excel import.
Symptoms: Comparison of double typed attribute values of importing data and
database was being compared as text instead double.
Known workaround: NA
Solution:
Accept/Reject window will be shown for following scenarios
A)Change in current and revised value with respective to unit conversion of same
dimension.
B)If different unit of same dimension is specified in revised value against unit
specified for current DbAttribute.
C)Invalid dimension unit is specified.

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Incident
Number

Issue
Number
104554

I-59903

104856

I-59922

104904

I-60210

106087

I-62681

113985

114482

I-63581

116480

116630

116631

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Description
Title: Tags - User fails to delete the row which is moved by using 'Move selected
row up the grid' option.
Symptoms: User fails to delete the row which is moved by using 'Move selected
row up the grid' option in sheet configuration and column configuration window of
the Excel/Export Wizard.
Known workaround: NA
Solution: User can delete moved row in sheet configuration and column
configuration window.
Title: Tags - Errors with Equipment 'Name' attribute with Scope by Destination.
Symptoms: Observe that all element NAME attribute values takes the NAME of the
topmost item.
Known workaround: NA
Solution: Current element name has been updated for each item so now user can
see correct name for each item.
Title: Tags - Incorrect Link information after comparison scope By destination.
Symptoms: Incorrect link information showing in C/U grid.
Known workaround: NA
Solution: Now correct link information showing in C/U grid.
Title: Tags - Missing attributes for Hull Element Types.
Symptoms: Hull element types are missing, so consider as string in comparision.
Known workaround:
Solution: Added a condition to display hull element type.
Title: Schematic Model Manager - Button Filter is greyed before the first compare.
Symptoms: filter button not enable after first comparison, so user can not apply
filter on first comparison.
Known workaround:
Solution: Filter button is enabled after data source is selected i.e before
comparison.
Title: Tags - Excel import is not working properly, when the user is importing empty
data cells.
Symptoms: Excel Import is not working properly, when the user is importing empty
data cells is specified in excel. No changes or updates were executed if user want
to update empty value using excel import.
Known workaround: NA
Solution: It is now possible to import empty cell data using Excel Import.
Title: Tags - Mutliple match only update first UDET.
Symptoms: In case of multiple matches, only first UDET updated even if multiple
selected. and multiple attributes selected on selection of single element.
Known workaround:
Solution: Selection of element selects and update only attributes of particular
element.
Title: Schematic Model Manager - Remove prompt for filter when no filter defined.
Symptoms: Message displayed when no filter is applied.
Known workaround:
Solution: Message is removed when no filter defined.
Title: Schematic Model Manager - Change the defaults for updating attributes on
linked items.
Symptoms: By default UpdateMatchedLinked &
UpdateInsertedLinked checkbox's are unchecked in update form.
Known workaround:
Solution: Now by default UpdateMatchedLinked &
UpdateInsertedLinked checkbox's are checked in Update form.

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Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-

124855

Description
Title: Schematic Model Manager - Performance Issues during comparison and
coloring operations.
Symptoms: Time taken during selecting a configuration or refresh operation was
too much.
Known workaround: No known workaround.
Solution: The time was taken due to side by side grid and also due to comparison
and coloring operation. The performance is improved and is better than before.

Pipe Fabrication:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-28388
I-61269

64988
94885
110438

I-61271

110766

I-59801

116747

I-59062

120295

I-65388

124821

Description
Pipe Sketch Enhancements - Updated Pipe Pieces.
Stop button fails to work in the Galvanization Tank Check form.
The Disable SKEY error messages in the modeling consistency check option has
been added to bypass SKEY Error(D820) in the Pipe Fabrication Defaults Form.
Title: Added Option for Bolting Message.
Symptoms: When validation pipe spools, the bolting messages are shown.
Known workaround:
Solution: The Disable Bolting error messages in Pipe Spool Validation option has
added to bypass the bolting error in the Pipe Fabrication Defaults form.
Title: Cut Information Table for Elbow.
Symptoms: When create pipe spool drawing, there is no cut information table for
elbow.
Known workaround:
Solution: Program modified to created cut information table.
Title: Adding Popup menu for assigning minimum feed excess.
Symptoms: When validate pipe spools, there is no popup menu for assigning
minimum feed excess.
Known workaround:
Solution: Program modified to add popup menu for assigning minimum feed
excess.
Title: End Point Table from RSO.
Symptoms: The coodinates in the End Point Table cannot represented from RSO.
Known workaround: None.
Solution: Program modified to get coodinates from RSO.

PDMS:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-52746

87104

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Description
Title: HVAC - Provide a GUI to define the TAIL of an HVAC BRANCH
Symptoms:
Known workaround:
Solution: Position Tail Explicit now allows setting of tail attributes TBORE TDIR
etc.

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Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-53152

87783

I-53157

88181

I-61522

110447

I-62957

114715

I-64371
I-64461

118619
119028

I-64226

119264
121186

I-65842

124167

124871

I-62683

124954

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Description
Title: HVAC - There is no way to cancel the ADD/REMOVE spool elements
process.
Symptoms: No way to de-select first pick.
Known workaround: Previously - Use Undo.
Solution: 1. allow select/deselect (a first pick will select, a second pick will deselect
a third pick will select etc).
2. Higlighting of spool is updated correctly.
Title: HVAC - Spool names for removed elements is not maintaining convention.
Symptoms: Unnamed spools.
Known workaround: Previous was autoname after.
Solution: Option the name added.
Title: Report Designer Script Command(Convert.ToDouble) error.
Symptoms: If user specify invalid string for conversion to double in script.
Known workaround: NA
Solution: Defect reproduced due to conversion from invalid string to double. Script
exception is handled inside application and error message is displayed when any
script exception occurs.
Title: Piping - Search Utility Enhanced filtering of Element attributes.
Symptoms: Cannot find set of required elements that match criteria.
Known workaround: Search for all, add a column for the attribute and sort by the
column.
Solution: New search options added.
Piping - Production of Bending Data.
Title: Attribute was being processed incorrectly by PML2
Symptoms: Q VAR !!CE.GAPS or Q VAR !!CE.ATTRIBUTE('GAPS') report an
error (2,800).
Workaround: Handle this error and use Q GAPS syntax
Solution: Definition of Gaps attribute has been corrected to be a Real Array
(DBARRATT). Any temporary workarounds can be removed.
Draft - DXF DWG configurable Problems to export arrow pipe flow.
Title: Design - BPFITT doesn't work with clashing.
Symptoms: No clashing between BFITT and other elements.
Known workaround: No known workaround exists.
Solution: Corrected so also BFITT elements are clashed.
Title: Compare/Update: Improve import of information for Cable Catalogue
Symptoms: Message displayed is not proper for external datasource while tried to
edit configuration.
Known workaround: No known workaround.S
Solution: Earlier message is changed to "Selected configuration is protected for
changes, only filter and attribute mapping can be changed .
Title: Admin (including Lexicon & Propcon) - Integrity Checker (DICE) patching lost
buckets fails for most databases.
Symptoms: "Attempt to patch failed" message appears and patch is unsuccessful.
Known workaround: None
Solution: Corrected.
Title: Attribute was being processed incorrectly by PML2
Symptoms: Q VAR !!CE.GAPS or Q VAR !!CE.ATTRIBUTE('GAPS') report an
error (2,800).
Workaround: Handle this error and use Q GAPS syntax
Solution: Definition of Gaps attribute has been corrected to be a Real Array
(DBARRATT). Any temporary workarounds can be removed.

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Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-56694

125917

I-66615

126911

127047

Description
Title: HVAC - Incorrect selection of a size not found in the current SPEC.
Symptoms: UD Fittings form still creates fitting whereas standard forms would
prevent creation (inconsistent).
Known workaround: Previously - delete fitting.
Solution: UD Fittings form behaves consistant to standard forms and prevents
fitting creation when spec range invalid.
Title: Correction to eccentric circular arcs.
Symptoms: Some circular arcs in hidden-line views were being drawn with their
centres displaced slightly (12.1SP2 and earlier versions are unaffected).
Known workaround: reduce view arc tolerance ATOL attribute.
Solution: A fix has been made to improve the fitting of circular arcs in the hiddenline output; previously it was possible for large arcs which formed the major part of
a circle to be positioned slightly off-centre thanks to an artefact of the facetting and
approximation process.
Title: Draft - Linestyles with glyphs not correctly exported
Known workaround: N/A
Solution: Program modified to handle user defined linestyles having system
glyphs( 1 to 25 ) and it works for decmode 3 only. The Quivira font needs to be
installed to provide support for glyphs.

Quivira is a free Unicode font in the Open Type format .


User can directly download from following link and install or copy in
C:\Windows\Fonts.
http://www.quivira-font.com/
127163

127954

127967

I-67055

128442

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Title: Error message popping up saying "Selected Configuration is not editable"


when tried to edit cable configuration.
Symptoms: Message displayed is not proper for external datasource while tried to
edit configuration.
Known workaround: None.
Solution: Earlier message is changed to "Selected configuration is protected for
changes, only filter and attribute mapping can be changed.
Title: AVEVA Cache Service - integrity errors can occur if any individual cache file
exceeds 2GB (1,048,575 pages).
Symptoms: Database integrity errors can appear if any individual cache file
exceeds 2GB (1,048,575 pages).
Known workaround: De-activate Cache Service or clear cache contents for the
project experiencing errors, using Cache Manager tool.
Solution: Fix to Cache Service.
Database and Data Management - Dabacon Performance enhancement, read
multiple pages in one go. For more information se note under List of Enhancements
above.
Title: Admin (including Lexicon & Propcon) - Reconfigurer crash with upgraded
System database (created at 11.1).
Symptoms: DICE reports unknown DBNA attribute on STAT element;
Reconfigurer crashes after lots of errors.
Known workaround: Either (1) Reconfigure the System database in 12.0.SP6
before upgrading it or (2) Use REPLICATE SYSTEM to create a fresh system
database from macro.
[Note that after Reconfiguration the System database will have lost its upgrade
status . This can be re-applied using DBUPgrade SYSTEM TO LATEST].
Solution: Requires patch - 12.1.SP4.10 or later.

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Incident
Number

Issue
Number
128683

Description
Title: Ability to use expressions in attribute mapping.
Symptoms: It was not possible to directly map pml expression to attribute values
Known workaround: Use advanced configuration to use pml expressions.
Solution: Source mapping column in attribute mapping screen can now
understand pml expression as expression and its value will be evaluated and
mapped to destination attribute.

PDMS 12.1.SP4.9

Diagrams:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-49999

80225

I-51708

85286

Description
Title: Change of Pipe specification.
Symptoms: specification not propagated for line members
Known workaround: Write a PML macro that updates the branches and its
components according to the Pipeline
Solution: When user change pipe specification by Pipeline properties then after
dialog confirmation, the system will ask user if the changes should be propagated
to all line members, including branches.
IF answering yes, the system will try to find specification reference for all elements
where the pipe specification has changed. In case the user skips this process, he
can open diagrams where the pipeline is located and execute refit manually on
each branch.
Title: PDF files can be now exported from PML interface.
Symptoms: Before the enhancement PDF files could only be generated from the
graphical UI.
Known workaround: No known workaround exists.
Solution: Added PMLcallable method to the PMLDiagrams object which can be
used to export diagrams to PDF files with various export settings.

Engineering:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number
92418

I-58768
I-59941
I-60138

101337
104968
105892
105909
106642
107537
108669
108773

I-61035

109400
113364

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Description
Tags - By default the right hand column in the DataGrid should extend to the right
side of the form.
Tags - List Configurator.
Tags - Save list in TAGS module.
Tags - Unhandled Exception when scrolling.
Tags - 3D View window fails to display the selected element name.
Tags - Performance issue when using horizontal scroll in grid.
Tags - Sublist does not disappear when remove a view used as a sublist.
Tags - Performance Issue for Get Work Highlight Changes after Save Work.
Tags - DbDoubleImpl.EvaluateEquals() function is hugely inefficient and causing
significant performance problems for Tags grids.
Tags - Engineering is hanging when opening a list for a UDET with status control
associated.
Tags Performance Improvements:
Excel export speed increased.

Open list optimization, opens faster now.

Multi record edit optimization.


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Incident
Number

Issue
Number
117766
117769
117798
117814
119432
119433
119441
119443

Description
Tags - Elements in sub-list are duplicated after opening list.
Tags - After Clear Filters Command list isn't considered changed so no save dialog
appears when closing.
Tags - Active sublist unexpectedly deactivated.
Tags - Statistical Report window is not refreshed properly.
Tags - Performance issue when scrolling grid.
Tags - Releasing the user claim on a status link.
Tags - Optimize Bold Claimed Elements.
Tags - Align Tags Unit Tests.

Multi-Discipline Supports (MDS):


Incident
Number

Issue
Number
101196

123260

Description
Compensation profile is deleted when changing the template size causes the width
of the crossbar to be too small for the width of the compensation profile. An error
message is now displayed.
Compensating Plates A check is now made that the compensating plate spec is in
the MDB.

Pipe Fabrication:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-63361
I-63520
I-64118
I-64131
I-64136
I-65239
I-65513
I-65373

115879
116338
117740
117759
117764
122181
122982
122987

Description
Allow engagement of AutoNaming rules from the Fabrication Check form.
Spool Limits Confirm form terminology changed from Set/Reset to Add/Remove.
Fabrication Checks Form Sub Menus now indicated by the usual ...
Weld Handling Improved warning when adding weld with a specific gap.
Bending Machine Information Form corrected to read plain end.
Corrected view projection for bend in Pipe Spool Sketches.
Pipe and fabrication elements no longer left claimed after creating spool sketches.
Bore in inch now shown correctly in MTO table.

PDMS:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-53492
I-51294
I-57884,
I-63145

89552
89756
98080,
115645

99414

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Description
HVAC turning angle is now shown on the sketch for all tee parts of all X-section.
Room Manager No longer requires Concrete Design licence.
Title: Structures Bent Panel Negative Extrusion corner positive radius not working
Symptoms: On the loop vertex editor, a negative value for radius works, but if the
user enters a positive radius, it appears as a negative radius
Known workaround: No known workaround exists
Solution: Corrected so that positive radius is also handled.
Title: Isodraft - Missing Wall Thicknesses and Abbreviated Descriptions.
Symptoms: These could be missing when the ATTEXTS option was used with a
very large amount of Text.
Solution: Provision made for spaces used in concatenation of text.

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Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-58382

99665

I-61527

110452

I-62249

112754

I-62274

112868

I-62451

113447

I-63145,
I-57884

115645,
98080

I-63849

117112

I-64103

117704

I-64240
I-64444

118180
118932

I-64314

119013

I-64663

119651

I-65138

121106
121565

I-65098

121589

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Description
Title: Piping Error in Form: "Modify Component Arrive/Leave".
Symptoms: Form shows all points (connection and geometry) for a tee - but it
allows no more then 10.
Solution: Form has been corrected (units related).
Title: Draft rotate Label.
Symptoms: Cannot set the label rotation value to zero.
Known workaround: Set it to 360.
Solution: Form corrected.
Title: Draft - Linestyles not exporting properly to DXF.
Symptoms: Line types and styles are not shown correctly in AutoCAD after export.
Known workaround: None.
Solution: Export corrected.
Title: Draft Hatching is distorted when exported via Configurable DXF/DWG.
Symptoms: The hatch pattern on design geometry is incorrect in AutoCAD.
Solution: Export corrected.
Title: Isodraft PTAPs are cutting the pipes.
Symptoms: The PTAP splits the pipe, rather than behaving like an OLET or set-on
tee, with continuous pipe.
Solution: Isodraft corrected.
Title: Structures - Bent Panel Negative Extrusion corner positive radius not working
Symptoms: On the loop vertex editor, a negative value for radius works, but if
entering a positive radius, it appears as a negative radius.
Known workaround: No known workaround exists.
Solution: Corrected so that also positive radius will be handled.
Title: Isodraft - Incorrect bolting for wafer components.
Symptoms: Mixed bolting (for example STUD and MACH) does not work.
Solution: Wafer Bolting is now handled correctly.
Title: Model Editor on HVAC, implied ducting incorrect.
Symptoms: Implied Duct disappears from the graphics in certain circumstances.
Solution: The program has been corrected.
Structures - Bent Panel Fitting Creation and Modification Problem.
Title: Structures - Bent Panel Fittings cannot be copied by Create>Copy
Symptoms: Not possible to copy a bent panel fitting using the Create>Copy menu.
Known workaround: No known workaround exists.
Solution: Corrected so Copy is available for fittings on a Bent Panel.
Title: Structures - Bent Panel Fitting Material Reference is Nulref.
Symptoms: Matref attribute is Nulref at first for the creation of the BPFITT elements
and when we try to change it, it gives an error: Unable to modify the material of
=16884/487 as write access is not available.
Known workaround: No known workaround exists.
Solution: The MATREF attribute was missing on the BPFITT. This is now added.
Title: Draft - Incorrect View Scale Syntax in Intelligent Text Help.
Symptoms: Scale View Num is shown with the same code word as Scale View
Den.
Solution: Scale View Den code word is now correctly shown as #VRAT[2].
Isodraft - NSBC isometrics now work correctly with tees which leave at P3.
Title: SYSTEM crash when Querying BRICOG on Component with unknown
ISPEC.
Symptoms: Dabacon Error 10 and SYSTEM crash.
Solution: Pseudo attributes BRICOG and BRIWEI (and PSATTS) no longer crash if
the insulation spec (ISPEC) is an invalid reference.
HVAC - Modify > HVAC > Main branch form now properly recognizes a CIRC duct.

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Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-65214

121911

I-65383

122752

123744
123764
I-65563

123807

I-65628

123818

I-65198

124005

I-65149

124006

I-65593

124007

I-65803

124378

I-66143,
I-66440

126313,
126343

I-66143,
I-66440

126556,
126313,
126343

Description
Title: Hole manager - Add Pipe/HVAC brings elements from Application World.
Symptoms: The function Add Pipe/HVAC in the Hole Managemnt Utility also finds
pipes and HVAC from Application Worlds.
Solution: APPLDW owned elements are now filtered from the collection.
Title: Design - Get Ship coordinate for COG.
Symptoms: UTILITIES \ MASS PROPERTIES \ WEIGHT AND CENTRE OF
GRAVITY displays the COG in ENU, not ship coordinates.
Solution: Option added for Ship Positions.
Admin (including Lexicon & Propcon) - VAR !A ATTDEF <attribute> RULEDP can
suffer from stack buffer overrun.
Database and Data Management - Assignment of !!CE from DBREF with UDA
name of more than 13 characters can suffer from stack buffer overrun.
Title: Specification Data listing on the User Defined HVAC Fittings form.
Symptoms: SPECs are listed in reference number order, not Database order.
Solution: SPECs are once again listed in Database order.
Title: Modify > HVAC > Move by command is doubling the distance in some cases.
Symptoms: Both the text gadget and the Move By button were causing the move.
Solution: This has been changed as it was confusing to some users.
Title: Connecting the "Head Start" to an existing BRANCH Tail does not pick up the
correct AA-AB values.
Symptoms: Position and HREF are correct, but :HXYsize is NOT correct.
Solution: Correction to ensure that :HXYSIZE is set correctly.
Title: Incorrect implied ducting coming off a HVAC transition.
Symptoms: Wrong dimension connecting to user defined CIRC to RECT transition
piece.
Solution: Program corrected.
Title: Show Local Views option is automatically getting reset.
Symptoms: Caused by Modify > HVAC menu option or Modify CE button on the
HVAC form.
Solution: Program corrected.
Title: Incorrect implied ducting when "branch connecting" to an HVAC TEE.
Symptoms: Occurred when DESP[41] was not set on the user defined y branch.
Solution: Program improved.
Title: LINESTYLE ERROR IN DRAFT 12.1SP4.
Symptoms: Some user defined linestyles cause the draft session to crash
with FATAL error.
Known workaround: Avoid using a style where the line segment length is less than
DECREPEAT size.
Solution: Program modified to handle line segments where line length was less
than DECREPEAT size.
Title: Unwanted glyphs on dimension lines.
Symptoms: Some user defined linestyles have a glyph at the ends.
Known workaround: None.
Solution: Program modified to use system line-style 1 (solid), and not any user linestyle, for terminators.

PDMS 12.1.SP4.8:
Mechanical Equipment Interface:
Incident
Number

Defect
Number

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Description

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Incident
Number
I-65183

Defect
Number
121791

Description
Title: Include partnames in STEP files.
Symptoms: Hull partnames are missing in the STEP file.
Known workaround: No known workaround exists.
Solution: A hull part is now named in the STEP file by the name coming from the
attribute PARNAM.

Diagrams:
Incident
Number
I-62525

Issue
Number
113575

I-64366
I-64753, I64881

118605
120368,
120786

Description
Title: Autonaming during Copy-Paste
Symptoms: When you copy and paste elements and least one element get errors
during the auto-naming process (i.e. because of attribute unset), autonaming stops
without any explanation.
For more information and implemented workaround see section Exceptions
Significant Defects and Recommended Workarounds.
Copy of SCAREA.
Title: SCAREF value incorrect after copy-paste.
Symptoms: When shapes that belong to an area were copied and pasted to
another area, SCAREF was set improperly.
Known workaround: Move shapes outside area before copying.
Solution: Defect fixed.

Pipe Fabrication:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-60768

108007

Description
Additional line in Assembly Table for ring type flange.

PDMS:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-53049

88685

I-63035,
I-64768

115040,
120530

I-63820

117382
118939

I-64643

119541

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Description
General - Toolbar status gets reset too easily.
Title: BPFITT elements cannot be drawn at Draft.
Symptoms: Draft doesnt draw the BPFITT elements on the bend panels
Known workaround: No known workaround exists.
Solution: Issue is fixed to also draw BPFITT elements.
Database and Data Management - Error when using COPY ATTRIB between
different element types with reference UDA left at default value.
General - Error message is displayed while trying to login to Hull and Outfitting
12.1.SP4 using Admin 1.2 Project.
Isodraft - Isodraft renaming with PREFIXBOREUNITS.

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PDMS 12.1.SP4.7:
Engineering:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-62677

113981
117538

Description
Schematic Model Manager - Method Export of object CompareUpdate() is not a
correct csv file. " missing as text delimiter.
Tags - PBS: Dabacon Stack Errors after Get Work in Tags 12.1.SP4.

Cable:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-61606

110781
118114

Description
Memory is not released to the cable AutoRouting runtime.
Memory is not released after binding NETDATASOURCE object to
NETGRIDCONTROL grid.

Pipe Fabrication:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-59292
I-59823
I-61774

103203
104645
112606

I-63430

116315

Description
Pipe Fabrication - Incorrect Error Message.
No Feed Excess Applied Error.
Dimensions and view orientation in Pipe Sketch if pipe placed not parallell to main
ship axis.
45 degree elbows are being identified as cut elbows.

Outfitting:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-53154
I-53156
I-57735
I-58670
I-58979
I-60044
I-60295
I-61414

87791
90005
97672
101313
102434
105194
106397
110238

I-61871

111579
115359
116104
117564

I-64054

117568

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Description
HVAC - Highlighting of previously selected spool elements to add is remaining.
HVAC - Adding spool elements is failing but there is no error message.
HVAC - Problem with HVAC application.
HVAC - Highlighting HVAC Branch to split.
HVAC - The HVAC Spool Manager is not maintaining VERIFICATION status.
A letter is missing on 'Mofify Pipe' form.
Draft - Configurable DXF not exporting labels.
Database and Data Management - Unable to expunge user process with error (2,
754).
Design - Loss of Model Editor increment settings.
Admin (including Lexicon & Propcon - TYPEX errors reported after DBUPGRADE
in Global project.
Admin (including Lexicon & Propcon - Query>Global Status>Communication Status
does not report reason for failure.
General - After logging into PDMS Design Application, both PDMS and Gateways
License is claimed even though AVEVA NET Export feature is not used.
Draft - Draft Error Dimension Definition.

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Incident
Number

Issue
Number
118201

Description
General - No forwards compatibility in diagrams and engineering bat files.

PDMS 12.1.SP4.6:
Diagrams:
Incident
Number
I-56405,
I-60465

Issue
Number
94833,
106994

114282

114283

I-62808

114324

Description
Title: Diaref array is too short.
Symptoms: Number of entries for attribute DIAREF is limited to 50 so it is not
possible to have e.g. 51 secondary equipments.
Known workaround: None.
Solution: Limit of entries for DIAREF has been extended to 500.
Title: Export DWG
Symptoms: When exporting Arc geometry with line rounding set, diagram export
fails. Normally user can not create Arc geometry using GUI, but it might be
created by Visio when line jumping style is set to Arc.
Known workaround:
1) Disable line rounding
2) In case if line rounding can not be disabled, changing line jumping style from
Arc to something else should helps. However, it might be that export fails
anyway.
Solution: After fix diagram with rounded Arc can be exoprted.
Title: Leader line for labels.
Symptoms: Before, part of label's leader line that was under "rectangle" was
visible in DWG but not in Diagrams.
Known workaround: None
Solution: Leader line for labels can be exported to DWG with proper z-order
now.
Title: Autonaming during copy with SCAREA.
Symptoms: At the moment the propagated attributes of a SCAREA are set after
the rename step in the copy process. So if the name contains one of the
propagated attributes then the result name is wrong. The naming of the objects
should be done at the very end of the copy process.
Known workaround: Run autonaming again after copy/paste
Solution: Naming of objects is now made at the end of the copy process, which
will make sure that propagated attributes are considered in the autonaming.

Pipe Fabrication:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-60858

109966

Description
Argument error when releasing spools.

Outfitting:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-50099

84824

I-59881

104813

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Description
HVAC - How to align a User Defined Fitting with the orientation of a rectangular
branch?
General - Fatal error if ending ' or | is missing in import statement.

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PDMS 12.1.SP4.5
Diagrams:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-58300

101012

I-60720

107728

I-61083

108791

112021

113520

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Description
Title: Error while customizing UIC file
Symptoms: Unhandled exception is being thrown when user selects uic file to
customize
Known workaround: Remove DiagramSchematicAiAddin.uic entry in
DiagramsCustomization.xml. It is obsolete and corrupt.
Solution: Remove DiagramSchematicAiAddin.uic entry in
DiagramsCustomization.xml. It is obsolete and corrupt.
Title: Search Utility Menu has gone.
Symptoms: The context menu in Search Results in Diagrams didn't match
standard functionality, e.g. Copy/Paste commands were behaving different than
in other modules and Fill Up/Fill Down commands were missing
Known workaround: Edit Diagrams.uic file
Solution: The menu has been changed as follows:
1. "Set as CE" has been renamed to "Navigate To"
2. Following commands has been removed:
- "Attributes"
- "Rename"
- "Delete"
- "Cut"
3. "Copy" and "Paste" commands have been modified and now they are
behaving like in Design
4. "Fill Up" and "Fill Down" commands have been added (also behaving like in
Design).
Title: Excel import does not import reference attribute values.
Symptoms: The value of the reference attributes is the same or nulref after
excel import. The value is not the same as the one present in excel for the
attribute.
Known workaround: Update the reference attribute value manually
Solution: Current and revised values of attributes is compared and updated.
Title: Sorting option is needed for PBS Explorer.
Symptoms: Currently there is no option for automatically sort nodes in PBS
Explorer.
Known workaround: Sort collections inside PML functions used for getting PBS
elements. It works, but makes the funcions complicated and affects
performance.
Solution: The funcionality has been added now. The nodes are sorted
alphanumerically by default and it is possible to turn the sorting off using state
command (Aveva.PBSAddin.SortPBSExplorerCommand). All nodes are sorted
or not, it is not possible to sort only selection of nodes. The exception is for
nodes with static texts - it is possible to keep original order even if the rest of
nodes is sorted (controlled by command
Aveva.PBSAddin.SkipStaticTextsCommand). Buttons for both commands are
added to Project->Options->PBS Explorer Options.
Title: Page array is too short.
Symptoms: Number of entries for attribute PAGE is limited to 50 so it is not
possible to have e.g. 51 secondary equipments.
Known workaround: None.
Solution: Limit of entries for PAGE has been extended to 500.

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Schematic 3D Integrator:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-61497
I-61498
I-61513

110434
110435
110440

Description
The Cmpsts attribute reports 'OK' after comparison reports connection errors.
The attribute Cmpsts should display 'Accepted Differences' for items concerned.
The Cmpsts attribute is not updated after a 'getwork'.

Engineering:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-59721

104875

I-60599

107381

I-61789

111985,
111368

Description
Tags - 3D view doesn't show the model after changing the distance of the current
session units.
Title: Base element type is dispayed in owner reference browser.
Symptoms: The explorer in owner reference browser displays the base element
type. E.g.: for owner of type MECHTAG, the owner type displayed is ENGITE
Solution: Actual Type is displayed instead of Base Type.
e.g: for MECHTAG type, owner type displayed is :MECHTAG.
Title: Attribute or Expression Admin filter applied last is applied for all configuration
from same source.
Symptoms: If there are two configurations from same source to a destination, then
the admin filter applied for one configuration gets applied for all configurations.
Solution: This issue is solved by first comparing the source id along with source
element type . Singleton instance of Logical operator is replaced with a local
instance for each configuration.
NOTE: Expression filter works only on AND operator.

Multi-Discipline Supports (MDS):


Incident
Number

Issue
Number
104703

Description
An error message is displayed while trying to create Additional Gusset for the
support XAT 150.

Pipe Fabrication:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-56910
I-61175

95906
109098

Description
Mitre Bends with single cuts missed off PSPOOL representation.
Pipe Production - inconsistent AELRFA when upgrading thru SP's.

PDMS:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-53492
I-56502

89552
96220

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Description
HVAC - How to automatically mark the turning angle for tee parts on the sketch?
HVAC - Bore vectors are not being considered when drawing implied ducting.

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Incident
Number

Issue
Number
104506
106279

I-60755

108541

I-61530
I-62338
I-61734
I-61907
I-63159
I-63333

110455
113189
111113
111734
115686
115763

I-62534

111589
113586

Description
Design - Autocolour user file is not being saved to restore autocolours.
Design - Unit qualified UWEI values fail to compute with PROPRE UWEI on TUBD
and other PROP DB elements.
Draft - Scaling problem when using Configurable DXF/DWG Export Utility in
DRAFT Module.
Draft - Delete section-flat in 3D-View and close the form.
Title: Draft error when project updated to 12.1.SP4
Symptoms: Misplaced dimensions and labels, often outside the view
Known workaround: None
Solution: A correction has been made to the calculation of pline end/start
points. Labels and dimensions on structural elements now appear in the correct
place. Incorrect drawings can by corrected by an "update anno".
Piping - NSBC Graphics picking and rotation is slow on high arc tolerances.
Draft - Rename Function Only Allows for 50 Characters.

PDMS 12.1.SP4.4:
Engineering:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-60165

42979

I-59927

104912

Description
For publishing reports and datasheets, user required to have Adobe 9.3 or older
version installed. Now there is no such limitation, and it is recommended that user
upgrade to the latest version of Adobe Reader.
Tags Compare/Update, Unhandled exception has been handled for Engi to Engi
ruleset.

PDMS:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-59902

104848

I-49605

106395,
78647
110607
110980

I-61439
I-61671

Description
Draft - Use of intelligent text fails - Property data with spaces where part 1 can be
interpreted as a number.
Isodraft - PIPE to PIPE Weld rules.
Isodraft - Show unit weight in kg/m if quantity in metres.
Isodraft - Dimensions used in relation with PIPCAs are wrong.

PDMS 12.1.SP4.3:
Diagrams:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-50660

81145

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Description
Title: Batch Job update shapes in diagrams with UDA name instead of the UDA
description.
Symptoms: When a new UDA is defined having some diagrams defined, the Batch
job command in Diagrams will update the shape data with the UDA name instead of
the UDA description.
Solution: Batch Job now updates UDA name in shape data properly.

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Incident
Number

Issue
Number
90924

I-55752

93557

97342

I-58079,

98670,

I-58463

100195

I-58504

100359

I-58508

100376

I-58754

103997

I-59964

104997

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Description
Method generating folder name has been changed to not add "s" at the end of
Equipment for both schematic and design equipment types.
Title: Moving schematic elements to other page of multipage diagram
Symptoms: Cutting and pasting schematic elements from one page to another on a
multi-page diagram will cause the database elements to first be deleted and then recreated again.
Solution: Support for moving elements between the pages and diagrams has been
added. User will need to select shape (or shapes) and drag them over one of the
page tabs on the bottom of Visio drawing. Then just drop the selection on another
page.
Title: Windows available from Admin Tab are visible for regular users after
application start.
Symptoms: If admin-only functionality, such as Design Reuse, Drawing Explorer
and Rules were left open by an admin user, it would still be available for a nonadmin user afterwards .
Solution: Windows of Design Reuse, Drawing Explorer and Rules are now being
hidden when app starts with non-admin user logged id.
Title: Copy / paste and session defaults.
Symptoms: When using Copy/Paste, sometimes the user want to use attribute
values from Session Defaults rather than from the copied shape.
Solution: An enhancement has been made, introducing a new option where the user
can determine if copied attributes should be overridden by session defaults or not.
Title: Copy/Paste - verifying Session Defaults.
Symptoms: During Copy/Paste. the user wants to be able to verify the session
default settings without having to cancel the Copy/Paste operation.
Solution: An enhancement has been made, allowing for the Session Defaults
window to be opened and changes during the Copy/Paste operation.
Title: Open diagram dialogue displays the same page reference several times.
Symptoms: If a line (which has secondary shapes of itself) has OPC elements and
appears on more than one page, then there are a number of entries on the Open
Diagram dialogue.
Solution: The problem has been fixed.
Title: Diagrams batch creation of PDF files.
Symptoms: When we use Batch job to print PDF files, we must choose a print size
and orientation of pages for all diagrams. It would be better if we could have an
option to print with the Page Setup parameters defined for each diagrams.
When we use Batch job to print PDF files, we must manually enter the name of
each PDF file. It would be better if batch print automatically create PDF files with the
name of scdiag for example, or with the value of a predefined scdiag attribute.
Solution: Batch Job has been updated with a new export functionality, which will
generate PDF files named as the diagram.
New option has been introduced Diagrams Options->General options->System
Configuration->Concatenate branches. Basically, it determines if branches that are
in the same line and are connecting together in the same flow should be merged or
not. . Please see updated documentation in chapter Piping & Instrumentation
Diagrams (P&IDs) / Automatic Management of Logical Pipe Model.
Title: Diagrams crashes when customising ribbon.
Symptoms: When using the Customise function to customise the Fluent UI ribbon,
Diagrams crashes when selecting certain customisation files.
Known workaround: Remove the line <CustomizationFile Name="AIAddin"
Path="DiagramSchematicAIAddin.uic" />
From the file DiagramsCustomization.xml
Solution: The problem has been fixed.

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Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-60752

107804

107904

Description
Title: Copy / Paste performance
Symptoms: The Copy/Paste operation is experienced as slow when copying/pasting
large portions of data.
Solution: The code has been optimised, resulting in a performance improvement of
up to 30%.
Title: Handling of Unassigned Items
Symptoms: Currently it's not possible to easily assign shapes to a DB element that
has been created from Compare/Update or imported via Excel Import. It's
necessary to have a way of doing this easily so that a complete process workflow
can be achieved.
Solution: Basic handling of unassigned items has been implemented. Please see
updated documentation in chapter Working with Diagrams / Unassigned Items.

Schematic 3D Integrator:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-58722

101295

I-59565

102858
104194

Description
Project configuration rules to assign attribute values can now use expressions
relating to the target object when it can be certain that object will already exist, for
example to name the target object based on the name of owner of target.
An error condition encountered in build an item of equipment has been corrected.
An error condition encountered in comparing a pipeline has been corrected.

Engineering:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number
97838
98148
98150
98178
98249

I-57925

98255
98788
100223
100400

I-58552
I-58553
I-58559
I-58666

100615
100643
100670
101094
101097
101098
101274

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Description
Tags - Exit from the application works (application is closed correctly) when using
non-tabbed mode.
Tags - New precision icon added for unit-less column.
Tags - Moved "Type of change" column to the left side of the grid and filtered the
rows to show only new, modified or deleted records by default.
Tags - Layout is not destroyed for stacked columns when pin and unpin columns.
Tags - Application works correct when adding reference sublists. There is no
exception anymore.
Tags - Modified algorithm for storing categories and lists to prevent renaming lists
or categories to incorrect names.
Tags - List is scrolled to the selected item if user selects a row in message log.
Tags - Column Summaries option (checked/unchecked) is now aligned between
context menu and Ribbon command.
Tags First column in History window presents value set as Row Id in List
Manager.
Tags - Numerical columns are now exported as numbers in Excel.
Tags - Reference Browser displays correct UDAs references defined in Lexicon.
Tags - Multi Select Filter displays only relevant values based on other filters.
Tags - List sort order is being saved when user does SaveWork and is shared
between all users.
Tags - Regional settings for datetime attributes.
Tags Changed filter conditions to match checkboxes "check policy" requirements.
Tags - Very slow Tags performance when "Highlight changes after Get Work"
option is enabled.

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Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-58760

101325

I-58761
I-58765

101327
101331
101495

I-59135

102651
103600
103702
104416

I-60446

106792

Description
Tags - Adjusted long text field editor behaviour to match standard text field
behaviour (after pressing F2 text in long text editor is selected and can be
overwritten).
Tags - Cell forward on enter or tab.
Tags - No questions when closing Tags if it is not necessary.
Tags - Added Edit button to edit current reference without removing existing and
adding new reference.
Changed layout so Edit, Add and Remove are at the top and Up and Down are
below.
Tags - No exception when modifying cells fires an event and change the colour of
modified cell.
Tags - Units are refreshed on active opened list if we modify Unit Set in List
Manager.
Tags - Updated Units of measures are applied on active opened list after GetWork
now.
Tags - Grid is now displayed correctly after Get Work when modify scheme of
database view in Lexicon.
Tags - PBS query node was not working as expected but is now corrected.

Multi-Discipline Supports (MDS):


Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-48608
I-53065

76705
87609
100807
101196
101531

Description
Wrong support arrangement and other issues with vertical risers on vertical pipes.
On FT21, Square/True choice, or Mirror frame cause unknown error.
An error message is displayed while creating the support type XFT-30.
Compensating plate or profile is deleted on changing the framework profile
sizes/templates.
Compensation buttons have been repositioned to be consistent with other forms.

Cable:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-55788

93592
95566
98094

Description
Edit Route points option on cableways using Quick routing does not work.
An Error Message is displayed on Clicking Move Segment link in the Move
Cableway Segment form when Re-route Cables Checkbox is checked.
An Improper Error message is displayed on selecting a reference point in the
Route Attachment points create tasks form, when the Route Pointers are created in
the same position.

PDMS:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-37512

64297

I-38451

67307
94677

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Description
Draft - Insulation and pipe, both shown in hulldrafting? For more information see
release note under heading List of Enhancements above.
Draft - Draft Autotagging Error caused by space in BRANCH MEMBERS.
Draft - Draw both Pipe & Insulation.

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Incident
Number

Issue
Number
104500

I-60136

104418
105795
110086

I-61600

110813

Description
Admin (including Lexicon & Propcon) - When upgrading from 11.6, Reconfigurer
crashes when reconfiguring the Global Database to remove the obsolete PACKF
attribute.
Draft - Fix memory leak in DRA_CSGGeneralElement::createCSGTree().
Admin (including Lexicon & Propcon) - Dictionary world member list now does not
get truncated at a REVCWL element.
Database and Data Management - SP4 to cope with Integrator Limit Point ILP*
elements created in E3D2.
ExPLANT-A - This was a dll incompatibility and has been corrected.

PDMS 12.1.SP4.2:
PDMS:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-59524,
I-59865

96648,
97011,
104008,
106332,
98170
103981
105065
106332
106397

I-57912
I-59247
I-58627
I-59865
I-60295

Description
Draft - Problems in DXF/DWG export.

Draft - Diameter Intelligent Text.


Draft - Configurable dxf/dwg, fatal error.
Draft - Symbolic labels do not export to AutoCAD using configurable DXF/DWG.
Draft - Frame and Leader Line not appearing on configurable DXF/DWG output.
Draft - Configurable DXF not exporting labels.

PDMS 12.1.SP4.1:

Diagrams:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number
55489
87025

I-53311
I-54671
I-53091

87965
91344
93255,
87659
93791
95110

I-57335

96724
99303
104023

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Description
Files get deleted on using Backtrack Changes function on Schematic data.
An Unwanted message appears when user attempts to export the already exported
item list with the different name.
Issues on Visiofile with Extract database.
Property Break symbols.
Excel import: Attributes name and description fails to display in the Excel Interface
Wizard- Import window while importing the exported item list.
Excel Export: An Unhandled exception error occurs when user tries to Move
selected row above/below the grid in the Excel Export window.
Title: Delay when clicking Compare / Update / Link button.
Symptoms: When clicking Compare / Update / Link button Diagrams, the
dropdown in the Manage tab freezes for some time, sometimes for several
seconds.
Known workaround: No known workaround exists.
Solution: Performance has been improved.
Spec search.
Ribbon: Command Window button should be moved from the Admin Tab to the
View Tab.
Move PBS Explorer Options from Project tab to Options backstage page.

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Incident
Number

Issue
Number
104028,
90734

Description
"AutonameCEAndOffSpring" issue in Diagram module.

Schematic 3D Integrator:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number
66283
78974

I-57569

97213,
85972
98276
98277

Description
Zoom to selection not responding correctly for branches.
An Error message is displayed while trying to access the right click context menu
option in the Diagram Viewer window.
Scrollbar is missing in "Run Report" form.
Spurious connection node message for tee with boss connection.
Cyan (means not compared) elbow displayed on comparing line with boss
connection.

Engineering:
Incident
Number

Issue
Number
64449,
95894
65597

I-45141

67833
72836
75717

I-49028,
I-50446

77504,
80844
86352
89029
89989,
93151,
77501,
85991
90026,
90129
92186

I-54049,
I-49024

I-54052

92283
I-55233

92498

I-55429
I-55990

92518,
92523
92921
92924
93508

I-56292

93949
94242
94654

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Description
Tags - Attributes fail to display when a grid has more than one group with assigned
attribute.
Tags - Excel Import: Import window is always on top and may obscure other
windows.
Tags - Compare/Update: option to define AcceptAll true/false by default.
Tags - When unpin column, grid is scrolled to the first row.
Tags - Customize window: An Unhandled exception occurs while clicking the 'Apply'
button.
DataSheets - Datasheets Instance does not get updated if the Datasheet Template
is modified
Tags - Rename window title from Reference Picker to Reference Array browser.
Datasheets - Locked attribute value seems to be updated in datasheet.
Datasheets - Creating datasheet template from Excel file containing image.

Datasheets - Delete key functionality.


Datasheets - Add a "Remove Trailing Zeroes" option for Precision in Datasheets.
Tags - All mapped attributes are getting removed when user tries to delete single
row.
Datasheets - Free Text Cell contents is not getting saved for second sheet in
instance if content is imported from Excel.
Tags - The list in Tags is based on a DBVIEW (on the UDNAME of the DBVIEW). If
this is changed the list is not working anymore.
Tags - New DateTime does not display or allow the entry of time values.
Compare/Update - An unnamed Engite will occur two entries in the CuP grid.
Compare/Update - Advanced config should be inside config wizard so under admin
control.
Tags - Grid layout in Tags is lost when modifying or removing columns when
changing database view in Lexicon.
Datasheets - ## is displayed in import grid instead of text value.
Tags - The AVEVA NET Gateway Setup icon is broken in SP4.
Datasheets - Boiler plate in Auto mapping form needs to be renamed.
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Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-56293
I-56298

94667
94672
95061
95109
95246
95278

I-56595

95374
95394
95435
95436

95507
I-56673

95571
95622
95628
95644
95871
95894,
64449
95953
95966
95970
96157
96303
96312
96393

I-57145

96417
96538
96625
96631
96632
96698,
96525

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Description
Datasheets - "Create and Map" Form should have Accept all button.
Datasheets - DataSource pull-down list in Create and Map Form should "SRCELE".
Tags - Colour feedback on error and missing data in the grid functionality.
Tags - When clicked, the Tags grid icon for Diagram does not highlight the item.
Tags - Greyed the Rename Button if the Name is read-only in the list.
Tags - User fails to Replace LowerCase letter if UpperCase letter has already been
used in the Find and Replace window.
Datasheets - "Index Was Out of Range" is displayed in the message log when user
attempts to import the Datasheet which contains Continuous Area with Free txt cell.
Datasheets - UOM Standard Control allows user to define a duplicate name.
Tags - Unhandled Exception is displayed on clicking the Clear button in the
Reference Browser window.
Tags - Title: Unhandled Exception is displayed on clicking the 'Documents' folder in
'Select Transfer Set' window.
Symptoms: When in Tags, using Design Reuse importing data, when indicating the
'Document' folder, the application will abort.
Known workaround: No known workaround exists.
Solution: The issue is fixed so it is possible to click on the 'Document' folder.
Tags - Short cut key Symbols fails to display for the other modules which is present
under Project tab in Tags Module.
Tags - Compare/Update: Problem with filters when doing compare and update
when running multiple projects.
Datasheets - UOM Standard control "feedback colour" remains 'grey in colour
though cell is unlocked.
Datasheets - Font size changes to default after resizing the merged cell.
Datasheets - Remove clear button from reference browser window.
Tags - The Show Whole Box command in the 3D viewer does not work as
expected.
Tags - Tags List Manager: Creating group heading does not work first time.
Datasheets - A Warning message "Wrong element to select" is displayed when user
clicks on 'Owner browse' button in' Datasheet Configuration' window.
Datasheets - Precision value is displayed only in the first element of the continuation
area.
Datasheets - Control moves to last work sheet in Instance when user modifies the
attribute in continuation area.
Tags - Column search highlighting gets unintentionally stored with list definition.
Datasheets - One additional row and column outside continuation area is
considered as part of continuation area.
Tags - Icons in "Diagram icon" column are not displayed after List Manager
changes.
Tags - Excel Export Wizard - Delete button on Worksheet and Element Type
Configuration screen doesn't work as expected.
Tags - Datasheets option in Publish to AVEVA Net config form is not visible in old
project.
Datasheets - Attribute Name column in "Create and Map Form should have pulldown list of attributes name suffix with its corresponding datasource.
Datasheets - Keyboard control for Cut/Copy/Paste fails to function on datasheet
template.
Tags - Messages from datasheet are displayed as warning in Message Log window
of Tags.
Tags - Not able to insert Material value in the Tags list information grid.
Datasheets - Error message is not displayed in Tags when user modifies the
Instance which is mapped by 2 DBViews.

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Incident
Number

Issue
Number
96774

I-57498

97066

I-57608

97278
97281

I-57614
I-57616
I-57702
I-57745

97285
97319
97542
97628
97631
97708
97776
97783
97794
97807
97849

I-57932

I-58619

I-58140

97879
98280
98462
98811
99336
100447,
97631
100914
101657
103470
103806,
98854
104790
104957
105024

Description
Datasheets - 'Auto Hide' function fails to unhide the Datasheet template docked
window when window is hidden.
Datasheets - Unable to update datasheets if updating datasheet values from excel
sheet contains comma.
Tags - Checking the checkbox in Select Summaries Form display Unhandled
Exception.
Tags - PBS is updated for every status change, affecting performance of bulk
operations.
Tags - Excel import: No slash is added to NAME and OWNER on excel import.
Tags - Unable to update Reference attributes via Excel Import.
Tags - Unable to create top-level element [ENGWLD] from "Create Database" form.
Datasheets - Copying Unit of Measure Cell containing text value crashes Lexicon.
Datasheets - In the 'New Datasheet Instance' dialog, the Tag field shows the Tag
prefixed with a / character. This should not be seen.
Tags - Splitter on grid isn't removed if pinned column gets hidden in List manager's
Field tab.
Datasheets - Real attribute values (UValid values) fails to display in the mapped cell
when user tries binds the Radio button standard control.
Tags - Unhandled Exception while clicking Current Session button.
Datasheets - The mapped cell colour remains even when the cell containing
Revision Block is deleted.
Tags - After switch from vertical view to regular view hidden groups are displayed.
Tags - Current Datasheet option under Excel Export menu [Under Manage tab]
is found to be disabled until random clicks performed.
Tags - Sublist change in ListManager not accepted.
Tags - C/U Errors with 'Advanced Configuration' and compare 'By destination'.
Datasheets - Revision mark should be updated when datasheet is refreshed.
PBS - Grouping only works for last node.
Datasheets - Add Revision Marks in datasheets.
Datasheets - Datasheets Show leading slash command
(AVEVA.Datasheets.ShowLeadingSlash) is not executed if datasheet window is
not open.
Tags - Add an option for PBS to activate/deactivate the auto refresh.
Compare/Update - Exception thrown from macro.
Datasheets - Change highlighting in a session.
Datasheets - Performance issue in automapping.
Tags - PBS Explore Option should be moved to Project Option Menu in both Tags
and Diagrams.
Tags - Tags application hangs and is not responding.
Datasheets - 'Owner' (UGROUP ) value fails to set in the 'Datasheet setting'
window.

Pipe Fabrication:
Please note that furthermore to the noted fixes below there has also been extensive enhancement
work on the Pipe Fabrication application.
Incident
Number

Issue
Number
94927

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Description
Title: Improper Prompt message is displayed on clicking the Remove to spool
drawing by pick' in Multiple Spool window.
Solution: Message and tool tip changed.

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Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-56820

95721,
99428
96116

I-57002

96530

96888
96897
97271
97390
I-56734

97501,
95527
97550

I-57767

97671

97743
97763
97913
97973

98099

I-55633

99294
101721

I-54146

101924

I-56480

102435

I-59059
I-59162

102529
102678
102921

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Description
Title: Unused attributes PPCutLength and a PPFinLength.
Solution: Attributes are hidden now. May be needed for old functionalities.
Title: Bending Machine NC Data Form Name update required.
Solution: Form was updated.
Title: Value of OD and WThickness are always displayed in mm unit format in the
Fabrication Machine Manager window and the value entered is taken in CM unit
format and displayed in mm unit format.
Solution: There was an unit converting error when entering new value fixed.
Open button is displayed instead of Save button in the Save to Excel window of
Weld Handling form. Was fixed.
An error message is displayed when user tries to save Galvanization Tank Check
results to Excel sheet. Was fixed.
The Distance unit gets set to the default unit when the clashes window is opened.
Problem fixed.
Delete Spool Information option is enabled in the context menu even when the pipe
is not validated in the Fabrication Check form. Fixed.
Title: Outfitting reference error message is displayed while working with Design
Module of PDMS Application.
Solution: In case of spool drawing the application now works as in SP3.
Tick mark is displayed in front of Fabrication Explorer option even when the
Fabrication Explorer form is closed.- Fixed.
Title: Additional Button/Option Required on Forms: Add CE button; Remove
Selected option.
Solution: Buttons and functionality was added to the right forms.
Title: Error message is displayed when user enters values for Collision planes in
Fabrication Machine Manager Window while working with imperial units. .- Fixed.
Title: Invalid error message is displayed when user tries to create weld for pipe
claimed by another user. .- Fixed.
Title: Wrong Value is displayed in the Material list table of Pipe spool drawing while
working with Imperial unit settings. Fixed during internal tests.
Title: Invalid error message is displayed when user selects Insertion Direction in
Machine Insertion Directions window after selecting an Invalid spool. Fixed during
internal tests.
Title: All files are not exported when PSPOOLS have same name with different
cases. Fixed during internal tests.
PCRFA attribute of a PPIECE is always unset. Fixed.
Problem: Pipe Spool Drawing. Values in column "Units" must be customizable. In
column units should be values in local language. For example:
"EA" (piece/unit) - must be "."
"mm" - must be ""
Solution: Possibility to assign values of "units" in local language has been added.
Warning for unconnected TEE does not give element name. After running the
"Fabrication Consistency Check" on a pipe that contained a tee which was not
connected, I am getting a warning message that "TEE =16987/1310 is not
connected". This warning message should be giving the element name rather than
the db RefNo.
Problem fixed.
The dimension and the ATTA element on the view. The dimension not correctly
created on of the spool. ATTA element has a position in the drawing but not entered
in the specification. ATTA element does not have a position in the drawing,
Problem was fixed.
Incorrect error message when "feed excess" is required.
Pipe fabrication spool drawings.
Error message is displayed when user tries to open Weld Gap configuration form.

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Multi-Discipline Supports (MDS):
Incident
Number

Issue
Number
104110

Description
An error message is displayed while invoking the paragon module when current
MDB does not contains MDS/MDSAPPDEFAULTS database.

PDMS:

Incident
Number

Issue
Number
43348

I-30747

60117

I-28859,
I-44961
I-31217
I-42171,
I-39226
I-41711
I-36819

65162,
65163
64532
66680,
66679
66874
67295

I-45407

69940

I-46368

70105

I-51409

84643

I-53528
I-50177
I-54410

88493
89562
90614

I-53141

90796

I-54189

91825

I-55525,
45097

93291,
69914

I-55788
I-56006

93592
93970
94257

I-55796

93607

d52285 8-Aug-2014

Description
Database and Data Management Copy Like and DAC control.
Solution: An appropriate warning is given if attributes cannot be set.
Customisation and Common Framework - Search - Ability to save searches
between users.
Solution: Added new save location based on Project DFLT environment variable.
Draft - Cursor disappearing in Draft.
Draft - Crosshair graphics missing.
Draft - Unable to see cursor when defining symbol marker point.
Solution: The cross-hair cursor is now visible when positioning items.
HVAC - Recognizing size of 3-way branch connection.
Draft - Need Intelligent Text Code to get BOP from a BRANCH.
Solution: #PHBOPU code now available.
Piping - Setting the 'Loffline' attribute for pipe sleeves.
Solution: A LOFF heading in the spec can now be used to set the LOFF attribute.
Design - A problem in Define Template Properties Form.
Solution: Incorrect options removed from PTYPE list for SBRE SPRE and PLOT
type definitions.
Draft - Design symbols (DSYM) does not plot in config dxf/dwg.
Solution: Now works.
Design - Problem with MARK CE in Design with Equipment Templates.
HVAC - Autofill HVAC BRAN with STRT components.
Program Settings are stored in Local and not Roaming.
Solution: Add Roaming Save location.
Reporting - Project Description in Reporting.
Solution: Additional Project attributes can be selected with ProjectInfo:
Full name, Description, Message, Number
Piping - Should be able to perform Fabrication Check by spool.
Solution: Only changed pipe spools now need to be re-validated.
Design - Title: 3DView Grid
Symptoms: In a project, with supplementary, added, frames, the grid shown in 3D
View window is not correct. This is not an issue in Symbols Views.
Known workaround: No known workaround exists.
Solution: The 3D grid will be displayed with correct frame numbering.
Cable - Edit Route points option on cableways using Quick routing does not work.
Design - Hole location incorrect in the Slant panel reference.
Solution: Now correct.
Draft - Fatal error occurs on updating an MDS and ABA drawing, with the SHEE
open.
Solution: Explorer now checks that elements are still valid after MDS has deleted a
drawing in order to regenerate it.
Draft - Symbols do not update when the DRSSET is changed.
Solution: UPDATE DESIGN now updates the TMRF of the DESSYM.

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Product Release Letter


Incident
Number

Issue
Number
94807

95584

95938
95956

95968

I-56975

96064
96066

96069

I-56502
I-55818
I-57196

96220,
96008
96455
96506
96526

I-57286
I-57314

96651
96677

I-57312

96679

96821

96913
96942
97070

97133

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Description
Search In Database dropdown is not updated after selecting an element in the
Search Filter pane.
Solution: Dropdown now correctly updated.
Equipment - The Name is set to unset on selecting the specification after entering
the name in Create Electrical Component form.
Solution: This has been corrected.
Piping - Clicking on Cancel button deletes the Non-standard branch.
Solution: the system will ask for confirmation before deleting the branch.
Piping - Aborted Warning Message is displayed on Selecting the Main Branch as
the Stub in Branch from the 3D View window.
Solution: the message now warns the user that there are no intersections between
the branches.
Piping Headoption fails to get displayed in the Non-Standard Branch Connections
window when the Tail of the Branch is first connected.
Solution: This has been corrected.
MEI Overwriting existing EQUI elements when importing .stp files.
Solution: Import now works consistently, and correctly confirms overwriting.
Piping - Incorrect Insert Depth graphical feedback in 3D view for Non-standard
branch connection.
Solution: This has been corrected.
Piping - Warning displayed on creating new non-standard branch using position
control toolbar options.
Solution: This has been improved to handle more (EDG) picking options.
HVAC - Bore vectors are not being considered when drawing implied ducting.
Solution: System now handles cases where implied ducting should be drawn.
Piping - Sample mitre bend (L1PL) from /A150 is not included in the PSPOOL.
Piping - Warning Required When Insert Depth is Likely to be Erroneous.
Solution: a warning is now given.
Piping - Application crashes to a fatal error if the user tries to route the pipe for
which head is connected to the nozzle of copied equipment.
Solution: this case is now handled correctly.
Isodraft - NSBC Comment should point at branch start not ghost line.
Piping - 2D Pipe Sketching does not work in Create branch function with no graphic
selection.
Structures - Title: Weight Information for BPANELs is not always correct.
Symptoms: Making holes in Bent Plates with BPOPEN will give incorrect result of
Nweight.
Known workaround: The use of BPFITT will give correct result.
Solution: Correction done so that both BPOPEN and BPFITT will give correct result
of Nweight.
Piping - Incorrect warning msg displayed if the Non-standard branch is not going to
connect the main branch.
Solution: correct error message is now shown when branches do not intersect.
Piping - (Utilities >Production Checks) An error message is displayed when trying to
generate PSPOOLS for pipe which is already claimed by another User.
Piping - Coupling created at wrong position for Non-standard branch connection.
Solution: now navigates to the correct place before building the coupling.
Structures - An Error Message is displayed on Clicking on Properties button in the
Create Hole Fittings form.
Solution: This has been corrected.
Piping - Error msg displayed on selecting Boss Connection type in NSBC form if a
pipe is not from SP/DR07C spec.
Solution: This has been corrected.

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Product Release Letter


Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-57714

97561

I-57722

97591

I-57773

97678

I-57681

97699

I-57788

97736

I-57822

97804
97821
97827

98353

98521

I-58044

98557

I-58127

98792

I-58134

98804
98984

I-58226

99143
99431

I-58556,
I-58854

100625,
101643

I-58587

100836

I-58604

101080,
101248

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Description
Design - Outfitting Zone attribute BendMacReference Set Error.
Solution: Wider range of elements can now be referenced by BendMacRef. Also
allows PSPEC, TSPEC and ISPEC to point to a SPEC element.
Splash screen is no longer displayed.
Solution: Splash screen now appears on entry to any module.
Equipment - MEI Import, Issue in importing as a Volume.
Solution: There is now an option to import into new volume model rather than
overwriting an existing VOLM. In this case, a new VOLM is created and named ".stp
file-name + -MEI-IMPORT + INDEX", where Index is from 1 to 1000
Global Hub - Global Daemon crashes when started with a valid 8-character Project
ID.
Solution: Global Daemon now accepts an 8-character ID. An overlong Project ID is
truncated, as on the command-line only 8-character IDs are acceptable.
Isodraft - NSBC Isodraft Branch connection and notes hard to read;
Comment should point at branch start not ghost line.
Solution: Better positioned comments about non-standard branch connections.
Draft - License Check for AVEVA NET Export checkbox in Plot form.
Isodraft - Extra weld is created on TEE for a Non-standard branch connection.
Solution: This has been corrected.
Isodraft - Weld symbol missing at leave bore of reducer with Non-standard branch
connection.
Solution: The P3 Weld for a Reducer without a TEE has been removed.
Spooler - Error message stating "(2,751) Variable!!SNEW does not exist" is
displayed when trying to Update/number spool drawing using manual data selection.
Solution: This has been corrected.
Admin (Including Lexicon & Propcon) - Problems modifying an Offline location using
Modify Location form.
Solution: Check button is now active for Online locations after modifying an Offline
location and other minor corrections.
Piping - Validation not working with atta.
Solution: This has been corrected.
General - Collection part of the Add to List form does not behave correctly.
Solution: This has been corrected for the case of an empty list.
General - Missing 'Navigate to... 'option from search results form.
Solution: This has been corrected.
Piping - An error 'Undefined name /General-Tappings' is displayed when creating
new NSBC on a Tube element.
Solution: Added a warning message to reflect the lack of spec components.
General - Copy / paste using keyboard.
Solution: Duplicated copy has been corrected.
Production Checks creates PPIECEs when the start and end elements overlap.
Solution: This has been corrected by a new function to check geometry.
Admin (Including Lexicon & Propcon) - Variant Working Extract - symbology omits
the 'V'.
Solution: These are now displayed as 'WV' rather than 'W.
Admin (Including Lexicon & Propcon) - DICE Patch does not seem to be working
correctly on DICT DB.
Solution: Correction for elements TABA, TABB and SDET to stop incorrect
messages.
Structures - Command MARK causes PDMS fatal error.
Solution: MARK now works correctly if STEXT is UNSET.
Piping - When the main branch head bore is smaller than that of subsequent
components the list of branch bores is restricted.
Solution: The list now includes sizes up to the largest diameter in the branch.

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Product Release Letter


Incident
Number

Issue
Number

I-58706

101311

I-58710

101317

I-58708

101319

I-58860

101675

I-59003

102179

I-59271

102922

I-56480
I-58411

102435
103599
103710
104004

104042
104204
104233
I-59697

104409

I-48690
I-60232

105062
106155

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Description
Cats & Specs - Fixing purpose of STFX is not available when creating a new Table
Group.
Solution: This has been corrected see 101319.
Cats & Specs - Misalignment between the Purpose and SPType attributes of a
selection table and the provided maintenance.
Solution: This has been corrected see 101319.
Cats & Specs - Unable to set or modify the SPType for a Fixing selection Table
Group.
Solution: STFX is now an option on Create for Purpose, and on Fixing for
Discipline. Purpose is always set when a Table Group is created and SPType set to
STFX when creating a Fixing Selection Table Group.
Draft - Graphics out of Date Change.
Solution: Update Design will no longer abort scan of design graphics so that the
whole drawing will be exported, even though the exported drawing will be imperfect.
The user will see an error message to advise them.
Piping - Splmtocomp object, "element does not have attribute PPBO".
Solution: This has been corrected.
Piping - Tee place not working anymore.
Solution: This has been corrected.
Piping - The dimension and the ATTA element on the view.
Concrete Building - Creation of STWALL with Nuclear Concrete Design generates
error message.
Piping - Detailed plot files required for non-standard-branch-connection isometrics.
Solution: Detail plotfiles are automatically generated when PIPCAs are detected.
Isodraft - PDMS goes to non-response mode while generating isometric for a pipe
with NSBC.
Solution: NSBC Detail Plots are added only if Display Detail Plots option is set.
Piping - Error message displayed while generating Isometrics with detail plot if the
pipca's connecting branch is deleted.
Piping - An error message is displayed while generating the Isometrics for pipe with
pipca when ADMIN/PADD DB is not added to MDB.
Piping - Error displayed while generating isometric in isodraft for pipe with pipca
connection due to draft module definition issue in Marine.
Isodraft - Error when Creating SPLDRG Isometrics.
Solution: Detail Plots are not currently generated for Spool Drawings.
Concrete Building - Variable !AOWNER does not exist.
Clash Manager - Simple Piping Approval Rule Failure.

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Product Release Letter


PRODUCT QUALITY STATEMENT
The development, maintenance and testing of AVEVA Solutions software products is carried out
in accordance with the companys KEYSTONE lifecycle processes and this document includes a
summary of the testing carried out on this release and a list of significant defects known to exist at
the time of release.

Development Testing
Developers have carried out unit testing of each enhancement and/or fix in the development
environment to verify that any new functionalities have been correctly implemented and identified
defects have been corrected.
Regression tests have been run in the development environment to verify that enhancements
and/or fixes have not adversely affected the integrity of the product.

System Testing
Independent system testing has been carried out on the product, as released, to verify that it
installs correctly in all supported configurations and that product functionality operates as
intended, subject to any known exceptions listed below.

Acceptance Testing
This document has been prepared before Acceptance Testing. This product release will be
subjected to an acceptance test by Training and Product Support Team (TPS)
Any exceptions found during Acceptance Testing or after release will be reported in the Product
Release Latest Update Note on AVEVA's support web site
http://downloads.aveva.com/52285/w52285.pdf.

Exceptions Significant Defects And Recommended Workarounds


AVEVA intends to fix the defects listed below in a fix release or service pack as soon as
reasonably possible.
Incident
number

Defect
number
#104589

Description

Title: Reconfiguring a System database loses


its Upgrade number
Symptoms: After Reconfiguration, Q
UPGRADE STATUS {SYSTEM|GLOBAL}
reports that an Upgrade is required, even
though the system database had previously
been upgraded. Note that the database will not
actually have been 'down-graded' by the
Reconfiguration, it is just the Upgrade number
which has been lost.

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Recommended Workaround

Known workaround: Note that


after Reconfiguration the System
database will have lost its
upgrade status . This can be reapplied using DBUPgrade
{SYSTEM|GLOBAL} TO LATEST
Solution: Fixed in 12.1.SP5 and
Admin 2.1 the upgrade number
is re-applied.

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Incident
number

Defect
number

SI-57562

#97192

#97693

SI-57888

#98279

SI-57722

#97591

SI-60994,
SI-61731,
SI-61732,
SI-61733

#108576,
#111110,
#111111,
#111112

Description

Recommended Workaround

Pipe Fabrication: an issue has been identified


when creating Spool Drawing if the Pipeline
contains Multi-Discipline Supports (MDS).
The Part Numbers and Spool lengths are
calculated incorrectly. It is recommended that
Spool drawings containing MDS supports are
not produced using Pipe Fabrication.
AVEVA SQL Direct 12.0.SP6: PDMS Server
stopped with a message when creating a new
table schema file in the Table Designer window.
This is because some Pipe Spooling related
pseudo attributes initialise PML components
that in turn import some PML.NET.
For details, please refer to the SQL Direct
12.0.SP6 product release latest update letter http://downloads.aveva.com/51948/w51948.pdf
Pipe Fabrication application: an issue for
certain pipes, for example Pipe
/1MZ_FWD0002 in Zone 1MZ_PIPE owned by
:AREA 1M_PIPE in MAR project.
Using the Component Reselection form,
changing the elbow to a bend, closing the form
and then re-opening it may cause the
application to stop responding.
[It is likely to be a problem with pipes that
contain a PSLIST.]

Produce Pipe Fabrication Spool


Drawing Prior to adding
Supports.

Splash screen is no longer displayed when the


user logs into Design (or some other modules)
using the shortcut. The splash screen normally
displays information such as "Loading
Applications..." as this is no longer visible, the
user has no indication of progress, until the
main application is displayed on the screen.
Various issues with HSPOOL due to the HVAC
spec world not being recognised as HVAC.
These issues are typically not seen in AVEVA
sample projects supplied with 12.1.SP4
releases.

The recommendation is to use


release SP4.1 or later.

This was corrected in version


12.1.SP4.1
Answer No instead of Yes to the
Create Project Schema?
question and instead select the
sample project schema file
(ProjectSchema.dat) in the
Samples folder.

Delete the spool information from


the pipe using the Fabrication
Check form, do a savework then
getwork.

Set the PURPose of the HVAC


SPWL (for example
/CADCHVACSPECS) to HVAC

For the latest list of exceptions and other updates, please see the Product Release Latest Update
Note on AVEVA's support web site http://downloads.aveva.com/52285/w52285.pdf.
Please refer also to the Product Release Latest Update Note for the original full release,
http://downloads.aveva.com/52150/w52150.pdf.

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