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Option Switches

Reference Guide

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ALIAS Option Switches Reference Guide


Option Switches listed by number:

Click on an Option Switch name to access its information.

Option Switches listed by number: 1


1. Plotfile length 1
2. Cut piece numbering/list type 2
3. Drawing trim marks 4
4. Drawing text size 5
5. Co-ordinates - Connection/connectivity 7
6. Date output 8
7. Pipeline splitting - User control 9
8. Dimension line standout 11
9. Dimension form 14
10. Drawing margin - Left 16
11. Drawing margin - Right 17
12. Drawing margin - Top 18
13. Drawing margin - Bottom 19
14. Drawing size - Standard postscript plotter size 20
15. Drawing size - Height 22
16. Drawing size - Width 23
17. Flow arrows - Components 24
18. Drawing frame - Program standard 25
19. Sloping pipeline indication method 26
20. Sloping pipeline indication limit 27
21. Isometric type 28
22. Cut piece add-on allowance 30
23. Material list - Controls and File type 31
24. Material list - Pipeline/drawing and Pipeline length units 33
25. Material list and Title block- position 34
26. Material list - Descriptions 35
27. Material list - Text size 36
28. Material list - Item code length 37
29. Material list - Line spacing 38
30. Material list - Continuation method 39
31. Drawing output - File/screen 41
32. Drawing output - scaling 42
33. Revision/detailed marker 43
34. Drawing output - Picture scale 44
35. Drawing - Reserved areas 45
36. Drawing output - Stacking value 46
37. Drawing output - Stacking orientation 47
38. Pipeline splitting - Automatic 48
Switches
by name

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39. Spool piece identifiers 49
40. Pipe supports 52
41. Bore/Dimension/Weight Control 55
42. Drawing viewpoint 59
43. Pipe wastage factor - Area 1 60
44. Pipe wastage factor - Area 2 61
45. Pipe wastage factor - Area 3 62
46. Pipe wastage factor - Area 4 63
47. Pipe wastage factor - Area 5 64
48. Pipe wastage factor - Area 6 65
49. Pipe wastage factor - Area 7 66
50. Pipe wastage factor - Area 8 67
51. Pipe wastage factor - Area 9 68
52. Equipment trim drawings 69
53. Weld numbering 71
54. Weld plotting 74
55. Program messages - Run information 75
56. Program messages - Isodat 77
57. Program messages - Isoplot 78
58. Clear screen 79
59. Instrument identification 80
60. Component tagging 81
61. Insulation indication 82
62. Tracing indication 83
63. Printed output - Page length 84
64. Pipe support identification 85
65. Bolting units 86
66. Co-ordinates - Supplementary 87
67. Sloping pipeline - 3D skew depiction 90
68. Sloping pipeline - Vertical branches 91
69. Terminal type identification 92
70. Skew indication - Branches 94
71. Plotfile format 95
72. Reserved 97
73. Material part number enclosure style 98
74. Material list accumulation control 100
75. Weld number - Enclosure and prefix 102
76. Material part number enclosure shape 104
77. Weld number allocation at slip-on flanges and reinforcement pads 105
78. Support Weld Number Enclosures 107
79. Site Assembly Identification 110
80. Dimensions - To valve centres 112
81. Dimensions - Branches 114
82. C of G / Weight output 116
83. Spare switch 118
84. Spare switch 119
85. Spare switch 120 Switches
by name

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86. Spare switch 121
87. Spare switch 122
88. Spare switch 123
89. Spare switch 124
90. Material control - Comdace file contents 125
91. Material control - Comdace file controls 126
92. DXF file units 127
93. Spare switch 128
94. Spare switch 129
95. Component leg length 130
96. Reserved 131
97. Skew depiction - Individual / overall 132
98. Spare switch 133
99. Skew depiction - Style 134
100. Skew depiction - Dimension line standout 136
101. Skew depiction - Triangle hatching 137
102. Skew depiction - Hatching clearance 138
103. Spare switch 139
104. Spare switch 140
105. Spare switch 141
106. Spare switch 142
107. Spare switch 143
108. Pipeline splitting - In tube 144
109. Repeatability file content 145
110. Ghost gaps 147
111. Nozzles - Dotted 148
112. Flow arrows - Pipeline 149
113. Material control - Pipeline identification 150
114. Specification break indication 151
115. Tolerance - Angle offset 152
116. Tolerance - Dimension offset 153
117. Dimension round off 154
118. Dimensions - Overall 155
119. Dimensions / elevations - Vertical 157
120. Tapping - Branch scale 158
121. Tapping - Branch dimensions 159
122. Tapping - Branch co-ordinates 160
123. Instrument ID enclosure 161
124. Flange rotation angles 163
125. Reserved 164
126. Reserved 165
127. Isogen version / run date 166
128. Fab friendly isometrics 167
129. Interactive editing 169
130. Development testing 170
131. Development testing 171
132. Development testing 172 Switches
by name

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133. Development testing 173
134. Development testing 174
135. Development testing 175
136. Development testing 176
137. Development testing 177
138. Plotfile - DGN link and ASCII text 178
139. Development testing 179
140. Development testing 180

Versions 320

Index 322

Switches
by name

ALIAS
1. Plotfile length
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

PLOTFILE LENGTH
1
Description
This Option Switch is used to control the physical length of the Plotfile that
is generated by the ISOGEN program.
It is only necessary to invoke the use of this switch when using the 'Multiple
Isometrics In Each Plotfile' option (Option Switch 31=0) and the required
Plotfile Length is different to the built-in default value of 3275 mm.

Switch Settings

0 Default for Plotfile Length of 3275 mm.


Value Where Value is set to the required Plotfile Length in whole mm's.
Note. The maximum length is limited to 3350 mm.

Switch Layout
4 3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Zero or
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use
Details
OPT - 1
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
-1-
2. Cut piece numbering/list type

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

CUT PIECE NUMBERING / LIST TYPE


2
Description
The primary purpose of this Option Switch is to control the generation of
the Cut Piece List and corresponding Cut Piece Identifiers (Numbers or
Letters) at appropriate positions along the Plotted Pipeline.
An option to have Cut Piece Identifiers (Numbers or Letters) starting a 1
or A on each isometric as opposed to each pipeline is also controlled here.
There are two types of Cut Piece List - Old style with limited information
and New style with full information.
Finally, for Imperial Units Users- there is an Option to have the Cut
Lengths listed on the New Style Cut piece List in Decimal Inches format.
This being in addition to the regular value in the LENGTH column.

Switch SettingsThis Option Switch is in five parts.


SWITCH POSITION 1 - Cut Piece Numbering and Cut Piece List on/off
control.
0 Default for No Cut Piece List or Cut Piece Identification
Numbers/Letters.
1 Cut Piece List and Cut Piece Identifiers generated.
2 Cut Piece Identifiers starting at 1 (one) or A on each
isometric drawing.
SWITCH POSITION 2 - Cut Piece List Style.
0 Default for Old Style Cut Piece List.
1 For New Style Cut Piece List.

(Continued overpage)

8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Switch Layout

0 Switch
Position

Blank, Zero or 0,1 or 2


Blank or 1 0 to 8 1 or 2
one
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 48 - ISOMETRIC REPEATABILITY. First
DEV. NO. 56 - USER DEFINED BOM. Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended 5.9.3 JUN 90 Details
Use
7.0 OCT 93
Switches
ISSUE 3 OPT - 2 by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
-2-
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

CUT PIECE NUMBERING / LIST TYPE


2 Cont.
Description
Cut Piece Numbers can now be output on the isometric in a variety of
alternative enclosure types which are controlled by Switch position 7 and 8

Switch Settings (Continued from previous page)

SWITCH POSITION 3 - Alphabetic Cut Piece Identifiers.

0 Default for Numeric Cut Piece Identifiers.


1 For Alphabetic Cut Piece Identifiers.

SWITCH POSITION 4 - Supplementary output of Cut Length in Decimal


Inches.

0 Default for standard Cut Lengths only.


1 For supplementary output of Cut Lengths in Decimal Inches
format in the REMARKS column of the New Style Cut Piece
List. (This option only applies to users who use Imperial
Units).

SWITCH POSITION 5 - Calculation of Branch Cut Length to centre of


main pipeline.

0 Default for calculation to actual Branch connection point.


E.g. normal set-on tee.
1 Calculation to the centre line of the main pipeline in ALL
situations.
2 Use co-ordinate position.

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


Extended 7.2 APR 95
Use
7.4 DEC 95
Related Option Switches. Details
7.6.2 MAY 96
7.14.4 JUL 98
8.7.0 APR 01 Switches
by number
ISSUE 3 OPT - 2 Switches
by name

ALIAS
-3-
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

CUT PIECE NUMBERING / LIST TYPE


2 Cont.
Switch Settings (Continued from previous page)
SWITCH POSITION 6 - Pipe Bending File

0 Pipe fabrication information including details of each cut


piece, listing the length, diameter, end preparation, material
part number, and other related details to assist
manufacturing. In addition bending information giving
distances to/between bends, angle and radius details are also
output.

1 Pipe fabrication information as described above but also


including details to enable profiling the shaped ends of pipe
and the cutting of holes (for tees, olets, crosses, etc).

SWITCH POSITION 7 - Cut Piece Enclosure Types


0 Pointed brackets
1 Diamond ended box
2 Round ended box
3 Triangular enclosure
4 Diamond enclosure
5 Square ended box
6 Circular enclosure
7 Elliptical enclosure
8 Hexagonal ended box

SWITCH POSITION 8 - Single / Double line enclosure

0 Standard single line enclosure


1 Double line enclosure (Circular/Elliptical enclosures only)

Version Date
Related Program Development Specs.
DEV. NO. 88B - PIPE BENDING FILE EXTENSION. Extended 8.7.2 JUN 01
Use 8.10.5 NOV 02
Related Option Switches. 8.11.0 APR 03 Switches
by number
ISSUE 3 OPT - 2 Switches
by name

ALIAS
-4-
3. Drawing trim marks
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DRAWING TRIM MARKS


3
Description
This Option Switch controls the generation of Trim Marks for the plotted
isometric drawing.
These Trim Marks indicate the extremities of the nominated drawing size
(as set by either Option Switch 14 or Option Switches 15 and 16) and are
used as guides when trimming the plots produced on a continuous paper
type plotter.

Switch Settings

0 Default for No Trim Marks to be generated.


1 Plotted Trim Marks to be generated to indicate the extremities of
each plotted isometric.

Switch Layout
1 Switch
Position
0

Either
Setting
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
First
NONE Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use
Details
OPT - 3
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
-5-
4. Drawing text size

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DRAWING TEXT SIZE


4
Description
This Option Switch is used to control the physical size of the Characters that
are used for Dimensions, Co-ordinates and Message Text, etc. on the 'picture
section' of the isometric drawing.
Note. Title Block Text which is always output using Large Characters
(2.8mm) and Material List Text which is controlled either by Option Switch
No. 27 or the Material List Definition File will not be affected by the setting
of this Switch.

Switch Settings
SWITCH POSITION 1 & 2 Character Height

0 Default for Medium size characters - 2.4mm high.


1 For Small size characters - 2.1mm high.
2 For Large size characters - 2.8mm high.
3 For Extra Large size characters - 3.5mm high.
4 For Extra Large size characters - 4.2mm high.
5 For Extra Large size characters - 4.9mm high.
10 to 99 Character Height in 1/10mms

Switch Layout
9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Switch
0 Position

Blank or Value Spare Future 0 or Value


Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
First
NONE Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended 7.4 DEC 95 Details
Use
8.6.0 APR 01
Switches
ISSUE 2 OPT - 4 by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
-6-
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DRAWING TEXT SIZE


4 cont.
Description
Controls text attributes allowing height, width, thickness and font to be
user controlled.
Text height can be set in 10th mm increments in a range between
1.0mm and 9.9mm.
Text width can be set on 10th mm to allow the height/width ratio to be
varied.
Text thickness can be set.
Text font can be varied, this is achieved by selecting a font from the Font
Information File (Fontstd.fif).

Switch Settings

OPTION SWITCH 3 & 4 Character Width

10 to 99 Character width in mms (To be included in the future)

OPTION SWITCH 5 Character Thickness (Weight)

1 to 9 Character thickness in mms (To be included in the future)

OPTION SWITCH 6 (SPARE)

OPTION SWITCH 7, 8 and 9

Number corresponding to entry in appropriate Font


Information File. Set to Zero or Blank will use default font.

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


Extended
NONE
Use
Related Option Switches.

Switches
ISSUE 2 OPT - 4 by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
-7-
5. Co-ordinates - Connection/connectivity
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
CO-ORDINATES - CONNECTION/
CONNECTIVITY 5
Description
This facility is for the selective suppression from the Isometric of the
Co-ordinate information that is associated with each of the seven Pipeline
End Connection / Termination Identifiers in -30 to -36 type records, and at
any Break In Point (B.I.P.) identifier position in -47 type records.
Each type is controlled by a separate position in the Option Switch as
indicated in the layout below.

Switch Settings
The Co-ordinate type identifiers are :- IDF
PURPOSE ISO TEXT RECORD NO.
Continuation on another pipeline CONT. ON -30
Connected to Equipment Nozzle Etc. CONN. TO -31
Identify any Open End of pipework User Defined Text -32
Identify any Closed End of pipework User Defined Text -33
Identify a Vent position VENT -34
Identify a Drain position DRAIN -35
Identify any miscellaneous position User Defined Text -36
Identify a Break-In Point - -47
Each Option Switch position should be set to :-
0 For ISO TEXT (See above) and associated Co-ordinates to be
shown on the isometric.
1 For ISO TEXT (See above) with No Co-ordinates to be shown
on the isometric.
Where appropriate, leading zeros may be omitted to give blank positions.

Switch Layout

8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Switch
-47 -36 -35 -34 -33 -32 -31 -30 Position
Rec Rec Rec Rec Rec Rec Rec Rec

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


DEV. NO. 29 - END CO-ORDS. SUPPRESSION. First
DEV. NO. 47 - GHOST GAP FACILITY. Introduced 5.4 APR 87
Related Option Switches. Extended 5.9 MAR 90
Use
Details
OPT - 5
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
-8-
6. Date output
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DATE OUTPUT
6
Description
This Option Switch is used to select the Date format that is to be output on the
isometric drawing and printed listings in 2/4 digit year format.
The actual Date that is output is taken automatically from either the Pipeline
Data File that has been created by the host 3D Design System, or the
Computer System Date at run time.
As shown below, there are three format options plus an Option Switch setting
to suppress any Date Output, even though a Date may exist in the IDF.

Switch Settings
SWITCH POSITIONS 1 & 2 - Date Output/Format.
0 Default British format - e.g. 14 APR 92
1 For European format - e.g. 14/04/92
2 For American format - e.g. 04/14/92
3 For no plotted Date to be output.
10 System Date in British format.
11 System Date in European format.
12 System Date in American format.

SWITCH POSITION 3 - 2/4 Digit Year Output.


0 or Blank Output 2 digit year format.
1 Output 4 digit year format (e.g. 14/04/1992).

Switch Layout
3 2 1
Switch
0 Position

0, blank All
or 1 Settings
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
VERSION 7.0 - RELEASE NOTES First
DEV. NO. 74B - FOUR DIGIT YEAR Introduced 1.0 APR 83

Related Option Switches. Extended 7.1 JUN 94


Use
7.16.0 MAY 99 Details

OPT - 6
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
-9-
7. Pipeline splitting - User control

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

PIPELINE SPLITTING - USER CONTROL


7
Description
Identifies the method to be used when Splitting Pipelines into multiple
isometric drawings. Two methods are available :-
i) Automatic Splitting. The automatic Split routine calculates the volume of
Pipeline graphics that can be satisfactorily displayed on the selected
DRAWING SIZE, and generates the required number of isometrics to
contain the complete Pipeline.
ii) A fixed number of drawings. With this method the User directly dictates
how many isometric drawings are to be produced for a Pipeline.
Notes.
a) The setting in Position 1 of this Switch will be ignored if Manual
Pipeline Split Points are present in the Pipeline Data file.
b) Method ii) should only be used in special cases for single Pipeline runs,
since any Option Switch setting applies to all the Pipelines in a run.
An added Option permits any Drawing Split Points input in the 3D model
by the User and present in the Piping Data file to be ignored.

Switch Settings This Option Switch is in two parts.


SWITCH POSITIONS 1 & 2 - Various controls.
0 Default for automatic Split Control.
Value Where value is equal to the number of drawings required.
(Continued overpage)

Switch Layout 1
3 2 Switch
0 Position

Blank Zero or
or one Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date

NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended 7.7 AUG 96
38 Use Details

OPT - 7 Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 10 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

PIPELINE SPLITTING - USER CONTROL


7 Cont.
Description

Switch Settings (Continued from previous page)


SWITCH POSITION 3 - Ignore Drawing Split Points.
1 To have User Defined Drawing Split Points present in the
Piping Data file ignored.

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced
Related Option Switches. Details
Extended
38 Use

Switches
OPT - 7 by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 11 -
8. Dimension line standout

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DIMENSION LINE STANDOUT


8
Description
This is a basic Option Switch for controlling Dimension Line Standout
Distances for :-
a) String & Composite dimensions that are normally plotted as the middle
layer of multi-layer dimensions.
b) Dimensioned Messages, Support Dimensions and Reference dimensions on
the inner layer, but only when a Standout Distance in Option Switch 40 is
not set.
c) Overall dimensions on the outer layer, but only when a Standout Distance
in Option Switch 118 is not set.
Note. Values set to < = 11 mm. will be ignored by the program and
substituted by the appropriate Standard Dimension Line Standout
distance.
(Continued overpage)

Switch Settings
0 Default for standard Dimension Line Standouts (see below).
Value Where value equals the required Standout distance for String &
Composite dimensions on the middle layer - in whole mm's .
Standard Dimension Line Standout distances are :-
For Small size Drawing Text (Option Switch 4 = 1)
a) String / Composite Dimension Standout = 12 mm
b) Messages / Support & Reference Dimension Standout = 6 mm
c) Overall Dimension Standout = 18 mm

(Continued over page)


Switch Layout
4 3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

0 or 1
0 or Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 53 - ISOPLOT PROGRAM UPDATE. First
V8.8.0 - RELEASE NOTES Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Details
4 118 Extended 6.0 MAR 91
Use
7.4 DEC 95
Switches
ISSUE 2 OPT - 8 by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 12 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DIMENSION LINE STANDOUT


8 Cont.
Description (Continued from previous page)
When the Option Switch value is set > 11 mm. - that value is used by the
program to set the Dimension Line Standout distance for String &
Composite dimensions on the middle layer.
The inner dimension layer for Dimensioned Messages, Support Dimensions
and Reference Dimensions will then be set to 0.5 X this distance, while the
outer layer Overall Dimensions will be set to 1.5 X .

(Standard Dimension Line Standout distances - continued from the


previous page)
For Medium size Drawing Text (Option Switch 4 = 0)
a) String / Composite Dimension Standout = 14 mm
b) Messages / Support & Reference Dimension Standout = 7 mm
c) Overall Dimension Standout = 21 mm
For Large size Drawing Text (Option Switch 4 = 2)
a) String / Composite Dimension Standout = 16 mm
b) Messages / Support & Reference Dimension Standout = 8 mm
c) Overall Dimension Standout = 24 mm
For Extra Large size Drawing Text (Option Switch 4 = 3)
a) String / Composite Dimension Standout = 18 mm
b) Messages / Support & Reference Dimension Standout = 9 mm
c) Overall Dimension Standout = 27 mm
For Extra Large size Drawing Text (Option Switch 4 = 4)
a) String / Composite Dimension Standout = 20 mm
b) Messages / Support & Reference Dimension Standout = 10 mm
c) Overall Dimension Standout = 30 mm
For Extra Large size Drawing Text (Option Switch 4 = 5)
a) String / Composite Dimension Standout = 22 mm
b) Messages / Support & Reference Dimension Standout = 11 mm
c) Overall Dimension Standout = 33 mm

Version Date
Extended 8.6.0 APR 01
Use
8.8.0 JUL 01 Details
4 118

ISSUE 2 OPT - 8 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 13 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DIMENSION LINE STANDOUT


8 Cont.
Description (Continued from previous page)
Dimension text and messages placed along a section of pipe in isometric projection
(oblique angle \ slanted text).

This feature is only available for DXF format output styles generated via the POD
interface.

Text oblique angle will be adjusted to be parallel to the dimension standout


direction.

ISOGEN will attempt to set a vertical dimension standout for horizontal sections of
pipeline wherever practical.

Switch Settings

SWITCH POSITION 3 - Isometric Text

0 Standard text
1 Isometric text

SWITCH POSITION 4 Vertical Dimension Standout

0 Normal selection criteria used to determine directional


standout.
1 Vertical dimension standout wherever possible.

Version Date
Extended
Use

Switches
ISSUE 2 OPT - 8 by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 14 -
9. Dimension form

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DIMENSION FORM
9
Description
Controls basic Dimensioning requirements on the isometric :-
i) Dimension Type - String/Composite, Support/Comment, Reference
Location and Full String.
ii) Component Dimensions to include or exclude Gaskets.
iii) USA style dimensions (positioned on top of the Dimension Line).
iv) Additional allowances for pipe dimensions.
v) Double dimensioning - imperial or metric
vi) Dimensioning Multi-way Valves and Instruments.
This Option Switch is in eight parts.
Switch Settings
SWITCH POSITION 1 - Various Controls

0 Default setting which provides basic String Dimensions,


Support / Message Dimensions, and Reference Dimensions.
1 For an isometric with String Dimensions and
Support/Message location Dimensions suppressed. That is,
only Reference Dimensions will be plotted.
2 For the output of Support/Message and Reference Location
Dimensions only.
3 Same as value 0 except Composite Dimensions are output
instead of String.
4 Same as value 0 except Full String Dimensions are output
instead of Ordinary String Dimensions. That is, all
components are individually dimensioned.

9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
0 Switch
Position

Blank or All
Switch Layout or one Settings
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 19 - IMPROVED DIMENSIONING. First
DEV. NO. 59 - DIMENSIONING UPGRADE. Introduced
1.0 APR 83
DEV.NO. 83F - DIMENSIONING ENHANCEMENTS
Details
40Option118
Related Switches. 119 Extended 5.0 OCT 86
Use
7.0 OCT 93
Switches
8.5.4 DEC 00 by number
8.6.0 FEB 01 Switches
8.7.0 APR 01 by name

ALIAS
- 15 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DIMENSION FORM
9 Cont.
Switch Settings (Continued from previous page)
SWITCH POSITION 2 - Dimensioning of Gaskets.

0 For component dimensions not to include Gaskets.


1 For component dimensions to include Gaskets.
2 For separate dimensioning of Gaskets.

SWITCH POSITION 3 - USA Style Dimensions.

Blank Default for regular Dimensioning style.


(i.e. Inserted into Dimension line).
1 For USA Dimensioning style.
(i.e. Positioned on top of Dimension line).

SWITCH POSITION 4 - Dimensions at 90 degrees

0 Dimensions turned 90 degrees rather than being arrowed


out.
1 (Note. 0 and 1 at Beta test stage Feb 2001.)

SWITCH POSITION 5 - Additional allowances shown with dimension


output
0 For normal component dimensions.
1 For dimensions to show additional allowances.

SWITCH POSITION 6 - Bend Dimensioning

0 Combined pipe and bend dimensions.


1 Separate pipe and bend dimensions.

SWITCH POSITION 7 - Double dimensioning - Imperial and Metric.

0 For single dimensioning.


1 For double dimensioning.

SWITCH POSITION 8 - Dimensioning of Angle / 3 Way / 4 Way Valves


and Instruments Details

0 Angle / 3 Way / 4 Way Valve and Instruments dimensioned


using message. Switches
by number
1 Angle / 3 Way / 4 Way Valve and Instruments dimensioned
normally. Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 16 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DIMENSION FORM
9 Cont.
Switch Settings (Continued from previous page)

SWITCH POSITION 9 - Jacket Dimension Control

0 Full Jacket Dimensioning


1 Jacket Dimensioning suppressed.

Related Program Development Specs. Extended


Use
DEV. NO. 89D - JACKET PIPING SYSTEMS.
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 17 -
10. Drawing margin - Left
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DRAWING MARGIN -LEFT


10
Description

Controls the Left Hand side Drawing Margin.


The Drawing Margin is the distance between the outer edge of the Drawing
Sheet and the outer line of the Drawing Frame that is being used.

Switch Settings
SWITCH POSITIONS 1, 2 & 3 - Drawing Margin - Left.

0 Default for 5mm, Left Hand Margin.


Value Where value is the Left Hand Margin setting in whole mms.

Switch Layout
3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Zero or
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use
11 12 13
Details
OPT - 10
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 18 -
11. Drawing margin - Right
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DRAWING MARGIN - RIGHT


11
Description

Controls the Right Hand side Drawing Margin.


The Drawing Margin is the distance between the outer edge of the Drawing
Sheet and the outer line of the Drawing Frame that is being used.

Switch Settings
SWITCH POSITIONS 1, 2 & 3 - Drawing Margin - Right.

0 Default for 5mm, Right Hand Margin.


Value Where value is the Right Hand Margin setting in whole mms.

Switch Layout
3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Zero or
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use
Details

10 12 13 Switches
by number

OPT - 11 Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 19 -
12. Drawing margin - Top
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DRAWING MARGIN -TOP


12
Description

Controls the Drawing Margin at the Top of the drawing.


The Drawing Margin is the distance between the outer edge of the Drawing
Sheet and the outer line of the Drawing Frame that is being used.

Switch Settings
SWITCH POSITIONS 1, 2 & 3 - Drawing Margin - Top.

0 Default for 5mm, Top Margin.


Value Where value is the Top Margin setting in whole mms.

Switch Layout
3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Zero or
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
NONE First 1.0 APR 83
Introduced
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use
10 11 13
Details
OPT - 12
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 20 -
13. Drawing margin - Bottom
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DRAWING MARGIN - BOTTOM


13
Description

Controls the Drawing Margin at the Bottom of the drawing.


The Drawing Margin is the distance between the outer edge of the Drawing
Sheet and the outer line of the Drawing Frame that is being used.

Switch Settings
SWITCH POSITIONS 1, 2 & 3 - Drawing Margin - Bottom.

0 Default for 5mm, Bottom Margin.


Value Where value is the Bottom Margin setting in whole mms.

Switch Layout
3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Zero or
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use
10 11 12
Details
OPT - 13
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 21 -
14. Drawing size - Standard postscript plotter size
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
DRAWING SIZE - STANDARD
POSTSCRIPT PLOTTER SIZE 14
Description
Controls Drawing Size when a standard one conforming to the European
Metric 'A' series or an Inch based American ANSI paper sizes 'A' to 'E' is
required.
A secondary function controlled by this Option Switch is the setting of the
Postscript output device size for both standard and non-standard Drawing
Sizes.
Note. Non-standard Drawing Sizes are controlled by Option Switches 15 &
16 which if set overrides any setting in Option Switch 14.

Switch Settings This Option Switch is in two parts.


SWITCH POSITIONS 1 & 2 - Drawing Sheet Size.
0 Default for European A2 paper size (420 x 594 mm).
1 For European A1 paper size (594 x 841 mm).
2 For European A2 paper size (420 x 594 mm).
3 For European A3 paper size (297 x 420 mm).
4 For European A4 paper size (210 x 297 mm).
10 For European A0 paper size (841 x 1189 mm).
5 For ANSI 'D' paper size (22" x 34").
6 For ANSI 'C' paper size (17" x 22").
7 For ANSI 'B' paper size (11" x 17").
8 For ANSI 'A' paper size (8.1/2" x 11").
9 For ANSI 'E' paper size (34" x 44").

(Continued over page)


Switch Layout
4 3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Blank or Zero or
Value Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
VERSION 6.0 - RELEASE NOTES. First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83

Related Option Switches. Extended 6.0 MAR 91


Use
Details
OPT - 14
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 22 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
DRAWING SIZE -STANDARD
POSTSCRIPT PLOTTER SIZE 14 Cont.
Description

Switch Settings (Continued from previous page)


SWITCH POSITIONS 3 & 4 - PostScript Plotter size.
0 or blank For Default European A3 paper size (297 x 420 mm).
1 For European A1 paper size (594 x 841 mm).
2 For European A2 paper size (420 x 594 mm).
3 For European A3 paper size (297 x 420 mm).
4 For European A4 paper size (210 x 297 mm).
10 For European A0 paper size (841 x 1189 mm).
5 For ANSI 'D' paper size (22" x 34").
6 For ANSI 'C' paper size (17" x 22").
7 For ANSI 'B' paper size (11" x 17").
8 For ANSI 'A' paper size (8.1/2" x 11").
9 For ANSI 'E' paper size (34" x 44").

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use
Details

OPT - 14
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 23 -
15. Drawing size - Height
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DRAWING SIZE -HEIGHT


15
Description
Defines isometric Drawing Height for non-standard paper sizes. That is,
sizes that do Not conform to either the European 'A' series, or the Inch
based American ANSI sizes.
Notes.
1) Where the plotted output is to a PostScript output device, the device size
must be set in Option Switch 14 (unless European A3 size is being used).
2) Standard drawing sizes are controlled by Option Switch 14.

Switch Settings

SWITCH POSITIONS 1, 2, 3 & 4 - Drawing Size - Height.

0 Default for No non-standard Drawing Height.


Value Where value is the overall Drawing Height in whole mms.

(This Option Switch MUST be used in conjunction with Option Switch 16


- DRAWING SIZE - WIDTH).

Switch Layout
4 3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Zero or
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use
14 16
Details
OPT - 15

Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 24 -
16. Drawing size - Width
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DRAWING SIZE -WIDTH


16
Description
Defines isometric Drawing Width for non-standard paper sizes. That is,
sizes that do Not conform to either the European 'A' series, or the Inch
based American ANSI sizes.
Notes.
1) Where the plotted output is to a PostScript output device, the device size
must be set in Option Switch 14 (unless European A3 size is being used).
2) Standard drawing sizes are controlled by Option Switch 14.

Switch Settings

SWITCH POSITIONS 1, 2, 3 & 4 - Drawing Size - Width.

0 Default for No non-standard Drawing Width.


Value Where value is the overall Drawing Width in whole mms.

(This Option Switch MUST be used in conjunction with Option Switch 15


- DRAWING SIZE - HEIGHT).

Switch Layout
4 3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Zero or
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use
14 15
Details
OPT - 16

Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 25 -
17. Flow arrows - Components
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

FLOW ARROWS -COMPONENTS


17
Description
This Option Switch controls the use of Flow Arrows that are plotted
alongside certain types of in-line components. Their purpose is to show the
Pipeline's Fluid or Gas Flow direction.
Note. A different type of User positioned Flow Arrow which is plotted
directly on the pipe may also be used, either as well as, or instead of the
component Flow Arrow. For details of this alternative type, see Option
Switch 112.

Switch Settings

0 Default to obtain Flow Arrows plotted alongside certain types of


in-line components.
1 To suppress the plotting of component Flow Arrows.

Switch Layout
1 Switch
Position
0

Either
Setting
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use
Details

OPT - 17
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 26 -
18. Drawing frame - Program standard
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
DRAWING FRAME -
PROGRAM STANDARD 18
Description
Controls whether or not the standard ISOGEN Drawing Frame is plotted.
It is likely that Users who either plot their own design of Backing Frame or
plot to Frames on pre-printed forms, will wish to suppress the plotting of
the standard ISOGEN Drawing Frame.

Switch Settings

0 Default to obtain the standard ISOGEN Drawing Frame.


1 To suppress the plotting of the ISOGEN Drawing Frame.

Switch Layout
1 Switch
Position
0

Either
Setting
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use
Details
OPT - 18
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 27 -
19. Sloping pipeline indication method

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
SLOPING PIPELINE INDICATION
METHOD 19
Description
This Option Switch controls how sections of Falling Pipelines (that is
downward slopes) are to be indicated on the isometric.
The switch determines the method of how the Fall value is to be indicated
numerically on the isometric from one of the options shown below.
A further option is to suppress Fall type slope indication.

Switch Settings

Switch Position 1 - Fall depiction

0 Default for Falls shown as an Angle. e.g. FALL 1.5.


1 For Falls shown as a Ratio. e.g. FALL 1:38.
2 For Falls shown as a Percentage. e.g. FALL 2.6%.
3 For Falls shown as a Gradient. e.g. FALL 1.6 GRAD.
4 For Falls shown as an Imperial Incline. e.g. 5/16" PER FOOT.
5 For Falls shown as a Metric Incline. e.g. FALL 26 MM PER M.
6 To suppress Falling Line indication.

Switch Layout
2 1 Switch
Position
0

Blank, 1, All (Continued over page)


2 or 3 Settings
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
NONE First
20 Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Details
Extended 8.11.0 APR 03
Use

Switches
OPT - 19 by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 28 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
SLOPING PIPELINE INDICATION
METHOD 19 Cont.
Description

Switch 19 Position 2, now gives the user greater control over the accuracy
of sloping pipeline indication.

(The settings in Position 2 are governed by how the fall is to be indicated


once the data has been entered in Position 1. )
Switch Settings (Continued from previous page)

Switch Position 2 - Accuracy of sloping pipeline indication.

Fall shown as an Angle

0 Angle output to nearest 10th degree


1 Angle output to nearest degree
2 Angle output to nearest 100th degree
3 Angle output to nearest degree and minutes

Fall shown as an Ratio

0 Ratio output to nearest 5 when greater than 1:30


1 Ratio output to nearest 5 when greater than 1:100
2 Ratio output to nearest 1

Fall shown as an Percentage

0 Percentage output to nearest whole value


1 Percentage output to nearest 1 decimal place
2 Percentage output to nearest 2 decimal places

(Continued over page)

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended 8.11.0 APR 03
Use

Switches
OPT - 19 by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 29 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
SLOPING PIPELINE INDICATION
METHOD 19 Cont.
Switch Settings (Continued from previous page)

Switch Position 2 - Accuracy of sloping pipeline indication contd.

Fall shown as an Gradient

0 Gradient output to nearest 10th grad


1 Gradient output to nearest grad
2 Gradient output to nearest 100th grad

Fall shown as an Imperial Incline (only when dimensions in decimal inches)

0 Incline output to nearest 16th of an inch per foot


1 Incline output to nearest 100th of an inch per foot

Fall shown as an Metric Incline

0 Incline output to nearest 5mms per metre


1 Incline output to nearest mm per metre
2 Incline to nearest 10mms per metre

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended 8.11.0 APR 03
Use

Switches
OPT - 19 by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 30 -
20. Sloping pipeline indication limit
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

SLOPING PIPELINE INDICATION LIMIT


20
Description
This switch controls the cut-off value to be used when determining what
steepness of Slope should be treated as a Fall, and what should not.
Note. Slopes steeper than the cut-off value will be shown with a 2D or 3D
Box or Triangle skew indication as appropriate.

Switch Settings

0 Default for 5 angle cut-off or it's equivalent depending upon


the type of indication selected in Option Switch 19.
Value Where Value is set to a cut-off number to suit the type of
indication selected in Option Switch 19.
e.g. For 5 Degrees cut off enter 5 or 0
For 1:11 Ratio cut-off enter 11
For 9 Percent cut-off enter 9
For 5 Grads. cut-off enter 5
For 1" Per Foot cut-off enter 1
For 88 mm. per Metre cut-off enter 88
Note. This Option Switch should always be set to 0 when Sloping Pipeline
Indication has been suppressed by setting Option Switch 19 to 6.

Switch Layout
2 1 Switch
Position
0

Zero or
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date

NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use
19
Details
OPT - 20
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 31 -
21. Isometric type
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

ISOMETRIC TYPE
21
Description
Controls the required Isometric Type. There are many variations, as defined
below.
The default option provides a Combined isometric containing a combination
of Fabrication, Erection and Offshore information as appropriate.

Switch Settings This Option Switch is in two parts.

SWITCH POSITIONS 1 & 2 - Isometric Type.


0 Default for a Combined isometric (see above).
1 For an Erection / Offshore type isometric.
2 For a Fabrication only isometric.
4 For individual Flat Spool isometrics. (Maximum legs Flat).
5 For individual Flat Spool isometrics. (Maximum legs Parallel).
6 For individual Spool isometrics - 'As Built' orientation.
7 For isometric Suppression - No isometric drawings generated.
10 For a Combined Material List only, without Pipeline graphics.
11 For an Erection Material List only, without Pipeline graphics.
12 For a Fabrication Material List only, without Pipeline graphics.
16 For Spool Material List only, without Spool graphics.
(Continued over page)
Switch Layout
3 2 1
Switch
0 Position

All All
Settings Settings
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 63A - FLAT SPOOLS FACILITY. First 1.0 APR 83
DEV. NO. 74A - DISCONNECTED PIPELINES Introduced

Related Option Switches. Extended 7.1 JUN 94


Use
55 7.4.2 JAN 96
7.16.0 MAY 99
Details
ISSUE 2 OPT - 21
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 32 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

ISOMETRIC TYPE
21 Cont.
Description

Switch Settings (Continued from previous page)


SWITCH POSITION 3 - Test Isometric.
Blank Generate normal isometric.
1 Generate a Test Isometric with all dimensions and Material
List quantities output as Xs. Does not decrement the
Hardware Lock count.
8 Increase tolerance to join disconnected components - set
to 8mm. See note below.
9 Produce separate drawings for disconnected pipeline when
increased tolerance used and switch 55, digit 3 set to 0.
See note below.

Notes Value 8 and 9 are set internally and will not require the user
to take any action.

Switch Position 3 = 8 When a Minor break occurs at the By-pass


closure point then IDFGEN will set position 3 to
a value of 8 so that ISOGEN will still recognise
the By-pass situation that has been created.
Switch Position 3 = 9 A value of 9 will be set by IDFGEN in position
3 when certain conditions of Switch 55 are met.
ISOGEN will act upon this information to
output the Disconnected Pipeline message as
and when required.
Switch Layout
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
First
Introduced
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use Details

ISSUE 2 OPT - 21
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 33 -
22. Cut piece add-on allowance
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

CUT PIECE ADD-ON ALLOWANCES


22
Description
This switch controls the amount of extra Pipe that is added for the following
circumstances :-
1) At Loose Flange and Field Fit Weld (FFW) positions. Extra Pipe is added
both to Cut Pipe Length dimensions and to Pipe quantities on the Material
List. There are separate controls for On-shore and Off-shore values.
2) For Shop Test purposes where certain Welds are cut-off together with a
short length of pipe after testing.

Switch Settings This Option Switch is in three parts.

SWITCH POSITIONS 1, 2 & 3 - FFW/Loose Flange Allowance, On-shore.


0 Default to obtain 0 mm. allowance.
Value Where Value is an alternative allowance in whole mm's. e.g. 175.

SWITCH POSITIONS 4, 5 & 6 - FFW/Loose Flange Allowance, Off-shore.


0 or blank Default to obtain 0 mm. allowance.
Value Where Value is an alternative allowance in whole mm's. e.g. 175.

SWITCH POSITIONS 7, 8 & 9 - Shop Test Weld Allowance.


Blank Default to obtain 0 mm. allowance.
Value Where Value is an alternative allowance in whole mm's. e.g. 175.
This is applied only to 'SHOP TEST' Welds.

Switch Layout
9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Blank or Zero, blank or Zero or


Value Value Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 57 - WELDING FACILITIES UPGRADE. First
DEV. NO. 63 - FLAT SPOOL FACILITY. Introduced 1.0 APR 83

Extended 7.0 OCT 93


Use
7.1 FEB 94
Details
OPT - 22
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 34 -
23. Material list - Controls and File type
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
MATERIAL LIST - CONTROLS
MATERIAL LIST - FILE TYPE 23
Description
Controls the following integral Material List functions on the isometric.
i) Material List On/Off
ii) Special Type of List.
iii) Material List Style.
iv) Material Control File Type.
v) Continuous or Sectionalised type of Material List.
Users who obtain the Material List by other means, for example by
printing it, or who do not require a Material List at all, may suppress it.

Switch SettingsThis Option Switch is in five parts.


SWITCH POSITION 1 - Material List On/Off.
0 Default to have the Material List plotted integrally with the
isometric drawing.
1 To suppress the Plotted Material List.

SWITCH POSITION 2 - Special Type Material Lists.


0 Default for no Special Type Material List.
1 Special Type Material List - every item is given a separate
entry except Gaskets & Bolts which are accumulated, Pulled
Bends get 'U' pre-fixes, Welds have W or B pre-fixes.
2 No Special Type Material List, but use an alpha system of
Material List pointers, A, B, C etc. instead of the default
numeric system.
(Continued overpage)

Switch Layout
5 4 3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

All Settings
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 56 - USER DEFINED MATERIAL LIST. First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended 7.0 OCT 93
Use
24 25 26 27 28 29 30 65 74 7.4 DEC 95
Details
ISSUE 2 OPT - 23
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 35 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
MATERIAL LIST - CONTROLS
MATERIAL LIST - FILE TYPE 23 Cont.
Description

Switch Settings (Continued from previous page)

SWITCH POSITION 3 - Material List Style.


0 or 1 Default for Style 1 Material List.
2 For Style 2 Material List.
3 For Style 3 Material List.
4 For Style 4 Material List.
SWITCH POSITION 4 - Type of Material Control File.
0 Default for Standard Material Control File.
1 For User Defined Material Control File.
SWITCH POSITION 5 - Style 2 Material List Layout pattern.
(Also works with Special Type Material List options
- OS23 Pos 2 = 1).
Blank Default for the standard Sectionalised type with Group
Headings & Component sub-Group Headings.
1 For Continuous style listing without headings & Sub-headings.
This type of list is partitioned with horizontal dividing lines
between the logical Groups, e.g. PIPE, FLANGES, FITTINGS,
etc.
2 Same as value 1 except there are no dividing lines.

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced
Related Option Switches. 7.6 MAY 96
Extended
Use
24 25 26 27 28 29 30 65 74
Details
ISSUE 2 OPT - 23

Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 36 -
24. Material list - Pipeline/drawing and Pipeline length units

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
MATERIAL LIST - PIPELINE / DRAWING
MATERIAL LIST - PIPE LENGTH UNITS 24
Description
This Option Switch controls two aspects of the Material List.

i) Whether it is produced on a per Drawing or per Pipeline basis. (This


difference only comes into effect when a Pipeline is split onto two or more
drawings).
ii) Linear Quantity output style.
Switch Settings This Option Switch is in two parts.

SWITCH POSITION 1 - Material List per Drawing or per Pipeline.

0 Default for Material List per isometric drawing.


1 For Material List per Pipeline.
2 Spool isometric Material Part Numbers to match Full
isometric Part Numbers when using Material List per
Drawing facility.
3 Spool isometric Material Part Numbers to match Full
isometric Part Numbers when using Material List per
Pipeline facility.

Switch Layout Switch


2 1
Position
0

Blank or Zero or
Value Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 56 - USER DEFINED MATERIAL LIST. First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended 7.0 OCT 93 Details
O.S. 23 O.S. 24 0.S. 25 0.S. 26 0.S. 27 O.S. 28 O.S. 29 O.S. 30 Use
7.6.2 MAY 96
Switches
ISSUE 2 OPT - 24 by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 33 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
MATERIAL LIST - PIPELINE / DRAWING
MATERIAL LIST - PIPE LENGTH UNITS 24 cont
Switch Settings
SWITCH POSITION 2 - Linear Quantity Output Style.

Blank Default for pipe length to be output in the form -


n.n M or n.n Feet. E.g. 10.4 M or 10.4.
1 For pipe length to be output in the form -
n MM or n Feet n Inches. E.g. 1040 MM or 10 5 .
2 For pipe length to be output in the form -
n.nnn M or n.nnn Feet. E.g. 1.045 M or 10.375.
3 For pipe length output to match form specified in O.S. 41.
The selected length style is applied on the Material List for
Pipe material entries and miscellaneous components, and on
the CL length summary. (Metric or Imperial units output is
governed by O.S. 41).

Related Option Switches. Extended 8.10.5 NOV 02


Use

Switches
ISSUE 2 OPT - 24 by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 34 -
25. Material list and Title block- position
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
MATERIAL LIST - POSITION
TITLE BLOCK - POSITION 25
Description
This Option Switch controls two aspects of the Material List.
i) Whether the Material List is printed on the Left Hand or Right Hand
side of the isometric.
ii) The position of the Title Block.

Switch Settings This Option Switch is in two parts.

SWITCH POSITION 1 - Material List position.


0 Default for Material List printed on the Left Hand side.

1 For Material List printed on the Right Hand side.

SWITCH POSITION 2 - Title Block position.


Blank For Title Block in default position. (Bottom Right Hand
corner of pipeline drawing area).
1 For Title Block at bottom of Material List.
2 For Title Block to be suppressed.

Switch Layout
2 1
Switch
0 Position

Blank or Zero or
Value Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 56 - USER DEFINED MATERIAL LIST. First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended OCT 93
7.0
Use
23 24 26 27 28 29 30
Details
OPT - 25
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 35 -
26. Material list - Descriptions
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

MATERIAL LIST - DESCRIPTIONS


26
Description
This Option Switch controls whether or not Item Descriptions are printed
on the Material List and in the Bulk Materials file.
Note. When Item Descriptions are suppressed, the Material List becomes
correspondingly narrower.
Also controlled is the option of whether or not to have a Blank Line printed
after single line Material List entries.

Switch Settings
This Option Switch is in three parts.
SWITCH POSITION 1 - Item Descriptions On / Off control.
0 Default to have Item Descriptions printed.
1 To suppress Item Descriptions.
SWITCH POSITION 2 - Control of the insertion of Blank Lines following
single line Material List entries.
0 or blank Default to have Blank Lines inserted.
1 Not have Blank Lines inserted following single line entries. This
provides the possibility of the Material List being shorter.

SWITCH POSITION 3 - Output of Descriptions in Bulk Material file.


Blank Default for no Descriptions.
1 No repeat Descriptions to be output.
2 All Descriptions to be output.

Switch Layout
3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Either
Setting
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
VERSION 7.0 - RELEASE NOTES. First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended 7.1 JUN 94
Use
23 24 25 27 28 29 30 7.14.4 JUL 98
Details
ISSUE 3 OPT - 26
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 36 -
27. Material list - Text size
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

MATERIAL LIST - TEXT SIZE


27
Description
This Option Switch controls the plotted Material List Text Size.
A range of sizes are available, as listed below.

Switch Settings

SWITCH POSITION 1 & 2 Character Height

0 Default for Medium size characters - 2.4mm high.


1 For Small size characters - 2.1mm high.
2 For Large size characters - 2.8mm high.
3 For Extra Large size characters - 3.5mm high.
4 For Extra Large size characters - 4.2mm high.
5 For Extra Large size characters - 4.9mm high.
10 to 99 Character Height in 1/10mms

Switch Layout
9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Switch
0 Position

All Settings
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended 7.4 DEC 95
23 24 25 26 28 29 30 Use
Details
ISSUE 2 OPT - 27
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 37 -
28. Material list - Item code length
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

MATERIAL LIST - ITEM CODE LENGTH


28
Description
This Option Switch informs ISOGEN of how many characters should be
used for the Material List Item Code.

Switch Settings

0 Default for 8 characters in the Item Code.


Value Where Value is an alternative number of characters. e.g. 12.

Notes.
a) The maximum number of permissible Item Code characters is 29.
b) A value of 0 gives 8 characters, it does Not cause the suppression of the
Item Code field on the Style 1 Material List.
c) Changes in this field causes the Material List to be correspondingly wider
or narrower.

Switch Layout
2 1 Switch
Position
0

Zero or
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use
23 24 25 26 27 29 30
Details
OPT - 28
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 38 -
29. Material list - Line spacing
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

MATERIAL LIST - LINE SPACING


29
Description
This Option Switch controls the Line Spacing distance on a plotted Material
List.

Switch Settings

0 or 100 Default corresponding to a Line Spacing value of 100.


Value Where Value is an alternative number. Set to increase / decrease
the Line Spacing distance in the ratio Value / 100.
e.g. A Value of 90 will reduce the Line Spacing while a Value of
110 will increase it.

Switch Layout
3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Zero or
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use
23 24 25 26 27 28 30
Details
OPT - 29

Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 39 -
30. Material list - Continuation method

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
MATERIAL LIST -
CONTINUATION METHOD 30
Description
Controls how a Material List Overflow situation is handled and how any
Overflow drawing is to be identified.
A secondary option offers control over the Drawing (Sheet) identification
method to be used for single isometric pipelines.

Switch Settings

0 Default to give automatic overflow onto a second Material List


plotted alongside the first. (This creates a wider non-standard
drawing size).
1 Gives a second 'Dummy' isometric containing the Overflow
Material List but no pipeline graphics.
This isometric will be allocated the next Drawing (Sheet) identifier
in the sequence.
2 Gives a second 'Dummy' isometric containing the Overflow
Material List but no pipeline graphics.
The isometric will be allocated the same Drawing (Sheet) identifier
as the previous (Master) isometric but supplemented with a 'A'
suffix letter.
Any further overflow drawings for the same Master isometric
will be suffixed 'B' 'C' etc.
(Continued overpage)

Switch Layout
2 1 Switch
Position
0

All
Settings
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 48 - REPEATABILITY - PHASE 1. First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended 5.9 MAR 90
Use Details
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
OPT - 30 Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 40 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
MATERIAL LIST -
CONTINUATION METHOD 30 Contd.
Description

Switch Settings (Contd. from previous page)


10 Gives the same as value 0 except that DRG 1 OF 1 is added to
any single sheet isometrics for identification.
11 Gives the same as value 1 except that DRG 1 OF 1 is added to
any single sheet isometrics for identification.
12 Gives the same as value 2 except that DRG 1 OF 1 is added to
any single sheet isometrics for identification.

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced
Related Option Switches. Extended Details
23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Use

Switches
OPT - 30 by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 41 -
31. Drawing output - File/screen

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DRAWING OUTPUT - FILE / SCREEN


31
Description
Controls how and where any isometric drawing are to be output.

Controls whether or not plot files previously created can be overwritten if


their names match those currently being created.

Switch Settings
SWITCH POSITION 1

0 Default for isometric drawings generated during a run to be


output to either a single plot file or a series of plot files
depending upon the PLOTFILE LENGTH value set in O.S. 1.
1 For an individual plot file to be generated for each isometric
drawing.
2 For output of the generated isometric drawing(s) to the
workstation screen. The Terminal Type being used should be
set in O.S. 69.
3 For output of multiple isometric drawings on separate sheets.
Valid only for SmartSketch IGR & SmartPlant Shape2D
formats.

SWITCH POSITION 2

0 Allocate next available plot file, generate name using selected


sequence method.
1 Allocate Plotfile name using selected sequence method after
deleting previously generated files.
Switch Layout 2 1
Switch
0 Position

Blank or 1 0 or value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended 8.7.0 APR 01
O.S. 1 O.S. 36 O.S. 37 O.S. 69 O.S. 71 Use
8.10.0 MAY 02 Details

OPT - 31
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 42 -
32. Drawing output - scaling
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DRAWING OUTPUT - SCALING


32
Description
This Option Switch permits the increase or decrease of the final plotted
isometric size and thus change it from that defined by Option Switches 14, or
15 & 16.

Switch Settings

0 or 100 For No Scaling change (100% of set size).


This generates isometrics at the size set in either Option Switch
14, or a combination of Option Switches 15 & 16.
Value Where Value is set to increase or decrease the final isometric
size in the ratio Value / 100.
e.g. Value = 71 would generate a Reduced size drawing at 71%
of the set size, (for example A2 reduced to A3).
Value = 120 would generate an Increased size drawing at
120% of the set size.

Switch Layout
3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Zero or
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
VERSION 6.0 RELEASE NOTES. First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended 6.0 MAR 91
Use
14 15 16 Details
OPT - 32
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 43 -
33. Revision/detailed marker

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

REVISION / DETAILED MARKER


33
Description
This Option Switch is used by some 3D Design Systems to control the
updating of their 'Pipe Detailed' and / or 'Pipe Revision' database attribute
fields on the successful production of a pipeline isometric by ISOGEN.
Note. This Option Switch has no effect on any output generated by the
ISOGEN system.

Switch Settings

0 Default to Suppress the updating of both the Revision & Detailed


indicators.
1 For both the Revision and Detailed fields to be updated.
2 For Revision only to be updated.
3 For Detailed only to be updated.

Switch Layout
1 Switch
Position
0

All
Settings
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use

OPT - 33
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 44 -
34. Drawing output - Picture scale

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DRAWING OUTPUT - PICTURE SCALE


34
Description
Used to increase or decrease the Scale of the pipeline 'picture' part of the
isometric only, while leaving all other parts (that is, Drawing Frame,
Material List, Title Block and Line Summary areas) un-altered.
By use of this Option Switch the whole of the pipeline picture and all text
pointing to it may be re-scaled to make it larger or smaller.

Switch Settings

0 or 100 Default to give the normal Picture Scaling. (100%).


Value Where Value is set to increase or decrease the Scaling effect in
the ratio Value / 100.

Switch Layout
3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Zero or
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use Details

OPT - 34
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 45 -
35. Drawing - Reserved areas

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DRAWING - RESERVED AREAS


35
Description
This Option Switch may be used to create two Reserved 'No Go' areas
across the bottom part of the isometric. One is across the bottom of the
drawing region itself, while the other is across the bottom of the Material
List. Once set, ISOGEN will not automatically plot any information in
these areas. They are basically reserved areas on the Drawing Frame for
the inclusion on the finished drawing of related Project / Pipeline
information. The Frame Text Positioning facility may be used to add
information that is included in the Pipeline input data file in these areas.

Switch SettingsThis Option Switch is in two parts.


SWITCH POSITIONS 1, 2 & 3 - Reserved Area within the Drawing Region.
0 Default for No Reserved Area.
Value Where Value is equal to the depth of the required Reserved
Area along the bottom of the isometric, measured in whole
mm.'s up from the outer line of the drawing frame.
SWITCH POSITIONS 4, 5 & 6 - Reserved Area at the bottom of the
Material List.
Blank Default for No Reserved Area.
Value Where Value is equal to the depth of the required Reserved
Area along the bottom of the Material List measured in whole
mm.'s up from the outer line of the drawing frame.

Switch Layout
6 5 4 3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Blank or Zero or
Value Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 56 - USER DEFINED MATERIAL LIST. First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended 7.0 OCT 94
Use
13 Details

OPT - 35
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 46 -
36. Drawing output - Stacking value
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DRAWING OUTPUT - STACKING VALUE


36
Description
This Option Switch controls the number of Drawing Stacking rows within a
plot file containing multi-drawings.
Depending upon the drawing size, orientation, and width of the plotter
paper, Drawing Stacking may be one, two, three or more rows high.

Switch Settings

0 or 1 Default for 1 drawing high Stacking.


All drawings will be plotted side-by-side within the plotfile.
Value Where Value is an alternative setting.
e.g. 2 for 2 frame high Stacking, 3 for 3 frame high, etc.
Note. This Option Switch must be set to 0 or 1 when using the Output to
graphics screen facility.

Switch Layout
1 Switch
Position
0

Zero or
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended
31 37 Use
Details
OPT - 36
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 47 -
37. Drawing output - Stacking orientation

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
DRAWING OUTPUT -
STACKING ORIENTATION 37
Description
This Option Switch controls the Orientation of the drawings within the
plotfile.
If required, to make the most economical use of plotter paper, Drawings
may be set to run Along or Across the paper.
(Along being defined as running the length of the roll of plotter paper).

Switch Settings

0 Default for plotting Along the roll of paper .


1 For plotting Across the roll of paper .

Switch Layout
1 Switch
0 Position

Either
Setting
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use Details
36
OPT - 37 Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 48 -
38. Pipeline splitting - Automatic

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

PIPELINE SPLITTING - AUTOMATIC


38
Description
Controls Automatic Pipeline Splitting.
The amount of piping information that can be accommodated on a single
drawing is limited. Once the limit is exceeded, then pipeline splitting
automatically occurs.
By use of this Option Switch, users may either increase the information
content on each drawing , or alternatively, reduce the content.
Allows the Pipeline Name to output with the continuation message.

Switch Settings
Switch Position 1 to 3 - Drawing information content limit

0 or 100 Default for what ISOGEN considers to be the limit for


drawing information content. The limit is set within the
program and varies for each size of drawing.

Value Where value is set to increase or decrease the drawing


information content in the ratio Value / 100.

Switch Position 4 - Pipeline Name output

0 Standard Drawing Continuation Message

1 Drawing Continuation Message includes Pipeline Name

Switch Layout
4 3 2 1
Switch
0 Position

Bank or 1 Zero or
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended 8.11.0 APR 03
7 Use
Details

OPT - 38
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 49 -
39. Spool piece identifiers

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

SPOOL PIECE IDENTIFIERS


39
Description
Spool Identifiers permit the unique identification of each pipe Spool on the
isometric drawing.
There are several different formats available, as listed below.
Note. The presence of a record in a Pipeline Dat file to denote a User defined
Spool Identifier causes the value in Positions 1 & 2 of this Option Switch to
be totally ignored.
An additional control allows various box enclosures for the Spool Identifier.
Control whether Unions should be a spool split point.
Switch Settings This Option Switch is in 7 parts.
SWITCH POSITION 1 - Basic control.

0 Default for Spool Identifiers to be switched On, using a


numeric system.
1 Causes the output of Spool Identifiers to be suppressed.
2 As for value 0 but use an alpha system of A, B, C etc.

(Continued overpage)
Switch Layout

9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Switch
0 Position

All Zero All Zero All


All Zero
Settings or one Settings or one Settings
Settings or one

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date

DEV. NO. 48 - ISOMETRIC REPEATABILITY. First Use 1.0 APR 83


VERSION 7.0 - RELEASE NOTES. Extended JUN 94
7.1
VERSION 8.8.0 - RELEASE NOTES Use
DEV. NO. 89H - MESSAGE ENCLOSURES 7.12 DEC 95
ELLIPSES & DOUBLE CIRCLES 7.4 JAN 98
7.14.5 Details
Related Option Switches. 8.5.1 SEP 00
8.8.0 JUL 01
Switches
8.10.0 MAY 02 by number
ISSUE 3 OPT - 39 Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 50 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

SPOOL PIECE IDENTIFIERS


39 Cont.
Switch Settings (Continued from previous page)

SWITCH POSITION 2 - Spool Identifier sequence.

0 For the current Spool Identifier sequence to continue onto


each new drawing.
1 Causes Spool Identifiers to re-commence at 1 on each new
drawing.

SWITCH POSITION 3 - Box enclosure style.

0 Default for Spool Identifiers to be enclosed in the standard


square brackets or a Double box enclosure.
1 Enclosure to be a Diamond ended box.
2 Enclosure to be a Round ended box.
3 Enclosure to be a Triangle shaped box. *
4 Enclosure to be a Diamond shaped box. *
5 Enclosure to be a Square ended box.
6 Enclosure to be circular.
7 No enclosure.
9 Elliptical Spool Number enclosure.

* Because these two enclosures cannot be elongated there is a limit on the


number of characters that can be accommodated, depending upon
character size.

SWITCH POSITION 4 - Spool Drawing Identifier (User).

0 Default for Pipeline reference to be prefixed to Spool ID.


1 Output for Spool Drawing Identifier to be Pipeline Reference
- User Spool ID if any User Defined Spool IDs are found in
the input pipeline data file.
Details

ISSUE 3 OPT - 39 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 51 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

SPOOL PIECE IDENTIFIERS


39 Cont.
Switch Settings (Continued from previous page)

SWITCH POSITION 5 - Spool Drawing Identifier (Automatic).

0 Spool Drawing Identifier to be Spool ID.


1 Output for Spool Drawing Identifier to be Pipeline Reference
- Automatic Spool ID if no User defined Spool IDs are found
in the input pipeline data file.
2 Spool Identifier generated from Pipeline File Name
- Automatic Spool ID

SWITCH POSITION 6 - Spool Identifiers (Fabrication).

0 Do not allocate Spool Identifiers for lone fabrication


components.
1 Allocate Spool Identifiers for lone fabrication components.
2 User controlled Pipe Spools only - no automatically
generated spools.

SWITCH POSITION 7 - Spool Break Points at Unions

0 A Fabrication union connecting fabrication components will


create separate spools.
1 A Fabrication union connecting fabrication
components will not create separate spools.

SWITCH POSITION 8 - Single/Double line Circular Spool Number


Enclosures

0 Single line Spool Number Enclosure.


1 Double line Spool Number Enclosure (use with circular
enclosure to get double circles).

SWITCH POSITION 9 - Circular & Elliptical Spool Number Enclosure


Size
0 Spool Number circular or elliptical enclosures fixed to 2
characters.
1 to 8 Spool Number circular or elliptical enclosures fixed to value
set.
9 Spool Number circular or elliptical enclosures variable sizes.
Extended Details
Use 8.11.0 APR 03

ISSUE 3 OPT - 39 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 52 -
40. Pipe supports
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

PIPE SUPPORTS
40
Description
This Option Switch controls the following Pipe Support functions :-
a) Support Dimension type - String or Overall dimensions.
b) Whether or not Pipe Supports are shown on the isometric.
c) Support Dimension Stand-Out position. The Support Dimension may
either be on the same side of the pipe as the normal pipe dimensions, or
on the opposite side.
d) The Support Dimension Line Stand-Out distance.
e) Category of Supports to be dimensioned.
Switch Settings This Option Switch is in four parts.
SWITCH POSITION 1 - Pipe Support Dimension Type and Support
Suppression.
0 Default for Pipe Supports to be drawn on the isometric and
dimensioned in String form.
1 For Pipe Supports to be drawn on the isometric and dimensioned in
Overall form.
2 To Suppress Pipe Supports on the isometric and on the Material List.
3 For Pipe Supports to be drawn on the isometric but to be
un-dimensioned.

(Continued overpage)

Switch Layout
5 4 3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Blank or All
Value Settings
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
First
DEV. NO. 53 ISOPLOT PROGRAM UPDATE. Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended 6.0 MAR 91
8 8 O.S.99
O.S. Use
7.4 DEC 95
Details
ISSUE 3 OPT - 40

Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 53 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

PIPE SUPPORTS
40 Contd.
Description

Switch Settings (Contd. from previous page)


SWITCH POSITION 2 - Support Dimension Position.
0 or blank Default for Support Dimensions to be drawn on the same side of
the pipe as the normal dimensions.
1 Support Dimensions drawn on the opposite side of the pipeline
to the normal dimensions. (This causes any Dimension Line
Stand-Out Distance set in Switch Positions 3&4 to be ignored).

SWITCH POSITIONS 3 & 4 - Support Dimension Line Stand-Out Distance.


0 or blank No Support Dimension Line Stand-Out Distance set. Program
default will be used for all Support Dimensions.
Value Value equals the required Support Dimension Line Stand-Out
Distance in whole mm.'s.

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced
Related Option Switches. Extended
8 9 Use
Details

ISSUE 3 OPT - 40
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 54 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

PIPE SUPPORTS
40 Contd.
Description

Switch Settings (Contd. from previous page)


SWITCH POSITION 5 - Selective Support Dimensioning.
Blank Dimension All supports.
1 Dimension Fabrication type Supports ONLY.
2 Dimension Erection type Supports ONLY.
3 Dimension Offshore type Supports ONLY.
4 Dimension Erection & Offshore type Supports ONLY.

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced
Related Option Switches. Extended 7.14 MAR 98
8 9 Use
Details
ISSUE 3 OPT - 40
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 55 -
41. Bore/Dimension/Weight Control

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
BORE / DIMENSION / WEIGHT
CONTROL 41
Description
Various combinations of Bore, Dimensional Units and Dimension Styles
(including Stacked Fractions) are available, as defined below.
There is also a control to determine how the numeric part of a metric co-
ordinate is formatted.
Finally, this switch is also used for component weight output control.
Weight per unit length can be specified in different units to those used on
the isometric.
Notes.
The pipeline input file must be in the units specified in this Option Switch.
1) Units for Bore and Weight data included in the input pipeline data file
are set in Option Switch 65.
2) Bolt Length and Bolt Diameter units set in this Option Switch may be
changed by using Option Switch 65.
Switch Settings This Option Switch is in eight parts.
SWITCH POSITION 1 - Dimensional units type.

0 Default for Inch Pipeline bores and mm. linear dimensions.


(Known as Mixed or SI units).
1 For Inch Pipeline bores and Feet & Inch linear dimensions.
(Known as Imperial units).
2 For mm. Pipeline bores and mm. Linear dimensions.
(Known as Metric units).
(Continued overpage)

Switch Layout
9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Switch
0 Position

All
Settings
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 61 - WEIGHT FACILITY. First
DEV. NO. 64 - EXTERNAL WEIGHT / C of G. Introduced 1.0 APR 83
DEV.NO. 83F - DIMENSIONING
ENHANCEMENTS 7.0 OCT 93
Extended Details
Related Option Switches. Use 7.2 APR 95
O.S. 65 7.4 DEC 95
Switches
7.17.7 MAY 99 by number
8.5.4 DEC 00 Switches
ISSUE 2 OPT - 41 by name

ALIAS
- 56 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
BORE / DIMENSION / WEIGHT
CONTROL 41 Cont.
Switch Settings (Continued from previous page)

SWITCH POSITION 2 - Co-ordinate Output format (for Metric


co-ordinates only).

0 For Metric dimensions/co-ordinates output in mm.


1 For Metric co-ordinates output in M.mm format.
2 For Metric dimensions output in M.mm format
3 For Metric dimensions/co-ordinates in M.mm format.

SWITCH POSITION 3 - Feet-Inch output & Stacked Fractions .

0 For standard output of FT INS dimensions


- of the form 6 10. 3/8
1 Same as value 0 but with an added dash
- of the form 6 - 10.3/8
2 Same as value 1 but with a blank space instead of a dot (.)
between inches and fractions of an inch -
of the form 6 - 10 3/8
3 Stacked Fractions with a dash - of the form 6 - 103/8"
Stacked Fractions without a dash - of the form 6 10 /8"
3
4
5 Output decimal inches to 1 decimal place.
6 Output decimal inches to 2 decimal places.
7 Output decimal inches to 3 decimal places.
8 Output decimal inches to 4 decimal places.

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced
Related Option Switches. Extended 8.11.0 APR 03
Use

ISSUE 2 OPT - 41
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 57 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
BORE / DIMENSION / WEIGHT
CONTROL 41 Cont.
Switch Settings (Continued from previous page)

SWITCH POSITION 4 - Weight Information Output / Weight Units.

0 Default for NO Weight information to be output.


(This applies to ALL outputs I.e. Material Lists, Weight output on
Drawing Frame, Material Control Files, etc.).
1 All Weights - Input / Output to be in Kilograms (KGS).
2 All Weights - Input / Output to be in Pounds (LBS).
3 All Weights - Input / Output to be in Kilograms / Metre (KGS/M).
4 All Weights - Input / Output to be in Pounds / Metre (LBS/M).
5 All Weights - Input / Output to be in Kilograms / Foot (KGS/FT).
6 All Weights - Input / Output to be in Pounds / Foot (LBS/FT).

SWITCH POSITION 5 - Component Weight Output

0 or Blank Default for NO Component Weight output on Material List.


1 Any Component Weight output will be a Total Weight (I.e.
Quantity x Unit Weight).
2 Any Component Weight output will be the individual
Weight of each component type (i.e. No multiplication x
Quantity).

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use

ISSUE 2 OPT - 41
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 58 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
BORE / DIMENSION / WEIGHT
CONTROL 41 Cont.
Switch Settings (Continued from previous page)

SWITCH POSITIONS 6 & 7 - Imperial Dimension Output Format


(Inches or Feet-Inches)

0 For program to change dimensioning from INCHES to


FEET-INCHES at 24.
1 For dimensions to be output in INCHES.
Value The value is set to a number of whole inches at which output
style changes from INCHES to FEET-INCHES.
Valid input is 12 or greater.

SWITCH POSITION 8 - Suppression of Bore (N.S.) output at Branch


(Tee / Olet / Cross) and Reducer locations

0 N.S. information output at Branches & Reducers as normal.


1 N.S. information output at Branches & Reducers to be
suppressed.

SWITCH POSITION 9 - Nominal size output separately on pipe section for


set-on-tee and crosses

Blank N.S. output at set-on-tee and crosses combined


1 N.S. output at set-on-tee and crosses shown separately

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use

ISSUE 2 OPT - 41
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 59 -
42. Drawing viewpoint
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DRAWING VIEWPOINT
42
Description
This Option Switch controls the Viewing Direction (isometric orientation).
There are four orientation options which may be chosen by the User and
the selected one is indicated on the isometric by the direction the North
Arrow is pointing.
A secondary use of the Option Switch permits the User to request the North
arrow to be highlighted by an enclosing box.

Switch Settings

0 Default for North Arrow to point Top Left.


1 For North Arrow to point Bottom Right.
2 For North Arrow to point Top Right.
3 For North Arrow to point Top Left.
4 For North Arrow to point Bottom Left.
5 For North Arrow to point Bottom Right with enclosing box.
6 For North Arrow to point Top Right with enclosing box.
7 For North Arrow to point Top Left with enclosing box.
8 For North Arrow to point Bottom Left with enclosing box.

Switch Layout
1 Switch
Position
0

All
Settings
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
First
NONE Introduced 1.0 APR 83

Extended
Use
Details
OPT - 42
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 60 -
43. Pipe wastage factor - Area 1

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

PIPE WASTAGE FACTOR - AREA 1


43
Description
Controls any additional Pipe quantity that needs to be added to the Material
List to allow for Wastage during fabrication.
The Option Switch is one of nine that holds a percentage factor that is used
to calculate pipe Wastage allowances.
Each of the nine Option Switches is applicable to a particular Plant Area
which can be identified in the Pipeline Input Data File.

Switch Settings This Option Switch is for Pipe Wastage in Plant Area 1.
0 For a percentage multiplication factor of zero.
(This setting allows the User to obtain NO increase in Pipe
material quantity even though a value may have been included
in the Pipeline Data Input File).
1 Default for a percentage multiplication factor of 1.
(This value does Not increase the Basic Wastage percentage that
may be set in applicable records in the Pipeline Input Data File).
Value Where Value is an additional factor that is multiplied by the
Basic Wastage Factor (input on appropriate records in the
Pipeline Data Input File) to arrive at a final Wastage Factor
percentage. (e.g. A value of 2 in this Option Switch would give a
final percentage of twice the value of any figure included in
the Pipeline Data Input File).

Switch Layout
2 1 Switch
Position
0

Zero or
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date

NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use
44
O.S. 4445 4651 inclusive.
to O.S. 47 48 49 50 51 Details

OPT - 43
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 61 -
44. Pipe wastage factor - Area 2

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

PIPE WASTAGE FACTOR - AREA 2


44
Description
Controls any additional Pipe quantity that needs to be added to the Material
List to allow for Wastage during fabrication.
The Option Switch is one of nine that holds a percentage factor that is used
to calculate pipe Wastage allowances.
Each of the nine Option Switches is applicable to a particular Plant Area
which can be identified in the Pipeline Input Data File.

Switch Settings This Option Switch is for Pipe Wastage in Plant Area 2.
0 For a percentage multiplication factor of zero.
(This setting allows the User to obtain NO increase in Pipe
material quantity even though a value may have been included
in the Pipeline Data Input File).
1 Default for a percentage multiplication factor of 1.
(This value does Not increase the Basic Wastage percentage that
may be set in applicable records in the Pipeline Input Data File).
Value Where Value is an additional factor that is multiplied by the
Basic Wastage Factor (input on appropriate records in the
Pipeline Data Input File) to arrive at a final Wastage Factor
percentage. (e.g. A value of 2 in this Option Switch would give a
final percentage of twice the value of any figure included in
the Pipeline Data Input File).

Switch Layout
2 1 Switch
0 Position

Zero or
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date

NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use
Details
43
O.S. 4345 46 45 47
and O.S. to O.S.48 49 50
51 inclusive. 51
OPT - 44 Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 62 -
45. Pipe wastage factor - Area 3
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

PIPE WASTAGE FACTOR - AREA 3


45
Description
Controls any additional Pipe quantity that needs to be added to the Material
List to allow for Wastage during fabrication.
The Option Switch is one of nine that holds a percentage factor that is used
to calculate pipe Wastage allowances.
Each of the nine Option Switches is applicable to a particular Plant Area
which can be identified in the Pipeline Input Data File.

Switch Settings This Option Switch is for Pipe Wastage in Plant Area 3.
0 For a percentage multiplication factor of zero.
(This setting allows the User to obtain NO increase in Pipe
material quantity even though a value may have been included
in the Pipeline Data Input File).
1 Default for a percentage multiplication factor of 1.
(This value does Not increase the Baisic Wastage percentage that
may be set in applicable records in the Pipeline Input Data File).
Value Where Value is an additional factor that is multiplied by the
Basic Wastage Factor (input on appropriate records in the
Pipeline Data Input File) to arrive at a final Wastage Factor
percentage. (e.g. A value of 2 in this Option Switch would give a
final percentage of twice the value of any figure included in
the Pipeline Data Input File).

Switch Layout
2 1 Switch
0 Position

Zero or
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date

NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended
43
O.S. 4344 46 44 47
and O.S. 51 Use
4846 to49O.S. 5150inclusive.
and O.S.
Details
OPT - 45

Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 63 -
46. Pipe wastage factor - Area 4

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

PIPE WASTAGE FACTOR - AREA 4


46
Description
Controls any additional Pipe quantity that needs to be added to the Material
List to allow for Wastage during fabrication.
The Option Switch is one of nine that holds a percentage factor that is used
to calculate pipe Wastage allowances.
Each of the nine Option Switches is applicable to a particular Plant Area
which can be identified in the Pipeline Input Data File.

Switch Settings This Option Switch is for Pipe Wastage in Plant Area 4.
0 For a percentage multiplication factor of zero.
(This setting allows the User to obtain NO increase in Pipe
material quantity even though a value may have been included
in the Pipeline Data Input File).
1 Default for a percentage multiplication factor of 1.
(This value does Not increase the Basic Wastage percentage that
may be set in applicable records in the Pipeline Input Data File).
Value Where Value is an additional factor that is multiplied by the
Basic Wastage Factor (input on appropriate records in the
Pipeline Data Input File) to arrive at a final Wastage Factor
percentage. (e.g. A value of 2 in this Option Switch would give a
final percentage of twice the value of any figure included in
the Pipeline Data Input File).

Switch Layout
2 1 Switch
0 Position

Zero or
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date

NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use
43
O.S. 4344 4545 and
to O.S. 47O.S.48 49 5150
47 to O.S. 51
inclusive. Details

OPT - 46
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 64 -
47. Pipe wastage factor - Area 5
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

PIPE WASTAGE FACTOR - AREA 5


47
Description
Controls any additional Pipe quantity that needs to be added to the Material
List to allow for Wastage during fabrication.
The Option Switch is one of nine that holds a percentage factor that is used
to calculate pipe Wastage allowances.
Each of the nine Option Switches is applicable to a particular Plant Area
which can be identified in the Pipeline Input Data File.

Switch Settings This Option Switch is for Pipe Wastage in Plant Area 5.
0 For a percentage multiplication factor of zero.
(This setting allows the User to obtain NO increase in Pipe
material quantity even though a value may have been included
in the Pipeline Data Input File).
1 Default for a percentage multiplication factor of 1.
(This value does Not increase the Basic Wastage percentage that
may be set in applicable records in the Pipeline Input Data File).
Value Where Value is an additional factor that is multiplied by the
Basic Wastage Factor (input on appropriate records in the
Pipeline Data Input File) to arrive at a final Wastage Factor
percentage. (e.g. A value of 2 in this Option Switch would give a
final percentage of twice the value of any figure included in
the Pipeline Data Input File).

Switch Layout
2 1 Switch
0 Position

Zero or
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date

NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use
43
O.S. 4344 4546 and
to O.S. 46O.S.48 49 5150
48 to O.S. 51
inclusive.
Details
OPT - 47

Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 65 -
Details

Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 66 -
Details

Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 67 -
48. Pipe wastage factor - Area 6
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

PIPE WASTAGE FACTOR - AREA 6


48
Description
Controls any additional Pipe quantity that needs to be added to the Material
List to allow for Wastage during fabrication.
The Option Switch is one of nine that holds a percentage factor that is used
to calculate pipe Wastage allowances.
Each of the nine Option Switches is applicable to a particular Plant Area
which can be identified in the Pipeline Input Data File.

Switch Settings This Option Switch is for Pipe Wastage in Plant Area 6.
0 For a percentage multiplication factor of zero.
(This setting allows the User to obtain NO increase in Pipe
material quantity even though a value may have been included
in the Pipeline Data Input File).
1 Default for a percentage multiplication factor of 1.
(This value does Not increase the Basic Wastage percentage that
may be set in applicable records in the Pipeline Input Data File).
Value Where Value is an additional factor that is multiplied by the
Basic Wastage Factor (input on appropriate records in the
Pipeline Data Input File) to arrive at a final Wastage Factor
percentage. (e.g. A value of 2 in this Option Switch would give a
final percentage of twice the value of any figure included in
the Pipeline Data Input File).

Switch Layout
2 1 Switch
Position
0

Zero or
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date

NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended
43
O.S. 4344 4547 and
to O.S. 46O.S.47 49 5150
49 to O.S. 51
inclusive. Use
Details
OPT - 48
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 65 -
49. Pipe wastage factor - Area 7

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

PIPE WASTAGE FACTOR - AREA 7


49
Description
Controls any additional Pipe quantity that needs to be added to the Material
List to allow for Wastage during fabrication.
The Option Switch is one of nine that holds a percentage factor that is used
to calculate pipe Wastage allowances.
Each of the nine Option Switches is applicable to a particular Plant Area
which can be identified in the Pipeline Input Data File.

Switch Settings This Option Switch is for Pipe Wastage in Plant Area 7.
0 For a percentage multiplication factor of zero.
(This setting allows the User to obtain NO increase in Pipe
material quantity even though a value may have been included
in the Pipeline Data Input File).
1 Default for a percentage multiplication factor of 1.
(This value does Not increase the Basic Wastage percentage that
may be set in applicable records in the Pipeline Input Data File).
Value Where Value is an additional factor that is multiplied by the
Basic Wastage Factor (input on appropriate records in the
Pipeline Data Input File) to arrive at a final Wastage Factor
percentage. (e.g. A value of 2 in this Option Switch would give a
final percentage of twice the value of any figure included in
the Pipeline Data Input File).

Switch Layout
2 1 Switch
Position
0

Zero or
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date

NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended Details
Use
43
O.S. 4344 4548 and
to O.S. 46O.S.47
50 and48 50inclusive.
O.S. 51 51
OPT - 49 Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 66 -
50. Pipe wastage factor - Area 8

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

PIPE WASTAGE FACTOR - AREA 8


50
Description
Controls any additional Pipe quantity that needs to be added to the Material
List to allow for Wastage during fabrication.
The Option Switch is one of nine that holds a percentage factor that is used
to calculate pipe Wastage allowances.
Each of the nine Option Switches is applicable to a particular Plant Area
which can be identified in the Pipeline Input Data File.

Switch Settings This Option Switch is for Pipe Wastage in Plant Area 8.
0 For a percentage multiplication factor of zero.
(This setting allows the User to obtain NO increase in Pipe
material quantity even though a value may have been included
in the Pipeline Data Input File).
1 Default for a percentage multiplication factor of 1.
(This value does Not increase the Basic Wastage percentage that
may be set in applicable records in the Pipeline Input Data File).
Value Where Value is an additional factor that is multiplied by the
Basic Wastage Factor (input on appropriate records in the
Pipeline Data Input File) to arrive at a final Wastage Factor
percentage. (e.g. A value of 2 in this Option Switch would give a
final percentage of twice the value of any figure included in
the Pipeline Data Input File).

Switch Layout
2 1 Switch
Position
0

Zero or
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date

NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Details
Extended
Use
43 44to O.S.
O.S. 43 4549 and
46O.S.47 48 49
51 inclusive. 51
Switches
OPT - 50 by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 67 -
51. Pipe wastage factor - Area 9

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

PIPE WASTAGE FACTOR - AREA 9


51
Description
Controls any additional Pipe quantity that needs to be added to the Material
List to allow for Wastage during fabrication.
The Option Switch is one of nine that holds a percentage factor that is used
to calculate pipe Wastage allowances.
Each of the nine Option Switches is applicable to a particular Plant Area
which can be identified in the Pipeline Input Data File.

Switch Settings This Option Switch is for Pipe Wastage in Plant Area 9.
0 For a percentage multiplication factor of zero.
(This setting allows the User to obtain NO increase in Pipe
material quantity even though a value may have been included i
n the Pipeline Data Input File).
1 Default for a percentage multiplication factor of 1.
(This value does Not increase the Basic Wastage percentage that
may be set in applicable records in the Pipeline Input Data File).
Value Where Value is an additional factor that is multiplied by the
Basic Wastage Factor (input on appropriate records in the
Pipeline Data Input File) to arrive at a final Wastage Factor
percentage. (e.g. A value of 2 in this Option Switch would give a
final percentage of twice the value of any figure included in
the Pipeline Data Input File).

Switch Layout
2 1 Switch
Position
0

Zero or
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date

NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use
43
O.S. 4344 4550 inclusive.
to O.S. 46 47 48 49 50 Details

OPT - 51
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 68 -
52. Equipment trim drawings

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

EQUIPMENT TRIM DRAWINGS


52
Description
This Option Switch controls the various functions (listed below) related to
the generation of Equipment Trim (Vessel Trim) drawings and associated
Material Control files.

Switch Settings This Option Switch is in three parts.

SWITCH POSITION 1 - Part Number sequencing on the Material List.


0 Part Numbers starting at 1 for each Nozzle.
1 Parts sequentially numbered (starting at 1) for the whole
Material List.

SWITCH POSITION 2 - Material Control File content for Equipment Trim


entries.
0 or blank All components related to a single Equipment Item
accumulated and written to the Material Control file under
a single 'Pipeline' entry.
Equipment Trim Reference is used as the 'Pipeline Reference'
for identification purposes.
1 Components for each Nozzle kept separate and written to the
Material Control file using the individual Pipeline Reference
associated with each Nozzle.
(Continued overpage)

Switch Layout 3 2 1 Switch


Position
0

Blank or Zero, blank Either


one or one Setting
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 34 - EQUIPMENT TRIM FACILITY. First
Introduced 5.8 MAY 89

Extended
Use
Details

OPT - 52
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 69 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

EQUIPMENT TRIM DRAWINGS


52 Cont.
Description

Switch Settings (Continued from previous page)

SWITCH POSITION 3 - Style of Input Data File.


0 Single Pipeline type file (where there is only one set of Header
Records).
1 Multiple Pipeline type file (where there are Multiple sets of Header
Records).

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced

Extended
Use
Details
OPT - 52
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 70 -
53. Weld numbering

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

WELD NUMBERING
53
Description
Controls aspects related to the Weld Numbering function, thus:-
i) Text Size.
ii) Type of Welds that are to be numbered on the isometric.
iii) Whether or not to plot a Weld Box / Operations Box.
iv) Weld numbering sequence where multi-drawings for a pipeline
are produced.
v) Individual Weld numbering by category.
vi) Support Weld numbering sequence.
Switch Settings This Option Switch is in seven parts.
SWITCH POSITION 1 - Weld Number text size & Weld type to be numbered.
0 Default for No Weld Numbers.
1 For Small size Weld Numbers 1.5mm high.
2 For Medium size Weld Numbers 1.8mm high.
3 For Large size Weld Numbers 2.1mm high.
4 To number only Fabrication type welds - Small size.
5 - Medium size.
6 - Large size.
7 To number only Erection type welds - Small size.
8 - Medium size.
9 - Large size.
Notes.
1) All the above size values are only valid when Weld Numbers are being
plotted in the original circular style enclosures.
2) This Option Switch Position should be set to value 0, 1, 2 or 3 if Position
4 is set to value 0 or 1.
(Continued over page)
9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Switch
0 Position

All
Switch Layout
Settings
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 57 - WELDING UPGRADE. First
DEV. NO. 58 - ISO REPEATABILITY STAGE II. 1.0 APR 83
Introduced
DEV. NO. 74D - SUPPORT WELD PREFIX AND
NUMBERING SEQUENCES Extended 7.0 OCT 93
Use 7.4 DEC 95
Related Option Switches.
7.16.0 MAY 99 Details
54 75 77 8.11.0 APR 03

ISSUE 2 OPT - 53 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 71 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

WELD NUMBERING
53 Cont.
Description

Switch Settings (Continued from previous page)


SWITCH POSITION 2 - Weld Box / Operations Box generation.
0 Default for No Weld / Operations Box.
1 For Weld Box Summary to be plotted.
2 For Operations Box Summary to be plotted / printed.
SWITCH POSITION 3 - Weld Number Sequence Control.
0 Default for Weld Number current sequence to continue on
each new drawing.
1 For Weld Numbers to commence at 1 on each new drawing.
2 Spool isometric Weld Numbers to match Full isometric Weld
Numbers when using continuous Weld Numbers across
drawings.
3 Spool isometric Weld Numbers to match Full isometric Weld
Numbers when using the Weld Number commencing at 1 on
each new drawing facility.
SWITCH POSITION 4 - Offshore Weld Number control.
0 Default to have Offshore Weld Numbers generated.
1 To Number Offshore Welds only.
2 Offshore Welds NOT to be Numbered.

Note This Option Switch Position should be set to value 2 when


Position 1 is set to value 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9.

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use
Details
ISSUE 2 OPT - 53
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 72 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

WELD NUMBERING
53 Cont.
Description

Switch Settings (Continued from previous page)

SWITCH POSITION 5 - Individual Weld Numbering sequences.


0 or Blank Single sequence for all Welds.
1 Individual sequence for each Weld category.

SWITCH POSITION 6 - Support Weld sequences.


0 Use same sequence as that used for standard Welds.
1 Single sequence for all Support Welds.
2 Individual sequence for each Support Weld category.

SWITCH POSITION 7 - Support Weld Numbering sequences.


0 Support Weld sequence to continue on each new drawing.
1 Support Weld Numbers to commence at 1 on each new
drawing.
SWITCH POSITION 8 - Alphabetic Weld Identifiers generated

0 Numeric Weld Identifiers


1 Alphabetic Weld Identifiers

SWITCH POSITION 9 - Number of characters in the Weld Identifier

0 No leading characters output before weld identifier


Value Number of characters output before weld identifier

( Please note Position 8 & 9 cannot be used in conjunction with fixed size
weld enclosures, if requested they will automatically be changed to variable
size circular enclosure type.)
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use
Details
ISSUE 2 OPT - 53
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 73 -
54. Weld plotting

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

WELD PLOTTING
54
Description
Controls which types of Welds are plotted on the isometric.
The various switch settings permit different types of Welds either to be
plotted or not, to suit the particular type of isometric being generated.
A further specialised option causes all program generated Site Welds to be
changed into Fabrication Welds.
Switch Settings
SWITCH POSITION 1 - Weld types and plotting options

0 Default to have all types of welds plotted.


1 To have all welds suppressed.
2 To have only Site welds plotted.
3 To have only Fabrication welds plotted.
4 To change Site welds generated by the program into
Fabrication welds. (This action does Not change user inserted
Site Welds).

Notes.

i) Whenever this Option Switch is set to 1, 2 or 3, Option Switch


53 which controls Weld Numbering should be set to the same
requirements.

ii) Whenever this option Switch is set to 4 to change Site welds


into Fabrication welds, the program will also change the type
of Weld numbers generated.
Switch Layout
7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

All Settings
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV NO. 89H - MESSAGE ENCLOSURES First
ELLIPTICAL AND DOUBLE CIRCLES Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended 8.10.0 MAY 02
O.S. 53 O.S. 75 O.S. 77 O.S. 78 Use
Details

ISSUE 2 OPT - 54
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 74 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

WELD PLOTTING
54 cont.
Switch Settings
SWITCH POSITION 2 - Weld Numbering - Circular or Elliptical
Enclosures for Fabrication Welds.

0 Weld Number circular or elliptical enclosures fixed to 2


characters.
1 to 8 Weld Number circular or elliptical enclosures fixed to value
set.
9 Weld Number circular or elliptical enclosures variable sizes.

SWITCH POSITION 3 - Weld Numbering Circular or Elliptical Enclosures


for Erection Welds.

0 / 1 to 8 / 9 As Switch Position 2 - see above.

SWITCH POSITION 4 - Weld Numbering Circular or Elliptical Enclosures


for Offshore Welds.

0 / 1 to 8 / 9 As Switch Position 2 - see above.

SWITCH POSITION 5 - Support Weld Numbering - Circular or Elliptical


Enclosures for Fabrication Welds.

0 Support Weld Number circular or elliptical enclosures fixed


to 2 characters.
1 to 8 Support Weld Number circular or elliptical enclosures fixed
to value set.
9 Support Weld Number circular or elliptical enclosures
variable sizes.

SWITCH POSITION 6 - Support Weld Numbering Circular or Elliptical


Enclosures for Erection Welds.

0 / 1 to 8 / 9 As Switch Position 5 - see above.

SWITCH POSITION 7 - Support Weld Numbering Circular or Elliptical


Enclosures for Offshore Welds.

0 / 1 to 8 / 9 As Switch Position 5 - see above.

ISSUE 2 OPT - 54
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 75 -
55. Program messages - Run information
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
PROGRAM MESSAGES - RUN
INFORMATION 55
Description
This Option Switch controls the volume of data that is written to the
Message File (and to the screen during interactive processing) regarding
'Program Running and Plotfile Generation' information.

Switch Settings

SWITCH POSITION 1 - Running Information.


0 Default for minimum Running information. ISOGEN Program
version identification and Plot file generation messages are output.
1 As for 0 above with the addition of ISODAT and ISOPLOT
module running messages.
2 As for 1 above with the addition of information related to the
progress of the isometric through the ISOPLOT module.

SWITCH POSITION 2 - Disconnection Message.

0 Output Disconnection message local to pipeline break where


increased tolerance used to connect pipeline.
1 Suppression of local Disconnection message where increased
tolerance used to connect pipeline.

Switch Layout
3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Zero All
or One Settings
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
NONE First
Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended 7.16.0 MAY 99
O.S. 21 Use

OPT - 55
Running messages.
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 76 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
PROGRAM MESSAGES - RUN
INFORMATION 55 cont.
Description

Switch Settings

SWITCH POSITION 3 - Disconnected Pipeline.

0 Set pipeline to disconnected when increased tolerance used to


connect pipeline. Output of Disconnected Pipeline message at
top of drawing.
1 Suppresses Disconnected Pipeline message at top of drawing
if pipeline has connected using the increased tolerance
(message will always be output if pipeline does not connect
using increased tolerance).

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use

OPT - 55
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 77 -
56. Program messages - Isodat
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

PROGRAM MESSAGES - ISODAT


56
Description
This Option Switch controls the output of program diagnostic information
to the Message File by the ISODAT program during processing.

Note. This Option Switch Is A Special Purpose One. It Should Not Be Set
By Users, Only By Alias System Support Personnel.

Switch Settings

0 Default for No diagnostic messages from ISODAT.

Switch Layout
1 Switch
Position
0

Zero or
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
First
NONE Introduced 1.0 APR 83

Extended
Use

OPT - 56
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 78 -
57. Program messages - Isoplot

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

PROGRAM MESSAGES - ISOPLOT


57
Description
This Option Switch controls the output of program diagnostic information
to the Message File by the ISOPLOT program during processing.

Note. This Option Switch Is A Special Purpose One. It Should Not Be Set
By Users, Only By Alias System Support Personnel.

Switch Settings

0 Default for No diagnostic messages from ISOPLOT.

Switch Layout
1 Switch
Position
0

Zero or
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
First
NONE Introduced 1.0 APR 83

Extended
Use Details

OPT - 57 Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 79 -
58. Clear screen

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

CLEAR SCREEN
58
Description
This Option Switch is used to control the clearing of the graphics screen
when isometrics are sent to the screen rather than to a plot file.

Switch Settings

0 Default for No automatic Screen Clear.


1 Provides automatic clearing of the screen before showing the first
isometric.
Note.
With the introduction of modern Screen Drivers it is possible that a Clear
Screen operation will be performed automatically.
The setting of this Option Switch will have no effect in these cases,

Switch Layout
1 Switch
Position
0

Either
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
First
NONE Introduced 1.0 APR 83

Extended
Use
Details

OPT - 58
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 80 -
59. Instrument identification

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

INSTRUMENT IDENTIFICATION
59
Description
Controls which particular 3D Design System parameter is used by ISOGEN
for Instrument identification on the Material List or any Material Control
file that is generated.
Typically, 3D Design Systems have parameters for both the Instrument
Name (Tag) and the Specification Reference (Item Code), but only one of
these may be selected for output.

Switch Settings

0 Default for the Instrument Name (Tag) to be output.


1 For the Instrument's Specification Reference (Item Code) to be
output.

Switch Layout
1 Switch
Position
0

Either
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
First
NONE Introduced 1.0 APR 83

Extended
Use
Details

OPT - 59
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 81 -
60. Component tagging

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

COMPONENT TAGGING
60
Description
This Option Switch controls the plotting of Tags / Names on most pipeline
components.
'Tagging' of Pipe (Tube) and pipeline elements made from Pipe (Tube) is
not supported.
'Tagging' of Instruments is controlled by Option Switch 123.
Tags / Names may be switched On or Off to suit the users requirement.
A secondary option when plotting Tags / Names is to have the text boxed in
with a surrounding enclosure.

Switch Settings

0 Default for Tags / Names Not to be plotted.


1 To have Tags / Names plotted and boxed in.
2 To have Tags / Names plotted but Not boxed in.

Switch Layout
1 Switch
Position
0

All
Settings
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 32 - EXTENSION OF COMPONENT First
NAMING FACILITY. Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended 5.5 FEB 88
Use Details
123
O.S. 123

OPT - 60 Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 82 -
61. Insulation indication

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

INSULATION INDICATION
61
Description
This Option Switch controls Insulation indication on the isometric in the
form of dashed lines plotted on each side of the pipe and optionally, around
components.
The feature may switched On or Off to suit the Users requirement.

Switch Settings

0 Default to have dashed Insulation lines plotted alongside pipeonly,


with a gap of 1 mm.
1 To Suppress Insulation indication.
2 To have dashed Insulation lines plotted alongside pipe and all
components, both with a 1 mm gap.
Note.
When Tracing is also shown, Insulation is only drawn on one side of the pipe.

Switch Layout
1 Switch
Position
0

All
Settings
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 13 - INSULATION INDICATION ON First
FITTINGS. Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended 4.0 JUN 86
Use
6262
O.S. Details

OPT - 61
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 83 -
62. Tracing indication

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

TRACING INDICATION
62
Description
This Option Switch controls the plotting of Tracing indication on the
isometric in the form of a chain dotted line on one side of the pipe and
optionally, alongside components.
This may switched On or Off to suit the Users requirement.

Switch Settings

0 Default to have chain dotted Tracing lines plotted alongside pipe only,
with a gap of 1 mm.
1 To Suppress Tracing indication.
2 To have chain dotted Tracing lines plotted alongside pipe andall
components, both with a 1 mm gap.

Switch Layout
1 Switch
Position
0

All
Settings
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 12 - TRACING INDICATION ON First
FITTINGS. Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended 4.0 JUN 86
Use Details
6161
O.S.

OPT - 62 Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 84 -
63. Printed output - Page length

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
PRINTED OUTPUT -
PAGE LENGTH 63
Description
This Option Switch controls the number of lines per page on any Printed
Output (Reports) generated by the ISOGEN system.

Switch Settings

0 Default for 55 lines per page.


Value Where Value is the required number of lines to be output per
page.

Switch Layout
3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Zero or
Value

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
NONE Introduced 1.0 APR 83

Extended
Use Details

OPT - 63
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 85 -
64. Pipe support identification

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

PIPE SUPPORT IDENTIFICATION


64
Description
This Option Switch controls the identification information that is output for
Pipe Supports on the isometric and parts list.
For identification purposes, either the Support Name (Tag) or Specification
Reference (Item Code) may be used, in the combinations listed below.
A further option allows certain support information to be passed to the
COMDACE Material Control system.
COMDACE is a registered trademark of John Brown Systems Ltd.

Switch Settings

0 Default for No Support Names (Tags) to be output on the isometric


and with the Specification Reference (Item Code) output in the Item
Code field of the Material List.
1 For Support Names (Tags) output on the isometric un-boxed and
Support Names in the Item Code field of the Material List.
2 For boxed Support Names (Tags) output on the isometric and
Specification Reference in the Item Code field of the Material List.
3 As for Value 1 except Supports to be excluded from the Material
List
4 As for Value 2 except Supports to be excluded from the Material
List
10 Causes Support Names (Tags) to be passed to the COMDACE
Material Control system. (PASCE System Users only).

Switch Layout
2 1 Switch
Position
0

All
Settings
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
First
DEV. NO. 50(A) - ISOGEN TO 'COMPIPE' LINK. Introduced 1.0 APR 83

Extended 6.0 MAR 91


Use Details
7.7 AUG 96

ISSUE 2 OPT - 64 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 86 -
65. Bolting units

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

BOLTING UNITS
65
Description
Determines how Bolts are to be reported in terms of Diameter and Length
on the Material List and in the Material Control file, and also whether or
not they are to be included in the Material Control (MATC) file.
Actual data for Bolt Diameters and Length included in any Pipeline Data
File must be in the Units specified in this Option Switch.

Switch Settings This option Switch is in two parts.

SWITCH POSITION 1 - Bolt Length Units and Material Control file option.
0 Default - whereby O.S. 41 Units setting is followed.
1 For Inch Lengths.
2 For mm. Lengths.
3 For No Bolts to be included in the MATC file.
(Normally, Bolts will be included).

SWITCH POSITION 2 - Bolt Diameter Units.


Blank Default - whereby O.S. 41 Units setting is followed.
1 For Inch Diameters.
2 For mm. Diameters.
(Continued overpage)
Switch Layout 3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Blank or Blank or Zero or


Value Value Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 56 - USER DEFINED MATERIAL First
LIST. Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended 7.0 OCT 93 Details
O.S. 41 Use
8.11.0 APR 03
Switches
OPT - 65 by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 87 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

BOLTING UNITS
65 Cont.
Description

Bolts can now be excluded from the Material Control file.

(NOTE - Bolts can be suppressed from outputting to the Material Control


File by setting Position 1 = 3. Using the new Position 3 does not allow bolts
lengths to be controlled in the Material List)

Switch Settings (Continued from previous page)

SWITCH POSITION 3 - Allows bolts to excluded from Material Control File

0 Output bolts to the Material Control File

1 Suppress the output of bolts to the Material Control File

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


DEV. NO. 56 - USER DEFINED MATERIAL First
LIST. Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended 7.0 OCT 93
O.S. 41 Use
8.11.0 APR 03
Switches
OPT - 65 by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 88 -
66. Co-ordinates - Supplementary
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

CO-ORDINATES - SUPPLEMENTARY
66
Description
Controls the numerous output combinations that are available for the
plotting of N/S and E/W Co-ordinates and Elevations at Bend and Tee
intersection points, and at Isometric Split Points.
A further option is the output of Co-ordinates and Elevations along
Witness Lines rather than on the usual arrowed-out message lines.
Co-ordinates can be output at reference items and at pipe supports.

Switch Settings This option Switch is in six parts.

SWITCH POSITION 1 - Co-ordinates and Elevations output as


arrowed-out messages or on Witness Lines at
Bend and Tee intersection points.

0 Default for arrowed-out message type.


1 Co-ordinates and Elevations output along Witness Lines.
SWITCH POSITION 2 - Co-ordinates and Elevations output at Bends
and Elbows.

0 Default, only output Elevations when changed.


1 No Elevations or Co-ordinates to be output.
2 Output Elevations and Co-ordinates that have changed.
3 Output a full set of Co-ordinates.
(Continued overpage)
Switch Layout
6 5 4 3 2 1
Switch
0 Position

All
Settings
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 59 - DIMENSIONING & CO-ORDINATE UPGRADE.
DEV. NO. 83D - REFERENCE ITEMS - First
CO-ORDINATES, THICKNESS & LAYER. Introduced 7.0 OCT 93
DEV. NO. 83E - PIPE SUPPORTS - CO-ORDINATES.
Related Option Switches. Extended 8.3.0 JUL 00
Use Details

Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 89 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

CO-ORDINATES - SUPPLEMENTARY
66 Cont.
Description

Switch Settings (Continued from previous page)


SWITCH POSITION 3 - Co-ordinate & Elevation output at Branch
Intersection Points

0 Default, only output Elevations when changed.


1 No Elevations or Co-ordinates to be output.
2 Output Elevations and Co-ordinates that have changed.
3 Output a full set of Co-ordinates.
SWITCH POSITION 4 - Co-ordinate output at Isometric Split Points.

0 Default, Co-ordinates not output.


1 Full set of Co-ordinates output on both drawings.
SWITCH POSITION 5 - Co-ordinate output at Reference Items.

0 Co-ordinates not output at reference items.


1 Co-ordinates output at reference items.
Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use Details

OPT - 66 Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 90 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

CO-ORDINATES - SUPPLEMENTARY
66 Cont.
Description

Switch Settings (Continued from previous page)

SWITCH POSITION 6 - Co-ordinate output at Pipe Supports

0 Co-ordinates not output at pipe supports.


1 Co-ordinates output at Fabrication pipe supports only.
2 Co-ordinates output at Erection pipe supports only.
3 Co-ordinates output at Offshore pipe supports only.
4 Co-ordinates output at all pipe supports.

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use Details

OPT - 66 Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 91 -
67. Sloping pipeline - 3D skew depiction

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
SLOPING PIPELINE - 3D
SKEW DEPICTION 67
Description
Controls the method to be used for the depiction Sloping (Falling) sections
of a Pipeline that are skewed in the horizontal plane.
Two alternatives are available :-
i) Full 3D Skew Depiction. (Box or Triangle style).
ii) 2D Skew Depiction (Box or Triangle style) + a Fall Indicator.

Switch Settings

0 Default for full 3D Box / Triangle depiction.


1 2D Skew (Box or Triangle) + Fall Indicator.

Switch Layout
1 Switch
Position
0

Either
Setting
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 11 - 3D SLOPING PIPELINE OUTPUT First
AS 2D + FALL INDICATOR. Introduced 1.0 APR 83
Related Option Switches. Extended 5.4 APR 87
19 19 O.S.
O.S. 2020 O.S.
9999 Use
Details

OPT - 67
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 92 -
68. Sloping pipeline - Vertical branches

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
SLOPING PIPELINE -
VERTICAL BRANCHES 68
Description
Controls the drawing depiction method to be used when a vertical Branch
connection is to be made to a Sloping (Falling) Pipeline using a special Zero
Length Bend component.
This special Bend (which has no length) is used to carry the angle between
the Vertical Branch and the Sloping Pipeline.
Two drawing methods are available. One shows a small 2D skew box
section between the branch and the main pipe, while the other does not.
Where Olets are used in such cases, a text message indicates the orientation
direction if the Branch is not developed.

Switch Settings

0 Default to show the Short Tee branch leg section of pipe skewed.
Olets will have an orientation message instead of a skewed section.
Both will be dimensioned separately to the connecting pipe.
1 For No separate skew section, the vertical Branch is connected straight
into the main pipe. Olets will Not have an orientation message.
Both are included in a single inclusive dimension.
In both cases the angle between the vertical Branch and the Sloping (Falling)
pipeline will be indicated.

Switch Layout
1 Switch
Position
0

Either
Setting
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
First
DEV. NO. 2 - ZERO LENGTH BENDS. Introduced 5.4 APR 87

Extended
Use Details

OPT - 68 Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 93 -
69. Terminal type identification

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

TERMINAL TYPE IDENTIFICATION


69
Description
Used to identify the type of graphics terminal.
The switch is a two part one where the basic terminal type is set in switch
positions 1, 2 and 3, with switch position 4 being used to denote single or dual
screen use.
Note. This Option Switch is only relevant when the graphics output is sent to
the terminal screen rather than to an output file.

Switch Settings This Option Switch is in two parts.

SWITCH POSITIONS 1, 2 & 3 - Terminal Type.


0 The Default varies with the computer type.
e.g. a setting of 0 gives a Value of 3 on VAX, 7 on Apollo,
12 on HP Starbase, etc.
3 Tektronix 410X, 420X .
4 Westward 2000 and 2015 monochrome family.
5 Westward C2015 colour terminal.
6 IBM GDDM.
7 Apollo.
8 Tektronix 4111.
9 IBM PC emulating Tektronix 410X, 420X.
10 Westward 3220 / 2320.

(Continued overpage)

Switch Layout
4 3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Blank All
or One Settings
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
VERSION 6 RELEASE NOTES. First
Introduced 6.0 MAR 91

Extended
Use

OPT - 69 Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 94 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

TERMINAL TYPE IDENTIFICATION


69 Contd.
Description

Switch Settings (Continued from previous page)

11 VAX VWS.
12 HP Starbase.
13 HP Starbase with X Windows.
14 DEC Windows.
15 Workstation / PC (Packet Driver).
16 Silicon Graphics.
SWITCH POSITION 4 - Dual Screen use.
Blank Default for single screen operation.
1 For dual screen operation.

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced

Extended
Use

OPT - 69
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 95 -
70. Skew indication - Branches

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

SKEW INDICATION - BRANCHES


70
Description
Optionally permits simple skewed Branch legs to have the normal Skew
Box / Triangle enclosure suppressed and replaced by a single pipe length
dimension and a text message giving the Branch Orientation.
When used to suppress the normal box enclosure, the value set represents
the maximum number of fittings permitted in the Branch. Branches found
to contain more fittings than this will be drawn with the normal Skew Box /
Triangle enclosure.

Switch Settings

0 Default for all Branches to be drawn with normal Skew Box /


Triangle depiction.
Value Suppress Skew Box / Triangle depiction on Branch Legs whose
number of components is less than or equal to the Value set, and
output an Orientation Message.

Note. This facility is only available on straight through Branches. Any


change in direction along the Branch will automatically cause the program
to default to normal Skew Box / Triangle output.

( Continued overpage )

Switch Layout
3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Blank Zero or
or 1 Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO 35 - SUPPRESSION OF SKEW BOXES
/ TRIANGLES ON BRANCH LEGS. First 5.4.1 FEB 88
Introduced

Extended 8.11.0 APR 03


Use

Switches
OPT - 70 by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 96 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

SKEW INDICATION - BRANCHES


70 Cont.
Description
Skew orientation directions can now be output showing rotation relative
to previous position or rotation from primary direction

Switch Settings ( Continued from previous page )

Switch Position 3 - Skew rotation depiction

0 Orientation direction message relative to previous position

1 Orientation direction message relative to primary direction

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


DEV. NO 35 - SUPPRESSION OF SKEW BOXES
/ TRIANGLES ON BRANCH LEGS. First 5.4.1 FEB 88
Introduced

Extended
Use

Switches
OPT - 70 by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 97 -
71. Plotfile format

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

PLOTFILE FORMAT
71
Description
This Option Switch controls :-
i) Plotfile Output Format. The Smart Format of graphics relates to a
Plotfile that has (a) vectors associated with a pipeline component grouped
together to form a single object in the drawing file (b) has some non
graphical attributes associated with the symbol (Tags/Attributes).
ii) File format of any nominated Backing Frame and Detail Sketch files.
iii) The generation of an I01 type filename extension.

Switch Settings This Option Switch is in six parts.

SWITCH POSITIONS 1, 2 & 3 - Plotfile Output Format.

0 Default for ISOGEN plotfile format (ISO).


3 Postscript (PSC), Backing Frame unavailable.
4 AutoCAD V12 DXF format, Backing Frame optional.
8 MicroStation DGN V7 and below, Backing Frame
mandatory.
11 Alias internal Smart format (POD), Backing Frame optional.
16 AutoCAD DXF Smart format, Backing Frame mandatory.
The AutoCAD DXF Plotfile version will be the same as that of
the DXF Backing Frame.
(Continued overpage).

Switch Layout
7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Switch
0 Position

All All All


Settings Settings Settings
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
VERSION 6.0 RELEASE NOTES
First
DEV. NO. 62 - DETAIL SKETCHES FACILITY Introduced 6.0 MAR 91
V8.10.0 RELEASE NOTES
Related Option Switches. Extended 7.0 OCT 94
Use Details
O.S. 92 O.S. 138 7.14.4 JUL 98

ISSUE 3 OPT - 71 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 98 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

PLOTFILE FORMAT
71 Cont
Switch Settings (Continued from previous page).

17 AutoCAD DWG Smart format, Backing Frame mandatory.


The AutoCAD DWG Plotfile version will be the same as that
of the DWG Backing Frame.
18 MicroStation DGN V7 and below Smart format, Backing
Frame mandatory.
19 SmartSketch IGR Smart format, Backing Frame
mandatory.
20 SmartPlant SHAPE2D SHA Smart format, Backing Frame
mandatory.
21 MicroStation DGN V8 and above Smart format, Backing
Frame mandatory.

SWITCH POSITION 4, 5 & 6 - Backing Frame and Detail Sketch file


format.

Note: Format must match that specified for the Plotfile Output as set in
Position 1, 2 & 3 and must be of the same CAD system version as the
requested Plotfile Output Format.

4 AutoCAD V12 DXF format.


8 MicroStation DGN V7 and below format.
11 Alias internal Smart format (POD)
16 AutoCAD DXF format. The generated plotfile will be the
same AutoCAD DXF version as this Backing Frame.
17 AutoCAD DWG format, Backing Frame mandatory. The
generated plotfile will be the same AutoCAD DWG version
as the Backing Frame.
18 MicroStation DGN V7 and below format.
19 SmartSketch IGR Smart format.
20 SmartPlant SHAPE2D SHA format.
21 Smart MicroStation DGN V8 and above.

Related Option Switches. Extended 8.10.0 MAY 02 Details


O.S. 92 O.S. 138 Use

Switches
ISSUE 3 OPT - 71 by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 99 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

PLOTFILE FORMAT
71 Cont
Switch Settings (Continued from previous page).

SWITCH POSITION 7 - Generation of I01 type file name extension.

0 For normal filenames / extensions.


1 To have I01 type filename extensions on all plotfiles
generated that do not use a user defined plotfile prefix.
2 To have the plotfile output format extension appended to the
I01 type filename extension on all plotfiles generated that do
not use a user defined plotfile prefix.

Related Option Switches. Extended 8.10.0 MAY 02


O.S. 92 O.S. 138 Use

ISSUE 3 OPT - 71 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 100 -
72. Reserved

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

RESERVED
72
Description

Switch Settings

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced

Extended
Use Details

OPT - 72 Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 101 -
73. Material part number enclosure style

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
MATERIAL PART NUMBER
ENCLOSURE STYLE 73
Description
The Material Part Number enclosure Shapes controlled by O.S. 76 can be
further varied by the use of one of three alternative Blank Enclosures Styles
controlled by this Option Switch.
A Style 1 enclosure is a Blank Box of variable size and shape output below
the Standard Material Part number.
A Style 2 enclosure is an extended Standard Material Part Number box with
a Blank section.
A Style 3 enclosure is for the output of Weld Part Numbers for Welds that
have been included on the Material List, and like Style 2 will have a Blank
section. This is a special function type enclosure that is only available when
O.S. 23 - Position 2 is set to a value of 1.
This Option Switch controls the Style, Shape and Size of these Blank boxes.
All three styles provide a space for the manual addition of supplementary
information to the isometric.

Switch Settings This Option Switch is in four parts.

SWITCH POSITIONS 1 & 2 - Style 1 Enclosure Box size.


0 Default for the standard part number box enclosure with no
additional Style 1 Enclosure Box.
Value Where Value equals the number of blank characters that
dynamically determines the size of the additional Style 1
Enclosure Box.
(Continued overpage)

Switch Layout
7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

All
Settings
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 56 - USER DEFINED MATERIAL First
LIST. Introduced 7.0 OCT 94
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use Details
7676
O.S.

ISSUE 2 OPT - 73 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 98 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
MATERIAL PART NUMBER
ENCLOSURE STYLE 73 Contd.
Description

Switch Settings (Continued from previous page)


SWITCH POSITIONS 3 & 4 - Style 2 Enclosure Box setting.
0 Default for no extended Style 2 Enclosure Box.
Value Where Value equals the number of blank characters that
dynamically determines the size of the extended Style 2
Enclosure Box.
Note. The Style 2 Enclosure Box shape is controlled by the setting of O.S. 76.
SWITCH POSITION 5 - Style 1 Enclosure Box shape.
0 Enclosure Box with Square ends.
1 Enclosure Box with Diamond ends.
2 Enclosure Box with Round ends.
SWITCH POSITIONS 6 & 7 - Style 3 Enclosure Box setting (For Welds on
the Material List).
Blank Default for no extended Style 3 Enclosure Box.
Value Where Value equals the number of blank characters that
dynamically determines the size of the extended Style 3
Enclosure Box.

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced
Related Option Switches. Extended
76 Use Details

ISSUE 2 OPT - 73
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 99 -
74. Material list accumulation control

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
MATERIAL LIST ACCUMULATION
CONTROL 74
Description
There are extensive options that determine how components are included
on or excluded from the Material List.
Materials may be processed by category - Fabrication, Erection or
Offshore, and, furthermore, Gasket, Bolt and Weld Groups may be
controlled separately.
Non-accumulation means that each occurrence of an item will result in an
individual entry being made on the Material List with a quantity of 1 off,
or, in the case of Pipe, each individual length will be listed separately.
Finally, there is an option to have nominated Material categories
suppressed completely.

Switch Settings This Option Switch is in six parts.


SWITCH POSITION 1 - Fabrication Materials.
0 Default to have Fabrication items accumulated normally.
1 For non-accumulation of Fabrication items (excluding Pipe).
2 For all Fabrication items to be suppressed.
3 For non-accumulation of Fabrication items (including Pipe).
SWITCH POSITION 2 - Erection Materials.
0 Default to have Erection items accumulated normally.
1 For non-accumulation of Erection items (excluding Pipe).
2 For all Erection items to be suppressed.
(Continued overpage)

Switch Layout
6 5 4 3 2 1 Switch
0 Position

All
Settings
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 56 - USER DEFINED MATERIAL First
LIST. Introduced 7.0 OCT 94

Extended 7.4 DEC 95


Use Details

ISSUE 2 OPT - 74 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 100 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
MATERIAL LIST ACCUMULATION
CONTROL 74 Contd.
Description

Switch Settings (Continued from previous page)


SWITCH POSITION 3 - Offshore Materials.
0 Default to have Offshore items accumulated normally.
1 For non-accumulation of Offshore items (excl. Pipe).
2 For all Offshore items to be suppressed.
SWITCH POSITION 4 - Gaskets.
0 Default to have Gaskets accumulated normally.
1 For non-accumulation of Gaskets.
2 For all Gaskets to be suppressed.
SWITCH POSITION 5 - Bolts.
0 Default to have Bolts accumulated normally.
1 For non-accumulation of Bolts.
2 For all Bolts to be suppressed.
SWITCH POSITION 6 - Welds.
0 Default to have Welds accumulated normally.
1 For non-accumulation of Welds.
2 For all Welds to be suppressed.

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced

Extended
Use Details

OPT - 74
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 101 -
75. Weld number - Enclosure and prefix

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
WELD NUMBER - ENCLOSURE
WELD NUMBER - PREFIX 75
Description
Weld Numbers can optionally have a Weld Prefix character(s), and a variety
of enclosure types.
Both the Weld Number enclosure type and the Weld Prefix may be
separately controlled for Shop, Site / Field and Offshore welds.
Note. When the Weld Number enclosure style is not the original circular
type then the Weld Number character size is controlled by O.S. 4 and
not O.S. 53.
Switch Settings This Option Switch is in nine parts.

SWITCH POSITION 1 - Weld Number Enclosure style for Shop Welds.

0 Default for Weld Numbers in a fixed sized circle.


1 Diamond ended box.
2 Round ended box.
3 Small triangular shaped enclosure.
4 Small diamond shaped enclosure.
5 Square ended box.
6 Dynamically sized circle.
7 No weld number enclosure.
8 No shop weld numbers to be output on the plotted isometric.
9 Elliptical weld enclosure.

(Continued overpage)
Switch Layout
Switch
9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Position
0

Blank Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero


or one or one or value or one or value or one or value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 57 - WELDING FACILITIES First
DEV. NO. 89H - MESSAGE ENCLOSURES Introduced 7.0 OCT 94
Related Option Switches. Extended 7.6 MAY 96 Details
O.S. 53 O.S. 54 O.S. 77 Use
8.10.0 MAY 02

ISSUE 2 OPT - 75 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 102 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
WELD NUMBER - ENCLOSURE
WELD NUMBER - PREFIX 75 Contd.
Switch Settings (Continued from previous page)
SWITCH POSITION 2 - Weld Prefix on Shop Welds.

0 Default for No Weld Prefix to be added.


1 Weld Prefix added to Weld Number.

SWITCH POSITION 3 - Weld Number Enclosure style for Site / Field


Welds.

0 Default for Weld Numbers in a fixed sized circle.


1 Diamond ended box.
2 Round ended box.
3 Small triangular shaped enclosure.
4 Small diamond shaped enclosure.
5 Square ended box.
6 Dynamically sized circle.
7 No weld number enclosure.
8 No Site/Field weld numbers to be output on the plotted
isometric.
9 Elliptical weld enclosure.

SWITCH POSITION 4 - Weld Prefix on Site / Field Welds.

0 Default for No Weld Prefix to be added.


1 For Weld Prefix added to Weld Number.

SWITCH POSITION 5 - Weld Number Enclosure style for Offshore


Welds.

0 Default for Weld Numbers in a fixed sized circle.


1 Diamond ended box.
2 Round ended box.
3 Small triangular shaped enclosure.
4 Small diamond shaped enclosure.
5 Square ended box.
6 Dynamically sized circle.
7 No weld number enclosure.
8 No Offshore weld numbers to be output on the plotted
isometric.
9 Elliptical weld enclosure. Details

ISSUE 2 OPT - 75
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 103 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
WELD NUMBER - ENCLOSURE
WELD NUMBER - PREFIX 75 Contd.
Switch Settings (Continued from previous page)

SWITCH POSITION 6 - Weld Prefix on Offshore Welds.

0 Default for No Weld Prefix to be added.


1 For Weld Prefix added to Weld Number.

SWITCH POSITION 7 - Double line Weld Number Enclosure style for


Shop Welds.

0 Single line circle enclosure.


1 Double line Weld Number Enclosure (use with circular
enclosure to get double circles).

SWITCH POSITION 8 - Double line Weld Number Enclosure style for


Field / Site Welds.

0 Single line circle enclosure.


1 Double line Weld Number Enclosure (use with circular
enclosure to get double circles).

SWITCH POSITION 9 - Double line Weld Number Enclosure style for


Offshore Welds.

0/Blank Single line circle enclosure.


1 Double line Weld Number Enclosure (use with circular
enclosure to get double circles).

ISSUE 2 OPT - 75
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 104 -
76. Material part number enclosure shape

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
MATERIAL PART NUMBER
ENCLOSURE SHAPE 76
Description
Controls the Shape of the Box Enclosure used to surround the standard
type of Material List Part Numbers on the isometric.
(For details of an alternative Material List Part Number Box Enclosure
Style - see O.S. 73).

Switch Settings
SWITCH POSITION 1 - Material Part Number Enclosures

0 Default for standard enclosure box shape with rectangular


ends.
1 Enclosure box shape with Diamond ends.
2 Enclosure box shape with Round ends.
6 Circular enclosure.
7 No enclosure box - only Part Number text plotted.
8 No Part Numbers nor enclosure box plotted.
(Note. In this case, any setting in O.S. 73 is ignored).
9 Elliptical enclosure.

Note. When set, values 1,2 and 7 above will also be applied to the shape of
the alternative Style 2 Material List Part Number Enclosure Box as
controlled by O.S. 73.

Switch Layout
Switch
3 2 1
Position
0

Zero
or Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 89H - MESSAGE ENCLOSURES - First
ELLIPSES AND DOUBLE CIRCLES 7.3 SEP 95
Introduced
Related Option Switches. Extended 8.10.0 MAY 02
Use Details
O.S. 73

ISSUE 2 OPT - 76 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 105 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
MATERIAL PART NUMBER
ENCLOSURE SHAPE 76 cont
SWITCH POSITION 2 - Single/Double Line Circular Material Part
Number Enclosures

0 Single line Part Number enclosure.


1 Double line Part Number enclosure (use with circular
enclosure to get double circles).

SWITCH POSITION 3 - Material Part Number Circular or Elliptical


Enclosure Size.

0 Part Number circular or elliptical enclosures fixed to 2


characters.
1 to 8 Part Number circular or elliptical enclosures fixed to value
set.
9 Part Number circular or elliptical enclosures variable sizes.

Details

ISSUE 2 OPT - 76 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 106 -
77. Weld number allocation at slip-on flanges and reinforcement pads

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
WELD NUMBER ALLOCATION AT SLIP-
ON FLANGES & REINFORCEMENT PADS 77
Description
Controls the quantity of Weld Numbers that are generated by the program
at Slip-On Flange and Reinforcement Pad positions.
On Reinforcement Pads, also controlled is the optional generation of an
Item Code / Material Description on the Material List and the plotting of
the Pad shape.
Note. Reinforcement Pads may optionally exist on Set-On Tees / Crosses
and on Trunnion type Pipe Supports.

Switch SettingsThis Option Switch is in four parts.


SWITCH POSITION 1 - Quantity of Weld Numbers generated at Slip-On
Flanges.
0 Default for 2 Weld Numbers.
1 For 1 Weld Number.
2 For 2 Weld Numbers.

SWITCH POSITION 2 - Quantity of extra Weld Numbers generated at


Reinforcement Pads.
0 or blank Default for 0 extra Weld Numbers.
1 For 1 extra Weld Number.
2 For 2 extra Weld Numbers.
Note. These are extra Weld Numbers because they are created in addition to
the normal single and double branch connection Weld Numbers that are
generated at Set-On Tee and Cross positions.
(Continued over page)

Switch Layout
7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Blank Zero Value Zero All


or value See over or one or one Settings
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 65G - WELD NUMBERS AT First
REINFORCEMENT PADS. 7.4 DEC 95
Introduced
Related Option Switches. Extended 7.13.0 FEB 98 Details
O.S. 53 O.S. 54 O.S.75 Use
8.10.0 MAY 02
Switches
ISSUE 3 OPT - 77 by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 107 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
WELD NUMBER ALLOCATION AT SLIP-
ON FLANGES & REINFORCEMENT 77 Contd.
Switch Settings (Continued from previous page).
SWITCH POSITION 3 - For Reinforcement Pads, controls the automatic
generation of an Item Code and Material Description on the Material List
and a plotted shape for the Pad on the isometric.

0 Default for No generation of Item Code / Material


Description and No plotted Pad shape.
1 For the automatic generation of an Item Code / Material
Description and a plotted Pad shape.

SWITCH POSITION 4 - For allocation of Weld Numbers on Fabricated


Y types.

0 or Blank Default for ONE Weld Number.


1 ONE Weld Number.
2 TWO Weld Numbers.

SWITCH POSITION 5 - For allocation of Weld Numbers on Tack Welds.

0 Weld Numbers allocated to Tack Welds.


1 Weld Numbers not allocated to Tack Welds.

SWITCH POSITION 6 - Allocated for future use.

SWITCH POSITION 7 - For allocation of Weld Numbers to Victaulic


Welded / Forged Ring Type Clamps (CLVR).

0 2 Weld Numbers allocated to Victaulic Clamp.


1 to 9 Specified Weld Numbers allocated to Victaulic Clamp.

Details

ISSUE 3 OPT - 77
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 108 -
78. Support Weld Number Enclosures

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
SUPPORT WELD NUMBER PREFIX
AND ENCLOSURES 78
Description

Support Weld Numbers can optionally have a Support Weld Prefix and
be output in a variety of different enclosure styles.
Both the Support Weld enclosure style and prefix can be separately
controlled for Shop, Site and Offshore categories.

Switch Settings This Option Switch is in nine parts.

SWITCH POSITION 1 - Weld Number enclosure style for Fabrication


Support Welds

0 Fixed size circle.


1 Diamond ended box.
2 Round ended box.
3 Small triangular shape.
4 Small diamond shape.
5 Square ended box.
6 Dynamically sized circle.
7 No enclosure.
8 Weld Number suppressed.
9 Elliptical Weld Number enclosure.

Switch Layout Switch


9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Position
0

Blank Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero


or one or one or value or one or value or one or value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 57 - WELDING FACILITIES UPGRADE First
DEV. NO. 74D - SUPPORT WELD PREFIX AND Introduced
NUMBERING SEQUENCES
Related Option Switches. Extended 7.16.0 MAY 99
O.S. 53 Use
8.10.0 MAY 02
Switches
OPT - 78 by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 109 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
SUPPORT WELD NUMBER PREFIX
AND ENCLOSURES 78 cont
SWITCH POSITION 2 - Weld Prefix on Fabrication Support Welds

0 No Weld Prefix to be added.


1 Support Weld Prefix to be added to Weld Number.

SWITCH POSITION 3 - Weld Number Enclosure Style for Erection


Support Welds.

0 Fixed size circle.


1 Diamond ended box.
2 Round ended box.
3 Small triangular shape.
4 Small diamond shape.
5 Square ended box.
6 Dynamically sized circle.
7 No enclosure.
8 Weld Number suppressed.
9 Elliptical Weld Number enclosure.

SWITCH POSITION 4 - Weld Prefix on Erection Support Welds.

0 No Weld Prefix to be added.


1 Support Weld Prefix to be added to Weld Number.

SWITCH POSITION 5 - Weld Number Enclosure Style for Offshore


Support Welds.

0 Fixed size circle.


1 Diamond ended box.
2 Round ended box.
3 Small triangular shape.
4 Small diamond shape.
5 Square ended box.
6 Dynamically sized circle.
7 No enclosure.
8 Weld Number suppressed.
9 Elliptical Weld Number enclosure.

OPT - 78 Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 110 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
SUPPORT WELD NUMBER PREFIX
AND ENCLOSURES 78 cont
SWITCH POSITION 6 - Weld Prefix on Offshore Support Welds

0 No Weld Prefix to be added.


1 Support Weld Prefix to be added to Weld Number.

SWITCH POSITION 7 - Double Line Weld Number Enclosure Style for


Fabrication Support Welds

0 Single line circle Weld Number enclosure.


1 Double line Weld Number enclosure (use with circular
enclosure to get double circles).

SWITCH POSITION 8 - Double Line Weld Number Enclosure Style for


Erection Support Welds

0 Single line circle Weld Number enclosure.


1 Double line Weld Number enclosure (use with circular
enclosure to get double circles).

SWITCH POSITION 9 - Double Line Weld Number Enclosure Style for


Offshore Support Welds

Blank Single line circle Weld Number enclosure.


1 Double line Weld Number enclosure (use with circular
enclosure to get double circles).

Details

OPT - 78 Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 111 -
79. Site Assembly Identification

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

SITE ASSEMBLY IDENTIFICATION


79
Description

Allows identification of flanged assemblies on the isometric drawing


using different enclosure types. It permits a table of assembly
information to be positioned on the drawing frame. This can be either
on a per drawing or per pipeline basis.

Switch Settings This Option Switch is in nine parts.

SWITCH POSITION 1 - Output of flange assembly identification.


0 Flange assembly identification not output.
1 Numeric flange assembly identification.
2 Alpha flange assembly identification.

SWITCH POSITION 2 - Flange assembly identification per drawing or


per pipeline.
0 Flange assembly identification per drawing.
1 Flange assembly identification per pipeline.

(Continued overpage)

Switch Layout
Switch
9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Position

0
(5-8 unused)

All settings All settings


Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 85 - SITE ASSEMBLY IDENTIFICATION First
DEV. NO. 89H - MESSAGE ENCLOSURES
8.4.0 JUL 00
Introduced
Related Option Switches. Extended 8.10.0 MAY 02
Use Details

OPT - 79 Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 112 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

SITE ASSEMBLY IDENTIFICATION


79 cont
SWITCH POSITION 3 - Enclosure type.
0 No enclosure.
1 Diamond ended box enclosure.
2 Round ended box enclosure.
3 Triangular enclosure.
4 Diamond enclosure.
5 Square ended box enclosure.
6 Circular enclosure.
7 Double circle assembly enclosure.
8 Elliptical assembly enclosure.

SWITCH POSITION 4 - Output of Flange Assembly Table.

0 Flange assembly table not required on drawing.


1 Flange assembly table required on drawing.

SWITCH POSITIONS 5-8 - Unused.

SWITCH POSITION 9 - Circular or Elliptical Weld Number Enclosures.

0 Weld Number circular or elliptical enclosures fixed to 2


characters.
1 to 8 Weld Number circular or elliptical enclosures fixed to
value set.
9 Weld Number circular or elliptical enclosures variable sizes.

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use Details

OPT - 79 Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 113 -
80. Dimensions - To valve centres

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DIMENSIONS - TO VALVE CENTRES


80
Description
Valves and straight through Instruments which have a Spindle may
optionally be Dimensioned to their Centre Points rather than to their ends
using either String or Composite Dimensions.
Controls here permit the function to operate selectively, based upon the
type of end connection, e.g. Socket Weld, Screwed, Compression, etc.
This Option Switch can operate in conjunction with Option Switch 81 -
which adds bore selectivity.

Switch Settings This Option Switch is in seven parts.


SWITCH POSITION 1 - For Butt Weld end Valves and Instruments.
0 Default for components with Butt Weld ends to be Dimensioned
across their length.
1 For components with Butt Weld ends to have Centreline Dimensions.
SWITCH POSITION 2 - For Compression end Valves and Instruments.
0 Default for components with Compression ends to be Dimensioned
across their length.
1 For components with Compression ends to have Centreline
Dimensions.
SWITCH POSITION 3 - For Screwed end Valves and Instruments.
0 Default for components with Screwed ends to be Dimensioned across
their length.
1 For components with Screwed ends to have Centreline Dimensions.

(Continued overpage)

Switch Layout
7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

All
Settings
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 59 - DIMENSIONING UPGRADE. First OCT 94
Introduced 7.0
Related Option Switches. Extended
8181
O.S. Use Details

OPT - 80 Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 114 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DIMENSIONS - TO VALVE CENTRES


80 Contd.
Description

Switch Settings (Continued from previous page).


SWITCH POSITION 4 - For Socket Weld end Valves and Instruments.
0 Default for components with Socket Weld ends to be
Dimensioned across their length.
1 For components with Socket Weld ends to have Centreline
Dimensions.
SWITCH POSITION 5 - For Flanged end Valves and Instruments.
0 Default for components with Flanged ends to be Dimensioned
across their length.
1 For components with Flanged ends to have Centreline
Dimensions.
SWITCH POSITION 6 - For Plain end Valves and Instruments.
0 Default for components with Plain ends to be Dimensioned
across their length.
1 For components with Plain ends to have Centreline
Dimensions.
SWITCH POSITION 7 - For Hygienic end Valves and Instruments.
Blank Default for components with Hygienic ends to be
Dimensioned across their length.
1 For components with Hygienic ends to have Centreline
Dimensions.

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced
Related Option Switches. Extended
81 Use Details

OPT - 80
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 115 -
81. Dimensions - Branches

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DIMENSIONS - BRANCHES
81
Description
This Option Switch controls two separate functions :-
i) Dimensions to the Centre Point of Valves and straight through
Instruments selectively based upon bore. This operates in conjunction
with O. S. 80 - which operates on End type.
ii) Un-dimensioned Branch legs, selectively based upon Bore and / or on
the number of components in the Branch

Switch Settings This Option Switch is in three parts.


SWITCH POSITIONS 1, 2 & 3 - Dimensions to the Centre Point of Valves
and straight through Instruments.
0 Default for Valves / Instruments that have their End Type set in
O.S. 80 to be Dimensioned to their Centre Point.
Value For Valves / Instruments that have their End Type set in O.S. 80
and have a Bore equal to or less than the Value set to be
dimensioned to their Centre Point. Value is in 1/16" or mm's
depending upon the Bore units.
SWITCH POSITIONS 4, 5 & 6 -Branches within specified Bore range to be
Un-dimensioned. (Works in conjunction
with Positions 7 & 8, if set - see next page).
0 Default for all Branches to be Dimensioned.
Value For Branches having a Bore equal to or less than Value to have
Dimnsions suppressed. Value is in 1/16" or mm's depending
upon the Bore units.
(Continued overpage)

Switch Layout
8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Blank or Zero or Value Zero or Value


Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 59 - DIMENSIONING UPGRADE. First OCT 94
Introduced 7.0
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use
8080
O.S.

OPT - 81 Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 116 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DIMENSIONS - BRANCHES
81 Contd.
Description

Switch Settings (Continued from previous page)


SWITCH POSITIONS 7 & 8 - Branches with a specified number of
components to be Un-dimensioned. (Works in
conjunction with Positions 4, 5 and 6, if set, see
previous page).
Blank Default for all Branches to be Dimensioned.
Value For Branches having a number of Components equal to or less
than Value, to have Dimensions suppressed.
Gasket and Bolt entries are counted as Components.
Notes.
i) Any Branch containing Pipe (100 record), Fixed Length Pipe (101 record)
or Pipe Block (103 record) will not have Branch Dimension Suppression
applied to it.
ii) Branch Dimension Suppression using this Option Switch does not apply to
Tapped Branches.
iii) Switch Positions 4, 5 & 6 and 7 & 8 will work either independently of each
other or together depending upon the Users requirements.

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced
Related Option Switches. Extended
80 Use

OPT - 81
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 117 -
82. C of G / Weight output

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

C of G / WEIGHT OUTPUT
82
Description
This Option Switch allows the User to control the generation and output of
additional Weight information not covered by Option Switch 41, plus a full
range of C of G (Centre of Gravity) positions.
Control over outputs for either single isometrics or the complete Pipeline is
also provided.

Switch Settings This Option Switch is in five parts.

SWITCH POSITION 1 - Outputs suppressed, by single isometric or by


complete Pipeline.
0 None of the outputs controlled by this Option Switch are required.
1 All nominated outputs are required per Drawing or per Spool
Drawing.
2 All nominated outputs are required per complete Pipeline.

SWITCH POSITION 2 - Output of Wet (Full) Weight.


0 or blank Wet Weight Not required.
1 Wet Weight Is required.

SWITCH POSITION 3 - Output of Insulation Weight.


0 or blank Insulation Weight Not required.
1 Insulation Weight Is required.
(Continued overpage)

Switch Layout 5 4 3 2 1 Switch


Position
0

Blank Zero, Blank Zero


or Value or Value or Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 64 - WEIGHT / C of G FACILITY. First
Introduced 7.2 FEB 95
Related Option Switches. Extended
4141
O.S. Use

OPT - 82
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 118 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

C of G / WEIGHT OUTPUT
82Contd.
Description

Switch Settings (Continued from previous page)

SWITCH POSITION 4 - Output of Dry (Empty) C of G positions.


0 or blank Dry (Empty) C of G position Not required.
1 Dry (Empty) C of G position Is required.
2 Dry (Empty) + Insulation C of G Is required.
3 Dry (Empty) C Of G and Dry (empty) + Insulation C of G Are
both required.

SWITCH POSITION 5 - Output of Wet (Full) C of G positions.


Blank Wet (Full) C of G position Not required.
1 Wet (Full) C of G position Is required.
2 Wet (Full) + Insulation C of G Is required.
3 Wet (Full) C Of G and Wet (Full) + Insulation C of G Are
both required.

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use
41
OPT - 82
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 119 -
83. Spare switch

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

SPARE SWITCH
83
Description

Switch Settings

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced

Extended
Use

OPT - 83 Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 120 -
84. Spare switch

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

SPARE SWITCH
84
Description

Switch Settings

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced

Extended
Use

OPT - 84 Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 121 -
85. Spare switch

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

SPARE SWITCH
85
Description

Switch Settings

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced

Extended
Use

OPT - 85 Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 122 -
86. Spare switch

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

SPARE SWITCH
86
Description

Switch Settings

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced

Extended
Use

OPT - 86 Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 123 -
87. Spare switch

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

SPARE SWITCH
87
Description

Switch Settings

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced

Extended
Use

OPT - 87 Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 124 -
88. Spare switch

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

SPARE SWITCH
88
Description

Switch Settings

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced

Extended
Use
Details

OPT - 88
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 125 -
89. Spare switch

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

SPARE SWITCH
89
Description

Switch Settings

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced

Extended
Use

OPT - 89
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 126 -
90. Material control - Comdace file contents

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
MATERIAL CONTROL -
COMDACE FILE CONTENTS 90
Description
This Option Switch controls whether information written to the COMPIPE
Material Control File is per Isometric drawing (COMPIPE Section) or per
Complete Pipeline.

COMDACE is a registered trademark of John Brown Systems Ltd.

Switch Settings

0 Default for entries in the .MTO (Material Take-Off) file to be per


Isometric Drawing (COMPIPE section).
1 For entries in the .MTO (Material Take-Off ) file to be per Complete
Pipeline.

Switch Layout
1 Switch
Position
0

Either
Setting
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
First
DEV. NO. 50 - ISOGEN TO COMPIPE LINK. Introduced 5.10 APR 90
Related Option Switches. Extended 6.0 MAR 91
Use
9191
O.S.

OPT - 90 Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 127 -
91. Material control - Comdace file controls

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
MATERIAL CONTROL -
COMDACE FILE CONTROLS 91
Description
Controls the following COMPIPE options :-
1) Whether User or Client Item Codes are to be used.
2) Whether Short or Long Component Descriptions are generated on all
COMPIPE reports.
3) Whether Pipe Supports are to be included in the COMPIPE .MTO
(Material Take-Off) file.
COMDACE is a registered trademark of John Brown Systems Ltd.

Switch Settings This Option Switch is in three parts.


SWITCH POSITION 1 - User or Client Item codes.
0 Default for User Item Codes to be used.
1 For Client Item Codes to be used.
SWITCH POSITION 2 - Long or Short Descriptions.
0 or blank Default for Short Component Descriptions to be used.
1 For Long Component Descriptions to be used.
SWITCH POSITION 3 - Pipe Supports in .MTO file.
0 or blank Default for Pipe Supports to be included in the COMPIPE
.MTO file.
1 For Pipe Supports Not to be included.

Switch Layout
3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

All All Either


Setting Settings Setting
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
First
DEV. NO. 50 - ISOGEN TO COMPIPE LINK. Introduced 5.10 APR 90
Related Option Switches. Extended 6.0 MAR 91
Use Details
9090
O.S.

OPT - 91 Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 128 -
92. DXF file units

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DXF FILE UNITS


92
Description
This Option Switch is used to identify the 'Units' setting for ALL DXF
format files that are handled by the ISOGEN system.
The actual Files used may be based upon either Imperial (Inches) or Metric
(mm.) units and this Option Switch allows either one to be specified.
This 'Units' value will apply to the following :-
i) Drawing Underlay (Drawing Frame) DXF files.
ii) Detail Sketch DXF files.
iii) Output (Plot) files generated in DXF format.
All input files used in any run MUST be generated using the same Units.
(As specified using this Option Switch.
Any mis-match in Units that is permitted to occur between the DXF files
generated will result in incorrectly sized drawings.

Switch Settings

0 Default for Metric Units - mm's.


1 For Imperial Units - Inches.

Switch Layout
1 Switch
Position
0

Either
Setting
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 62 - DETAIL SKETCHES First
LOCATION FACILITY. Introduced 7.0 OCT 94
Related Option Switches. Details
Extended
7171
O.S. Use

Switches
OPT - 92 by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 129 -
93. Spare switch

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

SPARE SWITCH
93
Description

Switch Settings

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced

Extended
Use
Details

OPT - 93
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 130 -
94. Spare switch

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

SPARE SWITCH
94
Description

Switch Settings

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced

Extended
Use Details

OPT - 94 Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 131 -
95. Component leg length

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

COMPONENT LEG LENGTH


95
Description
This Option Switch gives User control over the Plotted Leg Lengths of
Elbows and fitting Tees and Crosses.
This Leg Length control facility does not apply to Fabricated (Pulled) Bends
or Set-On (Stub-In) type Tees or Crosses.
Pipe length scaling proportional to true length.

Switch Settings
SWITCH POSITION 1
0 Default for standard Leg Length of 9mm.
SWITCH POSITION 2
Value Where Value is set to the required Leg Length in whole
mms. e.g. For a 12mm Leg Length, enter 12.
SWITCH POSITION 3
0 Normal pipe scaling used to determine pipe lengths.
1 Pipe lengths scaled proportionally to actual true lengths.

Warning! - Use the Plotted Leg Length control with care.


Long Leg Lengths take up more space on the drawing and can sometimes
have an adverse effect on the finished isometric.
The maximum value allowed is 18mm.
The minimum value allowed is 6mm. (Continued overpage)
Switch Layout
5 4 3 2 1
Switch
0 Position

Blank, 1 or 2 0 or 1 Zero or
Zero
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date

DEV. NO. 53 - ISOPLOT PROGRAM UPDATE. First


Introduced 6.0 MAR 91

Extended 8.5.0 DEC 00


Use Details
8.11.0 APR 03

OPT - 95 Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 132 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

COMPONENT LEG LENGTH 95 Cont.


Description

Different connection leg depictions allowed with Multi-Port components.

Switch Settings
( Continued from previous page )
SWITCH POSITION 4
0 Reserved

SWITCH POSITION 5

0 Dotted connection lines on all Multi-port fittings


1 Dotted connection lines would only be generated when
necessary for picture clarification (example - where 2 or
more ports positioned on the same side with attached
pipework running parallel to each other)
2 No dotted connection lines shown

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date

DEV. NO. 53 - ISOPLOT PROGRAM UPDATE. First


Introduced 6.0 MAR 91

Extended 8.5.0 DEC 00


Use
8.11.0 APR 03
Switches
OPT - 95 by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 133 -
96. Reserved

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

RESERVED
96
Description

Switch Settings

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced

Extended
Use

OPT - 96 Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 131 -
97. Skew depiction - Individual / overall

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
SKEW DEPICTION -
INDIVIDUAL / OVERALL 97
Description
This Option Switch controls how Skew pipe sections containing Branch
connections are depicted in terms of the Skew indication on the isometric.
Such Skews may be shown with either a series of separate Box / Triangle
enclosures - one per Branch, or alternatively, a single overall one.

Switch Settings

0 Default for a Single Overall Box / Triangle enclosure around the


complete Skew section.
1 For individual Box / Triangle Skew enclosures to each Branch.

Switch Layout
1 Switch
Position
0

Either
Setting
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
First
DEV. NO. 53 - ISOPLOT PROGRAM UPDATE. Introduced 6.0 MAR 91
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use
9999
O.S. Details

OPT - 97
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 132 -
98. Spare switch

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

SPARE SWITCH
98
Description

Switch Settings

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced

Extended
Use

OPT - 98
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 133 -
99. Skew depiction - Style

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

SKEW DEPICTION - STYLE


99
Description

Controls whether Skewed pipe sections are drawn with either Box or
Triangle Skew depiction on the isometric, together with the form of Skew
Dimensioning to be used.
A secondary option allows the selection of a mixture of 2D Skew Triangles
and 3D Skew Box depiction.
Skew Dimensioning options offer either normal Dimensioning format
(with witness lines etc.) or a simplified form when using Skew Triangle
format (actual Dimensions positioned along sides of Triangles with no
witness lines)
Switch Settings This Option Switch is in three parts.
SWITCH POSITION 1 - Skew depiction style + Dimension style.

0 Default for Skew Box depiction with normal dimensioning.


Dimension Line standout as per Option Switch 8.
1 Skewed Triangle depiction with normal dimensioning.
Dimension Line position as per Option Switch 8.
2 Skewed Triangle depiction with normal dimensioning.
Dimension Line position as per Option Switch 100.
3 Skewed Triangle depiction with alternative dimensioning.
Actual dimensions positioned close to sides of Triangle with
no witness lines. Dimensions positioned in relation to
Triangle as set in Option Switch 100
Switch Layout
3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Blank, All
Blank
1 or 2 Settings ( Continued overpage )
or 1
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 11 - SKEWED (OFFSET) AND First
FALLING PIPELINE INDICATION. Introduced 5.4 APR 87
Related Option Switches. 8.11.0 APR 03
Extended Details
8 8 O.S.
O.S. 6767 O.S.70 97O.S. 100
70 O.S. 97 100 Use

OPT - 99 Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 134 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

SKEW DEPICTION - STYLE


99 Cont.
Switch Settings ( Continued from previous page )

SWITCH POSITION 2 - Mixture of 3D Boxes and 2D Triangles.

0 All Skew indications as set in Switch Position 1.


1 For a Mixture of Skew indication types.
3D Skews indicated with Boxes.
2D Skews indicated with Triangles.

SWITCH POSITION 3 - Skew Angles

0 Skew angles not shown.


1 Skew angles shown with arrow heads on the arc radius.
2 Skew angles shown without arrow heads on the arc radius.

( NOTE - In order to use this facility the user is required to select


Triangle depiction of the skewed section i.e. Position 1 of Option Switch
99 set to 1, 2 or 3. If Skew Box depiction is selected then no Skew Angles
will be output )

Related Program Development Specs.

8 67 70 97 100 Details

OPT - 99
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 135 -
100. Skew depiction - Dimension line standout

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
SKEW DEPICTION -
DIMENSION LINE STANDOUT 100
Description
Allows the Dimension Line Standout distance used on Box or Triangle Skew
Dimensions to be varied from the value set in Option Switch 8.

Switch Settings

0 Default such that if Option Switch 99 = 0, 1, 2, 10, 11 or 12


then the Dimension Line Standout Setting defined in Option
Switch 8 is used.
Or,
if Option Switch 99 = 3, or 13 then the default Dimension
Position is 4 mm.
Value Where Value is an alternative Dimension Line Standout in 1/10
mm. e.g. 120 = 12 mm.

Switch Layout
3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Zero or
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 11 - SKEWED (OFFSET) AND First
FALLING LINE INDICATION. Introduced 5.4 APR 87
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use Details
9999
O.S.

OPT - 100 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 136 -
101. Skew depiction - Triangle hatching

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
SKEW DEPICTION -
TRIANGLE HATCHING 101
Description
Controls the features of the Skew Triangle Hatching facility.
Hatching On / Off , the pitch and maximum length of the Hatching lines to
be plotted can also be controlled.

Switch Settings This Option Switch is in two parts.

SWITCH POSITIONS 1 & 2 - Hatching On / Off + Hatch Spacing.


0 Default to set Skew Hatching Off.
1 To set Skew Hatching On with a default Hatch Line pitch of
1 mm.
Value Where Value equals an alternative Hatch Line pitch in 1/10 mm.
e.g. For 2 mm Hatch Line pitch set 20.

SWITCH POSITIONS 3 & 4 - Hatch Line Cut-Off Length.


Blank Default for No Hatch Line Cut-Off value.
All Triangles will be fully Hatched.
Value Where Value equals Hatch Line Cut-Off Length in whole mm.
e.g. For 25 mm cut-off value, enter 25.
In this case Hatch lines in excess of 25 mm. long will not be
plotted. This gives a partial Hatched effect.

Switch Layout
4 3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Blank or All
Value Settings
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 11 - SKEWED (OFFSET) AND FALLING
PIPELINE INDICATION. First
DEV. NO. 53 - ISOPLOT PROGRAM UPDATE. Introduced 5.4 APR 87
Related Option Switches. Extended 6.0 MAR 91
Use Details
9999
O.S.

OPT - 101 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 137 -
102. Skew depiction - Hatching clearance

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
SKEW DEPICTION -
HATCHING
CLEARANCE
102
Description
Controls the physical size of the Un-hatched Gaps (White Areas) to be left
local to the Pipeline, Pipeline In-line components and any Dimensions or
Text elements that fall within any Skew Triangle Hatching.

Switch Settings This Option Switch is in three parts.

SWITCH POSITIONS 1 & 2 - Gap local to Pipeline.


0 Default for Gap local to Pipeline of 2.5 mm.
Value Where Value is an alternative Gap in 1/10 mm.

SWITCH POSITIONS 3 & 4 - Gap local to In-line Components.


0 or blank Default for Gap local to In-line Components of 2.5 mm.
Value Where Value is an alternative Gap in 1/10 mm.

SWITCH POSITIONS 5 & 6 - Gap local to Dimensions and Text.


Blank Default for Gap local to Dimensions/Text of 1.5 mm.
Value Where Value is an alternative Gap in 1/10 mm

Switch Layout
6 5 4 3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Blank or Blank, Zero Zero or


Value or Value Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date

DEV. NO. 53 - ISOPLOT PROGRAM UPDATE. First


Introduced 6.0 MAR 91
Related Option Switches. Extended
101
O.S. 101 Use
Details

OPT - 102
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 138 -
103. Spare switch

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

SPARE SWITCH
103
Description

Switch Settings

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced

Extended
Use

OPT - 103 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 139 -
104. Spare switch

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

SPARE SWITCH
104
Description

Switch Settings

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced

Extended
Use

OPT - 104
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 140 -
105. Spare switch

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

SPARE SWITCH
105
Description

Switch Settings

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced

Extended
Use

OPT - 105
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 141 -
106. Spare switch

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

SPARE SWITCH
106
Description

Switch Settings

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced

Extended
Use

OPT - 106
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 142 -
107. Spare switch

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

SPARE SWITCH
107
Description

Switch Settings

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced

Extended
Use

OPT - 107
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 143 -
108. Pipeline splitting - In tube

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

PIPELINE SPLITTING - IN TUBE


108
Description
Allows the User to control the actions to be taken by the program whenever
the ISOGEN Automatic Pipeline Split facility selects a Split Point that is
located in a straight length of Tube.
There are three options, as described below.

Switch Settings
0 Default for Pipeline Splitting to function as normal when the Split
point occurs along a section of Tube. The relevant Split Point
information will be passed back to the 3D Design System via the
Isometric Repeatability File, if being used.
1 If a Pipeline Split occurs along a section of Tube, the Warning
Message - "UNACCEPTABLE SPLIT POINT" is written to the
Message File. No plots are produced and No information will be
written to the Isometric Repeatability File for the Pipeline.
2 If a Pipeline Split occurs along a section of Tube, the Warning
Message - "UNACCEPTABLE SPLIT POINT" is written to the
Message File. Plots are produced with the message
"UNACCEPTABLE SPLIT" plotted at the top of each affected
drawing. No information will be written to the Isometric
Repeatability File for the Pipeline.

Switch Layout
1 Switch
Position
0

All
Settings
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
First
DEV. NO. 48 - ISOMETRIC REPEATABILITY. Introduced 6.0 MAR 91
Related Option Switches. Extended Details
109
O.S. 109 Use

OPT - 108 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 144 -
109. Repeatability file content

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

REPEATABILITY FILE CONTENT


109
Description
Controls the type of Repeatability Information that is passed back to the
host 3D Design System in the Isometric Return file.
Also controlled is the actual Type of Return file that is required. The File
Type options are :-
1) An old style system data file that only contains 'Successful Plot'
information. (File identifier is FOR052).
2) A new style Return File that is generated as a system data file. (File
identifier is FOR052).
3) A new style Return File that has a User defined file name.
4) A new style Return File that has additional spool information.
5) Option for ASCII output.
Switch Settings This Option Switch is in eight parts.
SWITCH POSITION 1 - Return File Type.

0 Default for Standard Return File type (FOR052) containing


just a list of successfully processed pipelines.
1 For New Style format using a User Named file or FOR052
System data file if there is No User Named file.
2 For New Style Repeatability File containing new records for
spool information.
3 ASCII old style.
4 ASCII new style.

Switch Layout
8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Either Setting
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 48 - ISO REPEATABILITY Phase I. First
DEV. NO. 58 - ISO REPEATABILITY Phase II. Introduced 6.0 MAR 91
DEV.NO. 86H - REPEATABILITY FILE UPGRADE
Details
Related Option Switches. Extended 7.0 OCT 93
Use
8.5.4 DEC 00
Switches
by number
ISSUE 3 OPT - 109
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 145 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

REPEATABILITY FILE CONTENT


109 Contd.
SWITCH POSITION 2 - Data Extraction Start Point
0 Default for the Data Extraction Start Point not to be written
to the Return File.
1 For Data Extraction Start Point to be written to the Return
File.

SWITCH POSITION 3 - Pipeline Split Point Information


0 Default for Split Point Information Not to be written to the
Return File.
1 For the Split Point to be written to the Return File.

SWITCH POSITION 4 - Spool Number Identifier Information


0 Default for Spool Number Identifiers not to be written to the
Return File.
1 For Spool Number Identifies to be written to the Return File.
2 For full alphanumeric Spool Identifiers to be written to the
Return File. (Maximum of 4 characters).

SWITCH POSITION 5 - Component Information


0 Default for Component Information not to be written to the
Return File.
1 For Component Information to be written to the Return File.
2 For full alphanumeric Component Information to be written
to the Return File. (Maximum of 4 characters).

SWITCH POSITION 6 - By-pass component re-ordering


0 Re-ordering of components at By-pass closure points to be
done.
1 No re-ordering of components at By-pass closure points.

SWITCH POSITION 7 - Weld Number Information


0 Default for Weld Number Information not to be written to
the Return File.
1 For Weld Number Information to be written to the Return
File.

SWITCH POSITION 8 - Material List Part Number Information


Blank Default for Material List Part Number Information not to be Details
written to the Return File.
1 For Material List Part Number to be written to the Return
File. Switches
by number
O 109
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 146 -
110. Ghost gaps

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

GHOST GAPS
110
Description
Controls the plotted length of a Ghost Gap element.
(A Ghost Gap element is a physical 'Gap' on the plotted isometric that can
be used when generating individual Pipeline isometrics, or as a link
between related, but unconnected Pipelines on a 'System' type isometric).

Switch Settings

0 Default for the normal Minimum Gap as controlled by the


ISOGEN program.
Value Where Value is the User defined Minimum Gap dimension in
whole mm's.
Notes.
The Smallest allowable Value is 18 mm.
The Largest allowable Value is 60 mm.
The program will default to using the appropriate Maximum Value if a
setting outside these limits is detected.

Switch Layout
2 1 Switch
Position
0

Zero or
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
First 5.9 MAR 90
DEV. NO. 47 - GHOST GAP FACILITY. Introduced

Extended
Use Details

OPT - 110 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 147 -
111. Nozzles - Dotted

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

NOZZLES - DOTTED
111
Description
Controls whether or not Equipment Nozzle indicators are plotted (in
dotted line style) on the isometric drawing.
Also controls the calculation of of Nozzle Axes directions and insertion of
this information into the PCF (Piping Component File) when using the
PCFGEN program.

Switch Settings
This Option Switch is in two parts.
SWITCH POSITION 1 - Dotted Nozzle indication.
0 Default to suppress Dotted Nozzles.
1 To have Dotted Nozzles plotted on the isometric.
SWITCH POSITION 2 - Nozzle Axis direction calculation.
Blank No calculation of Nozzle Axis direction.
1 Nozzle Axis direction calculated and inserted into the PCF.

Switch Layout 2 1 Switch


Position
0

Blank Either
or one Setting
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
First 2.0 AUG 85
DEV. NO. 4 - DOTTED NOZZLE FACILITY. Introduced
PCFGEN
Extended 1.0 JUL 95
Use Details

ISSUE 2 OPT - 111 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 148 -
112. Flow arrows - Pipeline

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

FLOW ARROWS - PIPELINE


112
Description
This Option Switch controls the use of Flow Arrows that are plotted
directly on the pipe. Their purpose is to show the Pipeline's Fluid or Gas
flow Direction.
Note. A separate type of Flow Arrow which is plotted alongside in-line
fittings may also be used, either as well as, or instead of this one on Pipe.

Switch Settings

0 Default for Pipeline Flow Arrows to be plotted at the default


scale factor of 8.
1 For Pipeline Flow Arrows to be suppressed.
Value For Pipeline Flow Arrows to be plotted at an alternative scale
factor in the range Value 5 to 15 inclusive.
(Value 5 gives smaller arrows, 15 larger).
Note. This type of Flow Arrow can only be generated if the relevant
information is included in the Pipeline Input Data File.

Switch Layout
2 1 Switch
Position
0

Zero or
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 7 - USER POSITIONED FLOW First
ARROWS. 3.0 APR 86
Introduced
Related Option Switches. Extended
1717
O.S. Use
Details

OPT - 112
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 149 -
113. Material control - Pipeline identification

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
MATERIAL CONTROL -
PIPELINE IDENTIFICATION 113
Description
This Option Switch controls the format of the Pipeline Reference (that is,
Name) that is passed to the ISOGEN Material Control Transfer (MATC)
File.

Switch Settings

0 Default to pass the Full Pipeline Reference as contained in the


PIPELINE-REFERENCE record.
e.g. Pipeline Reference 6-LNG-6412A-CT15 in the Design
Database remains the same in the Material Control file.
1 To formulate a revised Pipeline Reference by stripping off the
characters outside the first and last "-" delimiting character of
the Pipeline Reference, removing the central "-" delimiter, and
then passing the remaining character string.
e.g. 6-LNG-6412A-CT15 is changed to LNG6412A in the
Material Control file.
Note. This is a very specific facility and will not function if the
PIPELINE-REFERENCE in the Pipeline Input Data File is not
in the exact form described above.

Switch Layout
1 Switch
Position
0

Either
Setting
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
First 1.0 APR 83
NONE Introduced

Extended
Use

OPT - 113
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 150 -
114. Specification break indication

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

SPECIFICATION BREAK INDICATION


114
Description
This Option Switch controls the method to be used for the indication of
Specification Breaks (Specification Changes) on the isometric.
Two optional methods are available :-
i) Single Specification indication.
Boxed message consisting of the New Specification Reference pointing to
the position on the Pipeline where the change occurs.
ii) Two Specification indication.
Two boxed messages containing the Current and New Specification
References, positioned at the point on the Pipeline where the change
occurs.

Switch Settings

0 Default to obtain the single Specification Break indication box.


1 To obtain the dual Specification Break indication boxes.

Switch Layout
1 Switch
Position
0

Either
Setting
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
First 1.0 APR 83
DEV. NO. 15 - SPEC. BREAK INDICATION. Introduced

Extended 5.0 OCT 86


Use Details

OPT - 114 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 151 -
115. Tolerance - Angle offset

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

TOLERANCE - ANGLE OFFSET


115
Description
This Option Switch controls how small Angular deviations detected in the
Pipeline Input Data File are to be interpreted and acted upon. These
deviations can lead to small unwanted Skews being generated on the
isometric.
The User may define an Angular cut-off value with this switch whereby any
Skew that is found to have an angular deviation below this value is ignored
by the program and hence not treated as a Skew.

Switch Settings

0 Default for No Angular Offset Tolerance to be set.


Value Where Value is set to the required angle tolerance in 1/100 th.
degree.
e.g. For 0.5 degree cut-off, enter 50 .

Switch Layout
3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Zero or
Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 21 - SKEW BOX CUT-OFF First
TOLERANCE. 4.2 JUL 86
Introduced

Extended
Use
Details

OPT - 115
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 152 -
116. Tolerance - Dimension offset

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

TOLERANCE - DIMENSION OFFSET


116
Description
This Option Switch controls how small Dimensional deviations detected in
the Pipeline Input Data File are to be interpreted and acted upon. These
deviations can lead to small unwanted Skews being generated on the
isometric.
The User may define a Dimensional cut-off value with this switch whereby
any offset co-ordinate numerically below this value is ignored by the
program and hence will not generate a Skew at this point.

Switch Settings

0 Default for No Dimensional Offset Tolerance to be set.


Value Where Value is set to the required Dimensional
Tolerance in 1/100 th. millimetre.
e.g. For 1.0 mm. cut-off, enter 100 .

Switch Layout
3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


DEV. NO. 21 - SKEW BOX CUT-OFF First
TOLERANCE. 4.2 JUL 86
Introduced

Extended
Use
Details

OPT - 116
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 153 -
117. Dimension round off

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DIMENSION ROUND OFF


117
Description
This Option Switch controls the "Dimension Round Off Carry-Over
function which is used to control how remainders are handled when
dimensions are being calculated and output on the isometric.
At Branch locations, this Option Switch permits the remainder part of a
dimension either to be carried over and added to the next dimension, or
discarded.
An Override carry-over option beyond current component is also available

Switch Settings

0 Default for rounding off dimensions to + or - 1mm or 1/16th


inch and carrying over any remainder to the next dimension.

1 For rounding off dimensions to + or - 1mm or 1/16th inch with


No carry-over of the remainder beyond a branch intersection

2 For rounding off dimensions to + or - 1mm or 1/16th inch with


No carry-over of the remainder beyond a current component

Switch Layout 1
Switch
0 Position

Either
Setting
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 23 - SUPPRESSION OF DIMENSION First
ROUND OFF CARRY-OVER. 5.2 MAR 87
Introduced

Extended 8.11.0 APR 03


Use

OPT - 117 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 154 -
118. Dimensions - Overall

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DIMENSIONS - OVERALL
118
Description
This Option Switch controls the use of Overall Dimensions.
The controllable options are whether Overall Dimension are to be plotted
or not, and if they are, which type. Also controllable is the Dimension Line
Stand-Out distance.
Overall Dimensions to Valve Centres are only available to Valves that have
a Spindle.

Switch Settings This Option Switch is in two parts.


SWITCH POSITION 1 - Overall Dimensions On /Off and Type.
0 Default for No Overall Dimensions.
1 For Overall Dimensions On - going across Branches
(e.g. Tees, Olets and Crosses).
2 For Overall Dimensions On - stopping at Branches
(e.g. Tees, Olets and Crosses).
3 For Overall Dimensions On - going to Valve Centres and going across
Branches (e.g. Tees, Olets and Crosses).
4 For Overall Dimensions On - going to Valve Centres but stopping at
Branches (e.g. Tees, Olets and Crosses).
(Continued over page)

Switch Layout
3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Blank or All
Value Settings
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 36 - OVERALL DIMENSIONS TO First
CENTRE-LINE OF VALVES. 5.9 MAR 90
Introduced
DEV. NO. 53 - ISOPLOT PROGRAM UPDATE.
Extended 7.0 OCT 93
Use
Details

OPT - 118
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 155 -
ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DIMENSIONS - OVERALL
118 Contd.
Description

Switch Settings
(Continued from previous page)

SWITCH POSITIONS 2 & 3 - Overall Dimension Standout.


Blank Default for No Overall Dimension Standout to be set.
Program default will be used for all Overall Dimensions.

Value Value is set to the User Specified Overall Dimension Standout


distance in whole mm's.
e.g. For 22 mm. set 22.

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced

Extended
Use
Details
OPT - 118
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 156 -
119. Dimensions / elevations - Vertical

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DIMENSIONS / ELEVATIONS - VERTICAL


119
Description
This Option Switch controls how Vertical pipe positions are indicated on
the isometric.
These may be indicated either with normal Pipe Dimensions, in the form of
vertical Co-ordinate Elevation (EL.) values, or a combination of both types.

Switch Settings

0 Default for normal Vertical pipe Dimensions. Elevations are also


indicated at intersection points when the level changes.
1 For all vertical pipe Dimensions to be suppressed and replaced by
Elevations in the form of text messages at All positions where
Dimensions would normally be output.
2 For vertical Dimensions And Elevations output at All normal
Dimensioning positions.

Switch Layout
1 Switch
Position
0

All
Settings
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date

DEV. NO. 18 - IMPROVED DIMENSIONING. First 1.0 APR 83


Introduced

Extended 5.0 OCT 86


Use
Details

OPT - 119
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 157 -
120. Tapping - Branch scale

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

TAPPING - BRANCH SCALE


120
Description
This Option Switch controls the plotted size of Tapped Branches. A Tapped
Branch is a collection of components attached to a connection Tapping Point.
This Switch is in 2 sections:
i) Tapped Branches on actual Fitting Components i.e. Valves, Flanges etc.
ii) Tapped Branches on pipe Type Components i.e. Elbows, Tees, Pipe etc.
The components in a Tapped Branch may be scaled up or down from the
size used for the main Pipeline.
Switch Settings
This Option Switch is in two parts.
SWITCH POSITION 1, 2 & 3 - Tapped Branches on Fitting Components.
0 Default for No Tapped Branch scaling.
i.e. Tapped Branches shown the same size as the main Pipeline
(100%).
Value Where Value is a number that represents an alternative
Tapped Branch scaling factor.
e.g. Enter 110 to increase scaling, 90 to decrease scaling.
(50% is the minimum recommended value).
SWITCH POSITION 4 & 5 - Tapped Branches on Pipe type Components.
Blank Default for Tapped Branch scaling at 65% of main Pipeline size.
Value Where Value is a number that represents an alternative
Tapped Branch scaling factor.
e.g. Enter 80 to increase scaling, 45 to decrease scaling.

Switch Layout
5 4 3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Blank, Zero Zero or


or Value Value

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


DEV. NO. 9 - FITTING TAP FACILITY. First
DEV. NO. 70A - TAPS ON PIPE COMPONENTS Introduced 5.0 MAR 87
Related Option Switches. Extended 7.14 MAR 98
121
O.S. 122
121 O.S. 122 Use
Details

ISSUE 3 OPT - 120


Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 158 -
121. Tapping - Branch dimensions

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

TAPPING - BRANCH DIMENSIONS


121
Description
This Option Switch controls the Dimensioning of Tapped Branches. A Tapped
Branch is a collection of components attached to a connection Tapping Point.
This Switch is in 2 sections:
i) Tapped Branches on actual Fitting Components i.e. Valves, Flanges etc.
ii) Tapped Branches on Pipe Type Components i.e. Elbows, Tees, Pipe etc.
Tapped Branches may be output on the isometric in either dimensioned, un-
dimensioned or partially dimensioned form.
Switch Settings This Option Switch is in two parts.
SWITCH POSITION 1 - Tapped Branches on Fitting Components.
0 Default for Tapped Branch Dimensions On - as set for the main
Pipeline.
1 For Tapped Branch Dimensions Off.
2 For Tapped Branch Dimensions Off except for those on Pipe and
Pipe Type Components.

SWITCH POSITION 2 - Tapped Branches on Pipe Components.


blank Default for Tapped Branch Dimensions Off.
1 Tapped Branch Dimensions On.
2 For Tapped Branch Dimensions Off except for those on Pipe and
Pipe Type Components.

Switch Layout
2 1
Position
0

Blank Zero
or Value or Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 9 - FITTING TAP FACILITY. First
DEV. NO. 70A - TAPS ON PIPE COMPONENTS Introduced 5.2 MAR 87
Related Option Switches. Extended 7.14 MAR 98
Use
120
O.S. 122
120 O.S. 122 Details

ISSUE 3 OPT - 121


Switches
by number
Switches
by name

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122. Tapping - Branch co-ordinates

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

TAPPING - BRANCH CO-ORDINATES


122
Description
This Option Switch controls the output of Co-ordinates at Tapped Branch
connection points.
(i.e. The point on the host component that the Tapped Branch is connected
to).

Switch Settings

0 Default for Tapping Point connection Co-ordinates Not to be


plotted.
1 For Tapping Point connection co-ordinates to be plotted.
2 Tapping Point connection relative to component origin.

Switch Layout
2 1 Switch
0 Position

Blank
or Value Either
Setting
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 9 - FITTING TAP FACILITY. First 5.2 MAR 87
DEV.NO.73B - TANGENTIAL BRANCH Introduced
CONNECTIONS
Extended 8.8.0 JUN 01
Related Option Switches. Use
O.S. 120 O.S. 121 Details

OPT - 122
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

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123. Instrument ID enclosure

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

INSTRUMENT ID ENCLOSURE
123
Description
This Switch controls the plotting of Instrument Name enclosures which may
be Balloons, a variety of other box type enclosures, or no enclosure.
In the case of Balloon type enclosures, when switched On, the Balloon
diameter is always generated at a size that will enclose the maximum
number of characters set in the Option Switch.

Switch Settings This Option Switch is in 3 parts.

SWITCH POSITION 1 - For Balloon type enclosures.


0 Default for No Balloon around the Instrument Name.
All the following values represent the number of plotted characters
permitted on either line within the balloon (Maximum of two lines
allowed).
1 For 1 character maximum on each line.
2 For 2 characters maximum on each line.
3 For 3 characters maximum on each line.
4 For 4 characters maximum on each line.
5 For 5 characters maximum on each line.
Note. A two line Name output is derived by inputting a $ character in the
Name at the point a new-line is required.
(Continued overpage).

Switch Layout 3 2 1 Switch


0 Position

Blank or Unused Zero or


Value Value
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 10 - INSTRUMENT BALLOON First
FACILITY. 1.0 APR 83
Introduced
VERSION 7 - RELEASE NOTES.
Extended 5.2 MAR 87
Use Details
7.0 OCT 93

OPT - 123 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

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ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

INSTRUMENT ID ENCLOSURE
123 Contd.
Description

Switch Settings
(Continued from previous page).
SWITCH POSITION 2 - Currently Unused.

SWITCH POSITION 3 - For Box type enclosures.


Blank Default for No Enclosure Box around the Instrument Name.
1 Diamond ended box enclosure.
2 Round ended box enclosure.
3 Triangle shaped box enclosure (2 characters maximum). *
4 Diamond shaped box enclosure (3 characters maximum). *
5 Square ended box enclosure.
* Because these two enclosures cannot be elongated there is a limit on the
number of characters that can be accommodated.
Notes.
i) When using any of the Box type enclosures, Switch Position 1 must be
set to zero.
ii) A two line Name output is derived by inputting a $ character in the
Name at the point a new-line is required.

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced

Extended
Use Details

OPT - 123
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

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124. Flange rotation angles

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

FLANGE ROTATION ANGLES


124
Description
This Switch controls the output of Flange Rotation Angles that are used by
the Fabricator when welding on Flanges that have to be rotated away from
the normal off centres axes.
Although the facility may be used on all types of isometrics, it is of
particularly benefit on Spool Isometrics.
When the facility is switched on there are a variety of enclosure box styles
that can be used for the output of Flange Rotation Angles on the isometric.

Switch Settings This Option Switch is in 2 parts.

SWITCH POSITION 1 - Flange Rotation Angles plotted or not.


0 Default for No Flange Rotation Angles.
1 For Flange Rotation Angles to be output.

SWITCH POSITION 2 - Enclosure Box type.


Blank Default for Un-Boxed Angle output.
1 For Diamond ended enclosure box.
2 For Round ended enclosure box.
3 For Square ended enclosure box.

Switch Layout
2 1 Switch
Position

Blank or Either
Value Setting
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
DEV. NO. 63(B) - FLANGE ROTATION ANGLES. First 7.1 JUN 94
Introduced

Extended
Use
Details

OPT - 124
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

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125. Reserved

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

RESERVED
125
Description

Switch Settings

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced

Extended
Use

OPT - 125 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

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126. Reserved

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

RESERVED
126
Description

Switch Settings

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced

Extended
Use

OPT - 126 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

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127. Isogen version / run date

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

ISOGEN VERSION / RUN DATE


127
Description
This Switch controls the optional plotting of the ISOGEN Program Version
Banner together with the Run Date and generation time of the isometric.
When switched On, this information is plotted on a single line located at the
bottom Left Hand corner of the isometric, but inside any Cut Marks that
may be present.
Alternatively, the Banner may be located just below the bottom outer line
of the Drawing Frame.

Switch Settings

0 Default for the Banner Not to be plotted.


1 Banner to be plotted.
2 Special value for Alias Ltd laserprinter.
(Moves the Banner inwards from the edge of the plot to prevent the
printer from 'clipping' the message).

Switch Layout
1 Switch
0 Position

Either
Setting
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
First 1.0 APR 83
NONE Introduced

Extended
Use Details

OPT - 127 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

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128. Fab friendly isometrics

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

FAB FRIENDLY ISOMETRICS ( FFI )


128
Description
This Switch controls three FFI conditions :-
1) The Weld Type automatically inserted at Break Points between FFI's.
2) Which FFI Gaskets & Bolts should be associated with when an FFI Split
occurs at a Flanged connection.
3) FFW Cutting Allowance association - to which side of a FFW which is
located in Pipe should any Allowance be added to.

Switch SettingsThis Option Switch is in 3 parts.


SWITCH POSITION 1 - Type of Weld inserted at FFI Break Point.
0 Default for Site Weld (SKEY = WS).
1 For User defined choice - A Pop Up Menu will be displayed for
the User to select the Weld choice (or No Weld).

SWITCH POSITION 2 - Controls which FFI the generated Gaskets &


Bolts should be associated with when an FFI Split
occurs at a Flanged connection.
Blank Default for program to always attach the Gaskets & Bolts to
a detected flange. On a pair of Flanges, this will be the First
Flange.
1 For User defined choice at most Flange positions.
(Where a Flange is positioned at the 'End' of Pipeline or
Branch then No choice is necessary).
(Continued overpage)

Switch Layout 3 2 1 Switch


Position
0

Blank Zero, blank Zero or


or one or one one
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date
First 7.3 SEP 95
Introduced

Extended
Use
Details

ISSUE 2 OPT - 128


Switches
by number
Switches
by name

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ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

FAB FRIENDLY ISOMETRICS ( FFI )


128 Contd.
Description

Switch Settings (Continued from previous page)

SWITCH POSITION 3 - FFW Cutting Allowance Association.


0 Default to have any Allowance added to the First piece of pipe found
in the Piping Data File sequence.

1 For User defined choice of nominating which side of an FFW is to


carry any Allowance.
(Once this option is selected the choice will have to be made at
all FFW's in the Pipe).

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First
Introduced

Extended
Use Details

OPT - 128
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

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129. Interactive editing

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

INTERACTIVE EDITING
129
Description
This Option Switch activates the use of the Interactive Editing function
within the SPOOLGEN system which is used to add supplementary
information to Pipeline Input Data Files.
Note. This option only operates on PC versions of ISOGEN running under
the control of the SPOOLGEN system.

Switch Settings

0 Default for the Interactive Editing System not to be activated.


1 To run the Interactive Editing System.

Switch Layout
1 Switch
Position
0

Either
Setting
Related Program Development Specs. Version Date

SPOOL DEFINITION SYSTEM. First


Introduced 7.1 JUN 94

Extended Details
Use

OPT - 129 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

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130. Development testing

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DEVELOPMENT TESTING
130
Description
This Option Switch is a special one that is reserved for use only by the
ISOGEN Administration Team for development and testing purposes.
Users must leave the setting at the default value of zero (0).

Switch Settings

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First 1.0 APR 83
NONE Introduced

Extended
Use

OPT - 130 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 170 -
131. Development testing

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DEVELOPMENT TESTING
131
Description
This Option Switch is a special one that is reserved for use only by the
ISOGEN Administration Team for development and testing purposes.
Users must leave the setting at the default value of zero (0).

Switch Settings

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First 1.0 APR 83
NONE Introduced

Extended
Use

OPT - 131 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
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132. Development testing

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DEVELOPMENT TESTING
132
Description
This Option Switch is a special one that is reserved for use only by the
ISOGEN Administration Team for development and testing purposes.
Users must leave the setting at the default value of zero (0).

Switch Settings

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First 1.0 APR 83
NONE Introduced

Extended
Use

OPT - 132 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
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133. Development testing

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DEVELOPMENT TESTING
133
Description
This Option Switch is a special one that is reserved for use only by the
ISOGEN Administration Team for development and testing purposes.
Users must leave the setting at the default value of zero (0).

Switch Settings

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First 1.0 APR 83
NONE Introduced

Extended
Use

OPT - 133 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 173 -
134. Development testing

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DEVELOPMENT TESTING
134
Description
This Option Switch is a special one that is reserved for use only by the
ISOGEN Administration Team for development and testing purposes.
Users must leave the setting at the default value of zero (0).

Switch Settings

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First 1.0 APR 83
NONE Introduced

Extended
Use

OPT - 134 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 174 -
135. Development testing

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DEVELOPMENT TESTING
135
Description
This Option Switch is a special one that is reserved for use only by the
ISOGEN Administration Team for development and testing purposes.
Users must leave the setting at the default value of zero (0).

Switch Settings

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First 1.0 APR 83
NONE Introduced

Extended
Use

OPT - 135 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
- 175 -
136. Development testing

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DEVELOPMENT TESTING
136
Description
This Option Switch is a special one that is reserved for use only by the
ISOGEN Administration Team for development and testing purposes.
Users must leave the setting at the default value of zero (0).

Switch Settings

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First 1.0 APR 83
NONE Introduced

Extended
Use

OPT - 136
Switches
by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
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137. Development testing

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DEVELOPMENT TESTING
137
Description
This Option Switch is a special one that is reserved for use only by the
ISOGEN Administration Team for development and testing purposes.
Users must leave the setting at the default value of zero (0).

Switch Settings

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First 1.0 APR 83
NONE Introduced

Extended
Use

OPT - 137 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

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138. Plotfile - DGN link and ASCII text

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.
PLOTFILE - DGN LINK
PLOTFILE - ASCII TEXT 138
Description
This Option Switch controls two functions related to the generation of DGN
format isometric output files.
On platforms that support the generation of DGN files, this Option Switch
controls the creation of a link file between the ISOGEN system and the
DGN software.
An additional option allows the User to select ASCII Text characters (as an
alternative to Vector text) for use within the DGN file.

Switch Settings This Option Switch is in three parts.


SWITCH POSITIONS 1, 2 & 3 - Currently Unused.
0 Must always be set to zero.
SWITCH POSITION 4 - Generation of ASCII characters in DGN file.
0 or blank For default of Vector Text characters.
1 For generation of ASCII characters.
SWITCH POSITION 5 - Generation of DGN format output files.
0 or blank For generation of normal plotfiles as nominated in Option
Switch 71.
1 For generation of DGN format output files.
Option Switch 71 must be set to a value of 6.

Switch Layout
5 4 3 2 1 Switch
Position
0

Blank or Zero Zero


one Blank or one

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First 6.0 MAR 91
Introduced
Related Option Switches. Extended
Use
7171
O.S.

OPT - 138 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
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139. Development testing

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DEVELOPMENT TESTING
139
Description
This Option Switch is a special one that is reserved for use only by the
ISOGEN Administration Team for development and testing purposes.
Users must leave the setting at the default value of zero (0).

Switch Settings

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First 1.0 APR 83
NONE Introduced

Extended
Use

OPT - 139 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

ALIAS
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140. Development testing

ISOGEN Options
Switch Title Option Switch No.

DEVELOPMENT TESTING
140
Description
This Option Switch is a special one that is reserved for use only by the
ISOGEN Administration Team for development and testing purposes.
Users must leave the setting at the default value of zero (0).

Switch Settings

Switch Layout

Related Program Development Specs. Version Date


First 1.0 APR 83
NONE Introduced

Extended
Use

OPT - 140 Switches


by number
Switches
by name

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Plotfile length

PLOTFILE LENGTH O.S. 1

N N N N

N N N N

Maximum Plotfile Length


e.g. 3275 mm

This Option Switch only operates on plotters that use a plot roll rather
than single sheets - and where OS 31 = 0 to obtain multiple isometrics in
each plotfile like that shown above.

(It is not effective if OS 31=1 - when each plotfile will contain only a single
isometric - and hence is not used when single DXF or DGN plotfiles are
produced for importing into a 2D graphics system like AutoCAD or
MicroStation - when the isometrics are usually sent to a laser printer for
plotting).

Note. Some older plotters (like Benson Electrostatic) used to have a


maximum plotfile length of 3275 mm which is the default value.
Other similar plotters use a different maximum length value.

Under these settings the program considers the physical drawing size
and stacking arrangement - and will output the maximum number of
isometrics it can into each plotfile produced.
For example, if 20 isometrics were produced, you could get 3 plotfiles -
two with 8 isometrics each in them - and one with 4 isometrics.

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Cut piece numbering / list type

CUT PIECE NUMBERING / LIST TYPE O.S. 2

<4
>

This example shows


Numeric Identifiers
<1
>
<2>
<3>

This is the New Style Cut Piece List


(OS 2 Pos. 2 = 1)
- the Old Style is no longer
recommended.

Cut Piece identifiers are enclosed in brackets like this <1>

The identifiers may be :-


Number based - like this <1> (OS 2 Pos. 3 = 0).
or Alpha based - <A> (OS 2 Pos. 3 = 1).

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Drawing trim marks

DRAWING TRIM MARKS O.S. 3

N N N

N N N
Drawing Height

Drawing Width

Drawing Trim
Marks

Like OS1 - the facility provided by this Option Switch is really


only beneficial on plotters that use a plot roll rather than single
sheets.
Drawing Trim Marks are plotted at the extremities of each
isometric drawing - the distance away from the frame being the
margin settings.
Trimming to the marks provides the exact drawing size.

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Drawing text size

DRAWING TEXT SIZE O.S. 4

Controls the text size for all generated characters


in this region of the isometric.

SMALL CHARACTERS - 2.1 MM


MEDIUM CHARACTERS - 2.4 MM
LARGE CHARACTERS - 2.8 MM
EXTRA LARGE CHARACTERS - 3.5 MM
EXTRA LARGE CHARACTERS - 4.2MM
EXTRA LARGE CHARACTERS - 4.9MM

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Co-ordinates: Connection/connectivity

CO-ORDINATES - CONNECTION/ CONNECTIVITY O.S. 5

POS 1 = 0 POS 1 =1

POS 2 = 0 POS 2 = 1

This text is on This text is on


ATEXT -240 ATEXT -240

POS 3 = 0 POS 3 = 1 1 OF 3

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CO-ORDINATES - CONNECTION/ CONNECTIVITY O.S 5

Text is on Text is on
ATEXT -241 ATEXT -241

POS 4 = 0 POS4 =1

POS 5 = 0 POS 5 = 1

POS 6 = 0 POS 6 = 1 2 OF 3

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CO-ORDINATES - CONNECTION/ CONNECTIVITY O.S. 5

Text is on
ATEXT -242
Text is on
ATEXT -242

POS 7 = 0 POS 7 =1

Text comes
from the -47
Text comes record
from the -47
record

POS 8 = 0 POS 8 =1
3 OF 3

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Date output

DATE OUTPUT O.S. 6

These
Date formats .......................... settings use
28/03/96........
British 28 MAR 96 - OS 6 = 0 .......................... the
..........................
European28/03/96 - OS 6 = 1 .......................... Date entry in
..........................
American03/28/96 - OS 6 = 2 .......................... the
..........................
No Date output on Iso - OS 6 = 3 .......................... Piping Data
..........................
File
(IDF or PCF)

These
settings get
the Date
British 21 APR 96 - OS 6 =10 entry from
European21/04/96 - OS 6 = 11 your
American04/21/96 - OS 6 = 12 computer on
the day of
processing

The word DATE is in ATEXT -250

Month names are in ATEXT's -258 to -269

Use the ISOGEN -14 record to position the Date with TEXTPOS
(Text Positioning).

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Pipeline splitting: User control

PIPELINE SPLITTING - USER CONTROL O.S. 7

Set OS 7 = 0 for automatic N


drawing splitting N
(this is the normal setting)
N
- the amount of information on 3/3
each DRG is controlled
2/3
by the program but may be
increased or decreased by use 1/3
of OS 38

N
Alternatively - to override N
automatic splitting - set the
Switch value to required number
of DRG's 2/2

1/2
e.g. For 2 DRG's set OS 7 = 2

Warning ! A dictated number of DRG's would only be set for a


single nominated pipeline - on completion of which the value should
be reset to 0

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Dimension line standout

DIMENSION LINE STANDOUT O.S. 8

Layer 2
STRING /
COMPOSITE
Layer 1
MESSAGES / SUPPORTS

Layer 3
OVERALL

Dimension Standout Distance varies


with the character text size -
Small text - Medium text - Large text -
OS 4 = 1 OS 4 =0 OS 4 = 2
Layer 1 - 6 mm Layer 1 - 7 mm Layer 1 - 8 mm
Layer 2 - 12 mm Layer 2 - 14 mm Layer 2 - 16 mm
Layer 3 - 18 mm Layer 3 - 21 mm Layer 3 - 24 mm

Extra Large text - Extra Large text - Extra Large text -


OS 4 = 3 OS 4 =4 OS 4 = 5
Layer 1 - 9 mm Layer 1 - 10 mm Layer 1 - 11 mm
Layer 2 - 18 mm Layer 2 - 20 mm Layer 2 - 22 mm
Layer 3 - 27 mm Layer 3 - 30 mm Layer 3 - 33 mm

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Dimension form

DIMENSION FORM O.S. 9


String Dimensions Composite Dimensions
OS 9 Pos. 1 = 0 OS 9 Pos. 1 = 3

1 of 3

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DIMENSION FORM O.S. 9

String, Support / Message &


Reference Dimensions all ON
OS 9 Pos. 1 = 0
Reference
Dimension

Message
Dimension

String & Support / Message String Dimensions Suppressed.


Dimensions Suppressed. Support / Message & Reference
Only Reference Dimensions ON Dimensions ON
OS 9 Pos. 1 = 1 OS 9 Pos. 1 = 2

2 of 3

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DIMENSION FORM O.S. 9
Full String Dimensions
OS 9 Pos. 1 = 4

Gasket Dimensioning.
(Gaskets here are 2 mm thick)

OS 9 Pos. 2 = 0 OS 9 Pos. 2 =1
(Gasket thickness (Gasket thickness
not included) is included)

American style Dimensions.


(Dimension on top of line).
OS 9 Pos. 3 = 1

3 of 3

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Drawing margins

DRAWING MARGINS O.S. 10, 11, 12, 13

Top
Drawing Frame
OS 12

Left Right

OS 10 OS 11

Bottom
Paper Size
OS 13 e.g. A2 , ANSI 'C size, etc.

Note.
These Margins must be set when using either :-
The standard ISOGEN Drawing Frame or

A User Defined Drawing Frame

Also - a large side margin (left or right) must be set to suit the width of a
Style 3 or 4 BOM.

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Drawing size: Postscript plotter size

DRAWING SIZE - STANDARD


O.S. 14
& POSTSCRIPT PLOTTER SIZE

Standard Paper Size


e.g. A2, ANSI 'C' size, etc.

This OS sets standard Drawing sizes - All the European 'A' series
paper sizes or the American ANSI sizes ('A' to 'E').
(For non-standard Drawing sizes - use OS 15 & 16).

Switch Positions 3 & 4 permits 'direct' PostScript files to be plotted at a


reduced scale.

Apparent size to ISOGEN - A2 Actual plotted size - A3

Note. This effect can also be achieved by plotting out of a


2D
graphics system - like AutoCAD or MicroStation.

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Drawing size: Height and width

DRAWING SIZE - HEIGHT & WIDTH O.S. 15, 16

Height

Width

This OS sets non-standard Drawing sizes .

e.g. For a Drawing 300 mm High X 400 mm Wide


Set OS 15 = 300 & OS 16 = 400

(For standard Drawing sizes - use OS 14).

Notes.
Any settings in these two Option Switches causes any setting in OS
14 Pos. 1 & 2 to be ignored.
However, any setting in OS 14 Pos. 3 & 4 will not be ignored. This

means 'direct' PostScript files of a non-standard Drawing size may


produced at a reduced scale - in the same way that standard
Drawings can be.

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Flow Arrows: On components

FLOW ARROWS - ON COMPONENTS O.S. 17

The arrow direction (and hence fluid flow or gas flow direction)
is controlled from the 3D Design System.

When called for by setting OS 17 = 0 - most normal in-line components


will have this Flow Arrow plotted alongside.

Note that there is an alternative type of Flow Arrow to this one.


See OS 112 for details of a Flow Arrow that is plotted directly on the
Pipe.

It is normal to use only one of the available Flow Arrows.


Most Users now prefer the one controlled from OS 112.

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Drawing frame: Program standard

DRAWING FRAME - PROGRAM STANDARD O.S. 18

This OS allows you to switch the standard ISOGEN Drawing Frame ON or


OFF.

Drawing Frame
ON

OS 18 = 0

This is the default


4-AR-4000

Drawing Frame OFF

OS 18 = 1

4-AR-4000

The standard Drawing Frame is always switched OFF when


you are employing a User Defined Backing Frame.

For full details of the techniques used in making User Defined Backing
Frames - see the Training Slide that covers all aspects of that facility.

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Sloping pipeline indication method

SLOPING PIPELINE INDICATION METHOD O.S. 19

This is how Falling Pipelines are indicated.

The default setting of value zero shows the Falls angle in


Degrees like that above.

Values of 1 to 5 show the Fall expressed in alternative ways.

A Value of 6 suppresses the Fall indication altogether


- like this

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Sloping pipeline indication limit

SLOPING PIPELINE INDICATION LIMIT O.S. 20

This Option Switch works in conjunction with OS 19.

It sets the cut-off value that determines what steepness of


slope should be shown as a Fall - and what should not.

Referring to the example on slide OS 19 - if the cut-off value for that


pipeline was set to 4 (it was set to 6) then the slope would be shown
like this.

This is because the actual slope is now steeper than the cut-off value.

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Isometric type

ISOMETRIC TYPE O.S. 21

OS 21 = 0
Combined isometric - A Full size iso containing Erector and
Fabricator information

Fab materials

Erection materials

1 OF 7

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ISOMETRIC TYPE O.S. 21

OS 21 = 1
Erection / Offshore isometric - A Full size iso containing only
Erector Information

Erection or Offshore materials only

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ISOMETRIC TYPE O.S. 21

OS 21 = 2
Fabrication isometric - A Full size iso containing only Fabrication
Information
Fab materials only

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ISOMETRIC TYPE O.S. 21

OS 21 = 6
Spool isometric - Smaller size isos containing only single pipe
spools - with 'as-built' orientation

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ISOMETRIC TYPE O.S. 21

OS 21 = 4
Spool isometric - Smaller size isos containing only single pipe spools -
with 'flat' orientation

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ISOMETRIC TYPE O.S. 21

OS 21 = 10
A special type of isometric which has no pipeline graphics.

The drawing region is left blank for the pipeline isometric to be


added - either manually or with a 2D draughting system.

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ISOMETRIC TYPE O.S. 21

OS 21 =100
A special Test isometric. This example is Combined isometric

On a test isometric all numeric


values are substituted with a string
of XXXX characters like this

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Cut piece add-on allowances

CUT PIECE ADD-ON ALLOWANCES O.S. 22

Actual Nominal position of Loose flange


position
Added on length of cut
pipe (e.g. 175 mm) - to
allow for adjustment of
pipe on site before Normal cut length
welding on flange
Increased cut length

1) Loose Flange

Actual Nominal Position


position of
Field Fit Weld

Nozzle Normal cut length

Increased cut length

2) FFW

Normal cut length

Increased cut length

3) Shop Test Weld

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Material list: Controls and file type

MATERIAL LIST - CONTROLS & M/C FILE TYPE O.S. 23

OS 23 = 100 - Style 1 Material List


This is the Standard BOM - it has fixed content and layout
It does not require an MLD control file

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MATERIAL LIST - CONTROLS & M/C FILE TYPE O.S. 23

'U' Pre-fixes
on Bends

Separate
material
entries

'B' Pre-fix on
field welds

OS 23 = 110 - Special Type Material List


Used by Siemens - is a variation on Style 1
Does not require an MLD control file
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MATERIAL LIST - CONTROLS & M/C FILE TYPE O.S. 23

OS 23 = 200 - Style 2 Material List


Has the overall appearance of a Style 1 but this of Style of
BOM has User defined content and layout
Requires an MLD control file
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MATERIAL LIST - CONTROLS & M/C FILE TYPE O.S. 23

23

OS 23 = 220 - Style 2 Material List


Same as the previous example except here, Alphabetic pointers are
used
Requires an MLD control file
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MATERIAL LIST - CONTROLS & M/C FILE TYPE O.S. 23

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OS 23 = 300 - Style 3 Material List


Uses a completely different concept to Style 1 or 2 - this type is
plotted onto a User defined backing sheet where each BOM entry is
positioned at a specific X-Y co-ordinate position
Requires an MLD control file containing basic X-Y co-ordinate
details
For further information - see the Material List slides
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MATERIAL LIST - CONTROLS & M/C FILE TYPE O.S. 23

Spool Information

All materials except


Gaskets & Bolts have
unique suffix type ID
numbers e.g. this
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elbow is part
number 6.4

OS 23 = 400 - Style 4 Material List


Same concept as Style 3 but this one also shows material usage for
each Spool
Like the Style 3 - requires an MLD control file containing basic X-Y
co-ordinate details

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MATERIAL LIST - CONTROLS & M/C FILE TYPE O.S. 23

OS 23 = 10200 - Another type of Style 2 Material List


Here, there are no sub-headings and the BOM is partitioned into
groups
Requires an MLD control file

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MATERIAL LIST - CONTROLS & M/C FILE TYPE O.S. 23

-6 6"-ASC-6900
-14 02/08/96
-8 1
-9 P-5000
-10 AR-102
-11 CS-150
-12 150#
-14 01/03/96
-17 PNT-23
-19 200C
50 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
60 120 96 146 64 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
100 96 0 0 149 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
-20 PAW-40
100 64 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
-20 PAW-40
200 96 96 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
-20 TAMF-6X6
200 96 64 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
-20 RAM-E40FF-6X4
200 96 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
-20 EAM-90L40
300 96 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
-20 FAM-150WN40
300 64 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
-20 FAM-150WN40
400 96 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
-20 JFA-150R2
400 64 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
-20 JFA-150R2
500 12 0 0 8 2 85 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
-20 BAA-3/4X85
500 10 0 0 16 2 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
-20 BAA-5/8X75

OS 23 Position 4 = 0 - Showing Standard Material Control File


output
This can be loaded into the Users Material Control System
This is the old original type containing fixed, non-User defined
information
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MATERIAL LIST - CONTROLS & M/C FILE TYPE O.S. 23

PIPELINE DRG ITEM MAIN SEC


REF NO CODE BORE BORE QTY
-------- --- ---- ---- ---- ---
6"-ASC-6900 1 PAW-40 6 6 14.863 M
6"-ASC-6900 1 PAW-40 4 4 0.674 M
6"-ASC-6900 1 TAMF-6X6 6 6 1
6"-ASC-6900 1 RAM-E40FF-6X4 6 4 2
6"-ASC-6900 1 EAM-90L40 6 6 3
6"-ASC-6900 1 FAM-150WN40 6 6 1
6"-ASC-6900 1 FAM-150WN40 4 4 2
6"-ASC-6900 1 JFA-150R2 6 6 1
6"-ASC-6900 1 JFA-150R2 4 4 2
6"-ASC-6900 1 BAA-3/4X85 3/4 3/4 8
6"-ASC-6900 1 BAA-5/8X75 5/8 5/8 16

OS 23 Position 4 = 1 - Showing User Defined Material Control


File output
This type permits variable content and layout
It requires an MLD File
This can also be loaded into the Users Material Control System

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Material list: Pipeline/drawing

MATERIAL LIST - PIPELINE / DRAWING O.S. 24

OS 24 Position 1 controls whether Material Lists are produced by :-


Drawing - OS 24 Pos 1 = 0
Pipeline - OS 24 Pos 1 = 1

Drawing (spool iso material part numbers will match full iso

material part numbers) - OS 24 Pos 1 = 2


Pipeline (spool iso material list numbers will match full iso

material list numbers) - OS 24 Pos 1 = 3

However, this is only relevant on Split isos having more than 1 drawing
Case 1) OS 24 Pos 1 = 0 - Material List by Drawing
OS 24 Pos 1 = 3 - Material list by Drawing (appears in this
form on both full and spool isos, all part numbers match)

These are individual Drawing totals

DRG 1/2 DRG 2/2


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MATERIAL LIST - PIPELINE / DRAWING O.S. 24

Case 2) OS 24 Pos 1 = 1 - Material List by Pipeline


OS 24 Pos 1 = 3 - Material list by Pipeline (appears in this
form on both full and spool isos, all part numbers match)

These are
grouped up totals
- for the complete
pipeline

DRG 1/2 DRG 2/2


(BOM area is blank)

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MATERIAL LIST - PIPELINE / DRAWING O.S. 24

OS 24 Position 2 controls the way Pipe Lengths are reported on


the BOM
There are 3 styles each for Metric and Imperial lengths

Metric - OS 24 Pos 2 = Blank Imperial - OS 24 Pos 2 = Blank

Metric - OS 24 Pos 2 = 1 Imperial - OS 24 Pos 2 = 1

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Material list position

MATERIAL LIST - POSITION O.S. 25

OS 25 Position 1 controls the location of where the BOM is plotted


- on the Left Hand or Right Hand side of the isometric

This only affects Styles 1 & 2 Material Lists, not Style 3 & 4

OS 25 Pos 1 = 0
BOM on LH side

OS 25 Pos 1 = 1
BOM on RH side

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TITLE BLOCK - POSITION O.S. 25

OS 25 Position 2 controls where the Title Block is printed


relative to the BOM
It may be :-
In the default position at the bottom RH corner

Printed at the bottom of the BOM

Suppressed completely

OS 25 Position 2 = blank
Title Block in default position

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TITLE BLOCK - POSITION O.S. 25

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OS 25 Position 2 = 1
Title Block at bottom of BOM

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TITLE BLOCK - POSITION O.S. 25

OS 25 Position 2 = 2
Title Block suppressed

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Material list: Descriptions

MATERIAL LIST - DESCRIPTIONS O.S. 26

Switch Position 1 to suppress Item Descriptions only applies to


Style 1 BOM as this function is controlled from the MLD for all other
Styles (2, 3 and 4)

Example 1 - Style 1 BOM with OS 26 = 0

No Descriptions

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No Blank Lines
between entries

Example 2 - Style 1 BOM with OS 26 = 11

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Material list: Text size

MATERIAL LIST - TEXT SIZE O.S. 27

Controls the text size for all generated characters


in this region of the isometric.

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SMALL CHARACTERS - 2.1 MM


MEDIUM CHARACTERS - 2.4 MM
LARGE CHARACTERS - 2.8 MM
EXTRA LARGE CHARACTERS - 3.5 MM
EXTRA LARGE CHARACTERS - 4.2MM
EXTRA LARGE CHARACTERS - 4.9MM

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Material list: Item code length

MATERIAL LIST - ITEM CODE LENGTH O.S. 28

The longest Item Code on this the project for this example is
13 characters. Hence, OS 26 should be set to 13.

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Material list: Line spacing

MATERIAL LIST - LINE SPACING O.S. 29

The BOM listing can be made to look shorter


or longer by changing the Line Spacing

100% 90%

Full length BOM list Shorter BOM list


OS 29 = 0 or 100 OS 29 = 90
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Material list: Continuation method

MATERIAL LIST - CONTINUATION METHOD O.S. 30

BOM Overflow
onto second
Material List area

LSS250

Case 1 - OS 30 = 0

LSS250 1/2
BOM overflow
onto Dummy
N
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LSS250 2/2

Case 2 - OS 30 = 1

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MATERIAL LIST - CONTINUATION METHOD O.S. 30

LSS250 1/1

BOM overflow
onto Dummy '1A' sheet

Case 3 - OS 30 = 2
LSS250 1A

N
Case 4 - OS 30 = 10

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isometric called 1/1

MSS150 1/1

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Drawing output: File/screen

DRAWING OUTPUT - FILE / SCREEN O.S. 31

OS 31 = 0 N N N N

(and OS 1 =
3275)
N N N N

Multiple isometrics all in one plotfile

(Most economic method when plotfiles


are going straight to a paper roll type plotter)

OS 31 = 1 N N N N

Iso 1 Iso 2 Iso 3 Iso 4

Each isometric produced in a separate plotfile

(Used when plotfiles are DXF or DGN for loading


into a 2D graphics system or when plotfiles are
going straight to a laser printer)

OS 31 = 2
N

Isometrics sent to the screen (Does not work on PC)

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Drawing output: Scaling

DRAWING OUTPUT - SCALING O.S. 32

N
OS 32 = 0
or 100 (Default)

CWS100
Full size isometrics

OS 32 = 71
(71% of nominated Drawing
size)

CWS100

Reduced size isometrics

Notes
1) With this Option Switch the whole of the isometric (frame and
inner contents) is re-scaled
2) If you are using a 2D graphics system such as AutoCAD and you
want to produce scaled down isometrics (e.g. effectively A2 size - but
scaled down to A3 on output) then that reduction should be done in the
graphics system, not with this Option Switch

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Drawing output: Picture scale

DRAWING OUTPUT - PICTURE SCALE O.S. 34

N
OS 34 = 0
or 100 (Default)

CWS100
Normal picture scale

OS 34 = 150
(150% of nominated
Drawing size)

CWS100

Increased picture scale

Unlike OS 32 - this Option Switch only affects the picture part of the
isometric. Everything else remains the same size.

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Drawing: Reserved areas

DRAWING - RESERVED AREAS O.S. 35

Reserved Area distance Reserved Area distance


for Drawing Region for Material List

Reserved Area is actually a distance setting which must always be in


mm's - even if you are an Imperial Units User

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Drawing output: Stacking value

DRAWING OUTPUT - STACKING VALUE O.S. 36

N N N N

Single stacking
OS 36 = 0 or 1

N N N N

N N N N

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OS 36 = 2

Like OS 1 - this Option Switch only operates on plotters that use a plot
roll rather than single sheets - and where OS 31 = 0 to obtain multiple
isometrics in each plotfile like that shown above.

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Drawing output: Stacking orientation

DRAWING OUTPUT - STACKING ORIENTATION O.S. 37

N N N N

Along the plot roll


OS 37 = 0
N

Across the plot roll


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OS 37 = 1

Again, this Option Switch only operates on plotters that use a plot roll
rather than single sheets - and where OS 31 = 0 to obtain multiple
isometrics in each plotfile like that shown above.

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Pipeline splitting: Automatic

PIPELINE SPLITTING - AUTOMATIC O.S. 38

Example of Pipeline Splitting.

WS150 DRG 1/2

WS150 DRG 2/2

Here, OS 38 is set to the default value 0 (or 100).


The result is two drawings - each with approximately
the same amount of information

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PIPELINE SPLITTING - AUTOMATIC O.S. 38

WS150 DRG 1/1

By setting OS 38 to value 120 - more information will


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This results in only a single drawing being produced.

Note that care should be taken when specifying values > 100 . In
this respect the User takes full responsibility for the output results !

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Spool piece identifiers

SPOOL PIECE IDENTIFIERS O.S. 39

These are the two automatic Spool Piece Identifier types

OS 39 = 0
Numeric System

[D
]

]
[B

]
[A

OS 39 =2
Alphabetic System
[C]

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SPOOL PIECE IDENTIFIERS O.S. 39

This is how User Defined Spool Identifiers look :-

SPL A

These Identifiers may


either be entered in the
NS
4"
14
1
model by the 3D Designer
- or probed in using
35
9
SPOOLGEN

3 OS 39 = 0

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SPOOL PIECE IDENTIFIERS O.S. 39

These are alternative enclose types - controlled by OS 39 position 3

10 OS 39 Pos 3 = 1 SPL A

10 OS 39 Pos 3 = 2 SPL A

1 OS 39 Pos 3 = 3

1
OS 39 Pos 3 = 4

10 SPL A
OS 39 Pos 3 = 5

4 The are all obtainable with either Automatic or User Defined


Spool Identifiers

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OS 39 position 4 controls how Spool Drawings are identified

SPL A 6"-ASC-6000 SPL A

OS 39 Pos 4 = 0 OS 39 Pos 4 = 1

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Pipe supports

PIPE SUPPORTS O.S. 40

OS 40 = 0
String Dimensions for Pipe Supports

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Overall Dimensions for Pipe Supports
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PIPE SUPPORTS O.S. 40

OS 40 = 2
Pipe Supports Suppressed

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OS 40 = 3
Pipe Supports drawn but Un-dimensioned
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PIPE SUPPORTS O.S. 40

OS 40 = 10
Pipe Support Dimensions on Opposite Side

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Pipe Support Standout Distance = 25 mm
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Bore/dimension/weight control

BORE / DIMENSION / WEIGHT CONTROL O.S. 41

E 44998
N 225000
EL +35000 500
4"N
S
OS 41 = 0 - Mixed Units

E 147 ' 7.9/16"


N 738 ' 2.1/4" 1'
7 .11
EL +114 ' 9.5/16 /16
4"N " OS 41 = 1 - Imperial Units
S

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E 44998
N 225000
EL +35000 500 OS 41 = 2 - Metric Units
10
0N
S

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BORE / DIMENSION / WEIGHT CONTROL O.S. 41

E 44.998M
N 225.500M OS 41 Pos 2 = 1
EL +35.000M 500
4" N
Metric Co-Ordinates
S output in M.mmm format

OS 41 Pos 3 - Feet & Inch output format - including Stacked


Fractions

See the Options & AText Manual for details - no further


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example is needed here

Note that Stacked Fractions only apply to Imperial Dimensions


and currently, only operate on MicroStation DGN drawings
using a special font

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BORE / DIMENSION / WEIGHT CONTROL O.S. 41

OS 41 Pos 4 & 5 - Weight Information Output

OS 41 Pos 4 = 1
Weights output in KGS
format

OS 41 Pos 5 = 1
Component Weights are
listed as Total Weights

Total Component Weights

OS 41 Pos 4 = 1
Weights output in KGS
format

OS 41 Pos 5 = 2
Component Weights are
listed as Individual
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Weights
Individual Component Weights

Note that this Option Switch is used to control the output of basic
component Weights. More extensive Weight functionality - including
Pipe Full, Weights of Insulation, and C of G calculations - are
controlled by OS 82

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BORE / DIMENSION / WEIGHT CONTROL O.S. 41

OS 41 Pos 6 & 7 - Imperial Dimensions Output Format

OS 41 Pos 6 & 7 = 0 or Blank OS 41 Pos 6 & 7 = 12

OS 41 Pos 8 - Bore Suppression at Tees / Olets and Reducers

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Bore information plotted Bore information not plotted

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Drawing viewpoint

DRAWING VIEWPOINT O.S. 42

OS 42 = 0 (or 3) OS 42 = 7

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DRAWING VIEWPOINT O.S. 42

OS 42 = 2 OS 42 = 6

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Pipe wastage factor: areas 1 to 9

PIPE WASTAGE FACTOR - AREAS 1 TO 9 O.S. 43-51

The Isogen Pipe Wastage facility permits you (optionally) to allow


extra tube material to be provided to allow for wastage during spool
fabrication.
When the facility is used, the Pipe length entries on the Material
List are increased by a User defined amount.
_______________________

There are two parts to the Pipe Wastage facility :-


_______________________

1) The Basic Pipe Wastage Allowance is set by the User in the


Piping Model on a Plant Area number basis. This value is
expressed in terms of a percentage Wastage Factor - e.g. 10% -
and is extracted and held at pipe component level in the Piping
Data File.
Note that this basic Pipe Wastage Allowance actually operates
independently of any settings in Option Switches 43 - 51.
E.G. For a nominal tube length entry of 1000 mm which has a 10%
Wastage Factor set in the Piping Model - the actual Material List
entry would be 1000 + 10% = 1100
Note that if the Pipe Wastage Allowance is set in the Piping Data
File to zero - then setting OS 43-51 will have no effect
(because 0 X any value = 0)
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2) Any such basic Pipe Wastage Factor set in the Piping Model
may then be (optionally) overridden and increased (Note. never
decreased) by the Isogen User through the use of Option Switches
43 to 51.
E.G. For the example given in 1) above, if the pipe there was in
Plant Area 2 and the Wastage Allowance needed to be increased
to 20% - then Option Switch 44 would be set to 2.
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Equipment trim drawings

EQUIPMENT TRIM DRAWINGS O.S. 52

Equipment Trim isometrics are special types of drawings where


Isogen produces a document having a BOM, an outline frame and
a large empty area.

In this example the materials connected to each nozzle are grouped


up and listed separately - as shown below - this type of listing is
produced by setting OS 52 Pos 1 = 0

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The drawing part shown in green


is produced in a 2D drawing system
(like AutoCAD or MicroStation) and
is then superimposed onto the empty
area of the Isogen isometric to form a
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Weld numbering

WELD NUMBERING O.S. 53

OS 53 = 1
Small Size Weld Numbers

OS 53 = 2
Medium Size Weld Numbers

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Large Size Weld Numbers
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WELD NUMBERING O.S. 53

OS 53 = 6
Fab Welds only numbered - Medium Size

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Erection Welds only numbered - Medium Size

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WELD NUMBERING O.S. 53

This is a User Defined Weld Summary Box.


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It is generated by setting OS 53 Pos 2 = 1 and calling in a Weld
Definition File (WDF).
(For details of the WDF see the separate Welding slides).

Note that there is another type of Weld Summary Box - one that
does not require a WDF. However that type is not User Defined - it
has a fixed content and layout. Although it is generated simply by
setting OS 53 Pos 2 = 1 - it is no longer in common use.

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WELD NUMBERING O.S. 53

For details of OS 53 Positions 3 & 4 - see the front sheets - no


further explanation is needed here.

OS 53 Pos 5 Controls Weld Numbering Sequence. For example, if


you want Fabrication Welds and Erection Welds to have their own
Weld Numbering Sequence - set OS 53 Pos 5 = 1

SH2
SH1

ER1
SH3

SH4

ER2

ER3

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Example where Fabrication Example where Fabrication


and Erection Welds use the and Erection Welds use their own
same Weld Numbering Weld Numbering Sequence - OS 53
Sequence - OS 53 Pos 5 = Pos 5 = 1
blank Note that in this case individual
enclosures and Weld Number
Prefixes are recommended - as
shown here.

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Weld plotting

WELD PLOTTING O.S. 54

OS 54 = 1 - All Welds suppressed.

OS 54 = 2 - Only Site Welds plotted


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WELD PLOTTING O.S. 54

OS 54 = 0

In this example all the materials are designated Erection - this causes
all the Welds to automatically become Erection Welds as shown here

OS 54 = 4

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Changing to OS 54 = 4 causes all the Erection Welds to be changed


so they look like Fabrication Welds
(Note that in doing this - the type of weld numbers generated
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Program messages: Run information

PROGRAM MESSAGES - RUN INFORMATION O.S. 55

OS 55 = 0

ISOGEN PC VERSION 7.7

THE FOLLOWING DRAWINGS ARE IN PLOTFILE D:\P-


STDMIX\FULLISO\DXFOUT\FUL001.DXF
DRG. 1 /6"-ASC-6900
PLOTTED

OS 55 = 1
ISOGEN PC VERSION 7.7
**** ISODAT ****
START OF DRAWING 6"-ASC-6900
OUTPUT STAGE OF DRAWING 6"-ASC-6900

**** ISOPLOT ****

THE FOLLOWING DRAWINGS ARE IN PLOTFILE D:\P-


STDMIX\FULLISO\DXFOUT\FUL002.DXF
DRG. 1 /6"-ASC-6900
PLOTTED

OS 55 = 2
ISOGEN PC VERSION 7.7
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**** ISODAT ****
START OF DRAWING 6"-ASC-6900
OUTPUT STAGE OF DRAWING 6"-ASC-6900

**** ISOPLOT ****


DRG 1 SHAPED
DRG 1 SIMULATE

THE FOLLOWING DRAWINGS ARE IN PLOTFILE D:\P-


STDMIX\FULLISO\DXFOUT\FUL003.DXF
DRG. 1 /6"-ASC-6900
PLOTTED

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Instrument identification

INSTRUMENT IDENTIFICATION O.S. 59

OS 59 = 0 - Outputs the Instrument Name on the Material List.

OS 59 = 1 - Outputs the Instrument Item Code on the Material List.

ALIAS

OS 59 = 0 or 1

Note that this Option Switch only controls what parameter is output
on the Material List / Material Control File - the Instrument's Name or
the Instrument's Item Code. On the Drawing part - the Instrument's
Name is always output regardless of the Option Switch setting.

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- 260 -
Component tagging

COMPONENT TAGGING O.S. 60

OS 60 = 0
No Component Tagging

OS 60 = 1
Component Tagging
On
and boxed in

ALIAS

OS 60 = 2
Component Tagging
On
but not boxed in

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ALIAS
- 261 -
Insulation indication

INSULATION INDICATION O.S. 61

OS 61 = 0
Insulation Indication On -
alongside Pipe only

OS 61 = 1
Insulation Indication
Suppressed

ALIAS

OS 61 = 2
Insulation Indication On -
alongside Pipe &
Components

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- 262 -
Tracing indication

TRACING INDICATION O.S. 62

OS 62 = 0
Tracing Indication On
-
alongside Pipe only

OS 62 = 2
Tracing Indication On -
alongside Pipe &
Components

ALIAS

OS 61 = 0 & OS 62 = 0
In this example - the Pipe is
both Traced and Insulated

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ALIAS
- 263 -
Printed output: Page length

PRINTED OUTPUT - PAGE LENGTH O.S. 63

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OS 63 = 0

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OS 63 = 66

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ALIAS
- 264 -
Pipe support identification

PIPE SUPPORT IDENTIFICATION O.S. 64

OS 64 = 0 - No Support Name on the isometric - Item Code


output on the Material List

OS 64 = 1 - Support Name on the isometric un-boxed -


Support Name output on the Material List

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OS 64 = 2 - Support Name on the isometric boxed -


Item Code output on the Material List

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ALIAS
- 265 -
Bolting units

BOLTING UNITS O.S. 65

Bolts on the Isometric Material List and in the Material Control file
may be reported in any combination of Diameter and Length Units.

E.G. 5/8" Dia X 4" Long


5/8" Dia X 100 mm Long

16 mm Dia X 100 mm Long


16 mm Dia X 4" Long

The purpose of this Option Switch to enable the Bolt Diameter and
Length values held in the Piping Data file to be correctly interpreted
by the Program.

This is because regardless of what Units are being employed - all


Bolt Diameter and Length values are held in the Piping data File as
integer type numbers -
Inch Units are held in 1/16" th's of an Inch
Millimetres are held directly in mm's

Hence - 5/8" Diameter is held as 10 (ten sixteenths)


4" Long is held as 64 (64 sixteenths)
16 mm. Diameter is held as 16
ALIAS

100 mm. Long is held as 100

From this it can be seen that if this Option Switch is not set to
correctly match the Bolt Unit values in the Piping Data file - the
Bolting information reported by the Program will be incorrect !

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- 266 -
Co-ordinates: Supplementary

CO-ORDINATES - SUPPLEMENTARY O.S. 66

66

The Start End

This type of
end co-ordinate - The Supplementary
shown in red - is elevations controlled by
controlled by O.S. 5 O.S. 66 Pos 1
- not O.S. 66 are shown here in green

OS 66 = 0
This default setting causes only
elevations that change
ALIAS to a new level to be

output - on arrowed out message lines.


With this setting - even though N/S and E/W
co-ordinates may also change - they are not
output

This sketch shows the default co-ordinate information that is output

1 OF 5

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- 267 -
CO-ORDINATES - SUPPLEMENTARY O.S. 66

ALIAS

OS 66 = 1
Causes all Supplementary co-ordinates and elevations to be
output along Witness Lines instead of on arrowed-out
messages

2 OF 5

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CO-ORDINATES - SUPPLEMENTARY O.S 66

ALIAS

OS 66 = 221
Supplementary elevations and co-ordinates output at Bend, Elbow,
and Branch Intersection positions - in all those cases where the
elevation level or N/S or E/W co-ordinates have changed.

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- 269 -
CO-ORDINATES - SUPPLEMENTARY O.S. 66

ALIAS

OS 66 = 330 (or 331)


A Full set of all three co-ordinates are output

4 OF 5

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- 270 -
CO-ORDINATES - SUPPLEMENTARY O.S. 66

Co-ordinates output at Isometric Split Points

1) OS 66 Pos 4 = Blank - Split Point co-ordinates not output

ALIAS

2) OS 66 Pos 4 = 1 - Split Point co-ordinates output

5 OF 5

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ALIAS
- 271 -
Sloping pipeline: 3D skew depiction

SLOPING PIPELINE - 3D SKEW DEPICTION - O.S. 67

105

OS 67 = 0 - 3D Box depiction

ALIAS

OS 67 = 1 - 2D Triangle + Falls Indicator

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ALIAS
- 272 -
Sloping pipeline: Vertical branches

SLOPING PIPELINE - VERTICAL BRANCHES O.S. 68

OS 68 = 0 - Default to show the Short Tee branch leg skewed

ALIAS

OS 68 = 1 - To show the Short Tee branch leg straight

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ALIAS
- 273 -
Terminal type identification

TERMINAL TYPE IDENTIFICATION O.S. 69

This Option Switch is used if you want to see your isometrics directly
on the screen rather than sent to a file and then plotted.

Note. You cannot send isometrics directly to the screen if you are
ALIAS

using the PC Version of Isogen or Spoolgen ! With that version


all isometric output must first be output to a file.

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ALIAS
- 274 -
Skew identification: Branches

SKEW INDICATION - BRANCHES O.S. 70

OS 70 = 0 - Normal Skew Box / Triangle depiction

ALIAS

OS 70 = Value - Skew Box / Triangle suppressed


(Here the value 4 was set)

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ALIAS
- 275 -
Material part number: Enclosure style

MATERIAL PART NUMBER - ENCLOSURE STYLE O.S. 73

OS 73 = 0
Standard Part Number Box
- No special Blank Style Enclosure Box

5 5 5

0 1 2

STYLE 1 BLANK
Note that the end
ENCLOSURE BOXES type of a Style 1
Blank box is
controlled by
OS 73 Pos 5

The Blank boxes


are for manually
added
information
OS 73 = 12
Square Ended Style 1 Blank Enclosure Box with
12 blank character spaces
1 OF 2

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MATERIAL PART NUMBER - ENCLOSURE STYLE O.S. 73

5 5 5

0 1 2

STYLE 2
Note that the end ENCLOSURE BOXES
type of a Style 2
box is controlled by
Option Switch 76

OS 73 = 1200 & OS 76 = 1
Diamond Ended Style 2 Enclosure Box with 12 blank
character spaces

The STYLE 3 ENCLOSURE BOX style is a special one - It


was introduced for one ISOGEN client only and it
incorporates
their particular requirements.

For this reason it is not shown here.


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ALIAS
- 277 -
Material list: Accumulation control

MATERIAL LIST ACCUMULATION CONTROL O.S. 74

OS 74 = 0
Default - whereby Fab
Erection & Offshore materials
are all accumulated normally

OS 74 = 3
Non-accumulation for Fab
ALIAS materials - including Pipe

Note. Non-Accumulation means that each occurrence of an item


results in a quantity of 1 OFF being listed - and for Pipe each
individual length is listed separately
1 OF 2

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ALIAS
- 278 -
MATERIAL LIST ACCUMULATION CONTROL O.S. 74

OS 74 = 13
Non-accumulation for Erect
materials - Note that with this
setting Gaskets and Bolts are
still accumulated normally

ALIAS OS 74 = 11113
Non-accumulation for all Erect
materials - With this setting
Gaskets and Bolts are also
Non-accumulated.
(Note that the Bolts are in
sets)

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ALIAS
- 279 -
Weld number: Enclosure and prefix

WELD NUMBER - ENCLOSURE O.S. 75


WELD NUMBER - PREFIX

In this example :-
2 different Weld Number Enclosure types are demonstrated

Fab and Erect Welds use their own Weld Numbering sequence

Weld Number Prefixes are not shown

Round Ended enclosure Diamond Ended


for Erect Welds enclosure for Fab
Welds
OS 75 = 2 0 1

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ALIAS
- 280 -
WELD NUMBER - ENCLOSURE O.S. 75
WELD NUMBER - PREFIX

This is the same as the previous example except that Weld Number
Prefixes are also shown here - SH for Fab
ER for Erect

Erect Weld Fab Weld


Prefix ON Prefix ON

OS 75 = 1 2 1 1

OS 75 simply switches on the Weld Number Prefix facility - it does


not define the actual Prefix character(s)
ALIAS

In the ISOGEN / SPOOLGEN systems the Prefix characters are


defined using -130 -131 -132 and -133 records

In the IDFGEN system the Prefix characters are defined using the
following Pipe Header attributes:-

WELD-PREFIX-GENERAL WELD-PREFIX-FABRICATION
WELD-PREFIX-ERECTION WELD-PREFIX-OFFSHORE

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ALIAS
- 281 -
Material part number enclosure shape

MATERIAL PART NUMBER ENCLOSURE SHAPE O.S. 76

Flange -
Gasket -
Bolt Standard Enclosure
enclosure enclosure End Shape OS 76

F3 G5 B6 2 Rectangular 0

F3 G5 B6 2 Diamond 1

F3 G5 B6 2 Round 2

F3 G5 B6 2 No Enclosure 7

No Part Number
No Enclosure 8

ALIAS

OS 76 = 0
Default Rectangular Ends

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ALIAS
- 282 -
MATERIAL PART NUMBER ENCLOSURE SHAPE O.S. 76

OS 76 = 1
Diamond Ends

ALIAS

OS 76 = 2
Round Ends

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- 283 -
MATERIAL PART NUMBER ENCLOSURE SHAPE O.S. 76

OS 76 = 7
No Enclosure Boxes

ALIAS

OS 76 = 8
No Part Numbers nor Enclosure Boxes

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ALIAS
- 284 -
Weld number allocation at slip-on flanges and reinforcement pads

WELD NUMBER ALLOCATION AT SLIP-ON O.S. 77


FLANGES & REINFORCEMENT PADS

OS 77 = 0 or 2 OS 77 = 1
For two Weld Numbers For one Weld Number

OS 77 Pos 1 - Controls the quantity of Weld Numbers


generated at Slip-On Flanges

ALIAS

OS 77 Pos 2 = 0 or Blank
For No extra Weld Numbers

OS 77 Pos 2 - Controls the quantity of Weld Numbers


generated at Reinforcement Pads

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- 285 -
WELD NUMBER ALLOCATION AT SLIP-ON O.S. 77
FLANGES & REINFORCEMENT PADS

OS 77 = 1 1 1
For 1 extra Pad Weld Number and the generation of
a plotted Pad shape and Material List entry

OS 77 Pos 3 - Enables the automatic generation of a plotted shape for


the Reinforcement Pad together with an Item Code and Description
entry on the Material List

ALIAS

OS 77 = 1 2 1
For 2 extra Pad Weld Numbers 2 OF 2

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- 286 -
Dimensions: To valve centres

DIMENSIONS - TO VALVE CENTRES O.S. 80

OS 80 = 0
Default for ordinary
Dimensioning - to the Valve
Ends

OS 80 = 1000
For Dimensioning to the Valve Centre
ALIAS

on Socket Weld Valves and Instruments

Notes.
1) This example is for a Socket Weld Valve. The Dimensioning
method for this is controlled by OS 80 Pos 4
2) Further control for this function - by bore - is in OS 81 Pos 1

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- 287 -
Dimensions: Branches

DIMENSIONS - BRANCHES O.S. 81

Positions 1-3 of this Option Switch are not for Branches at all. This
part is actually an extension of OS 80 - whereby Dimensioning to
the Centres of Valve and Instruments may also be done by bore
range.
(OS 80 controls Dimensioning to the Centres of Valve and
Instruments by end type)

OS 81 Pos 1-3 = 24
(& OS 80 Pos 4 =1)
- Gives Dimensions to Valve / Instrument
Centreline for all bores up to and
including 1.1/2"

ALIAS

OS 81 Pos 1-3 = 24
(& OS 80 Pos 4 =1)
- Gives Dimensions to Valve
Ends for 2" bore

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- 288 -
DIMENSIONS - BRANCHES O.S. 81

Branch Dimensioning functions are controlled by Positions 4, 5 & 6


and by Positions 7 & 8

OS 81 Pos 4 - 6 = Blank
OS 81 Pos 7 & 8 = Blank
- Gives full Branch Dimensioning -
regardless of the Branch Bore and the
Number of components in the Branch

OS 81 = 48 000
- Suppresses Branch
Dimensioning on Branch Bores 3"
and less - regardless of the
number of components in the
Branch

ALIAS

OS 81 = 2 048 000
- Puts Branch Dimensioning back on
again - because the Branch has more
than 2 components

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ALIAS
- 289 -
C of G/weight output

C of G / WEIGHT OUTPUT O.S. 82

Option Switch 82 provides further Weight functionality to that in


OS 41 Pos 4 & 5 which is for basic Component Weights only

OS 82 adds controls for :-


Full (Wet) Pipeline Weight
Weight Of Insulation
Centre of Gravity of Pipeline - Empty or Full - with or
without Insulation

OS 82 Pos 1 switches On the C of G / Weights facility - and


controls whether the output values are per Pipeline or per Drawing

OS 82 Pos 1 2 & 3 = 1 1 1 - For Weight outputs

Dry Weight (Pipeline Empty)


ALIAS

Wet Weight (Pipeline Full)


Insulation Weight

Notes
1) These Weights are per Drawing and are output in this style
on the Drawing Frame using the ISOGEN TextPos facility
2) The Pipe Empty Weight is derived solely from the Weight of
components
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- 290 -
C of G / WEIGHT OUTPUT O.S. 82

OS 82 Pos 4 & 5 = 2 3 - For Centre of Gravity Outputs

Dry (Empty) C of G and Dry (Empty) + Insulation C of G position


Wet (Full) Pipe + Insulation C of G position

ALIAS

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ALIAS
- 291 -
DXF file units

DXF FILE UNITS O.S. 92

1
Drawing
Underlay

2
Detail
Sketches DETAIL - DETAIL - DETAIL -

Where used - the Drawing Underlay (1) and Detail Sketches (2)
must be consistent in respect of the Units they are constructed with.
The resultant Output Drawing (3) will be generated by ISOGEN in the
same Units.

SEE DETAIL -
A
DETAIL - A

3
Isometric
Output
Drawings

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ALIAS
- 292 -
Component leg length

COMPONENT LEG LENGTH O.S. 95

OS 95 = 0
Default for Leg Length
of 9 mm

ALIAS

OS 95 = 12
Showing increased Leg
Lengths of 12 mm

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- 293 -
Skew depiction: Individual/overall

SKEW DEPICTION - INDIVIDUAL / OVERALL O.S. 97

OS 97 = 0
Default for Single Overall Box / Triangle enclosure around the
Skew section (This example shows a Triangle)

ALIAS

OS 97 = 1
For individual Box / Triangle Skew enclosures around each Branch
section

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ALIAS
- 294 -
Skew depiction: Style

SKEW DEPICTION - STYLE O.S. 99

OS 99 = 0
Default for Skew Box depiction with normal dimensioning style

OS 99 = 1
Skew Triangle depiction with normal dimensioning style

ALIAS

OS 99 = 3
Skew Triangle depiction with alternative dimensioning style
1 OF 2

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ALIAS
- 295 -
SKEW DEPICTION - STYLE O.S. 99

3D Skew Sections - will normally follow the value in Pos 1


that are set for 2D skews - unless the value 1 is set in Pos 2

In this 3D Skew example OS 99 Pos 2 is not set (it is left blank)


- So the skew type follows what is set in Pos 1 - in this case value 3 -
which gives Triangle depiction with alternative dimensioning style -
as in the last example on the previous page

ALIAS

Changing OS 99 Pos 2 = 1 causes 3D skews to be shown in the


Box style - like this example here

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ALIAS
- 296 -
Skew depiction: Dimension line standout

SKEW DEPICTION - DIMENSION LINE STANDOUT O.S. 100

This Option Switch is used to move the Triangle Dimension further out

ALIAS

OS 100 = 0 OS 100 = 120


Default for standard dimension Gives an increased
distance - plotted alongside the standout distance of 12 mm
triangle line

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ALIAS
- 297 -
Skew depiction: Triangle hatching

SKEW DEPICTION - TRIANGLE HATCHING O.S. 101

This Option Switch enables Skew Triangles to be optionally filled in


with Hatching Lines
The controls here allow you to :-

Vary the distance between the Hatch Lines


Have Full or Partial Hatching - Partial Hatching is where only part
of the triangle area is Hatched
With Partial Hatching - vary the amount of the Hatching

OS 101 = 1
Default for Triangle Hatching On -
This gives Full Hatching with a
Hatch Line pitch of 1 mm

ALIAS

OS 101 = 40
This gives Full Hatching with an
increased Hatch Line pitch of 4
mm

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- 298 -
SKEW DEPICTION - TRIANGLE HATCHING O.S. 101

OS 101 = 3540
This gives Partial Hatching with an
Hatch Line pitch of 4 mm and a
maximum Hatch Line Length of 35
mm

When setting Pos 3 & 4 to define a


Hatch Line Cut-Off value like that above - this is the length
that is defined
- in the above example this is 35 mm

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- 299 -
Skew depiction: matching clearance

SKEW DEPICTION - HATCHING CLEARANCE O.S. 102

This Option Switch controls the size of the Clearance Gaps that
occur in and around Hatching There are three of these such gaps :-
Local to the Pipeline
Local to In-Line Components
Around Dimensions and Text that appear in the Hatching
region

Local toComponents

Local to
Pipeline

OS 102 = 0 Around
Default Gaps at all three Dimensions
and Text
positions

ALIAS

OS 102 = 404040
Gaps increased to 4 mm
at all three positions

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ALIAS
- 300 -
Pipeline splitting: In tube

PIPELINE SPLITTING - IN TUBE O.S. 108

SITUATION

ISOGEN wants to split the


pipeline into 2 drawings -
in tube - at this point

DRAWING
1

DRAWING 2

ALIAS

This Option Switch controls what action the Program must


take when presented with the above situation

For the three possible actions - see the Options & Atext manual

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ALIAS
- 301 -
Repeatability file content

REPEATABILITY FILE CONTENT O.S. 109

When it is required to pass ISOGEN generated information back to


your 3D Design System - then the REPEATABILITY (or RETURN)
File System is used

Not all 3D Systems can use it however !


Some don't have the capability

For details of what information may be passed back in this way - see
the list in the Options & AText Manual

Note. This Option Switch also contains a non-Repeatability function -


Position 6 controls the action of component Re-ordering in By-Passes
This Re-ordering function is done by default - OS 109 Pos 6 = 0 or
blank -

Explanation :- In a by-pass like this - to enable correct


spools to be generated - ISOGEN needs to have
the closure point at either of these two positions

However, the IDF


extraction program
of some 3D Design
ALIAS
systems sets the
closure point here or here

By default - OS 109 Pos 6 = 0 or blank - which causes ISOGEN to


always set the by-pass closure point at the preferred position. If
this proves to give problems - you must unset this action by
setting Pos 6 = 1

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ALIAS
- 302 -
Ghost gaps

GHOST GAPS O.S. 110

Ghost Gaps are created in the 3D Design System and are used to link
related, but unconnected components - for example :-

One Pipeline to another - to form a System Isometric


One part of a Pipeline to another part of the same Pipeline -
where a middle section may have a 'hold' on it - thus remaining
incomplete and not finished

OS 110 = 0
Note. Gaps may Gives the
be dimensioned or standard size
un-dimensioned - Gap - like
but this feature is this
not controlled by
this Option Switch
- it is controlled
from within the 3D These examples
Design System shows part of a
whereby System
appropriate isometric
settings are made ALIAS - consisting of 2
in the extracted Pipelines
Piping Data File

(This example
OS 110 = 50
shows an un-
Increases
dimensioned Gap)
the Gap size
so it looks
like this

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ALIAS
- 303 -
Nozzles

NOZZLES O.S. 111

OS 111 = 0
Default - Nozzles Not plotted

OS 111 = 1
Nozzles plotted

ALIAS

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ALIAS
- 304 -
Flow arrows: Pipeline

FLOW ARROWS - PIPELINE O.S. 112

OS 112 = 5 ALIAS
OS 112 = 0 OS 112 = 15
or 8

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ALIAS
- 305 -
Spec break indication

SPEC BREAK INDICATION O.S. 114

OS 114 = 0
Default for the old style single Spec
Break indication box

Note
Although it is shown here - this
style is now redundant and should
not
be used
As you can see - its not clear which
side of the division line the new spec
is referring to

OS 114 = 1
Two box indicationALIAS

This is the recommend method -


this style is more informative - it
clearly indicates the spec for both
sides of the division line

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ALIAS
- 306 -
Tolerance: Offset angle

TOLERANCE - OFFSET ANGLE O.S. 115

This Option Switch enables you to prevent the generation of


unwanted Skews. The Piping Data File extraction programs of some
3D Design Systems can contain small dimension inaccuracies -
leading to small movements at some pipe ends These small
movements are then detected by ISOGEN which then generates a
Skew section
3

Case 1 - OS 115 = 0

3 mm movement
in N/S plane - gives a
skew angle of 0.08

Case 2 - OS 115 = 25

This demonstrates that


setting a .25 degree cut-
off value causes the
ALIAS

unwanted skew not to be


generated

Note
Option Switch OS 116 also controls unwanted skew generation - but
using a dimensional tolerance
However - either OS 115 or OS 116 must be set ! not both
Of the two Option Switches - OS 116 is the preferred one for you to
set - but OS 115 takes precedence if both are set

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ALIAS
- 307 -
Tolerance: Dimension offset

TOLERANCE - DIMENSION OFFSET O.S. 116

Like OS 115 - this Option Switch also enables the prevention of


unwanted Skews - but by means of a Dimension Tolerance rather
than an Angle Tolerance

Case 1 - OS 116 = 0

1 mm movement
in N/S plane - causes a
skew to be generated

Case 2 - OS 116 = 250

This demonstrates that


setting a 2 mm cut-off
value causes the ALIAS

unwanted skew not to be


generated

Note
Option Switch OS 115 also controls unwanted skew generation - but
using an angular tolerance
However - either OS 116 or OS 115 must be set ! not both
Of the two Option Switches - OS 116 is the preferred one for you to
set - but OS 115 takes precedence if both are set

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ALIAS
- 308 -
Dimensions: Overall

DIMENSIONS - OVERALL O.S. 118

OS 118 = 1
Overall Dimensions On -
Going across Branches

OS 118 = 2
Overall Dimensions On -
Stopping at Branches

ALIAS

OS 118 = 3
Overall Dimensions On -
Going to Valve Centres
and going across Branches 1 OF 2

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- 309 -
DIMENSIONS - OVERALL O.S. 118

OS 118 = 4
Overall Dimensions On -
Going to Valve Centres
but stopping at Branches

OS 118 = 344
The value 34 in
Pos 2 & 3
causes the
Standout distance
for the Overall
Dimensions to be
moved out from the
standard Note that doing this causes
distance to 34 mm the standard dimension layer
to move to the inner position

ALIAS

OS 118 = 344 with


OS 8 = 16
This is to demonstrate that if you put a
value in OS 118 Pos 2 & 3 - you must
put a value in OS 8 to control the normal
dimension standout distance and keep it
in the standard position also 2 OF 2

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Dimensions/elevation: Vertical

DIMENSIONS / ELEVATION - VERTICAL O.S. 119

OS 119 = 0
Default for Normal
Vertical pipe Dimensions &
Elevations plotted at intersection
points when the level changes

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OS 119 = 1
All Vertical Dimensions
suppressed and replaced
by Elevation Messages

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DIMENSIONS / ELEVATION - VERTICAL O.S. 119

OS 119 = 2
For Vertical Dimensions
and Elevations output at
all normal dimensioning
positions

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Tapping: Branch scale/branch dimensions/branch co-ordinates

TAPPING - BRANCH SCALE O.S. 120


TAPPING - BRANCH DIMENSIONS O.S. 121
TAPPING - BRANCH CO-ORDINATES O.S. 122

OS 120 = 0 - Full size Branch


OS 121 = 0 - Branch Dimension On
OS 122 = 0 - No Tapping Point Co-ords

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OS 120 = 60 - Reduced Branch Scaling


OS 121 = 1 - Branch Dimensions OFF
OS 122 = 1 - Tapping Point Co-ords plotted

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Instrument ID enclosure

INSTRUMENT ID ENCLOSURE O.S. 123

OS 123 = 0
Default for No Balloon
around Instrument Name

OS 123 = 5
For the Instrument Name
to be plotted inside a 5
character size Balloon

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OS 123 = 4
This Instrument Name has a $
character in it to make the name
be plotted over 2 lines -
here, it is inside a 4 character
size Balloon
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INSTRUMENT ID ENCLOSURE O.S. 123

OS 123 Pos 3 - Controls alternative Enclosure Box Shapes

1 gives CV200

2 CV200

3 C1

4 C1

5 CV200

OS 123 = 100
For Diamond Ended Box
enclosure around
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Instrument Name

Note that with these enclosure styles the Instrument Name must
be on one line - that is, the $ feature cannot be used in the name

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Flange/rotation angles

FLANGE ROTATION ANGLES O.S. 124

OS 124 = 0
Default for Flange
Rotation
Angles Not
indicated

OS 124 = 1
Flange Rotation
Angle indicated
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Other Box Shapes


OS124 Pos 2
OS 124 = 11 2 = FLANGE ROTATION 45.0
Flange Rotation
Angle indicated - in a
3 = FLANGE ROTATION 45.0
Diamond Ended box

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Isogen version/run date

ISOGEN VERSION / RUN DATE O.S. 127

OS 127 = 0
Default for Banner
Not to be plotted

OS 127 = 1
For Banner
to be plotted

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Fab friendly isometrics

FAB FRIENDLY ISOMETRICS (FFI) O.S. 128

The FAB FRIENDLY ISOMETRICS System was introduced


for a particular ALIAS client

The System uses SPOOLGEN type on-screen probing methods


to break down and re-assemble parts of long pipelines into
required isometric combinations

The System uses the clients particular (that is, non-general)


working practices

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Interactive editing

INTERACTIVE EDITING O.S. 129

Set this Option Switch to value 1 to obtain the SPOOLGEN


Interactive Editing System (also called Probing)

As stated in the OPTIONS & ATEXT MANUAL - this feature


only operates on PC based computers under MS Windows 3.XX
or Windows NT

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Versions

ISOGEN
Version
ISSUE DATE MODIFICATIONS Number
1.0 1 Mar 95 First Release V 7.2
2.0 1 Jul 96 O.S. 2 New Switch Positions 3 & 4 added.
O.S. 4 Switch Values 3, 4 & 5 added.
O.S. 8 Revised in-line with changes added to O.S. 4.
O.S. 9 Description of settings for Switch Position 1 re- V7.3
written. to
O.S. 21 New Switch Position 3 added. V 7.7
O.S. 23 New Switch Position 2 Value 2 and Switch Posi-
tion 3 Value 4 added.
O.S. 24 New Switch Position 2 Value 2 added.
O.S. 27 Switch Values 3, 4 & 5 added.
O.S. 39 New Switch Position 1 Value 2 added.
O.S. 40 New Switch Value 3 added.
O.S. 41 Switch Position 3 now brought into use.
New Switch Positions 6, 7 & 8 added.
O.S. 53 New Switch Position 5 added.
O.S. 54 Related Option Switch 77 added.
O.S. 71 Note added to Switch Position 4 Value 4.
O.S. 73 Switch Title & Description revised due to intro-
duction of O.S. 76. Note added to Switch Posi-
tions 3 & 4.
O.S. 74 Switch Position 1 Value 3 added.
O.S. 75 New Switch Value 7 added. Related Option
Switch 77 added.
O.S. 76 New Option Switch.
O.S. 77 New Option Switch.
Switches
O.S. 109 Switch Position 6 now brought into use. by number
O.S. 111 New Switch Position 2 added. Switches
by name

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ISOGEN
Version
ISSUE DATE MODIFICATIONS Number
O.S. 128 New Option Switch.
O.S. 7 New Switch Position 3 added.
O.S. 64 New Switch Values 3 & 4 added.
3.0 1 Aug 98 O.S. 2 New Switch Position 5 added.
O.S. 26 New Switch Position 3 added.
O.S. 39 New Switch Position 5 and 6 added.
O.S. 40 New Switch Position 5 added. V 7.8
O.S. 71 New Values 7 & 8 added to Switch to
Positions 1 & 2. V 7.14.5
O.S. 77 New Switch Position 4 added.
O.S. 109 New Value 2 added to Switch Positions 4 & 5.
O.S. 120 New Switch Positions 4 & 5 added.
1 May 99 O.S. 6 New Switch Position 3 added. V 7.16.0
O.S. 21 New Switch values 8 & 9 added. V 7.16.0
O.S. 53 New Switch Position 6 and 7 added. V 7.16.0
O.S. 55 New Switch Postions 2 & 3 added. V 7.16.0
O.S. 78 New Option Switch. V 7.16.0
31 Jan 00 O.S. 41 New weight output added for Switch Position 4. V 7.17.7
21 July 00 O.S. 66 New Switch Positions 5 and 6 added. V 8.3.0
2 Aug 00 O.S. 79 New Option Switch V 8.4.0
22 Sept 00 O.S. 39 New Switch Position 7 added V 8.5.1
15 Dec 00 O.S. 95 New Switch Position 3 added V 8.5.0
15 Dec 00 O.S. 9 Switches 2, 5 and 7 modified V 8.5.4
15 Dec 00 O.S. 41 Option Switch Position 2,3 and 6 modified V 8.5.4
15 Dec 00 O.S. 109 Option Switch Position 1 modified V 8.5.4
9 Apr 01 O.S. 8 Option Switch Position 3 modified V 8.6.0
9 Apr 01 O.S. 9 New Switch Position 8 added V 8.6.0
9 Apr 01 O.S. 4 New Switch Position 4 added V 8.6.0
9 Apr 01 O.S. 9 Option Switch Position 6 modified V 8.7.0
9 Apr 01 O.S. 2 New Switch Position 6 added v 8.7.0
9 Apr 01 O.S. 31 New Switch Position 2 added V 8.7.0
3 Jul 01 O.S. 2 Option Switch Position 6 modified V 8.7.2
3 Jul 01 O.S. 8 Option Switch Position 4 added V 8.8.0
3 Jul 01 O.S. 39 Option Switch Position 6 modified V 8.8.0
27 Nov 01 O.S. 71 Option Switch Position 4 and 7 modified V 8.8.1
17 May 02 O.S. 31 Switch Position 1 modified V 8.10.0
17 May 02 O.S. 39 Switch Position 3 modified, 8 and 9 added V 8.10.0
17 May 02 O.S. 54 New Switch Positions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 added V 8.10.0
17 May 02 O.S. 71 Switch Positions 1/3 and 4/6 modified V 8.10.0
17 May 02 O.S. 75 Switch Positions 1,3 and 5 modified V 8.10.0 Switches
by number
17 May 02 O.S. 75 New Switch Positions 7, 8 and 9 added V 8.10.0
Switches
by name

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ISOGEN
Version
ISSUE DATE MODIFICATIONS Number
17 May 02 O.S. 76 Switch Position 1 modified V 8.10.0
17 May 02 O.S. 76 New Switch Positions 2 and 3 added V 8.10.0
17 May 02 O.S. 77 New Switch Positions 5 and 7 added V 8.10.0
17 May 02 O.S. 78 Switch Positions 1, 3 and 5 modified V 8.10.0
17 May 02 O.S. 78 New Switch Positions 7, 8 and 9 added V 8.10.0
17 May 02 O.S. 79 Switch Position 3 modified V 8.10.0
17 May 02 O.S. 79 Switch Position 9 added V 8.10.0
18 Nov 02 O.S. 2 Switch Position 5 modified V 8.10.5
18 Nov 02 O.S. 24 Switch Position 2 modified V 8.10.5
2 Apr 03 O.S. 2 Switch Position 7 and 8 added V.8.11.0
2 Apr 03 O.S. 9 Switch Position 9 added V.8.11.0
2 Apr 03 O.S. 19 Switch Position 2 added V.8.11.0
2 Apr 03 O.S. 38 Switch Position 4 added V.8.11.0
2 Apr 03 O.S. 39 Switch Position 5 modified V.8.11.0
2 Apr 03 O.S 41 Switch Position 9 added V.8.11.0
2 Apr 03 O.S 53 Switch Position 8 and 9 added V.8.11.0
2 Apr 03 O.S 65 Switch Position 3 added V.8.11.0
2 Apr 03 O.S. 70 Switch Position 3 added V.8.11.0
2 Apr 03 O.S. 95 Switch Position 4 and 5 added V.8.11.0
2 Apr 03 O.S 99 Switch Position 3 added V.8.11.0
2 Apr 03 O.S. 117 Switch Position 1 modified V.8.11.0

Switches
by number
Switches
by name

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left 16
Index right 17
top 18
Click on an Option Switch name/page Drawing output
number to access switch information. file 41
Where more than one page number is picture scale 44
scaling 42
shown, click on the separate page screen 41
numbers to view different sheets relating stacking orientation 47
to the named switch. stacking value 46
Drawing size
height 22
B standard postscript plotter size 20
width 23
Bending file 9
Drawing text size 5
Bolting units 86
Drawing trim marks 4
Bore control 55
Drawing viewpoint 59
DXF file units 127
C
Centre of Gravity 116 E
Clear screen 79
Elevations
Component leg length 130
vertical 157
Component tagging 81
Equipment trim drawings 69
Co-ordinates
connection 7
connectivity 7
supplementary 87
F
Cut piece add-on allowance 30 Fab friendly isometrics 167
Cut piece list type 2 Flange rotation angles 163
Cut piece numbering type 2 Flow arrows
components 24
pipeline 149
D
Date output 8
Detailed marker 43
G
Development testing 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, Ghost gaps 147
175, 176, 177, 179, 180
Dimension control 55
Dimension form 14 I
Dimension line standout 11
Dimensions Instrument ID enclosure 161
branches 114 Instrument identification 80
overall 155 Insulation indication 82
round off 154 Interactive editing 169
to valve centres 112 Isogen
vertical 157 run date 166
Drawing version 166
reserved areas 45 Isometric type 28, 29
Drawing frame
program standard 25
Drawing margin M
Switches
bottom 19 Material control by number

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comdace file contents 125 R
comdace file controls 126
pipeline identification 150 Repeatability file content 145
Material list Reserved 97, 131, 164, 165
accumulation control 100 Revision marker 43
continuation method 39
controls 31
descriptions 35 S
file type 31
Skew depiction
item code length 37
dimension line standout 136
line spacing 38
hatching clearance 138
pipeline length units 33
individual 132
pipeline/drawing 33
overall 132
position 34
style 134
text size 36
triangle hatching 137
Material part number
Skew indication
enclosure shape 104
branches 94
enclosure style 98
Sloping pipeline
3D skew depiction 90
N vertical branches 91
Sloping pipeline indication limit 27
Nozzles Sloping pipeline indication method 26
dotted 148 Spare switch 107, 110, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122,
123, 124, 128, 129, 133, 139, 140, 141, 142,
143
P Specification break indication 151
Spool piece identifiers 49
Pipe support identification 85
Pipe supports 52
Pipe wastage factor
area 1 60
T
area 2 61 Tapping
area 3 62 branch co-ordinates 160
area 4 63 branch dimensions 159
area 5 64 branch scale 158
area 6 65 Terminal type identification 92
area 7 66 Title block
area 8 67 position 34
area 9 68 Tolerance
Pipeline splitting angle offset 152
automatic 48 dimension offset 153
in tube 144 Tracing indication 83
user control 9
Plotfile
ASCII text 178 W
DGN link 178
Plotfile format 95 Weight control 55
Plotfile length 1 Weight output 116
Printed output Weld number
page length 84 enclosure 102
Program messages prefix 102
isodat 77 Weld number allocation at slip-on flanges and
isoplot 78 reinforcement pads 105 Switches
run information 75 Weld numbering 71 by number

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Weld plotting 74

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About us:
Alias Limited is situated in the North-West of England. Our business is
software, to design, document, fabricate and maintain piping systems.

Contact us:
Alias Limited
1 Stuart Road
Manor Park
Runcorn
Cheshire
WA7 1TS
England

Telephone: (+44) (0) 1928 579311


Fax: (+44) (0) 1928 579389
email: info@alias.ltd.uk

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