PDMS Guide

1 Interface 1.1 Login To be able to login to PDMS, user needs to select 1) Project, 2) Facility, 3) Sub Facility, 4) User Role, 5) Module (Design, Draft, etc.) and 6) Databanks (Design, Draft, etc.), see picture 1 below. Note that once selections have been made, they stay active until changed again.

Picture 1, Project Login 1.2 Main Windows PDMS interface consist of three main windows: Graphical Window, Command Window and Draw List Window, which are shown in pictures 2, 3 and 4. Graphical window is the main window used to create, modify, delete and view model elements. Command window is used to key on different type of PDMS commands, such as, query attributes, moving elements, etc. Note that these commands can be also accessed from menu. Draw List window is used to access elements in database hierarchy. Current element is highlighted in Graphical Window. Elements can be added or removed from the main window with different colors.

Graphical Window Picture 3.Picture 2. Right-click Context Menu .

Picture 3. Command Window .

Draw list Window 1.3 Settings Settings.menu are valid only for the current session. All changes made through Settings.menu can be used to change various settings.Picture 4. such as. default colors (picture 5). tolerances etc. representation (picture 6). pline rules (picture 7). . size of aid CE arrow and visible on/off.

Color Settings Picture 6.Picture 5. Aid CE Arrow Settings . Representation Settings Picture 7.

Position Control Settings. Pline Rule Settings 1. Pick Type .Picture 7.4 Position Control Position control is used for position elements as shown in pictures 8 and 9 or when used dimensioning. Picture 8.

Make sure that the default profile specification has been set. Section can be positioned by using Position Control. Check off “Secondary Nodes”. double-check the position of it by querying the start and end positions (Q POSS POSE) and then confirming them. . press “Dismiss”.1 Section Modeling 2.function. The first point picked will be the start of the section and the second one the end point. Pick Method 2 Modeling 2.1 Create Section Sections can be modeled by using “Create > Sections > Straight”. NOTES: .37 when creating or modifying sections for drafting purposes. 1968 instead of 1968. . After picking the points.Picture 9. Section should be modeled pointing to either to north or to east. if section is not to be connected.Use always “round” numbers.1.option. see picture 10 below.After creating the very first section. Position Control Settings. for example.

.method.Picture 10. Section Creation 2.Make sure that Justification and Member lines are set correctly. List or Pick.function. (Both should be the same). NOTES: .2 Modify Specification and/or Justification Section specification can be changed by using “Modify > Sections > Specification”.1. Select section(s) to be modified by using CE. press “Apply” and “Dismiss”. After selection. see picture 11 below.

Section Specification 2.Picture 11.3 Extend Section Sections can be extended (trimmed) by using either one of the following functions: 1) “Position > Extend > Through” (explicitly) .Key in positive or negative distance > Apply > Dismiss 2.1.2 Panel Modeling .Select pline > Apply > Dismiss 2) “Position > Extend > By” (relatively) .

Picture 12.1 General . Modify Panel 3 Draft 3. Create Panel Picture 13.

Picture 14. see picture 14 below and follow the below shown steps: .2 Add Structural Members Use “Modify > View > Limits-Defined”.Select Graphics > Drawlist . LDIM etc.1.1 Create Drawing Use “Create > Drawing > From Template”. 3. Drafting application buttons 3.) before applying function.Goto the correct View.function to add structural members.level in the hierarchy . VIEW.1.Select members from “Reference List Members” . Always navigate to the correct element in the Members list (eg.1.Add .Dismiss 3.function to create a new drawing.3 Modify View Limits .There are three different applications within Draft. which can be switched between by using buttons shown in picture 14.

6 Create View .Change limit coordinates (+1000 mm) and check the ccc.5 Delete Drawing First remove the drawing first from the working sheet by pressing the “-”.6 Move View View can be moved by using BY@ . 3.Update Design . NOTE: Use always “round” numbers Update View Use “Graphics > Update > Design/Annotation/All”.button . 3.function 3.Remove structures.functions.1.commands.1.button.function .Select “Modify > View > Limits-Defined > Limits > Drawlist Members”. if needed.. using “Graphics > Drawlist”. BY X/Y or XYPOS.Right-click on the screen and select “View Frames On/Off” .Apply .button And then delete it by pressing the “X”.

2 Dimensioning 3. Picture 14.View can be created by using “Create > Copy > View”.2. Limits-Defined View 3.Select view .function.1 Create Dimensions .

Picture 16.function to modify dimensions..Use “Create > Dimension Toolbar”.function to create dimensions. Create Dimensions 3. see picture 16.2 Modify Dimensions Use “Modify > Dimension Points”. Modify Dimension . see picture 15. Picture 15.2.

3 Modify Projection Line Clearance Use “Modify > Dimension Points > Pos > Clearance > Cursor All”.function or type PLCM @ in Command Window. Picture 17.4 Re-attach Dimension Line .3.2.Indicate new element or ppoint 3. Point option 3.2.Type ON ID@ (element) or ON IDP@ (ppoint) . and indicate projection line to be changed.5 Add New Dimension Line to an Existing One .Select dimension line (DPPT) .2. select option (see picture 17).

Indicate label .Type XYPOS <XPOS.Type ON ID@ (element) or ON IDP@ (ppoint) .Indicate label .Type PLPEN 136 for centerline 3.Goto to the correct element in hierarchy .3.function and select “Projection Line Only” in Options or type DLFG PROJLINEONLY in Command Window..7 Change Line type of Projection Line .6 Remove Projection Line Use “Modify > Dimension Line Definition”.1 Move Label .3.2.Indicate new elemnt or ppoint 3.Indicate dimension projection line . 3.3 Labeling 3.YPOS> 3.2 Change Rotation .2.

.function or type BLNK TRUE   .3.Use “Modify > Label Blanking”.Use “Modify > Label Blanking”.Type ADEGREES <DEG> 3.4 Blank Label .3.3 Hide Label .function or type LVISIBILITY FALSE 3.Indicate label .Indicate label .

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