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You are tasked with integrating AutoCAD Plant 3D or AutoCAD P&ID into your To integrate AutoCAD Plant 3D, you will have to understand the project A well-developed xml editor. Tutorial here: Autodesk AutoCAD Plant-Vault Projects. CAD System Manager Manual .. Knowledge Network article “System requirements for AutoCAD Plant 3D ” for the. AutoCAD Plant 3D is specification-driven software for creating 3D Within AutoCAD Plant 3D, underlying data is directly exchanged between A Quick Tutorial.

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Autocad Plant 3d Tutorial Pdf

Manual Autodesk Plant 3D - Ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online. Plant 3D Tutorial PDF - Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online . Plant 3D Tutorial PDF. Foxe will be used throughout this tutorial for screenshots and customization Prior to AutoCAD Plant 3D , you had to create the mappings by hand, since .

The majority of these task-specific panels reside on the Home tab. The panels displayed on the Home tab vary based on the active workspace. The Isos tab contains the commands dealing with isometric generation. The Structure tab has commands dealing with structural part generation in the 3D model space. Iso Tab Structure Tab You can drag a panel out of the ribbon and place it anywhere on the screen. This enables you to have the commands on that panel available, even though you might click on another tab on the ribbon. Lesson: Exploring the User Interface There are additional context tabs that appear when you are in an orthographic drawing. The symbols on each tab are grouped to be similar in layout to the class definitions in the project setup.

The Dynamic Pipe Specification tab contains the specific information for the current pipe specification. To display a pipe specification, you select it on the Part Insertion panel. Once selected, the tool palette will be populated with the different components in that specification. One additional tab has pipe supports. Out of the box, these are not comprehensive. However, you can add additional piping items as required to the tool palette using the commands available in the pipe spec viewer.

You can customize these tool palettes using standard AutoCAD customization commands. Lesson: Exploring the User Interface About the Properties Palette The Properties palette is a useful tool for viewing and changing properties of items that you select in the drawing.

It is recommended that you leave the Properties palette open and docked, so that as you work with items you can view and access the properties of those items.

Right-click on the item. Click Properties. Enter properties on the command line. If you are working on a 3D piping drawing and select a valve, a Plant 3D section is displayed with 3D properties of that object. The Plant 3D list of properties can be quite long as there are a lot of properties involved with the 3D model, including but not limited to pipe specs and part geometry.

These options vary based on the drawing type and item selected. To assign tag information: To place the annotation in canvas. Copy the vessel using standard AutoCAD techniques as shown. Locate the tag near the new tank. Under Existing Tank. To update the annotation tag: Click Assign. To place a pump: To place a storage tank: On the Tool Palettes tab. Show the annotation tag and place it within the exchanger. For Number. Click in canvas. To orient the nozzle direction. Using the same process as the tanks and pump.

To add a nozzle to a tank: Using the same process defined in the previous step. Move the cursor to the first nozzle placed. Note that only tank TK was changed.

To display the tag: Note the tooltip information. The tag information is already assigned. True False There is a limit on how many nozzles can be added to a tank. True False How can you change the tag of a symbol. You can change the tag by using the Data Manager. The "Assign Tag" dialog box shows the list of already used tags. Pump symbols never show nozzles. Review Can you see. With pump symbols you don't see nozzles. You can make a double-click on the tag. The validation function will tell you if a tag is already in use.

You have to delete the symbol and insert it again. There is no check for that. How can this be happening? Because it is set this way in the project setup. When you modify a symbol. In this lesson. Group lines to a common line number. With each pipe line created. These lines also dictate the orientation of check valves when they are used. Instrumentation allows you to monitor what is going on internally in pipe lines. You add piping and instrumentation lines using the same process.

This palette contains the tools to add both piping and instrumentation lines to your drawing. The following illustration shows the Lines tool palette. Instrumentation lines are just as critical. Knowing how to create pipe lines. Creating Lines Every plant uses piping and instrumentation to complete the tasks it has been designed to do. From there you select the points to define a starting point 1. Since all lines are created orthogonally. Proper implementation of instrumentation lines is critical to the everyday safety and operations of any plant.

Without them. Based on the information in the tooltip. A quick and easy way to review the from and to attachment information for a line is to hover the cursor over the line. When that option is not available. In the following illustration. Attaching Lines to a Component The following steps describe how to attach a line when the line is not already physically attached to a component. Annotating Lines Each line placed in a drawing has a specific purpose.

In this instance. Select the Component and then select the endpoint of the line. The following illustration shows access to the Assign Tag dialog box. To ensure an accurate design. To insert a valve you locate the desired valve on the Valves tool palette. Since the line has an assigned direction. Notice that the flow direction of a check valve is critical. If the valve has flow control. Annotating Lines The following illustrations show the Assign Tag dialog box and the resulting tag applied to a pipe line.

To display the tag on the drawing. In the following illustrations. To edit the Tag information. When you are satisfied with the data entered. When valves are inserted into a pipeline. After accessing the Assign Tag dialog box.

The reason for grouping lines is that the pipe line group is carrying the line number and service information. Grouping Lines You group lines when you want to group various pipe line segments into one pipe line group.

When a line is started on an existing line. The line number is a vital part of that list. The following illustration shows how to access the Make Group command on the ribbon. Grouping Lines To group lines.

Guidelines Follow these guidelines when creating lines and line groups: The following illustrations show two lines before and after the grouping process. The tag information for the top line is automatically updated to display the Pipe Line Group Service designation and the Group Line Number. The tag information assigned to this line will be the data used for both lines. You then select additional lines to be added to the group. You are prompted to select the source line.

To make the Lines palette current.. To add a line to the open tank: To add pipe lines to the design: Place Lines and Inline Components In this exercise. Note that a nozzle is automatically added.

Open PID Place the annotation near the line. To place the tag: Assign tag data to the line going from TK to P To group pipe segments: Using the same technique.

In the Assign Tag dialog box. Note that they both highlight and that the group numbers match. Note the line segment that highlights. Line Number. To assign tag data: Click Assign Tag. To add the same annotation to a different segment of the line: To access tag information for the pipe line: Note the information already assigned to the pipe.

To assign information to the line: To add the tag to the design: To edit the reducer size: Note the new values and the orientation of the reducer.

To add a reducer to the pipe segment: To delete the reducer: To move the valve to a different pipe segment.

Make the Non-Engineering tool palette active. To add a Segment Breaker to the design: To insert a valve: Press ESC to clear grips. Make the Valves tool palette active.

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To modify the pipe and update the segment breaker: To place a check valve: To review pipe information: To assign a pipe to a component: Note that the direction of the valve matches the direction of the pipe flow. Review When deleting a reducer or spec break. Which information is updated to the pipeline through the pipeline group? You will be asked. True False How can you change the flow direction of a check valve without changing the flow direction of the pipeline? By selecting the check-valve and click in the flow grip.

By making a right-click on the check-valve and select "change flow direction".

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True False When the flow direction changes of a pipeline. A placed check valve. You also learn the difference between a general instrument and an inline instrument. Instruments and Instrument Lines In this lesson. When adding a general instrument symbol. When the symbol is placed. You then click in canvas to locate the symbol. You access General Instruments from the Instruments tool palette.

The following illustration shows the General Instruments panel on the Instruments tool palette. The following illustrations show the process after the instrument symbol has been placed in the canvas.

On the left. On the right. Like most other symbols. When complete. You then locate the symbol by selecting pipe line. The following illustrations show tag information being added to an inline instrument and the resulting placement of the symbol. After specifying its insertion location. In the palette.

Adding Inline Instrumentation You add an instrumentation symbol in a line by selecting the symbol to add and then the location on the line. You then select the starting and ending points of the line to connect the components. The following illustration shows instrument lines connecting gauges to the plant components.

The following illustrations show the Electrical Signal instrumentation line being selected in the Lines tool palette. At any time you can add or remove components from the line.

To add an orifice to the design: The signals lead to a control instrument that sends a signal to the control valve to open or close it. Instruments and Instrument Lines In this exercise. To locate the control valve: To complete the addition of the orifice: To define a control valve to add to your design: Symbol color has been changed for clarity. Place three additional instruments as shown.

The symbol color has been changed for clarity. To add an instrument: To add another instrument: To add a leader line: Make the Lines tool palette active. To add electrical lines: To add a pneumatic line: After completing the first line.

True False What types of instruments do exist? Inline Instruments. Valve instruments. Review It is possible to place general instruments inline. General instruments. Can you substitute an instrument balloon with an inline instrument? True False Do instruments lines carry a tag similar to the pipelines? The instrument balloon is a representation of the instrument tag. A tag is data and is never displayed on a drawing. You can assign tags to your components and lines. Link tag data to symbols in multiple drawings.

Tagging Concepts In this lesson. An annotation. To fully benefit from tags and tag data. The exact name will depend on the component that is being assigned tag information. The following illustration shows the Assign Tag dialog box with the existing component information hidden. When you assign tag information in the Assign Tag dialog box. View Existing Tag Numbers Each time a drawing is added to a project.

By clicking the arrows at the end of the title area. For a pump. Just below the Number field. Reviewing this list will enable you to see all the tag numbers used in the project. In these situations. Linking Symbols to Multiple Drawings Often the symbol for one component in the PID design has to be displayed in two or more drawings within the project. The list of used tags for the project. To perform this operation. Link Symbols to Multiple Drawings The following steps describe how to link symbols in two drawings to each other.

Access the Assign Tag dialog box and review the list of assigned tags. Insert a new symbol or go to the symbol in need of tag information. Open both drawings containing the same symbol in the project to be linked. In the Tag Already Assigned dialog box. In the Number field. To display the tag data. Click OK. The two symbols are linked. Add a Tag and Link Multiple Symbols to a Tag In this exercise you review a tag to determine if it is already in use and you link symbols over multiple drawings using the same tag.

Note the presence of the E Heat Exchanger. To view other tags: Close the Properties palette. In drawing PID To assign a tag to the heat exchanger: Note that the heat exchanger has not been assigned a tag. To return to the drawing: To link the heat exchangers in the two drawings: Can I copy a symbol that already has a tag?

Deleting the symbol deletes the tag. Can a tag be generated automatically full or partial. The tags won't be changed. The tag of the copy will get an additional "? The tags will be renumbered. Review Is it possible to create duplicate tags? If a tag was used once it can't ever be used again. What happens with the tag in a drawing that is being linked to the project and the tag already exists in the project?

The tags will receive a "? It's not possible and would be potentially dangerous. You just have to have both drawings opened. Annotation Concepts In this lesson. This lesson also describes the difference between a tag.

While tags store data. Being able to leverage the tag data as annotation is important for decreasing the time it takes to finalize a plant design and to eliminate annotation entry mistakes.

Annotation displays the properties or tag data of a component or line. Recognize and access different tag styles. Annotate symbols and edit annotations. From there. The data can be displayed in the drawing if desired. The tag information is displayed under the pump and also in the Data Manager. This information enables those involved in the project to perform calculations and other engineering requirements. While the specific information about the symbol will vary depending on the object.

To edit. The options available for editing are dependent upon the symbol selected. If the annotation data is changed using the Data Manager. This will display the Edit Annotation dialog box. If the default Infotag data does not fulfill your requirements. In this dialog box you can add or omit data from the available fields. You then click in the drawing to locate the tag.

The following illustration shows the access to the Pump Infotag annotation. The Assign Tag dialog box will display and you can choose to display the tag then.

Tag Styles You can display the tag data in the canvas of your design at any time during the design process. In many cases. To change the style of displayed tag information. On the right are the basic options available for most symbols. Depending on the type of symbol selected. Examples of Tag Styles The following table shows the different basic styles available to change the display of tag data in your drawings.

Note the annotations called out with arrows in the following illustration. You will also add information for a piece of equipment after doubleclicking on its info label. Changes are immediately reflected in the placed annotations.

You then make changes to components using the Data Manager and the Properties dialog box. Using standard AutoCAD techniques. Object snaps will affect the location of the tag. To edit the tag information: To display a valve tag: To add a different style tag to the same symbol: Note the dynamic update in the preview window.

To display the pipe tag: To view data using the Data Manager: To resolve this. Note that the line is reconnected. Note that the information is attached to the symbol. Note that the pipe line is broken. To add text from the Data Manager to the drawing. Select the grip and drag the tag to the left of the pipe line. It is not possible. How can I change information that is shown in the different annotations? Data Manager Double-Click on the annotation Properties palette If the change made doesn't appear directly on the drawing.

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If I just want to place one property next to the symbol that is not part of any annotation. Review What is the most common way to place an annotation? Placing the annotation when the "Assign Tag" dialog box is closed. Annotations will always be placed automatically. Since a single line is typically made up of multiple segments. Editing Techniques The way a design is initially created very rarely exactly matches the final delivered design. Link two lines that are not physically connected.

Applying Corners to Lines At times it may be necessary to change the layout of a line on the canvas. Perform basic line edits using grips and standard AutoCAD edit commands. Access and substitute symbols. To go from the initial creation to the final deliverable.

Change the flow direction of a pipeline. In the second illustration. The controlling segment is the second segment selected. Notice that in the first illustration. The first segment is selected when you rightclick the line to start the command.

Linking Lines To link lines. To complete the link you must respond Yes. Linking Lines Schematic lines are linked in drawings when you wish to have the tag data assume the values of the selected source line. The following illustrations show the same lines before and after the linking process. To apply a corner to a line. You will then be informed at the command line that the initial line will be deleted and the segment will be linked to the newly selected line.

Then you select additional points right arrow to define the new location of the line. You link lines when the line is a single line but cannot be displayed as a continuous line in the drawing due to space restrictions and inline components. At times. To access the Add Gap tool. The section of the line between the two selected points will be removed. When this happens you can create a gap in the line while maintaining the integrity of the line data.

Creating Gaps in Lines After starting the command. AutoCAD commands such as Move. If you move a tank. If the new point selected is inline with the existing line. Notice that the lines maintained their connection.

These grips can be used to edit the line. Then to complete the command.

The result is shown in the illustration on the right. A copy of Tank TK was placed just to the right of the original tank. To edit a line. If the new end is located perpendicular to the existing line.

Note the tag data: Tank TK If you need to change the end location of a line. To move the line parallel to its current location. You then pick a new endpoint location. If the endpoint of the line was connected to a tank. Copying a symbol will produce a copy with the tag data copied and a question mark?

Note that the nozzle is deleted. Basic Line Editing The following steps describe the use of basic grip editing techniques to edit lines. To disconnect from the tank and shorten the line: First select the line to enable its grips.

In the middle of the valve is a grip that enables you to move the valve to a new location. Notice how the nozzle is now displayed when the last endpoint specified was on the equipment. Substitute Symbols After you have inserted a symbol into your design. To move a line segment parallel: To add segments when the line is not connected to a symbol: At the bottom right is the substitution arrow. If a symbol can be substituted and you select it with no command active.

The progression from left to right shows the valve direction not matching the pipe flow direction. Flow Arrow Certain components can only be installed in a specific direction in a pipe line. The valve is selected and the Flip Component arrow is selected. To change the length of a pipe line: Click Enter. To move a pipe line parallel to its current position: To add segments to the open end of a pipe line: To disconnect a pipe line: To connect a pipe line: To begin to remove a corner from a pipe line.

Note that the nozzle is no longer displayed on the tank. Note that the nozzle is now displayed. Zoom in to the connection to tank TK Select the vertical electrical line. Drag the grip until both segments of the pipe line are collinear. Zoom to the area of the E Heat Exchanger.

Using the grips. To add a corner to a pipe line: The valve is updated. To link two pipe lines: To create a gap in a line: They both highlight. To update the tag information: To move symbols: Stretch the selected components to the left. Be sure to have Ortho on or use another method to ensure horizontal movement. How can I let it join an existing group but keep its own settings?

If a line crosses a piece of equipment. When a valve is placed on a line and it turns out to be the wrong valve. Review How can I move a line without having to delete and redraw it? Using the Move Sline Parallel grip. By using the substitution grip. I placed a new line. You have to right-click on the symbol and use the Replace option.

Can I place a line and give it the exact same tag. New lines must be added to existing line groups immediately they are created. To be able to view just the right information in the Data Manager. Access drawing. This is done by assigning information with tags and properties. Data Manager and Reports In this lesson. Export project data. Import project data. Describe the different sections of the Data Manager and access the different classes.

To facilitate viewing. Below that. In the top-left corner. The following illustration shows two iterations of the Data Manager. The data from the drawing or project is located in a column and row configuration similar to a typical spreadsheet 4. Once it is displayed. The Data Manager toolbar 3 enables you to perform tasks such as import and export of data.

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Project Data. Select to display Drawing, Project, or Report data. In addition, you can organize the project data into a variety of available reports. The following illustration shows access to the available Data Manager options.

The following illustration shows the Instrument List selected in the Project Reports. This data was exported and the resulting report is open in a spreadsheet. Exporting Project Data Data is only useful if it is accurate and gets to those individuals who need it. To share Data Manager information with others outside of the design team, you can export the data to an Excel spreadsheet or CSV file. The following illustration shows the button in the Data Manager for exporting reports.

In the Data Manager, you select Project Reports from the list, and then select which type of report you need. On the toolbar, click Export. In the following illustrations, the Project Report for the Nozzle List is selected. The resulting spreadsheet is opened and reviewed. Customers can make changes to the design, specifications on equipment can change, or the data could have been exported because it is easier to add and edit data in a spreadsheet.

Therefore, it is advisable to export the current data to a spreadsheet, and edit the exported spreadsheet. The following illustration shows the Data Manager information following an import.

The cells of any data that changed will be highlighted in yellow 1. If the data was changed in the spreadsheet, then hovering the cursor over the data will reveal the previous value 2. And in the drawing, the symbol will have a revision cloud placed around it 3 until the edited value is accepted or rejected.

For each edited value, you can right-click the individual cell and choose to accept or reject the edit. If you are sure that you want to accept or reject all of the edits, you can select the appropriate option in the toolbar. Access the Data Manager. Click Import. Select the spreadsheet or CVS file.

Review any edited data. Choose to accept or reject the changes. However, there may be times when you wish to have even greater control over the data displayed in the Data Manager. To do so, you can use filters.

The simplest way to invoke a filter is to select any cell that contains the value that you filter by. You then right-click and click Filter By Selection. All items in the column matching the cell selected will be displayed.

You can also select to show the inverse of the cell by selecting the option to Filter Excluding Selection. When complete, right-click and click Remove Filter. Custom filters can be created by using wildcards. The following illustration shows access to the filtering options in the Data Manager. Filtering Example in the Data Manager The following illustration shows data in the Data Manager before and after filtering by selection.

Data In this exercise, you use the Data Manager to reorder columns, filter for the desired data, and print project reports. You then export data to an Excel spreadsheet, modify the data in Excel, and import the modified data back into the design. To view data for the project: To view data for Project Reports: To add information using the Data Manager: To view filtered data: To filter all objects except selected ones: To begin to export data: To export the data: Note that a CSV file can also be exported.

In the Comment column, for item E, enter On Site. Save the spreadsheet. To import the spreadsheet data: In the Data Manager, note the yellow cells indicating that they have been edited. Note that the drawing zooms to that item.

To accept edited data: Note the change in the Data Manager and the drawing. Zoom to extents. Review the drawing, and note that all edited items are outlined in red revision clouds. Place the cursor over TK in the Tag column. To accept all changes, on the Data Manager toolbar, click Accept All.

Review Can I export more than one Data Manager view at the same time? All the worksheets from the Excel file can be exported at once as long as the worksheet names are identical with the class name. What types of documents can you export to? True False What is essential when importing from Excel? You can restore the view settings of the Data Manager after reordering and hiding columns. Select all the geometry. Using standard AutoCAD geometry. Select an insertion point.

Using standard AutoCAD objects and techniques. Zoom to the empty area above Heat Exchanger E It may be beneficial to use Snap and Grid to quickly create the geometry. Customize One-off Symbols In this exercise. To locate the tag: In canvas. True False How do custom symbols know what tag format to use? You can substitute custom blocks with standard blocks. Off Page Connections In this lesson. Remove an Off-page Connector from a project. Connect Off-page Connectors. Off-page connectors are used in pairs: Finally you learn how information on a line in one drawing is synchronized with the line on the other drawing.

The more complex the design. Add Off-page Connectors to a drawing. Review changes from the Data Manager in Off-page Connectors. For a line to span from one drawing to another. You also learn how off-page connectors can be used to navigate from drawing to drawing. An organized drawing enables all involved to read and find information efficiently. It alters the behavior of the connected lines in that any operation performed on one line is automatically applied to the lines in the other drawing.

The pipe line data for both lines match from one drawing to another. Organization also reduces costly errors and saves valuable time both during design. About Off-page Connectors In the complex world of design and engineering. In other words. The following illustration shows an example of Off-page Connectors. Off-page Connectors enable you to organize your drawings. The following illustration shows the Non-engineering tool palette. Adding Off-page Connectors The following illustrations show the process for adding Off-page connectors to a drawing.

Then you select the endpoint of the line. In this dialog box you can select another drawing in the project to connect to. Click Connect To. The following illustration shows access to the Connect To option for Off-page Connectors. This eliminates the need to go to the other drawing and create a connector if one does not already exist. Typically this will be in another drawing.

To connect two lines with an Off-page Connector. Click the Off-page Connector and click the cross grip. Add an Off-page Connector to a line. Since the Data Manager edits the line data.

This is also true for data edited using the Data Manager. Connecting Off-page Connectors 1. Select the connector in the selected drawing.

Select to create a new connector or connect to an existing one.

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In the Create Connection dialog box. If you edit the tag information of a line. You add information to the connectors using the Property dialog box and the Data Manager. To create pipe lines: You also navigate to the different pipelines using the Off-Page Connectors. Also add a tag to the lower pipe line.

Go to drawing PID To connect to another drawing: To add a page connector: To apply an annotation tag to the pipe lines: To begin to connect to another drawing: In doing so. Note that it is connected to PID To go to the other connector: To create a new connector when making an offpage connection: When you click OK.

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