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AutoPLANT Project Configuration V8i (SELECTseries1)

Bentley Institute Course Guide

TRN012060-1/0002

Trademarks AccuDraw, Bentley, the “B” Bentley logo, MDL, MicroStation and SmartLine are registered trademarks; PopSet and Raster Manager are trademarks; Bentley SELECT is a service mark of Bentley Systems, Incorporated or Bentley Software, Inc. AutoCAD is a registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc. All other brands and product names are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Patents United States Patent Nos. 5,8.15,415 and 5,784,068 and 6,199,125.

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Table of Contents Course Overview ____________________________________ 1 Course Description ____________________________________1 Target Audience_______________________________________2 Prerequisites _________________________________________2 Course Objectives _____________________________________2 Modules Included _____________________________________2 System Requirements __________________________________3 AutoCAD® or related Autodesk® Products __________________4 ProjectWise Supported Versions__________________________4 Databases Supported __________________________________4 Program Software Loading Sequence ______________________4 Introductory Knowledge ________________________________6 Questions ________________________________________6 Answers __________________________________________7

Introduction to Project Setup __________________________ 9 Module Overview _____________________________________9 Module Prerequisites __________________________________9 Module Objectives_____________________________________9 Project Setup - Configuration Advantages __________________10 Project Success Formula - Software Implementation Strategies_________________________________________10 Product Installation Overview ____________________________14 Project Setup Checklist _________________________________14 Initial Project Setup_________________________________14 Project Administrator _______________________________16 Data Manager _____________________________________16 Datasheets________________________________________17 Vision____________________________________________17 P&ID ____________________________________________17 Instrumentation and Wiring __________________________18 Piping____________________________________________18 Equipment ________________________________________19 Structural_________________________________________20 Walkthrough and Interference Detection _______________20 Isometrics and Isogen _______________________________21

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Orthographics _____________________________________22 Bill of Material Reports ______________________________22 Document Management Application ______________________23 ProjectWise Application Server _______________________23 Types of Databases Supported ___________________________23 Types of Project Environments ___________________________25 Central Mode _____________________________________25 Multi-Project Mode_________________________________26 Distributed Mode __________________________________27 Module Review _______________________________________28 Questions ________________________________________28 Answers __________________________________________28

Project Information __________________________________ 29 Module Overview _____________________________________29 Module Prerequisites __________________________________29 Module Objectives_____________________________________29 Create a New Project from Base __________________________30 Microsoft Access Project_____________________________30 SQL Server Projects _________________________________34 Oracle Projects ____________________________________40 Understanding the Project Directory Structure ______________44 Config Directory ___________________________________44 Datasheets Directory _______________________________45 Electrical Directory _________________________________46 Equip Directory ____________________________________46 Hookups Directory _________________________________47 Instrumentation Directory ___________________________47 Iso Directory ______________________________________48 P&ID Directory ____________________________________48 Piping Directory____________________________________49 Projdata Directory__________________________________49 Raceways Directory_________________________________50 Reports Directory __________________________________50 Standards Directory ________________________________51 Struct Directory ____________________________________51 Custom Directories _________________________________52 The ER Diagram ____________________________________52 Understanding the Directory Structure_____________________53 Local_Root Directory________________________________53 Network_Root Directory_____________________________53 Project_Root Directory ______________________________54 Custom_Root Directory _____________________________54 Local_Root Directories ______________________________55 Applications Accessing Project Data _______________________66 Core Applications __________________________________66

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Bentley AutoPLANT 2D Applications____________________67 AutoPLANT 3D Applications __________________________69 Project Tools ______________________________________70 Tools ____________________________________________72 Module Review _______________________________________74 Questions ________________________________________74 Answers __________________________________________74

Configuring the Project Database ______________________ 75 Module Overview _____________________________________75 Module Prerequisites __________________________________75 Module Objectives_____________________________________75 Overview of Project Administrator ________________________76 Archive___________________________________________76 Set as Startup Project __________________________________77 Revalidate Project __________________________________77 Project Properties __________________________________78 Adding a Database to the Current Project _______________80 Removing a Database from the Current Project __________81 Connecting to Password Protected Databases____________82 Manipulating the Databases _____________________________84 AT_VIEWS ___________________________________________95 Edit View _________________________________________95 Understanding the Edit View Dialog____________________96 Tag Types ____________________________________________102 Copy Tag Type Dialog _______________________________102 Tag Codes Button __________________________________105 Delimiters Tab _____________________________________107 Alternate Tag Codes for Tag Type Dialog ________________109 CATT Dialogs _________________________________________118 Mapping 2D and 3D Classes _____________________________128 Class Mapping _____________________________________128 Tag Type Mapping__________________________________129 Classes ___________________________________________129 Add or Remove Mappings____________________________130 Field Mapping Properties ____________________________135 Tag Type Mapping__________________________________136 Relationship Manager __________________________________137 Modifying Fields and Views in the SQL Project _______________139 New Field Restrictions and Definitions__________________143 Module Review _______________________________________146 Questions ________________________________________146 Answers __________________________________________146

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Managing Projects __________________________________ 147 Module Overview _____________________________________147 Module Prerequisites __________________________________147 Module Objectives_____________________________________147 Interpreting the Project.ini files __________________________148 The SQL Server Project.ini File ________________________148 The Oracle Project.ini File ____________________________149 User Configurations ____________________________________150 Application Security____________________________________155 Assigning User Rights to CATT dialogs______________________156 Module Review _______________________________________159 Questions ________________________________________159 Answers __________________________________________159

Examining the Project Databases _______________________ 161 Module Overview _____________________________________161 Module Prerequisites __________________________________161 Module Objectives_____________________________________161 Viewing the Projdata Tables _____________________________162 Specialized Data Tables______________________________164 Important Fields within the Data Tables ________________166 ER Diagram _______________________________________167 Viewing the Schema Tables ______________________________174 XXX_PICK Tables ___________________________________174 RebisDict Table ____________________________________175 RebisJoin Table ____________________________________175 RebisObject Table __________________________________176 RebisTable Table ___________________________________176 RebisView Table ___________________________________177 Tag_code, Tag_type and Tformat Tables ________________177 Viewing Project.mdb ___________________________________182 Module Review _______________________________________183 Questions ________________________________________183 Answers __________________________________________183

Project Utilities _____________________________________ 185 Module Overview _____________________________________185 Module Prerequisites __________________________________185 Module Objectives_____________________________________185 Upgrading Existing Projects ______________________________186 Packaging a Project ____________________________________190 Split/Merge Utility ____________________________________199 Consistency Check Options ______________________________211 2D to 3D Consistency Reporter________________________211 Consistency Reporter Operations______________________213 2D to 3D CAD Interface and Consistency Checker _________218

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Module Review _______________________________________221 Questions ________________________________________221 Answers __________________________________________221

Project Organization _________________________________ 223 Module Overview _____________________________________223 Module Prerequisites __________________________________223 Module Objectives_____________________________________223 ProjectWise Navigator__________________________________224 GUIDS _______________________________________________233 Project GUIDS in AutoPLANT _________________________233 Document GUIDs in AutoPLANT _______________________234 Data Reuse ___________________________________________235 Drawing Exchange__________________________________235 Relationship Manager _______________________________235 PXF Files__________________________________________236 Briefcase Mode ____________________________________236 Module Review _______________________________________237 Questions ________________________________________237 Answers __________________________________________237

Data Manager Customization __________________________ 239 Module Overview _____________________________________239 Module Prerequisites __________________________________239 Module Objectives_____________________________________239 Data Manager Interface ________________________________240 Overview of Database Terminology _______________________240 Brief Tour of the Data Manager Interface___________________241 Menus ___________________________________________241 Data Manager Toolbar ______________________________242 The Project Window ________________________________242 Examining the Original Database _________________________243 Understanding Views _______________________________244 Modifying a View ______________________________________246 Creating a New View ___________________________________254 Creating Reports ______________________________________257 Access Forms _________________________________________263 Module Review _______________________________________264 Questions ________________________________________264 Answers __________________________________________264

Datasheets Customization ____________________________ 265 Module Overview _____________________________________265 Module Prerequisites __________________________________265 Module Objectives_____________________________________265

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Understanding Datasheets Structure ______________________266 Database References ___________________________________267 Internal References ____________________________________267 Revision Control_______________________________________268 CurrentData_______________________________________268 Previous Data _____________________________________268 Revision List_______________________________________268 Creating a New Datasheet_______________________________269 Fully Mapped Datasheet Templates _______________________286 Datasheets Utilities ____________________________________289 Module Review _______________________________________293 Questions ________________________________________293 Answers __________________________________________293

Vision Customization ________________________________ 295 Module Overview _____________________________________295 Module Prerequisites __________________________________295 Module Objectives_____________________________________295 Vision Overview _______________________________________296 Vision Interface _______________________________________297 Administrative Functions________________________________300 User Privileges and Settings _____________________________305 Revision Controls___________________________________305 Revision Marks ____________________________________306 Display Options ____________________________________308 Module Review _______________________________________310 Questions ________________________________________310 Answers __________________________________________310

Project Template Creation ____________________________ 311 Module Overview _____________________________________311 Module Prerequisites __________________________________311 Module Objectives_____________________________________311 Template Project ______________________________________312 Module Review _______________________________________318 Questions ________________________________________318 Answers __________________________________________318

Appendix A ________________________________________ 319 AT.ini _______________________________________________319 SQL Project.ini ________________________________________342 Oracle Project.ini ______________________________________348 Access Project.ini ______________________________________356

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Course Summary ____________________________________ 363 Course Summary ______________________________________363 Course Review ________________________________________364 Questions ________________________________________364 Answers __________________________________________366

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Course Overview Course Description AutoPLANT Project Configuration is a course designed for Project Administrators who have been tasked with creating and/or modifying projects. It is our intent to train you in-depth on project setup. You will be provided a set-up checklist to insure that you consider all of the applications that will need to be registered for your project. You will determine which type of database management system is right for you. You learn the directory structure of the local directory files as well as the network directory files. You will be taught how to configure your project database by linking tables and importing and exporting data. You will be instructed on tag types and views which are integral to populating the databases. You will create new tag types, new fields and new tables for your project. You will learn to manage and organize your project. You will be taught the administrator functions of archiving a project and creating a startup project. You will be instructed on creating new users and setting the privileges of that user. You will study at length the project databases and learn the intricate relationships between the databases and how the specialized fields link the data together. You will be introduced to the Project Utilities that will allow you to package your project so that it can be sent to a vendor or satellite office. You will learn how to split your project into two parts and then merge it together again. Finally you will learn how to customize the Data Manager application to create new views and reports. You will customize the Datasheet application to import your current datasheets and the Vision application to add new third party applications to your project.

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Target Audience

Target Audience This course is recommended for the following audience(s): •

Project Administrators with experience in either our 2D applications or our 3D applications or both.

Prerequisites •

Completion of either the 2D or 3D Fundamentals courses



Working knowledge of databases



Working knowledge of Microsoft Access report writer

Course Objectives After completing this course, you will be able to: •

Setup a new project.



Configure a project.



Manage a project.



Package a project.



Create custom views and reports.



Import existing Datasheets.



Add new applications to a project.



Create a new custom project.

Modules Included The following modules are included in this course: •

Introduction to Project Setup Administrator



Project Information



Configuring the Project Database

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System Requirements



Managing Projects



Examining the Project Databases



Project Utilities



Project Organization



Data Manager Customization



Datasheets Customization



Vision Customization



Custom Project



Project Template Creation



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System Requirements You must have a CD drive or Internet access for product installation. The following prerequisites are required to run the modules included in AutoPLANT Project Configuration:

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Processor:

Intel Pentium 4 processor and AMD Athlon, 3.0 GHz or greater or Intel or AMD Dual Core Processor, 2.0 GHz or greater

Operating System:

Microsoft Windows XP® Professional SP2 or later, Windows Vista 32 bit SP1 Microsoft Windows XP® Professional SP1A or later

Internet:

Microsoft Internet Explorer® 6 SP1 or greater

Memory:

2GB or greater

Hard Disk:

2GB free hard disk space

Input Device:

Industry-standard input device supported by Windows

Output Device:

Industry-standard input device supported by Windows

Video Graphics Card:

Industry-standard video card/monitor

Processor:

Intel Pentium 4 processor and AMD Athlon, 3.0 GHz or greater or Intel or AMD Dual Core Processor, 2.0 GHz or greater

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AutoCAD® or related Autodesk® Products

AutoCAD® or related Autodesk® Products AutoCAD®:

2006, 2007, 2008 (32 bit only), 2009 (32 bit only)

The latest applicable service packs must be used for all of the above products.

ProjectWise Supported Versions Bentley ProjectWise V8 08.11.05

Databases Supported Microsoft Access®:

2003, 2007

SQLServer®:

2005 Express Edition, 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services, 2005 Standard Edition and 2005 Enterprise Edition.

Oracle®:

Oracle 9i Release 2, Oracle 10g Release 2, Oracle 11g Release 1

Program Software Loading Sequence This course will require the installation of the PLANT V8i Edition suite of software, both 2D and 3D including Process and Instrumentation, P&ID and Plant Design. Application

Size

Version

AutoPLANT P&ID

226 mb

V8i Edition

Bentley Process and Instrumentation

253 mb

V8i Edition

AutoPLANT Plant Design

490 mb

V8i Edition

Note: Please check Bentley Select Server for the most current version of the

software and any available updates for that software.

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Program Software Loading Sequence

Installing Bentley PLANT software is typically a job best performed by the administrator. The installer must have full administrative rights to the local system (registry, etc). During installation, the installer will prompt for a variety of information to control the destination of various components and whether or not to install optional modules within each product group.

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Introductory Knowledge

Introductory Knowledge Before you begin this module, let's define what you already know.

Questions 1 When creating an AutoPLANT Project can you specify an Oracle, SQL, or Access database type? 2 What are the different types of databases that Bentley software supports? 3 Can a project be modified to meet the needs of the users? 4 How does the Bentley software propagate the tag data into the databases? 5 Can you import your existing data into a Bentley project? 6 How does the software know which database source is being utilized for a project? 7 Does the Supervisor login and password have to be used to log into a project? 8 Where is the data stored for a project? 9 Is Project Packager a tool that packages a project into one zip file? 10 Why would you split a project into smaller projects? 11 What is a GUID? 12 Do you have to use the views and reports provided by Bentley Data Manager? 13 What is a datasheet? 14 What is Bentley Vision? 15 What is the advantage of creating a custom template project?

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Answers 1 Yes, when creating a project you will need to select a database type. 2 Bentley software supports, Access, SQL and Oracle databases. 3 Yes, Bentley software is designed to allow modifications to the base tables to incorporate the data of the user. 4 Bentley software uses the tag type to propagate the tag information into the databases. 5 Yes, existing data can be imported or linked to a Bentley project. 6 The PROJECT.ini file is read by the software and contains the type of database being used by the project. 7 No, new logins and users can be created for each project’s needs. 8 The data is stored in the projdata.mdb (or database equivalent) located in the project’s Projdata directory. 9 Yes, Project Packager rolls up the project including drawing files and the database into one zip file. 10 You may want to split a project into smaller projecst so that they can be sent to an outside vender for comments. The smaller projects can then be merged back into the larger project and all comments and changes are incorporated. 11 A GUID is a Globally Unique Identifier used by AutoPLANT. 12 No, you can customize the views and reports provided by Bentley Data Manager to make them fit your needs. 13 A datasheet is a tool used by design engineers summarizing the performance and other characteristics of a component. 14 Bentley Vision is an application for organizing both Bentley and NonBentley documents. 15 Creating a custom template project will prevent you from having to make the same customization changes whenever you create a new project.

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Introduction to Project Setup Module Overview This chapter will introduce you to project configurations and checklists which will help you customize your project. You will be introduced to the types of databases that are supported and the different project environments.

Module Prerequisites •

Completion of either the 2D or 3D Fundamentals courses



Working knowledge of databases



Working knowledge of Microsoft Access report writer

Module Objectives After completing this module, you will be able to: •

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Plan your project configuration.

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Project Setup - Configuration Advantages

Project Setup - Configuration Advantages AutoPLANT configurations allow users the ability to segregate information or formats for different clients or projects. In this section, you will be provided with ideas on what and how to customize in your configurations, and reasons for separating your customizations. You will also learn what is or is not available for customization. There are two types of configurations available, client-specific and projectspecific. •

Client-specific: Some companies have multiple clients who have different layering, text, border, etc., standards. These companies need to have a configuration for their various clients.



Project-specific: A company may need to make a project-specific configuration when, for example, the way they would put together a project for client ABC's plant in Eastern USA is different from a project for client ABC's plant in Western USA. Each plant's deliverable requirements may have variations. For these reasons we will cover the Project Setup and the ramifications of having different configurations before creating a custom configuration.

AutoPLANT provides you with an easy-to-use interface to create configurations quickly.

Project Success Formula - Software Implementation Strategies Success takes planning and you need to plan for success. The following steps will help you to formulate a plan. 1 Determine, and provide as needed, personnel training requirements. Ensure that the designers and engineers are on the project team and know how to use the software. Ensure the manager, project engineers and lead designers know what to expect from the software and what its limitations are. 2 Define and implement project CAD standards, such as coloring, layering, annotations and line numbering formats. 3 Define and implement new components as quickly as possible. 4 Define and implement detailed design strategy and techniques, including checking procedures and tools. 5 Define the project deliverables.

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Project Setup - Configuration Advantages

Personnel Selection and Training There are three types of personnel involved with any project: •

Actual users of the CAD and database software



Project engineers/managers who monitor the progress of the use of the software



IS Department or Support Department, who need to understand and know how to support the software

Training For any realistic progress to be made in a short amount of time, the designers and engineers will need to know the software before beginning the project. The best method of insuring this is to provide formal training to enable your users to learn how to properly use the software. Bentley is sure that you are well aware of the pitfalls of trying to learn software "on the fly."

Selecting Users The best designers are those people who are willing to learn new methods of design and who have some experience or formal training in the field/industry that they are working in. Therefore the best users are those people who have a blend of experience in the field and/or industry and are comfortable with computers in general.

Selecting Project Engineers and Managers The best project engineers/managers are those who are willing to learn new methods of implementing, monitoring, and statusing projects. Bentley has seen many experienced personnel who have not experienced success with projects because they try to implement the "old, tried and true" project techniques instead of opening up to the shifting paradigm. Therefore the best managers are those people comfortable with computers in general and willing to look at alternate techniques to complete their projects.

Implement Project CAD Standards Relevant questions to ask and determine prior to project start up:

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Is this a large project or a small project?



How will the size of this project change our standards?



Does this project need to employ special AutoCAD techniques?

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Project Setup - Configuration Advantages

The implementation of CAD standards is a critical time-saving tool. Bentley recommends that regular meetings be held to review the CAD standard content and methodology to ensure that the information is still relevant. The current era of computer hardware and CAD software development is changing so rapidly that it is critical that the standards don't become dated. Make sure that you analyze the needs of the current project against the CAD standards. It is possible that the standards for one project will not work for another project dependent upon such things as client requirements, project size, and schedule.

Customization Needs and Execution By addressing customization needs early in the project, you set the foundation for an easy-flowing work environment for the users. Determine whether the project needs new: •

Component types.



Definition of deliverables - reports, templates, etc.



Components/symbols.



Annotation classes, i.e., line number methods, etc.



CAD standards - layers, linetypes, etc.



Data base fields.



Dialogs: Creating or modifying the dialogs that are used enhances productivity by eliminating user error. User error usually comes from not understanding or misinterpreting how the project information will be entered in the dialog, if you use the same dialog for all projects.

Determine the need for and create any needed components that are not currently available to the user. This will eliminate checking problems later in the project. Determine how and when to extract data for use on the project. This will help in determining what information needs to be input to the database, which in turn will dictate what database fields will be required. Keep in mind that some customization is not backward-compatible. For instance, if a component is changed in the middle of a project, every drawing containing that component will have to be edited.

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Project Setup - Configuration Advantages

Install Order Bentley Plant software applications need to be installed in order. For a full AutoPLANT suite install, the following order is required: 1 Bentley ProjectWise 2 AutoCAD 3 AutoPLANT P&ID 4 Bentley Process and Instrumentation 5 AutoPLANT PDW 6 ProSteel 7 Bentley ProjectWise Navigator Note: AutoCAD should be opened and closed once before installing

AutoPLANT to create the default profiles. Bentley Framework is not a necessary installation but does contain up-to-date fixes for known Plant issues. If you opt to install the latest version of Framework, install it last. Partial installs are still run in the same order; simply omit the modules not being installed.

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Product Installation Overview

Product Installation Overview Bentley Plant applications are designed to complement one another, making it easier to share, build, and manage valuable project data. Using a central database as a project repository, several applications can easily share the same data. You can edit the data on a project-wide basis, drastically reducing the time it takes to bring a data-intensive project to completion. In addition to the time-saving benefits, managers will also appreciate the wealth of reports that can be generated from a centralized system. AutoPLANT software is designed to allow the project discipline teams to work in a concurrent engineering environment for all aspects of functional, schematic, and physical plant design. Many of these applications were developed to address the common scenario of sending documents to off-site design offices and vendors, and re-synchronizing the off-site design data with the central project database. All applications are built on an open flexible database and standard Microsoft tools like Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel.

Project Setup Checklist Initial Project Setup Things to Decide •

Determine applications to be utilized: •

ProjectWise/Vision/Document Manager



AutoPLANT P&ID



Data Manager



Datasheets



Instrumentation and Wiring



Hookups



AutoPLANT P&ID Conversion Toolkit



AutoPLANT Piping/Equipment



Isometrics/Isogen



ProjectWise Navigator

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Structural Modeler/Engineering/Detailing



Electrical



Determine hardware and software requirements (minimum and recommended).



Determine the database type (Access, Oracle or SQL Server).



Select the network directory.



Determine the back-up schedule and responsibility.



Determine discipline partitioning (who owns what…Process, Mechanical, Instrumentation, Piping, etc.).



Determine shared vs. local standards and customization.



Identify deliverables (P&ID, PFD, Datasheets, Loops, Ortho's, Iso's, etc.).



Outline customization issues.



Verify Select agreement and set internal support strategies.



Establish the criteria and milestones for gauging the performance of your implementation plan.

Training •

Identify who gets trained and on which applications.



Set the training schedule.



Secure the training location.

Tasks

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Prepare the file server as appropriate.



Install appropriate modules of AutoPLANT.



Create network project directory.



Create projects.



Assign administrator privileges. •

Create user logins and assign access rights.



Create network project directory.



Define general database structure, server requirements for project engineering/design, and long-term archiving.



Create additional fields for Detailed Design needs, i.e., work packages, etc.



Create additional DB views, search criteria, and reports.

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Apply drawing setup decisions.



Review CAD drafting standards.



Review engineering standards.



Lifecycle Data Management (owner/operators) •

Define EPC training requirements.



Define criteria to handle EPC requested customizations.



Define procedure for changing data structure during the project (fields, supplemental tables).

Project Administrator Tasks •

Import data from external sources.



Create new database fields.



Establish tagging conventions.



Import new datasheets.



Create administrator privileges.



Create user logins and access rights.

Data Manager Tasks •





Create or modify views to accumulate data. •

View formats



Read-only fields



Hidden fields



New database fields

Create or modify reports to view data. •

Company logos



New database fields

Create user groups and logins if not already defined.

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Project Setup Checklist



Divide users into groups.



Decide user rights.



Create logins for each group.

Datasheets Tasks •

Locate company logos.



Create/import datasheet templates.



Map datasheet cells.



Extended data

Vision Tasks •

Create administrative privileges if not already created.



Create user logins and access rights if not already created.



Establish viewer applications.

P&ID Tasks

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Define units for drawings (imperial, metric, mixed metric).



Create a custom directory if needed.



Creation/modification of dialogs.



Define title blocks.



Define custom layers, components, annotations.



Establish checking procedures.

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Instrumentation and Wiring Tasks •

Establish tagging conventions.



Create new database fields.



Create or modify views to accumulate data.





View formats



Read-only fields



Hidden fields



New database fields

Create or modify reports to view data. •

Company logos



New database fields



Create or modify loop templates.



Locate company logos.



Create or modify auto-generated templates.



Import user templates.

Piping Things to Decide •

Define tagging conventions. •

What components are tagged?



How to delineate tag



Assign line numbers.



Dialog modifications



Identify custom (non-Bentley) components.



Specification definition



Miscellaneous items



Color by line number, size or spec?



Layer by line number or spec.

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Project Setup Checklist

Tasks •

Set Drawing Preferences.



Modify dialogs.



Create custom components and/or modify.



Specification Generation •

Create new spec for project.



Identify default spec item for each nominal size: Valve Type, Elbows and tees, and Flanges, gaskets and bolts.

Equipment Things to Decide •

Define tagging conventions. •

Pumps



Vessels



Exchangers



Associated equipment (pump nozzles)



Identify common assemblies or custom components.



Identify location points.



Color and layer designations



Dialog modifications

Tasks

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Modify dialogs.



Create common assemblies or custom components.



Create location points.



Color and layer designations



Specification generation



Create new spec.



Identify default spec for each component class.

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Structural Things to Decide •

Define color and layer conventions. •

Columns



Main Beams



Sub-members



Bracing



Define structure divisions (ex. Separate modules for each structure).



Detail connections - how much detail is required



Define import/export (stress) work flow methods.



Miscellaneous items

Tasks •

Create AutoCAD Start-up Template Drawing file.



Define and create Work Frames.



Use Detail Center to create Styles. •

Plans



Sections, Elevations



Details



Create Custom Shapes.



Create Template Types. •



Base Plates, Bolting, etc.

Define Bentley Work Area Function Workaround.

Walkthrough and Interference Detection Things to Decide •

Basis for Interference runs (Steel vs Piping, Piping vs All….)



Partitions and Size of Interference runs



Is a formal walk through needed? (30%, 60%, 90% Design Reviews)

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Project Setup Checklist



Who will need to be present?



Who will run the walk through?



When? Where? Who sets it up?



What part of models (all) will be walked through? •

What type of walk through?



P&ID review



Construction review



Operations review



Maintenance review

Isometrics and Isogen Things to Decide •

How will isometrics be broken up? By line, by Spec, other?



Who has ownership of the isometric production?



What will the isometrics look like? •

PCF output options (ISOGEN)



Title Block



Option switch settings (ISOGEN)



Annotation and Alternate text (ISOGEN)



Positioned text (ISOGEN)



Annotation and text



BOM options



Layering and Colors



Checking Procedures

Tasks

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Develop an isometric production procedure.



Create/modify title block.



Enter Annotation and dimensions defaults.



Set Milestones in Deliverables .

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Orthographics Things to Decide •



What plots/layouts are required? •

Plans



Sections



Details



Drawing content



Equipment List



Nozzle Schedule

Cosmetics - how the drawing will look •

Title Block



Dimensioning



Annotation: Line Numbers, elevations, general notes

Tasks •

Develop a drawing production procedure.



Create/modify Title Blocks.



Enter annotation and dimension defaults.



Set Milestone in Deliverables.

Bill of Material Reports Things to Decide •

How often will BOM reports be extracted and for what purpose?



How will BOM reports be used?





Project status



Purchasing

Which database fields will be used and/or added? •

Layout of columns



Do Specs need to be revised?

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Document Management Application

• •

Does the external drawing database need to be revised?

To what format will the BOM report be extracted? •

Excel, Word, Access?

Tasks •

Format the report look and arrange the layout of columns.

Document Management Application Bentley is now providing document and data management applications. Below is a brief description of the applications.

ProjectWise Application Server ProjectWise is the backbone of a managed environment for your information. ProjectWise is the company's flagship collaboration server, enabling highperformance multi-site collaboration among AEC project teams performing distributed engineering. ProjectWise supports a managed environment for AEC IT. In a managed environment, valuable AEC information is confidently shared, synchronized, and secured; all data can be leveraged throughout an asset's lifecycle and on future projects. Fast-track projects can be managed better by ensuring that project teams can work on separate project tasks in parallel. ProjectWise features include local caching and enhanced digital security, for fast file access and secure workflows across distributed teams.

Types of Databases Supported AutoPLANT Plant Design and P&IW applications support multiple types of database environments. Below is a brief description of each database type. It is recommended that you select the environment that best fits your company's needs.

Microsoft ACCESS 2003, 2007 Microsoft Access is only recommended for very small projects because the database does not support a multi-user environment.

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SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services, 2005 Standard Edition and 2005 Enterprise Edition This database environment is recommended for large projects with multiple users accessing the software at the same time. The projects can be set up as individual databases or as a multi-project database.

Oracle Version 9i Release 2, 10g Release 2, 11g Release 1 This database environment is recommended for large projects with multiple users accessing the software at the same time. The projects can be set up as individual databases or as a multi-project database.

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Types of Project Environments

Types of Project Environments There are multiple project environments that apply to the manner in which project data is managed by AutoPLANT Plant Design and P&IW applications. Below is a brief description of each mode. Refer back to this section when creating your new projects.

Central Mode This is a full project mode, where all data from AutoPLANT 2D (P&ID and Instrumentation data) and AutoPLANT 3D (Process piping and Equipment data) is stored in a Central project database. The project data could be modified from any application allowing quick 2D TO 3D consistency reporting. The Central mode is available for Oracle, or SQL Server project databases. Bentley strongly recommends the use of central mode for AutoPLANT projects.

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Multi-Project Mode This option will only be available if you have selected an SQL Server or Oracle Database Type. It enables you to specify that the database used by this project may also be used by other projects. For example, if you create an Oracle project, you are required to specify the Oracle database connection information to create the project. If you create this project using multi-mode, you will be able to create subsequent projects that use this same Oracle database instance. You should note that there is a reasonably significant performance penalty to supporting multi-project mode. Enabling this functionality will effectively add a new ProjID (project ID) column to every project table, which stores the project ID for that database record. Every query on the project database must then include the ProjID in order to filter the query so that it only returns records related to that project. Oracle and SQL Server projects that were created using previous versions of Bentley Plant software were automatically configured to support multi-project mode. Note: Multi-Project mode will be required for any project using ProjectWise.

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Distributed Mode This mode handles data in a manner that is most similar to that used in previous AutoPLANT Plant Design versions (v2.01 and earlier). Component data is still stored in the familiar PIPING, NOZZLE, and EQUIPMENT tables. Exceptions to this include: Line Number, Service, Unit, Area, etc. data, which are now stored in the project relationship tables.

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Module Review

Module Review Now that you have completed this module, let's measure what you have learned.

Questions 1 For a project to be successful, is proper training and knowledge critical? 2 Should your company's CAD standards be considered before creating your project?

Answers 1 Yes, do not attempt to learn this software while working on a production project without proper training. 2 Yes, your company's CAD Standards are an important consideration when creating and configuring your project. Any customization made to a project will not be retroactive. Changes will only affect data from that point forward.

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Project Information Module Overview In this section you will use the Bentley Project Administrator application to create a new project in an Access format and will be shown how to create projects in an SQL and Oracle format. You will complete an in-depth study of your project file structure. You will be introduced to the applications accessing your project.

Module Prerequisites •

Completion of either the 2D or 3D Fundamentals courses



Working knowledge of databases



Working knowledge of Microsoft Access report writer

Module Objectives After completing this module, you will be able to:

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Create a new project with different database environments.



Understand the project application directory structure.



Understand the project local and network directory structures.



Configure the applications accessing the project data.

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Create a New Project from Base Project creation with other database types is shown in detail below and can be used as a guide when creating your production project. It is important to note that in most cases, the project will be located on a network server with client workstations accessing the project from their workstations. For training purposes, we will create an Access project.

Microsoft Access Project 

Exercise 1: Create an Access Project 1 Select Programs > Bentley > Plant V8i > Project Tools > Project Administrator from the Windows Start menu.

2 Highlight an existing folder. 3 Select File > Add Root. The Browse For Folder dialog opens. 4 Browse to your C: drive. 5 Select Make New Folder.

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6 Rename New Folder to AutoPLANT_Admin_Training as shown below.

7 Press Enter. 8 Click OK. 9 Highlight AutoPLANT_Admin_Training in the Project Administrator window. 10 Right-click. 11 Select New Project.

Note: Oracle is grayed out because Oracle is not installed on this workstation.

“Use Multi Project Mode” is only available for SQL and Oracle databases. 12 Highlight Access.

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13 Click Next.

14 Select Standard Base Project from the Select the Base Schematic Project Template. 15 Leave the Units set to Imperial. 16 Click Next.

17 Click Next. The project paths are accepted. These may be modified later.

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18 Fill in dialog information as shown below.

19 Click Finish. The project structure is now created. If the database format was not Microsoft Access, the connection details would have been necessary when the Projdata database started to create.

The new root directory and project are now shown in the Project Administrator.

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SQL Server Projects These exercises are for illustration only. 

Exercise 1: Create an SQL Server Database 1 Launch SQL Server Management Studio. 2 Expand the Security node. 3 Select Login. 4 Right-click on Login. 5 Select New-Login.

6 Type PIW in the Login name field. 7 Set the SQL Server authentication check box. 8 Type pwuserin the Password field. 9 Clear the Enforce password policy check box. 10 Leave the Default database as master.

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11 Leave the Default language as English.

12 Click OK. 13 Right-click on the Database node. 14 Select New Database.

15 Type PIW in the Database name field.

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16 Select Browse in the Owner field.

17 Type PIW. 18 Click Check Names. 19 Click OK. The New Database dialog is returned. 20 Click OK.

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Exercise 2: Create an SQL Database Project 1 In the Windows Start menu, select Programs > Bentley > Plant V8i > Project Tools > Project Administrator. Project Administrator opens. If prompted for a password, use supervisor. 2 Expand Bentley Plant V8i Projects. The projects within the root folder are now visible. 3 Right-click on Bentley Plant V8i Projects. 4 Select New.... The Provider Type dialog opens. 5 Select SQL Server.

6 Click Next. Warning: The option Use Multi Project Mode is available but not recommended for 2D Projects.

7 Set Use Central Project Mode. 8 Click Next. 9 Click Next again. The Project Paths are accepted.

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10 Complete the following dialog as shown.

11 Click Finish. The project starts creating and the Data Link Properties dialog displays. 12 Select your server in the Select or enter a server name list. 13 Set the Use a specific user name and password check box. 14 Type PIW in the User name field. 15 Type pwuser in the Password field. 16 Set the Allow saving password check box. 17 Select the PIW database from your server as shown below.

18 Click Test Connection.

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To verify that the connection is working. 19 Click OK. The finished project is listed in the Project Administrator. 20 Minimize the Project Administrator application.

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Oracle Projects These exercises are for illustration only. 

Exercise 1: Create a New Oracle User Note: For first-time Oracle users, a User and Password must be created. For

existing Oracle users, the Login dialog will appear. Type your User Name and Password into the dialog and click OK. 1 From the Windows Start menu, select Oracle > Application Development > SQLPlus. 2 Type create user PIW identified by bbsi. 3 Click Enter. 4 Type /. 5 Click Enter. User Created is returned. 6 Type grant connect, resource to PIW. 7 Click Enter. 8 Type /. 9 Click Enter. Grant succeeded is returned. The user and password have been created. 

Exercise 2: Create a New Oracle Project 1 Maximize Project Administrator. 2 Expand Bentley Plant V8i Projects. The projects within the root folder are now visible. 3 Right-click on Bentley Plant V8i Projects. 4 Select New. The Provider Type dialog displays.

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5 Select Oracle.

6 Click Next. 7 Set the Use Central Project Mode check box. 8 Click Next.

9 Click Next. The Project Paths are accepted.

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10 Complete the following dialog as shown.

11 Click Finish. The Data Link Properties dialog displays. 12 Type your Data Source name in the Data Source field. 13 Set the Use a specific user name and password check box. 14 Type PIW in the User name field. 15 Type bbsi in the Password field. 16 Verify that Allow saving password is set. The dialog should look similar to the one shown.

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17 Click Test Connection.

18 Click OK. 19 Click OK on the Data Link Properties dialog. The new project shows in the root folder.

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Understanding the Project Directory Structure When creating a new project within Bentley Project Administrator, a directory with the project's name will be created. This directory is typically located on a network drive so that multiple users can access the project files. In the project root directory, you will find three important files: •

AT_PROJ.DBF: holds the list of projects that fall under this parent directory



AT_PRODSV8i.DBF: holds the products that are registered on the workstation



ACCESS.MDB: contains login information as well as application security information

The project directory contains various files as well as a number of sub-directories. Each project has a file in the root project directory called PROJECT.INI. This file contains general project information, various default settings, and path settings to various subdirectories. A sample PROJECT.INI and an explanation of the individual sections and variables can be found in Appendix A.

Config Directory

The Config directory holds many of the delivered project configuration files (.ini files), the border files for orthographic drawings and the delivered Isogen format files.

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Datasheets Directory

The Datasheets directory contains all datasheets created for this project. Within this directory are three sub-directories: •

Equip: equipment datasheets. If you created a datasheet for Pump P100 called P-100DS.XLS, you would find this datasheet in the …Datasheets\Equip\ directory.



Instr: instrumentation datasheets. If you created a datasheet for Clickure Indicator PI-100 called PI-100DS, you would find this datasheet PI-100DS.XLS in the …Datasheets\Instr\ directory.



Other: other asset datasheets

There is also a Specifications directory within the Datasheets directory, where Specification Sheets are stored. It has a sub-directory structure similar to Equip, Instr and Other. P&IW allows you to create both specification sheets and datasheets for any tagged item. Although the terms are occasionally used interchangeably, the primary difference between specification sheets and datasheets is that a specification sheet is what you want to obtain in the future and a datasheet is what you physically have. For example, the design may specify the TDH for a Pump must be twenty-four feet, but the Pump that was purchased tests to twenty-five feet. The Specification Sheet would record 24', and the Datasheet would record 25'. Hint: The physical location of datasheets is controlled by the DATASHEETS key

under the [PATHS] section of the PROJECT.INI file. It is recommended that this path be left as the default unless there is an overwhelming reason that this must be changed.

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Electrical Directory

The Electrical directory contains a Drawings sub-directory in which electrical drawings are stored.

Equip Directory

The Equip directory contains a Drawings sub-directory in which equipment drawings are stored.

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Hookups Directory

Hookups are also referred to as installation details. The Hookups directory is similar to the Datasheets directory in structure, with Hookup drawings seprated into sub-directories Equip for equipment, Instr for instrumentation, and Other for other types of assets.

Instrumentation Directory

The Instrumentation directory contains a Drawings sub-directory in which loop diagrams are stored. For example, if you created a loop named F-101A, you would find the F-101A.DWG drawing in the Instrumentation\Drawings directory.

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Iso Directory

The Iso directory contains a Drawings sub-directory in which isometrics drawings are stored.

P&ID Directory

The P&ID directory contains a Drawing sub-directory in which P&ID drawings are stored. For example, if you created a P&ID drawing named AREA101A, you would find the AREA101A.DWG drawing in the P&ID\Drawings directory.

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Piping Directory

The Piping directory contains a Drawings sub-directory in which piping drawings are stored.

Projdata Directory

The Projdata directory typically contains three files: •

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Projdata.mdb: the project database, where project-specific data (e.g. relationships, etc.) is stored. With a Central Mode project, this file is contains all raw data for the project. Although documents associated with the project are distributed into appropriately named directories, all data for the project will reside in this file. With a Distributed Project mode, each model or drawing file has its own database file.

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Project.mdb: contains the report and view definitions



Schema.mdb table: contains the table structures

Hint: Any customization to your project data storage (i.e., adding fields or

tables) will be done in the Projdata.mdb file.

Raceways Directory

The Raceways directory contains a Drawings sub-directory in which raceways drawings are stored.

Reports Directory

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The Reports directory contains a Drawings sub-directory in which reports are stored.

Standards Directory

The Standards directory has a number of sub-directories. The Datasheets, Hookups, Instrumentation and P&ID directories hold templates for the respective documents. The Rebcompdlgs.dll contains the CATT dialogs. The Instrumentation directory contains symbols for AutoGen and Composite drawings, electrical drawing templates and the projdata.mdb which is used to store loop, panel and segment standard data.

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The Struct directory contains a Drawings sub-directory in which structural drawings are stored.

Custom Directories Custom data structures and format changes are stored in the project …\Standards directory. For graphical elements utilized by P&ID, customizations are stored in what is called the "custom" directory. This directory location is specified by the APCUSTDIR key in the PROJECT.INI file. Custom directories are discussed in depth later in this training course.

The ER Diagram Relationships between the data tables within the projdata database are displayed in the ER diagram on the local drive. To be most effective, this diagram will need to be printed at a scale large enough to read individual fields. Usually an E-sized sheet will suffice.

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Understanding the Directory Structure There are four main directories installed with AutoPLANT: Local_Root, Network_Root, Project_Root and Custom_Root. The Local_Root and Network_Root directories should be installed locally on each workstation. The Project_Root and Custom_Root directories should be installed on a network server to allow sharing of files/data among different users. All Bentley installs contain Local_Root and Network_Root files. Files in the Local_Root and Network_Root directory are available only to the user on that particular machine. If you make changes in these directories, no other machine will be affected. Project_Root and Custom_Root files, on the other hand, are shared by users on any machine that accesses the network drive. If you make a change on Network_Root or Custom_Root directories, all users accessing those files will see the change.

Local_Root Directory The Local_Root directory defaults to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Bentley\Plant V8i. This directory and its files must reside on the local workstation. The Local_Root directory contains machinespecific files and settings.

Network_Root Directory The Network_Root directory contains the files and settings needed to run the software, including the program executables. Each workstation must have access to these files if they intend to run the software. You can either install the Network_Root files on each workstation or install the network files on the network and then point each workstation to these files by modifying the AT.INI. Hint: Bentley recommends that network files be installed locally. This is

primarily because serving executables across a network taxes even higher-bandwidth networks.

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Project_Root Directory The Project_Root directory contains the data and documents created in the project. Project specific customizations will be done in one of two ways. For P&ID, you should first open Project.ini and add the following line within the [PATHS] section APCUSTDIR=c:\...\...\custom\ (where \...\...\ is the location of where you want to put customized P&ID files. You do NOT need to call the directory “custom” and may label it whatever you wish. After doing this, the first time a P&ID file is created, the user will be prompted whether or not they want this folder to be created. Selecting yes will create the folder and copy to it most commonly modified P&ID files. If you wish to modify any files not already copied here (%Project_Root%\...\Custom), copy them from %Network_Root%\P&ID\...\...\ then place them in %Project_Root%\...\...\custom\…\...\ keeping the same file structure from P&ID (%Network_Root%) and Custom (%Project_Root%). For all other customization, either modify the files in %Project_Root%\Config\. If the file you wish to modify, is not there, copy it from %Network_Root%\modules\...\....\ keeping the same file structure from Config (%Project_Root%) and Modules (%Network_Root%) downward. If the file does not exist, place it in %Project_Root%\Config\...\...\ making sure to put it in the most logical location.

Custom_Root Directory The Custom_Root directory holds customizations other than those for P&ID (which need to be added to each Project). This is where you would place any new and/or customized files that are not Project Specific. As with customized files in the %Project_Root%, you should keep a common folder structure to the location for the same or similar files in the %Network_Root%. i.e. If you want to modify BOLTS.EBS, which can be found in %Network_Root%\Modules\Base\Piping\Draw\, you should copy it to %Custom_Root%\Modules\Base\Piping\Draw\. The %Custom_Root% location needs to be added to AT.INI in the [ALIAS] section. The next section covers in more detail the various directories and some important files that AutoPLANT creates when you install. This section is crucial in understanding the fundamentals of how the software works.

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Local_Root Directories C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Plant V8i > CFG Directory

This configuration directory contains one file, at.ini, which is the major configuration file used by the applications. In the at.ini configuration file a "section" is marked by a heading in square brackets [ ], and the lines following are called "keys". A sample at.ini and an explanation of the individual sections and variables can be found in Appendix A.

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Plant V8i > DataManager Directory

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C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Plant V8i > I&W Directory

The I&W.mdb located in this directory is used for temporary storage of project.mdb files while they are being modified in the I&W application. Once a file is saved it is moved back to the project.mdb found in the Projdata directory. An example would be modification of project reports.

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Plant V8i > P&ID Directory

This directory contains files related to the P&ID menus and toolbars.

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Description

PID.MNU

Compiled version of the P&ID and P&ID Tools menus

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PIDBLK.MNU

Compiled version of the Block Manager menu

PID.DLL and PIDBLK.DLL

DLL files containing the toolbar icon graphics

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Plant V8i > P&ID > Imperial, Metric or MMetric Directory These directories contain a file called nsize.txt, which is a list of available line sizes for each unit's measurements.

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Plant V8i > Packager

The datatypes.V8il file found in this directory is a list of data types for each platform.

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C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Plant V8i > TemplateGen Directory

This directory contains the menu files (tmpl.mnc, tmpl.mnr, tmpl.msn, and tmpl.mnu) and an auxiliary lisp file (tmpl-sup.lsp) used by Template Generator.

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Plant V8i > Temp Directory

The Temp directory is used to generate reports.

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C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Plant V8i > Tmpdir Directory

The TMPDIR directory creates a new temporary folder each time that a P&ID is opened. This directory can get quite large and should be emptied on a regular basis.

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Network_Root Directory Not to be confused with Network drive, Bentley suggest you install this on all the workstations running AutoPLANT software and by default, is installed here: C:\Program Files\Bentley\Plant V8i\. Note: The directory list below assumes a complete install of the Bentley

AutoPLANT Plant Design software.

Base Directory

This is where the seed files for new Projects reside. If, when creating a new Project, you select Standard Base Project in the Select the Base Schematic Template it will copy to the Project each of the folders within the ...\Base\Project\ folder. It also copies the …\Base\Standards\ folder with all its contents to the Project. If you wish to create a custom Schema, create a folder within the …\Base\Options\ folder. Copy the ..\Base\Project\ and …\Base\Standards\ folders to it, then modify the files within your new folder. If you wish, you can also put a Custom folder in your new folder with any P&ID customized files you want. This would be in lieu of what was discussed earlier.

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Bin Directory

This directory contains miscellaneous compiled code used by Bentley applications, as well as program executables to launch Data Manager, Document Manager, and Vision.

Language Directory

This directory contains databases that are used when a non-English version is required. Note: These files are not used on an English installation.

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P&ID > sym Directory

The SYM directory contains AutoCAD (.DWG) files, which are the graphics and attributes used when placing an item into a P&ID drawing. For example, the pmpcenv.dwg file located in this directory is the Centrifugal Vertical Pump symbol that can be inserted on a P&ID drawing.

ProjectTools Directory

This directory contains program executables to launch the Convert Project, Project Administrator, Project Packager and Split/Merge utilities.

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Specs > r1X > win Directory

This directory is used for storing specification files (optional) from the different versions.

Support Directory

This directory contains various lisp (.lsp) programs, libraries and other files needed by AutoPLANT and AutoCAD. Note: This directory must be second in your AutoCAD search path for

AutoPLANT to function properly.

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Support_2D Directory

This directory contains additional minor files needed by P&ID and AutoCAD. Note: This directory must be first in your AutoCAD search path for P&ID to

function properly.

SystemDoctor Directory

This directory is installed as part of the Core products and is for 3D application use only.

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TemplateGen Directory

The Bentley Template Generator application enables you to create custom (.dwg) templates and tokens that meet your company standards when producing template-generated loop drawings within the Bentley Instrumentation & Wiring application. This directory holds the files required to create these loop templates in AutoCAD.

Tools Directory

This directory contains program executables to launch the Batch Print, Bulk Datasheets Builder, Change Logo, and IWD editor utilities.

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Applications Accessing Project Data

Applications Accessing Project Data Core Applications Data Manager Bentley Data Manager is a powerful relational database management tool for storing, creating, and customizing project process instrumentation, equipment, piping, and valve data. Developed by experienced instrumentation engineers, Data Manager is the ideal tool for plant engineering, maintenance, and operations departments. Data Manager provides a fully-configurable user interface and database and uses the industry-standard Microsoft Access format for easy linking to other software tools. Bentley AutoPLANT Data Manager also supports Open Database-Compliant (ODBC) data sources such as SQL Server, and Oracle.

Datasheets Bentley Datasheets is an add-on module for Process and Instrumentation applications that enables you to access and manage dynamically-passed process and instrumentation data such as tag number, process data, vendor data, etc. The Datasheets module utilizes Microsoft Excel as its native format for data storage and customization.

Vision Bentley Vision provides an easy-to-use environment to manage critical plant data and documentation. The tree-like user interface allows you to quickly navigate to a specific component to view operating data and associated documentation. Vision and the Bentley applications share a common relational database for storage of all plant data including process equipment, lines, valves and instrumentation. Changes made to a P&ID are immediately available through the Vision interface. By sharing a common relational database, errors and data maintenance costs associated with duplicate data are virtually eliminated.

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Document Manager Bentley Document Manager enables you to organize, edit, and preview project documents created with registered Bentley AutoPLANT applications.

Bentley AutoPLANT 2D Applications Instrumentation & Wiring Bentley Instrumentation & Wiring allows the user to define instruments, loops, fieldbus segments, fieldbus panels, field panels, and card panels. Because it uses the same engine as Data Manager, it provides users with a familiar interface due to previous experience with modifying views, tables, reports and forms.

Hookups Bentley Hookups is an add-on module to Instrumentation & Wiring that allows you to access and manage instrument installation detail drawings and to generate parts lists and Bills of Materials. The Hookups module utilizes Microsoft Excel as its native format for data storage and customization.

Layout Designer Layout Designer uses the concept of layout drawings, a graphical, flexible overview of instrumentation loops. A layout drawing may be defined for a single loop if it is particularly complicated. Layout drawings may define an area in a plant and all of the loop components associated with that area or all of the loop components associated with a particular piece of equipment. While in a layout drawing, users can create relationships between components, and then proceed to define the connection details. Any component on a layout drawing will have right-click context-sensitive menus to reduce the amount of time it takes to perform detailed connections, tag modifications or component definitions.

P&ID AutoPLANT P&ID provides companies with an indispensable tool for creating intelligent plant schematics. Utilizing the power of AutoCAD or with an external relational database environment to create the intelligent plant schematics, companies and engineers can now learn more about their plant design in a fraction of the time that was needed to study hundreds of layout drawings.

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P&ID provides a cost-efficient application for companies by reducing the design and documentation time for capturing process information for system design and plant studies (HAZOP studies, etc.), ensuring compliance to OSHA 1910 and ISO standards. Through its "scalable design," P&ID is suitable for large, mid-sized and small engineering companies, as well as plant operators, providing a key tool for the lifecycle design and documentation of process plants.

P&ID Converter Almost all companies have P&ID drawings in some form that represents the schematic map of their process plants that need to be maintained. Engineering consulting firms usually receive P&IDs from the client and are requested to re-draw or use them as the basis for a plant project. Most of these P&IDs were probably developed using native AutoCAD, without a third party developer's software package, but using internally developed symbol libraries to suit client/company standards. For those who did use a third-party software application, this AutoPLANT utility can convert many of the drawings generated by those systems as well. The AutoPLANT P&ID Conversion Toolkit is essential to both the owner/ operator and the engineering contractor as it provides the ability to very quickly convert these attribute/non-attribute, non-intelligent P&ID drawings to intelligent AutoPLANT P&ID drawings. Attribute and text information in these drawings can be extracted and stored in the AutoPLANT P&ID external project database without the expense of redrawing all of the P&IDs.

Template Generator The Bentley Template Generator application enables you to create custom templates and tokens that meet your company standards when producing template-generated loop drawings within the Bentley AutoPLANT Instrumentation & Wiring application. The Template Generator module is available from within Instrumentation when the edit option is chosen for instrument templates. It requires AutoCAD or Microstation.

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AutoPLANT 3D Applications AutoPLANT Piping AutoPLANT Piping V8i Edition application is an object-based 3D piping system design and modeling application. The software enables users to interactively route and place piping components in a 3D environment. Piping can be used to generate orthographic and isometric drawings and report quantities from the 3D model. AutoPLANT provides state-of-the-art 3D modeling capabilities previously unavailable in any AutoCAD-based package. This capability is achieved through ObjectARX technology, using 3D objects to represent plant components. These custom objects provide superior representations from any viewing perspective while using a fraction of the file size required using standard AutoCAD shapes. Piping utilizes a "spec driven" design approach, which maximizes quality by ensuring compliance with applicable design criteria. Active database links ensure correlation between the graphical and descriptive data in the model.

AutoPLANT Equipment AutoPLANT Equipment module is a 3D parametric modeling application. Equipment Modeler creates and edits mechanical equipment in a 3D environment. Object-oriented features help you keep up with the inevitable changes of a real world project. Updates to equipment dimensions are instantly reflected in the 3D model. The system comes with hundreds of mechanical equipment types commonly used in building and plant design (such as pumps, tanks and heat exchangers). A full selection of nozzle types also provides connectivity to the powerful AutoPLANT Piping application.

AutoPLANT Raceways AutoPLANT Raceways is an object-based 3D electrical system design and modeling application. The software enables users to interactively route and place commonly-used electrical and instrumentation components in a 3D environment. AutoPLANT Raceways provides state-of-the-art 3D modeling capabilities previously unavailable in any AutoCAD®-based package. This capability is achieved through ObjectARX technology, using 3D objects to represent plant components. These custom objects provide superior representations from any viewing perspective while using a fraction of the file size required using standard AutoCAD shapes.

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Raceways utilizes a "spec driven" design approach, which maximizes quality by ensuring compliance with applicable design criteria. Active database links ensure correlation between the graphical and descriptive data in the model. Note: The AutoPLANT Piping, AutoPLANT Equipment, and AutoPLANT

Raceways systems are built on powerful object-oriented technology, yet are easy to use and customize. They work seamlessly with other Bentley design and information management technologies and can integrate with your plant and business systems.

Bentley Isogen Interface Isogen is an industry-standard automatic isometric generation program. Fabrication, system, and erection isos can be automatically generated from a 3D piping model. Isogen offers a multitude of configuration features that provide for a finished drawing to fit your requirements. Isogen is available as an integral part of both applications with no additional licensing required.

AutoPLANT Isometrics AutoPLANT Isometrics is an object-based isometric drawing application allowing either direct "spec driven" isometric drafting or automatic extraction from the 3D model. It contains the same powerful reporting features as the AutoPLANT Piping application. Direct isometric drawing creation allows designers to create piping isometrics without first having to build a 3D model. The AutoISO feature automatically produces piping isometric drawings from models creating using AutoPLANT Piping. Fully-dimensioned Isometric drawings can be used to generate a 3D Model using our Plant Exchange Format (PXF). The combination of these techniques ensures that piping designers have the right tool for all types and sizes of projects.

Project Tools 2D to 3D Consistency Reporter The AutoPLANT 2D to 3D Tools compares the components in the AutoPLANT P&ID application with the equivalent components in AutoPLANT PIPING and EQUIPMENT applications. In order for the 2D to 3D functionality to operate you must have both AutoPLANT P&IDs and AutoPLANT Piping and Equipment models.

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Configuration Editor The Configuration Editor tool allows you to edit, copy and delete your configurations to meet client or company standards.

Project Administrator Project Administrator enables you to manage projects and edit database configurations and tag types. It also provides control of system administration functions for creating users, assigning users to groups, granting user/group rights, and creating user/group functions and levels of access. Project Administrator is available from within the Project Tools folder installed with AutoPLANT Plant Design, P&ID and Instrumentation & Wiring.

Project Connectivity Reporter The Project Connectivity reporter allows Users or System Administrators to run Connectivity Checking outside the design files, on a project basis.

Project Packager The Project Packager allows a project, including its structure, data and documents, to be packaged for sending to another party. The packaged project is included in a zip file. The other party can "un-package" the project into the database type they are currently using. This module is available from within the Project Tools folder installed with PIW.

Relationship Manager Relationship Manager is an AutoPLANT Plant Design application, installed only if the AutoPLANT Plant Design applications are installed. It cannot be used to work with the AutoPLANT Process and Instrumentation applications. The Relationship Manager provides a central location for an administrator to manage AutoPLANT relationship values (e.g., LineNumber, Unit, Area, Service, Spool, and Document).

Split/Merge Project The Bentley Split/Merge Project utility is available from within the Project Tools folder. It enables you to:

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Split larger AutoPLANT projects into smaller, more manageable subprojects.



Merge the sub-projects back into the parent project.



Create a single project from multiple projects by merging the projects together.

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Tools Batch Print Utility The Batch Print utility provides you with the capability to update and print multiple documents associated with an AutoPLANT project.

Bulk Datasheets Builder The Bulk Datasheets Builder utility assists PIW users in quickly creating datasheets for multiple tags. Users are able to select tags by tag code or from the tag register and assign templates to multiple tags. Once templates are assigned, users are able to name and create the datasheets for all selected tags. Bulk Datasheets Builder is available from within the Tools folder.

Change Logo Utility The Change Logo utility enables you to quickly replace logos that appear on Datasheets (*.XLS), AutoPLANT Specification Sheets (*.XLS), and Hookup Drawings (*.XL) which utilize Microsoft Excel as the native format for data storage and customization. It is available from within the Tools folder.

Class Editor The AutoPLANT Class Editor (CE) provides an intuitive graphical user interface to modify the information in a project's configuration files that defines the PIPING/ISOMETRICS modules and their individual components. It also provides direct access to the method script files, port definition, and specification search criteria that are used by each component class.

Dialog Editor Dialog Editor allows you to create and edit dialogs.

Drawing Flattener Drawing Flattener produces a 2D flat file with hidden lines removed from a predefined view in a 3D file or files. Flattened files can be output to different scales and run as batch (multiple files) if desired.

IWD Editor The IWD Editor allows for the modification of IWD templates and drawings that are created by the Instrumentation application. These templates are often used as borders for detailed connection drawings and for layout drawings.

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Script Editor The Script Editor is an interface that allows a user to write or edit the EBS files used by the AutoPLANT Plant Design software.

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Module Review Now that you have completed this module, let's measure what you have learned.

Questions 1 Which project type stores all the database data in the projdata.mdb file? a) Central Project Mode b) Distributed Project Mode c) Standalone Project Mode 2 True or False: AutoPLANT supports many type of databases. 3 True or False: Data Manager provides an easy-to-use interface to the database. 4 True or False: RelationShip Manager is a 2D and 3D administration tool.

Answers 1 The Central Project Mode stores all of the database data in the projdata.mdb file. 2 True: AutoPLANT supports many type of databases, if the database software is installed. 3 True: Data Manager can be used to create custom views and reports of the database. 4 False: RelationShip Manager is a 3D administration tool only.

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Configuring the Project Database Module Overview In this chapter you will learn to use tools and utilities such as the Project Administrator application to make modifications to the project.

Module Prerequisites •

Completion of either the 2D or 3D Fundamentals courses



Working knowledge of databases



Working knowledge of Microsoft Access report writer

Module Objectives After completing this module, you will be able to:

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Review Project Administrator properties.



Modify the database properties.



Modify the AT_Views.



Modify tag types.



Understand mapping.



Modifying CATT dialogs.



Understand the project objects' properties.



Modify fields and views in an SQL project.

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Overview of Project Administrator

Overview of Project Administrator In this section you will become familiar with the Project Administrator interface. The Project Administrator is part of the AutoPLANT V8i Edition installations.

Archive The Archive command enables you to create a backup, or archived, copy of the selected project. A project may be archived in the following manner: 

Exercise 1: Create an Archive folder 1 Select Bentley > Plant V8i > Project Tools > Project Administrator from the Windows Start menu. 2 Select the AP_Sample project folder. 3 Select File > Archive from the menu or right-click on the project folder in the navigation tree. The following dialog opens, prompting you to specify the destination directory for the archive.

4 Browse to the drive of your choice. 5 Click Make New Folder. A New Folder directory is created below the currently selected drive. New Folder is highlighted. 6 Type Archive.

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Exercise 2: Restoring a Project 1 Expand Recycled Projects. 2 Right-click on the Project. 3 Select Restore.

Set as Startup Project This command enables you to select the default startup project for other AutoPLANT applications. To use: 1 Select File > Set as Startup Project from the menu or right-click on the project folder in the navigation tree. 2 Select Set as Startup in the context menu.

Revalidate Project This command will validate a project that has been restored so that it may be edited. A project may be revalidated using this method: 1 Select the restored project in the navigation tree.

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2 Select File > Revalidate Project from the menu or right-click on the restored project in the navigation tree. 3 Select Revalidate Project. Alternatively, you can set up automatic validation upon project selection in the navigation tree by doing the following: 1 Select Edit > Preferences. 2 Select the General tab. 3 Set the Validate Tree on Load option from the Tree View Settings group box shown below.

Project Properties When a new project is created, the Project Administrator builds a PROJECT.INI file in the project directory, which contains general project and database configuration data. The Project Administrator dialog enables you to view/modify the information stored in the [GENERAL] and [Paths] configuration groups in PROJECT.INI. To access the dialog: 1 Expand the Project node.

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2 Select Properties.

Select a few different properties and note that the value from the project.ini is shown and can be changed in the Selected Value field. [GENERAL] APPLICATIONS=DOCMANAGER;PIPING;ISOMETRICS;ELECTRICAL;EQUIP;2DPIPIN G;FLATTENER;VISION;NAVIGATOR;DATAMANAGER;HOOKUPS;I&W;INSTRUMENTATI ON;DATASHEETS;TEMPLATEGEN;P&ID;STRUCTURAL; DeleteTagNumbers=Yes TagNumPrefix=000 ProjectName= ProjectNumber=1 ProjectDescript= ClientName=AutoPLANT Sample Project ClientNumber=A1 ClientLoc=Bentley,Exton ContractorName= ContractorNumber= ContractorLoc= Remove tags on document deletion=Yes

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Adding a Database to the Current Project By expanding the Database node and selecting Databases, you can Edit, Add, Modify, or Remove a database entry to the Project Databases list. This dialog has these options: •

Edit Tables: allows you to modify the tables within the database.



Add: allows you to add a new database to the project.



Modify and Remove: can only be executed on custom user databases that have been added to the project (e.g., system databases PROJDATA and SCHEMA may not be modified or removed).

To add a database to the current project: 1 Click Add.

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The Data Link Properties dialog opens.

From this dialog you will modify the properties that were set for the user database when it was previously added to the project. 2 Select the desired database provider type (Microsoft Jet 4.0 OLE DB Provider for Access databases). 3 Click Next. 4 Select the Connection tab. 5 Select an existing database. Note: If you wish to use a new one, you first need to create it using Access.

6 Add any user/passwords needed to access this database. 7 Click Cancel. This exits the dialog without creating a new project database.

Removing a Database from the Current Project 1 Select Database > Databases properties page from the navigation tree. 2 Select a non-system database from the Project Databases list. 3 Click Remove. Warning: System databases (e.g., PROJDATA and SCHEMA) cannot be removed from a project.

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Connecting to Password Protected Databases Database systems such as Oracle or SQL Server require an additional user login from the AutoPLANT software. If this login information is not included in the configuration, you will be prompted to log into the database upon application initialization. If this is undesirable, the connection string can be modified to include this information, thereby bypassing this additional login requirement. For example, the standard connect string found in the project's PROJECT.INI file will only include the DSN value. Optionally, you can include the UID and PWD values required by your database system on the Connection tab of the Data Link Properties dialog. Add the following definition to your AT.INI file. [Databases] Projdata=dsn=AutoPlant Oracle; uid=; pwd= In addition, if the AutoPLANT application must access a password-protected database system, these values must also be included in the AT.INI file as shown below: [AT_ASI] user= password=

Import-Export This is used for the Plant Design software. It gives you the ability to set the switch so that when a .jsm or .pxf file is exported, it will be recorded in the doc_reg table. You have the ability to set the path to be used to store the files by setting the switch to publish.

System This folder is used by the Plant Design software for setting defaults for file locations, slop tolerances and default values.

Model Plant Design uses this folder for AutoCAD settings such as north orientation and display options.

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Piping Plant Design uses this folder for pathing, color codes for nodes, preset copy values to be made available for changing, and preset update options for globally updating the model.

Isometrics Used by the Plant Design software for setting the paths for the Isometric application, north orientation, display, node colors and dimensioning style.

Equipment Plant Design uses this folder for storing paths to the equipment module and display.

Isogen This folder is used by the Plant Design software for the automatically generated isometric created by Isogen. Pathing, display and automatic attribute extraction can be set here.

Reports This folder contains a list of available fields for the Bill of Materials reports.

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Manipulating the Databases 

Exercise 1: Edit a Table in the Current Project Database 1 Access the Database > Databases properties page from the navigation tree. 2 Select the Projdata database from the list. 3 Click Edit Tables.

4 Select the Area3D table from the list. 5 Click Edit.

The following table describes the Edit Table fields: Table Design

Used to launch Microstation Access for modifications to the table structure

Physical Name

This read-only field displays the physical name of the current table in the underlying database.

Description

Description of the current table

Registered Applications

Enables you to indicate the registered applications whose database(s) will be affected by the current database table. Select the button to the right of this field to display the Registered Applications dialog, which shows a list of registered applications.

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Relationships Type

Enables the user to associate components with records in database tables

Attributes

These check boxes enable you to change the field properties of the current database table.

6 Review the dialog. 7 Click OK. 

Exercise 2: Add and Remove a Field from a Table 1 Select the PIPING table from the list of available tables. 2 Click Edit.

Note: The Table Design option allows you to add, modify and remove columns

from the PIPING table. 3 Click Table Design. The PIPING table opens in Microsoft Access Design View.

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4 Scroll to the MANU_FACT field in the Field Name section. 5 Right-click on it. 6 Select Delete Rows from the context menu. The MANU_FACT field is removed. The column is deleted from the Piping table. Warning: Any data existing in a data field that is deleted will be permanently lost, even if the administrator adds the column back again later.

7 Set the curser below the last row defined in the grid. 8 Type COMMODITY in the Field Name. 9 Set the Data Type to Text. 10 Set the Field Size to 24. 11 Select File > Save. 12 Exit the table. 13 Click OK. The Edit Table dialog closes. 14 Click Close. Project Administrator returns.

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Exercise 3: Link an External Database Table to the Project 1 Launch Microsoft Access. 2 Create a new database entitled FLOWS. 3 Save the FLOWS database to the project's Projdata directory. 4 In the FLOWS database, create a table called FlowRate. 5 Add a new field called FlowNum. 6 Select Text from the Data Type field list. 7 Type 3 in the Field Size field. 8 Add a new field called FlowDesc. 9 Select Text from the Data Type field list. 10 Type 50 in the Field Size field. 11 Set FlowNum as the Primary Key. 12 Add information into the FlowRate table, as below:

13 Save the table. 14 Close Access. 15 Select Bentley > Plant V8i > Project Tools > Project Administrator from the Windows Start menu. 16 Expand the AP_Sample project. 17 Access the Database > Databases properties page from the navigation tree. 18 Select PROJDATA from the Project Databases list. 19 Click Add.

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The Data Links Provider dialog displays. 20 Select Microsoft Jet 4.0 DB Provider. 21 Click Next >>.

22 Browse to …\AP_Sample\Projdata. 23 Select Flows.mdb from the Select Access Database dialog. 24 Click Open.

25 Click Test Connection.

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You will receive verification that the database has been connected to the project.

26 Click OK. The Data Links dialog is returned. 27 Click OK. Project Administrator returns. Note: The database is inserted as Data1.

28 While highlighted, rename to FLOWS. 29 Select FLOWS. 30 Click Edit Tables. The Tables in FLOWS dialog opens. 31 Click Add. 32 Select FlowRate.

33 Click OK. 34 Highlight FlowRate. 35 Click Edit. The Edit Table dialog opens.

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36 Select the browse button next to the Register Applications field.

37 Set DataManager, Project Administrator and AutoPLANT P&ID. 38 Click OK. The applications are registered and the dialog closes. 39 Click OK. The Edit Table closes. 40 Click Close. The Tables in FLOWS dialog closes and Project Administrator returns. 

Exercise 4: Modify the Project.ini file 1 Browse to …\AP_Sample directory. 2 Open the Project.ini file in Notepad. 3 Search for the [Data Sources] section. [DATA SOURCES] Projdata =DSN=MS Access for AutoPLANT;DBQ=%s Schema

=DSN=MS Access for AutoPLANT;DBQ=%s

ModelDB

=Dsn=MS Access for AutoPLANT;DBQ=%s

SpecDB

=Dsn=MS Access for AutoPLANT;DBQ=%s

Report

=Dsn=MS Access for AutoPLANT;DBQ=%s

FLOWS

=DSN=MS Access for AutoPLANT;DBQ=%s;PWD=""

4 Modify the flows statement to remove :PWD="" as shown below. FLOW=DSN=MS Access for AutoPLANT;DBQ=%s. (??should this say FLOWS?)

5 Search for the [Databases] section. [DATABASES]

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Projdata=%ProjPath%\PROJDATA\PROJDATA.MDB ;For SQL Server ;Projdata =DATABASE=%s;DRIVER={SQL Server};UID=;PWD=;SERVER=%s Schema=%ProjPath%\PROJDATA\SCHEMA.MDB FLOWS=User ID=Admin;Data Source=C:\sarnia\dale_ron\Projdata\FLOWS.mdb;Mode=Share Deny None;Extended Properties="";Jet OLEDB:System database="";Jet OLEDB:Registry Path="";Jet OLEDB:Database Password="";Jet OLEDB:Engine Type=5;Jet OLEDB:Database Locking Mode=1;Jet OLEDB:Global Partial Bulk Ops=2;Jet OLEDB:Global Bulk Transactions=1;Jet OLEDB:New Database Password="";Jet OLEDB:Create System Database=False;Jet OLEDB:Encrypt Database=False;Jet OLEDB:Don't Copy Locale on Compact=False;Jet OLEDB:Compact Without Replica Repair=False;Jet OLEDB:SFP=False.

6 The flows statement is so long it has to be modified to match the statement below. FLOW= C:\sarnia\dale_ron\Projdata\FLOWS.mdb.

Note: The statement will vary based on your configuration. 

Exercise 5: Join the New Table with Existing Tables 1 Select Database > AT_Views. AT_Views (system views) displays within the project. 2 Select the AT_PIPERUN view. 3 Click Edit. The Edit View dialog displays. 4 Select the Joins tab as shown below.

5 Select Pipe_run in the window.

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6 Select FlowRate in the Project Tables group box. 7 Click Add. 8 In the Join Expression group box, select Pflow in the Pipe_run field. 9 Select FlowNum in the FlowRate field as shown in the following figure.

One to many relationship

If set, toggles the association of the primary key for a selected field value.

System

If set, defines the current field as a system field.

Primary Key

This list enables you to associate a primary key (i.e.,Tag_Type, Tag_No, etc.) with a selected field value in the current join expression. Select the appropriate field value within the left pane of the dialog, set the One to many relationship check box, and then select the appropriate list entry.

10 Select the Fields tab. 11 Highlight the FlowRate table. 12 In the FlowRate Fields group box, set FlowDesc. 13 Click Save. Note: From within Data Manager, if you have existing pipe runs in the project,

you will be able to input a value (for example 1, 2, or 3 in the Pflow field). 14 Click Refresh View. To see that the FlowRate field is populated. 

Exercise 6: Add Fields to the Database Tables 1 Select Bentley > Plant V8i > Project Tools > Project Administrator from the Windows Start menu. 2 Expand the AP_Sample project.

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3 Expand Database > Databases. 4 Select the Projdata database. 5 Click Edit Tables. 6 Scroll to the Equip table. 7 Click Edit. 8 Clear the Protected attribute in the following dialog.

9 Click Table Design. Microsoft Access opens. 10 Scroll to the bottom of the list of fields. 11 Type EDT in the first blank field. 12 Set the Data Type to Text. 13 Set the Field Size to 20. 14 Repeat steps 11-13, typing EDP in the next blank field.

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The table should now appear as below.

15 Click Save. 16 Close Microsoft Access. 17 Re-set the Protected attribute. 18 Click OK. 19 Click Close. The Project Administrator returns. Note: This method is used for Access only; it will not work in SQL or Oracle.

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AT_VIEWS A view is defined in AutoPLANT P&ID as a collection of data fields. Each tag type may have one or more views associated with it. One view is designated as the default view, which is used during the creation, import, and export of tagged components in the drawings. Therefore, in order for a tagged component to be placed in a drawing, it must have a view associated with its tag type. When you CATT on a component in P&ID, if multiple views are associated with the selected component's tag type, a dialog will display listing the views. The view selected controls the data displayed in the CATT dialog. P&ID has its own view definitions that are separate and independent of any other application working within the project environment. The application's views can be modified or created on the AT_Views property page that resides under the Database branch in the project's navigation tree.

Edit View Editing a view from the AT_Views property page displays the Edit View dialog. 1 Select the AT_CVALVE view. 2 Click Edit. The Edit View dialog enables you to design the view definition. You can customize descriptive information, join expressions, project tables, fields, and field properties associated with the current view.

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Understanding the Edit View Dialog Creating and modifying views are one of the key features of Bentley software. The views contained within Project Administrator are known as P&ID views. These are the views that link the actual P&ID components to the databases. The Edit View dialog has three tabs: Views, Joins, and Fields.

Views Tab The Views tab has multiple fields that describe the view.

The following table describes the fields in the View tab. Form Name

The name of the CATT dialog to be used with this view

Join Name

The name of a join that multiple views can belong to. For example the Equipment join contains all of the AT_EQXXX views. Therefore if you make a change in one of these views, it could affect all of the views within that join name.

Tag Type

The name of the tag type of the component that uses this view.

Show only records of this tag_type

Controls the display of tags (as selected in the Tag Type list) to display in the current view.

Default View

If set, makes the view the default for the tag type.

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System View

If set, makes this a view that cannot be deleted because it is used within the code.

Setup Field Security

Opens the following dialog and allows each field to be selected for security:

Joins Tab The Joins tab has multiple sections for completing the tasks involved in making or modifying a view.

The following table describes the fields in the Joins tab. Window

The Window shows the parent table with each of its children. Each child table can also have children of its own.

Join Expression

The Join Expression group box is the interface an administrator would use to define the relationship between two tables. The parent and child lists define the fields used to relate the tables together. The join is either going to be a One to Many Relationship or should be left blank to indicate a one-to-one relationship. The Primary Key: the field within the table that has been designated as the primary key.

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To use: 1 Select the appropriate parent table from within the window. 2 Add the table which will be joined as a child. 3 Go back to the Join Expression. 4 Enter the field names which will join the tables.

Fields Tab The Fields tab is used to activate certain fields within the view. Each table can have fields that are active or non-active.

Window

Shows the join tree which lists all of the tables within the view and their relationship to each other

Instr_a Fields

This list shows which fields from the selected table are active in the view. Edit: opens the Edit Field Properties dialog, which provides information about a field if a field name is used more than once and the field must be aliased. Select All: selects all fields in the view. Clear All: clears all fields in the view.

Field Properties

This group box activates if a field is selected. It shows the field name description, the Alias (if it has one) and any properties that were created within the Edit Field Properties dialog.

5 Click Cancel. The dialog closes.

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Exercise 1: Create a New View 1 Highlight AT_INST_ in the Common Tag Type View Definitions window. 2 Click New.

3 Set From current View AT_INST_. 4 Click OK. 5 Type AT_INST_XMTR in the Name field. 6 Type Instrument Transmitter View in the Description field.

7 Click OK. 

Exercise 2: Edit the New AT_INSTR_XMTR View 1 Select the newly-created AT_INST_XMTR view at the bottom of the list. 2 Click Edit. 3 Select the Joins tab. 4 Highlight Instr_a. 5 In the Project Tables group box, scroll down and highlight the Loop table. 6 Click Add. 7 Select Loop_ID from Instr_a Field in the Join Expression group box.

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8 Select Keytag from Loop Field.

9 Select the Fields tab. 10 Highlight the Loop table. 11 Check the Service field in the Loop Fields list. 12 Click Save. 13 Close the view. The Warning dialog appears but is not of any concern.

14 Click OK. You will now re-edit the AT_INST_XMTR view. 15 Select the Fields tab. 16 Highlight the Loop table. 17 Highlight Service. 18 Click Edit. 19 Type Loop Service in the Description field.

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20 Type LOOP SERVICE in the Field Alias field.

21 Click OK. 22 Click Save. 

Exercise 3: Add Fields to the View 1 Scroll down to find the AT_EQUIP view. 2 Click Edit. 3 Select the Fields tab. 4 Ensure that the Equip table is highlighted. 5 Scroll to the bottom of the fields list. 6 Set Edt and Edp as shown below.

7 Click Save. Project Administrator returns. 8 Click Close. Project Administrator closes.

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Tag Types In this section you will become familiar with tag types. You will learn how the tag types are used to populate the data tables via the view definitions. You will create a new tag type and then create the view that is associated with it. A tag type is analogous to a component class. For example, some projects may have an overall tag type for equipment, while another project may have separate tag types for pumps, vessels, exchangers, etc. The decisions involved in establishing tag types are often determined by tag naming (tag formats) or by required deliverables like reports. The application is shipped with a standard selection of tag types, but these can be deleted, modified, or expanded. The Tag Types option below the Database branch in the navigation tree of Project Administrator enables you to create, edit and delete the tag number format and tables from which tab number data is read for the current project.

Copy Tag Type Dialog To copy a Tag Type in the Project Administrator: 1 Access a project's Database > Tag Types property page. 2 Select a Tag Type from the property page list. 3 Click Copy. The Copy Tag Type dialog displays, enabling you to create a new tag numbering format for the current project using an existing Tag Type as a template.

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Tag Tab

The Tag tab enables creating a new tag numbering format to be used by the current project.

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The name of the tag type currently selected

Description

Description of the tag type

Tag Code

The combination of fields and delimiters of which the tag is composed

Code Prefix

Used to distinguish fields that may be in multiple tables. For example, if there is an ETYP and an ITYP field then the code prefix would be either E or I depending on if the type value is for a piece of equipment or for an instrument.

Required Fields:

The number of fields in the tag code. This number must match the number of tag codes for the tag to work in P&ID.

Unique Tag

If set, this tag is to be unique in the project.

Remove data from database upon deletion

If set, removes the tag from the database upon deletion in either Data Manager or P&ID. This field is grayed out unless the Delete tags from Database option is set to No in the project properties. Checking this box would then allow this tag type to be deleted and override the project properties.

Disable Tag Number field

If set , disables the Tag Number field in the Enter Tag Number dialog for this tag type. This will force the user to define the tag number in the individual fields provided for that tag type in the Enter Tag Number dialog. This option is provided to support clients that do not use delimiters (e.g., hyphen, underscore, etc.) in their tag numbers, and have no other method to define the separation between the tag fields (specific length, alpha or numeric format, etc.).

Tag Codes and Delimiters

Shows the fields and delimiters that are available to build a tag code.

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The Tables tab assigns the database links to be used by a new tag numbering format. The following table describes the fields in the Tables tab: Tag Register

Selects the table where the current tag number format is to be stored from this list

Source Table

Selects the source table to which the current tag type is to be linked from this list

Supplemental Tables

Enter the name of any supplemental table(s) into which data will be stored when using the new tag type in this field. This field requires that commas be used for multiple tables, and no spaces should be used (i.e., FTDATA,FVDATA).

Link Table

Selects the table to which the current tag type is to be linked from this list

Pick Table

Enables the display of pre-defined values to assist in the building of a tag using the current tag number format. The pick tables are stored in the Schema.mdb. For example, the eqp_pick table contains the values E, P, V and X for the field ETYP. So during the creation of the tag, these values are available from within the TYP list of the tag dialog.

Tag Group

Associates the current tag type to a group by typing the name of the tag group in this field.

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To use the Tables tab: 1 Select the appropriate list entries. 2 Click OK. The new tag type is saved. 3 Click Cancel to exit the dialog without saving the new tag type.

Tag Codes Button The Tag Codes button opens the Edit Tag Format dialog shown below. This enables you to create custom fields and delimiters to be used in defining a custom tag number format.

Fields Tab

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The Fields tab enables you to create, edit, and delete field values which can be used in defining a custom tag number format. To create a new field value: 1 Type the appropriate values in the Field and Code fields. 2 Click Add. To change an existing field value: 1 Select the appropriate list entry. 2 Type over the information in the appropriate field. 3 Click Set. To delete a field value: 1 Select the appropriate list entry. 2 Click Remove. Click Close to exit the dialog. 

Exercise 1: Add a New Field 1 Select AT_Process from the list of Tag Types. 2 Click Edit. 3 Click Tag Codes… 4 Type SERV in the Field: field. 5 Type F in the Code: field..

6 Click Add. 7 Click Close.

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Delimiters Tab

The Delimiters tab enables you to create, edit, and delete delimiter (separator) values which can be used in defining a custom tag number format. To create a new delimiter value: 1 Type the appropriate values in the Delimiter and Code fields. 2 Click Add. To change an existing delimiter value: 1 Select the appropriate list entry. 2 Type over the information in the appropriate field. 3 Click Set. To delete a delimiter value: 1 Select the appropriate list entry. 2 Click Remove. Click Close to exit the dialog. The delimiters are described below. Delimiter

Code

Description

-

d

Will break the tag when it finds a hyphen (A-T-N or 100-FT-100)

"

i

/

s

Will break the tag when it finds a backslash (A/T-N or 100/FCV100)

_

u

Will break the tag when it finds an underscore (A_T_N or 100_FCV_100)

'

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#

Will break the tag when it changes from a character to a number (A'T#N or 35FT100)

1,2,3…

Will break the tag after the number of characters. For example, if the type is FCV and the number is 100345, the tag code T3N will be FCV100

Note: The codes for delimiters are in lower case, to differentiate them from

field codes.

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Alternate Tag Codes for Tag Type Dialog

The Alternate Tag Codes for Tag Type dialog enables you to create a new tag numbering format, which can be used as an alternate for the current tag type. To access the dialog, click Alternates in either the Copy Tag Type or Edit Tag Type dialog. To create a unique alternate tag type: 1 Type the appropriate information in the fields provided, or use the available list. 2 Click Add to save the new tag type. To edit an alternate tag type: 1 Select the appropriate tag type from the list. 2 Type the appropriate information in the fields provided, or use the available lists. 3 Click Update. To delete an alternate tag type: 1 Select the appropriate tag type from the list. 2 Click Remove. Note: The user will not be forced to use an alternate tag format. For example,

if an alternate tag format is created with a suffix, it would still be possible for the user to include the suffix value along with the value in

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the previous field in the primary tag format. Training is the key for consistency when options are established.



Description

Assigns a unique description to the alternate tag type in this field.

Tag Code

A list providing pre-defined tag numbering formats. You can also build a unique tag format in this field by selecting the appropriate values from the Fields and Delimiters list entries within the Tag Codes and Delimiters group box.

Required Fields

The total number of fields that must be filled when using the alternate tag type.

Code Prefix

Used to type any prefix to precede the alternate tag format.

Unique Tag

If set, this tag is to be unique to the project.

Tag Codes and Delimiters

Provides a list of pre-defined values to be used in building the alternate tag number format (the value string displays in the Tag Code field).

Exercise 2: Add a New Alternate Tag Code 1 Type Area-Service-Number in the Description: field. 2 Select AREA from the Fields list. 3 Select "-" from the Delimiters list. 4 Select the newly added field SERV from the Fields list. 5 Select "-" from the Delimiters list. 6 Select NUM from the Fields list. 7 Type 3 in the Required Fields field.

8 Click Add.

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9 Click OK. 

Exercise 3: Make the Alternate Tag Code the Default 1 Select the Tag tab in the Copy Tag Type dialog. 2 Select A-F-N in the Tag Code list. 3 Click OK. The dialog closes.



Exercise 4: Create a New Tag Type 1 Highlight AP_Sample > Database > Tag Types in the navigation tree. 2 Select AT_INST_ from the display of Tag Types. 3 Click Copy.

4 Type AT_INST_XMTR in the Tag Type field. 5 Type Instrument Transmitter Tag in the Description field. 6 Click OK. 

Exercise 5: Change the Tag Code 1 Select AT_INST_XMTR. 2 Select Edit. 3 Highlight and remove any data in the Tag Code field. The items in steps 4-10 below are selected in the Tag Codes and Delimiters group box. 4 Select AREA from the Fields list.

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5 Select ' (single quote) from the Delimiters list. 6 Select TYP from the Fields list. 7 Select # (pound sign) from the Delimiters list. 8 Select NUM from the Fields list. 9 Select the - (dash sign) from the Delimiters list. 10 Select SUFFIX from the Fields list. 11 Type 4 in the Required Fields field. The tag code appears as shown.

12 Select the Tables tab. Note the table and schema information, but do not change the information. 13 Click OK. The tag code changes are saved.

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Exercise 6: Make a New Pick Table 1 Select Bentley > Plant V8i > Project Tools > Project Administrator from the Windows Start menu. 2 Select Database > Databases.

3 Select SCHEMA. 4 Click Edit Tables.

5 Click Add.

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6 Click OK.

7 Click Create New. Microsoft Access opens. 8 Add the following fields and criteria.

VAR

VALUE

DESCRIPT

Data Type

Text

Text

Text

Field Size

10

50

50

Required

Yes

No

No

Allow Zero Length

No

No

No

Indexed

No

No

No

Unicode Compression

Yes

Yes

Yes

IME Mode

No Control

No Control

No Control

IME Sentence Mode

None

None

None

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9 Close Microsoft Access. 10 Click Yes. To save.

11 Type Proc_Pick. 12 Click OK.

13 Click No. The Add Available Tables to Database dialog returns. 14 Select Proc_Pick. 15 Click OK. The table has now been added to the SCHEMA database tables.

16 Click Edit. 17 Type Process Pick Table in the Description field.

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18 Set Data Manager, Project Administrator and AutoPLANT P&ID in the Registered Applications list.

19 Click OK The applications are registered. 20 Click OK. 21 Click Close. Project Administrator returns. 

Exercise 7: Add Data to the Proc_Pick table 1 Browse to C:\AutoPLANT_Admin_Training\AP_Sample\Projdata. 2 Open Schema.mdb in Microsoft Access. 3 Open the Proc_Pick table. 4 Add the data as shown.

5 Close Microsoft Access and save the changes. 

Exercise 8: Use the Proc_Pick Table 1 If Project Administrator is not already open, select Bentley > Plant V8i > Project Tools > Project Administrator from the Windows Start menu. 2 Select Database > Tag Types. 3 Scroll down and select AT_PROCESS. 4 Click Edit.

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5 Select the Tables tab. 6 Select Proc_Pick from the Pick Table list.

7 Click OK. A new process is placed, and the Tag dialog provides the following list.

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CATT Dialogs In this lesson you will learn to edit the CATT dialogs. Many companies require database fields on the CATT dialogs that Data Manager does not provide out-ofthe-box. This lesson will introduce you to the procedure to modify the dialogs to meet your needs. 

Exercise 1: Edit the Visual Basic Dialogs Note: You will need Microsoft Visual Basic ver. 5.0 or 6.0 Professional Edition

to customize the dialogs. 1 Create a new folder in the C:\Program Files\Bentley\Plant V8i\P&ID directory called Propdlgs. 2 Locate the Propdlgs.zip file in the …\P&ID directory. 3 Unzip the file into the new Propdlgs directory. 4 Copy the RebisComponentDialogs.vbp. 5 Rename it RebisComponentDialogs-org.vbp. This will give you a working backup of the original file. 6 Start Visual Basic. 7 Select the Existing tab.

8 Browse to the file C:\Program Files\Bentley\Plant V8i\P&ID\Propdlgs\RebisComponentDialogs.vbp. 9 Click Open.

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Exercise 2: Open the Form 1 In the Project window, double-click on the Forms folder. All the Visual Basic forms available for P&I Workgroups display.

2 Scroll down the list until you find the form AT_EqPmp. 3 Double-click. The Pump Data form opens in the design environment.

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Exercise 3: Modify the Form 1 Click on the very top of the form to activate the overall grip points. 2 Stretch the entire dialog downwards as shown below to add space to the bottom of the form.

3 Highlight the three command buttons OK, Cancel, and Help. 4 Drag them towards the bottom of the dialog. 5 Select the Pump Data tab. 6 Grab a grip point and drag down to make space for two new text boxes. Your form should now look like the one in the following figure.

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7 Select the Text Box on the General toolbar shown below.

8 Click and drag Text Box under the Manufacturer field. A new text box called Text1 is created. 9 Select Text Box again. 10 Click and drag Text Box under the Model No. field. A new text box called Text is created. 11 Select Label on the General toolbar. 12 Click and drag to the left of the first text box. By default it will be called Label23. 13 Select Label on the General toolbar again. 14 Click and drag to the left of the second text box. By default it will be called Label24. 15 Select Label23. Label23 is highlighted. 16 In the Properties dialog scroll to the Caption section. 17 Change the text to Design Press. 18 Repeat this for Label24 except enter the Caption text Design Temp.

19 Select the text box Text1. 20 In the Properties dialog, select the (Name) field. 21 Change the name to EDP. 22 Scroll down to the Text field.

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23 Delete the value so that the text box is blank. 24 Repeat these steps for text box Text2 except enter EDT for the (Name). The form should now look like the one in the following figure.

The (Name) value has to match the name of the field we added to the table EQUIP in the earlier exercise. Therefore any data typed into this text box will be written to this field. Now you must change the Tab Index value for the text boxes. The Tab Index is the order in which the text boxes and buttons are made active when selecting the Tab key. 25 Select the Manufacturer text box. 26 In the Properties dialog scroll down to the Tab Index field. It should read 10. 27 Select the Design Press text box. 28 Change the Tab Index value to 11. 29 Select the Design Temp text box. 30 Change the Tab Index value to 18. The re-numbering propagates through the entire form.

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Exercise 4: Save the File 1 Click Save. You now need to make the dll that will be copied to our project. 2 Select File > Make Rebcompdlgs.dll. Visual Basic will now compile and write the new DLL. 3 Make sure that the new DLL is written into the C:\Program Files\Bentley\Plant V8i\P&ID\Propdlgs\ folder. The status bar at the top of the Visual Basic window displays the progress of the compiling DLL. 4 Close Visual Basic. 5 Save the changes. 6 Copy the file REBCOMPDLGS.DLL from C:\Program Files\Bentley\Plant V8i\P&ID\Propdlgs\ to the ...\STANDARDS\ directory for your project. 7 From the Windows Start menu, select Programs > Bentley > Plant V8i > Data Manager. 8 Open the EQUIPMENT LIST view. 9 Add a new filter to the project. 10 Select Tag Properties. You can now add Design Pressure and Design Temperature data to the filter. 11 Open a P&ID. 12 Insert a pump using the same tag number. 13 CATT on the filter and see the Design Pressure and Design Temperature data from the P&ID. 14 Select the Tag Number field in the CATT dialog. 15 Tab through the fields to make sure that the Tab Index is correct for the dialog.



Exercise 5: Make a New Form 1 Close Data Manager. 2 Start Microsoft Visual Basic. 3 Open the Visual Basic Project RebisComponentDialogs.vbp that is residing in C:\Program Files\Bentley\Plant V8i\P&ID\Propdlgs\.

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4 Expand the Forms folder in the Project Window. 5 Double-click on the form AT_Inst_.

To create the new form you need to perform a 'save as' on this form. 6 Select File > Save Instrument.frm As. 7 Name the new form Instrument_XMTR.frm. 8 Save it into the folder C:\Program Files\Bentley\Plant V8i\P&ID\Propdlgs. 9 From the Properties window change the Name for this new form from AT_Inst_ to AT_Inst_XMTR. 10 Change the Caption property from Instrument Data to Transmitter Data. The new form AT_Inst_XMTR is now added to the Visual Basic project. However, the original form AT_Inst_ has been removed by the Saveas command. Before you continue you should add the Instrument form back into the project. 11 In the Project window right-click on any form. 12 From the pop-up menu select Add > Add File… 13 Select the Existing tab. 14 Select Instrument.frm. 15 Click Open. The Instrument form is added back into the project.

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To enable the new transmitter form AT_Inst_XMTR to work correctly you must now edit the Class Module ComponentDialogs and also the Module CattUtil. 16 From the Project window close the Forms folder. 17 Expand the Modules folder. 18 Double-click on the Module CattUtil(catutil.bas). CattUtil(catutil.bas) opens in the main VB code window.

19 Scroll down in the RebisComponentDialogs - CattUtil (Code) window until you find the section shown below.

20 Copy and paste the following lines: Case Is = "AT_Inst_"

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Set frmCurrentForm = AT_Inst_

21 Change them to: Case Is = "AT_Inst_XMTR" Set frmCurrentForm = AT_Inst_XMTR

The modified section should look like this. Note case sensitivity applies.

22 Close the RebisComponentDialogs - CattUtil (Code) window. 23 Expand the Class Modules folder from the Property window. 24 Double-click on ComponentDialogs (ComponentDialogs.cls). This will now open in a new code window. 25 Modify the Public Function LoadAllForms() section. 26 Copy the line Load At_Inst_ and paste it back in. 27 Modify the line to read At_Inst_XMTR as shown below.

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All the modifications to the Visual Basic project are now complete. 28 Click Save. To apply these changes to your project you must re-create the RebisComponentDialogs.dll. 29 Select File > Make RebCompDlgs.dll. The Make Project dialog opens. 30 Ensure that you have browsed the folder C:\Program Files\Bentley\Plant V8i\P&ID\. 31 Click OK. You will get a warning that this file already exists and asking if you want to replace the existing file. 32 Click Yes. The DLL is compiled. 33 Close Visual Basic. 34 Click Yes. The Visual Basic Project is saved. 35 Copy the newly created DLL into C:\AutoPLANT_Admin_Training\AP_Sample\Standards. 36 Open Data Manager. 37 Select Tag Properties > Information for a transmitter tag.

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Mapping 2D and 3D Classes •

Class Mappings: a tree view listing of the Equipment and Piping mappings between 2D and 3D classes. The mapping information displayed is read from EQUIPCLASSMAP and BASECLASSMAP, respectively. You have the option to add or remove any mappings using the corresponding buttons.



Field Mapping Properties: a flex grid view that displays mappings between 2D and 3D fields, as stored in the FIELDMAP2D3D table. The user will have the option to add new mappings and update existing ones.



Tag Type Mapping: a read-only view of all of the tag_type mappings in Plant Design and P&ID.

Class Mapping The 2D to 3D mapping tables located in the project database are a non-user interface part of the system in which users would be interested. These tables allow the user to customize the mapping of 2D items to 3D items according to his/her specific needs. An interface is provided in the Project Administrator application to manage these mapping definitions.

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Tag Type Mapping The tag types are read from the tag_types table in Schema.mdb, which can be found under %PROJECT_ROOT%\Projdata. Tags defined with the cod_prefix 'V', 'I' or 'P' are displayed under the Piping node. Those with cod_prefix 'E' and 'N' are displayed under Equipment.

Classes The PDW class information under the Piping node is read from BASECLASSMAP table while the Equipment class information is read from the EQUIPCLASSMAP table. Both tables are located in the %PROJECT_ROOT\Projdata\Projdata.mdb.

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BASECLASSMAP Table

EQUIPCLASSMAP Table The P&ID classes are read from settings.dbf (and dinset.dbf, in case of Metric and Mixed Metric projects).

Add or Remove Mappings The user has the option to add or remove any mappings using the corresponding buttons. To add a new mapping, click Add:

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This allows you to map any P&ID class to a PDW class. The P&ID classes can be filtered by Tag Type while the PDW classes can be filtered by Class Module. The Remove button removes the selected mapping from the database. You are only able to remove one mapping at a time. Because of this, Remove is disabled when a tag type or the grouped class is selected.



Exercise 1: Piping Class Mapping 1 In the Class Mappings page, expand the Piping node. 2 Click Add.

In this case, we are adding a mapping between PID class CANG and PDW class AT_VALVE_CNTL. 3 Select AT_VALVE in PID classes.

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4 Highlight CANG. 5 Select Base Piping Module in PDW Classes. 6 Select AT_VALVE_CNTL. 7 Click Add. The mapping definition is created. 8 Click Cancel. The dialog closes. 9 Set P&ID Classes in the Group By section. 10 Expand CANG. You will see the addition of the 3D Class AT_VALVE_CNTL mapped to the 2D Class CANG.

11 Enable PDW Classes in the Group By section. 12 Expand AT_VALVE_CNTL. You will see the addition of the 2D Class CANG mapped to the 3D Class AT_VALVE_CNTL. Note: The mappings need to be added in this order (i.e., define the Tag_Type

of the 3D class first and then define mapping between the 2D and 3D class).

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Exercise 2: Equipment Class Mapping 1 Set P&ID Classes. 2 In the Class Mappings page, expand the Equipment node. 3 Click Add.

4 Select the PID class CONV. 5 Select VERTV. 6 Click Add. The mapping definition is created and the dialog closes. 7 Expand CONV.

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You will see the addition of the 3D Class VERTV mapped to the 2D Class CONV.

8 Set PDW Classes in the Group By section. 9 Expand VERTV. You will see the addition of the 2D Class CONV mapped to the 3D Class VERTV. The navigation tree is updated to include the new mapping. Note: The mappings need to be added in this order (i.e., define the Tag_Type

of the 3D class first and then define mapping between the 2D and 3D class).

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Field Mapping Properties This property page contains a flex grid view that displays mappings between 2D and 3D fields stored in the FIELDMAP2D3D table. You can add new mappings and update or remove existing ones.

The Add button displays the following dialog to add a new mapping:

The 2D Field list and 3D Field list is populated according to the class category chosen. The 2D Field list is populated from Schema.RebisDict. The 3D Field list is populated according to:

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Fields of the 3D tables (i.e. Equip3D for class category 'Equipment' etc.)



System objects defined in the ObjectType table



Component Preferences from CompPref.ini where the Resulttype is string.

The Remove button removes the selected mapping from the database. The Update button gives you the option to update the selected entry - in this case the category, P&ID field and the PDW fields cannot be modified since they form the primary key for the record.

Tag Type Mapping This page provides the user with a view of all P&ID and PDW classes along with their description and tag_types.

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This data is read up from the settings.dbf file for P&ID classes and from ValueMap2d3d table in Projdata for PDW classes.

Relationship Manager The Relationship Manager is an AutoPLANT 3D Plant Design application. This tool is only available if the AutoPLANT 3D applications are installed. It cannot be used to work with the Process & Instrumentation applications. The Relationship Manager provides a central location for an administrator to manage AutoPLANT 3D relationship values (e.g., LineNumber, Unit, Area, Service, Spool, and Document). The workflow for the AutoPLANT 3D application is designed for a Project Administrator to create all of the relationship values for a project or configuration at the start of the project outside of AutoCAD. This workflow gives an administrator control over the values used for these properties on a project. Designers can then select from the provided list of values to create models. Note: The capability to add new relationship values is also available within

AutoPLANT 3D applications through the Component Preferences control. This option is provided as an alternate workflow. Administrators can make this capability available on a project basis by

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setting the Read-only Relationships option on the Relationship properties page in the Project Administrator. The Relationship Manager is also used to delete, rename, add, import, and export documents in a project environment. Deleting a document deletes its associated component records and relationships from the project.

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Modifying Fields and Views in the SQL Project In this section you will learn how to modify and create new fields for the SQL Project. You will also customize the view to include the newly-created field. Note: These exercises are for demonstration purposes only. SQL Server tables

are also editable from within Project Administrator. 

Exercise 1: Modify Existing Fields in the Data Tables 1 From the windows Start menu, select Programs > Microsoft SQL Server > Server Manager Studio. The Server Manager Studio opens to the Console Root as shown below.

2 Expand Microsoft SQL Server. 3 Expand SQL Server Group. 4 Expand the Local (or Windows NT depending on your setup) server group, Databases.

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5 Expand PIW.

6 Double-click on the Tables node. All of the tables in the project are displayed.

7 Scroll down the tables until you find Instr. 8 Right-click on Instr.

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9 Select Modify from the context menu.

The Instr table opens in the Design view. 10 Scroll down until you find the Descript field.

11 Change the Length field from 40 to 100. 12 Close the table. 13 Click Yes. The changes to the table are saved.

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Exercise 2: Add a New Field to the INSTR Table 1 Highlight the Instr table. 2 Select Modify. 3 Scroll to the bottom of the Column Name list. 4 Place your cursor in the first blank row. 5 Type MYFIELD in the Column Name. 6 Set the Data Type as varchar. 7 Set the Length as 50 as shown below.

8 Close the table. 9 Click Yes. The changes in the table are saved.

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New Field Restrictions and Definitions There are a few restrictions when creating your new field. They are listed below as a reference.

Column Name The Column Name or Field cannot contain the words ID or TAG. These are system field identifiers that are used by the software. Using these fields will result in read-only fields within the views.

Data Types The software has the capacity to use several data types when creating a new field. Listed in the table below are each data type and whether its use is recommended. Column Name

Recommended

Description

Char

YES

This data type can be used for such items as cost codes where the data contained within the field is of a specific length. The data base will allocate memory to the field whether the field is populated or not.

Varchar/ Varchar2

YES

This data type can be used for any item. The data base will only allocate memory to the actual field size that is populated.

Invarchar/ Invarchar2

YES

This data type is used for Unicode fields. An example would be foreign languages such as Japanese or Russian where the characters need to be 2 bits instead of 1 bit.

Blobs/Globs

NO

These data types are not recommended.

Binary/ Varbinary

NO

These data types are not recommended.

Ntext

NO

This data type is not recommended.

Allow Nulls If left unchecked the field must be populated or the record will not be saved. The application does not allow Nulls for items such as KEYTAG and TAG fields. Close Enterprise Manager.

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Exercise 3: Modify an SQL View There are several words that SQL has reserved for their use. You can find a list at the following link http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ bb208875.aspx. 1 From the Windows Start menu, select Programs > Bentley > Plant V8i > Data Manager. 2 Logon as Supervisor if not already logged in. 3 Expand the Views node. 4 Close the Equipment List. 5 Select the Process Instrument List. 6 Right-click. 7 Select Edit. 8 Click Design.

The Design View - Process Instrument List dialog opens. 9 Verify that the INSTR table is highlighted in the Source Tables list.

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10 Scroll down in the Fields window until you find the new field MYFIELD as shown below.

11 Click the ADD arrow. MYFIELD is added to the Selected Fields window. 12 Click OK. 13 Refresh the Process Instrument List.

14 Scroll to the far right. Your field has been added to the view and is available to be populated with data.

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Module Review

Module Review Now that you have completed this module, let's measure what you have learned.

Questions 1 Name the three different types of 2D to 3D mapping. 2 How do you make a backup of a project? 3 What is used to separate the fields of a custom tag type? 4 What are the AT_Views? 5 What third-party software is required to modify the CATT dialogs? 6 What is the name of the file which contains the property dialog definitions?

Answers 7 The three types of mapping available are: Class, Type and Field. 8 To make a backup of a project create an Archive folder using Project Administrator. 9 A delimiter is used to separate the fields of a custom tag. 10 The AT_Views are a collection of data fields. 11 Microsoft Visual Basic ver. 5.0 or 6.0 Professional Edition is required to make changes to the CATT dialogs. 12 The RebisComponentDialogs.vbp file contains the property dialog definitions.

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Managing Projects Module Overview In this section you will study in-depth the ini files associated with the project. You will learn how to set the user and group security.

Module Prerequisites •

Completion of either the 2D or 3D Fundamentals courses



Working knowledge of databases



Working knowledge of Microsoft Access report writer

Module Objectives After completing this module, you will be able to:

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Understand the Project.ini files.



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Interpreting the Project.ini files The SQL Server Project.ini File A generic project.ini file can be found in Appendix A of this manual. Review the file. The sections that we are interested in are shown below. The sections not covered here are the same no matter what database the project is created with. The [PROVIDERS] section shows that the projdata is in an SQLOLEDB format. [PROVIDERS] Projdata=SQLOLEDB.1 Schema=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0

The [DATA SOURCES] section is not used by the 2D applications, it is provided for the 3D applications. [DATA SOURCES] Projdata =DRIVER={SQL Server};SERVER=%s;UID=%s;PWD=%s;DATABASE=%s Schema

=Dsn=MS Access for AutoPLANT;DBQ=%s

ModelDB

=Dsn=MS Access for AutoPLANT;DBQ=%s

SpecDB

=Dsn=MS Access for AutoPLANT;DBQ=%s

Report

=Dsn=MS Access for AutoPLANT;DBQ=%s

The [DATABASES] section provides the connectivity information for the specified data source location. For example, a project will contain multiple databases. For each defined database, a connection string must be provided. This section should not be altered, unless the data has to be moved from one location to another. [DATABASES] Projdata=Password=bsi;Persist Security Info=True;User ID=PIW;Initial Catalog=PIW;Data Source=SHEPG15214COV ;For SQL Server ;Projdata =DATABASE=%s;DRIVER={SQL Server};UID=;PWD=;SERVER=%s Schema=%Projpath%\PROJDATA\SCHEMA.MDB

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The Oracle Project.ini File A generic project.ini file can be found in Appendix A of this manual. Review the file. The sections that we are interested in are shown below. The sections not covered here are the same no matter what database the project is created with. The [PROVIDERS] section shows that the projdata is in an ORAOLEDB.Oracle.1 format. [PROVIDERS] Projdata=ORAOLEDB.Oracle.1 Schema=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0

The [DATA SOURCES] section is not used by the 2D applications, it is provided for the 3D applications. [DATA SOURCES] Projdata =DRIVER={Oracle ODBC Driver};DBQ=%s;UID=%s;PWD=%s Schema

=Dsn=MS Access for AutoPLANT;DBQ=%s

ModelDB

=Dsn=MS Access for AutoPLANT;DBQ=%s

SpecDB

=Dsn=MS Access for AutoPLANT;DBQ=%s

Report

=Dsn=MS Access for AutoPLANT;DBQ=%s

The [DATABASES] section provides the connectivity information for the specified data source location. For example, a project will contain multiple databases. For each defined database, a connection string must be provided. This section should not be altered, unless the data has to be moved from one location to another. [DATABASES] Projdata=Password=bbsi;Persist Security Info=True;User ID=PIW;Data Source=plantdev.bentley.com ;For SQL Server ;Projdata =DATABASE=%s;DRIVER={SQL Server};UID=;PWD=;SERVER=%s Schema=%Projpath%\PROJDATA\SCHEMA.MDB

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User Configurations 

Exercise 1: Add a User to the Current Project 1 Select Programs > Bentley > Plant V8i > Project Tools > Project Administrator from your Windows Start menu. 2 Expand the C:\AutoPLANT_Admin_Training folder. 3 Expand the AP_Sample project. 4 Expand Project > Main. 5 Select User Configuration in the Security group.

6 Click Add. The Create User dialog displays. 7 Type Review in the Login Name field. 8 Type Reviewers in the User Name field.

9 Select Guest in the Member of Group list. 10 Type the new user Login password, check, in the Password field. 11 Duplicate this field entry in the Confirm Password field. 12 Click OK. The new user is added to the current project.

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Exercise 2: Remove a User from the Current Project 1 Select Admin from the list. 2 Click Remove. The User dialog is displayed. 3 Click Yes to confirm deletion.



Exercise 3: Edit User Access Privileges 1 Select Review from the list. 2 Click Edit. The Edit User dialog displays. 3 Type Checker in the Login Name field. 4 Click OK. The changes are saved. 5 Click Close. Project Administrator returns.



Exercise 4: Add a Group to the Current Project 1 Select User Configuration.

2 Select the Groups tab.

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3 Click Add.

4 Type Accounting in the Group Name field. 5 Clear all but Engineering in the Function window. 6 Clear all but Administration in the Level window. 7 Select Read Only from the Group Default Access Type. 8 Click OK. The new group is added to the current project.



Exercise 5: Remove a Group from the Current Project 1 Select Operators from the list. 2 Click Remove. The User dialog displays. 3 Click Yes. Operators is deleted.

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Exercise 6: Edit Group Access Privileges 1 Select Designers from the list. 2 Click Edit. The Edit Group dialog displays. 3 Type Drafters in the Group Name field. 4 Select Instrumentation and Piping in the Function list. 5 Select Designer and Draftsman in the Level list. 6 Select User from the Group Default Access Type list. 7 Click OK. The changes are saved. 8 Click Close. Project Administrator is returned.



Exercise 7: Create a Group-Level Access Category 1 Select User Configuration. The User Configuration dialog displays. 2 Select the Advanced tab. 3 Type Finance in an empty cell below the Function column heading. 4 Type Accountant in the adjacent cell below the Level column heading. 5 Click Update..

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Exercise 8: Edit a Group-Level Access Category 1 Type over Finance with Accounting. 2 Click Update. The changes are saved.



Exercise 9: Remove a Group-Level Access Category 1 Delete Accounting from the Function column. 2 Click Update. The changes are saved. 3 Click Close. Project Administrator is returned.

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Application Security

Application Security 

Exercise 1: Set Application Security 1 Click Application Security.

2 Select Data Manager from the Application list if not already selected. 3 Select Create/Edit/Delete Tags from the Program Actions window. 4 Set PIPING in the Function window. 5 Clear MAINTENANCE in the Level window.

6 Click OK. Project Administrator is returned. Note: The result of this change is that every function and level that was

checked enables those users to create, edit or delete tags. If a function or level was not enabled, those users will not be able to create, edit or delete tags.

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Assigning User Rights to CATT dialogs 

Exercise 1: Field Access Configuration for AT_Views 1 Expand the project nodes and navigate to AP_Sample > Database > AT_ Views. 2 Select the view AT_INST_.

3 Click Edit. The Edit View dialog opens. 4 Click Setup Field Security.

5 Select INSTR_A.INST_DESC, INSTR_A.MANUFACT and INSTR_A.MODEL. 6 Set INSTRUMENTATION in the Function window.

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7 Set DESIGNER in the Level window.

8 Select INSTR_A.ISERV and INSTR_A.REQ_NO. 9 Set INSTRUMENTATION in the Function window. 10 Set ENGINEER in the Level window.

11 Click OK. The changes are saved. 12 Click Save. Project Administrator is returned.

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The following dialog is available to the Instrument Designer.

The following dialog is available to the Instrument Engineer.

User access rights have now been assigned to both Data Manager and P&ID views to prevent the wrong user editing the project data.

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Module Review

Module Review Now that you have completed this module, let's measure what you have learned.

Questions 1 Can you restrict some users from being able to edit data in your project? 2 Which section of the Project.ini file contains the database information? 3 Is there a different Project.ini file for each database type?

Answers 1 Yes, you can assign individuals to user groups which do not have editing capabilities in the project. 2 The [Providers] section contains the type of database being used in the project. 3 No, there is only one Project.ini file. The information contained in the [Providers] section changes depending on the database type being used.

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Examining the Project Databases Module Overview In this chapter you will examine the project database tables. You will learn how the tables are related. You will learn the function of the field Keytag and study the Schema tables.

Module Prerequisites •

Completion of either the 2D or 3D Fundamentals courses



Working knowledge of databases



Working knowledge of Microsoft Access report writer

Module Objectives After completing this module, you will be able to:

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View the data tables.



Add a component.



Track the component through the tables.



Open the schema tables.



Locate a table in the database.



Copy a SQL string from an existing view.

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Viewing the Projdata Tables

Viewing the Projdata Tables In this section you will view the project tables and learn how they relate to the project. SQL Server projects will contain an .adp file instead of an .mdb file. Oracle projects will not have either file in the Projdata directory because their tables are located on the Oracle server and must be manipulated using Oracle tools such as Enterprise Manager.





.MDB files: MS ACCESS file type that contains data tables, queries and reports.



.ADP files: MS ACCESS file type that contains queries and reports, but connects to a SQL Server server for its data tables.

Exercise 1: View the Data Tables 1 In Windows Explorer, browse to C:\AutoPLANT_Admin_Training\AP_Sample\Projdata. This directory contains the PROJDATA.mdb, the Project.mdb and the Schema.mdb..

Note: The Flows.mdb was added in a previous chapter and is not part of the

project databases. You will first examine the PROJDATA.mdb file. 2 Open MS Access.

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3 Select File > Open. 4 Browse to C:\AutoPLANT_Admin_Training\AP_Sample\Projdata. 5 Select PROJDATA.mdb. 6 Click Open. 7 Select the TAG_REG table. 8 Double-click.

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The TAG_REG table opens indicating that no data has been added to the project.

Specialized Data Tables Within the database there are several specialized tables that do not hold data, but contain the fields necessary to link the data tables together.

Key_Link The KEY_LINK table is the most important of the P&ID tables, holding all of the KEYTAGS generated by the software and its complementary LINK_ID. When trouble-shooting a corrupt project, this table is the first to be opened to start tracking the broken links.

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XXXX_Lnk There are multiple link tables within the database that contain system fields that cross-reference data to other data tables. The EQP_LNK table, for example, is used to link all of the equipment data to its corresponding drawing.

Last_ID The LAST_ID table is used as a counter. It contains a counter for the project's Keytags, the unique identifier defined for every component in the project as well as the last-used values for the linking fields. The software reads this table and assigns the next available values to the entity being added. The DS_ID and PROP_ID KEY_TYPES contain values used by the fully-mapped datasheets installed with every project.

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Note: The records will be automatically added to the LAST_ID table as

different key types are needed. If your project has no mapped datasheets, for example, you would not have the records shown above.

Extended Data Tables There is a relationship between the Last_ID table and the EXTDATAPROP table the PROP_ID and DS_ID fields are contained within both. The Extended Data Tables are primary used for Data Sheets.

Important Fields within the Data Tables In this section you will become familiar with some of the important fields within the data tables. The fields are either hidden within the interface or are read-only. If the tables are opened outside of the Bentley environment, they are unprotected and it needs to be noted that they should not be modified. PROJ_ID

The PROJ_ID field is added to the data tables in either the SQL Server or Oracle environment if the Multi-Project Mode had been selected during the creation of the project. Warning: It is not recommended that 2D projects be created in Multi-Project Mode.

KEYTAG

The KEYTAG field is a Bentley system field which is imperative in linking the multiple data tables together. This field is populated by the software and should not be altered in any way.

XXXX_ID

There are multiple _ID fields contained within the data tables which are used for linking the tables together. These fields are populated by the software and should not be altered in any way.

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ER Diagram The Bentley suite of applications is built on relational databases. The Entity Relationship graphically depicts all of the links between the Projdata tables. The diagram (Bentley Plant 08.11.05.xx ERD.pdf) is available from C:\Program Files\Bentley\Plant V8i\Help.

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1 Open the file and zoom in to the Valve table.

When a valve is placed on a drawing, the tag is written to the TAG_REG table and linked via the keytag back to the VALVE table. This is illustrated by the arrow leading from the VALVE.Keytag to the TAG_REG.Keytag. The keytag from the VALVE table is also linked to the RUN_CONN table providing the link between the valve and the process run information. 2 Scroll down to the INSTR table. Note: Although the keytag field is connected to several tables, it is not

connected to the TAG_REG table. Therefore the INSTR table contains all of the instrument tags. 3 Follow the arrows from the Manufacturer and Model fields of the INSTR table to the INSTYPE table. This link makes it possible to create a list of available manufacturers and models based on the type of instrument being used.

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The following exercises will illustrate the two conditions just explained. 

Exercise 2: Add an Instrument to the Database 1 From the Windows Start menu, select Programs > Bentley > Plant V8i > Data Manager. Since the AP_Sample was selected in the previous exercise as the startup project, Data Manager will open to the correct project. 2 Expand the Views node. 3 Double-click on Process Instrument List. The view opens but does not contain any data. 4 Select Tools > New Tag. The Select Type dialog will open requesting that you choose a tag type for your instrument. 5 Select AT_INST_. 6 Click OK. 7 Type 100-FT-100 in the Tag Number field.

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8 Click OK.

The Process Instrument List opens containing the new instrument. 

Exercise 3: Add a Valve to the Database 1 Close the Process Instrument List. 2 Open the Valve List. 3 Select Tools > New Tag. The New Tag dialog opens. 4 Type V-1 in the Tag Number field.

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5 Click OK.

The Valve List opens containing the new valve. 6 Close Data Manager. 

Exercise 4: Trace the Components in the Data Tables 1 Open MS Access. 2 Browse to C:\AutoPLANT_Admin_Training\AP_Sample\Projdata. 3 Select PROJDATA.mdb. 4 Click Open.

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The Last_ID table opens. Here you can see if the counters have been changed.

As seen in the above figure, the KEYTAG counter has gone up by two. The KEY_ID is 0000000002; this will be important as we track the instrument. 5 Close the Last_ID table. 6 Open the Instr table.

Note: One record has been added to the Instr table, the instrument added

through Data Manager. The KEYTAG value indicates that it was the first entity added. The Instr table performs the same function for instruments that the TAG_REG table does for every other component. Therefore, to track any component other than an instrument, the Tag_Reg table must be included.

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Exercise 5: Trace a Valve Component 1 Open the TAG_REG table.

A record has been added. According to the KEYTAG it is the second entity in the project 2 Close the TAG_REG table. 3 Open the Valve table.

The valve was recorded in two locations using the KEYTAG field as a link. With the linkage in place, the TAG_REG table will only hold the tagging information and the Valve table will hold all of the valve data.

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Viewing the Schema Tables

Viewing the Schema Tables In this section you will learn how these tables are used as the backbone of the project. 

Exercise 1: Open the Schema Tables 1 In Windows Explorer, browse to C:\AutoPLANT_Admin_Training\AP_Sample\Projdata. 2 Open MS Access. 3 Select File > Open. 4 Browse to C:\AutoPLANT_Admin_Training\AP_Sample\Projdata. 5 Select Schema.mdb. 6 Click Open.

XXX_PICK Tables These tables are used for the dialog lists.

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RebisDict Table The RebisDict table contains the definitions of the fields used in each of the system AT_XXX views. The table also shows any aliases of field names as well as the rights level set on each field.

RebisJoin Table The items in the RebisJoin table allow component types to be linked to like/ different component types. It also allows for grouping of items and Parent/Child associations. These views are specific to AutoPLANT P&ID only.

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RebisObject Table The RebisObject table stores the report definitions and the application to which it is registered. The Instrument and drawing template information is also stored here.

RebisTable Table The Rebistable table shows all of the tables within the project database, where they reside and which application they are registered to.

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RebisView Table The RebisView table and the RebisDict table work together to define all of the project views. RebisView contains SQLStrings that are used by all applications.

Tag_code, Tag_type and Tformat Tables These three tables work together to define tag coding which is the center-piece of the component tags. The Tag_code table contains the tag codes for each tag type.

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The Tag_type table holds the default formats for all of the different tag types.

The Tformat table contains the definitions for the individual tag codes.

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Exercise 2: Locate a Table 1 Open the RebisTable table in MS Access. 2 Scroll down until you find the INS_LOC table.

Note: The INS_LOC table is found in the Schema database and is registered

only to the P&ID application. 3 Close the RebisTable table. 

Exercise 3: Copy an SQL Statement from an Existing View 1 Open the RebisView table. 2 Scroll down until you find the View_Name AT_INST_. 3 Highlight the record.

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4 Scroll to the right until you reach the SQL_String field.

5 Place your cursor in the SQL_String field for AT_INST_. 6 Press Shift+F2.

The entire text is now available in a Zoom dialog ready to be cut and pasted. 7 Press Ctrl+C to copy. 8 Open Notepad.

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9 Press Ctrl+V to paste.

10 Select File > Save As. 11 Type SQL.txt in the File Name field. 12 Click Save. 13 Close Notepad. 14 Close the RebisView table. 15 Close MSAccess. You can now modify and paste this string to create a new view based on the AT_INST_ view.

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Viewing Project.mdb

Viewing Project.mdb In this exercise you will learn how the queries from the Project.mdb are used. 

Exercise 1: Open PROJECT.mdb 1 Open MS Access. 2 Select File > Open. 3 Browse to C:\AutoPLANT_Admin_Training\AP_Sample\Projdata. 4 Select PROJECT.mdb. 5 Click Open.

This database is a repository for views and reports. There are no tables defined within the database, so these queries and reports cannot be opened directly from the mdb. When the I&W or Data Manager applications are opened, the software does the following: 1 It looks to the Schema.mdb and opens the RebisObject table to determine which views are assigned to the application being opened. 2 It downloads the views to either the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Bentley\Plant V8i\I&W\I&W.mdb or C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Bentley\Plant V8i\DataManager\DataManager.mdb. 3 It copies the views from the Project.mdb to the appropriate DataManager.mdb or I&W.mdb.

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Module Review

Module Review Now that you have completed this module, let's measure what you have learned.

Questions 1 What is the unique identified for each tag or component added to the database? 2 Which database in the Projdata directory contains the definitions of the views and reports? 3 Are control valves and valves stored in the same table? 4 Does the Tag_Reg table contain the keytags for all components in a project?

Answers 1 The keytag is a unique identifier assigned to each tag or component. 2 The Schema database contains the tables which hold the definitions of the views and reports. 3 No, a control valve is considered an instrument and is stored in the INSTR table while a valve is stored in the VALVE table. 4 No, the Tag_Reg table does not contain any instrument tags. The INSTR table acts as the tag register for instruments.

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Project Utilities Module Overview In this chapter you will learn to use the Project Utilities. You will package your project and then un-package it into a different database type. You will use the Split/Merge utility to make a child project, and then merge the child back into the parent project. You will be instructed on how to use the Consistency Checker Reporter. Finally you will place 2D components into a 3D drawing.

Module Prerequisites •

Completion of either the 2D or 3D Fundamentals courses



Working knowledge of databases



Working knowledge of Microsoft Access report writer

Module Objectives After completing this module, you will be able to:

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Upgrade a project.



Package a project.



Split and merge a project.



Run consistency checker.

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Upgrading Existing Projects

Upgrading Existing Projects 

Exercise 1: Upgrade an Existing Project 1 Select Bentley > Plant V8i > Project Tools > Project Administrator from the Windows Start menu. 2 Expand the C:\Bentley Plant V8i Projects root directory. 3 Select Edit > Preferences.

4 Select the Integrity Check tab.

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5 Select the following options as shown below.

Note: When the Integrity Check is set and a project is selected in Project

Administrator a series of tests will be run on the project. This produces a report that appears in the Integrity Check section on the right side of the Project Administrator window. It is always a good idea to review the Integrity Report before upgrading the project from the Integrity Check Results. 6 Click Apply. 7 Click OK. 8 Select the Sample_Imperial project in Project Administrator. The following dialog illustrates the progression of the database check.

The Integrity Check completes. 9 Right-click on the Sample_Imperial project.

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10 Select Upgrade > From Integrity Check Results.

The upgrade procedure starts. The Project Database Upgrade dialog opens, showing the status of the upgrade. During this process the software compares the current project's database with the BASE project's database. Any differences found are updated from the BASE project. This can include items such as missing tables, columns, fields, indexes, etc. Once the update has finished you can review the Integrity Check Report to show any outstanding differences. A link to this file is found on the right side of the Project Administrator window.

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11 Click on the link for the IntegrityUpgradeLog.V8il file. The IntegrityUpgradeLog.V8il file opens, with all major outstanding differences that could not be changed shown in red. The most likely reason for this is database constraints. The user must make the suggested changes manually.

Turning off Integrity Checker. 12 Select Edit > Preferences. 13 Clear the Enable Integrity Check Engine Globally check box. 14 Clear the Skip Integrity Upgrade Errors check box. Note: This must be turned off before closing Project Administrator.

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Packaging a Project In this section you will learn to package your project to send to another location. You will also learn to unpack the project using the same format. Finally, you will take the packaged project and un-package it into a different database format. 

Exercise 1: Pack a Project 1 Select Programs > Bentley > Plant V8i > Project Tools > Project Packager from the Windows Start menu.

2 Set Package Project. 3 Click Next. 4 Click Select Project.

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5 The following dialog opens showing the project in the current root directory.

6 Select AP_Sample. 7 Click OK. The Login dialog may open if the Save Password was not checked in previous occurrences. 8 Type Supervisor in the password. 9 Click OK. The Project Packager dialog is populated with the AP_Sample information.

10 Click Next. The Project Packager is now requesting information for the location of the packaged project.

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11 Select browse.

12 Browse to your desktop if you are not already there. 13 Type AP_SampleProject.zip in the File name field. 14 Click Open. The Project Packager is populated with the location.

Note: If you set the Package the Project for Handover option, the following

dialog displays.

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Note: Enabling this option will package the project for EPC to Owner project

transfer. The transfer process allows the owner to incorporate new copies of an external project. It is not intended to synchronize documents created by the EPC and documents created by the Owner Operator. 15 Click Next. The Project Packager confirms that all steps have been taken. 16 Click Next. The packaging process begins.

The application now begins the process of packaging the project. A series of dialogs with progress bars will open.

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Project Package re-opens indicating that the process has been successful.

17 Click Finish. 

Exercise 2: Unpack the Project to a Different Root Directory

In this exercise you will unpack the previous project into a different root directory. The project was created in Access and will be unpackaged into an MSDE Server database. Note: If you do not have MSDE installed, please watch the instructor's

demonstration of this exercise. 1 Select Programs > Bentley > Plant V8i > Project Tools > Project Packager from the Windows Start menu. The Project Packager wizard opens. 2 Set the UnPackage Project check box. 3 Click Next. The Project Packager requests the name of the zipped project and its location. 4 Click browse.

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5 Navigate to the AP_SampleProject.zip project.

6 Select AP_SampleProject.zip. 7 Click Open. The Project Packager re-opens with the project path inserted into the Select package zip file field as shown below.

8 Click browse to Select location. Note: It should be noted that the project cannot be unpackaged into the same

root directory as the original project. If you want to overwrite or update

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an existing project, you should select the Select an existing project to replace option.

9 Select the drive where the new project will be located. 10 Click Make New Folder. 11 Rename the New Folder to Training Projects. 12 Click OK. Project Packager returns. The new root directory is created, and its directory location is listed in the Select location field. 13 Click Next.

Project Packager is now ready to un-package your project.

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14 Click Next.

The project begins to unpack and you are presented with the Project Database Type dialog requesting you to select the type of database to unpack the project into. 15 Select Access.

16 Click OK.

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The project continues to unpack itself into the new database location. When the process is complete the Project Packager wizard returns to indicate that the Project was unpackaged successfully.

The AP_Sample project will now be available for use. 17 Browse to C:\Training Projects\AP_Sample\Projdata. Note: The Projdata database now has an extension of .adp indicating that the

project is in an MSDE format.

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Split/Merge Utility

Split/Merge Utility In this lesson you will split the Training project into a parent and a child. After the split is complete, you will modify the child project. Finally you will merge the child project back into the parent project. A new Projdata directory has been provided for the following exercises. 

Exercise 1: Install the Training Project 1 Make sure all AutoPLANT applications are closed. 2 Download the file Training.exe. 3 Save the file to your desktop. 4 Double-click on the file Training.exe. 5 Click Unzip to begin the extraction to the root directory of the C drive (C:\). 6 Click Close. 7 Select Programs > Bentley > Plant V8i > Project Tools > Project Administrator from the Windows Start menu. 8 Select File > Add Root. The Browse for Folder dialog displays. Note: Because you cannot create a project root directory under a project

directory, you must select something at the primary root level of the navigation tree in order for this option to be available in the File menu. 9 In the Browse For Folder directory, select C:\Bentley Training Project. 10 Click OK.

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Exercise 2: Split a Project 1 Select Programs > Bentley > Plant V8i > Project Tools > Split or Merge Project from the Windows Start menu. The Split/Merge Project dialog opens so that you can select the appropriate Parent Project. It will default to the last project that was opened.

2 Select File > Open Parent Project. The Open Project dialog displays. 3 Select Bentley Training Project > Training. 4 Click OK. 5 Select Child Projects > Create New Child.

Warning: With SQL or Oracle, the user must have the ability to create a new table; otherwise an error will appear and the function will be stopped.

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The New Project - Details dialog opens. 6 Type Training_Child in the Project Name field.

7 Click Finish. 8 Click No in the Upgrade Project dialog. The project begins creating. The progress bar indicates that the parent and child projects are being compared. When the comparison stops, the Child Project Synchronization dialog shows that only the parent project has documents and data.

9 Select the PID-01. We will now populate the child project with data.

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10 Click Update Child.

The program opens the following dialog indicating that there are additional documents which were not selected, but are associated to tags located on the P&ID.

11 Click Select All. 12 Click OK.

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The Child Project Synchronization dialog is now populated with the documents and tags from both the Parent and Child projects.

13 Click Close. 14 Close the Split/Merge dialog. 

Exercise 3: Modify the Child Project 1 From the Windows Start menu, select Programs > Bentley > Plant V8i > Data Manager. Data Manager opens the Training project. 2 Open the Equipment List View. 3 Select Tools > Filter > Count Filtered Rows. Note: There are 53 records in the Equipment List View.

4 Click OK. The Equipment List View closes. 5 Select File > Open Project. The child project Training_Child is now present. 6 Highlight Training_Child.

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7 Click OK.

The child project now opens. 8 Select Tools > Filter > Count Filtered Rows. Note: There are now 29 records in the Equipment List view.

9 Click OK to close. 

Exercise 4: Modify the Child Project with an Imported Datasheet 1 Close the My Instrument list. 2 Expand the Views node. 3 Double-click on the Process Instrument list. The Process Instrument list opens. 4 Scroll down the list until you find 100-TT-100. 5 Select Applications > Data Sheet Editor. 6 Select File > New. The Data Sheet Wizard opens. 7 Set Standards if not already set. 8 Click Next. 9 Select f1_flow_element_pressure_type. 10 Click Next. 11 Type 100TT100 in the Document Number field. 12 Click Next. 13 Highlight 100-TT-100 from the Available Tags window.

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14 Click Add Tag Number. 15 Click Next. 16 Click Finish. The Datasheet opens. 17 Type Oil Temperature in the Service Description field (D13). 18 Click Save and Exit.

19 Click OK. 20 Click Return to Data Manager. The Datasheet application closes. Note: The datasheet was created in the child and the database was updated

with the new information. 

Exercise 5: Modify the Child Project with New Tags. 1 Select Tools > New Tag. 2 Select AT_INST_ from the Select Type dialog. 3 Click OK. 4 Type 100-PT-110 in the Tag Number field. 5 Click OK.

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6 Scroll down the Process Instrument list until you find the tag 1-PT-110.

Note: The Keytag for this instrument has increased by 20 million. This is to

eliminate duplicate tags when the child is merged back into the project. 

Exercise 6: Modify the Child Project by Deleting an Existing Tag 1 In the Process Instrument list, select Tools > Find > Find Tag. 2 Type 100-LT-200 in the Tag Numbers that Contain field. 3 Click OK. 4 Select 100-LT-200. 5 Click OK. The tag is now in the first row of the view. 6 Select Tools > Delete Tag. The Data Manager presents a dialog confirming that you want to delete the tag. 7 Click Yes. The instrument is now deleted from the database.



Exercise 7: Modify the Parent Project 1 Select File > Open Project. 2 Open the parent project Training.

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3 Close the My Instrument list. 4 Open the Process Instrument list.

Note: The instrument tag 100-LT-200 is still a part of the parent project.

5 Select Tools > Find > Find Tag. 6 Find the tag 100-LT-200. 7 Select Tools > Edit Tag. The Edit Tag dialog opens. 8 Change the tag to 100-LT-202. 9 Click OK. 

Exercise 8: Modify the Parent Project by Adding a New Tag 1 Select Tools > New Tag. 2 Select AT_INST_ from the Select Type dialog. 3 Click OK. 4 Type 100-FI-110 in the Tag Number field. 5 Click OK. 6 Scroll down the Process Instrument list until you find the tag 100-FI-110.

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Exercise 9: Modify the Parent Project by Deleting an Existing Tag 1 In the Process Instrument list, select Tools > Find > Find Tag. 2 Type 100-LG-100 in the Tag Numbers that Contain field. 3 Click OK. 4 Select 100-LG-100. 5 Click OK. The tag is now in the first row of the view. 6 Select Tools > Delete Tag. The Data Manager dialog opens again to confirm deletion of tag, 7 Click Yes. The instrument is now deleted from the database. 8 Close Data Manager.



Exercise 10: Update the Parent and Child Projects 1 Select Programs > Bentley > Plant V8i > Project Tools > Split or Merge Project from the Windows Start menu. 2 Select File > Open Parent Project. 3 Select Child Projects > Synchronize with Child.

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The program runs through each of the projects and notes the changes. 4 Scroll down in the Document View.

Your new datasheet is marked as a new document.

The synchronization shows the new tags that were generated in the child project. 

Exercise 11: Update the Parent Project 1 Highlight the newer tags in the Child Project. 2 Click Update Parent.

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The program notes that there were a few documents that were not included in the selection set and asks if you want them to be included in the update. 3 Click OK. The Synchronization window appears. 4 Scroll to the bottom of the Tag View.

The new tags have been added to the parent project.

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Consistency Check Options

Consistency Check Options 2D to 3D Consistency Reporter Process Overview In order for the 2D to 3D functionality to operate, you must have access to an AutoPLANT 2D project. The 2D to 3D functionality provided in PIPING and EQUIPMENT is accomplished by a series of mappings defined in external text files. These mappings enable the system to accurately map an AutoPLANT P&ID component to its AutoPLANT PIPING equivalent. If you are familiar with the customization of the P&ID system, you will understand what this functionality accomplishes. On the most general level, it is a mapping of a P&ID components key to a PIPING components class. In order to facilitate the performance of consistency checks, supporting database tables are provided in the projects database which allow mapping between the 2D (P&ID) and 3D systems (Piping and Equipment). The Consistency Reporter user interface is comprised of the following views: •

tree view of all 2D and 3D line numbers and valves for the selected project



tree view of all 2D and 3D equipment and nozzles for the selected project



grid listing the mapped property value consistency results related to the selected item in the Line Numbers or Equipment tree view

The following provides a description of the mapping tables and how they are used.

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Views of the 2D and 3D Drawings

A component item in the Line Numbers or Equipment grid marked with a green check mark indicates that the item exists in both 2D and 3D with no inconsistencies. A line number or equipment item marked with a curving down arrow indicates that the item is present in 2D and 3D but one or more of its child items have an inconsistency. Child items of line numbers are valves. Child items of equipment are nozzles. A component item in the Line Numbers or Equipment grid marked with a red 2 indicates that the item is present in 3D but missing in 2D. A red 3 indicates that the item is present in 2D but missing in 3D. If the item is present in 2D but missing in 3D, each entry in the 3D columns will be marked *Missing*. If the item is present in 3D but missing in 2D, each entry in the 2D columns will be marked *Missing*. A component item in the Line Numbers or Equipment grid marked with a red check mark indicates that the item exists in both 2D and 3D but has field value inconsistencies. These inconsistencies will be listed in the Consistency Status grid. A mapped properties item in the Consistency Status grid marked with a green check mark indicates that the properties of the selected item in the Line Numbers or Equipment grid are properly matched between 2D and 3D.

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A mapped properties item in the Consistency Status grid marked with a red check mark indicates that a mismatch exists between the 2D and 3D properties of the selected item in the Line Numbers or Equipment grid.

Consistency Reporter Operations Opening a Project Open a new project by selecting File > Open.

Refreshing the Drawing Views Refresh drawing views by selecting File > Refresh.

Running Consistency Checks To run a consistency check, select Run Check from the right-click context menu or select Check > Run. Consistency checks may only be performed in these locations: •

at the root node of the Line Numbers and Equipment tree views



on a line number node in the Line Numbers tree view



on an equipment tag node in the Equipment tree view

Purging Obsolete Consistency Results If there are old and obsolete line numbers or valves that no longer exist in 2D and 3D, but still exist in the consistency results, these may be removed by selecting Check > Purge. Note: Performing a full consistency check (the preferred method of updating

consistency check results) will automatically purge these items.

Resetting Consistency Results Select Check > Reset to reset the consistency results in the currently selected Line Numbers or Equipment tree view.

Ignoring Inconsistencies When the check box is set in the Ignore column in the Line Numbers tree view, Equipment tree view, or Consistency Status grid, any inconsistencies are ignored.

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This option is also available from the right-click pop-up menu and from the Check menu.

Viewing 2D and 3D Drawings The 2D and 3D drawings for a selected item may be viewed by selecting: •

View > 2D Drawing



View > 3D Drawing



View > Zoom in 2D Drawing



View > Zoom in 3D Drawing

Alternatively, the same options may be selected from the right-click context menu. The Zoom options will zoom into the drawing view centered on the selected item.

Other View Options Other options available in the View menu include:

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Toolbar: currently not available



Line Numbers: toggles viewing the Line Numbers tree view



Equipment: toggles viewing the Equipment tree view

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Consistency Status: toggles viewing the Consistency Status view

Reports The following options are available under the Reports menu: •

Preview: allows the user to preview a selected report



Print: allows the user to print a selected report



Edit: allows the user to edit a selected report

All reports are Microsoft Access reports in the current project's ConsistencyReports.mdb Microsoft Access database. 

Exercise 1: Perform a Consistency Check 1 Select Programs > Bentley > Plant V8i > Project Tools > Project Administrator from the Windows Start menu. 2 Log into the project.

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3 Select Tools > 2D to 3D Consistency Reporter.

The following dialog displays.

4 Select Check > Run.

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Now you are able to investigate the items with a red check mark, which means that there is a discrepancy between the P&ID and the 3D Model. In this case, a valve is not in the 3D model on line number L1001. You could choose to ignore this discrepancy or you can choose another course of action, which may include the removal or addition of the component. If you are unsure of the problem, you may investigate further by selecting the component in question. Then, from the View menu, choose the drawing type that requires further review.

5 The drawing will be displayed in the lowest dialog window, as shown below:

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You may pan or zoom into the window by right-clicking within the drawing and selecting an option from the context menu.

2D to 3D CAD Interface and Consistency Checker The 2D/3D interface is a convenient way to view the P&ID and associated data such as pipes/valves or equipment/nozzles while in the 3D design environment. This functionality is available from the main menu for both the EQUIPMENT and PIPING applications. Since this application is launched inside Piping or Equipment, it will not be discussed in detail here. Below are typical graphical interfaces the user will see.

Browse Piping and Valves - Showing Data Values

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Browse Piping and Valves - Showing View Pane Containing P&ID Graphics

Browse Equipment and Nozzle, Values/View Pane Closed

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Consistency Checker in 2D Browser, View Pane Closed

These features will enhance modeling productivity by allowing access to current data from the P&ID, Equipment data sheets etc. When values are changed, the consistency checker will highlight any inconsistent data between the 3D model and the P&ID.

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Module Review

Module Review Now that you have completed this module, let's measure what you have learned.

Questions 1 Discuss why items were locked in the parent project while the child project was split out. 2 Discuss the updated items in the parent project. 3 What does enabling the "Packing the project for Handover" option provide? 4 Briefly state what the 2D to 3D Consistency Checker utility does.

Answers 1 Items were locked in the parent project so that users could not make changes to the items while the child project was being worked on. This action allows the project to be synchronized when the child project is brought back into the parent project. 2 Once the child project is merged back into the parent project, all items in the parent project are updated with the most current information from the child project, and any new items from the child project are added to the parent project. 3 The Packing the project for Handover option allows a project from EPCs to be brought into the Owner Operator projects as a new project, without synchronizing with the Owner's existing projects. 4 The 2D to 3D Consistency Checker utility provides an interface which verifies that components in a 2D drawing are also in a 3D drawing.

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Project Organization Module Overview This section is designed to introduce you to ProjectWise Navigator and how it is used to interface with various documents.

Module Prerequisites •

Completion of either the 2D or 3D Fundamentals courses



Working knowledge of databases



Working knowledge of Microsoft Access report writer

Module Objectives After completing this module, you will be able to: •

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ProjectWise Navigator ProjectWise Navigator delivers visual technologies to support design and construction management processes and to manage assets in real time. These technologies can be used to satisfy five key business and project requirements. Highlights include the ability to: •

Assemble 2D/3D content from hundreds of applications and file stores.



Review designs and models in an immersive and homogenous environment.



Enrich content, add comments, link docs/data sets, add materials for visualization.



Analyze and simulate construction schedules, detect clashes and lighting options.



Produce portable and intelligent work packages for downstream activities.



Provide Visual Collaboration.

You need to first create i-models, which can then be open using ProjectWise Navigator Project information from different applications often must be shared. An i-model is used to exchange project information from different applications and products. For example, an i-model allows you to share Bentley data along with third-party product information. An i-model shows a design at a precise state, facilitating the review and management of the design. Because it is a snapshot of the design, it can be used in many different types of workflows.

The ProjectWise i-model Composer ProjectWise i-model Composer is a desktop application used for creating i-models from data generated by design applications. It supports the creation and publication of i-models from a wide range of file formats generated by Bentley and third-party design applications in the Plant, Building, Civil and GeoSpatial industries. If you wish to create a series of i-models (maybe all of your Equipment models) you should first create a composite model with all the models referenced in.

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Exercise 1: Create an i-model 1 Select Start > All Programs > Bentley > ProjectWise i-model Composer > ProjectWise i-model Composer.

2 Select examples in the User list. 3 Select AutoPlant in the Project list. 4 Select default in the Interface list. 5 Select Main.dwg in the file name list. 6 Click Open. The system loads the Main.dwg design file and each X'ref attached to the file. 7 Select Publish-i-model.

To create the Published Files.

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Exercise 2: Read 3D Component Indexing 1 Select ProjectWise Navigator Start > Programs > Bentley > ProjectWise Navigator V8i > ProjectWise Navigator V8i Edition.

2 Select examples in the User list. 3 Select AutoPlant in the Project list. 4 Select default in the Interface list. 5 Select Main.dwg.i.dgn in the file name list. 6 Click Open. The system loads the Main.dwg design file and each X'ref attached to the file. 7 Select Component Indexing File > Navigate > Components. 8 Select the Components tab (if needed).

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9 Select View Components.

The system retrieves the component data.

10 Expand AUTOPLANT_LINENUMBER. 11 Select 0314. 12 Right-click.

13 Select Zoom. 14 Expand line 0314.

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15 Select PIPE, SCH 40.

The system reads the component data in the model. Properties are readonly.

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Exercise 2: Read 2D Component Indexing 1 Select Start > All Programs > Bentley > ProjectWise i-model Composer > ProjectWise i-model Composer. 2 Select examples in the User list. 3 Select AutoPlant in the Project list. 4 Select default in the Interface list. 5 Select PID02.dwg in the file name list. 6 Click Open. 7 Select Publish-i-model. 8 Select ProjectWise Navigator Start > Programs > Bentley > ProjectWise Navigator V8i > ProjectWise Navigator V8i Edition.

9 Select examples in the User list. 10 Select AutoPlantPIW in the Project list. 11 Select default in the Interface list. 12 Select PID02.dwg.i.dgn in the file name list. 13 Click Open. 14 Select Component Indexing File > Navigate > Components. 15 Select the Components tab (if needed).

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16 Select View Components.

The system prompts you to select the project folder the P&ID file resides in. 17 Select the folder shown below.

18 Click OK. 19 Select the project. 20 Click OK.

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The system is now able to read the project database.

21 Click OK.

The system retrieves the component data.

22 Select AutoPLANT P&ID > PIDP02.DWG.i.dgn > Process. 23 Select 0204.

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24 Right-click.

25 Select Zoom. The system reads the component data in the model. Properties are readonly.

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GUIDS

GUIDS A Globally Unique Identifier (or GUID) is a special type of identifier used in software applications in order to provide a reference number which is unique in any context (hence, "Globally"). A GUID is used, for example, in defining the internal reference for a type of access point in a software application, or for creating unique keys in a database. While each generated GUID is not guaranteed to be unique, the total number of unique keys (2128 or 3.4×1038) is so large that the probability of the same number being generated twice is very small.

Project GUIDS in AutoPLANT An AutoPLANT Project is uniquely defined by a project root and project number. In some cases this uniqueness is not enough. An example of this is when you are enabling the AutoPLANT project into ProjectWise. To improve this, a Project GUID has been added to the Project.ini.

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Document GUIDs in AutoPLANT Document GUIDs are created when Project Packager is used to package a project. The user must set Add ProjectWise Synchronization Support. This option is used primarily for handover projects. An example of this is when an EPC wants to hand over a project to their client.

Note: To create Document GUIDs:

1 Set Project Packager (with "Add ProjectWise Synchronization Support") 2 CreateGUID utility.

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Data Reuse In this section you will become familiar with techniques to reuse AutoPLANT design data. One rule of thumb with AutoPLANT design software is that you shouldn't have to re-draw or re-model a design. The software provides various methods of coping data, models and drawings. Note: The design file units (Imperial/Metric) need to be the same when coping

from one file to another, or from project to project.

Drawing Exchange Drawing Exchange enables you to export an AutoPLANT P&ID to an exchange drawing embedded with its associated database data. An exchange drawing can be used to: •

Move the current drawing from a stand-alone version to a project version.



Move or copy the current drawing from one project to another.



Combine or split projects.



Archive a drawing at the end of a project to ensure that data remains with the associated drawing.

Relationship Manager The Relationship Manager is an AutoPLANT Plant Design application. This tool is only available if the AutoPLANT applications are installed. It cannot be used to work with PLANT's Process and Instrumentation applications. The Relationship Manager provides a central location for an administrator to manage relationship values (e.g. LineNumber, Unit, Area, Service, Spool, and Document). The workflow for AutoPLANT Plant Design allows the Project Administrator to create all of the relationship values for a project or configuration at the start of the project outside of AutoCAD. This workflow gives an administrator control of the property values used on a project. Designers can then select from the provided list of values to create the models.

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The Relationship Manager is also used to delete, rename, add, import, and export documents in a project environment. Deleting a document deletes the associated component records and relationships from the project.

PXF Files This utility is included in the AutoPLANT Plant Design application and used primarily to copy 3D piping components from one file to another, or from one project to another. This functionality is covered in the AutoPLANT Plant Design training manual.

Briefcase Mode Briefcase mode replaces the former Standalone mode supported in AutoPLANT Plant Design 2004 Edition. Briefcase drawings are associated with configurations instead of projects. This mode consolidates all of the data into the drawing file. It does not require a project, knowledge of a database, or any other extraneous information.

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Module Review Now that you have completed this module, let's measure what you have learned.

Questions 1 What is ProjectWise Navigator? 2 What are the three forms of Data Reuse?

Answers 1 ProjectWise Navigator delivers visual technologies to support design and construction management processes and to manage assets in real time. 2 The three forms of data reuse are Drawing Exchange files, PXF files and Briefcase Mode.

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Data Manager Customization Module Overview In this chapter you will learn to customize the views and reports provided in the Bentley Data Manager application.

Module Prerequisites •

Completion of either the 2D or 3D Fundamentals courses



Working knowledge of databases



Working knowledge of Microsoft Access report writer

Module Objectives After completing this module, you will be able to:

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Customize a Data Manager view.



Create a new view.



Customize a Data Manager report.



Create a new report.

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Data Manager Interface

Data Manager Interface Data Manager is a core application for interfacing with the database that underlies all Process and Instrumentation and AutoPLANT Plant Design applications. Changes made here can affect the working of the other application. Thus, one must be careful to make only prudent, well thought-out changes to the data structure. There are two primary methods for interfacing with the data in Data Manager: Views and Reports. This chapter will cover how to set up views and reports using Data Manager, with a minor discussion on modifying the database. For this chapter, we are going to proceed with Microsoft Access format databases. The discussion could be directly extended to other database options.

Overview of Database Terminology •

Tables: fundamental structure of a relational database, typically an object that stores data in records (rows) and fields (columns)



Records: rows of data in a table



Fields: columns of data in a table



Views (also called queries): operations that retrieve data from one or more tables and display the results in a grid format where you can update the records (with some restrictions).

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Brief Tour of the Data Manager Interface

Brief Tour of the Data Manager Interface This section provides a general introduction to the Data Manager interface. Take some time to familiarize yourself with the main features of the interface as described below

Menus File

The File Menu provides commands to: Create a new project. Open an existing project. Edit and manage descriptive, database, directory, and path information associated with the current project. Log into the current project as a different user. Launch the AutoPLANT Project Editor module. Import and export table data. Launch the AutoPLANT Batch Print module. Exit the Data Manager application.

Edit

The Edit Menu commands provide shortcut methods to traditionally timeconsuming keyboard actions.

View

The View Menu provides commands to: Toggle the Project Window. Toggle the Properties Window. Refresh the current view. Display the current project equipment list, motor list, and instrument list.

Tools

The Tools Menu provides commands to: Quickly create, edit, and delete tag numbers. View/modify detailed database data associated with a selected tag number. Search/replace a tag or text string. Filter and sort the data in the current view. Use Database utilities and tools.

Applications

The Applications Menu provides commands to launch other AutoPLANT products such as Datasheets, Specification Sheets, Hookups, and P&ID.

Window

The Window Menu provides commands to: Toggle between multiple open Data Manager windows. Arrange all open windows.

Help

The Help Menu commands display: on-line help for AutoPLANT Data Manager product version information for AutoPLANT Data Manager

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Data Manager Toolbar The Data Manager toolbar provides the fastest access to application commands. After initial startup, it is docked in the upper portion of the screen. To view the name of the command that will be executed by any tool, position the cursor over it and pause. A tool tip will display describing that item.

The Project Window The Project window contains these sections: •

Views: enables viewing, creating, editing, and deleting views defined in the current project standards



Reports: enables previewing, creating, editing, deleting, and revising reports defined in the current project standards



Macros: enables running, creating, editing, and deleting macros defined in the current project standards



Tables: enables opening an existing table within the current project

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Examining the Original Database

Examining the Original Database When creating a project, you choose to copy the "Base" project. (Or, some existing project whose creation can be traced back to some point of copying the Base project.) The database for the Base project was one of the items copied in creating your project. The Base version is found in the C:\Program Files\Bentley\Plant V8i\Base\Project directory. When creating an Access project, the project.mdb in Base\Project directory is copied into the project's directory Projdata. When an MSDE project is created, a file called project.mdf is created in addition to the Access file project.mdb. When an Oracle or SQL project is created, the project database is on the Oracle or SQL server. To see these tables and the raw data from within Data Manager, expand the Table node in the Project Window.

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Understanding Views Views are a filtered look into a table or tables in the database. They are the same as queries in Microsoft Access. For example, if you wanted to look at the data for specific components, and you only want to view the Tag number, manufacturer and model number, you would create a view that displays these three attributes. There are two types of views in AutoPLANT: •

Traditional Microsoft Access views are created using Microsoft Access tools and techniques. These views are good for viewing data, and for generating filters for a report. (Reports will be covered later in this chapter.)



AutoPLANT (AT_XXX) views have been moved to Project Administrator and were discussed earlier.

The views are not saved in the same file with the raw data; instead they are in a separate database file found in the project directory. In particular, the views are saved in the schema.mdb file found in the Project's Projdata directory. The reports are also saved in this directory in both the schema.mdb and the project.mdb. For example: 1 Open schema.mdb. 2 Open the table REBISVIEW. 3 In this table, locate EQUIPMENT LIST. 4 Note that in the Equipment List record, the view is defined as an SQL Query. If you are proficient with SQL, you could create new views from inside this table. However, most people prefer to create views through the Data Manager

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interface, which you will do next. Opening the Equipment List view in Data Manager should show the same view defined in the SQL query of Schema.mdb.

Note: Keep in mind that no raw data is held in Schema.mdb; it holds only the

definitions of views and reports and other project objects.

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Modifying a View

Modifying a View AutoPLANT Views can also be used to highlight specific information to suit the current user requirements. The Design View interface allows for: •

Simplified Field selection.



Text font and color control.



Simple Field access control (ability to make fields read-only or hidden).



Ability to have fields read from a list.

In addition, selecting Design with Access can access all functionality available in Microsoft Access. (i.e., selecting Design with Access will launch the Microsoft Access view design interface.) Note: During the next several exercises you will be learning how to modify and

edit views. It is now necessary to have data in your project so that you can see the results of your modifications. 

Exercise 1: Highlight Fields

Warning: Please note that you cannot add a field with the characters "ID" or "TAG" in the field name, nor should you edit any of the existing fields with these characters. They are considered system fields and are used for internal purposes only.

1 From the Windows Start menu, select Programs > Bentley > Plant V8i > Data Manager. 2 Open the C:\Bentley_Training_Project\Training project. 3 In the Project Window, select the Equipment List view. 4 Right-click.

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5 Select Edit.

The Edit View screen contains these options: •

Design: allows the view to be designed



System: cannot be modified by the user and indicates a system view



Protected: indicates a view that cannot be modified by a normal user



Read Only: indicates that the views contents are read only



Short List: allows system views to be hidden quickly

6 Click Design.

7 In the Selected Fields list highlight OP PRESS. The Field property changes to EOPP.

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8 Click the browse next to the Color field.

9 Select a green color. 10 Click OK. The word OP PRESS in the Color field shows as green. 11 Repeat steps 4 through 10 to change the OP TEMP field to green. 12 Click OK. The Design View dialog closes and Data Manager is returned. 13 Scroll over to the OP Press and OP Temp fields, which are now displayed in green. 

Exercise 2: Make a Field Usable to Everyone 1 Select the Equipment List view. 2 Right-click. 3 Select Edit. 4 Select the PIPING DRG field.

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5 Clear the Read Only check box.

6 Click OK. Data Manager is returned. 7 Scroll over to the PIPING DRG field. The Font and Color background change to black and white.

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Exercise 3: Make the Manufacturer Field a Picklist in Equipment List View 1 Close Data Manager and any other AutoPLANT application. 2 Browse to C:\Bentley_Training_Project\Training\Projdata. 3 Open Projdata.mdb. 4 Create a new Table in design view having three fields, EQPTYPE, MANUFACTURER and DESCRIPTION:

5 Set all three Data Type fields to Text. 6 Save the table with the name Manufacturer. 7 Open Manufacturer in Datasheet view.

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8 Enter the following data.

9 Save and close Projdata.mdb. 10 Select Bentley > Plant V8i > Project Tools > Project Administrator from the Windows Start menu. 11 Expand Database. 12 Select the Databases node.

13 Select PROJDATA from Project Databases.

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14 Click Edit Tables.

15 Click Add. 16 Select Manufacturer.

17 Click OK. 18 Click Close. Project Administrator is returned. 19 Close Project Administrator. 20 From the Windows Start menu, select Programs > Bentley > Plant V8i > Data Manager. 21 Select the Equipment List view.

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22 Click Design. The Design View dialog opens. 23 Move the MANUFACTURER field up between MATERIAL and OP PRESS fields. 24 Set Pick List. 25 Type Select DISTINCT MANUFACTURER from MANUFACTURER where EQPTYPE = '' in the Pick List entry window.

26 Click OK.

The MANUFACTURER list displays manufacturer names with respect to Equipment Tag Type.

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Creating a New View 

Exercise 1: Create a New View 1 Select the Equipment List in the Project Window. 2 Right-click. 3 Select New.



Starting from Scratch: creating a view from scratch. This option requires knowledge of the AutoPLANT table structure and Microsoft Access Query building.



From Other Project: allows views to be migrated from other projects.



From current View: allows the current view to be used as a baseline for the new view.

4 Set From current View. 5 Click OK

6 Type My Equipment List in the Name field. 7 Type Exchanger List in the Description field. 8 Set the Short List check box. 9 Click Design. The Design View dialog displays. 10 Click Design with Access.

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Microsoft Access is loaded with the view displayed in the query builder.

Note: AutoPLANT Data Manager uses Microsoft Access to design queries and

reports. This provides an established interface and allows queries and reports from user applications to be easily migrated. For further information concerning Access queries and reports, refer to Access online help. 11 Select the ETYP field. 12 Type E in the Criteria cell. 13 Press ENTER. 14 Close the Access Query Design View. A prompt is displayed to save the changes. 15 Click Yes. The Design View - My Equipment List dialog is displayed. 16 Click OK. The Design View dialog closes and Data Manager is returned.

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The My Equipment List view displays in the Project Window.



Exercise 2: Display the Short List Views 1 Set Short List on the Project Window. The Project Window closes all of the nodes. 2 Expand the Views node. Only the Short List views are displayed.

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3 Open My Equipment List.

Only the Exchangers are displayed.

Creating Reports Data Manager utilizes Microsoft Access for report writing; therefore, the greater your Microsoft Access skills, the easier it is for you to create and customize reports. It is not the purpose of this class to teach you the full capabilities of Microsoft Access reporting. However, we will now cover a few examples to show the possibilities. 

Exercise 1: Creating a Filtered View for Pumps 1 Select the Equipment List. 2 Right-click. 3 Select New. The New View dialog displays. 4 Set From current view. 5 Click OK. 6 Type Pump Report View in the Name field. 7 Type PUMPS ONLY in the Description field.

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8 Click Design. 9 Click Design with Access. 10 Place your cursor in the Criteria field in the column that reports the TAG_TYPE from the TAG_REG table. 11 Right-click. 12 Select Build. 13 Type AT_EQPMP. Expression Builder closes.

14 Click OK. 15 Save and close Microsoft Access. 16 Click OK. Data Manager is returned.

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17 Double-click on Pump Report View in Data Manager.

Note: Only pumps are listed. 

Exercise 2: Build a Report from the Filtered Pump View 1 Expand the Reports node. 2 Select the Equipment List report. 3 Right-click. 4 Select New. 5 Set From Current Report. The New Report dialog opens. 6 Type PUMP LIST in the Name field. 7 Type PUMPS ONLY in the Description field. 8 Click Design. The Pump List report is modified. 9 Select Properties or right-click in the gray space.

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10 Select the ALL tab.

11 Select Pump Report View. 12 Type Pump List in the Caption field. Pump List will show in the report header. 13 Close the Report dialog. 14 Save and close to the view. Data Manager is returned. 15 Open the Pump List report.

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Exercise 3: Make the Report Filter 1 Make a copy of Equipment List report as was done in the previous examples. 2 Name it Pump List Too. 3 Type Another Pump List in the Description field. 4 Click Design. The Report Design view displays. 5 Right-click in the gray space. 6 Select Build Event. 7 Select Code Builder. 8 Modify the code so that (after the option section) it reads: Private Sub Report_Open(Cancel As Integer) DoCmd.ApplyFilter , "TAG_TYPE = 'AT_EQPMP'" End Sub

9 Save and close the Code Builder. 10 Save and close Microsoft Access. 11 Open the Pump List Too report.



Exercise 4: User Input Report - Case 1 1 Make a copy of the Equipment List report. 2 Name it User Pick Equip.

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3 Click Design. The report design view displays. 4 Right-click in the gray space. 5 Select Build Event. 6 Select Code Builder. 7 Click OK. 8 Modify the code so that (after the option section) it reads: Private Sub Report_Open(Cancel As Integer) DoCmd.ApplyFilter , "TAG_TYPE = ENTER_TAG_TYPE" End Sub

9 Save and close the report. 10 Open the User Pick Equip report.

11 Type AT_EQDRM. 12 Click OK. The report opens showing only the equipment drum tags. 

Exercise 5: User Input Report - Case 2 1 Make a copy of the Equipment List report. 2 Name it Equip List PID. 3 Click Design. The report design view displays. 4 Right-click in the gray space. 5 Select Build Event. 6 Select Code Builder. 7 Click OK. 8 Modify the code so that (after the option section) it reads: Private Sub Report_Open(Cancel As Integer) DoCmd.ApplyFilter , "PID_DRAWING_NO" End Sub

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9 Save and close the report. 10 Open the Equip List PID. The Enter Parameter Value dialog opens, prompting the user to enter a P&ID drawing number. 11 Enter PID01. 12 Click OK. The report opens showing the equipment on PID01.

Access Forms If you want to automate the report generation using an Microsoft Access Form, you can do it by enabling the Forms visibility in the at.ini file. For more information on the Forms, refer to Microsoft Access help. [Data Manager] Userforms=1

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Module Review

Module Review Now that you have completed this module, let's measure what you have learned.

Questions 1 What is the name of the interface which allows you to change the color of a field name? 2 Can you add your own company logo to a Bentley report? 3 How would you filter a report to show only transmitters?

Answers 1 The Design View interface allows you to change the color of a field name. 2 Yes, your company logo can be added to a Bentley report. 3 In the Microsoft Access Design view, you would type "FT" in the criteria field of the ITYP field.

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Datasheets Customization Module Overview In this chapter you will learn to use the Bentley Datasheets application to create datasheets, add tokens, and generate a datasheet. You will also use the Datasheets Utilities to create and update the data.

Module Prerequisites •

Completion of either the 2D or 3D Fundamentals courses



Working knowledge of databases



Working knowledge of Microsoft Access report writer

Module Objectives After completing this module, you will be able to:

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Create a new datasheet.



Understand mapped datasheets.



Add a property to a datasheet.



Export a datasheet.

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Understanding Datasheets Structure

Understanding Datasheets Structure Bentley Datasheets provides you with three control buttons within the current physical datasheet (.XLS).





Save and Exit: saves all changes made to the current datasheet (.XLS), and returns to the Bentley Datasheets interface.



Cancel and Exit: cancels all changes made to the current datasheet (.XLS), and returns to the Bentley Datasheets interface.



Show Database Fields: displays a list of the available database fields that can be linked in the current datasheet. Click the adjacent Expand button to display the individual fields from a specific table.

Exercise 1: Link a Field to the Datasheet Linking fields to datasheets provides the best way to keep data current. It also allows update of the database should the datasheet be imported into the project. 1 Select a pump tag in Data Manager. 2 Launch Datasheets. 3 Select File > Open. The datasheet file opens. 4 Place your cursor in the appropriate cell. 5 Select the appropriate field from the Database Fields list. 6 Click Set Field Link within the Database Fields list.

7 Click Save and Exit (located above the Microsoft Excel menu). Datasheets returns. 8 Select File > Exit. Data Manager returns.

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Database References A cell name can refer to a single cell or to a range of cells: •

Single cell names: bind data in the spreadsheet cell to the first tag allocated to the datasheet. Data transfer may be bi-directional. Data transfer is uni-directional from database to datasheet if the database view or view field is marked read-only.



Range cell names: bind data in the spreadsheet cell range to each tag allocated to the datasheet. Multi-cell ranges will expand as tags are allocated to the datasheet. Typically they are used for lists of tags and tag descriptions; for example where 10 identical limit switches are allocated to a datasheet. Data transfer is always uni-directional from database to datasheet.

Internal References Single cell names contain the latest revision information. These names will also be used when a batch update of revisions is done. •

Rev: revision number



RevDate: revision date



RevBy: name of the person who did the last revision



RevStatus: revision status

Range cell names that contain a summary of the revision history. These ranges are defined as a single column with multiple rows, where the first row contains the heading. It differs from the previous multi-cell names where the system will only use the amount of rows that is marked and will not expand it. If there are already five revisions for this datasheet, but the range is only three rows high, it will only use the latest two revisions in the RevList. •

RevListNo: revision numbers



RevListDate: revision dates



RevListStatus: revision statuses



RevListBy: list of persons who did the latest revisions

Note: Before designing the datasheet, mark the normal printable page by

selecting all the cells in that area and defining the selection as

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PrintArea. This will help to space all the datasheet items correctly. It can also be used when you want to put some comments on the worksheet, but don't want to display them on the printout.

Revision Control Revision control will mark any changes made while working with the datasheet. This is possible if the following cell names are defined: CurrentData, PreviousData and RevList. The following describes how to create these cell names.

CurrentData 1 Select the columns and rows where the user normally types the datasheet information. 2 Define the selected area as CurrentData. Note: It is a good practice to reserve a column next to this block for the

revision numbers and name the heading Rev. The system updates the Rev column with a "rev marker" wherever it finds differences between the CurrentData with PreviousData. When revisions are updated, the rev marker is replaced with the revision number.

Previous Data 1 Copy the current data to the clipboard. 2 Create a new worksheet. 3 Name the new worksheet Previous Data. 4 Paste the copy of current data from the clipboard onto cell A1. 5 Define the cell as PreviousData.

Revision List 1 Create another worksheet. 2 Name it Previous Revisions. 3 From cell A1 select 4 columns and 2 rows.

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4 Define the selection as RevList. 5 Name the four column headers, in this order: Rev, Date, Status, By. The revision list includes all revisions created by the Datasheets model and expands and contracts as revisions are added or removed.

Creating a New Datasheet Bentley Datasheets is not a stand-alone application; it is launched from either the Instrumentation & Wiring or the Data Manager application. A key concept in Datasheets is that of standard vs. actual datasheets. A standard can be considered a template. When you create a datasheet for a particular item, you will create it from the standard. The standard holds the mapping to the database for the different cells on the datasheet. A datasheet, on the other hand, is simply an Excel spreadsheet. If the standard was configured correctly, this Excel spreadsheet will read values from the database. When you assign a tag to the datasheet, it looks in that particular tag's record for database values to fill out the datasheet. After you create a datasheet, you can change the values on it. But then you may have for instance, the Area field equal to 51 on the datasheet but equal to 45 in the Database. When you save, the software will prompt you to pick which one you really want to use, and you will decide if the database or the datasheet has the most current value.

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Exercise 1: Create a New Datasheet This exercise demonstrates concepts and is not meant to show the complete creation of an entire datasheet. 1 Open a new spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel. 2 Save the new spreadsheet as MYPUMPDS.XLS 3 Modify the spreadsheet to look like the one shown in the following figure.

Note: So far you have just entered simple text - it has no intelligence.

The way you make a cell intelligent in Excel is to name it. Each cell has a name of its row and column, displayed in the upper left. For example, Pump No. is A3, Description is A5, and the cell to the right of Description is B5. We will now link the cells to the database. 4 Place your cursor in cell B5. 5 Select Insert > Name > Define.

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6 Type _EDESC in the Names in workbook field. Note: EDESC is the field in the EQUIP table that holds the description. The

underscore ("_") before EDESC is a link telling Microsoft Excel that this cell is to be read from a database. 7 Click Add. 8 Click OK. B5 is now named _EDESC. 9 Repeat steps 4 through 8 for fields B6 through B11, refering to the following table for the database field names. Description

Database Field

Pump No

_Tag_NO

Service

_ESERV

Material

_EMATL

Operating Pressure

_EOPP

Operating Temperature

_EOPT

Power

_EPOW

Type

_ETYP

Note: You can only use a particular name once per Microsoft Excel sheet. For

example, you cannot rename both B4 and B5 _EDESC. However, you can name one cell and have another cell refer to it. For example, name B4 as _EDESC and set B5 equal to B4. We will now name the datasheets. 10 Double-click datasheet tab Sheet1. 11 Type Current Data. 12 Double-click datasheet tab Sheet2. 13 Type Previous Data. 14 Double-click datasheet tab Sheet3. 15 Type Previous Revisions.

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16 Add fields Rev, Status, By and Date on datasheet cells D2, D3, D4 and D5 as shown:

17 Click in cell E2. 18 Select Insert > Name > Define. The Define Name dialog displays. 19 Type Rev in the Names in workbook field. 20 Click Add. 21 Click OK. 22 Repeat steps 14 through 18 to add RevBy to cell E3. 23 Repeat steps 14 through 18 to add RevDate to cell E4. 24 Select the Previous Revisions tab.

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25 Add the following fields:

26 Select cells A1 to D2. 27 Select Insert > Name > Define. The name RevList is defined to the selection.

28 Select the Current Data tab.

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29 Copy all the cells and paste them to the Previous Data tab:

30 Select the Current Data tab. 31 Save MYPUMPDS.xls. 32 Exit MYPUMPDS.xls.

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Exercise 2: Import Your Datasheet into the Project 1 Select Bentley > Plant V8i > Project Tools > Project Administrator from the Windows Start menu. 2 Expand [+] the Training project.

3 Expand [+] Datasheets.

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The right-hand window shows the datasheet for the project listed by tag type.

We will now add a new datasheet to the project. 4 Select Edit Datasheet.

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The window on the right changes.

5 Select AT_EQPMP from the Select Tag Type list. 6 Click Add.

7 Set Other Standards.

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8 Click OK.

9 Select MYPUMPDS.xls. 10 Click Open. The datasheet is now shown in the right-hand side of the Project Administrator dialog. 11 Type My Pump Datasheet into the Description field.

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12 Click Save. This datasheet is now available in Data Manager for use with tags containing the tag type AT_EQPMP. 13 Click Properties.

14 Click Add. Extended Data Property is added to the datasheet. 15 Type User1 in the Property field. 16 Type User Defined Field 1 in the Description field. 17 Select in Unit Type field.

18 Click Save. 19 Close the dialog. 20 Select Datasheets from the navigation tree.

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The datasheet has been added to the project.

21 Select File > Exit. 22 Close Project Administrator.

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Exercise 3: Test Your New Datasheet 1 From the Windows Start menu, select Programs > Bentley > Plant V8i > Data Manager. 2 Open the Equipment List view. 3 Select Tools > New Tag. 4 Select Tag Type AT_EQPMP. 5 Click OK. 6 Tag the pump P-313. 7 Click OK. 8 Manually enter information into the fields as shown in the table below. Note: TAG_NO and ETYP should already have values. Database Field Data Value Description

My Pump

Service

Glycol Pump

Material

Steel

Operating Pressure

200 PSI

Operating Temperature

175 F

Power

15 HP

9 Launch Datasheets.

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Exercise 4: Create the Datasheet 1 Create a new datasheet by selecting File > New. 2 Set Standards. 3 Click Next.

4 Select MYPUMPDS. 5 Click Next. 6 Type 1234 in the Document Number field. 7 Click Next. 8 Select P-313 from Available Tags. 9 Add to the Allocated Tags window.

10 Click Next. 11 Set Open Document in Excel.

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12 Click Finish.

The datasheet opens in Microsoft Excel, filled out with data from P-313. This datasheet is now stored in your project's …\Standards\Datasheet\Equip directory. 13 Select Show Database Fields from the Datasheet toolbar.

14 Expand the node for EXT-DATA. Note: User1 is available for mapping.

15 Select User1 from Database Fields. 16 Select cell B12. 17 Click Set Field Link.

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A dialog appears confirming the mapping of Database Field with Datasheet cell.

18 Click OK. 19 Click Save and Exit. Data Manager returns. Note: The overall idea is to create datasheets from a standard. Once a

standard is created, it will not change during datasheet creation. You can make as many (or as few) datasheets from a standard as desired. Each datasheet will become a separate Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. 

Exercise 5: Saving the Datasheet as a Project Standard 1 Select P-313. 2 Launch Datasheets. 3 Select File > Save As.

4 Type MyPumpDatasheet in the Datasheet - Standard Name field. 5 Click OK. The datasheet is stored as a project standard. 

Exercise 6: Locking Datasheet Cells 1 Select File > Open. Datasheet 1234.xls launches. 2 Select cell B5.

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3 Select Data > Validation from the Microsoft Excel menu. 4 Select List from the Allow field. 5 Clear In-cell dropdown.

6 Click the button at the end of the Source field. 7 Select any cell on the sheet out of the CurrentData range. 8 Click Data Validation.

The Data Validation dialog re-opens. 9 Select the Error Alert tab. 10 Type This field cannot be modified manually. The update must be passed from the AutoPLANT project database in the Error Message field.

11 Click OK. Now when the field is selected the error message will appear.

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Fully Mapped Datasheet Templates

Fully Mapped Datasheet Templates Bentley Datasheets provides fully mapped datasheet templates which are stored in the System Library. The templates can be imported into the project and used immediately without the need for users to map individual fields to tables in the project database. The templates are based on client and accepted industry standards. Users can utilize their own templates but will have to import them into the project. Once the templates are imported the user can create properties and map them. The token structure for the datasheet import is: ::FieldName::Field Description. 

Exercise 1: Importing Mapped Tokens 1 Open the user datasheet CV Control Valves provided in the dataset. 2 Select cell K13. 3 Type ::SvrConFloRate::Service Condition Flow Rate in cell K13.

4 Save and close Microsoft Excel.

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The text ::SvrConFloRate::Service Condition Flow Rate is in token format and will be automatically added to the extended data table upon import of this datasheet into the project. 

Exercise 2: Import a Mapped Datasheet into a Project

Users will be able to import new or existing datasheet templates directly into the project environment without having to create and then map every property needed to support the template. Users can type tokens into the cells to be mapped and these will be automatically converted into mapped cells, properties and property descriptions associated with the template and any component assigned to the template. Minimal impact will be felt because the import routines are built into the Project Administrator interface. When a user adds or imports a datasheet into a project the routine is launched and begins searching for and converting tokens. Note: Once a datasheet template is imported, the tokens will be replaced with

mapped fields and will no longer be necessary. 1 Open Project Administrator. 2 Expand the PIW Sample project. 3 Expand Datasheets. 4 Select Edit Datasheets. 5 Select AT_CVALVE from the Select Tag Type field. 6 Click Add. The Select From dialog displays. 7 Set Other Standards. 8 Browse to the CV Control Valve datasheet. 9 Click Open. The datasheet is imported into the PIW Sample project.

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10 Type Imported Control Valve Datasheet in the Description field.

11 Click Save. 12 Click Properties.

Note that the token has been added to the Extended Data tables.

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Datasheets Utilities The Export Sheet feature in Batch Print and Update allows the creation of a single Microsoft Excel file compiled from multiple datasheets. 

Exercise 1: Create an Export Sheet 1 Launch Batch Print Utility.

2 Select all the TT datasheets. 3 Select File > Create Export Sheet. The Export Sheet Wizard opens. 4 Click Browse. The New Export Sheet Name dialog displays. 5 Name the export sheet TTexport.XLS. 6 Save it in the …\PIW_Admin_Training\PIW Sample\ directory. 7 Click Save. Step one of the wizard returns. 8 Click Next. 9 Select which tokens you would like on your export sheet. Note: TAG_NO and DOC_Name are required fields.

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10 Using the right arrow, select _ElmntManufact, _ElmntModel, and _P_order.

11 Click Next. 12 Leave Open this Export Sheet set. 13 Click Finish. Microsoft Excel opens with the export sheet.

The export sheet shows the summary of the selected field values by tag number. The idea is to update values in the export sheet, and then reimport these values into the datasheets and database. Warning: Do not use export sheets to change tag numbers, document name or doc_ID. If you are sending this export file to another for data entry, you may want to investigate protecting these critical cells as well as the column headings using built-in Microsoft Excel functions.

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Exercise 2: Update from an Export Sheet 1 Type ABC Transmitters in the _ElmntManufac field. 2 Type 1234XYZ in the _ElmntModel field. 3 Type 43A345 in the _P_Order field.

4 Save the xls file. 5 Exit Microsoft Excel. 6 In Batch Print Utility, select File > Update from Export Sheet. This will update both the datasheet and the database to the values entered in the export sheet. 7 Open Data Manager. 8 Select an instrument that has been updated. 9 Select View > Extended Data. The updates to the database are displayed. 10 Open a datasheet and note the same thing.

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Exercise 3: Other Bulk Update Features You can select File > Freshen Export sheet to re-dump to the export sheet from the same datasheets. You can also select File > Update to use Batch Print Utility to update a selection of datasheets from the database or vice versa. 1 In Data Manager, open the Process Instrument List. 2 Select the ITYP of TT. 3 Right-click. 4 Select Filter > Quick Filter. 5 Change the Purchase Order field of all the TT tags to 98Z890. 6 In Batch Print and Update, highlight 1 of the TT datasheets. 7 Select File > Update.

Warning: This dialog may be confusing. You need to select what you wish to change.

8 Select Database. 9 Click OK. 10 Click REFRESH in Data Manager. Note: This will verify that the Purchase Order field in the database has been

replaced by the current data on the datasheet for the selected datasheets. Note: If you had selected Document in the update direction dialog, the

Purchase Order value in the datasheet would have changed. The automatic feature will compare data/time stamps for the database and datasheet. If the document timestamp is older or the same as the DOC_REG.LASTUPDATE database timestamp, the document will update. Otherwise, this option will update the database.

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Module Review

Module Review Now that you have completed this module, let's measure what you have learned.

Questions 1 What are Range cells? 2 How do you associate a field to a cell in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet? 3 What is a fully mapped datasheet? 4 What is the advantage of importing and exporting datasheets?

Answers 1 Range cell names bind data in the spreadsheet cell range to each tag allocated to the datasheet. 2 To associate a field name to a cell use the command Insert > Name > Define and type the field name in the Define Name dialog. 3 A fully mapped datasheet is a user datasheet which has been imported into the project and the fields on the datasheet modified to contain tokens that map the existing information to the databases. 4 Datasheets can be imported from or exported to a third party. The data modified by the third party will then be incorporated into the project database.

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Vision Customization Module Overview In this chapter you will learn about the Bentley Vision application, a document management system for organizing your documents.

Module Prerequisites •

Completion of either the 2D or 3D Fundamentals courses



Working knowledge of databases



Working knowledge of Microsoft Access report writer

Module Objectives After completing this module, you will be able to: •

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Vision Overview Vision is a Bentley application for organizing documents. These documents can be Bentley documents like P&IDs or Datasheets or PIPING Models. They can also be non-Bentley documents such native AutoCAD files, Microsoft Word documents, or Adobe Acrobat PDF files. The term "document" should be taken to mean any electronic file. The Bentley Vision application is similar to Windows’ "My Computer" or "Windows Explorer". These Windows applications are a way of displaying files that are on your computer and include some options on how to display the files and sort the displayed information. Vision is similar but has a few differences: •

Vision does not show you all of the existing files on your computer. You must tell Vision what files to display. This is useful, because you only want to see documents related to the current project.



Vision is organized by projects, allowing you to have different "work areas" for different projects. You do not have to keep your documents separate for different Projects - Vision will take care of that for you.



Vision lets you group your documents in a number of ways. You can group them by type, as marked by the file extension. For example, all Microsoft Word documents (doc) could be in one folder, all Microsoft Excel documents in another (xls), all bitmaps in another (bmp), and so forth. You could also group the documents to accommodate your company's file structure or you can group documents based on the related AutoPLANT application.

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Exercise 1: Launch Vision 1 Select Programs > Bentley > Plant V8i > Vision from the Windows Start menu. If this is the first time you have opened Vision, the Login dialog displays.

2 Leave Supervisor in the User Name. 3 Type Supervisor in the Password field. 4 Set Save Password. Note: This feature allows you to automatically be logged in as Supervisor

when opening projects in this project folder. Vision opens by default into the last open project.

In the Vision interface, the titlebar indicates the current project. Below the titlebar are menu options and an icon bar. The commands behind the icons duplicate some of the menu picks. 5 Hover over the icon bar with your mouse. A tool tip displays indicating each icon's function.

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Exercise 2: Explore the Vision Interface On the left side of the Vision interface are two tabs above the Tagged Item Tree: •

Area tab: displays data contained in the current project, filtered or sorted by areas.



Document tab: displays documents contained in the current project, sorted by the application to which the document is associated.

On the right pane of the Vision interface are two tabs, Properties and Document View, which display information on a selected (highlighted) document. If no document is currently highlighted, the fields in the two tabs will be blank. •

Properties tab: displays information specific to the tag number or document selected within the Tagged Item tree.



Document View tab: enables you to display the current document selected in the Tagged Item tree in a preview window.

1 Select the Area tab. The Area tab shows the different types of components that can be found on the drawings. 2 Expand the Instrumentation node. The different types of instruments are presented. 3 Expand the Flow Element node. 4 Select 100-TT-100.

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The Properties tab displays the properties of the transmitter. Any document associated to the tags, for instance a loop or datasheet, displays in the Associated Documents window.

The Document tab shows the applications and the documents that are used in each application. 5 Expand the AutoPLANT P&ID node. 6 Select PID-01. The Properties tab is now populated with the document's data. 7 Select the Document View tab. A preview of the selected drawing displays in the window.

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Administrative Functions 

Exercise 1: Add a Non-Installed Application to a Folder 1 Select File > Application Setup. The Applications dialog displays. 2 Type ProPipe Documents in the Description field. 3 Type /CD: \PRO1313\PIPEADS\R13 in the AutoCAD Cmd field. Note: /CD: \PRO1313\PIPEADS\R13 is the profile to be used to launch

AutoCAD. 4 Type AT_PROPIPE in the Reg App field. Note: This is the AT.INI variable to be associated with the application

AT_PROPIPE.

5 In the Picture field, locate and assign the application a unique image (.BMP or .ICO files only) to be displayed in the Document tab. 6 Click Add. 7 Click Apply. 8 Scroll down to view the newly added application Propipe. Note: The App Type field has been populated by the software.

9 Click Close. The dialog closes. 10 Select File > Exit.

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The current Vision session is closed. 11 Open C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Bentley\Plant V8i\CFG\AT.INI in a text editor. 12 In the [GENERAL] group, add the new application ProPipe Documents to the APPLICATIONS keyword, followed by a semi-colon. 13 Scroll down to the bottom of the AT.INI configuration file. 14 Type the new application name within brackets, as it appears within the APPLICATIONS keyword [ProPipe Documents]. 15 Type the executable file to be used to launch the application CADAPP= C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2008\acad.exe. Note: This location may change depending on where you installed AutoCAD.

16 Type the keyword to be associated with the application REGAPP=AT_PROPIPE. 17 Select File > Save. 18 Select File > Exit. The AT.INI configuration file is closed. 

Exercise 2: Associate a Document 1 Select the Area tab. 2 Use the Find Tag function to locate tag 100-FE-100.

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3 Select Utilities > Associate Document(s)….

4 Select 1234. 5 Click Add Link….

6 Click OK. Note: The document has been associated with tag 1000-TT-003 as displayed

within the Associated Documents group box.



Exercise 3: Associate a Document Type with an Application 1 Select File > Viewer and File Type Setup. The Configure dialog displays. 2 Select the File Types tab.

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3 Type the extension of the file type WMF in the Extension field. 4 Click Add. 5 Click Apply.

6 Select the Viewers tab. 7 Select WMF from the Extension list. 8 Browse the Viewer field to find the executable file and path to be used to launch the current file type. 9 Click Add. 10 Click Apply.

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The new viewer is now visible in the list of Viewers.

11 Click Close.

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User Privileges and Settings Revision Controls 

Exercise 1: Set up Revision Controls 1 Select File > Revision Control Security. The Revision Control Security dialog displays. 2 Select AutoPLANT P&ID from the Applications list. 3 Select Check In-Out/Edit. 4 Click Edit.

5 Leave the Functions as is. 6 Clear Engineer in the Level window. 7 Clear Administration in the Level window. 8 Click OK. The changes are saved. 9 Click Close. Vision is returned. Note: With this setting, Engineers or Administrators of any discipline would

not be able to check in or check out or edit any AutoPLANT P&ID.

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Revision Marks 

Exercise 1: Create a Revision Mark Note: A document must be opened before revision marks can be made.

1 Launch Vision if not already open. 2 Select the Document Tab. 3 Expand the AutoPlant P&ID. 4 Highlight PID-01. 5 Right-click. 6 Select Edit.

The file opens. 7 Select Documents > Revision Marks.

8 Click in the Number window.

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9 Click Edit.

10 Type A in the Number field. 11 Type Revision A in the Title field. 12 Click Add.

13 Click Close. 14 Exit the PID file.

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Display Options The Display > Options command displays the Display Options dialog shown below, which allows you to customize both the Vision interface and selected Vision controls.

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Hide Keytags in Properties: enables you to toggle the display of the Internal Keytag property associated with an individual tag number. This property is displayed within the Properties tab.



Hide Check In and Out Status: enables you to toggle the display of the Status dialog when performing document check-in/check-out functions.



Display Document Menu on Right Mouse Click: enables you to control the display of the Documents menu commands via right-click. If this check box is set, all commands within the Documents menu will display within a pop-up menu. This pop-up menu also includes select main menu short-cuts available near the bottom of the pop-up menu. If this check box is cleared, select main menu shortcuts will display within a pop-up menu. The Display menu commands will also display within this pop-up menu embedded within the main menu short-cuts.



Minimize on Document Edit: If set, you can control the minimization of Vision upon editing a document.



Enable Property Editing: Setting this check box allows you to edit the properties of a selected tag number or document displayed within the Properties tab.



Maximum Nodes per Branch: enables you to adjust the number of records to display beneath each branch of the Vision tree. This setting applies to all tabs displayed in the Vision tree.

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Document Grouping: enables you to control how documents are grouped within the Vision interface.



Font: displays the Font dialog which enables you to control your default font, font style, and font size display. This font will apply to virtually all dialogs, the Document Tree, etc.

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Module Review Now that you have completed this module, let's measure what you have learned.

Questions 1 If you wanted to see the check-in status of a document, what would have to be done? 2 How would you keep an instrumentation CAD operator from deleting a tag on a P&ID? 3 Can you associate a component with a document?

Answers 1 To see the check-in status of a document you would have to open the Display Options and clear Hide Check In and Out Status. 2 To keep an instrumentation CAD operator from deleting a tag you would open Revision Control Security, select AutoPLANT P&ID in the Applications list, select Delete in the Action list, click Edit, clear Instrumentation, clear Cad, and click OK. MKM???? check this w/Gale, since I modified it so much. 3 Yes, once the component is selected, any document can be associated to it.

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Project Template Creation Module Overview In this lesson you will learn to create a project template that can be selected when creating a new project. This template will contain the customization changes that were completed during this course.

Module Prerequisites •

Completion of either the 2D or 3D Fundamentals courses



Working knowledge of databases



Working knowledge of Microsoft Access report writer

Module Objectives After completing this module, you will be able to: •

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Template Project

Template Project Customizations were made to the AP_Sample project throughout the course. You will now make the AP_Sample project a template to be used over and over again. 

Exercise 1: Create a Template Directory 4 Browse to C:\Program Files\Bentley\Plant V8i\Base\Options with Windows Explorer. 5 Create a new folder entitled ABC Corporate (any name can be used here).

6 Open the ABC Corporate folder. 7 Create two new folders, Project and Standards.

8 Browse to C:\AutoPLANT_Admin_Training\AP_Sample.

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9 Copy the Project.ini file. 10 Paste it into the ABC Corporate\Project directory. 11 Copy the Projdata directory. 12 Paste it into the ABC Corporate\Project directory.

13 Browse to C:\AutoPLANT_Admin_Training\AP_Sample\Standards. 14 Copy all of the directories and files from the AP_Sample\Standards directory to the ABC Corporate\Standards directory.

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Exercise 2: Create a New Configuration 1 Select Bentley > Plant V8i > Project Tools > Project Administrator from the Windows Start menu. 2 Expand the Standard Configurations node.

3 Right-click on Standard Configurations. 4 Select New. 5 Type ABC_Corporation in the Configuration Name field.

6 Click OK. 7 Using Windows Explorer, browse to C:\Program Files\Bentley\Plant V8i\Config.

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8 Open the Configs.ini file in Notepad.

Note: A new section for ABC_Corporation has been added.

9 Modify State=userdefined to State=protected.

10 Remove the line Parent=Imperial. 11 Browse to C:\AutoPLANT_Admin_Training\AP_Sample\Config.

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12 Copy all folders and files. 13 Paste the items into C:\Program Files\Bentley\Plant V8i\Config\ABC_Corporation. 14 Browse to C:\Program Files\Bentley\Plant V8i\Config\ABC_Corporation\isogen. 15 Modify the path in the isogen.fls file for each style directory:

Note: This allows the software to set the proper path to be assigned when it

builds the new project. 16 Select Bentley > Plant V8i > Project Tools > Project Administrator from the Windows Start menu. 17 Create a new access project. 18 Select the ABC Corporation template from the Select the Base Schematic Template list.

19 Click Next >. 20 Click Next >. 21 Name the project XYZ. 22 Click Finish.

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The XYZ project contains all of the customization created throughout this course.

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Module Review Now that you have completed this module, let's measure what you have learned.

Questions 1 Why did you change the path in the isogen.fls file?

Answers 1 The variable was added to the isogen.fls file so that during during creation of the project the file would inherit the correct project path.

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Appendix A AT.ini [EQUIP] DESCRIPTION=AutoPlant Equipment COMP_PREF_INI_FILE=COMPPref CP_BLOCK_TYPE=0 LOCALDIR=%LOCAL_ROOT%\equip MENU_SELECTABLE=1 PROGRAMDIR=%NETWORK_ROOT%\equip REGAPP=AT_EQP STARTUP_FILE=at_eqp.lsp STARTUP_FUNC=at_eqp_startup SYS_PREF_INI_FILE=SYSPref USER_PREF_INI_FILE=UserPref CADAPP=C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2008\acad.exe AcadCmdLine=/p "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Bentley\Plant V8i\AutoPLANT_PDW811ACAD_6001_409.arg" /b loadequip [HELP] GENERAL=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATPLANT.CHM

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COMMON-HELP=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATCOMM.CHM MODULE SETUP=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATMODULES.CHM BASE=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATBASE.CHM ISOMETRICS=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATISO.CHM APSYSTEMDOCTOR=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\atsysdoctor.CHM AUTO-ISO=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATAISO.CHM INSTR=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATINSTR.CHM DWGPROD=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATDPROD.CHM DRAFT_TLS=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATDRAFTTLS.CHM ANNO=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATANNO.CHM SELEC=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATSELEC.CHM Report Writer=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATRPT.CHM FLATTENER=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\atdwgflattener.chm 2D3D=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\AT2D3D.CHM ATDB=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATDB.CHM TOOLS=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\attools.chm PREFSELECT=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATPREFSELECTOR.CHM PRJEDT=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ProjAdmin.CHM PROJUPGRADE=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\atprojupgrade.CHM PROJCONV=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\atprojtypeconv.CHM PROJCOMM3=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATPROJCOMM3.CHM PROJEXPORT=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\atprojexport.chm

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PROJIMPORT=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\atprojimport.chm PROJOBJMNT=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATPROJOBJMAINT.CHM PROJOBJEXP=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATPROJOBJEXP.CHM PROJOBJECT=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATPROJOBJECT.CHM CABLETRAY=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATCBLTR.CHM CONDUIT=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATCOND.CHM DUCTILE=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATPDUC.CHM HIGHPURITY=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATPTRIC.CHM LINEDPIPE=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATPLINE.CHM HVAC=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATHVAC.CHM PLASTIC=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATPLA.CHM TUBING=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATPSWGL.CHM VICTAULIC=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATPVIC.CHM Refrigeration=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\atrefrig.chm SPECGEN=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\SPECGEN.CHM SPECUNITCONVERTER=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\specgenunitconverter.chm RELMGR=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATRELATIONSHIPMGR.CHM ProjConTool=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\approjectconnectivitytool.chm TRANSLATOR=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATXCHG.CHM PIPING=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATPIPE.CHM ELECTRICAL=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATRACEWAYS.CHM EQUIP=%NETWORK_ROOT%\HELP\ATEQP.CHM

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[Hookups] REGAPP=HKUPS AcadCmdLine= DESCRIPTION=Hookups [Vision] FloatingAssocDwgDisplay=1 LastReportSelected=Cable Schedule Electrical dialogLeft=3795 dialogTop=630 dialogWidth=11250 dialogHeight=14160 PaneWidth=11130 PaneHeight=12730 LeftPane=930 RightPane=5970 TopPane=8385 BottomPane=2130 TopTab=0 LastTreeTab=2 LastFindType=1 AreaDisplay=1 UnitDisplay=0

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DocDisplay=1 UserDisplay=0 AssocDoc1=2167.37 AssocDoc2=2167.37 AssocDoc3=2167.37 AssocDocsplitValue=0 AlwaysUseBentleyView=1 AlwaysUseVoloView=0 LastDocumentOpened= LastFolderOpened= ZoomToTop=0 ZoomToLeft=0 FloatingDwgDisplayTop=9480 FloatingDwgDisplayLeft=5572 FloatingDwgDisplayWidth=5000 FloatingDwgDisplayHeight=4000 AppDetails=0 MinimizeOnEdit=0 FloatingDwgDisplay=0 [TemplateGen] CADAPP=C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2008\acad.exe

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AcadCmdLine=/p "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Bentley\Plant V8i\PlantCmp128PID.B4D07ED6_F64A_4E1D_8972_58D047FEEB61ACAD_6001_ 409.arg" CADMODE=DWG STARTUP_FILE=ap.lsp PROGRAMDIR=%NETWORK_ROOT% STARTUP_FUNC=c:start DESCRIPTION=AutoPLANT Template Generator REGAPP=AT_TMPL MENU_SELECTABLE=1 HELP_FILE=%NETWORK_ROOT%\Help\TempGen.chm BASE_MENU=acad.mnu APP_MENU_POS=10 SHOWCFG=TRUE DefaultBlockSpacing=0 [DataManager] REGAPP=DMGR [Datasheets] REGAPP=DSHEET AcadCmdLine= DESCRIPTION=Data Sheets [ALIAS]

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NETWORK_ROOT=C:\Program Files\Bentley\Plant V8i CUSTOM_ROOT_ORIG=C:\Bentley Plant V8i Configurations\ CUSTOM_ROOT=C:\TEMP\ LOCAL_ROOT=C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Bentley\Plant V8i [GENERAL] AP=%NETWORK_ROOT% APWS=%LOCAL_ROOT% AT_BIN_DIR=%NETWORK_ROOT%\bin APP_RELOAD_FLAG=0 APPLICATIONS=DocManager;PIPING;ISOMETRICS;ELECTRICAL;EQUIP;2DPIPING;Fl attener;Vision;Navigator;DataManager;Instrumentation;P&ID;STRUCTURAL;NEW ;TEST;ORTP;COMP-DRAW;PROCAD; APTMP=C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Bentley\Plant V8i\Tmpdir\ APPROJDB=C:\Program Files\Bentley\Plant V8i\Base\ CADAPP=C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2008\acad.exe ProjectDetailsForLogin=0 LastUser=supervisor SavedUserPW=supervisor|~~1D0415151312061618134741434D5651 CurProject=0001 EXPERT=1 ShowModeSelectionGUI=0 [Report Writer]

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PROGRAMDIR=%NETWORK_ROOT%\reports LOCALDIR=%LOCAL_ROOT%\Reports DESCRIPTION=AutoPLANT Report Writer REPORT_INI_FILE=Reports REPORT_INI_DEFFILE=RptType REPORT_LISP_NAME=AT_Rpt REGAPP=at_rpt MENU_SELECTABLE=0 [HelpDocs] DocMgr=%NETWORK_ROOT%\Help\CustDocMgr.htm Navigator=%NETWORK_ROOT%\Help\CustNavigator.htm DataMgr=%NETWORK_ROOT%\Help\CustDataMgr.htm Vision=%NETWORK_ROOT%\Help\CustVision.htm SpecSht=%NETWORK_ROOT%\Help\CustSpecSht.htm ProjEd=%NETWORK_ROOT%\Help\CustTProjEd.htm ChgLogo=%NETWORK_ROOT%\Help\CustChgLogo.htm CvrtProj=%NETWORK_ROOT%\Help\CustCnvrtPrj.htm BatchPrint=%NETWORK_ROOT%\Help\CustBatchPrint.htm BlkDataSht=%NETWORK_ROOT%\Help\CustBlkDataSht.htm LayoutDsg=%NETWORK_ROOT%\Help\CustLayoutDsg.htm SplitMergeProj=%NETWORK_ROOT%\Help\CustSplitMergeProj.htm Hookup=%NETWORK_ROOT%\Help\CustHookup.htm

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InstWir=%NETWORK_ROOT%\Help\CustInstWir.htm DataSht=%NETWORK_ROOT%\Help\CustDatasht.htm PID=%NETWORK_ROOT%\Help\CustPID.htm [Navigator] dialogLeft=576 dialogTop=300 dialogWidth=10824 dialogHeight=8064 PaneWidth=10728 PaneHeight=6784 LeftPane=900 RightPane=5616 TopPane=3300 BottomPane=1284 TopTab=0 LastTreeTab=2 LastFindType=1 AreaDisplay=1 UnitDisplay=0 DocDisplay=1 UserDisplay=0 AssocDoc1=2167.37

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AssocDoc2=2167.37 AssocDoc3=2167.37 AssocDocsplitValue=0 FloatingAssocDwgDisplay=1 FloatingDwgDisplayTop=5700 FloatingDwgDisplayLeft=8676 FloatingDwgDisplayWidth=3516 FloatingDwgDisplayHeight=2964 MinimizeOnEdit=0 [MSDE] INSTANCE_LOGIN=sa|*1>[email protected]!: [Packager] DataTypes=%Local_Root%\Packager\Datatypes.xml Logfiles=%Local_Root%\Packager\LogFiles [Project Administrator] PROGRAMDIR=%NETWORK_ROOT%\Bin STARTUP_FILE=ProjectAdministrator.exe REGAPP=PA [GENERAL_2D] HELP_FILE=%NETWORK_ROOT%\Help\aplant2d.chm [DocViewer] FILETYPES=DWG;DGN;TXT;DOC;XLS;PDF;JPG;GIF;BMP;EBS;

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Default-Viewer=INTERNAL [I&W] AutoGenPDF=0 REGAPP=I&W AcadCmdLine= DESCRIPTION=Instrumentation & Wiring [P&ID] PROGRAMDIR=%NETWORK_ROOT% STARTUP_FILE=ap.lsp STARTUP_FUNC=c:start DESCRIPTION=AutoPLANT P&ID REGAPP=AT_PID MENU_SELECTABLE=1 HELP_FILE=%NETWORK_ROOT%\Help\at_pid.chm BASE_MENU=acad.mnu APP_MENU_POS=10 CONTEXTMENU=%LOCAL_ROOT%\P&ID\context.mnu CONVERSIONMENU=T SymbolManager=1 SymbolManDoubleClick=1 CADAPP=C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2008\acad.exe

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AT.ini

AcadCmdLine=/p "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Bentley\Plant V8i\AutoPLANT_PID811ACAD_6001_409.arg" MENUMODE=1 ValveSpecMode=1 ValveSpecSelectBefore=1 ValveSpecPath=C:\Bentley Training Project\Training\Specs VALVESPECCONF=specconf.ini VALVESPECCONFPATH= ValveTagVisible=1 [Electrics] PROGRAMDIR=%NETWORK_ROOT% STARTUP_FILE=ap.lsp STARTUP_FUNC=c:start DESCRIPTION=AutoPLANT Electrics REGAPP=AT_ELC BASE_MENU=acad.mnu APP_MENU_POS=10 CONTEXTMENU=%LOCAL_ROOT%\P&ID\context.mnu CADAPP=C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2008\acad.exe AcadCmdLine=/p "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Bentley\Plant V8i\AutoPLANT_PID811ACAD_6001_409.arg" [P&ID Assembly Manager] Mode=Default

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AT.ini

INSTRUMENTS=0:0 AT_INST_=0:0 EQUIPMENT=0:0 AT_EQDRM=0:0 AT_EQEXC=0:0 AT_EQPMP=0:0 AT_EQTNK=0:0 AT_CVALVE=0:0 PROCESS=0:0 AT_PROCESS=0:0 VALVES=0:0 AT_HVALVE=0:0 MISCELLANEOUS=0:0* AT_PID_NOZZLE=0:0 DocPrefix= DocSuffix= tv:LastNode=Training Level Gauge tvProj:LastNode=JUNKASSY1 AT_EQTWR=0:0 AT_INST_ORF=0:0 AT_INST_FLO=0:0 AT_PSV=0:0

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AT.ini

[AT_ASI_CONTEXT_MENUS] AT_TIEIN=AT_TIEIN AT_SPEC_ITEM=AT_SPEC_ITEM AT_PID_NOZZLE=AT_PID_NOZZLE [AssocDocFilters] Key1=Doc_name like "PID*" Key2=Doc_type = "DWG" Key3=Owner like "Supervisor" Key4=Doc_name like "PID*" or Doc_name like "A*" LastFilter=Doc_name like "PID*" [PIPING] COMP_PREF_INI_FILE=COMPPref DESCRIPTION=AutoPlant Piping LOCALDIR=%LOCAL_ROOT%\PIPING MENU_SELECTABLE=1 PROGRAMDIR=%NETWORK_ROOT%\PIPING REGAPP=AT_PIPE STARTUP_FILE=at_pipe.lsp STARTUP_FUNC=at_pipe_startup SYS_PREF_INI_FILE=SYSPref UNLOAD_FUNC=at_pipe_unload USER_PREF_INI_FILE=UserPref

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AT.ini

CADAPP=C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2008\acad.exe AcadCmdLine=/p "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Bentley\Plant V8i\AutoPLANT_PDW811ACAD_6001_409.arg" /b loadpiping [ISOMETRICS] COMP_PREF_INI_FILE=COMPPref DESCRIPTION=AutoPlant Isometrics LOCALDIR=%LOCAL_ROOT%\iso MENU_SELECTABLE=1 PROGRAMDIR=%NETWORK_ROOT%\iso REGAPP=AT_ISO STARTUP_FILE=at_iso.lsp STARTUP_FUNC=at_iso_startup SYS_PREF_INI_FILE=SYSPref UNLOAD_FUNC=at_iso_unload USER_PREF_INI_FILE=UserPref CADAPP=C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2008\acad.exe AcadCmdLine=/p "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Bentley\Plant V8i\AutoPLANT_PDWISO811ACAD_6001_409.arg" /b loadiso [AUTO-ISO] COMP_PREF_INI_FILE=COMPPref DESCRIPTION=Auto-Iso LOCALDIR=%LOCAL_ROOT%\iso MENU_SELECTABLE=1

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AT.ini

PROGRAMDIR=%NETWORK_ROOT%\iso REGAPP=at_aiso STARTUP_FILE=at_aiso.lsp STARTUP_FUNC=at_aiso_startup SYS_PREF_INI_FILE=SYSPref UNLOAD_FUNC=at_aiso_unload USER_PREF_INI_FILE=UserPref [CE] PROGRAMDIR=%NETWORK_ROOT%\Bin SCRIPTEDITOR=C:\Program Files\Bentley\Plant V8i\BIN\ebs_edit.exe SCRIPTEDITORPARMS=%s STARTUP_FILE=APClassEditor.exe [MODELREVIEW] PROGRAMDIR=%NETWORK_ROOT%\Support STARTUP_FILE=bmodrev.lsp STARTUP_FUNC=bmodrev_startup DESCRIPTION=Bentley Model Review [TRANSLATOR] DESCRIPTION=Translator LOCALDIR=%LOCAL_ROOT%\XCHG MENU_SELECTABLE=1 PROGRAMDIR=%NETWORK_ROOT%\XCHG

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AT.ini

REGAPP=at_xchg STARTUP_FILE=at_xchg.lsp STARTUP_FUNC=at_xchg_startup SYS_PREF_INI_FILE=SYSPref UNLOAD_FUNC=at_xchg_unload USER_PREF_INI_FILE=userPref [ELECTRICAL] DESCRIPTION=Raceways LOCALDIR=%LOCAL_ROOT%\elect MENU_SELECTABLE=1 PROGRAMDIR=%NETWORK_ROOT%\elect REGAPP=AT_ELECT STARTUP_FILE=at_elect.lsp STARTUP_FUNC=at_elect_startup UNLOAD_FUNC=at_elect_unload CADAPP=C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2008\acad.exe AcadCmdLine=/p "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Bentley\Plant V8i\AutoPLANT_PDW811ACAD_6001_409.arg" /b loadraceways [2DPIPING] CADAPP=C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2008\acad.exe AcadCmdLine=/p "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Bentley\Plant V8i\AutoPLANT_PDW811ACAD_6001_409.arg" /b loadpiping

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AT.ini

[Document Manager] dialogLeft=-60 dialogTop=-60 dialogWidth=21720 dialogHeight=13170 PaneWidth=21600 PaneHeight=11740 LeftPane=2415 RightPane=14955 TopPane=7605 BottomPane=1920 TopTab=0 LastTreeTab=2 LastFindType=2 AreaDisplay=1 UnitDisplay=0 DocDisplay=1 UserDisplay=0 AssocDoc1=2167.37 AssocDoc2=2167.37 AssocDoc3=2167.37 AssocDocsplitValue=0

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AT.ini

LastDocumentOpened= LastFolderOpened= MinimizeOnEdit=0 FloatingDwgDisplay=0 FloatingAssocDwgDisplay=0 [TOOLS] REGAPP=AT_TOOLS AcadCmdLine= DESCRIPTION=Knowledge Manager [PDF] REGAPP=PDF AcadCmdLine= DESCRIPTION=Generated PDF Report [APIPE] REGAPP=APIPE AcadCmdLine= DESCRIPTION=AutoPIPE [JSM] REGAPP=JSM AcadCmdLine= DESCRIPTION=JSpace Model Files [PSPID]

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AT.ini

REGAPP=PSPID AcadCmdLine= DESCRIPTION=PlantSpace P&ID [PSPIPE] REGAPP=PSPIPE AcadCmdLine= DESCRIPTION=PlantSpace Pipe [PSEQP] REGAPP=PSEQP AcadCmdLine= DESCRIPTION=PlantSpace Equipment [UNKNOWN] REGAPP=AT_UNKNOWN AcadCmdLine= DESCRIPTION=AT_UNKNOWN [COMP-DRAW] REGAPP=COMP-DRAW AcadCmdLine=/p "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Bentley\Plant V8i\AutoPLANT_PDW811ACAD_6001_409.arg" /b loadequip loadpiping DESCRIPTION=Composite Drawing [ToolTipDisplay] Delimiter=-

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AT.ini

EQUIP=TAG_NO,EDESC PROCESS=TAG_NO Brackets=[] [NEW] REGAPP=AT_NEW AcadCmdLine=/p "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Bentley\Plant V8i\AutoPLANT_PDW811ACAD_6001_409.arg" /b loadpiping DESCRIPTION=Junk [TEST] REGAPP=AT_TEST AcadCmdLine=/p "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Bentley\Plant V8i\AutoPLANT_PDW811ACAD_6001_409.arg" /b loadpiping DESCRIPTION=junk1 [ProjectDB] MSGBOXDEBUG=0 [DOCUMENTSELECTION] ALL_COLUMNS=DOC_ID;TAG_TYPE;TAG_CODE;DOC_NAME;DOC_DESC;DOC_FN AME;ALT_NAME;LOCATION;AREA;SHEET_NO;OF_SHEET;APPROVEDBY;DOC_TYP E;TEMPLATE;REGAPP;DWG_STAT;REGEN_FLAG;LASTUPDATE;AUTOTAG_ON;JOIN KEYTAG;JOINPARAM;OWNER;ARCHIVENUMBER;USERDEFINED1;USERDEFINED2; USERDEFINED3;USERDEFINED4;USERDEFINED5;TITLE1;TITLE2;TITLE3;LOCKED;NO TES;FOLDER;PREV_TAG;PROJ_STAT;CREATE_TM;LAST_MOD;TAGINSERT;REV;CO MP_ID;DCM_ID;PWV_ID;DOC_IDCODE;SKETCH; SELECTED_COLUMNS=DOC_ID;DOC_NAME;LOCATION [HKUPS] REGAPP=HKUPS

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AT.ini

AcadCmdLine= DESCRIPTION=Hookups [ORTP] REGAPP=AT_ORTP AcadCmdLine=/p "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Bentley\Plant V8i\AutoPLANT_PDW811ACAD_6001_409.arg" /b loadpiping DESCRIPTION=Ortho Drawings [TagBrowse] Key1='PID*' Key2='PID-1' Key3='*1*' LastFilter='PID*' [PIDANNO-AT_PIPERUN] ANNO0=(STRCAT PSZ_NOM "-" PSPEC_NOM "-" POPT "-" POPP ) ANNO1= ANNO2= ANNO3= ANNO4= [P&IDEquipNoz] AT_EQPMP=1 [UPDATE] AP_UPDATE_LAST=rebis

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[PROCAD] REGAPP=PROCAD CADAPP=C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2008\acad.exe AcadCmdLine=/p "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Bentley\Plant V8i\AutoPLANT_PDW811ACAD_6001_409.arg" DESCRIPTION=ProCAD [DSHEET] REGAPP=DSHEET AcadCmdLine= DESCRIPTION=Data Sheets [ProjectAdministrator] DS_IMPORT_RANGE=A1:AZ300 [DOCKSETTINGSR17] APPrefSelectAN17.ComponentPreferences=1

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SQL Project.ini

SQL Project.ini [GENERAL] APPLICATIONS=DOCMANAGER;PIPING;ISOMETRICS;ELECTRICAL;EQUIP;2DPIPING ;FLATTENER;VISION;NAVIGATOR;DATAMANAGER;HOOKUPS;I&W;INSTRUMENTA TION;DATASHEETS;TEMPLATEGEN;P&ID;STRUCTURAL; DeleteTagNumbers=Yes TagNumPrefix=000 ProjectName=Intel_project ProjectNumber= ProjectDescript=Intel_project ClientName= ClientNumber= ClientLoc= ContractorName= ContractorNumber= ContractorLoc= Remove tags on document deletion=Yes ProjectID=0001 ProjectGUID={2113AD14-F31D-4407-8BFF-FF2F50AEA143} SharedSchema=0 SharedStandards=0

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Standards=j:\Common_Directories\Standards\ Reports=Reports\ APCUSTDIR=j:\Common_Directories\APCUSTDIR\ EleDrawings=EleDrawings\ EleSymbols=Standards\Electrical\Symbols\ InsDrawings=InsDrawings\ InsSymbols=Standards\Instrumentation\Symbols\ CardSymbols=Standards\Instrumentation\Symbols\ TermSymbols=Standards\Instrumentation\Symbols\TermDWG\ ELECT_DWG=ELECT_DWG\ DataSheets=DataSheets\ Specifications=Specifications\ Hookups=Hookups\ P&ID_Assemblies=Standards\P&ID\Assemblies\ PID_DWG=PID_DWG\ PIPE_DWG=PIPE_DWG\ ISO_DWG=ISO_DWG\ EQP_DWG=EQP_DWG\ STRUCT_DWG=STRUCT_DWG\

[PROVIDERS] Projdata=SQLOLEDB.1

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Schema=SQLOLEDB.1

[DATA SOURCES] Projdata =DRIVER={SQL Server};SERVER=%s;UID=%s;PWD=%s;DATABASE=%s Schema =DRIVER={SQL Server};SERVER=%s;UID=%s;PWD=%s;DATABASE=%s ModelDB =Dsn=MS Access for AutoPLANT;DBQ=%s SpecDB =Dsn=MS Access for AutoPLANT;DBQ=%s Report =Dsn=MS Access for AutoPLANT;DBQ=%s

[DATABASES] Projdata=Integrated Security=SSPI;Persist Security Info=False;Initial Catalog=Intel_project;Data Source=. ;For SQL Server ;Projdata =DATABASE=%s;DRIVER={SQL Server};UID=;PWD=;SERVER=%s Schema=Integrated Security=SSPI;Persist Security Info=False;Initial Catalog=Intel_project;Data Source=.

[Modeller] WorkDBExtension EscalateDelay

=0

MaxConnections

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= MDB

= 50

CleanState

= 10

WorkDir

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CompactDir

= DbCompact

CompactExt

= MDX

[Templates] CABFLL_M=22.50 CABFLL_I=0.9 CABFLW_M=5.00 CABFLW_I=0.20 Standard=METRIC USEDIALOG=FALSE

CoreLinetype = SOLID CableLineweight_Imperial = 0.125 CableLineweight_Metric = 0.125 JumperLinetype = SOLID JumperLineweight_Imperial = 0.125 JumperLineweight_Metric = 0.125 JumperLineSpacing_X_Imperial = 0.041 JumperLineSpacing_Y_Imperial = 0.041 JumperLineSpacing_X_Metric = 0.041 JumperLineSpacing_Y_Metric = 0.041 JumperLineSpacingxl_X = 5

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SQL Project.ini

JumperLineSpacingxl_Y = 5 ShowJumpers=1 dwgtemplatedirection= NORMAL ShowJumperLabels=FALSE CableOffset_Termcon_Imperial = 0.25 CableOffset_Termcon_Metric = 0.25 CableOffset_LoopCon_Imperial = 0.25 CableOffset_LoopCon_Metric = 0.25 coreOffset_Termcon_Imperial= 0.75 coreOffset_Termcon_Metric = 0.75 coreOffset_LoopCon_Imperial = 0.75 coreOffset_LoopCon_Metric = 0.75 MakeSingleInstrBlock =FALSE ForceAlign=TRUE TraverseOppositeSide=TRUE HeaderGap = 2 HideDuplicateCableHeaders=TRUE

[DCW_Settings] CoreLinetype = SOLID CableLineweight = 1 JumperLinetype = SOLID

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JumperLineweight = 1 JumperLineSpacing_X = 90 JumperLineSpacing_Y = 90 ShowJumpers=1 ShowJumperLabels=FALSE cableoffset = 400 coreoffset=800 MakeSingleInstrBlock =FALSE TraverseOppositeSide=TRUE HideDuplicateCableHeaders=TRUE

[IWUISETTINGS] CARDEDITDEFFIELDS =IOLIST_ID,TERMSET,IO_TYPE,CHNL,ADDRESS,TAG_NO,DESCRIPT cardeditcurrfields =IOLIST_ID,TERMSET,IO_TYPE,CHNL,ADDRESS,TAG_NO,DESCRIPT,REV JSETTINGS=LL1=1;LL2=-1;LL3=-1;LL4=-1;LL5=-1;LL6=1;RL1=1;RL2=1;RL3=1;RL4=1;RL5=1;RL6=-1 DefaultTermSymbol ="Tstrip1.dwg" [DATASHEETS] RevisionControl=1 TagFilterList=TRUS200-E-*;**;*;_________________________; DocFilterList=XD900E01.XLS;*.XLS;*.XLS;*.*;_________________________;

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Oracle Project.ini

Oracle Project.ini [GENERAL] APPLICATIONS=DOCMANAGER;PIPING;ISOMETRICS;ELECTRICAL;EQUIP;2DPIPING ;FLATTENER;VISION;NAVIGATOR;DATAMANAGER;HOOKUPS;I&W;INSTRUMENTA TION;DATASHEETS;TEMPLATEGEN;P&ID;STRUCTURAL; DeleteTagNumbers=Yes TagNumPrefix=000 ProjectName=APPROJ22 ProjectNumber=12345 ProjectDescript=APPROJ22 ClientName= ClientNumber= ClientLoc= ContractorName= ContractorNumber= ContractorLoc= Remove tags on document deletion=Yes ProjectID=0001 ProjectGUID={210D3428-70CC-40BB-AEDF-82E8CBDDEB69} SharedSchema=0 SharedStandards=0 IsProjectVersion893=1 IWUSELASTIDONLY=0

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[PATHS] Standards=Standards\ Reports=Reports\ EleDrawings=Electrical\Drawings\ EleSymbols=Standards\Electrical\Symbols\ InsDrawings=Instrumentation\Drawings\ InsSymbols=Standards\Instrumentation\Symbols\ CardSymbols=Standards\Instrumentation\Symbols\ TermSymbols=Standards\Instrumentation\Symbols\TermDWG\ ELECT_DWG=Raceways\Drawings\ DataSheets=DataSheets\ Specifications=DataSheets\Specifications\ Hookups=Hookups\ P&ID_Assemblies=Standards\P&ID\Assemblies\ PID_DWG=P&ID\Drawings\ PIPE_DWG=Piping\Drawings\ ISO_DWG=Iso\Drawings\ EQP_DWG=Equip\Drawings\ STRUCT_DWG=Struct\Drawings\

[PROVIDERS]

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Oracle Project.ini

Projdata=OraOLEDB.Oracle.1 Schema=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0

[DATA SOURCES] Projdata =DRIVER={Oracle ODBC Driver};DBQ=%s;UID=%s;PWD=%s Schema =DSN=MS Access for AutoPLANT;DBQ=%s ModelDB =Dsn=MS Access for AutoPLANT;DBQ=%s SpecDB =Dsn=MS Access for AutoPLANT;DBQ=%s Report =Dsn=MS Access for AutoPLANT;DBQ=%s

[DATABASES] Projdata=Password=bentley;Persist Security Info=True;User ID=approj22;Data Source=appw ;For SQL Server ;Projdata =DATABASE=%s;DRIVER={SQL Server};UID=;PWD=;SERVER=%s Schema=%ProjPath%\PROJDATA\SCHEMA.MDB

[Modeller] WorkDBExtension EscalateDelay MaxConnections CleanState

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= MDB =0 = 50

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WorkDir

= DbWork

CompactDir

= DbCompact

CompactExt

= MDX

[Templates] CABFLL_M=22.50 CABFLL_I=0.9 CABFLW_M=5.00 CABFLW_I=0.20 Standard=METRIC USEDIALOG=FALSE

CoreLinetype = SOLID CableLineweight_Imperial = 0.125 CableLineweight_Metric = 0.125 JumperLinetype = SOLID JumperLineweight_Imperial = 0.125 JumperLineweight_Metric = 0.125 JumperLineSpacing_X_Imperial = 0.041 JumperLineSpacing_Y_Imperial = 0.041 JumperLineSpacing_X_Metric = 0.041 JumperLineSpacing_Y_Metric = 0.041

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Oracle Project.ini

JumperLineSpacingxl_X = 5 JumperLineSpacingxl_Y = 5 ShowJumpers=1 dwgtemplatedirection= NORMAL ShowJumperLabels=FALSE CableOffset_Termcon_Imperial = 0.10 CableOffset_Termcon_Metric = 0.10 CableOffset_LoopCon_Imperial = 0.10 CableOffset_LoopCon_Metric = 0.10 coreOffset_Termcon_Imperial= 0.85 coreOffset_Termcon_Metric = 0.85 coreOffset_LoopCon_Imperial = 0.85 coreOffset_LoopCon_Metric = 0.85 MakeSingleInstrBlock =FALSE ForceAlign=TRUE TraverseOppositeSide=TRUE HeaderGap = 2 HideDuplicateCableHeaders=FALSE BlocksPlacementOrderFromTop=TRUE COMPOSITEDRAWINGTAGTYPES=AT_MUX_TSTRIP COMPOSITEDRAWINGSYMBOLTOKENNAME=INSPOINT

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[DCW_Settings] CoreLinetype = SOLID CableLineweight = 1 JumperLinetype = SOLID JumperLineweight = 1 JumperLineSpacing_X = 90 JumperLineSpacing_Y = 90 ShowJumpers=1 ShowJumperLabels=FALSE cableoffset = 0.05 coreoffset=0.9 MakeSingleInstrBlock =FALSE TraverseOppositeSide=TRUE HideDuplicateCableHeaders=FALSE ShowFerrule=FALSE BlocksPlacementOrderFromTop=TRUE

[IWUISETTINGS] CARDEDITDEFFIELDS =IOLIST_ID,TERMSET,IO_TYPE,CHNL,ADDRESS,TAG_NO,DESCRIPT cardeditcurrfields =IOLIST_ID,TERMSET,IO_TYPE,CHNL,ADDRESS,TAG_NO,DESCRIPT,REV

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Oracle Project.ini

JSETTINGS=LL1=1;LL2=-1;LL3=-1;LL4=-1;LL5=-1;LL6=1;RL1=1;RL2=1;RL3=1;RL4=1;RL5=1;RL6=-1 DefaultTermSymbol ="Tstrip1.dwg" MAXFFInstrLimit=255 ALL_SORTCOL=0 ALL_SORTORDERDESC=FALSE TSTRIP_SORTCOL=0 TSTRIP_SORTORDERDESC=FALSE DOC_REG_SORTCOL=0 DOC_REG_SORTORDERDESC=FALSE LLabel=1 RLabel=1 CARDSORTFIELD=CHNL CARD_SORTCOL=0 CARD_SORTORDERDESC=FALSE CABLE_SORTCOL=0 CABLE_SORTORDERDESC=FALSE AllocateLoopNumberExpression= INSTR_SORTCOL=0 INSTR_SORTORDERDESC=FALSE CARDPORTEDITDEFFIELDS=PORT_ID,TERMSET,IO_TYPE,PORT_NO,IP_ADDRESS,C OMMENTS,REV,NODE,NETWORK

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cardporteditcurrfields=PORT_ID,TERMSET,IO_TYPE,PORT_NO,IP_ADDRESS,COM MENTS,REV,NODE,NETWORK CARDPORTSORTFIELD=PORT_NO LOOP_SORTCOL=0 LOOP_SORTORDERDESC=FALSE [SplitMerge] Triggers=True [Vision] ArchiveSwitch=0 [DATASHEETS] RevisionControl=1

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Access Project.ini

Access Project.ini [GENERAL] APPLICATIONS=DOCMANAGER;PIPING;ISOMETRICS;ELECTRICAL;EQUIP;2DPIPING ;FLATTENER;VISION;NAVIGATOR;DATAMANAGER;HOOKUPS;I&W;INSTRUMENTA TION;DATASHEETS;TEMPLATEGEN;P&ID;STRUCTURAL; DeleteTagNumbers=Yes TagNumPrefix=000 ProjectName=Training ProjectNumber=159 ProjectDescript=Imperial Training Project ClientName=Bentley ClientNumber=1 ClientLoc=Exton, PA ContractorName= ContractorNumber= ContractorLoc= Remove tags on document deletion=Yes ProjectID=0001 ProjectGUID={680DEE8C-B74F-4D87-A05A-C722C923C094} SharedSchema=0 SharedStandards=0

[PATHS]

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Standards=Standards\ Reports=Reports\ EleDrawings=Electrical\Drawings\ EleSymbols=Standards\Electrical\Symbols\ InsDrawings=Instrumentation\Drawings\ InsSymbols=Standards\Instrumentation\Symbols\ CardSymbols=Standards\Instrumentation\Symbols\ TermSymbols=Standards\Instrumentation\Symbols\TermDWG\ ELECT_DWG=Raceways\Drawings\ DataSheets=DataSheets\ Specifications=DataSheets\Specifications\ Hookups=Hookups\ P&ID_Assemblies=Standards\P&ID\Assemblies\ PID_DWG=P&ID\Drawings\ PIPE_DWG=Piping\Drawings\ ISO_DWG=Iso\Drawings\ EQP_DWG=Equip\Drawings\ STRUCT_DWG=Struct\Drawings\ ALIAS0=%LOCAL_ROOT%\Reports\ REFPATH1=C:\Bentley Training Project\Training\Supplemental\ DSHEET_0=Datasheets\Instr\

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Access Project.ini

[PROVIDERS] Projdata=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0 Schema=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0

[DATA SOURCES] Projdata =DSN=MS Access for AutoPLANT;DBQ=%s Schema =DSN=MS Access for AutoPLANT;DBQ=%s ModelDB =Dsn=MS Access for AutoPLANT;DBQ=%s SpecDB =Dsn=MS Access for AutoPLANT;DBQ=%s Report =Dsn=MS Access for AutoPLANT;DBQ=%s

[DATABASES] Projdata=%ProjPath%\PROJDATA\PROJDATA.MDB ;For SQL Server ;Projdata =DATABASE=%s;DRIVER={SQL Server};UID=;PWD=;SERVER=%s Schema=%ProjPath%\PROJDATA\SCHEMA.MDB

[Modeller] WorkDBExtension EscalateDelay MaxConnections CleanState

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= MDB =0 = 50

= 10

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WorkDir

= DbWork

CompactDir

= DbCompact

CompactExt

= MDX

[Templates] CABFLL_M=22.50 CABFLL_I=0.9 CABFLW_M=5.00 CABFLW_I=0.20 Standard=METRIC USEDIALOG=FALSE

CoreLinetype = SOLID CableLineweight_Imperial = 0.125 CableLineweight_Metric = 0.125 JumperLinetype = SOLID JumperLineweight_Imperial = 0.125 JumperLineweight_Metric = 0.125 JumperLineSpacing_X_Imperial = 0.041 JumperLineSpacing_Y_Imperial = 0.041 JumperLineSpacing_X_Metric = 0.041 JumperLineSpacing_Y_Metric = 0.041

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Access Project.ini

JumperLineSpacingxl_X = 5 JumperLineSpacingxl_Y = 5 ShowJumpers=1 dwgtemplatedirection= NORMAL ShowJumperLabels=FALSE CableOffset_Termcon_Imperial = 0.25 CableOffset_Termcon_Metric = 0.25 CableOffset_LoopCon_Imperial = 0.25 CableOffset_LoopCon_Metric = 0.25 coreOffset_Termcon_Imperial= 0.75 coreOffset_Termcon_Metric = 0.75 coreOffset_LoopCon_Imperial = 0.75 coreOffset_LoopCon_Metric = 0.75 MakeSingleInstrBlock =FALSE ForceAlign=TRUE TraverseOppositeSide=TRUE HeaderGap = 2 HideDuplicateCableHeaders=FALSE

[DCW_Settings] CoreLinetype = SOLID CableLineweight = 1

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JumperLinetype = SOLID JumperLineweight = 1 JumperLineSpacing_X = 90 JumperLineSpacing_Y = 90 ShowJumpers=1 ShowJumperLabels=FALSE cableoffset = 400 coreoffset=800 MakeSingleInstrBlock =FALSE TraverseOppositeSide=TRUE HideDuplicateCableHeaders=FALSE

[IWUISETTINGS] CARDEDITDEFFIELDS =IOLIST_ID,TERMSET,IO_TYPE,CHNL,ADDRESS,TAG_NO,DESCRIPT cardeditcurrfields =IOLIST_ID,TERMSET,IO_TYPE,CHNL,ADDRESS,TAG_NO,DESCRIPT,REV JSETTINGS=LL1=1;LL2=-1;LL3=-1;LL4=-1;LL5=-1;LL6=1;RL1=1;RL2=1;RL3=1;RL4=1;RL5=1;RL6=-1 DefaultTermSymbol ="Tstrip1.dwg" MAXFFInstrLimit=255

[Vision]

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Access Project.ini

ArchiveSwitch=0 [DATASHEETS] RevisionControl=1 TagFilterList=P-*;*P*;*;_________________________; DocFilterList=;P*.XLS;*.XLS;*.*;_________________________;

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Course Summary Course Summary You have now completed an extensive course on the Bentley 2D and 3D software. You should now be able to determine what type of project database will fit your needs, how to customize the tables and view of that project, and how to use the tools provided to manipulate your project. Now you will be able to:

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Setup a new project.



Configure a project.



Manage a project.



Package a project.



Create custom views and reports.



Import existing Datasheets.



Add new applications to a project.

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Course Review Now that you have completed this course, let’s measure what you have learned.

Questions 2 In what order must the software be installed? 3 List a few things that should be considered before starting a project. 4 What is the difference between the project's local and network directories? 5 The Central Project Mode was designed for which database type? 6 Which project mode does Bentley recommend using? 7 Name the three types of 2D to 3D mappings available and give a description of each. 8 True or False: The RebisPropertyDialog.vbp file contains the property dialog. 9 Which application would be used to add a user to the current project? 10 In the Project.ini files, which section shows the database type being utilized for the project? 11 What is the name of the document which shows the relationships of the database tables? 12 Why are instruments and equipment tags stored in separate locations? 13 Which database table holds the view definitions and in which database does this table reside? 14 Why would you package a working project? 15 Why would you split a project? 16 Which tool would you use if you needed to compare the 2D documents and 3D documents of a project? 17 Which application is used to update a Bentley report? 18 Can you use your existing company datasheets in a Bentley project? 19 How does the software determine what information has been modified on a datasheet? 20 Can you associate an external document to a component?

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21 Can you modify the software so that it will open file types that are not standard within the Bentley file structure?

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Answers 1 The software must be installed in the following order: AutoPLANT P&ID, Bentley Process and Instrumentation and Bentley Plant Design. 2 Three things which should be considered before starting a project are: personnel training, CAD standards, and customization needs. You should also consider which software, type of installation, and type of project database you will need. 3 Local directories are located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Bentley\Plant V8i and contain machine-specific files. The Network directories contain the executables needed to run the software and must be accessible by each workstation. 4 The Central Project Mode was designed for the Access database type but is available for MSDE, SQL and Oracle. 5 Bentley strongly recommends using the Central Project Mode. 6 The three types of mapping available are: Class mapping, Tag Type mapping and Field mappings. Class mapping uses the XXCLASSMAP tables for 3D items and the settings.dbf for 2D items. Tag Type mapping uses the ValueMap2D3D table and the settings.dbf to compare tag types within the two applications. The Field mapping compares the data stored in the Fieldmap2d3d table. 7 False: The file containing the property dialog definitions is called the RebisComponentDialogs.vbp. 8 The Project Administrator project tool would be used to add a user to the current project. 9 The [Providers] section of the Project.ini file will list the database type being utilized. 10 The ER Diagram is the document which graphically shows the relationships between the database tables. 11 The instruments utilize the INSTR table with a self-contained keytag to store tag numbers, while the equipment tags are stored in the TAG_REG table and linked by the keytag to the EQUIP table. 12 The RebisView table contains the view definitions. It is found in the Schema database. 13 You would package a working project if you needed to move its location from one server to another, or if you needed to send the project to a third party.

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14 You would split a project if you want a third party to work on a section of the project, but not the entire project. Utilizing this tool would allow you to send the third party the affected documents. They could be updated and additional documents added and brought back into the parent project. All of the modified or new tags will be added to the project database. 15 To compare 2D and 3D documents you would use the 2D to 3D Consistency Checker. 16 Bentley reports can be updated with the Access report writer. 17 Yes, you can use your existing company datasheets in a Bentley project by mapping the cells of the datasheet and then importing it into the project. 18 When a datasheet is closed, the Resolve Differences dialog will open showing the changes between the datasheet and the database. At that time, you can select which data is correct and save. 19 Yes, using the Vision application you can associate any document to a component. 20 Yes, you can add external file types to your project structure.

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