Automated Clamp Selection at Spec Break Rule - Intergraph Smart 3D - Reference Data - Hexagon PPM

Intergraph Smart 3D Piping Reference Data

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The Automated Clamp Selection at Spec Break Rule (the AutoClmpSelectionatSpecBrkRule sheet in the Automated Selection of Parts at Spec Break Rules workbook) defines an optional rule that enables the spec writer to define the preferred clamp to be used at spec breaks when the default clamp for the two applicable piping materials classes is different.

If you define any records using this rule, the software only uses this spec break rule to check for the connection parts at the spec break condition. You must define all the possible combinations or records that can be encountered in the model for the spec break condition. If at least one entry is defined in the rule, then the software does not check for the connection parts in the selection filters as it would in the default behavior.

If you are using this rule, and any combination or record is missing at the spec break, the software generates a To Do List item and writes the following error in the Error log file:

Spec break Rule record does not exist for the data

For example, you define the automated clamp selection rule for two-inch NPD but do not define automated clamp selection for four-inch NPD. When you place a four-inch spec break clamped joint, the reference data returns an error even when the four-inch data is defined in the clamp selection filters of both specs.

The preferred clamp is selected from the piping specification on the basis of the following data:

Piping Materials Class, End A (Conditionally Required)

Type the unique name of the piping materials class for one end of the mechanical joint.

Revision Number, End A (Conditionally Required)

Type the revision number of the piping materials class, as assigned by the spec writer, for one end of the mechanical joint. The combination of the piping materials class and the revision number uniquely identifies the data for this rule.

This property is under the control of the spec writer. It is not modified or validated by the system.

Piping Materials Class, End B (Conditionally Required)

Type the unique name of the piping materials class for one end of the mechanical joint.

Revision Number, End B (Conditionally Required)

Type the revision number of the piping materials class, as assigned by the spec writer, for one end of the mechanical joint. The combination of the piping materials class and the revision number will uniquely identify the data for this rule.

This property is under the control of the spec writer. It is not modified or validated by the system.

End Preparation, End A (Conditionally Required)

Select the select value (codelist) value for the end preparation, such as Victaulic® Grooved Flexible End, for one end of the mechanical joint.

Termination Subclass, End A (Conditionally Required)

Select the select value (codelist) value for the termination subclass, such as Mechanical Joint with Clamp, for one end of the mechanical joint.

Termination Class, End A (Conditionally Required)

Select the select value (codelist) value for the termination class, such as Mechanical, for one end of the mechanical joint.

End Preparation, End B (Conditionally Required)

Select the select value (codelist) value for the end preparation, such as Victaulic® Grooved Flexible End, for the other end of the mechanical joint.

Termination Subclass, End B (Conditionally Required)

Select the select value (codelist) value for the termination subclass, such as Mechanical Joint with Clamp, for the other end of the mechanical joint.

Termination Class, End B (Conditionally Required)

Select the select value (codelist) value for the termination class, such as Mechanical, for the other end of the mechanical joint.

End Standard, End A (Conditionally Required)

Select the select value (codelist) value for the end standard, or source of the catalog data, applicable to one end of the bolted joint.

End Practice, End A (Conditionally Required)

Select the select value (codelist) value for the end practice, such as U.S. Practice, DIN, and so on, for one end of the bolted joint.

End Standard, End B (Conditionally Required)

Select the select value (codelist) value for the end standard, or source of the catalog data, applicable to the other end of the bolted joint.

End Practice, End B (Conditionally Required)

Select the select value (codelist) value for the end practice, such as U.S. Practice, DIN, and so on, for the other end of the bolted joint.

Materials Grade, End A (Conditionally Required)

Select the select value (codelist) value for the material code, specification, grade-temper, and class for one end of the mechanical joint.

Materials Category, End A (Conditionally Required)

Select the select value (codelist) value for the classification for the materials grade.

Materials Practice, End A (Conditionally Required)

Select the select value (codelist) value for the industry practice, such as U.S. Practice, DIN, and so on, for the materials grade.

Materials Grade, End B (Conditionally Required)

Select the select value (codelist) value for the material code, specification, grade-temper, and class for one end of the mechanical joint.

Materials Category, End B (Conditionally Required)

Select the select value (codelist) value for the classification for the materials grade.

Materials Practice, End B (Conditionally Required)

Select the select value (codelist) value for the industry practice, such as U.S. Practice, DIN, and so on, for the materials grade.

Nominal Piping Diameter, From (Conditionally Required)

Enter the value that represents the lower bound of the nominal piping diameter for which the clamp selection data applies.

The range query for the nominal piping diameter is based on the value from the 3D model being greater than or equal to the lower bound because the ranges for this rule are considered to be mutually exclusive. In other words, this range will be based on discrete values. The upper bound of one range will not have the same value as the lower bound of the subsequent range.

Nominal Piping Diameter, To (Conditionally Required)

Enter the value that represents the upper bound of the nominal piping diameter for which the clamp selection data applies.

The range query for the nominal piping diameter is based on the value from the 3D model being greater than or equal to the lower bound because the ranges for this rule are considered to be mutually exclusive. In other words, this range will be based on discrete values. The upper bound of one range will not have the same value as the lower bound of the subsequent range.

Nominal Piping Diameter Units (Conditionally Required)

Select the select value (codelist) value for the unit of measure for the nominal piping diameter range.

If the Nominal Piping Diameter Equivalence rule exists in this Piping Specification, the data for this rule is determined on the basis of the value for the nominal piping diameter in the primary system of units, which is represented by the active size defined by the piping designer in the 3D model. Otherwise, the data for this rule is determined on the basis of the nominal piping diameter in the secondary system of units as defined by the Nominal Piping Diameter Equivalence rule. Consequently, it is not necessary for the spec writer to define the data for the rule in both nominal piping diameter systems of units. Nor will it be necessary for the piping designer to define the active size in the system of units used by the spec writer.

The unit of measure types for Nominal Piping Diameter is permanently restricted to inches and millimeters.

Clamp Data Determined by the Piping Specification

Based on the values defined above, this clamp information should be used:

Contractor Commodity Code Source (Conditionally Required)

Type the engineering contractor’s commodity code, if different from the client’s commodity code. This is the commodity code that is intended to be used during the design phase.

The commodity code can include special characters such as a decimal. It may appear to be a numeric value such as. 25.210, or include one or more blanks, such as DCCAA HHH GHU GE, where fields in the commodity code are undefined.

Piping Materials Class, Source (Conditionally Required)

Type the unique name of the piping materials class from which the clamp at the spec break is to be selected.

Revision Number, Source (Conditionally Required)

Type the revision number of the piping materials class, as assigned by the spec writer. The combination of the piping materials class and the revision number will uniquely identify the data for this rule.

This property is under the control of the spec writer. It is not modified or validated by the system.

Clamp Option (Conditionally Required)

Enumerated value that represents an optional clamp selection that has been enabled by the spec writer. A default clamp option represents the clamp that should be used when the piping designer has not explicitly selected one. Typical clamp options are listed in the AllCodeLists.xls workbook on the ClampOption sheet in the Codelist Number column.