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Smart P&ID Version
9 (2019)
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10 (2019)

The Gapping options allow you to establish priorities and define symbols for displaying line intersections in drawings. In a drawing, when lines, hoses, capillaries, or other line routes intersect, you place gaps in the line with lower priority, while lines with higher priority remain unbroken.

You can define a priority list to handle such intersections. The placement of the connector type in the Gapping list indicates its gapping priority. For example, when you place two lines that appear to intersect in the drawing but do not intersect in the plant model, the design software automatically gaps the line that appears lower in the list. By default, piping lines gap signal lines, and primary lines gap secondary lines; however, an undefined gapping style receives the highest priority by default.

The gapping style dictates whether the software displays a jumper or a gap when two lines intersect in a drawing. When you define gapping options, you choose from the following gapping styles:

  • Plain Gap: PPM All Outputs Graphic

  • Jumper: PPM All Outputs Graphic

  • Gap with Break Marks: PPM All Outputs Graphic

Options set for gapping in Smart P&ID Options Manager apply only to automatically gapped lines. You can turn the automatic gapping of lines on and off with gapping commands in the design software.