Lab 1 - Project Setup & Options File - PDS - Help

Plant Design System (PDS) Stress Analysis Interface (PD_Stress)

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  1. In the project location create the following directories:

    e:\pbs_train\stress

    e:\pbs_train\stress\input

    e:\pbs_train\stress\output

  2. Copy the delivered files to the project location using drag and drop:

    c:\win32app\ingr\pdstress\dat\*.* -> e:\pbs_train\stress\input

  3. Rename the options file:

    defaults.dat -> stress.dat

  4. Modify CL570 in the Standard Note Library to match the values in the Code Parameters Data Table section in the stress.dat file. Do not forget to post the unapproved data to the approved database.

  5. Modify the Intergraph Options Block section in the stress.dat file to reflect the following node number convention:

    First Node = 5
    Increment by = 5
    End Nodes Start = 6005
    Intermediate Node Start = 7005

    You can change other option switches at your own discretion.

  6. Add your third party stress software in the Vendor Name section in the stress.dat file.

  7. Modify the External Files section in the stress.dat file to reflect the project location.

  8. Modify the Service Loading Table in the stress.dat file by removing the search criteria lines and to reflect the following for the default condition:

    DW + Normal Design Operation Conditions
    HOT + Alternate Design Operating Conditions
    COLD + Normal Design Operation Conditions
    WIND + Normal Design Operation Conditions

  9. Modify the Fitting Nomenclature Table in the stress.dat file by removing the search criteria commodity codes.

  10. Modify the Hanger Type Table in the stress.dat file to match the values in CL380 in the Standard Note Library.

  11. When done modifying the stress.dat file, save it.