Displays the Update Drawings dialog box. When you select this command, the selected drawings are analyzed based on the out-of-date criteria and the results display on the Update Drawings dialog box.
Update does not update any symbol whose definition has been changed into a break component. This situation occurs when you have a catalog item that has been placed in a drawing and then you change its definition to be a break component. The SmartPlant P&ID Replace command does not allow a non-breaking component to be replaced with a break component. The Update command relies on the SmartPlant P&ID Replace command to replace symbols that are out-of-date.
If an item type property has Write P&ID or Write Both permissions in Data Dictionary Manager and a symbol belonging to the item type is changed in Catalog Manager, running the Update command on a drawing in Drawing Manager will NOT overwrite values assigned to this property with any defaults that may have been pre-defined in Catalog Manager. If the property permissions are Write Catalog in Data Dictionary Manager, Update will restore any default property values defined in Catalog Manager.
Intergraph recommends that you backup your work or create a version of your work prior to using this command.
Total drawings selected — Displays the number of drawings selected.
Report — Generates a Microsoft Excel report describing the details of out-of-date drawing(s).
Out-of-date drawings — Displays the number of drawings that are out-of-date based on the criteria selected using the Out-of-Date Drawing Criteria dialog box.
Resolve — Displays the Resolve Missing Symbols dialog box. Use this button to resolve any missing symbols.
Drawings with missing symbols — Displays the number of out-of-date drawings containing symbols that do not exist in the catalog.
If the path to your Rules file is set incorrectly in SmartPlant P&ID Options Manager, then the Update Drawings command will not work. For example, if the path is invalid, then all drawings in the project are in an out-of-date state but the software cannot update them. This error also occurs if the Catalog Explorer Root Path specified in SmartPlant P&ID Options Manager is invalid. An error message displays and the report displays Drawings with a ? in the criteria column have missing or incorrect reference data.