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Intergraph Smart Instrumentation Tutorial

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Engineering and Schematics
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Intergraph Smart Instrumentation
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Training
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2018 (12.0)

This section describes how to generate loop drawings using an external CAD engine such as SmartSketch, AutoCAD, or MicroStation.

The CAD session is based on SmartSketch. The procedures for AutoCAD and MicroStation are very similar.

Conventional loop drawings are generated from drawing blocks on which Smart Instrumentation data is superimposed. The great advantage of this method is that from a small number of blocks, different combinations of instrument, wiring, and control panel arrangements can be obtained, and many hundreds, or thousands, of loop drawings, each with unique data, may be generated from a single pattern. Before starting the module, make sure that the following files are located in the path <Smart Instrumentation home folder>\CAD\Blocks.

Block

SmartSketch File

AutoCAD File

MicroStation File

Logo

logo_dem.sym

logo_dem.dwg

logoig.cel

Border

bord_def.sym

bord_def.dwg

border.cel

Orifice Plate

fe_orif.sym

fe_orif.dwg

fe_ori.cel

Control Valve

cv.sym

cv.dwg

cv.cel

Analog Input

ai.sym

ai.dwg

ai.cel

Analog Output

ao.sym

ao.dwg

ao.cel

The purpose of this tutorial is not to instruct you how to define blocks or cells but rather to demonstrate how to generate loop drawings using a CAD application. At this stage, we have provided the necessary blocks to use in this Tutorial.