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Intergraph Smart P&ID Drawing Manager Help (2019)

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Intergraph Smart P&ID
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Help
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2019 (9.0)
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2019 (9.0)
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2019 (10.0)
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This dialog box opens when you click Compare on the Version History dialog box, displaying two versions of the same drawing and indicating the differences between them.

You cannot do anything else in Drawing Manager while this dialog box is open.

Toolbar Commands

The toolbar commands apply to the Drawing views.

For icons that display a drop down-arrow, you can apply the command to either the right or left view.

Compare Options — Opens the Compare Options dialog box, which allows you to customize the colors that the various comparison states are displayed in. That color coding is then displayed in the status bar as a static reminder.

Print — Prints the Drawing view or views.

Generate Report — Opens Microsoft Excel and creates a report of the information contained in this comparison session. This report lists the same information that is displayed in the Change groups and Change details lists (change groups, item types, claim statuses, and so forth).

Find in List — Zooms to the Change details list entry that corresponds to an item you select in either Drawing view. In general, if you select a drawing item that exists in the list, then the list display automatically zooms to that entry.

Find in Drawings — Manipulates the Drawing views so that the selected element is listed in the Change details and the Change groups list is centered in the appropriate Drawing view. You must first select an item in either the Change groups or Change details area.

Zoom Area — Enlarges the selected area in one or both Drawing views by allowing you to draw a fence around the area.

Zoom In — Enlarges the selected area where you click.

Zoom Out — Reduces the display of the selected area where you click.

Fit — Fits all the drawing elements into the visible viewing area of the active drawing.  Selecting part of the drawing and clicking Fit fits the selected area into the visible viewing area of the active drawing.

Pan — Allows you to move the display in any direction from a specific point in one or both Drawing views in order to see other areas of the view by dragging the pointer across the display.

Select — Changes the pointer to an arrow allowing you to select an item.

Help — Opens the Online Help.

Drawing Views

The left and right drawing views display the two versions of your drawing being compared. The display above the drawing view shows the drawing name and the version. The select list in the display allows you to choose the drawing layers to be compared and can be selected individually for each version. Possible select list values are Primary, Typical, or Both.

If you compare two versions from different projects, the version that belongs to the other project appears in the left Drawing view and the version that belongs to your active Drawing Manager project appears in the right Drawing view. If you compare two versions from your active project, then the latest version appears in the right Drawing view.

At the top of each Drawing view, the Plant or project, the name of the drawing, and the version is displayed explicitly. You can move the bars between the different views according to your needs. If you double-click on the divider between the left and right Drawing views, then the software automatically adjusts the two views to be the same-size.

Properties Window

Displays two columns of properties for an item selected in a Drawing view or in the Change details list. The left-hand and right-hand columns correspond to the left and right Drawing views. If a deleted item is selected (the item exists in left view, but not the right view), the properties for that item are listed in the left-hand column and the right-hand column is empty. If a modified item is selected, values from both versions show in their respective columns in the Properties window. If a new item is selected, that is, the item exists in right view, but not the left view, the properties for that item are listed in the right-hand column and the left-hand column is empty.

Properties Commands

Allows you to customize the properties that are displayed in the Properties window.

Alphabetic — Lists properties in alphabetical order. This button acts as a toggle and is available when properties are displayed categorically.

Categorized — Displays properties grouped by specific categories. Categories are defined and properties are assigned to those categories in Data Dictionary Manager. This button acts as a toggle and is available when properties are displayed alphabetically.

Show Modified — Toggles the display of only those properties of the selected drawing item that are different in the versions. This button applies only to modified items that exist in both versions; for added and deleted items, all properties are listed.

Change groups

Lists the changed items in groups.  A listed item contains all the items this change effects. You can sort the list be clicking the column headings.

Check box column — Displays colors in the drawings as defined using Compare Options. If not selected, the Default items color displays.

Number — Displays an arbitrary number that is assigned to a logical change group when this dialog box is opened. The number has no intrinsic meaning and may apply to a different group the next time you open this dialog box.

Identifier — Lists item tags for the principal member of the change group, if an item tag is assigned to that object. For instance, if a change group centers around data differences for a vessel and its nozzles, then the item tag for the vessel is displayed in this column.

Category — Displays the category of the change, listed in order of highest to lowest priority. Options include:

  • Data — Indicates that a property value has changed (for example, a property value for a vessel).

  • Graphic — Indicates that a change has been made to an item in the drawing (for example, a vessel has been moved).

Claimed — Displays an overview of the claim status of the individual items in the group. Possible values are All, Some, or None.

Valid Claim — Indicates that the claimed item is a valid claim.

Change details

Lists all the individual items that belong to the group that you select from the Change groups list. You can sort this list by clicking on any of the column headings.

Result — Displays one of three possible values: Left-Only, Right-Only, and Different. Left-Only denotes an item that exists in the left-hand version only, implying that the item is deleted from the right-hand version. Right-Only denotes an item that exists in the right-hand version only, implying that the item was added to the right-hand version. Different denotes a difference between the properties or graphical elements of an item that exists in both versions.

Item Type — Describes the item type, such as Equipment or Instrument.

Specific Item Type — Displays the specific type of item, such as 3-Way Ball Valve, Piping, or Flange Orifice.

Item Tag — Displays the item tag of the individual item in question if a tag has been assigned to the item.

Category — Displays the highest priority category of change that applies. Possible categories are:

  • Data — Indicates that a property value has changed (for example, a property value for a vessel).

  • Graphic — indicates that a change has been made to an item in the drawing (for example, a vessel has been moved).

Claimed — Displays the claim status of the object:

  • — Valid claim

  • — Invalid claim

  • Not claimed.

Stockpile or — Denotes whether the selected item is stored in the stockpile.

View — Displays the status of the selected item in relation to its placement in the primary or typical view, and between the selected versions.  The following statuses are displayed:

  • Added to Primary

  • Added to Typical

  • Moved to Typical

  • Moved to Primary

  • Removed from Typical

  • No Change in Typical

  • Removed from Primary

  • No Change in Primary

Status bar — Displays the currently defined colors for illustrating comparison status. You can change the color scheme by clicking the Compare Options button on the toolbar and defining options on the Compare Options dialog box.