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This section is also part of the Project Administrator Reference Guide but is included since these options are essential to material takeoff reporting. The sections that follow this one, Bolt Length Roundoff, Length Calculation including flange calculations, Bolt Commodity Code, Search, and Commodity Codes are directly related to options included on this form.

This option activates the following form which specifies the source of commodity information, units for bolt length and diameter, and specifies item names used to reference a commodity item in the Graphic Commodity Library. Refer to the Reference Data Manager Reference Guide for information on the stud table, bolt length calculations, and the bolt commodity code table.

See Also

Bolt Length Roundoff
Almost Precise and Precise Length Calculation / Bolt Reporting
Bolt Commodity Codes
Alternate Gasket Search

Operating Sequence

  1. Specify the bolt information.

    • Bolt Length Roundoff — Select the option for the means to determine bolt length.

      • Preferred Bolt Length Table — The system uses the preferred bolt length table.

      • Bolt Roundoff Factor — The system rounds the calculated bolt length to the nearest value specified by the roundoff factor.

      • No Roundoff — The exact length is used.

    • Length Calculation — Select the method to be used in calculating bolt length. The bolt length is read from the stud table. The table value can be determined using the rating and table suffix (Almost Precise) or using termination type, rating, and table suffix (Precise). This also affects bolt lengths for lap joint flanges.

    • Bolt Commodity Code — Select the method to be used in determining the commodity code for bolts for use in material take-off: Piping Job Specification or Bolt Commodity Code Table.

    • Bolt Diameter Units — Select the system of units for bolt diameter.

    • Bolt Length Units — Select the system of units for bolt length.

  2. Gasket Search

    Select this field to toggle the setting between Default or Alternate.

  3. Field Fit Length

    Select this field to toggle the setting between Off or On. If this field is On, the system displays a field to input the Field Fit Length Table name.

  4. Commodity Code

    Select this field to toggle the setting between Size Independent or Size Dependent.

    For a detailed description and graphical examples of how these options work, see Size Dependent and Independent Reporting.

    When the Size Dependent option is enabled, the system provides two additional options.

    • Source of Implied Data — This option specifies the source of the commodity code for reporting implied data from the Piping Commodity Implied Material Data Table.

      The default option (System Commodity Code) tells the system to use the commodity code defined in the Piping Commodity Specification Data Table (pdtable_202 attribute 18).

      The Size-Dependent Commodity Code option tells the system to use the commodity code defined in the Piping Commodity Size-Dependent Material Data Table (pdtable_211 attribute 7).

    • Source of Material Description — This option specifies the source of the commodity code for reporting a component's material description.

      The default option (System Commodity Code) tells the system to use the commodity code defined in the Piping Commodity Specification Data Table (pdtable_202 attribute 18).

      The Size-Dependent Commodity Code option tells the system to use the commodity code defined in the Piping Commodity Size-Dependent Material Data Table (pdtable_211 attribute 7).

  5. Key in the commodity item names to be used for reporting implied materials.

    • Gasket Commodity Name

    • Bolt Commodity Name

    • Nut Commodity Name

      These fields indicate the default item names to be used in reporting implied materials unless a specific override is set for the component being reported.

  6. Key in the bolt length values. The display of these fields is dependent on the setting for Bolt Roundoff Option.

    • Bolt Length Table — This table defines the low and high range for calculated bolt lengths and corresponding preferred or purchased lengths of the bolt. This field is only used if Preferred Bolt Length Table is the active Bolt Roundoff Option.

    • Bolt Length Roundoff Factor — This field defines the value for the bolt roundoff factor in subunits. This value is only used if Bolt Roundoff Factor is the active Bolt Roundoff Option.

  7. Select Confirm () to accept any changes to the Material Takeoff options.