Isometric Drawing Area - PDS - Reference

Plant Design System (PDS) ISOGEN

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-201

E

Denotes East at east coordinates.

-202

N

Denotes North at north coordinates.

-203

W

Denotes West at west coordinates.

-204

S

Denotes South at south coordinates.

-205

EL +

Denotes a positive Elevation at elevation coordinates.

-206

EL -

Denotes a negative Elevation at elevation coordinates.

-207

? NS

Denotes the pipe nominal size. By setting the AText to blank, the nominal size message is suppressed. Using a ? symbol determines the format used for outputting the nominal size message.

-208

CONN. TO

Denotes CONNected TO, where a pipeline/branch end is connected to a nozzle.

-209

CONT. ON

Denotes CONTinued ON at the point, where a pipeline/branch end is continued onto another pipeline. Used in conjunction with END-CONNECTION type record. Is also used with AText -255 to create a CONT. ON DRG 2 type message when a pipeline is split into multiple drawings. (Isometric drawing area and Material List overflow).

-210

F

Denotes flange--the letter used with the material list cross-reference pointer for flanges.

-211

G

Denotes gaskets--the letter used with the material list cross-reference pointer for gaskets.

-212

B

Denotes bolts--the letter used with the material list cross-reference pointer for bolts.

-213

SPINDLE

Indicates the direction of an operating spindle on a valve when it is not pointing in a primary direction.

-214

MM

Denotes millimetres. Used with arrowed dimensions on angle and multi-way valves to indicate leg length.

-215

REDUCING FLANGE

Denotes a reducing flange. The indicator points to the location of the reducing flange.

-216

OFFSET

Indicates a dimensional offset, such as eccentric reducer, offset reducing flange, all forms of offset blocks.

You can use a ? symbol to determine format used for outputting the offset messages. By setting this AText to blank, the offset message is suppressed.

-217

MITRE

Denotes mitered bends. (It is used in conjunction with AText -231 BEND).

-218

LOBSTER

Indicates lobster back bends. (It is used in conjunction with AText -231'BEND).

-219

REINFORCED

Plots an identification message that points to a reinforced tee or cross when the symbol key is TERF or CRRF and no reinforcement pad component is called for.

-220

LEFT LOOSE

Plots a distinguishing message that points to a flange where the LOOSE indicator is set.

-221

FFW

Plots a distinguishing message that points to a field fit weld.

-222

FALL

Denotes a FALLing line. Used in conjunction with the Fall symbol. You can use a ? symbol to determine the format used for outputting the falling line messages. By setting this AText to blank, the falling line message is now suppressed, but the fall indication symbol is still ,shown.

-223

(Normally blank)

Produces a software-generated degree (°) symbol, which is output at all angle indicators requiring a degree symbol (bends, falls, and so on).

-224

:

This symbol is used for falling lines specified with a ratio, such as 1:10.

-225

(Normally blank)

Produces a system-generated percent (%)symbol used on falling pipelines specified with a percentage indication

-226

GRAD

Indicates a falling line specified in gradients.

-227

PER M

Indicates a falling line specified as an incline in Metric units, such as millimetres per metre.

-228

PER FT

Indicates a falling line that is specified as an incline in Imperial units, such as inches per foot.

-229

SCREWED END

Plots an indicator that points to a pipe end that has been set to screwed in the pipeline input data file.

-230

VENT

Plots an indicator that points to a vent position at any open ended pipe. It is used in conjunction with an END-POSITION-VENT type record.

-231

BEND

Identifies miter and lobster back type bends. Used in conjunction with AText -217 and AText -218.

-232

SPEC

Plots an identification message points to any place in the pipe where the piping specification changes. The name of the new specification is automatically indicated.

-233

C

Identifies a connector as part of a material list cross-reference, such as C13 in a box.

-234

(Normally blank)

Prefixes liners and nut material part numbers that are output on the isometric drawing. Clamps use AText -233 to prefix their part number.

-235

(default)

Plots a user-defined start point message on the isometric drawing. Use the special characters listed below to output other items of information as part of the message:

  • $ - Split message over several lines.

  • ? - Output the system/pipeline reference (IDF record -25 or -6)

  • ?? - Output the spool reference (IDF record -7 or -28)

  • #nnn - Output the pipeline attribute. Where nnn is set to 0 to 99, outputs ATTRIBUTES0 to ATTRIBUTES99 (IDF records -600 to -699). Where nnn is set to 100 to 199, outputs ATTRIBUTES100 to ATTRIBUTE199 (IDF records -900 to -990)

-236

S

Identifies a support as part of a material list cross-reference, such as S22 in a box.

-237

"

Denotes the inch sign indicator is used in Imperial dimensions coordinates and nominal size outputs.

-238

'

Denotes the feet sign indicator used in imperial dimensions and coordinates.

-239

DRAIN

Plots a message that points to a drain position any open-ended pipe. It is used in conjunction with an END-POSITION-DRAIN type record

-240

(Normally blank)

This AText is blank by default but can be used to produce a message at any open-ended pipe. It is used in conjunction with an END-POSITION-OPEN type record.

-241

(Normally blank)

This AText is blank by default but can be used to produce a message at any closed- ended pipe. It is used in conjunction with an END-POSITION-CLOSED type record.

-242

(Normally blank)

This AText is blank by default but can be used to produce a message at any miscellaneous pipe end. It is used in conjunction with an END-POSITION-NULL type record.

-243

(Normally blank)

This AText has no default text, but if you set it to a word, such as FLAT, then that text acts as a trigger to output the flat direction of eccentric reducers that have their flat side pointing in a primary direction. (Is used in conjunction with ATexts -244 to -249 inclusive).

The following six ATexts (-244, -245, -246, -247, -248, and -249) are used to output directions in conjunction with other ATexts on items that carry a direction setting on the component record in the pipeline input data file.

-244

UP

Appends a primary direction as part of a composite message. Used in conjunction with ATexts -243, -278, -280, -281 and -282.

-245

DOWN

Appends a primary direction as part of a composite message. Used in conjunction with ATexts -243, -278, -280, -281 and -282.

-246

NORTH

Appends a primary direction as part of a composite message. Used in conjunction with ATexts -243, -278, -280, -281 and -282.

-247

SOUTH

Appends a primary direction as part of a composite message. Used in conjunction with ATexts -243, -278, -280, -281 and -282.

-248

EAST

Appends a primary direction as part of a composite message. Used in conjunction with ATexts -243, -278, -280, -281 and -282.

-249

WEST

Appends a primary direction as part of a composite message. Used in conjunction with ATexts -243, -278, -280, -281 and -282.

-275

SWEPT TEE

Plots a message that points to a tee whose symbol key starts with the characters TS.

-276

CONT. FROM

Denotes CONTinued FROM. This message is plotted when a pipeline is split onto two or more drawings, such as CONT. FROM DRG 1. (The text DRG comes from AText -255. For more information about this AText, see Title Block/Drawing Frame.

-277

ORIFICE FLANGE

Outputs text that points to orifice flanges.

-278

DIAL FACE

Outputs text that points to instruments dials whose symbol key starts with the characters ID and is followed by a relevant direction letter. See the following Notes for more information.

-279

L

Denotes lap joint stub end the letter used with the material list cross-reference pointer for LJSE's.

-280

TAPPING

Outputs text that points to orifice plates and is followed by a relevant direction letter. See the following Notes for more information.

-281

TAIL

Outputs text that points to spectacle blinds and slip plates and is followed a by relevant direction letter. See the following Notes for more information.

-282

WINDOW

Outputs text that points to a site glass and is followed by a relevant direction letter. See the following Notes for more information.

-283

FLAT

Identifies non-primary flat directions on eccentric reducers. The contents of this AText is output in front of the contents of a DIRECTION record containing the flat skew direction

  • AText Numbers -243, -278, -280, -281 and -282 are only output if a primary direction is set in the component record in the pipeline input data file.

  • The appropriate direction (as defined by ATexts -244 to -249) is appended to the specific fitting text to make a composite message--such as DIAL FACE WEST. Alternatively, the content of any DIRECTION (Compound Directions) record can be appended.

-284

TEE BEND

Plots text at bends that have an off-line leg.

-285

RATING FLANGE

Provides an extra message at a flange that has a different pressure rating to standard. This is achieved by giving the mating gasket a symbol key of the required rating (such as. 300#) in the Intermediate Data File (IDF). The facility is only used on fixed length piping.

-286

(Normally blank)

This AText is blank by default but if set it will output the text as a message on screwed erection (construction) fittings.

-287

ORIENTATION DIRECTION

Identifies the direction of skewed branches in cases where skew box indication has been suppressed. A software-generated direction will be appended to this text to form a complete message.

-288

PIPE

Denotes the position(s) of a change in the pipeline reference on system isometrics

-298

TEE ELBOW

Identifies a tee elbow fitting.

-337

D BEND RADIUS

Outputs the text D bend radius on individual pulled bends where the bend radius is expressed in terms of a number of pipe diameters. The bend radius value is extracted from a BEND-RADIUS type record in the pipeline input data file and used as a prefix to this AText.

-338

BEND RADIUS

Outputs the text bend radius on individual pulled bends where the bend radius is expressed in terms of the dimensional units in use. The bend radius value is extracted from a BEND-RADIUS type record in the pipeline input data file and used as a prefix to this AText.

-346

GEARBOX ORIENTATION

Is used in conjunction with directional information taken from a GEARBOX type record in the pipeline input data file and which is appended to this AText.

-349

PP

Indicates personal protection type insulation on insulation Indication symbols having the symbol key 'NPP.

-350

REDUCING ELBOW

Indicates a reducing elbow on fittings having the symbol key ER**.

-356

U

Identifies special type pulled bends. Is used both on the isometric area and on the material list.

-357

B

Identifies special type erection welds. Is used both on the isometric area and on the material list.

-358

W

Identifies special type fabrication welds. Is used both on the isometric area and on the material list.

-362

END$ONE

Identifies a specific end on a spool isometric.Used in special circumstances. It also appears in the cut pipe list section for use as a column heading on the cut pipe list.

-388

TANGENTIAL CONNECTION

Identifies tangential / offset connections. In cases where the tapping point method is used, the existing TAPPING CONNECTION (AText No. -451) message will not be output.

-389

OFFSET CONNECTION

Identifies tangential / offset connections. In cases where the tapping point method is used, the existing TAPPING CONNECTION (AText No. -451) message is not output.

-390

FROM ? ORIGIN

Identifies tangential / offset connections. In cases where the tapping point method is used, the existing TAPPING CONNECTION (AText No. -451) message is not output.

-391

(Normally Blank)

Identifies tangential / offset connections. In cases where the tapping point method is used, the existing TAPPING CONNECTION (AText No. -451) message is not output.

-392

MULTIPLE

Indicates that multiple components attributes are present for a particular material entry.

-394

TOT

Distinguishes an accumulated pipe sub-total from an individual pipe entry.

-395

?

Outputs a modified heat tracing component part number. Default is ?.

-396

? INC ANGLE

Default is blank. If OS 67 set to 1 and this AText set ? character is substituted by angle value and combined with INC ANGLE text to indicate that angles displayed for elbows and bends on isometric are included (not deflected) angles.

-399

N or U

Labels the viewpoint direction arrow. N denotes north and U denotes up. The default label for combined, fabrication, erection and normal spool isometrics is N, while U is the default label for flat spool isometrics. If set to Blank, the viewpoint direction arrow is suppressed.

-425

SEAL WELD

Indicates the weld type for seal welds on the isometric drawing.

-433

(Normally blank)

Plots a message that points to a user-positioned set on connections.

-434

STUB IN

Plots a message that points to a user-positioned set in connections.

-243

(Normally blank)

This AText has no default text but if it is set to a word (such as FLAT) by the user then that text acts as a trigger to output the flat direction of eccentric reducers that have their flat side pointing in a primary direction. (Is used in conjunction with ATexts -244 to -249 inclusive).

-437

(Normally blank)

Allows metric dimensions to have their dimensional units output on the isometric drawing.

-439

(EOP)

Shows edge of pipe dimensions.

-440

NOZZLE?

Indicates the nozzle names attached to items of equipment.

-441

EQUIPMENT$LOCATION

Indicates equipment location.

-451

TAPPING CONNECTION

Is output along with coordinate values at the tapping point on a user-defined fitting. Requires Option Switch 122 to be set to 1 for tapping coordinates output on the isometric drawing.

-452

UNACCEPTABLE SPLIT

Indicates that an unacceptable drawing split point has been found in tube. When used, the message is output in the top left-hand corner of each affected drawing.

-454

CONNECTION ORIENTATION

Indicates undeveloped set-on tees and olets, which have no branch leg and are indicated in dotted form on the pipeline, where the intended branch connection is in a skewed direction. A system-generated direction word is appended to this text to form a composite message.

-455

(Normally blank)

Indicates the elevation coordinate of the flange connection face. Used at flange positions in vertical pipe legs. The special characters ? and $ can be combined with this AText to allow you to control the final form of the output text. ? is used to cause the insertion of elevation value, and $ forces a new line of text. For example, a setting of ?$FLANGE FACE produces EL +22613 FLANGE FACE. In this situation, the EL characters are obtained by the software also using AText -205 automatically.

-456

SEE DETAIL ?

Provides a cross-reference message for detail sketches. This AText appears on the drawing part of the isometric. The sketch identifying number or letter is edited in by the software at the ? position.

-457

MITRE ?

Identifies miter welds. The software edits in the miter angle into the text string at the ? position which can be positioned anywhere in the string.

-458

(Normally Blank)

Indicates the nominal size for metric bore units. For example, if set to mm the output is 32mm NS; if set to Blank, then 32NS is output.

-459

?THK

Shows thickness of a penetration plate on the drawing.

-469

REFERENCE POINT

Identifies a reference dimension Item coordinates.

-470

SUPPORT LOCATION

Identifies pipe support coordinates.

-477

CUT OUT ?

Shows the location of where material should be removed.

-479

PORT REF

Displays a reference message at each port on the isometric drawing. If set to Blank, the message is suppressed.

-480

PORT CO-ORDS

Displays coordinate information at each port on the isometric drawing. If set to Blank, the display of coordinate data output is suppressed.


  • The following nine ATexts are all used for the identification of external reference items when using the reference dimension facility. Any associated text elements will be automatically pre-fixed or appended, as appropriate, to the specified AText element.

  • The $ character causes a new line to be plotted, and a ? character is where the software edits in the element name (from any -37, 70, 71 or 72 type record) to derive the full text string.

-460

BEAM$?

Identifies horizontal steel-work element (SKEY HST*).

-461

COLUMN$?

Identifies vertical steel-work element (SKEY VST*).

-462

?$BUILDING CL

Identifies centreline of building (SKEY BLD*).

-463

CL EQUIPMENT$?

Identifies centreline of equipment (SKEY EQU*).

-464

CL PIPELINE$?

Identifies centreline of pipeline (SKEY PIP*).

-465

?$FLOOR LEVEL

Identifies specified floor level (SKEY FLR*).

-466

?$WALL

Identifies specified wall position (SKEY WAL*).

-467

GRID LINE$?

Identifies project grid line (SKEY GRD*).

-468

?

Used for miscellaneous user-defined elements (SKEY XXX*). The default ? character causes any identification name associated with the miscellaneous reference to be used when no other AText setting is made.

-471

LOCATION-POINT?

Indicates a location point position on the plotted isometric. If more than one is included on any single isometric, a simple ID number is generated and output in the position indicated by the ?.

-475

(Normally blank)

Indicates the position of any location points that are included in an incoming pipeline data file. Used in the SmartPlant Spoolgen Probing module. Value must be defined.

-476

(Normally blank)

Trigger the indication of drawing identifiers. Used in SmartPlant Spoolgen.

-498

(Normally blank)

Points to a site weld. Value must be defined.

-499

SHOP TEST WELD

Points to either a site weld or a field fit weld that requires a shop test weld to be performed at the same location. (That is welds with the key WSST or WFST).

-501

(Normally blank)

Points to an offshore weld if user-defined.

-502

SUPPORT

Indicates the orientation of a pipe support. Content of associated DIRECTION record (containing compound directions for skewed support) is appended to AText.

-512

TACK WELD

Plots a distinguishing message that points to a user-positioned tack weld.

-533

FI

Identifies field Items on an erection type isometric whenever a new style operations box is requested ( Option Switch 53 Position 2 set to 2).

-534

RL

Identifies a random length on an erection type isometric whenever a new style operations box is requested ( Option Switch. 53 Position 2 set to 2).

-535

SU

Identifies a pipe support on an erection type isometric whenever a new style operations box is requested ( Option Switch. 53 Position 2 set to 2).

-536

VL

Identifies a valve on an erection type isometric whenever a new style operations box is requested ( Option Switch 53 Position 2 set to 2).

-539

.

Used as a delimiter between the material list cross-reference identifier and the suffix that is added as a unique component identifier in the new style of Identifier ( 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 as opposed to 3).

-541

_N

Used as delimiter/identifier in general note names.

-542

_S

Used as delimiter/identifier in general note names.

-543

(Normally blank)

Indicates the position of any special note names that are included in an incoming pipeline data file. Used in SmartPlant Spoolgen Probing module.

-544

(Normally blank)

Indicates the position of any additional materials that are included in an incoming pipeline data file. Used in SmartPlant Spoolgen probing module.

-545

/

Used as a separator between part numbers when outputting dual numbers for associated additional material identification on the plotted isometric.

-546

I

(Default) Used as the first character of the drawing output file extension (used in conjunction with Option Switch 71 Pos. 7).

-547

_

(Default) Underline character.

-548

HOR ?

Distinguishes horizontal skew angles from vertical skew angles on isometric drawings. The software calculates this value as the rotation about the global Z axis. This is the clockwise angle measured from the Y axis (north).

-549

? VER

Distinguishes vertical skew angles from horizontal skew angles on isometric drawings. The software calculates this value as the rotation in the global Z plane. This angle is positive when it is above the X-Y plane and negative when it is below the X-Y plane.

-550

(Normally Blank)

Outputs a nominal size message on reducing tees, such as TEE RED.

-551

(Normally Blank)

Outputs a nominal size message on equal tees, such as TEE EQU.

-552

(Normally Blank)

Outputs a nominal size message on concentric reducers, such as CONC RED.

-553

(Normally Blank)

Outputs a nominal size message on eccentric reducers, such as ECC RED.

-557

CONT JACKET

Denotes continuation of core pipe used on a jacket pipeline.

-558

CONT CORE

Denotes continuation of jacket pipe used on a core pipeline.

-885

-FFISYS

Outputs FF isometric continuation message delimiter.