This section provides basic information about the graphics environment for Piping Design and describes the conventions which are common to all the graphic commands.
Piping Design Command Menu
The command menu provides access to the PDS Piping Design commands and controls the design session.
The commands on the Piping Design Command menu are classified into three basic types:
Independent commands are selected independently from other commands on the menu. Selecting an independent command interrupts the active command.
Example: PLACE COMPONENT
Dependent commands can be selected during the operation of an independent command to provide a specific type of data to the active independent command.
Example: CONSTRUCT POINT is a dependent command which provides input to an independent command such as POINT IN SPACE.
Immediate commands can be selected at any point without interrupting the active command. For commands with multiple inputs such as ZOOM IN you should right-click to terminate the command and return control to the active independent command.
Example: ZOOM IN