Test the Plant Design System (PDS) Connection - PDS - Help

Plant Design System (PDS) Piping Design Graphics (PD_Design)

3D Design and Visualization

If you chose the full installation of Plant Design System (PDS), then you can test the connection with a plant structure that is already configured.

  1. Click Start > Programs > Intergraph Plant Design System (PDS) > Drawing Manager.

  2. Click File > Open Database.

  3. Click Site Servers and browse to a SmartPlantV4.ini file.

  4. Select the file and click OK.

  5. Select the plant structure in the Open Plant Structure dialog box.

  6. Click Open, and the selected plant with its drawings appears in the Drawing Manager view.

If you experience problems connecting to the Plant Design System (PDS) site or getting into the plant structure, verify that the site server is running and ask the Plant Design System (PDS) administrator to set the PDS 3D users as Plant Design System (PDS) administrators during this configuration. You need administrator privileges until you start doing restrictions per plant structure. Plant Design System (PDS) permissions are handled in Smart Engineering Manager.