Piping in the Integrated Environment - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Piping

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Intergraph Smart 3D
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2019 (10.0)
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11.x(2016)

This section describes how to use the Piping task in a Smart 3D integrated environment. For more information, refer to the Smart 3D Integration Reference.

Piping Catalog Data

Intergraph Smart® P&ID and Smart 3D must use the same naming convention for piping components for proper correlation in an integrated environment. This is because the software correlates based on the short code value published from Intergraph Smart P&ID to Smart 3D. An example of this would be to modify all pipe specification reducer components to reflect the name "Concentric Reducer" instead of the default name "Concentric Size Change". You can either edit the existing catalog spreadsheet entries or copy the existing entries and add new entries as shown below. After making necessary modifications, bulkload the spreadsheet into the Catalog.

Correlating Pipe Runs

You can correlate existing pipe runs by:

  1. Select SmartPlant > Correlate with Design Basis.

  2. Select the pipe run in the model.

  3. Select the P&ID that contains the pipe run, and then click Open.

  4. Select the pipe run in the P&ID.

  5. Review any data mismatch between the P&ID pipe run and the model pipe run. Fix the data as appropriate.

  6. Click Update.

Previously correlated pipe runs (displayed as green in the P&ID) that change color to red or magenta in the P&ID on subsequent retrieval of a new revision of the P&ID data, needs to be updated as follows:

  1. Set the Locate Filter to Piping Runs.

  2. Select the run in either the model or the P&ID.

  3. Select SmartPlant > Compare Design Basis.

    Any data item that has changed is highlighted in red.

  4. Click Update.

  • When you click Update, the in-line component is also updated if it is still a valid piping component and if the component symbol still exists on the pipe run. If the symbol has been deleted, you will need to delete this component.

  • The in-line components placed with the use of dimensional data from Intergraph Smart Instrumentation must be updated in a separate process.

Correlating Instruments

You can correlate existing instruments in the model by:

  1. Select SmartPlant > Correlate with Design Basis.

  2. Select the modeled instrument.

  3. Select the P&ID that contains the instrument, and then click Open.

  4. Select the instrument in the P&ID.

  5. Review any data mismatches between the P&ID instrument and the modeled instrument. Fix the data as appropriate.

  6. Click Update.

You can place new correlated instruments using existing Smart 3D Catalog instrument components or using the automatic creation of the instrument from the dimensional data supplied by Intergraph Smart Instrumentation.

To place standard Catalog instruments, you must manually match the instrument to place with the type of instrument called-out in the P&ID:

  1. Route the pipe run from the P&ID. For detailed steps, see Create a new pipe run from a P&ID run.

  2. Select SmartPlant > View P&ID.

  3. Select the P&ID that contains the instrument to place, and then click Open.

  4. Click Insert Component on the vertical toolbar.

  5. Select the area of the pipe run to place the instrument.

  6. Select the component in the P&ID view.

  7. In the Type option on the ribbon, select <Specify Component Tag>.

  8. Select Browse instruments.

  9. Select the proper instrument as indicated on the P&ID.

  10. Position the instrument, and click Finish.

  11. Open the properties for the instrument and size it appropriately for the pipe run.

To place instruments built on the fly from the dimensional data sheet data published from Intergraph Smart Instrumentation, Smart 3D reads the dimensional data sheet, applies those values to the instrument in the background, and then places the instrument on the pipe feature.

When retrieving from a P&ID:

  1. Route the pipe run from the P&ID. For detailed steps, see Create a new pipe run from a P&ID run.

  2. Select SmartPlant > View P&ID.

  3. Select the P&ID that contains the instrument to place, and then click Open.

  4. Click Insert Component on the vertical toolbar.

  5. Select the instrument in the P&ID.

  6. Position the instrument on the pipe run, and then click Finish.

When retrieving directly from Dimensional Data Sheet information for instruments that do not exist on a P&ID:

  1. Click Insert Component on the vertical toolbar.

  2. In the Type box on the ribbon, select Specify Component Tag.

  3. Type in the component tag or browse the design basis.

  4. If found, the software will create and correlate the component as it would if the component were selected from a P&ID.

Only those instruments that were built from dimensional data sheets or have had a name change require updating.

To update instruments built/placed from dimensional data sheets:

  1. Retrieve the new DDP.

  2. Select the instrument in the model.

  3. Select SmartPlant > Compare Design Basis.

  4. Any data item that has changed is highlighted in red.

  5. Click Update.

In-line instruments placed from the catalog are automatically updated/re-validated when the parent pipe run is updated. To update instruments placed from the catalog:

  1. Set the Locate Filter to Piping Features.

  2. Select the instrument feature in the model.

  3. Select SmartPlant > Compare Design Basis.

  4. Any data item that has changed is highlighted in red.

  5. Click Update.

Off-Page Connectors

Off-page connectors (OPC) connect multi-page P&ID drawings. Unlike other P&ID elements, the OPC is correlated when the two pipe runs are joined. The actual P&ID off-page connector symbol is never selected or used for correlation. The main issue to know when correlating piping with an OPC is that a weld is placed where the two pipe runs meet. Therefore, you should find a logical connection point for this weld in the model to avoid adding an additional unneeded weld. To correlate a pipe run that is located on multiple drawings, you should:

  1. Route normally off the first, find a logical stopping point (such as an elbow).

  2. Route normally from the second P&ID.

  3. Then connect the two runs by extending or routing the necessary run to the other. A weld is placed between the two pipe segments (at the elbow or meeting point). This automatically correlates the OPC.

For more detailed steps, see Route pipe across P&ID off-page connectors.

Topology Checker

The pipe run topology checker simply starts at one end of the pipeline and moves the end of the line. There are some rules that you should be aware to make sure the topology checker is running properly.

  • Tees have the unique ability to belong to three different runs. For topology comparison, any piping component can be in two runs.

  • A pipe run must be continuous for the topology to be properly checked. This means that no component (tees included) can belong to a different run along that line. For example, if the third component along a pipe run was a tee that belonged to the branch run, the topology checker would not give proper results since the tee breaks the run. There are piping components that are still members of that first run, but the run is not continuous (left image: tee is not highlighted). After this tee is made a member of the original run, the topology checker will give proper results (right image: tee is highlighted).

  

An easy check to make sure you do not have this issue is to:

  1. Set the locate filter to Piping Runs.

  2. Select each run. If the complete run highlights everything is ok. If one or more components do not highlight, the topology checker is probably not returning true results.

To change a piping component to another run:

  1. Set the locate filter to Piping Features.

  2. Select the component.

  3. Change the system to which that component is a member.

See Also

Create a new pipe run from a P&ID run
Route pipe across P&ID off-page connectors