Application-specific Considerations - PDS - Installation

Plant Design System (PDS) Project Setup Technical Reference

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This section describes plotting issues that are unique for a particular application.

PD_EQP Considerations

  • All print options use the queue_descript file's list of available printer queues. (Pdprint)

  • On Windows, if the PD_EQP software cannot find any of the queues listed in the queue_descript file, a list of all available printer connections from the Print Manager displays.

  • All batch options use the queue_descript file's list of available batch queues. (Pdeqp_batch)

  • On Windows, if the PD_EQP software is unable to find any of the queues listed in the queue_descript file, the list of all available batch queues from the Batch Manager displays.

PD_Draw Considerations

  • If you are submitting a batch job from a Windows node to a remote queue on another Windows node, the list of available print/plot connections is derived from the remote Windows node.

  • If the PD_Draw software is unable to find any of the queues listed in the queue_descript file and you are not crossing platforms, the list of all available printer connections from the Print Manager will be displayed on a Windows node.

  • In PD_Draw, you can specify a plot size and send it to a different size queue. If you specify a small size to a larger queue (A size to an E size queue, for example), you should get the small plot in the lower left corner of a large sheet of paper. If you specify a large size to a smaller queue (E size to an A size queue, for example), you should get a correctly scaled plot for the queue specified. In other words, the software will scale down to match the queue size but will not scale up to match the queue size.

PD_Design Considerations

  • For PD_Design, the software will scale as you specify and will then check to see if that size will fit onto the paper for the queue that you specified. If it will fit, it will plot it to the scale that you specified. If it does not fit, the plot fails, and an error message is generated.

PD_Review Considerations

  • For PD_Review, the software will scale as you specify and then will check to see if that size will fit onto the paper for the queue that you specified. If it will fit, it will plot it to the scale that you specified. If it does not fit, the plot fails, and an error message is generated.

PDS 2D Considerations

  • For PDS 2D, the software only displays the queues that match the size that you specified. For example, if you are trying to get an A size plot, you should see only A size queues.

PD_ISO Considerations

  • PD_ISO does not scale for plotting. The user predefines the iparm files and selects the settings before plotting. The iparm file includes scale, size, queue name, and so on. The plot queue name from the iparm file is displayed to the user who may use the displayed plot queue or select another one.

  • All printing and plotting options use queues listed under the Pdprint and Pdiso_plt headings in the queue_descript file. On Windows, if the PD_ISO software is unable to find any of the queues listed in the queue_descript file, the list of all available printer connections from the Print Manager is displayed.

  • All batch options use queues listed under the Pdiso_batch heading in the queue_descript file. On Windows, if the PD_ISO software cannot find any of the queues listed in the queue_descript file, a list of all available batch queues from the Batch Manager is displayed.

Additional information about the queue_descript file and some examples can be found in The PDS queue_descript File.