Reference data defines various extraction settings for each isometric drawing style. The reference data also allows you to specify the locations for the style option database files, backing sheets, and Intergraph option files.
The BulkLoadIsoKeys.xls workbook contains the reference data for isometric drawings within the Drawings and Reports task. The sheets that are unique to BulkLoadIsoKeys.xls are described below. For more information on common sheets, see the Reference Data Guide.
This sheet lists isometric drawing extraction styles and drawing output locations. This sheet contains information about the databases and XML files that store the isometric drawing options. For more information, see PipeMfgRules Sheet.
In previous versions, this sheet mapped the symbol key information between ISOGEN and Smart 3D. You map the symbol keys using the Isometric Style Options Browser in the software. For more information, see PipeMfgMapSymbol Sheet.
You set these options when you run the spooling commands in the Piping task. For more information, see PipeMfgSpoolRule Sheet.
Customizable Piping Isometric Deliverables
You can customize your Isogen isometric drawings by understanding and modifying the delivered packages, components, and Isometric styles. For more information on setting up Isogen isometric drawings, see the Isogen Isometric Drawing User's Guide.
Isometric Drawing Styles
Isometric drawing styles control several aspects of the isometric drawing output, including the output location and the type of object used for drawing creation. Each drawing style is also associated with a set of options and a backing sheet.
To customize the isometric drawing styles for your company, you can copy and then modify the delivered isometric drawing styles.
The delivered isometric drawing styles are Iso_Pipeline, Iso_Piperun, Iso_Spool, Iso_PenSpool, Iso_WBS, Iso_Stress, Iso_System, Iso_HVAC, and Iso_Cableway. Each delivered style has an associated XML file and IGR file. The XML file contains the isometric options, and the IGR file is the backing sheet for the isometric drawing. They are delivered on the [Reference Data Folder]\SharedContent\PmfgIsoStyleData folder.
Iso_Pipeline - Creates a final isometric drawing used to construct the plant. This style creates one drawing per pipeline system. This drawing style is an example of a potential configuration for a fabrication isometric. It includes a material list.
Iso_Piperun - Creates a draft of an isometric drawing for checking against project guidelines. This style creates one drawing per pipe run. This drawing style is an example of a drawing configuration used for checking pipeline designs prior to extracting the fabrication isometric.
Iso_Spool - Creates an isometric drawing used in the fabrication shop to manufacture the pipe. This style uses piping spools. You can create spools using the Generate Spools command in the Piping task. Like the final isometric style, it includes a material list.
Iso_PenSpool - Creates an isometric drawing that documents penetration spools that consist of a penetration plate and several piping spools. This style creates one drawing per penetration spools. You can create penetration spools using the Create Penetration Spools command in the Piping task.
Iso_WBS - Creates an isometric drawing that documents a collection of parts that are assigned to one Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) item of the type Group Iso Drawing. This style creates one drawing per WBS item.
Iso_Stress - Creates a Piping Component File (PCF) that can be output to the CAESAR II pipe stress analysis software. No drawing is created. To save the PCF file, use the Save As command. For more information, see Create a piping component file (PCF) in the Isogen Isometric Drawings User's Guide, accessible from the Help > Printable Guides command.
Iso_System - Creates an isometric drawing that documents a system, typically a piping system of connected pipelines. This drawing style creates one drawing for each system. Each pipeline change is called out on the drawing.
Iso_HVAC - Creates an isometric drawing that documents duct systems within the model. A duct system organizes a collection of duct runs.
Iso_Cabletray - Creates an isometric drawing that documents cableway.
You can create other isometric drawing styles, such as a Bid style for construction contractors to bid on a project.
Pipeline Extraction Rule - In the PipeLineIso extraction rule, RuleProgID is set to PMfgIsoExtractionRule.PipeLineIso. This creates a drawing based on a pipeline.
PipeRun Extraction Rule - In the PipeRunIso extraction rule, RuleProgID is set to PMfgIsoExtractionRule.PipeRunIso. This creates a drawing based on a pipe run.
Spool Extraction Rule - In the SpoolIso extraction rule, RuleProgID is set to PMfgIsoExtractionRule.SpoolIso. This creates a drawing based on a spool.
PenSpool Extraction Rule - In the PenspoolIso extraction rule, RuleProgID is set to PMfgIsoExtractionRule.PenspoolIso. This creates a drawing based on a penetration spool.
To get the right drawing output, the S3D.Drawing.DrawingClass style setting must be set to Penetration.
WBS Extraction Rule - In the WBS extraction rule, RuleProgID is set to PMfgIsoExtractionRule.WBS. This creates a drawing based on a WBS item.
System Extraction Rule - In the SystemIso extraction rule, RuleProgID is set to PMfgIsoExtractionRule.SystemIso. This creates a drawing based on a system (typically a pipeline system).
Assembly Extraction Rule - In the AssemblyExtractionRule extraction rule, RuleProgID is set to AssemblyExtractionRule.AssemblyExtractionRule. This rule creates a drawing based on an assembly package.
The delivered Isogen Isometric Drawing packages are located on the SharedContent share in the [Reference Data Folder]\SharedContent\Drawings\Catalog\Packages folder. You can use these packages to jump start your Isogen isometric drawing configurations. For more information, see Isogen Isometric Drawing by Query Packages.
Labels, Symbols, and Dimensions
Labels, symbols, and dimensions are used within the Isometric Style and defined as part of the Edit Options command on the Isogen Isometric Drawing component shortcut menu.