The Formats option controls the default formats associated with various data types in the application database. Some examples of data types include length, area, volume, pressure, angular velocity, thermal expansion, signal intensity, integer, and string.
Data formats associated with data types control the length and type of specific information for the plant, such as text strings and numbers. Data formats also control the units associated with particular measurements in drawings and the placement of information in drawings. The formats assigned to these data types can change from plant to plant. You can use the delivered data type formats, or you can create new formats with Format Manager.