ECE helps companies stand up CADWorx™ for producing all sorts of diagrams?
CADWorx™ P&ID can be used for so many drawing and schematic drawing types:
- Process and Instrument Diagrams
- Piping and Instrument Diagrams
- Process Flow Diagrams
- Single Line Diagrams
- LOOP Diagrams
- Electrical Schematics
- Terminal Block Diagrams
- and more……
Because AutoCAD Blocks are leveraged, CADWorx™ can be configured to use existing corporate CAD symbols very easily. In this way, modifications to existing drawings can be done to existing CAD standards.
Companies benefit by having drawings connected to a database. In this way any stakeholder can gain access to engineering and design information about systems and components and the CAD designers benefit from enhanced drafting capabilities.
Set deployment objectives…..
Most companies connect P&ID drawings to a database to centralize data for equipment, lines, valves, instruments, etc. In this way it can be consumed for many purposes. People consume the data to help with many business processes and it is accessed using 2 software applications; CADWorx™ P&ID Professional and DBWorx.
They combine to offer a fully integrated solution to link drawing symbols and a database. This establishes a foundation to build sustainable P&ID drafting and asset data processing procedures. Standard operating procedures are quickly established that include the integration with other engineering applications. Front end loading applications like CAESAR for pipe stress, or SHEETWorx for EI&C drawings is all possible as describe below.
Query, view, modify data
Looking at CADWorx™ P&ID data on a workstation is considered No. 1 priority. Consumers need access to look at the data in custom views they control. In this way one can filter, sort, and edit data record by record. Modified data automatically updates text on drawings if it is setup as visible.
Exporting / Importing Excel worksheets
The database is inherently divided into 8 tables. User can configure up to 10 more tables for specific purpose like revisions, on/off sheet connectors, title blocks, etc. Building Excel
workbooks for purpose will help satisfy project task like sizing lines, populating major equipment data, etc. Exporting date and time controlled workbooks enables consumers to make changes and import them.
Sync dwg annotation from data changes
Updating the text on P&IDs from the database is an automatic process with CADWorx™. Generally, the equipment labels, drawing title blocks, and the tagging are targets for this process.
CADWorx™ has built in reactors that change font color to red if the data source value was different, hence highlighting the change. In this way users are notified of these data source changes every time drawings are opened.
Revision annotation and history capture
There is informational value in annotating and otherwise capturing revision data by TAG, or asset. CADWorx™ enables this by simply placing intelligent revision markers on the drawing. In this way, each marker represents a database record that can be queried for change history by TAG, Unit, etc. Placing revision markers on drawings will require some CAD Admin on each drawing like adding the ‘revision layers’ to each drawing and providing resources with the training on this process.
Produce Excel datasheets
DBWorx offers the features and functions to produce datasheets. Using the built-in controls, it uses cell color to track change between revisions. Data can be pulled from the component, project, and process line tables.
Data from these three tables can be used to auto-fill worksheet cells. Entering a name identical to the corresponding database field name for a cell, or range of cells, will enable DBWorx to process it. Importing data from datasheets is also possible.
Streamline isometric drawing production
Many hours are spent updating, or populating, drawing title block information manually. This manual data entry can be automated by adding isometric drawing BLOCK attributes to the CADWorx™ P&ID database for each Main line. In this way, Isogen and ISOWorx functions can be deployed when this data source exists. Enabling users to streamline isometric drawing production will save hundreds of hours annually and improve drawing quality. Generally, piping isometric drawings are key deliverables in most work order packages, so streamlining efforts to produce them is always an objective we help companies realize.
Front end load CAESAR II for pipe stress analysis
Pipe system engineering begins with load case data that includes temperatures, pressures, corrosion allowances, etc and a piping route. It is now possible to couple this P&ID data to CADWorx™ 3D models and front end load CAESAR II. Centralizing pipe stress input data enables the pipe stress analysis methods to be streamlined, repeatable and sustainable. Furthermore, it enables pipe stress results to be visualized so high stress, high risk locations can be easily identified for inspection and integrity management purposes.
Lifting Instruments from P&IDs for IE&C
It is possible to extract instruments from the CADWorx™ database to help front end load SHEETWorx, or otherwise produce related drawings such as loop drawings, single line diagrams, etc.
Highlighting, or Tracing, P&ID lines for purpose
Highlighting P&IDs for design status, marking up, managing change, inspection circuits, stress systems or any other visualization categories can be easily accomplished with CADWorx™ P&IDs using LINKWorx. It is very important to classify and set all line segments to either Main or Auxiliary. This is accomplished by placing Auxiliary lines under CADWorx™ Manual control. These lines are typically vents, drains, reduced sections, and bypasses off the main line. Highlighting can be accomplished by CAD and NON-CAD resources. It’s also possible to automate the highlighting by populating triggers in the database too.