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OpenPlant Isometric Manager

V8i

Bentley Institute Course Guide

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Table of Contents
Course Overview ____________________________________ 7
Course Description ____________________________________7
Target Audience_______________________________________7
Prerequisites _________________________________________7
Course Objectives _____________________________________8
Modules Included _____________________________________8
System Requirements __________________________________8
Software Requirements_________________________________9

Isometric Style Setup ________________________________ 11


Module Overview _____________________________________11
Module Prerequisites __________________________________11
Module Objectives_____________________________________11
Isometric Manager Styles _______________________________12
Module Review _______________________________________18
Questions ________________________________________18
Answers __________________________________________18

Design State Mapping and Revision Control ______________ 19


Module Overview _____________________________________19
Module Prerequisites __________________________________19
Module Objectives_____________________________________19
Design State Mapping __________________________________20
Revision control _______________________________________22
Module Review _______________________________________28
Questions ________________________________________28
Answers __________________________________________28

Drawing Attributes __________________________________ 29


Module Overview _____________________________________29
Module Prerequisites __________________________________29
Module Objectives_____________________________________29
Customization of drawing attributes for additional pipeline
information __________________________________________30
Module Review _______________________________________37

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Questions ________________________________________37
Answers __________________________________________37

Bill of Material ______________________________________ 39


Module Overview _____________________________________39
Module Prerequisites __________________________________39
Module Objectives_____________________________________39
Project driven drawing output and Bill of Material Definitions __40
Module Review _______________________________________44
Questions ________________________________________44
Answers __________________________________________44

Isometric Symbols Customization ______________________ 45


Module Overview _____________________________________45
Module Prerequisites __________________________________45
Module Objectives_____________________________________45
Customization of isometric symbols _______________________46
Module Review _______________________________________54
Questions ________________________________________54
Answers __________________________________________54

ProjectWise Connection ______________________________ 55


Module Overview _____________________________________55
Module Prerequisites __________________________________55
Module Objectives_____________________________________55
ProjectWise Settings for Isometric Drawings ________________56
Module Review _______________________________________63
Questions ________________________________________63
Answers __________________________________________63

Management of PCF files _____________________________ 65


Module Overview _____________________________________65
Module Prerequisites __________________________________65
Module Objectives_____________________________________65
Generate PCF files for passing data to legacy systems _________66
Module Review _______________________________________71
Questions ________________________________________71
Answers __________________________________________71

Course Summary ____________________________________ 73


Course Summary ______________________________________73
Course Review ________________________________________74
Questions ________________________________________74
Answers __________________________________________75

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Table of Contents

Appendix A ________________________________________ 77
rep_sortgroups.txt_____________________________________77

Appendix B ________________________________________ 81
report.def____________________________________________81

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Course Overview
Course Description
This course is designed to instruct the project administrator how to customize
Isometric Drawings to meet corporate standards.
You will be instructed on how to setup isometrics styles, how to customize
drawing attributes for additional pipeline information. You will learn how to
configure Bill of Material output and layout. You will also create custom isometric
symbols. You will be instructed how to generate PCF files for passing data to
legacy systems and how to set connection to ProjectWise for deliverables
Management.

Target Audience
This course is recommended for the following audience(s):

Engineers, Designers and Drafters responsible for customizing Isometric


Manager software to fit their corporate needs.

Prerequisites

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Students taking this course should have a working knowledge of MicroStation


and 3D modeling concepts.

Students should have completed the OpenPlant Modeler User training.

Students should have understanding of OpenPlant Modeler, of OpenPlant


projects and of OpenPlant Model Server.

Students should have working knowledge of ProjectWise Explorer.

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Course Overview

Course Objectives

Course Objectives
After completing this course, you will be able to:

Use the Isometric Configuration tool.

Customize drawing attributes for additional pipeline information.

Setup drawing layout and Bill of Material definitions.

Customize existing and create new custom isometric symbols.

Set Isometric Revision Format.

Set connection to ProjectWise for deliverables Management.

Allow PCF File Generation.

Modules Included
The following modules are included in this course:

Isometric Style Setup

Design State Mapping and Revisions control

Drawing Attributes

Bill of Material

Isometric Symbols Customization

ProjectWise Connection

Management of PCF files

System Requirements
You must have a CD drive or Internet access for product installation. The
following prerequisites are required to run the OpenPlant Isometric
Manager(SELECTseries3):
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 processor or AMD Athlon, 3.0 GHz or greater, or Intel
or AMD Dual Core Processor, 2.0 GHZ or greater

Course Overview

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Software Requirements

Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 7 x64, Windows Vista, Windows Vista


x64, Windows XP Professional (SP2 or later) Windows XP Professional x64,
Windows XP Home Edition (SP2 or later), Windows XP Tablet PC Edition,
Windows 2000 Professional (SP3 or later), Windows 2000 Server, Windows
Server 2003 (SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows Server 2008,
Windows Server 2008 x64.
Microsoft Office: Professional Edition 2000 (SR1a), XP, 2003 or 2007.
Memory: 2GB minimum recommended (More memory almost always improves
performance, particularly when working with larger models.).
Hard Disk: Requires 30 MB minimum free hard disk space in addition to the
OpenPlant Modeler V8i requirement of 400 MB minimum free hard disk space.
Input Device: Any industry-standard input device supported by Windows.
Output Device: Any industry-standard output device supported by Windows.

Software Requirements
ProjectWise Explorer V8i (SELECTseries 2), Bentley OpenPlant Modeler V8i
(SELECTseries 3), Network access to OpenPlant ModelServer V8i.

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Software Requirements

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Isometric Style Setup


Module Overview
In order to control generation of different types of Isometric Drawings, an
administrator will need to define new and modify existing styles and their base
default values used for an Isometric Drawing generation.

Module Prerequisites

Students should have completed the OpenPlant Modeler User course.

Module Objectives
After completing this module, you will be able to:

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Use Isometric Configuration tool to specify basic parameters of Isometric


Drawings.

Create a new Isometric Style.

Set Design State mapping.

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Isometric Style Setup

Isometric Manager Styles

Isometric Manager Styles


Isometric Drawings generated in different project stages have to meet different
requirements. We will address the different isometric styles.
The Isometric Configuration tool enables you to set a Default Isometric Style for
the whole project.

If different Isometric Styles are to be used for Isometric Drawing generation,


Design States have to be mapped to these styles.

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Isometric Manager Styles

You can define as many isometric styles as required. Isometric Style features can
be set by:

Using the Isometric Configuration tool.

Customizing configuration text files located in the project Workspace


directory.

Isometric Style setting using the Isometric Configuration


tool
There are three dialogs available to change the Isometric Style features. They are
the Isometric Style dialog, the Isometric Drawing Attributes dialog and the Label
dialog.
The Isometric Style dialog enables you to specify basic parameters.

Graphical Configuration tool: This field is used to start an OP Modeler session


and to customize the isoseed file used for creating Isometric Drawings.

Completed Isometric Design State: This parameter specifies which design


state to set piping components when an Isometric Drawing is created and
placed into ProjectWise.

The Isometric Drawing Attributes dialog is described in more detail in the module
Drawing Attributes.

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Isometric Style Setup

Isometric Manager Styles

The Label dialog specifies the labels to be used on an Isometric Drawing.

Isometric Style Setting using Configuration Text Files


For example, for the As-Built style the following configuration text files located in:
C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenPlantModeler
V8i\WorkSpace\Projects\OPModeler_Metric\DataSet\Isometrics\Styles\AsBuilt\Config

isoextract.dat: no longer needed.

node2da.txt: mapping of textnode numbers to named drawing attributes.

operator.tbl: mapping of operator names (as supplied by OPM) to symbols to


be used in isometrics.

pcf.ini: configuration for IsoExtractor PCF writer.

rep_sortgroups.txt: definition of sort groups for Bill of Material.

report.def: definitions for all reports produced by IsoExtractor.

scaler.ini: scale settings.

style.cfg: IsoExtractor configuration file.

symbolsizes.def: definitions of the basic scaler classes.

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Isometric Manager Styles

All text files include a short description of the purpose and their content is well
commented.
The file isoseed.dgn located in the same directory is a seed used by Iso extractor
when an iso drawing is created.

Exercise: Create a new Isometric Style


The goal of this exercise is to create a new Isometric Style called Training
based on an existing Isometric Style As-Built. It will be set as the default for
Iso Sheets in the Design State of In Checking.
1 Select Tools > Configuration.

2 Right-click on Isometric Style.


3 Click Add New Style.

4 Select As-Built from the Select Base Style list.

5 Type Training in the Name of Style field.


6 Click OK.

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Isometric Style Setup

Isometric Manager Styles

The following message appears:

7 Navigate to the C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenPlantModeler


V8i\WorkSpace\Projects\OPModeler_Metric\DataSet\Isometrics
directory.
8 Open the file StyleListing.cfg in Notepad.
9 Add the following text in the List of Styles section.

10 Save the file.


11 Exit the Isometric Manager and start it again.
12 Select Tools > Configuration or click the Configuration icon.
13 Select Model Server Design State Mapping > InChecking.
14 Select Training from the Isometric Style list.

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Isometric Manager Styles

Note: To remove an existing style you can select it in the Isometric Style list,

right-click and select Remove.

Note: If a style is used (for example assigned to a Design State) it can't be

removed.

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Module Review

Module Review
Now that you have completed this module, lets measure what you have learned.

Questions
1 Why we are using Model Server Design State Mapping?
2 What is specified by the Completed Isometric Design State parameter?
3 True/False: Using Isometric the Isometric Configuration tool is the only
way how to customize Isometric Styles.

Answers
1 Model Server Design State Mapping enables to use different Isometric
Styles for processing of Iso Sheets with respect to their Design States.
2 Completed Isometric Design State parameter specifies to which design
state to set piping components when an Isometric Drawing is created and
put into ProjectWise.
3 False: Isometric Style features can be set by using the Isometric
Configuration tool or by customizing configuration text files located in the
project Workspace directory.

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Design State Mapping and


Revision Control
Module Overview
Isometric Manager enables to map single Design States to specific Isometric
Styles. Administrator will need to modify this mapping and to customize it to
meet company requirements.

Module Prerequisites

Students should have completed the OpenPlant Modeler User course.

Students should have understanding of OpenPlant Modeler.

Module Objectives
After completing this module, you will be able to:

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Map Design States to Isometric Styles.

Set Isometric Revision format and other Design State based properties.

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Design State Mapping

Design State Mapping


Isometric Manager enables to set mapping between Design States and Isometric
Styles.
Note: This module explains Model Server Design State Mapping but exactly the same

procedures can be applied for i-model Design State Mapping.

Exercise 1: Isometric Style setting.


The target of this exercise is to map Design State InDesign to the Isometric
Style IFC.
1 Select Tools > Configuration or click the Configuration icon.
2 Expand Model Server Design State Mapping.
3 Select InDesign.

4 Select IFC from the Isometric Style list.

5 Click Save.

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Design State Mapping

The Isometric Style assignment is applied.

Note: If you do not click Save and click in the left part of the Isometric

Configuration dialog a warning message appears. Click Yes to confirm


changes.

6 Close the Isometric Configuration dialog.

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Revision control

Revision control
Revisions are assigned to Isometric Drawings based on Isometric Revision setting
specified for each Design State. If no specific Isometric Revision format is
specified for a used Design State, the system uses the Isometric Revision format
set for a Project. Isometric Revision formats set for a Design Stage has a priority.
A revision is set for an iso drawing during its creation. The system checks
ProjectWise for the last revision of the generated Isometric Drawing and assigns
the next available revision.

Exercise 1: Isometric Revision setting


The goal of this exercise is to set a format of Revision for IFC Isometric Style to
R1, R2, etc.
1 Select Tools > Configuration or click the Configuration icon.
2 Expand Model Server Design State Mapping.
3 Select InDesign.
4 Select IFC from the Isometric Style list.

5 Select the Isometric Revision field.


6 Click Browse.
The Revision Settings dialog opens.
7 Set Customized in the Revision Format group box.

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Revision control

8 Set the Prefix, Separator and Postfix fields as shown below:

9 Click Test.
10 Click Next.
The Customized Revision is set to R0.

11 Click Next.
The Customized Revision is set to R1.
12 Set Set as starting value.
13 Click OK.

14 Click OK.
The Customized Revision dialog closes.
15 Click OK.
The Revision Settings dialog closes.

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16 Click Save.
The new Isometric Revision setting is applied.

17 Close the Isometric Configuration dialog.

Exercise 2: Isometric Name setting


An Isometric Name is the name which is assigned to an automatically
generated Isometric Drawing. The goal of this exercise is to set the Isometric
Name to <LINENUMBER> <DESIGN_STATE>.

1 Select Tools > Configuration or click the Configuration icon.


2 Expand Model Server Design State Mapping.
3 Select InDesign.
4 Select the Isometric Name field.

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5 Click Browse.

6 Select LINENUMBER from the Property field list.

7 Click Add.

8 Type - in the Text field.

9 Select DESIGN_STATE from the Property field list.

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10 Click Add.

11 Click OK.
To close the Isometric Name Expression Editor dialog.

12 Click Save.
To apply the new Isometric Name setting.
13 Close the Isometric Configuration dialog.

Exercise 3: Design States Color setting


Design States Color specifies a color used to display Iso Sheet in the Isometric
Manager window. It helps to distinguish groups of iso sheets in the same
Design State. The goal of this exercise is to display Iso Sheets assigned to the
Design State InDesign in the Red color.

1 Select Tools > Configuration or click the Configuration icon.


2 Expand Model Server Design State Mapping.
3 Select InDesign.

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4 Select the Design States Color field.


5 Click Browse.

6 Select Red color.

7 Click OK.
8 Click Save.
The new Design States Color setting is applied.

9 Click Close.
The Isometric Configuration dialog closes.

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Module Review

Module Review
Now that you have completed this module, lets measure what you have learned.

Questions
1 True/False: Assignment of Design States to Isometric Styles is managed by
the ProjectWise Administrator application.
2 True/False: The Revision format of Isometric Drawings can be Alphabetic
or Numerical.
3 True/False: Design States Color enables to distinguish if a Design State of
an Isometric Drawing has changed or not.

Answers
1 False: Mapping between Design States and Isometric Styles is managed by
the Configuration tool which is a part of the Isometric Manager interface.
2 False: The Revision format of Isometric Drawings can be Alphabetic,
Numerical or Customized.
3 False: Design States Color specifies a color used to display Iso Sheets in the
Isometric Manager window. It helps to distinguish groups of iso sheets in
the same Design State.

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Drawing Attributes
Module Overview
Drawing Attributes are used on Isometric drawings to give more information
about the pipeline from which the Isometric was extracted. An administrator will
need to modify the attributes to be used on the Isometric drawings and where
they should be placed based on the company requirements.

Module Prerequisites

Students should have completed the OpenPlant Modeler User course.

Students should have a working knowledge of MicroStation.

Students should have understanding of OpenPlant Modeler.

Module Objectives
After completing this module, you will be able to:

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Modify attributes that will be placed on Isometric drawings.

Modify a seed file to customize the position of Drawing Attributes.

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Customization of drawing attributes for additional pipeline information

Customization of drawing attributes for additional pipeline


information
Let us suppose you need to add the attribute INTERNAL_PRESSURE to attributes
displayed on an Isometric drawing generated using Isometric Style IFC. The whole
procedure can be divided into three steps:
Customization of selected attributes.
Customization of the seed file isoseed.dgn.
Customization of the mapping file node2da.txt.

Exercise 1: Customization of selected attributes


1 Select Tools > Configuration or click the Configuration icon.
2 Select Isometric Style > IFC > Drawing Attributes in the Isometric
Configuration dialog.
The table which appears in the right window shows the pre-defined
drawing attributes provided by the system for the Isometric Style IFC.

By default there are available 32 attributes for each Isometric Style to be used
on an Isometric Drawing. Each so called Drawing Attribute Collection is
specified by the NAME and by the VALUE.
Attributes can be added or deleted from the default list.

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Customization of drawing attributes for additional pipeline information

To delete an attribute select it, right-click and select Delete Attribute.

As the INTERNAL_PRESSURE is not currently among displayed attributes we


have to add it.
3 Navigate to the top of the Isometric Drawing Attributes list to the Drawing
Attribute Collection field, right-click and select Add Attribute.

A new empty section is created to define a new attribute.

4 Type Internal_Pressure in the NAME field.

5 Click Browse in the VALUE field.

6 Set Use ECProperty.


7 Set Use Parent Class.
8 Select PIPING_NETWORK_SYSTEM in the Use Parent Class group box.

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9 Select INTERNAL_PRESSURE in the Property field.

10 Click OK.

11 Click SAVE.

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Customization of drawing attributes for additional pipeline information

Note: There are another 2 options to specify a Value of a Drawing Attribute:

Use Expressions: This option allows you to define an EC property for


the Iso_Sheet class to be displayed as the value for the drawing
attribute.

Using ECProperty: The option is related to the ISO_SHEET class (and


not to a parent class as used above in step 7). When used, this option
enables you to select a property from the ISO_SHEET Property list to
be displayed in the Value field.

Exercise 2: Customization of the seed file isoseed.dgn


We defined a new Drawing Attribute in the last exercise, as the next step it is
necessary to set the location of the Drawing Attribute on Isometric drawing.
1 Select Isometric Style > IFC.

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2 Click Browse in the Graphical Configuration tool field.

Bentley OpenPlant Modeler session starts and the file isoseed.dgn located
in the project directory C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenPlantModeler
V8i\WorkSpace\Projects\OPModeler_Metric\DataSet\Isometrics\Styles\I
FC\Config is opened.
3 Press CTRL + B or navigate to View Attributes and switch on Text Nodes.

4 Navigate to the bottom of the drawing to see currently assigned Text


Nodes.

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Customization of drawing attributes for additional pipeline information

5 Using MicroStation tools, extend the attribute field as specified below:

6 Select by window Des temp and Text Node 25 and copy these texts to the
left:

The Text Node number was automatically updated to the first next
available number 65.
Note: If you want a specific node number you can do the following: suppose

you want node 24. Before doing the copy enter the key-in command:
NN=24
7 Replace Des temp with Int press.

8 Exit isoseed.dgn.

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Exercise 3: Customization of the mapping file node2da.txt


1 Navigate to C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenPlantModeler
V8i\WorkSpace\Projects\OPModeler_Metric\DataSet\Isometrics\Styles\I
FC\Config.
2 Open the file node2da.txt.

This file maps a text node numbers to named Drawing Attributes. Each
line specifies one mapping.
3 Add a new line at the end of this text file:
65, Internal_Pressure
65 is the number of the Text Node inserted in the isoseed.dgn
customization and the text string Internal_Pressure has to correspond to
the text specified in the Drawing Attribute definition.
4 Save and close the file node2da.txt.

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Module Review

Module Review
Now that you have completed this module, lets measure what you have learned.

Questions
1 True/False: Drawing Attributes are defined once for the whole project.
2 True/False: The number of Drawing Attributes is limited to 32.
3 True/False: All Drawing Attributes defined in Isometric Drawing Attributes
list are automatically placed in a generated Isometric drawing.

Answers
1 False: Drawing Attributes are defined for each Isometric Style separately.
2 False: The number of Drawing Attributes is not limited to 32. Another
Drawing Attributes can be add by the Add Attribute function.
3 False: User can decide which Drawing Attributes will be used on an
automatically generated Isometric Drawing. Customization is done using
two files: isoseed.dgn and node2da.txt.

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Module Review

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Bill of Material
Module Overview
A Bill of Material is automatically generated during the Isometric extraction
process. An administrator will need to modify which properties should be
included in a Bill of Material and to customize their layout on an Isometric
drawing based on the company requirements.

Module Prerequisites

Students should have completed the OpenPlant Modeler User course.

Students should have a working knowledge of MicroStation.

Students should have understanding of OpenPlant Modeler.

Module Objectives
After completing this module, you will be able to:

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Modify a report definition file.

Modify a seed file to customize the Bill of Material layout.

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Bill of Material

Project driven drawing output and Bill of Material Definitions

Project driven drawing output and Bill of Material Definitions


Isometric Extractor reports Bills of Material (BOM) - are generic reports that
operate on component properties and are an integral part of each Isometric
drawing. This BOMs can contain any database information connected with a
piping component existing on an Isometric drawing. Generated reports are plain
text files that can be attached to a text node in an Isometric drawing.
A BOM is defined for each Isometric Style separately.
See Appendix 1 for full description of the Report.def file. The file is very well
commented.

Exercise 1: Customization of the file Report.def


The goal of this exercise is to include the property MATERIAL in a BOM
generated on your Isometric Drawings defined by the Isometric Style IFC.
1 Navigate to C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenPlantModeler
V8i\WorkSpace\Projects\OPModeler_Metric\DataSet\Isometrics\Styles\I
FC\Config.
2 Open Report.def with a text editor.
3 Navigate to the section REPORT = SHP, which writes shop material to a
report
Note:
Column definition has the following syntax. :
COLUMN

= <width> : <format/alignment> : <expression>

Where
<width> specifies the width of the column in character positions
<format/alignment> is a combination of:
L

left aligned

right aligned

centered

W
wrap, a new line will be added if the length of the expression
exceeds the width of the report
<expression> is an expression for the content of the report column.
Any component attribute or string can be used. Example:
IE_DESCRIPT + UUID + "and a string" would concatenate the atributes
IE_DESCRIPT and UUID and the string "and a string"

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4 Change the line


COLUMN = 19: R : QUANTITY

to
COLUMN = 9: R : QUANTITY

5 Add a new line after just edited line


COLUMN = 10: L : STOCK_NUMBER

6 Repeat steps 4 and 5 in the section REPORT = FLD which writes field
material to a report.
7 Close Report.def.
Changes done in the Report.def file must be followed by changes in a seed
file used for Isometric Drawing generation. This will be done in the next
exercise.

Exercise 2: Configure Bill of Material layout


When a user customizes the Report.def file it is also necessary to make
corresponding changes in the file Isoseed.dgn, which is a seed file used by
Isometric Manager to create Isometric drawings. Mostly it means to change a
heading of the Bill of Materials.
The goal of this exercise is to customize a heading of a Bill of Material to
include the property STOCK NUMBER added to the BOM definition in the
previous exercise.
1 Select Tools > Configuration or click the Configuration icon.
2 Select Isometric Style > IFC.
3 Click Browse in the Graphical Configuration tool field.

Bentley OpenPlant Modeler session starts and the file isoseed.dgn located
in the project directory C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenPlantModeler
V8i\WorkSpace\Projects\OPModeler_Metric\DataSet\Isometrics\Styles\I
FC\Config is opened.

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4 Navigate to the upper part of the BOM heading.

5 Double-click on Quantity and edit it to Quant.

6 Right-click on Quant and select Move.


7 Move text 7.4 mm to the left.

8 Right-click on Quant and select Copy.


9 Copy text 14 mm to the right.

10 Double-click the copied Quant text and edit it to Stock N.

11 Move the cursor over the line between Material and Size1, right-click and
select Copy.
12 Copy this line 15 mm to the left.

13 Exit isoseed.dgn.
14 Generate an Isometric Drawing to see changes have been applied.

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Note: At least one of the piping components from which Isometric drawing

will be generated has to have a Stock Number property assigned.

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Module Review

Module Review
Now that you have completed this module, lets measure what you have learned.

Questions
15 True/False: Customization of properties to be included in a Bill of Material
can be done in the file style.cfg.
16 True/False: A layout of the Shop section and a layout of the Field section
of Bill of Material are defined separately.

Answers
1 False: Customization of properties to be included in a Bill of Material can
be done in the file report.def.
2 True: The section REPORT = SHP of the report.def file writes Shop material
to a report and the section REPORT = FLD writes Field material to a report.

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Isometric Symbols
Customization
Module Overview
Isometric symbols used on Isometric Drawings are stored in cell libraries. Based
on company requirements an Administrator will need to modify existing symbols
or to create completely new symbols.

Module Prerequisites

Students should have completed the OpenPlant Modeler User course.

Students should have a working knowledge of MicroStation.

Students should have understanding of OpenPlant Modeler.

Module Objectives
After completing this module, you will be able to:

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Change a shape of an isometric symbol.

Create a new isometric symbol to be used on Isometric Drawings.

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Customization of isometric symbols


Isometric symbols are stored in cell libraries. Isometric Manager enables to
define a set of isometric symbols independently for each Isometric Style. For
example, libraries used for the Isometric Style IFC are located in
C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenPlantModeler
V8i\WorkSpace\Projects\OPModeler_Metric\DataSet\Isometrics\Styles\IFC\Cell\
.
Assignment of OpenPlant Components to names of iso symbols used by Isometric
Manager is done in
Openplant_3d_supplemental_isometrics_isoextractor.01.01.ecschema.xml
located in C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenPlantModeler V8i
\WorkSpace\Projects\OPModeler_Metric\DataSet\Schemas.

Exercise 1: Change a shape of the flanged Gate Valve Iso symbol used for the
Isometric Style IFC
The goal of this exercise is to change an existing symbol for gate valve

to

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Customization of isometric symbols

1 Select Tools > Configuration or click the Configuration icon.


2 Click Browse in the Graphical Configuration tool field.
3 When OpenPlant Modeler starts, select File > Open.
4 Browse to C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenPlantModeler
V8i\WorkSpace\Projects\OPModeler_Metric\DataSet\Isometrics\Styles\I
FC\Cell, select isocomp.cel.

5 Click Open.
6 Navigate to Models and select GATFL.

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A model of GATFL opens.

7 Select Place Circle from the Drawing toolbar.

8 When prompted Place Circle by Center > Identify Center Point click the
center of the Gate Valve using Intersect Snap and specify diameter as
shown below.

9 Click the Element Selection tool.


The Place Circle command is closed.
10 Exit OpenPlant Modeler.
11 Click Close.
The Isometric Configuration dialog closes.

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12 Generate an Isometric drawing containing flanged gate valve to see your


customized symbol.

Exercise 2: Create a new Iso symbol used for the Isometric Style IFC.
The goal of this exercise is to create a new iso symbol of a flanged Gate Valve.
1 Select Tools > Configuration or click the Configuration icon.
2 Click Browse in the Graphical Configuration tool field.
3 When OpenPlant Modeler starts, select IsoExtractor > Cell Creation Tool.

4 Click the Open Template File in the Create Cell toolbar.

Note: OpenPlant Isometric Manager offers a set of iso symbol templates

which were used to create an existing cell library and can be also used
to define new symbols to be placed on Isometric drawings. These
templates are located in
C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenPlantIsometricsManagerV8i\WorkSpace
\OPIM\cellTemplates.
5 Create a copy of valves.dgn to keep the original file untouched.

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6 Select the copy and click Open.

7 Navigate to Gate Valve symbols.

8 Zoom in to the flanged Gate valve symbol.

9 Select Place Circle from the Drawing toolbar.

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10 When prompted Place Circle by Center > Identify Center Point click the
center of the Gate Valve using Intersect Snap and specify diameter as
shown below.

11 Click the Element Selection tool.


The Place Circle command is closed.
12 To distinguish the new symbol from a symbol customized previously in the
cell library, select the new circle and change the weight of the active line
to 4.

13 Select Tasks > Place Fence.

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To place a fence around a customized symbol.

14 Click Create cell.

15 Select custom.cel from the Cell Library selection list and type in.
Cell Name: GATFL
Description: Customized GATFL

16 Click OK.
The new cell is created.
Note: To save graphics as an iso cell at least one connection point is needed.

As we were using a graphics of an existing symbol, connection points


were already specified. If not we would have to use Place Connect
Point.

Note: If required we can also place Origin Point or Intersection Point (for

example for Tee components) from the Create Cell toolbar.

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Note: During the Isometric drawing creation Isometric Manager first tries to

locate a symbol in the custom.cel library and if the required symbol is


not found there it is taken from the default library isocomp.cel. It
enables us to use the original name GATFL for the new customized
symbol.
Note: To find a name of a cell used by the Isometric Manager open an

Isometric drawing containing a symbol of a corresponding component


and hover the pointer over it.

Note: When the cell is not present in the cell libraries during creation a red

circle will appear at the position of the missing cell. Hovering over the
red circle will show the name of the missing cell.
17 Exit OpenPlant Modeler.
18 Click Close.
The Isometric Configuration dialog closes.
19 Generate an Isometric drawing containing flanged Gate Valve to see your
customized symbol.

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Module Review

Module Review
Now that you have completed this module, lets measure what you have learned.

Questions
1 True/False: Symbols to be placed on Isometric Drawings are defined in
the file isoseed.dgn located for the IFC Isometric Style in
C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenPlantModeler
V8i\WorkSpace\Projects\OPModeler_Metric\DataSet\Isometrics\Styles\I
FC\Config
2 True/False: To define new isometric symbols you have to use standard
MicroStation drawing tools and to draw them from scratch.
3 True/False: When the cell is not present in the cell libraries during
creation an empty space will appear at the position of the missing cell.

Answers
1 False: Isometric symbols are stored in cell libraries. Isometric Manager
enables to define a set of isometric symbols independently for each
Isometric Style. For example libraries used for the Isometric Style IFC are
located in C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenPlantModeler
V8i\WorkSpace\Projects\OPModeler_Metric\DataSet\Isometrics\Styles\I
FC\Cell\
2 False: OpenPlant Isometric Manager offers a set of iso symbol templates
which were used to create an existing cell library and can be also used to
define new symbols to be placed on Isometric Drawings. These templates
are located in
C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenPlantIsometricsManagerV8i\WorkSpace\O
PIM\cellTemplates
3 False: When the cell is not present in the cell libraries during creation a
red circle will appear at the position of the missing cell. Hovering over the
red circle will show the name of the missing cell.

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ProjectWise Connection
Module Overview
There is a direct connection between OpenPlant Isometric Manager and
ProjectWise. The administrator will need to create the connection and specify the
behavior of Isometric Manager to meet company requirements.

Module Prerequisites

Students should have completed the OpenPlant Modeler User course.

Students should have understanding of OpenPlant Modeler.

Students should have working knowledge of ProjectWise Explorer.

Module Objectives
After completing this module, you will be able to:

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Set Root Storage Folder to store Isometric Drawings.

Allow Design Style switching.

Set rules for transfer of Isometric drawings between Isometric Manager and
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ProjectWise Settings for Isometric Drawings

ProjectWise Settings for Isometric Drawings


Isometric Manager enables you to post generated Isometric drawings to
ProjectWise and perform additional tasks. There are several settings which
influence this process:

Root Storage Folder

Allow To Create Folders

Allow Design State Switching

Document Posting

Exercise 1: Root Storage Folder


When you successfully generate an Isometric drawing you can post it to
ProjectWise.
The goal of this exercise is to configure Isometric Manager to select the
Training_Isometrics folder as a root folder for storing Isometric drawings
when you initiate the Post to ProjectWise procedure.

1 Select Tools > Configuration or click the Configuration icon.


2 Select Project.
3 Click Browse in the Root Storage Folder field.

4 Navigate to ROOT which corresponds to the Documents folder in the


ProjectWise datasource folder structure.

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5 Right-click and select New Folder.

6 Type Training_Isometrics in the Name field.


7 Type Training Isometrics in the Description field.

8 Click OK.

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The new root folder Training_Isometrics is created and the Isometric


Configuration dialog returns.

9 Select True in the Allow to Create Folder field.

This setting will enable automatic creation of subfolders below the


Isometric Root Storage folder inside ProjectWise. Subfolder structure is
specified by the Property Storage Path assigned to the Class Name Iso
Sheet in the schema
OpenPlant_3D_Supplemental_Modeling.08.11.ecschema.xml. This

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schema is located in C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenPlantModeler


V8i\WorkSpace\Projects\OPModeler_Metric\DataSet\Schemas.

If set as above, ProjectWise will automatically create a folder structure


below the Training_Isometrics folder which will be done by SERVICE, UNIT
and LINENUMBER of a pipeline posted by Isometric Manager to
ProjectWise.
10 Click Save.
To store changes in the ProjectWise Folder Setting dialog.
Note: You can start ProjectWise, login into the OP_Training_M datasource and

check the Training_Isometrics folder that was created below the


Documents folder.

11 Click Close.

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To close the Isometric Configuration dialog.

Exercise 2: Design State Switching


When an Isometric drawing is created and put into ProjectWise the Design
State of the components used to create an Isometric drawing can be
automatically changed.
This exercise will teach you how to allow Design State Switching to change the
design state of Iso Sheets for the Isometric drawing from the Isometric Style
IFC to the Design State IFC.
1 Select Tools > Configuration or click the Configuration icon.
2 Select Project.
To open the General window.

3 Select True from the Allow Design State Switching field.

4 Click Save.
5 Expand the Isometric Style node and select IFC.
The Isometric Style window opens.

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6 Select IFC from the Completed Isometric Design State field.

7 Click Save.
The changes are saved.
8 Click Close.
9 The Isometric Configuration dialog closes.

Exercise 3: Document Posting


An Isometric Manager administrator can specify what has to be done after an
Isometric drawing generation.
The goal of this exercise is to enable Isometric drawings to be reviewed
before posting them to ProjectWise and to delete them from the Isometric
drawings list (right bottom part of the Isometric Manager interface) at the
moment they are posted to ProjectWise.
1 Select Tools > Options or click the Options icon.
The following dialog opens.

Note: What happens with generated Isometric Drawings depends on setting

of Document Posting options.


2 Set Review generated isometrics before posting.

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Note: If the Review generated isometrics before posting option is set the

generated Isometric drawing is available for reviewing when generated.


If this option is not set the Isometric drawing is immediately sent to
ProjectWise when generated.

3 Set Delete document from system after posting.


Note: If the Delete document from system after posting option is set the

generated Isometric drawing disappears from the list of generated


Isometric drawings when posted to ProjectWise. If this option is cleared
the generated Isometric drawing does not disappear from the list of
generated Isometric drawings when posted to ProjectWise. The
Progress Message is changed to Isometric Posted Successfully.

4 Clear List only those components that have Valid Design States.
Note: If the List only those components that have Valid Design States option is

set, only Iso Sheets that have a valid design state (as determined by the
administrator) are displayed in the Iso Sheets pane of the interface.
5 Clear Log Isometric Dataset.
Note: Whenever an Isometric drawing is generated, a Production Log file is

created containing information on the isometric generation process.


When the Log Isometric Dataset option is set, a complete dataset for
the isometric is logged into the Production Log file which can be used
for debugging if the isometric generation fails. When you clear the
ProjectWise Managed Workspace dgn path, the next time you start
Isometrics Manager in a managed workspace you will have to use the
setup process again to identify a new file path for the workspace.
6 Click OK.
The Options dialog is closed.

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Module Review

Module Review
Now that you have completed this module, lets measure what you have learned.

Questions
1 True/False: The Allow to Create Folders option enables to create a new
root folder to store Isometric Drawings.
2 True/False: Each Iso Sheet has to have a Design State defined. When you
set the Allow Design State Switching option to True Design State
automatically changes to the next state as specified by pre-defined
workflow when you generate an Isometric Drawing from it.
3 True/False: If the Delete document from system after posting option is
checked the Iso Sheet used for an Iso Drawing generation disappears from
the list of IsoSheets available for processing.

Answers
1 False: The Allow to Create Folders option enables automatic creation of
subfolders below the Isometric Root Storage folder inside ProjectWise.
Subfolder structure is specified by the Property Storage Path assigned to
the Class Name Iso Sheet.
2 False: Each Iso Sheet has to have a Design State defined. When you set the
Allow Design State Switching option to True for a project it is possible to
specify the Completed Isometric Design State value for each Isometric
Style. Next time you generate an Isometric Drawing a Design State of Iso
Sheet automatically changes to a state as specified for this Isometric Style.
3 False: If the Delete document from system after posting option is checked
the generated Isometric Drawing disappears from the list of generated
Isometric Drawings when posted to ProjectWise. If this option is not
checked the generated Isometric Drawing does not disappear from the list
of generated Isometric Drawings when posted to ProjectWise. Just the
Progress Message is changed to Isometric Posted Successfully.

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Management of PCF files


Module Overview
The Isometric Manager can create PCF files during Isometric drawings generation
which can be used by other applications. A system administrator has a several
options connected with creation and evaluation of these PCF files.

Module Prerequisites

Students should have completed the OpenPlant Modeler User course.

Students should have understanding of OpenPlant Modeler.

Students should have working knowledge of ProjectWise Explorer.

Module Objectives
After completing this module, you will be able to:

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Allow PCF files generation.

Influence Isometric Drawing generation if generation of a PCF file fails.

View or export PCF files.

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Generate PCF files for passing data to legacy systems


The Isometric Manager can create a PCF file as a by-product during the Isometric
drawing generation. These PCF files can be used by other applications. The
Isometric Manager offers several options and features connected with PCF file
generation.

Exercise 1: PCF Files Generation


The Project Configuration tool enables you to specify if a PCF file will be
generated with an Isometric drawing or not. If the Allow PCF File Generation
value is set to True a PCF file will be generated. If it is to False a PCF file will
not be generated.
This exercise will show you how to configure Isometric Manager to generate a
PCF file.
1 Select Tools > Configuration or click the Configuration icon.
2 Select Project.
3 Expand the PCF Generation Section window.

4 Select True from the Allow PCF File Generation field, if not already
selected.
Note: False doesn't allow PCF file generation.

Another parameter which can be set for a project by the Isometric


Configuration tool is called Can Post PCF to ProjectWise. The value specified in
this field enables or disables sending generated PCF files to ProjectWise. If the
Can Post PCF to ProjectWise value is set to True a PCF file will be posted to
ProjectWise together with a generated Isometric drawing. If it is set to False a
PCF file will not be sent to ProjectWise.
5 Select True from the Can Post PCF to ProjectWise field, if not already
selected.
The last value to be set in the PCF Generation section is Stop Isometric
Generation if PCF Fails.

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If the value specified in this field is set to True an error during a PCF file
generation will cause termination of an Isometric drawing generation.
If the value specified in this field is set to False an error during a PCF file
generation does not influence an Isometric drawing generation.
6 Select True in the Stop Isometric Generation if PCF Fails field.

7 Click Save.
8 Click Close.
The Isometric Configuration dialog is closed.

Exercise 2: Viewing and exporting of a PCF Files


1 Select an Isometric drawing, right-click and select PCF File.
Note: Create a new Isometric drawing before step 1 if none is currently

available in the Isometric Manager.

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2 The PCF file connected to the selected Isometric drawing is opened in


Notepad. You can browse through it now.

3 Select File > Exit.


Notepad closes.
4 Select an Isometric drawing again, right-click and select the Post to
ProjectWise.

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5 Launch ProjectWise Explorer and navigate to your folder


Training_Isometrics.

6 Select the last generated pcf file, right-click and select Export.

The Document Export Wizard starts.


7 Click Next.
The following dialog opens.

8 Set Send to Folder - create an unmanaged local copy.

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9 Click Browse.
To navigate to the target folder.
10 Click Next.
11 Click Finish.

Note: The PCF configuration file Pcf.ini is located in the same directory as

other Isometric Style configuration files, for example for the Isometric
Style IFC is found in C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenPlantModeler
V8i\WorkSpace\Projects\OPModeler_Metric\DataSet\Isometrics\Style
s\IFC\Config\.
Note: Customization of a PCF output is outside of the scope of this course.

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Module Review

Module Review
Now that you have completed this module, lets measure what you have learned.

Questions
1 True/False: PCF files are intermediate files created during an Isometric
Drawing production.
2 True/False: PCF files are automatically generated together with Isometric
Drawing files.
3 True/False: Creation of a pcf file and generation of an Isometric Drawing
are independent activities and do not influence each other.

Answers
1 False: The Isometric Manager creates a PCF file as a by-product during an
Isometric Drawing generation. These PCF files can be used by other
applications.
2 False: PCF files are automatically generated together with Isometric
Drawing files but only if the attribute Allow PCF File Generation is set to
True. The value False doesn't allow PCF file generation.
3 False: Pcf files and Isometric are created independently but there is
available an attribute Stop Isometric Generation if PCF Fails. If it is set to
True an error during a PCF file creation causes termination of an Isometric
Drawing generation.

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Course Summary
Course Summary
You have now completed the course and are prepared to customize Isometric
drawings to meet corporate standards.
Now you will be able to:

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Use the Isometric Configuration tool.

Customize drawing attributes for additional pipeline information.

Setup drawing layout and Bill of Material definitions.

Customize existing and create new custom isometric symbols.

Set Isometric Revision Format.

Set connection to ProjectWise for deliverables Management.

Allow PCF File Generation.

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Course Review
Now that you have completed this course, lets measure what you have learned.

Questions
1 True/False: The engine used by Isometric Manager to create Isometric
Drawings is called Isogen.
2 True/False: To be able to create an Isometric Drawing OpenPlant
Isometric Manager has to be connected to the ModelServer.
3 True/False: When generating an Isometric Drawing you can select which
Isometric Style will be used by the Isometric Manager.
4 True/False: One Design State can be mapped to several Isometric Styles.
5 True/False: Revisions are assigned to Isometric Drawings based on
Isometric Revision setting specified for each Design State.
6 True/False: A revision is set to an Isometric Drawing at the momet you
send it to ProjectWise.
7 True/False: Design States Color specifies a color used to display Iso Sheets
in the Isometric Manager window.
8 True/False: Drawing Attribute Collection is limited to 32 drawing
attributes.
9 True/False: Mapping between text nodes and Drawing Attributes is
defined in the Openplant_3d_supplemental_isometrics_isoextractor
schema.
10 True/False: Assignment of OpenPlant Components to names of iso
symbols used by Isometric Manager is done in isoextract.dat file.
11 True/False: When an Isometric Drawing is created and put into
ProjectWise the Design State of the components used to create an
Isometric Drawing can be automatically changed. A result Design State is
defined by the Completed Isometric Design State value specified for a
project using Isometric Configuration tool.
12 True/False: One of parameter which can be set for a project by the
Isometric Configuration tool is called Can Post PCF to ProjectWise. The
value specified in this field enables or disables sending generated PCF files
to ProjectWise.

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Answers
1 False: The engine used by Isometric Manager to create Isometric Drawings
is called IsoExtractor.
2 False: The Isometric Manager can work in two modes. You can be
connected to the ModelServer and take data for Isometric Drawing from
there or to generate Isometric Drawings from imported i-models.
3 False: An Isometric Style to be used for an Isometric Drawing creation is
selected automatically based on Design State mapping.
4 False: The same Isometric Style can be mapped to several Design States
but to a Design State you can be mapped only to one Isometric Style.
5 True: Revisions are assigned to Isometric Drawings based on Isometric
Revision setting specified for each Design State. If no specific Isometric
Revision format is specified for a used Design State, system uses
Isometric Revision format set for a Project. Isometric Revision format set
for a Design Stage has a priority
6 False: A revision is set to an Isometric Drawing during its creation. System
checks (in ProjectWise) the last revision of just generated Isometric
Drawing and assigns the following one.
7 True: Design States Color specifies a color used to display Iso Sheets in the
Isometric Manager window. It helps to distinguish groups of iso sheets in
the same Design State
8 False: By default there are available 32 attributes for each Isometric Style
to be used on an Isometric Drawing anyway you can add another drawing
attributes if required. Each so called Drawing Attribute Collection is
specified by the NAME and by the VALUE.
9 False: Mapping between text nodes and Drawing Attributes is defined in
the file node2da.txt located for example for the OPModeler_Metric
project and As-Built Isometric Style in the folder
...\Bentley\OpenPlantModeler
V8i\WorkSpace\Projects\OPModeler_Metric\DataSet\Isometrics\Styles\
As-Built\Config.
10 False: Assignment of OpenPlant Components to names of iso symbols
used by Isometric Manager is done in
Openplant_3d_supplemental_isometrics_isoextractor schema.
11 False: When an Isometric Drawing is created and put into ProjectWise the
Design State of the components used to create an Isometric Drawing can
be automatically changed. A result Design State is defined by the
Completed Isometric Design State value which is specified not for the

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whole project but for each Isometric Style separately. To change a


predefined value you can use the Isometric Configuration tool.
12 False: Isometric Manager does not enable to post LOG files to
ProjectWise. One of parameter which can be set for a project by the
Isometric Configuration tool is called Can Post PCF to ProjectWise. The
value specified in this field enables or disables sending generated PCF files
to ProjectWise.

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Appendix A
rep_sortgroups.txt
The file location:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
Data\Bentley\OpenPlantModeler
V8i\WorkSpace\Projects\OPModeler_Metric\DataSet\Isometrics\Styles\AsBuilt\Config\
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------#
# Define:
# - sort groups
#

A sort group specifies a group of elements that have more or less equal

precedence in the BOM report

# - sort group headers


# - distribution of components over the sort groups
#
# Sort groups determine how part ID's are distributed among the components in
#

the isometric,

# - the sort groups provide a mechanism to group logically related components


#

(like:FLANGES, VALVES)

# - sort groups have different priorities. The hight the priority the
#

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# - components in the same sort group get sequential PART ID's


#
# The specification for a sort group is like:
#
# SORTGROUP = sort group name, free to choose
# HEADER = specification for header line in report when SORTHEADERS = 1 is
#

specified in the report definition. One can speciy up to 10

lines. Normally leading and trailing spaces are trimmed, one can

use a '@' as placeholder for a space

# RULE

= Specifies a regular expression (regex) on the attributes of a

component. If the rule evaluates to true the component is added

the sortgroup. Multiple RULE lines can be specified, any rule that

evaluates to true makes the component part of the sort group

#
# - One can define up to 50 sort groups
# - the rules within a sortgroup defined the ordering within the sort group.
# the earlier a rule is satisfied, the lower the partID will be
# - The sort group order is the order in which the sort groups are defined
# we probably will add an explicit ORDER= line
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------SORTGROUP = PIPES
HEADER = @ ----------HEADER = @ PIPES
HEADER = @ ----------RULE = IE_TYPE=CT_PIPE
RULE = IE_TYPE=CT_BEND

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SORTGROUP = GASKETS
HEADER = @ ----------HEADER = @ Gaskets
HEADER = @ ----------RULE = IE_TYPE=CT_GASKET

SORTGROUP = BOLTS
HEADER = @ ----------HEADER = @ Bolts
HEADER = @ ----------RULE = IE_TYPE=CT_BOLT

# this is the dump sortgroup for all the component not specifically assigned
SORTGROUP = OTHER
HEADER = @ ----------HEADER = @ Not yet grouped
HEADER = @ ----------RULE = IE_TYPE=CT_.*

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Appendix B
report.def
The file location:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
Data\Bentley\OpenPlantModeler
V8i\WorkSpace\Projects\OPModeler_Metric\DataSet\Isometrics\Styles\
As-Built\Config\
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------#
# Report definition file
#
# This file contain the defintions for all reports produced by IsoExractor.
#
# IsoExtractor reports are generic reports that operate on component attributes
# Reports generated are plain text files that can be attached to a text node in the
# drawing. A report definition is a combination of specification and a script.
#
# REPORT = Specifies the extension given to the report. The basename
#

of the report is the same as the isometric DGN, the report is written

to the IE_REPORTDIR directory

#
# INCLUDE = Provides a rule which components are to be included in the report. The
#

rule operates on the component attributes. There can be multiple

INCLUDE lines. Any INCLUDE line satisfied includes the component in the

report

#
# EXCLUDE = same as INCLUDE but this time to specify that a component should not

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line satisfied excludes the component from the report.

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#
# COLUMN = <width> : <format/alignment> : <expression>
#
#

Specifies a column in the report, consists of three fields separated

by a colon character.

#
#

<width> specifies the width of the column in character positions

#
#

<format/alignment> a combination of:

L left aligned

R right aligned

C centered

W wrap, a new line will be added if the length of the expression

exceeds the width of the report

#
#
#
#

<expression> An expression for the content of the report column. Any component
attribute or string can be used. Example:
IE_DESCRIPT + UUID + "and a string"

would concatenate the atributes IE_DESCRIPT and UUID and the string

"and a string"

#
# SEP
#

= column separator. Can be any combination of characters, a '@' is used


as a space placeholder. The default SEP is the empty string

#
# NODE = specifies the text node number in the isometric the report will be
#

attached to

#
# SORTHEADERS = specifies if sort group headers are to be used (see: rep_sortgroups.txt)
#

1 = use sortgroup header

0 = dont

#
# TEXT = Specifies a line to be written to the report. '@' acts as a placeholder for a
space
#
# WRITE = Write this or another report. When empty the report is written according to
#

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report.def

When a report extension is specified than that report is included

#
# GROUP = a list of attributes that defined which component are grouped together
#

thus using the same line in the report (increasing the quantity). Attributes

are comma separated

# SORT = sort the list on a set of attributes value. Consiste of a comma separated list
#

of attributes with an optional descending/ascending order. Example:

SORT = <attr_name:<sortspec>,<attr_name:<sortspec>

sortspec (optional) is a combination of:

D descending

N numeric sort

#
# There is a set of attributes added by the software:
#
# SPOOLID

the name of the spool (if any) a component is part of

# PARTID

the part ID of the component

# CUTID

the pipe cut ID a component is part of (only for pipes/bends)

#
# IE_FIELD

1 if component is determined field, 0 if component is shop

# IE_LINENAME the line name


#
# Reserved keywords
# QUANTITY

the nett quantity of the component, normally length for pipe/bend

items, piece count for piece items. The quantity for pipes is

formatted to the unit used

# SIZE1

the main component diameter. Formatted to the unit used

# SIZE2

the run size or branch size if this is different from SIZE1

# SIZE3

the branch size if this is different from SIZE1 & SIZE2

#
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------#----------------------------------------------------------------------------# A sample report that writes shop material to a report
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------REPORT = SHP
# this to include only shop material

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INCLUDE = IE_FIELD=0
COLUMN = 3: R : PARTID
COLUMN = 19: R : QUANTITY
COLUMN = 7: R : SIZE1
COLUMN = 7: R : SIZE2
COLUMN = 2: :
COLUMN = 30: W : IE_DESCRIPT
COLUMN = 30: : IE_ITEMCODE
GROUP = PARTID
SORT = PARTID:N
SEP = @
SORTHEADERS = 1
TEXT = @ ---------------------------------------------------------TEXT = @

Shop Materials

TEXT = @ ---------------------------------------------------------Write =
END
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------# A sample report that writes field material to a report
# Defintion is the same as for the SHP report except for the INCLUDE line
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------REPORT = FLD
# this to include only field items
INCLUDE = IE_FIELD=1
COLUMN = 3: R : PARTID
COLUMN = 19: R : QUANTITY
COLUMN = 7: R : SIZE1
COLUMN = 7: R : SIZE2
COLUMN = 2: :
COLUMN = 30: W : IE_DESCRIPT

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report.def

COLUMN = 30: : IE_ITEMCODE


GROUP = PARTID
SORT = PARTID:N
SEP = @
SORTHEADERS = 1
TEXT = @ ---------------------------------------------------------TEXT = @

Field Materials

TEXT = @ ---------------------------------------------------------Write =
END
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------# The COMBI report combine the SHP and FLD report into a single report
# and attaches it to textnode 60 in the isometric
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------REPORT = combi
WRITE = shp
TEXT = @
TEXT = @
WRITE = fld
NODE = 60
END

#----------------------------------------------------------------------------# The CUT report lists the pipe cut pieces


# Attaches to text node 61
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------REPORT = CUT
INCLUDE = IE_TYPE=CT_PIPE|CT_BEND
COLUMN = 6:C:CUTID
COLUMN = 7:R:SIZE1
COLUMN = 21:R:QUANTITY
COLUMN = 3:R:

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report.def

COLUMN = 80:W:IE_DESCRIPT
GROUP = CUTID
SORT = CUTID
NODE = 61
END

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