Equipment Configuration Category

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13. Close the utility by selecting the Exit button

2.3 AVEVA P&ID Project Administration Program

2.3.16 Equipment Configuration Category

The Equipment Configuration Category is divided into four sub-categories:

Settings Sub-Set

Labels Sub-Set

Validation Sub-Set

Automatic Tag Format Sub-Set

Settings Sub-Set

The fields in this application pane are used to set up the configuration properties of equipment.

The application pane is divided into eight sections.

- Number of TAG fields Section

If four tag fields are to be used for project equipment (Prefix, Type, Number, Suffix), select the 4 Tag Fields option.

If six tag fields are to be used for project equipment (Block, Function, Prefix, Type, Number, Suffix), select the 6 Tag Fields option.

Note: Two extra tag fields (block and Function) were introduced with AVEVA VPE P&ID 7.2 SP1. Before a project can use these two new fields, the project database schema must be updated by selecting the Upgrade Database Schema - Upgrade button on the VPE Workbench Configuration Category.

- Equipment Classification Section

If, when equipment is exported (e.g. to AVEVA P&ID Manager), the descriptions of equipment in the equipment type validation files are to be used instead of the descriptions associated with the equipment symbol types, check the Use Equipment Type Specification checkbox

- Equipment Data from VPE Workbench Section This section contains the following settings:

• The item type of EDL enables a chosen symbol to be placed on a P&ID and associated with a piece of equipment. When an import of equipment data is carried out from VPE Workbench, an EDL file is created. When the P&ID is loaded and AVEVA P&ID initialised with the Import Equipment Data checkbox checked, the exported data from the file will attach itself to the correct EDL symbol and appear on the P&ID.

• The first piece of data is placed on the insert point of the symbol. The Column X Offsets and Row Y Offsets fields control the offsetting of successive items of equipment information relative to the EDL symbol. The numbers represent relative distances between the pieces of information and are separated by the "pipe" character: |. It is possible to arrange information in a table format using the X and Y offset distances.

• The Browse button adjacent to the Column X Offsets field is used to select the value for thus field. On selection of the button, the Equipment X Offsets dialog box is displayed:

Following selection press OK. The selected Equipment X Offsets will then be displayed in the Equipment X Offsets field as a set of values separated by a delimiter.

- Dialog Box Field Labels and List of Values Section

This section contains four or six active fields, depending on the setting in the Number of Tag fields section.

They are used to specify the boilerplate text to replace the defaults of Block, Function, Prefix, Tag, Number and Suffix in Equipment properties sheets.

The first two fields are only active if the 6 Tag Fields option in the Number of Tag fields section is selected, i.e.:

If required, from the drop-down lists next to each field, select the list of values against which entries in a tag field are to be validated: Area Code, Block Code, Function Code or Equipment Type.

A list cannot be selected more than once. List of values are set up on the List of Values Configuration Category of the Administration program.

- Values to Remember from Last Equipment Edit Section

This section contains a number of checkboxes - Block, Function, Prefix, Type, Number, Suffix, Size and Specification.

Note that the Block and Function checkboxes are only active if the 6 Tag Fields option in the Number of Tag fields section is selected.

A project can be configured so that a value entered in a field in a Properties dialog is

"remembered" by the same field when that Properties dialog is accessed again when labelling another, previously unlabelled, item of that type.

If, for example, the functionality is switched on for the equipment Prefix field, and an equipment item is labelled with a value of "20". The next time an equipment item is labelled for the first time, when the Properties dialog for this item is opened, the Prefix field will automatically be completed with the value "20". This can be replaced by another value if required. This new value will then be the "remembered" value for the equipment Prefix field.

This functionality is switched on and off for individual Properties dialog fields by checking and unchecking the checkboxes in this section.

- Values to Remember from Last In-Line Equipment Edit Section

The checkboxes in this section are used in the same way as those in the Values to Remember from Last Equipment Edit Section but for inline equipment Properties dialog fields.

- Label Validation Across P&IDs Section

The project may be set to check that all equipment labels in all P&IDs in a project are unique.

• Select the Prevent button if users are to be prevented from entering project duplicate equipment labels. If this is attempted, an error message is displayed and the duplicate label may not be placed on the P&ID.

• Select the Warn button if users are to be warned if they enter project duplicate equipment labels. The entry of duplicate labels is permitted in this case, but an error message will be displayed on the P&ID, and will accompany the equipment label data when transferred to VPE Workbench.

• If no uniqueness validation of equipment labels across P&IDs is required, select Ignore button. Duplicate equipment labels may be entered in different P&IDs in this case.

Duplicate equipment labels are still not permitted in the same P&ID.

Note that if the Prevent or Warn options are set, a connection to the VPE Workbench database must be established before labels can be edited. This is because in order to check the uniqueness of labels across a project, AVEVA P&ID refers to data that is extracted from the VPE Workbench database.

- Equipment Inheritance Section

The values of equipment labels may be inherited from the sheet attributes entered on the Advanced Drawing Properties sheet. The values entered for these sheet attributes may be values that are common to many items on the drawing, for example the design area. The inheritance facility enables all items to inherit these common values. The labels of items that do not share these common values may subsequently be edited manually using their properties sheets.

The Fields from Sheet Attribute fields are used to select which equipment label fields are to inherit values from which sheet attributes. As required, select for each equipment label field the sheet attribute field from which values are to be inherited.

Sheet attribute field names are set up using the Drawing Information - Settings Sub-Set.

Equipment label fields that inherit values from sheet attributes can be hidden, i.e. though they are part of equipment labels and will be included in any exports of P&ID data, they are not displayed on P&IDs. To hide an inherited equipment label field, check the checkbox next to the field in question. The Type and Number fields cannot be hidden.

Note: Changing these settings will not change the appearance existing item labels. Only the appearance of labels subsequently added to a drawing will be affected.

- In-line Equipment Inheritance Section This section contains the following settings:

• If item labels are to be inherited from owner pipes, the fields to be inherited from for each label are specified in the Prefix, Type, Number and Suffix fields, plus the Block and Function fields if the 6 Tag Fields option in the Number of Tag fields section is selected.

• The Browse button adjacent to these fields is used to select the fields to be inherited from. On selection of the button, the following dialog box is displayed:

The fields required are selected using the drop down lists. Following selection, press OK. The selected fields will then be displayed in the Prefix, Type, Number and Suffix fields, plus the Block and Function fields if the 6 Tag Fields option in the Number of Tag fields section is selected.

• The values of inline equipment labels may be inherited from the sheet attributes entered on the Advanced Drawing Properties sheet. The values entered for these sheet attributes may be values that are common to many items on the drawing, for example the design area. The inheritance facility enables all items to inherit these common values. The labels of items that do not share these common values may subsequently be edited manually using their properties sheets.

The Fields from Sheet Attribute fields are used to select which inline equipment label fields are to inherit values from which sheet attributes. As required, select for each inline equipment label field the sheet attribute field from which values are to be inherited.

Note that if an inline equipment label field is already set to inherit from the owning pipe (see above), this Fields from Sheet Attribute field will not be accessible. Pipe label inheritance takes priority over sheet attribute inheritance.

Sheet attribute field names are set up using the Drawing Information - Settings Sub-Set.

Labels Sub-Set

The fields in this application pane are used to set up the equipment label configuration format.

The application pane is divided into seven sections.

- Label Format Section

This section contains the following settings:

• Delimiter After Field 1 to 5. These checkboxes control the type and the presence or absence of a delimiter after the Block, Function, Prefix, Type and Number fields when a fixed equipment label format is being used. For example, if a delimiter is to be placed after the first field, check the Delimiter after Field 1 checkbox.

Depending on the set-up of the project options, delimiters will appear automatically when the equipment label is placed. Trailing delimiters will not occur if parts of the equipment label are not used.

- Equipment Label Position Section This section contains the following settings:

• The Use Fixed Equipment Label Format and Use Fixed In-Line Equipment Label Format checkboxes are used to specify whether or not equipment and in-line equipment labels are to be placed as a single text string (fixed formatting), or if the individual components of such labels are to be placed at specified X and Y coordinates from the label insertion point. Uncheck the checkbox if label components are to be placed at specified X and Y coordinates.

• The Block, Function, Prefix, Type Letter, Number, and Suffix Position fields are used to set the X and Y coordinates of equipment and in-line equipment label components when fixed formatting is not in use. These fields are disabled if the Use Fixed Equipment Label Format checkbox is checked.

The number of fields in which positions can be entered depends on the option selected in the Number of Tag fields section of the Settings pane. If the 4 Tag fields option is selected, the first two fields (Block and Function) will not be active.

- Equipment Label Format Section

The Equipment Label Format fields are used to specify the format of equipment labels, i.e.

the order in which equipment label fields are displayed.

The Browse button adjacent to the field is used to select the format. On selection of the button, the Select Unique Identifiers dialog box is displayed:

The Equipment Label Format can be selected by using the drop down lists.

Following selection, press OK, and the numbers of the selected Unique Validation fields will be shown in the Unique Validation field. e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

The numbers represent label fields are follows:

1. Block 2. Function 3. Prefix 4. Tag 5. Number 6. Suffix

For example, if PREFIX, SUFFIX, NUMBER, TYPE was selected, the field would display:

3,6,5,4.

Note that if the 4 Tag fields option in the Number of Tag fields section of the Settings pane is selected, the first two lists will not be active.

Note that, although <NONE> can be selected from the drop down lists, all fields must be selected. If <NONE> is selected for any field, the format will reset to the default format of 1,2,3,4.

Note: Changes to drawings resulting from changes to the Equipment Label Format settings are not automatically implemented when project drawings are loaded. The user must trigger these changes "manually" in each drawing after it has loaded. See 8.2.2:

Updating Equipment Tags.

- Unique Tags Section

The Unique Validation field is used to specify which combination of fields in equipment labels are to be checked for uniqueness.

The Browse button adjacent to the field is used to select the values. On selection of the button, the Select Unique Identifier(s) dialog box is displayed:

The fields can be selected by using the drop down lists. A field cannot be selected twice.

Following selection, press OK, and the numbers of the selected Unique Validation fields will be shown in the Unique Validation field. e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4. Refer to the previous section (above) for the meanings of these numbers.

- Equipment Label Symbol Section This section contains the following settings:

• Equipment Label Symbol. If this checkbox is checked a symbol will be placed with equipment labels. For example, a box may be placed around the labels.

• Symbol Name. This field is used to select the name of the symbol that will be placed with the equipment labels.

• Symbol X Offset. The X offset to the equipment type letters label.

• Symbol Y Offset. The Y offset to the equipment type letters label.

- In-Line Equipment Label Position Section This section contains the following settings:

• Use Fixed In-Line Equipment Label Format. This checkbox is used to specify whether or not in-line SPP equipment labels are to be placed as a single line (fixed formatting), or if the individual components of such labels are to be placed at specified X and Y coordinates from the label insertion point. Uncheck the checkbox if label components are to be placed at specified X and Y coordinates.

• Block, Function, Prefix, Type Letter, Number, and Suffix Position. The fields in this section are used to set the X and Y coordinates of in-line SPP equipment label components when fixed formatting is not in use. These fields are disabled if the Use Fixed In-Line Equipment Label Format checkbox is checked.

The number of fields in which positions can be entered depends on the option selected in the Number of Tag fields section of the Settings pane. If the 4 Tag fields option is selected, the first two fields (Block and Function) will not be active.

- In-Line Equipment Label Symbol Section This section contains the following settings:

• In-Line Equipment Label Symbol. If this checkbox is checked a symbol will be placed with in-line equipment labels. For example, a box may be placed around the labels.

• Symbol Name. This field is used top select the name of the symbol that will be placed with the in-line equipment labels.

• Symbol X Offset. The X offset to the in-line equipment type letters label.

• Symbol Y Offset. The Y offset to the in-line equipment type letters label.

Validation Sub-Set

This pane is used to specify the permitted format of entries into selected equipment and in-line equipment label fields.

Note that if the 4 Tag fields option in the Number of Tag fields section of the Settings pane is selected, the first two fields in both sections (Block and Function) will not be active.

In the fields provided, enter the following characters as required:

For example, if AaN is entered for the Prefix Field field, when a user is completing this field in the Equipment labelling Properties dialog, the first character must be an uppercase letter, the second a lower case letter, and the third a number.

The Advanced Format Options dialog is available from the button adjacent to each field.

Code Description

A Upper Case Alpha Character [A-Z]

a Lower Case Alpha Character [a-z]

M Mixed Case Alpha Character [A-Z, a-z]

F Upper Case Free Character [A-Z, 0-9, white space]

f Lower Case Free Character [a-z, 0-9, white space]

X Mixed Case Free Character [A-Z, a-z, 0-9, white space]

N Numeric Character [0-9]

To test how the validation will work in practice, make an entry in the Test Data field of the Test tab, and press the Test button. A message will be displayed indicating whether or not the test data would be a valid entry.

To directly edit the regular expression that comprises the validation entry, select the Advanced tab. The expression is displayed in the Regular Expression field and may be amended as required. For help on editing Regular Expressions, click on the help link displayed on this tab.

Automatic Tag Format Sub-Set

If equipment is to be tagged automatically, the format of equipment tags is defined using this sub-category.

If automatic tagging is to be used, check the Apply Project based Auto Tagging checkbox.

Place the cursor in the Tag Expression field, and select the Insert Counter button. The counter is added like so: [Counter].

Enter the number that the counter is to be incremented by in the Increment By field. Select the length of the counter number from the list in the Format field.

To clear the Tag Expression field, select the Clear button.

The counter may be reset to 0 for the project by selecting the Reset Counter button.

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