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Pipeline 2008 #1

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Using the AVEVA Schematic Model database to create and view a single logical plant model Henrik Hultin Team Leader – Marine Diagrams & Migration, AVEVA With the latest releases of the new 12 series AVEVA Plant and AVEVA Marine, a new schematic model database has been introduced. This has been developed as a natural extension to the 3D product model, and provides a common database usable by all schematic designers and disciplines in a project. Using this database, a consolidated and complete schematic model can be created. The database is open for import and export, meaning that it is possible to use various authoring tools in a project. As the schematic model database is tightly integrated with the 3D product model, schematic data can be reused when creating 3D data. Schematic data and 3D data can also be compared, to find and highlight any inconsistencies between these sources. Based on the comparison result, it is also possible to make managed updates. The schematic model database can handle P&ID data, including the drawing sheets (graphics) as well as the underlying topological model. It also supports HVAC and cabling diagrams and data. In most projects, there is interconnectivity between different drawing sheets, meaning that a single system might be depicted on several sheets. There are normally also connections between different systems. So far, it has been a difficult task to get an overview and understand this whole schematic network. However, in this release, a unique schematic model viewer is included which gives the user the ability to visualise and navigate through the schematic model, independently of the drawing sheet structure. Using the schematic model viewer, the user can start on a certain equipment item and generate a view of all connections from that item. It is then possible to navigate by expanding the view along the schematic network to see and understand how things are connected. The viewer also provides two modes of operation: the Overview mode shows equipment items, their connections and generic branching points, while in the Detailed mode, all valves, fittings and instruments can be seen. Read more about the schematic model and related functions in the white paper on: www.aveva.com/publications By using the Schematic Model Viewer it is possible to navigate and view the complete schematic model. This data can originate from different P&IDs. The viewer provides a continuous view of interconnected systems independently of the drawing sheet limits. Page 22 | AVEVA PIPELINE | 2008 Issue 1

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