|This task shows you how to place equipment (part). This function allows you to filter (or search) a catalog for parts that meet the criteria that you specify. You are presented with a list of parts that meet these criteria so that you can select the part that you want to place.|
also place nozzles using the procedure described here.
If the Function Driven flag in the project resource management file is set to 2, then only functionless parts placement will be possible in Equipment Arrangement.
NOTE: There is a command in the menubar -
Insert > Place Object from Catalog, that can also be used to
place parts. However, the command works differently from the normal Place Part command
described in this task. The command
Place Object from Catalog is meant to be used with parts that
are not typed, and is normally used in spatial products like Plant
Layout. If you use this command to place a part, it will not have
the technology associated with a normal typed part, such as automatic
object naming or resizing capability, nor will it be a unique reference.
A typed part is one that has been assigned a class and sub-class in the
When you place an object using this command, a unique reference will be created and placed in the CATTemp directory. The instance will not point to the catalog. If you want the instance to point to the catalog reference then you need to add a keyword to the family to which the part belongs. Add the following to the family, using the Catalog Editor:
To learn how to add a keyword see Creating a Catalog in the Component Catalog Editor user guide.
|Click the Place Equipment
button . The
Equipment dialog box displays. The
Selection box will display
simultaneously if you last placed a Part Type (of a given Function) that
has more than one Part Number. Select from the list or choose a different
function and proceed as follows.
|2.||The first row of buttons provides you with placement
options. This can aid you in selecting a placement location in a busy
document. Move the cursor over the button to see its name.
|3.||If the Clear Filter Definition Contents button is enabled it means that values from a previous part placement exist in the Filter Definition dialog box. (See Step 3.) Click the button if you want to clear these values.|
|4.||To change the values of one or more
properties of the part you want to filter for, click the
button to display the
Definition dialog box. Select the property
whose value you want to change and select the new value from the drop down
box in the Discrete field. (The
Discrete field will display after you
select a property.) This new value will appear in the Override value
column. The values in the Override value column will be used when searching
for parts in the catalog.
Browser button to
display the Class Browser.
Note: You can choose to display the class browser expanded, or collapsed, as shown above, by using a setting. To display it expanded, go to Tools - Options - Equipment & Systems, click the Design Criteria tab, and check the option Expand Class Browser. Uncheck it to display it collapsed.
|6.||Double click on the functions to expand them, select a function and click OK. The function will display in the Place Equipment dialog box.|
|7.||In the Place Equipment dialog box, click on the down arrow in the Part Type field to display a list of part types (if there is more than one) and select the part type you want.|
Selection box will display
(if there is more than one part number available).
|9.||Select the part you want to place
and click where you want to place the part. The part will be placed. In the
image below it is a heat exchanger shell and tube.
|You can choose to display or hide
a "preview" of the part you are placing. To do this click on Tools -
Options and select Equipment & Systems and the
General tab. Check or uncheck the box Display image while
placing catalog object in 3D viewer to obtain the effect you want.
By default, when you click (in free space) to place a part the center of that part will be placed at that location. The center is determined by the application by drawing a box around the part and selecting the center of the base of the box. You can also choose to place the origin of the part at the point where you click. To do this click on Tools - Options and select Equipment & Systems and the General tab. Check the box Place at component's origin when placing in free space.