|When you create a component with a
specified function type you are defining a functional component in a 2D
diagram. When you assign a physical part type you are associating a
2D component to a 3D physical part; one that assumes the physical
characteristics and properties used in a 3D environment.
When you define the physical part type of a component you are assigning
it a part type and catalog part name based on the items mapped in Function
Physical Mapping tables found in both the Design Rules and in the
Specification. In the following scenario a Blocking Valve (function)
was placed in free space to illustrate the various part types available
under that function class. See Select the
Physical Part Name of a Component for applying the part number.
Although this function - and associated functions - is described
(below) using the Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams application, it
operates identically in the HVAC, Tubing, Waveguide and Electrical Diagrams