||This task explains how to use the
Import Component Image command to place images of a schematic
object in different
schematic diagrams. (Images are multiple occurrences of the same schematic
Additionally, this task explains how you can copy multiple
components in a schematic diagram, and paste images of these components
in another diagram.
||When you have a component that
needs to be included in schematic designs that span different applications
(for instance, Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams and Electrical
Connectivity Diagrams), you can create an image of the component and place
the image (not the original component) in one or more schematic diagrams.
For the task described below, a pump is placed in a Piping and
Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID) document. The pump runs on electricity and
needs to have an electrical connection. So the same pump needs to be
included in an Electrical Connectivity Diagrams (ELD) document to display
its electrical power and connectivity requirements.
When initially placed with the Place Component command in
the P&ID diagram, the pump has both piping and electrical connectors and
attributes (defined as Multi Discipline Equipment in the
Although this task refers to Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams and
Electrical Connectivity Diagrams, it operates identically in all diagram
Open the document with the
component that you placed in a P&ID diagram. (A pump in this example.)
Open the document where you want to import the pump's image in an ELD
Select Window > Tile Horizontally to view both documents.
||With the ELD document active,
click the Import Component Image button
||Select the pump in the original
||Place the imported image in the
ELD document in the desired location.
The imported image displays with a different line type to differentiate
it from the master component.
You can change the image line type by setting Options as follows:
Select Tools - Options - Equipment and Systems. Select the
Diagrams tab and for Component, select from the
Component Image Line Type drop-down list.
||To copy multiple components in a
schematic diagram, and paste images of these components in another
Select the components in the original schematic diagram and Copy
||In the other document, select
Edit - Paste as Component Image from the menu bar.
Images of the
copied components are pasted in the other document.
These images display at the same locations, scales, and rotations as
in the original document.
NOTE: You can copy just one component with the Edit - Paste as
Component Image command. However, unlike the
Import Component Image command, you cannot place the copied
image in the diagram. The copied image is pasted in the other document
at the same location as in the original document. If required, you can
move the images.
||You cannot place multiple images
of the same master in a document.
You cannot place an image in the same
document as the master (except for same document on/off sheet-connected
line routes. See Placing On/Off Sheet Connectors).
You cannot make any changes to the image attributes. However, changes
to the master can be displayed in the image.
You can query an image to determine if changes were made to the master.
See Querying/Updating Images.