||This task explains how
you can display line ID properties in the lines catalog. Taking the steps
below also displays the properties in the Select/Query Line ID dialog box.
||From Release 14
onward, all properties that have values can display in the lines catalog as
catalog keywords. However, you must enable the display by taking the
actions described here. If you do not do so then only two properties, as
defined in the Attribute Filter file, will display.
||In order to enable the display of
catalog keywords you need to make a change in the
project resource management (PRM) file, and enter the properties you
want displayed in the Attribute Filter file. To change the PRM file, open
it with a text editor and locate the resource LineIDAttributeFilter.
The entry is at the application level: for Piping Design it is under
the heading Piping Design Application. It reads:
<Resource Name="LineIDAttributeFilter" Visible="yes"> </Resource>
The entry will be commented out - disabled - in the sample PRM file you
get with this application. To enable it remove the comment notation which
is <!-- at the beginning of the entry and --> at the end of the entry.
Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams has a second entry at the application
level - InstrumentLineAttributeFilter. You should enable this
also if you intend to use filtering on instrument lines.
||Once you have enabled it in the
PRM file, you need to make appropriate entries in the Attribute Filter
file. The sample file is located in the directory ...intel_a\startup\EquipmentAndSystems\XXX\SampleData
where XXX is the discipline, like Piping. The file name is
PipingLineAttributeFilter.txt. The sample file has only two entries - for
Piping it is NominalSize and PipeSpecification, for HVAC it is
EquivalentDiameter and DuctSpecification and so on. Open the file and add
the properties that you want displayed in the catalog.
||To recap, from Release 14, line
properties will display in the catalog as keywords once you have:
- Enabled the attribute filter resource in the PRM file.
- Added properties you want displayed in the attribute filter file.
- Valuated the properties.
- Updated the catalog.