SmartPlant P&ID 2014 - Intergraph Smart P&ID - Release Bulletin - Intergraph

SmartPlant P&ID Release Bulletin

PPMProduct
Intergraph Smart P&ID
PPMCategory_custom
Release Bulletin
Version_SPPID_custom
2014 (7.0)
Version_SPEM_custom
7.0.0

General

  • A new interface is used for the installation of SmartPlant P&ID 2014. This interface includes different silent install command line options from those of previous version installations.

    The command line options associated with the 2014 interface cannot be used to uninstall earlier versions of the software. For details of how to uninstall a previous version of the software in silent mode, refer to the instructions in the SmartPlant P&ID Installation and Upgrade Guide for that specific software version.

  • This version of SmartPlant P&ID allows you to create Ducting and Instrumentation Diagrams (D&IDs). You can place components such as rooms, equipment, ducting, piping, and instrumentation from Catalog Explorer or the stockpile in a D&ID.

  • If a filter was previously applied to customize the list view of drawings, the filter settings are retained the next time you open the List view in Drawing Manager or on the SmartPlant P&ID Open dialog box.

  • A new feature has been added for finding redundant breaks in a drawing. This feature allows you to search for and highlight break components, attribute breaks, and pipe segment breaks where those properties for which a discontinuity is expected are the same on either side of the break.

  • In this version of SmartPlant P&ID, it is no longer possible to place break labels on pipe runs for which a segment break is not defined. When upgrading from a previous version, a new custom command, FindInvalidBreakLabelsCmd.dll, is available which allows you to identify any invalid break labels in the current drawing or for the entire plant.

  • Duplicate item tags for instruments are no longer allowed, whether the item tag is created manually or generated by instrument-loop association.

  • Pipe spec validation is now supported for data from SmartPlant Reference Data.

  • Commodity code validation is supported for design maximum temperature data specified on piping components in SmartPlant Reference Data.

  • Commodity code validation is supported for maximum or minimum temperature data specified on piping components in SmartPlant 3D.

  • When performing service limits validation for a temperature-pressure pair, the software also validates against pipe run nominal diameter if a range is specified in SmartPlant 3D.

  • On loading a continuation drawing, the software now highlights and zooms in on the partner OPC.

  • Several additional line widths (in mm) are available for specifying symbol representations in the Options Manager Symbology settings and in SmartPlant P&ID when specifying line thicknesses for display sets.

  • When specifying line widths for display sets, a setting in the SmartPlantPID.ini file can be used to ensure that label graphics and leader lines appear in the default width of the labels regardless of the line width value specified for model items. To implement this behavior, the following line must be added under the 'Options' section:

    IgnoreDisplaySetWidthOnLabels=1

    This behavior occurs for the following actions:

    • Applying a display set.

    • Printing a drawing when a display set is applied.

  • As an Administrator, you can use environment variables to customize license tracking in SmartPlant License Manager Server.

  • Units of measure displayed in labels are no longer restricted to the default units of measure defined for the property in the symbol. It is now possible to specify that the units of measure entered for the relevant item in the Properties window or the Engineering Data Editor are used in the label. The behavior is specified by the format chosen for the label’s Smart Text in Catalog Manager. For more information, see Add Smart Text to Symbols in the Catalog Manager User’s Guide.

  • The default Piping Component Type 'Short Text' values (defined in Data Dictionary Manager) have been set to match the expected values for SmartPlant 3D.

  • The Service P&IDs Utility (ServicePIDsExe.exe) is now able to fix relationship issues as well as reporting them.

Drawing Manager

  • On the Fetch Deleted Drawing dialog box, it is possible to select drawings and delete them permanently. Permanent deletion of drawings is an irreversible action.

  • When printing drawings filtered for a display set or typicals only, it is possible to specify that drawings which do not contain any items filtered by display sets or typicals are excluded from the printing.

  • After selecting multiple drawings and creating revisions, the drawings now remain selected to facilitate other operations such as publishing or printing.

  • During batch import or copying of drawings, each drawing is listed individually in the process dialog box. If the option to re-create drawings was selected, the re-create process now only begins after completion of the import or paste action for all the drawings.

    We recommend running re-create separately from the import process.

  • When specifying line widths for display sets, a setting in the SmartPlantPID.ini file can be used to ensure that label graphics and leader lines appear in the default width of the labels regardless of the line width value specified for model items. To implement this behavior, the following line must be added under the 'Options' section:

    IgnoreDisplaySetWidthOnLabels=1

    This behavior occurs for the following actions:

    • Printing one or more drawings when a display set is applied, independent of any settings in SmartPlant P&ID.

    • Viewing a drawing on the Print Preview dialog box when a display set is applied.

  • The Finish Load Plant Structure Processing command supports a copied plant that was renamed and set to keep its existing identifiers.

Reports

  • It is now possible to display the value of a property in a report using an alternative format (that can include or exclude units of measure) specified in the report template. The software converts the value that was entered in the Properties window or the Engineering Data Editor to the appropriate numerical value in the alternative format.

Save As

  • The SmartPlant P&ID Save As option now supports AutoCAD 2012 and MicroStation V8.

  • When saving a drawing to AutoCAD or MicroStation, the default value of the Processing Batch Translation configuration file setting has been changed to 1 (progress bar display turned off).

  • The behavior of the AutoCAD configuration file Override Layers on Export setting has been modified to determine which settings AutoCAD translation honors when applying colors and symbology. As a result of the modification, the PID Cleanup for AutoCAD Utility is no longer required after saving a P&ID as an AutoCAD drawing.

  • A new setting in the AutoCAD configuration file, Clipping Boundary Growth, allows you to extend the boundary of SmartFrames to avoid clipping of graphics on the boundary. This is particularly necessary where a SmartFrame is used as a drawing template border.

  • New linestyle settings are available for revision clouds when saving a P&ID as an AutoCAD or a MicroStation drawing.

  • When saving a drawing to AutoCAD .dwg format, it is possible to specify that all files created during translation are merged into a single file.

    Objects with .tiff or .jpg format are not merged and need to be kept in the same folder as the .dwg file in order to display correctly.

  • 'SmartPlantPID 3.x (*.pid)' no longer appears as an option for the Save as type in SmartPlant P&ID.

Automation

  • The 'relate' and 'unrelate' commands are obsolete and have therefore been removed from the set of LLAMA API functions.

SmartPlant Integration

  • When publishing documents, a new option is available that allows revisions from SmartPlant P&ID to be sent to SmartPlant Foundation instead of using the SmartPlant Foundation revision feature.

  • When publishing documents, users can create an external plug-in that enables the .xml file generated when publishing from SmartPlant P&ID to be modified automatically before it is handed over to SmartPlant Foundation.

  • Publishing of equipment components that have an association between them is now supported.

  • A new 'Task assignment' field is available for task properties. This is a free text field by which To Do List tasks can be filtered.

  • If selected To Do List tasks include any Create tasks that will create an item on the current drawing for which the item's original plant group is different from the plant group of the current drawing, on running the tasks, a message prompt now appears allowing users to decide whether to continue.

  • The default Piping Component description values in the SPPIDDataMap schema have been set to match the expected values for SmartPlant 3D.