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    Getting Started withPDMS

    Version 11.6

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    Revision History

    Date Version Notes

    October2003 11.5 NewmanualatthisPDMSversion

    Sept2004 11.6 UpdatedtoshownewPDMSGUIfeaturesatthisversion.

    Coverpageamended.

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    Contents

    Contents

    1 The scope of th is gu ide .................................................................... 1-1 1.1 Whatitincludes ..................................................................................................................... 111.2 Whatitexcludes..................................................................................................................... 111.3 Whoitismeantfor ................................................................................................................ 11

    1.3.1 Assumptions.............................................................................................................. 121.4 Howthemanualissetout.................................................................................................... 121.5 Textconventions .................................................................................................................... 122 PDM S functions ................................................................................ 2-1 2.1 PDMSandwhatitcandoforyou ....................................................................................... 212.2 UsingPDMSinthePlantDesignprocess........................................................................... 232.3 PDMSmodules....................................................................................................................... 23

    2.3.1 Designmodules ........................................................................................................ 232.3.2 Draftingmodules...................................................................................................... 242.3.3 Catalogueandspecificationmanagementmodules............................................ 262.3.4 Projectadministrationmodules ............................................................................. 27

    3 Finding out more the user documentation and the online help .... 3-1 3.1 TheUserDocumentation...................................................................................................... 31

    3.1.1 Accessingandusingthedocumentation .............................................................. 313.1.2 Thecontentofthedocumentation ......................................................................... 32

    3.2 Theonlinehelp....................................................................................................................... 363.2.1 Accessingandusingthehelp ................................................................................. 363.2.2 Thehelpicons ........................................................................................................... 37

    4 The PDM S databases........................................................................ 4-1 4.1 Introduction ............................................................................................................................ 414.2 Thedatabasetypes ................................................................................................................ 41

    4.2.1 TheProject ................................................................................................................. 414.2.2 DESIGNdatabase ..................................................................................................... 424.2.3 PADDdatabase......................................................................................................... 424.2.4 ISODdatabase........................................................................................................... 434.2.5 CATALOGUEdatabase........................................................................................... 434.2.6 LEXICONdatabase .................................................................................................. 434.2.7 PROPERTIESdatabase ............................................................................................ 434.2.8 SYSTEMdatabase ..................................................................................................... 434.2.9 COMMSdatabase..................................................................................................... 444.2.10 MISCdatabase .......................................................................................................... 444.2.11 TRANSACTIONdatabase....................................................................................... 44

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    4.3 PDMSprojectstructure......................................................................................................... 444.3.1 Otherprojects ............................................................................................................ 45

    4.4 Therelationshipsbetweendatabases ................................................................................. 454.5 Multipledatabases(MDBs) .................................................................................................. 475 How PDM S data is stored ................................................................. 5-1 5.1 TheDesigndatabaseelementtypes .................................................................................... 52

    5.1.1 WORLD...................................................................................................................... 525.1.2 SITE............................................................................................................................. 525.1.3 ZONE ......................................................................................................................... 525.1.4 EQUIPMENT(EQUI) ............................................................................................... 525.1.5 SUBEQUIPMENT(SUBE)...................................................................................... 535.1.6 PRIMITIVES .............................................................................................................. 545.1.7 STRUCTURES(STRU) ............................................................................................. 545.1.8 FRAMEWORK(FRMW).......................................................................................... 545.1.9 SUBFRAMEWORK(SBFR) .................................................................................... 555.1.10 STRUCTURALCOMPONENTS ............................................................................ 555.1.11 PIPE ............................................................................................................................ 555.1.12 BRANCH(BRAN) .................................................................................................... 565.1.13 PIPINGCOMPONENTS ......................................................................................... 56

    5.2 AttributesinPDMS ............................................................................................................... 575.2.1 NAME ........................................................................................................................ 585.2.2 TYPE ........................................................................................................................... 585.2.3 LOCK.......................................................................................................................... 585.2.4 OWNER ..................................................................................................................... 585.2.5 POSITION............................................................................................................