OpenPlant Isometrics Manager
The purpose of this document is to provide a general understanding of the OpenPlant Isometrics Manager module, which enables you to create intelligent isometric drawings from any iRING-compatible 3D model, while working in real time with the same model as the rest of the project team. AutoPIPE uses OpenPlant Isometrics Manager to generate pipe stress isometric drawings for engineers to maintain a visual record of the pipe stress analysis model and to summarize design information used to model a safe piping system.The OpenPlant Isometrics Manager module replaces the StressISO module beginning with the AutoPIPE V8i (SELECTseries 5) Maintenance Release 2.FeaturesThe following are some of the major features of OpenPlant Isometrics Manager:
The File > Save Stress Isometric option is available free of cost with either an AutoPIPE Advanced or Nuclear license (note, Standard AutoPIPE license will not generate a Stress Isometric). No separate license for OpenPlant Isometrics Manager is required to produce Stress Isometrics from AutoPIPE or to open recent Isometrics in OpenPlant Isometrics Manager through the AutoPIPE menu commands.
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Three AutoPIPE File menu options are provided to support the OpenPlant Isometrics Manager functions:
Save Stress Isometric
The File > Save Stress Isometric menu command displays the Save Stress Isometric dialog, which enables you to save the current Stress Isometric to an external DWG, DGN, or DXF file. The following options are available:
Note: In order to print / save an AutoPIPE isometric to Adobe PDF; export one of the formats listed above, set stress iso Viewer to use OPIM (Free with AutoPIPE Advance / Nuclear license), Bentley Viewer or other Cad application that can open these file formats and then print / save a PDF file from that application. With this workaround already in place there is no need to add a feature inside of AutoPIPE to generate an isometric straight to a PDF file, however one is being considered (923740).
Launch OpenPlant Isometrics Manager
The File > Launch OpenPlant Isometrics Manager menu command launches the OpenPlant Isometrics Manager from within AutoPIPE, which can be used to review/modify existing OpenPlant Isometrics Manager files.
Open Recent OpenPlant Isometric
The File > Open Recent OpenPlant Isometric menu command displays the Recent OpenPlant Stress Isometric dialog, which lists recent OpenPlant Isometrics Manager drawings created in AutoPIPE. The drop-down pick-list provides the ability to review the list of exported Isometrics and also to select any of these files to review/modify in OpenPlant Isometrics Manager. This list is limited to the maximum number of entries defined in the autoplan.cnf settings file.
After saving the current Stress Isometric to an external DWG, DGN, or DXF file, the AutoPIPE Isometric Manager Options dialog displays.
The Plot tab enables you to select different Isometric options related to the Isometric plot.
AutoPIPE 10.00.xx.xx and higher:
See the following AutoPIPE help section: Help > Contents> Contents Tab> Bentley AutoPIPE> Stress Isometric> AutoPIPE Isometrics Manager Options - Plot
AutoPIPE 09.06.xx. xx:
Review Tutorial - StressISO_to_OPIM.pdf document default installed location = C:\ Bentley\ AutoPIPE V8i SELECTseries\ Documents
The Table tab enables you to select the data to print as data tables on the isometric plot.
See the following AutoPIPE help section: Help > Contents> Contents Tab> Bentley AutoPIPE> Stress Isometric> AutoPIPE Isometrics Manager Options - Table
The Break Points button displays the StressISO Break Points dialog, which enables you to split the isometric into different sheets at specified points in the AutoPIPE model. You can select up to 50 break points.
See the following AutoPIPE help section: Help > Contents> Contents Tab> Bentley AutoPIPE> Break Points
Specify notes on drawing
The Annotation button displays the Annotation dialog, which enables you to insert custom / additional Engineering comments on the isometric at any node. It also provides valuable instructions for the Designer or Structural Engineer to complete their structural design respectively.
See the following AutoPIPE help section: Help > Contents> Contents Tab> Bentley AutoPIPE> Stress Isometric>Annotation
The General tab enables you to select the appropriate drawing size, drawing frame, and default isometric viewer to load the drawing after generation.
See the following AutoPIPE help section: Help > Contents> Contents Tab> Bentley AutoPIPE>AutoPIPE Isometrics Manager Settings - General
The Overflow tab enables you to select the file naming convention for isometric drawings being produced and whether to print the DRG number of a single sheet drawing.
See the following AutoPIPE help section: Help > Contents> Contents Tab> Bentley AutoPIPE> AutoPIPE Isometrics Manager Settings - OverFlow
The Dimensioning/Text tab enables you to select style and other dimensioning options. Options are provided to control the type of dimensioning. Each option can be combined with other options to create more combinations of possibilities.
The Distance: Dimensions to pipeline values provides a mechanism to control the distance between the Pipeline and the three dimension lines: All points dimension line, End to End dimension line and support dimension line.
See the following AutoPIPE help section: Help > Contents> Contents Tab> Bentley AutoPIPE> Stress Isometric> AutoPIPE Isometrics Manager Settings - Dimensioning/Text
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