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In Piping Isometrics, it is certain that a pipeline containing multiple components outputs a complex drawing, thus not able to read labels and tags properly. To control this type of case, drawings get split in to multiple sheet to facilitate a good readable drawing. Splitting of sheets can be considered based on various criteria, Attributes, component counts etc. Using OpenPlant Modeler, to break the pipeline in to multiple iso-sheet, an isometric breakpoint is required which generate multiple iso-sheet automatically.
Below is the default Isometric Configuration dialog with Automatic Iso Splitting option.
Do not Split
If Selected, the isos will not be split into multiple sheets through OpenPlant Isometrics Manager. For OpenPlant Modeler user, this option can be used, where multiple iso-sheets already processed in OpenPlant Modeler. It will use the same iso-sheet processed in Modeler and generates the correct output. Check steps described in later section for details. When changing this setting, it is recommended to clean up the drawing output directory to avoid confusing results.
Split on Attribute
Create a new iso sheet whenever the selected attribute value changes between two components. NOTE: Only attributes with a numeric value must be used, e.g. SHEET_NO
Split on Iso Breaks
Create a new iso sheet whenever a (user defined) Iso Break is encountered
Split on Component Count
If the number of piping components for the isometric drawing exceeds the preset value, the iso is split up in multiple sheets.
Max Number per Sheet - Maximal number of components allowed on one Iso Sheet. If this number is exceeded, the iso will be split in multiple sheets. NOTE: The value must be higher than 10.
Min Number per Sheet - Minimal Component Count per Iso Sheet. NOTE: The value must be higher than 0 and lower than “Maximal Component Count”.
Iso Sheet Number Suffix - Format for the sheet Number to be appended to the iso name if the iso is split over multiple sheets
Continued On - Format of sheet continuation label to next sheet, if the iso is split in multiple sheets
Continued From - Format of sheet continuation label from previous sheet, if the iso is split in multiple sheets
If Selected, disconnects in the isometric will be reported by the iso generating process. Disconnected parts of the iso however will come out as separate sheets
See below description on handling Multiple iso-sheet option in case of OpenPlant Modeler-OpenPlant Isometrics Manager
For OpenPlant Isometrics Manager Version SS6 (08.11.11.XXX)
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