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This Technical Bulletin describes a solution for defining custom layers for custom components.
In this exercise we will define an existing layer as the default layer to be used for a particular P&ID component. When the component it placed in AutoPLANT P&ID it will appear on that layer.
1. Create and define custom layer as needed in AutoPLANT P&ID or AutoCAD.2. Save and Exit P&ID.3. Browse to and open C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Bentley\Plant XM\P&ID\pid-sup.lsp file.4. Search for "Layers list". The Layers list section will appear. This is how AutoPLANT defines all layers used. 5. Copy an existing line and modify it to create a new layer call. Add new layer created as shown below:
6. Save and Exit the PID-SUP.LSP file.7. Open AutoPLANT P&ID.8. Turn on Symbol Manager if it doesn't appear already. (P&ID > Symbol Manager).9. Find the component in the list. If it doesn't exist add it.10. Right Click and select "Edit Menu Item..."11. Modify the Layer Index as shown below:
12. Place new component by drag and drop via the Symbol Manager system or via the Menu System. The new component should be placed on the newly created layer by default.
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