Product Key Customer Benefits
|Intelligent "Smart" object modeling and customization... HVA provides a base object model that can implement basic Hanger Design behaviors, relationships and attributes. In addition, it allows the user to customize the object model by providing the ability to define sub-classes and add attributes.
User-defined ID rules for objects ... Designers can define ID rules to specify their company-specific naming formats and conventions by object type. Additionally, ID rules can be assigned to individual classes of objects. When objects are created in the design document, their ID's will be generated automatically using the user-defined ID rules.
Hanger placement and management... Dedicated powerful and highly intuitive hanger placement tools enable users to hangers as needed in a design. This includes placing in free space, at a turn, on a plane, or multiple hangers along a direction. Additionally, the user can insert hangers in a pathway to automatically split and maintain the connected pathway network. Hangers can be renamed, deleted or modified easily.
3D Integration with Cable Routing.... This key feature enables all cables to be routed through hangers and to automatically associate them to the hanger tiers based on segregation rules. Designers can visualize cable arrangements displayed on the different hanger tiers in 3D and then analyze the cable paths for critical data such as weight and hanger overloading conditions. Cable locations can be easily modified using direct manipulation. Additionally, users can move a cable from one tier to another, and copy a cable layout from another hanger. Secondly, hangers can be automatically resized based on the routed cables and growth factors.
Intelligent modification of hangers ... Designers can revise hanger arrangements using direct manipulation. Editing properties can be easily done through a dedicated interface. Users can resize hangers by adding tiers to adjust for overloaded conditions plus required growth factors.
Query/Search of hanger parts and configurations ... Change detection is readily available though a dedicated command that enables the user to pinpoint all hangers that require updating due to a change at the hanger attach or support locations. Key properties are readily available to the user at element pre-highlight. Users can perform a wide variety of queries and/or analysis to inquire about the specific properties of any hanger in the design document. This capability includes searching for hangers in the design model based on object class hierarchy and attributes. Designers can browse through a hanger parts catalog and search by catalog hierarchy, hanger symbol geometry, or hanger part technology.
Integrated dynamic rule triggering ... Knowledge rules are provided to detect hangers that are not attached to any structure and that are not supporting any system. When rules are activated, design checking actions are automatically launched to validate the proposed design. Users can add their own rules to customize the required behavior and to enforce company standards.
User customized Reports A dedicated report definition tool is provided to enable users to define and customize required or standard reports. Additionally, a dedicated report generation command is supplied to permit report generation in various out formats and insertion into a 2D drawing. This capability provides associativity between 2D and 3D documents so that if the 3D design changes, the user is notified of the change, and can simply update the 2D to reflect the change.
Powerful setup and parts creation tools ... Built-in setup tools allow the user to customize corporate data and define rules that will enforce company standards
:, such as defining hanger specifications, standard parametric parts catalogs, design rules, and other setup data. This includes hanger parts creation, and catalog structure definition. Hanger geometry can be created using a standard yet very powerful geometry and constraint engine.