Product Key Customer Benefits
|Integration between 2D diagrams and 3D detailed designs... CATIA - HVAC Diagrams 2 (HVD) product is integrated with the 3D HVAC Design 2 product. This function enables the designer to use an HVAC Diagrams 2D schematic to directly drive the creation of the 3D detailed design using the HVAC Design product. The overall integration between the 2D and 3D products provides tremendous benefit in the design process both in the quality of the design and in user productivity.
Creation and management of intelligent HVAC lines... Designers can create HVAC lines with standard industry attribute information. Users define their own project-specific attributes to be included on HVAC line definitions. Once an HVAC line is defined, it can be shared across multiple diagram documents to ensure consistency in the design. As components are placed and ducting functions are created in the diagram, they automatically become members of a ducting line; conversely, the attributes of the ducting line definition are propagated to these objects. Duct line definitions can be imported from either an off-site design team member or legacy database to seed their designs.
Definition and placement of equipment... A catalog facility is provided to allow users to quickly and easily place equipment objects from a catalog into their design. In addition, user defined project-specific equipment can be created and placed locally in the diagram design.
Placement and/or insertion of intelligent duct components... HVAC ducts and components can be placed from a catalog using a highly interactive user interface. This user interface includes dynamic design rule checking in order to ensure proper placement of the duct components. The placement facility allows placement into free space and insertion into HVAC lines. As components are placed, they automatically inherit information from the appropriate HVAC line. In addition to placing an object from a catalog, the placement utility allows the user to place new copies of existing components from their design. Using the HVAC diagrams product with its built-in intelligence as a driver for specification-driven 3D duct/part placement, you achieve true HVAC diagram to 3D model integration.
Line routing and connectivity management... Users can route lines using a highly interactive user interface including dynamic design rule checking to ensure compatible connections. The routing facility provides the user with multiple routing modes including single step, horizontal/vertical, horizontal/vertical/45, and point to point routing modes.
Placement and management of off sheet connectors... Users can place off or on sheet connectors to define logical connections within or across documents. Once defined, these off sheets can be 'queried' to generate a list of associated elements or documents.
Creation and management of intelligent annotations... Users can create fully associative annotations as well as standard annotations within a diagram. These annotations may be linked to properties of objects and automatically updated based on property modifications or diagram changes. Single annotations may include standard text and multiple linked attribute values. Annotation templates with attribute link information are saved and placed in an annotation catalog from where they can be placed in the diagram as needed. Also, dynamic annotations with attribute links may be associated to catalog components. These dynamic annotations are then automatically updated upon component placement.
Generation of object IDs based on user defined rules ... Define ID rules (schema) to specify company specific naming formats and conventions per object
s. 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
Modification of intelligent diagrams... Designers are provided with a set of tools to effectively manage the modification of their design. Examples include a highly intuitive network stretch capability, query and modification of object properties, flow direction management, connect/disconnect capabilities, and deletion with automatic line repair, plus the ability to scale connected components and have the network adjust automatically. In addition, knowledgeware design rules can be used to create and/or manage modifications of the design. To illustrate this, sample rules are provided that modify the graphic representation of objects based on changes to the attribute values.
Query and analysis of diagram designs... Users can perform a wide variety of queries and/or analyses against their design. Examples include searching for objects based on class, querying object properties, querying/analyzing connectivity, and querying of flow information. The designer can easily query object properties as well as physical properties and 2D/3D integration status. Additionally, the user now has the option of displaying the specification tree organized by discipline. A design check facility, based on knowledgeware, enables the user to run design checks against P&ID drawing to identify potential errors or inconsistency in the design. Design rules can be assigned to individual classes of objects. A sample set of checks include, non-standard ID, unconnected off sheet or object, and inconsistent duct nominal size.
Generation of Reports (e.g., BOM)... A comprehensive reporting capability is part of the infrastructure supporting the HVAC Schematic Diagram product. Users can generate reports using sample reports provided with the product. Sample reports include HVAC line from/to list, equipment list, and part list. In addition, users can define and create new reports or customize the sample reports to meet their specific requirements.
Creation of intelligent objects using smart component build facility and catalog tools... The product is built around the concept of "smart" objects that understand their classification, property, and behavior information. In order to create and manage the required "smart" components, a component build facility and a catalog management facility are provided the user. Once the user has created a catalog of smart components, the user will use these catalogs as part of the component placement facility to place the components into their design. In addition, industry-based starter catalogs are included as part of the product.