ESApro P&ID speeds up the graphic layout of the design and it automatically provides the lists of lines, valves and equipment.
ESApro P&ID supervises the working progress of the P&ID diagram through the piping classes outlined in the project database. It constantly supports the user and checks assembly line production and the insertion of the components.
Once the diameter and the class of a line have been chosen, the program:
The piping classes can be directly generated in the P&ID or imported from ESApro 3D Piping environment.
During the project setup the user can decide which standard (ISA or KSS) to comply with: then the program will manage the tagging of:
In ISA the program defines instrument loops selecting the instrument types (PI, FT, PCV etc) from a customizable table.
In KKS the program sets the tag mode showing the system on lines, valves and components, equipment and instruments.
The program provides a standard DIN/ISA/UNI, ISA, KKS library with more than 400 symbols such as: valves, line components, equipment and instruments.
New symbols can be added or either the provided ones can be modified through a simple and immediate guided procedure.
The program actually reduces the design time, minimizes errors and guarantees precision execution thanks to the following features:
The rules applied to the component and line tags are carried out only once during the projet setup
The automatic numbering function is provided for all the components and it assigns a progressive univocal number that matches up with the tag set in the pipe class.
The line tag is automatically generated taking the data (ex: ND, class, fluid) of the line itself.
ESApro P&ID is particularly efficient when intervening on existing schemes and it can modify at any time:
Any modification implies the automatic and controlled update of all the components and of the tags.
Thanks to these features it is very easy to develop preliminary schemes by using generic classes and components so as to adjust them in an later stage: in this way all of the project will be automatically updated.
The “Find” function allows the visualization of the already used tag list, and it higlights on the drawing lines, components, instrumentation, loops and the double tags.
In order to manage the projects containing lines which spread out over many sheets, the system provides mechanism to control the cross references where the lines within the multi-sheet are properly referenced. Once all the sheets are connected, ESApro P&ID searches for the from and the to points of the lines lying on the many sheets generating the project line lists.
The program provides the following lists:
The material lists format can be customized by choosing which fields, order and filters to visualize. The lists can be directly printed or exported in TXT or Excel files for further processing or interfacing with external software.
ESApro P&ID can generate many types of lists (lines, valves, instruments, equipment) and then compare them with the previous revisions: in this way it can then produce a report that highlights:
Furthermore provides the command “Publish DWFx ESApro” which exports the ESApro model into the DWFx format; the DWFx format can be opened by a free viewer (Autodesk Nawisworks Freedom or Design Review), to navigate the model, inspect objects and take measurements.
The DWFX file contains the following information:
This advanced functionality streamlines the sharing of information within the company and with the external world, minimizing the need of creating 2D tables and preliminary lists for the contractor.
The project database, based on the standard Microsoft SQL Server, is shared by all the P&ID drawings, the 3D Piping models, the isometric sketches and the electrical design environment.
The “Publish” command allows the user to publish all the current drawing data into the database so that it is available to the project team; thanks to the “Line Manager” it is possible to supervise in real time the lines of the whole project thereby giving the manager the possibility to intervene in a simple and immediate manner; the “Compare” function can constantly check on the congruence between the process scheme and the 3D model.
By means of the Instrumentation ESApro module as the front-end, the users will be able to feed the electro-instrumental data for the generation of the data sheets, and the data for the related material lists directly to the hook ups.
The “SPAC Link” function allows the user to integrate the design of the project together with the electrical part and it automatically transfers the electrical data of the instruments and of the equipment to the SPAC Automaziotion SD PROGET software.
The SPAC Automation functions are:
For any further information about the SPAC items click onto the following link www.sdproget.it
All files produced with the ESApro software are DWG files with entità standard AutoCAD entities included (lines, circles, blocks, solids, etc). In order to open and visualize the files it is not necessary to use any type of additional plug-in (object enabler) or any other tool. The interfacing of files with other software is therefore simplicity itself in that every type of software, as long as it can read the DWG/DXF format or any other format exported from AutoCAD (DWF,DWFx,DGN), is compatible with the ESApro product.