This picture shows a cable recycling
facility that was installed in 2004. Significant savings were
realized during the engineering phase by utilizing our instrument
index, equipment list, cable scheduler, loop drawings and instrument
datasheets modules. Our customer developed piping and instrumentation
diagrams before deciding to use our software. Once we registered
the customer’s blocks our Intelligent AutoCAD module was
used to populate the equipment list and instrument index.
After using our instrument datasheets module to specify their
instruments, the instrument index was completed for the entire
project in about 2 hours for 16 Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams.
The cable scheduler module was only used for wiring the instruments
on the project because the electrical engineering for major equipment
was provided by a separate consulting company however, the customer
still saved around 100 hours because most of the instrument cables
were created automatically just by selecting instruments and cable
Using the loop drawings module, 100 loop diagrams were completed
in less than 40 hours and most of this time was used to set up
templates which can be used on future projects which will save
even more time. All data used to populate the loop drawings was
pulled from the instrument index, instrument datasheets and the
conduit and cable scheduler.
The equipment list was completed in less than 2 hours because
most of the data was already filled in by the Intelligent AutoCad
module using information entered on the Piping and Instrumentation
Diagrams by the customers draftsman.