Instrument Index

The Instrument Index command enables you to create a list showing the data for the Instruments on the current drawing, including: Item, Tag Number, Attached To, Manufacturer, Service, Loop Drawing and Pipe Drawing. Below is a sample of a typical Instrument List.

Item

Tag No.

Attached To

Manf.

Service

Loop Dwg.

Pipe Dwg.

1

1-CV-101B

PIDV125-P4

 

HC

 

 

2

1-CV-101A

PIDV125-P3

 

HC

 

 

3

1-CV-100B

PIDV125-P2

 

HC

 

 

4

1-CV-100A

PIDV125-P1

 

HC

 

 

When the Instrument Index command is selected, the dialog below displays. Enable the appropriate check boxes and type the text height and file name. When finished, press OK to generate the Instrument Index or press Cancel to exit the dialog. AutoPLANT P&ID prompts for table placement in the current drawing. The Valve List table is AutoCAD text and can be easily scaled and moved. Edit the text in the table by using basic AutoCAD text editing commands.

A list will not change when a drawing is edited. To change the data in the list, the old list must be removed and replaced with a new list. Therefore, all changes to the current drawing should be made before placing a list.

Place PID List on drawing

The Place P&ID List on drawing check-box enables you to place the table on the current drawing. If left unchecked, one or both of the External File check-boxes should be enabled.

Draw table

The Draw Table check-box enables you to toggle the placement of table lines on the current drawing. If left unchecked, the list is displayed without lines.

Text Height

The Text Height field enables you to specify the table text height. The default value for this field can be altered using the P&ID/Preferences/Scale Factors command.

Create Ascii File (.prt)

The Create Ascii File (.prt) check-box enables an ASCII file (*.PRT) to be generated. This file can be edited and printed in any standard text editor, and can be imported into many common programs such as Lotus or dBase.

Create Lotus/Dbase File (.prn)

The Create Lotus/Dbase File (.prn) check-box enables a Lotus or Dbase file (*.PRN) to be generated. This file can be edited and printed in any standard text editor, and can be imported into many common programs such as Lotus or dBase.

File Name

The File Name field enables you to specify the List Data file name and location.

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