Before you can
open and edit AutoPLANT PDW specs using the
option, you must make sure of two things:
- Make sure you have the
accompanying catalogs to build the specs. Otherwise you will need to use the
Open Exchange Spec option to open the PDW specs.
- Make sure to turn on the
Enable PDW Settings option in the
Click the Open Spec
icon from the ribbon.
Select a spec and click
Open to load the spec.
A series of
progress dialogs will display as the
OpenPlant Specification Generator
catalogs, loads the spec sections and applies the spec filters.
OpenPlant Specification Generator will automatically look into the default
Workspace directory for the catalogs to
create the specification. If the PDW catalogs are not in that workspace, the
following message dialog displays prompting you to browse to the location of
the needed catalog:
specification is sometimes made up from a compilation of components from
different catalogs, this message may display multiple times while loading the
Once the loading process is complete, the spec sections
will be created and loaded into the
Note: OpenPlant Specification Generator
validates every spec when
it is opened or created.