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To Convert Non Spec-Driven Piping Assemblies
You can convert Non Specification-Driven Piping assemblies to Specification-Driven Piping assemblies. This allows you to use existing pipe systems in the Specification-Driven Piping design mode.
1. Configure Piping for the User-Driven piping design mode.
2. Create, open, or activate a Non Specification-Driven piping assembly to convert.
3. Click the Spec Driven check box. The Convert Pipeline dialog box opens. The name of the active assembly displays under Active Assembly.
4. Select the pipeline to convert from the Select Pipeline list.
5. To convert a pipeline using the schematic information, perform the following steps:
a. Check the XML File option under Schematic Driven to make active.
b. Click and select an XML file from the directory path specified by the piping_schematic_xml_dir configuration option or your current working directory. You can browse to any required directory to select the XML file.
c. The Schematic Label option under Schematic Driven lists all the eligible pipelines for conversion, based on the information in the specified XML file. Select a pipeline from the list.
d. Click the Label tab. The Specification, Size, Schedule, Mnemonic, Number, and Insulation boxes get updated.
e. Click the Parameters tab. The Oper. Pressure, Oper. Temperature, Design Pressure, and Design Temperature boxes get updated if the schematic information contains the respective operating and design pipeline parameters.
f. Click the Defined tab. The User Defined Parameters get updated.
To convert a pipeline without the schematic information, clear the XML File option and perform the following steps:
1. Select a pipeline to convert from the Select Pipeline box. If only one pipeline is available, its name appears beside Pipeline.
2. Click the Label tabbed page. Under Pipeline Label, do the following:
Select a specification, size, and schedule for the selected pipeline.
If applicable, select Mnemonic, Number, and Insulation. Note that a pipeline number uniquely identifies a pipeline and it is needed for the Piping System Tree to organize pipelines (by their number) in a piping system.
3. If applicable, enter pipeline parameter values. Select the Parameters tabbed page. Under Pipeline Parameters, enter the parameter values. By default, the pipeline parameters are unavailable. The piping_fluid_parameter configuration option sets the pipeline parameter availability (default is no).
4. If applicable, enter user-defined pipeline parameters. Select the Defined tabbed page. Under User Defined Parameters, do one of the following:
Type a parameter name in the Name box (must begin with a letter) and a corresponding value in the Value box. Click to add the parameter to the pipeline.
Retrieve existing user-defined pipeline parameters from a file. Click Open. The Open dialog box opens. Select the file to retrieve and double-click.
Piping displays the user-defined parameters.
5. Click Save to save the parameters to a file.
6. Click OK to accept all pipeline data and begin the conversion process.
The message area displays the pipeline conversion status. New line stocks are generated based on the assigned specification.
You must perform this conversion process each time you switch from the Non Specification-Driven to the Specification-Driven design mode.
You must select each assembly to convert. Mixed assemblies are allowed.
Every pipeline in the active assembly must be converted.
All existing fittings remain Non Specification-Driven.
All existing line stocks are automatically deleted.
Pipe solids failure can occur due to pipeline size changes.