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COPY - W TEXP COPY PRE BY X 10, Y 10
CHECK EL. -
Q POS IN/*
TEXT LEADER LINEON/OFF DRAFT-LIBLICATION, CREAT-GENERAL LABLES POSTION
TAG BLOCK REMOVE -
LLEADER FALSE LFRAME FALSE
TAG BLOCK NAME EDIT -
PIPE DELETED -
CLICK VIEW LAYER-MODIFY-DRAWLIST-PIPE DELETED
TAG COPY -
SELECT OLD TAG-Q DDNAME-SELECT NEW TAG NEW SLAB COPY PREDD
TAG LEADER LINE DELETE Q ATT-LEADER TRUE-FALSE
CLICK VIEW LAYER-NEW VNOT-NEW TEXTP-BTEXT`JB'-AT@
CLICK VIEW LAYER-NEW VNOT-NEW SLAB-TMRF/FJB-
CLICK JB.Q NAME-DDNAME/JB------CLICK SLAB
JB SYMBOL CHANGE -
Q TMRF-TMRF /FJB
TAG BLOCK INSERT -
CLICK VIEW LAYER-NEW VNOT-NEW SLAB-Q TMRF-TMRF NULREF-
/CONVLV1-CLICK OLD TAG Q DDNAME-DDNAME/XCV-8718-SAME
CLICK SLAB CLICK DDNAME/XCV-----ENTER
TAG BLOCK INSERT -
CLICK VIEW LAYER-NEW VNOT-NEW SLAB-Q TMRF JBI
CLICK OLD TAG Q DDNAME-SELECT TAG BLOCK-SAME-SELECT TAG
CHECK TRAY WIDTH -
Q ATT , Q HBORE
CHECK TRAY EL. - Q HBORE Q TBORE
ALPHA LOG / file name (TO OPEN FILE)
$R6 (RECORD ACTIVITY)
--- RUN MACRO ----
$R0 (TO STOP RECORDING)
ALPHA LOG END (TO CLOS FILE)
I – INST
C – CONTROL VALVE
B – JOHN BROWN
M – RATING 150#(FGB), P=300#(FGD), U-600#(FAUB), W-800#, X-900#(FAXB), Z-1500#.
A – FLANGE FINISH , A – RF , C - FF
F – INLET SIZE
F – OUTLET SIZE
1. AXES AT POSE/S (end or start)
2. Q POSE WRT/*
3. EXTE END BY D 500 WRT/*
4. EXTE START BY U 500 WRT/*
5. EXTE END/START THRO ID@
6. EXTE END/START THRO IDPL@ (PL-Pline)
7. Q CUTL (To see length of section)
8. Q POS PPLINE BOS IN/* (BOS TOS NA)
9. ADD ALL STR
10. REM ALL STR
11. Q ATT
12. BY U//D/E/W/N/S 500
13. Q DRNS DRNE
14. DRNSTART S 45 E (Direction and angle)
15. DRNEND S 45 W (Direction and angle)
1. ADD ALL EQUI
2. REM ALL EQUI
3. MOVE U THROU IDP@
4. MOVE E THROU IDP@
5. MOVE W THROU IDP@
6. MOVE N THROU IDP@
7. MOVE S THROU IDP@
8. REPR HOLES ON/OFF UPDATE
9. REPR OBST ON/OFF UPDATE
10. To Copy New Equipment
a. VAR1 NAME
b. NEW EQU COPY $V1 (To Include Equipment in another zone)
11. BY U//D/E/W/N/S 500
12. NEW BOX COPY PRE
13. NEW BOX XLEN 400 YLEN 250 ZLN 150
14. NEW CYL COPY PRE
15. NEW PYRE COPY PRE
16. NEW NOZZ COPY PRE
17. NEW BOX COPY PRE ROT BY 90 ABOUT Z THRO IDP@
1. For copy equip/sub equipment from one project to another project.
a. FILE /FILE NAME.TXT
b. OUTPUT CE
2. For pest equipment / sub equipment from one project to another project.
a. $M FILE NAME.TXT
3. For Undo Command
a. MDB NOUPDATE
4. Mdb Update
a. MDB UPDATE
b. USER PROMQAMQA/MQA
5. UNCLAIM CE
6. UNCLAIM ALL
7. ALPHA REQ CLEAR (To clear the command screen)
8. CREATE NEW ZONE/SITE/EQUI
9. ADD ALL WITHIN VOL CE 100
10. Q ORI (To see the orientation)
11. ALPHA LOG /C:/ANANT.TXT (To make command line file)
ALFA LOG END
13. Q US (User name)
14. Q MDB (Multiple data base)
15. Q REF
16. RECREATE DISPLAY /ABC.TXT (For save Display)
17. $M ABC.TXT (For restore Display)
18. Q UNITS
19. Q DISPLAY
20. Q BANNER (To Check the version number)
21. Q BANNER FULL
22. Q TEAM (PDMS user name)
23. Q USER (Logging name)
24. Q DBNAME (To check DB name)
25. Q DBTYPE
26. Q DBFNUMBER
27. Q DBFILE
28. Q LASTMOD
29. Q SESSMOD
30. Q SESSMODI
31. Q USERMODI
32. Q LASTMODI HIER
33. Q DRAW
34. Q DRAW COUNT
35. Q DRAW FULL
37. SYSTAT (Gives you information about the current active Status of the project)
38. recre disp /gggg over (U can save as a display or u can do like this)
39. FILE /C:/AAA OVER
OUTPUT NEW CEV
1. ADD ALL PIP
2. REM ALL PIP
3. MOVE U THROU IDP@
4. MOVE E THROU IDP@
5. MOVE W THROU IDP@
6. MOVE N THROU IDP@
7. MOVE S THROU IDP@
8. Q DTXR (To See Name Of Component)
9. Q STEXT
10. STEXT ‘NOTE’ (Naming For Attachment)
11. Q ATT (To see the attributes)
12. REPR INSU ON/OFF UPDATE
13. Q ISPEC (To see the insulation)
14. ISPEC NULREF (To Remove the Insulation)
15. CONN NEXT (Connection to next element)
16. FCONN (For force connection)
17. DIST 500
18. AXES AT PH (To see Axes of Pipe Head)
19. AXES AT PT (To see Axes of Pipe Tail)
20. AXES OFF
21. BY U 500
22. BY D 500
23. BY E 500
24. BY W 500
25. BY S 500
26. BY N 500
27. Q NAME
28. ROTATE BY 45 (Rotated command)
29. ROT BY 90 ABOUT Z THRO ID@ (Rotated)
30. Q PARA (To check nozzle size)
31. Q CATREF (To See nozzle Rating)
32. Q POS IN WORLD
33. CH CE (check current element)
34. Q SPREF (check piping Spec)
35. Q ORI (To see the orientation)
36. DIR D (Direction Down) U E W N S (For elbow, tee, valve)
37. Q P1/P2/P3 (To see pipe Bore Direction Connection type and Position)
38. Q HBORE
39. Q TBORE
40. Q LBORE
41. NEW BRA COPY PREV BY E/W/S/N/U/D 100
42. Q U (To see the elevation)
43. Q ANGLE (For change the angle)
44. THRO NEXT (To connect element to next component)
45. Q LTLE (To cheek pipe length)
46. Q MEM
47. Q RTEX OF DETREF (To see element type and detail)
48. CONN IDP@ TO IDP Q CE
49. Q PL (For Direction and position)
50. BRA CONN PH TO FIST MEM
51. BRA CONN PT TO NOZZ ID@
52. BRA CONN PT TO LAST
53. RAD 500 (Control Valve Radius)
54. HEI 500 (Control Valve Height)
55. BACK (Backward)
56. FORW (Forward)
57. For Drain pipe
a. ADD ATT (For isometric note)
b. Q ATT
c. TCONN OPEN
d. Q STEXT
e. STEXT ‘DRAIN POINT’
58. For Slope Line /Rotated Elbow
a. FORWARDS (Select in piping components)
b. DIR TOW NEXT
c. BACKWARDS (Select in piping components)
d. DIR TOW NEXT
59. MTOC DOTD (Do not want in bill of material) You can see the Doted DOTD
60. MTOC ON (Want in bill of material)
61. MTOC OFF (Don’t Want in bill of material)
62. Q PA BOP/TOP (To see the pipe BOP/TOP)
63. Q LSTUBE (To Change the spec Brake)
64. Q PSPEC (To see the pipe spec)
65. CONN PH TO P3 OF ID@ ( AND SELECT THE PIPE P3)
66. CONN PT TO LAS MEM
PDMS Syntax Examples
Moves the element’s origin by a given distance in a given direction.
MOVE N DIST 10’
MOVE S WRT /* DIST 5'
MOVE E IN SITE DIST 5'
Moves the origin of the element in a given direction through a Reference Plane perpendicular to the line of travel that is passing through a picked element, p-point, or coordinate.
MOVE N THRO ID@
MOVE N THRO IDP@
MOVE N THRO N46’
Moves the element’s origin, p-point, or obstruction in a given direction with a clearance from another item’s origin, p-point, or obstruction.
MOVE E DIST 10’ FROM /P-101
MOVE E CLEARANCE 10’ FROM /P-101
The options INFRONT, BEHIND, ONTO, and UNDER refer to a picked or named item’s physical obstruction, while the TO and FROM options refer to the item’s origin. INFRONT and TO refer to the near side while BEHIND and FROM refer to the far side of an item.
Moves the origin of the element in a given direction through a Reference Plane specified by the user that is passing through a
picked element, p-point, or coordinate.
MOVE ALONG E PLANE N45W THRO ID@
· AT E3’ N30’ U10’ -- Position the current element at a specific coordinate (must specify all three coordinates)
· BY E6’6 -- Move the current element a relative distance in a given direction
· TO U12’6 -- Move a piping component to one specified zone coordinate along constrained centerline
· Q ATT -- Query all attributes of current element
· Q NAME -- Query name (or any specific attribute may be used) of the current element
· Q REFNO -- Query the reference number of the current element
· Q POS -- Query position wrt owner of the current element
· Q POS WRT ZONE -- Query position wrt zone of current element
· Q CE - Query the name attribute (or reference name) of current element
· Q MEM -- Query members of current element
· Q OWN -- Query the name of the owner of the current element
· NEXT -- Go to next element in list
· PRE -- Go to previous element in list
· SAME -- Go to the previous current element
· $Q -- Lists all valid commands
· MOVE $Q -- Lists all options for the MOVE command
· NAME /ANYNAME -- Set the name attribute of the current element
· DESC ‘ANY TEXT STRING’ -- Set the Description attribute of the current element to a text string.
· $S QA=Q ATT -- Create synonym to query attributes
· Q POS PPLINE TOS START WRT WORL -- Query TOS of current element (SCTN)
· Q EVAR PDMSUSER -- Query the operating system location of user file directory (%PDMSUSER%)
· NEW STRU -- Create new structure element (Note: CE must be a owner level (ZONE) or below
· NEW SUBS /MAIN-DECK -- Create new substructure element and set the name attribute
· POS E20’ N10’ U5’ -- Position CE at specified owner coordinates
· POS E20’ N10’ U5’ WRT /* -- Position CE at specified world coordinates
· CONN IDP@ TO IDP@ -- Connect a picked Ppoint on the current primitive to a picked Ppoint of another.
· CONN P1 TO IDP@ -- Connect P1 of the current primitive to a picked Ppoint of another primitive
Setting PDMS attributes
In principle, any attribute can be set by specifying the attribute name and value you want it to
take. The following are examples:
DESC 'PLATE GIRDER'
ORI Y IS N
ORI Y IS N AND Z IS U
Commands for moving around the PDMS database.
· /NAME - Move to an element by name
· =23/506 - Move to an element by its reference number
· END - Move up the database hierarchy by 1 level
· 6 - Move to the sixth element in the list of the current element
· NEXT - Move to the next element in the list at the same level
· NEXT 2 - Move to the second element after the current element
· NEXT ELBO - Move to the next elbo in the current list by passing any other elements
· PREV - Move to the previous element in the list
· PREV 4 - Move four elements back from ce
· SAME - Go to the previous current element
NOTE: NEXT and PREV commands work on the list according to the modes Forwards or Backwards. In backwards mode, the list is considered to be reversed so these commands have the effect of working from the opposite end of the list.
· Q ATT - Query all the attributes of the current element
· Q POS - Query the position of the current element
· Q POS IN SITE (or Q POS WRT SITE) - Query the position of the current element relative to the site position
NOTE: Normally, the Q POS command gives the position relative to the element's owner.
· Q NAME - Query the name of the current element. This may either begin with '/' character. '/PIPING' or may be by a list position name (full name) such as:
ELBO 2 OF /P1/B1
· Q REF - Query the database unique reference number i.e. = 234/702. This is the best way of ensuring that you get to the element you want. Names can change but reference numbers are fixed so you always get the same element.
Positioning Commands (General)
· At E300 N400 U500
· At E3333 N6000 U50 WRT SITE
· At N500W30U600 WRT WORLD
· AT N400 U500 E300 IN ZONE
· At N40 WRT /FRED
---->>> Position an element explicitly at the coordinates given relative to the element's owner. To position relative to some other element, wrt can be added, as shown above.
· BY N500 -->> Move the element north from it's current position by 500mm (This is relative movement.)
· CONN P1 TO P2 OF PREV --->>> Positions P1 at the specified point and orientates the element such that P1 is pointing in the opposite direction to the specified ppoint.
· CONN IDP@ TO IDP@ --->>> Connect a picked Ppoint on the current primitive to a picked Ppoint of another
· CONN P1 TO IDP@ --->>> Connect P1 of the current primitive to a picked
Point of another primitive
Positioning Commands (Piping)
NOTE: All the above commands can be used with piping components for exact positioning. The following commands are specific to piping because they use the implied direction of the previous component to determine the position. This implied direction is some times referred to as the constrained centreline and is simply a line drawn in the direction of the previous component. All of the following commands will move components along this line.
· DIST 300 --->>>> Position the current element 300mm away from the previous component. The direction is taken as the leave direction of the previous component.
· CLEAR 400 --->>>> Position the current element with a clearance of 400m between it and the previous element. For most types of component, this command gives a tube spool length equal to the clearance value. For some components such as level operated valves the clearance is likely to take the lever length as the obstruction length of the valve, so in this case the clearance might be more unpredictable.
· THRO N500 TO N500 --->>>> Position the origin of the CE along constrained centerline through N500 in ZONE coordinates.
· THRO PT --->>>> Position the origin of the CE along constrained centerline at the point where it intersects a perpendicular plane positioned at the branch tail.
· CONNect --->>>> Position the arrive point at the leave point of the previous component and orientate the component to suit.
Orientation Commands (General)
· ORI Y IS N AND Z IS U --->>>> This is the default orientation (wrt owner) for all elements that have an orientation attribute.
· ORI Y IS E45N --->>>> Specify that the Y axis is pointing E45N. When only one axis is specified, the other tries to get to it's default, so in this case, Z will default to UP.
· ORI P1 IS N --->>>> Rather than specifying an axis, this command specifies that a particular ppoint is to be orientated in the direction specified.
Orientation Commands (Piping)
· ORI --->>>> This command orientates the arrive of the element in the opposite direction to the leave of the previous element. It does not change the position.
· CONNECT --->>>> Perform an ORI, then position the arrive at the leave of previous.
· DIR S --->>>> This is a special command which is allowed to change the angle of a component. It first performs an ori, then adjusts the angle to ensure that the leave direction is in the direction specified.
· ORI AND P3 IS U --->>>> Used for valves, tees, etc., this command performs an ori and then points the ppoint in the required direction. It does not change the angle.
· DIR AND P3 IS U --->>>> This is another special command which is only used on tees with variable angles. (Usually for sloping lines.) In this case, the tee is orientated and the angle adjusted to allow p3 to point in the direction specified.
· NEW BOX --->>>> To create anything in PDMS, you need to be at the right level in the hierarchy and use the command NEW followed by the TYPE of element you want to create.
· NEW EQUI /T-1101 --->>>> Create EQUI element and set the name attribute
· NEW ELBO CHOOSE --->>>> For piping components, you need to create the element and then link it to the catalogue via the spref attribute. The CHOOSE command allows you to select components from the specification by picking them from a displayed menu.
· CHOOSE ALL ---->>>> Allows you to see more detail about the component than CHOOSE on it's own.
· DELETE ELBO --->>>> To delete an element, the syntax is DELETE followed by the TYPE of element you are deleting.
· DELETE BRAN MEM --->>>> This deletes the members of an element (i.e. BRAN in this example) without deleting the element itself.
In order to get specific information directly from the database, a number of keyword or pseudo
attributes have been introduced. Pseudo attributes are not attributes as such, but they have
the ability to extract data when queried. For Example
· ELBO 1 --->>>> Go to elbo 1 of the branch
· Q PARAM --->>>> Query the parameters of the catref of the spref
· Q DTXR --->>>> Query the rtext of the detref of the spref_ can also use dtxs or dtxt
· Q MTXX --->>>> Query the xtext of the matref of the spref _ can also use mtxy or mtxz
· Q PSATTS --->>>> Query the list of pseudo attributes available for the CE.
A few useful pseudo attributes appear below:
· Q LIST --->>>> Query what you can create below the current element
· Q OLIST --->>>>Query the type of elements which can own CE
· Q ORDER --->>>>Query the list position
· Q PROP DESC --->>>> Query the data element with the dkey equal to DESC in the component's dataset (Steelwork and Piping elements)
· Q PRLS --->>>> Query the list of properties in the component's dataset
· Q PURP XXX --->>>> Query the purpose attribute of the property XXX
· Q CHOICE --->>>> Query the answers of the selectors of the spref
· Q CHOICE STYP --->>>> Query the styp used to select the component
· Q PL BOP --->>>> Query the bottom of pipe elevation of the leave point
· Q PA INSU --->>>> Query the insulation thickness at the arrive point
· Q PGRAD 1 --->>>> Query the slope at ppoint 1
· Q ITLE --->>>> Query the length of implied tube (must navigate first by using 'IL TUBE' at a component)
· Q LBOR --->>>> Query the leave bore
· Q ABOR --->>>> Query the arrive bore
· Q APOS --->>>> Query the arrive position
· Q LPOS --->>>> Query the leave position
At Branch Level
· Q TULEN --->>>> Query the length of tube in a branch
· Q CLLEN --->>>> Query the centerline length through all components
· Q ODESP --->>>> Query the design params of the joint owner
· Q ADESP --->>>> Query the design params of the joint attached beam
· Q DRPS --->>>> Query the derived position of the beam start
· Q NWEI -->>>> Query the net weight (considering joint cut outs)
· Q GWEI --->>>> Query the gross weight (beam before cutting)
· Q NCOF --->>>> Query the net centre of gravity for the beam
· Q NSRF --->>>> Query the net surface area
· Q MIDP --->>>> Query the mid point
· Q POS PPLINE TOS START WRT /* --->>>> Query TOS of current element (SCTN)
· Q PPLINE TOS DIR --->>>> Query the direction of the TOS pline on a SCTN
The Construct Syntax
The construct syntax is described more fully in the Design reference manual and it is worth looking at it in more detail. CONST allows distances and angles to be calculated from the design data and is invaluable when you are writing applications. For example
· Q CONST ANGLE N AND W --->>>> gives 90°
· CONST A PIN1 TO PIN2 TO PIN3
· Q CONST DIST FROM P1 to P2 TO P2 OF/BOX1 --->>>> gives a distance
· CONST DIST FROM PA TO PL OF PREV
· $S QA=Q ATT --->>>> Create a synonym to query attributes
· Q EVAR PDMSUSER --->>>> Query the operating system location of user file directory PDMSUSER
You can create an array which includes a number of elements which all satisfy specific selection criteria, as defined by yourself. The syntax is:
VAR !Array COLLECT selection criteria
!Array is the name of the array that will be created to contain the elements selected.
The following general criteria can be used to define the selection:
· A class of elements or element types
· A logical expression to be satisfied at all selected elements
· A physical volume in whichall selected elements must lie
· A point in the hierarchy below which all selected elements must lie
Eg VAR !PIPECOMPS COLLECT ALL BRANCH MEMBERS
This would create the array !PIPECOMPS and set it to contain the reference numbers of every
piping component in the MDB. Logical expressions use the WITH and WHERE option; a volume is defined by the WITHIN keyword; and the hierarchy criteria is defined by the FOR keyword.
Eg VAR !ELBO COLL ALL ELBO WITH SPREF EQ /A300B/100
Evaluating Selected DB Elements
Using the facilities described here you can create an expression and have it evaluated for all elements which satisfy particular selection criteria. The results of the expression are then placed in a named array.
The command syntax is:
VAR !Array EVALUATE (Expression) FOR Select
!Array is the name of the array that will be created
(expression) is the expression that will be carried out for all elements that match the select criteria
Select is the selection criteria
Eg VAR !BOXES EVALUATE ( XLEN * YLEN ) FOR ALL BOXES
IF ALL ELSE FAILS!
As you can see, there are a lot of commands available to the PDMS user and the list above is only scratching the surface. Almost all of the command syntax is described in the reference manuals but in some cases you might find it difficult to compose the required command from these alone. In these cases, it might be necessary to build a command by using the query syntax itself, using $Q and $H syntax.
The command: $Q gives a list of all possible commands at any one time. On it's own, $Q gives a complete list of top level commands in any PDMS module. When applied in the middle of a command line, it lists the options available at that point.
E.G. the command:
· SETUP FORM --->>>> Yields an error incomplete command line
· SETUP FORM $Q --->>>> list_name as required
· SETUP FORM _FRED $Q --->>>> lists a number of options including:
· 'BLOCK/ING' 'RESI/ZABLE' 'AT' 'SIZE' 'COPY' and Newline
Each of the words in quotes can be used at this point. There may be further options after these words and the same technique can be used to find the way through. The characters before the '/' indicate the minimum abbreviation which may be used for each part of the command. The presence of the Newline keyword without the quotes indicates that the return key may be pressed at this point and the command is executed.
Another form of syntax querying is the $H command. $H is a slightly more sophisticated form
of $Q, which lists the available options numerically as the following example shows:
SETUP FORM $H
And so on.
Positioning Radial Nozzles
1. Create and then position the nozzle to the correct Up coordinate only. P1 should point in the correct direction, i.e. E 45 N.
2. From the application menu bar, choose:
Position > Move > Distance
The direction of movement is the same as P1. The distance is the PROJECTION DISTANCE.
Note: If the nozzle’s height is set from face to centerline, you might use
Position > Relatively (BY)
and define the relative movement as the offset from P2 to P1.
Solid line nozzle shows position after Step 1. Dashed line nozzle shows position after Step 2.
1. Create and then position the nozzle at the correct Up coordinate and position it to an orthagonal direction the PROJECTION DISTANCE away from the equipment centerline, i.e. E 2’9. P1 should point in the orthagonal direction, i.e. E.
2. From the application menu bar, choose:
Orientate > Rotate
The rotation axis should pass through any point on the equipment centerline, i.e. CYLI origin, DISH origin, EQUI origin, etc. Change the ‘wrt’ to WORL, SITE, ZONE, or EQUI if
The Database Listing form is displayed when you select Utilities>DB Listing or Query>DB Changes from the main bar menu. This form lets you output all or part of the database, including element attributes, as a text file.
A simple procedure to create a DB listing:
<!--[if !supportLists]-->1) <!--[endif]-->Select Utilities > DB Listing
<!--[if !supportLists]-->2) <!--[endif]-->Navigate to the element that you want to list.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->3) <!--[endif]-->Select Add > CE from the DB Listing form.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->4) <!--[endif]-->Destination should be File. Accept the default filename, or give a path and filename of your choice, i.e. C:\temp\P1501A.txt.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->5) <!--[endif]-->Press the Apply button at the lower left corner of the DB Listing form.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->6) <!--[endif]-->Open the file in the text editor of your choice, i.e. NotePad, WordPad, etc., and edit any attributes such as names, positions, etc. Search and Replace can be used to change names throughout the file. Remember, names must be unique. Don’t forget to save the file.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->7) <!--[endif]-->In PDMS, navigate to the level of a legal owner (or below) of the element type that you have listed.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->8) <!--[endif]--> Display > Command Line
<!--[if !supportLists]-->9) <!--[endif]-->Key in: $M C:\TEMP\P1501A.TXT
It can be used in three different modes:
DB Listing: This outputs a listing of the specified parts of the database in its current state.
DB Changes: This outputs a listing of the changes to the specified parts of the database as a macro which can be run in to return the database to the state it was in at the given time or session. You can edit the macro file so that only the required elements are changed.
DB Differences: This outputs a listing of the specified parts of the database, with the old and new elements and attributes changed or added since the given time or session.
The mode affects which gadgets are active on the form. The mode is changed using the options under Control on the menu at the top of the form.
You can send the output to the Screen or a File. If you select File, fill in a valid filename to output to the $PDMSUSER directory, or input a valid pathname to output to a different directory. Select New for a new file, or Overwrite or Append if the file exists: if you do not, you will be prompted to specify which one you want. If you select Screen, the Command Input & Output window will be displayed, ready to display the information when you press Apply.
Browse displays a file browser.
This shows the list of elements that will be reported on when the Apply button is pressed. Clicking on any element in this list will navigate to that element.
The active gadgets in this frame depend on the form mode, which is shown by the frame title. None of the gadgets are active in DB Listing mode. In DB Changes and DB Differences modes, you can select:
Savework, which will report on changes since the last Savework.
TimeDate, which will report on changes since the time and date given.
Time format is HH:MM on a 24 hour clock, e.g. 16:15.
Date format is DD Mon Year, e.g. 9 Feb 1998 or 30 Aug 97
Session, which will report on changes since the given session number. Set the other gadgets in this frame to the time, date, session number and session user of the last saved session of the current DB.
Extract, which is only active when the current element is in an extract database. will report on changes since the given session number. When you choose this option, the options in the Since Extract frame will become active, see below.
You can type in the session number, or change it using the + and - buttons.
Remember that each DB has its own sessions. The current DB is shown by Database Name at the bottom of the frame.
Note that TimeDate and Session are related: changing one will affect the other settings, and also display the correct Session User.
The More button shows a form with the Session comment for the given session.
This button is only active when the form is in DB Changes or DB Differences mode in DESIGN. If switched on, the changed elements will be highlighted in all
the 3D graphics views in the colour specified by Colour>Changes. This option is useful after a Getwork to see the changes that other users have made.
The first drop-down list in the Since Extract frame will become activewhen you choose the Since Extract option in the DB Changes/Differences frame. It shows all the databases in the extract hierarchy above the current extract, with the Master at the top of the list.
The options on the next drop-down list are:
Only which compares the current database with the selected extract ancestor database
Latest which compares the database with the latest version of the selected extract ancestor database.
Session which compares the database with the selected ancestor extract since session nn of that extract.
Date which compares the database with the selected ancestor extract since the given date in a session of the ancestor extract.
The Apply button is only active when there are elements in the Elements list.
The Dismiss button dismisses the form and clears the Elements list.