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  • pdms114/man12/doc1 Issue 070502

    Drawing Production Using VANTAGE PDMS

    Version 11.4

  • Cadcentre Ltd, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HB, UK

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  • Drawing Production Using VANTAGE PDMS contents-i Version 11.4

    Contents

    1 How to Use This Manual ..............................................................................1-1 1.1 The Scope of the Guide............................................................................................1-1 1.2 Learning to Use PDMS ...........................................................................................1-1 1.3 Further Training in PDMS .....................................................................................1-2 1.4 Some Terminology...................................................................................................1-2

    1.4.1 Instructions ....................................................................................................1-3 1.5 How this Guide is Organised ..................................................................................1-3 2 Introducing DRAFT.......................................................................................2-1

    3 Starting to Use DRAFT .................................................................................3-1 3.1 Starting up PDMS DRAFT .....................................................................................3-1 3.2 Using the Mouse......................................................................................................3-4

    3.2.1 The Members List ..........................................................................................3-4 3.2.2 The DRAFT Database Hierarchy...................................................................3-5 3.2.3 Loading an Existing Sheet .............................................................................3-6 3.2.4 The Mouse Buttons ........................................................................................3-7

    3.3 Using Menus............................................................................................................3-9 3.4 Using the Toolbar....................................................................................................3-9 3.5 The Status Area ....................................................................................................3-10 3.6 Using Forms and their Controls ...........................................................................3-10

    3.6.1 Using Option Buttons...................................................................................3-10 3.6.2 Using Check Boxes.......................................................................................3-11 3.6.3 Using Text-Boxes .........................................................................................3-11 3.6.4 Using Drop-Down Lists................................................................................3-12 3.6.5 Using Scrollable Lists ..................................................................................3-12 3.6.6 Actioning Form Inputs .................................................................................3-12

    3.7 Alert Forms ...........................................................................................................3-13 3.8 Accessing On-Line Help ........................................................................................3-13 4 Setting Up the DRAFT Hierarchy.................................................................4-1 4.1 Creating a Department ...........................................................................................4-2 4.2 Creating a Registry .................................................................................................4-4 4.3 Creating Drawings and Sheets ...............................................................................4-5 4.4 Viewing the Sheet ...................................................................................................4-7

    4.4.1 Using the Keyboard and Mouse to Manipulate the View..............................4-7 5 Views .............................................................................................................5-1 5.1 Creating and Modifying Views................................................................................5-1 5.2 User-Defined VIEWs...............................................................................................5-2

    5.2.1 Defining the Drawlist Contents .....................................................................5-3 5.2.2 Setting the Scale.............................................................................................5-4 5.2.3 Other Options.................................................................................................5-4

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    contents-ii Drawing Production Using VANTAGE PDMS Version 11.4

    5.2.4 Displaying the Contents of the View .............................................................5-5 5.3 Creating a Limits-defined View..............................................................................5-5 6 Labelling........................................................................................................6-1 6.1 Introducing DRAFT Labelling ................................................................................6-1 6.2 Creating a General Label........................................................................................6-1 6.3 Label Attributes ......................................................................................................6-3 6.4 Modify Mode ............................................................................................................6-5

    6.4.1 Positioning......................................................................................................6-5 6.4.2 Using the Hotspots.........................................................................................6-6

    6.5 Modifying Labels Graphically.................................................................................6-7 6.6 Menu Options for Modifying Labels .......................................................................6-8 7 Dimensioning................................................................................................7-1 7.1 The Dimensioning Hierarchy..................................................................................7-2 7.2 Linear Dimensions ..................................................................................................7-2

    7.2.1 Creating Linear Dimensions..........................................................................7-3 7.2.2 Deleting Dimension Points ............................................................................7-6 7.2.3 Modifying a Linear Dimension Graphically ..................................................7-6

    7.3 Angular Dimensions................................................................................................7-7 7.3.1 Editing Angular Dimensions Graphically .....................................................7-9

    7.4 Radial Dimensions ................................................................................................7-10 8 Automatic Drawing Production ...................................................................8-1 8.1 General ADP............................................................................................................8-1 8.2 Steelwork Detailing ADP........................................................................................8-6

    8.2.1 The SDADP Options.......................................................................................8-9 8.2.2 The SDA Customisation Macro....................................................................8-10 8.2.3 Creating Some Drawings Automatically .....................................................8-11 8.2.4 How the Sheets are Generated ....................................................................8-12 8.2.5 Changing the SDA Options..........................................................................8-12 8.2.6 Resetting the Options...................................................................................8-14

    9 2D Drafting ....................................................................................................9-1 9.1 Introduction to 2D Dr