Instrument Data Manager is one of these modules. PDS 3D is used to create three-dimensional plant models, create equipment models, extract isometric drawings, and perform design interference checks and equipment clashes. As with the 2D modules, all of the needed data is stored in relational databases which can be queried or edited. The PDS 3D modules are briefly discussed in the following sections.
It's used to create schematic diagrams and to provide the associated reports and MTOs, and to define and purchase all equipment, instruments, pipe, and so forth, necessary to build the plant. All of the needed data is stored in databases. These are relational databases which you can query, add, delete, or edit information to suit your own or your client's needs.
PDS Design allows designers to create a 3D model of the piping and in-line instruments defined in the P&ID by routing the pipelines through space. When placing the instruments and valves, designers take into account pipeline flexibility, method of construction and ease of access for maintenance and operations. Designers can route pipe in the 3D model as a centerline representation; moreover, a 3D shaded model can be displayed when necessary. The centerline is intelligent and contains all the information relating to a pipeline, such as the piping material class, nominal diameter, fluid code, insulation parameters, temperatures and pressures, and so forth.