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Linking Flow from P&ID Views

Acquire must be in Config mode to perform these steps.

This advanced tutorial combines instructions from several topics to explain how flow from two P&ID views can be combined together.

1. Set up multiple P&ID Views

Follow these instructions to set up P&ID Views.

2. Set up flow on the default P&ID

Follow these instructions to set up flow for the P&ID.

The new P&ID View will be displayed as follows:

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3. Double click on the outlet icon

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The Devices Properties window will be displayed:

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4. Select “Link” from the ‘Subtype’ popup menu

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5. Select the other P&ID from the ‘Link P&ID’ popup menu

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6. Click the ‘OK’ button

The interface icon will be converted to an interface link icon:

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7. Click on ‘P&ID’ in the Navigation Bar

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8. Click on the other P&ID

A confirmation dialog will be displayed:

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9. Click the ‘Yes’ button to save the changes

The original P&ID will be displayed:

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10. Double click on the inlet icon

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This Device Properties window will be displayed:

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11. Select “Link” from the ‘Subtype’ popup menu

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12. Select the “Upstream” P&ID from the ‘Link P&ID’ popup menu

13. Select the Interface from the ‘Link Device’ popup menu

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14. Click the ‘OK’ button

The interface icon will be converted to an interface link icon and linked to the other P&ID. The link on the other P&ID will automatically be linked to this P&ID.

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15. Set up the valves on both P&IDs

Follow these instructions to setup the valve status.

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Flow from both the P&IDs will now be linked too!

Tip: In Operator Mode, click an interface link to go to the linked P&ID.

Tip: In Config Mode, right click an interface link and select ‘Activate Button’ to go to the linked P&ID.