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HierarchyinPDMS(PlantDesignManagementSystem):World,Site,Zone
Inthepreviouspost,wesawthePDMSoverview.IwillcoverWORLD,SITE,ZONEaspectsinPDMS
softwaredevelopedbyAvevaPlanttocreate3Dmodels.
BeforeanyonestartsmodelinginthedesignmoduleofPDMS,heshouldbewellacquaintedwiththe
conceptofhierarchyinPDMSi.e.WORLD,SITE&ZONE.
AllPDMSdataisstoredintheformofahierarchy.APDMSDesigndatabasehas:
atoplevel,World(usuallyrepresentedbythesymbolicname/*)
twoprincipaladministrativesublevels,SiteandZone.
HierarchyinPDMS
IfyoulogintoPDMSSAMPLEprojectwithdesignmodule,thetreeshowninfig.1appearsundertheDesign
Explorer.
AtthetopofthetreeisWORLDwhichcontainsnumberofSITES.IneachSITEtherearenumber
ofZONES.WhilemodelingthedesignershallmodelinthecorrectSITE&thecorrectZONEasperthe
philosophydecidedatthestartoftheprojectbytheLeadEngineer&PDMSAdministrator.These
instructionsaregenerallycoveredinthedocumentcalledas3DModelingExecutionProcedureor3D
ModelingJobNotes.

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Fig.1:HierarchyinPDMSSAMPLEproject
Theconceptofhierarchycanbeexplainedwithanexampleshowninfig.2

WORLDinPDMS:
ThecompleteplantareaappearinginthePlotPlanortheoveralllayoutcanbeconsideredasWORLDfor
theProject.Intheexamplethecompletedeckareahighlightedinthickblackbordercanbeconsideredas
theareaavailableasWORLDinthePDMS.AllthePDMSmodelingshallbelimitedwithinthisarea.

SITEinPDMS:
Inaproject,thePlotPlanortheoveralllayoutisdividedintoseveralsubareasbasedonthesheet(A0or
A1)andthescale(eg.1:100or1:50)usedfordevelopingtheequipmentlayout.
Intheequipmentlayoutforeachsubareatherearedifferentequipment&componentsofeachdisciplinei.e.
MechanicalEquipment,Piping,Electrical,Instrumentation,etc.ThesesubareasareusedtocreateSITES
inPDMS.
InPDMSthereareindividualSITEScreatedfordifferentdisciplinesforeachsubareas.Referringtothe
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examplethedeckareaisdividedintofoursubareasAREA1,AREA2,AREA3&AREA4bythethickred
lines.
ForAREA1,therearedifferentSITEScreatedinPDMSasPIP_AREA1,EQUIP_AREA1,STRU_AREA
1,ELEC_AREA1,INSTR_AREA1formodelingofPiping,Equipment,Structural,Electrical&
Instrumentationrespectively.SimilarSITESwillbecreatedforeachofthesubareas.

ZONEinPDMS:
IneachoftheSITEScreatedtherearedifferentcategoriesofcomponentswhicharerequiredtobemodeled
undereachdiscipline.
ForeachcategorythereisaZONEcreatedinPDMS.
eg.Inaprojecttherearedifferentfluidcodesorservices(i.e.CD,CO,FW,OD,etc.),sothepipescanbe
categorizedasperthefluidcodesorservices.Usingtheabovecategorizationintheexamplethereare
differentZONEScreatedforeachfluidcodeorserviceasPAREA1/PIPECD,PAREA1/PIPECO,
PAREA1/PIPEFW,PAREA1/PIPEOD.
TheabovesplitofWORLD,SITE&ZONEcanbeseenintheFig.3.
GenerallyinaprojectthecreationofSITES&ZONESistheresponsibilityofPDMSadministrator.
ThePDMSdesignerwillnothavepermissiontocreateSITE&ZONEintheproject.PDMSdesignerhasthe
rightsonlytomodeltheequipment&componentintheZONE.
SowhilemodelingthePDMSdesignerhastocheckthephysicallocationofthecomponentonthePlotplan
&equipmentlayoutthenselecttheproperZONEinPDMSbeforestartofthemodeling.
Intheexampleshowninfig.2,tomodelapipewithlinenumberCD4AL0NL1PPinAREA1youshouldbe
ontheZONEPAREA1/PIPECDtomodelthepipe.
ThenamesusedtoidentifydatabaselevelsbelowZonedependonthespecificengineeringdisciplinefor
whichthedataisused.Forpipingdesigndata,theloweradministrativelevels(andtheirPDMS
abbreviations)are:
Pipe(PIPE)
Branch(BRAN)

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Fig2ExampleofaDecklayout

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Fig.3:HierarchyinPDMSforEXAMPLEproject
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