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Tips & Tricks: New PFD Border and Information Shapes in VMGSim 7.0

VMGSim™ 7.0 features the new ID blocks and border shapes that make easier the identification and formatting of your PFD. To add ID information to your flowsheet, simply drag and drop the ID block shapes from the Utility stencil. These blocks contain information such as Case Name, Customer and Project Name. Borders can be easily added as well. The new border shapes will automatically adjust to the size of your flowsheet.

The new PFD borders and the ID block shapes are located in the Utility stencil. Simply drag and drop them to add them to your flowsheet.

 

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Figure 1 Utility Stencil with the New Shapes

PFD ID Linked

This shape displays common identification fields from the VMGSim case. The fields are already linked to variables from the reporting system which can be specified through the Reporting menu.

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Figure 2 PFD ID Linked Shape

PFD ID Blank

This shape is a customizable ID block. It contains blank fields that can be used to manually type information or to link information to variables from the case. The fields that can be used from the simulator include:

  • Approved By, Checked By, Comments, Company, Customer, Date, Drawn By, FileName, JobNo, Location, Prepared By and Project.

Detailed steps on how to customize this block can be found in the documentation manual under Flowsheeting/VMGSim Visio PFD/ PFD Information shapes.

PFD Border and PFD Border ID

The border shape adjusts its size to the size of the flowsheet. The PFD Border ID is a combo that includes a PFD ID Linked, PFD ID Blank and PFD Revision Block.

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Figure 3 Flowsheet with a PFD Border Shape

More information about ID blocks and borders can be found in the documentation manual under Flowsheeting/VMGSim Visio PFD/ PFD Information shapes.

Please contact your local VMG office for more information.

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