a Stress Neutral File for PDS
Before Using This Command you
must have access to an existing PDS Piping Model containing
a completed pipeline.
PDS from either the Shortcut to pdsicon or from Start,
Select Project Number
the PDS project from which the neutral file will be generated.
the Pipe Stress Analysis button.
system will display the Plant Design – Stress Analysis
3-D Model Number(s)
a Model No field and key in a valid model number. Do not
key in the .dgn filename.
software checks the model number for validity and either
accepts the entry and moves the cursor to the next Model
No field or displays an error message in the message field.
Select the Pipeline Names field adjacent to the Model
No field selected in the previous step and key in a valid
software accepts the entry and moves to the next Pipeline
the Stress Output Node:Path field and key in the desired
location of the neutral file.
Select the Stress Defaults File field and key in the location
of the defaults file.
There are 2 defaults files delivered with PDS, defaults.dat
and triflex.dat These files are located
in the product directory C:\win32app\ingr\PDSTRESS\dat
Select the Confirm button to accept the data displayed
on the form and begin generating the
system displays the message "Creating Neutral
the neutral file generation is completed, the system displays
a status form.
status form displays any processing information, warning
messages and/or error messages that occur during the generating
process. Use the scroll bar and buttons to scroll through
the information displayed on the status screen. Refer
to the section Warning and Error Messages for detailed
descriptions of each warning and error message.
to PDS Stress Analysis Interface (PD_STRESS) Reference Guide
DEA503920 for information not covered in this write up.