Isogen® Drawing Options

The isometrics automatically created by Isogen are un-scaled and the tube sections shrunk or stretched to give the best layout on the paper. Isogen’s unique system logic produces clear, practical pipeline layouts, including cross-overs, based on industry practice.

Isogen’s automatic drawing options include:

  • Dimensions, text positioning and item tagging
  • Standard industry symbols - also covering food hygiene pipework
  • Splitting long pipelines into multi-drawings
  • Calculation and tabulation of cut pipe lengths
  • Weld numbers generated
  • Detailed Bill of Materials and optional material control interface file

An Isogen isometric is essentially a report where the user has a very high level of configuration available to tailor both the drawing and material list to his exact needs, including control of:

  • Isometric type – Fabrication and construction; fabrication only; construction only; individual spool isometrics; multi-pipeline system isometrics
  • Graphic output options – DXF, DWG
  • Drawing size – Metric A series, American ANSI sizes, or special sizes
  • Viewpoint orientation – Indicated by a north arrow
  • Dimensions – Standard string, overall, pipe supports, and to valve centers
  • Drawing frame – User-designed or standard
  • Text – Large, medium, and small

Isogen’s drawing options include:

  • Ability to reference dimensions to nearby objects external to the pipeline, such as steelwork and equipment
  • Insulation/tracing/fluid flow on pipe and fittings
  • Pipe centerline or BOP elevations
  • Continuation/nozzle connection points shown by dotted pipeline indication
  • Additional materials – The user can add-in materials to the bill of materials
  • User-defined spool prefixing and numbering
  • Support for hygienic pipework fittings
  • Detail sketches
  • Information notes
  • Tapping points on fittings
  • Unique part numbers
  • Location points and penetrations
  • Reinforcement pads on fabricated tees and crosses
  • Alternative text – In-house terminology can be included as headings or messages, with support for foreign languages
  • Text positioning – Standard information and symbols can be placed at user-defined locations
  • Ability to ensure the same number of drawings, basic content, and spool and weld numbers following pipe design changes via isometric repeatability
  • Grouping of messages on individual components
  • Item code description and substitution
  • User-defined fittings and symbols
  • Choice of 2D or 3D skew representation
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