This tool is very useful to generate Dia-Inch (Inch Dia) Report for a list of Line Numbers in the PDMS/E3D. To generate Dia-Inch Report in the PDMS/E3D, there is not any tool and must be done by macro from command window.
Dia-Inch means the Size of Pipe which is Joined to another Pipe of Same Size - Say a 10" pipe has a Dia-Inch = 10. So for Calculation/Report/Progress Purpose, When a 10" Pipe is welded with a 10" pipe, output is 10 Dia-Inch.
Another example: If a Reduces Tee (10" X 4") is welded then the welding would be 10 + 10 + 4 = 24 (Tee has 3 joints)
In construction projects Dia-Inch is used to measure/evaluate the progress of Piping Spool fabrication. The weld joint of the pipe size is converted to the equivalent Dia-Inch of welding.
Dia-Inch formula is as follows:
Dia-Inch = Number of joints Size of joint per Inch
In most of the companies usual way to calculate Dia-Inch is as follows:
All elements with their joints number have been considered independently, so the result is not correct and is not reliable. Below image shows this type of calculations:
But in the iDEES in 'Dia-Inch Report 1' (this report), all common joints in each branch will be removed, so the result is more accurate than above usual way. Below image shows this type of calculations:
In the iDEES, 'Dia-Inch Report' tool is a subgroup of AVEVA Utilities Form so user can select desired Lines from PDMS/E3D by using iDEES Line List and Iso Index.