I wish there was a way to save the rearrangement of the columns in the DataManager. When I rearrange columns in the datamanager to suit my preferences, the rearranged columns do not apply to all sub classes.
Example, Equipment class is arranged to my liking, but I have to go into every single sub type of equipment, and the I have to rearrange the columns for each type of equipment so I can see the classes that we have added to our customized project.
Ditto for Instrumentation, etc. You have to do the rearranging in every single class if you want to see the class definition fields that we have added. Added class definitions appear out to the far right of the DataManager.
Also, for multiple users of a project, the rearrangement is specific to the user. If there was a way to save, export and import the arrangement, it would be a great timesaver so the multiple users are looking at the data in the same way.
Additionally, when the project is cloned, all of the columns are reset and this task has to be done yet again, at each users station.
Add a method to import/export classes to/from other projects.
General maintenance can be improved. Customizations are all or nothing now.
In my current customized project, an Instrumentation subclass has become corrupted.
There is no available method to preserve the project customizations and migrate only the
properly functioning subclasses to another project.
Improve the quality and quantity of items covered in the documentation.
Some items were not properly covered in previous documentation i.e., the definition of the line hierachy numbers (1 thru 5).
More customization topics could be included in a standard manual that is freely available after the software's purchase.
Improve line modification to be more predictable when connected to equipment.
Quirky zig zags can occur when re-routing connected process lines.
Reduce dependency on custom objects
The application's DWG file should not have to be exported to work seamlessly with vanilla versions of AutoCAD.
The above reasons have led to search and purchase a more mature and easily maintainable plant design solution.
We see no need in investing any additional of our company's time to debug items that should have been
addressed before the application's release.
At the start of a project all valves are inserted as globe valves, but when progressing into the project, the valves are replaced by specific types.
It should also be possible to;
- password protect the P&ID DWG Settings and the P&ID Class Definitions.
- create a new class directly under Inline Assets
- remove System Properties and Selection Lists
- rearrange the properties under all items
- copy the properties from one class to another
I would like to see a more efficient publish. One where you can set the publish destination and name to each drawing separately; so for those of us who have multiple folders for our DWF’s, every time we publish a drawing we don’t have to change the name and set the location it would get them from the drawing properties.