Planet GmbH ● Kammerstück 23 ● D Dortmund ● Tel. (+49) 0231 / ● Fax. (+49) 0231 / ● RC-PLANET The universal solution within the ranges of planning, documentation and maintenance
RC PRODUCTSCAE2007 RC - PLANET HIGHLIGHTS: RC-PLANET covers the representation and the treatment of process engineering patterns as application with high performance standard up to tubing plans, isometries and applications of computations (e.g. Rohr2). Moreover the software system permits the refinement of global planning with regard to the conception of the plant surrounding field, the detail construction of special construction components as well as the pre- and running along calculation for the statement of the prospective and running costs of project including resulting material costs and the used men power. Center of the planning system is the module RC-3D, with which – on the basis of dimensional drawings of the components and the plant plan – the tubing plan can be provided or be generated from the isometry. Planet GmbH ● Kammerstück 23 ● D Dortmund ● Tel. (+49) 0231 / ● Fax. (+49) 0231 / ●
RC PRODUCTSCAE2007 RC - PLANET THE RC SPECTRUM: Project management, project structuring, date and process management, personnel employment and cost planning, date and cost control, progress control and quality assurance. Process development, literature search, consideration of the environmental and safety conditions, economy estimation and engineering computations. Plant planning, basic to detail engineering, process flowsheets, EMSR, isometries, 3D list- and piping planning, process engineering computations, quantity and energy balances, data sheets for machines, apparatuses, measuring-, rule-, list- and arrangement concepts, cost estimation. Authority engineering Equipment construction, order engineering, assignment at assembly enterprises, assembly monitoring, start-up, repair, servicing and maintenance. With RC-Planet the investment security is given by the multiplicity of large-scale enterprises envolved and with companies in-line with standard usage of the development. Planet GmbH ● Kammerstück 23 ● D Dortmund ● Tel. (+49) 0231 / ● Fax. (+49) 0231 / ●
For the handling of the RC-PLANET system finally a particularly created project management tool exists as a control and administrative instrument. RC-REX permits you to treat project-specific information under linkage of individual drawings to logical connections. It controls the flow of data and information between the application programs and allows you to merger further application solutions from third party systems into the RC-PLANET- structure and -systematics. With RC-REX drawing archives can be developed and maintained as well as drawings can be found according to given search criteria. Furthermore the module guarantees the automatic administration and documentation of drawing and parts list revisions as well as the linkage of drawing- spreading information. REX
The following requirements are covered with the document management system : ● Customer-, project- or building-specific administration of drawings, parts lists, supports, total lists etc. ● By disciplines arranged drawings with automatically drawing number assignments ● Automatic generation of the drawing headers from the existing project data ● Administration of the drawing revision with amendment index, date and description for each revision ● Selection of yardsticks and automatic changes of the drawing in the selected drawing framework and yardstick REX ● Administration of arbitrary textlengths for individual specifications ● Automatic launch of the CAD programs with the selected drawing and application / yardstick, drawing head and frameworks are taken from the administration ● Searches with search keys also of paged out drawings ● Removal and storage of drawings, lists and whole projects
WORKFLOW – MANAGEMENT ● Release runs with arbitrarily hierarchised release stages ● Monitoring of dates and a reminder of follow-up activities ● Redlining, post-it note and highlighter functionality independent of the document ● Archiving and inquiry support ● Automatic archiving and a catchword based and indexed search system of your documents ● Archiving of documents and full-text or indexed search ● Open documents with a viewer ● Scrolling through electronic folders ● Location-spreading access to archives ● Information of changes to the documentation ● Freely definable number groups and templates ● Communication ● Support of standard formats ● Arbitrary on- and off-line distribution groups ● Administration and data security ● User´s administration ● Access control and data security ● Separate master data and document management ● Data exchange through various interfaces ● Integration and data transfer from the most important CAD systems (AutoCAD, MicroStation etc.) REX
It covers: ● General Information ● Documentation ● Photo Navigation ● Scheduling and Progress Control ● Symbolism ● Drawings ● Specifications ● Cost Control ● Materials Logistics, Servicing, Maintenance The RC-PLANET Engineering Manager is a flexibly shapable information and management tool, which can be used not only for planning, but especially also for the survey of existing plants. Complex plants are subdivided into subranges and plant images are displayed in a tree structure. The entire system will be represented by a data model, which thereby can be used as a common database by all RC-PLANET modules. The object-oriented way of thinking enables you to structure, to present and to evaluate the whole system or subareas according to different criterias and diverse viewpoints. This procedure is facilitated by the hierarchical structure similar like the Windows Explorer. At this the the particular file icons are comparable with the real process engineering symbols given by the usual standards. RC-REM allows nine different point of views to a project, from a subarea down to separate units. REM
GENERAL INFORMATION The picture alongside shows a project in a structured form that is represented with its basic information (e.g. a subarea of the total plant). The whole plant is embodied in such a way as it actually might have been constructed. Component parameters can be verified and if necessary be changed. The following pages provide examples of the other nine points of view. REM
REM Calendar Administration
Requirements: ● Opening pipes automatically when inserting elements ● Closing pipes automatically when removing elements ● Assigning tables with characteristics to specific elements or components inside the drawing ● Display of pipes according to DIN ● Simple manipulation tools e.g. expanding, tossing, stretching etc. ● Varying the size of symbols ● Transfer of drawings and data from other CAD systems by means of a translation table DIN-compliant symbols can be initialized with a factor. Element-, equipment- and the KKS-terms are queried and inserted – after appropriate examination. Allocation of piping classes and piping numbers, automatic generation of armature, container, pumping, MCS, engine and piping parts lists. Assigning and inserting plant ranges in building groups. Replacement of symbols. Schematic diagram and isometry compound file. Semiautomatic generation of plant blocks and their description. P&ID
Requirements: ● Automatic alignment of flow-dependant elements like e.g. pumps, check valves, etc. ● Catalog supported selection and handling of armatures, pumps, containers, measuring points, etc. ● Drawing independant control of the double numbering, automatic use of the KKS number system ● Delivery of the sequence, the flow direction up to the drawings to the CAD familiy, i.e. RC-Planet list planning, isometry, etc. P&ID ● Export of drawings and data into other CAD systems through the use of DXF- and ASCII- Files ● External compatibility check of each component on DN-, PN-material classes, compare with specifications and generation of an error log ● Simulation of flow behaviour ● Exchange of metering points, engines and drives with MCS-CAD for further treatment, like drawing of operating diagrams, clamping plans, etc.
● Generation of operating diagrams ● Organization of step chains ● Derivative of signal lists ● Derivative of table of contents ● Derivative of bolting devices ● Derivative of alarm specifications FUP ● Drawing-spreading plausibility checks ● Symbol libraries after DIN EN after VGB R 170 C ● Data consistency to REM and P&ID ● Navigation between P&ID flow sheets, step chains and operating diagrams
DOC COMPRESSED PLANT DOCUMENTATION FOR THE VEST POCKET If one would like to “freeze“ the entire documentation of a plant at a certain time, like in case when planning and assembling pass over to production process (As Built Documentation), RC-Planet offers a complete summary of all documents (drawings, lists, plans etc.) in compressed form. It is a more interesting point that the “intelligence“ of the engineering manager RC REM remains almost preserved. Thus e.g. all linkages of drawings to construction units or accompanying documents remain available and by mouse click attainable, in addition, the documents or drawings are present in the view mode, and in a in such a way compressed form, so that all data of the plant can be stored on a commercial pocket PC.
XP1 RC-XP1 enables you to edit extended data within the project database. The design engineer can define own list types and generate individual characteristics. The program enables you to edit directly the individual data records or treat a group of components all at once through multiselect-capability. The processing of the data can be carried out by a controlled MS Excel Export, allowing further departments or subcontractors to be included. The export data can be rewound with a purposeful import procedure into the project data base, inclusive data validating.
The tubing plan is builded or generated from the isometry by taking dimensional drawings of plant components and the plant plan as a basis. Simple presentation of the run of pipes with standard lines Replacing the standard lines by 3D components Project-related definition of origin of ordinates, direction of rotation and building axis Data connection to P&ID and the isometry Implementation of the same expressions according to the isometry and the P&ID Generation of a full-scale pipe representation from the isometry Setting flanges, gaskets and bows after predefined criteria Full-scale input of the apparatuses, machinery and pumps completely with the position of the connecting pipes and in conjunction with the material data base Scaling of elements of piping Fast structure of the building, the stages and platforms Profile representation from the wire model etc. 3D
REQUIREMENTS: ● Representation of plant layout by means of of process engineering and component database with automatically finding the line-connections ● Simple structure of layout components ● Working with a grid system ● Representation of 3D building plan-view containing 3D structural steel shapes, stage platforms, railings ● Working with a pipe downward slope ● Including aligners ● Automatic dimensioning with slope triangles, elevation numbers of space curves, asset coordinates, etc. ● Automatic creation of the weld location list and indication of the connecting parts ● Automatic creation of the pipe book ● Generation of views and sections 3D
REQUIREMENTS: ● Generation of profile and wireframe graphics ● Automatic generation of isometries from the 3D layout plan ● Drawing of support constructions ● Preselection of support concepts by automatic sugestions ● Simply drawing of tube supports by macros for slide assemblies, guide bearings, springs, constant hangers, pipe bridges, steel columns, variations, profiles and dowel plates ● Administration of components like tanks, columns, heat exchangers, pumps, etc. inclusive the coordinates (relevant to the plant layout) of shots, nozzles, orientation ● Generation of layout drawings with connecting piece, material and design data table ● Macros for support legs, skirt supports, bracket supports, bearings, dished end cover, semi ellipsoidal head, pipe caps, apparatuses, flanges, manholes with and without swivel arm, leaders, round stages and pedestals 3D
REQUIREMENTS: ● Weld details like e.g. ring-type banjos with / without reinforcement ● Construction aids for interior modules, details of support rings, sheating, brick lining, struts, guide, transport lugs ● Tables for welding prescriptions, annealing prescriptions, name plates ● Delivery of 3D steel construction grids for 2D detail construction cuts of end plates, foot plates, rib screws, notches ● Delivery of geometry, materials and design factors to computation programs, like e.g. Rohr2, Sinetz, Rohrnetz, ThermNet, DruckNet, Probat, Licon, ISOGEN ● Examination of collisions with plausibility checks 3D
PMX is a program for variational design and is particularly suited for the construction of plant devices and components. The desired solids can simply be pulled via drag&drop from the 3D library of shapes into the AutoCAD drawings. Beside the standardized solid patterns like cube, cylinder, pyramid also typical basic components for system construction like dished end cover, nozzles or backing elements are up for election. The solids will be placed on top of each other or joined together. Every solid can be modified with AutoCAD grips or strech commands or by varying parameter settings. Afterwards the constructed solid equipment is stored in a library. In doing so you build up your own application-oriented and editable collection of construction elements. 3D-variational design, fast and efficient High rate of processing Integrated standard form patterns for the generation of construction equipment Integrated system construction patterns like torispherical heads and connecting pieces User-related CAD library construction from the created 3D equipment variants RC-PMX / 3D Modelling
The 3D AutoCAD application RC-STEEL has successfully been applied in the areas of steel frame building, glass construction and timber. Actually it becomes of great importance for the metal building (winter gardening). Special profiles easily can be added to the existing profile data base by graphing as a cross-section drawing of the new profiles. Of course you can always adjust the profiles according to your demand. RC-STEEL provides the facility for drawing on predefined layers for steel frame building construction, which can be conveniently adapted, or on the actual ones. Optionally you can switch between the different layer views. The creation of a 3D model is so easy as never bevore. A 3D auxiliary grid provides a very high level of processing and clear procedures concerning 3D planning. Consequently it is easy for beginners in the field of 3D-planning to creat quickly a 3D plant model. 3D models have two mayor advantages, by their manifold options they convince and impress customers and in addition to they reduce the error rate, since the connections between the single components can always be controlled by viewing the drawing. Of course, all steel structural elements can also be modified by AutoCAD´s grips. Proven AutoCAD editing functions such as copy, move, trim etc. can be applied to the steel structural elements. You might as well trim steel profiles by standard AutoCAD lines and arcs. Consequently working with RC-STEEL is integrated in the familiar AutoCAD construction environment nearly seamless. STEEL
Utility grid (any number of grids; including non-orthogonal grid) Choice of profiles to load from a data base und as easy to handle als drawing lines with AutoCAD Wide variety of finished components like handrailings, ladders and stairs (parameters can be adjusted menu-driven or by AutoCAD´s grips either before or after the element is pasted into the drawing) Sheet metal drawing / processing Hole pattern design Types of representation (from data sparing and very clearly arranged structured line model up to an extensive profiling; also combined representations are possible, for e.g. handrailings in a line model and profiles and stairs in a contour model) Visibilities (all selected ones in view; all without position number visible) Position number Parts lists / bills of materials Extraction of 2D drawings using AutoCAD functions STEEL
A special feature within our product family is the module RC-PLANET interface. It provides the interface to the RC-PLANET program system and enables the integration and by the market required connection to subsequent processing programs. The data which are recorded within the RC-PLANET (coordinates, tube dimensions, devices, etc.) are directly available through RC-PLANET interface for all external calculation programs and a separately preparation of the data for the subsequent processing is not necessary. RC Interface RC-GEN RC-GEN sets industry standard for high-quality and fully automatically generated pipe isometric for the manufacturing and construction division. Through a complete data transfer of the 3D pipeline route including its elements the program "ISOGEN" creates with the help of RC-IF automatically the isometric whose shape concerning layout, drawing format, components, type of BOM (bill of materials) is incumbent upon the constructor. The open data and program structure enables the user to choose individually adapted pre-settings or standards in order to create isometric for certain tasks with utmost efficiency.
Rohr2 is used for static and dynamic analysis of any piping systems and general frameworks. The static analysis comprises calculation of any loads and load combinations according to 1st and 2nd order theory for linear and nonlinear boundary conditions (friction, bearing lifting, bearing clearance). The dynamic analysis involves the calculation of eigenvalues and natural modes, as well as their processing in various modal response methods for the investigation of earthquakes and water hammer. An overlay module allows the selection and combination of static and dynamic results. Tension verification according to ANSI B31.1, B31.3, B31.8, KTA , KTA , ASME CODE Section III NB, NC, ND, FDBR and AGFW can be performed for tube construction parts. For other bar elements equivalent stresses are calculated according to DIN Part 1 Section The input is carried out unformatted in easily understandable terms of engineering language or by menu navigation through ROHR2 user interface and editor, optional in German or English. A clearly arranged output to monitor, plotter and printer is possible. A 3D interpreter as a diagnostic system facilitates analysis and documentation. Rohr2
SINETZ allows the acquisition or transfer of already generated data. It is used for the stationary calculation of compressible and incompressible flows in ramified and interconnected systems. The output is a list in tabular mode and a graphical network plan in representational mode. The special features of the SINETZ program system are solutions for pressure, heat and density variation over Fanno curves with which pumps and blowers are computed by characteristic curves, chemical data such as steam table, air, flue gas, nitrogen are implemented in the system. Results for pipe sections are flow rate, flow direction, velocity, pressure and heat loss. Results for nodes are pressure, temperature, influent and run-off volumes. Heat loss through the pipe isolation under wind attack are calculated, temperature values at any node can be predefined, drag coefficients of rectangular pipe branches and manifolds are determined by the program, it is a graphical system controlled by mouse click navigation to generate the input data as well as data transfer from ROHR2 and RC-PLANET. SINETZ