Provide comprehensive tools to create, use, modify, analyze and document equipment and machinery configurations found in many manufactured products, plants and ships.
CATIA - Equipment Arrangement 2 (EQT) is used to build and manage all types of equipment and systems found in several products and production facilities. It uses standard conventions, terminology, and practices of those industries. CATIA Equipment Arrangement 2 can be used to build and manage equipment such as boilers, pumps, and heat exchangers as well as brake units, valves and several control systems. The tools are focused on creating intelligent representations and arrangements of equipment with attached attribute data, allowing full specification, within the context of the overall system. The product allows users to create, modify, manage and validate designs of associated systems more productively. Users can annotate the 3D model, query design data, and generate appropriate report information, using an intuitive and productive user interface. This capability, integrated with PDM, can be used for downstream product management processes throughout the product lifecycle. Integrated with the 2D Diagram applications it provides a powerfull tool to place and manage your 3D equipments and systems.
- Provides powerful setup tools and the ability to query and analyze equipment placements
- Builds and manages intelligent representations of equipment, with productive modification capabilities
- Enables "smart" object modeling, customization of equipment, user defined ID rules for objects and dynamic rule triggering
- Allows placement of piping, functional and instrumentation-driven equipment on the layout
- Easy and correct arrangement of equipment and systems from catalogs into the 3D Digital Mockup
Product Key Customer Benefits
- CATIA - Equipment Arrangement 2 builds and manages intelligent representations of equipment: This intelligent, or Smart Object, modeling and customization capability provides a base object model that incorporates basic equipment behaviors, relationships and attributes. In addition, it allows the designer to customize the object model, through the ability to define sub-classes and add attributes.
- Provides user defined ID rules for objects: Designers can define ID rules to specify their company-specific naming formats and conventions for objects. In addition, ID rules can be assigned to individual classes of objects. When objects are created in the design document, their ID's are generated automatically, using the user defined ID rules.
- Allows function-driven piping parts placement on the layout: Users can capture the design intent for selected physical parts to ensure modification scenarios are possible based on the original reasons for the piping layout. This knowledge management functionality will follow the parts throughout their existence in the company data repository, and will be available for future reference when maintenance/upgrade is required.
- Allows piping and instrumentation-driven equipment placement: With this new function, users can select equipment from the catalog, using specifications that are defined for a specific project and to meet a precise context. These specifications may include temperature, pressure, corrosion allowance, etc. In addition, pipe specification-driven nozzles can be created. This functionality provides users 'design-for-use' methodology, allowing precise specifications to be met.
- Placement of equipment from catalogs: Catalog-driven equipment placement enables users to build layouts quickly, using the standard catalog browser. Additionally, user-defined equipment and components can be easily stored and accessed from the catalog, as required.
- Allows arrangement of equipment in design documents: Designers can easily arrange equipment with respect to, or independent of, other objects in the design document.
- Integrates dynamic rule triggering during the preliminary and detailed design process: Users can employ standard rules, or create their own customized checks, to analyze and validate their designs.
- Supplies productive equipment modification capabilities: Through the use of direct manipulation capabilities, equipment locations, as well as geometric parameters, can be easily modified on the fly. Tools also allow offset measurement between equipment and objects in the design model, and provide associativity between equipment and other objects that are defined in the design document.
- Powerful query and analysis capabilities: Users can perform a wide variety of queries and/or analysis on the specific properties of any object in the design document. This includes searching for objects in the design model based on object class hierarchy, and querying specific equipment behaviors. Through a network analysis tool, designers also have the ability to query and analyze equipment connectivity. Additionally, users can browse the equipment catalog and search, via catalog hierarchy, equipment geometry and technology, to locate a particular part. This is helpful throughout the product lifecycle, providing easy access to part information all the way to the crew maintaining the equipment throughout its use.
- Provides powerful setup tools: The product now supports the use of multiple graphic representations for defining equipment symbols when creating catalogs. During the design process, users can activate graphic representations while the status remains active. The user can customize corporate data and define rules that will enforce company standards, such as equipment specification and geometry definitions, as well as equipment catalog building. ANSI-based equipment starter catalog and tables enable administrators to establish project specifications and standards that ensure a quality design. A Starter set provides initial, customizable templates for standard nozzle types and equipment, including vessels, heat exchangers, motors, drives and pumps, and includes data definitions, parametric shapes and specification tables.