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Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1

Bentley Substation Instruction Manual Version 3.1

V 3.1 Bentley Substation Instruction Manual Version 3.1 Authors: Alex Liang, Jason Jew, Nam Trinh, Rich

Authors: Alex Liang, Jason Jew, Nam Trinh, Rich Malins, and Stephen Follett

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Table of Contents

Preface

8

 

A. Purpose:

8

B. Requirements:

8

 

C. Legends:

8

D. Shortcut Keys:

8

E. Glossary, Definition, and Terminology

9

I. General Approach

10

A. Software Overview

10

B. Drawing Size, Page Format, Title Block, and Scaling

10

C. Handling Existing Vector/Raster Drawings

10

II. Design Approach

11

III. Launching Bentley Substation and Working with Project Manager

12

A. Restoring a Project from Backup

14

B. Creating a New Project

15

C. Creating a New Drawing Page

16

D. Copying a project

24

E. Copying a Drawing Page

24

F. Renaming a Project or Drawing Page

25

G. Modifying a Project or Drawing Page

27

H. Running reports

28

I. Viewing BM Explorer

29

J. Adding spare parts

29

IV. Designing with Existing Vector/Raster Drawings

30

A.

General Method

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B. Bringing in Existing Vector Files to a Bentley Substation Drawing

30

C. Placing symbols into Vector/Raster Graphics

31

V. Inserting 2D Symbols

31

A. Symbol by Name Method

31

B. Symbol by Part Number Method

33

C. Symbol by Device ID Method

34

D. Symbol by Macro Method

35

VI. Designing the Electrical 3D Layout Models

36

A.

Naming Convention for Electrical 3D Model, Saved Views, and Callouts Based on Bus

Configurations

39

1. Single Bus/Main and Aux Bus/Double Bus (115kV)

39

2. Ring Bus (115kV)

40

3. Breaker and A Half Bus (230kV)

41

4. Typical Distribution Substation (115kV-Ring Bus/12kV-Double Bus shown)

42

B. Creating a New Electrical 3D Layout Model

43

C. Assembling the Electrical Master Site Layout

45

D. Creating Saved Views

45

E. Creating Section Callouts

50

F. Creating “Step” Section Callouts

55

G. Modifying Section Callouts

57

VII. Inserting 3D Objects

60

A. Inserting Substation Object

60

B. Inserting Cable/Bus Object

64

1. Placing Rigid Bus Conductors

2. Placing a Rigid Bus Conductor Using the “Height Change, Rigid Bus-Bars” Algorithm

64

 

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3. Placing a Cable Using the “Catenary Sag” Algorithm

69

4. Placing a Cable Using the “Spline Sag” Algorithm

72

C. Snapping Connectors to Cables and/or Buses

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VIII. Designing Construction Drawings

78

A. Creating a Plan View Drawings (i.e. General Arrangement Outdoors)

78

1. Creating a New Page

78

2. Referencing In a Plan View

82

3. Modifying the Viewable Area of a Plan View

90

B. Creating Section View Drawings

96

1. Creating a New Page

96

2. Referencing In a Section Callout/Detail Callout

100

C. Clipping Plan Views and Section/Detail Callouts

104

 

1. Clipping by Using the Clip Volume Tool

104

2. Modifying/Deleting a Clipping

107

 

D. Rendering Plan and Section Views

112

E. Placing Construction Labels

116

F. Placing Manual/Automatic Balloons

116

IX. Clash Detection

116

X. Assigning Part Numbers to Panel Layout Symbols

116

 

A.

Placing part numbers to symbols while auto-updating the symbol

116

XI.

Designing Grounding Grid Drawing

124

A. Creating an Arrangement of Grounds Model/Drawing

125

B. Placing the Grounding Grid

125

C. Placing Grounding Grid Connectors

126

D. Extracting Grounding Grid Information

127

XII. Designing Conduits Drawing

128

XIII. Designing Single Line / Meter & Relay and Station Service Diagrams

128

XIV. Designing Schematic Diagrams and Contact Development Tables

128

 

A. Designing from Intelligent Design Standard/Previous Intelligent Project(s)

128

B. Designing Schematics from Scratch

129

C. Inserting Wire Tags

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1. Overview

129

2. Inserting Individual Wire Tags

130

3. Inserting Wire Tags Automatically on AC Schematics

134

4. Inserting Wire Tags Automatically on DC Schematics

136

D.

Inserting Wire Links

138

1. Different Wire Link Symbols

138

2. Wire Link Usage

140

3. Hiding Drawing Cross References

141

E.

Inserting Cable/Circuit Numbers

142

XV.

Designing SCADA Related Drawing

145

XVI.

Designing Panel Layouts

145

XVII.

Bill of Materials, Name Plate, and Target Plates Reports

149

A.

Overview

149

 

1.

Assigning Balloon Number to Construction Drawings using “Insert Balloon”

 

command

149

 

2. Assigning Balloon Number by “Device Properties” Dialog Box

150

3. Assigning Balloon Number using the “Data Manager” tool

150

4. Assigning Job Order Number by “Symbol Text” Dialog Box

151

5. Assigning Job Order Number using the “Data Manager” tool

151

B.

Running Report Output to Microsoft Excel Format

153

C.

Importing Excel File to Materials Database

156

XVIII.

Designing Circuit, Conduit, Trench, and Junction Box Schedules

159

XIX.

Generating Drawing List

159

XX.

Plotting and Publishing a Project

160

A.

Printing Full Size Drawings for Final Issue

160

B.

Printing Drawings for Review (not full size)

171

C.

Printing Drawings NOT in ProjectWise

182

D.

Creating PDF or TIF files

192

E.

Creating 3D PDFs

203

XXI.

Backing up, Incorporation, and Archiving a Project

204

A.

Overview

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B. Interim Mandatory Backup for Data Retention

205

C.

Project Incorporation

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Date

Rev.

Description

By

Chk by

02-03-12

2.1

Added Rev. block and other misc. changes

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A2L4

 

2.2

Chgd. Sec. III.E

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07-24-12

2.3

Chg. Sec XI.A

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05-22-13

2.3C

Updated Sec. VI

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12-26-13

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Revised per SS7 features

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Preface

A. Purpose:

This document outlines all necessary steps and procedures required to complete a substation design project utilizing Bentley Substation software within PG&E configured environment. All users need to follow these steps to ensure contents can be properly utilized among PG&E and contractors.

B. Requirements:

1. Bentley Substation should be properly Installed and Configured.

2. Master PG&E Parts Database has been installed.

3. Master catalogs (2D/3D) are present.

C. Legends:

1. Text in single quote is: ‘Running a command’.

2. Text in double quote is: “Column or field name existing in the software”.

3. Text in bold is: USER TO KEY IN VALUE(S).

4. Text in Italic and bold is: Hint or CAUTION or PAY CLOSE ATTENTION.

D. Shortcut Keys:

Symbol

Old Keystroke

New Keystroke ¹

Degree (5°)

^

Alt+0176

Centered Period (LINE·CKT)

{

Alt+0183

Subscript ‘2’ (H

}

None²

Greek Omega (Ohm Ω)

|

Alt+234 (doesn’t recognize)²

Phase Symbol (3Ø)

\

Alt+0216

Plus or Minus (14 Feet ± 1 Inch)

~

Alt+0177 or Alt+241

Superscript ‘2’ (²)

(none)

Alt+0178 or Alt+253

¹ Alt+XXXX means hold the ALT key, then type the numeric combination above using the num pad (right side of the keyboard), then let go of the ALT key ² Symbol can be inserted using Microstation’s Insert Symbol button on the text editor dialog box.

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E. Glossary, Definition, and Terminology

Backup: The process, which bundles all related files/data of a project to one single file (*.prj)

Construction Drawing: Drawings to be issued out to construction or vendor drawing

DTM: Digital Terrain Model

G.A.O.: General Arrangement Outdoors

Live Nesting Level: defines how many level of reference of a reference the software needs to look through to display the reference

Master Civil Model: 3D drawing containing civil components such as DTM, road, fence, gate(s), PRP, topo…This model will not be issued to construction; it’s used to create foundation arrangement, grading plan, and etc.

Master Electrical Model: 3D drawing containing all actual inserted 3D symbols which will not be issued to construction.

Master Model: 3D workspace model within Bentley Substation. Design can be done on this model. No title block to be included here; and do not issue designs done in this model

My Projects: The folder name which contains all active substation projects

Page Name: Drawing number

Project Name: Substation Name e.g. East Nicolaus Substation

PRP: Project Reference Point; or X,Y coordinate equivalent

RomanS: Front style to be used in PG&E Bentley Substation environment

Sheet Model: 2D workspace model within Bentley Substation. Do not design on this model, this is strictly 2D model containing title block, which to be issued

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I. General Approach

A. Software Overview

Bentley Substation is an intelligent and integrated CADD software which consists of Microstation and a database running in the background. Bentley Substation users can perform all basic drafting tasks that used to be done in Microstation.

Existing drawings with non-intelligent graphics can brought into to the new environment and mixed with new intelligent symbols as necessary. Similarly, legacy 2D physical objects can be on the same drawing with new 3D intelligent symbols.

All drawings for a substation will eventually be bundled into one project file. The project name will be the name of the substation. No individual DGN files will be available for editing or archiving.

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B. Drawing Size, Page Format, Title Block, and Scaling

For simplicity of printing and handling, Bentley Substation will allow you to print to all PG&E approved paper sizes (0-size through 5-size).

Bentley Substation produces drawings utilizing a letter and number coordinate system to properly identify locations of components for intelligent linkage. The appropriate page format needs to be selected for all drawings to be issued.

For electrical designs, there are two types of title blocks: “ETEC4S_TB” and “ETEC4S_TB_EDS”. As the name implies, one is for regular projects and one is for Electrical Design Standard Projects respectively.

Master Layout Model design and schematics will be 1:1 scale. All other drawing’s title block can be scaled appropriately following the latest revision of Substation Design Guidelines.

Refer to Section III.C for more information regarding the creation of different page sizes and commonly used scale factors.

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3.

C. Handling Existing Vector/Raster Drawings

Users can maintain existing drawing numbers for all types of drawings; simply create a new

drawing in Bentley Substation with the same drawing number, page size, and scale, then merge vector contents by referencing and “Merge to Master” command. Intelligent design can be on the same drawing with legacy (non-intelligent) design; however, non-intelligent design will not have the same features as intelligent design.

Similarly, existing drawings containing raster can be edited using Descartes.

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II. Design Approach

It’s important that project design needs to be based on existing and approved design standards, not from other projects when design standards are available. This means all applicable existing standards will need to be modeled ahead of time. If required design standard are not available at H:\Substation Data\Standards, users need to create the design standard first before

proceeding with the design

For non-standard designs, users can start the design from scratch or copy from other projects as appropriate.

For indoor/schematic design, it’s recommended to start with the relay and switch contact development table then build AC/DC schematics by device ID. Do not assign any part number (PG&E Code) to schematics or contact development tables otherwise materials will not be captured on the Bill of Materials report. Only assign part numbers on panel layout drawings.

For outdoor design, users can either copy all applicable standard 3D layout drawings to the project then arrange them to create the Electrical Master Layout drawing or start design by placing symbols/Macros from the catalogs as needed. Final construction drawings will be made up of references of various views of the electrical master layout drawing.

Dimensions, text, balloons, and construction labels will be placed on final construction drawings to be issued.

Following is a basic outline of the Workflow Process:

1. Check ProjectWise and H:\Substation Data\My Projects\ to see if the substation you are about to work on is already in the active projects folder. If not, refer to ProjectWise user manual to create new project in ProjectWise.

2. Check drawings out of WIP into the “References” folder if drawings you need to work on are not already in ProjectWise. Note that you should only do this for drawings that will be converted to Bentley Substation format. For all other drawings from WIP, check out to your LAN ID folder or C:\Data\MAT_DB\ (such as drawings to be superseded, 0-size drawings, etc.).

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Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 3. Proceed with design by working in the Electrical Master

3. Proceed with design by working in the Electrical Master Layout and Civil Master Layout Models first.

Important: please be sure to create one 3D layout per voltage level, bus section, transformer, or bay. Do this by copying the Electrical Master Layout drawing, giving it a unique name (e.g. 115kV Ring Bus or Transformer 1). Recommended criteria as follows:

a. A typical distribution substation will have one layout for the high side, one layout for each distribution transformer arrangement, and one layout for each distribution bus section. An entire ring bus can be on one layout.

b. A typical transmission substation will have one layout for each voltage level; however, within each voltage level, each BAAH bay or bus section will need its own layout. Each transformer shall have its own layout as well.

c. For switching stations, each BAAH bay or bus section will need its own layout.

Finally, reference all layouts into the Electrical Master Layout which will consist of the station fence and control building. See Section VI.A for model and Saved View naming guidelines

4. When project is completed, archive the project -- for instructions, please consult with the ProjectWise User Manual.

III. Launching Bentley Substation and Working with Project Manager

On most workstations, from the desktop, users can double click on the Bentley Substation Icon to launch the program (the blue transformer shortcut icon).

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Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 Alternatively, Bentley Substation can be launched from “Start” Menu 

Alternatively, Bentley Substation can be launched from “Start” Menu “All Programs” “Bentley” “Bentley Substation V8i” “Bentley Substation V8i”.

Once Bentley Substation has launched, the “Project Manager” dialog appears as shown below.

the “Project Manager” dialog appears as shown below. The following tasks can be done using the

The following tasks can be done using the “Project Manager”:

- Restore a project from backup/archive

- Create a new project and new drawing page

- Copy a new project or drawing page

- Rename and modify a project or drawing page

- Run reports

- View BM Explorer

- Add spare parts

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A. Restoring a Project from Backup

On a regular production run, after a project has been completed using Bentley Substation, it will be backed up into one single file which will then be archived. This archived project needs to be restored in Bentley Substation’s Project Manager before it can be worked on again.

On “Project Manager”, point to “File” “Restore”, the “Restore Project” dialog box appears

s tore”, the “Restore Project” dialog box appears Line 1: Click on the ellipsis for the

Line 1: Click on the ellipsis for the “Project File (*.Prj) field to select a project to be restored:

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Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 Select a project to restore and click “Open” Line 2:

Select a project to restore and click “Open”

Line 2: Keep the default file path “H:\Substation Data\My Projects” folder here since all active projects will be placed in one location

Line 3: Assign a new project name if needed, otherwise, the name for the project to be restored will be kept

B. Creating a New Project

Within the “Project Manager”, a new project can be created by right clicking on “My Projects” directory, select “New Project”, or “File” “New” “New Project”, or shortcut ‘Ctrl+N’ .

 “New P roject”, or shortcut ‘Ctrl+N’ . The project name will be the substation name

The project name will be the substation name or switching substation name e.g. Orosi Substation or Santa Ynez Switching Station.

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Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 After keying in the substation name, click on “Description” and

After keying in the substation name, click on “Description” and key-in the following information as shown below. This information will appear on the title block.

C. Creating a New Drawing Page

After successfully creating a new project, the “New Page” dialog box immediately appears which asks the user to create a new drawing page.

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Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 1. Project – Ensure you are creating the drawing in

1. Project – Ensure you are creating the drawing in the proper project

2. Drawing Set – Type in a drawing set (or choose an existing). More info regarding Drawing Set see Section III.C.18.i.

3. Installation – Type in a Page Installation, or choose an existing from the drop down list.

4. Location – Type in a Page Location, or choose an existing from the drop down list.

For drawings that contain devices that have different installation and location, such as Single Line, Single Line Meter & Relay, Panel Layout, etc, leave page Installation and Location blank. The use of fields can help simplify the assignment of installation and location for devices to be placed.

For all other drawings, follow the Installation and Location definition chart below to key in the appropriate information for these pages. Note that all elements placed on the drawing will inherit the Installation & Location specified here.

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Note: do not use special characters for Installation or Location (#, &, commas, apostrophes, colons, semicolons, parentheses, *, etc)

OUTDOORS

INDOORS

Installation:

Installation:

-Voltage class

-Voltage class Building name e.g. 115kV MPAC 1 or Control Building

-Grounds

 

-Conduits

 

-Voltage Class Bus Section (for circuit breakers) e.g. 230kV Bus Section E, 12kV Bus Section D

-Voltage Class Bus Section (for switchgear) e.g. 21kV Bus Section G

Location:

Location:

-Breaker # e.g. HVCB 182

-Panel #s e.g. Panels 1-5 or 115KV Panels 6-10

-Floor name and Bay# / Bus Sect. name (enclosed substation)

-Wall’s name

-Transformer Bank # e.g. TB#1

-Floor # and panel # / Wall’s name (enclosed substation)

-Feeder # (for distribution feeders) e.g. Feeder 1101

 

5. Page Name – Type in a Page Name, most likely will be a PG&E drawing number beginning with 0-, 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, or 5-, or describing the layout.

6. Initial Mode – Choose the type of drawing you are creating from the list of available types.

7. Title Block – The default is ETEC4S_TB, which is the proper title block for 4-size drawings. For 0-size, choose ETEC0S_TB, 1-size drawings, choose ETEC1S_TB, 2-size drawings, choose ETEC2S_TB, 3-size drawings, choose ETEC3S_TB, and for 5-size drawings, choose ETEC5S_TB.

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8. Place title block in sheet mode – ensure this box is NOT checked for new drawings.

9. Page Format – The default is ETEC4S, which is the proper page format for 4-size drawings. For 0-size drawings, choose ETEC0S, 1-size drawings, choose ETEC1S, 2-size drawings, choose ETEC2S, 3-size drawings, choose ETEC3S, and for 5-size drawings, choose ETEC5S.

10. Page Macro – this allows cells to be placed automatically upon page creation. Currently, the cells that are inserted using the PAGE_TEXT_MACRO_#-SIZE macros are: LNAMES, DESFIL, PGE3PH, NOTES, REF, DWGNO, and also inserts text nodes of appropriate size inside the revision block. Depending on what size drawing you are creating, adjust this field as necessary:

a. For 4-size 1:1 scale drawings, nothing needs to be changed, as PAGE_TEXT_MACRO_4-SIZE is the default

b. For 0-size 1:1 scale drawings, click on the ellipses and choose

PAGE_TEXT_MACRO_0-SIZE

c. For 1-size 1:1 scale drawings, click on the ellipses and choose

PAGE_TEXT_MACRO_1-SIZE

d. For 2-size 1:1 scale drawings, click on the ellipses and choose

PAGE_TEXT_MACRO_2-SIZE

e. For 3-size 1:1 scale drawings, click on the ellipses and choose

PAGE_TEXT_MACRO_3-SIZE

f. For 5-size 1:1 scale drawings, click on the ellipses and choose

PAGE_TEXT_MACRO_5-SIZE

g. For drawings of any size that are not 1:1 scale (scale factor is anything other than 1), clear out this field (make it blank). Please see below for detailed information on how to add the page macro for these types of drawings.

h. All drawings not 1:1 scale:

When creating these types of drawings, the Page Macro field should be blanked out. Once the page gets created, the appropriate page macro needs to be inserted, but scaled to match the scale of the drawing.

With the drawing open, click on the Insert Macro button:

With the drawing open, click on the Insert Macro button: Search for, or type in, the

Search for, or type in, the appropriate macro depending on drawing size:

i. For 4-size drawings, select or type in PAGE_TEXT_MACRO_4-SIZE

ii. For 0-size drawings, select or type in PAGE_TEXT_MACRO_0-SIZE

iii. For 1-size drawings, select or type in PAGE_TEXT_MACRO_1-SIZE

iv. For 2-size drawings, select or type in PAGE_TEXT_MACRO_2-SIZE

v. For 3-size drawings, select or type in PAGE_TEXT_MACRO_3-SIZE

vi. For 5-size drawings, select or type in PAGE_TEXT_MACRO_5-SIZE

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Next, click on “Macro Settings” on the bottom right hand corner of the dialog box, and then type in the same scale factor you used in Step 10 in the previous section. Click OK

Click on “Place Macro” when finished

section. Click OK Click on “Place Macro” when finished With the macro on your mouse cursor,

With the macro on your mouse cursor, click on the lower left corner of the drawing page and perform a data (left) click.

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Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 To complete filling in the title block within “Project Manager”,

To complete filling in the title block within “Project Manager”, click on the “Drawing Set” tab (at the bottom of the window) and key in additional information required for the project.

and key in additional information required for the project. Note that this information will appear on

Note that this information will appear on all drawings within the project.

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Drawing Set Tab
Drawing Set Tab

Drawing Set – A collection of drawings involved in a particular project, but within the same Substation (Project).

i. For example, all drawings required for a Bank Replacement Job would be in one Drawing Set called “REPLACE BANK 1” or similar.

ii. For subsequent projects requiring a drawing already assigned to a Drawing Set (but the project has already been completed), one would then change that particular drawing’s Drawing Set to describe the new project.

An example would be the Single Line Diagram or General Arrangement Outdoors, which would be required for most projects.

Note: do not use special characters for Installation or Location (#, &, commas, apostrophes, colons, semicolons, parentheses, *, etc)

Installation – See table above for examples

iii. Outdoor Arrangement Drawings: Installation represents the voltage class and bus section name.

iv. Conduit & Ground Drawings: Installation would be either “Conduits,” “Grounds,” or “Conduits & Grounds” for both.

v. Indoor Arrangement Drawings: Installation represents the name of the building.

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1. For substations containing only one building, Installation would be the name of the building, for example “Control Building.”

2. For substations containing more than one building, Installation would be the voltage class of the building, followed by the name of the building, to identify one building from another. For example, “115kV Control Building” or “230kV MPAC .”

i. Note: Location – a more specific description of where the piece of equipment is located. This location is somewhere within the “Installation.” See table above for

examples.

11. Scale Factor – This is where you set your page scale. Common values:

Scale

Scale Factor

Scale

Scale Factor

1’ = 1’-0”

1

1/16” = 1’-0”

192

3” = 1’-0”

3

1” = 10’

120

2” = 1’-0”

6

1” = 20’

240

1½” = 1’-0”

8

1” = 30’

360

1” = 1’-0”

12

1” = 40’

480

¾” = 1’-0”

16

1” = 50’

600

½” = 1’-0”

24

1” = 60’

720

3/8” = 1’-0”

32

1” = 100’

1200

¼” = 1’-0”

48

1” = 200’

2400

3/16” = 1’-0”

64

1” = 400’

4800

1/8” = 1’-0”

96

1” = 500’

6000

3/32” = 1’-0”

128

1” = 1000’

12000

12. Set page online – This needs to always be checked

13. Page Descriptions – The information entered here will appear in various spots on the title block. Information can be entered here, or at a later time by either selecting “Modify Page” after right clicking on the drawing listed in the Project Manager, right clicking anywhere on the title block, or via the tab “Page…” at the Data Manager dialog box.

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Once all these are properly filled out, clicking OK will open the new drawing page.

Alternatively, users can right click on the project name in “Project Manager” to create new drawings at any time.

D. Copying a project

To copy a project, in “Project Manager”, right click on the project name to be copied “Copy”; a “Copy Project” dialog box appears:

 “Copy”; a “Copy Project” dialog box appears: Line1: This should be the project the user

Line1: This should be the project the user wants to copy.

Line2: Lets the user define a new location for this project. For the most part, this location should be under “H:\SUBSTATION DATA\MY PROJECTS” folder since all active, ongoing design projects will be in one folder.

Line3: Assign a new name for the project.

E. Copying a Drawing Page

To copy a drawing page, on “Project Manager,” navigate to the project containing the drawing page user wishes to copy right click on the drawing “Copy”, the “Copy Page(s)” dialog appears.

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Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 The most important thing to do first is to select

The most important thing to do first is to select the destination for the project where you want to copy the drawing(s) to. Fill in the rest of the fields as needed or leave “(Keep Existing)”. If drawing description needs to be changed, click on the “Description” button and key in all drawing info/description. Click “OK” when done.

For the “Page Options” field, “Maintain Device ID” should be checked and the pull down menu should have “Tag Only” selected.

The “Set Pages Online” box should also be checked.

On the “Wire Number Options”, check “Maintain Wire Numbers” and select “Tag Only”. Also check “Maintain Wire Link IDs” and also select “Tag Only.”

Note: refer to Section XIV A to universally change Device ID and other data using the “Data Manager” tools

F. Renaming a Project or Drawing Page

To rename a project, from “Project Manager”, right click on the project to be rename “Rename”

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Key in a new name and click “OK”
Key in a new name and click “OK”

To rename a drawing page (drawing number), from “Project Manager”, right click on the drawing to be renamed “Rename”

Besides renaming a drawing page, note that “Drawing Set”, “Installation”, and “Location” can be changed here as well. Key in a new drawing name (number) and click “OK”

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G. Modifying a Project or Drawing Page

To modify a project, from “Project Manager”, right click on a project to be modified, the “Modify Project” dialog box appears:

to be modified, the “Modify Project” dialog box appears: Click on “Description”  “Business Line” and

Click on “Description”

dialog box appears: Click on “Description”  “Business Line” and “Facility Type” can be modified

“Business Line” and “Facility Type” can be modified here

To modify a drawing page, from “Project Manager”, right click on the drawing to be modified,

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Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 All active fields can be modified here. Note: to modify

All active fields can be modified here. Note: to modify inactive fields (Project:, Drawing Set:, Installation:, Location:, Page Name:), use the “Rename” command.

Note: the use of the “Place title block in sheet mode” check box is no longer necessary. Please do not check this box under any circumstances. Failure to do so may result in losing work.

H. Running reports

Reports (B/M) can be run in Project Manager; however, a drawing page must be opened. See section XVIII for more detailed on running report commands and features.

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From the Project Manager, you can view a list of all of the items that
From the Project Manager, you can view a list of all of the items that have been assigned
Part Numbers by clicking on the “BOM Explorer” tab on the bottom of the Project Manager.
Here, you can edit the quantities of parts, and also remove part #s (do this with caution!)

I. Viewing BM Explorer

J. Adding spare parts

(Not being used at this time); Users can add spare part using the traditional material database.

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IV. Designing with Existing Vector/Raster Drawings

A. General Method

Since Bentley Substation carries full Microstation features, modification of raster and vector files will be handled similarly to how Microstation handles them.

After vector files are copied to a Bentley Substation drawing by ‘referencing’ and ‘Merge to Master’ commands, users can still use familiar drawing tools to modify vector contents just like in Microstation. New intelligent symbols can be combined with non-intelligent (vector) graphics.

B. Bringing in Existing Vector Files to a Bentley Substation Drawing

Users should place the existing raster/vector files in the “References” folder within the project’s main folder. This folder contains all drawings checked out from WIP that are to be converted into Bentley Substation format; this includes both vector and raster files.

In “Project Manager”, open a drawing that user wishes to bring existing vector content into (it’s important to ensure that the Bentley Substation file’s scale is compatible with the vector drawing scale). Run the ‘Reference’ command ‘Attach’, and then navigate to the “Reference” folder containing the existing vector file the file to be attached and click “Open.”

Once the vector file has been referenced in, use clip reference to exclude unwanted data (such as drawing numbers in the border, revision block info, extraneous data outside the format, etc.). Then, merge the vector drawing into the Bentley Substation drawing.

the vector drawing into the Bentley Substation drawing. Note: if the vector file to be referenced

Note: if the vector file to be referenced and merged to the Bentley Substation drawing contains a raster file, that raster file will be referenced into the Bentley Substation drawing as well. Click on the “Raster Manager” command to verify.

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Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 The example below shows the raster file listed in the

The example below shows the raster file listed in the Raster Manager. Basic raster file manipulations such as move, scale, copy, rotate…can be done using Descartes tools.

scale, copy, rotate…can be done using Descartes tools. Important: to avoid the raster file being detached

Important: to avoid the raster file being detached when opening the file next time, the raster file’s path needs to be validated as follows: in the “Raster Manager” dialog box, right click on the raster file “File Name…,” click on the magnifying glass and browse to the correct location of the raster file, then click “Ok”

C. Placing symbols into Vector/Raster Graphics

For Single Line, Schematic and Panel Layout modes use the “Insert Symbol” commands under “Design” task to place 2D symbols on the drawing.

Bentley Substation will not recognize connections between intelligent symbols and non- intelligent graphic (raster/vector). As a result, multiple “Engineering Design Consideration” messages may appear which can be ignored.

For arrangement drawings, insert substation objects in the Master Electrical Layout model, then create saved views as required by the existing raster/vector graphics, and finally referencing these views to the main drawing containing raster/vector graphics. Refer to Section VI for more details.

V. Inserting 2D Symbols

A. Symbol by Name Method

Once a new drawing page has been created in single line, schematic and panel layout mode, users can place 2D symbols from the “Master Catalog 2D”. On the main task “Design” “Insert Symbol by Name”(or shortcut E3).

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 Users can browse the part tree (left column) to select appropriate symbols or key
Users can browse the part tree (left column) to select appropriate symbols or key in symbol
name under the field “Name:.” Note that the top right corner shows the most recently used
symbols and the lower right corner shows a preview of the symbol.
To ‘Rotate’, ‘Scale’, or ‘Mirror’ symbols before placing them, click on “Symbol Settings”
button. Change settings as needed.

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Click “Place Symbol” button to place symbols on the drawing. Once placed down, the Device Properties dialog box will appear:

placed down, the Device Properties dialog box will appear: “ I nstallation”, “ L ocation”, and

Installation”, “Location”, and “Device Tag” can be assigned here along with “Family” if applicable. Under the “Options” box, check the box “Suppress Device ID” if the user does not want to display “Device Tag” on the drawing. Depending on the type of symbols placed, additional dialog boxes may appear.

Note that once symbols have been placed, user can ‘Rotate’, ‘Scale’, or ‘Mirror’ them by using regular Microstation or “Symbol Settings” commands .

Symbol Text can be moved by right click “Text Position” or modified by right click “Symbol Text…”

B. Symbol by Part Number Method

For Panel Layout Drawing Mode, symbols may be placed by Part Number or PG&E Material Code. On the main task “Design” “Insert Symbol by Part Number”(or shortcut E4). Please note that this method only works if a PG&E Code has been previously assigned to the symbol.

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Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1  Note that a PG&E Code may be associated with

Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1  Note that a PG&E Code may be associated with

Note that a PG&E Code may be associated with more than one symbol. If this is the case, user needs to select an appropriate symbol under “Select Symbol:”

C. Symbol by Device ID Method

This method is particularly helpful when a device has been placed on the drawing, assigned with a Device ID and also assigned a Device Family, and the user needs to place additional components of that device. For example, the contact development table for a relay has been placed on the drawing and now the user needs to place the rest of the contacts.

From the main task “Design” “Insert Symbol by Device ID” (or shortcut E5)

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Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 Filtering by “Installation” and “Location”, the “Device ID(s)”

Filtering by “Installation” and “Location”, the “Device ID(s)” window displays all devices that had been placed in the project. Note that this method only works when a device carries a family and the family has been selected when previously placed.

Clicking on a Device Tag displays all symbols available to be placed. Note that the X in front of the symbol indicates the symbol has been placed and no longer available for placement. Hint: hold down the Ctrl key to select and place multiple symbols at a time.

D. Symbol by Macro Method

Macro is a group of symbols that were previously grouped and can be placed all together at the same time. A Macro carries full properties and attributes of the individual symbols that make up that Macro. Once a Macro has been placed, symbols that make up that Macro can be treated as individual symbols. This means user can modify, move, scale, or copy those symbols.

To place a Macro, from the main task “Design” “Insert Macro” (or shortcut E2)

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Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 Several Macro settings can be done here. Be sure the

Several Macro settings can be done here. Be sure the checkbox “Maintain Device IDs as created when inserting Macro” is checked. Depending on the type of Macro, additional dialog boxes may appear to prompt the user to enter symbol text, current rating, and etc…

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VI. Designing the Electrical 3D Layout Models

The Electrical 3D Layout models serve as sources for the majority of outdoor arrangement drawings, including but not limited to the General Arrangement Outdoors, Sections, Elevations, and Detailed drawings. These 3D models include actual inserted 3D substation objects only.

With existing substation facilities, the Electrical 3D Layout models will initially contain only new portions of the ongoing project. Existing equipment will not be modeled and/or added to this model unless there is value added by doing so. Eventually when all equipment in the facility has been replaced, the Electrical 3D Layout models will be complete.

Here is the work flow and how the Electrical 3D Layout Models are utilized:

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Substation Physical Design Work Flow Hierarchy

Electrical 3D Layout (Distribution) Sub Model (one for each bus section)
Electrical 3D Layout
(Distribution) Sub
Model (one for each
bus section)
Electrical Master 3D Layout (one for the entire station)
Electrical
Master 3D
Layout (one
for the entire
station)
Electrical 3D Layout (Transmission) Sub Model (one for each voltage level and bus
Electrical 3D Layout
(Transmission) Sub
Model (one for each
voltage level and bus
Civil Master Site 3D Layout (one for the entire station) Sec. Plan View (saved view
Civil Master Site
3D Layout (one for
the entire station)
Sec.
Plan View
(saved view –
sheet model)
for Callouts
Sec. Callout
Sec.
Sec. Callout
Plan View
(saved view –
sheet model)
for Callouts
Sec.
Sections & Details
(Construction Mode)
(Construction Mode)
& Details (Construction Mode) (Construction Mode) Arrangement of Grounds - Outdoors (Construction Mode)
& Details (Construction Mode) (Construction Mode) Arrangement of Grounds - Outdoors (Construction Mode)
Arrangement of Grounds - Outdoors (Construction Mode)
Arrangement of
Grounds - Outdoors
(Construction Mode)
Arrangement of Grounds - Outdoors (Construction Mode) Arrangement of Foundations - Civil (Construction Mode) All
Arrangement of Foundations - Civil (Construction Mode)
Arrangement of
Foundations - Civil
(Construction Mode)

All 3D works, Saved Views, and Callouts. Turn of hook points and start rendering

Reference, Saved Views, and Callouts. Turn off hook points and start rendering

Plan View (saved view – sheet model) for G.A.O

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Nested
Nested

References,

Dimensions,

Annotations

LEGEND

for G.A.O Nested References, Dimensions, Annotations LEGEND General Arrangement Outdoors/Elevations (Construction
General Arrangement Outdoors/Elevations (Construction Mode)
General
Arrangement
Outdoors/Elevations
(Construction Mode)

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Outdoors/Elevations (Construction Mode) -3 D Model Page 37 of 211 -S heet model within the 3D
Outdoors/Elevations (Construction Mode) -3 D Model Page 37 of 211 -S heet model within the 3D
Outdoors/Elevations (Construction Mode) -3 D Model Page 37 of 211 -S heet model within the 3D

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-Sheet model within the 3D model (Saved views and Callouts) -Construction Mode (DWG to be issued) -Sheet model reference

-Drawing page reference

Arrangement of Conduits - Outdoors (Construction Mode)
Arrangement of
Conduits - Outdoors
(Construction Mode)

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All Electrical 3D Layout models will NOT be issued to construction; therefore, they will not have title blocks.

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The Electrical 3D Layout model will need to be created only once. If the project already has the Electrical Master Layout model user can skip to Section VII and insert necessary symbols as required by the project.

A. Naming Convention for Electrical 3D Model, Saved Views, and Callouts Based on Bus Configurations

As 3D design continues to grow in our substations, it is imperative to following the following guidelines based on the bus configuration of the project being worked on.

Generally, user must follow either design standards or design guidelines to determine the number of Sections or Elevations for each particular bus configuration. These Sections and/or Elevations are made up by Callouts; these Sections and/or Elevations are named with letters e.g. Section AA or Elevation B etc. These letters are not repeatable within the entire project. Numbers are generally assigned to details e.g. Detail 1, Detail 2, etc…these numbers are not repeatable within the project.

Below are how to breaker down and name 3D models and Saved Views. Note that the underlined parts are similar between various related names.

1. Single Bus/Main and Aux Bus/Double Bus (115kV)

i. 3D Model Names:

Section D Section E Single Bus
Section D
Section E
Single
Bus

There will be 2 3D Models named as:

Electrical 3D Layout 115kV Section D

Electrical 3D Layout 115kV Section E

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Section D Section E Main Bus
Section D
Section E
Main
Bus

There will be 2 3D Models named as:

Aux (Transfer) Bus

Electrical 3D Layout 115kV Section D

Electrical 3D Layout 115kV Section E

Double Bus, Single Breaker and Double Bus Double Breaker are similar where each section is required to have its own 3D models; and the sectionalizing breaker belongs to the previous model.

ii. Saved Views:

Only 2 required for model: Electrical 3D Layout 115kV Section D 1: Plan 115kV Section D W/O Callouts 2: Plan 115kV Section D W/ Callouts and 2 Saved Views for model: Electrical 3D Layout 115kV Section E 1: Plan 115kV Section E W/O Callouts 2: Plan 115kV Section E W/ Callouts

2. Ring Bus (115kV)

i. 3D Model Names:

Ring Bus
Ring Bus

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One 3D model named as: Electrical 3D Layout 115kV Ring Bus

ii. Saved Views:

Only 2 required for model: Electrical 3D Layout 115kV Ring Bus 1: Plan 115kV Ring Bus W/O Callouts 2: Plan 115kV Ring Bus W/ Callouts

3. Breaker and A Half Bus (230kV)

i. 3D Model Names:

ii. Saved Views:

There will be 2 3D Models named as:

Bay 1 Bay 2 Bay 3 Bay 4 Bus 1 Bus 2
Bay 1
Bay 2
Bay 3
Bay 4
Bus 1
Bus 2

Breaker-and-a-Half

Electrical 3D Layout 230kV Bays 1 & 2

Electrical 3D Layout 230kV Bays 3 & 4

Only 2 3D models required: Electrical 3D Layout 230kV Bays 1 & 2 1: Plan 230kV Bays 1 & 2 W/O Callouts 2: Plan 230kV Bays 1 & 2 W/ Callouts and 2 Saved Views for model: Electrical 3D Layout 230kV Bays 3 & 4 1: Plan 230kV Bays 3 & 4 W/O Callouts 2: Plan 230kV Bays 3 & 4 W/ Callouts

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4. Typical Distribution Substation (115kV-Ring Bus/12kV-Double Bus shown)

i. 3D Model Names:

Three 3D models names required for this typical configuration as follows:

Electrical 3D Layout 115kV Ring Bus Electrical 3D Layout Transf. 1 Electrical 3D Layout 12kV
Electrical 3D Layout
115kV Ring Bus
Electrical 3D Layout
Transf. 1
Electrical 3D Layout
12kV Section D

ii. Saved Views:

Only 2 3D models required: Electrical 3D Layout 115kV Ring Bus 1: Plan 115kV Ring Bus W/O Callouts 2: Plan 115kV Ring Bus W/ Callouts and 2 Saved Views for model: Electrical 3D Layout Transf. 1 1: Plan Transf. 1 W/O Callouts 2: Plan Transf. 1 W/ Callouts and lastly 2 Saved Views for model: Electrical 3D Layout 12kV Section D

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1: Plan 12kV Section D W/O Callouts 2: Plan 12kV Section D W/ Callouts

B. Creating a New Electrical 3D Layout Model

Navigate to the ProjectWise tab within Project Manager, highlight the Bentley Substation project (remember, the Bentley Substation project name will be in ALL CAPS) to be worked on Right-click on the Bentley Substation projectand select “New Page”. In the example shown below, “TEST PROJECT SUBSTATION” will be the Bentley Substation project used.

SUBSTATION” will be the Bentley Substation project used. The “New Page” dialog box will open, similar

The “New Page” dialog box will open, similar to the one shown below:

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Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 1. Project – ensure you are creating the drawing in

1. Project – ensure you are creating the drawing in the proper project

2. Drawing Set – type in a Drawing Set, or choose an existing one from the drop-down list (see Section III.C.5.i for proper naming convention)

3. Installation – type in an Installation, or choose an existing one from the drop-down list (see Section III.C.5.iii for proper naming convention)

4. Location - type in a Location, or choose an existing one from the drop-down list (see Section III.C.4 for proper naming convention)

5. Page Name – type in a name for the Electrical 3D Layout Model (see Section VI.A for proper naming convention)

6. Initial Mode – choose 3D Layout Mode from the drop-down list

7. Title Block – clear this field by highlighting and pressing delete or backspace (3D models do not use a title block)

8. Place title block in sheet mode – ensure this box is NOT checked for 3D Layout models

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9. Page Format – Choose 3D LAYOUT from the drop-down list

10. Page Macro - clear this field by highlighting and pressing delete or backspace (3D Layout models do not use page macros)

11. Scale Factor – the scale factor for ALL 3D Layout models is 1

12. Set page online – this needs to ALWAYS BE CHECKED

13. Page Descriptions – you may choose to enter all of the page descriptions at this time, or come back and do it later

Leave all other settings as shown and click “OK”. A new blank page will be created, in which the user can now insert 3D symbols for their project.

To help defining location to insert new 3D symbols, reference the Civil Master Layout Model and locate the new 3D symbols location based on established PRP (X,Y coordinate.)

Hint: for existing substations, users may want to reference the existing general arrangement OD or Ultimate General Arrangement OD in temporarily to locate areas for new 3D symbols. Once the areas for new 3D symbols have been located, users can detach the reference.

If components needed for the project are available in the Master Catalog 3D catalog, follow Section VII to insert 3D objects. If components are not available, submit symbol requests.

When designing a whole or portion of the Electrical 3D Layout Drawing from existing Design Standard(s), follow Section III.D to copy the Design Standard(s) to the project.

Once the Electrical 3D Layout models have been completed, follow Section VI.C and VI.D to create various sheets to be referenced into construction drawings

C. Assembling the Electrical Master Site Layout

The Electrical Master Site Layout will consist of references from the Electrical 3D Layout models created in Step A above, and objects such as the station fence, control buildings, cable trench, pull boxes, etc. To assemble, reference in the various Electrical 3D Layout models, aligning them using the Civil Master Site Layout’s defined PRP as a common point.

Once the entire substation is built up using this method, follow sections C and D below to create sheet models for referencing onto construction drawings (General Arrangement Outdoors, Ultimate Arrangement Outdoors, etc.).

D. Creating Saved Views

Once the user has created the Electrical 3D Layout models or assembled the Electrical Master Site Layout, users are now ready to create Saved Views (i.e. Plan View without

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Callouts), which will be used to generate Section Callouts for referencing into Construction Drawings.

**Note: BEFORE you begin to create your Saved Views, it is important that you do two things in your Electrical 3D Layout Models:

1. Toggle off hook points by going under the “3D Layout Design tab and clicking “Toggle Hook Point Visibility” button (Shortcut A + 9).

“Toggle Hook Point Visibility” button (Shortcut A + 9). If you DO NOT perform this step

If you DO NOT perform this step BEFORE you create your section views, your hook points will be visible in your final construction drawings and the only way to get rid of them is to create your saved views and construction drawings all over again!!!

2. Be sure your Annotation Scale is activated on your main tool bar. Click on the “A” button so that it becomes active (pressed) and that your annotation scale is set to “Full Size 1=1”. This will ensure that your section callout labels come in at the correct scaling. Failure to do so will result in your section callout labels showing up extremely small or large in comparison to you drawing. (If your Annotation Scale is currently not shown, you can activate it by clicking on “Settings” in the main toolbar. Scroll down and select “Design File”. You can now drag and dock the “Annotation Scale” toolbar onto your main toolbar.)

the “Annotation Scale” toolbar onto your main toolbar.) Once you have completed these two steps, you

Once you have completed these two steps, you are now ready to create your Saved Views. In this example, we will be creating a Plan View of our project. Begin by opening the Electrical 3D Layout model and rotating to the top view. When creating a Saved View, whatever you see on your screen will be exactly what appears in your saved view. To achieve the desired view, generally a “Fit View” works best, or in some instances you may choose to zoom in on a certain area. Once you have achieved the desired view on your

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Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 screen, click on the Saved Views icon the main toolbar

screen, click on the Saved Views icon

the main toolbar at the top and click on “Utilities”. Scroll down and select “Saved Views”.

in the main toolbar. Alternatively, you can go to

Views”. in the main toolbar. Alternatively, you can go to The following “Saved Views” dialog box

The following “Saved Views” dialog box will appear.

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Click on the “Create Saved View” button in the toolbar (hands icon) and the “Create Saved View” dialog box opens up. Rename your saved view as desired (i.e. Plan View without Callouts) and be sure the “Create Drawing” checkbox is checked. Leave all other options as shown below.

checkbox is checked. Leave all other options as shown below. Perform a data point in your

Perform a data point in your drawing and your new saved view will be created. The “Create Drawing” dialog box shown below will open.

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1. Create Sheet Model – make sure to place a check in this check box

2. Seed Model – be sure “ModelSeed.dgn.2D Sheet” is selected from the drop-down list

3. Annotation and Detail Scale – make sure both the Annotation and Detail Scales are set to “Full Size 1=1”

4. Open Model – make sure to place a check in this check box

Leave all other options as shown and click “OK”. The sheet model you just created should now open up.

OK ”. The sheet model you just created should now open up. **Note: In the bottom

**Note: In the bottom left corner you will see a drop-down menu box. This will come in handy to help you figure out which sheet model you are working on and also allow you to switch between different models.

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Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 You have successfully created a sheet model for you Saved

You have successfully created a sheet model for you Saved View (i.e. Plan View with Callouts). This Plan View sheet model will now be used to reference into your Construction Drawing (i.e. General Arrangement Outdoors).

E. Creating Section Callouts

Within your Electrical 3D Layout model, open up the sheet model of the Saved View (i.e.

Plan View with Callouts) that you wish to create Section Callouts in. access your sheet models:

There are two ways to

1. Open the “Models” menu by clicking on the “Models” icon (

the “Models” menu by clicking on the “Models” icon ( ) in your Main Task Bar.

) in your Main Task

Bar. Alternatively, you can go to the main toolbar at the top and click on “File”. Scroll down and select “Models”.

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This will bring up the Models dialog box from which you can double-click the desired sheet model (i.e. Plan View with Callouts) to open it.

2. Use the drop-down menu box, located in the lower left corner to select the
2. Use the drop-down menu box, located in the lower left corner to select the desired
Saved View (i.e. Plan View with Callouts View).

Once you have the desired sheet model that you wish to create Section Callouts in (i.e. Plan View with Callouts), go to your Main Task bar and expand the “Drawing Composition” tab.

Select the “Annotate” tab and choose the “Place Section Callout” button

1).

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(shortcut T +

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Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 The “Place Section Callout” dialog box will open. 1. Drawing

The “Place Section Callout” dialog box will open.

1. Drawing Seed – select “Section_English_C_SheetOnly” from the drop-down list

2. Height – select “From View” from the drop-down list

3. Annotation Scale – be sure the toggle button is enabled (pushed in)

4. Create Drawing – make sure to place a check in this check box

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Leave all other options as shown in the screenshot above.

If you have done this correctly, you will notice that your cursor has changed from crosshairs to an “X”. A basic Section Callout can be created in 3 easy steps by following the command prompt in the lower left corner:

1. “Define start point for callout” - perform a data point (left-click) where you want your section callout line to start

2. “Define end point or <Ctrl> to define a step” - drag your mouse in the direction that you wish to draw the section callout line and perform a second data point (left-click) where you want your section callout line to end. As a general rule of thumb, it is best practice to draw your section callouts either from left-to-right or bottom-to-top!!!

**NOTE: CREATING A STEP SECTION CALLOUT WILL BE COVERED IN THE NEXT SECTION.

3. “Define direction and depth of callout” – drag your mouse in the direction that you wish to define the depth of the callout (what you want to see) and perform another data point (left-click)

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The “Create Drawing” dialog box will appear.

V 3.1 The “Create Drawing” dialog box will appear. 1. Name – refer to Section VI.A

1. Name – refer to Section VI.A for proper naming convention of section callouts (i.e. Section A-A)

2. Drawing Seed – select “Section_C_English_C_SheetOnly” from the drop-down list

3. Create Sheet Model – make sure to place a check in this check box

4. Annotation and Detail Scale - make sure both the Annotation and Detail Scales are set to “Full Size 1=1

5. Open Model – make sure to place a check in this check box

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Leave all other options as shown and click “OK”. The section callout you just created should now open up.

The section callout you just created should now open up. F. Creating “Step” Section Callouts You

F. Creating “Step” Section Callouts

You can also create what’s called a “step” section callout. This is helpful when you want to create a section callout, but would like to exclude certain parts of the model. To place a “step” section callout, open up the sheet model of the Saved View (i.e. Plan View with Callouts) that you wish to create Section Callouts in, as you would if you were creating a standard section callout. From the main task bar under “Drawing Composition” and then

the main task bar under “Drawing Composition” and then “Annotate”, select the “Place Section Callout”

“Annotate”, select the “Place Section Callout” button

“Place Section Callout” dialog box appears, make sure to set all options as instructed in the previous section.

(shortcut T + 1). When the

Once again, if you have done this correctly, you will notice that your cursor has changed from crosshairs to an “X”. A “step” Section Callout can be created by following the steps in the command prompt in the lower left corner:

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1. “Define start point for callout” - perform a data point (left-click) where you want your section callout line to start

2. “Define end point or <Ctrl> to define a step” – while holding down the CRTL (control) key on your keyboard, drag your mouse in the direction that you wish to continue drawing

the section callout line in.

data point (left-click) where you would like your “step” to begin. Continue holding down the CRTL (control) key, dragging your mouse, and performing data points (left-clicks) to define additional “steps” as desired. When you are ready to place the last point of your

“step” callout, release the Control key, and perform a data point (left-click).

While still holding the CRTL (control) key down, perform a

3. “Define direction and depth of callout” – drag your mouse in the direction that you wish to define the depth of the “step” callout (what you want to see) and perform the last and final data point (left-click).

In the example below, a “step” callout was created, which consisted of 7 (seven) data points (shown numbered), to show a callout without the switch. Step 1 was placed while performing a standard data point, Steps 2 thru 5 were placed while holding down the CTRL (control) key, and Steps 6 and 7 were standard data points.

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G. Modifying Section Callouts

Once you have created a section callout, there are two different ways to go back to modify what can be seen in your section callout:

1. Navigate back to the sheet model of your Saved View (i.e. Plan View with Callouts), where your section callouts were originally created. You can do this either by using the drop-down menu in the lower left corner, or by clicking on the “Model” button (blue square with white cube icon) in your main toolbar and selecting the desired Saved View. With your Saved View open, use your basic “Element Selection” tool and left click on the section callout label you wish to modify. A dashed box with a green arrow and four (4) blue handles will appear, which denotes the boundaries of the section callout.

appear, which denotes the boundaries of the section callout. **Note : If the blue handles do

**Note: If the blue handles do not appear when selecting the section callout label, make sure the “Disable Handles” toggle button (blue square with a red circle around it with a line going through it) is unselected (not highlighted) in the Element Selection dialog box.

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To reposition the section callout label, simply press and hold down the left mouse button on the green arrow and drag it to the new, desired location. By releasing the left mouse button, your section callout label will now be repositioned. The user can also adjust the boundaries of the section callout simply by left-clicking on a blue handle, moving it to its desired location, and left-clicking again to place.

2. Navigate to the Electrical 3D Layout model (usually called Default). Using your “Element

Layout model (usually called Default). Using your “Element Selection” tool, left-click on the desired section callout

Selection” tool, left-click on the desired section callout marker (

modify. A dashed box with a green arrow and four (4) blue handles will appear, which denotes the boundaries of the chosen section callout.

) that you wish to

boundaries of the chosen section callout. ) that you wish to **Note : If the blue

**Note: If the blue handles do not appear when selecting the section callout label, make sure the “Disable Handles” toggle button (blue square with a red circle around it with a line going through it) is unselected (not highlighted) in the Element Selection dialog box.

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To reposition the section callout label, simply press and hold down the left mouse button on the green arrow and drag it to the new, desired location. By releasing the left mouse button, your section callout label will now be repositioned. The user can also adjust the boundaries of the section callout simply by left-clicking on a blue handle, moving it to its desired location, and left-clicking again to place.

Once your desired views are set, you can now go back to that section view to see the changes you have made, either by using the drop-down menu in the lower left corner or going to the Model menu and opening the appropriate section view.

If the user wants to create more section callouts, go back to the sheet model for your Saved View and repeat the steps outlined in Section VI.D.

**Note: After creating a section callout, you may notice that your drawing(s) and master model have an “eye” showing for each section callout that was created, similar to the one shown below.

callout that was created, similar to the one shown below. If you would like to turn

If you would like to turn off the visibility of this “eye”, since it can clutter your drawing and view, you can do so under the “View Attributes” tab. In the Main Toolbar, click on “Settings” and select “View Attributes”. When the “View Attributes” dialog box opens, expand the “Presentation” tab. Click the drop-down arrow next to “Markers” and the box shown below opens.

Uncheck the checkbox next to “Section Callouts” and close the “View Attributes” tab. You will now see that the “eye” is no longer visible in your drawing. You MUST change this setting for each drawing that you would like this attribute to affect!!!

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VII. Inserting 3D Objects

A. Inserting Substation Object

To insert an 3D object, go to main Task “3D Layout Design” “Insert Substation Object”

(or shortcut E2)

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The “Insert Symbol Macro” dialog box will appear as shown below.

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When placing 3D symbols, choose the “Symbol By Part Number” tab. The majority of 3D objects require PG&E Material Codes assigned before placing them in the drawing. This is to maintain and keep track of parts used to create Bill of Materials. There are several ways to search for parts:

1. Part Type – There are three types of 3D symbols – Single, Variable and Repeating. (The majority of 3D symbols are type Single, these include items like Circuit Breakers, Transformers, switches and connectors. Variable types of 3D symbols include cables, angle bus and tubular bus. Repeating types of 3D symbols include Unistrut with slots and fence sections.)

2. Part Tree – This will be affected by which Part Type is selected above. The folders are labeled by type of equipment with sub-folders organized according to voltage class. Simply click on the folder of the piece of equipment that is needed for placement. To the right of this area, in the center of the window, it will be populated with the parts that are contained in the folder selected.

3. Filters – As mentioned above this list is generated based on what is selected in the “Part Type” and “Part Tree” fields. By selecting the folder “All Parts” in the “part Tree”, all of the available parts will be listed in the center of the window and from here user can enter the part number in the “Filter Part Number” field to access the desired part.

4. Select Symbol – This area will list the available symbols depending on the Part No. selected in the “Filter part number” list above. Some parts have more than one symbol associated with them. See example below. For example, part 34-2325 is a 12KV circuit breaker and it has two options in the “Select Symbol” list. One symbol shows the junction box on the left side and one symbol shows the junction box on the right side. User will need to select the desired symbol from this list.

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5. Recently Used – This list is populated based on the parts the user has recently placed. The user can simply select the item from this list and place as needed.

Basic symbol settings can be done by selecting a symbol and clicking on the “Symbol Settings” button (near the bottom of the dialog box).

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Here the user can adjust the Rotate, Scale, and Mirror symbol settings in this window. Note: Changes made here will affect all future symbols being placed. To return the Symbol Settings back to the default settings, the user must re-select “Insert Substation Object” and click on the “Symbol Settings” button and reset options as required. Once completed, click “Place Symbol”, the “Substation Object Settings” dialog box appears.

Note on symbol scaling: With a few exceptions, all symbols were created with 1:1 scale. This means user will need to scale symbol based on the drawing scale he/she currently working on.

If an object required for the project has not yet been assigned a PG&E code, user will need to submit an official symbol request using the Symbol Request Database.

Note: clicking on the red push pin located at the top right corner of the window of the “Insert Symbol/Macro” dialog box toggles this dialog box from displaying again after user had placed a symbol.

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B. Inserting Cable/Bus Object

1. Placing Rigid Bus Conductors

**Note: This set of instructions outlines how to place rigid bus conductors that run along the same level that have no elevation changes.

To insert a 3D rigid bus conductor, go to main Task “3D Layout Design” “Insert

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Cable/Bus Object” (or shortcut E3)

Once the “Insert Cable/Bus” dialog box opens up, navigate to the “BUS TUBING” subfolder (located in the “CONDUCTORS” main folder) in the Part Tree.

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Choose the desired rigid bus conductor to be inserted and select “Insert”. This will take you back to your drawing and you will notice your cursor has changed into an “X”. In the lower left-hand corner, you will see that you are prompted to “Enter a data point”. Start by performing a data point (left-click) on where you want your bus conductor to begin. Drag you mouse and perform a second data point (left-click) on where you want your bus conductor to end.

(left-click) on where you want your bus conductor to end. The following “Cable/Bus Object Settings” dialog

The following “Cable/Bus Object Settings” dialog box will appear:

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Click “OK” and your bus conductor will now appear on your drawing.

and your bus conductor will now appear on your drawing. 2. Placing a Rigid Bus Conductor

2. Placing a Rigid Bus Conductor Using the “Height Change, Rigid Bus-Bars” Algorithm

**Note: This set of instructions outlines how to place rigid bus conductors that require a change in elevation.

Navigate to the “Insert Cable/Bus” dialog box and choose the desired bus tubing to be placed down by selecting “Insert”, as described in Part 1. This will take you back to your drawing and you will notice your cursor has changed into an “X”. In the lower left-hand corner, you will see that you are prompted to “Enter a data point”. Start by performing a data point (left-click) on where you want your bus conductor to begin.

**NOTE: When dealing with a height change, ALWAYS start by placing your first data point (left-click) on the LOWER SIDE.

Drag you mouse and perform a second data point (left-click) on the higher end where you want your bus conductor to end. In the example shown below, it may be hard to see, but the structure on the far right is lower than the other two. So in this example, the bus conductor will be drawn from right to left (low to high).

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The following “Cable/Bus Object Settings” dialog box will appear:

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1. Installation – type in an Installation, or choose an existing one from the drop-down list

2. Location - type in a Location, or choose an existing one from the drop-down list (see

3. Suppress ID – place a check in this checkbox to hide the Device ID on your 3D model

4. Sag algorithm – select “Height change, rigid bus-bars” from the drop-down list

5. Distance – enter the distance from the starting point of the rigid bus conductor to extend out before the height change begins (values are in FEET). In this example, a value of 5 feet was used.

6. Angle - enter the angle at which the rigid bus conductor is to “elevate” to accommodate the height change (values are in DEGREES). In this example, a value of 45 degrees was used.

Leave all other settings as shown and click “OK”. The bus conductor will now be constructed based upon the parameters that you entered.

be constructed based upon the parameters that you entered. **NOTE: If the bus conductor doesn’t get

**NOTE: If the bus conductor doesn’t get drawn as desired, simply delete the bus conductor, and follow the process again to place down a new one. You may choose to enter different parameters at this time. Unfortunately, there is no way to “modify” the parameters once the bus conductor has been placed down.

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3. Placing a Cable Using the “Catenary Sag” Algorithm

**Note: This set of instructions outlines how to place a cable with sag that has the characteristics of a typical catenary curve.

To insert a 3D cable using the Catenary Sag algorithm, go to main Task “3D Layout

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Design” “Insert Cable/Bus Object” (or shortcut E3)

Once the “Insert Cable/Bus” dialog box opens up, navigate to the “CABLE” subfolder (located in the “CONDUCTORS” main folder) in the Part Tree.

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Choose the desired cable to be inserted and select “Insert”. This will take you back to your drawing and you will notice your cursor has changed into an “X”. In the lower left-hand corner, you will see that you are prompted to “Enter a data point”. Start by performing a data point (left-click) on where you want your cable to begin. Drag you mouse and perform a second data point (left-click) on where you want your cable to end.

data point (left-click) on where you want your cable to end. The following “Cable/Bus Object Settings”

The following “Cable/Bus Object Settings” dialog box will appear:

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1. Installation – type in an Installation, or choose an existing one from the drop-down list

2. Location - type in a Location, or choose an existing one from the drop-down list (see

3. Suppress ID – place a check in this checkbox to hide the Device ID on your 3D model

4. Sag algorithm – select “Catenary Sag” from the drop-down list

5. Sag – how much the cable will sag from the highest point to the lowest point (values are obtained from T-Line and measured in FEET)

6. Bend Radius – the specific amount the cable can bend before internal or external damage may occur (can obtain value from searching the internet and are measured in FEET)

7. Offset - the distance from the starting and ending points that the spline sag will occur (values are in FEET)

Once the user has entered values for all of the parameters listed above, click the “OK” button and the cable will be constructed based upon the parameters that were entered.

be constructed based upon the parameters that were entered. **NOTE: If the cable doesn’t get drawn

**NOTE: If the cable doesn’t get drawn as desired, simply delete the cable, and follow the process again to place down a new one. You may choose to enter different parameters at this time or you can try drawing the cable starting at the other end point. Unfortunately, there is no way to “modify” the parameters once the cable has already been placed down.

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4. Placing a Cable Using the “Spline Sag” Algorithm

**Note: This set of instructions outlines how to place cable drops, jumpers, or conduits that have more complex curves.

To insert a 3D cable using the Spline Sag algorithm, go to main Task “3D Layout Design”

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“Insert Cable/Bus Object” (or shortcut E3)

Once the “Insert Cable/Bus” dialog box opens up, navigate to the “CABLE” subfolder (located in the “CONDUCTORS” main folder) in the Part Tree.

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Choose the desired cable to be inserted and select “Insert”. This will take you back to your drawing and you will notice your cursor has changed into an “X”. In the lower left-hand corner, you will see that you are prompted to “Enter a data point”. Start by performing a data point (left-click) on where you want your cable to begin. Drag you mouse and perform

a second data point (left-click) on where you want your cable to end. In the example below,

a jumper is being constructed from connector-to-connector.

a jumper is being constructed from connector-to-connector. The following “Cable/Bus Object Settings” dialog box

The following “Cable/Bus Object Settings” dialog box will appear:

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1. Installation – type in an Installation, or choose an existing one from the drop-down list

2. Location - type in a Location, or choose an existing one from the drop-down list (see

3. Suppress ID – place a check in this checkbox to hide the Device ID on your 3D model

4. Sag algorithm – select “Spline Sag” from the drop-down list

5. Offset - the distance from the starting and ending points that the spline sag will occur (values are in FEET)

Once the user has entered values for all of the parameters listed above, click the “OK” button and the cable will be constructed based upon the parameters that were entered.

be constructed based upon the parameters that were entered. **NOTE: If the cable doesn’t get drawn

**NOTE: If the cable doesn’t get drawn as desired, simply delete the cable, and follow the process again to place down a new one. You may choose to enter different parameters at this time or you can try drawing the cable starting at the other end point. Unfortunately, there is no way to “modify” the parameters once the cable has already been placed down.

C. Snapping Connectors to Cables and/or Buses

Once the user has the Variable Object (i.e. cable, bus) placed down in the drawing, he/she can now place down and “snap” a connector to that object. This will enable the user to slide the connector along the cable/bus and place it as needed. In this example, the variable object is a cable.

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Click on the “Insert Substation Objects” command

placed down by highlighting the part and selecting “Place Symbol”. The following dialog box

should appear.

and select the connector to be

dialog box should appear. and select the connector to be Under the “Placement Options” area, choose

Under the “Placement Options” area, choose Cable from the “Method” drop down menu, and click “OK”.

The drawing page will open back up and the user will need to zoom in on the cable or bus (close enough to where you can see the centerline of the cable or bus in Wireframe mode) that the connector is to be “snapped”. Move the cursor anywhere along the cable so that it is pointing at and highlighting the center line of that section of cable.

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Place your cursor on the centerline of the cable or bus and the connector will appear. Move your cursor along the centerline of the cable or bus and the connector will appear to slide along it. Once you have the connector in the desired position, perform a data point (left- click) and the connector will be placed down and “snapped” to the cable.

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**Note: Once the connector is placed on the cable, the user can still reposition the connector along the cable if necessary. Selecting the basic ‘Move’ command will bring up the following dialog box:

‘Move’ command will bring up the following dialog box: Choose Cable under the drop-down menu in

Choose Cable under the drop-down menu in the “Method” field and perform a data point (left click) anywhere on the connector. By performing another data point anywhere on the cable, a second connector should appear and the centerline of the cable will be highlighted.

appear and the centerline of the cable will be highlighted. User can now slide the second

User can now slide the second connector along the cable. Once the second connector is placed as desired, perform another data point. The first connector should now disappear and the second connector will now be placed at its new location. Perform a right click to exit the “Move” command.

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VIII. Designing Construction Drawings

Construction drawings are 2D drawings that will be created and issued to construction (i.e. General Arrangement Outdoors, Section Views, etc)

If existing drawings contain vector/raster data, refer to Section IV to copy vector data and/or reference raster images into your drawing.

A. Creating a Plan View Drawings (i.e. General Arrangement Outdoors)

Once you have created your desired sheet models within you Electrical 3D Layout or Electrical Master Site Layout models, you are now ready to use them to create your Construction Drawings.

1. Creating a New Page

In order to create a Plan View Drawing (i.e. General Arrangement Outdoors), users will need to create a new page within the project. There are three (3) ways to create a new page, which is dependent upon where your project is located.

a) Using ProjectWise Explorer, if your project exists in ProjectWise:

If your project currently resides in ProjectWise, you can create a new page through ProjectWise Explorer by right-clicking on the Bentley Substation project and selecting “Create Electrical Page”. In the example below, “Test Project” is the name of the substation.

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b) Using Project Manager (ProjectWise tab), if your project exists in ProjectWise:

If your project currently resides in ProjectWise, you can create a new page through Project Manager (ProjectWise tab). Start by opening Project Manager and navigating to the “ProjectWise” tab as shown. Highlight your Bentley Substation project, perform a right-click, and select “New Page”. In the example below, “Test Project” is the name of the substation.

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c) Using Project Manager (Folders tab), if your project is NOT in ProjectWise:

If your project DOES NOT currently reside in ProjectWise and is located in the H:Drive under “My Projects”, you can create a new page through Project Manager (Folders tab). Start by opening Project Manager and navigating to the “Folders” tab as shown. Highlight your Bentley Substation project, perform a right-click, and select “New Page”. In the example below, “Test Project” is the name of the substation.

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Regardless of whichever of the three (3) methods you chose, the “New Page” dialog box will appear.

you chose, the “New Page” dialog box will appear. 1. Project – ensure you are creating

1. Project – ensure you are creating the drawing in the proper project

2. Drawing Set – type in a Drawing Set, or choose an existing one from the drop-down list

3. Installation – type in an Installation, or choose an existing one from the drop-down list

4. Location - type in a Location, or choose an existing one from the drop-down list (see

5. Page Name – type in a name (drawing number) for the construction mode drawing that you are creating (i.e. 1234567 is used in this example)

6. Initial Mode – choose Construction Mode from the drop-down list

7. Title Block – select the appropriate title block from the drop-down menu for your drawing (i.e. in this example, we will create a 4-size drawing, so “ETECT4S_TB” was chosen)

8. Place title block in sheet mode – ensure this box is NOT checked for construction drawings

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9. Page Format – select the appropriate Page Format from the drop-down menu for your drawing (i.e. in this example, we will create a 4-size drawing, so “ETECT4S” was chosen)

10. Page Macro - clear this field by highlighting and pressing delete or backspace (Construction Mode drawings do not use page macros)

11. Scale Factor – type in the desired scale factor for the drawing you will be creating (i.e. in this example, a scale factor of 48 is chosen)

12. Set page online – this needs to ALWAYS BE CHECKED

13. Page Descriptions – you may choose to enter all of the page descriptions at this time, or come back and do it later

Leave all other settings as shown and click “OK”. The new drawing page will be created and will appear under the project.

2. Referencing In a Plan View

Once you have your new Construction Mode drawing created, you are now ready to

reference in your Plan View sheet model.

your main toolbar. This will open up the “References” dialog box as shown below.

To do this, run the ‘Reference’ command from

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Click on the “Attach Reference” icon and the ProjectWise “Attach Reference” dialog box will appear.

a) If you are referencing a Plan View from a drawing that is currently in ProjectWise

a Plan View from a drawing that is currently in ProjectWise 1. Folder – navigate to

1. Folder – navigate to the Bentley Substation project in ProjectWise where the drawing you are going to reference in is located

2. Name – select the drawing to be referenced in by either double-clicking on it, or highlighting it and clicking the “Add” button ( Step #5)

3. Application – select “All Applications” from the drop-down menu

4. Extension – be sure “*.dgn;*.dwg;*.dxf” is selected from the drop-down menu

5. Add – this button is pressed after the drawing in Step #2 is selected (if the drawing was already double-clicked and appears in the “Selected Documents” field, this button will be greyed out as shown)

6. Selected Documents – this will display the drawing to be referenced once it is selected

7. Attachment method – be sure “Interactive” is selected from the drop-down menu

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Once all of the above has been completed, leave all other settings as shown, click “OK”, and the “Reference Attachment Settings” dialog box will open.

“Reference Attachment Settings” dialog box will open. 1. Model – select the desired Plan View from

1. Model – select the desired Plan View from the drop-down menu to be referenced in

2. Orientation – click the “+” sign next to “Standard Views” to expand the options and and select “Top” (by doing this, the reference will come attached to your cursor for you to place, rather than having it place down the reference “out in space”)

3. Detail Scale – select “Full Size 1=1” from the drop-down menu

4. Nested Attachments – select “Live Nesting” from the drop-down menu

5. Nesting Depth – type a value of “2” in this field

**Note: The reason why the Depth of the Live Nesting changed is because we are creating a new page, which references a sheet model that already contains a reference. Since this is considered to be a 2 nd level of nesting (referencing), we need to account for that by changing the value in the “Depth” field to “2” in order to maintain the intelligence of all the references.

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Once all of the above has been completed, leave all other settings as shown and click “OK”. This will take you back to your drawing and you will see your reference, outlined by a “dotted box”, attached to your cursor as shown below.

a “dotted box”, attached to your cursor as shown below. Perform a data point (left-click) and

Perform a data point (left-click) and your Plan View sheet model will now appear and be referenced in. You can now use your basic Reference commands to position the reference in the drawing page as desired.

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**Note: If you are going to be adding any annotations or dimensions to your construction drawing, you will need to set the annotation scale onyour page to match the Scale Factor of your page (which you set when you first created the new page).

In this example, the new page was created with a Scale Factor of 48, so the annotation scale will need to be set to ¼” = 1’. To do this, navigate to the Drawing Scale, which is

located in the main toolbar and be sure the Annotation button

in). Also be sure that you are working in “Feet” and “Inches” and select the correct annotation scale from the drop-down menu that matches the Scale Factor of your page.

drop-down menu that matches the Scale Factor of your page. is enabled (pushed **Note: If the

is enabled (pushed

matches the Scale Factor of your page. is enabled (pushed **Note: If the Drawing Scale toolbar

**Note: If the Drawing Scale toolbar is not already docked, go to the main toolbar and click on “Settings”. Select “Drawing Scale” and the Drawing Scale toolbar will appear. You can now drag the toolbar and dock it to your main toolbar as you wish.

**Note: Material item bubbles (balloons), dimensions, construction notes, bubbling, general texts…can be placed manually on your Plan View drawings.

b) If you are referencing a Plan View from a drawing that resides in My Project in the H:Drive

When the ProjectWise “Attach Reference” dialog box appears, click “Cancel”.

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The Windows “Attach Reference” dialog box will now appear, similar to the one shown below.

dialog box will now appear, similar to the one shown below. 1. Look in – navigate

1. Look in – navigate to the My Projects folder located in the H:Drive and select the project you wish to reference from (i.e. TEST PROJECT SUBSTATION is used in this example)

2. Document Name – highlight the drawing to be reference in (i.e. ELECTRICAL MASTER SITE LAYOUT.DGN was chosen in this example)

3. Attachment Method – select “Interactive” from the drop-down menu

Once all the above has been completed, click “Open” and the “Reference Attachment Settings” dialog box will open.

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1. Model – select the desired Plan View from the drop-down menu to be referenced in

2. Orientation – click the “+” sign next to “Standard Views” to expand the options and and select “Top” (by doing this, the reference will come attached to your cursor for you to place, rather than having it place down the reference “out in space”)

3. Detail Scale – select “Full Size 1=1” from the drop-down menu

4. Nested Attachments – select “Live Nesting” from the drop-down menu

5. Nesting Depth – type a value of “2” in this field

**Note: The reason why the Depth of the Live Nesting changed is because we are creating a new page, which references a sheet model that already contains a reference. Since this is considered to be a 2 nd level of nesting (referencing), we need to account for that by changing the value in the “Depth” field to “2” in order to maintain the intelligence of all the references.

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Once all of the above has been completed, leave all other settings as shown and click “OK”. This will take you back to your drawing and you will see your reference, outlined by a “dotted box”, attached to your cursor as shown below.

a “dotted box”, attached to your cursor as shown below. Perform a data point (left-click) and

Perform a data point (left-click) and your Plan View sheet model will now appear and be referenced in. You can now use your basic Reference commands to position the reference in the drawing page as desired.

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**Note: If you are going to be adding any annotations or dimensions to your construction drawing, you will need to set the annotation scale onyour page to match the Scale Factor of your page (which you set when you first created the new page).

In this example, the new page was created with a Scale Factor of 48, so the annotation scale will need to be set to ¼” = 1’. To do this, navigate to the Drawing Scale, which is

located in the main toolbar and be sure the Annotation button

in). Also be sure that you are working in “Feet” and “Inches” and select the correct annotation scale from the drop-down menu that matches the Scale Factor of your page.

drop-down menu that matches the Scale Factor of your page. is enabled (pushed **Note: If the

is enabled (pushed

matches the Scale Factor of your page. is enabled (pushed **Note: If the Drawing Scale toolbar

**Note: If the Drawing Scale toolbar is not already docked, go to the main toolbar and click on “Settings”. Select “Drawing Scale” and the Drawing Scale toolbar will appear. You can now drag the toolbar and dock it to your main toolbar as you wish.

**Note: Material item bubbles (balloons), dimensions, construction notes, bubbling, general texts…can be placed manually on your Plan View drawings.

3. Modifying the Viewable Area of a Plan View

Often the viewable area of a previously created Plan View will need to be modified in order to see new, additional equipment that has been added. That new equipment may reside outside of the viewable area and will need to be captured on applicable construction drawings. In the example below, the saved view of the “Plan View without Callouts” is outlined in the pink box.

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Let’s assume a new switching structure was added to the design that is located below the bottom dead-end structure. Because the viewable area of the Plan View is “restricted” to the pink box, we will need to modify this to make it bigger in order to capture the new switching structure. To do this:

a) Go to your Electrical 3D Layout Model and open the saved view that you wish to modify (i.e. “Plan View without Callouts is the saved view being modified in this example).

b) Open the Reference menu below.

modified in this example). b) Open the Reference menu below. and be sure to highlight the

and be sure to highlight the reference as shown

menu below. and be sure to highlight the reference as shown Once you highlight your reference,

Once you highlight your reference, you will notice that your reference will be outlined by a pink box in your drawing.

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c)

Using your basic Element Selection tool , perform a data point (left-click) anywhere on the
Using your basic Element Selection tool
, perform a data point (left-click)
anywhere on the pink box in your drawing, and you should see 4 blue “handles”
(boxes) appear at each corner of the pink box as shown below.

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**Note: If the blue “handles” do not appear, try double-checking your Element Selection tool dialog box settings to make sure that it matches those shown below. Be sure #1 and #2 are selected, and #3 should be disabled (not pushed in).

below. Be sure #1 and #2 are selected, and #3 should be disabled (not pushed in).

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d) Left-click and hold down the left mouse button on any of the blue handles. Drag your mouse in the direction that you wish to expand/compress your view. You will see a white dotted box showing you pink box as it get resized as shown below.

box showing you pink box as it get resized as shown below. Once you have the

Once you have the desired view shown, release the left mouse button and your view will be set. In this example, the pink box was expanded downward to reveal and show the switching structure.

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If you already have the saved view of your Plan View referenced into a construction drawing, you can now navigate back to that drawing and see that the viewable area has been updated!!

**Note: After updating your saved view, you may need to reposition the reference in the construction drawing that it was referenced into, so it fits within the page border.

In this example, here is a screenshot of the construction drawing before the update:

a screenshot of the construction drawing before the update: And here is a screenshot of the

And here is a screenshot of the construction drawing after the viewable area was modified and updated.

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B. Creating Section View Drawings

Once you have created the desired Section Callout(s) or Detail Callout(s) within you Plan View sheet model, you can now reference them into a new construction drawing.

1. Creating a New Page

In order to create a Plan View Drawing (i.e. General Arrangement Outdoors), users will need to create a new page within the project. There are three (3) ways to create a new page, which is dependent upon where your project is located.

a) Using ProjectWise Explorer, if your project exists in ProjectWise:

If your project currently resides in ProjectWise, you can create a new page through ProjectWise Explorer by right-clicking on the Bentley Substation project and selecting “Create Electrical Page”. In the example below, “Test Project” is the name of the substation.

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b) Using Project Manager (ProjectWise tab), if your project exists in ProjectWise:

If your project currently resides in ProjectWise, you can create a new page through Project Manager (ProjectWise tab). Start by opening Project Manager and navigating to the “ProjectWise” tab as shown. Highlight your Bentley Substation project, perform a right-click, and select “New Page”. In the example below, “Test Project” is the name of the substation.

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c) Using Project Manager (Folders tab), if your project is NOT in ProjectWise:

If your project DOES NOT currently reside in ProjectWise and is located in the H:Drive under “My Projects”, you can create a new page through Project Manager (Folders tab). Start by opening Project Manager and navigating to the “Folders” tab as shown. Highlight your Bentley Substation project, perform a right-click, and select “New Page”. In the example below, “Test Project” is the name of the substation.

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Regardless of whichever of the three (3) methods you chose, the “New Page” dialog box will appear.

you chose, the “New Page” dialog box will appear. 1. Project – ensure you are creating

1. Project – ensure you are creating the drawing in the proper project

2. Drawing Set – type in a Drawing Set, or choose an existing one from the drop-down list

3. Installation – type in an Installation, or choose an existing one from the drop-down list

4. Location - type in a Location, or choose an existing one from the drop-down list (see

5. Page Name – type in a name (drawing number) for the construction mode drawing that

you are creating (i.e. 1234567 is used in this example)

6. Initial Mode – choose Construction Mode from the drop-down list

7. Title Block – select the appropriate title block from the drop-down menu for your

drawing (i.e. in this example, we will create a 4-size drawing, so “ETECT4S_TB” was chosen)

8. Place title block in sheet mode – ensure this box is NOT checked for construction

drawings

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9. Page Format – select the appropriate Page Format from the drop-down menu for your

drawing (i.e. in this example, we will create a 4-size drawing, so “ETECT4S” was chosen)

10. Page Macro - clear this field by highlighting and pressing delete or backspace

(Construction Mode drawings do not use page macros)

11. Scale Factor – type in the desired scale factor for the drawing you will be creating (i.e. in

this example, a scale factor of 48 is chosen)

12. Set page online – this needs to ALWAYS BE CHECKED

13. Page Descriptions – you may choose to enter all of the page descriptions at this time, or

come back and do it later

Leave all other settings as shown and click “OK”. The new drawing page will be created and will appear under the project.

2. Referencing In a Section Callout/Detail Callout

Once you have your new Construction Mode drawing created, you are now ready to

reference in your Section Callout or Detail Callout.

command from your main toolbar. This will open up the “References” dialog box as

shown below.

To do this, run the ‘Reference

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Click on the “Attach Reference” icon and the ProjectWise “Attach Reference” dialog box will appear.

a) If you are referencing a Plan View from a drawing that is currently in ProjectWise

a Plan View from a drawing that is currently in ProjectWise 1. Folder – navigate to

1. Folder – navigate to the Bentley Substation project in ProjectWise where the drawing you are going to reference in is located

2. Name – select the drawing to be referenced in by either double-clicking on it, or highlighting it and clicking the “Add” button ( Step #5)

3. Application – select “All Applications” from the drop-down menu

4. Extension – be sure “*.dgn;*.dwg;*.dxf” is selected from the drop-down menu

5. Add – this button is pressed after the drawing in Step #2 is selected (if the drawing was already double-clicked and appears in the “Selected Documents” field, this button will be greyed out as shown)

6. Selected Documents – this will display the drawing to be referenced once it is selected

7. Attachment method – be sure “Interactive” is selected from the drop-down menu

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Once all of the above has been completed, leave all other settings as shown, click “OK”, and the “Reference Attachment Settings” dialog box will open.

“Reference Attachment Settings” dialog box will open. 1. Model – select the desired Section Callout or

1. Model – select the desired Section Callout or Detail Callout from the drop-down menu to be referenced in (i.e. Section A-A was chosen in this example)

2. Orientation – click the “+” sign next to “Standard Views” to expand the options and and select “Top” (by doing this, the reference will come attached to your cursor for you to place, rather than having it place down the reference “out in space”)

3. Detail Scale – select “Full Size 1=1” from the drop-down menu

4. Nested Attachments – select “Live Nesting” from the drop-down menu

5. Nesting Depth – type a value of “2” in this field

**Note: The reason why the Depth of the Live Nesting changed is because we are creating a new page, which references a sheet model that already contains a reference. Since this is considered to be a 2 nd level of nesting (referencing), we need to account for that by changing the value in the “Depth” field to “2” in order to maintain the intelligence of all the references.

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Once all of the above has been completed, leave all other settings as shown and click “OK”. This will take you back to your drawing and you will see your reference, outlined by a “dotted box”, attached to your cursor as shown below.

a “dotted box”, attached to your cursor as shown below. Perform a data point (left-click) and

Perform a data point (left-click) and your Section Callout or Detail Callout will now appear and be referenced in. You can now use your basic Reference commands to position the reference in the drawing page as desired.

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**Note: If you are going to be adding any annotations or dimensions to your construction drawing, you will need to set the annotation scale onyour page to match the Scale Factor of your page (which you set when you first created the new page).

In this example, the new page was created with a Scale Factor of 48, so the annotation scale will need to be set to ¼” = 1’. To do this, navigate to the Drawing Scale, which is

located in the main toolbar and be sure the Annotation button

in). Also be sure that you are working in “Feet” and “Inches” and select the correct annotation scale from the drop-down menu that matches the Scale Factor of your page.

drop-down menu that matches the Scale Factor of your page. is enabled (pushed **Note: If the

is enabled (pushed

matches the Scale Factor of your page. is enabled (pushed **Note: If the Drawing Scale toolbar

**Note: If the Drawing Scale toolbar is not already docked, go to the main toolbar and click on “Settings”. Select “Drawing Scale” and the Drawing Scale toolbar will appear. You can now drag the toolbar and dock it to your main toolbar as you wish.

**Note: Material item bubbles (balloons), dimensions, construction notes, bubbling, general texts…can be placed manually on your Plan View drawings.

C. Clipping Plan Views and Section/Detail Callouts

Once you have your Plan Views or Section/Detail Callouts referenced into your construction drawings, you may find the need to modify the viewing area of some of these. A few reasons, but not limited to, for wanting to modify the Plan View or Section/Detail Callouts are:

clip out the Plan View or Section/Detail Callout bubble that is automatically generated in order to replace with the “old” 2D cell version

clip out overhead lines that may show up

clip out a portion of the Plan View or Section/Detail Callout in order to place into a construction drawing that contains “old” raster and vector

All of the above, and more, are valid reasons to utilize the “Clip Volume” feature.

1. Clipping by Using the Clip Volume Tool

To utilize the “Clip Volume” tool, open the construction drawing that has the Plan View

or Section/Detail Callout that you wish to modify. Click on the basic “Place Fence” tool in your main task bar and the “Place Fence” dialog box will open.

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1. Fence Type – select “Block” from the drop-down menu 2. Fence Mode – select
1. Fence Type – select “Block” from the drop-down menu
2. Fence Mode – select “Void-Clip” from the drop-down menu (this will keep

everything enclosed within the fence, and clip everything outside of the fence)

Once the above settings have been set, place a fence around the equipment that you would like to keep in your view! Everything that resides outside of this fence will be clipped!!! In the example below, all of the equipment will be kept, with the Section Callout bubble being clipped out.

Once you have your fence set, click on the Reference command

toolbar, which will open up the “Reference” dialog box. Highlight the reference to be

in the main

dialog box. Highlight the reference to be in the main modified, and click on the “

modified, and click on the “Clip Volume” the example below, “Section A-A” was chosen.

command in the Reference toolbar. In

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The “Set Reference Clip Boundary” dialog box will open. From the “Method” drop-down menu, be sure to select “Active Fence”. Also make sure the “Discard Existing Clip Masks” checkbox is unchecked and the “Use Reference Dialog List” checkbox is checked, as shown below.

Dialog List” checkbox is checked , as shown below. Perform a data point (left-click) in your

Perform a data point (left-click) in your drawing and your reference will now be shown clipped!

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2. Modifying/Deleting a Clipping

If you decide that you would like to modify or delete a clipping that you have performed, there are two ways to accomplish this.

a) Using the “Delete Clip” tool Start by opening the construction drawing which contains the “clipped” reference that

drawing which contains the “clipped” reference that you wish to modify/delete. Click on the Reference command

you wish to modify/delete. Click on the Reference command

toolbar, which will open up the “Reference” dialog box. Highlight the reference to be

in the main

dialog box. Highlight the reference to be in the main modified, and click on the “

modified, and click on the “Delete Clip

the example below, “Section A-A” was chosen.

command in the Reference toolbar. In

, perform a data point (left-click)
, perform a data point (left-click)

Using your basic Element Selection tool

anywhere on the pink box in your drawing, and you should see 4 blue “handles” (boxes) appear at each corner of the pink box as shown below.

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**Note: If the blue “handles” do not appear, try double-checking your Element Selection tool dialog box settings to make sure that it matches those shown below. Be sure #1 and #2 are selected, and #3 should be disabled (not pushed in).

#2 are selected, and #3 should be disabled (not pushed in). Left-click and hold down the

Left-click and hold down the left mouse button on any of the blue handles. Drag your mouse in the direction that you wish to expand/compress your view. You will see a white dotted box showing you pink box as it get resized as shown below.

Once you have the desired view shown, release the left mouse button and your view will be set. In this example, the pink box was expanded downward to reveal and restore the Section Callout bubble.

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b)

Using the Fence method This method may be the preferred method, if you wish to
Using the Fence method
This method may be the preferred method, if you wish to “unclip” the entire
reference. Start by opening the construction drawing which contains the “clipped”
reference that you wish to modify/delete. Click on the basic “Place Fence”
in your main task bar and the “Place Fence” dialog box will open.
tool

1. Fence Type – select “Block” from the drop-down menu

2. Fence Mode – select “Void-Clip” from the drop-down menu (this will keep

everything enclosed within the fence, and clip everything outside of the fence)

Place a fence around the entire page, or if you know a specific direction that you would like to unclip. In the example below, the entire page was fenced to undo the entire clipping.

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Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 in the main Once you have your fence set, click

in the main

Once you have your fence set, click on the Reference command

toolbar, which will open up the “Reference” dialog box. Highlight the reference to be

“Reference” dialog box. Highlight the reference to be modified, and click on the “ Clip Volume

modified, and click on the “Clip Volume” the example below, “Section A-A” was chosen.

command in the Reference toolbar. In

A-A” was chosen. command in the Reference toolbar. In The “Set Reference Clip Boundary” dialog box

The “Set Reference Clip Boundary” dialog box will open. From the “Method” drop- down menu, be sure to select “Active Fence”. Also make sure to place a check in the “Discard Existing Clip Masks” checkbox and the “Use Reference Dialog List” checkbox is checked, as shown below.

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Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 Perform a data point (left-click) in your drawing and your

Perform a data point (left-click) in your drawing and your reference will now be shown unclipped! In the example below, you can now see that the Section Callout bubble that was initially clipped is now restored.

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D. Rendering Plan and Section Views

Once a Plan View or Section View has been created in the drawing, the user can now change the rendering (i.e. Hidden Line or Smooth) of the drawing for the sake of plotting. True Hidden Line is the necessary rendering option to plot our Construction Drawings to issue.

To change the rendering of a Plan or Section View in your drawing, the user will need to go back to the Electrical 3D Layout Model or Electrical Master 3D Layout model, since this is

Model or Electrical Master 3D Layout model, since this is where all of the Plan and

where all of the Plan and Section Views have been created. Go to the Models menu and open up the sheet model of the section to be rendered. In this example, we will be rendering “Plan View without Callouts, which is shown below.

Open the Reference dialog box and highlight the reference to be rendered. Click on the
Open the Reference dialog box and highlight the reference to be rendered. Click on the “Set
in the Reference toolbar (icon with white cube and

Reference Presentation” button blue sheet of paper inside).

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Bentley Substation Instruction Manual V 3.1 The “Reference Presentation” dialog box shown below will appear. 1.

The “Reference Presentation” dialog box shown below will appear.