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Release Notes

Assembly Planning

Release Notes Tribon M3


Assembly Planning

Release Notes Tribon M3 Assembly Planning


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New AP Application Replaces the Old AP Application. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Changes in Assembly Database Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Improved Assembly References to Pipe/Vent Spools and Structure Objects . . . . . . . . 3 Assembly Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Export & Import . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Automatic Assembly Instruction Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Automatic Assembly Drawings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Find Assembly Node . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Expand Assembly Branch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Hull Scheme Updating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Assembly PDI Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 ph010 discontinued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Placed Volumes in assemblies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

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Tribon M3 Release Notes


Assembly Planning

New AP Application Replaces the Old AP Application


Description
The new M3 Assembly Planning application now totally replaces the old style Assembly Planning application which was still present in Tribon M2. The old Assembly Planning application is by this discontinued.

Benefits
The new Assembly Planning application has the same user interface as the Design Manager: the tree view, the graphical view (the scenes), the navigation method etc. are identical. The performance is drastically improved.

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Compatibility Constraints
The new Assembly Planning application replaces the old one, which is withdrawn from Tribon M3.

For Further Information


See the Assembly Planning User's Guide.

Affected Programs
Assembly Planning

Demos
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Tribon M3 Release Notes


Assembly Planning

Changes in Assembly Database Format


Description
The assembly database is reorganised from Tribon M3. The old Assembly tree objects are replaced by new Assembly node objects. All data for one assembly is now kept in the Assembly node object. This object also holds the references to the parent assembly, subassemblies and model parts.

Benefits
Concurrent updating of the assembly tree is now improved. Different users can now work concurrently on different parts of the assembly tree without getting problems with locking the assembly database. The performance when updating the assembly tree is improved.

Compatibility Constraints
The assembly database must be upgraded to Tribon M3 format before accessing it in Tribon M3. The upgrading is done by a conversion program. The conversion program is executed from the command prompt: > ph021 After the conversion the assembly database cannot be accessed by older Tribon applications. The conversion program also converts all weld table objects in the assembly database. The reason for this is that the storing of part and assembly names has been changed. If all weld tables will be re-calculated in M3 after the conversion of the assembly objects, the weld table objects need not be converted and can be deleted from the assembly database before running ph021. Important: The conversion utility ph021 must be run before applying Tribon M3 on an old Tribon project!

For Further Information


See the Assembly Planning User's Guide.

Affected Programs
Assembly Planning and all other Tribon programs where assemblies and assembly references are handled.

Tribon M3

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Tribon M3 Release Notes


Assembly Planning

Improved Assembly References to Pipe/Vent Spools and Structure Objects


Description
From Tribon M3 it is possible to create assembly references directly to pipe/vent spools as well as to structure objects. This solution replaces the old solution with the keywords TBW_PIPE_HANDLER, TBW_VENT_HANDLER, TBW_STRUCT_HANDLER. These keywords are thus made obsolete. For Pipe, Vent and Structure there are now two collect modes: spool/object or part respectively. The collect mode is set by an option on the View menu. Collecting in spool/object mode results in a spool/object reference; collecting in part mode results in a part reference. There is no longer any need for the keywords to keep track of how the collection and listing should be made.

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Benefits
The user decides at the Collect time if the assembly reference should be to spool or part. The reference itself keeps this information, and in all situations where the contents of the assembly is exposed (Assembly Planning tree view, Assembly Vitesse, Assembly Parts List etc.) this is considered.

Compatibility Constraints
Before Tribon M3 all assembly references were on part level. If nothing is done to the assembly database, the references will still be to parts. However, there is a specific conversion utility, to convert part references to pipe/vent spool references and structure object references, respectively. This utility is executed from the command prompt: > ph022

For Further Information


See the Assembly Planning User's Guide.

Affected Programs
Assembly Planning and other Tribon programs where assemblies and assembly references are handled.

Demos
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Assembly Planning

Assembly Parts List


Description
The Assembly Parts List is generated by a new function in new Assembly Planning. The function is available on the right mouse-button-menu when an assembly node is selected. The function generates two csv files, one with the assembly data and one with the parts data. The formats of the files are the same as the csv1 and csv2 files in the old Assembly Planning. Formatting of the resulting Parts list is not included in the Tribon product and has to be made by other tools, e.g. MSExcel.

Benefits
The Assembly Parts List is generated by a Vitesse script. Thus it can easily be customised and adapted according to the shipyard's practice.

Compatibility Constraints
The resulting csv files have the same format as the csv files from the old Assembly Planning Parts List function. Formatting of the resulting Parts list is not included in the Tribon product and has to be made by other tools, e.g. MSExcel.
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For Further Information


See the Assembly Planning User's Guide.

Affected Programs
Assembly Planning.

Demos
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Tribon M3 Release Notes


Assembly Planning

Export & Import


Description
From Tribon M3 Export and Import of assemblies are made with the new tool Project Copy. Export to (or import from) a text file could be made by writing a Vitesse script, using the Assembly Vitesse API. The assembly specific export & import program ph016 is by this withdrawn from the product.

Benefits
All types of copying between Tribon projects are now included in the same tool, Project Copy. Assemblies can be export/imported alone, or together with the collected model parts.

Compatibility Constraints
None.

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For Further Information


See the Project Copy User's Guide and Developer's Toolkit - Vitesse.

Affected Programs
Project Copy (new) Ph016 (removed)

Tribon M3

Tribon M3 Release Notes


Assembly Planning

Automatic Assembly Instruction Documents


Description
The Automatic Assembly Instruction Documents are from M3 stored in a specific drawing databank, SB_ASSINSTR. Previously they were stored in the general drawing databank SB_PDB.

Benefits
This makes it easier to separate the Assembly Instruction Documents from other general Tribon drawings.

Compatibility Constraints
New drawings (created with Tribon M3) are stored in SB_ASSINSTR, and must be read from the new databank. Old drawings (created with Tribon M2) are stored in SB_PDB. The document reference from the assembly to the drawing includes information about the drawing databank. These drawings will remain in SB_PDB.

For Further Information


See the Assembly Planning User's Guide.

Affected Programs
The Vitesse script aadAssMain.py.

Tribon M3

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Assembly Planning

Automatic Assembly Drawings


Description
Generation of Automatic Assembly Drawings can now be initiated from within the new Assembly Planning application. The function is available on the right mouse-button-menu when an assembly is selected. The Automatic Assembly Drawing generation can also be run in batch, as before, by the command.

Benefits
The generation of Automatic Assembly Drawings can be initiated from the new Assembly Planning application.

Compatibility Constraints
None.

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For Further Information


See the Assembly Planning User's Guide.

Affected Programs
Assembly Planning.

Tribon M3

Tribon M3 Release Notes


Assembly Planning

Find Assembly Node


Description
With the Find function it is possible to search for a specific assembly node, below the selected assembly. The user keys in the node name to search for. The assembly tree is expanded from the current node down to the found assembly node. If several assembly nodes are found, it is possible to navigate between them.

Benefits
It is easy to find the wanted assembly without needing to know the complete assembly path.

Compatibility Constraints
None

For Further Information


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See the Assembly Planning User's Guide.

Affected Programs
Assembly Planning

Tribon M3

Tribon M3 Release Notes


Assembly Planning

Expand Assembly Branch


Description
Expand a specified assembly branch, by giving the complete path name, from the top level, down to the wanted assembly node.

Benefits
If the complete path name is known, this is a quick way to expand the assembly tree.

Compatibility Constraints
None.

For Further Information


See the Assembly Planning User's Guide.

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Affected Programs
Assembly Planning.

Tribon M3

Tribon M3 Release Notes


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Hull Scheme Updating


Description
If there is a stored hull scheme, it will be automatically updated when there are changes to the assembly references for a panel, if the hull default variable SCH_CREATE is set.

Benefits
The Hull scheme will be automatically updated.

Compatibility Constraints
None.

For Further Information


See the Assembly Planning User's Guide and Hull.
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Affected Programs
Assembly Planning.

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Tribon M3 Release Notes


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Assembly PDI Transfer


Description
The transfer of assembly data to PDI must be done by the program wop2pdi. The automatic option (SB_PDI_ASSY_AUTOTRANSFER = YES) has been removed. Note: wop2pdi will not be available until M3SP1.

Compatibility Constraints
None.

For Further Information


See the Tribon User's Guide Developer's toolkit / Production Data Interface / Assembly Planning Interface / Transfer of Assembly data.

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Affected Programs
Assembly Planning.

Tribon M3

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ph010 discontinued
Description
The assembly maintenance program ph010 is discontinued from Tribon M3. The new Assembly Planning program should be able to handle incorrect references, and the collect and decollect operations can be performed even if the model references is incorrect.

Benefits
Erroneous assembly references can be handled in the new Assembly Planning instead of using the separate maintenance program.

Compatibility constraints
None

For more information


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See the Assembly Planning User's Guide.

Affected programs
Assembly Planning

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Tribon M3 Release Notes


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Placed Volumes in assemblies


Description
Placed Volumes cannot be collected to assemblies from Tribon M3. Placed Volumes, which are regarded as being part of the Tribon model should be converted to Equipment. For this purpose a conversion utility, su515, is provided. For each Placed Volume to be converted, the conversion utility creates: One Component One Component volume One Equipment

If the Placed Volume was collected to an assembly, this assembly reference will be replaced by a reference to the new Equipment.

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Benefits
In general, Equipments have a richer functionality than Placed Volumes e.g.: More attributes Module concept Support for TDM Revision handling Can be viewed in the Design Manager Connected to Pipes and Cables

Compatibility constraints
Old Placed Volumes used in assemblies must be converted to Equipment.

For more information


See the UG Drafting - User's Guide - Utilities - su515.

Affected programs
Assembly Planning Su515.

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