|Microsoft Office Visio® 2003 (Professional only)
|Microsoft Visio® 2002 (Professional only)
You might want the same pipe in a process engineering diagram to appear on two different pages. For example, you might want to:
- Extend long pipelines beyond the boundaries of a standard-size drawing page.
- Represent the physical characteristics of a plant on one page and the operational characteristics on another.
Visio Professional supports extending pipelines across multiple pages with the following:
- Shapes that indicate that pipelines continue from one page to the next. You can click these shapes to jump from one page to another.
- Identifying tags you can use to identify two different shapes on different pages as representing the same component.
Continue a pipeline on a new page
To assemble a diagram in which a pipeline extends onto a new drawing page, you need to do the following:
- Indicate that the pipeline is continued.
- Give users links from the end of the pipeline on the first page to its continuation on the next page.
- Indicate that the new pipeline shape on the second page represents the same pipeline as the one on the original page.
To continue a pipeline on a new page
- Open the diagram with the pipeline you want to continue.
- Click the title bar of the Process Annotations stencil to display its shapes.
- Drag an Off-Sheet Label shape (1, 2, or 3) onto the drawing page.
- Place the cursor over the pipeline's endpoint (the green square at the end of the pipeline), and then drag the endpoint onto the blue x on the end of the Off-Sheet Label shape. When you see a red square, release the mouse button.
The red square indicates that the pipeline is glued to the Off-Sheet Label shape. When you move the label shape, the pipeline stays connected.
- In the Off-page reference dialog box, click OK.
Visio displays a new drawing page with another Off-Sheet Label shape on it.
- From the Pipelines stencil, drag a pipeline shape onto the new drawing page near the Off-Sheet Label shape. Glue it to the Off-Sheet Label shape.
To navigate between pages
- After completing the previous procedure, locate the Off-Sheet Label shape at the end of a pipeline that continues.
- Right-click the Off-Sheet Label shape, and then click Off-page reference.
The page where the pipeline continues appears.
- To return to the original page, right-click the Off-Sheet Label shape on the page where the pipeline continues, and then click Off-page reference.
Make different shapes represent the same component
If you're continuing a pipeline from one drawing page to the next, or if you want to model the physical aspects of a process on one drawing page and the operational aspects on another, you'll want to make two different shapes represent the same component.
In a process engineering diagram, tags are added to pipelines, equipment, valves, instruments, and other component shapes when you drop them onto the drawing page. A tag consists of a letter that identifies the component type (for example, E for equipment or P for pipeline) and a number that functions as a counter.
By default, each component tag is unique. When you want two different shapes to represent the same component, you must make the two shapes' tags match.
To make two shapes represent the same component
- Open the process engineering diagram where you want two (or more) shapes to represent the same component.
- On the Process Engineering menu, click Component Explorer.
The Component Explorer window opens to the left of the drawing window.
- Click the plus sign (+) to the left of the relevant component category (for example, Pipelines).
- Click the plus sign (+) to the left of the component tag (for example, P-13) that you want to change to match another tag.
- Drag the shape icon under the component tag you just expanded, and drop it on the component tag you want to match (for example, drag the Dynamic Connector shape icon under P-13 and drop it onto the P-11 tag).
In the Component Explorer window as shown above, two shape icons now appear under the component tag you want to match. In the diagram, the two components now both have the same tag (for example, P-11).
- To close the Component Explorer window, click the Close button.