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Clash Manager

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TM-1221

TRAINING GUIDE

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Contents
1

Introduction .............................................................................................................................................. 6
1.1
Aim .................................................................................................................................................... 6
1.2
Objectives ......................................................................................................................................... 6
1.3
Prerequisites .................................................................................................................................... 6
1.4
Course Structure.............................................................................................................................. 6
1.5
Using this guide ............................................................................................................................... 6
2
Clash Manager Login............................................................................................................................... 8
2.1
Access to Clash Manager ............................................................................................................... 8
2.1.1
Starting Clash Manager ............................................................................................................. 8
3
Creating Clash Sets ............................................................................................................................... 10
3.1
Add a new Clash Set...................................................................................................................... 11
3.2
Setting the Obstruction List.......................................................................................................... 11
3.3
Setting the Check List ................................................................................................................... 12
3.4
Setting the exclusion List ............................................................................................................. 13
3.4.1
Adding Items - Wildcards ......................................................................................................... 13
Exercise 5 Clash Sets ................................................................................................................................ 16
4
Running a Clash Set .............................................................................................................................. 17
4.1
Running Clash Sets ....................................................................................................................... 17
4.1.1
Items on the Run Clash Set Dialog Box................................................................................... 18
Exercise 6 Running Clash Sets................................................................................................................. 21
5
Interpreting the Clash Report ............................................................................................................... 23
5.1
Clash Report................................................................................................................................... 23
5.1.1
Clash Groups Report ............................................................................................................... 23
5.1.2
Clash Detail Report .................................................................................................................. 23
5.1.3
Filter Pane ................................................................................................................................ 23
5.2
Viewing the Clash Report.............................................................................................................. 24
5.3
Clash Detail..................................................................................................................................... 25
5.4
Displaying the Clash Group in PDMS .......................................................................................... 26
5.5
Clearing the Plant Design (PDMS) 3D Labels ............................................................................. 27
5.6
Clearing the Plant Design (PDMS) Display.................................................................................. 27
Exercise 7 The Clash Report ..................................................................................................................... 27
6
Clash Allocation and Approval............................................................................................................. 28
6.1
Automatic Approval of Clashes.................................................................................................... 28
6.2
Manual Approval of Clashes......................................................................................................... 29
6.3
Clash Allocation ............................................................................................................................. 30
Exercise 8 The Clash Approval ................................................................................................................. 31
7
Clash Report and Element Report Filters ........................................................................................... 32
7.1
Basic Filter option.......................................................................................................................... 32
7.2
Advanced Filter option .................................................................................................................. 34
Exercise 9 Clash Report Filtering ............................................................................................................. 36

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CHAPTER 1

1 Introduction
Clash Manager is used to group clashes together and allocate them to owning disciplines for investigation.
Clashes can then be approved or reallocated to other disciplines with comments, for example a hole in a
floor plate may be required so the Pipe to Floor Clash is reallocated from the Piping Department to the
Structural Department.
Clash Manager is not intended to replace good design practice using Plant Design (PDMS) it is intended to
enhance clash management.

1.1

Aim

The following points need to be understood by the trainees

1.2

Understand how Clash manager can be used to manage interference checking in Plant Design
(PDMS).

Objectives

At the end of this training, you will have a


Broad view of Clash Management

1.3

Prerequisites

1.4

There must also be a copy of SQL or ORACLE available for creating a Clash Manager ORACLE or
SQL instance.
The User should have knowledge of PDMS

Course Structure

Training will consist of oral and visual presentations, demonstrations and set exercises. Each workstation
will have a training project, populated with model objects. This will be used by the trainees to practice their
methods, and complete the set exercises.

1.5

Using this guide

Certain text styles are used to indicate special situations throughout this document, here is a summary;
Information the user has to Key-in 'will be red'
Annotation for trainees benefit:

Additional information
Refer to other documentation

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CHAPTER 2

2 Clash Manager Login

2.1

Access to Clash Manager

Access to Clash Manager will be done from Aveva Plant Design (PDMS) so we first need to enter Aveva
Plant Design (PDMS) in the project SAM.
Starting PDMS
Start > All Programs > AVEVA > Model Management 12.0 > Model Management PDMS

The Admin User Name is SYSTEM


The SYSTEM Password is XXXXXX
Select the /SAMPLE MDB
Enter Design

2.1.1

Starting Clash Manager

Utilities > Clash Manager Start Up

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At the Model Management Logon Screen Select CLASH_SAM in Project field and Click on Logon

Note once the windows user name has been added to Clash manager the login screen is not normally
shown

The Main Clash Manager Screen is now displayed.

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CHAPTER 3

3 Creating Clash Sets


Clash Sets are groups of Plant Design (PDMS) items that are to be clash checked against other Plant
Design (PDMS) items.
Clash sets are used to organise the Plant Design (PDMS) items being checked into manageable sizes.
Clash sets are based on discipline and area.
It is assumed that you are familiar with normal clashing in Plant Design (PDMS).
In Clash Set you define your Obstruction List, Exclusion List, Check List, Tolerance etc
To create a Clash Set Select Tools > Clash Sets form the Clash Manager Main Menu.

Remember to be able to create a Clash Set you must be a ticked Administrator in Clash Manager
Configuration > Security > Users

Initially there will be no clash sets. We will create a Clash Set that will allow us to check pipes in the
TRAINPIPE zone against all items in zones TRAINPIPE and TRAINSTR under site TRAINSITE.

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3.1

Add a new Clash Set

Select the Add Button

Set a title TrainSet


Set the MDS /SAMPLE

3.2

Setting the Obstruction List

A Obstruction list is a list of named elements covering a range of elements and their attributes from within
the specified MDB that form the Obstruction list
Select the obstruction list pane using the Right Hand Mouse Button.

Select Browse

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Using the AVEVA Plant Design (PDMS) Browser


we could select any items to be in our obstruction
list.
As we wish lets select under Site /TRAINSITE
Zone /TRAINPIPE and Click on Add Button. Select
Zone /TRAINEQUI and Click on Add Button.

Dismiss the form

3.3

Setting the Check List

A Check list is a list of elements covering a range of elements and their attributes from within the specified
MDB that form the check list for clash detection
Select the Browse PDMS Model button under the Check List

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Select the Zone /TRAINPIPE and click on Add


button

Dismiss the form

3.4

Setting the exclusion List

The Exclusion List is list of AVEVA Plant Design (PDMS) items that will not be included in the Obstruction
List. For this we are going to exclude a Equipment by using wild cards.

3.4.1

Adding Items - Wildcards

Regular Expression Summary


Value
Meaning
^
Matches the start of a line
$
Matches the end of a line
.
Matches any character
*
Matches zero or more occurrences of the previous expression
[string]
Matches any one of the characters listed in string

In addition to the standard Regular Expression syntax there is a simple NOT operator <!>. If the exclamation
mark is the first character of the Regular Expression, the rule evaluates TRUE if the expression fails.
If wildcards were entered at the 'Add to Check List' dialog box as necessary, check the wildcard expansion.
Examples of Regular Expression Syntax
Example
Matches
Expression
^[AB]305$
A string beginning with A or B
and ending with 305
[AB]305
A string containing A or B
followed by 305
!TEMP45
Any string that does NOT contain
TEMP45
^/S45/.*/TEMP45$ A string beginning /S45 and
ending with TEMP45
!^/S45
Any string that does not begin with
/S45

Result of Example Expression


A305 or B305
IBMA305HAL or PQRB305LMN
/THIS/string/Matches
/S45/ABCanythinggoeshere345/TEMP
45

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We will now add some exclusions using wild cards.


On the Exclude List Select Add

Click on OK button

Once you have used wild cards you can check that you are getting the results you require.

Use the Right Hand Mouse button on the Exclude List window
Select Evaluate
This will show the Expansion of the Exclusion List

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Using wildcards create the exclusion list that includes all the Equipments with 103
Click on Dismiss button
Details of Clash Set Data form
Extents tab
Limits tab
History tab
Nocheck Within field
"new" Tolerance field
MAP Override checkbox

The items on this tab are used to specify the overlap, gap and
clearances.
The items on this tab are used to specify the co-ordinates of the
space occupied by the clash set.
The items on this tab show the dates and details of previous clash
runs
No clash checks between items within the same hierarchy of given
Types
A clash which is between the same two elements of an existing
clash and is within this tolerance is not treated as new clash
If checked, causes desclash to ignore errors in the Spatial Map,
which would otherwise abort the desclash run.

Ignore Connections
Ignore Connections at steelwork Junctions
checkbox
Branch Check radio group Used to select either 'A Check' or 'B Check'. The default is 'B
Check'. For a complete explanation of 'A Check' and 'B check' see
the DESIGN User Manual.
Check ADD checkbox
Passes the Check ADD option to desclash. This causes the Clash
Check List to be automatically added to the Obstruction List. Any
existing contents of the Obstruction list are ignored.
OK button
Confirms selections made and closes dialog box
Cancel button
Ignores selections made and closes dialog box.
When you are happy that the form is correct OK the form
At this point you may wish to ensure the Spatial Map is up to date, go back to Plant Design (PDMS) Design
and open a command window Display>Command Line and type MAP BUILD NEW MDB and hit return (if
you choose not to update the Spatial Map check the Map Override option).
Whenever you update Plant Design (PDMS) you must remember to do a Savework.

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Exercise 1 Clash Sets


Create a Clash Set as described above to Clash check a Pipe Zone.

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CHAPTER 4

4 Running a Clash Set


This section discusses submitting clash runs.

4.1

Running Clash Sets

There are two ways of submitting a Clash set from the main Clash Manager Window Select Run > Clash
Set > TrainSet

Alternatively you could select Tools > Clash Sets

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Select the required Clash Set TrainSet and Run Desclash Button

4.1.1

Items on the Run Clash Set Dialog Box

Branch Check Type


radio group

Used to select either 'A Check' or 'B Check' for this run. The default is
set in the data associated with the Clash Set. 'A Check' does a full
primitive by primitive check of every component within a branch. This
option is not normally recommended. 'B Check' is a simplified check
which ignores clashes between certain pairs of components within the
branches. This option is normally used.

MAP Override
checkbox

If checked, causes desclash to ignore errors in the Spatial Map, which


would otherwise abort the desclash run. The default is given in the
Clash Set data.

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Check ADD checkbox Passes the Check ADD option to desclash. This causes the Clash
Check List to be automatically added to the Obstruction List. Any
existing contents of the Obstruction List are ignored. The default is
given in the Clash Set data.
Ignore Connections
checkbox

Ignore Connections at steelwork Junctions. The default is given in the


Clash Set data.

Clash Run Comments Displays the comments associated with the Clash Set data.
field
Progress bar and
During the clash run, the bar graphically indicates the percentage
adjacent indications
progress.
During the clash run, a 'Loading item number' message appears above
the bar and is continually updated.
During the clash run, continually updated numbers below the bar show
'Total clashes processed' and a 'Significant Elements'.
During the clash run, a 'Heartbeat' at the bottom right-hand of the
dialog box shows that the process is in operation.
If the clash update cannot be completed, an error message appears.
Run button

To initiate a clash run

Cancel button

To abort a clash run

As each item on the CheckList is processed by desclash, the data is loaded into the Clash Manager
Database while at the same time desclash continues processing subsequent CheckList items.
Select the Run Button

Once the Clash Run is completed the above dialog will get closed.

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Right mouse click on the above Clash Sets window and select Display Counts

In the above Clash Sets window, you can view total number of Clashes and Unapproved Clashes
Select Dismiss
Following the Clash Run a report will have been created and the Clash Manager Graph will have been
updated to show the number of Clashes and if they are approved or not.

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Exercise 2 Running Clash Sets


Run your clash set that you created in the previous chapter

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CHAPTER 5

5 Interpreting the Clash Report


Once a Clash set has been run a Clash report will be generated, this section discusses the clash run and
describes how you display any clashes found.

5.1

Clash Report

Reports on clashes are presented in a separate window that includes a main menu with dropdown menus, a
toolbar and a status bar. A popup menu is available for both reports.
There are two types of report, namely, Clash Groups and Clash Detail. Both reports are in tabular format.
The reports appear in separate panes, and either or both can be displayed. The pane that is 'Active' has a
dark blue title bar; the 'Inactive' pane has a grey title bar. Scroll bars are available for access to data that
overspills the panes. Details of the current filter can be displayed in a separate pane, titled Filter, at the
bottom of the window.

5.1.1

Clash Groups Report

Each row of this report is dedicated to a clash group. The data in the columns is identified by the column
headings. The width of a column can be set by double-clicking on the column heading. The width then
toggles between that of the heading and that of the widest data item in the column
The left-hand column shows the status of the group, as follows:
GREEN tick
Approved
RED cross
Unapproved
BLUE question mark
Pending
GREEN tick superimposed on
Conditionally Approved.
BLUE question mark
Fields in the report are colour-highlighted as follows:
YELLOW
Indicates the owner discipline, and if appropriate, highlights
the element which belongs to the discipline
RED
UNALLOCATED discipline
CYAN
Change highlighting.

5.1.2

Clash Detail Report

Each row of this report is dedicated to an individual clash within the group(s) selected in the Clash Groups
report. The structure of the report, column one indications and field colour-coding are as described for the
Clash Groups report.

5.1.3

Filter Pane

This pane displays the filter criteria and values currently set to limit the data shown on clash reports. The
information appears in a two-column table showing criteria in the left-hand column and values in the righthand column.

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5.2

Viewing the Clash Report

Select Tools > Clash Report > Display Report

Alternatively you can select the Clash Report Icon

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The Clash Report will be displayed: -

The above Report shows Clash Groups allocated to Piping and EQUI disciplines. One Clash Group is
approved and the rest require investigation.
The columns are as follows: Group
Status
Level
Type
Group Element 1
Discipline 1
Group Element 2
Discipline 2

5.3

Sequential Clash Group Number


Approved, Unapproved, Pending, Conditional.
HH, HS, HI, II, IS, SS
TOU, CLA, CLE
Name of PDMS Element 1
Discipline of PDMS Element 1
Name of PDMS Element 2
Discipline of PDMS Element 2

Clash Detail

Each Clash Group may have more than one clash in it. Select a Clash Group

The Clash Detail will be displayed in the bottom pane.

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5.4

Displaying the Clash Group in PDMS

If the Auto View Button is selected each time you click on a Clash Group You will be navigated to the Clash
in PDMS.

Select the Auto View Button


Select Clash Group

The Plant Design (PDMS) view above is of Clash Group in ISO3

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5.5

Clearing the Plant Design (PDMS) 3D Labels

Select the Clear 3D Labels Icon and the Plant Design (PDMS) labels will be removed from the display.

5.6

Clearing the Plant Design (PDMS) Display

Select the Clear 3D Display Icon and the Plant Design (PDMS) display will be cleared ready for the next
clash display.

Exercise 3 The Clash Report


Work through the clash Groups and try to understand why each Clash Group has been created, Assigned
and Automatically Approved.

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CHAPTER 7

6 Clash Allocation and Approval


It is not always possible to clear all the clashes in Plant Design (PDMS) sometimes it will be necessary to
accept or approve a clash. Clash Manager gives you that ability. Once a clash has been approved it can be
ignored in future clash runs. Following investigation it may be more appropriate to change the ownership of
a clash to another discipline for fixing or clash approval.

6.1

Automatic Approval of Clashes

In the Clash report displayed, there are five clash groups, out of which one is automatically approved.

Rules can be set to automatically approve a clash by a administrator or Clash Coordinator.


Select Tools > Settings > Clash Manager Configuration and then select Accept tab
Details of setting up of rules is explained in Clash Manager Administration course

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6.2

Manual Approval of Clashes

Clashes can also be manually approved, if the user has access rights to do it
Access Clash Report by Selecting Tools > Clash Report > Display Report
Select the Clash Record which has to be manually approved, Right mouse click and select the Approve
option

The Status will change from Unknown to Approved

After approval the colour will change to make it visible

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Rerun the same Clash Set, just to check that status of the clash which has been approved manually remains
the same

There will be change in colour, so that user can make out that it has been manually approved.

6.3

Clash Allocation

Whilst investigating a clash it may become more appropriate to allocate the clash to the Group Element
discipline for correction or approval.
We can change the ownership of some Clash Groups to Group Element 2 or Group Element 1
Identify Clash Group
Select Set Owner Element

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Exercise 4 The Clash Approval


Work through the clash groups and manually approve a clash group and rerun the clash set and check the
status of the clash.

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CHAPTER 7

7 Clash Report and Element Report Filters


By using the filter option, the user can restrict the data displayed on Clash and Element reports. When the
filter form is used for Element report, the facilities are restricted and unavailable facilities are disabled or
shaded out. In the filter form, there are two tabs one is Basic and another one is Advanced

7.1

Basic Filter option

In the Clash report displayed, there are five clash groups, out of which two are approved.

Now lets display only the groups which are approved in Clash Report

In Clash Report displayed, select Tools > Set Filter or Click on Set Filter button on the tool bar

In the Filter form displayed, Uncheck the Unapproved, Conditional, Pending options and Check Enable
filter option as shown

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Click on OK button
Only Approved Clashes are now displayed in the report

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7.2

Advanced Filter option

In the Advanced filter option we can filter the report based on Automatic/Manual assignment of Status,
Automatic/Manual assignment of Discipline, Priority, Class etc.
In the Clash report displayed, there are two clash groups, out of which one is manually approved and
another automatically approved.

Lets filter the one which is manually approved


In the Filter form displayed, Select Advanced tab, Check

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Uncheck Automatically Set option in Status box

Click on OK button

Now only Clashes which have been manually approved are displayed in Clash Report

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Exercise 5 Clash Report Filtering


Work through the clash groups and filter the desired data.

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