The first step after completing the Add Project command to create a new project is to design the field layout! To populate your field layout, you need to choose your structures from the "Asset Library". Open the "Asset Library" in the side panel as shown below in 2D View:
This will reveal the asset library selector catalog as shown above. You can have multiple asset libraries including private asset libraries for your own company that depicts your own equipment or vessels. Default libraries available are "Generic", "User" and "Wind Farm" libraries.
The generic library is comprised of the most common subsea and topside assets and in addition various vessels. The User library is comprised of your own defined assets that have been added into this library from the asset editor. The Wind Farm library have offshore wind farm assets.
There is a Quick search field at the very top next to the Assets heading. Simply start typing part of an equipment name or category and the selection will automatically get narrowed down for quick and easy asset selection as shown in the image below using "xm" as a search term.
To clear the Search field just delete the text or press the x icon to the right.
To add an asset to your field layout design in the "Stage Area", simply click it and hold down the left mouse button while you drag it out of the asset list selector and onto the stage area and release the mouse button.
To reposition the asset just click again on the active asset and hold the left mouse button down while you move it to the new position on the stage and release the mouse button.
Once the asset is placed on stage in 2D it will have a circle around it:
On the circle you have four (4) asset options represented by icons available:
Rotate - Click and hold down the left mouse button on the Rotate icon to change the Heading of the asset in degrees (0-359). You can also set this in the Asset Common tab using the Heading input.
Lock - Click and hold down the left mouse button on the Lock icon to lock the asset to prevent any changes on the asset and the corresponding attributes/data. Click again to Unlock the asset. You can also do this under Asset attributes.
Delete - Click the Trashcan icon to delete the asset from stage.
Information - Click the Information icon to display associated metadata and values for the asset as shown below:
To locate the asset on stage simply double click on the asset name. You can also right click on the asset name and a menu with the available actions will be shown:
Locate - This will locate the asset(s) on stage.
Hide/Show - This will Hide or Show the asset(s) on stage.
Lock - This will lock the asset(s) on stage so they can't be moved, deleted or have its metadata edited.
Generate Schematic From Here - This will generate and save out a network schematic with this asset as the master node. The file will be saved as a SVG in your download folder.
Copy Metadata - This will copy the common metadata for the assets.
Delete - This will delete the asset(s) on stage.
In the Asset settings panel, you have three (3) tabs, namely: Common, Asset, and Metadata.
The Common Tab is comprised of all the available standard asset settings:
When you select an asset on stage then this common tab is shown. Available settings are:
Tags - Every asset can be tagged which makes easy to group Assets. See Tags.
Name - To change or name an asset simply enter the desired name in the text edit box. You can position the label on stage where you want by clicking it and then move it to the desired location.
Label - Set the text label properties here. Change the Color of the label text by using the color picker and the Font Size of the label by entering the font size. Check Show to display the asset name on stage.
Scale - It can be useful to scale an asset on stage up or down e.g. increase/decrease it from its original size to better depict realistic and relative sizes. You can now do this by simply selecting an asset and then input a new value in the "Scale" edit box. You can also increase/decrease the value by using the up/down arrow icons in the box when selected. The default scale size for an asset is usually 1.0.
Position - The position of the asset can be adjusted. The current X, Y, and Z coordinate of the asset is shown here.
Heading - Set the asset heading or rotation by adjusting the value between 0 and 359 degrees.
Opacity - The Opacity slider allows you to define the asset transparency value from 0.1 to 1. Where a value of 0.1 is fully transparent and a value of 1 is completely non-transparent.
Order - To more accurately depict correct field layouts and/or visualize subsea/marine installations/operations the "Layout" module supports draw ordering on assets and connections. You can assign a draw order number or value if you will either directly in the "Order" edit field, or use by clicking on the Up or Down icons, which respectively will add or subtract the current draw order value by one (1).
In the Asset Editor tab, you can edit any individual asset with respect to the number of connection points and their position/placement.
The Asset Editor has the following zoom options:
Zoom In - Zooms in on the asset.
Zoom Out - Zooms out from the asset.
Zoom Ext - Zooms the asset back to its default state.
You can also use the mouse scroll wheel to zoom in/out on the asset. You can also click and drag the asset around in the editor window to position it better.
The Asset Editor has the following connection point options:
Plus Icon - To add a new Connection Point to the select asset shown in the editor, simply click on this icon. This will create a new connection point that appears in the center of the asset. To position the new point simply click on it, and while holding the left mouse button pressed you can freely move the point around. When you have found the desired position simply release the mouse button again.
You can also re-position any other connection point the same way by clicking on it to select it and moving it around whilst you keep the left mouse button pressed.
Minus Icon - When a connection point is selected it can be deleted by pressing on the minus icon.
Trashcan Icon - This will delete all connection points for the asset so you can start the connection point layout process from scratch.
Reset Icon - This will restore the original number of connection points and the position from the database.
Add to my assets¶
This command will add this asset to the personal User Library section in the Asset Library along with any modifications you have made.
Connection Point Metadata¶
If you have defined any Metadata options on the Connection Point this will be displayed below as shown here for user configuration:
In the Metadata tab for the Asset you will see any defined Metadata options for the Asset so the user can do the asset configuration:
The various options depend on how Metadata has been configured. See Metadata for more information.