Chapter 30. Working with Engineering Drawings

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Exploring the engineering templates

  • Using basic Visio techniques in engineering drawings

  • Creating mechanical engineering drawings

  • Creating electrical engineering drawings

  • Viewing process engineering models

  • Migrating Visio 2000 Process Engineering projects to Visio 2003

  • Creating P&ID and PFD drawings

  • Associating shapes with components

  • Working with component data

  • Tagging and numbering components

  • Generating process engineering reports

Engineering drawings can be complex, but building them doesn't have to be. The templates that Visio Professional provides for engineering disciplines include many of the shapes and symbols you need to prepare mechanical, electrical, and process engineering drawings, diagrams, and schematics. (Visio Standard doesn't include any of the engineering templates.)

What's more, you can use basic Visio techniques, such as drag and drop, shape text blocks, snap and glue, and shape data, to construct and fine-tune your engineering drawings. Although you can drag shapes from Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Process Engineering stencils onto a drawing page, with basic Visio tools, you can position those shapes to the precise tolerances required in parts and assembly diagrams. Connectors and glue define the relationships conveyed in process flow diagrams.

Engineering stencils include hundreds of configurable shapes that make it easy to produce the documents you want. In addition, the Process Engineering ...

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