Tutorial: Making or changing your drawing header

Goal

Making or changing your drawing header.

Steps

You can also download an example drawing header.

Printing Header Options

When finishing a schematic diagram in Hydrosym it is almost always necessary to print the schematic including a header that includes all the specifics of the diagram. This header also includes other data that need to be mentioned in the drawing (think of current date & time for example).

Making a Header

A header can be made by the designer. In Hydrosym, open a new schematic diagram file. Lines can be drawn by clicking the “L” button on your keyboard. You can now draw the line and therefore draw a header in the desired size. It is recommended to choose a width of 1800 (X-coordinate in Hydrosym, seen in the bottom of the screen) for your header. For example the next drawing has been made:

As you can see the header has been drawn as well as the content. The green is text and the orange are attributes. Both can be filled in with any text or number and in any size. To add attributes or text to your header do the following:

Adding An Image To Your Header

It can be necessary to change the manufacturers logo in the header. Hydrosym has a simple solution to insert any image in your header.

You can now select an image to import into the schematic. When you have selected an image, a square will appear in your drawing. Use this square to size your image. The drawing should look like this:

To change the image, select and right-click the image and select properties. Under “File name” you can easily replace the image by selecting a new file.

The imported image can be used to add to your header. For example in the header below, the Paro logo has been added.

Selecting A Header

Now that the desired header has been made it is necessary to know how to select the header. This has to be done so that Hydrosym will direct your header to the printing file. The first way to select the header you want to your schematic is the following. When the option “Print” is opened (left-top window, printing icon) the Print window will appear. To the right of the screen an option can be chosen: “Select Header…” Choose this option. The following window will appear.

At “Current Drawing Header” you can change the header directed to your file.

Another way to select a different header for your schematic is the following. When the print option is selected, in the right-top corner the next option can be chosen. Click the option “List…” under Paper Size as you can see in this image:

The following window will appear. Here you can edit the paper size. To choose a header select the option “Edit”. Next you can give the name of the desired header in the box “Drawing Header”. An example of this window is given below:

Hydrosym will search for the border in the map “Borders”. This is why it is necessary to store the file in this directory. The third option is the following. Select the tab “Tools” and choose preferences. Under “Misc” you can see the “Default Drawing Header” option. When network settings is selected this header can not be selected. To unselect these network settings, go to the “Network” tab in the same window and unselect the option. Now again under “Misc” you can select your header.

Adjusting the Data

There is an option in Hydrosym to simply adjust the data of your header. Earlier in this manual it has been made clear how to use the attributes in a header when making one. Hydrosym will only search for the given header (for example Paro_Drawing_Header.hdf like in the image above) as well as the logo in the directory: “Borders”. When a header and/or logo is selected, the file of this header needs to be directed to this file. If the header is filed in this directory, it will also make it possible to change the attributes according to the next options:

When a schematic is drawn the option Print can be chosen. The window for printing will appear, as well as the header.

List of Attributes

The following is a list of attributes to make clear which are being automatically filled in by Hydrosym. There are also some attributes that you may not insert into your header, and some attributes can only be used when they are the only option to choose from. These attributes are being used for other purposes.

Automatically filled in by Hydrosym

CURRENTDATE, CDATE Current date
CURRENTTIME, CTIME Current time
LAYOUTNUMBER, LNUM Layout/page number
LAYOUTTOTAL, LTOT Total number of layout/pages
PAPERSIZE, PSIZE Paper size
FILENAME File name
FNAME File name without extension
FILEPATH File name with full path
REVISIONNUMBER, REVNO Last revision number (empty if the revision history is empty)

Not to be used for the header (these attributes have special functions in diagrams)

ORIFICE VALUE
ORIFICE NAME
SOLENOID NAME
SOLENOID NUMBER
LOGO
SIZE
CONNECTION LINE SIZE
CONNECTION LINE FLOW
CONNECTION LINE VELOCITY
CONNECTION LINE SINGLE ARROW
CONNECTION LINE DOUBLE ARROW
CONNECTION LINE BOTH ARROWS
CONNECTION LINE BREAK TEXT

Preferably not to be used for the header (use the revision history instead)

REV1NO
REV1DATE
REV1DESCRIPTION
REV1CHECKEDBY
REV1DRAWNBY
REV2NO
REV2DATE
REV2DESCRIPTION
REV2CHECKEDBY
REV2DRAWNBY
REV3NO
REV3DATE
REV3DESCRIPTION
REV3CHECKEDBY
REV3DRAWNBY
REV4NO
REV4DATE
REV4DESCRIPTION
REV4CHECKEDBY
REV4DRAWNBY
REV5NO
REV5DATE
REV5DESCRIPTION
REV5CHECKEDBY
REV5DRAWNBY