Vinod Tirupati, Project Leader, Intergraph
CAESAR II comes with a great many symbols by default to represent elements on isometric drawings. But, did you know that you can also easily create custom symbols for your drawings using a utility that is installed with your software? In just a few simple steps, you can customize or edit symbols to your liking!
1. Navigate and run the Symbol Editor
Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Intergraph CAS\CAESAR II 2014\I-Configure and double-click to run Symbol Editor.exe.
2. Use the default images in the Symbol Editor
The SmartPlant Symbol Editor has some default symbols which can be used as the basis for creating new symbols.
3. Create a new symbol using the editor
To create a new symbol, navigate to the SKEY (Symbol Key) folder in the appropriate symbol category. In this scenario, SKID SKEY (Support) is modified as shown below.
4. Map the symbol file to I-configure in CAESAR II
Open CAESAR II and select I-Configure from the Output tab.
Once you have saved the style, exit I-Configure and click Generate Stress Isometrics to open CAESAR II Isogen. Select the updated style for generating isometrics by clicking Create Isometric Drawing. Then, from the Isometric Drawing Generation dialog box, select to Use Existing Style.
Customized symbols for your isometric drawings are just a few clicks away.
Give the symbol editor a try and you are on your way toward more meaningful ISOs in CAESAR II.