Category Archives: Database-Driven Design

Learn about database-driven design tools like Intergraph SmartPlant, Aspen Basic Engineering (Zyqad), etc.

Overspilling (Multi-Page) Datasheets in Aspen Basic Engineering

An important part of using Apsen Basic Engineering (Zyqad) is having properly set up equipment and instrumentation datasheets, that can read key information from your project database and drop it into a customized datasheet that your clients and customers can … Continue reading

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Intergraph SmartPlant P&ID User Tips and Tricks for Speed

Intergraph’s SmartPlant P&ID (SPPID), is part of their data-base driven SmartPlant package. It uses a drafting interface, like AutoCAD, but with some big differences. SPPID is both much more powerful than AutoCAD, and much less suited to quickly creating drawings. … Continue reading

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Introduction to Aspen Basic Engineering (Zyqad) and Database-Driven Design

Trouble with Aspen Basic Engineering,  formerly known as Aspen Zyqad? This post will help the new user get acquainted with the program. What is Aspen Basic Engineering/Zyqad? What is Database Driven Design? Aspen Basic Engineering is one of those database-driven … Continue reading

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