Material Data Publisher

This course lays the foundation for using the Material Data Publisher utility of the PDS 3D products. Major Topics in this class will extend the capabilities of PD_Report to generate and maintain the reports for the PDS projects. It focuses on understanding the structure of the new mto database. Students will be able to create custom reports to extract data from piping and equipment models and will also learn to integrate other data sources with mto database using Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) to enhance the Bill of Material report production. Major Topics: Material Data Publisher overview - Understand the Material Data Publisher database structure - Access published data from an application that uses ODBC - Use Microsoft Access to demonstrate the utilization of the published data in the following areas: Tracking design progress -- Issued Isometric sheets control system -- Billing report and purchase requisitions.