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The VES program handles equipment according a project structure. This means that equipment is organized in projects. An Engineering Contractor will create the project according the actual projects at hand, but for example an Operator Owner will use the project structure according the process units and will name the projects to similar to the process units.

Figure 1 – Open project

The VES application will start with a similar dialog window as in figure 1. This window is used to edit the projects that are part of the database or to create a new project. For this example we will create a new project.

After clicking the button 'New' with the left mouse button the following project edit dialog will appear.

Figure 2 – New project

The fields in the above New project dialog can be completed to identify the project for later reference. The fields such as the project number will be shown on the calculation sheets. The Authority/Code is the selection of the calculation code used. This calculation code can be changed later, if required.

After completion of the dialog fields click 'Ok' to save the data of the project to the database and the below Main Window is shown.

Figure 03 Main window

Notice that the project number is indicated at the left top of the window, here in the blue section. The Main Window will show data of the equipment is selected. There is no equipment yet in the project and no equipment selected, therefor no data is shown.

Figure 04 – Main window buttons

The first five buttons at the top of the window as shown in figure above are for:

  • open an existing project
  • create a new project
  • close current project
  • delete current project
  • edit current project

The buttons 6 through 9 are for:

  • open an existing equipment
  • create a new equipment
  • delete current equipment
  • copy the current equipment


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