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1. (WO2017040120) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONVERTING DIAGRAMS INTO APPLICATION ENGINEERING ELEMENTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/040120    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/048196
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Aug 24 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: G05B 19/418
Applicants: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
Inventors: JAMMIKUNTA, Ravi
GOPISETTI, Santosh
REDDY, Jaganmohan Y.
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONVERTING DIAGRAMS INTO APPLICATION ENGINEERING ELEMENTS
Abstract:
A method includes obtaining (302, 426) information defining a diagram (1402) that contains a diagram element (502) graphically representing a component of an industrial process control and automation system (100). The method also includes generating (308) a graph (1302) representing the diagram element by identifying (436) reference points (902) in the diagram element, identifying (440) at least one direction of each of multiple lines in the diagram element, and forming (446) the graph using the at least one direction of each line and the reference points. The method further includes comparing (308, 448) the graph of the diagram element to one or more graphs of one or more application engineering elements. In addition, the method includes generating (310, 450) a meta file (1502) identifying a position of the diagram element in the diagram and the application engineering element that most closely matches the diagram element.