Basic Tutorial - Creating a SysCAD Project

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IMPORTANT: The videos here supplement the SysCAD Basic Tutorial located in the install directory at SysCADxxx\Tutorial\SysCADBasicTutorial.pdf. Refer to this document for detailed instructions.

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Section 2
Creating a SysCAD Project
Section 3
Project Configuration and Species Database
Section 4
Access Window and Quick View
Section 5
Chemical Reactions
Section 6
Trend Windows, PID and Ratio Controllers
Section 7
Merging and Modifying Projects
Section 8
General Controllers
Section 9
Makeups and EHX
Section 10
Graphics Window and Bulk Tag Change
Section 11
Excel Reports and Quickview

Latest SysCAD Version: 18 May 2022 - SysCAD 9.3 Build 139.30918

Related Links: Insert Graphics Commands, Conversions, Feeder-Cross Page Connector


Section 2 Overview

Please use these videos together with Section 2 of the Basic SysCAD Tutorial, which is distributed with the SysCAD full install.

We will use this Leach flowsheet in all of the following examples:

Leach Flowsheet.png

Create a new Project Group and a New Project

  • Section 2.2: This shows you how to create a new project group and a new project in that new group in SysCAD.
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Insert a Flowsheet Border

  • Section 2.4.2: This shows you how to insert a flowsheet border symbol into a SysCAD flowsheet.
  • YouTube link (Allows you to watch in Full Screen mode)
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Insert Units into a Flowsheet

  • Section 2.4.4: This shows you how to insert Unit models into a SysCAD flowsheet.
  • YouTube link (Allows you to watch in Full Screen mode)
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Insert Links to connect Units in a Flowsheet

  • Section 2.4.5: This shows you how to insert Links to connect Unit models in a SysCAD flowsheet.
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Edit Tag Displays

  • Section 2.6: This shows you how to Edit Unit Tags, including Changing Tags, Displaying or Hiding Tags and changing Tag position.
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Manage Engineering Units

Swap between Metric or American Conversions

  • Section 2.7: Shows you how you can swap between using Metric or American as the default engineering units in a SysCAD project.
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Change Engineering Conversions for Individual Fields

  • Section 2.7: Shows you how you can change the engineering units used for individual fields in SysCAD. Also how to change the default engineering units.
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Enter Data into Feeders

These videos will show you how to enter data for the Ore Feed and the Steam feeder.

Please refer to the Tutorial for data to enter for the Water and Concentrated Acid Feeders.

Enter Solid and Liquid Data into a Feeder

  • Section 2.8: This example shows how to configure a Feeder with Solids and Liquids. We use the data for the Ore Feeder in the Tutorial.
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Configure a Steam Feeder

  • Section 2.8: This example shows how to configure a Feeder with Saturated steam at 275 degrees C.
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SysCAD Solver and Solver Settings

  • Section 2.9: This video discusses the Solver settings and the Solver dialog window.
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Start a New Project

  • Section 2.12: This shows you how to start a New Project in an existing Project Group.
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