Cloning for Productivity

There is now a more efficient way to create a new schematic... clone an existing schematic!

Schematic cloning not only creates a copy of the drawing you want cloned, but it will also create and/or match all site and equipment database entries. Here's how it works:

Before you can clone a schematic, you need a source to clone from. For example, if you have 50 single well battery schematics to create, draw the first one using the SPIDR schematic editor as described in these instructional videos.

Once you have a schematic you'd like to clone, view it, then click this button just above the schematic:

The first step of cloning is to match source surface locations on the source schematic with new surface locations that will be on the new schematic.  You have 3 options:

  1. Leave the new site as "Select a site" - This will ignore the all schematic elements associated with this source surface location when cloning the source schematic.
  2. Select "Create a new site" to include all schematic elements associated with the source site, and associate them with a new site that will be created as part of the clone process. The cloning process will prompt you for the new site information (surface location and site name) in the next step.
  3. Select an existing site from from the list - SPIDR will prompt you to match any equipment that resides on the new site in the next step.

If your source schematic has many surface locations on it, all locations will be listed as above.  You will be able to ignore, create new or use an existing site for each of the source locations.

In this example we'll select Gulf Berry 6-14 then click "Match equipment" to get to the next step.

As you can see in the picture above, Schematic makes a best guess of whether or not each schematic element will be created as a new equipment entry or matched to an existing equipment entry on a site.

If you are creating the schematic for a site that doesn't yet exist in the database then all entries will be defaulted to "Create on new schematic".

The best guess will work fine when there are only one of each equipment type (an equipment type being a Tank, an Orifice Meter, etc).  If there is more than one tank or more than one orifice meter, you'll have to select which orifice meter on the new site matches to which orifice meter on the old site.

There is an example of this above... There are two turbine meters.  All turbine meters will default to the same one... it's up to you to specify which matches with which.

When you are finished matching the equipment, click "Clone" and your new schematic will be created!

Search the drawing for items for equipment entries that have question marks on them. We put question marks in to get you to enter in the final details on some of the labels, which well a meter refers to, or a tank capacity.  

Note: Tank capacities are not required, but need to be provided when requested... we suggest adding it if you know it.  :)

Need more information or clarification on how the clone feature will save you time?  Feel free to contact us at

Have a great day folks!