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This topic describes rules and settings that allow Smart Electrical data to be shared correctly with Smart 3D, Smart Instrumentation and Smart P&ID, and the other tools that are part of an integrated environment. Other tools that are not listed here have no known Smart Electrical / Smart integration issues.

Integration with Smart Instrumentation

In order to have a successful data exchange between Smart Electrical and Smart Instrumentation, make sure that:

  • Both Smart Electrical and Smart Instrumentation have the same plant hierarchy structure

  • In Smart Instrumentation, instruments and I/O signals are defined on the lowest plant hierarchy level

  • In Smart Instrumentation, cabinets are defined on the highest plant hierarchy level

  • In Smart Electrical, you defined a registered report for both the I/O lists and for Instruments requiring power supply.

You must also ensure that the following Smart Electrical select lists and Smart Instrumentation supporting tables contain identical values:

  • System I/0 type

  • Rated Voltage

  • Power Supply AC/DC Flag

  • Number of Phases

  • Operating Mode

  • Process Function

  • Frequency

Furthermore, in Smart Electrical Options Manager, in the General Settings window, you need to make the following changes:

  • For the Smart Instrumentation Default Domain setting, specify the name of a Smart Instrumentation domain which you want to set as a source domain for retrieving detailed wiring data to be included in schematics.

  • If you want to retrieve enhanced reports to be included in schematics, select Yes for the setting Include Enhanced Reports in Schematics.

In the two tools, the units of measure of certain properties might be defined using a different precision accuracy.  For example, 1.2 kW (one-digit accuracy of precision) in Smart Electrical corresponds to 1.23 kW (two-digit accuracy of precision) in Smart Instrumentation.  This may result in inconsistencies and could be interpreted as an update when retrieving data.
These properties are:

  • Rated Active Power

  • Rated Reactive Power

  • Rated Apparent Power

  • Full Load Current

  • Operating Mode Coincidence Factors (X, Y, Z, ZZ)

  • Starting Current

Integration with Smart 3D

In order to have a successful data exchange between Smart Electrical and Smart 3D, make sure that Smart Electrical reference cables used in the project match the cables Smart 3D has in its Catalog. Smart 3D identifies the type of the retrieved cable by looking at the reference cable name in the Catalog; if this cable in the Catalog does not exist, the retrieved cable is identified as an unknown cable for cable routing purposes.

  • Smart Electrical ships a sample report named Reference Data Cables Interface to Smart 3D, which you can use as a source to be transferred to Smart 3D, so that Smart 3D users can create their Catalog using the report data.

  • If cables that originated in Smart Electrical were subsequently deleted in Smart 3D and then published back from Smart 3D, Smart Electrical does not generate Delete tasks for those cables.

Make sure that the following select lists in Smart Electrical match the content of the related select lists in Smart 3D:

  • Routing status

  • Segregation level

Smart Electrical also publishes to Smart 3D the relations to the cable side 1 and side 2.  If Smart 3D does not contain the relations, Smart 3D cannot perform cable routing.
This means that:

  • In Smart Electrical, the cables must have their side 1 and side 2 associated before publishing.

  • In Smart 3D, users must make sure that each object referenced in the cable sides has a corresponding object in the Smart 3D data model.

Integration with Smart P&ID

Smart Electrical can retrieve items of electrical equipment that were published from Smart P&ID.  Electrical equipment in Smart P&ID constitutes electrical motors and heaters only.

Smart Electrical retrieves any items of process equipment that are associated with the electrical equipment: for example, if a motor is associated with a pump in Smart P&ID, the pump is retrieved along with the motor in Smart Electrical.  Likewise, if the software retrieves a heater that is associated with a vessel, then that vessel is also retrieved.   The software also supports retrieval of multiple electrical equipment associations to a single item of process equipment, for example, where several heaters are used to heat up one vessel.  Note that Smart Electrical does not retrieve items of process equipment that are not associated with electrical items.

When Smart P&ID and Smart Electrical are both enabled for a plant, they are both enabled for all projects of that plant.  If a project requires only one of these applications, create separate plants for each application, and then enable Smart P&ID for one plant and Smart Electrical for the other.

When retrieving an item of mechanical equipment associated with a motor from Smart P&ID, the numerical value and units of measure of the Power Driver Rated property as set in Smart P&ID must exactly match an existing value of the Motor Rated Power property in Smart Electrical for the task to run successfully.  In addition, if you copy the value of the process equipment Absorbed Power property to the motor Brake Power property, the software only validates values of the brake power that do not exceed the motor rated power, as determined by the standard Smart Electrical rule.

Using Projects in an Integrated Environment

When working in an integrated environment with a plant that has projects, you need to make the following changes in Smart Electrical Options Manager, in the General Settings window:

  • For the Allow Full Access to As-Built setting, select No.  To use such a plant in an integrated environment, you must ensure that it is not possible to change As-Built data in As-Built itself.  After you select No for this setting, the software can only update As-Built when you merge project data with As-Built.

  • For the As-Built Claim Mode setting, select Exclusive.  Integration does not support having the same item claimed for different projects.