As Domain Administrator, you can perform the following sets of tasks:
Plant design and structure — As the software organizes all the information in Smart Instrumentation on a very specific hierarchy level, users must access a unit when they start Smart Instrumentation. The Domain Administrator is responsible for setting up and organizing the plant hierarchy that constitutes the structure of every plant.
Owner operator domain (as-built and projects) — The owner operator domain is a domain with As-Built and projects. The database is partitioned into several schemas: a single schema for As-Built and separate schemas for projects. An operational plant exists and most of the activities are concerned with routine maintenance or plant modernization (revamps). To facilitate plant modernization, you can create a number of projects within an owner operator domain. Each project is defined for one plant only, and a plant can have several associated projects.
Engineering Projects Company - Projects Mode - The EPC-Project Mode domain is a domain with a Project Center and projects. The database is partitioned into several schemas: a single schema for the Project Center and separate schemas for projects. The functionality is the same as an owner operator domain except instead of As-Built you have a Project Center. In this way the the engineering projects can be broken down into smaller sub - projects and distributed to the relevant engineers. At the completion they can then be merged back to the main EPC-Project Mode Domain.
Naming conventions — This set of procedures deals with naming conventions. Naming conventions define the parameters which will be the rule for building tag, loop, device panel, and device cable names.
Copying <Unit> data — This set of procedures explains how to copy data from one <unit> to another.
Users and groups — This set of procedures deals with creating and managing user groups in a domain. Also, there are topics that deal with Windows authentication log-on method.
Access Rights — After assigning users to groups, one of the key roles of the Domain Administrator is to define user access rights. This set of procedures deals with setting and managing access rights for all the users in the current domain on the appropriate access rights level.
Preferences management — This set of procedures deals with the management of preferences in Smart Instrumentation. The Domain Administrator can control the management of preferences in the current domain as well as in all the projects if the domain type is Owner operator.
Report management — This set of procedures deals with tasks like associating a new title block with a report, selecting archiving options, and defining revision management settings.
Working with add-ins — This set of procedures deals with various add-ins that are available after purchasing the appropriate license. The add-ins include various libraries that contain item resources, such as hook-ups, DCS hardware, DDP data for PDS, and so forth.
Miscellaneous tasks — This set of topics deals with various miscellaneous tasks that are performed by the Domain Administrator.
Managing audit trail data — The software provides for the ability to mark history changes and save information about various user operations. These actions comprise the audit trail activities.
Clearing locking — This option enables the Domain Administrator to clear locking in multi-user databases SQL Server or Oracle.
Item registry — This set of procedures deals with item registry activities for the integrated environment.