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These preferences allow you to set the default point at which the software performs a loop error calculation.  These settings do not affect the preferences that were defined by other Smart Instrumentation users in the current domain or working in the current project, if the domain type is Owner operator or EPC-Project Mode.  Also, it is possible to set preferences that determine how the software defines maintenance event record names when users create such records in As-Built or Project Center.

The Domain Administrator can restrict the ability of other users to set their preferences.  Therefore, you can find that certain options are disabled.  If you want to enable these options, contact your Domain Administrator, who can manage preferences from the Administration module.

To access these preferences, on the Preferences dialog box, in the tree view pane, click Calibration and Maintenance > General.


Validate mandatory fields for data entry — Select to generate warning messages where the user does not enter data values in mandatory fields; clear to ignore any data that is missing in those fields.

Loop error calculation

Calculation method — Select a calculation method from this list to determine how a loop error will be calculated. The options are:

  • Ask user — Select to open the Loop Error Calculation Method dialog box, where you can select the loop error calculation method.

  • Normal — Select to calculate a loop error automatically according to normal values.

  • Absolute — Select to calculate a loop error automatically according to absolute values.

  • Root Mean Square — Select to calculate a loop error automatically according to root mean square values.

Calculate at point — Type a number from 1-100 or use the spinners to enter the default percentage point at which the software performs the loop error calculation.


Display AF and AL graphs in the Instrument Calibration Result report to print all pages of this report including the As Found and As Left graphs that appear on the second page of the report.  Clear the check box to print only the tabular data that appears on the first page of the report.

Define maintenance event record name by

The following options enable you to determine how the software defines a name for a maintenance event record that you can create in the Instruments folder of the Domain Explorer.  Names of maintenance event records accept up to fifty characters.

  • Tag number, then event date — The maintenance event records are displayed as follows: 101 -FT -100 02-03-07.

  • Event date, then tag number — The maintenance event records are displayed as follows: 02-03-07, 101 -FT -100.  We recommend that you select this option if you instrument tag number strings are long.  When you create a maintenance event record, the record name characters that exceed sixty characters are truncated.

  • Event date only — The maintenance event records are displayed as follows: 02-03-07.

If you set the software to create maintenance event record names using a combination of tag number and date, the software automatically inserts a space character between the tag number and date.  The date format depends on the Maintenance event date format preference.

Maintenance event date format — Allows you to specify a date format that the software uses when defining names of maintenance event records.  The valid date formats are the same as the formats you use in Windows, for example, dd/mm/yy, mm/dd/yyyy, and so forth).  For details of supported date formats, see Set a Date Format for Maintenance Event Record Names (see ).

Serial number, manufacturer, and model

Allows you to update the serial number, manufacturer or model number in the tag properties, from the calibration data entry.

Allow to Update: Select an option from the list. The options are:

  • Always - always overwrite and update the tag properties.

  • If undefined - only update if the property is undefined in the tag properties.

  • Never - never update the tag properties.

Test equipment hierarchy level

Allows you to filter the test equipment list according to their placement with in a domain. The options are:

  • Area

  • Domain

  • Plant

  • Unit