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  1. Start the Administration module and log on as Domain Administrator.

  2. With the Domain Administration window or Domain Definition window, do one of the following:

    • Click Activities > Naming Conventions.

    • Click .

  3. Beside Parent hierarchy, click Browse to specify a <unit> for which you want to define naming conventions.

    SHARED Tip Naming conventions are always defined per <unit>.

  4. From the Convention list, select the item for which you want to define a naming convention.

    • If you modify either tag or loop naming conventions in a <unit> which already contains tags or loops, the software prompts you to confirm the naming convention change.

    • When you duplicate a loop in Smart Instrumentation, the duplicated loop inherits the naming convention from the original loop.

  5. Click Add as many times as the number of segments you want to specify for the naming convention.

    SHARED Tip The Insert button allows you to insert an empty row above the cell that you click. If you do not click any cell, the Insert button functions like the Add button: the software adds an empty row at the bottom.

  6. From the Segment Category list, select a segment category in each of the data rows.

  7. From the Segment list, select a segment for each category.

  8. In the Separator box, type a character to separate the current segment from the next.

    • By default, the software assigns the C- prefix to all the device cable names.  However, when you select device cable from the Convention list, the Separator data field is empty.  If you define new naming conventions for the device cable but do not type any separator in the Tag Number row, cable names appear without the C- prefix.  You need to type C in the Separator field of the Tag Number row to make the C- prefix available again.

    • If a separator is the last character in the control system tag name, the software retains the separator when applying the control system tag naming convention.

    • If a separator is the last character in the name of an item that is not a control system tag, the software removes the separator from the name.  For example, if your instrument naming convention includes a / separator before the COMPONENT SUFFIX segment, the FT-100 tag number with the A suffix appears as
      FT-100/A and without any suffix as FT- 100.

    • If you want a separator to appear at the end of the item name, add another data row and select Free Segment as both segment category and segment, define a separator, and then, define the Free Segment length as 0.

  9. In the Start data field, type the starting position of the current segment, that is, the leftmost character of the description that appears in the segment descriptor.

  10. In the Length data field, type the total number of characters (from the starting character) which appears in the segment descriptor.

    • You can select a part of a segment by specifying the appropriate Start and Length values.

    • When defining naming conventions for instruments or loops, if you want to use the ISA or Loop standard, click ISA Standard or Loop Standard to load the naming convention segments that comply with the ISA or Loop standards.

       If you already defined a naming convention for instrument tags or loops and want to modify an existing convention, do not click the ISA Standard or Loop Standard button again.  Clicking any of these buttons resets your instrument or loop naming convention to the default settings for the current standard.

  11. When defining a naming convention for wiring items, control system tags, or document numbers, do one of the following:

    • Select Remove trailing spaces in each segment to set the software to remove trailing spaces from each segment of an item name created according to the naming convention if the actual number of characters in a segment is smaller than the segment length.

    • Clear Remove trailing spaces in each segment to set the software to add trailing spaces to match the segment length.

    • The software does not remove spaces that are part of separators or appear at the beginning or in the middle of a segment.

    • When a wiring item or control system tag naming convention includes free segments, the software removes spaces only from the first and last free segment.

  12. When defining a naming convention for a document number, for documents you intend to save as files, do one of the following:

    • Select Remove spaces in file names to removes spaces from the name of the document files. 

    • Clear Remove spaces in file names to save documents with the name of the source document item.

      SHARED Tip A document file has spaces if the source document item has spaces.  For example, when you generate a loop drawing without opening the drawing, the software automatically saves the drawing file with the name of the source loop number.  If the source loop number has spaces and you selected this check box, the software removes the spaces from the drawing file name when saving the drawing as a file.

  13. If you are prompted to change the naming convention (if a naming convention already exists for the unit), do one of the following in the displayed message:

    • Click Yes to modify the current unit naming conventions.

    • Click No to retain the current unit naming conventions without modifying them.

  14. When done, click Apply to save the naming conventions to the database.

  15. Click Close to close the dialog box.