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 If you already created instrument tags or loop numbers in Smart Instrumentation according to KKS naming conventions, you must not change the KKS segments to free segments or add free segments to the existing instrument or loop naming conventions.

  1. On the Naming Conventions dialog box, copy the naming conventions from the Default lowest plant group of the Default plant and make necessary adjustments to define the naming conventions using KKS segment properties.

  2. On the Naming Conventions dialog box, from the Convention box, select an item type.

  3. Accept the default segment definitions or change them as appropriate.

  4. Define the separators as you require.

    • The Naming Conventions dialog box opens with the KKS naming conventions already defined.  When editing a name using the KKS naming conventions, do not remove any segments from the name. Removing segments from the KKS name causes problems when creating new instruments. You can though add more segments to the KKS name created in Smart Instrumentation.

    • If you have an existing KKS naming convention in another plant hierarchy that you want to copy, click Copy From to copy that naming convention to your domain.

    • When the value of a numeric or optional segment is less than the maximum length, the software adds leading zeros in the segment.  An optional segment is a segment in which you do not have to enter the value.

Example of a KKS Naming Convention for Loops

Loop Number Representation in the Domain Explorer of Smart Instrumentation

 When creating a loop, you can also create instrument tags on the fly, using the loop naming as a source.  Also, when you connect a cable to a panel, the cable inherits the naming from the panel according to KKS convention rules.  In both cases, the software copies the naming from the source item segments to the appropriate target item segments.  For these reasons, in the naming convention of a target item, you should not delete segments that are likely to receive values by propagation.  Non-relevant segments in the target item are left blank or not displayed.