Enables you to define or modify levels for your panel locations. For example, you can define three levels with Building as the highest level (Level 1), Floor as the second level, and Room as the lowest level (Level 3). Then, in the Domain Explorer, Smart Instrumentation users can create specific locations on any of the levels and assign panels to the locations. Panel location is defined per domain; therefore, all the panel location definitions that you make become available throughout the entire current domain.
You can modify the location hierarchy as long as no panels are associated with a location (for example, Room_1). If any panels are associated with Room_1, Smart Instrumentation users must first dissociate them. This does not affect the location hierarchy names.
Level — Displays the current number of panel location levels. Level 1 is always the highest level of the panel location hierarchy.
Separator — Allows you to specify a level separator. The level separator can contain a single alphanumeric or special character. After users create location names using Domain Explorer and assign panels to the appropriate locations, the software displays the separators in a panel location string, in the Panel Properties dialog box of the Wiring module.
For example, you can use a back slash ( \ ) separator for a panel location hierarchy
that has three levels, and then, in Smart Instrumentation, on the third level, the user can create two locations Room1 and Room2, and assign
a panel to Room2. In this case, in the Panel Properties dialog box in the Wiring module, the software displays the location setting as follows:
In the Building1\Floor1\Room2 string, the software does not display the actual level names that you created, but the names of specific locations that the user defined within the Smart Instrumentation environment, using the Domain Explorer. The separators indicate the level hierarchy.
Location Level Name — Allows you to enter the name of a location level. You can use any number of alphanumeric or special characters. The name can include spaces. You can change the level names any time you require. These settings do not affect specific location names that Smart Instrumentation users define in the Domain Explorer.
Add — Appends a new level at the bottom of the list. This level becomes the lowest level of the panel location hierarchy.
Insert — Inserts a new level above the level that you select. You can only use this option before Smart Instrumentation users create panel locations on the level that you select.
Delete — Deletes a level that you select. You can only use this option before Smart Instrumentation users create panel locations on the level that you select.