Enables you to set your plant hierarchy levels for the current domain. The minimum number of levels is three. You can change the level names at any stage of your domain life cycle. The level names that you define and the number of levels appear in the Plant Hierarchy Explorer, where you can define specific items on each hierarchy level. For example, on the Plant level, you can define several specific items, such as Plant1, Plant2, Plant3, and so forth.
If the current domain already has a plant other than the default plant, for example, a domain based on the in_demo.ddti file, you can only change the names on the levels but not the number of the levels.
If you define too long names of the plant hierarchy levels (up to 50 characters are allowed), in report title blocks, truncation may occur in the fields that display the names of the plant hierarchy levels and the specific level items. If you must use long name strings, to prevent truncation, we recommend that users create custom title blocks and provide enough room in the plant_name, area_name, and unit_name fields.
In the Plant Hierarchy Explorer, after creating a first <plant>, you cannot change the plant hierarchy levels until you delete that plant. Therefore, it is recommended that you first create your plant hierarchy levels using the options in this dialog box, and only then proceed to creating specific plant hierarchy items using the Plant Hierarchy Explorer.
If you are planning to create more than three levels in your plant hierarchy, you cannot then use the default plant even if the System Administrator has enabled the use of the default plant. If more than three levels are defined, the software automatically clears the Default plant use check box in the Domain Definition window.
Level — Displays the level hierarchy number. Level 1 is the highest level. The hierarchical manner of levels is displayed in the Plant Hierarchy Explorer.
Name — Allows you to change the existing level name or enter a name for a new level. The name must contain at least one character that is not space. The maximum name length is fifty characters. The default level names that are supplied with Smart Instrumentation are Plant, Area, and Unit.
Add — Appends a new level at the bottom of the list. This level becomes the lowest level of the plant hierarchy. You can only use this option before creating the first plant in the Plant Hierarchy Explorer.
Insert — Inserts a new level above the level that you select. You can only use this option before creating the first plant in the Plant Hierarchy Explorer.
Delete — Deletes a level that you select. You can only use this option before creating the first plant in the Plant Hierarchy Explorer. You can delete any level, as long as the minimum of three levels remains in the dialog box.