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Intergraph Smart Instrumentation Administration

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Use these options to customize the display of items in Enhanced SmartLoop reports before generation.

Retrieve last saved position — Select this option to display drawing elements, after regeneration, as they were positioned when using the Save Custom Changes command. Un-check this option to display drawing elements in their default positions, even if you use the Save Custom Changes command.

When this option is not selected, the Save Custom Changes command still saves any changes made to the drawing, but will not display them on regeneration until the Retrieve last saved position option is selected.

Display options

All jumpers — Select to display all the jumpers between the entry and exit points of a signal on a cabinet.  Clear to display one line for all the midway jumpers.

When generating a loop in Custom Mode, with the terminal strip associated to a custom symbol, all jumpers are displayed on the loop drawing irrespective of the All Jumpers preference or layout properties settings.

Overall shield connected to another strip (without signal) — Select to display the overall shield (without signal) connected to another strip.  If you clear the check box this strip is not displayed, unless it has a signal in which case it is displayed whether the check box is selected or cleared.

DCS / PLC attributes — Select to display the attributes of DCS / PLC devices when placing them on the drawing layer.  The displayed attributes are: whether it is connected to a CS tag, channels, number of slots and cabinet name.

Unconnected DCS / PLC terminals — Select to display unconnected DCS / PLC terminals.  If you clear the check box, the software replaces the terminals with a break- in-sequence symbol.

 Only displays those DCS/PLC terminals that have been assigned channels.

Unconnected Apparatus terminals — Select to display unconnected Apparatus terminals.  If you clear the check box, the software replaces the terminals with a break- in-sequence symbol.

Only displays apparatus terminals per position.

Panel location — Select to display the panel location in its unit, on the drawing layer (for example Field, Control room, and so forth).

Vertical orientation — Select to display the drawing vertically (custom generation only or when no layout has been defined for a drawing).

Terminal discontinuities — Select to display a gaping symbol which indicates discontinuity in a sequence of terminals.  A gaping symbol appears between terminal symbols wherever there is a gap in a terminal sequence.

Loop drawing reference — Select to display on the report a reference to an external drawing.

CS block when tag has no wiring — Select to display Control System tags that are assigned to the generated loop where those Control System tags do not have wiring connections.

Instrument list — Select to display a list of instruments on the report that do not have wiring.  When displaying the list, the following options are available:

  • All instruments in loop — Displays instruments that are included in the loop wiring as well as non-wiring instruments.

  • Non-wiring instruments only — Displays only those instruments that are not included in the loop wiring.

I/O Channel items — Select to display I/0 channels with the channel names at the appropriate positions on the strip.

Switch terminal connector side (drawing only) — Select this option when you want the Enhanced Reports Utility to continue to display the switched terminal connectors on the drawing, after using the Switch Connector Side command and performing Refresh. Not selecting this option means that the display of the modified connectors return to their original state after performing Refresh. (Unless the drawing is saved before performing Refresh). This function is available in Custom mode only.

Save custom symbols with layout (Custom mode) — Select this option to save custom symbols along with the layout when selecting Save Custom Changes > Layout level in the Enhanced Report Utility.

Save custom symbols with layout (Custom mode) only works if the associated symbols are for item types of Panel, Strip, or Terminal. If you associated a symbol to a different item type, for example Channel, the Save at layout level command saves the custom symbols at the layout level, but when opening a different report with the same layout, the report will be corrupted.

Show one instance of each cable in drawing — If a cable appears on a drawing more than once, select this option to display only one instance of the cable (all connections are still displayed).

Generating a report when this option is selected, can result in the report being displayed differently each time it is generated.

Show all macros for assembled symbols (Custom mode only) — Select this check box to display all macros associated with assembled symbols displayed on a report. Leave blank to display only those macros associated to sub-symbols, of assembled symbols, that are connected to a signal. Those sub-symbols that are not connected to a signal will display Null.

Connector representation

Default layout — Set the connector representation for the default layout.  Select one of the following:

  • Diagonal — Represents connectors as straight diagonal lines between the short horizontal lines that come from the terminals.

  • Orthogonal — Represents connectors as lines consisting of horizontal and vertical sections.

For a visual comparison of these representations, see Connector Representation Examples.

Cross wiring — Set the connector representation for cross- wiring connections.  Select one of the following:

  • Diagonal — Represents connectors as straight diagonal lines between the short horizontal lines that come from the terminals.

  • Orthogonal — Represents connectors as lines consisting of horizontal and vertical sections.

When generating an enhanced report with many connectors, where the layout settings for the connectors are set to diagonal, the connector names do not appear directly over their respective connectors.