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Intergraph Smart Instrumentation Administration

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These options enable you to define the default paths for generating and saving hook- up drawings using your CAD application: SmartSketch, AutoCAD, or MicroStation.

  • Smart Instrumentation and the CAD drawing programs required to work with Smart Instrumentation, must be installed on the same machine.

  • MicroStation paths must not have spaces.  Paths with spaces prevent MicroStation from generating or displaying drawings or cells from Smart Instrumentation.  If you installed MicroStation in the default Program Files(x86) folder, you must reinstall MicroStation in a path that does not have spaces.

Global path — Displays the global path set by the System Administrator.

CAD folder — Click Browse to navigate to the folder containing the executable file of the CAD application installed on your computer.  For example:

C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartSketch\program

CAD configuration folder — Click Browse to navigate to the folder containing the CAD configuration file of the CAD application installed on your computer.  For example:

C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartSketch\program

CAD function folder — Click Browse to navigate to the folder containing the CAD function files.  For example:

C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartPlant\Instrumentation\CAD\CADFunc

If your CAD application is SmartSketch, the CADFunc folder contains a shipped file pid.igr.  This is a template file on which all your SmartSketch drawings are based.  The default print sheet size is defined in the pid.igr file as A3 Wide.  If you want to generate drawings using a different print sheet size, you must open the pid.igr file in SmartSketch and modify the sheet settings as you require.  Changes that you make in the pid.igr file affect both hook-up drawings and loop drawings you generate in SmartSketch.  If you want the print sheet size of hook-up drawings not to affect the print sheet size of loop drawings, duplicate the CADFunc folder with all its content and define a different path setting preference for loop drawings on the Loop Drawings > CAD File Locations tab.

If your CAD application is MicroStation, make sure the path string does not exceed fifty two characters.  A longer path prevents MicroStation from generating or displaying drawings or cells from Smart Instrumentation.  If your CAD function folder path is longer than allowed, you need to copy the CADFunc folder and its content to another location, for example, C:\CAD\CADFunc.

Open drawing files from — Click Browse to navigate to the default folder from which saved hook-up drawings are to be opened.  For example:

C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartPlant\Instrumentation\CAD\DWG

Drawing block folder — Click Browse to select the path to be used as the default for new block files.  For example:

C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartPlant\Instrumentation\CAD\Blocks

Copy file locations from CAD loop drawings

  • Copy — Copies file location preferences set on the Loop Drawings > CAD File Locations tab.  This overrides all the existing settings that appear on the current tab.

  • Save documents automatically — Enables you to define the default path for saving CAD hook-up drawings automatically as files at the time of generation.

  • Output documents folder (available after selecting Save documents automatically) — Enables you to click Browse and then specify the default path for saving CAD hook-up drawings automatically as files at the time of generation.  The path that you specify appears on the CAD Options tab of the Generate Hook-Up Drawings dialog box when you select CAD as a generation method or use the As previously applied option to generate a batch of hook-up drawings in mixed mode.  On the CAD Options tab of the Generate Hook-Up Drawings dialog box, for a specific generation, you can modify the default path setting if needed.  The following setting is an example of the default folder where you want the software to save all your CAD hook-up drawings automatically:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartPlant\Instrumentation\CAD\My CAD Hook-Up Drawings

    The file format of the saved files depends on the CAD application you have selected.