Hook-Ups > General (Preferences) - Intergraph Smart Instrumentation - 13.1 - Administration & Configuration - Hexagon PPM

Intergraph Smart Instrumentation Administration

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Intergraph Smart Instrumentation
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Administration & Configuration
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13.1

These options allow you to customize general hook- up drawing preferences, such as generation settings, drawing block path, macro symbol, and so forth.  Also, you can set tag association preferences and preferences for displaying a prompt message when removing a hook-up type from an instrument type.  Note that you define the CAD program and file locations for hook-ups under the Loop Drawings preferences.

General drawing preferences — You use these options to define your general drawing that appears on the second and all other subsequent sheets of any multi-sheet hook-up drawings that you generate.  You must define these options to enable the General drawing option in CAD tab of the Generate Hook-Up Drawings dialog box.

Drawing block name

Enter the required block name as follows, depending on the CAD application installed on your machine:

  • For Enhanced Report Utility — Type the name of the drawing block that you have selected in the Drawing block file name and path box.

  • For MicroStation — Type the name of the cell in the cell library that you have selected in the Drawing block file name and path box.

  • For SmartSketch or AutoCAD — The value in this field appears automatically after you specify the drawing block file name and path.

Drawing block file name and path

Click Browse to navigate to the required file or enter the required file name as follows, depending on the CAD application installed on your machine:

  • For Enhanced Report Utility — Type the exact path of a .dwg file.

  • For SmartSketch — Type the exact path to a .sym .dwg or .dgn file.

  • For AutoCAD — Type the exact path of a .dwg file.

  • For MicroStation — Type the exact path of a cell library (.cel file).

Global path

Displays the global path set by the System Administrator.

Use global border/logo

Select this check box when you do not have your own border and logo, in order to use the Default General Blocks dialog box options to specify the border and logo for all of your hook-up drawings.  Note that if you already have your own border and logo in the hook-up drawings, selecting the check box and defining the border and logo in the Default General Blocks dialog box cause the software to display two borders and two logos in the same hook- up drawing.

Clear this check box to insert the border and logo using your CAD application.  This check box is only available after selecting Enable hook- up drawing generation.

Use macro symbol (&) to retrieve data

  • For SmartSketch — If you use SmartSketch, you must select this check box because in SmartSketch all macros have the & prefix.  If you clear the check box, the software displays only macro properties in the drawings.

  • For AutoCAD — Select this check box if you manually added the & prefix to the macros. Note that in this case, macros that do not have the & prefix do not retrieve any data in AutoCAD drawings but are displayed only as macro properties.

Revision macro order

Select the relation between the order of revisions and the order of the macros that you have set in the title block.

  • Ascending — In ascending order, macro number 1 contains the first added revision, so that the last added revision appears at the bottom of the list in the title block.

  • Descending — In descending order, macro number 1 contains the last added revision, so that the last added revision appears at the top of the list in the title block.

Tag association — Selects the allowed assignments of tags to hook-ups.

  • Limit to a single hook-up — Restricts the assignment of each tag number to one particular hook-up only.

  • Limit to a single hook-up type — Restricts the assignment of each tag number to one hook-up type only.

  • Do not limit — Allows you to assign each tag to any hook-up without restriction.

Remove hook-up type from instrument type

Display prompt messages

Select this check box if you want the software to prompt you before removing a hook- up type from an instrument type.

Units of measure for hook-up items

Determines whether you can assign a unit of measure name or code to a hook-up item when defining or modifying hook-up item properties.  The software displays codes or names of hook-up item units of measure in the Item Properties dialog box, in the Units of measure list.

  • Display unit of measure names — Allows you to display the names in the Units of measure list.

  • Display unit of measure codes — Allows you to display the codes in the Units of measure list.

Default generation method

Allows you to specify the default method for generating hook-up drawings from the Domain Explorer.  The software uses the default generating method if you do not specify any generation method for the hook- ups or hook-up types you select in the Domain Explorer.  The following methods are available:

  • Enhanced Report — Generates hook-up drawings using the Enhanced Report Utility.

  • SmartSketch — Generates loop drawings using Intergraph SmartSketch as the CAD program.

  • AutoCAD — Generates loop drawings using AutoCAD as the CAD program.

  • MicroStation — Generates loop drawings using MicroStation as the CAD program.