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Intergraph Smart Instrumentation Administration

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Use these options to customize the display of items in Panel-Signals reports before generation.

Retrieve last saved position — Select to enable the Save Position command in the Enhanced Report Utility and display drawing elements in the positions where they appear on the drawing before this command is implemented.  Clear this check box to display generated drawing elements in their default positions.

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 — Select to display the overall shield connected to another strip.  If you clear the check box, this strip is not displayed.

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).

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.

Leftmost strip descriptions on the left — Select to place all the descriptions of the leftmost strips to the left of the strips.  Clear this check box to retain all the descriptions of the leftmost strips above the strips.

Display All terminals on each strip — Select to display all the terminals on all strips that appear in the drawing.  Clear this check box to display all the terminals on the main (selected) strip and only wired terminals that carry signals on the other strips.

SHARED Tip If you do not want to apply this option to all Panel-Signal reports, you can apply this preference setting to a specific Panel-Signal report in the Advanced section of the Panel Signals - Find Items dialog box.

Display Signal path up to selected panel only — Select to display the signal path from the field devices up to the selected panel only.  Clear this check box to display the entire signal path from the field devices up to the control system.

SHARED Tip If you do not want to apply this option to all Panel-Signal reports, you can apply this preference setting to a specific Panel-Signal report in the Advanced section of the Panel Signals - Find Items dialog box.

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

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.

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.