This section provides short descriptions of the new features in Intergraph Smart® Instrumentation 2018 major and minor releases and its service packs. For details of features added in previous versions of Smart Instrumentation, see the Release Bulletin document supplied with the specific version.
Smart Instrumentation 2018 HF8
The following new features apply to Smart Instrumentation 2018 HF8 and higher hot fixes of 2018.
As-Built/Projects has been improved with the addition of;
Offline Projects - It is now possible for an Owner Operator to supply an external contractor a project, without the external contractor gaining access to the Owner Operator's source database. This ability for an Owner Operator to download quickly and easily a project to a file and forward the file to an external contractor, allows for a more efficient way for the external contractor to work, and more importantly, security for the Owner Operator knowing that there is no external interaction with their database. When the contractor has finished work on the project he returns the file where it can be checked before merging it back to the source database. For more information see Export a Project and Import a Project.
New Options for Claiming and Merging - Two new options have been added to the claim process and the merger process in Smart Instrumentation.
Exclude Specs and Process Data
Specs and Process Data only
Typically an Owner Operator sub-contracts projects such as wiring or process data to external contractors. These two new options give the Owner Operator greater control of how these sub-contractors projects are merged or claimed back into the source database. There are three possible scenarios for the use of these two new options.
Scenario 1 - Owner Operator sends a project to two sub-contractors.
Contractor 1 - Process data
Contractor 2 - Wiring data
Using both these new options the Owner Operator can merge the projects in any order without effecting the other data.
Scenario 2 - Owner Operator performs the wiring tasks and sub-contracts the Process tasks. Using the Specs and Process Data only option, the merger or claim is performed without effecting the Owner Operators wiring work.
Scenario 3 - Owner Operator performs the Process tasks and sub-contracts the Wiring tasks. Using the Exclude Specs and Process Data option, the merger or claim is performed without effecting the Owner Operators process work.
EPC Project Mode
EPC - Projects mode is a new domain type that has been added to Smart Instrumentation. The EPC-Projects mode allows for the same functionality as in an Owner Operator domain, the creation of projects as separate items for different engineering groups to work on when creating new plants and the merging them back to the main EPC project. In the EPC-Projects mode this is known as the Projects Center.
Inactive Cable or Cable-Set
You can now drag and drop an inactive project Cable or Cable-Sets active wires within the Connection window, to create or move a connection.
Smart Instrumentation 2018
Functionality, such as importing hook-up libraries or importing DDP library data, that used example databases, for example IN_ctlog.db or INToolsef.db have been temporarily disabled for this version. Contact Customer Support for further information.
Backup and Restore
When backing up your database the backup file is now saved as an encrypted XML.seed file, instead of the INTools_Backup.db file. You can backup your database as many times as you want. Every time a new file is created it is given a unique name consisting of the Domain Name_ a numeric code representing the date and time the file was created (MMDDYYHHMMSS) where;
and the suffix .DDTI
For example, MYDomain_061317135512.DDTI
After creating your backup seed file, you can then use this file to restore a domain.