Before you can publish and retrieve documents from any of the other authoring tools, such as Smart Instrumentation or Smart Electrical, you must register each plant in the Smart P&ID Modeler with a SmartPlant Foundation database. The connection allows Smart P&ID to use the SmartPlant menu commands. A Smart Engineering Manager administrator typically registers plants.
The software maps a plant and all its projects to a single SmartPlant Foundation URL, which points to one, and only one, SmartPlant Foundation plant database and its projects. When you use the Register command in any of the authoring tools, you are registering an authoring tool plant with a SmartPlant Foundation URL and plant that you specify.
The system administrator must register each plant in the authoring tool once; this action takes place in Smart Engineering Manager. After the plant is registered, you can publish and retrieve documents.