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SmartPlant Electrical Rule Manager Help

Intergraph Smart Electrical
2018 (8.0)

Enables you to specify or modify the rule name, description, or priority.  Also, you can disable the rule if you need.

Rule name — Defines the name of the rule.  When you create a new rule, the software creates a default name New Rule n where n is the next available number since the last new rule that you created.  If you change the name of a rule, and click OK, the new name appears in the rule list.

Rule description — Identifies the purpose or function of your rule.  In addition, you can create an Internet link by entering a URL address, which provides another way to include detailed information about a rule.  Enter a required URL address using format http://www.<site name>.

Disable rule — Disables all logical expressions that you defined for the rule components in the Consistency tab.  After you disable the rule, in SmartPlant Electrical, the software does not apply any actions that you specified for the logical expressions.  In the, tree view of the SmartPlant Electrical Rule Manager window, disabled rules are marked with the icon.

Priority — Determines which rule applies first when rules conflict with each other.  You can define a value from 1 to 100, where 1 represents the lowest priority and 100 represents the highest.  When a user of SmartPlant Electrical performs an operation that involves items to which several rules apply, the software first applies the rules with the highest priority.

In a case of rule inconsistency, if a specific logical expression in the rule is associated with the Reject action, the software rejects the operation automatically and does not apply any other rules that have lower priorities.  Likewise, if a logical expression is associated with the Warn action, and the user rejects the operation, the software does not apply any other rules that have lower priorities.

You set a priority for an entire rule, not for a particular logical expression.