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SmartPlant Electrical Rule Manager Help

Intergraph Smart Electrical
2018 (8.0)

Note that relation rules are not applied for electrical items that are connected in parallel.

  1. In the tree view, select a folder.  If you select an existing rule, you can create the new rule as a sibling to the selected rule (that is, in the same folder where the selected rule appears).

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Click File > New Rule.

    • On the toolbar, click .

    • On the shortcut menu, click New Rule.

  3. On the General tab of the Rule Properties dialog box, enter a name and a description for the rule.

    The Description box can contain links to an Internet address so that a detailed description can be stored on a website and accessed using this option.  Enter a required URL address using the following format: http://www.<site name>

  4. From the Priority list, select a rule priority.

  5. On the Rule Components tab, under Component 1, click Browse.

  6. On the Select Rule Component dialog box, do one of the following:

    • Click Item type and then, under Selection list, select an item type.

    • Click Filter and then, under Selection list, select a filter created in Filter Manager.

      If you have appropriate access rights, you can access Filter Manager using the shortcut menu or the command buttons and then create another filter or modify properties of an existing filter.

  7. On the Rule Components tab, under Component 2, click Browse and then select the second rule component.

  8. On the Consistency tab, under Operand 1, select the first rule component (item type or filter).

  9. Under Property, select a property for the rule component.

  10. Under Copy, select an operator if required.

    Use the copy function to propagate values across items and as a result make them consistent. For example copy a property value of one rule component, the same rule component, or a fixed value to another property and create a consistency.  An example of this is would be to validate a motor and its protection device are rated at the same rated voltage.  For more details on the copy function operators, see Consistency Rules - Copy Function Operator Descriptions

  11. Under Operator, select a required operator.  When using a copy operand the only operator available is equals and must be selected.

    For more information about operator descriptions, see Operator Descriptions and Rule Examples.

  12. Under Operand 2, do one of the following:

    • Select the same rule or the second rule component (item type or filter) to create a rule between two properties.

    • Select Value to create a logical expression using a value of a specific property selected for the rule component selected under Operand 1.

  13. Under Property/Value, do one of the following:

    • If the Operand 2 is the second rule component, select a property for the second rule component to create a relationship between the properties of the rule components.

    • If the Operand 2 is the same rule component, select another property to create a relationship between the properties in operand 1 and operand 2.

    • If the Operand 2 is the Value setting, depending on the logical operator that you selected, enter one or more values.

  14. Under Action, associate an action with the created logical expression by selecting one of the following options:

  • Log — Records the rule inconsistency to a log file without notifying the user.  The user can access the log file from SmartPlant Electrical.

  • Warn — Prompts the user to reject or accept the operation when a rule inconsistency is found.  This action gives the user flexibility in making an appropriate decision.

  • Reject — Rejects user operation automatically and notifies the user about the rule inconsistency.  This action enables you to prevent the user from accepting the operation when the software detects an inconsistency.  When using the copy operation a reject action will not allow any changes that might result in an inconsistency and no warning message is displayed.

  1. Repeat steps 8 through 13 to create another logical expression for the rule consistency.