Each authoring tool contains the following commands for integration on the SmartPlant menu:
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When a user in one of the authoring tools clicks one of these SmartPlant commands, the authoring tool interacts with the SmartPlant Common UI component. Depending on the command, the authoring tool sends an appropriate message to the Common UI component, which does the processing and displays the dialog boxes for user input.
For the purposes of this document, this is an overview of the authoring tool process. For more detailed information, see SmartPlant Integration.