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Intergraph Smart Instrumentation Symbol Editor Help

Intergraph Smart Instrumentation
2018 (12.0)
  1. In the Symbol Editor, open the required .sym file.

     If you want to use a filter during this operation, you must first add a filter in Smart Instrumentation using the Macro Filter command.

  2. On the Actions toolbar, click New Macro .

  3. Click the General tab.

  4. From the Macro type list, select an option if more than one is available.

  5. From the Macro name list, select a macro for the chosen macro type.

  6. If you are adding a macro for an item that is part of a hierarchy, such as a channel or terminal strip that can be associated with more than one parent item type, select the relation for the item from the Relation list.

     You must specify the correct relation for the software to retrieve the data for the specified macro.

  7. Define a filter, if needed.

     If you do not use a filter, the software adds the macro to all items of the same type.

  8. In the Caption box, type a label name if you want to associate a label with the new macro.

     The label appears to the left of the macro on the symbol.

  9. Click the Macro Text tab to define the macro text properties.

  10. Click the Caption Text tab to define the label text properties.

  11. On the symbol, click where you want the macro to appear.

  12. Click File > Save.

 Symbols created before Version 2007 that contain macros with labels, display the label even if the value is null.  To correct this you must create new macros on each symbol.  Symbols created from Version 2007 do not need to be fixed.