Specifies the options to use when using the automatic WBS item generation.
WBS Automated Creation Rule Name
Select the WBS creation rule to use. You can create new rules and edit existing rules in the Catalog task under Piping > Piping Specification > Model Rules > WBS Creation Rule.
Select the name rule to use.
WBS Grouping Type
Displays the grouping type. This field is read-only. You need to edit the WBS rule in the Catalog task if you want to use a different grouping type for this rule.
Create Exclusive WBS Item
True indicates that the WBS items that are being created are exclusive. False indicates that the WBS items are not exclusive. This field is read-only. You need to edit the WBS rule in the Catalog task if you want to change this setting.
Select the label that defines the query parameters to use in creating the WBS items. If the Label Name Rule is selected as the Name Rule option, then the Query Label also defines the naming convention used when creating WBS items.
Select the filter to use to select the piping parts for the WBS item. The filter can return any group of objects, but only pipe parts are used.
WBS Item's Parent
Select the parent WBS project or WBS item.
The pipe parts must have been previously claimed to the WBS project.
WBS Grouping Rule Type
Displays how the software selects objects for the WBS items. This field is read-only. You need to edit the WBS rule in the Catalog task if you want to use a different grouping rule type for this rule.
Group by query - Objects are grouped based upon a query that is defined in a label. For example, use this option to quickly find all pipe parts that belong to run that are heat traced and then to subgroup them according to other attributes such as sequence number, NPD, and so forth.
Group by query and control point - Objects are grouped based on queries and control points. By using this method, you can group objects using the query, and then create subgroups using the placement of control points.
Group by control point - Objects are grouped based on control points that you place using the Insert > Control Point command. Objects between the control points are grouped together. If this option is used, the control point subtype that is used is displayed in the Control Point Subtype field.
Control Point Subtype
Displays the control point subtype the command is to look for. The control points are used as boundaries to define where one WBS item grouping ends and the next one begins. You place the control points using the Insert > Control Point command. Be sure that when you are placing the control points that you select the correct control point subtype and that you place the control point on the piping connection object. This field is read-only. You need to edit the WBS rule in the Catalog task if you want to use a different subtype for this rule.
Maximum Number of Objects
Specifies the maximum number of objects to put in a WBS item. When this limit is exceeded, the software logs a warning in the log file.
Pull in Associated Items
Specify what associated items you want included in the WBS item.
None - Does not include any associated parts in the WBS item.
Connection and Reportable - Connection items and reportable parts are included in the WBS item. Examples of these related parts would be gaskets, bolt and nut sets, and welds.
Supports, Connection and Reportable - Pipe Supports and the connection and reportable parts are included in the WBS Item.
Pipe support only - Only pipe supports are included in the WBS item.
Maintain Existing WBS Items?
Select True to have the software change existing WBS items only when absolutely necessary. Select False to allow the software to delete any existing WBS items and replace them with new items.
When you add or remove components from a WBS item, the software tries to minimize the impact to existing WBS items. The change management goals are:
Inserting a part into a pipeline causes no impact to existing WBS items except for the part being added to the appropriate WBS item unless the query mandates the creation of a previously non- existent WBS item.
Deleting a part from a pipeline causes no impact to the existing WBS Items except for the part being removed from the appropriate WBS Item.
Parts which have been previously assigned to a WBS Item will always remain associated to that same WBS Item (based on the object ID) where possible.
In some cases, some goals may only be partially enforced or may not be enforceable at all. The level of success in meeting these goals is highly dependent upon how much the piping design has changed since the command was last run.