Configure Engineering Numbering System to Automatically Name Work Packages - Intergraph Smart Construction - 2017 (5.0) - Administration - Intergraph

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Administration & Configuration
2017 (5.0)
6.0 (2016)

You can configure the Engineering Numbering System (ENS) in SmartPlant Foundation Desktop Client to automatically name work packages (CWAs, CWPs, and IWPs) in Smart Construction. For more information on ENS, see Configure the Engineering Numbering System (ENS).

The ENS provides an automated object identification facility, which allows project-specific identification formats to be configured as templates. SmartPlant Foundation uses these templates to guide the user when creating new objects.

The ENS definition is composed of various components called ENS items that can extract data from constants and from other properties on the object or related objects. These components are configured in sequence with additional delimiter characters to define the required format.

  • On the ENS Definition dialog box, the Property set by ENS is the property of an object you want the ENS set on. For a Smart Construction work package, select the Name property.

  • You can open the Manage the ENS Definition dialog box by right-clicking the ENS definition and selecting Manage ENS Items.

  • You can view how your ENS items displays in the Preview box on the bottom left of the Manage ENS Definition dialog box.

  • You can use the WBS path as part of your naming convention for IWPs. You can specify that the WBS path for the CWP related to the IWP is included in the name. If you subsequently change the CWP to which the IWP is related, the WBS path in the IWP name does not change. Once an IWP is created, the name is read-only. The only way to get the new WBS path into the name is to delete and re-create the IWP.

  • If traversing a relationship definition, you must precede the relationship definition name with the direction (+ or -). If traversing from end 1 to end 2 of the relationship, use the minus symbol (-) before the name of the relationship definition. If traversing from end 2 to end 1, use the plus symbol (+) before the name of the relationship definition.

  • If the ENS is configured, the number or name box is locked and displays To be assigned. When the package is saved, ENS fills in the name with the configured format.