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Intergraph Smart Construction Administration and Configuration (2017)

Intergraph Smart Construction
Administration & Configuration
2017 (5.0)
2016 (6.0)

You can retrieve documents from the SmartPlant Foundation data warehouse to your Smart Construction project.

  • You must start the Smart Construction Scheduler in SmartPlant Foundation Desktop Client in order to retrieve documents into Smart Construction.

  • The Retrieve Data queue must be enabled and turned on in order to retrieve documents in Smart Construction. For more information, see Turn the retrieve queue on or off or Stop and restart the Retrieve Data queue.

  • Any 2D isometric drawing with the exception of those from Spoolgen or SmartPlant Isometrics can be retrieved in Smart Construction after the 3D model data has been published, loaded, and consolidated in SmartPlant Foundation.

  • In order to retrieve a spool into Smart Construction, first retrieve the model related to the spool, drawings related to the spool, and then retrieve the spool drawing (.pod).

  • You can disable the rules of progress functionality in order to improve retrieve performance.

  • Before you retrieve a large amount of data, recycle the Internet Information Services (IIS) application pools for your project's site. For more information on resetting IIS application pools, see IIS documentation.

  • Data is committed to the database in chunks as it is retrieved. This commit is final, meaning no rollback operation is performed if an error occurs. For more information, see the description of the SPCTransactionMode property in Smart Construction site properties in Server Manager.

  1. Log on to SmartPlant Foundation Desktop Client as an administrator.

  2. Start the Smart Construction Scheduler in the SmartPlant Foundation Desktop Client.

    1. Click Find > Administration > Schedulers.

    2. In the Find Schedulers dialog box, type the name of the Scheduler, and click OK.

      Smart Construction uses the Smart Construction Scheduler to retrieve data.

    3. Right-click the Scheduler, and click Scheduler > Start.

  3. Log on to Smart Construction as an administrator.

  4. Click Administration on the Smart Construction Standard Toolbar and select Retrieve Data to open the Retrieve Data dialog box.

  5. On the Retrieve Data dialog box, type or select search criteria to view data available for retrieve, then click Execute Search.

  6. Select documents to retrieve into Smart Construction.

    • To retrieve parts of a composite model, click Expand next to the model name. Then, select the parts of the model you want to retrieve.

    • Press SHIFT or CTRL and select multiple documents to retrieve into Smart Construction.

  7. Click Retrieve.

  8. To verify documents were retrieved, click Drawings, Models, or Component Registers on the Smart Construction home page to view newly retrieved documents.

  • You can turn on the SmartPlant Foundation server logging in order to gather useful information about the retrieve and rules of progress generation. In SmartPlant Foundation Server Manager, you can set the Trace Settings for your site. SmartPlant Foundation Server Manager uses the Custom property to log data for Smart Construction. For more information, see Use SmartPlant Foundation Server Logging. You can also see Setting Up SmartPlant Foundation Logging and Set tracing levels for a site.

  • If a document fails to retrieve, the document status displays in the Status column. The failure message is available on the Information column. You can try to retrieve the document again by selecting the document, and clicking Retrieve. See the SmartPlant Foundation documentation for information on the failure message.

  • You can cancel the retrieval of a document after it has begun. For more information, please see Cancel the retrieval of a document.

  • Click the progress bar in the Status column for more information about the model or drawing that is being retrieved.

  • You can link composite documents to retrieved documents in the Retrieve Data dialog box in Smart Construction using the Link composite document to retrieved documents option. This option is helpful if you need to synchronize different versions and revisions of a composite document, or you can use the option to link directly to a previously retrieved composite document without having to retrieve all of the documents again. For more information, see Link composite document to retrieved documents.

  • After a retrieve is started, the Smart Construction Rules of Progress queue generates and associates the rules of progress information with retrieved components. The Rules of Progress queue creates a separate scheduler task, SPC Process ROP Scheduler, to relate the scheduler to the Rules of Progress queue. The SPC Process ROP Scheduler task regularly polls the queue to process the rules of progress data for retrieved documents. For more information, see Query for the status of the rules of progress association.

  • In the Smart Construction client, click Administration > Show Queue Status to view which queues are enabled and their status.

  • The viewable file for models and drawings is defined in the SPCViewableFile property in Server Manager. If you retrieve a component register or if the published file does not have a file extension defined in the SPCViewableFile property in Server Manager, the file is retrieved as a component register. It displays on the Retrieve data dialog box when you search for component registers, and the file is retrieved as a component register. For more information, see Smart Construction site properties in Server Manager.

  • By default, the SPC_BrowserItemView access group is associated to models and drawings after being retrieved into Smart Construction. You can edit access groups on models and drawings to fit your business needs.

  • If a class definition is not assigned a component category, engineered published components related to the class definition are excluded from the Smart Construction retrieve.