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CMPIC HELP – NAVIGATOR AND SCREENS
Contents
CMPIC SCREENS AND THEIR PURPOSE .................................................................................................................... 18
HOW ARE THE VARIOUS MENUS IN THE NAVIGATOR ARRANGED?.............................................................................. 18
EXPLANATION OF EACH CMPIC SCREEN AND ITS PURPOSE ............................................................................ 19
LIBRARY DATA.................................................................................................................................................................. 20
CABLE DATA ............................................................................................................................................. 20

Cable Types ........................................................................................................................................ 20
Cable Class ......................................................................................................................................... 20
Cable Type & Assoc Cable Query .......................................................................................................... 20
Cable Type Design Quantities ............................................................................................................... 20
Cable Purpose Codes ........................................................................................................................... 20
Reports ............................................................................................................................................... 20
Cable Types Report ............................................................................................................................. 20

EQUIPMENT DATA....................................................................................................................................... 20

Equipment Schedule ............................................................................................................................ 20

GENERAL DATA .......................................................................................................................................... 20

System Codes ..................................................................................................................................... 20
Area & Location Codes ......................................................................................................................... 20
Segregation Codes .............................................................................................................................. 21
Status Codes ....................................................................................................................................... 25
Status Code Order ............................................................................................................................... 25
Reference data .................................................................................................................................... 25
Fill Types ............................................................................................................................................ 25
Segregation Spacing ............................................................................................................................ 25
User Area Authorisation ....................................................................................................................... 25
AutoRouter Rule Sets ........................................................................................................................... 25
More ................................................................................................................................................... 25
Segregation Code Grouping.................................................................................................................. 25
Cable Purpose Codes ........................................................................................................................... 25
Deck Order ......................................................................................................................................... 25
Signal Types ....................................................................................................................................... 25
Standard Notes ................................................................................................................................... 25
Block Definition ................................................................................................................................... 26
Maintain sites ...................................................................................................................................... 26
Maintain Earthing Chart ....................................................................................................................... 26
Zone Definition .................................................................................................................................... 26
Report Cover Page .............................................................................................................................. 26
Reports ............................................................................................................................................... 26
Area Report ........................................................................................................................................ 26

PROJECT SETUP ......................................................................................................................................... 26

Project Configuration ........................................................................................................................... 26

SCHEDULE CABLES AND DEVICES ............................................................................................................................. 26

Add/maintain Devices .......................................................................................................................... 26
Add/maintain Cables ............................................................................................................................ 26
Cable Applicability Update .................................................................................................................... 26
Data Import Wizard ............................................................................................................................. 27

MORE ...................................................................................................................................................... 27

Batch Cable Notes ............................................................................................................................... 27
Signal Schedule ................................................................................................................................... 27
Device Terminal Connections ............................................................................................................... 27

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Generic Devices ................................................................................................................................... 27
QUERY CABLES AND DEVICES ........................................................................................................................ 27

Cable Details Query ............................................................................................................................. 27
Cables and Associated Devices ............................................................................................................. 27
Cable Status Summary ......................................................................................................................... 27
Cable Types Required .......................................................................................................................... 27
Cables Between Areas ......................................................................................................................... 27
Query Cable History ............................................................................................................................. 27
Device Details Query ........................................................................................................................... 27
Device Status Summary ....................................................................................................................... 28
Devices Not Cabled .............................................................................................................................. 28
Spare Cores ........................................................................................................................................ 28
Loop Checks ....................................................................................................................................... 28

REPORTS .................................................................................................................................................. 28

Brief Cable Schedule ............................................................................................................................ 28
Device Schedule .................................................................................................................................. 28
Detailed Cable Schedule....................................................................................................................... 28
Cables by Area .................................................................................................................................... 28
Device Connection Details .................................................................................................................... 28
Detailed Cable Schedule Report ............................................................................................................ 28
Detailed Device Schedule ..................................................................................................................... 28

NODAL NETWORK............................................................................................................................................................ 28

Maintain Nodal Network ....................................................................................................................... 28
Maintain Node Details .......................................................................................................................... 28
Segment Detail Query .......................................................................................................................... 29
Nodal Path Calculations ....................................................................................................................... 29
Locked Segments ................................................................................................................................ 29
Break Segment .................................................................................................................................... 29
Merge Segments ................................................................................................................................. 29
Node Attachments ............................................................................................................................... 29
Routing Rules Detail ............................................................................................................................ 29

BATCH UPDATING ....................................................................................................................................... 29

Locked Segments Update ..................................................................................................................... 29
Segment Fill Type Update .................................................................................................................... 29
Segregation Batch Update (Add) .......................................................................................................... 29
Segregation Batch Update (Remove) .................................................................................................... 29
Segment Type Batch Update ................................................................................................................ 29
Segment Conformance Update ............................................................................................................. 29

REPORTS .................................................................................................................................................. 29

Network Connections report ................................................................................................................. 29
Segment Report .................................................................................................................................. 30
Segment Detail.................................................................................................................................... 30
Segment and Cable Detail .................................................................................................................... 30

CABLE ROUTES ................................................................................................................................................................. 30

Create/Update Cable Route .................................................................................................................. 30
Partial Cable Route .............................................................................................................................. 30
Auto Route Cable ................................................................................................................................ 30
Auto Router Rule Sets .......................................................................................................................... 30
Copy Cable Route ................................................................................................................................ 30
Quick Set Off Route Lengths ................................................................................................................ 30
Compare Cable Routes......................................................................................................................... 31
Freeze Unfreeze Areas for Routing ....................................................................................................... 31

CONDUIT MODULE ...................................................................................................................................... 31

Conduit Schedule ................................................................................................................................ 31
Route Cable and Conduit ..................................................................................................................... 31
Query Cables and Conduit .................................................................................................................... 31
Conduit Status Batch Update ................................................................................................................ 31

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REPORTS .................................................................................................................................................. 31

Conduit Schedule Report ...................................................................................................................... 31
Cables Run in Conduit Report ............................................................................................................... 31
Conduit Type Materials Requirement Report .......................................................................................... 31
Conduit Fill Calculations Report ............................................................................................................ 31

REPORTS .................................................................................................................................................. 32

Print Pull Sheet.................................................................................................................................... 32
Reprint Pull Sheet ................................................................................................................................ 32
Cable Weight by Areas Report .............................................................................................................. 32

CABLE TERMINATIONS .................................................................................................................................................. 32

Create / update Terminations ............................................................................................................... 32
Import Terminations ............................................................................................................................ 32
Device Terminal Connections ............................................................................................................... 32
Free Cores .......................................................................................................................................... 32

REPORTS .................................................................................................................................................. 32

Print Termination Chart ........................................................................................................................ 32
Reprint Termination Chart .................................................................................................................... 32
Cable Connection Details...................................................................................................................... 32
Signal Trace Report ............................................................................................................................. 33

CABLE AUTHORISATION ............................................................................................................................................... 33

Single Cable Approval .......................................................................................................................... 33
Batch Cable Approval ........................................................................................................................... 33
Cable Applicability Update .................................................................................................................... 33
Cancelled Cable Route Deletion ............................................................................................................ 33
Rename Cable Device or Node ............................................................................................................. 33
Cancel Devices .................................................................................................................................... 33

REPORTS .................................................................................................................................................. 33

Cancelled Device Assignment Report .................................................................................................... 33

CABLE CHANGE MANAGEMENT ................................................................................................................................. 33

Batch Cable Change Control ................................................................................................................. 33
Design Change Authorisation ............................................................................................................... 33
Installation Change Acknowledgement .................................................................................................. 33
List Change Control Requests ............................................................................................................... 33

REPORTS .................................................................................................................................................. 34

Cable Changes Summary ..................................................................................................................... 34

PRODUCTION MODULE .................................................................................................................................................. 34
CABLE WORK PACKAGES............................................................................................................................... 34

Maintain Work Packages ...................................................................................................................... 34
Query Cables and Work Packages ......................................................................................................... 34
Work Package Release ......................................................................................................................... 34
Work Package Release Status .............................................................................................................. 34
Cables on WP affected by Change Control............................................................................................. 34
Cables with Reallocated Work Package ................................................................................................. 34
Reports ............................................................................................................................................... 34
Work Package Detail ............................................................................................................................ 34
Detailed Cable Schedule....................................................................................................................... 34
Segment Report .................................................................................................................................. 34
Positional Node Analysis....................................................................................................................... 34
Schedule of Local Cable Routes ............................................................................................................ 34
Production Cable Changes .................................................................................................................... 35
Cable Status by Block .......................................................................................................................... 35
Cable Changes Summary ..................................................................................................................... 35

CABLE CUTTING AND PULLING ....................................................................................................................... 35

Cable Cutting Schedule ........................................................................................................................ 35
Cable Installation Schedule .................................................................................................................. 35

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Batch Cable Installation Status Update.................................................................................................. 35
Drum Schedule.................................................................................................................................... 35
Query Cable Recuts ............................................................................................................................. 35
Cable Pulling Progress by WP ............................................................................................................... 35
Record Cable Surplus Lengths .............................................................................................................. 35
Installation Activities Query .................................................................................................................. 35
Reports ............................................................................................................................................... 35
Cable Cutting Sheet ............................................................................................................................. 35
Cable Running Sheet ........................................................................................................................... 36

DEVICES AND EVENTS .................................................................................................................................. 36

Device Installation Record Status ......................................................................................................... 36
Batch Update Device Status ................................................................................................................. 36
Assign Devices to Teams...................................................................................................................... 36
Event Number Schedule ....................................................................................................................... 36
Associate Devices to Event Number ...................................................................................................... 36
Device Checkwire Status ...................................................................................................................... 36
Device Handover check ........................................................................................................................ 36
Reports ............................................................................................................................................... 36
Cable System Termination Progress ...................................................................................................... 36
Cable System Pack Status .................................................................................................................... 36
List Cable by System Pack .................................................................................................................... 36
Events and Associated Work Packages .................................................................................................. 36
Cables by Device ................................................................................................................................. 36
Device Status Progress Report.............................................................................................................. 36
Devices Ready for Handover Check....................................................................................................... 37
Device Status by Block ......................................................................................................................... 37
Devices No Longer Fully Terminated ..................................................................................................... 37
Block Summary Report ........................................................................................................................ 37
Block Device Compartment Report........................................................................................................ 37

CABLE TERMINATIONS ................................................................................................................................. 37

Cable Installation Schedule .................................................................................................................. 37
Batch Terminations .............................................................................................................................. 37
Checkwire and Record Resistance ......................................................................................................... 37
Installation Activities Query .................................................................................................................. 37
Reports ............................................................................................................................................... 37
Connection Details By Device ............................................................................................................... 37
Cable Connection Details...................................................................................................................... 37
UnTerminated Equipment .................................................................................................................... 37
Devices No Longer Fully Terminated ..................................................................................................... 37
Cable System Termination Progress ...................................................................................................... 37
Cable Core Termination/Checkwire Summary ........................................................................................ 37
Termination Norms Management Report ............................................................................................... 38
Cable End Termination Report .............................................................................................................. 38

LIBRARY DATA ........................................................................................................................................... 38

Maintain Earthing Chart ....................................................................................................................... 38
Block Definition ................................................................................................................................... 38

INSTALLATION ........................................................................................................................................... 38

Cable Installation................................................................................................................................. 38
Batch Cable Installation Status Update.................................................................................................. 38

REPORT EXAMPLES ........................................................................................................................................................ 39
CABLE TYPES REPORT.................................................................................................................................. 39
AREA REPORT............................................................................................................................................ 40
BRIEF CABLE SCHEDULE REPORT .................................................................................................................... 41
DEVICE SCHEDULE ...................................................................................................................................... 42
DETAILED CABLE SCHEDULE .......................................................................................................................... 43
CABLES BY AREA ........................................................................................................................................ 44
DEVICE CONNECTION DETAILS ....................................................................................................................... 45
DETAILED CABLE SCHEDULE REPORT ............................................................................................................... 46
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DETAILED DEVICE SCHEDULE......................................................................................................................... 47
NETWORK CONNECTIONS REPORT .................................................................................................................. 48
SEGMENT REPORT ...................................................................................................................................... 49
SEGMENT DETAIL ....................................................................................................................................... 50
SEGMENT AND CABLE DETAIL ........................................................................................................................ 51
CONDUIT SCHEDULE REPORT......................................................................................................................... 52
CABLES RUN IN CONDUIT REPORT .................................................................................................................. 53
CONDUIT TYPE MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS ........................................................................................................ 54
CONDUIT FILL CALCULATIONS REPORT............................................................................................................. 55
PRINT PULL SHEET ..................................................................................................................................... 56
CABLE WEIGHT BY AREAS REPORT .................................................................................................................. 57
TERMINATIONS CHART................................................................................................................................. 58
CABLE CONNECTION DETAILS ........................................................................................................................ 59
SIGNAL TRACE REPORT ................................................................................................................................ 60
CANCELLED DEVICES ASSIGNMENT REPORT ....................................................................................................... 61
WORK PACKAGE DETAIL ............................................................................................................................... 62
SCHEDULE OF LOCAL CABLES ......................................................................................................................... 63
PRODUCTION CABLE CHANGES ....................................................................................................................... 64
CABLE STATUS BY BLOCK REPORT................................................................................................................... 65
CABLE CHANGES SUMMARY ........................................................................................................................... 66
CABLE CUTTING SHEET ................................................................................................................................ 67
CABLE RUNNING SHEET................................................................................................................................ 68
CABLE SYSTEMS TERMINATION PROGRESS ........................................................................................................ 69
CABLE SYSTEM PACK STATUS ........................................................................................................................ 70
LIST CABLES BY SYSTEM PACK ....................................................................................................................... 71
EVENTS AND ASSOCIATED WORK PACKAGES ...................................................................................................... 72
CABLES BY DEVICE ...................................................................................................................................... 73
DEVICE STATUS PROGRESS REPORT ................................................................................................................ 74
DEVICES READY FOR HANDOVER CHECK ........................................................................................................... 75
DEVICE STATUS BY BLOCK ............................................................................................................................ 76
DEVICES NO LONGER FULLY TERMINATED REPORT.............................................................................................. 77
BLOCK SUMMARY REPORT ............................................................................................................................. 78
BLOCK DEVICES BY COMPARTMENT REPORT ...................................................................................................... 79
CONNECTION DETAILS BY DEVICE ................................................................................................................... 80
CABLE CONNECTION DETAILS ........................................................................................................................ 81
UNTERMINATED EQUIPMENT .......................................................................................................................... 82
CABLE CORE TERMINATION/CHECKWIRE SUMMARY ............................................................................................. 83
TERMINATION NORMS MANAGEMENT REPORT .................................................................................................... 84
EQUIPMENT SCHEDULE – HOW TO ADD EQUIPMENT ITEMS IN CMPIC ....................................................... 86
WHAT IS THE EQUIPMENT SCHEDULE AND HOW DO I USE IT?................................................................................. 86
HOW DO I ADD EQUIPMENT? ......................................................................................................................... 88

Segment types .................................................................................................................................... 88
Fill Type Override tab .......................................................................................................................... 89
Project Availability tab ......................................................................................................................... 89
Other functions explained .................................................................................................................... 91
Plugs and sockets ................................................................................................................................ 92
Creating the pins ................................................................................................................................. 92
Association tab .................................................................................................................................... 92
Associated cable types tab ................................................................................................................... 93
Backshell tab ....................................................................................................................................... 93
Project Availability tab ......................................................................................................................... 93
Terminal types tab .............................................................................................................................. 94
Conduit types tab ................................................................................................................................ 95
Termination equipment tab .................................................................................................................. 96
Tools & Dies tab .................................................................................................................................. 96
Associated Cable Types and Project Availability ..................................................................................... 96
Cable glands tab.................................................................................................................................. 97
Associated Cable Types and Project Availability ..................................................................................... 97

Updated April 12 Rev 6.10.1

Other equipment tab ........................................................................................................................... 98
Overall equipment view tab .................................................................................................................. 98
THE DEVICE SCHEDULING SCREEN .......................................................................................................................... 99
WHAT IS THE DEVICE SCHEDULING SCREEN AND HOW DO I USE IT? ......................................................................... 99

How do I use the screen? .................................................................................................................... 99
How to add Device Terminals ............................................................................................................. 100
How to add Near Nodes ..................................................................................................................... 101

USING THE CMPIC WIZARD TO POPULATE THE DEVICE SCHEDULE ........................................................................ 102

THE CABLE SCHEDULE SCREEN ............................................................................................................................... 103
EXPLANATION OF FIELDS: ........................................................................................................................... 103
WHAT IS THE CABLE SCHEDULE AND HOW DO I USE IT? ..................................................................................... 106
HOW DO I USE THE CABLE SCHEDULE TO CREATE A NEW CABLE?........................................................................... 106
HOW DO I USE THE SCREEN TO QUERY A CABLE? ............................................................................................... 106
WHAT DO THE VERIFICATION FLAGS MEAN? ..................................................................................................... 107
USING THE DATA IMPORT WIZARD FOR CABLES AND DEVICES .................................................................. 108
PREPARATION AND BACKGROUND .................................................................................................................. 108
RUNNING THE WIZARD .............................................................................................................................. 110
SCHEDULING DEVICES IN CMPIC USING COPY DEVICE AND GENERIC DEVICES FUNCTIONS........... 114

Creating a Generic Device .................................................................................................................. 114
Creating a new device from a Generic Device ...................................................................................... 116
Creating a new Device by copying details from an existing device ........................................................ 118
THE NODAL NETWORK SCREEN ............................................................................................................................... 119
WHAT IS THE NODAL NETWORK SCREEN AND WHAT DO I USE IT FOR?.................................................................... 119
HOW DO I BUILD UP THE NODAL NETWORK IN THE CMPIC DATABASE? ................................................................... 119
HOW DO I CREATE SEGMENTS IN THE CMPIC DATABASE? ................................................................................... 120
WHAT IS A FULL FLAG AND HOW DO I SET IT? ................................................................................................. 121
WHAT IF I WANT TO AMEND THE NODAL NETWORK? .......................................................................................... 122

Breaking a segment ........................................................................................................................... 122
Merging Segments ............................................................................................................................. 123
Segment Fill Type Update .................................................................................................................. 124

WHAT IF THE NODAL NETWORK IS GENERATED IN CAD? ..................................................................................... 124
USING CONDUIT IN CMPIC .......................................................................................................................................... 126

Creating a conduit ............................................................................................................................. 126
Routing a conduit .............................................................................................................................. 127
Copying the Route of a Cable to a Conduit .......................................................................................... 130
Copy the Route of one Conduit to another .......................................................................................... 131

LINKING CABLES OR CONDUITS TO A ROUTED CONDUIT ..................................................................................... 132

Linking a Cable .................................................................................................................................. 132
Linking a Conduit ............................................................................................................................. 133

ROUTING CABLE AND CONDUIT .................................................................................................................... 134
HOW TO ROUTE CABLE & CONDUIT .............................................................................................................. 135

Using the Auto-router to route cable and conduit ................................................................................ 136
Manual routing of the cable and conduit ............................................................................................. 137

CREATE CONDUIT ONLY ............................................................................................................................. 138

For Off Route Cables ......................................................................................................................... 138

CREATING CONDUIT FOR ROUTED CABLES ....................................................................................................... 139
QUERYING CABLES AND CONDUIT ................................................................................................................. 140
CONDUIT STATUS BATCH UPDATE (CMNF54) ................................................................................................. 142
REPORTS ................................................................................................................................................ 143

Conduit Schedule Report .................................................................................................................... 143
Cables Run In Conduit Report ............................................................................................................ 144
Conduit Type Material Requirements Report ........................................................................................ 145
Conduit Fill Calculations Report .......................................................................................................... 146

Updated April 12 Rev 6.10.1

THE CREATE / UPDATE CABLE ROUTE SCREEN .................................................................................................. 147
WHAT IS THE ROUTING SCREEN AND HOW DO I USE IT? ..................................................................................... 147
HOW DO I ROUTE A CABLE MANUALLY OR SEMI-AUTOMATICALLY? .......................................................................... 148
HOW DO I TAILOR THE ROUTING POSSIBILITIES FOR A CABLE?.............................................................................. 150
HOW DO I SET PROHIBITED AND PREFERRED NODES? ........................................................................................ 150
THE AUTOROUTING SCREEN ..................................................................................................................................... 151
HOW DO I ROUTE A CABLE AUTOMATICALLY? ................................................................................................... 151
AUTO ROUTING CABLES IN CMPIC USING RULES .............................................................................................. 156
AUTOROUTER RULES AND HOW TO USE THEM ................................................................................................... 156
USING THE AUTOROUTER WITH RESTRICTIONS ................................................................................................. 156

Using a Prohibited Node..................................................................................................................... 156
Using 1 Required Node. ..................................................................................................................... 157
Using 2 or more Required Nodes. ....................................................................................................... 158

AUTO ROUTING CABLES USING SEGMENT RULES ............................................................................................. 159
AUTOROUTING USING REQUIRED SEGMENTS .................................................................................................... 159
AUTOROUTING USING NAMED SEGMENTS ........................................................................................................ 161
AUTOROUTING USING ZONES ....................................................................................................................... 162
AUTO ROUTING CABLES IN CMPIC USING PREFERENCES ........................................................................ 165

Allow Partial Routes ........................................................................................................................... 167

AUTO ROUTING CABLES IN CMPIC USING PREFERENCES - OVERVIEW .................................................... 168
NETWORK FILL THRESHOLD (FOR THE PROJECT) ............................................................................................... 168
AUTOROUTER FILL THRESHOLD (FOR THE PROJECT) .......................................................................................... 168
OVERRIDING THE AUTOROUTER FILL THRESHOLD.............................................................................................. 168
SEGMENT LEVEL THRESHOLD........................................................................................................................ 168
OVERRIDING THE SEGMENT LEVEL THRESHOLD ................................................................................................. 168
THE PARTIAL ROUTING SCREEN .............................................................................................................................. 169
WHAT IS THE PARTIAL ROUTING SCREEN & WHAT DOES IT DO? ............................................................................ 169
HOW DO I USE THE PARTIAL ROUTING SCREEN? ............................................................................................... 170

Creating a partial route manually (where no segments of the route exist at present) ............................. 170
Creating a partial route manually (where some segments of the route already exist) ............................. 171

AUTOMATIC ROUTE CREATION ..................................................................................................................... 172
IDENTIFYING BREAKS IN THE ROUTE ............................................................................................................. 173
REWINDING/DELETING ROUTES ................................................................................................................... 173
REVERSING THE ROUTE ............................................................................................................................. 173
COPYING A ROUTE FROM ONE CABLE TO ANOTHER ....................................................................................... 174
TERMINATING CABLES IN CMPIC ............................................................................................................................ 177
WHY ARE THE PROJECT DEFAULTS FOR TERMINATIONS IMPORTANT? ...................................................................... 177
USING THE FULL TERMINATIONS FUNCTIONS IN CMPIC...................................................................................... 177
USING THE RELAXED TERMINATIONS FUNCTIONS IN CMPIC ................................................................................ 180
THE CABLE APPROVAL SCREENS ............................................................................................................................. 181
WHAT IS THE SINGLE CABLE APPROVAL SCREEN AND HOW DO I USE IT? ................................................................. 181

How do I use the screen? .................................................................................................................. 181
How do I approve a cable’s route / terminations? ................................................................................ 182
What does Verify mean and how can I use it? ..................................................................................... 182
What does Release mean and how can I use it? .................................................................................. 183
What are the implications of Unverifying, Unapproving and Unreleasing? .............................................. 183
What are the implications of Stopping work on a cable? ....................................................................... 183
What are the implications of Cancelling a cable?.................................................................................. 184

WHAT IS THE BATCH CABLE APPROVAL SCREEN AND HOW DO I USE IT? .................................................................. 185
STOPPING WORK ON AND CANCELLING CABLES IN CMPIC........................................................................... 186

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..................................................................................... 209 QUERYING CABLES AND WORK PACKAGES ........... 198 WHAT IS THE TAPE MARK? ........................................................................................................................................................... 229 Published Project ............................................. 186 THE BATCH CHANGE CONTROL SCREEN ................................................................................................. 228 BARCODING ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 223 ROUTING SETTINGS ....................................... 187 HOW DO I CREATE A BATCH CHANGE CONTROL REQUEST? ........ 218 GENERAL SETTINGS .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 195 CREATING AND MANAGING WORK PACKAGES .................................................................................................................................................................... 214 DESIGN WORKFLOW ..................................................STATUSES ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 229 Working Project.................................................... 211 STATUS CODES ............................ 213 TERMINATIONS ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 187 Linking the cables which are to be subject to the Change Request .................... 205 HOW DO I CREATE A CUTTING SHEET?.....STATUSES ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 190 VIEWING CHANGE CONTROL REQUESTS.............................................................................................................................. 190 HOW TO AUTHORISE REQUESTS ........................................................SETTING STOP WORK FLAGS ................................................................................................................................................ 224 BUILD DETAILS ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 226 PRODUCTION..................... 227 USER DEFINED .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 200 What is the Position? ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 205 WHAT IS THE DRUM SCHEDULE? ............... 228 TLS ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 189 How to Link Multiple Cables .............................................................. 216 Standard Notes ...................................................................................... 215 TERMINATIONS WORKFLOW ..................................1 .............................................................. 221 TERMINATIONS SETTINGS ...............................................................10......................................................................................................................................................................................... 222 NETWORK SETTINGS ................... 211 WHAT IS THE QUERYING CABLES & WORK PACKAGES SCREEN AND HOW DO I USE IT?.................................................................................................................................................................. 200 HOW DO I LINK A NUMBER OF CABLES TO A WORK PACKAGE?.................. 189 How to complete the request .................................................................................................................................................................................. 188 How to link Cables individually ........................................................................... 204 WHAT ARE CUTTING SHEETS? ............................ 201 RELEASING WORK PACKAGES .......................................................... 218 MULTIPLE OR SINGLE BUILD ................................................................................................................................................................................. 191 Using the single cable Change Control screen................ 217 PROJECT DEFAULTS .............. 191 HOW DO I CREATE AN INDIVIDUAL CABLE REQUEST RATHER THAN A BATCH REQUEST? ........................................ 191 How to Create an Individual Request ................... 192 MAKING CHANGES TO CABLES WHICH HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED TO WORK PACKAGES (STAGES) 194 GENERATING PULL SHEETS IN CMPIC ............................. 206 HOW DO I RE-CUT A CABLE IF I NEED TO? .................. 218 INTRODUCTION ..................................... 230 Updated April 12 Rev 6................................................................................................................... 204 WHAT IS THE WORK PACKAGES RELEASE SCREEN AND HOW DO I USE IT? ...................................................................................................................................................... 213 DESIGN ......... 198 WHAT IS THE WORK PACKAGES SCREEN AND HOW DO I USE IT? ............................................................................................................................................... 219 REPORTS SETTINGS ....................................................................................... 187 Defining the details of the Request ................ 204 WHAT IS THE EFFECT OF RELEASING A WORK PACKAGE? .........................................

............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 27 Cable Details Query ................................................................ 25 Status Code Order .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 26 Project Configuration .......................................................................................................................................................... 20 Cable Types Report ....................................................................................................................... 26 Maintain sites ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 25 More ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 27 Cable Types Required .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 27 QUERY CABLES AND DEVICES ............................................ 18 EXPLANATION OF EACH CMPIC SCREEN AND ITS PURPOSE .............. 26 Data Import Wizard ................................................................................................................................................. 26 Cable Applicability Update ........................................................................... 26 Add/maintain Devices ...................................................... 25 Deck Order .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 27 Device Terminal Connections ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 20 GENERAL DATA ......... 25 Segregation Spacing ...................................... 25 User Area Authorisation ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 25 Segregation Code Grouping...........10......................................................... 26 Add/maintain Cables ............................................................................................................................................................ 20 Segregation Codes .............................. 26 Report Cover Page .......... 20 CABLE DATA ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 25 Fill Types ................................................................................................................................................. 27 Batch Cable Notes ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 26 Zone Definition ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 26 SCHEDULE CABLES AND DEVICES ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 20 Cable Types .. 25 Signal Types .............................................. 27 Cable Status Summary ....................................................................................................................................................................... 20 Cable Type & Assoc Cable Query ............................................................................................................................................... 20 System Codes ........................................................................................ 27 Cables and Associated Devices ........................................ 20 EQUIPMENT DATA.... 20 Cable Class .......................................................................................................................................................1 ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 27 Signal Schedule .... 25 Block Definition . 18 HOW ARE THE VARIOUS MENUS IN THE NAVIGATOR ARRANGED?.......................... 20 Reports .................. 25 AutoRouter Rule Sets ......................... 26 Maintain Earthing Chart .................................................... 27 Updated April 12 Rev 6.................................................................................................................................................................................. 20 Equipment Schedule ....................... 25 Cable Purpose Codes .......................................... 20 Area & Location Codes ...................................................................................................................................................... 21 Status Codes .................................................................................................................................................................. 19 LIBRARY DATA................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 26 Area Report ............ 27 MORE ................................................................................................................................. 27 Generic Devices ................................................. 26 Reports ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 20 Cable Type Design Quantities ................................................................................................................................. 26 PROJECT SETUP ............. 25 Standard Notes ............................................................................................................................................... 25 Reference data ........ 27 Cables Between Areas .............. 20 Cable Purpose Codes ...........................................CMPIC SCREENS AND THEIR PURPOSE .................................

............................................. 28 Cables by Area ................................................................................................................................. 29 Break Segment ........................................................................................................................................................... 28 Segment Detail Query . 31 Conduit Status Batch Update ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 28 REPORTS ............................................................................................................. 31 Conduit Fill Calculations Report ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 32 Print Pull Sheet....................................... 29 Segregation Batch Update (Remove) ..................................... 31 Conduit Schedule Report .............................. 28 Detailed Device Schedule ............................................................................................... 30 Segment Detail..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 29 BATCH UPDATING ............................. 29 Routing Rules Detail .................................. 30 CABLE ROUTES ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 27 Device Details Query ....... 31 Conduit Type Materials Requirement Report .............................................................................................................................. 29 Locked Segments ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 29 Merge Segments ....................................................................................... 31 Cables Run in Conduit Report ................................................................................................................................................................................. 28 Detailed Cable Schedule................. 29 Segment Conformance Update ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 31 Query Cables and Conduit ............................... 28 Device Connection Details ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 30 Create/Update Cable Route ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 30 Compare Cable Routes........................................................................................................... 31 Conduit Schedule ............................................................................................................................... 27 Device Status Summary ................................................................................... 29 REPORTS ..................................... 29 Node Attachments ..................... 28 Detailed Cable Schedule Report ................................................ 28 Spare Cores .......................................................................................................... 28 Device Schedule ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 28 Maintain Nodal Network ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 28 Loop Checks ............................. 30 Partial Cable Route ................................................................................................... 29 Nodal Path Calculations ................................................ 30 Quick Set Off Route Lengths ....................................................................................................................................... 32 Updated April 12 Rev 6................................................................................... 31 Route Cable and Conduit .................................... 30 Auto Route Cable ................... 31 Freeze Unfreeze Areas for Routing ....................................................................................... 29 Segment Fill Type Update ................................. 28 Maintain Node Details ............. 30 Segment and Cable Detail ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 29 Segment Report ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 30 Copy Cable Route . 29 Segment Type Batch Update ............................................................ 29 Locked Segments Update ........................................................................................................................................................................................................10........................................................................................................................................................................................................1 ................................................................................................................................................................ 29 Network Connections report ............................................................................................................... 31 REPORTS ................................Query Cable History ................................................................................................. 29 Segregation Batch Update (Add) ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 28 NODAL NETWORK............................................................................................................................................ 30 Auto Router Rule Sets .......................................................................................................................................................... 31 REPORTS ........ 28 Brief Cable Schedule ........................................................ 28 Devices Not Cabled ...................................................................................................................... 31 CONDUIT MODULE ....................................................................................................................

.......................................................................................... 34 Segment Report ........................ 33 CABLE AUTHORISATION .................................................................................................................. 32 Reprint Termination Chart .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 35 Batch Cable Installation Status Update................. 34 Cable Changes Summary ...................... 34 Detailed Cable Schedule.................. 35 Cable Installation Schedule ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................10......... 33 Cancelled Device Assignment Report ................................................................................... 35 Record Cable Surplus Lengths ............................. 33 Batch Cable Change Control .................................................................................................................................................................................... 35 CABLE CUTTING AND PULLING ........ 33 REPORTS ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 32 REPORTS ......................................................................................................................................................... 32 Import Terminations ....................................................................... 34 Work Package Release ......................................................................... 35 Drum Schedule.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 34 Production Cable Changes ........................................................................................................ 35 Reports .......................................................................................... 35 Cable Status by Block ..................................................................... 34 Schedule of Local Cable Routes ........................................................................................... 35 Query Cable Recuts ............. 33 Design Change Authorisation ....................................................................... 32 Print Termination Chart ......................................................................................... 32 Free Cores . 34 Positional Node Analysis................................................................................................................ 35 Cable Pulling Progress by WP ......................................................................................................................................................... 33 CABLE CHANGE MANAGEMENT ................................................................................................................ 32 Create / update Terminations .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 34 Query Cables and Work Packages ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 33 Cable Applicability Update ..................................................... 32 Device Terminal Connections ................................................................................................... 35 Installation Activities Query .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 34 Work Package Release Status ........ 34 Maintain Work Packages ................................................ 34 Reports .................................................................................................................... 33 Batch Cable Approval ......................................................... 35 Updated April 12 Rev 6................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 33 Rename Cable Device or Node ............................................................................ 35 Cable Cutting Schedule ............................................................................................................................................ 34 CABLE WORK PACKAGES......... 35 Cable Changes Summary ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 34 Work Package Detail ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 33 REPORTS ................................................................................................................. 32 Signal Trace Report ...................................................................................................................................................................... 33 Cancel Devices .................................................................. 32 CABLE TERMINATIONS .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 34 Cables on WP affected by Change Control ................................................................................................................................................................... 33 Single Cable Approval ................................. 34 PRODUCTION MODULE ........... 33 Cancelled Cable Route Deletion ..............................1 .....................................Reprint Pull Sheet ....... 33 Installation Change Acknowledgement ................................................................................................. 32 Cable Connection Details.................................................................................. 32 Cable Weight by Areas Report ...................................................................................................................... 33 List Change Control Requests ............................................................................................ 34 Cables with Reallocated Work Package 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.............................................................................................................. 38 REPORT EXAMPLES ..................................................................................................................... 47 NETWORK CONNECTIONS REPORT ........................................ 36 List Cable by System Pack ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 37 Block Summary Report ................................................................................................................................. 37 Devices No Longer Fully Terminated ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 53 Updated April 12 Rev 6................... 39 CABLE TYPES REPORT............... 37 Cable System Termination Progress .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 36 Reports .......... 36 Events and Associated Work Packages ..................................................10................................... 37 Installation Activities Query ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 36 Event Number Schedule ............................ 36 Assign Devices to Teams.............................................................................................................................................. 52 CABLES RUN IN CONDUIT REPORT .............................. 37 Batch Terminations .............................................................................. 36 Device Checkwire Status ........................................................................................................................................ 49 SEGMENT DETAIL ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 37 Connection Details By Device ................................................................................................................. 42 DETAILED CABLE SCHEDULE ............................................................................................................................................... 38 Maintain Earthing Chart .......................................................................................................... 44 DEVICE CONNECTION DETAILS ............................................................ 37 Cable Core Termination/Checkwire Summary ............................................................................................................................................. 37 Cable Installation Schedule ............................................ 36 Devices Ready for Handover Check........................................................................................................................................................................ 41 DEVICE SCHEDULE ............................................................................................................................ 37 CABLE TERMINATIONS ......... 46 DETAILED DEVICE SCHEDULE..................................................................................................... 38 LIBRARY DATA ....................................................................................................................................... 36 Device Handover check ...... 37 Reports ............................................................. 37 Checkwire and Record Resistance .............................................. 36 Cable System Pack Status ............................................. 36 Cable System Termination Progress ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 51 CONDUIT SCHEDULE REPORT........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 36 DEVICES AND EVENTS ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 36 Device Installation Record Status ................................................................................. 37 UnTerminated Equipment ................................................................................................................... 39 AREA REPORT..... 38 INSTALLATION ................................................................... 36 Device Status Progress Report................................................................................................................................................................. 48 SEGMENT REPORT ................................................................................................................................................................................ 36 Cables by Device ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 35 Cable Running Sheet ..................................... 40 BRIEF CABLE SCHEDULE REPORT ........................................................................................................................................................ 38 Cable Installation....................................1 ..................................................... 50 SEGMENT AND CABLE DETAIL ........................................................................................ 37 Device Status by Block ..................................................................................... 45 DETAILED CABLE SCHEDULE REPORT ...... 36 Associate Devices to Event Number ........... 36 Batch Update Device Status ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 37 Cable Connection Details............................................................................. 38 Cable End Termination Report ........................ 37 Block Device Compartment Report................................. 43 CABLES BY AREA ................. 37 Termination Norms Management Report ......................................................... 37 Devices No Longer Fully Terminated ............................................................................................................................. 38 Block Definition ................................................................................ 38 Batch Cable Installation Status Update.......................................................................Cable Cutting Sheet ...........................

............................................................................ 79 CONNECTION DETAILS BY DEVICE ................ 69 CABLE SYSTEM PACK STATUS ...................................................................................................................................................................... 64 CABLE STATUS BY BLOCK REPORT................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 91 Plugs and sockets ........................................................................ 56 CABLE WEIGHT BY AREAS REPORT ....................................................... 76 DEVICES NO LONGER FULLY TERMINATED REPORT....................... 71 EVENTS AND ASSOCIATED WORK PACKAGES ................................................................................................................................. 99 How do I use the screen? ....................................................................................................... 88 Fill Type Override tab ..................................................................................................................................... 100 Updated April 12 Rev 6...................................................................................................................... 77 BLOCK SUMMARY REPORT ............................................................................................................................ 96 Associated Cable Types and Project Availability ........................................................................ 92 Association tab ........................................................................................................................................................ 92 Associated cable types tab ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 98 THE DEVICE SCHEDULING SCREEN ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 83 TERMINATION NORMS MANAGEMENT REPORT .............................................................. 82 CABLE CORE TERMINATION/CHECKWIRE SUMMARY ............................................................................................................................................................. 92 Creating the pins ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 54 CONDUIT FILL CALCULATIONS REPORT...................... 63 PRODUCTION CABLE CHANGES ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 57 TERMINATIONS CHART........................................................ 89 Other functions explained ........................................................................................................................ 81 UNTERMINATED EQUIPMENT ... 93 Backshell tab ..................................................................................... 97 Other equipment tab ....................................................................................... 98 Overall equipment view tab .......................................... 96 Tools & Dies tab ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 60 CANCELLED DEVICES ASSIGNMENT REPORT .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 67 CABLE RUNNING SHEET....................................................... 65 CABLE CHANGES SUMMARY ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 84 EQUIPMENT SCHEDULE – HOW TO ADD EQUIPMENT ITEMS IN CMPIC ...........................................1 .......................... 78 BLOCK DEVICES BY COMPARTMENT REPORT .............................................................................. 72 CABLES BY DEVICE ....................................................................... 99 How to add Device Terminals ........................... 80 CABLE CONNECTION DETAILS ...........................................................................CONDUIT TYPE MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS .................................................................................................................................. 99 WHAT IS THE DEVICE SCHEDULING SCREEN AND HOW DO I USE IT? ....................10......................................................... 93 Terminal types tab ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 68 CABLE SYSTEMS TERMINATION PROGRESS .......................................................................................................... 89 Project Availability tab ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 86 HOW DO I ADD EQUIPMENT? ............................................................................................................................................................. 95 Termination equipment tab ........ 97 Associated Cable Types and Project Availability .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 94 Conduit types tab ................................................................................................................................. 55 PRINT PULL SHEET .......... 62 SCHEDULE OF LOCAL CABLES ...... 74 DEVICES READY FOR HANDOVER CHECK .................................................................................... 58 CABLE CONNECTION DETAILS ............................................................................................ 86 WHAT IS THE EQUIPMENT SCHEDULE AND HOW DO I USE IT?....................................................................................................................................................................................... 96 Cable glands tab....................................................... 93 Project Availability tab ..................................................................................... 61 WORK PACKAGE DETAIL .................... 88 Segment types ....................... 59 SIGNAL TRACE REPORT ........................................................................................................................................................ 70 LIST CABLES BY SYSTEM PACK ....................... 66 CABLE CUTTING SHEET ........................... 73 DEVICE STATUS PROGRESS REPORT ....... 75 DEVICE STATUS BY BLOCK .....................................................................................................................................................................................................

.................................................................................... 144 Conduit Type Material Requirements Report ...................................... 103 WHAT IS THE CABLE SCHEDULE AND HOW DO I USE IT? .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 103 EXPLANATION OF FIELDS: ....................................................................................................................... 122 Breaking a segment ................................................................................. 121 WHAT IF I WANT TO AMEND THE NODAL NETWORK? ................................................................1 .......................................................... 122 WHAT IF THE NODAL NETWORK IS GENERATED IN CAD? ............................ 124 USING CONDUIT IN CMPIC ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 145 Conduit Fill Calculations Report ......................... 106 HOW DO I USE THE CABLE SCHEDULE TO CREATE A NEW CABLE?........................... 135 Using the Auto-router to route cable and conduit ..................................................... 146 THE CREATE / UPDATE CABLE ROUTE SCREEN .................................................................................................. 120 WHAT IS A FULL FLAG AND HOW DO I SET IT? ..................................... 114 Creating a Generic Device ........................................................................................................ 106 WHAT DO THE VERIFICATION FLAGS MEAN? ................................ 126 Creating a conduit ...................................... 114 Creating a new device from a Generic Device ......................................................................................................................................................................... 137 CREATE CONDUIT ONLY ................................... 110 SCHEDULING DEVICES IN CMPIC USING COPY DEVICE AND GENERIC DEVICES FUNCTIONS...... 138 For Off Route Cables .......................................................... 151 HOW DO I ROUTE A CABLE AUTOMATICALLY? .......................................................................................................... 139 QUERYING CABLES AND CONDUIT ..10................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 107 USING THE DATA IMPORT WIZARD FOR CABLES AND DEVICES .............................. 106 HOW DO I USE THE SCREEN TO QUERY A CABLE? ................................. 130 Copy the Route of one Conduit to another ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 143 Cables Run In Conduit Report ....................................... 150 HOW DO I SET PROHIBITED AND PREFERRED NODES? ........................................................................................................... 133 ROUTING CABLE AND CONDUIT ................................................................................................................................................................................ 118 THE NODAL NETWORK SCREEN ............... 126 Routing a conduit .................................................................. 131 LINKING CABLES OR CONDUITS TO A ROUTED CONDUIT .................................................. 119 HOW DO I CREATE SEGMENTS IN THE CMPIC DATABASE? .......................................................... 134 HOW TO ROUTE CABLE & CONDUIT ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 147 HOW DO I ROUTE A CABLE MANUALLY OR SEMI-AUTOMATICALLY? .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 119 HOW DO I BUILD UP THE NODAL NETWORK IN THE CMPIC DATABASE? .......................................................... 108 PREPARATION AND BACKGROUND ..................................................................................................................How to add Near Nodes ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 108 RUNNING THE WIZARD .......................................................................................... 148 HOW DO I TAILOR THE ROUTING POSSIBILITIES FOR A CABLE?.......................................... 136 Manual routing of the cable and conduit ............. 147 WHAT IS THE ROUTING SCREEN AND HOW DO I USE IT? ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 143 Conduit Schedule Report ......................................................................................................................................... 101 USING THE CMPIC WIZARD TO POPULATE THE DEVICE SCHEDULE ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 119 WHAT IS THE NODAL NETWORK SCREEN AND WHAT DO I USE IT FOR?............................................................................................................. 142 REPORTS ..................................................................... 132 Linking a Conduit ............................................................... 132 Linking a Cable ..................................................... 116 Creating a new Device by copying details from an existing device ................................... 102 THE CABLE SCHEDULE SCREEN ........................................................ 140 CONDUIT STATUS BATCH UPDATE (CMNF54) . 138 CREATING CONDUIT FOR ROUTED CABLES ........ 127 Copying the Route of a Cable to a Conduit .............................................................................................. 150 THE AUTOROUTING SCREEN .................................... 151 Updated April 12 Rev 6.................................................................................................................................

.............. 184 WHAT IS THE BATCH CABLE APPROVAL SCREEN AND HOW DO I USE IT? ..... 189 How to Link Multiple Cables .................................................................................................. 157 Using 2 or more Required Nodes............................................................................................................................................................................................. 170 Creating a partial route manually (where no segments of the route exist at present) ..........................................1 ................................................... 186 SETTING STOP WORK FLAGS ................................ 180 THE CABLE APPROVAL SCREENS .............................. 156 Using a Prohibited Node...................................................................... 168 NETWORK FILL THRESHOLD (FOR THE PROJECT) ............... 170 Creating a partial route manually (where some segments of the route already exist) ............................................ 177 USING THE RELAXED TERMINATIONS FUNCTIONS IN CMPIC ....................................................................................................... 156 USING THE AUTOROUTER WITH RESTRICTIONS ................................................ 156 Using 1 Required Node........... 168 OVERRIDING THE SEGMENT LEVEL THRESHOLD ..................................................... 173 REWINDING/DELETING ROUTES ................................................... 173 COPYING A ROUTE FROM ONE CABLE TO ANOTHER .................AUTO ROUTING CABLES IN CMPIC USING RULES ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Unapproving and Unreleasing? .................................... 177 USING THE FULL TERMINATIONS FUNCTIONS IN CMPIC.....10............................................ 181 How do I approve a cable’s route / terminations? ........OVERVIEW .......................................................................................................... 168 SEGMENT LEVEL THRESHOLD...................................... 190 Updated April 12 Rev 6............. 169 WHAT IS THE PARTIAL ROUTING SCREEN & WHAT DOES IT DO? ................................... 182 What does Release mean and how can I use it? ........................................................... 181 WHAT IS THE SINGLE CABLE APPROVAL SCREEN AND HOW DO I USE IT? ............................. 187 Defining the details of the Request ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 167 AUTO ROUTING CABLES IN CMPIC USING PREFERENCES ......... 168 AUTOROUTER FILL THRESHOLD (FOR THE PROJECT) .............................................................................................................................................................................. 168 THE PARTIAL ROUTING SCREEN ....... 169 HOW DO I USE THE PARTIAL ROUTING SCREEN? ............................................................................................................................................ 174 TERMINATING CABLES IN CMPIC ............................................... 186 THE BATCH CHANGE CONTROL SCREEN ....... 171 AUTOMATIC ROUTE CREATION .............................. 187 Linking the cables which are to be subject to the Change Request ................................................................................................................. 156 AUTOROUTER RULES AND HOW TO USE THEM .............................................. 187 HOW DO I CREATE A BATCH CHANGE CONTROL REQUEST? ........................................................ 183 What are the implications of Unverifying................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 188 How to link Cables individually ......................................... 162 AUTO ROUTING CABLES IN CMPIC USING PREFERENCES .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 181 How do I use the screen? ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 182 What does Verify mean and how can I use it? ............... 173 REVERSING THE ROUTE ........... 161 AUTOROUTING USING ZONES ................................... 185 STOPPING WORK ON AND CANCELLING CABLES IN CMPIC...... ... 158 AUTO ROUTING CABLES USING SEGMENT RULES .................................................................................. 189 How to complete the request ............................................................. 165 Allow Partial Routes ......... 172 IDENTIFYING BREAKS IN THE ROUTE ........................................... 177 WHY ARE THE PROJECT DEFAULTS FOR TERMINATIONS IMPORTANT? ........................... 159 AUTOROUTING USING NAMED SEGMENTS ....................... 159 AUTOROUTING USING REQUIRED SEGMENTS ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 183 What are the implications of Stopping work on a cable? ....... ......... 168 OVERRIDING THE AUTOROUTER FILL THRESHOLD.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 183 What are the implications of Cancelling a cable?.....................................................................................................................................

.......................................................................VIEWING CHANGE CONTROL REQUESTS....................................................................... 206 HOW DO I RE-CUT A CABLE IF I NEED TO? ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 191 Using the single cable Change Control screen......................................... 211 WHAT IS THE QUERYING CABLES & WORK PACKAGES SCREEN AND HOW DO I USE IT?....1 ......................................................................................................................... 192 MAKING CHANGES TO CABLES WHICH HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED TO WORK PACKAGES (STAGES) 194 GENERATING PULL SHEETS IN CMPIC ............................10........................................................................................................... 211 STATUS CODES .................................................................................................................... 216 Updated April 12 Rev 6........................................................................................................................................................................................ 204 WHAT IS THE WORK PACKAGES RELEASE SCREEN AND HOW DO I USE IT? ............................................................................................. 213 TERMINATIONS .................................................................................................. 204 WHAT ARE CUTTING SHEETS? .......................................................................................................................................................................... 205 HOW DO I CREATE A CUTTING SHEET?..................................................................................STATUSES ................................. 200 HOW DO I LINK A NUMBER OF CABLES TO A WORK PACKAGE?................................. 215 TERMINATIONS WORKFLOW ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 198 WHAT IS THE WORK PACKAGES SCREEN AND HOW DO I USE IT? ...................................... 190 HOW TO AUTHORISE REQUESTS ............................................................................................... 200 What is the Position? .................................. 213 DESIGN .....................STATUSES ................ 214 DESIGN WORKFLOW ................................................................................. 205 WHAT IS THE DRUM SCHEDULE? ...................................................................................................................................................... 195 CREATING AND MANAGING WORK PACKAGES .............................................................................................................................................................................. 209 QUERYING CABLES AND WORK PACKAGES ................ 191 How to Create an Individual Request ...................... 204 WHAT IS THE EFFECT OF RELEASING A WORK PACKAGE? .......................... 201 RELEASING WORK PACKAGES ....................................... 198 WHAT IS THE TAPE MARK? ........................... 191 HOW DO I CREATE AN INDIVIDUAL CABLE REQUEST RATHER THAN A BATCH REQUEST? .....................................

You will see your own list of projects. Opening up Live Projects shows the projects listed.1 .CMPIC SCREENS AND THEIR PURPOSE How are the various menus in the Navigator arranged? When CMPIC is installed for the first time. we use a standard set of menus. Updated April 12 Rev 6.10. Unless we have arranged with you to customize the menu set up. then your initial menu structure will be the same as that outlined in this document. In this example CM Training project and Single Training project.

Where links to additional information or report examples are available this is shown as blue underlined text. EXPLANATION OF EACH CMPIC SCREEN AND ITS PURPOSE Below each main menu heading is a list of further menu options (in green font) or the screens themselves (in black font). The list below explains the purpose of each screen.10. Below this heading is an explanation of the purpose of the screen or the output of the report.1 . Sub Headings shown in Bold Screen options and report headings shown as Underlined.The menu options for your project will be in the same order as this example. Updated April 12 Rev 6. Key Main menu headings shown in GREEN.

penetration types.10. design and installed lengths for the cables of that type. General Data System Codes Enter and maintain system codes used on the project. there are reports which show cables and devices by area and cables running between areas. Also gives status and design length of each cable listed. coax etc. main door hydraulics. Examples: aircon main building. This can then be added to the Cable Types data if required. If there is a mismatch. Updated April 12 Rev 6. stairwells etc. Area & Location Codes Enter and maintain details about areas or compartments used. A system code being a logical grouping of cables and devices which identifies their application on reports and which can be queried.1 . Equipment Data Equipment Schedule Enter and maintain details of all cabling related equipment used on the project. Also shows the total cable count for the cable type. sockets. This includes tray types. CMPIC will issue a warning but does not stop you using that cable type. relay etc.Library Data Cable Data Cable Types    Build up library of cable types. control. Cable Type Design Quantities For a given cable type see the total estimated. If equipment and cable trays etc have been linked to Areas. This Purpose Code is compared to the Purpose Code listed for the cable type. compartments. degaussing. corridors. These could be rooms. Reports Cable Types Report Lists cable details for all (or one) cable type. plugs. There are also 3 further hierarchies of areas available. Cable Purpose Codes Create the purpose categories for cables: power. Add data about cable types Retrieve data about cable types Cable Class Enter type of cable category – rubber. etc. Cable Type & Assoc Cable Query For a given cable type see all cables scheduled with that type. For example a room could be part of a floor which is part of a building which is part of a site. potable water etc. ladder rack types.

Once listed here (HV. I etc) the codes can then be allocated to individual cables and also to the nodal network. C. Add Segregation Code ID and descriptions Updated April 12 Rev 6.10.1 .Segregation Codes Enter and maintain details on segregations (EMC designation). LV.

Type in a Group ID and description Type in the order that each entry will appear in when the list is called Double click for the list of individual segregations (already created) and add them line bay line to the Group Updated April 12 Rev 6.1 . That is groups of individual segregations which on occasion can be allocated to a tray or hanger or tier of a tray or hanger.You can also create Segregation Groups.10. Click on Groups tab.

1 . Updated April 12 Rev 6. then double click to add either an individual segregation or Group of segregations for each tier.10. When the Multi Tier segregation groups have been created they can then be applied to the nodal network segments.For Multi –Tier Group segregations click on the tab Type in a Group ID and description Type in a Tier number.

This information is used by CMPIC for routing. Updated April 12 Rev 6.When a Multi-Tier segment type is used You can apply one of the Multi Tier segregations to it by double clicking in the Segregation field Once saved.10.1 . the record will show all segregations individually by tier.

options or fully pulled (IFP). There is a second tab which is greyed out except for tray type fills 2 and 3. If a cable is PSP (Pull Sheet Printed) the next status could be one of the many partial pull. Fibre Optic and Data cables. CMPIC will issue a warning but does not stop you using that cable type. This Purpose Code is compared to the Purpose Code listed for the cable type. This screen enables the user to create the signal types which can then be used to create specific signals cable by cable. Deck Order For marine projects the user can define here the decks referred to in the project. If required. Reference data A list of all the codes used in CMPIC. For these Fill Types. Devices and Conduits.g. Status Code Order Shows the next level (s) of status following on from a given status. for example as a Pull Sheet and/or Term Chart note. Signal Types In the Terminations Module of CMPIC. Once the note has been added. Fill Types The list of all the nodal network Fill Types which can be used in CMPIC. relay etc. If there is a mismatch. AutoRouter Rule Sets When using the Auto Router. the user can submit a cable for routing using more than one set of rules to optimise cable routes. the screen is used to set up areas for which nominated users have the responsibility of approving cables. accessing this screen will produce an error. By creating a Group incorporating these four segregations. control. User Area Authorisation Unless specifically being used on the project. the entire cable’s route is deemed approved. These rule sets can be created using this screen. the user can define his own separation rules for cables of different segregations running on the same tray. The user will not have to add to or amend this list. the Group can be applied to the nodal network rather than having to apply each individual segregation. Terminations. then when the report is Updated April 12 Rev 6. E. Entries for Routing. Segregation Spacing This is the screen in which the spacing rules referred to above are created. Standard Notes In this screen the user can create and maintain the list of Standard Notes to be applied to Cables and the nodal network.Status Codes A list of all the Status Codes used by CMPIC in the logical order in which they are applied. More Segregation Code Grouping Allows cable segregations to be grouped together so that this group can be applied to parts of the nodal network. Signals can be applied to cable cores.g. It is there for reference only. degaussing. This means that cables can be routed and approved in separate areas and once all sections of the cable’s route have been approved. These numbered notes can then be applied to cables or the nodal network from within other screens. Cable Purpose Codes Create the purpose categories for cables: power. Instrumentation. on a given set of trays you may allow Control.1 .10. E. % fill etc.

If data on devices has been imported from a . where an Earthing Chart is used. Here you create devices and their associated details. Report Cover Page When reports are created which allow modification of the cover page. its termination details. If data on cables has been imported from a .printed the note will be included and will appear in the NOTES screen (accessed from Cable Schedule or Cable Terminations screen). These defaults include setting warning levels for % fill on the network. data on its to and from devices etc. Reports Area Report Enables a report to be created for cables and devices in a specified area or group of areas. The structure being a set of compartments which belong to the block. In that case. Project Setup Project Configuration This screen will probably be hidden from all but system administrators. then the sites (or yards) involved are listed here. Block Definition For marine applications. then that data will be displayed in this screen.1 . Once created these zones can be used as part of CMPIC routing rules.10. Add/maintain Cables This screen represents the Cable Schedule. This then means that block and site specific reports can be generated. In this screen (in several tabs) the defaults are set for the project. Zones can be defined as being required or prohibited for given cables’ routes. these are shown through this screen.csv file or from CAD. the structure of each separate block can be defined in this screen. They can then be used and referred to in other screens. this screen allows maintenance of the appearance of that chart (which is a report in itself) Zone Definition If the design is or can be broken down into zones. Each block is also allocated to a Site. Cable Applicability Update This screen can only be accessed for Configuration Managed projects.csv file then that data will be displayed in this screen. A zone is a grouping of areas or compartments. defining whether cables can be deleted or whether they can only be cancelled etc. this screen allows creation of those zones. Maintain Earthing Chart Where CMPIC is used for on site testing and documentation of test results. Schedule Cables and Devices Add/maintain Devices This screen represents the Device Schedule. Maintain sites For marine applications. The user can navigate to many other screens from this one: to see the cable’s route. if a ship is being constructed at more than one yard. Here you create cables and their associated details including the to and from devices (taken from the device list in CMPIC). if construction is being carried out at more than one yard. the screen can be used to modify the applicability of cables. Updated April 12 Rev 6.

device and nodal network details from a . create a Generic panel with 16 terminals and number those terminals. Every new specific device which is a 16 way panel could then use this template. More Batch Cable Notes This screen can be used to apply standard notes to a group of cables filtered by available criteria. those connections can be viewed here.g. Generic Devices This screen can be used to create Generic (or Template) devices which can then be referenced in to the Device Schedule when creating a new device. their details. Device Terminal Connections When terminals and connections have been created in the Device Schedule and the Terminations screen. design and installed lengths for the cables of that type.csv file. You will be able to see how many cables are routed. E.10. Signal Schedule Using this screen the user can create the signals which can then be applied to cores of the cable in the Create/Update Terminations screen. Also shows the total cable count for the cable type. Cable Types Required For a given cable type see the total estimated. Updated April 12 Rev 6. approved. Shows all cables (selected by criterion). change of cable type etc. Query Cables and Devices Cable Details Query Details from this query can be output to .csv file.csv output of these. Can also be selected by CMPIC user ID. allocated work package and cut/ installed length if relevant.1 . the user can retrieve and create a . Query Cable History Retrieve a list of cables which fit selected parameters. Examples: cables autorouted between two dates. cables whose to device has changed between two dates. Create a . Cable Status Summary For each status in CMPIC see the number of cables at each status.Data Import Wizard The initial screen for defining the parameters for import of cable type. Device Details Query Retrieve basic information about all or selected devices. Cables and Associated Devices Retrieve the list of cables going to and from a device. current route and termination status. cable. Cables Between Areas Where devices have been allocated areas in CMPIC. devices.csv file of cables running between two nominated areas. partially pulled. fully pulled etc.

system. By device ID. start and end area. Devices Not Cabled Gives a list of devices which are in the database but to which currently there are no cables scheduled.Device Status Summary For each status in CMPIC see the number of devices at each status. its attributes. system. area . Using the screen. including allocated area and XYZ coordinates (if held) can be viewed in this screen. Detailed Device Schedule Details about each device in CMPIC.csv output of these. cable status. Spare Cores Search by device to see attached cables and see the number of cores which have been used and which are spare. group Nodal Network Maintain Nodal Network In this screen the details of the nodal network are created (or displayed if imported from CAD).1 . commissioned etc. system. fitted. by system and or area report shows all linked devices and associated cables. Detailed Cable Schedule Report Cable schedule which can be tailored using large selection of criteria inc. By cable shows route and termination statuses and estimated. details of the nodal network can be amended. design and installed lengths. cable type. Reports Brief Cable Schedule Select by cable ID. fro and/or to device. Device Schedule One line per device report with basic details including near nodes Detailed Cable Schedule More detailed cable schedule (usually to customer design) Cables by Area Report showing cables between devices located by area. Device Connection Details For each device (selected or all) . cable ID. Updated April 12 Rev 6. cable type.10. You will be able to see how many devices are scheduled. Loop Checks Where signals have been applied to cable cores this screen assists in identifying any loops. Create a . Maintain Node Details Once a node is created.

Can also be used to amend the Fill Type allocated to selected segments.g % volume fill between two percentages. this screen allows the user batch update facilities to apply new conformance status to selected segments. you can see the segments used by that cable’s route. segments. conduits and devices which use the node. 50 to 90%). Routing Rules Detail For each cable shows the routing rules which have been applied.1 . Node Attachments For a given node shows all cables. Nodal Path Calculations This screen is used to retrieve nodal network segments which fit certain criteria. E.g. Segment Fill Type Update Use this screen to amend in batch the % volume or weight fill for all or selected segments.g. Select by Type of segment (e. 100mm tray) and range of % fill (e. Break Segment Used to introduce a new node into an existing segment. For a given cable.Segment Detail Query Using this screen the user can see details about every segment of the nodal network including % volume and weight fills and fill type assigned.10. for example for a new branch off an existing tray. Batch Updating Locked Segments Update Using this screen you can lock and unlock segments. Reports Network Connections report Shows % volume fill and/or % weight fill of selected segments.g. Segment Type Batch Update Batch update for selected segments of the type of segment e. You can also view segments which are currently locked. Segment Conformance Update Where conformance is used on segments. Segregation Batch Update (Add) Use this screen to add a segregation to selected segments of the nodal network. where actual fill exceeds threshold etc. Segregation Batch Update (Remove) Use this screen to remove a segregation from selected segments of the nodal network. change from one type of tray to another for all affected segments. You can also view segments which are currently locked. Updated April 12 Rev 6. Merge Segments Allows the user to join together two sequential segments. Locked Segments Using this screen you can lock and unlock segments.

Auto Router Rule Sets When using the Auto Router. segment ID. amend and see cable routes. The same Autoroute screen is used but when the cable is retrieved it will show ++AREA++ in the near node fields. segregation.the to and from devices are within the same area.1 . conformance and for each cable running in that segment: its segregation and from and to areas. Cable Routes Create/Update Cable Route In this screen you can create. the user can submit a cable for routing using more than one set of rules to optimise cable routes. conformance and whether segment is a point segment or not. local. Segment and Cable Detail For each cable shows cable details: cable type. There are filters to pre-select the list of cables to be copied from and to. degaussing etc). system. raceway. type (e. Optionally report can show cables and notes and can be ordered by node or segment. 100mm tray).the cable has been scheduled as LOCAL (i. conformance. and whether a cable starts or ends in a given area or passes through it. segregation. Auto Route Cable The set of screens used to select.The size of the area has been entered in the AREA screen in Library Data Any cables fulfilling the criteria above can have their lengths set in this screen based on a % of the declared dimensions of the area. Area (compartment) routing If a cable has been scheduled so that it has ++AREA++ in the From and/or To near node fields. Segment Detail Shows by segment its from and to nodes. . segment length. % volume and weight fills. Select by cable ID. fill type. conformance. then CMPIC will look for the node within the area which derives the shortest route. to and from device. view and accept routes generated by the Auto Router. it does not use the nodal network but are ‘off route’) . % fill etc. area.Segment Report For a given segment (or the entire nodal network) shows segment by segment. type of segment.10. cable type. area. Select by cable fit (main.e. Updated April 12 Rev 6.g. segregation and block. then this screen will allow you to do this. whether created manually or using the Auto Router can be retrieved. Copy Cable Route Using this screen you can copy part or all of a route from one cable to another. which cables run in that segment and details of the cables including its to and from devices and their areas. Shows the cable’s route by segment and details of each segment: from and to nodes. Select by node ID. Any cable route. segment ID. Quick Set Off Route Lengths This screen can be used in the following circumstances: . system. submit. Partial Cable Route If you need to create a partial route. These rule sets can be created using this screen.

Compare Cable Routes If there are cables which should under no circumstances share the same route or any part of it with one or more other cables. from and to nodes or whether off route. they (and the associated cables) can be queried in this screen. area and optionally shows cable’s route. Updated April 12 Rev 6. Select by cable ID.1 . whether locked or used. from or to device. Query Cables and Conduit Once conduits have been created. cable type. The same screen is used to remove the block. de-installed. Reports Conduit Schedule Report For each scheduled conduit shows type.cable. Conduit Status Batch Update Enables you to update the status of the conduit. Select by conduit ID. Select by ID. There is also a facility to remove the allocation of a conduit from cables. optionally can show cables in and route of conduits. then this can be checked using this screen. Cables Run in Conduit Report Shows all cables scheduled as requiring conduit. Conduit Fill Calculations Report Shows conduits and their % fill. locked or unlocked. segregation. Select by conduit ID and/or type. conformance and a range of % fills or ignore fill. length. single or multi. status. Select one cable and compare its route with up to 10 others. status and whether for one or multiple cables. The conduit can be set to be installed. part routed. If the conduit has not yet been scheduled this can also be done in this screen. Freeze Unfreeze Areas for Routing This screen enables the user to apply a block (by area) to prevent any cable from being routed through nodes in that area. Conduit Type Materials Requirement Report Shows by type of conduit the length details: design. installed. approved. For each cable lists conduit details. Conduit Module Conduit Schedule This screen is used to create conduits to which cables can be associated later. type. Route Cable and Conduit Using this screen you can route the conduit and its cable(s) together either manually or automatically.10. type. screened or not.

Reports Print Pull Sheet  For customers using Production Module the pull sheets (or running sheets) can also be generated from the reports section under Cable Cutting & Pulling menu  For non Production Users. Cable Connection Details Gives cable and core details Updated April 12 Rev 6. Device Terminal Connections For a given device. Import Terminations This parameter form is used in conjunction with a delimited file if the terminations details have been created in another application. the action of releasing the work package also releases the cables on it. and/or to device. Cable cores can be linked to individual device terminals (if created with the device). Cable Weight by Areas Report For each area gives the sum total in kilograms of the cable in that area. Reports Print Termination Chart Create a report which shows Devices and their connection details.10. for cables to be eligible for a pull sheet their routes must have first been released (via Cable Approval screen). CMPC will display other connected devices and the cables and core to terminal details. The terminations can also be accepted (authorised) in this same screen. Reprint Termination Chart Reprint of the Termination Chart. Free Cores For each cable CMPIC lists the cores for the cable and shows which cores have already been allocated to a terminal via the Create/Update Terminations screen.  The pull sheets can be generated by Cable ID. Cable Terminations Create / update Terminations In this screen the user creates the terminations details for the cable which can then be printed on the Terminations Chart. and/or segregation  For Use or Check Prints can be created Reprint Pull Sheet Creates a duplicate Pull Sheet but with no effect on cable route status. and/or system.1 .  For Production users. Report has REPRINT over printed. Print shows REPRINT.

Release and Unrelease the route and terminations of a batch of cables. Also shows devices which have been cancelled but are still associated with a production event. Cable Applicability Update Within a Configuration Managed project.Signal Trace Report Shows by signal the source and destination devices and whether there is a split or break in the signal.CSV file.10. Verify. device or node. The result of the query can be output to a . Updated April 12 Rev 6. Cable Authorisation Single Cable Approval The screen can be used to Approve. Cable Change Management Batch Cable Change Control Using this screen you create Engineering Change Requests to amend the route or terminations of a cable after its pull sheet or term chart has been printed. this screen can be used to change the applicability of cables. Cancel Devices Used to cancel a device (making it unusable for future use) rather than delete it. Unapprove. this screen can be used to clear the routes of cables which have been cancelled. Reports Cancelled Device Assignment Report Shows cables still connected to devices which have been cancelled. Can also be used to Un Cancel a device. Unverify. Batch Cable Approval The screen can be used to Approve. List Change Control Requests Lists details of all Engineering Change Requests.1 . Verify. this screen is used to authorise the change to be made. Unapprove. Rename Cable Device or Node Used to allocate a new ID to a cable. Release and Unrelease the route and terminations of a single cable. Cancelled Cable Route Deletion Where cable routes have been cancelled rather than deleted. Design Change Authorisation Once an Engineering Change Request has been raised. Unverify. selected within the screen. Installation Change Acknowledgement This screen is the same as that above and is a second level of authorisation or acknowledgement that the change requested can be carried out.

This alerts the user that the cable has been removed from its original WP and is awaiting reallocation. Production Module Cable Work Packages Maintain Work Packages Create and maintain Work Packages (WP) and the criteria used to select cables for the Work Package. Schedule of Local Cable Routes List of cables scheduled to or from devices located in a given area. coordinates appear with the node identifiers. Reports Work Package Detail Lists by work package the details of cables including length and from which drum cables were (or are to be) cut. From this screen navigate through to screen to link cables to the WP.10.Reports Cable Changes Summary This report shows the summary of changes submitted for cables associated with an Engineering Change Request. Cables with Reallocated Work Package Shows list of cables which have been subject to reallocation of WP. this screen is used to release it. Detailed Cable Schedule More detailed cable schedule (usually to customer design) Segment Report List of cables in each nodal network segment along with cable details. Query Cables and Work Packages Shows each cable and associated WP Work Package Release Once a WP has been created and is ready for production. Work Package Release Status Summary of WP release statuses Cables on WP affected by Change Control If by changing the route of a cable through Change Control that cable no longer meets the criteria of the WP. all cables on it are released which allows them to have a pull sheet or running sheet created as part of the production process. Updated April 12 Rev 6. then it will appear in this screen query. Positional Node Analysis Where used.1 . Once the WP is released.

The report can be generated as a test (check) print.1 . you can retrieve cables terminating at devices in that area and record if the cable was longer than required. they will be listed in this query screen. Cable Installation Schedule Used for updating installation status of cables for both pulling and terminating of cables. cable status and whether the report is for cables which are fully contained within the block or which start and/or end in the block. This can then be used (particularly in a CM project) to feed back to the design team.10.CSV file can be created from the query. A . Record Cable Surplus Lengths Using AREA (Compartment) as the query criterion. location of cut length etc . Updated April 12 Rev 6. a for use print or (as in the example shown) a reprint. Reports Cable Cutting Sheet This report gives details of cables to be cut. allocated drums. printing and reprinting of cutting sheets and registering that cables have been cut and (optionally) where they have been stored or despatched. The report can also be executed from the Cutting Schedule screen. Cable Pulling Progress by WP Shows the installation status of cables by their WP. Cable Status by Block Where blocks are defined. Cable Changes Summary It is possible in CMPIC to create and maintain a list of Design Authorisation Notices (DANs) or Engineering Change Requests (ECRs). Also shows list of cables cut from drum as this is carried out.Production Cable Changes List of cables which have been changed between two dates. These DAN/ECR records are separate and in addition to the CMPIC Change Request raised to reduce the route or termination status of a cable at PSP and/or TSP. Report parameters by block. Parameters for type of change. Query Cable Recuts If cables have been recut for any reason. lists cables within the block by status. Drum Schedule Screen for adding details about available cable drums including length on drum. Batch Cable Installation Status Update Used for batch updating of installation status of cables for both pulling and terminating of cables. Installation Activities Query By user or other criteria you can retrieve the installation status of cables and when the activity was carried out. Cable Cutting and Pulling Cable Cutting Schedule Screen for allocating drums (manually or through drum optimisation). This report prints out changes to cables and devices which are covered by a given DAN or ECR.

10. team. Shows whether cables have been terminated or not. Reports Cable System Termination Progress Summary of termination progress report on cables by system. Cables by Device By device. event number. device ID. for all cables or those not yet terminated or those terminated but not checkwired. Device Handover check When a device has been checkwired and is ready to handover as complete. Select by system. . The report also prints out bar codes for use with a bar code reader (CMPIC Bar Code Interface Module – optional purchase) Devices and Events Device Installation Record Status Record the installation status against a single device.The report can be generated as a test (check) print. Device Status Progress Report Progress installation status of terminations and checking at devices by area. List Cable by System Pack For each event shows all cables associated with devices which are linked to that event. For each event lists associated cables and their details including status and to and from device details.Cable Running Sheet A version of the Pull Sheet but with many cables per page. Device Checkwire Status Screen for updating whether a device will be subject to a checkwire test or not. Assign Devices to Teams Enables user to reallocate device installation responsibility to a different team than the one initially designated. Updated April 12 Rev 6. Can also report on cables associated with devices which have been linked to an Event in CMPIC. this screen allows for the update of the device information. Batch Update Device Status Record the installation status against a batch of devices. a for use print or (as in the example shown) a reprint. Order by area or work package.1 . Cable System Pack Status Summary of installation status by device grouped by event and system. Associate Devices to Event Number Screen used to maintain the allocation of devices to Events for managing device installation based on plan. a list of all cables to that device along with their current installation termination status details. Printed for all or selected work package. area. Event Number Schedule Screen for creation of Events based on the installation plan. Events and Associated Work Packages Shows details of cables for each event and the cables’ associated work package. Shows level of completion and work yet to be done as % of total cables. date. Select by event and area and whether to show all cables or just those fully pulled. The standard Pull Sheet shows one cable per page.

1 .CSV file.Devices Ready for Handover Check Device Status by Block By block. Single page per device. Single page per cable. and bar codes for input of progress against each device. Cable Terminations Cable Installation Schedule Screen for updating terminations status from an installation point of view Batch Terminations Screen which allows batch update of installation status of cables. Connection details by cable to instruct which cores connect to which device terminals. a list of areas / compartments. Cable Core Termination/Checkwire Summary Updated April 12 Rev 6. Installation Activities Query Query to show installation activities by user / team plus other details. Includes (if used) norms to show amount of time required to complete the work.10. Block Summary Report By block a summary report of all devices in all areas / compartments showing whether termination of cables at devices has been completed. Cable Connection Details By cable. Can be linked to an external norms file to calculate anticipated time for completion. Devices No Longer Fully Terminated List of devices by date which have had cables un-terminated and are therefore no longer complete. a list of all areas / compartments in that block along with termination status of the devices. Devices No Longer Fully Terminated List of devices by date which have had cables un-terminated and are therefore no longer complete. relevant devices and their installation status and responsible team. Reports Connection Details By Device By device. Includes bar code for installation progress feedback. Checkwire and Record Resistance Enables user to enter one of a range of values to reflect resistance against each cable core. Can be output to a . Shows level of completion and work yet to be done. Cable System Termination Progress Summary progress report on cables by system. UnTerminated Equipment Report showing all devices with work still outstanding to complete terminations. Connection details for each device to instruct which cores connect to which device terminals. Includes bar code for installation progress feedback. Block Device Compartment Report By block.

10.1 . this report calculates by area and system the estimated termination time for each device based on the number of cable cores to be terminated. if a ship is being constructed at more than one yard. Batch Cable Installation Status Update As above but for a batch of cables.Termination Norms Management Report By using an external norms spreadsheet. this single screen enables the user to update the installation status of a cable. Installation Cable Installation Where the Production Module is not being used. Cable End Termination Report Library Data Maintain Earthing Chart For maintaining output format of earthing chart (if used) Block Definition For marine applications. the structure of each separate block can be defined in this screen. Each block is also allocated to a Site. The structure being a set of compartments which belong to the block. This then means that block and site specific reports can be generated. Updated April 12 Rev 6.

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Any type of equipment which carries cables can be listed and described here. amend and retrieve information on equipment. the software then allows you to terminate the cores of the cable to the pins in the plug rather than to the terminals in the device. weight etc. Updated April 12 Rev 6.1 . Plugs/Sockets If you have cables which are terminated with a plug. such as buried cableways. etc.10. jumps between trays. CMPIC ensures that only a matching socket can be used on the device. You can also add other types of cable containment which might otherwise not be clearly defined elsewhere. ducts etc. The Equipment Schedule. like all CMPIC screens. ladders. conduits. Once you choose a plug for a cable.EQUIPMENT SCHEDULE – HOW TO ADD EQUIPMENT ITEMS IN CMPIC What is the Equipment Schedule and how do I use it? The Equipment Schedule is the screen where all types of equipment relating to the nodal network and cable terminations are listed and described with associated attributes such as size. MCTs and penetrations. In the terminations function of CMPIC. then the plugs and their matching sockets can be added here. hangers. The screen can be found under the menu hierarchy: Project Name > Library Data > Equipment Data There are tabs which are used to select the type of equipment that you are interested in. can be used to add. These tabs are: Segment Types Segment types describe the equipment which is used to create the nodal network. trenches. These include: trays.

these can then be used to add to the materials linked to plugs and sockets for example. Once defined here. This allows that cabel to be routed alongside ‘incompatible’ cables as long as it remains in the shielded conduit. This could include backshell equipment such as sleeves and adaptors. Cable glands Gland details can be added here and glands can be associated with specific cable types. Updated April 12 Rev 6. the software will use the smallest block defined to contain the cable type in question. in some applications. Other equipment In this section you can define any other equipment which could be applied by CMPIC but which has not been defined elsewhere. If there are. ladders etc. CMPIC then checks whether the cable core diameter is within the allowance of the terminal type. When associating a gland with a cable type. The details of the blocks through which the cables pass are defined in this section. Typically a shielded conduit. then you can decribe the terminal types in use here. CMPIC then uses the block dimensions and not the cable diameter to calculate the % fill of the MCT. is used to protect a cable from others of different segregations. rings.Terminal types If you want CMPIC to help you to check that cable core sizes match the terminals in a device. Transit blocks Transit blocks are used in conjunction with MCTs – Roxtec and Brattberg being the two most common. then CMPIC automatically looks to see if there are any transit blocks defined in the equipment schedule. Termination Equipment This covers equipment such as lugs. The details of the termination equipment can be added so that core diameter is checked to see whether it falls within the allowance of the termination equipment type. Once a terminal type has been added. the diameter of the cable type is checked against the allowable diameters for the gland and if not CMPIC gives a warning. clamps and other equipment used on cable cores during termination. Conduit Types Conduits are used (in CMPIC terms) to shield or protect cables when they are running along trays. and if not gives a warning. you will be able to select the appropriate type for each device terminal when you schedule the device. Overall equipment view This is a list of all equipment defined in the equipment schedule.1 .10. The management of this process is carried out by CMPIC. When a nodal network type of MCT / penetration is used (with a fill type of 4). and if not gives a warning.

hanger etc Height in mm The weight of the segment type expressed as Kg per metre The down arrow icon displays the list of available fill types. This can be overridden for specific projects or through updating the fill types for segments using the Segment Fill Type Update screen. you then type the same Span distance and in the field to the right – UDL kg/m – you type in the weight advised for this span from the supplier’s catalogue.1 A unique ID (30 characters max) to identify the segment type 60 characters free text to describe the segment type Width in mm of the tray. ladder. Updated April 12 Rev 6.How do I add equipment? Segment types Segment Type ID Description Width Height Weight Fill type Span Corporate No. . In the tab below on the left hand side headed UDL Information. In the supplier’s catalogue (for trays and ladders) you will find UDL information.10. such as a supplier reference. Choose a fill type which typically reflects how fill is calculated for this type of segment. The Span field should show the normal span that you use (distance between tray/ladder supports). This is an free text field to enter an alternative code for the segment type.

In this example.Fill Type Override tab In this section you can choose to apply a different fill type (for the highlighted segment type in the main screen) per project.10. Updated April 12 Rev 6. the fill type used for the selected segment type will be 2 and not 3. Although the defauilt fill type in the main screen is 3 – Multi layer – in this section you can change that. If you OK the message then the segment type selected can only be used on the project you are in and any other projects where this segment type has already been used in the nodal network. for project CAD2. If not restricted then the segment type will be available for all projects.1 . Project Availability tab In the Project Availability tab you can restrict the use of a selected segment type to specific projects. Clicking on the Restrict Projects button shows this message.

You can De-Restrict the use of the segment type by clicking on the De-Restrict button. The multi-tier segment type can be referenced either directly from the Create Noda Network screen in CMPIC or if interfaced to CAD can be created based on an attribute (multi-tier type ID) passed to CMPIC through the network creation process. Any number of banks of trays can be configured so you could create two banks of 4 trays running down either side of a corridor.  Once the multi-tier segment has been used.1 . So multi-tiers can be all the same tray or hanger size. Once a multi-tier segment has been defined in the equipment library it can be used as part of the nodal network creation. Multi-tier Group tab. CMPIC manages the routing of cables from tier to tier based on allowable segregations. Each multi-tier type has a multi-tier segregation allocation which defines the tier that each segregation must keep to. The advantages of this approach are:  Each customer can create their own series of standard multi-tier configurations.10. Creating Multi-Tier segments A multi-tier segment is a hanger or tray which has more than one level on which cables can be routed. Reports reflect the tiers that cables run along for production documentation purposes. In CMPIC these types of segments can be created in the equipment library. or different sizes for each tier. CMPIC will ensure that each cable segregation is allocated to the appropriate tier. The multi-tier configuration is created using segment types already defined in the Equipment Library. Enter ID and description and number of tiers Double click to select the segment type which makes up this tier Updated April 12 Rev 6.

Updated April 12 Rev 6. This allows % volume and weight fill to be calculated at that node. it can be re-used by double clicking in the field which then shows the categories already used. Point Segment – an MCT or hanger/bracket can be defined as a point segment. this figure is compared to the MBR for the cable type with appropriate warnings given when routing. Conduit Allowed – if this segment type allows the use of conduit (as described in Conduit Types above) the tick this box. This is then used to increase the cable’s length when jumping from tier to tier Other functions explained Category – this is a free text field to add an alternative reference for the segment type. then you need to tick the option in Project Defaults (Network tab) which allows this. you can define which of these are Non Standard Penetrations. Min BR and Max BR– is the minimum and/or maximum bending radius for the segment type.10. Once selected her. If this box is ticked. Once a category has been type in. you can then specify a ‘usable area’ (instead of a fixed area) when creating the nodal network. it is identified as a Pt (Point) Segment by ticking here.e. Penetration – if this segment type is being used as a penetration or MCT. irregular shaped holes). this box should be ticked. If available you can add the offset distance between the tiers. it means that the MCT or hanger can be defined in the nodal network as being a single node. This then invokes certain rules for use of this segment type. Non-standard penetration – if you allow non-standard penetrations (i. Then as you create segment types.If the multi-tier segment is a hanger. If used.1 . rather than between nodes. So the nodal network screen expects the to and from node for the segment to be the same.

1 . a line is created in the Pin Definition section for each pin. Pins Corporate Number A unique 20 character (max) code for the plug or socket A toggle to choose whether the item is a plug or socket Free text field to describe the plug or socket The number of pins (terminals) in the plug or socket A free text field for adding an alternative reference Creating the pins Once the number of pins has been entered in the No. by clicking on the Create Pins button. Double clicking in Pin Type field which show a list of the pin types available (if defined already). Association tab Updated April 12 Rev 6. This pin name will be used (if required) as a reference to show to which pin each cable core is terminated. The pins can then be named.Plugs and sockets Plug/Socket ID Type Description No. Pins field.10.

1 . Any other projects where this plug or socket type type has already been used.10. Plug/Socket field.After the plugs and sockets have been created in the main screen. can be added to the plug or socket record. you can associate specific cable types with that type of plug or socket. Clicking on the Restrict Projects button shows a message. Boot etc in the Other Equipment section of the Equipment Schedule. then double click in the Cable Type field. Project Availability tab In the Project Availability tab you can restrict the use of a selected plug or socket to specific projects. Associated cable types tab If you highlight a plug or socket in the main screen. then the additional equipment can be defined in this section. Sleeve. If you OK the message then the plug or socket type selected can only be used on the project you are in. by double clicking in the Assoc. you can select the plug or socket that it should associated (paired) with. If not restricted then the plug or socket type will be available for all projects. You can De-Restrict the use of the plug or socket type by clicking on the De-Restrict button. Backshell tab If the plug or socket requires any additional equipment to complete the terminations activity at the device. Updated April 12 Rev 6. Any equipment defined as an Adaptor.

then CMPIC will issue a warning if the core size of the cable is incompatible with the min and max conductor sizes declared with the terminal type. A unique (20 character max) code to describe the terminal type A 40 character max description of the terminal type The minimum core size of cable which can be accommodated by the terminal type The maximum core size of cable which can be accommodated by the terminal type A free text field for adding an alternative reference If terminal types are assigned to device terminals.1 .Terminal types tab This is where you can define the types of terminals used in devices to terminate the cores of cables.10. Updated April 12 Rev 6. Terminal type ID Description Min Conduct Max Conduct Corporate No.

Minimum bending radius of the conduit A free text field for adding an alternative reference Project Availability set as described for other equipment types above.Conduit types tab In this section you can identify the types of conduit to be used. ladders etc. Used to calculate the % volume fill of the conduit. If a conduit is identified (using the toggle) as YES (that is = Screened) then this type of conduit CAN be used to contain a cable which has segregation not listed for a part of the nodal network. Inside diameter of the conduit.1 . Used to calculate (along with the OD of the other cables) the % volume fill of the tray or other segment type. Updated April 12 Rev 6. Typically a shielded conduit. Conduits are used (in CMPIC terms) to shield or protect cables when they are running along trays. is used to protect a cable from others of different segregations. The management of this process is carried out by CMPIC. in some applications. The use of conduits is described fully in other documents. This allows that cabel to be routed alongside ‘incompatible’ cables as long as it remains in the shielded conduit. Conduit type Description Weight Scrnd Inner OD Outer OD MBR Corporate No. Outside diameter of the conduit. A unique code (20 characters max) to identify the conduit type A 40 character max description of the conduit type Expressed as Kg per metre Refers to SCREENED or not.10.

Termination Type ID Description Category Strip Length Min Cond Max Cond Misc reference Corporate No. Associated Cable Types and Project Availability These can be linked as previously described for other items of equipment. Once typed in.1 . then these can be associated with the Termination Type here. the category can be selected from a list by double clicking in the Category field for a new terminal type The length to strip back when using this type of termination equipment (optional – not referred to elsewhere) The minimum size of conductor (core) that can be used with this termination equipment The maximum size of conductor (core) that can be used with this termination equipment Optional free text alternative reference ID Optional free text alternative reference ID Tools & Dies tab If any terminating tools or dies have been specified in Other Equipment.Termination equipment tab In this section you can define the lugs. rings. Updated April 12 Rev 6. clamps and other equipment used on cable cores during termination. A unique code (20 characters max) to identify the termination type A maximum 40 character description of the terminal type A free text field (13 characters) to create a category for each terminal type.10.

Updated April 12 Rev 6. When associating a gland with a cable type. A unique code (20 characters max) to identify the gland type A maximum 40 character description of the gland type Minimum OD of cable that the gland can take Maximum OD of cable that the gland can take Chosen from the list Optional free text alternative reference ID Associated Cable Types and Project Availability These can be linked as previously described for other items of equipment. Gland ID Description Min OD Max OD Material Corporate No.10.1 .Cable glands tab Gland details can be added here and glands can be associated with specific cable types. the diameter of the cable type is checked against the allowable diameters for the gland and if not CMPIC gives a warning.

Overall equipment view tab A view only table of all equipment defined in the Equipment Schedule Updated April 12 Rev 6.1 .10. There are pre-defined categories available in the list.Other equipment tab Any other equipment not defined elsewhere can be defined here.

The menu title of the screen is normally – Add/Maintain Devices (unless this has been modified for your company). Retrieve information about devices.1 2. Add detail about which nodes on the nodal network are the best positioned to be used to connect to for the device. description. The unique ID (Tag) code and description are mandatory fields. See details about cables connected to the device.10. The screen can be used to:     Add data about devices such as Tag Number (unique ID code). How do I use the screen? 1. The minimum data which needs to be supplied is the unique ID code Updated April 12 Rev 6.THE DEVICE SCHEDULING SCREEN SCREEN NAME SCREEN NUMBER Device Schedule CMSF07 What is the Device Scheduling screen and how do I use it? The screen can be found in the menu structure under Schedule Cables & Devices. number of terminals. AND a description of the device . system etc.

10.1 . SAVE the record 1. Name each terminal (free text) Updated April 12 Rev 6. compartment) Group Unit Hazardous How to add Device Terminals Device terminals refers to the terminals in the device to which the cable cores will be connected. A line for each terminal is created. you can also add the following (optional) information in the Device Schedule: (Note: If these details have already been added to your CMPIC Library data)      System Area (room.In addition to the unique ID code and device description. 2. Enter the number of Terminals 3. 4.

Near Node A01AN 35 A01AN 36 A01AN 37 DEVICE OFF ROUTE LENGTH Double clicking in the Device Node field shows a list of nodes from the Nodal Network table in CMPIC. Each device must have 1 Device Near Node.1 A01AN 17 Possible alternative Near Node . Without Device Near Nodes you cannot route cables between the devices. hanger etc to the device. Updated April 12 Rev 6. but may have more than one.How to add Near Nodes Near Nodes are those nodes on the nodal network which are in the vicinity of the device and which are the best to use to drop off from the tray.10.

For each Near Node that you select. Alternatively. type in the Off Route length. Updated April 12 Rev 6. This can be changed cable by cable if needed. Please see section on Data Import Wizard which explains how to prepare your spreadsheets and the CMPIC Wizard for data input. Using the CMPIC Wizard to populate the Device Schedule The CMPIC Wizard can be used to input data about devices. Note on Off Route lengths As a project default in CMPIC. PLEASE NOTE THAT AT PRESENT YOU CANNOT ADD NEAR NODES FOR DEVICES USING THE WIZARD – THESE WILL NEED TO BE ADDED USING THE CMPIC SCREEN. sag of the cable. This is the length of cable required from the near node to the device You have the option of setting one of the near nodes as the default – that is the one which will normally be used. In that default you can also cater for an allowance for terminations. you will have set a % allowance on the cables’ design lengths to cater for twisting. IGNORE On Route – This is set to 0 automatically.1 . you could add a margin to the Off Route length to cater for cable required to terminate at the device.10.

Segregation of this cable. This field can be used to group cables together for information purposes. as trefoils of 3 or 4. Modules can be registered in reference data. When you double click in this field you are presented with a list of cable types from which you can select. Cables can be bundled as pairs. .1 This is where the cable ID is created and displayed. cores Segregation Function Fit Updated April 12 Rev 6.10. type. special or degaussing cable. Each cable carries a single segregation. Again by double clicking you are presented with a list to select from. Data which is populated from the library when you choose the cable type.THE CABLE SCHEDULE SCREEN SCREEN NAME SCREEN NUMBER CABLE SCHEDULE CMCF01S Explanation of fields: Cable ID System Use Bundling Module Type CSA. main door hydraulics) etc) This indicates whether the cable is being used for power. or as bundles of up to 5. System is the functional grouping of cables (potable water. Functions can be registered in reference data. Cable type as held in the library. 6 or 12. local. It displays whether a cable is a main. This field can be used to group cables together for information purposes. This indicates whether the cable should be routed as a single cable or grouped (bundled) with other cables. control. This is a field for information. primary power. degaussing or other uses as defined in reference data. The ID must be unique but can be created manually as free text (alpha/numeric) or CMPIC can format the ID for you.

The Released flag is set via the Approval process (see relevant section in Cable Administration). This is a display only field which shows the length of the cable as routed by CMPIC. There is a list with the following options: Full. A free text field. Double clicking in this field presents a list of all scheduled devices for selection of the device from which the cable will be routed. The flag is set via the Cable Approval screen. The flag shows whether the cable has been cancelled. It is not used for any validation but could be used for comparison purposes in reports for example. Clockwise or anti-clockwise. This is a display only field. Displays whether the route has been verified via the approvals process. Double clicking in the blue field takes you to the Cable Stop Work history screen. See overleaf for example. If the default from node has been allocated in the device schedule then this is displayed here. This fields displays the latest revision of the cable’s Termination Chart and the date that this was printed. This determines whether this cable requires conduit.e. Clicking on the coloured square shows the status description. This field displays the route status of the cable. Displays whether the cable’s route and terminations have been Released (i. Part. Engineering Change Order or Document Reference URL. Device description populated from the device schedule.g. Customer specific field not generally used. The remarks (like all fields) are searchable using Oracle wild card searches. For information only which can be printed on reports. the cable has been made available for a Pull Sheet to be printed). In these fields you can enter the minimum and maximum lengths for this cable. None. If not. If the route found does not meet these requirements then you will be unable to save the cable’s route. for which parts of its route.Link Ref Remarks Conduit reqd? PS Rev & Date TC Rev & Date Route status Term Status Released Min/Max Des Length Est Length Stop Work Cancelled From Device Description Area Terminates at Alignment From Node Off / On route Route verified Terms verified To Device Updated April 12 Rev 6. This fields displays the latest revision of the cable’s Pull Sheet and the date that this was printed. The flag shows whether work on this cable has been stopped or not. Note: You can also schedule a cable to be routed from the area (or compartment) in which the device is located without specifying the near node for the device. You can also change the allocated near node if required. then double clicking in this field shows a list of all nodes which have been entered as potential cable near nodes plus the choice of scheduling the cable as ‘off route’. As per From Device . This is the from node for this cable. You can populate the field by selecting from the list. This is a display only field. See Conduit section for full details. and if so.10. If the device has been allocated an area then this is populated from the device schedule. You can enter the estimated cable length here. Displays whether the terminations have been verified via the approvals process. Display fields which show the off and on route lengths allocated in the device schedule. On Route.1 This is a field which can be used to create a link between the cable record and an external data source e. Same function as for Route Status but for Terminations. Double clicking in the blue field takes you to the route screen where you can see the cable’s route.

This button takes you to see this history. Even having set this Project Default.e. Rules can also be added at time of routing via the routing screens. The Project Default is found in the routing tab at the bottom of the screen and gives the option to choose Cable From/To Nodes? Not required default to Area. or you can make the connection in CMPIC later thus giving you the accurate device to device cable length. note. This off route length can be calculated by CMPIC for you using the length + height + breadth of the compartment or area.Grey Buttons < > either side of the button title reflects that there is an entry. CMPIC still gives you the option to choose cable near nodes for routing if these have been added to the Device. Rules: Clicking on this button takes you to the routing rules screen where you can add and see rules for routing this cable. that portion of the cable’s length from the selected hanger or tray node to the device. This means that you will derive the routed length from CMPIC but will need to account for the ‘off route’ length i. From Node and To Node fields now default to AREA but by double clicking in the From/To Node field. then you can see this using this button. See screen shot above. rule etc. Updated April 12 Rev 6.1 . History: Every time an action is carried out on a cable an entry is written into the cable history file. Notes: Clicking on this button takes you to the notes screen where you can add and see notes about the cable. Device Data: this button takes you to the device schedule. you can opt to select a specific near node There is a Project Default which can be set that allows cables to be routed between the AREAS in which the devices are located.10. Entries: If an entry has been created for this cable to enter the device. rather than from the cable near node.

Tab down to the From Device field. To add more data at any time or to complete the Cable Schedule follow these instructions: 1. If the field has been set up to derive the next number in sequence from the database as part of the cable number. However. you will be presented with the list of nodes which have been associated as potential near nodes for this device. 2. Save the record How do I use the screen to query a cable? Refer to the System Orientation section to learn how to query the database Updated April 12 Rev 6. Verify the route and terminations of the cable (if required as a project default) How do I use the Cable Schedule to create a new cable? TIP: If you have previously created a cable which you can use as the basis for a new cable i.What is the Cable Schedule and how do I use it? The Cable Schedule can be used to: 1.10. 4. Or create the cable as an off route cable. Choose the appropriate device. Choose from the list to fill in the field. When you get to the From and To Node fields in the Device area of the screen you will see that they are coloured blue. 5. This field is normally free text (alpha/numeric). you can use a DUMMY device and amend this later. Tab across to the To Device field. Look up information on an existing cable including its type. if you have had any format data rules set up. route and which devices it runs between. Double click to see the list of devices which can be associated with the cable. Create cables. 3. to and from devices. Save the record – you have now scheduled the cable. Tab to each of the fields you wish to complete. Check cable data before approving a route or terminations. Once the record is saved the field will be completed. Where the field is BLUE double click to see the List of Values and choose from the list. then you can copy the record . You will see that these mandatory fields appear in mid grey colour. 5.e. double clicking will populate each section of the number with the pre-defined alpha or numeric characters.1 . Be aware that to schedule a cable you only need to have a cable number and the to and from devices. Choose the appropriate device. A small black arrow pointing downwards signifies that there is a limited list of options. If the field has been set up to accept free format characters then you simply type in the cable number. 3. If you double click on these fields. If the devices have not yet all been scheduled. If this is a new cable from scratch then follow these instructions to create the schedule with mandatory fields only: 1. Look at the history of a cable including the changes made. Amend cable details. Choose a node to be the near node for the device for the cable you are currently creating. 4. Double click to see the list of devices which can be associated with a cable. There is also the option to create this cable as Off Route. This list is generated from the Device Schedule and can be added to by using the Device Schedule screen. You can fill in all the other details as and when necessary. by whom and when. Click on the Create a New Record in the database icon 2.see how to do this in the System Orientation section. CMPIC will not allow you to store a duplicate number. then a series of @@@ s will appear to represent these digits. its make up. 3. Put the cursor in the Cable (top left) field. 4. Clicking on this arrow reveals the list. 2. 6. etc are the same.

You can also derive other information from the Cable Schedule about cables which have already been created and their attributes: DOUBLE CLICKING IN THIS FIELD Cable Type Segregation Route Status Term status From (or To) Device TAKES YOU TO THIS SCREEN MUN Enquiry which lists all cables scheduled with that cable type A list of all cables with that segregation Cable Routing screen to see the cable’s route The Cable Terminations screen The Cable Connections screen which lists all the other cables connected to this device. If this option is checked. do not tick the box in the System Defaults. to which not everyone has access. for example that the on and off routes have been checked. there are options to ‘Auto Verify Route on Approval’ or ‘Auto Verify Terminations on Approval’.10. In this case. They could also be used to mean that another check has been carried out. Updated April 12 Rev 6. TIP: CLICKING ONCE ON THE COLOURED BOX TO THE RIGHT OF THE ROUTE OR TERM STATUS FIELDS WILL DISPLAY A DESCRIPTION OF THE STATUS ACRONYM. In the System Defaults which are set up at the beginning of the project.1 . someone will be required to go into the cable schedule before a cable can be Approved and then change the Verify flags to reflect that the cable route and/or terminations have been separately verified. They can be used to mean that the cable has been verified by the engineer for a cable’s route or for terminations at one end or both. Once the verification flags have been set to YES these flags cannot be unset in the Cable Schedule – this has to be done in the Approvals Screen (either single or batch approval). to add a further level of verification for routes. Whether you ‘double up’ on approval and verification is entirely down to your own process. However. What do the verification flags mean? The Verification flags are there to act as a stage in the approval process. or your own specific check. then Verifying Routes and Terminations in the cable schedule is not required. terminations.

CSV file. Important note: When attempting to load data into CMPIC. Mandatory columns cannot be disabled/ignored & you will be advised as such if you attempt to do so. various checks are made to ensure that essential Library Data. Cable and Cable Type data from a . Looking at the example spreadsheet layout below: A Rev B Cable No C Cable System D Cable Seg E From Dev ID F From Dev Desc G To Dev ID H To Dev Desc I No of terminals From J No of terminals To K From Dev Room L To Dev Room M From Dev System Column Data Comments A Rev B Cable No C D E Cable System Cable seg From Dev ID F From Dev Desc G To Dev ID H I J K L M N To Dev Desc No of terminals From No of terminals To From Dev Room To Dev Room From Dev System To Dev System In this example spreadsheet each cable has a Revision. or a short description of the device The tag or ID number of the To Device for the cable A description of the To Device – as for From Device The number of terminals in From Device The number of terminals in To Device The location of the From Device The location of the To Device The system of the From Device The system of the To Device N To Dev System Data that is mandatory and must therefore be included in the spreadsheet is marked in RED above.USING THE DATA IMPORT WIZARD FOR CABLES AND DEVICES Preparation and background The Data Import Wizard can be used to import Device. This means that all the Library Data listed below must already have been added to CMPIC. For each cable and/or device the following must have been entered: Updated April 12 Rev 6. This is the unique ID number or Tag number for each cable The system that the cable is on The segregation or separation code for the cable The tag or ID number of the From Device for the cable A description of the From Device – could be the tag number again.XLS format. if instructed to do so. In either case the Wizard can ignore the contents of these columns. or which the Wizard does not (currently) support.1 . CMPIC does not support the concept of cable revisions (other than in reports) so this column will not need to be imported and will be identified as a FILLER column in the Wizard. is available. It is important that the source file is .10. which a record may be dependent upon.CSV and not . There may be columns in your spreadsheet which contain data which either you do not want to import into CMPIC.

the record (line) in the spreadsheet which contains this data will be rejected. and there is a column in your spreadsheet but no equivalent row in the Wizard then that column needs to be accounted for as a FILLER in the Wizard. You then add this dummy listing as required to relevant lines in the spreadsheet. System Codes – this is mandatory data and must have been added. Cable types 4. 2. Group 5. If you do not use System Codes.1. then you can add a ‘dummy’ system code in the System Codes table in CMPIC such as --. Floor or Block – which are ways of grouping together Areas or Locations in CMPIC but which can’t be imported via the Wizard. Area/Location codes 3. then the data must also be added to CMPIC Library Data before running the Wizard. Level. There may also be data in your spreadsheet which cannot be imported using the Wizard. If the following fields are to be imported from the spreadsheet.or TBA. If this is the case. Module If any of this Library Data is missing from CMPIC and you try to import it via the Wizard. Updated April 12 Rev 6.10.1 . Examples of this would be Deck.

In either case the procedure you follow is the same.07. Note: the functionality to import Cables and Devices simultaneously is included in CMPIC Release R6.Running the Wizard You can choose to import Devices and Cables together or separately. To use this function you must first enable (tick) the option ‘Process Cables and Devices Simultaneously in Wizard’ in Project Defaults > General tab In this example we will show how to process devices and cables separately.10. Go to Schedule Cables and Devices > Data Import Wizard Since we are importing Device Data we highlight that option Identify the location for the Log file to be output to and Press NEXT Identify how many rows of your spreadsheet contain header information and are to be ignored Updated April 12 Rev 6.1 .

descriptions. CMPIC will store your choices against this set for future use. based on which data you are loading. Device data (tag numbers. When importing Devices therefore it is useful to create 2 different "Option Sets" to contain the column definitions. locations etc) in your spreadsheet will appear in more than one column because you will have devices which are listed as either To or From devices. Now let’s look at how we would import Device data using a spreadsheet with the following columns: A Rev B Cable No C Cable System D Cable Seg E From Dev ID Updated April 12 Rev 6.1 F From Dev Desc G To Dev ID H To Dev Desc I No of terminals From J No of terminals To K From Dev Room L To Dev Room M From Dev System N To Dev System . i.e.10. This then caters for the different columns of the spreadsheet in which the data resides. systems.Type a name for your Wizard data set and press the Add Set button Your new name set appears here. One for the From Device data and one for To Device data.

the System Code for the From Device is in column M and is therefore ticked to be included.You could create 2 Option Sets called From Device and To Device. The From Device ID is in Column E and the From Device Description in Column F. Data from columns K to L and also N is not being imported and are therefore accounted for as Filler Columns. However.10. Updated April 12 Rev 6. Note: Filler Columns are created in the record BELOW the highlighted record so you may need to use the Move Up and Move Down buttons to move the rows up and down to match the spreadsheet column positions. Data from columns G to J is not being imported and is accounted for as a Filler Column. IMPORTANT Now scroll down through all the remaining rows of the Wizard and untick any boxes for data which is not to be included.1 . In the above example columns A to D in the spreadsheet are not used and are therefore identified as Filler Columns.

When you have checked that the rows ticked in the Wizard reflect the columns in the spreadsheet. you follow the same process for cables. The Log file identifies by spreadsheet row the success or rejection of data so it is easy to find the relevant rows. Once you have imported the Devices. The cell for this record is empty of mandatory data Code in spreadsheet is too long for the field in CMPIC You are importing cable data and one of the devices for a particular cable has not already been imported. The Wizard will reject these duplicates.1 . Typical errors you may see could include: Error message Duplicate device ID Duplicate device in API table Unrecognised "other" field (malformed specification) Max field size exceeded (Segregation) Mandatory field is missing (System Code) Max field size exceeded (To Device) Invalid From Device Invalid To Device (Probable) cause Device already exists in CMPIC Device already exists in CMPIC and has been identified as part of the API check. It is almost certain that when processing Devices that you will have duplicates because the same devices will appear as To and/or From Devices. So rather than picking up the Segregation the Wizard is picking up Device Description for example.10. You are importing cable data and one of the devices for a particular cable has not already been imported. As the process runs you will see that the numbers of records accepted and rejected increments until the process has completed. You can see the status of the import process by looking at the Log File. There is erroneous data in a cell Usually means that you have mis-allocated a column with a longer field size against (in this case) Segregation. Updated April 12 Rev 6. you follow the same process as outlined above. press the Finish button which will start the Wizard process. For cables in your spreadsheet you must have: Cable ID System Code From Device ID To Device ID Summary Using a ‘typical’ cable list which has both device and cable data in it you would need to run the Wizard three times: To (or From) Device From (or To) Device Cables If you opt to process devices and cables at the same time.

If you have already defined Terminal Types if you double click in the Terminal Type field you can choose which terminal type for each terminal.SCHEDULING DEVICES IN CMPIC USING COPY DEVICE AND GENERIC DEVICES FUNCTIONS If you are creating devices with detailed terminal and/or entries.10. Note on Terminal Types: these are created in the Equipment Schedule. Updated April 12 Rev 6. Give each one an ID. You then only need to add the specific data for the new device being created. you can create Generic Devices which hold the re-usable information. Creating a Generic Device Go to Schedule Cables and Devices > More > Generic Devices. Type in a Type ID for the Generic Device and a description.1 . Type in the number of terminals in the device and SAVE. The terminal records are created.

Give an ID to each entry.10. 4. SAVE. Unless you want this checking to be done. Also be aware that when you are creating the specific terminal types in this screen that if you complete the Minimum and Maximum conductor (core) size fields. it is worth leaving theses fields blank. 1. Records are created for each entry.1 . Updated April 12 Rev 6. 2. You can still find out from a materials take-off point of view how many of each type have been used. Double click to see entry types and select (if required) 3. that CMPIC will check when you terminate the cable that the cable conductor size is compatible with the terminal type size. You can now complete the Device Entry data if relevant. Define the number of entries. You have now created a Generic Device which can be imported to create new devices.Before you create terminal types that these must firstly be declared in the Equipment Schedule (see Libraries section).

1 .10. go to the Device Schedule 1.Creating a new device from a Generic Device To now create a new device from a Generic one. Double click in the Generic Device field 3. Give the new device an ID and a description 2. Select the generic device to be used Updated April 12 Rev 6.

SAVE the and the terminal records filled in. Click on the Device Entry button and you will see that any data has also been copied. Just click on Yes and the field will be filled in based on the data being transferred. from an existing one.10. You now need to complete anyrecord additional fields specific to this new device such as system.If the number of terminals for the device has not been declared here. you will get this error message. area etc.1 . go to the Device Schedule. To create a new devicewillbybecopying Updated April 12 Rev 6.

1 .Creating a new Device by copying details from an existing device 1. 2. Complete any additional fields required. OK the message. Give the device an ID and a description. 4. 5. Select the device to copy from. SAVE. 3. Updated April 12 Rev 6. Click on Device Copy. Double click in Copy From Device field.10.

Using the screen you can: 1.2 A01A-N12 . As you add information line by line you are creating a database version of the nodal network design. 4.11 What is the Nodal Network screen and what do I use it for? The Nodal Network screen can be found (unless your menu has been configured differently – in which case consult your administrator) by following this path: Project Name > Route > Network > Create / Maintain the Nodal Network. This screen is used to create and modify the nodal network. then you can add greater flexibility to the design. 3.1 A01A-N11 . A01A-N11 A01A-N12 A01A-N11 .THE NODAL NETWORK SCREEN SCREEN NAME SCREEN NUMBER Nodal Network CMNF01. 5.1 A01A-N12 .10. might look something like this: A01A-N35 A01A-N11 A01A-N12 A01A-N13 A01A-N14 A01A-N15 If you imagine a node to be a point which can exist at a series of levels in the vertical plane. So.2 Updated April 12 Rev 6. View all or part of the nodal network Add nodes and segments to an existing network Create new networks Query which cables run on individual segments of the nodal network Set full flags for parts of the nodal network How do I build up the nodal network in the CMPIC database? Access the Nodal Network screen. in diagram form.6.1 . 2. the above information.

Each of these ‘levels’ can also be allocated the same or different segregation types.1 To create such connectivity you would generate a new segment.1 and A01A-N11. The segment which connects these two nodes can be any segment type from the library. A01A-N11 A01A-N12 A01A-N11. You do this in Library Data > General Data > Area & Location codes. Enter the length of this segment.Using suffixed digits in the form . in which case CMPIC will create these for you.10. .1 CT100 2. .3 etc you can create connectivity between nodes on effectively different levels.1. In the above screenshot there is a connection made in the database between nodes A01A-N11.1.and then NO AREA DEFINED in the description. node A01A-N11 and its second level A01A-N11. Refer to the System Orientation section for the commands which can be used to make this process faster.0 METRES This new segment could take any segregation and could therefore be the method by which cables could access more than one level. say. Node numbers can be created in any format unless pre-formatted. Updated April 12 Rev 6. So you can create different levels of cable tray for example to carry different segregations of cables. You can start typing in details straight away. It can be the same or different to the segment type already used for the segment created between A01A-N11 and A01AN12. This information would simply be typed into the table format in the Nodal Network screen.1 A01A-N12. NB: If you do not want to allocate nodes to areas. Double click on Segment Type and choose from the list of values.2. for example: A01A-N11 A01A-N11. Double click on Area to choose from the list of values.2. How do I create segments in the CMPIC database? When you first enter the screen it will be clear of records.1 . If you want to be able to route cables between levels then you must create connectivity between the levels in question. Under the Location column add --. For instance in the example above there is not yet any connectivity between. The CMPIC router will only find or suggest routes where connectivity for the segregation of cable being routed exists. Alternatively you can retrieve other records (perhaps a nodal network you have partially completed) and add further records. then you need to create a NULL area.

The algorithm calculates % fill of the segment. Alternatively you may wish to use the Segregation group. Now looking at the bottom part of the screen. Clicking on the History button shows what actions have been carried out on this segment. The Used field is read only and denotes whether the segment has already been used as part of the route for a cable. Span is a read only field and is the distance between supports which is set as a project default. Clicking on the Rules button will show if any rules have been set for the highlighted segment. Once the Full Flag is set for segregation(s) on a segment then the CMPIC Router will ignore it as a potential route for cables of that segregation. The Total Length field displays the current total length of the nodal network. you double click in the Segregation field to see the list of values. Bear in mind that the flag is set per segment and per segregation. It can however be modified via the Modify Nodal Network screen. You can add a number of segregations for this segment from the list.1 . What is a Full Flag and how do I set it? CMPIC keeps track of how full segments are becoming as cables are routed down them. So the segment might still be available for selected segregations of cables. or flag it as full temporarily to reserve any spare space for a particular purpose later.10. Updated April 12 Rev 6.The Segment ID is a read only field populated by CMPIC when the record is saved. It is a unique number identifying the particular segment. There may therefore be situations where the user may wish to either flag a segment as being full so that it can no longer be used at all. Fill type is again read only and is the algorithm which has been applied in the Nodal Route Type screen to this type of segment. Clicking on the NOTES button will allow you add guidance notes for this segment if required. The Pen column represents whether this segment is a penetration and is ticked when a penetration type segment is created. In either case. As you create each segment. the Full Flag is set by changing the toggle in the field to the right of the segregation field. This might be useful for small lighting or data cables which could be accommodated even though the segment would be full for larger cables. If you want to remove the Full Flag it is done in exactly the same way.

Press the button again The first TO NODE to which the From Node is connected will appear. Altering the length of a segment Changing the segregation of a segment Deleting a segment Changing a segment type In this screen you can delete a segment or change the segregation of a segment To carry out any other amendments you need to use the Nodal Path Mods (Modify Nodal Network) or Add a New Node screens.What if I want to amend the nodal network? There are several amendments you might need to make: 1.1 . In the ADD NODE field type the ID of the new node. Breaking a segment Go to Project > Nodal Network > BREAK SEGMENT screen Press the Click on the button icon In the FROM NODE field type the From Node of the segment that you want to break. We now want to add a node between these two existing nodes. 3. Scroll down to find the correct To Node for the segment you want to break.10. 2. Updated April 12 Rev 6. Bear in mind however that the changes you can make will be limited by the status of any cables running in the segment you want to change. See the separate sections on these. 4.

same spec of tray) and the same segregation (s).g. From node To node Length Existing From Node New Node New Node Existing To Node The LENGTH fields are blank because you need to tell CMPIC how long the segment is between the existing and the new nodes.1 . If there were cables already routed on this segment. If you enter a length in the top box which the system will calculate the length which remains and populate the bottom box for you. You will only be able to merge segments which have the same nodal route type (e.You will now see that the boxes on the right of the screen have been filled in and will look like this.10. In the top left hand field you will see the node displayed and in the bottom half of the screen are the two segments which have this node in common. the routes of any cables will have been updated automatically to reflect that this new node is now on their routes. If you press the Merge Segments button the segments which are displayed will be merged and the common node will be removed. Merging Segments To use this function. Updated April 12 Rev 6. retrieve the node at the From end of the segment that you wish to merge with an adjoining segment. Click on INSERT NODE EXIT the screen From Node New Node You have now created a To Node new node on this segment.

To change Fill Type. then tick the relevant boxes to the right of the segments’ thresholds you want to update and press Update button. Then in the Fill Types screen under General Data you must tick the boxes under ‘Allow Update at Segment’ column against the Fill Types which you would like to be able to update.Segment Fill Type Update This screen can be used to update the volume fill or weight fill thresholds of all or selected segments. double click in the grey box and select from the fill types available. What if the nodal network is generated in CAD? CMPIC has an API (Applications Program Interface) which is a generic way of interfacing between CAD and the CMPIC database.10.1 . type in the new values. Retrieve the segments. To amend Volume or Weight thresholds. You must first tick the project default ‘Allow Fill Type Updates for Segment’ in the Network tab. Tick the option that you wish to perform – New Fill Type or New Threshold Volume. Cloudis has experience of interfacing to a number of CAD systems. Then tick the relevant boxes to the right of the segments’ fill type you want to update and press Update button. Updated April 12 Rev 6.

1 .An alternative method of deriving nodal network data from a CAD or other package is by using CMPIC’s XML import utility.10. Updated April 12 Rev 6. This will import node and segment data from applications which can export an XMLfile.

10. Creating a conduit Go to Schedule Cables & Devices > Conduit Schedule. and the contribution of the conduit to the fill of the nodal network. either: a. as well as administering the conduit’s route & any linked cables or conduits (if allowable). in CMPIC the conduit can be managed as well as the cables in it. This enables you to create. Cable routes > Route Cable & Conduit. Updated April 12 Rev 6.USING CONDUIT IN CMPIC When conduit is used to separate cables. This allows for the one-off routing of a Conduit. CMPIC provides two methods for creation of Conduits. these are handled via the two following screens: 1.1 . Manually or auto-routed and then using the conduit route for the linked cable(s). Schedule Cables & Devices > Conduit Schedule. modify and delete Conduit records. Based on an existing cable route b. You can also route and manage conduit within conduit. 2. To create a conduit: The conduit is defined in much the same way as a cable so you must enter the following information:  Conduit ID – Give the conduit a unique identifier. This includes the calculation of % fill for the conduit itself.

CINS – The conduit is fully routed.e.e. the conformance flag (see below) is set to "No" once the threshold is breached. Once the status reaches CDRCNA (or CDRCA if Conduit Approval is not set in Project Defaults). this is where you add these. You can also define a conduit as off-route.10. %Fill – This is a read-only value which is based on the contents of the conduit. Routing a conduit Conduit Route Statuses The status of a conduit route can be one of the following:      CDSNR – Means that as yet the conduit has no route. When you double click in the From Node field you will see that you have the choice of designating this as an Off Route conduit.g. Manual changes of the conformance flag display a note to fill in which is then stored. You could also temporarily lock conduit records if you wanted to reserve conduit for particular cables. Locked – You can use this flag to identify if the conduit is locked and so no longer available to contain any further cables or conduit. or no off route length has been defined for an off-route conduit CDPART – The conduit’s route is part-complete CDRCNA – A full route for the conduit exists but has not yet been approved CDRCA – A full route exists and has been approved (if approval is required). Whilst this may be updated automatically (see previous). Threshold – This is the project default setting and is the point at which the conduit is marked as "full". these statuses may be individually raised via Conduit Status Update screen CMNF54. and changes to routes will automatically skip the CDRCNA status. They may not be manually updated. These are defined in screen CMSF20 (Schedule Cables & Devices > Conduit Types). or choosing a node to route from. Single Cable – This is a switch which allows you to specify a conduit to contain a single cable only. any changes to an approved conduit are prevented until the conduit has firstly been unapproved. this will update automatically with each cable/conduit added or removed from the containing conduit. If you click on the coloured square you will see the current status of the conduit route. When the project default is not active (i. It may be manually routed or 2. There are 3 methods available for routing the conduit within this screen: 1.    Conduit Type – Double click in the field and select a type of conduit from the library of types. Off Route Lengths – If the conduit is Off Route (that is it does not follow the nodal route) or it has off route lengths at the from or to end(s). it may also be updated manually to reflect changes to the state of the contents of the conduit (especially when auto-conformance is not active). has it satisfied the % Fill ratio?). it has been ticked).1 . Conformance – This is a flag to identify if the conduit has achieved conformance with design intent (e. approval is not required. Copied from an existing conduit route Updated April 12 Rev 6. You can add conduit types directly in this screen and then they will be available in the Type pull down list. At this point alerts will be displayed to the user. additional values become visible:      Status – This is the status of the conduit. If the project default "Auto-Set Conformance?" is set. there is an option "Conduit Approval Required?" If this is active (i. See note below. The "Total Length" of the conduit field is also shown as a reference. Copied from an existing cable route or 3. In addition. From/To Node – This is where you need to define the start and end point for the conduit on the nodal network. and has been physically installed NB. it has not been ticked). When the conduit record is saved. This value can be modified. In Projects Defaults under the Routing tab. it requires routed conduits to be approved before cables or other conduits can be linked to it. The conduit can be used along part of the network or for the whole length of the cable(s) in it.

but one or more "common segments" must remain in the route Updated April 12 Rev 6.1 .These methods are all explained in the following sub-sections. no changes are allowed The route cannot be deleted if cables/conduits have been linked to the conduit Rewinding the route is permissible. with the following rules: If "Conduit Approval Required?" is active and the Conduit is approved (CDRCA). Routes    can be rewound and/or deleted.10.

1 . The segments must not be:  Marked as "locked" (unless project default "override full flag" is set)  Of a Segment Type that does not permit routing of conduit along it  Of a Segment Type with unsuitable allowable bending radius  Identified as a named segment for one or more cable  Included in the route of a cable with an "isolated cable" rule Updated April 12 Rev 6. Routing by nodes is essentially the same process used for cables. the start point is selected initially (either the from or to node may be used) and any suitable linked network segments are shown in a pop-up window.Route By Nodes Double click for list of nodes to route from Double click for list of nodes to route to SAVE Go to Schedule Cables & Devices > Conduit Schedule. The selection of segments is subject to normal routing rules. You can route a conduit for all or part of a cable’s route.10. in addition to some conduit-specific ones.

flagging segments as appropriate.10. By selecting a cable. If the Match Off Route flag is set.2.1). selection of segments must follow previous rules (see 2. Double click for list of cables to copy route from 2. Use this tick box to select ALL segments or use individual boxes to select/deselect This functionality allows for the route of an existing (fully or partially) routed cable to be used as the basis of the conduit route. Select Copy Cable option 5. and where multiple segments are selected they must form a contiguous route that starts at the From Node of the conduit. The Cable ID can be selected from a List of Values (which will auto-populate the route fields) or manually entered (requiring use of the View button to display its route). The uppermost checkbox item (without label) toggles between "Select All" and "Select None" functionality.Copying the Route of a Cable to a Conduit 1. Obviously. any off route values stored against the cable will be used to replace the values held for the conduit – this is only really useful for when copying whole cable routes. Set From and To nodes of the conduit route 3. COPY your chosen segments to the route of the conduit 4. the route is displayed (including marking any full segments in red text) and one or more segments can then be selected for copying to the conduit's route. Pressing View at any time will refresh the cable route and reset all selected segments. providing no conduit route has been started.1 . Updated April 12 Rev 6.

2. If the Match Off Route flag is set. selection of segments must follow previous rules (see 2. the route is displayed (including marking any full segments in red text) and one or more segments can then be selected for copying to the conduit's route. Follow same process as for copying cable route Like Copy Cable. By selecting an existing conduit. this functionality allows for the route of an existing (fully or partially) routed conduit to be used as the basis of the conduit route. and where multiple segments are selected they must form a contiguous route that starts at the From Node of the conduit. any off route values stored against the source conduit will be used to replace the values held for the destination conduit – this is only really useful for when copying whole conduit routes.10. Select Copy Conduit 3.1). providing no conduit route has been started.1 . Set From & To nodes for the conduit route 2. Obviously. Updated April 12 Rev 6.Copy the Route of one Conduit to another 1.

with a route status no greater than DRCNA The cable cannot be cancelled or set to stop work It must have a "Conduit Reqd" flag set to a value other than "None" on the cable schedule The route of the cable must include all segments of the conduit route.Linking Cables or Conduits to a Routed Conduit You can only link a cable or conduit to an existing conduit once the containing conduit has reached a status of CDRCA. a route has been stored (or the conduit has been marked as off-route with an off route length set). in the same sequence. although multiple conduits may be linked (providing the appropriate project default has been set).e. To link     a cable to a routed conduit: The cable must be routed. Where a conduit has been marked as Single Cable. but conduits may only be linked to other conduits if the appropriate project default "Conduit in Conduit?" has been set. and for any vessel applicable Updated April 12 Rev 6.10. and the conduit approved (where necessary). i. only one cable may be linked to the conduit at any given time. Linking a Cable Pressing the Link Cable button displays a List of Values (LOV) containing all suitable cables for linking.1 . (The cable’s route can extend beyond the conduit’s route if the cable runs in conduit for only part of its route)  Cable must not be linked to another conduit for any segment included in this conduit route. This functionality caters for the need to route conduits within conduit. Cables may always be linked to a conduit. based on the initial criteria.

in the same sequence (but can extend beyond this) Conduit MBR (Minimum Bending Radius) must not exceed the MBR of the containing conduit (if set) For an off-route conduit:    Conduit must be off-route Outer OD of Conduit must not exceed the Inner OD of the containing conduit Conduit MBR (Minimum Bending Radius) must not exceed the MBR of the containing conduit (if set) Updated April 12 Rev 6.1 . or o On Route with To Off Route Length >= conduit length Cannot be cancelled or set to stop work for any applicable vessel Must have a "Conduit Reqd" flag set to "Full" or "Part" on the cable schedule Linking a Conduit Pressing the Link Conduit button displays a List of Values (LOV) containing all suitable conduits for linking.10. For a routed conduit:     Conduit must be routed Outer OD of Conduit must not exceed the Inner OD of the containing conduit Conduit route must include all segments of the containing conduit route. or o On Route with From Off Route Length >= conduit length.If the conduit is off route:    The cable must be: o Off Route with Off Route Length >= conduit length. based on the initial criteria.

you will see that the Route Cable & Conduit and Create Conduit Only buttons are enabled or disabled. If the cable is specified as off-route.Routing Cable and Conduit Query Criteria list The Route Cable and Conduit screen (CMNF52) Cable Routes > Route Cable and Conduit enables you to either:   Route Cable & Conduit – This creates a link between an existing. routed cable as the basis for creating a new Conduit record. the cable length must be fully contained within Conduit. providing they have a from and to node specified (this applies to all query criteria). Using the filter you can retrieve:      All Cables – all cables are available to query. The screen includes a query criteria list which filters the cables available in the lower section of the screen. The cable is then linked to the Conduit on completion. un-routed cable and a new Conduit. it must be fully linked to Conduit. Both states based on the Conduit Reqd flag. Both states based on the Conduit Reqd flag. which have yet to have their route approved. Updated April 12 Rev 6. For cables (to be) routed along the network.10. subject to the state of the current record. it must not be fully linked to Conduit. and any Conduit requirements. Conduit Required Not Complete – cables with a Conduit Reqd flag of "Full" or "OnRoute". Part Conduit in Progress – cables with a Conduit Reqd flag of "Part". the Conduit route can be all or part of the cable's route. If the cable is specified as "off route". For a cable to be routed along the network. Conduit Required Not Assigned – These are cables which have been flagged as requiring a conduit but which have not yet been linked to a Conduit. there must be a quantity of cable length not currently run along a Conduit.1 . Create Conduit Only – This uses an existing. If you move between records. Conduit Required & Complete – cables with a Conduit Reqd flag of "Full" or "OnRoute". the route for both may be created manually or via the auto-router.

allowing for the From Node to be selected from a list of available Nodes once the route is complete. this field will not be visible.1. Conduit details – the space to enter mandatory Conduit information. based on the inner diameter of the Conduit Type versus the overall diameter of the cable to be linked to it. subject to suitable inner OD values (sufficient space must be available to allow the cable to run through the Conduit). If the cable is off-route. To Node – must be the same as Cable To Node. allowing for the To Node to be selected from a list of available Nodes once the route is complete. Single Cable – flag to identify if additional cables/conduits may be routed within this Conduit once it has been created. namely   Cable details – a read-only view of the cable. in addition to providing specific information regarding available Conduit Types. If the cable is not off-route. The screen is grouped into 2 sections. or cancellation of the process altogether. this may not exceed the From Off Route Length of the cable. this will be the offroute length. this can be left blank. allowing for changes to the content. From Node – must be the same as Cable From Node.2: Updated April 12 Rev 6. the following alert is displayed: Pressing Cancel will return to the Route Cable & Conduit screen. To Off Route Length – the off-route length of the Conduit at the To end. From Off Route Length – the off-route length of the Conduit at the From end. The other options are detailed in sections 3. this can be left blank. If the cable is not off-route.How to Route Cable & Conduit When the Route Cable & Conduit button is pressed.1. this value is propagated to all applicable vessels. For off-route cables. The new Conduit fields should be populated as follows:         Conduit ID – the unique identifier for the new Conduit.10. also includes the projected %Fill value. Threshold – the %Fill threshold.1 and 3. pressing the Process button will result in the off-route Conduit being created with the cable linked. In the event of the cable being off-route. If the cable is not off-route.1 . Conduit Type – the available Conduit Types. An LOV (List of Values) is available which. the Route Cable & Conduit screen (above) is displayed. this may not exceed the To Off Route Length of the cable.

including any additional comments. Once it has completed. The entire route will be used for the cable. Each segment has full details provided.Using the Auto-router to route cable and conduit The auto-router is launched separately from CMPIC and will attempt to locate a suitable route. the route detail will be displayed (as above). Updated April 12 Rev 6. if the Conduit From or To Node was not specified in the Route Cable & Conduit screen.10.g. The %fill values shown reflect the vessel/unit displayed in the top-right corner. and providing a suitable route has been found. from which these values can be selected. Pressing Decline will discard the route & return to the main cable selection screen with no records stored. a List of Values is displayed detailing all possible nodes within the route. or other items of note (e. but these values can be displayed for other vessels/units (should they exist) by amending the "Show Fill for Vessel" list.1 . fill thresholds being exceeded). Pressing the Accept button will result in the route displayed being used as a basis for the Conduit route.

Once a complete route has been found. links etc. In addition. In this screen. or to abandon the route. i.1 . an alert is displayed providing options to either exit & create the conduit. when a fully complete route is visible. and all suitable links and statuses being set). to remain in this view (allowing further updates). the conduit will have the route stored as its whole route whereas the cable will show this as a part route (and with an appropriate route status). as is a list of "available segments".e. the route can continue to be managed (subsequently pressing the Exit button without modifying the route.Manual routing of the cable and conduit Manual routing of the Cable/Conduit combination works in a similar fashion to the standard routing practices employed within CMPIC. If the choice to remain in view is taken. Updated April 12 Rev 6. it allows for an incomplete route to be used as the basis for the Conduit route in its entirety. i.10. the cable and its route (left blank on initial entry) are shown. The Exit button allows for the current route & conduit to be abandoned at any point in the routing process. will result in the route being applied to both the cable and the new conduit.e.

 Conduit details – the space to enter mandatory Conduit information. only the relevant information (the Off Route Length) is displayed with the Cable ID. as we know it is off-route.1 .Create Conduit Only For Off Route Cables When the Create Conduit Only button is pressed. the Create Conduit Only (Off Route) screen (above) is displayed. this may not exceed the length of the cable's off-route length but may be any length (other than 0) less than this value. namely:  Cable details – a read-only view of the cable. Threshold – the %Fill threshold.10. The screen is grouped into 2 sections. The new Conduit fields should be populated thus:     Conduit ID & Conduit Type – complete as before Off Route Length – the length of the off-route Conduit. Updated April 12 Rev 6. Single Cable – flag to identify if additional cables/conduits may be routed within this Conduit once it has been created.

10. this value is propagated to all applicable vessels NB. The new Conduit fields should be populated as follows:        Conduit ID & Conduit Type – as before From Node – must be the same as Cable From Node.1 . this may not exceed the From Off Route Length of the cable. Cable Route – the full route of the cable (where the cable is not off-route) . Single Cable – flag to identify if additional cables/conduits may be routed within this Conduit once it has been created. this may not exceed the To Off Route Length of the cable. From/To Node and Off Route values are auto-populated if the relevant checkbox is selected from the cable section. or left blank. Updated April 12 Rev 6.Creating Conduit for routed cables When the Create Conduit Only button is pressed. Threshold – the %Fill threshold. or left blank. the Create Conduit Only (Routed) screen (above) is displayed. The screen is grouped into 3 sections. To Off Route Length – the off-route length of the Conduit at the To end. namely:    Cable details – a read-only view of the cable. To Node – must be the same as Cable To Node. Conduit details – the space to enter mandatory Conduit information. and the cable's from/to off route length will be deemed to be linked to the Conduit too (where Conduit Reqd flag for the cable is not "OnRoute" and the cable is not off-route). From Off Route Length – the off-route length of the Conduit at the From end.

The process is subject to the following conditions:  Cable cannot have achieved a route status of DRCA or greater  Cable Segregation must be allowable for the Segments upon which are currently routed through conduit  Segregation must not be locked for the segments upon which the cable is currently routed through conduit A list of fields and their associated drill-down and List of Values items is shown below: Field Drilldown Cable ID Segregation Cable Type Conduit Required Route Status Design Length From Device To Device Conduit ID Conduit Type Cable Schedule CMCF01/S N/A N/A N/A (Full description displayed) N/A N/A N/A Conduit Schedule CMNF50/S N/A Updated April 12 Rev 6. these are reset to match the true From/To Node of the Conduit route. it is possible to remove the cable-conduit link via the Remove Conduit button. filtered by a number of available fields. This simply removes the currently highlighted cable from ALL conduits it is currently routed along. the route is checked to determine if the Conduit From/To Node still applies. subject to the following rules:  at least one segment must be selected for use  a part-route may be selected.1 List of Values available? (Query mode only) Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No . Whilst editing of the cable or associated conduit is not available here.The Cable Route can be used in whole or in part as the basis for the Conduit route. but the segments must be contiguous  the whole route may be selected by using the "master checkbox" placed above the by-segment checkboxes Once the Process button has been selected.10. if not. for ALL vessels (where applicable). Querying Cables and Conduit The Query Cables and Conduit screen (CMNF53) allows for all cables linked to Conduit to be queried.

1 (Full description displayed) N/A N/A Yes No No .Conduit Status Conduit Length From/To End Updated April 12 Rev 6.10.

Conduit Status Batch Update (CMNF54) The Conduit Status Batch Update screen allows for multiple conduit records to be updated at a time. the button will change to De-Select All (providing the reverse functionality) afterwards. The Process button will take the appropriate action against all currently selected records. the Select All button will mark all available records for processing. The screen can be used to:  Approve Conduit  Unapprove Conduit  Mark Conduit Installed  Mark Conduit De-Installed  Lock Conduit  Unlock Conduit To use the screen. When pressed.10. The records available for that activity will then be available in the lower block. Updated April 12 Rev 6. it is first necessary to modify the Action Required list item to show the required operation.1 .

1 .10.Reports Conduit Schedule Report Parameter Form Layout: Example Report Updated April 12 Rev 6.

1 .10.Cables Run In Conduit Report Parameter Form Layout: Example Report: Updated April 12 Rev 6.

10.1 .Conduit Type Material Requirements Report Parameter Form Layout: Example Report: Updated April 12 Rev 6.

10.1 .Conduit Fill Calculations Report Parameter Form Layout: Example Report: Updated April 12 Rev 6.

the route of a routed cable By rewinding it partially and leaving it there for the time being By rewinding the route and taking a different route to complete it By deleting the route altogether By reversing the route so that it starts from the opposite end By deleting the route and completely re-routing the cable 3.e. This method importantly works segment by segment.10. e. it will ask for a decision from the user as to which node to go to next. prohibited & preferred nodes etc) offer more than one possible route. then the user is asked to choose the next destination node. So.THE CREATE / UPDATE CABLE ROUTE SCREEN SCREEN NAME SCREEN NUMBER ROUTE A CABLE CMRF01S What is the Routing screen and how do I use it? The Routing screen can be found by following this path: Project name > Cable Routes > Create / Update cable route The screen can be used to: 1. Amend a. c. Create routes either manually or semi-automatically a. Semi-automatic routing then continues to route the cable until the next decision is required. Where a decision has to made i. the route could go more than one way because the rules (segregation. in a situation where there are no branches to the nodal network the router will continue its route until the destination node is found. Manual routing is where CMPIC will be guided entirely by the user on which route from those possible the router should take. every time the router reaches a node point. View the routes of cables which have already been routed (although the same screen is invoked via the Cable Schedule as well) 2. b. d.1 . Therefore. hot codes. Updated April 12 Rev 6. b. Semi-automatic routing is where CMPIC will continue to route the cable until a decision is required.

at the near node of the To or the From Device). Click on the Links button. Use the symbol to bring back all cables and then select from these using the Query Criteria box on the top right of the screen to limit the cables you see to All. The group of cables you are looking to route using the % symbol 2.1 . Choose the starting node by clicking on the relevant box. This gives the option of starting the route from either end (i. Routed or Not Routed 3.10. If you decide to use semi-automatic routing just tick the box Within the selection of cables move up and down the records until the cable you want to route appears in the Cable ID field. The panel you see in the example above appears. The screen will then bring back the following information: Updated April 12 Rev 6. Decide whether you want to route the cable manually or semi-automatically.e. 4.How do I route a cable manually or semi-automatically? Use the task bar to retrieve either: 1.

When the destination node has been reached the message ‘Route Complete’ will appear. You can use the Rewind button at any time.10. At that time you can accept or reject the route. Move the cursor on to the line which shows the node you want to route to next. If you are using manual routing the route will rewind one segment at a time. the segments move into this section one by one. If you are in semi-automatic mode it will rewind back to the last decision point.1 . The possible routes from the node nominated as the start point are listed in this part of the screen The line that the cursor is on turns yellow. If you are routing manually. Click on the Accept button. Updated April 12 Rev 6.The node you chose to route from moves to the top half of the screen. If semi-automatic routing is used the router carries on routing until a decision point is reached.

1 . TIP: Don’t forget that if you want to use more than one Preferred node or segment. THEN THE APPROPRIATE FILL FIELD IS DISPLAYED IN RED. See section in Automatic Routing Help section for guidance on how to set rules. These Prohibited and Preferred nodes will now be taken into account when using the Routing screen. Number the priorities in the column provided. 4. and/or Whether a Full Flag has been set for a segment. then they must be listed in the order (Priority) that you want the router to use.10. and/or Whether Hot Codes set for an area and a given cable are incompatible How do I set Prohibited and Preferred Nodes? These are set using the Cable Schedule or by pressing on the Rules button in this screen. The segregation of the cable compared to that of the segment. TIP: IF THE CABLE’S ROUTE PASSES THROUGH A SEGMENT WHOSE WEIGHT OR VOLUME FILL EXCEED THE THRESHOLD. Save the changes and exit from the screen. Updated April 12 Rev 6. 2. 3. and/or Whether any Prohibited or Preferred nodes or segments have been set for the cable.How do I tailor the routing possibilities for a cable? The possible routes for a cable are governed by a number of rules: 1.

10.) 2. Click on Proceed button Updated April 12 Rev 6. Tick the cable records that you want to submit for routing Or. Set rules and preferences for the routing of a particular cable 3.6. Retrieve the cables available for routing using this icon These filter fields (identified by the % character) can be used to tailor the search for cables to be routed. Automatically route cables How do I route a cable automatically? Access the screen. View a cable’s details via the Cable Schedule before routing 2. 3.11 The screen can be used to: 1. 1.1 . select all and then untick those you do not want to route. Note the following points about the screen.THE AUTOROUTING SCREEN SCREEN NAME SCREEN NUMBER AUTO ROUTING CMRF09A.

10.To add rules or preferences to a cable’s route.1 . highlight the cable record and then click on the Rules or Preferences button After setting the Rules SAVE and EXIT The Rules button takes you to the Rules screen where you can add one or more rules. Updated April 12 Rev 6.

Tick the boxes of the cables you want to submit for routing 2.After setting the Rules SAVE and EXIT The Preferences button takes you to the Preferences screen where you can set routing preferences for this cable.10. 1. Click on Submit Selections Updated April 12 Rev 6.1 .

If your router has been set up to run as a daemon process then clicking here will refresh the cable list Updated April 12 Rev 6.10. This will take you to the requests screen which reflects the status of the cables in the process. When it has completed you will be asked to press a key to continue.Depending on how your Autorouter has been implemented you may see a screen like the above. This shows the progress of the routing.1 . Where the routing has completed successfully you can click on this icon to see the route.

1 .You can review the route and decide whether to accept or reject it. ROUTING WILL NOT BE ALLOWED. NOTE: IF CABLE TYPE AND SEGREGATION HAVE NOT BEEN FILLED IN ON THE CABLE SCHEDULE.10. Updated April 12 Rev 6.

10.1 . This takes you to the Submit tab. Highlight the cable record of the cable that you wish to prohibit a node for. It does of course take into account segregations and any other restrictions which exist such as full flags. Select and then proceed with the cable(s) you want to route. two of the rules you can use are REQUIRED and PROHIBITED nodes or segments. Using the Autorouter with restrictions To guide the Autorouter or to limit the available routes. The Autorouter will then look for the next shortest route not using the prohibited node or segment. Using a Prohibited Node. Go to the Autoroute Cable screen Retrieve the cables you scheduled. required nodes or segments. When using a required node or nodes. Updated April 12 Rev 6. hot codes etc. A prohibited node or segment effectively locks that node out from the routing possibilities. prohibited nodes or segments.AUTO ROUTING CABLES IN CMPIC USING RULES Autorouter rules and how to use them The Autorouter in CMPIC always finds the shortest route between two given nodes. the Autorouter will find a route which includes the required node(s) in the order in which you list them even though this may not be the shortest route.

Save the record. Select the cable(s) to submit for Autorouting by using the tick boxes or Select All. EXIT this screen. Choose Prohibited Node. Double click in the ID field and select the number of a node which you want to prohibit. Once approved. but in the Routing Rules Screen choose Required node from the pull down list. If the cable is routed using the rule and then the route is accepted. This takes you back to the Submit tab.1 . the rule cannot be deleted and is retrievable from the cable schedule screen so that the background to the route can be seen. When your cable(s) have been routed this will be shown with a icon to the right.Then click on the Rules button which brings up this screen. Using 1 Required Node. then the rule stays with the cable unless you delete the route and the rule. Click on the down arrow in the Select Rule field. Click on this icon by the side of one of the cables routed and you will be taken to the Accept / Reject Route screen. Follow the same instructions as for a Prohibited Node. Hint: when you associate a rule with a cable that rule stays with the cable until you delete it. Updated April 12 Rev 6.10. Using the Refresh Status button in the Requests tab you can see routing progress at various stages. Click on the Submit Selections box.

You will see that even though the route used is not the shortest it is found because of the required nodes.1 .Select a node that you want the cable to go through. but in the Routing Rules Screen enter a second line by choosing Required node again from the pull down list. Enter 2 in the Priority box Save the record. Go back to the Submit screen and route the cable If you now trace the route on the nodal network. Using 2 or more Required Nodes. EXIT the screen. Save the record. Follow the same instructions as for 1 Required Node.10. Enter 1 in the Priority box (even when there is only 1 required node you have to do this). Follow same process as for other Autoroute requests. Updated April 12 Rev 6. This takes you back to the Submit screen. Hint: If you use more than 1 required node. you need to decide in which order (priority) the autorouter should route the cable through these nodes.

a route will therefore not be found. Because a cable is not allowed to pass through the same node more than once. then the % fill of the segment is increased to take into account the existence of the cable even though it may not have been routed yet. When you apply a required segment rule and its prescribed direction. Therefore when you specify a segment as Required you must also specify in which direction the cable will approach the segment. In the nodal network screenshot above you will see that for this segment. When the Autorouter looks for a route.10. A01A-N18 is the FROM NODE and A01A-N19 the TO NODE. the cable would have to pass through a node which has already been used.1 . the route for the cable may not necessarily meet other routing rules in CMPIC. A01A-N18 FROM NODE FROM DIRECTION TO DIRECTION A01A-N19 TO NODE The reason for this is that depending on the direction taken through the segment. Updated April 12 Rev 6. This might mean that to get to the To device using the rule. CMPIC will look at all possible routes to enable the cable to approach the required segment from the correct end.AUTO ROUTING CABLES USING SEGMENT RULES Autorouting using Required Segments Some important background information: The definition of a Required Segment (s) is that it or they must be used as part of the cable’s route. Once a segment is defined as Required for a cable. it takes into account the direction the cable will run. The other thing about Required Segments is that the direction of the route through the segment is of paramount importance.

Even if there is only one required node or segment. In the Rule field choose Required segment from the pull down list. route the cable. go to the Autorouting screen. this Priority must be set to 1) SAVE. Click on the RULES button. retrieve your cable(s) for rouitng and click on the Proceed button. (You see that each segment has both FROM and TO options). (Priority refers to the order in which required nodes and segments should be used by the Autorouter. Hint: The way in which the nodes are listed in the pull down list also shows the direction. Enter 1 in the Priority box. Updated April 12 Rev 6.To apply a Required Segment rule. Double click on the ID field and select the direction FROM.10.1 .

If cables (other than those for which the segment is Named) have already been routed down this segment. The other thing about Named Segments is that like Required Segments. HINT: You can also delete and add rules via the Cable Schedule screen. Once a segment is defined as Named for a cable.Autorouting using Named Segments Some important background information: The definition of Named Segments is that they are only used by those cables which have them defined as part of their routes. Once you name a segment for a cable. These segments are in effect therefore ‘reserved’ for the cable(s) which have them named. Also. If a segment has already been defined as Required for a cable. it effectively locks out all other cables from using this segment. Find the cable you want to edit and click on the RULES button. You can now delete or change the rule. more than one cable can define a segment as Named for its route. Select a cable for routing and click on the RULES box.10. When you route the cable you will see that the route incorporates this named segment even though this is not the shortest route. other than those which also have it named.1 . the direction of the route through the segment is of paramount importance. Importantly also. then logically it cannot then be Named for other cables. Use the pull down menu to select Named Segment and then select the segment to be Named. Updated April 12 Rev 6. then logically it cannot be Named for ‘new’ cables. then the % fill of the segment is increased to take into account the existence of the cable even though it may not have been routed yet.

Within a required zone you can however have required nodes to influence the direction which the route will take within the zone. then all nodes which fall within the areas making up that zone are by default prohibited to that cable. > If you REQUIRE a zone for a given cable. these can be grouped together to create Zones. AREA 1 AREA 2 AREA 4 AREA 3 AREA 5 You can the specify that a Zone is Required or Prohibited for given cables. As a short explanation: > If you PROHIBIT a zone for a given cable. An area can exist in more than one zone.Autorouting using Zones You can define Zones within the plant or vessel which comprise smaller Areas.1 . Updated April 12 Rev 6. then all the nodes on that cable’s route (including the cable’s to and from nodes) must fall within the required zone. Once the Areas have been created.10. Otherwise no route will be found.

Press Link Compartments Updated April 12 Rev 6. Give the Zone an ID & description 2.1 . Press on Link Compartments 1.10. Select compartments/areas which belong to zone 2.To create Zones go to : Library Data > General Data > More > Zone Definition 1.

Nominate which cables should follow the rule Or. 1.10.1 . Choose whether Zone is Required or Prohibited 2. Updated April 12 Rev 6. Once the zones have been created these can be used as Required or Prohibited by creating a rule.You can now create as many zones as you require following the same process. you can specify the rule at the time of routing as you did with the other types of rule. The rule can be created by using the Rules tab in the Zone Definition screen.

HOWEVER. However. The same is true of the other rules. 2. USE THIS FUNCTIONALITY WITH CAUTION.AUTO ROUTING CABLES IN CMPIC USING PREFERENCES In CMPIC you have a great amount of flexibility in deciding how you want the routing rules to be applied to cables. you might feel that for a certain cable that it must have the shortest route even if that means using locked segments. RULES ARE THERE FOR A REASON – TO ENSURE THAT THE INTEGRITY OF THE CABLING IS PROTECTED. Example: in CMPIC you can manually lock segments when you believe that they are full enough. By ticking the Ignore Locked Segments option.1 . In the Rules screen which you have been using there is a second tab – Autorouter Preferences. The options highlighted in the blue box in the image above are those which can be ignored by ticking them. the Autorouter will not take these into account. Nominate which cables should follow the rule This screen allows you to decide whether certain rules should be ignored. Updated April 12 Rev 6. IGNORING RULES ONCE YOU HAVE SET THEM IS A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS THING TO DO.10.

However.In terms of the other preferences their meaning is as follows: Produces warning only if % fill exceeded Autorouter Fill & Lock Thresholds – Default setting for PROJECT In Project Defaults there is a % Fill threshold (normally about 80%). Firstly.10. then this is where Autorouter Fill Threshold can be used.g. When you route cables. In Project Defaults Routing Tab (see above) there are Threshold settings for Fill and Lock. Cables will continue to be routed until a cable. this threshold does not prevent you from using full segments of the network – it simply warns you. The value which is entered as a Lock Threshold (e. you need to decide whether you wish to set Autorouter thresholds for the PROJECT (rather than at an individual cable level which is covered below). Updated April 12 Rev 6.1 .g. it checks whether cables being routed will exceed this threshold. in which case that segment will then be ignored by the Autorouter. This means that in future that the locked segment(s) will not be taken into account by the Autorouter. 80= 80%) sets the % fill. This means that when the Autorouter is run. 80 = 80%) sets the maximum limit for fill for all segments on the nodal network. If you do wish to use a rule which will prevent cables from using segments which are full. which when reached. will trigger the segment(s) affected to be locked automatically. if added to a segment. would exceed the threshold. it could be that a smaller diameter cable might be allowed because the % fill would still be lower than the 80% threshold. warnings are shown to the user as further cables are routed. Of course. What this means is: The value which is entered as a Fill Threshold (e. if this threshold is reached.

once reached. Example: if you set the Fill threshold to 90. You can also enter a value (%) in this field. The user can then save these if required and subsequently use them if possible. will prevent other cables from being routed down that segment. Of course. This Autorouter preference can be used as follows: If you enter a 0 in the field. At this point the segment will not be used for that cable.1 . CMPIC will continue to route cables down that segment until it comes to route a cable which would take the fill above 90% (Even though the Autorouter % Fill for the project might be lower than this).The Default Thresholds outlined above are applied to the PROJECT. Allow Partial Routes If you tick this box it means that if the Autorouter cannot find a full route that it will store any partial routes it finds which are between two required nodes. it could be that a smaller diameter cable might be allowed because the % fill would still be lower than the 80% threshold. Updated April 12 Rev 6. The value sets the % fill which. When Autorouting an individual CABLE. If you enter a –1 in the field.10. it means that the % Fill thresholds for individual segments will be the threshold taken into account. it means that you don’t want to use this function. you can override the PROJECT Default Thresholds by using these Autorouter Preferences.

Effects: If you enter 0 in the box. then this will appear in the Fill Threshold? box.AUTO ROUTING CABLES IN CMPIC USING PREFERENCES . Segment level threshold. Overriding the Autorouter Fill threshold When Autorouting an individual CABLE you have the opportunity to override the PROJECT Autorouter Default Threshold by using the Autorouter Preferences. Effect: When the % threshold is reached. You can also enter a % in the box which will override the Fill Threshold % set for the project. the user is warned only THE FOLLOWING APPROACHES ONLY WORK WHEN USING THE AUTOROUTER.OVERVIEW Network Fill threshold (for the Project) Action: Setting the Fill threshold for the network in Project Defaults (Network tab). So. Setting a % fill threshold for any individual segment on the network overrides the Fill Threshold for the project as set in Project Defaults (Network tab). THEY ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO MANUAL OR SEMI AUTOMATIC ROUTING Autorouter Fill Threshold (for the Project) The Autorouter Fill Threshold is set in the Project Defaults (Routing tab). then these segments will not be used by the Autorouter.1 . Overriding the segment level threshold Use Autorouter Rules – preferences. If the cable would take the fill of the segment over the fill threshold for any segments. This Default Threshold applies to the PROJECT and all cables automatically routed on this project will obey this rule. Updated April 12 Rev 6. Effect: If you enter –1 in the box. When you enter the Preferences tab in the Rules screen. then the fill will not be calculated so the cable will be routed via its shortest route no matter what the fill is. CMPIC will find the next shortest route not using these segments (if one exists). if the Autorouter Fill Threshold set for the project is 40%. Effect: CMPIC will just warn you when you the volume fill of the SEGMENT is reached. Routing will not be affected.10. Effect: You will now not be able to accept any cable routes which would take the % fill above this threshold. the Fill Threshold? Box is already filled in with the Autorouter Fill Threshold set for the project. CMPIC will use segment level threshold whilst routing this cable.

Create parts of routes if the full route is as yet unknown or incomplete 2. or any existing pre-routed segments.1 . as yet. unknown or undecided. It provides functionality allowing segments to be added to the cable route regardless of whether they connect with the start/end nodes.THE PARTIAL ROUTING SCREEN SCREEN NAME SCREEN NUMBER Partial routing CMRF07 What is the Partial Routing screen & what does it do? The Partial Routing screen (CMRF07) was introduced to allow for creation of partial cable routes where the entire route was. segments can be added individually or by using the Auto-Router. In addition. Delete parts of routes and replace them with alternative routes without rewinding or deleting the whole route Cable/Vessel Detail Route Activity Network Updated April 12 Rev 6. The screen can be used to: 1.10.

 Activity Various controls provided for the creation/manipulation of the cable route. the number blocks are not visible. with drill-down available to the Cable & Device Schedules by double-clicking on the Cable ID & From/To Device ID fields. Updated April 12 Rev 6. the applicability for the route must be defined. This then highlights all the numbered buttons to mean that it is a class route. Where the project is for a single vessel or build. and it is not necessary to "save" changes before seeing any impact on cable attributes (route status. respectively. it is shown here. etc employed. Retrieve a suitable cable for routing in the Cable ID field 2.1 . the From/To Nodes. and other per-vessel/build information are shown here. based on pre-existing CMPIC rules. How do I use the Partial Routing screen? NB. restrictions. Click on the applicability buttons to identify which builds this route applies to. that the route you are creating applies to all builds. See Section 3. design length). The default is Class i. Now click in the bottom (Network) block and enter a query to bring back the appropriate segments. or blocks:  Cable/Vessel Detail Information about the cable is provided. If you are using the Configuration Managed version of CMPIC. A checkbox allows for identification of the node before/after which the next segment (or set of segments) may be stored. Once defined.  Network This block provides access to the nodal network information. with the same checks on statuses. the From/To Node may be defined.  Route Where there is an existing cable route. on/off-route lengths. including selection via a List Of Values. Creating a partial route manually (where no segments of the route exist at present) The process involved in manually creating a route is very similar to that you would use in the Route A Cable screen (CMRF01). the following steps should be followed: 1. these are stored in "real time". Where a cable has yet to be routed. As you make changes to the route. In addition. The All Nodes button can be used to query back all segments in the network (this also resets the query criteria for the block). In that case you should click the button on the far left.10.e. 3. By double-clicking on the To Node field in the Route block.The screen is split into a number of separate sections. segments that are connected to the node are queried back automatically.

the status of the cable will be DRCNA. 4. Using these statuses. 3. The segment is added to the route.10. Repeat this exercise until the network is complete. 5. and the status/design length of the cable updated. if any  After Flagged Segment – the segment is inserted AFTER the segment which has had the checkbox activated in the Route block (if no segment is "flagged" in the Route block.Double clicking here will filter the list of nodes in the bottom section to those connected to this node Query back appropriate (or all) segments. users can see which cable routes are complete or partial. Double clicking in the To Node field at the beginning of the break will display the connected nodes.  Before First Segment – the segment is inserted before any existing segments in the route. the segment box is automatically checked so that the next segment is added to follow on from it. Checking this box means that the next segment chosen will be inserted after this segment Checking this box moves that segment into the middle section to make it part of the route Checking the box to the right of the segment you want to add to the route moves it to the (middle) Route block. The segment is added to the route. as appropriate. the insert cannot occur. Once the cable route is complete. you can double click in the To Node field to see only connected nodes in the bottom section. Using the Find Breaks button will show you where there are breaks in the network. Updated April 12 Rev 6. Once you have identified the breaks you can repeat the exercise explained above to fill in the breaks. Retrieve the cable for routing in the Cable ID field 2. Using the Insert Location flag you can choose where each segment should be inserted in the route. Choose the relevant segment by checking the box to the right of it. 7. the status of the cable will be DRCNA. Once the cable route is complete. 4. Once you have identified the breaks double clicking in the To Node field at the beginning of the break will display the connected nodes. Repeat this exercise until the network is complete. Use the Find Breaks button to show you where there are breaks in the network. and the status/design length of the cable updated. if multiple segments are "flagged".1 . only the first segment found is used). as appropriate. If you use this function. if any  After Last Segment – the segment is added to the end of any existing segments in the route. Creating a partial route manually (where some segments of the route already exist) Completing a route 1. 6.  Once you have a segment in the (middle) Route section.

and the status/design length of the cable updated to reflect this. and the status/design length of the cable updated. Once the cable route is complete. Using these statuses. users can see which cable routes are complete or partial. The segments of the route will be displayed in the (middle) Route section 3. Choose the relevant segment by checking the box to the right of it. Retrieve the cable for routing in the Cable ID field 2. Add segments as required Updated April 12 Rev 6. attempting to find a route which joins the two nodes. delete the segments on the part of the route you wish to change. Repeat this exercise until the network is complete.1 . The Autorouter finds the shortest route and enters the segments in the Route section of the screen. 4. Pressing the Auto Route button activates the auto-router. Double click in the To Node field at the beginning of the break you have just created which will display the connected nodes. users can see which cable routes are complete or partial.10. Using these statuses. 7.5. Replacing part of a route with an alternative section You may wish to use this function if part of a route needs to be amended but you don’t want to delete the route and have to start again from scratch. based on the value of the Insert Location item (as described above). as appropriate. Using the scissors icon on the toolbar. The auto-router will operate normally. and providing a suitable route has been found. and along which the cable can be laid. this does not have to be connected to the current route (if any exists). Automatic Route Creation Within the partial routing screen you can use the stand-alone auto-router to route a cable through a section of the network. the route is added to the Route block. the status of the cable will be DRCNA. 1. this relies on the Start At and End At fields having been initially populated (both these fields have Lists Of Values). The segment is added to the route. Once complete. 5. 6. Fill in the nodes you want the Autorouter to route between.

this is inserted into the Route block. but navigates to the break in the Route block Use the Find Breaks function to see any breaks. there are 3 options:  Auto-Route – populates the Start At & End At fields with the appropriate information & navigates to the Auto Route button (the user must press the button to run the auto-router). You can fill in the missing segments using the Autorouter or manually Rewinding/Deleting Routes Removing segments from an existing route can be performed in one of two ways:  Rewind – by pressing the Rewind button in the Activity block. effectively "rewinding" the route  Delete – any segment in the route can be removed via the "delete record" (scissors) functionality. providing it is the currently active record in the block Reversing The Route There are two methods available to reverse the route stored against a cable:  Reverse All – completely reverses the route stored  Reverse Set – reverses a subset of segments. pressing the Find Breaks button will instead track these.1 . once a break is found.10. the last segment in the route is removed. filling in the broken route. If a route is located. allowing for cancellation of this action if selected in error) Updated April 12 Rev 6. the start and end segments must be identified using selected checkboxes in the Route block (an alert will provide feedback on the set to be reversed.Identifying Breaks In The Route Rather than rely on visual identification of breaks in the cable route.  Find Next – continues looking for breaks  Exit – exits search.

1 . 4.COPYING A ROUTE FROM ONE CABLE TO ANOTHER If you have a cable with a route which may be shared with other cable(s) then it is possible to copy that route to other cables. 2. Highlight the cable whose route you wish to copy from 5. Its route will be shown in this section Updated April 12 Rev 6. Go to Project > Cable Routes > Copy cable route Use the icon to retrieve the cables. 3. By ticking these individual boxes. highlight the destination cable. On doing so the cables without routes will appear in the section above.10. Once you have the cable (s) in the list to which you want to copy the route. the list will be reduced to match your criteria. 1. Tick this box.

10. If you wish to copy all the segments of the route. click on this Select All box. All the segments will be included. The route is displayed here.Click on the Copy Route box. Updated April 12 Rev 6.1 . The route will be copied and you will see the Route Completed message.

However.You can also copy just a portion of the route.10. when doing so must start with the first segment of the route and the subsequent segments must be sequential and connected.1 . Updated April 12 Rev 6.

Once the records have been created for the terminals you can identify them (free text)…. Defining the number of terminals in the device and saving the record lists the terminal is the box below. it means that CMPIC will not force you to fully define terminal information for cables at the device. Updated April 12 Rev 6. Several of the system default options refer to Verification. to which the cable’s cores can be connected.1 …. You now have a device with terminals defined.TERMINATING CABLES IN CMPIC Why are the project defaults for Terminations important? If you go to the Project Defaults screen and click on the Terminations tab you will see various options which you can customise to your own requirements.and then double click in the Terminal Type field to allocate the relevant one (assuming of course that these have been defined in library data . or by only partially completing.10. Using the full Terminations functions in CMPIC If you decide to use CMPIC to manage the terminations of your cables then you will be able to derive terminations reports and be able to use the system for signal allocation and tracing. However. Therefore you will be allowed to verify terminations for cables without completing. This can be done at any time before using the terminations facilities. More information is available in the Project Defaults section of the documentation. the option which will have the greatest bearing on how terminations are managed in CMPIC is that for RELAX TERMS VALIDATION. The first step you need to take is to define the Terminals for each Device in the Device Schedule. If this option is ticked. the terminations information.

Bring back the relevant cable and press the Create All Cores button Relax Terminations you can Double clicking Ifinyou the set From & To now offers press Complete Terminations fields a list of All. Device Schedule by clicking on the Data button for the device. CMPIC refers to the Cable Type data and populates the screen with the core definitions Updated April 12 Rev 6. 1. If theseyou have not yet one end to Fully Terminated if you been defined. you can access theComplete All at both ends.10.1 . This updates the status ofinthe the available terminals thecable to Part Terminated if complete device.You now need to access the Cable Terminations screen CMTF01 and create the cores for the cables you wish to terminate.

10.Complete the terminal details for the To device Double clicking in the Signal ID field will provide a list of signals available (assuming these have been defined in library data). Updated April 12 Rev 6.1 .

10. This will then allow you to print a termination chart (although of course this will not contain the detailed data entered in the Full Terminations mode). Updated April 12 Rev 6.Using the relaxed Terminations functions in CMPIC If this default has been set then you will be able to use the Complete All buttons which will increase the status of the terminations of the cable.1 .

e. 2. approve and release routes and terminations – Single Cable Approval and Batch cable Approval. The use of both screens is covered in this section. those with status of DRCNA Use the criteria to limit the records retrieved . 5.THE CABLE APPROVAL SCREENS SCREEN NAME SCREEN NUMBER Single Cable Approval CMAF01S Batch Cable Approval CMAF04S There are 2 screens which can be used to verify. 3.10. Approve and unapprove cables’ routes Approve and unapprove cables’ terminations Release and unrelease cables’ routes Release and unrelease cables’ terminations Verify and unverify both ends of the cable Set cables to cancelled or uncancel them Stop and restart work on a cable Tick whether you are approving routes or terminations How do I use the screen? Retrieve records in the normal way Scrolling through the records will show the details for each cable Updated April 12 Rev 6. 6.1 You will only be allowed to Approve cables whose routes are complete i. 7. 4. What is the Single Cable Approval screen and how do I use it? The screen can be used to: 1.

1 . ONCE A CABLE’S ROUTE or TERMINATIONS HAVE BEEN APPROVED ITS DETAILS CANNOT BE CHANGED. This will change the status of the cable to DRCA (Design Route Complete and Approved) or DTCA (Design Terminations Complete and Approved) and will change the traffic light symbol which appears with the cable’s details to RED.10. You can Verify one or other end of the cable in the Cable Schedule but you cannot Unverify – that has to be done in the Cable Approval screen. What does Verify mean and how can I use it? Verification allows you to have a step within your process which ensures that the designer has verified each end of the cable before approval.How do I approve a cable’s route / terminations? To approve the route or terminations of a cable you simply click on the Approve button. If you tick the box for ‘Auto Verify Route on Approval’ then the cable will be verified at both ends at the same time it is approved. (DEPENDING ON PROJECT DEFAULT SETTINGS) APPROVING A ROUTE CAN ALSO HAVE THE EFFECT OF LOCKING THE SEGMENTS OF THE NODAL NETWORK ALONG WHICH THE APPROVED CABLE RUNS. Verification is another step in the approval process and you can choose to use it or not. Verifying cables can either be done in the Cable Approval screen or in the Cable Schedule. These changes are applied once and will appear wherever you see the cable’s details. that he has checked the on and off route lengths at each end and that the near node information is correct. for example. Updated April 12 Rev 6. You can shortcut the Verification process by using the Routing Options in the Project Configuration (Project Defaults) screen. This could mean.

anyone with access to CMPIC to print pull sheets will be able to see those released cables and print pull sheets for them. THIS IS DONE AUTOMATICALLY AS PART OF THE WORK PACKAGE RELEASE PROCESS. What are the implications of Unverifying. then when a user sets a cable to the Stop Work. Be aware though that once cables have been RELEASED (when not using Work Packages). The effect of Unreleasing is to remove the cable from the list of those cables available to have pull sheets printed.which can be ticked to enable Unreleasing of cable routes. the cable is not visible for pull sheet printing. You can miss this step by using the Routing Options in the Project Configuration (Project Defaults) screen. there is an option which you can tick – Stop Work History Required. What are the implications of Stopping work on a cable? Stopping work on a cable locks the cable to any further work until the Start Work authority is given. UNRELEASE > UNAPPROVE > UNVERIFY There is a default in Project Configuration (Project Defaults) . no reason needs to be given. Unapproving and Unreleasing? The process that you go through in the various approval stages is: VERIFY > APPROVE > RELEASE And you have to go through the reverse of this to Unrelease. Otherwise. Until the cable route has been released. if this option is not ticked.1 . In Project Configuration (Project Defaults) in the GENERAL tab.‘Route Unrelease’ . Stop Work changes all traffic light icons for the cable to red and warns users that the cable is stopped if they try to amend its details. IF YOU ARE USING WORK PACKAGES THEN YOU DO NOT NEED TO RELEASE CABLES AT THIS STAGE. then he is forced to enter a reason for the stop work.10. If you tick this option.What does Release mean and how can I use it? Release means that within your process you can have a step which ensures that someone has checked all details of the cable before it is released to production to have Pull Sheets printed for installation. Unapprove and Unverify. Updated April 12 Rev 6. By ticking the box ‘Auto Route Release’ this will release cables automatically on approval of the route.

What are the implications of Cancelling a cable? Cancelling a cable means that the cable is to be no longer used or amended but still retains its presence in the database.1 . After this stage. Cancelling a cable can be carried out on cables with a status not higher that DRCA (Design Route Completed and Approved). to cancel a cable you need to use the Change Control functions. Via the Cable Schedule you can see its route. You can use these defaults to customise exactly how you want to use the approval options Updated April 12 Rev 6.10. its associated devices and drill down on all relevant fields.

click on the Process button which updates the status of the chosen cables to DRCA (Design Route Complete and Approved). This list helps you to pre-select cables based on their status. or use the Select All button which ticks all the boxes for you. Once you have the list of cables you wish to approve.10. You then either use the tick boxes to the right of the records to select the cables for approval. or you can use the Action pull down list. if you want to Approve the Route of cables.1 . choosing Approve Route in the list and then using the traffic light icon will bring back only routed cables at DRCNA (Design Route Complete Not Approved) status. So for example. You can use the same screen to: - approve routes or terminations unapprove routes or terminations verify routes or terminations unverify routes or terminations release routes or terminations unrelease routes or terminations Updated April 12 Rev 6. Once you have accessed the screen you can retrieve all cables by using the traffic light icon.What is the Batch Cable Approval screen and how do I use it? The Batch Cable Approval screen enables you to carry out various actions on more than one cable at the same time.

Stopping Work is a temporary action which freezes the cable against further work until the stop work flag is lifted. If you now go to the cable schedule for a cable which you have stopped work on. you will observe the following: For single build screens the Stop Work flag shows Y just below where the cable statuses are shown. Since under Configuration Management work can be stopped on all or individual builds. The Action can be set to Set Stop Work or Unset Stop Work. If the Stop Work history required project default has been set (and it has for this training project). then a panel appears when you save the record to ask for a reason for the Stop Work.1 . This is then an audited remark which can be retrieved as part of the Stop Work process.10. Setting Stop Work flags To set Stop Work Flags go to: Cable and Device Admin > Batch Cable Stop work You retrieve the cables you wish to stop work on using normal search routine. For multi build screens the Stop Work flag is shown in a column to the right of the MIN.STOPPING WORK ON AND CANCELLING CABLES IN CMPIC Additional functions which you can carry out on cables include Stopping Work and Cancelling cables. Cables to be affected are chosen by ticking the box to the right of the record or by using the Select All button and de-selecting those not affected. MAX and CAN columns. It is also possible retrieve cables by ECR (engineering change request) if this has been set up. Updated April 12 Rev 6. there is a field for each build and its Stop Work status.

The change will apply to all vessels / builds that the cable is associated with unless applicability is specified in which case only cables on the vessel(s) affected by the change will be available. and acknowledgement from Installation. not using Configuration Management. Action Applicability Severity  Applicability . For projects operating in “Single Vessel/Build mode”. all cables linked to the request will simultaneously be processed. which are the majority of cases. However. Updated April 12 Rev 6. it is now possible to create a ‘batch’ request linking multiple cables on multiple builds (see section on Configuration Management for the meaning of multiple builds) to a single request. How do I create a Batch Change Control Request? Defining the details of the Request First define the details of the request by filling in the top section of the screen CMVF04.e.6. Once a request has received authorisation from Design. these boxes will not be visible. NB.this is optional and will affect which cables can be linked to the Change Request.14 The original method of creating a change control request per cable per build is still available.1 .10. i.THE BATCH CHANGE CONTROL SCREEN SCREEN NAME SCREEN NUMBER BATCH CHANGE CONTROL CMVF04.

if the change is associated with a Drawing Alteration Notice or Engineering Change Request. On saving the request will be allocated a unique Change Control Request number and the ‘Created By’ and date details will automatically be populated with the logged-in user and current date. Action .  Route & Termination – cable must have achieved PSP and TSP. the cutting sheet has not been issued and an actual or “pseudo” drum has been defined. and may not be cancelled/stop work. if the project has been defined as multi-vessel.enter the implications of applying the changes required. NB: For each of these rules. Termination or both status codes. then on selecting the cable this warning will be displayed: NOTE: These warnings are notice of what will happen if the change request is accepted/acknowledged.  Reason – type in the reason the change is required.  Severity . not approved). This facility prohibits the linking of “immature” cables to the request unless they have been cut/re-cut. The cable(s) linked to the change request will not be altered in any way until that point.  Termination only – cable must have achieved TSP. instead you just have to select from the list whether to reduce the Route. There is an additional “Cancel Cable” action in the list. Cables that have reached PSP can only be reduced to DRCNA (route complete. Medium or Low). the cable must be for a vessel covered by the change control applicability definition.highlight how much the change will affect production by selecting a level of severity from the list (High.  Implication . not approved). enter or select the ID. a valid drum has been defined. but have no functional impact. but not cut.you cannot define the status you want to reduce the cable to. Updated April 12 Rev 6. then on selecting the cable this warning will be displayed: Or if a cutting sheet has been issued. and may not be cancelled/stop work. allowing cables to be linked which are to be cancelled. and may not be cancelled/stop work. High-level changes will be highlighted in red on the Authorisation/Acknowledgment screens.  DAN ID . whilst cables that have reached TSP can only be reduced to the equivalent status of DFTFFTT (terminations complete. Linking the cables which are to be subject to the Change Request The linking of cables to a change control request is managed by the following rules:  Route only – cable must have achieved PSP. and may not be cancelled already (although stop work is allowable) If the cable has been cut.10. or have cut/re-cut information stored.1 .  Cancel – cable must have achieved PSP or TSP.

Updated April 12 Rev 6. are displayed. all cables with a suitable status. Once cables have been found.How to link Cables individually Press on the ‘Link Cable’ button enables you to select individual cables to link to the change request. area. How to Link Multiple Cables Pressing the ‘Select Cables’ button presents a new window. By specifying a system. Pressing ‘Accept’ will link the selected cables to the request and return to the main request window. Removal is done by highlighting the cable record and then by using the scissors icon to delete the record. The section below only relevant to multiple vessel / build projects. If you leave the applicability blank then all vessels the cable is applicable to and which are at a high enough status for the change to be allowed and which match the applicability of the request will be linked to the request.10. For Single Vessel projects. this value is not shown.1 . The vessel / build is optional but if the request is only applicable to one vessel then that vessel number will appear (as in the example below). allowing selection of multiple cables based on a range of filter conditions. they can be selected individually by clicking in the ‘Select’ column. or pressing ‘Select All’ will select all the cables shown. Linking/removing cables to/from a request can be done at any time following creation. up until such time that the request is locked from further changes. and matching the filter conditions. device or cable type and pressing ‘Find Cables’.

10. The list can be filtered by selecting ‘Query Criteria’ values. and it will now appear in the list of “requests under review”. Double-clicking on the Request will show the selected request in the ‘Batch Change Control’ screen CMVF04.1 . e. Updated April 12 Rev 6.g. Double-clicking on the Cable ID will show the individual cable on vessel details in the ‘Create Request’ screen CMVF02.How to complete the request When the user creating the request is fully satisfied that all the required cables have been linked they can press the padlock button (immediately to the right of the revision field in CMVF04). An alert will prompt for user confirmation. No further changes can be made to the request. Viewing Change Control Requests Screen CMVF03 shows lists of cables that have been linked to change control requests at all stages. Double-clicking on the ‘DANs ID’ if populated will show the ‘Drawing Alteration Notice’ screen CMYF17. only show cables on requests currently under review. and on acceptance the request will be marked as complete (the padlock button will now show a locked padlock).

CMVF01 queries back individual cables and displays (in reverse order) the history of all the change requests ever created for this cable on a specific vessel or build. no cutting sheet and actual or pseudo drum defined OR cutting sheet has been issued. where applicable. but the verified flags will remain set to “Yes”. Although the same screen is used for both. once the change control request has been completed). if it is linked to a stage or work package and there is no cut information or cutting sheet issued then the cable will be removed from the stage or work package. The request can then be accepted/rejected using the appropriate buttons. The latest cut details and drum used will be set to ‘CANCELLED’ if there is cut information. you will be able to update the request. How do I create an Individual Cable Request rather than a batch request? Using the single cable Change Control screen The original Change Control screens for single cable vessel/build requests are still available. parameters are passed from the menu which determine whether the screen is for Design or Installation and changes the screen title to show which is on view. There is a section to enter ‘Comments’ prior to accept/reject.e. it has not been locked from further update.1 . for all the vessels defined will have their route/term status reduced or be cancelled depending on the ‘Action’ chosen and providing they have reached the statuses required. real drum defined and cut date is blank. When reducing status the cable route/term released flags will be set to “No”. all linked cables. Only when both Design and Installation have accepted the request will it be processed. Double-clicking on the Request will move to CMVF02 for a detailed view of the request. Updated April 12 Rev 6.How to authorise requests Screen CMVF05 allows Design and Installation to accept or reject outstanding change control requests. Even if the request was created using ‘Batch Change Control’ it is still possible to view the cable details individually. Note if the request is still ‘open’.10. only requests awaiting Design authorisation are shown. comments entered by Design will be visible to Installation and vice versa (all comments are visible in read-only form within CMVF04 Batch Change Control. The screen will only be available on the menu to specific user roles (how this is set up is shown to the customer when setting up the system). and if Installation. If called for Design. For multiple vessel / build projects. When cancelling a cable. only requests currently awaiting Installation acknowledgement are shown. i.

1 . The Request can then be defined as described for the Batch process.e.How to Create an Individual Request To create a single Change Control Request press the ‘Create Request’ button within CMVF01. Updated April 12 Rev 6. Requests created individually in this way will be authorised in exactly the same way as Batch Requests via CMVF05.10. which will be shown complete with a new Change Request number and the action pre-populated. Providing the cable on that vessel or build (if defined) has reached a suitable status. reduce route status. having queried back the appropriate cable first. term status or both or cancel cable. you will first be prompted to select an ‘Action’ for the request i. Pressing ‘Continue’ moves to the Create Request screen CMVF02.

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5.10. Released Released 1. re-allocate to an alternate Follow Work Package creation and release process Produce Cutting Sheet. 3. 5. re-allocate to an alternate Produce a Running Sheet/Pull Sheet Revert cable status using Change Control process Make Changes to cable If changes mean cable no longer fits Work Package criteria. 1. PSP PROCEDURE TO FOLLOW TO MAKE CHANGE 2. re-allocate to an alternate Follow Work Package creation and release process Revert cable status using Change Control process Make changes to cable If changes mean cable no longer fits Work Package criteria. IFP Released 1. IPPF.1 Remove cable from Work Package Un-approve cable Make necessary changes to cable Re-approve cable Allocate to appropriate Work Package Un-release cable (this also removes the cable from the Work Package) Un-approve cable Make necessary changes to cable Re-approve cable Re-allocate cable to a Work Package Revert cable status using Change Control process Make changes to cable If changes mean cable no longer fits Work Package criteria. and follow installation process . 5. 4. Updated April 12 Rev 6. 3.MAKING CHANGES TO CABLES WHICH HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED TO WORK PACKAGES (STAGES) CABLE STATUS DRCA. 4. IPPM. 2. IPPT. 3. 5. 2. 4. 1. Not Released WORK PACKAGE STATUS Not Released DRCA. 4. CUTTING SHEET PRODUCED Released 1. 3. 3. 2. Released 2.

Note: To generate a Pull Sheet in CMPIC the cable must have been fully routed and approved (status of DRCA).GENERATING PULL SHEETS IN CMPIC Generating a Pull Sheet in CMPIC has a significant impact on the process of managing the cables. The cable route must also have been verified and released. Once this has been done. Depending on how the Project Defaults have been set the actions of Verifying and Releasing the cable may have been set to happen automatically on Approval of the cable. See tick boxes on screen shot below.1 . (Making these changes is covered in the Change Control section). Must be ticked to skip the Verification Process Must be ticked to skip the Release Process Updated April 12 Rev 6.10. no change can be made to a cable’s route without first going through the Change Control process in CMPIC.

Then press Find Cable button 3.To print a Pull Sheet. If required choose the selection criteria for the cables you want to retrieve. In single build projects.10.1 4. the BUILD option will not be shown. You can select by any or all of the fields shown. Otherwise tick the boxes of the cables you want to release for production . Go to Cable & Device Admin > Reports > Batch Pull Sheet 1.If you want all these cables to be on the Pull Sheet press Select All Updated April 12 Rev 6. For Multi Build projects the Build must be chosen. 2.

Updated April 12 Rev 6.10.Having made your selection of which cables are to go on the Pull Sheet.1 . Choose the printing option you want. press the For Use button. The Cable Schedule the cables for which you have printed a Pull Sheet will now show a status of PSP (Pull Sheet Printed). The Report Writer will start and in several seconds the Pull Sheet will be displayed. This panel will appear.

g. main (through) cable.1 . degaussing etc. Updated April 12 Rev 6.6. then gradually add cables to those work packages (sequencing the cables as necessary) and then releasing those work packages once installation should begin. If created they can be used as a selection criterion. So for example you could select all cables that are to be installed in a trefoil of 3. Amend some of the details of the work package. Create work packages based on your selection criteria 2.17 Associate Cables with WP numbers CMYF03.9 What is the Work Packages screen and how do I use it? The screen can be used to: 1. Retrieve work packages which have already been created 3. If this criterion is selected you can choose the segregation of cable to be included on the production order Choose system to which cables belong Choose zone in which both devices are located When creating a Work Package. before installation starts. hanger or penetration through which cables pass. providing it hasn’t been released There are lots of different criteria that could be used when selecting cables to group together on a work package. you can register the work packages to represent the different stages of the build. but the key thing is that these work packages can be built up over a period of time. the user adds the selection criteria line by line using as many criteria as are required to filter the number of cables down to those required on the work package. adding more cables as design progresses. If created they can be used as a selection criterion.CREATING AND MANAGING WORK PACKAGES SCREEN NAMES SCREEN NUMBERS Maintain Work Packages CMYF02. So. The cables must have been scheduled with a bundle identifier for this to be used. local (off route) cable. A device to which the cables are connected Select from the codes available e. Modules are primarily used on power plant projects. Cable Type DAN (EC) Device Fit Code Function Module Planned activity Route segment Segregation System Zone Allows you to select from the list of cable types available.10. Functions can be created as sub-categories of segregations. Select from the list of Design Authorisation Notes or Engineering Change Notes which have been entered into CMPIC. If after this filtering there are more cables eligible for inclusion on the work package than is desirable then they can be added cable by cable from the filtered list. The cables can be grouped together by using one or more of the following criteria: Area Block Bundle Choose the area (compartment) in which a relevant device is located The To and From Devices must be in areas which are linked to the block Allows you to select from the list of bundle types available. This is a link to an external file (mostly not used) which can list planning activities Refers to a tray.6.

Double clicking in this field gives you a list of the cables meeting the selection criteria. Once you have created a Work Package ID and selected the criteria for the cables to be linked to this Work Package you need to link the cables to it. When you identify a transit or segment number in this field.6. However.1 If it has been set in the project defaults you must fill in the Tape (Mark) field and the Position field before being allowed to save the record. If you use the Link Cable function in this screen you will see the panel below appear. This screen can also be accessed from the Menu. Updated April 12 Rev 6.9 . Using this panel is fine for linking cables one by one but if you have several cables to link to the WP you would be advised to use the Select Cables option.NB: Transits and Penetrations in this context are types of segment. . any segment can be used. Use the Link Cable function in this screen or 2. only cables which pass through that transit or segment (and fit any other criteria) will be presented to you for selection for the Work Package.the Associate Cables with WP numbers screen. Type in a reference ID Double click for Site ID if more than one Double click for Team if required There are two ways in which you can do this: 1. Click on the Select Cables button which takes you to CMYF03.10.

you could set the Tape Mark to be at the From or To end side of a Transit. CMPIC can therefore present the user with the option of placing the tape mark at the From or To side of the transit. then they can be all be pulled in to the given points.What is the Tape Mark? The Tape Mark is a point at which a tape or other identifier can be placed to mark the place to where a cable should be pulled through a given segment. TIP: There is a setting in System Defaults which enables or disables use of Tape Marks. CMPIC knows the position of the transit (segment) on the cable’s length because of the routing process it has been taken through.1 . What is the Position? Position denotes the order in which cut cables should be coiled onto a secondary drum so that it assists the installer. A cable with Position 1 will be coiled on to the drum first and so on.10. From end To end The Tape Mark could be set here or here If the Tape Mark is set on all cables. Updated April 12 Rev 6. For example.

The list of available cables based on your selection criteria appears here.10.1 .How do I link a number of cables to a Work Package? If you use the Select Cables option you will be taken to the screen below. Tick the cables you want to put on this Work Package or use the Select All box to pick the whole list Click on the Copy Selected box. This transfers the list of cables to the bottom section of the screen Updated April 12 Rev 6. Your Work Package number appears here Make sure that your cursor is in this field and use the Green Traffic Light to retrieve the list of cables.

You can then change the order if you wish.10.1 .The list of cables is now in bottom section of the screen Or if you click here. the order will be set sequentially by the system. This can be done by typing the order in these fields Updated April 12 Rev 6. Set the order in which the cables are to be coiled on to the drum.

In the above example either 17 or 37. Do this for each cable. If Tape Marks have been set in project defaults the in the From Tape and To Tape columns you will see the length of cable from either end to the transit or segment where the tape mark is to be set. use the scroll bar at the bottom of the screen to scroll right until you can see the Tape column. Once you have set the Tape Marks for each cable (if required).Once you have put the positions in.10.1 . Updated April 12 Rev 6. save the record and press the Link button. TIP: You can use this Associate Cables with WP numbers screen at any time to add cables to an existing WP until you Release the Work Package. In the Tape column enter either of these two figures. The system will give you a message that the chosen cables have been linked to the Work Package.

1 .6. Updated April 12 Rev 6.8 What is the Work Packages release screen and how do I use it? The screen can be used to: 1. View the list of work packages awaiting release 2. This includes cutting the cables as well as enabling installation reports to be printed.10.RELEASING WORK PACKAGES SCREEN NAMES SCREEN NUMBERS WP release CMYF05. View the cables associated with these work packages 3. Release the work packages What is the effect of releasing a Work Package? Bring back the work package records List of work packages awaiting release displayed Double click on field to see work package details Use tick boxes or Select buttons to select WPs for release Use Release button to release WPs The effect of releasing a work package is to make the cables on it available for installation.

1 . Drums could also be held as stock available to all sites. Drum numbers. this is not relevant. In CMPIC each site can have its own drum stocks and CMPIC will take only these into account when optimising cables to be cut against drums for that site. Updated April 12 Rev 6. If you are using a single build project.WHAT ARE CUTTING SHEETS? Cutting sheets are the documents issued to stores to authorise the cutting of cables based on the details supplied from CMPIC. details are maintained by CMPIC CMPIC takes into account all drums with the correct cable type when optimising lengths to be cut. WHAT IS THE DRUM SCHEDULE? The Drum Schedule is the screen CMYF16 where you can enter details about cable drums as they are received into stock. cable type and date received are entered Stores can enter whether this was a normal drum or a return to store length As cables are cut against a drum.10. This is the Build number as per CMs applicability.

1 .10. number CMYF10.How do I create a Cutting Sheet? Firstly access the Cable Cutting Schedule. Bring back the relevant work package At the moment no drums have been allocated so no drum numbers are shown Updated April 12 Rev 6.

10.1 . CMPIC optimises the required cable length against the drums available Where there is no stock available. Pressing the PRINT button brings up the following screen: Ticking this box tells CMPIC to create a create a .csv file which can be used as input to your label printer for cable identifiers Press PRINT to generate the Cutting Sheet Updated April 12 Rev 6.Press the Optimize Drums button Where there is stock available. CMPIC leaves this cable length unallocated and will not show this line on the cutting sheet.

10.1 .The report lists the cables to be cut along with relevant details. The report also provides these temporary labels which can be cut out and stuck to either end of the cable. Pressing the Quick Update button brings up this small screen This is used by the cutter to update the system with details Updated April 12 Rev 6.

The details from the Quick Update are now reflected in the Cable Cutting schedule How do I re-cut a cable if I need to? Go back into the Cable Cutting schedule Press on the Re-cuts button which brings up this screen Double clicking in the first field enters today’s date.10.1 . Add the other details as required and press the Add Recut button Updated April 12 Rev 6.

1 .The Cable Cutting schedule reflects that for the cable to be recut there are now obviously no cutting details. Repeat Printing and Quick Update processes explained above and the new recut information is now displayed Updated April 12 Rev 6.10.

3.QUERYING CABLES AND WORK PACKAGES SCREEN NAME SCREEN NUMBER Query cables and WPs CMYF04. 4.9 What is the Querying Cables & Work Packages screen and how do I use it? The screen can be used to: 1. See See See See See cables and their associated Work Packages cables with no Work Package yet allocated which Work Packages have been released or not Work Package detail for chosen cables cable details via the Cable Schedule Use these buttons to retrieve cables with or without WP allocated …or all cables Double click to see the Cable Schedule Updated April 12 Rev 6. 5.6.1 Double click to see the WP detail Shows whether the WP has been released . 2.10.

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STATUS CODES DESIGN STATUS EXPLANATION DSNR DPRXXX or DNRXXX DESIGN SCHEDULED NOT ROUTED DESIGN PART ROUTED AT FROM END OR TO END OR MIDDLE DRCNA DESIGN ROUTE COMPLETE NOT APPROVED ROUTE CAN STILL BE CHANGED WITHOUT GOING THROUGH ANY UNAPPROVAL PROCESS NO AUTHORITY CAN BE GIVEN WITHIN CMPIC TO INSTALL THE CABLE DRCA DESIGN ROUTE COMPLETE AND APPROVED ROUTE CANNOT BE CHANGED WITHOUT GOING THROUGH UNAPPROVAL OF THE CABLE ONCE THE ROUTE IS APPROVED: IF YOU ARE NOT USING CMPIC PRODUCTION AND WANT TO PRINT A PULL SHEET.1 IMPLICATIONS ROUTE CAN STILL BE CHANGED WITHOUT GOING THROUGH ANY UNAPPROVAL PROCESS NO AUTHORITY CAN BE GIVEN WITHIN CMPIC TO INSTALL THE CABLE .10. YOU MUST FIRST ‘RELEASE’ THE CABLE (UNLESS AUTO RELEASE IS SET IN PROJECT DEFAULTS IN WHICH CASE THE CABLE ROUTE IS RELEASED AT THE SAME TIME AS APPROVAL) IF YOU ARE USING PRODUCTION MODULE THEN THE RELEASE IS DONE AS PART OF THE RELEASE WORK PACKAGE PSP PULL SHEET PRINTED AN INSTALLATION SHEET FOR THE CABLE HAS BEEN PRINTED NO CHANGE CAN BE MADE TO THE CABLE’S ROUTE WITHOUT FIRST GOING THROUGH THE CHANGE MANAGEMENT PROCESS Updated April 12 Rev 6.

TSP TERMINATION SHEET PRINTED A TERMINATION SHEET FOR THE CABLE HAS BEEN PRINTED.10. DTCA DESIGN TERMINATIONS COMPLETE AND APPROVED TERMINATIONS CANNOT BE CHANGED WITHOUT GOING THROUGH UNAPPROVAL OF THE CABLE. ONCE THE TERMINATIONS ARE APPROVED YOU MUST FIRST ‘RELEASE’ THE CABLE.1 TERMINATIONS CAN STILL BE CHANGED WITHOUT GOING THROUGH ANY UNAPPROVAL PROCESS. NO CHANGE CAN BE MADE TO THE CABLE’S TERMINATIONS. WITHOUT FIRST GOING THROUGH THE CHANGE MANAGEMENT PROCESS. Updated April 12 Rev 6. . NO AUTHORITY CAN BE GIVEN WITHIN CMPIC TO INSTALL THE CABLE. NO AUTHORITY CAN BE GIVEN WITHIN CMPIC TO INSTALL THE CABLE. THIS THEN MAKES THE CABLE AVAILABLE FOR A TERMINATIONS CHART TO BE PRINTED OR FOR YOU TO FOLLOW THE PRODUCTION PROCESS IN CMPIC.TERMINATIONS STATUS DSNT DNTXXX or DPTXXX EXPLANATION DESIGN SCHEDULED NOT TERMINATED DESIGN PART TERMINATED AT FROM END OR TO END OR MIDDLE IMPLICATIONS DFTFFTT DESIGN FULLY TERMINATED AT TO END FULLY TERMINATED AT TO END TERMINATIONS CAN STILL BE CHANGED WITHOUT GOING THROUGH ANY UNAPPROVAL PROCESS.

Status remains at DRCA N Release Route of cable DRCA (and released) Print Pull Sheet PSP Updated April 12 Rev 6.10.STATUSES Schedule cable DSNR Route cable DSNR (awaiting acceptance of the route) Accept Route of cable DRCNA Approve Route of cable DRCA Y Using Production Module Do not Release cable route.1 Follow Production Module Process .DESIGN WORKFLOW .

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Module process

Standard Notes
Standard Notes can be created in this screen and then can be applied to cables from the Cable Schedule screen
or the Terminations screen.

Type in an identifier for the note. Add some detail in the text field and SAVE.
When you want to add NOTES to the cable, if you click on the NOTES button, you can double click in the
Std Note field and will be presented with the list of standard notes created. You then select and save.

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Project Defaults
Introduction
Screen CMSF08 allows default values to be set at the Project level. These values are used to change the
behaviour of the CMPIC software from one project to another, and configure the way calculations will be used.
With the number of available options increasing almost on a monthly basis, these have now been split into
separate sections (see tabs on screen) to make locating settings easier.
NB: A number of settings (identified by *) have been created for future work; changing these values will have
no impact on the behaviour of CMPIC at this time.

Multiple or Single Build

This setting is fundamental to the project, which is why it is shown separately above all others. It must be
defined prior to entry of data against the given project, and cannot usually be altered once it has been set:

A multiple build project cannot be reduced to single build

 A single build cannot be increased to multiple build, except when no data has yet been entered
For a multiple build project, the number of vessels/units to be built must be entered as a value between 2 and
20. This value can be increased at any time 1 but can only be decreased if the unit/vessel being removed has
not been referenced anywhere within the project.

1

Increasing the number of vessels/units applicable to a project will have no effect on existing data. As such, we
do not recommend making this change once a project is under way.
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General Settings

Field Name
Signatories required for
Change Control?
Change Request
Authorisation Level 1
Level 2
Difference (in weeks)
between Engineering
finish & Planned start
Site Installation Users?

Cable Type Identifier?
2D Objects can only be
inserted/removed via
CAD interface
Allow Update of Notes
Allow Update of Cable
Notes if PSP/TSP?

Assign IDs to Cable
Notes ?

Display Equipment
Approval

Show Missing Corporate
No. Warning?
Allow Configurable
Device Attributes for
Area
3D Objects can only be
inserted or removed via
CAD Interface
Stop Work History

Description
Number of reviewers required for acceptance of a Change Request. This cannot be
updated while Change Requests are currently under review.
Description of the Person/Group reviewing Change Requests for
acceptance/rejection.
Description of the second Person/Group reviewing Change Requests. This will not be
shown if only 1 signatory is required.
Enter the number of weeks difference between the Engineering finish date and the
Planned start date.

Default
2

Select type of user/team/clock number to record against installation records. If
“Clock No.” selected make sure list of valid clock numbers are entered in reference
data against the code CLOCKNO. “Installation Teams” are only available if the
Production project default allowing installation teams is also set to ON. Installation
Teams are stored in reference data under the code ITEAM.
Preferred name for identifying cable type e.g. MUN, NSN or Pattern No
Set to make sure the creation or deletion of Cables and Devices is only available
within the CAD interface.

Project
Users

This affects Cable, Device and Segment notes. If set then notes can be updated or
deleted at any time otherwise notes can only be created.
Set to prevent cable notes being inserted/updated/deleted when the cable is at
PSP/TSP status or higher. Once the cable has been through change control and set
back to a status below PSP/TSP it will be possible to insert/update notes. A note that
has appeared on a Pull Sheet/Term Chart can no longer be deleted regardless of any
project default settings however it can be hidden from future Pull Sheet/Term Chart
prints (see Notes User Manual).
Set to force entry of a unique ID for each cable note. These can be based on format
rules which will usually be a counter starting at 1 and incrementing by 1 for each
cable. When cable note ID’s are used these will also appear alongside the notes
printed on Pull Sheet/Term Chart reports.
Once set & cable notes with IDs created this setting cannot be turned off.
Each item of equipment has an approval flag, you can choose here whether this flag
is displayed or not. If displayed the flag is also updateable and equipment that is set
to not approved will not be available for selection on the project. If the flag is not
displayed then new equipment created is automatically set to approved and
available. Only updateable via the ADMIN project.
Show warning message in top-right of cable types screen (CMSF04A) if missing
corporate number(s).
If Set to ON, areas may be defined on a per-vessel basis, for each device. This
functionality is not available to single vessel projects, nor can it be altered
once work has commenced on a project. Additional information is available in
document FS/05001.
Set to make sure the creation/deletion of Nodal Network segments is only available
within CAD interface.

OFF

Set if you require a reason to be entered when a cable is set to Stop Work.

OFF

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Static

Design
Installation
4

Cable Type
OFF

OFF

OFF

Yes

OFF

OFF
OFF

OFF

Yes

NOTE allowing devices to be cancelled. If set to ON.10. the option to un-cancel a mature cable becomes available via Change Control. Set to ON to allow data import wizard to create devices and cables using a single input file. Name of grandparent area. If set to ON it will be possible to un-cancel an immature cable. Set to OFF to prohibit deletion of immature cables so that cancel only will be permitted. of hierarchical levels Base Level Area Type Level 1 Area Type Level 2 Area Type Level 3 Area Type Updated April 12 Rev 6. Name of base level area.Field Name Required Description Default Allow Cancel/UnCancel of Devices Set if you wish to enable functionality allowing devices to be set to cancelled. otherwise the cancellation status cannot be reversed. Thus preventing further progress being recorded for cables connected to these devices. this allows the hierarchy depth to be established. Once made active. Name of parent area. this switch cannot be unset. Subject to Area Hierarchy being active. OFF Allow Cable Deletions Permit Un-cancellation of Immature Cables Permit Un-cancellation of Mature Cables via CC Process Cables and Devices Simultaneously Using Wizard? Allow Area Hierarchy No. OFF Allow a hierarchical structure to be applied to Area/Location Codes. This value cannot be reduced below any existing hierarchy data already populated. with a hierarchy in place. Set to ON to allow deletion of immature cables in accordance with existing functionality.1 Static ON OFF OFF OFF 0 Yes . Name of great grandparent area. automatically allows devices that are already cancelled to be un-set at any time. however it may be increased.

GIF file and no more than 180 x 80 pixels – use the Preview button to display (if current platform matches this field). NOT YET FULLY IMPLEMENTED If a valid logo filename is provided. The name of the Oracle reports server used to handle reports when CMPIC is run in a web browser via Oracle Application Server (OAS). The default report file path to use when a report is output to File (Unix/Solaris platforms only). If text is entered here it will be printed as a footer at the bottom of selected reports.1 Default c:\temp Nodes Static . Updated April 12 Rev 6. Pull Sheet Reports footer text Term Chart Reports footer text.Reports Settings Field Name Report File Path (Windows) Report File Path (UNIX) Summary routes on reports by ? Report Logo Filename (Windows) Report Logo Filename (UNIX) Report Server Name General Reports footer text. this will be printed on selected reports (Unix/Solaris platforms only).10.GIF file and no more than 180 x 80 pixels – use the Preview button to display (if current platform matches this field). The logo must be a . Description The default report file path to use when a report is output to File (Windows platforms only). NOT YET FULLY IMPLEMENTED If a valid logo filename is provided. This may be further expanded to show Raceway detail in addition (only available if the Raceways project default is turned ON in Network tab). this will be printed on selected reports (Windows platforms only). Text entered here will be printed as a footer on Term Chart/Device Connection Detail reports. The logo must be a . Text entered here will be printed as a footer on Pull Sheet/Running Sheet reports. Display cable routes using all individual nodes or the segment IDs in the cable route.

Set to automatically release cable terminations on approval. This enables ‘Reprints’ of Term Charts to be printed if required. Set to print core id on termination reports. Set to automatically set cable to TSP status on its release. Updated April 12 Rev 6. TBC. Set to allow cable terminations regardless of whether the device terminal information has been defined for the cable. The method by which signals are made available in the Cable Terminations screen. A minimum route status cables must reach before the termination status can become TSP. If its not yet known whether an entry type will be plug/socket/clamp/hole then this value will also be available as an acceptable alternative. The terminations verified flags will be updated automatically to ‘Yes’ on approval. provided cable’s devices have ECD defined.Terminations Settings Field Name Spare Core Identification Gland Entry Additional Term Chart Standard Reference Identifier / Value Relax Terms Validation Auto Verify Terms on Approval Auto Term Release Term Unrelease Signal Device Update Signal Selection Method? Print Core ID Bypass Design Terminations *Auto TSP on Release *Auto Verify and Approve Terms on Completion Prevent TSP if route status less than Description Code to be used to identify a spare core for signal.’ and the value could be the actual wallchart number. Allow automatic verify.10.g. Note if auto verify on and the cable is unapproved the verified flags will also automatically be reset to ‘No’. E. Defaults to route status DSNR. Set to automatically set cable terminations to verified at both end and raise status to DTCA when the terminations at both ends have been set to complete. Set to allow cable terminations to be unreleased. The cores will automatically be created from library data. Choice of “screen” or “list of values”. the identifier could be ‘Wallchart No.g. If entered this data will appear on the Term Chart report. Set to allow terminations to be approved without the need to verify the terminations at both ends first. This will also store term chart information as if the term chart was actually printed. Default SPARE The code to be used for unknown entry type e. Also allows plugs/sockets to be defined against a cable end without first defining the device entry connector. ‘For Use’. Note even with this set cables cannot be unreleased if they are visible to installation.1 OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF DSNR Static . Set to allow update of originating device for a signal. complete and status to DTCA for cable terminations at DSNT.

Set to allow fill type code to be modified at the segment level (providing the original fill type for nodal route type defined is ‘5’). or installation has commenced. If using Deck based format rules to generate Segment ID this option will cause Segment ID to be updated automatically if Deck details the Segment ID was originally based on is updated. even if approved cables (or those having had a Pull Sheet printed) are routed along it. Allow Segment ID to be entered directly in Create Nodal Network screen and validate against user-defined format rules instead of auto-generating. Set to ON to allow a segment length to be updated even if approved cables are routed along it. If multi-tier segment functionality is required the component of the Node ID used to represent level must be known. Set to ON to allow Raceway ID to be defined for Segments and used as an option in Summary Routes (see Routing Tab). If turned OFF and the Summary Route is set to Raceways this will be reset to Segments. a route cannot leave a Principal raceway and then attempt to join another Principal raceway later in the route. Allow Point Segments to be defined and automatically included in routing. Set to allow changes to the equipment used for network segments.1 Static Yes 1 ON OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF Yes . If set to OFF the Segment ID will default to the NRID number. Maximum % weight fill on a segment before displaying warnings. Set to allow non-standard penetration nodal route types to be used.10. 100 Allow Mu-Metal to be used.Network Settings Field Name Default Span Default Weight Threshold Default Fill Threshold Virtual Segment Type Proximate Node Tolerance (mm) Allow Mu-Metal Allow Non-Standard Penetrations Allow Principal/Secondary Nodes ? Show Penetrations as Major Nodes ? Allow Manual Insert of Segment ID NR ID Formatting Allow Auto-Update of (Deck) Segment ID Allow Segment Type update at any status Allow Segment Length Update if Approved Cables ? Allow Fill Type Updates for Segment Allow Point Segments Node ID Level Component? Raceways? Description Default span width for nodal route types. OFF Updated April 12 Rev 6. These are used to represent points where cables are suspended between hangers rather than run along trays or ladder-racks. Only updateable via the ADMIN project. The distance between two nodes which is close enough to call them “proximate” nodes. Default 2 100 Maximum % volume fill on a segment before displaying warnings. This only allows update where cables have status up to approved but will not allow if any of the cables are PSP (pull sheet printed) or higher. This option cannot be turned OFF once point-segments have been defined.e.e. Providing the new length does not cause any of the cables to exceed their maximum length (if specified) OR fall short of their minimum length (if specified). On reports which show cable route details i. OFF OFF Allow the definition of Principal/Secondary Nodes and the option of Routing using the SPS Rule i. This will need to be in conjunction with a suitable format rule for the Node ID. This value cannot be changed once virtual segments exist on the network. Auto-generate Segment ID based on user-defined format rules. Existing Segment type which can be used to represent “Virtual” segments created between proximate nodes. node to node/segment to segment and offer the option of printing “Point Segments and Major Nodes only” this option will determine if Penetrations will be included as “Major Nodes”.

If some of the segments but not all have been approved it will not be possible to approve the entire route until all the segments have been approved manually first.10. Set to automatically release route when it has been approved. NB. Optional but if entered the min value must be between 0-999 and max value between 1-999. Set to ON to force Autorouter to make use of network analysis tables (if populated) to speed up processing. A fill value of 0 (zero) means that no fill calculations are done. this option determines whether the partial routes which succeed will be presented in the accept/reject form (CMRF04A). including the cable itself in the calculation. Default Allow specific segments/groups of segments in a route to be approved. The fill threshold specifies a (volume) fill value above which a segment will be unavailable for routing. The lock threshold specifies a fill value above which a segment lock flag will be set automatically. Note even with this set cables cannot be unreleased if they are visible to installation. Set to automatically raise cable status to PSP when released. If auto verify on & cable is unapproved the verified flags will also automatically be reset to ‘No’. If none/all of the segments have been approved the route can be approved. Set to use external software to raise cable to PSP status without printing standard Pull Sheet/Running Sheet.Routing Settings Field Name Minimum/Maximum Off Route Length % Allowance on Dlen Master Segregation Auto Verify Route on Approval Auto Route Release Route Unrelease Allow Approval of Reversed Routes ? Allow Part Route Approval ? Part Route Approval by Area ? *External Route Event Trigger *Auto PSP on Release Allow ON Route Lengths Override Full Flag Auto-Route by x. Set to ON if nodes have their x. a suitable warning will always be shown. Set to ON if you want to allow existing routing rules to be enabled/disabled by Privileged user and that these settings should be visible. Identifier for master segregation code. Set to OFF to prevent routes. Allow routing along segments. The route verified flags will be updated automatically to ‘Yes’ on approval. Auto-accept will need to be OFF Updated April 12 Rev 6. Set to allow cable route to be unreleased. Also saves the Pull Sheet information (as if the Pull Sheet had actually printed) so it can still be printed if required. which have been reversed from being approved.y.y. If inactive. it is possible for some of the sub-routes to succeed and others to fail. Turn OFF to only allow complete routes to be Autorouted with both FROM/TO nodes defined.z co-ordinates defined and these values can be used by the AutoRouter to determine the order of the route. A fill value of –1 means that the segment level fill threshold value will be used. If “Allow Part Route Approval” is turned ON this option can be set to determine if only users authorised to approve particular areas can approve segments located in those areas. Add this percentage allowance to all design lengths as a tolerance. This option cannot be set to OFF if ON route lengths defined already for cables/devices. including the cable itself in the calculation.Allows cables which already have some route but not complete to also be selected for Autorouting. routing along such segments will be prohibited. even if they are marked as “full”. Set to allow route to be approved without the need to verify the route at both ends first. If set to OFF on route columns will still be show but cannot be updated. Command Line/Direct Autoroute – If a full route request is made which involves required nodes or segments. If this happens.z Allow Autorouter Partial Routes ? Display if Routing Rule Enabled ? Autorouter Network Analysis? Autorouter Fill Threshold ? Autorouter Lock Threshold ? Description The minimum and maximum length for an off route cable (in Metres).1 Static 10 MASTER OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF -1 0 Yes . Batch Autoroute via CMRF09A .

A value of 0 (zero) means no locking will be performed. Allow smaller conduit to be contained within conduit. Set to control whether conduit is available for use by cables immediately it has been scheduled and located on the nodal network or whether manual approval of the conduit is required first. OFF Updated April 12 Rev 6.10. If autorouter auto-accept functionality is allowed on the project you can set this option to determine the route returned is automatically accepted or not. Set to ON if you are happy to accept any successful route returned by the autorouter on completion automatically. Route comparison threshold value – 0 (zero) to not use multiple route comparison OR a positive percentage value which allows routes to be accepted providing none has a length shorter by more than this percentage threshold. Default maximum fill percentage allowed in conduit before a warning to show fill has been exceeded. Set to allow definition of Conduit and route cable in conduit. It will not be possible to change this setting from ON to OFF if conduit records exist.1 Static 0 OFF OFF ON 40% OFF ON Yes . Set to OFF (recommended default) to force routes returned by the autorouter to be explicitly accepted/rejected. This threshold is applied automatically to every conduit but this can be adjusted for specific conduits if required). OFF Set to ON if cables mainly end in conduit. To be used in conjunction with Autoaccept. Default Set to ON to automatically set conformance flags for Conduit.Field Name Autorouter Multiroute Threshold ? Allow Autorouter Auto-accept ? Default Autorouter Auto-accept Value ? Use Conduit Schedule Default Conduit Fill Threshold Conduit Approval Required Allow Conduit in Conduit Auto-Set Conduit Conformance Cable Ends Mainly in Conduit? Description enabled to make use of this value.

1 . Sites must already exist in the site library data (Maintain Sites screen CMSF35). Use the down arrow in ‘Vessel’ to view next unit/build if this is a multiple build project. The site with the highest priority would be where the majority of work would be carried out.Build Details This section allows for maintenance of the details associated with each unit/vessel on the build.10.  Define the site names and their priority for the building of the unit/vessel.1 for more information). Updated April 12 Rev 6. Units/vessels can only be added or removed from a project by updating the ‘No. of Vessels’ value (based on certain rules – see Section 1.  Enter a build description or title for each unit/vessel on the build  Define whether the unit/vessel is being built at one or across multiple sites.

If turned OFF the pulled length will automatically be populated as cut length (or design length if not cut) when a fully pulled (IFP) status is added in Site Installation screen (CMYF20). For collaborative projects. the Team should be provided. so this option would be left inactive. Cannot be turned OFF if stages/work packages have been defined. This setting determines whether Block Staging functionality will be available. Set to enable functionality for assigning Team responsibility for Work Packages/Stages and Devices. If set ON a pulling history record will automatically be added if a Pulled Length is entered via Site Installation screen (CMYF20) and a Fully Pulled status has already been recorded. The name given to groupings of cables. Updated April 12 Rev 6.1 Static Yes . it is entirely possible to reproduce a previously created report that is not your own. A number of reports are available to monitor progress by Team. reports that accept a norms file as one of the parameters) to be available when CMPIC is run via web browser. The Teams will need to exist as reference data using the code ITEAM. Allow norms-enabled Production reports (i. If this option is turned OFF and the “Site Installation Users” setting in the General tab is set to “Installation Teams” it will automatically be changed to “Project Users” after showing warning message. This option cannot be turned OFF if stages/work packages have been defined. This setting determines how the Design Length will be rounded.e. Default Work Packages Up Area Work Package TBC Yes OFF Yes OFF Yes OFF Yes OFF ON OFF ON ON Please note the Production tab will only be available to installations with a current production license. when run via web browser. If set OFF. Each method employs differing formulas for determining cables to be grouped. Set to ON to show “Terminator” on production termination report and be prompted to enter a “Terminator” value when recording production termination status codes.10. and can instead be optionally recorded via Site Installation screen (CMYF20).Production Field Name Method of grouping cables Rounding for initial cut length Coil Location Name for Work Packages/Stages Unallocated drum identifier Use tape marks Block Definition Identify Installation Teams Terminator Value Required? Allow Norms Reports in Web Mode? Allow Cached "Screen" option for Norms Reports in Web Mode? Use Cable Pulling Progress? Use Cutting Schedule? Description Method used to group cables together. Because reports run in this way are cached in web mode. The value used to identify those cables yet to have cuts from a drum assigned. A Block is a grouping of compartments and if block staging is enabled it will be possible to stage cables grouped by Block and also report by Block. Make use of tape marks from/to any identified reeving point. Option only available when "Allow Norms Reports in Web Mode?" is active. security concerns may mean that data such as norms is too sensitive. When part pulling a cable define the location of the coil by Area or Node. When recording Pulling Progress for cables and fitting devices. If active. permits the report output screen CMXP01 to include the "Screen" option for norms-enabled Production reports. This value cannot be updated once used on the project. cuts from drums bypass normal processes. Once stages/work packages have been defined this option cannot be changed. This option cannot be turned OFF if stages/work packages exist which reference blocks. The Cut Length is an integer value initially derived from the Design Length of the cable.

to be manually switched on/off without requiring changes to the rules themselves.10. format rules. Field Name User-defined Flag User-defined Flag User-defined Flag User-defined Flag User-defined Flag User-defined Flag User-defined Flag User-defined Flag User-defined Flag User-defined Flag #10 #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 Description User-defined flag User-defined flag User-defined flag User-defined flag User-defined flag User-defined flag User-defined flag User-defined flag User-defined flag User-defined flag Barcoding Only available with Scanning licence.User Defined This tab provides the means for certain functionality. Specific requirements for format rules should be discussed with Cloudis. Because the flags purpose would be unique to a customer.g. e. it would be left for the customer to modify the Boilerplate definition to reflect the purpose. Updated April 12 Rev 6. providing the rule has been written to allow this.1 Default OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF Static .

e. TLS Only available with TLS licence. Updated April 12 Rev 6. Working Project.Field Name Allow auto-terminate when Checkwire Description If active.1 Default OFF Static . when the checkwire is processed. followed immediately by the checkwire status. allows for processing of Checkwire barcodes when cable Termination Status is not yet fully terminated (i. is terminated at one end only). a fully terminated status is logged in the cable's installation history.10.

Used to identify the vessel to import data from if the data is not CLASS.Field Name Publish File Location Change Document Identifier? Vessels In-Service? Description Server directory where import/export files are to be kept. Only shown if all vessels are in-service. Published Project Field Name Publish File Location Source Project Source Vessel Working Project Vessel Change Document Identifier? Description Server directory where import/export files are to be kept. The project ID of the Working project. The in-service vessel on the Working project being represented on this Published project.1 . Preferred name when referring to Change Documents. Updated April 12 Rev 6.10. Default Static Default Static This block is only shown when NOT all vessels are in-service to identify which of the vessels are in-service. Preferred name when referring to Change Documents.