Setting Up PCS Axis : Setting the System Hierarchy

Setting the System Hierarchy
The following procedure explains how to set up PCS Axis with the following required system settings: your company’s name; the number of levels in the system hierarchy; and a name for inspection points on a pipeline.
Note: Another required setting is needed later after adding pipeline records in the system hierarchy. The required setting labeled User Location Format in Edit ROW Details must be completed for each pipeline record to identify how inspection points are located on a pipeline. For more information see Understanding Default Location Formats.
To create the system hierarchy, follow these steps:
Click Tools > Options > General to open the General options page (Figure 3-3).
Identify how your company refers to inspection points on a pipeline. For example, type Milepost, Station Number, Reference Reading, or other type of descriptor in the field User Location Name.
Note: See Understanding Public and Private Property Settings for a description of the Private check box and Public caption.
Figure 3-3. Company Name and User Location Name
Click the Hierarchy tab to open hierarchy options page (Figure 3-4).
Click the check box Hide Parallel Lines if you want to hide features in PCS Axis that allow you to create and display parallel lines in the hierarchy.
Note: When Hide Parallel Lines is enabled, parallel lines are hidden in Select ROWs and in the Add New Node dialog box. Distribution companies with no parallel lines typically use this setting. PCS Axis identifies parallel lines using the fields Pipe, Pipeline Code, and Pipeline Name. For a description of these fields refer to System Field Descriptions.
Identify how many levels to include in the hierarchy. Click the down arrow in the Levels field and select the number of hierarchy levels in the selection list.  
Click Save and then continue with the next section Setting Up PCS Axis to continue setting up PCS Axis for operation.
Figure 3-4. Hierarchy Levels
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