September 2011, Volume 2, Issue 9 BENTLY NEVADA SYSTEM 1® TIPS & TRICKSDear System 1 User,In the September issue of System 1® Tips and Tricks we’ll show you how to do File Based Configuration in System 1. File BasedConfiguration allows you to use the copy and paste functionality of Excel to configure and make changes quickly to a large numberof points. This topic was requested by one of our customers. Thanks for the suggestion Frank!We hope you enjoy this issue.Sincerely,Your North America FAE teamThis month’s tip by: Stuart Rochon, Field Application Engineer, Chester, SCVersions: User Level:All Power User Diagnostic UserApplies to: IT GroupSystem 1 Configuration Mid Level User Occasional User New User How to do file based configuration in System 11 Note: File based configuration can only be installed on machines that have Microsoft Excel installed on them. It is installed with the rest of the System 1 Software, but can be added by running the installation again and choosing “Show Advanced Options”.
2 Under “Configuration Utilities” select “File Based Configuration Utilities”.3 After this option is installed you will have a System 1 option under “Add-Ins” in Microsoft Excel.4 Next, you need to connect to the Enterprise.
5 Click on “Enterprise” and “Add”6 Fill out the connection name. The default port is 6001. I connect as the System 1 Admin. Your user name may be different. Fill out the server name and choose check connection. If everything is filled out correctly it will populate the Enterprise Name, Database Name and Enterprise Version. Click “OK”.7 Next choose “Connect”
8 In the Excel Spreadsheet, Select “System 1” → “Configuration Report Management” from the Add- Ins” tab.9 The File Based Configuration Report Manager opens up.1 Select “Report” → “New0 Report”.
1 In this screen I am telling the1 system I want to configure points and I want to setup and enable acceptance regions for these points. Including the point path allows the system to map back to the point to make the changes.1 Scroll down and check2 “Acceptance Region” →”Acceptance RegionA” (Note: you can configure up to 4 acceptance regions, but for simplicity we’ll just configure Acceptance RegionA).1 Now you select which points3 you want to run the report on. Select “Report Options” → “Run From”
1 For simplicity we’ll select just4 one of the 42M cards in a 3500 rack hierarchy to make the changes to.1 You can also make the5 changes at the machine level hierarchy. Once you have selected where in the hierarchy you want to run the report, click “OK”1 Now run the report.6
1 You will have 2 windows.7 The top lists the selected points and the available variables. 1 We will set up acceptance regions for 1x and 2x amplitude and phase. 21 Once the data is filled in we8 need to validate the data. To do this, select “Put Configuration” → “Validate Only”.1 If no errors exist, we can9 write the data back to the database.
2 To write the changes to the0 database, select “Put Configuration” → “Configure”2 The bottom window displays1 the results2 Now, when we open System2 1 Configuration, we can see that the acceptance regions are configured for the points we had selected and configured using Excel.
2 After you have finished 3 running a report, you can save the report to run it again later to make changes. You can use the same report to make the same changes at a different point in the hierarchy. In other words, if you wanted to apply acceptance regions to another 3500/42 monitor or machine, you could run this report for that monitor or machine.DID YOU KNOW?GE Acquired Commtest, and enhances the Bently Nevada Condition Monitoring Portfolio with portable data collectorsand additional technologies. The acquisition of Commtest allows us to significantly upgrade our portable vibrationdata collection and analysis capabilities. The award winning functionality of Commtest’s Ascent software will beavailable as a stand-alone platform. However, we are also working on integrating the same functionality into ourSystem 1 platform. Contact your Bently Nevada Sales Manager to schedule a demo of this exciting new offering.Bently Nevada Technical Support:firstname.lastname@example.orgBently Nevada website:http://www.ge-mcs.com/en/bently-nevada.htmlSystem 1 Blog (You’ll need to join the forum):http://supportcentral.ge.com/blog/blogs_frame.asp?prod_id=20858