The PIMS CMS Engineering module provides an effective platform for the development of engineering registers. Typical registers include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Line List
- Isometric Register
- Instrument Index
- Cable Schedule
- Equipment Register
- Loop Register
Engineering data can be registered directly into PIMS CMS, or be imported from other systems/file formats. Import routines are best created at the beginning of a project to ensure a stable and consistent import format. PIMS CMS can integrate or receive information from all major engineering systems. Engineering departments utilizing external systems, for some or all of their registers, can normally provide export files in Excel or .mdb format.
Automatic imports from other Engineering systems can be set up by a PIMS CMS System Engineer.
The PIMS CMS Engineering module has a user friendly interface for importing data to engineering registers, which can then be further uploaded to the PIMS CMS completion system. The engineering data import interface carries out the following activities automatically:
- Copies fields from the import data to pre-mapped fields in PIMS CMS
- Detects new, deleted and updated data
- Provides the user with reports showing the changes
- Tag Validation, Syntax, required fields
- Mechanical Completion discrepancy reports available through the Query System
The timing for performing imports is project specific and can vary depending on the level of completion and stability of the engineering data.
The PIMS CMS Engineering module has functionality for both direct registration of engineering data (into registers) and import routines from other systems/file formats. Along with a comprehensive suite of reports, PIMS CMS Engineering module provides a total solution for engineering database requirements.
(taken from pims.no)