2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 22, 2017 12:07 PM by kbobeck

    Add Second Parent to Element with PI Builder

    kbobeck

      I'm building out an AF structure with 75,000 pieces of equipment, so I've started by organizing into Equipment Types, with each as the Primary Parent (ReferenceType: Parent-Child) of the Element:

       

       

      Now, I want to associate equipment with their components (e.g., Pumps to Motors, Motors to Breakers, etc.) and want the reference type to be Composition. To try and do this manually would be a massive under-taking, so I was hoping to speed things along because names are logical (Pump: P123, Motor: P123M, Breaker: P123M-BKR, etc.) and I could use formulas to populate everything.

       

      Using P123M-BKR and P123M as an example, this was my setup:

            

      NameObjectTypeParentNewParentReferenceType
      P123M-BKRElementCP\EQUIPMENT\BREAKERSCP\EQUIPMENT\MOTORS\P123MComponent

       

      However, this tactic disassociated P123M-BKR with BREAKERS and made P123M its Primary Parent.

       

      Is there a way to add a second Parent in PI Builder that I'm missing?

       

      Thanks in advance and Happy Holidays!

        • Re: Add Second Parent to Element with PI Builder
          GreenTech

          Hi Kelsey,

          You can.

          The object type is ElementReference:

          e.g.

          Looks like this:

          Add the references (all pumps)

          Hit the go button:

           

          You do have to make sure your new child references are all unique under the new parent of course - there are some tricks if this is not the case.

          75K is a big database to manually edit, are you fetching the structure from an asset management system or something?

           

          Please let me know if I haven't understood your question.

           

          Cheers,
          Rob

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