Named Pipe Activation

Few customers have come upon that a Windows setting that used to default active have been switched off in connection with patching .NET Framework 4.7 or installing Windows updates. Communication in between our applications use netpipe and as a result the product suite will not operate properly as the support is inactivated.

If you encounter behaviour out of the ordinary after uppdating your system make certain that .NET Framework > WCF Services > Named Pipe Activation is still checked, in other words activated.

Named Pipe Activation

Named Pipe Activation must be Enabled

Edit: Note that this screenshot is taken from a machine with IIS installed which is why HTTP-Activation is supported despite the .Net feature is not enabled.

Edit: Same applies if .Net Framework 4.8 is installed.

Designation Configuration

In version 19.0 it is possible to control in more detail which settings you want. Not just by standard and main folder, but also by structure and part of plant. The different settings format, category structure and letter codes have their own dialogs where you create the different configurations. In the new designation configuration dialog, you choose which configurations should apply to which structures.


Designation Format

In version 19.0 we have improved the possibility to configure the object designations in the system. You can now in detail control what designations are allowed for each level and designation structure.

For each level of the designation you can specify a mask that controls what is a permitted designation and what prefix is ​​to be used before the level (or none). The mask is described with a simplified syntax A for letters and n for numbers. If needed, it is also possible to describe the allowed designation  with a Regular Expressions.

Each level is also described with a prompt and a help text.

It is possible to have several different formats / prefixes at the same level but for different object categories.

The edit designation dialog is improved so that you can edit the complete designation and the program will automatically verify the designation and add prefixes if needed. You will also get sub-rows for the designation with one row for each level, with prompt and tooltip. When creating new object you will get one extra sub-row for the new object, but it is still possible to create many levels at one time if you have the complete designation by typing it in the designation row.



In the designation format dialog, you create the named designation formats. The named Designation formats is then used in the new designation configuration dialog to select what designation format to use in the different designation structures.

The settings are stored on the standard and are included in the export / import functionality. You can also export the settings so that you can edit the designations offline in elMaster Design and get the same visual result.

If not you will need to save/update the drawing to get the correct format of the designations on the drawing.

Category Structures

In Master Concept it is possible to specify how your plant should be structured.

In Category settings you can specify that a category is an End Category. That means that no objects are allowed under an object with a category that is specified as an End Category.

Form version 19.0 you can also create named category structures that can be used in different objects designation structures.

In the Category Structure dialog, you create the category structure trees and store them as a named category structure. In the new designation configuration dialog you can specify what category structure should be used for what designation structure. It is also possible to set if it is mandatory to follow the structure or if users should get a warning when trying to create something that does not comply with the specified category structure.



Letter Codes

Letter codes are used to create new designations or set object categories for objects with a new designation. New for version 19.0 is that you can specify a filter for the upper designation that limits the number of proposed designations. There is also a new description field that is used if there is more than one available alternative when creating a new objects. The description text is also stored on the created objects Denom1 field.

In version 19.0 it is possible to create designations that are only numbers, [none] is used as letter code for that purpose. Designations without counter, with only letters is also possible to create if you set the length number part to 0.