3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 22, 2015 12:39 PM by wh.grush

    Designer allows placement of "Critical" CUs from the CUs tab.

      The Desktop Configuration Guide, under CU Administration->Assign Advisories, indicates that after a Critical advisory is set on a CU it "cannot be used in a design".  During testing for Vectren, we found that this is not true when the CU is accessed via the TOC CUs tab.  From there, the user can't tell whether an advisory has been set on a CU and can freely place it.  Are there plans to make the CUs tab Advisory-aware?


      From the CU Filter tool, use of the CU is prevented.  However, I think the inhibition should only be applied when the Work Function is "Install".  Currently, it will be difficult for the user to remove or replace the Critical CU.  Can the advisory inhibition be made Work Function-aware?

        • Re: Designer allows placement of "Critical" CUs from the CUs tab.

          Hi William,

          Did you ever find a good answer for this one? Love to see it here in the community!

          • Re: Designer allows placement of "Critical" CUs from the CUs tab.
            Josh Pritt

            I think this is the reason but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong:

            The CU Filter tool, added to Designer in 10.0, is a powerful tool that was intended to replace the functionality provided by the Designer CU tab selection process used in earlier versions.  10.X users who continue to use the CU tab for selection of CUs should understand that, in this "hybrid" environment, not all of the CU Filter functionality is supported.  In particular, the code that inhibits use of Critical CUs in a design is effectively bypassed when the CUs are selected from the CU tab.  To avoid this and similar issues, 10.X clients should be encouraged to wean their Designer users away from using the CU tab.

              • Re: Designer allows placement of "Critical" CUs from the CUs tab.

                You've nailed it, Josh.  I tested your hypothesis using the Sample Data on 10.2.1 and verified that the behavior is as you described.

                In addition to the convenience and efficiency advantages of using the CU Filter rather than the Table of Contents CU tab while working in Designer,

                there is the advantage that the CU Filter will prevent the use of potentially dangerous equipment in a new design.