Training Course Agenda

SmartPlant Foundation 2008 (4.2) Introduction and Administration

This introductory administration course for SmartPlant and SmartPlant Foundation (SPF) is the first in a servies of Process, Plant and Marine classes introducing an administrator to the concepts and functionality available in the SPF 2008 product. This course provides an overview of the concepts and architecture of SmartPlant and SPF. The class includes a tour of the Desktop Client as well as basic end user functionality, such as creating new objects, searching and navigation, concurrent engineering and other object manipulations. The class covers the basics of System Administration, including the
security model, configuring file storage (vaults), SPF Progress, and token license setup and configuration. The course includes a brief demonstration of SmartPlant publish and retrieve functionality using SPF Authoring. Also included is a detailed look at the ability to create a new Plant Breakdown Structure and registration of authoring tools, such as SmartPlant P&ID and SmartPlant Instrumentation. The class is presented as a combination of lecture sessions followed by hands-on activity periods.

Topics Covered:

  • Concepts, Terminology and Architecture
  • Components and structure
  • SPF Database
  • Publish, Retrieve, Register
  • Environment Scope and User preferences
  • Overview of the Desktop Client
  • Create document, Attach file
  • Searching and FTR search
  • Navigation
  • Create AD Hoc Reports
  • File Viewing and Mark-Up
  • Object Check in/out
  • Reference Files
  • Subscribe, Sign-off, and Revise
  • Concurrent Engineering
  • Basic System Administration
  • Security Model
  • Plants and Projects
  • Hosts and Vaults
  • File types
  • Printers/print servers
  • Token license management
  • Web Portal
  • Progress
  • SmartPlant Foundation Installation and Configuration
  • SPF Authoring
  • Creating and Publishing a Plant Breakdown Structure (PBS)


  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windowns NT 2000, XP or Windows Server 2003
  • Knowledge of database administration (i.e. Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server)

Note: These topics will not necessarily be presented in this order.

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