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7/07/21

Optimise your notification management

Author: Ian Greeves

When you work with EPLAN software, you will undoubtedly have received a message when creating a design. That does not mean that you are doing the wrong thing. Notifications help you avoid problems in your schedules and take the quality of your project to a higher level. In fact, it's virtually impossible to create a project without notifications.

When you start optimising your notification management on time, you will ultimately save time and result in error-free projects. EPLAN offers various options for setting up and processing your messages as required. How do you do that? In this blog we give you tips for setting up your notifications.

What is notification management?

Alert management is an important part of your engineering process. They are therefore not so much error messages, but extra control options. After this check you adjust your schedule to ensure that this schedule meets the predetermined requirements and conditions. This way you prevent incorrect output and you deliver a schedule of a high level, so that your performer can deliver the same quality again. Notifications also provide a basis for standardisation. Drawings must meet certain requirements, whereby notifications can serve as a reminder for compliance.

 

Set your notifications yourself

EPLAN is suitable for many disciplines. As a result, you can receive notifications about various matters that you sometimes do not even find relevant. Therefore, determine in advance for each project which points will be checked so that you only receive the reports that are relevant to you. In addition, you can choose when to receive the notifications. You can see these directly on each individual page of the project, or only after the entire project has been completed. Keep in mind that you can receive a huge number of reports at the end of a large project and that is not always desirable.

 

You can also configure the monitoring rules of the messages yourself. The schedules are then checked for the notifications you have set and you will not be bothered with notifications that are not relevant to you.

 

Start processing your notifications on time

You would do well to manage your notifications at an early stage so that you avoid many notifications later. The engineering process consists of a number of consecutive steps: the design phase of a macro project or scheme, the check phase, the test phase and ultimately the use. By immediately checking which notifications occur after the creation of a macro project or scheme, you can then immediately optimise them. After you have resolved the indicated messages, you can test whether the project delivers the desired output. Then you can use the schedules and macro projects without any worries.

 

Icons

You can use a number of icons to make the different types of notifications transparent. For example, you can set a notification as a comment, a kind of warning for things that are not necessarily wrong, but require extra attention. In addition, you can of course also set an error message as a warning or real error message. These different categories make your notification management easier to use.

 

Use EPLAN Help

When you receive a notification within your drawing, it is important to process and resolve it as soon as possible. However, you are not alone. You can select the correct solution via the EPLAN Help menu. It will show you exactly where the error is in your schedule and how to fix it.

 

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