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 EAM, Integration with SAP 3D Visual Enterprise

 

Technical Data

Technical Name of Business Function

LOG_EAM_VE_INT

Type of Business Function

Enterprise Business Function

Available From

Enhancement package 6 for SAP ERP 6.0

Enhancement package 6 for SAP ERP 6.0, version for SAP HANA

Technical Usage

Central Applications

Application Component

Plant Maintenance (PM)

Required Business Function

Simplified Management of EAM Functions 2 (LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_2)

This business function enables you to use the SAP 3D Visual Enterprise Viewer on the SAP Web user interface for Plant Maintenance to visualize technical objects, spare parts, and instructions. 2D and 3D model views as well as animated scenes make critical maintenance processes such as finding the spare parts you need and carrying out instructions quicker and easier.

Integration

The integration of the SAP 3D Visual Enterprise Viewer is available in the Business Package for Generic EAM Functions and in the Business Package for Maintenance Worker.

Prerequisites

  • You have installed the following components with the version mentioned or higher:

    Component Type

    Component

    Only Required for the Following Functions

    Software Component

    SAP_APPL 606

    EA-APPL 606

    SAP NetWeaver

    SAP NetWeaver 7.03

    SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP

    Graphical Application

    SAP Visual Enterprise Viewer 7.1

  • In Customizing for Cross-Application Components, SAP delivers the following default settings for Document Management:

    • The document types SP and VI are defined with the appropriate object links under Start of the navigation path Control Data Next navigation step Define Document Types End of the navigation path.

    • Under Start of the navigation path Visual Enterprise Generator Next navigation step Define Search Sequence for Viewable File End of the navigation path, the viewing applications Spare Part and Visual Instructions and the workstation application RH for the usage PM are assigned to the object links consisting of the SAP object and relevant document type.

Features

Assignment of Documents to Maintenance Orders

When you process maintenance orders in SAP GUI and on the SAP Web UI for Plant Maintenance, you can display, create, and assign documents. You can create new documents or search for documents and then assign them at order level or operation level. It is possible to navigate to a document info record and open the original application file, as long as it is stored on a central document server. Documents can be displayed for maintenance notifications and for the following reference objects of the maintenance order: equipment, functional location, and assembly.

For more information about assigning documents in orders in SAP GUI, see Document Assignments: Order.

Note Note

If you want to display 2D images or 3D scenes in task lists, you first have to allow the assignment of documents to task lists. The assignment of documents to task lists is not delivered with this business function; you must make the appropriate settings in Customizing. To do so, activate the following parameters in Customizing for Plant Maintenance and Customer Service under Start of the navigation path System Enhancements and Data Transfer Next navigation step Activate Functions for Enterprise Asset Management End of the navigation path.

  • DOC_TL_GUI (Document Assignment to Task List in SAP GUI)

    This function enables you to display and assign relevant documents at header and operation level when processing task lists in SAP GUI transactions for Plant Maintenance.

  • DOC_TL_WD (Document Assignment to Task List in Web Dynpro)

    This function enables you to display and assign relevant documents at header and operation level when processing task lists on the SAP Web user interface for Plant Maintenance.

For more information about assigning documents in task lists in SAP GUI, see Document Assignments: Task List.

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Visualization of Technical Objects in the Master Data

The SAP 3D Visual Enterprise Viewer enables you to display 2D images and 3D scenes directly in the master data of technical objects. You can use the display functions of the SAP 3D Visual Enterprise Viewer in the visualized model. For example, you can pull the model apart or rotate it, display a detailed view or a cross-section, as well as display associated parts lists.

For more information, see Visualization of Technical Objects in the Master Data.

Spare Parts Selection

Being able to use the SAP 3D Visual Enterprise Viewer to display spare parts and technical objects in 2D or 3D makes selecting spare parts much easier. If you have assigned the corresponding documents with RH files, you can open a 2D image or a 3D scene of the spare parts right from the order operation or task list operation, then select one or more spare parts and copy them to the spare parts list. The various display functions of the SAP 3D Visual Enterprise Viewer (such as pulling the model apart or rotating it) make it easier for you to select the parts. The system evaluates the International Article Number (EAN) and the manufacturer part number (MPN) to find the SAP material master record for the selected spare parts, and then converts any deviating units of measure where possible. Once you have finished selecting the spare parts, you can copy the list of spare parts to the order operation or task list operation.

For more information, see Spare Parts Selection.

Visual Instructions

Being able to play files with instructions consisting of many animated steps makes carrying out maintenance work much easier. Visual instructions can be animated 3D scenes that visualize each and every maintenance step at operation level, for example. In maintenance orders and task lists, you can store just one file with visual instructions per operation and then play the file. If you copy a task list to a maintenance order, the operations and the visual instructions assigned to them are copied as well.

For more information, see Visual Instructions.