Object Networking (CS-BD/PM-EQM-ON)
The Plant Maintenance (PM) application component provides functions with which you can represent the links that exist between various technical objects or systems (pieces of equipment or functional locations). Such links exist, for example, between production units alone, between production systems and supply systems and between supply and disposal systems. You represent an object network using the object links. You can therefore structure your technical systems horizontally.
The following are reasons for using object links:
In addition to horizontal structuring using object networks, the PM application component also provides structuring options that allow the user to structure technical systems vertically, in other words, hierarchically. Horizontal and vertical structuring options can be combined.
PM provides the following options for structuring technical systems hierarchically:
For more information on hierarchic structuring types, seeTechnical Objects (Structuring of Technical Systems).