With DBDOC, you can build your old graphics together with your new graphics. This capability makes checking the new graphics much easier.
Even more, DBDOC identifies many system issues, so you can clean them up and avoid copying them into the new system. Using DBDOC to tidy your system before conversion makes post-conversion clean up much easier.
1. Capture a picture of the old system graphics.
2. Identify used and unused tags, symbols and graphics in the old system.
3. Reduce the amount of training necessary.
Modern graphics systems are very poweful - but it takes significant training to become a proficient and safe user. For many, the only application of this training is to be able to find problems and fix them. Using the powerful tools opens up the danger of graphics being changed inadvertently. Why send people to costly training that is intended primarily for people who make graphics changes? The cost of installing DBDOC throughout your plant is about the cost of one week of training.
With DBDOC, you can significantly reduce the amount of training needed in order to accomplish faultfinding. Because DBDOC is strictly a read-only system, even inexperienced people can safely use DBDOC for troubleshooting, with no fear of accidentally changing something in the system.
4. Support the system more effectively while training.
The task of getting up to speed with new graphics is a tough one that takes significant time from the DCS specialists and some of the technicians. Using DBDOC for troubleshooting while this extra training is going on means that over-worked people will be able to support the plant while being trained.
If your experts have a copy of DBDOC on a laptop when they are away for training, they can assist people back at the plant much more easily.
5. Have a good picture of the old system while training on new techniques.
When people are trying to understand what they are being taught about the new graphics, it is very useful to be able to relate the new knowledge being presented to what they know from the existing system.
DBDOC allows them to study their new graphics while seeing the familiar ones. This helps make the training more effective, especially when training away from the plant.