Production Tracking Configuration

It is strongly recommended that you design a tracking model that meets your company's requirements before you configure the PRT database using the Tracker Configuration User Interface (TrackerCfg_UI).

You can easily configure your database using the Tracking Model Wizard that walks you through each step of the configuration process. Properties for your regions, groups, items and the rest are all set using familiar dialog boxes in one contained structure.

You can also open any of the configuration dialog boxes at any time through the PRT tree .

Steps that describe PRT configuration using the Tracking Model Wizard include:

Step 1 Enable the Tracker Configuration User Interface for PRT.
Step 2 Start the Tracking Model Wizard.
Step 3 Configure regions.
Step 4 Configure routes.
Step 5 Configure item types. These items may:
  • Be Individual items.
  • Combine to a single location (Combine Items Tracking Region).
  • Disperse to reside at individual physical locations (Disperse Items Tracking Region).
  • Be associated items (both physically and logically connected).
Step 6 Configure PRT Services.
Step 7 Configure system definitions.
Step 8 Finish basic Tracking Model configuration.
Step 9 Do additional Tracking configuration.
Step 10 Use Tracker configuration tools.
Important: A source PRT project must have a remote project login configured for the destination project through the prt_client.
Tip: You can exit the Wizard anytime and pick up where you left off later. Upon exiting the Wizard you may receive a message box asking if you want points configured automatically for you. Clicking Yes will save you the time and effort of configuring a number of points for which default values will be provided.
Note: The Tracker Configuration User Interface is a new feature developed to better help you configure and maintain your tracking data. However, for reference purposes the .idt files that some clients are accustomed to using are outlined in the topic Identify the Configuration Files.