To link documents to object using tag linking as described in About linking objects and documents, you need to import object numbers from the maintenance management system or other sources to create the proxy objects and maintain them in Meridian Enterprise. The proxy objects will require ongoing maintenance that involves updating the proxy objects in Meridian Enterprise when objects are deleted or changed in the maintenance management system or the physical plant so that the data remains accurate.
There are usually three possible sources for the object numbers:
When importing and maintaining object numbers, there are many issues to contend with, among others:
All of these issues are closely related to the operating procedures of the organization and the asset structure in the maintenance management system. A one-size-fits-all solution cannot and does not exist. Importing object numbers when the Asset Management Module is deployed and maintaining the proxy objects when the system is operational require customer-specific solutions, possibly supported by specific customization.
Given these issues, the goals of any solution are to:
The following topics describe provide some guidelines in how to achieve these goals.