Creating a New Project - Johnson Controls - LIT-12012585 - Software Application - JEM: Johnson Controls Enterprise Management - 1.3.1

Metasys Enterprise Management Professional Productivity Tool (PPT) Guide

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Johnson Controls Enterprise Management
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User Guide
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You can create a new Professional Productivity Tool project from a System Configuration Tool (SCT) database.

About this task

Complete the following steps to create a new project in the Professional Productivity Tool:


  1. Open SCT.
  2. Click Create Archive Backup. You can make a backup of the entire site, or the part of the site that you want to publish to JEM.
    Note: The System Configuration Tool archive must be version 6.0 or later. Version 12.0 and later is the most effective because the Professional Productivity Tool can read space information available at this release.
  3. Copy the backup file to the C:\ProgramData\Johnson Controls\PPT\Backupsfolder.
  4. Rename the archive backup file to include the version of SCT.
    For example, if the original SCT archive file is Project.backup and you use SQL 2014, you can rename the file to SCT2014_Project.backup. This is useful to avoid conflicts between different SQL Servers, or between SCT and PPT files. If you need to rename the backup file, you must ensure that there is no extra punctuation in the file name, for example, a full stop. You must ensure that there are no spaces before the final extension .xlsx.
  5. Open the Professional Productivity Tool.
  6. Select New Project from SCT.
  7. Select a System Configuration Tool archive database from the list of available options.
    If the name of the archive database that you want to use is not in the list of available options, you must complete the following steps:
    1. Click Restore SCT Backup on the Select SCT Archive window.
    2. Click Restore when you locate the backup that you want to use.
    3. Select the name of the archive that you want to use when it appears in the Select SCT Archive window.
    4. Click OK.
  8. Rename the Project name to something meaningful. Do not use the default archive name.
    Note: It is also essential that the Portfolio name you use matches the Portfolio name of your Johnson Controls Enterprise Management Project. Johnson Controls Enterprise Management cannot successfully import portfolio data from a Professional Productivity Tool database with a different portfolio name.
  9. Select either Default Profiles or User Selected Profiles with the radio buttons. For more information about profiles, see Project Settings Profile.
  10. Click OK.
    There is a delay while the Project tree builds from the SCT archive.
  11. Configure the Project Tree in the Create Project Tree pane. You can use the Project Tree to arrange the position of equipment and data points within your Professional Productivity Tool database. By default, the Project Tree contains the tiers Company, Site 1, Building 1. You can rename these with titles more suitable for your portfolio.
    You cannot rename these tiers later in the configuration process. It is important to take the time necessary to accurately label each location and building in your project.
  12. Right-click the Project Tree pane to add more sites or buildings to the Project Tree. To add more sites or buildings to the Project Tree, you must complete the following steps:
    1. Right-click the Project Tree.
    2. Select either Add Building or Add Location from the drop-down list. The new building or site displays in the Project Tree.
    3. Right-click on the new building or site that you add.
    4. Click Rename to rename the building or site.
  13. Select the supervisory devices in the SCT Tree list and drag them to their corresponding location within the Project Tree.
    You must determine if you want to populate the Project Tree fully. The Auto-run feature is not set as the project creation feature by default. Auto-run instructs the Professional Productivity Tool to run the Portfolio Populate feature for all equipment, and creates a Site Assessment Summary. To use the Auto-run feature, select the Auto-run check box.
  14. Click Proceed.
    A prompt appears. You can select Yes if you want PPT to read the Ontology Trees from the SCT. You can select No if you do not want PPT to read the Ontology Trees from the SCT. For the initial assessment, you do not need to read the Ontology Trees. For the final assessment, you must choose if you want to use the SCT 12 configurations.


Your SCT data is in the Professional Productivity Tool. Depending on the size of your project, it may take several minutes to appear in PPT. Allow at least one minute per 1000 points. You can close the project when the SCT data population process in PPT is complete.