Prevent selection of unit procedures when scheduling Batches
On creation of a new scheduled Batch from the Batch Schedule overview the procedure can be selected from a new UI that pops up. This window has filters to prevent seeing unit/operation/and exception procedures. How can I lock these filters so that the operator can never select a procedure of those types.
Yeah, its a pain. You cant AFAIK.
If your recipies are simple and well structured you might find it easier to use the Excel based scheduler instead. There are instructions on how to use this tool in Appendix P through S of the Batch Configuration manual.
Basically, your engineer/planner (or whoever manages your recipes) sets up recipe values in an Excel Spreadsheet, and your operators simply pick a recipe from a simple DropDown in a Batch Scheduler aspect. Operators never need to see Excel recipes or deal with the somewhat clunky Batch Schedule Overview at all. And they can only pick recipes that they can actually use. The excel based recipe then picks the correct batch procedure.
It takes a little work to set up the excel based recipes, but we found it well worth the effort.