Sopatra File Group

Last modified on September 13th, 2021.


In Import Analyzer, select the ‘Sopatra’ tab.

Click the dropdown to select an existing process.

Select the plus icon to start a new process.

Enter a meaning name for the new process.

SOP and Time Dist tab will be the only two tabs that can be selected. The other tabs will be available once the SOP is uploaded.

SOP Tab

Drag and drop or click to upload a SOP file (.docx or .txt).

Click save to save the SOP upload or cancel to discard it.

Click on Download link to download existing File.

After an upload, two options will appear. 'User the Default Branch Templates' and 'Split Action Diagram Into Parent/Child Diagrams Upon Completion'. 'User the Default Branch Templates' will be checked as default and 'Split Action Diagram Into Parent/Child Diagrams Upon Completion' will be unchecked by default.

Having 'User the Default Branch Templates' checked will result in an Action diagram with these default branches: Environment, Plant, Automation Input Device, Automation Output Display, Operator, Operator-LTM, and Operator-WM.

Having 'User the Default Branch Templates' unchecked will result in an Action Diagram with no default branches.

Having 'Split Action Diagram Into Parent/Child Diagrams Upon Completion' unchecked will result in Action diagram being completely expand.

Having 'Split Action Diagram Into Parent/Child Diagrams Upon Completion' checked will result in Action diagram being decomposed.

For more information please see SOP File (.docx or .txt).

Time Dist Tab (Optional)

Click on the Time Dist tab.

Drag and drop or click to upload a Time Distribution file (.xlsx or .csv).

Click save to save the Time Distribution file upload or cancel to discard it.

After the uploaded and saved a new green button will appear. Click the 'Load Time Only' to load the data into project.

Note: Only need to run 'Load Time Only' once per project if file contains all the Time Distribution.

Click on Download link to download existing File.

To remove file once it been uploaded click on the delete link next to Remove Exiting file.

For more information please see Time Distribution Database File (.xlsx or .csv).

Input Devices Tab (Optional)

Click on the Input Devices tab.

Drag and drop or click to upload a Input Devices file (.docx or .txt).

Click save to save the Time Distribution file upload or cancel to discard it.

Click on Download link to download existing File.

To remove file once it been uploaded click on the delete link next to Remove Exiting file.

Note: A default list of input devices have been already loaded into Sopatra.

For more information please see Input Devices File (.docx or .txt).

Output Display Tab (Optional)

Click on the Output Display tab.

Drag and drop or click to upload a Output Display file (.docx or .txt).

Click save to save the Output Display file upload or cancel to discard it.

Click on Download link to download existing File.

To remove file once it been uploaded click on the delete link next to Remove Exiting file.

For more information please see Output Display File (.docx or .txt).

Acronyms Tab (Optional)

Click on the Acronyms tab.

Drag and drop or click to upload a Acronyms file (.docx or .txt).

Click save to save the Acronyms file upload or cancel to discard it.

Click on Download link to download existing File.

To remove file once it been uploaded click on the delete link next to Remove Exiting file.

For more information please see Acronyms File (.docx or .txt).

Running Sopatra

Once all the SOP file and any of the optional files have been uploaded to run Sopatra click the purple 'Run Sopatra' button. This will generate the process in the form of an Action Diagram and navigate to Diagrams View.

For more information please see Sopatra Diagrams View.

Sopatra File Group

Last modified on September 13th, 2021. 


In Import Analyzer, select the ‘Sopatra’ tab.

Click the dropdown to select an existing process.

Select the plus icon to start a new process.

Enter a meaning name for the new process.

SOP and Time Dist tab will be the only two tabs that can be selected. The other tabs will be available once the SOP is uploaded.

SOP Tab

Drag and drop or click to upload a SOP file (.docx or .txt).

Click save to save the SOP upload or cancel to discard it.

Click on Download link to download existing File.

After an upload, two options will appear. ‘User the Default Branch Templates’ and ‘Split Action Diagram Into Parent/Child Diagrams Upon Completion’. ‘User the Default Branch Templates’ will be checked as default and ‘Split Action Diagram Into Parent/Child Diagrams Upon Completion’ will be unchecked by default.

Having ‘User the Default Branch Templates’ checked will result in an Action diagram with these default branches: Environment, Plant, Automation Input Device, Automation Output Display, Operator, Operator-LTM, and Operator-WM.

Having ‘User the Default Branch Templates’ unchecked will result in an Action Diagram with no default branches.

Having ‘Split Action Diagram Into Parent/Child Diagrams Upon Completion’ unchecked will result in Action diagram being completely expand.

Having ‘Split Action Diagram Into Parent/Child Diagrams Upon Completion’ checked will result in Action diagram being decomposed.

For more information please see SOP File (.docx or .txt).

Time Dist Tab (Optional)

Click on the Time Dist tab.

Drag and drop or click to upload a Time Distribution file (.xlsx or .csv).

Click save to save the Time Distribution file upload or cancel to discard it.

After the uploaded and saved a new green button will appear. Click the ‘Load Time Only’ to load the data into project.

Note: Only need to run ‘Load Time Only’ once per project if file contains all the Time Distribution.

Click on Download link to download existing File.

To remove file once it been uploaded click on the delete link next to Remove Exiting file.

For more information please see Time Distribution Database File (.xlsx or .csv).

Input Devices Tab (Optional)

Click on the Input Devices tab.

Drag and drop or click to upload a Input Devices file (.docx or .txt).

Click save to save the Time Distribution file upload or cancel to discard it.

Click on Download link to download existing File.

To remove file once it been uploaded click on the delete link next to Remove Exiting file.

Note: A default list of input devices have been already loaded into Sopatra.

For more information please see Input Devices File (.docx or .txt).

Output Display Tab (Optional)

Click on the Output Display tab.

Drag and drop or click to upload a Output Display file (.docx or .txt).

Click save to save the Output Display file upload or cancel to discard it.

Click on Download link to download existing File.

To remove file once it been uploaded click on the delete link next to Remove Exiting file.

For more information please see Output Display File (.docx or .txt).

Acronyms Tab (Optional)

Click on the Acronyms tab.

Drag and drop or click to upload a Acronyms file (.docx or .txt).

Click save to save the Acronyms file upload or cancel to discard it.

Click on Download link to download existing File.

To remove file once it been uploaded click on the delete link next to Remove Exiting file.

For more information please see Acronyms File (.docx or .txt).

Running Sopatra

Once all the SOP file and any of the optional files have been uploaded to run Sopatra click the purple ‘Run Sopatra’ button. This will generate the process in the form of an Action Diagram and navigate to Diagrams View.

For more information please see Sopatra Diagrams View.