Create structured, validated and approved breakdowns


Generator is an application which allows the next number in a sequence to be generated for specified numbering formats known as “breakdowns”. It is usually used for generating tag numbers but can be applicable to other structured numbering formats (e.g. document numbers).

These breakdowns are built up of several groups, “break groups”, all of which have a range of permitted values. These permitted values could be a list of lookup options e.g. facility code, system number or regular expression text strings.

The application allows users to generate a new number by selecting options for each break group and identifying where in the string the sequence number is located. It will then look at the existing register and generate the next available unique number that matches the options selected.

Benefits of Generator


Always Consistent

Specific and structured numbering formats ensure breakdowns are always consistent.


Next Number Guaranteed

Direct links to the existing register ensures that you get the next available unique number that matches the options selected.


Fully auditable

Approval workflows can be fully configured and references recorded to capture an audit of source.

Key Features

Generate 'Next Numbers'


A breakdown can be selected, options can be set and the next numbers for the selected options will be generated and displayed to the user, also giving a preview functionality.

Batch Generation


Batch generation mode allows multiple sets of numbers, following different breakdown patterns or different options to be generated under a single job with the same reference name.

Job History and Approval


Historical jobs that have been created within the Generator application are displayed for a full audit trail. When numbers are generated, any ‘approval users’ will be notified, and these will be pending prior to approval.

Generator works seamlessly with the following software: 


Our modular approach to Information Management software is fully customisable and allows you to pick and choose modules to suit your needs. Generator is fully compatible with the following applications:


Manage, edit and compare asset database content and structures.


Visualise and find 1D, 2D
and 3D asset database content.


Create and view relationships between information and documents.


Collect, review and share engineering information through templates.