Aspen Basic Engineering: Project and Administrator Configuration

Course Id:  EBE201   |   Duration:  2.00 day(s)   |   CEUs Awarded:  1.4   |   Level:  Intermediate

Course Objective

Learn how to configure Aspen Basic Engineering (ABE) to meet your specific needs, and the structure of ABE modules. Develop organization/industry/project specific datasheets and symbols and customize data model to reflect industry specific objects and attributes. Capture and apply organizational/standard work practices by creating a customized knowledge base.

Course Overview

  • Develop a working knowledge of the architecture and implementation options associated with Aspen Basic Engineering (ABE)
  • Learn how to use ABE administration tools to setup projects and configure workspace settings
  • Recognize how multiple data sets are used and interpreted by ABE and external applications
  • Learn how to create class libraries, define datasheets, and create symbols and labels
  • Examine the major features of the ABE Rules Editor for setting up knowledge base items


  •  Gain an understanding of how the various modules of Aspen Basic Engineering are structured
  •  Develop organization/industry/project specific datasheets and symbols; customize data model to reflect industry specific objects and attributes
  •  Capture and apply organizational/standard work practices by creating a customized knowledge base
  •  Maintain separate data sets and corresponding documents for various scenarios
  •  Progress and monitor drawings and datasheets through issue/revision cycles


Engineers or project personnel responsible for configuring and customizing Aspen Basic Engineering to fit organizational/industry needs


  •  Discussion about the general approach and the key elements of the software
  •  Demonstrations of features
  •  Instructor-guided exercises
  •  Hands-on workshops that apply learned concepts
  •  Detailed course notes


  •  Successfully completed EBE101 Aspen Basic Engineering: End User Basics (Aspen Zyqad)
  •  Previous experience of using Aspen Basic Engineering on projects is beneficial but not required
  •  A background in process/project engineering is helpful but not required
  •  A basic understanding of Microsoft Windows and client/server principles is beneficial
  •  Note: This course is typically scheduled in conjunction with the EBE101 Aspen Basic Engineering: End User Basics (Aspen Zyqad) class

Class Schedule

Class Agenda

EBE201: Aspen Basic Engineering: Project and Administrator Configuration

System Overview an Administration

  •  Discuss simplified architecture and implementation options
  •  Explain the folder structure and files within Aspen Basic Engineering
  •  Introduce the Aspen Basic Engineering Administration Tool
  •  Review workspace setup and configuration
  •  Access control inside Workspace
  •  Workshop: System Overview & Administration Tutorial
  • Setup a configuration file
  • Create a project workspaces
  • Configure the workspace
  • Specify configuration parameters

Class Library Editor
  •  Identify and explain the Class Library Editor:
  • Class Structure
  • Library Structure
  •  Review object-oriented Technology Concepts used in Aspen Basic Engineering
  •  Workshop Part 1: Create an application class view
  •  Workshop Part 2: Manage other library constructs
  •  Workshop Part 3: Units of Measure

Datasheet Definition
  •  Introduce the datasheet lifecycle
  •  Discuss the datasheet definition steps
  •  Workshop: Defining Datasheets Tutorial -
  • Create the outline
  • Setup the Datasheet Definer
  • Define the Datasheet
  • Create and map the fields
  • Generate the Template and Add the Datasheet to a Workspace

Symbol and Label Definition
  •  Identify and explain symbol and label definitions
  •  Review steps for creating symbols and labels
  •  Workshop: Defining Symbols and labels Tutorial-
  • Use Graphic Definer Tool
  • Define Symbol
  • Define Labels
  • Add Symbols and Labels to workspace

The Bridge Application
  •  Identify and explain the Bridge concept as it relates to Aspen Basic Engineering
  •  Use the Bridge Application to create and run a bridge
  •  Workshop: The Bridge Application Tutorial –
  • Define a bridge that imports mass balance data from an Excel spreadsheet using the class view created in the class library editor workshop.

Knowledge Base Introduction
  •  Review the Knowledge Base structure and how knowledge base items can be used
  •  Explore the Rule Language, its syntax and use to define knowledge base items
  •  Review Knowledge Base Examples
  •  Workshop: Knowledge Base Introduction Tutorial –
  • Use the ABE Rules Editor to create Knowledge Bases
  • Review the sample KB items

Aspen Technology, Inc. awards Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for training classes conducted by our organization. One CEU is granted for every 10 hours of class participation.