During modeling, user should know the specific properties of component. One convenient option, by flying a pointer on particular component and it should list those properties of component in tooltip.
Below are the steps to configure the settings.
Make Sure AutoPLANT applications are completely closed.
Open the file C:\Program Files(x86)\Bentley\Plant V8i\Modules\Base\Methods.ini. in Notepad.
Find the section [BASE_WORLD_METHODS].
Uncomment the following line by removing the characters ;// that exist at the beginning of the line as seen below: TOOLTIPS_METHOD = Common\Tooltips ; at_Tooltips_setTooltip
Save and close the Methods.ini file.
Open the file C:\Program Files (x86)\Bentley\Plant V8i\Modules\Base\common\Tooltips.ebs using the Script Editor.
Add lines highlighted in yellow in below image.
3. Save the file.
4. Open AutoPLANT drawing rollover mouse on component, tooltip will show additional properties SHOP_FLD,CLASS. Values for component.