Drawing objects

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Drawing objects

Drawing toolbarZoom functionRectangleEmbedded alarm listAnimated symbolsGrid controlEmbedded graphWindows buttonEmbedded subdiagramsGroup boxTo connect a standard descriptordirectly to an IGSS object,choose ”Objects” > ”Standard Descriptors” >(Descriptor Type)


Library toolbarDrag and drop onto process diagram!Your favourite graphicsobjects(bmp, wmf, emf, gif, etc.)Your favouriteIGSS objects(symbols only)Name ofthumbnailChange thumbnaildimensionsAdd newobject


The Font toolbarTIP:Instead of integrating texts in a diagram background picture,insert and format the texts directly in Definition. This gives you completecontrol of type face and size.TypefaceType sizeBold Italic Underline


The Color paletteChange color for lines, texts, etc.Choose drawing object(s) orobject symbol(s) on the diagramand choose the relevant color.Background color for diagramIn the ”Format” menu, click”Set Background Color”to apply a new color to the diagram.


Standard descriptors (1)Drawing objectsLinePolygonWindows controlsCommand buttonCombo boxProgress barCheck boxesRadio buttons


Standard descriptors (2)Graphics filesBitmaps as object symbols(command buttons)Diagram reference(thumbnails)Multimedia filesBind *.avi or animated *.gif file to object value/state (analog, digital or counter)


Standard descriptors (3)ActiveX controlsBind to object valueChange alarm limit or setpointMultiple displays in oneActiveX controlExamples:- GMS Angular Gauge:http://www.globalmajic.com/- Symbol Factory:http://www.softwaretoolbox.com


Connect IGSS objects tostandard descriptorsSTEP 1:Position andresize the descriptorSTEP 3:Choose the object. For some descriptorsonly certain object types are available.STEP 2:Right-click the descriptorand choose ”Connect”


Connect IGSS objects tostandard descriptorsSTEP 4:Define the button face name.STEP 5:The final button whichjumps to a diagram.


Reconnect / DisconnectReconnectWhen you choose ”Reconnect”,another object of the same typecan be chosen.DisconnectWhen you choose ”Disconnect”,the standard descriptor is disconnectedfrom the IGSS object.


Online Demo• Drawing toolbar• Library toolbar• Standard descriptors(Windows controls and multimedia files)• Connect/Reconnect (command button)


Grid control - editingFloating property sheet(direct editing of cells)


IGSS Dashboard


Here’s a dashboard !Applicationbutton(Doughnut)Ribbon(contextsensitive)Widgets


The goal of the Dashboard• Quick overview of process status• Quick overview of key values in the process• Provide analysis tools for the user todetermine corrective action• Provide dashboards for non-IGSS users(The dashboard client only needs an ODBC connection to theserver – not charged as an operator station)


How the Dashboard works …Configuration’s report folderIGSS ODBC ServerThe server must be running.Delivers data to the Dashboard.Dashboard 1Dashboard 2Views available in the Dashboard –called WidgetsDashboard 3• LOG data• Reduced data (BCL)• Graph data• Online data• Audit Trail• Memo sticker• Web pagesMemo text is saved in text filesEach memo is saved in a separate .txtfile in the configuration’s report folder.Setup and Startup- Dashboard can be started automatically.This Is set up in System Configuration.


Dashboards and memos are filesDASH and TXT files are saved in the report folder• A dashboard is saved as a .dash file• A .dash file can be used as a dashboard template• DASH files can be backed up (SystemConfiguration)• Memo text is saved in .txt files• TXT files can be reused in multiple dashboards


Comparison: Diagram vs DashboardDashboardFocuses on key process valuesShaped by users’ experienceQuick overviewsCombines LOG and BCL values with onlinevalues and graphs in one viewAutomatic update of all data typesSpecial features in maximized widgetsDiagram in SuperviseFocuses on physical process setupShaped by the physical worldDetailed process diagramsCombines online values and graphs(LOG and BCL accessible through ObjectHistorian)Automatic update of online values andgraphsSame features in normal and maximizedview


Exercise:Create a pump station dashboardThe finaldashboard


View mode• The Dashboard starts in View mode• The only tab available is ViewThe user selects a data period.A time offset can be defined forthe individual widget.


Configuration mode• Press CTRL + D to enter configuration mode• The Configuration tab allows you to add widgets tothe dashboard• When a widget is selected, the Widget and [Typespecific]tabs appear.TIP: Hold down SHIFT when youadd a widget. The focus will remainin the Configuration tab.The default dashboard will beloaded on startup.

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