Step 3. Define the Files for the Broadcast Session

WebView Standard insures that a selected CimView screen is a read-only file when viewed during a broadcast session. It does this by converting the .cim file into graphics output. A .png file that you name holds the graphic output. An HTML file then displays the graphics output through a Web browser.





CimView screen

Name and location of the .cim screen  that generates the graphics file during the broadcast session.

Browse opens a Find CimView screen dialog box to find and select the screen.


Output file

Name and location of the .png file that will hold the graphic output and display the graphics through a Web Browser.

Browse opens a Find PNG dialog box to find and select the screen.

Default: The selected .cim screen name.

Note: If you:

Do not specify a location, WebView Standard places the file in the ...\Program Files\GE Fanuc\Proficy CIMPLICITY\WebPages\WebView directory.

Do not enter a file name, a user can view the .png file through the Web browser. However, the screen will not refresh itself, since the refresh rate is specified in the HTML template. (The user will need to enter the .png extension when entering the URL.)


HTML file

Automatically created file that displays the graphics through the browser.


HTML template

Used to create the HTML file.

Default: refresh-IE5-template.html

This template specifies the rate at which the Web browser will collect and display a new copy of the graphic file. Whether the new copy is different from the previous depends on the update rate specified in the Session Properties dialog box (See Step 2) and, of course, if the CimView screen has changed.

You can use this template, modify it or create your own.

Refresh-template.html is located in the CIMPLICITY\HMI\WebPages\template\Broadcast folder.

More information

WebView broadcast session configuration.