Using Pre-built Template Displays, you don't need to build graphics at all. You can use the pre-built displays that come with WebAccess to view very Tag and Block, trend and alarm in your database, without ever building a single graphic. Of course, you can modify and customize theses default displays.
These displays are "template" displays: one display that acts as if it were hundreds of displays. The pre-built Template Displays include:
Alarm Summary - shows all current and unacknowledged alarms. Alarms can be sorted (time, priority, name etc) and filtered.
Alarm Log - shows a history of the last 10,000 alarms.
Alarm Groups - pre-defined groups of tags commonly used to temporarily disable alarming while parts of the system are taken out of service.(At least one Alarm Group must be configured to see this display. Easy as entering a single tag name in Project Manger).
Action Log - shows a history of the last 10,000 operator actions including logins, changes tags, and recipe downloads.
Data Log Trend - Shows Historical and Realtime data for tags configured with Data Log.. (At least one Data Log Trend Group must be configured to see this display and a Tag must have its Log Data field checked ) 12 tags at a time. Tags can be mixed and matched on the fly during run-time without loosing historical data.
Real-Time Trends - shows real-time trend data for and tag. (At least one Real-time Trend Group must be configured. Easy as entering a single tag name in Project Manger). These are short-term trends that are not written to the hard drive, for values that do not need log term storage (for example tuning parameters)
Faceplate Group - a Text Based display showing the values of tags entered into a list. The intent is a display of tags and blocks that is built quickly from a list defined by engineers and technicians. The default are text-only displays, but can be modified to include graphical "faceplate" type displays. Similar to those found in DCS systems. At least one faceplate group must be configured to see this display. Provides a 'drill down' hierarchy of Overview -> Group -> Block Detail -> Point Detail.
Overview Group - A summary Display of all Faceplate Groups. The default are text-only displays, but can be modified to include graphical "faceplate" type displays. Similar to those found in DCS systems. At least one faceplate group must be configured to see this display.
Point Detail Display - provides a full page Graphic for any tag in the system. It allows users view all details of every Tag in the system, including its current value and all the "Tag Fields" associated with the Tag or BLOCK:PARAMETER. Tag Fields include Alarm Limits, Hi and Lo Span, Address, other configuration data and run-time statuses. There are actually three Point Detail Displays ( Analog, Discrete and Text) that are called automatically based on the BLOCK:PARAMETER's or Tag's data type. Three standard Point Detail displays allow every tag to be viewed:
Analog Point Detail for Analog Type Tags,
Digital Point Detail for Digital and Discrete type tags, and
Text Point Detail for Text type Data. The Detail displays include Description, Alarms Alarm Limit Scale, Engineering units and about 30 fields associated with each tag.
Recipes - Shows any configured Recipe Displays. Allows users and operators to view, modify and download recipes. (At least one recipe must be configured to see this display).
Station Status - shows status of all communication Ports and automation devices (e.g. stations).
User Program Status - shows status of any configured user programs (i.e. 3rd Party or custom programs).
Global Script - shows status of any user-built 'scripts' used for custom reports, events, and calculations running on the SCADA node.
Video - shows any configured Video Cameras.
In order of appearance, the Out-of-the-Box system provides the following the Pre-built Displays and pop-up Dialog Boxes:
Welcome Graphic - with Login Prompt. Prompts users to login.
Login Dialog Box
Main Graphic (Main.bgr and Main.drw)- so users don't see a blank screen.
Notice the pre-built Toolbars for navigation to these displays and dialog boxes.
Try the pressing the Ctrl+F5 keys or Right Click -> Goto -> Point Detail or pick the button to call up the Point Info Dialog Box.