5.7.4..2         Draw Text: Create PID Block Detail Display

Draw Text for descriptions and palceholders for dynamic data for the parameters in the PID Block:

To draw text on a graphic display:

1.   Modify the Text Settings by clicking the icon on the top toolbar.
In the example select Arial Bold, Transparent, Yellow foreground and Black background.

2.  Select OK.

3.  Click the Text icon  from the Bottom Toolbar.

4. Position the Text Starting Point with the Crosshair.

5. Click once to fix the Text Start Position.

6. Type in your text using your keyboard. (For example, type "MEAS").

7. Press the ENTER key when done.

8.  Repeat Steps 1 to 7 to create placeholder for the Measurement value.  Type seven characters.  
For example type "9999.99".

9.  To select both Text fields (i.e. SETPOINT and XXXXXX). Hold the left mouse button down and drag a rectangle that covers both text fields.

10. Right Click ->Edit -> Align.  

11. Select Align Center from Dialog Box


12.  Repeat Steps 1 to 11 to create  SP, OUT, and AM with placeholders fields for realtime data, Eng. Units and Tagname.  

For example type:

MEAS  9999.99   DEGF
SP      9999.99
OUT       999.9   %OPEN

HIGH ALARM: 9999.99
LOW ALARM: 9999.99


Next Step is to animate Text