Shape Properties

If you have purchased the Proficy Portal Enterprise edition, you can animate the shapes in your analysis displays. Animations dynamically update specific shape properties based on the value of the shape's data source. The shape property that you animate is the target property. For example, suppose you animate the vertical fill percentage property of a shape and you connect the shape to a data source tag that changes values from 0 to 100. As the value changes, Proficy Portal updates the fill of the shape, as the following table describes.   

When the value is...

The shape is...


Not filled.


one-quarter filled.


Half filled.


three-quarters filled.


Completely filled.


By animating a shape, you can create analysis displays that are more meaningful to your users. For example, you can show when a fan is in operation by rotating it; you can show the inventory level by vertically filling a rectangular bar; or, you can show users the location of their packages in a tracking application by animating the horizontal and vertical position properties of a colored circle on a map. For more information about animations, refer to the section Animations in the Shapes & Animations book.

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