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InduSoft Symbol of the Week – Thermostats for Building Automation, Food Safety, Cooling Applications, and more!

This symbol set was created with building automation in mind, but thermostat controls have many applications across industries like food safety, industrial refrigeration, plastic injection, and pharmaceutical production. In many of these applications, temperature control and reports are required for auditing and recall purposes. Continue reading

InduSoft Symbol of the Week – Directional Gauge for Drilling and Monitoring Rig Operations

Does your directional drilling steering control system “cut it”? Directional drilling and monitoring of wellbore and other rig operations are increasingly automated, and this week’s symbol is designed to make that automation much easier. Road construction or bridge support construction applications and CNC drilling machines may all find this symbol useful in monitoring equipment. Continue reading

InduSoft Symbol of the Week – Green Energy Symbols

“Green Energy” and alternative energy solutions are increasingly common, and require monitoring like any other energy application. This symbol set will allow you to quickly build dashboards for all types of energy and power monitoring solutions. Continue reading

InduSoft Symbol of the Week – Mobile Access Dashboard Symbols

These symbols are a great addition to an attractive Mobile Access dashboard for InduSoft web Studio applications. They’re easy to read on tablets and smartphones and should display similarly across all devices for a standardized look and feel. Continue reading

Symbols in InduSoft Web Studio

There are 3 main reasons to use symbols in your InduSoft Web Studio SCADA Software project.

Create consistent look and a common user interface by using symbols throughout your project. This reduces overall development time while keeping the user interface familiar and easy to use.
A single point of change. When using a symbol over and over on any screen, it references the “Linked Symbol” in the project symbol library. This allows you to change the symbol design, for example color or behavior, and the symbol is updated everywhere it was used.
Custom Properties. By understanding a simple syntax, you can easily define “custom properties” and how a symbol behaves to provide an easy-to-use, simplified interface. Continue reading