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Finding System Information in InduSoft Web Studio

Select System Information to open the System Information window, which provides information about the following:

System Information: Displays details about your operating system.
Network Resources: Displays details about your computer’s network.
Applications: Lists the applications that are running.
Processes: Displays all Windows tasks that are running.
Services: Lists the Windows NT/2000 services being used by IWS (Windows NT/2000 only). Continue reading

Using a Function in InduSoft Web Studio to Return your Wireless Network Name

GETSSID is a small sample app for InduSoft Web Studio HMI software that uses a function defined in the main procedures called GetSSID. It is created using various VBScript Class Objects and their Properties which returns name of the wiress network that your computer is connected to in a MessageBox. If your computer is not connected to a wireless network, the MessageBox is blank. The function is called from a script in a button object on a popup screen. Continue reading

Handling Binary Large Objects (BLOBs) in MS SQL Server Using the InduSoft Web Studio Database Gateway (StADOSvr.exe)

InduSoft Web Studio users sometimes need to handle SCADA or HMI data that are stored in formats which are outside of the ranges of InduSoft Web Studio tag types. InduSoft Web Studio handles Integer, Real, Boolean, and String. However, in some cases, data records are simply image files stored in a database in “Image” or “Large Binary” column format, and this data won’t map to any of the InduSoft Web Studio tag types. Continue reading

Using X, Y, and Z Axis Control and Display in InduSoft Web Studio

In a previous blog, we demonstrated how to build a rotating indicator display in InduSoft Web Studio. This week, we’ll take that control and add a third axis to the application in order to address operational considerations and instrument display for 3 physical dimensions, and discuss addressing more than 3 axes. Continue reading

New InduSoft Web Studio Sample Application: Custom Widget Library Web Browser

This application for InduSoft Web Studio demonstrates how to use the WebBrowser custom widget from the product library, allowing the user to:

Set the URL property of the custom widget to display:
Offline content (videos, pdf documents, etc)
Online content (web sites, YouTube videos, etc)
Capture and handle events generated by the Web Browser Continue reading

Hardkey or Softkey? What you need to know about InduSoft Web Studio License Keys

There are two types of license keys for the InduSoft Web Studio HMI SCADA software. Hardkeys and Softkeys. The type of key you’re given will depend on how you intend to use your SCADA software, and whether you want to develop applications, or merely run them in industrial machines. Continue reading

Developing a Plan for Updating Legacy Systems

The case for and against legacy systems

It’s not uncommon for SCADA and HMI systems to run to the point of failure, but is that really the best way to ensure future growth and stability? It’s time for companies to evaluate how much their legacy systems may be costing them in terms of reduced productivity and long-term stability. It’s entirely possible to update legacy HMI and SCADA projects to better, more stable software, without undoing all the hard work of designing the system in the first place.  Continue reading

InduSoft Web Studio Symbol of the Week: Simple Minimal Symbols

These are minimal, simple, easy-to-understand symbols for InduSoft Web Studio SCADA/HMI software. For the bar graph and sliders there are 2 variations, with and without a scale. The clocks are 12 hour with AM/PM, and one displays the day of the week. The Push button is only momentary. You can change the on/off text (OnLabel/OffLabel) for the Push Button and Pilot Light. Continue reading

Using Multi-Touch for a Single InduSoft Web Studio Screen

In InduSoft Web Studio it’s possible to configure multi-touch gestures in order to help zoom in or rotate and bring to focus information on an object or a single screen. This particular use could include creating a screen background with a schematic or process diagram that is too complex to view when looking at the whole screen. We’re showing this functionality today on a wind power application to mark our month of alternative energy, but this can be applied to almost any InduSoft Web Studio project. Continue reading