These binary displays can be used to display Integer tags in binary. They can be used for troubleshooting, to display PLC bits, or to understand how to use tag properties within symbols. For example the syntax #TagName:AnalogValue_->B0 is used to show bit 0. Continue reading
This week’s symbol is a colorful symbol set of round buttons each capable of acting as a Momentary or Maintained type of push button. Continue reading
This symbol was designed to easily see the relationship between four different variables. It can be used for key performance indicators, different machines, or any four points of data. Continue reading
Want to make an easy gauge that shows important data at a glance in analog and digital format? We’ve put together a gauge template that will allow you to easily customize your own gauges. Continue reading
These great looking trends are this week’s symbol of the week. Use them in your dashboards to give contextual trend data to your values. Trends like these make it easier to see a gradual decline in efficiency or a slow creep toward machine problems, instead of only getting an alarm when it’s too late. Trends put data in context and make it much easier to understand and act on. Continue reading
This week, we have an eye-catching multi-color slider that can be used for quickly evaluating values within a designated range. Perfect for industrial cooling and refrigeration applications, or any application that required monitoring values within a set range. Continue reading
InduSoft is always busy improving the tools that make developing applications easier and quicker, and we want to share our efforts with you! We’re working on creating one new symbol each week that you can employ in your applications. Please feel free to modify and share these symbols, and tell us what you want to see! We’re always interested in hearing from you what symbols or symbol libraries you’re looking for.
It’s easy to use or build a Pie Chart for use in any InduSoft Web Studio application. Certainly, there are many 3rd-Party ActiveX and .NET controls for sale that have sophisticated business charts and objects that could be used within an HMI or SCADA application. However, the limitation with these objects is the cost of purchasing the objects, and that Microsoft technologies are required to display them, forcing your application to only be run on platforms that support the ActiveX and .NET containers. Continue reading
Pie Chart: Ten pie-shaped segments, each can be a minimum of 1° to a maximum size of 360° with defined default colors as shown. Segment colors can be changed by adding the new color number to the Pie Chart “Properties” or by using a Tag value containing the desired color. The entire Pie Chart can be rotated, or it can be resized (default 100%) by hardcoding a new size into the Size Property, or by using a tag having values from 0 to 100%. Larger sizes can be used by modifying the symbol. Continue reading
In the newest InduSoft Podcast, Scott Kortier discusses some best practices for creating symbols for InduSoft Web Studio that will speed up application development and allow symbols to be used over and over on multiple screens or across multiple projects.
Take a moment to listen to the ten minute Podcast, or get right to work with making symbols and symbol libraries for InduSoft Web Studio.
We’ve put together a Symbol of the Week series full of useful symbols that can be downloaded for free on our InduSoft Store.