The tag-based InTouch HMI (Standard Edition) course is a 4-day, instructor-led class that explains how to create and configure a Modern InTouch application. The course provides a fundamental understanding of the Wonderware visualization module and explains how to develop a Human Machine Interface (HMI) system for your specific plant floor. You are guided through setup, layout, best practice concepts, features, and functions of the InTouch software platform.
Individuals who need to configure or modify Application Server applications.
Knowledge of the following tools, features, and technologies is required: Industrial automation software concepts for InTouch HMI and Microsoft Excel for exporting, modifying, and importing tags with a csv file.
Classroom, onsite, online.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Create a Modern InTouch Application
- Build an HMI with Situational Awareness
- Construct a Key Performance Indicator display
- Add touch support for pan and zoom gestures
- Configure an OI Server
- Establish communications with I/O-aware programs
- Create, export, and import tags
- Test and monitor tags
- Build a custom symbol
- Visualize and interact with data
- Configure InTouch alarms
- Present and manage both live and historical alarms
- Configure security
- Historize and plot data
- Display real-time data
- Back up and restore an InTouch application
- Distribute an application to a production environment.
Module 1: Introduction
Section 1 – Course Introduction: This section will explain the objectives and agenda for this course. It will also outline Wonderware products and how InTouch meets the human-machine interface requirements for visualization.
Section 2 – InTouch Software Overview: This section will introduce the InTouch HMI, explains the benefits of using InTouch, discusses its key capabilities, and provides an overview of its features.
Section 3 – System Requirements and Licensing: This section will describe the operating systems and other software requirements the host computer must meet prior to installing InTouch 2017 (version 17.0).
Section 4 – InTouch Application Types: This section will provide an overview of the different types of InTouch applications.
Module 2: Window Layout and Basic Navigation
Section 1 – WindowMaker Overview: This section will provide an overview of using WindowMaker.
Section 2 – WindowViewer Overview: This section will provide an overview of using WindowViewer.
Section 3 – Configure and Test Navigation: This section will provide an overview of how to use WindowMaker to embed symbols in windows and apply animations to symbols. This section will also explain how to test animations that will navigate to different windows in runtime.
Module 3: InTouch Tagname Dictionary
Section 1 – The Tagname Dictionary: This section will explain tag types and the Tagname Dictionary.
Section 2 – I/O Configuration: This section will discuss the data acquisition components of InTouch.
Section 3 – Tag Viewer: This section will describe the Tag Viewer and will explain how to view, save, and import watch windows. This section will also discuss Dot Fields, and explain how to interpret value, time, and quality information in a watch window.
Section 4 – DBDump and DBLoad: This section will explain how to use the DBDump and DBLoad utilities for bulk handling of InTouch tags.
Section 5 – Other Tag Management Utilities: This section will discuss the Cross Reference Utility and Tag use counts. It will explain how to find and delete tags.
Module 4: Situational Awareness Visualization
Section 1 – HMI Displays with Situational Awareness: This section will explain the capabilities and usage of the Situational Awareness Library.
Section 2 – Element Styles: This section will discuss element styles and the Application Style Library. It will also explain how to import and export the Application Style Library.
Section 3 – Window Construction Using Symbol Editor: This section will explain the capabilities of the ArchestrA Symbol Editor for designing entire window graphic assemblies and custom graphics.
Section 4 – Custom Properties and Animations: This section will provide a brief overview of the graphic tools in the ArchestrA Symbol Editor that pertain to adding custom properties and animations.
Module 5: InTouch Alarms
Section 1 – InTouch Tagname Alarm Configuration: This section will explain how to configure a discrete alarm, an analog limit alarm. This section will also discuss alarm .dotfields, priority, groups, severity, and advanced alarm features.
Section 2 – Live Alarms Management: This section will describe alarm management, define alarm ack models, and discuss alarm query syntax. This section will also explain the .NET Alarm Client features, discuss alarm inhibition, and compare alarm inhibition with alarm suppression.
Section 3 – Historical Alarms Management: This section will explain how to record alarms in a database and retrieve those alarms to view in the Alarm Client.
Module 6: Scripting
Section 1 – (Optional Path 1) InTouch History and Real-Time Trending
Optional Path 1 has been written for legacy InTouch history users. Select this learning path to learn how to use InTouch historical logging. This section will discuss the built-in InTouch historical logging features. The features include how to enable InTouch history, visualizing InTouch history, and using HistData for exporting historical logs to .csv files. This section will go on to explain how to use the Trend Client .NET control for real-time trending visualization.
Section 2 – (Optional Path 2) Using Historian with InTouch
Optional Path 2 has been written for Historian Server users. Select this learning path to learn how to use Historian data with InTouch. This section will explain how to import tags into Historian Server using the Tag Importer Wiz- ard in the ArchestrA System Management Console. The section will go on to describe how to build a Historian Client Trend display in InTouch.
Module 7: Introduction to QuickScript
Section 1 – Introduction to InTouch QuickScript: This section will provide an overview of the various InTouch QuickScript types, and describe the features and functions that are unique to each QuickScript type. This section will also ex- plain the QuickScript Editor.
Module 8: Introduction to ArchestrA Symbol QuickScript .NET
Section 1 – ArchestrA Script Editor: This section will describe how to use the .NET script editor used by ArchestrA Symbols.
Section 2 – Use Scripts to Drive Animation: This section will explain how to simulate animated movement by using expressions and scripts to calculate angles of arc elements.
Section 3 – Scalable Window Navigation: This section will explain a scalable method to navigate an InTouch Application.
Section 4 – ShowGraphic Script Function: This section will explain how to use advanced features of the ShowGraphic script function.
Module 9: Security
Section 1 – OS Security Implementation: This section will discuss how to prepare your environment for using OS security. This section will also provide an overview of scripting for OS Security.
Section 2 – Locking Down Your Application: This section will provide an overview of the Animation Links dialog box and explain Action Script methods you can use to secure your application. This section will also describe the function used to enable and disable the Alt, Escape, and Windows keys.
Module 10: Application Maintenance and Distribution
Section 1 – Application Backup and Restore: This section will explain how to export a Modern Application to an .aaPKG file. This section will go on to explain how to import a Modern Application from an .aaPKG file.
Section 2 – Application Publishing: This section will explain how to publish your InTouch application for your production environment.
Section 3 – Network Application Distribution: This section will explain how to configure Network Application Development (NAD)and how NAD delivers changes to the production machine.
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