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  1. Button / Text to pre-set start/stop time range.

    Provide configuration options on shapes / text / symbols to write values or expressions to Start Time and End Time of the current display.

    I have a production report table that uses the Range property of a bunch of totalizers to determine production quantities. Management often wants to know these over the time frames: Last Month, Month to Date, Last Day, Current Day, Last Night Shift, Last Day Shift, and Current Shift. I can only save the display with one of these presets, which means I have to create a copy of this display with each of these presets for…

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  2. Move Fit-All option to checkbox on Format Display

    There is no way to determine if fit all option is on or off, if a display is edited, fit all is reset and most times the display is saved again without fit all. (and you cant just select fit all and resave)

    Move the fit all option to the display format screen as a checkbox and add a fit width check box option also.

    (I hope you will reconsider this idea, since it has been rejected before, it would save my users lots of time and confusion)

    3 votes

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  3. Move Fit-All option to checkbox on Format Display

    There is no way to determine if fit all option is on or off, if a display is edited, fit all is reset and most times the display is saved again without fit all. (and you cant just select fit all and resave)

    Move the fit all option to the display format screen as a checkbox and add a fit width check box option also.

    (I hope you will reconsider this idea, since it has been rejected before, it would save my users lots of time and confusion)

    2 votes

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  4. Keep time range constant when changing time range in PI Vision

    PI Vision should keep the time range constant when changing the end time in a display. The current behavior (verified with tech support) is:
    - If the end time is * (now), one can type a valid timestamp in the end time box and a start time is calculated based on the current default span, such as -8h.
    - If the end time is not *, and has a timestamp string, when the string is edited and the user hits enter, the edited time is copied to the start time and the end time value prior to editing persists.

    This…

    2 votes

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  5. Objects within SVG file should be detected by PI Vision

    The customer has a complex isometric drawing saved as an SVG file. It contains many objects (i.e., pipe sections, valves, etc.). The SVG file is currently being used as a background image in an existing PI Vision display. The customer would like to assign multi-states to the sub-objects within the SVG file, although it is currently not possible to do so out-of-the-box, as PI Vision treats the SVG and its objects as one image.

    The customer is looking for this feature for the following reasons:
    - It would avoid the need to manually create the complex isometric drawing within PI…

    2 votes

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  6. Enable adjustable Y-scale for boolean values.

    When comparing multiple on-off Boolean values in Trend symbol, they all overlap over each other. It would be useful to have a setting to be able to adjust the Y-scale height of each bollean values so we can compare them better.

    3 votes

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  7. Assign units to a calculation

    When a calculation is performed with tags\attributes with the same units assign that unit to the calculation result and allow custom units to replace the default or if units can not be determine. No unit option if none are desired.

    4 votes

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  8. Enable the ability to add a comment or description when saving a display

    It would be good to be able to add a comment/descriptor when saving a PI Vision display. Especially now that PI Vision 2021 is working on saving a display to a file this becomes even more relevant, as we will be able to indirectly create versions of displays.

    3 votes

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  9. Open Multiple URLs

    I have displays that contain data for the site level (multiple assets - look across). The site level display allows for selection of any of the assets at the site with an appropriate time period where the asset is operational. Each site level display contain hyperlinks to several asset sub-system display (~6 subsystems). The user can select any of the subsystem displays to view detail information.

    A feature enhancement for users would be to allow a single link to be selected and multiple subsystem displays would open in new tabs with appropriate time/asset context. User clicks could be greatly reduced…

    1 vote

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  10. Edit rights on home folder

    Possibility to change rights for the home folder.
    Currently, anyone with publisher rights can save and share displays in the home folder, even when they only have write access on the lowest subfolder of a folder. This results in thousand displays in the home folder, making it a mess.

    2 votes

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  11. Display child element attributes of Collection assets

    I would like to be able to display the attribute values of child elements from repeated assets in a Collection. For example a Unit asset may have child elements (also assets) of Gas Turbine and Steam Turbine.

    In PI Vision 2020 you can repeat the Unit asset but any attribute values of a child element (e.g. Gas Turbine speed) are not displayed - their path is changed so that the attribute is associated with the repeated asset:

    Original attribute path: \server\afbase\unit1\gas_turbine|speed
    Collection attribute path: \server\afbase\unit1|speed

    This functionality is available for asset swapping - the 'use current asset as root' option.

    13 votes

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  12. Customize Right Click Options

    Ability to customize the right click dropdown box. Adding functions that I use frequently would be awesome instead of having to go to the toolbar EVERY SINGLE TIME I want to align the center of 2 or more objects is aggravating.

    3 votes

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  13. Line Segment "Snap "Feature

    I would like to see a function that I can toggle on and off. To assist me when I am drawing line segments . Because right now there is no quick way to do that.

    5 votes

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  14. Allow attribute categories as collection filter criteria

    Increase the possibilities with regard to filtering in collection criteria. In specific i would propose Attribute categories as an efficient way of grouping different asset/template attributes in the same collection.

    3 votes

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  15. Provide a parent/child template approach to PI Vision displays

    Creating a base display template from which other PI Vision display templates could be derived could save a lot of time and keep standardized displays updated with corporate standards.

    6 votes

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  16. Have the ability to left align charts on the Y axis rather than than the object edge

    When putting scale labels outside the chart and left aligning the charts the axis does not line up if the labels are significantly different in significant digits.

    This is especially obvious in collections.

    1 vote

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  17. Change the label of the target indicator (Target Limit)

    Ability to change the label of the target indicator (Target Limit) on a PI Vision display, instead of "Target" be able to configure another word such as "Meta" or any other word for example. Get name of the Limit attribute instead of the Trait

    1 vote

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  18. Asset Page Nav top and Bottom

    When browsing assets with more than 1 page of assets found, you have to scroll to the bottom to move to next page, it would be handy to have page navigation arrows at top and bottom of asset list

    1 vote

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  19. Detach Asset Menu

    Have a detachable asset menu so that when designing a full screen layouts, you can have asset menu/events/graphics in a window on a second monitor

    3 votes

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  20. Symbol Properties: Set exact symbol position in pixels

    As an addition to the feedback item "Symbol Properties: Set exact symbol size in pixels", it would be really useful to be able to set the exact position of symbols. This would make it a lot faster to line up symbols with each other.

    The option to align left/middle/right or distribute horizontally/vertically helps somewhat, but often fails to do exactly what is needed. Being able to directly enter the position would alleviate that problem and make authoring Displays a lot faster and less frustrating.

    1 vote

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