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  1. View Read-Only Access for Coresight users

    Allow a PI Coresight Admin to provide viewing (read-only) access to a subset of users. These users will not have the ability to save new displays.

    An example might be a university where they would like to give students viewing read-only access to displays available in the system.

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    Note that this request is different than a kiosk mode which does limit creation of new displays, but does not allow a user to search for data items, perform ad hoc creation of symbols, and does not enable navigation from the displays page.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 106679.

    37 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The PI Vision development team has released a new Explorer user type in PI Vision 2017. Explorer users can view and manipulate existing displays and create ad-hoc displays for investigation, but cannot save displays. Upgrade to PI Vision 2017 to take advantage of this and other new features. You can read about the key new features in PI Vision 2017 in our release announcement here: https://techsupport.osisoft.com/Troubleshooting/Releases/RL01216.

  2. Gauge: Radial Gauge

    Support a radial gauge symbol type.

    36 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Symbols  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Tom LeBay responded

    A configurable radial gauge will be included in PI Coresight 2016 R2. The gauge allows the configuration of pointer style, gauge angle, scale, multi-state, and color configuration.

    Thank you for providing your feedback and helping us add the features you want to PI Coresight.
    The PI Coresight Development Team.

  3. Select multiple objects on a display with rubber band selection

    Use a mouse click and drag to lasso and select multiple objects on a display.

    36 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Authoring Displays  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The PI Vision development team has completed work on mutliple symbol selection and grouping in PI Vision 2017. In design mode, you can click and drag to select multiple symbols on a display and then group them so they can be moved and copied together. Upgrade to PI Vision 2017 to take advantage of this and other new features. You can read about the key new features in PI Vision 2017 in our release announcement here: https://techsupport.osisoft.com/Troubleshooting/Releases/RL01216.

  4. Use AF attribute traits to set symbol scale or limits

    As a PI Vision user, I would like to have the option to set the scale or limits of any symbol based on the attribute traits defined in AF. When the symbol contains multiple attributes, it would be useful to be able to select only one attribute to define the scale of the symbol.

    30 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Symbols  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    PI Vision currently supports this functionality. When the ‘database’ option is selected for a symbol scale, if the attribute has Min and Max traits, the traits will automatically be used to define the scale on the PI Vision symbol.

  5. URL Parameter to configure value scale

    Add scale mode to the URL parameters to allow for pre-selection of single or multiple scales.

    28 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Ad Hoc Analysis  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The PI Vision development team has implemented a setting for the Symbol URL parameter allowing multiple scales to be toggled on or off for ad-hoc trends in PI Vision 2017 R2. By default multiple scales will be shown, to use single scale instead add the parameter: Symbol=trend;MultipleScales=false

    Upgrade to PI Vision 2017 R2 to take advantage of this and other new features. You can read about what’s new in PI Vision 2017 R2 in the release announcement: https://techsupport.osisoft.com/Troubleshooting/Releases/RL01278

  6. Make any Coresight object a link

    Make any Coresight object a link. Rather than only be able to navigate using buttons, it would be nice for style/intuitive use to be able to make a text label a link, or a rectangle/circle/etc.

    28 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Navigation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The PI Vision development team has completed work on Drill-in Navigation in PI Vision 2017 that enables linking to a URL or another PI Vision display from any symbol on a display with options to pass the asset context of the selected symbol and the time range of the display. Upgrade to PI Vision 2017 to take advantage of this and other key new features. You can read about the key new features in PI Vision 2017 in our release announcement here: https://techsupport.osisoft.com/Troubleshooting/Releases/RL01216

  7. Export display to CSV file

    Ability to export data from the screen to CSV file.
    It's important to generate the file in CSV format rather than XML for multiple reasons:
    1. It is what the engineers expect
    2. It opens in Excel by default (the XML file opens great in Excel, but the default program is the web browser)
    3. It is supported by other engineering applications

    We'd like to see some enhancements for the format of the data in the exported data file.
    The first "Display" tab is fine in the current version (it compares interpolated data for multiple data sources at specific time…

    26 votes
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  8. Allow display sharing to any AF identity for Administrators

    Currently limited to AF identities that my useraccount is explicitly part of. However, any Coresight admin should be allowed to share displays to any AF identity.

    Now as an Admin, i need to reassign display ownership to a specific person in a group (AF identity) and ask them to share the display. Not ideal for central authoring of displays.

    25 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Display Management / Displays Page  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Table: Allow single value trend

    As now if you click on a single row in a table that has multiple values, all values will show in the new trend.
    It would be prefferable if only one value or selected valus would show up.

    25 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Symbols  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Multistate Configuration should show the values defined for the limits besides the traits (Maximum, HiHi, Hi, Lo, etc..).

    For multistate configuration with AF limits, the customer would like to see the values defined for the limits besides the traits (Maximum, HiHi, Hi, Lo, etc..).

    24 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Symbols  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    In previous versions the limit trait values were shown in the tooltip if you hovered over the name shown for the limit. In PI Vision 2017 R2 we changed this so that the value is shown in the configuration pane under the name of the limit attribute trait so that you do not need to hover to see these values.

  11. Group Symbols and Objects on a Display

    Be able to group and ungroup objects on a display, similar to PowerPoint.

    24 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Authoring Displays  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The PI Vision development team has completed work on mutliple symbol selection and grouping in PI Vision 2017. In design mode, you can click and drag to select multiple symbols on a display and then group them so they can be moved and copied together. Upgrade to PI Vision 2017 to take advantage of this and other new features. You can read about the key new features in PI Vision 2017 in our release announcement here: https://techsupport.osisoft.com/Troubleshooting/Releases/RL01216.

  12. Exporting Data

    I cannot seem to find the export data feature from Coresight 2014. Will the export data feature be added back to Coresight 2016? Or maybe I am not looking the the right place.

    This feature is a must for our organization.

    22 votes
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    5 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Event Frame Advanced Search

    There is no ability to refine the event frames returned. Even worse there is no mechanism other than the name to identify the differences between event frames. We do have multiple different types of EF's on a single item of equipment; for example we might have an EF for downtime and another for "idle time" (equipment running but not doing anything useful).

    There is no way currently to filter the EF results based on the EF Template or category. I would also include the template and category in the search results

    22 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Tom LeBay responded

    A new search configuration dialog has been added to PI Coresight 2016 R2 that allows custom searching for events. Now users can search by event severity, custom time range, asset name, asset type, attribute value, and more. The search configuration is saved with the display so users can quickly find events of interest without the need to reconfigure.

    Thank you for providing your feedback and helping us add the features you want to PI Coresight.
    The PI Coresight Development Team.

  14. Change min/max value

    manual set Y scale value of the displays

    20 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Display Management / Displays Page  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Tom LeBay responded

    A number of configuration enhancements are included in PI Coresight 2016 R2. These enhancements include:
    - Set the min/max scale for gauges and trends
    - Set the Y scale on a trend on a per data item basis
    - Set the color, thickness, and line style for a trace line
    - Control the list order of data items in the legend
    - Set the foreground and background color for the trend

  15. Symbol Changer: Change symbol type from one symbol to another

    Allow change of symbol type from existing symbol on display

    20 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Symbols  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Tom LeBay responded

    The ability to directly change from one symbol type to another will be included in PI Coresight 2016 R2. This includes the ability to not only switch between the standard PI Coresight symbols but includes switching between custom symbols added to the system by 3rd parties.

    Thanks you for providing your feedback and helping us add the features you want to PI Coresight.
    The PI Coresight Development Team

  16. 18 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Authoring Displays  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Document PI Coresight high availability behavior and support

    Provide documentation to PI Coresight users which details to what level high availability is supported and utilized in the product.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 92785.

    18 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Help / Documentation / Videos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Manage Security on ProcessBook Displays

    Be able to manage security (public/private/groups) on ProcessBook displays viewed in Coresight.

    18 votes
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    0 comments  ·  ProcessBook Viewer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Tom LeBay responded

    PI Coresight 2016 includes a feature that allows a display owner to share a display with a specific group of users. Management of security groups is controlled by an Administrator using PI-AF identities (which can be tied to Active Directory groups). Group sharing applies to native PI Coresight displays and imported PI ProcessBook displays.

  19. 17 votes
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  20. Multistate gauge driven by other attribute than visible value

    I want to have drive the multistate behaviour in a gauge from a different source than the visible value. The reason is that i have a calculation in AF that classifies a sampled value in a range of 1 to 5.
    I want the 1-5 assessment to drive the multistate, not the tag value.

    17 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Symbols  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Tom LeBay responded

    A configurable radial gauge will be included in PI Coresight 2016 R2. The gauge allows the configuration of pointer style, gauge angle, scale, multi-state, and color configuration.

    Attribute limits can be configured in PI-AF to use a dynamic data reference or a fixed value. Attribute limits are automatically used by PI Coresight to configure multistate and scale limit values.

    Thank you for providing your feedback and helping us add the features you want to PI Coresight.
    The PI Coresight Development Team.

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