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  1. 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 →
    COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    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.

  2. Trend: Average/Min/Max value line

    After PI Coresight upgrade, average values are not available in trends. It is only available in Table format. Appreciate if you could re-instate the average/min/max value lines in trend.

    30 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Symbols  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Improve display loading performance

    Large displays can take 30 seconds or longer to load. Load times are particularly slow in Internet Explorer. Displays needs to load faster.

    28 votes

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    3 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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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    4 comments  ·  Ad Hoc Analysis  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    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

  5. 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 →
    COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    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

  6. 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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  7. Display attribute and tag description in Asset pane

    When holding the cursor over an attribute or a tag in the Asset pane, not only the AF hierarchy should be shown but also the description text as it is in PI Coresight 2014.

    26 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Data item descriptions are included in the tooltip of search results so that they are visible by hovering over a data item in the search pane. This functionality was added in PI Coresight 2016 R2.

  8. Busy Indicator

    It would be useful to have an indication that the data is still being loaded. Currently when you add an attribute to the display, change the time range of a display, execute a dynamic search, etc you don't get an indication that something is happening. Some of our operations are quite far away with limited bandwidth.

    26 votes

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  9. 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 →
    COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    In PI Vision 2017 R2, the PI Vision home page was updated to allow administrators to share a display with any identity.

  10. 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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  11. 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.

  12. 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 →
    COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    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.

  13. Ability to change time when trending an individual attribute/tag value in a pop up trend

    For a ProcessBook display published to Coresight, if a user selects single object - value, trend, multistate, etc - and double-clicks to bring up a full screen adhoc trend, the Coresight time controls are still at the bottom and can be used to control time range and move around in history.

    If a user tries same in a native Coresight display - the time inherited in the popup trend is from the main display with no capability to modify.  The user must set the time slice in the main display before going to an adhoc trend.

    23 votes

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  14. 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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  15. 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.

  16. Trend: Vertical gridlines

    Plots such as the pad trends, could benefit from grid lines to help quantify the changes over time.  The horizontal axis has decent grid definition between the grey and the black, but the lack of vertical axis makes it hard to compare day to day comparisons.

    20 votes

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  17. Trend Zoom - Undo

    I need the ability to undo, revert time ranges or go back a step or steps when zooming in on data in a trend. Currently the only way to do this that I'm aware of is to start from scratch with your default time range at the bottom.

    When in full screen mode (pop-up) for a trend the only option you have is to go back and from there you have to start from scratch again.

    Being able to undo/revert time ranges would definitely increase the usability and make analyzing data more efficient.

    20 votes

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    2 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    In PI Vision 2019, it is now possible to undo zoom actions in the popup trend. Undo/redo buttons have been added, and the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Z will also work to undo.

    For trends on PI Vision displays, Ctrl+Z will continue to work to undo zoom actions.

    For additional information on PI Vision 2019 check out the release announcement here: https://customers.osisoft.com/s/knowledgearticle?knowledgeArticleUrl=kA01I0000007AdxSAE

  18. 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

  19. Selected Symbols

    Need to make it clearer which symbol is selected.

    Gray box is too big and can be difficult to see on displays with certain background colors. Users cannot tell if they are selecting the correct symbol.

    20 votes

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  20. 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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    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

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