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  1. Trend: Shared dynamic scales

    For the Trend object I would like to select specific traces to share the same dynamic scale (range of plotted values) while other traces use independent scales. 

    Example:
    Depth - Independent scale
    Casing psi - share dynamic scale w/ Tubing psi
    Tubing psi - share dynamic scale w/ Casing psi
    Flow In Rate - share dynamic scale w/ Flow Out Rate
    Flow Out Rate - share dynamic scale w/ Flow In Rate
    Alarm Indicator - Independent scale

    6 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Symbols  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Victor Zhang responded

    This is achievable in PI Vision 2016 or later. When the ‘database’ option is selected for a trace’s scale range, if the attribute has Min and Max traits, the traits will automatically be used to define the scale of the trace. The traits can be dynamic. So if 2 traces are to share the same dynamic scale, simply reference their traits to one another. This feature requires PI (AF) Server 2016 or later.

  2. Value multistate in asset comparison table

    Add the ability to add multistate to asset comparison table. This should utilize the limits attributes defined in system explorer similar to radial gauges and bar symbols. It could be the back ground or the value that multistates. This would be a great method to provide a dashboard of a large number of process values and quickly identify which values are out of a desired range.

    6 votes
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  3. MultiState symbol with limit traits should show both the trait name and attribute name if they differ.

    When user have renamed the limit trait attribute name (for example HiHi ->Critial Temperature) and uses the trait within a multistate symbol the trait name rather then the trait attribute name shows up for the mutlistate configuration, either both should show or allow for the user to chose which to see (or see by default). The limit trait attribute names does show within Coresight AF hierarchy, there should be an explicit relationship displayed associating the multistate intervals and the trait attribute names.

    6 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Display Management / Displays Page  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This behavior has been changed so that the attribute name is now what is shown in the configuration pane and the corresponding limit trait name is now shown in the tooltip if you hover over the attribute name that is shown.

  4. Symbol: Text Label

    As a PI Coresight user I want to add labels (text) to my display so that it is easier to interpret the data being shown.

    Also, as a PI Coresight user I want a label symbol to support a URL so that when I select it I navigate to other web content, including the ability to open other PI Coresight displays with pre-defined URL parameters.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 97825.

    6 votes
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  5. 5 votes
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  6. scroll to zoom in/out of display or set zoom %

    scroll to zoom in to a display instead of clicking + or -, or select zoom percentage

    5 votes
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  7. Much richer dashboard look and feel properties to tune

    a.      The canvas colour cannot be changed through a user-friendly control. The 2016 R2 version requires fiddling with the CSS in order to change canvas colour. Or, one must resort to overlaying a filled rectangle. Not elegant, on both accounts.

    b.      Various font sizes, types and colours cannot be changed. Only trace color and style can be changed in PI Coresight 2016. However, the text in the trace side bar cannot be adjusted.

    c.      The text blocks change text size based upon block size and cannot be independently changed.

    d.      Better graphic element layout helpers (like snap, grid, group, even…

    5 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Look & Feel / Styling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Some items in this request have been completed, and others are in separate items so that we can track them individually.

    The ability to set the canvas color was added in PI Vision 2017.

    The ability to set specific font size in most areas was added in PI Vision 2017 R2. The following items exists to track the request to set font size in additional areas:
    https://feedback.osisoft.com/forums/320517-pi-vision/suggestions/17403484-font-size

    The request to set font type is being tracked in:
    https://feedback.osisoft.com/forums/320517-pi-vision/suggestions/32968831-font

    Snap to grid is being tracked in this item:
    https://feedback.osisoft.com/forums/320517-pi-vision/suggestions/18692935-snap-to-grid

    Smart guides for aligning symbols is being tracked in this item:
    https://feedback.osisoft.com/forums/320517-pi-vision/suggestions/12353523-smart-guides-for-aligning-objects

  8. Line with arrows in PI Coresight

    It should be possible to draw a line with arrows at the end(s) as it was possible in PI ProcessBook to draw process flow charts.

    5 votes
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    COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    The ability to configure arrows on the beginning and end of a a line has been completed in the PI Vision 2017 release. Arrows can be configured in the Format Line configuration menu.

  9. Support installation on Windows Server Core

    Support installation on Windows Server Core with the standard install kit. Server Core requires fewer patches, uses fewer resources and has a smaller attack surface than the full GUI version of Windows Server.

    5 votes
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  10. Custom Y-Axis Range on Trends

    We've had users here at work wonder if you can make your own custom Y-axis range for your trend display?

    5 votes
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  11. Folder navigation problem

    When I drill down to a folder and click on a processbook display and click the IE back button. It does not take me back to the folder I drill down to but to all display.

    5 votes
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  12. Using ONE display to link to multiple related assets

    This took me a long time to figure out, but you can already do this, just not easily Say you make a display for Engine 01 and it shows RPM HP and Fuel. You can then take the link and modify it so when you get an alarm for Engine 09 you can use the same display but send an email with a URL that will show engine 09 data. There has to be a way we can simplify this.
    IE:
    https://X.com:/Coresight/#/Displays/655/Main-Unit-Diagnostic
    https://X.com:/Coresight/#/Displays/655/Main-Unit-Diagnostic?Asset=\SERVER\AF NAME\FOLDER\Main Unit 09

    5 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Integration / URL Parameters  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The asset parameter can be used to change the AF context of a display, or an alternative is to use the asset list. By default the asset list shows elements based on the same template as other assets on the display, and starting in PI Vision 2017 R2 you can configure search criteria to control which elements appear in the asset list.

  13. Search by attribute or tag description

    When searching for attribute, it would be nice to search descriptions of attributes as well.

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

    The descriptions of AF attributes and PI Tags are searched when executing a search in PI Vision. To view the description of a search result, hover over the item and the description will be show in the tooltip. Showing the description of search item results in tooltips was added in the 2016 R2 version.

  14. the ability to plot multiple x-axis variables vs. multiple y-axis variables

    The ability to add more than two data points to an XY Plot (e.g. create a pump curve)

    4 votes
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  15. Dynamic element selection (collections of assets)

    Use: Have a template that is a container of elements. Would like to be able to have a display automatically update to include all the elements added to that container so that I do not have to manually update the display every time an element is added.

    4 votes
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  16. Support loading Coresight search results in smaller sets (paging)

    Provide ability to return smaller sets of search results, which are a manageable size, as well as the ability to return the next set of results when needed by the user.

    Customer Issue: Customers may issue searches in PI Coresight, or browse into an AF element, which returns large numbers of results (on the magnitude of tens or hundreds of thousands). This can result in the search taking so long to return that it times out. In addition, if the search does return, it can be very difficult to navigate and explore through a large number of search results, using…

    4 votes
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  17. Kiosk Mode: Show/hide toolbar/time bar of a display using URL Parameters

    Enhancement Request: Provide the ability to show and/or hide the toolbar and/or time range when browsing to PI Coresight displays.

    Customer Issue: PI Coresight is being integrated into customer dashboards. As such, more customization of the Coresight chrome is being requested to fully utilize the space afforded PI Coresight into these dashboards. There are scenarios where the toolbar and/or time bar are not needed along with the display currently being shown in the PI Coresight area of the dashboard.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 103986.

    4 votes
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    COMPLETED  ·  1 comment  ·  Integration / URL Parameters  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Trend: Delete Traces

    Have a way to delete the traces on a trend. This is different than hiding a trend trace.

    4 votes
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  19. Decimals Multi-State

    Multi-State should allow decimal numbers in the limits.

    3 votes
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  20. Allow combining processbook and native PI Vision folders

    Allow combining ProcessBook folders and native Processbook folders (i.e procbook displays and native pi vision displays will reside in one folder); allow building hierarchies using both types of folders at the same time

    3 votes
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    This is supported in PI Vision 2017 R2. Native PI Vision displays can be created in the same folder containing ProcessBook displays. Because the ProcessBook display folder structure is created and managed based on the Windows file system, ProcessBook displays cannot be moved within the PI Vision app, but PI Vision displays can be moved to ProcessBook folders from within the app.

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