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  1. Ad hoc trend with multiple selected attributes

    Build trend with multiple traces based on a display data (for instance, from a table). PI Vision user should be able to select multiple items on the table and then trend them on a single ad-hoc trend to compare. The ad-hoc trend should appear in a pop-up window (which you can move) in the same browser tab and the user should be able to switch between the main screen and the ah-hoc trend window to drag and drop more attributes from tables and value symbols on the screen. It's very important to see both ad-hoc trend and the main display…

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

    PI Vision 2019 introduces new ad hoc trending capabilities that allow users to
    quickly select data from across displays to add to an ad hoc workspace where you can analyze data and investigate issues.

    For more information on this new functionality check out this video on our YouTube learning channel: https://youtu.be/rLu2E2qc8Ds

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

  2. Trend: Multiple Trend Cursors

    As a process engineer, it is helpful to see values at several points of interest on a trend at the same time.

    235 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Ad Hoc Analysis  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Create Display Folders & Manage User Access with Folders

    Have the ability to create folders for displays as a way to organize them.  Be able to add and delete displays from the folders.  Manage user access to displays (read vs read/write) by the folders.

    155 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Display Management / Displays Page  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Copy or migrate displays between systems & reassign data items

    Be able to copy displays between different Coresight systems. One example might be a dev --> test --> prod scenario. The migration needs to include the reassigning of data items to a new PI-AF server and/or PI Server.

    But there are other cases where you want to reuse a display that's already been created but it's in a different Coresight system.
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    Note: This was previously Enhancement 64766.

    107 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    The PI Vision Display Utility was released with PI Vision 2017 and allows PI Vision administrators to move displays between PI Vision servers and update data items on displays to facilitate migration between development, test and production environments.

  5. Specify the font size for a symbol

    it would be really useful to configure the size of both values and text by entering a number for the size of text

    96 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Authoring Displays  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. AF URL attribute object in PI Vision

    PI Vision should have a object that gives functionality to open URL´s from AF attributes.
    It is possibel to use URL´s in AF attributes, it is even possible to open them from system explorer.
    PI Vision should recon that it is a URL when you drag it into the design pane and automatically create a text object with the URL.

    92 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Integration / URL Parameters  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Library of standard graphical symbols

    Make a library of standard graphical symbols available. Things like pumps, motors, valves, etc. so that they can be used to make process mimics using consistent images.

    91 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Authoring Displays  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    The PI Vision development team has completed work on a new Graphics Library in PI Vision 2017 that provides a standard set of process and industry symbols can be used to create process diagrams and uniform representation of assets. 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

  8. XY Plot

    Support an XY plot that is able to visualize data in another dimension other than time. 

    User story:  As a process engineer, I want to trend one attribute against another (like depth) SO THAT they can visualize the data in context of the other attribute rather than by time.

    Need in Coresight XY plotting abilities : mainly like in processbook + overlays of design/signature curves from AF tables. In addition overlays of differents XY curves from event frames would be great. This is really something missing to Coresight to be able to monitor pumps, compressors,…

    86 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Symbols  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    The PI Vision development team has completed work on the XY Plot in PI Vision 2017 R2. The XY Plot is now out of CTP and has improved performance, an updated configuration experience, and new formatting options. Upgrade to PI Vision 2017 R2 to take advantage of this and other key 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

  9. Number Formatting for Value

    It would be really useful to have a format definition for a number shown in the value symbol, e.g. according to Microsoft conventions ( https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/0c899ak8(v=vs.110).aspx ).

    Examples: the value 1234.5678 displayed using various formatting definitions:
    "#####" --> 1235
    "#####.#" --> 1234.6

    81 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Symbols  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Bulk Display Management

    Enhance the Display Management section of the administration page to support bulk and multi-select operations to reassign, delete, "make public" and "make private" displays for any display in the system.

    As a PI Coresight administrator, I want to be able to efficiently reassign, make private or delete my site's Coresight displays.

    Workaround: The Home page can be used to administer a single display at a time.

    70 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Trend: Configure Multiple Scales

    I would like to set the scaling for the y-axis on the trend instead of auto scaling everywhere so that I can view my data exactly how I'm used to seeing it.

    Configure it so that it's not dependent on a data item configuration.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 73063.

    70 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Symbols  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Tom LeBay responded

    A number of trend configuration enhancements are included in PI Coresight 2016 R2. These enhancements include:
    - Set the Y scale 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

  12. Dashboard or watchlist (in a table)

    This would be something similar to the existing MS SharePoint PI Table Web Part. It would be great to see those assets in trouble or meeting a certain criteria (for example, using filters). Similar to the Table Web Part, being able to see the current state as a multi-state (for example, all assets in table, those with a red indicator are in trouble). Tables make good sense for dashboards or watchlists, common needs in condition monitoring or asset health (likely the most common use case for PI). The ability to drill into the next level of the hierarchy with a…

    68 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Symbols  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    The PI Vision development team has completed work on a new Asset Comparison Table in PI Vision 2017 that allows you to generate a table of assets (rows) and attributes (columns) which can be populated dynamically based on search and filter criteria. This table can also be used with the Drill-in Navigation feature of PI Vision 2017 to link to another display from the Asset Comparison Table with the asset context of the selected row. 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

  13. Navigation: Link to a Display with Asset Context

    When linking to another display via text hyperlink or a button, be able to pass in the current asset/element context of the display you're looking at into the destination display.

    For example, if looking at a Wind Turbine Overview display for Wind Turbine 3, if I click on the link for the Gear box detailed display, then the Gear box display will show the gear box information for Wind Turbine 3.

    65 votes
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    2 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 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

  14. Display hand when hovering over objects with Navigation Links

    When hovering with the mouse over a display object that has a Navigation Link attached to it, the mouse cursor should change to a hand when not in edit mode and it should navigate on single-click instead of having to double-click.

    64 votes
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    6 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    In PI Vision 2019, navigation links are now more discoverable on a display. When hovering over a symbol with a navigation link, the mouse cursor will change to indicate that there is a link and the symbol’s tooltip will display the configured hyperlink.

    Navigating is now done using a single-click instead of a double-click for all symbols except for the trend, where a double-click is still required so that single-click trend interactions (trend cursor, highlighting a trace) are still possible.

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

  15. Related Assets: Handle relative parent and child element attributes when swapping asset context

    Be able to handle attributes or parent or children from a swapped asset on a element relative display so that their values resolve correctly. 

    User story: As a process engineer, I want to be able to build a well display with data from the well’s child assets or parent assets (the field) and have the application swap the appropriate asset context (the well) when I swap the assets SO THAT I can leverage the hierarchical structure on AF that I have built.

    63 votes
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    13 comments  ·  AF Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    The PI Vision development team has completed work to allow the configuration of related assets for displays in PI Vision 2017 R2. This includes the ability to swap parent and child assets for child assets with consistent naming. Upgrade to PI Vision 2017 R2 to take advantage of this and other key 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

  16. Configure the Display Canvas Background Color

    User Story: As an administrator, I would like to configure the canvas color SO THAT I can optimize the displays for our specific lighting environment.

    61 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Look & Feel / Styling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Auto resize when opening display

    Automatically fit all when a display is opened.

    53 votes
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    10 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    The PI Vision development team has completed work to allow the “Fit-all” option to be saved with a display in PI Vision 2017. Displays saved with “Fit-all” will automatically resize to fit within the browser window. 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

  18. Hover/Mouse Over ToolTip for Hyperlinks and Navigation Links

    As a PI Vision user, it would be helpful to have a ToolTip showing the hyperlink when a Navigation Link is added to an object or symbol. Right now, this only occurs with a Text symbol, but it would be helpful to have this for other symbols, such as a shape or image.

    52 votes
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    In PI Vision 2019, navigation links are now more discoverable on a display. When hovering over a symbol with a navigation link, the mouse cursor will change to indicate that there is a link and the symbol’s tooltip will display the configured hyperlink.

    Navigating is now done using a single-click instead of a double-click for all symbols except for the trend, where a double-click is still required so that single-click trend interactions (trend cursor, highlighting a trace) are still possible.

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

  19. Events Table / Events Dashboard

    Support a table that can show event frame data on a process display.  For example, "show me all of the downtime events for the past 24 hours in a table". 

    The table might be sorted by different columns such as severity, links to Event Details page, and acknowledgement status as well.  See attached picture for one possible idea.

    52 votes
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    COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    The PI Vision development team has completed work on the Events Table in PI Vision 2017 R2. The Events Table is now out of CTP and includes the ability to add a Reason Code column based on the Event Frame ‘Reason’ attribute trait in AF. Users can edit the reason code and acknowledge Event Frames directly from the table or navigate to the Event Details page to investigate further.

    Upgrade to PI Vision 2017 R2 to take advantage of this and other key 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

  20. Quick Filter on Assets Dropdown for Element Relative

    The Asset dropdown that allows user to change context should support ability to search as the user types.  This is a necessity when there are more assets that fit on a single page.

    52 votes
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    11 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    The PI Vision development team has completed work on a filter in the related assets selector on displays in PI Vision 2017 R2 so users can quickly find an asset in the list. 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

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