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  1. 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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    3 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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

  3. 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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    0 comments  ·  Symbols  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    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.

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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.

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    0 comments  ·  Navigation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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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    1 comment  ·  Look & Feel / Styling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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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    0 comments  ·  Authoring Displays  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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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    0 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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 →
  13. 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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    COMPLETED  ·  0 comments  ·  Symbols  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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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    1 comment  ·  Display Management / Displays Page  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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.

  15. Allow a way to clean up the Display Management "To" list of users

    Customer has many more users appearing in the display management To list than the from list. He is wondering why being or having been a display owner at some is sufficient to remain in this list. Could there be a means to delete unneeded users from this "To" list?

    3 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Victor Zhang responded

    You can use “User Settings” on the admin portal to remove a user from the drop-down list by clearing its settings. Please check out the functionality and let us know what you think. Thank you for your feedback!

    Victor Zhang
    OSIsoft | Technical Product Manager

  16. Ability to highlight trace and hide others in one mouse click

    Ability to highlight trace and hide others in one mouse click

    3 votes
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  17. Configure asset dropdown AF hierarchy root

    As a PI Vision display author, I want to configure an AF hierarchy root for the asset drop-down menu on my display so that my end users only see assets in the menu from the part of the AF hierarchy that I choose.

    3 votes
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    1 comment  ·  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 including the ability to specify an AF hierarchy root. 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

  18. Golden Batch / Golden Events

    Be able to specify a golden event / golden batch / reference event to compare repeatable processes against.

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Ad Hoc Analysis  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    The PI Vision development team completed work on a new Pinned Events feature in PI Vision 2017 that allows one or more reference events to be specified and saved on an Event Comparison display. Upgrade to PI Vision 2017 to take advantage of this and other key new features. You can read about the key new features released in PI Vision 2017 in our release announcement here: https://techsupport.osisoft.com/Troubleshooting/Releases/RL01216

  19. Trend: Zoom

    Allow the user the ability to zoom in on sections of the trend line to closely review deviations in the trend at a smaller time scale.

    3 votes
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    3 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Tom LeBay responded

    Rubber band zoom with a mouse and two finger pinch/stretch on touch devices is included in the released version of PI Coresight 2016

  20. Hide system and intermediate attributes in Search Results

    Provide the ability, in PI Coresight, to hide particular classifications of AF attributes that are not desired to be returned in search results. These attributes could either be system attributes (as designated by AF) which do not contain meaningful data, or AF attributes that have not been configured.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 98395.

    3 votes
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    COMPLETED  ·  Tom LeBay responded

    Available using the HIDE/EXCLUDE setting in PI System Explorer.

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