What does the future hold? Will there be any more development in this specific area of ProcessBook?
At the moment we run a fair chunk of VBA to ensure States within a Multistate are kept in sync with the attributes of the PI tag - as you know when a symbol is given a multistate it uses the span attribute. Once you change the span the Multistate does not get updated (unless you do it manually or via automation i.e. convert to static, then recreate Multistate).
Some nice features to introduce to Multistates may be:
- Automatic updating of Multistates span based on assigned PI tag.
- Allow AF datasets to be used and set a manual span.
- Allow % of span to be used for a state (especially if automatic span update is possible).
- Build in rate changes, step increase/decrease etc as possible states - like the "Bad Data" state.
What do you think?