I've been trying diligently to use the vCampus subscription, community discussion halls, courses, and webinars to self teach myself all about PI. However, I remain stuck on a few things (basic at that):
Is/did AF basically replacing Module Database? It looks to me there is no "perk" in using Module Database as AF does exactly that and more... Am I wrong with thinking like this? If so, then what would be better to organize my tags/system in an asset hierarchy to implement in web pages (getting the data in graphs/reports/dashboards, etc...)?
It might help to know what my project entails: I'm working for a school that has buildings throughout campus measuring chilled water, domestic water, steam, and electricity through their BAS. I'm collecting in PI a yearly total for each specific measurement. Some buildings have all measurements; some maybe measuring only one of the four energies mentioned. Point is, not all buildings are the same. I need to then create web pages with dashboards illustrating the energy useage of the buildings. How would an experienced PI user handle going about this - creating a project path to follow? A big problem I am having right now is having TOO much information from OSI and I'm getting confused with "should I use MD? use AF? and/or use ACE?" In addition, I know there is a new PI 2010 package coming out next month. Should I wait then for something new that might be applicable to my needs?
I'd appreciate any feedback/suggestions...