5 Replies Latest reply on May 2, 2012 12:27 PM by mhamel

    PI ProcessBook 2012

    mhamel

      PI ProcessBook 2012 is now available in the Download Center!

       

      The PI ProcessBook release is based on version 3.2. functionality, has several bug fixes and includes the following new feature enhancements:

      • Element relative displays (ERDs) can be created using AF elements that switch data context within a given display. This functionality replaces the module relative display (MRD) add-in from previous releases. If the Asset subsystem of the PI Server has been used to migrate the Module Database to an AF database, then existing MRD displays will automatically be upgraded to use the appropriate AF elements by the ERD add-in. The MRD add-in is removed by default on upgraded systems.

      • New collaboration features allow you to communicate with other users from within PI ProcessBook. A list of subscribers to a PI Notification can be listed and contacted using Office Communicator (version 2005 or 2007). Using the Communicator technology, a user can email, instant message or see a phone number for Contacts. The specific features are dependent on the Communicator version and configuration. In addition, a screen capture of the active display can be taken and emailed in one step using the Contact list, using Microsoft Outlook. The collaboration functionality requires that Office Communicator or Lync is installed on your computer and you are logged in to it.

      • Playback functionality has been added to support users who troubleshoot problems by replaying events. A toolbar provides the ability to playback a time period within a display.  This feature helps you analyze conditions in a plant during a specific time frame. This toolbar has been enhanced to provide more time navigation functionality, including the ability to synchronize time across open displays.

      • The Bar symbol now supports a numeric scale. 

      See the Release Notes for additional information.

        • Re: PI ProcessBook 2012
          Bannikov

          Seems to not much has ben changed after 2010 version. For example, the Bar symbol still hasn't ability to receive MIn and Max limits from another AF Attribute, only from PI Tag (Zero+Span). But this feature is very necessary for many purposes -- for example, if Bar shows equipment load from min to max, and there limits are defined in another attributes and are subject to change from time to time.

            • Re: PI ProcessBook 2012

              Sergey Bannikov

              Seems to not much has ben changed after 2010 version. For example, the Bar symbol still hasn't ability to receive MIn and Max limits from another AF Attribute, only from PI Tag (Zero+Span). But this feature is very necessary for many purposes -- for example, if Bar shows equipment load from min to max, and there limits are defined in another attributes and are subject to change from time to time.

               

               

              +1

               

              I expected more (as always) from what on the face of it appears to be a major version change (from a brand perspective), even though the actual version change was a minor one.  Still no Trend banding

                • Re: PI ProcessBook 2012
                  ldieffenbach

                  Hi gang,

                   

                  A lot of the effort in this release was focused internally on supporting non-English languages. It's not a very flashy change to talk about publicly, but I know many of our multi-national customers are very happy about it. Of course, the language features are not truly evident without the PI ProcessBook 2012 Language Pack (where you actually select which non-English language you want to use), which will be released within 90 days.

                   

                  Nonetheless, we've made major changes under the covers to support a Unicode implementation, reading a language setting from the Registry and supporting locale independence for date/time and number format (as much as possible).

                   

                  Some of the more visible changes in the English version include enhancements to the Playback and Time Range tool bar, a scale on the Bar symbol, and some tweaks to how PI AF and element relativity is handled (showing the full path for elements to select, showing summary statistics and supporting annotations).

                   

                  The next version is already being planned and it includes many more visible and easily demonstrable enhancements.... stay tuned.

              • Re: PI ProcessBook 2012
                Asle Frantzen

                Mathieu Hamel

                See the Release Notes for additional information.

                 

                 

                Mathieu, your link isn't working!