Niagara Px Template


Overview


The Niagara Px View Template shows existing px graphics in a modern template with an advanced navigation menu. You will keep your own px graphics and show them within this template. Display any standard Niagara object, e.g. point control, px graphics, schedules, etc. Note: the above equipment graphic is just an example. This template is FREE when bought with the energy consumption view template. Also check out our widgets

Features

Equipment Graphics

All your existing graphics can easily be brought into this template by a click of a button. Have full interaction and animation with your AHU/FCU or any other equipment graphic you have built previously.

Station Objects

Control and actions for numerics, booleans, strings, and enums, or any other station component can easily be done.

Schedules

Manage equipment schedules or use our Scheduling Template to adjust time, schedule events, etc.

How to Use

1. Copy Files to Station Directory


After downloading all the files, copy all files to an accessible station directory. E.g. Create a folder named PxTemplate.

2. Add Licensing Service


Templates must be licensed, but you manage your own licenses. Licenses are bound to the stations host Id. You will be provided access to the Software and Licensing Portal where you can manage your own licenses. Here you can add, update, or delete licenses as needed.

There are few ways to get a license file:

1. Add our licensing module to your station services. This module automatically retrieves the license from our servers and saves it to your stations shared folder directory.

2. Alternatively, Login to the Software and Licensing Portal (link provided in Order Confirmation) and add your host id's as needed. Copy the license file to the stations shared directory.

Make sure the station user has access to WLicenseService in the user management and category service section.

Finally, in the service properties make sure the Enable Template Support option is set to true.

3. Setup the Navigation Menu


Log into the station (as a super-user) with your favourite browser and go to index.html page. Click on Settings.

As the super-user you will go through your stations configuration and apply views to each asset. Additionally, set each asset to either show/hide on the navigation menu. When a user logs on only those assets will appear in the menu with their respective views.

There are also settings to change theme colors, home link, and title.

4. Setup a Nav File


A nav file is included in your download. Set this for each user in the normal Niagara way. When a user logs-in they will be directed to the location in the nav file. Verify the folder below exists, modify as required.


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>

<nav version='1.0'>
<node name='Home' ord='file:^PxTemplate/index.html%7Cview:web:FileDownloadView'
      icon='module://icons/x16/home.png' />
</nav>
                                

5. Setting Up Users


Additionally you can set users so only super-users can see the settings menu. This is done using the stations user administration in the normal way.

1. Set up a role that has the following access. See Operator Example.

2. In the user service, set the role to the role created above. Additionally, set the nav file to the one created in step 4.

3. Set the appropriate permissions in the Category Browser. See example.

Optional (Hyperlink Widget)


The FREE Hyperlink Widget is included in this template allows you to navigate to a station ord, hyperlink, or external hyperlink. If you set the Ord binding, then the ord value is displayed as the link, which updates in real-time.

Alternatively, set the hyperlink text value and this value will be displayed as the link. When combined with our dashboard templates, your PX pages can easily navigate to other dashboard links.

This widget can be used for any px page on any project. The standard Niagara widgets don't allow this level of flexilibity for navigation.

Upcoming Developments


There are a number of developments in the pipeline for this view including the ability to build AHU/HVAC graphics using a symbol library provided by us. Animated graphics will also be provided.

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