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The purpose of this tool is to provide screenshots of commonly used enVision modules, and the ability to identify certain images, while providing a brief explanation. It will also allow the user to go to the section selected. Hovering over the image will reveal links to the section documentation in the Beet Documentations Space of the enVision Knowledge Base.  Some links may have a brief description about the image you are hovering over.  Clicking on the image will take you to the information selected.

Below that is the list of enVision Modules. Click on a Module to open a screenshot that you can hover the cursor over the image to view information or click on it to go to the section of you selection.

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The cycle browser provides graphical data on your processes cycle status, including the machine heartbeat.  The Cycle Browser has two main displays, the Cycle View Upper display and the History Display panel.

Overview  The Hotspots module displays the list of motions that accumulate the variances over a period of time. It also shows the number of occurrences each day that contributed to the accumulated variances. ENVISION only uses non-faulted cycles for the hotspots calculation. This module shows the accumulated effects of minor variances in certain motions that can cause significant production loss (leakage) over time. For example, for a 60 second cycle time machine, a one second delay in one motion will cause approximately one part per hour production leakage.

Overview  The Production Monitor is a browser that can provide a quick live report on plant productions.  The Production Monitor can display data for the entire plant, including overcycle time in accumulated events, production data for each zone hour by hour or by a selected shift.

Dashboard Overview When you log into Envision, you will be greeted by the dashboard screen. There are several graphs available that provide critical object data in the Dashboard panel.  You can navigate up or Down the Object Tree by using the Object Tree Icon or by utilizing the Object String next to it.  A drop down menu will appear if you hover over the Object Labels.

Overview The Live View window is a 3D representation of the plant floor. With this view, it lets you see the status of every station in the plant in real-time. Stations are updated automatically without having to refresh the window. This module is split into several views, including the Main Plant Floor grid, Top 5 Stations Graphs, and the Multi view pane below the Main Plant Floor View.  Each of these windows will have several configurable views to tailor to your needs.

Overview The Cycle View Evaluation Module will allow users to view multiple cycles at the Asset and Group object level in the cycle view browser. It can be utilized with any cycle, regardless of its status (watch, warning, etc.). The three main parts used for this module is the Cycle View Browser, Cycle Compare (Collection) Window, and the Cycle Compare Browser.

enSight is a simple to use web base application that displays a graphical representation of fault. enSight shows informational and diagnostic messages displayed in real time.

Reporting and Dashboard modules are features of Envision that allows a user to design, personalize, setup, and configure customized reports. You can also have it send reports at specific times and choices of reports.

The Envision notes panel allows users to input descriptions about any given cycle they wish. This is a practical and convenient method of communicating issues as they happen across an assembly plant. Notes that have inputted at any time are persistently available to be viewed by authorized users.

The scheduling menu allows you to setup and configure a schedule for multiple shifts.  It also will allow you to schedule Non-Production Events, such as Preventative Maintenance, Breaks, and other reasons for a scheduled shutdown.

From the Object and Relationships menu, you can view or create a Factory tree, as well as define the Op Tags. It is where you can create the structure that represents the plant of the manufacturing process. From there you can lay out how you want to collect the data as well as where you can setup all the information for collecting data.

The Channel information is used by the EDC server to setup how data is transferred between the different PLC devices and the EDC. Each channel is like a separate connection as far as the EDC is concerned. This means it can be communicating simultaneously with each PLC. This can be considered the recommended default setting. The trade off with having independent channels for each processor is that it adds more traffic to the network at any given point in time. When there are many PLC processors connected to an EDC it may become necessary to have PLC's share channels so as to reduce the amount of traffic on the network. When PLC's share a channel, the EDC will read data from them in a sequential fashion rather than simultaneously. The Channels selection is used to set up the sharing of channels between PLC's. The trade off with PLC's sharing a channel is it takes longer for the EDC to read data from the PLC's since it is reading data from one PLC, then the next PLC, and so on, until it reads the last PLC on the channel and then repeats the sequence. Potential is that data may change in the PLC before the EDC was able to read it. There are options available to help reduce the risk of missing data. The Channels selection is usually only important when an EDC is going to be talking with many PLC's, say more than 4 or 5. The amount of data being read from a particular PLC could also play a role. These situations need to be addressed on a case by case basis.

The Channel information is used by the EDC server to setup how data is transferred between the different PLC devices and the EDC. Each channel is like a separate connection as far as the EDC is concerned. This means it can be communicating simultaneously with each PLC. This can be considered the recommended default setting. The trade off with having independent channels for each processor is that it adds more traffic to the network at any given point in time. When there are many PLC processors connected to an EDC it may become necessary to have PLC's share channels so as to reduce the amount of traffic on the network. When PLC's share a channel, the EDC will read data from them in a sequential fashion rather than simultaneously. The Channels selection is used to set up the sharing of channels between PLC's. The trade off with PLC's sharing a channel is it takes longer for the EDC to read data from the PLC's since it is reading data from one PLC, then the next PLC, and so on, until it reads the last PLC on the channel and then repeats the sequence. Potential is that data may change in the PLC before the EDC was able to read it. There are options available to help reduce the risk of missing data. The Channels selection is usually only important when an EDC is going to be talking with many PLC's, say more than 4 or 5. The amount of data being read from a particular PLC could also play a role. These situations need to be addressed on a case by case basis.

In ENVISION, models have significant importance. Models are used to signify a major motion path that needs independent baselines assigned to these motions. It must have a valid IoExpression entered for Asset cycles to be captured. The Envision application uses the MODEL tag as a pointer to the appropriate baseline cycle time values entered for each group of the Asset. Options are used to signify part type differences where the major motion remains the same and existing baselines and tolerances can be used. Options are generally used for reporting purposes.

System Configuration The System section tab has many different sections that have the setting and configurations for the Admin Module. Clicking on the System Configuration tab will reveal the sub section to the right.

This section of the Admin module contains the data table of all the created user accounts. To use or make changes to the administration module you will need to be registered in this database.

In the Application Logs section, it keeps a record of certain actions that are happening to Envision. It records a time and date stamp for when certain actions happen in Envision. It also records when a user logs into Envision. As well if Envision is experiencing an error, fault, or something did not work correctly as designed, it will create a record of what happen.

The Audit Log contains all the changes made from the actual user that is logged in. This log will show the date of the action performed, User, Method, Entity ID, Field, Comments and the actual Data changed.

The Subscriptions and Notifications sections is an area of the Admin module where the Subscriptions and Notifications and be monitored and maintained. From here you can Edit or Delete them. Selecting the tab will open the Subscriptions screen (default).