In our Visualizing PI System Data class we teach our students how to use the PI Visualization Tools. The course covers PI ProcessBook™, PI Vision™, and PI DataLink™. Using PI ProcessBook, students will create dynamic, interactive, graphical displays featuring real-time PI System™ data. Our web-based tool, PI Vision, will be used to quickly create and share displays, as well as view PI ProcessBook displays from anywhere and on any device. PI DataLink is a Microsoft® Excel® add-in that allows users to import PI System data into a spreadsheet in order to create easy-to-read, reusable, reports. Much of the class time is dedicated to hands-on activities.
Our instructor staff works closely with OSIsoft development, training, and technical support teams to bring unique experience and knowledge of the OSIsoft product line to the customer site. Most of our instructors are OSIsoft Certified Professionals.
The following services are performed:
In this class students will learn how to build displays in PI ProcessBook that allow them to mimic operator control screens and gain process visibility. This class will cover the basic dynamic symbols and how to connect them to live data. We will also cover the static or background symbols that help give additional context to the displays. The process for organizing displays into workbooks is also explored.
PI DataLink is an add-in to Microsoft Excel that allows users to import data from the PI System to a spreadsheet in order to build reports and perform a wide array of analysis. Students will learn how to query for single values, ranges of values, and how to apply simple filters to the queries.
The course will also cover how to apply customized calculations and format the data in order to create visually appealing reports.
Using PI Vision, students will learn how to do ad-hoc analysis and troubleshooting by building simple web-based displays.
PI ProcessBook displays will be published in PI Vision to showcase how PI ProcessBook displays can be viewed from any location and on a variety of mobile devices.
Note: The instructor can adjust the class content to fit the students’ requirements. This means they’ll spend more time on subjects that are important to them and less time on subjects that are less relevant to their situation. However, the trainer will not go beyond the scope of this training package.
A customized training agenda can be provided upon request to meet your organization’s specific training needs. For further information, contact PIPER’s sales team.
PIPER requires a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice in order to prepare course documentation, prepare the Azure virtual machines, and assign an instructor. PIPER will ship or deliver training material on or before the first day of the workshop. A typical timeline from ordering to completion is:
We suggest having the class from Tuesday to Friday. This will allow the instructor to travel Monday morning and perform any required setup and testing in advance of the scheduled training days.
The customer is responsible for providing a fully equipped classroom. The minimum requirements for a classroom are: