PI Vision: Basics

NEW - Learn the basic features and functions to start building and interacting with PI Vision displays!

About this course

This course is designed to teach you the fundamentals of PI Vision. This course is split into 5 lessons that walk through a full use-case using PI Vision, where you will learn about built-in features along the way. The material is self-paced for your convenience. Thus, there are no live components to the course, nor are there required login hours. Please use the video lectures for instruction along with the course exercises to gain hands-on experience working with key concepts.

 There are multiple hands-on knowledge checks tailored to apply the knowledge you've learned in the video lectures. 

Once you register for a course, you will have access to the course materials 24/7 on this website.

By the end of this Course you’ll be able to…

Search for important Events, PI Tags, and AF Elements and Attributes using the PI Vision Search Pane

Understand the importance and use of each of the eight main symbols. Understand how they can be used to work together in order to display data quickly, easily, and efficiently

Utilize templates in AF to create one display that may be reused with many different assets

Audience

Study time: 3 hours

Business users who require high-level visibility into production and operations

Users new to the PI System

Anyone considering PI Vision as a PI System visualization tool, or considering an upgrade from PI ProcessBook or PI WebParts.

Prerequisites

A general familiarity and understanding about the PI System: take PI System Basics (Free course!) if you are brand new to the PI System.

Software Requirements

The course will walk through a particular use case and will use a few files stored on a Training Cloud Environment. However, learners are encouraged to adapt the exercises and use their own software and data structures as tehy see fit. This allows each learner to immediately leave the course with something valuable to their enterprise. In order to complete the exercises, you will need the following software:

  • PI Vision 2017 or later (connected to PI Data Archive and Asset Framework)

Course Materials

Course Video Playlist

Downloadable Workbook

Course Outline

  • Getting Started

    this section should be used for both courses and course series, as appropriate.  It is a section describing how to go through the course (such as go ahead and register for live events before doing pre-work so the student gets a spot).  This should at minimum be used for any courses which have 1) anything before the live event section - like pre-work, or 2) multiple sessions that they must register for.

    For External Courses, the workbook will be included in this section, since registration should not be required to download course workbook

  • Key Course Information
  • Course Grading Scheme
  • How to Navigate This Course
  • Offline Course Videos for Blocked YouTube Users
  • Workbook to Download
  • Training Cloud Environments
  • Cloud Environments Introduction
  • Cloud Environments Instructions
  • Launch Cloud Environment
  • How to Access PI Vision in the Training Cloud Environment
  • Lesson 1: Introduction to the Course and PI Vision
  • Introduction to the Course
  • Introduction to PI Vision
  • Lesson 2: PI Vision Overview
  • PI Vision Homepage
  • Knowledge Check: Homepage Components
  • Display Editor
  • PI Vision Display Modes
  • PI Vision Symbols Explained
  • PI Vision Symbols - Reference Sheet
  • Knowledge Check: Explore the User Interface
  • Lesson 3: Use-Case & Create the Overview Display
  • Use Case Scenario
  • Create an Overview Display [Intro]
  • Create an Overview Display [Approach]
  • Try the Exercise - Challenge 1
  • Prepare the Display
  • Add PI Data
  • Configure Multi Stating
  • Knowledge Check
  • Lesson 4: Create a Well Pad Drill-in Display
  • Create a Well Pad Drill in Display [Intro]
  • Create a Well Pad Drill in Display [Approach]
  • Try the Exercise - Challenge 2
  • Prepare the Well Pad Display
  • Add PI Data for Well Pad Wells
  • Create a Collection
  • Knowledge Check
  • Lesson 5: Modify an Existing Oil Well Display
  • Modify an Existing Oil Well Display [Intro]
  • Modify an Existing Oil Well Display [Approach]
  • Try the Exercise - Challenge 3
  • Find, Copy and Modernize the Display
  • Downtime Tracking
  • Knowledge Check
  • Extra Practice
  • New AF Database to explore
  • Create a Basic PI Vision Display
  • Presentation of PI Vision Symbols
  • Searching for Data Items in PI Vision
  • Searching for Data
  • Example Solution: Monitoring All Vital Measurements
  • Knowledge Check: Monitoring All Vital Measurements
  • Final Exam

    For eLearning, this section will detail the means of submitting the final project for the course.

     

  • Final Exam
  • Course Evaluation

    Section name for getting feedback on the course - every course should have this section.

  • How did it go?
  • Next Steps

    This section will list options to either implement the learned content or how to continue their education in the PI System.

  • Additional Resources

About this course

This course is designed to teach you the fundamentals of PI Vision. This course is split into 5 lessons that walk through a full use-case using PI Vision, where you will learn about built-in features along the way. The material is self-paced for your convenience. Thus, there are no live components to the course, nor are there required login hours. Please use the video lectures for instruction along with the course exercises to gain hands-on experience working with key concepts.

 There are multiple hands-on knowledge checks tailored to apply the knowledge you've learned in the video lectures. 

Once you register for a course, you will have access to the course materials 24/7 on this website.

By the end of this Course you’ll be able to…

Search for important Events, PI Tags, and AF Elements and Attributes using the PI Vision Search Pane

Understand the importance and use of each of the eight main symbols. Understand how they can be used to work together in order to display data quickly, easily, and efficiently

Utilize templates in AF to create one display that may be reused with many different assets

Audience

Study time: 3 hours

Business users who require high-level visibility into production and operations

Users new to the PI System

Anyone considering PI Vision as a PI System visualization tool, or considering an upgrade from PI ProcessBook or PI WebParts.

Prerequisites

A general familiarity and understanding about the PI System: take PI System Basics (Free course!) if you are brand new to the PI System.

Software Requirements

The course will walk through a particular use case and will use a few files stored on a Training Cloud Environment. However, learners are encouraged to adapt the exercises and use their own software and data structures as tehy see fit. This allows each learner to immediately leave the course with something valuable to their enterprise. In order to complete the exercises, you will need the following software:

  • PI Vision 2017 or later (connected to PI Data Archive and Asset Framework)

Course Materials

Course Video Playlist

Downloadable Workbook

Course Outline

  • Getting Started

    this section should be used for both courses and course series, as appropriate.  It is a section describing how to go through the course (such as go ahead and register for live events before doing pre-work so the student gets a spot).  This should at minimum be used for any courses which have 1) anything before the live event section - like pre-work, or 2) multiple sessions that they must register for.

    For External Courses, the workbook will be included in this section, since registration should not be required to download course workbook

  • Key Course Information
  • Course Grading Scheme
  • How to Navigate This Course
  • Offline Course Videos for Blocked YouTube Users
  • Workbook to Download
  • Training Cloud Environments
  • Cloud Environments Introduction
  • Cloud Environments Instructions
  • Launch Cloud Environment
  • How to Access PI Vision in the Training Cloud Environment
  • Lesson 1: Introduction to the Course and PI Vision
  • Introduction to the Course
  • Introduction to PI Vision
  • Lesson 2: PI Vision Overview
  • PI Vision Homepage
  • Knowledge Check: Homepage Components
  • Display Editor
  • PI Vision Display Modes
  • PI Vision Symbols Explained
  • PI Vision Symbols - Reference Sheet
  • Knowledge Check: Explore the User Interface
  • Lesson 3: Use-Case & Create the Overview Display
  • Use Case Scenario
  • Create an Overview Display [Intro]
  • Create an Overview Display [Approach]
  • Try the Exercise - Challenge 1
  • Prepare the Display
  • Add PI Data
  • Configure Multi Stating
  • Knowledge Check
  • Lesson 4: Create a Well Pad Drill-in Display
  • Create a Well Pad Drill in Display [Intro]
  • Create a Well Pad Drill in Display [Approach]
  • Try the Exercise - Challenge 2
  • Prepare the Well Pad Display
  • Add PI Data for Well Pad Wells
  • Create a Collection
  • Knowledge Check
  • Lesson 5: Modify an Existing Oil Well Display
  • Modify an Existing Oil Well Display [Intro]
  • Modify an Existing Oil Well Display [Approach]
  • Try the Exercise - Challenge 3
  • Find, Copy and Modernize the Display
  • Downtime Tracking
  • Knowledge Check
  • Extra Practice
  • New AF Database to explore
  • Create a Basic PI Vision Display
  • Presentation of PI Vision Symbols
  • Searching for Data Items in PI Vision
  • Searching for Data
  • Example Solution: Monitoring All Vital Measurements
  • Knowledge Check: Monitoring All Vital Measurements
  • Final Exam

    For eLearning, this section will detail the means of submitting the final project for the course.

     

  • Final Exam
  • Course Evaluation

    Section name for getting feedback on the course - every course should have this section.

  • How did it go?
  • Next Steps

    This section will list options to either implement the learned content or how to continue their education in the PI System.

  • Additional Resources