Visualizing PI System Data with PI Vision

Learn how to create displays in PI Vision, an intuitive web-client visualization tool.

About this course

Learn how to build dynamic, graphical, interactive web-based dashboards with PI Vision. This self-paced online course is dedicated to a series of exercises where the student is challenged to solve real-world problems using PI Vision.

By the end of the course, you will be able to...

  • Understand the PI System Basics
  • Learn PI Time Syntax
  • Create a simple PI Vision display to monitor your process
  • Enhance displays using related assets, multi-state behavior, collections, and graphics library
  • Link different PI Vision displays
  • Search and manage PI Vision displays
  • Analyze Event Frames in PI Vision
  • View and share PI ProcessBook displays in PI Vision

Audience

Level: Introductory

Study Time: 8 hours

Course Access: Unlimmited access. The only exception is the Training Cloud Environment for which you have 30 day access. After those 30 days you can purchase additional access with one of the two options below:

Prerequisites

This Course Includes...

  • Videos, exercises and quizzes to help you learn the material
  • A Cloud Environment accessible for 30 days and configured to complete all the exercises in the course
  • A shareable certificate of completion

Further Information

  • This is a self-paced course. Any questions or assistance needed about the material can be asked in this course's space in the OSIsoft PI Square community
  • When you complete the examination at the end of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion which can be shared and directly posted on LinkedIn
  • For more information about our Online Courses please visit our FAQ page

You can audit the full video lecture content right now on the OSIsoft Learning YouTube Channel

Course Outline

  • Getting Started
  • Key Course Information
  • Course Grading Scheme
  • How to Navigate This Course
  • Offline Course Videos for Blocked YouTube Users
  • Optional Workbook
  • Fictitious OSIsoft Plant Used in This Course
  • Lesson 1 - PI System Basics
  • Map of the PI System
  • What is a PI System?
  • What are PI Assets, Attributes, and Tags?
  • Basic Building Blocks in the PI System: PI Points and Assets
  • Using the Element as a Building Block of your AF Hierarchy
  • Walkthrough of PI System Explorer (PSE)
  • Knowledge Check: Access the AF Database
  • Getting Started with Attribute Data Reference Types
  • Knowledge Check: Define Assets
  • Exception and Compression Quick Summary
  • Tracking Important Events with PI
  • Lesson 2 - PI Time
  • Time in PI System
  • Knowledge Check: PI Time
  • Storing and Accessing "Future Data" in the PI System
  • How does PI Adjust for time zones and DST?
  • Lesson 3 - Building Basic Displays in PI Vision
  • What is PI Vision?
  • Create a Basic PI Vision Display in a Few Minutes
  • Symbols and Tool Panes in PI Vision
  • Knowledge Check: Exploring the Components of PI Vision Display Design
  • Search in PI Vision
  • Knowledge Check: Search in PI Vision
  • Knowledge Check: Monitoring All Vital Measurements
  • Example Solution: Monitoring All Vital Measurements
  • Lesson 4 - Enhance Displays with Additional Features
  • Add Graphics and Configure Multi-state Behavior
  • Swap Related Asset Displays and Create a Collection
  • Knowledge Check: Create a Dynamic Dashboard with Collections and Symbols
  • Example Solution: Create a Dynamic Dashboard with Collections and Symbols
  • Knowledge Check: Monitoring the Mixing Tanks’ Key Performance Indicators
  • Example Solution: Monitoring the Mixing Tanks’ Key Performance Indicators
  • Add Navigation Links and URL Parameters
  • Knowledge Check: Using URL Parameters and Hyperlinks
  • Knowledge Check: Navigating Between PI Vision Displays
  • Example Solution: Navigating Between PI Vision Displays
  • Lesson 5 - Track Events in PI Vision
  • Analyze Event Frames in PI Vision
  • Knowledge Check: Inspect Downtime Event Details
  • Example Solution: Inspect Downtime Event Details
  • Lesson 6 - Manage Displays
  • Manage and Share PI Vision Displays
  • Knowledge Check: Manage and share your PI Vision Displays
  • View PI ProcessBook Displays in PI Vision
  • Knowledge Check: View PI ProcessBook displays on Your Desktop Web Browser
  • Final Exam
  • Final Exam
  • Course Evaluation
  • How did it go?
  • Training Cloud Environments
  • Cloud Environments Introduction
  • Cloud Environments Instructions
  • Launch Cloud Environment
  • Next Steps
  • Additional Resources
  • End of the course

About this course

Learn how to build dynamic, graphical, interactive web-based dashboards with PI Vision. This self-paced online course is dedicated to a series of exercises where the student is challenged to solve real-world problems using PI Vision.

By the end of the course, you will be able to...

  • Understand the PI System Basics
  • Learn PI Time Syntax
  • Create a simple PI Vision display to monitor your process
  • Enhance displays using related assets, multi-state behavior, collections, and graphics library
  • Link different PI Vision displays
  • Search and manage PI Vision displays
  • Analyze Event Frames in PI Vision
  • View and share PI ProcessBook displays in PI Vision

Audience

Level: Introductory

Study Time: 8 hours

Course Access: Unlimmited access. The only exception is the Training Cloud Environment for which you have 30 day access. After those 30 days you can purchase additional access with one of the two options below:

Prerequisites

This Course Includes...

  • Videos, exercises and quizzes to help you learn the material
  • A Cloud Environment accessible for 30 days and configured to complete all the exercises in the course
  • A shareable certificate of completion

Further Information

  • This is a self-paced course. Any questions or assistance needed about the material can be asked in this course's space in the OSIsoft PI Square community
  • When you complete the examination at the end of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion which can be shared and directly posted on LinkedIn
  • For more information about our Online Courses please visit our FAQ page

You can audit the full video lecture content right now on the OSIsoft Learning YouTube Channel

Course Outline

  • Getting Started
  • Key Course Information
  • Course Grading Scheme
  • How to Navigate This Course
  • Offline Course Videos for Blocked YouTube Users
  • Optional Workbook
  • Fictitious OSIsoft Plant Used in This Course
  • Lesson 1 - PI System Basics
  • Map of the PI System
  • What is a PI System?
  • What are PI Assets, Attributes, and Tags?
  • Basic Building Blocks in the PI System: PI Points and Assets
  • Using the Element as a Building Block of your AF Hierarchy
  • Walkthrough of PI System Explorer (PSE)
  • Knowledge Check: Access the AF Database
  • Getting Started with Attribute Data Reference Types
  • Knowledge Check: Define Assets
  • Exception and Compression Quick Summary
  • Tracking Important Events with PI
  • Lesson 2 - PI Time
  • Time in PI System
  • Knowledge Check: PI Time
  • Storing and Accessing "Future Data" in the PI System
  • How does PI Adjust for time zones and DST?
  • Lesson 3 - Building Basic Displays in PI Vision
  • What is PI Vision?
  • Create a Basic PI Vision Display in a Few Minutes
  • Symbols and Tool Panes in PI Vision
  • Knowledge Check: Exploring the Components of PI Vision Display Design
  • Search in PI Vision
  • Knowledge Check: Search in PI Vision
  • Knowledge Check: Monitoring All Vital Measurements
  • Example Solution: Monitoring All Vital Measurements
  • Lesson 4 - Enhance Displays with Additional Features
  • Add Graphics and Configure Multi-state Behavior
  • Swap Related Asset Displays and Create a Collection
  • Knowledge Check: Create a Dynamic Dashboard with Collections and Symbols
  • Example Solution: Create a Dynamic Dashboard with Collections and Symbols
  • Knowledge Check: Monitoring the Mixing Tanks’ Key Performance Indicators
  • Example Solution: Monitoring the Mixing Tanks’ Key Performance Indicators
  • Add Navigation Links and URL Parameters
  • Knowledge Check: Using URL Parameters and Hyperlinks
  • Knowledge Check: Navigating Between PI Vision Displays
  • Example Solution: Navigating Between PI Vision Displays
  • Lesson 5 - Track Events in PI Vision
  • Analyze Event Frames in PI Vision
  • Knowledge Check: Inspect Downtime Event Details
  • Example Solution: Inspect Downtime Event Details
  • Lesson 6 - Manage Displays
  • Manage and Share PI Vision Displays
  • Knowledge Check: Manage and share your PI Vision Displays
  • View PI ProcessBook Displays in PI Vision
  • Knowledge Check: View PI ProcessBook displays on Your Desktop Web Browser
  • Final Exam
  • Final Exam
  • Course Evaluation
  • How did it go?
  • Training Cloud Environments
  • Cloud Environments Introduction
  • Cloud Environments Instructions
  • Launch Cloud Environment
  • Next Steps
  • Additional Resources
  • End of the course