The InTouch 2014 tag-based course is a 4-day, instructor-led class focused on Managed InTouch application design. The course uses lectures and hands-on labs to provide a fundamental understanding of the basic principles of the Wonderware visualization module and the steps to develop a Human Machine Interface (HMI) system for your specific plant floor. You are guided through setup, layout, best practice concepts, features, and functions of the InTouch software platform. Hands-on labs reinforce concepts and features.

Course Information

Length: 4 days
Fee: $3000
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Objective: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Build a complete Managed InTouch application following best practices
  • Use WindowMaker to create windows and configure your InTouch application
  • Create and import tags, and use the Tagname Dictionary
  • Establish communications with I/O-aware programs
  • Build and customize graphics
  • Embed ArchestrA symbols into a Managed InTouch application
  • Animate graphics and text with Animation Links
  • Use the scripting editor to create QuickScripts
  • Add alarm functionality to an application
  • Implement InTouch security in an application
  • View data in Realtime Trends and Historical Trends
  • Back up and distribute your application
  • Develop an HMI for your specific plant floor environment using InTouch

Audience: Plant floor operators and managers, system administrators, system integrators, and other individuals who need to use the InTouch HMI software in manufacturing processes.

Prerequisites: The prerequisites for this course are:

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows
  • Manufacturing industry experience (recommended)

Course Outline:

Module 1 – Introduction
Section 1 – Course Introduction
This section will familiarize you with the objectives and agenda for this course. It also outlines Wonderware products and how InTouch meets the human-machine interface requirements for visualization.
Section 2 – InTouch and ArchestrA IDE Overview
This section introduces the InTouch HMI, the benefits of using InTouch, and its key capabilities. It also provides an overview of its features.
Section 3 – System Requirements and Licensing
This section describes the operating systems and other software requirements the host computer must meet prior to installing InTouch HMI 2014 (version 11).

Module 2 – Using WindowMaker and WindowViewer
Section 1 – Using WindowMaker
This section provides an overview of WindowMaker and how to configure WindowMaker components. It also describes how to design windows and set application preferences.
Section 2 – Using WindowViewer
This section describes your application visualization node and defines WindowViewer components and features.
Section 3 – Window Properties and Behaviors
This section discusses window properties and how they can be configured using the options available in the Window Properties dialog box.
Section 4 – Data Content Portal
This section explores the fundamentals of designing an InTouch application. You will also learn how to integrate data connectivity into your application, and view the results in WindowViewer.
Section 5 – Tagname Dictionary and Data Sources
This section explores tags and the Tagname Dictionary in more detail. It also describes data sources and how they are used, and how to create data Access Names.
Section 6 – Tag Viewer
This section describes the Tag Viewer and how to view, save, and import watch windows. It also discusses Dot Fields and how to interpret value, time, and quality information in a watch window.
Section 7 – Large-Scale Tag Manipulation
This section explores using the DBDump and DBLoad utilities to streamline the development of large amount of tags containing similar functionality.
Section 8 – Finding and Deleting Tags
There are several ways to maintain and edit links and tags. This section discusses the various methods such as the InTouch Cross Reference Utility, updating user counts, and deleting, substituting, and converting tagnames.

Module 3 – Data Presentation
Section 1 – Working with ArchestrA Symbols
This section describes how to embed an ArchestrA graphic in a window in your InTouch application. Then, it describes how to link tags and fields to graphics and configure custom properties to streamline how they are viewed in WindowMaker.
Section 2 – Using the ArchestrA Symbol Editor
This section discusses symbol duplication and editing. It also describes the ArchestrA symbol editor features.
Section 3 – ArchestrA Symbol Custom Properties
This section describes custom ArchestrA symbol animation and the flexibility available when using custom properties.
Section 4 – ArchestrA Symbol Animation
This section describes best practices in ArchestrA symbol animation, including the use of $System tags present in all InTouch applications.
Section 5 – ArchestrA Symbol Status and Quality
This section describes methods for monitoring the graphic representation of quality and data status.

Module 4 – Alarms and Events
Section 1 – Enabling and Configuring Alarms
This section describes methods to enable and configure alarms for discrete and analog tags.
Section 2 – Alarm Client
This section describes configuration and implementation methods for the Alarm Client. It also describes Alarm Client features such as right-click and context menu capabilities.
Section 3 – Alarm DB Logger
This section describes the Alarm DB Logger utility and how to configure the Alarm Client to connect to the logger utility.
Section 4 – Alarm Printing
This section describes alarm printer configuration and best practices for printed alarm output.

Module 5 – Data Tracking and Trending
Section 1 – Historical Trend
This section introduces InTouch historical logging, and explains the historical trend configuration options.
Section 2 – Trend Client
This section describes the ArchestrA Trend Client symbol, which is used to show real-time values on a chart in WindowViewer. The ArchestrA Trend Client is one of the symbols provided in the ArchestrA symbol editor.
Section 3 – Trend Pen
This section describes the ArchestrA Trend Pen animation, which is used to show a succession of process values as a trend line consisting of current and historical data.

Module 6 – Application Security
Section 1 – InTouch Security
This section provides an overview of ArchestrA, InTouch, and Operating System security models. The InTouch-based security model is then described in greater detail. Additional security options through runtime environment customizations have also been explained here.

Module 7 – Enhancing Your Application with QuickScript
Section 1 – Introduction to QuickScript
This section explains and defines the various InTouch QuickScript types, and features and functions that are unique to a particular QuickScript type. It also describes the features and functions of the QuickScript Editor.
Section 2 – Enhancing Security with QuickScript
This section describes the InTouch Script Editor functionality. It also describes the Animation Links dialog box and Action Script methods you can use to secure your application.
Section 3 – Using the EnableDisableKeys() Function
This section describes the function used to enable and disable the Alt, Escape, and Windows keys.
Section 4 – Enhancing History with QuickScript
This section describes history tracking enhancements using scripts, and includes Live HistTrend functionality. This section also describes historical pen functionality used to track components of historical pens, Historical Pen Runtime selection and unassignment, and configuration of multiple scripts using Action Script animation.
Section 5 – Action and Named Scripts
This section describes action and named scripts, which are used to associate key clicks or specified key combinations with an action.
Section 6 – Startangle and Sweepangle
This section describes the Startangle and Sweepangle functions, which you use to define the angle of a 2-point pie.

Module 8 – Application Distribution
Section 1 – Application Deployment
This section describes how to deploy your InTouch application for runtime operators.
Section 2 – Application Publishing
This section discusses how to publish your InTouch application for your production environment.

Module 9 – Putting It All Together
Section 1 – Building a New Process
In this section, you review important features of InTouch software covered in this class. You then apply what you have learned as you design, build, and animate a process using InTouch.


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