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TN AppSvr311 Content Type for Symbols and Graphics for AVEVA OMI




This article from InSource shows how to define the Content Type inside of an Industrial Symbol before using them inside of an AVEVA OMI View App.  

  • Author: Glenn Yancey
  • Published: 12/15/2018
  • Applies to: Application Server 2017 and InTouch OMI 2017 and higher


Starting with Application Server 2017, it is now required to use the new ContentType property for your Industrial Symbols (fka ArchestrA Symbols) when using them in conjunction with AVEVA OMI. 

The ContentType property is a means of determining what type of content can be shown in an AVEVA OMI layout pane when in Runtime.  The ContentType must first be set inside of the Graphic Editor in the Runtime Behavior properties in the Industrial Symbol.  TN_CNTYP_01.jpg

Note:  The Industrial Symbol MUST be attached to an Object Template or an Object Instance for the association to work between the Object Instance in the AVEVA OMI Navigation pane and the Industrial Symbol belonging to that instance.  

Inside of the AVEVA OMI Layout pane, you create an arrangement of window panes that will display symbols based on the ContentType assigned to them for the Object Instance selected in Navigation.  TN_CNTYP_03.jpg

Then in AVEVA OMI (runtime), if Pane1 is dedicated to ONLY show Overview graphics, then when an Instance is selected, and graphic of the Overview content type will show in Pane1.  In this example below, the Mixing_1 has been selected.  Pane1 then shows any graphic associated to Mixing_1 of the Overview content type.TN_CNTYP_04.jpg