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InTouch for System Platform Part 2

Training From InSource



Course Description

The InTouch for System Platform 2014 - Part 2 course is a 3-day, instructor-led class designed to

provide a continued understanding of the features and functionality of how the ArchestrA

Application Server provides visualization for your plant galaxy data using ArchestrA Symbols by

seamlessly integrating the InTouch for System Platform software.

This course is a continuation of the subjects and themes of the InTouch for System Platform 2014

- Part 1 course and continues to illustrate the use of visualization tools in the Wonderware

Application Server to provide a Human Machine Interface (HMI) utilizing connectivity to the

Galaxy, graphic symbols, animations, scripting features, and functionality found in InTouch

WindowMaker, ArchestrA Symbols, the ArchestrA Symbol Editor and QuickScript.NET.

The course uses lectures and hands-on labs to provide a fundamental understanding and

reinforce the knowledge of how to apply alarm, trending, and history controls for visualization, and

how to secure an InTouch application



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

Create and deploy InTouch Managed applications using the ArchestrA IDE

Create ArchestrA Symbols

Embed ArchestrA Symbols in Automation Objects and reference the object attributes

Use ArchestrA Symbols in a containment relationship

Work with the ArchestrA Alarm Client control for alarm visualization

Work with the ArchestrA Trend Client control for real-time trending

Work with the Historian Client Trend control for historical trending

Apply ArchestrA security in an InTouch Managed application


Application developers, engineers, system integrators, and other individuals who need to develop

InTouch applications for System Platform applications



Completion of the InTouch 2014 For System Platform - Part 1 course

Completion of the Application Server course

Manufacturing industry experience

Some graphical design experience is helpful


Course Outline


Module 1 – Introduction

Section 1 – Course Introduction

This section identifies the objectives and agenda for the InTouch for System Platform 2014 –

Part 2 course.


Section 2 – System Platform Overview

This section provides an overview of the components of the Wonderware System Platform and

the benefits of an integrated ArchestrA architectural environment.


Section 3 – ArchestrA Visualization Overview

This section introduces ArchestrA graphics, creating a managed InTouch application, and the

Situational Awareness Library.


Section 4 – System Requirements and Licensing

This section provides a detailed explanation of the system requirements necessary for the

Wonderware System Platform and the Licensing Model.

Module 2 – Advanced ArchestrA Graphic Functionality

Section 1 – Point Animations and Sweep Angles

This section describes the animation link for point animations and explains how to work with

Sweep angles for Arcs and Pies.


Section 2 – Trend Pen Animations

This section describes Trend Pen animations and explains how to work with Trend Pens.


Section 3 – Alarm Severity Animation

This section reviews alarm severities and introduces animation links for Alarm Severities and



Module 3 – Client Controls

Section 1 – Introduction to Client Controls

This section describes how to import client controls and explains their use with ArchestrA



Section 2 – The Alarm Client as a .Net Control

This section describes the Alarm Client .Net control methods and properties for both live

alarms and alarms in a database.


Section 3 – Historian Client Trend .Net Control

This section describes the HistClient Trend .Net control, which is available for use in ArchestrA



Module 4 – Advanced Data Navigation

Section 1 – Show Symbol and Hide Symbol Animations

This section provides a brief overview of ShowSymbol and HideSymbol animations.


Section 2 – ShowGraphic Script Function

This section provides a brief overview of the ShowGraphic Script function.


Module 5 – Symbol Wizard

Section 1 – Introduction to the Symbol Wizard

This section introduces the concepts of building a Symbol Wizard Symbol.


Section 2 – Symbol Wizard, Scripts, and Custom Properties

This section describes the proper usage of scripts and custom properties within a Symbol

Wizard Symbol.


Module 6 – Security

Section 1 – Review of Security Basics

This section provides a brief review of ArchestrA Security, Authentication Modes, General and

Operational permissions, Security classifications, the security audit trail, and InTouch security related tags and script functions.


Section 2 – Signed Writes

This section reviews Signed Writes and explains Signed Write script functionality.


Section 3 – Signed Alarms

This section reviews Signed Alarms functionality and introduces the SignedAlarmAck() script



Section 1 – Runtime Language Switching Overview

This section provides a brief overview of how to configure multiple languages and how to

switch between languages at Runtime.