PI Processbook 3.2 is Released

Sep 21, 2009 - PI Processbook with PI SQC 3.2 is Released

The PI ProcessBook 3.2 release is based on version 3.1 functionality and includes the following new feature enhancements:

  • Element relative displays (ERDs) can be created using AF elements that switch data context within a given display. This functionality supplements the module relative display (MRD) add-in from previous releases. If the Asset subsystem of the PI Server has been used to migrate the Module Database to an AF database, then existing MRD displays will automatically be upgraded to use the appropriate AF elements by the ERD add-in if the MRD add-in is uninstalled.
  • New collaboration features allow you to communicate with other users from within PI ProcessBook. A list of subscribers to a PI Notification can be listed and contacted using Office Communicator (version 2005 or 2007). Using the Communicator technology, a user can email, instant message or see a phone number for Contacts. The specific features are dependent on the Communicator version and configuration. In addition, a screen capture of the active display can be taken and emailed in one step using the Contact list, using Microsoft Outlook. The collaboration functionality requires that Office Communicator is installed on your computer and you are logged in.
  • A new toolbar to navigate recently opened and bookmarked displays is provided. This toolbar provides a familiar browsing experience and reduces the time spent searching for a recently used display. The forward and backward browsing feature retains the list of opened files from the currently open session of PI ProcessBook, but the bookmark manager provides a permanent listing of frequently used displays.
  • Playback functionality has been added to support users who troubleshoot problems by replaying events. A toolbar provides the ability to playback a time period within a display. This feature helps you analyze conditions in a plant during a specific time frame.
  • The Statistical Quality Control (SQC) symbol is fully incorporated into PI ProcessBook as a native symbol. In addition, a new Sigma estimation method based on standard deviation has been provided in the symbol.