Viewport Plugin for the PI System

by Raster Industrial Automation

View live data in your P&IDs using Raster's plugin in your Viewport application

Solution Overview

In partnership with Radial SG, Raster Industrial Automation has jointly developed a plugin for Viewport that takes live information for operators one step further by connecting documents and drawings in Viewport with PI Data from your asset. Read more at

This unique visualization enables control room operators and other authorized users to examine trends without having to leave the Viewport application. Current and historical values can be displayed directly on top of the P&IDs and similar technical drawings, saving time and providing real time insight for analysis, monitoring and informed decision making.

Solution Approach

The magic of the plugin is the AF model that matches PI Tags to P&ID tags with pattern matching technology. Matched PI Tags belonging to a P&ID tag are added to an AF Element. This element is then assigned an AF Template. This further increases the usefullness of the plugin as it creates about 80% of your AF asset model automatically. If not all attributes of the element have a matching PI Tag, you now know where to look for the missing pieces.



  • Overlay snapshot data in any document type
  • Show trend data in a popup
  • Use AF to connect P&ID tags to historical and snapshot data


  • Save time by doing your work in one app
  • Holistic view of data and documentation
  • Providing real time insight for analysis, monitoring and informed decision making
  • An AF model that you can build on

PI System Requirements

PI System Access, PI System version 3.4.390 or later

Solution Type

Asset Management, Data Validation, Visualization


  • Chemical & Petrochemical
  • Oil & Gas
  • Water & Wastewater
  • Food & Beverages

Business Impacts

Optimize Processes, Evaluate Quality


Applications for the PI System