Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ArchestrA Graphics Tips and Tricks Episode 3 – Connectors and Connection Points

This episode of ArchestrA Graphics Tips and Tricks video, produced by John Krajewski, focuses on a new feature that was added in Wonderware InTouch 2014 R2: Connectors and Connection Points. Usage of connectors and connections points will greatly reduce the effort in building and maintaining process graphics with interconnecting lines.
About the Wonderware InTouch 2014 R2: Connectors and Connection Points
Every HMI design includes graphic elements and connectors between elements, such as a pipe, wire, or line. Much of the design time goes into connecting graphic elements to one another. For most HMIs, this connecting can be a tedious effort and can prove especially frustrating when graphics are repositioned in the design phase or even if the graphic is required to move at runtime as a result of animation. 

In 2014 R2 there is a new combination of Connection Points and Connectors which provide resilient connections between graphics with simple point, click, drag and drop operations. With these new features, whenever graphics are repositioned, either in design or runtime, the Connectors adjust and move with the graphics to maintain the connections. This eliminates tedious connector redrawing and refinements.

InTouch 2014 R2  Connection Points and Connectors

Watch the first 2 episodes of ArchestrA Graphics Tips:
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