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Open Several Displays at One Time

In addition to the procedures for opening a display, you can also open multiple
simuvzckv jkbzcxlb �.-xczltaneously. Press SHIFT while highlighting the displays
you want to open in Outline
view. Click the New button at the bottom of the list of displays. Each display or
display is opened in your workspace.
Manage Multiple Open Displays
Just as you can work with multiple ProcessBooks, you can have multiple displays
open in the
work area.
To make a display active, click in the display window or press CTRL+F6 to toggle
open displays.
To improve viewing when there are multiple open displays, choose:
� Window > Cascade�The titles of all open displays and ProcessBooks appear in a
cascaded list down the screen.
� Window > Tile�All open displays and ProcessBooks appear in a tiled view.
� Window > <display title>�The selected display is active.
Open Independent Display Files
Independent Display Files use a .pdi extension in the file name.
When you double-click on a display file in Windows Explorer, a copy of the PI
application installed on your PC opens, just as it would if you double-clicked on a
.piw file.
The independent display appears inside the application.
Zoom Display Size
Use the Zoom command to change the size of the drawing within a display window.
1. Click View > Zoom . The Zoom dialog appears.
2. Click a percentage, or
Type a number in the Custom text box to enlarge or reduce the drawing. The Custom
text box displays the current Scale Factor. Typing a number greater than the
Scale Factor

Semi-Autogenous Grinding� will be denoted as

�SAG� for the purposes of Metcom training. Fully autogenous grinding, �FAG� or
simply �AG�, can be considered a special case of �SAG� in which the ball charge is
Unlike rod or ball mills, determining the power draw characteristics of SAG mills
is a two step process.
First, there is an excellent formula for the basic SAG mill power draw that is
expected for a given SAG mill at a particular set of operating conditions. It is
from accurate measurements that were taken on a significant number of industrial
installations. Since this basic power draw formula will be applied to your mill(s),
but is
derived from reference to the power draw of other operating SAG mills, it is
referred to
here as the SAG mill reference power draw formula.
The �reference� power draw formula presented here looks a lot like the ones you
studied for rod and ball mills. The difference is that it was

Most point types (page 155) can be used with any dynamic symbol. There are some
restrictions on string and timestamp data.
Buttons are elements that create a link to other applications, such as a calculator
or word
processor, or other ProcessBooks or displays. You can also use buttons to execute a
For example, if you find you work in a particular display and frequently need to
update a
report with the information you are monitoring, you can add a button that
automatically opens
a spreadsheet program. You also can use a button to perform common actions using a
like printing a display, or connect to related displays, ProcessBooks, or Web
OLE Objects
OLE objects include information from outside applications, such as text,
spreadsheets, or
graphics. This information may be configured to update dynamically. OLE objects may
either linked (page 191) or embedded (page 188) into displays.
Manage Displays and Independent Display Files
Open a Display
Use any of these procedures to open a display from either Book View (page 32) or
View (page 34) of a ProcessBook:
� Click on the display title, then on the New button to open the selected display
in a new
� Click on the display title, then

PI ProcessBook provides tools for manipulating and analyzing the information shown
in a
display. For example, you can:
� Display the point attributes of a tag
� Change the time range that is used for values, bars, trends, XYPlots, SQC plots,
Multi-State symbols
� Use a Trend Cursor to see the value of plotted tags at a specific point in time
� Create an instant trend
Overview of Display Elements
Displays contain a variety of individual items, including static elements, buttons,
objects, and dynamic elements.
Static Symbols
Static symbols are symbols that do not automatically change as time passes, such as
image, process diagram, or descriptive text.
Static symbols include all items in a display that do not connect to the PI Server
or other
application to retrieve data, and do not start any application. Text labels and
flow lines are
examples of static symbols. Other types include rectangles, circles, arcs, and
Dynamic Symbols
Dynamic symbols are values, bars, trends, XYPlots, SQC charts, and multi-state
(such as a pump image tied to temperature data) that change over time, and are
based on the
value of a tag in the PI Server. If you wish to see how a dynamic symbol was
defined, select
it and click the Item Definition button on the Drawing toolbar.
� Dynamic symbols may also report data from outside databases through queries.
� If you rest your mouse on a dynamic symbol, you can see a ToolTip with the
value, tag name, and time stamp.
� Icons for questionable, substituted, and annotated PI data can also appear on