# Introduction and main components

The PlexusLAB web platform offers all the tools necessary for the configuration of a system, which vary from the configuration of the users, to the setting of connected devices, to the definition of alarms, to the production of graphics panel for monitoring and management of the state, passing from of various customized functions to be executed to control the entire process.

The web platform is made up of always visible sections and dynamic content.

Base page structure

This chapter describes the sections that are always visible and the functions they offer.

The following chapters will describe the individual features; keep in mind that some of them could be hidden depending on the type of user during the sign in process, due to a question of permissions associated with it. Refer to the Users for more information.

The header is the upper part of the window, a dark grey bar, that shows informations and buttons described here:

Header structure
Icon Functionality Details
calendar_view_day Sidebar Open/close sidebar
- Label Server name, can be modified by accessing system settings
perm_identity Users Displays the number of users logged into the system
view_module HMI Panels Link to HMI panel
notifications_none Alarms Displays the number of active alarms
Plexus Opens settings

Click to open a popup menu that shows these actions:

Icon Functionality Details
file_download Export Export plant configurations
file_upload Import Import a previously exported configuration into the plant
file_download View Data Download configurations into a CSV file
exit_to_app Logout Close an active session on web platform. For security reasons, it's always recommended to logout at the end of operations so that nobody is able make changes by accessing to your PC while you are not watching on it

# Import project

This functionality allows to make a total or partial configurations import from another projects.

Import settings


Sometimes it's useful to import only some parts of an exported configuration, so that users, constants and other things can be properly defined for the system you are working on.

Footer is the bottom part of the window. Here is a brief explanation:

Footer structure

# Installed software version and info

The first information shown is the current version of the installed system software, in M.m.v format, where

  • M = Major version number, whose advancement indicates a completely renewed software version, and which usually involves breaking changes with lower M versions;
  • m = minor version number, whose progress indicates a version with new features, which typically do not involve breaking changes with the same version of M;
  • p = patch number, the progress of which indicates a software version that includes fixes and corrections to problems found on previous versions, with the same M and m.

If the installed version is the latest, a “Help” link is shown which opens a popup with general information on how to perform an update.

Conversely, if a more recent version is available, the link shows an indication "New version available! (M.m.v) "with its identification number; in this case, if necessary, read up on the changes made by the new version and, if possible, update the system following the instructions in the popup.

# User logged in

Name of the user with whom you are currently logged into the web platform.

# System status

Shows the current state of the system, which can assume one of the following states:

  • LOADING: first moments after login in which the platform waits for the first response from the system;
  • System Running: the system is functioning; more precisely, the status of the function service is active and is running correctly on the machine;
  • System Stopped: the system (red color) is stopped

# Side Panel

The Side Panel on the left side of the screen allows you to show the selected functionality in the central part of the page, highlighted in blue.

Primary side panel

The various functions are described in detail in the next chapters.

It can be hidden or expanded using the button in the header, to the left with respect to the project name.

# Primary View Panel

The central part of the screen shows the content selected by means of the Side panel.

Last Updated: 7/16/2024, 3:13:36 PM