# HMI Panel view_module

HMI Panel allows operators to monitor and operate on one or more panels and view charts data, alarms and notes.

There are two ways of accessing HMI

The first is to access directly without logging into PlexusLAB; this is the way operators usually follows.

Without Login

Or, you can access after logging into PlexusLAB.

With Login

# Panels

The first shown window is related to the panels, previously configured in PlexusLAB in the panel page.

Main View of HMI

The entire panel list is shown aside, and the operator can jump from one to another in a few clicks

Side Panel of HMI

# Top bar

The top bar contains utility buttons and link buttons to navigate to different pages.

Using HMI
Icon Name Information
fullscreen Full Screen Trigger fullscreen
notifications Alarm Notifications Alarm notifications that being triggered by functions
timeline Timeline View blackbox
info_outline Info Message Info modal that allow you to view info message
note_add Notes Allow you to view and add engineering logs / notes
Plexus List of options

# Notes

This button allows you to view and add engineering logs / notes as a reminder for operators.


You can add a Note. Once the Note is added, it will be on the To Do tab. Clicking done on the element will goes to the Done Tab. You can delete the element on the Done Tab.

# Options

The Plexus button allows you to show a list of options.

List of Options
Icon Name Information
lock_open Unlock Unlock HMI Panel requiring to enter PIN Code respecitive to User.
code Enter PlexusLAB Enter PlexusLAB requiring to login if User its not login.
exit_to_app Log out Go back to login page

# Using HMI

For security reasons, when accessing HMI Panel without logging in, a user doesn't have access to operate on buttons and switches until a 4-digit pin code is inserted.

To view the more details of various permissions level click here.

4 number require

Using the HMI to set a variable is easy: click on it, put in the value and press enter.

Using HMI


Switches are usually assigned to digital I/O channels.


Note: when assigning a button element to an analog input channel, turning it off will reset the value to 0, turning it on will set it to 1.

# Blackbox

Viewing blackbox is a key component from an operator point of view, and the user interface is kept very similar as the one used inside PlexusLAB.

The blackbox top bar gives the user the following functionalities:

Icon Name Information
timeline Timeline Choose a range of time / day / week / month to view your graph
replay Load Selection Load selected graph of your timeline
sync Live Get constant data from your variable, update every second
Charts list Charts List Select charts that you want to view from this PlexusLAB

More informations about navigating the chart are here.

Last Updated: 11/4/2022, 4:22:03 PM