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MODULE ONE

maxVUE EDITOR OVERVIEW


The maxVUE Editor
Starting the MAXVUE EDITOR

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The maxSTATION Startup
Prior to starting maxVUE you must ensure that you have logged on as an
Engineer and that the maxVUE Startup has loaded the essential SBP
applications.

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maxSTATION Startup pop-up.
The maxVUE EDITOR Display
Double-clicking the maxVUE Editor icon on the maxSTATION or selecting the
Start menu > Programs > maxDNA > maxVUE Editor will load the maxVUE
Editor.

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The maxVUE Toolbar

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New

To create a new screen at any time, click the “New” button on the maxVUE
toolbar. You will be prompted to define a location for the screen.

Open

To open a screen, click on the “Open” button on the maxVUE toolbar. When the
dialog box appears, select the screen in the File Name box, and then choose the
OK button.

Save

To save a screen, click on the “Save” button on the standard maxVUE


toolbar. When you save a previously unnamed screen for the first time,
maxVUE displays the “Save As” dialog box so you can type a name for the
screen. The “Save As” dialog box is also available from the File menu.

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Cut

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To remove an object from the screen and copy it to the clipboard, you would first click
on the selected object them click on the “Cut” tool on the maxVUE toolbar. The cut
function is also available from the Edit menu. Note: there is no DELETE function in
maxVUE.

Copy

To copy to the clipboard you would first click on the selected object then click on the
“Copy” tool on the maxVUE toolbar. The copy function is also available from the
Edit menu.

Paste

To paste from the clipboard you would click on the “Paste” tool on the maxVUE
toolbar. The paste function is also available from the Edit menu.

Print

This will automatically print the file to the pre-defined local or network printer. The
standard Windows print pop-up will allow the selection of printers, ranges, and
number of copies.
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About

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This will display maxVUE current version and revision in the
maxSTATION.

Help

Clicking on this tool icon will display the standard Windows NT Help pop-
up.

Layers

Will display the Edit Layers and Control Order pop-up of the selected file.
You may select objects from the folders and use standard maxVUE editing
features to edit the objects, groups, and contents of the folders.

Grid ON/OFF

Occasionally you may want to precisely align objects on the screen. maxVUE
helps you do this by creating a grid of vertical and horizontal lines. To toggle
this function, click on the Grid ON/OFF button on the maxVUE toolbar. A
specific X, Y grid spacing may be entered via the Display Properties form. In
this way the grid may be set to match exactly the desired resolution.
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Snap

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The Snap feature allows you to make any designated point automatically
jump to the closest grid point. This helps you line up such items as graphic
shapes, and columns of text. It is also helpful in creating identical shapes
and placing them uniformly on the screen.

Display Properties

Allows you to select the display background color, grid dimensions, position,
size, and display type. It also allows you specify if it is to be Zoomable and
to select a specific Horizontal or Vertical Toolbar to be used on the display.

Select

Click on the “Select” tool icon then click on an object to select it. Once
selected you can move, copy, change size, etc. After selecting the object,
you can also right-click to display its properties or use the group features
from the cascading context menu to further edit the object.

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Rectangle Filled Rectangle

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You can draw either unfilled or filled rectangles or squares by clicking one of the
“Rectangle” buttons. To draw your rectangle, click and drag to the shape you want.
When you release the mouse button, your rectangle or square is placed on the screen.
Rectangles and squares can be outlined and/or filled. Their outline width is taken
from the last line you drew. The outline, line width, line color, and fill color can also
be selected via the rectangle property sheet. Rectangles can also be made to appear
raised or inset via the property sheet selection. The raised/inset border width is
derived from the line thickness property. The filled icon presets the filled property to
speed drawing but otherwise both are identical.

Ellipse Filled Ellipse

You can draw either unfilled ellipses or circles by clicking the “Ellipse” button. To
draw your ellipse, click and drag to the shape you want. When you release the mouse
button, your ellipse or square is placed on the screen. Ellipses and circles can be
outlined and/or filled. Their outline width is taken from the last line you drew. The
outline, line width, line color, and fill color can also be selected via the ellipse
property sheet. Ellipses can also be made to appear raised or inset via the property
sheet selection. The raised/inset border width is derived from the line thickness
property. The filled icon presets the filled property to speed drawing but otherwise
both are identical.
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Line

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The “Line” tool lets you draw straight lines. Your lines can be tilted at any angle,
or you may make them horizontal and vertical. The Line tool can be selected by
clicking the icon. The line thickness you choose here also affects any ellipses,
rectangles, and polygon objects you might draw later. To draw a straight line, you
must drag your mouse. Don’t click one point then click another because that
won’t draw anything. The line width and line colors can also be selected via the
line property sheet.
Polygon

You can make irregularly shaped polygons with the “Polygon” tool. Like
rectangles and ellipses, polygons can be outlined and/or filled. Their outline
width is taken from the last line you drew. The outline, line width, line color,
and fill color can be selected via the property sheet. Polygons may be filled by
selecting either Winding or Alternate mode
To start a polygon, click and drag to create a line. You can make this line vertical,
horizontal, or diagonal. After the first line is drawn, you can click once to add
more lines to the first one. Add as many lines, as you want. To finish the polygon
you double-click the last point and maxVUE will close the endpoints of your
polygon together for you. Right-clicking brings up a pop-up menu and the ability
to select the polygon’s property sheet for line width and color changes.
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Text

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You can place text on your display by clicking on this button. To draw text, click
and drag to create a focus rectangle. When you release the button, your text
rectangle is placed on the screen. You may enter your own text and associated Font
information via the Text property sheet. The text rectangle may be filled or unfilled
and text color is changed via the Line color property sheet.
Bitmap

You can place a bitmap (bmp or .wmf file) on your display by clicking on this button.
When you click this button, you will be presented with the “File Open” dialog from
which you may select the desired file. After you have selected the file, click and drag
to create a focus rectangle. When you release the mouse button, your bitmap is drawn
on the screen. You may select the "Not filled" property for bitmap files to display their
background in transparent mode. Although you may navigate anywhere to select a
bitmap, if it is not in a standard location, you will be prompted to save it to a standard
location.
OLE Animator

Clicking on this button opens the Animators toolbar if it is not already open. The
Animators toolbar allows you to select OLE Controls to be placed on your display.
Due to a programming anomaly, the button will remain depressed and the cursor will
change to crosshairs. To release the button and return the cursor to normal just click
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Browse Configuration

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T the maxVUE Graphical Configurator is another function of the maxVUE editor. The
Browse Configuration button will bring up the Browse Configuration window that
allows you to choose the HID to view and/or edit using the maxVUE Graphical
Configurator function.

Alternate Language Dialog

The Alternate language Dialog button will allow you to defined the alternate
language text corresponding to the English text defined on the current display.

Test Alternate Language (red) Test Mode (blue)

Once you have created a display and configured the OLE Controls with system
points, you may click this button to test your display using the selected alternate
language. You will be shown the display, as it will appear in the Run-time
environment. If the test Alternate Language button is used the English text
previously defined by the Alternate Language Dialog will be substituted with the
alternate language set.

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World View

You may click this button to return to normal magnification mode where the
display is scaled to show the complete screen within the area surrounded by
the editor toolbars etc.

Zoom In

As you might suspect, the “Zoom In” tool gives you a close-up look at your
object Each click on the Zoom In button on the maxVUE toolbar will
increase the magnification factor by one level. You can continue to work on
your object while it’s magnified. This allows you to do some fine-tuning to
the details of your object.

Zoom Out

To zoom out, click on the “Zoom Out” button on the maxVUE toolbar.
maxVUE will decrease the magnification factor by one level for each click.

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Pan

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By default when you open a display file or create a new display, you are shown
a thumbnail dialog that presents a 'thumbnail' view of your display. This
button allows you to close the thumbnail if it is up, or open the thumbnail if
you have closed it. You may rubber band an area of the thumbnail as an
alternate method of zooming in and out on your display.

Runtime Size

The Runtime Size button allows the user to view his display in its runtime
size. Scroll bars are added to allow for scrolling to parts of the screen that
would not otherwise be visible due to the space occupied by the editor toolbars
etc. Runtime Size Mode will NOT be maintained through any user action that
changes the viewing scale or the size of the maxVUE Editor View window.

The Animator Tool Bar


The Animator Tool Bar displays the current OCX Controls buttons that have
been registered for use by MAXDNA. In addition customized Control added
and correctly registered will added to the Animator Tool Bar for use. After you
have selected a control, click one of the control buttons and drag it to create a
focus rectangle. When you release the button, your control is drawn on the
screen. Controls have property sheets that allow you to set their attributes.
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Control buttons currently available.
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These are the current OCX controls. Some of these are
defined below. New controls may be added as needed by
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maxSCRIPT Control
The maxSCRIPT Control Button will implement a
programming language for simple calculations/logic.
One or more instances of this control may be placed
onto any maxVUE graphic.
Time/State Control
The Time/State Control add the capability to display
AVI (Audio Video Interleaved) and BMP (Bitmap) files
based on state that represents a value obtained from the
real time system. It will also have the capability to display up to four live data
values in any of its views four corners: upper left, upper right, lower left, and
lower right.

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List Control

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The Multi-Column List Control will provide the capability to display tabular
textual and numeric information. Primarily intended to show Variable and
Tagname attribute information but this control will be capable of displaying
general text and any real time data. It will provide for basic list processing
capability found in standard Windows list controls, plus provide customization
options to allow user selection and control of all the control’s attributes.
Bar Chart Control
The Bar Control will provide the bar graph capability by displaying a scaled
bitmap which represents a value obtained from the real time system. This
control also provides support for elliptical regions, which will be used in filling
tanks etc.
Button Control
The OLE Button Control provides the basic push button capabilities. It will
also be customized to perform additional processing such as writing data to the
Software Back Plane and changing the appearance of the button according to a
specific Boolean expression.

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Trend Wrapper Control

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The Trend Wrapper Control is an OCX compliant Microsoft Windows control
(created in Visual Basic) that uses the MAXDNA Core Trend Control as a base
and adds on-line editing capabilities for the operator/technician. It is primarily
used as trend wrapper example for customers to use. However the Trend
Wrapper Control is a fully functional trend control that displays a time-based
series of data (maximum of 8 traces) and provides for on-line editing
capabilities.
Text State Control
The Text State control provides the ability to display text and color that varies
depending on the state of a point attribute. The control evaluates the state
against predefined criteria and displays the first state that evaluates as “True”.
The relationships which can be tested include >, <, =, >=, <=, !=, and BOOL
(T/F). Note that “!=” means “Not Equal”.
Single Point Control
The Single Point Value control will display a single point attribute value. It
includes the ability to blink the value. This control will be similar in
functionality to a special case of the List Control showing only one cell of live
data.
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Core Trend Control
The Core Trend Control is an OCX compliant Microsoft Windows control that

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is used to display a time-based series of data. This control provides the base
(core) for trending and is primarily to be used in conjunction with a wrapper.
The customer can create or customize a wrapper to suite specific process
applications. The primary purpose is to quickly allow an operator to evaluate
the state of the process in order to take corrective actions if necessary to protect
the process. A secondary purpose is to allow the engineer to analyze the
dynamics of the process in order to suggest process modification in order to
increase efficiency, throughput, or safety.
Alarm Summary Control
The Alarm Summary Control displays a list of alarms based on Alarm
Summary Filters (includes Alarm Summary HID Filter and Alarm Summary
Qualifier). The Alarm Summary Control is automatically loaded on the
Animator Tool Bar.
Alarm List Control
The Alarm List Control displays the top alarms based on Alarm List Filter
(includes Alarm List HID Filters and Alarm List Qualifier). The Alarm List
Control is automatically loaded on the Animator Tool Bar.

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The maxVUE Pull Down Menus.
maxVUE Editor’s Menu
Files

Files pull down Menu.

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There are several other options under the pull down menus that are not
included in the maxVUE Tool Bar. The Close, Save-As, and Print Preview
could be quite useful in some situations. In addition, the most recently used
list at the bottom of the File drop down menu will list the last screens you
worked on.

Edit

Edit pull down Menu.

Additional menu options like Undo, Redo, and Paste Special are found in
the Edit menu.

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View

View pull down Menu.

Through the View pull down menu you can toggle the Toolbar and Status bar
you can also call up the Manage Controls Toolbar.

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Manage Controls Toolbar
This popup window allows you to specify which controls and in what order the
controls are seen in the normal “N” and the extended, ALL “X” view of the
Controls Toolbar. Clicking on the selection successively rotates through the three
options of none, normal and extended.

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Manage Controls Toolbar pull down Menu.
Window

Windows pull down Menu.

Apart from icon control and cascading or tile window management, the Windows
cascading context menu provides for easy navigation between existing opened
displays.
Help

Help pull down Menu.

The Help Topics and About maxVUE options are also available from the pull
down menu.
The Status Bar

maxVUE Status Bar.

The Status Bar will show the current target group you are working with. It also
shows help text for maxVUE Tool Bar buttons and menu items.
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The Display View

maxVUE Editor Display View.


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The Thumbnail Tool

The Thumbnail Tool Display.

This will provide a thumbnail of the entire screen. You can zoom in/out and
also perform screen area selection by clicking within the thumbnail.

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