Faceplates – part 2
When using Faceplates, the first step in the zenon Editor is to create the screens you want to use (e.g. an Alarm Message List), just like any other zenon screen. You then create a screen of the type Faceplate, where you can set up so called “screen containers”. Within these containers you link your previously created screens, so that they can be centrally managed. These screens now behave like a linked symbol, you can see the contents and you can also replace links at each screen container.
Within the screen switch function to the Faceplate screen you can configure the whole Faceplate in one place (including the linked sub-pictures).
There are two types of filters: “common” filters (like time filters) that can be applied to screens of different types, for example to an Alarm Message List and a Chronological Event List. And there are “screen type specific” filters, like a Report Viewer filter.
You can create one or more filters of each type, whatever your current application demands. You can e.g. use one single time filter for all sub-screens for easier configuration, or you can use a separate time filter for each sub-screen to allow comparison of data.
And last but not least, you can replace links and/or indices for the whole Faceplate including the sub-pictures, like for all other zenon screens.