A user-friendly graphics editor (GEDI) is available for creation of system images (panels). Complete parameterization and creation/deletion of graphical objects and data points is performed online during operation.
Some objects (references) can be created and adapted to individual requirements with complete freedom.
Objects are stored in clearly arranged catalogues. Symbols are selected from the catalogue and simply dragged and dropped onto a panel. When added to the panel, a parameterization dialog box is displayed which may be a standard dialog or a completely customizable individual dialog.
A wealth of standard symbols for frequent system display tasks saves valuable development time. Comprehensive ActiveX support (access to properties, methods and events) makes it easier to integrate specific tasks as predefined solutions.
Integration of the current version QT5 has enabled a modern, sophisticated user experience for the operator. New features include widgets for a 3D bar, trend functions and tables.
Layout management „Responsive design“
To automatically adjust the display to the screen size during operation, the responsive design was introduced, which can be implemented quickly and easily in the graphical editor. Functions like grid layout, layout inheritance and some more let you easily and simple realize 100% responsive applications.
With the Script Wizard you can configure animated and Ultralight client compatible symbols (reference objects) and panels without manual scripting. The reference objects can be placed on the panels via drag & drop and linked to a data point. These Ultralight compatible panels can be displayed on any desktop PC and on mobile devices using the common web browsers. A set of preinstalled Ultralight client compatible symbols are available to simplify the engineering. The symbols can be used with the common data point types.
Support of version management systems
The Integration of SVN version management tool into the graphical editor significantly improves the usability and allows an easy project engineering in large project teams. SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture supports different version management tools which can be managed and operated in the graphical editor.