creating process graphics
I created a Site within the Functional Structure where I created my process graphics pg2.
I discovered that I could also create a Site in my Control Project using Project Explorer under Control Structure.... and then create my process graphics under that site.
Is there a difference between the above two methods of creating a process graphics?
I'm using System 800xA version 6.0 with Control Builder M.
(Programmers should not swap programming Objects with 800xA Objects - that's two different things!)
An Object is a kind of container, you can see the Objects in the tree-type window of the Explorer.
Objects can have a parent Object (above in the tree structure) and child Objects (below in the tree structure).
Objects can contain Aspects.
Aspects are the things who add functions to the Objects.
You can add several types of Structure Aspects to an Object. This making the Object appear in the corresponding Structures.
You can add Process Graphics Aspects to an Object. This making the Object available to display a graphics.
You can add Trend Display Aspects to an Object. This makes the Object available to display a trend.
You can add Control Connection Aspects to an Object. This makes the Object available do obtain process data.
And so on.
Summary: yes, you can add process graphics everywhere. But you should keep a kind of order.
800xA is modelled on creation and integration of Aspect object. Aspect object are organised as structures.
Plant explorer organizes 800xAsystem in structures and each structure has its own defined purposes.
Functional structure is used to organize the functionality of plant therbye it can display objects
Control structure is used to organize the the control logic like application , control projects, IO boards etc.
Though you can use the control structure also to display , it is recommended to use functional structure.