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Adding Buttons to the P&ID

Acquire must be in Config mode to perform these steps.

1. Select ‘P&ID’ from the ‘Acquire’ menu

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2. Select ‘Pallet’ from the ‘P&ID’ menu

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3. Select ‘Text and Buttons’ from the ‘Devices’ popup menu

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4. Drag one of the buttons from the pallet onto the P&ID

The Button Properties window will be displayed.

There are three different type of button available:

Field Modifier This is button will modify a selected field when clicked.
Navigation Button This button will jump to another P&ID or screen when clicked.
Panel Button This button will display a sidebar when clicked.

 Field Modifier Buttons

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Button Title The Button Title text is displayed on the button. Ensure the button is large enough to fit the required text.
Button Type This should be set to “Field Modifier”.
Modified Field This is the field that should be modified when the button is clicked. Click the ‘Select’ button to select the field.
Value This is the value to write to the Modified Field when the button is clicked.
Are You Sure Text This is the message that is presented to the user when the button is clicked. It should be in the format “Are you sure you want to click this button?”

 Navigation Buttons

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Button Title The Button Title text is displayed on the button. Ensure the button is large enough to fit the required text.
Button Type This should be set to “Navigation Button”.
Sub Type The Subtype popup menu determines the type of page that the button should navigate to: either “Station”, “Subscreen” or “P&ID”.
Station This is the station to navigate to.
Subscreen This will list all the available screens on the station. This option is only available for buttons of subtype “Subscreen”.
P&ID This will list all the available P&IDs on the station. This option is only available for buttons of subtype “P&ID”.

 Panel Buttons

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Button Title The Button Title text is displayed on the button. Ensure the button is large enough to fit the required text.
Button Type This should be set to “Panel Button”.
Stream This is the stream in the flow computer that the button should be linked to.

Once the Panel Button has been setup, follow these instructions to add fields to the sidebar.

5. Click the ‘OK’ button

The button will be added to the P&ID:

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Note: Because Config Mode requires items to be selected and dragged to new locations, it is not possible to click buttons directly. To simulate clicking a button in Config Mode, either right click on the button and select “Activate Button” or exit Config Mode.