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Map View

Besides Card View and Table View, SFx Asset Management provides you with another view mode, Map View, to browse all assets including stationary assets and portable assets in the Asset Dashboard.

The Map View visually pinpoints all portable assets and stationary assets connected to SFx Asset Management on a real-time map based on the geographical location of each asset. If no geo-location data is identified, asset position will be recognized according to the plant address where an asset is located.

  • For a portable asset or its accessory such as a Probe, if it is linked to a valid GPS Tag, it will be presented in the Map View as a pin icon depending on its geo-location. And if it also has the plant address associated, it will be shown as a plant icon as well.

  • For a stationary asset, such as CMM or machine tool, if it has the plant address associated, it will be shown as a plant icon in the Map View.

Note

If an asset has none of the location data (geo-location or plant address) mentioned above, it will not be shown in Map View.

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image41.png indicates at least an asset is located at this place;

MapView_Probe_ColoredPinIcon.PNG indicates at least a Probe is located at this place;

image29.png indicates at least a plant in which one or more assets exist is located at this place.

Note

  • You need to link a GPS Tag to your portable asset or Probes to receive instant geo-location data of your asset. When your asset is being transported from one factory to another, its geo-location will be updated accordingly. See Linking/Unlinking a GPS Tag for more information.

  • For stationary assets, it is recommended to specify the plant address for each asset after onboarding an asset to SFx Asset Management. See Modifying Asset Properties for details.

Click the image16.png icon to open the Map View of all assets in your organization.

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Each asset in the Map View is displayed with a grey pin image41.png icon, which indicates at least an asset is located at this place, and each probe is displayed with a green pin MapView_Probe_ColoredPinIcon.PNG icon, which indicates at least a Probe is located; while each plant is displayed with a yellow plant image29.png icon, which indicates a plant is positioned. When you zoom in on the map by scrolling the mouse wheel forward, you will see more icons spreading around if there are multiple assets or plants that exist near the location.

Hovering over a pin icon, a tooltip shows the asset name; while hovering over a yellow plant icon, a tooltip shows the plant name.

Click any icon on the map to expand a card-view list of assets that exist near the location. While hovering over an asset card, you’ll see its background becomes blue. You can read the detailed asset information, such as asset status, asset name, asset model, or asset location via a tooltip. Click an asset card to navigate to the detailed view of the asset.

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Note

In the Map View, the operational status and overall status of an asset are updated instantly depending on the actual asset status to keep consistent with that on the Asset Dashboard.

To exit the Map View, click the pin image16.png icon in the middle of the toolbar again or click the Table View/Card View icon next to the pin icon.

Tip

  • To zoom in or zoom out the map, you can scroll the mouse wheel forward or backward to adjust the zoom level or double-click on the map to zoom in. Alternatively, you can use the image15.pngimage16.png icon in the toolbar in the bottom right corner.

  • To pan over the map, hold the left mouse button pressed and move the map as you need.

  • To rotate the map, hold the right mouse button pressed and move your mouse up, or left or right to adjust the perspective and tilt.

Mode Switch

Apart from the default Dark Mode, SFx Asset Management offers the Road Mode against a light background studded with traffic signs, landmark indicators, etc.

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Click on the image22.png icon at the upper right corner, you can easily switch between the Road mode and Dark mode to browse your assets in the Map View.

Filtering Assets in Map View

To find out targeted assets from an array of assets in Map View, you can easily use the various filters as well. For instance,

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Learn more about Asset Filters in the Filtering Assets topic.

Note

  • If an asset has the plant address info but cannot be found in the Map View, it probably has a manually entered address that cannot be identified specifically on the map.

  • To filter assets by plant, you can select a target plant from the drop-down list in the Plant filter condition. In this case, you can filter out not only assets that belong to the plant but also plants that have the correct identifiable plant address.