Quick-Start-Guide

Getting Started

This guide should get you started with Dashboard service. By the end of this guide, you should be able to publish HMI data and see it on Dashboard.

There are four main steps involved:

  1. Get a Domain
  2. Prepare EasyBuilder Pro
  3. Configure Data Source
  4. Make a Dashboard

1. Get a Domain

You need a Weincloud domain in order to use the dashboard service. You may choose to use your existing one or get a new one.

a.     EasyAccess 2.0 Domain Owner

If you own an active EasyAccess 2.0 domain already, you do not need to register for a Weincloud domain. Since Weincloud’s dashboard and EasyAccess 2.0 share the same domain records, you may log in to Weincloud-dashboard domain with your EasyAccess 2.0 domain account.

Proceed to https://www.weincloud.net/ and log in as domain administrator (username = admin). 

b.    New Domain Registration

If you do not have an EasyAccess 2.0 domain or wish to get a new domain, go to Weincloud domain management system https://www.weincloud.net/ to register for one.

 

Information required for registration

After you fill out the required information and click Register, the system will send a confirmation email. Follow the directions in the email to confirm registration. Having successfully created a domain, you can log in as an administrator, where username=admin, and password is the one set during account registration.

2. Prepare EasyBuilder Pro

In EasyBuilder Pro open [Weincloud] tab, select a server and then click Dashboard. Enter the domain name and login credentials. Also, assign register addresses for Weincloud status and control use.

Weincloud server setting

3. Configure Data Source

You may test with an actual HMI, or by simulation if you do not possess an HMI that supports Dashboard. In configuring the data source, you will be carrying out the setup in the domain (weincloud.net website) as well as in EasyBuilder Pro.

a. Actual HMI

To work with an actual HMI, you must use a Weincloud-supported HMI.

  • cMT X series - Standard
    cMT2078X, cMT2108X, cMT2158X, cMT3161X
  • cMT X series - Advanced
    cMT3072X, cMT3072XH, cMT3092X, cMT3102X, cMT3152X, cMT3162X, cMT-FHDX-220

First, EasyAccess 2.0 must be activated on the HMI and the HMI must be added to a Weincloud domain.

From now until August, 31st 2022, Dashboard may only be used, free of charge, with cMT X units that have been activated with EasyAccess 2.0.

Activation by Session ID / password

In Weincloud open Device Management tab and click [+Add HMI]. You can add an HMI into Domain using its Session ID and Password.

Activation by Activation Card

In Weincloud open Device Management tab and click [+Add HMI]. You can add an HMI into Domain using an EasyAccess 2.0 Activation Card purchased from Weintek’s authorized dealer.

 

In Dashboard, go to the Data Source tab, where you should see the HMI just added. Select it and then click the Edit button to start adding tags. Add the tags you wish to use, and remember to save when you are finished.

Edit tags for an HMI

In the EasyBuilder Pro project, go to Dashboard node setting and click Sync. You may be asked to log in with your domain information.

In the window that follows, select the HMI for which you have created tags in the last step, and then click Sync. The list of tags added during the last step should be downloaded from the server and shown here. Click OK to confirm.

Sync tags from Weincloud server

The device address of tags may carry some random default value. At this point, double click on each tag and map each tag to the desired Local/Device address.

Map each cloud tag to a local/device address

Once other parts of the project are complete, download the project to HMI.

When the HMI successfully connects to Weincloud, the status of tags on the Data Source page should turn to online, and their real-time values should begin to update in the domain. Check it in the Data Source tab.

Status and values reflect successful HMI connection

Congratulations, the tags have been successfully sent to Weincloud. The last step is to display them on a dashboard.

b. Simulation

Without an HMI, you can still try out the dashboard features, by simulation.

In Dashboard, go to the Data Source tab, where you should see three HMI simulations. Select one and then click the Edit button to start adding tags. Add the tags you wish to use, and remember to save when you are finished.

Edit tags for a simulation

In the EasyBuilder Pro project, go to Weincloud node setting and click Sync. You may be asked to log in with your domain information.

In the window that follows, select the simulation entity for which you have created tags in the last step, and then click Sync. The list of tags added during the last step should be downloaded from the server and shown here. Click OK to confirm.