Quick Start Guide
Are you new to Ignition? Here are a few simple steps to get going right away! In very little time, you can get a sample project up and running.
When getting started with Ignition, it helps to have a general idea about the major steps involved in designing your SCADA/HMI projects. Although there are many creative and innovative ways of using Ignition to do almost anything you want, we outlined some simple steps that can guide you in setting up a project.
2. Launch the Gateway Webpage
The Ignition Gateway is a web server. When it is running, you access it through a web browser in just two steps.
If you're not already logged into Ignition, enter the credentials for the administrator or user with full privileges for the Gateway.
3. Connect to a Device
With the Ignition OPC-UA module and device drivers installed, connecting to a device is simple.
6. Create Tags
With the Designer open, a great first step is to create some Tags. You'll use these Tags for realtime status and control and to store history with the Tag Historian. You can use Drag and Drop to bring Tags into Ignition with the Designer. Once there, Tags are all configured in the Tag Browser panel.
7. Add History to Tags
Storing history for your Tags is simple, and once that's done we can display it on screen in a variety of ways. If you are connected to a database in Step 4, you are ready to add history to some of our Sine Tags.
8. Adding Components
Building your industrial application starts by adding components. Whether you're using the Perspective Module or the Vision Module, adding components is easy, but they each have their own visualization system. It's for this reason, the Quick Start Guide dedicated separate Perspective and Vision pages for how to add components and configure live values. Click the link below to navigate to the respective module's page.
When you open the Designer interface for the first time, the Perspective Page Configuration opens assuming you have the Perspective Module installed, as shown in the Perspective Session image below. If you don't have the Perspective Module installed, the Vision Designer window will open.