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.
To get 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, most users will go through the following steps.
Installation is simple and can be done in under 3 minutes! Let's get started and install now.
The Ignition Gateway is a web server. When it is running, you access it through a web browser in just 2 steps!
The default login credentials for the Gateway are:
Ignition can connect to many different devices natively with the built-in OPC-UA Server.
After you install your database, you can connect it to Ignition. To get detailed descriptions for a number of different database connections, see Connecting to Databases. The common steps in connecting to all databases is as follows:
Now that we have set up a device and database connection, let's open the Designer and Create a project.
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 Tags 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.
You can drag and drop components onto your project windows. Components can do everything from displaying text, to showing Tag values, to displaying reports and more. You can bind components to each other, to Tags, to values in the database, or any combination. Let's create a few components and show live values in the Client.
Now that we've created a project, let's launch a Client to see it in action.
Storing history for your Tags is simple, and once that's done we can display it on screen in a variety of ways. Let's add history to some of our Sine Tags.
You can see the Tag History data we just created by adding a graph to a window. Your graph can include subplots, axes, and a moving average pen. You can view the runtime data in realtime or historical mode.