Introduction

On the Avelon user interface, individual plants or real estates, but also structural or logical units are organized in a hierarchical group structure. In principle, you are not bound by any fixed specifications, but it is advisable to use a hierarchical structure in which the groups correspond to more and more detailed parts of the plant or real estate as the hierarchy depth increases.

The group structure is the most important navigation tool in the Avelon user interface. Even with a larger real estate portfolio or a more complex technical system, you can quickly navigate to any desired location in your project using the hierarchical structure.

Open navigation

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Navigation view with group tree (left), dashboards (next to it to the right) and map (in the background)

To open the navigation view with the group tree, dashboards and map, click the Show Navigation icon located in the upper left corner of the user interface.

When open, the navigation view can be hidden again by clicking on Hide Navigation.

Click a group in the group tree to select it. The dashboards that are set up on this group now appear on the right side of the group tree.

Once a group is selected, you can use the Edit Groups menu above the group tree to either edit or delete the group, add a new subgroup, or to create a new dashboard on that group. If you click one of the dashboards, you are taken directly to that dashboard and the navigation view closes. Don’t worry, you can open the navigation view again at any time with the Show Navigation icon, even if you are in the user or device management area.

In addition to the name of a group or dashboard, additional status icons appear as needed to help you navigate to critical systems:

There are data points available that are in manual mode.

There are data points available that are in the alarm state.

Note

There are some specialized group types, each of which supports specific properties.

The default group can be used to structure your portfolio, your building or your plant and break it into smaller components.

Portfolio groups typically contain multiple real estates. Some settings related to Carbon footprint can be configured on the portfolio.

Real Estate groups typically contain buildings. In addition to the properties of normal groups, real estates can contain a name (if the name of the superstructure deviates from the group name), an owner and an address.

Building groups represent individual buildings that are part of a real estate or other superstructure. They can also contain a name (if the name of the building deviates from the group name), an owner and an address.