Chapter 17 Creating graphic objects
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For information about creating HMI tag alarm summaries, see Setting
up HMI tag alarms on page 217.
Alarm and Event objects such as the alarm and event summary and
the alarm status explorer, provide ways for FactoryTalk View SE users
to monitor and control FactoryTalk Alarms and Events.
For information about the Alarm and Event objects, see Setting up
FactoryTalk alarms on page 261.
OLE objects such as spreadsheets, charts, or text, are produced by
other Windows applications. The OLE objects that are available
depend on the software installed on the system. For information, see
Working with OLE objects on page 503.
ActiveX objects such as gauges, or sliders, can be created using a tool
like Visual Basic or purchased from a third-party vendor, and then set
up to initiate an action in FactoryTalk View.
For more information, see Working with ActiveX object on page 504,
and Animating ActiveX objects on page 536.
Import objects such as graphics from file.
Symbol Factory a library of graphic objects that can be imported into
a Graphic Display.
About global objects
You can create FactoryTalk View global objects to link the appearance and
behavior of one graphic object to multiple copies of the object in the same
Any graphic object you can create in FactoryTalk View can be a global
object, except for ActiveX controls, OLE objects, and HMI tag alarm
summaries. For more information, see Creating global objects on page 497.
For information about global object displays, see Creating graphic displays
on page 391.
After creating a graphic object, you can use the Properties dialog box to set
up its appearance and behavior.
Opening the Properties dialog box:
To open the Properties dialog box for an object, use one of these methods:
For some objects, the Properties dialog box opens directly, when you
create the object.
For other objects, you open the Properties dialog box by
double-clicking the object after you create it.
Setting up the