Asset Types allow for visualizing and looking at key pieces of information from assets that are the same across groups, through-out ExoSense. Types can be applied to common models of products, types of equipment, similiar machines, and fleets of devices.
The common signals that are standardized across the type are referred to as Metrics for the Asset Type. Asset types can be applied to individual Assets and all assets using Asset Templates.
- Asset Types can define many 'Metric' signals.
- If an Asset Type is associated to a Template, all assets that are associated with the template will also be associated to this type.
- Asset Types functionality is enabled by a Feature control.
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Asset Types vs Asset Templates
Asset Templates are used to create and update assets with the same set of signals, transforms, rules, and dashboards.
Asset Types are used to consistantly present the same metrics about the assets, usually for visualizing as a fleet.
Asset Types functionality is not available at all ExoSense application tiers.
Creating an Asset Type¶
Using the Templates page in ExoSense, go to the Asset Types tab and use the button in the top-right corner to create a new Asset Type.
Give your Type a name, which will be used through-out ExoSense when assets are viewed as type or fleet.
Define your Metric to identify in each asset. These metric identifiers will be used to find the appropriate Signal in each Asset that the metric will represent. Define the Data Type, Unit, and the Signal Name - these parameters will be used to search the asset's signals when the Metric is shown for the asset.
As many metrics as necessary can be created. It's expected that metrics are a subset of the overall asset's signals as these are used for visualizing a summary of the asset type fleet.
The visualization settings for the Asset Type define how the asset's data looks as a part of the grid on the Asset Grid Fleet View.
A preview of the asset grid is shown in the asset type. This asset grid fleet view is shown anytime looking at a Group in ExoSense.
Asset Types can be manually associated to many assets and may be associated to Asset Templates - thus all assets in that template use the type.