An Asset in ExoSense represents a physical object, whether a machine, a system, a site, etc, often called a Digital Twin of the physical system. The asset is set up with available data from connected devices and other sources.
To represent the actual streaming data from sources like connected devices/sensors, Assets in ExoSense have a digital element called Signals. Signals, which are streams of data, can have Transforms, Insights, and Rules applied to them for additional functionality. These digital Asset elements must be setup and configured per Asset, and can be applied in volume by use of Asset Templates.
The Modify Asset configuration page provides an interface for mapping device channel data (can be from one device or many devices) to Signals, adding Transforms to convert Signals, Insight Transforms to apply advanced stream analytics, and Rules to detect condition states.
Modify Asset Diagram View¶
This is a wire diagram view that shows the relationship between signals, transforms, and rules of an asset.
Modify Asset Compact View¶
The compact view provides a better experience for assets with a high number of signals, transforms, and rules. These elements are grouped under the source devices expect for situations like transforms that use multiple input signals.
When an asset has more than 5 signals, the Modify Asset link will automatically start at the compact tabular view.
Assets have dashboards associated with them. For Assets created from templates or from duplication, the dashboards will copy over.
Assets can have multiple dashboards which may service different views for different users of the asset. For more information about Dashboards, check out Dashboard Overview and Dashboard Panels.
Assets can be created in one of three ways, an empty asset, using a Template, or directly from a device configuration. Asset creation is controlled by user roles, as a part of the Asset Management permission.
Asset Creation Parameters¶
Group to place the Asset in- Required
- Requires picking device(s) to map signals to
- Required when using a Template. If no Template selected, will automatically create signals for each Device Channel.
- Uses the default icon if not changed
To create an empty asset, which has no signals to start with, you can click the add ( + ) button on the browse group or asset search view to choose the 'Create Asset' button. This opens the Asset Creation window, with defaults set for the group.
Create an Asset from a Device¶
Many assets are a one to one mapping to a connected device, meaning all of the devices channels directly map to an assets signals. Instead of individually adding each signal one by one or using a template, this flow lets the user start from the device and quickly get to an asset. The same Asset Creation window will walk through creating the asset, with the device already picked and the default group picked based on the group that owns the device.
Creating an Asset from a Template¶
When using a template, the new asset will contain all the signals, transforms, rules, dashboards, and location information from the template. The template option can be used in the Asset Creation window no matter where you start from. When using a template, one or more devices must be picked that match the criteria of the original Asset's channels. More information about this can be found in the Asset Templates information.