Building in Symphony Plus graphics

Building in Symphony Plus graphics

1. Extract your database(s)

To build Symphony Plus (S+) (and also PGP) graphics into your project, we first recommend extracting your S+ or PGP graphics database.

2. Add your database(s) to BuildPlus

Add the database(s) to your project's system file specifications; if this is a new project then this will be the first dialog window opened, otherwise you should restart the build from the Go button or from Build->System File Specifications.

3. Add your graphics to the BuildPlus Wizard

Proceed through your build until you reach the configuration wizard, at which point you can mark the checkbox for SPO or PGP graphics, and you may select any other files to be included in the build. You may be prompted to specify where your graphics are located. Generally, for SPO you should choose C:\ProgramData\ABB Symphony Plus\Operations\SV1.0\display. There are two folders within that you may wish to build in:

  • The bin folder contains your currently running system.
  • The work folder contains the full system as well, but with any modifications you have made that haven't yet gone live.

With that in mind, you should choose one or the other: point towards the bin folder to see the currently running system reflected in Hyperview, or the work folder to preview how your system will be once those changes are applied.

  • .jpg, .jpeg, .gif and .png images can be included in the graphics by selecting their folder in the Wizard, just after confirming the location of the graphics folder

4. Confirm Database-Graphics Associations

These associations may be made automatically by BuildPlus or else the Database-Graphics Association dialog will open. Alternatively, when the dialog to Run Project Options appears, you may choose to edit settings now. In Project Options, navigate to the Database-Graphics Association tab, by clicking the tab or using Alt D. Ensure your graphics are associated with the correct tag database(s).