Trying to settle on a window arrangement - say I have 10 tabs (Factories) on the North dock and each tab opens a window with 10 further screen buttons (OEE, Energy, SCADA etc) and each of these has 10 further screens (Daily, Weekly, Monthly etc) , basically I may want hundreds of screens …
- First - I went with multiple containers and hid/displayed using the visibility tag - are the screens that are not visible “active” and taking resources? I copied this idea from the Inductive diary example (Administration page) but what if there was xx trend screens in the background (invisible) not just “static” screens, I could end up with perhaps 30 odd invisible containers.
- Should I go with 10 projects, 1 for each factory (all running on 1 server)
- I am currently trying out the treeview in a docked west window, but I guess I have to have 10 docked windows, only one open at a time to show the selected factory’s options. The tree structure allows the drilling down to sub levels within 1 container.
Option 1 looks nice in practise but i’m wondering if having invisible trends etc in the background is bad practise. I know there is an example for screen navigation on the Inductive site but I see this as very limited in the amount of screens available. Can anyone advise on the best method when your screen navigation on paper ressembles a “family tree”? Should I get rid of the north dock and have just the west dock drilling down from top to bottom of all screens???