Importing 8.1 Demo Project

I just added the Vision demo from the exchange. I added the application and ran it. When I connected to it via the client the images aren’t showing up. Do I need to import the images directory somehow?Screenshot

Yes, if you only imported a project you will need to import the image library as well.

Might be easiest to just restore the gateway, I believe they have the demo gateway backway available.

I downloaded the “Ignition 8.1 demo projects 3.0.0” zip file from the exchange. I unzipped then I imported (project), (project), and the (project) in designer (Screenshot). I then opened the vision client launcher and pointed it to my application gateway (localhost).

How do I restore a gateway as opposed to a project? Is there any way to import the image directory into the projects?

Nevermind, I figured out how to restore the gateway. Thanks.

For future reference, if needed…

Of course, you will need the images to import.

So, I restored the gateway and this of course blew out my existing gateway (I backed it up). But the trial expired. I found the username/password to the demo gateway but I’m not getting a prompt to enter it to then reset the trial.

How can I either:

  1. Restore my old gateway (without being able to get into the gateway first)

  2. Get a prompt to input username/password?

Here is a Screenshot

Press launch gateway to get you to the gateway launch pad.

If you want to restore a gatewua backup without the website, you can use the gwcmd utility Gateway Command-line Utility - gwcmd - Ignition User Manual 8.1 - Ignition Documentation

I pressed “Launch Gateway” and I just got a new tab of the same page.

I just reinstalled Ignition and am back running.

I ran into this issue myself. If you navigate to


It will bypass the demo perspective app and will take you to your gateway home page. Then you can go to Config -> Gateway Settings -> Homepage Redirect URL and change that back to /web/home and once you save and reload the gateway it will no longer automatically bring you to your Perspective application.