Quick Start Example

Use this Quick Start Section to become familiar with the product features of Open Automation Software. Each section walks you through a very basic setup and use of the product features. Feel free to skip sections that do not pertain to your application needs.

Consider both your Data Sources and what you would like to perform with the data to determine which of the following steps in the Quick Start you would like to implement.

Use the Data Sources topic to select which data sources you will be using.

Use the Data Destinations topic to determine where the data will be shared.

Please view the Getting Started with Open Automation Software Video to familiarize yourself with installation, setting up Tags, selecting Data Sources and Destinations, and implementing Networking and Security.

The Basic Start Video is a good video that demonstrates some of the most commonly used features of Open Automation Software (previously called OPCSystems.NET).

  • System Configuration: How to setup Tags, Data Logging, Alarm Logging, Alarm Notification, Alarm and Events OPC Servers, Reports, Recipes, Security, Security Users, Options, Live Data Cloud networking, UDP Broadcast networking, and Licensing.
  • .NET WPF HMI: How to create a WPF HMI application.
  • .NET WinForm HMI: How to create a WinForm HMP application.
  • .NET Trend: How to add trending to a WPF or WinForm application.
  • .NET Alarm: How to add alarming to a WPF or WinForm application.
  • Web HMI: How to create a Web HMI application.
  • Web Trend: How to create a Web trending application.
  • Web Alarm: How to create a Web alarming application.
  • Excel: How to add realtime data access to Microsoft Excel.
  • Data Route: How to automatically transfer data from any Data Source to another Data Source.
  • 3rd Party OPC Client: How to access Open Automation Software tag values in an OPC Client.
  • Networking: Videos and syntax on how to best implement networking and the different ways that is possible.
  • Programmatic Interface: Examples on how to access Configurations and Real-time data via programmatic interface using .NET or JSON-jQuery.
  • Universal Driver Interface: How to create a communication driver for OAS.
  • Redundancy: Best practices for implementing redundant systems.
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Common topics to speed the understanding of all Open Automation Software features.
  • Videos: A complete list of all training videos.
  • Support: Contact information for obtaining sales or technical product assistance.