The Dashboard is the default starting page for the sensemetrics app platform. This page allows the user to configure custom data cards in order to provide "at-a glance" visual insights into many types of information across the platform. This article will cover the following topics related to the Dashboards module:
"My Dashboards" is the home of the Dashboards module. It is the repository for user-created Dashboards and the default "Project Dashboard". This article will provide an overview of creating dashboards and cards for the "My Dashboards" folder.
Sensemetrics has created a "Project Dashboard" that will be the default dashboard for users, and provide a pre-configured starting point for introduction into the Dashboards module and useful project-level information. This Dashboard is shown below.
My Dashboards Navigation
1. The Dashboard is the default starting page for the sensemetrics app, however, if you have navigated to another module in the app, you can navigate back by clicking "Dashboards" in the upper navigation bar.
2. By default or if you have navigated back to the Dashboards module, the user will be directed to the "My Dashboards" page.
3. "My Dashboards" houses all Dashboards that have been created by the user. Clicking on a Dashboard will open the selected Dashboard and its cards, as illustrated below.
4. Clicking the creates a new Dashboard for configuration.
Creating and Editing a Dashboard
Creating a Dashboard
A new dashboard can be created from any page within the "Dashboards" module by clicking the icon in the upper-left portion of the page. Upon creating a new dashboard, the user will be directed to the page below where they can begin customizing their new dashboard.
1. Dashboard Name- Input the name of the Dashboard being created.
2. Add Card- The user can click the icon within the blank card box or click the in the upper right corner of the screen to begin customizing a new card.
3. Display Timeline- Some cards, such as graph cards, display information on a configurable time scale. Selecting the date display range from this option bar will change the date range displayed on these cards.
Editing a Dashboard
After a Dashboard has been created, clicking on the name of the Dashboard opens the Dashboard and allows additional options.
5. Sharing Options- Clicking the icon opens up a window (picture below) allowing the user to change the privacy settings of the selected Dashboard. The default setting creates the Dashboard as "Private". The user can choose to share the Dashboard to a restricted group of users or project-wide.
6. Edit Dashboard- Clicking the icon allows the user to add Dashboard Cards and change the name of the selected Dashboard.
7. Delete Dashboard- Clicking the icon will give the user the option to delete the Dashboard they have created.
A Dashboard card is the building block of all of the information visibility within the Dashboard system. These Cards are configurable to display many types of useful information within a quickly reviewable and easily digestible overview format. This section of the article will review creation and editing of Dashboard Cards.
Creating a Dashboard Card
After creating a new Dashboard, the user can customize this Dashboard with user-defined Dashboard Cards. To create a new card, follow Step 2 from the Creating a Dashboard or Step 6 from the Editing a Dashboard sections above.
Upon adding a new Card, a placeholder card will be added to the Dashboard, and the user will be given the first set of configuration options for the card, "Card Type" and "Card Title". "Card Title" allows the user to name the card. "Card Type" will be discussed further below.
"Card Type" is a dropdown list the user will use to make a selection. Below is a list of the options available for "Card Type" selection.
Depending on "Card Type" selection, additional configuration options may be required. Below are examples of some of those configuration steps. If you have questions about any card configuration options, please reach out to Sensemetrics support.
After configuring the card to the desired result, click the "Save" button above the configuration options in order to complete the configuration.
Editing a Dashboard Card
Within the My Dashboard view, click on the button in the upper right of the screen. The user can then quickly and efficiently click between Cards in order to change any configuration of the Cards or remove a selected card. Click "Save" in the upper right portion of the screen at the end of the Card editing session to maintain the changes the user has made.
The IoT Connections dashboard is a default Dashboard created by sensemetrics. This dashboard provides an overview of the Threads on the project. To navigate to this Dashboard, click on the IoT Connections button on the left side of the Dashboards page.
The dashboard will then populate with a Dashboard card for each Thread on the project with connection information, as illustrated above, providing an overview of the system connectivity.
The user can also click on the Information tab within each Card to access more additional information about a Thread.
The Field Cameras Dashboard is a useful tool for evaluating and controlling field cameras. After clicking on the "Field Cameras" tab on the left side of the screen, the user will see all project cameras displayed in the format as illustrated below.
Each individual camera view card has additional features and controls that will be explained below.
1. IMAGE SCROLL- The arrows on each side of the card allow the user to scroll through each picture taken in sequential order.
2. VIEW IMAGE- This image is expanded in its own separate browser window.
3. MAXIMIZE IMAGE- Expands the camera image to full screen within the current browser window. All card functions can still be used within this window.
4- DATE SELECTION- Allows the user to navigate back to historic images via a calendar selection function.
5- OPTIONS- The user is able to complete several actions (see image below) including downloading or deleting the selected image, trigger a photo to be taken if the Thread is currently awake, and navigate to the field camera images folder within the documents by clicking "Time-Lapse".