Archive for the ‘OsiSoft’ Category

Conversion of MOPS Display to OsiSoft’s PI Vision Display

Each of the MOPS Display (*.MCD files) is in the form of storage document which contains script that will be used by WinMOPS UI to display the screen. This part of storage can be copied using a hex editor such as WinHex and can be saved as text file. Typical script as folows: The PI […]

Experiences in Converting WMF to OsiSoft’s SVG Format

One of my projects involves some task to convert existing WMF file to SVG file to be used in OsiSoft’s PI Vision web application. After some exploration on the web, I decided to test the open source application in Java called wmf2svg from github. After downloading and a successful compilation, perform command as follows: But […]

Analysis of OsiSoft’s PI Base Subsystem

One of the PI Base Subsystem (pibasess.exe) tasks is responsible for handling PI Points tag data access from PI SMT. If this service is not running, when the user tries to get PI Points or tag information from PI SMT, it will get the error message as follows: This article will discuss how this service […]

What Would Happen When OsiSoft’s License is Expired ?

When the license is expired, upon activating the PI License Manager (pilicmgr.exe), it will show error in the message log: Then all related core subsystems will also be restricted: The user can not use the PI SMT because port 5450 in PI Network Manager (pinetmgr.exe) will not be activated by PI Base Subsystem. You can […]

Analysis of OsiSoft’s PI License Mechanism

The licensing mechanism in OsiSoft’s PI is governed by a service called “PI License Manager” or pilicmgr.exe. This application can be activated as a service or a command line program. If it is invoked without a parameter, it will behave as a service and if it is invoked via command line, it will perform the […]

Analysis of OsiSoft’s PI SMT (System Management Tools)

This article will discuss how the SMT perform access to OsiSoft’s PI Point in the Current Values Plugin. This plug-in is used to view the real time current value of selected PI Points. This plug-in is governed by a module in OSIsoft.SMT.Plugins.PICurrentValue.dll file. So, when the user clicks the search button after entering the proper […]

Analysis of OsiSoft’s PI Vision Web Application (Part 2)

When I try to perform screen design by clicking on one of the PI Vision pages I’ve designed, I get an error message as follows: Timestamp: ‎5‎/‎3‎/‎2018‎ ‎10‎:‎46‎:‎18‎ ‎AM Severity: Error Message: Data Error Details: Could not load file or assembly ‘OSIsoft.PI.Net.Core, Version=1.7.6.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=c3309f0734ba2805’ or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the […]

Analysis of OsiSoft’s PI Web API

Content of the Web API folder is placed to \\yyyy\d$\WebApp\PIWebApi. Then try to perform command line operation by invoking OSIsoft.REST.Host.exe with administrative privilege, but it exits as soon as it is get called. Perform WinDBG and event filter for CLR Exception, it shows that the application throws DirectoryNotFoundException And the source of the Exception is […]

How to Solve OsiSoft’s PI System Management Tools (SMT) Error

When I try to activate PI SMT (System Management Tools), I found error as follows: The error says: Unable to load PI SDK. Creating an instance of the COM component with CLSID {3BCB2DC2-5F66-11d1-BD64-0060B0290178} from IClassFactory failed due to the following error: 8007000E Not enough storage is available to complete this operation. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007000E […]

Case of Missing PI Builder Excel Addins

So, I’ve perform un-install and reinstall the PI Datalink due to license issue, but after installation is successful, I’ve found that PI Builder is missing: Perform copy of PIAFBuilder.dll and it’s associated files to C:\Program Files (x86)\PIPC\Excel. This is for 32 bit version, since I’m using Excel 2007 which is still 32 bit version. The […]

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