Product Updates - April 2019

Overview of Changes

Component Type Notes
Intelligent Alerting New Feature
You can now monitor data to notify users proactively when configured criteria are met.
See Intelligent Alerting.
User Management Enhancement For customers with multiple facilities configured in a single Sight Machine environment, Administrators can now specify which facility’s data each user can access.
See Facility Access Control.
Data Fields
Enhancement You can now limit Data Fields to display only specific Facilities or Machines through Machine Type configuration. Hiding fields from display helps users avoid seeing empty columns or charts in the interface.
See Data Field Suppression by Machine and/or Facility.

New Features

Intelligent Alerting

Sight Machine is excited to introduce Intelligent Alerting. You can now monitor data to notify users proactively when configured criteria are met, allowing them to quickly identify and address issues. You can do the following:

  • Configure alert criteria in the browser to monitor:
    • Breaches in specification limits
    • Source data connectivity outages
  • Receive notifications via email and in the Sight Machine platform.
  • Investigate a specific incident for added context.

For more details, see the full Intelligent Alerting chapter in the Sight Machine User Guide and other user guides in the Sight Machine Knowledge Base.

Enhancements

Facility Access Control

For customers with multiple facilities configured in a single Sight Machine environment, Administrators can now specify which facility’s data each user can access.

To limit user access:

  1. Open the Main Menu, and then click Settings.
  2. Click Add a new user or select an existing user.
  3. Scroll down to the Groups section, and then click Basic User.
  4. Under Restrict Access To, select the facilities that the user is allowed to access.
  5. Click Save to apply the changes.

Users with this configuration are automatically limited to assets and data from their assigned facilities across all applications in the Sight Machine platform.

Assigning either the Administrator or AI Data Pipeline group always allows access to all facilities.

Data Field Suppression by Machine and/or Facility

You can now limit Data Fields to display only specific Facilities or Machines through the Machine Type configuration. This should typically be used when a field is calculated on a Machine Type, but is not available on all Machines of that Machine Type. Hiding the field from display helps users avoid seeing empty columns or charts in the interface.

To suppress a field, add one or both of the following flags within the display section of the appropriate stat on the Machine Type configuration:

  • "ui_hidden_facilities": ["facility1", “facility2”]
  • "ui_hidden_machines": ["machine1", "machine2"]

NOTE: Each facility in the list should be the “facility.factory_id”, and each machine in the list should be the “machine.source”.

Also, if the stat has a “ui_hidden” flag set to TRUE, that overrides any Facility or Machine lists and hides the field for all asset selections.

After you deploy the change, this field is automatically hidden from all application interfaces, dependent on the Asset Selection. Recompute is not required.