Chapter Contents
System Use Notification You can use the system use notification panel to display an instruction to the user when logging into the WinCC OA system. The user must confirm the notification before logging into the WinCC OA project. For more information, see chapter System Use Notification Panel.
Central Settings The Central Settings panel allows setting the start hour of a shift and the number of shifts and making settings for the alert and event screens.

The inactivity management in WinCC OA prevents not authorized persons or persons with a wrong identity to use a workplace for forbidden or not traceable operations. If no operation takes place on a user interface within a set period of time, different pre-defined actions can be executed

(for example, automatic user log-out).

For more information see chapter Inactivity management.

Panel Topology A core component of WinCC OA is the facility to define a panel topology (tree structure for process panels) with integrated group alert system. This framework can be defined at the start of a project using new panels or by integrating existing panels in the topology. This facility offers enormous simplification, especially when dealing with large process installations. For more information see chapter Panel topology/Group alert facility, basics
Operation Time Counter With the "Operation Time Counter" panel you can create counters. For more information see chapter Operation Time Counter.
Cluttering This function can be used if you want to show detailed parts of plants first when the right zoom factor is set and being used (i.e. if the panel is large enough). By default all layers are visible. See Cluttering/Decluttering.
Scheduler With the scheduler you can create, configure and administrate a number of schedules of either time or event triggered actions. For more information see chapter Scheduler, basics.
Recipes Recipe Management Systems are used for managing and storing the set points and commands of automated systems defined by numerous data point elements. Even when simulating or testing an application, a relatively large number of set points or input values need to be sent to the peripheral devices by the control system. In these and other situations such a tool represents a great simplification. For more information see chapter Recipes, basics.
A&E-Row/ Screen Via the configuration panel for the table configuration, see also View of the alert and event panel, you can configure a user-defined alert and event panel. The panel contains three tabs: General AES settings, Alerts and Events. Different settings can be made on each tab. The panel can be opened via the AES settings button on the Settings tab of the System Management. For more information see chapter Table configuration.
System Management The system management is built dynamically and can be designed dependent on a project. For more information see chapter System Management Configuration
Dist Management Configuring and maintaining a distributed system in WinCC OA requires a high amount of engineering effort due to a high number of settings and configuration steps that must be applied on several systems. The Dist-Management reduces the engineering effort and simplifies the necessary settings. For more information see chapter Dist-Management, Basics.
Wizard Configuration The Wizard Configuration panel allows an easy configuration of new wizards. Within a few minutes a fully functional wizard in a common look and feel can be created and added to your WinCC OA project. The Wizard Configuration panel can be opened via the settings tab of the system management panel. For more information see chapter Wizard Configuration.
Device Management The Device Management allows you to define which WinCC OA UI connections (mobile application and Desktop UI) are allowed to connect to your project. Additionally a direct overview over the available licenses and currently connected devices is shown. The Device Management panel is located inside of the System Management > Settings > Device Management. For more information see chapter Device Management.