Walter has been a developer on CygNet since 2006 and has led work on Applied Engineering and Canvas. Currently he manages the entire CygNet development team.

Using Excel’s conditional formatting to build better reports

April 12, 2015 / 0 comments / in Applied Engineering  / by Walter Goodwater

The Report Module is designed to be a simple, user-friendly tool for creating reports in Excel or PDF. However, the needs of some users require some advanced configuration. This article is going to cover the details of using the report template file to leverage Excel’s powerful conditional formatting feature.

CygNet for Production Data Model

March 19, 2015 / 0 comments / in Applied Engineering  / by Walter Goodwater

CygNet for Production provides a sample data model for your CygNet data, but whether your system is based on CygNet for Production or not, we think it is valuable to design (and then stick to!) a clear data model. If you are building templated screens, or want to be able to validate that all your facilities and points are configured the way you think they are, you’ll be grateful for your data model. This video tutorial will cover the CygNet for Production data model, how we configure and store it in CygNet, and considerations you should keep in mind when designing your own. Enjoy!

WESC 2015 Breakout: Doing More Cool Stuff with CygNet

March 09, 2015 / 0 comments / in Applied Engineering WESC  / by Walter Goodwater

The CygNet Applied Engineering team loves to figure out interesting ways to use the existing CygNet product to do cool and useful things. Last year, we demoed our Report Module, the user-centric My CygNet, the Generic Grid Studio control, and more. Come this year to see the latest fun toys to come out of our labs, plus get a chance to help us pick our next project!

WESC 2015 Breakout: Let's do something Noteworthy

March 09, 2015 / 0 comments / in WESC  / by Walter Goodwater

This breakout session aims to convince you that the Note service is the best CygNet service you aren’t using. The Note service was added way back in version 8.1.0 but still many of our customers haven’t leveraged this powerful CygNet tool. We will show you some of the powerful features of the Note service and demonstrate some real-world examples of Notes in action.

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