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Introduction to Dashboard Designer

Welcome

Dashboard Designer leverages dashboard and visualization technology for a seamless integration with MindSphere applications.

Anyone can use Dashboard Designer to create beautiful, informative dashboards. No programming knowledge needed.

Gain insights into your MindSphere data by visualizing it in the way that makes sense to you.

Dashboard Designer Packages

Dashboard Designer offers three packages that vary in the visualizations that users can select from:

Basic package offers the following visualizations and plugins:

  • Clock
  • Pie Chart
  • Table
  • Gauge
  • Text
  • Dashboard List
  • Graph widgets

Premium offers all the widgets in the Basic package, plus:

  • Bar Gauge
  • Heatmap
  • Separator
  • Alert List
  • Singlestat widgets
  • ImageIT
  • Breadcrumb
  • Cal - Heatmap
  • Statusmap
  • Traffic Light widgets

Add-On package (coming soon) offers all widgets in the Basic and Premium packages, plus:

  • SVG widget
  • Direct access to the Dashboard Designer from the MindSphere Launchpad.

Security Information

Siemens provides products and solutions with industrial security functions that support the secure operation of plants, systems, machines and networks. To protect against cyber threats, Siemens's products and solutions implement and continuously maintain a holistic and state-of-the-art industrial security concept.

Customers are responsible for preventing unauthorized access to their plants, systems, machines and networks. Such systems, machines and components should only be connected to an enterprise network or the internet if and to the extent such a connection is necessary and only when appropriate security measures (e.g. firewalls and/or network segmentation) are in place.

For additional information on industrial security measures that may be implemented, please visit the Industrial Security page on the Siemens website.

General Data Protection Regulation

Siemens observes the principles of data protection, in particular the principle of data minimization (privacy by design). Dashboard Designer processes/stores the following personal data: User e-mail address, user role, dashboard templates, and dashboard usage data. The above data is required for logon, billing and internal user administration. The storage of data is reasonable and limited to what is necessary, since it is essential to identify the authorized operators. The above data will not be stored anonymously or pseudonymized, because the purpose (identification of the operating personnel) cannot be achieved otherwise. Our product does not offer automatic deletion of the data listed above. If necessary, the data can be deleted manually. Please contact customer support about this.

Plugins

3rd party plugins cannot be introduced by Dashboard Designer users. More plugins are coming in future releases. Please refer to the Visualization and Plugins topic for more information.

User Roles

User roles are managed in the Settings app on the MindSphere Launchpad. Users with the admin role will be able to define and override editing and viewing rights for individual dashboards to user and teams. This allows for further control of dashboard access levels.

Here is a brief description of the roles for Dashboard Designer users:

  • Admin: Administrator role for Dashboard Designer, has full access to all functionalities of Dashboard Designer
  • Creator: Allows creating and editing dashboards in Dashboard Designer
  • Viewer: Allows viewing dashboards in Dashboard Designer

Usage Quotas

Your Dashboard Designer subscription comes with a quota for creator and viewer users. You can create up to 80 dashboards per tenant, and the quota can be extended through subscriptions.

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Last update: December 19, 2022