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Workflow for creating assets

In Asset Manager, an asset is based on a type. The type consists of aspects and variables.

In order to use your data in MindSphere you have to create an asset for the onboarding process. This asset represents the data connection to your MindConnect Element in Asset Manager. Within this asset you have to proceed with data mapping to use your data as aspects and variables. With this step you enable the data connection to your physical asset. You can find more information about the data model in chapter Data model in "Asset Manager".

To enable data mapping, you have to use an asset type that is based on a core type. The core type contains a plugin to enable the data connection to MindSphere. You can find more information about types in chapter Using types.

Once the aspects and variables are linked to a MindConnect Element, they can be used for several assets.

To configure your custom asset, you have to create your own type with the required aspects and variables. Subsequently you can derive your custom asset from this type.

In addition, it is also possible to lock your data model to prevent accidental changes to asset or aspect types. For more information, refer Locking a data model.

Steps to create a new asset

In order to configure data in Asset Manager you need to fulfill the following steps:

  • Creating aspects and variables: In this step you create aspects and variables you want to use in MindSphere.
  • Creating a type: In this step you create a type with the previous created aspects and variables.
  • Creating an asset: In this step you create a new asset by selecting a type with aspects and variables. If you use a MindConnect Element you have to proceed with the data mapping.

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Last update: April 4, 2022