Factory 252 is here and it has numerous UI updates including a refreshed header menu and the App Editor has a new look that aligns with Tulip Platform's UI design. Shop Floor page users may see a new warning banner about unassigned display devices. Unassigned display devices will soon be prevented from running Tulip Apps, and we encourage admins to assign them to stations or remove app assignments from them. Player Serial Triggers have expanded configuration options, allowing for serial connection with more devices expanded serial device support. Finally, we’re releasing of the Tulip Vision Barcode Detector allowing for more integrated Vision apps.
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New Header Menu
We've updated the header menu with increased functionality. The header now highlights the current page in both the section and hover menu. This will make it easier to understand which section and page you're on at all times. Additionally, the header menu has an updated font and colors. Fonts have been unified across the entire platform for a more consistent experience. There are no changes to fonts used in Tulip apps.
App Editor Refreshed Look
The App Editor has been given a fresh new look. This change brings the app editor in line with the rest of the UI design for the Tulip Platform. It is purely aesthetic, and you will be able to find all your favorite tools such as the Widgets, Trigger Editor, menus, etc. in the same place.
Unassigned Display Devices
Soon, Tulip will begin preventing unassigned Display Devices from running Tulip Applications. Unassigned display devices can exhibit behavior that is outside what account owners or admins can permit. Users will now see a warning on the Shop Floor --> Stations page if they have display devices that are not assigned to a Station and running Tulip Apps. We encourage all admins and account owners who encounter this warning to review the status of their display devices and either assign them to a station or remove app assignments from them. We will provide updates in the coming weeks regarding when unassigned display devices will be prevented from running applications.
App Editor Updates
Expanded Player Serials
The Player Serial Triggers now have increased functionality for 'Connect with options.' This opens up more configuration options, enabling serial connection to more devices. Specifically, we've added options for data bits, stop bits, parity, and flow control. As with all triggers, each value is customizable, so you can implement just about anything your serial device will need.
Trigger Error Handling
We've refined the trigger error handling options in the App Editor. With this change, it is easier to understand the behavior of an app when a trigger error is encountered. Users can choose to either have the app stop the remaining triggers or to continue on. The option is now only visible when multiple triggers are configured. This can be configured separately for different trigger types (e.g., On Step Enter, Timers, etc.).
The Barcode Detector allows Tulip Vision users to perform barcode scanning while simultaneously running other detectors. This means app builders no longer need to create separate steps for barcode scanning. App builders can now incorporate barcode scanning Events with other Tulip Vision events.
Improved Default Camera Naming
New Cameras are now created with more unique names to make them easier to distinguish between each other in menus. Camera names by default will be
ex.) “Logitech RGB Camera”
CameraVendor = Logitech
CameraType = RBG Camera
Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements
- Improved error messaging when creating Operator user with blank BadgeID. BadgeID field is not highlighted and error message is shown to make the issue more apparent.
- Minor design improvements to the confirmation popover menus to align with the design system.
- Improved toggle buttons throughout the platform.
- Resolved a regression that prevented table queries and aggregations from being imported to a new site.
- Resolved issue where
COUNTin table aggregations was returning the same result.
- Fixed minor instability issues with the Analytics Editor
- Fixed issue where cameras were not detected in the Windows Player when using the camera widget.
- Resolved issue with Date Picker Widget does not display variable background and border colors.
- Fixed issue where ‘export as .csv’ was failing for shared Dashboard Analyses
Full List of Ticket ID included in Release
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