Projects and Devices
Every project and vendor integration may have unique requirements for DeviceLink. Once you are familiar with the information described in this topic, select the corresponding topic from the Vendor Configuration section to walk through the Project creation process.
Projects in Copia are the programs and data that exist within the PLC's and other automation devices. They are typically modified by a Vendor IDE, or some generic editor. When you configure a Project in DeviceLink, you will provide information about the project itself, it's devices (i.e. PLC) and also configure a Job and assign an Agent to perform the job.
Once configured, Projects can be accessed via the Project Tab on the Site page. The Project Card provides high-level details about the project, and the buttons at the right allow editing and additional project related operations.
When you choose to Watch a project, you will receive notifications about that project, if you have Notifications enabled. You'll notice that each project displays the Watch button (an eyeball icon) in the top right corner of the project card. If this is dark teal, this means that you are watching that project and therefore receiving Notifications about its backup activity.
If you do not want to receive notifications for a given Project, simply click on the Watch button on the Project card to unwatch the Project.
Devices in Copia represent the actual automation device (i.e. PLC, switch, robot, etc) that contains the project data. Since DeviceLink is going to connect to these devices, it is important to provide device information that allows the system to connect. Devices are linked to a Project.
Once configured, Devices can be accessed via the Device Tab on the Site page. The Device Card provides high-level details about the Device, and the buttons at the right allow editing and additional device related operations.