Building Content for Aspen Role Based Visualization (RBV)

Learn how to improve users access to critical information through the ability to build display items and navigational systems in Aspen RBV using Web Parts, Operation Dashboards, Aspen IP.21 Process Browser Graphic Studio and the Operations Dashboard (RTView Editor).


  • Anyone responsible for constructing or maintaining integrated web-based user interfaces within enterprise information systems.
  • Business Managers beginning (or considering) a project using an aspenONE solution or other new integration project

Training Details

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    3 day(s)

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  • Effective user visualization of your process and business parameters is key to maximizing the benefits from many technical initiatives
  • Ability to build, maintain and extend an Aspen RBV system in-house reduces costs and protects existing investment


  • Course is aimed at experienced web administrators
  • Class is instructor-led with lectures and workshops
  • Each main section has a walk-through end-to-end example, or a hands-on workshop, using standard example data, that provides useful practical experience and extends the coverage of content
  • No prior knowledge of Aspen IP.21 Process Browser in standalone mode is assumed; all the necessary skills and concepts are presented
  • Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 is used as an example portal throughout the course, however ┬áthe general principles will be useful to SharePoint (MOSS) portal users


  • Experience in deploying web-based applications in a corporate environment is expected
  • Prior participation in Microsoft SharePoint training, while not an absolute prerequisite, will allow the student to gain more from the course

Subsequent Courses

Subsequent training is tailored to the needs of the customer by the Aspen Professional Services organization, on request.


  • Provide a high-level overview of Aspen Operation Manager and the Role Based Visualization (RBV) portal configuration
  • Discuss how the categories and web parts are used in building RBV content
  • Describe the base specifications for RBV pre-requisites such as IIS and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation V4.0
  • Summarize the reasons for using RBV as an enterprise wide source of information

Portal Configuration
  • Content Packs
  • Hosting Content in Aspen RBV
  • End-User Customizations
  • Adding Portal Packs
  • Using the Aspen RBV Administrator tool
  • Solution Management
  • Creating an Aspen Operations Navigator site
  • Adding Web Parts to a Portal Page

Creating a Navigation Hierarchy Using Aspen Manufacturing Master Data Manager (mMDM)
  • Introduction and overview of the Aspen Manufacturing Master Data Manager (mMDM)
  • Workshop: Building an S95 hierarchy for Operations Navigator, using Aspen Bulk Load and the mMDM Editor

Building RBV Content through Aspen IP.21 Graphic Studio
  • Introduction to the Graphic Studio Environment
  • Learn how to create graphics using standard and real-time data objects
  • Linking objects to Aspen InfoPlus.21 tags
  • Creating symbols and adding images to graphics
  • Examine scripting events in graphics
  • Displaying graphics within Aspen RBV

Building Aspen RBV Content Through Operations Dashboard
  • Provide an overview of Dashboard Architecture (Plant Historian, Aspen IP.21 Process Browser, Process Data InfoBus Service, Dashboard Image Server)
  • Identify and explain the Dashboard Editor options and features
  • Show how to use Dashboard Editor and controls within Portal
  • Show how to attach various types of data to dashboard objects
  • Workshops: Visualizing real-time plant data with portal page incorporating different dashboard controls

Aspen RBV Security Considerations
  • Review the relevant security requirements for new RBV/ WSS users
  • Explain the user Authentication and Authorization setup requirements and Permission Levels
  • Review the Basic SharePoint group organization
  • Workshop: Configure the permission levels of the Portal's Home page

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Aspen Technology, Inc. awards Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for training classes conducted by our organization. One CEU is granted for every 10 hours of class participation.