Begin building your assets with Asset Manager

Create aspects, variables, type and a new asset in MindSphere

On the Asset Manager app, create aspects and variables 

  1. Click on the Aspects tab
    Aspects are a data modeling mechanisms for assets. Aspects group related data points based on their logical association
  2. Click on Create aspect
    Every aspect has a name and a specific Type ID
  3. Enter the data for the new aspect
    Add a description and choose a category. Dynamic for time-series data and Static for static data 
  4. Click on Add variable, to add a variable
    An aspect can consist of several variables of different data types
    Name, Data Type, Unit and Max length are defined
  5. Save your creation
    Once an aspect has been created, it can be used for multiple assets

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. Data mapping matches variables of an aspect with the respective data points of a data source.

  1. On the Assets Tab select Create asset
    An asset is a digital representation of a machine or an automation system with one or multiple automation units
  2. Select Type
    Select predefined types or add the respective asset type for your new asset and click Create
  3. Enter a name, description and the data for the asset
    Location (time zone), Variables and Aspects
  4. Save your creation
    The new Asset is ready

Create a new type with the previous created aspects and variables.           

  1. Click Create type
    A type is a pre-configured template for an asset. 
  2. Enter the type ID, name and description
    Open the Image bar to add an image
  3. Open the Variables bar to add variables
    Enter the variable data
  4. Open the Aspects bar to add aspects
    Browse all available aspects
  5. Enter a name for the new type aspect and choose an aspect from the dropdown menu
  6. Create a new Asset by selecting the type with aspects and variables

Share assets with other tenants using Cross-Tenancy

Create a Collaboration

  1. On Mindsphere Launchpad go to Settings, top icon on left.
  2. Click on the Collaborations tab
  3. Select Offer Collaboration
    To start a new offer
    - Enter the partner's Tenant Name
    - To accept the legal notice, activate the checkbox
    - To start the request, click Offer
    Find more information in the Settings documentation

On Mindsphere Launchpad go to the Asset Manager app,

  1. In the Asset tab, select the asset you want to share
  2. Click on the 3 dots on the right to open the advanced operating tools.
    - Select Share asset
    - Choose the receiving tenant and check the access level
    - Click share to confirm and share your asset
  3. Go to the Sharings tab
    For an overview of the assets you shared with other tenants and the assets that have been shared with you

Directly open Visual Flow Creator and Fleet Manager

On the Asset Manager app
  1. Search assets that are already onboarded on Mindsphere 
  2. In the bottom, under Others find Active and Deactivated flows on Visual Flow Creator 
  3. Click on Open Visual Flow Creator Tab
    to visualize the flow directly in the Visual Flow Creator app
  4. In the top right, click on the 3 dots icon to open the Fleet Manager app

Go to Fleet Manager