Schematics are models that represent a part of your environment. A model consists of the structure and behaviour of the domain being analysed:
- The structure describes the components in the domain and how they are interconnected and aggregated.
- The behaviour consists of the relationships between inputs and outputs of the components and their aggregates
For example when modelling a manufacturing process, the model would capture each plant process as an abstract object model, where:
- Each component in the model would be classified: E.g. a Pump, a Compressor, a Pipe, etc.
- Interrelationships (connections) between each unit/process would be defined: E.g Pump P1F has one stream input, one stream output, one power connection.
- Links to live/simulated data sources/sensor readings to attributes of items in the model would be set up: E.g. the flow rate of Pump P1F connected to OPC TAG P1F237