CS-Studio is a collaborative project for user interface tools. It allows you to access the control system of the SNS accelerator and instruments.
CS-Studio has been installed on the SNS accelerator network (CCR), in instrument control rooms, and on the analysis server. If there isn't already a "CSS" icon on the desktop, start CS-Studio by running "css" in a terminal window, then follow the guidance given below on selecting the workspace, navigating the 'Welcome' screen, and doing your first steps.
To download Control System Studio onto your office computer or laptop,
for use at the SNS, on travel, or from home,
click one of the following to download the SNS Office version.
You may also try the very latest by following the "Nightly" link on the Products page.
When using it outside of SNS, you need a VPN connection to the ORNL network.
Upon startup, the application prompts for a "Workspace" location.
(In case CS-Studio does not start up, see Known Issues)
On your office computer, as the only CS-Studio user, you can uncheck the "Ask again?" option and press "OK" to accept the default ('CSS-Workspaces/Default' in your home directory).
If several users run CS-Studio on the same computer, they best pick individual workspaces, for example 'CSS-Workspaces/Fred', 'CSS-Workspaces/Jane' etc., to avoid errors when trying to use the same workspace from more than one CS-Studio instance.
In a running CS-Studio instance, use the menu 'File/Switch Workspace...' to get the location of the current workspace, or to change to a different one.
In addition, command-line options can select the workspace, or re-enable the initial workspace dialog. Run CS-Studio with "-help" from the command-line to see more.
When you start CS-Studio for the first time, you will see a "Welcome" screen. You may follow its links to read the Overview etc., but to get going you may also simply close that welcome screen by clicking the 'x' indicated by the arrow in this screenshot.
You can always re-open the welcome screen via the menu entry "Help", "Welcome" if you want to read it at a later point in time.
Use either the tool bar button shown above or the menu "File", "Top Files" to open the top-level display for the accelerator or instruments.
Open the menu "Help", "Help Content". Look for "CSS Applications", "Trends", "Data Browser", and check the sections on getting firstname.lastname@example.org