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Assets are at the heart of the Samsara Industrial Dashboard, and the Asset Tree is where you will organize your assets to mirror your physical operations. Depending on your organization and how you plan to use the Samsara platform, this may mean that you choose to group by asset type, by region, or by customer. Whatever the case, the structure you set up here will carry over to the home screen and serve as the primary way that you navigate between assets.
Asset Section Overview
Creating Your Asset Tree
- To begin creating your Asset Tree, click on the “+” icon in the left hand sidebar.
- From the pop up window, you can add to your tree in two ways:
A. Manually create assets, one at a time – Manual asset creation should generally be reserved for small additions to existing asset trees or for pilot projects only.
B. Create assets in bulk, by importing a list - for the fastest configuration, we recommend uploading a CSV file with your assets listed in the following format: parent asset, child asset, grandchild asset (e.g. region 1, customer 2, asset type 3). Note that nesting assets is completely optional.
Adding Asset Details
With this button selected, you will be able to select multiple assets in your tree for bulk editing.
The asset running status will be indicated as "On" when the selected data input's value is equal to 1. Running Status Data Inputs must be added to each asset individually.
Creating Asset Labels
How it Works: Asset Label Example
If you were managing a fleet of generators, you might want different dashboards for each unit depending on its power rating. To make this work, you would create a “Power Rating” asset label, with specific power ratings (i.e. 250 kW, 300 kW, 500 kW) as its values. Each of these values could then be associated with the right generators and dashboard templates (i.e. the 250 kW label is attached to both your collection of 250 kW generators and your 250 kW dashboard template)
1. To create an Asset Label, select the Label tab in the left sidebar and then click the“+” icon.
Fill in your Label name, add your unique values, and hit save.
Clicking the edit button will open a window where you can select assets from your Asset Tree to which you’d like to assign the newly created Label.
Additional Asset Label Considerations
- When assigning Asset Labels, only a single value per Label name can be assigned to an asset.
- Selecting a parent asset in the “Add Assets to Label” window will only assign the label to the parent asset; it will not automatically assign a label to all of its child assets.