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February 2nd, 2009, 10:42 AM
I have a C28K that had previously been programed with capsplus and I'm trying to update it to Syswin3.4. I've uploaded the program to the Syswin file and now need to update the symbols.
What is the easiest way to update the symbols? Is there anything else i need to update? Are there any other problems i could face with the transfer? Any other tips would be appreciated!
I have all the symbols in an excel file.
Thanks a lot!
February 2nd, 2009, 09:10 PM
It has been many tears since I used Syswin. I cannot remember if it interacts with Excel or not - I think not so you will have to type in all the symbols and descriptions.
The C28K is also no longer supported I believe - it is a pretty old PLC.
If you were using CX-Programmer you could copy and paste the symbols/descriptions straight into CX-Programmer.
February 3rd, 2009, 06:07 AM
Thank you for your reply Bob!
You are not kidding the C28K is old. :) They seem to be working fine though. An upgrade would be nice but the company I work for dose not like spend money on things until they need to. It has worked out very well for them in the past.
I tried CX-Programmer on the C28K and found it was not compatible. Or have i mistaken? I would much rather use CX.
February 3rd, 2009, 07:38 AM
You are correct that CX Programmer does not support the K series PLCs.
Syswin does not play well directly with Excel, but there is a method that you can use to import the Symbols.
Make a backup of you syswin file just in case something goes wrong in this process. Just a precaution.
Take the Excel file that you have, and save it as a .csv file to get started in the right direction.
Open that file in Notepad, and format the data as follows:
000 Symbol1 Comment For Symbol 1
001.15 Symbol2 Comment for Symbol 2
006 Symbol3 Comment for Symbol 3
Basically, the data is space delimited between the address and symbol, and then anything after the symbol is treated as a comment.
Save this file as a .adr file extension.
In Syswin, open your project, and click File, Import. Change the file type to Text Adr Symbol File (.adr). Browse for your file.
In the Import dialog box, leave Address Symbols selected, and click OK.
You should now have your symbols in the project.
I attached a file to this post as a sample, but the file extension needs to be changed from .txt to .adr.
February 3rd, 2009, 08:06 AM
Thanks a lot PMCR!
February 3rd, 2009, 03:30 PM
My apologies - it is so long since I worked on one of these old dears that I had forgotten CX-P does not support them.
April 23rd, 2009, 08:26 AM
Does anybody have a copy of the bypass for the Capsplus key. I have a lot of programs written in Capsplus would like easy way to get the labels and such.
cps at azwest.net