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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 30th, 2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By ArtWalls
I believe so. We do something similar with our...

I believe so. We do something similar with our engineers and operators, the engineers can use their windows login on a computer the was booted with an operator domain account. Our engineers are in...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 30th, 2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 24,554
Posted By ArtWalls
My Portuguese is a bit rough, if the location...

My Portuguese is a bit rough, if the location doesn’t exist on the computer running the display client and you want to save it elsewhere you can reference the location with its UNC name:
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 27th, 2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By ArtWalls
You can use the logon command in a startup macro

You can use the logon command in a startup macro
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 26th, 2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By ArtWalls
I’ve never done anything special to load VBA in...

I’ve never done anything special to load VBA in studio. When designing a screen, just do an alt-F11 to toggle to VBA. It you want to manipulate objects on the screen, you will have to expose them...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 26th, 2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By ArtWalls
The Rockwell recommendation is to not load...

The Rockwell recommendation is to not load redundant firmware on non-redundant processors, although it seemed to work for us for a while. I would flash back to the non-redundant version.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 18th, 2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By ArtWalls
We use it for trending in our FTView SE...

We use it for trending in our FTView SE environment.

The RSLinx Enterprise servers have the data topics defined, and each host a FactoryTalk Live Data interface. The Historian server has a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 18th, 2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By ArtWalls
Take a look at the message log in PISDK, it...

Take a look at the message log in PISDK, it should give you some clues as to any issues you might be having. Also in PISDK, you should be able to see a list of connections, and add your Historian...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 18th, 2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By ArtWalls
can you see data on your FT Live Data interface...

can you see data on your FT Live Data interface server(s)?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 2nd, 2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By ArtWalls
I think razr got the right idea, maybe build an...

I think razr got the right idea, maybe build an index screen with a button for each of the systems, have it launch the screen with a parameter, something like

Display my_screen /T1

Where 1 is...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 2nd, 2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By ArtWalls
Are the options configured similarly? In the...

Are the options configured similarly? In the diagnostics setup there is one ole to define the connection and another for the logging options. I cannot recall how it is spelled in the diagnostics...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 31st, 2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,133
Posted By ArtWalls
You can use the excel function Text to Columns,...

You can use the excel function Text to Columns, delimit with a semicolon to get each rung in a separate cell horizontally, highlight all the cells, copy then do a PasteSpecial transpose to get them...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 29th, 2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By ArtWalls
We’ve had to install the versions in order, that...

We’ve had to install the versions in order, that is v20, v24, v28 etc. If they were installed out of sequence, uninstalling the newer versions, and their related applications (FTSP,RSLINX, etc) will...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 23rd, 2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By ArtWalls
You can actually use VBA from another display,...

You can actually use VBA from another display, something like:

Call Application.LoadedDisplays(MyVBADisplay).IsSupervisor

I've never tried returning a variable from a remote module, as in:
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 23rd, 2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By ArtWalls
Plus one on using a user group, or even a...

Plus one on using a user group, or even a security code with the currentuserhascode function.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 23rd, 2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By ArtWalls
Check the secondary for a major fault, that’s...

Check the secondary for a major fault, that’s what usually gets us. I’m guessing a power issue was the root cause.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 19th, 2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,244
Posted By ArtWalls
I use robocopy hourly on a scheduled task, seems...

I use robocopy hourly on a scheduled task, seems to work seamlessly for me. I probably get some garbage on my destination as I don’t tell rc to delete files not on the source, but that is much more...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 17th, 2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By ArtWalls
You can export the screen out to an xml file,...

You can export the screen out to an xml file, find the tag in the structure there using notepad ( or better, notepad++), then use object explorer to find it on the screen
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 14th, 2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By ArtWalls
I would recommend updating your RSLinx, but that...

I would recommend updating your RSLinx, but that won’t help. Do you have a gateway or professional activation for the software? One or the other is required to enable the OPC server functionality.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 11th, 2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By ArtWalls
You’ll need an open bracket in front of...

You’ll need an open bracket in front of U1C1_Polled

Where are you getting the error? If you don’t know, open a display client with the vba window, you can step through the code by placing the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 16th, 2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Posted By ArtWalls
I usually type my rungs in manually, I get the...

I usually type my rungs in manually, I get the unk’s if I put in an extra space. Any chance your regional settings are different, maybe controlligix is interpreting a character as a space?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 12th, 2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By ArtWalls
You might try installing the latest version of...

You might try installing the latest version of ActivationManager, or reinstalling it. Remove CodeMeter as well, it gets installed with AM. Once that goes, if RSLinx still isn’t working, try...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 12th, 2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By ArtWalls
We put an almd instruction on a rung and set up...

We put an almd instruction on a rung and set up the conditions ahead of it. Create the alarm tag, then use 0,0,0,1 as the parameters. Open the alarm definition, put in a descriptive message. Then,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 10th, 2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By ArtWalls
We implemented a poor man’s version of value...

We implemented a poor man’s version of value trapping using the built-in digital alarms logged to an SQL server. The almd instructions allow for extra tags, we point them to the relevant tags in the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 5th, 2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By ArtWalls
I’m not sure what you mean by “offline project”. ...

I’m not sure what you mean by “offline project”. A local application, but still connected to the PLC’s over the network? We have our distributed application duplicated in a local project, built by...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 5th, 2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,697
Posted By ArtWalls
You’ve probably already seen this, but the...

You’ve probably already seen this, but the drop-down menus have the hot key combination for available commands. I don’t think I’ve seen a compiled list.
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