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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 11th, 2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Archie
Yes, it is using memory address pointers to copy...

Yes, it is using memory address pointers to copy byte for byte. To change endianess you could start by adding 4 to one of the pointers, then subtracting 1 in each iteration of the loop.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 11th, 2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Archie
The common conversion operators in TwinCAT work...

The common conversion operators in TwinCAT work by interpreting the underlying bytes as the source type, then using the resulting value to calculate underlying byte values so the target data type is...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 10th, 2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Archie
There is a lesser known technique of converting...

There is a lesser known technique of converting by using overlapping memory space. See the attached picture that shows 3 variables all declared at %MB1000
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 31st, 2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By Archie
When available I make extensive of them. They...

When available I make extensive of them. They offer 2 advantages:

1) Separation of concerns - Allows you to keep your sequencing/steps separate from other things such as Outputs, Timers, and math...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 26th, 2018, 12:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By Archie
What reader are you using and what information...

What reader are you using and what information has to e sent via discrete IO? I have worked with a Motorola RFID reader that would let you write Java or Python scripts to control their digital IO...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 25th, 2018, 04:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By Archie
We have our own line of panel PCs that I...

We have our own line of panel PCs that I exclusively use, but they are only available in North America. I always recommend to find a PC that is completely solid state. No cooling fans and a solid...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 25th, 2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By Archie
I do this a lot. The only con I can think of is...

I do this a lot. The only con I can think of is that you have to take extra steps to ensure people don't load random software or change settings. I resolve this by making sure the app takes the full...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 23rd, 2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Archie
The 10" panel PCs from AdvancedHMI can be special...

The 10" panel PCs from AdvancedHMI can be special ordered with high brightness displays, but they have about an 8 week lead time on them.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 22nd, 2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By Archie
There is a sample project for AdvancedHMI that...

There is a sample project for AdvancedHMI that does this. You can edit the code behind the buttons to change to the tags you want to save. It was setup to store array data, so if you have mixed...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 11th, 2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 469,108
Posted By Archie
Visual Studio 2017 has addressed the issue with a...

Visual Studio 2017 has addressed the issue with a massive install that took a long time by allowing you to select only the necessary components. For AdvancedHMI, you only need the Desktop Application...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 11th, 2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 469,108
Posted By Archie
I haven't tried it for years, ever since...

I haven't tried it for years, ever since Microsoft made Visual Studio Community free, but AdvancedHMI used to work with SharpDevelop.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 15th, 2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,572
Posted By Archie
Just when I thought a hurricane was my biggest...

Just when I thought a hurricane was my biggest concern for property damage this week, I was contacted by the local police saying there was an accident at a building I own:
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 13th, 2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,572
Posted By Archie
Sometimes I go through Columbia and other times...

Sometimes I go through Columbia and other times Charleston. I decided to reduce my chances of flight delays and cancellations by flying back on Monday into Columbia. I figure the worst of the storm...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 12th, 2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,572
Posted By Archie
I may not have a choice, I see they are already...

I may not have a choice, I see they are already cancelling flights going into Columbia and Charleston airports.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 12th, 2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,572
Posted By Archie
I will miss out on everything because I am on the...

I will miss out on everything because I am on the other side of the world this week. I am now considering to delay my return back to the states for a day just to avoid the chaos of flight delays and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 8th, 2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,854
Posted By Archie
Set EnableLogging to True, then run the...

Set EnableLogging to True, then run the application for a minute and post the generated log file.

Also see the last post in this thread:
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 6th, 2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,187
Posted By Archie
The protected profits go through the complete...

The protected profits go through the complete supply chain, not just the distributor. A manufacturer with higher profits will generally have more money to invest in R&D. A distributor with higher...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 6th, 2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,187
Posted By Archie
This practice is common in many industries, not...

This practice is common in many industries, not just automation. From the companies perspective it is done to protect brand value by avoiding competitive price wars. A distributor is given territory...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 6th, 2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,854
Posted By Archie
In order to use the serial drivers in Linux, you...

In order to use the serial drivers in Linux, you must use the latest beta version. A link to it can be found in this thread:

https://www.advancedhmi.com/forum/index.php?topic=2058.0
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 5th, 2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,854
Posted By Archie
Have you seen this information on the topic: ...

Have you seen this information on the topic:

https://www.advancedhmi.com/forum/index.php?topic=666.0

It gives step by step details on installing the necessary software.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 28th, 2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,054
Posted By Archie
Are you running your communication software on a...

Are you running your communication software on a PC that has TwinCAT installed? If so, it will not work because the AMS router does not like to be bypassed. It does a strange thing by accepting the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 17th, 2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,054
Posted By Archie
You can find the details here: ...

You can find the details here:

https://infosys.beckhoff.com/english.php?content=../content/1033/TcAdsAmsSpec/HTML/TcAdsAmsSpec_Intro.htm


There are a couple open source implementations on...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 8th, 2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By Archie
Although an AMS Net ID resembles an IP address,...

Although an AMS Net ID resembles an IP address, it is completely independent. an AMS Net Id does not have a s subnet. The AMS Router cross references in which IP address contains the AMS Net Id.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 2nd, 2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,766
Posted By Archie
What about AB's pre-SLC100 controller, I think it...

What about AB's pre-SLC100 controller, I think it was called a MAC. Are any of those still out there running?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 26th, 2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By Archie
For reading tags you generally want to use...

For reading tags you generally want to use symbolic addressing because not all firmware supports reading tags by class and instance. Also a change in the program could cause a tag to be assigned a...
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