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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 04:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 194
Posted By rdrast
(* Day of Week Routine - This version...

(* Day of Week Routine -
This version compensates for leap years and non-leap years, as well as the oddball leap century.

To use this routine, create a DINT array of 12 elements called...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 04:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By rdrast
You make the 'Constant' a tag in the PLC, and...

You make the 'Constant' a tag in the PLC, and write to it.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By rdrast
Input on: Reset Second Count Start...

Input on:

Reset Second Count
Start counting seconds.
Input off:
Do Nothing.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 04:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 510
Posted By rdrast
Yes. "Tag Change" event scrips can be fired off...

Yes. "Tag Change" event scrips can be fired off by the client, and so will run on Edge. The "Tag Change" event scripts can fire off based on a change in the tag value, its OPC Quality, or its...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 04:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 510
Posted By rdrast
Ignition has a "Translation Manager" built into...

Ignition has a "Translation Manager" built into the system at the Gateway level, so it is available to all projects. The functionality is a simple table, with a "Key", and then whatever languages...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 17th, 2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 188
Posted By rdrast
You don't have it taking the reference from the...

You don't have it taking the reference from the HMI do you?
And are you actually using SpdRefSelA?

Another thing, have you gone through the full startup on the drive?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 17th, 2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By rdrast
I can't tell about strings, but I can directly...

I can't tell about strings, but I can directly browse and use local BOOL's, DINT's, and REAL's in AOI's.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 17th, 2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 510
Posted By rdrast
I haven't tried edge, but I have to say that my...

I haven't tried edge, but I have to say that my Ignition Sales Person is great at answering questions, providing other options then I had thought of, and never ever bothers me with annoying phone...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 16th, 2018, 03:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,885
Posted By rdrast
In Ignition: Seriously play with developing...

In Ignition: Seriously play with developing templates, and planning out your tag structure.


I have made templates of almost every element I ever designed/used on a screen in FTView, including...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 16th, 2018, 02:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By rdrast
Boot it off a Linux floppy with NTFS Drivers, and...

Boot it off a Linux floppy with NTFS Drivers, and change the password hash. Not a big deal. Just google it, but personally, I can't see any reason at all to deal with an NT class machine anymore.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 14th, 2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,736
Posted By rdrast
SLC? It's on its way out you know. I'd be...

SLC?
It's on its way out you know.
I'd be using modern hardware.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 13th, 2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By rdrast
8P8C connector is what you are looking at. ...

8P8C connector is what you are looking at.

A True "RJ-45" "Registered Jack 45" is actually a completely different connector. RJ types are keyed, 8P8C Ethernet is not.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 6th, 2018, 03:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By rdrast
Are you using floating point registers for your...

Are you using floating point registers for your source(s) and destination?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 3rd, 2018, 02:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By rdrast
Have you tried making it invisible rather then...

Have you tried making it invisible rather then just disabling it?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 2nd, 2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By rdrast
If this is a real application, and you really...

If this is a real application, and you really want to make sure that your numbers are unique, I would go ahead and register with GS1 for a company barcode prefix (if you don't already have one). ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 2nd, 2018, 03:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By rdrast
A Qualified No... You CAN do all...

A Qualified No...


You CAN do all manipulations in VBA, and process what to display, but that is also virtually impossible without timer triggers to fire it off.


Ignition is nice that way,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 28th, 2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By rdrast
Note: you need to start the derived tag file in a...

Note: you need to start the derived tag file in a macro or something before they become active.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 27th, 2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By rdrast
How about this... Do Not Reference Physical...

How about this...
Do Not Reference Physical Outputs / Inputs directly.
Use internal bools instead. They will always be present.
Then, use internal data from the PLC processor to determine if...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 25th, 2018, 03:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By rdrast
For simple things like this, I just use a numeric...

For simple things like this, I just use a numeric entry with a tag linked to the PLC to validate the pass-number. To hide it from the general public, I set the font to something unreadable, like...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 25th, 2018, 03:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By rdrast
The Kepware OPC server that AD sells works fine...

The Kepware OPC server that AD sells works fine with the Productivity PLC's.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 25th, 2018, 03:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By rdrast
Ideally, you just don't. Ever. If you really,...

Ideally, you just don't. Ever.
If you really, absolutely, one hundred and seventy five percent understand what a program is doing, you might use a pair occasionally to skip passed unnecessary...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 21st, 2018, 03:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 776
Posted By rdrast
20+ constantly broken installations of FTView SE:...

20+ constantly broken installations of FTView SE: $312,000


1 Full blown installation of Ignition, with historian, SPC, all necessary OPC servers capable of replacing All the View SE nonsense:...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 18th, 2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By rdrast
Doh! My mind is slipping, you are of course...

Doh!
My mind is slipping, you are of course correct.
Armature 500/250, field 300/150.


I guess I have been replacing too many DC motors with AC lol!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 17th, 2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By rdrast
You need to know how the field is wired; The...

You need to know how the field is wired; The target voltage/current should be on the motor nameplate. 60 Ohms sort of sounds lowish to me for a 200 HP GE motor configured for a 500VDC field, but...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 12th, 2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By rdrast
First of all, what model drives? ...

First of all, what model drives?


Secondly, you will probably have to change the drive Module Definition (General tab of the drive object). With the 700; and up, you configure Parameters via...
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