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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 06:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 86
Posted By keshik
FactoryTalk View Studio - ME/SE Alarms

We have a fair amount of different ME projects that we occasionally have to bring into a SE project. Is there a good way to bring the alarms over without having to spend a lot of time reworking them?...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By keshik
I use VMWare as well. Works pretty well. When I...

I use VMWare as well. Works pretty well. When I was researching I came across some licensing issues with using USB and VirtualBox.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 23rd, 2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 199
Posted By keshik
You're welcome. There are main two places to...

You're welcome.

There are main two places to declare variables in Crimson. One is in the individual program. You used this with your cstring declarations. These variables only exist for that...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 23rd, 2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 199
Posted By keshik
1. By string calls do you mean your "cstring"...

1. By string calls do you mean your "cstring" calls in your original example? I'd double check your syntax on your inttotext calls if you still care on that one.
2. The TestTag thing should work -...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 23rd, 2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 199
Posted By keshik
The "On Tick" should work for what you're trying...

The "On Tick" should work for what you're trying to do. Have you remembered to translate the program before downloading it (should be green instead of yellow)? Ctrl-T should be the shortcut.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 23rd, 2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 199
Posted By keshik
Are you running your test on actual hardware or...

Are you running your test on actual hardware or simulating?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 23rd, 2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 199
Posted By keshik
Actually, I think we can accomplish this without...

Actually, I think we can accomplish this without using a masked move (bitwise AND).

You could try something like this:

int char1, char2, outputInt
char1 :=...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 23rd, 2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 199
Posted By keshik
If you're not sure that the program is being run...

If you're not sure that the program is being run I would create a tag and do this:
testTag := testTag + 1
then put that tag on a screen or in your watch window (I'm not sure if that unit has...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 23rd, 2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 199
Posted By keshik
This should be doable. You may have to write a...

This should be doable. You may have to write a small program in Crimson to move things properly. You probably won't have to convert things into strings unless it helps you visualize what you're...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 23rd, 2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By keshik
Sometimes routines like that could be used to...

Sometimes routines like that could be used to only run a sub-routine (manually by programmer) when a PLC program is first downloaded and/or configured for its specific hardware. It may not be...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 1st, 2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By keshik
I would take a look at the Red Lion DataStation...

I would take a look at the Red Lion DataStation Plus. It will allow you to transfer data between Rockwell and Mitsubishi pretty easily.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 1st, 2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 557
Posted By keshik
George, are you sure about this? I just flashed a...

George, are you sure about this? I just flashed a CompactLogix PLC in a virtual machine over USB with no issues.

Windows 10 Pro, Windows 7 Pro in VMWare Workstation Pro 12.5.
RSLinx 3.90...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 13th, 2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By keshik
One thing to be careful of is that sometimes just...

One thing to be careful of is that sometimes just dropping power to something isn't the safest action. For example, a vacuum or magnetic crane. If emergency stopped, you may not want to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 11th, 2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By keshik
I would make sure that you have the most recent...

I would make sure that you have the most recent patch roll-up for FactoryTalk View. I've had similar issues that were resolved by that.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 18th, 2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,096
Posted By keshik
For me, I would be keep in mind what programming...

For me, I would be keep in mind what programming language you're using for your projects. If I was using ladder logic, I wouldn't really want to use SoMachine or a different Codesys based product....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 16th, 2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By keshik
Studio5000 - Bit Descriptions on an UDT DINT

Is there a way that you can add individual descriptions to each bit member of a DINT in a Studio5000 UDT? I use bits on a DINT for my individual HMI alarms and I'd like to have the descriptions in...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 14th, 2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 933
Posted By keshik
I'll give my standard disclaimer here with...

I'll give my standard disclaimer here with retentive tags and Red Lion/Crimson.

One issue that you may run into is when the Red Lion display actually copies its retentive tag values into...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 9th, 2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,419
Posted By keshik
One thing to be aware of is that the latest Intel...

One thing to be aware of is that the latest Intel processors have issues with driver support for Windows 7, so you may be forced into virtual machines if you want to run Windows 7 (which sounds like...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 21st, 2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By keshik
Umm, should there be some pictures attached?

Umm, should there be some pictures attached?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 15th, 2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By keshik
What data type is the array?

What data type is the array?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 15th, 2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By keshik
Yup, that's it. One thing to be careful of...

Yup, that's it.

One thing to be careful of with retentive tags and Red Lion is how often they actually get saved to non-volatile memory. They don't get saved immediately after the tag gets...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 14th, 2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,246
Posted By keshik
Though if I didn't have the Windows licensing...

Though if I didn't have the Windows licensing issues, it would have been nice to have Studio5000 and FTView on different VMs. That way when FTView crashed (which is often), I could restart just that...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 14th, 2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,246
Posted By keshik
Thanks for the responses. I'm pushing to go with...

Thanks for the responses. I'm pushing to go with VMWare Workstation Pro for my machine. The computer has a i7-7820HQ processor, 16 GB of RAM, and a 512GB M.2 PCIe hard drive so I should be good to go...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 13th, 2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,246
Posted By keshik
How are you setting up your VMs? Both FTView and...

How are you setting up your VMs? Both FTView and Studio in the same VM? Is IT allowing you multiple running VMs?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 13th, 2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,246
Posted By keshik
New Computer - Choose Virtual Machine

I'm getting a new laptop from work that shipped with Windows 10 that our IT department wasn't able to downgrade to Win7 64. So, I'm now off to using a VM. We primarily run Rockwell software and are...
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