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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 5th, 2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By mk42
As they say in the movie, 60% of the time, it...

As they say in the movie, 60% of the time, it works every time!



Seriously, though, this is a pretty good option for a quick DL while operators are on break/lunch/etc.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 4th, 2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By mk42
Tag name and data type are locked in (also...

Tag name and data type are locked in (also Retain/accessible/writable/visible). Comments and start value can be changed (also Setpoint).



If you a UDT changes, you need to actually disable the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 4th, 2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By mk42
The big trick with DL W/O Reinit is that you need...

The big trick with DL W/O Reinit is that you need to activate it and download it BEFORE you need to use it. Essentially the system is pre-creating a bunch of spare tags for you to use later, and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 1st, 2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By mk42
It's SFB0, not SFBO (not sure if that was a type...

It's SFB0, not SFBO (not sure if that was a type or the source of your issue). But yes, you would need to create an instance DB for it, unless you're calling the code from another FB and can...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 1st, 2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By mk42
IT guys hate this ONE WEIRD TRICK. ...

IT guys hate this ONE WEIRD TRICK.


Seriously, though. Network monitoring products are great in principle, but if there is any kind of IT team in place, you want to work with them on this. They...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 30th, 2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By mk42
If you made a change in the offline project and...

If you made a change in the offline project and never downloaded it, then yes, it seems likely that you would see some kind of issue until it is redownloaded.


The GSD file downloaded in the PLC...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 28th, 2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By mk42
Because you were on Connections, not Network, in...

Because you were on Connections, not Network, in the top left corner of your screenshot.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 27th, 2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,897
Posted By mk42
I've seen Logix + Comfort a fair bit in the...

I've seen Logix + Comfort a fair bit in the Automotive sector. It sounds crazy to be mixing a little Siemens in your Rockwell, but it seems to work well, and seems to be better bang for your buck.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 26th, 2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By mk42
Tons. I'm willing to bet that almost every...

Tons. I'm willing to bet that almost every industrial networking vendor has a NAT capable device.

From Siemens: S615 gets you NAT capability
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 21st, 2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,522
Posted By mk42
Portal migrates projects forward decently, but...

Portal migrates projects forward decently, but there is no way to make it go backwards. Alas. It's super dumb.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 21st, 2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,522
Posted By mk42
I guess when i said unique to them, i guess I...

I guess when i said unique to them, i guess I meant "they invented it, but the spec is open for anyone to implement".


Fair nuff to all the rest. Huzzahs to all, we were both mostly right, but...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 20th, 2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,522
Posted By mk42
Simatic Manager uses PKZIP, which costs money for...

Simatic Manager uses PKZIP, which costs money for every install. It's been a bit, but you can see it pop up in a command line window when you archive/retrieve.

7-zip is open source and free, which...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 20th, 2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,522
Posted By mk42
ZAP16 is the Portal project archive format. You...

ZAP16 is the Portal project archive format. You can open it in V16 with the normal Open command (older versions had a separate "retrieve" menu option). When you go to open it, it will ask you where...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 20th, 2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By mk42
Yes, you do. The PLC has built in "work"...

Yes, you do.


The PLC has built in "work" memory that can't be expanded, which is used like RAM in your PC. The "load" memory is expandable (whichever memory card you select), and works...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 19th, 2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,522
Posted By mk42
You're asking good questions, which is a huge...

You're asking good questions, which is a huge step 1.






I agree with what he said.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 18th, 2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,522
Posted By mk42
Good luck! Take a look at the...

Good luck!






Take a look at the Programming Guidelines linked below. It's a manual discussing a lot of best practices for programming the Siemens Way. Some of it is S7-1500 only, but...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 18th, 2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By mk42
I think your V16 runtime license will activate...

I think your V16 runtime license will activate the V15 runtime, but what you install needs to match what is configured. If you configure V15 in the project, you need to have V15 RT installed, even...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 17th, 2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By mk42
Agree with sigmadelta. You don't need to mess...

Agree with sigmadelta. You don't need to mess with complicated sector copies for the 1200/1500 memory cards. Just copy the files, except the two hidden ones.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 15th, 2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,398
Posted By mk42
Most of the animations let you animate based on a...

Most of the animations let you animate based on a single bit in a tag. There are system functions to read/write a single bit in a tag. Alarms can only be set up that way.


What were you trying...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 14th, 2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By mk42
Thats.... really wierd. I'd recommend calling...

Thats.... really wierd. I'd recommend calling tech support (if they even still support Flex? I dunno)


Can you create a new project? It might be worth uninstalling/reinstalling Flex, to see if...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 13th, 2021, 11:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,398
Posted By mk42
Fair enough, I guess. Legacy stuff is what legacy...

Fair enough, I guess. Legacy stuff is what legacy stuff does.






For what it's worth, the new stuff does have an easy way to do it, if you're saying what I think you are. To change a bit...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 13th, 2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,398
Posted By mk42
1500's & SCL generally work with the tags of a...

1500's & SCL generally work with the tags of a structure, instead of the addresses that the structure resides in. The "should" is to restructure the code so you can do it with tags.



If you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 12th, 2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By mk42
Perspective of a Siemens guy who hasn't used...

Perspective of a Siemens guy who hasn't used Codesys, but hears about it sometimes:

Siemens uses ST (although they call it SCL) pretty extensively. Most of the code in the app examples on the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 10th, 2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By mk42
You can test it in Portal by creating PLCs with...

You can test it in Portal by creating PLCs with different FW versions.


That said, I'm pretty sure it's been supported for a while. Maybe not V1, but it definitely isn't a new feature.


As...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 8th, 2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,147
Posted By mk42
There is the Polyline instruction for 1200/1500...

There is the Polyline instruction for 1200/1500 now as well (Technology -> PID Control -> Auxiliary Functions). It's a little tricky though, you need to change some tags in the instance DB, not just...
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