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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 10th, 2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By arlenjacobs
Almost the same as local message is the...

Almost the same as local message is the Information Message.
The benefit of that is it will open a display automatically for you. When there is a new value in the tag then FTView ME will open the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 3rd, 2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By arlenjacobs
Yes, and what's different about FTView SE...

Yes, and what's different about FTView SE (compared to RSV32) is that the VBA code runs on the client.
So this will run on each client, and it will be a unique VBA instance for each client.

The...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 3rd, 2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By arlenjacobs
For the units, use a multi-state indicator. ...

For the units, use a multi-state indicator.

That object gives you more (better) options for the text.
Set the border to none, and the background to transparent.
Then use a G.O. parameter to set...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 3rd, 2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By arlenjacobs
Those will work just fine; don't use too many on...

Those will work just fine; don't use too many on a display.

The string expressions take longer to evaluate. If you had 100 of them on a display you may start to notice a display loading delay (ex....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 2nd, 2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By arlenjacobs
That's what I do as well. But there is a simple...

That's what I do as well.
But there is a simple way to update the Global Objects.

Make sure that your G.O. are always a group. That lets you change anything without affecting the link to all the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 1st, 2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By arlenjacobs
That works too; like a SYNchronize and...

That works too; like a SYNchronize and ACKnowledge.
I do like that better than just timing.

It also gives you a status of the HMI. If the HMI does not clear the trigger bit then you (the PLC)...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 31st, 2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By arlenjacobs
The shortest time could be 2x the HMI update...

The shortest time could be 2x the HMI update rate.
So, if the HMI updates the screen data every 1 second then the PLC needs to hold the trigger for 2 seconds.
Longer is okay.

So your 8 seconds...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 31st, 2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 134
Posted By arlenjacobs
Yes, I've had that happen too; starting in...

Yes, I've had that happen too; starting in version 9.
Maybe, you could try exporting all the screens to XML and then importing them again.

I change the G.O. default settings, sometimes linking...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 30th, 2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By arlenjacobs
Small detail, but it could matter. It's best to...

Small detail, but it could matter.
It's best to use parameter numbers that start with #100.

The problem is if you use both display parameters and global object parameters. By starting your global...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 30th, 2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By arlenjacobs
That's what I do. Add all the tags that are...

That's what I do. Add all the tags that are needed (for the global object) into the UDT; even if you are not using them in the PLC.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 30th, 2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By arlenjacobs
There are quite a few different places for data...

There are quite a few different places for data rates in FactoryTalk View SE.
Here are all the places that I can think of:

Display settings, for each display
HMI alarm setup
Events
Datalogs...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 12th, 2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By arlenjacobs
Right. You can't use wallpaper AND have...

Right. You can't use wallpaper AND have animation.

Using the rectangle object is best.
You could use the panel, but it has borders which you probably don't want. You could set those to none, but...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 6th, 2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,490
Posted By arlenjacobs
Welcome to the forum! Yes, you should post this...

Welcome to the forum! Yes, you should post this into a new thread.
Something like "Weintek / Maple Systems EBPro faceplate"
This thread is about Red Lion faceplates, or the attempt at it.

What...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 4th, 2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By arlenjacobs
Not sure if this will work in C-More, but I use...

Not sure if this will work in C-More, but I use this in other HMIs:

1) Rename the tag. Ex. add _Org
2) Duplicate the tag, or Copy/Paste the tag.
3) If the new tag is in edit mode, then you may...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 4th, 2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,716
Posted By arlenjacobs
I've been bitten by that checkbox too. It's...

I've been bitten by that checkbox too.

It's real easy to uncheck one of those. Hitting the space bar will (un)check that, if it has focus.

Good find.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 3rd, 2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By arlenjacobs
If you want to import only objects from a screen...

If you want to import only objects from a screen (and NOT the entire screen or application), then you will have to use XML.
You can export a display to XML format; that is plain text so you can...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 29th, 2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By arlenjacobs
.. but you can also directly browse to the tag. ...

.. but you can also directly browse to the tag.

You have two options in FactoryTalk:
1) Create an HMI tag in FT View Studio, manually. Then use that tag in your object connection (ex. button,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 29th, 2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,716
Posted By arlenjacobs
Here is a Rockwell video on how to setup the...

Here is a Rockwell video on how to setup the communications in your project
It's from their "create first application" video; the comms start at 1:35
https://youtu.be/NqRLZ2PKJk0?t=93

This video...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 15th, 2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,490
Posted By arlenjacobs
Both statements are true. Sorry ASF, but...

Both statements are true.
Sorry ASF, but you'll have to pay up for either Siemens or Rockwell.
If you have a large HMI project, and code re-use for time savings is needed, then those are the only...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 15th, 2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By arlenjacobs
Very clever Bryan. ...hopefully that's enough...

Very clever Bryan.
...hopefully that's enough to get Red Lion to update their security.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 15th, 2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By arlenjacobs
By chance, did either of you use the COPY button...

By chance, did either of you use the COPY button in FTView Studio communications (copies Local communication to Target)?

This is just a side note, that may have nothing to do with the comms issues...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 30th, 2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 924
Posted By arlenjacobs
Feature-wise, it's going to do whatever you need....

Feature-wise, it's going to do whatever you need. If most people can get the big vendor HMIs to do what is needed than Ignition can definitely work.

But there are so many things OTHER than the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 13th, 2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By arlenjacobs
Yes, you can do this. The short answer to "how"...

Yes, you can do this. The short answer to "how" is money.
I would use FTV SE distributed, thin-client computers, and flat screen TVs.

Edit: Now having typed this out, it's just a mess for what...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 11th, 2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By arlenjacobs
You can't use plain text for the RecipePlus...

You can't use plain text for the RecipePlus feature.
That is not supported.


But in the Recipe editor in FTView Studio you can select the table grid then copy/paste into Excel.

You will want...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 11th, 2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By arlenjacobs
I would design your screens with HMI memory tags...

I would design your screens with HMI memory tags first. Then later on you can link those tags to the PLC addresses.
If you need/want to change to direct reference later on, there is a KnowledgeBase...
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