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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 14th, 2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,813
Posted By arlenjacobs
Now that's a follow up! I only use 1 core...

Now that's a follow up!


I only use 1 core in my VMs; never had problems.
But now I use VirtualBox, and I love that.

I also had a lot of performance trouble with the VMs in Oracle VirtualBox....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 13th, 2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By arlenjacobs
Are you using max screen at runtime? with borders...

Are you using max screen at runtime? with borders in the client, or display?
My guess is that your development screens are being resized, slightly to fit your runtime screen.

For example, if your...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 13th, 2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By arlenjacobs
Yes, that's right. If your trend width is 627...

Yes, that's right. If your trend width is 627 pixels and you are showing 24 hours, then it will only show 1 data point every 138 seconds.

You can data log faster than that, and have the trend...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 11th, 2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By arlenjacobs
It's tough to know, without actually seeing the...

It's tough to know, without actually seeing the triggers tab. So I'll guess.
But it looks like you have mixed up Bit trigger with Analog values. Easy to do as the alarm setup is confusing.

From...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 11th, 2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By arlenjacobs
Yes, you can only run 1 data log model in FTView...

Yes, you can only run 1 data log model in FTView ME.
So, you have to careful about sample rates and number of tags.


I thought there was a post on trend/ data log setup... couldn't find it....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 24th, 2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By arlenjacobs
FT Diagnostics is one of the best features in FT...

FT Diagnostics is one of the best features in FT View. Every version of FT View has that built in.
Using the ODBC database is optional; the messages are always logged to the local computer. You can...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 24th, 2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By arlenjacobs
Yes, you can run the same, identical application...

Yes, you can run the same, identical application in many PanelView Plus touchscreens all talking to the same PLC.

Yes, if an you enter 200 in HMI #1 and then enter 300 in HMI #2 then both HMIs...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 10th, 2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
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: 5
Views: 381
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: 190
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: 991
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: 254
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: 305
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: 305
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: 200
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: 467
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: 467
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: 343
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: 791
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: 1,846
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: 562
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: 2,061
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: 550
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: 818
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: 2,061
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...
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