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Old October 14th, 2004, 05:18 PM   #1
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Siemens TD 200 and S7-200 data block

I am using Step 7 MicroWin 32 V3.2.4.27 for a CPU-214
I have a TD 200 operator interface. The machine controlled by the PLC has the TD 200 as operator interface. I modified the original program so now I need to edit the TD 200 messages
What can I do to be able to see what's in the data block? In other words translate the data block so that I can see the messages, modify, or add some (right now all I see is VB's)
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Old October 15th, 2004, 07:00 AM   #2

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Old October 15th, 2004, 07:53 AM   #3
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But the thing is there is no comments on the data block. This is what the data block looks like:

VB0 16#00
VB1 16#10
VB2 16#00
VB3 16#2D
VB4 16#00
VB5 16#2D
VB6 16#00
VB7 16#00

All the way down to VB 1023.
What do I do next
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Old October 16th, 2004, 05:33 AM   #4

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if you go to view / tool menu
you find TD200 menu select it
or copy your prog add new TD200 block say vb200 to vb300
then go to view/ tool menu you find their
i did this thing way before but you try it message will get changed

thanking you
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Old October 16th, 2004, 09:58 AM   #5

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what Sandeep means, is that microwin has a Wizard, when you open the wizard it will show you the messages and you can modify all the messages that are located in data block,
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Old October 17th, 2004, 05:45 PM   #6
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I know about the wizard and I tried to do that but it did not work. Actually I can not access the configuration for the program. When I open the wizard I only have the option to create a new block. The thing is I am working on a machine which was installed by the vendor. I am trying to make modifications of the program to better fit the need of my company. So I got the original program (vendor) by uploading it from the cpu which doesn't give me the option to change the TD 200 messages. That's why I am trying to see what I should do next. If there is a way to translate the Data Block or if I should go ahead and start a new configuration.
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Old October 19th, 2004, 08:31 AM   #7
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Is it possible that I can just add a new configuration to my program. Since I can not access the initial configuration of the TD 200 (because I am using a newer version of MicroWin than the one previously used) can I just add a new cblock with new addesses and add the new messages and at the same time use the old messages. I mean change the addresses in my PLC program to the new addresses configured and also use the ones that I don't need to change.
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Old October 20th, 2004, 11:45 AM   #8
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Old October 25th, 2004, 02:42 PM   #9
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Yes, you can create a new TD200 parameter block. You will have to recreate all of the messages.

Uploading into a newer MicroWIN is OK, but you really need the original project files to be able to rerun the TD200 Wizard.
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Old October 26th, 2004, 04:04 PM   #10
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Yes CL that's what I did. I created a new data block by recreating all the messages. I am glad it took less time that I thought. Its better this way because now I can go back and make the changes that I want.
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