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Old February 24th, 2010, 11:34 PM   #1

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FactoryView SE downgrading 5.1 to 5.0


I have a problem with FactoryView SE. For development I was given version 5.1 CPR 9. My application is ready on version 5.1 . But now when the purchased license and its DVD has arrived it is version 5.0 CPR 9. I backed up my application from v 5.1 and restored it in 5.0 But When I open my SCADA application on version 5.0, screens cannot be opened. What is the way out?

(a) Can I use version 5.0 license to run my version 5.1 SCADA application?
(b) How do I convert my 5.1 version application to 5.0 .
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Old February 25th, 2010, 12:17 AM   #2
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Yes, the activation for 5.0 will also run 5.1.

Do not attempt to backwards-convert your project. There is no reason to do so.
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Old February 25th, 2010, 12:31 AM   #3

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FactoryView SE

Thanks for quick reply.

For development I have v 5.0 and 5.1 on two different computers. Application is developed on version 5.1 and I have to deploy it on clients system which will be installed with version 5.1 . As you said version 5.0 license will run the application developed on version 5.1 . I will install v 5.1 with license of v 5.0 .I hope that will solve the problem

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Old January 2nd, 2012, 11:36 PM   #4

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FactoryView SE downgrading 6.x to 5.x

I know this reply is too late but I've got same case and I tried to explore and I got the answer. I got a project to develop HMI at our plant, I develop all the screen from FTView SE 6.0, but then I got information that Installed server would be 5.0. Wow! it will be a hard work for me if I cannot backwards the GFX.
Following is the step to downgrade GFX from Ver 6.0 to 5.0:
1. From the Version 6.0 right click folder display then select Import and Export
2. Select the display you want to downgrade and export the file, it will save in xml format
3. From computer that run FTview 6.x copy file: C:\Program Files\Rockwell Software\RSView Enterprise\Schemas\Gfx-SE5.XSD, this file contain the method to parse the xml to GFX.
4. Copy that file to computer which run FTView5.x at folder "C:\Program Files\Rockwell Software\RSView Enterprise\Schemas\" and backup the file Gfx-SE4.XSD in case you need that file if something wrong.
5. Rename file Gfx-SE5.XSD to Gfx-SE4.XSD
6. open the graphics which already imported in FTView6.0 then open by notepad.
Change the header at second line :

and then save.

7. From the FTview 5.0 -> display-> import and select the *.xml file . then.. tadaaaa...!! you will get the GFX in 5.x version.

Hope will help anyone in this forum.

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Old December 27th, 2013, 04:31 PM   #5

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munzii... you donīt have idea how much you helped me !! Thanks!!!
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Old November 10th, 2017, 06:13 PM   #6

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I just did this from v9 to v8 so still works! Great tip!
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Old January 4th, 2018, 12:08 PM   #7
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Just want to confirm that this does still work on SE Distributed for going from v9.0 to v8.1.
I had to copy over file Gfx-SE10 from the v9.0 computer. Put the original Gfx-SE8 file on the v8.1 machine in another folder I called Backup. Renamed the Gfx-SE10 file to Gfx-SE8. Then renamed the second line of the v9.0 .xml file I needed to import to noNamespaceSchemaLocation="Gfx-SE8.xsd". Went back into FTView, imported my screen, and she imported like a charm. Had a couple random quirks in the display, a few of the graphics were shifted over a few pixels here and there, but nothing I couldn't have straightened out in a few minutes. Definitely saved me Countless number of hours!!!
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