Armadillo852

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  1. Solved: Grace Period No Longer?

    Here is a tech connect for the issue above:  https://rockwellautomation.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/67676
  2. Solved: Grace Period No Longer?

    Here is what another service tech sent me. I HAVE NOT DONE THIS YET. I cannot say it works or doesn't work. I am waiting for a response from out IT department before I go messing in the registry. CYA deal there... Please make a backup before you begin, so if something happens, you can at least go back!   Hey all, Since upgrading Studio 5000 to version 30 I’ve had issues with my grace period not working and not being able to open RSlogix 5000. A few other people have been having the same problem so I figured I’d get the word out.   Just a heads up; this involves going into your laptops registry edit. Going off script and changing or accidently deleting something could make your laptop a brick.   First type “regedit” into the search box of the start button, click on “Regedit” then click yes on the dialog box.     For the RSlogix5000 fix go to: HKEY_Current_User\Software\Rockwell Software\RSLogix 5000\Start Page Double click on the “Never Show” entry and change the value to a 1.     For the grace period fix go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Rockwell Software\RSlogix 5000.1\UserInfo. Double click on the “SerialNum” entry and type in your serial number.     Repeat this step for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Rockwell Software\RSlogix 5000.1\ Support -> ProductID HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Rockwell Software\RSlogix 5000.1\ Latest Version\UserInfo -> SerialNum   Two of these are labeled “Userinfo” but are under different folder locations, make sure you get them both. After you are finished restart your laptop, then open RSlogix5000 and Studio5000. Click on the “Help” button got to the About page; the serial number should be displayed.    
  3. Solved: Grace Period No Longer?

    Ken,      I guess this is something in version 29 and above. We just went to Version 30 company wide from Version 24, and all of us service techs have the same issue. The Controls guys have their dongles plugged in all the time, so it didn't affect them until I asked a couple of them to unplug their dongle.      We have a Tool Kit. It does popup the annoying grace period box.       Only difference was version 30. One of the service guys contacted Rockwell, and they gave him the fix. It has to do with modifying some registries. I didn't look at it yet, but can post here when I do in case others have the same issue later.   Thanks for the response Ken.
  4. FactoryTalk Questions (Upload/Download)

    Sorry for the late response. Yes, the security is a hit and miss. I have not had good luck with the security. This is why we switched all the security to the PLC and not in the HMI.   Glad it is working for you!
  5. FactoryTalk Questions (Upload/Download)

    Unless you know for sure you were the last one to work on an HMI, you are best to upload the mer file. I know it is cumbersome, but it is truly the only way to make sure you have the latest file. Be thankful you didn't come in the early stages where unless you had the apa file, you couldn't do anything!   Question 1) APA: This is an archieve file. Or the development file. If you have this file, you can open this file, and it extracts into Factory Talk. Basically a zipped file of the actual file.                      Mer: This is the actual running file that gets downloaded into the HMI itself.  Question 2) Downloading: When you download your mer file to the HMI, if you do not check the box that says "Overwrite communications" then you will not need to worry about the communications paths.  Question 3) Versions: You can have a higher version on your PC. When you create an APA, that APA file now becomes whatever version you have loaded on your PC. HOWEVER, when you create the MER file, it MUST MATCH the firmware in the HMI. Or at least the major firmware revision. Example: I have version 8.1 loaded on my PC. My HMI have firmware 8.2. When I create my MER file, I save it as firmware 8.1 and all is good.   Hope that helps. If not just ask.
  6. Solved: Grace Period No Longer?

    I just installed RsLogix5000 Version 30 because I needed it for a project. I noticed if I do not have my dongle plugged in, and running just on the 7 day grace period, I am locked out from making any changes. Anyone else come across this issue? What is the reasoning for this? Any work arounds? I hate having my dongle plugged in all the time. Especially because I am a Service tech and you never know where you can set a laptop.
  7. Need help

    Provided the wiring is correct, I would guess the output is blown out. Can you move the output to another point? The output in the PLC and card might come on, but if the output inside the card is burnt out, you will not get 24V out of it.
  8. ALLEN BRADLEY PLC WITH REDLION PROTOCOL CONVERTER

    You have a few options.  1) Make all you I.P. Addresses the same. 10.10.1.xxx or 192.168.1.xxx 2) Add a managed switch. We use the Allen Bradley 9300-ENA for a 1:1 mapping. Then map the 192.168.1.xxx to the 10.10.1.xxx network
  9. Allen Bradley ACD File

    Sent you a PM.
  10. Program Wont Download to PLC

    What he said. Even your title says what you are wanting to do. DOWNLOAD.....
  11. tech connect follow up email

    I always leave feedback. Whether it is positive or negative. I rarely use the phone though. I would say 99% of my tech connect experience is via chat. I have found it to be easier for me.
  12. Connection between two PLCs

    Well Mike, your long footer under your name sure makes it appear that you are.......
  13. Can't create a Runtime file in FT View Studio ME

    I just went through this when I got my new laptop. I had multiple accounts setup. Both with the same computer name. 1 was set to administrator, and the other was set to standard user. I deleted the standard account and all worked fine.
  14. Program could not compile!

    Sorry, but you are wrong.    After performing online edits, the user should have accepted these edits before attempting to verify them.   Please see Knowledgebase 45674
  15. Program could not compile!

    I have seen this issue before as well. But mine was because I first did not accept the pending edits before I tried to verify them.