JZerb

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  1. panelview 550 touch screen

    On a Panelview Plus 600 i have done this if it has a usb port. You can put this on a USB stick and it should take the .mer file thats on the panel and copy it to the USB for you as soon as you plug it into the panel.  If you dont have a USB port this can be done with a flash storage card i believe too. just change the last part of the code that says \USB Storage\ to \Storage Card 2\ ( i THINK its storage card 2, it may be storage card 1 youd have to try it out and see what happens) write this code in notepad.  save as autrun.bat then transfer that onto a USB stick.  4gb or less, FAT16 format so the PVP recognizes it.   copy "\Application Data\Rockwell Software\RSViewME\Runtime\*.mer" "\USB Storage\" pause when inserted into the panelview the windows ce command line editor will pop and and it will say if the process described above executed properly or not, itll say hit any key to continue at the bottom of the text on screen, upper right hand corner there is an X to close that screen, tap that and youre all done.  
  2. Creating Custom Graphics for PVP Project

    Good idea. I didn't think of that situation. That setup may be easier then the animation Route within FTVS. And I was planning on saving whatever file format was actually the smallest KB wise. Whether it was a bmp png or jpeg. 
  3. Creating Custom Graphics for PVP Project

    Since I'm still very new to this, only about 6 months in, I appreciate the feedback about keeping the display "clean". I certainly agree and I'm only looking to spruce things up a little bit here nothing too major. It seems like you PC are doing the same thing that I am looking to do, since the HMIs I program are also used for machines.    Now if I wanted to show a machine in a different state, for example say a lift with a platform that goes from ground level up to a mezzanine, would I be making three or four different drawings in Illustrator with the machine in different states? Or would the proper way to do that be using one picture and then moving it to different positions on the HMI screen using the Animation function in FTVS? 
  4. Would like to spruce up some screens I've been handed that currently just have colored boxes with text in them. Plan was to take the .dxf files from the engineering drawings, import into Adobe Illustrator, edit, then export from there as a .bmp for use in FTVS. Questions are, first off, is that the best way to do what I'm looking to do? When I import the .bmp file into FTVS should I be putting it into the Images library? Or should I create my own library with custom images in Symbol Factory?
  5. # and [ ] with COPY commands?

    awesome, thanks!  ill have to read up in that pdf this evening and see if i can get my head around what youre saying.
  6. trying to understand, so that i may modify, a section of logic here and ive come across something i have yet to see in my limited time programming.  the COPY commands here with a # and also a [ ] around the integers is what is confusing me.  from what ive read you need to use the # sign in front of a string integer in order to use the COPY command?  any sort of light shed on ths subject would be greatly appreciated. 
  7. dragging this one up from a few months ago, laid out two sample ladders and was curious as to which way was the more 'proper' way to get it done.   in the make believe scenario the machine is picking something up and flipping it over and then continuing to lift the piece that it has flipped over up into the air.  should i write the ladder so that the OTE for the Machine Forward is just triggered by either of the OTE B3 bits that you see on the first two rungs?  or should the OTE for Machine Forward be triggered by something like a NEQ function that would be looking at the entire B3:0 word, and this i could just continue to write rungs that were for different machine conditions that could be met but would all still allow the end result of the motor running and thus the machine going forward.     
  8. PVP 600 ScreenSaver Change

    The firmware is greater then that yes, it's a brand new unit but I did check just to make sure the other day that it was.    I will try it with the spacing Monday at work and see what happens. 
  9. PVP 600 ScreenSaver Change

    I have the name whited out in paint. The company name is there before the underscore. So it reads companyname_screen_saver.bmp
  10. i wanted to change the little bouncy AB logo that comes stock on the panelview 600's to a company logo and in my searching on how to do so i found this on the web and tried to do it today and had no luck. i attached below the error message that im getting when i attempt to do this.  looking for some advice as to what i may be doing wrong. when i plug the USB stick into the panelview the error i get is File Not Found, as apposed to the screenshot i attached where i have the USB stick plugged into my laptop.  i have the autorun .bat file on the main directory of the usb stick as well as the .bmp file that im attempting to load as the screensaver.  28335 - Changing the Screen Saver Bitmap on PanelView Plus and VersaView CE Changing the Screen Saver Bitmap on PanelView Plus and VersaView CE Introduction A bitmap image may be displayed when the screen saver activates. This image is randomly moved around the screen. By default the terminals have a bitmap named ssfloat.bmp which is used as the screen saver image.This technical note describes how to change the screen saver image on the following terminals: PanelView Plus 400 - 1500 with Windows CE.NET 4.1 VersaView CE 700 - 1500 with Windows CE.NET 4.1 Back light Intensity and Screen Saver For the screen saver bitmap image to be visible, the backlight intensity must be set above 0%. To change the backlight intensity of the PanelView Plus, go to "Terminal Settings" through the main configuration screen. Select "Display" and press enter. Select "Screen Saver." Change the backlight intensity using the arrow buttons.To change the backlight intensity of the VersaView CE, follow the directions for the PanelView Plus, or open the "display" icon under Start-->Settings-->Control Panel. Click on the screen saver tab and change the backlight intensity.Format of the Bitmap  The bitmap can be of any complexity and size. However, a very complex bitmap will use more memory. Also, a bitmap that has a large resolution may either not fit on the screen or will not float around on the screen correctly and will appear sluggish. Therefore, it is suggested that the bitmap be as simple as possible and small compared to the screen size of the unit. Those screen resolutions are as follows: PV+/VVCE Resolution 400/600 320 x 200 700/1000 640 x 480 1250 800 x 600 1500 1024 x 768 The lower left pixel of the bitmap is used for transparency. When the bitmap appears on the screen, any part of it that matches the lower left pixel will be transparent (i.e. if the lower pixel is black, anything black on the rest of the bitmap will not be visible on the screen).If a portion of the bitmap is not appearing correctly, the pixel will need to be changed. This can be done on a computer that has Microsoft Paint installed on it. Once the bitmap is opened in Paint, zoom in to the lower left area (approximately 800%), and change the color using Paint tools.Changing the Default Screen Saver Bitmap to a Custom BitmapCreate a file on a desktop or laptop computer named autorun.bat. In the file place the following three lines (place the name of the custom bitmap in the place of "oem.bmp"):copy \"Storage Card2"\oem.bmp \Windows\ssfloat.bmpcopy \"Storage Card2"\oem.bmp \"Storage Card"\Windows\ssfloat.bmppause Place the file autorun.bat on a Compact Flash card and insert it into the external slot on the terminal. The autorun.bat file will automatically be run. Make sure the files are copied correctly by observing the Copied 1 file(s) messages. After completed, close the window by pressing a key or tapping on the X in the upper right.If using a USB memory stick instead of a Compact Flash card, replace the term "Storage Card2" with "USB Storage" in the batch file. The autorun.bat will not fire on insertion of the USB. Cycle power with the USB storage device in the slot to fire the autorun.bat.For PV+ 400 and 600 units, it is necessary to reset the terminal in order for the bitmap to be loaded into memory properly.Return to the Default Screen Saver Bitmap Create a file on a desktop or laptop computer named autorun.bat. In the file place the following two lines:del \Windows\ssfloat.bmpdel \"Storage Card"\Windows\ssfloat.bmppausePlace the file autorun.bat on a Compact Flash card and insert it into the external slot on the terminal. The autorun.bat file will automatically be run. After completed, close the window by pressing a key or tapping on the X in the upper right.For PV+ 400 and 600 units, it is necessary to reset the terminal in order for the bitmap to be erased from memory properly.Alternate Method on VersaView CE Terminals Another way to change the screen saver bitmap on the VersaView CE is to use the Control Panel. Go to Start-->Settings-->Control Panel and double click the Display icon. Click on the Screen Saver tab, then click on Browse, near the bottom of the window. Use the explorer window to browse to the location of the new bitmap (for example, the compact flash card would be under "Storage Card 2." Select the bitmap and press open. Make sure that the backlight intensity is set to a value greater than 0. Click OK.    
  11. i assume my dongle driver is correct/working because it does activate the software and allow me to re up the grace period with Logix. 
  12. did that when i got into work this morning and all loaded up just fine, thanks!  i wonder what the grace period for FT is now.  Sucks its not the 7 days like Logix is.
  13. trying to open up a project in FT view studio that i had opened up just the other day and its now giving me an error that reads.... The HMI server in area 'project name' refused to load its project.  The HMI server is not licensed and cannot open a project with more than 5 displays" I have a USB dongle that i use to activate my software once every few days, and RSLogix 500 will work for up to 7 days once the dongle is removed from my laptop.  Just the other day i had this file opened in FT view studio and was able to view it just fine, the dongle was no attached to my laptop at the time.  hopefully someone can shed some light on this issue for me, thank you.
  14. RTO Timer Issue

    Thank you for taking the time and explaining some of this stuff to me, it's very much appreciated. 
  15. RTO Timer Issue

    I PM'ed it to you.  Thanks!