bwhinch

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  1. Thanks for the added tips Joe.
  2. I'm not clear on this step, I don't see those options in FTView or RSLogix 500. This sounds like my issue then... edit: Oh, I see my mistake now. Thank you so much for both your help. The device shortcut had to be named cpu4 because the diagnostics/error log at the bottom of FTView was spitting out some message about not being able to find [cpu4]::N7. This is all new to me, I won't be forgetting this!
  3. Does the device shortcut name matter, I'm not clear its purpose? I have right-clicked on the Ethernet driver and added a device with IP in both the local and runtime tabs. And clicked apply to the previously mentioned device shortcut. I just noticed that if I make a 2nd Ethernet driver, it auto-populates with a lot of our equipment IPs. Except for the SLC that I am looking for, which I have verified again is active. As a side note, what version of windows is your virtual machine with FT View Studio. I have a laptop running Windows 7 64-bit which only lets me import a PanelBuilder 32 into FT View if I remote desktop into the W7 64-bit machine via my main W10 machine. I think it is because FT View maybe running in 32-bit mode over a remote desktop connection...
  4. SLC 5/05 CPU 1747-l552 32k
  5. Is there anything that I need to configure seperately in RSLinx Classic then? I have added the ethernet drive with the correct IP address to the PLC but I am still not able to connect when testing the converted HMI. I don't have something configured properly, but I can't figure out what. I can ping the IP, it is valid. I have RSLinx Enterprise drivers setup in both the Design (Local) and Runtime (Target) tabs.
  6. Ok thanks, I had seen configurations for equipment 1 and 2 and thought it auto-sensed it.
  7. The issue is I can not see the plc or hmi in RSLinx Enterprise, however I can see them in RSLinx Classic. 
  8. So I am following this procedure,  https://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/ap/2711p-ap001_-en-p.pdf and I am stuck on page 53 of 102. Step 3/4, I can't see my controller under the ethernet driver. If I close FactoryTalk View Studio, and open RSLinx I can see the controller and existing field HMI fine. It seems like I am missing a step that I can't find in the guide. We have 4 pieces of equipment with their own controller and HMI. I am able to see the controllers for equipment 1 and 2, but not 3 or 4. And 4 is what I am trying to connect to, in order to test out the converted hmi program.
  9. Ok, so the newer software does a better job at creating a small save file. Thanks,
  10. Data file word count is still the same. It's not a big deal, more of a curiosity. Thanks.
  11. I've done a cursory glance, it is a fairly large program. Same number of LAD files and approximate length as far as I can tell.
  12. I'm attempting to make a backup of a program, complete with comments. I go connect to the PLC over Ethernet, and select Use Upload File to merge the comments from an original copy of the program. After that, I go file-saveas to backup the program. However the new saved file, complete with comments is only 134 KB, and the very original copy of the program is 230 KB, from 2003. Is there a reason for this, the program hasn't shrunk in size, only minor tweaking of some span calibration numbers.
  13. Thanks, I need to get one of those. I was using an off brand cable that I assumed was a straight through connection, and after ohm'ing it out just now I realize it's not...
  14. Yes, sorry I am trying to upload the graphics into PanelBuilder32. I don't recognize my setup in that manual, I have my PanelView and SLC 5/05 going to some module, which I think is an AIC to interface with DeviceNet. Since you mention passing through the PLC, the SLC 5/05 is on the local network and I can communicate with it over ethernet by IP.. Is it possible to talk to the PanelView somehow, because I couldn't earlier and assumed I needed to go into the field. However that hasn't worked out for me yet.
  15. Panelview 1000  2711-T10G9 I'm new to the AB world, but the manual indicates I need RS-232 (DH-485) to communicate to it. My understanding is I can't use the printer port, I need to unplug the PLC from the PanelView in order to upload the graphics. I am trying to use a normal rs-232 cable to my laptop (that still has a serial port) and that the 1747-CP3 null cable will not work. I also have this 1747-UIC device (USB to dh485 converter) which is plugged into another 1747-CP3 null cable. I have tried all the driver configurations I've found from trying to Google my issues, and I am getting nowhere. If anyone could point me in a direction that would be great, thanks.