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  1. ACD file to PDF

    Hello, I have an .ACD file but do not have any software to read the controller tags. Can anyone please help me convert the file into a pdf? I can see from Notepad that is was made using RSLogix 5000 V21.   Thanks! G Pump_17_11_09.ACD
  2. Hello everyone, Working in Automation for the first time as a Co-op student so i'm fairly new to PLC's and the Automation field in general. I've recently been tasked with converting a RSlogix 5 program from an old PLC 5 project into a Studio5000 project. I referenced the manual (I'll attach link below), and had no issues using the RSlogix Project Migrator tool that I downloaded off the Rockwell website. My problem is that once I convert the program, my I/O tags that were originally sequenced in octets(0-7, 10-17, 20-27, ...) from the RSlogix 5 program, are switched into a sequential scheme in Studio5000 that just increments them in order (1, 2, 3, 4, ...). I hope this make sense, but basically the first seven tags match between the projects, but then I:010 in rslogix 5 is equivalent to I[8] in 5000, I:011 is I[9], and so on and so forth. Has anyone had this issue before and found a way to have Studio5000 keep the original octet scheme? I don't see this normally being an issue, but the customer has specifically asked that the I/O tag names be kept the same as the original program. Thanks for any help. - Ben   Converting PLC-5 reference manual link: https://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/rm/1756-rm085_-en-p.pdf
  3. RedLion G303 Tags avalible

    Hi How many tags are available to be used in a  RedLion G303? I added a new tag  from  a PLC that is on line with other tags ,, but it says it is not available?
  4. Hi  I need to show 2 different history buffer setup ID's in a single Historical Trend graph. as much as I tried only 1 ID of buffer setup is shown on trend graphs, but for comparison purposes I need to show 2 or even more? ( i already have defined 2 rows of my history buffer setup with different D in row 1 and 2 = ID1 and ID2 ) can somebody help me please?  thanks
  5. I have multiple PVP 1500's on the same network. From the one in my control room i need to be able to see what user is logged into what HMI. How would I address the system tag of another HMI on the same network would I use the IP address? thank you for any help in advance
  6. Hi everyone, I just want to layout the structure of the question. I have a GOT2000 (GT27* series) that I have hooked up and communicating with an Allen-Bradley PLC. I have established connection and can pull out certain tags values from the PLC program in RSLogix 5000. While I can read the tag values, I cannot modify them (in certain conditions).  So let say that I have a User-Defined Structure named "Smoke_Detector" and here are it's available members: Smoke_Detector:   - ALARM (BOOL)   - ON_TIME (DINT) * DINT in Allen-Bradley but Signed Binary 32   - Battery_Life (REAL)  My question is that while I can read and display the tag and its members through the following:   - LAMP for Smoke_Detector.ALARM   - Numerical Display for both Smoke_Detector.ON_TIME and Smoke_Detector.Battery_Life But when I tried to modify the values via a Bit Switch or Numerical Input, it does not operate on them.  However, if these tags are members are just standalone tags, meaning that they are not within a UDT in RSLogix 5000, then I can operate/ modify them just fine.  Here are the things that I have tried: * Making sure that the permission are set to Read/ Write in RSLogix 5000 * Making sure that the tag definition in GT Designer 3 follows the structure where @[channel]:[Network #]:[Station #]::[Tag instance and member (e.g Smoke_detector is the instance and Alarm is member] Any possible insight and input are appreciate! 
  7. Proface historical trend

    Hi Guys! I have an another question , I hope you guys can/want to help me. I have some problem with an proface panel. I want to make a hisotrical trend, but when I want to select the channels (tags what I want to monitor) I can't select anything, because undetermined. I think I should set the tags kind of a buffer list, but I don't find it. So my question is how can I set the tags. I can't changed it at all. If the answer is I need to make a buffer list, then where can I find it ?  Thank you so much. 
  8. Any new tags I add in studio 5000 the HMI project shortcut cannot locate the tags, it says unresolved route to processor. It's the same shortcut all of the other tags are using. Please help. 
  9. This is my first time to the forum and I am still very new to plc programming. I just had to move all of our software over to a new computer ( kind of new) it's running windows 7 pro. The same is as the computer before. Same computer name, same I'm, same file directory. However when I add tags in studio 5000 and reference them in the HMI, it says it is unresolved in route to the processor. It only does this for the new tags. I used the same shortcut and everything so I am at a complete loss here. What do I do.
  10. Hey guys,   I have worked on the FTView ME platform many of times.  I am now working on a FTView SE (Local Station) application, and I am having trouble connecting an Offline .ACD file to my program so that I can design.   If someone could help me with this it would be greatly appreciated.   Thanks in advance!
  11. Micrologix 1400 Float TAG

    Hello,  I have a micrologix 1400 plc connected to a length measurement gauge. The gauge sends an analog value to the plc to an analog input. I convert the value into a dimension and send it to F8:0. but I need this value in three different steps in the program. Since i just have one element of float (F8:0) is there anyway i can store the value in a different location or create more floating point tags eg. F8:1. F8:2 ?    Thank You   
  12. could you tell me how to create internal tags in DIAview and how to dynamically change the colour of any object taken in SCADA  
  13. Hello I downloaded a .mer file on the Panel view 1000 but it shows errors on the display graphics. i have configured the Rslinx communication several times by selecting the rigt PLC in Design and Runtime mode. I am using Facotry Talk view 8.20 and creating 5.10 runtime file. Please advice. I was able to correctly download and use the HMI on a similar machine. I dont know what am I missing on this one.    Thanks Pratik Jain
  14. GXWorks2 Label changes

    Hi Sorry if this has been asked before but I have done some searching and couldn't find any answers in the forum. If I have a label that I use in my ladder, I can edit the address of the label any everything works OK (i.e. the ladder references the Label and not the direct address) If I need to change the text of the label, but keep the address the same, the ladder fails as it is using the label as the reference to the address. Is there anyway I can change a label and have it automatically update the ladder with the change  e.g. lets say I have a label called 'counter_1' which is used throughout the ladder code. If I want to change the name of the label to 'counter_A', I can alter it in the Global Labels (the excel type thing), but then have to update it manually everywhere in my ladder. any help would be much appreciated thanks Andy    
  15. Good Day, I have done a quick search and couldn't find any pertinent information, so I was hoping somebody else might have been through this in the past. We are using a 1769 L32E and are trying to record the ambient temperature of the cabinet the PLC is in. We don't want to incur the expense or use the space that an external temperature sensor/thermocouple would entail. Is there an onboard temperature sensor that has a tag available in the ladder? Thanks, Jed
  16. FactoryTalk View SE

    Hello, Does anyone know if there is a method or function that can be used to define the Trend start date? I would like my trend to automatically default to 12:00am on opening, or at the least, have a button to return the start date to 12:00 of the current day. or have a userinput section that they can use to select the date and time to display. This is for logging and printing purposes. Thanks!  
  17. HMI I/O Tag addressing

    Hi all, I am sure this has been done many times but I am relatively new to Siemens so please bear with me.   I am using Simatic manager Step 7 for the plc programming and TIA portal 13 sp1 for the HMI (TP1200 Comfort panel), this communicates via Profinet network, we have 96 physical inputs and 64 physical outputs on the PLC.   What I would like to do is add maintenance pages to the HMI to give a graphical representation of the plc inputs and outputs, most of the inputs are assigned to various DB’s but not all and the outputs are the same.   So page 1 would be input card 1 would be I0.0, I0.1, I0.2, I0.3, I0.4, I0.5, I0.6, I0.7 and then I1.0, I1.1 etc, etc, for every input and output on the PLC.   My question is, do I add all the physical Tags individually into the HMI as (Tag 1 - Input I0.0 = I0.0) or would I be best using the DB addressing where possible (DB1020.DBX0.0). is there a preference or best practice to use Physical or DB addressing, would one be more reliable, use less resources, quicker over the network? As i will have over 200 tags will this slow things down or cause problems?   So for the representation of the I/O i am using a rectangle, in Display / Appearance and setting this to change colour as the tag changes state, all basic stuff   I have done one screen and it works on both DB and physical, but as I am new to Siemens i am not sure what is the preferred technique to use before i do the rest of the screens 
  18. I have entered the messages many times into the Alarm Setup but every time i re-open the alarm setup, every message that has the Trigger Value=1 will be deleted.  Anyone have a similar issue?
  19. E1151 Truncated trend data

    I’m having some trouble trying to save test data to a trend file.  It's a E1151 HMI connected to an FX3U PLC (with 2 ADC's, and 1 DAC).  I can get it all to work for a few lines but then it just stops, for no apparent reason.  Has anyone else run in to this problem before?   I have attached the trend setup, it starts to collect data but then just stops 5 lines in, half way though outputting the time, without an “End” statement or anything.  It looks like it’s crashed or run out of memory, but I’m fairly sure there should be enough memory to store this.   Example trend file. 28.09.16,16:09:40,0,34,6.8,0.200951,-0.00421429,0.0605635,7.53491,123456789 28.09.16,16:11:05,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 28.09.16,16:11:10,17227,0,6.8,0,0,0,0,0 28.09.16,16:11:20,17227,35,6.8,0,0,0,0,0 28.09.16,16:11:36,17227,35,6.8,0,0,0,0,223456789 28.09.16,16   Another example after I changed the sample count to 65534 29.09.16,11:47:23,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 29.09.16,11:53:33,17227,35,6.8,0.156296,-0.00648355,0.060258,7.53232,0 29.09.16,12:10:30,17227,35,6.8,0.156296,-0.00648355,0.060258,7.53232,0,OFF 29.09.16,12:11:07,17227,35,6.8,0.156296,-0.00648355,0.060258,7.53232,0 2
  20. Hai dear all , i am facing a problem with  Rsview32 . In my rsview32 project "derived tags,data log,alaram log are not working but it shows status of another tags comming from PLC.Before this tags are working properly.i tried I restarted review 32 project and computer,command line enter "derived on (file). Still it is not working.anybody can help me for solving this problem.
  21. I have L61 with nonvolatile memory installed. The controller will read the program from CF card on power up. The issue is that some variables are lost or not the most up to date values are read from the card since it remembers them as they were last stored on the CF card. So stuff like motor run hours, etc is not up to date. Is there any way I can update these variables or tags on the CF card as they are updated by the process? Or what would be proper way to deal with this issue?
  22. in Citect i use the following function to associate various Tags with the next popup window, in the previous versions the tags passed to the trend fine since upgrading to 7.4 the trend pens dont display but all the values display fine.  FUNCTION // function AssPIDPopup // Expand a full set of PID tags and open // the PID block supergenie AssPIDPopUp(STRING sSGenie,STRING sBasePIDTag)     AssVarTags(-2,0,sBasePIDTag + "_PV");      AssVarTags(-2,1,sBasePIDTag + "_SP");      AssVarTags(-2,2,sBasePIDTag + "_OP");      AssVarTags(-2,3,sBasePIDTag + "_MAN");      // Now the tags for the PID tuning SG     AssVarTags(-2,4,sBasePIDTag + "_KP");      AssVarTags(-2,5,sBasePIDTag + "_KI");      AssVarTags(-2,6,sBasePIDTag + "_KD");      AssPopUp(sSGenie);      END I added a button to run the following code FUNCTION Loadtrend()     TrnSetPen(19, 1,  AssInfoEx(1,0));     TrnSetPen(19, 2,  AssInfoEx(2,0));     TrnSetPen(19, 3,  AssInfoEx(3,0));     Prompt("Test");      END     when clicked the pens set to the trend fine, i tried to run the code from a function but it did not work. i am new to citect and am sure i am missing something stupid.
  23. Quick question, but can Factorytalk View Studio read the tag descriptions in Logix designer. I would like to make the alarms just read the PLC tag descriptions and since the comments are now stored on the PLC, I am wondering if we have access to them from the HMI... Thanks in advance.
  24. I believe I have found a bug in FactoryTalk View ME version 8.10. I have a trend object that uses parameter file placeholders on the connections tab. These are direct-addressed to the shortcut ie {[PLC]...}. The historical data from the datalog does not show. (The pens write lines, but when I navigate away from the screen and come back, the lines are gone and begin drawing again from the right side.) The current data does show. This tells me that the placeholders are correct syntax. When the screen loads, the placeholders are being replaced by a string which yields a correct tag path, or else the pens would not be writing correct data. When I replace the placeholders manually and directly address the tag, the historical data does show correctly. This tells me that the datalog is set up correctly and is logging data. I have verified that a previous project of mine, using I believe version 6.0, successfully used this method of using one screen and one trend to plot various tags using parameter placeholders, and the historical data did show correctly.
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