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  1. 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!
  2. Hello! I have been working with a Factory Talk Studio V8.0 and my computer was crashed, "blue screen". After this, I can not open my panel project anymore, I only get information Failed to open factory talk private directory for the application. How to save my project?  
  3. Please if anyone can help me, recently I installed a redundancy in my Factory View V8.20 server, but started to show some errors: My alarm banner and event simply disappeared and now I can not read tag from my opc server (KeepServer Modbus), I see this tag in the studio, but at runtime they do not communicate. * Patches are up date. Tks! Vitor
  4. 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?
  5. With Factory I/O you can learn and test your program with a 3D view system Support many automation regular machine,support digital and analog signal too Have a look on this software
  6. Expressions

    Hi forum members!   I am spinning the wheels on trying to get my expression to validate.  I am new to expressions so after trying for a bit I have thrown in the towel and am looking to the experts here to help me out. As you can see with attachment I am trying to change the color of the valve top hat.  I am needing 3 colors: Gray when closed, Green when open and in Auto, and Yellow when open and in Manual. I was asked to not change the PLC logic as this could be done from the SCADA level.. After looking at my application and attempt do you have any suggestions on what I am doing wrong?    My Expression:  If {::[Process]Program:Boilers_Main.LV_36101_New} < 3  Then 0  Else  If {::[Process]Program:Boilers_Main.LV_36101_New} >= 3  AND {[Process]LIC_36101A_PIDE.Auto}  Then 1  Else  Then  If {[Process]LIC_36101A_PIDE.manual}  Then 2
  7. I get this error even if the application is compact edition. Plz halp
  8. How can I do a hardware 'factory reset' on a Q UDE CPU .... NOT using any software such as GX Developer or Works? I understand in the 'Write to PLC' menu it's possbile to Clear / Format / Arrange PLC memory - this isn't what I'm asking for. Under normal circumstances we routinely reload the PLC code / parameters / intelligent function data all remotely from our offices to our customers facilities and all works well. With the newer Q UDE CPUs it is possible to scan the network and effectively do a remote bare-metal recover to a new CPU. If the Q UDE CPU became unresponsive I would like to know how to reset the CPU back to factory defaults. In this scenario we would be asking local site electricians to carry out this reset procedure - after which we would reload the code remotely from the office. Documentation says power down CPU remove BAT for > 10 mins. I’ve powered down, left in STOP state and removed BAT for 16hours - then tested this morning – IP / program perfect and online immediately without battery connected. This retention is a wonderful feature – but if I want to deliberately do a hardware factory reset how do I do it ?
  9. Factroy talk SE v8.0 screen problem

    Dear Experts!!! I am facing one problem in FT View SE v8.0 : I have 15 screens : 5 "are replaceable" with full resolution and other 10 are popup displays with half the resolution of that of Monitor and are "on the top" type. I have a buttons to go to those pop up screens. Whenever I press any button to open any pop up screen the background screen (Replacable type, full screen) becomes shorten and pop up displays works like they should. i.e. whenever a pop up display opens, full background screen display suppresses automatically. Then i go to another full screen and then come to the main working full screen then it becomes ok. This phenomenon occurs whenever a pop up display open (not VBA controlled). Its a simple display open button ( not VBA controlled) As you can see in the picture the back image is suppressed :- Normally it comes to full screen , its like :- when I go to some other replaceable type screen and come back again to this screen, it becomes OK. Here in this pic below, you can see the properties of the screen which is giving problem :-
  10. Dear All!!! Please tell me the way how can i delete recipe from Runtime. There are only save and restore options in the inbuild recipe function. I am using inbuild recipe function. Factory Talk View SE v8.0 (all the patches till date are installed) I have RSView32 VBA code but i am not able to use it in FTV SE Please help me with it!!! Private Sub Display_AnymationStart() Dim sRecipes As StringList Dim vRecipe As Variant On Error GoTo ErrHandler Set sRecipes = gProject.GetComponents("recipe;files") For Each vRecipe In sRecipes LstRecipeNames.AddItem vRecipe Next vRecipe ErrHandler: If Err.Number Then gActivity.Log Err.Description Err.Clear End If Set sRecipes = Nothing Set vEachRecipe = Nothing End Sub 'user selects the recipe name in the list box, and then presses delete button Private Sub cmdDeleteRcp_Click() On Error GoTo ErrHandler If LstRecipeNames.ListIndex = -1 Then MsgBox "Select a recipe to delete" Else 'delete the recipe file, and remove from the project gProject.DeleteComponent "Recipe;files", LstRecipeNames.Text 'remove the item from the listbox LstRecipeNames.RemoveItem LstRecipeNames.ListIndex End If ErrHandler: If Err.Number Then gActivity.Log Err.Description Err.Clear End If End Sub The bolded points are problem, Bypased the error handler , but please lemme know how can use use this commands in FTV SE, as VBA in SE is client based blah blah... gProject.DeleteComponent "Recipe;files", LstRecipeNames.Text
  11. Dear  Experts!!! I want to log each and every tag if its value changes from the SCADA. Please help me. Please be clear about all the things. I don't wan to write all the tags in the event server in deviation tab. Its a very long time taking process.   Is there any other way to do it efficiently.
  12. Recipe function : factory talk view 6

    Hi!!! Could anyone please tell me how can i make my recipe function working having : 1. SQL database linkage 2. VBA programme 3. Without making new recipe tags (want to use actual plc tags only, no new recipe tags) I am new to factory talk so please tell me from the scratch. It would be highly appreciable. Thank You.
  13. Event Logging : Factory Talk View

    Hi!!! Could anyone tell me how can i log a single single event happening in Scada like login/logout, any tag changes value, operator input etc. I don't have any historian. 1. without making event list of every tag in development 2. using VBA 3. with the help of SQL It would be highly appreciable. Thank You.
  14. Hello, I tried to download a .mer file. I have never seen this error before and how to fix this error. This is what I found from panel view plus compact manual. "Error: Unable to load non-Compact Machine Edition application. Please load a compact Machine Edition application." How do I load a compact machine edition application?? I attached a picture of the error I took. Thanks for reading :)
  15. Hello! I am programming with FT view studio version 8. In the program, when I make numeric display, I can not input values for this tag I am using in the display. Then I decided to make 'invisible button' for enabling the input for this tag which is shown in the numeric display. This is okey for me, only if there is other ways to do this please tell me. Now when I have created this numeric display with input enabling -'group', I have a problem, how can I use security levels for this group, so that only logging in values can be set? I have found that there is security code selection for this in the screen displays, but not for the buttons.
  16. Hey All, I am trying to do some data storing on a PanelView+ and the built in data logging doesn't quite fit my needs. I was looking into the possibility of creating my own ActiveX control for doing this. Is it possible to create custom ActiveX controls for Factory Talk? If so, are there any tutorials for doing so you recommend? Also, are there any sites that have custom ActiveX controls to download? I realize this may not be the easiest thing to do, but if I could create my own I could use it for various machines and would make things a lot simpler in the long run. Thanks
  17. Hi, Is there a way to record/log any operator activity in FTView SE? I have been working around FTView SE to find how to log/record operator activity (such as changing setpoints, valve commands, operation modes). I used to work with Wonderware most of the time, and I could just configure to log/record a tag such that any operator activity with that tag is recorded in the alarm history/summary. So, how do we get around this in FTView SE? Thanks, Junot
  18. I am trying to upload from Panel View Plus 600 to my laptop using Factory Talk View ME via Ethernet. The RSLinx Enterprise does see the Panel View but when I hit the upload button I get the following error message: "The source selected is not a valid device. Please select a valid source and try again." Does anyone know what is the issue? I am attaching screen shot to visualize what is happening.