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  1. Popular HMI/SCADA Software Suites?

          Hi all. I'm new here. Quick background on myself: I was a 6-and-out Navy Nuke Electrician on a Sub. I finished my service in Jan 2015 and immediately went to work as a shift electrician at a steel mill. I always say I was a good nuclear operator, but a poor electrician. However, I think I have learned rather quickly and really enjoy PLC's and HMI development. At my company, we have a lot of liberty to modify code, create new projects, etc.      I primarily work with S7-300/S7-400 and GE UC's at work; and I have a Micrologix emulator and programming software I practice on. All of our HMI development is done in InTouch and I feel proficient with WW, having done some projects with Modbus/DASSIDirect on my own.     As this is the first industrial automation job I have ever had, I only know about the software and hardware I have been exposed to at work. My question is what are other popular HMI software suites that major employers use (and customers prefer), because I'd really like to become very good at the programming/control side of my job.     Thank you all very much. Adam
  2. Hello All, I am using Wonderware InTouch 10.0 on Windows 7. It's slightly outdated, but its what we have. I am currently writing a script using the StartApp command to open a particular PDF file with the touch of a button. My script looks like StartApp("C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\Reader\AcroRd32 C:\1.pdf"); The first part of the command runs adobe and the second part of the command opens the particular file "1". What I need to figure out is, how do I insert a variable into a string. For example I have 55 files I may potentially need to open up, all named 1-55. So I need the file I am calling to be a variable inside of the string so I can call it inside of a loop. I do not want to copy and paste this code 55 times, I want to make the file name a variable (tagname that is a memory real between 1 and 55) so I can run it in a loop. I have only been using Wonderware for a month or so now, so If anything is confusing feel free to ask. Thanks!
  3. Our site currently runs Citect 7.4 SP2. We have a redundant server set up, with about 5 - 6 Clients and growing to 8 clients this year.  I'm new to the industry, been in it for about 3 years but I'm getting the feeling Citect may not be as good of a solution for us as something like Intouch looks to be. We are a Batch Process, Food Manufacturing Site. Citect came about years ago by a local sparky installing it as being used as a stand alone, small, simple, <500 point, HMI and Alarm viewer for a piece of original plant which has now grown to multiple plants (Same site different process areas) and 5000 points, which will need upgrading soon. I haven't used InTouch myself, but most other integrator's I come across are always like "Oh, why do you use Citect?", also almost all local integrator's use InTouch, which looks like it has much better add-on packages, support and graphics. We're not there yet, but we're continually moving to try and become a full S88 plant and I'm just starting to think do we jump ship now? I see Schneider have acquired Invensys, as we have System Platform to use the Historian with our Citect System. Just interested to see what people here, particularly if you're familiar with both, thought about the two? Citect is ok, but InTouch looks like a much better solution.
  4. how to display database in intouch ? i need your help brother ..  Please , tell me it
  5. Dumping WW Intouch dB

    Hello, I'm Newbert to the Wonderware world so this question may be dumb one: I am attempting to dump the dB from an existing Intouch application. "DBDUMP", however, keeps crashing due to certain tags having "an unknown source". I've found this problem to be related to the tags having an Access Name of "Unassigned". It appears that I can configure a bogus access name, plug that into to the tag definition, and DBDUMP will move onto the next tag it doesn't like. The problem is that I'm having to do it one tag at a time.... Does anyone have a better solution? Thx! ><JBS>