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  1. Hello, I have a vision system that is logging images via FTP to a computer running a published InTouch application (Wonderware 2014). I would like to add a feature to the application to display the last captured image to aid in debugging the vision system. I suspect I would need to write a script that periodically checks a folder for images and retrieves the most recent image. Can InTouch be extended to display an image based on a file system address?  Any thoughts or advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks, Cam
  2. RS Emulate with WW Intouch

    Hello all, we have tried unsuccessfully to emulate a CLX (version 24.02)program using RS emulate, and have an InTouch application properly read the tags from it.  Any help would be appreciated.  We thought we had a good path using a DDE connection, but we are just missing something because no matter how we set it up, we are still not connecting.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  3. 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
  4. 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 It's slightly outdated, but its what we have.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!
  5. 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.
  6. I am trying to export the Modbus points lists from a DAServer in Archestra SMC but I am getting an error message shown in the attached image. All options are greyed out and I cannot export the points list from the PLC node. I know there are points configured on the PLC node because data is updating the the InTouch application. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated!
  7. ArchestrA Trend Client

    Hello All, I am using InTouch 10.1.301 and Archestra 3.1.301. I am attempting to use an archestra trend client with intouch historical data. I am not using the wonderware historian, rather the intouch LGH files archived on a network client machine. I also would like to use indirect tags to configure the archestra graphic and have built the custom properties to do this. My goal is to create a trend window using indirect tags, script naming the indirect tags for the pens when the window is called. As of right now, I have a very successful real time trend that refuses to load any historical data. The regular Intouch trend client loads the historical data without issue. TROUBLESHOOTING THUS FAR:I have set up the Historical Sources tab of the trend client to the LGH file share and set the UNC path. I have set up each of the Pens in the trend, and pointed their historical source at the name of the historical source in the historical sources tab. I have verified the historical source of InTouch is the same as the UNC path set up in the trend. I tried calling WW tech support and their recommendation was to use Memory tags vs indirect tags. This was the dumbest thing a tech support has ever recommended, but I went with it anyway. All this made me have to do is script the direct tag values to the mem tag values along with all of the dot fields AND have to create a "while running" script to update the mem tag value every second, because mem tag values are only updated when something triggers the value update. And it did nothing to pull in the historical data. I tried using direct tags and cut out the indirect and mem tags. This did nothing to pull in the historical dataI moved the historical source in both the trend setup and intouch setup to directory local to the Galaxy Repository. I found this article http://logicupdates.blogspot.com/201...endclient.html and I made another archstra symbol with the trend client, and configured it as recommended, no custom properties, pointed the pen directly at the direct intouch tag, and configured the historical source, also pointing the pen history at the source and directly to the intouch tag. ANNNDDDD its a stripped down real time trend with no history. I am getting very frustrated as all documentation and sources indicate this should be possible, WW tech support says it is possible, but I cannot get anything over tier 1 support on this version. Does anyone have any ideas?
  8. Hi everybody, I do some projects on wonderware system platform on differents workstations: i work on the same galaxy in many workstations. I imported an object that exist on both workstations A and B  but were renamed on the workstation B . the import was from A to B. now i'm unable to deploy/undeploy the object or delete it :( I try to rename the object in the workstation(galaxy) A and import the object with overwrite/rename options...NO WAY!! I have this errors: Failed to undeploy A: this object AAA won't be undeployed because it doesnt't exist on this engine. However another object BBB exists on this engine and has the same id as the object bein undeployed. how can i change the id to try? Thanks
  9. [Hello, this is my first post - hope I posted in the right place.] We have multiple Logix5000 PLCs and are using Wonderware 9.x HMI. There are 4 SCADA PCs running Wonderware. Each is set up with DAServer and they pull the tags directly from the PLCs. On one SCADA PC, DAServer is continuously throwing the following error when attempting to read tags from a specific PLC: "Encountered following errors while establishing connection for New_PORT_CIP_000.HSPS.Backplane... ExtSTS=011A: Target Application cannot support any more connections". The tags from that PLC don't get updated on this particular SCADA PC. The "HSPS" PLC reports 7 active connections, with 64 available. CPU utilization is ~30%. The other PCs are not reporting this error and are working fine. I would be very grateful for any suggestions to track down this error. Thanks!
  10. Hi everyone, I'm about to use the wonderware historian redundancy feature and I would like to have some opinion about it. - Someone has already use it ? - Any major bug/adivse ? - Would you recommend it ? An other word any comment would be appricated !!! Thanks
  11. how to display database in intouch ? i need your help brother ..  Please , tell me it
  12. I have objects like this $Template1 -Instance -Instance -Instance -Instance -Instance -Instance $Template2 I want to move the instances over to the second template (they should derive from that template). How do I do this?
  13. 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>
  14. Hi All, I am not able to download control strategy on DesignerSim. It throws error - " Could not initialize comm to DesignerSim. Err = OPC Server Disconnected". Initially I was able to download strategy on DesignerSim. However, I started observing this error after I installed Wonderware software on the same system. So my system has GE WorkBench 8.4.0 and Wonderware 2014 installed on it. As per GE user guide, GE workbench is compatible with wonderware software. So, I am not sure what's going wrong with the set up which I have. I also tried to install these software on other system, and observed same issue. Does anyone know what could be potential reason for this error ? and How can I resolve it ? Thanks in advance.
  15. S7-300/400 Status to Wonderware

    I've been tasked with building several "maintenance" related HMI screens in our Wonderware application for systems running on S7-300 and S7-400 PLCs. I'd like to provide an overview of general PLC status for all PLCs, displaying this type of information: LED StatusStatus of Communication to WonderwareI/O FaultsModule faultsetcFirst on my list was LED Status. I found a Siemens tech document describing how to determine the status of each LED on the processor via PLC programming, but it occurs to me that it's pointless to do so for the Run or Stop LED's - if it's not in the Run state, then the code will not execute, therefor the HMI will always display a healthy status for those two LED's. I'm referring to a Siemens document entitled "Programming Example in Ladder Logic, Getting the Status for the CPU LED Indicators." It would be nice to be able to indicate if a PLC was faulted/stopped. Does anybody out there know of a way to do this with Wonderware? I'm fairly new to Siemens and Wonderware (mostly AB and iFix experience), so detailed answers will be much appreciated!