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conditional popup Window in Factory Talk View Studio

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Hi, my lab partner and i (currently students at fox valley tech college in appleton, wi) are working on a school project. We have come across a problem that we can't seem to find a solution to. We are using an Allen Bradley plc that communicates between all our devices (omron vision system, panel view touch panel, and SMC EX250-SEN1 valve bank and air sensors). Our problem is with the touch panel programming using Factory Talk View Studio. We have set up our touch screens with no problem, but can't seem to get a popup window to dispaly on a condition. On our application, there is an E-Stop switch. When this button is pressed, we wanted a screen to pop up with a countdown until the system is reset (15 secs, this is tied to a timer in our PLC program from RS Logix 5000, it takes the valve back 15 secs to recover from a emergency condition). but we cant figure out how to make an conditional popup window that will display on top of the current screen. This is what we are currently using: Allen Bradley PLC: Compact Logix 5323E-QB1 Touch Panel:Panel View Plus 700 RS Logix: RS Logix 5000 V17.00.00 (CPR 9 SR 1) Factory Talk View Studio: Release 5 build 55 thanks for reading, and we hope someone out there has an idea

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Look into a macro to bring up the display, create a tag in the plc and trigger it with the e-stop logix. Then create a macro in RSview, then under the behavior tab of the display property insert the macro in the startup option

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Can you expand on these instructions? And can you do this with RSView ME or a PanelView Plus panel?

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it's a little cumbersome, but i've had the best luck with just creating a panel and adding what you need to it. then group it. then use a visibility tag to show/hide it. work great during runtime, looks messy when you are programming it. just a thought.

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Would it be possible to just use the screen control tag (Global Connections, Display Number) to cause the display to change? Set the pop-up display properties to "On Top". I am a novice with FTView, but I think that is how I would try to get this done. Paul

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As soon as you select 'On top', the screen number dissappears. Therefore, this is not possible

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Therefore you have to make the screen 'Replace' type and assign it a number. Use a Back button to return to the previous screen. You cannot call an on-top type screen based on conditions in RSView ME, so you have to use a replace type screen instead.

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