Ken Roach, on Mar 4 2009, 12:26 AM, said:
Most FTView ME applications use "Direct Reference" tags, like you're accustomed to browsing directly to the physical controller for.
You can also browse to them directly out of the RSLogix 5000 *.ACD file; it's the "Offline" folder that shows up once you associate the RSLinx Enterprise shortcut with an *.ACD file.
You do not need to export or import or manipulate them at all.
The trick is that you need to create a Shortcut that points to a controller, even if that controller doesn't exist on the network.
In RSLinx Enterprise, you can right-click and create a network module, then a controller, to point your shortcut to. RSLinx Enterprise will create and delete devices that it discovers automatically, but ones you manually create persist until you delete them.
This sounds like what I want, but when I try to create a shortcut, I cannot find the 1769-L23E in the list. I see the 1769-L32E and the 1769-L35E, but not the 1769-L23E. I am using a 1769-L23E-QBFC1 (new package CompactLogix). Is there a different way to access the -L23E?
I set the off-line tag file to my Compactlogix program in RSLinx Enterprise, but when I open the tag editor, it is still empty other than the system tags. I did not set up the shortcut, because I don't know what to use. Is this why the tags don't show up?
Thanks for the help guys.