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  1. Fail upload program TIA V11 with TIA V16

    Hello Harianta, I've ran into this before. For some reason the new versions of TIA do not support projects from versions older than 13. You have to install version 13 to open the version 11 file and convert it. Then version 16 should be able to open it. Or you could ask your Siemens rep to do the conversion as installing version 13 could be a hassle if you only need it once. A quick google search returned these results: TIP: TIA V14: Opening V10.5, V11, V12, V13 projects. ttps://support.industry.siemens.com/tf/ww/en/posts/tip-tia-v14-opening-v10-5-v11-v12-v13-projects/155711/ or video: Siemens TIA Portal HMI/PLC tutorial - Upgrading project to TIA Portal V15  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWFGcn0RdpU
  2. Yes Windows 10 does take more space but not nearly as bad as Rockwell. We had ran out of space on our Rockwell Win 10 VM when it was allocated for 100 GB. I did not have any luck expanding the VM drive so I created a new Win 10 VM allocated for up to 150 GB. The base Win 10 VM takes 10 GB of space but that is after running disk cleanup with system updates save points removed and running VM disk cleanup. Current sizes: Omron VM 36 GB Rockwell VM 50 GB
  3. Crossbow, I have not tried VirtualBox, we have used VM for many years. Thanks Michael, all previous versions of Studio have worked fine so I assume Omron must have switched to DirectX 11 with the Studio 1.40 release. Chelton, have you ran Disk Cleanup on the VM? I've noticed the VMs tend to grow over time. You can also set it to automatically run disk cleanup on shutdown but that can take a while and it is not give a clear indication that is what it is doing.
  4. Hello Crossbow. I'm using the 64bit version. I'm hoping this is just a bug and they release a hotfix soon. That sucks Chelton, I agree it's always a good idea to make a snapshot before doing any software updates. I don't always remember to make a snapshot but I do make a zip archive of a cleaned VM every so often for myself and co-workers to start from for both Omron & Rockwell separately as well as a base Windows 10 VM.
  5. As the title says, Studio 1.40 crashes if I try to run it in VMWare Workstation (version 14.1.8). I had to disable the "Accelerate 3D graphics" option in VMWare in order to install this upgrade, this has never been an issue before on earlier versions of Studio. I thought I could then re-enable it but this causes Studio to crash as soon as you start it up. I've not spent any time running it with 3D graphics disabled to know if it can run stable. Or if having it disabled causes problems with Studio or other software on my Omron VM. Has anyone else experienced this issue or have any insight?  
  6. Help Installing GX Developer on Windows 10

    I'm sorry about your luck, that's some really primitive software. Why not use a virtual machine with Windows XP for your legacy Mits PLC software? I recently worked on a small project that use Mits GX Works 2, someone else already had a Windows 7 VM so I started with it. I made the mistake of updating Windows and then GX Works would not even start.
  7. Remote connection using eWon

    Hello, I'm no Siemens expert but I'm currently remoted into a Siemens controlled machine through an EWon as well. I'm using TIA V15 connected to a couple of S7-1500 PLC and several Comfort HMIs. I have the same thing, accessible devices only shows the local network and I don't see any options to have it search the network I'm connected to through the EWon. TIA can't go online to the HMIs either but I'm able to download to them. If you want to go online with the HMI to monitor and control the HMI remotely you just need to select Online/Simulation/Start. Sorry I don't have any solutions to you exact issues but I hope that helps a little.
  8. Overlapping memory areas in TIA Portal

    Joe, I'm no Siemens expert but I know not everything shows up in cross reference in TIA. Even simple things like being on a contact of a timer's Q bit does not show the timer. In TIA it's mostly possible to avoid using direct references to DB address. TIA is certainly a lot better than Step 7 classic with all the cretic addressing. You can still find them by doing a search for "DB2" in the entire project. In our last project for alarms we also set individual bits but they are part of a Structure with an array of INT so they can be cleared by the tag names and avoid the direct addressing that your French machine has.
  9. convert program PLC Yaskawa to PLC mitsubishi

    Is this the newer Yaskawa motion controller which I don't believe is a true PLC or the really old legacy PLCs? Also on the Mitsubishi side there are different PLCs that use different software. MotionWorks is the software for the newer Yaskawa controllers: https://www.yaskawa.com/products/motion/machine-controllers/software-tools/motionworks-iec I do not know if there is a way to convert the code, I doubt it. You will likely have to convert it by hand. But you can use Excel to generate code for Mitsubishi and import it. So if you can export code from Yaskawa it would be possible to create something. But that may be more work depending on the volume of code you have to convert. Good luck.
  10. Sysmac Studio Improvement Request

    The lack of a instruction to move or copy data regardless of data type has came back to bite me again. I have a good sized (100s of members) multi-tiered structure that collects data on production parts across 6 MAC which all works great. Now we want to send all that data to SQL for data collection. The problem is it appears you can only send a flat structure. Without an instruction to copy a block from the multi-tiered structure to the flat structure this leaves having to copy individual members one by one. One would think this would be the purpose of the MemCopy instruction but even it requires data types to match. All the member data types would actually match I just don't see a way to copy sections of the multi-tiered structure to the flat structure. Why is there not an instruction that can do a bit wise copy? There was a way in CxProgrammer and Rockwell can do it. Hopefully this will be added to Studio. Anyone know if IEC 61131-3 covers this?
  11. I did a system recently with an NJ5 and 6 R-30iA Mate Controllers and used Ethernet/IP for all the communications to the robots. If the EDS PMCR uploaded does not work I have one from Fanuc that I can send you (I don't know how to attach it to this message).
  12. RSLogix500, RSLogix5000 and Factory talk

    I agree with ASForrest. Virtual machines will save a ton of time and headaches. I would just add using VmWare or another virtual software to first create a virtual machine of the current systems. That way you still have them to refer to and use while going through the upgrade process and as needed for legacy hardware. We have used virtual machines almost esclusivly for roughly 5 years, our Rockwell VM is now on Win7 64bit as is our Omron. I've not used Siemens in a couple of years so it's still in a WinXP VM. My host OS is now Windows 8. We keep an archive of past virtual machines as well for legacy support.
  13. Any word on Rockwell's Next Generation PAC?

    Thanks Arlen, I would expect them to announce something this year and that would make sense for them to show it off at the big show and give them time to work out the major bugs. @jstolaruk Who said anything about drastically changing the user interface? I'm talking about simple stuff to improve efficencies like adding wildcards to speed up searching and cross-referencing. I don't think that is too much to expect from any company. Even one with only one programmer would have added some user friendly features by now. That seems like arrogance (*corrected spelling) on Rockwell's part as it shows their lack of respect for their customers.
  14. Any word on Rockwell's Next Generation PAC?

    Hmm, it must still be a ways off or they went back to the drawing board. I'm pretty sure the article was either in a trade magazine or in Rockwell's journal newsletter, I've searched online but have been unable to find the article or any news. I remember it saying everything was going to be Ethernet/IP even the PAC backplane communication. We are using RsLogix 5000 v21 on this project due to v20 not supporting the Kinetix 5500 servo drive. All these versions and no bacwards compatiblity are becoming a real pain. I forgot how slow RsLogix is when doing cross references or searches, I can't imagine them being able to squeeze HMI integration in as well. As behind as the ControlLogix platform is their HMI offering is even more behind. I am surprised how little effort Rockwell has put into making their software more user friendly. They will have to do something as they will start losing out to the competition on the high end as the scan time is just too high on larger high speed machines with a ControlLogix PAC. "I doubt the Rockwell will get rid of the ControlLogix or Studio 5000 anytime soon." Oh I agree even after they come out with a new platform I'm sure they will continue supporting it for at least a decade.
  15. Has anybody heard anything on when Rockwell's next generation PAC will come out? I read an article last year on it but I've not heard anything since then and can't find the article now. I'm getting back to working on a Compact Logix project after finishing an Omron NJ project and Rockwell's current offering is starting to show it's age. The Logix series has always been slow and the software cumbersome but it's really prevalent now compared to the competition.