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  1. RSView Studio ME Tag Error

    When you say you are working with the original code, did you receive the project as a .apa file? If not, the problem may be that your project is not in the correct file location on your computer. RSView ME uses a *very* specific file location structure. If your files are not in the exact path (as created by the software), you may see this error. The error code I found for the earlier version of the software (v. 2.1, which is basically ancient), referred to project files not being in the correct location, so that's why I'm asking about how you received the project files.
  2. RSView Studio ME Tag Error

    What version of RSView ME are you using? I searched the Knowledgebase, but the only reference I found to this error was for an older version of the software...
  3. RSView ME SLC 5/05 vs ML1100

    Have you checked out the error message on the AB Knowledgebase? It sounds to me like there's some communications setting that's not quite right with the ML1100. Also, what network are you using to communicate? I'm assuming Ethernet... If so, can you connect to the ML using serial just to see if you can see the data in the processor? Rick

    Unfortunately, text cannot be rotated. One workaround would be when you create the text object, put one letter of your label on each line of the text editor. The text in the Caption box should look something like this: C o n v e y o r 2 2 Rick
  5. RS View Studio Uploaded *.MER files

    Preview of coming attractions...The .mer to .med file conversion feature will be included in the next release of RSView ME. The developer will then be able to decide whether a .mer file is unprotected (can be converted), password protected, or locked (.mer files cannot be converted. The caveat...This will only work with runtime files created in the latest version of the software, backwards compatibility (v.4.0 and earlier) files will not be able to be converted unless you use the methods described earlier in the post.
  6. Problems installing RSLadder 500

    Here's a patch...find a PC with Windows 95, NT or 2000... A patch won't solve your problem...if you don't want to upgrade your software, then downgrade your OS...Otherwise, Alaric has the best solution.
  7. Timmay - My Birthday Video

    Your wife is right. It's definitely 16 Candles. Still a "Brat Pack" movie marathon (St. Elmo's Fire, 16 Candles, Pretty in Pink, Breakfast Club) wouldn't be too bad...
  8. RSLinx Gateway Remote OPC Setup

    I believe that you have to load RSLinx software both on the server and the connected PC. However, you *should* be able to run RSLinx Lite (no license required) on the PC, which would then allow you to access the PC (and any related PLCs) using the Gateway software on the server. Hopefully, someone else out there will be able to confirm this... Rick
  9. RS View Studio

    You will need to use RSView ME version 4.0 to get the RecipePlus feature. Rick
  10. Literature Library Changing

    That link may work for the time being if you have it bookmarked. If you attempt to access the knowledgebase from http://support.rockwellautomation.com, you will see the new interface we are talking about. Rick
  11. Literature Library Changing

    Interesting...when I clicked on the link to your email, I did go to the document you selected "What Driver do I use in RSLinx...". But my name and the Public sign-in are shown in the top corners of the frame... You could be right that your information is somehow embedded in the key, and I don't know enough about the key to know if it's possible to hack it. Another interesting test would be to have someone who has not yet created a new Knowledgebase account to test your link...Perhaps access would be denied if the user is not in the system? Hmmm.....
  12. Literature Library Changing

    This new knowledgbase could impact the way information is shared at MrPLC.com (and related message boards). After logging in to the knowledgebase, I was experimenting with copying a link to a specific document. When I opened a new browser and pasted the link, I was directed to the technote. HOWEVER, I noticed that my name was listed in the top left corner and "Public" was listed in the top right (I do not have a TechConnect number). Chako, I wonder if you were to copy a link from the knowledgebase, would your TechConnect contract number show up? I know that I would not want that getting out into the public domain... Rick
  13. HMI's?

    If you already have a PC in the control room that you can use, there is another option available for RSView ME. You can purchase a license that will let you run an RSView ME application on a Windows PC. The price of the license varies depending on how many screens you will be running, but for a small setup, this would likely cost less than a VersaView PC. Of course, you will still have to purchase RSView Studio software to create the HMI screens... Rick
  14. Literature Library Changing

    Ditto for me. Maybe Rockwell was doing some overnight Web maintenance, and didn't expect many hits at 3:30 a.m. CDT...
  15. Paul: Let me make sure I understand what you are asking. You want to use RSView ME to select tags from a PLC or SLC. In the controller you are using, names have been assigned to the bits. For example, in your PLC, the name "Motor_Speed" has been assigned to N1:0. Are you asking if it's possible to browse tags in RSView ME so that you pick "Motor_Speed" instead of N1:0? If this is what you are looking for, then unfortunately, I don't believe you will be able to do this. RSView ME can only browse to information stored in the controller. In the PLC/SLC world, a name such as "Motor_Speed" (called a symbol) is *not* stored in the controller, but in your RSLogix 5/500 file. Therefore, at this time, you will only be able to see the bit names if you are directly picking tags from the PLC using RSView ME. If you really need to see the symbols, then you can import the tags into the RSView ME HMI tag database, but this eliminates the advantages of direct-tag referencing. Rick