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  1. Advanced HMI to raspberry pi

    What did you try to make AdvancedHMI work on the Pi? Did you follow these steps:
  2. If you already have your data in a Raspberry Pi, an option is to create an AdvancedHMI application to send the data from the Pi to the CompactLogix. AdvancedHMI includes an Ethernet/IP driver for the CLX and the application will run on a Pi via Mono. See this for details on running AdvancedHMI on the Pi:  
  3. Now that I re-read the post, I'm not so sure I provided a good solution. Is the goal to edit individual values in the PLC? If so, wouldn't the PanelView do the job?  Are you wanting a PC based solution to edit values in the PLC, which is why Excel was mentioned? In this case AdvancedHMI could be a solution, but not necessarily with the RecipeButton.
  4. The AdvancedHMI software has a component called a RecipeButton. Using a text file, you define a list of PLC addresses and values you want to write to the PLC. When the RecipeButton is clicked, it will read the text file and write the group of values to the PLC. This second post on this forum thread gives an example of using the RecipeButton:   The software includes a driver for the ML1100, does not require any AB software, and is no cost to use.
  5. AdvancedHMI has native drivers for both PLCs and also has a ComBridge component that reads from one PLC and writes into a register of another. Very simple setup: - Add an instance of both drivers to the form - Set the communication properties of each - From the Toolbox, add a ComBridge to the form -Set ComComponent to point to the driver of the PLC you want to read from - Set PLCAddress to the source address (e.g. N7:0) -Set ComComponentTarget to the driver of the PLC you want to write to -Set PLCAddressValueTarget to the address you want to write to (e.g. MyTag) - Run the application   It's a no cost solution except for the PC (as low as $100) to run it on a the few minutes to create the application
  6. You can actually add an ASP.NET project to the AdvancedHMI solution and use it through a web page (with a bit of code writing), but I generally do not suggest it because support for it is limited. But for the more adventurous, it is a possibility. There are a couple users on the AdvancedHMI forum that mentioned their web based applications.
  7. Does it have to be done through a web browser?
  8. When writing a string, you need to consider that it is a UDT defined like this: Length : DINT Data : SINT[81] It is necessary to write both values and it can be done at the same time. In your packet address only Z_PRD_NM[3] and insert 4 bytes prior to the character data to represent a DINT for the length.
  9. I just tried the AdvancedHMIcs project and it is missing a reference. Add a reference to the AdvancedHMIcs project to the file AdvancedHMIDrivers\Support\MfgControl.AdvancedHMI.Drivers.dll And another reference to AdvancedHMIControl\Support\Mfgcontrol.AdvancedHMI.Controls.dll
  10. Where did you see that AdvancedHMI is free for students only? The only restriction is that it is under a GPL license that requires you to pass the full source onto the end user.
  11. So you say you can't use AdvancedHMI because it is free, but then you say you only have 10 tags, so you don't want to pay. Does this mean you want something that is not free, but you don't want to pay anything for it?
  12. AdvancedHMI is a SCADA/HMI package that uses Visual Studio for development. It includes the drivers to communicate with the CompactLogix. You can create simple HMIs without the need to write code or you can use VB or c# to do more advanced things. The base package is no cost to use.
  13. Does your Connection_Path match that of the Forward Open and the Connection Serial Number match that of what was returned by the Forward Open?   If you need reference packets or something to test on the Pi for comparison, AdvancedHMI works on the Pi and has a full working CIP driver. It is a .NET application.  

    I'm not aware of any HMI that will communicate with a Zebra printer. The last project I did with a Zebra printer, I used AdvancedHMI with a panel PC. That let me install the printer using the driver from Zebra. It did require some code writing, so it took a little time to do.

    It depends on the protocol used by the device and supported by the HMI. The most common protocol used by non-PLC devices is Modbus.