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Pointer Device memory
jbondie posted a topic in MitsubishiTo those who don't know the GX Works2 compiler treats any function block referenced used in your code as a place to copy the entire set of code data into your program. Function block calls are not handled like pointers even though the should be. [You'll consume all your pointer space by thinking function blocks are great.]
Converting PLC - Will this subroutine ever run?
fernee posted a topic in MitsubishiFor some background information, I am in the process of converting a Mitsubishi FX2N to a Siemens S7-1200. I am viewing the Mitsubishi program with GX Developer Version 8.116W. There is this subroutine in the Mitsubishi program that appears like it will never run. I think the purpose of this subroutine is to clear the status of the devices in the PLC. I have attached a picture that demonstrates what I am dealing with. Can anyone tell if the subroutine P7 will run at any point? Thanks! For those who are not used to the Mitsubishi world or want to brush up on their Mitsubishi knowledge, below is some information regarding the devices and functions used in my example: M8000 - Always on bit (turns on when PLC is running and turns off when PLC is stopped). M500 - Just some random memory bit I chose. FEND - Indicates end of main routine program (everything below this rung is either a subroutine or interrupt routine, so it will only be processed if called from somewhere). P7 on left side of power rail - This is a label that indicates the beginning of the subroutine called P7. M8031 and M8032 - Special memory bits that, when set, tells the PLC to clear certain devices. SRET - Indicates end of subroutine.