gunnaraherman

NA5 - Dynamically Change Image From Recipe

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Hello,

I'm pretty new to Sysmac Studio and have a question regarding displaying an image on the HMI.

We have a machine that uses molds to create parts. For each mold, there is a recipe storing information pertinent to it. I would like to be able to store either a ResourceID or an image path as an ingredient, and load an image upon recipe change. Using a subroutine, I was hoping to do it like this:

imgDrawing.ResourceID = GetRecipeIngredientValue("rcpMold", "SelectedRecipe", "ResourceID")

But I am unable to access the ResourceID of the Image. 

Is there anyway to be able to dynamically change an image upon recipe change, based off of an ingredient? Any help would be appreciated. 

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Not that I know of.  Dynamic images does not seem to be possible at the moment.

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Thank you for the reply. Do you know if there is any other way to display an image based off a recipe? The only other idea that I had was to add all the images to the screen and change the visibility based off the current ingredient, but this seemed a bit cumbersome. 

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There is no way I am aware of to change the image being displayed in an image object live.  Perhaps someone knows more than me about the scripting language and there is something there, but there is absolutely nothing I know short of the visibility you mentioned.

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Which screen? It is probably possible to do it the same way I do it with NS screens and the CJ2M - let me know - I can perhaps provide a sample.

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Apologies, I should have posted that first. I am using an NA5-9W001S screen with a NJ301-1200 PLC. 

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Cannot help - have never used one - my main screen is the NS.

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Hello,

currently NA5 doesn't support such function. If you try to access ImageBox property by VB, you won't find Image property there.

 

One way you can trick this is to make lots of ImageBox inside the same page, stacked together. Then you can play with it's IsVisible property based on the recipe used.

Although by this method I don't know how big the memory consumption will be

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With the NS you store images in the screen, attach to bits and do the work in the PLC.

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Just now, BobB said:

With the NS you store images in the screen, attach to bits and do the work in the PLC.

You mean the Indirect Addressing function right?

Try using NA sometimes... it is so uncomfortable :D

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You can use "DataLamp" to do that.

  1. Create a DataLamp object;
  2. Change design to Image and select your default image in "DefaultImageFile";
  3. Create many "ColorRanges" and choose "ImageFile" for each color range;
  4. Add "Expression" to choose the right recipe;
  5. Choose recipe using "DropDown" Object;
  6. Done!

 

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