2711-TD006A-EN-P, WinPFT File Transfer Utility

Technical Data
WinPFT File Transfer Utility
(Catalog No. 2711-ND7)
Overview
WINPFT is a stand-alone Windows utility which lets you transfer
applications developed for standard PanelView terminals or Dataliner
DL40 Plus Message Displays between a personal computer and a
• Dataliner DL40 Plus
• Standard PanelView Terminal
PanelView applications are initially created as .PBA files in
PanelBuilder32. To transfer these files, using the WinPFT utility, you
must save the files in a .PVA format within PanelBuilder32 using the
File>Save As command. Applications developed for the DL40 Plus
have a .MEM extension and can be transferred using the WinPFT
utility.
System Requirements
For Information on:
See Page:
System Requirements
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Installing WinPFT
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Online Documentation
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Communication Drivers
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Using WinPFT
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Downloading an Application
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Verifying an Application
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Uploading an Application
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The WinPFT utility runs on systems with Windows 95, Windows 98,
Windows NT or Windows 2000.
For Windows 95, requirements are:
• 486/66 or higher PC compatible
• minimum of 16 MB RAM
• 10 MB of free hard disk space
• SVGA Monitor with 800 x 600 resolution or better
• Microsoft Mouse or Windows compatible mouse
For Windows 98, NT or 2000, requirements are:
• 100 Mz Pentium class processor or higher PC compatible
• minimum of 32 MB RAM
• 10 MB of free hard disk space
• SVGA Monitor with 800 x 600 resolution or better
• Microsoft Mouse or Windows compatible mouse
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WinPFT File Transfer Utility
Installing WinPFT
1. Close all programs.
2. Insert the CD labeled WinPFT into your CD-ROM drive. If
Autorun is enabled on your system, the installation starts
automatically and you can skip steps 3 and 4.
3. From the Start menu, select Run.
4. Type D:\AUSETUP (substitute the appropriate letter of your
CD-ROM driver for D).
5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
To start WinPFT, from the Start menu, select WinPFT.
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For your convenience, the WinPFT CD is formatted
to create disks for installing the WinPFT utility on a
system without a CD drive.
Online Documentation
In addition to the online help available with WinPFT, your CD
contains an Adobe Acrobat .PDF file named 2711-TD006AENP.pdf.
This document contains instructions on using the WinPFT utility.
You can find this document at:
\docs\pdf\2711-TD006AENP.PDF
It is also available during installation by selecting the Information and
Documentation option.
Communication Drivers
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Before transferring .PVA or .MEM applications, you must have the
appropriate communication driver installed and configured on your
computer. WinPFT has an internal DF1 driver for point-to-point
connections between the serial COM port of your computer and the
RS-232 port of the PanelView terminal or DL40 Plus Message Display.
For network connections, you must configure an RSLinx driver.
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Internal DF1 Driver
The Internal DF1 Driver can automatically set the DF1 settings used by
the PanelView terminal or DL40 Plus Message Display. Verify that
these settings are set correctly from the Download File or Upload File
dialog.
Parameters
PanelView Settings
Dataliner Settings
Baud Rate
19200
9600
Parity
None
None
Error Detect
CRC
N/A
Stop Bits
1
N/A
Protocol
Full Duplex
Half-Duplex
Handshake
None
None
Data Bits
N/A
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You cannot use the DF1 driver to transfer applications between a
computer and a DH-485 or RS-232 (DH-485) terminal. You must use
the RSLinx 1747-PIC/AIC+ Device driver.
IMPORTANT
The WinPFT internal DF1 driver is not available to
any serial port on your computer that is configured
to use an RSLinx driver or used by another
application.
RSLinx Drivers
To transfer applications over a network or between two different
communication networks, you must configure the appropriate RSLinx
driver on your computer. RSLinx is installed as a part of the WinPFT
software installation.
To access RSLinx:
Click the Start button, and then select:
Programs>RockwellSoftware> RSLinx>RSLinx
For details on how to configure an RSLinx driver, refer to the RSLinx
online documentation. In general, you configure a driver by selecting
Communications>Configure Drivers in RSLinx or from the WinPFT
dialogs.
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WinPFT File Transfer Utility
Using WINPFT
To run the WINPFT Utility:
Click the Start button and select Programs>WinPFT.
Select to enable RSLinx for
network or Pass-Through
Transfers. Deselect to disable
RSLinx and perform only direct
transfers using the DF1 driver.
Select the target device
for the Upload, Download
or Verify operation.
Uploads a .PVA application from a
PanelView or a .MEM application from
a Dataliner DL40 Plus to a computer.
Downloads a .PVA or .MEM file to a
Panelview, Dataliner DL40 Plus, or
memory card.
Compares an application to the application in
the target device or a disk file for differences.
Only available for PanelView Terminals.
All WinPFT operations are accessed from the above dialog. You can:
• Upload a .PVA or a .MEM application from a PanelView terminal
or a DL40 Plus Message Display to a computer using a
point-to-point or network connection.
• Download a .PVA or a .MEM application from a computer to a
PanelView Terminal or DL40 Plus Message Display using a
point-to-point or network connection.
• Verify (or compare) a .PVA application with the application
loaded in the terminal or a disk file. The Verify function is only
available for PanelView terminals.
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If you disable the Use RSLinx if available
checkbox, RSLinx Network and Remote I/O
Pass-Through will not be available as Transfer Type
options on the dialogs. To transfer files directly using
the DF1 driver, disable this check box. Disabling the
check box saves time because RSLinx will not be
loaded into memory.
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Downloading an
Application
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To download a .PVA or .MEM application from WinPFT to a
PanelView terminal or DL40 Plus Message Display, select the target
device on the main dialog and then click Download.
IMPORTANT
For PanelView applications, the download file must
be in a .PVA format. Use File>Save As in
PanelBuilder32 to save a .PBA file to .PVA format
required for PanelView terminals.
Downloading to Terminal using the Internal DF1 Driver
If downloading a .PVA or .MEM application using a point-to-point
connection, use the Internal DF1 Driver included with WinPFT. The
2711-NC13 or 2706-NC13 cable (9-pin connector) provides the
connection between your computer’s serial COM port and the RS-232
port of the PanelView terminal or DL40 Plus Message Display. For the
PanelView 300 Micro, use the 2711-CBL-PM05 cable.
Note: To transfer applications between a computer and a DH-485 or
RS-232 (DH-485) PanelView, you must use the RSLinx 1747-PIC/
AIC+ Device driver, not the Internal DF1 Driver.
Browse to the .PVA or .MEM
application you want to download.
Select DF1 Point-to-Point
Select only if you want to download the
.PVA application if it is different than the
application loaded in the target device.
Click Setup to verify that the DF1 settings match the dialog settings.
DF1 Settings for PanelView
DF1 Settings for DL40 Plus
The Application Download Progress dialog opens to monitor the
progress of the transfer. When the download is complete, the
PanelView Terminal or DL40 Plus Messsage Display resets, verifies
and starts the application.
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Downloading .PVA Files over Network using RSLinx Driver
Note: This operation is not available to DL40 Plus .MEM applications.
To download a .PVA application over a network or between different
networks, the appropriate RSLinx driver must be configured and
running on your computer. The driver can be configured by clicking
Setup when RSLinx Network is selected as the Transfer Type.
Browse to the .PVA application
you want to download.
Select RSLinx to download
application over a network.
Downloads application only if
different from the application
running in the PanelView.
Select the target node to
receive the application.
Shows a list or graphical view
of devices on network for the
selected driver.
Click Setup on the
Download File dialog to
configure an RSLinx driver.
RSLinx must be installed on
your computer.
When you click OK on the Download File dialog, the Application
Download Progress dialog opens to monitor the progress of the
transfer. When the download is complete, the PanelView terminal
resets, verifies and starts the application.
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Downloading (or Uploading) using Remote I/O Pass-Through
This section shows how to transfer a .PVA or .MEM application
between a computer and a PanelView terminal or a DL40 Plus
Message Display on a Remote I/O network.
Using RSWho, select the PLC, SLC or 1756-DH RIO scanner that the
PanelView or Dataliner is connected to on the Remote I/O network.
On the WinPFT Download (or Upload) dialog, select Remote I/O
Pass-Through as the Transfer Type and then click the Setup button
to configure the required rack address and Starting Module.
ATTENTION
!
If downloading with the processor in run mode,
verify the rack address of the target terminal.
Downloading to an incorrect rack address may result
in unexpected operation or damage to equipment.
PLC or 1756-DH RIO Scanner Type
SLC Scanner Type
Rack
Address
PLC Parameters
For PLC Scanner Type, select the
rack address (0 to 76 octal) of the
PanelView on the Remote I/O link.
Starting
Module
Select the starting module group
(0,1 2,3 4,5 or 6,7) of the
Panelview in the Remote I/O rack.
SLC
Scanner
Location
SLC Parameters
Select the slot number where the
SLC scanner resides. Default is the
leftmost slot (scanner card closest
to processor).
Rack
Address
Specify the rack address of the
PanelView on the Remote I/O
network.
Starting
Module
Select the starting module group
(0,1 2,3 4,5 or 6,7) of the
Panelview in the Remote I/O rack.
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Downloading to a Memory Card
This section shows how to download a .PVA application file to a
memory card. This function is not available to .MEM application files.
Select Memory Card and
then click Setup.
For ATA Cards
2711-NM28, -NM216
Enter the name of the .PVA file in which to save the
application or click Browse to search for a file.
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For Linear Flash Cards
2711-NM11, -NM12, -NM13, -NM14
For DataBook TMB240 or TMB250 card drives,
you must enter the following command string:
CMD %s Drive:
CMD
DOS command which copies file
to card. Command is drive
specific. See instructions for
your card drive.
%s
Wild card character which
PanelBuilder32 replaces with
the application file name.
Drive:
Card drive on your computer (F:)
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Verifying an Application
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The Verify function is only available for PanelView terminals. Use the
Verify function to compare a .PVA application with:
• .PVA application loaded in the terminal or
• .PVA application file stored on disk
This function lets you check to see if differences exist between two
applications. You might not want to download an application if it is
the same application running in the terminal. The Verify dialog
provides an option that will download the application only if it is
different than the application in the terminal.
Browse to the .PVA file you want to compare
with the application loaded in a terminal or a
disk file.
Select the target location of the application that you
you want to compare to the Reference application:
• DF1 Point-to-Point
• RSLinx Network or Remote I/O Pass-Through
• Application on Disk
Select to download reference application only if different from the
application running in the terminal.
Browse to the disk file you want to
compare with the reference application.
Select the PanelView terminal node
running the application you want to
compare with the reference application.
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Uploading an Application
To upload a .PVA or .MEM application from a PanelView terminal or a
DL40 Plus Message Display to your computer using WinPFT, click
Upload on the main dialog.
Uploading from Terminal using the Internal DF1 Driver
If uploading a .PVA or .MEM application to a computer using a
point-to-point connection, use the Internal DF1 Driver. This driver is
included with WinPFT. The 2711-NC13 or 2706-NC13 cable (9-pin
connector) provides the connection between your computer’s serial
COM port and the RS-232 port of the PanelView terminal or DL40 Plus
Display. For the PanelView 300 Micro, use the 2711-CBL-PM05 cable.
Note: To transfer applications between a computer and a DH-485 or
RS-232 (DH-485) PanelView, you must use the RSLinx 1747-PIC/
AIC+ Device driver, not the Internal DF1 Driver.
Select destination for the uploaded application:
• disk file (only option for .MEM files)
• disk file and also open in PanelBuilder32
Browse to location where to
store uploaded application.
Uploads application with original
file name or specified name.
Select DF1 Point-to-Point
Specify which preset values to upload
with the .PVA application only.
Click Setup to verify that the DF1 settings match the dialog settings.
DF1 Settings for PanelView
DF1 Settings for DL40 Plus
When the upload is complete, the .PVA or .MEM application is saved
to a disk file. For a .PVA application, you also have the option of
saving the application to a disk file and then opening the application
in PanelBuilder32.
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Uploading .PVA Files from Network Using RSLinx Driver
Note: This operation is not available to DL40 Plus .MEM applications.
To upload a .PVA application only over a network or between
different networks, the appropriate RSLinx driver must be configured
and running on your computer. The driver can be configured by
clicking Setup when RSLinx Network is selected as the Transfer Type
or in the RSLinx software.
Select destination for the uploaded application:
• disk file
• disk file and also open in PanelBuilder32
Browse to location where to store uploaded application.
Uploads application with original file name or specified name.
Select RSLinx Network
Specify which preset values to upload with application.
Click + to show devices for each
driver or - to collapse view.
Select the node from which to
upload the application.
Shows a list or graphical view
of devices on network for the
selected driver.
Click the Setup button on
the Upload File dialog to
configure an RSLinx driver.
RSLinx must be installed on
your computer.
When the upload is complete, the application is either saved to a disk
file or saved to a disk file and then opened in PanelBuilder32.
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