Preface
Thank you for purchasing the GP Screen Editor Software, "GP-Pro EX".
Please read this manual carefully in order to use this software properly, and be sure to keep this manual handy for
future reference.
NOTICE
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The copyrights to all programs and manuals included in the "GP-Pro EX" (hereinafter referred to as "this
product") are reserved by the Digital Electronics Corporation. Digital grants the use of this product to its users
as described in the "Software Operating License Conditions" documentation, included with this product's CDROM. Any actions violating the above-mentioned conditions are prohibited by both Japanese and foreign
regulations.
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The contents of this manual have been thoroughly inspected. However, if you should find any errors or
omissions in this manual, please inform your local GP representative of your findings.
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Regardless of article (2), the Digital Electronics Corporation shall not be held responsible for any damages or
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Differences may occur between the descriptions found in this manual and the actual functioning of this
third party claims resulting from the use of this product.
product. Therefore, the latest information on this product is provided in data files (i.e. Readme.txt files, etc. )
and in separate documents. Please consult these sources as well as this manual prior to using the product.
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Even though the information contained in and displayed by this product may be related to intangible or
intellectual properties of the Digital Electronics Corporation or third parties, the Digital Electronics
Corporation shall not warrant or grant the use of said properties to any users and/or other third parties.
Digital Electronics Corporation accepts no liability for issues related to the intellectual property rights
of third parties or any issues related to the use of the information contained in or displayed by this
product.
(C) Copyright 2005 Digital Electronics Corporation. All rights reserved.
Trademark Rights
All company or product names used in this manual are the trade names, trademarks (including registered
trademarks), or service marks of their respective companies. This product omits individual descriptions of each of
these rights.
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How to Use This Manual
„ Structure of the Manual
This "GP-Pro EX Device/PLC Connection Manual" discribes how to connect the External Device to the display.
Please refer two other manuals shown below related to this manual.
Besides these manuals, data files of additional functions, information and modified information are attached
depending on the situation.
To see these additional data files, click [Start] button in your Windows OS main screen and select the [Programs
(P)] - [Pro-face] - [GP-Pro EX] menu. Then, click [Read Me] .
Please refer to "Hardware Manual" for details about the display.
Reference Manual
Describes GP-Pro EX's operation procedures and details on all features. It
consist of HTML and PDF data.
Device/PLC Connection
Manual
Describes the methods for connecting the GP to supported devices/PLCs from
other manufacturers. Provided as HTML and PDF data.
Maintenance /
Troubleshooting
Describes the solution when they have problems in the settings of GP-Pro EX
and the use of Display on the spot. It consist of HTML and PDF data.
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Manual Symbols and Terminology
This manual uses the following symbols and terminology.
„ Safety Symbols and Terms
This manual uses the following symbols and terms to identify important information related to the correct and
safe operation of GP-Pro EX. The symbols and the descriptions are as follows.
Symbol
Description
Indicates a hazardous situation that could result in serious injury or death.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation that could result in serious injury or death.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation that could result in minor injury or equipment
damage.
Indicates instructions or procedures that must NOT be performed to ensure correct product
use.
Indicates instructions or procedures that MUST be performed to ensure correct product
use.
Indicates a potentially damaging action or dangerous situation that could result in abnormal
equipment operation or data loss.
„ General Information Symbols and Terms
This manual uses the following symbols and terms for general information.
Symbol
Description
Provides hints on correct product use, or supplementary information.
*
Indicates an item with an explanatory footnote.
Indicates an item's related information.
Indicates an operation procedure. Operate according to the numbers.
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„ Terms
In this manual, the following terms are used to explain.
Shown as
Descriptions
Display
General Name of GP, ST, LT, IPC, PC/AT
GP (GP3000)
GP3000 Series
ST
ST3000 Series
LT
LT-3300 Series
IPC
PS-2000B Series
PS-3450A, PS-3451A Series
PS-3650A, PS-3651A Series
PS-3700A(Pentium® 4-M)(REV.J or higher)
PS-3710A, PS-3711A Series
PS3000-BA, PS3001-BD
PL-3000B Series
PL-3600T, PL-3700T, PL-3900T Series
PL-3600K, PL-3700K Series
PC/AT
Personal Compter compatible Windows® 2000 (Service Pack 3 or later), Windows® XP or
Windows Vista®.
PLC
Programable Logic Controller
„ Supported Devices Symbol and Terms
The meaning of symbols used in the section titled "Supported Devices" are described below.
Symbol
Description
Setup the address as Octal.
Word address' bottom column bit can only be set to 0.
Word address can only be set to multiples of 16.
Word address can only be set to multiples of 16 + 1.
Word address can only be set to even numbers.
Word address can only be set to multiples of 8.
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Symbol
Description
*1
Bit setup possible. After the word address, set the bit position, from 0 to 15.
*1
Bit setup possible. After the word address, set the bit position, from 0 to F.
*1
Bit setup possible. After the word address, set the bit position, from 0 to 7.
*1
Bit setup possible. After the word address, set the bit position, from 0 to 31.
When using 2 words (32 bit data), the relationship between the top and bottom data is:
0
1
L(low pos.)
H(high pos.)
When using 2 words (32 bit data), the relationship between the top and bottom data is:
0
1
*1
H(high pos.)
L(low pos.)
They are used for bit writing, other bits are set to zero.
The device ranges listed in the sections titled "Supported Devices" are the maximum setup ranges. The ranges
may be smaller than illustrated, depending on your PLC type. For further details, refer to the corresponding PLC
manual.
Setup the System Area in the devices that are shaded.
)GP-Pro EX Reference Manual “Appendix 1.4 LS Area (only for direct access method)“
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