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Getting Results Guide
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Preface
Purpose of this document
This getting results guide provides you with information on how to install and navigate
the RSNetWorxв„ў for EtherNet/IPв„ў software. It explains how to effectively use the
RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP software and how to access and navigate the online help.
Intended audience
We assume that you are familiar with:
IBM-compliant personal computers
MicrosoftВ® WindowsВ® operating systems
RSLinxв„ў communications software
How does the Getting Results guide fit in with other Rockwell
Software product documentation?
The Getting Results with RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP guide can be considered the entry
point into Rockwell Software’s documentation set for this product. Other components of
the documentation set include online help, product manuals, a product tutorial, and
electronic release notes.
The documentation set contains pertinent, easily accessible product information. This set
ships with the software product, and is designed to free you from tedious paper shuffling
and reduce information overload.
Online help
The online help includes all overview, procedural, screen, and reference information for
the product. The help contains these basic components: overview topics, quick start
topics, step-by-step procedures, troubleshooting topics, and screen element descriptions
(for example, text boxes, drop-down lists, and option buttons). All of the help is contextsensitive with the application and provides you with immediate access to application tasks
and screen element descriptions. Refer to the “Finding the information you need” chapter
in this guide for a more detailed description of the online help.
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Product Manuals
Within RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP, we provide a Product Manuals feature that allows
you to immediately access and search your product documentation from the Help menu.
This feature includes the Getting Results with RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP guide, as well
as several hardware product reference guides, in an electronic book format. As a part of
the product installation, you have the option of installing these electronic books to your
local hard drive during installation, or access them directly from the CD-ROM.
Note: The Product Manuals included with RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP are in portable document format
(PDF), and must be viewed using the AdobeВ® AcrobatВ® Reader software included on your
RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP CD. You can install the Acrobat Reader, or run it directly from the CD.
Tutorial
RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP contains a product tutorial, which includes basic overview
information and specific tasks and examples for successfully working with the product.
This tutorial is available from Start > Programs > Rockwell Software > RSNetWorx >
RSNetWorx for EtherNet-IP Tutorial.
Note: Due to Windows operating system constraints, we cannot include a front slash (/) in file or folder
names. For file and folder names, the front slash is replaced wth a dash (-).
Document conventions
The conventions used throughout this document for the user interface comply with those
recommended by Microsoft. If you are not familiar with the Microsoft Windows user
interface, we recommend that you read the documentation supplied with the operating
system you are using before attempting to use this software.
Feedback
Please use the feedback form packaged with your software to report errors or let us know
what information you would like to see added in future editions of this document. You can
also send an email message to [email protected] with any comments about
Rockwell’s products and services.
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Contents
1 • Welcome to RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP.......................................................1
Features and benefits....................................................................................................... 1
Understanding EtherNet/IP concepts .............................................................................. 2
Exploring RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP .......................................................................... 3
Title bar.................................................................................................................... 4
Menu bar.................................................................................................................. 5
Online icon .............................................................................................................. 5
Toolbars ................................................................................................................... 6
Edits enabled............................................................................................................ 8
Hardware and Favorites Views................................................................................ 8
Graph or Spreadsheet view...................................................................................... 9
Diagnostics view.................................................................................................... 10
Message view ........................................................................................................ 11
Status bar ............................................................................................................... 12
Exploring the Scanlist Configuration Tool............................................................ 12
Title bar.................................................................................................................. 13
Menu bar................................................................................................................ 13
Online icon ............................................................................................................ 14
Toolbar................................................................................................................... 14
Resource usage ...................................................................................................... 15
Scanlist entries ....................................................................................................... 16
Status bar ............................................................................................................... 16
Quick Start steps ........................................................................................................... 17
Online mode .......................................................................................................... 18
Offline mode.......................................................................................................... 19
2 • Installing and Starting RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP ..................................21
Before You Begin .........................................................................................................
Activation ..............................................................................................................
System requirements .....................................................................................................
Hardware requirements..........................................................................................
Software requirements ...........................................................................................
Installing RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP software ..........................................................
Installing a client copy from a dedicated server ....................................................
Starting RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP software.............................................................
Troubleshooting installation..........................................................................................
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3 • Advanced Concepts.........................................................................................27
EDS-based devices........................................................................................................ 27
EDS library.................................................................................................................... 27
Class Instance Editor..................................................................................................... 28
4 • Finding the Information You Need ...............................................................29
Using the online help ....................................................................................................
Accessing help for a control or field .....................................................................
Accessing help for messages .................................................................................
Finding step-by-step procedures............................................................................
Finding definitions.................................................................................................
Accessing the Product Manuals ....................................................................................
Accessing the Answer Station.......................................................................................
Tutorial ..........................................................................................................................
Training .........................................................................................................................
Technical support ..........................................................................................................
When you call ........................................................................................................
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A • Activation.........................................................................................................37
Protecting your activation files .....................................................................................
Activating RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP .......................................................................
Running the activation utilities..............................................................................
Finding more information about activation...................................................................
Some common questions...............................................................................................
My activation files were damaged. What should I do? .........................................
I accidentally deleted the software directory on my hard drive.
Do I need to call Rockwell Software for replacement activation files? ............
Why can’t I move activation to a new floppy disk on a
Windows NT system? ........................................................................................
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Index.................................................................................................................47
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Welcome to RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP
RSNetWorxв„ў for EtherNet/IPв„ў is a 32-bit WindowsВ® application program that allows
you to configure devices and lay out a network topology. From the graphical
representation of your network, you can:
view I/O data and configuration data for those devices that have EDS files that support
this functionality (online only)
display all connection information for all connections to/from a given device
including all connections in scanners that are in the configuration
configure scanners that adhere to the open EtherNet/IP specification for scanners,
define scanlist entries for certain scanners, and map scanner memory onto the network
and network data into the scanner memory (via the Scanlist Configuration Tool (SCT)
that is bundled with RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP)
leverage the connection information to diagnose the health of the connections, and
thus the health of the devices that originate and receive those connections
This chapter contains the following sections:
Features and benefits
Understanding EtherNet/IP concepts
Exploring RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP
Quick Start steps
Features and benefits
RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP has the following features:
A Windows-based point and click interface that allows you to easily configure
EtherNet/IP networks.
Use of RSLinx communication services, which allows you to browse online through
various networks, devices, bridges, etc., to choose the network you want to view or
edit.
The ability to edit configurations either online or offline.
Simple and complete network upload/download. You can upload a configuration
directly from the network or download a configuration to the online network. When
you upload or download a configuration, the scanlist for the open scanners is
transferred.
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The Scanlist Configuration Tool configures both I/O and peer-to-peer data addresses.
It also supports target devices for Rockwell Automation and third-party devices via
EtherNet/IP standard Electronic Data Sheet (EDS) files.
Reports generated in HTML format.
Comprehensive context-sensitive online help, including additional information and
troubleshooting hints on any message that appears in the Message View.
The ability to interconnect several network configurations for navigation.
If you have purchased an activation for RSNetWorx MD, you will also be able to:
quickly detect and resolve conditions that arise when initially commissioning a
system, minimizing initial start-up times and costs.
debug and correct network/device problems, thereby reducing network downtimes
and related costs.
detect preventive maintenance needs within the devices on your network, thereby
preventing system downtimes.
Understanding EtherNet/IP concepts
You begin configuring your EtherNet/IP network by determining how many devices will
be connected to your network, what EtherNet topology will be used, and what addressing
method will be used (IP addressing, Host name addressing, or a combination of both).
Each device must be assigned a unique IP address/host name. You may allow the
addresses to be automatically assigned, or choose to assign a unique address manually.
Finally, you finish creating the configuration by defining connections between the devices
at IP addresses/host names on the network. To do this, you determine which data is to be
consumed by each scanner, and you determine where in each scanner’s data table this data
is placed. You may also choose to determine which scanner will maintain the
configuration for each adapter device. After you have defined these parameters, you use
the Scanlist Configuration Tool (for integrated scanners) or RSLogix 5000 (for Rockwell
Automation’s Logix processors) to enter the connection into your configuration for each
of your EtherNet/IP scanners.
For many devices, you can also use the Scanlist Configuration Tool to configure how
outputs are set in the event of a fault, such as loss of communication to the controlling
scanner. Depending on the information contained in a device’s EDS file, you may be able
to configure other device parameters. These parameters may be found on the connection’s
property page from the Configuration Settings tab and/or the Advanced Settings tab
depending on the device or module for which you are setting the parameters.
Note: When you are online, enable edits, and save your configuration in RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP
version 4.0 or later, the software displays connections that are created in RSLogix 5000.
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Exploring RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP
When you start RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP software, the RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP
window appears. It shows the current network (EtherNet is the default filename) in its
view. The following illustration shows the RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP window and the
design elements associated with it. (The Message view and Favorites view will not be
automatically shown in the default view, but may be chosen by selecting View >
Messages > Show or View > Favorites.) Each of the design elements are described in the
sections following this illustration.
Title bar
Menu bar
Toolbars
Hardware
view
Status bar
Message view
Favorites view
Network configuration
(Graph, Spreadsheet or Diagnostics view)
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Title bar
The title bar shows the RSNetworx icon, the name of the current RSNetWorx
configuration, the name of the software product, i.e., RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP, and the
Minimize, Maximize, and Close buttons.
To view the Control Menu, right-click the RSNetWorx icon on the title bar. The following
items appear on the Control Menu.
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Item
Description
Restore
Restores the window to its former size after you enlarged it by using the Maximize
command or shrunk it by using the Minimize command.
Move
Allows you to reposition the window on the desktop using the arrow keys on the
keyboard.
Size
Allows you to resize the window by using the arrow keys on the keyboard.
Minimize
Shrinks the window to an icon, which is located on the task bar. This performs the
same function as if you clicked the Minimize button on the title bar.
Maximize
Enlarges the window to occupy the entire screen. This performs the same function as
if you clicked the Maximize button on the title bar.
Close
Exits the RSNetWorx application. This performs the same function as if you clicked
the Close button on the title bar.
Menu bar
The RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP menu bar contains the following menus:
Each menu contains options for performing the following tasks:
Menu
Description
File
New, print, open, and save a network configuration, generate reports, or exit
RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP.
Edit
Invoke actions such as cut, copy, and paste on selected items in the network
configuration.
View
Set and change RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP interface displays.
Network
Browse the network, toggle between online and offline mode, enable and cancel
edits, and upload and download data to and from the network.
Device
Edit the properties of the selected device, chassis, or module.
Diagnostics
Start and stop the diagnostic scan, add or remove devices from the diagnostic scan,
troubleshoot a diagnostic fault, and generate a network health report.
Tools
Launch the EDS Wizard and other optional tools.
Help
Access help options for RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP, EtherNet/IP related hardware,
and other Rockwell Software products and services.
Online icon
The online icon displays in the right side of the RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP window at
the same level as the menu bar.
This icon indicates whether or not RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP is in the online mode. If
you toggle the Online toolbar button to online, the Online icon becomes animated. If the
icon is not animated, RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP is in offline mode. When online,
RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP writes information to the devices and to the offline file when
you save. When offline, RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP only updates the offline file when
you save.
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Toolbars
The toolbars contain shortcuts to several commonly used functions. Each toolbar button is
a graphical representation of a command (except Symbol Legend) that is also available
from the RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP menu bar. RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP contains the
standard toolbar and the tools toolbar.
The following items appear on the RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP standard toolbar.
Icon
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Menu Selection
Description
File > New
Creates a new network configuration.
File > Open
Opens an existing network configuration. The arrow to the
right of the Open icon provides quick access to recently used
files.
File > Save
Saves the current network configuration.
File > Print
Prints the current network configuration.
Edit > Cut
Cuts the selected device from the network configuration and
places it on the clipboard. If you cut a device, only the device,
not its configuration, is retained.
Edit > Copy
Copies the selected device to the clipboard. If you copy a
device, only the device type, not its configuration, is retained.
Edit > Paste
Pastes the device from the clipboard to the current network
configuration.
Help > What’s This?
Places the cursor in What’s This? help mode. Place the cursor
on the control you want help with and right-click to see the
context-sensitive help.
The following items appear on the RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP tools toolbar.
Icon
Menu Selection
Description
View > Zoom-In
Increases the size of images located in the current network
configuration. The choices available are high, medium, and low.
Zoom-In only applies to the graph view.
View > Zoom-Out
Decreases the size of the images located in the current network
configuration. The choices available are high, medium, and low.
Zoom-Out only applies to the graph view.
View > Hardware
Displays a list of all available hardware devices.
View > Favorites
Displays a list of hardware devices that you have added to your
favorites list.
Network > Single Pass
Browse or Network >
Continuous Browse
Locates all currently available devices based on the drivers
configured in RSLinx. Allows you to browse once and stop (single
pass) or browse continuously (continuous browse).
Network > Online
Places RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP in online mode. To go offline,
click the button or choose Network > Online again.
View > Diagnostics
Displays the Diagnostic view, allowing you to view the diagnostic
parameters for all of the devices on your network, and indicates the
current diagnostic status of your network. These functions are only
available when the RSNetWorx MD activation is available.
View > Refresh
Refreshes the window. This will reorder the graphic display by
device address.
No menu selection
Displays the Symbol Legend, which contains descriptions of the
device comparison states. The Symbol Legend can also be
accessed from the online help system by selecting Help >
Contents and selecting symbol legend from the index tab.
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Edits enabled
The edits enabled area allows you to obtain the edit resource, enabling and disabling edits
to the current EtherNet/IP offline configuration file (*.enet).
Hardware and Favorites Views
A device can be added to the network configuration by selecting it from the Hardware
view and dragging it to the configuration (graph or spreadsheet view). Once a device is
added, it will display in the appropriate configuration. The Favorites view displays all
hardware devices that you have defined as favorites by selection from the Hardware list.
To add an item from the Hardware list to the Favorites list, select the item, right-click and
choose Add to Favorites.
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Graph or Spreadsheet view
The application workspace displays network information in either a graphic or a
spreadsheet view. Click the appropriate tab in the network configuration to display the
desired view.
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Diagnostics view
RSNetWorx MD provides a hierarchial view of the real-time status (or health) of a
network. At a glance, you can quickly and easily determine the overall status of your
network, or any device on your network, by viewing a single status indicator. Click the
Diagnostics tab in the network configuration to display this view.
Note: If you have not purchased an activation for RSNetWorx MD, you will be unable to perform the
diagnostics functionality. For more information, see the overview of the RSNetWorx MD functionality in
the online help.
Displays any network and/or device problems
that are detected on your network
Starts or stops the
diagnostic scan
Displays a count
of diagnostics
by state
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Displays the troubleshooting page for
warning or error diagnostics
Message view
The message view, which appears in the bottom portion of the workspace displays a log of
messages. Each message consists of four parts:
an icon
an error message code (including a distinguishing software component designator and
a 16-bit numeric designator)
a timestamp that displays the date and time the message is generated
a description of the message
Note: If View > Messages has not been previously selected, the Message View will automatically
appear when a message is logged by RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP.
This view may contain error, warning, and/or informational messages as indicated in the
following table:
Icon
Description
Error
Warning
Information
Note: If you want more information on any particular message, you can select the message and press
the F1 key to access the online help. You can Show, Clear, Copy, or Clear and Hide messages by
making the appropriate selection from the View > Messages command on the main menu, or by
right-clicking and selecting the Message option while in the Message view.
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Status bar
The status bar, which is located at the bottom of the RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP main
window, provides information about the status of the software.
The left portion of the status bar displays informational messages about the operation of
RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP software. For example, when you highlight a device in the
application workspace, a brief description of that device appears on the status bar.
The right portion of the status bar displays the current state of the browsing operation.
Exploring the Scanlist Configuration Tool
The Scanlist Configuration Tool is an extension of the RSNetWorx software that allows
you to create, modify, and delete connection entries within a scanlist (an EtherNet/IP
scanner). Using the Scanlist Configuration Tool, you can establish connections among
devices and their respective I/O components (identifying connection types, sizes, and
timing intervals) and then map that information to the data table. The following
illustration shows the Scanlist Configuration Tool window and the design elements
associated with it. (The Message view will not be automatically shown in the default view,
but may be chosen by selecting View > Messages > Show.) Each of the design elements
are described in the sections following this illustration.
Title bar
Menu bar
Toolbar
Resource
usage
Connection
configuration
Messages
Status bar
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Title bar
The title bar shows the Scanlist Configuration Tool icon, the name of the selected scanner,
the name of the software product, i.e., Scanlist Configuration, and the Minimize,
Maximize, and Close button.
For more information on the title bar, refer to the Exploring RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP
section in this chapter.
Menu bar
The Scanlist Configuration Tool menu bar contains the following menus:
Each menu contains options for performing the following tasks:
Menu
Description
File
Save a configuration, generate a report for this scanner, or exit the Scanlist
Configuration Tool.
Edit
Invoke actions such as cut, copy, and paste on selected items in the configuration.
View
Set and change the Scanlist Configuration Tool interface displays.
Network
Toggle between online and offline mode, and enable or cancel edits.
Device
Change mode of the scanner from, for example, run to program mode or download to
device.
Connection
Insert connections or change connection parameters.
Help
View help options for the Scanlist Configuration Tool and other Rockwell Software
products and services.
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Online icon
The online icon displays in the right side of the Scanlist Configuration Tool at the same
level as the menu bar.
This icon indicates whether or not RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP is in the online mode. If
you toggle the Online toolbar button to online, the Online icon becomes animated. If the
icon is not animated, RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP is in offline mode. When online,
RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP writes information to the devices and to the offline file when
you save. When offline, RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP only updates the offline file when
you save.
Toolbar
The toolbars contain shortcuts to several commonly used functions. Each button on the
toolbars is a graphical representation of a command that is also available from the
Scanlist Configuration Tool menu bar.
The following items appear on the Scanlist Configuration Tool toolbar:
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Icon
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Menu Selection
Description
File > Save
Saves the current network configuration.
Edit > Cut
Cuts the selected field value and places it on the clipboard.
Edit > Copy
Copies the selected field value to the clipboard.
Edit > Paste
Pastes the field value from the clipboard to the current
network configuration.
Icon
Menu Selection
Description
Scanlist > Auto Insert >
All Devices
Interrogates all devices that can have connections in the
EtherNet/IP configuration and adds connections to the
scanlist.
Scanlist > Auto Insert >
Selected Devices
Interrogates selected devices that can have connections in
the EtherNet/IP configuration and adds connections to the
scanlist.
Scanlist > Auto Address >
All Entries
Auto maps all unmapped addresses in all entries.
View > Connection
Configuration
Displays information respective to the selected connection.
View > Connection Status
Switches the view to a display of the status of each
connection.
Network > Online
Places the Scanlist Configuration Tool in online mode. To
go offline, click the button or choose Network > Online
again. This button is unpressed when in online mode.
Help > What’s This?
Places the cursor in What’s This? help mode. Place the
cursor on the control you want help with and right-click to
see the context-sensitive help.
Resource usage
Within the Scanlist Configuration Tool, you can also view the memory usage.
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Scanlist entries
The scanlist entries enable you to perform tasks such as defining the connection targets
and inserting connections for the selected devices.
Status bar
The status bar, which is located at the bottom of the Scanlist Configuration Tool window,
provides information about the status of the software and the scanner.
The left portion of the status bar displays informational messages about the operation of
the configuration software. For example, when you mouse over a toolbar icon, a brief
description of that icon appears on the status bar.
The right portion of the status bar displays the following information:
Online mode - Offline or Online
Edit mode - Monitor or Edit
Scanner type
IP address/host name
Scanner mode - Remote Idle, Idle, Remote Run, Run, or Offline
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Quick Start steps
The fastest way to configure your EtherNet/IP network is to specify an EtherNet/IP driver
in RSLinx and let the RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP software browse your online network
for EtherNet/IP devices and automatically add them into your configuration; and then, let
the Scanlist Configuration Tool automatically configure connections to your target
devices. You can follow this same procedure for configuring your network in the offline
mode by manually dragging and dropping devices from your Hardware tab into your
network configuration.
For some devices, you need additional RSLogix software to complete your network
configuration (for example, if you have ControlLogix processors on your network, then
you must use RSLogix 5000 to complete your configuration).
Note: There is no offline mode when working with ControlLogix processors. Also, for more information
on using RSLogix 5000 and ControlLogix processors, refer to the online help for the Scanlist
Configuration Tool.
This section walks you through the tasks you will need to perform to use RSNetWorx for
EtherNet/IP software in both the online and offline modes. To remain focused on the highlevel nature of each task and on the flow of these tasks, the following steps do not include
the step-by-step procedure for accomplishing each task. When you are ready to use
RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP software, you should follow the detailed procedures found in
the Quick Start, which is located in the RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP online help.
To access the software’s quick start, select Help > Quick Start from the RSNetWorx for
EtherNet/IP window. To see information about any control on the RSNetWorx for
EtherNet/IP or Scanlist Configuration Tool windows, remember to use the What’s This?
help.
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Online mode
Step 1 - Create a new configuration and browse for an online network
The first step in using RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP in the online mode is to create a new
EtherNet/IP configuration (File > New). Once you create the configuration, an empty
network displays in the network configuration.
Note: These steps assume that you have configured a communication driver in RSLinx for
communication to the EtherNet/IP network.
Next, go online and select an EtherNet/IP network using the RSWho Browse utility. A
graphical representation of the selected network appears in the network configuration. If
you would like to see a tabular view of the information instead of the graphical view, click
the Spreadsheet tab.
Step 2 - Start the Scanlist Configuration Tool and insert a connection
The Scanlist Configuration Tool is a software tool used to create, modify, and delete
scanlist entries in a scanner. This tool also allows you to define how particular devices
communicate on the network. To configure devices that contain an internal scanlist, use
the Scanlist Configuration Tool. Once you open the Scanlist Configuration Tool, you can
either insert connections to other devices on the network manually, or you can use the auto
insert feature within the Scanlist Configuration Tool to automatically insert the scanlist
entries.
Step 3 - Define a connection target and save your network configuration
To provide data from the scanner to other devices on the network, you must define a
connection target. You can define the connection target for the scanner IP address/host
name on your network manually. After defining your connection targets, the final step is
to save your network configuration and exit the Scanlist Configuration Tool.
Note: If you have not purchased an activation for RSNetWorx MD, you will be unable to perform the
diagnostics functionality described in step 4. For more information, see the overview of the
RSNetWorx MD functionality in the online help.
Step 4 - Diagnose and troubleshoot your online network
Once you save your configuration, you can diagnose the network and determine the status
of all of the devices on that network. If any of the devices are exhibiting diagnostics
problems, you can troubleshoot those devices and return your network to proper operating
condition.
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Offline mode
Step 1 - Create a new configuration and describe your network topology
The first step in using RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP in the offline mode is to create a new
EtherNet/IP configuration (File > New). Once you create the configuration, an empty
network displays in the network configuration.
Next, you can describe your network topology by double-clicking on an available device
or by dragging it from the Hardware tab and dropping it into the network configuration.
When you are finished, a graphical representation of the selected network appears in the
network configuration. If you would like to see a tabular view of the information instead
of the graphical view, click the Spreadsheet tab.
Step 2 - Start the Scanlist Configuration Tool and insert a connection
The Scanlist Configuration Tool is a software tool used to create, modify, and delete
scanlist entries in a scanner. This tool also allows you to define how particular devices
communicate on the network. To configure devices that support the open standard for
EtherNet/IP scanners, use the Scanlist Configuration Tool. Once you open the Scanlist
Configuration Tool, you can either insert connections for the scanner IP addresses/host
names on your network manually, or you can use the auto insert feature within the Scanlist
Configuration Tool to automatically insert the scanlist entries.
Step 3 - Define a connection target and save your schedule
To provide data from the scanner to other devices on the network, you must define a
connection target. You can define the connection target device for the scanner IP address/
host name on your network manually. After defining your connection targets, the final
step is to save your configuration and exit the Scanlist Configuration Tool.
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2
Installing and Starting RSNetWorx for
EtherNet/IP
This chapter explains how to install and start RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IPTM software.
This chapter includes information on the following:
system requirements
installation methods
installation procedure
starting procedure
troubleshooting
After installing the software, we recommend that you read the release notes located in the
online help. The release notes may contain more up-to-date information than was
available when this document was published. To view the release notes, start RSNetWorx
for EtherNet/IP, and then choose Help > Release Notes from the main menu.
Note: If you are running the Windows NT/2000/XP operating system and performing tasks that you will
read about in this chapter, you must have Windows NT system administrator privileges and your user
account must be a member of the local administrator user group. For more information, contact your
system administrator.
Before You Begin
Before you begin to install RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP software, you should know a few
things about activation.
Activation
Rockwell Software uses a software key to implement copy protection for Windows-based
software products. Every software product has a unique key. The key is located in an
activation file, which is on a Master disk that was shipped with your software. You can
install the software on any number of computers; however, you are only licensed to run
the software on one computer at a time per license. After you install the RSNetWorx for
EtherNet/IP software, the Setup program will prompt you to insert the RSNetWorx for
EtherNet/IP Master disk into your disk drive. Then, the Move Activation utility will move
a unique key from the RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP Master disk to your hard disk.
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If, at a later date, you want to move the activation to another computer, or just remove it
altogether, you will have to move the key back onto the Master disk. For more
information about moving software keys, copy protection, and software activation, see
Appendix A.
Notes: Installing, uninstalling, or updating the software does not affect the activation, other than when
you are prompted to move activation.
If you are updating to a new version of the software, you do not need to move the activation.
System requirements
To effectively use RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP, your personal computer must meet the
following hardware and software requirements:
Hardware requirements
an Intel Pentiumв„ў or Pentium-compatible microprocessor
32 MB of RAM; more memory is required for large networks
Based on the installation type that you select, you will need the following available
hard drive space
Type
Includes
Required Hard Drive Space
Minimum
Program files only
Hardware files only
99 MB
9 MB
Total Required: 108 MB
Maximum
Full support (program files, online
help, tutorial, etc.)
Entire set of hardware files
105 MB
9 to 20 MB
Total Required: 114 to 125 MB
Note: The hard drive requirements shown above do not consider the additional hard drive space
necessary for RSLinx, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
If you are installing RSNetWorx for multiple networks (for example, first EtherNet I/P, and then
DeviceNet), the hardware requirements for each subsequent installation will be less due to the number
of shared files.
a CD-ROM drive
a 3.5 inch 1.44 MB diskette drive
16-color VGA graphics adapter (640 x 480 resolution minimum, 800 x 600 resolution
recommended)
a mouse or other Windows compatible pointing device is recommended
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Software requirements
To use RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP, your IBM-compliant personal computer must meet
the following software requirements:
Note: The installation software detects the need to update operating system components and
automatically executes these components, if necessary. Some of the third-party software components
also indicate the need to reboot your system, if necessary (and allow you to defer rebooting); however,
we recommend that you reboot your system when the installation software package prompts you to
reboot.
RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP software can be used with the following operating
systems:
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows ME
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 (Service Pack 6 or later)
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows 2000 Terminal Server
Microsoft Windows XP
RSLinx Lite 2.4 or later to use RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP online
Installing RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP software
You can install one or more Rockwell Software products on a single personal computer.
Select the required Rockwell Software product and each required component for
installation.
Notes: While installing RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP software, you will have the opportunity to specify a
directory. The suggested default directory is:
x:\Program Files\Rockwell Software\RSNetWorxII
where x is the drive where the operating system is installed.
We recommend that you use the default directory whenever possible. This subdirectory contains all of
the application files required to run the product.
In procedures that appear throughout this document, it is assumed that you used the default name. If
you did not use the default name, substitute the actual name you specified for the default name
shown.
If you have already installed another RSNetWorx product (for example, ControlNet or DeviceNet) on
your computer, you will not be able to specify a directory. By default, the RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP
files will be installed in the same directory as the other RSNetWorx products.
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To install RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP software, perform the following steps:
1. Start your operating system if it does not start automatically.
2. Insert the RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
If autorun is:
Then:
enabled
The installation program starts automatically and the selection dialog box
appears. Proceed to step 3.
disabled
Perform the following steps:
Click Start, and then click Run. The Run dialog box appears.
In the Open field, type x:\autorun, where x is the letter of the drive
containing the RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP CD-ROM.
Click OK. The selection dialog box appears.
3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to install RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP
and any other required software packages.
4. At your discretion, follow the instructions that appear on the screen to install any
optional software packages.
5. When you are finished installing the software, remove the RSNetWorx for EtherNet/
IP CD-ROM from the CD-ROM drive and the Master disk from the disk drive. Store
them in a safe place.
Installing a client copy from a dedicated server
As a client to a client-server installation, you can install one or more Rockwell Software
products from the dedicated server location to an end-user destination. To install the
RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP software from the server, perform the following steps:
1. Map a network drive to the dedicated server location provided by your system
administrator. The system administrator must have copied the entire CD contents and
provided only Read and Execute permissions of the files. Users installing the software
cannot have write access to the files.
2. Double-click autorun.exe in the client installation directory.
3. See the “Installing RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP Software” section in this chapter.
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Starting RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP software
To start RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP software, click Start, and then select Programs >
Rockwell Software > RSNetWorx (folder) > RSNetWorx for EtherNet-IP (executable)
from the Start menu.
To create a desktop icon, click Start, and then select Programs > Rockwell Software >
RSNetWorx for EtherNet-IP shortcuts, and drag the RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP
shortcut to the location of your choice.
Note: We assume that you used the default names for the directory and program group. If you did not
use the default names, substitute the actual names that you specified for the default names shown.
Troubleshooting installation
If RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP does not start up or run properly, consider the following:
Do you have the correct version of RSLinx installed? RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP
requires the RSLinx Lite 2.4 (or later) release.
Does your computer have enough memory? Running RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP on
Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 2000 (Service Pack 1 or later),
Windows ME, or Windows XP requires a minimum of 32 MB of RAM.
Have you reinstalled an earlier Service Pack, or removed a component, such as
DCOM, that RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP requires?
Have you checked the RSNetWorx support on the web for troubleshooting
information? Go to http://support.rockwellautomation.com/, click Knowledgebase,
and search for Tech Notes on RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP.
Have you checked the RSNetWorx Answer Station? In RSNetWorx, select Help >
RSNetWorx Assistance on the Web.
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Advanced Concepts
This chapter contains the following sections:
EDS-based devices
EDS library
Class Instance Editor
EDS-based devices
RSNetworx for EtherNet/IPTM relies on an electronic data sheet (EDS) for configuring
devices. An electronic data sheet is an ASCII file that is created by the manufacturer and
supplied with the device.
As long as the EDS file for the device you want to configure is registered with the
RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP software, you can configure its target connection
configuration (attributes) and how it will communicate with other devices on the
EtherNet/IP network. Although the procedure for configuring a device is basically the
same for all devices, each device has a unique set of properties.
EDS library
The electronic data sheet (EDS) library is a collection of EDS files that have been
registered with RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP. The EDS files, which are provided by the
device manufacturers, contain configuration and identification information for the
devices.
RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP software can access only those devices that have been
registered. You must use the EDS Registry Wizard for registering EDS files for unknown
devices, or if you have updated EDS files to install. To access the EDS Wizard, select
Tools > EDS Wizard.
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Although you get a large number of electronic data sheet (EDS) files with the RSNetWorx
for EtherNet/IP software, there may be a time when you need to acquire/create additional
EDS files. The most common ways to get these files are to:
obtain them on distribution diskettes that accompany the devices.
download them from EtherNet/IP sites on the world wide web. You can either select
the device in the network configuration, right-click the mouse and select Re-register
Device, and click Download EDS File in the EDS Wizard or access one of the
following world wide web sites from which EDS files are available:
http://www.ethernet-ip.org (EtherNet/IP International web site)
http://www.ab.com/networks/eds (Allen-Bradley technical support site)
download them from a different manufacturer’s site.
Class Instance Editor
The Class Instance Editor is a tool that allows you to send data to, and read data from, an
EtherNet/IP device that is not otherwise configurable with RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP.
Using the Class Instance Editor, you can either enter raw data and download it to the
device, or read the data from the device.
We do not recommend configuring devices with the Class Instance Editor unless you are
instructed to do so by technical support personnel for the hardware product.
To use the editor, you will need to know the service code, class, instance, and attribute by
their appropriate hexadecimal codes within the device. This information may be on the
printed data sheet accompanying the device.
Note: For further information about configuring a device with the Class Instance Editor, contact the
manufacturer of the device. For more information on how to enter data into the Class Instance Editor,
contact Rockwell Software technical support.
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4
Finding the Information You Need
This chapter describes how to:
Use the online help
Access product manuals
Access the Answer Station
Complete the product tutorial
Participate in Rockwell Software training courses
Contact technical support
Using the online help
RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IPTM online help provides general overview information,
comprehensive step-by-step procedures, and context-sensitive, dialog box control
definitions for working with all of the features in the software. To view online help while
running RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP:
choose Contents from the Help menu on the RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP main
window
click Help on any RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP dialog box or property page
position the cursor over a control with which you want help and right-click
press F1
click the What’s This? icon located in the toolbar or in the upper right corner of dialog
boxes, then click any control
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Accessing help for a control or field
To display a definition for a control or a field, click the What’s This? icon in the upper
right corner of the dialog box, drag the cursor to the selected area, and then click to
display the definition. You can also right-click on a control to display the definition. In
this example, the PanelView properties page was selected.
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Accessing help for messages
The Message view, which appears in the bottom portion of the workspace, displays a log
of messages. This view may contain informational, warning, and/or error messages.
m
To troubleshoot a particular message, you can select the message and press the F1 key or
right-click on the message and select Troubleshoot to access the online help.
For example, if you select the ENET:8282 message code shown here and press F1, the
“The online scanlist in address 192.168.1.6 does not match its scanlist in the offline file”
troubleshooting help topic displays.
From the message view, you can also select a message and choose View > Messages >
Troubleshoot to display online help for the message. You can also show, clear, and/or
clear and hide messages by making the appropriate selection from the View > Messages
command on the main menu. The copy menu item copies the selected message to the
Windows clipboard so it can be pasted into other applications (for example, an e-mail
message).
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Finding step-by-step procedures
To view a list of tasks related to the task-based topic, move to the What do you want to
do? section at the bottom of the help window and select one of the listed tasks. The
contents pane of the help window is updated, displaying a step by step procedure for
completing the selected task.
For example, from the Define or Edit a chassis help topic, if you select Change a device’s
slot position under the What do you want to do? section, the help topic that describes how
to change a device’s slot position replaces the original help topic. Also, in the Change a
device’s slot position help topic, How do I access the dialog? is a drop down navigational
tip.
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Finding definitions
Within the RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP help, blue highlighted text with an underline
indicates a pop-up definition or a link to a related topic. For example:
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Accessing the Product Manuals
You can gain immediate access to product documentation through the Online Books
feature in RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP. Product Manuals includes this Getting Results
Guide, as well as many reference guides, in an electronic book format. Select Help >
Product Manuals to access this documentation.
Accessing the Answer Station
The RSNetWorx Answer Station is a convenient link to the vast amount of helpful
information available on the Web for RSNetWorx users. This website can help increase
your productivity, ensure the success of your projects, and maximize your performance.
The Answer Station is divided into Documentation, Support, Downloads, and Services —
four straightforward categories that will help you:
Discover the scope of Rockwell’s offerings
Quickly navigate to the information you need
Access support information that will keep your project on track — including FAQs,
downloads, and Knowledgebase resources
Get the latest news about your product — documentation, Knowledgebase articles,
etc.
Easily find project jumpstart information — asset management, consulting, training,
and more
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To access the Answer Station, click Help > RSNetWorx Assistance on the Web.
Tutorial
RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP contains a product tutorial, which includes basic overview
information and specific tasks and examples for successfully working with the product.
This tutorial is available from Start > Programs > Rockwell Software > RSNetWorx >
RSNetWorx for EtherNet-IP Tutorial.
Training
One of the best ways to increase your proficiency at using Rockwell Software products is
to attend a Rockwell Software training program. Our training programs can help you
master the basics and show you how to unleash the full potential of our software.
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We offer a wide range of training programs, from regularly scheduled classes conducted at
Rockwell Software facilities, to custom-tailored classes conducted at your enterprise. The
size of each class is kept small intentionally to maximize student engagement.
If you would like more information about our training programs, visit the Rockwell
Software site on the World Wide Web or contact the Rockwell Software Training
Coordinator. Our World Wide Web address and telephone numbers appear on the inside
front cover of this document.
Note: For more information on Rockwell Software training, select Help > Support and Training from
within RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP.
Technical support
If you cannot find answers to your questions in the Getting Results with RSNetWorx for
EtherNet/IP guide, the online help, or the Online Books documentation, you can call
Rockwell Software Technical Support at the numbers listed on the inside front cover of
this guide. The technical support staff is available Monday through Friday from 8 A.M. to
5 P.M., except holidays.
When you call
When you call, you should be at your computer and prepared to give the following
information:
product serial number and product version number
The product serial numbers and version number can be found in the software by
selecting Help > About RSNetWorx
hardware you are using
operating system plus service packs, and version of Internet Explorer (if any) installed
exact wording of any errors or messages that appeared on your screen
description of what happened and what you were doing when the problem occurred
description of how you attempted to solve the problem
Note: For more information on Rockwell Software technical support, select Help > Support and
Training from within RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP.
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A
Activation
Rockwell Software’s products are copy-protected. Only a computer with access to the
activation key can run the software. The key is located in an activation file, which is
originally located on the Master disk supplied with the RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IPTM
product. The activation file contains one activation key per product. Each key contains
one or more licenses depending on how many copies of the product you have purchased.
Note: Store your Master disk in a safe place. If your activation becomes damaged, the Master disk
may be the only means to run your software in an emergency.
During the setup process, the setup program gives you the opportunity to move the
activation file from the Master disk to the root directory of the drive on which you’re
installing the software.
When you launch RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP, the software first checks your local hard
drives, then network hard drives, and finally local floppy drives for activation. If the
system fails to detect either the activation file or the Master disk, you will receive an error
message stating that activation is required to run the RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP
software; the software will run in Demo mode.
Note: Systems attached to extensive computer networks can take quite a while to search for activation
files on all available drives. You can use the CHECKDRIVES setting to specify and/or limit the drives
your software checks for activation files and to specify the order in which they are checked. Refer to
the activation utilities online help file by selecting Help > Copy Protection.
Protecting your activation files
Certain anti-virus software packages, such as Norton Anti-virus, can corrupt the activation files.
Configure your anti-virus software to avoid checking the files EVRSI.SYS and 386SWAP.PAR.
To avoid damaging your activation files, do not perform the following operations with
activation files on the hard drive.
Restore from backup
Upgrade the operating system
Reinstall the same version of DOS
Uninstall DOS
Compress or uncompress the hard drive
Defragmentation utilities will not harm activation files.
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Before running any type of utility that may modify the structure or organization of the
hard drive, remove activation from the hard drive by completing the following steps:
1. Use the Move Activation utility (EvMove) to move activation files from the hard
drive to an activation disk.
Do not use the Move Activation utility if Rockwell Software products are currently
running. Ensure all software programs are closed before running the EvMove utility.
Run EvMove by selecting Start > Programs > Rockwell Software > Utilities >
Move Activation.
2. Perform the hard disk operation.
3. Move the activation files back to the hard drive.
You must use the move utility, EvMove, to move activation files. Attempts to copy, move
or e-mail an activation file by other means will damage the file.
Activating RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP
Depending on your needs, you can activate RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP from any of the
following:
HARD DRIVE. The activation key resides on your computer’s hard disk. Use this method if
you will typically use RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP only on one computer. This option is
the default method if you activate RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP during installation. To run
RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP on a different computer, move the activation key back to the
Master disk, and then to the hard drive of the new computer.
DISKETTE DRIVE. The activation key resides on a floppy disk (activation disk). Use this
method if you will typically use RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP on more than one computer.
For example, if you want to run RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP on a desktop computer at
some times and a portable computer at others.
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NETWORK DRIVE. The activation keys reside on a network drive. Use this method if you
have purchased multiple licenses of the software and want several users to be able to
activate the software over a network. Refer to the online help for instructions on moving
activation to a network drive ( the “Finding more information about activation” section in
this chapter will assist you in accessing online help).
Running the activation utilities
The utilities for moving and resetting activation are called EvMove and Reset
respectively. Reset is used when an activation file has been damaged. The
EVMOVE.EXE and RESET.EXE files are located on your hard drive (located in
C:\Program Files\Rockwell Software\RSUtil if you accepted the default directory location
during installation). To run these programs, select Start > Programs > Rockwell
Software > Utilities > Move Activation or Reset Activation.
Finding more information about activation
The online help (COPYPROT.HLP) provides more extensive information on activation
including subjects such as:
KEYDISK. Set this environment variable to tell your computer to look for activation on
floppy drives
CHECKDRIVES. Specify which drives to search for activation
Network activation. Move activation to a network server to allow multiple users access to
the activation
MOVING ACTIVATION. See detailed instructions for moving activation
RESETTING ACTIVATION. See detailed instructions for using the Reset utility to repair a
damaged activation file
TROUBLESHOOTING. Look up error messages, get problem-solving suggestions
You can access online help:
from the Help button on one of the EvMove or Reset dialog boxes.
from RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP by selecting Help > Copy Protection from the
main menu.
without running either RSNetWorx for EtherNet or the activation utilities. From the
Windows Start menu, select Programs > Rockwell Software > Utilities > Activation
Help.
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Some common questions
The following are some common problems that people encounter with activation and their
solutions.
My activation files were damaged. What should I do?
If you have lost the activation because the activation file is damaged, you need to reset
activation. Follow the Reset Codes instructions on the Rockwell Software Technical
Support web page, or call the technical support telephone number. The web page and
telephone number are both listed on the inside front cover of this guide.
If you cannot obtain a reset code immediately, follow these instructions to use the Master
disk to activate the software as a temporary solution.
To use the Master disk to activate software:
1. Set the KEYDISK environment variable to TRUE. Please refer to the online help file
by selecting Start > Program Files > Utilities > Activation Help for more
information.
2. Insert your Master disk in the floppy drive.
3. Run your software as usual. Your software will find the activation on the Master disk.
I accidentally deleted the software directory on my hard drive. Do I need
to call Rockwell Software for replacement activation files?
No. Deleting the program files does not delete your activation. The activation files are not
stored in the program directory; they are located in the root directory. Your activation files
will not be lost unless you format the hard drive, tamper with hidden files in the root
directory, or perform certain other hard drive operations (refer to the “Protecting your
activation files” section in this chapter for more information).
To get the software running again, simply uninstall the software using the Control Panel’s
Add/Remove Programs, then reinstall the software, but do not move the activation when
given the opportunity.
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Why can’t I move activation to a new floppy disk on a Windows NT
system?
It has to do with a disk modification that NT does not allow. If you have access to a
Windows 95 or 98 machine, you can create a disk that will work under NT. Format a
floppy and move any activation file to it under Windows 95 or 98. (You can move the
activation back off the disk if you want to keep it where it was.) Then take that disk to
your Windows NT machine and move the activation to it.
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B
Glossary
Activation disk — Any disk (floppy or hard) containing an activation file. An activation disk
can be used to activate the software. This is different from a key disk (Master Disk) in that at
least one license of the software must be available on the activation disk to activate the software.
Activation file — A hidden, read-only, system file that “activates” a Rockwell Software product. The software will run only if your system can find the correct activation file.
Activation key — Activation files contain a database of activation keys. Each key is particular to a certain product and must be accessible on a local or remote drive for that product to run.
Connection — An open, logically binding communication path between two devices on a
EtherNet/IP network. Connections can be either point to point or multicast connection.
Connection ID — An identifier assigned to a particular connection between producers and
consumers that specifies select application information.
Connection type — The connection type indicates the data ownership of a node. It defines
the rule for how the connection entry controls outputs to the rack, module, or device. The following are standard connection types:
Exclusive Owner - specifies an independent connection where a single device
controls the output states in the target device. If you have an existing Exclusive Owner
connection to a target device, you cannot specify another Exclusive Owner or
Redundant connection to that same target device.
Input Only - specifies an independent connection where a device receives inputs
from the target device and sends configuration data to the network. An Input Only
connection does not send outputs; it only receives inputs. You can specify multiple
Input Only connections to the target device from different originators.
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Listen Only - specifies a dependent connection where a device receives inputs from
the target device, but does not send configuration data with the network. A Listen
Only connection only functions properly when another non-Listen Only connection
exists to the same target device. A Listen Only connection does not send outputs; it
only receives inputs. You can specify multiple Listen Only connections to the target
device from different originators.
Note: All Listen Only connections will be terminated when all non-Listen Only connections are
terminated.
Consumer — A node that receives data from a producer on a EtherNet/IP link.
Cut-through switching — Cut-through switching starts sending packets as soon as they enter a switch and their destination address is read. The entire frame is not received before a
switch begins forwarding it to the destination port. This reduces transmission latency between
ports, but it can propagate bad packets and broadcast storms to the destination port.
EtherNet/IP network — An industrial automation network standard that is sponsored by
EtherNet/IP International.
Hub — A hub is a common wiring point for star-topology networks. Hubs have multiple ports
to attach the different cable runs. Some hubs include electronics to generate and time the signal
between each hub port. Others act as signal splitters, similar to the multi-tap cable-TV splitters
you might use on your antenna coax. Some route the network signals to each active device in
series, while other hubs distribute received signals out all ports simultaneously.
Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping — This protocol constrains the
flooding of IP multicast traffic by dynamically configuring the switch interfaces so that multicast traffic is forwarded only to those interfaces associated with IP multicast devices.
Key disk — A floppy disk that can be used to activate the software even if that disk contains
zero licenses. The Master Disk is the only key disk. This differs from an activation disk in that
an activation disk must contain at least one license.
License — Authorization to use a specified number of instances of software. A product’s activation key contains a license for each copy of the software you have purchased. For example, if
you bought seven copies of RSLogix 5, then the RSLogix 5 key on the Master Disk contains
seven “licenses” of RSLogix 5. You can move an activation key for RSLogix 5 to seven different computers.
Master disk — This disk is supplied with the software. It contains a database of keys in an
“activation file” that enables the software to run. Be sure to store your Master Disk in a safe
place. If your activation file becomes damaged, the only way you can run your software (until
the activation is reset) is with your Master Disk.
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Multicast connection — A connection made from one node to many nodes. Multi-cast connections allow multiple consumer nodes the ability to receive data from a single producer
node.
Node — A node is a EtherNet/IP address. When a device is added to the network, it is assigned a node address..
Point-to-point connection — A connection made between two nodes only.
Producer — A node that is responsible for transmitting data on a EtherNet/IP link.
Router — A router is a device that forwards traffic between networks based on the network
layer information in the data and on the routing tables that it maintains. The router builds up a
logical picture of the overall network in its routing tables, and then uses this information to
choose the best path for forwarding network traffic.
Scanlist Configuration Tool (SCT) — A program that maps processor memory onto the
network and network data into processor memory. SCTs are scanner-specific; therefore, a
unique SCT is required for each type of scanner.
Scanner — A EtherNet/IP device that is a connection originator.
Scanner class device — A device that initiates connections and contains a scanlist. Refer to
the RSNetWorx for EtherNet/IP online tutorial for more information.
Scanner signature — Indicates a hexadecimal value, unique to the open scanner, that is assigned to scanner devices that originate scheduled connections. This value is stored in the open
scanner and in the offline configuration, and is used to determine if the offline configuration is
synchronized.
Store and forward switch — Store-and-forward switching buffers incoming packets in
memory until they are fully received and a cyclic redundancy check (CRC) is performed. This
reduces bad packets and collisions that can adversely effect the overall performance of the segment. However, the buffering adds latency to the processing time. The latency increases in proportion to the frame size.
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Switch — A switch evolved from the bridge. Like traditional bridges, switches build and
maintain internal tables that map Ethernet addresses to a port. A packet received on one port is
rapidly switched to the appropriate output port (typically within microseconds). Each port on
the switch is its own collision domain, so collisions between devices attached to the switch do
not occur.
A switch segments a network into many parallel dedicated lines to produce a contentionless,
scalable architecture. The switch establishes a direct line of communication between two ports
and maintains multiple simultaneous links between various ports. The switch uses addressing
information in each Ethernet frame to forward data only to the port connected to the destination
device. The switch manages network traffic by reducing media sharing since the traffic is directed only to the segment for which it is destined.
There are two basic methods of switching: cut-through and store-and-forward.
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Index
A
activation
damaged 40
disk 43
file 21, 37, 43
key 37, 43
moving 21, 41
utilities 39
adding a device 8
Answer Station 34
auto insert devices 15
auto map entries 15
C
CHECKDRIVES 37, 39
Class Instance Editor 28
classes, training 36
clearing messages 31
close 4
communication service 1
compressing the hard drive 37
configuring
devices 27
connection 43
connection configuration 15
connection ID 43
connection settings 16
connection status 15
connection type 43
consumer 44, 45
context-sensitive help 2, 6, 15, 29
control definitions 29
Control menu 4
ControlNet concepts 2
copy protection 37
copying
devices 6, 14
messages 31
creating a network configuration
cut-through switching 44
cutting devices 6, 14
6
D
DCOM 25
definitions 33
defragmentation utilities 37
deleting the software directory
design elements 3
device
adding 8
comparison states 7
configuring 27
diagnostics 7
document conventions iv
documentation set iii
download 1
40
E
edits enabled 8
EDS
devices 27
library 27
Registry Wizard 27
electronic book format iv, 34
email correspondence iv
error messages 11, 37
exploring RSNetWorx for ControlNet
3, 12
F
features and benefits 1
feedback iv
finding available networks
7
G
graph view
9
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H
hard drive space 22
hardware devices
available 7
diagnostics 7
favorite 7
hardware requirements
hiding messages 31
HTML reports 2
hub 44
moving
activation 21, 41
multicast connection 45
N
network
opening a configuration 6
network update interval 45
node 45
22
O
I
I/O data 2
informational messages
installation 21, 23
existing 25
intended audience iii
offline 1
online 1, 7, 15
online help iii, 29
opening a network configuration
11
P
pasting devices 6, 14
PCSC 45
PDF files iv
peer-to-peer data 2
point-to-point connection 45
printing a network configuration
producer 45
product manuals iv, 34
K
KEYDISK
39, 44
L
license 21, 44
listing hardware devices
available 7
favorites 7
Q
M
maintenance and diagnostics
master disk 21, 37, 44
maximize 4
menu bar 5
message codes 11
messages 31
clearing 31
copying 31
hiding 31
information 12, 16
view 11
minimize 4
move 4
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6
quick start
2
17
R
RAM 22
redundant 45
refresh tree and diagram 7
reinstalling DOS 37
release notes iii
resource usage 15
restore 4
restoring from backup 37
RSLinx iii, 23
RSNetWorx icon 4
RSNetWorx MD 2
6
S
saving a network configuration
scanner 45
scanner class device 45
scanner signature 45
scheduled bandwidth 45
scheduled node 45
SCT 45
size 4
software requirements 22
spreadsheet view 9
status bar 12, 16
step-by-step procedures 29
Store and forward switch 45
switch 46
symbol legend 7
system requirements 22
T
tasks 32
technical support 36
telephone number 36
title bar 4, 13
training 35
troubleshooting 31
installation 25
tutorial iv, 35
U
6, 14
uncompressing the hard drive 37
uninstalling
DOS 37
unscheduled node 45
upgrading the operating system 37
upload 1
W
warning messages 11
Web address 36
What’s This? help 30
Windows
2000 23
2000 Terminal Server
95 41
98 23, 41
ME 23
NT 23, 41
XP 23
23
Z
zoom selection
zoom in 7
zoom out 7
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