Getting Results Guide with RSNetWorx for ControlNet

Getting Results Guide with RSNetWorx for ControlNet
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Getting Results Guide
Publication CNET-GR001B-EN-E–March 2006
Supersedes Publication CNET-GR001A-EN-P
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RSLogix™ 5, RSLogix™ 500, RSLogix Guard PLUS™, GuardLogix™, RSLogix™
5000, RSNetworx™ for ControlNet™, RSNetworx™, RSNetworx™ for DeviceNet™,
RSNetWorx™ for EtherNet, RSNetWorx™ for EtherNet/IP, RSNetWorxMD™,
SoftLogix™ 5, Advanced Interface (A.I.) Series™, PLC-2®, PLC-5®, DH+™,
MicroLogix™, PanelBuilder™, PanelView™, SLC™, SLC™ 5/03, and SLC™ 500,
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Warranty
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This Rockwell Software product is warranted in accord with the product license. The
product's performance will be affected by system configuration, the application being
performed, operator control and other related factors.
The product's implementation may vary among users.
This manual is as up-to-date as possible at the time of printing; however, the
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The instructions in this manual do not claim to cover all the details or variations in the
equipment, procedure, or process described, nor to provide directions for meeting every
possible contingency during installation, operation, or maintenance.
Preface
2 • Welcome
Purpose of this document
This getting results guide provides you with information on how to install and navigate
the RSNetWorx™ for ControlNet™ software. It explains how to effectively use the
RSNetWorx for ControlNet software and how to access and navigate the online help.
Intended audience
We assume that you are familiar with:
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IBM® compliant personal computers
Microsoft® Windows® operating systems
RSLinx® Classic™ communications software
How does the getting results guide fit in with other Rockwell
Software product documentation?
The Getting Results with RSNetWorx for ControlNet 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, Online Books, 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 ControlNet, 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 ControlNet 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 ControlNet are in portable document
format (PDF), and must be viewed using the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader software included on
your RSNetWorx for ControlNet CD. You can install or run Acrobat Reader from the CD.
Tutorial
RSNetWorx for ControlNet contains a product tutorial that 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 ControlNet Tutorial.
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
Preface
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Purpose of this document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
Intended audience. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
How does the getting results guide fit in with other Rockwell Software product
documentation? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
Online help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
Product Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
Tutorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
Document conventions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
Feedback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
1 • Welcome to RSNetWorx for ControlNet
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Features and benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Understanding ControlNet concepts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Exploring RSNetWorx for ControlNet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Title bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Menu bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Online icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Toolbars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Network usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Hardware and Favorites views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Graph or Spreadsheet view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Diagnostics view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Message view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Status bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Exploring the Scanlist Configuration Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Title bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Menu bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Online icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Resource usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Scanlist entries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
File settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Status bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Quick Start steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Online mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Offline mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
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2 • Installing and Starting RSNetWorx for ControlNet
Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hardware requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Software requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Software Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing RSNetWorx for ControlNet software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing a client copy from a dedicated server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting RSNetWorx for ControlNet software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3 • Advanced Concepts
EDS-based devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EDS library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Class Instance Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ControlNet versus Remote I/O and DH+ networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RSLogix 5 and RSNetWorx integration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RSLogix 5 and RSNetWorx integration: Online without Allen-Bradley
remote I/O (RIO) usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RSLogix 5 and RSNetWorx integration: Offline without Allen-Bradley
remote I/O (RIO) usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RSLogix 5 and RSNetWorx integration: Offline with Allen-Bradley
remote I/O (RIO) usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RSLogix 5 and RSNetWorx integration: Online with Allen-Bradley
remote I/O (RIO) usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4 • Finding the Information You Need
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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A • Activation
Protecting your activation files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Activating RSNetWorx for ControlNet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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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What can I secure in RSNetWorx? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Glossary
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Index
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Welcome to RSNetWorx for ControlNet
RSNetWorx™ for ControlNet™ is a 32-bit Windows® application program that lets you
configure ControlNet networks. Using either a graphical or a spreadsheet representation
of your network, you can configure network-wide parameters and generate the networkwide schedule for all nodes with a ControlNet scanlist. Also bundled with RSNetWorx for
ControlNet is the Scanlist Configuration Tool (SCT), which is the scanner-specific
configuration tool. This program lets you define scanlist entries for certain scanners and
map scanner memory onto the network and network data into the scanner memory from
within RSNetWorx for ControlNet.
This chapter contains the following sections:
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Features and benefits
Understanding ControlNet concepts
Exploring RSNetWorx for ControlNet
Quick Start steps
Features and benefits
RSNetWorx for ControlNet has the following features:
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RSNetWorx supports RSAssetSecurity™. RSAssetSecurity is intended to improve the
security of your automation system by limiting access to those with a legitimate need.
RSAssetSecurity authenticates user identities and authorizes user requests to access a
FactoryTalk-enabled system. These security services are fully integrated into the
FactoryTalk Directory and are included as part of the FactoryTalk Automation
Platform that installs with many products. .
Device usages view displays usage percentages for factors such as minimum and
maximum CPU, and connection usages (when your device’s Electronic Data Sheet
(EDS) file contains capacity information) or raw transmission data information (when
your device’s EDS file does not contain capacity information). When edits are
enabled, you will get to see both current and pending device usage information.
Embedded EDS is supported. With this functionality, you can now change the state of
your device from unknown to known by uploading and registering its EDS, instead of
obtaining the EDS file from an external website or a CD.
PKTCS devices are supported.
A Windows-based point and click interface that allows you to easily configure
ControlNet networks.
Use of RSLinx Classic communication services, which allows you to browse online
through various networks, devices, bridges, etc., to choose the network you want to
view or edit.
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The ability to optimize your network by configuring network parameters, such as
network update time (NUT) and maximum scheduled or unscheduled addresses.
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, both the ControlNet network configuration
and the scanlist for the integrated scanners (PLC-5C processor, 1747 scanner) are
transferred, as well as the network schedule for all scanners.
The Scanner Configuration Tool configures both I/O and peer-to-peer data addresses.
Supports target devices for Rockwell Automation and third-party devices via
ControlNet International standard Electronic Data Sheet (EDS) files.
Integration with RSLogix5 software (release 4.0 and higher), allowing you to
configure, commission, and maintain a PLC-5C-based system on a ControlNet
network.
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.
If you have purchased an activation for RSNetWorx MD, you will also be able to:
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quickly detect and resolve conditions that arise when initially commissioning a
system, minimizing initial start-up times and costs.
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detect preventive maintenance needs within the devices on your network, thereby
preventing system downtimes.
Understanding ControlNet concepts
You begin configuring your ControlNet network by determining how many devices will
be connected to your network and the type of data the devices will be exchanging.
ControlNet provides the capabilities to exchange data in both a scheduled and
unscheduled fashion. (The details of the scheduling algorithms are presented in the
ControlNet International specification.) Scheduled bandwidth is generally used for time
critical, control process I/O data. Unscheduled data is generally used for less time critical
I/O exchanges as well as configuration operations (for example, upload, download, or
browse). RSNetWorx for ControlNet allows you to describe your scheduled traffic and
execute the tasks necessary to distribute this schedule to the devices on your network,
such as ControlLogix scanners, ControlNet PLC-5C processors, 1747 scanners, and other
vendor’s scanners that follow the ControlNet International specification.
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To schedule the ControlNet network, you must determine your data update requirements.
Typically you will set your Network Update Time (NUT) to the fastest data exchange
required. The NUT is the basic unit of scheduling on the ControlNet network. It defines a
periodic network cycle. If a valid schedule was specified, each node whose address is
between 1 and the maximum scheduled address will send its scheduled data (which is also
scheduled for transmission) during the scheduled portion of the NUT. If an invalid
schedule was specified (too much scheduled data to be transmitted within the NUT),
RSNetWorx informs you and you must either reduce the amount of scheduled data and/or
change the NUT. After all scheduled traffic is transmitted within a NUT, unscheduled data
is transmitted in round-robin fashion until the NUT expires.
You may also define the maximum scheduled node address for your ControlNet network.
This indicates the highest address that will be able to transmit in the scheduled (vs.
unscheduled) portion of the NUT. As well as indicating the Maximum Scheduled Node
Address, you may also configure the Maximum Unscheduled Node Address. This
indicates the highest address that will be able to transmit any information on the
ControlNet network. You enter these values into your configuration by utilizing the
Network Parameters tab on the Network Property pages.
Note: If the Maximum Unscheduled Node Address is set lower than the node address of the
workstation that is communicating with the network, then the workstation won’t be able to
successfully communicate with the network.
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Each device on the ControlNet network must be assigned a unique address. For devices
sending scheduled data, assign a node address between 1 and the maximum scheduled
node address. For all other devices, assign a node address between the maximum
scheduled node address + 1 and the maximum unscheduled node address (for further
information about the maximum scheduled and unscheduled node address, see page 4).
For example, if the maximum scheduled node address is 10 and the maximum
unscheduled node address is 20, then the devices sending scheduled data would be given a
node address between 1 and 10, and the devices sending unscheduled data would be given
a node address between 11 and 20.
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You continue configuring your network by determining the physical layout of the devices,
i.e., the amount of coaxial cable (to the nearest 100 meters) and/or the amount of fiber
optic cable (to the nearest 100 meters) needed. Also, you need to know how many and
what type of repeaters will be needed. Determine the longest path (in terms of delay time).
This is the worst-case data path through the network. After you have defined this worstcase path, you use the Media Configuration tab on the Network property pages of the
RSNetWorx for ControlNet software to enter the parameters of that path into your
configuration file.
Finally, you finish creating the configuration by defining connections between the nodes
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
(with integrated scanners) or RSLogix 5000 (with non-integrated scanners) to enter them
into your configuration for each of your ControlNet 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. However,
the PLC-5C processor requires the use of RSLogix 5 to set the Configuration Settings.
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Exploring RSNetWorx for ControlNet
Title bar
Menu bar
Toolbars
Network
usage
Hardware
view
Status bar
Message view
Favorites view
Network configuration
(Graph or Spreadsheet view)
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When you start RSNetWorx for ControlNet software, the RSNetWorx for ControlNet
window appears. It shows the current network (ControlNet is the default network
filename) in its view. The following illustration shows the RSNetWorx for ControlNet
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.
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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 ControlNet, and the
Minimize, Maximize, and Close button.
To view the Control Menu, 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.
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Menu bar
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The RSNetWorx for ControlNet 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 ControlNet.
Edit
Invoke actions such as cut, copy, and paste on selected items in the
network configuration.
View
Set and change RSNetWorx for ControlNet 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.
Tools
Launch the EDS Wizard.
Help
Access help options for RSNetWorx for ControlNet, ControlNet related
hardware, and other Rockwell Software products and services.
Online icon
The online icon displays in the right side of the RSNetWorx for ControlNet window at the
same level as the menu bar.
This icon indicates whether or not RSNetWorx for ControlNet 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 ControlNet is in offline mode. When online,
RSNetWorx for ControlNet writes information to the devices and to the offline file when
you save. When offline, RSNetWorx for ControlNet 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 ControlNet menu bar. RSNetWorx for ControlNet contains the
standard toolbar and the tools toolbar.
The following items appear on the RSNetWorx for ControlNet 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 place 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.
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The following items appear on the RSNetWorx for ControlNet tools toolbar.
Menu Selection
Description
View > Zoom-In
Increases the size of the 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 Classic. Allows you to browse once
and stop (single pass) or browse continuously (continuous
browse).
Network > Online
Places RSNetWorx for ControlNet 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.
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Icon
Menu Selection
Description
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.
Network usage
The Network Usage area allows you to obtain the edit resource, enabling and disabling
edits to the current ControlNet offline configuration file (*.xc) and online network, while
also displaying statistics such as current and pending network update time and scheduled
bandwidth.
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Hardware and Favorites views
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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 on the appropriate tab in the network configuration to display the
desired view.
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Diagnostics view
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RSNetWorx MD provides a hierarchal 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
Displays the troubleshooting page for
warning or error diagnostics
Starts or stops the
diagnostic scan
Displays a count
of diagnostics
by state
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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:
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an icon
an error 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 ControlNet.
This view may contain error, warning, and/or informational messages as indicated in the
following table:
Icon
Description
Error
Warning
Informational
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 left portion of the status bar displays informational messages about the operation of
RSNetWorx for ControlNet 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.
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The status bar, which is located at the bottom of the RSNetWorx for ControlNet main
window, provides information about the status of the software.
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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 (for example, a PLC5 processor). Using the Scanlist Configuration Tool, you can establish connections among
devices and their respective I/O components (identifying data 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
settings
File
settings
Messages
Status bar
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 ControlNet
section in this chapter.
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Menu bar
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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.
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 ControlNet 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 ControlNet is in offline mode. When online,
RSNetWorx for ControlNet writes information to the devices and to the offline file when
you save. When offline, RSNetWorx for ControlNet only updates the offline file when
you save.
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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.
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.
Connection > Auto Insert >
All Devices
Interrogates all devices that can have connections on the
ControlNet configuration and adds connections to
the scanlist.
Connection > Auto Insert >
Selected Devices
Interrogates selected devices that can have connections
in the EtherNet/IP configuration and adds connections
to the scanlist.
Connection > 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.
Icon
Description
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 all of the network aspects
related to the selected node, including node memory usage, node network usage, and
overall network usage. With this information, you can easily make changes to any scanlist
and readily identify how your changes affect the ControlNet network.
Scanlist entries
The scanlist entries enable you to perform tasks such as defining the connection targets
and inserting connections for the selected devices. You must be in edit mode to edit these
entries.
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File settings
File settings are only available for the PLC-5C processor. The file settings enable you to
define the files to be used by the scanlist entries for the selected device. You must be in
edit mode to edit these files. If you choose the auto address command, the necessary files
are selected for you; otherwise, you can specify your own files.
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:
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Online mode - Offline or Online
Edit mode - Monitor or Edit
Scanner type, series, and revision
Address number
Scanner mode - Remote Program, Program, Remote Run, or Run
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Quick Start steps
For some devices, you need additional RSLogix software to complete your network
configuration. Refer to the following table:
If you have the following
device in your network: Use this software to complete your configuration:
PLC-5C processors
RSLogix 5
SLC scanners
RSLogix 500
ControlLogix processors
RSLogix 5000
Important: 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
ControlNet 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 ControlNet software, you should follow the detailed procedures found in
the Quick Start, which is located in the RSNetWorx for ControlNet online help.
To access the software’s quick start, select Help > Quick Start from the RSNetWorx for
ControlNet window. To see information about any control on the RSNetWorx for
ControlNet or Scanlist Configuration Tool windows, remember to use the What’s This?
help.
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The fastest way to configure your ControlNet network is to let the RSNetWorx for
ControlNet software browse your online network for ControlNet devices and
automatically add them into your configuration. 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.
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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 ControlNet in the online mode is to create a new
ControlNet configuration. Once you create the configuration, an empty network displays
in the network configuration.
Next, go online and select a communication driver 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 - Configure your ControlNet network and save your configuration
After creating your new configuration and going online, you must configure your
ControlNet network by enabling edits to obtain the edit resource for the network. Once
you obtain the edit resource for the network, no other individual can simultaneously edit
the online network or the associated .xc file. Enabling edits also obtains exclusive write
access to the .xc file. Editing your network properties consists of tasks such as entering
the media configuration information, and setting network parameters (for example,
maximum scheduled node and maximum unscheduled node).
Note: At various times, you may want to save the work you have completed on your network
configuration. To save a configuration file (*.xc), click File > Save. If you save, keep in mind that
you will lose the edit resource. To obtain the edit resource again, click the Edits Enabled
checkbox.
Step 3 - 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 (for
example, a PLC-5 processor), 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.
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Step 4 - Define a connection target and save your schedule
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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 nodes on your
network manually. After defining your connection targets, the final step is to save your
configuration schedule and exit the Scanlist Configuration Tool.
Note: If you have not purchased the required activations for RSNetWorx, the advanced
capabilities described in steps 5 and 6 will not be available. For more information on these
advanced capabilities, contact your local Rockwell Automation sales office or see the following
topics in the RSNetWorx online help: RSNetWorx MD, RSNetWorx MD Service Monitor,
RSNetWorx Device Health Logging, and RSNetWorx Audit Logging.
Step 5 - 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.
Step 6 - Schedule network diagnostics
After diagnosing and troubleshooting your online network, you can schedule diagnostics
to occur for each network that has associated offline configuration file (*.xc) developed in
RSNetWorx, allowing you to support an unattended, background mode of diagnostic
operation. Further, via the RSNetWorx MD Service Monitor, you can start, stop, and
establish the startup mode for each network diagnostic schedule that you have configured.
Offline mode
Step 1 - Create a new configuration and describe your network topology
The first step in using RSNetWorx for ControlNet in the offline mode is to create a new
ControlNet configuration (File > New). Once you create the configuration, an empty
network displays in the network configuration.
Next, Enable Edits to obtain exclusive write access to the offline configuration file (*.xc).
After you obtain the edit resource, no other individual can simultaneously edit the offline
configuration file. In the edit mode, you can describe your network topology by doubleclicking 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.
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Step 2 - Configure your ControlNet network and devices
After creating your new configuration, you must configure your ControlNet network and
devices. This consists of tasks such as entering the media configuration information, and
setting network parameters (for example, maximum scheduled node and maximum
unscheduled node).
Note: At various times, you may want to save the work you have completed on your network
configuration. To save a configuration file (*.xc), click File > Save. If you save, keep in mind that
you will lose the edit resource. To obtain the edit resource again, click the Edits Enabled
checkbox.
Step 3 - 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 (for
example, a PLC-5C processor), use the Scanlist Configuration Tool. Once you open the
Scanlist Configuration Tool, you can either insert connections for the scanner nodes on
your network manually, or you can use the auto insert feature within the Scanlist
Configuration Tool to automatically insert the scanlist entries.
Step 4 - 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 for the scanner nodes on your
network manually. After defining your connection targets, the final step is to save your
configuration schedule and exit the Scanlist Configuration Tool.
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Installing and Starting RSNetWorx for
ControlNet
This chapter explains how to install and start RSNetWorx for ControlNet software. This
chapter includes information on the following:
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software compatibility
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 ControlNet, and then choose Help > Release Notes from the main menu.
Before You Begin
Before you begin to install RSNetWorx for ControlNet software, you should know 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
ControlNet software, the Setup program will prompt you to insert the RSNetWorx for
ControlNet Master disk into your disk drive. Then, the Move Activation utility will move
a unique key from the RSNetWorx for ControlNet Master disk to your hard disk. 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.
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System requirements
To run RSNetWorx for ControlNet, your system must meet the following hardware and
software requirements:
Hardware requirements
To run RSNetWorx for ControlNet, your system must meet the following hardware
requirements:
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Intel Pentium microprocessor, including hyper-threading models
32 MB of RAM; more memory is required for large networks
1184 MB of maximum disk space (EDS files take 587 MB). These sizes are based on
a Microsoft FAT file system. A Microsoft NTFS file system will use much less space.
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
Software requirements
To run RSNetWorx for ControlNet, you require one of the following operating systems:
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Microsoft Windows 2000 Terminal Server
Microsoft Windows 2003 Server (Service Pack 1)
Microsoft Windows 2003 Terminal Server
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Software Compatibility
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FactoryTalk Automation Platform (2.00.10)
RSLinx Classic (2.50.00)
RSLogix 5 (7.00.00)
RSNetworx for ControlNet 7.00.00 has also been tested with RSLogix 5000 (v12, v13,
v14, v15).
Note: It is recommended that you use all products from the same CPR release.
Installing RSNetWorx for ControlNet software
You can install one or more Rockwell Software products to a single personal computer.
Select the required Rockwell Software product and each required component for
installation.
Notes: While installing RSNetWorx for ControlNet 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.
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RSNetWorx for ControlNet 7.00.00 is a component of Rockwell Software's latest
Coordinated Product Release (CPR 7). RSNetWorx for ControlNet 7.00.00 (CPR 7) has
been tested with, and is compatible with, Rockwell Software's CPR 7 release of the
following products:
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To install RSNetWorx for ControlNet software, perform the following steps:
1. Start your operating system if it does not start automatically.
2. Insert the RSNetWorx for ControlNet 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 ControlNet CD-ROM.
Click OK. The selection dialog box appears.
3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to install RSNetWorx for ControlNet
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 ControlNet
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 ControlNet 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 ControlNet Software” section in this chapter.
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Starting RSNetWorx for ControlNet software
To create a desktop icon, click Start, and then select Programs > Rockwell Software >
RSNetWorx for ControlNet shortcuts, and drag the RSNetWorx for ControlNet 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 ControlNet does not start up or run properly, consider the following:
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Do you have the correct version of RSLinx Classic installed? RSNetWorx for
ControlNet requires RSLinx Lite 2.2 Service Pack 1 or later.
Does your computer have enough memory? RSNetWorx for ControlNet 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 ControlNet 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 ControlNet.
Have you checked the RSNetWorx Answer Station? In RSNetWorx, select Help >
RSNetWorx Assistance on the Web.
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To start RSNetWorx for ControlNet software, click Start, and then select Programs >
Rockwell Software > RSNetWorx (folder) > RSNetWorx for ControlNet (executable)
from the Start menu.
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EDS-based devices
Class Instance Editor
ControlNet versus Remote I/O and DH+ networks
RSLogix 5 and RSNetWorx integration
EDS-based devices
RSNetworx for ControlNet 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 ControlNet software, you can configure its target connection
configuration (attributes) and how it will communicate with other devices on the
ControlNet 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 ControlNet. The EDS files, which are provided by the
device manufacturers, contain configuration and identification information for the
devices.
RSNetWorx for ControlNet 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 ControlNet 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:
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obtain them on distribution diskettes that accompany the devices.
download them from ControlNet 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:
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http://www.controlnet.org (ControlNet International web site)
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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, a
ControlNet device that is not otherwise configurable with RSNetWorx for ControlNet.
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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ControlNet versus Remote I/O and DH+ networks
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The ControlNet network is designed optimally for predictable and repeatable delivery
of scheduled data (much like the Remote I/O network). This design also provides for
the delivery of unscheduled data, like the DH+ network, but makes it difficult to
predict unscheduled data transfer performance.
ControlNet and Ethernet are not equivalent networks and they are designed for
different purposes. Used correctly, these networks are complementary but not
competitive. Therefore, be aware that if you use ControlNet for applications with
predominant or heavy unscheduled traffic, you may be misapplying the network.
Data delivery for traffic on an Ethernet network is designed for first-come, first-served
delivery. Therefore, the delivery of a particular message on a lightly loaded Ethernet
network could be faster than on ControlNet. Also, for comparison, one maximum-size
Ethernet message (750 words) may be substituted with as many as seven ControlNet
unscheduled messages.
As a rule, if you expect to use small, unscheduled packets with fewer than 100 words
and do not expect heavy unscheduled network traffic, you can use either ControlNet
or Ethernet for unscheduled messaging with comparable performance. If you expect to
use larger packets and heavy traffic, you should use the Ethernet network.
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The PLC-5/C15 processor implementation of ControlNet 1.5 unscheduled messaging
simulates Programmable Controller Communication Command (PCCC) messaging
and therefore, does not support more than 128 words in a single message packet
(versus 255 words maximum allowable). As a result, PLC-5/C15 processors must
work twice as hard to send/receive unscheduled messages on ControlNet.
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Because ControlNet combines the functionality of an I/O network with that of an
informational network, you can use it in place of using Remote I/O and DH+ or Remote
I/O and Ethernet networks in combination. However, when you design your architecture,
keep the following considerations in mind.
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Buffer limitations are device-specific and can affect the total number of messages
handled by that device, thereby affecting overall performance. The following table
provides information about available product buffers for unscheduled connected and
unconnected messaging.
Product
Connected
Unconnected
PLC-5/C processor 32
20
1784-KTCx module 25
20
1756-CNB module
20/5**
64*
*This is not a fixed value; it is determined by the Network Update Time (NUT).
**The limit is five prior to firmware release A01.19 of the module and 20 with firmware
release A01.19 and later.
By their nature, connected messages require the use of buffers for longer periods of time
than do unconnected messages because the connection -- and thus the buffer -- remains in
use until the connection is ended. By contrast, with unconnected messages, a connection,
and its buffer, remains in use for only short periods of time.
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RSLogix 5 and RSNetWorx integration
To quickly and effectively use RSNetWorx for ControlNet and
RSLogix 5 in the online mode when Allen-Bradley remote I/O (RIO) is not a
consideration, perform the following steps:
Note: These steps assume that you have configured a communication driver with RSLinx Classic
for communication to your ControlNet network.
DEFINE
THE NETWORK LAYOUT
1. In RSNetWorx for ControlNet, define the hardware layout of your ControlNet
network. Complete the following:
a. Start RSNetWorx for ControlNet and select Network > Online.
b. On the Browse for Network dialog, select a communication path to your
ControlNet network, and then click OK. Allow the entire browse operation to
complete before proceeding to step 1c.
c. Click the Edits Enabled checkbox.
Note: If the Online/Offline Mismatch dialog appears, choose the use offline data
(download) option, and then click OK.
INSERT
CONNECTIONS
2. In RSNetWorx for ControlNet, define the connections needed by the PLC-5C for
ControlNet communication. To define these connections, complete the following:
a. In the network configuration, click a PLC-5C processor and then select Device >
Scanlist Configuration. RSNetWorx for ControlNet launches an instance of the
Scanlist Configuration Tool and displays the scanlist for the selected PLC-5C
processor.
The PLC-5C you are currently configuring is highlighted in green. In addition, the
node address of the PLC-5C is also displayed in the title bar.
b. Click the device that you want to insert a connection to, then select Connection >
Insert. On the Connection Properties dialog, specify all of the ControlNet
configuration properties associated with that connection. When complete, click
OK.
Repeat for each device that you want to connect to on your ControlNet network.
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Note: You can insert default connections to all of the devices on the ControlNet network
or a selected set of devices on the ControlNet network. Select Connection > Auto
Insert > All Devices to search all of the devices in the configuration and insert a pending
connection entry. Select Connection > Auto Address > All Entries to allow the
software to select the next available, unconfigured address and define the ControlNet
specific files (for example, status, configuration, data input, and data output) needed for
each connection.
3. Repeat step 2 for each PLC-5C on your ControlNet network.
Note: Keep in mind that a separate instance of the Scanlist Configuration Tool will be launched
for each PLC-5C that you are actively editing on your ControlNet network.
4. In RSNetWorx for ControlNet, select File > Save to save your work to the ControlNet
configuration file (*.xc). You will associate individual RSLogix 5 project files (.rsp) to
this file in the following sections.
When complete, minimize each instance of the Scanlist Configuration Tool. Then
minimize RSNetWorx for ControlNet.
ASSOCIATE
RSLOGIX 5 PROJECT FILE (*.RSP) WITH EACH PLC-5C
CONTROLNET CONFIGURATION FILE (*.XC) AND SPECIFY
AN
NODE IN THE
MODULE CONFIGURATION INFORMATION
5. In RSLogix 5, create a new project for a PLC-5C processor and associate the project
to the configuration file (*.xc) created in RSNetWorx for ControlNet. Complete the
following:
a. Start RSLogix 5, and then select Comms > Who ActiveGo Online.
b. In the Communications dialog, select a PLC-5C processor node, and then click
OK.
c. On the Default Program Rename dialog, enter a name for the selected PLC-5C
processor, and then click OK. The processor image is uploaded to the RSLogix 5
project file (*.rsp)
Note: If the PLC-5C already has a name, the Going to Online dialog is displayed. Click
Create New File.
d. In the Project tree control, select the Controller Properties icon. Click the right
mouse button and select Open. On the Controller Properties dialog, browse your
computer to find the ControlNet configuration file (*.xc) that you created in steps
2 and 3. In addition, be sure to specify the node address where the selected PLC5C resides on your ControlNet network, and then click OK.
Note: It is not necessary to enter a value for the ControlNet Source Link ID field. For
more information on the ControlNet Source Link ID field, see the RSLogix 5 online help.
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a. In the Project tree control, select the I/O Configuration icon. Click the right mouse
button and select Open. On the I/O Configuration - Chassis Table dialog, all of the
devices that this processor communicates with and associated I/O mapping
information are displayed.
b. Select the chassis that contains the module that you want to configure on the
ControlNet network. Click the right mouse button and select Display Chassis.
Each of the modules that this PLC-5C communicates with in that chassis are
automatically added and displayed by RSNetWorx for ControlNet.
c. Select the module type in that chassis that you want to configure. Click the right
mouse button and select Display Module. On the Module Configuration dialog for
the selected module, configure the module for your application. When complete,
click Accept Edits, and then click Close. Close all of the associated dialogs.
Repeat for each module in that chassis (if applicable).
d. You are prompted to download the configuration to the module. Click OK.
7. Enter the appropriate ladder logic for the PLC-5C processor.
8. Save the RSLogix 5 project file (*.rsp) for this PLC-5C processor. You are prompted
to upload current data table values; click Yes. At this point, the changes are committed
to the specified RSLogix 5 project file and all pending edit information is included in
the associated .xc file.
When complete, close the RSLogix 5 project file.
9. Repeat steps 5 through 8 for each PLC-5C processor on your ControlNet network.
Note: Be sure to specify a unique ControlNet node number for each PLC-5C processor on
your ControlNet network.
When complete, minimize RSLogix 5.
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6. Configure each module and store the configuration data in the processor’s data table.
To define these locations in RSLogix 5, complete the following:
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INTEGRATE RSLOGIX 5
EDITS
10. In RSNetWorx for ControlNet, integrate the changes made in RSLogix 5 for each
PLC-5C on the network to the configuration file (*.xc) created in steps 1 through 3.
Complete the following:
a. Maximize RSNetWorx for ControlNet and select the Edits Enabled checkbox. All
changes made in RSLogix 5 are automatically included as pending edits.
Note: In each instance of the Scanlist Configuration Tool, you can review the changes
made to the modules in RSLogix 5. These changes appear in blue text (pending edits).
b. In RSNetWorx for ControlNet (or any instance of the Scanlist Configuration
Tool), select File > Save to incorporate all of the pending RSLogix 5 changes into
the associated *.xc file. On the Save configuration dialog, select the correct save
option and click OK.
c. Minimize each instance of the Scanlist Configuration Tool.
Your system configuration is now complete.
SYNCHRONIZE
PLC-5C
THE
RSLOGIX 5
PROJECT FILE
(*.RSP)
WITH THE ONLINE
11. In RSLogix 5, open each project file (*.rsp) that was created for each PLC-5C node on
your network. Complete the following:
a. Open a RSLogix 5 project file (*.rsp).
b. Select Comms > Upload to save the network configuration in the ControlNet
configuration file (*.xc). Your offline network should match your online network.
c. Select Comms > Go Online.
Note: If you are prompted to save changes, click Yes.
d. Select Remote Run mode.
12. Repeat for each RSLogix 5 project file (*.rsp). When complete, RSLogix 5 and
RSNetWorx for ControlNet are synchronized.
For more information about the integration of RSLogix 5 and RSNetWorx for ControlNet,
contact Rockwell Software Technical Support.
RSLogix 5 and RSNetWorx integration: Offline without AllenBradley remote I/O (RIO) usage
To quickly and effectively use RSNetWorx for ControlNet and RSLogix 5 in the offline
mode when Allen-Bradley remote I/O (RIO) is not a consideration, and then download
that information to your online network, perform the following steps:
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DEFINE
THE NETWORK LAYOUT
1. In RSNetWorx for ControlNet, define the hardware layout of your ControlNet
network. Complete the following:
a. Start RSNetWorx for ControlNet and click the Edits Enabled checkbox.
b. In the Hardware view, select one of the devices on your ControlNet network (for
example, PLC-5C or adapter module) and drag it to the network configuration
area (either the Graph or Spreadsheet view). RSNetWorx for ControlNet
automatically assigns the next available node number to the device; if it is not
acceptable for your application, change the node number accordingly.
Repeat for each device on your ControlNet network.
c. Click an adapter module in the network configuration and specify the contents of
the chassis by selecting Device > Define Chassis. On the Define Chassis dialog
box, add all of the appropriate modules to that chassis to match the actual
hardware allocated on your network. When complete, click OK.
Repeat for each adapter module on your ControlNet network.
DEFINE
THE LOCAL RACK INFORMATION AND INSERT CONNECTIONS
2. In RSNetWorx for ControlNet, define the local rack information and insert the
connections needed by the PLC-5C for ControlNet communication. Complete the
following:
a. In the network configuration, click a PLC-5C processor and then select Device >
Scanlist Configuration. RSNetWorx for ControlNet launches an instance of the
Scanlist Configuration Tool and displays the scanlist for the selected PLC-5C
processor.
The PLC-5C you are currently configuring is highlighted in green.
b. Click Device > I/O File Allocation. Specify your local rack information, then
click OK.
c. Click the device that you want to insert a connection to, then select Connection >
Insert. On the Connection Properties dialog, specify all of the ControlNet
configuration properties associated with that connection. When complete, click
OK.
Repeat for each device that you want to connect to on your ControlNet network.
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for communication to your ControlNet network.
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Note: You can insert default connections to all of the devices on the ControlNet network
or a selected set of devices on the ControlNet network. Select Connection > Auto
Insert > All Devices to search all of the devices in the configuration and insert a pending
connection entry. Select Connection > Auto Address > All Entries to allow the
software to select the next available, unconfigured address and define the ControlNet
specific files (for example, status, configuration, data input, and data output) needed for
each connection.
3. Repeat step 2 for each PLC-5C on your ControlNet network.
Note: Keep in mind that a separate instance of the Scanlist Configuration Tool will be launched
for each PLC-5C that you are actively editing on your ControlNet network.
4. In RSNetWorx for ControlNet, select File > Save to save your work to the ControlNet
configuration file (*.xc). You will associate individual RSLogix 5 project files (.rsp) to
this file in the following sections.
When complete, minimize each instance of the Scanlist Configuration Tool. Then
minimize RSNetWorx for ControlNet.
ASSOCIATE
RSLOGIX 5 PROJECT FILE (*.RSP) WITH EACH PLC-5C
CONTROLNET CONFIGURATION FILE (*.XC) AND SPECIFY
AN
NODE IN THE
MODULE CONFIGURATION INFORMATION
5. In RSLogix 5, create a new project for a PLC-5C processor and associate the project
to the configuration file (*.xc) created in RSNetWorx for ControlNet. Complete the
following:
a. Start RSLogix 5.
b. Open a new project file by selecting File > New. On the Select Processor Type
dialog, specify the correct platform (ControlNet), PLC-5C processor (including
series and revision), processor name, communication driver, and node number for
a PLC-5C processor on your ControlNet network. Click OK.
Note: To work with a ControlNet network, you must specify one of the PLC-5C
processors that are followed by 1.5 suffix (for example, PLC-5/40C 1.5).
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6. Configure each module and store the configuration data in the processor’s data table.
To define these locations in RSLogix 5, complete the following:
a. In the Project tree control, select the I/O Configuration icon. Click the right mouse
button and select Open. On the I/O Configuration - Chassis Table dialog, all of the
devices that this processor communicates with and associated I/O mapping
information are displayed.
b. Select the chassis that contains the module that you want to configure on the
ControlNet network. Click the right mouse button and select Display Chassis.
Each of the modules that this PLC-5C communicates with in that chassis are
automatically added by RSNetWorx for ControlNet and displayed.
c. Select the module type in that chassis that you want to configure. Click the right
mouse button and select Display Module. On the Module Configuration dialog for
the selected module, configure the module for your application. When complete,
click Accept Edits, and then click Close. Close all of the associated dialogs.
Repeat for each module in that chassis (if applicable).
7. Enter the appropriate ladder logic for the PLC-5C processor.
8. Save the RSLogix 5 project file (*.rsp) for this PLC-5C processor. At this point, the
changes are committed to the specified RSLogix 5 project file and all pending edit
information is included in the associated .xc file. Close the RSLogix 5 project file.
9. Repeat steps 5 through 8 for each PLC-5C processor on your ControlNet network.
Note: Be sure to specify a unique ControlNet node number for each PLC-5C processor on
your ControlNet network.
When complete, minimize RSLogix 5.
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c. On the Select ControlNet Project dialog, browse your computer to find the
ControlNet configuration file (*.xc) that you created in steps 2 and 3. In addition,
specify the node address where the specified PLC-5C processor resides on your
ControlNet network, and then click OK.
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INTEGRATE RSLOGIX 5
EDITS
10. In RSNetWorx for ControlNet, integrate the changes made in RSLogix 5 for each
PLC-5C on the network to the configuration file (*.xc) created in steps 1 through 3.
Complete the following:
a. Maximize RSNetWorx for ControlNet and select the Edits Enabled checkbox. All
changes made in RSLogix 5 are automatically included as pending edits.
Note: In each instance of the Scanlist Configuration Tool, you can review the changes
made to the modules in RSLogix 5. These changes appear in blue text (pending edits).
b. In RSNetWorx for ControlNet (or any instance of the Scanlist Configuration
Tool), select File > Save to incorporate all of the pending RSLogix 5 changes into
the associated .xc file. On the Save configuration dialog, select the correct save
option and click OK.
c. Minimize each instance of the Scanlist Configuration Tool.
Your system configuration is now complete.
DOWNLOAD
CONTROLNET CONFIGURATION
PLC-5C SCANLIST
THE
CONTAINS THE
FILE
(*.XC)
THAT
11. Attach to the online ControlNet network and download the integrated configuration
file (*.xc). Complete the following:
a. Select Network > Online. On the Network Browse dialog, select the ControlNet
network to which you want to download the integrated configuration file (*.xc).
Click OK.
Note: If the Online/Offline Mismatch dialog appears, specify that you want to use the
offline data and download it to the network. Click OK.
If the Online/Offline Mismatch dialog does not appear, select Network >
Download.
b. Close RSNetWorx for ControlNet. Each instance of the Scanlist Configuration
Tool closes automatically.
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DOWNLOAD
AND SYNCHRONIZE THE
RSLOGIX 5
PROJECT FILE
(*.RSP)
PLC-5C
12. In RSLogix 5, open each project file (*.rsp) that was created for each PLC-5C node on
your network. Complete the following:
a. Select Comms > System Comms. On the Communications dialog, select the
appropriate node, and then click Download. You are prompted to proceed with the
download; click Yes.
b. You are prompted to keep the existing online configuration; click Yes. You are
prompted to continue with the download; click Yes.
c. On the Save Program As dialog, you are prompted to save the RSLogix 5 file;
click Save. You are then prompted to go online; click Yes.
d. Select Remote Run mode.
13. Repeat for each RSLogix 5 project file (*.rsp). When complete, RSLogix 5 and
RSNetWorx for ControlNet are synchronized.
For more information about the integration of RSLogix 5 and RSNetWorx for ControlNet,
contact Rockwell Software Technical Support.
RSLogix 5 and RSNetWorx integration: Offline with AllenBradley remote I/O (RIO) usage
To quickly and effectively use RSNetWorx for ControlNet and RSLogix 5 in the offline
mode when Allen-Bradley remote I/O (RIO) is a consideration, and then download that
information to your online network, perform the following steps:
Note: These steps assume that you have configured a communication driver with RSLinx Classic
for communication to your ControlNet network.
OPEN
THE
CONTROLNET
CONFIGURATION FILE
(*.XC)
AND DEFINE THE
NETWORK LAYOUT
1. In RSNetWorx for ControlNet, define the hardware layout of your ControlNet
network. Complete the following:
a. Start RSNetWorx for ControlNet and click the Edits Enabled checkbox.
b. In the Hardware view, select one of the devices on your ControlNet network (for
example, PLC-5C or adapter module) and drag it to the network configuration
area (either the Graph or Spreadsheet view). RSNetWorx for ControlNet
automatically assigns the next available node number to the device; if it is not
acceptable for your application, change the node number accordingly.
Repeat for each device on your ControlNet network.
c. Click an adapter module in the network configuration and specify the contents of
the chassis by selecting Device > Define Chassis. On the Define Chassis dialog
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box, add all of the appropriate modules to that chassis to match the actual
hardware allocated on your network. When complete, click OK.
Repeat for each adapter module on your ControlNet network.
DEFINE
THE LOCAL RACK INFORMATION
2. In RSNetWorx for ControlNet, define the local rack information needed by the
PLC-5C for ControlNet communication. Complete the following:
a. In the network configuration, click a PLC-5C processor and then select Device >
Scanlist Configuration. RSNetWorx for ControlNet launches an instance of the
Scanlist Configuration Tool and displays the scanlist for the selected PLC-5C
processor.
The PLC-5C you are currently configuring is highlighted in green. In addition, the
name of the PLC-5C is also displayed in the title bar.
b. Click Device > I/O File Allocation. Specify your local rack information, then
click OK.
c. Select File > Save to save your work to a ControlNet configuration file (*.xc).
You will associate individual RSLogix 5 project files (*.rsp) to this file in the
following sections.
When complete, close the Scanlist Configuration Tool.
3. Repeat step 2 for each PLC-5C on your ControlNet network, saving your changes to
the same ControlNet configuration file (*.xc) created in step 2c.
When complete, minimize RSNetWorx for ControlNet.
ASSOCIATE EACH PLC-5C TO THE CONTROLNET
(*.XC) AND DEFINE THE REMOTE I/O
CONFIGURATION FILE
4. In RSLogix 5, create a new project for a PLC-5C processor and associate the project
to the ControlNet configuration file (*.xc) generated in step 2. Complete the
following:
a. Start RSLogix 5.
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Note: To work with a ControlNet network, you must specify one of the PLC-5C
processors that are followed by 1.5 suffix (for example, PLC-5/40C 1.5).
c. On the Select ControlNet Project dialog, click Browse to find the location where
your ControlNet configuration files (*.xc) reside. On the Open dialog, find the
appropriate directory location on your computer, and then select the name for the
ControlNet configuration file created in step 2c. When complete, click Open.
When you return to the Select ControlNet Project dialog, specify the node address
where the specified PLC-5C processor resides on your ControlNet network, and
then click OK.
5. Configure the remote I/O data table settings for your ControlNet network. Complete
the following:
a. In the Project tree control, select the Channel Configuration icon. Click the right
mouse button and select Open.
b. Coordinate your remote I/O channel settings for your specific application. When
complete, click Apply, and then close all associated dialogs.
c. When complete, close the Edit Channel Properties dialog.
6. Select File > Save to save your RSLogix 5 project file (*.rsp). Specify a name for your
RSLogix 5 project file, and then click Save. All changes will also be associated to the
ControlNet configuration file (*.xc) that you created in step 4.
When complete, close the RSLogix 5 project file.
7. Complete steps 4 through 6 for each PLC-5C on your ControlNet network. Note that
for each PLC-5C on your network, you will associate the same ControlNet
configuration file (*.xc) specified in step 2c.
When complete, minimize RSLogix 5.
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b. Open a new project file by selecting File > New. On the Select Processor Type
dialog, specify the correct platform (ControlNet), PLC-5C processor (including
series and revision), processor name, communication driver, and node number for
a PLC-5C processor on your ControlNet network. Click OK.
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INSERT
CONNECTIONS
8. In RSNetWorx for ControlNet, define the data table input, output, and integer file
locations needed by the PLC-5C for ControlNet communication. To define these
locations, complete the following:
a. Maximize RSNetWorx for ControlNet and click the Edits Enabled checkbox. A
separate instance of the Scanlist Configuration Tool will be launched for each
PLC-5C that you are actively editing on your ControlNet network.
Note: When working offline, the number of scanners (for example, PLC-5C processors)
that can be scheduled on a ControlNet network are dependent upon the particular
operating system and the amount of RAM installed on the computer. For more
information, see the capacity document.
b. In the network configuration of RSNetWorx for ControlNet, click a PLC-5C
processor and then select Device > Scanlist Configuration. RSNetWorx for
ControlNet displays the instance of the Scanlist Configuration Tool that contains
the scanlist for the selected PLC-5C processor. The PLC-5C you are currently
configuring is highlighted in green. In addition, the PLC-5C is also displayed in
the title bar.
c. Click the device that you want to insert a connection to, then select Connection >
Insert. On the Connection Properties dialog, specify all of the ControlNet
configuration properties associated with that connection. When complete, click
OK.
Repeat for each device that you want to connect to on your ControlNet network.
Note: You can insert default connections to all of the devices on the ControlNet network
or a selected set of devices on the ControlNet network. Select Connection > Auto
Insert > All Devices to search all of the devices in the configuration and insert a pending
connection entry. Select Connection > Auto Address > All Entries to allow the
software to select the next available, unconfigured address and define the ControlNet
specific files (for example, status, configuration, data input, and data output) needed for
each connection.
9. Repeat step 8 for each PLC-5C on your ControlNet network.
10. In RSNetWorx for ControlNet, select File > Save to save your work to the ControlNet
configuration file (*.xc).
When complete, minimize each instance of the Scanlist Configuration Tool. Then
minimize RSNetWorx for ControlNet.
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MODULE CONFIGURATION INFORMATION
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11. In RSLogix 5, configure each module and store the configuration data in the
processor’s data table. To define these locations in RSLogix 5, complete the
following:
a. Maximize RSLogix 5.
b. Open the RSLogix 5 project file (*.rsp) for a PLC-5C processor.
c. In the Project tree control, select the I/O Configuration icon. Click the right mouse
button and select Open. On the I/O Configuration - Chassis Table dialog, all of the
devices that this processor communicates with and associated I/O mapping
information are displayed.
d. Select the chassis that contains the module that you want to configure on the
ControlNet network. Click the right mouse button and select Display Chassis.
Each of the modules that this PLC-5C communicates with in that chassis are
automatically added by RSNetWorx for ControlNet and displayed.
Select the module type in that chassis that you want to configure. Click the right
mouse button and select Display Module. On the Module Configuration dialog for
the selected module, configure the module for your application. When complete,
click Accept Edits, and then click Close. Close all of the associated dialogs.
Repeat for each module in that chassis (if applicable).
Note: RSNetWorx for ControlNet will be displayed, signifying that changes have been
made in RSLogix 5. Minimize RSNetWorx for ControlNet.
12. Enter the appropriate ladder logic for the PLC-5C processor.
13. Select File > Save to save the RSLogix 5 project file (*.rsp) for this PLC-5C
processor. At this point, the changes are committed to the specified RSLogix 5 project
file and all pending edit information is included in the associated .xc file. Close the
RSLogix 5 project file.
14. Repeat steps 11 through 13 for each PLC-5C processor on your ControlNet network.
When complete, minimize RSLogix 5.
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INTEGRATE RSLOGIX 5
EDITS
15. In RSNetWorx for ControlNet, integrate the changes made in RSLogix 5 for each
PLC-5C on the network to the ControlNet configuration file (*.xc) created in step 2c.
Complete the following:
a. Maximize RSNetWorx for ControlNet and select the Edits Enabled checkbox. All
changes made in RSLogix 5 are automatically included as pending edits.
Note: In each instance of the Scanlist Configuration Tool, you can review the changes
made to the modules in RSLogix 5. These changes appear in blue text (pending edits).
b. In RSNetWorx for ControlNet (or any instance of the Scanlist Configuration
Tool), select File > Save to incorporate all of the pending RSLogix 5 changes into
the associated ControlNet configuration file (*.xc). On the Save configuration
dialog, select the correct save option and click OK.
c. Minimize each instance of the Scanlist Configuration Tool.
Your system configuration is now complete.
DOWNLOAD
CONTROLNET CONFIGURATION
PLC-5C SCANLIST
THE
CONTAINS THE
FILE
(*.XC)
THAT
16. In RSNetWorx for ControlNet, attach to the online ControlNet network and download
the integrated ControlNet configuration file (*.xc). Complete the following:
a. Select Network > Online. On the Network Browse dialog, select the ControlNet
network to which you want to download the integrated configuration file (*.xc).
Click OK.
Note: If the Online/Offline Mismatch dialog appears, specify that you want to use the
offline data and download it to the network. Click OK.
If the Online/Offline Mismatch dialog does not appear, select Network >
Download.
b. Close RSNetWorx for ControlNet. Each instance of the Scanlist Configuration
Tool closes automatically.
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AND SYNCHRONIZE THE
RSLOGIX 5
PROJECT FILE
(*.RSP)
PLC-5C
17. In RSLogix 5, open each project file (*.rsp) that was created for each PLC-5C node on
your network. Complete the following:
a. Select Comms > System Comms. On the Communications dialog, select the
appropriate node, and then click Download. You are prompted to proceed with the
download; click Yes.
b. You are prompted to keep the existing online configuration; click Yes. You are
prompted to continue with the download; click Yes.
c. On the Save Program As dialog, you are prompted to save the RSLogix 5 file;
click Save. You are then prompted to go online; click Yes.
d. Select Remote Run mode.
18. Repeat for each RSLogix 5 project file (*.rsp). When complete, RSLogix 5 and
RSNetWorx for ControlNet are synchronized.
For more information about the integration of RSLogix 5 and RSNetWorx for ControlNet,
contact Rockwell Software Technical Support.
RSLogix 5 and RSNetWorx integration: Online with AllenBradley remote I/O (RIO) usage
To quickly and effectively use RSNetWorx for ControlNet and RSLogix 5 in the online
mode when Allen-Bradley remote I/O (RIO) is a consideration, perform the following
steps:
Note: These steps assume that you have configured a communication driver with RSLinx Classic
for communication to your ControlNet network.
OPEN
THE
CONTROLNET
CONFIGURATION FILE
(*.XC)
AND DEFINE THE
NETWORK LAYOUT
1. In RSNetWorx for ControlNet, define the hardware layout of your ControlNet
network. Complete the following:
a. Start RSNetWorx for ControlNet and select Network > Online.
b. On the Browse for Network dialog, select a communication path to your
ControlNet network, and then click OK. Allow the entire browse operation to
complete before proceeding. The entire network configuration is displayed.
Note: If the Online/Offline Mismatch dialog appears, choose the use the offline data
(download) option, and then click OK.
c. Click the Edits Enabled checkbox.
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THE LOCAL RACK INFORMATION
2. In RSNetWorx for ControlNet, define the local rack information needed by the
PLC-5C for ControlNet communication. Complete the following:
a. In the network configuration, click a PLC-5C processor and then select Device >
Scanlist Configuration. RSNetWorx for ControlNet launches an instance of the
Scanlist Configuration Tool and displays the scanlist for the selected PLC-5C
processor. The local rack information is automatically obtained for the selected
PLC-5C processor.
The PLC-5C you are currently configuring is highlighted in green. In addition, the
name of the PLC-5C is also displayed in the title bar.
b. Select File > Save to save your work to a ControlNet configuration file (*.xc).
You will associate individual RSLogix 5 project files (*.rsp) to this file in the
following sections.
When complete, close the Scanlist Configuration Tool.
3. Repeat step 2 for each PLC-5C on your ControlNet network, saving your changes to
the same ControlNet configuration file (*.xc) created in step 2b.
When complete, minimize RSNetWorx for ControlNet.
ASSOCIATE EACH PLC-5C TO THE CONTROLNET
(*.XC) AND DEFINE THE REMOTE I/O
CONFIGURATION FILE
4. In RSLogix 5, create a new project for a PLC-5C processor and associate the project
to the ControlNet configuration file (*.xc) generated in step 2. Complete the
following:
a. Start RSLogix 5, and then select Comms > Who ActiveGo Online.
b. In the Communications dialog, select a PLC-5C processor node, and then click
OK.
c. On the Default Program Rename dialog, enter a name for the selected PLC-5C
processor, and then click OK. The processor image is uploaded to the RSLogix 5
project file (*.rsp).
Note: If the PLC-5C already has a name, the Going to Online dialog is displayed. Click
Create New File.
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When complete, click Open.
When you return to the ControlNet Properties dialog, specify the node address
where the specified PLC-5C processor resides on your ControlNet network, and
then click OK.
Note: It is not necessary to enter a value for the ControlNet Source Link ID field. For
more information on the ControlNet Source Link ID field, see the RSLogix 5 online help.
5. Configure the remote I/O data table settings for your ControlNet network. Complete
the following:
a. In the Project tree control, select the Channel Configuration icon. Click the right
mouse button and select Open.
b. Coordinate your remote I/O channel settings for your specific application. When
complete, click Apply, and then close all associated dialogs.
c. When complete, close the Edit Channel Properties dialog.
d. Select File > Save to save your RSLogix 5 project file (*.rsp). Specify a name for
your RSLogix 5 project file, and then click Save. You are prompted to upload your
changes; click Yes. At this point, the changes are committed to the specified
RSLogix 5 project file. In addition, all changes will also be associated to the
ControlNet configuration file (*.xc) that you created in step 4.
e. When complete, close the RSLogix 5 project file.
6. Complete steps 4 through 6 for each PLC-5C on your ControlNet network. Note that
for each PLC-5C on your network, you will associate the same ControlNet
configuration file (*.xc) specified in step 1d. When complete, minimize RSLogix 5.
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d. In the Project tree control, select the Controller Properties icon. Click the right
mouse button and select Open. On the Controller Properties dialog, click Browse
to find the directory location where your ControlNet configuration files (*.xc)
reside. On the Open dialog, find the appropriate directory location on your
computer, and then select the name for the ControlNet configuration file created in
step 4.
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INSERT
CONNECTIONS
7. In RSNetWorx for ControlNet, define the connections needed by the PLC-5C for
ControlNet communication. To define these connections, complete the following:
a. Maximize RSNetWorx for ControlNet and click the Edits Enabled checkbox. A
separate instance of the Scanlist Configuration Tool will be launched for each
PLC-5C that you are actively editing on your ControlNet network.
Note: When working online, the number of scanners (for example, PLC-5C processors)
that can be scheduled on a ControlNet network are dependent upon the particular
communications device and operating system. For more information, see the capacity
document.
b. In the network configuration, click a PLC-5C processor and then select Device >
Scanlist Configuration. RSNetWorx for ControlNet launches an instance of the
Scanlist Configuration Tool and displays the scanlist for the selected PLC-5C
processor.
The PLC-5C you are currently configuring is highlighted in green. In addition, the
name of the PLC-5C is also displayed in the title bar.
8. Click the device that you want to insert a connection to, then select Connection >
Insert. On the Connection Properties dialog, specify all of the ControlNet
configuration properties associated with that connection.
When complete, click OK.
Repeat for each device that you want to connect to on your ControlNet network.
Note: You can insert default connections to all of the devices on the ControlNet network or a
selected set of devices on the ControlNet network. Select Connection > Auto Insert > All
Devices to search all of the devices in the configuration and insert a pending connection
entry. Select Connection > Auto Address > All Entries to allow the software to select the
next available, unconfigured address and define the ControlNet specific files (for example,
status, configuration, data input, and data output) needed for each connection.
9. Repeat step 8 for each PLC-5C on your ControlNet network.
Note: Keep in mind that a separate instance of the Scanlist Configuration Tool will be
launched for each PLC-5C that you are actively editing on your ControlNet network.
10. In RSNetWorx for ControlNet, select File > Save to save your work to the ControlNet
configuration file (*.xc).
When complete, minimize each instance of the Scanlist Configuration Tool. Then
minimize RSNetWorx for ControlNet.
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MODULE CONFIGURATION INFORMATION
11. Configure each module and store the configuration data in the processor’s data table.
To define these locations in RSLogix 5, complete the following:
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b. On the Going to Online Programming State dialog, click Upload Logic, Merge
with Existing Files Comments/Symbols Database. The processor image is
uploaded to the RSLogix 5 project file (*rsp).
c. In the Project tree control, select the I/O Configuration icon. Click the right mouse
button and select Open. On the I/O Configuration - Chassis Table dialog, all of the
devices that this processor communicates with and associated I/O mapping
information are displayed.
d. Select the chassis that contains the module that you want to configure on the
ControlNet network. Click the right mouse button and select Display Chassis.
Each of the modules that this PLC-5C communicates with in that chassis are
automatically added by RSNetWorx for ControlNet and displayed.
e. Select the module type in that chassis that you want to configure. Click the right
mouse button and select Display Module. On the Module Configuration dialog
for the selected module, configure the module for your application. When
complete, click Accept Edits, and then click Close. Close all of the associated
dialogs.
Repeat for each module in that chassis (if applicable).
Note: RSNetWorx for ControlNet will be displayed, signifying that changes have been
made in RSLogix 5. Minimize RSNetWorx for ControlNet.
12. Enter the appropriate ladder logic for the PLC-5C processor.
13. Select File > Save to save the RSLogix 5 project file (*.rsp) for this PLC-5C
processor.
14. Select Comms > Download. You are prompted to keep existing changes; click Yes.
At this point, the changes are committed to the specified RSLogix 5 project file and all
pending edit information is included in the associated .xc file. Close the RSLogix 5
project file.
15. Repeat steps 11 through 14 for each PLC-5C processor on your ControlNet network.
Note: Be sure to specify a unique ControlNet node number for each PLC-5C processor on
your ControlNet network.
When complete, minimize RSLogix 5.
INTEGRATE RSLOGIX 5
EDITS
16. In RSNetWorx for ControlNet, integrate the changes made in RSLogix 5 to the
ControlNet configuration file (*.xc) created in step 2 for each PLC-5C on the network.
Complete the following:
a. Maximize RSNetWorx for ControlNet and select the Edits Enabled checkbox. All
changes made in RSLogix 5 are automatically included as pending edits.
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a. In RSLogix 5, open a RSLogix 5 project file (*.rsp) for a PLC-5C and select
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Note: In each instance of the Scanlist Configuration Tool, you can review the changes
made to the modules in RSLogix 5. These changes appear in blue text (pending edits).
b. In RSNetWorx for ControlNet (or any instance of the Scanlist Configuration
Tool), select File > Save to incorporate all of the pending RSLogix 5 changes into
the associated ControlNet configuration file (*.xc). On the Save configuration
dialog, select the correct save option and click OK.
c. Close RSNetWorx for ControlNet. Notice that each instance of the Scanlist
Configuration Tool closes automatically.
Your system configuration is now complete.
SYNCHRONIZE
PLC-5C
THE
RSLOGIX 5
PROJECT FILE
(*.RSP)
WITH THE ONLINE
17. In RSLogix 5, open each project file (*.rsp) that was created for each PLC-5C node on
your network. Complete the following:
a. Open a RSLogix 5 project file (*.rsp).
b. Select Comms > Upload to save the network configuration in the ControlNet
configuration file (*.xc). Your offline network should match your online network.
c. Select Comms > Go Online.
d. Select Remote Run mode.
18. Repeat for each RSLogix 5 project file (*.rsp). When complete, RSLogix 5 and
RSNetWorx for ControlNet are synchronized.
For more information about the integration of RSLogix 5 and RSNetWorx for ControlNet,
contact Rockwell Software Technical Support.
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Finding the Information You Need
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Use the online help
Access the 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 ControlNet 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 ControlNet:
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choose Contents from the Help menu on the RSNetWorx for ControlNet main window
click Help on any RSNetWorx for ControlNet 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 Current Maximum Scheduled Address was selected.
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.
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.
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For example, if you select the CNET:8116 message code shown here and press F1, the
“This network is configured and there is no offline configuration” troubleshooting help
topic displays.
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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
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Within the RSNetWorx for ControlNet help, blue highlighted text with an underline
indicates a pop-up definition or a link to a related topic. For example, in the Configure
network parameters help topic, network update time, maximum scheduled address,
maximum unscheduled address, media redundancy, and network name are pop-up
definitions.
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Accessing the Product Manuals
You can gain immediate access to product documentation through the product manuals
feature in RSNetWorx for DeviceNet. Product manuals include 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:
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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
To access the Answer Station, click Help > RSNetWorx Assistance on the Web.
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Tutorial
RSNetWorx for ControlNet 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 ControlNet Tutorial.
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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.
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 ControlNet.
Technical support
If you cannot find answers to your questions in the Getting Results with RSNetWorx for
ControlNet 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. You can also access the Rockwell Software Online Support Library and receive
information about Autofax Product Information System from the web site listed on the
inside front cover of this guide.
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When you call
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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 ControlNet.
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When you call, you should be at your computer and prepared to give the following
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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 ControlNet
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 ControlNet, 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 ControlNet 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
To avoid damaging your activation files, do not perform the following operations with
activation files on the hard drive.
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Restore from backup
Upgrade the operating system
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 ControlNet
Depending on your needs, you can activate RSNetWorx for ControlNet 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 ControlNet only on one computer. This is the
default method if you activate RSNetWorx for ControlNet during installation. To run
RSNetWorx for ControlNet 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 ControlNet on more than one computer,
for example, if you want to run RSNetWorx for ControlNet on a desktop computer at
some times and a portable computer at others.
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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:
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from the Help button on one of the EvMove or Reset dialog boxes.
from RSNetWorx for ControlNet by selecting Help > Copy Protection from the main
menu.
without running either RSNetWorx for ControlNet or the activation utilities. From the
Windows Start menu, select Programs > Rockwell Software > Utilities > Activation
Help.
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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 (refer to the “Finding more information about activation”
section in this chapter to access online 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?
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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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Security
This first release of RSAssetSecurity™ is intended to improve the security of your
automation system by limiting access to those with a legitimate need. RSAssetSecurity
authenticates user identities and authorizes user requests to access a FactoryTalk-enabled
system. These security services are fully integrated into the FactoryTalk Directory and are
included as part of the FactoryTalk Automation Platform that installs with many products.
Although security services are always present wherever FactoryTalk is installed, you must
purchase and install activations in order to add more than 10 user accounts to a Network
Directory and use security services across a networked system on multiple computers.
Activations are not required to add 10 or fewer user accounts to a Network Directory. In
addition, activations are not required to add user accounts to a Local Directory; security
services are freely available when used in a stand-alone system on a single computer.
For more information on how to use security services, refer to RSAssetSecurity’s Online
help.
How do I set up security in RSNetWorx?
RSNetWorx 7.00.00 (CPR 7) supports RSAssetSecurity. RSAssetSecurity™ is intended
to improve the security of your automation system by limiting access to those with a
legitimate need. RSAssetSecurity authenticates the identities of users and authorizes user
requests to access a FactoryTalk-enabled system against a set of defined user accounts and
access privileges held in the FactoryTalk Directory. For more information on
RSAssetSecurity, refer to the ‘About RSAssetSecurity’ topic in RSNetWorx for
ControlNet Online Help.
Follow the steps below to secure RSNetWorx:
1. Install FactoryTalk Automation Platform from RSNetWorx Optional Steps Install
screen. (During the FactoryTalk Automation Platform install you configure the
FactoryTalk Directory.)
2. Install RSNetWorx from RSNetWorx Required Steps Install screen.
Note: For more information on FactoryTalk, FactoryTalk Automation Platform, FactoryTalk
Administration Console, and FactoryTalk Directory, refer to the Glossary.
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3. While running RSNetWorx’s installation wizard, you will see the Enable Security and
Select a FactoryTalk Directory install screen (shown below). On this screen, select the
‘Enable security’ option. And then select the FactoryTalk directory (Network or
Local) that will be used to authenticate and authorize user access.
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5. Enter the username and password you created while configuring the FactoryTalk
Directory.
6. Click Next to finish installing RSNetWorx.
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4. Click Next to go to the Add Security Policies to the FactoryTalk Directory screen (see
the following figure). On this screen, make sure the Log on to the … FactoryTalk
Directory text shows the directory you chose on the previous screen.
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What can I secure in RSNetWorx?
RSNetWorx implements RSAssetSecurity through three securable actions: Access,
Modify, and Go Online. These securable actions let you restrict user access to actions,
such as opening a project file, creating a new project file, making changes to a project file,
uploading or downloading to a device, browsing to a device from the network, viewing
the properties of a device, etc., in RSNetWorx.
Securable action
Description
Access
The Access securable action allows you to perform actions
such as opening an offline project file for viewing, viewing
the properties of a device, etc.
Modify
The Modify securable action allows you to perform actions
such as creating a project file, making changes to a project
file, saving any pending edits, etc.
Note: To modify a project file, you need both Access (to open the file)
and Modify (to make changes) securable actions.
Go Online
The Go Online securable action allows you to download
information saved in a project file or upload information
into a project file, as well as browse to a device on the
network.
Note:
„ To download information saved in an existing project file, you need
Access (to open the file), Go Online (to go online to prepare to
download), and Modify (to download) securable actions.
„ To upload information into an existing project file, you need Access
(to open the file), Go Online (to go online to prepare to upload), and
Modify (to upload) securable actions.
To upload information into a new project file, you need Go Online (to
go online to upload) securable action.
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1. Start FactoryTalk Administration Console from Start > Programs > Rockwell
Software > FactoryTalk Administration Console. You will see the Log On to
FactoryTalk screen, as shown below.
2. Enter your username and password, and select the directory you want to log on to.
(The username and password were set when you set up an account during FactoryTalk
Directory configuration.)
Tips for choosing a directory:
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Click Network to access Network (also called Distributed) applications on the
Network Directory Server.
Click Local to access Local (also called Stand-alone) applications on the Local
Directory. Local applications are always located on your local computer. You
cannot access local applications remotely.
If you cannot log on to a particular directory on your computer, it may be because
it has not yet been configured. For more information, refer to the Right
FactoryTalk Directory is not configured on this computer topic in FactoryTalk
help. You can launch FactoryTalk Help from FactoryTalk Administration Console.
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To allow or deny user access to one or more of the above securable actions, you will need
to:
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3. In FactoryTalk Administration Console, click on the RSNetWorx folder (located
under System > Policies > Product Policies), to expand it. You will see the Feature
Security file.
4. Double-click the Feature Security file to launch the Feature Security Properties dialog
box.
5. In the Feature Security Properties dialog box, click the securable action you want to
grant the user access to.
6. In the Configure Securable Action dialog box, from the list of users, select the user
you want to grant access to, and click Add.
Note: For more information on FactoryTalk and RSAssetSecurity, refer to RSNetWorx for
ControlNet Online Help.
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Glossary
Active keeper — The active keeper is the node responsible for sending a periodic keeper
broadcast on a ControlNet network and responding to requests for scanner signatures from
any other nodes with scheduled connections on that network. The periodic keeper
broadcast sent by the active keeper is a transparent scheduled message containing
information about:
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which keeper should be active
the overall network signature
any pending network change operations and network management resources
All networks must have an active keeper to change the ControlNet network or start
scheduled connections. After joining the network, any new node with scheduled
connections will communicate with the active keeper to verify scanner signatures for the
ControlNet configuration. If the scanner signatures are compatible, the node can join the
network and scheduled connections begin.
If more than one keeper capable node exists on the network, only one of those nodes can
be the active keeper. For more information, see single keeper and multi-keeper.
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.
Actual packet interval — The actual packet interval (API) value is based on the NUI,
and is always less than or equal to the RPI. The API value is the largest binary multiple (1,
2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, or 128) of the NUT, whose value is less than or equal to the RPI.
Average scheduled bandwidth — Displays the percentage of average scheduled
bandwidth, determined by averaging the percent of the NUT used for scheduled
communication over (128) network update intervals for the configuration.
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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.
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Configuration file — The configuration file is a user-specified integer data-table file, or
group of contiguous integer data-table files, that are limited only by available memory.
This file stores configuration information for each of the connection entries that allow it,
including all analog entries. If you specify a configuration file for a connection entry, the
contents of the data table address is sent to the device each time a connection is
established. The configuration file is only applicable to the PLC-5C processor.
Note: You can specify and/or change a configuration file in the File Settings view available in the
Scanlist Configuration Tool.
Connection — An open, logically binding communication path between two devices on a
ControlNet 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:
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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.
Note: For 1771 module connections, an Exclusive Owner rack connection must exist prior to
this connection succeeding. Also, only a PLC-5C processor with an Exclusive Owner
connection to the adapter can have Exclusive Owner module connections.
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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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Note: All Listen Only connections will be terminated when all non-Listen Only connections
are terminated.
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Redundant - specifies an independent connection where both a primary and secondary
device share control of outputs and send configuration data to the network. If you have
an existing Redundant connection to a target device, you can specify another
Redundant connection to that same target device, but cannot specify an Exclusive
Owner connection.
Note: This connection type is used with a ControlNet PLC-5 Hot Backup system.
Consumer — A node that receives data from a producer on a ControlNet link.
ControlNet network — An industrial automation network sponsored by ControlNet
International.
Data input file (DIF) —
PLC-5C processor
The data input file is a user-specified integer data-table file or group of contiguous integer
data-table files (up to four). PLC-5C processors use this file to share non-discrete input
data and scheduled peer-to-peer input data over the ControlNet network. The maximum
number of words that can exist in the data input file is processor dependent.
Processor
Word maximum
Files
5/20C
2000
2
5/40C
3000
3
5/60C, 5/80C
4000
4
For example, if you specify a Data Input File of N34 and a Data Input File Size of 4000
words, RSNetWorx for ControlNet will automatically create integer files N34, N35, N36,
and N37, all 1000 words long.
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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.
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1747 Scanner
The M1 file is a module input file for the 1747 SCNR. M1 files are most appropriately
used for non-critical I/O data transfers. There is no image for these files in the processor
memory.
You can access ControlNet data located in M1 files using the COP(copy) instruction in
your ladder program. The maximum data length you can transfer with the COP instruction
is 128 words. The following explains the addressing format of M1 files:
Mf:e.s
M=module
f=file type (1)
e=slot (1-30)
s=word (3 to max. supplied by module)
The maximum number of words that can be supplied by the 1747-SCNR is 255.
Data output file (DOF) —
PLC-5C processor
The data output file is a user-specified integer data-table file. PLC-5C processors use this
file to share non-discrete output data and scheduled peer-to-peer output data over the
ControlNet network. The maximum number of words that can exist in the data output file
is processor dependent.
Processor
Word maximum
Files
5/20C
2000
2
5/40C
3000
3
5/60C, 5/80C
4000
4
For example, if you specify a Data Output File of N30 and a Data Input File Size of 4000
words, RSNetWorx for ControlNet will automatically create integer files N30, N31, N32,
and N33, all 1000 words long.
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1747 Scanner
During the processor scan, M0 data can be changed by the processor according to ladder
diagram instructions addressing the M0 files. You can access ControlNet data located in
M0 files using the COP(copy) instruction in your ladder program. The maximum data
length you can transfer with the COP instruction is 128 words. The following explains the
addressing format of M0 files:
Mf:e.s
M=module
f=file type (0)
e=slot (1-30)
s=word (3 to max. supplied by module)
The maximum number of words that can be supplied by the 1747-SCNR is 255.
Discrete input (output) data — The data coming from a rack (chassis) connection.
Typically, it is an array of bits, each one representing a discrete (single) field wiring point.
Diagnostic file — The diagnostic file is a user-specified integer data-table file starting at
word zero. This file stores the PLC-5C processor diagnostic counters for the ControlNet
channel.
If you are using this PLC-5C processor: The diagnostic file can be:
Series F, Revision A or later
63 words
Series E, Revision D or later
63 words
Series D, Revision E or later
63 words
Series C, Revision N or later
63 words
Series E, Revision C or earlier
40 words
Series D, Revision D or earlier
40 words
Series C, Revision M or earlier
40 words
Note: Use of this file is optional. Defining it results in additional traffic on the ControlNet network.
Refer to the ControlNet PLC-5 Programmable Controllers User Manual, Phase 1.5 (publication
number 1785-6.5.22) for specification information.
You can specify and/or change a diagnostic file in the File Settings view available in the
Scanlist Configuration Tool.
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The M0 file is a module output file for the 1747 SCNR. M0 files are most appropriately
used for non-critical I/O data transfers. There is no image for these files in the processor
memory.
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FactoryTalk is a manufacturing information platform that integrates plant-wide control
systems and connects the enterprise with the production facility.
The FactoryTalk Automation Platform:
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provides common services (such as diagnostic messages and access to real-time data)
and shares plant resources (such as tags and graphic displays) throughout a production
facility
allows defining plant-floor resources once, and then allows simultaneous access to
those resources across product boundaries
supports centralized security services
FactoryTalk Administration Console — Part of the FactoryTalk Automation Platform,
FactoryTalk Administration Console is an optional, stand-alone tool that allows you to:
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Create and configure application, area, and data server elements in the FactoryTalk
Directory.
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Back up and restore an entire directory or an individual application.
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Set up redundancy for OPC data servers.
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Configure client computers to recognize the location of a FactoryTalk Directory
Server computer.
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Configure options for routing and logging diagnostic messages.
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View system-wide diagnostic messages.
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Configure system-wide policy settings.
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Secure your FactoryTalk-enabled system with RSAssetSecurity™ security services.
Run FactoryTalk Administration Console from the Windows Start menu: Start >
Programs > Rockwell Software > FactoryTalk Administration Console.
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The FactoryTalk Automation Platform includes two separate directories: a Local
Directory and a Network Directory. Either directory, or both directories, can be
configured on the same computer. Project information, including security settings, cannot
be shared between a Local Directory and Network Directory, even if both directories are
configured on the same computer. Create and configure application, area, and data server
elements in the FactoryTalk Directory.
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Local Directory — all project information and participating software products are
located on a single computer, and the FactoryTalk-enabled system cannot be shared
across a network or accessed remotely.
Network Directory — organizes project information from multiple software products
across multiple computers on a network.
Some FactoryTalk-enabled products require a Network directory, others require only a
Local directory, and some require that both directories be configured.
Keeper — Device responsible for distributing link configuration data to all nodes on the
network.
Invalid keeper — An invalid keeper is any keeper capable device that has joined an
existing network but does not share the network signature with the current active keeper.
An invalid keeper will automatically assume the role of the active keeper if there are no
other valid keepers on the network.
Keeper signature — Indicates a unique, hexadecimal value that is stored by each keepercapable device to uniquely identify a specific network configuration. During initial startup, the keeper capable device determines if:
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another keeper-capable device had previously configured the network.
its internal signature matches the network signature.
If the signatures match, the keeper-capable device joins the network as the valid keeper. If
the signatures do not match, the keeper joins the network as an invalid keeper.
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.
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FactoryTalk Directory — FactoryTalk Directory provides a central lookup service for
software products participating in a FactoryTalk-enabled automation system.
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Macrocycle — A macrocycle is equal to 128 NUIs (Network Update Intervals). A
macrocycle is the maximum period before scheduled traffic repeats.
Maintenance message — Allows the node with the lowest address to transmit
information to keep the remaining nodes synchronized. This time is automatically
subtracted from the network update time (NUT).
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.
Maximum scheduled node — This is the node with the highest network address that can
use scheduled time on a ControlNet link.
Maximum unscheduled node — This is the node with the highest network address that
can use unscheduled time on a ControlNet link.
Note: Nodes set at addresses higher than the maximum unscheduled node do not communicate
on the network; for example, they will not display in RSLinx Classic.
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.
Multi-Keeper device — A keeper device that supports multi-keeper network
capabilities.
Multi-keeper network — Specifies that more than one keeper-capable device on the
network can store the ControlNet network parameters and the ControlNet schedule for all
scheduled connections on the network. The connections may or may not involve the
keeper-capable device itself.
In a multi-keeper network, at least one valid multi-keeper device must be present on the
network for any new scheduled connections to be established.
Note: In a multi-keeper network, it is not required for the device at node 1 to be a valid keeper;
RSNetWorx for ControlNet can be used as long as one multi-keeper device is present on the
network. By default, the keeper-capable device at the lowest node number will be the only active
keeper.
Node — A node is a ControlNet address. When a device is added to the network, it is
assigned a node address from 1 to 99.
Network update interval — The network update interval (NUI) is one interval on the
network equal to one NUT. Within each NUI, scheduled data, unscheduled data, and
network maintenance information is transmitted.
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Each NUT is divided into three major components: scheduled messages, unscheduled
messages, and maintenance messages. For more information on the components of the
NUT, see information exchange on a ControlNet network within the online help.
Peak scheduled bandwidth — Displays the percentage of peak scheduled bandwidth
determined over the maximum, or worst case, network update interval in the
configuration.
Point-to-point connection — A connection made between two nodes only.
Process control sample complete (PCSC) — Using a few status bits, PCSC notifies the
PLC-5C processor user when a specific piece of new scheduled data arrives.
Producer — A node that is responsible for transmitting data on a ControlNet link.
Redundancy — Can be used to indicate both of the following:
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an independent connection type where both a primary and secondary device share
control of outputs and send configuration data to the network. If you have an existing
Redundant connection to a target device, you can specify another Redundant
connection to that same target device, but cannot specify an Exclusive Owner
connection. This connection type is used with a ControlNet PLC-5 Hot Backup
system.
a dual-cable system setting that allows you to receive the optimum signal over a
ControlNet network. In a redundant media system, one cable system uses Channel A
and one cable system uses Channel B.
Requested packet interval — The requested packet interval (RPI) value is determined by
how often you want a particular piece of I/O or scheduled peer-to-peer data to be
transmitted within the scheduled bandwidth of the NUI.
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 ControlNet device that is a connection originator.
Scanner class device — A device that initiates connections and contains a scanlist. Refer
to the RSNetWorx for ControlNet online tutorial for more information.
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Network update time — The network update time (NUT) is the repeatable base time at
which the network can transmit data. This is user-configurable (in the range of 2 -100
milliseconds); the default value is 5 milliseconds.
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Scanner signature — Indicates a hexadecimal value, unique to the scanner, that is
assigned to scanner devices that originate scheduled connections; a copy of the scanner
signature is held by the active keeper. This value is stored in the scanner and in the offline
configuration, and is used to determine if the offline and online configurations are
synchronized. When a scanner device with scheduled connections joins the network for
the first time, it requests it's scanner signature from the active keeper. If the scanner
signature matches the scanner signature obtained from the active keeper, then that device
is allowed to open its scheduled connections. If the scanner signature does not match, then
the device is not allowed to open its scheduled connections.
Scheduled bandwidth — The amount of scheduled (i.e., time-critical) data, including I/O
data and peer-to-peer interlocking data, that can be transmitted within the network update
interval (NUI). The percent of scheduled bandwidth usage varies depending on the
network configuration.
Note: It is possible for the amount of scheduled data you wish to transmit to exceed the
scheduled bandwidth. In other words, the speed at which you are able to transmit data is
somewhat determined by the limitations of your particular system. You should keep this in mind
when setting up your network. A good guideline to follow when determining your network update
time (NUT) is .5 ms per rack.
Scheduled message — The network allows every scheduled node (on a rotating basis, in
sequential order) a guaranteed opportunity to transmit information.
Information that is time-critical is sent during the scheduled message component of the
network update interval (NUI).
Single-keeper device — Specifies that the keeper-capable device at node 1 must store the
ControlNet network parameters and the ControlNet schedule for all scheduled
connections on the network. The connections may or may not involve the keeper-capable
device itself.
In a single keeper network, a valid single keeper device must be present at node 1 for any
scheduled connection to be opened. After a scheduled connection is established, the
network will continue to function even if the single keeper device at node 1 is removed
from the network.
Note: In a single keeper network, the device at node 1 must be present and a valid keeper to use
RSNetWorx for ControlNet.
Slot time — The time to wait for a skipped network address or missing node from the
network. This value is based on the physical attributes of the network, such as cable
length and number of repeaters.
Status file —
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PLC-5C processors
1747 Scanner
The status file is a module input file for the 1747 SCNR. Status files are most
appropriately used for non-critical I/O data transfers. There is no image for these files in
the processor memory.
You can access ControlNet data located in status files using the COP(copy) instruction in
your ladder program. The maximum data length you can transfer with the COP instruction
is 128 words. The following explains the addressing format of Status files:
Mf:e.s/b
M=module
f=file type (1)
e=slot (1-30)
s=word (600 to max. supplied by module)
b=bit (0-14, even #s only)
The maximum number of words that can be supplied by the 1747-SCNR is 607.
Unscheduled bandwidth — The amount of unscheduled (i.e., non-critical-time) data,
including all programming and operator interface data, that can be trasmitted within the
network update interval (NUI).
Unscheduled message — The network allows all nodes (on a rotating basis, in sequential
order) to transmit information. This rotation repeats until the time allotted for this
component is complete.
The amount of time allocated for the unscheduled component is determined by the
information load of the scheduled component. At least one node will have the opportunity
to transmit unscheduled messages every interval.
Information that can be delivered with minimal time constraints is sent during this
component of the network update interval (NUI).
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The status file is a user-specified integer data-table file starting at word zero. This file
stores status information for each individual connection entry in the map table. The length
of this file will vary depending on the number of connection entries; three words are
allocated for each connection entry.
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Valid keeper — A valid keeper is any keeper capable device that has joined an existing
network and shares the network signature with the current active keeper that established
the network. If there is no active keeper when a valid keeper capable device joins the
network, then its network signature must match the network signature that any other
device obtained when it joined the network. A valid keeper will automatically assume the
role of active keeper if the current active keeper were to fail.
When a network consists of valid keepers or both valid and invalid keepers, the valid
keeper located at the lowest node number on the network becomes the active keeper. If
there are no valid keepers on the network, a keeper-capable device acts as a faulted keeper
until a valid keeper becomes part of the network.
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Index
activation „ 71
damaged „ 68
disk „ 77
file „ 25, 65, 77
key „ 65, 77
moving „ 25, 69
network „ 67
resetting „ 67
troubleshooting „ 67
utilities „ 67
active keeper „ 77
actual packet interval „ 77
adding a device „ 11
Answer Station „ 60
API „ 77
auto insert devices „ 18
auto map entries „ 18
autofax information system „ 62
average scheduled bandwidth „ 77
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CHECKDRIVES „ 65, 67
Class Instance Editor „ 32
classes, training „ 62
clearing messages „ 57
close „ 6
communication service „ 1
compressing the hard drive „ 65
configuration file „ 78
configuring
devices „ 31
connection „ 78
connection configuration „ 18
connection ID „ 78
connection settings „ 19
connection status „ 18
connection type „ 78
consumer „ 79
context-sensitive help „ 2, 8, 19, 55
control definitions „ 55
Control menu „ 6
ControlNet concepts „ 2
copy protection „ 65, 71
copying
devices „ 8, 18
messages „ 57
creating a network configuration
cutting devices „ 8, 18
Index
A
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D
data input file „ 79
data output file „ 80
DCOM „ 29
definitions „ 59
defragmentation utilities „ 65
deleting the software directory
design elements „ 5
device
adding „ 11
comparison states „ 10
configuring „ 31
diagnostic file „ 81
diagnostics „ 9
diagnostics view „ 13
DIF „ 79
discrete data „ 81
document conventions „ iv
documentation set „ iii
DOF „ 80
download „ 2
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EDS
devices „ 31
library „ 31
Registry Wizard „ 31
electronic book format „ iv, 60
email correspondence „ iv
error messages „ 14, 65
EvMove „ 66
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M
FactoryTalk „ 71, 82
FactoryTalk Administration Console „ 75, 82
FactoryTalk Automation Platform „ 71, 82
FactoryTalk Directory „ 71, 72, 83
favorites view „ 11
features and benefits „ 1
feedback „ iv
file settings „ 20
finding available networks „ 9
macrocycle „ 84
maintenance and diagnostics
maintenance message „ 84
master disk „ 25, 65, 84
maximize „ 6
menu bar „ 7
message codes „ 14
messages „ 56
clearing „ 57
copying „ 57
hiding „ 57
information „ 15, 20
view „ 14
minimize „ 6
move „ 6
moving
activation „ 25, 69
multicast connection „ 84
Multi-keeper device „ 84
multi-keeper device „ 84
Multi-keeper network „ 84
G
graph view
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12
H
hardware
view „ 11
hardware devices
available „ 9
diagnostics „ 9
favorite „ 9
hardware requirements
hiding messages „ 57
HTML reports „ 2
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26
I
I/O data „ 2
informational messages
installation „ 25, 27
intended audience „ iii
K
Keeper „ 81
keeper signature „ 83
KEYDISK „ 67, 83
L
license „ 25, 83
listing hardware devices
available „ 9
favorites „ 9
Local Directory „ 83
90
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14
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2
N
network
activation „ 67
opening a configuration „ 8
usage „ 10
Network Directory „ 83
network update interval „ 84
network update time „ 85
node „ 84
NUI „ 84
NUT „ 85
O
offline „ 2
online „ 2, 9, 18
Online Books „ iv
online help „ iii, 55
opening a network configuration
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8
P
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8
Q
quick start
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21
R
T
RAM „ 26
redundant „ 85
refresh tree and diagram „ 9
release notes „ iii
requested packet interval „ 85
resetting activation „ 67
resource usage „ 19
restore „ 6
restoring from backup „ 65
RPI „ 85
RSAssetSecurity „ 71
RSLinx „ iii
RSLogix5 „ 2
RSNetWorx icon „ 6
RSNetWorx MD „ 2
tasks „ 58
technical support „ 62
telephone number „ 62
title bar „ 6, 16
training „ 62
troubleshooting „ 57
activation „ 67
installation „ 29
tutorial „ iv, 61
U
S
saving a network configuration
scanner „ 85
scanner class device „ 85
scanner signature „ 86
scheduled bandwidth „ 85, 86
scheduled message „ 86
Index
pasting devices „ 8, 18
PCSC „ 85
PDF files „ iv
peer-to-peer data „ 2
point-to-point connection „ 85
printing a network configuration
producer „ 85
Product Manuals „ iv
product manuals „ 60
scheduled node „ 84
SCT „ 85
Securable action „ 74
single keeper device „ 86
size „ 6
slot time „ 86
software compatibility „ 25, 27
software requirements „ 26
spreadsheet view „ 12
status bar „ 15, 20
status file „ 86
step-by-step procedures „ 55
support library „ 62
symbol legend „ 10
system requirements „ 26
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8, 18
uncompressing the hard drive „ 65
unscheduled bandwidth „ 87
unscheduled message „ 87
unscheduled node „ 84
upgrading the operating system „ 65
upload „ 2
V
valid keeper
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W
warning messages „ 14
Web address „ 62
What’s This? help „ 56
Windows
2000 „ 26
2000 Terminal Server
95 „ 69
92
98 „ 69
NT „ 69
XP „ 26
Z
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26
zoom selection
zoom in „ 9
zoom out „ 9
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