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Cat. No. V104-E1-06
NV Series
NV3W (-V1)
NV4W
NV3Q
Programmable Terminals
PROGRAMMING MANUAL
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NV Series
NV3W (-V1)
NV4W
NV3Q
Programmable Terminals
Revised May 2015
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Notice
OMRON products are manufactured for use according to proper procedures by a qualified operator
and only for the purposes described in this manual.
The following conventions are used to indicate and classify precautions in this manual. Always heed
the information provided with them. Failure to heed precautions can result in injury to people or damage to property.
!DANGER
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or
serious injury. Additionally, there may be severe property damage.
!WARNING
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or
serious injury. Additionally, there may be severe property damage.
!Caution
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or
moderate injury, or property damage.
OMRON Product References
All OMRON products are capitalized in this manual. The word “Unit” is also capitalized when it refers to
an OMRON product, regardless of whether or not it appears in the proper name of the product.
The abbreviation “Ch,” which appears in some displays and on some OMRON products, often means
“word” and is abbreviated “Wd” in documentation in this sense.
The abbreviation “PLC” means Programmable Controller.
The abbreviation “host” means a controller, such as an IBM PC/AT or compatible computer, that controls a PT (Programmable Terminal).
Visual Aids
The following headings appear in the left column of the manual to help you locate different types of
information.
Precautions
for Safe Use
Indicates precautions on handling the product to ensure that the product is used safely.
Precautions
for Correct Use
Indicates precautions to ensure that product functions and performances are realized, to
ensure that the reliability of the product is maintained, and to ensure that the product is
otherwise used correctly.
Note Indicates information of particular interest for efficient and convenient operation of the product.
Reference
1,2,3...
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Indicates supplementary information on procedures, descriptions, and settings.
1. Indicates lists of one sort or another, such as procedures, checklists, etc.
Boxes in model numbers indicate variable characters. For example, “[email protected]@EV1” indicates the following models: CS1G-CPU42-EV1, CS1G-CPU43-EV1, CS1GCPU44-EV1, and CS1G-CPU45-EV1.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION 1
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1
1-1
NV-Designer Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2
1-2
System Versions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4
SECTION 2
PT Internal Data Structure and Display Methods . . . . . . .
7
2-1
Internal Data Types and Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8
2-2
Displaying Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
11
2-3
Backlight Display Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
14
SECTION 3
NV-Designer Outline and Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
15
3-1
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
16
3-2
NV-Designer Window Names and Menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
17
3-3
NV-Designer Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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SECTION 4
Overall Flow of NV-Designer Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
39
4-1
Overall Flow of Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
40
4-2
Creating a Simple Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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SECTION 5
Creating and Saving Projects (Including Screen Data) . . .
53
5-1
Starting the NV-Designer and Creating New Projects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
54
5-2
Checking or Converting the Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
59
5-3
Creating Base Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
61
5-4
Positioning Character Strings, Graphics, and Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
62
5-5
Copying and Moving Parts and Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
63
5-6
Saving the Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5-7
Project and Execution Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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SECTION 6
NV Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
67
6-1
NV Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
68
6-2
Setting the NV Configuration from the NV-Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
72
SECTION 7
Descriptions of Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
97
7-1
Character Strings and Graphics (Fixed Parts) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
99
7-2
Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
7-3
Specifying Addresses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
121
7-4
Bit Switches (“Switch”). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
127
7-5
Function Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
128
7-6
Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
130
7-7
Data Parts and Keyboard Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
131
7-8
Level Meters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
136
7-9
Clocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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7-10 Line Graphs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
142
7-11 Alarm Lists (NV3W-V1/NV4W/NV3Q). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
152
7-12 Custom Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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7-13 Multifunction Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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SECTION 8
Using PT Functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
8-1
Switching Backlight Colors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
170
8-2
Repeated Copying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
172
8-3
Flow Display Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
174
8-4
Write Address Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
177
8-5
Recipes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
181
8-6
Security Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
189
8-7
Switching the Display Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
196
8-8
Displaying Resource Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
199
8-9
Base Screen Memory Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
200
SECTION 9
Transferring Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
9-1
Transferring Screens from the NV-Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
204
9-2
Transferring and Copying Data Using SD Memory Cards (NV4W/NV3Q). . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Appendices
A
NV Memory Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Revision History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
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About this Manual
This manual describes how to create screens for and maintain the NV-series PTs using the NVDesigner and includes the sections described below.
Please read this manual carefully and be sure you understand the information provided before
attempting to use the NV-Designer. Be sure to read the precautions provided in the following section.
Precautions
This section provides general precautions for using the NV-series PTs and related devices.
Section 1 Overview
This section introduces the features and functions of the NV-Designer.
Section 2 PT Internal Data Structure and Display Methods
This section describes the internal data structure of an NV-series PT, how to control the screens displayed on the PT, and how to control the backlight.
Section 3 NV-Designer Outline and Configuration
This section gives the system requirements for running the NV-Designer, describes the windows and
menus of the NV-Designer, and explains the parameters in the NV-Designer Configuration.
Section 4 Overall Flow of NV-Designer Operation
This section describes the overall procedure for using the NV-Designer to set up an NV-series PT for
operation.
Section 5 Creating and Saving Projects (Including Screen Data)
This section describes how to create, save, and manipulate projects for NV-series PTs, including
operations that can be performed between projects.
Section 6 NV Configuration
This section describes the parameters in the NV Configuration in detail.
Section 7 Descriptions of Parts
This section describes how to create screens using the various parts provided by the NV-Designer.
Section 8 Using PT Functions
This section describes special functions that can be used with NV-series PTs and the NV-Designer.
Section 9 Transferring Screens
This section describes how to transfer screens to and from an NV-series PT using both communications and SD memory cards.
Appendix
The appendix describes how to use the NV Memory Editor, which allow you to edit the internal memory of the PT from the NV-Designer.
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Related Manuals
The following manuals are used for NV-series PTs. (The boxes at the end of the catalog
numbers indicate the revision code.)
This
Manual
NV-series PT Programming Manual ......................... [email protected]
This manual describes the software functionality of NV-series PTs, how to install the NVDesigner, and the features of the NV-Designer.
For more information on NV-Designer operating procedures, refer to the online help in the
NV-Designer.
NV-series PT Setup Manual ..................................... [email protected]
This manual describes how to connect an NV-series PT to an OMRON PLC, features and
specifications, methods to set up communications and operation, and procedures for
maintenance and troubleshooting.
Refer to the NV-series PT Programming Manual ([email protected]) for more information on PT
functions and specific operating procedures.
NV-series PT Host Connection Manual.................... [email protected]
This manual describes how to connect an NV-series PT to a PLC produced by a manufacturer other than OMRON, including PLC memory area designations, communications settings, and connection methods.
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Terminology
The following terminology is used in this manual.
PT
NV Series
PLC
CPU Unit
NV-Designer
Host
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In this manual, indicates an NV-series Programmable Terminal.
Indicates products in the OMRON NV Series of Programmable Terminals.
Indicates a Programmable Controller in the OMRON SYSMAC CS/CJ/CP,
C, or CVM1/CV Series of Programmable Controllers.
Indicates a CPU Unit in the OMRON SYSMAC CS/CJ/CP, C, or CVM1/CV
Series of Programmable Controllers.
Indicates the OMRON NV-Designer.
Indicates the PLC, IBM PC/AT or compatible computer, or personal computer functioning as the control device and interfaced with the NV-series PT.
Introduction
● Intended Audience
This manual is intended for the following personnel, who must also have knowledge of
electrical systems (an electrical engineer or the equivalent).
• Personnel in charge of introducing FA systems into production facilities.
• Personnel in charge of designing FA systems.
• Personnel in charge of installing and connecting FA systems.
• Personnel in charge of managing FA systems and facilities.
● General Precautions
• The user must operate the product according to the performance specifications
described in the operation manuals.
• Do not use the PT touch switch input functions for applications where danger to
human life or serious property damage is possible, or for emergency switch applications.
• Before using the product under conditions which are not described in the manual or
applying the product to nuclear control systems, railroad systems, aviation systems,
vehicles, combustion systems, medical equipment, amusement machines, safety
equipment, and other systems, machines and equipment that may have a serious
influence on lives and property if used improperly, consult your OMRON representative.
• Make sure that the ratings and performance characteristics of the product are sufficient for the systems, machines, and equipment, and be sure to provide the systems,
machines, and equipment with double safety mechanisms.
• This manual provides information for connecting and setting up an NV-series PT. Be
sure to read this manual before attempting to use the PT and keep this manual close
at hand for reference during installation and operation.
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Safety Precautions
Notation Used for Safety Information
The following notation is used in this manual to provide precautions required to ensure
safe usage of the product.
The safety precautions that are provided are extremely important to safety.
Always read and heed the information provided in all safety precautions.
The following notation is used.
Definition of Precautionary Information
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will
!WARNING result in minor or moderate injury, or may result in serious injury or
death. Additionally there may be significant property damage.
Symbols
Prohibition
Indicates a general prohibition.
Caution
Indicates general cautionary, warning, or danger level information.
!WARNING
Always ensure that the personnel in charge confirm that installation,
inspection, and maintenance were properly performed for the PT. “Personnel in charge” refers to individuals qualified and responsible for
ensuring safety during machine design, installation, operation, maintenance, and disposal.
Ensure that installation and post-installation checks are performed by
personnel in charge who possess a thorough understanding of the
machinery to be installed.
Do not use the input functions of the PT, such as the function switches
or switches on the touch panel, in applications that involve human life,
in applications that may result in serious injury, or for emergency stop
switches.
Do not attempt to disassemble, repair, or modify the PT. Doing so may
impair the safety functions.
Do not attempt to take the Unit apart and do not touch any internal
parts while the power is being supplied. Doing either of these may
result in electrical shock.
The PT uses an analog touch panel. Never press more than two points
on the panel at a time. Otherwise, it may activate a switch somewhere
between the two points.
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Precautions for Safe Use
1. When unpacking the Units, check carefully for any external scratches or other damage.
Also, shake the Units gently and check for any abnormal sound.
2. The PT must be installed in a control panel.
3. The mounting panel must be between 1.6 and 4.8 mm thick. Tighten the Mounting
Brackets evenly to a torque of between 0.1 and 0.25 N·m for the NV3W/NV3Q and between 0.2 and 0.3 N·m for the NV3W-V1 and NV4W to maintain water and dust resistance. Make sure the panel is not dirty or warped and that it is strong enough to hold
the Units.
4. Do not let metal particles enter the Units when preparing the panel.
5. Do not connect an AC power supply to the DC power terminals.
6. Do not perform a dielectric voltage test.
7. Use a DC power supply that will provide a stable output even if the input is momentarily
interrupted for 10 ms, and which has reinforced or double insulation.
Model
Rated power supply voltage
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5 VDC (allowable range: 4.5 to 5.5 VDC)
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Capacity
1 W min.
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1.7 W min.
2 W min.
1.9 W min.
24 VDC (allowable range: 21.6 to 26.4 VDC)
2.4 W min.
3.6 W min.
8. Use a twisted-pair cable to connect to the power terminals. Tighten the terminal screws
to a torque of between 0.22 and 0.30 N·m. Make sure the screws are properly tightened.
9. To prevent malfunctions caused by noise, ground the PT correctly.
10. Do not touch the surface of the circuit boards or the components mounted on them with
your bare hands. Discharge any static electricity from your body before handling the
boards.
11. Turn OFF the power supply before connecting or disconnecting cables.
12. The maximum tensile load for cables is 30 N. Do not apply loads greater than this.
13. Confirm the safety of the system before turning ON or OFF the power supply.
14. Cycle the power supply after changing the DIP switch settings.
15. Do not perform the following operations while the SD memory card is being accessed
(NV4W/NV3Q only):
• Turning OFF the power supply to the PT
• Removing the memory card
Always follow the specified procedure when removing the memory card.
16. Start actual system application only after sufficiently checking screen data and the operation of the program in the PLC (host).
17. Do not press the touch switch with a force greater than 30 N.
18. Do not use a screwdriver or any other tool to press a touch switch.
19. Confirm the safety of the system before pressing any touch switch.
20. Do not accidentally press touch switches when the backlight is not lit or when the display does not appear. Confirm the safety of the system before pressing touch switches.
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21. Before initializing screen data, confirm that existing data is backed up at the NV-Designer.
22. When changing the password with the system menu, do not reset or turn OFF the power supply until writing is finished.
23. Before using the SPMA function to change memory values in the PLC or transfer ladder
programming, confirm that the PT is operating. The SPMA function cannot be used unless the PT is operating.
24. Dispose of any battery that has been dropped on the floor or otherwise subjected to
excessive shock.
25. Dispose of the Units and batteries according to local ordinances as they apply.
26. When mounting the Battery, be sure to use the correct Battery and mount it correctly.
27. Do not disassemble or short-circuit the battery.
28. Do not connect a USB connector to any device that is not applicable.
29. Before connecting a USB connector to a device, make sure that the device is free of
damage.
30. Do not turn OFF the power supply to the PT while downloading or uploading screen
data or the system program. Doing so may corrupt the screen data or system program.
31. Periodically inspect the installation condition of the PT if it is being used in an environment subject to contact with water.
32. The whole system may stop depending on how the power supply is turned ON or OFF.
Turn ON or OFF the power supply according to the specified procedure.
33. Signals from the touch switches may not be input if the switches are pressed consecutively at high speed. Confirm each input before proceeding to the next one.
34. To use numeric input functions safely, always make maximum and minimum limit settings.
35. Do not use benzene, paint thinner, or other volatile solvents, and do not use chemically
treated cloths.
36. The PT uses an analog touch panel. Deterioration over time can cause the touch points
to move. Calibrate the touch panel if the touch points move too much.
37. Water resistance will be lost if the front sheet is torn or is peeling off. Do not use the PT
if the front sheet is torn or is peeling off.
38. The Rubber Packing will deteriorate, shrink, or harden depending on the operating environment. Inspect and replace the Rubber Packing periodically (approximately once
per year).
39. To use the NV3W in an environment with strong noise, connect the following noise filter
to the power supply line: RSEL-2001W manufactured by TDK-Lambda Corp.
40. A Waterproof Packing cannot be reused. To ensure waterproof performance, replace
the Waterproof Packing with a new one each time you reinstall the PT.
41. Screen burn-in will occur if the same pattern is continuously displayed for a long period
of time (24 hours or longer, as a guideline). To prevent screen burn-in, use a screen
saver or switch displays periodically (NV3W only).
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Precautions for Correct Use
1. Do not install the PT in any of the following locations.
• Locations subject to rapid changes in temperature
• Locations subject to temperatures or humidity outside the range specified in the specifications
• Locations subject to condensation as the result of high humidity
• Locations subject to splashing chemicals or solvents
• Locations subject to oil splashes
• Locations subject to continuous water splashing
• Locations subject to corrosive or flammable gases
• Locations subject to strong shock or vibration
• Locations outdoors subject to direct wind and rain
• Locations subject to strong ultraviolet light
• Locations subject to dust
• Locations subject to direct sunlight
2. Take appropriate and sufficient countermeasures when installing systems in the following locations.
• Locations subject to static electricity or other forms of noise
• Locations subject to strong electromagnetic or magnetic fields
• Locations close to power supply lines
• Locations subject to possible exposure to radioactivity
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Conformance to EC Directives
This product is EMC compliant.
● Concepts
OMRON products are electronic devices that are incorporated in machines and manufacturing installations. OMRON PTs conform to the related EMC Directives (see note) so that
the devices and machines into which they are built can more easily conform to EMC directives. However, customers may use a wide variety of equipment and manufacturing installations. Therefore the customer must check whether the Directives are satisfied for the
actual system. EMC-related performance will vary depending on the configuration, wiring,
and other conditions of the equipment or control panel in which the PT is installed. The
customer must, therefore, perform final checks to confirm that the overall machine or
device conforms to EMC standards.
Note
The applicable EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) standards for NV-series
PTs are as follows:
NV3W: EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-6-4
NV3W-V1/NV4W/NV3Q: EN 61131-2
● Conformance to EC Directives
NV-series PTs conform to EC Directives. To ensure that the machine or device in which
the NV-series PT is used complies with EC Directives, the PT must be installed as follows:
• The NV-series PT must be installed in a control panel.
• You must use reinforced insulation or double insulation for the DC power supply and
the DC power supply must have minimal voltage fluctuations and provide a stable output even if the power supply input is interrupted for 10 ms.
• NV-series PTs complying with EC Directives also conform to the Common Emission
Standard (EN 61131-2 or EN 61000-6-4). Radiated emission characteristics (10-m
regulations) may vary depending on the configuration of the control panel used, other
devices connected to the control panel, wiring, and other conditions. You must therefore confirm that the overall machine or equipment complies with EC Directives.
• This is a class A product. It may cause radio interference in residential areas, in which
case the user may be required to take adequate measures to reduce interference.
Conformance to KC Standards
Observe the following precaution if you use NA-series PTs in Korea.
Class A Device (Broadcasting Communications Device for Business Use)
This device obtained EMC registration for office use (Class A), and it is intended to be
used in places other than homes. Sellers and/or users need to take note of this.
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SECTION 1
Overview
This section introduces the features and functions of the NV-Designer.
1-1
NV-Designer Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-1-1
1-2
2
NV-Designer Features and Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2
System Versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4
1-2-1
NV-series PT Models and System Versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4
1-2-2
NV System Version Upgrade Procedure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4
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Section 1-1
NV-Designer Features
1-1
NV-Designer Features
The NV-series Programmable Terminals (PTs) are easy to operate and compact.
1-1-1
NV-Designer Features and Functions
The NV-Designer is a programming application used to create screens for NVseries PTs.
Design Screens Easily Like a Paint Application
The NV-Designer can be used to transfer screens to and data from an NVseries PT, to print data, and to perform other operations.
Drag and Drop Parts to the Screen
The libraries contain various “parts,” such as bit switches that allow you to turn
PLC I/O points ON and OFF by touching the bit switch, data parts for displaying PLC data, and keyboard parts that can rewrite PLC data.
Parts can be easily positioned by dragging and dropping them to the screen.
Easy to Register Original Parts
Custom parts created by the user can be dragged and dropped to a library to
be registered and used like normal parts.
Easy to Print Design Status and Settings
Screen previews can be printed together with the properties of the edited
base screen and edited part attributes.
Multi-language Support
With Windows you can use of various languages, such as Japanese, English
(Europe), Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Turkish.
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Section 1-1
NV-Designer Features
Use True Type Fonts
The NV-Designer features the True Type fonts commonly used for Windows
applications, MS Word, and Excel.
Characters can be displayed beautifully from small to large.
Exporting and Importing Character Strings Using the Display Language Switching
Function
Character strings changed by using the Display Language Switching that
appear on a base screen of the NV-Designer can be exported to a text file.
The text file can be opened and edited in Excel, then imported for use as the
character string displayed on the base screen.
Transferring Screens with an SD Memory Card (NV4W/NV3Q Only)
The screens can be transferred using an SD memory card even if the PT cannot be connected to the NV-Designer.
Project data can be transferred directly by using SD memory cards.
Multifunction Objects (NV3W-V1/NV4W/NV3Q Only)
Multifunction Objects are parts that enable performing multiple operations
with a single touch using a function switch or custom switch. The operations
that are set will be executed in sequence when the Multifunction Object is
touched. Up to 32 operations can be set. This enables using one touch to perform operations that were previously performed using combinations of multiple parts. (For the NV3Q, Multifunction Objects are supported for PT system
version 1.1 and higher.)
Automatic Firmware Update
The NV-series PT firmware can be updated to the most recent version when
screens are transferred from the NV-Designer.
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Section 1-2
System Versions
1-2
System Versions
The system program version (abbreviated as "system version") in the NVseries PT determines the project system versions that can operate in the NVseries PT.
1-2-1
NV-series PT Models and System Versions
The system versions that can be installed depend on the model of the NVseries PT. The following table shows the possible combinations.
Applicable Versions for
the NV-series PTs
NV Series
NV3W Series
NV3W-V1 Series
NV4W Series
NV3Q Series
NV-Designer System Version
Version 1.1 or higher
Version 2.0 or higher
Version 1.1 or higher
Version 1.1 or higher *1
*1 Version 1.2 or higher is required for an NV3Q-SW PT with lot number
111000 or later.
Alarm lists and histories
Operation security
Multifunction objects
PLC multiple connections
Continued PT operation for nonfatal errors in OMRON PLCs
Larger SD memory cards (from
1 GB to 2 GB)
NV-Designer version
Functions and NV System
Versions
Not supported.
Not supported.
Supported
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Supported
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Supported
Supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Supported
Supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
Supported
Supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported
Supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
Version 1.1
or higher
Version 1.0
or higher
Version 2.0
or higher
Version 1.1
or higher
Version 1.1
or higher
Version 1.0
or higher
Vertical displays
NV system version
NV3W
NV3WV1
NV4W
NV3Q
Version 1.1 or higher Supported.
Version 1.0 or higher Supported.
Version 2.0 or higher Supported
Version 1.1 or higher Supported.
Version 1.1 or higher Not supported.
Version 1.0 or higher Not supported.
The most recent NV system version can be installed using the Support Software.
1-2-2
NV System Version Upgrade Procedure
The NV system version must be upgraded to use new features. The most
recent firmware is included with the NV-Designer. Upgrade your NV-Designer
designer before you attempt to update the system version of your NV-series
PTs.
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Section 1-2
System Versions
Upgrading the System
Program Version with an
SD Memory Card (NV4W/
NV3Q Only)
With the NV4W or NV3Q, the version of the system program can be updated
using an SD memory card. When saving data to the SD memory card, save
the newest version of the system program on the same card. When the data is
read by the PT, the firmware and screen data for the newest version will automatically be transferred to the PT.
Version Upgrades when
Transferring Screens
The firmware can be updated when transferring screens from the NVDesigner by selecting the automatic firmware update.
Note
(1) Updating the firmware in the NV-series PT and transferring the project are
performed at the same time from the NV-Designer. It is not possible to update only the firmware. (The NV Ver_UP Tool is required.)
(2) When screen data that was created on an old version of the NV-Designer
is read with the new version of the NV-Designer, the screen data is automatically updated to the new version. (The following confirmation dialog
box will be displayed.)
The following dialog box will be displayed when Transfer is selected from the
PT Menu of the NV-Designer.
Data Transfer Dialog Box
Data to Transfer: All Data
Direction: NV-Designer → NV
Select the Update the firmware
automatically Check Box, and
then click the OK Button.
Updating the firmware and transferring the project will start at the
same time.
Note Automatically updating the
firmware is possible only
when all data is transferred.
Note
(1) Never turn OFF the power supply to the PT while the version is being upgraded. Also, do not unplug the cable between the computer and the NVseries PT. The PT may not restart if transferring the system fails.
(2) The SPMA function cannot be used while the version is being upgraded
or screens are being transferred.
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Section 1-2
System Versions
Version Upgrade
Procedure Using NV
Ver_UP Tool
NV Ver_UP is a special tool to upgrade the firmware version of the PT.
The NV Ver_UP version upgrade tool is installed at the same time as the NVDesigner.
Click the Start Button at the bottom left of the window or select All Programs
from the menu displayed by pressing the Ctrl Key and the Esc Key, and then
select CX-One - NV-Designer - Tools - NV Ver_UP from the OMRON Menu.
NV Ver_UP Dialog Box
Select the firmware (Select
(Firmware) Button) and set
the communications conditions (Communication Setting
Button). The applicable settings dialog box will be displayed when either of the
buttons is clicked.
Select NV Firmware Dialog Box
Select the most recent firmware version (i.e., highest version number) for the model
that you are using. Click the
OK Button to return to the NV
Ver_UP Dialog Box.
Communication Setting Dialog Box
Make the communications
setting, and then click the OK
Button to return to the NV
Ver_UP Dialog Box. These
selections cannot be made for
the NV3W-V1, NV4W and
NV3Q.
For the NV3W, select the
COM port that you are actually using.
Upgrading the version will start when the Start Button is clicked.
The NV Ver_UP version upgrade tool will end when the Exit Button is clicked.
Note
(1) Never turn OFF the power supply to the PT while the version is being upgraded.
(2) Do not unplug the cable between the computer and the NV-series PT.
Otherwise, the PT may not restart.
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SECTION 2
PT Internal Data Structure and Display Methods
This section describes the internal data structure of an NV-series PT, how to control the screens displayed on the PT, and
how to control the backlight.
2-1
2-2
2-3
Internal Data Types and Structure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8
2-1-1
Overview of Internal Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8
2-1-2
Details of Internal Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9
Displaying Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
11
2-2-1
Startup Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
11
2-2-2
Switching Screens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
11
Backlight Display Methods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
14
2-3-1
Specifying Backlight Colors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
14
2-3-2
Automatic Backlight OFF Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
14
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Section 2-1
Internal Data Types and Structure
2-1
2-1-1
Internal Data Types and Structure
Overview of Internal Operation
This section describes the structure of internal data of an NV-series PT.
NV-series PT
FROM (built-in Flash Memory)
2. Screen is displayed.
PLC
1. System
information is
exchanged.
System memory
Screen number,
backlight color,
etc.
Fixed
area
Parts
The internal data can be largely divided into two parts.
1. System information is exchanged.
System information is constantly exchanged between the PT and PLC, including the screen number and backlight color from the PLC, or to notify
the PLC of PT status.
The system information area is stored in an area called the system memory. System memory must be initialized using the NV-Designer before use.
2. Screen is displayed.
The NV-series PT has multiple screens that contain functional parts selected from the parts libraries. One of the screens can be displayed.
The functional parts specify the desired PLC address and they read/write
data.
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Section 2-1
Internal Data Types and Structure
2-1-2
Details of Internal Operation
The NV-series PT has FROM (internal Flash Memory) and SRAM (built-in
RAM). Data is exchanged with the PLC as shown in the following diagram.
NV-series PT
FROM (built-in Flash Memory)
• Base screen data
Parts
PLC
System
Information
Screen number, backlight
color, etc.
System memory
Fixed area
Project Data
Allocatable area
888
NV-Designer
• Keyboard screen data
• Login screen data*1
• NV configuration data
SD memory card*1
• Recipe data
Allocatable area
• Write Address data
Allocatable area
• Flow display data
• Passwords*1
SRAM (internal RAM)
Clock data*1
Alarm history data*1
PT internal memory
Battery*1
Held when power
supply is OFF
Internal memory can be held.*1
PLC memory hold area*1
Allocatable area
*1: Not supported by the NV3W.
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Internal Data Types and Structure
■
FROM (built-in Flash Memory)
Stores project data created with the NV-Designer (function data, such as base
screens and NV Configuration).
Project data can be backed up or restored using SD memory cards.
Screen
data
Data
Base screen
data
Keyboard screen
data
Login screen
data
NV configuration data
Recipe data
Write Address
data
Flow display
data
Passwords
■
Description
Screen data containing parts that have been selected
from the parts libraries.
Screen data containing keyboard parts that open when
the corresponding data parts are pressed.
The Screen data is used to enter passwords according to
the password levels specified for operation security. (Not
supported by the NV3W)
Configuration data related to the NV-series PT that
includes the setting information for functions, such as the
system memory, startup screen number, language
switching, and other functions.
Settings to read/write multiple values at one time from or
to PLC memory.
Condition and operation settings for writing data to the
PLC according to the status of a memory location in the
PLC while the specified screen is displayed.
Settings for character flows displayed on the bottom of
the screen and the display conditions.
Settings to restrict displays and operations depending on
the part and user.
(Not supported by the NV3W)
SRAM (Internal RAM)
Stores alarm history data collected by the PT, internal memory values, and
clock data.
Data saved in the built-in RAM will be deleted 1 minute after power supply is
turned OFF, but it can be backed up with an optional Battery. (These functions
are not supported by the NV3W (-V1).)
Data
Clock data
Alarm history data
PT internal memory
PLC memory hold
area
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Description
Clock data in PT.
PLC data defined as alarms is constantly monitored and the
time when the alarm occurred and was removed is recorded
as history data.
NV-series PT internal memory.
The specified area can be held while the power supply is OFF.
PLC data that is constantly read from the specified memory
locations and can be held even when the power supply is
turned OFF.
Section 2-2
Displaying Screens
2-2
2-2-1
Displaying Screens
Startup Screen
Screen 0 is displayed as default when the PT is started.
This screen can be changed in NV Configuration from the NV-Designer.
2-2-2
Switching Screens
One of the following three methods can be used to change the displayed
screen registered in the NV-series PT.
• Switching screens using function switches (functional parts) on PT
screens
• Switching screens using the ladder program
• Switching screens after a specified time (automatic paging)
Switching Screens Using
Function Switches
(Functional Parts) on PT
Screens
The PT screen can be switched using a function switch from a parts library.
The operation depends on the operating mode set for the function switch.
■
Operating Mode: Change Screen
When the function switch is touched, the screen will change to the preset
screen number.
However, the information in the PLC internal system memory (first word in the
Word Area (screen number specified by PLC)) will not be updated.
You can also return to the previous screen by using a function switch with the
operating mode set to.
Example:
NV
Screen 2
Changes to
screen 2.
Switch turned ON.
Operating mode = Change screen
Screen 2
Screen 2
Return to
previous screen
Switch turned ON.
Operating mode = Return to previous screen
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Section 2-2
Displaying Screens
■
Operating Mode: Set Value
When the switch is touched, the PT writes the screen number to switch to in
the PLC internal system memory (first word in the Word Area (screen number
specified by PLC)) and the screen is switched.
Example: Data format: 1 word
Output word: D100 (first word in the Word Area of System Memory)
Value: 2 (desired screen number in hexadecimal)
NV
NV
Screen 2
Switch turned ON.
A value is set.
Set D100 to 2. (D100 is the first word in
the Word Area of the Basic
Communications Area.)
PLC
PLC
Basic Communications Area
Word Area
D100
Changes to screen 2.
Basic Communications Area
Word Area
2 hex
D100
Screen Number
from PLC
2 hex
Screen Number
from PLC
Refer to 7-5 Function Switches for details on Switch Functions.
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Section 2-2
Displaying Screens
Switching Screens Using
the Ladder Program
Create a ladder program that writes the screen number to the first word of the
PLC system memory to switch the screen.
Communications between the PT and the PLC
PLC
Continuous communications
Basic Communications Area: Word Addresses
Write
Screen number specified from PLC.
First word
NV
Ladder program
MOV
2nd word
Do not use.
3rd word
Current Screen Number
Read
PLC internal memory
Example: Changing from Screen 1 to Screen 2
Specification to
change to screen 2.
Basic Communications Area: Word Addresses
Write
2
Ladder program
Example: D100
D101
Screen 1
D102
MOV
&2
D100
Do not use.
1
PLC internal memory
Basic Communications Area: Word Addresses
Example: D100
D101
Screen 2
D102
Changed to
screen 2.
2
Do not use.
2
PLC internal memory
The number of the screen to
display (2) is stored in D102.
Precaution for Correct Operation
Screen numbers are displayed in decimal on the NV-Designer but they must be
in hexadecimal when writing the screen number to the PLC internal system
memory.
Switching Screens after a
Specified Time (AutoPaging)
The automatic paging function can be used to automatically switch to a specified screen after a specified period of time has passed. Settings are made in
the NV Configuration of the PT.
Application Example:
1. Screen 1 is displayed for 10 seconds and then screen 2 is displayed.
2. Screen 2 is displayed for 5 seconds and then screen 3 is displayed.
NV
Screen 2
Screen 1
After 10 s
Screen 3
After 5 s
Refer to 6-2-6 Auto-Paging Tab Page for details.
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Section 2-3
Backlight Display Methods
2-3
2-3-1
Backlight Display Methods
Specifying Backlight Colors
The backlight color of a monochrome NV3W (-V1), NV4W or NV3Q can be
specified.
It can be specified using one of the following two methods.
1. Initial Settings
Backlight colors and operation are set in the base screen properties from the
NV-Designer.
Model
NV3W (-V1), NV4W
NV3Q monochrome
NV3Q color
Backlight color
White (green), pink (orange), or red
White, pink, or red
Not supported.
Operation
Lit or flashing
Lit or flashing
Not supported.
The specified backlight color will be displayed in a rectangle on the left edge
of the title bar.
Indicates that the base screen is white or green.
The backlight colors depend on the model of the PT.
2. Changing the Backlight during Operation
The backlight color can be changed by using specifications from the PLC.
Application Example That Switches the Backlight Color
Color That Indicates an Alarm
Color That Indicates
Normal Operation
"Green"
"Orange"
Color That Indicates an Alarm
"Red"
Specify the color and either lit or flashing in the Bit Area in system memory.
Refer to 8-1 Switching Backlight Colors for details.
2-3-2
Automatic Backlight OFF Function
The PT can be set so that the backlight automatically turns OFF if the touch
screen not touched for a specified period of time. This can be done on the
Setup 1 Tab Page of the NV Configuration. The time can be set between 1
and 30 minutes.
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SECTION 3
NV-Designer Outline and Configuration
This section gives the system requirements for running the NV-Designer, describes the windows and menus of the NVDesigner, and explains the parameters in the NV-Designer Configuration.
3-1
3-2
3-3
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
16
3-1-1
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
16
3-1-2
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
16
3-1-3
Re-installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
16
3-1-4
Precautions for the OS of Windows other than Windows XP . . . . .
16
NV-Designer Window Names and Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
17
3-2-1
Names of Window Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
17
3-2-2
Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
18
3-2-3
Toolbar Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
23
3-2-4
Graphic Bar Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
24
3-2-5
Screen Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
26
3-2-6
Base Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27
3-2-7
Parts Libraries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
28
NV-Designer Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
29
3-3-1
Customizing the Screen Creation Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
29
3-3-2
NV-Designer Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
31
3-3-3
Drive Tab Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
32
3-3-4
File Tab Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
33
3-3-5
Grid Tab Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
34
3-3-6
Screen Tab Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
35
3-3-7
Graphic Tab Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
36
3-3-8
Language Tab Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
37
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Section 3-1
System Requirements
3-1
3-1-1
System Requirements
System Requirements
Refer to the CX-One Version [email protected] Setup Manual (Cat. No. W463) for the system requirements to operate the NV-Designer.
3-1-2
Installation
Install the NV-Designer using the CX-One or CX-One Lite Installer.
For details, refer to the CX-One Version [email protected] Setup Manual (Cat. No. W463)
provided with the CX-One.
3-1-3
Re-installation
Uninstall the NV-Designer and then re-install it.
For details on how to uninstall the NV-Designer, refer to the CX-One Version
[email protected] Setup Manual (Cat. No. W463) provided with the CX-One.
3-1-4
Precautions for the OS of Windows other than Windows XP
Because of the operating specifications of Windows, the file may be saved in
a different location to that of a previous version of Windows. Be careful of the
following points if you are using Windows XP.
Having Multiple Users of
NV-Designer
Files saved in the Program Files Folder or other system folders cannot be
shared. To share the Parts Libraries, use a file that can be shared, or copy the
file to each user.
File Save Location
If you try to save a file in the Program File Folder or other system folders, it will
be saved in another location. We recommend that you save files in another
folder, such as the My Documents Folder.
Note
Files Saved in the
Program File Folder or
Other System Folders
The screen data cannot be saved in the Program File Folder or other system folders.
The file will not be displayed in Explorer even if you open the folder where it is
saved.
Open the folder where the file is saved and click the Compatible Files Button
displayed at the top of the screen to display the file screen.
Additional Information
Additional Information Operating Specifications of Windows
When using Windows, files cannot be saved in the Program File Folder or
other system folders even if it is specified as the save location in application
software, such as NV-Designer. They will be saved it in a virtual folder (VirtualStore). VirtualStore is a unique folder for each user. It cannot be shared with
other users.
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Section 3-2
NV-Designer Window Names and Menus
3-2
NV-Designer Window Names and Menus
3-2-1
Names of Window Components
Graphic bar
Toolbar
Menu bar
Screen Manager
Base Screen
Parts Library
Menu Bar
All NV-Designer functions are displayed in the menus.
Toolbar
Frequently used commands are displayed as icons on the menu bar.
Graphic Bar
Frequently used drawing commands are displayed as icons on the menu bar.
Screen Manager
The screens are managed by base screen numbers.
Base Screen
Creates a screen. The screen is displayed at the PT’s screen size. The size
cannot be changed, but the display can be zoomed in or out.
Parts Library
Parts used for creating screens are displayed in parts libraries.
Additional Information
When the NV-Designer is started, the Standard Parts Libraries for all parts for
the model that is set will be displayed in front.
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Menus
The NV-Designer’s operations and functions are displayed on menus according to their application.
Menu
File
Submenu/Command
New
Open
Close
Save
Save As
Delete
Print
Print Style Setup
Printer Setup
Keyboard Screen
Login Screen
Export Text
Import Text
Exit
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Description
Displays the Model Selection Dialog Box.
Opens the specified NV-Designer project file (*.nvp).
Closes an open NV-Designer project file (*.nvp).
Saves the specified NV-Designer project file (*.nvp).
Saves the specified NV-Designer project file (*.nvp) with a
different name.
Deletes the specified NV-Designer project file (*.nvp).
Displays the Print Dialog Box. Specifies the data to be
printed.
Prints the selected items.
Sets up the printer before printing.
Displays the Edit Keyboard Screen Dialog Box. Used to
name or delete keyboard screens.
Displays the Edit Login Screen Dialog Box. The Login
Screens are used to enter passwords according to the password levels specified for the operation security function.
The character strings for switching the display language can
be exported to a text file. The text data can also be edited
and imported.
Imports text from a text file. The imported text can be
checked by selecting PT - Multi Language Exchange String
List.
Exits the NV-Designer.
NV-Designer Window Names and Menus
Menu
Edit
Submenu/Command
Undo
Redo
Cut
Copy
Repeat
Paste
Copy Bitmap of Base
Screen
Align
Centering
Justify Horizontal
Justify Vertical
Rotate
Flip
Delete
Erase Screen
Bring Previous
Bring Next
Bring Forefront
Bring Behind All
Group
Ungroup
Select
Select All
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Description
Undoes the previous operation.
Redoes the previous operation.
Cuts the selected parts.
Copies the selected parts.
Creates a base part which is copied to enable the creation of
multiple parts with different functions.
Pastes the parts that were last cut or copied.
Copies the base screen contents as bitmap data.
Left
Right
Top
Bottom
Horizontal Center
Vertical Center
Right/Left
Top/Bottom
Aligns the left sides of the selected graphics.
Aligns the right sides of the selected graphics.
Aligns the top edges of the selected graphics.
Aligns the bottom edges of the selected graphics.
Aligns the horizontal centers of the selected graphics.
Aligns the vertical centers of the selected graphics.
Centers multiple graphics figures.
Aligns the selected graphics with equal horizontal spaces.
Aligns the selected graphics with equal vertical spaces.
Rotates the selected graphics.
Flips the selected graphics left to right.
Flips the selected graphics top to bottom.
Deletes the selected items.
Deletes the base screen
Moves the selected graphic up one layer.
Moves the selected graphic back one layer.
Places the selected graphics on the top.
Places the selected graphics on the back.
Creates a group of character strings, graphics, or parts.
Ungroups a group of parts.
Selects character strings, graphics, and parts.
Selects all character strings, graphics, and parts on the base
screen.
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Menu
View
Submenu/Command
Redraw
Grid
Toolbar
Status bar
Graphic bar
Zoom
Description
400%
200%
100%
75%
50%
Zoom Box
Parts No.
Parts Attribute
Status
OFF
ON
Language No.
Keyboard Parts
Address Cross Reference
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Redraws the contents of the screen that is being edited.
Sets the grid on base screens edited with the NV-Designer.
Displays and hides the toolbar.
Displays or hides the status bar.
Displays and hides the graphic bar.
Changes the magnification of the base screen that is being
edited.
Displays a Zoom Box so that detailed sections can be drawn
and fine adjustments can be made to positions when creating a base screen.
Displays the parts numbers of all parts on the base screen
that is being edited.
Displays the attributes of all parts on the base screen that is
being edited.
Places a bit switch, function switch, or lamp on the screen in
OFF status.
Places a bit switch, function switch, or lamp on the screen in
ON status.
Changes the language number when switching the display
language is being used.
Displays or hides the keyboard parts.
The system memory used for communications with the PLC
and the communications addresses used by parts on the
screen are displayed in a list.
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Menu
PT
Submenu/Command
Transfer
Description
Transfer
Verify
Create SD Memory
Card File
Read from SD Memory Card File
NV Configuration
Recipes
SD Recipe
Flow displays
Writing memory
(Write Address)
Password
Multi Language
Exchange String List
Data Log
Screen Properties
Parts
Open Parts Library
Edit Attributes
Draw
Parts List
Transfers the base screen data, NV Configuration data, and
other data created on the NV-Designer to the PT.
Compares the file that is open on the NV-Designer and the
file transferred to an NV-series PT. If the contents differ, the
differences will be displayed. Compares files read to the NVDesigner.
Names a file in the SD memory card and saves the base
screen data in it.
Reads base screen data from a file on the SD memory card.
Displays the NV Configuration Dialog Box.
Sets basic items, such as the PT’s system memory, parameters for communications with PLCs and computers (NVDesigner), PLC multiple connection, auto-paging, startup
screen settings, Setup 1 settings (clock, backlight, key press
sound, battery error display, file compression, system menu
language, switching display language, backlight brightness,
contrast adjustment), Setup 2 settings (SD memory card
menu), memory hold, recipes, alarm history, line graphs, and
operation security.
Specifies the first control address and creates the settings
for each model for the function that reads and writes the settings for a model from and to the specified PLC address as
commanded by the PLC.
Creates the recipe files to be used during use of SD recipe.
Text messages can be displayed like an electric scoreboard
moving across the Flow Display Dialog Box from right to left.
Used to set operations to set or reset bits, set values, perform calculations, etc. in PLC memory when conditions in
the PLC are met while the specified screen is displayed.
Displays the Edit Operation Security Password Dialog Box
so that you can set the passwords when the operation security password function is being used.
If the Switch Display Language Option is selected in the NVDesigner Configuration, the language number and language
type can be selected. The character string for each language number can also be edited in the list.
Performs settings related to the data log.
Used to set the properties of a base screen (i.e., the name,
background, and backlight operation).
Opens the Parts Library Selection Dialog Box. Select the
parts library to use and click the Open Button.
Edits the selected parts.
Used to edit screens of custom switch parts.
Displays the parts attributes used by a base screen in a list.
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Menu
Draw
Submenu/Command
Description
Select
Used to select a character string, graphic, functional part,
etc.
Creates a character string.
Creates a straight line.
Creates continuous lines.
Creates a rectangle.
Creates a circle or oval.
Creates a circular or oval arc.
Creates a curved line.
Creates a circular or oval sector.
Creates a square with rounded corners.
Creates a polygon.
Fills areas enclosed by lines and graphics with a color.
Sets the language, font, character size, attributes (e.g.,
bold), and colors (character and background colors).
Sets the colors and patterns for graphics.
Sets the line thickness and type.
Displays the resource report (amount of free memory and
memory used by NV configuration, base screens, and keyboard screens).
Displays the amount of memory used by the base screens.
Displays the amount of memory and the communications
addresses used by the parts.
Text
Line
Continuous line
Rectangle
Pie/Oval
Arc
Spline
Sector
Rounded Rectangle
Polygon
Fill In
Character Type
Toolbar
Color Setup
Line Type
Resource Report
Base Screen Memory
Usage
NV-Designer Configuration
Convert
PLC Model Convert
NV Model Convert
Convert Fixed (NVDesigner) Font
Change Address
Window
Help
Close All
Cascade
Arrange
Arrange Icons
Contents
Keyword
About NV-Designer
Displays the NV-Designer Configuration Dialog Box.
Sets the configuration of the NV-Designer screen display,
the folder where the parts libraries used by the NV-Designer
are stored, the current folder, whether to enable automatic
backup, the backup time interval, items for creating graphics,
menu and dialog languages, and whether to enable switching the display language.
Changes the model of the selected PLC in the file that is
being edited.
Changes the model of PT in the file that is being edited.
Converts the fixed (NV-Designer) font as a batch to another
font.
Converts the addresses set in the projects according to the
specified conditions.
Closes all open base screens.
Overlaps more than one base screen and displays them.
Displays more than one base screen side-by-side.
Returns the toolbar icons to the defaults.
Displays the contents of NV-Designer help.
Displays the window for keyword-based searches of NVDesigner help.
Displays the version of the NV-Designer.
Pop-up Menus on Base Screens
Pop-up Menus
Paste
Screen Attribute
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Description
Pastes the parts.
Sets the background colors and patterns.
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Pop-up Menus When a Functional Part or Character String Is Selected
Pop-up Menus
Cut
Copy
Paste
Functional Parts: Attribute
Character String: Character Type
Status
Align
Delete
Order
ON
OFF
Left
Right
Top
Bottom
Horizontal Center
Vertical Center
Justify Vertical
Justify Horizontal
Bring Forefront
Bring Behind All
Bring Previous
Bring Next
Group
Ungroup
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Description
Cuts the selected parts.
Copies the selected parts.
Pastes the parts that were last cut or copied.
Sets the attributes of a part.
Sets the language, font, character size, attributes (e.g., bold), and colors (character
and background colors).
Places a bit switch, function switch, or lamp on the screen in OFF status.
Places a bit switch, function switch, or lamp on the screen in ON status.
Aligns the left sides of the selected graphics.
Aligns the right sides of the selected graphics.
Aligns the top edges of the selected graphics.
Aligns the bottom edges of the selected graphics.
Aligns the horizontal centers of the selected graphics.
Aligns the vertical centers of the selected graphics.
Aligns the selected graphics with equal vertical spaces.
Aligns the selected graphics with equal horizontal spaces.
Deletes the selected items.
Places the selected graphics on the top.
Places the selected graphics on the bottom.
Moves the selected graphic up one layer.
Moves the selected graphic back one layer.
Creates a group of character strings, graphics, or parts.
Ungroups a group of parts.
Toolbar Functions
Part Names and
Functions
The names of icons and other items on the toolbar are given below.
Enable/Disable Snap Button
Redraw Button
Display/Hide the Graphic Bar Button
Ungroup Button
Group Button
Open a Parts Library Button
Undo Button
Order Button
Redo Button
Align Button
Parts State Button
Language Number Button
Undo Button
Undoes the previous operation.
Redo Button
Redoes the operation that was undone using the Undo Button.
Align Button
Aligns character strings, graphics, and parts.
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Order Button
Changes the order of character strings, graphics, and parts if they are overlapped.
Parts are set at the foreground as a default.
Open a Parts Library Button
Opens a parts library.
Group Button
Creates a group of character strings, graphics, or parts.
Ungroup Button
Ungroups a group of parts.
Display/Hide the Graphic Bar Button
Displays and hides the graphic bar.
Redraw Button
Redraws the contents of the screen that is being edited.
Enable/Disable Snap Button
Enables/disables the snap function when positioning character strings, graphics, or parts.
Parts State Button
Turns ON/OFF the selected switches and lamps or changes the message part
number.
Language Number Button
Changes the language number of the selected base screen.
Precaution for Correct Operation
The Undo Button is effective only for operations such as drawing and editing
character strings, graphics, and parts, and some operations in editors activated
from the menu bar.
The Undo Button cannot be used for other operations.
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Graphic Bar Functions
Part Names and
Functions
The names of icons and other items on the graphic bar are given below.
Arc/Elliptical Arc Button
Circle/Oval Button
Rectangle Button
Continuous Line Button
Continuous Line Button
Character String Button
Select Button
Curve Button
Segment/Oval Segment Button
Rounded Rectangle Button
Polygon Button
Fill Button
Character Type Button
Color Button
Line Type Button
Select Button
Used to select a character string, graphic, functional part, etc.
Character String Button
Creates a character string.
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Continuous Line Button
Creates a straight line.
Continuous Line Button
Creates continuous lines.
Rectangle Button
Creates a rectangle.
Circle/Oval Button
Creates a circle or oval.
Arc/Elliptical Arc Button
Creates a circular or oval arc.
Curve Button
Creates a curved line.
Segment/Oval Segment Button
Creates a circular or oval sector.
Rounded Rectangle Button
Creates a square with rounded corners. The radius of the rounded corners
can be changed in the line settings.
Polygon Button
Creates a polygon.
Fill Button
Fills areas enclosed by lines and graphics with a color.
Character Type Button
Sets the size and style (bold, outline, underline) of characters.
Color Button
Changes the color of character strings and graphics.
Line Type Button
Sets the line thickness and type.
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Screen Manager
The Screen Manager is a dialog box for managing the base screens in a
project.
It can be used as a list for opening screens.
Screens can be copied, pasted, cut, and deleted using the Screen Manager.
Multiple projects can be started simultaneously and editing can be performed
between the Screen Managers.
Project Name and Base
Screen List
The project name is displayed at the upper left of the window.
Serial numbers starting from 0 will be assigned to projects that have not yet
been saved.
This is how projects can be distinguished if multiple projects are created.
Project name
List of screens
0 to 1,023
Command Buttons
A base screen is displayed by its number and name.
Note
The number of screens that can be registered depends on the contents of the screens.
Creating Screens
Double-click the number of the base screen that you want to create, or select
the number and click the Open Button.
Editing the Screen
Copy:
Select the screen to copy, click the Copy Button, input a different
screen number, and click the Paste Button.
Move: Select the screen to move, click the Cut Button, input a different
screen number, and click the Paste Button.
Delete: Select the screen to delete and then click the Delete Button.
Additional Information
• The copy, paste, cut, and delete functions can also be accessed by right-clicking on the desired screen.
• The “+” sign will be displayed in the F column if a screen is copied and pasted.
• Multiple Screen Managers can be displayed simultaneously and screens can
be copied or moved between files. However, if the models of NV-series PT are
different and the screen cannot be pasted, a message saying so will be displayed.
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Base Screens
Base screens are essentially the same size as the screens displayed on the
PT.
(You can zoom the screen display in and out.)
Character strings and parts are positioned on the screen to create a base
screen.
Opening a Base Screen
Double-click a number in the number column in the Screen Manager (or
select the number and click the Open Button) to open a base screen.
Double-click a number,
or select the number and
click the Open Button.
Parts of Base Screens
The screen number will be displayed on the top left of the base screen, and
the project name will be displayed on the right of “Base Screen.”
The backlight color is displayed on the top left of the base screen.
Screen number
Project name
Base Screen
Backlight color
Closing a Base Screen
Click the Close Button in the title bar to close the base screen.
If anything has been created on the base screen, the base screen will be registered in the Screen Manager when the base screen is closed.
If nothing has been created on the base screen, the base screen will simply
close.
To close multiple screens at once, select Window – Close All from the Menu
Bar.
Precaution for Correct Operation
1. The base screen will not be saved even it is registered in the Screen Manager.
To save the base screen, select Save from the File Menu and save the entire
project.
2. If the base screen is changed and it is closed, there will be no warning message asking whether you want to save it before closing.
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Parts Libraries
A parts library contains parts, such as switches, lamps, data displays, and
keyboards, that you can use to create screens.
They can be easily positioned on base screens by dragging and dropping
them.
When the NV-Designer is started, the Standard Parts Libraries for all parts for
the model that is set will be displayed in front.
Standard Parts Library
Parts Group Selection Button
Parts
Refer to 7-2-2 Parts Libraries for details on the parts libraries.
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NV-Designer Configuration
3-3
NV-Designer Configuration
The display while creating base screens and the data save location can be
changed in the NV-Designer Configuration.
3-3-1
Customizing the Screen Creation Display
Grid Display and Setup
1,2,3...
1. Click the Grid Tab from the View Menu.
2. Select the On Option under Display.
3. Select the pitch, snap, and color as required and click the OK Button.
The grid will be displayed on the base screen as shown in the following figure.
Grid
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Changing Base Screen Properties (Background and Backlight)
1,2,3...
1. Right-click on the base screen and select Screen Properties from the popup menu.
Or select Screen Properties from the PT Menu.
The following Screen Properties Dialog Box will be displayed.
Example for the NV3W
• The background pattern and color can be changed for the [email protected]@@(@) (-V1), [email protected]@@, and [email protected]@.
• The background color can be changed for the [email protected]@.
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NV-Designer Configuration
Setting Method
Select NV-Designer Configuration from the Tool Menu.
NV-Designer Configuration and Initial Values
Tab
Drive
File
Grid
Description
Item
Specify the data folder of the parts Parts Library
libraries that are used by the NVDesigner.
Current Folder
Enables/disables automatic
backup and sets the backup interval.
Auto-Backup: Every 5 to 30 minutes
Displays/hides the grid, enables/
Display: On/Off
disables snapping to the grid, and Pitch
Default
sets the grid interval, color, etc.
Setup
X direction
Y direction
Snap: Enable/Disable
Color: Grid
Display Guideline
Screen
NV-Designer Screen Display Settings
Graphic
Sets the drawing method for circles and ovals.
Sets the language to use by
default.
Language
Distance
Toolbar: Display/Hide
Graphic Bar: Display/Hide
Zoom Box: Display/Hide
Parts Informa- Parts No.
tion
Parts Attribute
Fill Pointer
Display/Hide
Fill Pointer Color
Keyboard Parts
Tips Display
Shows Tips before Saving a Project.
Circle/Oval: Start from Center Point/Start
from Top Left Corner
Default Character Set:
Menu and Dialog Language: Japanese,
English or Korean
Multi-Language Exchange: On/Off
Initial Value
Installation folder/STP
C:\documents and settings\ UserName\
Not selected.
Off
NV3W: 8 dots
NV3W-V1: 12 dots
NV3Q: 20 dots
NV4W: 20 dots
20 dots
20 dots
Disabled
Black
Only left and upper
sides are checked.
8
View
View
Hide
Hide
Hide
View
Black
Display/Hide
View
Start from Top Left Corner
Japanese
English
Off
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Drive Tab Page
This tab page is used to specify the data folder of the parts libraries that are
used by the NV-Designer.
Setting
Parts Library
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Description
The parts libraries where the data folder is stored is displayed.
To change the folder of the parts libraries, click the Browse
Button and specify the folder for the parts libraries in the dialog
box that is displayed.
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File Tab Page
This tab page is used to enable/disable automatic backup and sets the
backup interval.
Setting
Current Folder
Auto-Backup
Description
The default folder for saving and reading files is set on the File
Tab Page.
Data is periodically backed up to the disk when the AutoBackup Check Box is selected.
The backup interval can be set in 1 minute increments
between 5 and 30 minutes.
If the NV-Designer is forced to close, backed up project files
will be automatically recovered when it is restarted.
Click the
Button and set the time to automatically backup
in the Set Value Dialog Box that is displayed.
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Grid Tab Page
This tab page is used to display/hide the grid, enable/disable snapping to the
grid, and set the grid pitch, color, etc.
Setting
View
Pitch
Snap
Color (grid color)
Display Guideline
Display Guideline
Description
Displays or hides the grid on base screens edited with the NVDesigner.
Sets the grid pitch if grids are displayed. (2 to 80)
Default: The grid display is fixed in the X-direction and Ydirection with the following pitch.
NV3W: 8 dots
NV3W-V1: 12 dots
NV3Q/NV4W: 20 dots
Setup: The pitch of the grid display can be adjusted in units
of dots.
Enables/disables the snap function which aligns the position of
parts or the starting/ending points of graphics with the grid.
Sets the color of the grid displayed on the base screen. Click
the
Button and select the color from the dialog box
that appears.
Sets whether to display the guideline to seize the positional
relationship with other parts when moving a part.
Sets whether to display the guideline to seize the positional relationship with
other parts when moving a part.
Additional Information
The grid settings can also be displayed from the Menu Bar.
Select View – Grid from the Menu Bar.
It can also be selected using the Alt + G shortcut keys.
Enable/Disable Snap with Toolbar Button
Click the Snap ON/OFF Button on the toolbar.
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Screen Tab Page
This tab page is used to set the screen display setting for the NV-Designer.
Setting
Toolbar
Graphic Bar
Zoom Box
Parts Information
Fill Point
Fill Point Color
Keyboard Parts
Tips Display
Shows Tips before
Saving a Project
Description
Sets whether to display or hide the toolbar on the editing
screens when the NV-Designer is started.
The toolbar can also be displayed and hidden from the
View Menu on the menu bar.
Sets whether to display or hide the graphic bar on the
editing screens when the NV-Designer is started.
The graphic bar can also be displayed and hidden from
the View Menu on the menu bar.
Characters and parts drawn on the screen can be
zoomed for checking.
Enables/disables the communications address used by
the part.
Parts No.:
Displays the parts numbers of all parts
on the base screen.
Parts Attribute: Displays the communications address of
the main attribute PLC of the parts on
the base screen.
Displays/Hides the fill pointer for filling closed areas.
Click the
button and select the color from the
dialog box that will be displayed.
Displays/Hides the keyboard parts.
Displays/hides the message that indicates that there will
be multiple saved files from the NV-Designer.
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Graphic Tab Page
Sets the drawing method for circles and ovals.
Setting
Circle/Oval
Start from
Center Point
Description
Changes the method for drawing circles and oval, either starting from the center or from the top left.
A circle or oval is drawn inscribed in a rectangle that has the
specified start point as the center of the circle or oval and for
which the specified start point to the end point is half of the distance between diagonally opposed corners of the rectangle.
Circle
End point Oval
Start point
Start from Top
Left Corner
Start point
A circle or oval is drawn inscribed in a rectangle that has the
start and end points as a diagonal line.
Circle
Start point
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End point
End point
Oval
Start point
End point
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Language Tab Page
This tab page sets the language to use by default.
Setting
Default Character
Set
Menu and Dialog
Language
Multi-Language
Exchange
Description
Sets the default language when parts are pasted from a parts
library.
It can be chosen from Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese,
Traditional Chinese, Korean, or Turkish.
For example, even if the menu and dialog boxes are displayed
in Japanese, you can set the characters on the parts to be displayed in English or European English.
Sets the language displayed in the menus and dialog boxes.
It can be chosen from Japanese, English, Korean, Simplified
Chinese, or Traditional Chinese.
Sets whether to enable or disable the display language switching function. If switching the display language is enabled, Multi
Language Exchange String List – Edit Properties can be
selected from the PT Menu.
If switching the display language is enabled, a dialog box to
edit character strings for switching display languages will be
displayed to let you select the language for each language
number.
You can register the language and corresponding character
string for each part in advance and then change all registered
parts at the same time using a function switch or a command
from the PLC.
Additional Information
To change the display, the NV-Designer must be restarted.
The set language will be enabled when the NV-Designer is restarted. Restart the
NV-Designer.
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SECTION 4
Overall Flow of NV-Designer Operation
This section describes the overall procedure for using the NV-Designer to set up an NV-series PT for operation.
4-1
4-2
Overall Flow of Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Creating a Simple Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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4-2-1
Starting the NV-Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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4-2-2
Using the New Project Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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4-2-3
NV-Designer Configuration (Optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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4-2-4
Creating Base Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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4-2-5
Saving the Screens and Settings (Project) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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4-2-6
Transferring the Final Project to the PT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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4-2-7
Setting the PT System Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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4-2-8
Setting Up PLC Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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4-2-9
Connecting the PT and PLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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4-2-10 Starting PLC Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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4-1
Overall Flow of Operation
Refer to the following steps when using the NV-Designer for the first time.
1
Start the NV-Designer. *1
↓
2
Select the Start Menu. *1
↓
3
Select the PT model and PLC model. *1
↓
4
Set system memory. *1
↓
5
Set the NV-Configuration as required
(language settings, etc). *2
6
Opening a Base Screen
7
Place a character string above the screen.
8
Drag and drop parts from a parts library
such as the Standard Parts Library.
9
Save the final project.
10
↓
↓
↓
↓
↓
Transfer the final project to the PT.
*1 For details, refer to SECTION 5 Creating and Saving Projects (Including
Screen Data).
*2 For details, refer to SECTION 3 NV-Designer Outline and Configuration.
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Section 4-2
Creating a Simple Screen
4-2
Creating a Simple Screen
This section describes how to create a simple screen and operate it.
Screen to be created:
Text
Screen 0
Screen 1
Text
Function
switch
Change to
screen 1
Data part
Accessed address: D100
Text
Lamp
Accessed address: W100.00
Function switch
Return to previous screen
4-2-1
Starting the NV-Designer
When the NV-Designer is started, select the PT model and the PLC it connects to.
1,2,3...
1. Select Program – OMRON – CX-One – NV-Designer to start the NV-Designer.
Note
When Windows 8 is running, the NV-Designer startups from the startup
screen.
2. Select Create New Project from the Start Menu and click the OK Button.
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Creating a Simple Screen
4-2-2
Using the New Project Wizard
When Create New Project is selected from the Start Menu, the New Project
Wizard will be displayed. Use the following procedure to set up the project.
1,2,3...
1. Set the PT model as shown below in the status for creating the project and
then click the Next Button.
NV Model: NV3Q
NV Model: Monochrome
2. Set the PLC model as shown below for the communications parameters
and then click the Next Button.
PLC model: OMRON SYSMAC-CS/CJ/CP Series
3. Set the system memory and then click the OK Button. Set the system
memory by specifying the area for controlling the PT system in the PLC internal memory. The system memory is used to switch between base
screens, so make sure that you set it. In this example, it is left set to the
default values.
Note
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The default words for the Bit Area are CIO 0 to CIO 2. If CIO 0 to CIO 2 are
allocated to real I/O, be sure to change the settings (e.g., to words in the Work
Area).
Section 4-2
Creating a Simple Screen
Example: With a CP-series PLC, CIO 0 to CIO 2 are allocated to built-in
inputs, so the words allocated to the Bit Area must always be changed from
the defaults.
4-2-3
NV-Designer Configuration (Optional)
The NV-Designer Configuration can be used to change the display settings for
the NV-Designer.
1,2,3...
1. Select NV-Designer Configuration from the Tool Menu.
2. Change the parameters in the following window.
(Example: A grid can be displayed on the base screens by specifying it in
here.)
4-2-4
Creating Base Screens
Use the following procedure to create the sample screen.
Opening Screen 0
1,2,3...
1. Double-click “0” in the Screen Manager at the upper left of the window. The
base screen with screen number 0 will open.
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Creating a Simple Screen
Setting Character Strings
1,2,3...
1. Click the
Button on the graphic bar and click on the base screen
where you want to type in a character string.
2. Enter a character string on screen 0. Enter “Hello! I’m NV.”
3. Select the character string that you just entered and select Character Attribute from the Graphic Menu. Set the character color and size.
Setting Function Switches
Use the following procedure to create a function switch (labeled "Monitor") on
screen 0 to switch the screen display.
1,2,3...
1. Select the function switch parts library.
2. Drag the part called FSW0 and drop it on the base screen.
3. Double-click the function switch that was pasted.
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Creating a Simple Screen
4. On the Basic Setup Tab Page, leave the operation mode set to Change
Screen and the screen set to 1.
5. On the Label Tab Page, set the text to display on the switch as shown below.
ON Switch Display Settings
Text: Enter "Monitor".
Font: Windows (Courier)
Color: Black
OFF Switch Display Settings
Click the OFF Button to change the setting display. Click the Copy from
ON Button. (The ON settings will be copied.)
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Creating a Simple Screen
6. Change the status between OFF and ON at the top right of the tool bar and
check the displays.
Opening Screen 1
1,2,3...
1. Double-click “1” in the Screen Manager at the upper right of the window.
The base screen with screen number 1 will open.
Setting Character Strings
1,2,3...
1. Click the
Button on the graphic bar and enter the following character
string on screen 1.
Speed, Alarm
Setting Data
Use the following procedure to create a data part that will display the contents
of a word address in the PLC on screen 1.
1,2,3...
1. Select Data from the Standard Parts Library.
2. Drag the part called Data and drop it on the base screen.
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Section 4-2
Creating a Simple Screen
3. Double-click the part that was pasted and specify “D100” on the Basic Setup Tab Page as the communications address in the PLC.
Setting Lamps
Use the following procedure to create a lamp that will display the status of a
bit in the PLC on screen 1.
1,2,3...
1. Select the lamp parts library.
2. Drag the part called Lamp0 and drop it on the base screen.
3. Double-click the part that was pasted and specify “W100.00” on the Basic
Setup Tab Page as the communications address in the PLC.
Setting Function Switches
Use the following procedure to create a function switch (labeled "Return") to
switch the screen to the previously displayed screen (screen 0).
1,2,3...
1. Select the function switch parts library.
2. Drag the part called FSW0 and drop it on the base screen.
3. Double-click the function switch that was pasted.
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Creating a Simple Screen
4. On the Basic Setup Tab Page, select Others for the operating mode and
select Back to Previous Screen.
5. On the Label Tab Page, set the text to display on the switch as shown below.
ON Switch Display Settings
Character string: Enter "Return".
OFF Switch Display Settings
Character string: Set to Copy when ON
4-2-5
Saving the Screens and Settings (Project)
Save the final project.
1,2,3...
1. Select Save As from the File Menu.
2. Specify the save location and click the Save Button.
Important
The created screens and settings (project) can be printed by selecting Print from
the File Menu.
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Creating a Simple Screen
4-2-6
Transferring the Final Project to the PT
1,2,3...
1. Connect the PT and NV-Designer as shown in the following diagrams.
• Example for the NV
Connect the tool port on the back of the NV to the computer.
NV-Designer
Screen Design Software
NV
Programming Device
Connecting Cable
(RS-232C cable with a round
DIN pin connector for the NV)
NV-TOL-3M
24-V
power supply
• Example for the NV3W-V1/NV4W/NV3Q
Connect the USB port on the back of the NV to the computer.
NV-Designer
Screen Design Software
NV
Commercially available
USB cable
NV3W-V1/NV4W: Mini B type
NV3Q:
B type
24-V
power supply
2. Select Transfer - Transfer from the PT Menu. The Data Transfer Dialog Box
will be displayed.
3. Set the method of communications with the PT.
NV3W: RS232C
NV3W-V1/NV4W/NV3Q: USB
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Creating a Simple Screen
4. Specify the data to transfer to the PT. Select All Data.
5. Click the OK Button. The project will be transferred to the PT.
4-2-7
Setting the PT System Menu
Example: Set the clock in the NV3Q.
1,2,3...
1. Press the upper left corner for 2 seconds, upper right corner, and then the
lower right corner in order.
2. Touch the Setting Menu Button.
3. Touch the Clock Button.
4. Set the time.
System Menu
PT
A
B
■ System Menu
ESC
System Version
1.0
PLC Driver
OMRON SYSMAC-CS/CJ/CP
Version
System Menu
1.0
Setting Menu
C
Press the upper left corner
for 2 seconds, upper right corner,
and then the lower right corner
in order.
Test Menu
Touch the Setting Button.
Touch the Clock Button
and set the time.
Refer to the NV-Series PT Setup Manual (Cat. No. V103) for details on the
System Menu.
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Creating a Simple Screen
4-2-8
Setting Up PLC Communications
The communications settings must be changed in the PLC so that it can communicate with the PT. In this section, an NV3Q PT and a CP-series PLC are
used as an example.
CX-Programmer
Set and transfer the PLC Setup.
PLC
Commercially available
USB cable
1,2,3...
1. Start the CX-Programmer.
2. Make the following settings on the Serial Port 1 Tab Page for the CP1E and
the Serial Port Tab Page for other PLCs in the PLC Setup.
Communications setting: User settings
Baud rate:
9,600 bps
Parameters:
7, 1, E
Host link No.:
0
3. Transfer the PLC Setup from the CX-Programmer to the PLC.
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Section 4-2
Creating a Simple Screen
4-2-9
Connecting the PT and PLC
You can connect the PLC to the NV3Q using a RS-232C cable.
NV3Q
PLC
Host Link connection
PLC Connecting Cable
XW2Z-200T-3 (2 m without 5-V line)
XW2Z-500T-3 (5 m without 5-V line)
24-V power supply
S8JX
4-2-10 Starting PLC Communications
1,2,3...
1. Turn ON the PLC.
2. Screen 0 will be displayed. Touch the Monitor Switch.
3. The screen will change to screen 1 and the following information will be
monitored.
The contents of D100 will
be displayed.
The lamp color changes
when CIO 100.00 turns ON.
4. Touch the Back Switch to return to the previous screen (screen 0).
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SECTION 5
Creating and Saving Projects (Including Screen Data)
This section describes how to create, save, and manipulate projects for NV-series PTs, including operations that can be
performed between projects.
5-1
5-2
Starting the NV-Designer and Creating New Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5-1-1
Starting the NV-Designer and Using the New Project Wizard . . . . .
54
Checking or Converting the Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
59
5-2-1
NV Model Convert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
59
5-2-2
PLC Model Convert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
60
5-2-3
Checking the Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5-3
Creating Base Screens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5-4
Positioning Character Strings, Graphics, and Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5-5
Copying and Moving Parts and Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5-5-1
Copying and Moving Parts between Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5-5-2
Copying and Moving Screens between Projects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Saving the Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
65
5-6-1
Save. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5-6-2
5-6
5-7
Save As . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
65
Project and Execution Files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
66
5-7-1
Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5-7-2
Execution Files of the PT Model after Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Starting the NV-Designer and Creating New Projects
5-1
Section 5-1
Starting the NV-Designer and Creating New Projects
This section describes how to start the NV-Designer and create projects.
5-1-1
Starting the NV-Designer and Using the New Project Wizard
1,2,3...
1. Select Program – OMRON – NV-Designer – NV-Designer from the Windows Start Menu to start the NV-Designer. (The menu commands may be
different if a different Program Folder was specified during installation.)
2. When the NV-Designer is started, the NV-Designer Dialog Box will be displayed.
3. Select an option in the NV-Designer Dialog Box and click the OK Button.
1
2
3
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1
2
Item
Create New Project
Open Existing Project
3
Recent Projects
Description
Select this option to create a new project.
Select this option to read and edit a project that
is saved to the disk. A dialog box for opening
the project will be displayed for you to select
the project that you want to edit.
Select this option to open a project that has
been used recently.
Starting the NV-Designer and Creating New Projects
Section 5-1
4. Select Create New Project from the Start Menu. The following Select Model Dialog Box will be displayed.
The following setting status will be displayed at the top of the Wizard Dialog
Box.
Create Project >> Communication Parameters >> System Memory
5. Set the status for creating the project and then click the Next Button
1
2
3
4
5
Item
1
NV Model
2
NV Type *1
3
File Name
4
Position
5
Keep Current Settings
Description
Select the model of the NV-series PT from the
drop-down list. NV3W (default), NV3W-V1,
NV4W, or NV3Q
Select the model of NV-series PT from the
drop-down list.
NV3W:
Monochrome (default) or vertical
and monochrome
NV3W-V1: Monochrome (default) or vertical
and monochrome
NV4W:
2 shades of gray (default), 8 shades
of gray, vertical with 2 shades of
gray, or vertical with 8 shades of
gray
NV3Q:
Monochrome (default) or color
Enter the name of the file in which to save the
project. The default file name is NewProject.
Use the Reference Button to specify the location where the project is to be saved. The
default location is c:\documents and settings\user\my documents\.
Select this check box to use the above settings
the next time you create a file.
*1 To change the model setting, select Convert - NV Model Convert from the
Tool Menu of the NV-Designer.
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Starting the NV-Designer and Creating New Projects
Section 5-1
6. Set the status for the communications settings and then click the Next Button. (Click the Cancel Button to display the Startup Window without a
project.)
1
2
1
Item
PLC Model*1
2
Save Current Settings
Description
Select the PLC model to connect from the
drop-down list. The default is the OMRON
SYSMAC CS/CJ/CP* Series.
Select this check box to use the above settings
the next time you create a file.
*1 To change the model setting, select Convert – PLC Model Convert from
the Tool Menu of the NV-Designer.
7. Set the status for system memory and then click the Next Button (Click the
Cancel Button to display the Startup Window without a project.)
1
1
Item
System Memory
Area
Word Area
Bit Area
Note
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Description
Sets the words used as system memory for basic communications with the PLC.
Refer to 6-2-3 System Memory for details.
Sets the memory area and first address of the area of
memory used for communications between the PT and
PLC in word units, such as for the screen number.
The default is D0 to D2.
Sets the memory area and first address of the area of
memory used for communications between the PT and
PLC in bit units, such as for the screen saver.
The default is 0 to 2.
The default words for the Bit Area are CIO 0 to CIO 2. If CIO 0 to CIO 2 are
allocated to real I/O, be sure to change the settings (e.g., to words in the Work
Section 5-1
Starting the NV-Designer and Creating New Projects
Area).
Example: With a CP-series PLC, CIO 0 to CIO 2 are allocated to built-in
inputs, so the words allocated to the Bit Area must always be changed from
the defaults.
8. When the NV-Designer is started, a project is created at the same time.
The following Main Window will be displayed.
9. Double-click “0” in the Screen Manager. Base screen 0 and the Parts Library will open as shown in the following graphic.
Screen manager
Base screen 0
Parts Library
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Section 5-1
Additional Information
Multiple projects can be created and opened simultaneously using the NVDesigner. It is also possible to copy and move screens between projects, as well
as to copy and move parts on a screen.
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Section 5-2
Checking or Converting the Model
5-2
Checking or Converting the Model
5-2-1
NV Model Convert
Select Convert - NV Model Convert from the Tool Menu of the NV-Designer.
NV Model Conversion Table
After conversion
NV3W
NV3W-V1
NV4W
NV3Q
Vertical color
Color
Vertical monochrome
Monochrome
Vertical with 8 shades of gray
8 shades of gray
Vertical with 2 shades of gray
2 shades of gray
Vertical monochrome
Monochrome
Vertical monochrome
Monochrome
Before conversion
NV3W
Monochrome
---
Not supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Vertical
monochrome
Not supported.
---
Not supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
NV3W- Monochrome
V1
Not supported.
Not supported.
---
Not supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Vertical
monochrome
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
---
Not supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
2 shades of
gray
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
---
Not supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
Vertical with 2
shades of
gray
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
---
Not supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
Supported.
8 shades of
gray
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
---
Not supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
Vertical with 8
shades of
gray
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
---
Not supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
Supported.
Monochrome
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
---
Not supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
Vertical
monochrome
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
---
Not supported.
Supported.
Color
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
---
Not supported.
Vertical color
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
---
NV4W
NV3Q
Note
Models can be converted only if the number of dots of the model
after the conversion is the same or larger than the model before
conversion. If the NV4W is changed from 8 shades of gray to 2
shades of gray or the NV3Q is changed from color to monochrome,
the NV-Designer will automatically reduce the number of shades
or colors.
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Checking or Converting the Model
5-2-2
Section 5-2
PLC Model Convert
Select Convert – PLC Model Convert from the Tool Menu of the NV-Designer.
5-2-3
Checking the Model
Check the NV-series PT model and PLC model of the screen being created.
Select NV Configuration from the PT Menu of the NV-Designer. Check the
models on the Basic Setup Tab Page.
NV Configuration Dialog Box
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Section 5-3
Creating Base Screens
5-3
Creating Base Screens
Click “0” in the Screen Manager. Base screen 0 and the Parts Library will be
displayed.
Screen Manager
Double-click "0."
Screen number
Base screen 0
Parts Library
Project name
Additional Information
Select Zoom from the View Menu to zoom in and out of the base screen.
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Positioning Character Strings, Graphics, and Parts
5-4
Section 5-4
Positioning Character Strings, Graphics, and Parts
You can position character strings, graphics, and parts on the opened base
screen. Refer to the following methods for positioning.
Refer to 7-1-2 Entering Character Strings and Graphics for details on how to
position character strings and graphics.
Refer to 7-2-1 Positioning Parts for details.
Note
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Bit map data that is on the clipboard can be pasted on a screen.
Section 5-5
Copying and Moving Parts and Screens
5-5
5-5-1
Copying and Moving Parts and Screens
Copying and Moving Parts between Screens
With the NV-Designer, you can copy or move parts and graphics on base
screens between different projects or within the same project.
Copying Parts between
Screens
Right-click the part to be copied and select Copy. Then right-click where you
want the copy to be made and select Paste.
→
Note
Moving Parts between
Screens
If you copy parts between screens for different models of PT, the parts will
automatically be converted to allow for differences in parts colors and functionality between the PTs.
Right-click the part to be moved and select Cut. Then right-click where you
want to move the part and select Paste.
→
Note
If you move parts between screens for different models of PT, the parts will
automatically be converted to allow for differences in parts colors and functionality between the PTs.
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Section 5-5
Copying and Moving Parts and Screens
5-5-2
Copying and Moving Screens between Projects
With the NV-Designer, you can copy or move base screens between different
projects.
Copying Screens between
Projects
Right-click the screen to copy in the Screen Manager and select Copy (or
select the screen and click the Copy Button). Then right-click the screen
where you want the copy to be made in the Screen Manager for a different
product and select Paste (or select the screen and click the Paste Button).
After pasting the screen, you can double-click it to display the copy.
→
Moving Screens between
Projects
Right-click the screen to move in the Screen Manager and select Cut (or
select the screen and click the Copy Button). Then right-click the screen
where you want the copy to be made in the Screen Manager for a different
product and select Paste (or select the screen and click the Paste Button).
After moving the screen, you can double-click the screen to display it.
→
Note
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You cannot copy screens between different models of PT.
Section 5-6
Saving the Project
5-6
5-6-1
Saving the Project
Save
Select Save from the File Menu.
5-6-2
Save As
1,2,3...
1. Select Save As from the File Menu. The following message will be displayed.
To stop displaying this message, clear the Display this dialog box when
saving Check Box.
2. Click the Close Button.
3. Specify the save location in the Save As Dialog Box and Click the Save
Button.
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Section 5-7
Project and Execution Files
5-7
5-7-1
Project and Execution Files
Projects
Projects include screen data and settings. With the NV-Designer, PT screen
data and the model settings are managed together as a project.
When the created project is saved, the project file (.nvp: the file that is related
to the NV-Designer and started to access the project) that is named at that
time and a project folder will be newly created under the specified folder when
the project is saved. Files with project settings will be created in the Project
Folder.
When "sample" is specified as the file name.
Folder specified for saving
Project structure data
Folder specified for
saving with the same
name as the file
Example: sample
sample.nvp:
Setting data
Project profile (.nbk)
sample.nbk :
Project backup file (.nvk) (for system)
sample.INI :
Initialization file (.INI)
sample.WDF:
PLC driver file (.WDF)
GNRL0000-.BSD: Base screen data (one file for each screen)
sample.HSY:
NV-Configuration file (.HSY)
sample.R00:
Recipe file (.R00)
sample.ALK:
Flow text file (.ALK)
sample.SPW:
Passwords (.SPW)
• Screen data is saved in base screen data files (.BSD). A separate file is
used for each screen.
• Setting files are created when the settings are saved.
5-7-2
Execution Files of the PT Model after Transfer
When projects are transferred to the PT or SD memory card from the NVDesigner, they are converted to the following PT execution files.
• Save folder and execution file name after transfer.
Save folder:
Base screens:
Keyboard screens
Login screens:
PLC driver:
NV Configuration:
Recipes:
Write Address:
Flow text:
Passwords:
Firmware:
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base***.gsd
keyb***.gsd
login***.gsd
plc_drv.gsd
nvconfig***.gsd
recip***.gsd
devw.gsd
flow.gsd
pswd.gsd
firmware.gsd
***: 000 to fff is the screen number.
***: 000 to fff is the keyboard number.
***: 000 to fff is the login screen number.
***: 000 to fff is the recipe number.
SECTION 6
NV Configuration
This section describes the parameters in the NV Configuration in detail.
6-1
6-2
NV Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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6-1-1
Setting Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
68
6-1-2
NV Configuration Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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6-1-3
Default Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
71
Setting the NV Configuration from the NV-Designer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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6-2-1
Setting Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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6-2-2
Basic Settings Tab Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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6-2-3
System Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
75
6-2-4
Communication Parameters Tab Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
81
6-2-5
PLC Multiple Connection Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
83
6-2-6
Auto-Paging Tab Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
85
6-2-7
Start-up Screen Tab Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
87
6-2-8
Setup 1 Tab Page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
88
6-2-9
Setup 2 Tab Page (NV3W-V1/NV4W/NV3Q Only) . . . . . . . . . . . .
93
6-2-10 Hold Memory Tab Page (NV4W/NV3Q Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
94
6-2-11 Other Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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NV Configuration
6-1
NV Configuration
The initial conditions must be set in NV Configuration before using the PT.
6-1-1
Setting Parameters
There are the following two methods for setting parameters in the NV Configuration.
1,2,3...
1. Setting from the NV-Designer
First, set the NV Configuration parameters in the NV-Designer, and then
connect the NV-Designer to the PT and transfer the NV Configuration to
the PT.
NV-Designer Screen
Design Software
PT
NV Configuration
transferred.
2. Setting from the System Menu on the PT
After transferring the NV Configuration, parts of it can be modified from the
PT System Menu using the following procedure. Touch the front panel on
the upper left corner, upper right corner, and lower right corner in that order
to display the System Menu.
PT
(1)
(2)
System Menu
(3)
Touch the upper left corner (1),
upper right corner (2), and then
the lower right cornet (3) in order.
The following parameters can be set from the PT System Menu only:
PT clock, LCD contrast, backlight, touch switches, and memory initialization.
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NV Configuration
6-1-2
NV Configuration Parameters
Tab
page
NV3W
NV3W-V1
NV4W
NV3Q
Title
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
PLC Model
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Displaying the NV model
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
System Memory Area
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Setting Method
NVSystem
Designer
Menu on
the PT
Supported. Not supported.
Supported. Not supported.
Supported. Not supported.
Supported. Not supported.
Supported. Supported.
Supported.
Supported
Supported
Supported
Auto-Paging
Not supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Startup Screen
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
PLC Clock
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
NV Clock
Not supported.
Not supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Summer Time
Not supported.
Not supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Automatic Backlight Off
Not supported.
Not supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Key Press Sound
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Battery Error Display
Not supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
File Compression
Not supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
System Menu Language
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Setup of Multi-Language
Exchange
Backlight Brightness Setting
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
(Adjust and
transfer)
Supported.
(Adjust and
transfer)
Supported.
(Adjust and
transfer)
Not supported.
Supported.
(Adjust and
transfer)
Not supported.
Supported.
NV3W (-V1) :
Not supported.
NV4W:
Supported.
NV3Q: Supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
NV3W: Not
supported.
NV3W-V1:
Supported.
NV4W:
Supported.
NV3Q: Supported.
Not supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Basic
Setup
Item
Communication Parameters
PLC Multiple
Setup 1
Connection*1
Clock
Transfer Outside
Contrast Adjustment
PT
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
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Tab
page
Item
PT
NV3W
NV3W-V1
NV4W
NV3Q
Setting Method
NVSystem
Designer
Menu on
the PT
Setup 2
SD Memory Card Menu
Not supported.
Not supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Hold
Memory
Hold PLC Memory Value
Not supported.
Not supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Not supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Holding Internal Memory
Value
Recipe
Alarm History
Line Graphs
Operation Security
NV3W (-V1) :
Not supported.
NV4W:
Supported.
NV3Q: Supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
NV3W: Not
supported.
NV3W-V1:
Supported.
NV4W:
Supported.
NV3Q: Supported.
*1 PLC multiple connection is supported when communications are performed using Modbus.
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6-1-3
Default Setting
The default settings for the NV Configuration are given below.
Tab page
Basic Setup
Communication
Parameters
PLC Multiple Connection
Auto-paging
Start-up Screen
Setup 1
Item
PLC Model
System Memory Area: Word Area
System Memory Area: Bit Area
COM Port: Baud Rate
COM Port: Data Length
COM Port: Stop Bits
COM Port: Parity Bit
Communication Error Handling: Retry
Communication Error Handling: Wait time
Transmission Delay
PLC Multiple Connection
Setting
OMRON SYSMAC-CS/CJ/CP Series Host Link
D0 to D2
0 to 2
9,600 bps
7
1
Even
5 times
3 seconds
0 ms
No
Auto-paging
Start-up Screen No.
Delay
Clock
Off
0
0
NV clock
Inactive
Clock: Summer Time*1*2
Off
Clock: Transfer Outside*1*2
Automatic Backlight OFF
Key Press Sound
Setup 2(*1)
Hold Memory(*1*2)
Recipe
Alarm History (*1*2)
Line Graphs
Opersation Security
Battery Error Display*1*2
File Compression
System Menu Language
Setup of Multi-Language Exchange: Refer to PLC
Backlight Brightness Setting
Contrast Adjustment
Counting-Down Timer
Free Space on the SD card: Notify when SD
card has little space (*2)
SD Memory Card Menu: Automatic Display (*2)
Function when writing to SD Card: Screen display when writing (*2)
Function when writing to SD Card: Output during write (*2)
Function when writing to SD Card: Stop Writing Control (*2)
Function when writing to SD Card: Output
when error occurs (*2)
Holding PLC Memory
Hold NV Internal Memory Value: Data memory
Hold NV Internal Memory Value: Internal
Relay
Use Recipe
SD Recipe
Record
Record
*1
Operation Security Function Available
Index registration (*1) Record
Off
Enabled
Off
On
Dependant on NV-Designer language setting
Off
Off
Off
No
Off
Off
Yes
No
No
No
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Not supported.
Not supported.
Off
Not supported.
*1 These functions are not supported by the NV3W.
*2 These functions are not supported by the NV3W-V1.
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6-2
Section 6-2
Setting the NV Configuration from the NV-Designer
This section describes the procedure for setting the NV Configuration from the
NV-Designer. Refer to the Setup Manual for information on how to set the NV
Configuration from the System Menu.
6-2-1
Setting Method
1,2,3...
1. Select PT – NV Configuration from the NV-Designer Menu to open the NV
Configuration Dialog Box. If multiple project files are already open, the Select File Dialog Box will be displayed. Select a project file to set up.
2. Set the required items. (Refer to 6-2-2 Basic Settings Tab Page and following sections for details.)
3. Save the file and transfer it to the PT. (Refer to 9-1 Transferring Screens
from the NV-Designer for details.)
Note
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The settings will be reflected in the PT once the setting file has been transferred from the NV-Designer.
Section 6-2
Setting the NV Configuration from the NV-Designer
NV Configuration Dialog Box
Tab page
Basic Setup
Communication
Parameters
PLC Multiple Connection (NV4W/
NV3Q only)
Auto-Paging
Start-up Screen
Setup 1
Setup 2 (NV3W-V1/
NV4W/NV3Q only)
Hold Memory
(NV4W/NV3Q only)
Recipe
Alarm History
(NV4W/NV3Q only)
Line Graph
Password
(NV3W-V1/NV4W/
NV3Q only)
Index registration
(NV3W-V1/NV4W/
NV3Q only)
Initialize Button
Description
Sets the PT model and system memory. Set the first
words in the Word Area and Bit Area in the PLC.
Sets the serial communications settings between the PT
and PLC.
Sets parameters when multiple PLCs or OMRON EJ1
Temperature Controllers are connected using Modbus.
Reference
6-2-2 Basic Settings Tab Page
Enables auto-paging, which automatically switches the
screen displayed on the PT after a certain period of time.
Sets the number of the screen displayed on the PT when
the power supply is turned ON and its display time.
Sets the clock reference, automatic backlight OFF function, key press sound, battery error display, file compression, display language switching, backlight brightness,
and contrast. (NV3W (-V1) only)
Enables/disables displaying the counting-down timer and
SD Memory Card Menu.
Sets the words to be held for PLC and PT internal memory.
Sets whether to use the recipe function, and also the
control address for the recipe function.
Sets sampling for groups 0 and 1, as well as the control
address for the alarm history.
Sets sampling for groups 0 to 4 for line graphs.
Sets security using passwords.
6-2-6 Auto-Paging Tab Page
Performs the settings related to the addresses to be
used as the indexes.
7-3-5 Index Modifiers
6-2-4 Communication Parameters Tab
Page
6-2-5 PLC Multiple Connection Tab
6-2-7 Start-up Screen Tab Page
6-2-8 Setup 1 Tab Page
6-2-9 Setup 2 Tab Page (NV3W-V1/
NV4W/NV3Q Only)
6-2-10 Hold Memory Tab Page (NV4W/
NV3Q Only)
8-5 Recipes
7-11 Alarm Lists (NV3W-V1/NV4W/
NV3Q)
7-10 Line Graphs
8-6 Security Functions
The following message will be displayed when the Initialize Button is clicked in
the NV Configuration Dialog Box.
Click the OK Button to reset all parameters to default values.
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6-2-2
Section 6-2
Basic Settings Tab Page
This tab page is used to set the system memory for basic communications
with the PLC. Always set the system memory when you create a new project.
Item
Title
NV Model
PLC Model
System Memory
Initialize
Setting System Memory
Description
Input the title of the configuration file (internal file). Titles are
convenient when there are several configurations for different
PTs.
Sets the model of PT to be displayed when the NV-Designer is
started.
Note If you change the PT model, select Convert - NV Model
Convert from the Tool Menu.
Sets the model of PLC to be displayed when the NV-Designer
is started.
Note If you change the PLC model, select Convert – PLC
Model Convert from the Tool Menu.
Sets system memory. Set the first words in the Word Area and
Bit Area.
Click this button to reset all parameters to their default settings.
System Memory
Sets the areas used in the system memory.
Refer to 6-2-3 System Memory for information on the system memory.
Word Area
Sets the memory area and first address of the area of memory used for communications between the PT and PLC in word units, such as for the screen
number.
Bit Area
Sets the memory area and first address of the area of memory used for communications between the PT and PLC in bit units, such as for the screen
saver. Click the button by the Word Area or Bit Area in the System Memory
Area to display the Address Setting Dialog Box. Set the PLC memory area
and address in this dialog box.
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Word Area
Bit Area
Item
1
2
3
Description
Click the Area Box and select an area from the pull
down menu.
Channel No. (i.e., word Enter the address directly or by using the keypad.
address)
Corrections can be made by clicking the Back or
Clear Button.
Bit Number (When
setting Bit Area)
Area
Precaution for Correct Operation
Do not allocate words that are used for real I/O to the Bit Area in system memory. The output status for allocated bits may turn ON or OFF, or the operation of
the PT may change when an input turns ON or OFF.
Note
(1) Word Area
Sets the memory area and first address of the area of memory used to
read/write data in word units, such as for the screen number.
(2) Bit Area
Sets the memory area and first address of the area of memory used to
read/write data in bits, such as for the automatic backlight OFF function.
Refer to 6-2-3 System Memory.
6-2-3
System Memory
System Memory
The PT is constantly communicates with the internal memory of the PLC. The
PLC internal memory is divided into the following two areas.
■ System Memory
The system memory is used to control the system, such as for specifying the
screen number or backlight status. The specified words in the PLC memory
are allocated for communications, which are performed constantly.
■ Communications Addresses for Parts
The addresses used by parts can be specified freely. Communications are
performed only for the addresses used by the parts displayed on the screen.
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System Memory
Specifies the screen
number and backlight
color.
PT
Continuous
communications
PLC
PLC internal memory
Communications
Addresses for Parts
An address is specified
for each part.
Operations Using the
System Memory
The following parameters can be specified and monitored from the system
memory.
• Specify: Displayed screen number, backlight color, backlight ON/flashing.
• Monitor: Displayed screen number, data being input, battery backup
error, low battery.
PLC
System memory
PT
Specification
Screen number,
backlight color, etc.
Monitor
Displayed screen
number, input data, etc.
Contents of System
Memory
Word Area
N
N+1
N+2
Bit Area
N
N+1
N+2
Screen Number from PLC
Not used.
Current Screen Number
Not used.
Three words are allocated for the Word Area and three words are allocated for
the Bit Area.
Word Area
N
N+1
N+2
Three consecutive words
Bit Area
N
N+1
N+2
Three consecutive words
The following words are set as the system memory by default.
Word Area: D0 to D2
Bit Area: 0 to 2
The first address can be changed in the NV Configuration from the NVDesigner.
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NV3W System Memory
Map
Bits
Word
N+0
N+1
N+2
15
Word Area
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Screen Number from PLC (PLC tells the NV to using this number.)
Do not use.
Current Screen Number (PLC reads this number from the NV.)
Word Area Description
Screen Number from
PLC
Current Screen
Number
This word contains the number in hexadecimal of the screen
specified by the PLC for the NV to display.
This word contains the number in hexadecimal of the screen
currently displayed by the NV.
Bit Area
12
Screen Display Bit
Backlight Control Enable Bit
Backlight ON/Flash Bit
11
10
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Do not use.
Data Entry Flag
N+1
N+2
9
Display Reversal Bit
13
Key Press Sound Disable Bit
14
Backlight color
15
Buzzer
Bits
Word
N+0
Bit Area Description
Buzzer
Screen Display Bit
Backlight Control
Enable Bit
Backlight ON/Flash
Bit
Backlight color
Key Press Sound
Disable Bit
Display Reversal Bit
Data Entry Flag
Turn ON this bit to turn ON the buzzer.
Turn ON this bit to make the PT display the screen specified by
the PLC. (This bit is effective only when it changes from OFF
to ON.)
Turn ON this bit to enable controlling the backlight (flashing
and color).
OFF: Lit (normal), ON: Flashing
00: Not lit, 01: Green (white), 10: Red, 11: Orange (pink)
When turned ON, disables the key press sound so that there is
no sound when the PT touch panel is touched even if the key
press sound is enabled in the NV Configuration from the NVDesigner.
Turn ON this bit to make the entire black/white display in
reverse.
This bit will be ON while data is being entered and will turn
OFF when data entry has been completed. (This bit is effective only when a keyboard is being used.)
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NV3W-V1 System Memory
Map
Bits
Word
N+0
N+1
N+2
15
14
Word Area
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Screen Number from PLC (PLC tells the NV to using this number.)
Do not use.
Current Screen Number (PLC reads this number from the NV.)
Word Area Description
Screen Number from
PLC
Current Screen
Number
This word contains the screen number specified by the PLC
for the NV to display in hexadecimal.
This word contains the number in hexadecimal of the screen
currently displayed on the NV.
Bit Area
Backlight ON/Flash Bit
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Do not use.
Data Entry Flag
N+1
N+2
9
Login Screen Flag
Backlight Control Enable Bit
10
Password Change Screen Flag
Screen Display Bit
11
Backlight Brightness
12
Display Reversal Bit (*1)
13
Key Press Sound Disable Bit
14
Backlight color
15
Buzzer
Bits
Word
N+0
Bit Area Description
Buzzer
Screen Display Bit
Backlight Control
Enable Bit
Backlight ON/Flash Bit
Backlight color
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Turn ON this bit to turn ON the buzzer.
Turn ON this bit to make the PT display the screen specified by the PLC. (This bit is effective only when it changes
from OFF to ON.)
Turn ON this bit to enable controlling the backlight (flashing
and color).
OFF: Lit (normal), ON: Flashing
NV4W:
00: Not lit, 01: Green (white), 10: Red, 11: Orange (pink)
NV3Q Monochrome:
00: Not lit, 01: White, 10: Red, 11: Pink
NV3Q Color:
00: Not lit, 01: Lit, 10: Lit, 11: Lit
Setting the NV Configuration from the NV-Designer
Key Press Sound Disable Bit
Display Reversal Bit
Backlight Brightness
Data Entry Flag
Login Screen Flag
Password Change
Screen Flag
Section 6-2
When turned ON, disables the key press sound so that
there is no sound when the PT touch panel is touched even
if the key press sound is enabled in the NV Configuration
from the NV-Designer.
Turn ON this bit to make the entire black/white display in
reverse.
Adjusts the backlight brightness.
0000: Not adjusted
0001 - 1111: The greater the value is the brighter the backlight becomes.
This bit will be ON while data is being entered and will turn
OFF when data entry has been completed. (This bit is
effective only when a keyboard is being used.)
This bit will be ON while the login screen is being displayed
and will turn OFF when it has closed.
This bit will be ON while the password change screen or
password management screen is being displayed and will
turn OFF when the screen has closed.
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NV4W/NV3Q System
Memory Map
Bits
Word
N+0
N+1
N+2
15
Word Area
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Screen Number from PLC (PLC tells the NV to using this number.)
Do not use.
Current Screen Number (PLC reads this number from the NV.)
Word Area Description
Screen Number from
PLC
Current Screen
Number
This word contains the screen number specified by the PLC
for the NV to display in hexadecimal.
This word contains the number in hexadecimal of the screen
currently displayed on the NV.
Bit Area
5
4
3
2
1
0
Data Entry Flag
6
Battery Backup Error Flag
7
Battery Low Flag
8
Login Screen Flag
Backlight ON/Flash Bit
N+1
N+2
9
Password Change Screen Flag
Backlight Control Enable Bit
10
SD Memory Card Insertion Bit
Screen Display Bit
11
Backlight Brightness
12
Display Reversal Bit (*1)
13
Key Press Sound Disable Bit
14
Backlight color
15
Buzzer
Bits
Word
N+0
Do not use.
*1 [email protected]@@/[email protected] only
Bit Area Description
Buzzer
Screen Display Bit
Backlight Control
Enable Bit
Backlight ON/Flash Bit
Backlight color
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Turn ON this bit to turn ON the buzzer.
Turn ON this bit to make the PT display the screen specified by the PLC. (This bit is effective only when it changes
from OFF to ON.)
Turn ON this bit to enable controlling the backlight (flashing
and color).
OFF: Lit (normal), ON: Flashing
NV4W:
00: Not lit, 01: Green (white), 10: Red, 11: Orange (pink)
NV3Q Monochrome:
00: Not lit, 01: White, 10: Red, 11: Pink
NV3Q Color:
00: Not lit, 01: Lit, 10: Lit, 11: Lit
Setting the NV Configuration from the NV-Designer
Section 6-2
Key Press Sound Disable Bit
When turned ON, disables the key press sound so that
there is no sound when the PT touch panel is touched even
if the key press sound is enabled in the NV Configuration
from the NV-Designer.
Display Reversal Bit
Turn ON this bit to make the entire black/white display in
reverse.
Backlight Brightness
Adjusts the backlight brightness.
0000: Not adjusted
0001 - 1111: The greater the value is the brighter the backlight becomes.
Data Entry Flag
This bit will be ON while data is being entered and will turn
OFF when data entry has been completed. (This bit is
effective only when a keyboard is being used.)
Login Screen Flag
This bit will be ON while the login screen is being displayed
and will turn OFF when it has closed.
SD Memory Card Inser- Off: Not inserted
tion Bit
On: Inserted
Password Change
This bit will be ON while the password change screen or
password management screen is being displayed and will
Screen Flag
turn OFF when the screen has closed.
Battery Backup Error
This bit will be ON if clock data or PLC memory holding
data held in the SRAM (built-in RAM) are not backed up
Flag
properly. (This bit will also be ON if SRAM is not backed up
by the battery. " " is displayed at the lower right of the
Battery Low Flag
window.*1)
This bit will turn ON when the battery charge becomes low.
Replace the battery within a week after this bit turns ON.
(" " is displayed at the lower right of the screen.*1)
*1 If displaying battery errors is not enabled, it will not be displayed.
*2 The Battery Backup Error Flag and Battery Low Flag will function even if
the display for a discharged battery is disabled.
6-2-4
Communication Parameters Tab Page
Sets the serial communications settings between the PT and PLC.
Note
Communications parameters can be set from the Port Screen in the Setting
Mode of the PT System Menu.
■
NV3W
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■
NV3W-V1
■
NV4W/NV3Q
Section 6-2
Item
Description
PLC Unit No. (0 - 31) Specifies the Host Link unit number of the connected PLC
from 0 to 31. This setting is required only the Host Link unit
number of the PLC is not 0.
If communications are performed using Modbus, set the PLC
unit number to between 1 and 247.
COM Port (ConSets the baud rate and transmission format for communicanected to PLC or
tions with the connected PLC.
External Device)
• Baud Rate
Select from 9,600, 19,200, 38,400, 57,600, or 115,200 bps.
• Data Length
Select 7 bits or 8 bits.
• Stop bits
Always 1 bit.
• Parity
Select none, odd, or even.
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Item
Communication
Error Handling
Transmission Delay
Note
6-2-5
Description
Click the Setup Button and open the Communications Error
Handling Dialog Box to set the following parameters.
• Number of retries
Set the number of retries for communications errors to
between 0 and 255.
• Waiting time
Set the number of retries for communications errors to
between 0 and 64 seconds.
• Display Error Codes
Select Off, On (hold), or On (Unhold).
The time between receiving data from the PLC and when data
is sent from the PT can be adjusted. A delay time longer than
the set value can be obtained by setting the transmission delay
parameter. Set this parameter when data transmission from
the PT is too fast for the PLC to receive it properly. The setting
range is between 0 to 1,000 ms.
When connecting to an OMRON EJ1 Temperature Controller using ModbusRTU, set a transmission delay of at least 5 ms in the communications parameters in the NV Configuration of the PT. Communications may not be performed
correctly if a transmission delay of 4 ms or less is set. Use a value of the least
5 ms (default) for the port B send wait time in the EJ1. Communications may
not be performed correctly if a send wait time of 4 ms or less is set.
PLC Multiple Connection Tab
This tab page is used to set parameters when connecting multiple PLCs or
OMRON EJ1 Temperature Controllers using Modbus. The following dialog
box will be displayed when the PLC Multiple Connection Tab is clicked in the
NV Configuration Dialog Box.
Item
PLC Multiple Connection
Description
• No
PLC multiple connection is not used.
• Yes
PLC multiple connection is used.
If the Yes Option is selected, the PT will recognize the unit
number set in the PLC.
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PLC Unit Number and
Comment
The following dialog box is displayed if the Yes Option is selected for PLC multiple connection.
A comment can be registered for each unit number.
Click a unit number to select it, and then click the Comment Button. The following dialog box will be displayed.
1
Item
Unit Number
2
Comment
Description
Displays the selected unit number.
The unit number cannot be changed.
Input a comment for the unit number
(64 characters).
Click the OK Button to register the comment. The registered comment will be
displayed when you return to the original dialog box.
Note
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Inputting comments (optional) for PLC unit numbers makes it easier to identify
the PLCs when setting addresses, e.g., for parts.
Setting the NV Configuration from the NV-Designer
6-2-6
Section 6-2
Auto-Paging Tab Page
Open the Auto-Paging Tab Page from the NV Configuration Dialog Box. The
auto-paging function is used to automatically switch to a specified screen after
a specified period of time has passed.
Item
Auto-Paging
Description
• Off
Screens will not be switched automatically.
• On
Screens will be automatically switched according to the settings. The Setup Button will be enabled if the error code display is enabled. Click the Setup Button and set the screen
number to display, the display time, and jump destination.
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Setting the NV Configuration from the NV-Designer
Setting Up Auto-Paging
Select the On Option for Auto-Paging and click the Setup Button. The AutoPaging Dialog Box will be displayed. Set the screen number, time, and jump
destination, then click the Save Button.
4
5
1
6
7
2
3
1
Item
Screen No.
2
Time
3
4
Jump to
Settings Display
Area
OK Button
5
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Description
Enter the number of the screen to switch to automatically
within the range given in parentheses.
Sets the time the switched screen is displayed. It can be
set to between 1 and 255 seconds.
Sets the screen number to switch to.
Sets up auto-paging.
6
Delete Button
Closes the Auto-Paging Dialog Box and returns to the
Auto-Paging Tab Page.
Deletes the screens saved in auto-paging.
7
Save Button
Saves the settings.
Setting the NV Configuration from the NV-Designer
6-2-7
Section 6-2
Start-up Screen Tab Page
Open the Start-up Screen Tab Page from NV Configuration. Set the number of
the screen to display and the time until it is displayed after turning ON the
power supply. This function is useful when the time required for the PLC to
turn ON is longer than the time required for the PT. There will be no communications between the PLC and PT during the startup delay, so even if the PLC
takes longer to start a timeout error will not be displayed on the PT screen.
Item
Start-Up Screen No.
Delay
Description
Enter the number of the screen to display when the power supply is turned ON within the range given in parentheses. Click
the button next to the box and set the startup screen from the
dialog box that appears.
Set the display time of the startup screen to between 0 and
255 seconds. Click the button next to the box and set the time
to display the screen from the dialog box that appears.
When the startup screen display time has elapsed, the screen number stored
in the first address of the Word Area in system memory that is set in the Basic
Setup of the NV Configuration will be displayed.
Note
There will be no communications between the PLC and PT during the startup
screen delay time. Functional parts on the startup screen will not be displayed
during the startup screen delay time.
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6-2-8
Section 6-2
Setup 1 Tab Page
Open the Setup 1 Tab Page from the NV Configuration Dialog Box to set the
clock, backlight, etc.
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■
NV3W (-V1)
■
NV3Q
Section 6-2
Setting the NV Configuration from the NV-Designer
■
Clock
Item
Clock
Transfer Outside
(NV4W/NV3Q
only)
Automatic Backlight Off*1
Key Press Sound
NV4W
Description
Sets the reference for the clock displayed on the PT. For the NV4W/NV3Q, set either the
NV clock or the PLC clock. For the NV3W (-V1), specify if PLC data is to be accessed for
the clock displays.
Sets whether to transfer displayed clock data to an external device, such as the PLC. If
you specify accessing PLC data, a setting item will be displayed to enter the communications address. Set the address in the PLC from which clock data will be output.
Refer to Setting the Clock Function on page 91 for details.
Sets whether to automatically turn OFF the backlight.
• Off
The backlight is not automatically turned OFF.
• On
The backlight is automatically turned OFF. If the On Option is selected, a box to specify
the amount of time taken until the backlight is automatically turned OFF will be displayed. Set time to between 1 and 30 minutes.
Sets the sound that is made when the screen is touched.
• Disable
The operation sound is disabled.
• Enable
The operation sound is enabled.
Battery Error Display*2
(NV4W/NV3Q only)
Sets whether to display the battery low mark (
File Compression*3
Sets whether to compress the data transferred to the PT.
• Off
Screen data is not compressed.
• On
Screen data is compressed.
Sets the language for the System Menu. Select one of the following from the pull down
menu.
• English (default)
• Japanese
System Menu Language
).
• Off
The battery low mark is not displayed.
• On
The battery low mark is displayed when the battery charge is low and when it is out of
charge.
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Setting the NV Configuration from the NV-Designer
Item
Startup of Multi-Language
Exchange*4
Backlight Brightness Setting
Contrast Adjustment (NV3W
(-V1)/NV4W only)
Description
Sets whether to specify the language number from the PLC when using the multi-language exchange function.
• Off
Language numbers are not specified from the PLC.
• On
Language numbers are specified from the PLC. If you specify accessing PLC data, a
setting will be displayed to enter the communications address (2 words). Set the address
in the PLC from which the language number will be set. The following two words are
used for the communications addresses.
First word: Language number specified by the PLC (sent from PLC to PT)
First word +1: Number of language currently displayed on PT (sent from PT to PLC)
For details, refer to 8-7 Switching the Display Language and to information on switching
the display language in the NV-Designer online help.
Sets the brightness of the backlight.
• Off
The brightness of the backlight is not set.
• On
The brightness of the backlight is set. If setting the brightness is enables, a setting item
will be displayed to enter the value. Set the value to within the range given in parentheses.
Sets contrast adjustment.
• Off
The contrast is not set.
• On
The contrast can be adjusted. If setting the brightness is enabled, a setting item will be
displayed to enter the value. Set the value to within the range given in parentheses.
*1 After the backlight has been automatically turned OFF, touching the screen
will turn it back ON. Even if there is a touch switch on the screen where
you touch it, it will not be activated.
*2 The Battery Backup Error Flag and Battery Low Flag of the system memory will function even if the display for a battery error is disabled.
*3 The number of saved screens can be increased by compressing them but
the screen switching speed will be slower. Check the speed by actually
testing operation.
*4 To use the multi-language exchange function, the following settings are
required: Multi-language exchange setting on the Language Tab Page of
the NV Configuration and the language settings in the computer’s operating system. Refer to 8-7 Switching the Display Language for details.
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Section 6-2
Setting the NV Configuration from the NV-Designer
Setting the Clock Function
NV3W (-V1)
Specify if PLC data is to be accessed for the clock displays. If accessing PLC
data is enabled, a setting item will appear to set the first communications
address. Set the memory area and address in the PLC.
If accessing PLC data is enabled, this
setting will be displayed.
Either enter the setting directly or click
the button on the right of the box and
enter the setting from the dialog box that
will appear.
NV4W/NV3Q
Select either the NV Clock or PLC Clock for the Clock. If the NV clock is
selected, you will be able to activate or inactivate summer time.
If the NV clock is selected, this
setting will be displayed.
Select inactivate, DST (USA), or
CEST (EU) from the pull down menu.
The summer time settings are outlined in the following table.
Setting
Inactive
DST (USA)
CEST (EU)
Description
Summer time is not used.
The USA summer time system is used. (Period: From 2:00
AM on the 2nd Sunday in March until 2:00 AM on the 1st Sunday in November)
The EU summer time system is used. (Period: From 1:00 AM
on the last Sunday in March until 1:00 AM on the last Sunday
in October)
If using the PLC Clock is selected, a setting item will appear to set the first
communications address. Set the PLC memory area and address.
If using the PLC Clock is enabled, this
setting will be displayed.
Either enter the setting directly or click
the button on the right of the box and
enter the setting from the dialog box
that will appear.
The words that can be set in the PLC to access clock data are given below.
CS/CJ/CP-series PLCs: Specify A351 as the first communications address.
Word
A351
A352
A353
A354
Upper byte (bits 08 to 15)
Minutes (00 to 59 BCD)
Date (01 to 31 BCD)
Month (01 to 12 BCD)
---
Lower byte (bits 00 to 07)
Seconds (00 to 59 BCD)
Hour (00 to 23 BCD)
Year (00 to 99 BCD)
Day of week (00 to 06 BCD)
00: Sunday, 01: Monday, 02: Tuesday, 03: Wednesday, 04: Thursday,
05: Friday, 06: Saturday
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Setting the NV Configuration from the NV-Designer
C-series (C200HX/HG/HE(-Z), CQM1H, CPM2A/CPM2C, CPM1/CPM1A):
Specify AR18 as the first communications address.
Word
AR18
AR19
AR20
AR21
AR22
Upper byte (bits 08 to 15)
Hour (00 to 23 BCD)
Minutes (00 to 59 BCD)
Date (01 to 31 BCD)
Year (00 to 99 BCD)
---
Lower byte (bits 00 to 07)
Minutes (00 to 59 BCD)
Seconds (00 to 59 BCD)
Hour (00 to 23 BCD)
Month (01 to 12 BCD)
Day of week (00 to 06 BCD)
00: Sunday, 01: Monday, 02: Tuesday, 03: Wednesday, 04: Thursday,
05: Friday, 06: Saturday
CVM1/CV-series PLCs: Specify CIO 2561 (equivalent to G001) as the first
communications address.
Word
CIO 2561
(Equivalent to G001.)
CIO 2562
(Equivalent to G002.)
CIO 2563
(Equivalent to G003.)
CIO 2564
(Equivalent to G004.)
Upper byte (bits 08 to 15)
Minutes (00 to 59 BCD)
Lower byte (bits 00 to 07)
Seconds (00 to 59 BCD)
Date (01 to 31 BCD)
Hour (00 to 23 BCD)
Month (01 to 12 BCD)
Year (00 to 99 BCD)
---
Day of week (00 to 06 BCD)
00: Sunday, 01: Monday, 02:
Tuesday, 03: Wednesday, 04:
Thursday, 05: Friday, 06: Saturday
Note
If using the PLC clock is selected, the PT will calculate clock data based on
the specified addresses in the PLC. If addresses that do not contain clock
data are specified, the PT will still use the contents of those addresses as
clock data. Be sure to check the correct clock data addresses in your PLC
manual and specify the correct addresses.
Settings to Transfer Clock
Data to an External Device
(NV4W/NV3Q Only)
If the On Option is selected for Transfer Outside, a setting will appear to set
the first output address. Set the PLC memory area and address for transferring clock data.
If the On Option is selected for Transfer
Outside, this setting will be displayed.
Either enter the setting directly or click
the button on the right of the box and
enter the setting from the dialog box that
will appear.
Note
System Menu Language
If the On Option is selected for Transfer Outside, clock data will be transferred
to D0 as a default. The address can be reset according to the PLC that is connected. Error ER1103 will occur if an address that does not exist in the PLC is
set.
The language for the System Menu can be selected from the following:
Japanese or English
Additional Information
With the NV3W-V1/NV4W/NV3Q, the System Menu language can be selected
directly from the System Menu.
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6-2-9
Section 6-2
Setup 2 Tab Page (NV3W-V1/NV4W/NV3Q Only)
Open the Setup 2 Tab Page from the NV Configuration Dialog Box to perform
settings such as the one for SD memory card.
■
NV3W-V1
Item
Countdowon Timer
Free Space on the SD
card
(NV4W/NV3Q only)
Notify when SD card has little space
SD Memory Card
Menu
(NV4W/NV3Q only)
Automatic Display
Description
• No
Countdown Timer] is disabled.
• Yes
[Countdown Timer] is
enabled.
• No
[Notify when SD card has
little space] is disabled.
• Yes
Notify when SD card has little space] is enabled.
• Off
[SD Memory Card Menu][Automatic Display] is disabled.
• On
[SD Memory Card Menu][Automatic Display] is
enabled.
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Setting the NV Configuration from the NV-Designer
Function when writing
to SD Card
(NV4W/NV3Q only)
Item
Screen display when writing
Output during write
Stop Writing Control
Output when error occurs
Section 6-2
Description
• No
[Screen display when writing] is disabled.
• Yes
[Screen display when writing] is enabled.
• No
[Output during write] is disabled.
• Yes
[Output during write] is
enabled.
• No
[Stop Writing Control] is disabled.
• Yes
[Stop Writing Control] is
enabled.
• No
[Output when error occurs]
is disabled.
• Yes
[Output when error occurs]
is enabled.
6-2-10 Hold Memory Tab Page (NV4W/NV3Q Only)
Open the Hold Memory Tab Page from the NV Configuration Dialog Box to set
the memory to be held.
Item
Hold PLC Memory
Value
Hold NV Internal
Memory Value
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Description
This function is used to backup PLC memory in the PT.
• Off
The data in PLC memory is not held.
• On
The data from PLC memory is held. You can back up up to
24 words from the specified address.
This function is used to backup PT memory in the PT. Data
Memory and Internal Relay (i.e., CIO Area) are set separately.
• Off
The data in PT internal memory is not held.
• On
The data in PT internal memory is held. You can back up
from the specified address to the last address.
Section 6-2
Setting the NV Configuration from the NV-Designer
Setting the Hold PLC
Memory Value Function
The hold PLC memory value function is used to back up the specified PLC
memory data in the SRAM of the PT. The PT can back up memory contents
that is lost from the PLC when there is a power interruption. PLC memory
data held by the PT is automatically written to the PLC memory when power is
turned ON again.
If the On Option is selected for Hold PLC Memory Value, a setting will be displayed to enter the first address and number of words. Set the first address in
the PLC and number of words to back up.
If the On Option is selected for Hold PLC
Memory Value, this setting will be displayed.
Either enter the setting directly or click the
button on the right of the box and enter the
setting from the dialog box that will appear.
Note
Setting the Hold NV
Internal Memory Function
An NV-BAT01 Battery (sold separately) is required to back up data.
The hold NV internal memory value function is used to back up the specified
data in internal memory in the PT. All values in addresses after the set value
will be held.
Data Memory
If the On Option is selected for Data Memory, a setting item will be displayed
to enter the GDT start number. Set the first address in internal memory to
back up.
If the On Option is selected for Data
Memory, this setting will be displayed.
Either enter the setting directly or
click the button on the right of the box
and enter the setting from the dialog
box that will appear.
CIO Area
If the On Option is selected for Internal Relay, a setting item will be displayed
to enter the WGR start number. Set the first address in internal memory to
back up.
If the On Option is selected for Internal
Relay, this setting will be displayed.
Either enter the setting directly or click the
button on the right of the box and enter the
setting from the dialog box that will appear.
The PT internal memory is allocated as follows:
Words
Bits
Memory type
Data Memory
CIO Area
CIO Area
Address range
GDT 0 to GDT 2047
WGR 0 to WGR 255
GR 0 to GR 255F
Size
2,048 words
256 words
4,096 bits
Precaution for Correct Operation
An NV-BAT01 Battery (sold separately) is required to back up data.
Note
“WGR” is used to specify GR data in word units. For example, “WGR1” specifies the 16 bits from GR10 to GR1F.
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Section 6-2
6-2-11 Other Settings
For information on recipes and passwords, refer to SECTION 8 Using PT
Functions or to NV-Designer online help. For information on the alarm history
(NV4W/NV3Q only) and line graphs, refer to SECTION 7 Descriptions of Parts
or to NV-Designer online help.
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SECTION 7
Descriptions of Parts
This section describes how to create screens using the various parts provided by the NV-Designer.
7-1
7-2
7-3
7-4
7-5
7-6
7-7
7-8
Character Strings and Graphics (Fixed Parts) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-1-1 Character Strings and Graphics (Fixed Parts). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-1-2 Entering Character Strings and Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-1-3 Setting a Layout According to the Text Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-2-1 Positioning Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-2-2 Parts Libraries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-2-3 Opening Parts Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-2-4 Available Parts Libraries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-2-5 Parts in the Standard Parts Libraries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-2-6 Editing Parts Libraries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-2-7 Changing the Size of a Part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-2-8 User-created Parts Libraries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifying Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-3-1 Specifying Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-3-2 OMRON PLC Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-3-3 PT Internal Addresses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-3-4 Address Input with Modbus
(RTU Mode | Temperature Controller) Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-3-5 Index Modifiers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bit Switches (“Switch”) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-4-1 Bit Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-4-2 Default Settings of Bit Switches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-4-3 Operation Modes of Bit Switches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-4-4 Bit Switch Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Function Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-5-1 Function Switches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-5-2 Default Settings of Function Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-5-3 Operation Modes of Function Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-5-4 Function Switches Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-6-1 Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-6-2 Default Settings of Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-6-3 Lamp Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Data Parts and Keyboard Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-7-1 Data Parts and Keyboard Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-7-2 Default Settings of Keyboard Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-7-3 Default Settings of Data Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-7-4 Settings for Creating an Edit Keyboard Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Level Meters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-8-1 Default Settings of Level Meters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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99
100
102
103
103
104
106
107
112
116
117
118
121
121
122
123
124
125
127
127
127
127
127
128
128
128
129
129
130
130
130
130
131
131
131
132
132
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7-8-2
Displaying the Contents of a Word from the PLC Unit a
Level Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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7-9 Clocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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7-9-1 Default Settings for Clocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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7-9-2 Displaying Clocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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7-10 Line Graphs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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7-10-1 Default Settings for Line Graphs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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7-10-2 Overview of Line Graphs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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7-10-3 Displaying Graphs after Sampling PLC data for a Specified
Interval. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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7-10-4 Batch-reading PLC Memory to Display the Graph. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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7-11 Alarm Lists (NV3W-V1/NV4W/NV3Q). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
152
7-11-1 Default Settings of Alarm History (NV4W/NV3Q only) . . . . . . . . .
152
7-11-2 Default Settings for Alarm Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
152
7-11-3 Overview of Alarm Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
152
7-11-4 Settings for Constantly Monitoring PLC Memory (History Display)
(NV4W/NV3Q only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
7-11-5 Triggered Alarm List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-12 Custom Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-12-1 Creating a Switch Part. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-12-2 Creating Lamps and Message Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-13 Multifunction Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-13-1 Overview of Multifunction Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-13-2 Multifunction Object Setting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Character Strings and Graphics (Fixed Parts)
7-1
7-1-1
Character Strings and Graphics (Fixed Parts)
Character Strings and Graphics (Fixed Parts)
With the NV Series, the following character strings and graphics (fixed parts)
can be displayed on the screen.
Fixed part
Text
Description
Creates a character string.
Line
Creates a straight line.
Continuous line
Creates continuous lines.
Rectangle
Creates a rectangle.
Pie/Oval
Creates a circle or oval.
Arc
Creates a circular or oval arc.
Spline
Creates a curved line.
Sector
Creates a circular or oval sector.
Rounded Rectangle
Creates a square with rounded corners.
Polygon
Creates a polygon.
Fill In
Fills areas enclosed by lines and graphics
with a color.
Bit Map
Icon
---
Color
Pastes bit map data from the clipboard to the
screen.
Sets the language, font, character size,
attributes (e.g., bold), and colors (character
and background colors).
Sets the colors and patterns for graphics.
Line Type
Sets the line thickness and type.
Character Type
Refer to NV-Designer Help for details on each graphic.
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Section 7-1
Character Strings and Graphics (Fixed Parts)
7-1-2
Entering Character Strings and Graphics
Entering Character
Strings
1,2,3...
1. Click the Character String Button (
) on the graphic bar shown below.
The mouse pointer changes to “|” to indicate that you can input a character
string anywhere on the base screen.
2. Click the position on the base screen where you want to input a character
string.
3. Example:
Creates a character string.
4. To exit from the input state, click the Select Button (
) on the graphic bar.
5. Select the character string.
6. Adjust the position.
7. To change the font, size, color, or other attributes, click the Character Type
Button (
) on the graphic bar.
The Character Attributes Dialog Box will be displayed.
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8. Set the font, character size, and other attributes, and then click the OK Button.
Drawing Graphics
Draw the required graphics.
For example, draw a rectangle with rounded corners.
Click the Rectangle Button (
angle.
Click the Color Button (
) on the graphic bar, and then draw the rect-
) on the graphic bar.
For a rectangle with rounded corners, change the line color and pattern of the
corners.
Pasting Bitmap Data
1,2,3...
1. Copy bitmap data to the clipboard in advance.
2. Right-click at the position where you want to insert the base screen.
3. Select Paste (Ctrl+V).
Note
(1) It is not possible to paste data that is larger than the screen.
(2) For color data and grayscale data, the number of colors or the number of
shades of gray will be automatically reduced according to the capabilities
of the PT model.
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7-1-3
Setting a Layout According to the Text Size
Font Types That Can Be
Input
Example for the NV3W
Font
Fixed
True Type
Windows
Characteristics
The font can be half size* or normal size, and can be magnified by 1×, 2×, or 4×.
Half-size characters = 8 × 8 dots (H × V)
Normal characters = 16 × 8 dots (H × V)
Character sizes are specified as the number of dots.
10 to 64 dots
Fonts installed with the NV-Designer are used for display.
Character sizes are specified as the number of dots.
10 to 64 dots
Any of the Windows fonts installed in your computer can be
used for display.
Example for the NV3W
Font
Fixed
True Type
Windows
Characteristics
The font can be half size*1 or normal size, and can be magnified
by 1×, 2×, or 4×.
Half-size characters = 8 × 8 dots (H × V)
Normal characters = 16 × 8 dots (H × V)
Character sizes are specified as the number of dots.
10 to 96 dots
Fonts installed with the NV-Designer are used for display.
Character sizes are specified as the number of dots.
10 to 96 dots
Any of the Windows fonts installed in your computer can be
used for display.
Example for the NV4W/NV3Q
Font
Fixed
True Type
Windows
Characteristics
The font can be half size*1 or normal size, and can be magnified by 1×, 2×, or 4×.
Half-size characters = 8 × 8 dots (H × V)
Normal characters = 16 × 8 dots (H × V)
Character sizes are specified as the number of dots.
10 to 240 dots
Fonts installed with the NV-Designer are used for display.
Character sizes are specified as the number of dots.
10 to 240 dots
Any of the Windows fonts installed in your computer can be
used for display.
*1 Some symbols cannot be used with half-size characters.
Precaution for Correct Operation
Font drawing and character styles are handled using functionality provided by
Windows. The appearance of text depends on the version and type of Windows
being used and the fonts that are installed.
Size of Character Strings
and Parts
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Parts that do not contain a character string can be set to any size. When parts
contain characters (e.g. switches), the part size will be limited by the minimum
character size (minimum character size = 8 x 8 dots).
When designing the screen layout, consider the size of the characters being
used and the screen layout design according the number of dots constituting
the screen of PT model being used.
Section 7-2
Parts
7-2
7-2-1
Parts
Positioning Parts
Drag parts from the parts library of the Standard Dialog Box and drop them on
the base screen.
Double-click a part on the screen, and then set the attributes of the part.
Additional Information
You can display the attribute information (e.g., address) of parts on the screen.
Select Parts Attribute from the View Menu.
Example:
You can display the parts numbers of parts placed on the screen. Select Parts
No. from the View Menu.
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Example:
When you want to draw a very fine part or fine-tune the position of a part,
select Zoom Box from the View Menu.
Precaution for Correct Operation
1. The zoom box will not be displayed properly on Windows Vista or Windows 7
computers on which Aero is enabled. If you use the zoom box, disable Aero.
2. The following limitations apply to positioning parts on a base screen.
• A part cannot be placed on top of another part.
• Character strings and graphics cannot be placed on top of parts.
(If a part overlaps a character string or graphic, the character string or
graphic will be placed in the background behind the part.)
7-2-2
Parts Libraries
A parts library contains parts, such as switches, lamps, data displays, and
keyboards, that you can use to create screens. They can be easily positioned
on base screens by dragging and dropping them.
When NV-Designer is started, all parts in the Standard Parts Library for the
set model will be displayed in front.
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Standard Parts Library
Parts Group Selection Button
Parts
Parts Group Selection
Button
Buttons are displayed by type.
Select a lamp.
See Also
Refer to 7-2-4 Available Parts Libraries.
All of the parts registered in the parts libraries can be viewed as PDF data.
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7-2-3
Opening Parts Library
Additional Information
The standard parts library will open when a base screen is opened.
Opening the Parts Library from the Menu Bar
1,2,3...
1. Select Open Parts Library from the Parts Menu.
2. The Select Parts Library Dialog Box will be displayed.
Select the parts library to use and click the Open Button.
Here, select the Function switch (256 Color) Parts Library.
3. Here, the Function Switch (256 Color) parts library is displayed.
By repeating steps 1 to 3, multiple parts libraries can be opened and used
simultaneously.
Click the title bar of the parts library to display the parts library currently
being in the front.
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7-2-4
Available Parts Libraries
There are basically two types of parts libraries.
Parts
Type
Description
Standard parts These are the standard
library
parts libraries, provided
for each model.
256-color
parts libraries
4,096-color
parts libraries
These libraries contain
parts that can be displayed in 256 colors.
There are three types of
parts: Bit Switches,
Function Switches, and
Lamps.
These libraries contain
parts that can be displayed in 4,096 colors.
These libraries enable
more visual expressions than the 256-color
libraries.
Library name
Standard Parts
Libraries
256-color lamp
library
256-color switch
library
256-color function switch library
4,096-color lamp
library
4,096-color switch
library
4,096-color function switch library
4,096-color icon
switch library
4,096-color metallic switch library
4,096-color pastel switch library
4,096-color real
switch libary
Standard parts
library
Standard (NV3W)
Standard (NV3WV1)
Standard (NV4W)
Standard (NV3Q
Mono)
Standard (NV3Q
Color)
Lamp (256Color)
File name
NV-series PT
PART_V01.SPL
PART_V11.SPL
For the NV3W
For the NV3WV1
For the NV4W
NV3Q monochrome
NV3Q color
PART_V12.SPL
PART_V30M.SPL
PART_V30C.SPL
LAMP_COLOR.SPL NV3Q color
Switch (256Color) SW_COLOR.SPL
Function switch
(256Color)
FSW_COLOR.SPL
Lamp
(4,096Color)
Switch
(4,096Color)
Function switch
(4,096Color)
ICON Switch
(4,096Color)
METALLIC Switch
(4,096Color)
PASTEL Switch
(4,096Color)
REAL Switch
(4,096Color)
LAMP_COLOR4096 NV3Q color
.SPL
SW_COLOR4096.S
PL
FSW_COLOR4096.
SPL
SW_ICON4096.SPL
SW_METALLIC4096
.SPL
SW_PASTEL4096.S
PL
SW_REAL4096.SPL
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Standard Library for an NV3W PT
Standard Library for an NV3W-V1 PT
Standard Library for an NV4W PT
Standard Library for an NV3Q Color PT
Section 7-2
Parts
Standard Library for an NV3Q
Monochrome PT
256-color Lamp Library
256-color Switch Library
256-color Function Switch Library
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4,096-color Lamp Library
4,096-color Switch Library
4,096-color Function Switch Library
4096-color ICON Switch Library
Section 7-2
Parts
4096-color METALLIC Switch Library
4096-color PASTEL Switch Library
4096-color REAL Switch Library
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7-2-5
Parts in the Standard Parts Libraries
Parts in the Standard
Parts Libraries
Standard
library part
name
Part
name
Abbreviati
on
Example
Description
Applicable NV-series PTs
NV3W
NV3WNV4W
NV3Q
V1
SupSupSupSupported. ported. ported. ported.
Switch
Bit
SW
switches
Bit switches are turned ON
and OFF in the same way
as the corresponding bit in
the PLC.
Function
switch
FuncFSW
tion
switches
A part having a function and Supwhich, when touched,
ported.
switches the screen, performs calculations, etc.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Lamp
Lamps
Lamp
The display color of the
lamp changes when the
corresponding bit in the
PLC turns ON and OFF.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Message
Message
parts
Msg
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Data
Data
parts
Data
Message parts change the
message that is displayed
according to changes in the
contents of the corresponding address in the PLC.
You can switch between up
to 16 different messages.
Data parts display the contents of the corresponding
address in the PLC directly
on the screen.
Level meters display
changes in the contents of
the corresponding address
in the PLC.
A part that displays the date
and time based on a referenced clock (PT clock or
PLC clock).
A single clock part displays
any one of the year, month,
day, hour, minutes, seconds, or day of the week.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Level meter Level
meters
Level
Meter
Clock
Clock
Clock
Line graph
Line
graphs
Line Graph
Line graphs display
changes in the contents of
the corresponding address
in the PLC.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Alarm list
Alarm
list
Alarm list
A list of errors that have
occurred can be displayed.
Not
supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Not
supported.
Not
supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Alarm History
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Parts
Standard
library part
name
Keyboard
Custom
Part
name
Keyboard
Abbreviati
on
Example
Description
Applicable NV-series PTs
NV3W
NV3WNV4W
NV3Q
V1
Parts that change the value of the PLC memory address SupSupSupSupbeing displayed by the Data Part.
ported. ported. ported. ported.
DEC1
Used to enter decimal values.
DEC2
Used to enter decimal values (horizontal).
DEC Sign1
Used to enter signed decimal fractions.
DEC Sign2
Used to enter signed decimal fractions (horizontal).
HEX
Used to enter hexadecimal
values.
ASCII
Used to input ASCII data.
Custom SW (Cusswitches tom)
Bit switches are turned ON
and OFF in the same way
as the corresponding bit in
the PLC.
The part can be edited.
Custom
lamps
Lamp
(Custom)
Custom
message
parts
Msg (Custom)
The display color of the
lamp changes when the
corresponding bit in the
PLC turns ON and OFF.
This part can be edited.
A part that switches the displayed character string
according to the value of a
word address, or when the
referenced PLC bit address
turns ON and OFF. The part
can be edited.
ON and OFF Status for
Standard Library Parts
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
Supported.
The main NV-series parts (switches, function switches, and lamps) will be as
shown below when they are ON and OFF.
■
NV3W (-V1)/NV4W
Switches
SW0
SW1
SW2
ON
OFF
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Function Switches
FSW0
FSW1
Lamp0
Lamp1
FSW2
ON
OFF
Lamps
ON
OFF
Note
The ON color and OFF color for switches and lamps cannot be set for the
NV3W (-V1), and for the NV4W when it is set for 2 shades of gray.
■
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Switches
SW0
SW1
SW2
SW3
SW4
FSW2
FSW3
FSW4
ON
OFF
Function Switches
FSW0
FSW1
ON
OFF
Lamps
Lamp0
ON
OFF
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Lamp2
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■
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Switches
SW0
SW1
SW2
SW3
SW4
FSW2
FSW3
FSW4
ON
OFF
Function Switches
FSW0
FSW1
ON
OFF
Lamps
Lamp0
Lamp1
Lamp2
Lamp3
Lamp4
Lamp5
L amp6
ON
OFF
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7-2-6
Editing Parts Libraries
A parts from a library can be edited after being placed on a base screen.
Additional Information
When an edited part is to be left as a library, we recommend creating a new
parts library and registering the part in that library.
1,2,3...
1. Position the part.
Drag and drop a part from the parts library.
2. Open the Edit Parts Screen.
Either double-click the part, or right-click the part and select Attributes.
Change the parts attributes. The actual content to be edited depends on
the part that is selected.
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7-2-7
Changing the Size of a Part
The following methods can be used.
When you select a part, a selection border is displayed.
Use the mouse to drag the part handles to the desired size.
To adjust the size of a part without affecting its aspect ratio, hold down the
Shift Key while dragging the part to the desired size.
For a part containing text, however, the smallest possible size is limited by the
size of the text.
The part cannot be made any smaller.
If the size of the character string is made larger than the standard size, the
part is automatically enlarged.
Character size: 16 dots
Character size: 48 dots
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7-2-8
User-created Parts Libraries
Users can create both their own parts and also their own parts libraries.
Registering a newly created part (or a part for which the settings have been
changed) makes it easy to reuse that part.
The following procedure can be used to register a user-created part and create a parts library.
1,2,3...
1. Input the file name and title of the parts library and click the OK Button.
Select Open Parts Library – Create New from the Parts Menu, and enter a
file name and title for the parts library.
File name: new
Title: NEW
2. The new parts library will be displayed.
Settings Groups
This setting is used when groups are to be created within the parts library.
3. Click the Add Button for the library.
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4. Enter a name for the group, and click the OK Button.
5. The Group Screen will be displayed.
Create the part to register.
6. A user can create a part for the library using a base screen.
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7. Register the part.
Drag and drop the part that you created on the base screen.
Note
It is not possible to move parts between groups. Display groups before you attempt to registered parts.
8. Enter a name for the part to be registered.
Enter a name for the part, and then click the OK Button.
Part name: NEWSW
The new, user-created part will be added.
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Specifying Addresses
7-3
7-3-1
Specifying Addresses
Specifying Addresses
1,2,3...
1. On the Basic Settings Tab Page of the functional part, click the following
Address Setting Button.
Address Setting Button
2. The following Address Setting Dialog Box will be displayed.
Select the area, enter an address, and click the OK Button.
• Specifying Bit Addresses
Select the memory area
from the pull-down list.
• Specifying Word Addresses
Enter the word
address
("Channel No.").
Select the memory area
from the pull-down list.
Enter the word
address
("Channel No.").
Enter the bit number.
A PLC address or PT internal address can be specified.
Note
Using PLC Multiple Connection with a Model Selection of Modbus (RTU Mode
| Temperature Controller) or Modbus (RTU Mode):
Unit numbers for the applicable PLC or Temperature Controller can be
selected for each part from a pull-down list if PLC multiple connection is
enabled in the NV Configuration.
Select the unit number for
the applicable PLC or
Temperature Controller.
Note
The displayed characters (default: PLC-1) are the comment for the
PLC multiple connection in the NV Configuration. The characters
can be changed as desired (e.g., Temperature Controller).
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7-3-2
OMRON PLC Addresses
The OMRON C, CV/CVM1, CS/CJ, and CP-series addresses that can be set
by functional parts are listed in the following tables. Not all addresses are supported by all PLCs. Refer to your PLC manuals and specify only addresses
that are supported.
C-series and CV/CVM1series PLCs
Area
Bit addresses
Word addresses
Area specification in
pull-down list
I/O bits
Work bits
LR Area
Auxiliary Area
HR Area
Timer Completion Flags
Counter Completion Flags
I/O bits
Work bits
LR Area
Auxiliary Area
HR Area
Timer present values
Counter present values
Data Memory
Word
---
000000 to 614315
LR
AR
HR
CNT
DM
---
LR 00000 to LR 19915
AR 00000 to AR95915
HR 00000 to HR51115
TIM 00000 to TIM 4095
CNT 0000 to CNT 4095
0000 to 6143
LR
AR
HR
TIM
CNT
DM
LR 000 to LR 199
AR 000 to AR 959
HR 000 to HR 511
TIM 0000 to TIM 4095
CNT 0000 to CNT 4095
DM 0000 to DM 9999
CS/CJ-series and CPseries PLCs
Area
Bit addresses
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I/O bits
Work bits
LR Area
SR Area
HR Area
Timer Completion Flags
Counter Completion Flags
Data Memory
Work Area
EM Area current bank
EM Area specified bank
Task Flag
Area specification in
Word
pull-down list
--0000.00 to 9999.15
*1
L
A
H
T
C
D
W
EM
E
TK
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
*2
*1
L 0000.00 to L 9999.15
A 0000.00 to A 9999.15
H 0000.00 to H 9999.15
T 0000 to T 4095
C 0000 to C 4095
D 00000.00 to D 32767.15
W 0000.00 to W 9999.15
EM 00000.00 to EM 32767.15
E 0_00000.00 to E 18_32767.15
TK 00 to TK 31
Remarks
Section 7-3
Specifying Addresses
Area
Word
addresses
Double-word
addresses
Area specification in
Word
pull-down list
--0000 to 9999
I/O bits
Work bits
LR Area
SR Area
HR Area
Timer present values
Counter present values
Data Memory
Work Area
EM Area current bank
EM Area specified bank
Index registers
L
A
H
T
C
D
W
EM
E
IR
L 0000 to L 9999
A 0000 to A 9999
H 0000 to H 9999
T 0000 to T 4095
C 0000 to C 4095
D 00000 to D 32767
W 0000 to W 9999
EM 00000 to EM 32767
E 0_00000 to E 18_32767
IR 00 to IR 15
Remarks
*3
*1 Enter addresses like this on the NV-Designer:
.
Bit position
Word
Period
*2 Enter addresses like this on the NV-Designer:
.
Bank number
Word
Bit position
Period
Underscore
*3 Enter addresses like this on the NV-Designer:
Bank number
Word
Underscore
*4 The address that can be used depends on the model.
7-3-3
PT Internal Addresses
The following internal addresses in the PT can be accessed by functional
parts.
Bit addresses
Word addresses
Note
Area
CIO Area
CIO Area
Data Memory
Word
GR 0 to GR 255F
WGR 0 to WGR 255
GDT 0 to GDT 2047
“WGR” is used to specify GR data in word units. For example, “WGR1” specifies the 16 bits from GR10 to GR1F.
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7-3-4
Address Input with Modbus (RTU Mode | Temperature Controller)
Connection
Select 4 for the area.
For the channel number, input in hexadecimal the Modbus address that is set
in the parameters of the OMRON EJ1 Temperature Controller.
Select 4 for the area.
For the channel number, input in
hexadecimal the Modbus address
from the parameters of the EJ1.
Address Setting Example
Reading the Present Value of Channel 1
1,2,3...
1. Display the Address Setting Dialog Box and
select the unit number of the EJ1 from the
PLC pull-down list.
2. Select 4 for the area.
3. Input 0200 for the channel number.
4. Click the OK Button.
For details on EJ1 addresses, refer to the
parameter list and status list in the appendices
of the EJ1 Modular Temperature Controller
User's Manual (Cat. No. H142).
Note
(1) When Modbus (RTU Mode) is selected, select any of the following address input methods for the area.
1: Reading coil state
2: Reading input bit state
3: Reading holding register contents
4: Reading input register contents
5: Writing single coil state
F: Writing coil state
10: Writing holding register contents
(2) When a Modbus Slave (RTU Mode) is selected, set GR (bit) or WGR/
GDT (word) as the address input method for the area.
(3) For information on connection using Modbus, refer to the NV-series Host
Connection Manual (Cat. No. V105).
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7-3-5
Index Modifiers
For the data parts, the address in which to store the data during execution can
be changed using an index modifier. When it is utilized, the data are to be
stored in an address specified by adding to the part-assigned address the
value stored in the address designated by the index modifier.
1. Select the Index Registration Tab Page in the NV Configuration Dialog Box.
2. Click the Settings button to open the dialog, and specify the address to be
used as an index.
3. After creating a data part, double-click the part to open the property dialog.
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4. In Communication Address on the Basic Setup Tab Page, select ON of Index Modifier.
5. In the Index field below, set the index number that has been specified in
the NV Configuration Dialog Box.
Example
The address specified for the index: D0
The communication address for the part: D100
When 10 is stored in D0, the data part will store the data in D110.
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Bit Switches (“Switch”)
7-4
Bit Switches (“Switch”)
7-4-1
Bit Switches
Bit switches can be used to turn ON and OFF specified bits in the PLC.
Set the bit address when setting the operating mode of the switch.
7-4-2
Default Settings of Bit Switches
Basic Setup
Color Setup
Option
Display/Hide
Valid Condition
Operation Security
Operation mode
Momentary
ON/OFF Indication
On
The color depends on the bit switch part.
Key Press Sound
Enabled
Display
Not set.
Display Restriction
Off
Operation Restriction
Off
Text
Font
Position
Size
When OFF
Language No.
Character Style
Color: Character
Background color
Text
Font
Position
Size
Label
When ON
Language No.
Character Style
Color: Character
Background color
7-4-3
Set
Reset
Momentary
Alternate
7-4-4
10.00
10.00
Fixed (NV-Designer)
Left
1*1, x1 vertically and x1 horizontally.
Language 0
Not supported.
Black
Not supported.
ABCD
Fixed (NV-Designer)
Left
1*1, x1 vertically and x1 horizontally.
Language 0
Not supported.
Black
Not supported.
Operation Modes of Bit Switches
The specified bit in the PLC is turned ON.
The specified bit in the PLC is turned OFF.
The bit is ON as long as the switch is held down.
Pressing the switch once turns the bit ON or OFF.
Bit Switch Settings
See Also
Setting methods are described while creating a screen.
Refer to 4-2-4 Creating Base Screens.
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Function Switches
7-5
7-5-1
Function Switches
Function Switches
Function switches are used to switch between screens, perform addition or
subtraction, switch the displayed language, etc.
7-5-2
Default Settings of Function Switches
Basic Setup
ON/OFF Operation
Color Setup
Option
Display/Hide
Valid Condition
Operation Security
Operation Mode
Change Screen
Multi Function
ON/OFF Indication
On
(Depends on the function switch)
Key Press Sound
On
Display
Off
Display Restriction
Off
Operation Restriction
Off
ABCD
Font
Position
Size
Fixed (NV-Designer)
Left
Language No.
Character style
Color: Character
Background color
Text
Font
Position
Size
When ON
Language No.
Character style
Color: Character
Background color
128
No
10.00
Text
When OFF
Label
Screen 0
1*1, x1 vertically and x1 horizontally.
Language 0
Not supported.
Black
Not supported.
ABDC
Fixed (NV-Designer)
Left
1*1, x1 vertically and x1 horizontally.
Language 0
Not supported.
Black
Not supported.
Section 7-5
Function Switches
7-5-3
Operation Modes of Function Switches
Set
Reset
Momentary
Alternate
Change Screen
Value Set
Add
Change Language No.*1
The specified bit in the PLC is turned ON.
The specified bit in the PLC is turned OFF.
The bit is ON as long as the switch is held down.
Pressing the switch once turns the bit ON or OFF.
The display changes to the specified screen.
A 1-word or 2-word value is written to the specified word or words in the PLC.
A 1-word or 2-word value is added to the contents of the specified address in the
PLC and the result is written to the specified address in the PLC.
A 1-word or 2-word value is subtracted from the contents of the specified address in
the PLC and the result is written to the specified address in the PLC.
Select the screen to be called, such as Clock Set, Contrast, or NV Configuration
Main.
A function switch can be used as a thumbwheel switch.
Touching the switch causes the contents of the specified address in the PLC to be
incremented or decremented by 1.
Returns the previous screen
Note: Not recommended when the Operation Security Function is being used.
The display changes to the specified language.
Change Language No. (INC/DEC)*1
Switches between multiple specified languages each time the switch is pressed.
Subtract
Display System Menu
Thumbwheel Switch
Back to Previous Screen
To Operate Alarm
Parts
For Operation Security Function
Multifunction
NV3W-V1/
This mode is used to manipulate alarm list parts.
NV4W/NV3Q
only
Used as a switch for the operation security function.
Select the desired function from Login, Logout, Password Change Normal, and
Password Management (Manager Only).
Executes multiple operations using one switch.
*1 Change Language No. and Change Language No. (INC/DEC) are displayed only if Multi-Language Exchange is set to ON under Tool − NVDesigner Configuration − Language.
Note
7-5-4
Function switches include Multifunction Objects, which can perform multiple
operations using one switch. For details, refer to 7-13 Multifunction Objects.
Function Switches Settings
See Also
Setting methods are described while creating a screen. Refer to 4-2-4 Creating
Base Screens.
For details on how to switch between screens, refer to 2-2 Displaying Screens.
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Section 7-6
Lamps
7-6
Lamps
7-6-1
Lamps
The display color of a lamp changes when the specified bit in the PLC turns
ON and OFF.
7-6-2
Default Settings of Lamps
Basic Setup
Color Setup
Operation Security
ON/OFF bit
Address 10.00
ON color
OFF color
Background
Display Restriction
The color depends on the lamp part.
Off
Text
Font
Position
Size: Number of dots
Language No.
Character style
Color: Character
Background color
Text
Font
Position
Size: Number of dots
Language No.
Character style
Color: Character
Background color
When OFF
Label
When ON
7-6-3
Not supported.
True Type (NV-Designer)
Left
16
Language 0
Not supported.
Black
Not supported.
True Type (NV-Designer)
Left
16
Language 0
Not supported.
Depends on the lamp.
Not supported.
Lamp Settings
See Also
Setting methods are described while creating a screen.
Refer to 4-2-4 Creating Base Screens.
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Section 7-7
Data Parts and Keyboard Parts
7-7
7-7-1
Data Parts and Keyboard Parts
Data Parts and Keyboard Parts
Data Parts
• Data parts display the contents of addresses in the PLC PT screen.
Keyboard Parts
• A keyboard part is used to enter numerical values to be displayed by a
data part.
• There are two ways to use keyboard parts.
a. Display on PT screen: Displayed together with the data part on the PT
screen.
b.
7-7-2
Keyboard Editing Screen: Touching a data part on a PT screen causes
the Edit Keyboard Screen to appear. Touching the ENT Key causes the
original screen to return.
Default Settings of Keyboard Parts
Image
(Depends on the type of the part)
Basic Setup
Number of keys
Operation
Keyboard Replacement
Keyboard ON/OFF
Reversed when pressed
Touch sound
Image
Color and Form
Operation Security
Color Setup
Display Restriction
Note
Vertical
4
Horizontal
3
Off
Displayed only when entering data
On
Enabled
1
Character color
Black
Key color
White
Tiling
Not supported.
Off
With a decimal keyboard, a decimal point can be entered for some parts but
not for others.
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Data Parts and Keyboard Parts
7-7-3
Default Settings of Data Parts
Displayed data
Data format
Zero suppression
Address
Basic Setup
Size
Decimal point specification
Off
Always displayed
Normal
When condition is met (priority)
Input
Display/Hide
Reverse/Blink
Option
Operation Security
7-7-4
4
No
Fixed (NV-Designer), Normal
1
1
Off
Off
Display Frame
Characters
Background
Off
Scaling
Display Restriction
Operation Restriction
Off
Off
Off
Color
Color and Form
Number of digits
DEC (1W)
On
D100
Index modifier
Font
Vertical
Horizontal
Off
Black
White
Settings for Creating an Edit Keyboard Screen
Creating a Sample Screen
Screen 0
Screen 0
0
0
Touch the data part.
1,2,3...
Keyboard screens
Enter a value.
Screen 0
1234
The value will be displayed in the data part
1. Open base screen 0 and position a data part. (Select Parts No. from the
View Menu to display part numbers in advance.)
Click "0" in the Screen Manager, and then drag the data
part from the standard parts
library and drop it on the base
screen.
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2. Double-click the data part and change the basic setup.
Double-click part number
"DA0" then make the basic settings as shown below.
Basic Setup
Data Format:
[DEC (1W)
Unsigned)]
Zero Suppression: Off
Address:
D130
Font: Vertical:
2, Horizontal: 2
Index modifier:
No
3. Sets the color and form.
Click the Color and Form Tab,
make the settings shown
below, then click the OK Button.
(Make the input settings later.)
Display Frame: On
Do not change the settings on
the Reverse/Blink Tab Page.
4. Select the Keyboard Screen.
Select File - Keyboard Screen
from the menu bar.
The Edit Keyboard Screen
Dialog Box will be displayed.
Click [ ] 0, and then click the
Edit Screen Button.
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5. Arrange keyboards and data parts on the keyboard screen.
Drag the DEC Sign 1 Keyboard Part and the data part
from the standard parts library
and drop them on the keyboard screen.
(Do not change the settings of
KY0 and DA0 on keyboard
screen 0.)
You do not need to set the
data format for the data part
on the keyboard screen.
The data format of the data
that is automatically loaded
will be set automatically.
Set the number of data digits
to the same or higher than the
number of data digits in the
data being loaded.
6. Double-click the data part and change the input attributes.
Double-click DA0 on the base
screen, then click the Input
Tab.
Make the following settings,
and then click the OK Button.
Select the On Option.
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7. Enter text and frames into the data and keyboard parts.
After making the above settings, enter “Update data
Change” on DA0 on the base
screen.
Next to KY0 on keyboard
screen 0, enter the text “Input
data” and then place a frame
around the text.
8. Transfer the screen to the PT.
9. Check the display on the PT.
When data has been transferred, the parts created on
the NV-Designer will be displayed on the PT screen.
Touch the data part on the
panel to switch to the Input
data screen.
Enter a value, then touch the
ENT Key to return to the
Update data screen.
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Section 7-8
Level Meters
7-8
7-8-1
Level Meters
Default Settings of Level Meters
Basic Setup
Address
Data Format
Graph Type
Max./Min.
Reverse/Blink
Image
Display Frame
Color and Form
Graph Design
Display Numeric
Operation Security
7-8-2
Address
DEC 1W unsigned
Direction
Max.
Min.
Normal
When Condition is True
Black/White
On
Color
Background color
Pattern
Pattern Color
D100
Right
Fixed (1 to 65,535)
Fixed (0 to 65,534)
Off
Off
Black
White
White
White
Off
Off
Displaying the Contents of a Word from the PLC Unit a Level
Meter
Creating a Sample Screen
The contents of the specified
address is changed by the
PLC program.
0%
100%
The change in contents is
converted and displayed as a
percentage
1,2,3...
1. Open base screen 0 and position a level meters.
Click "0" in the Screen Manager, and then drag a level
meters from the standard
parts library and drop it on the
base screen.
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Level Meters
2. Double-click the level meters. Set the basic setup.
Set the maximum and minimum values.
Leave the default settings
(Max.: 100; Min.: 0) as is.
3. Change the set values.
Click the Display Numeric
Tab.
Select the On Option.
Display %:
On
Font:
Fixed (NVDesigner),
Vertical: 1,
Horizontal: 1
Note The displayed value is
the percentage of the
difference between the
maximum value and
minimum value.
Select the On Option for the
Display % attribute to display
the percentage followed by
the percentage sign.
4. Make the settings on the Display Numeric Tab Page.
Click the OK Button to display
the value as a percentage
enclosed in a frame, and then
click a point under the graph
as shown on the left.
5. After the settings have been made, transfer the screen data to the PT.
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Level Meters
6. Check the display on the PT.
When the transfer has been
completed, the level meters
created on the NV-Designer
will be displayed on the PT.
7. Check the operation of the level meter.
Movement of the Bar
The bar should move between 0% and 100% when the contents of D100
is changed.
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Section 7-9
Clocks
7-9
7-9-1
Clocks
Default Settings for Clocks
Clock
Zero suppression
Basic Setup
Size
Reverse/Blink
Color and Form
Operation Security
7-9-2
Normal
When Condition is True
Color
Display Frame
Off
Hour (in 24-hr format)
On
Font
Vertical
Horizontal
Off
Off
Characters
Background
Off
Fixed (NV-Designer), 1*1
1
1
Black
White
Displaying Clocks
Creating a Sample Screen
1,2,3...
You can use the following procedure to set the year, month, day, hour, minutes, and seconds.
1. Open base screen 0 and position a clock part.
Click "0" in the Screen Manager, and then drag the clock
part from the standard parts
library and drop it on the base
screen.
2. Copy and paste the part.
Use the repeat copy function
to arrange the parts as shown
on the left.
Copying can be done by
either right-clicking and
selecting Copy, or by using
Ctrl + C.
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Clocks
Section 7-9
3. Double-click CL0 of the clock part at the upper left and change the settings.
Double-click "CLO" at the
upper left and change the settings as shown below.
Click the OK Button when you
are finished.
Basic Setup
Clock:
Year
Zero suppression: Off
4. Double-click the data part in the center and change the settings.
Double-click "CL1" at the
upper center and change the
settings as shown below.
Click the OK Button when you
are finished.
Basic Setup
Clock:
Month (1, 2, ...)
Note The month can be
selected from a table.
5. Double-click the clock part at the upper right and change the settings.
Double-click "CL2" at the
upper right and change the
settings as shown below.
Click the OK Button when you
are finished.
Basic Setup
Clock:
Day
6. Double-click the data part at the lower left and change the settings.
Double-click "CL3" at the
upper right and change the
settings as shown below.
Click the OK Button when you
are finished.
Basic Setup
Clock: Hour (in 24-hr format)
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Clocks
7. Double-click the data part in the lower center and change the settings.
Double-click "CL4" at the
upper right and change the
settings as shown below.
Click the OK Button when you
are finished.
Basic Setup
Clock:
Minutes
8. Double-click the data part at the lower right and change the settings.
Double-click "CL5" at the
upper left and change the settings as shown below.
Click the OK Button when you
are finished.
Basic Setup
Clock:
Seconds
Reverse/Blink: Normal,
Blink
9. Enter character strings and frames on the base screen.
After all settings have been
made, enclose the date and
time in a rectangle as shown
on the left, and then enter the
year, month, day, hour, minutes, and seconds.
10. Transfer the screen to the PT.
11. Check the display on the PT.
When the transfer has been completed, the clock parts created on the NVDesigner will be displayed on the PT.
Precaution for Correct Operation
When using a clock part, you can select either the PT clock or PLC clock in the
NV Configuration.
• Clock in the PT
Settings can be made with the NV4W/NV3Q, provided a Battery is installed.
• PLC Clock
Always set the PLC clock when a Battery is not being used.
• Refer to 6-2-8 Setup 1 Tab Page for details on clock settings.
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Section 7-10
Line Graphs
7-10 Line Graphs
7-10-1 Default Settings for Line Graphs
Basic Setup
Function
Reference
Graph Type
Direction
Stop Update
Display Point
Display
Operation Security
Element Setup
Display Data
Background Color
Display Frame
Data Log
Group No.
Number of Lines
Pen Move
Number of Scrolls
Right
Off
Display Point
Scale
Plot Interval (Dot)
White
Whole
Color
Horizontal Line
Number of Divisions
Color
Vertical Line
Number of Divisions
Display Restriction
Line Settings
Color
Off
Name
Line Type/Color/Mark
Data Format
Max./Min.
Reverse/Blink
Normal
When Condition is True
0
1
1
NV3W (-V1): 32, NV4W/
NV3Q: 80
1
Black
On
4
Black
On
NV3W (-V1): 4, NV4W/NV3Q:
10
Black
Type: Color: Black
Mark: None
DEC 1W unsigned
Max.: 1 to 65,535
Min.: 0 to 65,534
Off
Off
7-10-2 Overview of Line Graphs
Line Graph
Characteristics
Line graphs have the following characteristics.
• A single line graph part can display up to eight lines.
• For line graphs, either of two drawing modes can be selected: Data Log or
Broken-line Graph.
• Sampled values are saved in the history memory in the PT.
• The line graph data saved in the PT can be saved in CSV format using the
NV Memory Editor.
Refer to Appendix A NV Memory Editor for information on the NV Memory
Editor.
• Data can be sampled in up to five groups.
• Sampling can be started and stopped for each line graph sampling group.
Drawing Mode
■ Data Log
In this mode, data is read from the PLC into the internal memory of the PT at
specified intervals in one- or two-word units.
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■
Description of Operation
The PT reads data from the PLC at the specified interval, and then saves it
into internal memory. The values saved in internal memory in the PT are displayed by the line graph part. The graph is updated at the specified interval.
PT Screen
PT
90
80
50
40
20
Monitoring is
performed at
the specified
interval.
30
10
PLC
Internal memory in PT
D100
20
40
30
50
80
10
90
■
Graph Type
There are two types of line graphs.
Pen Move:
Once the display area is full, the graph is scrolled by a set
amount equal to a few minutes of data, after which graph drawing is resumed.
Sheet Move: As monitoring is performed, the graph is drawn in the specified
direction.
■Broken-Line Graph
A bit in the PLC is used as a trigger to prompt the NV-Series to batch-read
multiple words of data from the PLC.
■
Description of Operation
When the specified bit in the PLC turns ON, the PT reads data from the PLC.
The data is displayed on the line graph. While the bit is ON, the graph is constantly updated.
PT Screen
PLC
PT
All the data is
read at the
same time.
90
80
50
40
20
30
10
Specified bit
ON
Internal memory in PT
View
20
40
30
50
80
10
90
Batch read
D100
D101
D102
D103
D104
D105
D106
20
40
30
50
80
10
90
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Line Graphs
Settings in the NV
Configuration
Up to five sampling methods (groups 0 to 4) can be set.
■
Data Log
Sampling is started from the start address and continued for the number of
words equal to (number of graph lines) x (number of words specified for data
format). For example, for 5 lines and the DEC 2W data format, 5 (lines) x 2
(words) = 10 words, sampled starting from the start address.
■
Data Format
Specify the data type for sampling data.
■
Number of Lines
Specify the number of graph lines to be used for sampling. This is not the setting for the number of graph lines that are to be displayed. Set the number of
graph lines to display with the line graph part.
Note
(1) For the number of graph lines specified above, set a value that is greater
than the number of graph lines that are to be displayed.
(2) Use a line graph part to set the number of graph lines to be displayed on
the screen.
■
Sampling Trigger
Specify the timing at which sampling is to be performed. The internal timer is
used to sample the data from the PLC at a constant interval. Select specifying
an address to perform sampling based on the status of a bit in the PLC.
■
Storage Area
Set the number of values sampled from the PLC to record. Sampled data is
written into internal memory in the PT.
Note
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The setting must be larger than the setting for Display Point in the
line graph part.
Section 7-10
Line Graphs
■
Reserved. (Do not use.)
Group 4 Memory Overflow Flag Group 4 Memory Cleared Flag
Group 3 Memory Overflow Flag Group 3 Memory Cleared Flag
Group 2 Memory Overflow Flag Group 2 Memory Cleared Flag
Group 1 Memory Overflow Flag Group 1 Memory Cleared Flag
Group 0 Memory Overflow Flag Group 0 Memory Cleared Flag
5
4
3
2
Group 2 Memory Clear Bit
Reserved. (Do not use.)
Reserved. (Do not use.)
6
Group 2 Monitor Stop Bit
Reserved. (Do not use.)
Reserved. (Do not use.)
7
Group 3 Memory Clear Bit
8
Group 3 Monitor Stop Bit
9
Group 4 Memory Clear Bit
10
Group 4 Monitor Stop Bit
11
Reserved. (Do not use.)
12
Reserved. (Do not use.)
13
Reserved. (Do not use.)
14
Reserved. (Do not use.)
15
Reserved. (Do not use.)
Bits
Line Graph Control (2 Words)
1
0
Word
Group 0 Monitor Stop Bit
Group 1 Monitor Stop Bit
Group 0 Memory Clear Bit
Group 1 Memory Clear Bit
Group Monitor Stop Bits:
Reserved. (Do not use.)
n+1
Reserved. (Do not use.)
n
Sampling will be stopped if the bit is turned
ON from the PLC.
Group Memory Overflow Flags: The flag will turn ON if the number of sampled alarms exceeds the number of records to
store that is set in the NV Configuration. The
flag will remain ON until memory is cleared.
Group Memory Clear Bits:
The recorded data will be cleared if the bit is
turned ON from the PLC. Do not turn OFF a
bit until the corresponding Memory Cleared
Flag turns ON.
Group Memory Cleared Flags: The PT will turn ON the corresponding flag
when the memory in the PT has been
cleared. The flag will not turn OFF until the
Memory Clear Bit has been turned OFF.
Memory Overflow Flag
(NV to PLC)
(1)
Memory Clear Bit
(PLC to NV)
(2)
(3)
Memory Cleared Flag
(NV to PLC)
(1) If the Memory Overflow Flag turns ON, the Memory Clear Bit is turned ON
to clear memory contents.
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(2) After confirming that the Memory Cleared Flag has turned ON, turn OFF
the Memory Clear Bit.
(3) When the Memory Clear Bit has been turned OFF, the Memory Cleared
Flag will turn OFF automatically.
Description of Line Graph Settings
■
Function
Select Data Log to display a graph created by sampling PLC data (1 or 2
words). Select Broken-line Graph to display a graph of the stored data that is
read from the PLC.
■
Reference
Sampling is specified for each group number using the method set in the NV
Configuration. For the Number of Lines, set the number of lines to be displayed. Up to 8 lines can be displayed.
■
Graph Type
Select the method used to plot the graph. Either Pen Move or Sheet Move
can be selected. If Pen Move is set, the graph will be drawn simulating the
movement of a pen. If Sheet Move is set, the graph will be drawn as if the pen
were fixed while the sheet is moved.
■
Direction
Set the direction in which either the pen or the sheet is moved, depending on
the graph type.
Note
■
The display method depends on the graph type and direction settings, so confirm the operation on the PT.
Stop Updating
The specified bit can be used to stop updating the display. Updating the display will be stopped while the specified bit is ON. Sampling will continue.
■
Display Points
Set the number of points that are displayed when plotting the graph. If 100 is
set for Display Point, then the number of records that is set in the PT Configuration must be greater than 100.
7-10-3 Displaying Graphs after Sampling PLC data for a Specified
Interval
Basic Operation
1,2,3...
1. Make the data log settings for the line graph in the NC Configuration.
Select NV Configuration from
the PT Menu. Click the Line
Graph Tab.
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2. Select group 0, click the Settings Button, and then set the log data.
Make the following settings,
and then click the OK Button.
Sampling:
On
Start Address:
D200
Data Format:
DEC (1 W)
Number of Lines: 1
Sampling Trigger: On Sampling Cycle
Sampling Cycle: 5
Storage Area
Number of
Records for Each
Line:
500
3. Set line graph control on the Line Graph Tab Page.
Make the following settings,
and then click the OK Button.
Line Graph Control: On
Address:
W15
4. Open base screen 0 and position a line graph part.
Double-click "0" in the Screen
Manager, and then drag the
line graph part from the standard parts library and drop it
on the base screen.
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Line Graphs
5. Double-click the line graph part and change the basic setup.
Double-click the parts number LGO on the base screen,
and make the following settings.
Function:
Data Log
Group No.:
0
Number of Lines: 1
Graph Type:
Pen Move
Number of
Scrolls:
1
Direction:
→
Stop Update:
Off
Display Points:
80
6. Click the Display Tab and set the attributes.
Click the Display Tab and
make the following settings.
Display Data Plot
Interval (Dot):
1
Background Color: White
Display Frame:
Whole
Scale
Horizontal Line:
On
Number of Divisions: 5
Vertical Line:
On
Number of Divisions: 5
7. Click the Element Setup Tab and double-click row 0.
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Line Graphs
8. Make the line settings for the line graph.
Make the following settings,
and then click the OK Button.
Data Format:
DEC 1W
Max./Min.
Max.:
Fixed, 100
Min.:
Fixed, 0
Note Line Type/Color/Mark:
As desired.
Set the maximum and minimum Y-axis values.
Do not change the Reverse/
Blink settings for this sample.
9. Make the line settings for the line graph.
10. Transfer the screen to the PT.
11. Check operation. Place a value between 0 and 100 into D200 and then
change the value. Check that the graph is updated every 5 s. Recorded
data can be deleted using the data log control address. In this example,
turn ON the Group 0 Memory Clear Bit in W16.00 (bit 00 of word 16).
7-10-4 Batch-reading PLC Memory to Display the Graph.
Basic Operation
1,2,3...
1. Open base screen 0 and position a line graph part.
Double-click "0" in the Screen
Manager, and then drag the
line graph part from the standard parts library and drop it
on the base screen.
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2. Double-click the line graph part and change the basic setup.
Double-click the parts number LG0 on the base screen,
and make the following settings.
Function:
Brokenline Graph
Number of Lines: 1
Direction:
Right
Update Device:
W20
Display Point:
80
Reference
• When the corresponding bit in the specified word for graph update turns ON,
the graph is updated. Graph 0 corresponds to bit 0, graph 1 to bit 1, and so on.
While the bit is OFF, the graph is not updated.
• For a broken-line graph, sampling settings are not needed, so there is no need
to set the PT Configuration.
3. Make the display settings.
Set the basic setup.
Plot Interval (Dot): 1
Display Frame:
Whole
Scale
Horizontal Line:
On
Number of Divisions: 5
Vertical Line:
On
Number of Divisions: 5
4. Click the Element Setup Tab and double-click row 0.
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5. Make the line settings for the line graph.
Do not change the Reverse/
Blink settings for this sample.
Address: D100
Note
Data is read from the words that start with the specified address for the specified number of display points. When the data format is 1 word, data is read in
blocks of one times the number of display points. For 2-word data, reading is
done in blocks of two times the number of display points.
6. Check the Base Screen
7. Transfer the screen to the PT.
8. Check operation.
Set appropriate values for D100 to D179, and check the operation. To update
the graph, turn ON W20.00 (bit 00 of W20).
To stop updating the graph, turn OFF W20.00 (bit 00 of W20).
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Alarm Lists (NV3W-V1/NV4W/NV3Q)
7-11 Alarm Lists (NV3W-V1/NV4W/NV3Q)
7-11-1 Default Settings of Alarm History (NV4W/NV3Q only)
Operation Mode
Reference
Basic Setup
Display Form
Display Events
Stop Updating
Display Area
Display Frame
Color and Form
Color & String
Operation Security
Guidance
Element Setup
Display Restriction
Off
Language No.
History (Time Order)
Group No.
Alarm Number (i.e., number of
alarms)
Date
Time
Triggered
Recovered
Acknowledged
Off
Number of Lines
0
32
MM/dd
24:00:00
NV3Q: 8
NV4W: 3
On
Type
Color
Language No.
Triggered
Recovered
Acknowledged
Background
Off
Outside + Inside Frames
Black
Language 0
Color: Black, String: Trig
Color: Black, String: Rcv
Color: Black, String: Ack
Color: White
Language No.
Message
Language 0
Alarm 0 to 1F
7-11-2 Default Settings for Alarm Lists
Operation Mode
Basic Setup
Monitoring
Display Area
Display Frame
Color and Form
Color
Operation Security
Guidance
Element Setup
Display Restriction
Off
Language No.
Active List
Start Address
Alarm Number (i.e., number of
alarms)
Detection Type
Number of Lines
10
32
Bit On
NV3W-V1/NV4W: 4
NV3Q: 8
On
Type
Color
String
Background
Off
Outside + Inside Frames
Black
Black
White
Language No.
Message
Language 0
Alarm 0 to 1F
7-11-3 Overview of Alarm Lists
An alarm list part displays a list of messages corresponding to the status of
the PLC memory when display conditions have been met.
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Alarm Lists (NV3W-V1/NV4W/NV3Q)
Parts
For the list of errors that have occurred, either Alarm History or Alarm List can
be selected.
■
Alarm History
There are two modes of history display: Time Order (which displays triggered,
acknowledged, and recovered alarms) and Frequency Order (which displays
the number of times alarms have occurred).
■
Alarm List
A list of current alarms is displayed.
Additional Information
The alarm history saved in the PT can be saved to a file in CSV format using the
Memory Editor. Refer to Appendix A NV Memory Editor for information on the
NV Memory Editor.
Description of Operation
1,2,3...
1. The PT constantly monitors the PLC memory.
2. When an alarm occurs, or when the system recovers from a current alarm,
the alarm number, time of the occurrence, and time of the recovery are recorded in internal memory of the PT.
3. Alarm data stored in internal memory is displayed by the alarm list part.
4. Alarm check data is written into internal memory of the PT using the alarm
list and the function switch. (To record the data, select the alarm to be
checked and press the function switch for which the operation mode has
been set to Acknowledged.)
Note
Items 1 and 2 are specified in the alarm history settings of the PT
Configuration, and item 3 is specified in the attribute settings of the
alarm list part. Item 4 is specified in the alarm list operation function
of the function switch part.
12:30:25
11:30:24
10:50:20
10:40:40
09/4/3 10:35:25
09/4/3 10:30:20
09/4/3
09/4/3
09/4/3
09/4/3
Monitor
Acknowledged
PT Screen
PLC
PT
Alarm 3
Triggered
Alarm 4
Triggered
Alarm 3
Recovered Alarm 1
Acknowledged Alarm 1
Triggered
Alarm 1
Recovered
Internal memory in PT
Alarm
No
Time
Event
1
1
1
3
4
3
09/4/3 10:30:20
09/4/3 10:35:25
09/4/3 10:40:40
09/4/3 10:50:20
09/4/3 11:30:24
09/4/3 12:30:25
Triggered
Acknowledged
Recovered
Triggered
Triggered
Recovered
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7-11-4 Settings for Constantly Monitoring PLC Memory (History Display)
(NV4W/NV3Q only)
Basic Operation
1,2,3...
1. Make the Alarm History settings in the NV Configuration.
Select NV Configuration from
the PT Menu. Select No. 0 on
the Alarm History Tab Page
and then click the Settings
Button.
2. Make the alarm history settings for group 0.
To enable monitoring, make the
following settings, and then click
the OK Button.
Name:
Enter any
string.
Start Address:
W30
Alarm Number (i.e.,
number of alarms): 32
Detection Type:
Bit ON
Record
Number of
Records:
100
Record Information: Triggered,
Recovered,
and
Acknowledged
When Memory is
Full:
Save New
Data (Use
Ring Buffer)
Note
(1) Up to 128 alarms can be monitored. One bit is allocated for each alarm.
When 128 is set, 8 words (8 x 16 bits = 128) are monitored. For example,
when the start address is W30, and the number of alarms has been set
to 32, the 32 bits starting at W30 are monitored, i.e., W30 and W31CH.
(2) Set Bit ON for the alarm status when an alarm is to be displayed when
the bit turns ON. Set Bit OFF for the alarm status when an alarm is to be
displayed when the bit turns OFF.
(3) The number of records is equal to the number of alarms stored in the PT.
A value greater than the number of monitored alarms must be set. Even
if the power to the PT is turned OFF, alarms that have already been stored
are retained by the battery backup. (If the battery is exhausted, the
records will be lost.)
(4) When the Triggered/Recovered Bit turns ON or OFF, press an acknowledge switch and select the data to be added to the records.
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3. Set the alarm history control.
Set the basic setup. After
completing the settings, click
the OK Button to end setting
the PT Configuration.
Alarm History Control: On
Address:
W16
Alarm History Control Words (2 Words)
Group 0 Memory Clear Bit
Group 0 Memory Overflow Flag Group 0 Memory Cleared Flag
0
Group 0 Monitor Stop Bit
Group 1 Memory Overflow Flag Group 1 Memory Cleared Flag
1
Group 1 Memory Clear Bit
Reserved. (Do not use.)
2
Group 1 Monitor Stop Bit
Reserved. (Do not use.)
Reserved. (Do not use.)
3
Reserved. (Do not use.)
Reserved. (Do not use.)
Reserved. (Do not use.)
4
Reserved. (Do not use.)
Reserved. (Do not use.)
Reserved. (Do not use.)
5
Reserved. (Do not use.)
Reserved. (Do not use.)
Reserved. (Do not use.)
6
Reserved. (Do not use.)
Reserved. (Do not use.)
Reserved. (Do not use.)
7
Reserved. (Do not use.)
8
Reserved. (Do not use.)
9
Reserved. (Do not use.)
10
Reserved. (Do not use.)
11
Reserved. (Do not use.)
12
Reserved. (Do not use.)
13
Reserved. (Do not use.)
14
Reserved. (Do not use.)
15
Reserved. (Do not use.)
Bits
Word
n
n+1
Group Monitor Stop Bits:
Monitoring will be stopped if the bit is turned
ON from the PLC.
Group Memory Overflow Flags:The flag will turn ON if the number of sampled
alarms exceeds the number of records to
store that is specified in the NV Configuration.
The flag will remain ON until memory is
cleared.
Group Memory Clear Bits:
The recorded data will be cleared if the bit is
turned ON from the PLC. Do not turn OFF a
bit until the corresponding Memory Cleared
Flag turns ON.
Group Memory Cleared Flags: After PT memory has been cleared, the corresponding bit will be turned ON from the PT.
The flag will not turn OFF until the Memory
Clear Bit has been turned OFF.
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Memory Overflow Flag
(NV to PLC)
(1)
(2)
Memory Clear Bit
(PLC to NV)
(3)
Memory Cleared Flag
(NV to PLC)
(1) If the Memory Overflow Flag turns ON, the Memory Clear Bit is turned ON
to clear memory contents.
(2) After confirming that the Memory Cleared Flag has turned ON, turn OFF
the Memory Clear Bit.
(3) When the Memory Clear Bit has been turned OFF, the Memory Cleared
Flag will turn OFF automatically.
4. Open base screen 0 and position an alarm list part.
Drag the Alarm History Part
from the standard parts library
and drop it on the base
screen.
5. Double-click the alarm list part and change the basic setup.
Double-click the parts number
AL0 on the base screen, and
make the following settings.
Operating Mode:
History
(Time
Order)
Reference
Group No.:
0
Alarm Number
(i.e., number of
alarms):
32
Display Form
Date :
MM/dd
Time:
24:00:00
Display Event:
Triggered,
Recovered, and
Acknowledged
Stop Updating:
Off
Note
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(1) The number set in the NV Configuration is displayed as the Reference
Group No.
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Alarm Lists (NV3W-V1/NV4W/NV3Q)
(2) The referenced number of alarms sets the number of alarm messages
that are recorded. Set the Monitoring Alarm Number in the NV Configuration so that it is greater than or equal to the Current Alarm Number.
(3) Stop Updating
The specified bit can be used to stop updating the display. Updating the
display will be stopped while the specified bit is ON. Sampling continues.
6. Click the Color and Form Tab and make the settings.
Make the settings as shown
below.
Display Area Number
of Lines:
8
Display Frame:
Type:
On
Outside +
Inside
Frames
Black
Color:
Color & String
Triggered, Recovered, and AcknowlBlack
edged:
Click the String Setting Button
and set character strings as
shown below.
Triggered:
Fixed (NVDesigner)
Trig
Recovered: Fixed (NVDesigner)
Rcv
AcknowlFixed (NVedged:
Designer)
Ack
7. Click the Element Setup Tab.
Select the number and click
the Setup Button or doubleclick the message to display
the Message Dialog Box.
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8. Enter the alarm message.
Enter the message to display
for the alarm.
Note Bit 0 of the start monitoring address corresponds to message 0.
Click the OK Button after all of
the messages have been
entered.
9. Set the function switch for acknowledging the alarm history.
10. Double-click the FS0 function switch and set the operation mode.
Make the following settings,
and then click the OK Button.
Setting to Scroll Up the Alarm
Display
Operation Mode: Others, To
Operate
Alarm
Parts (Cursor up per
Line)
Color & String:
Set as
required.
11. Double-click the FS1 function switch and set the operation mode.
Make the following settings,
and then click the OK Button.
Setting to Scroll Down the
Alarm Display
Operation Mode: Others, To
Operate
Alarm
Parts (Cursor down
per Line)
Color & String:
Set as
required.
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12. Double-click the FS2 function switch and set the operation mode.
Make the following settings,
and then click the OK Button.
Set the bit switch for indicating that a triggered alarm has
been acknowledged.
Operation
Mode:
Others, To
Operate Alarm
Parts (Acknowledge)
Color &
String:
Set as required.
Alarm List Acknowledge data
is written to the PT after an
alarm is selected and the
Acknowledge Button is
clicked. This is used when a
record of an alarm that is
being acknowledged is to be
recorded.
13. Transfer the screen to the PT.
14. Check operation. Words W30 and W31 are monitored so that when
W30.00 (bit 00 of W30) turns ON, message 0 will display an alarm. Message A will be displayed when W30.10 (bit 10 of W30) turns ON. Message
D will be displayed when W30.13 (bit 13 of W30) turns ON. The control
address is set to word W16 so that when W16.00 (bit 00 of W16) turns ON,
recording is stopped. To delete all of the previously recorded data, turn ON
W17.00 (bit 00 of W17).
7-11-5 Triggered Alarm List
Basic Operation
1,2,3...
1. Place an Alarm List part on the base screen.
Drag the Alarm List Part from
the standard parts library and
drop it on the base screen.
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2. Double-click the alarm list part and select the basic setup.
Operating Mode: Active List
Monitoring
Start Address:
W30
Alarm Number
(i.e., number of
alarms):
32
Detection Type:
Bit On
• One bit is allocated to each
alarm. When 32 is set, 2
words can be monitored.
• If an alarm status turns ON,
the alarm is displayed when
the bit turns ON.
• The NV Configuration is not
necessary for an alarm list .
3. Sets the color and form.
Set the basic setup.
Display Area
Number of Lines: 8
Display Frame:
On
Type:
Color:
Color
String:
Background:
Outside
Frame +
Inside
Frame
Black
Black
White
4. For Guidance, select Display Text and then make the necessary settings.
Display Text:
Yes
Display Area
Number of Lines: 5
Display Frame:
On
Color:
Black
Color
String:
Black
Background:
White
• Guidance is used to display
a more detailed explanation
of a displayed alarm.
• The Number of Lines in the
Guidance Area is given by
Number of Lines in the Display Area.
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5. Make the element settings.
Select the number and click
the Setup Button or doubleclick the message to display
the Message Dialog Box.
↓
Enter the message to display
for the alarm, as well as the
guidance for the message.
Double-click the message to
display the Input Dialog Box.
Click the OK Button when you
are finished.
• Message Setting Example
Enter “Power Supply Error.”
• Guidance Setting Example
Check the following factors.
Enter “Is the breaker ON? Is
the power switch OFF?
Check the power supply
line.”
6. Position the guidance display.
Paste the guidance at the
desired position.
7. Then, paste a switch for scrolling.
Paste three FSW0 function
switches from the Standard
Parts Library on the base
screen.
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8. Double-click the FS0 function switch and set the attributes.
Make the following settings,
and then click the OK Button.
Setting to Scroll Up the Alarm
Display
Basic Setup
Operation Mode: Others, To
Operate Alarm List (Cursor up
per line) set as required.
Label
ON String:
UP
OFF String:
UP
9. Double-click the FS1 function switch and set the operation mode.
Make the following settings,
and then click the OK Button.
Setting to Scroll Down the
Alarm Display
Basic Settings
Operation Mode: Others, To
Operate Alarm Parts (Cursor
down per Line)
Label
ON String:
OFF String:
DOWN
DOWN
10. Double-click the FS2 function switch and set the operation mode.
Make the following settings,
and then click the OK Button.
When a triggered alarm is
selected and this switch is
pressed, the guidance for the
alarm will be displayed.
Basic Settings
Operation Mode: Others, To
Operate Alarm List (Display
Guidance)
Label
ON String:
GUIDE
OFF String:
GUIDE
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11. Check the Base Screen. Adjust the size of the function switch.
12. Transfer the screen to the PT.
13. Check operation. Message 0 will be displayed when W30.00 (bit 00 of
W30) turns ON. To display guidance for a displayed alarm, touch the alarm
and press the switch that appears. Touch the guidance to clear it from the
screen. Check the operation for other messages.
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Section 7-12
Custom Parts
7-12 Custom Parts
Custom parts allow you to edit part screens to create original parts. There are
three types of custom parts: bit switches, lamps, and messages.
7-12-1 Creating a Switch Part
1,2,3...
1. Open base screen 0 and position a custom switch part.
Click "0" in the Screen Manager, and then drag the custom switch part (SW
(Custom)) and drop it on the
base screen.
2. Double-click the custom switch part and make the settings.
Drag a SW (Custom) part
from the Standard Parts
Library, double-click the part,
and then set the switch
attributes.
The settings made with each tab page are as follows.
1. Replacement
If On is set, the display can be switched according to the contents of the
PLC memory. There are three setting methods.
ON/OFF: The display is switched when a bit turns ON and OFF.
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Digit:
The display is switched to a hexadecimal (0 to F) display according to one digit (4 bits)
Direct:
The display is switched using 1-word units.
2. Operation
Make the desired settings, such as SET or RESET.
3. Option
The switch operation sound and reversing when touched can be set.
Note
For Momentary, the display is reversed while the switch is held
down.
4. Valid Condition
Status in PLC memory can be used to enable and disable switch operation.
5. Reverse/Blink
The display method can be set.
3. To change the character string or graphic displayed on a custom switch,
place the switch in Edit Mode.
Right-click the switch part and
select Edit.
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4. Character strings and images can be added to customer switch parts.
The thickness of the part’s
frame increases. Using the
graphic bar, select a character
string or straight line to create
the desired content within the
frame. Click the OK Button
when you are finished.
When replacing data, multiple
replacement numbers are displayed in the window, each
one of which requires the creation of a display. Click the OK
Button when you are finished.
Note Resize the window to
change the size of a
part.
Note
Custom switches include Multifunction Objects, which can perform multiple
operations using one switch. For details, refer to 7-13 Multifunction Objects.
7-12-2 Creating Lamps and Message Parts.
Lamp and message parts are created in much the same way as a switch part.
For a description of a simple method of creating lamp and message parts,
refer to SECTION 5 Creating and Saving Projects (Including Screen Data).
1. Replacement
This is the same as for switch parts.
2. Display/Hide
Lamps and messages can be displayed and hidden based on the status of
PLC memory.
3. Reverse/Blink
This is the same as for switch parts.
Additional Information
Because the touch panel is analog, switches do not have to be aligned with a
grid, and can be placed anywhere on the screen. The smallest possible switch
size is 8 x 8 dots.
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Multifunction Objects
7-13 Multifunction Objects
7-13-1 Overview of Multifunction Objects
A Multifunction Object is used to perform multiple operations using one function switch or custom switch. A Multifunction Object can be used to set operations, for example, to turn ON multiple bits at the same time or to switch
screens and turn ON a bit at the same time. (Up to 32 operations can be performed.)
Applicable models: NV3W-V1, NV3Q and NV4W
NV
Function switch or custom switch set as a
Multifunction Object
Example
1. Turn ON bit A.
+
2. Turn ON bit B.
+
3. Change the screen
(or perform many other functions).
7-13-2 Multifunction Object Setting Procedure
The following dialog box will be displayed when the Basic Setup Tab is clicked
for a function switch, or the Operation Tab is clicked for a custom switch.
List of operations
1,2,3...
1. Select the Yes Option in the Multi Function Area.
2. Select the operation to add in the Operation Mode Area, and then click the
Add Button. The operation will be added to the list of operations on the
right. The display colors will be as follows depending on the operation's position and number of operations that can be registered (i.e., one or multiple).
a. Black: Multiple operations can be registered for this operation mode.
b.
Blue: Only one operation can be registered for this operation mode.
These operations will be automatically added at a lower location in the
execution order than operations displayed in black.
c.
Red: Only one operation can be set for this operation mode. These operations will be automatically added to the end of the execution order.
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3. To change the execution order, click the up or down arrowheads. Click the
Delete Button to delete operations that are not required. To replace an operation selected in the list of operations, make the new setting and then
click the Change Button.
Restrictions on
Combinations of
Operations
Multiple registrations can be made for all operations that can be set using
function switches and custom switches. Some operation modes, however,
have restrictions on the number of operations that can be registered. Also,
operations are performed in order that they are set.
Operation mode
Set
Reset
Momentary
Alternate
Value Set
Add
Subtract
Thumbwheel Switch
Change Language
No.*1
Display
color
a. Black
Execution
order
Number of
Total number
operations that of operations
can be
that can be
registered
registered
Executed in Operations can 32
the set order. be registered up
to maximum
number of operations.
b. Blue
Executed
after operations displayed in
black.
1
Change Screen
c. Red
System Menu Display
Back to Previous
Screen
To Operate Alarm
Parts
For Operation Security Function
Executed at
the end.
1
Change Language
No. (INC/DEC)*1
*1 Change Language No. and Change Language No. (INC/DEC) are displayed only if Multi-Language Exchange is set to ON under Tool − NVDesigner Configuration − Language.
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SECTION 8
Using PT Functions
This section describes special functions that can be used with NV-series PTs and the NV-Designer.
8-1
8-2
8-3
8-4
8-5
8-6
8-7
Switching Backlight Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
170
8-1-1
Default Settings for Backlight Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
170
8-1-2
Switching Backlight Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
171
Repeated Copying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
172
8-2-1
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
172
8-2-2
Repeatedly Copying Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
172
8-2-3
Example of Repeated Copying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
172
Flow Display Data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
174
8-3-1
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
174
8-3-2
Creating Flow Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
174
8-3-3
Default Settings for Flow Displays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
175
8-3-4
Example of Creating a Flow Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
175
Write Address Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
177
8-4-1
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
177
8-4-2
Write Address Setup Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
177
8-4-3
Write Address Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
179
8-4-4
Write Address Setup Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
179
Recipes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
181
8-5-1
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
181
8-5-2
Controlling Recipes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
181
8-5-3
Using Recipes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
183
8-5-4
Operational Flow of Recipe Function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
186
Security Functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
189
8-6-1
Data Transfer Security Function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
189
8-6-2
Operation Security (NV3W-V1/NV4W/NV3Q) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
190
8-6-3
Setting Passwords for Operation Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
192
8-6-4
Creating the Login Screen for Operation Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
193
8-6-5
Operation Security Settings in the NV Configuration . . . . . . . . . . .
194
8-6-6
Transferring Passwords. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
195
Switching the Display Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
196
8-7-1
Switching the Display Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
196
8-7-2
Enabling Switching the Display Language. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
198
8-8
Displaying Resource Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
199
8-9
Base Screen Memory Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
200
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Section 8-1
Switching Backlight Colors
8-1
Switching Backlight Colors
The initial settings for backlight colors of the PT can be set, and they can then
be changed from the PLC.
8-1-1
Default Settings for Backlight Color
1,2,3...
1. Check the backlight color.
The current color is displayed
on the left end of the title bar.
2. Right-click on the base screen and select Screen Properties from the popup menu. Or select Screen Properties from the PT Menu.
3. Set the backlight color.
Set the backlight.
Backlight: Red
Operation: Light
Note The backlight colors
depend on the model.
Refer to the following
table.
4. Click the OK Button.
The color at the left end of the
title bar will change to red.
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[email protected]@ the backlight will be white when
the square on the left of
the title bar is green/
white and pink when
the square is orange/
pink.
PT
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(-V1)
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(-V1)
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Backlight
color
Color setting
3 colors
Green
Orange Red
Operation setting
Light
Blink
Supported. Supported.
3 colors
White
Pink
Supported.
3 colors
3 colors
3 colors
---
Green Orange Red
White Pink
Red
White Pink
Red
No attribute
Red
Supported.
Supported. Supported.
Supported. Supported.
Supported. Supported.
No attribute
Section 8-1
Switching Backlight Colors
Switching Backlight Colors
The backlight color and light/flash status can be specified in the Bit Area of
the System Memory. (The first word of System Memory is specified in the NV
Configuration).
PLC
System memory
NV
Bit Area
Specification
Backlight color
and Light/Flash
status
N
15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7
1
6 5 4 3
2 1
0
{
8-1-2
Backlight color
Bits 10 and 11 together
[email protected]@(@) (-V1): 00: Not lit, 01: Green, 10: Red, 11: Orange
[email protected]@(@)(-V1): 00: Not lit, 01: White, 10: Red, 11: Pink
[email protected]@: 00: Not lit, 01: Green, 10: Red, 11: Orange
[email protected]@: 00: Not lit, 01: White, 10: Red, 11: Pink
[email protected]@: 00: Not lit, 01: White, 10: Red, 11: Pink
Backlight ON/Flash Bit
ON: Flashing, OFF: Lit
Backlight Control Enable Bit
ON: Backlight control enabled
OFF: Backlight control disabled
■
Backlight Color Specifications
First word in Bit Area of system memory
Bit
13
11
10
ON
■
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
Backlight color
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(-V1)
(-V1)
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Not lit
Not lit
Green
White
Red
Red
Orange
Pink
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
Backlight ON/Flash Specifications
First word in Bit Area of system memory
Bit
13
12
ON
OFF
ON
Backlight ON/flash
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Light
Light
Flash
Flash
If bit 13 (the Backlight Control Enable Bit) is turned OFF, the backlight will light
in the color set in the screen properties.
Application Example That Switches the Backlight Color
System Area
Color That Indicates an Alarm
Bit Area
15 14 13 12 11 10
N
Color That Indicates
Normal Operation
1
0
1
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
1
Backlight color
NV3W (-V1): 11: Orange
"Orange"
Backlight ON/Flash Bit
OFF: Lit
"Green"
Backlight Control Enable Bit
ON: Backlight control enabled
Color That Indicates an Alarm
Bit Area
15 14 13 12 11 10
Green is set in the Screen Properties.
N
1
0
1
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
0
"Red"
Backlight color
NV3W (-V1): 10: Red
Backlight ON/Flash Bit
OFF: Lit
Backlight Control Enable Bit
ON: Backlight control enabled
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Repeated Copying
8-2
8-2-1
Repeated Copying
Overview
Multiple copies of the same part can be made using the Repeated Copying
Function. Having a template part to copy speeds up work efficiency.
8-2-2
Repeatedly Copying Parts
Select the part that you want to copy and then select Repeat from the Edit
Menu. The Repeat Dialog Box will be displayed.
• Direction:
Sets the copy direction using the Change Button.
• Number of Copies: Sets the number of copies created in the vertical and
horizontal directions.
• Distance:
Sets the distance between the parts when copies are
made repeatedly.
• Change Attributes: Used to change the attributes from the copy source
when it is copied repeatedly. The Operation Mode
Output and Communications Address are displayed
according to the attributes of the original part.
• Step (DEC):
8-2-3
This value is added to the addresses or screen number of adjacent parts in order.
Example of Repeated Copying
To create 15 lamp parts, 3 vertically and 5 horizontally.
1,2,3...
1. Open base screen 0 and drag Lamp 0 onto it.
Paste the lamp on the left side
of the screen. Make all the
settings that will be the same
for all copies.
2. Repeatedly copy the part. Click the lamp and select Repeat from the Edit
Menu.
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3. Set the attributes that will be copied repeatedly.
Make the following settings,
and then click the OK Button.
Direction:
Do not change.
Number of copies
Vertical:
3
Horizontal: 5
Pitch
5
Vertical:
Horizontal: 5
Change Attributes
ON/OFF Bit Select this
check box.
Step:
1
4. 15 lamp parts will be created simultaneously.
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Flow Display Data
8-3
8-3-1
Flow Display Data
Overview
This function displays flowing characters at the bottom of the screen. Characters can be displayed from any screen that meet the conditions.
8-3-2
Creating Flow Displays
Select Flow Display from the PT Menu. The Flow Display Dialog Box will be
displayed.
Number of Messages
Start Address
Condition
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Enter the number of messages to display. The Message Tab
Page will be displayed if any value greater than 1 is entered.
Set the start address in the PLC to use to specify whether to
display or hide the messages. Starting from this address, a
consecutive number of words corresponding to the number of
messages will be used to specify displaying or hiding the messages.
Set the condition of the bit to use to display the message. If a
bit in the PLC is in the specified status, the PT will display the
corresponding message.
Section 8-3
Flow Display Data
8-3-3
Default Settings for Flow Displays
Basic Setup
8-3-4
Number of Messages 0
Display Condition
Start Address
Condition
10
ON
Example of Creating a Flow Display
Creating a Sample Screen
1,2,3...
When the RUN Switch is turned ON,
the message “Operating!” will appear in
the flow display.
1. Select Flow Display from the PT Menu.
2. Specify the number of messages and condition for displaying messages.
Click the Basic Setup Tab and
set the following parameters.
Number of Messages: 1
Display Condition
Start Address:
W10
Condition:
ON
*1 Up to 128 messages can be
registered.
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3. Click the Message Tab and enter the messages to display.
Up to 128 1*1 characters can be
used in a message.
Enter for following for message
1:
Title:
OPERATION
Message:
Language 0: Operating!
Language 1: Running!
Note The message will be displayed in the top pane
when the cursor is on the
message.
4. Set the character string.
Click the Char. Type Button.
Make the characters bold and
set the background color.
Character Style: Bold
Color:
Character: Black
Background: Light blue
Note Increase the character
size to make the flow display larger.
5. Click the OK Button to return to the Flow Display Dialog Box.
6. Click the OK Button to return to the base screen.
7. Transfer the flow display file to the PT. When the PT is turned ON, the message “Operating!” will appear in the flow display.
Precaution for Correct Operation
The appearance of flow displays are different for each PT model.
The NV3W moves 8 dots a time and the NV3W-V1, NV4W and NV3Q moves 32
dots at a time.
Additional Information
• If multiple display conditions are formed at the same time, the message with the
lowest number will be displayed.
• The size of the flow display depends on the size of the characters.
Note The character size can be changed in Character Attributes.
• The following two settings must be changed to delete flow display data that has
been transferred to the PT.
1. Set the number of messages on the Basic Setup Tab Page of the flow display
to 0.
2. Transfer data: Select the All Data and Transfer Data After Clear NV Screens
Options and transfer the data.
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Section 8-4
Write Address Data
8-4
8-4-1
Write Address Data
Overview
This function is used to execute operations to set or reset bits, set values, perform calculations, etc., in the PLC or PT memory when conditions in the PLC
or PT are met while the specified screen is displayed. It is useful for resetting
the Write Bit for the recipe function or Clear Bit for the data log and alarm history.
PLC
NV
Conditions
are met.
Specified screen
Operation
Specified bit = ON,
Specified word =
Value, etc.
Turn ON, Turn OFF,
Set value, Calculate,
etc.
Writing memory (Write Address)
Condition 1 met: Operation
and
Condition 2 met: Operation
8-4-2
Write Address Setup Procedure
1,2,3...
1. Select Write Address from the PT Menu. The Write Address Dialog Box will
be displayed.
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2. Click the Settings Button. The Write Address Dialog Box will be displayed.
Sets the following items.
Conditions Tab Page
Specified Screen
Conditions
• All Screens
• Specified Screen Screen No.: 0 to 1023 (3FF hex)
• Always Operational
• Operational under
Relation Code
• Bit
Valid Condition
• Word (unsigned)
Address (at this value)
• Double Word (unsigned)
Bit: ON or OFF
Word or double word: Communications address =
Value 1, =, <, >, ≤, ≥, Value 1 < Communications
address < Value2, Value 1 < Communications
address ≤ Value 2, Value 1 < Communications
address ≤ Value 2, Value 1 ≤ Communications
address < Value 2, Value: Fixed value (Word: 0 to
65,536, Double-word: 0 to 4,294,967,295)
Operation Tab Page
Operation
Operation Mode
Set, Reset, Momentary, Alternate, etc
Others
Value set (1W), Value
Output: Address, Value
set (2W)
Add (4-digit BCD), Add Output: Add/Sub
(8-digit BCD), Add (DEC Source, Value
1W), Add (DEC 2W),
Sub (4-digit BCD), Add/
Sub (8-digit BCD), Sub
(DEC 1W), Sub (DEC
2W), for thumb rotary
switch
Condition 2 can also be applied. An AND condition is used.
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8-4-3
Condition
Operation
8-4-4
Write Address Default Settings
Specified Screen
Condition 1
Condition 2
Operation mode
Valid only for specified screens
Operational under Valid Condition
Always Operational
Set
0
10.00 ON
10.00
Write Address Setup Example
Creating a Sample Screen
When the Operation Button
(CIO 10.00) is turned ON, the
frequency (D100) is incremented by 1.
1,2,3...
1. Select Write Address from the PT Menu.
2. Display the Write Address Dialog Box.
Select the first item in the list
and click the Settings Button.
3. Display the Write Address Dialog Box.
Make the following settings on
the Condition Tab Page.
Specified
Screen:
All Screens
Condition 1: Operational under
Valid Condition
Condition 2: Always Operational
If multiple conditions are
selected, an AND condition is
used.
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4. Enable Condition 1 and click the Conditions Button. The Conditions Dialog
Box will be displayed.
Make the following settings.
Address Type: Bit
Relation Code: Address: ON
Address:
10.00
5. Click the Operation Tab and make the following settings.
Operation
Mode
Output
Device to
Add/Sub:
Others
Add (DEC/1W)
D100
D100
1
6. Click the OK Button to return to the Write Address Dialog Box. To write multiple conditions or data, select row No. 0 from the list and click the Settings
Button.
Note Up to 100 settings can
be registered.
7. Click the OK Button to return to the base screen and transfer the file.
Additional Information
• If All Screens is selected multiple times in the condition settings, the PT will be
reading PLC data multiple times, slowing the response. If the screen can be
specified, it is recommended to use the Specified Screen Options.
• The Write Address function is perform only once when the specified conditions
are met. The operation is performed only once each time when the conditions
are met. It is performed again until status changes.
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Section 8-5
Recipes
8-5
8-5-1
Recipes
Overview
A model’s set values can be written or read to the specified PLC addresses for
a command from the PLC or PT.
A model’s (block’s) set values can be saved in the PT as a table called a recipe file. The recipe file number and block number (model number) can be
specified in the control address area of the specified PLC to execute read/
write operations. Set values for each model can be read or written simply by
changing the block number (or model number).
Recipe file No. 0,
Block No. 1 (model),
Write Specification
NV
Recipe files
No2
No.1
No.0
Execute write
D100
D101
D102
Block 1
100
200
300
PLC
Control address
n
n+1
n+2
n+3
1
0
1
D100
D101
D102
100
200
300
Write completed
Recipe file No. 0
Model (block)
Example:
Set value
(table)
D100
D101
D102
Block 0
Value
Value
Value
Block 1
100
200
300
Block 2
Value
Value
Value
A recipe table is made from maximum of 100 blocks and 100 set values. Recipe files are specified by their numbers. Up to 100 recipe files (No. 0 to 99) can
be stored.
Additional Information
• The total quantity of recipes that can be saved in the PT is approximately 3,600
words. However, it may be less depending on the number of files and whether
there are comments.
• The amount of memory that can be used as recipes can be checked in the
Resource Report under the Tool Menu of the NV-Designer.
Precaution for Correct Operation
• Do not use the SPMA function when the recipe function is operating.
• Data may be corrupted if there is a power interruption while the recipe data is
being updated.
• Recipe data can be read from the PLC to the PT or deleted approximately
100,000 times.
8-5-2
Controlling Recipes
The recipe function allocates 4-word control addresses in the PLC memory.
Recipes are controlled from these words. Turn ON word n bit 0 (write) or bit 1
(read) after specifying the file number in word n+1 and the block number in
word n+2 in the control words to read or write recipes.
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Words for Controlling
Recipes
13
12
11
10
9
7
6
Write Completed Flag
Read Completed Flag
Deletion Completed Flag
Error Flag
n+1
n+2
n+3
8
5
4
3
2
1
0
Write (PT to PLC)
14
Read (PLC to PT)
15
Delete Recipe Bit
Bit
Word
n
File Number (0 to 99 hex)
File Number (0 to 99 hex)
Error Code
Contents of Word n
Bit
0
Item
Write Bit
(PT to PLC)
1
Read Bit
(PLC to PT)
2
Delete Recipe
Bit
8
Write Completed Flag
Read Completed Flag
Deletion Completed Flag
Error Flag
9
10
15
Description
Type
Turn ON this bit to write values set in Turn ON the operaa recipe file from the PT to the PLC. tion bit.
The Write Completed Flag will turn
OFF when this bit turns OFF.
Turn ON this bit to read values set in
a recipe file from the PLC to the PT.
The Read Completed Flag will turn
OFF when this bit turns OFF.
Turn ON this bit to delete a specified
recipe file. The Deletion Completed
Flag will turn OFF when this bit turns
OFF.
Operation Completed Flag
It will then turn ON
when the recipe file
data has been writThis bit will then turn ON when the
ten.
recipe file data has been read.
This bit will then turn ON when the
recipe file data has been deleted.
This flag will turn ON if an error
occurs during data transfer. If the
write, read, or deletion is performed
normally, the Error Flag will turn OFF.
Contents of Words n+1 to n+3
Word
n+1
n+2
n+3
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Item
File number
Block number
Error Code
Description
Specify the number of the recipe file to read or write.
Specify the number of blocks to read or write.
An error code will be written here if an error occurs during
data transfer.
0: Normal
ON: The specified file does not exist.
2: The specified block does not exist.
3: Recipe data cannot be written because memory is full.
If the write, read, or deletion is performed normally, the
Error Code will be 0000 hex.
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Recipes
Additional Information
• Write, read, and deletion cannot be performed simultaneously. If all bits are
ON, write, read, or deletion will be performed in that order.
• If all flags are OFF, either write, read, or deletion can be performed.
8-5-3
Using Recipes
1,2,3...
1. Start the Recipe Menu.
Select Recipe from the PT
Menu.
2. Click the NV Config Button to setup the PT Configuration.
Make the following settings,
and then click the OK Button.
Recipe:
On
Control Address: W20
Up to 100 (No. 0 to 63) recipe
files can be created.
3. Change the Data/Recipe Setting.
Select file 0 from the recipe
list and click the Open Button.
Change the Data/Recipe Setting as follows:
Data Sets (Rows) Entry
Address Number:
10
Recipes (Columns):
3
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4. Click the Entry Address Setting Tab and set the attributes.
Make the following settings,
and then click the OK Button.
Number Continuously:
On
Data Format: DEC (1W)
Address:
D200
5. Enter the table value in each block.
Make the following settings, and then
click the OK Button.
No. 0
No. 1
No. 2
D200
Comment
10
15
10
D201
20
25
30
D202
30
35
50
D203
40
45
70
D204
50
55
90
D205
60
65
110
D206
70
75
130
D207
80
85
150
D208
90
95
170
D209
100
105
190
6. Click the Close Button to return to editing the base screen.
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7. Transfer the recipe file to the PT.
Select PT – Transfer – Transfer from the menu and select
the Recipe Check Box.
Note Enter the Recipe File
Number if required.
Example Transfer File Settings
Recipe File Number
0, 1
Enter alphanumeric characters and place a comma
between file numbers. If nothing is entered, all recipe files
will be transferred.
8. Manipulate the control bits.
a. Specify the file number and block number.
Write 0 in W21 (file number) and 0 in W22 (block number) to specify
file 0 and block 0.
b.
Turn ON the Write Bit.
Turn ON W20.00 (Write Bit).
c.
Turn OFF W20.00 (Write Bit) when W20.08 (Write Complete Flag)
turns ON. Use the write address function or PLC ladder program to
manipulate these bits. W20.15 (Error Flag) will is OFF and W23 (Error
Code) is set to 0000 hex when operation is completed normally. The
values in block 0 set in step 5 is written to D200 to D209.
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8-5-4
Operational Flow of Recipe Function
Use the following procedure to use the recipe function.
Operation Completed Flag = OFF?
Specify the file
number and block
number.
Turn ON the
operation bit.
Error Flag = OFF?
Check the error code
and process the error.
Operation Completed Flag = OFF?
Turn OFF the
operation bit.
Example of Handshaking
Using Write Address
Function
The recipes can be used without special programming in the PLC by using the
write address function. When the Write Completed Flag (bit 8 of word n) is
turned ON by using the write address function, the Write Bit (PT to PLC) (bit 0
of word n) is turned OFF.
Example: Set W20 as the first control word.
When the Write Completed Flag W20.08 (bit 8 of W20) turns ON, the Write Bit
(PT to PLC) W20.00 (bit 00 of W20) is turned OFF.
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1,2,3...
1. Select Write Address from the PT Menu.
2. Select Settings.
3. Click the Condition Tab and set the conditions.
Condition: Write Completed Flag
W20.08 is ON
Specified Screen:
All Screens
Condition 1:
Operational
under Valid
Condition
Bit
Address type:
Relation code:
Address: ON
W20.08
Address:
Condition 2:
Always
Operational
Note Specify the screen number
if the screen needs to be
specified.
4. Set the operation mode.
Operation: Turn OFF the Write
Bit (W20.00)
Operation Mode: RESET
W20.00
5. The conditions and the operation mode for the address writing are set and
displayed.
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Precaution for Correct Operation
Up to 100 addresses can be written. The PT constantly reads the conditional
addresses registered for the write address function to the PLC. As the number of
registered addresses increase, the response of the PT to change or update the
display will become slow.
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Section 8-6
Security Functions
8-6
Security Functions
Two security functions with passwords are provided.
Data Transfer Security
The screen data can be prevented from disclosure and changes by setting a
password of up to 8 alphanumeric characters for transferring screen data to
the PT and prohibiting read/write operations by users other than the administrator.
Operation Security (NV3W-V1/NV4W/NV3Q)
Levels can be set for parts and users to restrict the contents that can be displayed and the operations that can be performed. The user level is managed
by passwords.
Additional Information
• The password settings can be read by reading the screen data from the NVDesigner.
• We recommend that you use both the operation security function and data
transfer security function to protect security passwords.
8-6-1
Data Transfer Security Function
Setting Passwords
1,2,3...
1. Toolbar Select PT – Transfer – Transfer from the toolbar. The Transfer Data
Dialog Box will be displayed.
Click the Data Transfer Security Button at the upper right of
the dialog box.
2. Set a password.
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Setting the Password for the First Time
Up to 8 characters can be entered for the
password. The password can contain
numbers 0 to 9 and letters A to Z. The
system does not differentiate between
uppercase and lowercase letters.
Password Previously Set
Changing the Password:
Enter the current password in Old Password and then enter the new password in
the New Password and Enter New Password Again Boxes.
Deleting the Password:
Enter only the Old Password. Leave the
New Password and New Password Again
Boxes blank.
Additional Information
Passwords cannot be set unless a computer is connected to a PT that is turned
ON.
Precaution for Correct Operation
Do not forget the password. If you forget the password, the unit memory will have
to be cleared to delete the password.
8-6-2
Operation Security (NV3W-V1/NV4W/NV3Q)
Security levels can be set for parts and users to restrict the displays and operations that can be performed. If multiple users are using the PT, disclosure or
mishandling of information can be prevented by placing individual user restrictions.
Features
• Security levels can be set for all parts.
• Up to 16 security levels can be set and multiple users can be registered in
each level. Up to 64 settings can be registered.
• Different parts can be displayed on the same screen using the different
levels. Switches can be set so that they are displayed but switch operation is disabled.
• Users can be added or deleted, and passwords can be changed from the
PT.
Security Levels
There are 16 levels of security and they are divided into three categories.
Security level
0
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Restrictions
No restrictions. There is no password for level 0.
Section 8-6
Security Functions
Security level
1 to 14
15
Setting Security
Restrictions
Restrictions become higher as the level number increases.
Example: Parts with level 0 to 10 can be used under a level 10
password but level 11 parts cannot be used.
All operations are possible. (Administrator)
Passwords can be registered in the PT.
Security levels can be set for parts. They are set on the Operation Security
Tab Page of the part attributes. There are also screen creation and parts settings required for using the operation security function.
Screen Properties
Login Screen: The user can enter a password to log on to a level.
Function Switches and Custom Switches
For operation security for login
For operation security: logout
For operation security for changing
passwords
For operation security for managing
passwords
A jump will be made to the login screen for entering passwords when the switch is pressed.
Returns to level 0 from the level where the user is current
logged in.
This switch can be used to change a password. A jump will be
made to the fixed PT screen for changing passwords.
This switch can be used to add or delete a password. A jump
will be made to the fixed PT screen for managing passwords.
(Level 15 only)
Password Change and Management Screen Settings
Security
level
0
1 to 14
15
Note
Password
Change
Screen
--Supported.
Supported.
Add
--Not supported.
Levels 1 to 15:
Supported.
Manage Password Screen
Change
--Not supported.
Levels 1 to 15:
Supported.
Delete
--Not supported.
Levels 1 to 15:
Supported.
(See note 2.)
(1) The Password Change and Management Screens cannot be accessed
from the menu screen. A switch must be set.
(2) The logged in password cannot be deleted.
Precaution for Correct Operation
It is possible to return to the screen before you log out with the function switch or
custom switch. Do not use the return to previous screen operation mode if you
want to restrict switching screens using security levels. The settings in the
Change Screen Operation Mode are recommended.
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Security Functions
8-6-3
Setting Passwords for Operation Security
You can set passwords to enable operation security.
Setting Passwords
1,2,3...
1. Select Password from the PT
Menu.
2. The Edit Operation Security
Password Dialog Box will be
displayed.
Click the Control Button to
set the operation security in
the PT Configuration. Refer
to 8-6-5 Operation Security
Settings in the NV Configuration for details.
3. Select the number to edit and
click the Setting Button. The
Operation Security Password
Dialog Box will be displayed.
Make the following settings.
Comment
Enter a comment to identify
the password.
Passwords
Set a password. (Up to 8 alphanumeric characters can
be used.)
Security Levels (1 to 15)
The security level can be set.
(Levels 1 to 15 can be set.)
Precaution for Correct Operation
• More than two passwords can be set for the same level.
• You cannot set the same password.
Additional Information
The password settings can be read by reading the screen data from the
NV-Designer. We recommend you also use password protection to protect the security password settings.
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8-6-4
Creating the Login Screen for Operation Security
Create the Login Screen for operation security. The Login Screens are used
to enter passwords according to the security levels specified for the operation
security function. Position the keyboard part and data part for entering the
password.
Login Screen
1,2,3...
1. Select Edit Login Screen from the File Menu.
The Edit Login Screen Dialog Box will be displayed.
2. Select the login screen number
that you want to edit from the
list displayed in the Edit Login
Screen Dialog Box. Login
screens that have already been
edited will have a + next to it.
3. The login screen will be displayed when the Draw Button is
clicked.
4. Position the data part and keyboard part. You can also position graphics, lamps, message
parts, and character strings.
Refer to 7-7 Data Parts and
Keyboard Parts
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Security Functions
8-6-5
Operation Security Settings in the NV Configuration
The following tab page will be displayed when the Password Tab is clicked in
the NV Configuration Dialog Box.
Password Tab Page
Item
Operation Security Function
Available
Level Output
Function when Operation
Restricted
Change Screen upon Logout
Time-Out
Automatic
Logout
Login Screen
Time-Out
Password
Change
Screen TimeOut
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Description
Enables or disables operation security.
Sets whether to output the security level to an
address. Specifies the output address if the security
level is to be output.
Specifies what happens when a part with a higher
security level than the current one is touched.
• Off: No operation.
• Output Warning Beep: The buzzer beeps to warn
you.
• Display Login Screen: A login screen is displayed.
Set the login screen number (0 to 15) to display.
Note A login screen will need to be created.
Sets whether to change the screen when logging
out of a security level. To change to the specified
screen, set the screen number (0 to 1,023) to display when logging out.
Sets whether to automatically log out (level 0) after
a period of inactivity. Sets the time of inactivity until
the automatic logout (1 to 42 minutes).
Enables or disables automatically returning to the
original screen from the Login Screen where the
password is entered. If the timeout function is used
for the Login Screen, set the time before returning
to the original screen to between 1 and 42 minutes.
Enables or disables automatically returning to the
original screen from the Password Change or Management Screen. If the timeout function is used for
the Password Change Screen, set the time before
returning to the original screen to between 1 and 42
minutes.
Section 8-6
Security Functions
8-6-6
Transferring Passwords
Transfer the password that was created in Edit Password to the PT.
Transferring Passwords
1,2,3...
1. Select PT – Transfer - Transfer
from the menu bar. The Data
Transfer Dialog Box will be displayed.
2. Select the NV-Designer → NV
transfer direction, and then click
the OK Button.
Precaution for Correct Operation
The password settings after transfer can be read.
To prevent data leakage, transfer as follows to protect the password.
• Transferring passwords only:
Password: Select.
• Transferring simultaneously with data:
Password: Select.
All Data: Select
• To prevent data disclosure:
Click the Data Transfer Security Button and enter the password.
Password: Select.
All Data: Select (data also for simultaneous transfer)
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Section 8-7
Switching the Display Language
8-7
8-7-1
Switching the Display Language
Switching the Display Language
You can register the language and corresponding character string for each
part in advance and then change all registered parts at the same time using a
function switch or a command from the PLC. Set the language and character
string for each language number and then specify the language number to
switch the language. This can be used to switch the language display. Up to
16 language numbers can be registered (0 to 15).
Japanese
(Language 0)
English
(Language 1)
Chinese
(Language 2)
Precaution for Correct Operation
• It is important to determine which languages to register for each language number before creating screens. Otherwise many languages will be displayed.
• When using the display language switching function, memory is used for the
number of language times the number of screens so the number of screens
that can be registered will be reduced.
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Switching the Display Language
Procedure for Switching the Display Language
Use the following procedure to switch the language.
1
Enable switching the display
• Set Multi-language Exchange to ON on the Language
Tab Page of the NV-Designer Configuration.
↓
2
Set the language in the OS of the computer.
↓
3
Select the language for each language number.
• Select Multi-language Exchange String List from the
PT Menu in the NV-Designer.
↓
4
Input the character string for each language number.
• Use the NV-Designer do one of the following:
Select Multi-language Exchange String List from the PT Menu,
Input character strings for parts; or import a text file.*1
*1 If Microsoft Excel is used to edit
a text file with the File - Open or
Data - Import External Data,
you may not be able to import
the text to the NV-Designer correctly.
↓
5
Transfer the project.
↓
6
Switch the language number by using a function
switch or switching from the PLC.
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Switching the Display Language
8-7-2
Enabling Switching the Display Language.
To enable switching the display language, set the NV-Designer Configuration
so that the display language can be switched.
1,2,3...
1. Start the NV-Designer.
2. Select NV-Designer Configuration from the Tool Menu.
3. Click the Language Tab.
4. Set Multi-Language Exchange to On.
This will enable selecting Multi Language Exchange String List from the PT
Menu. If switching the display language is enabled, a dialog box to edit
character strings for switching display languages will be displayed to let
you select the language for each language number.
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Displaying Resource Reports
8-8
Section 8-8
Displaying Resource Reports
The PT memory status can be displayed with the NV-Designer.
Displaying the Resource
Report
Select Resource Report from the Tool Menu. The Memory Usage Dialog Box
will be displayed.
■
NV3W
■
NV3W-V1/NV4W/NV3Q
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Section 8-9
Base Screen Memory Usage
8-9
Base Screen Memory Usage
The amount of memory used by the base screens is displayed here.
Displaying the Base Screen Memory
1,2,3...
1. Select Base Screen Memory Use Status from the Tool Menu. The User
Memory Dialog Box will be displayed.
■
NV3W
■
NV3W-V1/NV4W/NV3Q
Screen data
The amount of screen data used during editing is displayed.
Breakdown
The percentage of the limit for using parts that has already been used is displayed.
Reference Devices
The percentage of the memory that will be used when the part information is
registered in the PT is displayed.
Parts (NV3W-V1/NV4W/NV3Q)
The percentage of the memory that will be used when the parts are attached
is displayed.
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Section 8-9
Base Screen Memory Usage
Image, Graphic, Drawings (NV3W-V1/NV4W/NV3Q)
The percentage of the memory that will be used by the a part image is displayed.
Addresses (NV3W-V1/NV4W/NV3Q)
The percentage of the memory that will be used by communications
addresses allocated to parts is displayed.
201
Base Screen Memory Usage
202
Section 8-9
SECTION 9
Transferring Screens
This section describes how to transfer screens to and from an NV-series PT using both communications and SD memory
cards.
9-1
9-2
Transferring Screens from the NV-Designer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
204
9-1-1
Setting Communications Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
205
9-1-2
Selecting the Data to Be Transferred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
206
9-1-3
Executing the Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
207
9-1-4
Setting Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
207
Transferring and Copying Data Using SD Memory Cards (NV4W/NV3Q) .
208
9-2-1
SD Memory Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
208
9-2-2
Compatible SD Memory Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
209
9-2-3
Precautions on Using SD Memory Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
209
9-2-4
Storing Data on an SD Memory Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
210
9-2-5
Reading Data from an SD Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
210
9-2-6
Formatting an SD Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
210
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Transferring Screens from the NV-Designer
9-1
Transferring Screens from the NV-Designer
Base screen data and NV Configuration data can be transferred from the NVDesigner to the PT. You can transfer the base screens, NV Configurations,
keyboard screens, flow display data, write address data, recipe files, and
passwords. The data is stored in flash memory in the PT.
■
NV3W
NV-Designer
Screen Design
Software
Base screen data, NV
Configuration, and other data
is transferred.
NV
Programming Device Connecting Cable
(RS-232C cable with a round DIN pin
connector for the NV3W)
NV-TOL-3M
■
Power supply (5 V or 24 V)
Not required for XW2Z-200T-4 (2 m with 5-V line).
NV3W-V1/NV4W/NV3Q
NV-Designer Screen
Design Software
Base screen data, NV Configuration,
and other data is transferred.
NV
Commercially available USB cable
NV3W-V1/NV4W: Mini B Type
NV3Q: B Type
Power supply (24 V)
See Also
Refer to the following section for details on connecting the PT and PLC:
Section 6 Connecting the PLC in the Setup Manual.
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Transferring Screens from the NV-Designer
9-1-1
Setting Communications Conditions
1,2,3...
1. Select Transfer from the PT Menu. The Data Transfer Dialog Box will be
displayed. Click the Communication Setting Button at the upper right of the
dialog box.
2. The Communications Parameters Dialog Box will be displayed. Set the
communications parameters between the NV and PLC.
■
RS-232C
Port Number
Time-Out
Note
Displays the COM ports to which a connection can be made
(all of the COM ports detected by Windows).
The default is the lowest-numbered COM port.
1 to 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, or 60 s
Default is 5 s.
Set the COM port that will be used on the computer in advance using the Windows Device Manager or other utility. Communications will not be possible if
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Transferring Screens from the NV-Designer
the COM port number does not agree with the COM port to which the PT is
connected.
9-1-2
Selecting the Data to Be Transferred
Transfer Data
All Data
Base Screen
Configuration
Keyboard screens
Login Screen
(NV3W-V1/NV4W/
NV3Q only)
Flow Display
Write Address
Recipes
Password
(NV3W-V1/NV4W/
NV3Q only)
Note
206
Select this check box to transfers all of the data.
Select this check box to transfer base screen data. Enter the
screen number of the base screens.
Select this check box to transfer the NV Configuration data.
Select this check box to transfer the keyboard screen data.
Enter the keyboard screen numbers.
Select this check box to transfer the login screen data. Enter
the login screen numbers.
Select this check box to transfer the flow display data.
Select this check box to transfer the Write Address data.
Select this check box to transfer recipe files. Enter the Recipe
File Number.
Select this check box to transfer passwords.
Enter the screen numbers individually, delimited with commas (1,
3, 5) or as a range (1- 5).
Section 9-1
Transferring Screens from the NV-Designer
Direction
NV-Designer → PT
PT → NV-Designer
The data that was selected for transfer will be written from the
NV-Designer to the PT.
The data that was selected for transfer will be written from the
PT to the NV-Designer.
Transfer Data after Clear NV Screen
Select this check box to transfer data to the PT after deleting all previously
transferred data. When this check box is not selected, the NV-Designer will
delete the screen data, but any transferred data will not be deleted from the
PT.
Update the Firmware Automatically
When transfer of all of the data is selected, the new firmware for the PT can
be transferred at the same time. When the PT firmware is the same as the file
installed on the NV-Designer, automatic update is not performed.
Verify
9-1-3
Select this check box to verify the data after the data from the NV-Designer
has been written to the PT. Verification involves checking whether the screens
transferred to the PT have been transferred correctly after all data has been
transferred to the PT.
Executing the Transfer
1,2,3...
1. If there is already screen data in the PT when you click the OK Button to
transfer screen data, the following dialog box will be displayed.
2. Click the Yes or All Button to execute the transfer.
9-1-4
Setting Passwords
Passwords can be set in the PT. You can protect the screen data that you
have created by setting a password that will prevent uploading and downloading screen data unless the correct password is entered.
See Also
Refer to 8-6 Security Functions.
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Section 9-2
Transferring and Copying Data Using SD Memory Cards (NV4W/NV3Q)
9-2
9-2-1
Transferring and Copying Data Using SD Memory Cards
(NV4W/NV3Q)
SD Memory Cards
When connecting to the computer running NV-Designer is not possible, an SD
memory card can be used to transfer base screen data or NV Configuration
data to a PT. Transferring data in this way is done in the same units as data
transfer via communications from the NV-Designer. Each file is handled separately.
Transferring Data between
the NV-Designer and PT
• Using SD Memory Cards to Transfer Data to the PT.
NV-Designer Screen
Design Software
Base screen data, NV Configuration,
and other data is saved as files in SD
memory cards.
NV
SD memory card
Read data from the SD
memory card.
Take the SD memory card to the
installation site or e-mail the file.
• Base screen data stored in the PT can be transferred to the NV-Designer
by using an SD memory card.
Copying Data between
PTs
SD memory cards can be used to copy data to other PTs.
NV
NV
SD memory card
Base screen data, the NV Configuration, and other data
can be copied between PTs by using an SD memory card.
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Transferring and Copying Data Using SD Memory Cards (NV4W/NV3Q)
Section 9-2
Precaution for Correct Operation
• To save files from NV-Designer to an SD memory card, select Transfer from the
PT Menu. When you select Transfer from the PT Menu, NV-Designer format
data is converted to NV format data. Simply copying data from NV-Designer to
the SD memory card will prevent the data from being used on the NV.
• Do not use the SD memory card to store data that was not created with NVDesigner.
• Up to 16 items of data can be saved to a memory card.
• Copying using an SD memory card cannot be performed between different
types and different models of PT, such as between a monochrome NV3Q and a
color NV3Q. Copying can be performed only between the same type of NV3Q
or NV4W.
9-2-2
Compatible SD Memory Cards
Manufacturer
Panasonic
Note
Applicable Memory
Capacity
OMRON has not confirmed the compatibility of memory card from
other manufacturers.
32 MB to 2 GB (32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, or 2 GB)
Precaution for Correct Operation
SD memory cards with capacities larger than 2G cannot be used.
The applicable memory capacity is 32 MB to 1 GB for system program version
[email protected] of the NV3Q.
File Configuration on SD Memory Card
Specified Folder - nv_data - File Name - PT Data
File Names of PT Data
SD Memory Card Writers
9-2-3
Data
Base Screen
File name
base***.gsd
Keyboard screens
keyb***.gsd
Configuration
Flow Display
Write Address
Recipes
nvconfig***.gsd
flow.gsd
devw.gsd
recip***.gsd
PLC driver
Login Screen
plc_drv.gsd
login***.gsd
Password
Firmware:
pswd.gsd
firmware.gsd
***: Screen number, from 000
to fff.
***: Keyboard number, from
000 to fff.
***: Recipe number, from 000
to fff.
***: Login screen number,
from 000 to fff.
The computer on which NV-Designer is running must be equipped with an SD
memory card slot.
Precautions on Using SD Memory Cards
Data stored on an SD memory card may be damaged in the following ways.
OMRON is not responsible for the loss of data stored on SD memory cards.
• When the user or a third party mishandles the SD memory card
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Transferring and Copying Data Using SD Memory Cards (NV4W/NV3Q)
Section 9-2
• When the SD memory card is subjected to static electricity or electrical
noise
• When the SD memory card is removed, or the power is turned OFF while
the card is being accessed, such as when data is being saved or deleted
Note
(1) OMRON recommends saving important data to other media, and always
having a backup.
(2) Do not pull out the SD memory card or turn OFF the power while the SD
memory card access indicator is lit on the PT. (This indicator light while
data is being read from or written to the card.) Data may be destroyed.
9-2-4
Storing Data on an SD Memory Card
1,2,3...
1. Select Transfer - Create SD Memory Card
File from the PT Menu
of NV-Designer.
2. Select the SD memory
card drive, and then
enter a name for the file
to be saved.
To overwrite a file, click
the name of the existing file.
3. Click the OK Button to
save the data to the SD
memory card.
9-2-5
Reading Data from an SD Memory Card
1,2,3...
1. Select Transfer - Read
from SD Memory Card
File from the PT Menu
of NV-Designer.
2. Select the SD memory
card drive.
3. Select the file to read
and click the OK Button. The screen data
from the selected file
will be displayed by NVDesigner.
9-2-6
Formatting an SD Memory Card
SD memory cards are shipped pre-formatted from the factory, so there is normally no need to format them.
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Transferring and Copying Data Using SD Memory Cards (NV4W/NV3Q)
Section 9-2
Should formatting ever prove necessary, download the SD Memory Card formatting software from the Panasonic website, and use the software to format
the card.
Note
For details on formatting, refer to the documentation provided with
the formatting software.
Precaution for Correct Operation
If an SD memory card is formatted with the standard formatting utility provided
with a personal computer, its file system will not conform to the SD memory card
standard. Always use the formatting software provided by Panasonic.
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Transferring and Copying Data Using SD Memory Cards (NV4W/NV3Q)
212
Section 9-2
Appendix A
NV Memory Editor
Overview
The NV Memory Editor can be used to read alarm history data and line graph data. This data can then be
saved in CSV-format files. Data can also be read from the internal memory of the PT, edited, and then written
back to memory.
Select NV-Designer - Tools - NV Memory Editor from the Windows Start Menu. The following NV Memory Editor Dialog Box will be displayed.
Saving Alarm History Information from the PT in a CSV File
1. Click the Upload Alarm History Information Button. The Alarm History Information Editor Dialog Box will be
displayed.
• Select either Group0 or Group1 for the Alarm History Group No.
• Select either Auto or Manual for the Base Screen.
2. Click the Communications Settings to set communications settings between the PT and PLC.
3. Click the NV −> PC Button to transfer the alarm history information that is saved in the PT to the computer
and display it.
4. Click the Save Button to save the alarm history information that was transferred in a CSV file.
Reading Line Graph (Data Log) Data from the PT and Saving It in
CSV-format Files
1. Click the File the Data Log Information Button. The following Data Log Information Editing Dialog Box will
be displayed.
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Appendix A
• Specify the Line Graph Sampling Group No.
• Click the Set Conditions Button to display the Set Line Graph Data Conditions Dialog Box. Select either
English or Japanese as the language to save the data in.
• Click the Communications Settings Button to set communications settings between the PT and PLC.
2. Click the NV −> PC Button to transfer the alarm history information that is saved in the PT to the computer
and display it.
3. Click the Save Button. The previously read data log data will be saved in a CSV-format file.
Editing Internal Memory in the PT
1. Click the Edit NV Internal Memory Button. The following NV Internal Memory Editor Dialog Box will be displayed.
2. Click the NV −> PC Button to transfer the internal memory data that is saved in the PT to the computer.
3. Edit the internal memory of the PT. When any line of the address column is left-clicked, the Register Address
Dialog Box will be displayed.
Specify an address in internal memory, then specify the registered number of words, and the display format. Also, select an addition method, and click the OK Button.
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Appendix A
4. Enter a value in the value column.
5. Click the PC → NV Button to transfer the edited internal memory data to the PT.
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NV Memory Editor
216
Appendix A
Index
Numerics
256-color parts libraries, 107
creating base screens, 61
creating the Login Screen for operation security, 193
CS/CJ-series and CP-series PLCs, 122
C-series and CV/CVM1-series PLCs, 122
A
address input, Modbus (RTU Mode | Temperature Controller) connection, 124
alarm history, 153
alarm history control, 155
alarm history data, 10
Alarm History settings, 154
alarm list, 153
Alarm List part, 159
alarm lists, 152
automatic backlight OFF function, 14
automatic paging function, 13
Auto-Paging tab page, 85
available parts libraries, 107
custom parts, 164
D
data log, 142
data parts and keyboard parts, 131
data transfer security, 189
default settings for backlight color, 170
drawing graphics, 101
Drive tab page, 32
Parts Library, 32
E
enabling switching the display language, 198
entering character strings, 100
B
backlight display methods, 14
base screen memory usage, 200
base screen properties, 30
base screens, 27
Basic Settings tab page, 74
NV Model, 74
PLC Mode, 74
System Memory, 74
bit switches, 127
block, 181
broken-line graph, 143
executing the transfer, 207
execution files of the PT model after transfer, 66
F
features and functions of NV-Designer, 2
File tab page, 33
Auto-Backup, 33
Current Folder, 33
flow display data, 174
font types, 102
formatting an SD memory card, 210
FROM (built-in Flash Memory), 10
function switches, 128
C
character type, 99
checking or converting the model, 59
checking the model, 60
clock data, 10
clocks, 139
color, 99
Communication Parameters tab page, 81
copying parts between screens, 63
copying screens between projects, 64
creating a simple screen, 41
G
graphic bar functions, 24
Graphic tab page, 36
Circle/Oval, 36
graphics (fixed parts), 99
Arc, 99
Bit Map, 99
Continuous line, 99
Fill In, 99
Line, 99
217
Index
Pie/Oval, 99
Polygon, 99
Rectangle, 99
Rounded Rectangle, 99
Sector, 99
Spline, 99
grid display and setup, 29
I
Index Modifiers, 125
installation, 16
internal operation, 8
L
Hold NV Internal Memory Value, 94
Hold PLC Memory Value, 94
Key Press Sound, 89
NV Configuration parameters, 69
NV Model, 60
PLC Model, 60
PLC Unit No., 82
Startup of Multi-Language Exchange, 90
Start-Up Screen No., 87
System Menu Language, 89, 92
Transfer Clock Data to an External Device, 92
Transfer Outside, 89
Transmission Delay, 83
NV Memory Editor, 213
Edit NV Internal Memory, 214
File the Data Log Information, 213
Upload Alarm History Information, 213
lamps, 130
NV Model Convert, 59
language number, 196
NV-Designer Configuration, 29, 31
Language tab page
Default Character Set, 37
Menu and Dialog Language, 37
Multi-Language Exchange, 37
NV-Designer Dialog Box
Create New Project, 54
Open Existing Project, 54
Recent Projects, 54
level meters, 136
line graphs, 142
line type, 99
O
OMRON PLC addresses, 122
M
menus, 18
operation security (NV4W/NV3Q), 189, 190
operation security settings in the NV Configuration, 194
overall flow of operation, 40
moving parts between screens, 63
moving screens between projects, 64
Multifunction Objects, 167
P
parts in the Standard Parts Libraries, 112
N
NV Configuration, 68
Automatic Backlight Off, 89
Backlight Brightness Setting, 90
Battery Error Display, 89
CIO Area, 95
Clock, 89
COM Port (Connected to PLC or External Device), 82
Communication Error Handling, 83
Contrast Adjustment, 90
Data Memory, 95
Delay, 87
File Compression, 89
Hold Memory tab page, 94
218
parts libraries, 28, 104
PLC memory hold area, 10
PLC Model Convert, 60
PLC multiple connection, 4, 83
precaution for Windows Vista/Windows 7, 16
project file, 66
projects, 66
PT internal addresses, 123
PT internal memory, 10
R
recipe file, 181
recipes, 181
Index
re-installation, 16
repeated copying, 172
S
saving the project, 65
screen data
base screen data, 10
flow display data, 10
keyboard screen data, 10
login screen data, 10
NV configuration data, 10
passwords, 10
recipe data, 10
Write Address data, 10
Bit Area, 74
Data Entry Flag, 77
Login Screen Flag, 79, 81
Password Change Screen Flag, 79, 81
Screen Display Bit, 77
Word Area, 74
System Memory (Basic Settings), 74
system requirements, 16
system versions, 4
T
table, 181
toolbar functions, 23
screen data security, 189
transferring and copying data using SD memory cards
(NV4W/NV3Q), 208
Screen Manager, 26
transferring passwords, 195
Screen tab page, 35
Fill Point, 35
Graphic Bar, 35
Parts Information, 35
Tips Display, 35
Toolbar, 35
Zoom Box, 35
transferring screens, 204
SD memory cards, 208
security functions, 189
selecting the data to be transferred, 206
U
using the New Project Wizard, 42, 54
Communications Parameters, 56
NV Model, 55
NV Type, 55
PLC Model, 56
System Memory, 56
setting communications condition, 205
setting passwords for operation security, 192
setting the clock function, 91
Setup 1 tab page, 88
W
write address data, 177
Setup 2 tab page, 93
specifying addresses, 121
specifying backlight colors, 14
SRAM (internal RAM), 10
standard parts library, 107
starting the NV-Designer, 54
Start-up Screen tab page, 87
summer time settings, 91
switching backlight colors, 170, 171
switching screens, 11
switching the display language, 196
System Memory, 75
Backlight color, 77
Backlight Control Enable Bit, 77
Backlight ON/Flash Bit, 77
Battery Backup Error Flag, 81
Battery Low Flag, 81
219
Index
220
Revision History
A manual revision code appears as a suffix to the catalog number on the front cover of the manual.
Cat. No. V104-E1-06
Revision code
The following table outlines the changes made to the manual during each revision. Page numbers refer to the
previous version.
Revision code
01
02
03
04
05
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Date
June 2009
December 2009
October 2010
October 2011
September 2013
May 2015
Revised content
Original production
Made revisions accompanying version upgrade and the addition of the NV4W.
Changed information on supported operating systems.
Made changes related to a change in the NV3Q-SW LCD.
Changed information on supported operating systems.
Made revisions accompanying version upgrade and the addition of the NV3W-V1.
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Revision History
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