PanelMate Power Pro Configuration Editor Software User`s Guide

PanelMate Power Pro Configuration Editor Software User`s Guide
PanelMate Power Pro
Configuration Editor Software
User’s Guide
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Table of Contents
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Table of Contents
Preface..................................................................................................................................................... I
About This Manual...........................................................................................................................II
Purpose .........................................................................................................................................II
What’s Inside................................................................................................................................II
Support Services..............................................................................................................................III
Chapter 1. Installing the Configuration Software........................................................................... 1-1
Installing the Configuration Software............................................................................................ 1-2
Product Features............................................................................................................................ 1-3
Chapter 2. Main Screen ..................................................................................................................... 2-1
Main Screen .................................................................................................................................. 2-2
File Menu ...................................................................................................................................... 2-3
Open Database........................................................................................................................... 2-5
Upgrade Database...................................................................................................................... 2-6
Backup Database ....................................................................................................................... 2-7
Save As...................................................................................................................................... 2-8
Conversion................................................................................................................................. 2-9
Verify Application ................................................................................................................... 2-10
Import ...................................................................................................................................... 2-11
Export ...................................................................................................................................... 2-12
Export As................................................................................................................................. 2-13
Configuration Editor Reports................................................................................................... 2-19
Edit Menu.................................................................................................................................... 2-22
Object Menu................................................................................................................................ 2-24
Object Properties ..................................................................................................................... 2-26
Make Symbol........................................................................................................................... 2-30
View Menu.................................................................................................................................. 2-32
Window Menu............................................................................................................................. 2-33
Help Menu................................................................................................................................... 2-34
About PanelMate Configuration Editor ................................................................................... 2-35
Toolbar........................................................................................................................................ 2-36
Color Selection Palette................................................................................................................ 2-37
Status Bar .................................................................................................................................... 2-38
Tool Palette ................................................................................................................................. 2-39
Selection Tool.......................................................................................................................... 2-40
Reshape Tool ........................................................................................................................... 2-40
Line Tool ................................................................................................................................. 2-40
Rectangle Tool......................................................................................................................... 2-40
Ellipse Tool ............................................................................................................................. 2-41
Arc Tool .................................................................................................................................. 2-41
Polygon Tool ........................................................................................................................... 2-41
Text Tool ................................................................................................................................. 2-41
Symbol Tool ............................................................................................................................ 2-42
Select Symbol .......................................................................................................................... 2-42
Bitmap Tool............................................................................................................................. 2-43
Indicator Template Tool .......................................................................................................... 2-44
Readout Template Tool ........................................................................................................... 2-44
Bar Template Tool................................................................................................................... 2-44
Bar Trend Template Tool ........................................................................................................ 2-44
Table Template Tool ............................................................................................................... 2-44
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Line Trend Template Tool....................................................................................................... 2-44
Display Template Tool ............................................................................................................ 2-45
Variable-Sized Indicator Template Tool ................................................................................. 2-45
Variable-Sized Bar Template Tool .......................................................................................... 2-45
Variable-Sized Readout Template Tool................................................................................... 2-45
Variable-Sized Display Template Tool.................................................................................... 2-45
Variable-Sized Graphic Template Tool ................................................................................... 2-45
Variable-Sized Control Button Tool........................................................................................ 2-45
Chapter 3. Database Treeview Window ........................................................................................... 3-1
Database Treeview Window.......................................................................................................... 3-2
New Configuration..................................................................................................................... 3-3
New Configuration Page............................................................................................................ 3-5
Configuration Properties............................................................................................................ 3-8
Page Properties ........................................................................................................................ 3-10
Chapter 4. Font Editor....................................................................................................................... 4-1
Font Editor .................................................................................................................................... 4-2
English Font............................................................................................................................... 4-4
Danish1 Font.............................................................................................................................. 4-6
French1 Font.............................................................................................................................. 4-8
French2 Font............................................................................................................................ 4-10
German1 Font .......................................................................................................................... 4-12
Spanish1 Font .......................................................................................................................... 4-14
Swedish1 Font.......................................................................................................................... 4-16
Graphic Font ............................................................................................................................ 4-18
Chapter 5. Symbol Library................................................................................................................ 5-1
Symbol Library.............................................................................................................................. 5-2
Symbol Properties...................................................................................................................... 5-3
Symbol Origin............................................................................................................................ 5-5
Chapter 6. System Parameters .......................................................................................................... 6-1
System Parameters......................................................................................................................... 6-2
System Parameters – General Tab ............................................................................................. 6-3
System Parameters – Password Tab........................................................................................... 6-6
System Parameters – Communications Tab ............................................................................... 6-9
System Parameters – Remote Tab............................................................................................ 6-11
Chapter 7. PLC Name and Port Table ............................................................................................. 7-1
PLC Name and Port Table............................................................................................................. 7-2
Port Settings............................................................................................................................... 7-5
Unsolicited Device..................................................................................................................... 7-6
Generic Protocol ........................................................................................................................ 7-7
AB DH-485 Maximum Node Address....................................................................................... 7-8
Allen-Bradley Remote I/O Setup ............................................................................................... 7-9
GE Fanuc Genius I/O............................................................................................................... 7-12
Reliance DCSNet Interface Drop............................................................................................. 7-13
DeviceNet Setup ...................................................................................................................... 7-14
Tag Name File ......................................................................................................................... 7-16
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Chapter 8. Message Libary ............................................................................................................... 8-1
Message Library............................................................................................................................ 8-2
Register References within Messages ........................................................................................ 8-5
Chapter 9. System Online Labels...................................................................................................... 9-1
System Online Labels.................................................................................................................... 9-2
System Online Labels – Miscellaneous Soft Key Prompts ........................................................ 9-4
System Online Labels – Maintenance Template Soft Key Prompts........................................... 9-6
System Online Labels – User Entry Soft Key Prompts.............................................................. 9-7
System Online Labels – Setup Page .......................................................................................... 9-8
System Online Labels – Error Messages ................................................................................... 9-9
System Online Labels – Miscellaneous Text ........................................................................... 9-10
System Online Labels – Display System/Configuration Info................................................... 9-11
System Online Labels – Alarm Text........................................................................................ 9-12
System Online Labels – Contrast Adjustment Soft Key Prompts ............................................ 9-13
System Online Labels – Touchscreen Button Templates......................................................... 9-14
System Online Labels – Touchscreen Keypad Entry Labels ................................................... 9-15
System Online Labels – Touchscreen Control Keys................................................................ 9-16
Chapter 10. Templates ..................................................................................................................... 10-1
Indicator Template ...................................................................................................................... 10-2
Indicator Template – Indicator Attributes Tab ........................................................................ 10-3
Indicator Template – Indicator States Tab............................................................................... 10-5
Indicator Template – Control Definitions Tab......................................................................... 10-7
Readout Template ....................................................................................................................... 10-8
Readout Template – Readout Attributes Tab........................................................................... 10-9
Readout Template – Expressions Tab ................................................................................... 10-11
Readout Template – Control Definitions Tab........................................................................ 10-14
Bar Template............................................................................................................................. 10-18
Bar Template – Bar Attributes Tab ....................................................................................... 10-19
Bar Template – Expression Tab ............................................................................................ 10-21
Bar Template – Control Definitions Tab ............................................................................... 10-24
Table Template ......................................................................................................................... 10-28
Table Template – Table Attributes Tab................................................................................. 10-29
Table Template – Table Entries Tab ..................................................................................... 10-31
Bar Trend Template .................................................................................................................. 10-33
Bar Trend Template – Bar Trend Attributes Tab .................................................................. 10-34
Bar Trend Template – Expressions Tab ................................................................................ 10-37
Bar Trend Template – Control Definitions Tab..................................................................... 10-40
Line Trend Template................................................................................................................. 10-45
Line Trend Template – Line Trend Attributes Tab................................................................ 10-46
Line Trend Template – Pen Definitions Tab ......................................................................... 10-49
Line Trend Template – Control Definitions Tab ................................................................... 10-52
Display Template ...................................................................................................................... 10-54
Display Template – Display Attributes Tab .......................................................................... 10-55
Display Template – Expressions Tab .................................................................................... 10-56
Display Template – Control Definitions Tab......................................................................... 10-59
Chapter 11. Variable-Sized Templates ........................................................................................... 11-2
Variable-Sized Indicator Template ............................................................................................. 11-2
Variable-Sized Indicator Template – VS Indicator Attributes Tab ......................................... 11-3
Variable-Sized Indicator Template – VS Indicator States Tab................................................ 11-5
Variable-Sized Bar Template ...................................................................................................... 11-7
Variable-Sized Bar Template – VS Bar Attributes Tab........................................................... 11-8
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Variable-Sized Bar Template – Expressions Tab .................................................................. 11-10
Variable-Sized Bar Template – Control Definitions Tab....................................................... 11-12
Variable-Sized Readout Template............................................................................................. 11-18
Variable-Sized Readout Template – VS Readout Attributes Tab .......................................... 11-19
Variable-Sized Readout Template – Expression Tab ............................................................ 11-21
Variable-Sized Readout Template – Control Definitions Tab ............................................... 11-23
Variable-Sized Display Template.............................................................................................. 11-29
Variable-Sized Display Template – VS Display Attributes Tab............................................ 11-30
Variable-Sized Display Template – Expressions Tab............................................................ 11-32
Variable-Sized Display Template – Control Definitions Tab ................................................ 11-35
Variable-Sized Graphic Template ............................................................................................. 11-37
Variable-Sized Graphic Template – VS Graphics Attributes Tab ......................................... 11-38
Variable-Sized Graphic Template – VS Graphic States Tab ................................................. 11-40
Variable-Sized Graphic Template – Control Definitions Tab................................................ 11-42
Variable-Sized Control Button Template .................................................................................. 11-44
Variable-Sized Control Button Template – VS Control Button Attributes Tab..................... 11-45
Variable-Sized Control Button Template – Control Definitions Tab .................................... 11-47
Chapter 12. Using Tags.................................................................................................................... 12-1
Tag Usage Overview ................................................................................................................... 12-2
Tag Database Files ...................................................................................................................... 12-2
How PanelMate Configuration Software Processes Tag References........................................... 12-3
Accessing Tags............................................................................................................................ 12-6
Constructing Expressions Using Tags ......................................................................................... 12-9
Editing Tags .............................................................................................................................. 12-11
Creating a .CSV File in Microsoft Excel................................................................................... 12-12
Creating a .CSV File From Your PanelMate Configuration..................................................... 12-13
Appendix A. Conditional Expression Operators ............................................................................ A-1
Conditional Expression Operators................................................................................................ A-2
Conditional Expression Examples ............................................................................................ A-2
Appendix B. Communication Driver Help Files ............................................................................. B-1
Communication Driver Help Files................................................................................................ B-2
Appendix C. Word and Bit References............................................................................................ C-1
Word and Bit References ............................................................................................................. C-2
PLC Word References .............................................................................................................. C-2
PLC Bit References ...................................................................................................................C-5
Appendix D. Using Graphics from other Software......................................................................... D-1
Using Graphics from other Software ............................................................................................ D-2
Appendix E. Editing Graphics.......................................................................................................... E-1
Editing Graphics............................................................................................................................E-2
Appendix F. Configuration Editor Problems...................................................................................F-1
Configuration Editor Problems...................................................................................................... F-2
Preface
Preface
Welcome to Cutler-Hammer’s PanelMate Power Pro Configuration Editor Software User’s Guide.
This chapter describes the contents of this manual and provides information on Support Services.
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About This Manual
Purpose
This manual focuses on describing the features of the PanelMate Power pro Configuration Editor
Software.
What’s Inside
This manual is organized in the following way:
Table of Contents
Preface
Chapter 1: Installing the Configuration Software
Chapter 2: Main Screen
Chapter 3: Database Treeview Window
Chapter 4: Font Editor
Chapter 5: Symbol Library
Chapter 6: System Parameters
Chapter 7: PLC Name and Port Table
Chapter 8: Message Library
Chapter 9: System Online Labels
Chapter 10: Templates
Chapter 11: Variable-Sized Templates
Chapter 12: Using Tags
Appendix A: Conditional Expression Operators
Appendix B: PLC Driver Help Files
Appendix C: PLC Communication Guidelines
Appendix D: Word and Bit References
Appendix E: Using Graphics from other Software
Appendix F: Editing Graphics
Index
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Support Services
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Chapter 1: Installing the Configuration Software
Installing the Configuration Software
In this chapter, you will learn:
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How to install the Configuration Software
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About the Product Features
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Installing the Configuration Software
The Software Kit contains a CD-ROM for fast, easy software installation. Select Install Software, and
then select the software files you wish to install:
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Configuration Software files
Configuration Database files
Transfer Utility files
Executive Firmware files
PanelMate PC Runtime files
Note:
Before installing the configuration software, make sure that you close all open applications.
Note:
If installing the PanelMate Runtime Software only, deselect the other selections and only
check the box for the PanelMate PC Runtime selection.
Note:
If you are upgrading your configuration software, you do not need to install the Configuration
Database files. However, if you do not deselect this box, your existing database will be
renamed and a new database will be installed. On-screen prompts detail available options.
Note:
PanelMate PC default fonts are not automatically installed in the Windows Font directory.
Follow the installation prompts to install the PanelMate fonts and reboot the PC prior to
running PanelMate PC.
After selecting the directory and subcomponent files to install, press the Install button.
When the installation is finished, press the YES button in the Question dialog box to review
the readme.txt file. The readme.txt file lists all the issues addressed from the previous
version of software, lists the enhancements to the current version of software, and lists the
new issues with the current version of software. After reviewing the readme.txt file, press the
OK button in the Installation Complete dialog box.
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Product Features
The following product features can be purchased from Cutler-Hammer. If you have purchased the
feature, the feature must be selected in the New Configuration dialog box or the Configuration
Properties dialog box in the configuration software.
Note that some features are standard and cannot be disabled.
Color Display
The Color Display Feature allows you to select a color configuration. If this box is not checked, the
configuration will be grayscale.
High Capacity Unit
The High Capacity Unit feature allows you to create a larger number of pages and messages than
permitted in the Standard Capacity environment. Refer to the table below for feature limits.
Product Type
PanelMate Power Series 1500
All other PanelMate Power Series models
PanelMate PC
Maximum
Number of
Pages
50
100
100
Maximum
Number of
Messages
2500
5000
10000
Note that the complexity of the configuration may reduce the number of pages and messages in the
PanelMate unit.
Advanced Trending Template
The Advanced Trending Template feature allows you to configure Advanced Trending Templates
which display a history of a reference’s value over a period of time. Advanced trending features 6 pens
that can be triggered by time or event.
For information on configuring an Advanced Trending Template, refer to the Line Trend Template
topic.
Allen-Bradley DH-485
The Allen-Bradley DH-485 feature allows you to communicate to the Allen-Bradley DH-485 Highway.
Modicon Modbus
The Modicon Modbus feature allows you to communicate to Modicon PLCs via the Modicon Modbus
or Modicon Modbus Plus.
Dynamic Graphics
The Dynamic Graphics feature allows symbols to change colors and shapes dynamically on PanelMate
Power Series 1500 models.
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256 Greyscale/Color (Model 1555/1575)
The 256 Greyscale/Color (Model 1555/1575) feature enhances the PanelMate Power Series 1500.
If you have a PanelMate Power Series 1500 (Model 1555) and you select the 256 Greyscale/Color
feature, you will have 16 shades of gray (instead of the standard 8 shades), PowerAnimation, and
PowerBlink.
If you have a PanelMate Power Series 1500 (Model 1575) and you select the 256 Greyscale/Color
feature, you will have a 256 color palette (instead of the standard 16 colors), PowerAnimation, and
PowerBlink.
PowerAnimation allows you to create animation by defining a series of graphic objects which blink in
sequence and PowerBlink allows you to create graphic objects which blink at different rates.
Chapter 2: Main Screen
Main Screen
In this chapter, you will learn:
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About the Main Screen
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About the File Menu selections
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About the Edit Menu selections
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About the Object Menu selections
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About the View Menu selections
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About the Window Menu selections
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About the Help Menu selections
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About the Toolbar selections
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About the Color Selection Palette
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About the Status Bar
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About Tool Palette selections
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Main Screen
The Main Screen appears when you run the PanelMate Configuration Editor.
The Database TreeView Window will appear on the Main Screen. For more information about the
Database TreeView Window, refer to the Database Treeview Window topic.
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File Menu
The File menu varies depending upon whether the database is open.
Tip:
When the database is open, the Database Treeview Window will appear.
If the database is not open, the following File Menu will appear.
If the database is open, the following File Menu will appear.
The selections in the File Menu are described below. Note that some of the selections are available
from the toolbar. Refer to the toolbar topic for more information.
Open Database: Opens the Open Database dialog box and allows you to select a database.
Backup Database: Opens the Backup Database dialog box and allows you to backup your database.
Close: Closes the database.
Save: Saves the highlighted configuration to the database.
Save As: Opens the Save As dialog box. This selection is used if you wish to save a configuration to
the database under a new name.
Convert: Opens the Conversion dialog box. This selection is used if you wish to convert a
configuration from one model to another (e.g., PanelMate Power Series 2000 to PanelMate Power
Series 3000).
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Verify: Opens the Verify Application dialog box. This selection checks all PLC references and
expressions.
References =>Tags: Performs a reference-to-tag replacement operation. Refer to Chapter 12: Using
Tags for more information on this operation.
Import: Opens the Import dialog box. This selection allows you to import the selected configuration
file into the database.
Export: Opens the Export dialog box. This selection allows you to export the selected configuration
file from the database to a current version configuration file.
Export As: Opens the Export As dialog box. This selection will export the selected configuration file
from the database to an earlier version configuration file (e.g., V2.1X).
VCP Transfer: Executes the PanelMate Transfer software. This selection allows you to transfer
configuration files, execute firmware, and drivers to and from the PanelMate unit.
Tip:
Before a configuration file can be transferred to a PanelMate unit, the configuration file must
be exported.
Print: Opens the Configuration Editor Reports dialog box. This selection allows you to print a hard
copy of the current configuration.
For information on printing an image of a configuration page, refer to the Printing a Configuration
Page topic.
Exit: Ends the PanelMate Configuration Editor session.
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Open Database
When you choose the Open Database dialog box from the File Menu, the Open Database dialog box
will appear.
The Open Database dialog box allows you to select a PanelMate database. The default database
(named model) is created during the installation process. The model database is actually a group of
files located in the model subdirectory under the PanelMate Configuration Editor directory
(c:\pmconfig by default). Many files (over a 100) make up a PanelMate database.
Other PanelMate databases can be accessed from the Open Database dialog box by selecting the drive
and folder in which a valid PanelMate database resides. A single file from the database (pmconfig.db)
indicates that the folder contains a viable database. Once a folder is selected which has a valid database
and the OK button is clicked, the Configuration Editor will open the database, display the Database
Treeview Window, and allow you to create or edit a configuration.
If you install new configuration software that has an upgraded database and attempt to open an earlier
version of the database, the Upgrade Database dialog box will appear. (Note that not every new
configuration software version will have an upgraded database.) The Upgrade Database dialog box
allows you to upgrade any earlier version of the database to be compatible with the new configuration
software. For more information on upgrading the database, refer to the Upgrade Database topic.
See the Configuration Editor Problems topic if problems are encountered when attempting to open a
database.
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Upgrade Database
If you install new configuration software that has an upgraded database and attempt to open an older
version of the database, the Upgrade Database dialog box will appear. (Note that not every new
configuration software version will have an upgraded database.)
The Upgrade Database dialog box allows you to upgrade any earlier version of the database to be
compatible with new configuration software. The default upgrade directory is created by adding the
subdirectory \backup\v320cfgs to your current database directory. Make sure you store the original
database to a directory other than the standard backup directory used in the Backup Database dialog
box. To change the upgrade directory, click on Directory to upgrade database button and enter the
directory pathname.
Press the Upgrade button to upgrade your database. When completed, a Print button will appear to
allow you to print the upgrade progress.
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Backup Database
When you choose the Backup Database dialog box from the File Menu, the Backup Database dialog
box will appear.
The Backup Database dialog box allows you to backup your database. The default backup directory is
created by adding the subdirectory \backup\v330cfgs to your current database directory. To change the
backup directory, click on Directory to backup database button and enter the directory pathname.
Press the Backup button to backup your database. When completed, a Print button will appear to
allow you to print the backup progress.
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Save As
When you select a configuration filename in the Database Treeview Window and choose the Save As
selection from the File Menu or click on the Save button in the toolbar, the Save As dialog box will
appear.
The Save As dialog box allows you to save a configuration file. This selection is used if you are saving
a new configuration or if you wish to save a configuration under another name.
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Conversion
When you select a configuration filename in the Database Treeview Window and choose the Convert
selection from the File Menu, the Conversion dialog box will appear.
This Conversion dialog box allows you to convert a configuration file from one PanelMate hardware
model to another (e.g., PanelMate Power Series 2000 to PanelMate Power Series 3000). If there are
any conversion issues between PanelMate models, a dialog box will appear which will state the issues
and ask if you wish to continue with the conversion. If you press the Yes button to continue, be aware
of the issues noted in the dialog box.
When converting to a PanelMate Power Series 1500 configuration, note the following items.
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If your configuration has PowerGraphics, the graphics cannot be converted unless the
PanelMate Power Series 1500 has the PowerGraphics option installed.
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If your configuration exceeds the capacity of the standard PanelMate Power Series 1500, but
does not exceed the capacity of the expanded PanelMate Power Series 1500, the Capacity
Expansion Kit option will be selected in the New Configuration dialog box for the converted
configuration.
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If your configuration exceeds the capacity of the expanded PanelMate Power Series, an error
message will be displayed and the configuration will not be converted.
Refer to the Product Features topic for more information about the Capacity Expansion Kit.
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Verify Application
When you select a configuration filename in the Database Treeview Window and choose the Verify
selection from the File Menu, the Verify Application dialog box will appear.
The Verify selection checks all PLC references and expressions in all configured dialog boxes and lists
all invalid or illegal PLC references and expressions which would prevent a valid export.
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Import
When you choose the Import selection from the File Menu, the Import dialog box will appear.
The Import dialog box allows you to import a configuration file into the database. Note that earlier
PanelMate Power Series configuration files and PanelMate Series V2.1X configuration files may also
be imported.
PanelMate Series V2.1X configuration files will have one of the following extensions:
PanelMate Series 2000 Grayscale
.PC1 or .PC2
PanelMate Series 2000 Color
.PC5 or .PC6
PanelMate Series 3000 Grayscale
.PC1 or .PC2
PanelMate Series 3000 Color
.PC5 or .PC6
PanelMate Series 4000
.PC3 or .PC4
Tip:
Once the configuration file is imported, it can be exported to a current configuration file, to an
earlier PanelMate Power Series configuration file, or to a PanelMate Series V2.1X
configuration file. Refer to the Export and Export As topics for more information on
exporting configurations.
The Import selection and Export selection in the File Menu may be used to copy configurations from
one personal computer to another. After export, a configuration (.PPS file) can be copied to another
computer and imported into another PanelMate database. When using this method to copy
configurations, please note the following issues:
•
Test message numbers in Display Templates and Variable-Sized Display Templates are not
exported. Therefore, all test message numbers in an imported configuration are set to zero (0).
•
Group attributes are not exported. If a configuration had groups prior to export, the imported
configuration would show all objects ungrouped.
•
The displayed states for Indicator, Variable-Sized Indicator, and Variable-Sized Graphic
Templates are not exported. On import, the selected state of Variable-Sized Indicators is set to
state one (1), and Indicator Templates and Variable-Sized Graphic Templates are set to state
five (5).
An alternate method for copying configurations from one system to another is by copying all database
files to a new database directory on the target system. Shareware, zip, and unzip utilities are available
to easily do this via floppy disk. This method will retain all Configuration Editor information including
test messages, groups, and indicator selections.
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Export
Tip:
If you wish to export to an earlier PanelMate Power Series configuration file or to a
PanelMate Series V2.1X configuration file, refer to the Export As topic for more information.
Note that configuration files must be exported before being transferred to the PanelMate unit.
When you select a configuration filename in the Database Treeview Window and choose the Export
selection from the File Menu, the Export dialog box will appear.
The Export dialog box allows you to export a configuration file for the current Configuration Editor
software version.
The Export selection and Import selection in the File Menu may be used to copy configurations from
one personal computer to another. After export, a configuration (.PPS file) can be copied to another
computer and imported into another PanelMate database. When using this method to copy
configurations, please note the following issues:
•
Test message numbers in Display Templates and Variable-Sized Display Templates are not
exported. Therefore, all test message numbers in an imported configuration are set to zero (0).
•
Group attributes are not exported. If a configuration had groups prior to export, the imported
configuration would show all objects ungrouped.
•
The displayed states for Indicator, Variable-Sized Indicator, and Variable-Sized Graphic
Templates are not exported. On import, the selected state of Variable-Sized Indicators is set to
state one (1), and Indicator Templates and Variable-Sized Graphic Templates are set to state
five (5).
An alternate method for copying configurations from one system to another is by copying all database
files to a new database directory on the target system. Shareware, zip, and unzip utilities are available
to easily do this via floppy disk. This method will retain all Configuration Editor information including
test messages, groups, and indicator selections.
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Export As
The Export As dialog box allows you to export to an earlier PanelMate Power Series configuration file
or to a PanelMate Series V2.1X configuration file for earlier Configuration Editor software versions.
Tip:
If you wish to export to a current PanelMate Power Series configuration file, refer to the
Export topic for more information.
Tip:
For guidelines to consider before exporting to a V2.1X configuration, refer to the V2.1X
Export Guidelines topic.
Note that configuration files must be exported before being transferred to the PanelMate unit.
When you select a configuration filename in the Database Treeview Window and choose the Export As
selection from the File Menu, the Export As dialog box will appear.
Before the configuration file is exported, the configuration file will be verified. The verification process
checks for the following:
•
Number of messages
•
Number of pages
•
Presence of PowerGraphics
•
Compatibility issues
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If you select to export to a PanelMate Series V2.1X configuration file, a V2.11 Options dialog box
will appear.
You can check the Graphics Option box to set the graphics option in the V2.1X configuration file. If
the Graphics Option box is not checked, the variable-sized graphics and symbols will not be exported.
After the V2.11 Options dialog box appears, the configuration file will be verified and the results of
the verification will be displayed in the Verification Status dialog box. Refer to the Verification
Status topic for more information.
For more information about the verification process for exporting, see the V2.1X Export Guidelines
topic or the V2.1X Export Errors topic.
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Verification Status
If you choose to export to a V2.1X configuration file in the Export As dialog box, the configuration
file will be verified and then the Verification Status dialog box will appear.
The Verification Status dialog box displays the configuration options of the file, the items that will not
be exported, and the reason for not exporting the items.
Note that if you correct any errors, you must export the configuration file again. If you leave the
Verification Status dialog box open while making changes to your configuration, the changes will not
be exported. The configuration is always exported exactly as it appears in the Verification Status
dialog box. For more information about the verification process for exporting, see the V2.1X Export
Errors topic or the V2.1X Export Guidelines topic.
The selections on the Verification Status dialog box are described below.
Continue: Exports the configuration according to the results listed in the Verification Results list.
Cancel: Closes the dialog box without exporting the configuration.
Print: Prints a hard copy of the verification list on the default printer.
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V2.1X Export Guidelines
When exporting to a V2.1X configuration, the following guidelines should be considered.
•
Text strings are decomposed into individual character elements.
V2.1X does not support text strings.
All text elements on a page are used to create a single V2.1X Static Page Symbol that is made up
of individual character elements. You can place and edit the Character Elements individually.
•
The Auto-Centering attribute is lost during export.
V2.1X does not support auto centering. Everything is exported as left justified.
•
The Direct Select (Touchscreen Only) field is lost during export.
The Direct Select (Touchscreen Only) in the System Parameters field is not supported by V2.1X.
•
Colors are converted to their closest match.
V2.1X configurations contain up to eight colors. Some PanelMate Power Series configurations
contain up to 256 colors.
•
Blinking foreground colors are lost during export.
Blinking foreground colors are not supported by V2.1X.
•
The default label Reset PLC Comm is changed to Enable Fault Relay.
PanelMate Power Series 1500 is exported as PanelMate Series 2000/PanelMate Series 3000 when
going to V2.1X. The default label Reset PLC Comm does not exist.
•
Maintenance Template options Allow on Page, Enable Writes, and Protection are lost during
export.
Maintenance Templates are not supported by V2.1X.
•
Some System Parameter fields are converted during export.
Scan Delays (Screen, Alarm, Message, and Trend) are exported as part of the PLC Name and Port
Table.
The Screen Blanking Inactivity Period is rounded to the nearest 20 minute interval.
The Control Bit Reset Delay is rounded to the nearest 250 mSec interval.
The Password Protection Time Out is rounded to the nearest five minute interval.
•
The Maintenance Template Soft Key Prompts, Contrast Adjustment Soft Key Prompts,
Touchscreen Button Templates, Touchscreen Keypad Entry Labels, Touchscreen Control
Keys, and the Switch To Two Column Keypad and Switch to Three Column Keypad labels
from the Setup Page are lost during export.
These Online Labels are not supported by V2.1X.
•
The Refresh Background Graphics Online feature on the Variable-Sized Graphics Template
- VS Graphics Attributes Tab dialog box is not exported.
This option is not supported by V2.1X.
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V2.1X Export Errors
Before the configuration file is exported, the configuration file is checked for features not supported by
V2.1X configuration software. If there are features that cannot be exported, you will see one or more of
the following error messages:
Error Message
Reason for Error
Any element is not on a character boundary (X,
Y).
X must be a multiple of 8.
Y must be a multiple of 16.
Symbol offset is not on a character boundary
(X, Y).
X must be a multiple of 8.
Y must be a multiple of 16.
Any element overlaps another element.
Overlapping elements are not allowed in V2.1X.
The Graphics Option is not set.
Set this option on the V2.1X Options dialog
box if graphics are used.
PowerGraphics are included.
Symbols and static graphics containing
PowerGraphics are not supported by V2.1X.
PowerGraphics include lines, rectangles,
polygons, ellipses, and arcs.
PanelMate Power Series templates are included.
PanelMate Power Series templates such as Line
Trend and Variable-Sized Control Button are
not supported by V2.1X.
Any element is positioned on the top or bottom
row, or the right hand column.
PanelMate Power Series units have an
additional row at the top and bottom of the
display, and an additional column at the left
side.
Any element is not an even character height.
The pixel height of all V2.1X elements must be
a multiple of 16 (16, 32, 48, etc.).
Any element is not an even character width.
The pixel width of all V2.1X elements must be a
multiple of 8 (8, 16, 24, etc.).
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Error Message
Reason for Error
If the page number or message number in a
PanelMate Power Series configuration exceeds
the maximum page number or maximum
message number allowed in the V2.1X
configuration software, the page or message will
not be exported.
The PanelMate Series 2000 and PanelMate
Series 3000 can have a maximum limit of 10
pages (numbered 0-9) and 100 messages
(numbered 1-100).
For example, if a PanelMate Power Series
configuration has pages numbered 90 through
95 and you export the configuration to a
PanelMate Series 2000 un-expanded unit which
can contain 10 pages (numbered 0-9), no pages
will be exported because all page numbers are
greater than 9.
The PanelMate Series 2000 Expanded and the
PanelMate Series 3000 Expanded can have a
maximum limit of 30 pages (numbered 0-29)
and 500 messages (numbered 1-500).
The PanelMate Series 4000 can have a
maximum limit of 10 pages (numbered 0-9) and
250 messages (numbered 1-250).
The PanelMate Series 4000 Expanded can have
a maximum limit of 30 pages (numbered 0-29)
and 500 messages (numbered 1-500).
More than 10 PLCs are configured.
V2.1X supports up to 10 PLCs.
A PLC configured on port 1, port 2, or I/O is
not supported by V2.1X.
PanelMate Power Series supports a number of
PLCs which V2.1X does not.
A device driver associated with the default
device name (in the PLC Name And Port Table)
is not supported by V2.1X.
In the PLC Name And Port Table, if no device
name is given to a PLC, the PLC assumes the
default device name.
If the driver associated with the default name is
not supported by V2.1X, the default device
name will not be exported.
A Symbol name is too long.
V2.1X Symbol names can be no longer than six
characters.
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Configuration Editor Reports
When you select a configuration filename in the Database Treeview Window and choose the Print
selection from the File Menu or click on the Print button from the toolbar, the Configuration Editor
Reports dialog box will appear.
The fields in the Configuration Editor Reports dialog box are described below.
Report Type: Allows you to select the type of report you wish to print.
<Report Options ...>: Opens the Configuration Editor Report Options dialog box. This selection
allows you to select the report options.
Pages: Allows you to select the pages you wish to print, or click the <Select All Pages> button.
<Select All Pages>: Allows you to select all pages listed in the Pages box for printing.
<Print Reports>: Allows you to print the Configuration Report you have configured.
<Printer Setup>: Allows you to view the standard Microsoft Windows Print Setup dialog box. The
options you see may vary depending upon the type of printer installed in your system.
<Exit>: Closes the dialog box without printing.
<Help>: Calls for online help.
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Configuration Editor Reports Options
Note that the Print function does not support printing the System Online Labels and Fonts.
When you press the Report Options button on the Configuration Editor Reports dialog box, the
Configuration Editor Report Options dialog box will appear.
The Configuration Editor Report Options dialog box allows you to select which options will appear
on your printed report.
The fields in the Configuration Editor Reports Options dialog box are described below.
Configuration Header: Prints information contained in the Configuration Properties dialog box.
System Parameters: Prints information from the System Parameters dialog boxes for the selected
configuration.
PLC Name and Port Table: Prints information from the PLC Name and Port Table dialog boxes for
the selected configuration.
Directory of Configuration Pages: Prints a list of all pages and page properties.
Message Library: Prints the contents of the Message Library.
Template Data: Prints all template property information (in text format) for all templates (both fixed
and variable-sized) found on the selected pages.
Graphic Data: Prints all object property information (in text format) for all static graphics found on
the selected pages.
Note that the Print function does not support graphic printing of PanelMate pages. In order to print
pixel image copies of PanelMate pages, use the built-in Windows clipboard feature to copy a bitmap
image of the page to the clipboard (Print Screen key or Alt and Print Screen keys). Then use a
standard bitmap editor, such as Windows Paintbrush, to edit and/or print an image of the page to a
printer. Refer to the Printing a Configuration Page topic for more information
Check the desired report options then click the OK button to return to the Configuration Editor
Reports dialog box.
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Printing a Configuration Page
For information on printing a configuration page from the PanelMate software, refer to the steps below.
1.
Open the configuration page you wish to print and maximize the page.
2.
Create a rectangle the size of the entire page. The rectangle should have a white fill and white
pen. Move the rectangle to the back. (This step is optional and is intended to provide a white
background for templates and graphics if your printer does not print solid black well.)
3.
Hold the Alt key and press the Print Screen button on your keyboard to place an image of the
configuration software screen in the Windows clipboard. (Note that any graphics software
package can be used to edit and print the image by choosing the Paste selection within the
graphics software package. The following steps use the Paintbrush software as an example.)
4.
Minimize the PanelMate software to an icon.
5.
Open the Paintbrush software and maximize the screen.
6.
Under the View Menu in Paintbrush, deselect the Tools and Linesize and Palette selections.
(This step allows the entire configuration page to be displayed.)
7.
Under the Edit Menu, choose the Paste selection and the configuration page image will be
pasted from the Windows clipboard.
8.
You may edit the configuration page image or print the page as it appears.
For information on editing the configuration page image in the Paintbrush software, refer to the steps
below.
1.
Select the Cutout tool and outline the desired part of the page you wish to print.
2.
Under the Edit Menu, choose the Cut selection to cut the desired part of the page.
3.
Under the File Menu, choose the New selection to start a new session.
4.
Under the Edit Menu, choose the Paste selection to paste the contents of the clipboard on the
new screen.
5.
Print the page.
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Edit Menu
The Edit Menu is shown below.
Objects can be edited using keys on the keyboard. For information on editing objects using the
keyboard, refer to the Editing Graphics topic
The selections in the Edit Menu are described below. Note that some of the selections are available
from the toolbar. Refer to the toolbar topic for more information.
Undo: Reverses the last operation you performed. For example, if you cut an object, Undo makes it reappear. There are several levels of Undo (the exact number depends upon your memory resources).
Redo: Reverses the effect of the last Undo command. There are several levels of Redo (the exact
number depends upon your memory resources).
Cut: Erases a selected object(s) from the screen and places the object(s) on the Windows clipboard.
Copy: Copies a selected object(s) to the Windows clipboard, but does not erase the object(s) from
the screen.
Paste: Copies object(s) from the Windows clipboard into the current configuration page.
It is not recommended to copy and paste bitmaps to and from the clipboard. To insert a bitmap, use the
bitmap tool on the tool palette.
Tip:
Graphics can be pasted from other software packages onto a configuration page. Refer to the
Using Graphics from Other Software topic for more information.
Tip:
Complex objects pasted into a configuration should be re-sized using the software package in
which the drawing was created. Copying objects to the clipboard from other software
packages tends to multiply the number of objects. Attempting to resize these objects in the
Configuration Editor may cause a General Protection Fault.
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Delete: Erases selected object(s) from the screen and does not place the object(s) in the Windows
clipboard.
Note that the Configuration Software cursor may remain as an “hourglass” when deleting objects even
after the deletion is complete. When the mouse is moved, the original cursor will return if the deletion
is complete.
Select All: Selects all objects in the current configuration page.
Select Next: Selects the next object - in the order in which objects were created.
Select Previous: Selects the previous object - in the order in which objects were created.
Note that the keyboard keys used to select, resize, move, select next, or select previous objects will not
function on a configuration page when another window has been selected. For example, if an object is
selected and the cursor is placed inside of the color selection palette and the Arrow keys are used to
select different colors on the palette, the Arrow keys cannot be used to move the selected object unless
the configuration page and the object are re-selected. This also applies when an object is selected and
the cursor is placed inside of the Select Font box or the Pen Width box on the toolbar.
Snap To Grid: If this item is checked, objects are automatically aligned with an invisible on-screen
grid when existing objects are moved or new objects are placed on the page. The grid is set up on 8x16
pixel boundaries for character-based alignment. The Snap To Grid is intended to facilitate development
of V2.1X configurations.
Note that resize does not function on a group if the snap-to-grid feature is enabled.
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Object Menu
The Object Menu is shown below.
Objects can be edited using keys on the keyboard. For information on editing objects using the
keyboard, refer to the Editing Graphics topic.
The selections in the Object Menu are described below. Note that some of the selections are available
from the toolbar. Refer to the toolbar topic for more information.
Properties...: Opens the Object Properties dialog box for the selected object. Use this selection to
edit specific object information. You can also use the F2 key as a shortcut key.
Group: Joins selected objects together into a group object. The group object is contained within a
single bounding rectangle and can be moved, resized, etc. Note that you can group objects (lines,
rectangles, etc.), but you cannot group templates.
Tip:
When configurations containing groups are imported, the objects within those groups will
appear as individual objects and not part of a group. Since groups have no function in the
online configuration, the exported file does not maintain group attributes.
Ungroup: Separates a group object into its individual component objects.
Bring To Front: Brings the selected object(s) to the front (top) of a stack of objects. If more than one
object is selected, the objects maintain their relative position in the stack.
Send To Back: Sends the selected object(s) to the back (bottom) of a stack of objects. If more than one
object is selected, the objects maintain their relative position in the stack.
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Align: Opens a pop-up menu that allows you to select the type of alignment you prefer. All selected
objects will be aligned with the last object selected. Note that you can align objects (lines, rectangles,
etc.), but you cannot align templates.
Lefts: Aligns the objects along their left edges.
Centers: Aligns the objects along their vertical centerlines.
Rights: Aligns the objects along their right edges.
Tops: Aligns the objects along their top edges.
Middles: Aligns the objects along their horizontal centerlines.
Bottoms: Aligns the objects along their bottom edges.
Distribute: Distributes or evenly spaces three or more selected objects vertically and horizontally.
Note that you can distribute objects (lines, rectangles, etc.), but you cannot distribute templates.
Vertically: Distributes the objects along their vertical centerlines.
Horizontally: Distributes the objects along their horizontal centerlines.
Make Equal Size: Makes two or more selected objects equal in size to the last object selected. Note
that you can make objects (lines, rectangles, etc.) equal size but you cannot make templates equal size.
Width: Makes the objects equal in width.
Height: Makes the objects equal in height.
Both: Makes the objects equal in both width and height.
Reshape: Displays vertical box handles on the selected polygon or arc. Drag the handles to re-shape
the object.
Make Symbol: Opens the Make Symbol dialog box. This selection will make a symbol from a group
of selected objects (lines, rectangles, etc.).
Break Symbol: Breaks a symbol into the original component objects.
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Object Properties
When you choose the Properties selection under the Object Menu or double click on any object on a
page, the Object Properties dialog box for that object will appear.
Object Properties is a set of three tabbed dialog boxes used to select the object’s attributes, location,
size, and visibility. The dialog boxes are listed below.
•
Object Properties - Attributes Tab
•
Object Properties - Location And Size Tab
•
Object Properties - Visibility Tab
Tip:
The Object Properties - Visibility Tab dialog box only appears when you double click on a
Text object.
Note that it is not possible to resize a fixed template with the size handles. To resize a fixed template,
you must use the Object Properties dialog box.
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Object Properties - Attributes Tab
The Object Properties - Attributes Tab dialog box is shown below.
The Object Properties - Attributes Tab dialog box allows you to change the color and pen width of a
selected object.
The fields in the Object Properties - Attributes Tab dialog box are described below.
Colors
Pen: Allows you to select the foreground color or intensity for the object. The Pen button will
display the standard Color Selection Palette.
Fill: Allows you to select the background color or intensity for the object. The Fill button will
display the standard Color Selection Palette.
Pen Width: Allows you to enter a pen width for the selected object.
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Object Properties – Location and Size Tab
The Object Properties - Location and Size Tab dialog box is shown below.
The Object Properties - Location and Size Tab dialog box allows you to change the pixel location
and size of a selected object.
The fields in the Object Properties - Location and Size Tab dialog box are described below.
Location in Pixels
X: Allows you to move the object to the left or right on the configuration page. The value entered
in the X field determines the distance in pixels from the left edge of the page.
Y: Allows you to move the object up and down on the configuration page. The value entered in the
Y field determines the distance in pixels from the top of the page.
Size In Pixels
Height: Allows you to enter the height in pixels of the selected object. Note that you can re-size
and re-shape an object by dragging one of the selection handles with the selection tool.
Width: Allows you to enter the width in pixels of the selected object. Note that you can re-size
and re-shape an object by dragging one of the selection handles with the selection tool.
Tip:
Objects can be resized using keys on the keyboard. For information on editing objects using
the keyboard, refer to the Editing Graphics topic.
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Object Properties - Visibility Tab
Tip:
The Object Properties - Visibility Tab dialog box only appears when you double click on a
Text object.
Note that a Text object that has the Refresh Affected Graphics Online field or the Enable Conditional
Visibility field checked cannot be made into a symbol.
The Object Properties - Visibility Tab dialog box is shown below.
The Object Properties - Visibility Tab dialog box allows you to configure the refresh graphics and
visibility features.
The fields in the Object Properties - Visibility Tab dialog box are described below.
Refresh Affected Graphics Online: Allows all other templates, variable-sized templates, and graphics
that lie within the area of the Text object to be refreshed to properly reflect the layering of objects on
the page whenever the symbol is updated.
Enable Conditional Visibility: Allows you to determine if the Text object will appear on a page based
on the value of the Visibility Expression. If the Enable Conditional Visibility box is not checked, the
Text object will always appear on the page.
It is important to note that an text object that is invisible because the Visibility Expression evaluates to
false, will still impose the same memory and polling response impact as when the text object is visible.
Therefore, the visibility feature should not be used to circumvent page number or capacity limitations.
Visibility Expression: Allows you to enter a conditional expression if the Enable Conditional
Visibility box is checked. If the Visibility Expression evaluates to false (equal to zero), the Text
object will be erased and all template updating will be deactivated when in Run Mode. If the
Visibility Expression evaluates to true (not equal to zero), the Text object will appear and all
template updating will be activated when in Run Mode.
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Make Symbol
A symbol is a collection of graphic objects grouped together and given a name. The allowable objects
for a symbol are lines, rectangles, ellipses, arcs, polygons, text, and bitmaps. If there are any fixed
templates, variable-sized templates, variable-sized control buttons, or symbols in the collection of
objects you wish to make into a symbol, the Make Symbol selection in the Object Menu will be
disabled. Also note that if you have a Text object selected and the Refresh Affected Graphics Online
field or the Enable Conditional Visibility field is checked in the Object Properties - Visibility Tab
dialog box, the Make Symbol selection will be disabled.
When a group of allowable objects are selected on a configuration page and you choose the Make
Symbol selection from the Object Menu, the Make Symbol dialog box will appear.
The Make Symbol dialog box allows you to create symbols.
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The fields in the Make Symbol dialog box are described below.
Symbol Name: Allows you to enter the name of the symbol you wish to create. Note that when a
symbol has been created, the symbol name will appear in the Database Treeview Window under the
Symbol Library selection. For more information on the Symbol Library, refer to the Symbol Library
topic.
Symbol Origin Offset: Displays the symbol’s origin offset (in pixels). The default Symbol Origin
Offset for X and Y is 0 and 0 (no offset).
X: Displays the X origin offset in pixels.
Y: Displays the Y origin offset in pixels.
Preview: Displays the selected symbol in the Preview box if the Show Preview box is selected.
Show Preview: Allows the selected symbol to be shown in the Preview box.
Once a symbol has been created, you may double click on the symbol to view the Symbol Properties
dialog box. Refer to the Symbol Properties topic for more information.
Note the following items:
•
The objects that make up a symbol cannot be edited. If you wish to change an object within a
symbol, you must select the symbol on the configuration page and choose the Break Symbol
selection under the Object Menu to break the symbol into the original separate objects. The
objects may be edited and then you may choose the Make Symbol selection from the Object
Menu again.
•
If you create a symbol that contains a circle, the circle may be displayed slightly out of
position (1 pixel in X or Y dimension) in Run Mode compared to what is displayed in the
Configuration Software.
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View Menu
The View Menu is shown below.
The selections in the View Menu are described below.
Toolbar: Shows or hides the toolbar at the top of the screen. When the toolbar is visible, a check mark
appears beside this menu item.
Status Bar: Shows or hides the status bar at the bottom of the screen. When the status bar is visible, a
check mark appears beside this menu item.
Tool Palette: Shows or hides the tool palette. When the tool palette is visible, a check mark appears
beside this menu item.
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Window Menu
The Window Menu is shown below.
The selections in the Window Menu are described below.
Cascade: Arranges all open windows so they overlap. The title bar of all windows remains visible so
you can easily select a window.
Tile: Arranges all open windows side-by-side so there is no overlap.
Arrange Icons: Arranges all icons in orderly rows. To reduce a configuration window to an icon, click
its
button.
1 Configurations: Lists all open windows, including those that have been reduced to icons. To make a
window active, select its name from the list.
Note that when a Configuration Page Window is opened, the Window Menu will not display the
Configuration Page Window as an open window.
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Help Menu
The Help Menu is shown below.
The selections in the Help Menu are described below.
Contents: Goes to the first topic of the Configuration Editor help file.
Using Help: Provides general information about using help. This is the standard Windows help file.
About PM Config: Displays the About PanelMate Configuration Editor dialog box and lists system
information.
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About PanelMate Configuration Editor
When you choose the About PM Config selection in the Help Menu, the About PanelMate
Configuration Editor dialog box will appear.
The information in the About PanelMate Configuration Editor dialog box is listed below:
•
Name of the Configuration Editor, version number, and copyright information.
•
Amount of free memory
•
Presence of math co-processor
•
Amount of free disk space
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Toolbar
When the Toolbar selection is checked under the View Menu, the Toolbar will appear on the Main
Screen.
You can use the Toolbar buttons to perform many of Configuration Editor’s standard operations. The
Toolbar buttons are described below.
Save: Saves the current configuration to disk.
Print: Prints a hard copy of the current configuration.
Cut: Removes the selected object from the configuration, and places it on the Windows
clipboard.
Copy: Places a copy of the selected object on the Windows clipboard, but does not remove it
from the configuration.
Paste: Pastes the contents of the Windows clipboard into the current configuration.
Undo: Un-does the previous operation.
Redo: Re-does the operation previously un-done.
Bring To Front: Brings a selected object to the front (top) of a stack of objects.
Send To Rear: Sends a selected object to the rear (bottom) of a stack of objects.
Align Left: Aligns all selected objects along the left edge of the last object selected.
Align Center: Aligns all selected objects along the vertical centerline of the last object selected.
Align Right: Aligns all selected objects along the right edge of the last object selected.
Select Font: Select a font for the selected text object.
Fill Colors: This button consists of two parts. Click the paint can icon to fill the selected object
with the color shown in the box. Click the arrow icon to display the Color Selection Palette.
Pen Colors: This button consists of two parts. Click the pencil icon to set the pen color of the
selected object to the color shown in the box. Click the arrow icon to display the Color Selection
Palette.
Pen Width: Choose a pen width for the selected object. Note that the Pen Width value in the
Toolbar is not fully visible when using a large font video driver.
Help: Makes context-sensitive help available. When you click this button, the cursor displays a
question mark. Then, click most on-screen features for context-sensitive help.
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Color Selection Palette
When you click the down arrow buttons on the Pen Color button or Fill Color button in the toolbar, the
Color Selection Palette will appear.
The Color Selection palette allows you to select pen color (or shade) and fill color (or shade). You can
choose:
•
Colors (on color units only)
•
Blinking colors (on color systems only)
•
Shades of gray
•
Blinking shades of gray
Note the following Color Palette items:
•
You can move the Color Selection Palette by clicking the left mouse button and dragging the
palette to the desired position on the screen. The Color Selection Palette will then have a small
title and icon that will indicate whether it is the Pen Color or Fill Color palette.
•
If the 256 Greyscale/Color option is installed on the PanelMate Power Series 1500, additional
colors or shades of gray will be available.
•
In order for the color palette to accurately represent the color and blink characteristics of the
PanelMate online unit, the video driver selected from the Windows Control Panel must be a
256 color driver. If the video driver is not a 256 color driver (either 16 color or more than 256
color), the color palette shown in the Configuration Editor will not match that of the online
unit.
•
The black color displayed in row 1, column 1 and row 3, column 1 are colors selected to be
compatible with PanelMate versions prior to the PanelMate Power Series. If these colors are
selected, then the number of characters displayed in a 1-cell template will be reduced from 12
to 10.
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Status Bar
When the Status Bar selection is checked under the View Menu, the Status Bar will appear on the Main
Screen.
The Configuration Editor uses the Status Bar at the bottom of the window to display messages and
information about the current status of the application.
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Tool Palette
When the Tool Palette is selected in the View Menu, the Tool Palette will display when you open a
page.
The Tool Palette buttons are listed below.
Selection
Reshape
Line
Rectangle
Ellipse
Arc
Polygon
Text
Symbol
Bitmap
Indicator Template
Readout Template
Bar Template
Bar Trend Template
Table Template
Line Trend Template
Display Template
VS Indicator Template
VS Bar Template
VS Readout Template
VS Display Template
VS Graphic Template
VS Control Button
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Selection Tool
The Selection tool allows you to select objects on the current page. A selected object is enclosed in a
bounding box having handles (small squares) at the corners of the bounding box, and at the center of
every side. Use the Selection tool to drag the handles to re-size or re-shape the object.
To select more than one object, press the Shift key while you click the desired objects. You can also
use the Selection tool to draw a dotted selection box (marquee) around multiple objects to select them.
Reshape Tool
The Reshape tool allows you to re-shape selected arcs and polygons.
To reshape an arc or polygon ...
1.
Select the Reshape tool.
2.
Click the object you wish to reshape. An arc displays two handles (squares) and a polygon
displays a handle at the ends, and at each vertex (corner).
3.
Place the cursor over a handle and it changes to a cross.
4.
Drag the handle to reshape the object.
Tip:
If the reshape tool is used on an arc and the cursor is inside the arc, the arc is converted to a
pie shape or a chord.
To add a node (vertex) to a polygon ...
1.
Press the Ctrl key.
2.
Place the cursor on the line where you wish to add a node. A plus sign (+) appears.
3.
Click and drag the cursor away, then release the Ctrl key.
To delete a node on a polygon ...
1.
2.
Place the cursor on the node you wish to delete. A plus sign (+) appears.
Press the Ctrl key and click once to delete the node.
Line Tool
The Line tool allows you to place a line object on the page. Place the cursor on the configuration page,
press the mouse button, and drag to create a line. While using this tool, press the Shift key to constrain
the line to a 45° angle.
Rectangle Tool
The Rectangle tool allows you to place a rectangle object on the page. Place the cursor on the
configuration page, press the mouse button, and drag to create a rectangle. While using this tool, press
the Shift key to constrain the rectangle to a square.
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Ellipse Tool
The Ellipse tool allows you to place an ellipse object on the page. Place the cursor on the configuration
page, press the mouse button, and drag to create an ellipse. While using this tool, press the Shift key to
constrain the ellipse to a circle.
Arc Tool
The Arc tool allows you to draw an arc, chord, or pie-shaped object on the page. Place the cursor on
the configuration page, press the mouse button, and drag to create an arc. While using this tool, press
the Shift key to constrain the arc to a circular shape.
To draw a chord or pie shape ...
1.
Draw an arc.
2.
Reshape it using the Reshape tool. For information on the Reshape tool, refer to the Reshape
Tool topic.
The maximum arc size that can be displayed in Run Mode is 358°. To check the arc size, double-click
on the arc to open the Object Properties dialog box.
Polygon Tool
The Polygon tool allows you to place a polyline (a jagged line) or a closed polygon (multi-sided figure)
on the configuration page.
To create a polyline ...
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select the polygon tool.
Click to place the first point, then release the mouse button. As you move the mouse, a rubber
band line follows the cursor.
Click to place the next point.
Continue until the polyline is complete.
To create a polygon ...
1.
2.
Perform steps 1-3 (under Creating A Polyline) to draw the polygon shape.
Place the last point very near the first one. It is not necessary to place it exactly on top. The
polygon is automatically completed.
Note that you may use the Reshape tool to reshape a polyline or a polygon. For more information on
the Reshape tool, refer to the Reshape Tool topic.
Text Tool
The Text tool allows you to place a text object on the page.
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Symbol Tool
The Symbol tool allows you to place a symbol object on the page. When the Symbol tool is selected
from the tool palette and you click on the configuration page, the Select Symbol dialog box will
appear. For more information on the Select Symbol dialog box, refer to the Select Symbol topic.
Note that graphics can be pasted from other software packages onto a configuration page and made into
a symbol. Refer to the Using Graphics from Other Software topic for more information.
Select Symbol
When you select the Symbol tool or the Variable-Sized Graphic Template tool from the tool palette and
click on a configuration page, the Select Symbol dialog box will appear.
The Select Symbol dialog box is used to select an existing symbol to place on a configuration page.
The fields in the Select Symbol dialog box are described below.
Symbol Name: Displays the lists of symbol names. Note that you may scroll through the symbol name
list and preview each symbol if the Show Preview box is selected.
Symbol Origin Offset: Displays the symbol’s origin offset (in pixels).
X: Displays the X origin offset in pixels.
Y: Displays the Y origin offset in pixels.
Preview: Displays the selected symbol in the Preview box if the Show Preview box is selected.
Show Preview: Allows the selected symbol to be shown in the Preview box.
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Bitmap Tool
The Bitmap tool allows you to place a bitmap object (picture) on the page. When this tool is selected
and you click a configuration page, a standard Open Bitmap File dialog box will appear.
Bitmaps are used for backgrounds or other objects it is not easy or convenient to draw. Bitmaps reside
in disk files having a .BMP extension.
Graphics can be pasted from other software packages onto a configuration page. Refer to the Using
Graphics from Other Software topic for more information.
Tip:
Bitmaps use a lot of memory. The larger the bitmap, the more memory is consumed.
Open Bitmap File
When you select the Bitmap tool from the tool palette and click on a configuration page, the Open
Bitmap File dialog box will appear.
The Open Bitmap File dialog box will allow you to select the bitmap you wish to use.
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Indicator Template Tool
The Indicator Template tool allows you to place an Indicator Template on the page. Indicator
Templates are the lights and buttons of a control panel. They indicate and control the status of devices
by turning them on or off. Refer to the Indicator Template topic for more information.
Readout Template Tool
The Readout Template tool allows you to place a Readout Template on the page. Readout Templates
are designed to replace numeric and digital readout devices found on a conventional control panel, and
to supply the functionality often provided by CRT-based devices. Refer to the Readout Template
topic for more information.
Bar Template Tool
The Bar Template tool allows you to place a Bar Template on the page. Bar Templates are the analog
meters and face plates of a control panel. They indicate a value in analog fashion using a bar graph that
shows these values in graphical form:
•
Current value
•
Steeping
•
High and low alarm levels
Refer to the Bar Template topic for more information.
Bar Trend Template Tool
The Bar Trend tool allows you to place a Bar Trend Template on the page. Bar Trend Templates
collect, store, and display data to provide a historical perspective on how:
•
A single data point has changed
•
A data point may behave in the future
Refer to the Bar Trend Template topic for more information.
Table Template Tool
The Table Template tool allows you to place a Table Template on the page. Table Templates display a
table of values and accept numeric entry for all the items in the table. Refer to the Table Template
topic for more information.
Line Trend Template Tool
The Advanced Trending Template box must be selected in the New Configuration dialog box or in the
Configuration Properties dialog box before a Line Trend Template can be created
The Line Trend Template tool allows you to place a Line Trend Template on the page. Line Trend
Templates collect, store, and display data to provide a historical perspective on how:
•
A single data point has changed
•
A data point may behave in the future
Refer to the Line Trend Template topic for more information.
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Display Template Tool
The Display Template tool allows you to place a Display Template on the page. Display Templates are
used like standard LED or LCD message units or displays. Refer to the Display Template topic for
more information.
Variable-Sized Indicator Template Tool
The Variable-Sized Indicator Template tool allows you to place a Variable-Sized Indicator Template
on the page. Variable-Sized Indicator Templates let you use small indicators to create high-density
status displays on your page. Refer to the Variable-Sized Indicator Template topic for more
information.
Variable-Sized Bar Template Tool
The Variable-Sized Bar Template tool allows to place a Variable-Sized Bar Template on the page.
Variable-Sized Bar Templates are the analog meters and face plates of a control panel. They indicate a
value in analog fashion using a bar graph that shows these values in graphical form:
•
Current value
•
Setpoint
•
High and low alarm levels
Refer to the Variable-Sized Bar Template topic for more information.
Variable-Sized Readout Template Tool
The Variable-Sized Readout Template tool allows you to place a Variable-Sized Readout Template on
the page. Variable-Sized Readout Templates are designed to replace numeric and digital readout
devices found on a conventional control panel, and to supply the functionality often provided by CRTbased devices. Refer to the Variable-Sized Readout Template topic for more information.
Variable-Sized Display Template Tool
The Variable-Sized Display Template tool allows you to place a Variable-Sized Display Template on
the page. Variable-Sized Display Templates are designed to replace LED or LCD message units or
display readouts. Refer to the Variable-Sized Display Template topic for more information.
Variable-Sized Graphic Template Tool
The Variable-Sized Graphic tool allows you to place a Variable-Sized Graphic Template on the page.
Variable-Sized Graphic Templates consists of one or more symbols and are used to indicate the status
of a device and to control the device (e.g., by turning it ON or OFF). Refer to the Variable-Sized
Graphic Template topic for more information.
Variable-Sized Control Button Tool
The Variable-Sized Control Button tool allows you to place a Variable-Sized Control Button Template
on the page. Variable Sized Control Button Templates are used to provide momentary control to the
PLC or to issue a local page change command. Refer to the Variable-Sized Control Button Template
topic for more information.
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Chapter 3: Database Treeview Window
Database Treeview Window
In this chapter, you will learn:
•
About the Database Treeview Window
•
How to open a New Configuration
•
How to open a New Configuration Page
•
How to set the Configuration Properties
•
How to set the Page Properties
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Database Treeview Window
The Database Treeview Window appears on the Main Screen.
The Database Treeview Window allows you to create and edit configuration pages and is the main
interface used to access the Configuration Software. This window displays the database in a tree-like
structure similar to the Microsoft Windows File Manager.
To expand and contract the database tree, you may double-click on the icons or click once on the + or symbol next to the icons. Note that if an icon does not have a + or - symbol, there are no additional
levels.
The buttons on the Database Treeview Window are described below.
New: Opens the New Configuration dialog box or the New Configuration Page dialog box
depending on which icon is selected.
If you have the Configurations icon, a PanelMate model icon, or a configuration name icon selected
and click the New button, the New Configuration dialog box will appear.
If you have the Configurations Pages icon selected and click the New button, the New Configuration
Page dialog box will appear.
Open: Opens or expands the currently selected icon in the database tree. For example, if you select a
configuration page name and click the Open button, the configuration page will open. If you select the
Symbol Library icon and click the Open button, the symbol names (if configured) will appear. (You
must select the symbol name and click the Open button to view the Symbol Library dialog box.)
Delete: Allows you to delete a selected configuration or a selected configuration page.
Properties: Opens the Configuration Properties dialog box or the Page Properties dialog box
depending on which icon is selected.
If you have a configuration name selected and press the Properties button, the Configuration
Properties dialog box will appear.
If a configuration page is selected and press the Properties button, the Page Properties dialog box
will appear.
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New Configuration
When the Configurations icon, a PanelMate model icon, or a configuration name icon is selected and
the New button is clicked in the Database Treeview Window, the New Configuration dialog box
appear.
The New Configuration dialog box allows you to create a new configuration.
The fields in the New Configuration dialog box are described below.
Product Type: Allows you to select the product for which the configuration is being created.
Preview: Displays a generalized view of the selected product type.
Configuration
Name: Allows you to enter the name of the configuration.
Description: Allows you to enter a brief description of the configuration.
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Product Features
The following Product Features can also be selected in the Configuration Properties dialog box.
Color Display: Allows you to select a color configuration. If this box is not checked, the
configuration will be grayscale.
High Capacity Unit: Allows you to create a larger number of pages and messages than permitted
in the Standard Capacity environment. Refer to the table below for feature limits.
Product Type
Maximum
Number of
Pages
Maximum
Number of
Messages
PanelMate Power Series 1500
50
2500
All other PanelMate Power Series models
100
5000
PanelMate PC
100
10000
Note that the complexity of the configuration may reduce the number of pages and messages in the
PanelMate unit.
Advanced Trending Template: Allows you to configure Advanced Trending Templates which
display a history of a reference’s value over a period of time. Advanced trending features 6 pens
that can be triggered by time or event.
For information on configuring an Advanced Trending Template, refer to the Line Trend
Template topic.
Allen-Bradley DH-485: Allows you to communicate to the Allen-Bradley Data Highway.
Modicon Modbus: Allows you to communicate to Modicon PLCs via the Modicon Modbus or
Modicon Modbus Plus.
Dynamic Graphics: Allows symbols to change colors and shapes dynamically on PanelMate
Power Series 1500 models.
256 Greyscale/Color (Model 1555/1575): Enhances the PanelMate Power Series 1500.
If you have a PanelMate Power Series 1500 (Model 1555) and you select the 256 Greyscale/Color
feature, you will have 16 shades of gray (instead of the standard 8 shades), PowerAnimation, and
PowerBlink.
If you have a PanelMate Power Series 1500 (Model 1575) and you select the 256 Greyscale/Color
feature, you will have a 256 color palette (instead of the standard 16 colors), PowerAnimation, and
PowerBlink.
PowerAnimation allows you to create animation by defining a series of graphic objects which
blink in sequence and PowerBlink allows you to create graphic objects which blink at different
rates.
Auto Centering
Device Names: Allows you to automatically center all Device Names within templates which have
Device Names on all pages of this configuration.
Indicator Labels: Allows you to automatically center all Indicator Labels within the Indicator
Template label area on all pages of this configuration.
Control Button Labels: Allows you to automatically center all Control Button Labels for all
templates which have control buttons defined on all pages of this configuration.
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New Configuration Page
When the Configurations Pages icon is selected and the New button is clicked in the Database
Treeview Window, the New Configuration Page dialog box will appear.
The New Configuration Page dialog box is used to determine features for individual configuration
pages and to determine features for the Maintenance Template. For more information about the
Maintenance Template, refer to the Maintenance Template topic. For more information about the
Maintenance Template topic, refer to the Maintenance Template topic in the Online Operation
User’s Guide.
The fields in the New Configuration Page dialog box are described below.
Page
Number: Allows you to enter the page number for the new configuration page.
Title: Allows you to enter a title for the new configuration page.
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Protection: Allows you to control access to a page by selecting a type of protection for the new
configuration page. The selections are listed below:
•
None
•
Keyswitch Only
•
Keyswitch and Password A
•
Keyswitch and Password B
•
Keyswitch and Password A or B
•
Password A Only
•
Password B Only
•
Password A or B
Tip:
If a page is password protected, but is selected as the startup page in the Startup Page
field in the System Parameters - General Tab dialog box, password protection will be
ignored on initial bootup.
The page will not be displayed unless the operator provides the correct password or unlocks the
security keyswitch wired to the PanelMate unit.
Password A and Password B are defined in the System Parameters - Password Tab dialog box.
The security keyswitch is an option which may be ordered as a spare part from the Cutler-Hammer
Customer Service Department. Note that a security keyswitch cannot be connected to the
PanelMate Power Series 1500 and are not available for PanelMate PC.
Maintenance Templates
Maintenance Templates are designed to replace TCAM (timer/counter access module) and RAP
(register access panel) devices that are typically used during the setup and troubleshooting of PLCs.
Allow On Page: Allows you to determine if the Maintenance Template will display on the current
page.
Enable Writes: Allows you to determine if the operator can change the data or just monitor it. If
this box is checked, the data is read/write, otherwise the data is read-only.
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Protection: Allows you to select a type of protection for displaying Maintenance Templates on the
current page. The selections are listed below:
•
None
•
Keyswitch Only
•
Keyswitch and Password A
•
Keyswitch and Password B
•
Keyswitch and Password A or B
•
Password A Only
•
Password B Only
•
Password A or B
The Maintenance Template will not be displayed unless the operator provides the correct password
or unlocks the security keyswitch wired to the PanelMate unit.
Password A and Password B are defined in the System Parameters - Password Tab dialog box.
The security keyswitch is an option which may be ordered as a spare part from the Cutler-Hammer
Customer Service Department. Note that a security keyswitch cannot be connected to the
PanelMate Power Series 1500 and are not available for PanelMate PC.
For additional information about Maintenance Templates, see the Maintenance Template topic.
For more information about the Maintenance Template topic, refer to the Maintenance
Template topic in the Online Operation User’s Guide.
Flexible Page Layout
The Flexible Page Layout feature is intended for use on touchscreen units only.
If a flexible item appears on top of a template or graphic on your configuration page, the underlying
template or graphic will be deleted when the configuration is exported.
Page Status Banner: Allows you to determine if the Page Status Banner will appear on the screen
of your touchscreen unit. Note that if you do not want the Page Status Banner to appear, you must
select the Flexible Page Layout field in the System Parameters - General Tab dialog box and deselect the Page Status Banner box.
Default Buttons: Allows you to determine if the default buttons will appear on the screen of your
touchscreen unit. Note that if you do not want the Default Buttons to appear, you must select the
Flexible Page Layout field in the System Parameters - General Tab dialog box and de-select the
Default Buttons box.
Alarm Table: Allows you to determine if alarms will appear on the screen of your touchscreen
unit. Note that if you do not want alarms to appear, you must select the Flexible Page Layout field
in the System Parameters - General Tab dialog box and de-select the Alarms Table box.
Cancel Key: Allows you to determine if the CANCEL key will appear on the screen of your
touchscreen unit. Note that if you do not want the CANCEL key to appear, you must select the
Flexible Page Layout field in the System Parameters - General Tab dialog box and de-select the
Cancel Key box.
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Configuration Properties
When a configuration name is selected in the Database Treeview Window and the Properties button is
clicked, the Configuration Properties dialog box will appear.
The Configuration Properties dialog box displays configuration, product features, and auto-centering
information.
The fields in the Configuration Properties dialog box are described below.
Product Type: Displays the product type.
Version: Displays the configuration software version number.
Configuration
Name: Displays the name assigned when the configuration was created in the New Configuration
dialog box. You may change this name to save the configuration under a new name.
Last Modified Time: Displays the time of the last modification to the configuration.
Last Modified Date: Displays the date of the last modification to the configuration.
Description: Displays the description entered when the configuration was created in the New
Configuration dialog box. You can edit the description as required.
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Product Features
The following Product Features can also be selected in the New Configuration dialog box.
Color Display: Allows you to select a color configuration. If this box is not checked, the
configuration will be grayscale.
High Capacity Unit: Allows you to create a larger number of pages and messages than permitted
in the Standard Capacity environment. Refer to the table below for feature limits.
Product Type
Maximum
Number of
Pages
Maximum
Number of
Messages
PanelMate Power Series 1500
50
2500
All other PanelMate Power Series models
100
5000
PanelMate PC
100
10000
Note that the complexity of the configuration may reduce the number of pages and messages in the
PanelMate unit.
Advanced Trending Template: Allows you to configure Advanced Trending Templates which
display a history of a reference’s value over a period of time. Advanced trending features 6 pens
that can be triggered by time or event.
For information on configuring an Advanced Trending Template, refer to the Line Trend
Template topic.
Allen-Bradley DH-485: Allows you to communicate to the Allen-Bradley Data Highway.
Modicon Modbus: Allows you to communicate to Modicon PLCs via the Modicon Modbus or the
Modicon Modbus Plus.
Dynamic Graphics: Allows symbols to change colors and shapes dynamically on PanelMate
Power Series 1500 models.
256 Greyscale/Color (Model 1555/1575): Enhances the PanelMate Power Series 1500.
If you have a PanelMate Power Series 1500 (Model 1555) and you select the 256 Greyscale/Color
feature, you will have 16 shades of gray (instead of the standard 8 shades), PowerAnimation, and
PowerBlink.
If you have a PanelMate Power Series 1500 (Model 1575) and you select the 256 Greyscale/Color
feature, you will have a 256 color palette (instead of the standard 16 colors), PowerAnimation, and
PowerBlink.
PowerAnimation allows you to create animation by defining a series of graphic objects which
blink in sequence and PowerBlink allows you to create graphic objects which blink at different
rates.
Auto Centering
Device Names: Allows you to automatically center all Device Names within templates which have
Device Names on all pages of this configuration.
Indicator Labels: Allows you to automatically center all Indicator Labels within the Indicator
Template label area on all pages of this configuration.
Control Button Labels: Allows you to automatically center all Control Button Labels for all
templates which have control buttons defined on all pages of this configuration.
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Page Properties
When a configuration page is selected in the Database Treeview Window and the Properties button is
clicked, the Page Properties dialog box will appear.
The Page Properties dialog box is used to determine features for individual configuration pages and to
determine features for the Maintenance Template. For more information about the Maintenance
Template, refer to the Maintenance Template topic. For more information about the Maintenance
Template topic, refer to the Maintenance Template topic in the Online Operation User’s Guide.
The fields in the Page Properties dialog box are described below.
Page
Number: Allows you to enter a page number for the configuration page.
Title: Allows you to enter a title for the page.
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Protection: Allows you to control access to individual pages. If the operator does not enter the
correct password or if operator cannot unlock the security keyswitch wired to the PanelMate unit,
the page will not be displayed. The selections available are listed below:
•
None
•
Keyswitch Only
•
Keyswitch and Password A
•
Keyswitch and Password B
•
Keyswitch and Password A or B
•
Password A Only
•
Password B Only
•
Password A or B Only
Tip:
If a page is password protected, but is selected as the startup page in the Startup Page
field in the System Parameters - General Tab dialog box, password protection will be
ignored on initial bootup.
The page will not be displayed unless the operator provides the correct password or unlocks the
security keyswitch wired to the PanelMate unit.
Password A and Password B are defined in the System Parameters - Password Tab dialog box.
The security keyswitch is an option which may be ordered as a spare part from the Cutler-Hammer
Customer Service Department. Note that a security keyswitch cannot be connected to the
PanelMate Power Series 1500 and are not available for PanelMate PC.
Maintenance Templates
Maintenance Templates are designed to replace TCAM (timer/counter access module) and RAP
(register access panel) devices that are typically used during the setup and troubleshooting of PLCs.
Allow On Page: Determines if the operator can display the pop-up Maintenance Template over
the current page.
Enable Writes: Determines if the operator can change the data or just monitor data in the
Maintenance Template. If the Enable Writes box is selected, the data is read/write. If the Enable
Writes box is not selected, the data is read-only.
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Protection: Allows you to select a type of protection for displaying Maintenance Templates on the
current page. The selections are listed below:
•
None
•
Keyswitch Only
•
Keyswitch and Password A
•
Keyswitch and Password B
•
Keyswitch and Password A or B
•
Password A Only
•
Password B Only
•
Password A or B
The Maintenance Template will not be displayed unless the operator provides the correct password
or unlocks the security keyswitch wired to the PanelMate unit.
Password A and Password B are defined in the System Parameters - Password Tab dialog box.
The security keyswitch is an option which may be ordered as a spare part from the Cutler-Hammer
Customer Service Department. Note that a security keyswitch cannot be connected to the
PanelMate Power Series 1500 and are not available for PanelMate PC.
For additional information about Maintenance Templates, see the Maintenance Template topic.
For more information about the Maintenance Template topic, refer to the Maintenance
Template topic in the Online Operation User’s Guide.
Flexible Page Layout
The Flexible Page Layout feature is intended for use on touchscreen units only.
If a flexible item appears on top of a template or graphic on your configuration page, the underlying
template or graphic will be deleted when the configuration is exported.
Page Status Banner: Allows you to determine if the Page Status Banner will appear on the screen
of your touchscreen unit. Note that if you do not want the Page Status Banner to appear, you must
select the Flexible Page Layout field in the System Parameters - General Tab dialog box and deselect the Page Status Banner box.
Default Buttons: Allows you to determine if the default buttons will appear on the screen of your
touchscreen unit. Note that if you do not want the Default Buttons to appear, you must select the
Flexible Page Layout field in the System Parameters - General Tab dialog box and de-select the
Default Buttons box.
Alarm Table: Allows you to determine if alarms will appear on the screen of your touchscreen
unit. Note that if you do not want alarms to appear, you must select the Flexible Page Layout field
in the System Parameters - General Tab dialog box and de-select the Alarms Table box.
Cancel Key: Allows you to determine if the CANCEL key will appear on the screen of your
touchscreen unit. Note that if you do not want the CANCEL key to appear, you must select the
Flexible Page Layout field in the System Parameters - General Tab dialog box and de-select the
Cancel Key box.
Chapter 4: Font Editor
Font Editor
In this chapter, you will learn:
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About the Font Editor
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About character sets
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Font Editor
When you double click on the Normal, Graphic, Double High, or Quad selection under Screen Fonts in
the Database Treeview Window, the Font Editor dialog box will appear.
The Font Editor dialog box allows you to edit existing characters or create new characters while still
viewing the page layout.
The three buttons at the top of the Font Editor dialog box are described below.
This button will set all pixels to white in the 8x16 pixel box.
This button will set all pixels to black in the 8x16 pixel box.
This button will invert all pixels to the opposite color (i.e., black pixels to white pixels and white
pixels to black pixels) in the 8x16 pixel box.
The 8x16 pixel box gives you the ability to create custom characters by redefining or creating a new
character in the 8 x 16 pixel bitmap box for each character. The character set may be selected in the
Normal Font to Use field and the font may be selected in the Selected Font field.
The fields in the Font Editor dialog box are described below.
Normal Font to Use: Allows you to select a character set. The character sets are listed below.
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English
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Danish1
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French1
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French2
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German1
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Spanish1
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Swedish1
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Selected Font: Allows you to select the font to edit. The selections available are Normal, Graphics,
Double High, and Quad. To view the Normal characters, refer to the English Font topic. To view
Graphic characters, refer to the Graphics Font topic.
Note that the Double High and Quad fonts are only available if you selected the Redefine Quad Font or
Redefine Double High Font fields in the System Parameters - General Tab dialog box.
The table below lists the fonts and the number of characters that can be edited.
Number of
Standard Font Characters
Number of
Extended Font Characters
Normal
10
ASCII characters 22-31
138
ASCII characters 22-31 and 128-255
Graphic
26
ASCII characters 101-126
154
ASCII characters 101-126 and 128-255
Double High
126
ASCII characters 1-126
254
ASCII characters 1-126 and 128-255
Quad
126
ASCII characters 1-126
254
ASCII characters 1-126 and 128-255
Fonts
If you have strings using extended font characters and you disable the Enable Extended Fonts field in
the System Parameters - General Tab dialog box, the strings will be truncated after and including the
first character from the extended area (characters 128-255) of the font when the configuration is
exported.
To access the extended fonts, the Enable Extended Fonts field must be selected in the System
Parameters - General Tab dialog box.
Note that when redefining a character or editing a character that already exists in a font, the font will be
changed on all pages where it is used.
Selected Character
ASCII Char: Displays the ASCII character number for the character selected in the character
selection window.
Recall Key: Displays the recall key or combination of keys you must enter to get the character to
display.
Character Selection Window: Displays characters from the character set you selected in the Selected
Font field. When a character has been selected, the character will be displayed in the 8x16 pixel box.
You may use the scroll bar to scroll through the character set.
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English Font
To enter the following characters, press the recall key(s). Refer to the examples below.
Examples:
To enter the character /, press the recall keys ~Q.
To enter the character C, press the recall key C.
To enter the character ®, press the recall keys ALT+0174.
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Danish1 Font
To enter the following characters, press the recall key(s). Refer to the examples below.
Examples:
To enter the character Æ, press the recall keys ~W.
To enter the character C, press the recall key C.
To enter the character ®, press the recall keys ALT+0174.
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French1 Font
To enter the following characters, press the recall key(s). Refer to the examples below.
Examples:
To enter the character É, press the recall keys ~].
To enter the character C, press the recall key C.
To enter the character ®, press the recall keys ALT+0174.
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French2 Font
To enter the following characters, press the recall key(s). Refer to the examples below.
Examples:
To enter the character î, press the recall keys ~].
To enter the character C, press the recall key C.
To enter the character ®, press the recall keys ALT+0174.
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German1 Font
To enter the following characters, press the recall key(s). Refer to the examples below.
Examples:
To enter the character ü, press the recall keys ~[.
To enter the character C, press the recall key C.
To enter the character ®, press the recall keys ALT+0174.
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Spanish1 Font
To enter the following characters, press the recall key(s). Refer to the examples below.
Examples:
To enter the character Ñ, press the recall keys ~Y.
To enter the character C, press the recall key C.
To enter the character ®, press the recall keys ALT+0174.
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Swedish1 Font
To enter the following characters, press the recall key(s). Refer to the examples below.
Examples:
To enter the character ö, press the recall keys ~X.
To enter the character C, press the recall key C.
To enter the character ®, press the recall keys ALT+0174.
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Graphic Font
To enter the following characters, press the recall key(s). Refer to the examples below.
Examples:
To enter the character
, press the recall keys ~Q.
To enter the character
, press the recall key N.
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Chapter 5: Symbol Library
Symbol Library
In this chapter, you will learn:
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About the Symbol Library
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About the Symbol Properties
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About the Symbol Origin
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Symbol Library
For information on creating symbols, refer to the Make Symbol topic.
When symbols have been created in the configuration and you click on a symbol name under the
Symbol Library selection in the Database Treeview Window, the Symbol Library dialog box will
appear.
The Symbol Library dialog box allows you to view all symbol names that have been created for your
configuration.
The fields in the Symbol Library dialog box are described below.
Symbol Name: Displays the name of the symbol you selected. Note that you may scroll through the
symbol name list and preview each symbol if the Show Preview box is selected.
Symbol Origin Offset: Displays the symbol’s origin offset (in pixels). The default Symbol Origin
Offset for X and Y is 0 and 0 (no offset).
X: Displays the X origin offset in pixels.
Y: Displays the Y origin offset in pixels.
Preview: Displays the selected symbol in the Preview box if the Show Preview box is selected.
Show Preview: Allows the selected symbol to be shown in the Preview box.
If the Symbol Library Preview Window is not displaying the selected symbol, simply open any
configuration page and the functionality will be restored.
You may double click on a symbol on a configuration page to view the Symbol Properties dialog box.
Refer to the Symbol Properties topic for more information.
The objects that make up a symbol cannot be edited. If you wish to change an object within a symbol,
you must select the symbol on the configuration page and choose the Break Symbol selection under the
Object Menu to break the symbol into the original separate objects. The objects may be edited and then
you may choose the Make Symbol selection from the Object Menu again.
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Symbol Properties
When you double click on a symbol on a configuration page, the Symbol Properties dialog box will
appear.
The Symbol Properties dialog box allows you to change the pixel location and the X-Y offset of the
symbol and preview the selected symbol.
The fields in the Symbol Properties dialog box are described below.
Symbol Name: Displays the name of the symbol you selected. Note that you may scroll through the
symbol name list and preview each symbol if the Show Preview box is selected.
Symbol Origin Offset: Displays the symbol’s origin offset (in pixels). The default Symbol Origin
Offset for X and Y is 0 and 0 (no offset). The blinking crosshair in the bounding box represents the
origin location. All of the objects that make up a symbol are drawn using an offset from the origin.
X: Displays the X origin offset in pixels.
Y: Displays the Y origin offset in pixels.
Preview: Displays the selected symbol in the Preview box if the Show Preview box is selected.
Show Preview: Allows the selected symbol to be shown in the Preview box.
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Pixel Location: Allows you to change the pixel location for the selected symbol.
X: Allows you to move the symbol to the left or right on the configuration page. The value entered
in the X field determines the distance in pixels from the left edge of the page.
Y: Allows you to move the symbol up and down on the configuration page. The value entered in
the Y field determines the distance in pixels from the top of the page.
Refresh Affected Graphics Online: Allows all other templates, variable-sized templates, and graphics
that lie within the area of the symbol to be refreshed to properly reflect the layering of objects on the
page whenever the symbol is updated.
Enable Conditional Visibility: Allows you to determine if the symbol will appear on a page based on
the value of the Visibility Expression. If the Enable Conditional Visibility box is not checked, the
symbol will always appear on the page.
Note that a symbol that is invisible because the Visibility Expression evaluates to false, will still impose
the same memory and polling response impact as when the symbol is visible. Therefore, the visibility
feature should not be used to circumvent page number or capacity limitations.
It is also important to note that if you attempt to layer more than two symbols and use the Enable
Conditional Visibility feature to display different states of a symbol on a PanelMate Power Series 1500
unit, the PanelMate unit’s performance may be sluggish. If this occurs, the Dynamic Graphics option
should be installed and Variable-Sized Graphic objects should be used to display the different symbol
states.
Visibility Expression: Allows you to enter a conditional expression if the Enable Conditional
Visibility box is checked. If the Visibility Expression evaluates to false (equal to zero), the symbol
will be erased and all template updating will be deactivated when in Run Mode. If the Visibility
Expression evaluates to true (not equal to zero), the symbol will appear and all template updating
will be activated when in Run Mode.
<Origin>: Opens the Symbol Origin dialog box. This button allows you to change the selected
symbol’s Origin Offset.
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Symbol Origin
When you press the Origin button on the Symbol Properties dialog box, the Symbol Origin dialog
box will appear.
The Symbol Origin dialog box allows you to change the offset of the selected symbol’s origin.
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Changing the origin affects ALL occurrences of this symbol in this
configuration!
The fields in the Symbol Origin dialog box are described below.
Symbol Origin Offset: Allows you to change the offset of the symbol’s origin. Note that if you modify
the offset, you will be modifying the offset of the actual symbol in the Symbol Library that may be used
on several pages throughout the configuration. If you increase the X and Y offsets, the objects in the
symbol will move left and down respectively. If you decrease the X and Y offsets, the objects in the
symbol will move right and up respectively. The blinking crosshair will remain at a constant position
that is the origin location.
The values in the X and Y offsets are added to the original offset of each object from the upper-left
corner of the bounding box. If an object in the symbol was originally 20 pixels in X from the blinking
crosshair and you modified the X origin offset to be 10, the object would be drawn 30 pixels (20 + 10 =
30) from the blinking crosshair. Likewise, if you modified the X origin offset to be -10, the object
would be drawn 10 pixels (20 + (-10) = 10) from the blinking crosshair.
X: Allows you to offset the symbol to the left or right.
Y: Allows you to offset the symbol up or down.
For more information on the Symbol Origin Offset, refer to the Symbol Origin Offset Example.
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Symbol Origin Offset Example
A circle has been created with a height of 100 pixels and a width of 100 pixels and made into a symbol.
The blinking crosshair that represents the origin appears in the upper-left corner. The X and Y origin
offset is 0 and 0. Refer to the figure below.
To offset the symbol so the origin appears in the center of the circle, change the X and Y origin offset
to -50 and -50. Refer to the figure below.
Now when symbol is used, the location you click on the configuration page will be at the center of the
circle instead of the upper-left corner.
Chapter 6: System Parameters
System Parameters
In this chapter, you will learn:
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About the System Parameters - General Tab dialog box
•
About the System Parameters - Password Tab dialog box
•
About the System Parameters - Communications Tab dialog box
•
About the System Parameters - Remote Tab dialog box
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System Parameters
When you double click on the System Parameters selection in the Database Treeview Window, the
System Parameters dialog box will appear.
System Parameters are a set of four tabbed dialog boxes used to edit system parameters. The System
Parameters are used by the PanelMate unit while it is in Run Mode. The dialog boxes are listed below.
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System Parameters - General Tab
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System Parameters - Password Tab
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System Parameters - Communications Tab
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System Parameters - Remote Tab
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System Parameters – General Tab
The System Parameters - General Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the System Parameters - General Tab dialog box are described below.
Audio Output
Operator Input: Sets the volume of the audio tones used as feedback for operator inputs.
Alarms: Sets the volume of alarm annunciation.
Inactivity Periods
Screen Blanking: Determines the time the PanelMate unit waits, without operator input, before
blanking the screen. This function helps prolong the life of the monitor.
To prevent “screen burn”, the PanelMate unit waits the indicated number of minutes. If there is no
operator input during this time, the PanelMate unit displays a screensaver that shows PanelMate
units randomly appearing.
Any operator input resets the Screen Blanking timer and recalls the previously displayed page. The
page is also recalled automatically if any template or variable-sized template goes into alarm or if
an automatic page change occurs.
Tip:
If you are creating a PanelMate PC configuration, it is recommended that you use the
Screen Blanking feature instead of the Windows screen saver.
Automatic Cancel: Determines the time the PanelMate unit waits, without operator input, before
de-selecting a template. This function helps prevent accidental usage of the control buttons if you
leave a template or variable-sized template selected after use.
Any operator input resets the Automatic Cancel timer.
Note that the Automatic Cancel time-out also resets the Screen Blanking timer.
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Fonts
Redefine Quad Font: Allows you to re-define the Quad Font. When the Redefine Quad Font box
is selected, custom characters can be created in the Font Editor. Refer to the Font Editor topic for
more information.
Redefine Double-High Font: Allows you to re-define the Double-High font. When the Redefine
Double-High Font box is selected, custom characters can be created in the Font Editor. Refer to
the Font Editor topic for more information.
Enable Extended Fonts: Allows you to extend the character set from 128 characters to 256
characters. The extended characters can be customized. Refer to table in the Selected Font section
in the Font Editor topic for more information.
Page
Startup Page Number: Allows you to enter the page number of the page to be displayed first
when the PanelMate unit enters the Run Mode.
Control Bit Reset Delay: Sets the delay between the bit-set and bit-clear commands sent to a PLC
from the control buttons. Since control buttons can be pressed (causing bit-set) and released
(causing bit-clear) very quickly, some PLC programs need time to sense the bit-set command
before receiving a bit-clear command.
Page Status Line Display: Determines how the Page Status Line is displayed during Run Mode.
The Page Status Line will display only the pages in alarm in a first-in-first-out (FIFO) format.
Tip:
If you are creating a V2.1X configuration for a PanelMate unit with 10 pages (numbered
0-9), the Standard selection can be selected if you wish to display all page numbers. The
intensity or color of each number will indicate the status of that page.
Enable Host Display Window: Allows you to enable an extra page that can receive and display
data from a host computer. The Host Display Window uses the entire 3x5 template display area.
Data is sent from the host computer via the Generic Protocol.
Refer to the Generic Protocol Driver Manual for more information about the Host Display
Window.
Note that if you are creating a PanelMate PC configuration, do not enable the Host Display
Window.
Allow Immediate Page Change: Determines if a PLC can change the displayed page (through the
Page Change Register field) while the PanelMate unit has a template or variable-sized template
selected.
If the Allow Immediate Page Change field is selected, the page change can occur even if the
operator is in the process of entering information.
If the operator is pressing a control button at the time a page change from the PLC occurs, the
CANCEL key will need to be pressed to initiate the page change.
If the Allow Immediate Page Change field is not selected, the page change will not occur until all
templates and variable-sized templates are de-selected (such as when the CANCEL key has been
pressed).
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Direct Select (Touchscreen Only): Allows one-touch selection on touchscreen units for variable-sized
templates. For example, instead of having to step through multiple objects to get to a variable-sized
template, you can touch the object to immediately select it.
The Direct Select feature also enables one-touch operation for the Variable-Sized Control Buttons. For
more information about Variable-Sized Control Buttons, refer to the Variable-Sized Control Button
Template topic.
Note that The Direct Select (Touchscreen Only) feature is intended for use on PanelMate touchscreen
units and PanelMate PC units only.
Flexible Page Layout: Allows you to use the entire 640 x 464 pixel page for templates and
PowerGraphics. When the Flexible Page Layout box is selected, you can determine which flexible
items will not appear on the page by de-selecting the Page Status Banner box, Alarm Table box, Cancel
Key box, or Default Buttons box in the New Configuration Page dialog box or the Page Properties
dialog box. Refer to the New Configuration Page or Page Properties topic for more information.
Note that if a flexible item appears on top of a template or graphic on your configuration page, the
underlying template or graphic will be deleted when the configuration is exported.
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System Parameters – Password Tab
The System Parameters - Password Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the System Parameters - Password Tab dialog box are described below.
Passwords
Password A: Allows you to enter a numeric password between 0 and 65535. Passwords can be
used to limit operator access to pages, offline mode, date/time change, and numeric entry from
templates.
The default Password A sent with the demonstration screens is 1.
Note that passwords above 65535 or passwords with leading zeroes are not supported in Run
Mode.
Overwrite Password A: Determines whether Password A already set in the PanelMate online unit
will be overwritten when a new configuration is downloaded. You may want the operator to learn a
pair of passwords that will not change with every new configuration.
If the Overwrite Password A box is not selected, new passwords will be ignored when a new
configuration is downloaded.
If the Overwrite Password A box is selected, the passwords saved in the new configuration become
active when the configuration is downloaded.
Allow Password A Change: Determines whether Password A can be changed during Run Mode.
If the Allow Password A Change box is not selected, the password cannot be changed. Note that
the Change Password A template will not appear on the Setup Page in Run Mode.
If the Allow Password A Change box is selected, the password can be changed by an operator
having the password. To change the password in Run Mode, select the Change Password A
Template on the Setup Page.
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Password B: Allows you to enter a numeric password between 0 and 65535. Passwords can be
used to limit operator access to pages, offline mode, date/time change, and numeric entry from
templates.
The default Password B sent with the demonstration screens is 2.
Note that passwords above 65535 or passwords with leading zeroes are not supported in Run
Mode.
Overwrite Password B: Determines whether password B already set in the PanelMate online unit
will be overwritten when a new configuration is downloaded. You may want the operator to learn a
pair of passwords that will not change with every new configuration.
If the Overwrite Password B box is not selected, new passwords will be ignored when a new
configuration is downloaded.
If the Overwrite Password B box is selected, the passwords saved in the new configuration become
active when the configuration is downloaded.
Allow Password B Change: Determines whether Password B can be changed during Run Mode.
If the Allow Password B Change box is not selected, the password cannot be changed. Note that
the Change Password B Template will not appear on the Setup Page in Run Mode.
If the Allows Password B Change box is selected, the password can be changed by an operator
having the password. To change the password in Run Mode, select the Change Password B
Template on the Setup Page.
Password Protection
Entry into Offline Mode: Allows you to select a type of protection for entering into the Offline
Mode. The selections are listed below:
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None
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Keyswitch Only
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Keyswitch and Password A
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Keyswitch and Password B
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Keyswitch and Password A or B
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Password A Only
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Password B Only
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Password A or B
The page will not be displayed unless the operator provides the correct password or unlocks the
security keyswitch wired to the PanelMate unit.
Password A and Password B are defined in the Password A and Password B fields.
The security keyswitch is an option that may be ordered as a spare part from the Cutler-Hammer
Customer Service Department. Note that a security keyswitch cannot be connected to the
PanelMate Power Series 1500 and are not available for PanelMate PC.
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Set Date/Time: Allows you to select a type of protection for setting the date and time. The
selections are listed below:
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None
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Keyswitch Only
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Keyswitch and Password A
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Keyswitch and Password B
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Keyswitch and Password A or B
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Password A Only
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Password B Only
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Password A or B
The page will not be displayed unless the operator provides the correct password or unlocks the
security keyswitch wired to the PanelMate unit.
Password A and Password B are defined in the Password A and Password B fields.
The security keyswitch is an option that may be ordered as a spare part from the Cutler-Hammer
Customer Service Department. Note that a security keyswitch cannot be connected to the
PanelMate Power Series 1500 and are not available for PanelMate PC.
Page Password Timeout: Allows the password to be valid for a defined number of minutes before
timing out. Note that a value of 0 (zero) indicates that there is no timeout period.
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System Parameters – Communications Tab
The System Parameters - Communications Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the System Parameters - Communications Tab dialog box are described below.
Scan Delay In Seconds
Scan delay is the amount of time the PanelMate unit will wait upon receiving data from the PLC before
the it requests another update from the PLC.
Note that a value of 0 (zero) causes the PanelMate unit to continually scan. The maximum value is
99.99 seconds. For best performance, set the delay to the longest interval your application will permit.
A minimum of 1.0 seconds is recommended.
Screen: Sets the scan delay for page updates while in Run Mode. A value of 0 causes the
PanelMate unit to update a page as fast as possible. The maximum value is 99.99 seconds.
Alarm: Sets the scan delay for updates of all alarms while in Run Mode. A value of 0 causes the
PanelMate unit to update background alarms as fast as possible. The maximum value is 99.99
seconds.
All PLC references in the System Parameters dialog box will be polled as part of the Alarm Scan.
Message: Sets the scan delay for updates from all register references (defined in messages) while
in Run Mode. A value of 0 causes the PanelMate unit to update the register values as fast as
possible. The maximum value is 99.99 seconds.
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Trend: Sets the scan delay for updates from the PLC of all register references for Bar Trend
Templates and Line Trend Templates while in Run Mode. A value of 0 causes the PanelMate unit
to update the register values as fast as possible. The maximum value is 99.99 seconds.
Note that the interval evaluated in the Interval Expression field in the Bar Trend Template - Bar
Trend Attributes Tab dialog box or the Line Trend Template - Line Trend Attributes Tab
dialog box should be as long, if not longer, then the Trend Scan Delay.
For information about calculating the trend value sample rate, refer to Interval Expression field in
the Bar Trend Template - Bar Trend Attributes Tab dialog box or the Line Trend Template Line Trend Attributes Tab dialog box.
Retry Delay: Determines if there will be a delay between communication attempts when there is lost
communications. When the Retry Delay box is selected, the PanelMate unit will increase the time
interval of attempts to re-establish communications as the length of time that the PanelMate unit and
the PLC are not communicating increases. If this feature is enable, it will prevent several PLCs on a
network from becoming busy unnecessarily if communications have not taken place over a long period
of time. When the Retry Delay box is not selected, the PanelMate unit will immediately and
continuously attempt to re-establish communications. If this feature is not enabled, it will prevent any
delays that may occur after successfully sending data to the PLC.
Bit Zero After Comm Fault: Provides the capability to reset (i.e., write zeroes to) all PLC bits
configured in the PLC Bit Reference fields for each control button. Note that any bit writes in VariableSized Control Buttons configured as Normally Closed, Momentary will have a 1 written to PLC bits
instead of a 0 when a reset operation occurs. The PLC bits will reset when a PLC communication error
has been cleared (i.e., communication with the PLC has been re-established) and the Enable Fault
Relay control button is pressed.
The Bit Zero After Comm Fault field also controls whether the PLC control bits are reset on power-up
of the PanelMate unit. If the Bit Zero After Comm Fault box is selected, the automatic reset of all PLC
bits will be enabled at both power-up and after a communications fault reset. If the Bit Zero After
Comm Fault box is not selected, the automatic reset of PLC bits will be disabled at both power-up and
after a communications fault reset.
Note:
If the Bit Zero After Comm Fault box is selected, the Fault Relay De-energize On Alarm box
must be de-selected.
If the fault relay is enabled via the Remote Enable Fault Relay Bit (from the PLC) field, the Bit Zero
After Comm Fault field is disabled. The Bit Zeros After Com Fault field is only applicable when the
Enable Fault Relay control button is pressed.
Refer to Appendix B, Momemtary Pushbutton Operation, in the PanelMate Power Series Online
Operation User’s Guide for more information on momentary pushbutton precautions.
Fault Relay De-energize On Alarm: Allows you to control what happens to the PanelMate unit’s fault
relay when a alarm occurs. If the Fault Relay De-energize on Alarm box is selected, the fault relay will
be de-energized when a communication error or system error occurs, when power is lost, when an
alarm condition is detected, or when the PanelMate unit is put into offline mode. If the Fault Relay Deenergize on Alarm box is not selected, the fault relay will only de-energize when a communication
error or system error occurs, when power is lost, or when the PanelMate unit is put into offline mode.
If the Fault Relay De-energize On Alarm box is selected, the Bit Zero After Com Fault box must be
disabled.
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System Parameters – Remote Tab
The System Parameters - Remote Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the System Parameters - Remote Tab dialog box are described below.
Note:
Bit references are used in the System Parameters – Remote Tab dialog box fields. If you have
an associated .csv file for tags and have tags assigned for these references, you can access
your tag names and references by using the button. You can also access them by entering a
left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after entering the PLC device name. For more
information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
Remote Alarm Acknowledge Bit
Only bit references are allowed in these boxes. Expressions may not be entered. If these boxes are left
blank, the features will be disabled.
To PLC: Allows you to set a bit in the PLC when the Acknowledge All Alarms control button is
pressed during Run Mode.
From PLC: Allows you to scan a bit in the PLC and acknowledge all current alarms when the bit
is set.
Remote Silence Alarm Horn Bit
Only bit references are allowed in these boxes. Expressions may not be entered. If these boxes are left
blank, the features will be disabled.
To PLC: Allows you to set a bit in the PLC when the Silence Alarm Horn button is pressed
during Run Mode.
From PLC: Allows you to scan a bit in the PLC and silence the alarm horn when the bit is set.
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Remote Enable Fault Relay Bit
Only bit references are allowed in these boxes. Expressions may not be entered. If these boxes are left
blank, the features will be disabled.
To PLC: Allows you to set a bit in the PLC when the Enable Fault Relay control button is
pressed during Run Mode.
From PLC: Allows you to scan a bit in the PLC and enable the fault relay when the bit is set.
Page Change Register
For information on changing pages by pressing a control button, refer to the Page Change with Delay
Example topic.
Only register references are allowed in these boxes. Expressions may not be entered. If these boxes are
left blank, the features will be disabled.
To PLC: Allows you to write the page number of the currently displayed page to a register in the
PLC during Run Mode. Note that there are two unique page numbers. The Alarm Page number is
10000 and the Setup Page number is 10001. All other pages will use the page number defined in
the New Configuration Page dialog box or the Page Properties dialog box.
From PLC: Allows you to scan a register in a PLC and change to the page number matching the
register value. When a new valid page number is detected in the Page Change Register, the title bar
will blink. The page does not change immediately if the operator has selected a control template,
but waits until the control template is de-selected. This requirement can be changed if the Allow
Immediate Page Change box is selected in the Systems Parameters - General Tab dialog box.
If the Page Change Register receives a valid page number that is the same as the number in the
register, it will not change pages.
If the Page Change Register receives an invalid number, it will remain on the current page.
If the operator is pressing a control button at the time a page change from the PLC occurs, the
CANCEL key will need to be pressed to initiate the page change.
Note that the Page Change Register will override Page Password Protection. If necessary, use
Remote Sending of Passwords and PLC ladder logic to implement a protection scheme.
Remote Sending Of Passwords
Only bit references are allowed in these boxes. Expressions may not be entered. If these boxes are left
blank, the features will be disabled.
Password A: Allows you to set a bit in the PLC when the operator enters valid passwords during
Run Mode. The bit is set when the password is logged-in on the Setup Page during Run Mode.
Password B: Allows you to set a bit in the PLC when the operator enters valid passwords during
Run Mode. The bit is set when the password is logged-in on the Setup Page during Run Mode.
Hardware Selection: Allows you to set a bit in the PLC when an external keyswitch is turned on
during Run Mode. The bit is set when the hardware contact is closed and the keyswitch is closed
(on).
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Reset Clock To 00:00:00 Bit: Allows you to scan a bit in the PLC and reset the PanelMate unit’s
system clock when the bit is set. (The clock will reset each time you change to a page that has the reset
clock bit set to 1.)
Note that only bit references are allowed in these boxes. Expressions may not be entered. If these boxes
are left blank, the features will be disabled.
The date is changed to the day closest to the current time. The following examples show how the date is
affected by the clock synchronization bit.
Time/Date Before Reset
Time/Date After Reset
23:30:10 December 10, 1997
00:00:00 December 11, 1997
00:30:10 December 13, 1997
00:00:00 December 13, 1997
12:00:00 December 24, 1997
00:00:00 December 25, 1997
11:59:59 December 27, 1997
00:00:00 December 27, 1997
Remote Mode Change: Allows the PanelMate unit to accept remote mode changes from Run Mode to
Transfer Mode (or vice-versa) from a personal computer over a network. It also determines the manner
in which the remote mode change will occur. The selections are listed below.
NEVER
A remote mode change is not allowed.
IMMEDIATE
The remote mode change will occur instantly.
DEFAULT
The remote mode change will occur when the PanelMate
unit is in a default state (no templates or symbols are
selected on screen).
ACCEPT
An operator must accept the remote mode change at the
online unit.
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Page Change with Delay Example
The ladder program below shows a page change with a time delay.
This ladder program will allow the operator to change pages by pressing a control button on the
PanelMate unit. The second move ensures that there will be a change in the register next time I1 is
pressed.
Note that the timers can be adjusted to lengthen or shorten the time delay.
Page Change with Delay Example, 14
System Parameters, 1, 2
System Parameters – Communications Tab, 9
System Parameters – General Tab, 3
System Parameters – Password Tab, 6
System Parameters – Remote Tab, 11
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In this chapter, you will learn:
•
About the PLC Name and Port Table dialog box
•
About the Port Settings dialog box
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About the Unsolicited Device dialog box
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About the Generic Protocol dialog box
•
About the AB DH-485 Maximum Node Address dialog box
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About the Allen-Bradley Remote I/O Setup dialog box
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About the GE Fanuc Genius I/O dialog box
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About the Reliance DCSNet Interface Drop dialog box
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About the DeviceNet Setup dialog box
•
About the Tag Name File dialog box
•
About OPC Client Connectivity
•
About DDE Client and Server Communications
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PLC Name and Port Table
When you double click on the PLC Name and Port Table selection in the Database Treeview Window,
the PLC Name and Port Table dialog box will appear.
The PLC Name and Port Table dialog box allows you to set communication port parameters, PLC
device names, and ID numbers.
The fields in the PLC Name and Port Table dialog box are described below.
Port Parameters
Port/Device Use/Local ID: Displays the configurable ports installed on your PanelMate unit, the
device assigned to the port, and the local ID.
If a PanelMate PC configuration has a serial communications driver assigned to a serial port which
is not available within Windows NT, an error message will appear when you run the configuration.
To troubleshoot the possible conflicts, check the Ports configuration and Devices configuration in
the Control Panel or check the Windows NT Diagnostics in the Administrative Tools (Common).
Device Use: Displays the device assigned to the port. You can select various PLC drivers, Serial
Printer, or No Usage from the Device Use box. The selection chosen in the Device Use box will
appear in the Port/Device Use/Local ID box. Different device drivers will appear in the list for the
Device Use box depending on the port you have selected in the Port/Device Use/Local ID box.
Note that only device drivers that have been installed from the driver disks will appear.
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Local ID: Assigns a number to the PanelMate unit on a PLC network. See the appropriate
Communication Driver Manual for PLC-dependent local ID# information.
Do not use the same number for the Local ID and the remote ID.
<Port Settings>: Displays the Port Settings dialog box. The Port Settings dialog box is used to
select the communication parameters for the selected port. Refer to the Port Settings topic for
more information.
<Unsolicited Device>: Displays the Unsolicited Device dialog box. The Unsolicited Device
dialog box is used to assign a name and a model to an unsolicited device on the I/O port that is the
only port that accepts unsolicited messages for communication. Refer to the Unsolicited Device
topic for more information.
<Generic>: Displays the Generic Protocol dialog box. The Generic button appears when you
select Generic Protocol in the Device Use box. Refer to the Generic Protocol topic for more
information.
<DH-485>: Displays the AB DH-485 Maximum Node Address dialog box. The DH-485 button
appears when you select DH-485 in the Device Use box. Refer to the AB DH-485 Maximum
Node Address topic for more information.
<Remote I/O>: Displays the Allen-Bradley Remote I/O Setup dialog box. The Remote I/O
button appears when you select Allen-Bradley Remote I/O in the Device Use box. Refer to the
Allen-Bradley Remote I/O Setup topic for more information.
<Genius I/O>: Displays the Genius I/O dialog box. The Genius I/O button only appears when
you select Genius I/O in the Device Use box. Refer to the GE Fanuc Genius I/O dialog box topic
for more information.
<DCSNet>: Displays the Reliance DCSNet Interface Drop dialog box. The DCSNet button
appears when you select Reliance DCSNet in the Device Use box. Refer to the Reliance DCSNet
Interface Drop topic for more information.
<DeviceNet>: Displays the DeviceNet Setup dialog box. The DeviceNet button appears when
you select DeviceNet in the Device Use box. Refer to the DeviceNet Setup topic for more
information.
PLC Name Parameters
Item/Name/Port/Model/Remote ID: Displays the item number, PLC name, port number, model,
and remote ID. If you choose the <New Entry> selection, you can configure a new PLC using
default values for the Name, Port, Model, and Remote ID fields.
If you select <New Entry>, the Copy, Paste, and Delete buttons will be disabled.
Name: Allows you to enter names for each PLC to be addressed. This name is used by the
PanelMate unit and does not make reference to the PLC directly. This name should be used when
specifying word and bit addresses during page development
Port: Allows you to define which ports will be used to communicate to each PLC. If a port has
been configured as No Usage or Serial Printer, the port number will not appear in the Port field.
Model: Allows you to choose from a list of model types for each device. You should choose the
model most closely related to the device being used.
Remote ID: Allows you to define the ID or node of each device.
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<Add>: Allows you to add a new entry to the Item/Name/Port/Model/Remote ID box. If you select
a port in the Port field, select a model in the Model field, and configure the Name and Remote ID
fields, you can click the Add button to add a new entry to the Item/Name/Port/Model/Remote ID
box.
<Change>: Allows you to change a selected entry in the Item/Name/Port/Model/Remote ID box.
If you select an entry in the Item/Name/Port/Model/Remote ID box and make a change to the
Name, Port, Model, and Remote ID fields, you can click the Change button to change an entry in
the Item/Name/Port/Model/Remote ID box.
<Copy>: Allows you to copy a selected entry in the Item/Name/Port/Model/Remote ID box. If you
select an entry in the Item/Name/Port/Model/Remote ID box and you can click the Copy button to
copy an entry. After copying, you can use the Paste button to paste a copy of the entry elsewhere
in the Item/Name/Port/Model/Remote ID box.
<Delete>: Allows you to remove an entry from the Item/Name/Port/Model/Remote ID box. If you
select an entry in the Item/Name/Port/Model/Remote ID box and click the Delete button, the entry
will be removed.
<Paste>: Allows you to paste an entry after copying an entry from the
Item/Name/Port/Model/Remote ID box. If you select an entry in the
Item/Name/Port/Model/Remote ID box and click the Paste button, the entry will be pasted after
the entry you selected.
<Tag File...>: Displays the Tag Name File dialog box. The Tag File... button appears when you
select any PLC in the Item/Name/Port/Model Remote ID box. Refer to the Tag Name File topic
and Chapter 12: Using Tags for more information.
<OPC Setup>: This button only appears when OPC Server is selected in the Device Use field, and
a device name is selected in the PLC Name Parameters that is assigned to the OPC Server. It is
used to define the server name and the access path name. When selected, the OPC Server Setup
for Device dialog box will appear.
NOTE:
The format for determining an access path is server-dependent.
The OPC Server option is only available for PanelMate PC Pro configurations. For more
information, refer to OPC Client Connectivity.
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<DDE Setup>: This button only appears when DDE Server is selected in the Device Use field,
and a device name is selected in the PLC Name Parameters that is assigned to the DDE Server.
When selected, the DDE Server Setup for Device dialog box will appear.
The DDE Server option is only available for PanelMate PC Pro configurations. For more
information, refer to DDE Client and Server Communications and your DDE Communications
Manual.
<Default PLC Name>: Allows you to enter one of the PLC names or Unsolicited Device names.
Any word or bit address used in the configuration that does not specifically state the name of a
PLC will be assumed to be referring to the default PLC. It is to your advantage to use the name of
the PLC most often referenced.
If you delete or change the selected default name, the first name in the
Item/Name/Port/Model/Remote ID box will automatically become the Default PLC Name.
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Port Settings
When the Port Settings button is clicked on the PLC Name and Port Table dialog box, the Port
Settings dialog box will appear.
The Port Settings dialog box is used to select the communication parameters for the selected port.
Note that depending upon the device selected in the Device Use box, some communication parameters
may be disabled. If one of the choices is disabled, refer to the appropriate Communication Driver
Manual for the settings.
The fields in the Port Settings dialog box are described below.
PORT#: Displays the port selected in the Port/Device Use/Local ID box in the PLC Name and Port
Table dialog box.
Electrical: Allows you to set the type of electrical communication for the port. You have three choices:
RS232, RS422, and 485.
Baud Rate: Allows you to set the data transfer speed used in communications.
Data Bits: Allows you to set the number of data bits used in communication. You can select 5, 6, 7,
and 8 data bits.
Stop Bits: Allows you to set the number of stop bits used in communications. You can select 1, 1.5, or
2 stop bits.
Parity: Allows you to set the parity type used in communication. You can select None, Odd, or Even.
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Unsolicited Device
When the Unsolicited Device button is clicked on the PLC Name and Port Table dialog box, the
Unsolicited Device dialog box will appear.
The Unsolicited Device dialog box is used to assign a name and model to an unsolicited device.
The fields in the Unsolicited Device dialog box are described below.
PORT#: Displays the port selected in the Port/Device Use/Local ID box in the PLC Name and Port
Table dialog box.
Name: Allows you to define names for each PLC to be addressed. You use this name when specifying
word and bit addresses that will display unsolicited data only. References specified with an Unsolicited
Device Name will not be polled by the PanelMate unit and will only be updated by an unsolicited write
from the PLC.
Note that unsolicited references are initialized as zeroes.
Model: Allows you to define the model type of each PLC that supports unsolicited writes.
The PLC model type in the MSG instruction, configured in the PLC ladder logic, must match the PLC
type in the Unsolicited Model field.
For more information about unsolicited data, refer to the Allen-Bradley Communication Driver Manual
or the Modicon Communication Driver Manual.
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Generic Protocol
To configure the Generic Protocol dialog box, the following steps must be completed.
1.
A port must be selected and Generic must be selected in the Device Use field in the PLC
Name and Port Table dialog box.
2.
Click the Generic button and the Generic Protocol dialog box will appear.
The Generic Protocol dialog box is shown below.
The Generic Protocol dialog box is used to configure serial ports that use the Generic Protocol for
communication.
The fields in the Generic Protocol dialog box are described below.
PORT#: Displays the port selected in the Port/Device Use/Local ID box in the PLC Name and Port
Table dialog box.
Name: Allows you to define names for each device to be addressed. This name is used when specifying
word and bit addresses during page development.
Type: Defines the addressing method (octal or decimal) to be used in the PanelMate unit.
ID# included: Specifies whether the ID number of the PanelMate unit will be used in the
communication frames.
BCC/Bit# included: Specifies whether each Generic Protocol frame includes BCC/Bit# error checking
for the frame.
For more information about Generic Protocol, refer to the Generic Protocol Communication Driver
Manual.
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AB DH-485 Maximum Node Address
To configure the AB DH-485 Maximum Node Address dialog box, the following steps must be
completed.
1.
The Allen-Bradley DH-485 box must be selected in the New Configuration dialog box or the
Configuration Properties dialog box.
2.
A port must be selected and Allen-Bradley Data Highway 485 must be selected in the Device
Use field in the PLC Name and Port Table dialog box.
3.
Click the DH-485 button and the AB DH-485 Maximum Node Address dialog box will
appear.
The AB DH-485 Maximum Node Address dialog box is shown below.
The AB DH-485 Maximum Node Address dialog box is used to select the maximum node address of
the DH-485 network.
The fields in the AB DH-485 Maximum Node Address dialog box are described below.
PORT# Displays the I/O port which was selected in the Port/Device Use/Local ID box in the PLC
Name and Port Table dialog box.
Maximum Node Address: Set the maximum node address. This parameter should be set as low as
possible to minimize the amount of time used in soliciting data when initializing the link and minimizes
the amount of unnecessary token passes.
The Maximum Node Address must match the maximum node address of all other devices on the DH485.
For more information about Data Highway 485 communication, refer to the Allen-Bradley
Communication Driver Manual.
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Allen-Bradley Remote I/O Setup
To configure the Allen-Bradley Remote I/O Setup dialog box, the following steps must be completed.
1.
The I/O port must be selected and Allen-Bradley Remote I/O must be selected in the Device
Use field in the PLC Name and Port Table dialog box.
2.
Configure the Name, Port, Model, Remote ID, and Default PLC Name and click the Add
button to place the information in the Item/Name/Port/Model/Remote ID box in the PLC
Name and Port Table dialog box.
3.
Note that the selection chosen in the Model field will determine the number of racks that will
appear in the Allen-Bradley Remote I/O Setup dialog box. When configuring the I/O port
for Allen-Bradley Remote I/O communication, select the PLC-3 model for PLCs with more
than seven racks. PLC models (e.g., PLC 5/40, 5/60, 5/80, etc.) that have more than seven
racks must use the PLC-3 model selection to address racks above seven.
4.
Click the Remote I/O button and the Allen-Bradley Remote I/O Setup dialog box will
appear.
The Allen-Bradley Remote I/O Setup dialog box is shown below.
The Allen-Bradley Remote I/O Setup dialog box is used to configure the PanelMate unit for remote
I/O communication.
The fields in the Allen-Bradley Remote I/O Setup dialog box are described below.
PLC Model: Displays the PLC model selected in the PLC Name and Port Table dialog box.
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Active Rack: Allows you to define which racks are to be simulated by the PanelMate unit on the
network.
Rack Size: Selects the quarter racks. Each full rack can be split into a quarter rack or any multiple
of a quarter racks (i.e., ¼, ½, ¾, or full rack).
A blank entry shows the rack is inactive. A status of ¼, ½, ¾, or F shows the rack to be active and
indicates the starting quarter for a fractional rack. A dash (-) indicates this rack is reserved.
See the Active Rack Example.
Note that when using a PLC 2/30, if the PanelMate unit is configured as active groups within a
rack other than the highest group, then the PLC will not scan for any groups higher than those the
PanelMate unit is simulating (physical groups or groups simulated on another AcceleratI/On
board). To avoid this situation, make the PanelMate unit the highest active group within a rack and
only configure one PanelMate unit active on any one rack.
Block Transfer Addressing: Allows you to define the word offset base in all monitored and active
Block Transfers as OCTAL or DECIMAL. The default is octal.
The Block Transfer Addressing field only applies to the word offset. Bits within the words are
addressed as octal (0-7 and 10-17).
Active Block Transfer Table: Allows you to configure active block transfers between the PanelMate
unit and a PLC. You may define up to 16 active block transfers, A through P, each with up to 64 words.
Direction: This column defines the direction of the block transfer. The available selections are
NONE, READ, WRITE, COMMON, and PASS-THROUGH.
NONE indicates that there will not be a transfer. Note that when NONE is selected the other boxes
in this group are disabled.
READ allows the PLC to read a block of data from the PanelMate unit.
WRITE allows the PLC to write a block of data to the PanelMate unit.
COMMON allows the PLC to read data from and write data to the PanelMate unit.
PASS-THROUGH indicates that the block transfer is reserved for the pass-through feature. The
PASS-THROUGH selection can only configured for one block transfer.
All of the selections describe communication from the PLC’s point of view.
Rack: Defines the rack being used by the block transfer. The available selections are determined
by the Active Rack Table.
Group: Defines the group number within the quarter rack being used by the block transfer. The
selections available are 0 through 7.
Slot: Defines the slot number within the group being used by the block transfer. The available
selections are 0 and 1.
Size: Defines the size in 16-bit words of the block transfer. The available selections are decimal
numbers from 1 to 64. If the Direction is selected as PASS-THROUGH, the size is fixed at 64.
For more information about Remote I/O, refer to the Allen-Bradley Communication Driver Manual.
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Active Rack Example
The example below shows a PanelMate unit simulating a full rack on rack 0, ¾ of rack 1 beginning
with quarter 2, and ½ of rack 2 beginning with quarter 1.
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GE Fanuc Genius I/O
To configure the GE Fanuc Genius I/O dialog box, the following steps must be completed.
1.
The I/O port must be selected and Genius I/O must be selected in the Device Use field in the
PLC Name and Port Table dialog box.
2.
Click the Genius I/O button and the GE Fanuc Genius I/O dialog box will appear.
The GE Fanuc Genius I/O dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the GE Fanuc Genius I/O dialog box are described below.
Port#: Displays the I/O port that was selected in the PLC Name and Port Table dialog box.
Global Data Length: Specifies the number of bytes of Global Data the PanelMate unit will transmit
each bus scan onto the Genius I/O bus. The valid range for Global Data Length is 0 to 128 bytes (0 to
64 words).
For more information about Genius I/O, refer to the GE Fanuc Communication Driver Manual.
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Reliance DCSNet Interface Drop
To configure the Reliance DCSNet Interface Drop dialog box, the following steps must be
completed.
1.
The I/O port must be selected and Reliance DCSNet must be selected in the Device Use field
in the PLC Name and Port Table dialog box.
2.
Click the DCSNet button and the Reliance DCSNet Interface Drop dialog box will appear.
The Reliance DCSNet Interface Drop dialog box is shown below.
The Reliance DCSNet Interface Drop dialog box is used to configure the PanelMate unit for DCSNet
communication.
The fields in the Reliance DCSNet Interface Drop dialog box are described below.
Port#: Displays the I/O port that was selected in the Port field in the PLC Name and Port Table
dialog box.
Drop Setting: Allows you to simulate the thumbwheel switches on the faceplate of a Network module
and is the first of a number of consecutive drop numbers that the DCSNet Express Module will
simulate. The selectable range of Drop Setting numbers is 1-55.
If the Drop Setting field is not edited, the value will be initialized to 1.
Drop Depth: Allows you to define the number of consecutive drops that the DCSNet Express Module
will simulate. The selectable range of Drop Depth numbers will be based on the value in the Drop
Setting field. The Drop Depth cannot make the last drop number greater than 55. For example, if the
Drop Setting field has been set to 24, the Drop Depth field will allow values between 1 and 31.
If the Drop Depth field is not edited, the value will be initialized to 1.
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DeviceNet Setup
To configure the DeviceNet Setup dialog box, the following steps must be completed.
1.
The I/O port must be selected and DeviceNet must be selected in the Device Use field in the
PLC Name and Port Table dialog box.
2.
Click the DeviceNet button and the DeviceNet Setup dialog box will appear.
The DeviceNet Setup dialog box is shown below.
Note that when devices are added, changed, copied, or pasted to the Node/Message Type Table, the
devices are sorted in ascending order by their MACID and then sorted in alphabetical order of their
Label.
The DeviceNet Setup dialog box is used to configure the PanelMate unit for DeviceNet
communication.
The fields in the DeviceNet Setup dialog box are described below.
Label: Allows you to enter a name that is used to reference messages. This field is limited to 13
alphanumeric characters. Note that the first letter must be an alpha character.
You can enter up to 379 labels.
MACID: Defines the MACID (node address) embedded in the 11-bit CAN (Controller Area Network)
identifier. The valid range is 0 to 63.
In most cases, the MACID will contain the slave address. If the message type is BSC (bit strobe
command), the MACID field must contain the master address.
A configuration will typically have only one BSC message type entered in the Node/Message Type
Table.
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Message Type: Allows you to define the type of message. The message types are listed below:
PC
Poll Command
PR
Poll Response
BSC
Bit Strobe Command
BSR
Bit Strobe Response
CS
Change of State
MCSA
Master Change of State Acknowledge
MCS
Master Change of State
CSA
Change of State Acknowledge
Length: Defines the length of the message in bytes. The range is 0 to 400 bytes.
<Add>: Allows you to add a device to the Node/Message Type Table by configuring the Label,
MACID, Message Type, and Length fields and pressing the Add button.
<Change>: Allows you to change a device that has been selected in the Node/Message Type Table by
re-configuring the Label, MACID, Message Type, and Length fields and pressing the Change button.
<Copy>: Allows you to copy a device that has been selected in the Node/Message Type Table.
<Paste>: Allows you to paste a device in the Node/Message Type Table. Note that a device must be
copied from the Node/Message Type Table before you can paste a device in the table.
<Delete>: Allows you to delete a device in the Node/Message Type Table.
For more information about DeviceNet, refer to the DeviceNet Communication Driver Manual.
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Tag Name File
Note:
It may be helpful to review Chapter 12: Using Tags prior to configuring the Tag Name File
dialog box
To configure the Tag Name File dialog box, the following steps must be completed.
1.
Select a PLC from the Device Use box in the PLC Name and Port Table.
2.
Click on the PLC in the PLC Name Parameters box.
3.
Click on the Tag File... button.
The Tag Name File dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Tag Name File dialog box are described below.
Tag Name File: Allows you to enter the path and name of the tag name .csv file. The Open button is
available to assist you in locating your .csv file.
Open: Allows you to browse and select the path for the Tag Name file. When the Open button is
pressed, the Open Existing Tag Name File dialog box will appear.
Tag Name Column: Allows you to select the column number of the .csv file that contains the Tag
Name.
Reference Column: Allows you to select the column number of the .csv file that contains the PLC I/O
address reference.
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Note:
When using a Cutler-Hammer NetSolver Tag Name file, select the same column for both the
Tag Name Column and the Reference Column.
Select Tag Start Row: Allows you to select the beginning row of the tag data. Since most .csv files
contain some header information, it is necessary to identify the first row of actual tag data.
Edit: If you wish to modify, add or delete any tag information in you .csv file, wyou will need to use
another Windows application such as Notepad or Excel. The Edit button, combined with your selection
of either the Notepad or Excel radio buttons, will launch the selected program.
New: If you have a PanelMate configuration that was developed without tags, you can export your
references to a .csv file using the New... button. Once created, you can associate the .csv file with a
device in your source configuration or any other PanelMate configuration. Refer to Chapter 12: Using
Tags for more information.
Note:
The Tag Name File information will be saved into the PLC Name and Port Table in the
PanelMate database. Only devices defined in the PLC Name Parameters box can have an
associated .csv file.
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OPC Client Connectivity
Note:
OPC client connectivity is only available for PanelMate PC Pro. This functionality is not
available for other PanelMate Power Series/Power Pro products.
OLE for Process Control (OPC) is based on Microsoft’s COM/DCOM technology. OPC allows client
applications access to any data source (device or database) in a consistent manner. PanelMate PC Pro is
able to communicate as an OPC Client. Refer to the OPC Server documentation for information on
installing, configuring, or troubleshooting the OPC Server.
Operator Station Setup
The following example outlines how to configure a PanelMate PC Pro operator station as an OPC
Client.
1. Open the OPC server configuration utility/program, and configure the server. After the server
has been configured, close the server configuration utility.
2. Open the PLC Name and Port Table. In the Device Use field, select OPC Server.
Note:
The OPC Server can be configured on any port that is not being used. The port assignment is
unrelated to the physical connection between the OPC Server and the PLC or device to which
the OPC Server communicates.
3. In the Name field, enter the device name. In this example, the name is plc1.
4. Click on the Add button. The device's name will appear in the PLC Name Parameters
window.
5. Select the device in the PLC Name Parameters window. The OPC Setup button will appear.
Click on the button to open the OPC Server Setup for Device dialog box. The example dialog
box below represents a potential setup for a PLC device. Note that the format for determining an
access path is server-dependent and may be different than the example shown.
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Note:
As you configure each device and add it into the PLC Name Parameters field, you need to
define the server name and access path for that device.
6. Develop the PanelMate PC Pro configuration pages.
7. Export the PanelMate PC Pro configuration. When you have completed your configuration, it
must be exported before you can execute the configuration in the runtime software. To export a
configuration, select the configuration name in the Database Treeview Window and choose
the Export selection from the File menu.
8. Double-click on the .PPS file to run the PanelMate PC Pro application. You may also create a
shortcut to run your PanelMate PC Pro configuration. To create a shortcut within Explorer:
•
Right-click on the .PPS filename and choose Create Shortcut.
•
Right-click on the new icon and choose Properties.
•
In the Shortcut Properties dialog box, choose the Shortcut Tab.
•
In the Target field, enter the PMC.EXE pathname, the .PPS configuration filename, and
the unsecure mode parameter for the runtime software. Note that the unsecure mode
parameter is entered to allow you to view both the OPC Server and OPC Client
applications.
For an example of an entry in the Target field, refer to the line below.
c:\pmconfig\ntonline\pmc.exe opcdemo.pps –u
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DDE Client and Server Communications
Note:
DDE communications is only available for PanelMate PC Pro. This functionality is not
available for other PanelMate Power Series/Power Pro products.
The PanelMate PC Pro operator station may be used as a DDE Client (i.e., obtain data from another
Windows program.) Examples of other applications that may be used as DDE Servers to the PanelMate
PC Pro operator station are listed below.
• A weigh scale feeder system that has a serial communication interface program running on the
personal computer and with DDE Server capability.
• An SPC package that performs statistical calculations on data read from the PLC by the
PanelMate PC Pro operator station (PanelMate PC Pro acting as a DDE Server) and provides
results to the PanelMate operator station for display (PanelMate PC Pro acting as a DDE Client).
The following example outlines how to configure a PanelMate PC Pro operator station as a DDE
Client.
1.
Open the PLC Name and Port Table. In the Device Use field, select DDE Server.
2.
In the Name field, enter the logical device’s name. In this example, the name is EXCEL 1.
3.
Click on the Add button. The device’s name will appear in the PLC Name Parameters window.
4.
Select the connection in the PLC Name Parameters window. The DDE Setup button will
appear. Click on the button to open the DDE Server Setup for Device dialog box.
5.
In the Server Name field, enter the name of the program (e.g.Excel). Each DDE server has
only one server name.
6.
Topic Name field: All DDE servers support at least one topic.
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7.
Start Server Command field: This command is the pathname of the DDE server application if
it is not already running. This field may be a blank line, which means that an attempt is not
made to start the DDE server application if it is not already running. It is important to note that
a line full of white spaces does not constitute a blank line. The white spaces will be sent to the
DDE server application to be started, which will result in an error.
8.
DDE Execute field: This command is sent to the DDE server after a conversation has been
initiated with the DDE server. This conversation only occurs one time at PanelMate PC startup.
This field may be a blank line, which means that a DDE execute command is not sent to the
DDE server. It is important to note that a line full of white spaces does not constitute a blank
line. The white spaces will be sent to the DDE server application to be started, which will result
in an error.
9.
In the Validation Time Out Value field, enter a value between 0 and 60 seconds. A zero value
indicates that no connection validation will be done. Other values determine how often the
PanelMate PC Pro operator station will check to make sure the DDE server is still running if
data updates have not been sent within the time window.
For information on configuring a PanelMate PC Pro operator station as a DDE client, refer to your
DDE Connectivity Communication Driver Manual.
The PanelMate PC Pro operator station may also be used as a DDE Server (i.e., supply data to
another Windows program.) Examples of other applications that may be used as DDE Clients to the
PanelMate PC Pro DDE Server are listed below.
•
A Microsoft Access database application which extracts PLC or controller data from the
PanelMate PC Pro operator station and acts as an SQL Server to a host computer over an
Ethernet network.
•
A Microsoft Visual Basic application that displays pop-up windows that appear on top of
PanelMate PC Pro screens.
•
A Microsoft Visual Basic application or Microsoft Excel spreadsheet which configures a recipe
or machine setup by writing to PanelMate PC Pro’s DDE Server.
•
A Microsoft Access database or Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that provides reports using data
from a PanelMate configuration.
For information on using a PanelMate PC Pro operator station as a DDE server, refer to your DDE
Connectivity Communication Driver Manual.
Chapter 8: Message Library
Message Libary
In this chapter, you will learn:
•
About the Message Library
•
About Register References within Messages
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Message Library
Note that all messages to be shown in a Display Template or a Variable-Sized Display Template must
be defined in the Message Library. It is recommended to define the messages in the Message Library
before configuring a Display Template or a Variable-Sized Display Template.
When you double click on the Message Library selection in the Database Treeview Window, the
Message Library dialog box will appear.
The Message Library dialog box allows you to create new messages and edit or replace existing
messages in the Message Library.
The fields in the Message Library dialog box are described below.
Preview: Displays the currently selected message with the selected colors and font.
Markings above the Preview box show the maximum message width for 3-wide, 4-wide, and 5-wide
Display Templates. These markings indicate where the right edge of the Display Template will display
the last character.
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Msg#/Message/Destination: Displays the messages (as unformatted text) in the Message Library. The
message selected in this box also displays in the Preview box. If more than one message is selected, the
last one displays in the Preview box. The Msg#/Message/Destination box has three fields. The fields
are described below.
Msg#: Displays the message number. The message number is used to recall the message in the
Display Template and Variable-Sized Display Template. All messages appear in numerical order.
The number of messages that can be entered will vary depending on the product model and the
options installed.
Refer to the Capacity Expansion Kit section in the Product Options topic for information about
the number of messages you can enter.
Message: Displays the message text. A single message may contain up to five register references
and clock or calendar references. (Refer to the Register References within Messages topic or the
Clock and Calendar References within Messages topic for more information.) While in Run
Mode, the register references are replaced with the numeric register content from the PLC.
Destination: Displays the destination of the message (i.e., Screen, Printer, or Both).
To select one message, place the cursor on the message then click the left mouse button. A selected
message displays in the highlight color.
To select a range of messages, select the first message, and then press the Shift key while you select the
second message. All messages between the two messages will be selected. You can also drag the cursor
to select a range of messages. Select the first message, then drag up or down.
To select two or more messages, select the first message, then press the Ctrl key while you select the
second message. Both messages are selected, but messages in between will not be selected.
Message: Allows you to edit an existing message or create a new one. As you type, the message
selected in the Msg#/Message/Destination box is updated.
To create a new message, select an unused message number in the Msg#/Message/Destination box.
You can type your new message in the Message field.
To edit or replace a message, select a message in the Msg#/Message/Destination box. You can then
edit the message in the Message field.
FG: Allows you to select the foreground color of the message (or messages) selected in the
Msg#/Message/Destination box. Note that you can choose blinking or non-blinking colors.
BG: Allows you to select the background color of the message (or messages) selected in the
Msg#/Message/Destination box. Note that you can choose blinking or non-blinking colors.
Font: Allows you to select a font for the message (or messages). The selections available are Normal,
Double High, and Quad.
Note that you should test all message combinations that you expect to use before going online. Each
line of text is totally independent, so be careful when making intensity or color and character size
selections. Quad or double-high character lines can interfere with each other.
Destination: Allows you to select the destination of the message. The selections available are Screen,
Printer, or Both. Note that Display Templates containing messages with the Destination field
configured as Both or Printer will not print in Run Mode if a screen saver is active. This is not a
characteristic of Variable-Sized Display Templates if the Global Message field is configured as Yes in
the Variable-Sized Display Template - Expressions Tab dialog box.
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<Copy>: Copies a selected message (or messages) to the Windows clipboard.
<Paste>: Places a message (or messages) from the clipboard to destinations you have selected in the
Msg#/Message/Destination box. You can paste messages anywhere into the list, but the number of
selected destinations must equal the number of messages on the clipboard.
<Clear>: Erases the selected message (or messages) from the Msg#/Message/Destination box, but does
not place them on the clipboard.
<Undo>: Allows you to undo the previous editing or formatting change.
<Redo>: Allows you to redo the previous undo.
<Find>: Opens the Find dialog box. In the Find dialog box, enter the text string you wish to search for
in the Find What field, choose the Match Whole Word Only or the Match Case selections if either or
both selections apply, and select the direction of the search.
Once you have entered the text string, you may click the Find Next button to find the next occurrence
of the text string or press the Cancel button to close the Find dialog box.
The Find and Replace functions start searching from the selected line in the Msg#/Message/Destination
box.
<Replace>: Opens the Replace dialog box. In the Replace dialog box, enter the text string you wish to
search for in the Find What field, enter the replacement text string in the Replace With field, and then
choose the Match Whole Word or Match Case selections if either or both selections apply.
Once you have entered the text strings, you may click the Find Next button to find the next occurrence
of the text string, click the Replace button to the replace the text string, click the Replace All button to
replace all occurrences of the text string, or press the Cancel button to close the Replace dialog box.
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Register References within Messages
Within the PanelMate unit, you can reference PLC register locations within a message to display the
numeric register content within the message while in Run Mode. You may use the following format to
display the contents of the registers.
$tw.d(expression)
The following items need to be noted when putting register references in messages:
•
If a value is too large to display in the specified format width, a string of Xs (XXXXX) is
displayed for the value. For example, if a message is defined as three characters, but the value
from the PLC is four characters, the resultant will be displayed is XXX.
•
When the Message Expression is true, embedded references are updated on the screen but not
sent to the printer. Messages configured for BOTH or PRINTER are sent to the printer when
the Message Expression changes, and also when you change pages.
•
If a hard-coded value (e.g., 100) is placed in the Message Expression designated as Global,
the message will only print once at bootup.
•
A message containing multiple PLC references will print to the screen or printer multiple
times—once for each reference in the message.
For more information on register reference formats, refer to the General Format, Decimal-Based
Formats, Decimal Place Formats, Binary-Based Formats, or Formatting Examples topic.
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General Format
A message containing multiple PLC references will print to the screen or printer multiple times—once
for each reference in the message.
The general format expression is shown below.
$tw.d(expression)
where ...
$ = format indicator
t = type of numeric display
I - Integer
H - Hexadecimal
B - Binary
E - Exponential
D - Floating decimal real value
O - Octal
F - Fixed decimal real value
A - ASCII character
w = Total field width including decimal point, negative sign (-), and positive sign (+)
. = Separator between width of format and the number of decimal places
(used with F or E format)
d = Number of decimal places (used with F or E format)
Format type D (floating decimal point) permits the decimal point to float in the display depending on
the register’s value. This contrasts with format type F (fixed decimal point) which formats a value with
a fixed decimal location. Format type F may be useful when creating a column of values.
Floating decimal point format type should not be confused with floating point mathematics or floating
point data types that cannot be read or manipulated in the PanelMate unit.
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Each format has a maximum number of characters it can display, and a number cannot be completely
displayed if the format description is too small. The following are the width limits for each format type.
I11
= Largest Integer value width is 11
H8
= Largest Hexadecimal value width is 8
O11
= Largest Octal value width is 11
B32
= Largest Binary value width is 32
D65
= Largest Floating Decimal Point value width is 65
F65.d = Largest Fixed Decimal Point value width is 65
E65.d = Largest Exponential value width is 65
A
= Largest ASCII character width is 2. (The least significant 16 bits are used in this
order: high byte, low byte). When using both characters, ensure the PanelMate unit’s
default format can read numbers that use the high byte. An alternate word reference
format may be necessary, i.e., #U16.
d
= decimal places
For examples using the General Format Expression, refer to the General Format Expression
Examples topic.
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General Format Examples
If the message is:
“Current tank level is $I3([123]) gallons.” and the value in register 123 is 567, the online message
will be:
“Current tank level is 567 gallons.”
If the message is:
“Production rate per press is $D5([456]/17) units per hr.” and the value in register 456 is 7890, the
online message will be:
“Production rate per press is 464.1 units per hr.”
If the message is:
“Part name in line 1 is $A([200#U16]).” and the value in register 200 is 16693, the online message
will be:
“Part name in line 1 is A5”
Note that with the #U16 format, the PanelMate unit can read and display the ASCII equivalent of
16693.
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Decimal-Based Formats
The decimal-based format types are:
1.
Integer
2.
Floating decimal point real value
3.
Fixed decimal point real value
4.
Exponential
All the decimal-based numeric formats are right-justified and padded with leading blanks if necessary.
If a value for a decimal format has too many digits for the specified format size, a string of *s (****) is
displayed for the value.
Decimal Place Formats
For the fixed decimal point format (F), the number for the total width of the formatted value (w) must
be at least one greater than the number of decimal places (d). If negative values will be displayed, “w”
must be at least two greater than “d”.
For the exponential format (E), the total width of the formatted value (w) must be at least eight greater
than the number of decimal places (d).
Binary-Based Formats
The binary-based format types are:
1.
Hexadecimal
2.
Octal
3.
Binary
For binary-based formats, digits are inserted for the entire width of the format size; there is no blank
padding. If a value for a binary format has too many digits for the specified format size, the most
significant digits of the value are truncated until the number will fit in the size specified.
Example:
value = 300
Presentation with H4 format: 012C
Presentation with H2 format: 2C
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Formatting Examples
The following table shows examples of the different formatting types. The data type, actual data, and
visual appearance are shown. The heading on the column for visual appearance marks 13 column
locations to help reference the placement of characters.
Type
I5
I4
I2
I3
I4
D7
D4
H3
H5
H2
O4
O3
O1
B9
B4
F5.1
F10.4
F5.2
F8.3
F5.0
E12.3
E13.2
E9.0
D4
D6
D1
D1
D4
D3
F7.3
F7.2
F6.2
F5.3
F5.1
D7
D6
D5
D4
D3
E12.4
E12.3
A
Data
324
521
-8.73
7321
824.67
421.45
23.45
255
-255
300
54
88.45
21
100
86
523.46
253.21
326.23
-43.888
397.52
-324.1
0.06734
156.2
999.89
6245.21
0.04
9.12
82345.2
-1.444
619.52
619.52
619.52
619.52
619.52
619.52
619.52
619.52
619.52
619.52
619.52
619.52
16693
0 1 2
3
5 2
- 9
* * *
8 2
4 2 1
2 3 .
0 F F
F F F
2 C
0 0 6
1 3 0
5
0 0 1
0 1 1
5 2 3
2
* * *
- 4 3
3 9 8
- 3 .
6 . 7
2 E +
1 0 0
6 2 4
0
9
* * *
- 1
6 1 9
6 1 9
6 1 9
- - 6 1 9
6 1 9
6 1 9
6 1 9
6 2 0
6 2 0
6 . 1
6 . 1
A5
Columns
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
2 4
1
5
. 4 5 0
5
0 1
6
1
0
.
5
*
.
2
3
0
0
5
0 0 1 0 0
5
3 . 2 1 0 0
*
8 8 8
4 1 E + 0 2
E - 0 2
2
. 2
*
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
2 0
2
2
2 0
2
9 5 2 E + 0 2
9 5 E + 0 2
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Clock and Calendar References within Messages
Time and date information from the PanelMate unit’s internal clock can be included in messages sent to
the screen and/or printer. The Clock and Calendar Access formats are as follows:
$(mon)
$(day)
$(year)
$(hour)
$(min)
$(sec)
$(time)
$(date)
$(clk)
month
day
year
hour (24 hour time format)
minutes
seconds
hour:minute:second
month/day/year
hour:minute:second month/day/year
Note the following items:
•
Parameter names are not case sensitive.
•
This information is updated when the page is displayed, but is not updated dynamically.
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Chapter 9: System Online Labels
System Online Labels
In this chapter, you will learn:
•
About the System Online Labels
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System Online Labels
When System Online Labels is selected from the Database Treeview Window, the System Online
Labels dialog box will appear.
The System Online Labels dialog box is used to change the labeling for most of the PanelMate unit
screens.
The fields in the System Online Labels dialog box are described below.
Online Options
Startup Labels: Allows you to select the Standard or User labels to display at startup. If you
select Standard, the PanelMate unit will display the default label set. If you select User, the
PanelMate unit will display the labels you create in the System Online Labels dialog box.
Allow Label Set Switching: Allows you to switch between the two label sets during online
operation if this field is checked. If this field is not checked, only the labels selected in the Startup
Labels field will be displayed.
Preview: Previews the online label you are working on.
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Label Category To Edit: Allows you to select the label category you wish to edit. When you select a
label category, the user-defined labels will appear in the User Online Label field and the standard labels
will appear in the Standard Online Label field.
The following list shows the label categories that may be edited:
•
Miscellaneous Soft Key Prompts
•
Maintenance Template Soft Key Prompts
•
User Entry Soft Key Prompts
•
Setup Page
•
Error Messages
•
Miscellaneous Text
•
Display System/Configuration Info
•
Alarm Text
•
Contrast Adjustment Soft Key Prompts
•
Touchscreen Button Templates
•
Touchscreen Keypad Entry Labels
•
Touchscreen Control Keys
User Online Label: Displays user-defined labels for the label category selected in the Label Category
to Edit field. If you select a label in this list, the label will display in the Label field where it can be
edited.
Standard Online Label: Displays default standard labels for the label category selected in the Label
Category to Edit field. Most labels that appear in the Standard Online Labels scroll box cannot be
edited.
For safety purposes when creating online labels in another language, the Change Online Labels label in
the Miscellaneous Soft Key Prompts category will remain in English when User Online Labels are
displayed. The user-defined label for Change Online Labels will only be shown when the Standard
Online Labels are displayed.
Label: Allows you to edit the label selected in the User Online Label scroll box. Any labels the are
edited in the Label field will be reflected in the Preview box and in the User Online Label scroll box.
Font: Allows you to select a font for the label you are editing. The choices are Normal, Graphic,
Double High, and Quad font.
In order to select the Double High or Quad font, the Redefine Double High Font field or the Redefine
Quad Font field must be selected in the System Parameters - General Tab dialog box. Once one or
both fields are selected, the characters must be redefined in the Font Editor before the characters will
appear in the Preview field in the System Online Labels dialog box.
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System Online Labels – Miscellaneous Soft Key Prompts
When Miscellaneous Soft Key Prompts is selected in the Label Category to Edit field, the following
dialog box will appear.
The following set of online labels can be edited in the System Online Labels dialog box when
Miscellaneous Soft Key Prompts is selected in the Label Category to Edit field.
Tip:
When changing online labels, be aware of the spaces before and after the new label. The
spaces will determine the placement of the label when the PanelMate unit enters Run Mode.
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Standard Online Labels
•
Change Online Labels
•
View or Acknowledge Alarms
•
Get Page
•
Directory
•
Scroll Up
•
Scroll Down
•
Acknowledge Selected Alarm
•
Acknowledge All Alarms
•
Get Alarm Page
•
Host Display Window
•
Silence Alarm Horn
•
Enable Fault Relay (PanelMate PC and all PanelMate Power Series models excluding
PanelMate Power Series 1500)
•
Reset PLC Com (PanelMate Power Series 1500)
•
Change Value
•
Clear
•
Home
•
Select Table Entry
•
Return and Select
•
More Buttons
•
Setup Page
•
Execute
•
Set Date
•
Set Time
•
Yes
•
No
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System Online Labels – Maintenance Template Soft Key Prompts
When Maintenance Template Soft Key Prompts is selected in the Label Category to Edit field, the
following dialog box will appear.
The following set of online labels can be edited in the System Online Labels dialog box when
Maintenance Template Soft Key Prompts is selected in the Label Category to Edit field.
Tip:
When changing online labels, be aware of the spaces before and after the new label. The
spaces will determine the placement of the label when the PanelMate unit enters Run Mode.
Standard Online Labels
•
Maintenance Template
•
Activate
•
Deactivate
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System Online Labels – User Entry Soft Key Prompts
When User Entry Soft Key Prompts is selected in the Label Category to Edit field, the following dialog
box will appear.
The following set of online labels can be edited in the System Online Labels dialog box when User
Entry Soft Key Prompts is selected in the Label Category to Edit field.
Tip:
When changing online labels, be aware of the spaces before and after the new label. The
spaces will determine the placement of the label when the PanelMate unit enters Run Mode.
Standard Online Labels
•
Enter Password A:
•
Enter Password B:
•
Enter Passw. A/B:
•
Enter Old Password A:
•
Enter Old Password B:
•
Enter New Password A:
•
Enter New Password B:
•
Reenter New Password:
•
Enter Date (MM-DD-YY):
•
Enter Time (HH-MM-SS):
•
Enter New Value:
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System Online Labels – Setup Page
When Setup Page is selected in the Label Category to Edit field, the following dialog box will appear.
The following set of online labels can be edited in the System Online Labels dialog box when Setup
Page is selected in the Label Category to Edit field.
Tip:
When changing online labels, be aware of the spaces before and after the new label. The
spaces will determine the placement of the label when the PanelMate unit enters Run Mode.
Standard Online Labels
•
Change Password A
•
Change Password B
•
Log-in Password A
•
Log-in Password B
•
Log-out Password A
•
Log-out Password B
•
Set Date and Time
•
Enter Offline Mode
•
Display System/Config. Information
•
Switch to Two Column Keypad
•
Switch to Three Column Keypad
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System Online Labels – Error Messages
When Error Messages is selected in the Label Category to Edit field, the following dialog box will
appear.
The following set of online labels can be edited in the System Online Labels dialog box when Error
Messages is selected in the Label Category to Edit field.
Tip:
When changing online labels, be aware of the spaces before and after the new label. The
spaces will determine the placement of the label when the PanelMate unit enters Run Mode.
Standard Online Labels
•
Hardware Selection Disabled. Change Selection.
•
Invalid Entry. Press Any Key to Continue.
•
Invalid Entry. Reenter the Password.
•
Invalid Entry. Improper Confirmation. Reenter the Password.
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System Online Labels – Miscellaneous Text
When Miscellaneous Text is selected in the Label Category to Edit field, the following dialog box will
appear.
The following set of online labels can be edited in the System Online Labels dialog box when
Miscellaneous Text is selected in the Label Category to Edit field.
Tip:
When changing online labels, be aware of the spaces before and after the new label. The
spaces will determine the placement of the label when the PanelMate unit enters Run Mode.
Standard Online Labels
•
Directory of Page Titles
•
Press Directory for Additional Pages
•
ALARM PAGE
•
HOST DISPLAY WINDOW
•
SETUP PAGE
•
PAGE
•
<NO CONTROL>
•
Current Date:
•
Press Page Number Below
•
Remote Mode Change Requested OK to Proceed?
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System Online Labels – Display System/Configuration Info.
When Display System/Configuration Info. is selected in the Label Category to Edit field, the following
dialog box will appear.
The following set of online labels can be edited in the System Online Labels dialog box when Display
System/Configuration Info. is selected in the Label Category to Edit field.
Tip:
When changing online labels, be aware of the spaces before and after the new label. The
spaces will determine the placement of the label when the PanelMate unit enters Run Mode.
Standard Online Labels
•
USER CONFIGURATION
•
EXECUTIVE FIRMWARE
•
INSTALLED DRIVERS
•
Name:
•
Version:
•
Date/Time:
•
Free Bytes:
•
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System Online Labels – Alarm Text
When Alarm Text is selected in the Label Category to Edit field, the following dialog box will appear.
The following set of online labels can be edited in the System Online Labels dialog box when Alarm
Text is selected in the Label Category to Edit field.
Tip:
When changing online labels, be aware of the spaces before and after the new label. The
spaces will determine the placement of the label when the PanelMate unit enters Run Mode.
Standard Online Labels
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Clrd
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Ackd
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LOW ALARM
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HIGH ALARM
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System Online Labels – Contrast Adjustment Soft Key Prompts
When Contrast Adjustment Soft Key Prompts is selected in the Label Category to Edit field, the
following dialog box will appear.
The following set of online labels can be edited in the System Online Labels dialog box when Contrast
Adjustment Soft Key Prompts is selected in the Label Category to Edit field.
Tip:
When changing online labels, be aware of the spaces before and after the new label. The
spaces will determine the placement of the label when the PanelMate unit enters Run Mode.
Standard Online Labels
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Adjust Contrast
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Invert
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Lighter
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Darker
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Save Setting
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System Online Labels – Touchscreen Button Templates
When Touchscreen Button Templates is selected in the Label Category to Edit field, the following
dialog box will appear.
The following set of online labels can be edited in the System Online Labels dialog box when
Touchscreen Button Templates is selected in the Label Category to Edit field.
Tip:
When changing online labels, be aware of the spaces before and after the new label. The
spaces will determine the placement of the label when the PanelMate unit enters Run Mode.
Standard Online Labels
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Cleaning Mode
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Calibrate Touchscreen
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System Online Labels – Touchscreen Keypad Entry Labels
When Touchscreen Keypad Entry Labels is selected in the Label Category to Edit field, the following
dialog box will appear.
The following set of online labels can be edited in the System Online Labels dialog box when
Maintenance Template Soft Key Prompts is selected in the Label Category to Edit field.
Tip:
When changing online labels, be aware of the spaces before and after the new label. The
spaces will determine the placement of the label when the PanelMate unit enters Run Mode.
Standard Online Labels
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Enter New Reference:
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Enter New PLC Name:
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System Online Labels – Touchscreen Control Keys
When Touchscreen Control Keys is selected in the Label Category to Edit field, the following dialog
box will appear.
The following set of online labels can be edited in the System Online Labels dialog box when
Touchscreen Control Keys is selected in the Label Category to Edit field.
Tip:
When changing online labels, be aware of the spaces before and after the new label. The
spaces will determine the placement of the label when the PanelMate unit enters Run Mode.
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Standard Online Labels
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DEL
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>>
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<<
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SPACE
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SEL
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CLEAR
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MORE
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DIR
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ENTER
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RSEL
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ALARM
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ACCPT
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PREV
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NEXT
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RETRN
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Chapter 10: Templates
Templates
In this chapter, you will learn:
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About the Indicator Template
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About the Readout Template
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About the Bar Template
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About the Table Template
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About the Bar Trend Template
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About the Line Trend Template
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About the Display Template
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Indicator Template
Indicator Templates are designed to be used as the lights and buttons of a control panel and are used to
indicate the status of devices and to control them, e.g., by turning them on or off.
The Indicator Template consists of three tabbed dialog boxes that are listed below.
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Indicator Template - Indicator Attributes Tab
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Indicator Template - Indicator States Tab
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Indicator Template - Control Definitions Tab
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Indicator Template – Indicator Attributes Tab
The Indicator Template - Indicator Attributes Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Indicator Template - Indicator Attributes Tab dialog box are described below.
Device Name: Allows you to enter a device name. The device name will display in the upper area of
the template in the normal font. You may press the Return key to insert a carriage return.
The Device Name field has an auto centering capability. If you wish to center the Device Name, check
the Device Names box in the Auto Centering field in the Configuration Properties dialog box.
Note that the name used in the Device Name field may be part of an alarm message. Be aware that only
22 characters for the Device Name will appear when the alarm message displays in Run Mode. The
Device Name field allows you to enter more than 22 characters to allow for control key combinations
for the redefined characters in the Font Editor. For more information on redefined characters, refer to
the Font Editor topic.
Template Size In Cells
Height: Displays the height of the Indicator Template as 1. This value cannot be changed.
Width: Allows you to enter the width of the Indicator Template as 1 or 2.
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Refresh Affected Graphics Online: Allows all other templates, variable-sized templates, and graphics
that lie within the area of the template to be refreshed to properly reflect the layering of objects on the
page whenever the template is updated.
Indicator Label Font: Defines the font used in the status (lower) area of the template. You can select
Normal, Double-High, or Quad font. For maximum readability, choose the largest size that fits in the
template.
Enable Conditional Visibility: Allows you to determine if the template will appear on a page based on
the value of the Visibility Expression. If the Enable Conditional Visibility box is not checked, the
template will always appear on the page.
It is important to note that a template, which is invisible because the Visibility Expression evaluates to
false, will still impose the same memory and polling response impact as when the template is visible.
Therefore, the visibility feature should not be used to circumvent page number or capacity limitations.
Visibility Expression: Allows you to enter a conditional expression if the Enable Conditional
Visibility box is checked. If the Visibility Expression evaluates to false (equal to zero), the
template will be erased and all template updating will be deactivated when in Run Mode. If the
Visibility Expression evaluates to true (not equal to zero), the template will appear and all template
updating will be activated when in Run Mode.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using
the button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,)
after entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using
Tags.
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Indicator Template – Indicator States Tab
The Indicator Template - Indicator States Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Indicator Template - Indicator States Tab dialog box are described below.
Indicator Label/Conditional Expression/Alm/Ack: Displays five lines that define various states of
the device. This includes indicator label text, conditional expressions, alarm status, and
acknowledgment status
Conditional Expression: Allows you to enter a conditional expression. The conditional expression can
be a numerical, logical or relational expression that evaluates to true or false. When a numerical
expression is evaluated if the result is even (least significant bit = 0), the value is false, and if the result
is odd (least significant bit = 1), the value is true.
In Run Mode, if an expression is satisfied (true or false), the characteristics defined for that line are
used to display the template. If more than one expression is satisfied at the same time, the line with the
highest priority displays. Line 1 has the highest priority and line 5 has the lowest.
When an expression results in an invalid equation (e.g., division by zero, etc.), no value or graphics are
If a true expression goes false in a later scan, the display for the true expression is erased.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
Refer to the appropriate Communication Driver Manual for information regarding the format for
specific PLC word references.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
Indicator Label: Allows you to enter a label for the Indicator Template. This field accepts normalsized characters entered in the Indicator Label box. The Indicator Template will limit the number of
characters you can enter depending upon the template size (normal or double-wide) or character size
(normal, double high, or quad).
Be sure to view the template on the page to ensure the desired appearance.
The Indicator Label field has an auto centering capability. If you wish to center the Indicator Label,
check the Indicator Labels box in the Auto Centering field in the Configuration Properties dialog
box.
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FG: Allows you to select the foreground color or intensity for the control label. The FG button will
display the standard Color Selection Palette.
BG: Allows you to select the background color or intensity for the control label. The BG button will
display the standard Color Selection Palette.
Alarm
Alarm: Allows you to designate any line of the template definition as an alarm state. If the Alarm
box is selected and the conditional expression evaluates to be true, an alarm message will be
placed in the alarm list and sent to the printer if one is configured.
If the Alarm box is selected, the condition associated with the alarm will be monitored at all times,
regardless of the page being displayed. Judicious use of the alarm state is recommended to
maximize the response time of the PanelMate unit.
Acknowledge: Allows you to determine if the associated alarm must be acknowledged before the
alarm is removed from the alarm list.
If the Acknowledge box is selected, the operator must acknowledge the corresponding alarm
message before the alarm will be removed from the alarm list. If the Acknowledge box is not
selected, the alarm message will be automatically removed from the list when the alarm condition
clears.
Note that a cleared alarm message will be sent to the printer if one is configured.
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Indicator Template – Control Definitions Tab
The Indicator Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Indicator Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box are described below.
Control Label/PLC Bit Reference: Displays the control labels and PLC bit references and allows you
to define the control buttons on the right side of the PanelMate unit. Line 1 corresponds to the top
control button; line 2 corresponds to the next control button down, etc. It is not necessary to use all
control buttons. Simply leave a line blank if you do not want a control button at a particular location.
If a control button is defined, a small arrow will be displayed in the lower left corner of a template to
indicate to the operator that a control function is available.
When a control button is pressed, the PanelMate unit sends a command to the PLC to set the referenced
bit (e.g., 120 00) to 1. When the button is released, a separate command is sent to set the bit to a 0
(zero), thus providing a momentary input to the PLC. If a maintained input is desired, the bit may be
latched in PLC logic.
Control Label: Allows you to enter a label for a control button. This field accepts three lines of
normal-sized alphanumeric characters. The text does not automatically wrap. Press the Return key to
insert a carriage return.
The Control Label field has an auto centering capability. If you wish to center the Control Label, check
the Control Button Labels box in the Auto Centering field in the Configuration Properties dialog box.
FG: Allows you to select the foreground color or intensity for the control label. The FG button will
display the standard Color Selection Palette.
BG: Allows you to select the background color or intensity for the control label. The BG button will
display the standard Color Selection Palette.
PLC Bit Reference: Allows you to enter a PLC bit reference for the control button. This field accepts
alphanumeric characters that define the PLC bit to be set while an operator presses the corresponding
control button. You cannot use expressions or conditional logic.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
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Readout Template
Readout Templates are designed to be used as numerical readout devices on a control panel and are
used to display a digital value. The PanelMate unit also provides two ways for the operator to change a
PLC value.
The Readout Template consists of three tabbed dialog boxes that are listed below.
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Readout Template - Readout Attributes Tab
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Readout Template - Expressions Tab
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Readout Template - Control Definitions Tab
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Readout Template – Readout Attributes Tab
The Readout Template - Readout Attributes Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Readout Template - Readout Attributes Tab dialog box are described below.
Device Name: Allows you to enter a device name. The device name will display in the upper area of
the template in the normal font. You may press the Return key to insert a carriage return.
The Device Name field has an auto centering capability. If you wish to center the Device Name, check
the Device Names box in the Auto Centering field in the Configuration Properties dialog box.
Note that the name used in the Device Name field may be part of an alarm message. Be aware that only
22 characters for the Device Name will appear when the alarm message displays in Run Mode. The
Device Name field allows you to enter more than 22 characters to allow for control key combinations
for the redefined characters in the Font Editor. For more information on redefined characters, refer to
the Font Editor topic.
Template Size In Cells
Height: Displays the height of the Readout Template as 1. This value cannot be changed.
Width: Allows you to enter the width of the Readout Template as 1 or 2.
Value 1 Font: Allows you to select the font for the characters used in the status (lower) area of the
Readout Template. The selections are Normal, Double-High, or Quad. For maximum readability,
choose the largest size that fits in the template.
Note that redefining the Double-High or Quad fonts limits your character size choices.
The maximum number of digits for a Readout Template is based upon the combination of template size
and character size.
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A 1-wide template with normal characters can display 9 digits.
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A 1-wide template with quad characters can display 6 digits.
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A 1-wide template with double high characters can display 9 digits.
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A 2-wide template with normal characters can display 18 digits.
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A 2-wide template with quad characters can display 12 digits.
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A 2-wide template with double high characters can display 18 digits.
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Units: Allows you to define the type of units that will be displayed to the operator, such as “Deg. F” or
“gals”. The Units field accepts alphanumeric characters. This field is not displayed on a single-width
template when Value 2 is displayed.
Decimal Places: Allows you to determine how the number will be formatted when displayed. This field
accepts the numbers 0 through 9.
Refresh Affected Graphics Online: Allows all other templates, variable-sized templates, and graphics
that lie within the area of the template to be refreshed to properly reflect the layering of objects on the
page whenever the template is updated.
Enable Conditional Visibility: Allows you to determine if the Readout Template will appear on a
page based on the value of the Visibility Expression. If the Enable Conditional Visibility box is not
checked, the template will always appear on the page.
It is important to note that a template, which is invisible because the Visibility Expression evaluates to
false, will still impose the same memory and polling response impact as when the template is visible.
Therefore, the visibility feature should not be used to circumvent page number or capacity limitations.
Visibility Expression: Allows you to enter a conditional expression if the Enable Conditional
Visibility box is checked. If the Visibility Expression evaluates to false (equal to zero), the
template will be erased and all template updating will be deactivated when in Run Mode. If the
Visibility Expression evaluates to true (not equal to zero), the template will appear and all template
updating will be activated when in Run Mode.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using
the button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,)
after entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using
Tags.
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Readout Template – Expressions Tab
The Readout Template - Expressions Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Readout Template - Expressions Tab dialog box are described below.
Value 1: Allows you to enter a value expression. The result of this expression will be the value
displayed in the Readout Template.
When viewing the Readout Template, Value 1 will be in the center of the template.
The expression entered may include as many PLC word or bit references as needed, as well as
mathematical operations. Parentheses may be used to change the order of operations.
The following examples of expressions use a generic format. Refer to the appropriate Communication
Driver Manual for information regarding the format for specific PLC word references.
[123]
The expression can be a single word reference. This example references word 123.
([123]*10)+[124]
This mathematical expression includes PLC references and constants that solve to a value.
[name1,242]+[name2,243]
Information from multiple PLCs can be included in the same expression. In this expression, word
242 in PLC name1 is added to word 243 in PLC name2.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
Value 2: Allows you to enter a value expression. The result of this expression will be the value
displayed in the Readout Template.
When viewing the Readout Template, Value 2 will be at the bottom of the template. It is most often
used as the setpoint for the device.
The expression entered may include as many PLC word or bit references as needed, as well as
mathematical operations. Parentheses may be used to change the order of operations.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
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High Alarm: Allows you to enter a High Alarm Expression. The results of the High Alarm Expression
are compared to the results of the Value 1 Expression. If Value 1 exceeds the High Alarm Expression
value, an alarm message is placed in the alarm list. When in an alarm state, the template will be
displayed as follows:
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For PanelMate Grayscale units, the template will be displayed with medium intensity
characters on a blinking high intensity background.
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For PanelMate Color units, the template will be displayed with white characters on a blinking
red background.
The High Alarm Expression can include multiple PLC word and bit references. Mathematical and
Boolean expressions may be used including multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. You
may also enter a single constant value (e.g., 900) as an expression. Parentheses may be used to change
the order of operations.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
This is an optional entry. If no alarm is desired for this device, leave this field blank.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
Low Alarm: Allows you to enter a Low Alarm Expression. The results of the Low Alarm Expression
are compared to the results of the Value 1 Expression. If Value 1 is less than the Low Alarm
Expression value, an alarm message is placed in the alarm list. When in an alarm state, the template
will be displayed as follows:
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For PanelMate Grayscale units, the template will be displayed with medium intensity
characters on a blinking high intensity background.
•
For PanelMate Color units, the template will be displayed with white characters on a blinking
red background.
The Low Alarm Expression can include multiple PLC word and bit references. Mathematical and
Boolean expressions may be used including multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. You
may also enter a single constant value (e.g., 900) as an expression. Parentheses may be used to change
the order of operations.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
This is an optional entry. If no alarm is desired for this device, leave this field blank.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
Deadband Range: Allows you to enter a number between 0-99 that will represent the percentage of
the high alarm value minus the low alarm value that defines the width of the deadband.
The deadband range is an area below the high alarm value and above the low alarm value, that must be
crossed before Value is considered to have returned to normal status (go out of alarm). The deadband
range prevents multiple alarm messages from being generated when Value is hovering around an alarm
threshold.
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Alarm Acknowledge: Allows you to determine if the associated alarm must be acknowledged before
the alarm is removed from the alarm list.
If the Alarm Acknowledge box is selected, the operator must acknowledge the corresponding alarm
message before the alarm will be removed from the alarm list. If the Alarm Acknowledge box is not
selected, the alarm message will be automatically removed from the list when the alarm condition
clears.
Note that a cleared alarm message will be sent to the printer if one is configured.
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Readout Template – Control Definitions Tab
The Readout Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Readout Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box are described below.
Control Type: Allows you to define the control type used for the template. The selections are
described below.
None: Allows the template to show a value that the operator cannot control.
Buttons: Requires the operator to use control buttons to change a setpoint value. If you choose
Buttons, the dialog box will change. Refer to the Readout Template - Control Definitions Tab
with Button Control topic for more information.
Numeric: Requires the operator to enter a setpoint value. If you choose Numeric, the dialog box
will change. Refer to the Readout Template - Control Definitions Tab with Numeric Control
topic for more information.
Note that if Numeric or Button is selected, a small arrow will display in the lower left corner of the
template to indicate to the operator that a control function is available.
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Readout Template – Control Definitions Tab with Button Control
The Readout Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box with button control is shown below.
The Readout Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box with button control defines the control
buttons on your PanelMate unit. If a control button is defined, a small arrow will display in the lower
left corner of the template to indicate to the operator that a control function is available.When a control
button is pressed, the PanelMate unit sends a command to the PLC to set the referenced bit (e.g., [120
00]) to 1. When the button is released, a separate command is sent to set the bit to 0, thus providing a
momentary input to the PLC. If a maintained input is desired, the bit may be latched in PLC logic.
The fields in the Readout Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box are described below.
Control Label/PLC Bit Reference: Displays the control button labels and the associated PLC Bit
Reference. Line 1 corresponds to the top control button; line 2 corresponds to the next control button
down, etc. It is not necessary to use all control buttons. Simply leave a line blank if you do not want a
control button at that location.
Control Label: Allows you to enter the control button label. The Control Label field accepts three
lines of normal-size alphanumeric characters. Use spaces or a carriage return to move the text to the
desired location. Note that on the configuration page, the text displayed in the control button will be
truncated; but when in Run Mode, the text will automatically wrap to the next line. If the text wraps to
the next line, you can eliminate a carriage return in some cases.
The Control Label field has an auto centering capability. If you wish to center the Control Label, check
the Control Button Labels box in the Auto Centering field in the Configuration Properties dialog box.
FG: Allows you to select the foreground color or intensity for the control label. The FG button will
display the standard Color Selection Palette.
BG: Allows you to select the background color or intensity for the control label. The BG button will
display the standard Color Selection Palette.
PLC Bit Reference: Allows you to enter a PLC bit reference. The PLC Bit Reference field accepts
alphanumeric characters that define the PLC bit to be set while an operator presses the corresponding
control button. Expressions or conditional logic cannot be entered.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
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Readout Template – Control Definitions Tab with Numeric Control
The Readout Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box with numeric control is shown below.
The fields in the Readout Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box with numeric control are
described below.
Input Value Expression: Allows you to enter any mathematical expression that must be performed on
the operator’s input before the number is stored in the PLC. A question mark inside brackets, [?], is
used to designate the operator input. The expression entered here may include as many PLC word or bit
references as needed, as well as mathematical operations. Parentheses may be used to change the order
of operations.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
If the operator input is to be entered in the PLC as-is, enter [?] in the field. Refer to the examples
below.
([?]-32)*5/9
The operator’s input is changed from Fahrenheit to Celsius.
[?]*([?]>=0)*([?]<=100)+([?]<0)*[123]+([?]>100)*[123]
Target Word Address is [123]
This expression limits entries between 0 and 100 to the PLC register. Any value outside this range
has no effect on the value in the register.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
Target Word Address: Allows you to define the location of the operator’s input in the PLC as the
result of the Input.
For example, to store a value in register 364 as a signed, 16-bit integer, use Target Word Address
[364#S16].
Note that the example uses a generic format. Refer to the appropriate Communication Driver Manual
for information regarding the format for specific PLC word references.
If the template is configured to have numeric control, a target address and input expression must be
entered. Failure to include this information will result in a Watchdog Time-out error when the template
is selected online.
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Password Protection: Allows you to lock out access to numeric entry unless the operator provides the
correct password or unlocks the security keyswitch wired to the PanelMate unit. The selections are
listed below:
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None
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Keyswitch Only
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Keyswitch and Password A
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Keyswitch and Password B
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Keyswitch and Password A or B
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Password A Only
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Password B Only
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Password A or B
Password protection must be validated each time the template is selected for numeric entry.
The template will not be displayed unless the operator provides the correct password or unlocks the
security keyswitch wired to the PanelMate unit.
Password A and Password B are defined in the System Parameters - Password Tab dialog box.
The security keyswitch is an option that may be ordered as a spare part from the Cutler-Hammer
Customer Service Department. Note that a security keyswitch cannot be connected to the PanelMate
Power Series 1500 and are not available for PanelMate PC.
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Bar Template
Bar Templates are designed to be used as the analog meters and faceplates on a control panel and are
used to indicate a value in analog fashion, with a bar graph. The bar graph can show current value,
setpoint, and high and low alarm levels. The current value and setpoint are also displayed digitally. The
PanelMate unit also provides two ways for the operator to change a PLC value.
The Bar Template consists of three tabbed dialog boxes that are displayed below.
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Bar Template - Bar Attributes Tab
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Bar Template - Expressions Tab
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Bar Template - Control Definitions Tab
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Bar Template – Bar Attributes Tab
The Bar Template - Bar Attributes Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Bar Template - Bar Attributes Tab dialog box are described below.
Device Name: Allows you to enter a device name. The device name will display in the upper area of
the template in the normal font. You may press the Return key to insert a carriage return.
The Device Name field has an auto centering capability. If you wish to center the Device Name, check
the Device Names box in the Auto Centering field in the Configuration Properties dialog box.
Note that the name used in the Device Name field may be part of an alarm message. Be aware that only
22 characters for the Device Name will appear when the alarm message displays in Run Mode. The
Device Name field allows you to enter more than 22 characters to allow for control key combinations
for the redefined characters in the Font Editor. For more information on redefined characters, refer to
the Font Editor topic.
Template Size In Cells
Height: Allows you to enter the height of the Bar Template as 2 or 3.
Width: Displays the width of the Bar Template as 1. This value cannot be changed.
Refresh Affected Graphics Online: Allows all other templates, variable-sized templates, and graphics
that lie within the area of the template to be refreshed to properly reflect the layering of objects on the
page whenever the template is updated.
Units: Allows you to define the type of units that will be displayed to the operator, such as “Deg. F” or
“gals”. The Units field accepts alphanumeric characters.
Enable Conditional Visibility: Allows you to determine if the Bar Template will appear on a page
based on the value of the Visibility Expression. If the Enable Conditional Visibility box is not checked,
the template will always appear on the page.
It is important to note that a template, which is invisible because the Visibility Expression evaluates to
false, will still impose the same memory and polling response impact as when the template is visible.
Therefore, the visibility feature should not be used to circumvent page number or capacity limitations.
Visibility Expression: Allows you to enter a conditional expression if the Enable Conditional
Visibility box is checked. If the Visibility Expression evaluates to false (equal to zero), the
template will be erased and all template updating will be deactivated when in Run Mode. If the
Visibility Expression evaluates to true (not equal to zero), the template will appear and all template
updating will be activated when in Run Mode.
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If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using
the button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,)
after entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using
Tags.
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Bar Template – Expression Tab
The Bar Template - Expressions Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Bar Template - Expressions Tab dialog box are described below.
Value 1: Allows you to enter a value expression. The result of this expression will be the value
displayed in the Bar Template.
When viewing the Bar Template, Value 1 will be displayed as follows:
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For PanelMate Grayscale units, Value 1 is displayed as a high intensity bar on the template.
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For PanelMate Color units, Value 1 is displayed as a green bar on the template.
The expression entered may include as many PLC word or bit references as needed, as well as
mathematical operations. Parentheses may be used to change the order of operations.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
The following examples of expressions use a generic format. Refer to the appropriate Communication
Driver Manual for information regarding the format for specific PLC word references.
[123]
The expression can be a single word reference. This example references word 123.
([123]*10)+[124]
This mathematical expression includes PLC references and constants that solve to a value.
[name1,242]+[name2,243]
Information from multiple PLCs can be included in the same expression. In this expression, word
242 in PLC name1 is added to word 243 in PLC name2.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
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Value 2: Allows you to enter a value expression. The result of this expression will be the value
displayed in the Bar Template.
When viewing the Bar Template, Value 2 will be displayed as follows:
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For PanelMate Grayscale units, Value 2 is displayed as a medium intensity horizontal line to
the right of the Value 1 bar.
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For PanelMate Color units, Value 2 is displayed as a white horizontal line to the right of the
Value 1 bar. It is most often used as the setpoint for the device.
The expression entered may include as many PLC word or bit references as needed, as well as
mathematical operations. Parentheses may be used to change the order of operations.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
High Alarm: Allows you to enter a High Alarm Expression. The results of the High Alarm Expression
are compared to the results of the Value 1 Expression. If Value 1 exceeds the High Alarm Expression
value, an alarm message is placed in the alarm list. When in an alarm state, the bar will be displayed as
follows:
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For PanelMate Grayscale units, ALARM! will appear on the template (below the Device
Name) in medium foreground intensity on blinking high intensity background. A High Alarm
bar is shown in high intensity to the right of the Value 1 bar.
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For PanelMate Color units, ALARM! will appear on the template (below the Device Name) in
white on blinking red. A High Alarm bar is shown in red to the right of the Value 1 bar.
The High Alarm Expression can include multiple PLC word and bit references. Mathematical
operations that may be used are multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. You may also enter
a single constant value (e.g., 900) as an expression. Parentheses may be used to change the order of
operations. This is an optional entry. If no alarm is desired for this device, leave this field blank.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
Low Alarm: Allows you to enter a Low Alarm Expression. The results of the Low Alarm Expression
are compared to the results of the Value 1 Expression. If Value 1 is less than the Low Alarm
Expression value, an alarm message is placed in the alarm list. When in an alarm state, the bar will be
displayed as follows:
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For PanelMate Grayscale units, ALARM! will appear on the template (below the Device
Name) in medium foreground intensity on blinking high intensity background. A Low Alarm
bar is shown in high intensity to the right of the Value 1 bar.
•
For PanelMate Color units, ALARM! will appear on the template (below the Device Name) in
white on blinking red. A Low Alarm bar is shown in red to the right of the Value 1 bar.
The Low Alarm Expression can include multiple PLC word and bit references. Mathematical
operations that may be used are multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. You may also enter
a single constant value (e.g., 900) as an expression. Parentheses may be used to change the order of
operations. This is an optional entry. If no alarm is desired for this device, leave this field blank.
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If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
Max Calibration: Allows you to determine the highest point of the Value 1 bar. This value displays on
the template. This six-character text box accepts 6 digits, or 5 digits with a decimal point placed
anywhere in the field.
On a 3-high Bar Template, the PanelMate unit will use the Maximum and Minimum Calibrations to
calculate the bar’s midpoint and will place that value on the template.
Min Calibration: Allows you to determine the lowest point of the Value 1 bar trend. This value
displays on the template. This six-character text box accepts 6 digits, or 5 digits with a decimal point
placed anywhere in the field.
On a 3-high Bar Template, the PanelMate unit will use the Maximum and Minimum Calibrations to
calculate the bar’s midpoint and will place that value on the template.
Deadband Range: Allows you to enter a number between 0-99 that will represent the percentage of
the high alarm value minus the low alarm value that defines the width of the deadband.
The deadband range is an area below the high alarm value and above the low alarm value, that must be
crossed before Value is considered to have returned to normal status (go out of alarm). The deadband
range prevents multiple alarm messages from being generated when Value is hovering around an alarm
threshold.
Alarm Acknowledge: Allows you to determine if the associated alarm must be acknowledged before
the alarm is removed from the alarm list.
If the Alarm Acknowledge box is selected, the operator must acknowledge the corresponding alarm
message before the alarm will be removed from the alarm list. If the Alarm Acknowledge box is not
selected, the alarm message will be automatically removed from the list when the alarm condition
clears.
Note that a cleared alarm message will be sent to the printer if one is configured.
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Bar Template – Control Definitions Tab
The Bar Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Bar Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box are described below.
Control Type: Allows you to define the control type used for the template. The selections are
described below.
None: Allows the template to show a value that the operator cannot control.
Buttons: Requires the operator to use control buttons to change a setpoint value. If you choose
Buttons, the dialog box will change. Refer to the Bar Template - Control Definitions Tab with
Button Control topic for more information.
Numeric: Requires the operator to enter a setpoint value. If you choose Numeric, the dialog box
will change. Refer to the Bar Template - Control Definitions Tab with Numeric Control topic
for more information.
Note that if Numeric or Button is selected, a small arrow will display in the lower left corner of the
template to indicate to the operator that a control function is available.
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Bar Template – Control Definitions Tab with Button Control
The Bar Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box with button control is shown below.
The Bar Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box with button control defines the control
buttons on your PanelMate unit. If a control button is defined, a small arrow will display in the lower
left corner of the template to indicate to the operator that a control function is available.
When a control button is pressed, the PanelMate unit sends a command to the PLC to set the referenced
bit (e.g., [120 00]) to 1. When the button is released, a separate command is sent to set the bit to 0, thus
providing a momentary input to the PLC. If a maintained input is desired, the bit may be latched in
PLC logic.
The fields in the Bar Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box are described below.
Control Label/PLC Bit Reference: Displays the control button labels and the associated PLC Bit
Reference. Line 1 corresponds to the top control button; line 2 corresponds to the next control button
down, etc. It is not necessary to use all control buttons. Simply leave a line blank if you do not want a
control button at that location.
Control Label: Allows you to enter the control button label. The Control Label field accepts three
lines of normal-size alphanumeric characters. Use spaces or a carriage return to move the text to the
desired location. Note that on the configuration page, the text displayed in the control button will be
truncated; but when in Run Mode, the text will automatically wrap to the next line. If the text wraps to
the next line, you can eliminate a carriage return in some cases.
The Control Label field has an auto centering capability. If you wish to center the Control Label, check
the Control Button Labels box in the Auto Centering field in the Configuration Properties dialog box.
FG: Allows you to select the foreground color or intensity for the control label. The FG button will
display the standard Color Selection Palette.
BG: Allows you to select the background color or intensity for the control label. The BG button will
display the standard Color Selection Palette.
PLC Bit Reference: Allows you to enter a PLC bit reference. The PLC Bit Reference field accepts
alphanumeric characters that define the PLC bit to be set while an operator presses the corresponding
control button. Expressions or conditional logic cannot be entered.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
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Bar Template – Control Definitions Tab with Numeric Control
The Bar Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box with numeric control is shown below.
The fields in the Bar Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box with numeric control are
described below.
Input Value Expression: Allows you to enter any mathematical expression that must be performed on
the operator’s input before the number is stored in the PLC. A question mark inside brackets, [?], is
used to designate the operator input. The expression entered here may include as many PLC word or bit
references as needed, as well as mathematical operations. Parentheses may be used to change the order
of operations.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
If the operator input is to be entered in the PLC as-is, enter [?] in the field. Refer to the examples
below.
([?]-32)*5/9
The operator’s input is changed from Fahrenheit to Celsius.
[?]*([?]>=0)*([?]<=100)+([?]<0)*[123]+([?]>100)*[123]
Target Word Address is [123]
This expression limits entries between 0 and 100 to the PLC register. Any value outside this range
has no effect on the value in the register.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
Target Word Address: Allows you to define the location of the operator’s input in the PLC as the
result of the Input.
For example, to store a value in register 364 as a signed, 16-bit integer, use Target Word Address
[364#S16].
Note that the example uses a generic format. Refer to the appropriate Communication Driver Manual
for information regarding the format for specific PLC word references.
If the template is configured to have numeric control, a target address and input expression must be
entered. Failure to include this information will result in a Watchdog Time-out error when the template
is selected online.
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Password Protection: Allows you to lock out access to numeric entry unless the operator provides the
correct password or unlocks the security keyswitch wired to the PanelMate unit. The selections are
listed below:
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None
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Keyswitch Only
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Keyswitch and Password A
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Keyswitch and Password B
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Keyswitch and Password A or B
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Password A Only
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Password B Only
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Password A or B
Password protection must be validated each time the template is selected for numeric entry.
The template will not be displayed unless the operator provides the correct password or unlocks the
security keyswitch wired to the PanelMate unit.
Password A and Password B are defined in the System Parameters - Password Tab dialog box.
The security keyswitch is an option that may be ordered as a spare part from the Cutler-Hammer
Customer Service Department. Note that a security keyswitch cannot be connected to the PanelMate
Power Series 1500 and are not available for PanelMate PC.
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Table Template
Table Templates are designed to display a table of values and accept numeric entry for all the items in
the table. Table Templates can be used for machine setup, recipe entry, or for any application requiring
a high-density display and entry of information.
Table Templates can support up to 50 independent entries. Each entry has a tag name, current value,
edit value, and a units field. The Table Template has built-in scroll capabilities to allow you to select
the desired entry field. A scroll indicator at left side of the template indicates top and bottom with stop
bars. The presence of more items is identified by up or down arrows. The control buttons on the right
of the screen permit up/down scrolling, return to home or open a selected field for numeric entry.
The control indicator at the bottom left of the template indicates control is available for a particular
entry. You can configure each entry for numeric entry or for display only.
The Table Template consists of two tabbed dialog boxes that are listed below.
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Table Template - Table Attributes Tab
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Table Template - Table Entries Tab
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Table Template – Table Attributes Tab
The Table Template - Table Attributes Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Table Template - Table Attributes Tab dialog box are described below.
Device Name: Allows you to enter a device name. The device name will display in the upper area of
the template in the normal font. You may press the Return key to insert a carriage return.
The Device Name field has an auto centering capability. If you wish to center the Device Name, check
the Device Names box in the Auto Centering field in the Configuration Properties dialog box.
Note that the name used in the Device Name field may be part of an alarm message. Be aware that only
22 characters for the Device Name will appear when the alarm message displays in Run Mode. The
Device Name field allows you to enter more than 22 characters to allow for control key combinations
for the redefined characters in the Font Editor. For more information on redefined characters, refer to
the Font Editor topic.
Template Size In Cells
Height: Allows you to enter the height of the Table Template as 1, 2, or 3. The height of the Table
Template determines the number of table entries that can be displayed at one time.
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A 1-high template can display 2 table entries.
•
A 2-high template can display 9 table entries.
• A 3-high template can display 16 table entries.
Width: Allows you to enter the width of the Table Template as 2 or 3.
Parameters Tag: Allows you to enter a title for the Parameters column in the Table Template. The
Parameters Tag field accepts 12 normal-sized characters in a 2-wide template and accepts 18 normalsized characters in a 3-wide template.
Edit Value Tag: Allows you to enter a title for the Edit Values column in the Table Template. The
Edit Value field is enabled only when a 3-Wide template is being configured. The field accepts up to 6
normal-sized characters. These values are the operator’s input. The Edit Value Tag field values remain
until the Table Template is re-selected or when the page is first displayed. Refer to the Input Value
Expression field in the Table Template - Table Entries Tab topic for more information.
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Current Value Tag: Allows you to enter a title for the Current Values column in the Table Template.
The Current Value Tag field accepts up to 7 normal-sized characters. Refer to the Value Expression
field in the Table Template - Table Entries Tab topic for more information.
Units Tag: Allows you to enter a title for the Units column in the Table Template. The Units Tag field
accepts up to 5 normal-sized characters.
Password Protection: Allows you to lock out access to numeric entry unless the operator provides the
correct password or unlocks the security keyswitch wired to the PanelMate unit. The selections are
listed below:
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None
•
Keyswitch Only
•
Keyswitch and Password A
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Keyswitch and Password B
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Keyswitch and Password A or B
•
Password A Only
•
Password B Only
•
Password A or B
Password protection must be validated each time the template is selected for numeric entry.
The template will not be displayed unless the operator provides the correct password or unlocks the
security keyswitch wired to the PanelMate unit.
Password A and Password B are defined in the System Parameters - Password Tab dialog box.
The security keyswitch is an option that may be ordered as a spare part from the Cutler-Hammer
Customer Service Department. Note that a security keyswitch cannot be connected to the PanelMate
Power Series 1500 and are not available for PanelMate PC.
Refresh Affected Graphics Online: Allows all other templates, variable-sized templates, and graphics
that lie within the area of the template to be refreshed to properly reflect the layering of objects on the
page whenever the template is updated.
Enable Conditional Visibility: Allows you to determine if the Table Template will appear on a page
based on the value of the Visibility Expression. If the Enable Conditional Visibility box is not checked,
the template will always appear on the page.
It is important to note that a template, which is invisible because the Visibility Expression evaluates to
false, will still impose the same memory and polling response impact as when the template is visible.
Therefore, the visibility feature should not be used to circumvent page number or capacity limitations.
Visibility Expression: Allows you to enter a conditional expression if the Enable Conditional
Visibility box is checked. If the Visibility Expression evaluates to false (equal to zero), the
template will be erased and all template updating will be deactivated when in Run Mode. If the
Visibility Expression evaluates to true (not equal to zero), the template will appear and all template
updating will be activated when in Run Mode.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using
the button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,)
after entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using
Tags.
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Table Template – Table Entries Tab
The Table Template - Table Entries Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Table Template - Table Entries Tab dialog box are described below.
Parameters/Value Expression/Input Value Expression/Target Word Address: Displays
parameters, value expression, input value expressions, and target word address configured for the Table
Template. You can configure up to 50 independent display/entry fields.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
Line 1 of the table corresponds to the first item, line 2 corresponds to the second line, etc. It is not
necessary to use all 50 lines. When the PanelMate unit goes online, the scroll will stop at the last
completed entry. You may leave blank lines in the table and use lines for display purposes only.
Parameters: Allows you to enter the descriptor for each individual table entry.
The Parameter field information is saved to disk only if there is a number in the Value Expression
Column. To save parameter text for test purposes, enter a Value Expression of 1.
Decimal Places: Allows you to determine how the number will be formatted when displayed in the
Current Value field and the Edit Value field. This field accepts the numbers 0 through 5.
Value Expression: Allows you to enter a value expression. The result of this expression will be the
value displayed in the Table Template. This expression is any mathematical operation to be performed
on the monitored value before it is displayed on the screen.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
The expression entered may include as many PLC word or bit references as needed, as well as
mathematical operations. Parentheses may be used to change the order of operations.
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The following examples of expressions use a generic format. Refer to the appropriate Communication
Driver Manual for information regarding the format for specific PLC word references.
[123]
The expression can be a single word reference. This example references word 123.
([123]*10)+[124]
This mathematical expression includes PLC references and constants that solve to a value.
[name1,242]+[name2,243]
Information from multiple PLCs can be included in the same expression. In this expression, word
242 in PLC name1 is added to word 243 in PLC name2.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
Input Value Expression: Allows you to enter any mathematical expression that must be performed on
the operator’s input before the number is stored in the PLC. A question mark inside brackets, [?], is
used to designate the operator input. The expression entered here may include as many PLC word or bit
references as needed, as well as mathematical operations. Parentheses may be used to change the order
of operations.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
If the operator input is to be entered in the PLC as-is, enter [?] in the field. Refer to the examples
below.
([?]-32)*5/9
The operator’s input is changed from Fahrenheit to Celsius.
[?]*([?]>=0)*([?]<=100)+([?]<0)*[123]+([?]>100)*[123]
Target Word Address is [123]
This expression limits entries between 0 and 100 to the PLC register. Any value outside this range
has no effect on the value in the register.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
If an expression is defined for an individual entry, a small arrow will be displayed in the lower left
corner of the template to indicate that numeric entry is available while the template is selected.
Target Word Address: Allows you to define the location of the operator’s input in the PLC as the
result of the Input.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
For example, to store a value in register 364 as a signed, 16-bit integer, use Target Word Address
[364#S16].
Note that the example uses a generic format. Refer to the appropriate Communication Driver Manual
for information regarding the format for specific PLC word references.
If the template is configured to have numeric control, a target address and input expression must be
entered. Failure to include this information will result in a Watchdog Time-out error when the template
is selected online.
Units: Allows you to define the type of units that will be displayed to the operator, such as “Deg. F” or
“gals”. The Units field accepts alphanumeric characters.
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Bar Trend Template
Bar Trend Templates are designed to collect, store, and represent data in a manner that provides a
historical perspective on how a single data point has changed and that provides some insight on how
the data point may behave in the future.
The Bar Trend Template shows current value, setpoint, and high and low alarm levels. The current
value and setpoint display digitally.
The Bar Trend Template consists of three tabbed dialog boxes that are listed below.
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Bar Trend Templates - Bar Trend Attributes Tab
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Bar Trend Templates - Expressions Tab
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Bar Trend Templates - Control Definitions Tab
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Bar Trend Template – Bar Trend Attributes Tab
The Bar Trend Template - Bar Trend Attributes Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Bar Trend Template - Bar Trend Attributes Tab dialog box are described below.
Device Name: Allows you to enter a device name. The device name will display in the upper area of
the template in the normal font. You may press the Return key to insert a carriage return.
The Device Name field has an auto centering capability. If you wish to center the Device Name, check
the Device Names box in the Auto Centering field in the Configuration Properties dialog box.
Note that the name used in the Device Name field may be part of an alarm message. Be aware that only
22 characters for the Device Name will appear when the alarm message displays in Run Mode. The
Device Name field allows you to enter more than 22 characters to allow for control key combinations
for the redefined characters in the Font Editor. For more information on redefined characters, refer to
the Font Editor topic.
Template Size In Cells
Height: Allows you to enter the height of the Bar Trend Template as 1, 2, or 3.
Width: Allows you to enter the width of the Bar Trend Template as 2 or 3. The width of the Bar
Trend Template determines the number of trend samples that can be displayed at one time.
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A 2-wide template can display 16 trend samples.
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A 3-wide template can display 29 trend samples.
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Trigger Type: Allows you to select the trigger type for the trending. The selections are described
below.
Interval: Allows you to sample a trend value when a time period has elapsed. The Interval in
conjunction with the Trend Scan Delay designates the time interval between trend samples. (The
Trend Scan Delay is configured in the System Parameters - Communications Tab dialog box.)
The following equation is used to calculate the time interval between trend samples:
Trend Scan Delay x Interval = Sample Rate
For example, if the Trend Scan Delay is 2 seconds and the Interval is 3, the sample rate will be 6
seconds.
If the Interval trigger type is selected, the Interval Expression field will be displayed.
Discrete: Allows you to sample a trend value when an external value (e.g., a bit reference in the
PLC) changes resulting in the Interval Expression value changing from false to true. If the Discrete
trigger type is selected, the Discrete Expression field will be displayed.
Change: Allows you to sample a trend value when the Value 1 Expression (trend value) changes.
If the Change trigger type is selected, the Interval Expression field and the Discrete Expression
field will not be displayed.
If the Bar Trend Template has the Change trigger type configured and the source data is floating
point instead of integer, the data in the template will only update when the value prior to the
decimal point changes. When trending floating point values, it is better to use either the Interval or
Discrete trigger types.
Interval Expression: Appears only when the Interval trigger type is selected. The Interval Expression
field allows you to enter an expression that will determine the trend value sample rate. The result of the
Interval Expression multiplied by the Trend Scan Delay (set in the System Parameters - Remote Tab
dialog box) determines the trend value sample rate. The sample rate can range from 1 to 2,147,483
seconds.
For example, if the Trend Scan Delay is configured for 2 seconds and the Interval Expression evaluates
to 5, the trend will be updated every 10 seconds. If the resulting sample rate is 0, the data collection for
the trend template will be disabled. If the Trend Scan Delay is 0, it is assumed as 1 second when
calculating the sample rate.
Note that if an interval is selected that is too rapid for the PanelMate unit or PLC to keep up with the
request, a blank bar will appear where any interval has been missed. Low sample values might also
cause a blank bar to appear. To distinguish as low sample value from a missed interval, configure the
minimum calibration lower than the lowest expected minimum value.
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For PanelMate Grayscale units, Interval is the value that displays as a medium intensity
horizontal bar to the right of the Value 1 bar.
•
For PanelMate Color units, Interval is the value that displays as a blue horizontal bar to the
right of the Value 1 bar.
Mathematical operations that may be used are multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. You
may also enter a single constant value (e.g., 900) as an expression. Parentheses may be used to change
the order of operations.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
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Discrete Expression: Appears only when the Discrete trigger type is selected. The Discrete
Expression field allows you to enter an expression so that a trend will be sampled when the result of the
expression changes from false to true.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
Refresh Affected Graphics Online: Allows all other templates, variable-sized templates, and graphics
that lie within the area of the template to be refreshed to properly reflect the layering of objects on the
page whenever the template is updated.
Units: Allows you to define the type of units that will be displayed to the operator, such as “Deg. F” or
“gals”. The Units field accepts alphanumeric characters.
Enable Conditional Visibility: Allows you to determine if the Bar Trend Template will appear on a
page based on the value of the Visibility Expression. If the Enable Conditional Visibility box is not
checked, the template will always appear on the page.
It is important to note that a template, which is invisible because the Visibility Expression evaluates to
false, will still impose the same memory and polling response impact as when the template is visible.
Therefore, the visibility feature should not be used to circumvent page number or capacity limitations.
Visibility Expression: Allows you to enter a conditional expression if the Enable Conditional
Visibility box is checked. If the Visibility Expression evaluates to false (equal to zero), the
template will be erased and all template updating will be deactivated when in Run Mode. If the
Visibility Expression evaluates to true (not equal to zero), the template will appear and all template
updating will be activated when in Run Mode.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using
the button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,)
after entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using
Tags.
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Bar Trend Template – Expressions Tab
The Bar Trend Template - Expressions Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Bar Trend Template - Expressions Tab dialog box are described below.
Value 1: Allows you to enter a value expression. The result of this expression will be the value
displayed in the Bar Trend Template.
When viewing the Bar Trend Template, Value 1 will be displayed as follows:
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For PanelMate Grayscale units, Value 1 is displayed as a no intensity horizontal bar in the
center of the template.
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For PanelMate Color units, Value 1 is displayed as a green horizontal bar in the lower center
of the template.
The expression entered may include as many PLC word or bit references as needed, as well as
mathematical operations. Parentheses may be used to change the order of operations.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
The following examples of expressions use a generic format. Refer to the appropriate Communication
Driver Manual for information regarding the format for specific PLC word references.
[123]
The expression can be a single word reference. This example references word 123.
([123]*10)+[124]
This mathematical expression includes PLC references and constants that solve to a value.
[name1,242]+[name2,243]
Information from multiple PLCs can be included in the same expression. In this expression, word
242 in PLC name1 is added to word 243 in PLC name2.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
Note that Bar Trend Templates will not update if all references in these templates are unsolicited. If at
least one reference in a Bar Trend Template is not unsolicited, then all references will update.
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When floating point references are used, be certain the maximum possible value will not exceed the
PanelMate unit’s unsigned 32-bit word limit (4,294,967,295). A value exceeding the limit will cause a
Watchdog Time-out error or generate an Exception error during online or runtime operation. You may
wish to consider using scaled integer values instead of floating point values.
Value 2: Allows you to enter a value expression. The result of this expression will be the value
displayed in the Bar Trend Template.
When viewing the Bar Trend Template, Value 2 will be displayed as follows:
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For PanelMate Grayscale units, Value 2 is displayed as a high intensity bar to the left of the
Value 1 bar.
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For PanelMate Color units, Value 2 is displayed as a white horizontal bar to the left of the
Value 1 bar. It is most often used as the setpoint for the device.
The expression entered may include as many PLC word or bit references as needed, as well as
mathematical operations. Parentheses may be used to change the order of operations.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
Note that Bar Trend Templates will not update if all references in these templates are unsolicited. If at
least one reference in a Bar Trend Template is not unsolicited, then all references will update.
When floating point references are used, be certain the maximum possible value will not exceed the
PanelMate unit’s unsigned 32-bit word limit (4,294,967,295). A value exceeding the limit will cause a
Watchdog Time-out error or generate an Exception error during online or runtime operation. You may
wish to consider using scaled integer values instead of floating point values.
High Alarm: Allows you to enter a High Alarm Expression. The results of the High Alarm Expression
are compared to the results of the Value 1 Expression. If Value 1 exceeds the High Alarm Expression
value, an alarm message is placed in the alarm list. When in an alarm state, the trend sample will be
displayed as follows:
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For PanelMate Grayscale units, the trend sample is displayed in high intensity. The trend
sample will continue to be displayed in high intensity as other trend samples are being
collected as long as Value 1 exceeds the High Alarm Expression value. A High Alarm bar is
shown in high intensity to the left of the Bar Trend Template.
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For PanelMate Color units, the trend sample is displayed in red. The trend sample will
continue to be displayed in red as other trend samples are being collected as long as Value 1
exceeds the High Alarm Expression value. A High Alarm bar is shown in red to the left of the
Bar Trend Template.
The High Alarm Expression can include multiple PLC word and bit references. Mathematical
operations that may be used are multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. You may also enter
a single constant value (e.g., 900) as an expression. Parentheses may be used to change the order of
operations.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
This is an optional entry. If no alarm is desired for this device, leave this field blank.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
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Low Alarm: Allows you to enter a Low Alarm Expression. The results of the Low Alarm Expression
are compared to the results of the Value 1 Expression. If Value 1 is less than the Low Alarm
Expression value, an alarm message is placed in the alarm list. When in an alarm state, the trend sample
will be displayed as follows:
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For PanelMate Grayscale units, the variable-sized template is displayed in high intensity. The
trend sample will continue to be displayed in high intensity as other trend samples are being
collected as long as Value 1 is less than the Low Alarm Expression value. A Low Alarm bar is
shown in high intensity to the left of the Bar Trend Template.
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For PanelMate Color units, the variable-sized template is displayed in red. The trend sample
will continue to be displayed in red as other trend samples are being collected as long as Value
1 is less than the Low Alarm Expression value. A Low Alarm bar is shown in red to the left of
the Bar Trend Template.
The Low Alarm Expression can include multiple PLC word and bit references. Mathematical
operations that may be used are multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. You may also enter
a single constant value (e.g., 900) as an expression. Parentheses may be used to change the order of
operations.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
This is an optional entry. If no alarm is desired for this device, leave this field blank.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
Max Calibration: Allows you to determine the highest point of the line trend. This value displays on
the template. This six-character text box accepts 6 digits, or 5 digits with a decimal point placed
anywhere in the field.
Min Calibration: Allows you to determine the lowest point of the line trend. This value displays on
the template. This six-character text box accepts 6 digits, or 5 digits with a decimal point placed
anywhere in the field.
Deadband Range: Allows you to enter a number between 0-99 that will represent the percentage of
the high alarm value minus the low alarm value that defines the width of the deadband.
The deadband range is an area below the high alarm value and above the low alarm value, that must be
crossed before Value is considered to have returned to normal status (go out of alarm). The deadband
range prevents multiple alarm messages from being generated when Value is hovering around an alarm
threshold.
Alarm Acknowledge: Allows you to determine if the associated alarm must be acknowledged before
the alarm is removed from the alarm list.
If the Alarm Acknowledge box is selected, the operator must acknowledge the corresponding alarm
message before the alarm will be removed from the alarm list. If the Alarm Acknowledge box is not
selected, the alarm message will be automatically removed from the list when the alarm condition
clears.
Note that a cleared alarm message will be sent to the printer if one is configured.
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Bar Trend Template – Control Definitions Tab
The Bar Trend Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Bar Trend Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box are described below.
Control Type: Allows you to define the control type used for the template. The selections are
described below.
None: Allows the template to show a value that the operator cannot control.
Buttons: Requires the operator to use control buttons to change a setpoint value. If you choose
Buttons, the dialog box will change. Refer to the Bar Trend Template - Control Definitions Tab
with Button Control topic for more information.
Numeric: Requires the operator to enter a setpoint value. If you choose Numeric, the dialog box
will change. Refer to the Bar Trend Template - Control Definitions Tab with Numeric Control
topic for more information.
Note that if Numeric or Button is selected, a small arrow will display in the lower left corner of the
template to indicate to the operator that a control function is available.
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Bar Trend Template – Control Definitions Tab with Button Control
The Bar Trend Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box with button control is shown below.
The Bar Trend Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box with button control defines the
control buttons on your PanelMate unit. If a control button is defined, a small arrow will display in the
lower left corner of the template to indicate to the operator that a control function is available.
When a control button is pressed, the PanelMate unit sends a command to the PLC to set the referenced
bit (e.g., [120 00]) to 1. When the button is released, a separate command is sent to set the bit to 0, thus
providing a momentary input to the PLC. If a maintained input is desired, the bit may be latched in
PLC logic.
The fields in the Bar Trend Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box with button control are
described below.
Control Label/PLC Bit Reference: Displays the control button labels and the associated PLC Bit
Reference. Line 1 corresponds to the top control button; line 2 corresponds to the next control button
down, etc. It is not necessary to use all control buttons. Simply leave a line blank if you do not want a
control button at that location.
Control Label: Allows you to enter the control button label. The Control Label field accepts three
lines of normal-size alphanumeric characters. Use spaces or a carriage return to move the text to the
desired location. Note that on the configuration page, the text displayed in the control button will be
truncated; but when in Run Mode, the text will automatically wrap to the next line. If the text wraps to
the next line, you can eliminate a carriage return in some cases.
The Control Label field has an auto centering capability. If you wish to center the Control Label, check
the Control Button Labels box in the Auto Centering field in the Configuration Properties dialog box.
FG: Allows you to select the foreground color or intensity for the control label. The FG button will
display the standard Color Selection Palette.
BG: Allows you to select the background color or intensity for the control label. The BG button will
display the standard Color Selection Palette.
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PLC Bit Reference: Allows you to enter a PLC bit reference. The PLC Bit Reference field accepts
alphanumeric characters that define the PLC bit to be set while an operator presses the corresponding
control button. Expressions or conditional logic cannot be entered.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
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Bar Trend Template – Control Definitions Tab with Numeric Control
The Bar Trend Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box with numeric control is shown below.
The fields in the Bar Trend Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box with numeric control are
described below.
Input Value Expression: Allows you to enter any mathematical expression that must be performed on
the operator’s input before the number is stored in the PLC. A question mark inside brackets, [?], is
used to designate the operator input. The expression entered here may include as many PLC word or bit
references as needed, as well as mathematical operations. Parentheses may be used to change the order
of operations.
If the operator input is to be entered in the PLC as-is, enter [?] in the field. Refer to the examples
below.
([?]-32)*5/9
The operator’s input is changed from Fahrenheit to Celsius.
[?]*([?]>=0)*([?]<=100)+([?]<0)*[123]+([?]>100)*[123]
Target Word Address is [123]
This expression limits entries between 0 and 100 to the PLC register. Any value outside this range
has no effect on the value in the register.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
Target Word Address: Allows you to define the location of the operator’s input in the PLC as the
result of the Input.
For example, to store a value in register 364 as a signed, 16-bit integer, use Target Word Address
[364#S16].
Note that the example uses a generic format. Refer to the appropriate Communication Driver Manual
for information regarding the format for specific PLC word references.
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If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
If the template is configured to have numeric control, a target address and input expression must be
entered. Failure to include this information will result in a Watchdog Time-out error when the template
is selected online.
Password Protection: Allows you to lock out access to numeric entry unless the operator provides the
correct password or unlocks the security keyswitch wired to the PanelMate unit. The selections are
listed below:
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None
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Keyswitch Only
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Keyswitch and Password A
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Keyswitch and Password B
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Keyswitch and Password A or B
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Password A Only
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Password B Only
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Password A or B
Password protection must be validated each time the template is selected for numeric entry.
The template will not be displayed unless the operator provides the correct password or unlocks the
security keyswitch wired to the PanelMate unit.
Password A and Password B are defined in the System Parameters - Password Tab dialog box.
The security keyswitch is an option that may be ordered as a spare part from the Cutler-Hammer
Customer Service Department. Note that a security keyswitch cannot be connected to the PanelMate
Power Series 1500 and are not available for PanelMate PC.
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Line Trend Template
Note that the Advanced Trending option must installed in the PanelMate unit and the Advanced
Trending Template box must be selected in the New Configuration dialog box or in the
Configuration Properties dialog box before a Line Trend Template can be created.
Line Trend Templates are designed to collect, store, and represent data in a manner that provides a
historical perspective on how a single data point has changed and some insight on how the data point
may behave in the future.
The Line Trend Template show current value, setpoint, and high and low alarm levels. The current
value and setpoint display digitally.
The Line Trend Template consists of three tabbed dialog boxes that are listed below.
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Line Trend Template - Line Trend Attributes Tab
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Line Trend Template - Pen Definitions Tab
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Line Trend Template - Control Definitions Tab
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Line Trend Template – Line Trend Attributes Tab
The Line Trend Template - Line Trend Attributes Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Line Trend Template - Line Trend Attributes Tab dialog box are described below.
Device Name: Allows you to enter a device name. The device name will display in the upper area of
the template in the normal font. You may press the Return key to insert a carriage return.
The Device Name field has an auto centering capability. If you wish to center the Device Name, check
the Device Names box in the Auto Centering field in the Configuration Properties dialog box.
Note that the name used in the Device Name field may be part of an alarm message. Be aware that only
22 characters for the Device Name will appear when the alarm message displays in Run Mode. The
Device Name field allows you to enter more than 22 characters to allow for control key combinations
for the redefined characters in the Font Editor. For more information on redefined characters, refer to
the Font Editor topic.
Template Size In Cells
Height: Allows you to enter the height of the Line Trend Template as 1, 2, or 3. The height of the
Line Trend Template determines the number of trend samples that can be displayed at one time.
Width: Allows you to enter the width of the Line Trend Template as 2, 3, 4, or 5.
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Trigger Type: Allows you to select the trigger type for the trending. The selections are described
below.
Interval: Allows you to sample a trend value when a time period has elapsed. The Interval in
conjunction with the Trend Scan Delay designates the time interval between trend samples. (The
Trend Scan Delay is configured in the System Parameters - Communications Tab dialog box.)
The following equation is used to calculate the time interval between trend samples:
Trend Scan Delay x Interval = Sample Rate
For example, if the Trend Scan Delay is 2 seconds and the Interval is 3, the sample rate will be 6
seconds.
If the Interval trigger type is selected, the Interval Expression field will be displayed.
Discrete: Allows you to sample a trend value when an external value (e.g., a bit reference in the
PLC) changes resulting in the Interval Expression value changing from false to true. If the Discrete
trigger type is selected, the Discrete Expression field will be displayed.
Change: Allows you to sample a trend value when the Value 1 Expression (trend value) changes.
If the Change trigger type is selected, the Interval/Discrete Expression field will not be displayed.
If the Line Trend Template has the Change trigger type configured and the source data is floating
point instead of integer, the data in the template will only update when the value prior to the
decimal point changes. When trending floating point values, it is better to use either the Interval or
Discrete trigger types.
Interval Expression: Appears only when the Interval trigger type is selected. The Interval Expression
field determines the trend value sample rate. The result of the Interval Expression multiplied by the
Trend Scan Delay (set in the System Parameters - Remote Tab dialog box) determines the trend
value sample rate. The sample rate can range from 1 to 2,147,483 seconds.
For example, if the Trend Scan Delay is configured for 2 seconds and the Interval Expression evaluates
to 5, the trend will be updated every 10 seconds. If the resulting sample rate is 0, the data collection for
the trend template will be disabled. If the Trend Scan Delay is 0, it is assumed as 1 second when
calculating the sample rate.
Note that if an interval is selected that is too rapid for the PanelMate unit or PLC to keep up with the
request, a blank space will appear where any interval has been missed. Low sample values might also
cause a blank space to appear. To distinguish as low sample value from a missed interval, configure the
minimum calibration lower than the lowest expected minimum value.
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For PanelMate Grayscale units, Interval is the value that displays as a medium intensity
horizontal bar to the right of the Value 1 bar.
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For PanelMate Color units, Interval is the value that displays as a blue horizontal bar to the
right of the Value 1 bar.
Mathematical operations that may be used are multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. You
may also enter a single constant value (e.g., 900) as an expression. Parentheses may be used to change
the order of operations.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
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Discrete Expression: Appears only when the Discrete trigger type is selected. The Discrete
Expression field allows you to enter an expression so that a trend will be sampled when the result of the
expression changes from false to true.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
Deadband Range: Allows you to enter a number between 0-99 that will represent the percentage of
the high alarm value minus the low alarm value that defines the width of the deadband.
The deadband range is an area below the high alarm value and above the low alarm value, that must be
crossed before Value is considered to have returned to normal status (go out of alarm). The deadband
range prevents multiple alarm messages from being generated when Value is hovering around an alarm
threshold.
Alarm Acknowledge: Allows you to determine if the associated alarm must be acknowledged before
the alarm is removed from the alarm list.
If the Alarm Acknowledge box is selected, the operator must acknowledge the corresponding alarm
message before the alarm will be removed from the alarm list. If the Alarm Acknowledge box is not
selected, the alarm message will be removed from the list when the alarm condition clears. Note that a
cleared alarm message will be sent to the printer if one is configured.
Chart Bg: Allows you to select the background color or intensity for the chart. The Chart Bg button
will display the standard Color Selection Palette.
Grid Line Setup
These controls define a grid that displays on the Line Trend Template.
Horizontal Lines: Allows you to elect the number of horizontal grid lines displayed for the Line
Trend Template.
Vertical Lines Every n Samples: Allows you to determine the spacing of the vertical grid lines.
Color: Allows you to select the foreground color or intensity for the grid lines. The Color button
will display the standard Color Selection Palette.
Refresh Affected Graphics Online: Allows all other templates, variable-sized templates, and graphics
that lie within the area of the template to be refreshed to properly reflect the layering of objects on the
page whenever the template is updated.
Enable Conditional Visibility: Allows you to determine if the Line Trend Template will appear on a
page based on the value of the Visibility Expression. If the Enable Conditional Visibility box is not
checked, the template will always appear on the page.
It is important to note that a template, which is invisible because the Visibility Expression evaluates to
false, will still impose the same memory and polling response impact as when the template is visible.
Therefore, the visibility feature should not be used to circumvent page number or capacity limitations.
Visibility Expression: Allows you to enter a conditional expression if the Enable Conditional
Visibility box is checked. If the Visibility Expression evaluates to false (equal to zero), the
template will be erased and all template updating will be deactivated when in Run Mode. If the
Visibility Expression evaluates to true (not equal to zero), the template will appear and all template
updating will be activated when in Run Mode.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using
the button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,)
after entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using
Tags.
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Line Trend Template – Pen Definitions Tab
The Line Trend Template - Pen Definitions Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Line Trend Template - Pen Definitions Tab dialog box are described below.
Name/Max. Cal./Min. Cal. Value Expression: Line 1 in this list box corresponds to the top pen; line
2 corresponds to the next pen, etc. It is not necessary to use all pens. If you do not want a particular
pen, leave the line blank.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
Name: Allows you to enter a name for the pen. The Name field accepts alphanumeric characters.
Units: Allows you to define the type of units that will be displayed to the operator, such as “Deg. F” or
“gals”. The Units field accepts alphanumeric characters.
Pen Color: Allows you to select the foreground color or intensity for the pen. The Pen Color button
will display the standard Color Selection Palette.
Alarm Color: Allows you to select the foreground color or intensity for the pen when the monitored
value goes into an alarm condition. The Alarm Color button will display the standard Color Selection
Palette.
Max Calibration: Allows you to determine the highest point of the line trend. This value displays on
the template. This six-character text box accepts 6 digits, or 5 digits with a decimal point placed
anywhere in the field.
Min Calibration: Allows you to determine the lowest point of the line trend. This value displays on
the template. This six-character text box accepts 6 digits, or 5 digits with a decimal point placed
anywhere in the field.
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Value Expression: Allows you to enter a value expression. The result of this expression will be the
value displayed in the Line Trend Template. This expression is any mathematical operation to be
performed on the monitored value before it is displayed on the screen.
The expression entered may include as many PLC word or bit references as needed, as well as
mathematical operations. Parentheses may be used to change the order of operations.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
The following examples of expressions use a generic format. Refer to the appropriate Communication
Driver Manual for information regarding the format for specific PLC word references.
[123]
The expression can be a single word reference. This example references word 123.
([123]*10)+[124]
This mathematical expression includes PLC references and constants that solve to a value.
[name1,242]+[name2,243]
Information from multiple PLCs can be included in the same expression. In this expression, word
242 in PLC name1 is added to word 243 in PLC name2.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
Note that Line Trend Templates will not update if all references in these templates are unsolicited. If at
least one reference in a Line Trend Template is not unsolicited, then all references will update.
When floating point references are used, be certain the maximum possible value will not exceed the
PanelMate unit’s unsigned 32-bit word limit (4,294,967,295). A value exceeding the limit will cause a
Watchdog Time-out error or generate an Exception error during online or runtime operation. You may
wish to consider using scaled integer values instead of floating point values.
High Alarm Expression: Allows you to enter a High Alarm Expression. The results of the High Alarm
Expression are compared to the results of the Value Expression. If Value exceeds the High Alarm
Expression value, an alarm message is placed in the alarm list. When in an alarm state, the trend sample
will be displayed as follows:
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For PanelMate Grayscale units, the trend sample is displayed in the color defined in the Alarm
Color field. The trend sample will continue to be displayed in the alarm color as other trend
samples are being collected as long as Value exceeds the High Alarm Expression value. A
High Alarm bar is shown in high intensity to the left of the Line Trend Template.
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For PanelMate Color units, the trend sample is displayed in the color defined in the Alarm
Color field. The trend sample will continue to be displayed in the alarm color as other trend
samples are being collected as long as Value exceeds the High Alarm Expression value. A
High Alarm bar is shown in red to the left of the Line Trend Template.
The High Alarm Expression can include multiple PLC word and bit references. Mathematical
operations that may be used are multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. You may also enter
a single constant value (e.g., 900) as an expression. Parentheses may be used to change the order of
operations.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
This is an optional entry. If no alarm is desired for this device, leave this field blank.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
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Low Alarm Expression: Allows you to enter a Low Alarm Expression. The results of the Low Alarm
Expression are compared to the results of the Value Expression. If Value is less than the Low Alarm
Expression value, an alarm message is placed in the alarm list. When in an alarm state, the trend sample
will be displayed as follows:
•
For PanelMate Grayscale units, the trend sample is displayed in the Alarm Color field high
intensity. The trend sample will continue to be displayed in the alarm color as other trend
samples are being collected as long as Value is less than the Low Alarm Expression value. A
Low Alarm bar is shown in high intensity to the left of the Line Trend Template.
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For PanelMate Color units, the trend sample is displayed in the Alarm Color field. The trend
sample will continue to be displayed in the alarm color as other trend samples are being
collected as long as Value is less than the Low Alarm Expression value. A Low Alarm bar is
shown in red to the left of the Line Trend Template.
The Low Alarm Expression can include multiple PLC word and bit references. Mathematical
operations that may be used are multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. You may also enter
a single constant value (e.g., 900) as an expression. Parentheses may be used to change the order of
operations.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
This is an optional entry. If no alarm is desired for this device, leave this field blank.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
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Line Trend Template – Control Definitions Tab
The Line Trend Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Line Trend Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box are described below.
Input Value Expression: Allows you to enter any mathematical expression that must be performed on
the operator’s input before the number is stored in the PLC. A question mark inside brackets, [?], is
used to designate the operator input. The expression entered here may include as many PLC word or bit
references as needed, as well as mathematical operations. Parentheses may be used to change the order
of operations.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
If the operator input is to be entered in the PLC as-is, enter [?] in the field. Refer to the examples
below.
([?]-32)*5/9
The operator’s input is changed from Fahrenheit to Celsius.
[?]*([?]>=0)*([?]<=100)+([?]<0)*[123]+([?]>100)*[123]
Target Word Address is [123]
This expression limits entries between 0 and 100 to the PLC register. Any value outside this range
has no effect on the value in the register.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
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Target Word Address: Allows you to define the location of the operator’s input in the PLC as the
result of the Input.
For example, to store a value in register 364 as a signed, 16-bit integer, use Target Word Address
[364#S16].
Note that the example uses a generic format. Refer to the appropriate Communication Driver Manual
for information regarding the format for specific PLC word references.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
If the template is configured to have numeric control, a target address and input expression must be
entered. Failure to include this information will result in a Watchdog Time-out error when the template
is selected online.
Password Protection: Allows you to lock out access to numeric entry unless the operator provides the
correct password or unlocks the security keyswitch wired to the PanelMate unit. The selections are
listed below:
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None
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Keyswitch Only
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Keyswitch and Password A
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Keyswitch and Password B
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Keyswitch and Password A or B
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Password A Only
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Password B Only
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Password A or B
Password protection must be validated each time the template is selected for numeric entry.
The template will not be displayed unless the operator provides the correct password or unlocks the
security keyswitch wired to the PanelMate unit.
Password A and Password B are defined in the System Parameters - Password Tab dialog box.
The security keyswitch is an option that may be ordered as a spare part from the Cutler-Hammer
Customer Service Department. Note that a security keyswitch cannot be connected to the PanelMate
Power Series 1500 and are not available for PanelMate PC.
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Display Template
Display Templates are designed to be used like standard LED or LCD message units or displays. They
are most effective when used for informational messages and not as alarm messages. Up to three
independent lines of text can be written in a Display Template.
The actual creation of the message is done in the Message Library that can be selected from the
Display Template - Expressions Tab dialog box or the Database Treeview Window.
The Display Template consists of three tabbed dialog boxes that are listed below.
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Display Template - Display Attributes Tab
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Display Template - Expressions Tab
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Display Template - Control Definitions Tab
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Display Template – Display Attributes Tab
The Display Template - Display Attributes Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Display Template - Display Attributes Tab dialog box are described below.
Template Size In Cells
Height: Displays the height of the Display Template as 1. This value cannot be changed.
Width: Allows you to enter the width of the Display Template as 3, 4, or 5.
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A 3-wide template can display a message of up to 36 normal font characters
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A 4-wide template can display up to 49 characters
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A 5-wide template can display up to 62 characters.
Refresh Affected Graphics Online: Allows all other templates, variable-sized templates, and graphics
that lie within the area of the template to be refreshed to properly reflect the layering of objects on the
page whenever the template is updated.
Enable Conditional Visibility: Allows you to determine if the Display Template will appear on a page
based on the value of the Visibility Expression. If the Enable Conditional Visibility box is not checked,
the template will always appear on the page.
It is important to note that a template, which is invisible because the Visibility Expression evaluates to
false, will still impose the same memory and polling response impact as when the template is visible.
Therefore, the visibility feature should not be used to circumvent page number or capacity limitations.
Visibility Expression: Allows you to enter a conditional expression if the Enable Conditional
Visibility box is checked. If the Visibility Expression evaluates to false (equal to zero), the
template will be erased and all template updating will be deactivated when in Run Mode. If the
Visibility Expression evaluates to true (not equal to zero), the template will appear and all template
updating will be activated when in Run Mode.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using
the button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,)
after entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using
Tags.
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Display Template – Expressions Tab
The Display Template - Expressions Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Display Template - Expressions Tab dialog box are described below.
Line/Message Expression/Test Msg#: Displays line numbers, message expressions, and test message
numbers configured for the Display Template. The Line/Message Expression/Test Msg# box may
contain up to three message expressions. Each line represents a single message and is numbered 1, 2,
and 3 at the left of the line.
Message Expression: Allows you to enter a message expression. The value of the Message Expression
selects which message will be displayed. The result of the Message Expression should be a number that
represents the number of a message in the Message Library. The message will be displayed in the
Display Template. If the Message Expression results in a number greater than the maximum number
allowed in the Message Library or less than 0 when running online, the previously displayed message
will be erased.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
If the message expression results in an invalid equation (e.g., division by a value of zero, etc.), no
message displays. If a message expression previously resulted in a valid value, but in a later scan
results in an invalid equation, the previously displayed message will be erased.
To display a message based on a bit, multiply the bit reference times the message number to produce
the message number. For example, to display message #25 when bit [127 14] is on, enter [127 14]*25
in the Message Expression field.
The message expression can be as simple as a word reference (e.g., [253]) or a mathematical
expression which solves to a value corresponding to a message number (e.g., [254]+12). The message
expression can contain multiple PLC references. Note that the preceding examples are shown using a
generic format. Refer to the appropriate Communication Driver Manual for information regarding the
format for specific PLC word references.
When the Message Expression is true, embedded references are updated on the screen and not sent to
the printer. Messages configured for BOTH or PRINTER are sent to the printer when the Message
Expression changes and also when changing pages.
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Note that when going to a new page that has non-global messages, messages set for PRINTER or
BOTH will print once for each PLC reference in the message expression. Non-global messages on a
page set for PRINTER or BOTH will print when returning from the Alarm Page, Screen Blanking, and
when pressing the Enable Fault Relay control button, since these actions are treated as page changes.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
The Display Template also supports the display of ASCII strings from the PLC. To display ASCII
strings, place the starting address of the ASCII characters within the Message Expression field,
followed by the format specifier #ASC which then is followed by the number of characters to be
displayed. When the PanelMate unit recognizes an ASCII format specifier (#ASC) in the message
expression, the PanelMate unit will display the ASCII string from the PLC. Optionally, a byte-swap
format specifier, #BSW, can be added to swap the order of character presentation on a word-by-word
basis. The following table shows a block of generic PLC registers and the decimal, hex, and ASCII
values for the registers.
Registers
Decimal
Value
Hex
Value
ASCII
Value
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
108
109
16706
17220
17734
18248
18762
19276
19790
20304
20818
21332
4142
4344
4546
4748
494A
4B4C
4D4E
4F50
5152
5354
AB
CD
EF
GH
IJ
KL
MN
OP
QR
ST
If the following expressions are entered in the Message Expression field, the string will be displayed as
shown below.
Message Expression
Displayed String
[100#ASC20]
[100#BSW#ASC20]
[105#ASC7]
[105#BSW#ASC7]
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRST
BADCFEHGJILKNMPORQTS
KLMNOPQ
LKNMPOR
ASCII registers displayed in this manner will appear in normal font with white foreground and black
background. These display attributes (font size, foreground color, and background color) may be
changed by defining them in the first two words of the string.
The most significant byte of the first word must contain a 1. This will signal the PanelMate unit that the
attributes are to be altered. The least significant byte of the first word must contain the font size key.
01 = Normal
02 = Graphic
03 = Double-High
04 = Quad
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The most significant byte of the second word contains the foreground color, and the least significant
byte contains the background color. The colors are numbered 1 through 255 and can be determined by
using the Color Palette in the Configuration Software, counting left to right and top to bottom (e.g.,
black=1, blue=2, green=3, cyan=4, red=5, magenta=6, yellow=7, etc.). Refer to the examples below.
Examples:
If register 98 has a value of 260 (Hex 0104), and register 99 has a value of 1287 (hex 0507), then
the message [98#ASC6] would display the string ABCDEF in Quad font with red characters on
yellow background.
If the byte swap format is used, then the bytes of the first two words need to be swapped. Register
98 will have a value of 1025 (hex 0401) and register 99 will have a value of 1797 (Hex 0705). The
message [98#BSW#ASC6] would then display the string BADCFE in Quad font with yellow
characters on a red background.
Test Message Number: Allows you to enter a test message number. To view a message on the page
during configuration, a message number may be entered into the Test Message field. The message
corresponding to this number will be displayed at the Display Template’s origin. If there is not a
message defined for that number, the template will be blank.
<Message Library>: Opens the Message Library dialog box. Refer to the Message Library topic for
more information.
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Display Template – Control Definitions Tab
The Display Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Display Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box are described below.
Control Label/PLC Bit Reference: Displays the control labels and PLC bit references and allows you
to define the control buttons on the right side of the PanelMate unit. Line 1 corresponds to the top
control button; line 2 corresponds to the next control button down, etc. It is not necessary to use all
control buttons. Simply leave a line blank if you do not want a control button at a particular location.
If a control button is defined, a small arrow will be displayed in the lower left corner of a template to
indicate to the operator that a control function is available.
When a control button is pressed, the PanelMate unit sends a command to the PLC to set the referenced
bit (e.g., [120 00]) to 1. When the button is released, a separate command is sent to set the bit to a 0
(zero), thus providing a momentary input to the PLC. If a maintained input is desired, the bit may be
latched in PLC logic.
Control Label: Allows you to enter a label for a control button. This field accepts three lines of
normal-sized alphanumeric characters. The text does not automatically wrap. Press the Return key to
insert a carriage return.
The Control Label field has an auto centering capability. If you wish to center the Control Label, check
the Control Button Labels box in the Auto Centering field in the Configuration Properties dialog box.
FG: Allows you to select the foreground color or intensity for the control label. The FG button will
display the standard Color Selection Palette.
BG: Allows you to select the background color or intensity for the control label. The BG button will
display the standard Color Selection Palette.
PLC Bit Reference: Allows you to enter a PLC bit reference for the control button. This field accepts
alphanumeric characters that define the PLC bit to be set while an operator presses the corresponding
control button. You cannot use expressions or conditional logic.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
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Variable-Sized Templates
In this chapter, you will learn:
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About the Variable-Sized Indicator Template
•
About the Variable-Sized Bar Template
•
About the Variable-Sized Readout Template
•
About the Variable-Sized Display Template
•
About the Variable-Sized Graphic Template
•
About the Variable-Sized Control Button Template
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Variable-Sized Indicator Template
Variable-Sized Indicator Templates provide the ability to create high-density status displays. One of 5
pre-defined indicators can be used to indicate the status of a device. To tie a state to information in the
PLC, a conditional expression may be entered which, when evaluated to true, displays the
characteristics defined for that line. The expression may be as simple as the condition of a single bit in
the PLC (true = ON; false = OFF), a value comparison (register > constant), or a Boolean expression of
up to 70 characters in length.
The Variable-Sized Indicator Template consists of two tabbed dialog boxes which are listed below.
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Variable-Sized Indicator Template - VS Indicator Attributes Tab
•
Variable-Sized Indicator Template - VS Indicator States Tab
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Variable-Sized Indicator Template – VS Indicator Attributes Tab
The Variable-Sized Indicator Template - VS Indicator Attributes Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Variable-Sized Indicator Template - VS Indicator Attributes Tab dialog box are
described below.
Pixel Location
X: Allows you to enter the X-location of the upper-left corner of the Variable-Sized Indicator
Template.
Y: Allows you to enter the Y-location of the upper-left corner of the Variable-Sized Indicator
Template.
Template Size In Pixels
Height: Allows you to enter the height in pixels for the Variable-Sized Indicator Template. Note
that you can also re-size the template by dragging one of the selection handles (squares) in any
direction.
Width: Allows you to enter the width in pixels for the Variable-Sized Indicator Template. Note
that you can also re-size the template by dragging one of the selection handles (squares) in any
direction.
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Refresh Affected Graphics Online: Allows all other templates, variable-sized templates, and graphics
that lie within the area of the variable-sized template to be refreshed to properly reflect the layering of
objects on the page whenever the template is updated.
Alarm Device Name: Allows you to enter a device name to be used as part of an alarm message. The
Alarm Device Name field accepts normal-sized characters.
The name used in the Alarm Device Name field may be part of an alarm message. Be aware that only
25 characters for the Alarm Device Name will appear when the alarm message displays in Run Mode.
The Alarm Device Name field allows you to enter more than 25 characters to allow for control key
combinations for the redefined characters in the Font Editor. For more information on redefined
characters, refer to the Font Editor topic.
Enable Conditional Visibility: Allows you to determine if the Variable-Sized Indicator Template will
appear on a page based on the value of the Visibility Expression. If the Enable Conditional Visibility
box is not checked, the template will always appear on the page.
It is important to note that a template, which is invisible because the Visibility Expression evaluates to
false, will still impose the same memory and polling response impact as when the template is visible.
Therefore, the visibility feature should not be used to circumvent page number or capacity limitations.
Visibility Expression: Allows you to enter a conditional expression if the Enable Conditional
Visibility box is checked. If the Visibility Expression evaluates to false (equal to zero), the
template will be erased and all template updating will be deactivated when in Run Mode. If the
Visibility Expression evaluates to true (not equal to zero), the template will appear and all template
updating will be activated when in Run Mode.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using
the button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,)
after entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using
Tags.
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Variable-Sized Indicator Template – VS Indicator States Tab
The Variable-Sized Indicator Template - VS Indicator States Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Variable-Sized Indicator Template - VS Indicator States Tab dialog box are
described below.
Alarm Message/Conditional Expression/Alm/Ack: Displays alarm messages, conditional
expressions, alarms, and alarm acknowledgments configured for the Variable-Sized Indicator
Template. If the conditional expression evaluates to true, the associated template characteristics will be
displayed in Run Mode. Each Variable-Sized Indicator Template can display up to five alarm
messages, depending upon conditions you define. Each line in this list represents one of the alarm
messages.
Conditional Expression: Allows you to enter a conditional expression. The conditional expression can
be a numerical, logical or relational expression that evaluates to true or false. When a numerical
expression is evaluated if the result is even (least significant bit = 0), the value is false, and if the result
is odd (least significant bit = 1), the value is true.
In Run Mode, if an expression is satisfied (true or false), the characteristics defined for that line are
used to display the template. If more than one expression is satisfied at the same time, the line with the
highest priority displays. Line 1 has the highest priority and line 5 has the lowest.
When an expression results in an invalid equation (e.g., division by zero, etc.), no value or graphics are
displayed.If a true expression goes false in a later scan, the display for the true expression is erased.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
Refer to the appropriate Communication Driver Manual for information regarding the format for
specific PLC word references.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
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Colors
Pen: Allows you to select the foreground color or intensity for the template. The Pen button will
display the standard Color Selection Palette.
Fill: Allows you to select the background color or intensity for the template. The Fill button will
display the standard Color Selection Palette.
Alarm
Alarm: Allows you to designate any line of the template definition as an alarm state. If the Alarm
box is selected and the conditional expression evaluates to be true, an alarm message will be
placed in the alarm list and sent to the printer if one is configured.
If the Alarm box is selected, the condition associated with the alarm will be monitored at all times,
regardless of the page being displayed. Judicious use of the alarm state is recommended to
maximize the response time of the PanelMate unit.
Acknowledge: Allows you to determine if the associated alarm must be acknowledged before the
alarm is removed from the alarm list.
If the Acknowledge box is selected, the operator must acknowledge the corresponding alarm
message before the alarm will be removed from the alarm list. If the Acknowledge box is not
selected, the alarm message will be automatically removed from the list when the alarm condition
clears.
Note that a cleared alarm message will be sent to the printer if one is configured.
Alarm Message: Allows you to enter the alarm message that will be displayed on the alarm line
when the state goes into alarm and to a printer if one is configured.
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Variable-Sized Bar Template
Variable-Sized Bar Templates are designed to replace analog meters and face plates found on a
conventional control panel. The Variable-Sized Bar Templates can also be used along with Symbols or
Graphic elements to simulate tank fills, pipe flow, conveyors, and other specific applications. They also
allow for definition of high and low alarm levels.
The Variable-Sized Bar Template consists of three tabbed dialog boxes which are listed below.
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Variable-Sized Bar Template - VS Bar Attributes Tab
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Variable-Sized Bar Template - Expressions Tab
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Variable-Sized Bar Template - Control Definitions Tab
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Variable-Sized Bar Template – VS Bar Attributes Tab
The Variable-Sized Bar Template - VS Bar Attributes Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Variable-Sized Bar Template - VS Bar Attributes Tab dialog box are described
below.
Pixel Location
X: Allows you to enter the X-location of the upper-left corner of the Variable-Sized Bar Template.
Y: Allows you to enter the Y-location of the upper-left corner of the Variable-Sized Bar Template.
Template Size In Pixels
Height: Allows you to enter the height in pixels for the Variable-Sized Bar Template. Note that
you can also re-size the template by dragging one of the selection handles (squares) in any
direction.
Width: Allows you to enter the width in pixels for the Variable-Sized Bar Template. Note that you
can also re-size the template by dragging one of the selection handles (squares) in any direction.
Alarm Device Name: Allows you to enter a device name to be used as part of an alarm message. The
Alarm Device Name field accepts normal-sized characters.
The name used in the Alarm Device Name field may be part of an alarm message. Be aware that only
25 characters for the Alarm Device Name will appear when the alarm message displays in Run Mode.
The Alarm Device Name field allows you to enter more than 25 characters to allow for control key
combinations for the redefined characters in the Font Editor. For more information on redefined
characters, refer to the Font Editor topic.
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Colors
Bar: Allows you to select the foreground color or intensity for the template. The Bar button will
display the standard Color Selection Palette.
Erase: Allows you to select the background color or intensity for the template. The Erase button
will display the standard Color Selection Palette.
Refresh Affected Graphics Online: Allows all other templates, variable-sized templates, and graphics
that lie within the area of the variable-sized template to be refreshed to properly reflect the layering of
objects on the page whenever the template is updated.
Direction: Allows you to determine which direction the dynamic portion of the bar will move. The
selections are Up, Down, Left, and Right.
Enable Conditional Visibility: Allows you to determine if the Variable-Sized Bar Template will
appear on a page based on the value of the Visibility Expression. If the Enable Conditional Visibility
box is not checked, the template will always appear on the page.
It is important to note that a template, which is invisible because the Visibility Expression evaluates to
false, will still impose the same memory and polling response impact as when the template is visible.
Therefore, the visibility feature should not be used to circumvent page number or capacity limitations.
Visibility Expression: Allows you to enter a conditional expression if the Enable Conditional
Visibility box is checked. If the Visibility Expression evaluates to false (equal to zero), the
template will be erased and all template updating will be deactivated when in Run Mode. If the
Visibility Expression evaluates to true (not equal to zero), the template will appear and all template
updating will be activated when in Run Mode.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using
the button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,)
after entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using
Tags.
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Variable-Sized Bar Template – Expressions Tab
The Variable-Sized Bar Template - Expressions Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Variable-Sized Bar Template - Expressions Tab dialog box are described below.
Expressions
Value: Allows you to enter a value expression. The result of this expression will be the bar height
displayed in the Variable-Sized Bar Template.
The expression entered may include as many PLC word or bit references as needed, as well as
mathematical operations. Parentheses may be used to change the order of operations.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using
the button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,)
after entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using
Tags.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
High Alarm: Allows you to enter a High Alarm Expression. The results of the High Alarm
Expression are compared to the results of the Value Expression. If Value exceeds the High Alarm
Expression value, an alarm message is placed in the alarm list. When in an alarm state, the bar
color will be displayed as follows:
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For PanelMate Grayscale units, the Variable-Sized Bar template is displayed with
medium intensity characters on a blinking high intensity background.
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For PanelMate Color units, the variable-sized template is displayed in white with a
blinking red background.
Note that if the high alarm value is greater than or equal to the Max Calibration value, the entire
bar will be displayed in white and no blinking red will be shown.
The High Alarm Expression can include multiple PLC word and bit references. Mathematical
operations that may be used are multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. You may also
enter a single constant value (e.g., 900) as an expression. Parentheses may be used to change the
order of operations.This is an optional entry. If no alarm is desired for this device, leave this field
blank.
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If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using
the button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,)
after entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using
Tags.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
Low Alarm: Allows you to enter a Low Alarm Expression. The results of the Low Alarm
Expression are compared to the results of the Value Expression. If Value is less than the Low
Alarm Expression value, an alarm message is placed in the alarm list. When in an alarm state, the
bar colors will be displayed as follows:
•
For PanelMate Grayscale units, the variable-sized template is displayed with medium
intensity characters on a blinking high intensity background.
•
For PanelMate Color units, the variable-sized template is displayed in white with a
blinking red background.
Note that if the low alarm value is less than or equal to the Min Calibration, the entire bar will be
displayed in blinking red and no white will be shown.
The Low Alarm Expression can include multiple PLC word and bit references. Mathematical
operations that may be used are multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. You may also
enter a single constant value (e.g., 900) as an expression. Parentheses may be used to change the
order of operations.This is an optional entry. If no alarm is desired for this device, leave this field
blank.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using
the button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,)
after entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using
Tags.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
Maximum Calibration: Allows you to determine the highest point of the bar. This value displays on
the template. This six-character text box accepts 6 digits, or 5 digits with a decimal point placed
anywhere in the field.
Minimum Calibration: Allows you to determine the lowest point of the bar. This value displays on
the template. This six-character text box accepts 6 digits, or 5 digits with a decimal point placed
anywhere in the field.
Deadband Range: Allows you to enter a number between 0-99 that will represent the percentage of
the high alarm value minus the low alarm value that defines the width of the deadband.
The deadband range is an area below the high alarm value and above the low alarm value, that must be
crossed before Value is considered to have returned to normal status (go out of alarm). The deadband
range prevents multiple alarm messages from being generated when Value is hovering around an alarm
threshold.
Alarm Acknowledge: Allows you to determine if the associated alarm must be acknowledged before
the alarm is removed from the alarm list.
If the Alarm Acknowledge box is selected, the operator must acknowledge the corresponding alarm
message before the alarm will be removed from the alarm list. If the Alarm Acknowledge box is not
selected, the alarm message will be automatically removed from the list when the alarm condition
clears.
Note that a cleared alarm message will be sent to the printer if one is configured.
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Variable-Sized Bar Template – Control Definitions Tab
The Variable-Sized Bar Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Variable-Sized Bar Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box are described
below.
Control Type: Allows you to define the control type used for the template. The selections are
described below.
None: Allows the template to show a value that the operator cannot control.
Buttons: Requires the operator to use control buttons to change a setpoint value. If you choose
Buttons, the dialog box will change. Refer to the Variable-Sized Bar Template - Control
Definitions Tab with Button Control topic for more information.
Numeric: Requires the operator to enter a setpoint value. If you choose Numeric, the dialog box
will change. Refer to the Variable-Sized Bar Template - Control Definitions Tab with
Numeric Control topic for more information.
Note that if Numeric or Button is selected, a small arrow will display in the lower left corner of the
template to indicate to the operator that a control function is available.
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Variable-Sized Bar Template – Control Definitions Tab with Button Control
The Variable-Sized Bar Templates - Control Definitions Tab dialog box with button control is
shown below.
The Variable-Sized Bar Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box with button control defines
the control buttons on your PanelMate unit. If a control button is defined, a small arrow will display in
the lower left corner of the template to indicate to the operator that a control function is available.
When a control button is pressed, the PanelMate unit sends a command to the PLC to set the referenced
bit (e.g., [120 00]) to 1. When the button is released, a separate command is sent to set the bit to 0, thus
providing a momentary input to the PLC. If a maintained input is desired, the bit may be latched in
PLC logic.
The fields in the Variable-Sized Bar Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box with button
control are described below.
Control Indicator
Position: Allows you to select the position inside of the Variable-Sized Bar Template for control
indicator arrow. The selections are listed below.
•
•
•
•
Left
Below
Right
Above
Display: Allows you to determine if the arrow will always be visible or visible only when the
template is selected. The selections are Always and On Selection.
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Control Label/PLC Bit Reference: Displays the control button labels and the associated PLC Bit
Reference. Line 1 corresponds to the top control button; line 2 corresponds to the next control button
down, etc. It is not necessary to use all control buttons. Simply leave a line blank if you do not want a
control button at that location.
Control Label: Allows you to enter the control button label. The Control Label field accepts three
lines of normal-size alphanumeric characters. Use spaces or a carriage return to move the text to the
desired location. Note that on the configuration page, the text displayed in the control button will be
truncated; but when in Run Mode, the text will automatically wrap to the next line. If the text wraps to
the next line, you can eliminate a carriage return in some cases.
The Control Label field has an auto centering capability. If you wish to center the Control Label, check
the Control Button Labels box in the Auto Centering field in the Configuration Properties dialog box.
FG: Allows you to select the foreground color or intensity for the control label. The FG button will
display the standard Color Selection Palette.
BG: Allows you to select the background color or intensity for the control label. The BG button will
display the standard Color Selection Palette.
PLC Bit Reference: Allows you to enter a PLC bit reference. The PLC Bit Reference field accepts
alphanumeric characters that define the PLC bit to be set while an operator presses the corresponding
control button. Expressions or conditional logic cannot be entered.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
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Variable-Sized Bar Template – Control Definitions Tab with Numeric Control
The Variable-Sized Bar Templates - Control Definitions Tab dialog box with numeric control is
shown below.
The fields in the Variable-Sized Bar Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box with numeric
control are described below.
Control Indicator
Position: Allows you to select the position inside of the Variable-Sized Bar Template for control
indicator arrow. The selections are listed below.
•
•
•
•
Left
Below
Right
Above
Display: Allows you to determine if the arrow will always be visible or visible only when the
template is selected. The selections are Always and On Selection.
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Input Value Expression: Allows you to enter any mathematical expression that must be performed on
the operator’s input before the number is stored in the PLC. A question mark inside brackets, [?], is
used to designate the operator input. The expression entered here may include as many PLC word or bit
references as needed, as well as mathematical operations. Parentheses may be used to change the order
of operations.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
If the operator input is to be entered in the PLC as-is, enter [?] in the field. Refer to the examples
below.
([?]-32)*5/9
The operator’s input is changed from Fahrenheit to Celsius.
[?]*([?]>=0)*([?]<=100)+([?]<0)*[123]+([?]>100)*[123]
Target Word Address is [123]
This expression limits entries between 0 and 100 to the PLC register. Any value outside this range
has no effect on the value in the register.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
Target Word Address: Allows you to define the location of the operator’s input in the PLC as the
result of the Input.
For example, to store a value in register 364 as a signed, 16-bit integer, use Target Word Address
[364#S16].
Note that the example uses a generic format. Refer to the appropriate Communication Driver Manual
for information regarding the format for specific PLC word references.
If the template is configured to have numeric control, a target address and input expression must be
entered. Failure to include this information will result in a Watchdog Time-out error when the template
is selected online.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
Password Protection: Allows you to lock out access to numeric entry unless the operator provides the
correct password or unlocks the security keyswitch wired to the PanelMate unit. The selections are
listed below:
•
None
•
Keyswitch Only
•
Keyswitch and Password A
•
Keyswitch and Password B
•
Keyswitch and Password A or B
•
Password A Only
•
Password B Only
•
Password A or B
Password protection must be validated each time the template is selected for numeric entry.
The template will not be displayed unless the operator provides the correct password or unlocks the
security keyswitch wired to the PanelMate unit.
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Password A and Password B are defined in the System Parameters - Password Tab dialog box.
The security keyswitch is an option that may be ordered as a spare part from the Cutler-Hammer
Customer Service Department. Note that a security keyswitch cannot be connected to the PanelMate
Power Series 1500 and are not available for PanelMate PC.
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Variable-Sized Readout Template
Variable-Sized Readout Templates are designed to replace numeric and digital readout devices found
on a conventional control panel, and to supply the functionality often provided by CRT-based devices.
Displayed values can be scaled by the PanelMate unit without requiring any additional logic in the
PLC.
The Variable-Sized Readout Template consists of three tabbed dialog boxes that are listed below.
•
Variable-Sized Readout Template - VS Readout Attributes Tab
•
Variable-Sized Readout Template - Expressions Tab
•
Variable-Sized Readout Template - Control Definitions Tab
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Variable-Sized Readout Template – VS Readout Attributes Tab
The Variable-Sized Readout Template - VS Readout Attributes Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Variable-Sized Readout Template - VS Readout Attributes Tab dialog box are
described below.
Pixel Location
X: Allows you to enter the X-location of the upper-left corner of the Variable-Sized Readout
Template.
Y: Allows you to enter the Y-location of the upper-left corner of the Variable-Sized Readout
Template.
Template Size In Characters
Height: Displays the height of the Variable-Sized Readout Template as 1. This value cannot be
changed.
Width: Allows you to enter the width of the Variable-Sized Readout Template. Note that you can
also re-size the width of the template by dragging the middle selection handle (square) on the right
of the template.
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Alarm Device Name: Allows you to enter a device name to be used as part of an alarm message. The
Alarm Device Name field accepts normal-sized characters.
The name used in the Alarm Device Name field may be part of an alarm message. Be aware that only
25 characters for the Alarm Device Name will appear when the alarm message displays in Run Mode.
The Alarm Device Name field allows you to enter more than 25 characters to allow for control key
combinations for the redefined characters in the Font Editor. For more information on redefined
characters, refer to the Font Editor topic.
Colors
FG: Allows you to select the foreground color or intensity for the template. The FG button will
display the standard Color Selection Palette.
BG: Allows you to select the background color or intensity for the template. The BG button will
display the standard Color Selection Palette.
Font: Allows you to choose the font that is used to display the Variable-Sized Readout Template on
the page. The selections are Normal, Double High and Quad.
If redefined fonts are used in a Variable-Sized Readout Template, the associated Control Arrow may
appear in the wrong position during online or runtime operation.
Direction: Allows you to select the orientation in which the readout value is displayed. The selections
are Horizontal (left-to-right) and Vertical (top-to-bottom).
Decimal Places: Allows you to determine how the number will be formatted when displayed. This field
accepts the numbers 0 through 9.
Refresh Affected Graphics Online: Allows all other templates, variable-sized templates, and graphics
that lie within the area of the variable-sized template to be refreshed to properly reflect the layering of
objects on the page whenever the template is updated.
Enable Conditional Visibility: Allows you to determine if the Variable-Sized Readout Template will
appear on a page based on the value of the Visibility Expression. If the Enable Conditional Visibility
box is not checked, the template will always appear on the page.
It is important to note that a template, which is invisible because the Visibility Expression evaluates to
false, will still impose the same memory and polling response impact as when the template is visible.
Therefore, the visibility feature should not be used to circumvent page number or capacity limitations.
Visibility Expression: Allows you to enter a conditional expression if the Enable Conditional
Visibility box is checked. If the Visibility Expression evaluates to false (equal to zero), the
template will be erased and all template updating will be deactivated when in Run Mode. If the
Visibility Expression evaluates to true (not equal to zero), the template will appear and all template
updating will be activated when in Run Mode.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using
the button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,)
after entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using
Tags.
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Variable-Sized Readout Template – Expression Tab
The Variable-Sized Readout Template - Expressions Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Variable-Sized Readout Template - Expressions Tab dialog box are described
below.
Expressions
Value: Allows you to enter a value expression. The result of this expression will be the value
displayed in the Variable-Sized Readout Template.
The expression entered may include as many PLC word or bit references as needed, as well as
mathematical operations. Parentheses may be used to change the order of operations.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using
the button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,)
after entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using
Tags.
Note that if a value is too large to display in the variable-size template, a string of Xs (XXXXX)
will be displayed for the value. For example, if a Variable-Sized Readout Template was defined as
three characters in length, but the value to be displayed was four characters, XXX would be
displayed for the value.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
High Alarm: Allows you to enter a High Alarm Expression. The results of the High Alarm
Expression are compared to the results of the Value Expression. If Value exceeds the High Alarm
Expression value, an alarm message is placed in the alarm list.
•
For PanelMate Grayscale units, the variable-sized template is displayed with medium
intensity characters on a blinking high intensity background.
•
For PanelMate Color units, the variable-sized template is displayed with white characters
on a blinking red background.
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The High Alarm Expression can include multiple PLC word and bit references. Mathematical
operations that may be used are multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. You may also
enter a single constant value (e.g., 900) as an expression. Parentheses may be used to change the
order of operations.This is an optional entry. If no alarm is desired for this device, leave this field
blank.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using
the button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,)
after entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using
Tags.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
Low Alarm: The results of the Low Alarm Expression are compared to the results of the Value
Expression. If Value is less than the Low Alarm Expression value, an alarm message is placed in
the alarm list.
•
For PanelMate Grayscale units, the variable-sized template is displayed with medium
intensity characters on a blinking high intensity background.
•
For PanelMate Color units, the template is displayed with white characters on a blinking
red background.
The Low Alarm Expression can include multiple PLC word and bit references. Mathematical
operations that may be used are multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. You may also
enter a single constant value (e.g., 900) as an expression. Parentheses may be used to change the
order of operations.This is an optional entry. If no alarm is desired for this device, leave this field
blank.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using
the button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,)
after entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using
Tags.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
Deadband Range: Allows you to enter a number between 0-99 that will represent the percentage of
the high alarm value minus the low alarm value that defines the width of the deadband.
The deadband range is an area below the high alarm value and above the low alarm value, that must be
crossed before Value is considered to have returned to normal status (go out of alarm). The deadband
range prevents multiple alarm messages from being generated when Value is hovering around an alarm
threshold.
Alarm Acknowledge: Allows you to determine if the associated alarm must be acknowledged before
the alarm is removed from the alarm list.
If the Alarm Acknowledge box is selected, the operator must acknowledge the corresponding alarm
message before the alarm will be removed from the alarm list. If the Alarm Acknowledge box is not
selected, the alarm message will be automatically removed from the list when the alarm condition
clears.
Note that a cleared alarm message will be sent to the printer if one is configured.
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Variable-Sized Readout Template – Control Definitions Tab
The Variable-Sized Readout Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Variable-Sized Readout Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box are
described below.
Control Type: Allows you to define the control type used for the template. The selections are
described below.
None: Allows the template to show a value that the operator cannot control.
Buttons: Requires the operator to use control buttons to change a setpoint value. If you choose
Buttons, the dialog box will change. Refer to the Variable-Sized Readout Template - Control
Definitions Tab with Button Control topic for more information.
Numeric: Requires the operator to enter a setpoint value. If you choose Numeric, the dialog box
will change. Refer to the Variable-Sized Readout Template - Control Definitions Tab with
Numeric Control topic for more information.
Note that if Numeric or Button is selected, a small arrow will display in the lower left corner of the
template to indicate to the operator that a control function is available.
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Variable-Sized Readout Template – Control Definitions Tab with Button Control
The Variable-Sized Readout Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box with button control is
shown below.
The Variable-Sized Readout Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box with button control
defines the control buttons on your PanelMate unit. If a control button is defined, a small arrow will
display in the lower left corner of the template to indicate to the operator that a control function is
available.
When a control button is pressed, the PanelMate unit sends a command to the PLC to set the referenced
bit (e.g., [120 00] to 1. When the button is released, a separate command is sent to set the bit to 0, thus
providing a momentary input to the PLC. If a maintained input is desired, the bit may be latched in
PLC logic.
The fields in the Variable-Sized Readout Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box with
button control are described below.
Control Indicator
Position: Allows you to select the position inside of the Variable-Sized Readout Template for
control indicator arrow. The selections are listed below.
•
Left
•
Below
•
Right
•
Above
When redefined fonts are used, the position of the control indicator arrow for a Variable-Sized
Readout Template may appear in the wrong position in Run Mode.
Display: Allows you to determine if the arrow will always be visible or visible only when the
template is selected. The selections are Always and On Selection.
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Control Label/PLC Bit Reference: Displays the control button labels and the associated PLC Bit
Reference. Line 1 corresponds to the top control button; line 2 corresponds to the next control button
down, etc. It is not necessary to use all control buttons. Simply leave a line blank if you do not want a
control button at that location.
Control Label: Allows you to enter the control button label. The Control Label field accepts three
lines of normal-size alphanumeric characters. Use spaces or a carriage return to move the text to the
desired location. Note that on the configuration page, the text displayed in the control button will be
truncated; but when in Run Mode, the text will automatically wrap to the next line. If the text wraps to
the next line, you can eliminate a carriage return in some cases.
The Control Label field has an auto centering capability. If you wish to center the Control Label, check
the Control Button Labels box in the Auto Centering field in the Configuration Properties dialog box.
FG: Allows you to select the foreground color or intensity for the control label. The FG button will
display the standard Color Selection Palette.
BG: Allows you to select the background color or intensity for the control label. The BG button will
display the standard Color Selection Palette.
PLC Bit Reference: Allows you to enter a PLC bit reference. The PLC Bit Reference field accepts
alphanumeric characters that define the PLC bit to be set while an operator presses the corresponding
control button. Expressions or conditional logic cannot be entered.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
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Variable-Sized Readout Template – Control Definitions Tab with Numeric Control
The Variable-Sized Readout Templates - Control Definitions Tab dialog box with numeric control
is shown below.
The fields in the Variable-Sized Readout Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box with
numeric control are described below.
Control Indicator
Position: Allows you to select the position inside of the Variable-Sized Readout Template for
control indicator arrow. The selections are listed below.
•
•
•
•
Left
Below
Right
Above
Display: Allows you to determine if the arrow will always be visible or visible only when the
template is selected. The selections are Always and On Selection.
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Input Value Expression: Allows you to enter any mathematical expression that must be performed on
the operator’s input before the number is stored in the PLC. A question mark inside brackets, [?], is
used to designate the operator input. The expression entered here may include as many PLC word or bit
references as needed, as well as mathematical operations. Parentheses may be used to change the order
of operations.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
If the operator input is to be entered in the PLC as-is, enter [?] in the field. Refer to the examples
below.
([?]-32)*5/9
The operator’s input is changed from Fahrenheit to Celsius.
[?]*([?]>=0)*([?]<=100)+([?]<0)*[123]+([?]>100)*[123]
Target Word Address is [123]
This expression limits entries between 0 and 100 to the PLC register. Any value outside this range
has no effect on the value in the register.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
Target Word Address: Allows you to define the location of the operator’s input in the PLC as the
result of the Input.
For example, to store a value in register 364 as a signed, 16-bit integer, use Target Word Address
[364#S16].
Note that the example uses a generic format. Refer to the appropriate Communication Driver Manual
for information regarding the format for specific PLC word references.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
If the template is configured to have numeric control, a target address and input expression must be
entered. Failure to include this information will result in a Watchdog Time-out error when the template
is selected online.
Password Protection: Allows you to lock out access to numeric entry unless the operator provides the
correct password or unlocks the security keyswitch wired to the PanelMate unit. The selections are
listed below:
•
None
•
Keyswitch Only
•
Keyswitch and Password A
•
Keyswitch and Password B
•
Keyswitch and Password A or B
•
Password A Only
•
Password B Only
•
Password A or B
Password protection must be validated each time the template is selected for numeric entry.
The template will not be displayed unless the operator provides the correct password or unlocks the
security keyswitch wired to the PanelMate unit.
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Password A and Password B are defined in the System Parameters - Password Tab dialog box.
The security keyswitch is an option that may be ordered as a spare part from the Cutler-Hammer
Customer Service Department. Note that a security keyswitch cannot be connected to the PanelMate
Power Series 1500 and are not available for PanelMate PC.
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Variable-Sized Display Template
Variable-Sized Display Templates are designed to replace LED or LCD message units or display
readouts. They are most effective when used for informational messages (e.g., prompting or diagnostic
information).
The actual creation of the message is done in the Message Library selected from the Variable-Sized
Display Template - Expressions Tab dialog box.
The Variable-Sized Display Template consists of three tabbed dialog boxes that are listed below.
•
Variable-Sized Display Template - VS Display Attributes Tab
•
Variable-Sized Display Template - Expressions Tab
•
Variable-Sized Display Template - Control Definitions Tab
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Variable-Sized Display Template – VS Display Attributes Tab
The Variable-Sized Display Template - VS Display Attributes Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Variable-Sized Display Template - VS Display Attributes Tab dialog box are
described below.
Pixel Location
X: Allows you to enter the X-location of the upper-left corner of the Variable-Sized Display
Template.
Y: Allows you to enter the Y-location of the upper-left corner of the Variable-Sized Display
Template.
Template Size In Characters
Height: Displays the height of the Variable-Sized Display Template as 1. This value cannot be
changed.
Width: Allows you to enter the width of the Variable-Sized Display Template. Note that you can
also re-size the width of the template by dragging the middle selection handle (square) on the right
of the template.
Refresh Affected Graphics Online: Allows all other templates, variable-sized templates, and graphics
that lie within the area of the variable-sized template to be refreshed to properly reflect the layering of
objects on the page whenever the template is updated.
Direction: Allows you to select the orientation in which the message is displayed. The selections are
Horizontal (left-to-right) and Vertical (top-to-bottom).
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Enable Conditional Visibility: Allows you to determine if the Variable-Sized Display Template will
appear on a page based on the value of the Visibility Expression. If the Enable Conditional Visibility
box is not checked, the template will always appear on the page.
It is important to note that a template, which is invisible because the Visibility Expression evaluates to
false, will still impose the same memory and polling response impact as when the template is visible.
Therefore, the visibility feature should not be used to circumvent page number or capacity limitations.
It is not recommended to use the Conditional Visibility feature with Variable-Sized Display Templates.
If a message is updated due to a PLC reference change, it may display the message regardless of the
Visibility Expression. An alternative method of achieving the same result would be to use the Message
Expression multiplied by the Visibility Expression and then deselect the Enable Conditional Visibility
field. For example, if the Message Expression is [40210] and the Visibility Expression is [10322], then
the new Message Expression would be [40210]*[10322] and Enable Conditional Visibility field would
be deselected. When the Visibility Expression reference [10322] is false, the result would be to display
the Message Number 0 which would display nothing.
Visibility Expression: Allows you to enter a conditional expression if the Enable Conditional
Visibility box is checked. If the Visibility Expression evaluates to false (equal to zero), the
template will be erased and all template updating will be deactivated when in Run Mode. If the
Visibility Expression evaluates to true (not equal to zero), the template will appear and all template
updating will be activated when in Run Mode.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using
the button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,)
after entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using
Tags.
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Variable-Sized Display Template – Expressions Tab
The Variable-Sized Display Template - Expressions Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Variable-Sized Display Template - Expressions Tab dialog box are described
below.
Message Expression: Allows you to enter a message expression in the Variable-Sized Display
Template. The result of the Message Expression represents the number of the message from the
Message Library that will be displayed.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
If the Message Expression results in a number greater than the maximum number allowed in the
Message Library or less than 0 when running online, the previously displayed message will be erased.
If the message expression results in an invalid equation (e.g., division by a value of zero, etc.), no
message displays. If a message expression previously resulted in a valid value, but in a later scan
results in an invalid equation, the previously displayed message will be erased.
To display a message based on a bit, multiply the bit reference times the message number to produce
the message number. For example, to display message #25 when bit [127 14] is on, enter [127 14]*25
in the Message Expression field.
The message expression can be as simple as a word reference (e.g., [253]) or a mathematical
expression which solves to a value corresponding to a message number (e.g., [254]+12). The message
expression can contain multiple PLC references. Note that the preceding examples are shown using a
generic format. Refer to the appropriate Communication Driver Manual for information regarding the
format for specific PLC word references.
When the Message Expression is true, embedded references are updated on the screen and not sent to
the printer. Messages configured for BOTH or PRINTER are sent to the printer when the Message
Expression changes and also when changing pages.
Note that when going to a new page that has non-global messages, messages set for PRINTER or
BOTH will print once for each PLC reference in the message expression. Non-global messages on a
page set for PRINTER or BOTH will print when returning from the Alarm Page, Screen Blanking, and
when pressing the Enable Fault Relay control button, since these actions are treated as page changes.
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When running online, if the message expression results in a value less than 0 or greater than permitted,
then the previously displayed message will be erased.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
The Variable-Sized Display Template also supports the display of ASCII strings from the PLC. To
display ASCII strings, place the starting address of the ASCII characters within the Message
Expression field, followed by the format specifier #ASC which then is followed by the number of
characters to be displayed. When the PanelMate unit recognizes an ASCII format specifier (#ASC) in
the message expression, the PanelMate unit will display the ASCII string from the PLC. Optionally, a
byte-swap format specifier, #BSW, can be added to swap the order of character presentation on a wordby-word basis. The following table shows a block of generic PLC registers and the decimal, hex, and
ASCII values for the registers.
Registers
Decimal
Value
Hex
Value
ASCII
Value
100
16706
4142
AB
101
17220
4344
CD
102
17734
4546
EF
103
18248
4748
GH
104
18762
494A
IJ
105
19276
4B4C
KL
106
19790
4D4E
MN
107
20304
4F50
OP
108
20818
5152
QR
109
21332
5354
ST
If the following expressions are entered in the Message Expression field, the string will be displayed as
shown below.
Message Expression
Displayed String
[100#ASC20]
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRST
[100#BSW#ASC20]
BADCFEHGJILKNMPORQTS
[105#ASC7]
KLMNOPQ
[105#BSW#ASC7]
LKNMPOR
ASCII registers displayed in this manner will appear in normal font with white foreground and black
background. These display attributes (font size, foreground color, and background color) may be
changed by defining them in the first two words of the string.
The most significant byte of the first word must contain a 1. This will signal the PanelMate unit that the
attributes are to be altered. The least significant byte of the first word must contain the font size key.
01 = Normal
02 = Graphic
03 = Double-High
04 = Quad
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The most significant byte of the second word contains the foreground color, and the least significant
byte contains the background color. The colors are numbered 1 through 255 and can be determined by
using the Color Palette in the Configuration Software, counting left to right and top to bottom (e.g.,
black=1, blue=2, green=3, cyan=4, red=5, magenta=6, yellow=7, etc.). Refer to the examples below.
Examples:
If register 98 has a value of 260 (Hex 0104), and register 99 has a value of 1287 (hex 0507), then
the message [98#ASC6] would display the string ABCDEF in Quad font with red characters on
yellow background.
If the byte swap format is used, then the bytes of the first two words need to be swapped. Register
98 will have a value of 1025 (hex 0401) and register 99 will have a value of 1797 (Hex 0705). The
message [98#BSW#ASC6] would then display the string BADCFE in Quad font with yellow
characters on a red background.
Test Message Number: Allows you to enter a test message number. To view a message on the page
during configuration, a message number may be entered into the Test Message field. The message
corresponding to this number will be displayed at the Variable-Sized Display Template’s origin. If
there is not a message defined for that number, the template will be blank.
Global Message: Allows you to determine if the Variable-Sized Display Template will be a global
message. To make a Variable-Sized Display Template global, select the Global Message box. The
selection allows the PanelMate unit to monitor other Variable-Sized Display Templates not on the page
being displayed in Run Mode. (Normally, the PanelMate unit only monitors the Variable-Sized Display
Templates on the currently-visible page in Run Mode.) Templates on other pages are referred to as
“global” templates.
Any Global Message triggered during online operation will be sent to the printer if they have
destination settings of Printer or Both. Global Messages are not sent to the screen if the page where
they were configured is not visible.
Global Messages only print when the Message Expression changes, not when the embedded references
change. When you change to a page with Global messages, the Global Message will not print. If a hardcoded value (e.g. 100) is placed in the Message Expression, the Global Message will print only once at
bootup.
<Message Library>: Opens the Message Library dialog box. Refer to the Message Library topic for
more information.
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Variable-Sized Display Template – Control Definitions Tab
The Variable-Sized Display Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box is shown below.
The Variable-Sized Display Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box defines the control
buttons on your PanelMate unit. If a control button is defined, a small arrow will display in the lower
left corner of the template to indicate to the operator that a control function is available.
When a control button is pressed, the PanelMate unit sends a command to the PLC to set the referenced
bit (e.g., [120 00] to 1. When the button is released, a separate command is sent to set the bit to 0, thus
providing a momentary input to the PLC. If a maintained input is desired, the bit may be latched in
PLC logic.
The fields in the Variable-Sized Display Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box are
described below.
Control Indicator
Position: Allows you to select the position inside of the Variable-Sized Display Template for
control indicator arrow. The selections are listed below.
•
Left
•
Below
•
Right
•
Above
Display: Allows you to determine if the arrow will always be visible or visible only when the
template is selected. The selections are Always and On Selection.
Control Label/PLC Bit Reference: Displays the control button labels and the associated PLC Bit
Reference. Line 1 corresponds to the top control button; line 2 corresponds to the next control button
down, etc. It is not necessary to use all control buttons. Simply leave a line blank if you do not want a
control button at that location.
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Control Label: Allows you to enter the control button label. The Control Label field accepts three
lines of normal-size alphanumeric characters. Use spaces or a carriage return to move the text to the
desired location. Note that on the configuration page, the text displayed in the control button will be
truncated; but when in Run Mode, the text will automatically wrap to the next line. If the text wraps to
the next line, you can eliminate a carriage return in some cases.
The Control Label field has an auto centering capability. If you wish to center the Control Label, check
the Control Button Labels box in the Auto Centering field in the Configuration Properties dialog box.
FG: Allows you to select the foreground color or intensity for the control label. The FG button will
display the standard Color Selection Palette.
BG: Allows you to select the background color or intensity for the control label. The BG button will
display the standard Color Selection Palette.
PLC Bit Reference: Allows you to enter a PLC bit reference. The PLC Bit Reference field accepts
alphanumeric characters that define the PLC bit to be set while an operator presses the corresponding
control button. Expressions or conditional logic cannot be entered.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
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Variable-Sized Graphic Template
Variable-Sized Graphic Templates are similar in function and purpose to Indicator Templates except
that the Indicator Template uses a pre-defined graphic while the Variable-Sized Graphic Template uses
user-defined symbols for status indication. For more information on creating symbols, refer to the
Make Symbol topic.
Variable-Sized Graphic Templates can be used to indicate the status of a device and to control the
device (e.g., by turning it ON or OFF). There are five lines to define the various states of the device. To
tie a state to information in the PLC, a conditional expression may be entered which, when evaluated to
true, displays the characteristics defined in the Pen and Fill fields for the Variable-Sized Graphic
Template. The expression may be as simple as the condition of a single bit in the PLC (true = ON; false
= OFF), a value comparison (register > constant), or a Boolean expression of up to 70 characters in
length.
Note that when you select the Variable-Sized Graphic Template from the tool palette and click on the
configuration page, the Select Symbol dialog box will appear. Select a symbol and click the OK
button. The symbol you select is only a placeholder for the Variable-Sized Graphic Template you will
configure.
The Variable-Sized Graphic Template consists of three tabbed dialog boxes that are listed below.
•
Variable-Sized Graphic Template - VS Graphic Attributes Tab
•
Variable-Sized Graphic Template - VS Graphic States Tab
•
Variable-Sized Graphic Template - Control Definitions Tab
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Variable-Sized Graphic Template – VS Graphics Attributes Tab
The Variable-Sized Graphic Template - VS Graphics Attributes Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Variable-Sized Graphic Template - VS Graphics Attributes Tab dialog box are
described below.
Pixel Location
X: Allows you to enter the X-location of the upper-left corner of the Variable-Sized Graphic
Template.
Y: Allows you to enter the Y-location of the upper-left corner of the Variable-Sized Graphic
Template.
Alarm Device Name: Allows you to enter a device name to be used as part of an alarm message. The
Alarm Device Name field accepts normal-sized characters.
The name used in the Alarm Device Name field may be part of an alarm message. Be aware that only
25 characters for the Alarm Device Name will appear when the alarm message displays in Run Mode.
The Alarm Device Name field allows you to enter more than 25 characters to allow for control key
combinations for the redefined characters in the Font Editor. For more information on redefined
characters, refer to the Font Editor topic.
Refresh Affected Graphics Online: Allows all other templates, variable-sized templates, and graphics
that lie within the area of variable-sized template to be refreshed to properly reflect the layering of
objects on the page whenever the variable-sized template is updated.
Enable Conditional Visibility: Allows you to determine if the Variable-Sized Graphic Template will
appear on a page based on the value of the Visibility Expression. If the Enable Conditional Visibility
box is not checked, the template will always appear on the page.
It is important to note that a template, which is invisible because the Visibility Expression evaluates to
false, will still impose the same memory and polling response impact as when the template is visible.
Therefore, the visibility feature should not be used to circumvent page number or capacity limitations.
Visibility Expression: Allows you to enter a conditional expression if the Enable Conditional
Visibility box is checked. If the Visibility Expression evaluates to false (equal to zero), the
template will be erased and all template updating will be deactivated when in Run Mode. If the
Visibility Expression evaluates to true (not equal to zero), the template will appear and all template
updating will be activated when in Run Mode.
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If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using
the button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,)
after entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using
Tags.
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Variable-Sized Graphic Template – VS Graphic States Tab
The Variable-Sized Graphic Template - VS Graphic States Tab dialog box is shown below.
The fields in the Variable-Sized Graphic Template - VS Graphic States Tab dialog box are
described below.
Symbol Name/Conditional Expression/Alm/Ack: Displays symbol names, conditional expressions,
alarms, and alarm acknowledgments configured for the Variable-Sized Graphic Template. If the
conditional expression evaluates to true, the associated symbol will be displayed in Run Mode. Each
Variable-Sized Graphic Template can display up to five symbols, depending upon conditions you
define. Each line in this list represents one of the symbols.
Symbol: Allows you to enter the name of the symbol to be displayed when the corresponding
conditional expression becomes true.
Conditional Expression: Allows you to enter a conditional expression. The conditional expression can
be a numerical, logical or relational expression that evaluates to true or false. When a numerical
expression is evaluated if the result is even (least significant bit = 0), the value is false, and if the result
is odd (least significant bit = 1), the value is true.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
In Run Mode, if an expression is satisfied (true or false), the characteristics defined for that line are
used to display the template. If more than one expression is satisfied at the same time, the line with the
highest priority displays. Line 1 has the highest priority and line 5 has the lowest.
When an expression results in an invalid equation (e.g., division by zero, etc.), no value or graphics are
displayed.
If a true expression goes false in a later scan, the display for the true expression is erased.
Refer to the appropriate Communication Driver Manual for information regarding the format for
specific PLC word references.
Refer to the list of Conditional Expression Operators for more information.
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Override Colors: Allows you to select colors for a symbol that displays as a result of a conditional
expression. These colors are used instead of the colors defined when the symbol was created. A
symbol’s objects for which the foreground or background is configured as None (transparent) are not
affected by the Override Colors.
Pen: Allows you to select the foreground color or intensity for the symbol. The Pen button will
display the standard Color Selection Palette.
Fill: Allows you to select the background color or intensity for the symbol. The Fill button will
display the standard Color Selection Palette.
Alarm
Alarm: Allows you to designate any line of the template definition as an alarm state. If the Alarm
box is selected and the conditional expression evaluates to be true, an alarm message will be
placed in the alarm list and sent to the printer if one is configured.
If the Alarm box is selected, the condition associated with the alarm will be monitored at all times,
regardless of the page being displayed. Judicious use of the alarm state is recommended to
maximize the response time of the PanelMate unit.
Acknowledge: Allows you to determine if the associated alarm must be acknowledged before the
alarm is removed from the alarm list.
If the Acknowledge box is selected, the operator must acknowledge the corresponding alarm
message before the alarm will be removed from the alarm list. If the Acknowledge box is not
selected, the alarm message will be automatically removed from the list when the alarm condition
clears.
Note that a cleared alarm message will be sent to the printer if one is configured.
<Symbol Library>: Opens the Select Symbol dialog box. Refer to the Select Symbol topic for more
information.
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Variable-Sized Graphic Template – Control Definitions Tab
The Variable-Sized Graphic Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box is shown below.
The Variable-Sized Graphic Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box defines the control
buttons on your PanelMate unit. If a control button is defined, a control arrow will display inside the
symbol at its origin to indicate to the operator that a control function is available.
When a control button is pressed, the PanelMate unit sends a command to the PLC to set the referenced
bit (e.g., [120 00]) to 1. When the button is released, a separate command is sent to set the bit to 0, thus
providing a momentary input to the PLC. If a maintained input is desired, the bit may be latched in
PLC logic.
The fields in the Variable-Sized Graphic Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box are
described below.
Control Indicator
Since the default location of the control arrow for a Variable-Sized Graphic Template is placed inside
the symbol at it’s origin, the control arrow may be overwritten even if the Control Indicator Display
field is configured as Always. To avoid overwriting the control arrow, reposition the control arrow to
the left of the symbol origin by eight pixels by configuring the Control Indicator Arrow X and Y fields.
X: Allows you to move the control indicator arrow in the Variable-Sized Graphic Template to the
left or right. Note that this field is disabled until you configure the Control Label field or the Bit
Reference field.
Y: Allows you to move the control indicator arrow in the Variable-Sized Graphic Template up or
down. Note that this field is disabled until you configure the Control Label field or the Bit
Reference field.
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Arrow: Allows you to choose the position of the control indicator arrow. The selections are listed
below.
•
Right
•
Left
•
Up
•
Down
•
Right/Up
•
Right/Dn
•
Left/Up
•
Left/Dn
Display: Determines if the arrow is always visible or visible only when the template is selected.
Control Label/PLC Bit Reference: Displays the control button labels and the associated PLC Bit
Reference. Line 1 corresponds to the top control button; line 2 corresponds to the next control button
down, etc. It is not necessary to use all control buttons. Simply leave a line blank if you do not want a
control button at that location.
Control Label: Allows you to enter the control button label. The Control Label field accepts three
lines of normal-size alphanumeric characters. Use spaces or a carriage return to move the text to the
desired location. Note that on the configuration page, the text displayed in the control button will be
truncated; but when in Run Mode, the text will automatically wrap to the next line. If the text wraps to
the next line, you can eliminate a carriage return in some cases.
The Control Label field has an auto centering capability. If you wish to center the Control Label, check
the Control Button Labels box in the Auto Centering field in the Configuration Properties dialog box.
FG: Allows you to select the foreground color or intensity for the control label. The FG button will
display the standard Color Selection Palette.
BG: Allows you to select the background color or intensity for the control label. The BG button will
display the standard Color Selection Palette.
PLC Bit Reference: Allows you to enter a PLC bit reference. The PLC Bit Reference field accepts
alphanumeric characters that define the PLC bit to be set while an operator presses the corresponding
control button. Expressions or conditional logic cannot be entered.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
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Variable-Sized Control Button Template
The Variable-Sized Control Button is a one-touch button you can place anywhere a template or element
can be placed. The Direct Select (Touchscreen Only) feature is intended for use on PanelMate
touchscreen units and PanelMate NT units only. This template is intended for use with touchscreen
units and should be used with the Direct Select feature in the System Parameters - General Tab
dialog box. If the Direct Select feature is not enabled or if you use the Variable-Sized Control Button
Template on a touchpanel unit, it becomes a two-step (select and execute) button.
The Variable-Sized Control Button Template is used to provide a momentary control to the PLC (e.g.,
start and stop machinery) or to issue a local page change command.
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When placing a Variable-Sized Control Button on a page to issue a page change
command, make sure there is not a Variable-Sized Control Button occupying the
same location on the destination page. If multiple touches are attempted on the
Variable-Sized Control Button, all touches after the first will be applied to the
destination page. This will cause the Variable-Sized Control Button on the
destination page to be executed, thus possibly resulting in unintended machinery
operation or unintended page changes.
When using the Variable-Sized Control Button Template to start machinery or to perform page
changes, make sure you label the template clearly so it can be easily recognized and make the template
large enough to ensure easy one-touch operation. This button is not labeled the same as standard
control buttons. You must supply the appropriate dynamics graphics, static graphics, and/or text for the
button. Note that if you wish to use a dynamic graphic to label the Variable-Sized Control Button, you
must follow the steps below.
•
Configure the Lens Color field in the Variable-Sized Control Button - VS Control Button
Attribute Tab dialog box as transparent by selecting None for the color.
•
Place the dynamic graphic and/or text behind the Variable-Sized Control Button by selecting
the button and choosing the Bring to Front selection in the Object Menu.
If these steps are not performed, the areas in the Variable-Sized Control Button covered by the dynamic
graphic used in the label will not respond to the touch.
The Variable-Sized Control Button Template consists of two tabbed dialog boxes that are listed below.
•
Variable-Sized Control Button Template - VS Control Button Attributes Tab
•
Variable-Sized Control Button Template - Control Definitions Tab
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Variable-Sized Control Button Template – VS Control Button Attributes
Tab
The Variable-Sized Control Button Template - VS Control Button Attributes Tab dialog box is
shown below.
The fields in the Variable-Sized Control Button Template - VS Control Button Attributes Tab
dialog box are described below.
Pixel Location
X: Allows you to enter the X-location of the upper-left corner of the Variable-Sized Control
Button Template.
Y: Allows you to enter the Y-location of the upper-left corner of the Variable-Sized Control
Button Template.
Size in Pixels
Height: Allows you to enter the height of the Variable-Sized Control Button Template in pixels.
Width: Allows you to enter the width of the Variable-Sized Control Button Template in pixels.
Refresh Affected Graphics Online: Allows all other templates, variable-sized templates, and graphics
that lie within the area of the variable-sized control button to be refreshed to properly reflect the
layering of objects on the page whenever the variable-sized control button is updated.
Lens Color: Allows you to select the color of the area inside the Variable-Sized Control Button. This
button displays the standard Color Selection Palette.
Enable Conditional Visibility: Allows you to determine if the Variable-Sized Control Button
Template will appear on a page based on the value of the Visibility Expression. If the Enable
Conditional Visibility box is not checked, the template will always appear on the page.
It is important to note that a template, which is invisible because the Visibility Expression evaluates to
false, will still impose the same memory and polling response impact as when the template is visible.
Therefore, the visibility feature should not be used to circumvent page number or capacity limitations.
Visibility Expression: Allows you to enter a conditional expression if the Enable Conditional
Visibility box is checked. If the Visibility Expression evaluates to false (equal to zero), the
template will be erased and all template updating will be deactivated when in Run Mode. If the
Visibility Expression evaluates to true (not equal to zero), the template will appear and all template
updating will be activated when in Run Mode.
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If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using
the button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,)
after entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using
Tags.
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Variable-Sized Control Button Template – Control Definitions Tab
The Variable-Sized Control Button Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box is shown
below.
The fields in the Variable-Sized Control Button Template - Control Definitions Tab dialog box are
described below.
Type: Allows you to select the type of control definition. The selections are described below.
Normally Open, Momentary: Defines the PLC bit reference to be set to 1 when the
corresponding control button is pressed. When the control button is released, the PLC bit reference
will be set to 0.
Normally Close, Momentary: Defines the PLC bit reference to be set to 0 when the
corresponding control button is pressed. When the control button is released, the PLC bit reference
will be set to 1.
Normally Open, Maintained: Defines the PLC bit reference to be set to 1 when the
corresponding control button is pressed. When the control button is released, there is no action.
Normally Close, Maintained: Defines the PLC bit reference to be set to 0 when the
corresponding control button is pressed. When the control button is released, there is no action.
Toggle: Defines the PLC bit reference to be set to the inverse of the last setting when the
corresponding control button is pressed.
Page Change: Determines the page to be displayed when the page number is calculated in the
Expression field. Note that the Expression field appears on the Variable-Sized Control Button
Template – Control Definitions Tab dialog box when Page Change is selected in the Type field.
Reference or Expression: Depending upon your selection in the Type field, this box will be labeled
Reference or Expression. The Reference field will be displayed if you select Normally Opened
Momentary, Normally Closed Momentary, Normally Opened Maintained, Normally Closed
Maintained, or Toggle in the Type field. The Expression field will be displayed if you select Page
Change in the Type field.
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The selections are described below.
Reference: Allows you to enter the PLC bit to be set while an operator presses the corresponding
control button. This field accepts alphanumeric characters. Expressions or conditional logic cannot
be entered.
Expression: Allows you to determine the destination page when the corresponding control button
is pressed. This field accepts numeric characters. Note that brackets are not required.
If you have an associated .csv file for tags, you can access your tag names and references by using the
button. You can also access them by entering a left bracket ([) or by entering a comma (,) after
entering the PLC device name. For more information on tags, refer to Chapter 12: Using Tags.
Chapter 12: Using Tags
Using Tags
In this chapter, you will learn:
•
Advantages of Using Tags
•
About Tag Database Files
•
How Configuration Software Processes Tag References
•
How to Access Your Tags
•
How to Construct Expressions Using Tags
•
How to Edit Tags
•
How to Create a .CSV File
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Tag Usage Overview
Tags are used as a convenient method of referencing the I/O address in a PLC reference. A tag “name”
can be directly associated with a specific PLC I/O address, ie: GATE OPEN = [B450/104]. There are
several advantages for using tags in your PanelMate configuration:
•
After defining a tag, the tag can be reused anywhere in your PanelMate configuration. Instead
of retyping the I/O address, you simply type in the tag name or select it from a pull down list
or dialog box.
•
You can quickly change multiple, identical I/O addresses in your configuration by just editing
the PLC address associated with the tag.
•
You can reuse tags in other PanelMate configurations. After you have developed a tag
database, you can reuse the database in future PanelMate configurations.
•
You can adapt tag databases developed for other applications/products (ie: your PLC) for use
with your PanelMate application., without defining the relationship between tags and
addresses twice.
•
You can reduce development time and typing errors by selecting tags from pull down lists and
dialog boxes instead of typing them.
Tag Database Files
Tags are stored in a tag database. There are many third-party software packages that can be used for
creating and editing tag databases, including Microsoft Excel. Depending on the intended application
for the tag database, the database may contain a variety of data related to each tag. For your PanelMate
application, the Configuration software only requires two types of information:
The Tag Name
The PLC I/O address reference
The Configuration software reads the tag name and I/O address information from a comma separated
variable (.csv) file. Most third-party software packages will allow you to create a .csv file from your tag
database.
Note:
The .csv file is the only place where tag information can be stored. The file can be located
anywhere accessible to the PanelMate Configuration software, but it can not be edited by the
Configuration software. It is the user’s responsibility to maintain the content of the .csv file.
.CSV File Format Parameters
The following parameters must be followed when creating the tag name .csv file:
A column ending is delimited by a comma character (0x2c).
A row is delimited by a lline feed character (0x0a) and a carriage return character (0x0d).
A row must contain 2 or more columns. One of the columns must be the Tag Name and another
column must be the PLC I/O Address reference.
Blank rows are permitted.
A comma after the last column of a row is optional.
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How Configuration Software Processes Tag References
Tag name information is processed exclusively by the Configuration software. When a configuration is
exported for downloading to a PanelMate online unit, the .pps file contains only the I/O address
information. The tag name is not retained in the .pps file.
The Configuration software processes tag references in four situations:
•
Entering tag information when configuring a template
•
Saving a configuration
•
Reference-to-tag replacement operations (tag refresh)
•
Exporting a configuration
Entering Tag Information
If a device in a configuration has an associated .csv file, when a reference is entered into the template’s
Control Definition PLC Bit Reference field or Conditional Expression field (see Chapter 10), the
reference is validated. The Configuration software searches the tag name field of the .csv file for the tag
name that was referenced. If the tag name is found, the I/O address corresponding with the tag name is
validated. If the tag name is not found in the .csv file, the configuration software assumes the tag name
to be an I/O address and validates it.
Note:
When the Configuration software searches for a tag name in a .csv file, the search is case
insensitive.
Saving A Configuration
When a configuration is saved, the Configuration software will save the .csv file location and format
information into the PLC Name and Port Table in the PanelMate database. When the configuration is
opened, the configuration software will automatically open the associated .csv file.
Note:
When opening a configuration, if the .csv file specified in the PLC Name and Port Table can
not be found, the tags in the .csv file will not be loaded and a warning message will appear.
Reference-To-Tag Replacement Operations
A reference-to-tag replacement operation is performed when a user wants to replace an existing I/O
address with a tag name. This operation is especially useful when importing a .pps file into the
PanelMate database. Because .pps files do not contain tag references, the imported configuration will
only contain I/O references. By associating a .csv file with the imported configuration, the user can
replace all of the I/O references with the corresponding tag names.
When performing a reference-to-tag replacement operation, the Configuration software searches the I/O
Address Field of the .cvs file. If the I/O address is found in the I/O Address Field, the corresponding
tag name will replace the I/O address throughout the configuration. If the I/O address is not found in
the .csv file, the Tag Name Column is searched to verify that the tag exists in the .csv file. Tags that are
not found in either the I/O Address Field or the Tag Name Column are listed in pop-up dialog box,
allowing you to resolve the status of the unknown I/O address.
CAUTION: Prior to performing a reference–to-tag operation, confirm that your .csv file does
not contain any duplicate tag name (same tag name, different I/O address).
Duplicate tag names WILL NOT be replaced during reference-to-tag operations.
Note:
When the Configuration software searches for an I/O address in a .csv file, the search is case
insensitive. If there is more than one tag name associated with the same I/O address, then the
first one found in the .csv file is used.
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Note:
To perform a reference-to-tag operation, you must select the configuration in your Treeview.
If you have a page selected, the Reference-To-Tag selection will not be accessible.
Configuration must be
selected to perform
operation
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Exporting A Configuration
When a configuration is exported and a .pps file is created, the Configuration software validates the
information contained in the configuration. When a reference is validated, the configuration software
searches the tag name field of the .csv file for the tag name that was referenced. If the tag name is
found, the I/O address associated with the tag name is validated. If the tag name is not found in the .csv
file, theconfiguration software assumes the tag name to be an I/O address and validates it.
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Accessing Tags
When building a PanelMate application, you may enter a tag name into any expression or reference
Expression Field
Reference Field
field . An example of an expression and reference field is shown below.
You can access your tag names and references by doing any of the following:
•
Enter a left bracket ( [ )
•
Enter a comma ( , ) after entering the PLC device name.
•
Click on the
button.
If you enter a left bracket ( [ ) or the PLC device name and a comma ( , ), a drop down list will appear,
shown below. You can enter the tag information to the expression or reference field by double clicking
on the desired tag in the list. Or you can manually enter the tag, if desired.
When you double click the button associated with any reference or expression field, the Expression
Edit dialog box will appear.
Chapter 12: Using Tags
The Expresion Edit dialog box allows you to:
Select tags
Construct expresions
See where tags are used in your configuration
The Expression Edit dialog box can be used in two views:
Tags From Tag Name File view - displays all tags in tag file
Tag Cross Reference view – only displays tags used in the configuration
The fields in the Expression Edit dialog box are described below:
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Devices Field: Displays the device associated with the tag (.csv) file.
Tag Name and Reference Field – Tags From Tag Name File Tab: The upper field displays the
Tag Name and Reference. The lower field displays the Tag Name and Reference column
information. Double clicking on a Tag Name and Reference in the upper field and pressing the OK
button will select the tag and close the Expression Edit dialog box.
Tag Name and Reference Field – Tag Cross Reference Tab: The upper field displays the Tag
Name and References used in the configuration. When a Tag Name/Reference is highlighted, the
lower field displays the specific “where used” information.
Sort List By: Determines the order of information displayed in the Tag Name and Reference field.
Tag Exp: This field displays the tag names and operators used in the Tag Expression. For more
information, refer to Constructing Expressions Using Tags.
Ref Exp: This field displays the tag references and operators used in the Tag Expression. For
more information, refer to Constructing Expressions Using Tags.
Operator Description Field: Displays the operators and descriptions commonly used in
constructing expressions. Double clicking on an operator will add that operator to the expressions
in the Tag Exp and Ref Exp fields.
Edit File By: (Tags From Tag Name File view only) Launches Microsoft Notepad or Excel. For
more information, refer to Editing Tags.
Used Tag Update: (Tag Cross Reference view only) This button refreshes the list of used tags
displayed in the Tag Name and Reference field.
Chapter 12: Using Tags
Constructing Expressions Using Tags
The Expression Edit dialog box provides an easy, powerful method of constructing expressions
incorporating tag names and references.
The following steps describe a typical expression construction process:
1.
Click on the button associated with any reference or expression field to open the
Expression Edit dialog box.
2.
Double click on the first Tag Name/Reference needed for the expression.
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3.
The Tag Name and Reference will appear in the Tag Exp and Ref Exp fields.
4.
Double click on the Operator needed for the expression.
5.
The Operator will appear in the Tag Exp and Ref Exp fields.
6.
Continue repeating Steps 2-4 until the expression is completed. Press the OK button to close
the Expression Edit dialog box
For more information on constructing expressions, refer to Appendix A: Conditional Expression
Operators.
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Editing Tags
Your Configuration Editor can not edit a .csv file. You must use a third party software package such as
Microsoft Excel or Notepad if you need to make changes to your .csv file. For convenience, you can
launch Excel or Notepad from your Configuration Editor. Two launch points are available:
Tag Name File dialog box
This dialog box is accessed from the PLC Name and Port Table dialog box. Click on the Tag Name
button to activate the Tag Name File dialog box. Select the Excel or Notepad radio buttons and then
press the Edit… button. This launches the selected program. When you exit the program, you will
return to the Tag Name File dialog box.
Expression Edit dialog box
This dialog box is accessed by clicking on the button from any dialog box containing PLC
references fields. In the Expression Edit dialog box, click on either the Excel or Notepad button to
launch the desired program. When you exit the program, you will return to the Expression Edit dialog
box.
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Creating a .CSV File in Microsoft Excel
If you would like to use tags in your PanelMate application but do not have an existing tag database,
you can develop one using Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software. If you are not familiar with Microsoft
Excel, you may wish to read the Microsoft Excel software user’s manual prior to starting your tag
database.
The Configuration software only requires two types of information: the Tag Name and the PLC I/O
Address reference. In your Excel spreadsheet, designate one column as the tag name and a second
column as the I/O address. You may wish to use additional columns to add notes or other information,
however these columns will not recognized or used by the Configuration software. They will, however,
be displayed in the Excel spreadsheet. An example is shown below.
Column 1
contains the
Tag Name
Column 2
contains the
I/O Address
Columns 3,4,5,& 6 contain additional
data that is not recognized or used by
the PanelMate Configuration software
When you have finished entering all of your tag names and associated I/O address references, you must
save the file as a .csv file. For easier future modifications, you should also consider saving the file as an
Excel spreadsheet (.xls)
After saving as a .csv file, you can associate the .csv file with your PanelMate configuration using the
PLC Name and Port Table (see Chapter 7).
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Creating a .CSV File From Your PanelMate Configuration
If you have a PanelMate configuration that was developed without tags, you can export your references
to a .csv file using the PLC Name and Port dialog box. Once created, you can associate the .csv file
with a device in your source configuration or any other PanelMate configuration. To create a .csv file,
use the following procedure:
Step 1
Open the PLC name and Port Table and click on the Tag File... button
Go to the
PLC Name and
Port Table
dialog box
Click on
Tag File...
button
Step 2
Click on the NEW... button in the Tag Name File dialog box
Click on the
New... button
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Step 3
Choose a file name and path for the .csv file in the Create a New Tag Name dialog box.
Step 4
A Message box will appear asking if you want to create cross reference information. Both a “NO” or
“YES” response will produce a .csv file.
A “NO” response will produce a simple Tag Name file with two columns of information: the Tag
Name and the Tag Reference.
A “YES” response will produce a Tag Name file with additional columns of data containing PLC cross
reference information.
Samples of both types of .csv files are shown in Step 6.
Step 5
After selecting “NO” or “YES”, the .csv file is automatically generated.and associated with the device
in your configuration. The Tag Name File dialog box will reappear, displaying the reference data.
Although the .csv file is now associated with your device and configuration, it only contains tag
reference data. The reference data is displayed in both the Tag Name Column and the Reference
Column. To make the .csv useful, you will need to assign tag names to the references.
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Step 6
To assign tag names to the references, select the Excel radio button and then click on the Edit... button.
This will launch Excel and display your .csv file data in a spreadsheet format for easy editing.
If you chose a “NO” response in Step 4, your tag name and reference data will appear in the first two
columns of the Excel spreadsheet as shown below:
Column 1
contains
Tag Names
Note:
Column 2
contains
References
Since your configuration did not contain any tag names, the PLC reference information is
placed in both the Tag Name column and the Reference column. You will need to assign
actual tag names, as described in Step 7.
If you chose a “YES” response in Step 4, your tag name and reference data will appear in the first two
columns, and your PLC reference data will appear in columns 3, 4, etc. Although data in columns 3 and
beyond are not used by the Configuration software, the data does provide an overall summary of your
configuration. An example is shown below:
Column 1
contains
Tag Names
Column 2
contains
References
Columns 3 and beyond contain
PLC cross reference information
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Step 7
The final step is to replace the duplicate references in the Tag Name Column with actual tag names.
After tag names have been assigned to the references, your edits are saved and the .csv file can now be
use to convert your configuration’s references to tags. See “References to Tag Replacement
Operations” for more information.
Convert duplicate references
to Tag Names
Appendix A: Conditional Expression Operators
Conditional Expression Operators
In this chapter, you will learn:
•
About the Conditional Expression Operators
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Conditional Expression Operators
The operators are listed in order of precedence. Level 1 has the highest precedence and level 14 has the
lowest precedence. All operators on the same level are evaluated left to right. You can use parentheses
to change the order of operation. For more information on the conditional expressions, refer to the
Conditional Expression Examples topic.
No.
Operator
Description
No.
Operator
Description
1
sqr()
Square root
1
abs()
Absolute value
1
log()
Base 10 log
1
nlog()
Natural log
1
sin()
Sine
1
cos()
Cosine
1
tan()
Tangent
1
asin()
Arcsine
1
acos()
Arccosine
1
atan()
Arctangent
2
~
NOT (bit-wise)
3
exp
Exponential
4
**
Power
5
*
Multiply
5
/
Divide
5
%
Modulo
6
-
Subtract
6
+
Add
7
>>
Shift right
7
<<
Shift left
8
<
Less than
8
<=
Less than or equal
to
8
>
Greater than
8
>=
Greater than or
equal to
9
=
Equal to
9
<>
Not equal to
10
&
AND (bit-wise)
11
^
XOR (bit-wise)
12
|
OR (bit-wise)
13
&&
Logical AND
14
||
Logical OR
Note the following items:
•
All operators must be lower case when entered in a conditional expression.
•
The results of all trigonometric functions are in radians.
•
A space is required before and after the exp operator. For example: 2 exp 5.
Appendix A: Conditional Expression Operators
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Conditional Expression Examples
The following conditional expression examples are grouped into categories. Refer to the sections
below.
Note that spaces are not required between references.
General Examples
The following general examples are shown using a generic format. See the appropriate Communication
Driver Manual sent with your PanelMate software for more specific information.
[204 06]
A conditional expression can be as simple as a single bit reference that resolves to true if the bit is
on.
[204 03] && [204 04] && [205 07]
This conditional expression resolves to true if bit 3 of word 204, bit 4 of word 204, and bit 7 of
word 205 are all on.
[35] >500
This conditional expression resolves to true if the value of word 35 is greater than 500.
[?]*([?]>=0)*([?]<=100)+([?]<0)*[123]+([?]>100)*[123]
This conditional expression limits entries between 0 and 100 to the PLC register. Any value
outside this range has no effect on the value in the register.
Trigonometry Function Examples
sin([1]) will return the sine of the contents of register 1.
abs([1]) will return the absolute value of the contents of register 1.
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Bit-wise Function Examples (using 8 bits)
Bit-wise functions produce numerical answers based on the numerical values of the operands and the
operation being performed. Assume [1] contains the value 5 (0000 0101 binary) and [1] contains the
value 6 (0000 0110 binary).
~[1]
=
[1] & [2]
=
~(0000 0101) = 1111 1010
&
[1] | [2]
=
|
[1] ^ [2]
=
^
0000 0101
0000 0110
-------------0000 0100 = 4
0000 0101
0000 0110
-------------0000 0111
0000 0101
0000 0110
-------------0000 0011
[1] >> 2 = 0000 0101 >> 2 = 0000 0001 = 1.
[1] << 3 = 0000 0101 << 3 = 0010 1000 = 40.
Logical Function Examples
Logical functions produce answers that are either TRUE (1) or FALSE (0) by performing operations on
their operands using either their numerical value for comparisons or their logical value such that
FALSE = 0 and TRUE = anything but 0 (zero). Assume that the address [1] contains the value 5, the
address [1] contains the value 6, and the address [3] contains the value 0.
[1] > [2] = 5 > 6 = false = 0.
[1] < [2] = 5 < 6 = true = 1.
[1] || [2] = 5 || 6 = true || true = true = 1.
[2] && [3] = 6 && 0 = true && false = false = 0.
Note that =, <>, >=, and <= work similarly.
Exponential Function Examples
Assume that the address [1] contains the value 5 and the address [2] contains the value 6.
[1] ** [2] = 5 ** 6 = 5 raised to the 6 th power.
[1] exp [2] = 5 exp 6 = 5 times 10 raised to the 6th power.
Appendix B: Communication Driver Help Files
Communication Driver Help Files
In this chapter, you will learn:
•
About the Communication Driver Help Files
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Communication Driver Help Files
Cutler-Hammer provides an online help file for some of the PLC models that can communicate to a
PanelMate unit. These PLC help files provide detailed information about the configuration of your
PLC. Refer to the PLC driver list in the Configuration Editor help file.
Note that if you click on a PLC driver help file in the list below and the PLC driver help does not
appear, either the PLC driver and the associated help file was not installed or the PLC driver help file
has been deleted.
For help on PLCs not listed, see the appropriate Communication Driver Manual.
Appendix C: Word and Bit References
Word and Bit References
In this chapter, you will learn:
•
About the Word and Bit References
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Word and Bit References
This topic describes the word and bit formats used by the PanelMate unit for reading and writing data
to/from the PLC.
PLC Word References
All of the editors use the same format for referencing PLC words. To refer to a specific word in any
expression, use the following format ...
[plcname,word#format]
The fields plcname and #format are optional. If no information is entered in these fields, default values
are used.
PLC Word Format Fields
plcname,
The six character (or less) name of the designated PLC followed by a
comma. The PLC name is defined in the PLC Name and Port Table dialog
box. See the PLC Name and Port Table topic for more information about
this name.
If plcname is omitted, the default PLC (defined in the PLC Name and Port
Table dialog box) is used.
This field is optional.
word
The actual PLC reference number of the word to be read or written, using the
addressing nomenclature of the PLC defined by plcname.
See the specific PLC section for more information about word reference
numbers.
#format
A three-character or four-character code preceded by a number sign (#). This
code specifies the format of all PLC data read or written.
If #format is omitted, the default formats will be used as noted in the
Communication Driver Manuals.
Appendix C: Word and Bit References
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The PanelMate unit recognizes the following formats ...
*
#S16
Signed, 16 bit integer between -32768 and 32767 inclusive. The sign is
defined by the high order bit.
#U16
Unsigned, 16 bit integer between 0 and 65535 inclusive.
#S32*
Signed, 32 bit integer between -2,147,483,648 and 2,147,483,647 inclusive.
The sign is defined by the high order bit.
#U32*
Unsigned, 32 bit integer between 0 and 4,294,967,295 inclusive.
#BCD3
Three-digit binary coded decimal number between 0 and 999.
#BCD4
Four-digit binary coded decimal number between 0 and 9,999.
#BCD6*
Six-digit binary coded decimal number between 0 and 999,999.
The number is stored in two contiguous registers, three digits per register.
#BCD8*
Eight-digit binary coded decimal number between 0 and 99,999,999.
The number is stored in two contiguous registers, four digits per register.
#BIN3
Three-digit decimal number between 0 and 999.
#BIN4
Four-digit decimal number between 0 and 9,999.
#BIN6*
Six-digit decimal number between 0 and 999,999.
The number is stored in two contiguous registers, three digits per register.
#BIN8*
Eight-digit decimal number between 0 and 99,999,999.
The number is stored in two contiguous registers, four digits per register.
When specifying these data formats, the address specified for word defines the first of the two
registers (the one with the lower reference). This register will contain the most significant
portion of the number.
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#FP
32-bit floating point number between +/-1.20x10^-38 and 3.40x10^38 using the
IEEE format. The 32 bits contain three fields:
•
1 sign bit
•
Eight-bit biased exponent
•
23-bit mantissa with a 24th implicit normalized bit.
The normalized bit is always 1 for non-zero numbers. The bit is recognized
implicitly and not stored. The decimal point is placed immediately to the right of
the implicit normalized bit.
The exponent has a bias of 7F HEX (127 decimal).
The mantissa is precise to seven decimal places.
The PanelMate unit does not convert the bits in the PLC to any other data type,
but reads the bits as they are stored in the PLC. The PLC stores the bits as
shown below ...
---------------------------------------------MSB.........................LSB
1 Bit | 8 Bits | 23 Bits
Sign | Exponent | Mantissa
---------------------------------------------When the number of significant digits in a value exceeds the number of digits
for the display, the value is displayed in exponential notation provided the
length of the value field is equal to or greater than ...
•
five for positive numbers
•
six for negative numbers
The exponential format is ...
•
[-]n.nnnE-nn for negative exponents
•
[-]n.nnnE nn for positive exponents
Note that seven significant digits (not including the sign and decimal point) are
valid. If the field is longer than seven significant digits, the additional
information may be erroneous.
When you send data to the PLC, the PanelMate unit deletes any high order bits above the range
allowed.
BCD and BIN formats do not support negative values. Expressions can be used to scale values in the
PanelMate unit so the operator enters and reads negative numbers, but positive numbers are written to
or read from the PLC.
Appendix C: Word and Bit References
PLC Bit References
All of the editors use the same format for referencing PLC bits. To refer to a specific bit in any
expression, use the following format ...
[plcname,bit]
The field plcname is optional. If no information is entered in this field, default values are used.
PLC Bit Format Fields
plcname,
The six character (or less) name of the designated PLC followed by a
comma. The PLC name is defined in the PLC Name and Port Table
dialog box. See the PLC Name and Port Table topic for more
information about this name.
If plcname is omitted, the default PLC (defined in the PLC Name and
Port Table dialog box) is used.
This field is optional.
bit
The actual PLC reference number of the bit to be read or written, using
the addressing nomenclature of the PLC defined by plcname.
See the specific PLC section for more information about word reference
numbers.
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Appendix D: Using Graphics from other Software
Using Graphics from other Software
In this chapter, you will learn:
•
About using graphics from other software
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Using Graphics from other Software
You can cut and copy graphics from other window-based packages (such as CorelDraw and AutoCad)
and paste the graphics into the Configuration Software using the Windows clipboard. The graphic will
be converted to a bitmap or PowerGraphic. Once the graphic has been inserted, you can make it a
symbol.
The other application must be able to output to the Windows clipboard in a Windows bitmap or
metafile format.
Appendix E: Editing Graphics
Editing Graphics
In this chapter, you will learn:
•
About editing graphics
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Editing Graphics
You can use the keyboard keys to move, resize, or select objects. The following lists some suggestions
for using the keyboard keys.
•
The Arrow keys will move the selected object(s) one pixel.
•
The SHIFT key with the Arrow keys will move the selected object(s) five pixels.
•
The CTRL key with the Arrow keys will re-size the selected object(s) one pixel.
•
The CTRL and SHIFT keys with the Right Arrow and Down Arrow keys will re-size the
selected object(s) five pixels. The object is re-sized proportionately in both axes.
•
The TAB key will select the next object that was created on a page.
•
The SHIFT and TAB keys will select the previous object that was created on a page.
•
The F2 key will open the Object Properties dialog box when the object is selected.
Keyboard keys used to select, resize, move, select next, or select previous objects will not function on a
configuration page when another window has been selected. For example, if an object is selected and
the cursor is placed inside of the color selection palette and the Arrow keys are used to select different
colors on the palette, the Arrow keys cannot be used to move the selected object unless the
configuration page and the object are re-selected. This also applies when an object is selected and the
cursor is placed inside of the Select Font box or the Pen Width box on the toolbar.
Appendix F: Configuration Editor Problems
Configuration Editor Problems
In this chapter, you will learn:
•
Solutions to some common Configuration Editor problems
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Configuration Editor Problems
Some common configuration editor problems and solutions are listed below.
For information on online or transfer problems, refer to the Online Operation User’s Guide or the
Transfer Utility User’s Guide.
Problem
Configuration Editor could not
open the database.
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
1. Share.exe is not loaded.
1. Load share.
2. The NetNamePath in the
win.ini file under [Paradox
Engine] is not pointing to a
valid pathname.
2. Change the path to the
correct database directory.
3. pmconfig.db is not found in
the specified directory.
3. Ensure the path points to a
valid database directory.
4. The database path in
pmconfig.ini (in Windows
directory) does not point to a
valid database.
4. Ensure the database path
points to a valid database.
5. The database resides on a
shared drive on a network and
is currently open by another
user.
5. Once the other user closes
the database, you will be able
to open it.
6. The Configuration Editor
terminated abnormally through
a General Protection Fault or
hardware power failure and left
the database in a “locked”
state.
6. If you are absolutely sure
the database is not open on
your system, or another system
from a network connection:
delete the two lockfiles in the
database, paradox.lck and
pdoxusrs.lck.
Note that this is updated
automatically when the
database path is changed
within the Configuration
Editor.
Then, re-open the database.
The pull down menu font
selection does not display all
options when a large font video
driver is used.
Use the arrow keys to view all
font selections.
Appendix F: Configuration Editor Problems
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Problem
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
The error “General Protection
Fault” occurs during an export
of a configuration containing
bitmaps.
Incompatibility with the video
driver.
Replace the video driver with a
standard Windows (VGA)
driver and re-export.
The error “File exception
occurred while reading
database” appears in the
Configuration Software while
trying to export a
configuration.
Insufficient disk space.
Ensure there is sufficient disk
space where the Temp
directory or folder is located.
Colors or blinks shown in the
editor do not match those
shown in the online unit.
1. Switching between
Windows applications that use
different color palettes.
1. Try switching out of the
editor and back again or close
the editor and re-open it. If
these actions correct the
problem, then the video driver
has a bug. Proceed to
corrective action 3.
2. The video driver selected in
the Windows Control Panel is
not a 256-color driver.
2. Select a 256-color driver
from the video driver list in the
Windows Control Panel.
3. The selected video driver
has a bug.
3. Contact the video card
manufacturer for an updated
version that corrects this driver
bug.
PanelMate Series 1500 unit
has sluggish performance when
layered symbols are used and
the Conditional Visibility
feature is enabled.
Install the Dynamic Graphics
option and use Variable-Sized
Graphic objects instead of
layered symbols.
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Index
I-1
Index
A
AB DH-485 Maximum Node Address, 7-9
About This Manual, II
Purpose, II
What’s Inside, II
About PanelMate Configuration Editor, 2-35
Active Rack Example, 7-12
Advanced Trending Template Feature, 1-3
Allen-Bradley DH-485 Feature, 1-3
Allen-Bradley Remote I/O Setup, 7-10
Arc Tool, 2-41
B
Backup Database, 2-7
Bar Template, 10-18
Bar Template – Bar Attributes Tab, 10-19
Bar Template – Control Definitions Tab,
10-24
Bar Template – Control Definitions Tab
with Button Control, 10-25
Bar Template – Control Definitions Tab
with Numeric Control, 10-26
Bar Template – Expressions Tab, 10-21
Bar Template Tool, 2-44
Bar Trend Template, 10-33
Bar Trend Template - Bar Trend Attributes
Tab, 10-34
Bar Trend Template – Control Definitions
Tab, 10-40
Bar Trend Template – Control Definitions
Tab with Button Control, 10-41
Bar Trend Template – Control Definitions
Tab with Numeric Control, 10-43
Bar Trend Template – Expressions Tab, 1037
Bar Trend Template Tool, 2-44
Bit References, 11-51, C5
Bitmap Tool, 2-43
Bulletin Board Service, III
C
Clock and Calendar References within
Messages, 8-11
Color Display Feature, 1-3
Color Selection Palette, 2-37
Communication Driver Help Files, B-2
Conditional Expression Examples, A-3
Bit-wise Function Examples, A-4
Exponential Function Examples, A-4
General Examples, A-3
Logical Function Examples, A-4
Trigonometry Function Examples, A-3
Conditional Expression Operators, A-2
Configuration Editor Problems, F-2
Configuration Editor Report Options, 2-20
Configuration Editor Reports, 2-19
Configuration Properties, 3-8
Conversion, 2-9
Correspondence Address, III
CSV File - Creating, 12-12
Customer Support Center, III
D
Danish1 Font, 4-6
Database Treeview Window, 3-2
DCSNeT Interface Drop, 7-14
DDE Client and Server
Communications ,7-21
DDE Setup, 7-5
DeviceNet Setup, 7-15
DH-485 Maximum Node Address, 7-9
Display Template, 10-54
Display Template – Control Definitions
Tab, 10-59
Display Template – Display Attributes Tab,
10-55
Display Template – Expressions Tab, 10-56
Display Template Tool, 2-45
Driver Help Files, B-2
Dynamic Graphics Feature, 1-3
E
Edit Menu, 2-22
Editing Graphics, E-2
Ellipse Tool, 2-41
E-mail and Website Address, III
Emergency Technical Support, III
English Font, 4-4
Export As, 2-13
Export, 2-12
F
Features, 1-3
File Menu, 2-3
Font Editor, 4-2
French1 Font, 4-8
French2 Font, 4-10
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G
GE Fanuc Genius I/O, 7-13
Generic Protocol, 7-8
Genius I/O, 7-13
German1 Font, 4-12
Graphic Font, 4-18
Graphics Editing, E-2
Graphics from other Software, D-2
Greyscale/Color Feature, 1-4
H
Help Menu, 2-34
High Capacity Unit Feature, 1-3
I
Import, 2-11
Indicator Template, 10-2
Indicator Template – Control Definitions
Tab, 10-7
Indicator Template – Indicator Attributes
Tab, 10-3
Indicator Template – Indicator States Tab,
10-5
Indicator Template Tool, 2-44
Information Fax-Back Service, III
Installing the Configuration Software, 1-2
K
Keyboard Shortcuts, E-2
L
Line Tool, 2-40
Line Trend Template, 10-45
Line Trend Template – Control Definitions
Tab, 10-52
Line Trend Template – Line Trend
Attributes Tab, 10-46
Line Trend Template – Pen Definitions Tab,
10-49
Line Trend Template Tool, 2-44
M
Main Screen, 2-2
Make Symbol, 2-30
Message Library, 8-2
Modicon Modbus Feature, 1-3
N
New Configuration, 3-3
New Configuration Page, 3-5
O
Object Menu, 2-24
Object Properties, 2-26
Object Properties – Attributes Tab, 2-27
Object Properties – Location and Size Tab,
2-28
Object Properties – Visibility Tab, 2-29
Online Labels, 9-2
OPC Client Connectivity, 7-19
OPC Setup 7-4
Open Bitmap File, 2-43
Open Database, 2-5
P
Page Change with Delay Example, 6-14
Page Properties, 3-10
PLC Name and Port Table, 7-2
PLC References, C-2
Polygon Tool, 2-41
Port Settings, 7-6
Preface, I
Printing a Configuration Page, 2-21
Problems with Configuration Editor, F-2
Product Features, 1-3
256 Color/Greyscale Feature, 1-3
Advanced Trending Template Feature, 1-3
Capacity Expansion Kit Feature, 1-3
Color Feature, 1-3
DH-485 Feature, 1-3
Graphics Feature, 1-3
High Capacity Unit Feature, 1-3
Modicon Modbus Feature, 1-3
Product Ordering Service, III
R
Readout Template, 10-8
Readout Template – Control Definitions
Tab, 10-14
Readout Template – Control Definitions
Tab with Button Control, 10-15
Readout Template – Control Definitions
Tab with Numeric Control, 10-16
Readout Template – Expressions Tab, 1011
Readout Template – Readout Attributes
Tab, 10-9
Readout Template Tool, 2-44
Rectangle Tool, 2-40
Register References within Messages, 8-5
Binary-Based Formats, 8-9
Clock and Calendar References, 8-11
Decimal Place Formats, 8-9
Decimal-Based Formats, 8-9
General Format, 8-6
General Format Examples, 8-8
Index
Reliance DCSNET Interface Drop, 7-14
Remote I/O Setup, 7-10
Repair and Upgrade Service, III
Reference-to-Tag Replacement, 2-4,12-3
Reshape Tool, 2-40
S
Save As, 2-2
Select Symbol, 2-40
Selection Tool, 2-40
Shipping Address, III
Software Update Service, III
Spanish1 Font, 4-14
Status Bar, 2-38
Support Services, III
Swedish1 Font, 4-16
Symbol Library, 5-2
Symbol Origin, 5-5
Symbol Origin Offset Example, 5-6
Symbol Properties, 5-3
Symbol Tool, 2-42
System Online Labels, 9-2
System Online Labels – Alarm Text, 9-12
System Online Labels – Contrast
Adjustment Soft Key Prompts, 9-13
System Online Labels – Display
System/Configuration Info., 9-11
System Online Labels – Error Messages,
9-9
System Online Labels – Maintenance
Template Soft Key Prompts, 9-6
System Online Labels - Miscellaneous Soft
Key Prompts, 9-4
System Online Labels - Miscellaneous Text,
9-10
System Online Labels – Setup Page, 9-8
System Online Labels – Touchscreen
Button Templates, 9-14
System Online Labels – Touchscreen
Control Keys, 9-16
System Online Labels - Touchscreen
Keypad Entry Labels, 9-15
System Online Labels - User Entry Soft Key
Prompts, 9-7
System Parameters, 6-1
System Parameters – Communications Tab,
6-9
System Parameters – General Tab, 6-3
System Parameters – Password Tab, 6-4
System Parameters – Remote Tab, 6-11
I-3
T
Table Template, 10-28
Table Template – Table Attributes Tab,
10-29
Table Template – Table Entries Tab, 10-31
Table Template Tool, 2-44
Tag Name Files, 7-17
Tag Reference - Processing, 12-3
Tag Usage Overview, 12-2
Tags - Accessing, 12-6
Tags - Constructing Expressions, 12-9
Tags - Editing, 12-11
Tags - Using, 12-1
Technical Support Fax, III
Technical Support, III
Text Tool, 2-41
Tool Palette, 2-39
Toolbar, 2-36
Troubleshooting the Configuration Editor, F-2
U
Unsolicited Device, 7-7
Upgrade Database, 2-6
Using Graphics from other Software, D-2
V
V2.11 Export Errors, 2-7
V2.11 Export Guidelines, 2-16
Variable-Sized Bar Template, 11-7
Variable-Sized Bar Template – Control
Definitions Tab, 11-12
Variable-Sized Bar Template – Control
Definitions Tab with Button Control, 1113
Variable-Sized Bar Template – Control
Definitions Tab with Numeric Control,
11-15
Variable-Sized Bar Template – Expressions
Tab, 11-10
Variable-Sized Bar Template - VS Bar
Attributes Tab, 11-8
Variable-Sized Bar Template Tool, 2-45
Variable-Sized Control Button Template,
11-44
Variable-Sized Control Button Template –
Control Definitions Tab, 11-47
Variable-Sized Control Button Template –
VS Control Button Attributes Tab, 11-45
Variable-Sized Control Button Tool, 2-45
Variable-Sized Display Template, 11-29
Variable-Sized Display Template – Control
Definitions Tab, 11-35
Variable-Sized Display Template –
Expressions Tab, 11-32
Variable-Sized Display Template - VS
Display Attributes Tab, 11-30
I-4
Configuration Editor User’s Guide
Variable-Sized Display Template Tool, 2-45
Variable-Sized Graphic Template, 11-37
Variable-Sized Graphic Template – Control
Definitions Tab, 11-42
Variable-Sized Graphic Template – VS
Graphic States Tab, 11-40
Variable-Sized Graphics Template – VS
Graphic Attributes Tab, 11-38
Variable-Sized Graphic Template Tool, 2-45
Variable-Sized Indicator Template, 11-2
Variable-Sized Indicator Template – VS
Indicator Attributes Tab, 11-3
Variable-Sized Indicator Template – VS
Indicator States Tab, 11-5
Variable-Sized Indicator Template Tool, 2-45
Variable-Sized Readout Template, 11-18
Variable-Sized Readout Template – Control
Definitions Tab, 11-23
Variable-Sized Readout Template – Control
Definitions Tab with Button Control,
11-24
Variable-Sized Readout Template – Control
Definitions Tab with Numeric Control,
11-26
Variable-Sized Readout Template –
Expressions Tab, 11-21
Variable-Sized Readout Template - VS
Readout Attributes Tab, 11-19
Variable-Sized Readout Template Tool, 2-45
Verification Status, 2-15
Verify Application, 2-10
View Menu, 2-32
W
Website and E-mail Address, III
Window Menu, 2-33
Word References, C-2
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