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packinpennies posted Feb 17 at 6:17 pm
Hi,

I am having an issue connecting to a Koyo DL330 PLC via serial. I have it setup with the correct station addresses and COM port parameters, and it appears to be reading my register R16 correctly. However, writing to the tag fails. Sniffing the serial packets, it appears that the driver is trying to pull data from 2 8-bit registers when I only want to pull from one and I believe this is w
recent by Mel Nevergold  ·  Feb 18 at 6:57 pm
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dougs posted Feb 5 at 5:10 pm
Some people have been having an issue connecting to the Microsoft Store and downloading the Excel plugin. A lot of these we have found are because of the Excel build. Note that Excel can be up to date with security patches but still be behind on builds.

The add-in currently requires what is known as the ExcelApi 1.4 requirement set which is available in build 7870.2024 or later, so although y
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recent by Mel Nevergold  ·  Feb 18 at 6:43 pm
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pieter posted Jan 31 at 3:30 pm
For a school I work on three small PLC controlled processes supervised by separate VTScada applications to manage
some food processing equipment (evaporator, powder dryer machine, autoclave) that the students have to learn to work with.

Is there a report tool for VTScada that enables me to document the details of the tags of these applications in an organized way for the project document
recent by pieter  ·  Feb 14 at 12:16 pm
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jfrye posted Feb 10 at 8:07 pm
We are trying to create a report for documenting the duration a sewage lift station is overflowing on a day to day basis.

We have a calculation tag setting the overflow setpoint, and an alarm tag running the trigger of "wet well level > setpoint". Followed by a logger tag monitoring the state of the alarm tag, logging at every 60 sec.

When we run daily total reports on the logger
recent by jfrye  ·  Feb 12 at 12:35 pm
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So... in the past Calculation tags have been used to create Color tags.
With VT12 this can be done using the Universal IO Tag: String Calculation but it seems that most objects object to picking String calculation tags { see what I did there }. When picking a color for a box and you select tag and go to choose a tag, it looks for numeric tags. Interestingly, you can select the tag in the lef
recent by DanW  ·  Feb 11 at 8:55 pm
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The VTScada help file indicates that the RadioButtons function should be called using the Dot notation:

\System.RadioButtons(.....);
When I attempted this implementation the radio buttons did not show up in my display. After verifying my variables I tried using the "\" notation:

\System\RadioButtons(......);
This worked.

(Full Disclosure: I'm using the VT11 era "CompletedTutorial" ap
recent by Andrew Harvie  ·  Feb 11 at 7:51 pm
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jjauregui posted Feb 5 at 12:20 am
I am looking to display the following VIC Client information in a project:


Server Name client is connected to
Client Name
Logged in Windows username that the client is running on

For item 1 (Server Name) I am using the following expression which is working fine: \DisplayManager\RootSession\Name

How would I reference items 2 & 3 above?

recent by Michael  ·  Feb 10 at 3:27 pm
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Is there a way to resize the horizontal buttons widget for a selector switch tag? It seems like it would be standard practice to have some user set-able parameters in the properties dialog for setting the width and height of the buttons, but there is not and the buttons are just too small.

recent by Michael  ·  Feb 8 at 6:04 am
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Hello,

Getting error code 33,028 when trying to connect to Siemens S7 Driver. I'm using VTSCADA Light Version 12.0.04.

Any Help is Appreciated

Found Solution

Open the PLC project in the S7 TIA Portal software.
Go to Project View
In the Project Tree window, select the device that is causing the error.
Hit Alt-Enter to bring up the Properties dialog.
On the General tab,
recent by Dave - VTScada  ·  Feb 5 at 7:39 pm
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Natashia - VTScada posted Mar 2 '17 at 2:46 pm
Question posed on our website: Any work on supporting/offering OPC UA? MQTT? I like the internet server & redundancy. What I may want to do is integrate your product to display VTScada HMI screens. How do I populate the screen(s) with real time data? I have in place all the data acquisition & can provide it to your internet server(s) via??? I'm thinking in terms of Opto 22 HMI servers wh
recent by jbrzozoski  ·  Jan 27 at 4:43 pm
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Hi, I would like to put a numeric entry box somewhere in my application so that the alarm parameters (like low alarm setpoint) can be changed without the user having to go into the tag properties. Is it possible to reference these parameters outside the properties box? for example like how you can reference a tags value by using \Value

If that is not possible then is it possible to create a t
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Has anyone experienced issues being online with an Allen Bradley PLC, causing VTScada to slow down or even lose communication at all? Doesn’t really cause any major issues (yet) but I’m curious if anyone else has seen this, thank you

recent by Michael  ·  Jan 23 at 3:02 pm
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Ketul posted Jan 18 at 1:15 pm
I want to write an expression on "digital status" tag. According to changing in value of digital status tag, different text should be shown.
As like, If digital status tag value is 0 then it should shows 'disabled', If its value is 1 then it shows 'running', if tag value is 2 then it shows 'blocked', if the value is 3 then it shows 'unknown'.

I want to write an expresion in tags. How can i
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jfrye posted Jan 22 at 2:18 pm
Looking for the best way to configure resolutions between 10 pack applications and various client size displays. We have 15" 1024x768 HMIs at our panels, these using the 10 packs so we can filter by panel number. Then we have 27" and 32" monitors in our operator room running the main application on the VIC, and then programmer staff use 24" monitors.

Here is a look at how we have one of the
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Ketul posted Jan 18 at 2:00 pm
I have used VTScada in my pumping application where my pumps are start&stop according to level in sump.
When my level goes above to start level it will start my pumps & when level reaches below to stop level it will stop tye pumps.
I have used level tag(analog control), pump running status tag (digital status), start & stop level tag(analog control) etc.
I want to animate my
recent by Andrew Harvie  ·  Jan 21 at 4:30 pm
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DanW posted Jan 20 at 7:59 pm
The High Performance HMI Handbook (Scada Bible) suggests that Faceplates should have a reserved spot on displays that change according to the item selected on the display.


Everything on the screen is selectable, and when selected the standard faceplate for the element appears in a reserved “faceplate zone” rather than floating around the screen obscuring the graphic.
Element m
recent by DanW  ·  Jan 21 at 1:11 pm
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Good morning,

Little quirk I noticed this morning - When using the Vertical Analog Bar High Performance Widget (VT12) the setpoint only allows you to choose a tag. It should allow the selection of a parameter, linked tag property or expression.

In my particular case I wanted to select a linked tag. This was accomplished by just choosing the tag (that I would like to have linked too) and t
recent by DanW  ·  Jan 20 at 7:52 pm
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CharlesH posted Jan 15 at 6:17 pm
We are preparing to upgrade our software from 11.3 to 12.0+ and I am looking for any information that we need to know before upgrading? (i.e. are there any windows updates that don't play nice with VTScada v12?, any major changes we should prepare for going from 11.3 to 12?)

Also, as a secondary question, is it possible to launch our application on a different PC/Server and run it as if it we
recent by Chris Little  ·  Jan 16 at 3:36 pm
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Mrpike posted Jan 14 at 4:34 am
What is the best/easiest way to manually disable comms to a device that is missing? I have devices that are offline at times and I want to optimize comms by preventing the driver from trying to constantly attempt comms to a device that I know is offline. Is there a setting I can toggle? Thanks.

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drummin89 posted Jan 14 at 12:23 am
I believe I know the answer to this but figured I'd ask anyways. Is it possible to do a lookup table in VTSCADA?

I have a customer that wants some live calculations done that are currently done in an Excel spreadsheet, some of which involves a lookup table.

Even if I have to do something external and pass the result back into VTSCADA. Can VTSCADA read from an Excel spreadsheet through scr
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dbabler posted Jan 9 at 1:59 pm
We have 4 computers on the same network at a single location, none of them have internet access and the times on the computers will tend to float away from each other. Is there a way to sync all 4 using VTScada somehow? Basically just need to have one common time across all stations if possible.

recent by Dave - VTScada  ·  Jan 9 at 5:11 pm
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Kevin Way posted Jan 2 at 8:42 pm
I am looking for some direction on creating a Data Grid in VTSCADA
that can poll from the historian.
There is an example in the Oil & Gas Suite for the flow computer history.


Any help would be appreciated


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recent by Andrew Harvie  ·  Jan 6 at 7:25 pm
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I have a device that sends status updates on a Modbus network. I have successfully connected to it and can access the registers. However, there is a status register that stores the system status as an integer that I need to decode into a binary word. I then need to be able to access each bit of the word to determine the system status. How can I accomplish this? I'm new to working with SCADA and t
recent by Mrpike  ·  Dec 31 '19 at 2:58 am
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drummin89 posted Dec 19 '19 at 8:14 pm
I have some data points that I need to put in a report, but I only need to show those values every 15 minutes that the process is in a certain step (A pump is running). The report will be ran at the end of the month and will cover the entire month.

I would prefer to have those points logged continuously for trending and so the customer can look back at any time and see what the value was whet
recent by drummin89  ·  Dec 26 '19 at 7:12 pm
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