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myDESIGNER USER MANUAL
  1. Introduction
    1. About myDESIGNER
  2. Tutorial videos
    1. myDESIGNER
    2. myREPORTS
    3. myMOBILE
  3. Getting started with myDESIGNER
    1. Creating a project
    2. Workspace management
  4. Checking project
  5. Projects’ visual appearance
  6. GUI/HMI Editor
    1. Creating views
    2. Selecting objects
    3. Drawing primitives
    4. Creating text elements
    5. Insert image
    6. Poly-lines
    7. Moving objects
    8. Resizing objects
    9. Rotating objects
    10. Skewing objects
    11. Filleting
    12. Combining objects
    13. Fill and stroke
    14. Rulers and guides
    15. Layers
    16. Copying and pasting elements
    17. Object's order
    18. Grouping
    19. Repeated actions mode
    20. View scripts
    21. Used tags
    22. Zoom on zone
    23. Undo and redo
    24. View properties
  7. Components
    1. Default components
    2. Custom components
    3. Used components
    4. Editing components
    5. Replacements
    6. On touch actions
    7. Entering advanced functions (equations)
  8. Components library
    1. Combo box, List box and Text box
      1. Inserting into view
      2. Components parameters
      3. Using components in view scripts
      4. Supported functions
    2. Chart component
  9. Active area
    1. Introduction
    2. Creating active areas
    3. External web page in active area
    4. HTML code
    5. DIV type
  10. Layout views
    1. Page layout
    2. Adding layout view
    3. Creating new layout
  11. Entering tags and math expressions
    1. Entering tags
    2. Entering mathematical expressions
  12. Tree tags database
    1. Changing tag value
    2. Engineering units
    3. Filtering data
    4. Usage count
    5. MS Excel import and export
    6. Tag import
    7. Deleting unused tags
    8. Restoring tag database
    9. Specifying a new tag during development
  13. Formatting numerical values
  14. Linking views with PLC
    1. Introduction
    2. Animations
    3. Show value animation
    4. Value to text mapping animation
    5. Visibility animation
    6. Opacity animation
    7. Color animation
    8. Moving animation
    9. Size animation
    10. Scale animation
    11. Rotate animation
    12. Circular sector animation
    13. Zoom visibility animation
    14. Sounds
    15. Sounds triggered by tag value
    16. Effects
  15. Time Sequence
    1. Example
    2. Triggering time sequences
    3. Modifying time settings
    4. Adding new sequences
    5. Renaming time sequence
    6. Switching among time sequence
    7. Modifying timing
    8. Combining multiple time sequences
  16. Open command
    1. Open type
    2. Target
    3. Popup (face plate) window
    4. View type
  17. Write/Set command
    1. Using batches
    2. Specifying set command parameters
    3. Value options
  18. Scaling set values
    1. Set example
  19. Key shortcuts
  20. On touch
    1. On touch in views
    2. On touch in component
    3. On touch example
    4. Lock element
    5. Lock key
    6. Slider
  21. Parametric views
    1. Opening parametric views
    2. Symbolic text replacements
    3. Symbolic tag creation
    4. Replacing connections
    5. Nesting parametric views
    6. Usage example:
  22. View scripts
    1. Using script in views
    2. Declaring variables
    3. Script writing
    4. Using variables in animations and effects
    5. Debugging view scripts
    6. Using debug screen on your view
    7. Using web browsers integrated debugger
    8. Using JavaScript libraries - Includes
    9. Linking external JavaScript libraries – Remote includes
  23. View scripts - list of functions
    1. Dealing with elements
    2. ListBox, TextBox and ComboBox functions
    3. Animations
    4. Effects
    5. Error frames
    6. Zoom
    7. Open command
    8. Users, language and login
    9. Retrieving files
    10. Communicating with server side scripts
    11. Tables
    12. Alarms and aggregated alarms
    13. Data - Log data
    14. Custom charts
    15. Tag info
    16. Other useful functions
  24. Documents
  25. Reports
    1. Creating report templates
    2. Designing report
    3. Inserting text
    4. Adding picture – logo
    5. Table data
    6. Table summary
    7. Previewing report during design
    8. Showing report in runtime
    9. Creating custom report in runtime
    10. Creating report on demand
  26. CAS alarms
    1. Digital alarms
    2. Analog alarms
    3. Alarm window
    4. Alarm history
      1. CAS alarms occurrence - Chart/Table
    5. CAS alarms in view - example
    6. CAS alarms preview of appearance
  27. Data logging
    1. Data - logs
    2. Defining connection
    3. Defining data points
    4. Continuous data logging
    5. Triggered data logs
    6. Triggered logging example
    7. Simple periodic export to CSV and Microsoft Power BI
    8. Data-logs properties
  28. Data - Log views
    1. Data points selection
    2. Data grouping
    3. Filtering data
    4. 3D chart
    5. Data-logs preview - appearance editor
  29. Aggregated data logs
    1. Creating aggregated data log
    2. Aggregated values:
    3. Time aggregates
    4. Value change aggregates
    5. Aggregates based on alarm activation
    6. Running the aggregation periodically
  30. Advanced trends
    1. Using multiple axes
    2. Advanced trends – visual appearance
    3. Gantt chart
  31. Connections
    1. Creating new connection
    2. Creating PLC type connection
    3. Creating database type connection
    4. Creating IoT type connection
    5. Deleting connections
    6. Advanced options - optimizations
  32. User accesses
    1. Access levels
    2. Access groups
    3. User accounts
    4. Limiting access for whole project
    5. Limited access for views and trends
    6. Limited access of arbitrary object in views
    7. User edit in runtime
    8. RFID
  33. Multi - language support
    1. Providing translations inside a project
    2. Translating names of Views
    3. Translating Data - logs
    4. Translating CAS alarms
    5. Translating advanced trends
  34. Server-side scripts
    1. Introduction
    2. Server-side scripts folder
    3. Server-side scripts folder structure
    4. Variables tables
    5. Script data-logs
    6. Global variables
    7. Sources folder
    8. Organizing project into modules
    9. Importing modules
    10. Using the event-driven asynchronous callbacks
    11. Creating server side reports
    12. mySCADA specific functions
    13. Debugging
    14. Script status (on myBOX devices only)
    15. Ser2Net (on myBOX devices only)
  35. View and server side scripts – common tasks
    1. Graphical guides
    2. Read/Write data from/to PLC
    3. Generating report
    4. Other guides
    5. Server side scripts – examples
    6. Reading data from PLC
    7. Writing data into PLC
    8. Timers – eg. run code in given time intervals
    9. Scheduled execution e.g run code every Monday at 2:00 PM
    10. Generating a report at given time interval
    11. Limiting access to generated files
    12. Processing data-log data
    13. Exporting data-log data into CSV files
    14. Using virtual PLC
    15. Sending data from view script into server side scripts
  36. Devices
  37. EtherNet/IP driver
  38. MicroLogix and SLC driver
  39. Modbus driver
    1. Tag name syntax
    2. 32-bit registers in Modbus
    3. Floating point numbers
    4. 32-bit integers
    5. Address mapping
    6. Signed and unsigned numbers
  40. Siemens S7 family PLCs driver
    1. Memory types
    2. S7 data types
    3. S7 1200/1500 notes
    4. Protection
    5. LOGO! 0BA7/0BA8 configuration
    6. S7-200 (via CP243-1) configuration
  41. OPC UA driver
    1. Connection configuration
    2. Tag name syntax
  42. MELSEC-Q driver
    1. Tag name syntax
    2. Connection settings
  43. SigFox driver
    1. Datatype
    2. Reverse order
  44. Databases driver
    1. Reading values from SQL database
    2. Examples
    3. Writing values to SQL database
    4. Using SQL connectivity in Server Side Scripts
  45. Download/Upload from/to device
    1. Download to device
    2. Upload from device
  46. Recipes
  47. Running hours
  48. Timeline
  49. mySCADA TIA portal connector

37.EtherNet/IP driver #

The user is not forced to enter the data type during the screen drawing. The proper data type is fetched during the data reading from the PLC. There might be some limitations, as only certain data types are supported. The following paragraph specifies all supported data types for a given PLC type.

 

The EtherNet/IP driver supports all numeric data types:

Tag Data Type

Description

DINT

An atomic data type consisting of a DWORD used for storing a 32-bit signed integer value (-2,147,483,648 to +2,147,483,647).

SINT

An atomic data type that stores an 8-bit signed integer value (-128 to +127).

INT

An atomic data type consisting of a word used for storing a 16-bit signed integer value (-32,768 to +32,767).

REAL

An atomic data type that stores a 32-bit IEEE floating-point value.

BOOL

The BOOL data type is an atomic data type consisting of a single bit.

 

The access to user-defined data types, like structures or arrays, is supported. To read or write the elements inside the structured tags, you should use the “dot” notation, e.g.

tank[1].volume is proper syntax to read the volume of the 1st tank.

Reading Controller Tags:

To read a controller tag, just specify the tag name.

Reading Program Tags:

To read a program tag, you have to specify the program name before the tag name. You must use the following syntax:

Program: name.tag
name – program name
tag – tag name

So if you want to communicate with tag named valve from a program named control, you will have the following syntax: Program:control.valve

Limitation of the BOOL arrays in ControLogix

The different syntax to access the elements in the BOOL arrays is used in the myDESIGNER, compared to the programs stored in the controller. In myDESIGNER, you have to address the word and bit position separately. The word consists of the 32 bits – BOOL elements and the range  of the BOOL array is split into multiple words.

Example:

If you have a BOOL array TestBool with 54 elements, you can access its elements using the following address:

3rd element (bit)                  TestBool[0].3

34th element (bit)                TestBool[1].2

54th element (bit)                TestBool[1].22

Out of range, bad address    TestBool[2].0

Out of range, bad address    TestBool[50]

Recommendation on improvement of communication speed

The communication with the ControLogix controller has been designed in such way that reading arrays together is faster than reading each element separately. This means that if you use the tags that can be arranged into the arrays, you will notice a significant increase of speed.

For example, to read the status of levels in all 10 tanks, you should design your data types so that all levels are stored in an array with 10 elements. Below you will see an example of how to implement the faster method:

 

Level[1]

Level[2]                        FAST

Level[3]

 

If you prefer structures, you can use the following way; however, addressing of this type will slow down the communication. Therefore, we do not recommend the use of this type of data addressing.

 

BigTank[1].Level

BigTank[2].Level         SLOW

BigTank[3].Level

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