How to migrate from the PanelView Component to PanelView 800

As we discussed earlier today, Rockwell has announced the “end of life” dates for the PanelView Component 4″, 6″ and 10″ models.

With that in mind, in this article we’ll look at what you need to do to migrate from the PanelView Component (PVc) to the PanelView 800 (PV800.)

Part 1: Converting your PanelView Component project to the PanelView 800

Converting you old PanelView Component project to a PanelView 800 project is fairly simple using CCW 8.0 and the below steps:

Step 1) Open your PanelView Component project in CCW 8.0 and save it with a new name.

Step 2) Right click on the PanelView at the top of the project tree and select “Change Graphic Terminal”

PanelView Component to 800_1

Step 3) On the right hand side of the popup window, select the PanelView 800 you would like to change your project to:

PanelView Component to 800_2

Step 4) Optionally, if you’d like to see a detailed comparison of the two models side-by-side, click on the “Show Detail Comparison” link:

PanelView Component to 800_3

Step 5) When ready, click on “Change.” The conversion will then ask to “save” your application before proceeding. Click “Ok” to proceed and overwrite your existing project (this is why step one has you save your project with a new name, so your original project is not overwritten.)

PanelView Component to 800_4

Step 6) After a few moments, the conversion will complete. At this point you should review your screens to see if they require any minor adjustments.

Part 2: Hardware migration considerations

The PanelView 800 hardware has several differences from the PanelView Component.

First, the PV800 has a MicroSD card slot while the PVc has a standard SD card slot.

Additionally, the PV800 uses mounting clamps similar to smaller PanelView Plus models, while most of the PVc models had integrated mounting clamps.

But probably the most important hardware difference is the actual cutout dimensions.

While users of the PanelView Component 4″ model will find the PanelView 800 4″ model is exactly the same size, this can’t be said for the 6″ and 10″ models.

So to aid existing users of those models, Rockwell is selling “cutout adaptor plates” that allow the new models to fit in the old cutouts.

For those migrating from PVc 6” to PV800 7”, adapter plate PN# 2711R-APK7  can be used to allow an exist PVc 6″ cutout to accept a PV800 7” unit.

And for those migrating from PVc 10” to PV800 10”, adapter plate PN# 2711R-APK10 can be used to allow an existing PVc 10″ cutout to accept the PV800 10” model.

For more information about these adaptor plates, check out the below Rockwell document:

And for more information about the differences between the PanelView Component and the PanelView 800, check out the below Rockwell comparison:

I hope the above article discussing how to migrate from the PanelView Component to the PanelView 800 was helpful.

If you have any comments or questions please feel free to share them with us by using the “Leave a reply” form at the bottom of this page.


Shawn Tierney
Automation Consultant
Insights In Automation

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Legacy Comments

  1. How do I open the .cha file in Connected components? It will only allow a .ccw file. I have been tasked with this project, with no knowledge of the hardware or software………….


  3. Did you get your file open Kristi?

    Shawn Tierney

  4. Martín Gesteira

    I try to import device but it throws me an error, in spanish, wich reads something like “Object reference is not set to an object instance”. Some advice will be apreciated. Thanks in advance.

    • Good morning Martin,

      I have not seen that issue, sorry.

      If you can’t get it working, I’d be more than happy to accept a donation of a cup of coffee to take a look at your file for you. Use this link if you’re interested:


      Shawn Tierney

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      • Martín Gesteira

        Hello Shawn, good morning!

        Thanks for that really fast answer, I’ve been out for these weeks.

        Today I returned to the office and this problem was still waiting for me. But I got the panel on wich the original application was runing, I made a new backup on the same computer I got CCW installed, and then I could import the .cha with no problems. I finished the migration in less than five minutes.

        Thanks again. And forgive my bad english!

        Martín Gesteira

        • Congrats Martin and thank you for letting us know how it all worked out!

          Have a great weekend,

          Shawn Tierney

  5. Great article Shawn! Tried Google and found your gem of knowledge after reading four RA pub’s and their KB without finding an explanation of the what the adapter plates were for.

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