Once this is done, I open the PanelView Plus project in ViewStudio and modify the RSLinx Enterprise (RSLE) shortcut to point at the emulator. However, in this case when I proceeded to update my RSLE shortcut, browsing the virtual backplane didn’t display my emulated processor?
So, I first restarted the RSLE service, and when that didn’t work I restarted my virtual PC. With it still not working, I headed of to the Rockwell Knowledgebase and the only helpful advice it had was to reinstall RSLinx Enterprise. After a painfully long re-install of RSLE, I was indeed able to browse to my emulated processor, update my shortcut, and test the ViewStudio project.
I was a little confused as I was running Emulate 5000 v20, which on Windows XP should had provided support for version 12 to 20. After confirming this fact in the product’s release notes, I tried another slots and was able to chose from versions 12-20. I didn’t research this further, but thought it was worth passing on since I hadn’t noticed this slot / version restriction before.
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