I can't download to my PanelView Plus 7?

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Reader Question:

I have a PanelView Plus 7 400 and FactoryTalk View Studio 8.0, but cannot download my project to the PanelView Plus? I've also tried using a USB Flash Drive to transfer the program too, but the PanelView Plus 7 won't run it?

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I've had the exact same issue!

Even though View Studio 8.0 does list the PanelView Plus 7 400, I also could not find way to get the PVP7 400 to run my .MER

When you try to download the .MER using the transfer utility, the PVP7 is not a recognized device.

And when you try to run the .MER after transferring it to the PVP7 using a memory stick, you get the following error on the PVP7:

“This terminal can only run HMI applications (MERs) designed for PanelView Plus Compact or PanelView Plus 7 standard terminals. Please load an appropriate HMI application (MER)”


This happens even though View Studio 8.0 clearly shows the PanelView Plus 7 listed as an available terminal:


To correct this issue, you need to download and install the latest View Studio Patch Roll-up, which you can get from the below link:

After applying this patch, you will see an updated list of terminals to select from in View Studio:


Your PanelView Plus 7 will also now show up correctly in RSLinx Enterprise, and your newly created 8.0 MER Runtime File will run on your PanelView Plus 7.


Hope this helps!

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Shawn Tierney
Automation Blogger and Trainer
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Old Comment:

  1. Thank you so much! I can’t believe Rockwell’s knowledge base doesn’t have this answer.

  2. You’re very welcome!

    It’s in there somewhere, but very hard to find 🙁

    Shawn Tierney

    If you enjoyed reading my article you may also like my affordable training courses at TheAutomationSchool.com

  3. I have HMI PVP Plus 7 Std 700 DLR connect with Fatory Talk 8.1 but can’t download . Transfer Utility inform “The destination selected is not a vaild Factory Talk View ME Station destination” . Can you help me?