PanelView Plus Guide

View Studio Site Edition – Numeric & String Input Colors & Styles (T009)

In this edition of Automation Tech Tips I walk through how to change the Color and Style settings of Numeric and String Inputs in FactoryTalk View Studio. NOTE: If you need to learn how to use ViewSE, check out my ViewSE Course. It comes with instructor support and never expires. Automation...

View Studio, RSView32 – Export, Edit, and Import Tags (T008)

In this edition of Automation Tech Tips I walk through how to Export tags from FactoryTalk View Studio, how to Edit them in Notepad or Excel, and things to avoid that would prevent you from Importing your edited file back into View Studio. NOTE: If you need to learn how...

PanelView Plus – .MER Runtime: Unable to load ActiveX control, Newer version required (qa230214)

Automation Q & A from the Morning Show dated 02/14/23: A reader recently asked why he's getting this error on his PanelView Plus: “Unable to load ActiveX control. Cause: Newer file version of ActiveX control required,” and I share my thoughts on that in today's Automation Q&A. NOTE: You'll find...

Migrate / Convert – ViewME (Machine Edition) to ViewSE (Site Edition) (T005)

In this edition of Automation Tech Tips I walk through how to migrate FactoryTalk View Machine Edition entire projects (or just components) into FactoryTalk View Site Edition. Note: If you need help learning to use the PanelView Plus or ViewSE, check out my Five-Star rated online courses here. They come...

FactoryTalk Linx (RSLinx Enterprise) (P140)

Today my guest is Ron Bliss who introduces us to what's new with FactoryTalk Linx and FTLinx Gateway in Episode 140 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast: [vimeo 797070411 w=750 h=420] The Automation Podcast is also available on most Video...

PanelView Plus – .MER Runtime: Terminal Cannot Find File? (qa230131)

Automation Q & A from the Morning Show dated 01/31/23: Recently a community member ran into an issue with a newly purchased machine where the PanelView Plus was showing an error that it could not find the .MER Runtime file, and I share my thoughts on what might be happening...

PanelView Plus – Firmware: “Your PanelView Plus Firmware May Be Corrupt…” (qa230125)

Automation Q & A for 01/25/23: I was asked by a member of our community recently what he should do now that his PanelView Plus 600 is booting up to an error like, "Your PanelView Plus Firmware May Be Corrupt," and I discuss the answer that question in today's Automation...

PanelView Plus – Trends: Where’s My Data?? (M5E33)

I discuss a reader's question about why his historical data may be missing from his Trend in this episode of The Automation Minute. [vimeo 731760739 w=750 h=420] The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 33 Show Notes: Episode Links: - Article and Discussion: https://theautomationblog.com/insights-inbox-how-do-i-make-a-panelview-plus-trend-historical/ Join our new community at Automation.Locals.com! Become part of our community to take...

PanelView Plus – Datalogs – Running More Than One? (M5E32)

I discuss a reader's question about if you can have multiple DataLogs running at the same time in a PanelView Plus in this episode of The Automation Minute. [vimeo 731751558 w=750 h=420] The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 32 Show Notes: Episode Links: - Article and Discussion: https://theautomationblog.com/insights-inbox-how-do-i-make-a-panelview-plus-trend-historical/ Join our new community at Automation.Locals.com! Become part...

What’s New In FactoryTalk View Machine Edition v13

Rockwell recently released version 13.00 of FactoryTalk View Machine Edition, and below I'll summarize the new and enhanced features, as well as corrected anomalies: New Features and Enhancements: Cross Reference The Cross Reference form now includes the ability to search on object names. Image Object Animation A long request feature, ViewME v13...

FTLinx, RSLinx Enterprise – DH+ / Data Highway Plus Timeouts (Q&A)

In this edition of "Community Q & A" (formerly "Insight's Inbox",) I discuss with one of our community members at automation.locals.com what might be causing one of his Data Highway Plus devices to keep timing out. Note: To see a list of all our Data Highway Plus videos and articles,...

PanelView Plus – Error on Replacement Unit: Kepware Drivers Missing

In this edition of "Community Q & A" (formerly "Insight's Inbox",) I discuss with one of our community members at https://automation.locals.com what might be causing the issue he is having with his replacement PanelView Plus. Community Question: Our PanelView Plus 600 went bad, so in it's place we installed a PanelView...

View Studio Machine Edition – Editing Projects, Applications, Runtimes

The PanelView Plus from Rockwell Automation was released back in 2003, and over the years countless thousands have been installed in applications across the world. And like with any HMI, over time many End Users find they want to make changes to the project running on their PanelView Plus, but...

Logix, View – ROKLive20: What’s New with Logix and View at ROKLive 2020 (S42)

In this episode of The Automation Show I share my top picks from Rockwell's ROKLive Logix and View Presentations: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video.  The Automation Show, Episode 42 Show Notes: Quick Link to Rockwell's ROKLive website:  TheAutomationBlog.com/ROKLive2020 Note: The above link redirects to the actual...

View – ROKLive20: What’s New with View at ROKLive 2020

One of my favorite Rockwell Automation trade show sessions is “What's New in View.” This year, the ROKLive presentation that came closet to that classic presentation was VZ02, “Visualization What's New,” and in today's article I'll highlight the slides that caught my attention: (Note: To see a complete list of products featured in...

FTLinx, RSLinx Enterprise, ViewME – DH+ / Data Highway Plus to ControlLogix, SLC-5/04, & PLC-5 (S35)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I cover how to use View Studio to create and download a PanelView Plus program to read data from a ControlLogix, SLC-5/04 and PLC-5 over a Data Highway Plus network: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video.  The...

FTLinx, RSLinx Enterprise, ViewME – DH-485 to CompactLogix, SLC-500, and MicroLogix (S31)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I'll walk through how to use View Studio Machine Edition to create a PanelView Plus project to communicate with PLCs over DH-485: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video.  The Automation Show, Episode 31 Show Notes: Support our site...

Logix, View – AF2018: What’s New with Logix and View from Automation Fair 2018 (S06)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, we take a look at What's New in Logix and View based on the Automation Fair 2018 presentations: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 368574126 w=750 h=420] The Automation Show, Episode 6 Show Notes: NOTE: Would you like...

View – AF2018: What’s New with View at Automation Fair 2018

One of my favorite Automation Fair Technical Sessions is "What's New in View," and in today's article I'll highlight the slides that caught my attention as I reviewed this year's presentation. First up was several slides about the PanelView 5000 series, but before we get into them I wanted to...

Seven things you need to know about the PanelView Plus

I still run into new users who need to support and program the Allen-Bradley PanelView Plus HMI, even though it was released over a decade ago. So for everyone out there who's in the same position, today I'll share with you the seven essential things you need to know about...