So you have a PanelView Plus, PanelView Plus 6, or PanelView Plus 7, and want to copy a new .MER runtime file to it using a memory card or USB flash drive?
Well in today’s article I’ll show you step-by-step how to use the PanelView Plus Configuration Menu to do just that.
Step 1) Power on your PanelView Plus and return to the main configuration menu as shown below:
Note: If you don’t know how to get back to the main configuration menu, check out my previous article on that topic:
Step 2) Now Select “Terminal Settings”:
Step 3) Next, scroll down and select “File Management”:
Step 4) Now select the Enter button:
Step 5) Next select “Copy Files”:
Step 6) Select the Enter button again:
Step 7) Now select “Copy Applications”:
Step 8) And select the Enter button:
Step 9) Now you’re in the “Copy Applications” screen, and you need to chose where to copy your .MER runtime file from.
“External Storage 1” would be a memory card, while “External Storage 2” would be a USB Flash Drive.
Below you’ll see both those options available as I have installed compatible devices into both ports:
Step 10) Select the location of your memory deivce and you should see a list of .MER runtime files.
NOTE: Your runtime files must be located in the following directory for the PanelView Plus to find them: “Rockwell Software\RsViewME\Runtime“
Step 11) Now select the file you wish to copy to your PanelView Plus:
Step 12) And then select “Destination”:
Step 13) Next choose “Internal Storage”:
Step 14) Then choose “Copy”:
Note: The copy process can take 2 seconds to 2 minutes, depending on the size of your MER runtime file and the devices being used.
Step 15) If a file with the same name already exists on the PanelView Plus you’ll be prompted to confirm if you would like to overwrite it:
Step 16) Once done, you will be returned to the “Copy Applications” screen and can select “Cancel,” then “Close” three times to return to the main menu:
For more information about which PanelView Plus models support which features, check out my previous article:
You can watch a video of the above procedure in the below video:
I hope you found this article helpful. If you have any questions please feel free to post them at automation.locals.com
Until next time, Peace ✌️
Shawn M Tierney
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