How to View and Edit PanelView Plus Communications

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So you have a PanelView Plus, PanelView Plus 6, or PanelView Plus 7, and want to view or edit project communications, or find out which PLC a shortcut points to?

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) Select Terminal Settings from the main menu, then select Networks and Communications, and then Enter:

Step 3) Now select RSLinx Enterprise Communications, and then Enter:

Step 4) And now you will see your PanelView Plus's current communications configuration, which may look similar to mine below:

And this is my PanelView Plus 7's current communications configuration:

Step 5) Next, to see a list of Shortcuts and Targets, return to the main menu and insure an application is loaded. Then select Application Settings:

Step 6) Next select Device Shortcuts, and then Enter:

Step 7) Now select the Shortcut from the list that you want to see the Target for. Then select Enter:

Note: You may not have more than one Shortcut, but you will have at least one if your project communicates to an A-B PLC.

Step 8) And here you will see the Shortcut's Target PLC highlighted. In this example it's a MicroLogix 1000:

And below you can see another example of a Target PLC taken from my PanelView Plus 7:

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You can watch a video of the above procedure in the below video(s):


 

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Sincerely,

Shawn Tierney
Automation Blogger and Trainer
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