Rockwell's FactoryTalk View Studio HMI/SCADA development software comes with the built-in ability to import old PanelView Projects. In today's article, I'll walk you through the steps to do just that.
Importing legacy PanelView Projects into FactoryTalk View Studio
Step 1) Start by opening FactoryTalk View Studio Machine Edition. When prompted with the below “New/Open” window, choose the “New” tab:
Step 2) On the “New” tab, give your project a name (no spaces, under 28 characters,) but don't click on “Create:”
Step 3) Next, click on the “Import” button
Step 4) Press “OK” after reading the notice:
Step 5) Select the type of legacy PanelView project you would like to import and press next:
Note: PanelBuilder 1200 projects must first be imported to PanelBuilder 1400e (enhanced) software and saved as a “.PVC”
Note: PanelBuilder Enhanced and pre-6.1 PanelView Plus projects can not be imported on Windows 7 64 bit without first preforming a lagecy tag database export on a 32bit OS. See this blog post for more information:
Step 6) Browse for your legacy PanelView file, select it, and press “Next:”
Note: In this example we will import a PanelView 1000 RIO Demo Project:
Step 7) Select your import options and then press “Finish:”
Step 8) Once the import finishes, you will be prompted with a popup displaying the conversion results. All errors in this log will need to be considered before deploying your imported code:
Step 9) Now you have completed the importing of your legacy PanelView project into FactoryTalk ViewStudio:
Note: For more information about migrating old PanelView projects to FactoryTalk View check out the below migration guides:
I hope the above step-by-step procedure on how to import legacy PanelView projects into FactoryTalk ViewStudio was helpful. If you have any comment. questions, suggestions, or corrections please don't hesitate to share them by using the “post a comment or question” link below.
- Hi, i am trying to import Pannell view file.PVA to factory talk view studio but at the end it gives me the error that The PanelView builder export utility not installed, please help me on this, i have properly followed the instructions and every things goes well but when i start finish at the end the said error jumps up, need your kind assistance please
ThanksGood morning ,
What version of View Studio are you using, and on what OS?
Shawn Tierney, The Automation BlogPlease Help me: I'm battling with HMI migration.
How can I Change tag address to a full word address on Factory Talk as recommended by migration pdf guide. Below is the error:
( Tag es temp: Bit Array tags are not supported. Tag will be converted as a memory tag. )
Also, how do I correct this error: ( Screen 2 Main: Message display object will be converted to Multistate Indicator object at (224, 88). )Good morning IdealDan,
What version of FactoryTalk View Studio are you using? Also, what is the part number of the existing PanelView and new PanelView Plus?
There are some easy ways to work around the Bit Array tags, and some versions of FTView which accidentally give warnings like this but import the tags without issue.
But it all depends on your versions, etc.
Background info here:
If you check out the Message Display Object in PanelBuilder, and the new Multistate Indication in ViewStudio, you'll see they should display the same message based on the tag value, and if they do there's nothing to fix.
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