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PVP Core Basics


In this course you'll learn how to setup, use, and program the PanelView Plus HMI with FactoryTalk View Studio Machine Edition.


In this course you will learn how to setup, use, and program the PanelView Plus HMI.

What you will learn:

  • How to open, edit, and create applications
  • How to correctly setup project settings, and what to consider before changing
  • How to setup RSLinx Enterprise Ethernet and Serial communications to ControlLogix, CompactLogix, SLC-500, and MicroLogix
  • How to create, edit, and use all the different types of HMI Tags
  • How to import Tags from RSLogix, and import / export the Tag DB to Excel
  • How to create, edit, and test Graphics, Objects, Symbols, and Libraries
  • How to directly reference PLC Tags both online and off
  • How to test your Graphic Displays, and test your entire Application on your PC

Who should take this course:

Anyone who has PLC experience and would like to learn how to setup, use, and program the A-B PanelView Plus family of Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs.)

Requirements to complete optional exercises or follow along:

Students who wish to complete optional exercises, or follow along with the instructor as he programs, will need the following:

  • A copy of FactoryTalk View Studio, Machine or Enterprise Edition (information on how to request a free 30 day evaluation and demo copy from Rockwell is covered in the course)
  • A Windows PC compatible with the above software

Note: The version of FactoryTalk View Studio used in this course is 8.0, and it supports these Windows versions:

  • Windows XP Pro SP3 32-bit
  • Windows Vista, Home or Business
  • Windows 7 Pro
  • Windows 8 Pro
  • Note: Newer versions now support Windows 10

Students who wish to program a physical PanelView Plus (as opposed to just running their application on their PC) will also need:

  • One of the following: PanelView Plus (Standard or Compact,) PanelView Plus/VersaView CE, PanelView Plus 6 (Standard or Compact,) or PanelView Plus 7 (Standard or Enhanced)
  • A Windows PC with either a Serial or Ethernet port compatible with the PanelView Plus to be used
  • An Allen-Bradley PLC-5, SLC-500, MicroLogix, CompactLogix, or ControlLogix (for communications setup and testing)