The Automation Blog’s “Best Of 2014″ PanelView blogs

Welcome to the second article in our “Best of 2014” series. Today we'll list the seven most popular PanelView blogs of 2014.

As we mentioned yesterday, older blogs have a distinct advantage as they've been around longer than newer ones. With that in mind, it doesn't surprise me to see a couple of our “Best of 2013 HMI blogs” return again on this years list.

That said, here are The Automation Blog's most popular PanelView articles of 2014!

AB-Downloads-Featured-ImageDownloading the updated View Machine Edition / PanelView Plus Transfer Utility from Rockwell Allen-Bradley (A-B)

I’ve been getting a lot of calls from clients who have FactoryTalk ViewStudio 5.0, but need to download their Machine Edition runtime application (.mer) to a PanelView Plus 6.0… [Read More]

7 Things about PanelView PlusSeven things you need to know before using the PanelView Plus

I still run into clients who are just beginning to use the PanelView Plus, even though it was released a decade ago. So for all everyone out there who is new to the PanelView Plus, here are seven things you need to know… [Read More]

PC VNC Viewer connected to PVPlus6 Featured ImageRemotely controlling your Allen-Bradley PanelView Plus using VNC

In today’s article we’ll discuss how you can remotely monitor and control your Allen-Bradley PanelView Plus using VNC (Virtual Network Computing.)… [Read More]

PanelView Plus 700Transferring Runtime Files (.mer) To PanelView Plus Using USB Flash Drive

The ability to transfer Rockwell Software’s FactoryTalk View Machine Edition runtime files (.mer) to the PanelView Plus and PanelView Plus 6 using standard USB Memory Stick (aka USB flash drive, USB thumb drive) is a handy feature, if you know how exactly to do it… [Read More]

PanelView Plus Configuration ModeHow To Access The PanelView Plus Configuration Mode

When powering on a PanelView Plus for the first time, its boots up to the main Configuration Mode menu screen. From here, the user has several options:… [Read More]

DataStore Plus Featured ImageDataStore Plus “step by step” setup in FactoryTalk ViewStudio

Earlier in the week we described what the DataStore Plus ActiveX was. Today we walk you through the steps you need to take to add it to a FactoryTalk ViewStudio Machine Edition project… [Read More]

Lagacy-TAG-DB-XP-FIHow to Migrate FactoryTalk View Projects to Windows 7 64 bit

So you just got a new laptop with Windows 7 64 pre-installed? Welcome to the wonderful world of 64 bit computing!

By the way, and I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you can’t open any of your old FactoryTalk View APA files in your new 64 bit OS. Well, not without exporting the project database on 32 bit OS first… [Read More]

I hope you’ve found this “Best of 2014” article helpful. If you have your own favorite “PanelView” post, or have a question about one of the above articles, please let us know by using the “post a comment or question” link below.

Have a happy and safe New Year's Eve!


Shawn Tierney
Automation Instructor and Blogger

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Shawn Tierney

Shawn began sharing automation news and know-how online in 1996 when he launched his first BBS. Then in 1999 he moved to the internet launching, which he later renamed In 2013 he moved his automation efforts to a new website,, which has since become the most popular independent industrial automation blog on the web.

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