What's new in FactoryTalk View ME 8.2

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Last month Rockwell released version 8.2 of FactoryTalk View Machine Edition, and below we detail its new features:


System Features:

  • FactoryTalk-View-8-Splash-FiElectronic Signature Function to secure and record actions during runtime
  • Enhancements to inactivity timeout functions found under project settings
  • Transfer Utility support for MobileView products

Usability enhancements

  • Switching languages now possible during design-time
  • Using the object explorer you can now hide or unhide objects from your display during design-time, which makes editing complicated screens (like PlantPAx faceplates) much easier.
  • You can now choose the project resolution (or target PanelView Plus) when creating a new project

Expanded functional capability

  • New Chart ActiveX control which works with two user-defined data types (UDTs),
  • CSVDataLog ActiveX control which supports up to a 250ms logging rate, and includes tamper detection strings.
  • CSV Data Log Tamper Detection Utility checks log created with above ActiveX to determine if it was tampered with.

Corrected Anomalies

  • Alarm messages containing commas did not export correctly
  • Application names contains more than 28 characters could fail to restore
  • PanelView Plus 7 Standard terminals with DLR support were not recognized in the device tree

Find out more about ViewME 8.2

If you would like to view the FactoryTalk View Machine Edition 8.2 release notes, head over to Rockwell's Product Versions webpage and search on and then select FactoryTalk View.

Once all the versions are listed, click on the document icon as shown below:


So, what do you think of the new features in ViewME 8.2?

Will you jump on 8.2 right away because of one of the added features?

You can share your thoughts and opinions by submitting the “leave a reply” form at the bottom of this page.


Shawn Tierney
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