Pittsburgh Area System Platform 1 Training Course Added

We’ve added an additional Pittsburgh area Wonderware System Platform 1 5-day training course! The Wonderware System Platform – Part 1 course is a five-day, instructor-led course designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the basic principles of ArchestrA® and supply the knowledge necessary to develop and support applications for the Wonderware Application Server.

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InTouch 2012 R2 Release

InTouch 2012 R2 Release Voted #1 HMI on the market by ARC and Capturing Control Engineering’s Reader’s Choice Award for 2012, InTouch remains the #1 HMI product for yet another year. It’s hard to see how the best product on the market can keep getting better but the release of InTouch 2012 R2 has done

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TechTip: ArchestrA Graphic Development Guidelines

ArchestrA Graphics empower the developer with advanced graphic creation and animation tools that allow for intricate, stunning visualization. The graphics, being vector-based, also allow for “resolution-neutral” symbols that do not distort when changing sizes. Custom Properties and scripts provide a way to make graphics modular and further enhance functionality. Because the graphics are so flexible

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System Platform 2012 R2

With Galaxy to Galaxy Integration, Increased Historian Capability and a New Overview Tool for Information Server, this is not your standard R2 release. The new R2 release includes several significant enhancements that expand the power of the Wonderware System Platform. The new ArchestrA System Platform 2012 R2 addresses the key business needs of today’s companies

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TechTip: Renaming an InTouch Managed Application

Once a Managed InTouch application is created, how can you rename the application so a different name appears within the InTouch Application Manager? The purpose of this Tech Tip is to walk you through the steps required to rename the Managed InTouch Application in all the locations the name can be used. For example, when

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TechTip: Optimizing ArchestrA Graphics

Wonderware ArchestrA graphics allow developers to create vivid, powerful visualization tools that can be embedded into InTouch applications. However, the new vector based graphic tools can be more taxing on runtime memory than standard InTouch graphics, and in some cases can take longer to bind to the tag/object attributes set to be displayed. The following

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TechTip: Starting the Alarm DB Logger Manager from System Platform for Alarms

The InTouch Alarm DB Logger utility is used to log alarms and events from InTouch or System Platform to a Microsoft SQL Server database. Once this information is saved to the database, you can use a set of database views to easily query past and current alarm and event occurrences for a variety of reports.

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TechTip: Debunking the Base Template Library: Part II

Last issue’s TechTip explained the Wonderware Base Template Library (BTL) and how it can be configured to assist in the automatic referencing of I/O in your Wonderware Application Server system. This issue’s TechTip will discuss a common architecture challenge and how the BTL can be applied in those situations. If you have not read the

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TechTip: Debunking the Base Template Library: Part I

If you have dealt with a Wonderware System Consultant when first developing a System Platform implementation, you may be familiar with the Base Template Library. The library is a set of objects, developed by the North American System Consultants group, that allows the developer to set up automatic addressing with a few simple UDA settings.

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TechTip: Troubleshooting Wonderware System Platform I/O Communications

The Wonderware System Platform provides the user with a robust IO communication system that allows the user to connect to a myriad of different PLCs from both Wonderware-provided and third party device integration products. However, to the user unfamiliar to the System Platform it may seem difficult to troubleshoot this I/O communication if a problem

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