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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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: Building Functionality into InTouch via XML Import

Beginning with InTouch 10.0, you have the ability to automate certain tasks to speed the creation of an application or to automate certain maintenance functions. You perform these actions by creating a properly formatted XML file and importing it via the InTouch XML Importer. The XML Importer can allow you to do such actions as

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TechTip: Using FSGateway to Create a .csv Dump of PLC Tags

Wonderware FactorySuite (FS) Gateway is a software application that allows you to connect to other programs via OPC, DDE, Suitelink, or directly to an InTouch Application. It is installed and managed through the DA Server Manager inside of the System Management Console (SMC) like any other typical DA Server. The most common use of FS

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TechTip: Using Windows Task Scheduler to monitor if WindowViewer is Running

Recently we had a customer pose the question “How can I keep users from shutting down InTouch?” The simple answer is to use the security settings in InTouch to completely lock down the PC. Unfortunately, in this case the PC was used for other applications as well so in some rare cases a user would

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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: Information Server 4.0 SP 1 Configurator on a Windows 2008 R2 64-bit server

Wonderware Information Server is a Web Portal with hooks into many different pieces of Wonderware Software. It can be used to see things such as InTouch or ArchestrA graphics, Factory Alarms, Query multiple datasources, or an ActiveFactory Trend/Report. Once the Information Server is installed you are required to use the ‘Configurator’ to complete the process.

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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: Using Terminal Services on an iDevice to view InTouch windows.

Terminal Services, also known as Remote Desktop Services, allows a user to have full, secure access to applications and data on a remote computer over a network. This network includes the iPhone, iPad, or iPod wireless connection or the iPhone and iPad data (3G or Edge) network. Using this type of connection a user can

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TechTip: Configuring the DASABCIP IO Server (V 4.x)

The Wonderware DASABCIP Server is an OPC Server used for connectivity via Ethernet to the Allen Bradley ControlLogix family. It may also be used for connection to CompactLogix, FlexLogix, and MicroLogix. The SLC500 may also be accessed. See options below for more… To review this TechTip online now, click the  icon located at top right in

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