TechTip: Dynamically Growing and Shrinking ArchestrA Graphics

One of the major new features to Intouch 10’s ArchestrA graphics is their scalability. ArchestrA Graphics are inherently vectorbased, and opposed to the bitmap-based traditional intouch graphics, the ArchestrA graphics lend themselves to be scaled to different sizes than their native footprint without losing clarity and readability. This is why ArchestrA graphics are classified as

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TechTip: The Wonderware ArchestrA licensing structure

With Information Server 3.0 and Activefactory 9.2, Wonderware introduced an enhanced licensing structure for these new versions. With the new licensing structure also came two new files, Archestra.lic and ArchestraServer.lic, and the ability to centrally manage these files using a piece of software called the ArchestrA License Server. Below is a detailed guide to the

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TechTip: Using StartIT to Automatically Start Wonderware Applications

When trying to automatically start InTouch and your I/O Servers by placing shortcuts in the Windows Startup folder. You may have found that sometimes you have to restart InTouch in order to connect. This is due to the order that Windows starts the services and the applications in the Startup folder. To remedy this situation

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TechTip: Cannot Access LogViewer in System Management Console

This document provides a solution for the situation when a customer has installed an FSArchestrA Product (InTouch 8.0/9.X) on a PC running Windows XP Professional with SP2 or Windows 2003 SP1 and when going to the Wonderware LogViewer in the System Management Console (SMC), and selecting “LOCAL”, they are prompted with a message that says

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TechTip: Biometrics Integration into InTouch

Biometrics is increasingly becoming an option for user identification in the manufacturing world. From Retinal Scanners to Fingerprint Recognition, the types of devices that are available are more widespread and cost-effective than ever making biometric integration a hot topic for HMI/SCADA applications. Biometric Integration can mean different things in different applications. Some applications simply require

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TechTip: Upgrading from InTouch 7.X to InTouch 8.0/9.0/9.5

This article presents some notes of consideration when migrating from a Wonderware FactorySuite 2000 InTouch 7.X application to the FS ArchestrA InTouch 8.0/9.X application. See options below for more… To review this TechTip online now, click the  icon located at top right in the PDF snapshot viewer below: PDF Snapshot Viewer:

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TechTip: Application Server $DDESuiteLinkClient Redundancy Methods

Wonderware’s Industrial Application Server provides several methods to ensure data integrity. From having a hot standby available for processing objects with Application Engine Redundancy to local buffering of historian data in case of connection loss to Industrial SQL Server, Wonderware has made system robustness a focal point. In the pursuit of those goals, Wonderware has

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TechTip: Automatic Acknowledgment of Alarms in Industrial Application Server 2.0

A number of customers have asked how to utilize automatic acknowledgement of “Return to Normal” or “Unacknowledged Return” alarms within Industrial Application Server. This can be easily achieved by inserting a snippet of code into your InTouch application that will automate the process of acknowledging these types of alarms. See options below for more… To

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TechTip: Using ADO Connection Strings in InTouch SQL Access

InTouch SQL Access Manager is an inherent feature of the product that allows InTouch to interact with relational databases – i.e., reading data out of a database such as recipe parameters or work order information, and storing data such as quality checks or production data. SQL Access Manager is an ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) compliant

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TechTip: InTouch 9.0’s IOSetRemoteReferences() Function

InTouch 9.0’s IOSetRemoteReferences() function allows the developer to change Remote Referenced Tags globally across any window that is open when the script is executed. While this seems like a small functionality change that would affect a limited scope of InTouch users, it actually allows the user to create faceplates and common pop-up windows without having

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