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Introduction To Mark VI

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Purpose: These are just basic exercises that will let student access and get a feel for the Toolbox and software layout.

Identify work station and log in


The workstation identifier is located on the PC as HMISVR# where the "#" represents a unique unit identifier (i.e. HMISVR1 for workstation #1). Anytime a lab references an "*" it should be replaced with the unit Letter. To log in press cntrl-alt-delete keys simultaneously. Enter the following data Username: markvi (lowercase) Password: ge (lowercase)

Start GE Control System Toolbox:


From your Desktop select the Toolbox Shortcut

Load the m6b file


From the menu-bar select File > Open Load the file C:\Site\Unit#\LM6FC_#.m6b. (replace "#" with unit # (1-12).

Window sizing:
Maximize the Toolbox and m6b file windows. (Minimize, Maximize, Close). Minimize and then Maximize the window. Click on the outline\summary view window separator and drag it to resize the windows. Click on the log view window separator and drag it up to enlarge the log view window.

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Introduction To Mark VI Toolbox conventions:


To select something click on it, the selected item is then highlighted. - Click on the heading functions. - View any information in the summary window related to this item.

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To open or expand an item click on the plus sign " " next to the item. - Open the Functions section. You should see a list of functions in this Mark VI. - Open the function dfs_core - Open the section labeled Modules. These are all of the dual fuel sprint control modules. - Open any of the modules and you should see a list of tasks in that module. - Select any task and you should the software (blocks) in that task appear in the summary view. - You can also open the task and view the software in the outline view. To close or collapse an item click on the minus sign " " next to the item. - Close the Module that you have previously opened. To edit an item double click on it. - Select privilege level 2 (From menu-bar Options > Privilege). Password = ??? - Double click on any module and a pop-up window should appear. - This pop-up window displays everything that can be modified for that item. - CAUTION: If no changes are made always press CANCEL. If you press OK the toolbox will think that you have made a change. Right click on an item to get a quick shortcut menu of commonly used commands. - Right click on any module and you should see a small pop-up window. - Press ESC to erase the menu pick.

Menu-bar:
Using the menu-bar find the following commands: Find the Print commands. Find Force lists command. Find Insert First and Insert Next commands. Find Put into Database and Get from Database commands. Find help for Standard Blocks and Industry Blocks. Find Tile Horizontal and Tile Vertical commands

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Introduction To Mark VI Toolbar:


Place the cursor over the toolbar buttons and identify the following: Cut, Copy and Paste buttons Validate, Build and Download buttons Delete button. On/Offline button. Finder button. Zoom In and Zoom out buttons. Save button.

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Device Information:
Click on the device name M6FC in the outline view. In the summary view find the following information. IP Address _______________ Platform Type ________________

You can Ping any address to see if it is on the network. To do this: -

From the windows start button select Programs > Command prompt A command prompt DOS window should appear. Type Ping, a space, the IP Address, and press return. (i.e. Ping 999.999.999.99 ) The IP address of each rack is attached to the left side of the rack. If successful you will see: Reply from 999.999.999.99: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=225 If not you will see: Request timed out.

Hardware and I/O:


Under Hardware and I/O Definitions locate the following: Mark VI I/O EGD Network NovRam (Non Volatile memory), Located under Main Board

Application code:
Application code is grouped under Functions as Function > Module > Task > Block. Using this information Find the block names at the following locations. - Demos > Grw > gw_lab > Block #20 Block name:_______________ - Demos > Trends > tr_lab > Block #30 Block name:_______________ - Search > Smod4 > Task3 > Block #50 Block name:_______________ Close the outline view. From the menu-bar select View > Close Outline.

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Introduction To Mark VI Finder:


Find the signal Trend\SINEOUT using the finder Tool. . Click on the Finder tool Enter Trend\SINEOUT in the text field Select Exact Method. Click on Find. Click on the entry that is used in code. (the one with a block number) Click on the GoTo button .

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Live Data:
Click Controller On/Off button to get live data from the controller. Click on this button again to turn live data off. Click on this button again to turn live data back on. Live data should be displayed in green.

Create a Trend:
From the menu-bar select View > Trend Recorder. Click on the Add signal button Click on the configure button Click the record button Click the record button Use the Zoom out button Click time axis and enter Trend\SINEOUT. , select 20 ms, and click OK. .

to start the recorder to stop the recorder. to frame data and click on Zoom In to return data to previous scaling. .

Click on the signal Trend\SINEOUT to select it, then click auto scale vertical Use the Track ball cursors

and set Range = 20 to display 20 seconds of data at a time.

Click on the Add signal button and enter Trend\SQUAREOUT. Double click on the signal Trend\SQUAREOUT and enter +/- 100 for Max and Min. Click the record button to start the recorder. You should see a sine and square wave on the recorder. Wait a few seconds and stop the recorder. Every time the recorder is started a new event is created. Use the outer buttons to navigate to previously captured events. Use the inner buttons to move within the currently displayed event. From the menu-bar Select View > Stacked traces you should see two individual chart recordings. From the menu-bar Select File > Save to save your new trend.

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Introduction To Mark VI Status-bar:

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Using the status-bar at the bottom of the window find the following information: - Find the currently active Priviledge Level. - Find Processor Idle Time. - Find the binary file Change Status.

Managing Multiple Windows:


From the menu-bar select Window. You should see 2 windows open in the toolbox (m6b and trend file). The one with a check mark beside it is the active window. From the menu-bar select Window, you can now transfer control to any window by clicking on it. From the menu-bar select Window and Tile Horizontal. From the menu-bar select Window and Tile Vertical. From the menu-bar select Window and Cascade. Close the m6b file by selecting FILE and EXIT, or by simply pressing the box in the top right hand corner with an X in it.

Network Information:
Identify the network address for each HMI. - Click on start > settings > control panel - Select the network icon. - What is the computer name ? - Click on the protocol tab > TCP\IP protocol > properties. - What is the network TCP/IP address of the HMI you are working on? Advanced !!! What is the adapter for the second Ethernet card and its tcp/ip address?

File/Directory Structure:
Using NT Explorer, and the handout that show the typical software structure, find the directory that contains the following files? *.m6b *.grw *.trn

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