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8000DB0709

04/2010
Raleigh, NC, USA

Data Bulletin

How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template
with Vijeo® Designer
Retain for future use.

Overview

The purpose of this data bulletin is to provide step-by-step instructions for
programming Vijeo Designer objects that will mimic the visual and functional
operation of a readout template used within PanelMate.

Presumption

This bulletin is written for individuals familiar with Vijeo Designer and
PanelMate software. If you are not familiar with these software programs,
please consult your system administrator.

Requirements

The following hardware and software is required:
Hardware

Graphic terminal

Software



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Vijeo® Designer programming software, version 4.5 or higher
PanelMate® ePro PS
Screen capture utility

How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer
Overview

Table of Contents

8000DB0709
04/2010

Overview ..................................................................................................... 1
Presumption ................................................................................................. 1
Requirements............................................................................................... 1
Safety Information...................................................................................... 3
Notice ........................................................................................................... 3
Qualified Personnel ...................................................................................... 4
Before You Begin ......................................................................................... 4
Start-up and Test ......................................................................................... 5
Operation and Adjustments.......................................................................... 6
User Comments ........................................................................................... 6
PanelMate Readout Template ................................................................... 7
Readout Attributes Tab ................................................................................ 7
Expressions Tab .......................................................................................... 9
Control Definitions Tab............................................................................... 10
Readout Template Conversion Example ................................................... 11
Readout Attributes Tab......................................................................... 12
Expression Tab..................................................................................... 16
Control Definitions Tab ......................................................................... 21
Testing Your Work................................................................................ 32

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How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer
Table of Contents

Safety Information
Notice

Read these instructions carefully, and look at the equipment to become
familiar with the device before trying to install, operate, or maintain it. The
following special messages may appear throughout this documentation or
on the equipment to warn of potential hazards, or to call attention to
information that clarifies or simplifies a procedure.
A lightning bolt or ANSI man symbol in a “Danger” or “Warning” safety label
on the equipment indicates an electrical hazard which, as indicated below,
can or will result in personal injury if the instructions are not followed.
The exclamation point symbol in a safety message in a bulletin indicates
potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages introduced by
this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.
Symbol

Name
Lightning Bolt

ANSI Man

Exclamation Point

DANGER
DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, will result in death or serious injury.

WARNING
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, can result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, can result in minor or moderate injury.

CAUTION
CAUTION, used without the safety alert symbol, indicates a potentially
hazardous situation which, if not avoided, can result in property damage.

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Software products alone cannot protect an operator from injury. “Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®. and maintenance of the machine. The type or model of automation equipment suitable for each application will vary depending on factors such as the control function required. In some applications. When selecting automation and control equipment and related software for a particular application. such as packaging machinery. The National Safety Council’s Accident Prevention Manual (nationally recognized in the United States of America) also provides much useful information. • Do not reach into machinery during operation. . This automation equipment and related software is used to control a variety of industrial processes. and follow the instructions and precautions in this data bulletin and the other documentation referenced. WARNING UNGUARDED MACHINERY CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY • Do not use this software and related automation equipment on equipment which does not have point-of-operation protection. interpret. additional operator protection such as point-of-operation guarding must be provided. unusual conditions. A qualified person is one who has skills and knowledge related to the construction and operation of this electrical equipment and the installation. as when backup redundancy is needed. the person must be: Before You Begin • Able to read. serious injury.” for safety training requirements. therefore. This is necessary if the operator’s hands and other parts of the body are free to enter the pinch points or other hazardous areas and serious injury can occur. the software cannot be substituted for. or take the place of. Do not use this product on machinery lacking effective point-of-operation guarding. In some applications. a qualified person must perform the procedures detailed in this bulletin. production methods. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death. operation. and has received safety training to recognize and avoid the hazards involved. more than one processor may be required. • Able to use the required tools listed in this data bulletin in a safe and correct manner. 4 © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved . For this reason. degree of protection required. only the user can determine the correct automation equipment and the related safeties and interlocks to be used. Refer to the most current release of NFPA 70E®. point-of-operation protection. In addition.How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer Safety Information Qualified Personnel 8000DB0709 04/2010 For the protection of personnel and equipment. Only the user can be aware of all the conditions and factors present during setup. Lack of effective point-of-operation guards can result in serious injury to the operator. refer to the applicable local and national standards and regulations. or equipment damage. and government regulations.

NOTE: Coordination of safeties and mechanical/electrical interlocks for point-of-operation protection is outside the scope of the Function Block Library. or other implementation referenced in this documentation. and debris from equipment. If high-potential voltage testing is necessary. All interlocks and safeties related to point-of-operation protection must be coordinated with the related automation equipment and software programming. or equipment damage. • Before operational tests are performed. Start-up and Test Before using electrical control and automation equipment for regular operation after installation.How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer Safety Information 8000DB0709 04/2010 Ensure that the appropriate safeties and mechanical/electrical interlocks related to point-of-operation protection have been installed and are operational before placing the equipment into service. remove all blocks or other temporary holding means used for shipment from all component devices. Perform all start-up tests recommended by the manufacturer. System User Guide. Software testing must be done in both simulated and real environments. follow recommendations in the equipment documentation to prevent accidental equipment damage.. meters. Allow enough time for a complete test. Failure to follow these instructions can result in injury. test the system to ensure that the equipment is operating correctly. and debris from equipment. • Remove tools. Perform all start-up tests recommended in the equipment documentation. for instance). Remove ground from incoming power lines. Verify that the completed system is free from all short circuits and grounds. Before energizing equipment: • • • • © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved Remove tools. 5 .S. Close the equipment enclosure door. meters.A. except those grounds installed according to local regulations (according to the National Electrical Code® in the U. Store all equipment documentation for future references. CAUTION EQUIPMENT OPERATION HAZARD • Verify that all installation and set up procedures have been completed.

” • “Only those operational adjustments actually required by the operator should be accessible to the operator.How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer Safety Information Operation and Adjustments User Comments 6 8000DB0709 04/2010 The following precautions are from the NEMA Standards Publication ICS 7.1-1995 (English version prevails): • “Regardless of the care exercised in the design and manufacture of equipment or in the selection and rating of components.” We welcome your comments about this bulletin. Access to other controls should be restricted to prevent unauthorized changes in operating characteristics.com. Personnel who have access to these adjustments should be familiar with the equipment manufacturer’s instructions and the machinery used with the electrical equipment.” • “It is sometimes possible to misadjust the equipment and thus produce unsatisfactory or unsafe operation. You can reach us by e-mail at oem.solutions@schneider-electric. there are hazards that can be encountered if such equipment is improperly operated. © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved . Always use the manufacturer’s instructions as a guide for functional adjustments.

Before attempting to convert the readout template. When double clicking on or designing a new readout template. The PanelMate unit also provides two ways for the operator to change the PLC value. Figure 1: Field Locations in Readout Attributes Tab (A) (B) (D) (C) (E) (F) © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved 7 . Readout templates are designed to be used as numerical readout devices on a control panel and are used to display a digital value. thoroughly understand its functionality.How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer Safety Information 8000DB0709 04/2010 PanelMate Readout Template This section defines each field of the three tabbed readout templates followed by instructions to perform a readout template conversion. a pop-up dialog box containing the following three tabs appears: • • • Readout Attributes Tab Readout Attributes Expressions Control Definitions The following information is defined in the Readout Attributes tab: • • • • • • The label of the Readout (A) Define the size (B) Define the number of decimal places (C) Define the label font (D) Options for visibility (E) Units (F) Figure 1 shows the locations of the fields with this tab.

How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer PanelMate Readout Template 8000DB0709 04/2010 Example 1: Readout Attributes Tab with Single Width Block Define the Device Name Define the Units Width = 1 Example 2: Readout Attributes Tab with Double Width Block Define the Font Width = 2 Define the Decimals Places 8 © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved .

How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer PanelMate Readout Template 8000DB0709 04/2010 Expressions Tab The following information is defined in the Expressions Tab: • • • • • The expression for value 1 (A) Deadband Range (B) Alarm Acknowledge (C) High Alarm (D) Low Alarm (E) Figure 2: Field Locations in Expressions Tab (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) Example 3 Expressions Tab The value in PLC register 400100 displays High Alarm if the value in PLC register 400100 is greater than 200 Low Alarm if the value in PLC register is less than 10 © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved 9 .

Figure 3: Field Locations in Control Definitions Tab (A) (B) Example 4: No Control Definitions Defined When the readout is touched. Control Type indicates the type of popup entry pad (B). the lower fields (Control Label and PLC bit Reference) will automatically update the upper field. If defined. Use of this tab is optional. Example 5: One Control Definition Defined The arrow is present in the bottom left hand corner When the indicator is touched. Similar to the previous tab.How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer PanelMate Readout Template Control Definitions Tab 8000DB0709 04/2010 In this tab. the control options will appear on the screen 10 © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved . nothing happens on the screen. control for the indicator template is defined. it merely functions as a display. the indicator displays an arrow in the bottom left hand corner of the Readout template. The Target Word Address is the PLC reference where the value will be stored (A).

See Figure 4. Examine the readout attributes. the Value 1 Font is Quad. and there are no conditions set for visibility so it is always visible.How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer PanelMate Readout Template 8000DB0709 04/2010 Readout Template Conversion Example In this example. Figure 4: Existing Readout Template Device Name Decimals Places Value 1 Font Units © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved 11 . change the Value 1 Font size or increase the width of the template. The Units field is set to units and Decimal Places field is set for 2. Notice that the Device Name is set to Readout Label. the size is 1. NOTE: To display more numbers. there is an existing readout template.

modify the rectangle properties (Colors and Shape) to get the visual effects shown. create a square that is 5 units by 5 units. Figure 6: Create a Rectangle and Add Color and Shape Properties 3 5 units 3 12 © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved . In Vijeo Designer. See Figure 5.How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer PanelMate Readout Template Readout Attributes Tab 8000DB0709 04/2010 1. See Figure 6. In the Property Inspector pane. Repeat the procedure with another rectangle 5 units by 2 units and modify the shape properties. 2. Figure 5: Create a Square and Add Color and Shape Properties 5 5 1 2 3. A square this size is very close to the size of a 1 wide template used in the PanelMate software.

8000DB0709 04/2010 How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer PanelMate Readout Template 4. Create a text box 5 units by 2 units. See Figure 7. 5. type Indicator label. then click OK. In this window. Figure 7: Create a Text Box for Indicator Label 4 5 © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved 13 . After placing the text box. a dialog box appears.

See Figure 9. Use the pointer to select both objects.How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer PanelMate Readout Template 8000DB0709 04/2010 6. Group both of these objects together. Type in units and then click OK. and group again if desired. The Text Editor dialog box appears. 7. Figure 8: Group Objects 6 7 8 9. b. Move this group over the first square object. and then select Group again. Select Group. Figure 9: Create the Units Label 9 10 14 © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved . Move the text box and place it over the smaller rectangle. a. See Figure 8. A drop-down list appears. then right click. This will mimic the Units label. Select the text box icon and create a box that is 1 unit by 4 units as shown below. 8. 10.

Move the text into the Readout template as shown. See Figure 10.How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer PanelMate Readout Template 8000DB0709 04/2010 11. 12. Figure 10: Move and Change Text to Blue 11 12 © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved 15 . Change the color of the text to blue.

In this example. See Figure 11. This is the value that will be displayed on the template. • Low Alarm triggers when the PLC reference 400100 contains a value less than 1.How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer PanelMate Readout Template Expression Tab 8000DB0709 04/2010 The Value 1: has PLC reference 400100. Figure 11: Existing Readout Template NOTE: If the reference in PanelMate is an integer. For double integers. double integer. the values that range within 32 bits or (4294967295). 16 © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved . • High Alarm triggers when the PLC reference 400100 contains a value greater than 20.000.000. You may also be limited by the range of numbers. Two alarms are configurable from this tab. or floating point number. there is a chance that the conversion will be off by the factor of the number of decimal points declared.00 due to the decimal places declared.000 becomes 20. 20. Typical integers have values that range within 16 bits or (0-65535) if unsigned.

Figure 12: Create a Box for Numerical Display 1 2 3. See Figure 12. Figure 13: Select Variable Integer01 3 4 © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved 17 . In this example. Select this variable. See Figure 13. 4. then click OK. In the pop-up window. After placing the data display box on the screen a pop-up window will appear.8000DB0709 04/2010 How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer PanelMate Readout Template 1. represents the PLC reference 40100. 2. a variable. Another pop-up window will appear. Integer01. In Vijeo Designer. See Figure 13. select the data display icon and create a box that is 5 units by 2 units. click on the light bulb icon.

Then. From the FONT list box. select Vijeo Modern 13 x 23 and for Font Style select Bold.How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer PanelMate Readout Template 8000DB0709 04/2010 5. remove the check from the Display Zero(s) check box. See Figure 14. See Figure 14. Figure 14: Change Display Digits and Font 5 6 18 © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved . 6. Change the Display Digits fields to 2 and 3.

This permits the keypad window to appear when the user touches the readout template on the Magelis® graphic terminal screen. From the Style list box. Select the Input Mode tab. See Figure 15. select 00000. this will make the background transparent. Figure 15: Make the Background Transparent and Check Display Popup Keypad 7 8 © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved 19 . See Figure 15. 8. Then check the Enable Input Mode check box and check the Display Popup Keypad check box.How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer PanelMate Readout Template 8000DB0709 04/2010 7.

change the color of the text to red for both High Alarm and Low Alarm conditions then click OK.How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer PanelMate Readout Template 8000DB0709 04/2010 9. See Figure 16. To make the alarm condition more visible. In the Color tab. select black as the text color. 10. See Figure 16. Figure 16: Make Alarm Conditions More Visible 10 9 20 © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved .

8000DB0709 04/2010 Control Definitions Tab How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer PanelMate Readout Template Figure 17: Existing Readout Template 1. Use a screen capture utility to capture the image of the arrow within the PanelMate software screen and then paste it into the Vijeo Designer screen. Figure 18: Place Arrow Using a Screen Capture Utility 1 © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved 21 . See Figure 18.

See Figure 19. To mimic PanelMate's change value methodology. Figure 19: 22 Mimic PanelMate’s Change Value Methodology © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved .How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer PanelMate Readout Template 8000DB0709 04/2010 2. create a window in Vijeo Designer.

How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer PanelMate Readout Template 8000DB0709 04/2010 To mimic the behavior of the control definitions. Select New Popup Window from the drop-down list. From the Navigator pane. See Figure 20. Figure 20: 1 © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved Using Vijeo Designer Popup Windows 2 23 . The screen should resemble the image to the right in Figure 20. 1. right click on Popup Windows. use Vijeo Designer Popup Windows. 2.

To match the background color of the images captured from PanelMate. Figure 21: 3 4 Match Background Color and Change Name to ReadoutPopUp 5 6. change the name of the Popup window to ReadoutPopUp. select Back Color from the Property Inspector pane. See Figure 21. See Figure 22.How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer PanelMate Readout Template 8000DB0709 04/2010 3. See Figure 21. Then click. OK. select the dark grey icon or tweak the color bar to closely match the color. 5. 4. Figure 22: Copy Image of the Change Value Button 6 24 © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved . Use a screen capture utility to copy the image of the Change Value button and then paste it into the Vijeo-frame window. From the Color dialog box. For ease of use.

Set the Display Digits to 3 and 2. Make this field roughly the same size as the Change Value image. 9. Figure 23: Place a New Field in the Popup Window 7 8. See Figure 23. Set the Variable to Integer01. See Figure 24. Select the Data Display icon and place a new field into the popup window space.How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer PanelMate Readout Template 8000DB0709 04/2010 7. See Figure 24. Figure 24: 8 © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved Set the Variable and the Display Digits 9 25 .

11. Next. using the mouse right click and under Order. Then select the Display Data object and place it over (behind) the Change Value image.How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer PanelMate Readout Template 8000DB0709 04/2010 10. See Figure 25. Figure 25: Send Object to Back 10 26 © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved . select Send to Back. Your screen should look similar to the one in Figure 25.

From the Operation drop-down list. Figure 26: Create a Button to Close Popup Window 13 14 © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved 27 . From the Switch Settings dialog box. select Script. See Figure 26. Create a button that will close the popup window. General tab.How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer PanelMate Readout Template 8000DB0709 04/2010 12. 14. 13. A dialog box appears. select the Switch icon and place it on the screen. See Figure 26.

close(). If the window name is correct. If there are no scripting errors. After typing the code. 16. click Validate. 17. Figure 27: Script Dialog Box 16 28 15 17 © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved . . See Figure 27. an error message appears. click Add–>. type ReadoutPop.How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer PanelMate Readout Template 8000DB0709 04/2010 15. In the Script dialog box. See Figure 27. If there is a typo. it displays in a different color.

Type the text Close and click OK. 19. Figure 29: Enable Input Mode 20 © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved 29 . Now that the pop-up window is used to change the value on the readout template. clear the check box for Enable Input Mode on the General tab. then select Static from the Label Type drop-down list. See Figure 28. Select the Label tab. Figure 28: Type in the Text 18 19 20. See Figure 29.How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer PanelMate Readout Template 8000DB0709 04/2010 18.

How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer PanelMate Readout Template 8000DB0709 04/2010 21. See Figure 30. Create a button that will invoke the pop-up window. size and place the button over the readout object. 22. When finished. Figure 30: Create a Button 22 30 © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved . Select and create the button and then configure as shown.

Readout object should resemble the screen capture in Figure 31. Figure 31: © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved Readout Object 31 .8000DB0709 04/2010 How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer PanelMate Readout Template 23.

Variable tab. and click OK. 2. Figure 32: Vijeo Designer Simulator 1. The Write to Variable dialog box appears. Enter the value 1111 in the Data field. This simulates the scenario when the PLC changes the value in the memory register that the Readout template is referencing.How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer PanelMate Readout Template Testing Your Work 8000DB0709 04/2010 Simulate the object to ensure that it works. check the Integer01 check box. Begin with a Readout object that resembles the screen capture in Figure 32. Figure 33: Start the Simulation 1 32 2 © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved . From the Device Simulation Tool. See Figure 33.

Touch the screen to change the value. Click the Change Value icon to invoke the numeric keypad.How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer PanelMate Readout Template 8000DB0709 04/2010 3. See Figure 35. 5. This action simulates the HMI changing the value in the PLC memory register. The Readout template displays the same value as the simulator. © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved 33 . See Figure 34. Figure 34: Same Value Displays 3 4. Click the Readout template to invoke the pop-up window. Figure 35: Click Readout Template to invoke Pop-up Window 5 6 6.

Enter the value 12345 and click Enter. Figure 36: Change Value 7 8.How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer PanelMate Readout Template 8000DB0709 04/2010 7. The new value is displayed on the Magelis® screen and is updated in the PLC. Figure 37: New Value Updated in the PLC 8 34 © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved .

Figure 38: Simulate Low Limits 9 10. Figure 39: Value Displayed in Red is Below Limits 10 © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved 35 . See Figure 38. then click on the Change Value icon and enter 1.How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer PanelMate Readout Template 8000DB0709 04/2010 9. This is a visual indication that the value is below the defined limits. Click on the Readout template. The Readout template displays the value in RED. See Figure 39.

operated. 36 © 2010 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved . Magelis®and Vijeo® are registered trademarks of Schneider Electric.com www. adjust the template as necessary and rerun the simulation. The Readout template displays the value in RED as a visual indication that the value is above the defined limits.How to Mimic the PanelMate® Readout Template with Vijeo® Designer Data Bulletin 8000DB0709 04/2010 11. Inc.schneider-electric. NC 27545 USA oem.us Electrical equipment should be installed. close the simulator. 8001 Knightdale Blvd Knightdale. and maintained only by qualified personnel. Click on the Readout template. Other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.solutions@us. Repeat Step 9 to simulate the upper limit. No responsibility is assumed by Schneider Electric for any consequences arising out of the use of this material. serviced. 12.schneider-electric. If the simulation is successful. Figure 40: Simulate Upper Limits 11 Schneider Electric USA. If the simulation was not successful. then click on the Change Value icon and enter 22222.