Course T301, Engineering an 800xA System - Advanced

Exercise 4.1 Create a element icon

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Exercise 4.1 Create a element icon............................................................................................................................................. 4.1-1
4.1.1 General Information................................................................................................................................................... 4.1-3
4.1.1.1 Objectives............................................................................................................................................................ 4.1-3
4.1.2 Exercise Steps ............................................................................................................................................................ 4.1-4
4.1.2.1 Create new graphic element for the agitator ...................................................................................................... 4.1-4
4.1.2.2 Insert graphic from ActiveX Symbol Library .................................................................................................... 4.1-4
4.1.2.3 Create expressions for changing the color ......................................................................................................... 4.1-5
4.1.2.4 Deploy and test the element................................................................................................................................ 4.1-5

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Advanced 4.Course T301. Engineering an 800xA System .1-2 .

Engineering an 800xA System .Advanced 4.1.1 General Information In this exercise you will create a icon element for the agitator.1.1 Objectives You will: • Create a graphic element • Open the Graphics Builder for the element • Insert a agitator graphic from the ActiveX Symbol Factory • Create an expression with the Expression Builder • Deploy the element per Graphics Builder 4.1-3 . The element will be colored green to indicate a running agitator. 4.1.

Please resize the drawing area width as well and leave the height as it is.Engineering an 800xA System .1 Create new graphic element for the agitator First step is to create a new graphic element for the agitator. • Move and resize the elements so that the shape is rather as displayed in the picture below. • In the Properties Window please set the FillColorMode to 1-Shaded and select a color like displayed in the picture below. . • In the Properties Window please set the FillColorMode to 1-Shaded and select a color like displayed in the picture below.Advanced Exercise 4. 4.1.1. A lot of graphics exists already in the ActiveX Symbol Library. Please … 4.2 Exercise Steps 4.2 Insert graphic from ActiveX Symbol Library In the new graphic element aspect we want to insert a graphics which indicates the agitator. • Create a new SFStandard element from the library. open the Properties for the element and select a graphic for a motor (displayed in the picture below). Please create a new graphic element aspect for the Agitator in the AgitatorLib and name the aspect “Display Element Icon 1”. • Create a new SFStandard element from the library.1.1 Create a element icon 4.2.2. open the Properties for the element and select a graphic for a quirl (displayed in the picture below).1-4 • Open the Graphics Builder for the Display Element Icon 1 element and insert the ActiveX Symbol Library.

Engineering an 800xA System . • Type in the expression string.Advanced 4. Please… • Open the Expression Builder for the motor element and select the property FillColor from the tab card Alphabetic. otherwise a gray color (Off).1.1-5 .Value of the Agitator type will indicate a green color (Faceplate color On).2.3 Create expressions for changing the color The new graphic element should change the color while the motor is spinning.2.4 Deploy and test the element Please deploy and test the graphic element then. so that a enabled property Out.1. Please remember: Static value Æ Properties Window. 4. This will indicate a running and stopping motor. 4. • Please repeat the steps for the quirl. dynamic value Æ Expression Builder. We need to use the Expression Builder for this.

1 Create a element icon 4.Engineering an 800xA System .Advanced Exercise 4.1-6 .