This operation manual uses the following conventions and symbols to indicate cautions and warnings in order to ensure safe use of the PT. The cautions and warnings shown here contain important information related to safety. The instructions in these cautions and warnings must be observed.
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NT-series Support Tool. WARNING Failure to read and understand the information provided in this manual may result in personal injury or death, damage to the product, or product failure. Please read each section in its entirety and be sure you understand the information provided in the section and related sec- tions before attempting any of the procedures or operations given.
However, if you become unsure how to proceed during the course of an opera- tion, or want to check the capabilities of the support tool, refer to this manual. This manual only describes the operations pertinent to the support tool itself. It does not give detailed explanations of the meanings or effects of the items to be set.
The combinations of hardware that can be used, and the settings to be made with the support tool, are shown in the table below. Within each box of the table, the upper entry indicates the model of the interface unit (latter part of the model des- ignation only) and the lower entry in parentheses indicates the model of the sys- tem ROM (latter part of the model designation only).
(*3) There is also a system ROM for use with the process control function (SMR05). (*4) When the host link or NT link method of the direct connection function is used, the DAC function (process control function) can be loaded from the support tool.
× × × × × × Specifiable Tool Settings The Tool Settings items that can be set in combination with each “PT Type” and “Direct Access” setting are indicated in the table below. PT Type 600S 600M Direct Access None Ver.4...
Creates screen data to be displayed by an NT610C/NT612G. Besides creating characters and graphics, lamps, touch switches, etc., as screen data, it is also possible to allocate words for individual elements by using the direct connection function. Management of screen data .
Menu Tree Main Menu * This comprises the function keys F1 through F10. File Settings Scr list Edit (p.26) (p.31) [Setting Items] Copy Copy Fixed display Character input (p.80) Delete Delete Mark display (p.82) Polyline (p.84) Print Print Square (p.86) Polygon (p.88)
SECTION 1 Setting Up the Support Tool When using the support tool for the first time, the support tool system has to be installed in the personal computer you are using. This section describes the environment in which the support tool can be used and the method for installing it in a personal computer.
A Microsoft mouse driver is required. [Common Items] S Printer EPSON ESC/P printer (24 pin) or HP LASER Jet. S Hard disk drive A hard disk is essential. The available area required for the support tool files and data area is 2 Mbytes.
Back up the data stored in the hard disk in a floppy disk. 1-1-2 Before Starting Preparations Be sure to make a back-up disk for the support tool system disk and keep the origi- nal somewhere safe. When making the back-up, ensure that the original disk is write-protected, as...
Procedure 1. Start up the personal computer that has DOS installed in its hard disk. 2. Prepare a new floppy disk and use it to create a back up disk for the support tool system disk in the following way.
D Notes on Installation S A hard disk with an available capacity of at least 2 Mbytes is required in order to install the NT series support tool. If a work directory for the support tool is to be created on the hard disk, an additional capacity of up to 2 Mbytes will also be required.
SECTION 2 Basic Operations of the Support Tool This section explains the basic operations that apply to the support tool as a whole, such as those for starting up and exiting the support tool, and operations using the keyboard and mouse.
When the support tool starts up the “Main Menu” screen shown below will be displayed. Reference: When the support tool is started up for the first time, the “Tool Settings” screen is displayed first. See 3-3 “Tool Settings” Screen (p.22).
2-1-2 Exit Procedure When the “Main Menu” screen is displayed, move the cursor to “Exit” using the [ ] [ ] keys and press enter key ( The support tool will be exited and the DOS prompt will be displayed.
[Esc] key (for NO). When using the mouse, press either the left button (for YES) or the right button (for NO). It is also possible to click on icons with the pointed part of the enquiry cursor (at its top left corner) (p.12).
When performing operations using the support tool it will be necessary to select menu options, choices, file names, etc. Such selections are made by locating the bar cursor on the item to be selected by using the arrow keys ([ ][ ][ ][ ] keys) and pressing the key.
“right clicking”. S “Mouse Use” specification Whether the mouse is used or not is specified with the “Mouse Use” option of the “Tool Settings” menu (see p.22). If “No” is specified, the mouse cursor ceases to be displayed (however, even if “No”...
When specifying coordinate positions etc. on the editing screen, the cross-hair cursor (intersecting vertical and horizontal lines) is displayed. The cross-hair cur- sor follows the motion of the mouse. To fix a position, click the left mouse button. Cross-hair cursor...
Basic Operating Procedures Section 2-2 S Moving the bar cursor When screens or display elements are displayed in a list, the bar cursor can be moved by clicking at entries above or below the current cursor position. Clicking here causes the bar cursor to move upward.
The key displays in the help message area also function as icons that can be actu- ated using the mouse. Operate the support tool by following the help messages. There are two types of help message, distinguished on the basis of the screen and function, as indicated below.
[Shift] + [ ] key : The bar cursor moves to screen number 10. If now, while the bar cursor is at screen number 10, [Shift] + [ ] is pressed again, the bar cursor will move full cycle to screen number 2.
Basic Operating Procedures Section 2-2 [Tab] key : The number/code input field is displayed. When a number of code is input and the key pressed, the bar cursor moves to the specified number or code. Example: Screen number input field...
Support Tool Operations The support tool has the following 5 screens: the “Main Menu” screen, the “Tool Settings” screen, the “File Selection” screen, the “Screen Selection” screen, and the “Edit” screen. This section describes the four screens other than the “Edit”...
Screen data attributes can be set and various operations relating to screen data are possible. “Edit” screen Used to create screen data using characters and graphics. Reference: When the support tool is started up for the first time, the “Tool Settings” screen is displayed first.
When the support tool is started up, the “Main Menu” screen is displayed first. The items in the main menu have the following functions. S Edit Screen: Select this item to create or edit screen data. The “File Selection” screen will be displayed and operations relating to screen data and files will be possible.
PT model, capacity of the screen data memory board, and the directory in which data is saved. When using the support tool for the first time, this screen is displayed first. Be sure to set the tool settings in accordance with the model you are using. After this first setting, it will not be necessary to set the tool settings again unless there is some change.
Specify the directory in which created screen data files are saved here. Reference: S The NT series support tool is compatible with all OMRON PT models, all versions of the direct connection function (Ver.3, Ver.4, Ver.5), and the communication methods other than direct connection. The support tool displays and selectable functions differ according to the settings made for “PT Type”,...
. . . Direct connection setting for PT model Used to set the “Direct Access” based on the model of PT or system ROM. Since the settings for “PT Type”, “Memory Size”, “Direct Access” and “Direct Macn Type” differ according to the PT and the system ROM used, selection based on the mod- el makes it possible to set all the settings for “PT Type”, “Memory Size”, “Direct...
(5) Press the key: the time data will be sent and set in the PT. It is also possible to receive the time set in the PT and set it. Press the [F1] " (receive) key with the time setting screen displayed.
Actually, each “file” comprises four or five files with different extension names (the number of files per “file” depends on the “tool settings”). Settings On the “File List” screen, besides creating and selecting files, it is also possible to perform functions such as data communication with the PT. <“File List” screen>...
. . . Receive data from the PT Used to receive data registered in the PT in file units. The types of data that can be received are screen data, character-string memory table and numeral table data, system memory data, mark data, image data, library data, and direct information.
(or afterimage) makes the display blank). The available settings are to switch the backlight off after a time lapse of 10 minutes/1 hour, or “off”. With an LED screen, this function switches the backlight OFF. With an EL screen, it makes the screen blank.
[F9] Change file title Used to change the titles of files for which titles have been set. (1) Locate the bar cursor at the file whose title is to be changed and press the [F9] (Title) key. (2) Enter the new title and press the key.
“Scr list” Screen Section 3-5 “Scr list” Screen The “Scr list” screen is displayed when a file to be edited is selected from the “Se- lect File” screen, or when NEW_FILE is selected. 3-5-1 Functions of the “Scr list” Screen...
[Page Up] and [Page Down] keys. The bar cursor can be moved to the previous and next screen number for which there is data by using [Shift] + [ ] and [Shift] + [ ]. The “No.” column is displayed by pressing [Tab] key.
: Background color or flashing backlight NT610C, NT620C : Background color (j) Comment: This is a comment assigned to the screen data. It is set when the screen data is saved. It can be changed using the [F6] (Commnt) key.
When the NT Model setting is “30”, “30C”, “610G (612G)”, or “610C”, some screens are earmarked for special applications, as shown below. When the NT Model setting is not one of these, only “0” (clear screen display) is valid and all oth- er screens are user screens.
[F2] . . . Delete screen data Used to delete unnecessary screen data. (1) Locate the bar cursor at the screen data to be deleted and press the [F2] (De- lete) key. (2) Press the key. It is also possible to batch copy all marked screen numbers.
Read screen data Used to read screen data and memory table data from other files. However, the data of files displayed in red cannot be read as it is: data conversion is necessary (see Section 8). (1) Press the [F5] (Read) key.
“Scr list” Screen Section 3-5 (3) The procedure after this point differs according to the type of data: see the scheme below. Specify the data to be read, the reading source and reading destination by following the directions on the screen in order to read the data.
S Library data is selected from FA20 through FAFF, FB20 through FBFF, FC20 through FCFF, FD20 through FDFF. S Use [Shift] + [ ] or [Shift] + [ ] to move the bar cursor to the previous or next code for which there is data.
(1) Select the file to be selected on the “File List” screen. (2) Press the [F10] (Next page) key and then press the [F1] (Check) key. (3) Set whether or not the results are to be output at a printer and execute the check.
S The bar cursor can be moved to a specified number by pressing the [Tab] key and inputting the number. S Pressing the [F1] (Ref) key will display a list of the screens that refer to the memory table with the specified number. When editing a character-string memory table, marks can be input using [F3] (Mark) and images using [F4] (Image).
Send data to the PT in screen units After connecting the support tool to the PT, used to send screen data, character- string and numeral memory tables to the PT in screen units and write them to the screen data memory.
Section 3-5 PT Status Control Area, PT Status Notify Area Allocate data areas at the PC for the PT status control area, which controls the PT from the PC, and the PT status notify area, which notifies the PC of information from the PT.
Numeral Memory Table Settings, Character-String Memory Table Settings Set the initial values and word allocations for numeral tables and character-string memory tables. <Numeral table setting> <Character-string memory table setting> For details of the settings, see “Setting Numeral Tables” (p.68), and “Setting Char- acter-String Memory Tables” (p.70).
The following functions can be set for the input terminals of the extended I/O unit. S Screen switching When the input terminal comes ON, the display changes to the set screen num- ber. If the screen number is set as “0”, the display will return to the previously displayed screen. S Notify bit Notifies the status (ON/OFF) of the input terminal to the bit at the PC.
Extended I/O Output Setting The output terminals of the Extended I/O unit are controlled in accordance with the status (ON/OFF) of PC bits (output control function). Set the bit numbers of the PC bits that will control the output terminals.
Bit Memory Table Setting This setting sets bit memory table functions and bit memory table bit allocations. Bit memory tables can only be used when the “NT Model” setting is NT30, NT30C, NT612G, or NT610C and direct connection Ver.3 or higher is used.
SECTION 4 Creating Screen Data Screen data has to be created for display by the PT. Screen data can be created by selecting the editing functions of the “Edit” screen. This chapter explains the creation procedure, with emphasis on key operations. The mouse can be used to execute all opera- tions except character and numeral input.
4-1-1 Displaying the “Edit” Screen The “Edit” screen is displayed when a screen number is selected on the “Screen Selection” screen. The initial editing screen displays the editing menu, from which the functions for creating screen data can be selected.
SET ENV settings in the “Edit” screen editing menu (see p.59). The intervals of the grid display can be set anywhere between 2 and 99 dots in both the X direction (horizontal direction) and the Y direction (vertical direction). (The grid display aligned with the touch switches differs according to the PT model).
Image data, polygons, squares, fans, tiling, and marks can only be used with the NT30, NT30C, NT612G, and NT610C. The alarm list/alarm history and character-string setting functions can only be used with an NT30, NT30C, NT612G, or NT610C with “Ver.3” set for “Di- rect Access”.
This saves having to input data again when making modifications. When a key other than one of the above is pressed first, the input field is cleared as the character corresponding to the pressed key is input. This makes it unneces-...
While the window for inputting and setting parameters is displayed, pressing the key while holding down the [Shift] key will allow you to proceed to the next step while leaving the setting unchanged. This is convenient when registering a series...
The screen size for the NT610C is 640 x 480 dots. Shifting Display Fields When the display elements are listed on the screen, the list can be shifted by pressing the [Home] key. The list can also be shifted by clicking the list name (“TOUCH SW”...
If using a mouse, click the relevant item. The settings to be made are the basic settings, which relate mainly to the display contents, and the detailed settings, which relate to the display method. Other win- dows are displayed for some settings.
NT30C, a color specification window may be displayed during opera- tion. Since when “30” is set as the NT model, the PT can be used in the same way as other monochrome PTs provided the default color settings are used, do not change these default settings without good reason.
A grid is displayed on the screen. The intervals for this grid display are specified in the range of 2 to 99 dots in both the X direction (horizontal direction) and Y direction (vertical direction). If “0” or “1” is specified, the grid is not displayed.
When images and library items are displayed, the code for the image or library item can be indicated. The code is not displayed on the PT screen; the setting for this function determines whether or not the code is printed when screen data is printed out.
Some setting operations are used frequently with all editing functions, such as nu- meral display setting and word setting. These are explained here by summarizing the representative setting operations. Refer to this section if you are unsure how to perform a setting operation during screen creation. 4-2-1 Setting Character/Character-String Displays <Character input>...
(2) Indrct The numeric value in the specified numeral table is taken as the number of a numeral table, and the numeric value in that numeral table is displayed. Indirect specification can be specified in the following cases. Do not specify it unless one of these conditions applies.
Specify the number of the numeral table to be referenced here. Pressing the [F1] key enables selection from a numeral table list. S Integer: Specify the number of digits in the integral part of the numeric value here. S Decimal: Specify the number of digits in the decimal fraction here.
Common Setting Operations Section 4-2 Reference: The display of numeric values changes in the following way in accordance with the specifications made for “Integer”, “Decimal”, “Zero Sup”, and “Disp Sign”. Contents of the Screen Integer Decimal Zero Sup Disp Sign...
4-2-3 Specifying the Display Color (NT30C, NT610C Only) When using the NT30C or NT610C, both the color used to display characters and graphics and the color used for the background can be specified. Depending on the screen elements created, the following colors can be specified.
“ON” color Flashing color Reference: The appearance of lamps and touch switches during operation at the PT can be checked in advance on the support tool screen by using the “Lamp/TSW Disp Mode” option in the environmental settings (tool settings for the “Edit” screen).
Section 4-2 4-2-4 Setting Numeral Memory Tables This section describes how to set the initial values, and data area referenced in the PC, for numeral memory tables. The number of numeral memory tables is determined by the “PT Type” setting, as...
Section 4-2 4-2-5 Setting Character-String Memory Tables This section describes how to set the initial values, and data area referenced in the PC, for character-string memory tables. The number of character-string memory tables is determined by the “PT Type” set-...
Procedure 1. Locate the bar cursor at the number of the character-string memory table to be set. [Shift] + [ ] or [Shift] + [ ] can be used to move the bar cursor to the previous or " next character-string memory table for which the “Initial Data” setting is not blank.
(ON/OFF). The bit memory table allocations are also set in this setting. Bit memory tables can only be used with Ver.3 and later versions of the NT30, NT30C, NT610G, NT612G, and NT610C. Reference: The allocated bits for the screen switching functions and alarm history function in the bit memory tables are continually read by data communication while the PT is operating.
For details on these functions, refer to the user’s manual for the PT you are using. <Setting screen switching functions> Procedure 1. Locate the bar cursor at the “#” input field for the bit memory table with the re- quired number and press the SPACE (Hist/SWScreen) key.
Section 4-2 <Setting the alarm list/history function> Procedure 1. Locate the bar cursor at the number of the bit memory table to be set. S To register changes in bit statuses in the alarm history, press the SPACE key (Hist/SWScreen) in the “Hist” input field.
[L006300] Reference Input Procedure If you are not sure of the types of bit and channel that can be specified, it is possible to display a list of the types that can be specified and select the type from among these.
4-2-8 Copying to the Next Input Field (Increment Copy) When a memory table or screen data is displayed in list form, data can be copied to the next input field. It is also possible to perform addition processing (increment copy) at this time.
Word Bit memory table <Operation> Procedure 1. Locate the bar cursor on the item to be searched for, press the [F5] (Srch) key, input the data to be searched for and the direction of the search, then press the key.
<Operation> Procedure 1. Display the list of the data to be subjected to the batch change, press the [F4] (Btch Chng) key, input the head and end words before the change, head word after the change, and presence/absence of a comment change, then press the key.
4-3-1 Inputting Characters Characters to be displayed have to be input. For details on the display of charac- ter-strings and numeric values, setting the display color (NT30C or NT610C), set- ting numeral tables, and setting words and bits, see 4-2 “Common Setting Opera- tions”...
Modification is executed in character-string units. Procedure 1. Select “STR IN” from the fixed display menu. It is also possible to proceed straight to step 4. by left clicking on the character to be modified (see p.57).
NT30C or NT610C, then specify the display position. 32 x 32 and 64 x 64 dot marks can also be displayed at the same time. The mark will be displayed in its actual form in the character input field. It will be displayed on the editing screen with its bottom left extremity take as the origin.
Procedure 1. Select “FIX DSP” from the initial editing menu. The fixed display menu will be displayed. It is also possible to proceed straight to step 5. by left clicking on the mark to be modified (see p.57). 2. Select “MARK”.
A j mark will be displayed at the start point of the continuous line. 2. Locate the cursor at the j mark of the continuous line to be deleted and press key. 3. Check the message and then press the key;...
A j mark will be displayed at the start point of the continuous line. It is also possible to proceed straight to step 3. by left clicking on the polyline to be modified (see p.57). 2. Locate the cursor at the j mark of the continuous line to be modified and press key.
A j mark will be displayed at the top left corner of the square. It is also possible to proceed straight to step 3. by left clicking on the square to be modified (see p.57). 2. Locate the cursor at the j mark of the square to be modified and press the key.
Start point Automatically joined Vertices End point (Shift+ Pressing the [Esc] key before the end point has been set deletes the last drawn " straight line. Pressing the [Esc] key while holding down the [Shift] key aborts the drawing. "...
6. Draw the circular/arc. 1) Press the key at the center of the circle or arc. 2) Move the cursor to set the size of the circle or arc and press the key. 3) For a circle: After setting the size, simply press the key once more.
Procedure 1. Select “FAN” from the fixed display menu, then press the [F2] (Modify) key. A j mark will be displayed at the center of the fan. It is also possible to proceed straight to step 3. by left clicking on the fan to be "...
(2): Boundary color When tiling is specified at point (1), only the area inside the frame will be tiled, but when it is specified at (2), the area outside the frame will also be tiled from the part where the frames overlap.
Procedure 1. Select “TILING” from the fixed display menu, then press the [F2] (Modify) key. A j mark will be displayed at the point where the tiling was specified. It is also possible to proceed straight to step 3. by left clicking on the tiling to be "...
NT610C), setting numeral tables, and setting words and bits, see 4-2 “Common Setting Operations” (p.61). Procedure 1. Select “NUM DISP” on the initial editing screen. 2. Select the field in which the numeral display is to be registered in the window and press the key.
The contents and position of numeral displays created on the screen can be modi- fied. Procedure 1. Select “NUM DISP” on the initial editing screen. It is also possible to proceed straight to step 3. by left clicking on the numeral " display to be modified (see p.57).
To quit character-string display, press the [Esc] key; the display will return to the menu. Reference: If “Yes” is set for “Brkn Line Frame Disp” in the environmental settings (tool set- tings for the “Edit” screen), the display range for the character-string can be contin-...
The contents and position of character-string displays created on the screen can be modified. Procedure 1. Select “STR DISP” on the initial editing screen. It is also possible to proceed straight to step 3. by left clicking on the character- " string display to be modified (see p.57).
Reference: To “increment copy” an existing lamp entry into the next input field (incrementing the bit number), press the [F2] (iCopy) key with the cursor located in the “Bit” col- umn at that entry. Note that the next input field must also have an entry in it. (See p.77).
Setting Lamps Section 4-6 4. Make the necessary settings. S LampNo. /Bit: If direct connection is not used, set the lamp number here. If direct connection is used, set the bit (lamp bit) allocated at the S Label: Set the characters (Label) that will be displayed together with the lamp.
Setting Lamps Section 4-6 7. A box indicating the size of the label will be displayed in the center of the lamp graphic. Move this box to the required display position and press the key. If “No” is set for the “Label” setting in the “Lamp Setting” window, it will not be possible to make this setting.
6. Specify the display position for the image data or library data that is displayed when the lamp is off, and press the key. If “0” (no display) is set for the code, it is not possible to specify a display posi- " tion.
It is possible to modify the contents, shape, and position of created lamps. Procedure 1. Select “LAMP” on the initial editing screen. It is also possible to proceed straight to step 3. by left clicking on the lamp to be "...
This section describes how to create touch switch graphics that are displayed on the PT screen and can be used as input switches. The sensitive area (area that senses being touched) of a touch switch is not set in accordance with the ordinary coordinates but with touch switch elements as the minimum units.
Setting Touch Switches Section 4-7 4-7-1 Setting Touch Switches This is the procedure for setting touch switches. Touch switches can have the following functions, depending on the settings for “PT Type” and “Direct Access”: NT20S, NT20M, NT612G, NT30/C, NT600S, NT600M...
Rset: The PC bit is switched OFF when the touch switch is pressed. Reference: Specification of notify bits and input of I/O comments is possible by using either the input notification window or the touch switch setting screen.
[NT30, NT30C, NT612G, NT610C, [NT20M, NT600M with Ver.4] Ver.3 or later] If using an NT20M or NT600M and not using direct connection, set screen switching by using the “standalone” function (p.150). SwScreen No.: Specify the screen number of the screen to be dis- played here.
However, the last four items in the third row can only be selected when using an NT30, NT30C, NT612G, or NT610C, and the control keys in the bottom row can only be selected when using an NT30, NT30C, NT612G, or NT610C with Ver.3...
Used to input a decimal point HOME Used to move to the input field at the top left of the screen Used to move to the next input field up (Y direction) Used to move to the next input field down (Y direction)
NT30, NT30C, NT612G, or NT610C with Ver.3 or a later version of the direct connection function (with Ver.4, window settings are also possible). Select the input field to which the cursor will move. Input fields of the thumb- wheel type cannot be selected.
PT body (see p.28). The following eight types of display area can be specified for touch switches. How- ever, note that the shapes that can be used depend on the settings made for “PT Type” and “Direct Access”, as shown below:...
PT during operation by viewing the support tool screen. Procedure 1. Select “TOUCH SW” on the initial editing screen. 2. Select the field in which the touch switch is to be registered in the window and press the key.
4. Press the key with the cursor on “Exec”. 5. If “square”, “circle”, “polygon”, or “fan” was specified for the shape of the dis- play area, create the graphic. For details on how to create the graphic, see 4-3 “Creating Fixed Displays”...
2. Select the touch switch to be modified in the window (“Func” field) and press key. It is also possible to select the touch switch to be modified by left clicking on it. " For “Bit” (notify bit) and “Label”, direct modification is possible by locating the "...
Section 4-7 S Set Display: Select to change the function. S Area Position: Select to change the frame of the display area. S Attrib Position: Select to change the tiling start position when the touch switch is lit or flashing.
Creating Graphs Section 4-8 Creating Graphs This section describes how to create graphs whose display corresponds to the nu- meric values in numeral memory tables. There are the following three types of graph. When using an NT20S, NT20M, NT600S, NT600M, or NT612G, only bar graphs can be used.
If you are using an NT20S, NT20M, NT600S, or NT600M, the graph menu will not be displayed. 3. Select the field in which the bar graph is to be registered in the window and press the key. To delete an existing bar graph from the field in which it is registered, locate the "...
Specify whether or not a graph frame is displayed here. S Dsp Sign: Specify whether or not a minus sign is to be displayed in the case of negative values here. If “Yes” is specified, the center of the graph area is displayed at the origin to allow the display of negative values.
5. Press the key with the cursor on “Exec”. 6. Locate the cursor at the start point of the bar graph frame and press the key. The bar graph will be created as a rectangular graphic. Graphics oriented either vertically or horizontally can be created.
Specify whether or not a minus sign is to be displayed in the case of negative values here. If “Yes” is speci- fied, the center of the graph area is displayed at the ori- gin to allow the display of negative values.
Specify the label display settings. Display attributes and smoothing cannot be specified with the NT20S, NT20M, NT600S, or NT600M. It is also not possible to specify a scale of x64 when using an NT20S or NT20M. S % Col Set: Specifies the character color and background color of the “%”...
Further broken lines can be added by repeating the operation from step 7. To quit trend graph creation, press the [Esc] key. Reference: S If a broken line extends beyond the frame, only the part contained by the frame will be displayed, as shown below.
Creating Graphs Section 4-8 5. Set the basic settings for the broken line graph as required. S Mv Direct: Specify the direction in which the broken line is to be drawn in accordance with the ascending order of memory table numbers here.
Further broken lines can be added by repeating the operation from step 7. To quit broken line graph creation, press the [Esc] key. Reference: S If a broken line extends beyond the frame, only the part contained by the frame will be displayed, as shown below.
Procedure 1. Select “GRAPH” on the initial editing screen. The graph menu will be displayed. It is also possible to proceed straight to step 4. by left clicking on the graph to be " modified (see p.57).
I/O unit. What is a “Numeral Setting”? Once a numeral setting input field has been created, it is possible to input numeric values from touch switches or extended I/O units. The touch switches used to input numeric values (numeric keys) can be arranged without restriction on the screen.
Reference: When using direct connection, to “increment copy” an existing entry into the next input field (incrementing the memory table number), press the [F2] (iCopy) key with the cursor located on that entry. Note that there must also be an entry in the next input field. (See p.77).
(Ver.1 to Ver.5) The settings that are specific to numeral setting are listed below. S Sending: Specify the number of digits in the value notified to the host. S Dig Input: Specify the number of digits that can be input.
Locate this box at the required display position and press the key. 8. The specified input field for display setting, numeric keys, or system keys, will be displayed. If the keypad attribute for the screen is “User”, numeric keys and system keys "...
[F2] (iCopy) key with the cursor located on that entry. Note that there must also be an entry in the next input field. (See p.77). 4. Specify “Str In”, specify “Mv Crsr Sw” if necessary, then press the key.
Setting Window Displays (NT30, NT30C, NT612G, NT610C with Ver.3 or Later Only) This is the procedure for setting windows to be displayed when a switch is made to a character-string setting screen. It is also possible to display a created window and check the display position etc.
Creating Numeric Keys Numeric keys are touch switches for inputting numeric values. If the keypad attrib- ute for the screen is set as “User”, the keys can be positioned wherever required on the screen. The arrangement of the numeric keys displayed on the screen can be changed by using the “TOUCH SW”...
Procedure 1. Select “IN SET” from the initial editing screen. The input setting menu will be displayed. It is also possible to proceed straight to step 4. by left clicking on the numeral/ " character-string setting to be modified (see p.57).
[Character-string setting] S Num Disp Setting: S ThumWhl Setting: S Str Disp Setting: Used to modify the item specified in the window during setting. S Display Position: Used to change the display position of a numeral/char- acter-string setting input field.
Changing Orders In cases where there is more than one numeral/character-string setting on one screen, the order of movement between input fields can be changed using the sys- tem keys. Procedure 1. Select “IN SET” from the initial editing screen.
4. Press the [Esc] key to quit extended I/O setting. Reference: The settings made for an input terminal on the “Edit” screen are valid only while the relevant screen is displayed at the PT. When using direct connection, set “Direct” on the “Scr list” screen in order to make...
Editing Memory Tables Section 4-12 4-12 Editing Memory Tables It is possible to check the initial values in numeral memory tables and character- string memory tables, and to change these values. For details of the procedure, see 4-2 “Common Setting Operations” (p.61).
This section describes how to create “alarm lists” − which automatically display a character-string memory table in accordance with the status of the allocated bit in a bit memory table − and “alarm histories”, which record and display the status of allocated bits.
Procedure 1. Select “ALARM” on the initial editing screen. 2. Select the field in which the alarm list/history is to be registered and press the key. To delete an existing alarm list/history from the field in which it is registered, "...
8. The specified alarm list/history, image & library display area, and scroll keys will be displayed. If the “Dsp Image & Lib” set in the display settings is 1 to 3 lines, “up” and “down” " line scroll keys will be automatically displayed. If the “Dsp Image & Lib” set was 4 or more lines, “up”...
The scroll keys can be moved by using the “Move” function. Reference: S The scroll keys will automatically light if there are undisplayed messages or his- tories in the scrolling directions. Do not set lamp bits for them. S The scroll keys remain displayed even if the alarm list/history is deleted. Delete...
PT model used. 3. Specify the screen number of the screen to be switched to. 4. Press the [Esc] key to quit standalone setting. Reference: A standalone setting is only valid while the screen for which it is set is displayed.
“EDIT”. S For “In frm” specifications Procedure 1. Specify the start point of the area that is to encompass the object of the editing operation. 2. Set the end point at a diagonally opposite point chosen so that the object of the editing operation is accommodated within the frame.
Filtering Object Data By specifying the data that is to be the object of the editing operation in advance using “Data sel” in the EDIT, it is possible to protect data that is not to be changed by editing operations.
Procedure 1. Select “EDIT” from the initial editing menu. 2. Select “Data sel” from the editing menu. 3. Locate the box cursor at the data you do not want to edit and press the [Space] key to change the check mark Pressing the [Home] (All) key will make all screen data types subject to editing "...
This is the procedure for centering labels or character input (fixed display) to locate them at the center of a lamp or touch switch display area (this positional adjust- ment is only performed in the left/right direction; the position in the vertical direc- tion remains unchanged).
The circle does not change shape. Note If a circle, arc, or fan which has been reduced in the vertical or horizontal direction and whose position has been changed is returned to its original size, it will not re- turn to its original position (in contrast, shapes which are modified while retaining their relative proportions can be returned to their original position by returning them to their original size).
This function rotates the object of the editing operation by 90_ in the clockwise direction. Rotation is performed with the center of the frame that encloses the object of the editing operation as the reference point. If a rotation operation would cause the object of the editing operation to project beyond the edge of the screen, rotation is not performed.
3. Select the objects subject to the batch color change operation. However, note that a specification to change to transparent color will be ig- nored if it applies to a part of the image for which transparent color cannot be used.
It is possible to create customized characters and symbols called “marks” and display them on the screen. Marks can be treated in the same way as wide font characters: they can be displayed at various scales of enlargement and attributes can be set for them.
An existing mark can be deleted by pressing the [F3] (Delete) key and specify- ing the range by inputting a start point and end point. 3. Move the cursor to specify the position at which the mark is to be registered once it has been created.
Used to display an existing mark in the reference area. (1) Press the [F2] (Mk Ref) key. (2) Locate the cursor on the mark in the mark list window that is to be displayed. (3) Press the key: the character will be displayed.
Used to set (display) all the dots within a specified area. (1) Press the [F5] (Set) key. (2) Specify the start point and end point of the area in which the dots are to be set. Specify diagonally opposite points to specify a rectangular area.
Images Section 5-2 Images Image data is created in dot units and can be displayed on the screen. Marks and symbols can be created and registered. Images are handled in the same way as characters and marks. Illustrations and figures can be read with an image scanner.
2. Locate the cursor at the code (from FE20 to FEFF) of the image to be created and press the key. Use [Shift] + [ ] or [Shift] + [ ] to move the bar cursor to the previous or next " code for which there is data.
The data size (number of bytes) that can still be used for image creation. S Color Mode If using an NT30C or NT610C, the color mode (2 colors or 8 colors) can be changed by selecting “COL MODE” from the image editing menu.
On this screen, images are drawn with dots in the manner described below. If us- ing an NT30C or NT610C, the color used for the help message window has to be selected (this selection can be made using the numeric keys).
The following graphic elements can be used: Points, lines, locus, circles, ellipses, squares In the case of circles, ellipses and squares, it is also possible to select normal or inverted displays. When using an NT30C or NT610C, the color can also be specified.
Existing screen data can be converted to the bit map file format and stored as a file. Procedure 1. Locate the bar cursor on the screen to be converted to bit map data, press the [F10] key, then press the [F3] (Co File) key.
It is possible to use images in combination with characters and marks. Image data in a character input field is displayed as a [I] mark. In image edit- ing, the real image is displayed, taking the left bottom extremity of the image as the origin.
Drawing Operations in the Library Editing Menu Functions are selected from the library editing menu in order to carry out drawing. The following graphic elements can be used. All of them are fixed display graph- ics. For details on the drawing methods, see the relevant pages of 4-3 “Creating Fixed Displays”.
6-1-1 Things that can be Done Using the Data Printing Function Various data relating to the support tool, such as screen data and the conditions of use of memory tables, can be printed out at a printer and checked. S Specifiable output destinations...
Reference: S The environmental settings (tool settings for the “Edit” screen) determine wheth- er or not lamp/touch switch numbers, memory table numbers, and image/library numbers are printed or not. S The type of printer and the presence or absence of a sheet feeder are set in the “Tool Settings” (see p.22).
Section 6-1 6-1-2 Printing from the “File Selection” Screen Use the following method to specify printing from the “File Selection” screen. Procedure 1. Locate the bar cursor on the file to be printed. 2. Press the [F3] (Print) key. 3. Locate the bar cursor on the data to be printed.
S Use Data only Print only the part of the file used for screen data. S Print Display History File: Select to print the display history record data re- ceived from the PT. Input the file whose display history record data is to be printed.
Use the following method to specify printing from the “Screen Selection” screen. Procedure 1. Locate the bar cursor on the screen number whose data is to be printed. If the screen data of more than one screen is to be printed, “mark” each of the relevant screen numbers.
Section 6-1 NT30C and NT610C Screen Data Printing Example Shown here is an example of screen data printing with an NT610C. Printing is car- ried out in the same way when using an NT30C. In this example, the screen includes black characters on a white background, and squares colored with all the available colors: the results of printing with “Imitat”...
Data Communication This chapter describes how screen data created using the support tool can be sent to the PT or written to a memory board, and how data such as screens and display histories received from the PT can be communicated.
Screen data created using the support tool, and mark and memory table informa- tion, etc., can be transferred to the PT data memory. It is also possible to receive various types of data and display history records from the PT and save them.
Preparation and Procedure for Data Communication with the PT Section 7-1 Connection to an NT600M/NT600S/NT612G/NT620S/NT620C Connection to an NT30/NT30C Connection to an NT610C S Connecting cable Make the connecting cable by referring to Appendix A “Connecting Cable Specifi- cations”.
Reference: Presented below are OMRON’s measurements of the time taken to transfer the entire capacity of the image memory when transfer is in the “Hspeed” mode. Use these as a guide to data communication times. S When using a capacity of 512 Kbytes: 5 min.
Connect to the support tool Display the system menu Select “Transmit Mode” Execute the transmit or receive function Transmission or reception Return to “Run Mode” Reference: For details on the operations at the PT side, refer to the operation manual for the...
This is the procedure for transmitting data such as image data or memory table data to the PT, and writing it into the flash memory type data memory of the PT. There are two methods for transmitting data, as follows: S Selecting a file from the “File Selection”...
Procedure 1. Set the PT to the “Transmit Mode”. Check that writing to the screen data memory is possible. 2. Locate the bar cursor at the screen to be transmitted on the “Screen Selection” screen. When transmitting multiple screens, “mark” the appropriate screens. For de- tails on using the marking function, see 3-5 “Screen Selection Screen”...
2. Display the “File Selection” screen. It does not matter where the bar cursor is. 3. Press the [F7] (Rcv.) key. 4. Input the file name of the file to which the received data is to be written. 5. Press the key.
4. Specify “Screen Data” or “Memory Table” as the type of data to be received, then press the key. 5. Specify the screen number at the PT side and the screen number at the sup- port tool side, pressing the key after each specification.
It does not matter where the bar cursor is. 3. Press the [F5] (Hist.) key. 4. Input the file name of the file in which the received display history record is to be saved. Specify a file name no longer than eight characters. Do not specify an exten- sion: the support tool will automatically assign the extension “.G6L”...
Receive data Request to send Clear to send Signal ground Assembly of Connecting Cables Wiring should be carried out in one of the following ways, depending on the type of RS-232C connector. 25-pin Connector Connector for peripheral Personal computer devices on PT body Shielded wire Use the following recommended products when making the connecting cable.
Connecting Cable Specifications Appendix A 9-pin Connector Personal computer Connector for peripheral devices on PT body Shielded wire Use the following recommended products when making the connecting cable. Name Model Remarks XM2D-0901 9-pin Made by OMRON Connector XM2A-0901 9-pin Made by OMRON...
Error Messages Appendix B APPENDIX B Error Messages The error messages that may be displayed while using the support tool, and the action to take in response to them, are shown below. Error Message Corrective Action 3,000 I/O comments registered.
(Confirm) Either the disk is faulty, or data has been destroyed. Replace the disk or delete the files and create them again If there is a the disk or delete the files and create them again. If there is a Can’t read screen data.
Appendix C APPENDIX C Special Characters English Character Codes Pin 3 of SW1 must be ON to enable English language messages to use the follow- ing codes. Example Hex code is represented by 30, decimal code by 48, and character by Code 20 and 32 in the table represents a space, as indicated by “SP”.
Revision History A manual revision code appears as a suffix to the catalog number on the front cover of the manual. Cat. No. V028-E1-1 Revision code The following table outlines the changes made to the manual during each revision. Page numbers refer to the previous version.