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6 PROTOCOL BLOCK
6.5 Adding a new GSD-based device to PROFIBUS Network Configuration
Tool library
A Generic Station Description (GSD) file is an electronic data description of a slave device. In accordance with
a standard format, the GSD file is a text file that is defined and supplied by the device vendor.
You can add new GSD-based devices to the "PROFIBUS Network Configuration Tool" library if they are not
available in the "PROFIBUS Network Configuration Tool"library.
Tip
You can obtain the GSD file from the device manufactures. You can also check for the GSD files in the PROFIBUS
website.
Perform the following steps to add a new GSD-based device to PROFIBUS Network Configuration Tool library
1
Copy the GSD file of the device into the following directory. Documents and Settings\All Users
\Application Data\SYCONnet\PROFIBUS\GSD.
For Windows 7, use the following directory. C:\ProgramData\SYCONnet\PROFIBUS\GSD.
2
Click Reload Catalog
dialog box appears that displays the catalog update completion status.
The new device appears in the PROFIBUS Network Configuration Tool library after the catalog update is
complete.
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Attention
You must copy only one version of the device GSD to the defined directory. If different versions (languages) are
copied, you will see the device as many times in the "PROFIBUS Network Configuration Tool" library. If the
same device exist several times in the "PROFIBUS Network Configuration Tool" library, the first one will be used
always irrespective of which one is dragged-and-dropped into the network view.
on the Field Network Configuration tab toolbar to rebuild the device catalog. A
Attention
If the device does not appear in the "PROFIBUS Network Configuration Tool" library, you must restart the
Control Builder.

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