FactoryTalk ViewMachine EditionUser's GuideUser ManualOriginal Instructions

FactoryTalk View Machine Edition User's GuideImportant User InformationRead this document and the documents listed in the additional resources section about installation, configuration, andoperation of this equipment before you install, configure, operate, or maintain this product. Users are required to familiarizethemselves with installation and wiring instructions in addition to requirements of all applicable codes, laws, and standards.Activities including installation, adjustments, putting into service, use, assembly, disassembly, and maintenance are required tobe carried out by suitably trained personnel in accordance with applicable code of practice.If this equipment is used in a manner not specified by the manufacturer, the protection provided by the equipment may beimpaired.In no event will Rockwell Automation, Inc. be responsible or liable for indirect or consequential damages resulting from the useor application of this equipment.The examples and diagrams in this manual are included solely for illustrative purposes. Because of the many variables andrequirements associated with any particular installation, Rockwell Automation, Inc. cannot assume responsibility or liability foractual use based on the examples and diagrams.No patent liability is assumed by Rockwell Automation, Inc. with respect to use of information, circuits, equipment, or softwaredescribed in this manual.Reproduction of the contents of this manual, in whole or in part, without written permission of Rockwell Automation, Inc., isprohibited.Throughout this manual, when necessary, we use notes to make you aware of safety considerations.WARNING: Identifies information about practices or circumstances that can cause an explosion in a hazardous environment, which may lead topersonal injury or death, property damage, or economic loss.ATTENTION: Identifies information about practices or circumstances that can lead to personal injury or death, property damage, or economic loss.Attentions help you identify a hazard, avoid a hazard, and recognize the consequence.IMPORTANT Identifies information that is critical for successful application and understanding of the product.Labels may also be on or inside the equipment to provide specific precautions.SHOCK HAZARD: Labels may be on or inside the equipment, for example, a drive or motor, to alert people that dangerous voltage may be present.BURN HAZARD: Labels may be on or inside the equipment, for example, a drive or motor, to alert people that surfaces may reach dangeroustemperatures.ARC FLASH HAZARD: Labels may be on or inside the equipment, for example, a motor control center, to alert people to potential Arc Flash. Arc Flashwill cause severe injury or death. Wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Follow ALL Regulatory requirements for safe work practices andfor Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).2Rockwell Automation Publication - VIEWME-UM004P-EN-E - September 2020

Table of ContentsPrefaceFind information on the Internet . 29Contact Rockwell Automation Technical Support . 29Legal Notices . 30Chapter 1Get StartedFactoryTalk View Studio tools . 33Diagnostics Viewer . 35FactoryTalk tools . 35FactoryTalk Activation Manager . 35Chapter 2Explore FactoryTalk ViewStudioStart FactoryTalk View Studio from Windows Start menu . 37Start FactoryTalk View Studio using a command . 37Command-line parameters and examples . 38Open sample applications. 38Configure Power User settings . 38Explore the FactoryTalk View Studio main window .39Use the Explorer window . 40Work with editors . 41View an editor's components . 42Print an editor's contents . 42Print at runtime . 43Chapter 3Plan applicationsUnderstand the process.45Collect data .45Design an HMI tag database . 46Plan graphic displays . 46Develop a hierarchy of displays.47Create a template to ensure consistency .47Design displays. 48Plan languages . 49Plan alarms . 49Provide information for the operator . 50Plan trends . 50Plan recipes . 50Design a secure system . 51Chapter 4Work with applicationsWhat is an application? . 53Rockwell Automation Publication - VIEWME-UM004P-EN-E - September 20203

Table of ContentsApplication versus project . 53Component files . 53External folders .54Default log file locations .54Name files . 55Create an application . 55Import an application .56Validate direct driver nodes in RSLinx. 58Open an application . 58Open an application .59Open a recently used application . 60Configure Power User settings . 60Open and edit applications from earlier versions of RSView orFactoryTalk View ME . 60Close an application . 61Rename, copy, delete, back up, and restore applications . 61Start FactoryTalk View ME Application Manager . 61About project settings . 62Project window size and runtime screen resolution . 62Screen resolution for MobileView, PanelView Plus 7, andPanelView Plus 6 terminals .63Change the project window size after creating graphic displays.63How the runtime screen resolution affects the pop-up windows. 64How the project window size affects the default messagedisplays . 64PanelView Plus 7 Standard applications and PanelView Plus 6Compact applications . 64Title bar .65Enable auto logout .65View application properties . 66View HMI server properties . 66Chapter 5Set up communications4About data servers .67About OPC communications .67Create data servers .67Set up FactoryTalk Linx data servers . 68Set up an OPC data server . 68Update data server caches . 69Set up communications . 69Rockwell Automation Publication - VIEWME-UM004P-EN-E - September 2020

Table of ContentsChapter 6Work with tagsTypes of tags . 71Data server tags . 71HMI tags . 73The data source . 73Basic steps for using tags . 73Use tag names that don’t exist . 73Performance considerations when using extended tag properties .74Performance of a 1756-L85 controller running V28 firmware .74Performance of a 1756-L75 controller running V28 firmware . 75Memory considerations when using extended tag properties . 75Example .76Use data server tags.76Use HMI tags . 77Scale, offset, or provide a range for data . 77Store values in FactoryTalk View memory . 78Use the Tag Browser. 78Show server names.79Browse for off-line tags . 80Use tags and expressions in your application . 81Assign tags . 81Assign tags to graphic objects . 82Use expressions to manipulate tag values . 82Substitute tag names used in graphic objects . 83Log tag values. 83Use macros to assign values to tags . 84Chapter 7Use HMI tagsHMI tag types . 85Analog tags that use floating-point values . 86How values are rounded . 86Use the Tags editor . 86Update the contents of the Tags editor . 87Search for HMI tags . 88Find a tag or text string . 88Find all references to a tag or a text string . 89Data sources. 89Device . 89Memory . 90Address syntax for device tags . 90Example: Logix 5000 addressing . 90Organize HMI tags .