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  1. I've mentioned a backup solution to this in the past without luck. Worth trying again. Years ago my "sidekick" backup routine was a program that came with Partition Magic, and it was called DataKeeper. It was the best backup program I've ever worked with. Sadly it refuses to play with later versions of Windows, including 7. I've tried all sorts of compatiblity settings without luck. The really great thing about the program was that it constantly monitored the system and anytime a save of any sort was made in the folders it had been instructed to watch, it did a backup to wherever you wanted. And the truly useful bit was that you could specify how many versions of the file would be saved before the first in the FIFO lineup would be dropped. 20? 30? You name it. In essence you could simply keep on using the same name for anything you were working on, and do a regular save every few minutes if you wanted. If you stuffed something up, you had all these previous file copies there for the asking, up to the number of saves you had specified. I've hunted for ages to find something similar without any luck. They all need to be on some sort of schedule, or a manual initiation. Datakeeper worked as a totally different concept, and did it exceptionally well. If anyone knows a current program that works in exactly the same way, and does so on current Windoze versions, please advise. My inability to continue to use the program resulted in my evolved method of naming conventions for program builds, that I've mentioned elsewhere. cheers, Aus
  2. Have you also done appropriate ladder work in the plc, including initiating the com port? cheers, Aus
  3. (I've copied a post I did in the multiple PID loops topic to here, in case people miss it in the less used forum area. ) In case you all haven't noticed, the download site has been changed recently. So thanks @Cara Bereck Levy, for persuading the powers that be. I'd still be not showing the beta at all, as it seems that Youngies ALWAYS have to have the latest and greatest! But this is much better than the previous situation. cheers, Aus
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    number saved as text

    Curious. I'd be having a play with some of the Excel Options, particularly under Formulas and Error checking rules. There are a number of possible suspects there which might be worth a try. Particularly "Numbers formatted as text.......". I'd be having a look at your raw output using something other than excel initially, on the chance excel is indeed changing things to suit what it sees as an error. The other thing to have a look at might be to try things as a csv, and see if things improve by changing the separator in Dataexport properties. IF it can't be solved with present setup, instead of changing your program, make him a small macro that converts it. Not too hard. (Edit: Along the lines of record macro, select entire data area or bigger via drag or number input, format cells as whatever number format you want, stop macro recording. So easy that perhaps not even a macro......depends on a few variables.) cheers, Aus
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    Multiple PID Loops

    In case you all haven't noticed, the download site has been changed recently. So thanks @Cara Bereck Levy, for persuading the powers that be. I'd still be not showing the beta at all, as it seems that Youngies ALWAYS have to have the latest and greatest! But this is much better than the previous situation. cheers, Aus
  6. Did you burn your last download into the plc? If so, run Revouninstaller and get rid of anything visilogic related, reboot, or perhaps if you have a suitable point do a system restore. Then load the visilogic version you used for the file that is on the plc, and you should at least be on your way again. I always set up my program saves as a number of alternate names I "FIFO" through , or do continuously progressive ones, for the very reason you are sadly encountering now. @Flex727 did you try it on various versions and then it broke things? Or....which version did it break things on? I don't want to even try it, given your troubles! cheers, Aus
  7. Kratmel's love for his washing machine mechanical timer is easily duplicated in plcs, using my oft quoted (but very unfairly consigned to the garbage bin/mostly ignored) method of using a counter and compares. It's a bit like the standard drum setup, except that you are essentially making your own, and it's not hard to do at all. A map (like the operating sequence illustration that used to accompany such mechanical timers) is invaluable, and I almost always do this in an excel format. I have also considered using a multi-channel sound editor, which in theory might actually be easier to achieve the desired results of being able to adjust things easily as necessary. The count is the only thing that needs to be stored into an MI, or ML. The rest of the actions, that are all based on compares, will remain exactly the same on power up, or restart from pausing the count where the pause also initiates a total turn off of every output being controlled. The only proviso might be the need for delayed startup/load shed in some instances on high draw outputs through a short timer linked to the count. All involved outputs are set to power up in off state and the subsequent scan adjusts everything to suit. cheers, Aus
  8. So you have a V130 10 miles away, and you want to connect to it? Is this what you are saying? I think this is just a translation issue, in that you are calling Remote Access your "virtual communication"? cheers, Aus
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    Analogue Input Faults

    Have you put your original program back in to see if it fixes it? cheers, Aus
  10. Well...that's all a huge, annoying bummer. I feel sure that W7 will work it ok. I only just thought of another thing. Completely turning off your A/V? Or telling it the installer was completely trustworthy? I know this has not been a good start to your experiences, but persevere. cheers, Aus
  11. Ausman

    Unitronics Logo

    @Cara Bereck Levy OK Cara, time's up. You have to tell us what it means. Really truly from the company's founders. cheers, Aus
  12. I've made some time to have a little play with this. I set up an indirect day adjustment, and the associated MI adjusts to the correct amount to match what has been chosen by stepping through the screen using up/down and then +/-. However, upon pressing enter the display resets to SUN, but the MI remains correct at the chosen day. So it would appear that this is not true in some ways. I've never used this facility and perhaps it is the way it is meant to work, in that you use the MI somewhere else, and the "SUN" is only the "default start point" for doing the action on the screen. I've got to give up now for some zzzzz. Maybe in another few days I'll have a further peek. cheers, Aus
  13. Ausman

    UniLogic vs VisiLogic programming

    Some of us are in totally different parts of the world, so it is in some ways a 24/7 forum. But it also relates to how much work we have on, and how much time we can spare! cheers, Aus
  14. Edited for clarity many minutes after posting. I don't fully understand the significance of your screenshot, except to say that the V130 window is what comes up when you try to use Remote Access, or actually get online with a physical unit and choose to display the HMI during that. But in the screenshot there are no power lines showing that you are online ok. What is the highlighted folder selection meant to represent? cheers, Aus
  15. Ausman

    Setup vs commissioning - a matter of language?

    I agree with all comments so far. They are different. In relation to Kratmel's observations, here's a sort of example. I often use AliExpress and they always have funny/curious/way off English translations in reviews. But this one, whilst looking for a new set of wire terminal crimpers, took the cake! "Perfect, I will ask for another for grimparme the testicles". Huh? Ouch! Anyway, Cara, these days you probably need to run that past a lawyer who will change one word to 500 in the hope that someone won't take you to the cleaners due to misinterpreting something. Like the need for instructions on a packet of toothpicks. 🤨 cheers, Aus