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120 to 130 hardware change puzzle

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(SOLVED, see my next post)

Hi all, I have long put up with this, but wondering why it is not possible to change hardware on a project done on a V120 to a V130.  I know they are different beasts, but they are not that different.  And to quote the box that comes up telling me I can't do it: "The Hardware Configuration of a project cannot be switched between PLC models comprising color LCDs and models comprising monochrome LCDs or Samba models".

Well....unless my tired old eyes have finally gone colour-blind and also a bit loopy, 130s are a monochrome screen and are the same size, 128 x 64.  So why does Visi crack the poops on this?  Sometimes it would make my life so much easier!  Perhaps there is a way around this I haven't considered?  I feel sure it is also other hardware related, but it is frustrating given that the message is only relating to the screen.

Just for fun, I used one of Joe's mods for someone to show the point in the attached pic.

cheers, Aus

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I lose track of all the different models, but is one regular Vision and the other Enhanced Vision? That may be the actual reason rather than the one stated in the error message.

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Sooooo, following Flex's pointer, I started  hunting around Help. 

And....drum roll....I've discovered the answer!  Me, the greatest sayer of "use the help files", now finds the reference to doing just what I want.

It is simply under Project and is an area described as "Convert projects".  In my case there is a Convert project to V130-33!!  Duhh!  I am such a dumbo! There is also a convert project to colour.

This is a classic case of having used Visilogic for so long and completely missing a really useful bit.  I get really annoyed with myself when I discover something that's been there all along but I haven't really noticed.  It is almost as if the brain simply glides over the words and doesn't see them!

You can all kick me now!   🤣

cheers, Aus

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