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    wsmith1126wsmith1126
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      I have a project coming up and have a question or two on how to go about it. I have experience with writing PLC programs and a little experience with HMIs. My task is to use an HMI from one plant as a base file and add file screens from an HMI from another plant into the base file. I am using FT view studio ME. How do I go about doing this task? A couple quick pointers would be great.

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      tdamontdamon
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        Look in the help for “Graphics Import/Export wizard”, and it will walk you through exporting to an XML file, and then importing into the other app.  You will have to fix any communication path differences and add navigation.

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        wsmith1126wsmith1126
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          Thank you.

           

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          DaveFransonDaveFranson
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            Another way to merge applications is to use the “Add Component Into Application” feature.

            To add a display from another application, you would right click on the Displays icon in ME explorer tree and select Add Component Into Application.  Then navigate to and select the display you want add from the other application.  Typically : C:\Users\Public\Documents\RSView Enterprise\ME\HMI projects\The contributing app\Gfx\Display you want.gfx. 

            You can do this for any component.  e.g. Images, Macros, etc.

            Note that if the path to the PLC has changed, you’ll have to change it manually in each object.  If there are many objects that need the path changed, it would be quicker to export the display to an XML file and use a text editor’s “search and replace” to fix them all in one fell swoop.

             

             

             

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            wsmith1126wsmith1126
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              So, I did as you suggested, the file screens migrated fine. The issue I am having is that some of these screen files already exist in the base file, and when they imported they were ignored but caused errors. Does not tell me what the errors are. Any ideas?

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