Implementing ControlLogix PIDE Simulator

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    whiskyjimwhiskyjim
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      Nothing is ever as easy as it should be…

      I am following along with the PIDE video series.

      I was able to get the emulator set up and open the ACD file. (Had to change the firmware version to 30.01.)

      I opened the PID_SimPanel project in FactoryTalk View Studio but when I attempted to place the Emulator in slot 0 (about 6 minutes into the video), I get the attached error.

      Any suggestions?

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      #2902
      PLCGurutfgmedia_admin
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        Hi Jim.

        First, thank you for supporting this project, and yes…sometimes videos make things look easier then they actually are (the power of post-processing!). Let’s work together to get this resolved for you.

        First, it is expected that you will be updating the controller revision and FTV project file to a later version. These were developed intentionally in the earlier versions for maximum portability.

        Next, by default the emulator software is likely going to place your controller in slot 2 not slot 0 as I’ve done in the video. You will need to move the RSLinx module as shown into a different slot (I used slot 8) and then assign the controller to Slot 0.

        Can you confirm that these steps are complete and then we’ll move on from there.

        Fred

        #2903
        whiskyjimwhiskyjim
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          Managed to fix the problem.  The design indicated there was an emulator was in slot 2 and slot 0.

          I had to use the FT View Studio RSLinx Enterprise Communication Setup to remove the emulator from slot 0 then move the emulator in slot 2 to slot 0.

          #2904
          PLCGurutfgmedia_admin
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            Looks like you beat me to the punch! Great stuff, let’s keep this thread alive in case there are other question that come up along the way.

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