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- October 31, 2018 at 7:09 pm #3477Tim KloehnParticipantKarma: 24Rank: Padawan
I am planning on buying the cheapest version of Factory talk me for learning purposes with my studio 5000 mini license. Would there be any conflict because I have the lowest level of studio?November 1, 2018 at 5:23 am #3478Sean TerrellModeratorKarma: 187Rank: Jedi
What is it that you want to learn? I don’t know of any specific reason that FT won’t work with studio 5K. I am not sure of all the limitations of the mini license but my understanding is its something like a 90 day activation, its the full software just limited time?
What is your goal? what do you want to learn specifically? HMI development? Controller programming? Ladder? FDB? Structured Text? There are much better ways to learn this than wasting your money
-ScooterNovember 1, 2018 at 5:51 am #3480Tim KloehnParticipantKarma: 24Rank: Padawan
My goal is HMI programing. I bought my license of studio 5000 mini two years ago and I like it other than the price. I have CCW . Maybe I should go that route because it supports all programming languages on its platform and hmi capabilities.November 1, 2018 at 9:05 am #3484PLCGuruKeymaster
Hi Tim and welcome to the forums! I’ve moved this topic thread to the appropriate “sub”. In order to keep the threads nice, organized and easily searchable please take a look at where your topic will best fit.
To your question: I agree with Sean here, I don’t see any reason why the mini version won’t work with FTV ME. Though I have not personally used this version, I did look at the order sheet which I attached for you here. The other option is to confirm with your local Rockwell rep if you are a little worried before purchasing.
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.November 1, 2018 at 9:54 am #3489Sean TerrellModeratorKarma: 187Rank: Jedi
is there some reason that you want to do HMI dev in factory talk? I am just curious because I don’t find it to be that great of a platform. The fact that Rockwell is still selling machines that run WinCE as a backend should actually be somewhat troubling to network people CE was end of life this year.
Its not bad to develop in, its just not buckets of fun.
My suggestion if you want to do HMI 1) red lion crimson 3.0 and 3.1, supports C style programming language, ladder, FBD all in the HMI with an integrated web server to build web him pages and even an emulator that will communicate over ETH or Serial from your PC
Inductive Automation Ignition…. It is a super set of the tools and software you would want to have to build any MySql graphic system.
Download full software for free and run for 2 hours at a time. forever.
Download Visual studio and start learning C# and .Net. you can start with (FREE) Advanced HMI. and when you are thoroughly frustrated… just start learning code C# is not that hard. This is the future. Learning Factory Talk won’t get you very far in 5 years… Knowing how to do drawing and painting with C#….. that will.
Also… Check out VT Scada and Factory Studio BOTH FREE to develop and run for short periods
The day of big software closed sources and proprietary protocols is very quickly coming to a close.
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