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  • INTERACT Getting Started Guide

    Parker EMN Phone: 707-584-7558 5500 Business Park Drive Rohnert Park, CA 94928 Technical Support: 707-584-7558

    A3-04867-105

  • Copyright and Trademark Notice Copyright © 2010 by Parker EMN. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, in any form or by any means, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written consent of Parker EMN.

    While every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this manual, Parker EMN and the author assume no responsibility for errors or omissions. Neither is any liability assumed for damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein. All product and company names are trademarks of their respective companies and licenses.

    Product Warranty Information Parker EMN provides top quality products through rigid testing and the highest quality control standards. However, should a problem occur with your hardware or with the software protection key, CTC’s standard product warranty covers these items for 24 months from the date of shipment from CTC. Exceptions appear below:

    • PowerStation backlight bulbs have a 90-day warranty.

    Parker EMN Phone: 707-584-7558 5500 Business Park Drive Rohnert Park, CA 94928 Technical Support: 707-584-7558

    A3-04867-105

  • • Third-party products, such as bus cards, carry the manufacturer’s specified warranty.

    • For all displays, image retention (burn-in) is not covered by warranty.

    • Software revisions that occur within 60 days after purchase are available under warranty upon request. Please review the MachineShop License Agreement for additional software warranty information.

    Should you have any questions about your application or need technical assistance, please call Parker’s Product Technical Support department at 707-584-7558, 8:00am to 5:00pm, EST. You may call 1-800-C-Parker after hours for emergency assistance. See Customer Support Services on page 7 of this manual for more information about Parker’s support products and services.

  • Table of Contents

    Chapter 1 Manual Overview and Support Services ........................................ 1 Using This Manual 2

    MachineShop Documentation 3

    Related Documentation 5

    Documentation Standards 6

    Customer Support Services 7

    Chapter Summary 7

    Chapter 2 Introducing Interact.......................................................................... 8 Interact Basics 9

    Development System Requirements 11

    Runtime System Requirements 12

    Getting Help 12

    Basic Interact Components 13

    Module Descriptions 14

    Chapter Summary 15

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    Chapter 3

    Using Interact.................................................................................. 16 Starting Interact 17

    Running Interact from a Network Server 19

    Chapter Summary 20

    Chapter 4 Application Manager ...................................................................... 21 Overview of AM 22

    Important Concepts 23

    Overview of the Example Application 28

    Creating a Project 28

    Application Manager Interface 30

    Adding a Module 33

    Adding a Driver 34

    Configuring Interact Settings 35

    Configuring Application Settings 39

    Experiment! 41

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    Chapter 5 Panel Toolkit Module...................................................................... 42 Overview of PTM 43

    Overview of the Example Application 44

    Using the Demo Device Driver 44

    Running the Example Application 45

    Using PTM Tools 46

    Understanding User Levels 63

    Adding a Panel to the Example Application 67

    Testing the Example Application 73

    Experiment! 74

    Chapter 6 Graphics Monitoring Module ......................................................... 75 Overview of GMM 76

    Overview of the Example Application 78

    Running the Example Application 78

    Viewing the GMM Animation 80

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    Investigating the GMM Panel 81

    Adding a Panel to the Example Application 89

    Testing the Example Application 95

    Experiment! 96

    Chapter 7 Alarm Management Module........................................................... 97 Overview of AMM 98

    Important Concepts 99

    Overview of the Example Application 102

    Running the Example Application 102

    Triggering an Alarm 103

    Clearing Alarms 107

    Inhibiting a Group of Alarms 107

    Adding an Alarm to the Example Application 109

    Testing the Example Application 114

    Experiment! 114

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    Chapter 8 Data Transfer Module................................................................... 115 Overview of DTM 116

    Creating an Example Application 117

    Designing a PTM Panel 120

    Configuring DTM 124

    Testing the Example Application 126

    Experiment! 127

    Chapter 9 Historical Trending Module ......................................................... 129 Overview of HTM 129

    Important Concepts 129

    Overview of the Example Application 133

    Running the Example Application 133

    Modifying the Example Application 142

    Testing the Example Application 144

    Experiment! 147

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    Chapter 10 Recipe Control Module................................................................. 148 Overview of RCM 149

    Important Concepts 149

    Overview of the Example Application 152

    Running the Example Application 152

    Modifying the Example Application 156

    Testing the Example Application 159

    Experiment! 162

    Chapter 11 Machine Configuration Module ................................................... 163 Overview of MCM 164

    Overview of the Example Application 170

    Running the Example Application 170

    Modifying the Example Application 183

    Testing the Example Application 188

    Experiment! 189

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    Chapter 12 Report Module .............................................................................. 190 Overview of RPM 191

    Important Concepts 191

    Overview of the Example Application 196

    Running the Example Application 197

    Modifying the Example Application 205

    Testing the Example Application 208

    Experiment! 209

    Chapter 13 User Program Module .................................................................. 210 Overview of UPM 211

    Important Concepts 211

    Overview of the Example Application 213

    Exploring the UPM Example Application 214

    Modifying the Example Application 218

    Testing the Example Application 220

    Experiment! 222

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    Chapter 14 Interact Network Concepts .......................................................... 249 Overview of Interact Networking 224

    Sharing Data Between Interact Workstations 225

    Using Interact DDE Server 227

    Application Capabilities Using Modems 228

    Appendix A Frequently Asked Questions ................................ 230

    8 Interact Getting Started Guide

  • C h a p t e r 1

    Manual Overview and Support Serv ices

    Welcome to Interact. Interact is a family of modular software products that can be easily combined and configured to meet a full-range of display-based, operator interface applications.

    Chapter Contents

    Using This Manual 2

    MachineShop Documentation 3

    Related Documentation 5

    Documentation Standards 6

    Customer Support Services 7

    Chapter Summary 7

  • Using This Manual This manual is designed to help you get up and running with Interact. It describes Interact concepts and includes example applications detailing the features of most Interact modules.You should read and understand the concepts presented in this manual prior to operating Interact.

    You should read this manual from beginning to