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  • InduSoft Web Studio Getting Started Guide

    www.InduSoft.com 877-INDUSOFT

  • InduSoft Web Studio

  • InduSoft Web Studio Getting Started Guide

    www.InduSoft.com 877-INDUSOFT

  • Getting Started Guide Copyright

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    Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and other countries.

    Other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

    Copyright 2003 InduSoft, Ltd. All rights reserved worldwide. This document shall not be reproduced or copied in any manner without expressed written authorization from InduSoft.

    The information contained within this document is subject to change without notice. InduSoft, Ltd. does not guarantee the accuracy of the information.

    PN: IND-GSG-WD002

  • InduSoft Web Studio Page iii

    Contents

    Chapter 1. Welcome to InduSoft Web Studio......................................................................1 Overview .............................................................................................................................1 About InduSoft Web Studio.................................................................................................2

    Main Features ..............................................................................................................3 System Requirements..................................................................................................5

    Chapter 2. About this Publication........................................................................................7 Text Conventions ................................................................................................................7 Mouse and Selection Conventions......................................................................................8 Windows Conventions.........................................................................................................8 Related Publications .........................................................................................................10

    Chapter 3. Installing the Software......................................................................................11 Installing InduSoft Web Studio ..........................................................................................11 Starting InduSoft Web Studio............................................................................................13 Installing CEView Software ...............................................................................................13 Uninstalling InduSoft Web Studio......................................................................................16

    Chapter 4. Working with the IWS Interface .......................................................................19 Overview ...........................................................................................................................19 Using the Title Bar.............................................................................................................21 Reading the Status Bar .....................................................................................................21 Using the Menu Bar ..........................................................................................................22 Using the Toolbars ............................................................................................................24 Using the Workspace ........................................................................................................26

    Chapter 5. Working with Tags............................................................................................29 Naming Tags and Tag Fields ............................................................................................29

    Tag Syntax.................................................................................................................29 Tag Field Syntax ........................................................................................................30

    Working with Tag Folders .................................................................................................32 Understanding the Tag Types...........................................................................................34 Using Array Tags ..............................................................................................................34 Using Indirect Tags ...........................................................................................................35

    Chapter 6. Creating an IWS Application............................................................................37 Creating a New Application...............................................................................................37 Specifying Project Settings ...............................................................................................39 Creating Tags....................................................................................................................40 Creating the Start-up Screen (main.scr) ........................................................................41

  • Getting Started Guide Contents

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    Creating the Synoptic Screen (synoptic.scr)...............................................................45 Creating a Screen Title ..............................................................................................45 Creating Date / Time Text Objects .............................................................................46 Creating an Exit Icon..................................................................................................47 Testing the Application...............................................................................................48 Creating a Tank Object ..............................................................................................49 Creating a Level Slider Object ...................................................................................52 Selecting a Tank ........................................................................................................54 Testing the Application...............................................................................................55

    Configuring the I/O Communication Driver........................................................................56 Chapter 7. Running the Web-Based Application ..............................................................63

    Chapter 8. Running Applications from a Remote Station................................................67

  • InduSoft Web Studio Page 1

    Chapter 1. Welcome to InduSoft Web Studio

    InduSoft Web Studio (or IWS) is a powerful, integrated tool that exploits key features of Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP and Windows CE, and enables you to build full-featured SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) or HMI (Human-Machine Interface) applications for your Industrial Automation business.

    Overview This InduSoft Web Studio Getting Started Guide is intended for individuals using InduSoft Web Studio for the first time. This publication will help you quickly familiarize yourself with the basic functions of InduSoft Web Studio.

    # Note: InduSoft assumes you are familiar with the Windows NT/2000/XP operating system. However, if you need assistance as you work, we suggest using the Help feature on the Windows desktop Start menu.

    This Getting Started guide is divided into the following chapters: This chapter provides a brief overview of the InduSoft Web Studio

    product, including its main features and system requirements. Chapter 2, About this Publication: Provides information about this publication;

    such as conventions used and related publications. Chapter 3, Installing the Software: Explains how to install InduSoft Web Studio

    and CEView on your system. Chapter 4, Working with the IWS Interface: Describes all the elements of the IWS

    development environment; including menubars, toolbars, dialogs, buttons, menus, and so forth.

    Chapter 5, Working with Tags: Describes the procedures for creating and editing tags for the tags database; including a description of the proper syntax, and tag types.

    Chapter 6, Creating an IWS Application: Explains how to create and edit applications, objects, screens, and drivers. Also explains the procedure for testing your applications.

    Chapter 7, Running the Web-Based Application: Explains how to start and run your Web-based applications.

    Chapter 8, Running Applications from a Remote Station: Explains how to run and manage applications remotely.

  • Getting Started Guide Welcome to InduSoft Web Studio

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    About InduSoft Web Studio InduSoft Web Studio applications consist of animated operator-interface screens, communication drivers (for PLCs and I/O protocols such as Modbus, DFS, Profibus, and so forth), tags database, and additional modules such as alarm monitors, logic, trend charts, recipes, schedulers, and security system.

    IWS applications interface with industrial I/O systems and other Windows applications in the run-time environment using ODBC, DDE, NetDDE, OPC, or TCP/IP protocols. You can also operate the application through a standard Web browser (Internet Explorer or Netscape).

    The product consists of two parts:

    The development system software, which runs on a desktop, laptop, or industrial PC running Windows NT/2000/XP.

    The run-time system software, which runs on any operator interface workstation running