Tech Notes

Tech Note 99: How to Get Started with the Wonderware Remote Response Objects

The Wonderware Remote Response Object is an email and text message notification solution for Wonderware Application Server 3.0 or higher. The Remote Response Object is a set of fully functional ArchestrA Objects that integrate with a System Platform Environment, and can be customized by the user to deliver alarm notification via e-mail or text message to cell phones via SMS (Simple Messaging System). Remote users can view alarm information, acknowledge alarms, and enter comments all from a remote device.


Tech Note 93: Brief Overview of New ArchestrA Graphic Features in Wonderware InTouch 10.1

Many users of InTouch managed or published applications have been utilizing the new ArchestrA graphics introduced with the release of Wonderware Application Server 3.0 and Wonderware InTouch 10.0. Recently Wonderware released new versions of each product as Wonderware Application Server 3.1 and Wonderware InTouch 10.1. As well as resolving a number of known issues (for more information please refer to the IAS 3.1 and InTouch 10.1 ReadMe documents) they also introduced some new features in regards to working with ArchestrA graphics.

This document is to help users understand and take advantage of the new features in order to get the...

Tech Note 88: How to Modify Default Actions for ArchestrA Graphics

It may become useful to use an ArchestrA graphic for a purpose other than the original design. For example, say you like the look of the ArchestrA graphic titled "ButtonGlossyDotMomentaryOrange", but you want to use it for both a direct type action and then use the same graphic for a toggle type action. This document will relay a general procedure to accomplish this by using the preceding example.


Tech Note 87: How to use the ArchestrA Bulk Import utility to import Wonderware InTouch Tags

With the release of the ArchestrA Bulk Import Utility, it is possible to directly convert Wonderware InTouch tagnames into the ArchestrA IDE (Integrated Development Environment) as application objects. This tech note details the basic procedure required to perform this task with a select set of Wonderware InTouch tags under a single alarm group. Specifically, this example involves importing discrete and analog tags used to represent pumps and PID (Proportional Integral Derivative) control loops.

Please note that the procedure for larger applications or 3rd party HMIs may be more involved. For further details on using the ArchestrA Bulk Import utility please...

Tech Note 85: Configuring Automatic I/O Referencing Scripts in Wonderware Application Server 3.0

Wonderware Application Server 3.0 provides the ability to automatically assign object attribute I/O references via its scripting engine. The main benefit of using this feature is that a large quantity of PLC I/O references can be automatically configured during Runtime based upon the object instance name that has been assigned when creating instances. Effectively, by entering one name to represent the object in the process (e.g. name of pump, valve, transmitter, etc.), multiple I/O references can be automatically set to support communication to the object. This tech note provides the steps how to configure automatic I/O referencing script in Wonderware...

Tech Note 80: How to use the $PingNode Object Template in Wonderware Application Server

This tech note describes how to use a custom $PingNode object template created for Wonderware Application Server. Object based on that template provides ping status for a given machine (node).

The $PingNode object template includes the Ping script that can be customized to provide additional features. By default the enabled object will ping the configured node every 10 seconds and report general status and reply time. It also can be configured to alarm if a ping timeout is incurred.

This type of information should be useful for monitoring system health of network hardware and other machines that are not part...

Tech Note 76: Configuring the DDESuitelink Client Object in the ArchestrA IDE

This tech note details the procedure used to configure DDE (Data Dynamic Exchange) and Wonderware Suitelink client connections using Wonderware Application Server and the ArchestrA IDE (Integrated Development Environment). The DDESuiteLinkClient object available in Archestra IDE provides a client connection to DDE or Suitelink servers so that data can be read and written to external data sources such as a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller).

This tech note consists of three parts:

  • Part 1 - details the process of configuring and deploying a new instance of the $DDESuiteLinkClient template for communication with a data source
  • Part 2 - details testing of the...