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Loading a Combo Box Using a VBScript in WinCC Pro
Elizabeth Hill

Loading a Combo Box Using a VBScript in WinCC Pro

For a recent project, I created a combo box object that is set using a VBScript. The following blog details some advantages of using a VBScript and four steps to loading a combo box using a VBScript in WinCC Pro. Advantages of VBScript The main advantage of using a VBScript is that you can display a variety of data in the combo box. It allows you to access the combo box's properties and links those directly to PLC tags instead of having a static combo box that di...

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3 Tools for Debugging Scripts in Ignition
Elizabeth Hill

3 Tools for Debugging Scripts in Ignition

If you use Inductive Automation's Ignition server software designed for total system integration, you might encounter instances when your script doesn’t run correctly the first time. Here are a few tools to help you find the bug. Tool One - Gateway Script If you're running a gateway script, the first place you should navigate to is the Status Page of the gateway. Then, locate the Gateway Scripts page. There, you will be able to see a...

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Using Custom Properties on Templates in Ignition
Elizabeth Hill

Using Custom Properties on Templates in Ignition

Ignition is a modern HMI/SCADA based software platform from Inductive Automation that closes the gap between production and IT with unlimited, web-based monitoring and central control of an entire facility via a single central server. There are tons of features to use Ignition's independent modules for including Real-Time Status Control, Alarming, Reporting, Data Acquisition, Scripting, Scheduling, MES, and Mobile support. Sometimes, there are tweaks you might want to make th...

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DMC Explores California Wine Country
Elizabeth Hill

DMC Explores California Wine Country

In case you didn't know, we like to have fun here at DMC. That can range from rooftop happy hours to weekend getaways we call YOEs (yearly office events). Recently, a bunch of DMC employees from different offices were scattered across the West Coast, so we decided to meet up. We did something fun and new for everyone - visit Sonoma, CA! Travel In Tandem We met up on Friday, ready for a bright and early Saturday outing. Our first stop was Spoke Folk Cyclery to pick up our transp...

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4 Tips for Ignition Designer
Elizabeth Hill

4 Tips for Ignition Designer

Ignition is an expandable and scalable Java-based SCADA platform from Inductive Automation. As a developer, the two main components that you interact with are the Designer and the Gateway. The Designer is where you edit the lower level components, like screens, tags, and scripts. The Gateway is where all of the higher level configuration lives – OPC connections, database connections, user management, etc. Here are some basic tips and tricks that I have found useful when devel...

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