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Metasys SCT: System Configuration Tool Help

Brand
Metasys
Product name
System Configuration Tool
Document type
User Guide
Document number
LIT-12011964
Version
13.2
Revision date
2020-01-21
Language
English

Use the Download Applications feature of Trunk Utilities as an enhanced download workflow to: (a) control when transferred files are activated in a field device, and (b) modify the runtime logic of applications activated in a device. Once you enable this feature, you can access the Application Options parameter sheet to view the status of an application and modify it accordingly.

Selecting the After Transfer and Enable Logic Options

If you select the After Transfer and Enable Logic options in Trunk Utilities, the application is transferred to the device and activated immediately. The runtime logic is enabled and executes immediately.

To immediately activate an application in a device with runtime logic enabled, complete the following steps:

  1. On the Tools menu, select Trunk Utilities. The Trunk Utilities wizard appears.
  2. Select Download Applications.
  3. Specify a Connection Type.
  4. In the When to Activate section, select After transfer.
  5. In the When activated section, select Enable Logic. Click Next.
  6. Select the Integrations for the field devices. Click Next.
  7. Enter the connection parameters specific to your connection type. Click Next. For an overview of connection types and parameters, see Downloading a CAF to Devices Through Trunk Utilities.
  8. Validate the information in the Trunk Utilities Summary window and click Finish.

After the Trunk Utilities download completes, you can view the status of an application by selecting the appropriate integration or device.

To view the status of an application in an integration, complete the following steps:

  1. In the All Items tree, select the parent engine for the MS/TP or IP trunk that you want to edit.
  2. Select the Parameter Sheet tab in the focus window for the trunk.
  3. In the Select Parameter Sheet window, select the Application Options view and switch the parameter sheet mode to Online.
  4. Specify a connection type and, if prompted, enter a username and password. Click Test Login to test the login credentials, or click Open to open the Application Options parameter sheet for the integration.

To view the status of an application in a device, do the following:

  1. In the All Items tree, double-click the field device that you want to view. To view multiple field devices, hold down shift while clicking each field device.
  2. Click View > Parameter Sheet Viewer.
  3. In the Parameter Sheet window, select the Application Options view and switch the parameter sheet mode to Online.
  4. 4. Specify a connection type and, if prompted, enter a username and password. Click Test Login to test the login credentials, or click Open to open the Application Options parameter sheet for the integration
Figure 1. After Transfer and Enable Logic Options - Parameter Sheet View

Note: If you selected the After transfer and Enable Logic options in Trunk Utilities, the parameter sheet column Logic Enable (Enabled) column shows the status True and the Status (Pending Files) column displays a series of dashes (---).

Selecting the After Transfer and Disable Logic Options

If you select the After transfer and Disable Logic options in Trunk Utilities, the application is transferred to the device and immediately activated. The runtime logic is disabled immediately.

As a best practice, use this option during equipment commissioning. With runtime logic disabled, you can edit and download an application repeatedly to complete hardware-level testing.

To activate an application in a device with runtime logic disabled, complete the following steps:

  1. On the Tools menu, select Trunk Utilities. The Trunk Utilities wizard appears.
  2. Select Download Applications.
  3. Specify a Connection Type.
  4. In the When to Activate section, select After transfer.
  5. In the When activated section, select Disable Logic. Click Next.
    Note: Use of the Disable Logic option depends on the controller product. Refer to your product documentation for more information. This feature is only available at Tools Release 13.0, and Firmware 8.0 and later. If the option is selected for an incompatible controller, the download will fail for that controller.
  6. Select the Integrations for the field devices. Click Next.
  7. Enter the connection parameters specific to your connection type and click Next.
  8. Validate the information in the Trunk Utilities Summary window and click Finish.

After the Trunk Utilities download completes, you can view the status of an application by selecting the appropriate integration or device.

To view the status of an application in an integration, complete the following steps:

  1. In the All Items tree, select the parent engine for the MS/TP or IP trunk that you want to edit.
  2. Select the Parameter Sheet tab in the focus window for the trunk.
  3. In the Parameter Sheet window, select the Application Options view and switch the parameter sheet mode to Online.
  4. Specify a connection type and, if prompted, enter a username and password. Click Test Login to test the login credentials, or click Open to open the Application Options parameter sheet for the integration.

To view the status of an application in a device, do the following:

  1. In the All Items tree, double-click the field device that you want to view. To select multiple field devices, hold down shift while clicking each field device.
  2. Click View > Parameter Sheet Viewer.
  3. In the Parameter Sheet Window, select the Application Options view and switch the parameter sheet mode to Online.
  4. Specify a connection type and, if prompted, enter a username and password. Click Test Login to test the login credentials, or click Open to open the Application Options parameter sheet for the integration
Figure 2. After Transfer and Disable Logic Options - Parameter Sheet View
Note:
  • If you selected the After transfer and Disable Logic in Trunk Utilities, the Application Options parameter sheet column Logic Enable (Enabled) shows the status False and the Status (Pending Files) column displays a series of dashes (---).
  • The Logic Enable (Enabled) column will display a series of dashes (---) if the controller is not supported. The disable logic feature is only supported for firmware at 8.0 or later.

Complete the following steps to enable the runtime logic of an application:

  1. In the Application Options view, select the desired devices, right-, then click Access Trunk Utilities to open the Trunk Utilities wizard. The Commands radio button is automatically selected.
  2. In the Commands section, select Enable Logic.
  3. Specify the Connection Type and click Next.
  4. Verify that the correct devices are selected and click Next.
  5. Enter the connection parameters specific to your connection type and click Next. For an overview of connection types and parameters, see Downloading a CAF to Devices Through Trunk Utilities.
  6. Validate the information in the Trunk Utilities Summary window and click Finish.

Selecting the Wait for Manual Activation and Enable Logic Options

If you select the Wait for manual activation and Enable Logic options in Trunk Utilities, the application is transferred to the device but not activated. The runtime logic is enabled on the device after you activate the application.

As a best practice, use this option when you download a large number of application files. If you enable this feature, you can stage applications to devices without reducing the efficiency of other activities. You can then use the Applications Options parameter sheet later to validate and manually activate files.

To stage an application to a device with logic enabled, complete the following steps:

  1. On the Tools menu, select Trunk Utilities. The Trunk Utilities wizard appears.
  2. Select Download Applications.
  3. Specify a Connection Type.
  4. In the When to Activate section, select Wait for manual activation.
  5. In the When activated section, select Enable Logic. Click Next.
  6. Select the Integrations for the field device(s) and click Next.
  7. Enter the connection parameters specific to your connection type and click Next. For an overview of connection types and parameters, see Downloading a CAF to Devices Through Trunk Utilities .
  8. Validate the information in the Trunk Utilities Summary window and click Finish.

After the Trunk Utilities download completes, you can view the status of an application by selecting the appropriate integration or device.

To view the status of an application in an integration, complete the following steps:

  1. In the All Items tree, select the parent engine for the MS/TP or IP trunk that you want to edit.
  2. Select the Parameter Sheet tab in the focus window for the trunk.
  3. In the Parameter Sheet window, select the Application Options view and switch the parameter sheet mode to Online.
  4. Specify a connection type and, if prompted, enter a username and password. Click Test Login to test the login credentials, or click Open to open the Application Options parameter sheet for the integration

To view the status of an application in a device, do the following:

  1. In the All Items tree, double-click the field device that you want to view. To select multiple field devices, hold down shift while clicking each field device.
  2. Click View > Parameter Sheet Viewer.
  3. In the Parameter Sheet Window, select the Application Options view and switch the parameter sheet mode to Online.
  4. Specify a connection type and, if prompted, enter a username and password. Click Test Login to test the login credentials, or click Open to open the Application Options parameter sheet for the integration

Figure 3. Wait for Manual Activation and Enable Logic Options - Parameter Sheet View
Note: If you selected the Wait for manual activation and Enable Logic options in Trunk Utilities, the Application Options parameter sheet column Logic Enable (Enabled) shows the status True and the Status (Pending Files) column shows the status Files are Staged.

To disable the runtime logic of an application prior to activating it, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Application Options view, select the desired devices, right-click, then click Access Trunk Utilities to open the Trunk Utilities wizard. The Commands radio button is automatically selected.
  2. In the Commands section, select Disable Logic.
    Note: Use of the Disable Logic option depends on the controller product. Refer to your product documentation for more information. This feature is only available at Tools Release 13.0, and Firmware 8.0 and later. If the option is selected for an incompatible controller, the download will fail for that controller.
  3. Specify the Connection Type and click Next.
  4. Verify that the correct devices are selected and click Next.
  5. Enter the connection parameters specific to your connection type and click Next. For an overview of connection types and parameters, see Downloading a CAF to Devices Through Trunk Utilities.
  6. Validate the information in the Trunk Utilities Summary window and click Finish.

Complete the following steps to activate an application in a device:

  1. In the Application Options view, select the desired devices, right-click, then click Access Trunk Utilities to open the Trunk Utilities wizard. The Commands radio button is automatically selected.
  2. In the Commands section, select Activate pending files.
  3. Specify the Connection Type and click Next.
  4. Verify that the correct devices are selected and click Next.
  5. Enter the connection parameters specific to your connection type and click Next. For an overview of connection types and parameters, see Downloading a CAF to Devices Through Trunk Utilities .
  6. Validate the information in the Trunk Utilities Summary window and click Finish.

Selecting the Wait for Manual Activation and Logic Disabled Options

If you select the Wait for manual activation and Disable Logic options in Trunk Utilities, the application is transferred to the device but not activated. The runtime logic is disabled on the device after you active the application.

As a best practice, use this option when you require all equipment to stop before you activate a new application.

To stage an application to a device with logic disabled, complete the following steps:

  1. On the Tools menu, select Trunk Utilities. The Trunk Utilities wizard appears.
  2. Select Download Applications.
  3. Specify a Connection Type.
  4. In the When to Activate section, select Wait for manual activation.
  5. In the When activated section, select Disable Logic. Click Next.
    Note: Use of the Disable Logic option depends on the controller product. Refer to your product documentation for more information. This feature is only available at Tools Release 13.0, and Firmware 8.0 and later. If the option is selected for an incompatible controller, the download will fail for that controller.
  6. Select the Integrations for the field device(s) and click Next.
  7. Enter the connection parameters specific to your connection type and click Next.
  8. Validate the information in the Trunk Utilities Summary window and click Finish.

After the Trunk Utilities download completes, you can view the download status of an integration or device.

To view the status of an application in an integration, complete the following steps:

  1. In the All Items tree, select the parent engine for the MS/TP or IP trunk that you want to edit.
  2. Select the Parameter Sheet tab in the focus window for the trunk.
  3. In the Parameter Sheet window, select the Application Options view and switch the parameter sheet mode to Online.
  4. Specify a connection type and, if prompted, enter a username and password. Click Test Login to test the login credentials, or click Open to open the Application Options parameter sheet for the integration

To view the status of an application in a device, do the following:

  1. In the All Items tree, double-click the field device that you want to view. To select multiple field devices, hold down shift while clicking each field device.
  2. Click View > Parameter Sheet Viewer.
  3. In the Parameter Sheet Window, select the Application Options view and switch the parameter sheet mode to Online .
  4. Specify a connection type and, if prompted, enter a username and password. Click Test Login to test the login credentials, or click Open to open the Application Options parameter sheet for the integration
Figure 4. Wait for Manual Activation and Disable Logic Feature - Parameter Sheet View
Note:
  • If you selected the Wait for manual activation and Disable Logic options in Trunk Utilities, the Application Options parameter sheet column Logic Enable (Enabled) shows the status False and the Status (Pending Files) column shows the status Files are Staged.
  • The Logic Enable (Enabled) column will display a series of dashes (---) if the controller is not supported. The disable logic feature is only supported for firmware at 8.0 or later.

If you wish to enable the runtime logic of an application prior to activating it, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Application Options view, select the desired devices, right-click, then click Access Trunk Utilities to open the Trunk Utilities wizard. The Commands radio button is automatically selected.
  2. In the Commands section, select Enable Logic.
  3. Specify the Connection Type and click Next.
  4. Verify that the correct devices are selected and click Next.
  5. Enter the connection parameters specific to your connection type and click Next. For an overview of connection types and parameters, see Downloading a CAF to Devices Through Trunk Utilities.
  6. Validate the information in the Trunk Utilities Summary window and click Finish.

Complete the following steps to activate an application in a device:

  1. In the Application Options view, select the desired devices, right-click, then click Access Trunk Utilities to open the Trunk Utilities wizard. The Commands radio button is automatically selected.
  2. In the Commands section, select Activate pending files.
  3. Specify the Connection Type and click Next.
  4. Verify that the correct devices are selected and click Next.
  5. Enter the connection parameters specific to your connection type and click Next. For an overview of connection types and parameters, see Downloading a CAF to Devices Through Trunk Utilities .
  6. Validate the information in the Trunk Utilities Summary window and click Finish.