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    Have you asked for a quote to have a technician...

    Have you asked for a quote to have a technician come out and look at the system? The microtech controllers are getting on in years and the last time that I had to deal with one they had to replace an...
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    If it is that urgent call Siemens.

    If it is that urgent call Siemens.
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    I am not sure what you mean by connection points....

    I am not sure what you mean by connection points. You can 52 physical IO points. Are you talking about virtual points in the controller?
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    From the data sheet: *) Note “Data points”...

    From the data sheet:
    *) Note “Data points” include physical inputs / outputs via TX-I/O as well as TX OPEN points.
    **) Note Max. number of IO via TX-IO and TX-OPEN: 200; Max. number of IO via...
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    Or I could put it here: 706521

    Or I could put it here: 706521
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    You would need to have knowledge of how AutoCAD...

    You would need to have knowledge of how AutoCAD works. If you remove all of the layers except the walls you would get a clean smooth outline of the building. The hurdle is getting to that point....
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    I have seen the XT9100 fail. It was usually...

    I have seen the XT9100 fail. It was usually intermittent com problems followed by a full failure.
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    I have seen this issue with a contactor. I would...

    I have seen this issue with a contactor. I would check to see if there is something pulling in too much power. The issue that I saw was the contactor had some carbon build up and when it pulled in it...
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    I am including the pdf for SCUs, but the DPV uses...

    I am including the pdf for SCUs, but the DPV uses 0-15 VDC output to get the full range. We usually just replace them with 0-10 VDC EPTs as most controllers cannot output more than 10 VDC.

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    What type of image? I personally use Autodesk...

    What type of image? I personally use Autodesk TrueView to save the file down to a AutoCAD 98 file format so that it will import into Visio. From there I can make whatever file type that I want. There...
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    Contact the Siemens Salesperson that sold you...

    Contact the Siemens Salesperson that sold you Datamate. That software needs to be provided by the local branch. 2.8.10 should be a free upgrade.
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    PM had a previously opened case for trying to get...

    PM had a previously opened case for trying to get the password and I was able to use that to get the register tables. Wish they would just put them online.
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    McQuay OPM Register Tables

    I am looking for the Applied Rooftop OPM tables from McQuay. It seems as my Google-fu has failed and Daikin's website only has 2 chiller maps on it. I am trying to integrate an old (circa 1998) OPM...
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    TECs are Terminal Equipment Controllers, it's...

    TECs are Terminal Equipment Controllers, it's what Siemens calls their ASC controllers. You should be able to see trends unless someone restricted your access to the Report Builder. Insight has per...
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    This also depends on which version of Insight was...

    This also depends on which version of Insight was installed. There is a basic version and an Advanced version. The Basic version does not have access to the PPCL editor. This might be why you were...
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    I am assuming this is a new install. I cannot...

    I am assuming this is a new install. I cannot find anything on that version, but I was told that only 3.2 supported 64 bit as that was about the time they started switching company laptops over to...
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    697381
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    Yes, there was a 3.2.4, release but the 3.2.5 was...

    Yes, there was a 3.2.4, release but the 3.2.5 was the last version of the 3.2.x series. There would be no point in going to 3.2.4 as any fixes are in 3.2.5. I'll upload those release notes once I...
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    Well the newest release that I have is for 3.4...

    Well the newest release that I have is for 3.4 which would cost you money to implement. The last 3.2.x patch was 3.2.5 which would be a free install I included both files.

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    PPCL is Siemens proprietary coding language for...

    PPCL is Siemens proprietary coding language for its controllers. It isn't really a compiled language more of a syntax language. As far as I know the only way to build and test programs is either to...
  21. Yes, I see that. I think that you have something...

    Yes, I see that. I think that you have something else going on. I saw the other post about the license for Metasys disappearing. That shouldn't effect the operation of Metasys as it will operate...
  22. Start with the obvious things. Can the server...

    Start with the obvious things. Can the server ping the NAE? Can you bring up the Metasys UI from the ADX/ADS computer. If so you might have to delete the NAE from the tree and let it re-add it self....
  23. This thread was referencing an issue with the...

    This thread was referencing an issue with the NAEs where if you put the IP address for the ADX in the Site Repository field the NAE would not send trend data to the ADX. The fix was to leave the...
  24. Thread: Siemens Loop

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    I don't know if the Rev 6 version is the latest,...

    I don't know if the Rev 6 version is the latest, it is dated 2006 so probably not, but it was the version that was given to me during an Advanced PPCL class. There is no mention of different types of...
  25. Thread: Siemens Loop

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    Which version are you looking at? There is no...

    Which version are you looking at? There is no mention of a difference in the manual I have.
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    If you are using Insight there should be a user's...

    If you are using Insight there should be a user's guide that should help with basics. Most branches can get you into training to go over the basics.
  27. http://cgproducts.johnsoncontrols.com Have at...

    http://cgproducts.johnsoncontrols.com

    Have at it.
  28. Px Backgrounds not working on Customer Machine

    I recently did a job where I used 2 png backgrounds as base templates for graphics. One was a floor plan the other a basic template. The problem is that with my laptop using firefox I can see the...
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    Yes it will count every physical point in the...

    Yes it will count every physical point in the controller. I am not sure why they went with 3 points for TECs, but they did. If it is 3rd party it will count each physical point. I am not sure what it...
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    PX Relativizing ORDs

    I am currently working on a project using a CSI System 600 Driver attached to an old (circa 1998) MBC. Back then I guess you had to make every TEC point a point on the MBC. Is there a way to...
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    As someone who has worked on and installed Desigo...

    As someone who has worked on and installed Desigo on several large sites it can handle larger sites. The issue is the point count. Desigo counts every physical point (AO,AI,BO,BI) as a point and...
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    There are some settings you can change on the...

    There are some settings you can change on the NAEs to reduce the online/offline problems. If you are having MS/TP or SAB devices bounce on and offline then you should check them out and see what is...
  33. Triacs, they can't handle has much power as...

    Triacs, they can't handle has much power as direct DOs. JCI uses them in most of their equipment. Larger controllers have jumpers that can be changed to be internally or externally sourced.
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    I am assuming that Insight is working on this...

    I am assuming that Insight is working on this same VM?
  35. I tend to spec the Sola HDs whenever the job can...

    I tend to spec the Sola HDs whenever the job can handle it. More expensive but better quality.
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    A Z8 failure indicates an issue with...

    A Z8 failure indicates an issue with communication to a device on the FLN. If the devices are constantly going into alarm then there is something going on with them. They could be going bad or the...
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    It sounds like you didn't setup DCOM right. What...

    It sounds like you didn't setup DCOM right. What version of OS are you using?
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    Like with many companies this depends on your...

    Like with many companies this depends on your location, management and work load. From my experience before the local branch became slow SDs were just the same as any other tech. Just slightly higher...
  39. I have a customer/former JCI customer that still...

    I have a customer/former JCI customer that still has an M5 workstation running Windows 98. The last time it died the IT department had to go onto Ebay to find an IDE hard drive. Never underestimate...
  40. Is there not an ADX/ADS of some kind running the...

    Is there not an ADX/ADS of some kind running the site? It is possible that the logs are starting to get full but the NAE will limit the size and start to roll the data usually if there is no ADS to...
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    BACnet controllers can be used independently....

    BACnet controllers can be used independently. They have a function to autosave and autorestore their databases. At this point there is no difference in the Talon and Siemens product line with the...
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    You can't override an Input. Change the link to...

    You can't override an Input. Change the link to an ACO and change that. Change it back when you download it back to the DX.
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    Insight will not be of any help here. If you need...

    Insight will not be of any help here. If you need to load a driver file onto a PXC you need Comm Tools, which unless you are a Siemens employee you cannot get. The application builder and firmware...
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    I don't believe that JCI supported Windows 8.1...

    I don't believe that JCI supported Windows 8.1 with version 5.2. Have you tried running Visio as an administrator?
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    I have found some stuff on Youtube. It looks like...

    I have found some stuff on Youtube. It looks like someone used to make videos. If you search for FIN Builder it will bring up a couple of tutorial type. Not very in depth training as they just seem...
  46. Thread: Siemens Loop

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    Hmm, that looks like an old version of the PPCL...

    Hmm, that looks like an old version of the PPCL manual. I would just use 0 and 100 for lo and hi. Make the output of the LOOP a virtual or local variable and use a table statement to span the output...
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    What tables? The lo and hi are the min and max...

    What tables? The lo and hi are the min and max range of the PID loop output. Best practice is to make them 0 & 100 and use a table function to scale that output to whatever point that you are using...
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    The lo/hi is the range of the pid loop output...

    The lo/hi is the range of the pid loop output signal. If you put 0 for lo and 100 for hi then you have a 0-100% output. If you put 20 for lo and 100 for hi then you have a 20-100% output. You were...
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    It depends on how the point was setup. I would...

    It depends on how the point was setup. I would have used the slope intercept to make the 8-13 range the 0-100% input on the point. So that if the output is at 0 the pressure is at 8 and vice versa. I...
  50. https://www.downloads.siemens.com/download-center/...

    https://www.downloads.siemens.com/download-center/Download.aspx?pos=download&fct=getasset&id1=A6V10305001

    This is the BIBB for the PXC. I have never seen anything specifically for programming in...
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