Job had a workstation for novar in the back with ess and isope on it but it died and the company hasnt made a decision to replace it.
Job has a computer in the office with Iscope on it but no ess.
We need to add a piece of equipment to the job and need to do some configuring in ess.
I look on the old external backup drive that used to be attached to the workstation and find the old NOVARCTL file. Looking around I find a version of ess and install this version on the office pc.
ess version is 18.104.22.1681, iscope on the office computer is 2.24.3 .
I only replaced ess on the office workstation because Iscope was working...and it is working with a couple of other programs to take the data logs and store them on a server.
Anyhow... I go to do a download and it ends up giving me an error message that no ep file.ovl can be found and that I should go to diagnostics and create the file.
I go to sys diagnostics and it shows a couple of files there but I cant do anything with them, cant create a new one....
I go into NOVARCTL folder and the files are there..... In folder DLF. This seems to be standard novar files that are installed with the software.
One thing I did fail to do is do a version download to the lingo. The ess programming in my backup I restored was last revised to ess 4.50
ess seems to be working fine, I can go into monitoring functions and monitor the equipment running with the exception of the load that I added.
I didnt think this would be much of an issue but now Im wondering if that could be my problem.
Anyone ever had any ep file problems and could you guide me toward a possible solution to my problem.
Will a version download cure my ep file problem ???
Is there somewhere where I can check ess file paths, maybe ess is not looking in the right place for some reason ???
This is a very difficult job to work on. Its production equipment and a download takes the plant down...and to do a restart on the computer requires I get someone with a password to restart the comp and adding software requires the company bringing an IT guy from 50 miles away with administrator privledges.
Its a pain in the rear to do anything there but I need to get this done and working this week.
Any help would be appreciated.