Introduction

This chapter provides information about [Project Settings]. [Project Settings] contains four sub-screens, [Project Settings], [HMI IP], [Instalment] and [Extend].

This chapter also introduces how to set parameters for project.

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General procedure

Use the editor [Project Settings] to configure the project parameters. Users will need at least the following component to configure the parameters.

  • One project

The procedure of [Project Settings] as below picture shows.

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5.1 Project Settings

5.1.1 HMI Model

[HMI model] provides the function of modifying the HMI model to help the user switch the project to suit different models.

Operating procedure

1) Open [Project Settings] windows;

2) Select HMI mode;

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3) Click [OK] button to save setting and exit windows;

Result

HMI project adapts to the corresponding model.

5.1.2 Initial Screen

Introduction

An HMI project could contain multiple screens, but only one of the screens could be displayed when the HMI is turned on. [Initial screen] provides the interface to user to set initialscreen.

Operating procedure

1) Open [Project Settings] windows;

2) Select initial screen in drop-list, use screen 2 as an example;

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3) Click [OK] button to save setting and exit windows;

Result

When HMI boot up, the initial screen is screen 2.

5.1.3 Operation Record

Introduction

This setting needs to be used in conjunction with [User Permission] function, which is valid only when [User Permission] function is turned on. The default setting is checked. The detailed information of [User Permission], please refer to software help document.

Result

When user permission function is enable, all the operations of every user will be recorded and the information will be displayed in object.

5.1.4 Byte Order

Introduction

Floating point is one of the commonly used data formats, and it is two-byte order mode. PIStudio provides the interface in [Project Settingss] for setting the byte order.The default mode is Little-endian. This function has no effect on the HSW addresses.

Operating procedure

1) Open [Project Settings] windows;

2) Select [Little-endian] or [Big-endian] mode;

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3) Click [OK] button to save setting and exit windows;

5.1.5 Switch Action

Introduction

Some users have detailed requirements for the operation of the project; the [Switch action] provides the action trigger settings.There are two modes for actions. [Take effect when click down] and [Take effect when click up]. The default is [take effect when click down].

Explanation

Take effect when click down: the operation will be executed when pressing button;

Take effect when click up: the operation will be executed when releasing button;

Operating procedure

1) Open [Project Settings] windows;

2) Select switch action mode;

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3) Click [OK] button to save setting and exit windows;

5.1.6 Backlight

Introduction

[Backlight] is for controlling LCD, after designated time of inactivity, HMI LCD will turn OFF automatically, but this setting will be invalid when alarm is ON. The default setting is never turning OFF LCD.

Operating procedure

1) Open [Project Settings] windows;

2) Select time duration;

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3) Click [OK] button to save setting and exit windows;

5.1.7 Data Record Storage

Introduction

This setting needs to be used in conjunction with [Data Record] function, which is valid only when [Data Record] function is effective. The default storage is [Flash];the data record files will be saved in Flash. The detailed information of [Data Record], please refer to software help document.

Operating procedure

1) Open [Project Settings] windows;

2) Select storage path;

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3) Click [OK] button to save setting and exit windows;

Result

All the data record files will be saved in setting storage

5.1.8 Designer Password

Introduction

[Designer Password] provides all the encryption functions of the HMI project, including upload and decompile operations. Also it affects the user permissions, installments and other functions.

[Designer Password]could well keep the project file from being cracked, also it is extremely important data, if the user set the password change, please do a good job of password backup, once lost it, the project will not be uploaded from the HMI to the computer, also nobody could decompile .wmt file without password.

Operating procedure

1) Open [Project Settings] windows;

2) Enter password;

3) Click [OK] button to save setting and exit windows;

5.1.9 Use Screen ID Address

Introduction

[Use Screen ID address] provides the function of controlling HMI screens by specific address’ value. The address could be set by the user.

Operating procedure

1) Open [Project Settings] windows;

2) Check [Use screen ID address];

3) Edit address;

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4) Click [OK] button to save setting and exit windows;

Result

User HDW0 as an example:

If HDW0=0, HMI displays Screen No.0;

If HDW0=1, HMI displays Screen No.1;

5.2 HMI IP

5.2.1 IP Settings

Introduction

This is for setting HMI static IP (HMI also could support DHCP). When enable DHCP mode, the setting is invalid.

There are also system internal for setting them.

Note:

HMI backstage screen could select Wi-fi or Ethernet mode. Wi-fi and Ethernet mode only can be switched by manual. IP setting function only can be enabled when HMI is ethernet mode.

Operating procedure

1) Open [Project Settings] windows;

2) Open [HMI IP] sub-windows;

3) Check [HMI IP];

4) Enter IP;

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5) Click [OK] button to save setting and exit windows;

5.2.2 Remote Access Password

Introduction

[Remote Access Password] is for PI8000/PI9000 series HMI, the password is for remote function, when users use Smart APP on mobile or weconcloud website on PC, which could access HMI screen remotely, the APP or website will require this password.

Operating procedure

1) Open [Project Settings] windows;

2) Open [HMI IP] sub-windows;

3) Enter password;

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4) Click [OK] button to save setting and exit windows;

5.3 Installment

Introduction

[Installment] meets the needs of the designer or equipment manufacturer to provide the trial period to the end customer.

At the same time, it provides the function of installment charges to designers and equipment manufacturers. The expiration date could be defined by the user.

Operating procedure

1) Open [Project Settings] windows;

2) Open [Installment] sub-windows;

3) Select [Static mode] or [Dynamic mode];

4) Enter password, expire time and other parameters if necessary;

5) Click [OK] button to save setting and exit windows;

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Result

At 17th May 2019, 11:47 HMI screen will be locked and ask enter password.

5.4 Extend

5.4.1 Into Setup

Introduction

[Into Setup] provides entrance ways of the backstage interface;

Operating procedure of setting into setup way

1) Open [Project Settings] windows;

2) Open [Extend] sub-windows;

3) Select [Startup] or [Running];

4) Set [Time];

5) Set [Password] if you require the password when entering the backstage interface;

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Result

1) If select as [Startup] , it means after the HMI starts and displays the LOGO, press and holding the upper-right corner within the set time is able to enter the background interface. If the time is exceeded the setting time, the long press would be invalid.

  • For example, the [Time] is 5 seconds, then within 5 seconds after the LOGO is displayed, long press the upper-right corner can normally enter the screen. But if more than 5 seconds, long press will not be able to access.

2) If select as [Running], it means when HMI running the project, press and holding the upper-right corner over certain time, it would enter the backstage interface.

  • For example, the [Time] is 5 seconds, then long press the upper-right corner lasting over 5 seconds, it would able to access.

5.4.2 Special Expansion

Introduction

[Special Expansion] is for extending audio play and camera input functions for special HMI models;

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Operating procedure of Audio and Camera

1) Open [Project Settings] windows;

2) Open [Extend] sub-windows;

3) Check the box;

4) Click [Set] button to open setting screen;

5) Do configuration for function;

6) Click [OK] to save and exist;

Result

Enable audio play function and camera function in HMI project;

Note:

Those two functions are not available for all HMIs, only special HMI models could support them;

The details of function settings please refer toAdvanced Function;

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Operating procedure of Multi-link

1) Open [Project Settings] windows;

2) Open [Extend] sub-windows;

3) Check the Enable Multi-link;

4) Select the HMI is acting as Master or Slave station;

5) Click [OK] to save and exist;

Result

One HMI can display in multiple screens, through Master-Slave connection;

5.4.3 Input Device

Introduction

[Input Device] is used for enable input devices, like keyboard and mouse.

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Operating procedure

1) Open [Project Settings] windows;

2) Open [Extend] sub-windows;

3) Check [Enable keyboard] and [Display cursor]

4) Click [OK] to save and exist;

Result

The arrow will be display in screen when HMI is running, and keyboard could be used to enter code and control arrow;

5.4.4 Lab

Introduction

[Lab] is used for enable experimental function.

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Description

1) Quick compilation: Reduce the consuming time of recompilation for current project.

2) xml optimization: Improve xml operation efficiency and speed up screen compilation.

3) Enable Lua debugging: Control the Lua debugging window whether opened or not when using the Lua script.

Operating procedure

1) Open [Project Settings] windows;

2) Open [Extend] sub-windows;

3) Check [Quick compilation], [xml optimization] or [Enable Lua debugging].

4) Click [OK] to save and exist;

5.4.5 Vector

Introduction

[Vector] is the function deal with the display issue.

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Description

1) Vector Font: Optimize the display of fonts, solve the ambiguity issue of font display, and support the large font size over 120.

2) Vector Image: Pack the vector images into the compiled .wmt file to avoid the loss of vector images after project is decompiled.

Operating procedure

1) Open [Project Settings] windows;

2) Open [Extend] sub-windows;

3) Check [Vector Font] or [Vector Image].

4) Click [OK] to save and exist;

5.5 Security

Introduction

Security means objects and screen security, but this function is only available in 3000i series and HMI+ series;

Only when object password is set,object password function could be used in object;

5.5.1 Objects Password

Introduction

Users should type password to access the protected object. This could avoid some misoperation on object. There are 12 levels in object password setting, and each level corresponds to each password.

Description

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1) Enable object password: Check it to enable object security function;

2) Passwords for levels: It is used for set password for every level, it is composed of numbers and letters (case sensitive)within 8 digits;

3) Start level: It is used for set initial level while this function is enabled;

4) Highest level: It is used for set how many levels of password could be used.

5) Independent password:

Unchecked: Users should type the corresponding level password when unlocking each level of object, and the higher level password could unlock the lower level object.

Checked: Users could only type the corresponding level password when unlocking each level of object.

Note:

1) Object level password could be enabled in [Bit Switch],[Word Switch],[Function Switch],[Combination Switch],[Numeric Input],[Character Input],[Drop-down List] etc.

2) The configured password could not be empty, otherwise when users close the configuration screen ,there will be an error: [please set password for level ].

3) If configured object password level is higher than highest password setting in Project Settingss, there will be an error note during compiling: “the security level of this object is out of range! ”.Users need to set password level again to solve the problem.

5.5.2 Screen Lock

Introduction

The screen lock function provides another way for the security of HMI operation. When clients do not perform any operation for a set period of time, the HMI screen would be locked, and the password is required when HMI is operated again.

Description

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Screen lock: Check it to enable this function;

Password: this password is used for unlocking screen, it is composed of numbers and letters (case sensitive)within 8 digits.

Lock time: It is used for setting time how long the screen will be locked if users do not operate, range:1-240 minutes(integer).

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Created by Hunter on 2021/08/17 10:52