1Publication 2711-TD005D-EN-P - March 2002Technical DataPanelBuilder32 Software Version 3.80Version 3.80 of the PanelBuilder32 software supersedes version 3.70 as the configuration tool for the PanelView Standard terminals. Version 3.80 FeaturesThis section lists new or updated features in Version 3.80. These features require terminal firmware version 4.20 (or later) in the PanelView Standard terminals.Resizing BitmapsYou can now resize bitmaps (including imported bitmaps and ISA symbols). Bitmaps can be resized when you:•add a bitmap to a screen by selecting Objects>Graphics>Graphic Image•add a bitmap to an object in inner graphic mode (Format>Inner Graphic) PanelBuilder32 maintains the bitmap in its original size and modified sizes. When adding a bitmap to a screen which has been resized, PanelBuilder32 will open a dialog allowing you to select an existing size or a new size.Import/Export Graphics DialogThe Import/Export Graphics dialog has been updated to include additional support. When you open a bitmap for importing, the dialog shows: •size of bitmap (in pixels) and number of colors•view of the bitmap (if enabled)•view of the bitmap as it would appear using the 32-color palette of the target PanelView terminal (if enabled)•view of the bitmap as black and white image (if enabled)The dialog has a Color reduction method area for bitmaps with a greater number of colors than what is supported by the target PanelView terminal (32 colors). These bitmaps must be reduced in number of colors using one of the color reduction methods. Select the option that provides the best image. Select the Preview with terminal palette check box to view what the image will look like on the target PanelView terminal. Publication 2711-TD005D-EN-P - March 20022 PanelBuilder32 Software Searching for a TagYou can now search for all occurrences of a single tag in the current application using the Tag Search dialog. This includes tags that are used by screen objects as well as objects that do not appear on the screen, such as embedded variables or print objects. You can access the Tag Search dialog in the following ways:•In the Tag Editor, select a tag to search for, right-click and select Used By from the shortcut menu.•Right-click on a screen object and select a tag from the Tag Search submenu.In the above 2 cases, the Tag Search dialog opens, showing all occurrences of the selected tag in the application. A GoTo button is available to navigate to a specific screen using the tag.Another way to search for a tag is to select Edit>Tag Search. When the Tag Search dialog opens, select the tag you want to search for and click the Search button. Counting and Purging TagsTo check for unused tags or how may times a tag is used in the application, select Tools>Tag Count. A dialog opens listing the names of all tags in the application and the number of times the tag is used. Tags not used by the application have a Usage Count of 0. You can purge unused tags with the Purge button.Float Support for MicroLogix ControllersThe MicroLogix 1200 and 1500 controllers now support the Float file type.Color PalettePanelBuilder32 now supports a 32-color palette for PanelView Standard color terminals with firmware 4.10 or later.Publication 2711-TD005D-EN-P - March 2002PanelBuilder32 Software 3Version 3.70 FeaturesThis section lists new or updated features in Version 3.70. These features require terminal firmware version 4.20 or later.EtherNet/IP SupportThe PanelView 550, 600, 900, 1000 and 1400 terminals now support EtherNet/IP communications. Dialogs have been added to configure communications for the PanelView terminal and logic controller on an EtherNet/IP network. The EtherNet/IP PanelView terminal can communicate with the following controllers:•ControlLogix Ethernet/Gateway through a 1756-ENET/B or 1756-ENB module•PLC-5E or PLC-5 with 1761-NET-ENI or 1785-ENET module•SLC-5/03, 5/04, or 5/05 with 1761-NET-ENI module•MicroLogix, CompactLogix or FlexLogix with 1761-NET-ENI moduleThe Tag Editor supports a Tag Form dialog and EtherNet/IP worksheets to configure Controller Address, CIP or Assembly Object tags.FlexLogix and CompactLogix SupportThe DF1 and DH-485 PanelView terminals now support communications with FlexLogix and CompactLogix controllers. The Communication Setup dialog for these terminals includes FlexLogix and CompactLogix as Node Type selections.Sizing and Moving Objects using Keyboard KeysYou can now use the arrow keys (up, down, right, left) on your keyboard to resize objects. Select the object, hold down the Shift key and press an arrow key. The up and down arrow keys decrease or increase the size of the object vertically. The right and left arrow keys decrease or increase the size of the object horizontally.To move an object, select the object and press the up, down, left, or right arrow key to move the object up, down, left or right.Resizing Analog Gauge Needles When you resize a gauge, the needle is also resized. The needle is resized using the smallest dimension (height or width) of the gauge. The needle maintains its same relative position to the gauge.Publication 2711-TD005D-EN-P - March 20024 PanelBuilder32 Software Global Object EnhancementsLocating and placing global objects is now more convenient because of features added to the Global Objects dialog. To access this dialog, select Objects>Global Object. New features include:•Used By button - Select a global object and then click the Used By button to display a list of screens where the object is used. You can navigate to any screen by clicking the Go To button in the Screens dialog.•Sort By box - sorts global objects by tag name, ID, object type or description.•There are 2 methods for placing a global object on a screen. Double-click a global object in the list or select a global object and click the Copy To button. Position the crosshair (+) in the screen where you want to drop the object and left-click.Text Object EditingThe Text object now supports the Text Edit dialog for entering/editing text. To access the Text object, select Objects>Text. You can now double-click on a text object to enter text (and variables) directly in the Text Edit dialog. This is in addition to entering text using the Inner Text tool bar.Text Alignment DefaultsThe Objects tab on the Options dialog has two new fields which allow you to set the default text alignment for all objects. One field lets you set the horizontal alignment (left, center, right) and another field lets you set the vertical alignment (top, middle, bottom). To access the Options dialog, select Tools>Options.Publication 2711-TD005D-EN-P - March 2002PanelBuilder32 Software 5Version 3.61 FeaturesThis section lists new or updated features in Version 3.61. These features require terminal firmware version 4.10 or later.RSLinx SoftwarePanelBuilder32 software now supports RSLinx 2.2 software.Multiple Language SupportYou can now store text for up to 5 different languages in an application including English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. By storing translated text for objects in the application, you can easily change the language as needed while the application is running on the terminal. The 5 languages can be selected at any time, changing the language in the objects throughout the entire application. Only one language is active for the application at one time. To enable multiple language support for a new application, select the Multiple Language Support check box on the Create New Application dialog. To convert an existing application to support multiple languages, select the Multiple Language Support check box on the Terminal Setup tab of the Application Settings dialog.Capture Manager DialogThe Capture Manager dialog, available from the Screen menu, provides a convenient way to capture one or more screens in the current application and copy them to:•clipboard•.bmp file•import the bitmap images into the current applicationYou can capture screens at their normal size, thumbnail size (64 x 64 pixels) or a percentage of the normal size. Multiple screens can be saved to a single or separate .bmp files. When saving multiple screens to a single .bmp file, the images can be saved in a horizontal row, one per row, or as a specific number of images per row. You can also specify a background color for the images.Bar Graph Inner TextYou can now specify inner text or an inner graphic for bar graphs similar to other objects.Scrolling TextUse the scrolling text object to create screen text that scrolls from left to right at a set rate. This object is useful when screen space is limited. Vertical Alignment/Centering ToolsThe Inner Text toolbar now has tools for aligning inner text at the top, middle or bottom of the object.