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Config Pro Configuration

System User's Guide

Part Number:

P012-0UG

Version:

2.33

Harris Corporation
Controls Division
Distributed Automation Products

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Contents
About this Guide

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Purpose of this Guide ........................................................................................................ 1-1


What Do I Need to Know to Use Config Pro?.................................................................... 1-2
Additional Documentation ................................................................................................ 1-3
How Do I Contact Harris? ................................................................................................. 1-4
Where Do I Find . . . ......................................................................................................... 1-5
Signposts .......................................................................................................................... 1-6
Conventions Used in this Guide ........................................................................................ 1-7

System Overview

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Config Pro: The Context in Which it is Used ................................................................... 2-1


The RTU as Part of the System............................................................................ 2-2
Inside the RTU .................................................................................................... 2-4
Config Pro: How it is Organized .................................................................................... 2-10
Helpful Hints for Using Config Pro ................................................................................. 2-14
Program Navigation Tips .................................................................................. 2-15
"Mousing" Tips ................................................................................................. 2-15
Keyboard Shortcuts ........................................................................................... 2-16
Error Messages.................................................................................................. 2-17
Disabled Fields and Functions ........................................................................... 2-17
Undoing Changes on Dialog Boxes ................................................................... 2-17

Installing the System

3-1

What You Need to Run Config Pro ................................................................................... 3-1


The Installation Process .................................................................................................... 3-2
Install Database Engine..................................................................................................... 3-3
Install Config Pro.............................................................................................................. 3-5
Using Config Pro on a Network......................................................................... 3-13
Questions and Answers About Installation......................................................... 3-14
Install Device Configuration and Application Definition Files......................................... 3-15
Perform a Workstation Installation.................................................................................. 3-18

Logging In and Out

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Log Into Config Pro .......................................................................................................... 4-1


Change Login Name............................................................................................ 4-3
Change Password ................................................................................................ 4-3
Log Out of Config Pro....................................................................................................... 4-6

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Working with Projects

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Project Overview............................................................................................................... 5-1


Create a New Project......................................................................................................... 5-3
Change Project Information................................................................................. 5-7
Copy Project ..................................................................................................................... 5-8
Delete Project.................................................................................................................. 5-10
Open / Close Project ....................................................................................................... 5-11

Working with Firmware

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Firmware Overview .......................................................................................................... 6-1


Create New Firmware Type .............................................................................................. 6-4
Change Firmware Type..................................................................................................... 6-8
Copy Firmware ................................................................................................................. 6-9
Delete a Firmware Type.................................................................................................. 6-11

Working with Devices

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Device Overview............................................................................................................... 7-1


Create a New Device......................................................................................................... 7-5
Change Device Information............................................................................... 7-16
Upgrade Device Firmware .............................................................................................. 7-18
Remote Dialing Directory ............................................................................................... 7-23
Create a Remote Dialing Directory Entry .......................................................... 7-23
Change an Existing Directory Entry.................................................................. 7-27
Delete an Existing Directory Entry.................................................................... 7-29
Copy Device ................................................................................................................... 7-30
Delete Device.................................................................................................................. 7-32
Change Device Address .................................................................................................. 7-33
Go On-line with Device .................................................................................................. 7-34
Access the WESMAINT Facility ....................................................................... 7-39
Generate a Configuration File ......................................................................................... 7-40
Convert a Configuration ................................................................................................. 7-43
Convert an Uploaded Configuration File ........................................................... 7-43
Convert Configuration System I File to Config Pro............................................ 7-46
Import and Export Point Descriptors............................................................................... 7-49
Descriptor File Format ...................................................................................... 7-49
Descriptor File Names....................................................................................... 7-50
Importing Point Descriptors .............................................................................. 7-50
Exporting Point Descriptors .............................................................................. 7-52
Open / Close Device........................................................................................................ 7-54

Working with Applications

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Application Overview ....................................................................................................... 8-1


Application Options.......................................................................................................... 8-3
Copy Application.............................................................................................................. 8-4
Export Application ........................................................................................................... 8-6
Comma Delimited File Format ............................................................................ 8-6
Export Data Files ................................................................................................ 8-7
Export Structure Files ......................................................................................... 8-8
Export File Name and Location......................................................................... 8-10
Exporting Application Tables............................................................................ 8-11

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Import Application.......................................................................................................... 8-13


Import File Format ............................................................................................ 8-13
Import File Name and Location ......................................................................... 8-14
Importing Application Tables............................................................................ 8-16
Delete Application .......................................................................................................... 8-18
Disable / Enable Application........................................................................................... 8-18
Open / Close Application ................................................................................................ 8-19

Working with Tables

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Table Overview................................................................................................................. 9-1


Accessing Application Tables ........................................................................................... 9-3
Common DPA Tables ....................................................................................................... 9-4
Disable / Enable Tables..................................................................................................... 9-5
The Edit Menu.................................................................................................................. 9-6
Select Rows to Cut, Copy, and Paste.................................................................... 9-7
Paste Preferences................................................................................................. 9-7
Copy and Paste Rows......................................................................................... 9-10
Cut and Paste Rows ........................................................................................... 9-11
Insert New Rows ............................................................................................... 9-12
Delete Existing Rows ........................................................................................ 9-12
Use "Undefined" and "Not Used" Options.......................................................... 9-12
Specify General Preferences .............................................................................. 9-13
Edit an Application Table ............................................................................................... 9-15
Move Around Within a Table ............................................................................ 9-16
Change Column Widths in a Table.................................................................... 9-17
Special Status Bar Information in a Table.......................................................... 9-17
Edit Different Fields in a Table ......................................................................... 9-18
Save a Table.................................................................................................................... 9-27
Open / Close Table.......................................................................................................... 9-28

Configuring the System Point Database Application

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Overview ........................................................................................................................ 10-1


Opening the System Point Database Application ............................................................. 10-3
Defining the Number of System Points Owned by a DCA or DTA................................... 10-4
Changing the Advanced Settings..................................................................................... 10-5
Configuring the Control Lock Out Information ............................................................... 10-7
Changing Point Description Information......................................................................... 10-8
Manually Changing the Point Descriptors ......................................................... 10-8
Cutting, Copying and Pasting Point Descriptors ................................................ 10-9
Importing and Exporting Point Descriptors ................................................................... 10-12
Descriptor File Format .................................................................................... 10-12
Descriptor File Names ..................................................................................... 10-13
Importing Point Descriptors ............................................................................ 10-13
Creating or Deleting Application Instances ................................................................... 10-18

Downloading and Uploading Configurations

11-1

Downloading and Uploading Overview ........................................................................... 11-1


Downloading a Configuration............................................................................ 11-1
Verifying the Integrity of a Downloaded Configuration ..................................... 11-2
Uploading a Configuration ................................................................................ 11-2
Generate a Downloadable Configuration File..................................................... 11-2

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Connect Your PC to Your Device...................................................................... 11-4


Go On-line with a Device.................................................................................. 11-6
Download a Configuration File ......................................................................... 11-7
Upload a Configuration File .............................................................................. 11-9
Integrity Check a Configuration File ............................................................... 11-10
Convert a Configuration File........................................................................... 11-11
Terminal and Settings Menus........................................................................................ 11-12
Connect / Disconnect from Device................................................................... 11-12
Clear Screen.................................................................................................... 11-13
Close............................................................................................................... 11-13
Communications ............................................................................................. 11-14

Generating Reports

12-1

Report Overview ............................................................................................................. 12-1


Types of Reports ............................................................................................................. 12-2
Generate a Report ........................................................................................................... 12-5

File Menu Functions

13-1

File Menu Overview ....................................................................................................... 13-1


Change Drive.................................................................................................................. 13-2
Set-up Menu ................................................................................................................... 13-3
Printer Set-up ................................................................................................................. 13-4
System Preferences Set-up .............................................................................................. 13-6
User Preferences Set-up .................................................................................................. 13-8
Local Communications Directory.................................................................................. 13-10
User Information........................................................................................................... 13-15
Add New User................................................................................................. 13-16
Delete Existing Users ...................................................................................... 13-23
Company Information................................................................................................... 13-24
Print ............................................................................................................................. 13-26
Login Function ............................................................................................................. 13-28
Exit Function................................................................................................................ 13-29

Appendix A: Using Windows

A-1

The Windows Environment ............................................................................................. A-1


Windows and Icons.......................................................................................................... A-2
Wndows and the Mouse ................................................................................................... A-2
Operating a Mouse ............................................................................................. A-3
Window Parts .................................................................................................................. A-4
Border................................................................................................................ A-4
Re-sizing Area ................................................................................................... A-4
Minimize/Maximize Buttons.............................................................................. A-5
Restore Button.................................................................................................... A-5
Title Bar............................................................................................................. A-5
System Menu Box .............................................................................................. A-5
Menu Bar........................................................................................................... A-6
Scroll Bars ......................................................................................................... A-6
Open and Close Windows ................................................................................................ A-7
Run More Than One Application at a Time ..................................................................... A-8
Switch Between Applications ............................................................................. A-8
The Config Pro Window Menu ...................................................................................... A-10

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Use the Menus ............................................................................................................... A-11


Use the Dialog Boxes ..................................................................................................... A-12
Selecting from Drop-down Lists ....................................................................... A-13
Need Help? .................................................................................................................... A-14
Use the On-line Help Window .......................................................................... A-14
Access On-line Help for a Dialog Box .............................................................. A-15
Display On-line Glossary Definitions ............................................................... A-15
Use On-line Hypertext Cross-references............................................................ A-15

Appendix B: Sample Reports

B-1

Overview ......................................................................................................................... B-1

Appendix C: Memory Models and Parts Information

C-1

Overview ......................................................................................................................... C-1


D20 M and D20 M+ Memory Devices.............................................................................. C-2
Harris D20M Processor Board Types................................................................................ C-3
Harris D20M+ Processor Board Types ............................................................................. C-4
Harris D20M++ Processor Board Types ........................................................................... C-5
Harris D10M++ Processor Board Types ........................................................................... C-6
Harris CPM Board Types ................................................................................................. C-6

Appendix D: Error and Warning Messages

D-1

Overview ......................................................................................................................... D-1


Error and Warning Messages ........................................................................................... D-2

Appendix E: Borland Database Engine Configuration

E-1

Database Engine Configuration Utility..............................................................................E-1


Paradox Driver Settings.......................................................................................E-3

Appendix F: Interpreting Old Configuration Guides

F-1

What Are "Old" Configuration Guides? ............................................................................F-1


Old Text Files vs. Config Pro Tables.................................................................................F-2
Old and New: An Example.................................................................................F-3
Detailed Comparison of the Two Formats .........................................................................F-6
Configuration Table Names.................................................................................F-6
Column Titles .....................................................................................................F-6
Data Fields ..........................................................................................................F-7
Order of Data Fields ............................................................................................F-7
Status Bar............................................................................................................F-7
Representation of Different Field Types...............................................................F-8
On-line Help Support ......................................................................................................F-16

Appendix G: Setting Up an Ethernet Connection

G-1

Ethernet Connection Overview......................................................................................... G-1


RTU Setup ....................................................................................................................... G-2
Hardware Setup.................................................................................................. G-2
Firmware Setup .................................................................................................. G-2
PC Setup.......................................................................................................................... G-3
Hardware Setup.................................................................................................. G-3

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Software Setup ................................................................................................... G-3


Setting the Winsock Parameters ......................................................................... G-4
System Setup ................................................................................................................... G-5
Connecting the PC to the RTU ........................................................................... G-5
Setting the RTUs IP Address............................................................................. G-6
Configuring the PC ............................................................................................ G-9
Special Considerations................................................................................................... G-10

Abbreviations and Acronyms

H-1

Common Abbreviations and Acronyms ............................................................................ H-1

Glossary of Terms
Index

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