how to start simulation with PCP and without hardware
I'm jacob a student, i have to prepare my diplome with a simulation by ABB Freelance AC800F v9.2 ..i want to load my project and see the simulation without hardware, i realy need it and i'm racing against time.i will tell you all what i did (but it doesn't work with me) :
1-i instaled freelance abb ac 800f v9.2 demo
2-i used this adress ip : 172.16.1.21 and masque : 255.255.240.0 at configure of freelance and my network (TCP/IP).
3-i used ID 23 and 24 for OPC1 and OPC2 and 5 for EMULATOR.
4-i add the ID 23 and 24 at configure (OPC).
5-i run the internet explorer and i open http::/localhost:8888/ and i start controller for the ID 5 (emulator).
6-i went to Digivis and i had add to systemes my project.
7-i went to Process Control Portal version 4.1 and i open the project that i want to simulate but nothing run i just see a canstant project, there is no number moving or valve opening.
this is all i did.
pleaaase help me with any way even with another way to simulate..the important think is to simulate my project.
As you are racing against time, Sorry for delayed responce
diagnose part by part i) check emulator is running? ii) DigiVis is running? iii) OPC’s are running?
Check few things first with your configuration,
You can run CBF on 127.0.0.1 too, Change that via configure (All programs …Freelance V9.2 > Configure > General settings > Resource id/IP address
Goto CBF configuration mode > Network configuration > Emulator resource ID 5 is assigned to IP 127.0.0.1 ?
In HW tree Emulator is assigned/allocated to your process station resource in project tree, is there correct resource allocation?
Make plausibility check thru, (All green for that resource) and goto commissioning mode if Emulator is started then in project tree resource should show in running state, what it showing for you? If not
Check Emulator services (Freelance Controller Emulator service running ?) if not check firewall is off and then try to start.
After doing all this once your resource is in running state load program to emulator.
Then check DigiVis by default resource id 22, check network configuration, IP allocation and if everything is fine, resource should come into running state and you should be able to load DigiVis,
For OPC, connectivity feature should be installed, Via configurator you need to add OPC server with same resource id 23 and 24.
I don't know PCP, I strongly recommend you to go through freelance getting started manual first… @ http://search.abb.com/library/Download.aspx?DocumentID=3BDD012560R05&Langua
geCode=en&DocumentPartId=&Action=Launch will help you with your project best of luck !