Error while running On-Line Builder 1.3-1 after install in "No Engineering Board" mode
Is there anybody know about On-Line Builder 1.3-1 in CBA softwares ?
I Installed the On-Line Builder 1.3-1 in the "No Engineering Board" mode. But I can not works with ONB offline and while running it this error occurs:
"None of the specified servers can be used.
The On-line Builder will be closed."
I attached the errors picture.
1- Wht is wrong about it?
2-Basically is it possible to directy connect my Laptop that contains On-Line Builder 1.3-1 (CBA 1.3) installed and licensed to the MasterAid220 COM port that is indicated in the second picture attached? Or it is necessary to have a PU410 engineering unit or an on-board PU516 engineering board on the Laptop?
more details about our old ABB Master system is in the third attachment. Our CPU is DSPC 172.
Thank you for your help.
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PU516 or PU410 are mutually exclusive, you only need one of them to connect to an Advant Master controller. Both allow serial or MB300 connection.
CBA 1.3/1 shall be able to work with either (I actually believe CBA 1.3/1 still support the even older ISA based engineering board). Since you seem to have a PCI based PU516 I would recommend it in favor of the external PU410 box.
I suggest that you remove and reinstall CBA, now choosing PU516 board during installation.
Once the PCI driver has been installed, check in Device Management (devmgmt.msc) that you have a "PU515 Multiport Serial Adapter" device available (same driver is used for 515 and 516)
There is no such thing as "offline" mode for Online Builder.
The "No Engineering Board" option is for when you are using the software in a network and will share an engineering board in another computer on the network. The remote computer that has the engineering board is called the server - hence your error message. You have no server with a board installed.
The PU516 board is a full sized PCI board and likely will not fit inside any modern laptop. The PU516 has one Serial port that connects direct to the front of your CPU and One 15-Pin AUI Ethernet Port that can connect to your MasterBus *IF* your controller has masterbus installed.
The PU410 can also be connected to your CPU using the DSUB socket marked CBA. Make sure you order the correct cable at the same time as you order the PU410. (Its a separate item) The PU410 can be used with your laptop.
Your MA220 is a re-badged hardened portable with a PU516 installed. ABB also sold the same software installed on your portable along with the PU516 so that it could be installed on the customers own PC.
ABB went through a long period of renaming stuff so your control system has a variety of names - depending on who sold it to you and when you actually bought it - but yes the old ASEA MasterPiece and the New Advant Master controllers are pretty much all the same underneath. And the MA220 did indeed become the "Engineering Station" eventually. Your new "On-Line Builder 1.3-1" software is basically identical to your existing MA220 running online builder.
You cant use the Engineering board in the MA220 with your new software. Its an old ISA board that wont fit into a modern portable and AFAIK it is not supported by the newer versions of Control Builder A. So you're going to need a new PU516 or PU410 if you didnt already buy one.
The On-Line builder commands you need to dump source code are ...
DUDBS - Dump Database Source
DUPCS - Dump PC Source
See the help for exactly how to use these commands. You then need to convert the source code files so they can be opened by Function Chart Builder - which is the off-line programming tool. ( A version of FCB might even be installed on your Master Aid. )
I guess that our MasterAid is not such old.
According to the pictures of the questionof MasterAid220's behind and PU410 picture in the attachment it seems that it is possible to connect "15 pin CBA port" of PU410 to the one of MasterAid's 15 pin ports and DUMP DB and PC source codes from CPU according to the connection that is bitween the MasterAid and CPU. Is'nt it?
Is there any Interface to connect the ISA or EISA slot of our MasterAid220's old PU516 to one of the new laptop's ports?
Are you sure that in our MasterAid220 there is an on-board PU516?
PU516's picture attached but I can not find it's two 15 pin ports in the MA220's behind!
Do you know a simple and fast way to understand the process control program after the DB & PC source codes achieved and opened with Control Builder A 1.3 's Function Chart Builder software?