Could you guide me to upgrade Freelance v6.2 to v9.2
Dear Sumit Gargav,
I have a DCS system with AC800F, running Freelance V6.2 under Windows 2000 (with a hardkey came along). I have one engineering station and one operation station only. Due to computer hardware limitation, I am plaining to upgrade to Freelance v9.2. So could you please guide me step by step in order to move up with the old project file and new Freelance version? What are the things I need to config in order to get the Digivis just work as it in freelance v6.2?
Can we use the same hardkey for the Freelance 9.2 ?
I have tried to install freelance v9.2, after adding the old project file (which I exported from freelance v6.2 as .scv file), checking and commisioning without error but in the DigiVis it shows nothing...
linked here related post desribes very well step by step procedure to upgrade ( this procedure describes upgrade without disturbing running process, if you don't have such criticality you can do taht with single controller and single pc during maintanance time)
Let me know if you need any help there.
Regarding license you can use same but you need to get it upgraded/updated from ABB. as V6.2 hardkey use to get connected @ parallel port, where as V9.2 hardkey is USB key. so you need to get taht from ABB.
Regarding digivis not showing anything, check few things.
- Resource id, ip configuration match as previous settings ?
- DigiVis station is in network ?
- If yes, in commissioning what status it shows ? if verson error
- Make whole station down load to DigiVis resource.
- Then check if DigiVis resource status is in running, means digivis downloaded and every thing should showup in DigiVis.
OR it might be because of license issue !
I recomend to get ABB sales and support service people involved.
Good luck !