Convert Compact Control Builder M from version 5.0.2/4 to 800xA 5.1 cotrol builder
Hi All, I want to convert the Compact control builder 5.0.2 to the new 800xa 5.1 system.
Please advice mehow to do and what manual will help me in the regard.
I also have to upgrade the firmaware as well fo the controller which suits the 800xa 5.1 control builder, please adviceme.
Thanks and looking forward to hear.
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Compact Control Builder and 800xA are VERY different.
Compact Control Builder stores ONLY the source code for the PLC. There is no information about what is contained in the HMI.
800xA combines the PLC source code AND information about objects and aspects that are used by the HMI.
You cannot simply "upgrade" an application from Compact to 800xA because the 800xA system cannot determine what Aspects and Objects to create in the HMI. Yes you can go down from 800xA to Compact, because you are removing the 800xA Objects. But this is a one-way process.
So the conversion path is a manual copy / paste from compact control builder to 800xA Control Builder Proffessional.
You can go to CBM Professional, menu Tool/Maintenance/Compact CB/Open From Compact CB Format. With this you can at least see the controller logic. For the HMI part you must manually create 800xA object. This can be speed up by Bulk Data Manager or PDA or eBase (engineering tools)
For the controller firmware it is not a big problem, when you have connect the controller with Control network and CBM, right click on controller, Remote System, Show Firmware Information, there you can do the firmware upgrade.