Freelance - HART DTM Replacement
I'am performing an upgrade from Freelance 9.2 to 2016 SP1 in an customer which is using a "ICS Generica HART DTM Release 4 FDT 1.2" in current runnig system.
In the new system I had to upgrade those genric HART DTMs to Release 6 due to OS compatibility however, after performing the system upgrade I had error on all channel using those DTM. These errors are happening because Freelance System is looking for DTM R4 that is not installed then, I've delete faulty DTM from under AI/AO channels and insert the new ones (R6) in the same channels where old ones were before.
No erros in pausability check and no download to controllers was done yet so, couple of questions came up... would you kindly help with them?
1) Is there any possibility that what I had done changed something in process logic? I mean... are those blocks under AI/AO channels in hardware strucure only related to HART DTMs or they have any relationship to the logic?
2) Was it the rigth thihg to do? Should I have done something else?
3) Should I had done something before that or should I do something after (now)?
there is a possibility that you have lost the parameter settings of the HART devices. The newly inserted DTMs will probably have a default configuration that does not cause check errors, but can be different from the old configuration.
Additionally, if there had been connections in the IO-Editor for the DTM device, they will be unconnected now.
You probably should check for this on a computer where you can install and open the project file with the old DTMs, either with the old or new Freelance version.
Unfortunately I don't know how upgrade works for DTMs in this case.