Creating graphic objects Chapter 17
Rockwell Automation Publication VIEWSE-UM006K-EN-E
Deploying ActiveX components automatically at
FactoryTalk View SE clients can automatically install the correct versions of
ActiveX controls used in graphic displays.
To deploy ActiveX controls automatically, you need to create .cab files for
the ActiveX controls, and then put the .cab files in the same folder where you
installed FactoryTalk View SE.
To do this, run the program CABARC.exe, on the computer hosting the HMI
server. CABARC.exe is located in the folder C:\Users\Public\Public
Documents\RSView Enterprise\ActiveX Control Setup.
For information about creating .cab files, see the text file
CreatingCabFiles.txt in the ActiveX Control Setup folder. The text file
contains examples for creating .cab files, and information about the naming
conventions that must be used.
If you open a graphic display, containing ActiveX objects that are not
installed, the graphic display runs, but a shaded rectangle appears in place of
the ActiveX object.
The Symbol Factory is a library of over 5,000 graphics for industrial
automation, including pumps, pipes, valves, tanks, mixers, motors, ducts,
electrical symbols, flow meters, material handling, sensors, PLCs,
transmitters, and ISA symbols.
To open Symbol Factory:
Symbol Factory opens into a new window when launched, there are four
ways to open Symbol Factory:
From the Explorer, click the Symbol Factory Object.
When the Objects menu is available, click the Symbol Factory drop
down menu item.
When the Objects toolbar is available, click the Symbol Factory icon
In the Image Browser, clicking the Launch LibrarySymbol Factory
To select a graphic:
1. Browse the Categories frame, clicking a category to see the symbols in
the right frame.
2. Click the graphic to select it for the Graphic Display.