Chapter 3 Planning an application
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Displaying the different languages consistently and effectively in
For example, if you use a caption to identify a button set up to switch
to French, the caption will change whenever a language switch occurs.
To avoid this, use an image of the French flag on the button, instead.
For more information, see Setting up language switching on page 323.
FactoryTalk View SE includes tools and features that can help you create
applications that are easier to use and maintain. For example, you can:
Create global objects and distribute copies of the objects throughout
the application. When you modify the global object, the changes are
applied to all linked copies.
For more information about global objects, see Creating graphic
displays on page 391.
Create special graphic displays to help deployment and maintenance
personnel test an application, for example, to troubleshoot
Link parts of an HMI application to logic in programmable controllers,
using the OpenRSLogix5000 command.
For example, you can link actions performed in FactoryTalk View SE
to Sequential Function Charts (SFCs) in RSLogix 5000, to help
operators track the state of processes that are running in the plant.
For details about using the OpenRSLogix5000 command, see the
FactoryTalk View Site Edition Help.
Designing the application for multiple users
Behavior that is appropriate in a single-user environment might not be
appropriate for multiple users.
When designing a network distributed application, consider issues such as
If a graphic display that is to run on several clients uses a shutdown
macro to stop a derived tags file, closing the display on any of the
clients will stop derived tags processing.
Since derived tags processing occurs at the HMI server, this would
affect all clients that require the derived data. For more information
about derived tags, see Adding logic and control on page 631.
Since tag values are obtained globally, across a network distributed
application, do not use them to store local information. For example, if
Designing a system
that is easy to
deploy and maintain