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ken.coulter
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PLC componet tag - can It be Family/Sheet#/Vgrid/Hgrid

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04-03-2007 07:46 AM
ACADE 2006 I have included a drawing.
1. How do I set this up so the PLC tag gets displayed like the component tags? I want the PLC tag to be PLC0303F (The sheet number does not get displayed). I only get PLC03F. Our setup is for componets is family/Sheet#/V grid/H grid. Components tags work just fine.
2. When the module is broken, the tag does not display correctly either.
*Pat Murnen \(Autodesk\)
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Re: PLC componet tag - can It be Family/Sheet#/Vgrid/Hgrid

04-03-2007 11:11 AM in reply to: ken.coulter
Ken, Is this for a parametrically built PLC module? I believe that the Tag
format for these is actually set up in the PLC Module Builder Database. I've
included a screen shot where this is defined. You can edit the plc database
directly if you need to do a lot of edits but you should make a backup copy
first just in case.

Pat Murnen


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ACADE 2006 I have included a drawing.
1. How do I set this up so the PLC tag gets displayed like the component
tags? I want the PLC tag to be PLC0303F (The sheet number does not get
displayed). I only get PLC03F. Our setup is for componets is family/Sheet#/V
grid/H grid. Components tags work just fine.
2. When the module is broken, the tag does not display correctly either.
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ken.coulter
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Registered: ‎08-14-2006
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Re: PLC componet tag - can It be Family/Sheet#/Vgrid/Hgrid

04-03-2007 01:52 PM in reply to: ken.coulter
Thanks, Pat it worked great.
The PLC database file editor is handy tool.
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CAD-ICE
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Re: PLC componet tag - can It be Family/Sheet#/Vgrid/Hgrid

04-24-2012 03:23 AM in reply to: ken.coulter

I know this is an old thread but I have problems following our customer demand for tag format when tagging parametric plc units. The customer wants to tag for instance digital input modules according to following:

 

 -6D051 where

 

6 =%A (Section)

D =FAMILY

05= sheet no.

1  = Line reference

 

As can be seen on the attached image I´m not getting the correct result by changing the TAG format in the plc database editor. I have also tried %A%D%S%N but either way I´m not getting the correct result.

Any comments appreciated.

Regards, Gary

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Re: PLC componet tag - can It be Family/Sheet#/Vgrid/Hgrid

04-24-2012 05:05 AM in reply to: CAD-ICE

Gary,

 

%F is the family variable. Try that instead.

Bob Hanrahan
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Re: PLC componet tag - can It be Family/Sheet#/Vgrid/Hgrid

04-24-2012 07:31 AM in reply to: testsubject

Hello Bob and thank´s for the hint.

One thing I´m not clear on is if I use the family attribute, where can I define the default Tag-character for the family in this case PLC. If I use the family attribute, %F the module is tagged with nothing that is, I get correct values in for the section, page no. and line reference but nothing for for %F ??

Help...

Regards, Gary

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Re: PLC componet tag - can It be Family/Sheet#/Vgrid/Hgrid

04-24-2012 09:33 AM in reply to: CAD-ICE

I did not want to leave you hanging. My ability to help is pretty limited right now because I do not have access to ACE. Maybe one of the other users here can chime in.

 

Bob Hanrahan
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Re: PLC componet tag - can It be Family/Sheet#/Vgrid/Hgrid

04-24-2012 01:12 PM in reply to: testsubject

Thank´s again Bob. Hope somone else is following this thread.

Regards, Gary

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