Fernhill SCADA Version 3.17

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.17 is now available for download.

Changes in this release include:

  1. Improved the Graphic Editor to support rotation of bitmaps. When editing graphics, bitmaps can now be freely rotated using the Select Shape Tool, or rotated and reflected using the Transform Sub-Menu of the Graphic Editor Menu. Bitmap Images now support DataBindRotation and DataBindRotationSpeed data bindings.
  2. Improved the context sensitive help provided when requesting help on a property in the Properties Window.
  3. Improved the Operator Interface to support pan and zoom operations on graphic pages. Added a new Reset View command to reset the current view back to its initial default position.
  4. Improved the Allen Bradley Driver to support setting the PLC Real Time Clock (RTC).
  5. Two bug fixes.

The latest version can be downloaded from:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/Download.php

For full details of what has changed you can view the release notes at:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/help/release-notes.html

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.17 was last modified: December 5th, 2017 by rbradford

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.16

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.16 is now available for download.

Changes in this release include:

  1. The Allen Bradley driver now supports Ethernet/IP.
  2. The operator interface (both desktop and mobile versions) now dynamically adjusts the frame rate depending on the display requirements.  A display screen with no movement animations is rendered with a much reduced frame rate, which helps to reduce battery draw on the mobile version.
  3. In the Configuration Tool, there are now in-product links to purchase new licenses, upgrades, or maintenance renewal.  Licenses are now issued immediately after purchase on the order confirmation page, and also in the order confirmation email.  Previously there could be a delay of up to 24 hours before the license key was sent.

The latest version can be downloaded from:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/Download.php

For full details of what has changed you can view the release notes at:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/help/release-notes.html

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.16 was last modified: November 25th, 2017 by rbradford

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.15

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.15 is now available for download.

Changes in this release include:

  1. New Graphic Editor features:
    • Added a new DataBindDisableActions property to all Graphic Editor Items. When the data binding evaluates to TRUE, all operator actions on the graphic item are disabled.
    • Added dynamic clipping to all Graphic Editor Items. Four new properties DataBindClipVertical, DataBindClipHorizontal, ClipRegionHorizontal and ClipRegionVertical define how the item is clipped with respect to tag data.
    • Added a new TagCommand() function to execute a named tag command for a specified tag. The function prompts the user for values if the tag command requires any parameters.
    • Improved the Operator Action Editor and the Data Bindings Editor to provide more appropriate options in the auto-complete list.
    • Improved the Operator Action Editor and the Data Bindings Editor to provide better context sensitive help.
  2. Improved the Properties Window to make the selected property is visible when it is selected from a link.
  3. Improved the InTouch Import Wizard to:
    • Import User Input animations using the new TagCommand() function.
    • Import Percent Fill animations using the new dynamic clipping feature.
    • Import Miscelaneous Disable animations using the new DataBindDisableActions data binding.
    • Import Slider Animations as a position data binding plus an operator action to set the slider value.
  4. Added a new Import Citect Project Wizard to import tags from a Citect project.
  5. Changes to the Allen Bradley Driver:
    • The auto-detect wizards can now detect MicroLogix 1400 PLCs.
  6. Extended all PLC Device tags to be a data source for I/O Data Tags.
    I/O Data tags can now be associated directly with PLC Device tags.
  7. For selected tag types in the Tag Window added a new “Technical help” sub-menu.
    The “Technical help” sub-menu provides links to technical help topics relevant to the tag.
  8. Improved the Auto-detect wizards to provide links to relevant technical help topics.
    For example the Mitsubishi Melsec Serial Auto-Detect Wizard now provides links to equipment setup notes for serial ports on Melsec PLCs.
  9. Improved the Mitsubishi Data Address Format to accept a single hex character as the bit offset.
  10. A wider range of Omron Data Address Formats is now accepted:
    • The CIO prefix for I/O is optional. I/O data addresses can now be specified using just a numeric syntax, for example “10.6” represents bit 6 of input/output word 10.
    • The letter ‘R’ in AR, LR and HR address prefixes is now optional.
    • The letter ‘M’ in DM and EM address prefixes is now optional.
  11. Extended the Siemens S7 Data Address Format to accept a comma (,) between the data block number and the offset.
  12. Migrate to OpenSSL 1.02m.
  13. Various bug fixes.

The latest version can be downloaded from:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/Download.php

For full details of what has changed you can view the release notes at:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/help/release-notes.html

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.15 was last modified: November 10th, 2017 by rbradford

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.14

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.14 is now available for download.

Changes in this release include:

  1. New Graphic Editor features:
    • Added a new Direction property to text items to support vertical and horizontal text.
    • Added a new DataBindTooltip property to all item types to specify the text to appear in a tooltip when a user hovers over an item.
    • Added a new Comment property to all graphic items to store information and notes about an item.
  2. Various Operator Interface bug fixes.

The latest version can be downloaded from:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/Download.php

For full details of what has changed you can view the release notes at:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/help/release-notes.html

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.14 was last modified: September 29th, 2017 by rbradford

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.13

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.13 is now available for download.

New features and changes in this release include:

  1. Operator Interface improvements:
    • When an Operator Action completes, and the operator action has issued commands to tags, trigger an immediate data subscription refresh. This change significantly improves the response to user interactions with tags.
    • Layout navigation icons vertically when the Operator Interface is used on a wide-screen display in landscape orientation. This change ensures graphic pages use the maximum display area possible.
  2. New Graphic Editor features:
    • All graphic item types now support DataBindScaleX and DataBindScaleY data bindings, which scale the item based on the result of a calculation. Previously only shape items supported these data bindings.
    • The ActionClick code action (available on all graphic item types) has been renamed to ActionButtonUp. Four additional code actions have been added to all graphic item types: ActionButtonDown, ActionButtonWhileDown, ActionContextMenu and ActionDoubleClick. These changes allow different scripts to run for different types of mouse or touch interaction on an item.
    • Added a new property ActionButtonShortcut to all graphic items to allow Operator Action Shortcuts to be associated with Operator Actions.
    • Added new functions NavigateBack, NavigateForwards, and NavigateHome to support navigation from Operator Actions.
    • Improved the Embedded Graphic Bindings Editor to open the editor when there is a double click on an item.
    • Links between pages can now be made using relative tag references, for example “.New Page”.
  3. Added an import wizard for InTouch projects.
  4. Added initial value configuration fields to the Internal Data Tags to allow the initial value of internal tags to be defined.
  5. Changes to IEC 61131-3 Scripts:
    • Type Casts now support overloaded casts, for example TO_INT( X ).
    • Added new Truncation operations, for example REAL_TRUNC_INT( X ).
    • Documented the non-standard string functions LOWER() and UPPER().
    • Added two new non-standard string functions: CODE_POINT_AT(), and TRIM().
    • Extended the range of Elementary Types with new CHAR and WCHAR types.
    • Allow access to string elements using the array operator [].
  6. Various bug fixes.

The latest version can be downloaded from:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/Download.php

For full details of what has changed you can view the release notes at:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/help/release-notes.html

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.13 was last modified: September 12th, 2017 by rbradford

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.12

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.12 is now available for download.

New features and changes in this release include:

  1. Replaced the existing driver specific data tags with a common set of I/O Data Tags.
  2. The new IO Analog Tag supports three different scaling options: None, Linear and Square Root, plus eight different data types: 16 bit signed integer, 16 bit unsigned integer, 16 bit BCD, 32 bit signed integer, 32 bit unsigned integer, 32 bit BCD, single precision IEEE float, double precision IEEE float. This allows all drivers to support all of the different scaling options and data types.
  3. The new IO Digital Tag supports a RawValueInvert property to allow the state of the tag to be the inverse of the raw data state.
  4. Added a new Random Generator Tag that provides a random data source the new I/O Data Tags.
  5. Extended the Analog Level Alarm with High-High and Low-Low thresholds.
  6. New Graphic Editor features:
    • Added new attributes BlinkMode, BlinkSpeed, BlinkLineColor and BlinkFillColor to the Shape Item.
    • Added new attributes BlinkMode, BlinkSpeed and BlinkTextColor to the Text Item.
    • Added a new attribute BlinkSpeed to the Bitmap Image Item.
    • Added a new attribute BlinkSpeed to the Embedded Graphic Item.
    • Added a new attribute BlinkSpeed to the Embedded Trend Item.
    • Added new data binding options to the Group Item that apply data bindings to all items in the group.
    • Added a new Round option to the LineJoinType property in the Shape Properties.
    • Added text strikeout options to the Text Properties.
    • Support pasting bitmaps from other application where the colour depth is 1, 4 or 8 bits per pixel. Previously only bitmaps with colour depth of 16, 24 or 32 bits per pixel were supported.
  7. Added Description, UserField1, UserField2, UserRightsZone and TrackingEventSeverity fields to the Folder Tag.
  8. Improved the Properties Window to disable fields that are not relevant to a configuration.
  9. Improved the property browse dialogs to report errors appropriately. Previously no error would be reported and a blank browse dialog would be displayed.
  10. Various bug fixes.

The latest version can be downloaded from:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/Download.php

For full details of what has changed you can view the release notes at:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/help/release-notes.html

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.12 was last modified: August 12th, 2017 by rbradford

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.11

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.11 is now available for download.

New features and changes in this release include:

  1. Changes to the Graphic Editor:
    • A double click on an item will now invoke a default edit action on the item.  For example when a user double clicks on an embedded graphic item, the variable bindings editor will automatically open.
    • Added a new Distribute Command.  The distribute command will space three or more selected items evenly in either the vertical or horizontal direction.
    • Added two new Keyboard Shortcuts to increase and decrease the size of text.
  2. Changes to the Alarm List:
    • Multiple selection is now supported to allow multiple alarms to be acknowledged at once.
    • Simpler and clearer errors are now reported when an alarm acknowledge request fails.
    • The contents of the alarm list can now be copied to the clipboard.
  3. Support copy to clipboard in the List Page.
  4. Improved the Configuration Tool Tag Window to provide a more detailed breakdown of what will be deleted when deleting a folder.
  5. Added print support to the Operator Interface.
  6. In the Configuration Tool added print support to:
    • The Graphic Editor.
    • The Trend Window.
    • The Data Log Window.
    • Program and Calculation Editors.
    • The alarm list.
    • The SQL data list.
  7. Various bug fixes.

The latest version can be downloaded from:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/Download.php

For full details of what has changed you can view the release notes at:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/help/release-notes.html

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.11 was last modified: June 29th, 2017 by rbradford

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.10

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.10 is now available for download.

New features and changes in this release include:

  1. Added a new Modbus Slave Driver to serve data to other Modbus Drivers.
  2. Added a Show in Tag Window option to trends and the alarm list.
  3. Various bug fixes.

The latest version can be downloaded from:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/Download.php

For full details of what has changed you can view the release notes at:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/help/release-notes.html

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.10 was last modified: June 5th, 2017 by rbradford

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.9

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.9 is now available for download.

New features and changes in this release include:

  1. Added a new Find References tool to quickly find which tags refer to another tag.
  2. Support Data Exchange Format (DXF) in the graphics editor.
  3. Added vertical alignment options to text items on graphic pages.
  4. Various bug fixes.

The latest version can be downloaded from:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/Download.php

For full details of what has changed you can view the release notes at:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/help/release-notes.html

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.9 was last modified: May 12th, 2017 by rbradford

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.8

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.8 is now available for download.

New features and changes in this release include:

  1. Extended the Allen Bradley driver to support DF1 Half Duplex.,
  2. Added a new Double Word tag to the Siemens S7 driver to provide a simpler solution to mapping 32 bit unsigned integer values in the PLC.
  3. Added a Siemens S7 MPI autodetect wizard to detect PLCs connected via MPI adapters.
  4. Improved Allen Bradley, Idec Micro, Omron, and Siemens S7 autodetect wizards to create tags more closely aligned with the detected hardware.
  5. Added a new graphics tutorial describing how to create a simple On/Off Button.

The latest version can be downloaded from:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/Download.php

For full details of what has changed you can view the release notes at:

http://www.fernhillsoftware.com/help/release-notes.html

Fernhill SCADA Version 3.8 was last modified: April 21st, 2017 by rbradford