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Re: Implicit I/O messaging
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2024, 04:22:07 PM »
Thanks BobO!!  BTW, I love your Pinky and The Brain Icon!!  :)

Please see attached EDS File.  I was able to open it with NotePad.  My understanding is that it can be opened with any text editor.

Here are a couple of links to the Teknic downloads page:
https://teknic.com/files/downloads/clearlink_ethernet-ip_object_reference.pdf
https://teknic.com/files/downloads/clearlink_examples.zip

If the EDS attachment doesn't work, the EDS File is in the zip file.  Thanks again! (Edit: I had to change the file type from .eds to .txt so that it would upload.)

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This looks great, actually. Will be good for testing config form. Thanks!

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Re: Implicit I/O messaging
« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2024, 04:50:25 PM »
Thanks again Bob!  Makes my day to hear this!

Amen!  He is Risen Indeed!

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Re: Implicit I/O messaging
« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2024, 03:32:15 PM »
Thanks again Bob!  Makes my day to hear this!

Amen!  He is Risen Indeed!

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Re: Implicit I/O messaging
« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2024, 03:54:09 PM »
Excellent Bob!

Not exactly sure what I am looking at (I've never used Implicit Messaging before, but I'll learn!), but it looks impressive.  Glad to know that the ClearLink EDS File is helping.

I'm sure it has nothing to do with the final product capabilities, but I see the cnt/sec is set at 100.  For my application, I am using the "Standard Resolution" SDSK Motor, which is 800 cnts/rev and running at a Motor Speed of 21.2 rev/sec ===> 16,960 cnts/sec.

Any idea on release date yet?  I'm getting ready to order the hardware for our project.

Thanks again and God Bless!

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Re: Implicit I/O messaging
« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2024, 09:50:52 AM »
Hi Bob!

Any update on project release date, yet?  Looking forward to it!

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Re: Implicit I/O messaging
« Reply #35 on: April 09, 2024, 09:57:17 AM »
We're doing a formal launch with ADC on this one. I haven't heard the official date from them yet. It will be in Q2.
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Re: Implicit I/O messaging
« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2024, 10:29:00 AM »
We're doing a formal launch with ADC on this one. I haven't heard the official date from them yet. It will be in Q2.

Thank you!

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Re: Implicit I/O messaging
« Reply #37 on: April 25, 2024, 03:01:06 PM »
We're doing a formal launch with ADC on this one. I haven't heard the official date from them yet. It will be in Q2.

Hi Bob!

Any update on release date, yet?

Also, I talked with someone at Teknic, yesterday, about the ClearLink EDS.  They said that the EDS for the BRX Do-More may need to be a collaborative effort, and I encouraged them to get in touch with you.  Hope this helps!

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Re: Implicit I/O messaging
« Reply #38 on: April 25, 2024, 03:07:39 PM »

Hi Bob!

Any update on release date, yet?

Also, I talked with someone at Teknic, yesterday, about the ClearLink EDS.  They said that the EDS for the BRX Do-More may need to be a collaborative effort, and I encouraged them to get in touch with you.  Hope this helps!

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We are a couple of weeks away from full functionality. Heavy lifting is done, and we we're down to the creature comforts and cleanup. We might be able to do a beta, but I still haven't heard what ADC's release schedule is.

I didn't see any issue with the EDS you gave me, so I'm not sure what would need to be done (if anything) specific to BRX.
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Re: Implicit I/O messaging
« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2024, 11:53:06 AM »

We are a couple of weeks away from full functionality. Heavy lifting is done, and we we're down to the creature comforts and cleanup. We might be able to do a beta, but I still haven't heard what ADC's release schedule is.

I didn't see any issue with the EDS you gave me, so I'm not sure what would need to be done (if anything) specific to BRX.

I have never used an EDS, before.  This will be my first time.  Previously, I used EXPLICIT Messaging (EIPMSG?) in the BRX, which does not use the EDS.

Thank you for the reply and update!

Have a great weekend and God bless!

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Re: Implicit I/O messaging
« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2024, 11:35:57 AM »
Hi BobO!!

Are we getting any closer to release of the new software with Implicit Messaging?  Is it still scheduled for Q2 - by the end of this month, June 2024?

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Re: Implicit I/O messaging
« Reply #41 on: June 05, 2024, 11:41:48 AM »
Hi BobO!!

Are we getting any closer to release of the new software with Implicit Messaging?  Is it still scheduled for Q2 - by the end of this month, June 2024?

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Because of the importance of the feature, ADC elected to do a full software launch rather than us just rolling out the release as we generally do. That process takes a bit longer, but it has allowed us to do a few things we weren't planning for this release. The scheduled release date is July 10th. As with any "official" release date, it's subject to change if we run into unexpected issues...but...it's all pretty solid right now and ADC is pretty darn good at hitting launches, so I don't expect that.
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Re: Implicit I/O messaging
« Reply #42 on: June 05, 2024, 12:31:13 PM »
Thank you!  I really don't want to change platforms to the Productivity Series to get the Implicit Messaging.  And I already have a lot of BRX/DoMore Code that I can use/reuse for my project.

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Re: Implicit I/O messaging
« Reply #43 on: July 10, 2024, 10:09:22 AM »
Hi BobO!!

Just saw the following on the Automation Direct Website!!  WooHoo!!

"With support for MQTT / MQTTS, HTTP / HTTPS, FTP (Client), EtherNet/IP: Explicit (Client, Server), Implicit (Client, Server), Modbus RTU Master/Slave, Modbus TCP, SMTP (Email), SNTP (Time Server), TCP/IP, DHCP, Ethernet remote I/O, K-sequence Slave, the BRX PLC family provides supreme communications versatility for any application."

I received my BRX PLC (BX-DM1E-M) yesterday, but I have not downloaded the new software, yet.  Any tips or advise?

Also, a couple of questions:
1) Will I be able to use that same EDS File that I sent/linked to you for my Tecknic Step and Direction Servo System?  That file was originally set up for the AD Productivity Series.
2) Are there any tutorials, yet, for the new Implicit Messaging feature(s) for the BRX?

Many Thanks and God Bless!!

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Re: Implicit I/O messaging
« Reply #44 on: July 10, 2024, 10:49:06 AM »
Hi BobO!!

Just saw the following on the Automation Direct Website!!  WooHoo!!

"With support for MQTT / MQTTS, HTTP / HTTPS, FTP (Client), EtherNet/IP: Explicit (Client, Server), Implicit (Client, Server), Modbus RTU Master/Slave, Modbus TCP, SMTP (Email), SNTP (Time Server), TCP/IP, DHCP, Ethernet remote I/O, K-sequence Slave, the BRX PLC family provides supreme communications versatility for any application."

I received my BRX PLC (BX-DM1E-M) yesterday, but I have not downloaded the new software, yet.  Any tips or advise?

Also, a couple of questions:
1) Will I be able to use that same EDS File that I sent/linked to you for my Tecknic Step and Direction Servo System?  That file was originally set up for the AD Productivity Series.
2) Are there any tutorials, yet, for the new Implicit Messaging feature(s) for the BRX?

Many Thanks and God Bless!!

SOWEGATS

Yes, finally released.

Yes, your EDS should work.

No tutorials that I'm aware of, but obviously that needs to happen.

You'll need to update your PLC's firmware first.

The help covers this, but this should get you started.

Add an adapter:
1. In the System Configuration, goto EtherNet/IP Scanner page under I/O configuration and enable with checkbox at the top.
2. Click "Find Adapters".
3. If your adapter's IP config is compatible with the PLC, it should show up in the list.
4. Click "Import EDS" to move your EDS into the repository.
5. Pick your adapter in the adapter list, then select your EDS file from the EDS list, then select "Add Adapter with EDS...".

Configure an adapter (added with EDS):
1. Give it a better device name, IP address should already be set.
2. Click "Add" to add an implicit message.
3. Specify a local PLC address for source/destination data.
   a) Selecting the "+" button will allow you to create new data blocks, which can be arrays or structures.
   b) If the EDS file details T2O or O2T assemblies, DmD allows you to create a structure that matches the assembly.
   c) The PLC cannot support unaligned data or multi-bit bitfields directly, but optionally provides emulation to copy to/from the implicit frame.

From the Debug menu, the EtherNet/IP Scanner Monitor will open a useful monitoring tool.
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