This week’s InduSoft Web Studio symbol is a graphic that will allow users to visually check the status of a driver, ensuring that it is sending and receiving data and displaying error codes that allow for rapid troubleshooting.
Name: DriverStatus_01.sym, DriverStatus_02.sym
Range (if applicable): R/W Completed, 0/1 (bool), R/W Status -99999 to 99999
Description: When used with tags in the driver worksheet can tell you the status (error code) to help you troubleshoot the cause.
Notes: Most drivers (check the driver manual) will show a 0 in the read or write status fields if the communications is good. If the value is non zero the value can be checked in the driver manual to help understand the cause.
Ideas for improvement:
- Add different colors
- Create in different sizes
Here’s how to use this symbol:
Copy and unzip the .sym files into your Symbol folder of where InduSoft Web Studio is installed. This is usually “C:\Program Files (x86)\Wonderware InduSoft Web Studio v8.0\Symbol” or similar. Either create a new folder or copy it into an existing one, such as “Status”.