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How to Make a Multi-Second (or Minute, or Hour, etc.) Timer with One Tag in InduSoft Web Studio

InduSoft Web Studio users occasionally want to make a multi-second timer and usually end up using a Scheduler Worksheet and perhaps also a Script Task and count the number of seconds (or minutes, etc.) until the counter reaches the goal, and then write some value to a trigger tag (usually a Boolean), using a technique that needs two or more tags. Continue reading

Using SCADA Software to Send Email Notifications to an Office or Cell Phone

Stay in touch even while away from your SCADA software application, using InduSoft Web Studio to send email notifications to your office or cell phone. Ever need to know what your machine or process is doing when you aren’t right in front of it? Email notifications sent directly from the machine can keep you in the loop. Continue reading

Connection Strings in InduSoft Web Studio

VBScript can be used in InduSoft Web Studio SCADA/HMI software development for easy configuration and programming of applications. An excellent way to make applications portable in InduSoft Web Studio is to use a command in configuring an application that will provide the same information as a hard coded path. Connection strings that are populated with string tags in curly braces, such as {$connectionString} can take advantage of some convenient VBScript commands that allow users to develop an application on one computer, and then easily port it to another using connection string tags instead of hard paths. Continue reading

Using Linked Symbols with Class and Array tags in InduSoft Web Studio

One very powerful feature of InduSoft Web Studio (IWS) is the Linked Symbols. Within this great feature, there are also some advanced tricks that could be used to speed up the project development process even further.

Using Classes and Arrays within the linked symbols allows the user to create a powerful symbol that requires minimal configuration once it is deployed to a screen. Continue reading