In the same configuration we have been working in, PowerVision Essentials Training
☐ Click on the Connections Tab
☐ Under the Module Setup pane, Select Digital Input 1
☐ Click the Auto Create box.
By clicking auto create, you are creating a variable within PowerVision for Digital Input 1. It should have generated a variable name similar to: IO.Digital Input 1 and is located in the Input Output Port Manager folder in the Programming Tab.
Now let’s create a Text Gauge and a Smart Text Widget and use the toggle switch on the display stand to test the Digital Input.
☐ Click on the Page Designer Tab
☐ Select the I/O Animations Page you created previously
☐ From the Toolbox, drag a Text Gauge onto the design canvas
☐ Name this Text Gauge: TG DigIn 1
☐ In the Text Gauge Properties pane, assign it to the variable you created for the Digital Input 1 above (i.e. IO.Digital Input 1)
☐ Using Supplemental 4.3.1, change the Text Gauge Properties
☐ From the Toolbox, drag a Smart Text Widget onto the design canvas
☐ Name this Text Gauge: STW DigIn 1
☐ Using Supplemental 4.3.2, change the Smart Text Widget Properties
Under Advanced Features > Smart Text Items,
☐ Click Edit Smart Labels…
The Smart Text Editor window will appear.
☐ For the Selector Variable, choose IO.Digital Input 1 (this is the variable we created for the digital input in the previous steps)
☐ Click the +
☐ Under Description change Enumeration0 to: DigIn Off
☐ Under DisplayValue change Enumeration0 to: OFF
☐ Click the + again
☐ Under Description change Enumeration1 to: DigIn On
☐ q Under DisplayValue change Enumeration1 to: ON
☐ Click OK
Create and Load your configuration to test.
When you toggle the switch in the up position you should see:
• the Digital Input 1 gauge display a 1
• the STW DigIn 1 will display ON
When you toggle the switch in the middle position you should see:
• the Digital Input 1 gauge display a 0
• the STW DigIn 1 will display OFF