PVP Basics is available in Digital and DVD editions:

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Every edition of PVP Basics covers the following topics:

  • How to open, edit, and create applications

    How to open, edit, and create applications

  • How to correctly setup project settings, and what to consider before changing

    How to correctly setup project settings, and what to consider before changing

  • How to setup RSLinx Enterprise Ethernet and Serial communications to ControlLogix and CompactLogix

    How to setup RSLinx Enterprise Ethernet and Serial communications to ControlLogix and CompactLogix

  • How to setup RSLinx Enterprise Ethernet and Serial communications to SLC-500 and MicroLogix

    How to setup RSLinx Enterprise Ethernet and Serial communications to SLC-500 and MicroLogix

  • How to create, edit, and use all the different types of HMI Tags

    How to create, edit, and use all the different types of HMI Tags

  • How to import Tags from RSLogix, and import / export the Tag DB to Excel

    How to import Tags from RSLogix, and import / export the Tag DB to Excel

  • How to create, edit, and test Graphics, Objects, Symbols, and Libraries

    How to create, edit, and test Graphics, Objects, Symbols, and Libraries

  • How to directly reference PLC Tags both online and off

    How to directly reference PLC Tags both online and off

  • How to test your Graphic Displays, and test your entire Application on your PC

    How to test your Graphic Displays, and test your entire Application on your PC

PVP Basics: Learn to use the PanelView Plus!

PVP Basics Online Course

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  • Learn the PanelView Plus!
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  • 30 Video Lessons
  • 6 Quizzes
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  • 30 Video Lessons
  • 6 Quizzes
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PVP Basics Complete

Online Course, Vimeo copy, & DVD Set (US Only)

$69.99

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  • 30 Video Lessons
  • 6 Quizzes
  • Online Enrollment *
  • Completion Certificate *
  • Mobile App Access **
  • Online Q & A Support***
  • Three DVD Set **** (US Only)
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PVP Basics Course

Description, Goals, and Lesson Listing:


Course Description

In the PanelView Plus (PVP) Basics course you’ll learn everything you need to know to setup, program, and troubleshooting the Allen-Bradley PanelView Plus, Plus 6, and Plus 7 line of HMI’s.

You’ll start by learning about all the different PanelView Plus models, as well as each unit’s unique features and limitations. You’ll also learn what networks and communications each model supports, as well as which versions of software and .MER Runtime files are supported on each.

Then you’re given a tour of the hardware, including where the communications ports and memory cards slots are located. You’ll even learn how to dis-assemble a panel and see where all the replaceable internal components are located, as well as how to install optional communications modules.

From there, you’ll learn how to use PanelView Plus Configuration Menu, walking through each of the different menus and settings, and learning how to accomplish key tasks like setting the panel’s Ethernet address, copying .MER Runtimes to and from the panel, as well as how to set the default startup application.

Next, you’ll learn how to use the PanelView Plus programming software, FactoryTalk View Studio, starting with how to get a FREE copy to use to follow along!

So much is actually covered in the software section that it wasn’t possible to list all of it here (see the lesson descriptions for full details!)

After learning all about creating, editing, and troubleshooting applications, you’ll move on to the final steps of making a Runtime file, and then transferring it to the PanelView Plus over a network as well as by using a USB, CF, or SD memory card.

Then in the final lesson you’re shown how to properly archive your application so it’s safely backup up for future use.

And if you have any questions about anything covered in the course, you’re encouraged to post your questions in the course’s discussion area as the instructor visits several times each week for the sole purpose of answering student questions.

Course Goals

At the end of this course, students will be able to…

  • Confidently setup, use, program, and troubleshoot the Allen-Bradley PanelView Plus
  • Understand how to get a free copy of View Studio Machine Edition programming software to use while taking this course
  • Identify the hardware and feature differences between the PanelView Plus, Plus Compact, Plus 6, and Plus 7
  • Setup and Change hardware settings using the Configuration Menu
  • Open, Edit, Create, and Download Applications to the PanelView Plus over a network or using a memory card
  • Create, Edit, and Troubleshoot Ethernet and Serial Communications using RSLinx Enterprise and MicroLogix, SLC-500, CompactLogix and ControlLogix programmable controllers

Who should take this course? Who should not?.

  • This PanelView Plus Basics Course is designed for anyone who would like to learn how to setup, program, and troubleshoot the Allen-Bradley PanelView Plus, PanelView Plus 6, and PanelView Plus 7 line of HMIs
  • This course will also be very helpful to those who need to learn how to use FactoryTalk View Studio Machine Edition, but is NOT intended to train users of FactoryTalk View Site Edition even though these two products are similar
  • This course is NOT designed to educate students on how to use any PanelView product that does not start with the words “PanelView Plus,” and was not designed to train users of the PanelView Standard, Enhanced, Component, 800, or 5500

What will students need to know or do before starting this course?

  • Students will need a basic understanding of how Microsoft Windows operates, as the software used runs on Microsoft Windows
  • Students will also find it helpful if they have at least some knowledge of what a PLC is, and if they don’t they may wish to first take the PLC Basics course by the same instructor

Section and Lesson Listing

Section 1: Course Introduction

Section 2: PanelView Plus Hardware

In this section you will learn everything you need to know about PanelView Plus Hardware

  • The PanelView Plus
  • The PanelView Plus 400, 600, and Compact
  • PanelView Plus Version Support
  • The PanelView Plus 6
  • The PanelView Plus 7

Section 3: Configuring the PanelView Plus

In this lesson you will learn about all the settings found in the PanelView Plus Configuration Menu

  • PanelView Plus Configuration Menu

Section 4: Introduction to FactoryTalk View

In this section you’re introduced to all the major components of FactoryTalk View Studio

  • How to get a free copy
  • Navigating the software
  • HMI Tags
  • System Settings
  • Graphics

Section 5: Creating and Editing Applications

In this section you’ll learn how to create and edit application settings, tags, and graphic displays

  • Application Settings
  • HMI Tag Creation
  • Graphic Displays
  • Panel, Text, & Image Objects
  • Numeric & String Display Objects
  • Create and Use Libraries
  • Display Navigation
  • Symbol Factory, Animation, and Numeric and String Input Objects
  • Aligning and Editing Objects

Section 6: Communications and Live Data

In this section you’ll learn how to setup communications in RSLinx Enterprise, as well as how to create Device tags and use Direct References

  • Configuring Communications
  • Creating Device Tags

Section 7: Advanced Graphic Display Design

In this section you’ll learn how to create and edit graphic displays which monitor and control your automation system

  • Using Device and Direct Tags
  • Basic Design and Control
  • Multistate Objects and Animation
  • Find and Replace

Section 8: Alarms

In this section you’ll learn how to create and edit Alarms

  • Creating and Editing Alarms

Section 9: Runtime and Archive Files

In this section you’ll learn how to create and transfer .MER Runtime files, as well as Application Archives

  • Using Removable Storage
  • Creating and Transferring .MER Runtime Files
  • Backing up your Application
  • Final Lesson

Appendix

  • How to find your local representation