I am experimenting with the Groov Win Server as a replacement for our existing HMI. Our system is very simple, we have 7 snap-pac controllers and usually only one hmi screen. We are currently using a high-end 3rd-party HMI, but support is getting bad and we would like to replace. The Groov View system does not have the bells and whistles like the current system, but it is simple. I have had to do a number of work-arounds to make the Groov View work like our current system.
I am wanting to confirm something – at first I was disappointed that I could not use the “visibility” attribute with the gadgets since it required boolean tags – and the Snap Pac does not have that data type (except with i/o points). However in playing around I noticed that even though in the tag selector for visibility the integer type was grayed out, by selecting and double-clicking I could still use it (integer as true/false indication). So my question is, is this a feature that was intended to work that way? Will future versions of Groov View continue to have this feature? I don’t want to do a lot of programming work and expense and then see that ability removed as if it were a bug or something.