PAC Display and Recipes


#1

We have always had problems with recipes. Each recipe file contains about 1250 Floating point values. First problem is it takes too long to Download a file (sometimes 8-10 seconds). I initially thought it was because we were running on a wireless Ethernet connection. I don’t believe that to be true any more. Secondly, when you “upload” a recipe file it comes up with this annoying error window that says “Error in line 92 (or 127 or whatever) of the upload recipe template”. Sometimes it takes 3-4-5-6 tries before it actually saves it. And yeah, I did not have to fix the template file. It just finally makes it through the save.

With that said, I always thought it was because of the wireless connection. However, I recently set this up to run on the local computer using PAC Display and SoftPAC and it hasn’t improved at all. I figured it would be very fast for the Download recipe and the Upload Recipe (without errors). I have tried everything. Things I tried:

I updated the software to current. (R9.5002-339)
I disabled virus software and firewall.
I made sure only 1 window was open in PAC Display Runtime.
I made sure there was a 1ms delay in each chart that is running in the strategy.

Things that might be helpful:
I am running Windows 10 64bit (it didn’t work right on Windows 7 either)
The scan time in SoftPAC is less than 1 mSec. Usually runs at .10-.30 mSec or 100-300 microseconds.
This is a brand new Lenovo All in One PC. The only software I loaded is Acrobat Reader, Chrome and PAC Project.
I am using only 1 instance of PAC Display.
There are only 5 Charts running in the Strategy on SoftPAC.

Can SoftPAC and Display Runtime do this and do this fast? Am I asking too much of this?

I am suppose to have this prepared for a Product Show next week. Imagine trying to show a potential client how to save a recipe to the local hard drive and these errors keep coming up or the Download is really slow. I guarantee nobody wants to hear what my boss said if I can’t get this to work correctly.

I am open to any suggestions here. Is there a faster way of doing this? Any help would be appreciated.


#2

This reply probably comes to you too late, but since you have soft pac, the controller file location is the hard drive and you can read/write to a file from within control and make your own “recipe”.