I am running PAC Control Basic and PAC Display Basic version 9.3 and I am using the PAC Sim controller. I am having problems with PAC Sim. When I go on runtime mode, there is an error saying that there is a communication failure which makes sense because I am not connected with any brain therefore there is no I/O. So my question is how would I go about fixing the connections without the brain. Do I have to individually go through each Input and set the values or is there an easier way ? I have read and somewhat understood what the Simulation Commands is trying to say on FORM 1701 so is there any examples of this online or on youtube?
My another question is regarding the alarms. I am trying to make a chart which would check if my PC has crashed. That chart interacts with the Alarm Points in the PAC Display via the tag : PC_Crash_Status. Now the operator does not in anyway interact with the PC_Crash_Status variable because that’s between the PAC Control and PAC Display, so there is not a button he can click to send a value letting the strategy know that it’s time to move on. The only time the Operator sees the PC crash is when the PC actually crashed and he cannot physically do anything with the PC. Now I have read the Alarm section in the PAC Display user guide ( very well written I might add! ) but my question here would be am I going about this the wrong way with the alarms ? If so, do you think there is a better alternative. My thought process of choosing this was to make the operator interact with the Display ( during Runtime ) as little as possible this is why I chose the alarms.
Thank you, I really hope I can get great feedback on both these problems.