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2007-12-18 ActWin 3.70  

News:

- Possible to use multiple program units and specify "normal scan" or "Subroutine/Interrupt" type of program unit
- Automatic creation of "Normal scan" and "Subroutine/Interrupt" program units during Open and Upload from PLC (optional, see Readme.txt)
- Enhanced search, possible to specify search in symbol names, address, or comments
- Enhanced search, now highlights elements in more detail like individual symbols in coils and arguments in arithmetic and compare boxes
- Enhanced search, now shows message "Search has reached the bottom, continue from top?"
- Search option "Smart address search" that finds e.g. WX0001 when searching for WX1
- Search + Replace functionality in Program Window
- New filter function in Symbol view, now possible to specify "All", "Special Internal", "Unused" or custom selections
- New extra filter functions in Symbol view, possible to also filter by size "BOOL", "WORD" and "DWORD"
- Improved User interface, now using docking project window, easily repositioned and also easily showed/hidden using toolbar button
- Improved display of unused symbols (now viewed via symbol window filter)
- Possibility to import symbols containing "placeholders" "{n}" that can be replaced during paste (like Actsip-H macro)
- The free NANO driver now supports all Micro-EH (with program size limitation 3k steps)
- Password protection for projects
- Possibility to change rack sizes without deleting and rebuilding complete config
- Monitoring and entering of IEE floating point data in monitor window
- Simplified BOOL monitor data setting by right click menus "Set On/Set Off" instead of text input window
- Improved monitoring response after "Set value" operation during monitor
- Remember the last selected timebase when creating timers
- Translation table for special characters for importing Actsip-H projects (ini file, see Readme.txt)
- Improved the ladder grid editor to automatically place contact using only one click when only one connection points exists
- Improved the ladder grid editor to simplify adding parallel coil objects
- Improved the ladder grid editor, sometimes it was difficult to connect coils to macro/fb unit outputs
- Improved the ladder grid editor, show "coil" cursor in editor when placing parallel object and only coil is possible
- Added missing option "Allow Run in case of Expansion error" in CPU Run settings dialog box
- Communication options to improve H2XX communication
- Tag database can now be saved in both Serial and Ethernet formats
- "Symbol search" dialogs now remembers new default PLC address and size only after symbol creation (not after choosing existing) which is more desired
- Information about the currently used target driver is now included in the Project properties dialog

Corrected:

- Support for UDP protocol in ethernet communications, can solve some practical ethernet problems in some cases
- The usage of handshake signals in RS-232 is changed back to pre 3.60 to make all types of cables work
- Improved TCP/IP and UDP/IP reliability when using slow networks
- Problem when Uploading program and/or config from a "single unit" type PLC (e.g. Micro-EH) into an existing "large" rack based configuration and v.v.
- After uploading the "Program size" display sometimes reported double actual number of steps
- Deletetion of symbols during Monitor could cause problems
- Corrected erratic windows behaviour during move/resize
- TM timer nr larger than 256 could report syntax errors because syntax incorrectly used only lower 8 bits in 16-bit timer number
- Projects saved using standard H-series driver or Micro driver can now be opened using "lower" level drivers as long as the actual projects are supported by the lower level driver
- Projects saved by a "lower" level driver can now always be opened by "higher" level driver
- In the "Coil Property" box, radio buttons "Positive/Negative transition" did not work correctly
- Copy/paste timer/counter could incorrectly report address "Already in use" conflict even if pasted address was not in use
- Copy/Paste symbols over conflicting addresses preserved old comment, this was by design but not desired so changed to overwrite old comment
- Import from Actsip-H lost comments when symbol names were empty ('-')
- Some arithmetic instructions in the library had illegal names (containing spaces like "XY R/W") which disturbed the box syntax checking function
- Menu "New Data memory All" did not work
- Option "Tag Database" default is now FALSE
- SYmbol declarations (L/I/O) were shown incorrectly in the project tree
- Using arrow keys after deleting main program crashed program
- Adding a symbol name in the "Module SYmbols/Addresses" window could cause crash
- Editing of ladder element via keyboard Shift+Enter (instead of mouse click) was not recognized by the Undo function
- Dragging POU to User lib was not recognized by the Undo function
- Dragging a User Function from project tree into ladder editor did not work
- Changing name for a User Function could cause crash
- Was possible to change declaration status (L/I/O toolbar buttons in symbol view) for program symbols
- Clicking in Program window during an uncompleted editing operation in a cell in Symbol window could cause problem
- HEX display mode was not always preserved when uploading from PLC (arithmetic box instruction COPY only)
- Missing text in progress bar in status pane during syntax check
- Some cleanup of display icons
- Added clarifying note regarding Scan time readings and internal R7F6 in the CPU status display
- The information for driver version is improved in the Select Driver list box when creating new project
- Attempt to Run/Stop PLC using NANO or MICRO driver does not show meaningless message "Key not in remote position", instead better "Operation not supported by PLC"
- Empty code box is now reported as error during syntax check
- Monitoring windows did not display minitor data if opened when monitoring was active
- Symbol window was not updated correctly after switch from Ladder view to normal view (SFC)
- The supplied Actsip-H demo project now contains all files to avoid an annoying warning message to occur first of all when exploring this function
- Was possible to drag/drop SFC program units between project and User Library which is not supported

 
 

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