FAQ
 What are differences from display units?

There are differences between GP-Viewer EX and GP because their hardware devices are different, and GP-Viewer EX is a client of GP.
 
Feature
Operation/Action
Supported/
Unsupported
Screen
Mode
Description
Bit triggered Screen Capture
---
Supported
---
Does not perform. Instead, use [Screen Capture] on the toolbar.
Bit triggered Backup Internal Device
---
Supported
---
Gets contents backed up on the display unit so backups are synchronized.
Bit triggered Save Data to CF/SD Card
---
Supported
---
Clicking [Update Data in Storage] synchronizes contents.
Bit triggered SRAM Backup
---
Supported
---
Clicking [Screen Update] synchronizes SRAM data.
Check CF/SD Card Free Space
---
Supported
---
Clicking [Update Data in Storage] synchronizes contents.
Check USB Storage Free Space
---
Supported
---
Clicking [Update Data in Storage] synchronizes contents.
Alarm Feature History, Log, Active
Supported
---
Performs normally.
Printing Feature
Unsupported
---
Not supported.
Groups
Supported
---
Performs normally.
Sub-Display
Restricted
* See Description
Asynchronous
Synchronizes with the sub-display on the display unit.
Supported
Synchronous
Performs normally.
Special Switch
(Alarm History Switch)
Clear,
Clear All,
Clear Recovered Alarm,
Clear Acknowledged Alarm,
Clear All Recovered Alarms,
Clear All Acknowledged Alarms,
Clear All Number of Occurrences Fields,
Clear Individual Number of Occurrence Field,
Clear All Accumulated Time Fields,
Clear Individual Accumulated Time Field
Supported
---
Unable to clear from GP-Viewer EX. When cleared on the display unit, click [Screen Update] to synchronize data and also the data on GP-Viewer EX is cleared.
Special Switch
(Text Alarm Switch)
Confirm
Supported
---
Unable to define from GP-Viewer EX. When defined on the display unit, click [Screen Update] to synchronize data and also the data on GP-Viewer EX is defined.
Feature
Operation/Action
Supported/
Unsupported
Screen
Mode
Description
Alarm Parts
Sub Display
Restricted
* See Description
Asynchronous
Synchronizes with the sub-display on the display unit.
Supported
Synchronous
Performs normally.
Text Alarm Parts
Sub Display
Restricted
* See Description
Asynchronous
Synchronizes with the sub-display on the display unit.
Supported
Synchronous
Performs normally.
Recipe Feature
Data Transmission
Unsupported
---
Not supported.
Filing
Unsupported
---
Not supported.
Show CSV
Unsupported
---
Not supported.
File Manager
Unsupported
---
Not supported.
Sampling
Cllection, Saving, Total
Supported
---
[Screen Update] synchronizes SRAM data with [Update Cycle]
Historical Trend Graph
---
Supported
---
Performs normally.
Selector Switch
---
Supported
---
Performs normally.
Lamp
---
Supported
---
Performs normally.
Interlock
---
Supported
---
Performs normally.
Bit Switch
---
Supported
---
Performs normally.
Word Switch
---
Supported
---
Performs normally.
Data Display
---
Supported
---
Performs normally.
Graph
---
Supported
---
Performs normally.
Data Block Display Graph
---
Restricted
* See Description
---
From the [Block Graph] menu in GP-Viewer EX, the [Update], [Clear], and [Clear and Update] operations update all the channels.
Sound
---
Supported
---
Performs normally.
Message Display
---
Supported
---
Performs normally.
Picture Display
---
Supported
---
Performs normally.
Trigger Action
---
Unsupported
Asynchronous
Does not perform.
Restricted
* See Description
Synchronous
Results of the drawing feature are not reflected in GP-Viewer EX.
Text Table
---
Supported
---
Performs normally.
Feature
Operation/Action
Supported/
Unsupported
Screen
Mode
Description
Script
D-Script
Restricted
* See Description
Synchronous
Although Script runs, results of the drawing feature are not reflected in GP-Viewer EX.
Unsupported
Asynchronous
Does not perform.
Global D-Script
Restricted
* See Description
Synchronous
Although Script runs, results of the drawing feature are not reflected in GP-Viewer EX.
Unsupported
Asynchronous
Does not perform.
Extended Script
Restricted
* See Description
Synchronous
Although Script runs, results of the drawing feature are not reflected in GP-Viewer EX.
Unsupported
Asynchronous
Does not perform.
2-Color Backlight Switching
---
Unsupported
---
Not supported.
Symbols and Variables
---
Supported
---
Performs normally.
Start Time
---
Restricted
* See Description
Synchronous
Begins to display after staring up and upon completion of communication with a display unit.
Standby Mode
---
Unsupported
---
GP-Viewer EX does not turn the screen off.
---
Unsupported
---
GP-Viewer EX does not switch screens.
Error Display
---
Supported
---
Shows display unit errors. GP-Viewer EX errors are highlighted in red.
System Errors
---
Supported
---
GP-Viewer EX displays errors.
Device Monitor
---
Unsupported
Synchronous
Not supported.
Remote PC Access
---
Unsupported
---
Not displayed.
Movie Player
---
Unsupported
---
Not displayed.
Movie Player Switch
---
Unsupported
---
Not displayed.
Video Module Display
---
Unsupported
---
Not displayed.
Ladder Monitor (Logic)
---
Unsupported
---
Not supported.
Ladder Monitor (Device/PLC)
---
Unsupported
---
Not supported.
Logic Feature
---
Unsupported
---
Not supported.
Japanese FEP Keypad Help
---
Restricted
* See Description
---
Remembering inputs from GP-Viewer EX is available only when GP-Viewer EX is running and is cleared after restarting.
Feature
Operation/Action
Supported/
Unsupported
Screen
Mode
Description
Bar Code
---
Unsupported
---
Not supported.
Printer
---
Unsupported
---
Not supported.
File Manager Parts
---
Restricted
* See Description
---
Refers to the local folder in GP-Viewer EX computer. The file is updated when performing the [Update Data in Storage] operation. The select Movie operation is not supported.
Offline Mode
---
Unsupported
---
Not supported.


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