I’m interested in seeing if anyone has a good solution for importing/exporting PLC tags from the Designer’s Tag Browser. Obviously Ignition has this feature, but the options for this appear to be limited to .xml or .json. However when exporting tags from Rockwell’s software (Studio 5000, RSLogix 5000, etc…) my only two options are .csv or .txt . There has got to be a work around for people that often wont have the convenience of “browsing” a live PLC.
For example, we may just be sent a copy of the PLC program or we have an upgrade project where we’re converting an older SLC 5/0x to a newer Compact/Control Logix. After we convert the program, how could we easily manipulate the older tag syntax (hypothetically speaking in Ignition) to the newer tag syntax ?
As an integrator, it was Ignition’s versatility and dynamic abilities that attracted me to it initially; especially since time is often precious. I’d love to hear from any integrators on this forum and what their approach has been to combat this issue.