Can anyone point me to the best Ignition equivalent to the Local Message Display object that is available in FTView Studio?
I’m looking to have a step number integer in the PLC and have a string display in HMI which reads the integer and then displays a description of the step as the sequencer advances.
The Multi-state indicator pretty much does what I’m looking for, but I had some questions about it’s capabilities and maybe someone can recommend a different/better object to do what I’m looking for.
Firstly, using the Styles of the Multi-State, I cut it down to just 2 columns, State and Text which is pretty much all I need. Is there a way to save/export/templatize a style…ie can I have a global style with this integer to string mapping and refer to it on multiple displays? For saving the values, I can see the copy/paste from clipboard feature, which lets me copy it into a text file…is there a way to export/import these in a native format or store them to a library?
Second question is whether there is any way to make the text in the style dynamic, ie reference a tag value. So my message could be something like “Step 5 - Timer expires in " & tagvalue & " seconds”. In FTView, the messages object lets you put in a tag reference directly into the string using a browse.