I’ve been teaching myself Ignition with much help from the forum both in directly asking questions and also looking at other people’s solutions. I am new to Python and scripting in general and this is where most of my problems arise. The user manual generally gets me most of the way to a solution but I find that it is more of a reference manual that a teaching manual.
If there were a learning guide that guided a user step by step through most of Ignition’s features, I would certainly use it. I am thinking along the lines of walking a user through building a sample Ignition project that would include database support and nearly all of Ignition’s features.
A student (like myself) could buy a MicroLogix 1100, get RSLogix 500 for free, get Ignition Panel Edition for free and get MySQL for free. A student could, with this minimal investment, have all of the tools necessary to get a start in this trade. Perhaps this would build some brand loyalty toward Ignition much like Allen Bradley is doing by providing RSLogix 500 for free that will program a ML1000/ML1100.
I know you guys have much more important stuff to do than developing a learning guide but I’d sure like to have one.