Just wanted to get some different opinions of using UDT’s in your projects.
- Are they complex UDT’s?
- Do you use them with Modbus devices?
- Do you mix them with other tag types or use UDT’s exclusivly?
The company I work for is trying to figure out if UDT’s would fit well into the projects we do.
One of the main drivers behind using UDT’s is the ability to easily link them to templates and to easily manage alarm limits. However, we have methods in place now that work perfectly with just OPC and memory tags.
Up until now I have never deployed UDT’s in a project because modicon processors do not have UDT’s so it seemed to me to be more of a time sync to create UDT’s verses just creating flat OPC tags.
By the way, given that alarm limits should be much easier to write, I have put a new topic on the ideas forum. Please upvote it if you agree with me that all properties should be read/write instead of just a few of the properties.