How to Use Panel Builder 1400e Software 15 to Create Customized Control Panels
If you are looking for a powerful and easy-to-use software to design and program your own control panels, you might want to check out Panel Builder 1400e Software 15. This software is compatible with the PanelView 1400e operator terminals, which are rugged and reliable devices that can handle various industrial applications.
In this article, we will show you how to use Panel Builder 1400e Software 15 to create customized control panels for your specific needs. We will cover the following topics:
How to install and launch the software
How to create a new project and configure the settings
How to add and edit objects on the screen
How to test and download the project to the terminal
How to Install and Launch the Software
To install Panel Builder 1400e Software 15, you need a PC running Windows XP or later, with at least 512 MB of RAM and 200 MB of free disk space. You also need a USB or serial cable to connect your PC to the terminal.
You can download the software from the official website of Rockwell Automation, the manufacturer of PanelView 1400e terminals. You will need to register and provide some information before you can access the download link. Once you have downloaded the software, follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
To launch the software, double-click on the Panel Builder 1400e icon on your desktop or in your Start menu. You will see a splash screen followed by the main window of the software.
How to Create a New Project and Configure the Settings
To create a new project, click on File > New Project in the menu bar. You will see a dialog box where you can enter a name and a description for your project. You can also choose a folder where you want to save your project files.
After you click OK, you will see another dialog box where you can configure the settings for your project. You can select the model and size of your terminal, the communication protocol and port, the language and font, and other options. You can also specify the security level and password for your project if you want to protect it from unauthorized access.
After you click OK again, you will see a blank screen in the main window of the software. This is where you will design your control panel.
How to Add and Edit Objects on the Screen
To add objects on the screen, you can use the toolbar on the left side of the window. You can choose from various types of objects, such as buttons, indicators, text boxes, graphs, gauges, etc. You can also use the library browser on the right side of the window to access predefined objects that are grouped by categories.
To add an object, simply drag and drop it from the toolbar or library browser onto the screen. You can resize and move it by using the handles around it. You can also copy and paste objects by using the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V.
To edit an object, double-click on it or right-click on it and select Properties. You will see a dialog box where you can change various attributes of the object, such as its name, label, color, shape, size, position, visibility, etc. You can also assign tags and expressions to link the object to data sources or logic functions.
How to Test and Download the Project to the Terminal
To test your project before downloading it to the terminal, you can use the simulation mode of the software. To enter simulation mode, click on Tools > Simulation in the menu bar or press F5 on your keyboard. You will see a window that shows how your control panel will look like on the terminal. You can interact with it by using your mouse or keyboard as if it were a real terminal.
To exit simulation mode, click on Tools > Simulation again or press F5 again.
To download your project to the terminal, you need to connect your PC to the terminal by using a USB or serial cable. Then, click on Transfer > Download in the menu bar or press F9 on your keyboard. You will see a dialog box where you can select which files you want to download and which a474f39169