WorkSuite – project example

WorkSuite allows creation of ‘projects’ that each store a complete RTU application.  A project can be shared amongst RTUs and interact with library files of programs and user defined functions and function blocks, making re-use and version control easy.  WorkSuite also provides interfaces for managing I/O, database variables, communications channels and protocols and has impressive debugging tools to aid with getting systems operational.

Creating an example project with I/O, Modbus and DNP3 protocols

1 - create a new project
Creating a new project is easy! Give it a name and choose the program language. You can change it and add more programs in different languages later...
2 - setup the RTU I/O
Use the RTU Configurator to upload the I/O modules from your RTU - or add them from the menu if offline
3 - review I/O setup
Click on an I/O module to access its setup parameters if required eg. set analog scaling and filtering, or invert a DI, or set the failsafe output action (ON, OFF, or KEEP)
4 - create the I/O variables
The I/O variables wizard makes it quick to create variables for the RTU I/O channels
5 - download and watch it!
Prove your basic RTU application works by downloading it to the RTU and observing the I/O
6 - add some logic
Add a program and get familiar with logic editor. Then download the updates and prove it works!
7 - add a Modbus slave
Use the Fieldbus Configurator to enable Modbus, then drag in the variables to be exposed as Modbus points
8 - add a DNP3 slave
Use the Fieldbus Configurator to enable DNP3 slave, drag in variables to expose as DNP3 points to the Profile editor and set the attributes (event class, etc)

Find out more using the links below.

WorkSuite - unleashes RTU functionality
Technical Overview of WorkSuite Functionality