Upload/Download Project Utility

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Uploading/Downloading Projects

Movicon projects can be uploaded to WinCE or Win32/64 devices using the "Upload" window accessible through the "Upload Project to Device/FTP..." command found in the "Tool Bar" or from the menu which appears by right clicking on the project name in the Project Explorer Window. This is how the Upload window will appear:

Setup of Target Device

To utilize the Upload/Download tool in Movicon the TCPUploadServer.exe (Windows Standard otherwise for Windows CE devices CEUploadServer.exe) must be started on the target device. It can be found in the Movicon installation directory C:\Program Files (x86)\Progea\Movicon 11.3 (C:\Program Files\Progea\Movicon 11.3 for 32 bit machines). This can be manually done or by placing a shortcut in the Startup folder of Windows (for CE devices a startup utility may be available depending on provider).

Uploading to Device

Once this Upload Server is running on the target device, take note of the devices IP address as you will need this information.  Moving back to the development PC with the Upload/Download window open, enter the devices IP address in the Server: field.  If you are transferring a project to a Windows Standard machine you will need to enter a user name and password with Administrative rights that matches an admin user on the target device. This is not necessary if transferring a project to a Windows CE device.

Next step is to select the path that you will send the project to on the remote device. Make sure you choose a directory (folder) to keep your project files organized in a single folder.

Select Default Speed (Local Network) and press close:

Select a directory location:

You can manually create a folder after you have selected a location:

By entering a folder name after the …\MoviconProjects\MyProject\:

Once this is complete you can press the Upload Project button:

The log of file transfers will be shown in the lower area of the utility window. When the transfer is complete the text "Upload terminated successfully!" will appear.

Other Options

"Start Device Project" command
This command will first stop any project running on the device, then starts up the last uploaded project, being the one set in the boot file. An error message will be generated, if there is no boot file or if it does not contain a valid project.

This command can only be used when connected to the device through the TCP or MS ActiveSync plugin.

"Attach to Process..." command
Once the project has been uploaded to the device and put into run mode, it can be connected to using the "Attach to Process..." command to perform project debugs. This will allow you to display variable values, perform script debugs, etc... For further information about this function please refer to the section on "Remote Project Debugs" in the Movicon programming guide.

"Stop Device Project" command
This command stops any project running on the device.
This command is only possible when connected to the device through the TCP or MS ActiveSync plugin.

"Erase Device Memory Card" Command
This command deletes all the contents of the folder specified in the "Upload Device Path", and allows you to empty the compact flash without accessing the panel directly.

All the files included in the specified path will be deleted without controlling file type. Therefore each time this command is invoked you will be asked to confirm in order for this operation to proceed. cancellation before this procedure goes ahead.

"Create Device Shortcut" Command (Windows CE)
Once the project has been uploaded to the device you can create a shortcut to the device in order to run it. The "Create Device Shortcut" button creates a link in the device's Main Memory, through which the project is put into run mode.

Movicon creates this shortcut to the project in the device's Main Memory. This means that the link will be lost when the device is restarted and for which we advice you to copy it in the Compact Flash.

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