Description Save to file “filename” Send to screen Send to printer Send to screen and save to file “filename” Send to Printer and save to file “filename” Send to screen and printer Send to screen and printer and save to file “filename” Copy “filename1” to “filename2” or
Copy “filename1” to “filename2” (NEW) Copy file1 and file2 to file3 (file concatenation) Delete file “filename” Copy “filename” to printer Start “program” in a separate window (NEW) Eject page from printer (purge printer) (NEW)
Backup filename in case of error is “filename” (NEW)
“=NEW” If found as suffix to any filename, will delete existing filename with that name, then start saving to it so that from that point on data file data is new. Conforms to SAA APC 7.0 convention. Effectively the same as doing an “
File commands For file commands, the F,L,B,D,A,C,X,O and J data log commands, the default path is apc\datalog which can be overridden with the use of a path in the filename. Filenames can be anything that conforms to Windows rules like longer than 8 characters and imbedded spaces. Copy command. APC 7.0 treats the space as a delimiter between the two files names in the
Application Mode Service Panel Emulation - Application mode works somewhat differently than APC 7.0. There are no letter keys on the display window because they are replaced with keyboard input. Unused keys are not shown. Keys F1 to F11 and ALT-F7 has similar functions as in the maintenance mode. Where the Alt key was used in APC 7.0 to access the second set of actions for a key, APC 8.1 selects that action by merely clicking on the text above the button. When a modifiable table is selected, it is displayed in a text box that can contain up to about 70 chars. Use the keyboard and mouse to edit the text box to the desired change then press the enter key on the window or F6 or Enter key on the keyboard. The blue number keys can only be used to select the right table or analyzer. They won't put number characters in the text box. The arrow keys will work for single space movement, if repeat action is desired, us the arrow keys on the keyboard. Table Editor The Table Editor program is the APC 7.0 version. See its help for information. File Make and List These functions, which are run from the Tools Menu option, use the programs adblist.exe and adbmake.exe The Edit ADL function uses the selected editor: edit.com, notepad.exe, or any other editor of choice. Set the editor under the Menu option Editor. The ADB to ADL function converts an uploaded .adb file into an editable .adl file. ADL to new remakes an .adb file with the extension .new. The editor versions also rename the headers in the adblist output file (*.adl) and adbmake output file (*.new) to that of the name of the original file to be converted is used rather than the temporary name. The names are truncated to 25 characters in adblist and 24 characters in adbmake. Note also that if using Edit.com as the editor, full Windows file names are not permitted (e.g. no spaces in file names) Saved Chromatogram Display Chromatograms are saved from the Load Program button on the Service Panel. Once it is saved, the APC has two choices for chromatogram display: The APC 7.0 chromatogram display program, or the chromy99.exe shareware program. These can be set and saved under the Menu Settings option. Both of these programs have limitations. There are no plans by Siemens Applied Automation to enhance these programs or fix problems. The recommendation is to use Advance EZChrom, if available.
Real Time Chromatogram Display Real-Time chromatogram display is selected from the file drop down menu on the service panel maintenance screen. An analyzer must be displayed for it to work. Select the detector under the Change Detector option. Options are available to set the span, attenuation, and update rate. Also available are functions to print and freeze the display. Debug Debug is intended only for the programmer’s use in debugging the program. It displays the data going back and forth between the PC and the PCI card as well as other parameters. Customer use of this feature is discouraged and no technical support will be available from Siemens Applied Automation. Unsupported APC 7.0 Functions MOVEF, and FTIR commands not supported in APC 8.1. Phone Link capability is not supported.
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