As of DBDOC 10.5.1, new support has been added for building in 800xA graphics extracted using tools provided by Assyst. This support is for PG2 graphics; to build your VB graphics into your DBDOC project, please see Making a backup of 800xA AFW files.
The usage of the Assyst Tools Controller is detailed below; if you have any issues with the functionality or other bugs, or think of a feature or function you wish it had, do not hesitate to contact GMCL.
The first tab allows for licensing the Assyst tools. You should start by running the Info program, which will generate an Info.txt file. After filling in the handful of fields at the top of the file (to the best of your ability), send the Info.txt file to GMCL. GMCL will send back a license file for the Assyst tools, which you should place in the Info directory (opened by the corresponding button).
Once you've licensed and set up the PG2 extraction utility, you can run it from this tab.
You can also schedule a task from here, or delete it if you want to schedule a different one. This uses the task name "AssystPG2Extraction". If you'd rather set your own task, you will need to append the argument "-mode=auto", otherwise the PG2 extraction utility will open on schedule but merely wait for a user to press the Start button.
From this tab, you can also view the Readme, open the base directory containing both "AssystBin" (the programs) and "Graphics" (where the "AssystInfo" and "AssystSnapshot" folders with the extracted graphics are located), or automatically zip up the extracted graphics (which will create a .7z file in the base directory).
On the Log tab you can check the current session's log for explanations if anything has gone wrong, or open the full log file to view previous errors or debug messages. By default, this log is located in C:\DBDOC\AssystBin\launcher.log. This does not contain any errors encountered by the Assyst tools themselves.
At this point we'll send you back a "800xA_Assyst_License.txt" file. You may want to do a backup with 800xA Backup And Ghost, just in case, although we have no reason to expect any issues.
1. You need to grab the right version of the Assyst PG2 extraction tool from "C:\DBDOC\AssystBin\PG2 Version ##". These are
- 800xA_ASSYST10.exe for ABB 800xA Version 5.0 SP2 with process graphics PG2
- 800xA_ASSYST11.exe for ABB 800xA Version 5.1 with GraphicKernel.dll Version 2011
- 800xA_ASSYST12.exe for ABB 800xA Version 5.1 with GraphicKernel.dll Version 2012 or later
- 800xA_ASSYSTV6.exe for ABB 800xA Verison 6.0
2. We will be including what version we believe you to have (based on the Info.txt) in the email that supplies you with the license file. So copy the three files ("800xA_Assyst_License.txt", and the corresponding 800xA_ASSYST##.exe and 800xA_ASSYST##.exe.config for your PG2 version) into whichever of the following paths exist for you:
C:\Program Files\ABB Industrial IT\Operate IT\Process Portal A Graphics\Bin C:\Program Files\ABB Industrial IT\Operate IT\Process Portal A\Bin C:\Program Files (x86)\ABB Industrial IT\Operate IT\Process Portal A\Bin C:\Program Files (x86)\ABB800xA\Base\Bin
3. Run the 800xA_ASSYST##.exe program from the directory you've copied it to. This may take quite some time (it will show the progress numerically).
4. The output will be saved to C:\DBDOC in two folders, "C:\DBDOC\Graphics\AssystInfo" (containing encrypted information about the graphics) and "C:\DBDOC\Graphics\AssystSnapshot" (containing what are essentially screenshots of the current states of the graphics).
While you can now build in your data by choosing the "C:\DBDOC\Graphics" folder in the BuildPlus database selector, GMCL would appreciate data from as many systems as possible to ensure that our 800xA PG2 support is solid, as well as any feedback you might have.
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