Downloading to a Panvliew Plus

Introduction to Downloading to a Panvliew Plus terminal

Once a project is created and tested, the next step is to downloading to the Panelview Plus terminal unless you wish to run the application on your desktop.  If you are unfamiliar with how to start a project, read up on how to Create the FactoryTalk Project.

Before we download, you must first identify the revision of the Panelview Plus.     Generally, we can get this revision from the configuration screen.  If you do not have a “Shutdown” or “Configuration Mode” button, press the square in the lower left corner as the terminal boots up.

In the Configuration screen, go to Terminal Settings | System Information | About FractoryTalk View ME Station.   Be sure to write down the Revision.

We will also need the IP address.   To get the IP address, go to Terminal Settings, | Networks and Communications | Network Connections | Adapter Adapters, and press F2 to get (or set) the IP address.  In our case, the IP address is

Initial Considerations

Before you start, be sure to write down the revision of your panelview plus terminal.   You will find this on the configuration screen of the panelview plus terminal.

Because we must have the correct resolution in FactoryTalk View ME, go to “Project Settings”.   Be sure the proper panelview model is selected.

At this point, go to FactoryTalk View Enterprise (for communication), be sure the “Runtime” path has been configured.   This is the communication path the Panelview will use to access your processor at runtime.  If the path to your processor from your PC is the same as the path to the processor from the panelview, you can just “Copy from design to Runtime”

Build the Runtime File

Go to Application | Create Runtime Application.

Select Create Runtime

Next, we must name the runtime.   We will leave this at default, and let it assume the name of our studio application.   It’s very important to select the correct revision!!!   Then click “Save”

Name Runtime

You will see a progress bar as your runtime is being created.   Be patient with this.

Downloading to the Panelview Plus Terminal

After the runtime is created, we will transfer the application to the terminal.  Select Tools | Transfer Utility.

Transfer Utility

Be sure to press the Ellipsis (…) and select the runtime that you just created.  At last, browse for your panelview terminal, then click “Download”

Select Panelview and Runtime

At this point, you will see a progress bar.

Progress Bar

When you are finished downloading, you will receive a message that your transfer has completed successfully.

Transfer Complete

After you are finished, please be very patient.   It takes a while for the Panelview terminal to boot up after a download.    If you get an error that states the firmware revision is incorrect, double check the firmware of the terminal, and create a new runtime.

— Ricky Bryce

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