How to Import Unity Pro Project Variables Into Vijeo Designer

Objective
This document is designed to assist you with exporting the variables from a Unity Pro PLC project and importing them for use into a new Vijeo Designer project. Software Version used in the project are Unity
Pro XL v13.1 – 180823C & Vijeo Designer v6.2.5.36 SP 5 36-34.

Required Software

  • Unity Pro
  • Vijeo Designer

References
Screenshots are from Unity Pro XL v13.1 – 180823C & Vijeo Designer v6.2.5.36 SP 5 36-34

From Unity Pro, export variables in *.XVM file format, for example "export.XVM". Ensure that you have recent Build on your Unity Pro project. Right click on Variables and FB instances and choose Export.

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Choose a location, name for the File name: and set the Save as type: to *.XVM. Click on Export.

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Launch Vijeo Designer 6.2

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Follow the dialog windows accordingly. Choose Create new Project and click on Next.

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Assign a Project Name and click on Next.

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Assign a Target Name, Target Type and Model. Click on Next.

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Make a choice whether to complete Target Setup or Enable Audit trails (this can be configured later). Click on Next.

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Add Equipment List is desired (this will be configured later). Click on Finish. 

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In the Navigator window's Project tab, right click the I/O Manager node and choose New Driver to configure the PLC equipment. 

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Choose the Schneider Electric Industries SAS as the Manufacturer, choose Modbus TCP/IP for the Driver and the Modbus Equipment option in Equipment. Click on OK.

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Configure the Equipment Address fields and click on OK.

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Right-click the Variables node and click Link Variables.

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In the Link Variables dialog navigate to the location you had saved the Unity Pro *.XVM. Set the Files of type to *.XVM. Click on the *.XVM on Open.

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Processing the symbols can take some time.

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Either choose Select All or individually select the variables to import. Be aware the equipment folder has a capacity for 2000 new elements. 

You may filter the selection by BOOL, REAL, INT & STRING:

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Choose your filter if more than 2000 elements, choose your Create As and click on Add.

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You will be prompted to confirm your variable creation. Click on Yes.

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When creation is complete you will be presented with the New Variables From Equipment dialog will show the created variables greyed out. You can then re-filter, re-select and re-create more additional variables. Click on Close when you are finished creating your New Variables From Equipment.

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If there are conflicts on creation, you will be notified. Take note of the exceptions and refer to the help files or contact Technical Support. Click on Close.

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You will see the created variables in your Variable Editor.

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For further information or Technical Support on Schneider Electric, you can contact 1-888-266-8705 or
online www.schneider-electric.ca or Schneider Portal

  
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