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31 - I need a PcVue training, should I go to a specific location or can I have a training in my premise?

If you want to attend to a training you can contact your sales representative, or look at our website training calendar for France (Calendar). Our different international offices do conduct in-house training as well. Get in touch with them.

There are several types of training (beginner to expert), these are done in our premises or at the customer (depending on your need). You can get training path details on this page.

32 - Which kind of scripting language or SDK I have in PcVue to perform specific treatment?

Two types of languages are available on PcVue: Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), and SCADA BASIC.
Please note that many animations are already built-in PcVue and don't require programming.
There are 3 SDK (Software development kit) available for PcVue:

  • Manager toolkit : a toolkit for interfacing with real-time and alarm data managers for PcVue;
  • Protocol toolkit : a toolkit to implement your own integrated data acquisition drivers;
  • Web services toolkit

33 - If I have a PLC communication issue on PcVue, how will I see it on my mimics ?

Variables in PcVue application display NS COM error message in the event viewer or in the application Explorer when they no longer communicate with any PLC.
For instance, measures'values appear with question mark (?), and bit values appear with a customizable specified color. Several system variables are automatically created to provide communication status.
There is also information on the quality of the variable, VTQ (Timestamp and Quality), see KB728

34 - How can I link directly data from my PLC to automatically create the PcVue Database & avoid double data entry ?

PcVue proposes the "Smart Generator" tool which allows to export automatically data from your PLC to PcVue. This tool can communicate with several types of equipment; you will find more information following Smart Generator link.

35 - How PcVue can easily provide data to a third party application ?

PcVue can communicate with several applications using different toolkits:

  • Manager toolkit : a toolkit for interfacing with real-time and alarm data managers for PcVue
  • Protocol toolkit : a toolkit to implement your own integrated data acquisition drivers;

PcVue has also several built-in types of connections to provide data to any other software :

  • OPC Server
  • SNMP Agent
  • Web services server for Real time, Alarms and Historical data
  • Modbus TCP/IP Slave
  • REST API server
  • ....

37 - Is PcVue compatible with timestamped protocols ?

Yes, PcVue is compatible with different timestamp protocols such as OPC, BacNet, IEC, MODBUS, S7 ISO…

38 - Is PcVue certified DNV Kema for 61850 drivers ?

PcVue has received the certificate of conformance for its IEC 61850 implementation from DNV KEMA, the leading testing organization in the power domain. The certification follows testing at KEMA Protocol Competence and Test Center in Arnhem, Netherlands, and verifies that the PcVue 61850 client driver meets the requirements as defined by the UCA International Users Group.

39 - I want to use WebVue, should I use a specific Server to run the Web server?

It depends on the number of Web Client you will connect

  • Less than 5, you can use an existing Scada Station / HMI Station or Server Station
  • More than 5 you will need to use a specific adapted machine (Ram, CPU...)

In both cases, we provide a tool named PcVue Web Deployment Console (WDC) to help you to deploy your Web Server.

Be aware that the web server hosting PcVue web components is based on Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)

The performances of the WebClient depends also on the Web browser you will use, the best performances we observed are with Chrome, Firefox and Safari. 

To perform the best deployement, with cyber security approach, we strongly invite you to read carefuly our whitepaper 'Web & Mobile client for supervision systems' 

You can also refer to PcVue help for more information.

40 - Where can I find the Windows OS which are validated for my PcVue version?

The list of validated OS for a given PcVue version may be found in the « Readme » file (« System requirements » section) related to this version. This file can be accessed in PcVue startup menu or in PcVue main installation directory.

You can find the list of Operating Systems which are  compatible  with each PcVue versions in the following file: PcVue versions matrix