Input and output field

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Picture objectsET/MT-3x6, ET/MT-2x8Create picture objectIn / Output fieldsInput and output field


Input / output fields are place holders for digital variables, analog variables or strings.


Use Tools toolbar ito create such input / output fields.


Tools toolbar:



Click the symbol for an input / output field in the cicon2 Tools Toolbar.


The mouse pointer changes to the selected symbol. cursor_Ein_Ausgabefeld


Position the object on the image.
Press and hold down the left mouse button and drag a field having the requested object size.
In the image, the field is marked with a frame and editing handles for modifying its size.





modifies the width of the selected object


modifies the height of the selected object


modifies the height and width of the selected object


Release the left mouse button again.
The dialogue including the field properties is displayed.




Description of properties:




Actual/set value

An input/output field can either be used to enter set values or to display actual values.

Type of display


Default setting


Input as decimal number


Input as hexadecimal number


Input in binary form

Access restrictions

Allocation of access authority

0, 1, 2 or 3

Using the access authorization, inputs can be password-protected.

Level 3 is the highest access authorization. Level 0 permits access to each user without entering a password.


Arbitrary comment for information purposes.

Information regarding the field can be entered in the comment field. Comments are used for explanation purposes in SPSPlusWIN.



Specifies the foreground and background colour attributes which are activated, if the variable value is between the upper and lower limit values.

upper limit

Specifies the foreground and background colour change when reaching the upper limit value.

lower limit

Specifies the foreground and background colour change when reaching the lower limit value.



When selecting this option, the multiplexing tab is displayed.

In this tab, all specifications for multiplexing variables can be determined and/or modified.


Digital, analog or string

Use the pull-down menu to specify the type of the variable to be displayed.


Selects or creates a variable.

Use the pull-down menu to select an existing variable or to create a new one.


Opens the dialogue including the properties of the variable.


Process connection

Information on the programmed process connection

The displayed process connection provides information on the address used by the analog variable.



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