Graphic list field

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Picture objectsET/MT-3x6, ET/MT-2x8Create picture objectGraphic list field


For indicating the condition of a process parameter, a symbolic output in the form of a graphic can also be used instead of a numeric representation of the variable value. When using the symbolic output, the value and/or value area is also presented as graphic. Using a graphic, you can visualize, for instance, conditions of machine system elements. The variable values are assigned to symbolic graphics by means of graphic lists. Graphic lists are always to be used for indicating the actual value.


The toolbar is available to create input/output fields.


Tools toolbar:





Click the symbol for a graphic list in the cicon2 Tools Toolbar.


The mouse pointer changes to the selected symbol. cursor_grafikliste_object_d


Position the object on the screen and briefly click on the left mouse button.
The menu for field properties will pop up.





Select a variable with an existing graphic list or create one via the cicon2 Properties button.
In the "Variable" range, define an analog variable by selecting one or by creating a new one via the "Properties" button.
Click "OK" to complete the process.



Description of properties:




Actual value

A graphic list can only be used as actual value.


Name which can be selected freely for the graphic list

A graphic list can be used several times with the same properties, since the different displayed values are determined via the analog /digital variable.


Graphic list properties

Definition of graphics and the assigned values or value areas.


Freely definable comment for information purposes.

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



When selecting this option, the multiplexing tab is displayed.

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


Analog, digital

The value predefined for a graphic list may be a value of the analog and digital variable type.


Use this field to select or create the variable specifying the value for the graphic list.

The value of this variable is used for a graphic in the graphic list. When using the multiplexing function, the variable and the graphic list do not influence each other.

Process connection

Information on the programmed process connection

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



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