What's New in Control Architect Release 5.21.0

New features and improvements available in Control Architect Release 5.21.0. Highlights of this release include enhancements to Control Graph options view redesign, Workspace Solution packaging/unpacking, Peer and Configuration Stats View data auto-save/restore.

  • Workspace Solution Packaging/Unpacking
    • Users can now package up existing Solution projects for deployment or backup
  • Control Graph Options view redesign
    • Organized options into most used vs. advanced options
  • Control Conversion Enhancements
    • Improved workflow to provide a more intuitive flow of data and commands
  • Peer Map and Configuration Stats View Enhancements
    • Peer Map and Configuration Stats view results data is now saved to configuration database for auto-recall on next view usage

What's New in Control Architect Release 5.20.1

New features and improvements available in Control Architect Release 5.20.1. Highlights of this release include major enhancements to configuration views, Control Graph, Control Conversion, and Mongo Server database authentication.

  • Improved PKS R430+ Chart View rendering
  • PKS Asset Model view is now supported
    • Exported PKS Assets are now supported during Import as an additional import source reference
  • PKS Alarm Groups are now supported and integrated into Data View
    • Exported PKS Alarm Groups are now supported during Import as an additional import source reference
  • Safety Manager FSC CDA support has been added
    • Exported Safety Manager configuration as Excel file types is now supported
  • Mongo Server integration now supports authentication
    • Users can lock down their databases by optionally applying authentication
  • Chart View enhancements
    • Enhanced support for IOChannel Reference and PM I/O Channel blocks
  • Control Conversion enhancements
    • Support for duplicate Entity names in the Primary Key column
    • New <CPREF...> custom parameter reference type that allows the user to specify the <CPREF... format in Excel dynamically
  • Control Conversion Solution Packaging/Unpacking
    • Users can now package up a Solution Workspace that includes all project file references
    • Users can unpack a previously saved package that will restore all file content and resolve all internal file references
  • Control Graph enhancements
    • control graph is now viewed in a window vs. popup
    • supports Graphic references
    • view block parameters
    • saving view state
    • copy to Clipboard
    • Undo/Redo support
    • User defined connection stroke colors
  • Configuration views Peer Map and Stats View auto save & restore
    • Generating Peer maps and configuration statistics can often take several minutes depending on the size of the project.  The Peer Map and Stats state data is now auto-saved and restored to the configuration project database.  If the configuration changes due to additional imports, the user can optionally regenerate the state data.
  • LCN DX file import for building references to LCN Schematics
    • LCN Native Window supports exporting graphics as a DX text file type that can now be imported.  The import processes the DX files and builds HMIWeb equivalent assets that allows for importing of LCN Schematic images to associate and view and provides for graphic relationships to optionally be viewed in a Control Graph view.
  • New Advanced Query function for Configuration Data view filtering
    • Allows users to define complex queries using an Excel like filtering interface to filter the Data view content

What's New in Control Architect Release 4.30.0

New features and improvements available in Control Architect Release 4.30.0. Highlights of this release include full 64-bit application build, qualified for Win10 install, scalable document Server database technology for importing of configuration documents.

  • Control Architect is now 64 bit and fully supports Windows 10 installation
  • Control Architect now fully supports integration with MongoDB Document Server technology
  • A new Server Maintenance view has been developed to allow users to administer their MongoDB Server database
  • Control Architect now supports an integrated Report View that supports report generation for supported view functions
  • HMIWeb View has been enhanced significantly for analysis and reporting
  • Reporting is integrated with the HMIWeb Graphic View and the Control Architect Rule Authoring application
  • The CA Rule Author now supports an HTML editor for documenting Rule Sets that are executed in PolicyCop for validation of configuration
  • A new HMIWeb graphic capture tool has been developed to allow users to document the WYSIWYG rendering from Honeywell HMIWeb Display Builder
  • Control Conversion activities now support Honeywell Win7 TPS Builder
  • A new Compare View has been developed that allows users to compare Project Collections (snapshots) to view changes that have been made between versions

 

 

What's New in Control Architect Release 3.20.0

New features and improvements available in Control Architect Release 3.20.0. Highlights of this release include support for importing Control Strategies into the new Honeywell Win7 TPS Bulder.

  • A new Manifest Viewer has been added to the Configuration Data View
  • OPCI References are now supported
  • Integration for importing Control Strategy data into TPS Builder is now complete
  • IOM Slot usage data for LCN xPM projects is now generated for copy/paste to Excel
  • New Chart View enhancements include
    • New Window style for viewing Block properties and Code
    • Chart View print to PDF
    • Chart View copy as Bitmap to Windows Clipboard
    • Keyboard Ctrl+E to toggle visibility of all Expression type Function Block views.
    • Added an *OVERFLOW* pin connector to Function blocks that have more External References than the block size will support.
  • Added new grouping option to the Configuration Data View to allow grouping on Containment relationship

What's New In Control Architect Release 3.10.0

New features and improvements available in Control Architect Release 3.10.0. Highlights of this release include enhancements to Configuration views.

  • Duplicating Control Modules for a PKS project is now supported in the Configuration Data View
  • NonCEE type Parameter references {TPN, SCADA) are now visualized in the Chart View using WaterMark text and user specified color for pin connections

What's New in Control Architect Release 2.30.0

New features and improvements available in Control Architect Release 2.30.0. Highlights of this release include enhancements to Control Graph and the Peer Analysis & VIew.

  • Control Graph now supports colored grouped layers when delving deeper into Control Strategy relationships
  • The Peer analysis and View now support PCDI Master blocks when analyzing for Peer references in a PKS CEE type project
  • A new Stats View tab has been added to the Configuration views that analyzes and displays Function Block or Template usage in a project.

 

 

What's New in Control Architect Release 2.20.0

New features and improvements available in Control Architect Release 2.20.000. Highlights of this release include support for multiple views, which supports unlimited Chart views and advanced layout & docking features.

  • Multiple views were introduced in release R2.20, which supports unlimited Chart views and advanced layout & docking,
  • The Chart View visuals have been enhanced significantly to show more visual cues
    • Template defined Parameters and Connections are now shown with a user defined color to indicate Template Defined status.
    • ToolTips have been added to connections and blocks to show their information.
    • Graphical connections are highlighted when your mouse is hovered over the shape allowing for easier identification of source and target in complex modules.
    • SCM/RCM expressions now support hyperlink navigation.
    • Chart view rendering of RCM type modules is now fully supported.
      • The generated SCM# code includes Phase block formula parameters when writing the Phase block code equivalent.
    • A new XPM Logic point view has been added to show internal Logic gate connectivity.
  • The HMIWeb view now supports copy/paste of Controller usage statistics to Excel.
  • Data view filtering has been enhanced to support the use of the “[]” character set to identify specific characters or ranges of characters.
  • Control Conversion now supports bulk build/edit of PKS SCADA type entities.
  • Control Conversion now supports bulk build/edit of LCN type entities.
  • Control Graph has been enhanced significantly
    • Data flow connection arrows now indicate the use of the parameter as a read or write.
    • LCN type Control graphs have their Vertex blocks styled different than the PKS types to show information related to their embedded block that represents the LCN entity.

Example multiple Chart views.

What's New in Control Architect Release 2.10.0

New features and improvements available in Control Architect Release 2.10.000. Highlights of this release include support for Honeywell LCN & SCADA Configuration views and a new Control Conversion Workflow for quickly generating Control Conversion project files.

  • Text file conversion tool to convert LCN and SCADA exported entities to XML Configuration files
  • Workflow for generating Control Conversion Template files for Bulk Build tasks

What's New in Control Architect Release 1.40.1

New features and improvements available in Control Architect Release 1.40.100. Highlights of this release include Chart View optimization, PolicyCop enhancements, Control Graph enhancements, and new Policy validation rules.

  • Users can optionally choose to not load embedded Text type objects including Wordpad or Microsoft Word when viewing the Chart View of a Control Module.
  • PolicyCop now supports the ability to accept Rule violations for specific Control Module strategies and prevent further processing to eliminate repeated violations in the results.
  • PolicyCop now supports visual comparison of the last 2 project validations.  This allows comparing versions of project configuration to view improvements in eliminating rule violations or new violations creeping into the project.
  • Control Graph was enhanced to:
    • Supports Parameter list viewing for Control Graph entities
    • Supports Control relationships list viewing
    • Supports delving deeper into a Control Strategy connection relationship by expanding/collapsing Entity nodes
    • Supports pinning of the visual graph to preserve contents when navigating within the Data View
    • Supports refresh to restore the visual graph to the original contents
    • Control Graph for Control Conversion (Honeywell Hiway Analysis) also supports:
      • Removal of selected Entity nodes
      • CL File duplication found during CL analysis is depicted on the Entity Vertex node surface using a warning image type.
  • New Policy validation rules were developed for the following functions:
    • FlowComp Function Block
    • SignalSel Function Block
    • Fieldbus Devices
    • Ability to validate configured ParentAsset or device AssocAsset values against the PKS Server or EMDB Server Asset Model.

 

What's New in Control Architect Release 1.30.1

New features and improvements available in Control Architect Release 1.30.100. Highlights of this release include support for Honeywell legacy Hiway conversion to PKS C300, enhanced Chart View visuals for projected parameter usage and embedded Template modules, enhanced SCM# View navigation, enhanced filter functions, and PolicyCop rule API support to allow validation of HMIWeb Process graphic references.

  • Honeywell Hiway conversion to C300
  • Enhanced Chart View visuals
  • Enhanced SCM# View navigation
  • Enhanced filtering functions
  • PolicyCop API support for HMIWeb

Honeywell Hiway conversion to C300

Honeywell legacy Hiway data point conversion to PKS C300 Control Module strategies is now supported through the Control Conversion Activity within Control Architect.

You can now convert all your existing Hiway CB/EC/MC and PIU data point configuration to CEE resident Control Module strategies.

Enhanced Chart View visuals

Embedded Template Control modules are now displayed in separate Tab items on the Control Module ChartView when detected.  Projected parameters are identified with unique visual cues.  Info ToolTips have been added to all parameter reference connections to show entity identification.


Enhanced SCM# View navigation

Enhanced SCM# View to provide advanced navigation and visual functions.  Visual representation of SCM blocks is now visible within the SCM# view.  Info ToolTips have been added to show entity identification including alias instances.


Enhanced filtering functions

Filter functions have been enhanced to support wildcard characters {! * ?} in various view types.


PolicyCop API support for HMIWeb

PolicyCop validation now supports validation of the associated Process Graphic reference.  During validation the referenced Process Graphic will be validated as to whether it contains a reference to a parameter in the Control Module.  Referenced graphic names are also verified for existence.  Group and Trend display configuration is also validated for valid entries and duplication.