OPCcalc® and EDICTvb.Net (v.4.0.0)

OPCcalc® and EDICTvb.Net (v.4.0.0)

OPCcalc® is a vendor-neutral, process calculation framework for OPC data. OPCcalc allows you to easily create and manage process calculations that read and write current and historical OPC data.
EDICTvb.Net™ is a process calculation framework for OSISoft PI. EDICTvb.Net allows you to easily create and manage process calculations that read and write current and historical PI data.

Version 4.0.0 Release

Version highlights:

  • Visual Studio 2012 support
  • Equation Editor updates
  • Equation Server Performance Counters
  • OPCcalc: New OPC layer with support for DA3

Visual Studio 2012 Support

Calculation libraries can now be build using .Net Framework 2.0 through 4.5, and Visual Studio 2005 through 2012. The free Express versions are also supported.


Equation Editor Updates

editorSignificant updates to the equation library editor including

  • Open multiple libraries
  • Code regions
  • Equation filter
  • Line numbers
  • Auto-save before build
  • Improved intellisense
  • Automatic library backup


Equation Server Performance Counters

Users can now monitor the health of equations through Windows Performance Counters.

  • Heartbeat
  • Library count
  • Running library count
  • Reconnecting library count
  • Total misses executions
  • Total output errors
  • Total runtime errors

OPCcalc: New OPC layer with support for DA3

The OPC layer between OPCcalc and the OPC Servers has been updated. The new layer is .Net based and more efficient than the previous COM OPC library. The new OPC layer also supports OPCDA3, allowing OPCcalc libraries to write quality and timestamp to a DA-only OPC Servers (no OPCHDA) as long as the OPC Server supports DA3.