OPCcalc® and EDICTvb.Net (v.4.4.7)

OPCcalc® and EDICTvb.Net (v.4.4.7)

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.
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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.
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Version 4.4.7 Release

Version highlights:

  • Equation Editor updates
  • Automatic equation library backup
  • Recalculation logging level
  • Equation Scheduler using Equation Server API


Equation Editor Improvements

  • Connect to Servers on startup
    The user can choose to always connect to servers automatically at startup and save that decision for future startups.
    Option can then be changed in Tools…Editor options
  • Tool Windows (Windows… from top menu)
    • New Tool Window: Find in libraries
      You can now search for text across all libraries within the default libraries folder
      Windows…Find in all libraries
    • Tag list
      Export tag list to CSV file
      Filter box when searching for tags
    • Functions
      Filter box when searching for functions
    • Libraries
      Hitting enter when a library is selected in the libraries tool window opens the selected library for editing
    • Equations
      Selecting an equation scrolls the equation to the top of the editor window.
      Previously it was possible for the selected equation to be shown on the bottom of the editor window.
  • Tag tool tips (hover over tag)
    Tag description now displayed if the description is not blank
  • New Keyboard shortcuts
    • Comment and uncomment lines: “Ctrl+/”
    • Indent and outdent lines: “Ctrl+[” and “Ctrl+]”
  • New keywords
    • “Of” and “Structure” added as highlighted keywords
  • Status bar
    • Cursor position and selection length and position are now displayed

Automatic Equation Library backup

The Equation Editor will now make of back up of each saved equation library file.  The Editor will also back up unsaved changes for libraries at a regular interval to prevent losing work. If there is a backup that is more recent than the saved copy of the library, the user is shown the copy on disk compared to the backup and will be asked for their choice of library.

Recalculation logging level

Each library recalculation can create a log file of the recalculation details. The logging level allows the user to control the amount of information included in the recalculation log file.

  • Verbose: summary information, recalculation intervals, and equation output values per interval
  • Limited: summary information and recalculation intervals
  • None: no log file created

Equation Scheduler uses Equation Server API

The Equation Scheduler application is now using the Equation Server API for all communication to the Equation Server.