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Siemens SIMATIC PDM programming tricks

When you’re making programming changes to a field device, you don’t always have time to wait. Here’s a hidden feature that helps you speed up the process between Siemens SIMATIC PDM and HART field instruments.

Normally, when you’re using PDM software, it takes a minute or so to upload or download changes to and from your HART devices. Seems like an eternity when all you need to do is change a range.

So, I’m going to let you in on a feature you might not have seen before.

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Getting Simatic PDM to run in Windows 7

PDM is Siemens’ Windows-based HART configuration tool.  My copy of PDM is a single point license that I use with a HART modem to configure field instruments using the “Lifelist” quick start app.

When I recently changed from Windows XP to Windows 7, the LifeList app would launch but the upload/download buttons were greyed out and it wouldn’t even attempt HART communication to field instruments.   Grrrrr, what to do? Read the rest of this entry »

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