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PM8000 V2.1.0 - Updating to Factory V2.1.0 template if option not selected during .zip upgrade process

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PM8000 V2.1.0 - Updating to Factory V2.1.0 template if option not selected during .zip upgrade process

Hi, 

 

If the Factory V2.1.0 Template option is not selected during the upgrade process, is there any way to do it at a later time?

It seems that after the upgrade is completed, the upgrade window in ION setup no longer allows for .zip folder upgrade type and the window that offers the V2.1.0 Template (desired screen I can no longer access attached).

 

Failed attempts to get the meter to not display the messy extra modules grouping window include:

* Copy .dcf file from a device that had the correct template

* Copy and rename .cfg file that was displaying as required in designer to config/diagrams/nd

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Re: PM8000 V2.1.0 - Updating to Factory V2.1.0 template if option not selected during .zip upgrade process

In the meter, there is no organization of the modules into frameworks, all modules are grouped by type as you would see in ION Setup Advanced configuration. In designer, the .cfg file stores the diagram view. However this information is not reset if the meter's template changes. Designer will do a delta between what is in the .cfg file and what is on the meter. So if the cfg file has the module and currently in folder X, changing the template will not change this to now show in Folder Y in designer. You would have to remove (or delete with backup) the .cfg file for the meter in the nd folder and have designer rebuild it.

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Re: PM8000 V2.1.0 - Updating to Factory V2.1.0 template if option not selected during .zip upgrade process

Hello Swil,

 

I am a little confused, are you having trouble with the meter or with designer? That is to say, if not using designer would you be having trouble?

 

Your first question " is there any way to do it at a later time?" direct answer is yes, you would need to have the ,dcf file extracted from the zip folder and placed in a location you can access later with ION Setup.

 

I would be a little careful with copying dcf files from other meters. When possible, try to keep the template aligned to the firmware version. Doing this will ensure you have all features available from the version of firmware.

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Re: PM8000 V2.1.0 - Updating to Factory V2.1.0 template if option not selected during .zip upgrade process

Hi Charles,

This is a meter that we use for development, and when opened in designer 100+ modules are jumbled in a grid in the other modules grouping window. This may be a meter question. Should I post the question there?

 

I tried copying the dcf file from a V2.1.0 PM8000 meter that is configured correctly with the correct template (to this V2.1.0 PM8000, seemingly without the template), but it didn't work.

 

Previously I thought the .cfg file controlled the location of modules as they are displayed in Designer. Now I'm not so sure.

 

Just looked in Ion Setup. The default template and template displayed in both meters are the same in the template/save to PC window. This implies that the template has been set to the updated template, although designer still doesn't know where the extra modules should go.

 

 

 

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Re: PM8000 V2.1.0 - Updating to Factory V2.1.0 template if option not selected during .zip upgrade process

In the meter, there is no organization of the modules into frameworks, all modules are grouped by type as you would see in ION Setup Advanced configuration. In designer, the .cfg file stores the diagram view. However this information is not reset if the meter's template changes. Designer will do a delta between what is in the .cfg file and what is on the meter. So if the cfg file has the module and currently in folder X, changing the template will not change this to now show in Folder Y in designer. You would have to remove (or delete with backup) the .cfg file for the meter in the nd folder and have designer rebuild it.

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Re: PM8000 V2.1.0 - Updating to Factory V2.1.0 template if option not selected during .zip upgrade process

Thanks Charles.

I deleted the .cfg file and opened meter in designer rebuild it.

 

Funny thing is, designer didn't rebuild a .cfg file and place it in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Schneider Electric\Power Monitoring Expert\config\diagrams\nd folder.  There is no File named GroupName.DisplayName[ME-serial].cfg in this folder now. 

 

I can add modules to the meter framework, save in designer and reopen the meter (in designer) to view the new custom framework. 

 

 

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I would search for the meter's serial number, some parts of PME will use system name, others display name.

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