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Tech Tip: Easy Visio Graphics for Your HMI and More

Visio graphics library of Opto 22 SNAP PAC System products

Thanks to customer Konrad Miller, here's a tip that makes graphics easier in your PAC Display HMI.

If you have Microsoft® Visio® 2003, you can download five free graphics libraries on our website. You can drag these graphics into your PAC Display project or use them for presentations, bids, system designs—anywhere you'd like to use an image of Opto 22 products.

The free graphics files include pictures of:

  • SNAP PAC System controllers, brains, I/O, and software
  • N-TRON Ethernet switches
  • Power supplies, breakout boards
  • Legacy hardware
  • Pumps, compressors, tanks, and other machines and devices

Use individual items or combine them in Visio to create the graphics you need. When you've finished, you can simply click the graphic in Visio and drag it into your HMI project in PAC Display Configurator.

A graphic dragged into PAC Display from Visio comes in like a .wmf, with a transparent background. (In contrast, .jpg files come in as rectangles, with a solid white background.)

Side note: We tried the drag-and-drop routine with graphics from Adobe Illustrator, but it didn't work. A graphic in Illustrator must be saved as a .wmf and then imported to PAC Display Configurator.

Our thanks to Konrad Miller for this excellent tip. Send your tip to newseditor@opto22.com. If we use it, we'll send you a free Opto 22 polo shirt or 2 GB USB key!

Questions? Comments? Contact Opto 22 Product Support.

Opto 22 Distributor Offers Training, Receives Certification as Women's Business Enterprise

Martindale Associates: Certified Women's Business Enterprise logo Martindale Associates logo

Distributor Martindale Associates is in the news—twice. They just received certification as a women's business enterprise, and they're offering a SNAP PAC System training class this October.

The company recently received national certification as a women's business enterprise by the Center for Women & Enterprise, a regional certifying partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). The certification helps corporations and government agencies foster diversity among their suppliers.

Originally founded by Alvin Martindale in 1976, the company has been owned and operated by Laurie Hall since 1999. Martindale Associates provides complete automation systems and service—system design and installation, automation hardware, software programming, networking, and training—to manufacturers in the northeastern U.S.

An Opto 22 distributor for many years, Martindale is also an OptoCertified Trainer. Their SNAP PAC System classes provide hands-on experience with PAC Project automation software, SNAP PAC controllers, and SNAP I/O. If you're in the Massachusetts area, this may be exactly the training you need.

SNAP PAC System Training Class
When: October 26-28, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: 65 Avco Road, Unit M, Haverhill, MA 01835
Price: $600 per person. Lunch is included all three days.
Space is limited to six people.

For information or to register, call or email Martindale Associates:
Phone: 978-372-2120 ext. 114
Toll-Free (in the U.S.): 1-800-447-1191
Email: training@martindaleassoc.com

New Videos in Chinese

Video in Chinese: What's New in PAC Control 9

In his recent visit to Opto 22 headquarters in California, Opto 22's Chief Representative in China, Surge Yu, recorded three new videos in Chinese (Mandarin).

The videos are now available on our website for viewing:

You can also watch these Opto 22 videos on YouTube.
Learn more about Surge Yu.
See more Opto 22 information in Chinese.

Introducción a OptoDataLink - Oferta especial


Ing. Norma Rodríguez de Opto 22 presenta OptoDataLink, una aplicación que es fácil de usar para comunicaciones entre la base de datos de su compañia, y el sistema de SNAP PAC. Aprenda como:

- Configurar un enlace de información (data link)
- Registrar datos de una base de datos a un archivo de ASCII
- Mandar datos de una base de datos a un controlador de SNAP PAC
- Lanzar un handshake para controlar el intercambio de datos

Oferta especial: Participe en el seminario completo de OptoDataLink, y reciba una copia gratis de OptoDataLink (valor $399 USD)! Para recibir su copia gratis, inscrÍbase en el seminario y participe en el seminario hasta la conclusión. Cuando termine, recibirá el password e instrucciones para descargar su copia gratis.

Introducción a OptoDataLink
Horario: Jueves 30 de Septiembre de 2010. 13:00 h. Hora del Pacífico (GMT 20:00)
Duración: 45 minutos más ronda de preguntas
Se recomienda para: Los clientes que usan los sistemas de SNAP PAC
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Más información sobre OptoDataLink

Other upcoming webinars:
- Controller Redundancy in PAC Control 9, October 7
- Optimizing SNAP PAC System Throughput, October 21


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