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g'day in this video workshop I'm going to show you how to configure the
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Ignition Edge OPC-UA server for use with groov View and then how to display your
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Allen-Bradley PLC data right here in groov View. We're going to start by
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navigating to your groov EPIC in a web browser with HTTP colon slash slash your
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hostname or IP address. Log in to groov Manage from here and then click on
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Ignition Edge and then openIgnition Edge. Login with your username and
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password or if you've not changed these from the default of admin and password
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check out our other videos on how to do that by clicking on configure. Now on the
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Left menu about halfway down under the heading OPC UA server click on the
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options settings. Now we just need to change two options here and don't worry
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about changing anything else first check the box to allow anonymous access and
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then down just a little bit further to expose tag providers. Now we can scroll
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to the bottom of the page and check Save Changes. This sets up Ignition Edge OPC
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UA server to work with groov View OPC UA client. So now let's add the Allen
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Bradley PLC driver configuration in Ignition Edge. Still in the Ignition Edge
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OPC-UA server menu on the left click on devices and then create new device. Just
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take a moment to review all the different device drivers that are
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bundled with groov EPIC here. Now we have a Compact Logics PLC. So, let's click on
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the next at the bottom of the page and configure it. Give it a name that works
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for you. So A B PLC is good for me. An optional
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description and most importantly the IP address of the PLC. 172 22 0 50 is where
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mine is at. That's it for this page. Scroll down to the bottom and click
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create new device. Now you should see that Ignition Edge connects with the PLC
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pretty quickly and we're ready to move on to groov View now. Navigate to groov
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View by going back to your browser and back to groov manage click on the groov
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View button. We don't have any pages yet so let's add one go into groov Build
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mode by clicking the gear icon up in the top right and select switch to groov
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Build. Let's start by adding the OPC UA server from Ignition Edge click on
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configure then devices and tags. Drop down the add new device and select OPC
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UA server let's give it a name. Edge works for me. And for the server URL it's
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important to use localhost colon for 0 9 6. Now if you forget that port number
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click on the little question mark and it'll provide a hint for each type of
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OPC UA server that we support. Finish up by clicking add server click close on
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that configuration dialog. Now let's add a page. Give it a name. Select the
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background color. I really like the black. Now we can throw a line header up here
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if we want. Give it a name. Ok now let's add the button that's going to toggle
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the digital output and turn this red stack light on and off. drop down to tags
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on the bottom right, expand Ignition Edge, then static tags devices. And there's our
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AB PLC. Now let's look in global controller and we'll have all the tags
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from our PLC listed. Once there I select my digital output and groov
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automatically suggests a range of gadgets that are going to work with that
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tag type. I can select my button gadget click drag drop onto the screen now I'll
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just resize it a little bit here. Let's check the handheld tab and see how
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groov has also been building the mobile pages and the front screen of the EPIC
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for me. Let's change the button color from blue to red to match the stack
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light. So let's test it out. Click on file then save all changes and switch to
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groov View there's my web page ready to go and sure enough the button works
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exactly as expected I can control it from a web page or I can control it from
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the front screen of the EPIC. That's pretty sweet.
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No PLC tag creation, no code to build the web page. Could it get any faster or
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easier? Till next time cheers mate