Device Live Monitor Mode

The live monitor mode is available via the Program Tab. To enter the live mode, select the monitor mode icon from the device's program tab.

Monitor mode allows you to interact with the actual operating device. You can view all of the device's internal values live and/or set values interactively. 

When you first select the monitor mode button the system will verify that the corresponding physical device contains the correct program corresponding to your current configuration. If not it will request confirmation to upload the current program to the device. Most of the time the device's program will be synchronized so the upload will not be necessary.

You can add monitors (digital or analog) to any function block output by hovering over it's output connection with the mouse. To leave a monitor on the screen simply click on the connection, a monitor will be left at this position even if you move away. To remove a monitor click the ( X ) on its top right side.

When hovering over a block in run mode, the block’s Modbus register will appear. It only shows if the block’s Modbus register is actually defined to something. Also, the block's dialog box information can be accessed in run mode (all fields are read-only). Blocks can be moved around in the workspace for a better monitoring layout.

Digital monitors show the state of a digital signal. You can change the state interactively by clicking on the LED with the mouse. If the monitor is highlighted you can also toggle the state by pressing the keyboard's space bar or return key. You can also set or clear the state via the keyboard Up-Arrow and Down-Arrow keys.


Analog monitors show the block's current value as a bar graph and also in numerical form at the bottom . The scale and units are retrieved from the block's definition parameters. You can change the value interactively by clicking or dragging on the bar graph with the mouse. If the monitor is highlighted you can also set the value through the keyboard, simply type the desired value and then hit the return key. You can also increment or decrement the value via the keyboard Up-Arrow and Down-Arrow keys.

The analog monitor can be minimized for more space in the monitor window. Values can still be typed in a minimized monitor.