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  • BobO
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    And comment about the editor...backspace will delete a contact without deleting the wire.

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  • BobO
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    OMG...now they are all back, along with the edits to fix it.

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  • BobO
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    Weird...the forum seems be hating my single quotes. They were all there when I typed it in.

    Edit: iPad seems to be using a special character as the single quote, and it seems to be annoying the forum.
    Last edited by BobO; 04-15-2019, 07:49 AM.

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  • BobO
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    There are a few things I would think are non-negotiable, but here's the thing, I only know the software packages I've developed professionally. I don't write PLC programs for a living, and Host in general spends very little time studying other packages. That's both good and bad, and I think it shows in both good and bad ways. We'd like to change that.

    Skyfox's comments are timely. Maybe we can use this thread to talk through some this as a community of users. We would welcome the discussion and this will affect our work immediately.

    Let's start with writing the project to the PLC. I would be very uncomfortable writing to the PLC without any form of ack from the user. Does anyone disagree with that? Assuming not, what would you prefer that prompt look like? We use it to tell what's being written and give you more control, but that sounds like a point of contention. We're listening. And if you disagree with the prompt, please explain why. Do other brands write without an ack?

    And does anyone have thoughts on the new connect/link facility new for 2.5? I've heard nothing.
    Last edited by BobO; 04-15-2019, 07:48 AM.

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  • Mike Nash
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    While not as simple as you are looking for on a limit check (good request BTW), ALDEV and ALHILO might be useful.

    I went from hating the dialog to actually reading it (after the no-time-gotta-get-it-done phase) and decided I am OK with it. There are currently so many things that are going to force a change to program mode to actually load into the PLC that I really need to know about it if a machine is running.

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  • bcarlton
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    Or like some of the syntax check warnings provide a 'don't show this again ever. Just assume I answered yes/no as appropriate' except for the Earth's magnetic alignment.

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  • BobO
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    We agree. It has been a recent topic of discussion.

    Two historical values at Host:
    1. Never, ever, take a ‘feature’ away.
    2. Never, ever, do something that might possibly be deemed unsafe or inconvenient without prompting.

    Both are wrong.

    Some stuff should be removed and replaced with better stuff. It may be an inconvenience...at first, but if the new stuff is better, users get past it quickly.

    Prompts eventually get ignored due to answering them over and over. They cease to be effective.

    We can do better.

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