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OPC Data Acquisition

Genesis OPC Explorer 3.1



About Genesis OPC Explorer 3.1
IDE:MS Visual Studio 2017
Appl. Size:11.8 MB (12.386.304)
Creation Date:20-Oct-‎2018 18:09:18
Installer Size:6.70 MB (7.025.823 bytes)
Installer Date‎20-Oct-‎2018 18:43:37

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Genesis OPC Explorer 3.1

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Genesis OPC Explorer Setup

Select OPC Server
Manage OPC Groups
Manage Acquired OPC Items
Manage Calculated OPC Items
Load OPC Project
Save OPC Project
Close OPC Project

Data Acquisition and Storage

Start Data Acquisition
Resume Data Acquisition
Stop Data Acquisition
Display Performance Data
Acquisition Data Matrix

OPC Data Listing

Display of OPC Data Listing
Export OPC Data
Export to Clipboard
Toggle Performance Display
Configure Types Color

OPC Data Charting

Display of OPC Data Chart
Set Chart Series Colour
Set Chart Title Options
Manipulate Chart Display
Set Series Selection
Set Chart Axis
Set Chart Legends
Save Chart Image as File
Save Chart Image to Clipboard
Enable Cursor Data
Toggle Server Data Display

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Genesis OPC Explorer 3.1 is designed to connect a OPC Server and handle data acquisition in a very simple and intuitive way.

The different steps to reach the goal are explained here. Details for the different features are available from local links or from the main menu

  • Start Genesis OPC Explorer 3.1

    Genesis OPC Explorer 3.1 Welcome View


  • Click on the Left Mouse Button

    Start Genesis OPC Explorer 3.1 by clicking in Welcome View


  • Click on the button 'Select OPC Server' of the Ribbon Category 'OPC Server'



  • Select the OPC Server by Expanding the OPC Servers Tree Items and Confirm with 'Ok'

    Selection of the OPC Server 'GrayBox OPC Simulator


  • Click on the button 'Add OPC Group' of the Ribbon Category 'OPC Server'



  • Edit the OPC Group Name (optional) and Select the Data Acquisition Update Rate (if required)

    Addition of the OPC Group 'DataGrayBox' with Update Rate = 100 ms


  • Click on the button 'Add OPC Item(s)' of the Ribbon Category 'OPC Server'



  • Browse the OPC Server Tree, select tag(s) and Click on the 'Add Button'. Repeat the operation as required and Confirm with 'Ok'

    Addition of the OPC Items from OPC Server 'DataGrayBox'


  • Click on the menu button 'Data Acquisition and Storage' or the the Ribbon Category 'Data Acquisition'

  • Click on the button 'Start Data Acquisition'



  • Keep the default selection 'Continuous Data Acquisition' and Confirm with 'Ok'

    Selection of Continuous Data Acquisition Control


  • Check Data Acquisition (Number of Acquired Data, Next OPC Data Acquisition and OPC Performance Data)

    Genesis OPC Explorer performing Data Acquisition


  • Click on the menu Button 'OPC Data Listing' and Analyse Data Acquired in the Virtual List Control

    Genesis OPC Explorer On-Line Data Listing


  • Click on the menu Button 'OPC Data Charting' and Analyse Data Acquired Visually

    Genesis OPC Explorer On-Line Data Charfting


  • Click on the button 'Exit' of the Ribbon Category 'Home'



  • Confirm the Request to Stop Acquisition by clicking on the Button 'Yes'

    Request for OPC Data Acquisition Stop


  • Do Not Confirm the Request to Save Genesis Project by clicking on the Button 'No'

    Request for OPC Project Save



That's it... Of course, in actual working conditions, OPC configurations are saved in project files for later re-use. And a lot of additional features and options can be used to go farther in the use of Genesis OPC Explorer 3.1....

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