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Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0

Genesis OPC Data Acquisition



About Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0

Language: Visual C++
Version: 2.0
Size: 5.711 Kb
Installation File: 4606 Kb

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Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0

Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0 is a free Windows application that connects to any OPC Server and handles data acquisition in a very simple an intuitive way. The application also displays the data graphically for easy and visual data inspection.

Genesis 2.0 Wecome Screen
Genesis 2.0 Welcome View


Find out more about the enhanced functionalities and easyness of use of Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0 here below ..

Main FeaturesExpress SetupKnown Limitations
Find out more about the enhanced functionalities of Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0 to get easy and efficient OPC data acquisition. In a hurry ? Learn how to use Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0 in an express way Check what are the known limitations and how these will be solved in the next releases ...

Disclaimer        Back to Top

Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0 is developped using the latest tools available from Microsoft and following the standard techniques and recommandations for the development of applications for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8. The application has been tested extensively to verify its correct behaviour and memory management and to determine its effectiveness on different computers including network-linked computers.

However, Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0 is a freeware and is provided 'AS IS'. TGMDev disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, and have no liability for any direct or indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use of this program, even if advised to the possibility of such damages.

If you plan to use Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0 to perform critical data acquisition, you must take the necessary actions prior its use to certify the effectiveness of the application for the intended purposed. You must be ready to assume any risk arising out of the use of the application.

The copyrights for Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0 belong to TGMDev. You are allowed to copy and distribute this software provided that it remains unaltered and free (except a small fee for the software distribution)

OPC        Back to Top

OPC is an acronym that stood originally for OLE for Process Control. As well as OLE does not mean 'Object Linking and Embedding' anymore, OPC is now the name given to the set of standard specifications for communications between devices from differen suppliers. The goal of OPC is to provide a common interface between Windows applications.

OPC is based on COM and DCOM technology of Microsoft and the specifications define the COM objects, the objects interfaces and the objects methods that can be used to transfer data between OPC Servers and clients.

The OPC Servers handle the gory details to access data into proprietary devices and provide the interfaces to allow any OPC Client to access these data through standardized interfaces. Using OPC, the methods (in OPC Clients) to access the data are always the same, whatever the OPC servers that provides the data.

Abundant literature exists about OPC technology. Googling the Web provides a huge amount of informations...

Overview of Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0       Back to Top

Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0 screens are made of three main parts:

Genesis Screens Overview
Genesis Screens Overview
  1. Menu and Ribbon

  2. Located on the top of the screen, the ribbon is the new standard paradigm of user interface. Buttons and other controls are enabled/disabled according to the active main view.

    Genesis Ribbon

  3. Main View

  4. The content of this part in the different views of the application is hightly variable and described in details in Genesis Features.

  5. Output Pane

  6. The Output Panes are reachable through the bottom tabbed view. There is one Output Pane for each main view. The Output Panes are automatically selected when the main view is selected.
    At any time, the Output Pane can be hidden, leaving more space for the Genesis views.

    Genesis Chart Screen without Output Pane
    Genesis Chart Screen without Output Pane


Features of Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0       Back to Top

For Express User Guide, Click Here
    Genesis OPC Explorer
    OPC Explorer Setup
        Selection of an OPC Server
        Addition, Edition and Removal of OPC Group(s) in the OPC Server
        Addition, Edition and Removal of Acquired OPC Item(s) in the OPC Group(s)
        Addition, Edition and Removal of Calculated OPC Item(s) in the OPC Group(s)
        Load OPC Project (Server, Groups and Items Configuration) from Genesis Database
        Save OPC Project (Server, Groups and Items Configuration) to Genesis Database
        Close OPC Project
    Data Acquisition and Storage
        OPC Data Acquisition
        Acquired and Calculated Data Display with OPC Quality
        Acquired and Calculated Historical Data Display
        Backup of OPC Data to Text File (csv Excel-Ready)
        Automatic Data Backup Saving (csv Excel-Ready)
        OPC Data Acquisition Statistics
    OPC Data Visualization
        Data Display on Chart
        Chart Configuration: Pen Selection, Line Color, Line Style, ...
        Chart Configuration: Axis Range and Axis Selection
        Save Chart as Image (jpg)
    Genesis Projects Explorer
    Genesis Projects Display and Selection
        Load Genesis Project
    Projects OPC Data
        Display Genesis Project OPC Data
        Export Genesis Project OPC Data (csv files)
        Copy Genesis Project OPC Data to Clipboard
    Export Project Data
        Export Genesis Project OPC Data (csv files)
    Project Data Visualization
        Data Display on Chart
        Chart Configuration: pen selection, line color, line style, ...
        Chart Configuration: Axis Range and Axis Selection
        Save Chart as Image (jpg)
    DCOM Explorer
    DCOM Settings
Typical Configurations       Back to Top

As an OPC Client, Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0 should connect to any device correctly configured. Such typical configurations are detailed here below ..

LinkDeviceSupplierCommunication ProtocolOPC ServerSupplier Web Site
OFS Connection over Unitelway PLC Schneider Electric Unitelway OPC Factory Server (OFS) Schneider Electric
OFS Connection over Ethernet TCP/IP PLC Schneider Electric Ethernet TCP/IP OPC Factory Server (OFS) Schneider Electric


Acknowledgements       Back to Top

The developpment of Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0 would have been much more difficult without the following authors sharing their code on the Web:

AuthorClass DescriptionSource
Kepware.com
Kepware
A Simple OPC Clienthttp://www.kepware.com/
SQLite.orgSQLite Library (ServerLess SQL Db)http://www.sqlite.org/
Cedric MoonenHigh-speed Charting Controlhttp://www.codeproject.com/KB/miscctrl/High-speedCharting.aspx
Mizan RahmanMFC Class for Window Resizinghttp://www.codeproject.com/KB/dialog/WndResizer.aspx
EasyLib.orgEasy Zlib Compression LIbrary for Binary Datahttp://www.firstobject.com/easy-zlib-c++-xml-compression.htm
Keith Rule Modified by Matthias PospiechEnhanced CMemDChttp://www.matthiaspospiech.de/blog/2007/04/26/mfc-enhanced-cmemdc
Ultimate ToolboxMulti-Column ComboBoxhttp://www.codeproject.com/Articles/20182/The-Ultimate-Toolbox-Home-Page
Paul VickeryDynamic ReCreation of ComboBoxhttp://www.codeproject.com/Articles/2633/Dynamically-re-creating-a-combo-box
Alexander BischofbergerSimple update check functionhttp://www.codeproject.com/KB/cpp/updatecheck.aspx
Oleg BykovCPictureExhttp://www.codeproject.com/KB/graphics/pictureex.aspx
Patrik SvenssonCFontStatichttp://www.codeproject.com/staticctrl/CFontStatic.asp
Marc RicharmeCCreditsCtrlhttp://www.codeproject.com/dialog/ccreditsctrl.asp

The developpment of Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0 makes eavy use of the following OPC Servers.

SupplierDescriptionStatusSource
  Matrikon  
Matrikon OPC

  Free OPC Simulation Server   http://www.matrikonopc.com
  GraySoft  
GraySoft OPC

  Free OPC Simulation Server   http://www.gray-box.net
  Allen-Bradley  
Rockwell Automation

  Rockwell RSLinx OPC Server   http://www.rockwellautomation.com/
  Schneider Electric  
Schneider Electric

  Schneider OFS   http://www.schneider-electric.com/

The following freewares were used throughout the developpment of Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0

  Application  Web Site
  SQLIte Expert Personal 3  http://www.sqliteexpert.com/index.html
  Inno Setup Compiler  http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php
  Icon Editor IcoFX  http://icofx.ro/
  Notepad++  http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm

OPC Informations were gathered from different sites offering precious informations that help developpment of Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0

  Company  Web Site
  OPC Training Institute  http://www.opcti.com/default.aspx

Special Tanks for Help in Debugging and Comments on Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0

S├ębastien RobertBenoit PierardPetri O Koskinen
Thomas BosgiraudDavid SanzotPhilippe Duquenne
Christian DelbrouckMichal SkrepekAlexandru Nastase

Testing of Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0       Back to Top


The OPC configuration, the OPC data acquisition and graphical display has been tested extensively with Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8 to check Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0 performance and correct memory handling behaviour.

The CPU Load of Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0 have been verified to assess the impact of the application on the PCs running the application.

ComputerOPC ConfigurationOPC ServerAcq FrequencyAverage CPU LoadTrends of CPU Load
Intel Celeron 1.6 GHz
512 Mb Memory
Windows XP 32 Bits OS
OPC Groups: 2
OPC Items: 64
Matrikon Simulation Server Group 1: 1 second
Group 2: 3 seconds
4-8 % CPU Load
Intel Celeron 1.6 GHz
512 Mb Memory
Windows XP 32 Bits OS
OPC Groups: 2
OPC Items: 48
Rockwell RSLinx Group 1: 1 second
Group 2: 3 seconds
Group 3: 10 seconds
4-8 % CPU Load
Intel Dual Core 3.0 GHz
4 Gb Memory
Windows 7 64 Bits OS
OPC Groups: 4
OPC Items: 60
Matrikon Simulation Server Group 1: 1 second
Group 2: 3 seconds
Group 3: 10 seconds
Group 4: 30 seconds
1-3 % CPU Load
Intel Dual Core 3.0 GHz
4 Gb Memory
Windows 7 64 Bits OS
OPC Groups: 3
OPC Items: 48
Matrikon Simulation Server
Real-Time Chart
Group 1: 1 second
Group 2: 3 seconds
Group 3: 5 seconds
1-3 %
CPU Load
Intel Core i7-3610QM @ 2.30 GHz
8 Gb Memory
Windows 8 64 Bits OS
OPC Groups: 3
OPC Items: 60
Matrikon Simulation Server
Real-Time Chart
Group 1: 1 second
Group 2: 3 seconds
Group 2: 15 seconds
1-3 % CPU Load

Testing of Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0 have been performed during various periods of time, ranging from minutes to weeks. The highest index of data acquisition reached during the longest test was around 650.000 acquisition in about 10 days(with the Intel Core i7 with 8 Gb of memory)

Bug Report        Back to Top

Please Report Any Bug of Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0 to TGMDev

Note: Due to the large army of deep idiots lurking inside the Web to pollute all the forums with their bullshit messages, I closed the TGMDev Forums on these first days of 2014 .... Unhappily for most of us, those brain-limited ass holes have succeeded in destroying this simple way of exchanging interesting and constructive ideas ... Poor world !!!


Safe Use of Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0       Back to Top

The TGMDev computers are protected by the latest version of Norton Internet Security. To the best of our knowledge, the application is virus-free. Also, Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0 is garanteed to be spyware-free.

Original Files Data for Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0

FileSizeLast Modification
Date
MD5
Genesis.exe5.848.064 bytes18 May 2013 10:1083AB83C71CDFC696CEBB7E20B202062E
Genesis_20_Setup.exe4.715.850 bytes18 May 2013 13:18A710C99A0C5DD21FD04EE45A8D5F0BB3


Note: MD5 figures from MD5Check


Clean Awards of Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0

SoftPedia
  SoftPedia.com  
SoftPedia
  SoftWorld.com  



Feedback about Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0       Back to Top

Give Feedback to and Request Support for Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0 to TGMDev

Note: Due to the large army of deep idiots lurking inside the Web to pollute all the forums with their bullshit messages, I closed the TGMDev Forums on these first days of 2014 .... Unhappily for most of us, those brain-limited ass holes have succeeded in destroying this simple way of exchanging interesting and constructive ideas ... Poor world !!!

Download Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0       Back to Top

The application Genesis OPC Explorer 2.0 is written according to the standard techniques and recommendations for the development of applications for Windows. The application has been tested extensively to verify its correct behaviour and memory management and to determine its effectiveness on different computers including network-linked computers.

The author makes no warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, with regard to this application and not be liable in any event for any direct, incidental or consequential damages, loss of profit or data, interruption of business arising out of the performance or use of this program, even if the author has been advised to the possibility of such damages.

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