Export hw libraries from 800xA to Compact Control Builder


I want to be able to export single hw libraries from an 800xA (v6.0.3) system to *.hwl files that I can use in a Compact Control Builder code.

The reason I want to be able to do this is that not all hw libraries are exported when exporting the code to Compact format from 800xA environment. Custom made, protected and released libraries do not get exported.

In version 5.1 I used a tool (probably home made) called WinLibraryExport where you could export libraries to Compact format but I can't start that tool in version 6.0.3.

So is there a way to do this in version 6?

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By StKarla on 3/9/2018 | Like (0) | Report

Thanks for your answer but it's not what I'm looking for.
I want to export the hw libraries from an 800xA system version 6.0.3 to *.hwl format so that I can use it in a compact control builder.

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Look for the .HWD hardware definition files that were created when the library was made. Copy these to your CCB project.

Yes, you need to release any of your own custom libraries. I've run into several issues by not doing this.

Rob Lyon   

answered 10 days ago


By StKarla on 3/12/2018 | Like (0) | Report

Thank you for your answer.
Unfortunately are the protected libraries made from another supplier so I can't unlock them.

By Rob Lyon on 3/12/2018 | Like (0) | Report

For hardware libraries, usually its easier to just make new ones yourself if the GSD, GSDML files etc are available on the web.

For program libraries, it is possible that ABB *may* be able to help unlock the files depending on the circumstances. Try contacting Stefan dot Stromqvist at se dot abb dot com directly.

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