greyed structure pane in FBD


I have compact control builder 5.1.2.

I developed a program in a virtual machine, also 5.1.2, and a have two different views in FBD.

Left view 1 (structure pane) is the view where i can insert page break and so on

Right view 2 (FBD pane) is where i can develop program and connect different function blocks (AND, OR....).

Now i moved the program from a virtual machine and put it in a other machine (also 5.1.2) but now the view

Left view 1 (structure pane) is greyed meaning i cant insert page break.

Right view 2 (FBD pane) is the same way as before meaning i can develop program and connect different function blocks (AND, OR....).

But why is the Left view 1 (structure pane) greyed?

regards /anders

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asked 8 months ago



Right click in the left panel, and select repaginate.

Mark "Delete obsolte fix brakes"


answered 8 months ago


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I can right click in the right panel, not in left, and select repageinate and mark "Delete obsolte fix brakes" bur nothing happens in the left panel it is still not accesible.

I also se that if i take the project thats has the panel outgreyed and copies the project back to the virtual machine it is accesible again, this, in my world, suggests that something differs between the two control builders. I havecompared these and can't se any diffrence.

regards /anders


answered 8 months ago


By kstoilov on 6/30/2017 | Like (0) | Report

May you open the new project and add simple logic in you new CBM? Then can you try to go in Test Mode. In case it is working, most probably you don't copy exactly the full project from the visrual machine. For that, it is better to do Tools -> Maintenance -> Project Backup and move that copy to the ne CBM

By anders on 6/30/2017 | Like (0) | Report

It didn't work in test mode, the whole project has been copied. I tried and backup project on the virtual machine and restored it on the other machine. The same problem

By kstoilov on 6/30/2017 | Like (0) | Report

Test mode principally emulate download to the controller. It is a kind of check if you could download and start the project. To be honest, I've never seen such a grey window. Please try with a new (empty) project first

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