TwinCAT System Manager: Introduction

Introduction

On the picture below, the main window of the TwinCAT System Manager (v2.9) is shown.
Hyperlinks
to the respective descriptions of the different elements of this main window are listed in the table underneath.

 

Introduction 1:

 

The field with the red background in the lower right part of the main window signals that the System Manager is currently logged into a remote system. The text in this field names the remote system (in the example this is a target with the TwinCAT Router name 'CX Headless'  and the AmsNetId '1.1.1.1.1.1'). A double-click on this field opens the "Choose Target System" dialog. Furthermore, the actual remote system name is displayed in the titlebar of the main window. If the field in the lower right corner is just grey as the rest of the window frame, it means that the System Manager is logged into a local target system.

The field with the blue background signals that the remote system is currently in "Config Mode". It can also turn into green ("Running") or yellow (connection establishment / Timeout). Independently, the local system can always be in a different mode (see TwinCAT System Control icon color in SysTray of the local machine). In reference to the above picture, it could currently be in "Running" mode for example.

 

Informations about Description
Menues and Buttons The main menues and Toolbar of the TwinCAT System Manager
SYSTEM - Configuration System configuration and Real-Time settings of the local resp. remote system
NC - Configuration Configuration of  TwinCAT - NC / NCI  (minimum level "TwinCAT NC")
PLC - Configuration Configuration of TwinCAT System Manager relevant PLC settings (minimum level "TwinCAT PLC")
Cam - Configuration Configuration of the (optional) TwinCAT Cam Server
I/O - Configuration Configurations for the I/O part on the local resp. remote target system
I/O Devices At local or remote target system configured Input and Output devices (Fieldbus cards, NOVRAM, system interfaces,..) and their process images
Mappings IInformations about mappings between the I/O devices and other TwinCAT devices, resp. their process images