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Terms of Use

  • All the software in this section is free to download.
  • If you prefer a CD version, there will be a small charge.
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  • The development software is free to use for all personnal, educational and commercial uses. Pacesoft retain copyright, and require that copies of the software are not redistributed.
  • The run-time portions of the software require registration. Registration can only be carried out by e-mail. Registration will allow the software to be used with a limited number of items being read from and written to external devices and softwre. Very small projects can be implemented for free, but a small payment will open up all the software.
  • Pacesoft Ltd. provides this Software and licenses its use: you assume responsibility for the selection of the software to achieve your intended results, and for the installation, use, and results obtained from the software.

Version/Build Information

The downloads all correspond to build id 091217. If you have already installed the software, you should upgrade to the latest version. The build id of the software can be found in the PACESOFT.INI file. Look in the [Installation] section, and the build id will appear in the SourceCD= line.

Updates are generally carried out via a service pack. Please check this site periodically for any service packs or other updates.

Downloads

Each file is an EXE file. It is recommended that the files be downloaded and saved. Common sense security recommends that all downloaded files be scanned for viruses before use. (Author's note: I always do it!)

While each of the EXE files will run in isolation, the best way of installing the software is to download all the parts you want, and then run GRX_DEV. This will run any other install files that are in the same folder. Click here to get help in deciding what files you should download.

GRX_TUT Tutorials.
This contains the help files and Flash animations for the tutorials.
You can download and study the tutorials before installing anything else.

GRX_DEV This must be installed before any other components (except the tutorial). This gives you the basic development software.

The following components are optional, but we recommend that the image libraries are installed:-

GRX_CFG Configuration schema.
This allows you to change the appearance of the development software. Usefull when a high contrast schema is required for editting.
GRX_ELT Function block editor support libraries.
The edittor will work without this, but some editting functions will not be available.
The function block edittor is used when creating your own function blocks. As there are over twelve thousand function blocks installed, you probably will be able to skip this one.
GRX_INS Application Installer Wizard files.
This is only required if you wish to distribute an application's run-time files as a self-installing EXE file. Such an application still requires registration.
GRX_IML Main image library. Contains lots of bitmaps.
BUT_SC1 Button Generator Standard Colours.
The standard (named) colours such as SLATE GREY are defined in this library as shading for the text used within buttons.
DRW_INF Drawing Library (Infills).
This library extends the variable level infills already provided by GRX. A variety of borders can be chosen, and a scale line can be added.
DRW_HST Drawing Library (Histograms).
This uses variable level fills to create simple bar graphs and trends.
DRW_GRD Drawing Library (Data Grids).
This library provides some simple grids to display numeric and text data, and also to edit the data using either a pop-up box or keypad.
DRW_FAN Drawing Library (Fans).
This library extends the fan animations available.
DRW_INF Drawing Library (Infills).
This library extends the variable infills that are available.
DRW_TIM Drawing Library (Time Edit Panels).
This library provides pop-up panels to edit times and durations. The library includes code to actually implement the timers.
RST_WIZ While you are modifing a GRX application, backup copies of drawings, evaluation code etc. are created. If you need to restore a file after a botched edit, this wizard may help.
IDE_FWZ Font Wizard.
This wizard copes with the problem of moving an application between platforms when some of the fonts used in the orignal application are not available.
IDE_CCHK Code Checker.
This wizard scans your code and identifies some poor programming and also offers suggestions for function blocks that could be used.
IDE_DRW1 Drawing Positioning Wizard.
This wizard helps you to arrange the drawings that make up a GRX project. It can also help when moving applications between systems.
IDE_CWZ Colour Wizard.
This wizard helps when systematic colour changes have to be made.
MRG_WIZ Merge Wizard.
This wizard helps when two drawings have to be combined.

If you are new to GRX, the following will be usefull:-

GRX_SAM Sample projects.
Includes the complete project tutorial source code.

Each handler has it's own installation file:-

GCH_ABE Allen-Bradley Ethernet Handler
GCH_CCM Automation Direct ECOM Ethernet Handler
GCH_CLE ControlLogix Ethernet Handler
GCH_EIB EI-BiSynch Protocol Handler
GCH_EST ESTRO Handler
GCH_EX1 TOSHIBA EX-100 Handler
GCH_IMO IMO Handler
GCH_MBR MODBUS RTU Master Handler
GCH_MBS MODBUS RTU Slave Handler
GCH_MEL MELSEC-A Handler
GCH_MTR MODBUS TCP/IP Master Handler
GCH_MTS MODBUS TCP/IP Slave Handler
GCH_OMR OMRON Handler
GCH_SCH SEACHANGE Handler
GCH_SHK SHINKO Handler
GCH_SLC SLC500 Handler
GCH_SNP GE-Fanuc SNPX Handler
GCH_WST WEST Instruments Handler. Note This handler uses the WEST native protocol. We recommend that the MODBUS RTU protocol be used in all except legacy applications.

OPC support can also be installed:-

GRX_OPC OPC Client Support
GRX_OPS OPC Server Support

Complete Project Skeletons

Each download contains a number of project skeletons that can be used either as a simple project, or as the basis of a larger project.

SKL_01 MODBUS RTU Master Handler and WEST Instruments.
These skeletons are preconfigured for (upto) 8 instruments to:-
Display the process variable,
Display and modify the setpoint,
Display on graphs the process variable and setpoint,
Log the process variable and setpoint,
Handle and log alarms,
Optionally use a recipe to change setpoints,
Optionally allow setpoints to be ramped,
Configurable scaling of process variable and setpoint.
SKL_02 MODBUS RTU Master Handler and VERTEX Instruments.
These skeletons are preconfigured for (upto) 8 instruments to:-
Display the process variable,
Display and modify the setpoint,
Display on graphs the process variable and setpoint,
Log the process variable and setpoint,
Handle and log alarms,
Optionally use a recipe to change setpoints,
Optionally allow setpoints to be ramped,
Configurable scaling of process variable and setpoint.
SKL_03 MODBUS RTU Master Handler and ZELIO Controller.
These skeletons are preconfigured for a ZELIO controller.
SKL_04 Profile Genenerator, MODBUS RTU Master Handler and WEST Instruments.
These skeletons are preconfigured for (upto) 8 instruments to:-
Display the process variable,
Display and modify the setpoint,
Display on graphs the process variable and setpoint,
Log the process variable and setpoint,
Handle and log alarms,
Full Profile Editting and Generation.
Optionally allow setpoints to be ramped,
Configurable scaling of process variable and setpoint.
SKL_05 Profile Genenerator, MODBUS RTU Master Handler and VERTEX Instruments.
These skeletons are preconfigured for (upto) 8 instruments to:-
Display the process variable,
Display and modify the setpoint,
Display on graphs the process variable and setpoint,
Log the process variable and setpoint,
Handle and log alarms,
Full Profile Editting and Generation.
Optionally allow setpoints to be ramped,
Configurable scaling of process variable and setpoint.
SKL_06 MODBUS RTU Master Handler and CAL Controls Temperature Controllers.
These skeletons are preconfigured for (upto) 8 instruments to:-
Display the process variable,
Display on graphs the process variable and setpoint,
Log the process variable and setpoint,
Handle and log alarms,
Configurable scaling of process variable.

Updates

No updates have been released for build 100205



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