The Series 90 Diagnostic Program (hctdiag.exe) is a program provided with the Series 90 TCP/IP Communications enabler that you can use to check the basic operation and configuration of your network without starting CIMPLICITY software.
You can perform the following functions:
Live update of the currently displayed domain
Read load test
Write load test
For this program to function, CIMPLICITY software's Series 90 TCP/IP Communications enabler must be successfully installed, and you must have configured the TCP/IP port and Series 90 devices using CIMPLICITY application configuration functions.
To start the diagnostic program:Click the Series 90 Diagnostics icon in the CIMPLICITY Workbench.
Result: The HCTDiag window opens.
To connect to a Series 90 programmable controller in the TCP/IP network:
Click on the drop-down list button to the right of the Device input field to display the list of currently configured devices, and select a Series 90 device from the list.
Click on the drop-down list button to the right of the Port field to display the list of currently configured ports, and select the TCP/IP port to use.
Click on the drop-down list button to the right of the Domain field to display the list of currently supported domains (memory types), and select a domain to display.
Result: The program makes the connection with the programmable controller, and displays the values contained in the requested domain.
To display the data for another domain:
Select the domain from the drop-down list in the Domain input field.
Result:The data for the new domain is automatically read and displayed in the data box.
You can use the menus and push buttons to do the following:
Toggle between manual and automatic data update modes.
Request manual reads of domain data
Request writes to the programmable controller
Display programmable controller status
Perform a read load test
Perform a write load test