Step 4.1. Set General Route Parameters

  1. Click in the Route dialog box.

  2. Select New from the popup menu.

The PRT Route Configuration dialog box opens displaying the General tab.

  1. Begin configuring a route by filling in the following fields at the top of the PRT Region Configuration dialog box.




Source Region


Region from which the item will exit.

Destination Region


Region that the item will enter.

Translation Type Code


Code, in the drop-down list, that will translate to an internal code as those shown listed below in the first column.







Limit Switch

Transitions any item type.



Type Detector

Transitions matching item type in the Type Translation file. Set point to value (integer) and region is checked for an item type with the matching value and then moves it to the destination region.



Automatic Item ID giving Item ID

Transitions item type matching value type (Item ID) to text point.



Automatic Item ID giving Reference ID

Transitions item type-matching value (Reference ID) to text point.



Associated Reference ID to Item

Associates reference ID in setpoint (text) with Item.


Item ID = Red

Setpoint = Blue

Item ID = Red; Reference ID = Blue



Associated Item Type to Item

Transitions item type-matching value to an integer point. Uses an item type code configured in PRT Item Type Configuration dialog box.

This route type will do the following if there is an item with an $UNKNOWN item type in the source region:






  1. Take an item with an $UNKNOWN item type from the source region,

  2. Change the Item Type to the item type input by the user

  3. Move the item to the destination.






Create an item in the destination region with the Item Type entered by the user.

Note: The item type needs to be a non-serialized item type.



This route type works like a Type Detector Route type once the Item with an $UNKNOWN Item Type is changed to the input Item Type.



Positive Edge Trigger

Transitions any item type when the setpoint value changes from zero to nonzero.



Negative Edge Trigger

Transitions any item type when the setpoint value changes from nonzero to zero.

Transition Point ID


Enter the point ID that represents the transition between the two regions.

There are two point types.


Used for

Point Type


Limit Switch


An item is moved Yes or No. It doesn't matter what item is moved.


Positive ID

Text or Numeric

Required when doing sequential tracking. The transition point value must match the value of the Item ID or the item will not be moved.







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Step 4. Configure routes.