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Smart Browsing of Bay Diagrams and CFC (Continuous Function Charts)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000212460D
Original Publication Date: 2011-Nov-14
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2011-Nov-14
Document File: 3 page(s) / 297K

Publishing Venue

Siemens

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Abstract

In order to project and control protection relays, an applicable software is used. This software provides two main features. The first feature called Display Pages is needed to create and modify default and single-line diagrams, which are referred to as bay diagrams. The second feature called, Function Charts, is required to create new functionalities or to change the predefined interlock conditions. By choosing the first feature, it can be selected between several pages and bay diagrams. This is depicted in figure 1. By choosing the second feature, it can be selected between several CFC (Continuous Function Charts) containing PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) implementation. This is depicted in figure 2.

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Smart Browsing of Bay Diagrams and CFC (Continuous Function Charts)

Idea: Surajit Sen, IN-Bangalore

In order to project and control protection relays, an applicable software is used. This software provides two main features. The first feature called Display Pages is needed to create and modify default and single-line diagrams, which are referred to as bay diagrams. The second feature called, Function Charts, is required to create new functionalities or to change the predefined interlock conditions. By choosing the first feature, it can be selected between several pages and bay diagrams. This is depicted in figure 1. By choosing the second feature, it can be selected between several CFC (Continuous Function Charts) containing PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) implementation. This is depicted in figure 2.

Currently, the problem is the lack of a preview of the available bay functions or CFC. As a consequence, the user has to open every bay function or CFC to view the whole content. This is a time-consuming process

A novel solution for this problem is presented in the following. Instead of opening every bay function, a preview in form of thumbnails of the available bay functions and CFC is provided within the software. By selecting the required thumbnail of a bay function or CFC, its content appears enlarged in the main window. The proposed solution is depicted for bay diagrams in figure 3 and for CFC in figure 4.

The proposed solution has the advantage that a tim...