Description of HMI Editor

Part of the Mervis IDE is also an integrated HMI editor. A HMI editor creates the human-machine interface. In the Mervis world, the HMI editor is used to create the textual or graphical interface definition between a PLC, or the control software, and a person - the user.

Installator contains also older Mervis HMI editor. This editor can be used to modify older definitions created in older releases of Mervis IDE.

The definitions are created in a HMI project. It is in the Solution Explorer at the same menu level as Executable projects or Library projects.

In a HMI project, different templates are created. In the Simple mode they are:

  • Textual template for a PLC - LCD menu definition for a PLC with LCD display
  • Textual template for a Terminal - LCD menu definition or a Mervis Visual menu definition
  • Graphical template for a Terminal - Graphical template for HT200 or a Mervis Visual menu definition
  • Textual template for a Function Block or Program - a specific definition for a function block or program.
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