yes PLC monitoring. I have a generic tool that 'supervises' some PLC's (embedded devices that control valves and switches and sensors) I need to be able to draw schematic's LIKE the example, but not exactly that.

I think I need controls that represent:

  • a valve open/closed/error state
  • a pressure gauge 0-100psi, with low/ok/high bands.
  • a hydraulic actuator, with animation, opens / closes.


plus a bazillion text boxes with numbers in, all with background colors that indicate in-spec / out-of-spec

It's at times like this that I really get frustrated that almost all the development effort at DAW is focused on the web. I KNOW it was the best decision that they could make, and they are doing a brilliant job of it, but I could really use some more flexible windows controls about now.