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OPC Data Acquisition

Genesis OPC Explorer 3.0



About Genesis OPC Explorer 3.0
IDE:MS Visual Studio 2017
Appl. Size:11.7 MB (12.296.704 bytes)
Creation Date:12-Sep-‎2018 06:39:47
Installer Size:6.66 MB (6.989.538 bytes)
Installer Date‎12-Sep-‎2018 06:53:54

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Genesis OPC Explorer 3.0

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Genesis OPC Explorer Setup

Select OPC Server
Manage OPC Groups
Manage Acquired OPC Items
Manage Calculated OPC Items
Load OPC Project
Save OPC Project
Close OPC Project

Data Acquisition and Storage

Start Data Acquisition
Resume Data Acquisition
Stop Data Acquisition
Display Performance Data
Acquisition Data Matrix

OPC Data Listing

Display of OPC Data Listing
Export OPC Data
Export to Clipboard
Toggle Performance Display
Configure Types Color

OPC Data Charting

Display of OPC Data Chart
Set Chart Title Options
Manipulate Chart Display
Set Series Selection
Set Chart Axis
Set Chart Legends
Save Chart Image as File
Save Chart Image to Clipboard
Enable Cursor Data
Toggle Server Data Display

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      OPC Server Selection

The first step of any project of OPC Data Acquisition is the OPC Server selection.

Genesis OPC Explorer 3.0 provides four ways to select an OPC Server:
  1. Selection of a Local OPC Server (either OPCEnum or Registry Lookup)
  2. Selection of a Network OPC Server (Standard Windows Network Browsing)
  3. Selection of an OPC Server from Direct Host Selection
  4. Direct Selection of an OPC Server (giving OPC Server Id and Server GUID)
Start OPC Server Selection

  • Select the Genesis OPC Server View (click here to get details on activation of Genesis OPC Server View)
  • Click on the Ribbon Button 'Select OPC Server' of the Ribbon Category 'OPC Server'




Selection of a Local OPC Server

  • Expand the OPC Servers Tree Item 'Local Host' to get the list of OPC Server available on the local computer and Confirm with 'Ok'.
    Note the name between parenthesis.

    Selection of the OPC Server 'GrayBox OPC Simulator
    Note the check boxes to select the ways to browse the OPC Servers: OPCEnum.exe or Windows Registry.


  • Select the OPC Server using the mouse. The OPC Server attributes (Host Name, OPC Server Id and OPC Servr GUID) will be displayed at the bottom of the dialog box.
  • Confirm OPC Server Selection by clicking the 'Ok' button.


Selection of a Network OPC Server

Selection of an OPC Server from Direct Host Selection

Direct Selection of an OPC Server



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