Jun 8, 2013

Invisible Next Screen Button in Delta Screen Editor

Delta Screen editor is a free HMI software for programming Delta HMI's and you can really create a very good functioning HMI applications using it. In industries some times it is required that the first screen of the HMI application should only display the company detail or application name and nothing else. So how it is possible to go to next screen ? In this case, it is best to use a invisible button to go to next screen and almost every HMI software has this functionality. In this tutorial we will teach you how to make a invisible button to proceed to next screen in Delta HMI. Subscribe to Automation-Talk by Email.

Invisible Next Screen Button in Delta Screen Editor

Requirements for this Project

1. Screen Editor Software
2. Basic knowledge of using HMI software
3. Two sample screen to test the application

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Steps to Create Invisible Button to switch between screen

1. Open your Screen Editor software and create the desired project. Give project name, screen name, HMI type, base port controller and printer. Base port controller allows you to connect your Delta HMI with different brands of PLC's like Omron, Allen Bradley, Ge Fanuc, Hitachi, Keyence, Mitsubishi, Siemens, Toshiba, Yaskawa and many other brands.

2. Now you will see your first screen, here add your company info, application name or whatever you want and from left side drag a GoTo Screen button to your 1st screen as shown below.

Invisible Screen Go To Screen

3. Now click on GoTo screen button on your working space, which will open its property in the right side pane. Now here you have to change its style property to invisible as shown below to make this button invisible.

Invisible Button: Editing Property Style

4. Now click on GoTo screen button and re-size it to fit your full screen.

5. Now create a new sample screen 2 (you can create according to your requirement) and we have put some sample text and home button to it.

Now in property of invisible button on screen 1, change GoTo Screen option to sample screen 2 as shown below.

Invisible Button: Editing Property GoTo Screen

Now your sample application is ready to test. Click on Online Simulation to see its working. You will see the first screen as below. If you have made any mistake the on creating application, you will get the error.

Invisible Button: Sample Screen

This was a sample tutorial to make your HMI application with Invisible Button. if you have any issue in any step, please let us know through your comments and do not forget to subscribe to our newsletter for Free and Like us on Facebook.

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