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Do compact Field Point devices need special drivers in Lookout?

We recently switched one of our processes from regular to compact Field Point.  We use Lookout 6.0.1 and are having trouble accessing signals from the Field Point object created in Lookout.  Do we need a compact Field Point driver, or does the regular driver support compact field point objects.  Thanks for your help.
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Hi Matt19,

 

What version of the FieldPoint driver are you using?  (The same driver is used for FieldPoint and Compact FieldPoint.)

Are you able to see and access each FieldPoint module in the Measurement and Automation Explorer? 

What specific FieldPoint module are you having trouble with?

 

Kevin S.

Applications Engineer

National Instruments

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I am using Lookout 6.0.1, that we purchased about 2 and a half years ago.  I do not beleive we have updated any drivers in that time.  We are able to view, edit and controls signals with MAX, and have saved our edited informations to a new .iak file.  We are using a cFP-1804 backplane with a cDO-400, a cAIO-600, and cTC-125 modules and cCB-1 and 3 bases.  Our problem is that in Lookout we do not see any of the connected channels listed in the newly created Field Point object when trying to edit connections or modify existing objects like gauges and hypertrends.  We entered the .iak file and checked the import alias information box when creating the FP object.  I have been able to write to the DO module, by entering the address DO001.00 in the edit connetions menu, but hae not had the same luck with the AIO or TC channels.

<:AtomicElement>Thank your for your help.

<:AtomicElement>Matt

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Hi Matt19,

 

Sounds like you need to post this question in the Lookout forum (located here).  Those who will read your original question (here in the FieldPoint forum) generally have more knowledge regarding FieldPoint. 

 

Due to the fact that you can communicate with and control your Compact FieldPoint setup from MAX, it doesn't look like you're having FieldPoint trouble.  If you post this question to the Lookout forum, other engineers who directly support Lookout will be able to identify and respond to your question.

 

(If you could, when you create a posting in the Lookout forum, add the link to that posting to the end of this thread so that readers can follow this issue.)

 

Kevin S.

Applications Engineer

National Instruments

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