How to create CSV files for Production Simulator
You can simulate any real-life scenario by creating the CSV files. The example file below has two sections: Cells and Events
This section is optional, where you specify the information about the cell.
Events area is where you specify values for all the tags. You can add as many columns of tags you want to bring in. Make sure to put back slashes to organize in folders and specify the name of the tag you want as well as their datatypes.
When you add an equipment to the production line, make sure to add a row in the table. For example, if the equipment is added in between the filler and capper, then the row added should be in between the row corresponding to filler and capper. See the table view of a CSV file shown below.
Create the Production Simulator Device
- On your Ignition Gateway webpage, select Configure, then in the left hand panel, under OPC-UA SERVER, select Devices, and click "Create new Device..."
- On the next page, select Production Simulator as your Type.
- You will then be prompted to give it a name and a description, then click "Create New Device."
- To verify that this process worked, go to Configure --> OPC Connections --> Quick Client. Expand Ignition OPC-UA Server, then Devices, then you should see the name you chose in step #3. Expand that, and you should see the structure of the simulator you previously placed in your "drivers" folder.