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No blueprint in TAC Xenta! Don't forget to download the network configuration if the TAC Xenta is to function in a network!

Issue

After successfully downloading a Menta application directly through the serial connection, the pop-up window below is displayed: 

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No blueprint in TAC Xenta!
Don't forget to download the network configuration if the TAC Xenta is to function in a network!

Product Line

TAC Vista

Environment

  • Directly connected Menta
  • Xenta programmable controllers
  • Xenta 280, 281, 282, 283, 300, 301, 302, 401, 401:B

Cause

The blueprint is also called an .NDB (network database) file.  It contains network information that allows the controller to communicate to other controllers or I/O modules.  When downloading a Menta application directly, this warning is displayed as a reminder that that necessary network information has not been included in the application-only download.

Resolution

  1. If the controller is running stand-alone and no networked communication is required, then no further action is required.  The message is only a warning alerting the user to the fact that the NDB file has not been included in the download.
  2. If the controller needs network variables and I/O module communication, follow the direct download (most often done only for troubleshooting purposes) with a download from the front end
    • Vista Workstation for classic networks
    • Vista System Plug-In for LNS networks
  3. If no front end exists, but network communication is still required (most often for I/O modules), lonTool32 is a suitable work around for those rare instances.  See Using lontool32 to download a stand-alone controller.
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