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  • Hi ,

    I am new for HMI and SCADA. I want to learn HMI and SCADA development .

    What are the steps that can be used to start HMI and scada using visual studio.

    thanks in advance.



    Saturday, April 7, 2018 4:52 PM

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  • Hi

    What on earth is HMI and SCADA? Do they have web sites too?

    Regards Les, Livingston, Scotland

    Saturday, April 7, 2018 6:36 PM
  • Visual Studio doesn't have anything to do with SCADA development. SCADA is polling a remote device for data as well controlling it remotely typically.

    SCADA is Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition however that does not mean that all SCADA devices are communicated with in the same fashion regarding how you query and control a SCADA device. The actual data sent and received to do various things isn't standardized between all SCADA devices.

    To learn about SCADA you would need to find information about it. To write a program to communicate with a SCADA device you would need;

    1. A SCADA device.

    2. A network with the SCADA device attached to it.

    3. A computer that can communicate via the network with the SCADA device.

    4. Possibly a manual for the SCADA device that tells you how to communicate with the SCADA device.

    5. Whatever the communication requirement is for the SCADA device you would then have to learn programming for in some language that Visual Studio accomodates. And design a UI (HMI - Human Machine Interface) that supports whatever the requirements to be used with the SCADA device(s) are.

    Pretty much nothing you ask about is VB.Net related. Not yet anyhow.

    Also see Differences Between SCADA and HMI.

    La vida loca

    Saturday, April 7, 2018 10:33 PM
  • AdvancedHMI is a .NET tool set that makes use of Visual Studio for creating an HMI or SCADA application. It will give you most of the tools you need. You can download the software for no cost.
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 2:58 AM