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Form 6 Control ProView 5.

0 Software Application Launcher Tool Instructions

Read equipment manufacturers manual and this material before using this product. Failure to do so can result in death, severe personal injury, and equipment damage. G164.0

General Overview
The ProView Application Launcher tool is included with the Form 6 ProView 5.0 software for the Form 6 control. This tool enables easier connectivity between the personal computer (PC) and the connected Form 6 recloser control. The ProView Application Launcher has the ability to detect which firmware version the connected Form 6 control is running, and will start the specific version of ProView associated with the Form 6 installed firmware.
Note: The ProView Application Launcher is compatible with ProView 4.0, 4.0.1, 5.0 controls and future releases.

Section I. Starting the ProViewTM 5.0 Software Application Launcher Tool


Two methods are available to access the ProView Application Launcher Tool: Method 1 From the ProView Application Launcher Icon 1. Locate the icon labeled double-left click. Position the cursor over the icon and

Welcome to ProView Application Launcher window will open as shown below.

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2. Click on the OK button The ProView Application Launcher window will open as shown below.

Method 2 1. In the lower-left corner of your PC desktop, click Start > All Programs or Programs 2. Navigate to Cooper > ProView50 > Application Launcher 5.0.exe. 3. Click on the program to launch the Application Launcher. Welcome to ProView Application Launcher window will open as shown below.

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3. Click on the OK button The ProView Application Launcher window will open as shown below.

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Section II. Configuring Versions of ProView


ProView 5.0 and later versions are preconfigured at the time of the software installation. Versions of ProView 4.0 and 4.0.1 must be configured using the Configure ProView 4.0 or 4.0.1 Installation in order to open and manage versions of ProView 4.0 and 4.0.1 from the Application Launcher.
Earlier Versions of ProView prior to ProView 4.0 are not configurable with the Application Launcher. Contact the Switchgear Support Group for assistance.

Question mark symbols are available next to each Application Launcher option as shown below. For on-screen help, click the question mark for more details. Configure a ProView 4.0 or 4.0.1 installation as follows. 1. Select the Advanced tab. From the ProView Application Launcher selection box, click the button labeled Configure next to the label Configure ProView 4.0 or 4.0.1 Installation.

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2. The Configure ProView 401 Installation dialog will appear. The dialog box shown below outlines what the Configurator will do. Click the OK button.

The Browse to the ProView401.exe or ProView40.exe version you would like to configure. dialog box will appear as shown below.

Note:

To see all versions of ProView installed on the computer, click the "Up One Level" icon. This will display the contents of the Cooper folder directory structure (C:\Program Files\Cooper). Screen captures are via the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system. Other operating systems may have slightly different visual layout.

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3. Navigate to the ProView 4.0.1 or 4.0 folder. Left-click to select the ProView executable (Example: ProView401.exe) and then click on the Open button.

A progress-bar box will be displayed to indicate the Configure ProView Installation has started.

A duplicate copy of the selected ProView directory is created in the root directory of ProView 5.0. This includes all files (settings files, custom schemes, workbench modules, oscillography files, etc.). At the end of the copying process, the Edit Configuration Name dialog will appear as shown in the box below.

4. Type in a descriptive name for the selected ProView executable and click the OK button. (If there are no changes, the default name that populates the name field can be used.)
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Once the descriptive name is entered, the ProView version and name will appear in the ProView Application Launcher drop-down box located under the Basic tab.
Note: If the descriptive name needs to be changed at a later date, navigate to the ProView 5.0 directory (C:\Program Files\Cooper\ProView50) and rename the copied ProView installation to the name required. When the ProView Application Launcher is started, the new name will appear in the drop-down box.

After the descriptive name is entered, an import connections dialog box appears as shown below. 5. If you wish to import connections, Click Yes.

The Add/Edit Connection Name Prefix box will appear as shown below. 6. Add a Connection Name Prefix by typing it in the box and click Add. Or you can choose to skip without prefix and click Skip.

Note:

If you import multiple connections from several ProView versions, your list of connection ports may be duplicated and can be deleted using the Manage section of the Connection Tab. See Section V.

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7. Once the configuration is complete, the ProView 5.0 box will appear as shown below. Click OK. The new Executable version of ProView will be displayed as shown below in the drop-down window under the Basic tab.

You will be returned to the ProView Application Launcher Advanced tab.

The new Executable named version of ProView will be displayed as shown below in the drop-down window under the Basic tab.

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To configure additional versions of ProView, repeat steps 1 through 7 as described above.


IMPORTANT: There are now two copies of the ProView version that was just configured. It is highly recommended that you uninstall the original version and delete the installed directories that did not get removed with the uninstallation process. After the original is uninstalled it will still be accessible through the ProView Application Launcher.

The Configure ProView installation process is now complete. This only needs to be done once per specific ProView 4.0 or 4.0.1 installation.

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Section III.

ProView Application Launcher Basic Tab


Question mark symbols are available next to each Application Launcher option as shown below. For on-screen help, click the question mark for more details. 1. ProView Upgrade Wizard A. Select ProView Upgrade Wizard by clicking Start to launch the ProView Upgrade Wizard application. (Refer to Bulletin B280-12016 for information on using the Upgrade Wizard application.)

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Upgrade Wizard is launched as shown below.

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2. Start ProView Based on Connected Control The following message box is displayed when the ? mark is clicked.

To start ProView software based on a connected Form 6 control running ProView 5.0, 4.0.1, or 4.0 version software or higher, perform the following steps: A. Establish a physical connection to the control via the front panel RS-232 port. B. Click the Start button next to the label Start ProView Based on Connected Control.

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C. When the Select Connection dialog opens, select the Com port used by your PC for serial communications and click on the OK button and go to Step D.

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If the following screen appears, the version of ProView that you are attempting to connect to is not configured. Proceed to Section II and follow the steps to Configure a version of ProView 4.0 or 4.0.1. Versions of ProView prior to version 4.0 are not configurable with the Application Launcher. Contact the Switchgear Support Group for assistance.

D. ProView will prompt for a password. Enter the case-sensitive device password (e.g., the default password is Modify) and then click the OK button.

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The following screen appears:

E. Select Password from the drop-down menu. i. Type the case-sensitive password (Factory Default Password Modify). ii. Click the Login button. The main ProView 5.0 screen will appear and the ProView Application Launcher Window will close.

F. Select Manage/ Open Scheme from File or Open Scheme from Device and continue routine file management.

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3. Start Specific Version of ProView


To start Specific Version of ProView software based on a connected Form 6 control running ProView 5.0, 4.0.1, or 4.0 version software or higher, perform the following steps: A. Establish a physical connection to the control via the front panel RS-232 port. B. Click the Start button next to the label Start ProView Based on Connected Control.

The following screen appears:

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C. Select Password from the drop-down menu. iii. Type the case-sensitive password (Factory Default Password Modify). iv. Click the Login button. The main ProView 4.0 screen will appear and the ProView Application Launcher Window will close.

D. Select Manage/ Open Scheme from File or Open Scheme from Device and continue routine file management. Upload/download and change scheme settings as desired. Refer to Service Information S280-70-4 Form 6 or S280-70-9 Form 6-TS ProView Software Programming Guide for additional information.

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Section IV.

ProView Application Launcher Advanced Tab


Question mark symbols are available next to each Application Launcher option as shown below. For on-screen help, click the question mark for more details. 1. Detect Controls ProView Version This feature is to be used when you wish to determine the version of ProView that the connected control is running. This step does not continue to the main ProView screen to Open the Scheme from File or Open Scheme from Device. To Detect the Controls ProView Version based on a connected Form 6 control running ProView 5.0, 4.0.1, or 4.0 version software or higher, perform the following steps:

A. Establish a physical connection to the control via the front panel RS-232 port. B. Click the Start button next to the label Start ProView Based on Connected Control.

The Select Connection dialog box will appear.

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C. When the Select Connection dialog opens, select the Com port used by your PC for serial communications and click on the OK button and go to Step D.

The following message box will display the version of ProView used by the connected control.

D. Click OK and the ProView version is displayed in the drop-down box in the ProView Application Launcher. You can proceed to Open that version of ProView and connect to the control

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If a configured version of ProView is not detected, then the following message box appears as shown below.

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Section V.

ProView Application Launcher Connections Tab


Question mark symbols are available next to each Application Launcher option as shown below. For on-screen help, click the question mark for more details. 1. Manage ProView 5.0 Connections Use this feature to maintain the imported connections that can be accessed with the ProView Application Launcher.

A. To start the Manage ProView 5.0 Connections feature, click on Manage.

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When this option is selected, you will view all connections created in ProView 5.0 and imported connections from previous versions of ProView as shown below.

B. You are able to Add connections, Delete connections, and Edit connections that have been imported using the Configuration button in the Advanced Tab or the Import Connections into ProView 5.0 button on the Connections Tab. 2. Import Connections Into ProView 5.0 When this option is selected, ProView prompts the user to import connections from previous versions of ProView. A. Click Import and the screen will open as shown below.

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The steps to use this option are listed below: B. A message box appears as shown below. Click the OK button.

C. Select a Phonbook.dic file from either a ProView 4.0 or ProView 4.0.1 directory and select Open.

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D. The Add/Edit Connection Name Prefix message box appears. Click Add or Skip.

E. A confirmation box appears as shown below. All connections from the Manage Connections Dialog Box will be imported from the selected ProView version. Click the OK button

Click the OK button and you are returned to the main Connections screen. When you have finished using the ProView Application Launcher tool, click on the Cancel button.

For technical support, contact the Switchgear Support Group between the hours of 7am-4pm (Central Time Zone).
(800) 497-5953 Email SSG@CooperIndustries.com

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