To set or change the communication mode
There are three ways to set or change the comm mode in the Designer:
- Using the Project menu
- The buttons located on the Main Toolbar
- Using the Project Properties window
Using the Project menu
On the Designer toolbar, go to the Project menu and choose: Comm Off, Comm Read-Only, or Comm Read/Write.
Using the Main Toolbar
If the Main Toolbar is enabled, there will be a button corresponding to each mode just to the right of the cut/copy/paste buttons. The currently selected mode will be highlighted in yellow.
Using the Project Properties window
This will change the default Comm Mode that the designer starts up in for the current project.
In the Designer, either double-click on the Project > Properties node in Project Browser, or click on the Project > Properties command on the top menu.
The Project Properties window is displayed.
- Go to the Designer > General setting section.
- Under Startup Options, for the Initial Gateway Comm Mode, choose from the dropdown Comm Off, Comm Ready-only, or Comm Read/Write.
Note: These property settings are saved on a per-project basis.