AADvance Workbench Versions 1.x and 2.x Compiler Verification Tool Warnings Posted on August 1, 2020 by Brandy McNeil AADvance Workbench Versions 1.X and 2.x Complier Verification Tool Warnings Product Safety Group 1201 South Second Street Milwaukee, WI USA 53204 email@example.com expanding human possibility™ PRODUCT NOTICE Notice of Potential Product Concern Rockwell Automation issues a Product Notice when it identifies a product(s) anomaly that may cause commercial or customer satisfaction concerns. AADvance Workbench Versions 1.x and 2.x Compiler Verification Tool Warnings Reference: 2020-08-001 Date: August 2020 This Product Notice informs you of a potential anomaly that exists with AADvance® Workbench 1.x and 2.x. The Compiler Verification Tool (CVT) generates warnings if a mismatch is found between the generated application and the original. If the mismatches are not resolved and the project is subsequently recompiled, the warnings are not reported. – Product Identification – The affected product is AADvance Workbench, versions 1.x and 2.x. – Description – An anomaly exists with AADvance Workbench 1.x and 2.x. The Compiler Verification Tool (CVT) generates warnings if a mismatch is found between the generated application and the original. If the mismatches are not resolved and the project is subsequently recompiled, the warnings are not reported. PRODUCT NOTICE Page 2 of 10 expanding human possibility™ – Temporary Workarounds – Workarounds for this anomaly have been documented in the following two Rockwell Automation Knowledgebase articles: • BF25438 – https://rockwellautomation.custhelp.com/app/answers/answer_view/a_id/1126103 • BF25455 – https://rockwellautomation.custhelp.com/app/answers/answer_view/a_id/1126175 Copies of these articles have been attached as Appendix B and Appendix C to this notification. 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Refer to the Product Identification and Description sections of this document for product identification assistance. • Customers under support contract are automatically eligible for software updates. Customers not under a support contract should contact Rockwell Automation for further instructions. • If you need additional assistance, please contact Rockwell Automation Technical Support. See Appendix A for local telephone numbers. Customers without TechConnect℠ support contracts should reference this Product Notice when calling. • Customers with TechConnect support contracts may be able to chat online with support representatives. Reference this Product Notice when connected to a support engineer. The most current version of this Product Notice is posted on the Rockwell Automation Support Center, http://www.rockwellautomation.com/knowledgebase, as ID number PN1524 / 1127371. Additional languages may also be available at the end of this article attached as downloadable PDF documents. 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Sign in with your TechConnect Account or free Rockwell Automation Member Account and you can subscribe to important product updates, including Product Safety Advisories and Product Notices. Trademarks not belonging to Rockwell Automation are property of their respective companies. PRODUCT NOTICE Page 4 of 10 expanding human possibility™ Appendix A Regional Technical Support Information The following list can help you to contact the correct technical support center for your location. If your country is not listed, you can find a customer support number for your location by going to the Rockwell Automation Knowledgebase as https://rockwellautomation.custhelp.com. Click on Contact Us → Phone, and then enter your location information. If you have a TechConnect℠ support contract, please use the telephone number supplied to you with the contract. 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Original Build: Subsequent Build: Environment All versions of AADvance Workbench 1.X and AADvance Workbench 2.X. Affects all safety-related applications that must have the Compiler Verification option enabled as per the AADvance controller Safety Manual. Cause The Build All is an incremental operation, it only rebuilds what is flagged internally as modified. The compiler does not keep track of previously reported CVT warnings. If the result of a Build All operation contains CVT warnings and no modifications are made to the application, subsequent Build All operations will not report the existing CVT warnings. Solution The following solutions can be implemented to ensure that all CVT warnings are reported during a Build All operation: Solution 1: Online Updates/Online Monitoring are not required: Clean All Doing a Clean All will force the compiler to check the entire application for CVT warnings. PRODUCT NOTICE Page 6 of 10 expanding human possibility™ Important Note: After a Clean All, it will not be possible to perform an Online Update or to Debug the application by doing online monitoring. A full download will be required for all the controllers in the application (stopping the application from running temporarily). Warning: Do not do a Clean All on an application of a running system if you cannot do full download afterwards. • To do a Clean All in AADvance Workbench 1.X, go to Project > Clean Project/Library. • To do a Clean All in AADvance Workbench 2.X, go to Build > Clean All. Solution 2: Online Updates/Online Monitoring are required, and you are troubleshooting a POU with known CVT warnings: Non-functional edit to the POU. Making a non-functional edit to a POU forces the compiler to check the POU for CVT warnings. To make a non-functional edit to a POU, use one of the following: • Change the position of a variable box, a function, or a function block slightly; without affecting the execution order or causing connecting lines to overlap. Original logic: Non-functional change: PRODUCT NOTICE Page 7 of 10 expanding human possibility™ • Change the size of a variable box, a function, or a function block slightly. Original logic: Non-functional change: Solution 3: Online Updates/Online Monitoring are required, and you need to check the entire application for CVT warnings: Add a Global variable per controller. Adding a Global variable in a specific controller triggers a full compilation of the controller, forcing the compiler to check the controller for CVT warnings. For a multi-controller application, a new Global variable is required in each controller to check the entire application for CVT warnings. After the Build All operation is complete, the Global variable(s) can be deleted. Removing the Global variables will also trigger a full compilation. To add a Global variable in AADvance Workbench 1.X, go to the Dictionary under Project > Variables and create a temporary variable of any elementary Data Type and of Global Scope. To add a Global variable in AADvance Workbench 2.X, go to the Application View > Variables > Controller Variables and create a temporary variable of any elementary Data Type. PRODUCT NOTICE Page 8 of 10 expanding human possibility™ Appendix C Rockwell Automation Knowledgebase Article BF25455 A problem occurred during processing of STF AADvance CVT warning Summary After a Build All operation the following CVT warning can be seen for all Programs, Functions and Function Blocks in the application: Warning, a problem occurred during processing of C:\USERS\USERNAME\DOCUMENTS\AADVANCE 2.X\PROJECTS\\\\\\.STF AADvance Workbench 2.X: AADvance Workbench 1.X: In addition to the warning, AADvance Workbench 1.X will display a blank stf2xml warning pop-up during the CVT Analysis for each Program, Function and Function Blocks in the application. PRODUCT NOTICE Page 9 of 10 expanding human possibility™ Environment • All versions of AADvance Workbench 1.X and AADvance Workbench 2.X. • Affects all safety-related applications that must have the Compiler Verification option enabled as per the AADvance controller Safety Manual. Cause The affected Resource is locked. In an AADvance Workbench 1.X application, a Resource can be locked when the project folder is copied with the AADvance Workbench 1.X open. The Resource appears to be in use by another user that cannot be accessed. There are multiple visual indications of a locked Resource: An AADvance Workbench 2.X application can have a locked Resource when the application has been imported from an AADvance Workbench 1.X application where the Resource was locked. Important Note: There are no visual indications for a locked Resource in AADvance Workbench 2.X. Solution Unlock the Resource in AADvance Workbench 1.X. To unlock a Resource in AADvance Workbench 1.X, click on the locked Resource to select it and then go to Tools > Unlock Resource used by User. PRODUCT NOTICE Page 10 of 10 expanding human possibility™ The unlocked Resource should look like this: To prevent importing a locked Resource into AADvance Workbench 2.X, verify that all the Resources are unlocked in the AADvance Workbench 1.X application before importing it. Important Note: It is not possible to unlock a Resource in AADvance Workbench 2.X.