The requested software / document is no longer marketed by Saia-Burgess Controls AG and without technical support. It is an older software version which can be operated only on certain now no longer commercially available products.

PG5 2.0 program Examples


In many cases an example explains more than an elaborate manual. The examples in this section of the support site are written with the aim to provide a fast and efficient way to show the functionality of a specific feature of the Saia PCD® systems. The examples are created with the experience made during workshops and shall respond to questions that come up in the daily support business. The documentation that comes with the example (have a look in the "Documentation" folder of the PG5 projects) indicates important points to be considered.

Structure of the examples

The general structure of the examples always contains the following key parts:

  • a functional PG5 project
  • the definition of the required hard- and software
  • an explanation for a fast commissioning of the example
  • an explanation of the specific parts of the program / project

Installation / Restoring an example

For the installation of the project on your PC, first download the ZIP file and then restore the project using the "Restore..." function of the PG5 Project Manager menu "Project".

Required experience in programming Saia PCD® systems

The mentioned level is an indication about the required experience in Saia® PCD Classic programming. This doesn't mean that a beginner couldn't realize an application indicated with the level: hard, it only means that the user needs to study some more background documentation.
The range of the levels is divided in the following stages: easy, medium and hard.

PG5 2.0

  • Are devices or software developed from Saia-Burgess Controls affected by the Domain Name System (DNS) vulnerabilities, published with the report name NAME:WRECK? (FAQ #102046)
  • Why the PG5 Update manager does not work, error message ‘An error occurred during the connection to the sever’ is displayed? (FAQ #102037)
  • E-mail forwarding service is currently not available (FAQ #102034)
  • CallSMS FBox with Error 535 (FAQ #101972)
  • How I can send an email with variable attachment? (FAQ #101966)
  • In PG5, it’s possible to update the initial values of DB elements with the actual online values used on the PCD? (FAQ #101960)
  • Problem with displaying Helpfiles in Win7 (FAQ #101855)
  • Not possible to adapt the destination IP-Address when using 'Download over HTTP/FTP' on PG5 2.1 (FAQ #101839)
  • Why is there an offset to the current PCD time in the Trending timestamp of a Web project if the FW 1.20.nn is used? (FAQ #101834)
  • Why can't I re-open the Device Configurator on PG5 2.0.220? (FAQ #101786)
  • Why the exchange of ‘data transfer array’ between the PCD3.T66x smart RIO’s and the smart automation manager does no more work after installing the patch 1 of PG5 2.0.220? (FAQ #101785)
  • Disappeared Windows of FBox Builder (FAQ #101781)
  • It is not possible to Import a Fupla page (fxp-file) in the FBox Builder of PG5 2.0.220 (FAQ #101767)
  • How to find the MAC address of a PCD with Ethernet connection (FAQ #101759)
  • Why is the message "The program needs to be rebuilt and download" is displayed after updating PG5 to 2.0.220? (FAQ #101741)
  • Why are floats not detected when importing symbols from PG5 2.0.210? (FAQ #101709)
  • Why did some FBox disappear on installation of PG5 2.0.210? (FAQ #101696)
  • Why can't I copy an Ethernet RIO within the Saia PG5® RIO Network Configurator? (FAQ #101678)
  • Why I get the error message "NAK response" during a program download (with PG5 SP2)? (FAQ #101656)
  • Error in S-WebEditor 5.15.02 when using the new online alarming macros (FAQ #101654)
  • Which MB Panel firmware does support the "Alarming 2" features of the S-WebEditor 5.15.02? (FAQ #101648)
  • Why is the "select" button missing in the "Macro Find/Replace" dialog? (FAQ #101643)
  • Why has the PCD lost the program while updating the firmware to 1.16.xx? (FAQ #101625)
  • The PCD1.M2 does not run when using 2 PCD2.W525. (FAQ #101620)
  • Can I speed up PG5 2.0 by using an SSD drive? (FAQ #101583)
  • Why does the operation "Copy user program to Flash" fail? (FAQ #101570)
  • Which hardware revision of the PCD2.M5_ is needed for firmware 1.14.23? (FAQ #101490)
  • Can I have more than 16 COBs? (FAQ #101467)
  • Some windows in PG5 2.0 are not visible anymore. How to get them back? (FAQ #101456)
  • How to extend the amount of available Flags on a PCD? (FAQ #101447)
  • Why is it not possible to create / open Profibus DP files in PG5 2.0? (FAQ #101435)
  • Why does PG5 2.0 only accept comments with less than 80 characters? (FAQ #101368)
  • Why is the FBox library not visible in the Library Manager after its installation? (FAQ #101344)
  • Can PG5 access more than 32 serial communication ports (ComPorts)? (FAQ #101339)
  • Overview over the shortcuts of PG5 2.0 (FAQ #101337)
  • What is the latest version of PG5 2.0? --> PG5 2.0.220 (FAQ #101335)
  • Incompatibility between PG5 2.0 and "AVG Antivirus" on Windows 7 (FAQ #101329)
  • Why does the error message "more than 383 elements in DB" appear? (FAQ #101312)
  • BACnet Configurator PG5 2.0.110: Cannot find SymDlg52.dll (FAQ #101291)
  • Shall I use PG5 2.3, PG5 2.2, 2.1, 2.0 or PG5 1.4 for my next project? (FAQ #101282)
  • Why is the Run and Stop button inactiv if I am online in Fupla? (FAQ #101205)
  • USB - RS 485 converter (FAQ #101165)
  • Is PG5 2.0 or PG5 2.1 compatible with Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8? (FAQ #101128)
  • USB to RS232 converter (FAQ #100512)
  • Why does the error message "Unresolved Externals" appear on build with RIO configuration (FAQ #100451)
  • Which PG5 version is compatible with what operating system? (FAQ #100405)
  • The pre-defined symbol __PCD_UID__ (unique program identifier) (FAQ #100332)
  • Error LED of PCD is lit! How to find the problem? (FAQ #100269)
  • No Online Connection possible - Driver not available or SCommDrv error (FAQ #100213)
  • Not all History entries can be found in the Online Help of PG5 (FAQ #100173)

The requested software / document is no longer marketed by Saia-Burgess Controls AG and without technical support. It is an older software version which can be operated only on certain now no longer commercially available products.