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  • #1720

    axeliloadi
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    Hi,

    I want to make a GUI using HTBasic Plus functionality and read about the Screen Builder in the help manual. However when I click on Tools->BPLUS Screen Builder nothing happens.

    I have done LOAD BIN “BPLUS” but still no difference. How can I get this to work?

    Ps. I am using HTBasic 10.0 and Windows 10.

    #1735

    ZeRider
    Participant

    Hi,
    As I remember there is a bug in the first 10.0 release version.
    You need the corrected version 10.0.2 for the Screen builder functionality
    Contact your vendor and ask him the free update of the software.

    • This reply was modified 8 months, 1 week ago by  ZeRider.
    #3539

    shuave
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    Hello Community
    I have Loaded every one of the GPIB (HPIB) drivers (one at the time) from the AUTOST file and then open the program and I got “error 163 in 70 interface not present”.
    I’m using a HTBasic v10 for Windows (XP) and a Keysight 82357B USB/GPIB interface adapter to connect to a Spectrum Analyzer. Line 70 is ” ASSIGN@agt4396 TO 800″
    If I leave the AUTOST file unchanged only with:
    COM /Autost/Drivers_loaded
    INTEGER Altf4,Fixcurse,Winpal
    IF NOT Drivers loaded THEN
    Drivers_loaded=1
    END IF
    END
    and then open my program, I will get the same error!
    Anyone knows what I’m doing wrong?
    Thanks a lot for any help

    #3540

    ZeRider
    Participant

    Hi,
    you must load the GPIB USB driver like this (for example) : LOAD BIN “HPIBS;DEV gpib0 ISC 7”
    You can find the Keysight 82357B properties with the Keysight Connection Expert software scan
    SICL interface ID = gpib0
    Logical unit = 7

    #3541

    shuave
    Participant

    ZeRider,

    Still the same. Does my Analyzer needs to be address as any number in particular?
    I run the connection expert and it said the analyzer is connected with visa gpib1::17::instr
    but the code is assigning as ASSIGN@agt4396 TO 800″, is it ok?
    p/s: the analyzer has two addresses : one for the controller and other for the analyzer itself
    so, what should I used for the controller address?

    Thanks again

    #3542

    ZeRider2
    Participant

    Please try this …

    DIM Inst$[80]
    Adr=717
    !
    Identity: Inst$=”NO MESSAGE”
    OUTPUT Adr;”*IDN?”
    ENTER Adr;Inst$
    PRINT Inst$
    !
    END

    #3548

    shuave
    Participant

    Hi ZeRider

    It didn’t work and I’m getting frustrated.
    Sometimes I believe that the COM card for the Analyzer is disconnected
    from inside.
    I found some example code on the Agilent CD’s and tried to load it but
    the same error 163 ,Any other ideas

    Shuave

    #3549

    ZeRider2
    Participant

    Hi Shuave,
    If I well understand your device is the Agilent 4396B Network/Spectrum/Impedance Analyzer
    You can find the device’s GPIB Programming Guide here :
    http://anlage.umd.edu/Agilent%204396B%20Programming%20Guide%2004396-90063.pdf
    Inside you can find some code to help you.
    But before to execute any code lines you need to load the correct GPIB driver from your autost program (LOAD BIN “HPIBS;DEV gpib1 ISC 7”) or from the HTBasic menu : Tools\Device setup\Add\HPIBS + GPIB parameters
    See your Keysight Connection Expert software scan for the correct parameters setup : gpib1 and 7 (?)
    This first part is clear for you ?
    If not, you could try to post some screenshot of your configuration here for verification (probably through images hosting site)

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 6 days ago by  ZeRider2.
    #3667

    shuave
    Participant

    Good Morning ZeRider,
    I’m attaching a video for you to see the procedure/loading and error.
    Please advise with your vast knowledge.

    By the way, how can I attached a video for you to see?

    #3668

    shuave
    Participant

    Good Morning ZeRider,
    I’m attaching a video for you to see the procedure/loading and error.
    Please advise with your vast knowledge.

    By the way, how can I attached a video?
    Thanks

    #3672

    shuave
    Participant

    ZeRider,

    Do you know how I can send you a video (263 Mb) with the set up
    and responses from HTBasic?
    Thanks

    #3682

    ZeRider
    Participant

    Hi Shuave,
    A video may be too heavy !
    Please find below the configuration screen copy for AGILENT 82357A USB/GPIB interface and a AGILENT 34401A multimeter
    And some code to test the connection after the HPIBS setting.
    (Be careful some old devices don’t respond to the *IDN? Syntax)

    KEYSIGHT connection expert : Multimeter and Interface
    http://zupimages.net/viewer.php?id=19/45/8gy4.jpg

    HTBasic 10 : AUTOST Load HPIBS driver
    http://zupimages.net/viewer.php?id=19/45/vxdw.jpg

    HTBasic Tools\Devices Setup\HPIBS : HPIBS configuration
    http://zupimages.net/viewer.php?id=19/45/jhps.jpg

    HTBasic : Little Identity software for 34401A multimeter
    http://zupimages.net/viewer.php?id=19/45/3iav.jpg

    HTBasic : Identity software result
    http://zupimages.net/viewer.php?id=19/45/g19b.jpg

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 3 days ago by  ZeRider.
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