How to Run a System

Running and Connecting to the System

To run the system:

  • Right click on the system name
  • Select Run & Connect from the context menu.

Note: If Run fails, see Troubleshooting below.

By selecting Run & Connect, the system is first built and then deployed (the files are copied to the target). Then the system (application(s)) is started (run) on the target, and a connection is made from CDP Studio to the running system to obtain real time data from the system.

When a new system is created it is by default configured to be run on your local PC.

You can use Configure mode and the Applications table to change the system applications to be run on some other (f.e remote) target Device. Note, that you also need to adjust Toolkit to correspond to the target device architecture. Please consult the Deployments Manual for further instructions on how to configure target devices and toolkits.

See how to connect to a running system and analyze it in How to Analyze a System.

Troubleshooting Run Failure

If the application will not run, please take a look in the Compile Output pane and Application Output pane / CDP MessageLog windows at the bottom of CDP Studio to see if there are any hints to what the fault might be. If you can not figure out the cause of the failure, select the System and verify that the:

  • Application Device is correct. The Application Device should be Local PC to run/test on your computer, or it should be a device listed in the Devices table. If not set correctly, change the Application Device to the correct one.
  • Application Toolkit matches the Application Device. For Device Local PC, Toolkit should be either Windows Toolkit or Linux Toolkit. If set incorrectly, select the correct Toolkit. To see which Toolkit is the correct one for your device, search for 'Toolkit' in the Help, and read the entries to find which Toolkit matches your device.
  • Deploy-target is powered on and listed in the System Devices. If the device is not powered on, make sure that any connected equipment is in a non-hazardous safe state, then power the device on. If the device is not listed in the System Devices, make sure that it meets all the requirements of a target device.
  • Deploy-target is correctly paired. When correctly paired, the device is visible in the Devices table, and the button to the right should show Paired. If the device is not correctly paired, see how to pair a device. Note that Local PC does not have to be paired.
  • Correct Network for the deploy-target is selected in the Networks table. The network should be the same network that the device is on. A Local PC with no external communication usually runs on Loopback. If an incorrect network is selected, select the correct network in the Networks table by clicking the Select button in the same row as the correct network name.
  • Libraries have been built successfully, with the correct Toolkit. See how to build a library for more information.
  • Third-party libraries have been built successfully, with the correct Toolkit. See Third Party Library Support for more information.

Wi-Fi/Wireless Network

If the CDP MessageLog in Application Output pane shows many messages about Disconnecting and Connecting Applications, and your applications are using a Wi-Fi/Wireless network, you may try this:

  • Verify with a wired ethernet network to see if the problem disappears.
  • Other Wi-Fi networks may use the same frequency or channel as your Wi-Fi. If your Wi-Fi/Wireless network is configurable, try to use another less used frequency or another channel. There exist mobile-apps you may try to scan and get an overview of used frequencies/channels.
  • You may configure your CDP applications to have longer timeouts, so they do not disconnect each other so soon. Try to increase the property called DisconnectTimeout (for all applications in your system): In Configure mode navigate to YourApp.CDP.Messenger. In case CDP.Messenger is not visible, the reason might be that these standard CDP components are filtered away. To get them visible again, see Filtering, and uncheck Hide Internal Items. Then look into Subcomponents and click on the in front of CDP and Messenger. Find the property called DisconnectTimeout in the Properties-section and increase the value.

Troubleshooting Web-UI Problems

If the application has a Web-UI, and it does not show, verify that:

  • The application is running (see above).
  • That an internet-connection is available (unless all scripts and dependencies are deployed on the target device).
  • Verify the url by looking at the Application Output in CDP Studio to see where the StudioAPI server is listening, e.g: "StudioAPIServer: listening on 127.0.0.1:7689": Change the IP address in the URL <http://127.0.0.1:7689/www/index.html> to correspond with the StudioAPIServer IP address:port in the console output pane.