FactoryTalk ViewPoint



FactoryTalk® View Machine Edition (ME) software is a versatile HMI application that provides a dedicated and powerful solution for machine-level operator interface devices. As an integral element of the Rockwell Automation visualization solution, FactoryTalk View Machine Edition provides superior graphics, run-time user management, language switching and faster commissioning time through a common development environment.

FactoryTalk View Machine Edition allows for a consistent operator interface across multiple platforms, including PanelView Plus and Windows desktop solutions and consists of:

  • FactoryTalk View Studio: Configuration software for developing and testing HMI applications.
  • FactoryTalk View ME Station: A traditional “stand-alone” HMI solution that packages a server and client for use on a PanelView™ Plus 7, PanelView™ Plus 6, Rockwell Automation Industrial Computers, or other industrial computer running a supported Microsoft Windows operation system.

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  • Define tags and graphics displays once and reference them throughout the application.
  • Streamlined development with a common editor for FactoryTalk View Machine Edition and Site Edition
  • Share data and integrate seamlessly with other FactoryTalk enabled products.
  • Maximize productivity by directly accessing tag information in the controller, eliminating the need to create HMI tags.
  • Full-featured graphics editor with powerful editing tools, drawing objects, pre-configured operator devices, and animation capabilities
  • Simulation individual displays or entire projects using Test Run
  • Data Logging to log tag values that can be displayed in historical trend objects
  • Alarming to quickly alert operators to conditions requiring immediate action
  • Security to restrict operator access to specific displays
  • RecipePlus for machine or process recipe management
  • Runtime language switching
  • Multiple-version support
  • Graphics library with hundreds of graphic objects to drag and drop into your displays
  • Reusable faceplates and global objects speed application development
  • Object Explorer to quickly view the hierarchy of objects on a display
  • Embed web-browser frame on a FactoryTalk View Machine Edition display
  • Audit operator activity and system changes via FactoryTalk Diagnostics
  • Migrate PanelView Standard projects to FactoryTalk View Machine Edition
  • Manage users while the application is running
  • Easily work on multiple projects, since each project has its own security configuration
  • Support for both ActiveX® and OPC technologies


FactoryTalk View Machine Edition offers OEMs and end-users features that reduce development and commissioning time, while improving the operator’s experience and retaining the plant-wide scalability.

Reduce Design And Commissioning Time

  • A simplified installation process
  • Reusable global objects
  • Search and replace capability for tags and text on multiple displays and global objects
  • Hotlink to a specific tag location using the Cross Reference capability
  • Runtime language switching means that multiple-language implementations can be accomplished more easily, without cumbersome font-linking.
  • Private security configuration makes it easier to switch between applications

Expand Machine Flexibility And Capability

  • Access to run-time terminal information
  • Access to documentation via the PDF Viewer
  • ActiveX controls that simplify complex runtime tasks
  • Increased flexibility of reusable components to allow programmatic control
  • Data logging for trend analysis
  • Recipe management
  • Manage user and groups while application is running

Latest Releases

FactoryTalk View Machine Edition v8.0

FactoryTalk View Machine Edition 8.0 adds new features that reduce design and commissioning time, as well as broaden the scope of potential applications. These new features include:

  • Increased device support, including the new PanelView Plus 7 Standard terminals
  • Private security configuration for each application makes it easier to switch between projects
  • Runtime User Management controls allow user to be added, removed, modified while the application is running
  • Windows 2008 and 2013 Active Directory authentication support to provide improved security
  • Error-proofing the loading of projects on PanelView Plus terminals by providing warnings if display resolutions does not match physical terminal, or project references an unavailable communication network

System Requirements

System Requirements

The computer hardware you choose to install and operate your FactoryTalk View ME System should be adequately sized for the demands of each component. These specifications are based on the hardware that the FactoryTalk View product and its supported operating systems require.

You should also specify a hard drive that has enough disk space to provide virtual memory that is at least twice the size of the physical RAM.

Processor 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or higher
Memory 1GB or more
Operating System Windows 8.1

  • Professional 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Enterprise Edition 32-bit and 64-bit

Windows 8

  • Professional 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Enterprise Edition 32-bit and 64-bit

Windows 7

  • Ultimate with Service Pack 1 64-bit
  • Professional 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Professional with Service Pack 1 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 1 64-bit

Windows Server 2012

  • Standard Edition 64-bit
  • RS Standard Edition 64-bit

Windows Server 2008

  • R2 Standard Edition 64-bit
  • R2 Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 1 64-bit
  • R2 Standard Edition with Service Pack 2 32-bit 64-bit

Windows Vista

  • Business with Service Pack 2 32-bit

Windows XP

  • Professional with Service Pack 3 32-bit

Windows Server 2003

  • R2 Standard Edition with Service Pack 2 32-bit or 64-bit

Additional Requirements

  • Engineering Workstation with FactoryTalk View Studio Machine Edition, FactoryTalk View Studio Enterprise Edition, FactoryTalk Services Platform or RSLinx Enterprise installed.

User Guides

FactoryTalk ME User Guide

FactoryTalk ME User Guide

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Ordering Information

Ordering Information

FactoryTalk® ViewPoint adds the ability for FactoryTalk View projects to be used in a web browser.

A FactoryTalk ViewPoint system includes the FactoryTalk ViewPoint server plus client access licenses. The client access licenses are concurrent and administered by the FactoryTalk ViewPoint server. A FactoryTalk ViewPoint 3-client system allows 3 client devices to connect to the FactoryTalk ViewPoint server at the same time. Each client device that consumes a license can have a maximum of 3 browsers or tabs connected to a single FactoryTalk ViewPoint server.

FactoryTalk ViewPoint client access licenses come in bundles; simply choose the level of client access licenses to meet your application needs. The client access licenses are also additive. For example, 9522-VWP03RENE (FactoryTalk ViewPoint 3-client system) + 9522-VWP05RENE (FactoryTalk ViewPoint 5-client system) equals 8 client access license capacity.

FactoryTalk ViewPoint includes read/write client access licenses and must be purchased as an add-on to FactoryTalk View SE Network and Local applications.

Each PanelView Plus and PanelView Plus comes with ViewPoint installed and includes one (1) ViewPoint client license.

Catalog Number Description
9522-VWP01RENE FactoryTalk ViewPoint 1 Client System
9522-VWP03RENE FactoryTalk ViewPoint 3 Client System
9522-VWP05RENE FactoryTalk ViewPoint 5 Client System
9522-VWP10RENE FactoryTalk ViewPoint 10 Client System
9522-VWP25RENE FactoryTalk ViewPoint 25 Client System
9522-VWP50RENE FactoryTalk ViewPoint 50 Client System