Leverage existing assets
GP-Pro EX supports screens made using all models as far back as the original model GP510 Series.
Data created in GP-PRO/PBIII for Windows or later versions can be converted instantly in Project Converter.
Convert entire projects with Project Converter
GP-Pro EX supports screen data made using all models as far back as the original model GP510 Series. Upgrading to the latest models is a smooth process as GP-Pro EX's Project Converter can be used to directly convert data created with GP-PRO/PBIII for Windows or later versions. >>See replacement guides
Change display sizes easily with Resolution Converter
GP-Pro EX's Resolution Converter automatically converts project files into different resolutions. This significantly reduces man-hours associated with changing display sizes.
Batch Part Converter can change all shapes on a screen at once to bring back old screens
GP-Pro EX lets you batch convert parts of differing shapes. This makes it possible to easily renew images in project files made in the past.
Create similar screens in next to no time using batch converting addresses of selected parts
With GP-Pro EX you can convert selected part addresses as a block. This gives you the ability to create similar screens quickly.
Sharing Images and Parts for using existing Parts and graphics you have created
Parts and graphics you have created can be registered as a package. Save the packages to a server to share them among designers.
Quickly understand detailed differences between similar project files
Project Comparison Tool allows easy yet detailed comparison of two screen-project files for updating and modifying customer applications. Differences for each part attribute, alarm message, or setup item are displayed.
Multi-version File Format Support for Screen Project Files
Screen project files edited in the latest version of GP-Pro EX can also be saved in the previous version format to facilitate screen data handling among personnel with different responsibilities such as testing engineers, factory installation technicians, and maintenance engineers.
SRAM Data Retention during Screen Data Update
You can select to reset or to retain saved variable data in SRAM upon updating screen data.
Simplify Screen Creation
Indirect Device Setting – Only one screen can communicate with multiple devices
Only one screen is required to communicate with multiple devices. It allows you to reduce time for screen design.
Anyone can design beautiful, realistic screens
GP-Pro EX has an extensive variety of functions for designing beautiful, realistic screens.
Naturally, a wide range of free sample screens are also available. Pro-face's beautifully designed samples are produced with user-friendliness in mind and are sure to gain a solid reputation amongst worksite operators.
User Original Start Screen
For Power Box, display a registered start screen (image) from when the power is turned on until when the initial base screen is displayed.
Realistic 3D parts that look just like the real thing
Add three-dimensional graphical real parts and easily create easy-to-read screens with high added value.
Production equipment measurements and temperatures are intuitively displayed.
Can be visually checked like real switches and lamps. It increases the added value of your screens.
Bitmaps and other formats can be used.
Add movement with animation feature to make parts even more realistic
GP-Pro EX has an animation feature that draws graphics and lets you move, rotate, or change the color of images. This makes it possible to quickly design screens with rich expression that move and change.
Display numerical data in style with bitmap fonts
GP-Pro EX has a range of beautiful, easy-to-read 7-segment fonts for data display parts.A variety of other fonts are also available.
Use image fonts to expand design possibilities with Windows fonts
GP-Pro EX lets you create stylish screens using Windows fonts. Multiple languages are supported and fonts can be applied to data displays, text tables, alarms and a variety of other functions.
Display/Hide parts saves development time
Control part visibility by device or operator. Save development time and reduce project file size. This can reduce man-hours since separate screens do not need to be created.
Word Data Range Setting on Lamp Display
Display status of a lamp can be set according to pre-configured data range.
Sampling in different device formats
Text, bits, and variables that could only be set for devices as numeric values can now be mixed. Connected devices + internal addresses can also be set.
Utilize Siemens PLC's tag and improve efficiency
As the tag information of STEP7 Project Files created by Siemens PLC can be imported to GP-Pro EX screen data, you can reduce the man-hours for screen creation.
See the following manual for the data type which can be imported.
- MPI direct connection→"When Using a Tag"
- Ethernet connection→"When Using a Tag"
Much easier-to-understand icon design
The icon design of GP-Pro EX is easier to understand. You can quickly find what you want from many icons and improve work efficiency.
>Find the parts you want immediately Parts Toolbox
GP-Pro EX's Parts Toolbox lets you narrow quickly find the parts you need. You always know what parts you are using at any given moment, which makes screen design more efficient.
Headers and footers for immediate access to frequently used screens
GP-Pro EX lets you register screen elements that are frequently used at the top or bottom of a screen and call them up in a project.
Text Search/Replace Function
It is now possible to search for or find and replace text data in screen projects.
Direct alarm message input for multi-language setting
You can register multi-language text to text tables in alarm settings for even more efficient screen editing.
Searching/sorting alarm and sampling history
Easy ascending/descending sorting and conditional search using symbols such as =, > or < of Alarm Part and Sampling Display.
Text tables support multiple languages for use anywhere in the world
Programing function relieves PLC memory burden
GP-Pro EX supports logic programs, which let you create programs in a familiar ladder program format, and D-Script, a proprietary scripting language that offers similar functionality to sophisticated programming languages. This lowers the burden placed on the PLC and enables high-level screen design.
Logic Program - Program with a familiar ladder language
Screens and logic programming can be edited with the same software, so editing between parts and logic elements can be performed via drag and drop. Controller addresses can be directly written, allowing you to reduce development time.
The online editing function allows you to make program changes on a computer during operation. You can make changes in a program without stopping operation - even while the control function is in operation. This enables work efficiency at startup and during maintenance.
D-Script - Create programs with our unique simplified language
Configure these settings based on trigger conditions including "Continuous Action", "Timer Bit Change", and "Condition Satisfied". Many functions are also provided including search
(search and replace strings in the script) and debug functions (display messages and addresses on the unit).
D-Scripts created with GP-PRO/PBIII can be used unmodified so replacement is a breeze.
GP-Pro EX Simulation – A solid reputation for user-friendliness
With GP-Pro EX you can simulate connection with a PLC on your PC, even if you don't have a display or PLC. The simulation function also supports Mitsubishi Electric PLCs.