Technical FAQs

Ask a Question

How to get a .xef export of the Unity application for importing into Web Designer

Goals and Symptoms
How to get a .xef export of the Unity application for importing into Web Designer

Facts and Change
Unity 8 and above
Web Designer

Causes and Fixes
Web Designer requires a '.xef' file for the Unity application import into the 'PLC Program Viewer'.  If you try to export the Unity application to a '.xef' file, the option
will not be available.  The option to export a Unity application to a '.xef' file was removed in Unity 8.  The software only allows an export to a '.zef' file.  The '.xef' file is
included as part of the the '.zef' exported file.

To get the '.xef' file for the Unity application:
  • Save the Unity application.
  • Click on File\Export.
  • Export the application to a '.zef' file.
  • Rename the '.zef' file to a .zip file.
  • Open the file with Winzip or Windows explorer.
  • Copy the '.xef' file to a temporary folder.
  Note:  WebDesigner uses the signature of the .'xef' file to synchronize the application the PLC with the application data in the PLC Program Viewer.  If any
             changes are made to the Unity application in the PLC, the process must be repeated to get the updated '.xef' file that contains the new signature. 
           
             This synchronization step is not required if you are using the automatic synchronization (Data Dictionary and Program Viewer Information) in the Unity
             project settings that is applicable only to the M340 and M580.

 
Was this helpful?
What can we do to improve the information ?