One of the visitors has sent me a screenshot of his visualization. It was fully based on bitmaps imported to CoDeSys as visualization background. It was by far superior to all that I had done so far.
At the end of 2010 after playing a little with a bitmap editor I rebuild all main visualizations. The effects are to be found below (WARNING – large sizes of screenshots):
The visualizations are adjusted to my computer screen’s resolution. Obviously the space could be used better, probably you can see an amateur hand, but well – it is what it is. The most important success is that seeing the visualizations as they are my wife decided to try to use them ;)
Technically – the idea is not complicated. First in a graphic editor you need to create a background composed of elements that will not change as the program runs. To set a background in CoDeSys right-click on your visualization.
In the 2nd step you need to draw dynamic elements – standard rectangles and circles. All as in the usual visualization but with a much greater effect. If a more detailed explanation is needed, please let me know.