CODESYS is the leading manufacturer-independent IEC 61131-3 automation software for engineering control systems.

CODESYS TIPS and TRICKS

CODESYS TIP # 1 - Activate the dark scheme for your CFC editor
Activate the dark scheme for your CFC editor

CODESYS 3.5 Service Pack 17 highlights, # 1

CODESYS offers many cool new features. Interested? Then follow our CODESYS 3.5 SP 17 highlight posts in the coming weeks and find out how you can benefit.

Activate the dark scheme for your CFC editor - as was already possible for the ST editor. This allows you to work more comfortably in dark environments, and helps to reduce eye strain.

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CODESYS TIP # 2 - It is now easier to handle pins in the CFC editor.
It is now easier to handle pins in the CFC editor.

CODESYS 3.5 Service Pack 17 highlights, # 2

Larger drop areas allow you to place pins more easily without having to hit the exact connection point. This makes it even more convenient for you to work with CODESYS.

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CODESYS TIP # 3 - Freely arrange the pins of your function blocks.
Freely arrange the pins of your function blocks.

CODESYS 3.5 Service Pack 17 highlights, # 3

Simply drag and drop a pin to rearrange it. This allows you to structure function blocks according to your personal needs and preferences.

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CODESYS TIP # 4 - With keyboard shortcuts you can work even faster in the CFC editor.
With keyboard shortcuts you can work even faster in the CFC editor.

CODESYS 3.5 Service Pack 17 highlights, # 4

An overview of all configured shortcuts can be found under Tools ‣ Customize... ‣ Keyboard ‣ CFC.
There you can also define your own keyboard shortcuts to speed up your workflow.

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CODESYS TIP # 5 - Library Summary in the Library Manager to display referenced libraries in a tree structure.
Use the Library Summary in the Library Manager to display referenced libraries in a tree structure.

CODESYS 3.5 Service Pack 17 highlights, # 5

This can be done with libraries referenced in the project and also with libraries which reference these libraries. You can also highlight libraries in the tree structure which reference or use a certain library.

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CODESYS TIP # 6 - Device logger filter
Device logger filter

CODESYS 3.5 Service Pack 17 highlights, # 6

In the device logger you can now filter for one or more components.
This allows you to keep a better overview, especially if you have a large number of logger messages.

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CODESYS TIP # 7 - We have reworked the "Build"
We have reworked the "Build" menu

CODESYS 3.5 Service Pack 17 highlights, # 7

With SP17 we have reworked the "Build" menu. If you are missing some commands now - no problem. You can easily customize the menu in the "Customize" window.

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CODESYS TIP # 8 - Identify FB variables
Identify FB variables

CODESYS 3.5 Service Pack 17 highlights, # 8

It is now much easier to identify inherited variables of an FB in the watchlist and in the declaration part when online. Activate the corresponding option to display the inherited variables in a structured way.

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CODESYS TIP # 9 - Watch all Forces list
Watch all Forces list

CODESYS 3.5 Service Pack 17 highlights, # 9

The ‚Watch all Forces’ list now additionally shows the recent process value of a forced variable.

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CODESYS TIP # 10 - Memory Scan for specific values
Memory Scan for specific values

CODESYS 3.5 Service Pack 17 highlights, # 10

With the Memory Scan you can now search for specific values in the memory of your IEC application – even in core dumps.

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CODESYS TIP # 11 - New CODESYS Installer
New CODESYS Installer

CODESYS 3.5 Service Pack 17 highlights, # 11

With the new CODESYS Installer, you can now conveniently manage and configure your CODESYS installations:

- Create customized installations for productive and experimental usage and work with them in parallel.

- Easily update old and load additional or missing components.

- Benefit immediately from feature updates without waiting for the release of a new Service Pack.



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CODESYS TIP # 12 - New multicore extension
New multicore extension

CODESYS 3.5 Service Pack 17 highlights, # 12

With the new multicore extension, the CODESYS Control RTE real-time SoftPLC also supports multi-core CPUs. During installation, specify for yourself how many cores are to be used exclusively by the runtime environment. In the CODESYS Development System, define which task groups shall run on which cores.

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CODESYS TIP # 13 - Track user interactions in the device log
Track user interactions in the device log

CODESYS 3.5 Service Pack 17 highlights, # 13

You can now also track user interactions in the device log:

- Keep track of the time a certain user logged in and out, or when a login attempt failed.

- Always be informed when an application has been downloaded, created, started, stopped, reset or deleted.

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CODESYS TIP: Protect your application execution!
TIP: Protect your application execution!

CODESYS 3.5 Service Pack 17 highlights

Prevent the updating / deletion of applications on your controller at inappropriate times: To do so, use the system library Component Manager and set the xDisableApplicationStop property in the function block PlcOperationControl.

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CODESYS TIP: Excluding POUs from compilation
TIP: Excluding POUs from compilation

CODESYS 3.5 Service Pack 17 highlights

You are working on a more complex automation project in CODESYS and have just created a new POU.
If this POU is not free of syntactical errors, the entire project can no longer be compiled. Right-click on the POU to configure its properties and exclude it from compilation in the "Build" tab.
The device is then displayed in a special color in the devices tree and your project can be compiled despite the syntactical errors in the POU.

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CODESYS TIP: Automation Server: network scan functionality
TIP: Automation Server: network scan functionality

CODESYS 3.5 Service Pack 17 highlights

Using the network scan functionality, you can now add multiple controllers to your Automation Server simultaneously. At the same time, you can directly enter the access data of the device user management and activate application and parameter synchronization if required.

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