Studio 5000 Logix Designer Version 27 Released

Late last week Rockwell Automation released version 27 of itStudio 5000 Logix Designer FIs Studio 5000 Logix Designer software for programming its CompactLogix and ControlLogix PACs.

The download package includes RSLinx 3.74 , as well as FactoryTalk Services Platform 2.74 and FactoryTalk Activation 3.62.11.

The recommended specs for running v27 include an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 20GB of Hard disk space.

What’s new in version 27?

Operating system support:

According to Rockwell, version 27 supports Windows 7 Pro (64bit) and Home Premium (32bit) with Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard with Service Pack 1, Microsoft Windows 8 and 8.1 Professional (64-bit), as well as Windows Server 2012 Standard.

Rockwell also states the product is expected to work on the above operating systems with no service packs installed, but those configurations are not tested.

Strangely, no mention of the recently release Windows 10 is found, so if you get it running on Windows 10 please let us know!

Usability Enhancements to Editors:

Version 27 includes the following usability enhancements:

  • SFC and FB editors now support Ctrl + Home and Ctrl + End navigation shortcuts.
  • Data Type editor now supports the ability to copy and paste table content from spreadsheet applications such as Microsoft Excel.
  • RLL now includes the ability to move the expression entry dialog box for CPT, CMP, FAL, and FSC instructions.
  • All language editors no longer have the “green color” indication when a routine’s parent task or program is inhibited, or when the routine is never called in the program.

New HMI Button Control instructions:

Studio-5000-v27-Release-Notes-FiVersion 27 also includes support for the HMI Button Control (HMIBC) instructions.

You use the HMIBC instructions alongside the new PanelView 5500 Human Machine Interface (HMI) device to allow high-speed HMI control of machine operations like jogging motors.

It’s said the HMIBC instruction also provides built-in comm diagnostics, which permit it to automatically reset if communication to the HMI is lost.

New support for Application Code Manager:

Last we have what is probably the biggest new feature in Studio 5000 Logix Designer: Support for Rockwell’s Application Code Manager (ACM).

This new tool is designed to allow much faster application development by providing an integrated code library system where users can store modular code for quick access and integration into their programs.

For more information on version 27 and to see the official product release notes, search Rockwell’s “versions” webpage for Studio 5000 Logix Designer, and then select the PDF icon near the version number as seen below:

Studio 5000 Logix Designer v27 Release Notes Link

So where’s View Designer?

Great question!

While searching for Studio 5000 I found the View Designer software came up as a separate download, and I’ll cover it in tomorrow morning’s blog.

So, what do you think of version 27 so far?

Do you feel like the added features are too few to warrant a major release?

Or, are you of the mind that smaller, more frequent releases are better?

Let us know what you think by filling out the “leave a reply” form at the bottom of this page.

I also want to send out a special thanks to Mark E. for letting us know that v27 was now available to download – Thanks Mark!


Shawn Tierney
Automation Consultant
Insights In Automation

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Legacy Comments

  1. Does ver 27 support redundancy?

    • Good morning Saumil,

      Last I’ve heard is v24.5 will be the next redundancy release, and it is planned for release this year but I’m not sure exactly when?

      Hope this helps,

      Shawn Tierney

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  2. Just installed v27.0 on Windows 10 and it doesn’t appear to work. Launch menu opens but the program closes once you chose an application to open. I’ll work on it…. Interestingly, Logix 5K v20 seems to work OK.

  3. i have installed rslogix5000 v10, v11, v12, v13, v14, v16, v17, v18, v19 and v20, studio5000 v21, v24 and v26 in Windows 10 Pro and work very well. Only rslogix5000 v15 failed during installation. last time all version below v19 failed in Windows 8.1 Pro. There’s problem on v19 as well, but once i off the start pages, then it’s working as well. hope this v27 compatible as well.

    • Good morning Aniki,

      Thanks for sharing your Windows 10 experience with Studio 5000!


      Shawn Tierney

    • Hi Aniki, I tired to install Studio V21.03 on windows 10 but it doesent work, can you tell me how you do that?

      • Assuming there is a “compatibility mode” option for the software in Windows 10 like there is in Windows 7 I’m guessing that’s the key.

  4. Installed Studio 5000 in Windows 10, unable to open but can manually go into C:Program Files (x86)Rockwell SoftwareStudio 5000View DesignerENUV2 and open up viewdesigner.exe
    Looks lame same interface like CCW and Aadvance… Unable to create faceplate… I think i will stick to FTView ME Studio…

    • Good morning Aniki,

      I also prefer the View Studio interface over the CCW style too!

      Thanks for sharing your comment,

      Shawn Tierney

  5. Studio5000 version 28 will be the minimum version required for the new -L8 controllers.

  6. what is the latest version as on date 31.12.2015

  7. can any one advice whether studio v28 can be installed in Microsoft windows 10 home, i5 processor,64Bit OS, 8GB Ram

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