Earlier this month Rockwell released version 11 of Connected Components Workbench.

Below I’ll summarize the new features as documented in the release notes, and I hope to cover some of these new features in more depth in the coming weeks:

New Features:

  • Support for the new Micro870, 2085-EP24VDC, and 2080-MEMBAK-RTC2
  • New Micro800 2080-MOT-HSC plug-in instructions (HSCE, HSCE_CFG,HSCE_CFG_PLS, HSCE_READ_STS, HSCE_SET_STS)
  • New Micro800 instructions based on Micrologix equivilents (LFL, LFU)
  • MicroLogix to Micro800 Conversion Tool 4.00 now installs with CCW and has been expanded to also support the Micrologix 1100, 1200, 1400 and 1500
  • Several Spectrum Controls 2085 expansion module profiles are now automatically installed, including those for the 2085sc-IF16C, IF16V, IF8u, and OF8.
  • PanelView 800 DesignStation palette increased to 65k colors
  • DesignStation Symbol library now arranged in categories to improve ease of use
  • DesignStation now supports font and screensaver downloads
  • Installation wizard now aligned with other Rockwell products and supports Record and Playback feature

Enhanced features

  • Module Profile Tool 2.00 now supports plug-in and expansion module profiles from Encompass products
  • Micro800 Fault diagnostics view upgraded to display several of the last recoverable and non-recoverable faults
  • UDFB/UDF local variables now support unlimited UDFB/UDF local variables

Corrected Anomalies

  • If the “Current” updater is installed with CCW it will no longer check for updates every day, but once every thirty days instead.
  • Ladder logic branch execution no longer depends on the order of
    parallel branches, making CCW now function in the same way as the MicroLogix controllers.

For a complete list of New Features, New Products supported, and Anomalies, see the official product release notes.

Learn about other releases:

Check out our coverage of other releases of CCW below:

Find out more:

If you would like to view the Connected Components Workbench 11.0 release notes, head over to Rockwell’s Product Versions webpage, then search on and select Connected Components Workbench from the list.

Once all the versions are loaded, click on the document icon as shown below:

If you’d like to listen to a discussion of the above, check out Episode 43 of The Automation Podcast below:

So, what do you think of the new features of Connected Components Workbench 11?

Will you jump in and install v11 right away because of the added features or hardware support?

You can share your thoughts and opinions by clicking on the “post a comment or question” link below.

Until next time, Peace ✌️ 

Shawn M Tierney
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