Note: If you need help learning to use CCW with the Micro800 line of PLCs, check out my Five-Star rated Micro800 Nano Basics online course. It comes with support and never expires.


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Article: How to download Connected Components Workbench

Step 1) Navigate to www.ab.com:

Step 2) Select “Support” from the Top Menu of Rockwell’s website:

Step 3) Under “Product Support” select “Compatibility and Downloads (PCDC)”:

Step 4) Now select “Downloads by Product”:

Step 4) Now search for “Connected Components”:

Step 5) Select “Connected Components Workbench ” from the list, and then choose the version you’d like to download. In this example I choose version “21.00.00”:



Step 6) Next click on the “Downloads” button on the right:

Step 7) And now click on the small, gray “Download” icon found to the right of the 21.00.00 version number and to the left of the orange PDF icon:



Step 8) At this point you may be asked to sign in with your free Rockwell website account:


NOTE: If you don’t already have a free account for Rockwell’s website, go ahead and create one using a valid email address as you will need to open the email they send and confirm your registration. Once your account is setup, sign in so you can continue with the download.


Step 9) In the popup window that comes up, select Connectected Components Workbench as shown (as well as any optional items you’d like to download.) Once selected, click on the “Downloads” link on the top right of the window:

Step 10) In the next window, select the “Download Now” button on the bottom right:

Step 11) Accept the end user license agreement in the next window:

Step 12) Which will then prompt you to save the download manager file to your PC. Be sure you remember where you save it as the next step is to run it:

Step 13) Once you run the downloaded file, you will see a window similar to the below. Once the download is complete you can click on small blue “open” link near the top left of the window to open the RA downloads folder where your software as downloaded to:

Step 14) If you have any issues with the above download manager, you’ll find the following window still open in your browser, and here you can choose “Direct Download”:

Step 15) If you do select the above link, you’ll see the below window which has individual links to download each file:

If you run into issues using CCW, feel free to sign-up to my Locals community and ask your question(s) there.

Or grab my Micro800 Nano Basics course at TheAutomationSchool.com and I’ll support you there.



Compatibility Note: For information on supported operating systems, check out Rockwell’s compatibility website using the link below:


Until next time, Peace ✌️ 

Shawn M Tierney
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