READ FIRST: As of April 2020 this procedure has changed – see the new article HERE for the updated steps.
I commend Rockwell on their efforts to improve their website, however it's disappointing they often don't provide redirects from old pages to new, leaving thousands of daily visitors landing on broken or missing pages.
That in mind, I've redirected my RSLogix Micro Starter Lite Download Link (www.TheAutomationBlog.com/mld) to come to this page where I can keep this procedure on downloading the free software up-to-date:
Step 1) Start by navigating to www.ab.com, which will redirect you to ab.rockwellautomation.com:
Step 3) Now type in “RSLogix Micro” in the search box, and then choose “RSLogix Micro Starter Lite w/o RSLinx EN” from the list:
Step 4) Then select “Download”:
Step 5) Next, expand the version listing by click on the plus sign:
Step 6) And the select the downloads link (a small picture of a hard drive and arrow) for version 10 as shown below:
Important: Today, only the downloads for version 10 and 11 have links to the software downloads, so it's important to chose the link shown above:
Step 7) In the next window, select the check-boxes for RSLogix Micro Starter Lite w/o RSLinx EN, RSLogix Emulate, and RSLinx Classic Lite as shown below:
NOTE: The software list shown below may not be in the same exact order as what you find online today as over time Rockwell rearranges this list.
Step 8) Then select the “Download Now” button on the bottom right:
Step 9) At this point you may be asked to sign in.
NOTE: If you don't already have a free account for Rockwell's website, go ahead and create one (be sure to use a valid email address as you'll need to open the email they send you to confirm your registration.) Once your account is setup, sign in so you can continue with the download:
Step 10) Accept the terms:
Step 12) Now select the links to download RSLogix Micro Starter Lite, RSLinx Classic, and RS Emulate 500:
Note: Below you'll find a screenshot of Rockwell's website showing which versions of Windows 7 RSLogix Micro 8.3 is supported on (it does work well on Windows 10, but the free version is not officially supported on it:)
For information on other operating systems check out Rockwell's compatibility website using the link below:
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First of all, I wanna say thanks, because your forum is very interesting, and Ii'm using it to improve my knowledge in some things.
I wanna ask you if you know how can I download rslogix emulator 5000, because only the 500 version seems available.
Thanks a lot.Good afternoon @marandlo,
You know, Emulate 5000 has not been a free download like Emulate 500 has. In fact, Eumulate 500 is the only free Emulate download Rockwell makes that I know of.
Shawn Tierney, The Automation BlogShawn - Any thoughts on if RSLogix 500 Lite is still valid? Trying to get a remote customer to connect to a 1400. We had them download it along with RSLinx Lite and upon remoting into their machine could see the faqulted processor in Linx but could not go online, upload or diag. Popup window comes up with an error about using Linx Gateway (we are set it up to talk via Enet driver in linx) with Ethernet driver to go online. But we are not using linx gateway.
Then after reboot - Got a popup window starting Logix Lite saying it doesnt support Micro 1400's.
Comments or thoughts?Hey Ames Electric,
Hope you guys are doing well!
As I write in the below article, RSLogix Micro Starter Lite is only good for the 1000 and 1100:
I do believe you'll find a free download utility (I've never used it) at the same place as RSLMSL - see step six in the below article:
PS - I recently tried the free software from the above link with Windows 10 and a ML1100 and had no issues communicating using the below procedure:
Best of luck guys!
Instructor, The Automation SchoolHi Shawn,
OK - Full Disclosure - I know next to nothing about PCLs. But I have recently ordered an Micrologix 1400 as a gift for my wife who wants to get back into programming PCLs (she had some experience with SCADA programming in grad school).
After reading your very informative article, I now understand that the RSLogix Micro Starter Lite software I was hoping to download for her does not work with the 1400. What are my options for finding free or affordable software she can use to program the device? I see from one of your responses to a reader comment that there may be a free download utility that can be used to in some way? Can you provide more details on that?
Thanks.Good afternoon Forward500,
For the MicroLogix 1400 you'll need RSLogix Starter Micro which is under $200 last time I checked.
You can order it from your local RA distributor which you can look up on their website (www.ab.com)
PS - You might also want to get her a DVD copy of my PLC Basics Second Edition course which is still just $99 until January 1st:
Hope this helps,
Instructor, The Automation Schooli have the A-b micrologix 1200 How should i go about downloading RSLogix Micro, RSLinx Etc.heard they were free but not being allowed to setup the account need to start the download is there anywhere else where i could get the software???Good morning @ceruleanblue,
There is no free software download of RSLogix for the MicroLogix 1200.
You can contact your local RA rep and ask for a "30 day free demo" of RSLogix Micro Starter, which currently carries a list price of $151:
Hope this helps,
Instructor, The Automation SchoolNOTE: As of April 2020 this procedure has changed - see the new article for the updated steps: