In today's article I'm going to take a detailed look Studio 5000 pricing, available packages and bundles, and what features are included with each as it stands today.

Studio 5000 Mini: Ladder Logix only for CompactLogix only

The “Mini” edition of Studio 5000 Logix Designer only programs the “CompactLogix family of controllers, and only in the “Ladder Logic” programming language.

While you can purchase the other languages (FBD, SFC, ST, and Safety Editor) separately as add-ons, it's often cheaper to buy the next package in this list, Studio 5000 Lite.

Officially, Rockwell states this and all editions of Studio 5000 also includes View Designer (for PanelView 5000 HMIs.)

Below are the current prices for Studio 5000 Mini as found on Rockwell’s website in December of 2022. Note that if you need versions prior to 20.05, you’ll need to purchase the more expensive “Lite Legacy” edition as there is no Legacy option for the Mini edition:

Studio 5000 Mini Pricing:

Option 1: Annual subscription + 12mo. 8-5 support, PN# 9324C-RLDT61
$376.80 (12-01-22)

Option 2: Perpetual license + 12mo. 8-5 support, PN# 9324M-RLDT61
$1,098.39 (12-01-22)

Original article’s Perpetual License w/ legacy & media, w/o support, PN# 9324-RLD200ENE
$805.00 (10-16-13)

Snapshot of Rockwell's Website on 12-01-22

Studio 5000 Lite: Multiple Languages for CompactLogix only

The “Lite” edition of Studio 5000 is identical to the “Mini” edition in the fact that it can only program the “CompactLogix family of programmable controllers, but it differs in the fact that it also includes support for the Multi-Language Pack (PN# 9324-RLDMLPE) adding Function Block Diagram (FBD,) Structured Text (ST,) and Sequential Function Chart (SFC) programming languages.

According to Rockwell’s website It also includes the Compact GuardLogix safety program editor as well, and View Designer (for PanelView 5000 HMIs.)

Below are the current prices for Studio 5000 Lite as found on Rockwell’s website in December of 2022. Note that if you need versions prior to 20.05, you’ll need to purchase the more expensive “Legacy” edition:

Studio 5000 Lite Pricing:

Option 1A: Annual subscription + 12mo. 8-5 support, PN# 9324C-RLDT11
$936.85 (12-01-22)

Option 1B: Annual subscription + Legacy + 12mo. 8-5 support, PN# 9324C-RLDT51
$1,052.15 (12-01-22)

Option 2A: Perpetual license + 12mo. 8-5 support, PN#9324M-RLDT11
$2,696.93 (12-01-22)

Option 2B: Perpetual license + Legacy + 12mo. 8-5 support, PN#9324M-RLDT51
$3,235.04 (12-01-22)

Original article’s Perpetual License w/ legacy & media, w/o support, PN# 9324-RLD250ENE
$2,000.00 (10-16-13)

Snapshot of Rockwell's Website on 12-01-22

Studio 5000 Standard: Ladder Logix only, for ControlLogix and CompactLogix

The original version of RSLogix 5000, the “Standard” edition, supports “Ladder Logic” programming of all Logix based controllers, including ControlLogix, CompactLogix, FlexLogix, DriveLogix, and SoftLogix.

In more recent years, Studio 5000 Standard and higher now comes with a copy of RSLogix Architect (PN# 9326-LGXARCHENE,) and all editions of Studio 5000 include View Designer (for PanelView 5000 HMIs.)

While you can purchase many of the other languages (FBD, SFC, ST, Safety Editor, etc.) separately as add-ons, I recommend looking at the next package, RSLogix 5000 Full, before making a decision as it will likely be the cheaper option.

Below are the current prices for Studio 5000 Standard as found on Rockwell’s website in December of 2022. Note that if you need versions prior to 20.05, you’ll need to purchase the more expensive “Legacy” edition. There's also a Networxs bundle if you need RSNetworxs for DeviceNet, ControlNet, and Ethernet/IP.

Studio 5000 Standard Pricing:

Option 1A: Annual subscription + 12mo. 8-5 support, PN# 9324C-RLDT21
$1,540.13 (12-01-22)

Option 1B: Annual subscription + Legacy + 12mo. 8-5 support, PN# 9324C-RLDT91
$1,799.57 (12-01-22)

Option 1C: Annual subscription + Networxs + 12mo. 8-5 support, PN# 9324C-RLDT71
$2,067.24 (12-01-22)

Option 2A: Perpetual license + 12mo. 8-5 support, PN#9324M-RLDT21
$4,508.05 (12-01-22)

Option 2B: Perpetual license + Legacy + 12mo. 8-5 support, PN#9324M-RLDT91
$5,184.94 (12-01-22)

Option 2C: Perpetual license + Networxs + 12mo. 8-5 support, PN#9324M-RLDT71
$6,039.59 (12-01-22)

Original article’s Perpetual License w/ legacy & media, w/o support, PN# RLD300ENE
$3,360.00 (10-16-13)

Snapshot of Rockwell's Website on 12-01-22

Studio 5000 Full: Multiple Languages for ControlLogix and CompactLogix

The “Full” version of Studio5000 has all the features of the “Standard” edition, but also includes the Multi-Language Pack (PN# 9324-RLDMLPE) adding Function Block Diagram (FBD,) Structured Text (ST,) and Sequential Function Chart (SFC) programming languages.

According to Rockwell’s website it also includes the GuardLogix safety program editor, Phase Manager (PN# 9324-RLDPME,) Sequence Manager, and the PIDE Autotuner (PN# 9323-ATUNEENE, only for use with v16 to v32) and well as View Designer (for PanelView 5000 HMIs.)

This is by far the package I would recommend to users who need to program ControlLogix controllers and who are not eligible for an Integrator, Machine Builder, or Educational Toolkit.

Below are the current prices for Studio 5000 Full as found on Rockwell’s website in December of 2022. Note that if you need versions prior to 20.05, you’ll need to purchase the more expensive “Legacy” edition:

Studio 5000 Full Pricing:

Option 1: Annual subscription + 12mo. 8-5 support, PN# 9324C-RLDT21
$2,829.06 (12-01-22)

Option 2: Perpetual license + 12mo. 8-5 support, PN#9324M-RLDT21
$8,261.69 (12-01-22)

Original article’s Perpetual License w/ legacy & media, w/o support, PN# 9324-RLD600ENE
$6,050.00 (10-16-13)

Snapshot of Rockwell's Website on 12-01-22

Studio 5000 Professional: Full Ed. plus Networxs, Emulate, & Data Exchange

The “Pro” version of Studio 5000 has all the features of the “Full” edition, but adds the Studio 5000 Emulate,  Studio 5000 Data Exchange, as well as RSNetworx for DeviceNet, ControlNet, and EtherNet/IP.

Below are the current prices for Studio 5000 Prol as found on Rockwell’s website in October of 2021. Note that if you need versions prior to 20.05, you’ll need to purchase the more expensive “Legacy” edition:

Studio 5000 Professional Pricing:

Option 1A: Annual subscription + 12mo. 8-5 support, PN# 9324C-RLDT31
$3,246.18 (12-01-22)

Option 1B: Annual subscription + Legacy + 12mo. 8-5 support, PN# 9324C-RLDT41
$4,118.00 (12-01-22)

Option 2A: Perpetual license + 12mo. 8-5 support, PN#9324M-RLDT31
$10,079.35 (12-01-22)

Option 2B: Perpetual license + Legacy + 12mo. 8-5 support, PN#9324M-RLDT41
$12,661.62 (12-01-22)

Original article’s Perpetual License w/ media, w/o support, PN# RLD700NXENE
$7,600.00 (10-16-13)

Snapshot of Rockwell's Website on 12-01-22

Studio 5000 Service Edition: A “view only” package (discontinued)

Need to go online with a “Logix” based PAC (ControlLogix, CompactLogix, FlexLogix, DriveLogix, and SoftLogix) but don't need to modify the code?

If that's the case in the past you could consider the “Service Edition” of RSLogix / Studio 5000. It allowed you to monitor RSLogix/Studio 5000 ACD files offline or online, permitted they are v12 or later. It also allowed for uploading and downloading programs, but that feature could be disabled if needed.

Unfortunately, as of today (12/01/22) this option is no longer available online.

Studio 5000 Service Edition Pricing:

Original article’s perpetual w/ legacy & physical media, PN# 9324-RLD000NXENE
$677.00 (Price as of 10-16-13)(Package no longer available)


Hopefully you found this rundown of Studio 5000 prices, packages, features, and bundles helpful!

If you'd like to look up the latest prices yourself, start by heading over to Rockwell's ecommerce site here, create a free account (if you don't already have one,) and click on “Studio 5000 Automation Engineering & Design Environment” near the bottom of the product list.

Until next time, Peace ✌️ 

Shawn M Tierney
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