Rockwell Automation recently released for download version 24 of its Studio 5000 Logix Designer software, which programs its CompactLogix and ControlLogix line of Programmable Automation Controllers (PAC.)
The download weighs in at 3.49gb, and with a good high speed connection users can expect it to take just under 30 minutes. The download package includes RSLinx 3.71, as well as FactoryTalk Services Platform 2.71 and FactoryTalk Activation 3.62.11.
What's new in version 24?
Operating system support: As with version 21 and 23, v24 still supports Windows 7 and Server 2008. However, it also adds support for Windows 8, 8.1, and Server 2012
Logical Organizer: As discussed in our first look here, this additional view allows you to organize your project's code in a manner that is relevant to your application.
Program Parameters: As discussed in our first look here, program parameters replace program tags and consist of In, Out, InOut, and Public types.
Compare and Merge Tool: As discussed in our first look here, this updated tool allows you to merge various components from two different projects.
ISA 18.2 Alarm Support: The ALMA and ALMD instructions now include support for Out of service, Surpressed by Design, and Shelving.
Library Management Support: Several enhancements supporting library management include wild card support in search and replace, streamlined program delete, and support for 1000 programs per task.
For a full list of new and changed features, check out the official product release notes below:
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