I receive many requests for Programmable Controller system BOM's (bill of materials.) To work these up quickly and easily I use a free utility from Rockwell Automation called Integrated Architecture Builder, or IAB for short.
This utility has so many features and options that I don't even pretend to know half of what it does. But I can show you a few simple steps you can take to easily crank out your own IAB BOMs.
First, you'll need to get a copy of IAB before you can use it. Today IAB is distributed as part of Rockwell's “Product Selection Toolbox,” which you can download from the below link:
Shawn began programming as a pre-teen in the early 80's, and after earning a degree in Electronics he worked as an Automation Specialist for 25 years. In 1999 Shawn launched his first website which was the pre-cursor to TheAutomationBlog.com which he launched in 2013. Today Shawn continues to publish and edit content for The Automation Blog while also teaching PLC, HMI, and SCADA courses at TheAutomationSchool.com.
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