What version is my RSLogix 5000 ACD file?


In today's article I'll share a simple tip on how to find your RSLogix 5000 .ACD file version without opening it in RSLogix 5000.

Why would you care?

RSLogix 5000 Splash ScreenExperienced RSLogix 5000 users know that you only install the versions of RSLogix you believe you'll need. So if you're sent a file to look at, it can be quite handy to know the version of Logix it was created in prior to attempting to open it.

Another reason could be a colleague or contractor needs to know the version of your project prior to doing work on the system, and being able to quickly find this regardless of what version of RSLogix 5000 is installed on your PC can be very helpful.

Finally, as not all versions of RSLogix 5000 are supported on all versions of Windows, many RSLogix 5000 users utilize virtualization software to run multiple versions Windows on the same PC. So knowing which version of RSLogix you need by knowing the ACD version before choosing a VM to boot has it's advantages.





So, how do I find out what version my ACD file is without RSLogix?

ACD-Version-In-NotepadTo find out what version your ACD file is, simply open the file in a text editor like Microsoft's Notepad.

There you will see near the  top of the file the version of the RSLogix 5000 the ACD file was created in.

However, since an ACD is not a text file like the L5K, as you scroll down you'll begin to see unreadable information.


I hope you find this short tip on finding your ACD version outside of RSLogix 5000 helpful.

If you have any tips like this you would like to share, or if you have a comment, question, or correction, please don't hesitate to share them with us by filling out the “post a comment or question” link below.

Sincerely,

Shawn Tierney
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Shawn began sharing automation news and know-how online in 1996 when he launched his first BBS. Then in 1999 he moved to the internet launching ShawnMichael.com, which he later renamed ShawnMTierney.com. In 2013 he moved his automation efforts to a new website, TheAutomationBlog.com, which has since become the most popular independent industrial automation blog on the web.
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