About This File
The OMRON FINS Color Coded Messaging Tool was developed to assist users in understanding, testing, and debugging FINS messages. The Tool sends messages to devices such as PLCs via the FINS UDP protocol, and receives the responses for the user to interpret.
Each Command or Response byte in the Tool can be color coded to identify unique sections of the FINS command. Each command, and optionally the response, can be saved for later use, and the color coding is saved with in the file.
Once a command is successfully working in the Tool, the user can choose to build the corresponding CMND instruction to copy / paste into a PLC, if a PLC is the device that will send the FINS command in the users application.
Version 2.1 updated 4/11/2013 to include auto generation of Structured Text code for the Sysmac NJ / Sysmac Studio.