SoftLogix 5 to ControLogix 5000 Conversion
Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:37 AM
Is there any "easy" way to convert a SoftLogix 5 program to a ControLogix 5000 program? I tried the Translate tool in RSLogix 5000 and it gave me an error saying you could not use a SoftLogix program.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Posted 21 July 2011 - 10:30 AM
The big issue with SoftLogix migration is usually that there are external code calls to Windows executables and other close integration with the PC. That's a challenge to re-work in the ControlLogix platform.
If you can post the SoftLogix 5 program here, maybe Forum members can take a whack at migrating it.
When I have the option, I prefer to simple copy-paste big chunks of rungs from RSLogix 5/500 into RSLogix 5000 and do my conversion of PLC/SLC data types into descriptive ControlLogix tags right there. It's a little more error prone than automatic conversion, but it enforces discipline to not just create ugly "N7[xx]" arrays and other PLC-style memory managment in ControlLogix, and requires me to examine all the logic very closely.
Posted 22 July 2011 - 12:46 PM
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