Get to Know Studio 5000

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Introduction to Studio 5000 

In this article, I start off showing the start of the software Studio 5000 from a viewpoint as if someone has never seen this before. In the software install of Studio 5000, you will notice that there are two sections, one for Studio 5000 and then one for RSLogix 5000.
The reason for Rockwell Automation building the software suite like this is so they could move into a better software version while still supporting while giving the ability to use the older legacy software RSlogix 5000.
I say this because you will see two sections of this software in your file management, Studio 5000 and RSLogix 5000. This helps with file structure and layout when moving into different Windows software.
I have put together a quick and simple video to highlight the starting or opening of Studio 5000 and what you should be looking for to start a control program of an HMI application. The splash screen or opening screen of the software gives you the choice to select a control CLX or an HMI application that you can make or edit.
This is will be shown in the video below:
So in the video above, I showed the exact way the intro screen pops up which is slightly different as the standard splash screen of RSLogix 5000 and a few navigation points. I started a Studio 5000 program and showed the general way I like to start off my programs to keep better timing control of anything I may be programming and to improve on processor memory and speed.
I try to keep the text description down for the sake of time and let the videos I do speak for themselves and hopefully you find them helpful.
 

Studio 5000 Emulation Introduction

In the video below, I introduce the Studio 5000 Emulation and show how to start an emulation. Showing how to change the emulation memory use if a need for bigger programs and to just leave it alone if emulating a smaller program.

I also how to find and use the virtual backplane in RSLinx to have an easy use of this process. Using the AB_VBP-1 driver in RSlinx to find the processor that was added and where I will be downloading the program. Using the Studio 5000 emulator for testing is something that I do for all of my projects and truly helps with system testing to make sure what you have programmed is sound and works exactly as design.

Here is the video that I put together to better explain the use of the Studio 5000 emulator:

So after watching the video above, you should be able to start a program in Studio 5000 and completely emulate it with ease. I would like to note that since I made this video, Rockwell Automation has released a version 30 emulator that has fixed a few bugs that did exist with the version 28 emulator. So if you had to choose between the version 28 emulator or the version 30 emulator then go with Studio 5000 V30.

I would also note that when using the emulation chassis, make sure that you select the correct size memory for the program that you are going to try to emulate. One way to know is to look at the size of the file or program that you are going to use then change the processor size in the emulator to be slightly bigger than the program size. This can be done by editing the size of the emulated chassis, you may have to delete it then add the processor back to be able to edit this field.

At this time I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this article and visiting OnlinePLCSupport.com.

I hope that this article helped you and if you have any questions or recommendations for future articles then drop me a line by my contact page.

Thanks,

Shane

Introduction to Studio 5000 

In this article, I start off showing the start of the software Studio 5000 from a viewpoint as if someone has never seen this before. In the software install of Studio 5000, you will notice that there are two sections, one for Studio 5000 and then one for RSLogix 5000.
The reason for Rockwell Automation building the software suite like this is so they could move into a better software version while still supporting while giving the ability to use the older legacy software RSlogix 5000.
I say this because you will see two sections of this software in your file management, Studio 5000 and RSLogix 5000. This helps with file structure and layout when moving into different Windows software.
I have put together a quick and simple video to highlight the starting or opening of Studio 5000 and what you should be looking for to start a control program of an HMI application. The splash screen or opening screen of the software gives you the choice to select a control CLX or an HMI application that you can make or edit.
This is will be shown in the video below:
So in the video above, I showed the exact way the intro screen pops up which is slightly different as the standard splash screen of RSLogix 5000 and a few navigation points. I started a Studio 5000 program and showed the general way I like to start off my programs to keep better timing control of anything I may be programming and to improve on processor memory and speed.
I try to keep the text description down for the sake of time and let the videos I do speak for themselves and hopefully you find them helpful.
 

Studio 5000 Emulation Introduction

In the video below, I introduce the Studio 5000 Emulation and show how to start an emulation. Showing how to change the emulation memory use if a need for bigger programs and to just leave it alone if emulating a smaller program.

I also how to find and use the virtual backplane in RSLinx to have an easy use of this process. Using the AB_VBP-1 driver in RSlinx to find the processor that was added and where I will be downloading the program. Using the Studio 5000 emulator for testing is something that I do for all of my projects and truly helps with system testing to make sure what you have programmed is sound and works exactly as design.

Here is the video that I put together to better explain the use of the Studio 5000 emulator:

So after watching the video above, you should be able to start a program in Studio 5000 and completely emulate it with ease. I would like to note that since I made this video, Rockwell Automation has released a version 30 emulator that has fixed a few bugs that did exist with the version 28 emulator. So if you had to choose between the version 28 emulator or the version 30 emulator then go with Studio 5000 V30.

I would also note that when using the emulation chassis, make sure that you select the correct size memory for the program that you are going to try to emulate. One way to know is to look at the size of the file or program that you are going to use then change the processor size in the emulator to be slightly bigger than the program size. This can be done by editing the size of the emulated chassis, you may have to delete it then add the processor back to be able to edit this field.

At this time I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this article and visiting OnlinePLCSupport.com.

I hope that this article helped you and if you have any questions or recommendations for future articles then drop me a line by my contact page.

Thanks,

Shane

Online PLC Support

Augusta, GA 30906

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