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    Studio 5000 Logix Designer 31: What's New?


    Earlier this month Rockwell released version 31 of Studio 5000 Logix Designer.
    Below I'll summarize the new features as documented in...

    Click here to view the original article on The Automation Blog
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    Installed it on Wednesdays to check the new interface, and while it is a step in the right direction they still have to invest a lot of work into it. For example, the PLC options take to much room at the moment and I didn't foud a way to rearrange the icons (if there is please let me know). It just seems a little bit unfinished to me.

    Changing the sheet size of a FBD is a great change, but I couldn't test it lacking a PLC to test it with. Would have been nice if they would have integrated jumps into ST or changing AOIs online, but I still hope that these things will come one day.

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    Hey KaiH,

    Thanks for your feedback - I can't wait to try it myself.

    I do know editing AOIs online is one of the most requested features :-)

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    Issues with UDTs

    v31 looks good but we are experiencing a major reliability issue with it related to addition of relatively large UDT variables to an AOI (crashes Studio 5000 very often).

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    Thanks for the heads up RowdyDoc!

    I'm still working on getting a copy myself - hopefully soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn Tierney View Post
    Earlier this month Rockwell released version 31 of Studio 5000 Logix Designer.
    Below I'll summarize the new features as documented in...

    Click here to view the original article on The Automation Blog
    Here's my wish-list of what I feel should have been added decades ago:

    --Duplicate timer detection

    --Duplicate AOI detection

    --Automatic timer, ONS, and AOI numbering (I wouldn't mind an ONS variant that didn't have a visible label)

    --ability to delete structures in use; let the errors be what they may.

    Now, a tricky wish, if you can pull it off, but definitely not something I feel should have been added years ago.

    --Offline online edits. In other words, keep track of the state of the program at the last download, allow offline changes, get online and verify the PLC is still the same as the last download, and then apply changes.

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    Great suggestions @BobRichter!
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