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UPDATE (16.07.2020): The PLCnext Store app mentioned in this article is no longer maintained, but the source code for the app will continue to maintained in Github.


A new PLCnext Engineer library app has been added to the PLCnext Store - Bus Conductor

This app can be used to configure a local PLCnext Control I/O bus, containing either Axioline or Inline I/O modules, without the need to hard-code the specific I/O configuration either directly in .tic files, or indirectly using PLCnext Engineer.

This app can be used in any application where the precise I/O configuration is not known at design-time, or must be changed dynamically at run-time. Examples include:

PLCnext Engineer supports object-oriented programming for function blocks by using methods. By adding a method to a user-defined function block POU, the function block is defined as an object-oriented function block.

To give you a good overview about methods, we will program a small function block with a counter functionality.

I wrote the article about common abbreviations. This small glossary defines main technical terms and abbreviations used in PLCnext Technology. It is located here. As it is open GitHub-based project don't hesitate to propose additional explanations.

Every feedback is welcome.

I continue my work to document PLCnext Technology from the user side.

There is a good article about logging. But as "God is in the detail", I've written some post with extra information. It is located here.

Every feedback is welcome.