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Getting started: Programming

All you need to start programming with PLCnext Technology right away:

  • Where to get the tools
  • How to prepare your workbench
  • How to create a first project

Note: For some steps in the tutorials you'll need connection to a PLCnext Control.


IEC 61131-3

Compatible with PLCnext Control running on firmware 1.x or 2019.x
New features will only be available with firmware 2019.x.

  • Getting the tools
    Download PLCnext Engineer 2019.0 LTS from the Phoenix Contact website - it's completely free-of-charge now!

  • Creating a first project
    These two short Tutorial videos will guide you through the first steps

C plus plus

Compatible with a PLCnext Control running on firmware 2019.x


C# - Csharp

Compatible with PLCnext Control running on firmware 1.x or 2019.x
New features will only be available with firmware 2019.x.


Matlab / Simulink

Compatible with firmware 1.x only!
An update for firmware 2019.x will be available soon.