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Demo Programs >> DirectSOFT v5 DirectSOFT32 DSData Server LookoutDirect

Utility Programs >> CTRIO Workbench ERM Workbench DNLoader NetEdit3
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If you have DirectSOFT5 Release v5.0, v5.1 or v5.2, here's the latest service pack.

You do not need to re-enter your product key during the installation of the service pack.

DirectSOFT v5.3 Service Pack   ( ~25Mb )               View  the Release 5 Revision history.

 

If you have DirectSOFT32 Release 4.0, here's the latest service pack.

The installation product key is : DSP-SERVICE-PACK

DirectSOFT32 v4.0 (Build 25) Service Pack   ( ~11.5Mb )                View the Release 4 Revision History.

If you have DirectSOFT32 Release 3.0, here's the latest service pack

The product key is : DSP-SERVICE-PACK

DirectSOFT32 v3.0c (Build 80) Service Pack               View the Release 3 Revision History

DirectSOFT v2.4a Maintenance Release Jan '1999  (~3 Mb)

  • This will upgrade any DirectSOFT Programming Release 2.x to Release 2.4a. This maintenance release will NOT work for DirectSOFT Release 1.x. This is NOT a complete installation. You must have a previous 2.x release of our DirectSOFT Programming installed to use this maintenance release.
  • DirectSOFT v2.4a DL350 Bit Override Jan '1999 (58 kb ) This download will allow for proper operation of the new Bit Override feature in a Koyo DL350 CPU. It consists of one file: ProtoKSQ.Dll, which simply replaces the one currently in your '\Dirctsft\Bin' directory. This download is only applicable to DirectSOFT v2.4a.

 

 

If you have DSData Release Release 4.0, here's the latest service pack.

The installation product key is : DSDATA-SERVICE-PACK

DSData Server v4.0 (Build 25) Service Pack   ( ~4Mb )                View the Release 4.0 Revision history.

If you have DSData Release Release 3.0, here's the latest service pack

The product key is : DSDATA-SERVICE-PACK

DSData Server v3.0c (Build 80) Service Pack              View  the Release 3.0 Revision history.

We are no longer actively developing this product. It is still available for customers needing to upgrade.

If you have DDE Server Release 1.0, here's the latest service pack:

DDE Server 1.7a Service Pack Jan '1999 (~1.4mb )

 

 

Since LookoutDirect uses the same communication server and element server as our DirectSOFT PLC Programming software package, we have two different service packs that you can download. The one you choose depends on whether you intend to use it on a PC which also has DirectSOFT installed.

These downloads do not provide a true upgrade, they are full installation packages, so you will need to use the same product key that you used during your initial installation of LookoutDirect.


If your PC has DirectSOFT32 installed, you need this version:

LookoutDirect v4.51.19 with v4.0 Comm Server - Build 25 ( ~22 Mb )

View the LookoutDirect Revision History

After installing this service pack, your copy of LookoutDirect will still appear as Build 4.15.19 (look in Help-> About). Use the Version utility in DSLaunch to verify that the "DirectSOFT32 - Communications Server" components have been updated to 4.0.025.


If your PC has DirectSOFT5 installed, you need this version:

LookoutDirect v4.51.19 with v5.3 Comm Server - Build 105 ( 29.9 Mb )

View the LookoutDirect Revision History

After installing this service pack, your copy of LookoutDirect will still appear as Build 4.15.19 (look in Help-> About). Use the Version utility in DSLaunch to verify that the "DirectSOFT5 - Communications Server" components have been updated to 5.3.194.

If you have National Instrument's Lookout Release 4.x, here's the latest version of our DirectLOGIC Plus Driver for use with Lookout.

Since the DirectLOGIC Plus package uses the same communication server and element server as our DirectSOFT PLC Programming software package, we have two different service packs that you can download. The one you choose depends on whether you intend to use it on a PC which also has DirectSOFT installed.

These downloads do not provide a true upgrade, they are full installation packages, so you will need to use the same product key that you used during your initial installation of the DirectLOGIC Plus software.


If your PC has DirectSOFT32 installed, you need this version:

DirectLOGIC Plus for Lookout v4.51.19 with v4 Comm Server ( ~3Mb)

View the DirectLOGIC Plus Revision History


If your PC has DirectSOFT5 installed, you need this version:

DirectLOGIC Plus for Lookout v4.51.19 with v5.3 Comm Server ( ~7Mb)

View the DirectLOGIC Plus Revision History

 

Demo Programs


There is no "real" demo for DirectSOFT5, instead we now have DirectSOFT100 which gives you the same features as the full version of DirectSOFT5 but allows only 100 Words of ladder code to be downloaded to the PLC. DirectSOFT100 can program all of the  DL05/06/105/205/305/405 systems. A keycode is not required to install DirectSOFT100.

DirectSOFT100 can be downloaded for free at www.Automationdirect.com


Take a test drive of the DirectSOFT32 (v4.x) Programming for Windows! This is a limited use version. Refer to the restrictions below:

  • Can Save Online / Monitor Status on a 10 Ladder-word program (maximum) in the PLC.
  • Can Monitor Status on a maximum of 4 items in Data View.
  • Can have a maximum of 4 Data Views.
  • Can have only 1 Communication Link active at a time.
  • Can have only 1 Ladder (Stage, Mnemonic, XRef/Usage) View open at a time.
  • Cannot Save to Disk.
  • Displays a 'Nag Dialog' encouraging Customers to purchase the Full Version of DirectSOFT-Programming!

The installation Product Key is: DSP-DEMO

DirectSOFT32 v4.0 (Build 25) Demo   ( ~11.5 Mb )

 

 


You can now test drive our latest DDE / OPC server software, DSData Server v4.0. This fully functional demo program will operate for 30 minutes. If you have any questions about the functionality of an application using DSData or about the speed of an application using DSData, we heartily encourage you to download this demo and try it out before you buy it.

You can only have one installation of the DSData Server on a PC. If you install this DEMO on a PC that already has a version of DSData installed, that existing version will be uninstalled - probably not what you want to have happen!

The installation product key is : DSDATA-DEMO

DSData Server v4.0 (Build 25) Demo   ( ~4Mb )

 

Take a test drive of the latest release of LookoutDirect!

Since LookoutDirect uses the same communication server and element server as our DirectSOFT PLC Programming software package, we have two different versions of the demo that you can download. The one you choose depends on whether you intend to use it on a PC which also has DirectSOFT installed.


If your PC has DirectSOFT32 installed, you need this version:

LookoutDirect v4.51.19 Demo with v4 Comm Server ( 22Mb )

The installation Product Key for the demo is: LKD-DEMO


If your PC has DirectSOFT5 installed, you need this version:

LookoutDirect v4.51.19 Demo with v5.3 Comm Server ( 24.3Mb )

The installation Product Key for the demo is: LKD-DEMO

 

  

CTRIO Workbench v2.2.1
Last Update   : 17 April 2013
File Size         : 7.20Mb

SetupCTR.Zip

View the CTRIO Workbench Revision History

Note: CTRIO Workbench is NOT required to use the CTRIO or CTRIO2 modules with the Do-more PLCs.

NOTES:

  • If you are using the CTRIO modules with AutomationDirect PLCs, you must have DirectSOFT32 or DirectSOFT5 installed on the PC that will run CTRIO Workbench.
  • If you're using DirectSOFT32 V3.0, you also must have Build 71 or later installed, use this link to get the latest DirectSOFT32 Service Pack.
  • If you are using the CTRIO modules with either the T1K-MODBUS or T1K-DEVNETS interface modules, you too will need to have DirectSOFT32 or DirectSOFT5  installed. This is because the configuration ports on these interface modules use the KSequence protocol. The CTRIO Workbench uses the DirectSOFT's communications server as it's KSequence driver. If you don't already have one of the DirectSOFT versions installed on the PC, you can use download and install DirectSOFT100 (the free version of DirectSOFT5)
  • New H2-CTRIOs are preloaded with firmware version 2.0.1 (or later). This firmware version requires CTRIO Workbench version 2 for proper configuration. 

    Because of the addition of customer requested features, this new firmware has an expanded I/O map. There are an additional 32 Input bits and 32 Output bits (4 V memory words total). If you are using a DL240, DL250 or DL260 CPU, you may need to adjust V memory assignments in your PLC programming because of the additional usage by the version 2 firmware. For H2-PBC, an updated .GSD file is required. This file is available from the above website. For other DL205 controllers (WinPLC or EBC), your programming is not impacted by these new firmware features.

    For example, if your previous CTRIO I/O map used V2000->V2023 for Inputs from CTRIO to PLC and V2024->V2053 for Outputs, you’ll need to adjust the Output V memory start address by 32 bits to make room for the additional Inputs. The version 2 CTRIO in this case maps V2000->V2025 for Inputs and V2026->V2057 for Outputs.
Example PLC I/O Mapping H2-CTRIO Inputs (to PLC) Outputs (from PLC)
Version 1.0.1 V2000->V2023 V2024->V2053
Version 2.x.x V2000->V2025 V2026->V2057

 


We'll continue to make Version 1.1-Beta of CTRIO Workbench and the H2-CTRIO Version 1.1 User Manual for those who want to continue using Version 1.0.1 firmware for the H2-CTRIO.

If you prefer to continue using v1.0.1 firmware and its associated CTRIO Workbench v1.1, then you will need to use the CTRIO Workbench “Update Firmware” function to load the previous version 1.0.1 firmware to the CTRIO before attempting to configure the module.

CTRIO Workbench Version 1.1 Beta
Last Update    : March 2002
File Size          : 1.01Mb
Version           : v1.1

H2-CTRIO Version 1.1 User Manual

 

  
This utility is used to setup your Ethernet Remote I/O network.

ERM Workbench.Zip
Last Update    : 6 September 2012
File Size         : 3.0Mb
Version           : v2.0 (Build 6)
view the ERM Workbench Revision History

 

  

DirectNET Program Loader (DNLoader) - is a free utility that allows you to upload and download PLC programs and memory without the use of DirectSOFT. Use DNLoader to read the ladder program  (and optionally include system memory, user memory, and/or retentive memory) from a DirectLOGIC PLC and save all of this data in a file. You can then use DNLoader to write the contents of this file to another DirectLOGIC PLC of the same type.

Follow this link to a pdf file that contains a flowchart that fully describes how DNLoader operates.

DNLoader can use either a serial connection or an Ethernet connection (via an ECOM or ECOM100) to communicate with the DirectLOGIC PLCs. As it's name implies, DNLoader only uses the DirectNET (or CCM) protocol, which means this utility will only operate with DirectLOGIC PLCs that support DirectNET protocol, which are:

  • DL05 / DL06
  • D2-240 (port 2 only) D2-250 / D2-250-1 D2-260
  • D3-350
  • D4-430 / D4-440 / D4-450 / TI-425 / TI-435

DNLoader correctly handle PLCs with password protection enabled by requiring the password be entered in able to read the data is read from the source PLC. The password is then encrypted as part of the data that is saved to disk. The password will be written to the destination PLC along with the program and any other data, and then the PLC will be locked just as the source PLC was locked.

DNLoader runs properly on the following Windows Operating Systems:

  • Windows 98 / ME / NT4 / 2K (legacy)
  • Windows XP (32 & 64 bit)
  • Windows Vista (32 & 64 bit)
  • Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit)

DNLoader.Zip
Last Update    : 17 January 2014
File Size         : 740Kb
Version           : v1.3e
view the DirectNET Program Loader Revision History

 

  
NetEdit v3 is the the free utility that is used to manage all aspects of our Ethernet-enabled devices. This includes the configuration of the network settings, updating the firmware in the devices, and setting up any runtime configuration options that are available.

The use of an Excel-style grid allows the list of devices to be sorted by any column. The built-in Export feature will save the current device list information to a CSV file. The 'Restore Factory Settings' function to reset Name, Module ID, IP Address and Description to their default values.

Setup the internal Peer-to-Peer configuration table in ECOMs and ECOM100s so that networking instructions (RX / WX and NetRX / NetWX) will not be forced to use TCP/IP broadcasts.

Te Peer-to-Peer configuration table in ECOM100s can also be configured to allow the ECOM100 to operate as a Modbus TCP/IP client (master) utilizing the DirectLOGIC PLC's networking instructions (RX / WX and NetRX / NetWX).

New to NetEdit 3 is the 'Test CPU Access' function to verify the backplane communication through the ECOM and ECOM100 to the PLC's CPU.

Also new is the 'Test Email' function allows you to test the Email configuration parameters that are stored in the ECOM100 and you can setup Email Authentication via a User ID and Password if required.

When used to configure EBCs and EBC100s, the 'Show Base Contents' function will display a list of the I/O modules that are in the base with the EBC or EBC100, and if applicable, will display their Modbus TCP/IP addresses.

Live Update

NetEdit v3 also has an integrated firmware update facility for all of the EBCs & EBC100s, ECOMs, ECOM-Fs & ECOM100s, EDRVs & EDRV100s, ERMs & ERM100s, PBCs, the H0-PSCM, and the MB-Gateway. The 'Live Update' facility will retrieve the latest firmware files from the Host Engineering web site, then indicators in the 'F', 'B' and 'C' columns will show which devices have out of date firmware, out of date boot loaders, and/or address configuration conflicts.

Note: You may have to disable Window's built-in firewall to successfully update the firmware or boot loader in the Ethernet device. You can turn always it back on after the update is completed.

Netedit3.zip
Last Update    : 24 March 2014
File Size         : 4.3 Mb
Version           : v3.12
view the NetEdit v3 Revision History

Note: As of version 3.12, earlier versions of NetEdit3 will no longer be able to detect and download updated firmware files. It is highly recommended that you upgrade to the latest version of NetEdit3.

 
 
DBWin32

This program displays debugging messages from DirectSOFT32 and the DSData Server.

 

DSStart

This utility allows you to sequence the startup of several applications with a single icon, usually in your startup group . You specify the application along with a delay time. This is useful when you want to start the DDE Server and allow it time to get through it's initialization before an application tries to access any data.

This utility program is a 16-bit application that does not understand long file names, you must use the hashed names for pathname elements longer than 8 characters, e.g. "C:\Program Files\.." would be entered as "C:\Progra~1\..".