Release Notes: The main improvements of this release are syntax highlighting, code completion and just-in-time error checking in the Structured Text algorithm editor, better visualization of currently-monitored systems, better control over the FORTE boot-file creation process, and a new example project consisting of the automatic control of a simulated mechanical press. Many smaller improvements and bugfixes have been added. Together with the issues fixed during the maintenance of the last major release, 80 issues could be solved. There is now an official version for Mac OS.
Release Notes: The main contribution of this release is the improvement of the overall stability and usability of 4DIAC-IDE and FORTE. All in all, this release incorporates the fixes and implementations of more than 84 issues. Additionally, it enhances support for the generic data types (i.e., ANY_INT, ANY_ELEMENTARY, etc.). The biggest news, though, is that the 4DIAC framework now supports all of the IEC 61131-3 Functions and Function Blocks as IEC 61499 Function Blocks. Of course, the IEC 61131-3 Functions are also available for use in Structured Text algorithms.
Release Notes: This is a combined release of all current 4DIAC projects. The major changes and improvements of 4DIAC-IDE are: simplified support to create boot projects, improvements in subapplication creation and usage, and the first support to monitor FBs inside sub-applications. The major changes and improvements for FORTE are: B&R POWERLINK support, support for constant values at ANY interface elements, and compile-time reduction for modules with a lot of FBs.
Release Notes: This is a combined release of all 4DIAC projects. The major changes and improvements in 4DIAC-IDE are: an improved look and feel for FBs and Devices, an extended Type Navigator with drag-and-drop support, and support of visualization of transition order priorities in the ECC editor. The major changes and improvements for FORTE are: support for the control devices Bachmann M1 PLC and KIPR’s CBC robot controller, new serial communication on POSIX and with Lego Mindstorms, Ethernet Powerlink using Open Powerlink, and optimization of monitoring and debugging code.
Release Notes: This is a combined release of all current 4DIAC projects. The major changes and improvements in 4DIAC-IDE are: improved type handling, making it more robust, a monitoring and debugging infrastructure, and an FB tester. The major changes and improvements for FORTE are: optimization of memory usage, a monitoring and debugging infrastructure, new communication layers for Modbus and OPC DA client, Lego Mindstorms nxt as a target platform, and loading of boot files on startup.
Release Notes: This is a combined release of all current 4DIAC projects. The major changes and improvements in 4DIAC-IDE are: an improved application editor, function block editing extended with adapter support, FB outline, and inline editing of many FB elements, and clear resource/device in deployment perspective. The major changes and improvements for FORTE are: optimization of performance (more half execution time) and size (about 1/3), improved data type handling, adapters in basic FBs, and support for real-time OS eCos.
Release Notes: The symbol for drawing connections will not be displayed now for the source and target of a selected connection, making reconnection easier for the user. For FORTE exportation, if a file already exists, it is now possible to open it in a merge editor. Instance names now check whether it is a valid "Identifier" according to the IEC 61499 specification. Timeout for the deployment can now be specified in the preferences. The corner dimension of FBs can be specified in the preferences page (a restart of the editor is necessary). The device/delete resource functionality in the "Download Selection" context menu of the elements has been cleaned.