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Quick Start & Demonstration Guide
Adding the Actuator 4. OVERVIEW OF AUTOMATION STUDIO 2. Adding the text 4. Demo Software Limitations 3.1. EXPLORING THE LIBRARY AND OTHER AUTOMATION STUDIO FEATURES 6. Simulating the Circuit 2 5 6 7 7 8 9 5. Adding the electrical circuit 4. OBJECTIVES OF THIS GUIDE 3.4. BUILDING A SIMPLE CIRCUIT 4. System Requirements 3.2. SIMULATING DEMO CIRCUITS 6. Connecting Components with Pressure Lines 4. INSTALLATION 3.3. AUTOMATION STUDIO FEATURES 10 Page i .Automation Studio Quick Start & Demonstration Guide Table of contents 1. Adding the Directional Valve 4.1.5. Opening an Existing File 10 10 10 7.6.2. Setting Up Automation Studio on your hard disk 1 1 2 2 2 2 4.1.3.
Digital Electronics. In addition to its standard Pneumatic and Ladder Logic libraries. This quick start guide will show you how to build a basic diagram and how to use the various commands which will allow you to build your own diagrams.Automation Studio Quick Start & Demonstration Guide 1. AUTOMATION STUDIO is the ideal CAD and simulation tool for teachers. Quick simulation operation A multi-document interface Easy and intergrated editing 2. Objectives of this Guide Included in this package is a CD-ROM containing a fully operational AUTOMATION STUDIO package. you will better appreciate the features of this truly innovative program. AUTOMATION STUDIO further supports the following technologies: Hydraulics. Overview of Automation Studio Drag & Drop CAD & Simulation Software for Automation Technologies AUTOMATION STUDIO is a completely integrated software package that allows users to design. By using this kit you will be able to design circuits quickly and learn about all the features that make AUTOMATION STUDIO the best CAD and simulation package for all your training and engineering applications. Page 1 . simulate and animate circuits consisting of various automation technologies. By loading these into your computer and following the step-by-step instructions included in this booklet. students and engineers. There are also many demonstration circuits available on which to practice the software features.
or CD-ROM VGA or SVGA. 6. Microprocessor RAM Hard Disk Drives Monitor Mouse 3. 1. Insert the AUTOMATION STUDIO demo CD-ROM in the appropriate drive( for example drive D or E ). type: D:\install.1. 3.exe. the demonstration version does not allow printing or saving of diagrams. 2.0 or higher and Microsoft Windows version 3. 3.1.5 in. Should you reach the maximum time limit. please do not hesitate to contact us at any time. Once the software is installed. Demo Software Limitations Your demonstration software runs for periods of 60 minutes at a time. 5. 7. click on File and then click on Run. a AUTOMATION STUDIO program group is automatically created. type the drive letter for the disk drive followed by \install.2. . Enjoy your tutorial and. 4.exe Click on OK or press ENTER and follow the instructions as they appear on the screen. Setting Up Automation Studio on your hard disk To install the demo software: Start Windows. In the Command Line box. Building a Simple Circuit Use AUTOMATION STUDIO to create the circuit shown on the following figure. 3. 4. should you require any additional information. it will be a pleasure for us to answer all your questions.Automation Studio Quick Start & Demonstration Guide The whole tutorial will take you less than 30 minutes. 256 colors preferable Two-button Microsoft mouse or compatible. This will be sufficient for you to edit simple diagrams. the program will end its operation.3. the following equipment and configuration are required to run AUTOMATION STUDIO: Operating Systems: MS-DOS® version 5. For example. Windows 95. Furthermore. 3. 98. In the Program Manager window. You may restart it at any time to run another 60 minute session. Installation System Requirements As a minimum. Page 2 . NT 80 486 or higher 16 MB minimum Hard disk with 10 to 40 MB of free space 3.
You must then create a new project. Page 3 . Click on the File menu and then click on the New Project command or click on the New Project button on the toolbar. The AUTOMATION STUDIO window appears. 3. into which you will create the diagram. Start Windows and double-click on the AUTOMATION STUDIO icon in the AUTOMATION STUDIO program group.prt for a basic working space. Select the default template Normal.Automation Studio Quick Start & Demonstration Guide 1. The user can also create his own templates. Maximize the AUTOMATION STUDIO application window by double-clicking on the AUTOMATION STUDIO title bar. 2.
1. You must next create a new diagram. Page 4 .Automation Studio Quick Start & Demonstration Guide The Project Manager window appears and shows a list of all the diagrams in your new project (which currently has none). Click on the Document menu then click on the New Diagram command or click on the New Diagram button on the toolbar A new diagram window titled DIAGRAM 1 is displayed on screen.
The insertion of a component is sometimes followed by the automatic display of a Properties dialog box. 4. you must click on the name of the list. for single-function components. Indicates a closed list. The structure of the library is hierarchical. In a similar fashion as for the directories and sub-directories of the Windows File Manager. cl. you must first open the Library Window. Generally. In the Library window. However. Indicates an opened drop-down list. Maximize the Diagram Window by double-clicking on its title bar. To insert a component in the workspace. these coordinates should only help guiding you and may differ according to the way you will layout your components. Parameters such as piston diameter. Note: In this example. the names of the different categories in each workshop are accompanied by a symbol located on the left. Move the cylinder on the diagram workspace to coordinates X=4. To open it and view its contents. To close it. friction forces and applied forces may be assigned to the cylinder. you must first select it from the Library.ick on the name of the list. Hydraulic. Ladder Logic. Click on the View menu then click on the Library command or click on the Library button on the toolbar. click on Pneumatic. the only property to enter is its label (identifier). By browsing through the list with the left mouse button held down. click on the View menu then click on the Grid command. Then click on Actuators. You can see that it contains additional lists or elements. The Library Window appears giving you access to the various workshops: Pneumatic. You can navigate through it by using drop-down lists. internal function and size of the component. Y=19 (as displayed on the bottom of the AUTOMATION STUDIO window) Note: clicking the right mouse button cancels the library selection.Automation Studio Quick Start & Demonstration Guide 1. 2. however. Adding the Actuator To access components. 3. Page 5 . we recommend to layout components according to specific coordinates. 1. 1. you can view the components in the lower part of the window. 2.1. This opens a dialog box. the component properties allow you to define the component behavior in the diagram. Properties can also specify the input/output quantities. Click the mouse to drop the cylinder in place. Click on SA Cylinder (Spring Return) and then release the mouse button. To add a grid. rod diameter. etc.
Click OK. Type SOL-1 and hit the Return key twice. 6. 5. then select it by double clicking on the solenoid symbol. Click on OK to acknowledge the default cylinder configuration. Let's build the commands for our valve. Then click the mouse to drop it in place. 4. Page 6 . 7.Automation Studio Quick Start & Demonstration Guide 4. The cursor automatically goes back in the Command Selection list to select the command of the valve. Click on Pneumatic in the Library window. This dialog box allows you to design just about any valve configuration needed. Scroll down the Command Selection list (located on the upper right area of the dialog box) list until you find the Solenoid option. Adding the Directional Valve 1. Y=50. click on 3/2 NC valve. 8. 2. Click on Directional Valves. This brings back the different pneumatic component categories. Select the Spring by double clicking on the Spring symbol. 4. The valve then appears completed on the workspace. In the list. Scroll you find the Spring option.2. 3. Move the valve on the workspace to position X=21. A dialog box appears. The Solenoid appears left of the valve and the cursor automatically appears in the Command Identifier box.
3. As soon as a connection exists. 3. Move the Pneumatic Pressure Source to connect it to the 3/2 NC valve pressure port (it should be at position X=28. 7. Click the mouse to drop it in place. In the Library Window. Click on Workshops in the Library Window to view the various libraries.e. 5. 2. Click on Exhaust. This rubber-banding functionality is very important when one wants to modify a circuit at a later stage. Move the cursor to the Cylinder input port (it should be at position X=9. say. Connecting Components with Pressure Lines 1. Move the Push-button so that its left connection overlaps the connection of the 24 Volts Power Supply (it should be at position X=62. the connection’s color changes to black. As soon as a connection is possible. Y=43). click the right mouse button. the cursor takes the following shape: 4. Page 7 . Now click on Push-button NO.3. then click the mouse button once. 3. 6. This lets you view the various types of switches available in the Ladder Logic library. The connection between the valve and the cylinder is now completed. 5. the connections circles must overlap. Y=64). As you move the mouse on the workspace. click on Pneumatic and then click on Lines. To quit the line drawing mode. the cursor arrow turns to black. 2. i. To properly connect. Click on Ladder Logic (US). now click on Pressure Line. 4. Then click the mouse to drop it into place. NOTE: lines will remain attached to components if they are moved on the diagram. In the Library Window.4. Y=50). Click on Power Sources and then click on Power Supply 24 Volts. Move the 24V power supply on the workspace on the right hand side of the valve at. Move the Exhaust on the workspace to connect it to the 3/2 NC valve exhaust port. click on Pneumatic Pressure Source. position X=57. In the library Window. Y=64). Adding the electrical circuit 1. Y=33. the cursor arrow turns to black. 4. Click the mouse to drop it in place NOTE: When properly connected. 1. Click the mouse to drop it into place. Y=33). Click on Ladder Logic (US) and then click on Switches. (it should be at position X=33.Automation Studio Quick Start & Demonstration Guide 4. the lower right port. All Ladder Logic components categories appear underneath. click the mouse. A Window appears into which you can assign an identifier to the Push-button. 2. 6. Move the cursor on the top connection of the valve (it should be at position X=33.
Click on the Text button located on the vertical toolbar on the very right of the AUTOMATION STUDIO window. 1. The circuit is now completed. A window appears into which you can assign a label to the solenoid. 3. Move the Common on the workspace such that its connection overlaps the right connection of the Solenoid (it should be at position X=86. Drag the text box by moving the cursor to position X=91. 14. Y=16. The text box appears. Then click the left mouse button and keep it pressed. Click the mouse to drop it into place. Move the cursor to position X=9. Now click on Common (0 Volts). The mouse pointer takes the shape of the text icon. Then release the mouse button. Adding the text The text button on the toolbar allows you to write comments or additional information in your diagram. 5. 4.Automation Studio Quick Start & Demonstration Guide Type EXT in the Identifier box and then click on OK. Page 8 . 4. 15. 11. Now click on Solenoid. . Click on Ladder Logic (US) and then click on Power Sources. This lets you view the various types of output components available in the Ladder Logic library. Click the mouse to drop it. Click on Ladder Logic (US) and then click on Output Components. 12. 10. In the list. Y=45). Click on the pull-down arrow on the right of the Identifier box. 8. To quit the text editing mode. 13. Y=33).5. Type Simple SA Cylinder Circuit in the text box then click OK. 2. 9. Y=4. Move the Solenoid so that its left connection overlaps the right connection of the Push-button (it should be at position X=76. click on SOL-1 and then click on OK. click the right mouse button.
To identify which components may not be well connected.6. To do this. which allows you to manually operate components. and see the cylinder cross-section animation. As well. NOTE: the simulation will not work properly if some components are not connected properly. Pressure lines and electrically powered components are color-coded. Release the mouse button to release the EXT push-button. 2. point at it. synchronized with the circuit operation! Page 9 . stop the simulation. move the cursor on the Cylinder and click the right mouse button.Automation Studio Quick Start & Demonstration Guide 4. Repeat the previous steps as many times as needed to visualize the dynamics of the circuit Now try the animation mode. 1. Here you will bring to life the circuit you just designed. Then click the left mouse button and hold it down. While the circuit is in simulation. 3. To latch the push-button. you only need to use the simulation buttons located on the Simulation toolbar which are: starts the simulation pauses the simulation stops the simulation does Step-by-Step simulation does Slow Motion simulation To simulate the SA Cylinder circuit: 1. Click on the animation option. AUTOMATION STUDIO will automatically highlight the wrongly connected components. The cylinder retracts. The cylinder extends. The simulation starts. Simulating the Circuit One of the most outstanding feature of AUTOMATION STUDIO is its simulation capabilities. then click on the Tools menu and then click on Verify Connections. 4. Click on the Simulation menu and then click on the Start project command or Click on the Start Simulation button. the cursor takes the shape of a hand. Move the hand on to the EXT push-button. click and drag the pointer away from it and then release the mouse button. Components are activated.
5. Page 10 . digital electronics. To stop the simulation. LAYOUT and VIEW menus and enjoy the ease of use of AUTOMATION STUDIO. 98 and NT compatible. Windows Metafiles . Opening an Existing File To open an existing file: 1. From the Open dialog box. A list of AUTOMATION STUDIO files with the . Select any file and click OK. select the sub-directory DEMO. especially the ones found in EDIT. Open one or more of the diagrams in the list by double-clicking onto it directly. 2. Click on the File menu then click the Open command. Maximize the diagram. 6. Build diagrams with hydraulics. you can explore the various editing functions that are available to you in the top menu. ladder logic.1. Try the other simulation modes by clicking the various simulation buttons on the toolbar. electrical or digital components or build projects with 2 or more diagrams. Congratulations! You have completed your first session using AUTOMATION STUDIO. Project revision tracking. Exploring the Library and other AUTOMATION STUDIO features Now that you have gained the basic knowledge to create and simulate diagrams. (AutoCADTM). Also. Prints to standard engineering sizes including ANSI A-E and ISO A4-A0. 6. Simulating demo circuits During the installation of the AUTOMATION STUDIO demo software. Standalone editing and simulation. Grafcet and Bill of Material.EMF Simulation pace can be adjusted to either slow-motion.WMF and Enhanced Windows Metafiles . Rubber-banding keeps lines connected to components as they are moved. Windows 3.Automation Studio Quick Start & Demonstration Guide NOTE: Animations are only available for a limited number of components (the component that have an animation are shown in blue during simulation). 7. Start the simulation and operate the circuit.PRO extension appears.SIM files. Check connection command for easy troubleshooting. Imports and . Exports to DXF format. Your screen display properties settings must be set for 256 colors only. 3.1. hydraulics. we encourage you to explore the library and build circuits of your own. click on the Simulation menu and then click on the Stop command or Click on the Stop Simulation button. AUTOMATION STUDIO Features • • • • • • • • • • Optional basic libraries including: pneumatics. No need for drawing software such as AutoCadTM or AutoSketchTM. This opens the project and displays on the list the diagram(s) it contains . the most user friendly and innovative software package that will fulfill your training and CAD needs in every way! 6. several demonstration circuits have been copied in the following directory: C:\ASTUDIO\DEMO. 4. 5. step-by-step and pause. you will better appreciate how extensive the library is. Browse through and open any file to learn more about the exciting possibilities of AUTOMATION STUDIO. 95. 5.
Learn to use it within an hour. Can be connected to a PLC or to external equipment. Multiple Document Interface (MDI). Supports ISO 1219-1/-2 as well as American and European graphical standards. Page 11 . Parameters. such as size for cylinders. Includes on-line technical help on components to improve training. Full-color simulation and component cross-section animation. Use of short-cut keys to increase design speed. style and colors. with optional interface card (FIC). Configurable line thicknesses. Adjustable flow and pressure controls. allows projects to integrate more than one schematic. Jump-to-label component allows the transfer of pressures and voltages from one schematic to another. pressure setting for regulators and opening for flow controls.Automation Studio • • • • • • • • • • • • Quick Start & Demonstration Guide Includes basic graphical shapes and text functions to complement circuit documentation. can be assigned to components and adjusted while in simulation.
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