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RSLogix 500
RSLogix programming products are designed to help increase your productivity

Drag-and-drop editing Point-and-click I/O configuration Symbolic programming Custom display monitor Search and replace Shared user interface and feature set Compare Consolidated project view Flexible ladder editor Dependable and flexible communications Powerful database editor Auto-address wizard Ladder view options Tabbed status displays ASCII editor Optional keyboard-driven navigation Comprehensive Help system FactoryTalk Activation for activating your software FactoryTalk Security (optional) for access and authorization security

Supporting the Allen-Bradley SLC 500 and MicroLogix families of controllers, RSLogix 500 programming software helps you maximize performance, save project development time, and improve productivity with an industry-leading user interface. Developed to operate on Microsoft Windows 2000 or later operating systems, RSLogix offers reliable communications, powerful functionality, and superior diagnostics. RSLogix 500 offers: Flexible, easy-to-use editors Diagnostic and troubleshooting tools Powerful, timesaving features and functionality Convenient and easy maintenance across hardware platforms

RSLogix programming products are designed to help increase your productivity.


Flexible program editors allow you to create application programs without worrying about getting the syntax correct. The Project Verifier builds a list of errors that you can navigate to make corrections at your convenience. Powerful run-time editing features permit modifications of your application program while the process is still operating. The Test Edits feature allows you to test the operation of your modification before it becomes a permanent part of the application program. Drag-and-drop editing gives you the ability to move or copy instructions from rung to rung within a project or from rungs in one subroutine or project to another, or move and copy data table elements from one data file to another. In addition, you can move program elements between the RSLogix 5, RSLogix 500, and RSLogix 5000 programming packages.

Multiple Data Views Program files in RSLogix 500 can be viewed as multiple ladder logic files in a tabbed window, in individual windows for each program file, or in any combination of the two. Application logic can also be viewed simultaneously with the Address/Symbol Database, multiple data table monitors, or Custom Data Monitors. Status bit settings specific to your application (such as Scan Time, Math Register, and Interrupts) can be easily reviewed with tabbed Status displays.


When troubleshooting and application, quick and accurate information is critical. RSLogix 500 is designed to make troubleshooting complex problems easier than ever before. Advanced Diagnotics A powerful searching tool, Advanced Diagnostics allows you to quickly locate the specific area in your project that is causing a problem. Using page titles in your ladder logic, Advanced Diagnostics locates output instructions in a particular section of your logic, then jumps to the rung associated with each output. Diagnosing the interaction between output instructions becomes easy and efficient by viewing them at the same time. Custom Data Monitors Each application project you create can have its own Custom Data Monitor (CDM) that can be configured to simultaneously examine the status of different data types (bits, timers, counters, inputs, outputs).

Compare Compare enables you to find differences between two application programs. This utility detects inserted, deleted, moved, and modified ladder rungs and differences in data table content and size. This function also offers various configurations: online vs. offline, offline vs. online, and online vs. online. When comparing, you can choose to: View by exception Detect relay ladder logic (RLL) differences Detect data table differences You can view the differences graphically in a side-by-side view or as a report. Cross-Reference Using this online tool, you can easily move to the rung or instruction you desire by clicking on the referenced item in the cross-reference view.

Histogram Use this tool to view information about how data values change over time. If you frequently log certain data, you can save the histogram configuration as part of your RSLogix 500 project and load it whenever you need to view the data.

Auto-Address Wizard The Auto-Address Wizard significantly speeds you through the creation of rungs and reduces keying errors. As you type an address, a list of symbols and data file types pop up and matches the text you have entered. You can select a symbol or data file type from the list. If you select a data file type, the wizard leads you through creating an address using the next available data file element. If you dont want to select from the pop-up list, you can simply enter your own address. The Auto-Address Wizard functions much like IntelliSense by providing: Current symbols matching the characters entered Next available element in an existing data file of the characters entered Next available element in a new data file of the characters entered

Trend Use this tool to view information about multiple data values over time. Save the trend as part of your RSLogix 500 project and run it whenever you need to view the data, debug your project, or troubleshoot a particular section of code.


Compatibility Projects developed with DOS programming packages from Rockwell Software A.I. Series, 6200 Series, APS, and MPS can be moved to the RSLogix environment simply by opening the existing project with the appropriate RSLogix package. Conversely, it is just as easy to move a project developed with RSLogix to any of the DOS programming packages. Context Menus Context Menus for common software tools are quickly accessible by right-clicking on addresses, symbols, instructions, rungs, or other application objects. This convenience provides you with all the necessary functionality to accomplish a task within a single menu, saving you the aggravation of remembering the placement of functionality options in the menu bar. Key Board Based Editing If you prefer to develop and navigate with the keyboard rather than the mouse, RSLogix 500 supports 35 Dot (Portal) Commands.

Extensive Online Help If you do not understand an RSLogix function or have a question concerning a processor instruction, you can access the comprehensive online Help system and PLC instruction reference. The Help system even includes step-by-step instructions to lead you through many common activities.

Intel Pentium-based processor Microsoft Windows 2000 or later 32 MB of RAM (64 MB recommended) 50 MB of free hard disk space (or more based on application requirements) 16-color VGA Graphics Adapter, 640 x 480 or greater resolution (256-color 800 x 600 optimal)

Optional RAM Requirements SLC 500 fixed controller, 5/01, 5/02, or MicroLogix 1000 RSLogix 500 SLC 5/03, 5/04, 5/05 8KB, 12KB, 16KB, 24KB, 32KB or MicroLogix 1100, 1200 or 1500 SLC 5/03, 5/04, or 5/05 64KB


16 MB

32 MB 64MB

RSLogix 500 Version 8.x

Function Editor Drag-and-drop Editing Drag-and-drop Data Table Data Drag-and-drop Between Projects ASCII Editor (Rung) Search Replace Replace w/ descriptors Cut/ Copy/ Paste (C/C/P) Data Table Usage Library Utility Indexed Library Load Quick Key Editing Automatic Addressing Intellisense-style Address Wizard User Workspace Instruction Pallette Portal "Dot" Commands Intelligent Goto Project Backup Span Volume Secondary Save Path Network Configuration (RSNetworx for Cnet, Dnet, ENet included) User Annotation Symbol (20 char.) Parent/Child Symbol Address/ Instruction Description (5x20 char.) Parent/Child Address Description Rung Comment (64K char. ) Rung Comment Association (File:Rung Output Address) Page Title (1x80 char.) Microsoft Excel as database editor Diagnostics / Troubleshooting Program Compare Data Table Compare I/O Configuration Compare Channel Configuration Compare Compare Visualization Custom Data Monitor Diagnostic Graphical Monitor - Animated Mgraphics (Gauge, Chart, Button, Chart) Recipe Viewer Timing Chart/ Histogram Advanced Diagnostics Emulation Monitoring (RSEmulate included)

Software Packages
Starter X X X X X X X X Standard X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Pro X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

RSLogix 500 Version 8.x

Function Online Monitor Program Execution Monitor Data Table Monitor Embedded Online Cross-reference Reporting Program Report Program Report w/ Embedded Cross-reference Cross-reference Report Data Table Contents Report Database Content Report System Configuration Report PID Configuration Report MSG Configuration Report Custom Data Monitor Report Recipe Monitor Report Smart I/O Configuration Report Margins/ Header/ Footer Custom Title Page Automation Author Microsoft VBA scripts Execute Microsoft VBA scripts Keyboard Macros (Shareware) Security Workstation User Security User Security Server (Add-On) User Security Client (requires Security Server) User Assistance Copy Protection Online Instruction Set Help Online User Reference Manual Online Context Help Custom User-authored Help Processor Support SLC 5/03, /04, /05 Ser. C SLC 5/01, 5/02, 5/03, 5/04, 5/05 SLC L20, L30, L40 MicroLogix 1500 MicroLogix 1200 MicroLogix 1100 W/Analog MicroLogix 1000 Ser. A, B, C, D - W/ Analog Special Processor Features Online Editing Smart I/O Card Configuration Form # MicroLogix 1100 and later On-Line report Add-on X Included

Software Packages
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RSLogix 500, SLC 500 and MicroLogix are trademarks of Rockwell Automation, Inc. Allen-Bradley and FactoryTalk are registered trademarks of Rockwell Automation, Inc. All trademarks not belonging to Rockwell Automation are property of their respective companies.

Publication LG500-PP001B-EN-E April 2008

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