Simulate with a virtual system

Grafcet-Studio can be linked/connected to the following programs:

The sensors on the virtual machine/system are used as input signals, and the outputs in the table of symbols are written to the virtual machine's actuators. The result: the Grafcet controls the virtual system and you no longer have to manipulate the inputs manually.

Info

Grafcet-Studio has to be in simulator-mode for the link to work, i.e. Simulator needs to be selected in the Grafcet Engine window. You do not need to make any additional settings in Grafcet Studio.

SPS-VISU V4

The Options->General Settings dialog needs to be selected: Internal destination: Simulator. Icon S7 also needs to be pressed:

PLC Lab Runtime

S7AG (WinSPS-S7) mode has to be enabled in PLC-Lab Runtime:

FACTORY I/O

Driver MHJ has to be used in FACTORY I/O.

Info

Grafcet Studio Standard or Grafcet-Studio Pro needs to be used for the link with FACTORY I/O to work. FACTORY I/O does not support Grafcet Studio Starter.

IO Settings

If you do not change the settings, the digital input and output addresses start at 0 and the analogue input and output addresses at 256.

You can change the start addresses in the Grafcet Engine window in the settings for the simulator:



The addresses are addressed from top to bottom in the symbol editor. Make sure that the individual symbols have exactly the same address used in the virtual system.