DMC built the function block library by leveraging code on other PLC platforms. The function blocks were all written in ladder and left unlocked, to allow end-users to change them as needed for their applications. A hardware demonstration unit was also built and used to verify the functionality of all of the function blocks.
Additionally, using a custom C# .NET application, import files were generated to automatically import alarms, language aliasing, device names, and OPC import files. This allows data that was contained in MELSOFT Navigator to be transported to other applications.
In order to demonstrate to and train customers, DMC provided four demo systems. These contain hardware for all types of objects in the library, and allow Mitsubishi to showcase the range of library features with simple programming.
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