REQUIREMENT AND SETUP ............................................................................. 3
13/06/2016 Initial version
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This document is created in order to allow a user without any knowledge in straton to create a new
project from scratch, to test it and download it in a straton runtime.
A straton workbench needs to be installed on a PC. If the project needs to be downloaded in a
runtime, a runtime needs to be running. The PC and the runtime need to be on the same network.
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3. Create and configure an application
When opening straton, the workspace is empty.
To start and create a new project, Click on File / Add new project…
Write a name for the project and click on Next.
Note: no space - max 15 chr
Choose the programming language (SFC, FBD, LD, ST, IL), click on Next in order to select I/Os and
Double click on Programs/Main to open the main program.
The program can now be edited, here in FBD language.
It’s now possible to choose functional blocks for the program:
Now the Functional block is in the program. As in the screen below, the (&) needs 3 variables (2
To add variables, double click on the grey field « ??? ».
Enter a name for the variable. Here, « Input1 ».
As the variable does not exist in the project, when click on “OK” a popup window appears. In this
window it is possible to choose the type of the variable, where to declare the variable and an
optional description. Click on Yes to finish.
Enter the output variable. Here « output », BOOL, Main.
Now it’s time to test the project. First, click on this icon to build the project:
Click on start
The project is now in simulation mode.
To manage the variables, select the variable with the mouse and press on spacebar. Here, the
It’s possible to manage the variable by double click on it too (the variable in the central windows or
in the variables windows).
The project is now ok. It can be sent to a runtime. First, exit the simulation mode, click on
To set the communication parameters, double click on the bar at the bottom of the window.
Here it’s possible to edit the communication setting. The kind of runtime can be choose in the drop
Enter here the communication settings. Then press OK.
It’s now possible to connect the project to the runtime. Click on the « online » button.
If the runtime have never been used, straton ask « do you want to download the application now? »,
click on “Yes”.
The project is now in the runtime. The values of the variables can be modified as in simulation mode.
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