Automation Builder software download

Automation Builder is available in Basic, Standard and Premium editions meeting the needs of small projects and managing the challenges of many and large projects for OEM and system integrators.

Start working immediately: After installation, on the first start-up of Automation Builder you can choose from different licenses:

  • Free 30-day trial license – unlocking standard and premium features
  • Free Basic edition
  • Purchased standard or premium license

    • Licenses can be activated, removed and transferred anytime
    • Availability of network licenses for installation on a license server

Life cycle support: Starting with Automation Builder 2.6, side-by-side installation of individual versions is allowed. For access to former versions, we recommend to install Automation Builder 2.5 and to include the required previous version profiles (Automation Builder 2.4 and earlier) into this installation.

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Latest Automation Builder version (recommended): Automation Builder 2.7.0

Before starting with Automation Builder 2.7, please consider important installation options prior to installation:

Side-by-side installation
Automation Builder allows side-by-side installation. During the installation process it is not possible to select previous versions to be embedded into Automation Builder 2.7. If access to Automation Builder version 2.5 or earlier is required, we recommend to first install Automation Builder 2.5 (optionally including previous versions) and to install Automation Builder 2.7 afterwards. Download links for Automation Builder 2.5 can be accessed via the Automation Builder 2.5 section below. Automation Builder 2.6 can be installed or uninstalled independently of Automation Builder 2.7.

Hint: For technical reasons there are some shared components across the different Automation Builder versions. Even despite the side-by-side installation of Automation Builder versions, these components will continue to be shared. Examples of shared components are AC500 V2 libraries or Codesys V2 engineering and gateway.

64-bit version
Automation Builder is also available as 64-bit version with a separate installer. The 64-bit version is required for handling of large projects.

Hint: Side-by-side installation of the same Automation Builder version in 64-bit and 32-bit is not possible.

Hint: For technical reasons migration of AC500 V2 libraries to AC500 V3 is not available with the 64-bit version.

Automation Builder 2.7 - Features and target hardware

Automation Builder 2.7
Features and target hardware
Basic
Basic system
engineering             
FREE
Standard
Integrated       
system
engineering
Premium
Productivity   
and
collaboration
Productive
engineering
Integrated engineering for PLCs, safety, motion, drives and control panels
Integrated tool suite installation and maintenance (online and offline)
Project handling including project archive and backup features
Project lifecycle support (version profiles and project migration)
Native language support in EN, DE, ES, FR, CN
Support of standardization and re-use by flexible configurations of machine variants and advanced I/O device handling
Support of re-use by cross project and cross Automation Builder instance copy&paste       
ECAD roundtrip engineering - AC500 and EPLAN / Zuken E3
ECAD roundtrip engineering for 3rd party devices -
PLC and EPLAN / Zuken E3
Bulk data import/export with change control to any tool via CSV (also via copy&paste)
Bulk data import/export of device and I/O lists and IEC 60870-5-104
Change management support by project compare    
Automation of engineering (execution of Python scripts)    
Virtual system testing based on Virtual Commissioning Technology    ○ ○ 
Collaborative engineering support by Professional Version Control with Subversion    ○ ○ 
PLC
engineering (AC500 V2)
PLC application programming (IL, LD, FBD, SFC, ST) plus CFC
PLC firmware update, download and online change to single or several PLCs
PLC simulation, diagnosis and debugging
Integrated firmware identification and update (PM and CM devices)
Configuration of communication protocols for TCP/IP, Modbus, CS31, IEC60870-5-104
Configuration of communication protocols for PROFINET, PROFIBUS DP, EtherCAT, CAN (all via communication module)
Condition Monitoring CMS: configuration, libraries for CMS control and wave file handling   ●  ● 
C/ C++ application programming (GNU compiler)
Advanced simulation support including virtual PLC
  ○ 
For: AC500-eCo V2, AC500 V2, supported AC500 local I/O modules, supported AC500 extension modules      
PLC
engineering (AC500 V3)
PLC application programming (LD, FBD, SFC, ST) plus CFC  ●  ●  ●
PLC firmware update, download and online change to single PLCs  ●  ●  ●
PLC simulation, diagnosis and debugging  ●  ●  ●
Integrated firmware identification and update (PM and CM devices)  ●  ●  ●
Configuration of communication protocols for TCP/IP, Modbus TCP, Modbus RTU, CAN  ●  ●  ●
Configuration of onboard communication protocols for IEC 60870-5-104, IEC 61850, BACnet, KNX, Ethernet/IP (1)    ●  ●
Configuration of communication protocols for PROFINET, PROFIBUS DP, EtherCAT, CAN (all via communication module)    ●  ●
Configuration of motion axes and graphical CAM tables    ●  ●
Static code analysis    ○
For: AC500-eCo V3, AC500 V3, supported AC500 local I/O modules, supported AC500 extension modules      
Safety PLC
engineering (integrated solutions)
Safety PLC application programming (LD, FBD, ST)
Fieldbus protocol engineering for PROFIsafe
Safety Verification Tool   
Safety Code Analysis Tool  
For: AC500-S safety CPU, safety I/Os and PROFIsafe devices
 SCADA engineering Integrated SCADA and PLC engineering with ABB zenon editor  
For: ABB zenon
Control Panel engineering CP600 and CP600-Pro panel configuration with PB610 Panel Builder 600
CP600-eCo panel configuration with PB610 Panel Builder 600
Integrated PLC tag data import
Control panel simulation ●  ● 
For: CP600-eCo, CP600, CP600-Pro
Drive
engineering
Drive management, configuration and diagnosis with common process data editor
(Drive - PLC)
Drive engineering in Drive composer pro
For: ACS180, ACS355, ACS380, ACS480, ACS530, ACS550, ACS560, ACS580, ACS850, ACQ810, ACS880, DCS880, ACSM1
Motion
engineering
Motion application engineering with Mint WorkBench
PLC tag data import
For: Motiflex e180, Motiflex e190, E530
Modbus TCP
engineering
Configuration and diagnosis of unbundled Modbus TCP CI
(communication interface) devices
For: CI521-MODTCP, CI522-MODTCP
Solution
engineering
Drive library (PS553-DRIVES, PS5605-Drives)
MQTT and JSON libraries ● 
SNMP and SMTP libraries ● 
Motion control wizard, CAM editor and library for AC500 V3 (PS5611-MC) (1) 


Motion control library for AC500 V2 (PS552-MC-E)
Solar library for AC500 V2 (PS562-SOLAR)
Water library for AC500 V2 (PS563-WATER)
Temperature control library for AC500 V2 (PS564-TEMPCTRL)
BACnet - ASC library for AC500 V2 (PS565-BACnet-ASC)
○  ○ 
BACnet - BC protocol for AC500 V3 (PS5607-BACnet-BC incl. ASC) (1)
 ○  ○
AC500 High Availability for AC500 V2 (HA-CS31 library) ●  ● 
AC500 High Availability HA-Modbus TCP library for AC500 V2/V3
(PS5601-HA-MTCP) (1)                     
KNX protocol for AC500 V3 (PS5604-KNX) (1)                         
IEC 61850 for AC500 V3 (PS5602-61850) (1)   ○  ○ 
Data logger library for AC500 V3 (PS5609-LOG) (1) ○  ○ 
Pumping library for AC500 V3 (PS5608-Pump) (*)
○  ○  ○ 
FTP client library for AC500 V2 (PS554) (*)   ● 
Signal processing package for AC500 V2 (*)   ● 
Pumping library for AC500 V2 (PS571) (*)    ● 
HVAC library for AC500 V2 (*)   ● 
Process control objects (PCO) library (*)


Ethernet/IP (PS5613-ETHIP) (1)  
EtherCAT onboard (PS5615-ECAT) (1)



Further features PLC multidownload tool for large installations
OPC server tool, license manager, installation manager, PLC
gateway, IP configuration
Operating systems Windows 11 (32/64 Bit) Professional/Enterprise,
Windows 10 (32/64 Bit) Professional/Enterprise, 
Windows Server 2012 R2 64 Bit, Windows Server 2019
PC requirements Minimum: 1 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 5-18 GB free disk space

● included
○ optional (additional license required) as integrated tool / feature / library
◊ optional (additional license required) as standalone tool / feature - not integrated in Automation Builder
(1) Additional runtime license per PLC required.
(*) Technology Preview: Technology Previews are non-final versions of our product and should not be taken as a measure of the fit, finish, capability, and overall quality of the product.

Click here to view Automation Builder 2.6 - Features and target hardware

    Note: We recommend to install Automation Builder 2.7.
    If you want to continue engineering your projects with Automation Builder 2.6, you can install Automation Builder 2.6 side-by-side with Automation Builder 2.7.

Automation Builder 2.6
Features and target hardware
Basic
Basic system
engineering             
FREE
Standard
Integrated       
system
engineering
Premium
Productivity   
and
collaboration
Productive
engineering
Integrated engineering for PLCs, safety, motion, drives and control panels
Integrated tool suite installation and maintenance (online and offline)
Project handling including project archive and backup features
Project lifecycle support (version profiles and project migration)
Native language support in EN, DE, ES, FR, CN
Support of standardization and re-use by flexible configurations of machine variants and advanced I/O device handling
Support of re-use by cross project and cross Automation Builder instance copy&paste       
ECAD roundtrip engineering - AC500 and EPLAN / Zuken E3
ECAD roundtrip engineering for 3rd party devices -
PLC and EPLAN / Zuken E3
Bulk data import/export with change control to any tool via CSV (also via copy&paste)
Bulk data import/export of device and I/O lists and IEC 60870-5-104
Change management support by project compare    
Automation of engineering (execution of Python scripts)    
Virtual system testing based on Virtual Commissioning Technology    ○ ○ 
Collaborative engineering support by Professional Version Control with Subversion    ○ ○ 
PLC
engineering (AC500 V2)
PLC application programming (IL, LD, FBD, SFC, ST) plus CFC
PLC firmware update, download and online change to single or several PLCs
PLC simulation, diagnosis and debugging
Integrated firmware identification and update (PM and CM devices)
Configuration of communication protocols for TCP/IP, Modbus, CS31, IEC60870-5-104
Configuration of communication protocols for PROFINET, PROFIBUS DP, EtherCAT, CAN (all via communication module)
Condition Monitoring CMS: configuration, libraries for CMS control and wave file handling   ●  ● 
C/ C++ application programming (GNU compiler)
Advanced simulation support including virtual PLC
  ○ 
For: AC500-eCo V2, AC500 V2, AC500-XC, AC500-S Safety, AC500 local I/O modules, AC500 extension modules      
PLC
engineering (AC500 V3)
PLC application programming (LD, FBD, SFC, ST) plus CFC  ●  ●  ●
PLC firmware update, download and online change to single PLCs  ●  ●  ●
PLC simulation, diagnosis and debugging  ●  ●  ●
Integrated firmware identification and update (PM and CM devices)  ●  ●  ●
Configuration of communication protocols for TCP/IP, Modbus TCP, Modbus RTU, CAN  ●  ●  ●
Configuration of communication protocols for IEC 60870-5-104, IEC 61850, BACnet, KNX, Ethernet/IP (1)    ●  ●
Configuration of communication protocols for PROFINET, PROFIBUS DP, EtherCAT, CAN (all via communication module)    ●  ●
Configuration of motion axes and graphical CAM tables    ●  ●
Static code analysis    ○
For: AC500-eCo V3, AC500 V3, supported AC500 local I/O modules and AC500 extension modules      
Safety PLC
engineering (integrated solutions)
Safety PLC application programming (LD, FBD, ST)
Fieldbus protocol engineering for PROFIsafe
Safety Verification Tool   
Safety Code Analysis Tool  
For: AC500-S safety CPU, safety I/Os and PROFIsafe devices
 SCADA engineering Integrated SCADA and PLC engineering with ABB zenon editor  
For: ABB zenon
Control Panel engineering CP600 and CP600-Pro panel configuration with PB610 Panel Builder 600
CP600-eCo panel configuration with PB610 Panel Builder 600
Integrated PLC tag data import
Control panel simulation ●  ● 
For: CP600-eCo, CP600, CP600-Pro
Drive
engineering
Drive management, configuration and diagnosis with common process data editor
(Drive - PLC)
Drive engineering in Drive composer pro
For: ACS180, ACS355, ACS380, ACS480, ACS530, ACS550, ACS560, ACS580, ACS850, ACQ810, ACS880, DCS880, ACSM1
Motion
engineering
Motion application engineering with Mint WorkBench
PLC tag data import
For: MicroFlex e150, Motiflex e180, Motiflex e190
Modbus TCP
engineering
Configuration and diagnosis of unbundled Modbus TCP CI
(communication interface) devices
For: CI521-MODTCP, CI522-MODTCP
Solution
engineering
Drive library (PS553-DRIVES, PS5605-Drives)
MQTT and JSON libraries ● 
SNMP and SMTP libraries ● 
Motion control library for AC500 V2 (PS552-MC-E), V3 (PS5611-MC) (1)
Solar library for AC500 V2 (PS562-SOLAR)
Water library for AC500 V2 (PS563-WATER)
Temperature control library for AC500 V2 (PS564-TEMPCTRL)
BACnet - ASC library for AC500 V2 (PS565-BACnet-ASC)
○  ○ 
BACnet - BC protocol for AC500 V3 (PS5607-BACnet-BC incl. ASC) (1)
 ○  ○
AC500 High Availability for AC500 V2 (HA-CS31 library) ●  ● 
AC500 High Availability HA-Modbus TCP library for AC500 V2/V3
(PS5601-HA-MTCP) (1)                     
KNX protocol for AC500 V3 (PS5604-KNX) (1)                         
IEC 61850 for AC500 V3 (PS5602-61850) (1)   ○  ○ 
Data logger library for AC500 V3 (PS5609-LOG) (1) ○  ○ 
Pumping library for AC500 V3 (PS5608-Pump) (*)
○  ○  ○ 
FTP client library for AC500 V2 (PS554) (*)   ● 
Signal processing package for AC500 V2 (*)   ● 
Pumping library for AC500 V2 (PS571) (*)    ● 
HVAC library for AC500 V2 (*)   ● 
Process control objects (PCO) library (*)
Further features AC500 V2 PLC multidownload tool for large installations
OPC server tool, license manager, installation manager, PLC
gateway, IP configuration
Operating systems Windows 11 (32/64 Bit) Professional/Enterprise,
Windows 10 (32/64 Bit) Professional/Enterprise, 
Windows Server 2012 R2 64 Bit, Windows Server 2019
PC requirements Minimum: 1 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 5-18 GB free disk space

● included
○ optional (additional license required) as integrated tool / feature / library
◊ optional (additional license required) as standalone tool / feature - not integrated in Automation Builder
(1) Additional runtime license per PLC required.
(*) Technology Preview: Technology Previews are non-final versions of our product and should not be taken as a measure of the fit, finish, capability, and overall quality of the product.

Click here to view Automation Builder 2.5 - Features and target hardware

Note: We recommend to install Automation Builder 2.7.
If you want to continue engineering your projects with Automation Builder 2.5, you can install Automation Builder 2.5 side-by-side with Automation Builder 2.7.

Hint: If you install Automation Builder 2.5 after installing Automation Builder 2.7, it is recommended to execute the installer of Automation Builder 2.7 to make sure that the latest version of all shared components is available. The reason for this recommendation is that Automation Builder versions prior to 2.6 have not been prepared for side-by-side installation.

Automation Builder 2.5
Features and target hardware
Basic
Basic system
engineering             
FREE
Standard
Integrated       
system
engineering
Premium
Productivity   
and
collaboration
Productive
engineering
   Integrated engineering for PLCs, safety, motion, drives, SCADA and control panels
Integrated tool suite installation and maintenance (online and offline)
Project handling including project archive and backup features
Project lifecycle support (version profiles and project migration)
Native language support in EN, DE, ES, FR, CN
Support of standardization and re-use by flexible configurations of machine variants and advanced I/O device handling
Support of re-use by cross project and cross Automation Builder instance copy&paste       
ECAD roundtrip engineering - AC500 and EPLAN / Zuken E3
ECAD roundtrip engineering for 3rd party devices -
PLC and EPLAN / Zuken E3
Bulk data import/export with change control to any tool via CSV (also via copy&paste)
Bulk data import/export of device and I/O lists and IEC 60870-5-104
Change management support by project compare    
Automation of engineering (execution of Python scripts)    
Virtual system testing based on Virtual Commissioning Technology    ○ ○ 
Collaborative engineering support by Professional Version Control with Subversion    ○ ○ 
PLC
engineering (AC500 V2)
   PLC application programming (IL, LD, FBD, SFC, ST) plus CFC
PLC firmware update, download and online change to single or several PLCs
PLC simulation, diagnosis and debugging
Integrated firmware identification and update (PM and CM devices)
Configuration of communication protocols for TCP/IP, Modbus, CS31, IEC60870-5-104
Configuration of communication protocols for PROFINET, PROFIBUS DP, EtherCAT, CAN (all via communication module)
Condition Monitoring CMS: configuration, libraries for CMS control and wave file handling   ●  ● 
C/ C++ application programming (GNU compiler)
Advanced simulation support including virtual PLC
  ○ 
For: AC500-eCo V2, AC500 V2
PLC
engineering (AC500 V3)
   PLC application programming (LD, FBD, SFC, ST) plus CFC  ●  ●  ●
PLC firmware update, download and online change to single PLCs  ●  ●  ●
PLC simulation, diagnosis and debugging  ●  ●  ●
Integrated firmware identification and update (PM and CM devices)  ●  ●  ●
Configuration of onboard communication protocols for TCP/IP, Modbus TCP, Modbus RTU, CAN  ●  ●  ●
Configuration of onboard communication protocols for IEC 60870-5-104, IEC 61850, BACnet, KNX, Ethernet/IP (1)    ●  ●
Configuration of communication protocols for PROFINET, PROFIBUS DP, EtherCAT, CAN (all via communication module)    ●  ●
Configuration of motion axes and graphical CAM tables    ●  ●
Static code analysis    ○

For: AC500-eCo V3, AC500 V3 

Safety PLC
engineering (integrated solutions)
   Safety PLC application programming (LD, FBD, ST)
Fieldbus protocol engineering for PROFIsafe
Safety Verification Tool   
For: AC500-S safety CPU, safety I/Os and PROFIsafe devices
 SCADA engineering    Integrated SCADA and PLC engineering with ABB zenon editor  
 For: ABB zenon
Control Panel engineering    CP600 and CP600-Pro panel configuration with PB610 Panel Builder 600
CP600-eCo panel configuration with PB610 Panel Builder 600
Integrated PLC tag data import
Control panel simulation ●  ● 
For: CP600-eCo, CP600, CP600-Pro
Drive
engineering
   Drive management, configuration and diagnosis with common process data editor 
   (Drive - PLC)
Drive engineering in Drive composer pro
For: ACS355, ACS380, ACS480, ACS530, ACS550, ACS560, ACS580, ACS850, ACQ810, ACS880, DCS880, ACSM1
Motion
engineering
   Motion application engineering with Mint WorkBench
PLC tag data import
For: MicroFlex e150, Motiflex e180, Motiflex e190
Modbus TCP
engineering
   Configuration and diagnosis of unbundled Modbus TCP CI
   (communication interface) devices
For: CI521-MODTCP, CI522-MODTCP
Solution
engineering
   Drive library (PS553-DRIVES, PS5605-Drives)
MQTT and JSON libraries ● 
Motion control library for AC500 V2 (PS552-MC-E), V3 (PS5611-MC) (1)
Solar library for AC500 V2 (PS562-SOLAR)
Water library for AC500 V2 (PS563-WATER)
Temperature control library for AC500 V2 (PS564-TEMPCTRL)
BACnet - ASC library for AC500 V2 (PS565-BACnet-ASC)
○  ○ 
BACnet - BC protocol for AC500 V3 (PS5607-BACnet-BC incl. ASC) (1)
 ○  ○
AC500 High Availability for AC500 V2 (HA-CS31 library) ●  ● 
AC500 High Availability HA-Modbus TCP library for AC500 V2/V3
(PS5601-HA-MTCP) (1)                     
KNX protocol for AC500 V3 (PS5604-KNX) (1)                         
IEC 61850 for AC500 V3 (PS5602-61850) (1)   ○  ○ 
Data logger library for AC500 V3 (PS5609-LOG) (1) ○  ○ 
FTP client library for AC500 V2 (PS554) (*)   ● 
Signal processing package for AC500 V2 (*)   ● 
Pumping library for AC500 V2 (PS571) (*)    ● 
HVAC library for AC500 V2 (*)   ● 
Process control objects (PCO) library (*)
Further features    AC500 V2 PLC multidownload tool for large installations
OPC server tool, license manager, installation manager, PLC
gateway, IP configuration
Operating systems    Windows 10 (32/64 Bit) Professional/Enterprise, Windows Server 2012 R2
   64 Bit, Windows Server 2019
PC requirements    Minimum: 1 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 5-18 GB free disk space

● included
○ optional (additional license required) as integrated tool / feature / library
◊ optional (additional license required) as standalone tool / feature - not integrated in Automation Builder
(1) Additional runtime license per PLC required.
(*) Technology Preview: Technology Previews are non-final versions of our product and should not be taken as a measure of the fit, finish, capability, and overall quality of the product.

Click here to view Automation Builder 2.4 - Features and target hardware

Note: We recommend to install Automation Builder 2.7.
If you want to continue engineering your projects with Automation Builder 2.4, we strongly recommend to install Automation Builder 2.5 with version profile Automation Builder 2.4.
Automation Builder 2.4
Features and target hardware
Basic
Basic system
engineering             
FREE
Standard
Integrated       
system
engineering
Premium
Productivity   
and
collaboration
Productive
engineering
   Integrated engineering for PLCs, safety, motion, drives, SCADA and control panels
Integrated tool suite installation and maintenance (online and offline)
Project handling including project archive and backup features
Project lifecycle support (version profiles and project migration)
Native language support in EN, DE, ES, FR, CN
Support of standardization and re-use by flexible configurations of machine variants and advanced IO device handling
Support of re-use by cross project and cross Automation Builder instance copy&paste       
ECAD roundtrip engineering - AC500 and EPLAN / Zuken E3
ECAD roundtrip engineering for 3rd party devices -
PLC and EPLAN / Zuken E3
Bulk data import/export with change control to any tool via CSV (also via copy&paste)
Bulk data import/export of device and I/O lists and IEC 60870-5-104
Change management support by project compare    
Project automation by Python scripting    
Virtual system testing based on Virtual Commissioning Technology    ○ ○ 
Collaborative engineering support by Professional Version Control with Subversion    ○ ○ 
PLC
engineering (AC500 V2)
   PLC application programming (IL, LD, FBD, SFC, ST) plus CFC
PLC firmware update, download and online change to single or several PLCs
PLC simulation, diagnosis and debugging
Integrated firmware identification and update (PM and CM devices)
Configuration of communication protocols for TCP/IP, Modbus, CS31, IEC60870-5-104
Configuration of communication protocols for PROFINET, PROFIBUS, EtherCAT, CAN
Condition Monitoring CMS: configuration, libraries for CMS control and wav file handling   ●  ● 
C/ C++ application programming (GNU compiler)

Advanced simulation support including virtual PLCs

   ○
For: AC500-eCo, AC500 V2, AC500-XC, AC500 local I/O modules, AC500 extension modules
PLC
engineering (AC500 V3)
   PLC application programming (LD, FBD, SFC, ST) plus CFC  ●  ●  ●
 PLC firmware update, download and online change to single PLCs  ●  ●  ●
 PLC diagnosis and debugging  ●  ●  ●
 Integrated firmware identification and update (PM and CM devices)  ●  ●  ●
 Configuration of communication protocols for TCP/IP, Modbus TCP, Modbus RTU, CAN  ●  ●  ●
 Configuration of onboard communication protocols for IEC 60870-5-104, IEC 61850, BACnet, KNX    ●  ●
 Configuration of communication protocols for PROFINET, EtherCAT    ●  ●
 Static code analysis    ○  ○
 Advanced simulation support including virtual PLCs (in preparation)    ○  ○

For AC500 V3 and supported AC500 local I/O modules and AC500 extension modules

Safety PLC
engineering (integrated solutions)
   Safety PLC application programming (LD, FBD, ST)
Fieldbus protocol engineering for PROFIsafe
Safety Verification Tool   
For: AC500-S Safety CPU, Safety I/Os and PROFISAFE devices
 SCADA engineering    Integrated SCADA and PLC engineering with ABB zenon editor  
 For: ABB zenon
Control Panel engineering   CP600 and CP600-Pro panel configuration with PB610 Panel Builder 600
CP600-eCo panel configuration with PB610 Panel Builder 600
PLC tag data import
Control panel simulation ●  ● 
For: CP600, CP600-Pro, CP600-eCo, CP600-WEB, PB610-R
Drive
engineering
Drive management, configuration and diagnosis with common process data editor (Drive - PLC)
Drive engineering in Drive composer pro
For: ACS355, ACS380, ACS550, ACS580, ACS850, ACQ810, ACS880, DCS880, ACSM1
Motion
engineering
   Motion application engineering with Mint WorkBench
PLC tag data import
For: MicroFlex e150, Motiflex e180, Motiflex e190
Modbus TCP
engineering
Configuration and diagnosis of unbundled Modbus TCP CI  (communication interface) devices
For: CI521-MODTCP, CI522-MODTCP
Solution
engineering
   Drive library (PS553-DRIVES, PS5605-Drives)
Motion control for Library V2: PS552-MC-E; V3: PS5611-MC (*)
Solar library (PS562-SOLAR)
Water library (PS563-WATER)
Temperature control library (PS564-TEMPCTRL)

BACnet - ASC library (PS565) V2

○ 
BACnet - BC protocol (PS5607-BACnet-BC)    ○  ○
AC500 High Availability HA-CS31 library ●  ● 
AC500 High Availability HA-Modbus TCP library V2/V3 (PS5601-HA-MTCP)         
KNX protocol (PS5604-KNX)             
PackML library (*)   ● 
FTP client library (PS554) (*)   ● 
Signal processing package (*)   ● 
Pumping library (PS571) (*)    ● 
HVAC library (*)   ● 
IEC61850 for AC500 V3 (PS5602-61850)
Further features    PLC Multidownload tool for large installations
OPC server and clients, service tool, PLC
gateway, IP configuration and visualization
Operating systems    Windows 10 (32/64 Bit) Professional/Enterprise, Windows Server 2012 R2
   64 Bit, Windows Server 2019 (1)
PC requirements    Minimum: 1 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 5-18 GB free disk space

● included
○ optional (additional license required) as integrated tool / feature / library
◊ optional (additional license required) as standalone tool / feature - not integrated in Automation Builder
(1) Limited support of Windows server operating systems. Further information (e.g. regarding editions and service packs) is available in the release notes.
(*) Technology Preview: Technology Previews are non-final versions of our product and should not be taken as a measure of the fit, finish, capability, and overall quality of the product.

Click here to view Automation Builder 2.3 - Features and target hardware

Note: We recommend to install Automation Builder 2.7.
If you want to continue engineering your projects with Automation Builder 2.3, we strongly recommend to install Automation Builder 2.5 with version profile Automation Builder 2.3.

Automation Builder 2.3.0 does not support PM5630 and PM5650.
Automation Builder 2.3
Features and target hardware
Basic
Basic system
engineering             
FREE
Standard
Integrated       
system
engineering
Premium
Productivity   
and
collaboration
Productive
engineering
   Integrated engineering for PLCs, safety, motion, drives, SCADA and control panels
Integrated tool suite installation and maintenance (online and offline)
Project handling including project archive and backup features
Project lifecycle support (version profiles and project migration)
Native language support in EN, DE, ES, FR, CN
Support of standardization and re-use by flexible configurations of machine variants and advanced IO device handling
Support of re-use by cross project and cross Automation Builder instance copy&paste       
ECAD roundtrip engineering - AC500 and EPLAN / Zuken E3
ECAD roundtrip engineering for 3rd party devices -
PLC and EPLAN / Zuken E3
Bulk data import/export with change control to any tool via CSV (also via copy&paste)
Bulk data import/export of device and I/O lists and IEC 60870-5-104
Change management support by project compare    
Project automation by Python scripting    
Device type editor for Open Device Integration    
Virtual system testing based on Virtual Commissioning Technology    ○ ○ 
Collaborative engineering support by Professional Version Control with Subversion    ○ ○ 
PLC
engineering (AC500 V2)
   PLC application programming (IL, LD, FBD, SFC, ST) plus CFC
PLC firmware update, download and online change to single or several PLCs
PLC simulation, diagnosis and debugging
Integrated firmware identification and update (PM and CM devices)
Configuration of communication protocols for TCP/IP, Modbus, CS31, IEC60870-5-104
Open device integration for Modbus devices   ● 
Configuration of communication protocols for PROFINET, PROFIBUS, EtherCAT, CAN
Condition Monitoring CMS: configuration, libraries for CMS control and wav file handling   ●  ● 
C/ C++ application programming (GNU compiler)

Virtual system testing including PLCs based on Virtual Commissioning Technology

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For: AC500-eCo, AC500 V2, AC500-XC, AC500 local I/O modules, AC500 extension modules
PLC
engineering (AC500 V3)
   PLC application programming (LD, FBD, SFC, ST) plus CFC  ●  ●  ●
 PLC firmware update, download and online change to single PLCs  ●  ●  ●
 PLC diagnosis and debugging  ●  ●  ●
 Integrated firmware identification and update (PM and CM devices)  ●  ●  ●
 Configuration of communication protocols for TCP/IP, IEC60870-5-104, Modbus TCP, Modbus RTU, CAN  ●  ●  ●
 Configuration of communication protocols for PROFINET, EtherCAT    ●  ●

For AC500 V3 and supported AC500 local I/O modules and AC500 extension modules

Safety PLC
engineering (integrated solutions)
   Safety PLC application programming (LD, FBD, ST)
Fieldbus protocol engineering for PROFIsafe
For: AC500-S Safety CPU, Safety I/Os and PROFISAFE devices
Safety PLC engineering (stand-alone solutions)    Safety engineering with Pluto manager
 For: Pluto Safety PLC
 SCADA engineering    Integrated SCADA and PLC engineering with ABB zenon editor  
 For: ABB zenon
Control Panel engineering   CP600 and CP600-Pro panel configuration with PB610 Panel Builder 600
CP600-eCo panel configuration with PB610 Panel Builder 600
PLC tag data import
Control panels simulation for Virtual Commissioning Technology ●  ● 
For: CP600, CP600-Pro, CP600-eCo, CP600-WEB, PB610-R
Drive
engineering
Drive management, configuration and diagnosis with common process data editor (Drive - PLC)
Drive engineering in Drive composer pro
Virtual system testing including drives based on Virtual Commissioning Technology    ○
For: ACS355, ACS380, ACS550, ACS580, ACS850, ACQ810, ACS880, DCS880, ACSM1
Motion
engineering
   Motion application engineering with Mint WorkBench
PLC tag data import
For: MicroFlex e150, Motiflex e180, Motiflex e190
Modbus TCP
engineering
Configuration and diagnosis of unbundled Modbus TCP CI  (communication interface) devices
For: CI521-MODTCP, CI522-MODTCP
Solution
engineering
   Drive library (PS553-DRIVES)
Motion control for AC500 V2 PLCopen Motion library (PS552-MC-E)
Solar library (PS562-SOLAR)
Water library (PS563-WATER)
Temperature control library (PS564-TEMPCTRL)

BACnet - ASC library (PS565-BACnet-ASC)

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BACnet - BC protocol (PS5607-BACnet-BC)    ○  ○
AC500 High Availability HA-CS31 library ●  ● 
AC500 High Availability HA-Modbus TCP library V2/V3 (PS5601-HA-MTCP)         
KNX protocol (PS5604-KNX)             
PackML library (*)   ● 
FTP client library (PS554) (*)   ● 
Signal processing package (*)   ● 
Pumping library (PS571) (*)    ● 
HVAC library (*)   ● 
IEC61850 for AC500 V3 (PS5602-61850)
Further features    PLC Multidownload tool for large installations
OPC server and clients, service tool, PLC
gateway, IP configuration and visualization
Operating systems    Recommended: Windows 10 64-bit (1)
PC requirements    Minimum: 1 GHz, 3 GB RAM, 14 GB free disk space

● included
○ optional (additional license required) as integrated tool / feature / library
◊ optional (additional license required) as standalone tool / feature - not integrated in Automation Builder
(1) Limited support of Windows server operating systems. Further information (e.g. regarding editions and service packs) is available in the release notes.
(*) Technology Preview: Technology Previews are non-final versions of our product and should not be taken as a measure of the fit, finish, capability, and overall quality of the product.
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