The Horner XL4 OCS all-in-one controller is programmed using Cscape. Cscape (Control Station Central Application Programming Environment) We will now set up the Cscape software so we can easily communicate and program our controller.
We now have the Cscape program installed. However the software is very adaptable, so let’s take some time to set up the program so you can be on the same page as we go through this series on this controller.
Starting a New Program – Horner Cscape Software
Application Settings – Horner Cscape Software
The application settings window will now appear. These are the default settings.
Now change the following settings in the application settings window. Under the Advanced Ladder Program, uncheck ‘Use Classic Toolbars for Logic Element Selection’. Also, check the ‘Support IEC Editor Programs. Your Application Settings window should look like the following.
Project Navigator – Horner Cscape Software
The project navigator will display a lot of information about your project. This includes the program and subroutines, screens, networking, etc. We can minimize the project navigator window by clicking on the pushpin icon next to the ‘X’ exit. Our screen now looks like the following with the project navigator to the left side of our screen.
Project Toolbox – Horner Cscape Software
Editor Options – Horner Cscape Software
The Advanced Ladder Editor Settings window will now appear. Under the Function Blocks select ‘Allow OR around Functions’. You can modify the logic editor from this window which includes the compiler errors and warnings.
Toolbars – Horner Cscape Software
We have completed setting up the Cscape programming software. You will notice that this now looks similar to other PLC programming packages.
The programming and reference manual for Cscape can be downloaded at the following URL:
Next time we will look at establishing communication.
Watch on YouTube: Horner XL4 Cscape Software Setup
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