Importing from TwinCAT PLC Databases
This wizard allows you to import database variables from a TwinCAT PLC program that has been developed with Beckhoff’s TwinCAT software. Also, when you run the import, InduSoft Web Studio automatically creates and configures a TWCAT driver worksheet, eliminating the need to manually configure communication between the two systems.
This feature works with all versions of TwinCAT through version 3.x.
- AMS Net ID: Enter the AMS Net ID of the TwinCAT PLC that you want to communicate with. For example: 220.127.116.11.1.1
- TCP Port: Select the port on which the PLC’s runtime system has been configured to run. You can either select one of the standard ports (e.g., 801, 811, 821, 831) or specify a custom port number.
- Symbol File: Click the Browse button to select the TwinCAT symbol file (.SYM or .TPY) that contains the variables to be imported. For more information, see Export a symbol file from your TwinCAT project.
You are now ready to import the variables into your IWS project database. Return to Step 3 of the Import Wizard.