Good to Know

Preview CODESYS Clip Free arrangement of pins
Free arrangement of pins

As of CODESYS 3.5 SP17 you can freely arrange the pins of your function blocks. Simply drag and drop a pin to rearrange it. This allows you to structure function blocks according to your personal needs and preferences.

CODESYS Clip: Free arrangement of pins

Preview CODESYS Clip Display referenced libraries in a tree structure
Display referenced libraries in a tree structure

Use the Library Summary in the Library Manager to display referenced libraries in a tree structure as of CODESYS 3.5 SP17. This can be done with libraries referenced in the project and also with libraries which reference these libraries. You can also highlight libraries in the tree structure which reference or use a certain library.

CODESYS Clip: Display referenced libraries in a tree structure

Keyboard shortcuts for CFC editor

With keyboard shortcuts you can work even faster in the CODESYS CFC editor. As of CODESYS 3.5 SP17 an overview of all configured shortcuts can be found under Tools Customize... Keyboard CFC. There you can also define your own keyboard shortcuts to speed up your workflow.

CODESYS Clip: Keyboard shortcuts for CFC editor

Preview CODESYS Clip Easier handling of Pins in the CFC editor
Easier handling of Pins in the CFC editor

As of CODESYS 3.5 SP17 larger drop areas allow you to place pins more easily without having to hit the exact connection point. This makes it even more convenient for you to work with CODESYS.

CODESYS Clip: Easier handling of Pins in the CFC editor

Preview CODESYS Clip Dark scheme in CFC-Editor
Dark scheme in CFC-Editor

As of CODESYS 3.5 SP17 you can also activate the dark scheme for your CFC editor in CODESYS - as was already possible in earlier versions for the ST editor. This allows you to work more comfortably in dark environments, and helps to reduce eye strain.

CODESYS Clip: Dark scheme in CFC-Editor

Preview CODESYS Clip Compiler messages via pragma
Compiler messages via pragma

Use the "info", "text", "warning" and "error" pragmas in objects with ST code (Structured Text) to generate compiler messages manually.

CODESYS Clip: Compiler messages via pragma

Preview CODESYS Clip pragma display mode
Monitoring in Hex/Dec/Bin display mode

Use the "displaymode" pragma with the "bin", "dec" or "hex" parameters to always display individual variables in binary, decimal or hexadecimal format.

CODESYS Clip: Monitoring in Hex/Dec/Bin display mode

Preview CODESYS Pragma Region
Better overview of ST code via Pragma

In objects with ST (Structured Text) code, use the "region" pragma to expand and collapse lines of code to increase the overview.


CODESYS Clip: Better overview of ST code via Pragma

Screenshot video clip CODESYS Visualization
Turn your visualization objects into reusable visualization elements

To do this, create your own variables for the visualization in the Interface editor of the visualization. Use these variables for the animation. When inserting an object prepared in this way into a new visualization, you can connect the visualization variables with the real variables of the control application. In this way, you can use newly created elements several times and even store them in libraries.

CODESYS Clip: Turn your visualization objects into reusable visualization elements

Screenrecord CODESYS Visualization Multiselect
Create your visualizations faster by using multiple selection

Press and hold the shift key to multi-select the visu elements you want to edit. CODESYS automatically filters all common properties that can be modified and displays them. This way you can change several settings in one go.

CODESYS Clip: Create your visualizations faster by using multiple selection