CODESYS TargetVisu Visualization software for IEC 61131-3 PLCs

Control and Visualization on one Device

Visualization screens created in CODESYS can be displayed on a controller equipped with the CODESYS TargetVisu without needing any additional hardware. The screens are displayed directly on the internal or external display of the device.


  • Optional extension (as a product component) of a CODESYS controller for displaying visualization screens
  • Extension can only be implemented by the device manufacturer, customization of the CODESYS Control runtime system required
  • The product component is platform independent ⇒ can be ported to different system platforms (CPU, graphics processor, graphics library, operating system)
  • Reference implementations available under Windows, Windows CE/Embedded/Mobile, Linux and QNX
  • Version for small systems without graphics library, low system resources and reduced functionality: CODESYS TargetVisu Embedded
  • Controller application functions, properties and methods can directly be called from the visualization elements

How to use the CODESYS TargetVisu

  • Create an object “TargetVisualization” in the visualization manager
  • Define the starting object of the visualization
  • Automatic download of the screens together with the compiled controller application as well as display on the controller once the PLC has been started

Here you find more information about CODESYS WebVisu and CODESYS HMI.

How can you obtain the CODESYS TargetVisu?

  • You are a system integrator or a user in the machine/plant construction sector or the like:
    All you need is a controller equipped with the CODESYS TargetVisu (for example from the CODESYS Device Directory) or the SoftPLC CODESYS Control RTE with a TargetVisu license.
    The required visualization license is already included in the target device.
  • You are a manufacturer of programmable devices:
    Purchase the CODESYS TargetVisu Toolkit or the CODESYS TargetVisu Embedded Toolkit to implement the visualization client on your controller.
  • For more information or an offer please contact our sales department under

CODESYS brochures and information material

Creation of professional visualization screens directly in the PLC development system – displayed on a target device, a PC or a web browser.
Version: 11/2018
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