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RSLogix™ 500
RSLogix programming products are designed
to help increase your productivity

• Drag-and-drop editing
• Point-and-click I/O configuration
• Symbolic programming
• Custom display monitor
• Search and replace
• Shared user interface and feature set
• Compare
• Consolidated project view
• Flexible ladder editor
• Dependable and flexible
• Powerful database editor
• Auto-address wizard RSLOGIX 500
• Ladder view options Supporting the Allen-Bradley SLC™ 500 and MicroLogix™ families of controllers,
RSLogix 500 programming software helps you maximize performance, save
• Tabbed status displays project development time, and improve productivity with an industry-leading
• ASCII editor user interface.

• Optional keyboard-driven navigation Developed to operate on Microsoft Windows® 2000 or later operating systems,
RSLogix offers reliable communications, powerful functionality, and superior
• Comprehensive Help system diagnostics. RSLogix 500 offers:
• FactoryTalk® Activation for activating • Flexible, easy-to-use editors
your software • Diagnostic and troubleshooting tools
• FactoryTalk® Security (optional) for • Powerful, timesaving features and functionality
access and authorization security • Convenient and easy maintenance across hardware platforms
BENEFITS Multiple Data Views
RSLogix programming products are designed to help increase Program files in RSLogix 500 can be viewed as multiple ladder
your productivity. logic files in a tabbed window, in individual windows for
each program file, or in any combination of the two.
Application logic can also be viewed simultaneously with the
FLEXIBLE, EASY-TO-USE EDITORS Address/Symbol Database, multiple data table monitors, or
• Flexible program editors allow you to create application Custom Data Monitors. Status bit settings specific to your
programs without worrying about getting the syntax correct. application (such as Scan Time, Math Register, and Interrupts)
The Project Verifier builds a list of errors that you can can be easily reviewed with tabbed Status displays.
navigate to make corrections at your convenience.
• Powerful run-time editing features permit modifications of
your application program while the process is still operating.
The Test Edits feature allows you to test the operation of
your modification before it becomes a permanent part of
the application program.
• Drag-and-drop editing gives you the ability to move or copy
instructions from rung to rung within a project or from rungs
in one subroutine or project to another, or move and copy
data table elements from one data file to another. In addition,
you can move program elements between the RSLogix 5,
RSLogix 500, and RSLogix 5000 programming packages.

Compare enables you to find differences between two
application programs. This utility detects inserted, deleted,
moved, and modified ladder rungs and differences in data
table content and size. This function also offers various
configurations: online vs. offline, offline vs. online, and
online vs. online. When comparing, you can choose to:
• View by exception
• Detect relay ladder logic (RLL) differences
DIAGNOSTIC AND TROUBLESHOOTING TOOLS • Detect data table differences
When troubleshooting and application, quick and accurate
information is critical. RSLogix 500 is designed to make You can view the differences graphically in a side-by-side
troubleshooting complex problems easier than ever before. view or as a report.

Advanced Diagnotics Cross-Reference

A powerful searching tool, Advanced Diagnostics allows you Using this online tool, you can easily move to the rung or
to quickly locate the specific area in your project that is causing instruction you desire by clicking on the referenced item in
a problem. Using page titles in your ladder logic, Advanced the cross-reference view.
Diagnostics locates output instructions in a particular section of
your logic, then jumps to the rung associated with each output.
Diagnosing the interaction between output instructions
becomes easy and efficient by viewing them at the same time.

Custom Data Monitors

Each application project you create can have its own Custom
Data Monitor (CDM) that can be configured to simultaneously
examine the status of different data types (bits, timers, counters,
inputs, outputs).
Histogram Auto-Address Wizard
Use this tool to view information about how data values change The Auto-Address Wizard significantly speeds you through
over time. If you frequently log certain data, you can save the the creation of rungs and reduces keying errors. As you type
histogram configuration as part of your RSLogix 500 project an address, a list of symbols and data file types pop up and
and load it whenever you need to view the data. matches the text you have entered. You can select a symbol
or data file type from the list.
If you select a data file type, the wizard leads you through
creating an address using the next available data file element.
If you don’t want to select from the pop-up list, you can simply
enter your own address. The Auto-Address Wizard functions
much like IntelliSense™ by providing:
• Current symbols matching the characters entered
• Next available element in an existing data file of the
characters entered
• Next available element in a new data file of the
Trend characters entered
Use this tool to view information about multiple data values over
time. Save the trend as part of your RSLogix 500 project and run
it whenever you need to view the data, debug your project, or
troubleshoot a particular section of code.

Extensive Online Help

If you do not understand an RSLogix function or have a
question concerning a processor instruction, you can access
the comprehensive online Help system and PLC instruction
reference. The Help system even includes step-by-step
POWERFUL, TIMESAVING FEATURES instructions to lead you through many common activities.
• Intel Pentium®-based processor
Projects developed with DOS programming packages from
Rockwell Software – A.I. Series, 6200 Series, APS, and MPS – • Microsoft Windows 2000 or later
can be moved to the RSLogix environment simply by opening • 32 MB of RAM (64 MB recommended)
the existing project with the appropriate RSLogix package. • 50 MB of free hard disk space (or more based on
Conversely, it is just as easy to move a project developed with application requirements)
RSLogix to any of the DOS programming packages. • 16-color VGA Graphics Adapter, 640 x 480 or
greater resolution (256-color 800 x 600 optimal)
Context Menus
Context Menus for common software tools are quickly accessible
by right-clicking on addresses, symbols, instructions, rungs, or
Optional RAM Requirements RAM
other application objects. This convenience provides you with all
the necessary functionality to accomplish a task within a single SLC 500 fixed controller,
menu, saving you the aggravation of remembering the placement 5/01, 5/02, or MicroLogix 1000 16 MB
of functionality options in the menu bar.
RSLogix 500 SLC 5/03, 5/04, 5/05 8KB,
Key Board Based Editing 12KB, 16KB, 24KB, 32KB or
MicroLogix 1100, 1200 or 1500 32 MB
If you prefer to develop and navigate with the keyboard rather
than the mouse, RSLogix 500 supports 35 Dot (Portal) SLC 5/03, 5/04, or 5/05 64KB 64MB
RSLogix 500 Version 8.x Software Packages RSLogix 500 Version 8.x Software Packages
Function Starter Standard Pro Function Starter Standard Pro
Editor Online Monitor
Drag-and-drop Editing X X X Program Execution Monitor X X X
Drag-and-drop Data Table Data X X X Data Table Monitor X X X
Drag-and-drop Between Projects X X X Embedded Online Cross-reference X X
ASCII Editor (Rung) X X X Reporting
Search X X X Program Report X X X
Replace X X X Program Report w/ Embedded Cross-reference X X
Replace w/ descriptors X X X Cross-reference Report X X X
Cut/ Copy/ Paste (C/C/P) X X X Data Table Contents Report X X X
Data Table Usage X X Database Content Report X X
Library Utility X X System Configuration Report X X X
Indexed Library Load X X PID Configuration Report X X X
“Quick Key” Editing X X MSG Configuration Report X X X
Automatic Addressing X X Custom Data Monitor Report X X
Intellisense-style Address Wizard X X Recipe Monitor Report X
User Workspace X X X “Smart” I/O Configuration Report X X X
Instruction Pallette X X X Margins/ Header/ Footer X X X
Portal "Dot" Commands X X X Custom Title Page X X X
Intelligent Goto X X X Automation
Project Backup Span Volume X X X Author Microsoft VBA scripts X
Secondary Save Path X X X Execute Microsoft VBA scripts X X X
Network Configuration Keyboard Macros (Shareware) X X X
(RSNetworx for Cnet, Dnet, ENet included) Security
User Annotation Workstation User Security X X X
Symbol (20 char.) X X X User Security Server (Add-On) X X X
Parent/Child Symbol X X X User Security Client (requires Security Server) X X X
Address/ Instruction Description (5x20 char.) X X X User Assistance
Parent/Child Address Description X X X Copy Protection X X X
Rung Comment (64K char. ) X X X Online Instruction Set Help X X X
Rung Comment Association Online User Reference Manual X X X
(File:Rung Output Address) Online Context Help X X X
Page Title (1x80 char.) X X X Custom User-authored Help X X X
Microsoft Excel as database editor X Processor Support
Diagnostics / Troubleshooting SLC 5/03, /04, /05 Ser. C X X X
Program Compare X X SLC 5/01, 5/02, 5/03, 5/04, 5/05 X X X
Data Table Compare X X SLC L20, L30, L40 X X X
I/O Configuration Compare X MicroLogix 1500 X X X
Channel Configuration Compare X MicroLogix 1200 X X X
Compare Visualization • • MicroLogix 1100 W/Analog X X X
Custom Data Monitor X X MicroLogix 1000 Ser. A, B, C, D - W/ Analog X X X
Diagnostic Graphical Monitor - Animated Special Processor Features
Mgraphics (Gauge, Chart, Button, Chart) Online Editing # X X
Recipe Viewer X “Smart” I/O Card Configuration Form X X X
Timing Chart/ Histogram X X
Advanced Diagnostics X X # MicroLogix 1100 and later
Emulation Monitoring (RSEmulate included) † X • On-Line report
† Add-on
X Included
RSLogix 500, SLC 500 and MicroLogix are trademarks of Rockwell Automation, Inc.
Allen-Bradley and FactoryTalk are registered trademarks of Rockwell Automation, Inc.

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Publication LG500-PP001B-EN-E – April 2008 Copyright ©2008 Rockwell Automation, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Printed in USA.