RSLogix 500
Programming for SLC 500™ and MicroLogix™ Families

What's New in Version 5.50.00?
5 August, 2002

Updating RSLogix 500  |  Current Enhancements  |  Current Repairs   |  Known Anomalies  |  Caveats   


IMPORTANT ALL Users!- Effective with this release V5.50, RSLogix 500 no longer supports operation on workstations running Microsoft Windows 95™ operating system. RSLogix 500 is supported on workstations running Microsoft Windows 98™, Windows ME™, Windows NT 4.0™ SP6a and greater, Windows 2000™ or Windows XP™ operating system.

IMPORTANT ALL USERS! RSLogix 500 r4.10.00 may display online data inconsistently under certain circumstances.  The online circumstances which may cause this behavior are having multiple ladder views open, viewing large rungs with many different addresses, CDM's, formatted Status views or PID status screens.  This has been fixed in r4.10.01 and later.

IMPORTANT ALL USERS!   When you accept an online edit in RSLogix 500 in version 3.01.09 or later, the data associated with the rung (i.e. Pre and Acc values for TON and etc.) is transmitted to the processor.  The data sent to the processor may be out-of-date.  When you begin an online edit, RSLogix 500 caches the values associated with the rung you are editing.  Upon acceptance of the online edit the cached data is sent to the processor.  This may affect your application program in ways you did not anticipate.  RSLogix 500 r3.01.02 and r3.01.07 did not transmit any of the data to your processor.  This resulted in many of you experiencing problems with online editing.  Versions of RSLogix 500 released before r3.01.02 operate the same as r3.01.09 does, RSLogix 500 r3.01.09 restores this pre r3.01.02 functionality.

IMPORTANT MICROLOGIX 1500 PROCESSOR USERS! If you are using the Data File Download Protection feature please read this advisory regarding RSLogix 500 r3.01.02.  When using r3.01.02 if you upload a MicroLogix 1500 application program that uses the data file download protection feature and you do not have a copy of the original RSS file on the computer, the upload process will corrupt the program file entering computer memory.  CRITICALLY IMPORTANT, if you have uploaded a program under these circumstances and have downloaded or saved the project your only recourse is to visually compare the project against a known good print-out, download a known good project file, or clear processor memory and re-enter your application program.

All Users!
RSLogix 500 r4.50.00 requires that you update to RSLinx™ 2.00.175 or later for Windows NT™4.0 sp4, Windows 95™, Windows 98™, Windows 2000™ or Windows XP™.

To Update Release 2.00 or later         [goto Top]
Prior to installing RSLogix 500 V5.00 you must uninstall the previous version, using Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel. The same is true if you wish to reinstall V4.50, you must first uninstall the previous version, using Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.

To update to RSLogix 500 r5.00.xx simply insert the CD into your CDRom drive to initiate the autorun menu.  If you are not using the autorun menu, run SETUP.EXE found on the CD in \RSLogix_En\Disk1.  The default install path is "C:\Program Files\Rockwell Software\RSLogix 500 English". The language suffix changes for the different languages supported by RSLogix 500. You can change the path. Please note that the "RSLogix 500 English" portion of the path is fixed and cannot be altered. Once you have installed the software please remember to move your existing project files if necessary to the new project directory.

New Features           [goto Top]

The following is a list of enhancements included at the time the software was shipped to you:

    The following new features have been added to RSLogix 500 Professional:

    The following new features have been added to RSLogix 500 Professional and Standard:

The following list of enhancements was introduced as part of release 5.20.10.

The following list of enhancements was introduced as part of release 5.20.00.

There were no enhancements introduced in release 5.00.10

The following list of enhancements was introduced as part of release 5.00.00.

 

The following list of enhancements was introduced as part of release 4.50.00.

There were no enhancements introduced in release 4.10.01

The following list of enhancements was introduced as part of release 4.10.00 

The following list of enhancements was introduced as part of release 4.00.00

There were no enhancements introduced in release 3.01.09.

The following list of enhancements was introduced as part of release 3.01.07 

The following list of enhancements was introduced as part of release 2.57 

The following list of enhancements was introduced as part of release 2.10 

The following list of enhancements was introduced as part of release 2.00. 

Product Changes           [goto Top]

The following product changes and repairs were included when the product was shipped to you:

The following list of product changes and repairs was made in release 5.20.10. 

The following list of product changes and repairs was made in release 5.20.00:

The following list of product changes and repairs was made in release 5.00.10:

The following list of product changes and repairs was made in release 5.00.00:

The following list of product changes and repairs was made in release 4.50.00:

The following list of product changes and repairs was made in release 4.10.01:  

The following list of product changes and repairs was made in release 4.10.00:  

The following list of product changes and repairs was made in release 4.00.00:  

The following list of product changes and repairs was made in release 3.01.09: 

The following list of product changes and repairs was made in release 3.01.07: 

The following list of product changes and repairs was made in release 3.01.02: 

The following list of product changes and repairs was made in release 2.57: 

The following list of product changes and repairs was made in release 2.52. 

The following list of product changes and repairs was made in release 2.10. 

The following list of product changes and repairs was made in release 2.0. 

Known Anomalies           [goto Top]
The following is a list of known anomalies at the time the software was shipped to you. 

Restrictions and Non-operational Functions         [goto Top]
The following is a list of features and functions that are not fully implemented or non-functional at the time the software was shipped to you.

Start-up Problems
If you are having problems getting RSLogix 500 to run, please realize that RSLogix 500 only operates under the
Microsoft Windows 98™, Windows ME™, NT 4.0™ SP6a, Windows 2000™ or Windows XP™ operating systems. It will not run under Windows 3.1, Windows for Workgroups using the 32-bit extensions to these environments, or Windows NT 3.51.

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