In this post, I will show step by step guide on How to Download Allen Bradley plc software for FREE.
Allen Bradly is a brand of Rockwell automation known as a famous PLC brand in the world. for programming Allen Bradley PLC, you have to purchase software licenses.
Rockwell automation provides Studio5000 software for programming Allen Bradley PLC.
But Studio5000 comes with an expensive software license and if you are a beginner then it is not the right option.
But Rockwell automation provides another way to learn Allen Bradley PLC. Rockwell automation offers Micro800 PLC and for programming, Micro800 PLC Rockwell Automation provides free Allen Bradley plc software for Micro800 PLC.
Introduction | Connected Components Workbench – CCW
Rockwell automation provides Connected Component Workbench software for programming Micro800 PLC from Allen Bradley.
And you become happy after knowing that Connected Component Workbench is free software.
It is not only used for PLC programming but also provides Simulation, Device configuration, and HMI editor of Rockwell automation products.
Which Product do CCW support?
- Micro800 PLC
- PanelView 800 HMI
- PowerFlex 525 Drives
1. Minimum Hardware Requirements
- Processor: Intel Core i5 Standard Power processor (i5-3xxx) or equivalent
- RAM: 8 GB
- Hard Disk Space: 20 GB free
- Optical Drive: DVD-ROM (only required if the software is installed from DVD)
- Pointing Device: Any Microsoft Windows® compatible pointing device
2. Supported Operating System – Tested Editions
- Windows 10*, 8.1 – 32-bit and 64-bit
- Windows 7 SP1 – 32-bit and 64-bit
*Requires .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 to be installed
How to Download Connected Components Workbench – CCW
I will provide step by step download guide for how to download Connected Components Workbench – CCW.
If you are a new user and you don’t have an account on Rockwell automation then you have to create one first.
Step – 1 | Create an Account on the Rockwell Automation site
Before you start downloading any software from Rockwell automation you must create an account on Rockwell automation.
After clicking this button given below you will redirect to the account creation page on Rockwell automation Website.
After reaching the Rockwell automation page you can see the table for filling details like the image given below. Tip – 1 | you can also use your normal Email Id if you don’t have a company email.
After completing this process now, you can able to access the account section after the login, and the account section looks like given below.
Step – 2 | How to download Connected Components Workbench – CCW
To download Connected Components Workbench, you have to follow multiple steps so please follow along step by step.
After clicking the button given below you will redirect to the official download page of Rockwell automation.
After reaching the download page popup will appear it is asked for login details fill in the login details as per the account you will be created previously. And after you will redirected to the download page.
After opening the download page, you have to click the tiny download icon that is shown on the download page.
If you want to download the older version then click on the tiny Plus icon.
But I will recommend downloading version 13. Currently, it is the latest stable version of CCW.
After clicking the tiny download button another page will open as given below. This age shows you a list of downloadable files and their file size.
To download a file, you have to ☑ on the checkbox. After clicking the download button on the right-hand upper side turn it to red color.
I will recommend downloading the first two files for basic work when you learn more and more features than downloading other files as per your requirement.
After clicking on the right-hand upper side cart logo confirmation pop-up will appear for your file.
After clicking download Now you will redirect to the Term and License agreement page and will appear to accept the terms and move ahead.
After clicking the accept button now another page is open as you can see from the above image click the download now button.
When you click the download button immediately, the exe file starts to download, and if you find any problem a direct download button also appears.
Now you can directly install Connected Components Workbench – CCW by using this downloaded .exe file.
When you open the .exe ZIP file the software starts to download and after extracting this zip file you can be good to go for installing this software like any other software.
Learning Resource for Connected Components Workbench – CCW
After the software is downloaded as per the steps you follow now you have to learn how the software works and how to use the software.
I am also sharing the best resources to learn for Connected Components Workbench – CCW.
Resource – 1 | Rockwell Automation website
Rockwell automation provides video tutorials for learning Connected Components Workbench – CCW on its website so you can directly visit the website page by clicking the button below.
Resource – 2 | TW CONTROL YouTube Channel
TW CONTROL provides awesome tutorial videos for Allen Bradley PLC programming and it also provided video tutorials for learning Connected Components Workbench – CCW.
Resource – 3 | Sample Code
You can download the sample code for Connected Components Workbench – CCW. Rockwell provides a platform for downloading sample code for getting started with your plc programming.
I hope you can able to download this software without facing any difficulties and if you find any problem then comment below.
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