Studio 5000 Training - Where can I download Studio 5000 Logix Designer / RsLogix 5000 and what is the price/difference of each version.

Rockwell Software's Studio 5000 Logix Designer, formerly RsLogix 5000, is used to program Allen Bradley's ControlLogix, CompactLogix, and GuardLogix PLCs.  There are several versions of it and knowing which version you need can save you lots of money.

Unlike the free RsLogix 500 download, there is not a free version of Studio 5000 Logix Designer available online though you can get a time limited version through your distributor. 

In this video we go through how to determine what version of Studio 5000 Logix Designer best suites your needs and how to download it including previous versions of it and RsLogix 5000 as well.

This also includes RsLinx which is used for connecting the Controllogix and Compactlogix PLCs.

You can find your local Allen Bradley distributor on this page.

Logix Designer (formerly RsLogix 5000) selection.

Name Catalog # Controllers supported Description List price
Service Edition 9324-RLD000ENE CompactLogix5370 ControlLogix5500 SoftLogix5800 Compact GuardLogix5300 GuardLogix5500

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At first glance, this seems to be an excellent choice for maintenance technicians; however, the inability to make even minor tweaks to a program could render a machine inoperable until a programmer can arrive.  You've invested a substantial amount in your machine.  Invest a little more in your software to maintain it.

$818 
Mini Edition 9324-RLD200ENE CompactLogix5370 Compact GuardLogix5300 

Ladder Diagram (LD) is fully supported.  Function Block Diagram (FBD), Sequential Function Chart (SFC), and Structured Text (ST) is not supported.

This is a really good choice for beginners learning and is what we include with our trainers.  It may also be good for a maintenance tech supporting a single machine at their plant.  Overall, I don't recommend it for PLC programmers and integrators since it only works with the CompactLogix5370 Compact GuardLogix5300 which doesn't take a very large machine to outgrow.

 

$954 
Lite Edition 9324-RLD250ENE  CompactLogix5370 Compact GuardLogix5300 

Ladder Diagram (LD), Function Block Diagram (FBD), Sequential Function Chart (SFC), and Structured Text (ST) is supported.

I don't recommend this version unless you specifically have a CompactLogix5370 Compact GuardLogix5300 controller that has Function Block Diagram (FBD), Sequential Function Chart (SFC), or Structured Text (ST) programming in it.  

$2,200 
Standard Edition  9324-RLD300ENE  CompactLogix5370 ControlLogix5500 SoftLogix5800 Compact GuardLogix5300 GuardLogix5500 

Ladder Diagram (LD) is fully supported.  Function Block Diagram (FBD), Sequential Function Chart (SFC), and Structured Text (ST) is not supported.

This is the edition we recommend for most users and what is installed on most of our PCs.  It connects to all controllers and supports ladder diagram programming which is what most of the PLCs you encounter will be programmed with.  If you need Function Block Diagram (FBD), Sequential Function Chart (SFC), or Structured Text (ST) then look at the Full Edition.

$3,660 
Standard Network Edition 9324-RLD300NXENE CompactLogix5370 ControlLogix5500 SoftLogix5800 Compact GuardLogix5300 GuardLogix5500

Ladder Diagram (LD) is fully supported.  Function Block Diagram (FBD), Sequential Function Chart (SFC), and Structured Text (ST) is not supported.  It also includes RSNetWorx for ControlNet, DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP (9357-CNETL3, 9357-DNETL3, 9357-ENETL3 individually or 9357-ANETL3 combined).

This edition is the same as the Standard Edition with the addition of RsNetWorx network configuration software.  Unless you are configuring Devicenet or Controlnet, then the additional network softwares will not be very helpful to you.

 

$4,780 
Full Edition 9324-RLD600ENE CompactLogix5370 ControlLogix5500 SoftLogix5800 Compact GuardLogix5300 GuardLogix5500

Ladder Diagram (LD), Function Block Diagram (FBD), Sequential Function Chart (SFC), and Structured Text (ST) is supported. 

This one has it all except the additional RsNetWorq softwares. If you don't have have a need for Function Block Diagram (FBD), Sequential Function Chart (SFC), or Structured Text (ST), then look at the Standard Edition.

$6,520 
Professional Edition 9324-RLD700NXENE CompactLogix5370 ControlLogix5500 SoftLogix5800 GuardLogix5500

Ladder Diagram (LD), Function Block Diagram (FBD), Sequential Function Chart (SFC), and Structured Text (ST) is supported and it includes RSNetWorx for ControlNet, DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP (9357-CNETL3, 9357-DNETL3, 9357-ENETL3 individually or 9357-ANETL3 combined), and RsLogix Emulate 5000.

This edition is the same as the Full Edition with the addition of RsNetWorx network configuration software.  Unless you are configuring Devicenet or Controlnet, then the additional network softwares will not be very helpful to you.

&8,160 

 

This is a summary to help you determine which edition you need.  We've left out various features such as the Phase Manager, GuardLogix Safety Editor, Advanced Process Control instructions, RSLogix Architect, etc.

Next Steps

Go to the Studio 5000 PLC Training Lesson series to select your next lesson.  There are also many other Lesson Series on PLC Programming and Industrial Automation.

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