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Automation Software Sysmac Studio

SYSMAC-SE2[][][]

Provides an integrated development environment for NJ/NX/NY-series Controllers. With its intuitive user interface, integrates programming, test and debug of logic, motion, safety and vision sensors and achieves an advanced security function.

System Requirements

Item Requirement
Operating system (OS)
*1 *2 *3
Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit version)/Windows 8 (32-bit/64-bit version)/Windows 8.1 (32-bit/
64-bit version) *4/Windows 10 (32-bit/64-bit version)
CPU *3 Windows computers with Intel® Celeron™ processor 540 (1.8 GHz) or faster CPU.
Intel® Core™ i5 M520 processor (2.4 GHz) or equivalent or faster recommended.
Main memory *3 *5 2 GB min.
4 GB min. recommended.
Recommended video
memory/video card for
using 3D motion trace
Video memory: 512 MB min.
Video card: Either of the following video cards:
• NVIDIA® GeForce® 200 Series or higher
• ATI RadeonHD5000 Series or higher
Hard disk Minimum 4.6 GB of Hard disk space is required to install.
Display XGA 1024 × 768, 16 million colors.
WXGA 1280 × 800 min. recommended
Disk drive DVD-ROM drive
Communications ports USB port corresponded to USB 2.0, or Ethernet port *6
Supported languages *7 Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese,
Korean

*1. Sysmac Studio Operating System Precaution: System requirements and hard disk space may vary with the system
       environment.
*2. The following restrictions apply to some application operations when Sysmac Studio is used with Microsoft Windows 7,
      Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 or Windows10.

Application Restriction
CX-Designer If a new Windows 7, Windows 8/Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 font (e.g., Meiryo) is used in a
project, the font size on labels may be bigger and protrude from the components if the project is
transferred from CX-Designer running on a Windows XP or earlier OS to the NS/NSJ.
CX-Integrator/
Network Configurator
Although you can install CPS files, EDS files, Expansion Modules, and Interface Modules, the
virtual store function of Windows 7, Windows 8/Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 imposes the following
restrictions on the use of the software after installation.
• If another user logs in, the applications data will need to be installed again.
• The CPS files will not be automatically updated.
These restrictions will not exist if application data is installed using Run as Administrator.
CX-ConfiguratorFDT .NET Framework 3.5.1 is required to install when CX-ConfiguratorFDT is used with Windows 8/
Windows 8.1, or Windows 10.

*3. If you create a user program with a memory size that exceeds 20 MB, use the 64-bit edition of the operating
        system and 8 GB or more of RAM.
        If the user program size is large, we recommend that you use the 64-bit edition of the operating system,
        an Intel® Core™ i7 processor or the equivalent, and 8 GB or more of RAM.
        If you use Vision&Robot integrated simulation with Robot Additional Option, use the 64-bit edition of the
        operating system, an Intel® Core™ i5 processor or the equivalent, and 8 GB or more of RAM.
*4. Windows 8.1 Update (KB2919355) must be applied.
*5. The amount of memory required varies with the Support Software used in Sysmac Studio for the following Support
       Software. Refer to user documentation for individual Support Software for details.
       CX-Designer, CX-Protocol, and Network Configurator
*6. Refer to the hardware manual for your CPU unit for hardware connection methods and cables to connect the computer
       and CPU unit.
*7. Supported only by the Sysmac Studio version 1.01 or higher about German, French, Italian and Spanish.
       Supported only by the Sysmac Studio version 1.02 or higher about simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese
       and Korean.

Common Function Specifications

Item Function Applicable
versions
Setting
Parame-
ters
EtherCAT Configuration and Setup You can create a configuration in the Sysmac Studio of
the EtherCAT slaves connected to the built-in EtherCAT
port of the NJ/NX-series CPU Unit or NY-series
Industrial PC, and set the parameters for the EtherCAT
masters and slaves.
All
versions
Registering slaves You can set up devices by dragging slaves from the
device list displayed in the Toolbox Pane to the locations
where you want to connect them.
Changing the Coupler
model
You change the model number or unit version of a
Coupler Unit. Use this function to change the model
number and version of the Coupler Unit registered in
the project to the new model number and version when
replacing a Coupler Unit.
Ver. 1.09
or higher
Setting master
parameters
You set the common parameters of the EtherCAT
network (e.g., the fail-soft operation and wait time for
slave startup settings).
All
versions
Setting slave
parameters
You set the standard slave parameters and assign PDOs
(process data objects).
Comparing and
merging network
configuration
information
The EtherCAT network configuration information in the
NJ/NX-series CPU Unit or NY-series Industrial PC and in
the Sysmac Studio are compared and the differences are
displayed.
Transferring the
network configuration
information
The EtherCAT network configuration information is
transferred to the NJ/NX-series CPU Unit or NY-series
Industrial PC. Or, the EtherCAT network configuration
information in the CPU Unit or PC is transferred to the
Sysmac Studio and displayed in the EtherCAT Editor.
Installing ESI files ESI (EtherCAT slave information) files are installed.
EtherCAT Slave Terminal
Configuration and Setup
The configuration of any Slave Terminal that is
connected to an EtherCAT network is created on the
Sysmac Studio. The NX Units that compose the Slave
Terminal are set in the configuration.
Ver. 1.06
or higher
Registering NX Units A Slave Terminal is built by dragging NX Units from the
device list displayed in the Toolbox to the locations
where you want to mount them.
Setting NX Units The I/O allocations, mounting settings, and Unit operation
settings of the NX Units are edited.
Displaying the width
of a Slave Terminal
configuration
The width and power consumption of a Slave Terminal
are displayed based on the Unit configuration
information.
Comparing and
merging the Slave
Terminal
configuration
information
When online, you can compare the configuration
information in the project with the physical configuration.
You can also select the missing Units and add them to
the project.
Transferring the
Slave Terminal
configuration
information
The Unit configuration information is transferred to the
CPU Unit or NY-series Industrial PC using the
synchronize function.
CPU/Expansion Rack
Configuration and Setup
You create the configuration in the Sysmac Studio of the
Units mounted in the CPU Rack and Expansion Racks of
NJ-series and NX1P2 CPU Units and set the Special
Units.
All
versions
Registering Units A Rack is built by dragging Units from the device list
displayed in the Toolbox Pane to the locations where you
want to mount them.
Creating Racks An Expansion Rack (Power Supply Unit, I/O Interface
Unit, and End Cover) is added.
Switching Unit
displays
For NJ-series CPU Units, model numbers, unit numbers,
and slot numbers are displayed.
For NX1P2 CPU Units, model numbers and unit numbers
are displayed. *1
Setting Special Units The input time constants are set for Input Units and
parameters are set for Special Units.
Displaying Rack
widths, current
consumption, and
power consumption
For NJ-series CPU Units, rack width, current
consumption, and power consumption are displayed
based on the Unit configuration information.
For NX1P2 CPU Units, rack width is displayed based on
the Unit configuration information. *1
Comparing the CPU/
Expansion Rack
configuration
information with the
physical configuration
When online, you can compare the configuration
information in the project with the physical
configuration. You can also select the missing Units and
add them.
Transferring the CPU/
Expansion Rack
configuration
information
The Unit configuration information is transferred using
the synchronization function.
Printing the Unit
configuration information
The Unit configuration information is printed.
Controller Setup The Controller Setup is used to change settings related
to the operation of the Controller. The Controller Setup
contains PLC Function Module operation settings and
built-in EtherNet/IP Function Module port settings.
Operation Settings The Startup Mode, SD Memory Card diagnosis at
Startup, Write Protection at Startup, Controller Error
Level Changes *2, and other settings are made.
Transferring
Operation Settings
The synchronization function is used to transfer the
operation settings to the NJ/Nxseries CPU Unit or NY-
series Industrial PC.
Built-in EtherNet/
IP Port Settings
These settings are made to perform communications
using the built-in EtherNet/IP port of the NJ/NX-series
CPU Unit or NY-series Industrial PC.
Transferring Built-in
EtherNet/IP Port
Settings
The synchronization function is used to transfer the
Built-in EtherNet/IP Port Settings to the NJ/NX-series
CPU Unit or NY-series Industrial PC.
Built-in I/O Settings You make the settings related to built-in I/O of the
NX1P2 CPU Unit.
Ver. 1.17
or higher
Transferring Built-in
I/O Settings
The synchronization function is used to transfer the
built-in I/O settings to the NX1P2 CPU Unit.
Option Board Settings You make the settings related to the option boards
mounted on the NX1P2 CPU Unit.
Transferring Option
Board Settings
The synchronization function is used to transfer the
option board settings to the NX1P2 CPU Unit.
Memory Settings You make the settings related to the memory area for
CJ-series Units in the NX1P2 CPU Unit.
Transferring Memory
Settings
The synchronization function is used to transfer the
memory settings to the NX1P2 CPU Unit.
Motion Control Setup The Motion Control Setup is used to create the axes
to use in motion control instructions, assign those axes
to Servo Drives and encoders, and set axis parameters.
All
versions
Axis Settings Axes are added to the project.
Axis Setting Table The Axis Setting Table is a table of all registered axis parameters. You can edit any axis parameters here just
as you can on the Axis Settings Tab Page.
Axes Group Settings You can set up axes to perform interpolated motions
as an axes group.
Axes Group Basic
Settings
Set the axes group number, whether to use the axes
group, the composition, and the composition axes.
Operation Settings Set the interpolated velocity, the maximum interpolated
acceleration and deceleration, and the interpolated
operation settings.
Cam Data Settings The Cam Data Settings are used to create electronic
cam data. When you build the project for the Controller,
a cam table is created according to the Cam Data
Settings.
Registering cam
data settings
Cam data settings is added to the project.
Editing cam data
settings
You can set properties and node points for cam data
settings.
Transferring cam
data settings
You can select to transfer all or part of the cam data.
Importing cam data
settings
You can import cam data settings from a CSV file.
Exporting cam data
settings
You can export cam data to a CSV file.
Registering cam
definitions
You add new cam definitions to change cam table in the
program.
Ver.1.09
or higher
Editing cam
definitions
You set cam definitions.
Transferring cam
definitions
You transfer cam definitions to the Controller.
Exporting cam tables You can export a cam table to a CSV file. All
versions
Transferring cam
tables from the
Controller to files
You can save a cam table in the NJ/NX-series CPU Unit
or NY-series Industrial PC to a CSV file.
Transferring cam
tables from files to
the Controller
You can transfer a cam table that is saved in a CSV file to
update the contents of a cam table that is already in the
NJ/NX-series CPU Unit or NY-series Industrial PC.
Superimposing
Cam Table
You can superimpose the cam table from a CSV file on
the cam profile curve position graph that is currently
displayed.
Task Settings Programs are executed in tasks in the NJ/NX-series CPU
Unit or NY-series Industrial PC. The Task Settings define
the execution period, the execution timing, the programs
executed by the task, the I/O refreshing performed by the
task, and which variables to share between tasks.
Registering tasks The tasks, which are used to execute programs, are
registered.
Setting task I/O The task I/O settings define what Units the task should
perform I/O refreshing for.
Assigning programs Program assignments define what programs a task will
execute.
Setting exclusive
control of variables
in tasks
You can specify if a task can write to its own values
(known as a refreshing task) or if it can only access
them (an accessing task) for global variables. This
ensures concurrency for global variable values from all
tasks that reference them.
I/O Map Settings The I/O ports that correspond to the registered
EtherCAT slaves and to the registered Units on the CPU
Rack and Expansion Racks are displayed. The I/O Map is
edited to assign variables to I/O ports.
The variables are used in the user program.
Displaying I/O ports I/O ports are displayed based on the configuration
information of the devices (slaves and Units).
Assigning variables Variables are assigned to I/O ports.
Creating device
variables
Device variables are created in the I/O Map. You can
either automatically create a device variable or manually
enter the device variable to create.
Checking I/O
assignments
The assignments of external I/O devices and variables
are checked.
Vision Sensor Settings You can set and calibrate Vision Sensors.
Refer to "Function Specifications of Vision Sensor
Functions".
Ver.1.01
or higher
Displacement Sensor Settings You can set and calibrate Displacement Sensors.
Refer to "Function Specifications of Displacement
Sensor Functions".
Ver.1.05
or higher
DB Connection Function Settings You can set and transfer the DB connection function
settings.
Refer to "Function Specifications of DB Connection
Function".
Ver.1.06 or
higher with
the NJ501-
1[]20
selected
EtherNet/IP Connection Settings You can make settings related to tag data links
(connections) in an EtherNet/IP network.
Refer to "Function Specifications of EtherNet/IP
Connection Settings".
Ver.1.10
or higher
EtherNet/IP Slave Terminal Settings You can make and transfer settings for EtherNet/IP
Slave Terminals. Refer to "Functional Specifications of
EtherNet/IP Slave Terminal Settings" for details.
Ver.1.11
or higher
NA-series Programmable Terminal
(PT) Settings
You can make settings and transfer projects for NA-
series Programmable Terminals.
Refer to "Functional Specifications of HMI".
Ver.1.11
or higher
Pro-
gram-
ming
Instruction list (Toolbox) A hierarchy of the instructions that you can use is
displayed in the Toolbox. You can drag the required
instruction to a program in the Ladder Editor or ST Editor
to insert the instruction.
All
versions
Programming ladder diagrams Ladder diagram programming involves connecting rung
components with connecting lines to build algorithms.
Rung components and connecting lines are entered in
the Ladder Editor.
Starting the Ladder
Editor
The Ladder Editor for the program is started.
Adding and deleting
sections
You can divide your ladder diagrams into smaller units
for easier management. These units of division are
called sections.
Inserting rung
components
You insert rung components in the Ladder Editor to
create an algorithm.
Inserting and deleting
function blocks
You can insert a function block instruction or user-
defined function block into the Ladder Editor.
Inserting and deleting
functions
You can insert a function instruction or user-defined
function into the Ladder Editor.
Inserting and deleting
inline ST
You can insert a rung component in a ladder diagram to
enable programming in ST. This allows you to include ST
in a ladder diagram.
Editing rung
components
You can copy and past rung components.
Inserting and deleting
jump labels and
jumps
You can insert a jump label in the rung to jump to and
then specify that jump label when you insert a jump.
Inserting and deleting
bookmarks
You can add bookmarks to the beginning of rungs and
move between them.
Rung comments You can add comments to rungs.
Displaying rung errors When you enter a rung component, the format is always
checked and any mistakes are displayed as errors. If
there are any errors, a red line is displayed between the
rung number and the left bus bar.
Entry assistance When you enter instructions or parameters, each
character that you enter from the keyboard narrows the
list of candidates that is displayed for selection.
Displaying variable
comments *3
A specified variable comment can be displayed with each
variable of rung components on the ladder diagrams.
You can change the length of the displayed variable
comments to make them easier to read. *4
Ver.1.01
or higher
Programming structured text You combine different ST statements to build algorithms. All
versions
Starting the ST Editor The ST Editor for programs or for functions/function
blocks is started.
Editing ST You combine different ST statements to build algorithms.
Entering calls to
functions and
function blocks
You can enter the first character of the instance name
of the function or the function block in the ST Editor to
call and enter a function or function block.
Entering constants You can enter constants in the ST Editor.
Entering comments Enter "(*" at the beginning and "*)" at the end of any
text to be treated as a comment in the ST Editor. If you
only want to comment out a single line, enter a double
forward slash (//) at the beginning of the line.
Copying, pasting, and
deleting ST elements
You can copy, paste, and delete text strings.
Indenting You can indent nested statements to make them
easier to read.
Moving to a specified
line
You can specify a line number to jump directly to that
line.
Bookmarks You can add bookmarks to any lines and move between
them.
Entry assistance When you enter instructions or parameters, each
character that you enter from the keyboard narrows the
list of candidates that is displayed for selection.
Namespaces Namespaces allow you to group and nest the names
of functions, function block definitions, and data types
so that you can manage them. This reduces the chance
of duplicated names and makes the entities easier to
access.
Ver.1.02
or higher
Variable Manager A list of the variables in the global and local variable
tables is displayed in a separate window. You can
display variable usage, sort and filter the variables, edit
and delete variables, or move variables while displaying
another editing view.
Ver.1.04
or higher
Changing variable comments and
data type comments
You can globally change variable comments and data
type comments to other comments.
You can change the comments to different language for
users in a different country.
Sorting and filtering variables You can sort and filter variables in each variable table. Ver.1.08
or higher
Searching and replacing You can search for and replace strings in the data of
a project.
All
versions
Retrace searching You can search for the program inputs and the input
parameters to functions or function blocks that use the
selected variable if the selected variable is used as a
program output or as the output parameter of a function
or function block. Also, you can search for the program
outputs and the output parameters to functions or
function blocks that use the selected variable if the
selected variable is used as a program input or as the
input parameter of a function or function block.
Ver.1.01
or higher
Jumping You can jump to the specified rung number or line
number in the program.
All
versions
Building Building The programs in the project are converted into a format
that is executable in the NJ/NX-series CPU Unit or NY-
series Industrial PC.
Rebuilding A rebuild is used to build project programs that have
already been built.
Aborting a build
operation
You can abort a build operation.
Creating applications for
NA-series PTs
You can create and transfer pages and subroutines for
NA-series Programmable Terminals.
Refer to "Functional Specifications of HMI".
Ver.1.11
or higher
Reuse
Func-
tions
Library You can create functions, function block definitions,
programs *5, and data types in a library file to use them
as objects in other projects.
Ver.1.02
or higher
Creating libraries You can create library files to enable using functions,
function block definitions, and data types in other
projects.
Using libraries You can access and reuse objects from library files that
were created in other projects.
File
opera-
tions
File
operations
Creating a project file A project file is created. All
versions
Opening a project file A project file is opened.
Saving the project file The project file is saved.
Saving a project file
under a different
name
A project file is saved under a different name.
Project update history
management
You can assign numbers to projects to manage the
project history.
Ver.1.03
or higher
Exporting a project
file
You can export a project to an .smc2 or .csm2 project
file *6. You can also export aproject to a previous
project file format, i.e., .smc or .csm.*7.
All
versions
Importing a project
file
You can import a project from an .smc2 *6, .csm2 *6,
.smc, or .csm *7 project file.
Importing a ST project
file
Import of ST program files created by the Simulink®
PLC Coder™ (version R2013a or higher) from
MathWorks® Inc.
Ver.1.04
or higher
Offline comparison You can compare the data for an open project with the
data for a project file and display the results.
You can also compare the open project with an xported
.smc2 *6 or .smc project file.
Or, you can merge detailed comparison results. *8
Ver.1.02
or higher
Importing motor
sizing tool results
You can import the EtherCAT configuration and motion
control settings created by the motor sizing tool.
Ver.1.16
or higher
Cutting, copying, and pasting You can cut, copy, or paste items that are selected in
the Multiview Explorer or any of the editors.
All
versions
Synchronize The project file in the computer is compared with the
data in the online NJ/NX-series CPU Unit or NY-series
Industrial PC and any differences are displayed. You can
specify the transfer direction for any type of data and
transfer all of the data.
Batch transfer You transfer data between the computer and NJ/NX-
series CPU Unit or NY-series Industrial PC that are
connected online. You can select the same data to
transfer as in the synchronization operation. Unlike the
synchronization operation, the data is transferred in the
specified direction without displaying the comparison
results.
Ver.1.09
or higher
Printing You can print various data. You can select the items
to print.
All
versions
Clear All Memory The Clear All Memory Menu command is used to
initialize the user program, Controller Configurations
and Setup, and variables in the CPU Unit to the defaults
from the Sysmac Studio.
SD Memory Cards The following procedures are used to execute file
operations for the SD Memory Card mounted in the
NJ/NX-series CPU Unit or the virtual SD Memory Card
of the NY-series Industrial PC (hereinafter called SD
Memory Card), and to copy files between the SD Memory
Card and computer.
Formatting the SD
Memory Card
The SD Memory Card is formatted.
Displaying properties The properties of the selected file or folder in the SD
Memory Card are displayed.
Copying files and
folders in the SD
Memory Card
The selected file or folder in the SD Memory Card is
copied to the SD Memory Card.
Copying files and
folders between the
SD Memory Card
and the computer
The selected file or folder in the SD Memory Card is
copied to the computer. Or, the selected file or folder
in the computer is copied to the SD Memory Card.
De-
bugging
Monitoring Variables are monitored during ladder program execution.
You can monitor the TRUE/FALSE status of inputs and
outputs and the present values of variables in the NJ/NX-
series CPU Unit or NY-series Industrial PC. You can
monitor operation on the Ladder Editor, ST Editor, Watch
Tab Page, or I/O Map.
Differential monitoring You can detect the number of times the specified BOOL
variable or BOOL member changes to TRUE or FALSE
and display the count in the Differential Monitor Window.
You can check if bits turn ON and OFF and the number
of times that they turn ON and OFF.
Ver.1.04
or higher
Changing present values and
TRUE/FALSE
You can change the values of variables that are used in
the user program and settings to any desired value, and
you can change program inputs and outputs to TRUE or
FALSE. This allows you to check the operation of the
user program and settings.
All
versions
Changing the present values of
variables *9
You can change the present values of user-defined
variables, system-defined variables, and device variables
as required. You can do this in the Ladder Editor, ST
Editor, Watch Tab Page or I/O Map.
Forced refreshing Forced refreshing allows the user to refresh external
inputs and outputs with user-specified values from the
Sysmac Studio. The specified value is retained even if
the value of the variable is overwritten from the user
program. You can use forced refreshing to force BOOL
variables to TRUE or FALSE in the Ladder Editor, Watch
Tab Page, or I/O Map.
Online editing Online editing allows you to edit programs on systems
that are currently in operation. Online editing can be
used to edit only POUs and global variables. User-
defined data types cannot be edited with online editing.
Cross Reference Tab Page Cross references allow you to see the programs and
locations where program elements (variables, data types,
I/O ports, functions, or function blocks) are used. You
can view all locations where an element is used from
this list.
Data tracing Data tracing allows you to sample the specified
variables and store the values of the variables in trace
memory without any programming. You can choose
between two continuous trace methods: a triggered
trace, where you set a trigger condition and data is
saved before and after that condition is met, or a
continuous trace, in which continuous sampling is
performed without any trigger and the results are stored
in a file on your computer.
However, you can still display data retrieved on the
Sysmac Studio and save those results to a file even if
you use a triggered trace. These same functions can be
used with the Simulator as well.
All
versions
Setting sampling
intervals
The interval to perform sampling on the target data is
set. Sampling is performed for the specified task period,
at the specified time, or when a trace sampling
instruction is executed.
Setting triggers To perform a triggered trace, you set a condition to
trigger sampling. A suitable trigger condition is set to
record data before and after an event.
Setting a continuous
trace
The method to save the data traced during a continuous
trace is set.
Setting variables to
sample
The variables to store in trace memory are registered.
The sampling intervals can also be set.
Starting and stopping
tracing
The data trace settings are transferred to the NJ/NX-
series CPU Unit or NY-series Industrial PC and the
tracing starts. If you selected Trigger (Single) as the
trace type, tracing waits for the trigger to begin sampling.
If you selected Continuous, sampling begins immediately
and all traced data is transferred to the computer as it is
gathered and saved to a file.
Displaying trace
results
You view the results of the traced data in either a chart
or the 3D Motion Monitor. After sampling begins, sample
data is immediately transferred and drawn on the graph.
The trace target variable table shows the maximum,
minimum, and average values for each variable.
You can change the line colors on the graph. *10
You can consecutively read and display continuous trace
results from more than one file. *11
Exporting/Importing
trace results
Trace results are saved within your project
automatically when you save the project on the Sysmac
Studio. If you want to save this data as a separate file,
you can export the data to a CSV file.
You can import trace results that you have exported.
Printing trace results You can print out data trace settings along with digital
and analog charts.
Debugging Vision Sensors You can debug the Vision Sensor offline.
Refer to "Function Specifications of Vision Sensor
Functions".
Ver.1.01
or higher
Debugging Displacement Sensors You can debug Displacement Sensors offline.
Refer to "Function Specifications of Displacement
Sensor Functions".
Ver.1.05
or higher
Simula-
tion
Programs for debugging You can create programs for debugging that are used
only to execute simulations and specify virtual inputs
for simulation.
All
versions
Executing
a
simulation
Selecting what to
simulate
You can select the programs to simulate from all of the
programs in the Sysmac Studio. Programs can be
dragged to select them.
Setting breakpoints You can set breakpoints to stop the simulation in the
Program Editor.
Executing and
stopping simulations
You can control simulation execution to monitor the
user program or to check operation through data
tracing. Step execution and pausing are also possible.
You can perform a linked simulation between sequence
control and continuous control (operations controlled
by Simulink) to debug the sequence control program and
continuous control program. *12
Ver.1.09
or higher
Changing the
simulation speed
You can change the execution speed. All
versions
Task period
simulation
You can display the task periods.
Batch transfer of the
present values of
variables
You can save the values of variables at specific times
during simulations in a file, or you can write the values
of variables that were saved in a file back to the
Simulator. This allows you to write the initial values of
variables, e.g., for test applications, before you start a
simulation.
Ver.1.02
or higher
Integrated NS-series
PT simulation *13
You can simulate the linked operation of a sequence
program and an NS-series Programmable Terminal to
debug the sequence program and screen data offline.
Simultaneous
simulation of
Controller and
NA-series PT
You can simultaneously simulate sequence control and
NA-series PT operation, including displaying pages and
subroutines created with Visual Basic and debugging the
sequence programming.
Ver.1.11
or higher
Setting
the virtual
equipment
Creating 3D
equipment models
You can create a 3D equipment model at the control
target to monitor with the 3D Motion Monitor function.
All
versions
3D Motion Monitor
Display Mode
You set the axis variables for each element of the 3D
equipment model, and then set the 3D equipment into
motion according to those axis motions.
Displaying 2D paths You can display the 2D paths of the markers for the
projections in the 3D display.
Moni-
toring
Informa-
tion
Displaying unit production
information
You can display the production information of the NJ/
NX-series CPU Unit or NY-series Industrial PC, and
Special Units, including the models of the Units and unit
versions.
Monitoring task execution times You can monitor the execution time of each task when
the user program is executed on an NJ/NX-series CPU
Unit, NY-series Industrial PC, or in the Simulator. When
the Simulator is connected, you can also monitor the
real processing time of tasks. This allows you to perform
a Controller performance test.
Troubleshooting You can use troubleshooting to check the errors that
occurred in the Controller, display corrections for the
errors, and clear the errors.
Controller errors Any current Controller errors are displayed.
(Observations and information are not displayed.)
User-defined errors Information is displayed on current errors.
Controller event log You can display a log of Controller events (including
Controller errors and Controller information). (You
cannot display logs from EtherCAT slaves.)
User-defined event
log
The log of user-defined events that were stored for the
Create User-defined Error (SetAlarm) instruction and
the Create User-defined Information (SetInfo)
instruction is displayed.
Event Settings Table The Event Setting Table is used to register the contents
displayed on the Sysmac Studio and on HMIs for User-
defined events that occur for execution of the Create
User-defined Error (SetAlarm) instruction and the
Create User-defined Information (SetInfo) instruction.
User memory usage monitor The space that is used by the user program that you are
editing in the Sysmac Studio is displayed in relation to
the size of memory for the NJ/NX-series CPU Unit or
NY-series Industrial PC.
Setting clock information You can read and set the clock of NJ/NX-series CPU
Unit or NY-series Industrial PC.
The computer's clock information is also displayed.
DB connection function You can monitor information for the DB connection.
Refer to "Function Specifications of DB Connection
Function".
Ver. 1.06 or
higher with
the NJ501-
1[]20
selected
Com-
muni-
cations
Going online with a Controller An online connection is established with the Controller.
You also can transfer a project from the connected
Controller to the computer with a simple operation
without creating a new project or opening an existing
project. *6
All
versions
Checking for forced refreshing When you go offline, any forced refreshing is cleared.
Mainte-
nance
Changing the operating mode of
the Controller
There are two operating modes for NJ/NX-series CPU
Unit or NY-series Industrial PC, depending on if control
programs are executed or not. These are RUN mode and
PROGRAM mode.
Resetting the Controller The operations and status when the power supply to the
Controller is cycled are emulated. This can be performed
only in PROGRAM mode. You cannot reset the
Controller in RUN mode.
Backup functions You can back up, restore, and compare the user program
and other data of the NJ/NX-series CPU Unit or NY-
series Industrial PC to replace hardware, such as the
CPU Unit, or to restore device data.
Variables and memory
backup
You can back up the contents of retained memory to
a file and restore the contents of the backup file.
You can individually select the retained variables to
restore. *14
Controller backup You can back up data (user program and settings,
variable values, memory values, Unit settings, and slave
settings) from a Controller to a file and restore the
backed up data from the file to the Controller.
Ver.1.04
or higher
SD Memory Card
backup
You can backup the Controller data to an SD Memory
Card mounted in the NJ/NX-series CPU Unit or to the
Virtual SD Memory Card of the NY-series Industrial PC,
or compare the Controller data to the data in these SD
Memory Cards.
Importing/exporting
to/from backup files
You can import the data in a backup file created for a
Controller backup or SD Memory Card backup to a
project. Also, you can export project data to a backup
file.
Security
Meas-
ures
Prevention
of incor-
rect con-
nections
Confirming CPU Unit
names and serial IDs
If the name or the serial ID is different between the
project and the CPU Unit when an online connection is
established, a confirmation dialog box is displayed.
All
versions
Prevention
of
incorrect
operation
Operation authority
verification
You can set any of five levels of operation authority
(Administrator, Designer, Maintainer, Operator, and
Observer) for a Sysmac Studio project file or NJ/NX-
series CPU Unit or NY-series Industrial PC to restrict
the operations that can be performed according to the
operation authority of the user.
Write protection of the
CPU Unit
You can prevent rewriting of data in the CPU Unit from
the Sysmac Studio.
Prevention
of the theft
of assets
Authentication of user
program execution
IDs
You can ensure that a user program cannot be operated
on another CPU Unit even if copied.
User program transfer
with no restoration
information
The program source code is not transferred. If this
option is selected, programs are not displayed even if
uploaded from another computer. However, variables and
settings are transferred even if this option is selected.
Password protection
for project files
You can place a password on the file to protect your
assets.
Data protection You can set passwords for individual POUs (programs,
functions, and function block definitions) to prohibit
displaying, changing, and copying them.
Ver.1.02
or higher
Window
Opera-
tion
Docking You can dock and undock configuration tab pages,
program editors, Watch Tab Pages, Cross Reference
Tab Page, and other window parts to/from the main
Sysmac Studio window.
Ver.1.09
or higher
Online
Help
Sysmac Studio help system You can access Sysmac Studio operating procedures. All
versions
Instructions reference Information is provided on how to use the instructions
that are supported by the NJ/NX-series CPU Unit or
NY-series Industrial PC.
System-defined variable reference You can display a list of descriptions of the system-
defined variables that you can use on the Sysmac Studio.
Keyboard mapping reference You can display a list of convenient shortcut keys that
you can use on the Sysmac Studio.

*1. Version 1.17 or higher.
*2. Changing event levels for Controller errors is supported by version 1.04 or higher.
*3. Displaying comments for members of arrays, structures, and unions and displaying long comments for variables (up
        to five lines) are supported by version 1.04 or higher.
*4. Changing the length of the displayed variable comments is supported by version 1.05 or higher.
*5. Creating programs in a library file is supported by version 1.06 or higher.
*6. Supported only by the Sysmac Studio version 1.08 or higher.
*7. The .csm format is supported by version 1.04 or higher. The size of a csm file is smaller than the size of the smc file.
*8. Merging detailed comparison results is supported by version 1.03 or higher.
*9. Changing present values in the Ladder Editor or ST Editor is supported by version 1.03 or higher.
*10. Changing the colors of graph lines is supported by version 1.01 or higher.
*11. Consecutively reading and displaying continuous trace results from more than one file is supported by version 1.05
       or higher.
*12. MATLAB®/Simulink R2013a or higher is required.
*13. CX-Designer version 3.41 or higher is required.
*14. Individual selection of the retained variables to restore is supported by version 1.05 or higher.

Function Specifications of DB Connection Function

Item Function
Setting Parameters -
DBMS settings The database to connect is selected.
Run mode setting of the DB
connection service
The Operation Mode is selected to send SQL statements when DB
connection instructions are executed or Test Mode is selected to not
send SQL statements when DB connection instructions are executed.
Spooling settings You can set the service so that SQL statements are spooled when
problems occur and resent when operation is restored.
Operation log settings Settings are made for the execution log for execution of the DB
connection service, the debug log for execution of SQL statements for
the DB connection service, and the SQL execution failure log for SQL
execution failures.
Database connection service
shutdown settings
Settings are made to control operation in order to end the DB
connection service after automatically storing the operation log files
on an SD Memory Card.
Programming DB connection instructions You can use the following DB connection instructions to write the
user program for controlling the data in the database.
DB_Insert (Insert DB Record), DB_Select (Retrieve DB Record),
DB_Update (Update DB Record), and DB_Delete (Delete DB Record)
Monitoring information -
Monitoring the DB connection
service
The status of the DB connection service is monitored.
Monitoring the DB connections The status of each DB connection is monitored.
Displaying the operation logs The contents of the execution log, debug log, and SQL execution
failure log are displayed.

Note: The DB connection service can be used if the NJ501-1[]20 is selected with Sysmac Studio version 1.06 or higher.
           The DB connection service can be used if the NJ101-[][]20 is selected with Sysmac Studio version 1.14 or higher.

Function Specifications of EtherNet/IP Connection Settings

Item Function
EtherNet/IP Connection Settings Functions related to tag data link (connection) settings in the
EtherNet/IP network are provided.
Setting
Connections
Editing Tag Sets You create tags and tag sets using network variables.
Editing Target
Devices
You add target devices to connect to.
Editing Connections You select tag sets from a list and create connections.
Adding EDS Files You can add the types of EtherNet/IP devices that can be set as targets.
Transferring
Connections
Synchronized
Transfer and
Batch Transfer
All the connection settings in the Controller or the project are transferred
at the same time.
Individual Transfer
and Comparison
You can transfer or compare the connection settings of each
EtherNet/IP device individually.
Monitoring
Connections
Status Monitor The operating status of one or more connections is displayed.
You can start or stop all the connections at the same time.
Tag/Tag Set Monitor The detailed operation information of tags and tag sets, such as the presence
or absence of tags and connection times of tag sets, is displayed.
Ethernet Information
Monitor
The detailed operation information of EtherNet/IP devices, such as
bandwidth usage (pps), is displayed.

Note: Supported only by the Sysmac Studio version 1.10 or higher.

Function Specifications of EtherNet/IP Slave Terminal Settings

Item Function
EtherNet/IP Slave Terminal
Configuration and Setup
You create the configuration of Slave Terminal to be connected to the
EtherNet/IP network on the Sysmac Studio and set the NX Units that
compose the Slave Terminal.
Registering the NX Units You configure the Slave Terminal by dragging the NX Units from the
device list displayed in the Toolbox to the positions where to mount
the Units.
Setting the NX Units You edit the I/O allocation settings, mounting settings and Unit operation
settings of the NX Units.
Displaying the Width of Slave
Terminal Configuration
The width and power consumption of the Slave Terminal configuration
are displayed based on the Unit configuration information.
Comparing and Merging the
Slave Terminal Configuration
Information
You can compare the configuration information on the project with
actual configuration online, select the Units with different information to
correct, and merge the information.
Transferring the Slave
Terminal Configuration
Information
You transfer the Unit configuration information to the Slave Terminal.

Note: Supported only by the Sysmac Studio version 1.11 or higher.

Function Specifications of Safety Control Units

Item Function
Setting
Parameters
Safety I/O Settings You make a setting for safety process data communications
and connection with safety I/O devices.
Safety Process Data
Communications
Settings
You select Safety I/O Units to perform safety process data
communications (FSoE communications) and make necessary
settings.
Safety Device
Allocation Settings
You set the connection between Safety I/O Units and safety
devices.
Standard I/O
Settings
Exposed Variable
Settings
You set whether to expose global variables of the Safety CPU
Unit. The values of exposed variables can be referenced from
NJ/NX-series CPU Units and NY-series Industrial PCs.
Standard Process Data
Communications *1
You set the devices and ports of the Standard I/O Units for
the exposed variables of the Safety CPU Unit.
Safety Task Settings You define the execution cycle and timing of the safety task
and programs to be executed in the task.
Assigning Programs You assign safety programs to execute to the task.
I/O Map Settings The ports of Safety I/O Units used in safety process data
communications are displayed. You assign device variables
used in safety programs to the I/O ports.
Creating
Safety
Programs
Instruction List (Toolbox) A hierarchy of the functions and function blocks that you can
use is displayed in the Toolbox. You can drag the required
functions and function blocks onto the FBD editor to insert it
to a safety program.
FBD Programming You connect variables, functions, and function blocks with
connecting lines to build networks. The FBD editor is used to
enter them.
Adding FBD
Networks
You create FBD networks on the FBD editor to create
algorithms.
Inserting and Deleting
Functions and
Function blocks
You insert and delete functions and function blocks on the
FBD editor.
Entry Assistance When you enter functions, function blocks, or parameters,
each character that you enter from the keyboard narrows the
list of candidates that is displayed for selection.
Commenting Out
FBD Networks
You can comment out each FBD network. When a network is
commented out, it is no longer executed.
Creating Variables You create variables used in safety programs in the global or
local variable table.
User-defined Function Blocks You create user-defined function blocks.
Help Reference *2 You can display the user-defined function block help with the
popup menu or shortcut key.
Export/Import POUs can be exported and imported.
Programs *3 You can export/import POUs.
User-defined
Function Blocks *2
You can export/import user-defined function blocks.
Searching and Replacing You can search for and replace strings in the variable tables,
programs, and function blocks of a Safety CPU Unit.
Debugging Monitoring Variables are monitored during safety program execution. You
can monitor the present values of device variables assigned to
Safety I/O Units and user-defined variables. The values can be
monitored on the FBD editor or Watch Tab Page.
Changing the Present Values of
Variables
You can change the present values of user-defined variables
and device variables as required. You can do this on the FBD
editor or Watch Tab Page.
Forced Refreshing The inputs from external devices and outputs to external
devices are refreshed with a specified value on the Sysmac
Studio. The specified value is retained even if the value of the
variable is overwritten from the user program.
You can use forced refreshing on the FBD editor or Watch Tab
Page.
Offline Debugging *4 You can check if the control program logic works as
designed in advance using a special debugging function for the
Simulator without connecting online with the Safety CPU Unit.
Initial Value Settings
*5
You can set the initial values of variables when you start
execution of simulation.
Feedback Settings
*5
You can set input status that is linked to changes in output
status when simulator is running.
Simple Automatic
Test *6
You can check that expected values of the outputs to the
inputs of the program are designed as intended using the
Simulator functions of the Safety CPU Unit.
User Memory Usage Monitor *5 The memory usage of the safety control system and usage of
safety network such as I/O data size are displayed.
Safety Safety Validation You append the "safety-validated" information to a safety
program when you can ensure safety of the program after you
complete debugging.
Changing Operating Mode There are four operating modes; PROGRAM mode, DEBUG
mode (STOPPED), DEBUG mode (RUN), and RUN mode. The
RUN mode can be selected only for the validated safety
programs.
Security
Measures
Prevention
of Incorrect
Connections
Setting the Node
Name
You set a unique name for each Safety CPU Unit to confirm
that you operate the correct Safety CPU Unit.
Prevention
of Incorrect
Operation
Safety Password You can prevent unauthorized access to safety functions of
Safety CPU Units by setting a safety password for online
operations that affect the safety functions.
Prevention
of Theft of
Assets
Data Protection
(Programs) *3
You can set passwords for individual programs to prohibit
displaying or changing them.
Data Protection
(User-defined
Function Blocks) *4
You can set passwords for individual user-defined function
blocks to prohibit displaying or changing them.

Note: Supported only by the Sysmac Studio version 1.07 or higher.
*1. Supported if the EtherNet/IP Coupler is selected with Sysmac Studio version 1.11 or higher.
*2. Supported only by the Sysmac Studio version 1.12 or higher.
*3. Supported only by the Sysmac Studio version 1.17 or higher.
*4. Supported only by the Sysmac Studio version 1.08 or higher.
*5. Supported only by the Sysmac Studio version 1.10 or higher.
*6. Supported only by the Sysmac Studio version 1.15 or higher.

Function Specifications of HMI

NA-series Programmable Terminals

Item Function
Parame-
ter
settings
Device references Devices, such as Controllers, through which the NA-series PT can
read and write information with communications are created on the
Sysmac Studio and settings are made for them.
Displaying internal
devices
Controllers that were created in the project are displayed.
Registering external
devices
Devices, such as Controllers, that were not created in the project are
registered. The communications settings of the devices to
communicate with the NA-series PT and information, such as
variables and addresses within the devices that the NA-series PT will
read and write, are also registered.
Mapping variables The information on the devices registered in the device references,
such as variables and addresses, are mapped to the global variables of
the NA-series PT.
HMI settings Settings for NA-series PT operation are made.
Device settings Settings, such as the startup page, default language, layout of the
USB keyboard, automatic logout, screen saver, screen brightness,
and method to change to the System Menu, are made.
TCP/IP settings Settings for the Ethernet port that is built-in to the NA-series PT are
made.
FTP settings Settings to communicate with FTP clients using the Ethernet port are
made.
NTP settings Settings to communicate with an NTP server using the Ethernet port
are made.
FINS settings Settings to communicate with devices that support FINS are made.
VNC settings Settings to communicate with VNC clients using the Ethernet port are
made.
Print settings *1 Print settings are made.
Security settings Settings, such as user registration and permissions to restrict NA-
series PT operation and displays, are made.
User account settings The user names, login passwords, and permissions for each user to
operate the NA-series PT are set.
Permission and
access level settings
The range of information that can be accessed for different
permissions are set.
Troubleshooter *2 Troubleshooter settings are made.
Language settings Language settings to perform multi-language displays on the NA-series
PT are made.
Creating
data and
program-
ming
Editing pages The pages to display on the NA-series PT are edited.
Adding and deleting
pages
Pages are added, deleted, or copied with the Multiview Explorer. Pages
can also be copied to other projects.
Adding and deleting
page groups
Groups to organize and manage pages on the Multiview Explorer are
added and deleted. Pages can be added to or moved to the groups.
Page properties
settings
The page type, overlapping, background color, etc., are set in the
Properties Window.
Changing the display
language
If using multiple languages is set in the language settings, the
resources displayed on the Page Editor are displayed in the language
set for each resource.
Changing the display
status of each object
*1
You can check display status changes for lamp and other objects on
the Page Editor.
Displaying object
configuration
The objects and groups that were added to each page can be
confirmed in a tree structure using the Page Explorer.
Adding objects Objects, such as buttons or graphics, to display on a page are added
by dragging them from the Toolbox to the Page Editor.
Grouping objects Settings to operate multiple objects together as a group are made.
Aligning objects Multiple objects are aligned.
Editing objects Objects and groups can be copied within a page or to another page.
Objects can also be deleted, and locations, sizes, rotations, and
position relationships with other objects can be set. Also, labels can
be edited *1.
Setting object entry
order *1
Entry order of Data Edit objects can be set.
Object property
settings
Properties, such as the colors and shapes of objects and the mapped
variables, can be changed.
Properties are displayed and changed in the Properties Window.
Duplicating objects
*3
You can duplicate a specified number of objects. Offsets are set to
the element numbers of the array set for the object.
Animation settings Animation to modify dynamically the appearance of objects are set.
Animation is displayed and changed in the Animation Window.
Event and action
settings
The events that can be set for objects and the actions that can be
executed when an event occurs are set.
Programming with Visual Basic Subroutines are created with Visual Basic.
Language
specifications
Visual Basic 2008 and .NET Compact Framework 3.5 are supported. *4
Adding subroutine
groups
Groups to organize and manage global subroutines on the Multiview
Explorer are added or deleted.
Subroutines can be added or moved to the groups.
Editing subroutines Subroutines are created using the Code Editor, which is optimized for
Visual Basic.
Bookmarks Bookmark can be added to any code line and you can move between
the bookmarks.
Data entry assistance The characters that are entered from the keyboard are used to display
candidates when entering source code.
User alarms Settings for detection conditions and displaying messages for user
alarms are made.
Adding and deleting
user alarm groups
Groups to organize and manage user alarms on the Multiview Explorer
are added or deleted. User alarms can be created in the groups.
Registering and
deleting User Alarm
Settings for detection conditions for user alarms and displaying
messages or popup pages are made for user alarm groups.
Copying user alarms User alarms can be copied within a group or to another group.
Event and action
settings
Events and the actions that are executed when the events occur are
set for the user alarms.
Displaying and changing the settings for events and actions is
performed in the Events and Actions Window.
Controller
events *1
User-defined event
settings
Settings for pages that can be changed from user-defined events'
display in Troubleshooter.
Data logging Data logging is set to log specified data in the NA-series PT at the
specified times.
Adding and deleting
data sets
Data sets are added to perform data logging.
Log condition setting Conditions to perform data logging and target global variables are set
for the data sets.
Broken-line graph *1 Settings for the data that is displayed in a broken-line graph.
Adding and deleting
data sets
Data groups for which a broken-line graph is drawn are added and
deleted.
Log condition setting Conditions to display a broken-line graph and target global variables
are set for data groups.
Recipes Data groups that are retained in the NA-series PT and can be
switched for user requests are set.
Adding and deleting
templates
Data storage locations, value ranges, and data names are added or
deleted.
Recipe data settings The actual data is set for each recipe.
Keypad customization *1 Keypads can be customized.
Global events The events that are detected on any page and the actions that are
executed when the events occur are set.
Resource management All of the character strings and graphics that are displayed on pages
are managed. Also, registered resources can be indirectly accessed.
Registering and
deleting general
character strings
The character strings that are displayed on pages are registered and
deleted, except for character stings used for user alarms.
Registering and
deleting character
strings for user
alarms
The character strings used for user alarms are added or deleted.
Registering and
deleting document
files
Document files that are displayed with the Document Viewer are set
or deleted.
Registering and
deleting image files
Image files that are displayed for objects are set or deleted.
Registering and
deleting movies
Movie files that are displayed for Media Player objects are set or
deleted.
Importing and
exporting
The general character strings and alarm character strings can be
imported and exported using Excel files.
Scaling *1 Values of variables and objects are converted by a specified a scaling
factor set for them.
Searching and replacing You can search all strings in a project to find and replace a specified
string.
Cross reference *1 Where a specified program element (variable, data type, page, or
resource) is used in a project can be checked with a list.
You can access the use locations of the element from the list.
Building The project is converted into a format that can be executed in the
NA-series PT.
Reusa-
bility
IAGs (intelligent application
gadgets)
Multiple objects and subroutines are combined to create a reusable
object.
Creating IAGs An IAG that consists of multiple objects and subroutines is created
as a functional unit in an IAG project.
Creating IAG
collection files
A created IAG is built and saved as a module that can be distributed
and reused.
Creating user-defined
events *1
You can create user-defined events that can be used in an IAG.
Using IAGs IAG collection files are imported using the IAG Collection Manager.
The imported IAGs are displayed in the Toolbox and can be used in
the same way as other objects.
Custom objects The selected objects are registered in a reusable format in the
Toolbox.
Registering custom
objects
Objects or grouped objects are dragged to the Toolbox to register
them.
Using custom objects Custom objects are displayed on a page by dragging them from the
Toolbox to the Page Editor.
File
opera-
tions
Synchronization The data in the NA-series PT that is online is compared with the data
in the Sysmac Studio.
You can check the differences and then transfer the data after
specifying the transfer direction.
Transferring files via storage
media
The data in a storage media in the computer is compared with the
data in the Sysmac Studio.
You can check the differences and then transfer the data to the
storage media. You can use the System Menu to transfer a saved
project file to the NA-series PT.
Clearing all memory All of the data except for the clock information is deleted from the
NA-series PT.
Simu-
lation
Executing simulations A project file on the computer is virtually executed to debug it.
Setting and clearing
breakpoints
Breakpoints can be set at the specified positions in a subroutine.
Synchronized
simulation with
Controller Simulator
Sequence control and NA-series PT operation, such as displaying
pages and subroutine operation, is simulated together to debug the
application in the NA-series PT.
Monito-
ring
informa-
tion
Setting clock information The clock information in the NA-series PT can be checked and set.
Com-
muni-
cations
Going online with NA-series PT The computer can be placed online with the NA-series PT. However,
information in the NA-series PT, such as the values of variables,
cannot be read.
Upgrading system program When the Sysmac Studio is online with the NA-series PT, the system
program in the NA-series PT can be upgraded as required.
Print *1 Printing Settings of each project can be printed out.
Security Preventing malfunctions If the name or serial ID of the project and the NA-series PT are
different when the Sysmac Studio goes online, a confirmation dialog
box is displayed.
Preventing incorrect operation You can prevent data in the NA-series PT from being overwritten
from the Sysmac Studio.

Note: These specifications are supported by Sysmac Studio version 1.11 or higher.
*1. Supported only by the Sysmac Studio version 1.14 or higher.
*2. Supported only by the Sysmac Studio version 1.13 or higher.
*3. Supported only by the Sysmac Studio version 1.16 or higher.
*4. There are restrictions on the functions that can be used.

Function Specifications of Vision Sensor Functions

FQ-M-series Vision Sensors

Item Function
Setting Parameters -
Main
Edit
General Settings Displays and sets basic information of the sensor.
Sensor connection Changes the connection status of the Sensor, and sets the conditions for
communications with the Sensor.
Sensor control in online Performs various controls for the sensor mode change, data transfer/save,
and monitoring.
Sensor error history Displays and clears the error history of an online Sensor.
Tool Restarts and initializes the sensor, updates the firmware of the sensor, reads
sensor data from a file, saves sensor data to a file, prints the sensor
parameters, and displays help.
Scene
data
Edit
Image condition Settings Adjusts the image condition.
Specifies the calibration
pattern
Sets a registered calibration pattern.
Registers inspection
item
Registers the inspection item to use in the measurement.
You can select from the following inspection items:
Edge position, Search, Labeling, Shape search
Calculation Settings Makes a setting for basic arithmetic operations and function operations using
inspection item judgment results and measurement data.
Logging Settings Makes a setting for logging measurement results of inspection items and
calculation results.
Output Settings Makes a setting for data to output to external devices.
Run Settings Switch Sensor modes or monitors measurement results.
Sensor
system
data
Edit
Trigger condition
Settings
Sets the trigger type and image timing.
I/O Settings Sets the conditions of output signals.
You can check the status of I/O signal while online.
Encoder Settings Make settings for the encoder such as common encoder settings, ring counter
settings, and encoder trigger settings.
Ethernet communication
Settings
Makes Ethernet communication settings. You can select data communication
from no-protocol data, PLC link data, and programmable no-protocol data.
EtherCAT
communication Settings
Makes the EtherCAT communication settings according to the communication
settings of the EtherCAT master.
Logging condition
Settings
Sets the conditions to log to the internal memory of sensor.
Sensor Settings Makes the settings for startup scene control function, password setting
function, and adjustment judgment function.
Calibration Scene Data Settings Calculates, views, and edits the calibration parameters. The Vision Sensor
supports general-purpose calibration and calibration for conveyor tracking.
Debugging Offline debugging of
sensor operation
Simulates measurements offline without connecting to the Vision Sensor. You
can use external image files and perform measurements under the conditions
set in the offline settings, then display the results of those measurements.
Offline debugging of the
sensor control program
and sensor operation
Performs a linked simulation between the sequence control of an NJ/NX-
series CPU Unit or NY-series Industrial PC and the operation of an FQ-M
Sensor in EtherCAT configuration systems.
This allows you to debug operation offline from when measurements and other
processing are performed for control signals such as measurement triggers
through the output of processing results.

Note: Supported only by the Sysmac Studio version 1.01 or higher.

FH-series Vision Sensors

Item Function
Setting Parameters -
Main Edit Sensor Information Displays and sets basic information of the sensor.
Online Changes the connection status of the sensor, and performs various controls
such as sensor restart and initialization.
Line Edit Operation View Monitors the measurement images of the sensor and detailed results of each
process unit.
Scene Maintenance View Edits, manages, and saves the scene groups and scenes.
Scene
Data Edit
Flow Edit Creates the process flow in combination of user-specified units.
Process Unit Edit Edits each process unit.
Sensor
System
Data Edit
Camera Settings Checks the camera connection status and sets the camera's imaging timing
and communications speed.
Controller Settings Makes the system environment settings for the sensor.
Parallel I/O Settings Sets the conditions of output signals.
RS-232C/422 Settings Makes the RS-232C/422 communications settings.
Ethernet Communication
Settings
Makes the Ethernet communication settings.
EtherNet/IP
Communication Settings
Makes the EtherNet/IP communications settings.
EtherCAT Communication
Settings
Makes the EtherCAT communications settings.
Encoder Settings Makes the encoder settings.
Tools Communication Command
Customization Tool
Makes the settings for customized communication commands.
File Saving Tool Copies and transfers the files in the sensor memory.
Calibration Support Tool Checks the calibration information.
User Data Tool Edits the data (user data) that can be shared and used in sensors.
Security Setting Tool *1 Edits the security settings of the sensor.
Scene Group Save
Destination Setting Tool
*1
Sets the destination to save the scene group data.
Image File Save Tool *1 Saves the logging images and image files stored in the sensor memory.
Registered Image
Management Tool *1
Saves the images used for model registration and reference registration as
registered images.
Reference Position
Update Tool *1
Edits all reference positions of more than one processing unit.
Scene Group Data
Conversion Tool *1
Creates the scene group data with more than 128 scenes.
Scene Control Macro
Tool *1
Makes a setting for complementing and expanding the measurement
flow and scene control.
Conveyor Calibration
Wizard Tool *2
Calibrates cameras, conveyors, and robots in a conveyor tracking
application.
Calibration Plate Print
Tool *2
Prints out calibration patterns that are used in the Conveyor
Calibration Wizard.
Conveyor Panorama
Display Tool *2
Displays a panoramic image in a conveyor tracking application.
Debugging Offline Debugging of
Sensor Operation
Simulates measurements offline without connecting to the sensor. You can
use external image files and perform measurements under the conditions
set in the offline settings, then display the results of those measurements.
Offline Debugging of
Sensor Control Program
and Sensor Operation *3
Simulates the linked operation of the sequence controls in the NJ/NX-
series CPU Unit or NY-series Industrial PC and FH-series Sensor
operation for an EtherCAT system.
You can debug a series of operations offline to perform the measurement
and other processing and output the results when a control signal such
as measurement trigger is input to the Sensor.
Security Prevention of Incorrect
Operation *4
Prevents unauthorized access by setting an account password for online
operations.

Note: Supported only by the Sysmac Studio version 1.07 or higher.
*1. Supported only by the Sysmac Studio version 1.10 or higher.
*2. Supported only by the Sysmac Studio version 1.14 or higher.
*3. Supported only by the Sysmac Studio version 1.08 or higher.
*4. Supported only by the Sysmac Studio version 1.09 or higher.

Function Specifications of Displacement Sensor Functions

Item Function
Setting Parameters -
Main
Editing
General Settings Displays and sets basic information on the Sensor.
Sensor Connection Changes the connection status of the Sensor, and sets the conditions for
communications with the Sensor.
Online Sensor Control Performs various controls for the Sensor (e.g., changing the mode,
controlling internal logging, and monitoring).
Tools Restarts and initializes the Sensor, updates the firmware in the Sensor,
recovers ROM data, prints the Sensor parameters, and displays help.
Editing
Bank
Data
Setting Sensing Conditions Adjusts the light reception conditions for each measurement region.
Setting Task Conditions Used to select the measurement items to use in measurements. You can
select from the height, thickness, or calculations.
The following are set for the measurement items: scaling, filters, holding,
zero-resetting, and judgement conditions.
Setting I/O Conditions Sets parameters for outputting judgements and analog values to external
devices.
Sensor Settings Sets the following: ZW Sensor Controller's key lock, number of displayed
digits below the decimal point, the bank mode, the analog output mode,
and timing/reset key inputs.
Ethernet Communications
Settings
Sets up Ethernet communications and field bus parameters.
RS-232C Communications
Settings
Sets up RS-232C communications.
Data Output Settings Sets serial output parameters for holding values.
Monitoring Senor monitoring Monitors the light-detection status and the measurement results of the
sensor.
Trend monitoring Logs and monitors the measurement results that meet the specific
conditions of the sensor.
Debugging Offline Debugging of
Sensor Control Programs
and Sensor Operation
Performs a linked simulation between the sequence control of an NJ/NX-
series CPU Unit or NY-series Industrial PC and the operation of a ZW
Sensor in EtherCAT configuration systems.
This allows you to simulate the operation of signals when timing signals
and other control signals are input to the Sensor to debug the control
logic offline.

Note: The ZW-series can be used with the Sysmac Studio version 1.05 or higher.
          The ZW-7000-series can be used with the Sysmac Studio version 1.15 or higher.

Function Specifications of Robot Additional Option

Item Function
3D machine models -
Conveyor for
picking
Setting This conveyor is for picking workpieces in a pick-and-place 3D equipment
model that uses a Vision Sensor and delta robots.
A workpiece is displayed at the specified coordinates in the field of vision
of the Vision Sensor and the workpiece is moved on a conveyor at the
set speed.
Pick-and-place
3D Equipment
Model Creation
Wizard
Setup with a wizard You can easily build a pick-and-place 3D equipment model that uses a
Vision Sensor and delta robots.
You can select from configuration elements (such as one conveyor for
picking, one conveyor for placing, and two robots) and enter the required
parameters in a wizard to complete the 3D equipment model.
Calibration
parameter
output
Text output The calibration parameters required in programming to operate a
pick-and-place 3D equipment model are output in ST program format.

Note: This option can be used by applying the Robot Additional Option to Sysmac Studio version 1.14 or higher.