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FA Integrated Tool Package


The CX-One is a comprehensive software package that integrates PLC Programming Software with Support Software for setting up Networks, Programmable Terminals, Servo Systems, Inverters, and Temperature Controllers.

System Requirements

Item Requirement
Operating system (OS)
*1 *2
Windows XP (Service Pack 3 or higher, 32-bit version)/Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit version)/
Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit version)/Windows 8 (32-bit/64-bit version)/Windows 8.1 (32-bit/
64-bit version)
CPU A processor recommended by Microsoft
Memory *3 A memory recommended by Microsoft
Hard disk Approx. 4.0 GB or more available space is required to install the complete CX-One package.
Display XGA (1,024 × 768), High-Color 16-bit min.
Disk drive DVD-ROM drive
Communications ports RS-232C port, USB port, or Ethernet port *4
Other Internet access is required for online user registration, including a modem or other hardware
connection method.

*1. CX-One Operating System Precaution
        1) System requirements and hard disk space may vary with the system environment.
        2) Except for Windows XP 64-bit version.
*2. The following restrictions apply when CX-One is used with Microsoft Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows
        1) Some Help files cannot be accessed.
              The Help files can be accessed if the Help program distributed by Microsoft is installed. Refer to the Microsoft
              homepage listed below or contact Microsoft for details on installing the file. (The download page is automatically
              displayed if the Help files are opened while the user is connected to the Internet.)
        2) The following restrictions apply to some application operations.

Application Restriction
If a new Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1 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.
Network Configurator
Although you can install CPS files, EDS files, Expansion Modules, and Interface Modules, the
virtual store function of Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1 imposes the
following restrictions on the use of the software after installation. These restrictions will not
exist if application data is installed using Run as Administrator.
If another user logs in, the applications data will need to be installed again.
The CPS files will not be automatically updated.
CX-Server Restrictions are imposed on the following functions.
The driver cannot be changed from the default setting if Controller Link is set as the network
type in the Change PLC dialog box.
Online connections will not be possible through Controller Link Boards or SYSMAC LINK
Online connections using FinsGateway as the network type will not be possible from the CX-
Programmer or CX-Integrator.
Communications will not be possible though a CS1 Board and PCI bus.

*3. The amount of memory required varies with the Support Software used in CX-One for the following Support Software.
       Refer to user documentation for individual Support Software for details.
       CX-Programmer, CX-Designer, CX-Thermo, CX-Simulator, CX-Protocol, CX-Motion, CX-Drive, CX-Process Tool, and
       Faceplate Auto-Builder for NS
*4. Refer to the hardware manual for your PLC for hardware connection methods and cables to connect the computer and

Support Software

The following tables lists the Support Software that can be installed from CX-One

Support Software in CX-One Outline
CX-Programmer Application software to create and debug programs for CS/CJ/CP/NSJ-series, C-
series, and CVM1/C-series CPU Units. Data can be created and monitored for high-
speed-type Position Control Units.
CX-Integrator Application software to build and set up FA networks, such as Controller Link,
DeviceNet, CompoNet, CompoWay, and Ethernet networks. The Routing Table
Component and Data Link Component can be started from here. DeviceNet
Configuration functionality is also included.
Switch Box Utility Utility software that helps you to debug PLCs. It helps you to monitor the I/O status
and to monitor/change present values within the PLC you specify.
CX-Protocol Application software to create protocols (communications sequences) between
CS/CJ/CP/NSJ-series or C200HX/HG/HE Serial Communications Boards/Units
and general-purpose external devices.
CX-Simulator Application software to simulate CS/CJ/CP/NSJ-series CPU Unit operation on the
computer to debug PLC programs without a CPU Unit.
CX-Position Application software to create and monitor data for CS/CJ-series Position Control
Units (except for High-speed type).
CX-Motion-NCF Application software to monitor and set parameters for CS/CJ-series Position
Control Units and Servo Drivers that support MECHATROLINK-II communications.
CX-Motion-MCH Application software to create data for CS/CJ-series MCH Units, create motion
programs, and perform monitoring.
CX-Motion Application software to create data for CS/CJ-series, C200HX/HG/HE, and CVM1/
CV-series Motion Control Units, and to create and monitor motion control programs.
CX-Drive Application software to set and control data for Inverters and Servos.
CX-Process Tool Application software to create and debug function block programs for CS/CJ-series
Loop Controllers (Loop Control Units/Boards, Process Control CPU Units, and Loop
Control CPU Units).
Faceplate Auto-Builder for NS Application software that automatically outputs screen data as project files for NS-
series PTs from tag information in function block programs created with the CX-
Process Tool.
CX-Designer Application software to create screen data for NS-series PTs.
NV-Designer Application software to create screen data for NV-series small PTs.
CX-Configurator FDT Application software for setting various units by installing its DTM module.
CX-Thermo Application software to set and control parameters in components such as
Temperature Control Units.
CX-FLnet Application software for system setting and monitoring of CS/CJ-series Fl-net Units.
Network Configurator Application software to setup and monitor tag data Link for CJ2 (Built-in EtherNet/IP)
CPU Units and EtherNet/IP Units.
CX-Server Middleware necessary for CX-One applications to communicate with OMRON
components, such as PLCs, Display Devices, and Temperature Control Units.
Communications Middleware Middleware necessary to communicate with CP1L CPU Unit with built-in Ethernet port.
PLC Tools A group of components used with CX-One applications, such as the CX-Programmer
and CX-Integrator. Includes the following: I/O tables, PLC memory, PLC Setup, Data
Tracing/Time Chart Monitoring, PLC Error Logs, File Memory, PLC clock, Routing
Tables, and Data Link Tables.