The Next Generation in Industrial Programming Mitsubishi iQ Platform Compatible

The Next Generation in Industrial Programming Mitsubishi iQ Platform Compatible
Mitsubishi iQ Platform Compatible
Programmable Controller Engineering Software
MELSOFT GX Works2
The Next Generation in Industrial Programming
Mitsubishi FA Integrated Concept
Increase productivity and
lower the total cost of ownership.
Introducing the next generation of
IA programming software:
GX Works2 takes the next evolutionary step in
user-centric design and operation.
GX Works2 supports a multitude of programming languages and
allows them to be mixed and matched for amazing flexibility.
GX Works2 focuses on driving down total cost by including features that speed up commissioning,
reduce downtime, improve programming productivity, and provide strong security.
With GX Works2, Mitsubishi has become the innovation leader
in industrial automation programmable controller software.
Increased Productivity
Accelerated Debugging
GX Works2
Advantages
Reduced Downtime
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Robust Security
GX Works2
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Designed to solve existing problems and
the unforeseen challenges ahead.
Increased Productivity
Improved user interface
P5
Keep large projects organized and easy to manage
Manage projects effectively by using multiple programs
P5
Choose the appropriate language for each task
Support for 5 programing languages (future plan)
P6
Build on existing development investments
Import programs made with GX Developer
What is a FB?
P9
Function block selection window
P9
Advantages of program structuralization
P10
Utilize code libraries
P10
Configure modules without the need to
reference a manual
Intelligent function module management
I want to use existing GX Developer programs and maintain compatibility.
I want a more user-friendly and feature rich version of GX Developer.
Visualize positioning module buffer data
P12
P13
Screen tabs
P13
Selective display of ladder blocks
P14
Symbol entry window instruction and label list
P15
Label programming
P15
Rapidly edit ladder connections without changing the mode
P16
Custom key bindings
P16
Standard devices have pre-defined comments
Import sample comments
P17
Detailed memory usage information
Memory size confirmation tool
P18
Cross reference
P19
Find and replace
P19
Search by device type
P20
Program monitoring
P21
Time saving programming features
Create a program
in GX Developer.
Integrated
P11
Docking windows
A "Simple project" will meet your needs.
GX Developer
Integrated
GX
Configurator
Trace function
Three new features to maximize work area effectiveness
Simple
project
GX
Configurator
GX Works2
Advanced search functions
Improved monitoring features
I want to use structured ladder programs.
I want to develop projects based on the international standard IEC61131-3.
Structured
project
Choose a "Structured project" for maximum flexibility.
Independently tested components reduce
the chance of programing mistakes.
System for A
Limit switch A
P21
Sampling trace
P22
Test run programs without PLC hardware
Simulator
Keep track of program changes
Check process
FB: Limit switch
Emergency stop
Components in the library can
be reused in other projects.
Conveyor A
Feed item count
Positioning
FB: Limit switch B
Library
FB: Emergency stop
Initial process
Machine process
FB
Feed control
Identify problems immediately using an interactive
graphical system display
Torque control
Torque control
Control file access
FB
FB
FB
Torque control
Failure process
Project for Company A
Project for Company C
Project for Company B
GX Works2
P23
Revision restoration
P23
Revision verification
P24
System monitor
P25
System error history
P25
PLC diagnostics
P26
Detailed module information
P26
CC-Link IE controller network diagnostics
P26
User authentication
P27
Data security settings
P27
Protect intellectual property rights
Block password
P28
Prevent unauthorized access, data modifications,
and leaks
Password registration
P28
Remote password
P28
Output control
Failure data storing
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Project revision
Robust Security
FB: Limit switch A
Structured
form
P22
Reduced Downtime
Initial process
Limit switch B
GX
Simulator
Integrated
Robust Security
I want to use program libraries.
Watch windows
Visualize changing values with custom timing charts
Reduced Downtime
Accelerated Debugging
Import the program
to GX Works2.
Increased Productivity
Use function blocks for common operations
Simplify complex programs using structured projects
Programming will primarily be done in ladder, and I want to be able to
program complex formulae easily.
P6
P7 to P8
Inline ST (Structured Text)
Crunch numbers easily in ladder programs
Accelerated Debugging
GX Works2 supports your program development
style by providing two project types and four
programming languages.
Description of icons
Simple
project
Indicates functionality that is available in
simple projects.
Structured
project
Indicates functionality that is available in
structured projects.
Available functionality differs according to the project type.
For details, refer to the corresponding manual.
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Increased Productivity
Increased Productivity
Improved user interface
Simple
project
Structured
project
Structured
project
*1
Accomplish programming tasks more efficiently by utilizing the optimal programming language for any given
operation.
Improve readability by
hiding ladder rungs not
relevant to the current
operation.
Fully integrated intelligent
function module
management tools.
Simple
project
Support for 5 programing languages (future plan)
GX Developer users will find the user interface familiar while discovering a wealth of improvements and
completely new features.
Use tabs to easily
switch between
programs, parameters,
and other screens.
Choose the appropriate language for each task
Application examples
Programming languages
Ladder: Logical relay control
Accelerated Debugging
IL (Instruction List):
Optimize program memory usage
Use "Watch windows"
to conveniently monitor
pertinent values.
Quickly identify each
program and its
execution type.
Increased Productivity
Work more efficiently with an improved user interface and a wealth of new features.
Planned capability
SFC (Sequential Function Chart):
High speed execution
Write ST instructions
directly in ladder
programs using inline
structured text.
ST (Structured Text):
efficient data handling
Cross reference
devices and labels
with ease.
FBD (Function Block Diagram):
Process control
*1: 5 languages whose guidelines are defined as languages for programmable controllers by the international standard IEC 61131-3.
Increased Productivity
Simple
project
Structured
project
Manage projects effectively by using multiple programs
Divide complicated programs into separate parts by function or process to make them easier to follow and
understand as a whole.
Increased Productivity
Build on existing development investments
Import programs made with GX Developer
Get the most from existing programs and hardware by upgrading to GX Works2.
The advanced maintenance and debugging features can improve the reliability of existing systems.
Importing to GX Works2 ensures future compatibility and increases flexibility in development.
GX Developer
Program for Product A
Program for Product A [Process N]
SM400
Program created
with GX Developer
GX Works2
SM400
Program for Product A [Process 2]
INC D0
Y0
SM400
M0
Simple
project
Robust Security
Keep large projects organized and easy to manage
M1
Y10
Y11
SM400
Program for Product A [ProcessY101]
Common program
SM400
INC D0
SM400 M0
M0
M1
M1
Y10
Y11
M0
M1
Reduced Downtime
Planned capability
Y10
Y11
INC D10
INC D10
Y11
INC D10
Y0
INC D10
Import to GX Works2
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Increased Productivity
Work more efficiently with an improved user interface and a wealth of new features.
Increased Productivity
Crunch numbers easily in ladder programs
Simple
project
Structured
project
Inline ST (Structured Text)
Online monitoring with inline ST
Include ST in a ladder program to deal with numerical and string operations.
Using inline ST can save time in the program development process and is more efficient with program memory.
Monitor ST and ladder devices without having to change screens.
Make changes to current device values using the same operation as with ladder programs.
This dynamic view of associated data helps to speed up development and debugging processes.
For example, perform the following calculations and convert the results to real numbers:
When Signal01 is ON, divide the sum of Input01 and Input02 by Input03.
When Signal01 is OFF, divide Input01 by Input03.
Reduced Downtime
Accelerated Debugging
Use the split-pane display to view the
current value of word devices.
Edit current device values using the same
method as standard ladder programs.
Robust Security
By using inline ST instead of just ladder for these operations,
the result is easier to read and saves program memory.
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Increased Productivity
Increased Productivity
Use function blocks for common operations
Simple
project
Structured
project
Simplify complex programs using structured projects
What is a FB?
Advantages of program structuralization
Function blocks allow selections of commonly used code to be easily reused and shared among projects.
Using them effectively results in faster development times with fewer programming mistakes.
Structured projects make it easy to logically separate code based on function.
The resulting programs are easy to understand, debug, and modify.
Structured
project
Increased Productivity
Work more efficiently with an improved user interface and a wealth of new features.
Select the optimum language
for each process.
Initial process
Machine process
Function blocks can be nested.
Program Organizational Units (POUs)
contains
contains
Check process
Accelerated Debugging
Primary program file
contains
Initial process
FB
FB
Feed control
Torque control
FB
Output control
Failure handling
process
contains
FB
Diagnostic information
collection
Function block selection window
Utilize code libraries
Function blocks can be easily saved to and recalled from the function block selection window.
Add them to a program with simple drag-and-drop operation.
Create your own libraries of frequently-used program components or use existing ones to quickly accomplish
programming tasks and save on development costs.
Library
Components contained in the library
can be reused again and again over
multiple projects.
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FB
FB
FB
Drag and drop
Project for Company A
Project for Company B
Project for Company C
FB
FB
FB
FB
FB
FB
Robust Security
Select a FB
from the list.
FB
Reduce programming mistakes by
using tested and proven
components from the library.
Reduced Downtime
Structuralized program
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Increased Productivity
Increased Productivity
Intelligent function module management
Simple
project
Configure modules without the need to reference a manual
Structured
project
GX
Configurator
Integrated
GX Works2 incorporates support tools for intelligent function modules right out of the box.
All of the required information to configure and revise complicated parameter settings is included in the
configuration tool so it is not necessary to reference a manual.
Trace function
Simple
project
Structured
project
GX
Configurator
Integrated
Monitor online or save and review motion command data such as speed, simultaneous start, and dual-axis
interpolation routines using customizable graphs.
Wave trace
Accelerated Debugging
Analog/Digital conversion module
Visualize positioning module buffer data
Increased Productivity
Work more efficiently with an improved user interface and a wealth of new features.
Double click
Reduced Downtime
Positioning module
Location trace
Robust Security
Serial communication module
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Increased Productivity
Three new features to maximize work area effectiveness
Simple
project
Structured
project
Docking windows
Selective display of ladder blocks
Quickly hide and recall docking windows to make the most of the available display area.
Minimize selected ladder code to focus on relevant sections.
Choose to display all ladder blocks for a standard view, or hide all to quickly scan through ladder statements and
find the desired section.
Docking window minimized mode
Accelerated Debugging
Docking window normal mode
Increased Productivity
Work more efficiently with an improved user interface and a wealth of new features.
Restore ladder blocks just
by double clicking.
Minimized windows are
displayed as tabs
Expand a chosen window to nearly 90%
of the available display resolution.
Reduced Downtime
Screen tabs
Large projects can result in many open windows.
Find and switch between them quickly using screen tabs.
Switch between windows by
simply clicking the desired tab.
Even with the window maximized,
the tabs are readily visible.
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Robust Security
To hide a ladder block, right-click and
select "Non-Display Ladder Block".
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Increased Productivity
Work more efficiently with an improved user interface and a wealth of new features.
Increased Productivity
Time saving programming features
Simple
project
Structured
project
Symbol entry window instruction and label list
Rapidly edit ladder connections without changing the mode
The dynamic list of instructions and labels prevents mistakes and saves time.
There is no need to memorize all of these data as they can be found quickly using the list.
Highlighting an item from the list
provides information about instructions
and label data types.
) to draw and erase lines.
Instruction usage details
Use Ctrl +
Accelerated Debugging
List of all possible options
which narrows based on
user input.
Hold down Ctrl and use the arrow keys (
,
,
,
Use Shift + Ctrl +(
,
) to edit continuous lines.
to draw a line down and automatically extent the ladder block.
Then press Ctrl + Shift +
keys to extend the line to the first intersecting object.
Label data type
Label programming
Create new labels just by
entering the desired name
directly in the symbol entry
window. A window will
automatically open to define
the label.
Custom key bindings
Reduced Downtime
One benefit of using system labels is the ability to make system configuration changes without having to modify
the associated programs.
Select from default, GX Developer format (GPPA), or create custom key bindings and save them to a
template.
Different users can easily switch between templates.
I want to change the
shortcut keys for the
normally open and
normally closed contacts.
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Change F5
A
and F6
Robust Security
Choose a command to view
and edit its shortcut key.
B
A
Open contact
B
Closed contact
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Increased Productivity
Increased Productivity
Standard devices have pre-defined comments
Simple
project
Structured
project
Detailed memory usage information
Simple
project
Structured
project
Import sample comments
Memory size confirmation tool
Don't waste time making comments for standard devices. Special relays and registers for each CPU have sample
comments pre-defined. Intelligent function modules also have sample comments which can be easily imported.
This tool provides detailed information in table form and a pie chart for an at-a-glance understanding of memory
resource allocation.
Increased Productivity
Work more efficiently with an improved user interface and a wealth of new features.
Offline
Use the import function in
the comment window to add
pre-defined devices.
Accelerated Debugging
Easily determine memory space requirements for
programs to be written to the programmable
controller CPU.
Special relays and special registers
Reduced Downtime
Right click to access the import function
Intelligent function modules
Online
View the usage details and contents of the
connected CPU. Determine the available memory
before and after writing to the CPU.
Easily change the view
mode
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The table view reveals
the size of each file
Robust Security
I need to make sure
I have enough
memory.
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Increased Productivity
Reduce total cost by using features designed to help make debugging and maintenance tasks faster.
Accelerated Debugging
Advanced search functions
Simple
project
Structured
project
Cross reference
Search by device type
Quickly find all related labels and devices to an item by using this tool.
Jump to the location of the results to confirm or make changes.
Include device type in your searches to narrow the results and avoid unintentional replacements.
This is particularly useful when a device is used many times throughout a program.
Accelerated Debugging
Searched for contacts
Right-click to access
the cross reference function
Cross reference
Double click
Double-click an item in the list to jump to
the location of that item in the program.
Find and replace
Rename labels and apply the change in batch throughout
all associated programs.
Search for labels and devices using partial spellings.
Reduced Downtime
Find and replace
Search by device type
Search changed to coil
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Robust Security
Replace "Auto"
with "Automatic".
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Accelerated Debugging
Accelerated Debugging
Improved monitoring features
Simple
project
Structured
project
Visualize changing values with custom timing charts
Program monitoring
Sampling trace
Examine the operational status of function blocks and programs in their respective languages.
Observe and change device values the same way as a standard ladder program.
Trace changes in device and label values over time.
Easily get an understanding of program and equipment operating status.
Examine the internal operation of function blocks
Simple
project
Structured
project
Increased Productivity
Reduce total cost by using features designed to help make debugging and maintenance tasks faster.
Check the ON/OFF
status of bit devices
Accelerated Debugging
Registered devices
and labels
Double-click
the function
block to open
Monitor the ON/OFF status
of bit devices
Monitor the current
value of word devices
Observe how word device values change
over time using the trend graph.
Watch windows
Accelerated Debugging
Test run programs without PLC hardware
Easily monitor, compare,
and test (change the value of)
devices and labels.
Structured
project
GX
Simulator
Simulator
Right-click a device or label to
register it in the watch window
Simple
project
Integrated
GX Works2 includes simulator functionality as standard.
Perform debugging tasks and confirm proper program operation even without access to PLC hardware.
Q25HCPU
QX10
QX41
QX41
QJ71BR11
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Use watch windows to make a list of values to monitor.
Accomplish debugging tasks quickly by monitoring only the relevant data.
Reduced Downtime
The value of devices and labels at
the selected time is shown in the
vertical axis column.
QJ71BR11
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
Connection to programmable
controller not required for testing
Programs can be debugged and tested at any time because access to physical hardware is unnecessary.
Using this functionality it is possible to write programs that work the way they are intended the first time
they are written to the programmable controller CPU.
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Increased Productivity
Reduce total cost by using features designed to help make debugging and maintenance tasks faster.
Accelerated Debugging
Keep track of program changes
Simple
project
Structured
project
Project revision
Revision verification
Easily keep track of different versions of the same project. By creating a revision entry, subsequent project saves
do not permanently overwrite previous versions of the project. Details about each version can be easily seen in
the revision list.
*Revision registration by users
without administrator status will
be implemented in the future.
Add and review further information
about each revision with as many
details as necessary.
List of matches and mismatches
between program files
Click
Double click
Generate a detailed list
of mismatched items
Accelerated Debugging
Easily find the desired version
by identifying the when, who*,
and what.
Easily identify what was changed and compare the differences between revisions using the verify function.
Reduced Downtime
Click
Revision restoration
If an unintended change is made, the project can
easily be restored.
Double click
Select from the revision list
I want to restore
the project to a
specific date.
Select the mismatch
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Restore
Display the exact location of the mismatch
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Reduced Downtime
Identify problems immediately using an interactive graphical system display
Simple
project
Structured
project
System monitor
To quickly spot errors, an icon will appear next to malfunctioning modules based on the severity of the error.
The interactive graphical system display provides immediate access to all of the diagnostic features and
information about every module.
PLC diagnostics
From one central window quickly read error and
status information, export log files to CSV, perform
remote CPU operations like reset, stop, CPU memory
format, and more.
Increased Productivity
Identify and recover from errors rapidly using comprehensive diagnostic tools.
Accelerated Debugging
Inspect the status of each
module at a glance.
Perform CPU
remote operations
Detailed module information
Reduced Downtime
Resolve intelligent function module issues
quickly by clicking on a module to open this
function.
All of the information relevant to the module is
displayed here including error codes, their
description, and possible solutions.
Simplify troubleshooting with a combined,
time-stamped, error history list for CPUs and intelligent
function modules. The details section provides
explantations of error codes and suggested solutions.
Note:
Currently only Universal model QCPUs support this function.
(with the first five digits of the serial number being 11043 or higher)
Supported intelligent function modules:
QJ61BT11N (first five digits of the serial number being 11042 or higher)
QJ71LP21-25, QJ71LP21S-25, QJ71LP21G, QJ71BR11, and QJ71NT11B
(first five digits of the serial number being 11042 or higher)
(Other intelligent function modules will support this function in the future.)
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Quickly identify the error, its cause, and solution
without the need to reference a manual.
Robust Security
System error history
CC-Link IE controller
network diagnostics
A visual display of every station on the network
allows rapid identification of problems.
View detailed error information, monitor the
status of other stations on the network,
download error logs from connected stations,
perform communication tests, and more.
Suspended stations or stations with parameter
errors appear with a red "X".
The location of faulty or improperly
wired cables is immediately apparent.
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Control file access
Simple
project
Structured
project
Protect intellectual property rights
Simple
project
Structured
project
User authentication
Block password
Prevent unauthorized access to project files by instituting user management.
Protect individual program components with separate user independent passwords. These block passwords can
add another layer of security in addition to user authentication and prevent the leak of valuable software assets.
If the user name and password are
entered correctly, the project may
be opened.
An incorrect user name or
password will be unable to
open the project.
Prevent data leaks by setting
a block password.
Protect "FB_Robot"
with a block
password.
Accelerated Debugging
Robust Security
Robust Security
Increased Productivity
Protect your investments with advanced security features.
Data security settings
Prevent unauthorized access, data modifications, and leaks
Prevent unauthorized access to different parts of a project. Users can be compartmentalized and only given access
to specific parts of a project.
Password registration
Simple
project
Structured
project
Prevent software leaks and unauthorized changes by setting a programmable controller CPU access password.
Configure object access privileges
Remote password
Project
management server
Reduced Downtime
Robust Security
Programmable controllers connected to a network can be a risk. Secure them using remote passwords to stop
unauthorized access.
Protect data with a password
Administrator
I don't want this data
to be edited without
proper authorization.
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Programmer
I can edit the data.
Robust Security
Prevent unauthorized access
User
I can read the data
but cannot edit it.
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Operating Environment
Manuals
Item
Operating manual
Description
OS
Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Basic Operating System
Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium Operating System
Microsoft® Windows Vista® Business Operating System
Microsoft® Windows Vista® Ultimate Operating System
CPU
Desktop PC: Intel® Celeron® Processor 2.8GHz or better, recommended / Laptop PC: Intel® Pentium® M processor 1.7GHz or better, recommended
Memory
At least 512 megabytes (MB) of RAM / At least 512 megabytes (MB) of Virtual Memoy
Computer
Microsoft® Windows Vista® Enterprise Operating System
Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional, Service Pack 2 or later
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition, Service Pack 2 or later
Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional, Service Pack 4 or later
The operating manuals are included on the CD-ROM with the software package.
Manuals in printed form are sold separately for single purchase. Order a manual by quoting the manual number (model code) listed in the table below.
Manual name
GX Works2 Version1 Operating Manual (Common)
Explains the GX Works2 software configuration and functions common to a Simple project and Structured project such as parameter settings and
online operations.
GX Works2 Version1 Operating Manual (Simple Project)
Explains simple project operations in GX Works2 such as program creation and monitoring.
GX Works2 Version1 Operating Manual (Structured Project)
Hard disk drive
At least 1 gigabyte (GB) of available HDD space
Optical drive
CD-ROM compatible drive
Display
Resolution 1024 × 768 pixels or higher
Explains the fundamentals of simple project operations in GX Works2 for inexperienced users such as how to create, edit, and monitor programs.
Communication interface
At least one of the following: RS-232 port, USB port, or an Ethernet port
GX Works2 Beginner’s Manual (Structured Project)
Explains structured project operations in GX Works2 such as program creation and monitoring.
GX Works2 Beginner’s Manual (Simple Project)
Explains the fundamentals of structured project operations in GX Works2 for inexperienced users such as how to create, edit, and monitor programs.
Supply status
IB/SH No.
Model code
Sold separately
SH-080779ENG
13JU63
Sold separately
SH-080780ENG
13JU64
Sold separately
SH-080781ENG
13JU65
Sold separately
SH-080787ENG
13JZ22
Sold separately
SH-080788ENG
13JZ23
Supported Programmable Controller CPU
Series
Universal model QCPU
Q series
Model
Q00UJ, Q00U, Q01U, Q02U, Q03UD, Q03UDE, Q04UDH, Q04UDEH, Q06UDH, Q06UDEH
Q10UDH, Q10UDEH, Q13UDH, Q13UDEH, Q20UDH, Q20UDEH, Q26UDH, Q26UDEH
High Performance model QCPU
Q02, Q02H, Q06H, Q12H, Q25H
Basic model QCPU
Q00J, Q00, Q01
FX0, FX0S, FX0N, FX1, FXU, FX2C, FX1S, FX1N, FX1NC, FX2N, FX2NC, FX3G, FX3U, FX3UC
FX series
Product Information
Single license product
Product name
GX Works2 Version1 (CD-ROM)
Single license product
Model
Model code
SW1DNC-GXW2-E
13PG70
Volume license product
Product name
Model
GX Works2 Version1 (CD-ROM)
Volume license product
SW1DNC-GXW2-EA
Additional license product
Product name
GX Works2 Version1
Additional license product
Model
Remarks
SW1DNC-GXW2-EAZ
This product does not include CD-ROM. Only license
certificate with the product ID number will be issued.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Nagoya Works is a factory certified for ISO14001
(standards for environmental management systems) and ISO9001(standards for
quality assurance managememt systems)
EC97J1113
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Mitsubishi iQ Platform Compatible
Programmable Controller Engineering Software
MELSOFT GX Works2
L(NA)08122E-B 0911(MDOC)
New publication, effective Nov. 2009.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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