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PLC hardware is half of the equation with software being the other. PLC software provides the tools to program and configure the hardware for your specific needs. Purchase DirectSOFT6 PLC software on CD or download DirectSOFT100 (100 word limit) FREE. This capable software has easy-to-use (IBox) instructions and helpful trend views.
Simplified packages make your selection fast and easy
PC-DSOFT6, the newest DirectSOFT version, has a host of advanced features that make it easier to program your DirectLOGIC PLC.
It supports full-featured 32-bit Windows-certified programming for all six DirectLOGIC PLC families, including all DL05s, DL06s, DL105s, DL205 CPUs, DL305 CPUs, and DL405 CPUs. The software supports an incredible array of online/off-line programming and documentation features, as well as our ALL NEW IBox instructions.
PC-DS100 is our FREE full-featured software
package that allows a maximum of 100 words for programming,
editing, and downloading in any DirectLOGIC CPU. A
perfect solution for small applications! Larger programs can be created and saved but NOT reopened or downloaded without
upgrading to the full version
... Free!Download PC-DS100
PC-DSOFT6 Windows PC programming and documentation
software, programs DL05/06/105/205/305/405 systems. Package
includes software CD and manual. Programming cable sold
PC-R60-U DirectSOFT upgrade, Rel 6.0. Allows you
to upgrade from a previously purchased DirectSOFT 16 or 32-bit
software version. Package includes software CD and manual. Not
compatible with any free versions of software. Proof of existing
purchased license required. Programming cable sold separately.
Money-Back Guarantee on Software
Yes, we're confident that our software can stand up to the test,
but you should be the judge. That's why we offer a 30-day
money-back guarantee, even on our software packages.
DirectSOFT6 PLC Programming Software - Functions and Features
DirectSOFT Software for DirectLOGIC PLC programming has never been easier! Along with several improved operational features, we have taken the guesswork out of everyday programming with the new IBox instructions.
Customizable Tool Bars for EVERY menu command.
Desktop Themes to allow you to customize your window and
tool bar look and feel.
All toolbars can be docked to any border or even floated
outside of the DirectSOFT window for maximum ladder
Set up the new D0-DCM for the DL05 & DL06 PLCs from a
menu, no ladder code required!
IBoxes with fill-in-the-blank-style instructions make
writing your program faster and easier (certain DirectLOGIC
Tabbed views optimize your viewing area so you see more
of what you need to see.
Customizable tool bars give you the flexibility to put
what you need where you want it.
Learn many new features and software shortcuts with the
new "Tip of the Day" feature.
The most notable feature in DirectSOFT6 is IBox instructions. These fill-in-the-blank instructions are designed to make your programming experience quicker and easier than ever. With the IBoxes many everyday ladder code tasks are now quick and easy. IBox instructions are available in six categories.
40+ new IBoxes are available in DirectSOFT6 and are compatible with LOGIC DL05, DL06, D2-250-1, D2-260, and D4- 450 CPUs that have supporting firmware (using Ibox instructions can increase the program size and PLC scan time).
PC system compatibility
Following are the recommended system requirements for running DirectSOFT6 on a PC:
1 GHz CPU
CD/DVD drive OR an Internet connection for loading software
Windows XP (Home and Pro)/Vista (all 32-bit and 64-bit
versions)/Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (No DOS, OS/2, MacIntosh,
Windows XP 64-bit, LINUX or UNIX versions, or 16-bit versions are
512 MB RAM and 50 MB free hard disk space
At least one unused serial communications port or USB
port using our USB-RS232, USB-to-serial adapter and/or 10-Base-T
or 10/100-Base-T Ethernet network card
Color SVGA monitor (1024 x 768)
Laptops: DirectSOFT6 is
perfectly suitable for use with laptop computers as long as they
meet the requirements shown above. Most laptops can be ordered
with a serial port as an option, which will allow a direct
connection to our DirectLOGIC PLCs. If your
laptop has a USB port, consider using our USB to serial adapter,
USB-RS232. If your laptop has an Ethernet port and you are
considering a DL05, DL06, DL205 or DL405 PLC, consider using the
Hx-ECOM100 Ethernet Communications Module to connect your PC to
Monitors: Any size monitor will work,
however, larger, higher resolution monitors enhance the features