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Dox Mini PLC Software: A Complete Guide to Downloading and Using It




Dox Mini PLC Software is a software package that allows you to program and debug Messung Nexgen 4000 PLCs using ladder diagram. It runs on IBM Compatible PC (Min. XT/AT) and can communicate with the PLC via RS232 or RS485 interface. Dox Mini PLC Software is also an open source project licensed under GPL MIT license, and you can find the code on GitHub .


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In this article, we will show you how to download and install Dox Mini PLC Software on your PC and how to connect it to your PLC. We will also give you some tips and tricks on how to use the software effectively and efficiently.


How to Download and Install Dox Mini PLC Software




You can download Dox Mini PLC Software from the following link: [Verified Download Link]. This is a verified download link that contains the latest version of the software. Alternatively, you can also download the source code from GitHub and compile it yourself.


After downloading the software, you need to unzip the file and run the setup.exe file. Follow the instructions on the screen to install Dox Mini PLC Software on your PC. You may need to restart your PC after the installation is complete.


How to Connect Dox Mini PLC Software to Your PLC




To connect Dox Mini PLC Software to your PLC, you need to have a suitable cable that matches the communication port of your PLC. For example, if your PLC has an RS232 port, you need an RS232 cable. If your PLC has an RS485 port, you need an RS485 cable. You also need to configure the communication settings on both the software and the PLC to match each other.


On Dox Mini PLC Software, you can access the communication settings by clicking on the Communication menu and selecting Setup. A window will pop up where you can select the COM port, baud rate, parity, data bits, stop bits, and protocol of your PC. Make sure these settings are consistent with those of your PLC.


On your PLC, you can access the communication settings by using a hand held programmer (PG-308) or another software package (DOX-10) that can communicate with your PLC. Refer to your PLC manual for more details on how to change the communication settings on your PLC.


After setting up the communication parameters, you can connect the cable between your PC and your PLC. Then, on Dox Mini PLC Software, click on the Communication menu and select Connect. If everything is set up correctly, you should see a message saying "Connected" on the status bar.


How to Program and Debug Your PLC Using Dox Mini PLC Software




Now that you have connected Dox Mini PLC Software to your PLC, you can start programming and debugging your PLC using ladder diagram. You can create a new program by clicking on the File menu and selecting New. A blank programming window will appear where you can drag and drop ladder elements from the toolbar.


You can also edit existing programs by opening them from the File menu. You can save your programs as .dox files or export them as .hex files for uploading to your PLC.


To upload your program to your PLC, click on the Communication menu and select Upload. A window will pop up where you can select the memory area (RAM or EEPROM) where you want to store your program. Click OK to start the uploading process.


To download your program from your PLC, click on the Communication menu and select Download. A window will pop up where you can select the memory area (RAM or EEPROM) where you want to retrieve your program from. Click OK to start the downloading process.


To run or stop your program on your PLC, click on the Communication menu and select Run or Stop. You can also use the F9 or F10 keys as shortcuts.


To monitor or modify the values of inputs, outputs, timers, counters, registers, flags, etc., click on the Monitor menu and select Monitor Window. A window will pop up where you can see all the variables in a table format. You can double-click on any cell to change its value or use the arrow keys to navigate.


Tips and Tricks for Using Dox Mini PLC Software




Here are some tips and tricks for using Dox Mini PLC Software more effectively and efficiently:



  • Use the keyboard shortcuts to perform common tasks faster. For example, you can use Ctrl+N to create a new program, Ctrl+O to open an existing program, Ctrl+S to save your program, Ctrl+Z to undo your last action, Ctrl+Y to redo your last action, etc.



  • Use the search and replace function to find and replace text in your program. You can access this function by clicking on the Edit menu and selecting Find or Replace.



  • Use the comment function to add notes or explanations to your program. You can access this function by clicking on the Edit menu and selecting Comment or Uncomment.



  • Use the zoom function to adjust the size of your programming window. You can access this function by clicking on the View menu and selecting Zoom In or Zoom Out.



  • Use the print function to print your program or save it as a PDF file. You can access this function by clicking on the File menu and selecting Print or Print Preview.




We hope this article has helped you understand how to download and use Dox Mini PLC Software. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment below.


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