Use the following organizer to view the key help topics. All links open in a new tab.
Open Automation Software Workflow
Programmatic Access Methods – Protocols and Tools for Creating Applications
Steps to Evaluate Open Automation Software
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Step 1 – Download and Install
- Download Open Automation Software from https://www.openautomationsoftware.com/downloads/open-automation-software/
- Install Open Automation Software.
- Note: All products are included with this one setup including drivers for Modbus, Allen Bradley, Siemens, and MQTT.
Step 2 Install other required applications (optional)
- Visual Studio – If you plan to develop .NET applications and you will need Microsoft Visual Studio. If you do not have a copy of Visual Studio visit Microsoft’s Visual Studio Express product page and select to download Express for Desktop and install. This is a free version of Visual Studio.
- Note: If you install Visual Studio after Open Automation Software uninstall Open Automation Software and reinstall.
- SQL Server Express: If you plan to implement Data Logging or Alarm Logging and need a free database engine visit Microsoft’s SQL Server Express product page and select Download SQL Server Express and install. This is a free version of SQL Server.
- Note: Open Automation Software also works with Oracle, mySQL, the classic MS Access, and CSV files.
Make use of the support resources:
- This online help -View the Contents section of this file for a list of easy to follow guides in setting up the most common features of Open Automation Software.
- View the Videos section of this file for a list of online video training. You can follow along while watching the video while you learn quickly and also see other important aspects.
- The Basic Start Video is a good video that demonstrates some of the most commonly used features of Open Automation Software with a .NET application.
- Review the FAQ – In each section there is a Frequently Asked Questions section which is all listed in the common Frequently Asked Questions.
Contact Support if you have questions about any of the products or steps to implement Open Automation Software.