GX Works2 is the next generation configuration and programming software for FX and Q Series controllers. Following the goal of maximum efficiency, GX Works2 allows developers to mix and match between five different programming languages, each conforming to a different programming style. It is left up to the developer to select the language most comfortable and best suited for the job. This environment conforms to IEC1131-3 standards, also allowing parts of projects to be saved in Libraries for use within future applications. That means once a function, function block, program, or structure is written, tested, and proven, it can be integrated into new systems within minutes. Completely customizable environment layouts follow the installation and not the project, meaning tool selection and shortcuts are optimized following the user's own intuition. Built-in network and special function module configuration tools keep project files organized and easy to access. Special function module parameters are setup using prompts and pull-down menus, not through arbitrary bit and byte assignments. A built-in virtual PLC on the computer enables complete system simulation before hardware even arrives on site. After the project is downloaded to the actual system, GX Works2 includes numerous monitor modes, trace functions, and online debugging capabilities to put the finishing touches on the application and speed it to commission status.
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represents the next generation in MELSOFT PLC maintenance and programming software. Its functionality has been inherited from both GX and IEC Developer, with improvements made throughout to increase productivity and drive down engineering costs.