This application recommendation proposes a modelling method of automation project configuration data by means of the engineering data format AutomationML. It describes the recommended use of role and interface classes as well as the recommended structures to be considered within the instance hierarchy of an AutomationML project.
A very frequently occurring task within the planning process of production and automation systems is the exchange of automation project configuration information of automation system devices between ECAD and PLC systems. To avoid multiple engineering in the participating systems ECAD and PLC systems need an interface for sharing this information. In case of beginning engineering in the ECAD tool certain rules must be observed to get the hardware information in the correct location in the PLC tool. In case of beginning engineering in the PLC tool non placed functions must be placed and operated in the ECAD tool. This application recommendation describes these workflows and the method of hardware configuration modelling using AutomationML.