frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Is AutomationML free of charge/freely available?

Yes. AutomationML schemas and documents are available with no license cost. Usage and implementation of AutomationML are free of charge for commercial and non-commercial applications. AutomationML is an open standard available through the IEC.

Will AutomationML association develop new engineering software tools?

No, the AutomationML association only defines the data format. However,it provides exemplary reference implementations as freeware. Please see our download page.

Who can join the association?

Every organization can join the AutomationML association as member.

What is the standardisation body for AutomationML?

The standardization body of AutomationML is the IEC. We intent to submit all parts as International Standards (IS). Additionally, the AutomationML association contributes to other standardization organizations with own proposals.

Is AutomationML in competition with other standards?

No, the AutomationML association strives for cooperation and harmonization.

Where can I get the schema?

Please see the download page. The semantics is defined in AutomationML Whitepapers, which can be also found on the download page.

Who are the members of the AutomationML group?

Members come from different industries and research institutes, tool vendors and users, software and service providers. Allmembers can be found on the members page.
The AutomationML community is open for new members.

Who has the lead in the AutomationML association?

The AutomationML association has promoting members, contributing members, and academic members. Although the promoting members have some more rights according to their higher fees, the major work happens in working groups with the same voting power for every participant.

What are the first steps getting familiar with AutomationML?

The first steps are listed on AutomationML web page.

Where can I find examples?

You can find implementers examples on our download page.


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