Programming software - PLCNEXT ENGINEER

Engineering software platform for Phoenix Contact automation controllers. PLCnext Engineer is IEC 61131-3-compliant and is available free of charge under Downloads. Its functionality can be extended using paid add-ins. To do this, open the license configurator via the “Configure” button.

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Product Details

Product type Programming

Type of software On-premise
Intended use for the software Engineering software for controllers
License information
Type of license Single-user license
Network license
Basic functions Programming an automation system in accordance with IEC 61131-3
Planning an automation system
Setting of hardware and network parameters
Network-oriented or fully graphical programming
Web-based visualization based on open standards such as HTML5 and JavaScript
Expanded functionality Control cockpit for diagnostics
Integrated visualization editor
Integrated function Analysis
Data acquisition
Functional safety
Programming languages supported Function block diagram (FBD)
Ladder diagram (LD)
Structured text (ST)
Symbolic flowchart (SFC)
Configuration PROFINET (GSDML version 2.2 or later), INTERBUS, IO-Link revision 1.1
Associated hardware Phoenix Contact control
Supported controllers AXC F 1152, AXC F 2152, AXC F 3152, RFC 4072S, RFC 4072 R, BPC 9102 S, EPC 1502, EPC 1522
System requirements
Operating equipment Keyboard, mouse
Operating system Windows®10 desktop (64-bit), as of Build 20H2
.NET Framework 4.8
Processor Min. Intel® Core™ i5
Hard disk memory min. 2 GByte
RAM min. 8 GByte
Screen resolution HD (1920 x 1080)
Supported browsers Microsoft Edge
Languages supported German, English, Chinese
Add-in (optional)
PLCnext ENG ACI ACI (Application Control Interface) for controlling the PLCnext Engineer software remotely from external high-level language applications
PLCnext ENG MV Integrated viewer for displaying MATLAB® Simulink® models that can be processed on a PLCnext Technology controller
PLCnext ENG SAFETY Editor (TÜV-certified) for programming safety-related user applications and for configuring and starting up PROFIsafe devices on safety-oriented controllers with PLCnext Technology.
PLCnext ENG SFC Editor for programming the IEC 61131-3-compliant SFC (Sequential Function Chart) with integrated troubleshooting
PLCnext ENG HMI Generator HMI Generator for generating a complete visualization based on a user project, without any manual effort.
The project instances can be linked and placed via an XML configuration with HMI symbols.
PLCnext ENG SAFE-CFUNC This add-in can be used to create C function libraries and provide them with certificates. These libraries can be sent to a safety controller, without having to update the controller’s firmware.
PLCnext ENG ETH TOP VIEW This add-in makes it possible to read in and display the connected Ethernet topology. The devices together with the network addresses, ports, and connection types can be displayed in various views.

Item number 1046008
Packing unit 1 pc
Minimum order quantity 1 pc
Note Made to Order (non-returnable)
Sales Key D04
Product Key DRDBAC
Catalog Page Page 15 (C-6-2019)
Weight per Piece (including packing) 0.001 g
Weight per Piece (excluding packing) 0.001 g
Country of origin DE


ECLASS-9.0 27242501
ECLASS-10.0.1 27242501
ECLASS-11.0 27242501


ETIM 8.0 EC000809


UNSPSC 21.0 43233600

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Your advantages

Secure programming, certified in accordance with IEC 61508
Security by design, with the controllers of the PLCnext Control family
Uniform operation worldwide, thanks to programming according to IEC 61131
One software program for all engineering tasks
Less work and training involved, thanks to the optimized user interface
Time and cost savings, thanks to fully integrated programming in a single interface
Flexible engineering, thanks to the integration of individual function add-ins in the free basic version
Simplified engineering process, thanks to the use of automation modules and object-oriented programming