May 26, 2020

Check Out What’s New in Visual Components 4.2.2!

We've added some new features and made improvements to the usability, stability, and performance of our products in this release. We also updated our license server. Here’s an overview of the updates!

New features in 4.2.2 

  • Siemens S7 PLC Connectivity
  • Fast robot teaching

Key Improvements in 4.2.2

  • CAD Importers
  • New process modeling statements
  • 4.2.2 Release Notes


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New Features

Siemens S7 PLC Connectivity (only available in Visual Components Premium)

Siemens S7 PLC Connectivity supports native connectivity to most physical and simulated Siemens PLCs, including older models. This native connection provides faster communication speeds with physical S7-1200 controllers and supports connection to S7-PLCSIM (not currently supported by OPC UA).

Siemens S7 Connectivity

Fast robot teaching

We’ve added quick buttons for robot teaching, so you can easily define points and generate motion statements in the 3D world, without switching menus. These 3D buttons appear as context options in the 3D world when the robot is selected and in JOG mode.

Improvements and Optimization

CAD importers

CAD importers have been updated to support the latest versions of Solid Edge, SolidWorks, and Siemens.

New process modeling statements

We’ve added new statements to expand the functionality of process modeling: send signal, wait signal, and run robot routine.

Other Improvements

Updated license server

We’ve released an updated version of our network license server (v2.0.8). This update includes improvements and bug fixes for license borrowing, usage logging, policy setting, and more.

Other improvements

We’ve made a number of usability and performance improvements in 4.2.2. Check out the Release Notes to learn more!

Other Improvements