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RSLogix5000 PLC Program Backup procedure

RSLogix 5000 PLC projects are stored in a file format with the extension: *.ACD

The ACD file encompasses the entire RSLogix 5000 project and is the only file you will need to retrieve.

However, it is important to insure you retrieve the program that is currently running in the PLC.

The procedure for retrieving a PLC program differs depending on weather you have an existing copy of the PLC program on your computer or now.

If Your Computer Has the *.ACD Project For the Controller:

STEP 1 – OPEN THE RSLOGIX 5000 PROJECT FOR THE CONTROLLER

STEP 2- OPEN “WHO ACTIVE”

TO DEFINE A PATH TO THE CONTROLLER

STEP 3 – SELECT THE CONTROLLER

STEP 4 – GO ONLINE WITH THE SELECTED CONTROLLER

STEP 5 – IF THE SELECTED CONTROLLER HAS A NEWER VERSION OF THE RSLOGIX 5000 PROJECT YOU WILL BE PROMPTED, BE SURE TO SELECT THE UPLOAD OPTION

STEP 6 – SAVE THE CURRENT RUNNING PLC PROGRAM TO A NEW LOCATION AND ADD TODAYS DATE TO THE FILE NAME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IF YOUR COMPUTER DOES NOT HAVE THE *.ACD PROJECT FOR THE CONTROLLER

STEP 1- OPEN “WHO ACTIVE”

TO DEFINE A PATH TO THE CONTROLLER

STEP 2 – SELECT THE CONTROLLER


STEP 3 – CLICK UPLOAD FROM “WHO ACTIVE

STEP 4 – CLICK “SELECT FILE…” TO CREATE THE PROJECT FILE ON YOUR COMPUTER. SAVE THE CURRENT RUNNING PLC PROGRAM TO A NEW LOCATION AND ADD TODAYS DATE TO THE FILE NAME

Be sure to keep track of where you stored the RSLogix 5000 project *.ACD file

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