Omron Tips and Tricks

Submitted on Mon, 11/07/2016
As part of Valin's committment to our customers, we are pleased to share the following Tips & Tricks to make working with Omron products a little easier.

Register Your Software

Please save and protect your license number and product code.  Customers lose them often and it's difficult to recover unless you register your software.

It’s very important that you register your Omron programming software with Omron.  Registration will not flood your email and will give you easy access to FREE upgrades to the software, which is upgraded at least once a year.  In addition, when you log into your registration account, you may be able to retrieve your license number if it is lost.

For Sysmac Studio, on the opening screen, click on the “Registration” menu item on the left side of the screen, then click “Register This License”.

For CXONE, open CX-Programmer.  Go to the “Help” menu and click on “Online Registration”

In both cases, you will need your license number and you may need the product code.

Keep Your Software Up-To-Date

Keep your valuable software up-to-date with FREE upgrades (upgrades are not free).  Omron has had numerous upgrades but has not had one since 2010.)

Even if you just installed your Omron programming software for the first time, it’s a good idea to check for upgrades.  Then it’s a good idea to upgrade at least once a year.

There is an upgrade tool installed with Sysmac Studio and CXOne.  You will find it in the program group for Sysmac Studio or CXONE on the start menu.  Look for “Omron Automatic Software Auto-Up-date”.  Contrary to its name, it does not automatically upgrade the software until you manually start it and follow the directions.

Productivity Enhancement Setting for CX-Programmer

Valin's engineers, most with more than 20 years of experience working with Omron products, suggest the settings below to make CX-Programmer easier to use and more productive. Customers may choose to try other option settings to enhance their experience with CX-Programmer, but these options will help you get started.

STEP 1: Select "Tools/Options" from the CX-Programmer menu

STEP 2: On the "Diagrams" tab, uncheck "Show in simple dialog mode"

STEP 3: Click on the "PLCs" tab and uncheck "Confirm all operations affecting the PLC

Step 3

STEP 4: Click on the "Ladder Information" tab. Select the options circled in red below. Note: Under "Lines", the more lines you add here, the more comment information will be visible.

Step 4

STEP 5: Click "OK" when done

STEP 6: In the tool buttons, find this button and click it so that it is selected as shown below.

Step 6

Productivity Enhancement Settings for Sysmac Studio

Valin’s Engineers, most with more than 20 years Omron experience, suggest the settings below to make Sysmac Studio easier to use and more productive. Customers may choose to try other option settings to enhance their experience with Sysmac Studio.

STEP 1: Select "Tools/Options" from the menu

Step 1

STEP 2: Adjust settings in the three indicated selections per below examples
  • Ladder
  • ST
  • Variables
Step 2

STEP 3: For Ladder and ST: Select the boxes as shown here

Step 3

STEP 4: For Variables: Select the radio button as shown here

Step 4

STEP 5: This message will appear, click "OK"

Step 5


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