Principles of CASE Tool design for Automation Control [chapter]

Wolfgang Brendel
1996 Software Engineering for Manufacturing Systems  
Twelve principles which should be obeyed by every designer of CASE-tools for control automation are postulated, in order to avoid that a post-modem computer scientist with fancy ideas neglects the requirements of users who are much more conservative regarding taste, attitude and practicability. Much more importantly, PLC-programming has to be different from conventional software development because of the different kind of people who are involved in that task. The purpose of the following
more » ... ents is to give some hints as to which principles should be obeyed in designing a PLC-Programming system. Giving examples from the implementation of the Open Development Kit, an interactive PLCprogramming support environment confonn to IEC 1131-3 , we also give guidelines as to how to implement these principles in a real world environment. We close with first experiences from several hundred users and give an outlook to further topics both in research and development for the near future. A. Storr et al. (eds.), Software Engineering for Manufacturing Systems
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35060-8_7 fatcat:7j4lhn5agna7zcc7lgpzgvpwhy