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Old December 1st, 2016, 11:52 AM   #1
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Connected Components Workbench Slow

I have to program a micro850 for the first time using Connected Components Workbench. My first impressions are not good. In fact I would say this is the worst software I have used for a long time. My biggest gripe (apart from the dreadful debugging) is how long it takes to actually build and download a simple program (over a minute), and online changes are even worse. At this rate it will take me a month to code something that would normally take a week or so.


I have a fast i7 machine with lots or ram & a SSD that can rebuild a large Visual Studio multi project solution in less than 20 seconds yet the compiler on CCW takes a lifetime to compile a few lines of code.



Anybody else used this software? Is this normal? I have tried connecting via USB and Ethernet but still the same.
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Old December 1st, 2016, 12:29 PM   #2
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Yes. Only used it once, but found the same thing. Viewing online is clunky at best and if you use ST its even more of a pain.

Nicely priced units but now Siemens have brought out a cheap entry level 1200 we ditched CCW.

The software is a bit of a let down, which is a shame because there are lots of features packed into it and the hardware is good.
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Old December 1st, 2016, 03:09 PM   #3
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I did a couple of small projects with the 800, software is diabolical, download took several minutes. Never again. The reason why I used the 800 was the price of 60.- per PLC.
I thought that was pretty cheap so I bought a few. Foolish me, I should have looked at the software first. So, yeah mate, you are not alone ...
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Not to mention how long it took me to figure out that the ladder must be compiled first and then downloaded
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