Cscape, Free PLC Software

Cscape Free PLC software combines graphical ladder diagram programming (based on IEC-1131) with operator interface development to completely integrate the control package. It’s straightforward approach to programming by combining logic with messaging and networking.

Cscape Programmable Logic Controller Software is absolutely free to download. You’ll need to register for an account to get started. Be sure to use a valid e-mail address as the final download link will only be sent to confirmed accounts.

Programming Logic

Cscape features a powerful IEC-1131 style free form, drag and drop ladder editor. Nearly 100 functions to choose from, including conversion, string handling, and advanced math, flow control and more. For users who prefer to utilize all of the IEC-61131 languages, Cscape 61131 is available.

Operator Interface

Designed to simplify development of your Operator Interface screens while you develop your control logic. Screens can be called up from ladder logic or operate independently. Use a single set of I/O references-no duplication of effort.

I/O Configuration

Configure all your I/O from Cscape manually or automatically – with over 60 I/O modules available. Built-in expansion, and remote I/O are all handled in a straightforward manner.

Features Include:

  • Relay Ladder Logic
  • Floating Point Math
  • Motion Commands
  • Serial Read and Write Functions
  • Auto Tune PID
  • Modem and Networking Functions

Cscape Software Version 9.50 Software Release FREE
Updated: January 21, 2014

[Notice: Past users can download the upgrade under My Account.]
 Who should download Cscape 9.50?

  • Users downloading Cscape for the first time.
  • All Users of the new XL7 Controllers.
  • Users who wish to utilize the product enhancements listed below

Horner APG attempts to ensure full upward compatibility for new releases of Cscape. However, prior to deploying any new software package, users should take necessary steps to validate that the new software does not introduce problems in their application.

Carefully read these steps prior to downloading and installing Cscape 9.50:

  • If you choose to install Cscape 9.50 and retain previous versions of Cscape, you must move the previous versions to new folder(s) prior to installing Cscape 9.50.
  • Backup all application files (.csp) prior to using Cscape 9.50. Once application files are saved in Cscape 9.50, they can no longer be opened with previous versions of Cscape
  • Cscape 9.10B added an auto update from the Internet feature. This is currently being used to install service packs only. Major updates like Cscape 9.50 will need to be downloaded and installed at this time.

Cscape Version 9.50 is a NEW RELEASE offering a variety of product improvements

(Model & Firmware Specific Features)

  • Trend Object Supports Log to RM and Historical Replay
  • Object and Background Gradient Support
  • Bitmap Transparencies
  • CsCAN Networking Blocks in IEC61131 with Array of Structures
  • Full Support of Smart Block Family
  • Full Ethernet Support on LAN2 of the ZX Family
  • Support for Long File Names on XL4, XL7, and ZX
  • Extended Register Support for Contacts and Coils

Cscape Version 9.50 Enhancements

(No new firmware required)

  • TAG Based Programming Support in Horner Advanced Ladder
  • TAG Based Support in the Graphics Editor in IEC61131
  • Scroll Bars Over Program Area not all 9999 rungs of logic
  • CsCAN Networking Blocks in IEC61131 with Array of Structures
  • Enhanced Where Used
  • Import/Export text Tables and Alarm Messages as CSV file
  • Tool Tips in Graphics Editor

Cscape Version 9.50 Fixes

(No new firmware required)

  • Printing of Logic Modules on Page Edges
  • Debug Mode for Open Comm Block
  • Unicode Font support in Text Tables
  • Smart Stack Handling on OCS210
  • Ability to download program when Alarm Logging is not configured and using older firmware
Backup all application files (.csp) prior to using Cscape 9.50. Once application files are saved in Cscape 9.50, they can no longer be opened with previous versions of Cscape

You must register for an account and be logged in order to download Cscape.