How to install Eclipse IDE tools on Windows 10 | C++ with PLCnext Technology


This video shows how to prepare a Windows system for real-time C++ program development… …using the Eclipse integrated
development environment. There are 4 main steps required: Install Eclipse IDE. Install the PLCnext command-line interface. Install the software development kit for your target PLCnext hardware. And finally, install the Eclipse add-in for PLCnext. Before proceeding with the installation, make sure
that the Eclipse IDE for C/C++ developers is installed. Follow the installation
guidelines on the Eclipse website if required. Download the CLI setup program for Windows. Run this setup program. Read the software license terms carefully before accepting. Press the “Finish” button to complete the installation. A software development kit is required for every PLCnext hardware and firmware variant that a C++ application will
target. It is possible to install more than one SDK on a host system. In order for an SDK to be used by Eclipse
it must be installed on the host system using the CLI. Download one of the SDKs for a Windows host. Open a Windows command prompt. Navigate to the folder where the CLI was
installed. Use the CLI to install the SDK in a destination folder of your choice. In the Eclipse IDE, select “Install new software”
from the “Help” menu. Press the “Add” button. Press the “Archive” button and browse to the CLI installation directory. This directory contains an IDE plug-in for Eclipse. Select this plug-in file and press “Open”. Check the box beside the new component
and deselect the checkbox labeled “Contact all update sites…”. Start the installation process by pressing the “Next” button. Press the “Next” button again. Read the license terms carefully… …and if acceptable select the “Accept” option and press the “Finish” button. Restart Eclipse to complete the installation. When Eclipse restarts you may be asked
to provide a path to the PLCnext command line tool. Select “Change
preference path”… …and browse to the folder where the PLCnext CLI was installed. You are now ready to write deterministic
real-time C++ programs for PLCnext Control.

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