New Features in Automation Studio™ P6.4

« Overview of Other Features

* The availability of some of the new features is subject to the configuration of the purchased license.


UA communication protocol for OPC

OPC UA Client Communication Protocol

Addition of the OPC UA client communication protocol and addition of variable scaling and synchronous control of co-simulation.

Pneumatic cylinders models

Pneumatic Cylinder Models

Addition of a pneumatic diaphragm cylinder and of a multiport pneumatic cylinder configurator.

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Addition of components for renewable energy, such as the Photovoltaic cell and the Photovoltaic generator.

Variable Frequency Drive configuration

Enhancement of the Custom Component

The Custom Component enhancement allows the use of enumerations and structured variables to parameterize the generated component. The Block Diagram (Math) Workshop can be used to model the behaviours of the Custom Component. It is thus easy to create advanced components such as Electrical Variable Frequency Drives.

Automotive Library

Automotive Library

All components needed for automotive project development are now grouped into a specific library, which includes the electrotechnical components, under the SAE standard.

Sequence diagram

Sequence diagram

The Sequence Diagram is a visual and intuitive tool that allows you to create operation sequences quickly without requiring the use of a specific control language, or an electrical control circuit.


BOM on the document

BOM on the document

Complete redesign of the document’s BOM (bill of materials). The new version provides great flexibility of customization for the displayed information and for the appearance. Additionally, you can now edit component properties directly from the BOM.

Functional Groups Manager

Functional Groups Manager

Following ISO 1219-2’s recommendation, you can now subdivide any system into functional groups. You can then efficiently design, simulate, validate and visualize your system function-by-function and quickly compare the different options.



Embedded Views

Embedded Views

This function fulfills the training and technical publication requirements. It is used to add views from all different technologies into a single document. For example, it is possible to embed into a single page, a partial view of a hydraulic circuit, a 3D view and a partial view of a PLC, etc.



Additional simulation paces

Additional simulation paces

New simulation steps of up to 200ms are available in order to enable lighter computing demands during simulation. This feature is particularly useful for large projects.

Link with Unity 3D

Link with Unity 3D

With this link, your projects will benefit from the power of the Unity 3D engine. It will allow you to see your projects evolve in their own environments with a high level of realism. This feature is ideal for adding a touch of realism to digital twins developed within Automation Studio™.

Ladder Diagram LSIS

Ladder Diagram LSIS

Implementation of the new Ladder diagram module based on LSIS PLC specifications.

Mechanical connection ports on electrotechnical components

Mechanical connection ports on electrotechnical components

Electrotechnical asynchronous machines, stepper motors, permanent magnet DC motors are now equipped with mechanical connection ports. Position and speed sensors, as well as shafts and mechanical links, can be easily connected to machines facilitating the implementation of servo systems and linking to other modules.



Display of mechanical ports

Display of mechanical ports

A new option to display the different types of ports on the components: Mechanical, Electrical and Fluids.



Centrifugal pump

Centrifugal pump

Rotodynamic curve modelling is now available in order to support centrifugal pump simulation.


Electric machines

Electric machines

The Electrotechnical Module is now equipped with a new induction motor and a permanent magnet DC motor.


Compressible Fluids

Compressible Fluids

The simulation of new compressible fluids such as nitrogen, hydrogen, helium, methane and propane are now available in the Pneumatics Workshop.


Volume in pneumatic lines

Volume in pneumatic lines

The option to account for volumes in compressible fluid lines is now available. This increases the propagation precision of the working pressure.


Visibility option for connection port names

Visibility option for connection port names

You may now display all of the connection port names, or just the desired ones when inserting components from the main library.



Diagnosis of components with an available update

Diagnosis of components with an available update

Automation Studio™ 6.4 identifies improved components in a project. Depending on the type of improvement, you can update the project’s components either manually or automatically.


Optimized projects opening, saving and closing operations

Optimized projects opening, saving and closing operations

Significantly improved performance specifically when opening and closing large projects.



Current view printing

Current view printing

The option to print the current view is now available.


New language

New language

The Automation Studio™ interface is now available in Russian.