FAQ → Itris Import/Export Tool


General presentation

What is Itris Import/Export Tool?

Itris Import/Export Tool is a tool to import and export PLC codes from and to a Software Development Environment. These imports and exports are used by Itris Automation’s products, such as PLC Checker, PLC DocGen and PLC Converter.

Where can I get the Itris Import/Export Tool?

The Itris Import/Export tool can be downloaded from the following page: Itris Import/Export Tool.

Where can I get the Itris Import/Export Tool documentation?

The documentation is available in PDF. You can download it by following this link: download.
In this folder, you will find some general documentation about the Itris Import/Export Tool, as well as more specific documentation for each supported Software Development Environment.

How does the Itris Import/Export Tool work?

The Itris Import/Export Tool is a modular piece of software. To use it, you will need to download the main unit which will provide you with the graphical interface with which you will perform your import and export operations. To connect with the Software Development Environment that you are using, you will have to add plugins. Each plugin is specialised for a certain type of operation for a specific Software Development Environment. For instance, there is a plugin for code exportation from Schneider Electric Unity Pro or another for code importation to Siemens TIA Portal. Some plugins may require a specific configuration of which information can be found in the respective documentation.

Use case

What can I do with the Itris Import/Export Tool?

A standard use case for the Itris Import/Export Tool is to easily proceed with your PLC code imports or exports to or from the Software Development Environment that you are using, in order to use them with Itris Automation’s products. The code export function could also be used to create a backup copy of your code.

More advanced use cases include the ability to connect the Itris Import/Export Tool with your continuous integration systems, or to use it as an interface with other third-party tools. This capacity is possible thanks to the command-line interface proposed by the Itris Import/Export Tool.

Tool usage

Is the Itris Import/Export Tool compatible with the TIA Portal Import/Export Tool?

The Itris Import/Export Tool replaces the TIA Portal Import/Export Tool. It can be used to upgrade an old setup of the TIA Portal Import/Export Tool and works the same way. It differs from the TIA Portal Import/Export Tool as it is able to connect with different Software Development Environments to answer our customers needs more accurately. If you choose to upgrade your setup of the TIA Portal Import/Export Tool, you will not need to upgrade the modules you have setup with it as they remain compatible (unless you wish to do so). However, when installing new modules, you must be careful as the Itris Import/Export Tool and its plugins are not installed in the same folder as that for the TIA Portal Import/Export Tool.

How to setup the Itris Import/Export Tool?

The Itris Import/Export Tool can be setup like any other piece of software. You only have to download the elements that meet your requirements and let yourself be guided through the setup process. To know which elements you require, we have created an online selection tool which tells you exactly which plugins you need to download based on your system.
For more information about the plugin installation, please read the workbench specific documentation.
If you plan to setup the tool on a file path other than the default, then please ensure that the plugins are located in a subfolder of the main unit in order for them to be detected.

How to use the Itris Import/Export Tool?

You can get information on how the Itris Import/Export Tool works in the documentation.


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