Using the FBDK with the Eclipse™ IDE

Getting Started

  1. Download the following archive to a convenient location, e.g., the Desktop:
  2. From the Eclipse File menu:
    • Import... → Projects from Folder or Archive
    • → Import source: < location>
    • → Folder:fb4e.zip_expanded/FB4E
  3. The imported project will appear in the Package Explorer as shown in Figure 1.
  4. From the popup menu of the FBDK4E.launch resource, select Run As → FBDK4E.
  5. Click the Yes button on the initial FBDK dialog. The FBDK will then download the required files and open the FBEditor.
  6. Close the FBEditor and FBDK3 windows.
  7. Click Refresh on the popup menu of the FB4E project. You'll then see that the required files are loaded as shown in Figure 2.
  8. After refreshing, FBDK4E will appear as a sub-menu entry of the Run → External Tools menu.

Running the FBDK

  1. Launch the FBDK by running the FBDK4E external tool.
    • If your computer is online, this will automatically check for and install updates to the FBDK.
  2. Use the FBDK to create, edit and delete IEC 61499 Library Elements.
  3. Refresh the FB4E project from its popup menu when you need to:
    • Have Eclipse automatically compile Java™ files generated by the FBDK, or
    • Edit Java, XML or HTML files generated by the FBDK.
  4. If you have compiled any Java files, you should close and re-launch the FBDK4E tool to ensure that it is working with the currently compiled versions.