Using the FBDK with the Eclipse™ IDE
Download the following archive to a convenient location, e.g., the
From the Eclipse File menu:
Import... → Projects from Folder or Archive
→ Import source:
The imported project will appear in the Package Explorer as shown
in Figure 1.
From the popup menu of the
select Run As → FBDK4E.
Click the Yes button on the initial FBDK dialog. The FBDK
will then download the required files and open the FBEditor.
- Close the FBEditor and FBDK3 windows.
Click Refresh on the popup menu of the
project. You'll then see that the required files are loaded as
shown in Figure 2.
After refreshing, FBDK4E will appear as a sub-menu entry of
the Run → External Tools menu.
Running the FBDK
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.
Use the FBDK to create, edit
and delete IEC 61499 Library Elements.
Refresh the FB4E project from its popup menu when you need
- Have Eclipse automatically compile Java™ files
generated by the FBDK, or
- Edit Java, XML or HTML files generated by the FBDK.
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.