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 Problems tab of the IDE will complain that "Project
'FB4E' is missing required library: 'fbrt.jar'" and the imported
project will look like this in the Package Explorer:
This is because the required files haven't been downloaded yet.
Here's how to fix it:
- Make sure your computer is online.
From the popup menu of the
select Run As → FBDK3.
Click the Yes button on the initial FBDK dialog. The FBDK
will then download the required files and open the FBEditor.
- Close the FBDK.
Click Refresh on the popup menu of the
project. You'll then see that the required files are loaded and
the problems disappear.
After refreshing, FBDK3 will appear as a sub-menu entry of
the Run → External Tools menu.
Running the FBDK
Launch the FBDK by running the FBDK3 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.
Shut down the FBDK by closing all the associated windows, go back
to the Eclipse IDE and 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
After performing the necessary operations in Eclipse, re-launch the
FBDK3 tool to continue operations with the FBDK.