Getting Started

  1. This software enables you to build and test data types, function block types, adapter types, functions, resource types, device types, network segment types and system configurations according to the IEC 61499 standard.
  2. This software has been extensively tested with JDK™ 8 on the following operating systems:
  3. Read the FBDK Terms and Conditions. If you agree with them, proceed with the next steps.
  4. Create a new working directory for the FBDK, for example C:\\fbdk2 in Windows systems or /home/username/fbdk2 in Linux systems.
  5. Download this file to the working directory you have just created: fbdk2.jar.
  6. To start up the FBDK in Windows with JDK 8, double-click on the fbdk2.jar file's icon in the working directory.
    • To start up in Linux systems, enter the following commands in a Terminal window:
      cd fbdk2 (the name of the working directory you created)
      java -jar fbdk2.jar
    • The FBDK will create all necessary sub-directories of its working directory, and will download updated versions of other needed files from the Holobloc website if necessary (this may take a few seconds).
    • The FBDK will not create, delete or modify any files on your computer except within this directory structure.
    • Holobloc Inc will not upload any files from your computer or track anything you do with this application.
  7. Each time that the FBDK starts up, you will see a notice like the following. You will need to click the "Yes" box to acknowledge that Holobloc Inc. incurs no liability by providing you with the FBDK.
  8. After you click the "Yes" box, the main editor window will start up and you can use the FBDK by following the instructions in the How To page.
  9. After launching the editor, the initial dialog will remain open to show you a list of the files that have been updated from the Web. You can then close this window at your convenience.

Last updated: 2017-03-14.
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