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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.
This software has been tested
with the following JDK™ environments:
Create a new working directory for the FBDK, for example C:\\fbdk3
in Windows systems or /home/username/fbdk8 in Linux
Download this file to the working directory you have just
To start up the FBDK in
Windows with JDK 11, double-click on the fbdk8.jar
file's icon in the working directory.
To start up in Linux systems, enter the following commands
in a Terminal window: cd fbdk8 (the
name of the working directory you created) java
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.
Each time that the FBDK starts up, a small progress window
will open to show you which files are being updated from the Web. As
soon as the first few files are updated, a "Terms and Conditions"
(T&C) dialog will pop up over the log window as shown below.
You will need to click the Yes box to acknowledge
that Holobloc Inc. incurs no liability by providing you with the
After you click the Yes box, the progress window will
show the file updates being done, then will report that the FBEditor
is being launched.
After launching the editor, the progress window will
remain open for you to review the file updates that have been done
(if any). You can minimize or close this window at your
To ensure that the FBDK has appropriate file access on
Linux systems, you may need to close the editor and progress
windows, then type the following command in the terminal window
with the fbdk8 directory selected: sudo chmod -R a+rwx ./
You only have to do this once, then restart the FBDK
with java -jar fbdk8.jar
You can then use the FBDK by following the instructions in
the How To page.