TC3 Preparations - Installation TCP/IP

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TwinCAT TCP/IP

The TwinCAT TCP/IP package contains a TCP/IP server we can use in our control software. Why do we need that? Well, our virtual production system uses RFID readers which communicate via TCP/IP. So, the server is required by the simulation to feign you such a RFID reader. And you will need the included libraries lateron to exchange data with these virtual devices.

Installation again is easy. Download the package from Beckhoff's download section under TwinCAT functions, also shown in the following screenshot:

TwinCAT TCP/IP Download

Afterwards, execute the setup. That's it.