Model Broker for Logic Diagrams

Reduce your control application development time and effort!

Model Broker for Logic Diagrams is a cloud service for automatic translation of PDF logic diagrams to control application software.


Model Broker for Logic Diagrams helps automating the engineering effort required to create control application programs from existing engineering drawings. Automatic translation also reduces possible errors caused by manual creation of control logic from logic diagrams.

Source Material

Model Broker for Logic Diagrams supports engineering drawings in vectorized PDF format as source material. However, raster image support is currently under development.

Translation Presets

The rules for translating logic diagrams are based on highly customizable translation presets that can be configured to improve recognition and mapping of symbols, their connections and text.

Target Models

Current supported targets are the PLCopen XML and Apros®. PLCopen is a standardized XML format for representing industrial automation programs in IEC 61131. Apros® is a dynamic simulation tool.

Vectorized PDF Support

Model Broker for Logic Diagrams supports engineering drawings in vectorized PDF format as source material. Vectorized drawings differ from raster images as they are composed of well-structured paths, while raster images are bitmaps of pixels. Most of the CAD tools utilized in industry for drawing logic diagrams support vectorized PDF format. Model Broker for Logic Diagrams only support vectorized PDF. However, raster image support is currently under development.

Are you interested in knowing if your design material is supported by Model Broker for Logic Diagrams? Do not hesitate to contact us for more information!


Translation based on adaptive rules

Model Broker for Logic Diagrams can recognize the drawing sheet area, symbols, their connections and text in the logic diagram. It then automatically translates the diagram logic into the target format. Automatic translation in Model Broker for Logic Diagrams is based on editable translation rules called translation configuration presets. These presets can be edited for improving the results of the translation.

Editing translation rules is easy and it is required only once before the actual translation is carried out. Initial configuration of the translation rules can be based on pre-existing configuration presets but the rules can be further customized to adapt to your design material.


PLCopen XML and Apros 6 target formats

Model Broker for Logic Diagrams can be used to translate logic diagrams into two formats: PLCopen XML and Apros 6.

PLCopen XML is a standardized format used to represent control programs that follow the widely used industrial standard for control application software development IEC 61131.

Model Broker for Logic Diagrams also supports Apros 6 as a target format. Apros is a dynamic simulation tools for modeling and simulation of thermal-hydraulic processes, such as power generation plants, district heating networks and pulp and paper mills.

Interested in translating your existing control logic diagrams into your automation system? Become a Pilot Partner! We are currently looking for additional pilot cases to further test Model Broker for Logic Diagrams. Please contact us for more information!


Screenshots

Symbol recognition results on the UI

Translation comparison on the UI

PLCopen XML export results