To install the EtherCAT® network and configuration software, execute the following steps. For requirements, see Hardware Setup Requirements for TwinCAT 3.
Install a dedicated, EtherCAT compatible Ethernet card on the development computer.
Download or purchase the Beckhoff®
TwinCAT® 3 configurator (
The Beckhoff ET9000 configurator is no longer supported.
Install Microsoft® Visual Studio® on your development computer.
TwinCAT 3 uses the Microsoft Visual Studio IDE desktop as its user interface. See the TwinCAT 3 documentation for the required version.
Install the TwinCAT 3 software on your development computer.
The next task is Configure EtherCAT Network with TwinCAT 3.