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I'm new to the software, and I have a project that requires using Visilogic. I watched the tutorials provided by Unitonics' youtube channel for a kickstart. But come the "communication & OS" step, I kept, and keep getting the error 207 (shown in the pic below). I have no idea what to do nor how to solve it, HELP ! 

PS : I'm using Vision 570 for the hardware, and visilogic 9.8.79 BETA (downloaded from Unitronics' website)

S : I 1st suspected my laptop to have an issue, so I used another one, and still got the same error. Any help and steps to solve this, and explanation of this issue would be a great help. Thanks in advance.

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One of the nice things about Unitronics PLCs is there are several ways to communicate with them from your computer. Tell us exactly what method you are using, what type of cable, what version of Windows you are using, etc, and someone will help you troubleshoot.

One other thing, mind if I ask why you would attempt to use the BETA version of the software, rather than the released version, if you are new to the software?

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I'm using windows 10, and I downloaded the BETA because honestly it was the 1st one to be recommanded at the website, given it's the latest version of Visilogic. As to the hardware so far I'm not using any : I'm still learning the ways through visilogic, so I was planning on just starting on a simulation. Specifically I've been following this tutorial :

 

You will find the part where I have an issue in min 6:44. I'm assuming the guy in the tutorial isn't plugging any hardware either, otherwise he would've mentionned it in a previous part, but at that point it works for him and not for me.

What do you think the problem is, and how do I solve it please ?

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23 minutes ago, chay said:

I'm assuming the guy in the tutorial isn't plugging any hardware either

That would be a bad assumption. The Communication selection of the Connection dropdown is communication WITH THE PLC. You are getting that error because you have no PLC connected to VisiLogic.

26 minutes ago, chay said:

I'm still learning the ways through visilogic, so I was planning on just starting on a simulation

There is no simulation software for Unitronics PLCs. Their philosophy is that their software is free and their PLCs are inexpensive enough that you can download their free software and purchase a PLC for less that you would spend on other manufacturer's software alone. You should be able to find a Unitronics Samba PLC for $300 or less and it programs the same way as all the Unitronics Vision PLCs using VisiLogic.

I think you'll find VisiLogic to be a joy to work with. It's intuitive and powerful. Pony up for a PLC and have some fun.

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32 minutes ago, chay said:

I downloaded the BETA because honestly it was the 1st one to be recommanded at the website, given it's the latest version of Visilogic.

@Cara Bereck Levy, has there been a response to the request that this be changed?

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I was actually judging from my experience with Step7 to be honest, it didn't require plugging the automate to run a simulation, hence my assumption, but now I understand they're not basics. Alright I will try ir with the PLC. I already have a V570 to work with. Thank you so much for your time and help. 

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Good luck! Also note that there are example projects that came with your VisiLogic Installation, located in the help menu.

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