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4DIAC is a framework for distributed industrial automation and control. It aims to provide an open, IEC-61499-compliant basis that lets the user establish a distributed industrial automation and control environment based on the targets' portability, configurability, and interoperability.

Operating Systems

Last announcement

4DIAC Help 08 May 2014 15:00

We are proud to announce that 4DIAC-IDE now has its own Help Contents. The Help Contents are based on the 4DIAC Wiki, why we want to thank all of you who contributed to the Wiki. The Help Contents are also available through the Help button ( on the sourceforge project site and through the Help topic on Please submitt all requests on the Help Contents through 4DIAC's issue tracker on sourceforge. Cheers, The 4DIAC Team

Recent releases

  •  17 Jun 2014 20:59

    Release Notes: This is a maintenance release for 4DIAC-IDE 1.5 and the second maintenance release for FORTE 1.5, providing a set of bugfixes for both.

    •  17 Apr 2014 19:21

      Release Notes: This second maintenance release for 4DIAC 1.5 provides a set of bug fixes to 4DIAC-IDE (8).

      •  17 Mar 2014 21:08

        Release Notes: This is first maintenance release for 4DIAC 1.5 providing a set of bug fixes to 4DIAC-IDE (4) and FORTE (6).

        •  17 Feb 2014 21:04

          Release Notes: The main improvements of this release are syntax highlighting, code completion and just-in-time error checking in the Structured Text algorithm editor, better visualization of currently-monitored systems, better control over the FORTE boot-file creation process, and a new example project consisting of the automatic control of a simulated mechanical press. Many smaller improvements and bugfixes have been added. Together with the issues fixed during the maintenance of the last major release, 80 issues could be solved. There is now an official version for Mac OS.

          •  11 Feb 2014 12:31

            Release Notes: This second release candidate improves syntax highlighting in the new ST editor, fixes several issues in the ECC and in the application editor, and adds more tests and automatic test coverage assessment in FORTE.

            Recent comments

            17 Sep 2012 10:57 davidgoadby

            The website link is broken; there is comma in it where a period should be. http://www,


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