IEC 61499 is a new domain specific programming and modeling paradigm for design and development of truly distributed control systems for industrial automation.

In this course on HMI and SCADA development, you will get an hands-on training on building a simple HMI for a water heating tank example.

We will use the EcoStruxure Automation Expert tool by Schnieder Electric

Important Note: To get the full value out of our On-Line Training, we recommend you to contact your local Schneider Electric agency for a demo license of EcoStruxure Automation Expert. Flexbridge does not provide access to the tool used in this course.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Installing EcoStruxure Automation Expert

    • Installing License

  • 2

    Getting Started with CAT function blocks

    • What are we building as an example

    • What is a CAT function Block

    • CAT Interface and Configuration

    • Canvas Configuration

    • Creating HMI - Part 1

    • Creating HMI - Part 2

    • Sub CATS

    • Faceplates

    • Initialization and CAT instances

    • Testing the app using soft PLC runtime

    • Using Source Code tab in CAT


  • Do you have special pricing for students

    Yes, please email any proof you have about your student status and we will give you a special price of 1 month access for just €61.25 (including tax).

  • What is the refund policy

    Unless required by law, there are no refunds available for the course.

  • What are the system requirements for the course

    To watch the videos, all you need is a modern web browser. In order to follow along and "learn by doing", you will need a Windows 10 machine.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. If you were an invited participant of the course and did not pay for the course, then you have 3 months access to the course. If you bought a student pack, you have 1 month access.

  • Does the price include taxes (VAT)

    The price includes taxes.

  • I want to buy as a company in Europe, can I get taxes waived off

    Yes, you can. Please send us an email with your EU VAT ID and we will send you an invoice without taxes applied and instructions on how to pay and enroll for the course.


Senior Instructor

Sandeep Patil

Sandeep Patil is senior lecturer at Luleå University of Technology (Sweden) and head of Research and Development at Flexbridge. He has been involved with IEC 61499 technology for more than 10 years.