Automation Studio Student Version

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Automation Studio
Developer(s)Famic Technologies Inc.
Stable release
Operating systemWindows Vista and later
TypeSimulation, prototyping, systems design
LicenseProprietary software

Automation Studio is a circuit design, simulation and project documentation software for fluid power systems and electrical projects conceived by Famic Technologies Inc.. It is used for CAD, maintenance, and training purposes. Mainly used by engineers, trainers, and service and maintenance personnel. Automation Studio can be applied in the design, training and troubleshooting of hydraulics, pneumatics, HMI, and electrical control systems.[1][2]

Two versions of the software exist:

  • Automation Studio Professional
  • Automation Studio Educational

The educational version of Automation Studio is a lighter version used by engineering and technical schools to train future engineers and technicians. The software is designed for schools that teach technical subjects such as industrial technologies, mechatronics, electromechanical technologies, electrical & electronics, automation, and maintenance. Modeling and simulation are used to illustrate theoretical aspects.

  • 2Libraries features
  • 3Versions


Automation Studio has various symbol libraries. All libraries follow standards such as ISO, IEC, JIC and NEMA.

  • Hydraulics
  • Pneumatics
  • Electrical (IEC & NEMA standards)
  • Fluid Power & Electrical Component Sizing
  • Valve Spool Designer
  • OPC communications server
  • Bill of Materials & Report
  • PLC Ladder Logic
  • HMI & Control Panel
  • Digital Electronics
  • Sequential Function Chart (GRAFCET)
  • Electrical Controls
  • Multi-Fluid Simulation
  • Teachware
  • Manufacturer's Catalogue
  • Workflow Manager

Libraries features[edit]

Automation Studio is used as a design and simulation tool in the fields of hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical and automation.

Automation Studio Hydraulics[edit]

Automation Studio Hydraulics’ functions are used for hydraulic system engineering purposes. Automation Studio Hydraulics includes a specific symbol library and uses modeling techniques such the Bernoulli’s law and the gradient method.

Automation Studio Hydraulics is the main aspect of Automation Studio: it is used to conceive and to test hydraulic systems while taking into account thermal parameters. It displays inside views of the elements in the schematics. The Automation Studio library includes additional elements such as commands and control devices (PID controller, CAN bus, and servo-direction).

Fluid power is one of the central elements in such simulation.

Automation Studio Pneumatics[edit]

Automation Studio Pneumatics is similar to Automation Studio Hydraulics, but the simulation is done for air rather than fluids. This library, like Automation Studio Hydraulics, is used to design and test models.

Thus, the simulation elements that are used are not the same as those in the hydraulics library.

Automation Studio Electrotechnical[edit]

The electrotechnical module in Automation Studio is used for design, simulation, validation, documentation and troubleshooting of electrical diagrams. It includes multi-line and one-line representation according to the users' choice. The different aspects of the IEC and NEMA international standards are respected: components’ identification, symbols, ratings, ports names, … etc.

The electrotechnical module works simultaneously with the fluid power technologies which allows the users to design and simulate complete systems.


Automation Studio Professional[edit]

  • 1996-2000: 1.0 to (Windows 98, 2000, Me, XP, NT 4.0);
  • 2003-2004: 4.0, 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.2 (Windows 2000, XP, NT 4.0);
  • 2005-2006: 5.3, 5.4 (Windows 2000, 2003, XP);
  • 2007: 5.5 (Windows XP, Vista);
  • 2008: 5.6 (Windows XP, Vista);
  • 2009: 5.7 (Windows XP, Vista);
  • 2011: 6.0 (Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8);
  • 2014: 6.1 (Windows 7, Windows 8);
  • 2016: 6.2 (Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Vista).[3]

Automation Studio Educational[edit]

  • 2002-2005: 4.0, 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.2 (Windows 2000, XP, NT 4.0);
  • 2006: 5.3 (Windows 2000, 2003, XP);
  • 2008: 5.6 (Windows XP, Vista);
  • 2009: 5.7 (Windows XP, Vista);
  • 2014: 6.1 (Windows 7, Windows 8);
  • 2016: 6.2 (Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Vista).

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What is Automation Studio?

Automation Studio is a visual system designs for engineering projects. Developed by Famic Technologies, it has had a history of use in academic as well as training settings for people in the electric, technical, pneumatic, and engineering fields. Since the program is also a simulator, it can be used not only to visualize projects, concepts or structural models but also to test their efficacy. While students and trainees use it for these purposes, it is used by professionals as well prior to their implementations, as may be gathered from the existence of a Professional Edition alongside the Educational Edition.

Both allow virtual system design, animation and simulation. That said the professional edition naturally has more advanced features. For example, its diagramming tools for system outline or creation are more in line with professional document standards, include more part symbols and options for creating custom icons, failure management resources post-simulation, and also more configuration tools for various system parts. The Educational Edition is also more geared towards students of electrical circuit design while the Professional Edition supports design/simulation for hydraulics, electro-hydraulics, pneumatics, and electro-pneumatics.

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