The IA Series WorkPlace Tech Tool 5.x (WP Tech) is a cohesive, flexible system-engineering tool compatible with Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional or Windows® XP Professional. It uses a Microsoft Visio® 32-bit drawing interface for graphic representation of control applications and control objects. WP Tech is designed for use with all I/A Series MicroNet controllers. Using WP Tech, a user customizes an application to fit specific job requirements, compiles the application, and downloads the application to a standalone or networked controller. WP Tech allows a user to program IA Series MicroNet controllers using its extensive library of specialized, individual control objects. WP Tech features easily understood drag-and-drop graphic representations of common control algorithms and functions, and easy-to-use wizards that automate controller configurations.