Setup software for motor control devices
Published by Schneider Electric


  • Compatible devices
  • Configuration preparation in disconnected mode
  • Setup
  • Maintenance
  • Tabs
  • Connections

Compatible devices

  • Variable Speed Drives: Altivar 12, Altivar 31, Altivar 32, Altivar 61, Altivar 71, Altivar 212, Altivar 312, Altivar Machine ATV320, Altivar Machine ATV340, Altivar Process,ATV600, Altivar Process ATV900
  • Soft Starters: Altistart 22, Altistart 48
  • Servo Drives: Lexium 28, Lexium 32, Lexium 32i
  • DOL Starters: Tesys U
  • Motor Management system: Tesys T

Configuration preparation in disconnected mode

SoMove software has a genuine disconnected mode which provides access to the device parameters. This mode can be used to generate the device configuration.

The configuration can be saved, printed and exported.

SoMove software also checks the consistency of the parameters, validating the configurations created in disconnected mode.

A large number of functions are available in disconnected mode, in particular:

  • the device configuration software wizard
  • the configuration comparison function
  • saving, copying, printing and creating configuration files for export using Microsoft Excel® tool, and sending configurations by e-mail.


When the PC is connected directly to the device or to the communication bus, SoMove software can be used for:

  • transferring the generated configuration onto the device
  • adjustment and monitoring, which includes such functions as:
    • the oscilloscope
    • display of communication parameters
  • easy control via the control panel user interface
  • saving the final configuration


In order to simplify maintenance operations, SoMove software can be used to:

  • compare the configuration of a device currently being used with a configuration saved on the PC
  • transfer a configuration to a device
  • compare oscilloscope curves
  • save oscilloscope curves and detected faults


SoMove software provides fast, direct access to information on the device via five tabs:

  • My Device: Displays the device information (type, reference, software versions, option cards, etc.)
  • Parameters: Displays the device adjustment parameters, shown in a table or in the form of diagrams
  • Faults: Displays a list of the faults that may be detected with the device, the fault log and any current detected faults or alarms
  • Monitoring: Provides a realtime display of the device status, its I/O and the monitoring parameters
  • Oscilloscope: Provides a high-speed oscilloscope (for recording traces in the device) or low-speed oscilloscope (for recording traces in the software for devices that do not have an integrated oscilloscope)

SoMove's user interface automatically adapts to the specific configured device by offering additional tabs:

  • Safety: For configuring the Safety functions on Altivar 32 variable speed drives and Lexium 32 servo drives.
  • ATVLogic: For accessing the Altivar 32 drive's programmable function blocks.
  • Auto-tuning: For accessing the servo control settings for the three different operating modes of the Lexium 32 servo drive's auto-tuning function.

Additional tabs for Altivar Process variable speed drives:

  • My Dashboard: Displays the adjustment and display variables, in a configurable dashboard, in order to adapt to the client application
  • Functions: Displays a preview of the device adjustment parameters
  • Diagnostics: Displays the list of errors and alarms that have occurred on the device
  • Pump Applications: Provides access to special pump functions


  • Modbus serial link: The USB/RJ45 cable connects to the USB port of the PC running SoMove software and to the RJ45 port on the device.
  • Modbus Ethernet and Wi-Fi link: The RJ45/RJ45 cable connects to the Ethernet port of the PC running SoMove software and to the RJ45 Ethernet port on the device.The cable can also be used to connect the device to an Ethernet router, with the PC accessing the device remotely via a wired connection or Wi-Fi link.
  • Bluetooth® wireless link: SoMove software can communicate via Bluetooth® wireless link with any Bluetooth® enabled device. If the device is not Bluetooth® enabled, use the Modbus-Bluetooth® adapter. This adapter is connected to the terminal port or the Modbus network port on the device. It has a 20 m/65 ft range (class 2). If the PC does not have Bluetooth® technology, use the USB-Bluetooth® adapter which connects to a PC USB port.
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