NT_SetLocalTime 1:

The function block "NT_SetLocalTime" can be used to set the local Windows system time of a TwinCAT system (the local Windows system time is displayed in the taskbar).


    NETID   : T_AmsNetId;
    START   : BOOL;

NETID: This parameter can be used to specify the AmsNetID of the TwinCAT computer whose local Windows system time is to be set (type: T_AmsNetID). If it is to be run on the local computer, an empty string can be entered.

START: the block is activated by a positive edge at this input.

TIMESTR: Structure with the new local Windows system time (type: TIMESTRUCT).

TMOUT: States the length of the timeout that may not be exceeded by execution of the ADS command.


    BUSY  : BOOL;
    ERR   : BOOL;

BUSY: When the function block is activated this output is set. It remains set until a feedback is received.

ERR: If an error should occur during the transfer of the command, then this output is set once the BUSY output was reset.

ERRID: Supplies the ADS error number when the ERR output is set.

Further functions and function blocks for time and time zone:


Development environment

Target platform

PLC libraries to be integrated (category group)

TwinCAT v3.1.0

PC or CX (WES7/Win7/Win10: TC RT x86/x64, WEC6/7: TC RT x86, WEC7: TC CE7 ARMV7)

Tc2_Utilities (System)