About this User Manual
This Welcome section provides a broad overview and information relating to modules, architectures, installation, and an Upgrade Guide. The sidebar on the left is a table of contents organized so you can navigate easily and quickly through Ignition's features, modules, functions, and so forth.
The Glossary defines common terms and acronyms found in Ignition and in the industry. Finally, in the Appendix, you'll find an exhaustive list of all the Components, Expressions, and Scripting Functions in Ignition.
Take a look at the navigation section on the left and poke around, or use the search bar at the top of the navigation.
This User Manual is specifically for Ignition 8.1. Newer major versions of the software will have separate user manuals that focus on newer features.
Ignition is completely different from what you are used to using. See what Ignition is and some of the many things it can do for you. Learn the basics and how it can work for you.
New to Ignition? Get started by getting Ignition running on your computer in minutes with our Startup Guide. Download Ignition and evaluate the full version right away.
Installing and Upgrading
You can install Ignition in under 3 minutes; staying current is just as easy. No hassles, no secret handshakes, only one lightweight install and you can have clients running everywhere.
Ignition can support many different types of architectures from single standalone systems to vast enterprise level structures. Learn about the types of architectures and how they work.
New in this Version
Are you looking for something that has changed? Or maybe you want to see the things we have been adding to Ignition? Check out the New in this Version page for a list of improvements for each version.
Documentation for the Ignition Module SDK. Anyone looking to create a new module should start here.