Running your Movicon project

Installing and Running applications

Movicon is a software platform which allows you to create supervision applications and run them. Movicon therefore works in two modes:

  • Project Design (Development)

  • Running Projects (Runtime)

The typical Movicon installer includes two executable applications: movicon.exe and moviconRunTime.exe. Movicon.exe includes both project development and runtime execution, while moviconRunTime.exe includes runtime execution only.

When ready, testing and/or running of the Movicon project can be done in a couple ways.

First, using the Start Project (Alt+ F12) command from the Movicon editor ribbon shortcut.  This will start the project immediately from the development environment.

Second, by creating a runtime shortcut using the movicon.exe and project file with a special parameter (/R or -R) in the command line or shortcut target.

Create a runtime shortcut

Right click on the desktop background and select New then Shortcut, in the location field you can insert a string like below:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Progea\Movicon11.5\movicon.exe" -R "myproject.movprj"

Where "myproject" is the name of your Moviocn project. Then click Next, you can give you shortcut a custom name or leave the default movicon.exe.

Once the shortcut is created on the desktop, right click on it and select Properties, inserting the path to your project in the start in field:


The final shortcut configuration will be something like:

Target: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Progea\Movicon11.5\movicon.exe" -R "myproject.movprj"

Start in: "C:\Users\Public\Documents\Progea\Movicon\myproject"

Using moviconRunTime.exe

Subsequently using the moviconRunTime.exe will also produce the same results and would be configured similar to:

Target: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Progea\Movicon11.5\moviconRunTime.exe" "myproject.movprj"

Start in: "C:\Users\Public\Documents\Progea\Movicon\myproject"

Notice the -R or /R has been removed in the target line.

Note: The Movicon path and project paths must be enclosed between double quotations if the path contains any spaces.

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