The software is not backwards compatible.
Software is covered under End User Software Licence Agreement. Please find this under software selection.
Same software is used for UR3, UR5 and UR10.
Software updates must be done in steps for minor releases i.e. 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 etc.
Software will under normal circumstances be backward compatible, meaning that programs written in a previous version can run on the updated software.
However exceptions can in rare circumstances occur, in case a critical bug is identified and corrected that causes a different behaviour to a specific command.
It will be notified in the release notes.
UR3 is supported from software version 3.1.17779 onwards.
Robots from the following serial numbers needs to run minimum 3.1.18213 because of hardware changes.
- Installing new hardware components may require updating of software.
- Backward compatibility is not supported.
- Software updates must be done in steps for minor releases i.e. 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 etc.
Read This Prior to Updating Your Software
Updating the software may cause changes or restrictions to functionality.
It is recommended to always update to latest version of the software, as each new release fix bugs, add new features, and in general improve performance.
We advise you to thoroughly read the release notes before doing an update, in order to avoid surprises, caused by changed or added functionality.
In case of concerns related to your actual or planned applications, please contact your supplier for advice and assistance.
Software should not be downgraded to an earlier version than the version the robot was configured with when shipped from factory.
Breach of this may cause the system to not boot or malfunction
Release Notes 3.8 can be found here.
You will find how to update the robot in the Service manual.
NOTE: Internet Explorer will in some instances automatically detect the .urup file as an .xml file due to "intelligent" MIME handling of file types. If this is the case, make sure to select Save as type: All Files and then manually enter the correct file name and extension, ie. update.3.x.x.x.urup
Joint firmware All software updates include joint firmware. Joint firmware is updated automatically from software version 3.1.xxxxx and onwards.
- Robot software
- CB3 and CB3.1
- SW 3.8.0