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Welcome to Ignition by Inductive Automation

Welcome to Ignition by Inductive Automation, the next generation of accessible, scalable, and data-centric HMI/SCADA/MES software. Ignition was designed from the ground up to be approachable and easy to get started with, but highly flexible and capable of scaling up to the largest projects.


This guide aims to introduce you to Ignition and its architecture, get you started quickly, and then provide all of the reference resources you should need as you become more proficient with the system.


We recommend proceeding through this manual roughly in the order that it's laid out. In particular, we recommend starting with the following topics:

What is Ignition?
Architecture Overview
Quick Start


But how do I...?

Of course, it would be impossible for us to anticipate every question or goal a reader might have, and therefore we strive to be as approachable and helpful as possible. The Getting Help section outlines a variety of ways that you can find answers to any questions that might not be answered here. Additionally, we encourage users to contact us with feedback about the product or this manual. Our goal is to always provide powerful and straight-forward software that solves problems, and to this end we rely heavily on the feedback of our users and integrator partners.