i-pIDtune is an interactive software tool that integrates system
identification and PID controller design. The tool supports experimental design and execution under plant-friendly conditions, high-order ARX estimation, and control-relevant model
reduction leading to models that comply with the IMC-PID tuning rules. All these stages
are depicted simultaneously and interactively in one screen. Thus, i-pIDtune allows to display
both open- and closed-loop responses of the estimated models and important control-relevant
validation criteria, what enables the user to readily assess how design variable choices, control
performance requirements and model error can impact the achievable closed-loop performance
from a restricted complexity model estimated under noisy conditions.