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Entry type: Application example, Entry ID: 106226404, Entry date: 09/25/2017
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Toolbox for HMI Projects

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It is often the small tools that make work easier. This entry contains some useful tools that you can easily integrate into your HMI configuration via libraries. For example, a stopwatch, a file explorer or also a calculator, .... The toolbox for HMI projects currently offers 29 tools already and is continuously expanded.

The HMI toolbox of Siemens Industry Online Support provides many useful tools that can clearly make every day work easier.
The different tools are available in global libraries and can thus be easily integrated in your visualization. This saves you valuable development time that you would have to invest in the development of separate tools.

The HMI toolbox comprises tools for six different subject areas: For each subject area there is a separate documentation and a global library or zip archive.



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All tools in one example
In the example project you can test the functions of all tools. In order to use them in your own project, use the respective libraries and documentation.
 Registrierung notwendig  Example project for Panels / WinCC RT Advanced V14 SP1 (66,2 MB) (all subject areas)


Time functions                           

Time functions are an elementary part of production. Instead of external “tools” such as, for example, a wall calendar, you can integrate the calendar directly into your visualization and make work much easier for the operator.

Tools

Basic
HMI

Advanced HMI Panel-based

Advanced HMI
PC-based
S7 controller
Basic PanelsComfort Panels
Mobile Panels

WinCC

RT Advanced

WinCC

RT
Professional

S7-
1200
S7-
1500

Alarm

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Calendar

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Stopwatch

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Timer

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Time switch

 xorx
    

World clock

xorx

  Documentation V13 SP1, V14 and V14 SP1 (2,0 MB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Library for Panels / WinCC RT Advanced V14 SP1 (845,0 KB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Library for Panels / WinCC RT Advanced V14 (840,8 KB)
 Registration required  Library for WinCC RT Professional V13 SP1 (2.5 MB)


Data transfer                         

Exchanging data between devices or persons is one of the basic requirements of automation technology. How can the operators of a large, distributed plant communicate with each other quickly and efficiently? How can you transfer the article number of a defective device to your cell phone so that you can retrieve the information when back at your desk?
Please use the following tools.

Tools

Basic
HMI

Advanced HMI
Panel-based

Advanced HMI
PC-based
S7 controller
Basic PanelsComfort Panels
Mobile Panels
WinCC RT AdvancedWinCC
RT
Professional
S7-
1200
S7-
1500

Chat

xorx

Barcode

xorxorxorx

QR Code

xorxorx

Email

xorxorx

Automatic data backup
of files

xorxorx

  Documentation V13 SP1 (961,2 KB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Library for Panels / WinCC RT Advanced V14 SP1 (876,9 KB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Library for Panels / WinCC RT Advanced V14 (874,7 KB)
 Registration required  Library for WinCC RT Professional V13 SP1 (1.2 MB)


Mathematical functions                         

Small calculations are a fixed part of the daily work routine of an operator. If products are manufactured for different regions, converting the units can be a lot of work. Small tools can help the operator and prevent minor errors.

Tools

Basic
HMI

Advanced HMI Panel-based

Advanced HMI
PC-based
S7 controller
Basic PanelsComfort Panels
Mobile Panels
WinCC RT AdvancedWinCC
RT
Professional
S7-
1200
S7-
1500

Unit converter

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Calculator

xorxorx

 Registrierung notwendig  Documentation V14 and V14 SP1 (1,3 MB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Library for Panels / WinCC RT Advanced V14 SP1 (1,8 MB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Library for Panels / WinCC RT Advanced V14 (1,8 MB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Library for WinCC RT Professional V14 SP1 (483,2 KB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Library for WinCC RT Professional V14 (482,0 KB)


Simplified operation                         

The user interface of the panels in the plant should be intuitive and with an easy to use design. It can support operators with functions they know from everyday life such as a home button that executes different functions depending on whether it is pressed for short or long time.

Tools

Basic HMI

Advanced HMI Panel-based

Advanced HMI
PC-based
S7 controller
Basic PanelsComfort Panels
Mobile Panels

WinCC

RT Advanced

WinCC
RT
Professional
S7-1200 S7-
1500

On-Screen Keyboard

xorx

Home button

xorxandx

Individual screen saver (solution 1)

xorx

Individual screen saver (solution 2)

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Check/radiobox

xorx

Info/settings page

xorx

Segmented control

xorxorx

 Documentation V13 SP1, V14 and V14 SP1 (2,0 MB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Library for Panels / WinCC RT Advanced V14 SP1 (6,2 MB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Library for Panels / WinCC RT Advanced V14 (6,2 MB)
 Registration required  Library for WinCC  RT Professional V13 SP1 (1.1 MB)


Increase clarity                          

To enable your operators to work in a structured way, the clarity of the user interface has to be paramount. TIA Portal provides several options, for example, to align elements with each other. The tools included here, such as, a notes function, round off these options.


Tools

Basic HMI

Advanced HMI Panel-based

Advanced HMI
PC-based
S7 controller
Basic PanelsComfort Panels
Mobile Panels

WinCC RT Advanced

WinCC
RT
Professional
S7-
1200
S7-
1500

Notes

xorxorx

Gauge Controls for Basic Panels

x

File explorer

xorxorx

Table View for Logs

xorx

Changing background by call of Pop-Up screens

xorx

Waiting view

xorxorx

Percentage view1

   xor x       

Bit monitor1 

   xor  x      

1 new tool

  Documentation V13 SP1, V14 and V14 SP1 (1,9 MB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Library for Panels / WinCC RT Advanced V14 SP1 (71,3 MB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Library for Panels / WinCC RT Advanced V14 (71,3 MB)
 Registration required  Library for WinCC RT Professional V13 SP1 (1.4 MB)


Simplified Engineering                          

Not only plant operators but also their engineers can be supported by little tools. With the aid of the rotation tool (MS Office AddIn), you can create a rotating object from any graphic and use it as a graphic list in your WinCC (TIA Portal) project.

As of TIA Portal V14 (WinCC Basic/Comfort/Advanced/Professional) you can use the "Siemens TIA Portal Icons Standard" font. The font provides frequently used graphic icons as typeset. This saves you development time for individual icons.
 

Tools

Basic HMI

Advanced HMI Panel-based

Advanced HMI
PC-based
S7 controller
Basic PanelsComfort Panels
Mobile Panels

WinCC

RT Advanced

WinCC
RT
Professional
S7-
1200
S7-
1500

Siemens icon font1

xorxorxorx

1 new tool

 Documentation V13 SP1, V14 and V14 SP1 (1,5 MB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Library for Panels / WinCC RT Advanced V14 SP1 (630,2 KB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Library for Panels / WinCC RT Advanced V14 (627,8 KB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Library for WinCC RT Professional V14 SP1 (483,2 KB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Library for WinCC RT Professional V14 (483,2 KB)
 Registration required  Tool "Rotationstool" (44.5 KB)
 Registrierung notwendig  "Siemens TIA Portal Icons Standard" font (1,1 MB)


Last Changes
Upate / new libraries for V14:

  • subject areas "Data transfer" und "Simplified operation" for Panels / WinCC RT Advanced
  • subject areas "Simplified engineering" und "Mathematical functions" for WinCC RT Professional

New libraries for V14 SP1:

  • all subject areas for Panels / WinCC RT Advanced
  • subject areas "Simplified engineering" und "Mathematical functions" for WinCC RT Professional

Update / new documentations for V14:

  • subject areas "Data transfer" und "Simplified operation" for Panels / WinCC RT Advanced
  • subject areas "Simplified engineering" und "Mathematical functions" for WinCC RT Professional

Update / new example projects for V14:

  • for Panels / WinCC RT Advanced
  • for WinCC RT Professional

New example projects for V14 SP1:

  • for Panels / WinCC RT Advanced

  • for WinCC RT Professional

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Security information
In order to protect plants, systems, machines and networks against cyber threats, it is necessary to implement – and continuously maintain – a holistic, state-of-the-art industrial security concept. Siemens’ products and solutions constitute one element of such a concept. For more information about industrial security, please visit
http://www.siemens.com/industrialsecurity.
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