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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 107657741, Entry date: 01/12/2015

Delivery release of SINAMICS Startdrive V13 SP1

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For SINAMICS Startdrive V13 the Service Pack 1 the delivery release is available. Also Servicepack 1 is available to: SIMATIC STEP 7 V13 SP1 (103627307) WinCC V13 SP1 (104509915) ...

For SINAMICS Startdrive V13 the Service Pack 1 the delivery release is available.

Also Servicepack 1 is available to:

Highlights of SINAMICS Startdrive V13 Service Pack 1

Integration within S7 station upload

  • During the upload of the S7 station a proxy will be created for each connected drive, subsequently the S7 compile leads to correct results regarding the I/O configuration.
  • During the upload of the real drive, the proxy will be replaced. Prerequisite: The device name, the fieldbus address (PROFIBUS or PROFINET/IP) and the I/O configuration or the telegram configuration is identically. Otherwise a new drive will be created in the project.

Improved usability

    Easy assignment of the PROFINET device name, similar to SIMATIC devices, especially within the list of reachable devices.
  • CU250S-2:
    Easy activation of the EPOS functionality and free function blocks via the commissioning wizard (independent from the used runtime version)
  • Online working:
    Online-Values/Parameters are directly shown via the parameter editor
  • Offline working:
    No automatic connection to the drive, while calling the commissioning and diagnostic editor

Safety integrated commissioning

  • Online setting of the F-address is now possible (independent from the runtime version)
  • Clear naming of the activation/deactivation button for the safety commissioning
  • Correction within in the mask „sending direction“ (functional view > communication): Only supported safety functions of SINAMICS G120 are displayed in „S_ZSW1“
  • Extension of the safety chapter within the Startdrive Tutorial SINAMICS Startdrive Tutorial

Error corrections

  • Correction for S7-PLC compile (Integration already in Startdrive V13 Update 1)
  • Correction for delta/star connection within the commissioning wizard (Independent from the runtime version)

Interplay with SIMATIC S7-300/400 and S7-1500/1200

  • Control of the drive functionality from the PLC program via unique drive HW-IDs (identifier)
  • Performance: Reduced S7 compile times for connected drives (compared to Startdrive V12 SP1 and Startdrive V13 Update 1)
  • Drive library extension included in SINAMICS Startdrive:
    • Simple usage of the drive functionality via the PLC program
    • Innovated function blocks available for S7-1200/1500: and S7-300/400:
      • SINA_POS (FB284)
      • SINA_SPEED (FB285)
      • SINA_PARA (FB286)
      • SINA_PARA_S (FB287) -> optimized function block for read/write of single parameters only, ideal for S7-1200

System requirements

SINAMICS Startdrive V13 SP1 is released for use with the following operating systems (64 bit, Windows 7, also 32 bit):

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise SP1

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise

  • Microsoft Server 2008 R2 StdE SP1 (only STEP 7 Professional)

  • Microsoft Server 2012 R2 StdE

  • Microsoft Windows XP is not supported





Operating system

Recommended PC/PG hardware

From Intel® Core™ i5-3320M 3.3 GHz or comparable

8 Gb

1920 x 1080

64 bit

Compatibility with other products

  • SINAMICS Startdrive V13 SP1 can be used with STEP 7 Professional / Basic V13 SP1 and WinCC V13 SP1 in a framework.
  • The TIA Portal V13 products SINAMICS Startdrive, STEP 7 (incl. PLCSIM) and WinCC have to be upgraded to the same version (V13 SP1).
  • Startdrive V13 SP1 can be installed on a computer in parallel to Startdrive V12 / V12 SP1 and STARTER.
  • Virtualization platforms supported:
    • VMware Workstation 10
    • VMware Player 6.0
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
  • The following virus scanners have been tested:
    • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1
    • Trend Micro Office Scan Corporate Edition 10.6
    • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014

Important Note for the following installation scenario:

Startdrive Standalone and STEP 7 is already installed; Startdrive should now be installed as STEP 7 option and then an Update to V13 SP1; STEP 7 could be already updated to V13 SP1.

The installed Startdrive Standalone Program has to be de-installed as following:

  • Control Panel -> under “Program and Features“ select the entry „Siemens Totally Integrated Automation Portal V13“. (De-installation)
  • Afterwards tick in the configuration for the de-installation only „SINAMICS Startdrive V13“ and then “Next”
  • SINAMICS Startdrive V13 Standalone will be now de-installed.

After the de-installation has been completed, the Startdrive V13 SP1 as STEP 7 option can be installed; For this execute "Startdrive_Optional_V13_SP1.exe".

Selection and ordering data, prices


Article no.


Startdrive commissioning tool for SINAMICS

  • Delivery on DVD incl. Single License and Certificate of License
  • Supplied as internet download incl. Single License and Certificate of License
  • Languages supported: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (simplified)


A handling fee will be applied.

The internet download of the actual version is available at no charge under 68034568 .

Supplementary conditions according to lists of supplementary conditions under 55416849.

You can find additional product information on the marketing internet page for SINAMICS Startdrive: http://www.siemens.com/startdrive.

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