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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 109483726, Entry date: 04/14/2016

Delivery Release SIMATIC WinCC V7.4

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Delivery Release SIMATIC WinCC V7.4

SIMATIC WinCC V7.4 and SIMATIC WinCC V7.4 ASIA are available for delivery effective immediately. SIMATIC WinCC V7.4 / WinCC V7.4 ASIA are considered to be a standalone product and full version. You can still purchase SIMATIC WinCC V7.2/V7.3 SE as well as SIMATIC WinCC V7.2/V7.3 SE ASIA.

Delivery will take place automatically within the scope of the WinCC Software Update Service.

1. Delivery release

In addition to the WinCC basic packages in the European version SIMATIC WinCC V7.4 and SIMATIC WinCC V7.4 ASIA , the following WinCC options are released or are compatible:

  • WinCC/Server V7.4
  • WinCC/Redundancy V7.4
  • WinCC/Archive V7.4
  • WinCC/UserArchives V7.4
  • WinCC/WebNavigator V7.4
  • WinCC/DataMonitor V7.4
  • WinCC/Connectivity Pack V7.4
  • WinCC/Connectivity Station V7.4
  • WinCC/WebUX V7.4
  • WinCC/ODK V7.4

You will be informed separately about the start of delivery or compatibility test of the following options:

  • WinCC/IndustrialDataBridge V7.4
  • SIMATIC Information Server 2014 SP2
  • SIMATIC Process Historian 2014 SP2
  • WinCC/Audit V7.4
  • WinCC/SES V7.4 (Sequence Execution System)
  • WinCC/CalendarScheduler V7.4
  • WinCC/EventNotifier V7.4
  • WinCC/Performance Monitor V7.4
  • SIMATIC ProAgent V7.4
  • SIMATIC Powerrate
  • SIMATIC B.Data
  • SIMATIC TeleControl

Other versions of these options cannot run with SIMATIC WinCC V7.4 / WinCC V7.4 ASIA or have not been tested for compatibility.

2. Contents

Compared to SIMATIC WinCC V7.3, SIMATIC WinCC V7.4 includes the following changes to the range of functions in addition to consolidation of the WinCC updates that have been published by then:

2.1. Operating systems

The following Microsoft operating systems are supported with WinCC V7.4:

  • Windows 10 (64-Bit) Professional, Enterprise for WinCC Server/ Single-user/ Client System
  • Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit) Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate for WinCC Single-user / Client System
  • Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit) Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate for WinCC Server / Single-user / Client System
  • Windows 8.1 (32-bit) Professional, Enterprise for WinCC Single-user / Client System
  • Windows 8.1 (64-bit) Professional, Enterprise for WinCC Server / Single-user / Client System
  • Windows 2008 Server R2 SP1 (64-bit) Standard, Enterprise for WinCC Server / Single-user system
  • Windows 2012 Server R2 (64-bit) Standard, Enterprise for WinCC Server / Single-user System

For Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, a maximum of three client connections is possible in multi-user systems.

2.2. Upgrade options

V7.x licenses can be upgraded directly to V7.4 with the corresponding upgrade packages.

2.3. Expanded functionality for WinCC/WebUX

Innovations include:

  • Expansion of the platform-independent Web clients with additional controls
  • Dynamic properties can be implemented with VB script or dynamic dialog
  • License packages are independent of the version and can be accumulated and combined with WebNavigator licenses

2.4. Expanded functionality of the WinCC Configuration Studio

Innovations include:

  • Efficient engineering with "drag-and-drop"
  • Mass data processing with "Find and replace"
  • VBA in WinCC Configuration Studio, for example, for automatic generation of tags in tag management as well as in tag logging

2.5. Communication

  • Expansion of the communication channel for SIMATIC S7-1200 and S7-1500

Increased number of connections (S7-1500 up to 128 connections)

Use of raw data tag communication

Establishing and terminating connections in Runtime

  • Single-user WinCC OPC UA communication channel for integration of process values

2.6. Simplified Runtime operation

  • Additional multi-touch operation in Runtime (e.g. zooming and panning within controls)
  • Size of toolbars can be adjusted
  • Configuring favorite pictures in Runtime

2.7. Extended functionality for WinCC controls

  • Introduction of two new controls:

-BarChartControl for displaying logging tags
-SysDiagControl for system diagnostics of S7-1200 and S7-1500 controllers

2.8.Graphics Designer

  • Drag&Drop functionality (e.g. you can drag tags from the Configuration Studio directly to a picture)
  • WinCC process pictures can now also be displayed as preview in the WinCC Explorer

2.9. Additional functionality

  • Simplified installation with the help of a "Record function" option
  • Remote maintenance through remote desktop protocol of select scenarios
  • WinCC WebNavigator ViewerRT can also be operated with load balancing
  • Define central WebNavigator settings for the STEP 7 multiproject


Additional information on the innovations in SIMATIC WinCC V7.4 / WinCC V7.4 ASIA is available in the "What's new in WinCC V7.4" document on the product DVD.

3. Software download

All packages for WinCC V7.4 EU version including Software Update Service (SUS) are available as downloads (software and license).

Would you like to access all automation software upgrades on the day of publication at any time and independent of the location?

Then it is best to switch to Online Software Delivery (OSD) right away to download the software packages. Additional information about Online Software Delivery is available at the following link:

4. Ordering data

WinCC V7.4 DVD / Download:

Registrierung notwendig WinCC_V7.4_DVD-DL_Orderdata.pdf (84.9 KB)

WinCC V7.4 Asia:

Registrierung notwendig WinCC_V7.4_Asia_Orderdata.pdf (76.8 KB)

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