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Entry type: FAQ, Entry ID: 109745208, Entry date: 04/11/2017
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How do you create a GSDML file for a communications processor in STEP 7 (TIA Portal)?

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You can create and export GSDML files for communications processors with firmware V2.7 and higher and STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V14 and higher.

Instructions
The instructions below are for creating a GSDML file for the CP1616.

  1. In your STEP 7 (TIA Portal) you open the device configuration and switch to the Network view.
  2. In the hardware catalog you navigate to "PC Systems > Communications modules > PROFINET/Ethernet >CP1616".
  3. Mark the communications module with article number 6GK1161-6AA02. With STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V14 and higher you can select the firmware V2.7.
  4. Drag-and-drop the CP1616 with article number 6GK1161-6AA02 and firmware V2.7 to the graphical area of the Network view.
  5. In the graphical area of the Network view you right-click the CP1616 and in the pop-up menu you select the "Properties" item.
  6. In the area navigation you open the "PROFINET interface [X1] > Operating Mode" dialog and enable the "IO device" option.
     

    Fig. 1

  7. Then open the "PROFINET interface [X1] > Operating mode > I-device communication" dialog and define the transfer area.
     

    Fig. 2

  8. In the area navigation you open the "General > Catalog information" and enable the "Enable customization" option". Here you have can assign customer-specific designations.
     

    Fig. 3

  9. Save and compile the configuration. During compilation you right-click the CP1616 and in the pop-up menu you select "Compile > Hardware (rebuild all)".
  10. Switch again to the "PROFINET interface [X1] > Operating mode > I-device communication" dialog and the "Export" button.
     

    Fig. 4

  11. In the next dialog you select the path to where you want to store the GSDML file and click the "Export" button.
  12. The generated GSDML file "GSDML-V2.32-#Siemens-PreConf_CP 1616_1-20170216-134339.xml" is located in your selected directory.

Further Information
More information is available here: Sample GSDML file for CP 1616 / CP 1604

Creation Environment
The screens in this FAQ response were created with STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V14.

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