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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 109748099, Entry date: 09/18/2019

Testing and simulating HMI projects (TIA Portal) in conjunction with SIMATIC controllers, PLCSIM and PLCSIM Advanced

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Plant-wide simulation of HMI project planning with WinCC TIA Portal in conjunction with hardware CPUs, PLCSIM and PLCSIM Advanced.

When developing an automation system, it is often necessary to test the planned software.
For this, however, various components may be required which are not yet available during the project planning phase. Depending on the scope of the task, several HMI operator interfaces and SIMATIC controllers may be required, for example.
So that these tests can still be carried out, it is recommended to simulate the required hardware.

The application example shows:

What options exist for testing and simulating the HMI configuration including the associated SIMATIC PLCs.
  • Simulation of one or more HMI projects
  • Simulation of one or more controllers

What the requirements are.
  • Installed software.
  • Required licenses.

Which settings need to be made.
  • In the HMI configuration.

  • On the configuration PC.

  • On the HMI operator panel.

The following figure shows the testing of a program where the hardware is partially present. The existing hardware communicates with the hardware simulated on the Field PG.


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Additional Keywords 
test, runtime simulation, PLCSIM Advanced V2.0, virtual machine, VM

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