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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 109748223, Entry date: 11/07/2017

Digitalization with TIA Portal: Integration of planning data from TIA Selection Tool to TIA Portal or EPLAN Electric P8

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  • Associated product(s)
TIA Selection Tool (TST) offers the possibility to export configurations (hardware configuration, network configuration) as “AutomationML” files. These AML files can be imported into projects by TIA Portal and EPLAN Electric P8.

The free TIA Selection Tool (TST) is an intelligent product catalogue for industry products and features a broad range of functions for individually creating hardware and software configuration. TST can export configurations as AML file for TIA Portal and EPLAN Electric P8.

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1. TST (or TST cloud) can import and export AML files.

2. TIA Portal up to V14 SP1 or higher can import and export AML files.
  • Requirement: TIA Portal Openness as of V14 SP1
  • The import and export functions in TIA Portal are executed on the basis of the TIA Portal Openness function.
  • TIAPortal Openness is a free part of every TIA Portal product (e.g. STEP 7). The installation is done separately.

3. EPLAN Electric P8 2.7 can import AML files from TST.

4. EPLAN Electric P8 2.7 can export AML files

Documentation and example project
  Documentation (1,8 MB)
 Registrierung notwendig  TIA Selection Tool project (19,7 KB)

Further information
TIA Selection Tool

Additional Keywords
ECAD, STEP 7,Digi Use Case, Digital Enterprise, Digital Workflow

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