Digitalization with TIA Portal: Exchange of planning data from TIA Selection Tool via EPLAN Electric P8 in TIA Portal
The project planning data (device configuration, network configuration, PLC variables) of machines and systems are required by various tools. The open standard "Automation Markup Language" (AutomationML) has been developed so that project planning does not have to be recreated in each individual tool. AutomationML is an XML-based data format (AML file) for storing and exchanging project planning data.
To create an order list for the required components, the automation hardware is configured with the TIA Selection Tool (TST). TST enables direct ordering at the Siemens Industry Mall. TST can also be used to request the product data (EPLAN macros, dimensional drawings, 3D models, manuals, certificates, ...) of the Siemens articles used via the CAx Download Manager.
The configuration data generated in TST is exported to an AML file and imported into EPLAN Electric P8. The circuit diagrams are created in EPLAN Electric P8 using the imported data. For imported articles that are not available in the article management of EPLAN Electric P8, the EPLAN macros must be imported from the CAx Download Manager or macros from other manufacturers.
Once the circuit diagrams have been created, the data from EPLAN Electric P8 is exported to an AML file and imported into TIA Portal. The device configuration, the network configuration and the topology are adopted.
Documentation and project example
Documentation (1,5 MB)
Project example (34,0 MB)
Application example: Integration of planning data from TIA Selection Tool to TIA Portal
TIA Selection Tool
New workflow: TST -> EPLAN -> TIA Portal
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Digi Use Case, Digital Enterprise, Digital Workflow