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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 109753803, Entry date: 12/22/2017
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Sales release for WinCC V15

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Intuitive, efficient and future-proof - the engineering software for programming all HMI devices.

SIMATIC WinCC V15 provides an integrated engineering system with outstanding usability for the current SIMATIC Panel and PC systems. SIMATIC WinCC V15 also includes the visualization software for HMI Runtime stations for single-user and multi-user solutions.

To learn the latest on other TIA Portal products, refer to the following entries:

SIMATIC STEP 7 V15  

 109752225 

TIA Portal V15  109752224 


Functionality

Highlights

Support for SVGs

The SVG format is also supported in WinCC for static graphics.

Extension of ProDiag functionality

The criteria analysis display can be configured for improved process diagnostics. This can be used to display incorrect operands that have triggered a selected ProDiag or GRAPH message in the user program.  

OPC UA Client for SIMATIC WinCC Runtime Professional

Communication via OPC UA has been expanded:

  • Arrays and array tags are supported.
  • Communication via an OPC UA connection can be protected by a password.


Number of PLC connections for SIMATIC WinCC Runtime Professional

The number of possible integrated connections to S7 1200 and S7 1500 has been increased to 128.

Software Update Service (SUS) SIMATIC WinCC Runtime Professional

SUS for WinCC Runtime Professional has been available since November 2017: 109751896

Support for new industrial PCs

The following SIMATIC IPCs can be configured in the TIA Portal as well:

  • SIMATIC IPC477E 24" MultiTouch
  • SIMATIC ITP1000
  • SIMATIC IPC477E PRO


You can find information on the SIMATIC IPCs here: www.siemens.com/ipc 

Support for the expanded SIMATIC Panel portfolios

The following HMI devices can be configured in the TIA Portal:

  • TP1200 Comfort PRO
  • TP1500 Comfort PRO
  • TP1900 Comfort PRO
  • TP2200 Comfort PRO

Delivery release of SIMATIC HMI Comfort Panel PRO:109749824 
Delivery release of TP1200 Comfort PRO:109751707 


Information

Setup

Take note of the following changes relating to our engineering setups: 

Setup for STEP 7 Professional / WinCC Advanced Engineering
The STEP 7 Basic/Professional and WinCC Basic/Comfort/Advanced products are installed using a common setup program with the range of functions from STEP 7 Professional and WinCC Advanced. The functionality of the respective editions is activated with the license key.

Setup for STEP 7 Professional / WinCC Professional Engineering
The STEP 7 Professional and WinCC Professional products are installed using a common setup program with the range of functions from STEP 7 Professional and WinCC Professional. The functionality of the respective editions is activated with the license key.


Device support

Changed device support

The following HMI devices are no longer supported as of TIA Portal V15:

  • Panels: OP and TP of the 77 series, 177 series and 277 series
  • Multi Panels: Multi Panels of the 177 series, 277 series and 377 series
  • WinAC MP 177, WinAC MP 277, WinAC MP 377

Furthermore, HMI devices (Basic Panels, Comfort Panels and Mobile Panels) that are configured with device version V11.x are no longer supported as of TIA Portal V15. To continue using projects that contain HMI devices with V11.x in TIA Portal V15, change the device version of the respective device to at least V12.x before opening the project.

Provision of panel images

In order to optimize the size of the standard installation, as of TIA Portal V15 older versions of the HMI device images have been moved to an additional DVD. This affects the device versions: V13, V13 SP1, V13 SP2, V14. If you want to transfer HMI devices with these versions, install the respective image files.

The image files can be obtained and installed in the following ways:

  • Installation of the DVD "SIMATIC WinCC Legacy Panel Images V15"
 
  • Download of the DVD "SIMATIC WinCC Legacy Panel Images V15":
 109752566 

The HMI device images V12, V14 SP1 and V15 are installed using the standard WinCC V15 Setup. Optionally, the installation of these operating system images can also be deselected in the WinCC Setup. 

Mobile Panel 2nd Generation

Mobile Panels 2nd Generation can be configured with TIA Portal V15. However, the compiled project cannot be loaded to these devices. Until further notice, it is recommended to use HMI version 14.0.1.0 in new projects as well as in existing projects..

You can find additional information here: 109753749 


WinCC Runtime Software

WinCC Runtime Advanced

SIMATIC WinCC Runtime Advanced is the high-performance visualization software for simple, machine-level visualization tasks. It can be used as a single-station solution for all automation applications in factory automation, process automation, and building services automation.

WinCC Runtime Professional

SIMATIC WinCC Runtime Professional is a PC-based operator system for visualization and operation of processes, production sequences, machines, and plants from all industries - ranging from simple single-station systems to distributed multi-station systems and location-independent solutions with Web clients.
SIMATIC WinCC Runtime Professional is based on a next-generation development of WinCC Runtime V7.4 and provides access to WinCC archives via OPC HDA, OPC A&E / OPC XML Server and WinCC OLE-DB/OLE-DB. The basic package also includes APIs for Runtime to utilize the open programming interfaces. 

Runtime options for WinCC

Options for scalable plant configurations

  • WinCC Server for WinCC Runtime Professional:

    For setup of high-performance client-server systems

  • WinCC Redundancy for Runtime Professional
    For setup of high-performance client-server systems
  • WinCC Client for WinCC Runtime Professional:
    For setup of high-performance client-server systems
  • WinCC WebNavigator for WinCC Runtime Professional:
    For operator control and monitoring of plants over the Internet, in-house Intranet or LAN
  • WinCC Sm@rtServer for SIMATIC Basic Panels:
    For remote access to panel / single-user station, options for Runtime extensions
  • WinCC Recipes for WinCC Runtime Advanced / WinCC Runtime Professional:
    For managing data records
  • WinCC Logging for WinCC Runtime Advanced / WinCC Runtime Professional:
    For managing data records
  • WinCC Audit for WinCC Runtime Advanced as well as SIMATIC Panels:
    For recording of operator actions in an audit trail and electronic signatures
  • SIMATIC Logon:
    Central management of WinCC users throughout the system, options for IT and business integration – plant Intelligence
  • WinCC DataMonitor for WinCC Runtime Professional:
    For displaying and analyzing current process states and historical data on office PCs using standard tools, options for customized system extensions
  • SIMATIC Information Server:
    Web-based integrated reporting from production to management, based on archived data
  • WinCC Process Historian:
    Central, scalable, long-term archive for the entire plant
  • WinCC WebUX:
    For operator control and monitoring of plants independent of platforms and browsers over the Internet, in-house intranet or LAN 


System requirements for WinCC Engineering

WinCC Basic / Comfort / Advanced / Professional V15 are released for use with the following operating systems. You can find additional information on compatibility in the Compatibility Tool 

Operating system

WinCC
Basic

WinCC
Com. / Adv. / Prof.

 

32-bit

64-bit

32-bit

64-bit

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1

-

YES

-

-

Windows 7 Professional SP1

-

YES

-

YES

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1

-

YES

-

YES

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1

-

YES

-

YES

Windows Embedded Std 7 SP1

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

Windows 8.1 Professional

-

-

-

-

Windows 8.1 Enterprise

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

Windows 10 Home Version 1703  (OS Build 15063)

-

YES

-

-

Windows 10 Pro Version 1703  (OS Build 15063)

-

YES

-

YES

Windows 10 Enterprise Version 1703  (OS Build 15063)

-

YES

-

YES

Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB (OS Build 14393)

-

YES

-

YES

 

 

 

 

 

Windows Server 2008 R2 StdE SP1  (full installation)

-

-

-

-

Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 StdE (full installation)

-

YES

-

YES

Windows Server 2016 Standard (full installation)

-

YES

-

YES

 

 

 

 

 

 


Processor RAM

Graphics

Operating system 
Recommended PC/PG hardware

as of Intel® Core™

i5-3320M 3.3 GHz or comparable 

16 GB
(min. 4 GB)
 1920x1080 64-bit


System requirements for WinCC Runtimes

WinCC Runtime Advanced V15 and WinCC Runtime Professional V15  are released for use with the following operating systems. You can find additional information on compatibility in the Compatibility tool 

Operating system

WinCC
RT Advanced

WinCC
RT Professional

 

32-bit

64-bit

32-bit

64-bit

Windows 7 Professional SP1

YES

YES

*

YES

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1

YES

YES

*

YES

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1

YES

YES

*

YES

Windows Embedded Std 7 SP1

YES

YES

*

YES

 

 

 

 

 

Windows 8.1 Professional

-

YES

-

-

Windows 8.1 Enterprise

-

YES

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

Windows 10 Pro Version 1703  (OS Build 15063)

-

YES

-

YES

Windows 10 Enterprise Version 1703  (OS Build 15063)

-

YES

-

YES

Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB (OS Build 14393)

-

YES

-

YES

 

 

 

 

 

Windows Server 2008 R2 StdE SP1  (full installation)

-

YES

-

-

Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 StdE (full installation)

-

YES

-

YES

Windows Server 2016 Standard (full installation)

-

YES

-

YES

 

 

 

 

 

*) only for WinCC Client / WebNavigator Client / Data Monitor Client / WebUX Client



Processor RAM

Graphics

Operating system 
Recommended PC hardware WinCC RT Advanced
(32-bit)

as of Intel® Atom™ 1.3 GHz or comparable

as of 2 GB1280 x 80032-bit

Recommended PC hardware WinCC RT Advanced
(64-bit)

as of Intel® Celeron™ 1.4 GHz or comparableas of 4 GB1280 x 800 64-bit

Recommended PC hardware WinCC RT Professional
(32-bit)

as of Intel® Core™ i3 1.6 GHz or comparableas of 4 GB 1366 x 768 32-bit

Recommended PC hardware WinCC RT Professional
(64-bit)

as of Intel® Core™ i3 1.6 GHz or comparableas of 4 GB 1366 x 768

 64-bit











Compatibility with other SIMATIC products

You can find the compatibility statements for automation and drive technology in the Compatibility tool of the Industry Online Support. 64847781

Link to the compatibility tool
German: http://www.siemens.de/kompatool
English: http://www.siemens.com/kompatool


Knowledge Management and Training

  • Topic page with links to manuals and application examples for WinCC (TIA Portal)  90939751 
  • SITRAIN Introductory Course for WinCC Basic/Comfort/Advanced Sitrain 
  • SITRAIN Advanced Course for WinCC Basic/Comfort/Advanced Sitrain 
  • SITRAIN Course for WinCC Professional Sitrain 


Ordering data

The products with article numbers (order numbers) are listed in the attached file.

 Registrierung notwendig  WinCC V15 Order List (40.8 KB)

Note:
Download products are available for download immediately after delivery release. The package versions will be discontinued in the warehouse starting January 2018.

Trial Software Download

Here you can download a trial version of SIMATIC STEP 7 / WinCC V15 Engineering and test it for 21 days: 109752566

Software Update Service (SUS) Download Transition Offer - valid until 28 Feb 2018

We want to make it as easy as possible for our TIA Portal V14 SP1 customers to switch to TIA Portal V15 and keep their engineering software up-to-date. That is why we are offering an attractive SUS transition offer for these TIA Portal products as download for a limited time:

 SUS Download Product Article number
WinCC Comfort Download 6AV6612-0AA00-0AY0
WinCC Advanced Download 6AV6613-0AA00-0AY0
WinCC Professional 512 PowerTags Download 6AV2103-0DA00-0AY0
WinCC Professional 4096 PowerTags Download 6AV2103-0HA00-0AY0
WinCC Professional max. PowerTags Download 6AV2103-0XA00-0AY0
WinCC Runtime Professional Client 6AV2107-0DB00-0AY0
WInCC Runtime Professional 6AV2105-0XA00-0AY0

Requirement:

  • You have the current basic product with SUS capability.
  • The offer is only valid for the delivery type SUS download.
  • The SUS transition offer is available to all customers who order one of the SUS download products listed above after delivery release of TIA Portal V15.
  • You will receive a new SUS initial delivery (CoC, Certificate of Contract) and within 24 hours an additional free SUS delivery with the V15 upgrade as download.

Readme files

  ReadMe_STEP_7_WinCC_V15_enUS.pdf (518,6 KB)

  ReadMe_WinCC_RT_Advanced_V15_enUS.pdf (131,1 KB)

  ReadMe_WinCC_RT_Professional_V15_enUS.pdf (190,5 KB)



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