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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 109759993, Entry date: 10/08/2018
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Delivery Release SIMATIC WinCC V7.5

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Delivery Release SIMATIC WinCC V7.5

SIMATIC WinCC V7.5 and SIMATIC WinCC V7.5 ASIA are available for delivery effective immediately. SIMATIC WinCC V7.5 / WinCC V7.5 ASIA are considered to be a standalone product and full version. You can still purchase SIMATIC WinCC V7.3 SE/V7.4 SP1 as well as SIMATIC WinCC V7.3 SE/V7.4  SP1 ASIA. 

Delivery will take place automatically within the scope of the WinCC Software Update Service. 


1. Delivery release

  
In addition to the WinCC basic packages in the European version, SIMATIC WinCC V7.5 and SIMATIC WinCC V7.5 ASIA , the following WinCC options are released or are compatible:

  • WinCC/Server V7.5
  • WinCC/Redundancy V7.5 
  • WinCC/Archive V7.5
  • WinCC/UserArchives V7.5
  • WinCC/WebNavigator V7.5
  • WinCC/DataMonitor V7.5
  • WinCC/Connectivity Pack V7.5
  • WinCC/Connectivity Station V7.5
  • WinCC/WebUX V7.5
  • WinCC/ODK V7.5
  • WinCC/CloudConnect V7.5


You will be informed separately about the start of delivery or compatibility test of the following options:

  • WinCC/IndustrialDataBridge V7.5
  • SIMATIC Information Server 2014 SP3
  • SIMATIC Process Historian 2014 SP3
  • WinCC/Audit V7.5
  • WinCC/SES V7.5 (Sequence Execution System)
  • WinCC/CalendarScheduler V7.5
  • WinCC/EventNotifier V7.5
  • WinCC/Performance Monitor V7.5
  • SIMATIC ProAgent V7.5
  • SIMATIC Energy Manager
  • SIMATIC TeleControl


Other versions of these options cannot run with SIMATIC WinCC V7.5 / WinCC V7.5 ASIA or have not been tested for compatibility. 


2. Contents

Compared to SIMATIC WinCC V7.4 SP1, SIMATIC WinCC V7.5 includes the following changes to the range of functions in addition to consolidation of the WinCC updates that have been published up to this point: 


2.1. Operating systems

The following Microsoft operating systems are supported with WinCC V7.5:

For WinCC server / single-user / clients / Web clients

  • Windows 10 (64-bit) Professional, Enterprise
  • Windows 10 (64-bit) Enterprise LTSB (Long-Term Servicing Branch)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit) Standard, Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2016 (64-bit) Standard, Datacenter

With Windows 10, a maximum of three client connections is possible in multi-user systems.


For WinCC/WebNavigator clients and WinCC/DataMonitor clients, the following are also approved:
  • Windows 7 SP1 Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate 32-bit / 64-bit
  • Windows 8.1 Professional, Enterprise 32-bit / 64-bit

You can find details (e.g. information about specific Windows 10 versions) and any current compatibility statements via the Compatibility Tool 64847781 


2.2. Upgrade options

Two upgrade levels are available to upgrade existing WinCC licenses to V7.5.

  • Upgrade from WinCC V7.4 (SP1) to WinCC V7.5
  • Upgrade from WinCC V7.2 / V7.3 to WinCC V7.5


New functional features include:


2.3.   Extended functionality for object-oriented configuration

  • Import and use of structured data types from S7-1500 PLCs and OPC UA data sources
  • Use of structure data types as an interface to the faceplates

2.4.    Enhanced functionality for designing the runtime interface

  • Additional characteristics for dynamization of SVG graphics from the WinCC library
  • Integration of the central color palette in the project design template including option for changeover during runtime
  • Color design of the virtual keyboard can be customized for touch operation


2.5.   Communication 

  • OPC UA client enhanced for Alarm & Condition
  • Option to configure access rights for WinCC tags via the WinCC OPC server
  • Option to enable/disable connections for all WinCC communication channels
  • Enhanced communication driver for Mitsubishi i-QR PLCs Mitsubishi i-QR PLCs
  • WinCC Cloud Connect for sending WinCC data to cloud systems using the MQTT protocol


2.6. Graphics Designer

  • Simplified configuration of multi-language texts and font settings for all text elements in graphics
  • New "Animation" option for dynamization of object properties without script programming
  • "Color picker" for easy color matching and "character map" for using icon fonts


2.7. WebUX

  • Auto login can also be configured for "operate mode"
  • Support of additional properties for dynamizing the trend control at runtime
  • Use of colors from the central color picker also possible for interrupt configuration
  • Support of new SVG graphics with dynamic properties


2.8.   Additional new features

  • Revised Tag Simulator (Look&Feel of Configuration Studio) with new simulation capabilities
  • System tags for monitoring communication channel and login performance values
  • Structuring of WinCC pictures (PDLs) in subfolders possible
  • Menu and toolbars can be configured via new editor in the Configuration Studio

Note:

You can find additional information on the new features in SIMATIC WinCC V7.5 / WinCC V7.5 ASIA in the section "What's new in WinCC V7.5?" in the WinCC help system / manual.


3. Software download

All packages of WinCC V7.5 EU version including Software Update Service (SUS) are available as downloads (software and license).

Would you like to access all automation software upgrades on the day of publication at any time and independent of the location?

Then it is best to switch to Online Software Delivery (OSD) right away to download the software packages.  Additional information about Online Software Delivery is available at the following link: 
https://w3.siemens.com/mcms/topics/en/simatic/licenses/Pages/Default.aspx


4. Ordering data

WinCC V7.5 DVD/Download:

  WinCC_V7.5_orderdata_eu.pdf (423,0 KB)

WinCC V7.5 Asia:

  WinCC_V7.5_orderdata_asia.pdf (435,9 KB)


5. Know-how and training for WinCC V7

  • WinCC V7 topic page, the most important information about WinCC in Online Support at a glance (entry ID: 93906404)
  • Compatibility Tool (entry ID: 64847781)
  • SITRAIN course SIMATIC WinCC (entry ID: 109758633)
  • SITRAIN advanced course SIMATIC WinCC and Options (entry ID: 109758660)