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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 109797235, Entry date: 11/16/2021

SIMATIC Automation Compare Tool

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The SIMATIC Automation Compare Tool allows you to compare or view STEP 7 program objects
The following STEP 7 program objects are supported::
  • Code blocks
  • PLC tag tables
  • Data blocks (DBs)
  • User data types (UDTs)

The objects must be in SimaticML format. SimaticML is a Siemens proprietary XML format for STEP 7 program objects. You can use tools such as TIA Portal Openness and Version Control Interface (VCI) to save STEP 7 objects to SimaticML files.
You can also export a comparison or view to a PDF file.

Start of the SIMATIC Automation Compare Tool
  • Explicit start in Windows for the comparison of LAD/FBD blocks which have been exported, for example, via Openness from a TIA project in XML format.
  • Integration of the Version Control Interface (VCI) for direct start from the TIA Portal, to compare blocks in the TIA Portal with the files in the VCI Workspace.

Registered customers can download the current version of the SIMATIC Automation Compare Tool and use it at no charge in conjunction with VCI or Openness.

The software is subject to export restrictions. Download is only possible for registered users. Please note that, due to strong demand, registration for export-restricted downloads will take some time. ( Link : 109744535 )


Last Changes
Version for TIA Portal V17

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