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What Smart Tools are there for WinCC?

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Overview of the Smart Tools for WinCC

Configuration Notes
A detailed description of the available Smart Tools is available in the manual.

Note for WinCC V7.3
The WinCC Configuration Studio replaces the function of the WinCC Configuration Tool, WinCC Archive Configuration Tool, WinCC Tag Export/Import and WinCC Communication Configurator.

Description

Smart Tools

  • WinCC Configuration Tool
    After installation, help for this tool is available directly in Microsoft Excel under the menu item "WinCC".
    The Configuration Tool is a simple and powerful tool for configuring mass data in WinCC. Microsoft Excel serves as user interface. In this way you can create, import and edit a WinCC project in Microsoft Excel. Here you can use the operating advantages offered to you by Microsoft Excel. You can use the Configuration Tool to configure the data of the Data Manager, Alarm Logging, Tag Logging and the Text Library.
  • WinCC Archive Configuration Tool
    The WinCC Archive Configuration Tool is an Excel add-In. The tool permits simple and powerful configuration of mass data for archiving WinCC process values.
    In this way you can handle quantity frameworks for which the Tag Logging Editor provides insufficient support.
  • WinCC Cross Reference Assistant
    This tool searches all scripts for picture names and tags and extends them so that they can be recognized by the WinCC component "Cross Reference".
    This tool includes the functions of the "Script Upgrade" tool known from WinCC V 5.1.
  • WinCC Communication Configurator
    The Communication Configurator was already available in previous versions. In WinCC V6.0 it is assigned to the Smart Tools. Using the Communication Configurator you can adapt the WinCC communication parameters to existing situations in order to ensure an optimum balance between interference susceptibility and connection stability.
  • Export/Import of Tags
    The program exports all the connections, data structures and tags in corresponding CSV files from an open project. You can then import these into a second project. The CSV format permits you to process the files with a spreadsheet program before importing them again.
  • Tag Simulator
    The tag simulator is used for simulating internal tags and process tags.
    A typical field of application for the tag simulator is testing a configuration without process IOs being connected, or with process IOs connected but without the process running. If process IOs are not connected, you can only simulate internal tags.
    If process IOs are connected, you can use the tag simulator to supply the process tags directly with values. This permits you to run a function test of the HMI system with the original hardware.
    Another possible field of application for the tag simulator is in producing a project for demonstration purposes. Often there is no system connection available for presenting the HMI system, so here the simulator controls the internal tags.
  • Dynamic Wizard Editor
    You can use the Dynamic Wizard Editor to create your own Dynamic Wizard. Dynamic Wizards are used to automate frequently recurring configuration processes.
  • WinCC Documentation Viewer
    Print jobs of the WinCC logging system can be diverted into a file. In the case of large volumes of data one file is created for each log page. You can use the WinCC Documentation Viewer to display and print these documents.

Smart Tools up to WinCC V6.x

  • EasyLanguage
    EasyLanguage is a tool for exporting and importing language-dependent objects in and out of process images of WinCC. It helps when creating multilingual pictures by providing the option of translating language-dependent objects outside WinCC. Objects and user objects managed by the WinCC Text Library are not processed by EasyLanguage.

Smart Tools up to WinCC V5.x

  • UnlockMultiUse
    In a multiuser system it is possible to configure from different computers. Some editors can only be started once project-wide. If one of these editors is started, then WinCC locks starting of this editor on the other computers of the same project. Once the editor is closed, WinCC automatically releases the lock.
    Now the error case might arise that this lock is not released. The cause of this, for example, could be interruption of the network connections.
    UnlockMultiUse clears such locking situations.
  • ScriptUpgrade
    ScriptUpgrade searches scripts for picture names/tags and upgrades the scripts so that the WinCC Cross Reference component finds the picture names/tags and puts them in the cross-reference list.
  • Redundancy Test Tools: DCOMTest and RtFileView
    DCOMTest

    For checking the DCOM connection between two computers.
    RtFileView:
    For reading out important redundancy data and checking the aligning procedure of the failure times and aligned measuring points.
  • Address List Import
    Text address lists exported from KOMED (COROS LS-B) or PMCPRO (SIMATIC-S5) can be imported into the WinCC database using Address List Import.
    Address List Import also permits you to edit block access paths in text address lists from PMCPRO (SIMATIC-S5).

Note
Please also refer to the following entries on the topic of "WinCC Smart Tools":

DescriptionEntry ID 
 How do you install WinCC Smart Tools? 10880206 
 With what are SIMATIC WinCC V7.x, V 6.x and V5.x compatible? 64847781

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