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Entry type: Product note, Entry ID: 14191321, Entry date: 01/19/2003
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New STEP 7 Version V5.2 Now Available  

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STEP 7 V5.2 has been released for delivery. Clients with a valid Software Update Service agreement for STEP 7 will receive the STEP 7 V5.2 upgrade automatically.  STEP 7 V5.2 has been released for MS Windows 95, 98, Me, NT4 Workstation, 2000 Professional and also for MS Windows XP Professional operating systems. STEP 7 V5.2 will become part of the new STEP 7 Professional Edition 12/2002 (see separate release under the entry ID: 14279220).



Contents:

1. Ordering data for STEP 7 V5.2
2. Overview of the highlights of the new version
3. System prerequisites
4. Set of overhead slides "STEP 7 V5.2 - Highlights of the new STEP 7 version"
5. Compatibility
6. STEP 7 V5.1 - Product phaseout
7. STEP 7 V5.0 - Product discontinuation

1. Ordering data for STEP 7 V5.2

Order No.

Designation

6ES7810-4CC06-0YX0

SIMATIC S7, STEP7 V5.2 
SINGLE LICENSE for one installation

6ES7810-4CC06-0YX4

SIMATIC S7, STEP7 V5.2 UPGRADE
(V3.X - V5.1 to V5.2)
SINGLE LICENSE for one installation

6ES7810-4CC06-0YX5

SIMATIC S7, STEP7 V5.2 POWERPACK
(STEP 7 LITE V2.0 to STEP 7 V5.2)
SINGLE LICENSE for one installation

6ES7810-4CC06-2YX0

SIMATIC S7, STEP7 V5.2 
UNLOCK COPY LICENSE, only valid in conjunction with UNLOCK COPY LICENSE agreement and valid license

6ES7810-4BC01-0YX2

SIMATIC S7, STEP7 SOFTWARE UPDATE SERVICE for one year with automatic extension; The precondition is a current software version.

STEP 7 V5.2 Upgrade:
Clients who own STEP 7 V3.x, V4.x, V5.0 or V5.1, can obtain an upgrade at a charge. The precondition for the installation of the upgrade package is a valid license of STEP 7 V3.x, V4.x, V5.0 or V5.1.

STEP 7 V5.2 Powerpack:
Clients who own STEP 7 Lite V2.0 and wish to upgrade to STEP 7 V5.2, can buy a Power Pack (changeover package). The precondition for the installation of the Power Pack is a valid STEP 7 Lite license. 

Note: If STEP 7 Lite is installed on a XP Home PC, the operating system must also be upgraded before upgrading from STEP 7 Lite to STEP 7, because STEP 7 is not released under XP Home.

General:
STEP 7 V5.2 will be supplied on CD ROM and the license key (authorization) on FD. STEP 7 is multilingual (G,E,F,I,Sp).  

Documentation:
The documentation for STEP 7 (Basic Information and Reference Manual) is supplied as PDF on the product CD ROM. It is also available in printed form. 

Basic Information (includes: Getting Started, manuals for hardware configuration, programming and changing from S5): 

Order No.

Designation

6ES7810-4CA06-8AA0

BASIC INFORMATION FOR V5.2, GERMAN

6ES7810-4CA06-8BA0

BASIC INFORMATION FOR V5.2, ENGLISH

6ES7810-4CA06-8CA0

BASIC INFORMATION FOR V5.2, FRENCH

6ES7810-4CA06-8DA0

BASIC INFORMATION FOR V5.2, SPANISH

6ES7810-4CA06-8EA0

BASIC INFORMATION FOR V5.2, ITALIAN

Reference Manual (includes: Manual for LAD/STL/FBD and the Reference Manual for S7-300/400):

Order No.

Designation

6ES7810-4CA06-8AR0

REFERENCE MANUAL FOR V5.2, GERMAN

6ES7810-4CA06-8BR0

REFERENCE MANUAL FOR V5.2, ENGLISH

6ES7810-4CA06-8CR0

REFERENCE MANUAL FOR V5.2, FRENCH

6ES7810-4CA06-8DR0

REFERENCE MANUAL FOR V5.2, SPANISH

6ES7810-4CA06-8ER0

REFERENCE MANUAL FOR V5.2, ITALIAN


2. Overview of the highlights of the new version

  • STEP 7 goes Internet
    • Detailed information (technical data, FAQs or documentation) about modules can be enquired directly from HW Config via Internet to our Product Support pages.
    • Updating the Module Catalog of HW Config via Internet - This enables you to install individual components, e.g. new CPUs or new distributed I/Os, to the current version of STEP 7 in "small portions", without having to install a extensive Service Pack.
  • Multiproject
    • Multiproject enables you to configure a system in a flexible manner. The major feature here is a time saving parallel creation of  projects, which can then be combined again with the support of the system.
  • Configuration in Run (CiR)
    • CiR enables you to perform certain changes in the hardware configuration during operation (i.e. with the S7 CPU in RUN mode). Process processing is stopped for not more than one second in this case.
  • LAD / STL / FBD Editor with new desktop. All the required functions at a glance.
  • Parametrization of data blocks / technological parametrization
  • Further development of the functions:
    • Multi-language administration of projects
    • Block comparison
  • Topology display in conjunction with the diagnostics repeater

3. System prerequisites

Supported operating systems:

  • MS Windows 95 ( recommendation: SP1 )
  • MS Windows 98/98SE
  • MS Windows Me
  • MS Windows NT 4 Workstation( SP6a or higher) 
  • MS Windows 2000 Professional ( SP1 or higher)
  • MS Windows XP Professional

Note: 

  • Windows XP Home is not supported. 
  • Windows 95 / 98 / Me / NT will be supported with STEP 7 V5.2 for the last time.
  • The follow-up version of STEP 7 V5.2 will only support Windows 2000 Professional and Windows XP Professional, as well as possible new MS operating systems.

4. Set of overhead slides "STEP 7 V5.2 - Highlights of the new STEP 7 version"

We have compiled all the information about STEP 7 V5.2 into a set of overhead slides:

STEP 7 V5.2 - Highlights der neuen STEP 7 Version in German: STEP_7_V5_2_d.ppt ( 2845 KB )

STEP 7 V5.2 - Highlights of the new STEP 7 Version in English: STEP_7_V5_2_e.ppt ( 2868 KB )    

5. Compatibility

General:

  • STEP 7 V5.2 is fully upwards compatible with STEP 7 V5.1, V5.0, V4.x and V3.x, i.e. programs and projects created with these versions can be processed with STEP 7 V5.2 without any changes. 
  • In addition, STEP 7 V5.2 is reverse compatible with these versions under the condition that no new components and functions are used in the V5.2 project that are not supported by STEP7 V5.1, V5.0, V4.x or V3.x, such as the new CPUs or new functions, for instance.
    • If a project created with STEP 7 V5.2 is to be further processed with STEP 7 V5.0, for instance, the V5.2 project may only contain module MLFBs also known to STEP 7 V5.0. New modules should be configured with the "predecessor MLFB" in this case. 
    • This point does not have to be considered back to STEP 7 V5.1 incl. SP3, because new modules unknown to the STEP 7 version can be represented here. 
  • As from STEP 7 V5.2, new modules can be "post loaded"..
  • When using the USB prommer (up to product release 2), you require the Service Pack 1 for the SIMATIC USB prommer software V1.0 and the firmware update V1.1 for the SIMATIC USB prommer V1.0 ( see entry ID: 13678403).

6. STEP 7 V5.1 - Product phaseout

With immediate effect, STEP 7 V5.1 has been declared a phased-out product. The following items are affected:

Order No.

Designation

6ES7810-4CC05-0YX0

SIMATIC S7, STEP7 V5.1 
Single License for one installation

6ES7810-4CC05-0YX4

SIMATIC S7, STEP7 V5.1 
UPGRADE (V2,V3,V4, V5.0 to V5.1)
Single License for one installation

6ES7810-4CC05-2YX0

SIMATIC S7, STEP7 V5.1 
UNLOCK COPY LICENSE

6ES7810-4CA05-8AA0

BASIC INFORMATION FOR V5.1, GERMAN

6ES7810-4CA05-8BA0

BASIC INFORMATION FOR V5.1, ENGLISH

6ES7810-4CA05-8CA0

BASIC INFORMATION FOR V5.1, FRENCH

6ES7810-4CA05-8DA0

BASIC INFORMATION FOR V5.1, SPANISH

6ES7810-4CA05-8EA0

BASIC INFORMATION FOR V5.1, ITALIAN

6ES7810-4CA05-8AR0

REFERENCE MANUAL FOR V5.1, GERMAN

6ES7810-4CA05-8BR0

REFERENCE MANUAL FOR V5.1, ENGLISH

6ES7810-4CA05-8CR0

REFERENCE MANUAL FOR V5.1, FRENCH

6ES7810-4CA05-8DR0

REFERENCE MANUAL FOR V5.1, SPANISH

6ES7810-4CA05-8ER0

REFERENCE MANUAL FOR V5.1, ITALIAN

7. STEP 7 V5.0 - Product discontinuation

The supply of STEP 7 V5.0 has been discontinued with immediate effect. This means that STEP 7 V5.0 and the associated manuals are no longer available. The following items are affected:

Order No.

Designation

6ES7810-4CC04-0YX0

SIMATIC S7, STEP7 V5.0 
SINGLE LICENSE for one installation

6ES7810-4CC04-0JX0

SIMATIC S7, STEP7 V5.0
SINGLE LICENSE for one installation (English, Japanese)

6ES7810-4CC04-0YX4

SIMATIC S7, STEP7 V5.0 
UPGRADE (V2,V3,V4 to V5.0)
SINGLE LICENSE for one installation

6ES7810-4CC04-2YX0

SIMATIC S7, STEP7 V5.0 
UNLOCK COPY LICENSE

6ES7810-4CA04-8AA0

BASIC INFORMATION FOR V5.0, GERMAN

6ES7810-4CA04-8BA0

BASIC INFORMATION FOR V5.0, ENGLISH

6ES7810-4CA04-8CA0

BASIC INFORMATION FOR V5.0, FRENCH

6ES7810-4CA04-8DA0

BASIC INFORMATION FOR V5.0, SPANISH

6ES7810-4CA04-8EA0

BASIC INFORMATION FOR V5.0, ITALIAN

6ES7810-4CA04-8AR0

REFERENCE MANUAL FOR V5.0, GERMAN

6ES7810-4CA04-8BR0

REFERENCE MANUAL FOR V5.0, ENGLISH

6ES7810-4CA04-8CR0

REFERENCE MANUAL FOR V5.0, FRENCH

6ES7810-4CA04-8DR0

REFERENCE MANUAL FOR V5.0, SPANISH

6ES7810-4CA04-8ER0

REFERENCE MANUAL FOR V5.0, ITALIAN



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