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Entry type: FAQ Entry ID: 15169372, Entry date: 02/02/2004
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Special settings for WinCC

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QUESTION:
What adjustments do I have to make on a panel PC 670 / 870 for the WinCC software?

ANSWER:
Some software packages (e. g. HMI software WinCC) interpret the sequence of the keyboard codes, sent through the keyboard interface, in a special way. The software "KeyTools", already installed on panel PCs 670 / 870 delivered ex works, provides adjusted behaviour. On activation, the keyboard codes for the "release of function keys" are sent in an interchanged key code sequence, as expected by WinCC. (see also entry ID: 10154259).

Deactivation / activation of special WinCC settings:
In the current content of delivery, the special WinCC settings can be activated and deactivated through the software tool "KeyTools".

On pushing the button "START" the special WinCC settings are activated. If you set the checkbox "Autostart" also, the settings will be applied on every PC reboot.



Fig. 1: SIMATIC KeyTools configuration dialog

Note:
An elaborate description of features, hints on installation as well as the software itself, can be obtained under entry ID: 17159836.


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