Siemens Industry Online Support
Siemens AG
Entry type: FAQ Entry ID: 16514590, Entry date: 12/06/2017

How do you create your own block icons with SIMATIC PCS 7?

  • Entry
  • Associated product(s)
Proceed as described below if you want to change this block icon, create your own block icons or use the option in SIMATIC PCS 7 V6.x and higher of using multiple icons for the same type of block.

With SIMATIC PCS 7 block icons are supplied by default in template files and are automatically available to the user in the project. If you call the "Create/Update Block Icons" function in the SIMATIC Manager, the relevant block icons are created for the technological blocks in the process screen and are connected automatically with the measuring point. In this way the operator gets a display of the status and alarm information in the process screen. You click a block icon to open the associated faceplate. 
Download for SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.x / V9.0
  Documentation (2,6 MB)
Download for SIMATIC PCS 7 V6.x/ V7.x

 Documentation (761,9 KB) 
 Registrierung notwendig Sample project (5,7 MB) 

Security information
In order to protect technical infrastructures, systems, machines and networks against cyber threats, it is necessary to implement – and continuously maintain – a holistic, state-of-the-art IT security concept. Siemens’ products and solutions constitute one element of such a concept. For more information about cyber security, please visit