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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 17810928, Entry date: 11/27/2003

Sales/Delivery Release: SIMATIC WinCC/ODK

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Effective immediately, the SIMATIC WinCC/ODK is released for sale and delivery for use with WinCC V6.0 and V6.0 SP1.

1.0 General Information

The SIMATIC WinCC option Open Development Kit (ODK) V6.0 replaces the previous version (ODK V5.0 SP1).

The ODK V6.0 is released for the WinCC V6.0 and V6.0 SP1.


The option package ODK enables you to use internal WinCC functions. The ODK makes data and functions of WinCC accessible via programming interfaces, which allows individual WinCC expansions to be created in scripts or programs.


The option package ODK includes a voucher for a 1-day "Introduction to the ODK" training class . This training class facilitates the start with the ODK interface of WinCC. The class is held for a maximum of 3 participants and takes place at the NL Mannheim. If the class is to be held at the customer, instructor travel expenses and associated expenses will be added. The customer makes class date and location arrangements directly with the instructor.

Training class participants must have:

  • Good C knowledge
  • Experience with Windows programming

1.1 Function Scope

The option package ODK enables you to use internal WinCC functions.

For example, the following applications are possible:

  • Access to values from Tag Management or archives
  • Generic configuration, e.g. generation of tags or screens
  • Generation of alarm messages and application routines
  • Control of the measured value recording from application routines
  • Use of WinCC configuration dialog masks for in-house-developed software options
  • and a lot more

The following data can be accessed:

  • Tag Management data
  • Archive data
  • Configuration data

2.0 Upgrades and Compatibility

For users that previously employed the option ODK V5.0 SP1, a low-cost upgrade package from ODK V5.0 SP1 to ODK V6.0 is available. The installation of the WinCC/ODK Upgrade V6.0 requires an already installed Version 5.1 of the ODK.

3.0 Licensing

No licensing is planned.

4.0 Delivery Scope and Ordering Data

The delivery of the SIMATIC WinCC/ODK includes a CD-ROM with electronic documentation and a voucher for a 1-day intensive training class. The delivery of the SIMATIC WinCC/ODK Upgrade includes a CD-ROM with electronic documentation.

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6AV6 371-1CC06-0AX0

SIMATIC WinCC/ODK Upgrade to V6.0

6AV6 371-1CC06-0AX4

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