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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 21062480, Entry date: 09/17/2008

The High-Level Language S7-SCL

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SIMATIC software is the integrated system environment for all SIMATIC systems and provides you with the ideal tool for every task at each phase of your project for optimizing your engineering workflow. The SIMATIC software offers a wide choice of programming languages that support you in the implementation phase. From these various languages, therefore, it is possible to select the language most suitable for each task to be mastered in an automation plant and thus keep time and costs down to a minimum. Thanks to the higher language constructs supplied with it, S7-SCL is suitable for calculations and data management algorithms.

Based on a brief comparison of the programming languages included in STEP 7 Professional, we show you the decisive advantages of the high-level language S7-SCL that is similar to Pascal. We look at a number of language constructs in detail and demonstrate on the fly how you can implement complex algorithms quickly and easily with S7-SCL. This module shows in graphically animated scenes

  • the customer benefits that the tool provides for each relevant project phase,
  • the basic functions of the tool
  • a  live programming and debugging sequence in S7-SCL.

The following properties are contained in all technically-oriented demonstration systems:

  • All graphic animations are explained by a spoken text which has been read by German, respectively English native professional speakers.
  • The respective sections of the demonstration system can be clicked on by means of navigation elements. You may, for example, repeat any section any time.
  • Continuative links and support pages have been integrated.

The following picture shows the home page of the demonstration system.


Content of Downloads


Demonstration System "The High-level Language S7-SCL" (German)
Duration of Animation: 14 min
Download size about  36 MB
Demonstration System "The High-level Language S7-SCL" (English)
Duration of Animation: 14 min
Download size about  35 MB

Just load the EXE data file at hand on your computer and start it with a mouse click. You may as well start the EXE data file directly out of your browser.




12/2004 first edition
09/2008 Update to version v20: correction for the correct execution of the demonstration system on PC/Notebooks have been made. The content of the demonstration system has not been changed.


Additional Information 
The most important tools of the SIMATIC Software Engineering Suite have been carried out as graphically animated demonstration systems in order to present the seamless and consistent integration into the overall concept. The following table refers directly to the corresponding articles in the Application Portal.



The SIMATIC Manager 21064133
The Basic Languages  KOP, FUP, AWL 21062590
Communication with SIMATIC S7 21043576
The Graphical Language S7-GRAPH 21062148
The S7 Architecture 21064245
Visualization - The HMI Integration 21063246
Testing and Commissioning Functions 21064135

Alternatively, you can order all single modules as a whole on the new Demo DVD SIMATIC Software (Faster from Design to Operation) 04/2008 in German and English free of charge via the internet.

Please use the following link for the order form of the demonstration DVD:

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