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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 22258951, Entry date: 08/02/2018
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PCS 7 Multiproject / Multiuser Engineering

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Multiproject/Multiuser-Engineering efficiently used with PCS 7-functions! The application example "PCS 7 Multiproject/Multi-user Engineering" describes the topics and procedures under practical aspects and partially with step-by-step instructions.
Task
You want to configure an automation system efficiently with the SIMATIC PCS 7 functions. Several project engineers shall cooperate with their own Engineering Stations for this purpose or (sub)projects will be transferred to external engineering firms.

Solution
This document comprises using the multiproject and multi-user engineering with PCS 7. Alternative approaches are introduced with their advantages and disadvantages.
The topics and the procedures are explained under practical aspects and partially with step-by-step instructions.
   


  
This documentation is subdivided into two different parts:

  • In multiproject engineering an overall automation task is generally divided into several PCS 7 projects. They are edited separately on decentralized Engineering Stations by one project engineer each and updated on the central Engineering Server after that.
  • In contrast, in multi-user engineering several users work on the same project via the network. This part of the documentation deals with the options and restrictions which occur when several users work on the same object.

Validity
Multiproject engineering with its functionalities described here has been available since PCS 7 V6.1. Multi-user engineering has been available since PCS 7 V7.0 SP1.

Dokumentation for PCS 7 V9.0 SP1
 Documentation Multiproject/Mulit-user Engineering for PCS 7 V9.0 SP1 (2,3 MB)

Documentation for PCS 7 V8.2
 Documentation Multiproject/Multi-user Engineering for PCS 7 V8.2 (1,7 MB)
  
Documentation for PCS 7 V8.1
  Documentation Multiproject/Multi-user Engineering for PCS 7 V8.1 (1,5 MB)
  
Documentation for PCS 7 V7.1 and PCS 7 V8.0 SP1
 Documenation Multiproject/Multi-user Engineering for PCS 7 V7.1 and PCS V8.0 SP1 (2,2 MB)
  
Further information
PCS 7 Compendium Part A – Configuration Guidelines (V9.0)
PCS 7 Engineering System (V9.0 SP1)
PCS 7 CFC for SIMATIC S7 (V9.0 SP1)
  
Last change
Update to PCS 7 V9.0 SP1
  

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