SIMOTION Utilities & Applications
You can also find detailed information here about scripting and many sample scripts that further facilitate working with SIMOTION.
Numerous applications are available for SIMOTION that already provide a solid basic framework. They can be found here: Application Examples.
A selection of these applications can be found in the SIMOTION Utilities & Applications. With the aid of the supplied documentation, you can use the applications as a basis for your application, adapt and expand them.
The new SIMOTION easyProject project generator significantly speeds up the creation of a standardized project basis for machine applications and therefore reduces costs.
Further functions are also available under cross-sector solutions that are generally helpful in the creation of your own applications.
Important examples can be found here that facilitate your introduction to SIMOTION. Examples of complex applications are also available.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Many topics concerning SIMOTION have been prepared as FAQs.
The scripting functionality enables you to automate the configuration of devices, SIMOTION technology objects (TOs) and SINAMICS drive objects (DOs) with the aid of the easy-to-learn script language VBScript. Standard scripts can be adapted to special situations occurring during runtime with interactive queries. This facilitates and speeds up commissioning. Other application possibilities include the documentation of the settings that have been made and the repetition of complex settings without error.
The selection of documents and scripts you will find here should help you to familiarize yourself with scripting in SIMOTION. As well as demonstration-only scripts for studying the code, there are also scripts and script libraries you can use directly.
You will soon discover that the SIMOTION scripting interface provides numerous options.
SIMOTION IT contains innovative examples and tools to better explain the drive solutions of the IT world. They include a trace function that can be parameterized via the Web browser and displayed via the separate Web Trace Viewer tool and examples for the use of OPC XML DA.
There is also an example including source code for the creation of your own Web pages, as well as a workshop on this subject.
Tools and documentation
Easy-to-use tools and detailed documentation are available for many tasks.
SIMOTION_Utilities_Applications_V5210.zip (919,2 MB)
The contents of this ZIP archive correspond exactly to the Utilities & Applications supplied on the 2nd DVD with SIMOTION SCOUT.
Please unpack the ZIP archive.
Then, the HTML interface allows you to conveniently navigate through the comprehensive contents of Utilities & Applications.
Open “index.htm" in the directory Utilities_Applications to start the navigation.
The new contents of the SIMOTION Utilities & Applications are described in the section “Overview > New contents“.
The tools and applications examples as well as the associated documentation on this data carrier are provided free-of-charge. With the software, the customer receives the non-exclusive, non-transferable right to use the software without charge; this includes the right to modify the software, to reproduce it in modified or non-modified form and to link it to the customer's own software.
The software has not been tested with the normal system test by the Siemens AG. We do not assume any liability - irrespective of the legal grounds - especially for faults in the software or associated documentation or damage on account of consulting unless the same is to be attributed to us, for example, for willful damage, gross negligence, damage to life, body or health, taking over of a procurement guarantee, willful concealment of defects or violation of important contractual liability. This does not entail a change in the burden of proof to the disadvantage of the customer.
German law applies. The courts Erlangen shall have exclusive jurisdiction.
Caution: The functions and solutions described in the Utilities & Applications are limited primarily to the implementation of the automation task. Please also observe that in case of linking your plant area with other parts of the plant, the company network or the Internet, appropriate protective measures within the framework of industrial security must be adopted.
Further information can be found on the Industry Online Support pages 50203404