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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 26453507, Entry date: 10/24/2007

S7-PLCSIM V5.4 Released for Delivery

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has been released for immediate delivery. An upgrade is available at a charge. Users with a valid Software Update Service agreement for S7-PLCSIM will receive the upgrade for S7-PLCSIM V5.4 automatically.


  1. Ordering information on S7-PLCSIM V5.4
  2. Overview of the highlights
  3. Installation prerequisites
  4. S7-PLCSIM V5.3 to be phased out
  5. S7-PLCSIM V5.2 product discontinuation

1. 1.  Ordering information on S7-PLCSIM V5.4


Order No.



S7-PLCSIM V5.4 Floating License


S7-PLCSIM V5.4 Upgrade


S7-PLCSIM Software Update Service (SUS)

S7-PLCSIM V5.4 Upgrade:
Customers who own S7-PLCSIM V3.x, V4.x, V5.0, V5.2 or V5.3 already, can purchase an upgrade. The precondition for the installation of the upgrade package is a valid license for S7-PLCSIM V3.x, V4.x, V5.0, V5.2 or V5.3.

S7-PLCSIM V5.4 Trial License:
For clients who wish to learn more about S7-PLCSIM . The Trial License will run for 14 days, beginning from the first start of S7-PLCSIM. During this time the software has full functionality. This license is for evaluation purposes only and not for productive use.

S7-PLCSIM V5.4 is supplied on CD, the License Key ona USB stick.
S7-PLCSIM is multilingual (G, E ,F ,I ,Sp).

The documentation for S7-PLCSIM is included on the product CD as PDF.

2. Overview of the highlights

This edition of S7-PLCSIM V5.4 offers the following new functions:

  • Executes under MS Windows VISTA Ultimate or Business (32-bit operating system)
  • Support of more types of connections
    Until now, S7-PLCSIM used a standard connection via MPI to address 2.
    With S7-PLCSIM V5.4 you can search through the STEP 7 projects and select a networking subscriber for the establishment of a simulation connection. S7-PLCSIM will simulate the CPU of the selected subscriber, all the subscribers belonging to the CPU and the subnetwork of the selected subscriber. 

The PROSIM interface of S7-PLCSIM V5.4 will use only the COM object and can be programmed with Microsoft Visual Studio C++ V6.0 and Microsoft Visual C++ .NET, for instance.

3. Installation prerequisites

  • STEP 7 V5.4 SP1, SP2 or SP3 

Supported operating systems

  • MS Windows 2000 Professional SP4
  • MS Windows XP Professional SP2
  • MS Windows Server 2003 SP1 or SP2
    (standard edition as workstation computer)

  • MS Windows Vista 32 Ultimate or Business

The Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 (or higher) is mandatory for all operating systems.

4. S7-PLCSIM V5.3 to be phased out

S7-PLCSIM V5.3 has been declared a mature product. This means that the products listed below will be deleted from the catalog, but remain available for normal ordering for approx. one more year:

Order No.



S7-PLCSIM V5.3, Floating License


S7-PLCSIM V5.3, Upgrade

5. S7-PLCSIM V5.2 – product discontinuation

The supply of S7-PLCSIM V5.2 has been discontinued since end of Sept. 2007.
The following order no.’s are affected:

Order No.





S7-PLCSIM V5.2 Upgrade

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