Entry type: FAQ, Entry ID: 29339779, Entry date: 05/30/2008
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Which GSD files are there for the Profibus DP operator panels?

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Configuration note:
If you have installed ProTool or WinCC flexible on your configuration computer, then the GSD files of the operator panels that can be configured are already installed on the configuration computer.

Contents:

  1. Information on GSD files
    1.1 Language-dependent and independent GSD files
    1.2 GSD files for SIMATIC operator panels
  2. Storage paths of the GSD files
    2.1 GSD files for DP direct keys
    2.2 GSD files for S5 communication via Profibus DP
  3. Assigning and using GSD files
    3.1 GSD files for DP direct keys
    3.2 GSD files for S5 communication via Profibus DP
  4. GSD files for Push Button Panels
  5. Download of HMI GSD files
  6. Link to the GSDML files for Profinet IO

1. Information on GSD files
In the GSD files(General Station Description)  you get the communication characteristics of a PROFIBUS device. The GSD files get an ident number after certification from the Profibus user organization.

1.1 Language-dependent and independent GSD files
With GSD files for Profibus DP you distinguish between language-dependent and independent GSD files. The language-independent GSD files are defined by the extension "*.gsd". Language-dependent GSD files are characterized by the language-related extension of the GSD file.
 

No.

Extension

Language
1 *.gsg German
2 *.gse English
3 *.gsf French
4 *.gsi Italian
5 *.gss Spanish
Table 01 - extensions of language-dependent GSD files

1.2 GSD files for SIMATIC operator panels
For SIMATIC operator panels there are two different GSD files. These GSD files are not different in name but in application.

There are GSD files for:

  • DP direct keys for S7 controllers
  • S5 communication via Profibus DP

The contents of a GSD file can be verified with a data editing program such as "Notepad". The two GSD files of the same name differ through the user-defined modules. If modules such as "Class B tiny" and "Class B small" are included, then it is a GSD file for S5 communication via Profibus DP.

2. Storage paths of the GSD files
There are two different GSD files for the SIMATIC Panels. You will find further information under Point 1.2.

2.1 GSD files for DP direct keys
If in addition to ProTool or WinCC flexible the STEP 7 Manager was successfully installed on the configuration computer, then the GSD files for the DP direct keys are already included in the hardware catalog in the HW config of the STEP 7 Manager. No additional installation is necessary.

2.2 GSD files for S5 communication via Profibus DP
For the S5 communication via Profibus DP you have to add the required GSD files to your configuration software (for example COM Profibus).

The GSD files of the SIMATIC operator panels for the S5 communication via Profibus DP are installed on your PC under one of the following paths:

ProTool:
C:\Program Files\Siemens\PROTOOL\PLCProg\GSD
or
C:\Programs\Siemens\PROTOOL\PLCProg\GSD

WinCC flexible:
C:\Program Files\Siemens\SIMATIC WinCC flexible\WinCC flexible Support\PlcProg\GSD
or
C:\Programs\Siemens\SIMATIC WinCC flexible\WinCC flexible Support\PlcProg\GSD

3.Assignment and use of the GSD files
There are two different GSD files for the SIMATIC Panels. You will find further information under Point 1.2.

3.1 GSD files for DP direct keys
The GSD files for the DP direct keys have the same designation including extension as is listed in the table - see 3.2 - below.

3.2 GSD files for S5 communication via Profibus DP
After successful installation of ProTool or WinCC flexible these GSD files are available on your configuration computer for the S5 communication via Profibus for the following operator panels:
 

Operator panel GSD file Path under
OP5 si058020.gsd ProTool
OP7 DP
OP17 DP
si078020.gsd ProTool
OP7 DP 12
OP17 DP 12
si078040.gsd ProTool
TD10
TD20
OP20
si108020.gsd ProTool
OP15 si158020.gsd ProTool
TD17 si178040.gsd ProTool
OP25
OP35
si258020.gsd ProTool
OP27
OP37
TP27
TP37
si278040.gsd ProTool
TP170B
OP170B
Mobile Panel 170
Siem80B3.gsd ProTool & WinCC flexible
MP370 Siem80BE.gsd ProTool & WinCC flexible
MP270B
OP270
TP270
Siem80E4.gsd ProTool & WinCC flexible
PC Siem8076.gsd ProTool & WinCC flexible
OP 37/PRO Siem8077.gsd ProTool
MP270 Siem8078.gsd ProTool & WinCC flexible
OP77B
OP177B
TP177B
Mobile Panel 177
Siem8107.gsd WinCC flexible
OP277
TP277
MP277
Mobile Panel 277
Siem813F.gsd WinCC flexible
MP377 Siem815A.gsd WinCC flexible

Note:
On the computer there are only GSD files that can be configured with the installed Engineering Software.

4. GSD files for Push Button Panels
You can use the links to GSD files listed below both for communication to S5 and to the S7 controllers via Profibus DP.
You find the GSD files for Push-Button Panels in the link for the manuals under the small floppy disk symbol:
 
Operator panels Entry ID
Push Button Panel PP 7
Push Button Panel PP 17-I
Push Button Panel PP 17-II
1142916
Operator panel PP 17-I PROFIsafe 21913151

Note:
You will find information on GSD files Push Button Panels for Profinet under the following Entry ID: 29339880.

5. Download of HMI GSD files
You will find the GSD files for S5 communication as a download under the Entry ID 39329178.

6. Link to the GSDML files for Profinet IO
You will find information on the GSDML files for Profinet IO under the following Entry ID 29339880.

Keywords:
Device master data file, general station description