Entry type: FAQ, Entry ID: 29339880, Entry date: 10/22/2015

Which GSDML files are there for SIMATIC HMI operator panels with PROFINET IO?

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GSDML files ("General Station Description Markup Language") contain "profiles" with device properties like interfaces etc. which are the basis for configuring communication with such devices. This FAQ response compiles sources for the GSDML files of the SIMATIC HMI operator panels.

If you have installed WinCC flexible and the STEP 7 Manager on your configuration computer, then the GSDML files of the operator panels that can be configured are already installed on the configuration computer.

Information about GSDML files

All PROFINET IO field devices are characterized by GeneralStationDescription files. In these files are all the properties of the PROFINET IO field devices that are relevant for the cyclic data exchange. The editing language of the general station description files for PROFINET IO is GSDML, which is based on the XML Schema. The XML-based GSDML files are language-independent.


Assigning and using the GSDML files

The GSDML files for SIMATIC operator panels are required for configuring PROFINET IO direct keys. This function is supported by WinCC flexible 2005 SP1 and higher.
After installing WinCC flexible and the STEP 7 Manager, the following GSDML files for PROFINET IO are included in the hardware catalog of the STEP 7 Manager. No additional installation is necessary.

Operator panel WinCC flexible version GSD file
Mobile Panel 177
2005 SP1 GSDML-V2.1-Siemens-HMI-20070612.xml
(older GSD file)
Mobile Panel 277
2005 SP1
MP377 2007

The release version and the data of publication are also included in the name of the XML-based GSDML file. The release status depends on the installed version of WinCC flexible.


GSDML Files for Push-Button Panels

The GSDML files for push-button panels are in the following entries:

  • PP 17-I PN PROFIsafe: In the attachment of Entry ID 25023739
  • PP 17-II PN: Hardware Support Package 2021, V3.1: 37411455


GSDML Files for Mobile Panel 277F IWLAN

For the Mobile Panel 277F IWLAN the GSDML files are part of the Support Package in Entry ID 72341852.

GSDML Files for Mobile Panels 2nd Generation

For Mobile Panels of the 2nd Generation the GSDML files are in Entry ID 73502293.



Information about the GSD files for PROFIBUSDP is available in Entry ID 29339779.

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General Station Description files, General Station Description, Mobile Panels 2nd Generation