Siemens Industry Online Support
Siemens AG
Entry type: FAQ Entry ID: 32591055, Entry date: 02/01/2011

How do you use a monitor with a 1680x1050 pixel resolution with the OS project editor in WinCC?

  • Entry
  • Associated product(s)
Configuration files for a resolution of 1680 x 1050.

Up to WinCC V6.2 (PCS 7 V7.0) the OS project editor offers layouts for the following resolutions by default.

  • 1024 x 768
  • 1152 x 864
  • 1280 x 1024
  • 1600 x 1200

As from WinCC V7.0 SP1 (PCS 7 V7.1) the following screen formats are support in addition, thus making Step 1 in the procedure below unnecessary.

  • 1680 x 1050
  • 1920 x 1080
  • 1920 x 1200
  • 2560 x 1600


  1. Extracting the configuration files
    Unpack the relevant ZIP archive in the "...\WinCC\options\pdl\" folder in the WinCC installation folder.

    The configuration files below apply to all versions of WinCC V6.2.

     Registrierung notwendig WinCC_V6.2_1680x1050_Layout.zip (82,2 KB)

    The configuration files below apply only to WinCC V7.0.

     Registrierung notwendig  WinCC_V7.0_1680x1050_Layout.zip (96,8 KB)

    The new directories below are created.  

    • SIMATIC_1680x1050
    • SIMATIC_1680x1050_M
    • SIMATIC_1680x1050_MC
    • SIMATIC_1680x1050_S
    • SIMATIC_SERVER_1680x1050

    The directories contain the configuration files and the static sized WinCC pictures for the OS project editor.

  2. Configuring the OS project editor
    Start the WinCC Explorer and create a new project. Start the OS project editor. The screen layout options available for selection will vary depending on the project used. In the case of single-user station projects, the only option available is the "Standard" layout.


    Fig. 01     


    Apply the required settings and close the project editor again.

  3. Creating pictures for the working area
    The WinCC pictures for the working area now have a native resolution of 1680x817 pixels. This resolution has also been defined by the OS project editor as a default for new pictures.

    If you use larger pictures, scroll bars appear in the working area.

    Fig. 02

Should you wish to use another screen resolution which is not available yet, you can create the requisite configuration files yourself. You can use an existing configuration as a template. It can be found in the WinCC installation directory in the folder "...\WinCC\options\pdl\", or use the files which are provided in this project. Also change the static sized WinCC pictures accordingly.

wide screen, widescreen, 16:9, 16:10, 4:3

Security information
In order to protect technical infrastructures, systems, machines and networks against cyber threats, it is necessary to implement – and continuously maintain – a holistic, state-of-the-art IT security concept. Siemens’ products and solutions constitute one element of such a concept. For more information about cyber security, please visit