Entry type: Product note, Entry ID: 44488850, Entry date: 08/31/2010
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STEP 7 Professional 2010 available now

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With immediate effect, STEP 7 Professional 2010 is available for delivery. This edition of STEP 7 Professional incorporates the new STEP 7 V5.5. Users can upgrade their previous version of STEP 7 Professional to the current version by purchasing an Upgrade (6ES7810-5CC11-0YE5). Our customers with current Software Update Service agreement for STEP 7 Professional will automatically be sent the Upgrade to STEP 7 Professional 2010. The STEP 7 Professional 2010 Upgrade will be in deliveries from new orders of Field PG M3 (apart from the Trial version).





Index:

1. Ordering Information for STEP 7 Professional 2010
2. What's new in STEP 7 Professional 2010
3. System Requirements
4. Basics on STEP 7 Professional
5. STEP 7 Professional 2006 - Declaration of Phase-Out
6. STEP 7 Professional 2004 - Total Discontinuation  

 

1. Ordering Information for STEP 7 Professional 2010
 

Order Number

Product Name

6ES7810-5CC11-0YA5

SIMATIC S7, STEP 7 PROFESSIONAL 2010
FLOATING LICENSE FOR 1 USER
6ES7810-5CC11-0YE5 SIMATIC S7, STEP 7 PROFESSIONAL 2010 UPGRADE (EDITION 01/2000, 08/2000, 08/2001, 12/2002, 2004, 2006 TO 2010)
FLOATING LICENSE FOR 1 USER
6ES7810-5CC11-0YC5 SIMATIC S7, STEP 7 PROFESSIONAL 2010 POWERPACK (STEP 7 V3.X, V4.X, V5.0, V5.1, V5.2, V5.3, V5.4, V5.5 TO STEP 7 PROFESSIONAL 2010)
FLOATING LICENSE FOR 1 USER
6ES7810-5CC11-0YA6 SIMATIC S7, STEP 7 PROFESSIONAL 2010
RENTAL LICENSE FOR 50 HOURS
6ES7810-5CC11-0YA7 SIMATIC S7, STEP 7 PROFESSIONAL 2010
DATA MEDIUM INCLUDING TRIAL LICENSE
6ES7810-5CC04-0YE2 SIMATIC S7, STEP 7 PROFESSIONAL
SOFTWARE UPDATE SERVICE FOR 1 YEAR WITH AUTOMATIC RENEWAL, REQUIRES CURRENT SW VERSION


Forms of Delivery:

The software is provided on DVD. For the authorization of the software, a USB stick with a Floating License for the STEP 7 Professional components (STEP 7, S7-GRAPH, S7-SCL and S7-PLCSIM) is supplied.   

The individual software modules all require the same target computer. 

STEP 7 Professional Upgrade:

An Upgrade is offered for users already employing a 01/2000, 08/2000, 08/2001, 12/2002, 2004 or 2006 STEP 7 Professional edition. Required for the installation of the Upgrade package is a valid license for STEP 7 Professional edition 01/2000, 08/2000, 08/2001, 12/2002, 2004 or 2006.

STEP 7 Professional PowerPack:

A PowerPack (changeover package) is offered for users already employing STEP 7 (V3.x, V4.x, V5.0, V5.1, V5.2, V5.3, V5.4 or V5.5). Required for the installation of the PowerPack is a valid STEP 7 license. With the PowerPack, we are providing our customers the opportunity to switch from STEP 7 to STEP 7 Professional at an attractive price.    

STEP 7 Professional Rental License:

For users only rarely working with STEP 7 Professional, we are offering this form of licensing with an operating time of 50 hours. The time is counted down with each start of STEP 7 Professional and stopped with the end of the last application of STEP 7 Professional.      
The transition into the idle mode / standby mode with active STEP 7 Professional software is not deemed as ending STEP 7 Professional.    

STEP 7 Professional Trial License:

For users that want to get to know STEP 7 Professional. The Trial License has a runtime of 14 days, which begins with the first start of STEP 7 Professional. During this 14-day period, the full functionality of the software is available. 

STEP 7 Professional Software Update Service:

Users with a current STEP 7 Professional Software Update Service agreement will automatically be sent STEP 7 Professional 2010.

 
Note: We synchronize the delivery starts of new versions of the STEP 7 Professional components (STEP 7, S7-GRAPH, S7-SCL and S7-PLCSIM) with a new STEP 7 Professional edition, and thus always make available new versions of the components within the framework of a new STEP 7 Professional edition.

2. What's new in STEP 7 Professional 2010
 

Program Version

Change compared to Edition 2006 SR6

STEP 7 V5.5

Upgrade = New Version
Entry ID: 44370501

S7-SCL V5.3 SP5

Unchanged

S7-GRAPH V5.3 SP6

Unchanged

S7-PLCSIM V5.4 SP4

New Service Pack



For ordering information on SIMATIC Logon see entry ID: 36474276


3. System Requirements

Operating Systems supported:

STEP 7 Professional 2010 is released for the following operating systems:

  • MS Windows XP Professional SP2 or SP3
  • MS Windows Server 2003 SP2 / R2 SP2 Standard Edition as Workstation Computer
  • MS Windows 7 32-Bit Ultimate, Professional or Enterprise (standard installation)
    However, the Windows XP mode under Windows 7 is not approved.

Note: 
With all operating systems, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 (or higher) is required. 
Windows 95 / 98 / Me / NT / Windows 2000 and Windows Vista are no longer supported.

Display of PDF files: To read the supplied PDF files, a PDF reader compatible with PDF 1.7 is required (ISO32000-1:2008 PDF). 

Further information can be found in the file:

 
4. Basics on STEP 7 Professional

The STEP 7 Professional package offers all five, in IEC 61131-3 standardized programming languages: 

  • Instruction List (STL)
  • Ladder Diagram (LAD)
  • Function Block Diagram (FBD)
  • Structured Text (S7-SCL)
  • Sequential Function Chart (S7-GRAPH)

In addition, application programs can be tested offline, i.e., directly on the PC/PG without a connected PLC, using the simulation software included in STEP 7 Professional:

  • S7-PLCSIM

For each application, the right programming language is thus always available:
 

For machine-level Programming

STL

Binary Logic

LAD, FBD

More complex Computations, Algorithms

S7-SCL

Sequential Processes

S7-GRAPH



All languages can be used mixed. For example, standard functions written in S7-SCL can be called in a ladder diagram. 

So that programming errors are detected before the commissioning, STEP 7
Professional also includes the offline test - independent of the programming language selected. 

STEP 7 Professional facilitates the management of the licenses as well as the maintenance of the software. By means of a frame setup, all Professional components are installed orupdated "in one go". And the Software Update Service makes the procurement of all enhancement, whether Professional Upgrades or Service Packs, even easier.   

Advantages when using STEP 7 Professional:

  • Reduction of the time needed for the program creation
  • Easier and clearer documentation
  • Early detection of programming errors 
  • Improved support during commissioning and servicing  
  • Easier license management and version maintenance  
  • Easier installation compared to individual products be means of frame setup 
  • Lower costs compared to the sum of the individual prices of the integrated products 

Conclusion:

If all workstations are equipped with STEP 7 Professional, then all PLC programmers and service technicians always have the same engineering environment - comparable with the Office package by Microsoft. 


5. STEP 7 Professional 2006 - Declaration of Phase-Out

With the delivery start of STEP 7 Professional 2010, STEP 7 Professional 2006 will be phased out. This means that the affected products will be available for approximately one more year:   
 

Order Number Product Name
6ES7810-5CC10-0YA5   SIMATIC S7, STEP 7 PROFESSIONAL 2006
FLOATING LICENSE FOR 1 USER
6ES7810-5CC10-0YE5 SIMATIC S7, STEP 7 PROFESSIONAL 2006 UPGRADE
FLOATING LICENSE FOR 1 USER
6ES7810-5CC10-0YC5 SIMATIC S7, STEP 7 PROFESSIONAL 2006 POWERPACK 
FLOATING LICENSE FOR 1 USER
6ES7810-5CC10-0YA6 SIMATIC S7, STEP 7 PROFESSIONAL 2006
RENTAL LICENSE FOR 50 HOURS
6ES7810-5CC10-0YA7 SIMATIC S7, STEP 7 PROFESSIONAL 2006
DATA MEDIUM INCLUDING TRIAL LICENSE



6. STEP 7 Professional 2004 - Total Discontinuation

With the delivery start of STEP 7 Professional 2010, STEP 7 Professional 2004 will be totally discontinued. The following ordering units are thus no longer available:
 

Order Number  Product Name
6ES7810-5CC08-0YA5   SIMATIC S7, STEP 7 PROFESSIONAL 2004
FLOATING LICENSE FOR 1 USER
6ES7810-5CC08-0YE5 SIMATIC S7, STEP 7 PROFESSIONAL 2004 UPGRADE
FLOATING LICENSE FOR 1 USER
6ES7810-5CC08-0YC5 SIMATIC S7, STEP 7 PROFESSIONAL 2004 POWERPACK 
FLOATING LICENSE FOR 1 USER
6ES7810-5CC08-0YA6 SIMATIC S7, STEP 7 PROFESSIONAL 2004
RENTAL LICENSE FOR 50 HOURS
6ES7810-5CC08-0YA7 SIMATIC S7, STEP 7 PROFESSIONAL 2004
DATA MEDIUM INCLUDING TRIAL LICENSE