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What are the installation requirements for data exchange between SIMATIC PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator and SIMATIC PCS 7?

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Information about the Plant Automation Accelerator and PCS 7 components required for data exchange between the two systems.

To be able to exchange data between the SIMATIC PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator (PAA) and SIMATIC PCS 7 you have to install the following components:

Case 1: Plant Automation Accelerator and PCS 7 on one computer 

Minimum installation via the SIMATIC PCS 7 Setup

  • Install the PCS 7 Engineering via the package installation.
     

Fig. 1 SIMATIC PCS 7 Setup - Package installation

Note
It is imperative to check out the information about compatible versions in the SIMATIC Compatibility Tool
www.siemens.com/kompatool

Installation via the PAA Setup

  • COMOS
  • PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator
  • SIMATIC XML Transfer
  • Database


Fig. 2 PAA Setup
 

Case 2: Plant Automation Accelerator and PCS 7 on different computers

PCS 7 computer:

Minimum installation via the SIMATIC PCS 7 Setup

  • PCS 7 Engineering

Installation via PAA Setup

  • SIMATIC XML Transfer

COMOS computer:

Minimum installation via the SIMATIC PCS 7 Setup

  • Install the components STEP 7, CFC, TH, IEAPO via the user-defined installation


Fig. 3 SIMATIC PCS 7 Setup - Component installation

Installation via the PAA Setup:

  • COMOS
  • SIMATIC PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator
  • SIMATIC XML Transfer
  • Database

Note
XML Transfer requires a SIMATIC PCS 7 installation. Using the trial licenses supplied with PCS 7 is sufficient because PCS 7 does not need to be started on the second computer.

Software sources

SIMATIC PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator
The installation software can be downloaded via the GTAC Portal with user login:
 https://download.industrysoftware.automation.siemens.com

Fig. 4 GTAC Portal

SIMATIC PCS 7
The installation software can be ordered and then downloaded via the SIMATIC Mall:
https://mall.industry.siemens.com/mall/en/WW/Catalog/Products/10044255#


Fig. 5 Industry Mall

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