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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 70922226, Entry date: 11/10/2014

Integrated Engineering with COMOS and SIMATIC PCS 7 using a practical example

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Automation task
The engineering workflow of a process technology plant keeps posing challenges. There are a number of individual, independent planning steps in which a variety of different technical disciplines (so-called subsections) are involved. They range from process engineering, mechanical engineering, EMSR-technology (electronic, measuring and control technology) up to creating the software. Each of these subsections uses different methods and tools.

The process often runs in different successive planning steps (serial). The involved engineers process the planning data in the format required for their respective work and then pass it on. Hence, there are a number of different data formats and interfaces. This often causes transfer errors, system inconsistencies and in return increases expenditures of time, resources and costs.
The possibilities for parallel processing through further development of the data interfaces have largely reached their limits.

Integrated Engineering with COMOS and SIMATIC PCS 7 connects plant design and control system configuration.
The combination of these systems guarantees an efficient integral plant management across the entire life cycle of a plant. Therefore it is possible to shorten the times to market, save costs, increase the quality, and keep the plant documentation permanently consistent and up to date.

Planning and engineering with COMOS in connection with SIMATIC PCS 7 enables merging data into parallel work processes and sequences.

Key contents of this application example
In this application example, the principle of operation and andvantages of “Integrated Engineering” with COMOS and SIMATIC PCS 7 is described in detail.
During the configuration of a sample project it is shown, how the data exchange between the two systems work and what data can be exchanged.
The application example also describes how changes (re-engineering) can be made.


  • Application example based on iDB
    Valid as of SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.0 SP1 and COMOS V10.1 SP2
  • Application example based on cDB
    Valid as of SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.0 SP1 and COMOS V10.1
Contents of the downloads


Documentation (based on iDB)
Integrated Engineering with COMOS and SIMATIC PCS 7 using a practical example
70922226_PCS7_COMOS_data_exchange_iDB_en.pdf ( 19770 KB )
Preconfigured COMOS project
(based on iDB)
COMOS_application_example_project_iDB.zip ( 177452 KB )
Documentation (based on cDB)
Integrated Engineering with COMOS and SIMATIC PCS 7 using a practical example
70922226_PCS7_COMOS_data_exchange_cDB_en.pdf ( 17133 KB )
Preconfigured COMOS project
(based on cDB)
COMOS_application_example_project_cDB.zip ( 269784 KB )
PCS 7 Library (valid for iDB and cDB example)
Pre-configured control module types for the application example
CMT_Library_for_COMOS_PCS_7_example_project.zip ( 666 KB )

Further Information

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Multimedia Demo
"Integrated Engineering on the basis of COMOS with SIMATIC PCS 7 and the SIMIT Simulation Framework (Video)"
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Last changes
Update of the application example to iDB

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