Combined configuration with WinCC (TIA Portal) and STEP 7 V5.x
The TIA Portal offers the option to create the PLC programs and HMI configurations via a uniform software interface.
In some cases it is necessary, due to technical or customer-specific reasons, to continue creating the PLC program with the “STEP 7 V5.x” software and the HMI configuration with the “WinCC (TIA Portal)” software.
If tags are newly created or processed in the STEP 7 program for the data exchange for the HMI operator panel, these changes should also be made in the HMI project without great effort. In order to avoid address and spelling mistakes, no manual adjustment of the address or tag name should be made in the HMI project.
Video - SIMATIC WinCC V13
Through the “Device Proxy PLC” you can directly access the SIMATIC controllers configured in the SIMATIC Manager and their current data such as symbolism, data blocks and the alarm procedure “Alarm_S”, “Alarm_D” and “SFM”.
There are several options to implement the task.
- The “Device Proxy PLC” enables directly accessing the SIMATIC controllers and their current data such as symbols, data blocks and the “Alarm_S”, “Alarm_D” and “SFM” alarm procedure in the SIMATIC Manager and integrating it into WinCC (TIA Portal).
The handling can be compared with a WinCC flexible project integrated in the SIMATIC Manager.
- Source export/source import
- Project migration
The application describes the presented suggested solutions step by step.
The documentation includes a description for using a “Device proxy PLC” as of WinCC V13 (TIA Portal)
Documentation (2.8 MB)
GSD/GSDML files for Comfort Panel and Mobile Panel (2nd generation)
For using the “Device proxy PLC”, the GSD / GSDML files are used in connection with the “Direct button” function in WinCC (TIA Portal). Please observe that the files depend on the version used.
SHA-256 checksum of the ZIP archive:
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|V15||During configuration do not use devices with the denotation "... * Neutral". Instead, use the associated devices with the denotation for the mounting method (Support arm, CP support arm or pedestal).|
If you are using the PROFIenergy block "PE_START_END" in WinCC V14, you have to add “1” to the diagnostics address given in the hardware configuration at the "PE_START_END":
Hardware configuration: Start address 8185
Block "PE_START_END": ID 8186
As of WinCC V14 SP1, you do not have to observe the note anymore.
KTP Mobile Panel, GSDML file for the connection boxes "Standard" and "Advanced"
Please find a corresponding description in the included documentation.
WinAC RTX (F) (STEP 7 V5.x) with WinCC Runtime (TIA Portal) on a PC Station
Apart from the pure hardware controllers the WinAC RTX (F) software controller can also be configured in STEP 7 V5.x and be operated using WinCC Runtime Advanced or WinCC Runtime Professional.
WinAC RTX (F) as well as WinCC Runtime (TIA Portal) can be located on the same PC station. The following documentation shows you how to operate WinAC RTX (F) from STEP 7 V5.x and WinCC Runtime from the TIA Portal on a PC Station.
Documentation (2,2 MB)
For further information on this topic, refer to the entries listed in the following.
- What entries are available on the internet for the migration to STEP 7 (TIA Portal) and WinCC (TIA Portal)? 56314851
- Migration made easy – Change from WinCC Flexible to WinCC (TIA Portal) with our innovative Basic and Comfort Panels 76878921
- SIMATIC HMI operator panels www.siemens.com/panels
- SIMATIC HMI software www.siemens.com/hmi-software
Note – Migration support through the Technical Support
In the scope of the Extended Support, the Technical Support offers migration support. For this purpose, create a Support Request and request the migration support for your configuration.
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Section and documentation "Operating WinAC RTX (F) (STEP 7 V5.x) on a PC-Station using WinCC Runtime (TIA Portal)" added