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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 82949027, Entry date: 11/06/2013
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Adaption of existing PCS 7 Projects for the Use of Advanced ES

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Task
You want to adapt your already existing PCS 7 project in such a way that you can apply the new type concept of SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.0 in combination with AdvES.
The reasons for that could be the following:

  • You want to apply the new type concept to your PCS 7 project and use the AdvES functionalities.
  • You want to use an existing PCS 7 project either completely or at least in parts in a new PCS 7 project.
  • You want to make changes (for example, adapt parameter values) and possibly expansions in a new PCS 7 project in an efficient manner.
    For example, if the changes or expansions are already available in Excel files, these data can be transferred using AdvES.

Solution
This document describes the steps that have to be taken to prepare your PCS 7 project for the use of AdvES and to convert to the new type concept.
The procedure for that can be divided into four process steps.

This process provides the following advantages:

  • The hardware configuration and interconnection of the driver blocks with the I/O modules do not get lost during the conversion.
  • Cross-process tag interconnections of the existing project are copied and do not need to be reconfigured.

Validity
Valid for SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.0 or higher
(incl. option package PCS 7 Advanced Engineering System V8.0 or higher)

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Adaption of existing PCS 7 Projects for the Use of Advanced ES
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