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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 91174767, Entry date: 07/02/2020

HMI design with the HMI Template Suite

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Give your machine an unmistakable face and turn the interface between machine and human into the trademark of your automation solution. The templates are available for SIMATIC WinCC Basic Panels and SIMATIC WinCC Comfort Panels.

Plants and machines are becoming increasingly complex and therefore more and more difficult to operate. For this reason, designing an intuitive and graphically appealing user interface is becoming more important. With the "HMI Template Suite", Siemens provides you an attractive template to visualize your plant. By using SiVArc, you can generate standard elements and adjust the visualization to your system.

The "HMI Template Suite" provides you

  • an intuitive operating concept, optimized for touch operation
  • the possibility of seamlessly integrating your own content into this operating concept
  • examples for the visualization of different HMI-screens

  • the HMI Template Wizard, to create your HMI with preconfigured screens and screens objects (only for SIMATIC WinCC Unified)

HMI Template Suite for SIMATIC WinCC Unified  V16

Downloads for TIA Portal V16
  Documentation (2,5 MB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Library "HMI Template Suite (WinCC Unified)" (8,9 MB)
 Registrierung notwendig  SIMATIC HMI Template Suite Wizard V1.0.0 Setup (6,3 MB)
SHA; A66AB85E3F9281D484208F8BE610DE0375DC8E2646B6C7D7080CD5ACCF199B58

Notes on Open Source Software used
 Registrierung notwendig  ReadMe_OSS_IconsMaterialDesign.htm (157,4 KB)
 Registrierung notwendig  ReadMe_OSS_HmiTemplateWizard_V1.html (38,0 KB)

Training for SIMATIC WinCC
SITRAIN course: WinCC Unified & Unified Comfort Panels 109773211 

HMI Template Suite for SIMATIC WinCC Comfort/Advanced V16

Intro - What is the Template Suite? Motivation and Function

Downloads for TIA Portal V16
  Documentation (1,5 MB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Library "HMI Template Suite" (14,2 MB)

Notes on Open Source Software used
 Registrierung notwendig  ReadMe_OSS_IconsMaterialDesign.htm (157,4 KB)

Training for SIMATIC WinCC
SITRAIN entry course: SIMATIC WinCC (TIA Portal) machine-oriented for Comfort Panels and WinCC Runtime Advanced  109758624 
SITRAIN advanced course: SIMATIC WinCC (TIA Portal) machine-oriented for Comfort Panels and WinCC Runtime Advanced  109758626

Engineering videos for the Template Suite WinCC Comfort/Advanced V16
The following videos give you a deep insight into the use of the Template Suite.

Engineering video 1: First steps, integrating the library, presentation of the library and overview of the templates

Engineering video 2: title bar, status bar, pop-up windows and templates, recipe, user and CPU diagnostics

Engineering video 3: navigation levels

Engineering video 4: creating screen content, using templates/examples for screen content and notifications 

Last Changes
Template Suite for SIMATIC WinCC Unified added

Additional Keywords
HMI Design, corporate, layout, GUI, interface, UI, style, style editor, standard, Comfort Panel, Basic Panel, user interface, user interface design, design, skin, theme, template, library, usability, HMI, Masterclass Template, Unified, Unified Comfort

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