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    Entry type: Manual, Entry ID: 109755007, Entry date: 12/07/2017

    SIMATIC Process Control System PCS 7 SIMATIC BATCH V9.0 SP1

    Document: SIMATIC BATCH V9.0 SP1 (11/2017, English)
    Type of topic: Fact


    Purpose of the "SIMATIC BATCH" manual

    This documentation provides you with a complete overview of the automation of discontinuous batch processes with SIMATIC BATCH. The documentation supports you in installing and commissioning the software. The procedures for process cell configuration and the creation of batch recipes are described.

    You will find information about the software components, areas of application, configuration options, and commissioning of SIMATIC BATCH in the SIMATIC PCS 7 environment.

    The following basic questions are answered in this document:

    • What is SIMATIC BATCH?
    • What are the software components that make up SIMATIC BATCH?
    • Which areas of application is SIMATIC BATCH suitable for in the SIMATIC environment?
    • How is SIMATIC BATCH planned, configured and operated in the PCS 7 environment?
    • How do you migrate your existing BATCH project to a project that uses the new functions of this version?

    Validity of the manual

    This manual is valid for the software package, SIMATIC BATCH V9.0 SP1.

    Language support for the SIMATIC BATCH software and the documentation

    The following languages are supported:

    • Engineering components and documentation: English, German, French, Chinese and Japanese
    • Runtime components: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Japanese

    Readme files

    You will find important information regarding installation on the system / product DVD in the following documents:

    • SIMATIC PCS 7: PCS 7 Readme
    • SIMATIC BATCH: Readme

    During the SIMATIC BATCH installation routine, you are given the opportunity to open the readme file and read its contents. Following installation, the documents are available in SIMATIC > Product Notes > Language Selection.

    Documentation relating to SIMATIC BATCH

    The following table shows the documentation relating to SIMATIC BATCH at a glance. You can find the documentation in PDF format after installation of SIMATIC BATCH under Start > SIMATIC > Documentation > Language selection.

    Documentation as manual



    Basic and reference information that explains the procedures for configuration and recipe creation with SIMATIC BATCH.


    Reference information that explains the function, layout, integration, and interconnection of blocks in the CFC or SFC editor.

    SIMATIC BATCH - Report Views

    Programming Manual

    Explains how you create your own report templates for reading out the SQL database. Describes all contents and structures of the BATCH data in the SQL database.


    Describes the Application Programming Interface (API) for BATCH object and data access. Examples with source code show how the interface is used.

    Additional documents and online help files can be found in the installation path of SIMATIC BATCH:

    Documentation as
    manual/online help

    Storage location and content

    SIMATIC BATCH - PlugIn concept
    Manual, Programming Manual - available in English only

    Path: \\ProgramData\Siemens\Automation\Batch\Example\PlugIn

    This description contains instructions that enable you to develop your own plug-in modules for SIMATIC BATCH. This involves an external validity check which is used instead of the SIMATIC BATCH check.

    SIMATIC BATCH - Report Views

    online help

    Path on the SIMATIC BATCH server: \\ProgramData\Siemens\Automation\Batch\Example\Views


    online help

    Path: \\ProgramData\Siemens\Automation\Batch\Example\BFApi\_doc

    Options for accessing the documentation related to SIMATIC BATCH and SIMATIC PCS 7

    You can conveniently access all of the documentation for SIMATIC PCS 7 on the PCS 7 web page www.siemens.com/pcs7-documentation.

    Additional helpful documents, FAQs, applications, and tools can be found on the Siemens Industry Online Support page at http://support.automation.siemens.com.

    My Documentation Manager gives you the option of compiling specific documentation contents into your own manual.


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