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    Entry type: Manual, Entry ID: 93842538, Entry date: 06/02/2014

    SIMIT Simulation Framework (SF) - Getting Started (V8.0)

    Document: SIMIT Simulation Framework (SF) - Getting Started (V8.0) (05/2014, English)
    Type of topic: Fact


    Information about the SIMIT SF Getting Started

    The Getting Started documentation uses an easy sample project to illustrate the basic principles and how the SIMIT SF software components interact during configuration and in simulation mode.

    This Getting Started serves as an introduction and does not contain detailed or background information. Additional information is available in the online help on SIMIT SF and CTE (Component Type Editor).

    If you want to use SIMIT SF in combination with PCS 7, we recommend reading the manual SIMIT Simulation Framework (SF) with PCS 7 - Getting Started.



    In this documentation, the names of elements in the software interface are specified in the language of this documentation. If you have installed a multi-language package for the operating system, some of the designations will be displayed in the base language of the operating system after a language switch and will, therefore, differ from the designations used in the documentation.

    In SIMIT SF, you can use standard Windows functions in many situations:

    • Multiple selection using the "Ctrl" and "Shift" keys
    • Column sorting in tables by clicking on the column header
    • Use of "drag-and-drop" instead of "copy and paste"

    The individual tutorials in the Getting Started build on one another. For this reason, you should work through all the tutorials in the specified sequence.

    Purpose of this Getting Started documentation

    This document aims to guide you quickly and successfully through the basics of SIMIT SF. You will get to know many basic configuration steps and develop an understanding for how SIMIT SF works.

    Requirements for the SIMIT SF Getting Started

    You can run the sample projects "Elevator-01.simit", "Elevator-02.simit" and "Elevator-03.simit "on any computer on which the following software is installed:

    • Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate SP1, 32-bit or 64-bit operating system
    • SIMIT V8.0, PROFESSIONAL or ULTIMATE for use with a PLCSIM coupling, STANDARD for use with a PROFIBUS DP coupling
    • S7-PLCSIM V5.4 SP5
    • Necessary license keys for the software listed above

    Options for accessing documentation on SIMIT

    You can find the complete SIMIT documentation at the following locations:

    • On the SIMIT V8.0 DVD
    • on the Internet
    • The product documentation is installed with the relevant product


    The statements in the SIMIT readme take precedence over all other SIMIT SF documentation.


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