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FAQ Compatibility Tool for Automation and Drive Technology

The Compatibility Tool is a function provided by the Industry Online Support with which you can select compatible software products or check the compatibility of existing configurations.

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Product note SITRAIN advanced course: WinCC V7 and WinCC Options

Advanced course for WinCC V7 and WinCC options; Product training, Type: Classroom training course; Duration: 5 days; different regions/sites

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Product note Product cancellation / discontinuation: SIMATIC WinCC V6.x

Product cancellation / discontinuation is announced for the SIMATIC WinCC V6.x SCADA software, including the option packages and Powerpacks as of October 1, 2017.

ID: 109748971
Application example Decentralized Operation of SIMATIC WinCC with SIMATIC Thin Clients

This article shows you how you can access using a decentralized Industrial Thin Clients to a WinCC project .

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FAQ Why does WinCC show neither "Create..." nor "Implicit Update..." in the pop-up menu of the "Server Data" function?

Description In WinCC projects that have been created with the SIMATIC Manager, the pop-up menu of 'Server Data' contains neither the menu item 'Create ...' nor the menu item 'Implicit Update ...'. This also applies to projects created in WinCC and then imported into the SIMATIC Manager with this function: 'SIMATIC Manager > Tools > Import OS...'. ...

ID: 22132657
FAQ How do you parameterize the communication resources of S7-300 CPUs so that WinCC stations and S7-300 stations do not have connection failures?

If you need multiple OS connections to an S7-300, then for the S7-300 you must set the number of connections accordingly in the hardware configuration (HW Config). You need these settings because the communications resources are restricted.

ID: 23369901
Product note Supply of SIMATIC WinCC V6.0 SP3/SP4 incl. Options to Be Discontinued as per Oct. 1, 2010

  The supply of all products within the scope of SIMATIC WinCC V6.0 SP3/SP4 will be discontinued as per October 1, 2010. This means that all the corresponding products including the ASIA variants will be deleted from our delivery program and cease to be available. At the same time all mainte...

ID: 43906622
Download PROFIBUS Diagnostic Package for SIMATIC S7 and WinCC

DESCRIPTION: A diagnostic package is available for PROFIBUS diagnostics; it comprises the following components: S7 diagnostic blocks FB125 and FC125 for evaluating and providing diagnostic information about a PROFIBUS DP system in the S7 user program WinCC diagnostic images for displaying the diagnostic information on the visualization system. The diagnostic images access the information from the S7 diagnostic block FB125 and visualize it on the dis ...

ID: 6095050
FAQ How can you send or receive data via the serial interface in WinCC Runtime?

Description: This entry describes how you can send and receive data via the serial interface of your PC in WinCC. For example, in this way you can read in the data of a barcode scanner. ...

ID: 28378295
Download Urgent UPDATE (Patch3) for WinCC V6.2

Description: The following reactions have occurred sporadically in regularly performed test series with our products with WinCC V6.2: ...

ID: 25869221
Product note SIMATIC WinCC V6.2 available now (SR/DR)

Effective immediately, SIMATIC WinCC V6.2 is available for delivery. As a separate product and full version, SIMATIC WinCC V6.2 replaces its immediate predecessor, SIMATIC WinCC V6.0. SIMATIC WinCC V6.2 can be obtained as an Upgrade from WinCC V5 as well as from WinCC V6.0. WinCC V6.0 SP4 an...

ID: 24368350
FAQ How do you restore the Online Trend Control toolbar on the client after it has been disabled online with "Persistence in RT and CS"?

  Instructions: A client-based operator on a multi-user system has disabled the Online Trend Control toolbar display in the 'General' tab and set persistence in RT and CS at the same time. The toolbar is now missing from the process picture on the client in question. You have opened the pictured in the editor on the server, set the property and saved the setting. However, the toolbar still won't appear on the client. ...

ID: 23835992
FAQ How do you establish a remote connection to a server?

Instructions: Configure the settings in the server project - as in the procedure given below - in order to establish a remote connection to a server from a client without a client project. ...

ID: 15121778
FAQ Why will the WinCC clients not communicate with the WinCC server?

  Description: This may be due to the fact that the terminal bus has been configured incorrectly. If the computer has multiple network cards, for example, ensure that the correct network card is configured for access to the terminal bus. ...

ID: 18967416
FAQ With WinCC multi-user systems how can you store the process pictures locally on the MultiClient in order to reduce network access to the server?

Instructions: Your project is running on a WinCC multi-user system. Now process pictures are to be stored locally on the MultiClient so that these local pictures are used and not those of the server. This reduces access via the network to the server. ...

ID: 492902
FAQ Why are the pictures on the client different to those on the server?

Description: Pictures/picture properties may appear on the server which are different to those which appear on the client. This occurrence is attributable to a false package; there is still an older package loaded on the client. In this event, please create the package on the server again and load it onto the client. ...

ID: 22131725
Product note Delivery Release: SIMATIC WinCC V6.0 SP4

Effective immediately, SIMATIC WinCC V6.0 SP4 is released for delivery. As a separate product and full version, SIMATIC WinCC V6.0 SP4 replaces its immediate predecessor SIMATIC WinCC V6.0 SP3. The sale of SIMATIC WinCC V6.0 SP3 ends with the availability of SIMATIC WinCC V6.0 SP4. ...

ID: 22450372
FAQ Which settings are required for server-client communication?

Configuration Notes: In order to facilitate server-client communication, all the computers have to be found in the network on the basis on the computer names, NOT only via the IP address. You can check this by opening the DOS prompt and contacting the other computers with the command 'ping' - input: ping <computer_name>. It is important that the client locates the server, and vice versa, in the network. ...

ID: 22132850
FAQ How do you suppress configuration on the client?

Instructions: In order to suppress configuration on the client, you are advised only to install WinCC runtime on the client. ...

ID: 22131425
FAQ Which possibilities exist in WinCC V6.0 for connecting to a server from a client without a separate client project?

Configuration Notes: There are a variety of ways in which a client without a client project can access the server project: WinCC Explorer WinCC Projects WinCC Autostart ...

ID: 16754155
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