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The SIMATIC Assessment Suite - Data Collector (SAS-DC) - formerly known as SIMATIC Diagnostics Tool (SDT) - enables you to simply and easily collect diagnostics and system information from computers or other devices.
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.
With immediate effect, PM-LOGON V2.0 is available. PM-LOGON V2.0 is a direct replacement for the predecessor version PM-LOGON V1.8 as a stand-alone and full version. The standard delivery of PM-LOGON V1.8 ends with the availability of PM-LOGON V2.0.
WinCC V6/V7 and WinCC Professional, with their OPC servers for DA, HDA. A&E and UA provide the option of communication both with Siemens products and with products of third-party manufacturers.
For remote access to WinCC stations use RealVNC, RDP or a VM console (server-based virtualization). Depending on the application, to avoid disturbances during the operation of WinCC, take the following special features into account.
Microsoft regularly rectifies security gaps in its products and makes these fixes available to its customers in the form of official patches. This entry provides you with valuable information on the reliable and smooth installation of these patches in conjunction with SIMATIC WinCC.
The attached PDF document provides detailed instructions for migrating WinCC projects from V4 to V7. Information is also given about the order numbers and licenses required plus everything you need to know about upgrading a WinCC project.
The following remedies will assist you with your request if you encounter any obstacles while logging in, or while downloading files for the diagnostics of a support request to Siemens Technical Support.
With PCS 7 V5 and higher, the "Change user" button is available to maintain the current screen composition even if the user changes. This button is available with WinCC V7.5 SP1 and higher (at least PCS 7 V9.1). Instructions on how to obtain this functionality even with older versions of WinCC are described here.
Check the following points if you cannot establish communication from the WinCC station to the S7 controller.
With immediate effect PM-GRID CONTROL V2.5 is available. PM-GRID CONTROL V2.5 is a direct replacement for the predecessor version PM-GRID CONTROL V2.4 as a stand-alone and full version. The standard delivery of PM-GRID CONTROL V2.4 ends with the availability ofPM-GRID CONTROL V2.5.
When a computer starts up (SIMATIC IPC, for example), you are asked which user name you want to use to log on to the system. This interrupts the automatic startup, which is undesirable, for example, after a power failure.
With immediate effect WinCC UPS Shutdown V2.0 is available. With the tool WinCC UPS shutdown it is possible to close an active WinCC project and shut down the PC with help of a UPS. WinCC UPS Shutdown V2.0 is a direct replacement for the predecessor version WinCC UPS Shutdown V1.0 as a stand-alone and full version.
The PDF document included in this entry contains the instructions for providing files to Technical Support for diagnostics. You can upload the files directly when creating a service request, or later during ticket processing. Also note the size of the files.
In some special cases, depending on the configuration of your system, there might be synchronization problems when starting WinCC and other applications. You avoid this by delaying the start of WinCC.
Overview of the OPC UA communication features supported by various SIMATIC and SITOP products in the form of an Excel table, as well as an overview of other related SIOS articles.
This article introduces you to the various access options to WinCC archives by means of tools and software systems developed for this purpose as well as their functionalities.
In the following we show you how to output the values on the ruler of the WinCC Online Trend Control.
Unlike the IO field, the Graphics Designer object Button does not have an "Operator input message" property. Instead of this, use a "direct connection" for buttons to send an "operator input message" if you do not want to work with scripts.
The following instructions are for installing and using a memory dump in WinCC and PCS 7. You can use this tool to create a memory dump of a process in the event of a fault. This memory dump can be useful for detailed diagnostics.