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Download STEP 7 V5.x Hardware Support Packages (HSPs - as at 09/2021) for installing hardware updates in the Hardware Configuration

Attached are the latest Hardware Support Packages for STEP 7 ready for downloading.

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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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FAQ What action is required if the software or software license delivery (download) was made to the wrong consignee?

Proceed as follows if your software or license order was delivered to the wrong consignee, or if you want to reassign your software or license delivery to another user account.

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Download Handling programs for authorizing or licensing SIMATIC products. ( ALM, TIA Administrator, Authors)

This page includes the latest versions of the various handling programs for authorizing or licensing SIMATIC products.

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Application example Combined configuration with WinCC (TIA Portal) and STEP 7 V5.x or Combined configuration with WinCC (TIA Portal) and STEP 7 (TIA Portel) in separate projects (Video)

By means of the “device proxy PLC”, you can directly access the SIMATIC controllers configured in the SIMATIC Manager and their current data such as symbols, data blocks and the alarm procedures “Alarm_S”, “Alarm_D” and “SFM”. Or you can work with WinCC (TIA Portal) and STEP 7 (TIA Portal) in separate projects. GSDML files are available for download ("Direct button” function).

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FAQ How do you clear message "An OLE error has occurred”?

The following provides information and remedies if you receive the message "An OLE error has occurred” when opening blocks or starting functions in STEP 7 or in option packages.

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FAQ How do you efficiently collect diagnostics and system information with the SIMATIC Assessment Suite - Data Collector (SAS-DC)?

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.

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FAQ How do you install a GSDML file and which GSDML file version is released for which version of STEP 7 V5.x?

In order to configure the devices (PROFINET, PROFIBUS) of a manufacturer in the device configuration of STEP 7 V5.x, you have to install the GSDML file beforehand.

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FAQ How do you restore defective license keys and authorizations?

Get in touch with Technical Support if your license key or your authorization is defective.

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FAQ How do you do an firmware update for ET 200SP modules in STEP 7 V5.x when the ET 200SP has been configured via a GSDML file?

You update the firmware of the ET 200SP modules using firmware files. The retentive data is retained after executing the firmware update.

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FAQ How do you disable the message "Please reboot before installing any more programs"?

You can solve the problems by making changes in the Registry.

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FAQ How do you reactivate hidden system messages and the column of the current values in DBs?

You can reactivate the deactivated system messages that were displayed during the download or when opening instance DBs.

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FAQ Which user authorizations do you need to be able to collect hardware information with the SAS-DC (SIMATIC Assessment Suite - Data Collector)?

Read out device and diagnostics information

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FAQ Why, with GSDML files for SINAMICS drives, is the "Hardware interrupt triggers" field displayed with the selection box for hardware interrupt OBs?

The SINAMICS drives do not support hardware interrupts. The "Hardware interrupt triggers" field is displayed by STEP 7 also with SINAMICS drives, but it has no function.

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Product note SITRAIN Training courses for SIMATIC S7-300/-400

SITRAIN offers a comprehensive training portfolio for know-how communication centered around the topic of SIMATIC S7-300/S7-400.

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FAQ When you open STEP 7 Professional / Basic, why do you get the request to install the license even though you have installed the license?

Most probably you have not installed the right license for your software version.

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FAQ How do you collect device and diagnostic information of different components with the SAS-DC?

Device and diagnostic information is required for the processing of various services, for example to carry out reactive or preventive checks of a system status or to create transparency about the current inventory of automation components and thus obtain information about the product life cycle of the components. There are various ways of doing this.

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FAQ How do you install the Software Redundancy V1.2 (SP3) in MS Windows 7 (or higher)?

In MS Windows 7 (or higher) you can only use single components of the Software Redundancy V1.2. It is not possible to install the software completely.

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FAQ How is the runtime of a terminal device (pump, for example) calculated in STEP 7 V5.x?

You can calculate the runtime of a terminal device via the system time. You use the SFC64 "TIME_TCK" for this.

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FAQ How can you read out the date and time with SFC1 (READ_CLK) and set them with SFC0 (SET_CLK)?

The system functions SFC1 and SFC0 are respectively for reading out and setting the system clock of a CPU. The data of the system clock is stored in a variable of the data type DATE_AND_TIME. Access to the single components of the system clock is via a pointer.

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