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FAQ How do you close a picture window in the WinCC Runtime using an additional button?

When using a touch screen, the default Windows button might be too small for safe operation. For this reason it is possible to incorporate an additional larger button with user-created faceplates.

For products: 6AV63.1-....7-4..., 6AV63.1-....7-5...
08/22/2019
ID: 109769328
FAQ How do you configure the DP/PA link in the external master or in STEP 7 (TIA Portal)?

In order to add the GSD files of the PA slave as slots to the DP/PA link you have to transfer the PA slaves and the DP/PA link to a common GSD file. You use the GSD tool for this.

08/22/2019
ID: 79159361
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.

08/22/2019
ID: 64847781
FAQ How do you connect three SITOP PSU8200 24V/40 A power supplies in series in order to increase the output voltage to 72V?

You can connect three SITOP PSU8200 24V/40 A power supplies in series in order to meet possible requirements for 72V DC made by applications

For products: 6EP3437-8SB00-0AY0
08/22/2019
ID: 109769524
FAQ How do you read out the IP address of the PROFINET interface of a S7-1500 CPU in the user program?

You can read out the IP address of the PROFINET interface of a S7-1500 CPU from the user program. You can use the PROFINET data records for this.

08/15/2019
ID: 82947835
FAQ How do you program and parameterize Modbus/TCP communication between S7-1500 CPUs and S7-1200 CPUs?

Modbus/TCP communication between S7-1500 CPUs and S7-1200 CPUs is presented. The instructions "MB_CLIENT" and "MB_SERVER" are called and parameterized in the user program of the S7-1500 CPU and the S7-1200 CPU.

08/15/2019
ID: 102020340
FAQ Which Microsoft Updates have been tested for compatibility with SIMATIC PCS 7?

Microsoft regularly rectifies security gaps in its products and makes these fixes available to users via product updates.

08/12/2019
ID: 18490004
FAQ Restriction on enabling UMAC (User Management and Access Control) protection in Startdrive V15.1 and V15.1 UPD1

When you enable UMAC protection in a project with Startdrive V15.1 or V15.1 UPD1 and SINAMICS G drives in a group folder, the project becomes unusable.

08/08/2019
ID: 109769004
FAQ How do you use the SIMATIC Management Console to check whether the PCS 7 software of your plant is up to date?

A basic requirement for efficient functioning and reliable results is that the software of a process control system is completely up to date.

For products: 6ES7658-...58-...., 6ES7658-5BX58-....
08/07/2019
ID: 109757584
08/02/2019
ID: 109749256
FAQ Which modules support the "S7 Routing" function in S7 subnets?

This entry shows which modules support the "S7 Routing" function in S7 subnets to be able to operate cross-network PG/OP communication through S7 Routing.

08/01/2019
ID: 584459
FAQ How do you configure the "Port Mirroring" function in the Industrial Ethernet switch SCALANCE X in order to monitor data transfer at a SCALANCE X port?

This entry describes how to configure the "Port Mirroring" function in the Industrial Ethernet switch SCALANCE X in order to monitor data transfer at a SCALANCE X port.

08/01/2019
ID: 67474108
FAQ Which information does Technical Support need regarding inquiries about SCALANCE products?

In order to have the Technical Support answer a service request precisely and quickly, a description as precise as possible of the unclear issue is necessary. Below is a list of the information required by the Technical Support for inquiries about SCALANCE products.

08/01/2019
ID: 109738574
FAQ How do you incorporate the current version of your Industrial Ethernet switch SCALANCE X in STEP 7 via GSDML?

If the Industrial Ethernet switch SCALANCE X you are using is not listed in the hardware catalog, you can add the Industrial Ethernet switch SCALANCE X to the hardware catalog via the GSDML file.

08/01/2019
ID: 89255256
FAQ How do you configure the CP 343-1 as PROFINET I-device in STEP 7 (TIA Portal)?

Via a CP 343-1 you can incorporate the SIMATIC S7-300 automation system as an intelligent PROFINET IO device (I-device) in your plant.

08/01/2019
ID: 109744406
FAQ How do you use URLs to conveniently call the topology and device list in SINEC NMS?

If you want easy and direct access to websites of the SINEC NMS operation, you can use the option of calling the URL directly. The Excel file in this entry helps you to generate these specific URLs.

08/01/2019
ID: 109764947
FAQ How do you migrate WinCC projects to new versions of WinCC from V4 to V7?

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.

07/29/2019
ID: 44029132
FAQ Which DCOM settings must be checked for WinCC (V7 and Professional) with OPC DA if the connection between server and client does not work?

With OPC there is a manufacturer-independent standard via which systems and devices of different manufacturers can exchange data. In this FAQ response we describe which DCOM settings must be checked for WinCC with OPC DA if the connection between server and client does not work or is blocked.

07/29/2019
ID: 109768431
 
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