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FAQ How do you request a delivery form change for your Software Update Service (SUS) contract via the SUS Manager?

When you conclude the Software Update Service contract for your product, for one year you receive all the upgrades and service packs for your SIMATIC software product free of charge. The requirement is the latest version of a valid software license.

ID: 109747310
FAQ What should you watch out for with the "Save as..." option with PCS 7 multiprojects with Logic Matrix?

When using the "Save as..." option with PCS 7 multiprojects with Logic Matrices you must pay attention to a number of things to ensure proper saving of the project.

ID: 109767445
FAQ How do you use the Report function in SIMATIC Version Cross Manager?

In SIMATIC Version Cross Manager (VXM) lower than V8.2 you have the option of creating and printing comparison lists in the form of reports.

ID: 109755393
FAQ How do you do perform controller optimization with the PCS 7 PID tuner?

It is possible to optimize controllers using the commissioning tool "PCS 7 PID Tuner". The tool makes measurements to determine the process parameters and then suggests the optimum settings for the controller. If required, you can apply these settings immediately.

ID: 8031495
FAQ How do you create a time-controlled backup with SIMATIC Version Trail independently of the logged-in user?

If a time-controlled backup is to be created with SIMATIC Version Trail (VT) independently of the currently logged-in user, you have to create a user account specially for the VT backup.

For products:6ES7658-1FX18-2YA5, 6ES7658-1FX28-2YA5
ID: 109746481
FAQ What should you watch out for when selecting the sampling time in the Import-Export Assistant (IEA)?

You use the IEA when several models or process tag types are often assigned in a project (processing mass data) and you want to modify the parameter descriptions of the blocks. You should pay attention to the following when selecting the sampling times.

ID: 109743054
FAQ How do you export/import user-defined function codes in PCS 7 Advanced ES?

You can use this function to transfer a user-defined function code from one ES to another or to create a back-up.

ID: 109479129
FAQ How do you monitor a block with the desired call environment in STEP 7?

Instructions When a block is called multiple times, there is a way of monitoring the block at a specific call. Proceed as follows to monitor a block with the desired call environment. ...

ID: 21671563
FAQ Why do I get a license error message in SIMATIC PDM although all the necessary licenses are available?

Description: A license error message from SIMATIC PDM can basically have three reasons: Authorizations are available, but are not recognized. This is extremely rare. In this case you have to play the licenses back to the floppy disk, restart the computer and transfer the licenses back again from the floppy disk to the computer. The license for SIMATIC PDM is indeed available, but it is not the right version. The license fo ...

ID: 10678936
FAQ How do I open the configuration dialog box of CCAgent, if the icon is not shown in the task bar (PCS 7 V6.x)?

Description:   The application CCAgent is a help to the administration of the communication between internconnected WinCC-Stations and is part of the WinCC-Option NetCC.  ...

ID: 16527934
FAQ How do you program the ANY parameters for SFC14 and SFC15 in S7-SCL?

In S7-SCL and in the LAD/FBD/STL editor, it is not possible to declare a variable of the data type ANY in a UDT or in a DB, because the ANY variable is a parameter type. However, you can declare an ANY variable as a temporary variable.

ID: 10625180
FAQ What do the PCS7 process control messages "Failure Connection ID: 16#0" and "Failure Connection ID16#??" indicate and how can they be avoided?

Initial situation Every time WinCC Runtime is deactivated on an operator station, the process control message 'Failure Connection ID16#x' is generated by the CONEC block (FB88). The 'x' in this message stands for the connection ID configured in the SIMATIC Manager. ...

ID: 35113846
FAQ How do you obtain detailed information about compilation errors?

Instructions: Through PCS 7 V6.1 SP1 the SCL source '@SCLFileFromCFC_SFC_1' is created each time the user program is compiled. From PCS 7 V7.0 this source is only created if the 'Generate SCL source' check box is checked in the 'Compile program' dialog window. If this source already exists, it is overwritten. The source is located in the SIMATIC Manager under 'Project > SIMATIC...> S7 Program... > Sources'. ...

ID: 19250828
FAQ What is the difference between offline and online processing in the LAD/STL/FBD editor?

Configuration Notes: During the test phase or commissioning it is often necessary to make minor changes to the blocks. If the associated user program is on a programming device, there are always two different procedures for making changes. ...

ID: 17376617
FAQ Why is the update of the data in the user program of the CPU different in central and distributed mode?

Description: The differences result from the runtimes that are necessary to supply the data. Whereas in central mode the CPU can directly access inputs, in distributed mode (analog and digital modules which are topologically separated from the central rack), the data is to be supplied by the PROFIBUS interface module. In this case it does not matter if the PROFIBUS interface module is integrated into the CPU or if a CP is used. ...

ID: 19150403
FAQ How is routing done via MPI between two CPU modules in the case of a divided rack of an S7-400?

Instructions: A STEP 7 project with a divided rack and two CPU modules have been configured as an example: ...

ID: 18847528
FAQ Why does the network status only appear partially during monitoring in the LAD and FBD editor?

  Description: The table below describes the reasons why part of the program does not appear on the display of the PG or PC during monitoring in the LAD and FBD editor and why the network status is only partly displayed, as well as remedies for this: ...

ID: 11013485
FAQ How can you change the startup and actual values only via the OP in such a way as to be immune to power failure and general reset?

Instructions: In the SIMATIC Manager you can use the menu command 'PLC > Copy RAM to ROM...' to write a data block from the main memory to the load memory. In this way changed parameters are available again in this data block, even after Power Off, for example. ...

ID: 14493983
FAQ How can you modify variables in STEP 7 version V5.2 and higher?

Instructions: It is possible to modify operands both in the Online view of the LAD/FBD/STL editor and via the variables table. In order to modify variables in the LAD/FBD/STL editor you can distinguish between the STL view and the LAD/FBD view.  ...

ID: 22897211
FAQ How are the Windows security settings (DCOM settings) defined for SIMATIC Logon?

Instructions: If you use the 'Log on to: another computer with SIMATIC Logon' function, define the following settings exclusively on the computer from which the data is taken: ...

ID: 22680930
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