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It is important to estimate the response times in a system made up of controllers, distributed IO, PCs or also components of the industrial identification already during the planning phase of a plant. With measured performance data on industrial communication with SIMATIC S 7 components, you receive secure statements here.
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.
If you do not yet have a version of STEP 7 installed on your computer, you need the full license for STEP 7 Professional / Basic V14. If you already have a version of STEP 7 installed on your PC, you need either the license for the upgrade or for the PowerPack.
The SIMATIC Assessment Suite - Data Collector (SAS-DC) - formerly known as SIMATIC Diagnostics Tool (SDT) - enables you to collect simply and easily diagnostics and system information from computers or other devices.
10/2016, Programming manual
To create an optimal program regarding technical possibilities and consistency, it is recommended to use the programming guideline and programming styleguide for S7-1200/1500.
SIMATIC Remote Services provide different service modules via a remote connection. The "Preventive" module includes a preventive check of the system status and recommendations for preventive measures. The module does not need a constantly active remote connection.
As a registered SIOS customer, you can download the trial for SIMATIC STEP 7 V5.5 SP4 and test it using the trial license for 14 days.
The innovative control programming for scalable solutions in the TIA Portal.
09/2016, System manual
You can find the Hotfix 11 (HF11) download for SIMATIC STEP 7 V5.5 SP4 and STEP 7 Professional 2010 SR4 here
When you open some projects in STEP 7, you get the message that you need the options package Drive ES for your project even though the project has no Drive ES configuration.
With S7-400 H systems you enable the parameter "Block for individual sensor" if you do not need the discrepancy monitoring for the analog input modules.
In some cases in STEP 7 you are presented with warnings, notes and error messages with an error code.
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.
Operating instructions (compact)
You can calculate the runtime of a terminal device via the system time. You use the SFC64 "TIME_TCK" for this.
You personal password is reset if you request a temporary password in OSD and then change it into a new personal password.
After receiving an e-mail indicating that a download is ready you log in to Online Software Delivery (OSD) with or without Industry Mall Account to download your prepared products.
You can request a new temporary password via the Online Software Delivery web page.