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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.

01/07/2019
ID: 109747310
(5)
FAQ How can you avoid OBs being deleted when compiling in CFC?

Description If the block folder in your STEP 7 project contains organization blocks that have no program code, then these organization blocks are deleted by the system during compilation in CFC (Continuous Function Chart). After compilation the data of the deleted OBs is also displayed as a warning in CFC. All the organization blocks in the CPU are also deleted  If the download is made from the CFC editor and If the OBs have no program code. ...

05/19/2011
ID: 49733022
(0)
FAQ When downloading an IE communication FB, why do you get the warning that the SFC used in the program is not available in the CPU's operating system?

Description If you configure the S7 communication blocks FB12/13/14/15 in the CFC chart, when you download the CFC chart, you might get the warning that the system functions used in the program are not available in the CPU's operating system. ...

04/27/2011
ID: 34529983
(0)
FAQ How do you interconnect the different data types and parameters in the CFC chart using global operands?

Instructions: Differences exist in CFC in terms of how data types are interconnected. Consequently, the different data types are split into two groups. The rule for all data types is that the interconnection must be compatible. ...

03/04/2011
ID: 15350578
(0)
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.

12/28/2010
ID: 10625180
(1)
FAQ What should you do when you get the message "Object attribute not found" after upgrading to a PCS 7 V7.0 project?

Description: After upgrading of an older PCS 7 project to PCS 7 V7.0, it might happen that the setting of the chart installation pointer in CFC is lost. ...

10/20/2009
ID: 38849185
(1)
FAQ Why does the error message "Message 0x0: No text in resource dll available" appear in CFC V7.1?

Description:  If the error message described above appears in CFC V7.1 when delta loading, this might be due to a resources bottleneck or incompatibility of the software installed. If you are using the CP5511 for your online connection, check the resources the CP5511 uses. ...

For products: 6ES7658-1EX17-2YE5, 6ES7658-1EX17-2YA5
08/31/2009
ID: 38068213
(0)
FAQ How can you access the parameters of the FBs interconnected in the CFC chart from the CFC library (e.g. "CONT_C") in the LAD/FBD/STL editor?

When you insert function blocks in the CFC chart, block instances of these data types are created. When the CFC chart is compiled, an instance data block is created for each block instance in the SIMATIC Manager's block folder. Figure 01 shows the interconnection of FB1 'CONT_C' (continuous controller) with FB4 'SAMP_AVE'. ...

08/10/2009
ID: 37571614
(0)
FAQ Why does the message "S-FB no longer available" appear when charts are compiled?

Description: If you get the message 'S-FB no longer available' when you compile CFC charts in the current CFC version, even though the same plans have been compiled error-free in an earlier version of CFC, this is probably due to a conflict of versions. The version of CFC Version is either incompatible with the version of STEP 7 installed, or the CFC version and the STEP 7 version are incompatible with the installed operating system. ...

08/03/2009
ID: 22797335
(0)
FAQ Why does the message "Program in the PLC does not correspond to the chart. Please download to PLC"?

Description:  If a program is newly compiled in the CFC chart, then in test mode the message about different online/offline projects might be displayed. ...

07/31/2009
ID: 12672413
(0)
FAQ How many inputs and outputs of a block can be displayed in the CFC chart and how long may the chart and block names be?

The table below provides information about the maximum number of inputs and outputs of a block in the CFC chart and about the maximum length of the chart and block names. ...

07/31/2009
ID: 11916475
(0)
FAQ How can you activate the Know How protection for functions generated from CFC charts?

Instructions: You can activate the Know How protection directly in CFC (for separate CFC charts) or in the S7-SCL source generated (for all CFC charts in the folder). The functions generated are then stored in the block folder with Know How protection. ...

07/29/2009
ID: 14761890
(0)
FAQ What are the requirements and points to be noted for installing CFC versions V7.0 and V7.1?

Description: The following table lists the requirements and points to be noted for installing CFC versions V7.0 and V7.1. Hardware requirements Operating systems Storage capacity requirements Installation of STEP 7 V5.3 or higher required Configuration with different versions of CFC S7-SCL compiler Installation over a previous vers ...

07/29/2009
ID: 34318555
(0)
FAQ How can you achieve even distribution of load in the CPU by changing the runtime properties?

Instructions: The runtime properties define in which OBs and in which order the separate blocks are called and processed. ...

03/11/2009
ID: 34600482
(1)
FAQ How can you interconnect the "MUL_R" block with the operands of a data block of the "DWORD" data type?

Instructions: When attempting to interconnect the operands of a data block of the 'DWORD' data type with the 'MUL_R' block, the following message is displayed: 254:61010 ...

For products: 6ES7658-1EX17-2YA5
03/11/2009
ID: 22904741
(0)
FAQ Why can't you monitor the sequencer online in S7-GRAPH when the S7-GRAPH FB is called in a CFC chart?

Description: When compiling the CFC chart, an instance data block is created for each function block in CFC. Thus a new instance DB is also assigned for the S7-GRAPH FB configured in CFC. If you wish to monitor the sequencer online in S7-GRAPH after downloading, you must make sure that you monitor the sequencer with the correct instance DB. You can then also delete the instance DB created by S7-GRAPH. ...

02/26/2009
ID: 5608787
(1)
FAQ How can you debug multi-instances in S7-SCL?

Instructions:   In the S7-SCL, you can debug the multi-instances like in the STEP 7 LAD/STL/FBD editor. You will find a detailed description of the breakpoints in the entry: 'How can you test a STEP 7 program with breakpoints?' ...

06/23/2008
ID: 13179825
(0)
FAQ Why aren't any static variables displayed in the instance DB?

Description: You have created a function block in S7-SCL or in STL. Once you have inserted this block in CFC, the relevant instance data blocks are created automatically in the block container. When you open these instance data blocks, you can only see the input/output variables. The static variables are not displayed. ...

03/12/2008
ID: 6291428
(0)
FAQ Information on the topic of "Installing and upgrading software"

Instructions: Information on 'Installing and upgrading software' is available in the following manual and chapter/section: ...

01/22/2008
ID: 27653888
(0)
FAQ Why do the messages "SCL compiler cannot be performed" or "Too many symbolic names in the block" appear?

Description: The S7-SCL sources generated in CFC cannot be opened and compiled directly in S7-SCL. The phenomenon and message described above can occur in extensive CFC projects and, therefore, in cases where there are large volumes of S7-SCL source code. ...

01/22/2008
ID: 22305764
(0)
 
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