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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.

09/07/2021
ID: 64847781
(150)
FAQ Why do you get the message "Application Programming Interface error! (20)"?

The PDF file included in the FAQ response shows you the remedy if you get the above message when calling the ALM (Automation License Manager) or when inserting a CPU into a STEP 7 (TIA Portal) project.

08/18/2021
ID: 109801132
(0)
FAQ Why do you get one of the following messages: "The cycle time may increase (0601:000044)" or "Possible cycle time violation (0601:000042)"?

You are monitoring the status of a block in TIA Portal STEP 7. When setting up a block status, the CPU checks which cycle time load this causes and reports whether there is a risk of exceeding the cycle time.

08/12/2021
ID: 109801162
(0)
FAQ Where do you procure the current trial software for STEP 7, WinCC and Startdrive for TIA Portal V17?

Here you can download free of charge trial versions for the components of TIA Portal V17

08/09/2021
ID: 109798506
(0)
FAQ How do you change the SUS contract data in OSD (Online Software Delivery)?

Taking an example we will show you how to change the SUS contract data in OSD.

08/04/2021
ID: 109760477
(1)
FAQ Where do you will find the manuals and updates for the TIA Portal product versions?

This FAQ contains the links to manuals and updates of STEP 7 Basic / Professional and S7-PLCSIM Advanced.

08/02/2021
ID: 109779999
(1)
FAQ Time synchronization with an online NTP server for SIMATIC S7-1500 Controller

With TIA Portal V17, several improvements regarding NTP functionality on the SIMATIC controllers have been introduced.

07/29/2021
ID: 109800548
(0)
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.

07/28/2021
ID: 109783637
(1)
FAQ STEP 7 V17: Information on the block BasicPosControl V2.0

Updated information on the "BasicPosControl V2.0" instruction (Parameters Position, Velocity, ActPosition and ActVelocity)

07/26/2021
ID: 109799614
(1)
FAQ Which FAQs and manual information are available for indirect addressing in STEP 7 (TIA Portal)?

A number of entries are available for TIA Portal with indirect addressing. Below is an overview with the links.

07/14/2021
ID: 109800438
(1)
FAQ For which SIMATIC modules are safety-related parameters provided?

The safety parameters for SIMATIC are only provided for fail-safe modules.

07/13/2021
ID: 109799727
(1)
FAQ Questions and answers about the new security features in TIA Portal V17

As a pioneer in industrial security world, Siemens has always aimed to provide holistic, state-of-the-art solutions to ensure maximum protections of machines and plants. In this entry you find a collection of questions and answers on the newly introduced security features in TIA Portal V17.

For products: 6ES7822-1A.07-..
07/12/2021
ID: 109799540
(2)
FAQ Tips for TIA Portal Openness

Tips and tricks for working with TIA Portal Openness

07/07/2021
ID: 109251656
(3)
FAQ Why is it not possible to log in to TIA Administrator with a Microsoft account (cloud account)?

The cloud-based Identity and Access Management service from Microsoft is not supported by TIA Administrator.

06/25/2021
ID: 109798450
(3)
FAQ What are the requirements for installing STEP 7 Professional / Basic V17?

The information and links below give you an overview of the general requirements for installing STEP 7 (TIA Portal).

06/21/2021
ID: 50204569
(34)
FAQ How do you read the serial numbers (Identification Numbers) of the devices connected to the ET 200 CM 1xDALI module?

Reading out the serial numbers helps you to identify the ballast devices (control gear) or sensors (input devices) on the DALI bus.

06/18/2021
ID: 109797848
(0)
FAQ Why do program crashes or corrupted data occur when you access the hardware parameters via a public API?

The configuration of hardware modules and Openness modules with different versions is not possible.

06/18/2021
ID: 109775554
(0)
FAQ What are the conditions for using the TIA Portal Cloud Connector?

In TIA Portal V14 and higher you can run the TIA Portal software in a private cloud.

06/18/2021
ID: 109739390
(3)
FAQ Which license do you need to upgrade from STEP 7 version V5.x, V11 ... V16 to the TIA Portal V17?

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 V17. 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.

06/18/2021
ID: 57775228
(25)
FAQ How do you control a robot with a SIMATIC S7-1500 controller?

The SIMATIC Robot Library enables users to program robots from different manufacturers directly in the TIA Portal and to control them with a SIMATIC S7-1500 controller.

05/28/2021
ID: 109798435
(4)
 
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