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There are two ways of reading out the status of an MRP ring in the user program of the CPU.
If installation of STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V14 SP1 is hindered by a running service, then terminate the process via the Multiuser Server Configuration.
The display of the declaration table varies depending on the type of block and access.
By means of the “device proxy PLC”, you can directly access the SIMATIC controllers configured in the SIMATIC Manager and their current data such as symbols, data blocks and the alarm procedures “Alarm_S”, “Alarm_D” and “SFM”.
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.
You can no longer start PLCSIM after the update from V14 to V14 SP1.
You can create and export GSDML files for communications processors with firmware V2.7 and higher and STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V14 and higher.
Save the error information and block status from the "STATUS" parameter in a data block and use the information from the manual for diagnostics.
Attached are the latest Support Packages for several TIA Portal versions ready for downloading.
Free trial versions of TIA Portal components V14 and V14 SP1 are available from this web page.
This service pack is applicable for upgrade of the following TIA Portal products: STEP 7 Basic / Professional / PLCSIM V14. (March 2017)
Service pack 1 for STEP 7 V14 available
In TIA Portal V14 and higher you can run the TIA Portal software in a private cloud.
The library "LGF (Library of general functions)" contains additional functions for STEP 7 (TIA Portal).
03/2017, Programming Manual
When you install STEP 7 (TIA Portal) on a virtual machine (VM), in some cases you might get unwanted system properties.
If you search for code access to a single element of a structured tag, the interface hits are also included in the "Search Results" window.
In STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V14 and higher, for all product groups there is a common interface for S7-PLCSIM so that it is easier to start S7-PLCSIM in STEP 7 (TIA Portal).
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.