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Lifebeat Monitoring monitors servers, clients and automation devices. Usually the Lifebeat Monitoring runs on a central WinCC client. It provides a view of Lifebeat objects belonging to a project and of the automation devices and operator stations of other projects. For this all the plant sections must be connected to one common network.
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.
The SIMATIC Assessment Suite - Data Collector (SAS-DC) - formerly known as SIMATIC Diagnostics Tool (SDT) - enables you to simply and easily collect diagnostics and system information from computers or other devices.
The attached PDF document contains detailed instructions for migrating a WinCC project consistently from V4 through to V7. Moreover, it contains information on the necessary order numbers, licenses and all you need to know about the upgrading of a WinCC project.
Product cancellation / discontinuation is announced for the SIMATIC WinCC V6.x SCADA software, including the option packages and Powerpacks as of October 1, 2017.
In order to have the Technical Support answer a service request precisely and without having to ask for more information, a description as precise as possible of the unclear issue is necessary.
Dynamic message selection via a script
Several requirements must be fulfilled in the configuration of your Windows environment in order to enable multi-user operation of WinCC. If the settings required for this are not correct, there is no guarantee that WinCC functions error-free in multi-user mode or whether it is at all possible.
You can use the "Autostart" function to start WinCC with a specific project when the computer starts up.
In some special cases, depending on the configuration of your system, there might be synchronization problems when starting WinCC and other applications. You avoid this by delaying the start of WinCC.
Recreate the content of the user archive in WinCC.
Get in touch with Technical Support if your license key or authorization is defective.
The data type S5TIME is stored in the binary code decimal format (BCD) whereby the associated time base is bit coded. Direct access to this data type is not possible in WinCC.
Below we provide the options available for remotely accessing WinCC stations.
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.
Using the Windows performance monitor for diagnostics.
Configuration Notes The table below shows what options there are in WinCC for read and write access to TagLogging/AlarmLogging archives. ...
A C script that uses the Windows API function "MessageBox()" creates a standard Windows dialog box. The return value of the function contains the code of the button selected by the operator.
Reading or writing the system time
The characters "i.", "u." or "i. u." after the measured values stand for "interpolated" (i) and "uncertain".