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SIMATIC S7 Port Configuration Tool V2.2
These notes should be considered more up-to-date than the information in other documents. Read the notes carefully, because they contain information on installing and using SIMATIC S7 Port Configuration Tool V2.2. Note when printing the file that the left and right margins are set to a width of 25 millimeters for A4 portrait format.
ContentsNOTES ON INSTALLATION 1 1.1 1.2 1.3 2 2.1 2.2 2.3 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Operating system Software component Hardware requirements INSTALLATION Installing SIMATIC S7-PCT Uninstalling SIMATIC S7-PCT Additional installation notes
NOTES ON USAGE (RELEASE NOTES)
Notes on InstallationThe installation notes contain important information that you will require in order to install
SIMATIC S7-PCT V2.2. Read these notes before installing the software.
Minimum requirementsOperating system
S7-PCT V2.2 is a 32-bit application that can be used with the following operating systems: MS Windows XP Professional SP2 or SP3 MS Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 Standard Edition as workstation computer MS Windows 7 32 Bit Ultimate, Professional Enterprise (standard installation), with or without SP1. The Windows XP mode under Windows 7 has not been approved yet. New as of this version: MS Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate, Professional and Enterprise, with or without SP1. New as of this version: MS Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit), with or without SP1.
S7-PCT V2.2 has not been tested on any other operating systems; use at your own risk.
Software componentMicrosoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0 Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86) Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86) Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x64)
Hardware requirementsPentium CPU (600 MHz) At least 512 MB RAM Color monitor, keyboard and mouse supported by the operating systems listed above. 70 MB of free memory on the system drive and 150 MB on the installation drive of S7PCT.
InstallationInstalling SIMATIC S7-PCT
Requirements Procedure 1. Run the installation by double-clicking on the executable file "setup.exe". The hardware and software requirements (see minimum requirements) must be met. Installation requires administrator privileges.
Select an installation language. Then the following dialog window will appear in the selected language.
Later in the installation, the Product Information and the License Agreement window will be shown. In order to proceed with the installation, you must accept the terms in the License Agreement window. Click on "Next".
The next step will be shown below, the dialog box. Select a product to get more information about it. The default installation path can be changed.
If there is already a SIMATIC S7-PCT installation on this pc, this is indicated by an icon on the left side of the product name.
Click "Next" to continue with the installation.
To ensure the proper functioning of the program, other software products must be installed depending on the operating system (see below).
Uninstalling SIMATIC S7-PCT
Use the standard Windows procedure to uninstall S7-PCT: 1. Open the dialog to add or remove programs by double-clicking on the icon in the control panel.
2. Select SIMATIC S7-PCT in the list of installed software. Then press the button "Remove" to uninstall the software.
Additional installation notes
To ensure that all users of a computer running Microsoft Windows 7 as operating system can work with SIMATIC S7-PCT, the catalog SIMATIC S7-PCT is installed in path %ProgramData %\Siemens\S7-PCT. The setup of SIMATIC S7-PCT sets the user permissions of the catalog directory so that all users of the computer have read and write permissions for this directory. On computers running Microsoft Windows XP as operating system, the catalog is install ed in the path % ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Siemens\S7-PCT.
Notes on Usage (Release Notes) The S7-PCT has not been integrated in the access control and change log mechanisms of STEP 7 yet.
You configure IO-Link modules configured via GSD from HWConfig with the menu item "Edit > Start Device Tool > S7-PCT". For IO link modules configured with standard means, use the menu item "Edit > Configure IO-Link".
Communication with IO-Link master modules in PLCs like IM151-7 and IM151-8 is only possible in the operating mode STEP 7 (integrated).
Any IO-Link master modules installed in PLCs like IM151-7 and IM151-8 has to be uploaded individually.
To configure IO-Link components which are configured via GSD use the menu item "Edit> Start Device Tool> S7-PCT from HWConfig. In this case only IO-Link master modules configured via GSD will be displayed in S7-PCT.
To configure IO-Link components which are configured via HSP use the menu item "Edit> Configure IO-Link from HWConfig. In this case only IO-Link master modules configured via HSP will be displayed in S7-PCT.
Use a TCP/IP direct connection to communicate with IO link master modules in PROFINET IO devices.
You can reach IO link master modules in DP slaves with data record routing.
Project files generated with S7-PCT v1.0 cannot be processed by S7-PCT V2.0 and later. You can continue processing the configurations created with S7-PCT V1.0 in the S7-PCT V2.2 by uploading the configuration data from the hardware.
Projects created with S7-PCT V2.0 can be processed with V2.2. The projects will be converted into the new format and can not subsequently be edited with V2.0.
The following limitations currently exist when processing IODD (IO Device Description)
Only the specialist role is currently supported with the user interface .
Variables within a VariableCollection that are not defined as read only, will automatically be included in the download.
S7-PCT projects are subject to the project administration and archiving mechanisms of STEP 7 only if you save them in the recommended default directory within the STEP 7 project.
S7-PCT configurations are not included when copying stations or with station import/export.
For project consistency you should not use HW Config to change the settings made with S7-PCT regarding width of the I/O address range.
SIMATIC S7-PCT V2.2 supports IODD V1.0.1. You can import IODDs with version V1.0.1.
Notes on using Communication Cards in PCs/ PGsCP 5611/ CP 5611 onboard (SIMATIC NET PROFIBUS interface via PCI Bus) In order to use the CP 5611 card you require a PC or a programming device with PCI bus. You can then address SIMATIC stations via MPI or PROFIBUS (9.6 Kbps to 12 Mbps). If you install STEP 7 after the CP has been inserted in the computer, the Plug and Play mechanism enters the CP 5611 in the Device Manager of the Control Panel\System in "Other Devices". Therefore, the CP is sometimes not recognized when installing STEP 7. In such cases, remove the CP 5611 in the Device Manager after installing STEP 7 and reboot your computer. Observe the notes in the online help under "Setting the PG/PC Interface." CP 5512 (SIMATIC NET PROFIBUS interface via PC card) A PC or a programming device with PC card slot is required to use the CP 5512. You can then address SIMATIC stations via MPI or PROFIBUS (9.6 Kbps to 12 Mbps). CP 5711 (SIMATIC NET PROFIBUS interface via USB 2.0) A PC or a programming device with USB port is required to use the CP 5711. You can then use this port to address the SIMATIC stations via MPI or PROFIBUS (9.6 Kbps to 12 Mbps).