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Learning Aims........................................................................................................................................ 3
SIMATIC HMI ....................................................................................................................................... 5
The Aims ....................................................................................................................................... 6
The Components.................................................................................................................................... 7
The WinCC flexible Editions ................................................................................................................. 8
The Engineering System ....................................................................................................................... 9
Scalability ............................................................................................................................................. 10
Engineering Option WinCC flexible / ChangeControl .......................................................................... 11
WinCC flexible Runtime ........................................................................................................................ 12
The WinCC flexible Runtime Options .................................................................................................. 13
WinCC flexible / Sm@rtAccess ............................................................................................................ 14
WinCC flexible / Sm@rtService ............................................................................................................ 15
Licensing .............................................................................................................................................. 16
System Requirements ........................................................................................................................... 18
Images.................................... .............................................................................................................. 19
Migration ............................................................................................................................................... 20
Integration into STEP7 ...................................................................................................................... 21
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Learning Aims
Participants should understand
the structure of the editions
the benefits of scalability
the available WinCC flexible
options
the licensing
migration from ProTool
integration into STEP7
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SIMATIC HMI
SIMATIC HMI offers the entire product family for machine-level human machine
interfacing from a single source.
Products The low-end and medium performance ranges cover Push Button Panels, Micro
Panels, Panels, Multi Panels, right up to PC-based solutions with panel PCs.
SIMATIC HMI systems used for controlling and monitoring production plants form
the higher end of the performance range. These include powerful client-server
systems.
Software Different software systems are used depending on the operator panel and the
plant structures.
SIMATIC ProTool This is the configuring software for process visualization for operator panels in the
low-end and medium performance ranges. The configuring software is available
in three expansion levels:
ProTool/Pro for configuring the entire family of devices
ProTool for configuring text displays, line-based and graphics-based
operator panels, and Windows-based devices
ProTool/Lite for configuring text displays, line-based operator panels, and
the Windows-based devices TP 170A, TP170B and OP170B.
SIMATIC WinCC This is the configuring software for structures in the high-end performance range.
The sector- and technology-neutral basic system can be expanded with optional
packages that enable the setup of powerful and redundant client-server
structures.
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The Aims
Integration The engineering software is standardized with WinCC flexible. This offers you
integrated configuring of all HMI devices, from the simple panel right up to the PC.
Development stages This integration is achieved in several stages. First, WinCC flexible V1
implements the functionality of the ProTool family.
WinCC flexible V2 then covers the functional range of WinCC V6.
Intelligent Intelligent tools are available to you for effective configuring.
tools These include the Project Assistant, graphical configuring of picture navigation,
configuring of trajectories, central modification of referenced objects, and mass
data processing for generating and configuring several objects in a single
operation.
Project with several From the WinCC flexible "Compact edition, you can create one project with
devices several operator panels.
Device-dependent When you process projects for different operators panels with WinCC flexible,
function range the function range adapts itself to that of the operator panel during configuration.
Depending on the operator panel, only the functions suitable to that device are
then available. You configure only those functions that are supported by the
selected operator panel and this makes configuring simpler and clearer.
Individual In WinCC flexible, you can configure the position and behavior of windows
setup individually. This provides you with the facility for adapting the working
environment to suit your needs. The configuration of the environment is
associated with the user logged on to Microsoft Windows.
Most up-to-date Web technology, IT integration, remote service, mobile panels
technology
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The Components
Engineering System
Runtime
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WinCC flexible consists of three components:
Engineering System The Engineering System is the software with which you carry out all the
necessary configuring tasks.
Runtime WinCC flexible Runtime is the software for process visualization. With
Runtime, you execute the project during process operation.
Options You can flexibly expand the basic functionality of WinCC flexible with options.
A special license is required for each option. Options are available both for the
Engineering System and for Runtime.
The options depend on the target device used. An operator panel that does not
support a specific functionality also cannot use the associated option.
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The WinCC flexible Editions
SIMATIC PANEL
Micro
SIMATIC PANEL
70 / 170
SIMATIC PANEL
270 / 370
PC - based
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Stage 2
planned for 2006
Micro
Compact
Standard
Advanced
Stufe 2
Editions The Engineering System of WinCC flexible is modularly graded into different
editions. The edition determines which operator panels are available for the
basic system.
The WinCC flexible edition used determines which types of operator panels
you can configure. With each higher edition, a wider range of target devices
and functions is supported. If you want to configure an operator panel that is
not supported by the current WinCC flexible edition, you can change at any
time to a higher edition with a Powerpack. All existing functions remain
available to you.
(Supersetting)
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The Engineering System
With the WinCC flexible Engineering System, you configure operator interfaces
for operating and monitoring machines and plants. The relevant configuring
data are stored in the project database.
Editors WinCC flexible has a special editor for every configuring task.
A basic distinction is made between graphical editors such as the picture
navigation editor, and table editors such as the variable editor.
Work area In the Work Area, you edit the objects of the project with the editors started. All
elements of WinCC flexible are arranged around the work area.
Project window In the Project window, you access the project data. The editors available to you
depend on the WinCC flexible edition used and the operator panel to be
configured. In the Project window of WinCC flexible, you always see only the
editors that are supported by the current operator panel. This makes
configuring simple and clear.
Properties window In the Properties window, you edit the properties of objects such as picture
objects. The Properties window is available in certain editors only.
Task window The Task window displays system messages that are created when a project is
generated, for example.
Object window The editor elements you have selected in the Project window are displayed in
the Object window, enabling fast access to the required objects.
Tool window The Tool window contains different types of objects that are frequently needed
in process pictures and it enables access to libraries.
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Scalability
Scalability When you process projects for different operator panels with WinCC flexible,
the function range adapts to that of the operator panel during configuring. A
different number of functions is available depending on the operator panel.
You configure only those functions that are supported by the operator panel
selected.
This means you can use one project for several target devices. If you change
the target device, only the project data view changes, so no configured objects
are deleted, only removed from view.
Interface In WinCC flexible, you can individually configure the position and behavior of
windows and symbol bars.
Configuration of the work environment of WinCC flexible is linked to the user
logged on to Microsoft Windows. When the project is saved, the positions and
behavior of windows and symbol bars are also automatically saved.
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Engineering Option WinCC flexible / ChangeControl
The increasing complexity of modern automation projects requires constant
function expansions and improvements during their development and also
within the scope of service and maintenance.
WinCC flexible projects are also subject to a continuous process of
modification and improvement, necessitating the use of a version management
system. This is implemented in WinCC flexible with the "ChangeControl" option
available from the Advanced edition.
Version management With version management, you can store and manage the development stages
of your project as project versions. If required, in the event of data loss, for
example, you can fall back on an older development stage and re-build on that
basis.
Version management enables later correction of older project stages. This is
necessary when an error has to be corrected in an older project version that is
already in use in Runtime. However, projects are usually further developed in
the intervening period. The error can be corrected in the older project version
without affecting the current project stage.
Version comparison It is also possible to compare the current project version with an older one. The
result of the comparison is a table listing the modified objects.
Modification logbook The modification logbook can be switched on during configuring. This logs all
modifications made to the project in a central log file.
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Basic functions
Operator functions
Graphics and trend
representations
Alarm system
Logging system
Options
(target-device-dependent)
Archiving
Recipe management
Process fault diagnostics
OPC communication
Service & diagnostics over the
web
Client / server concepts
New functions
Addition of analog messages and
definable message classes to the
alarm system
Improved access protection
Access via VB scripts to screen
objects
The project created with WinCC flexible ES must be ported to the configured
target device for execution. For this, you require the WinCC flexible Runtime
software. This is either provided together with the operator panel or it can be
obtained separately for PC systems as WinCC flexible Runtime.
WinCC flexible WinCC flexible Runtime is an easy-to-use and high-performance software
Runtime for process visualization that runs under Windows 2000 professional and
Windows XP professional. WinCC flexible Runtime is characterizedby a pixel-
graphics user interface based on windows technology.
You also use WinCC flexible Runtime Professional on your configuring
computer for testing and simulating the generated project file.
Function range The function range depends on the hardware of the operator panel and the
license model used.
The essential functions are:
Standard links to SIMATIC S5, SIMATIC S7 and SIMATIC 505 as well as
non-Siemens controllers
Integral alarm system
Dynamic positioning of objects
Archiving of messages and process values
Recipes
HTML browser
Input protection of user groups, passwords and logoff times
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The WinCC flexible Runtime Options
Option Panel PC
Archiving Integrated X
Recipes Integrated X
Sm@rtAccess X X
Sm@rtService X X
OPC server from MP X
Thin Client on MP only ------
Pro Agent from 270 X
With the Runtime options, you can expand the basic functionalityof WinCC
flexible Runtime. You require a separate license for each option.
Requirements The following requirements apply for the use of Runtime options:
The options are dependent on the target device used. An operator panel
that does not support the archiving functionality, for example, can also not
use the relevant option.
Authorization for the use of the option must be present on the target
system. If you have not obtained the authorization for the option, the
configured functionality runs only in demo mode on the operator panel.
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WinCC flexible / Sm@rtAccess
Ethernet
Operator
station 2
Operator
station x
Operator
station n
Remote Access
Read
access only
Sm@rtClients
only read
access
only read
access
only read
access
Sm@rtServer
Operator
station 1
The Sm@rtServer has the actual machine configuration
The Sm@rtClients contain a configuration with a
picture that includes the Sm@rtClient display for
accessing the server
Client configuration is identical on all clients
Sm@rtAccess With Sm@rtAccess, you can implement the following communication tasks
between HMI systems in the area of production and plant control:
Distributed operator stations for operating large and geographically
distributed machines
Local operator stations with plant-wide access to current process data
Simple control consoles for central archiving, analysis and further
processing of process data
Provision of up-to-date process data for higher-level systems (SCADA,
production management systems, office applications)
Panels and Multi Panels of the 270 and 370 series and PCs with
WinCC flexible Runtime are suitable for this.
Communication Communication between HMI systems is implemented in three different ways
that can also be used in combination:
Sm@rtServer / An operator panel configured as a Sm@rtServer can be monitored or
Sm@rtClient operated remotely by another PC or operator panel.
HTTP protocol The variables of an operator panel configured as a SIMATIC HMI HTTP server
can be accessed using the SIMATIC HMI HTTP protocol.
Web service (SOAP) Using the Web service (SOAP) and a VBA macro, the variables of an operator
panel can be accessed from an external application such as MS Excel
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WinCC flexible / Sm@rtService
WEB
SMTP
server
Nur
Beobachten
Internet service
provider
New
1
4
Ethernet
Panel with
Sm@rtService
Service call:
1. Fault: panel sends email
2. Maintenance personnel alerted by email
3. Access to the operator panel via IE
4. Remote diagnosis
3
2
Sm@rtService You can use the Sm@rtService for remote operation, remote diagnostics and
remote maintenance of operator stations over the Internet or company intranet.
Panels of the 270 series, Multi Panels, and PCs with WinCC flexible Runtime
are suitable for this.
Remote operation and remote monitoring of stations with WinCC flexible using
MS Internet Explorer requires a TCP/IP communication link (LAN,
intranet/Internet).
Web server An integral Web server provides standard HTML pages with the following
functions:
Remote operation
Starting and stopping of Runtime for maintenance purposes
Remote access to recipe data records, password lists and system-specific
information
Access to the files of the station via the integral file browser
Download of configuration data
You can replace the standard HTML pages with your own.
Email In Runtime, emails can be sent automatically via an SMTP (Simple Mail
Transfer Protocol) server to the maintenance personnel. An email can be
triggered by the following:
Message of a specific message class
Event on which the function SendEMail has been configured. For
example, a change in the value of a variable, etc.
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Licensing and Authorization (1)
Engineering systems
Runtime systems
Options
WinCC flexible Micro
WinCC flexible Compact
WinCC flexible Standard
WinCC flexible Advanced
WinCC flexible Runtime PC
All options
Software
Engineering
Software
Runtime
Licensing refers to WinCC flexible ES, WinCC flexible Runtime and the WinCC
flexible options.
License models Two models are offered for licensing WinCC flexible. The licensing model used
depends on the WinCC flexible edition.
License agreement The license agreement is your paper copy of the contract. The license entitles
you to install and use the purchased WinCC flexible edition on a computer.
License diskette This is a separate copy-protected diskette containing a license key.
WinCC flexible ES The licensing model used for WinCC flexible ES depends on the WinCC
flexible edition:
WinCC flexible Micro: license agreement
WinCC flexible Compact: license agreement and license diskette
WinCC flexible Standard: license agreement and license diskette
WinCC flexible Advanced: license agreement and license diskette
Sm@rtAccess 1 license per HMI device involved
Sm@rtService 1 license per diagnosable HMI device
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Licensing and Authorization (2)
WinCC flexible Runtime
Messages and internal variables do not require licensing
16 PowerTags
Demo mode
128 PowerTags
512 PowerTags
2048 PowerTags
Both the license agreement and the license diskette are used for licensing
WinCC flexible Runtime.
Power Tags Only process variables that implement a process connection to the controller
are called Power Tags.
Runtime license The licenses for WinCC flexible Runtime are graded according to the number
of supported process variables (Power Tags). No Power Tags are required for
messages and internal connections.
You can choose between RT128, RT 512 and RT 2048.
Change of license If the number of available process variables is no longer sufficient, you can
upgrade the number with Powerpacks.
Demo version You can test WinCC flexible in a demo version at no obligation.
The demo version has the following properties:
Each WinCC flexible edition offers the full function range.
The demo version contains WinCC flexible Runtime Advanced.
There is no time restriction on the demo version.
You can license the demo version at a later stage to obtain a full version.
Up to 16 Power Tags can be operated with the demo version.
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Images
New panels
OP77B
TP170micro
MP270 6"
Windows-based panels that can
already be configured today with
ProTool V6.0 SP2
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Images Following start of delivery, all Windows-based devices that can already be
configured today with ProTool V6.0 SP2, will be supplied ex factory with
ProTool Image, but new devices will only be supplied with WinCC flexible
Image.
Updating When you configure with WinCC flexible, you may have to update the
operating system.
You can find the images in the following folder:
Drive:\Programs\Siemens\WinCC flexible\ WinCC Flexible Images
You load the selected image onto the operator panel with ProSave.
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Migration
WinCC flexible V1
RMOS panels CE panels
ProTool/Pro
Runtime
WinCC V6
Panels
OP 77B ... MP370
WinCC flexible
RT
Static objects
compatible
To retain the value of already created ProTool and WinCC V6 projects, they can
be opened and converted in WinCC flexible.
The converters are a component part of WinCC flexible and are started
immediately when a ProTool or WinCC V6 project is opened.
The scope of the migration depends on the operator panel on which the project is
to run:
Windows devices The projects for Windows-based panels from the TP170A to the MP370 can be
converted direct in a WinCC flexible project of the same device type.
RMOS panel On line-based devices, only migration from OP7 projects is possible. On
OP7 line-based unit projects for these operator panels an automatic change is made to an OP77B
operator panel within the scope of the migration.
RMOS panels The projects for RMOS graphics-based panels such as the OP25,
Graphics-based OPs OP27, TP27, up to the OP37 can be converted in WinCC flexible projects.
However, a compatible Windows-based device must be selected.
WinCC V6 WinCC V6 projects can be only partly converted with WinCC flexible V1. This
includes pictures with their graphics objects, tags and connections.
Restrictions Projects based on TP Designer cannot be converted.
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Integration into STEP 7
If you use a SIMATIC controller and you have installed the STEP7configuring
software on your system, you can integrate WinCC flexible into SIMATIC
STEP7.
Benefits With integrated configuring, you access the database that you created when
configuring the controller with SIMATIC STEP7. This gives you the following
benefits:
Management You can use the SIMATIC Manager as the central control point for creating,
editing and managing WinCC flexible projects.
Communication The communication parameters of the controller are pre-assigned when you
create the WinCC flexible project, and they are defined again in SIMATIC
STEP7 in the event of changes.
Symbol access When configuring variables and range pointers, you can access the STEP7
symbols direct in WinCC flexible. In the WinCC flexible variable dialog, just
select the STEP7 symbol with which you want to link a variable. Changes to
the symbol table in SIMATIC STEP7 are updated in WinCC flexible.
Messages When configuring messages in SIMATIC STEP7, the stored texts and
attributes are saved to the database shared with WinCC flexible. When the
project is generated, WinCC flexible automatically imports the required data
and transfers them later to the operator panel.