Instructions: Below is the procedure for migrating/converting old SIMOTION SCOUT projects with integrated ProTool projects.
First, open the SIMOTION project with the SIMOTION SCOUT.
In the case of projects created with an older version of SIMOTION SCOUT, you must convert the SIMOTION SCOUT project to the latest version of SIMOTION SCOUT.
Save and then close the SIMOTION project.
Now start WinCC flexible.
Select the "Open ProTool Project" menu and select the
STEP 7 icon "Integrated".
Navigate to the integrated ProTool project and click on Open.
The ProTool migration wizard starts and guides you through migration of the
ProTool project to WinCC flexible.
Upon completion of the migration the resulting WinCC flexible project opens. Save the project and close WinCC flexible.
Now, in the Hardware Config or NetPro, you must network the WinCC flexible project again with the SIMOTION controller.
Note that now the both the new WinCC flexible station and the ProTool Station are in your project.
If the new WinCC flexible station is to have the same address as the ProTool station previously used, then you must first change/remove the address of the ProTool station before you can assign that address to the WinCC flexible station.
ProTool projects integrated in PC stations:
ProTool projects integrated in PC stations cannot be migrated automatically to PC stations. A new HMI PC station is created upon migration.
In this case, follow the steps below:
Insert WinCC flexible RT from the hardware catalog into the PC station (P350) and save the project in the Hardware Config.
Migration and insertion of WinCC flexible RT produces 2 HMI projects (migrated and empty) in a STEP 7 project.
Open/start WinCC flexible and the empty project.
Open the migrated HMI project and the mark the HMI device and copy using "Copy" in the pop-up menu.
Switch to the previous WinCC flexible project.
Mark the HMI device in the project navigator and use the "Replace" pop-up menu to insert the HMI device from the clipboard into the empty project.
It might be necessary to reselect the P350 station in the current connection settings, i.e. delete the present station and reselect it.
At the following link you will find information on the software components released with WinCC flexible. Pay attention in particular to the compatibility between WinCC flexible and SIMOTION SCOUT. Entry ID: 22635649
More information of the topic of "WinCC flexible Migration" is available in the WinCC flexible migration manual in Entry ID: 18796902
Which version of Image of the relevant operator panels can be used for the corresponding version of ProTool?
Configuration Notes: When configuring Windows-based operator panels with ProTool, only one specific version of Image of the relevant operator panel can be used, regardless of the version of ProTool.
The version specification in the name of the Image file (e.g. "MP370_V6_2.img") abstracts the version of ProTool. The exact version of the Image can be determined with ProSave or PTUpdate - see Fig. 01.
Fig. 01 - ProSave and PTUpdate
The table "ProTool_Image_Versions_e.pdf" lists matching versions for ProTool. The table is designed to help you identify the versions used and thus avoid version conflicts.
How can a configuration of an Operator Panel that supports
graphics be converted for a Windows-based ProTool/Pro runtime?
ANSWER: The conversion of OP projects for ProTool/Pro Runtime requires
several steps (for this, ProTool V6.0 has the function funktion
Changes have been made to ProTool/Pro Runtime compared with the OP
that supports graphics in order to simplify configuration and make
communications to all controllers uniform, and these changes may
have to be revised. Furthermore, the ProTool/Pro runtime uses
Windows resources, e.g. standard printer, so that changes compared
with previous configurations are also of significance here.
It is in principle possible to transfer objects from previous OP
The things that have to be adapted for the ProTool/Pro runtime
include in particular images originating from the OP standard
configurations. For this there are new, configurable image objects
available. For example, a single StatusVar/ControlVar image object
can replace the complex configuration of input/output fields with
linked special functions for StatusVar and ControlVar.
Open Pro Tool 1.x configuration with current software
QUESTION: I want to open a configuration made with
Pro Tool V1.x with a more recent Pro Tool software. What must
I watch out for?
ANSWER: A configuration made with Pro Tool version
V2.0 or higher only has one PDB file.
If you have created a configuration with Pro Tool Version 1.x
then an additional folder is created for the PDB file bearing
the same name.
If you now open the configuration made with Pro Tool V1.x under,
for example, Pro Tool Version 2.51, then the PDB and the folder
with the same name must be available.
Which device is a suitable replacement for an OP25?
Solution: The following monitors are released for CP 526, CP 527 and CP 528:
SCD 1215-E 12", order number 6GF6240-4MV
SCD 1515-E 15", order number 6GF6230-4MV
SCD 1815-I 18.1", order number 6GF6220-1MV
SCD 1815-E 18.1", order number 6GF6220-4MV
The PBT20 keyboard with the order number PBT20 6AV9020-1DB00 has been discontinued and is no longer available as a spare part. There is no alternative keyboard available.
The connecting cable for the PBT20 keyboard can still be supplied as a spare part.
PBT connecting cable 5m long, order number 6XV1440-0DH50
Since the CP technology is discontinued to a great extent, there will be no more monitors for it:
It is possible to use an RGB-VGA adapter to connect monitors with VGA connection to the CP. The monitor must support the line frequency of the CP. In each case you must check whether the combination of CP, adapter and monitor delivers the results required. The order number of the adapter is: 6ES5714-2AV01 RGB/VGA adapter for CP 581
What changes do you have to make in the configuration after replacing the OP/TP 25/35 by an OP/TP 27/37 in a connection with the SIMATIC S5 via PROFIBUS DP?
After replacing an OP/TP 25/35 with an OP/TP 27/37 you must make some changes to the configuration in the case of a connection with the SIMATIC S5 via PROFIBUS DP.
On the OP side the ProTool configuration has to be adapted to the new device.
On the S5 side - IM308C: in COM PROFIBUS you must load the drivers for the new device.
On the S5 side: there is no need to make any changes in the CPU.
The changes are described in the following example of replacing an OP25 by an OP27.
Changes on the OP side: The project for the OP25 has to be adapted for the replacement device OP27. If the OP25 project is open, you can make the changes using the ProTool function "Convert". Start the conversion via "File > Convert > Start...".
Select the OP27 as target device and enter a name for the project to be created.
After conversion you can load the OP27 project into the device.
Changes in the configuration in COM PROFIBUS: In COM PROFIBUS you must incorporate the OP27 drivers instead of the OP25 drivers.
Open the configuration with COM PROFIBUS.
Remove the OP25 from the PROFIBUS DP by marking the element and then starting the delete procedure by clicking the "ESC" button. Acknowledge the message displayed with "YES".
Take the OP27 driver from the catalog and insert it with the same address as the OP25 driver just removed..
The new configuration is saved on the memory card and transferred to the IM308C.
What changes are necessary when a WF470 is replaced by an MP270 Touch in an S5 controller?