If you edit a project that contains objects which have been created with software package, then you need that software package for editing the project. When you open a project it is automatically checked for the software packages required. Then the software packages missing on your system are displayed.
First you get the message indicating that one or more objects of a type cannot be displayed and that the server S7 ... could not be loaded. Acknowledge this message with OK. You are then presented with a list of the names of the missing software packages (e.g. S7-HiGraph - Fig. 01).
Mark the project name in the SIMATIC Manager and select the Project Properties dialog via Edit > Object Properties. In the dialog that opens you select the Required software packages tab. This displays a list of all the software packages used for this STEP 7 project and whether or not they are installed on your PC.
For example, if you wish to forward projects you have created yourself to other persons (e.g. colleagues / business partners), then for project editing it is useful to know which software packages are required. In this way you can adapt your project to your colleagues' STEP 7 installation, which might not be as extended as yours.
For this you select the project in the SIMATIC Manager and then the menu command Edit > Object Properties > Tab: Required software packages". Here you will find an overview of the software packages required for editing this project.
The information on the software packages required is complete if:
- the project (or all the projects in a multiproject) or the library have been created with STEP 7 V5.2 or higher
- the project has been checked for software packages used - the check is made automatically when you open or dearchive an S7 project.