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STEP 7 -- Setting up and parameterizing hardware -- Setting up modules for distributed operation
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What are the differences between the GSD files and the integrated meta-knowledge in the HW Config?
Which GSD file do you need for a C7 Complete Device?
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How do you integrate a GSD file into the STEP 7 HW Config for PROFIBUS or PROFINET?
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Instructions:
New modules are supplied in a new version of STEP 7 in the STEP 7 module catalog. The new devices can be added to the hardware catalog via GSD files.

  • From STEP 7 V5.2 onwards, you can also update the module catalog with a Hardware Support Package (HSP).
  • From STEP 7 V5.3 SP1 onwards you can install PROFINET GSD files in the HW Config.

Install the GSD files according to the table below.
 
No. Procedure:
1 Ensure that you can access the GSD files to be integrated via the directory on your PG/PC. The files should be located on the hard disk, on a floppy disk or CD, or even in a STEP 7 project.
2 Open the HW Config and close the project opened in it.
3 Select the menu command "Options > Install GSD file...".


Fig. 01

4 Browse to the file's directory in the next dialog and then click "Install". You can choose whether to search for the GSD files in the directory or in a STEP7 project. During the installation process, you may receive (error) message support (indicating, for instance, that a certain GSD file is already installed). Once the installation is complete, you can call up a record. Where necessary, use the Online Help ("Help" button).


Fig. 02

5 Now update your Hardware Catalog using the menu command "Options > Update catalog". The slaves are read into the module catalog whose GSD files were installed after startup of STEP 7. Then you can incorporate the slaves in your STEP 7 project. The newly installed devices are in the Hardware Catalog.
  • For PROFIBUS DP under "PROFIBUS DP > Other Field Devices > I/O ...".
  • For PROFINET under "PROFINET IO > I/O ...".

Storing the GSD files on the hard disk:
You store the GSD files in the directory "<Drive:>\ Program Files\Siemens\Step7\S7DATA\GSD" on your hard disk.


Fig. 03

Name of the GSD file of the slave configured:
Double-click the configured slave in the Hardware Configuration. The name of the GSD file is located in the "Properties - DP slave" dialog to the right of the order number.


Fig. 04

More information on the requirements and procedure for installing, overwriting and recovering overwritten GSD files is available in the following manual:

  • "SIMATIC Configuring Hardware and Communication Connections with STEP 7 V5.5" (Entry ID: 45531110) Section: 3.11 Working with GSD Files.

Keywords:
Generic station description file, Hardware configuration, Import

 Entry ID:2383630   Date:2011-02-25 
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