Note on security
Caution The functions and solutions described in this article confine themselves predominantly to the realization of the automation task. Furthermore, please take into account that corresponding protective measures have to be taken in the context of Industrial Security when connecting your equipment to other parts of the plant, the enterprise network or the internet. More information can be found in Entry ID: 50203404.
Description: After project transfer to an operator panel, the configuration PC crashes or no longer works reliably.
This behavior can be caused by using the "Kaspersky" virus scanner. It occurs as from version V6.0. The crash is due to a security update from "Kaspersky".
The "Kaspersky" virus scanner is not released for WinCC flexible. You can remedy this behavior as follows.
Uninstall or deactivate the "Kaspersky" virus scanner.
Release the processes "Hmies.exe" and "TransferTool.exe" in the virus scanner.
More information on the topic of "Virus scanners with WinCC flexible" and on the compatibility of tested virus scanners is available in the WinCC flexible help system under:
"First Steps > Installation Guide > Installation > Installing WinCC Flexible > Antivirus tools".
What transfer options are available in the various operator panels?
Notes on USB PC adapter (6ES7972-0CB20-0XA0)and USB A2 PC adapter (6GK1 571-0BA00-0AA0) The USB PC adapter/USB A2 PC adapter provides an MPI/DP interface through the PC's USB interface. More information about the USB PC adapter is available in the manual in Entry ID: 16983464 More information about the USB A2 PC adapter is available in the manual in Entry ID: 68849363 These cables are released only for the devices below for project transfer and OS updating.
OP 77 A
TP 177 A
KTP600 Basic Color DP
KTP1000 Basic Color DP
Using USB RS232 adapters and USB Ethernet adapters When using the RS232/PPI Multi-Master cable, zero modem cable or Ethernet connections, you can only use the "real" interfaces for project transfer.
"Real" interfaces are interfaces without implementation via USB. This means that you cannot use any "USB to serial" or "USB to Ethernet" adapters.
Additional Keywords Project transfer, Project download, WinCC flexible, Transfer cable, ProTool, RS 232, PC/PPI cable, PC PPI cable, RS 485, Com Text, Cables, USB adapter
How do you back transfer the projects of an operator panel and what should you watch out for?
Requirements for back transfer
Attachment 2 lists the operator panels and indicates which HMI software is required to transfer projects and which operator panels permit back transfer of the configuration file from the operator panel.
Furthermore it also shows from which operator panels you can do a backup/restore via ProSave and which operator panels permit backup/restore to/from external memory cards.
Instructions: The system keyboard can be simulated using the SimulateSystemKey function from WinCC flexible 2005. The function is particularly useful if the operator panel does not possess a separate number block or if, for example, you use an OP177B with a touch/button combination.
By "simulating" the system keyboard, the operator, on the OP 177B for example, does not necessarily have to use the touch screen (if his hands are dirty) to set or enter values on the panel.
In this example, the "number block" was configured to the following function keys in the "Template" screen on an OP 177B (see Fig. 01).
In the relevant screens you can then choose whether to use the keys, which have been configured in the "Template" screen", "locally" ("Use global assignment").
Click the function key to which you wish to assign the "SimulateSystemKey" function and open the key properties.
You can find the "SimulateSystemKey" function in the "Keyboard" system function.
The system key which is being simulated can be selected under the "system key" parameter.
Runtime control: With reference to the attached sample program, you can use the "TAB button" (K2) to switch to the individual "I/O fields".
Click "Enter" (K10) to apply the values which have been input.
All the available "functions" are listed in the file below.
Runnability and test environment: The example can be used on all the CPU types of SIMATIC S7-300, S7-400 and WinAC.
The following table lists the components that have been used to create this entry and verify the functions described.
Product and version designation
PC operating system
Microsoft Windows XP SP2
WinCC flexible 2005 SP1
Table 1: Creation environment of the download attached
How can you transfer a WinCC flexible project via Ethernet to a Windows-based panel?
Description The document below informs you how to transfer a WinCC flexible project to a Windows-based panel using Ethernet.
1 Transfer via Ethernet from a Configuration PC with Windows 7
1.2 Settings on the Operator Panel
1.3 Settings on the Configuration Computer
1.3.1 Non-integrate Project
1.3.2 Integrated Project
1.4 Checking the Ethernet Connection
1.4.1 Checking the Connection to the Panel
1.4.2 Checking the Settings on the Operator Panel
1.5 Settings in WinCC flexible
1.5.1 Non-integrated Project
1.5.2 Integrated Project
2 Transfer via Ethernet from a Configuration PC with Windows XP
2.2 Settings on the Operator Panel
2.3 Settings on the Configuration Computer
2.3.1 Non-integrate Project
2.3.2 Integrated Project
2.4 Checking the Ethernet Connection
2.4.1 Checking the Connection to the Panel
2.4.2 Checking the Settings on the Operator Panel
2.5 Settings in WinCC flexible
2.5.1 Non-integrate Project
2.5.2 Integrated Project