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Touch Panel / Operator Panel -- Setting up systems -- Transferring projects  
Why can you not transfer the HMI configuration to the panel? 
How can you transfer a WinCC (TIA Portal) configuration to an operator panel using MPI/PROFIBUS? 
When using the "Kaspersky" virus scanner, why does the WinCC flexible configuration PC crash after transfer to an operator panel? 
Which connector cables are available for connecting to SIMATIC Panels? 
How do you back transfer the projects of an operator panel and what should you watch out for? 
Transferring the configuration in the case of graphics-oriented devices  
Transferring a configuration with Windows-based devices 
How do you simulate the system keyboard via K or F-keys? 
How can you transfer a WinCC flexible project via Ethernet to a Windows-based panel? 
Screen disabling with OP27 and TP27 
Configuring headers of OP3 pictures in ProTool V5.2 /SP2  
When editing the second OP language, variables are shifted in the other language. 

Why can you not transfer the HMI configuration to the panel?Go to beginning
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Description
This entry describes different solutions if you should encounter problems when transferring the configuration file to the HMI operator panel. Possible causes are listed and remedies given for clearing them.

Transferring the HMI configuration with Ethernet
The documentation describes the solutions when transferring the HMI configuration to the operator panel with Ethernet.

HMI_Projekttransfer_Ethernet_en.pdf ( 798 KB )

Transferring the HMI configuration with PROFIBUS
The documentation describes the solutions when transferring the HMI configuration to the operator panel with PROFIBUS.

HMI_Projekttransfer_PROFIBUS_en.pdf ( 781 KB )

Security notes
Siemens offers products and solutions with industrial security functions which support the secure operation of plants, solutions, machines, devices and/or networks. They are important components in a comprehensive industrial security concept. The Siemens products and solutions continue to be developed under this aspect. Siemens recommends that you keep yourself regularly informed about product updates.
For the safe operation of Siemens products and solutions it is necessary to take appropriate security measures (cell protection concept, for example) and to integrate each component in an overall industrial security concept which is state of the art. This should also cover the third-party products used. Additional information about industrial security is available at
http://www.siemens.com/industrialsecurity.

In order to keep yourself informed about product updates, we recommend subscribing to our product-specific newsletter. Additional information about this is available at
http://support.automation.siemens.com.

Additional Keywords
Panel, Download, Update, Project download, Project file, Abort, No connection, Disconnection, Error, Error message, Project transfer, WinCC flexible, WinCC (TIA Portal), WinCC Comfort, WinCC Advanced, Program download, Transfer of project.

How can you transfer a WinCC (TIA Portal) configuration to an operator panel using MPI/PROFIBUS?Go to beginning
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Description
The attached PDF document informs you about the settings needed to transfer a WinCC (TIA Portal) configuration to an operator panel using MPI/PROFIBUS.


Fig. 01

The document describes the following settings...

  • On the operator panel.
  • On the configuration PC.
  • In WinCC (TIA Portal).

Download
Documentation
 
WinCC V11 (TIA Portal) Project transfer

WinCC_V11_Panel_MPI_DP_Transfer_en.pdf ( 961 KB )

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.

Additional Keywords
Download, Transfer, Load, Control Panel, Channel, Remote Control, Commissioning, Project transfer, Bus address, Transmission rate, Device configuration, Bus parameters, Network settings, Network view, Connection, Nodes, PG/PC interface, Interface configuration

When using the "Kaspersky" virus scanner, why does the WinCC flexible configuration PC crash after transfer to an operator panel?Go to beginning
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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".

Remedy:
The "Kaspersky" virus scanner is not released for WinCC flexible. You can remedy this behavior as follows.

  1. Uninstall or deactivate the "Kaspersky" virus scanner.
  2. Release the processes "Hmies.exe" and "TransferTool.exe" in the virus scanner.

Note:
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".

Which connector cables are available for connecting to SIMATIC Panels?Go to beginning
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Detailed information on the topic of "possible connector cables for connecting to SIMATIC Panels" is available in the "ST 80 Catalog".

From the table in the "ST 80 Catalog" you can see which cable is supported by which panel and the function of the cable in each case.

Specifically, these are:

  • Cable that can be used for downloading (D)
    (operating system updating, project downloading, …).
  • Cable that can be used for the process connection (P).
  • Cable that can be used for an operating system update (U)
    (reset to factory settings).

The following figure shows an excerpt from this table.


Fig. 01

Go to the link below to download the "ST 80 Catalog" as PDF document.

To find the "ST 80 Catalog" faster use the "Filter" on the opened website. There you enter "ST 80".

In the "ST 80 Catalog" the information is in Chapter 2, in the section entitled "SIMATIC HMI Accessories - Connector cables".

More information on this topic

  • USB host-to-host cables
    Information on the topic of "USB host-to-host cables" is available in Entry ID: 19142034
  • USB PC adapter (6ES7972-0CB20-0XA0)
    The USB PC adapter provides an MPI/DP interface through the PC's USB interface.
    Information about the USB PC adapter is available in the manual in Entry ID: 16983464
  • USB PC adapter A2 (6GK1 571-0BA00-0AA0)
    The USB PC adapter A2 provides an MPI/DP interface through the PC's USB interface.
    Information about the USB PC adapter A2 is available in the manual in Entry ID: 68849363
  • The "USB PC adapter" and "USB PC adapter A2" are released only for the devices below for project transfer and OS updating. 
    • OP 73
    • 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 use only the "real" interfaces for project transfer.
    "Real" interfaces are interfaces without prior implementation over USB. This means that you cannot use any "USB to serial" or "USB to Ethernet" adapters.

Additional Keywords
Project transfer, Project download, WinCC Advanced, WinCC Comfort, WinCC Basic, WinCC flexible, Connection cable, 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?Go to beginning
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Contents:
In this FAQ we describe how to back transfer projects, which operator panels support this function and what you should pay attention to.

Please follow the instructions in the PDF file (Attachment 1).
The following points are covered in the document.

1. General Information
    1.1 Using back transfer
    1.2 Advantages of back transfer
    1.3 Requirements for back transfer

2. Procedure
    2.1 Project transfer and back transfer

3. Frequently Asked Questions
    3.1 Why is the message "Could not find the pdz file" displayed?
    3.2 How do you determine whether a back-transferred file is on the panel?

Attachment 1: Back_transfer_description_e.pdf ( 491 KB )

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.

Attachment 2: Back_transfer_devices_e.pdf ( 60 KB )

Note:
A comparable method of saving projects is with Backup/Restore. More information on this topic is available in the following Entry IDs: 28928853, 26588748 and 213262.

Keywords:
Panel, WinCC flexible, Store, 13393218, 5672699

Transferring the configuration in the case of graphics-oriented devices Go to beginning
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QUESTION:
When replacing a graphics-oriented Touch/Operator Panel, how can I transfer the configuration to the new TP/OP?

ANSWER:
Using a storage card you can transfer the configuration without the ProTool configuration software. For this you slot the storage card into the relevant slot you’re your TP/OP and using the "Backup" function transfer all the data of the TP/OP (image of the TP/OP) onto the flash card.
With the power turned off, you slot this card into the new TP/OP. When you turn this TP/OP on, the configuration is transferred from the flash. Then using the "Restore" function you transfer the data from the storage card into the internal flash of the TP/OP.

Transferring a configuration with Windows-based devicesGo to beginning
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QUESTION:
When I am changing from one Windows-based Multi-/Operator-/Touch Panel (MP/OP/TP) to another, how do I transfer the configuration to the new one? 

ANSWER:  
With a CF card you can transfer the whole device flash file system (image, configuration and registry) of an MP/OP/TP, regardless of the ProTool version and without even having the ProTool configuration software. 
Transfer is done using the "Backup/Restore" functions in the Control Panel of every Windows-based Multi/Operator/Touch Panel (except TP170A).

Proceed as follows:

  • Slot the CF card into the correct slot of your MP/OP/TP.
  • Use the "Backup" function to transfer the flash file system of the MP/OP/TP onto the CF card.
  • Slot this CF card into the correct slot of the new MP/OP/TP.
  • Now, using the "Restore" function, transfer the data from the CF card to the internal flash of the MP/OP/TP.

Constraint:
If you configured the MP/OP/TP170B devices and/or an MP270 with ProTool V5.2 SPx, you cannot transfer a ProTool V6.0 backup.
The image size is smaller in ProTool V5.2 SPx than in ProTool V6.0. So before loading the flash file system, a ProTool V6.0 image must be serially transferred to the V5.2 device.

With MP370 and MP370 Touch devices, "Backup/Restore" onto a CF card is possible whatever the version.

 

How do you simulate the system keyboard via K or F-keys?Go to beginning
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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).


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").


Fig. 02
 
No. Procedure
1

Click the function key to which you wish to assign the "SimulateSystemKey" function and open the key properties.

2

You can find the "SimulateSystemKey" function in the "Keyboard" system function.

3 The system key which is being simulated can be selected under the "system key" parameter.


Fig. 03

4 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.

Attachment 1: SystemKeys.pdf ( 10 KB )  

The attached download contains the archived WinCC flexible 2005 project with the functions described above.

Attachment 1: SimulateSystemKey.zip ( 1745 KB )

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.
 
Component Product and version designation
PC operating system Microsoft Windows XP SP2
Standard tools -
Engineering tools -
HMI software WinCC flexible 2005 SP1
HMI devices OP 177B
Controllers -
Table 1: Creation environment of the download attached

How can you transfer a WinCC flexible project via Ethernet to a Windows-based panel?Go to beginning
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Description
The document below informs you how to transfer a WinCC flexible project to a Windows-based panel using Ethernet.

Contents

1 Transfer via Ethernet from a Configuration PC with Windows 7
   1.1 Instructions
   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
   2.1 Instructions
   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

Download

23800567_WinCC_flexible_Ethernet_Transfer_en.pdf ( 1725 KB )

More information is available in the following entries
 
Topic Entry
Project transfer (released cables,...) Entry ID:
19109408
Communication between SIMATIC station and panel in the following manuals:
"WinCC flexible 2005 Communication Part 1"
"WinCC flexible 2005 Communication Part 2"
Entry ID:
18797552
Entry ID:
18797249
Network connection with DNS server Entry ID:
13336639
OS update with Ethernet (not possible with all panels) Entry ID:
19701610

Keywords
Transfer, Ethernet, Windows XP, Windows 7

Screen disabling with OP27 and TP27Go to beginning
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QUESTION:
In an OP27/TP27 configuration under Pro Tool Version 4.x the screen goes dark after 30 minutes. How can I change this time?

ANSWER:
In order to prolong the life of the LCD background illumination a delay time of 30 minutes is set for the "Disable Screen” function in the standard configuration for OP27 and TP27.
You can change this setting.
Procedure:

  1. Select the "Initialize" function under Target System -> Functions.
  2. Activate the "Functions" button.
  3. Click the "Disable Screen” function.
  4. Activate the "Parameters” button.
  5. In the "Constants” field enter a time (Idle Time) between 0 and 50 minutes.

Configuring headers of OP3 pictures in ProTool V5.2 /SP2 Go to beginning
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QUESTION:
How can I assign headers to OP3 pictures so that the pictures are listed in the table of contents?

ANSWER:
In ProTool V5.2 / SP2 you can no longer assign headers to OP3 pictures. If you still want to assign a header to a picture so that it is displayed in the table of contents, then please proceed as follows:
Configure an empty picture for an OP7 and give this picture a header. Then copy it into an OP3 project. Now you can no longer change the header.

Note:
With ProTool V6, headers can be assigned.

Keywords:
Panels, Overview

When editing the second OP language, variables are shifted in the other language.Go to beginning
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QUESTION:
The OP program is created in the 1st OP language. Now, once I entered error messages, operating messages and images (images only for OP 3,5,7,15,17 + TD17) in the 2nd OP language, I noticed that the variable fields in the first language are no longer in the same place as they were originally entered.

ANSWER:
If, in a multiple language configuration, a variable field in one language is moved via Drag&Drop or Cut+Paste, this move is also made in the other languages. In the editing language the moved variable field is inserted exactly to the position selected with the cursor. In all the other languages the variable field is simply inserted directly after the previous variable field (or even in the first position) depending on the order of the variable fields. Use the Drag&Drop and Cut+Paste functions only if you have to change the order of the variable fields. Afterwards, you have to redefine the position of the moved variable field in all the other languages. To re-position you must move the texts or re-enter them. You must not move the variable field any more.

 Entry ID:26347113   Date:2014-03-25 
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