Description WinCC V13 supports transparent PNG graphics. The transparency information here is taken directly from the graphics file. Because of this, the behavior of graphics and graphical IO fields with the previous property "Transparency" changed as has the behavior of screens with transparent areas. You must therefore change the settings of the objects accordingly to match the new properties when upgrading from device version V11 or V12 to V13. Using the "Transparency tool", which you can download at the end of this entry, you can easily change the settings at one central point without have to call and change each screen individually. The result of the changed settings is then shown to you in a preview window.
Notes Please observe the following before using the transparency tool:
You need WinCC V13 Update 3 or Update 4 to install the transparency tool.
When you change the transparency settings of a faceplate type, all instances of that faceplate are updated accordingly. This applies also to instances used in a device with version V11/V12.
If you use the same faceplate in different versions, you must call the transparency tool multiple times to edit all the versions. Only one version can be changed at a time.
If you have changed the "Transparent Color" or "Graphics" property at the interface of the faceplate instance, this behavior is not recognized by the transparency tool.
Download the file at the end of this entry and unpack the ZIP file on your PC with WinCC (TIA Portal).
Close the TIA Portal.
Start the "Transparency tool - Setup.exe" file with a double-click.
Read and accept the license conditions. Unpack the files in a directory of your choice.
Open the directory and double-click "Setup.exe".
Open the WinCC (TIA Portal) project with the upgraded operator panel.
In the project tree you right-click the operator panel or "Languages and resources > Graphics" and select "Change transparency option" in the pop-up menu.
The list shows all the graphics and graphical IO fields whose screens contain transparent pixels and for which the property "Transparency" is enabled. If you enable the option "Use the screen background color for preview", the preview window has the same background color as at the point of usage.
You can edit the "Transparency" property either separately for each object or by using the "Select all" and "Unselect all" buttons.
If the warning icon is displayed for an object, you should check that object. In this case, the screen contains transparent pixels and the color that is set as transparent color at the point of usage. If the "Transparency" option is enabled, the transparent pixels are displayed black. If the "Transparency" option is disabled, the background is displayed in its original color. In this case, you should change the original file.
In the case of a graphical IO field, you can check all the screens in the graphics list using the arrow buttons in the preview window.
If you change the "Transparency" property of a faceplate using the transparency tool, a new version of the faceplate with that property is created in the library and the instances are updated in the project. Refer also to the Notes.
Download The download contains the transparency tool.
Description You can easily migrate a project with recipes from WinCC flexible to WinCC (TIA Portal). However, recipe data of a WinCC flexible configuration is often changed after downloading to the panel. How can you import these modified recipe data records into a WinCC (TIA Portal) project?
Note The procedure described in the following cannot be implemented with Basic Panels of the first generation nor with operator panels OP 77A, OP 177A and TP 177A (Portrait). With these devices you should use the "ProSave" tool which is on your WinCC flexible Installation DVD and is also available for downloading in Entry ID 10347815 (see here also Importing and exporting recipe data records in the WinCC Advanced V13.0 System Manual, Entry ID 91479053).
Instructions Export the recipe data from the panel into a CSV file. There are two options for this:
If, in TIA Portal V13, you load project data from a device that you have previously loaded into the device using TIA Portal V12, you must open "Compatibility Mode V12". However, this is only possible if a TIA Portal V12 project is open.
For the case that you do not have a TIA Portal V12 project, we have included an empty TIA Portal V12 project for downloading in this FAQ response.
Download The download contains the "compatibility_mode_V12_V13.zip" project. Copy the "compatibility_mode_V12_V13.zip" file into a separate directory and then start the file with a double-click. You can then use the TIA Portal to open and process the extracted project data.
Description You have created a project with SIMATIC STEP 7 V5.5 or TIA Portal V11, in which a Mobile Panel 277F IWLAN is incorporated for fail-safe mode.
Now you want to upgrade this project to TIA Portal V11 or V12 respectively.
Instructions This FAQ response describes the procedures for three migration scenarios:
Migration from STEP 7 V5.5 to TIA Portal V11
Migration from STEP 7 V5.5 to TIA Portal V12
Upgrade from TIA Portal V11 to TIA Portal V12
2 Recurring Processes
2.1 Transfer of Configuration Parameters
2.2 Installation of the Version-dependent F Blocks (F FBs)
2.3 Update of the STEP 7 Hardware Catalog
2.4 Password Querying of the Safety Configuration
3 STEP 7 V5.5 -> WinCC V11
3.2 Migration of the Project
4 STEP 7 V5.5 -> WinCC V12
4.2 Migration of the Project
5 WinCC V11 -> WinCC V12
5.2 Upgrade of the Project
6 Links to the Siemens Industry Online Support Portal
Contents of the Download
Mobile Panel 277F IWLAN: Migration to the TIA Portal
( 3976 KB )
A comprehensive compendium of information on the topic of "Migration to the TIA Portal" is available in Entry ID 76878921.
How do you do a program upload in STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V12 when the device has been configured with STEP 7 V11?
The "Compatibility Mode V11" must be opened if a program upload of a device configured with STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V11 (a SIMATIC controller, for example) is to be made in STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V12. However, this is only possible if a STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V11 project is open.
For the case that you do not have a STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V11 project, we have included an empty STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V11 project for downloading in this FAQ response.
Download The download contains the "compatibility_mode_V11_V12.zip" project.
Copy the "compatibility_mode_V11_V12.zip" file into a separate directory and then start the file with a double-click. You can then use STEP 7 to open and process the extracted project data.
Description This entry shows one option for migrating a WinCC flexible 2008 SP3 project to WinCC (TIA Portal)V11 SP2 in a 64-bit operating system.
Install Update 3 for WinCC V11 SP2. Update 3 enables you to migrate a WinCC flexible 2008 SP3 project directly to WinCC V11 SP2.
More information about Update 3 for WinCC V11 SP2 is available in Entry ID: 58112582.
Migration of integrated projects to WinCC (TIA Portal)
Creation environment The screens and downloads in this FAQ response were created with WinCC flexible 2008 SP2 and WinCC Advanced V11.
The webcast is also available for downloading. You can run the webcast with soundtrack locally on your PC without any extra software. For this you download the relevant ZIP file to your computer, unpack the EXE file and start the file with a click. The webcast starts immediately and you can operate it using the player's menu bar.
Migration of a project integrated in STEP 7 from WinCC flexible to WinCC (TIA Portal)?
You have configured an MP 277 Touch with multiple screens. A TP1200 Comfort Panel is to be added to this configuration.
The screens of the MP 277 Touch are to be adopted by the new operator panel.
WinCC (TIA Portal) provides the option of using "Drag & Drop" or "Copy & Paste" to transfer screens from one operator panel into another.
Prior to copying you should check the settings for resizing screens and objects. This resizing is important in particular when the operator panels have different display resolutions.
In this example, the MP 277 Touch has a resolution of 640 x 480 and the TP1200 Comfort a resolution of 1280 x 800.
In advance you can define how the contents of the project screens are tp be resized and applied upon transfer.
For this, in WinCC (TIA Portal), you select the menu command "Options > Settings".
Under the "Visualization > Resize screen" item you can define various options (see figure below).
A detailed description of the effect of the different settings on the operator panel is given in the document "Migration guidelines for Comfort Panels", section 3.3 (Change Screen from 4:3 to Wide Screen).
Overview of resolutions and different screen formats of the panels
Unlike a project-specific WinCC flexible library, you cannot migrate global libraries directly from WinCC flexible to WinCC (TIA Portal).
Information on the topic of libraries:
The project library is stored together with the project in which it was created. In this way a project library is migrated automatically to WinCC (TIA Portal) with the project created.
The global library is not stored with the project created.
The system library supplied is in the installation directory of WinCC flexible, for example. Own libraries are stored under "Documents and Settings", for example, if the default path is used. In this way a global library is not migrated automatically to WinCC (TIA Portal) with the WinCC flexible configuration.
Proceed as follows to transfer a global WinCC flexible library to WinCC (TIA Portal).
Function description A new MP 277 Touch project was created for this procedure. You can also use an existing WinCC flexible configuration. The operator panel you use must support the objects etc. used in the global library.
Open the global library in which the objects are located and which you wish to transfer to WinCC (TIA Portal).
Insert all the required objects into an existing picture or pictures.
Migrate the WinCC flexible configuration to WinCC (TIA Portal).
Open the migrated project in WinCC (TIA Portal).
Open the global library of WinCC (TIA Portal).
Insert the objects in the pictures into the global library of
WinCC (TIA Portal).
Description of functions (detail)
Create a new project An "MP 277 Touch" project was created for this procedure. No other functions or the like are required apart from the default "Home Page".
Open global library of WinCC flexible
In the menu bar you select the fifth icon: "Opens a library" (Fig. 01).
The "Global Library" window opens.
Select global libraries
Insert the desired global library in the "Open global library" window.
In this example we have selected the "Graphics" library in the "System Libraries" folder.
Mark an object in the global library selected (Fig. 03) and drag-and-drop it into the screen that opens (Fig. 04).
Inserted objects (Fig. 04).
Finally you save the whole configuration.
Migrate the project to WinCC (TIA Portal) Open the WinCC (TIA Portal) and migrate the WinCC flexible configuration.
A description of how to migrate a WinCC flexible project to WinCC (TIA Portal) is available in the manual in Entry ID 53385672 (Chapter 4).
Create new global library in WinCC (TIA Portal)
Open the migrated project in WinCC (TIA Portal).
Open the "Libraries" task card.
Select the "Global libraries" palette and click the first icon, "Create new global library", to create a new global library (Fig. 05).
A dialog box opens.
Here you enter a name and the storage path for the global library just created.
The new global library is called "WinCC flexible Objects" in this example.
Copy objects from the picture(s) into the global library
Open the picture with the objects from the WinCC flexible library.
Drag-and-drop the separate objects into the global library
"WinCC flexible Objects > Master copies" (Fig. 06). Note
You can also mark multiple objects and copy them into the global library using drag-and-drop. These are then grouped together as "one" object.
Save the global library
Click the third icon, "Save the changes to the library",
to save the changes/extension (Fig. 07).
This completes the migration of a global WinCC flexible library to WinCC (TIA Portal).
Keywords Migration, Transfer
How do you migrate a project integrated in STEP 7 from WinCC flexible to WinCC (TIA Portal)?
Task Your customer has an MP 277 Touch configuration integrated in STEP 7.
For a subsequent plant/machine only the MP 277 Touch configuration described is to be migrated to
WinCC (TIA Portal) and replaced by a Comfort Panel.
Description This entry shows one option for migrating only the WinCC flexible project to WinCC (TIA Portal).
A description is given of the separate steps for migrating the multipanel to WinCC (TIA Portal).
This is followed by a description of how to change the MP 277 Touch configuration into a Comfort Panel.
Alternatively you can migrate the complete configuration, STEP 7 incl. the integrated
WinCC flexible 2008 SP2 configuration, to WinCC (TIA Portal).
Contents of the PDF document
1 General Information
1.1 Migrating a WinCC flexible Project Integrated in STEP 7
1.2 WinCC (TIA Portal) Versions
2 Copying an Integrated HMI Project from STEP 7
3 Migrating an HMI Project to WinCC Comfort V11
4 Changing the Operator Panel to a Comfort Panel