How to Download and Install Simatic Wincc Explorer for Free
Simatic Wincc Explorer is a powerful and scalable SCADA system that offers complete functionality for monitoring and controlling automated processes. It is part of the Simatic Wincc V7 software package from Siemens, which also includes other components such as Wincc Server, Wincc Client, Wincc Web Navigator, and Wincc Data Monitor.
If you want to try out Simatic Wincc Explorer for free, you can download a trial version from the Siemens website. The trial version includes the basic software and license key for download, and it allows you to use up to 262144 power tags for 21 days. You can also use the trial version to test other options and add-ons for Wincc, such as WebUX, REST Connector, or 3D Control.
To download and install Simatic Wincc Explorer for free, follow these steps:
Go to this page and click on \"Download iPDF\" to get an overview of Simatic Wincc V7.
Go to this page and scroll down to the table of software/licenses. Find the row that corresponds to the number of power tags you need (for example, 262144) and click on the article number that ends with \"AH0\" (for example, 6AV6381-2BV07-5AH0). This will take you to the Siemens Industry Online Support portal.
Log in with your Siemens account or create one if you don't have one already. You will need to provide some personal information and agree to the terms and conditions.
Once you are logged in, you will see a page with the details of the product you selected. Click on \"Download\" and then on \"Download via Web Browser\". You will need to accept the license agreement before proceeding.
Save the zip file to your computer and extract it. You will find a folder with the software installer and a text file with the license key.
Run the setup.exe file and follow the instructions on the screen. You will need to enter the license key when prompted. You can also choose which components of Simatic Wincc V7 you want to install.
After the installation is complete, you can launch Simatic Wincc Explorer from the Start menu or from the desktop shortcut. You can also access the online help and documentation from within the program.
Congratulations! You have successfully downloaded and installed Simatic Wincc Explorer for free. You can now use it to create and manage your SCADA projects for 21 days. If you want to extend your trial period or purchase a full license, you can contact Siemens or your local distributor.
In this article, we will show you how to use Simatic Wincc Explorer to create a simple SCADA project. We will assume that you have already installed the software and have a license key. If not, please refer to the previous section on how to download and install Simatic Wincc Explorer for free.
Creating a new project
To create a new project in Simatic Wincc Explorer, follow these steps:
Open Simatic Wincc Explorer from the Start menu or from the desktop shortcut.
Click on \"File\" and then on \"New\". A dialog box will appear where you can enter the name and location of your project. You can also choose a template or an existing project to copy from. For this example, we will use the default settings and name our project \"MyFirstProject\". Click on \"OK\" to confirm.
The project will be created and opened in Simatic Wincc Explorer. You will see a tree view of the project components on the left side of the window, and a workspace area on the right side. You can also access various menus and toolbars from the top of the window.
Configuring the communication
Before you can create your SCADA screens, you need to configure the communication between Simatic Wincc Explorer and your devices or controllers. This will allow you to read and write data from and to your devices. To configure the communication, follow these steps:
In the tree view, expand the \"Computer\" node and then the \"WinCC\" node. Right-click on \"Communication\" and select \"New Driver\". A dialog box will appear where you can choose the type of driver you want to use. For this example, we will use the \"SIMATIC S7 Protocol Suite\" driver, which allows us to communicate with Siemens S7 PLCs. Click on \"OK\" to confirm.
The driver will be added to the tree view under \"Communication\". Right-click on it and select \"Properties\". A dialog box will appear where you can configure the driver settings. For this example, we will use the default settings and click on \"OK\" to confirm.
Right-click on the driver again and select \"New Connection\". A dialog box will appear where you can enter the name and address of your device or controller. For this example, we will name our connection \"PLC1\" and enter the IP address of our S7-1500 PLC, which is 192.168.0.1. Click on \"OK\" to confirm.
The connection will be added to the tree view under the driver. Right-click on it and select \"Properties\". A dialog box will appear where you can configure the connection settings. For this example, we will use the default settings and click on \"OK\" to confirm.
Right-click on the connection again and select \"New Variable Table\". A dialog box will appear where you can enter the name of your variable table. A variable table is a collection of variables that represent data points in your device or controller. For this example, we will name our variable table \"VT1\". Click on \"OK\" to confirm.
The variable table will be added to the tree view under the connection. Double-click on it to open it in a new tab in the workspace area. You will see a table where you can define your variables. For this example, we will define two variables: one for reading a boolean value from an input address (I0.0) of our PLC, and one for writing a boolean value to an output address (Q0.0) of our PLC. To define a variable, enter its name, data type, access type (read or write), address, and description in the corresponding columns of the table. For example, we will name our first variable \"Input1\", set its data type to \"Bool\", set its access type to \"Read\", set its address to \"%I0.0\", and enter a description of \"Input 1 from PLC\". We will do the same for our second variable, but name it \"Output1\", set its access type to \"Write\", set its address to \"%Q0.0\", and enter a description of \"Output 1 to PLC\". After defining your variables, click on \"Save\" to save your changes.
Creating a SCADA screen
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