Friday, April 8, 2011

Accessing S7-SoftPLC for Windows





S7 for Windows provides the possibility to access S7-SoftPLC directly to transfer programs. All S7 for Windows® online functions are available. The data exchange is carried out extremely fast. If you own an older version of S7 for Windows.

Accessing S7-SoftPLC over IBHNet with S7 for Windows
Connecting S7 for Windows via IBHNet with S7-SoftPLC. Choose the protocol IBH-Net (IBH-Link S7) in the box "Preferences" of S7 for Windows®. After a click on “Select connection“ choose the desired IBHLink connection. With a click on “Select PLC“ a S7 CPU-choice dialogue appears, in which the available MPI®-addresses are displayed. The PLC is chosen by confirming the dialogue. To establish the connection by clicking on “Reinitiate connection now“ and close the configuration dialogue by clicking “OK“. Now the connection to S7-SoftPLC has been established.

Accessing S7-SoftPLC over TCP/IP with S7 for Windows
Connecting S7 for Windows via RFC1006 with S7-SoftPLC. Choose the TCP/IP protocol in the box “Preferences“ of S7 for Windows. The box “Select the Station via TCP/IP Network“, which does appear after a click on „Select connection“ allows to enter the IP-address of S7-SoftPLC. Establish the connection by clicking on “Reinitiate connection now“ and close the configuration box by clicking “OK“. Now the connection to S7-SoftPLC has been established.

Accessing S7-SoftPLC on the serial port with S7 for Windows
Connecting S7 for Windows via serial port with S7-SoftPLC. Select the protocol MPI converter cable in the box “settings“ of S7 for Windows. Select the serial port that is connected with the computer running S7-SoftPLC and 38400 baud. After a click on the box “Select PLC“, a S7 CPU-choice box appears in which the available MPI-addresses are displayed. The PLC is selected by confirming the dialogue. Now establish the connection by clicking on “Reinitiate connection now“ and close the configuration box by clicking “OK“. Now the connection to S7-SoftPLC has been established.


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