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Siemens 'Totally Integrated Automation' (TIA-Portal)
Things to know
Siemens have introduced the 'Totally Integrated Automation' (TIA-Portal) suite of software which needs faster and higher performance computers to run the software and has a strict cut-off line where hardware is supported.

Using the following guides and tools, INTACS have made life easier for you to understand the issues to consider in making the progression from Step 7 Classic (v5.5, v5.4 etc) to Step 7 within TIA-Portal.

TIA-Portal system requirements

TIA-Portal supported modules

TIA-Portal Readiness Check Tool

 
TIA-Portal system requirements
Requirements for installing STEP 7 Basic / Professional V13

Hardware requirements
Your PC must meet the following minimum requirements for installing STEP 7 Basic / Professional V13:

  • Processor: Intel® Celeron® Dual Core 2.2 GHz (Ivy/Sandy Bridge) or better
  • Main memory:
    • 4GB for PC/PG hardware 32-bit operating system
  • Available Hard disk space: 5 GB
  • Screen: 1024x768

Software requirements
STEP 7 Professional / Basic V13 have been released for use under the following operating systems (64-Bit, Windows 7 also 32-Bit)

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (STEP 7 Basic only)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
     
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 (STEP 7 Basic only)
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise
     
  • Microsoft Server 2008 R2 StdE SP1 (STEP 7 Professional only)
  • Microsoft Server 2012 R2 StdE
  • Microsoft Windows XP won't be supported

Parallel installation of STEP 7 (TIA-Portal) V12 and other versions of STEP 7
You can also install other versions of STEP 7 on your computer in parallel to STEP 7 (TIA-Portal) V13:

  • STEP 7 (TIA-Portal) V12
  • STEP 7 (TIA-Portal) V11
  • STEP 7 V5.4 or V5.5
  • STEP 7 Professional 2006/2010
  • STEP 7 Basic V10.5
  • STEP 7 Micro/WIN

Note
Parallel online operation of STEP 7 V5.5 or older versions and STEP 7 Basic / Professional V13 is not enabled.

Compatibility with other SIMATIC HMI products
You can install the following SIMATIC HMI products on your hard disk in parallel to STEP 7 (TIA-Portal) V13:

  • WinCC flexible (from 2008) and
  • WinCC (from V7.0+SP2)

Note
WinCC V7.0+SP1 or lower cannot be installed in parallel to STEP 7 (TIA-Portal) V13.

TIA-Portal supported modules
Thinking of upgrading any hardware that is currently installed on-site?

Or want to make sure that the current hardware is going to be supported within the TIA-Portal?

Then download the TIA-Portal supported modules PDF to see a list of all the modules & firmware that will be supported.

Click to download

TIA-Portal Readiness Check Tool

With the TIA-Portal Readiness Check Tool, it can easily be checked whether hardware contained in projects is supported by the TIA-Portal. The tool is applicable for:
  • STEP 7 V5.4
  • STEP 7 V5.5
  • WinCC V7
  • WinCC flexible 2008

To use the TIA-Portal Readiness Check Tool, first extract it and then start the file "Readiness Check Totally Integrated Automation Portal.exe":

  • After starting the tool, the interface language can be selected
  • The module data can be entered in several ways:
    • as .cfg file
    • list with order numbers as .xls file
    • list with order numbers as .csv file
    • order numbers manually
  • The result shows the modules supported / not supported by the TIA-Portal; for the latter, the successor modules are displayed
  • Furthermore, a list of engineering software products - with which the hardware components can be processed - is shown

Click to download


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