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Process Simulate - Line Simulation vs Virtual Commissioning

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Dear All,

 

I had been working in Tecnomatix 10.1, i had a small clarification about Line Simulation and Commissioning, Since i had been working only on LineSimulation i didn't get a chance to go through Commissioning. 

 

Could you please put some words differentiating  LineSimulation and Virtual Commissioning.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Kind Regards,

Sudhakar

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Re: Process Simulate - Line Simulation vs Virtual Commissioning

Legend
Legend

Hi,

 

Difference between Line Simulation and Virtual Commissioning:

 

In Line Simulation you can use the internal PLC of Process Simulate to control your signal based simulation.

 

With Virtual Commissioning you are allowed to connect your real PLC (e.g Siemens PLC) to Process Simulate via OPC, SIMBA, SIMIT or Step 7 PLCSIM.

 

Regards

 

Patrick

Re: Process Simulate - Line Simulation vs Virtual Commissioning

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Hi

 

Thanks for your support.

 

So, using this function we can handshake signals from Real PLC(Sterp7 or MicroLogix 1000) and Process Simulate.?

 

Based on the logic built in Step7, will the Robots, Tools, Light Curtains are controlled in Process Simulate.?

 

Required any dedicated licence to be purchased for Virtual Commissioning from Siemens?

 

 

Kind Regards,

Sudhakar

Re: Process Simulate - Line Simulation vs Virtual Commissioning

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Legend

Hi,

 

Yes, you can use your Step7 or MicroLogix 1000 PLC to connect it with PS. (via OPC)

 

Yes, the PLC controls all your participants in the simulation.

So, PS is able to recieve any signals/data from PLC and also send signals/data back to PLC.

 

Yes, for Virtual Commissioning a license is required.

 

Regards,

 

Patrick

Re: Process Simulate - Line Simulation vs Virtual Commissioning

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Creator

Thank U. Smiley Happy

 

Kind Regards,

 Sudhakar

 

Re: Process Simulate - Line Simulation vs Virtual Commissioning

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Creator

Hello Patrick,

 

I have PLC programming done using Step 7. i do not have actual PLC Module. my task is to import the PLC program and Simulate this program in PS.( i dont wanna connect with actual PLC Module) i'm unable to download .s7p or .s7s programs to PS.

 

colud you plese guide me how to import this programs into PS ans Check logic.

 

i' m attaching images for clear understandig.

 

 

 

Image 1: PS - PLC Configuration Window.

PS PLC Options.png

 

Image 2: PLC Programm which i have.

 

PLC Program.png

 

Thanks in Advance.

 

Kind Regards,

Sudhakar.

Re: Process Simulate - Line Simulation vs Virtual Commissioning

Legend
Legend

Hi,

 

it is not possible to import the S7 project into Process Simulate.

 

But what you can do is, you can connect PS to Simatic for example with the OPC Server connection.

 

See:
http://community.plm.automation.siemens.com/t5/Tecnomatix-Robotics-Forum/Virtual-Commissioning-PS-to...

 

 

 

Re: Process Simulate - Line Simulation vs Virtual Commissioning

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Hi Patrick,

 

Good Day to you.

 

Patrick : - But what you can do is, you can connect PS to Simatic for example with the OPC Server connection.

 

Simatic means, you mean simatic step 7 software ?

 

Shoul i have Virtual Commissioning licese to connect PS to Simatic?

 

i have gone through link you provided. the topic starts with connceting Original PLC with PS through OPC.

 

but, can i conncet virtual Step 7 to PS..?

 

 

Kind Regards,

Sudhakar.

Re: Process Simulate - Line Simulation vs Virtual Commissioning

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PLM World Member Phenom

hello,

 

the simplest way to connect ps to a plc is over OPC connection.

 

1. Load your PLC Program to your PLC

2. install "INAT OPC Server Ethernet"

3. connect the OPC Server to PLC ethernet adress

4. Connect PS to the OPC Server.

5. select OPC Server under PS PLC options

6. start Line Simulation

 

 

other way:

 

install PS under Win7 32bit (PS10.1 or 11.1)

install Step 7 and PLCsim

load the plc program to plcsim

connect PS to PLCsim (under PLC Options)

 

other way:

 

install PS 11.1 TR02 (PLCsim 64bit supportet)

install Step 7 and PLCsim (64bit)

load the plc program to plcsim

connect PS to PLCsim (under PLC Options)

 

 

Kind regards,

Benjamin Voelzke

Re: Process Simulate - Line Simulation vs Virtual Commissioning

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Hi Voelzke,

 

Thanks for your information.

 

Basically i do not have actual PLC Module with me. and the same time i dont wanna conncet to actual PLC module like S7-200,S7-300,or S7-400.

 

I just want to connect Step -7 to PS, like you shown in the 2nd possible way.

 

if i install Step 7 in the same machine PS (10.1  64bit) is insalled. how can i connect Step 7 to PS.

 

in attached image may i know about:

 

 

Picture1.png

1. SIMIT server address ? can you plz brief about?

 

2.OPC Server ? how to configure and link to PS?

 

3.What is item header ?

 

4.OPC update rate.?

 

kindly guide me on this, because i'm very new to connect between Step 7 and PS.

 

Thanks in adance.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Sudhakar.