WinCC V7.5 (SCADA)Overview
Efficient as well in Engineering as also in Runtime
Due to the increasing globalization of business companies going along with the rising push of their competition it is more and more necessary to gain a short time - to - market. On the other hand companies are forced to reduce machine downtime and to grow the quality of their products. The production data which are generated thereby have to be available transparent from the shop floor up to the ERP - systems of the company - every time from everywhere -
Plant information every time - from everywhere
Configuration Studio and Graphics DesignerTogether with the Graphics Designer the WinCC Configuration Studio is the central development platform for your WinCC applications.
By the use of the integrated scripting and programming interfaces it is possible to automatize many engineering processes und to integrate individual Runtime functionalities. Additional function extensions make it possible for you to process mass data very fast and to integrate standardized application modules in any part of your application. The optimization of the interaction between the Configuration Studio and the Graphics Designer enables you to develop your applications even more rapidly. As a result you can increase the Engineering Efficiency and therefore you can gain a much shorter Time - to - Market.
- Drag & Drop between Configuration Studio and Graphics Designer
- Search & Replace also for Pre- and Post-Fixes
- VBA support for the Configuration Studio
- Preview of WinCC screens in the WinCC Explorer
- Displaying of Analog Alarms in the OnlineTrendControl
This WinCC Client was developed simultaneously with WinCC V7.5.
It is a mobile platform- and browser independent Client with no need of installation on client side at all designed to be operated on conventional consumer-type devices. This option enables you to get access to your plant from everywhere at any time. The data privacy is guaranteed by the encryption of an https-connection using SSL. Because of the further development of this option in WinCC V7.5 the functionality of this option ia more and more similar to the graphics on the server side itself.
- Support of additional controls
- VB - actions on objects
- Base functionality of the ‚Dynamic Dialog‘
- SIMATIC Logon for the user administration
- System messages during Login and Logout
- One WebUX Monitoring Client is included in WinCC V7.4 for free
Compared to SIMATIC WinCC V7.4 SP1, SIMATIC WinCC V7.5 includes the following changes to the range of functions in addition to consolidation of the WinCC updates that have been published up to this point:
2.1. Operating systems
The following Microsoft operating systems are supported with WinCC V7.5:
For WinCC server / single-user / clients / Web clients
Windows 10 (64-bit) Professional, Enterprise
Windows 10 (64-bit) Enterprise LTSB (Long-Term Servicing Branch)
Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit) Standard, Datacenter
Windows Server 2016 (64-bit) Standard, Datacenter
With Windows 10, a maximum of three client connections is possible in multi-user systems.
For WinCC/WebNavigator clients and WinCC/DataMonitor clients, the following are also approved:
Windows 7 SP1 Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate 32-bit / 64-bit
Windows 8.1 Professional, Enterprise 32-bit / 64-bit
You can find details (e.g. information about specific Windows 10 versions) and any current compatibility statements via the Compatibility Tool 64847781
2.2. Upgrade options
Two upgrade levels are available to upgrade existing WinCC licenses to V7.5.
Upgrade from WinCC V7.4 (SP1) to WinCC V7.5
Upgrade from WinCC V7.2 / V7.3 to WinCC V7.5
New functional features include:
2.3. Extended functionality for object-oriented configuration
Import and use of structured data types from S7-1500 PLCs and OPC UA data sources
Use of structure data types as an interface to the faceplates
2.4. Enhanced functionality for designing the runtime interface
Additional characteristics for dynamization of SVG graphics from the WinCC library
Integration of the central color palette in the project design template including option for changeover during runtime
Color design of the virtual keyboard can be customized for touch operation
OPC UA client enhanced for Alarm & Condition
Option to configure access rights for WinCC tags via the WinCC OPC server
Option to enable/disable connections for all WinCC communication channels
Enhanced communication driver for Mitsubishi i-QR PLCs Mitsubishi i-QR PLCs
WinCC Cloud Connect for sending WinCC data to cloud systems using the MQTT protocol
2.6. Graphics Designer
Simplified configuration of multi-language texts and font settings for all text elements in graphics
New "Animation" option for dynamization of object properties without script programming
"Color picker" for easy color matching and "character map" for using icon fonts
Auto login can also be configured for "operate mode"
Support of additional properties for dynamizing the trend control at runtime
Use of colors from the central color picker also possible for interrupt configuration
Support of new SVG graphics with dynamic properties
2.8. Additional new features
Revised Tag Simulator (Look&Feel of Configuration Studio) with new simulation capabilities
System tags for monitoring communication channel and login performance values
Structuring of WinCC pictures (PDLs) in subfolders possible
Menu and toolbars can be configured via new editor in the Configuration Studio
You can find additional information on the new features in SIMATIC WinCC V7.5 / WinCC V7.5 ASIA in the section "What's new in WinCC V7.5?" in the WinCC help system / manual.
3. Software download
All packages of WinCC V7.5 EU version including Software Update Service (SUS) are available as downloads (software and license).
Would you like to access all automation software upgrades on the day of publication at any time and independent of the location?
Then it is best to switch to Online Software Delivery (OSD) right away to download the software packages. Additional information about Online Software Delivery is available at the following link:
- Base Packages
- Software Update Service
- WinCC/WebNavigator V7.5
- WinCC/WebNavigator V7.5 Diagnostics Client/Server
- WinCC/Web Load Balancing V7.5
- WebUX V7.5
- WinCC/DataMonitor V7.5
- WinCC/User Archives
- WinCC/ConnectivityPack V7.5
- WinCC/ConnectivityStation V7.5
- SIMATIC WinCC V7.5 Archive
- SIMATIC Information Server
- SIMATIC ProcessHistorian