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Sorting by Height with S7-PLCSIM V5

Requirements

  • Siemens Edition or Ultimate Edition
  • STEP 7 5.5 or TIA Portal
  • S7-PLCSIM V5

This sample provides you with projects (for both STEP 7 and TIA Portal) ready to use with S7-PLCSIM to control the Sorting by Height (Basic) scene.

STEP 7 5.x

  1. Download the zip archive (top of this page), extract it and open the S7-PLCSIM project in SIMATIC Manager.

  2. Turn on the simulation by pressing Simulation On button.

    turn on the simulation

  3. Transfer the configuration to the simulator. Right-click on SIMATIC 300 Station and select PLC > Download.

    download program

  4. On S7-PLCSIM select RUN-P to set the CPU to Run Program Mode.

    run program

  5. Start FACTORY I/O, press Ctrl + O, select Scenes on the left panel and open the Sorting by Height (Basic) scene.

    open scene

  6. Press F4 to open the Driver Window. Select Siemens S7-PLCSIM on the driver drop-down list.

    select s7-plcsim driver

  7. Open the driver Configuration Panel by clicking on CONFIGURATION. Make sure S7-300 (V5) is selected on the Model drop-down list.

    driver config

  8. Press Esc to return to the Driver Window. Now, click on CONNECT to connect to the PLC. A successful connection is indicated by a green icon next to the selected driver, as well as next to the driver name displayed on the status bar.

    driver connected

  9. Switch to Run mode and enjoy.

    run

TIA Portal

  1. Download the zip archive (top of this page), extract it and open the project in TIA Portal.

  2. Turn on the simulation by pressing Start Simulation button.

    turn on the simulation

  3. Choose PN/IE as the type of PG/PC interface and on PG/PC interface select PLCSIM. Press Start search. When scanning completes, select the device and press Load.

    download program

  4. On S7-PLCSIM select RUN-P to set the CPU to Run Program Mode.

    run program

  5. Start FACTORY I/O, press Ctrl + O, select Scenes on the left panel and open the Sorting by Height (Basic) scene.

    open scene

  6. Press F4 to open the Driver Window. Select Siemens S7-PLCSIM on the driver drop-down list.

    select s7-plcsim driver

  7. Open the driver Configuration Panel by clicking on CONFIGURATION. Make sure S7-300 (V5) is selected on the Model drop-down list.

    driver config

  8. Press Esc to return to the Driver Window. Now, click on CONNECT to connect to the PLC. A successful connection is indicated by a green icon next to the selected driver, as well as next to the driver name displayed on the status bar.

    driver connected

  9. Switch to Run mode and enjoy.

    run