In order to program the Siemens PLC-control series® S7-300® and S7-400® efficiently and comfortably, IBHsoftec provides the software S7 for Windows®. This software can be combined with S5 for Windows® or runs stand alone. With S7 for
Windows® the entire SIMATICc® S7-300® and S7-400® PLC control series can be programmed. The complete STEP7 instruction set is implemented in the presentations
Statement List (STL), Function Block, Diagram (FBD) and Ladder Diagram (LAD).
Of course all online-functions are implemented. The new operational concept of version 6 has been developed on the basis of the newest cognitions in operator guidance. Block lists and symbolic tables for example can be arranged freely, they can be drawn in any order from the main window onto a second screen and can be faded out automatically from the main window, in order to gain more space on the screen. The presentation of the module parameters has been adjusted as well.
The hardware configuration allows the parametrizing of modules, the allocation of addresses and the configuration of a PROFIBUS. By clicking on the module in the configuration, a dialogue opens, which allows to setup the module parameters. In the detail window of the module or CPU, executed changes are marked clearly, in order to avoid unintentional changes before saving.
Besides the original Siemens PROFIBUS components, our hardware catalogue contains PROFIBUS components from other manufacturers, which are compatible to Siemens. The hardware catalogue can be extended with files in GSD-format. The hardware configuration of existing Step®7 projects can be read and edited. Besides offline-creation of hardware configurations, it is also possible to read and edit existing configurations from a PLC. For quick debugging, module diagnostic functions are integrated. The hardware catalogue is updated constantly for the latest modules. These updates are freely available via internet.