– STEP 7 Profesional v13 (TIA Portal)
Intuitive, efficient and future-oriented – the engineering software for programming the SIMATIC controllers
SIMATIC STEP 7 Professional V13 SP1 is the engineering system for the SIMATIC controllers S7-1200, S7-1500, S7-300, S7-400, WinAC and software controllers.
SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic V13 SP1 is the engineering system for the S7-1200.
STEP 7 V13 is based on the central engineering framework Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal), which offers the user a uniform, efficient
and intuitive solution to all automation tasks.

New with V13 SP1

v 13
• Supports the new SIMATIC Open controllers
• Systematic further development of language elements for programming
• Functional enhancements for team engineering
• Scalable online security options
• “Undo” is activated in online mode
• Simulation for S7-1200 V4.0 and higher
• API engineering of STEP 7 and WinCC
• Multiple usability expansions for efficient engineering

Benefits

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• Powerful programming editors for efficient engineering
• Scalability across all series of controllers
• Optimum interaction between the controller, HMI and drive in a working environment
• Shared data management and uniform symbols
• System diagnostics as an integral component
• Variables trace for effective commissioning
• Scalable and flexible motion control functionality
• Comprehensive library concept
• Security Integrated
• Migration support for existing hardware and software products

Application
SIMATIC STEP 7 Professional V13 SP1 is the easy-to-use, integrated engineering system for the current SIMATIC controllers S7-1200, S7-1500, S7-300, S7-400, WinAC, software controllers, and ET 200 CPU. PLCSIM for simulation of S7-1200/1500 CPU and WinCC Basic for configuration of Basic Panels are included in the scope of delivery.
SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic V13 SP1, the easy-to-use engineering system for the modular SIMATIC S7-1200 micro PLC, as well as the associated I/O. It contains PLCSIM for simulation purposes and SIMATIC WinCC Basic for configuring the SIMATIC Basic Panels.
STEP 7 V13 SP1 thus provides support in all phases of the automation project:
• Configuring and parameterizing the hardware
• Specifying the communication
• Programming in IEC programming editors
• Configuration of the visualization
• Test, commissioning and service

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
STEP 7 Professional / Basic v13 SP1 (TIA PORTAL)
Type of license Floating license
Software class A
Current version V13 SP1
Target system SIMATIC S7-1200, S7-1500, S7-300, S7-400, WinAC, software controllers
Operating system Windows 7 (64-bit)
• Windows 7 Professional SP1
• Windows 7 Enterprise SP1
• Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
• Windows 8.1
• Windows 8.1 Professional
• Windows 8.1 Enterprise
Windows Server (64-bit)
• Windows Server 2008 R2 StdE SP1 (full installation)
• Windows Server 2012 R2 StdE (full installation)
Computer SIMATIC Field PG M4 PREMIUM or higher (or comparable PC)
Processor Intel Core i5-3320M 3.3GHz or higher
RAM min. 8 GB
Hard disk 300 GB SSD
Screen 15.6″ widescreen display (1920 x 1080)
Note Includes the IEC programming languages SCL, LAD, FBD, STL and GRAPH
– Step 7

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The new SIMATIC automation platform covers everything that you need for automation today: programmable logic controllers covering a wide range of performance, complete units, in which the operator panel is already included, PC-based control, external control and monitoring solutions and communication networks.
All of this under a single user interface, without any interface problems, as a fully integrated complete solution.
This removes barriers that have until now cost companies a lot of money: the barrier between PLC and the computer world, the barrier between process engineering and production technology – and even the barrier between standard software and automation software.
This brings us right to the topic. Because the basis of all these advantages is the software. And the basis of this software system is STEP 7, of which there are various versions: for users who only use a part of the SIMATIC automation platform as hardware (and therefore do not need the full spectrum) and for those who use the full range.
The following applies to all versions: they ensure that users are on familiar terms with their hardware!

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

 

 

STEP 7 LITE

STEP 7

STEP 7 Professional

Configuration

Target systems

S7-300/C7

S7-300/S7-400/C7/WinAC

Modules

digital, analog I/O, IFM
only centrally

digital, analog I/O,
IFM, FM, CP centralized and distributed (DP)

Networking/communication

No

Time-controlled, cyclic
data transmission between automation components; 

MPI, PROFIBUS or Industrial Ethernet

Distributed I/O

No

Yes

Signal configuration (display via HMI)

No

Yes

Write to / read from MMC

Yes, only in CPU

Yes, in CPU and directly onto PG/PC 
(update of the AS operating system possible)

Export/Import

Program, symbols

Program, symbols, hardware configuration

Documentation settings

included

Included; 
DOCPRO option for standard-compliant
documentation of the S7 project

Document projects in
multiple languages

Yes

Yes

Multi-user engineering

No

Yes

Programming

Languages

LAD/FBD/STL

LAD/FBD/STL 
and STL source

as STEP 7
additionally S7-GRAPH (step sequence) /S7-SCL
(textual high-level language)

Structured/symbolic
programming

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Check/establish prog.
consistency

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Standard/user libraries

Yes/No

Yes/Yes

Online
functions

Online access

MPI

MPI, PROFIBUS, option: Industrial
Ethernet

Test functions

Monitor, control, force

Monitor, control, force, single step
(debug)

Comparison function off/online

Program, hardware configuration

Program

Diagnostics

System diagnostics

System diagnostics, system error
reporting, integrated process error diagnostics for S7-GRAPH

Option packages

Optional programming languages

None

S7-GRAPH, S7-SCL, CFC

CFC

Options for simulation, documentation,
diagnostics, and remote maintenance

S7-PLCSIM, S7-Teleservice

S7-PLCSIM, S7-DOCPRO, TeleService,
S7-PDiag

DOCPRO, TeleService, S7-PDiag
(S7-PLCSIM is included in the scope of supply)