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Building PCS7 Graphics Using WinCC

Building PCS7 Graphics Using WinCC

Siemens WinCC for PCS7 is based on WinCC Professional, a full-featured HMI development system that is used to create operator graphics. These graphic displays and pictures allow the operator to interact with the process. These displays may include pushbuttons, data entry ports, and other elements to allow monitoring and control of the process. WinCC Runtime allows a standard PC to become an HMI station.

In this course, you will learn:

- How WinCC is structured and how it is configured
- How the OS station is configured in the PCS7 network
- How to configure pictures using the Graphics Designer
- How to use the compiler to create graphics objects based the AS-400 CFC configuration
- How to compile, download, and test the graphics in Runtime.

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Building PCS7 Graphics Using WinCC
  • 1. Introduction to PCS7 WinCC

    In the introduction to PCS7 course (, we created a project named “Tank_Valve”. we configured the “AS-400” with several CFC blocks to monitor and control a simple process.

    At the end of the course, we downloaded the project to the CPU and after that performed a simple s...

  • 2. Starting the WinCC Explorer

    WinCC is the HMI application that allows the operator to visualize the process, monitor its operation, and interact with the process controllers by entering set-points and controlling devices.

    In this video, we will:
    - Open “WinCC Explorer” and examine the applications menu and its various appli...

  • 3. WinCC Display Hierarchy

    In this video, we will:
    - Show how block icons are automatically created in the Picture Editor
    - Describe the picture hierarchy and how it can be used.

  • 4. Process Object Display in WinCC

    In this video, we will explore:
    - Additional features of the display hierarchy
    - The features of the Process Object Display
    - The data on the “Parameter” Tab and the “Signals” tab of the “Process Object Display”
    - Identifying the possible connections to WinCC objects

  • 5. WinCC Example Process – Creating the Picture

    In this video, we will continue to work on the picture and will:
    - add equipment elements, such as a tank and pump
    - add piping segments to the picture.

  • 6. WinCC Example Process – Completing the Picture

    In this video, we will continue to enhance the picture in WinCC and will:

    - Add text to the graphic screen and complete its configuration,
    - Complete configuration of the operator station using the “Computer Configuration” application in WinCC
    - Set up the Simulation PLC and download the network...