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After taking this course, you’ll be able to:

  • be proficient in developing and testing HMI applications using WinCC Basic within the TIA Portal.

  • understand how to seamlessly integrate HMI hardware into your TIA Portal projects, enhancing the user's interaction with your SCL program.

  • be able to design and create interactive and engaging operator screens that truly bring your SCL programs to life.

  • be adept at utilizing TIA Portal's built-in simulator function to ensure your HMI application runs flawlessly.

  • have a solid grasp of software development flowcharts, best practices, and the know-how to develop a comprehensive Software Test Plan, ensuring your application meets all necessary technical requirements.

Course curriculum

    1. 1.1 Dive into HMI Panel Applications

    2. 1.2 Program Setup Essentials

    3. 1.3 Craft Your Hardware Configuration

    4. 1.4 Design an Intuitive Operator Screen

    5. 1.5 Master User Configuration

    6. 1.6 Pro Tips for Adding New Users

    7. 1.7 QUIZ

    1. 2.1 Seamless HMI-PLC Connection

    2. 2.2 Implementing the Tank Object

    3. 2.3 Exploring TIA Portal WinCC Basic Libraries

    4. 2.4 Introducing Value Bar for Tank Level

    5. 2.5 Level Object Configuration Made Easy

    6. 2.6 Real-time Testing of Level Object

    7. 2.7 QUIZ

    1. 3.1 Building Valve Object Components - Part 1

    2. 3.2 Building Valve Object Components - Part 2

    3. 3.3 Graphic List Animation Techniques

    4. 3.4 Perfecting Your Graphic List Setup

    5. 3.5 The Art of Animating Valve Objects

    6. 3.6 Hands-on Testing of Valve Object

    7. 3.7 QUIZ

    1. 4.1 PWM Mode Button Integration

    2. 4.2 In-depth Testing of PWM Mode Button

    3. 4.3 Setup Guide for Maintenance Mode Button

    4. 4.4 Engaging Animations for Maintenance Mode

    5. 4.5 Comprehensive Testing of Maintenance Button

    6. 4.6 QUIZ

    1. 5.1 Understanding the Command Disagree Alarm

    2. 5.2 Updating Your Graphic List Efficiently

    3. 5.3 Alarm Summary Essentials

    4. 5.4 Integrating Alarms - Part 1

    5. 5.5 Integrating Alarms - Part 2

    6. 5.6 Expert Testing of Alarm Summaries

    7. 5.7 Adding and Utilizing Stroke Counters

    8. 5.8 Quiz

    1. 6.1 The Final Touches for Your HMI Panel App

    2. 6.2 Comprehensive HMI Application Testing

    3. 6.3 Advanced Testing Strategies for HMI

    4. 6.4 Ensuring a Flawless HMI Application

About this course

  • 40 lessons
  • 2 hours of video content
  • Pro Course
  • Earn Certificate of Completion

Ideal for you if…

  • you've completed our "Intro to Structured Control Language" course and are ready to take your skills to the next level.

  • you're eager to explore WinCC Basic and its role in crafting dynamic HMI interfaces for SCL programs.

  • you're looking to integrate HMI hardware seamlessly into your TIA Portal project and create interactive operator screens.

  • you're excited about using the simulator function in TIA Portal to test and refine your HMI applications.

  • you're serious about gaining deeper insights into software development flowcharts, best practices, and creating a robust Software Test Plan to meet all technical requirements.


Feeling stuck trying to create an HMI interface for your SCL program?

In this course, you can explore the world of WinCC Basic and learn how to transform your SCL code into a captivating operator interface. Discover creative new ways to animate screens and provide interactive controls for operators. You'll also get access to the simulator function in TIA Portal that allows you to test and tweak your masterpiece until it's flawless!

Unleash the potential of your SCL program with stunning visuals and bring any project to life with an engaging HMI interface. Become a master of software development flowcharts, best practices, and software test plans so that all technical requirements are met.

Sign up today for the ‘HMI Panel Application for TIA SCL Language Programming Example’ course and join us on this amazing journey! Get ready to elevate your programming skills!

Prepare for better pay & bigger responsibility

Eduardo Cali

I’m a maintenance technician at my company and I recently transferred to automation. We’re working more and more with Siemens so I needed to get up to speed on the newest PLC software. RealPars videos feel like a real classroom experience. The instructors are great…they’re easy to follow and they make the lessons relevant to real-world applications and I like that. I definitely recommend RealPars.

Mario Flores

I tried other online training, but I have to say that RealPars instructors helped me connect the dots in a way the others didn’t. I was able to expand my Siemens knowledge…I only knew Allen-Bradley…now I understand the differences and similarities better. I find RealPars to be a professional and affordable way to get the big picture of PLC as well as gain lots of practical knowledge.

Meet your instructor

Scott Sommer, PE, CAP

Scott Sommer has worked in the automation industry for over 37 years. In addition to his full-time job as Director, Automation Engineering Professional Development at Horizon Controls Group, Scott is proud to help develop the next generation of automation engineers. In his free time, he’s a RealPars instructor and an ISA trainer.

Here’s why you’ll succeed

  • One-on-one support

    Stuck or have a question? You get unlimited support from our team of proven PLC programming experts.

  • Laser-focused lessons

    We only teach you exactly what you need to know to master a PLC course. No fluff, filler, or wasting your time.

  • Experienced instructors

    All PLC training courses include step-by-step instructions from the world’s best so you can join their ranks and gain an unfair advantage.

The RealPars guarantee

  • Suited for all skill levels

    we’ll help you get the skills you need to stand out and get hired!

  • Learn practical skills

    You can immediately apply learnings and improve your results.

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  • Can I get a certificate for this course?

    Yes, upon successfully completing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion from RealPars.
    This certificate serves as a testament to your accomplishment and can be added to your LinkedIn profile or included in your professional portfolio.

  • Do I need any previous PLC programming experience to follow this course?

    No prior experience is required, but a basic understanding of PLC programming concepts will be beneficial. Rest assured, we provide a solid foundation by leveraging the SCL program from our popular "Intro to Structured Control Language" course. You'll be guided step-by-step in transforming it into an engaging operator interface, making it accessible and enjoyable for learners of all levels.

  • Do I need any software or hardware or the software to use in this course?

    Software usedin this course : TIA Portal Basic v16, S7-PLCSIM v16, Windows 11,

    Equipment used in this course: PC with Windows operating system

  • I'm a beginner. Is this course suitable for me?

    If you're comfortable with basic programming concepts and have some familiarity with SCL, you're all set. This course is designed to help you elevate your programming skills, specifically in developing HMI interfaces.

  • What practical skills will I gain from this course?

    By the end of the course, you'll be proficient in developing HMI applications, integrating HMI hardware into your TIA Portal projects, creating interactive operator screens, utilizing TIA Portal's built-in simulator function, and you'll have a solid understanding of software development flowcharts and best practices.

  • Can my employer purchase a course for me?

    Yes. Most people enroll individually, and then submit their receipt to their employer for reimbursement. However, if your employer has a tuition budget and wants to train 5 people or more, you can send us an email at [email protected] and we will help you with bulk signup.

  • Do I have to travel to take this course?

    Nope! All our courses are offered online, so you can take them from anywhere in the world. All you need is a high-speed internet connection and the applicable software for your course.

  • Can I access the course materials after completion?

    Absolutely! Once you complete the course, you will have continued access to the course materials, allowing you to revisit the content whenever you need a refresher.

  • Will I get to test my HMI designs during the course?

    Yes, absolutely. We will use the built-in simulator function in TIA Portal so you can witness your HMI application in action and fine-tune it.