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How IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows Can Help You Create and Test Programs for SIMATIC S5 and S7 PLCs



IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows Full Version: A Comprehensive Guide




If you are looking for a professional and reliable tool to program Siemens PLCs, you might want to consider IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows. This software combines the functionalities of both S5 for Windows and S7 for Windows, allowing you to create, modify, test and document programs for SIMATIC S5 and S7 PLCs. In this article, we will explain what IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows is, what features and benefits it offers, how to install and activate it, how to use it for programming Siemens PLCs, and how to use its advanced features. We will also answer some frequently asked questions about this software.




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What is IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows?




IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows is a software product developed by IBHsoftec GmbH, a German company that specializes in automation technology. It is a programming tool that supports both STEP5 and STEP7 programming languages for Siemens PLCs. It is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 and 11 operating systems. It can be used with various online and offline connection options, such as Ethernet, USB, MPI, PPI, PROFIBUS or serial interfaces. It also comes with a hardware configurator, a status recorder, a LogView tool and an OsciCAM feature that allow you to configure, monitor and analyze your PLC programs.


Features and benefits of IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows




Some of the main features and benefits of IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows are:



  • It supports both SIMATIC S5 and S7 PLC families, including S7-1200/1500/300/400/WinAC.



  • It supports both STEP5 and STEP7 programming languages, including Statement List (STL), Function Block Diagram (FBD) and Ladder Diagram (LAD).



  • It allows you to edit existing programs without import or export.



  • It has a user-friendly interface that can be customized according to your preferences.



  • It has a multiple segment editor that allows you to create complex functions with ease.



  • It has a symbolic table editor that allows you to create and edit symbols and addresses.



  • It has a syntax check function that helps you avoid errors in your programs.



  • It has a troubleshooting function that helps you diagnose and fix problems in your programs.



  • It has a hardware configurator that allows you to create and edit hardware configurations for your PLCs.



  • It has a status recorder that allows you to record the status of your PLC blocks with time stamps.



  • It has a LogView tool that allows you to view and analyze the recorded status data.



  • It has an OsciCAM feature that allows you to synchronize videos and process signals for motion analysis.



How to install and activate IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows




To install IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows on your computer, you need to follow these steps:



  • Download the full version or the demo version of the software from the official website of IBHsoftec GmbH. The demo version has some limitations, such as limited runtime, limited number of blocks per project and limited online functions.



  • Run the setup file and follow the instructions on the screen. You will need to accept the license agreement, choose the installation folder and select the components you want to install.



  • If you have downloaded the full version of the software, you will need to activate it with a license key. You can purchase the license key from the official website of IBHsoftec GmbH or from an authorized distributor. You will receive an email with the license key after your payment is confirmed.



  • To activate the software, open it and go to Help > License > Activate License. Enter your license key in the dialog box and click OK. You will see a confirmation message if the activation is successful.



You can now start using IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows on your computer.


How to use IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows for programming Siemens PLCs




To use IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows for programming Siemens PLCs, you need to follow these steps:


How to connect to a PLC using IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows




The first step is to establish a connection between your computer and your PLC. You can do this using various online or offline options.


Online connection options




If you want to connect online to your PLC, you can use one of these options:



  • Ethernet: You can connect your computer and your PLC via an Ethernet cable or a wireless network. You will need an Ethernet interface on your PLC or an Ethernet adapter from IBHsoftec GmbH. You will also need to configure the IP address of your PLC in the hardware configurator of IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows.



  • USB: You can connect your computer and your PLC via a USB cable. You will need a USB interface on your PLC or a USB adapter from IBHsoftec GmbH. You will also need to install the USB driver from IBHsoftec GmbH on your computer.



  • MPI: You can connect your computer and your PLC via an MPI cable or an MPI network. You will need an MPI interface on your PLC or an MPI adapter from IBHsoftec GmbH. You will also need to configure the MPI address of your PLC in the hardware configurator of IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows.



  • PPI: You can connect your computer and your PLC via a PPI cable or a PPI network. You will need a PPI interface on your PLC or a PPI adapter from IBHsoftec GmbH. You will also need to configure the PPI address of your PLC in the hardware configurator of IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows.



  • PROFIBUS: You can connect your computer and your PLC via a PROFIBUS cable or a PROFIBUS network. You will need a PROFIBUS interface on your PLC or a PROFIBUS adapter from IBHsoftec GmbH. You will also need to configure the PROFIBUS address of your PLC in the hardware configurator of IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows.



  • Serial: You can connect your computer and your PLC via a serial cable or a serial network. You will need a serial interface on your PLC or a serial adapter from IBHsoftec GmbH. You will also need to configure the serial parameters of your PLC in the hardware configurator of IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows.



To connect online to your PLC using any of these options, you need to follow these steps:



  • Connect your computer and your PLC using the appropriate cable or network.



  • Open IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows on your computer.



  • Select Online > Connect from the menu bar or click on the Connect icon on the toolbar.



  • Select the connection option you want to use from the dialog box.



How to create and edit programs using IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows




The next step is to create and edit programs for your PLC using IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows. You can do this using various programming languages and editors.


Programming languages and editors




IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows supports both STEP5 and STEP7 programming languages for Siemens PLCs. You can choose between Statement List (STL), Function Block Diagram (FBD) and Ladder Diagram (LAD) as presentations for your programs. You can also switch between these presentations as long as they are displayable.


To create and edit programs using IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows, you need to follow these steps:



  • Select File > New from the menu bar or click on the New icon on the toolbar to create a new project.



  • Enter a name for your project and select the PLC type you want to use from the dialog box.



  • Select File > Save from the menu bar or click on the Save icon on the toolbar to save your project.



  • Select Online > Connect from the menu bar or click on the Connect icon on the toolbar to connect to your PLC online or offline.



  • Select Online > Read All Blocks from PLC from the menu bar or click on the Read All Blocks icon on the toolbar to read all blocks from your PLC to your project.



  • Select Online > Write All Blocks to PLC from the menu bar or click on the Write All Blocks icon on the toolbar to write all blocks from your project to your PLC.



  • Select Project > Add Block from the menu bar or click on the Add Block icon on the toolbar to add a new block to your project.



  • Enter a name and a number for your block and select the block type and the programming language you want to use from the dialog box.



  • Select Project > Open Block from the menu bar or click on the Open Block icon on the toolbar to open an existing block in your project.



  • Use the multiple segment editor to create and edit your program using STL, FBD or LAD. You can use the mouse and/or the keyboard to enter commands, symbols, addresses and comments. You can also use the intelligent input assistance feature that suggests possible inputs based on your context.



  • Select Project > Close Block from the menu bar or click on the Close Block icon on the toolbar to close an open block in your project.



  • Repeat steps 7 to 11 for each block you want to add or edit in your project.



Symbolic tables and cross references




IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows also provides a comfortable editor to create and edit symbolic tables for your programs. Symbolic tables allow you to assign meaningful names and descriptions to addresses and constants in your programs. You can also use cross references to show where symbols are used in your programs.


To create and edit symbolic tables using IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows, you need to follow these steps:



Syntax check and troubleshooting




IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows also provides a syntax check function that helps you avoid errors in your programs. You can use this function to check the syntax of your programs before writing them to your PLC or running them online. You can also use this function to find and correct errors in your existing programs.


To use the syntax check function using IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows, you need to follow these steps:



  • Select Project > Open Block from the menu bar or click on the Open Block icon on the toolbar to open the block you want to check.



  • Select Project > Syntax Check from the menu bar or click on the Syntax Check icon on the toolbar to start the syntax check.



  • If there are any errors in your program, you will see a list of errors in the bottom window. You can double-click on an error to jump to the corresponding line in your program.



  • Correct the errors in your program and repeat steps 2 and 3 until there are no more errors.



  • Select Project > Close Block from the menu bar or click on the Close Block icon on the toolbar to close the block.



IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows also provides a troubleshooting function that helps you diagnose and fix problems in your programs. You can use this function to monitor and modify the status of your blocks online, to use breakpoints and single-step execution, to use S5 Doctor functions for automatic error correction, and to use OsciCAM, Status Recorder and LogView features for motion analysis.


To use the troubleshooting function using IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows, you need to follow these steps:



  • Select Online > Connect from the menu bar or click on the Connect icon on the toolbar to connect online to your PLC.



  • Select Online > Start PLC from the menu bar or click on the Start PLC icon on the toolbar to start your PLC.



  • Select Project > Open Block from the menu bar or click on the Open Block icon on the toolbar to open the block you want to troubleshoot.



How to use advanced features of IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows




IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows also provides some advanced features that allow you to configure, monitor and analyze your PLC programs. These features are the hardware configurator, the status recorder, the LogView tool and the OsciCAM feature.


Hardware configurator




The hardware configurator allows you to create and edit hardware configurations for your PLCs. You can use this feature to define the modules, interfaces, addresses and parameters of your PLCs. You can also use this feature to import and export hardware configurations from and to other tools such as STEP7 or TIA Portal.


To use the hardware configurator using IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows, you need to follow these steps:



  • Select Hardware > Hardware Configurator from the menu bar or click on the Hardware Configurator icon on the toolbar to open the hardware configurator.



  • Select File > New from the menu bar or click on the New icon on the toolbar to create a new hardware configuration.



  • Enter a name for your hardware configuration and select the PLC type you want to use from the dialog box.



  • Select File > Save from the menu bar or click on the Save icon on the toolbar to save your hardware configuration.



  • Use the tree view on the left side of the window to select and expand the nodes of your hardware configuration.



  • Use the properties view on the right side of the window to edit the properties of each node. You can use drop-down menus, text boxes, check boxes and buttons to enter or modify values.



  • If you want to import or export a hardware configuration from or to another tool, select File > Import or File > Export from the menu bar and choose the format and file name you want to use.



Status recorder and LogView




The status recorder and the LogView tool allow you to record and analyze the status of your PLC blocks with time stamps. You can use these features to monitor and debug your PLC programs, to optimize your PLC performance, and to detect and prevent errors.


To use the status recorder and the LogView tool using IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows, you need to follow these steps:



  • Select Online > Connect from the menu bar or click on the Connect icon on the toolbar to connect online to your PLC.



  • Select Online > Start PLC from the menu bar or click on the Start PLC icon on the toolbar to start your PLC.



  • Select Online > Status Recorder from the menu bar or click on the Status Recorder icon on the toolbar to open the status recorder.



  • Select File > New from the menu bar or click on the New icon on the toolbar to create a new status recording.



  • Enter a name for your status recording and select the blocks you want to record from the dialog box. You can also specify the recording interval and duration.



  • Select File > Save from the menu bar or click on the Save icon on the toolbar to save your status recording.



  • Select Online > Start Recording from the menu bar or click on the Start Recording icon on the toolbar to start recording the status of your blocks.



  • When you want to stop recording, select Online > Stop Recording from the menu bar or click on the Stop Recording icon on the toolbar.



  • Select File > Open from the menu bar or click on the Open icon on the toolbar to open an existing status recording.



  • Select View > LogView from the menu bar or click on the LogView icon on the toolbar to open the LogView tool.



  • Use the LogView tool to view and analyze the recorded status data. You can use various functions such as zooming, scrolling, filtering, exporting and printing. You can also switch between different presentations such as STL, FBD or LAD.



Conclusion and FAQs




In this article, we have explained what IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows is, what features and benefits it offers, how to install and activate it, how to use it for programming Siemens PLCs, and how to use its advanced features. We hope that this guide has helped you understand how this software can help you create, modify, test and document programs for SIMATIC S5 and S7 PLCs. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to contact us.


Here are some frequently asked questions about IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows:


Q: How much does IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows cost?




A: The full version of IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows costs 690.00 (excluding VAT) and can be purchased from the official website of IBHsoftec GmbH or from an authorized distributor. You can also download a demo version of the software for free from the website, but it has some limitations such as limited runtime, limited number of blocks per project and limited online functions.


Q: What are the system requirements for IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows?




A: The system requirements for IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows are:



  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 or 11 operating system



  • At least 1 GB of RAM



  • At least 500 MB of free disk space



  • An Ethernet, USB, MPI, PPI, PROFIBUS or serial interface or adapter for online connection



  • A video camera for OsciCAM feature (optional)



Q: How can I update IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows?




A: You can update IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows by downloading the latest version of the software from the official website of IBHsoftec GmbH and running the setup file. You don't need to uninstall the previous version of the software before installing the new one. Your existing projects and license key will remain valid after the update.


Q: How can I get support for IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows?




A: You can get support for IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows by contacting IBHsoftec GmbH via email at info@IBHsoftec.de or via phone at +49 60 68 / 30 01. You can also visit their website at www.IBHsoftec.de to access their online support portal, where you can find manuals, videos, FAQs and other resources.


Q: How can I learn more about IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows?




A: You can learn more about IBH Softec S5-S7 for Windows by visiting their website at www.IBHsoftec.de, where you can find more information about their products and services, as well as testimonials from their customers. You can also follow them on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to stay updated on their latest news and offers.



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