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Sorting by Height with S7-PLCSIM V13-17


  • Siemens Edition or Ultimate Edition
  • TIA Portal V13-17
  • S7-PLCSIM V13-17

This sample provides you with TIA Portal projects ready to download to the simulator and control the Sorting by Height (Basic) scene.

  1. Download the zip archive (top of this page) corresponding to your TIA Portal version. Extract it and open it.

  2. Turn on the simulation by pressing the Start Simulation button.

    turn on the simulation

  3. Choose PN/IE (1) as the type of PG/PC interface and on PG/PC interface select PLCSIM S7-1200/S7-1500 (2). Press Start search (3). When scanning completes, select the device (4) and press Load (5).

    download program

  4. On S7-PLCSIM select RUN to set the CPU to Run Mode.

    run program

  5. Start Factory I/O, press Ctrl+O, select Scenes on the left panel and open the Sorting by Height (Basic) scene.

    open scene

  6. Press F4 to open the Driver Window. Select Siemens S7-PLCSIM on the driver drop-down list.

    select s7-plcsim driver

  7. Open the driver Configuration Panel by clicking on CONFIGURATION. Make sure S7-1200 is selected on the Model drop-down list.

    driver config

  8. Press Esc to return to the Driver Window. Now, click on CONNECT to connect to the PLC. A successful connection is indicated by a green icon next to the selected driver, as well as next to the driver's name displayed on the status bar.

    driver connected

  9. Switch to Run mode and enjoy.


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