SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic (TIA Portal)

The Engineering Software for the Basic Controller SIMATIC S7-1200

SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic (TIA Portal) is a price-optimized subset of STEP 7 Professional controller software in the TIA Portal that can be used for engineering SIMATIC S7-1200 Basic Controllers and configuration of SIMATIC HMI Basic Panels, as WinCC Basic is part of the software package.

SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic offers the same benefits as STEP 7 Professional engineering software thanks to its integration into the TIA Portal engineering framework, e.g. direct online diagnostics, easy creation of technology objects and also the library concept for time-saving, efficient work and programming components reuse.

STEP 7 Basic (TIA Portal) supports the IEC programming languages LAD (Ladder Diagram) as well as FBD (Function Block Diagram) and SCL (structured text).


Supported Operating systems (64 Bit only)

Supported Operating Systems for STEP 7 Basic V14 SP1

Windows 7 (64-bit)

Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

Windows 10 (64-bit)

Windows Server (64-bit)


Compatibility Tool

The Compatibility Tool is a function provided by the Industry Online Support with which you can select compatible software products or check the compatibility of existing configurations.


Hardware requirements

Siemens recommends SIMATIC Field PG programming devices as a powerful and rugged platform for STEP 7 Engineering Software, especially when your engineering station is also used for commissioning, servicing and maintenance of your automation system.
Yet of course you can use any PC that meet the requirements below

Feature

recommended

Processor

Core i5-6440EQ, 3.4GHz

RAM

16 GB

HD

SSD with at least 50 GB of free space

Screen resolution

1920 x 1080 px


Licensing

  • STEP 7 Basic V14 is delivered with a floating license which allows you to install the software on as many computers as you like. For each license, one user can use the software no matter what computer they’re on, or where they’re working. The number of licenses determines the number of computers the software can be used on at one time.

  • You can update an installed STEP 7 Basic V11 to V13 by purchasing an Upgrade to V14

  • Powerpacks allow the upgrading from STEP 7 Basic V14 to STEP7 Professional V14


Software and licenses

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SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic V14

SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic V14 Upgrades

Powerpacks

Software Update Service contracts (SUS)

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