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)

  • Windows 7 Home Premium SP1

  • Windows 7 Professional SP1

  • Windows 7 Enterprise SP1

  • Windows 7 Ultimate SP1

  • Windows 8.1

  • Windows 8.1 Professional

  • Windows 8.1 Enterprise

  • Microsoft Server 2012 Standard Edition R2

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




Core i5-6440EQ, 3.4GHz


16 GB


SSD with at least 50 GB of free space

Screen resolution

1920 x 1080 px

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