In this tutorial, we show you on the basis of a standardized project how to use SIMATIC PCS 7 for your automation solution. We are using a distillation column and an associated tank storage as a sample plant. In the first section, we focus on typical customer requirements for automation solutions. Then we will show you in a schematic representation what the typical project in an automation solution can look like. Then we take a closer look at the individual project phases and show you how SIMATIC PCS 7 supports you in all phases after the specification phase. This tutorial serves as an introduction and largely dispenses with detailed and background information. We assume that you have basic knowledge of SIMATIC PCS 7.