Basic elements for the graphic configuration of automation solutions form the preconfigured and tested blocks, faceplates and icons organized in process control libraries. The use of these library elements plays a major role in minimizing the engineering work and project costs.
Two process control system libraries are integrated in the standard engineering software of SIMATIC PCS 7:
The Version Cross Manager conveniently detects all types of differences between various revisions/versions of a SIMATIC PCS 7 project and makes them available for view.
SIMATIC Version Trail supports version-specific archiving of libraries, projects and multi-projects. The tool assigns the data with identifiers and manages them in a version history. Individual versions can be read back from the archive and reused – and all this with access protection from SIMATIC Logon.