Data exchange with planning tools: The SIMATIC PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator (PAA) is the software for the integrated engineering for planners and automation specialists.
The PAA offers engineering without system discontinuities across all planning phases as well as end-to-end and consistent engineering data. A uniform data management with central data storage for plant designers and operators increases the flexibility within the overall process, enables the parallel execution of tasks, and contributes towards time and cost savings.

The electronic workflow ranges from preparation of tenders including bills of material to automatic generation of control data by the SIMATIC PCS 7 process control system for electrical planning to a controlled mass data engineering and direct as-is documentation of the plant. Changes made to the automation during operation (e.g. replacement of field devices) can be transferred directly back to the planning software. The database in the engineering tool is thus immediately updated, together with the entire plant documentation.
Simple synchronization between planning and engineering using the supplied SIMATIC master objects avoids duplicate entries and interface losses, and shortens the project processing times.
COMOS users can utilize the PAA via the "Integration Layer" module and run it in multi-user mode with the appropriate licensing.

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