SIMATIC STEP 7 Professional 2017

The comprehensive engineering solution for SIMATIC Controllers based on STEP7 V5.6

SIMATIC STEP 7 Professional

STEP 7 Professional 2017 comprises the following software packages:

  • STEP 7 V5.6 Basis

  • S7 - Graph.

  • S7 - SCL

  • S7 - PLCSIM

Besides a considerable price saving in relation to the purchase of the individual components  you can take advantage of reduced installation efforts and the possibility to subscribe to a consolidated Software Update Service.
(See chapter licensing below)

Information on STEP 7 Versions
For programming controllers of the latest generation S7-1200, S7-1500, ET 200SP CPU and S7-1500 Software Controller you need STEP 7 (TIA Portal) Engineering Software. Of course you can program the older S7-300, S7-400 and SIMATIC WinAC controllers with this software as well.
Siemens offers a Combo License of STEP 7 Professional which enables the user to do the engineering within traditional STEP7 V5.x environment or by employing the STEP 7 Professional V15 (TIA Portal) platform. For further information see the section "Licensing" at the bottom of the page.

STEP 7 Basis

By employing STEP 7 Basis you can program the SIMATIC S7-300, S7-400, SIMATIC C7 and SIMATIC WinAC automation systems easily and conveniently.

STEP 7 contains functions for all phases of an automation project:

  • Configuring and parameterizing the hardware.

  • Specifying the communication.

  • Programming. 

  • Test, start-up and service

  • Documentation, archiving.

  • Operating/diagnostics functions

Supported operating systems for STEP 7 Professional 2017

  • Windows 7 Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate (64 Bit)

  • Windows 7 Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate SP 1 (64 Bit)

  • Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise (64 Bit)

  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition R2 (64 Bit)

  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition R2 SP1 (64 Bit)

  • Windows Server 2016 (64 Bit)

Siemens provide s a compatibility tool which is designed to support you in questions about the compatibility of various hardware and software products .


  • STEP 7 V5.6 Basis is available as a Floating-License or  a 50 h Rental-License

  • For new installations STEP 7 Professional 2017 is offered exclusively as a Combo-License together with STEP 7 Professional V15 (TIA Portal)

  • STEP 7 Professional 2006/2010 installations can be upgraded to STEP 7 Professional 2017/V15 Combo

  • By ordering a Powerpack you can upgrade a license of  STEP 7 Basis V3.x ... V5.6 to
    STEP 7 Professional 2017 /V15 Combo

  • STEP 7 Professional 2017 without TIA Portal is only available as time limited trial license.

  • Software Update Service (SUS) contracts are available for the Combo License


Article No.

STEP7 V5.6 Basis

STEP 7 Professional V15 (TIA Portal) / STEP 7 Professional 2017 Combo License

Trial Licenses



Software Update Service (SUS) Verträge

* The Rental License 50 h Engineering is valid for the following software packages:
STEP 7 Professional 2017 / V15 Combo, WinCC Professional V15 ES, WinCC flexible 2008, STEP 7 Safety Advanced (incl. Distributed Safety)

You can find more information about SIMATIC licenses, the Software Update Service, the topic Online Software Delivery and how you get supported by the tools Automation License Manager and SUS Manager at: