SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic V11 - System requirements

Supported Operating systems (STEP 7 Basic V11 SP 2)

  • Windows XP Home SP3

  • Windows XP Professional SP3

  • Windows 7 Home Premium/Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate (32 Bit)

  • Windows 7 Home Premium/Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate SP 1 (32 Bit)

  • Windows 7 Home Premium/ Professional/Enterprise (64 Bit)

  • Windows 7¬†Home Premium/ Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate SP 1 (64 Bit)

The following compatibility list gives the compatibility of the different versions of the SIMATIC software packages with the last two versions of STEP 7 and with the various Microsoft Windows operating systems. The list is valid only for the versions given in these files.

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.





Pentium 4
1.7 GHz

Core2 Duo
2.2 GHz


1 GB

2 GB

Screen resolution

1024 x 768 px

1400 x 1050 px