Configuring with tables
Automation tasks can generally be grouped into different focal points, for which there are special input screens. Editors for creating screens, the alarm system, the tag management, the blocks, the device configuration, etc. At many points in the TIA Portal, there are table-based editors, which give the user a quick and simple overview. The immediate mastering of editors, even at first glance, thanks to their uniform appearance, the simultaneous changing of many objects, and even the simple copying of properties inevitably increase the efficiency. Well-known office functions are available in the TIA Portal for conveniently and quickly configuring mass data.
An example: You can intelligently create hundreds of tags with only one movement of the mouse. Either the properties are retained, object names are adapted, or addresses are increased automatically.
In doing this, each editor supports the implementation of an individual special task, e.g. the alarm editor for configuring alarms. Cross-relationships between the individual editors are often difficult to track. As a result of this, an object-oriented approach was chosen for the WinCC tag editor. In addition to the configuration of the tags, a determination can also be made as to whether this tag should initiate an alarm and the logging of it. This not only helps the first time you create a project, but it also helps later by providing a quick overview of existing configurations.