How to Program Siemens PLCs with S5+S7 for Windows Version 7
If you are looking for a professional and easy-to-use programming tool for Siemens PLCs, you might want to check out S5+S7 for Windows Version 7. This software combines the functionalities of both S5 for Windows and S7 for Windows, allowing you to program SIMATIC S5 and S7 PLCs with STEP5 and STEP7 languages.
In this article, we will give you an overview of the features and benefits of S5+S7 for Windows Version 7, and show you how to get started with programming your Siemens PLCs.
S5+S7 for Windows Version 7 is a programming tool developed by IBHsoftec, a German company specialized in automation solutions. It is designed to provide a user-friendly and powerful environment for creating, modifying, testing and documenting programs for Siemens PLCs.
S5+S7 for Windows Version 7 supports the following PLC families:
SIMATIC S5 with STEP5
SIMATIC S7-300/400/1200/1500 with STEP7
The software can communicate with the PLCs via various interfaces, such as Ethernet, MPI, PPI, PROFIBUS, USB or serial. It can also connect to the PLCs via IBH Link adapters or IBH SoftPLC systems.
S5+S7 for Windows Version 7 offers a range of features and functions to make your programming tasks easier and more efficient. Some of them are:
A comfortable editor to create and edit symbolic tables
A multiple segment editor to create statement lists, function block diagrams and ladder diagrams
A syntax check and a cross reference tool
An online mode to monitor and modify the PLC status
A hardware configurator to set up the PLC hardware components
An OsciCAM feature to analyze motion processes through synchronization of videos and process signals
A status recorder to record and replay the PLC status
A log view to display diagnostic messages
An intelligent input assistance to suggest commands and symbols
A S5 doctor function to troubleshoot errors
How to Get Started with S5+S7 for Windows Version 7?
If you want to try out S5+S7 for Windows Version 7, you can download a demo version from the IBHsoftec website[^1^]. The demo version has all the features of the full version, except that it can only communicate with the IBH SoftPLC systems or the IBH Link adapters. You can also order a full version or an update kit from the website.
To install S5+S7 for Windows Version 7, you need a PC running Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 or 11. The installation process is simple and straightforward. You just need to follow the instructions on the screen and enter your license key when prompted.
Once you have installed S5+S7 for Windows Version 7, you can launch it from the Start menu or the desktop icon. You will see a main window with a menu bar, a toolbar, a project tree and a work area. You can use the menu bar or the toolbar to access different functions and tools. You can use the project tree to manage your projects and files. You can use the work area to edit your programs and symbols.
To create a new project, you can select File > New Project from the menu bar or click on the New Project icon on the toolbar. You will be asked to enter a project name and select a PLC type. You can also choose a template project or import an existing project from another source.
To program your PLC, you can use one of the three languages supported by S5+S7 for Windows Version 7: statement list (STL), function block diagram (FBD) or ladder diagram (LAD). You can create different types of blocks in your program, such as organization blocks (OB), function blocks (FB), functions (FC), data blocks (DB) or system blocks ( 29c81ba772