How do you integrate an existing WinCC project into a STEP 7 project?

Configuration Notes:
The following WinCC components must be installed to be able to import a WinCC project into a STEP 7 project:

  • SIMATIC Device Drivers
  • Object Manager
  • AS-OS Engineering

These components are on the WinCC Installations CD (Fig. 01). Furthermore, WinCC and STEP 7 have to be installed on the same computer. By importing the WinCC project into a STEP 7 project you can use the existing compression tool (packer) for archiving the WinCC project.


Fig. 01

Instructions:
You have the following options for importing a previously separate WinCC project into your STEP 7 project:

1. Procedure for WinCC V6.0 SP4 and higher

No. Procedure
1 In the SIMATIC Manager you execute the menu command "Options > OS Import...".


Fig. 02

2 Press the button marked to open the selection window shown in Fig. 04.


Fig. 03

3 Select the Projectname.mcp file that you wish to import and press the "Open" button.


Fig. 04

4 Check the project path for the OS to be imported and press the "Import OS" button.


Fig. 05

Note:
More information on importing WinCC projects with the SIMATIC Manager is available in the WinCC Information System > Working with WinCC > The Integration of WinCC in SIMATIC Manger > Managing WinCC Projects and Objects with SIMATIC Manager > Importing a WinCC Project with SIMATIC Manager.

2. General procedure for all versions of WinCC

No. Procedure
1 Insert an Operator Station (OS) into your STEP 7 project.


Fig. 06

2 Change the name of the OS to the one in your WinCC project.


Fig.07

3 In the Windows Explorer, delete the WinCC project created in the STEP 7 project path, which is generated because of the newly created OS.
Sample project path:
C:\Programs\Siemens\Step7\EXAMPLES\exie\wincproj\'Name of the OS'
4 Now store the existing WinCC project in the STEP 7 project path using the Project Duplicator via the menu item "Save as...". You start the Project Duplicator in the Start menu under "Start > Simatic > WinCC > Tools".

Note:
More information on importing WinCC projects with the SIMATIC Manager is available in the WinCC Information System > Working with WinCC > The Integration of WinCC in SIMATIC Manger > Managing WinCC Projects and Objects with SIMATIC Manager > Importing a WinCC Project with SIMATIC Manager.

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