New device OPC UA for accessing S7-1200/1500 or PLCSIM Advanced via OPC UA: If real S7-1200/1500 CPUs with OPC UA server functionality are used, access can also be made via OPC UA. The same applies to PLCSIM Advanced. This connection type can be used if it offers advantages over the existing connection options to the S7-1200/1500.
See also: The OPC UA device or See also: Tutorial S7-1200/1500 via OPC UA
New device PLCSIM Advanced: A new device of the type PLCSIM Advanced can be created and connected with a instance of PLCSIM Advanced. The inputs can be read and the outputs will be written. Flags can be read or write.It is possible to communicate with more than one instance of PLCSIM Advanced inside one PLC-Lab project. PLCSIM Advanced V2.0 SP1 or higher is supported.
New info object "Text" implemented: This object shows a text with a transparent background and without a frame.
The symbol of an operand will show in the cross reference list, if existing.
Fixed a issue in the cross reference list: The sorting of the operands is now working correctly.
New conveying element "conveyer belt with guide rail" implemented. This element can be used for realizing conveying elements with curves.
Cylinder: The max. position of the piston rod is shown in the draw mode.
In draw-mode the center of geometry-, lamp-, switch-, limit-switch- and tube-objects is shown.
In draw-mode many objects are shown in a transparent view while moving the objects with the mouse. This feature makes it easier to place the objects.
The object types switch, lamp, geometry, limit-switch, label, slider, digital gauge and speedometer can be directly provided with operands via drag-and-drop from the symbol-table. To do that, you can drop the symbol directly on the object. If the object is a switch or a lamp, the symbol will also used for the text-label of the object.
The view of the symbol of the weld-joint is transparent, so the anchor-points are easier to place.
New properties "Limit switch changes collision group" and "New collision-group when collide" implemented. With these new properties the collision group of a object or a whole body can be changed, if a collision with a limit-switch is happened. The new collision group can be given as a constant or a variable value inside a operand.
New Conveying element "Conveyor belt" with special settings for realizing conveyor belts in the view from above or from the side. The conveyed objects act more realistic, for example if the conveyor belt stops. This new behavior is possible because of the new properties "Damping of the linear movement of the transported objects" and "Damping of the rotation movement of the transported objects".
New Conveying element "Airstream" with settings for accelerating or deflecting objects.
New property "Speed divisor" for conveying elements.
New properties "Damping of the linear movement" and "Damping of the rotation movement" for physics objects. With this properties, braking actions compareable with friction are possible. They are helpful for objects without gravity which were moved for example with cylinders.
Sliders can be set to an init value. This value is the first value when switching into the run mode.
New slider-property "Use last value in run for init value".
Increasing the tolerance when import symbols with not allowed chars from the TIA-Portal from Siemens.
New feature "smart guides" implemented. They will shown while moving an object with the mouse. They helping arranging the object relative to another object. They can be switched on and off inside the actions.
The window-button can also be configured as an physic object.