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8/2 Application
8/2 Graphical user interface
8/3 Central device operation
8/4 Communication
8/4 Device Description Language
8/4 Access privileges
8/5 Technical data
8/5 Ordering data

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Application, graphical user interface Software

7 Parameter view (Fig. 8/3)

■ Application The parameters of a selected process device can be dis-
played, modified and saved here. Communication to the
SIMATIC PDM (Process Device Manager) is a uniform, cross- device is also established here. This parameter display is
vendor tool for configuring, parameterizing, commissioning and started by double clicking a process device in one of the other
diagnostics of intelligent field devices and components. views.
SIMATIC PDM allows a wide variety of process devices to be
configured using one software system and one uniform graphi- The design of the graphical user interface is based on
cal user interface. This results in reliability, and significantly DIN V 19 259 or IEC.
saves costs for investment and staff training, as well as follow-up The devices with different communication interfaces are dis-
costs. played homogeneously and user-friendly within the graphical
SIMATIC PDM can be used in two manners: user interface. The main attention is paid to efficiency.
7 Independent of system suppliers on a personal computer or
programming device with the Windows 95/98, NT, 2000 or ME
operating system
7 With an option as an integral tool in STEP 7, the SIMATIC S7
configuring and programming tool. In this manner, SIMATIC
PDM is also integrated into the SIMATIC PCS 7 process con-
trol system.
7 With the routing function, SIMATIC PDM permits access from
a central engineering station to all field devices with commu-
nications capability in the plant. This is possible for field
devices with PROFIBUS-PA or HART communication as well
as for PROFIBUS-DP devices such as SIPART controllers or
SIMOCODE motor protection and control devices.
The display of device parameters and functions is uniform for all
supported process devices and independent of their communi-
cation link, e.g. via PROFIBUS-DP, PROFIBUS-PA or the HART
protocol. The main functions of SIMATIC PDM are Fig. 8/1 STEP 7 view using HW-Config
• adjustment and modification of device parameters,
• comparison of reference and actual parameters,
• plausibility testing of inputs,
• display of diagnostics information,
• management of parameterization data, and
• commissioning functions for process devices, such as mea-
suring circuit tests with the simulation of measured values.
SIMATIC PDM additionally permits process monitoring with dis-
play of selected values, alarms and status signals of the device
on the screen, for example trend curves and echo curves.

■ Graphical user interface

The SIMATIC PDM graphical user interface is designed accord-
ing to the standard guidelines of Microsoft Windows and com-
plies with the requirements of the VDI/VDE GMA 2187
guidelines. Menu structures and toolbars are used as is an
Explorer view which simplifies navigation between parameter
groups (Fig. 8/3). Even complex devices with several hundred
parameters can thus be processed clearly and rapidly.
8 The user interface supports several views: Fig. 8/2 Process device network view and plant view
7 STEP 7 view (Fig. 8/1)
Process devices are configured using HW-Config within
STEP 7 and displayed graphically or as a table.
7 Process device network view (Fig. 8/2, top)
The hierarchical structure of networks, communication com-
ponents, down to the process devices is configured here.
Configuring data can be imported from there when integrating
in STEP 7; multiple inputs are thus prevented.
7 Process device plant view (Fig. 8/2, bottom)
The devices configured in HW-Config or in the process device
network view are also automatically imported into the process
device plant view with their measuring point tag. This view
permits direct access to a process device using the tag, with-
out having to consider the connection paths or the communi-
cation design.

Fig. 8/3 Parameter view

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Central device operation

Fig. 8/4 Communication in an automation solution with SIMATIC PDM

■ Central device operation Devices can be connected in different manners at the field level:
PROFIBUS-PA devices to DP/PA coupler and DP/PA link or
Fig. 8/4 shows a summary of the possible connection points of
SIMATIC PDM (version V5) in a plant. The SIMATIC PDM icon HART devices to the HART analog input/output modules of the
shows wherever SIMATIC PDM can be connected. ET 200M/IS. HART devices can also be connected to conven-
tional analog input/output modules.
With SIMATIC PDM V5 you can use the so-called Routing for the A HART multiplexer is shown on the right in Fig. 8/4 via which all
first time. Routing permits uniform communication from a central connected HART devices can be reached.
engineering station up to the process devices. Reconnection of
the PC’s DP interface to the respective DP segment is superflu- The SIPART DR controllers and the SIMOCODE are shown as
ous, and thus a possible source of error is eliminated. representatives for PROFIBUS-DP devices.
Data collection times are eliminated, the device data are avail- The PROFIBUS-DP is connected here to a SIMATIC S7-400
able directly online. In particular, the diagnostics data of the automation system. Several DP segments can be connected to
devices are available immediately. This decisively increases the the S7-400. Further SIMATIC S7-400 systems can be connected
plant safety, and the costs for data collection are significantly
reduced. Customer experience shows that approx. 100 measur-
to the plant bus. 8
ing circuit tests can then be carried out per day by one person.
The PCs/programming devices on which SIMATIC PDM is to be
installed are connected to the plant bus. This is either an ES
engineering station or an engineering console with SIMATIC
PDM. Common operations on a project database using different
PCs/programming devices are possible via a LAN.

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Device Description language, Acces privileges

■ Communication
SIMATIC PDM supports several communication protocols and
components for communication with the following devices:
7 Devices with PROFIBUS-DP interface
These are connected directly to PROFIBUS-DP. An example
is the SIPART DR21 compact controller.
7 Devices with PROFIBUS-PA interface, e.g. the SITRANS P
7 Remote I/O stations such as e.g. the ET 200M/IS
■ Device Description Language
The PROFIBUS-PA devices supported by SIMATIC PDM are SIMATIC PDM supports all field devices according to the profile
connected via a DP/PA link or DP/PA coupler to the descriptions of PROFIBUS International (PNO).
PROFIBUS-DP segment. Process devices from Siemens are being continuously inte-
The integrated PROFIBUS-PA devices can be parameterized, grated into SIMATIC PDM. Other vendors are also continuously
as well as all PROFIBUS-PA devices complying with the pro- integrating their devices into SIMATIC PDM.
file: You can find a current list of all supported devices on the Inter-
•Pressure and temperature net:
•Level and flow
A total of approx. 800 devices and components can already be
•Discrete I/Os used with SIMATIC PDM.
•Analyzers (only PA profile version 3.0)
The Device Description Language (HART-DDL) can be used to
7 Devices with HART interface parameterize HART devices. This language is a guideline of the
These devices can be connected in different manners: HCF (Hart Communication Foundation); it is standardized, multi-
•Via the SIMATIC ET 200M/IS distributed I/O system with the vendor, and very widely used. The PROFIBUS devices are
HART modules described using the Electronic Device Description Language
•Via a HART modem with which a point-to-point connection is (EDDL). SIMATIC PDM automatically checks its graphical user
established between the PC or engineering station and the interface using these descriptions.
HART device
•Via multiplexers which pass on the telegrams transparent to ■ Access privileges
the HART devices. SIMATIC PDM supports two different groups of users: special-
In addition to the fully integrated HART-capable devices, almost ists and maintenance engineers. The maintenance engineer can
all HART devices are also parameterizable. modify the operating data, the specialist can access all param-
7 Controllers with serial SIPART DR communication via RS 232 / eters and functions.
RS 485. A password can be assigned as required as access protection
The SIPART DR19, DR21 and DR22 controllers can also be for specialists.
parameterized via the so-called SIPART DR network.
A summary of the possible connection points of SIMATIC PDM
in a plant is shown in Fig. 8/4.

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Technical data, ordering data

■ Technical data
Task Parameterization, commissioning and diagnostics of process devices and components with PROFIBUS-DP,
PROFIBUS-PA, HART and SIPART DR communication
Required hardware Personal computer / programming device with Pentium processor and 32 Mbyte RAM
(recommended: 64 Mbyte or more)
Operating system Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000
with integration in STEP 7: STEP 7 version 5
SIMATIC PDM memory require- Approx. 110 Mbyte, plus 70 Mbyte for SIMATIC PDM without option "Integration in STEP 7"
Industrial Ethernet connection or Communications processor CP 1411 On request
TCP/IP connection (interface card CP 1613 1) 6GK1 161-3AA00
for PC)
PROFIBUS-DP connection
• For PG 720/740/760 Built-in MPI interface or Ethernet interface
programming device
• For personal computer Communications processor CP 55112) On request
CP 56112) 6GK1 561-1AA00
Gateway from PROFIBUS-DP DP/PA coupler Ex version 6ES7 157-0AD81-0XA0
to PROFIBUS-PA Non-Ex version 6ES7 157-0AC80-0XA0
IM 157 (interface module for DP/PA link) 6ES7 157-0AA81-0XA0
Gateway from PROFIBUS-DP IM 153-2 interface module 6ES7 153-2AA02-0XB0
to HART HART analog input module 6ES7 331-7TB00-0AB0
HART analog output module 6ES7 332-5TB00-0AB0
HART point-to-point connection Via HART modem 7MF4 997-1DA

1) The required drivers are included in the delivery of the communications processor
2) The required drivers are included in the delivery of SIMATIC PDM and in STEP 7

■ Ordering data Order No. Order No.

PDM Starter Package V5.2 for } 6ES7 658-3PX05-0YC0 • Communication via standard HART mul- } 6ES7 658-3EX00-2XD0
SIMATIC PCS 7 tiplexer
Preferred variant for SIMATIC PCS 7 with: (required if HART devices are to be ac-
- SIMATIC PDM basic software cessed via a HART multiplexer)
- Integration in STEP 7 / PCS 7
- Routing via S7-400 TAG-Option(s) for SIMATIC PDM V5.2
- 128 TAGs 1) • up to 128 TAGs 1) 6ES7 658-3XA00-2XD0
SIMATIC PDM } 6ES7 658-3AX05-0YC0 • up to 512 TAGs 1) 6ES7 658-3XB00-2XD0
Basic software V5.2 2) • up to 1.024 TAGs 1) 6ES7 658-3XC00-2XD0
Basis software for operation and parame- • up to 2.048 TAGs 1) 6ES7 658-3XD00-2XD0
trization of process devices and compo- • TAGs unlimited 1) 6ES7 658-3XH00-2XD0
nents incl.
- communication via HART modem, • PowerPack to change from
- communication via RS 232,
- communication via PROFIBUS-DP/PA
- 4 TAGs 1)
- 128 TAGs to 512 TAGs
- 512 TAGs to 1024 TAGs
6ES7 658-3XB05-2XD5
6ES7 658-3XC05-2XD5 8
- PDM Documentation
- 1024 TAGs to 2048 TAGs 6ES7 658-3XD05-2XD5
SIMATIC PDM } 6ES7 658-3AX05-0YC3 - 2048 TAGs to TAGs unlimited 6ES7 658-3XH05-2XD5
Update V5.1 to V5.2 2)
The Update becomes effective for the
PDM basic software, together with all SIMATIC PDM V5.2 for demonstration
combinations of PDM optional packages purposes
and the Starter Package. SIMATIC PDM Demo Version V5.2 6ES7 658-3GX05-0YC8
runs for 60 days without restriction.
Option(s) for SIMATIC PDM V5.2
SIMATIC PDM Evaluation Version 6ES7 658-3GA05-0YC0
to extend the SIMATIC PDM V5.2 basic
(2 licences) V5.2
only for internal use, not allowed for use in
• Integration in STEP 7 / SIMATIC PCS 7 } 6ES7 658-3BX00-2XD0 customer systems
(required if the integration of SIMATIC
PDM in HW Config is to be used) 1) A TAG is normally a terminal device such as a measuring transducer,
• Routing via S7-400 } 6ES7 658-3CX00-2XD0 e.g. SITRANS P.
(required if devices connected to the 2) Starting with version 5.2 the SIMATIC PDM basic software will only
PROFIBUS of an S7-400 are to be ac- support 4 TAGs. In the case of projects with more than four TAGs, one
cessed from a central Engineering work- of the available TAG options should be ordered.
ing station via the system bus.)

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