How to Download and Install SIMATIC STEP 7 Professional V12
SIMATIC STEP 7 Professional V12 is a software package for programming and configuring Siemens PLCs. It is part of the TIA Portal, an integrated engineering framework that also includes other software products such as WinCC, Startdrive, and Safety. With SIMATIC STEP 7 Professional V12, you can create and edit projects for various PLC models, such as S7-1200, S7-1500, S7-300, S7-400, and S7-1500T.
If you want to try out SIMATIC STEP 7 Professional V12 before buying it, you can download a trial version that is valid for 21 days. The trial version includes the Service Pack 1 and the PLCSIM simulation tool. Here are the steps to download and install SIMATIC STEP 7 Professional V12 on your computer:
Go to the Siemens Industry Online Support website and search for \"SIMATIC STEP 7 V12 Trial Download (incl. SP1 and PLCSIM)\"[^1^] [^2^]. You can also find the link in the references section below.
Log in with your Siemens account or register for free if you don't have one.
Download the ZIP file that contains the setup files for SIMATIC STEP 7 Professional V12. The file size is about 6 GB, so it may take some time depending on your internet speed.
Extract the ZIP file to a folder on your computer.
Run the \"Setup.exe\" file from the extracted folder and follow the instructions on the screen. You may need to install some prerequisites, such as .NET Framework or SQL Server, before installing SIMATIC STEP 7 Professional V12.
When the installation is complete, you can launch SIMATIC STEP 7 Professional V12 from the Start menu or the desktop shortcut.
To activate the trial license, go to \"Help > License Management\" and click on \"Activate Trial License\". You will need an internet connection for this step.
You can now use SIMATIC STEP 7 Professional V12 for 21 days. You can create and edit projects, simulate PLC programs with PLCSIM, and connect to real PLCs with a USB or Ethernet cable.
If you want to buy a full license for SIMATIC STEP 7 Professional V12 after the trial period expires, you can contact your local Siemens sales partner or visit the Siemens Industry Mall website. You can also upgrade to a newer version of SIMATIC STEP 7 Professional, such as V13 or V14, which have more features and support more PLC models.
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[^1^]: SIMATIC STEP 7 V12 Trial Download (incl. SP1 and PLCSIM) - ID: 77317911 - Industry Support Siemens
[^2^]: SIMATIC STEP 7 V12 Trial Download (incl. SP1 and PLCSIM) - ID: 77317911 - Industry Support Siemens 061ffe29dd