How to Download and Install SIMATIC WinCC Explorer for Free
SIMATIC WinCC Explorer is a software tool that allows you to create and configure process visualization projects for the SCADA system SIMATIC WinCC V7. With SIMATIC WinCC Explorer, you can benefit from an innovative, scalable and open system that offers complete functionality for all industries and features optimum openness.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install SIMATIC WinCC Explorer for free. You will need a valid license key to activate the software after installation.
Step 1: Download SIMATIC WinCC V7 Basic Software
The first step is to download the SIMATIC WinCC V7 basic software package from the Siemens website. You can choose between different versions and power tags depending on your needs. Power tags are data points that are connected to the controller or other data sources and can be displayed and operated in Runtime.
For example, if you want to download the SIMATIC WinCC V7.5 SP1 RC complete package with 128 power tags, you can use the following link:
SIMATIC WinCC V7 | SIMATIC SCADA Systems | Siemens Global
Then, scroll down to the section "Software/Licenses" and click on "SIMATIC WinCC V7.5 SP1 RC complete packages - Software and License Key for download". You will see a list of article numbers for different power tags. Click on the article number 6AV6381-2BM07-5AH0 for 128 power tags and follow the instructions to download the software.
Step 2: Install SIMATIC WinCC V7 Basic Software
The second step is to install the SIMATIC WinCC V7 basic software package on your computer. You will need a DVD drive or a USB stick to transfer the downloaded files to your computer. Follow these steps to install the software:
Insert the DVD or USB stick into your computer and run the setup.exe file.
Follow the instructions of the installation wizard and accept the license agreement.
Select the components you want to install. You will need to install at least the following components: SIMATIC WinCC V7.5 SP1 RC, SIMATIC WinCC V7.5 SP1 RC Client, SIMATIC WinCC V7.5 SP1 RT Client.
Specify the installation path and click Next.
Wait for the installation to complete and click Finish.
Step 3: Activate SIMATIC WinCC Explorer
The third step is to activate SIMATIC WinCC Explorer with your license key. You will need an internet connection and a valid license key to activate the software. Follow these steps to activate SIMATIC WinCC Explorer:
Run SIMATIC WinCC Explorer from your Start menu or desktop shortcut.
Click on Help > License Management.
Select License Keys > Install License Key.
Browse to the location where you saved your license key file and select it.
Click Open and then OK.
Restart SIMATIC WinCC Explorer to apply the changes.
Congratulations! You have successfully downloaded and installed SIMATIC WinCC Explorer for free. You can now create and configure your own process visualization projects with this powerful tool. 061ffe29dd