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Comparing Project Versions; Comparing Project Versions With Vxc; Hardware Update; Hardware Updates - Siemens PCS 7 Service Manual

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Ensuring Availability

3.3 Hardware update

Additional information
● Documentation relating to the image software used

Comparing project versions

Comparing project versions with VXC

Version Cross Manager (VXM)
The Version Cross Manager is a separate application you can order as an option. You use the
Version Cross Manager to compare two user programs for download-relevant differences
quickly and reliably. This allows you to detect whether changes have been made to the user
program, and what those changes are.
Comparison of
Changes to different project
versions in the user program
User programs based on
XML files
(for synchronizing process-
control project data with
planning data, for example)
Hardware update

Hardware updates

In this section, a hardware update refers to changing the firmware in SIMATIC modules.
Updating the firmware of a SIMATIC module is referred to as a "firmware update" in the
A firmware update includes the following:
Called with
CFC charts
In the Siemens SIMATIC programs
Start menu: STEP 7 > VXM -
SFC charts
Compare Versions
CFC charts
Version Cross Manager
SFC charts
● XML file generated with
File > Export....
● Compare XML files using File >
Compare With XML File....
Additional information
Configuration manual
Control System PCS 7;
Engineering System
Online help
Version Cross Manager
Online help
Version Cross Manager
Service support and diagnostics (V8.0)
Service Manual, 03/2012, A5E02779775-02


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