SIMATIC S7 project
Creating an S7 Project
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SINUMERIK 840Di Manual (HBI) – 06.03 Edition
The instructions regarding the configuration of PROFIBUS DP, which are pro-
vided in the following, are mainly limited to the special features with respect to
For details regarding the creation and editing of SIMATIC S7 projects, please
refer to the Documentation on SIMATIC Manager STEP7 or the corresponding
To configure PROFIBUS DP for equidistant communication between master and
slaves, an S7 project must be created.
The following definitions are made within the framework of this S7 project:
PROFIBUS addresses: DP master and DP slaves
Equidistant PROFIBUS DP cycle
A new S7 project is created in the SIMATIC Manager using the menu command
File > New Project.
Type a name you want to assign the project and click OK to confirm the dialog.
The Project window will appear where the structure of the S7 project is dis-
To insert the hardware into the S7 project, first a SIMATIC 300 station must be
chosen and pasted to the project:
– Position the cursor on the Project window
– Right mouse button Insert New Object > SIMATIC Station-300
Menu command Insert > Station > SIMATIC Station-300.
Open the station and start "HW Config" by double-clicking the hardware icon.
7 PROFIBUS DP Communication
7.3 SIMATIC S7 project