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STARTER V4.

4 SP1
SIEMENS

General conditions and function limitations, notes for configuration and operation

These notes take precedence over statements contained in other documents.


Because these notes contain important information for the installation and use of the software, please read them carefully.

STARTER V4.4 SP1


ARTS-Plus Brief Description Circumstances Possible work-around Affected DO Drive Family new since
RQ

S120 CU310-2 Cranes


G120 CU230P-2 BT

G120 CU240B-2

G120 CU240E-2

G120 CU250S-2
DCC SINAMICS

S120-ACDrive
DC Master

STARTER
ET200Pro

SCOUT
G110M

GM150
G120C

G120D

SM120

SM150
G120P

GL150

SL150
G120

G130

G150

S110

S120

S150
DCC-Editor_SINAMICS - DCC
AP01109925 Parameter values of DCC Parameter values of DCC parameters are lost during the In this case, the project must be - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X - - - X V2.1
parameters are lost during project export from STARTER V4.1.5 and the project import converted to the appropriate target
the project export from into STARTER V4.1.5. version (e.g. V4.2).
STARTER V4.1.5 and the
project import into STARTER
V4.1.5.
AP01129806 After converting and If a created project is converted to a higher STARTER In the event of an error, note the - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X V2.1
reconverting the project, version, the project then compiled with "Save and recompile names of the DCC charts that cannot
problems occur in SINAMICS all" and then reconverted again to the original STARTER be read and delete these
in conjunction with DCC version via "Save in old project format", SINAMICS subsequently. Then replace the
charts when uploading to the inconsistency is displayed after connection to the target noted names with the names of the
PG. device. No errors occur when loading to the PG, but a readable DCC charts and recompile.
further DCC chart is added for each DCC chart below the A download should then be
DO. The DCC chart can be read. performed.
AP01294745 Installation of an installable As of STARTER V4.2, installable libraries can be created Create a new installable library with X X - - X - - - - - - - X X X X - X - - X X - X X X V4.5
library created with from DCC libraries that can be installed irrespective of the STARTER V4.3 from the original
STARTER V4.2 is aborted STEP 7 project. In STARTER V4.3, the installation of an project or use a library exported from
with an error message. installable library created with STARTER V4.2 is aborted STARTER V4.2 in xml format.
with an error message. The library is visible after a certain
time, but cannot be used for all device types.
TFS315323 AddDCCUnit generates an When executing an external script, the Before AddDCCUnit, one of the two - X - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X V4.4
error message in an external "AddDCCUnit()" function issues the "SOM_NOT_MAPPED" methods
script or "TIMEOUT" error message. APP.Workbench.WBProject.Save()
or Device.Check() must be called to
save the project.
TFS366819 System error when inserting A system error occurs when copying and inserting Loosen the interconnections before X X - - X - - - - - - - X X X X - X - - X X - X X X V2.3 SP1
connected subplans connected subplans in the DCC editor: Programming error copying, or copy the connected
subplans together.
TFS379679 Move the DCC plans via The cross-plan interconnections get lost when moving the Do not move via Drag&Drop. The X X - - X - - - - - - - X X X X - X - - X X - X X X V2.3 SP1
Drag&Drop DCC plans via Drag&Drop. When moving several DCC DCC plans can be transferred to
plans simultaneously into another Starter project, the another Starter project via the
interconnections between the plans are deleted. context menu using Copy&Paste.
STARTER - General
AP00317285 A parallel online operation The simultaneous connection of two or more computers or --- - - - - - - - - - - - - X X X X - X - - X - X - - - V3.1
with several PCs and tools (AOP, STARTER) with a single drive device is not
STARTER is not permitted. prevented. This, however, can cause problems.
Consequently, a parallel online operation with multiple PCs
and STARTER is not permitted.

STARTER_V4.4_SP1_Restrictions -1- 18.05.2015


STARTER V4.4 SP1
SIEMENS

ARTS-Plus Brief Description Circumstances Possible work-around Affected DO Drive Family new since
RQ

S120 CU310-2 Cranes


G120 CU230P-2 BT

G120 CU240B-2

G120 CU240E-2

G120 CU250S-2
DCC SINAMICS

S120-ACDrive
DC Master

STARTER
ET200Pro

SCOUT
G110M

GM150
G120C

G120D

SM120

SM150
G120P

GL150

SL150
G120

G130

G150

S110

S120

S150
STARTER - General
AP00326235 Access level BOP and Access level BOP and Starter are coupled in the p0003 None - - - - X - - - - - - - X X X X - X - - X - - - X - V3.2
Starter are coupled in the parameter. There is no separate setting option.
p0003 parameter. There is
no separate setting option.
AP00457315 Consistency for shutdown of If the 24 V power supply is switched off for a component, The consistency display will be - - - - - - - - - - - - X X X X - X - - X - X - - - V4.1
the 24 V power supply. although the drive shows an error message, the STARTER updated automatically after going
remains consistent. offline or online.
AP01089398 Opening projects that have Opening projects that have been created in STEP 7 incl. Install the missing option packages. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X V4.2
been created in STEP 7 incl. Drive ES results in errors in STARTER stand-alone. Projects that have been created in
Drive ES results in errors in higher-order engineering
STARTER stand-alone. environments can only be processed
further in these environments.
AP01404727 When saving data to the When saving data to the memory card, an error message is This error message can be ignored - - X - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - V4.3 SP2
memory card, an error output although the data has been written. as the data has been written to the
message is output although memory card.
the data has been written.
STARTER - Drive wizard
AP00952619 The power supply of the The internal encoder evaluation returns 15 V as supply No workaround required. The 5 V / X - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - V4.1 SP5
SINAMICS DCM for voltage and not 24 V as specified in the STARTER dialog 24 V selection option has no effect. HF3
incremental encoders box. The voltage is below the HTL level specification (high
TTL/HTL is 15 V and not 24 level = 13.5 V to 30 V). Commercially available incremental
V as shown in the encoder encoders TTL/HTL can therefore be operated without
dialog box of STARTER. problem.
TFS331173 Configuration/selection of 1PH8 motors with brake are not offered for selection in the You must always select the same - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X V4.4
1PH8 motors with brake Starter drive wizard. motor without brake (8th digit of the
MLFB): On induction motors with
MLFB 1PH8xxx-3xxx, you must
select 1PH8xxx-1xxx. On induction
motors with MLFB 1PH8xxx-4xxx,
you must select 1PH8xxx-2xxx.
Further, you must manually adjust
the following parameters via the
expert list: - Permissible maximum
motor speed with existing holding
brake (p1082) - engagement and
disengagement times of the holding
brake (p1216, p1217) - consider the
moment of inertia of the holding
brake (additionally to p341 or
p1498). The corresponding values
are stored for the specific types in
the Configuration Manual for 1PH8
motors (Chapter holding brakes).
Note: If the brake moment of inertia
shall be considered via p341, the
motor must be subsequently
registered as p300 = 1 ("induction
motor (rotary))".
TFS39453 Under certain circumstances, Without the horizontal scrollbar, you cannot view all If this problem occurs, it can be X - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - V4.3 SP2
the horizontal scrollbar may information in the mask. solved by restarting the wizards.
be missing in the wizard
screen “Drive- Additional
data”.

STARTER_V4.4_SP1_Restrictions -2- 18.05.2015


STARTER V4.4 SP1
SIEMENS

ARTS-Plus Brief Description Circumstances Possible work-around Affected DO Drive Family new since
RQ

S120 CU310-2 Cranes


G120 CU230P-2 BT

G120 CU240B-2

G120 CU240E-2

G120 CU250S-2
DCC SINAMICS

S120-ACDrive
DC Master

STARTER
ET200Pro

SCOUT
G110M

GM150
G120C

G120D

SM120

SM150
G120P

GL150

SL150
G120

G130

G150

S110

S120

S150
STARTER - Unit switchover
AP00422169 Incorrect display of the units After changing the units in the expert list (online), the display The units must be changed offline. A X - X X - X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X V4.1
in STARTER in the "Units" column is not updated download must then be performed.
AP00429757 Unit switchover (SINAMICS) The unit system cannot be changed via the expert list, The unit system can be changed - - - - - - - - - - - - X X X X - X - - X - X - - - V4.1
via the expert list. neither offline nor online. offline for every drive object on the
Configuration -> Units page.
STARTER - General communication
AP01423965 Telegrams 700 (SIC) and Telegrams 700 (SIC) and 701 (SIC) cannot be configured in Use PROFIBUS GSD or PROFINET - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X V4.3 SP2
701 (SIC) cannot be the HW Config via SlaveOM and DeviceOM. GSD.
configured in the HW Config
via SlaveOM and DeviceOM.
STARTER - USB communication
AP01284217 No active node in accessible After disconnecting and connecting USB-capable devices In the "Device Manager / Universal - - - - X - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X - - - X V4.3 SP1
nodes via USB several times, it can happen that no node is detected. Serial Bus Controllers", deactivate
the appropriate "USB Enhanced
Host Controller" and then activate it
shortly afterwards, or restart the PC.
AP01290822 With a G120 of version V4.4, If the G120 is connected via USB and a comparison is The G120 must then be restarted - - - - X - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X V4.3 SP1
the USB connection may initiated, the connection may be terminated. It may then no (Power off/on) in order to go online
hang up during a longer be possible to go online with the G120 via USB. again.
comparison.
AP01455984 It is not possible to go online No nodes are found with Accessible nodes if the device is Do not use a USB hub, connect the - - - - X - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X - - - X V4.3 SP2
via a USB hub. connected via a USB hub. device directly.
STARTER - Safety Integrated
AP01228678 With a CUA31 HW version C With a CUA31 HW version C or less, safety functions of the Use a CUA31 with a HW version - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X - - - - - - - - V4.3
or less, safety functions of V4.5 firmware can be configured in STARTER, but not used. greater than C.
the V4.5 firmware can be
configured in STARTER, but
not used.
STARTER - Data set changeover
AP01233964 Drive data sets (DDS) are Drive data sets (DDS) can be activated online via P180, but Change parameter P180 and then X - - - X - - - - - - - X X X X - X - X X - X X - X V4.3
not displayed if they are they are not displayed in the screen forms or in the expert load the project to the PG. This
activated online via P180. list. updates the "Online view" and the
indices of the drive data sets are
If DDS >1 is activated in the device (via P180=3), then the displayed.
indices are not displayed in the expert list for DDS
parameters in STARTER.
STARTER - Download
AP01360252 During a download, During a download, supplementary data (user data) is not None X - X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X V4.3 SP1
supplementary data (user loaded to the target system. This also applies to the storage HF2
data) is not loaded to the of data on the CompactFlash card. This data is therefore not
target system. This also stored on the CompactFlash card and is not displayed in
applies to the storage of data STARTER (e.g. in the Comparison dialog box).
on the CompactFlash card.
AP01374022 During a download, During a download, supplementary data (user data) is not None - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X V4.3 SP2
supplementary data (user loaded to the target system. Accordingly, the supplementary
data) is not loaded to the data is also not displayed in STARTER (e.g. in the
target system. Comparison dialog box).

STARTER_V4.4_SP1_Restrictions -3- 18.05.2015


STARTER V4.4 SP1
SIEMENS

ARTS-Plus Brief Description Circumstances Possible work-around Affected DO Drive Family new since
RQ

S120 CU310-2 Cranes


G120 CU230P-2 BT

G120 CU240B-2

G120 CU240E-2

G120 CU250S-2
DCC SINAMICS

S120-ACDrive
DC Master

STARTER
ET200Pro

SCOUT
G110M

GM150
G120C

G120D

SM120

SM150
G120P

GL150

SL150
G120

G130

G150

S110

S120

S150
STARTER - STEP 7 integration
TFS40695 No prompt that the program If an S120 configured on the PROFINET IO system is None - - - - - - - - - - - - X X X X - X - - X X X - X X V4.3 SP2
under the drive will be deleted in the HW Config via DeviceOM, there is no prompt
deleted. whether the associated program should also be deleted.
The program can therefore be lost.
STARTER - Topology
TFS47999 Error message during the Error message during the automatic commissioning with It is not permitted to configure - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X - - - - - - - X
automatic commissioning several ALMs on one CU several separately functioning ALMs
with several ALMs on one on one infeed. Several ALMs can
CU only be configured in parallel
operation on one CU.
STARTER - Closed-loop control
AP00455745 Automatic controller STARTER up to V4.1.2: The automatic controller setting for If the automatic controller setting Servo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X - - X - - - - - V4.1
optimization for servo. servo has not been released. does not provide satisfactory results,
a manual setting of the controllers
STARTER as of V4.1.2: The automatic controller setting for and filters can be made.
servo may not provide the best possible settings in all
cases. This applies especially to the placing of bandstop
filters.
STARTER - Upgrade
AP01133383 After converting a project After converting a project created with SIMOTION SCOUT, The message windows which open - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X - - - X V4.2
created with SIMOTION it may be that STARTER can no longer be operated. During after the conversion are not visible.
SCOUT, it may be that conversion, STEP 7 messages are output in the background They must be brought to the
STARTER can no longer be that the user does not see. foreground with ALT +TAB.
operated. STARTER can only be operated
after these messages have been
acknowledged.
STARTER_OH - Print
AP01022389 When printing out entire When printing out entire chapters with sections in the help, Only print individual topics and avoid - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X - - - X V4.2
chapters with sections in the the STARTER cannot be operated for some time because of printing large chapters.
help, the STARTER cannot the large data volume.
be operated for some time
because of the large data
volume.
STARTER_OH - Drive integration
AP00343894 Browsing in the online help In the online help for drive parameters, the following cross A manual search using the Index or Screen forms - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X - - - X V3.2
for the parameter and fault references ('see also' or 'further information') are available Search is currently possible.
list (SINAMICS) for a fault or alarm under 'Dependency'. Currently, direct
access to the specified alarm or parameter number is not
possible.
DCBLib_SINAMICS_RT - DCC
AP00454790 r21002 & r21003 are not r21002 & r21003 are not updated offline (expert list). The parameters r21002 & r21003 X X - - - - - - - - - - X X X X - X X X X X X X X X V4.3
updated offline. can be determined in the "Set
Execution Group" dialog box. The
value of r21002 corresponds to
p115[0], r21003 corresponds to
r7901[15]

STARTER_V4.4_SP1_Restrictions -4- 18.05.2015


STARTER V4.4 SP1
SIEMENS

ARTS-Plus Brief Description Circumstances Possible work-around Affected DO Drive Family new since
RQ

S120 CU310-2 Cranes


G120 CU230P-2 BT

G120 CU240B-2

G120 CU240E-2

G120 CU250S-2
DCC SINAMICS

S120-ACDrive
DC Master

STARTER
ET200Pro

SCOUT
G110M

GM150
G120C

G120D

SM120

SM150
G120P

GL150

SL150
G120

G130

G150

S110

S120

S150
DCBLib_SINAMICS_RT - DCC
AP01270927 If the block RGJ is operated If the RGJ block is operated with RQN=1 (smoothing on) In order to prevent that the output - X - - - - - - - - - - X X X X - X X X X - X X X - V4.5
with RQN=1 (smoothing on) and CF=1 (output follows input), jumps in the input variable value of the RGJ does not ramp-up
and CF=1 (output follows X can sporadically cause output Y to oscillate above the without any limits, ONLY the limited
input) for jumps in the input limits LL and LU until the input variable is changed again. output YL may be used to
variable X, sporadically it can Therefore, only output signal YL should be used to interconnect the setpoint. The limits
occur that output Y oscillates interconnect the signal, and limits LL and LU must be set to LL and LU must be set to the
above the limits LL and LU the mechanical values permissible for the particular drive mechanically permissible values for
until the input variable is train. The speed limits in the drive must also be the drive train. The speed limits in
changed again. parameterized so that the limits of the mechanical system the drive must also be parameterized
can never be exceeded. so that the limits of the mechanical
system can never be exceeded.
SSP_SINAMICS - PROFINET communication
AP01471141 If Shared device telegram 31 If Shared device telegram 31 is selected on an S7-F CPU, None. In this case, telegram 31 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X - - - X V4.6
is selected on an S7-F CPU, the telegram length is changed. This corresponds to cannot be used.
the telegram length is telegram 30.
changed. This corresponds
to telegram 30.

STARTER_V4.4_SP1_Restrictions -5- 18.05.2015