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FIT & SFC Releases 2018

Shop Floor Connect for Teamcenter Release 2018.4 - November 2018

 

The new Shop Floor Connect for Teamcenter version 2018.4 is released and now available. Please look below for the enhancements and changes of the different modules.

The release is available for all customers with maintenance agreement and access to our Customer Information Center (CIC) for download (please create a release activity).

Customers who do not have access to our CIC platform and want to download the software over CIC have to require access over the following link. Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want the release on a data medium. Direct Siemens PLM Software customers can get the release from the GTAC download area.
This Shop Floor Connect Release 2018.4 supports all Teamcenter UA versions from 9.x up to the actual version Teamcenter 12.x.

Urgent Service note

  • DNC Connect only supports the actual NX versions who are under maintenance from Siemens.
  • For customers who want to update on the Teamcenter 11.3 version or higher: From TC 11.3 and on, a new license verification will be done upon the creation of manufacturing objects like MEProcess, MEOP, MEWorkArea and their sub-types (including custom types). This check will be done on server side per Teamcenter policy and to ensure license verification. It will use two new feature keys: 1) mfg_planning_lite for verifying MEProcess, MEOP and their sub-types 2) mfg_plant_author for verifying MEWorkArea and its sub-types.
    This new license check will be done in addition to other license verification that exists today. If you don't find them in your Teamcenter 11.3 or higher license key please get in contact with Siemens PLM.


Shop Floor Connect /DNC Connect / 3rd Party Integration / API

Enhancements

  • WebClient: Additional messages are written to SFC-WebClient.log.txt when a transfer is started.
  • ActiveDNC: It's now possible to skip login page if auto login is configured.
  • ActiveDNC: The configured workflows for an ItemRevision or Dataset can now be started.
  • ActiveDNC: Added edit file functionality using external editors.
  • ActiveDNC: Add blog functionality.
  • ActiveDNC supports now TCSS (Teamcenter SSO/PKI).
  • Added support for Teamcenter 12.x.
  • New API function: SFC_WF_GetWorkflowTemplates_20184
  • New API function: SFC_DataManagement_UpdateDataset_20184
  • New API function: SFC_DataManagement_RefreshElement_20184

Bugfixes/Changes

  • ActiveDNC: New configuration property "SFC.Timeout.DataRead"
  • Fixed an issue in Blog creation where a new created dataset was not found in the same Teamcenter session (refresh).
  • Failover: The search criteria of the configured workplace (Sync.ExportWorkplace) were not evaluated up to now, instead the standard configuration was always used.
  • Fixed an issue where the configured info mail hasn't been sent when SFC switches into failover mode.
  • Additional log messages when importing the standard configuration (DNC-Setup folder).


MI-Server

Enhancements

  • Update Apache Tomcat to version 8.5.34.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Mazak COMServer ISO transmission: The serial configuration parameter "Wait for Xon" is now correctly evaluated. The previous key "WaitOnXonBeforeSending" in mi_server.ini does not have to be set anymore - but will still be evaluated.
  • Connection via W&T COMServer: When the MI is starting, the start process now interrupts if the connection to the control port (e.g. 9094) is not possible. For the MI to start, the connection to the control and data port must be possible.
  • Fixed an issue regarding the log file "mi_log.txt" which was not written on Linux platforms after the last Apache Tomcat update.


Subject to change without notice!

 

FIT Release 2018.4 - October 2018


The new FIT Release 2018.4 is now available and released for Microsoft Windows platform. Please look below for the enhancements and changes of the different modules.

The release is available for all customers with maintenance agreement and access to our Customer Information Center (CIC) for download (please create a release activity). All customers who have no access to our CIC platform and want to download the software over CIC have to require access over the following link. Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want the release on a data medium.

The FIT modules as well as all additional modules are released for the Microsoft operating system Windows 2012 and 2016 Server as well Windows 8 and 10. We support also the databases Microsoft SQL Server 2014, 2016, 2017 and Oracle 12c.


FIT-Server

Bugfixes/Changes

  • If a lot of time data was created at the same time, SQL Server occasionally encountered errors that prevented all records from being created correctly. This problem has been fixed.


FIT-MI-Server

Enhancements

  • When logging transmissions in the time data, additional file number and file name can now be transferred to the data set.
  • Update of Apache Tomcat to version 8.5.34

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Mazak COMServer ISO transmission: The serial configuration parameter "Wait for Xon" is now correctly evaluated. The previous key "WaitOnXonBeforeSending" in mi_server.ini no longer has to be set - but will still be evaluated.
  • Connection via W&T COMServer: When the MI is started, the start process now aborts if the connection to the control port (e.g. 9094) is not possible. For the MI to start, the connection to the control and data port must be possible.
  • Under Linux no mi_log.txt has been written since the last Apache Tomcat update. This bug has been fixed.


FIT-HI-Server

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Occasional java.util.ConcurrentModificationException errors occurred during Web service calls. This problem has been fixed.


FIT-HI-WebMenu

Enhancements

  • The shop papers can now be printed as reprints from the order data using a template.
  • If no setting has been made in the configuration files for the maximum number of data records displayed in Excel, this is set to 20 000. If more data records are found, the process is terminated with a corresponding message.
  • In the "Personnel time recording" module, the "Business trip" absence can now also be created without the shift model default time (e.g. on weekends). In this case no button for saving will be displayed in Excel.
  • In the evaluation, the start and end of work as well as the rounded values for start and end of work are now displayed in "Calculation variant B".
  • The automatically calculated fields (setup time, running time, disturbance time) can now also be can be logged as well.
  • The performance of the representation of data in ExcelLive has been improved.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • In V2018.3 the search in the files did not work anymore. This problem has been fixed.
  • Errors occurred when creating new work center records as copies of existing ones from the search result.
    This has been fixed.


FIT-HI-DNC

Enhancements

  • It is now possible to select all NC programs offered for selection after entering search criteria via a collection tick for transmission to the machine.
  • The version integrated in Apache Tomcat is now used as the database connection pool.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Problems with the selection of the files during confirmation and display problems (scaling) with the S840D are solved.
  • Performance problems in the FIT-MI administration and in FIT-HI-DNC have been fixed.
  • As of V2018.3, the transfer to the machine failed during transfer if the old configuration parameter "PartRecordMethod" was used instead of the new parameter "Filename" in the configuration file FilenameBuilder.properties to generate the file name. The group/number of a workplace via the FIT-MI-Administration didn't work correctly.


FIT-HI-MES

Enhancements

  • The employee pictures when logging on/off in PZE and the pictures of the logged on employees in the Assembly mode are now displayed in round (oval) form.
  • When terminating an interruption in the assembly operating mode, workplace-related malfunctions can now be reported with the reason for the malfunction and a comment.
  • Performance has been improved for postings in Assembly mode, especially for postings in Navision.
  • In the Assembly mode of operation, it is now also possible to report activities that are not order-related.
  • When entering the number of pieces on the pallet when requesting orders, an error message now appears if the configured maximum number of pieces is exceeded.
  • It is now configurable whether only the order comments or also the operation comments should be read out when reading comments from Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Thus the access can be optimized if necessary.
  • For orders, it can now be displayed whether a corresponding released part data record is available. In the function key configuration it can be set that a key can only be switched on if the associated part data set has been released.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • In pre-releases of the 2018.4 release, the D-buttons for displaying documents from Navision were no longer displayed in the main view of the assembly mode. This problem has been fixed.
  • Under certain circumstances, multiple postings of quantities could occur during order completion in Assembly mode. This problem has been fixed.
  • Sometimes FIT-HI-MES could not be terminated properly. This meant that the FIT-Tomcat service could not be stopped normally but could only be stopped by firing the FIT-Tomcat5.exe process. This has been fixed.


FIT-HI-Analyze

Enhancements

  • The display can now be restricted so that only certain workstations are displayed depending on the user who is logged in.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • On some systems, database deadlocks were not handled correctly. This problem has been fixed.

Subject to change without notice!

 

Shop Floor Connect for Teamcenter Release 2018.3 - August 2018


The new Shop Floor Connect for Teamcenter version 2018.3 is released and now available. Please look below for the enhancements and changes of the different modules.

The release is available for all customers with maintenance agreement and access to our Customer Information Center (CIC) for download (please create a release activity).

Customers who do not have access to our CIC platform and want to download the software over CIC have to require access over the following link. Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want the release on a data medium. Direct Siemens PLM Software customers can get the release from the GTAC download area.

This Shop Floor Connect Release 2018.3 supports all Teamcenter UA versions from 9.x up to the actual version Teamcenter 11.x.

Urgent Service notes

  • DNC Connect only supports the actual NX versions who are under maintenance from Siemens.
  • For customers who want to update on the Teamcenter 11.3 version or higher: From TC 11.3 and on, a new license verification will be done upon the creation of manufacturing objects like MEProcess, MEOP, MEWorkArea and their sub-types (including custom types). This check will be done on server side per Teamcenter policy and to ensure license verification. It will use two new feature keys: 1) mfg_planning_lite for verifying MEProcess, MEOP and their sub-types 2) mfg_plant_author for verifying MEWorkArea and its sub-types.
    This new license check will be done in addition to other license verification that exists today. If you don't find them in your Teamcenter 11.3 or higher license key please get in contact with Siemens PLM.


Shop Floor Connect /DNC Connect / 3rd Party Integration

Enhancements

  • During update SFC on windows platform, SFCServerServiceConfigUpdater.exe checks the SFC_ServerService configuration in Windows registry and updates the settings if required. Performed changes can be found in the update log file. .NET 3.5 or newer is required to execute SFCServerServiceConfigUpdater.exe
  • It's now possible to configure upload mode of a workplace in MI Administration. This configuration setting is used by ActiveDNC.
  • Additional (optional) configuration attribute accessKey of parent element "searchCriteria" in configuration file SFCQuery_conf.xml
  • New API functions:
    SFC_Admin_CreateSFCWorkplaceElement_20183(String, String)
    SFC_Admin_UpdateSFCWorkplaceElement_20183(String, String)
    SFC_Admin_DeleteSFCWorkplaceElement_20183(String, String)
  • New API function SFC_Config_GetSFCWorkplaceElement_20183
  • New ActiveDNC icon to start transfer of all released datasets of loaded SFCWorkpackage (download all).
  • ActiveDNC now supports scan upload.
  • New ActiveDNC button in workplace status popup window to restart the MI.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Additional log file LicenseManager.log.txt. Contains Login and Logout Requests for SFC license usage traceability.
  • Fixed an issue which prevented MS Excel files from being opened for editing in SFC. The downloaded file was always 0 bytes in size.
  • Fixed an issue where error messages were not displayed when importing local files.
  • Fixed an issue where error messages which might occur when saving a new blog entry were not displayed in the WebClient.
  • Fixed an issue in sync workplace list. When reload configuration was executed and a file (named reference) of a workplace configuration dataset was not available, sync stopped loading remaining workplaces. The corrupt workplace will now be skipped and a error message will be written into log file.
  • Fixed an issue where update an existing workplace configuration sometimes failed if Teamcenter preference "search_automatic_wildcard" is set to "3".
  • Configuration of query "Latest Item Revision..." in SFCQuery_conf.xml contains an invalid attribute "ItemRevision". This is removed from SFCQuery_conf.xml.default during update.
    The used file(s) (SFCQuery_conf.xml) needs to be modified manually after the update!
  • Added new menu item"Common -> Log files" in SFCAdmin webapp to access SFC log files. The last 100 lines will be displayed of the selected log file.
  • Update Apache Tomcat to version 8.5.31.


MI-Server

Enhancements

  • MmtUI is now part of MTC-Server Setup and will be installed/updated if SFC is installed.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • SFC: Fixed an issue in Common_Upload_Filter (java.lang.IndexOutOfBoundsException: No group XX) if configuration key
    "Filter.Common_Upload_Filter.RowsScanLimit" is set.
  • Moved *.default configuration files to 'WEB-INF/conf/defaults'
  • Update Apache Tomcat to version 8.5.31.


Subject to change without notice!

 

FIT Release 2018.3 - July 2018

The new FIT Release 2018.3 is now available and released for Microsoft Windows platform. Please look below for the enhancements and changes of the different modules.

The release is available for all customers with maintenance agreement and access to our Customer Information Center (CIC) for download (please create a release activity). All customers who have no access to our CIC platform and want to download the software over CIC have to require access over the following link. Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want the release on a data medium.

The FIT modules as well as all additional modules are released for the Microsoft operating system Windows 2012 (also Version R2) and 2016 Server as well Windows 7, 8 and 10. We support also the databases Microsoft SQL Server 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 and Oracle 12c.

FIT-MI-Server

Enhancements

  • Update Apache Tomcat to version 8.5.31

FIT-HI-Server

Enhancements

  • The version integrated with Apache Tomcat is now used as database connection pool.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • On some systems database deadlocks had not been handled correctly. This problem has been resolved.


FIT-HI-WebMenu

Enhancements

  • There is now a new variant for the calculation and creation of attendance reports.
  • The attendance reports are now archived when the monthly balance is settled and thus can still be displayed afterwards.
  • When cancelling an absence in PTT now a cause of cancelation can be entered.
  • The Export-Button is no longer displayed in the standard (can be displayed if desired).
  • Now the search result can be displayed directly in Excel instead of the browser.
  • In InfoCenter a new WIP (works in progress) report has been implemented.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • On some systems database deadlocks had not been handled correctly. Error messages occurred e.g. in InfoCenter. This problem has been resolved.
  • When printing attendance reports for several persons when using Internet Explorer the personswere not printed on separate pages. This problem has been resolved.


FIT-HI-DNC

Enhancements

  • It is now possible to replace certain character sequences in the filename when transferring NC programs to a machine with direct connection.
  • If the transfer of an NC program to a machine is denied after a user and password have been entered, the user now receives a notice, whether he entered wrong user data or he has no permission for this NCP status.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • In the upper area the workplace identification and description had been no longer displayed. This problem has been resolved.
  • The communication with the tool magazine in the S5Comm mode was not running since version 2018.1. This problem has been resolved.


FIT-HI-MES

Enhancements

  • The search result when requesting orders can now be sorted by the predecessor status or combined status respectively.
  • Now it is possible to display employee pictures during logon / logoff in PTT or pictures of the logged on employees in the assembly operation mode.
  • The version integrated with Apache Tomcat is now used as database connection pool.
  • The database connection pool can now use a different configuration for FIT-HI-MES than for the other web applications.
  • When requesting orders in operation mode assembly now all orders of the search result can be selected with one click via an all orders checkbox.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • On some systems database deadlocks had not been handled correctly. This problem has been resolved.
  • Without a licenced order data module in FIT-HI-MES Administration the global settings were not displayed. This problem has been resolved.


Subject to change without notice!

 

Shop Floor Connect for Teamcenter Release 2018.2 - May 2018

The release is available for all customers with maintenance agreement and access to our Customer Information Center (CIC) for download (please create a release activity).

All customers who do not have access to our CIC platform and want to download the software over CIC have to require access over the following link: » Login or registration customer center

Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want the release on a data medium. Direct Siemens PLM Software customers can get the release from the GTAC download area.

This Shop Floor Connect Release 2018.2 supports all Teamcenter UA versions from 9.x up to the actual version Teamcenter 11.x.

Urgent Service notes

  • DNC Connect only supports the actual NX versions who are under maintenance from Siemens (please see attached the "End of Maintenance attachemnts for NX and Teamcenter).
  • For customers who want to update on the Teamcenter 11.3 version: From TC 11.3 and on, a new license verification will be done upon the creation of manufacturing objects like MEProcess, MEOP, MEWorkArea and their sub-types (including custom types). This check will be done on server side per Teamcenter policy and to ensure license verification. It will use two new feature keys: 
    1) mfg_planning_lite for verifying MEProcess, MEOP and their sub-types 
    2) mfg_plant_author for verifying MEWorkArea and its sub-types.
    This new license check will be done in addition to other license verification that exists today. If you don't find them in your Teamcenter 11.3 license key please get in contact with Siemens PLM.


Shop Floor Connect / 3rd Party Integration / API

Enhancements

  • ActiveDNC: Modify UI for close Active Workspace look and feel
  • New configuration file 'ShopFloorConnect/conf/SFCWorkpackage_conf.xml'. Used by ActiveDNC and API function SFC_RequestSFCWorkpackage_20174.
  • ActiveDNC: Added localization support. Available locals are "en" (default) and "de". Use language configuration of the browser to set language.
  • ActiveDNC: It's now possible to define shown properties in configuration file 'ShopFloorConnect/conf/SFCWorkpackage_conf.xml'.
  • New configuration property TCConnectionCheck.Interval in file SOAPWrapper/WEB-INF/conf/velocity.properties
  • Additional configuration property TCConnectionCheck.checkFCC in SOAPWrapper/WEB-INF/conf/velocity.properties
  • API function SFC_RequestSFCWorkpackage_20174 is now using manufacturing context to access data of a MEOP Revision.
  • New API function SFC_ExecuteQuery_20182.
  • New API function SFC_Config_GetQueryConfig_20182.
  • New API function SFC_DataManagement_SetAttributes_20182.
  • Configuration key "Tool.DateLastRun" removed for Zoller integration. Only MRL mode is supported, NX mode is not available anymore.
  • You can now transfer documents such as PDFs from Teamcenter MRL to Zoller TMS solution.
    New parameter available in "TMS_WebService.properties"!
    - MRL.Tool.DocumentFile.DatasetTypeList
    - MRL.Tool.DocumentFile.Filepath
    For detailed information please take a look at the document "Installation, Update and Configuration".

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Fixed an issue in the old web client where graphic files of a HTML ShopDoc seems to be broken if the new automatic display configuration (IR 7954239) is in use.
  • Fixed an issue where TransferLog forms are accumulated in the home folder of the pool user.
  • Neu configuration key in Webclient for SSO: tcSSONoApplets This key controls the parameter TCSSONOAPPLETS in templates tcssologon.vm and tcssologout.vm. If this parameter is changed in a template, please set configuration property after the update to the correct value.
  • FMS error code -9222 added into failover switch check.
  • After a login of a Teamcenter user with license level Admin the FCC write test will now be executed.
  • New configuration parameter for Zoller "Tool.Orientation" for mapping nominal setup values. For more detailed information take a look at "TMS_WebService.properties" file or the "Installand Configuration" documentation.


MI-Server

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Fixed an issue in DirectWebDNC in combination with SFC which breaks a request with error: Source for file xxxxx is not Teamcenter (null)! Export skipped!
  • Fixed an issue with WuT COMServer and Web-IO where a restart of a MI executed a reset of the whole device instead only resetting the COM interface if a system password is configured to access the WuT device.

Subject to change without notice.

FIT Release 2018.2 - April 2018

The new FIT Release 2018.2 is now available and released for Microsoft Windows platform. Please look below for the enhancements and changes of the different modules.

The release is available for all customers with maintenance agreement and access to our Customer Information Center (CIC) for download (please create a release activity). All customers who have no access to our CIC platform and want to download the software over CIC have to require access over the following link. Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want the release on a data medium.

The FIT modules as well as all additional modules are released for the Microsoft operating system Windows 2012 (also Version R2) and 2016 Server as well Windows 7, 8 and 10. We support also the databases Microsoft SQL Server 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 and Oracle 12c.

 

FIT-Setups

Enhancements

  • Optimized view of the dataset configuration Window at installation or update of all modules.

FIT-MI-Server

Enhancements

  • Also for DirectWebDNC is now configurable that for transferring an NC program with a certain NCP status to a machine an additional user authentication and authorization is required, i.e. the download is only possible if the username and password of an authorized user is specified. (Requires FIT-HI-Server V2018.2 or higher)

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Fixed an issue with WuT COMServer and Web-IO where a restart of a MI executed a reset of the whole device instead only resetting the COM interface if a system password is configured to access the WuT device.


FIT-HI-Server

Enhancements

  • The FIT-HI-Server setup now also stops and starts the services FITMenuTomcat and FITCapaTool if these are installed.
  • Also for DirectWebDNC is now configurable that for transferring an NC program with a certain NCP status to a machine an additional user authentication and authorization is required, i.e. the download is only possible if the username and password of an authorized user is specified. For each NCP status a different permission can be checked. (Requires FIT-MI-Server V2018.2 or higher)


FIT-CAMIntegrator

Enhancements

  • When updating FIT-CAMIntegrator the backup is now created in Folder fit\run\bin\backup.
  • FIT-CAMIntegrator now provides a new variant "Flex" that determines fields via regular expressions. Also substrings of determined field contents can be combined with constant text or other field content.
  • The FIT-CAMIntegrator can now also alternatively create interface files in APC format.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • The FIT-CAMIntegrator is now preferentially installed on a FITMenuTomcat service if available.


FIT-HI-WebMenu

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Files were destroyed when they were edited with an external editor and saved back to FIT. This problem has been resolved.
  • When viewing, editing and downloading files in FIT-Web Menu the actual file extension of the files on the FIT-Server is used.
  • The button for starting Excel-Live! is now also displayed if the user has no permission to modifiy records. In this case in Excel no save button appears.
  • In Internet Explorer errors occurred when displaying InfoCenter shopfloor views with names containing special characters. This problem has been resolved.
  • When editing multiple order records or when opening order records with Excel-Live longer delays occurred. This has been resolved.
  • After deleting records in the search result attempts to delete further records failed and in some cases minor display errors occurred. This problem has been resolved.
  • When editing files with certain external editors, i.e. Microsoft Word, file changes had not been detected sometimes and changes had not been saved to FIT. This problem has been resolved.
  • In file comparison the file content was erraneously displayed in proportional font. This has been resolved.
  • In InfoCenter refreshing the table view didn't work if a filter had been defined. This problem has been resolved.
  • Various display errors in edit masks have been fixed.


FIT-HI-DNC

Enhancements

  • In FIT-MI Administration in the list of MI's now identification and description of the corresponding workplaces are additionally displayed.
  • When creating a new MI a new MI ID is suggested automatically.
  • Creating MIs with special characters in the URL is now prevented.
  • It is now possible to define multiple MI's per workplace, e. g. for components of a manufacturing cell like robots and measuring systems that are accessed in different ways.
  • It is now possible to configure per workplace that the touch mode shall be used.
  • The transmission of NC programs that require user authentication can now be authorized dependent on different permissions per ncp status.
  • Multiple NC programs (of different parts) can now be transferred in one go.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • In V2018.1 no upload had been possible anymore if the scan mode had been used. This problem has been resolved.
  • In the FIT-HI-DNC, when requesting a part dataset, the "Transfer" button is not displayed until at least one file is selected.
  • Changing the group/number of a workplace via the FIT-MI-Administration didn't work correctly. This problem has been resolved.
  • When comparing 2 NC programs in some cases wrong information was displayed in the title. This has been corrected.
  • After creating a new MI when attempting to proceed in the configuration an erraneous error message appeared. This problem has been resolved.


FIT-HI-MES

Enhancements

  • If requesting of orders is disabled now an appropriate notice is displayed already when the order search is started.
  • When directly accessing FIT-HI-MES from the server there is no restriction of the workplace selection anymore.
  • The alignment (left or right-justified) of the displayed order fields is now configurable.
  • Customer solution based on QSYS implementation for documentation of batch measurement results.
  • The quantity on the palette can now be displayed with the requested orders.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • In some cases if the session had expired no corresponding error message appeared although malfunctions occurred. This has been resolved.
  • The view of requested orders can now also be updated automatically by MDA quantity impulses so that the MDA quantity is displayed correctly.
  • If the quantity on the pallet had been entered the MDA quantity wasn't correctly calculated for display. This has been resolved.
  • If a descending sort order had been used in the operation sequence setting errors occurred in conjunction with MS SQL Server. This problem has been resolved.

FIT-ERPConnect

Enhancements

  • Disturbance time and disturbance reason can now also be transferred to another system.


FIT-CapaTool

Enhancements

  • It is now possible to configure the colour of the delivery reliability flag.

Subject to change without notice!

Shop Floor Connect for Teamcenter Release 2018.1 - February 2018

The release is available for all customers with maintenance agreement and access to our Customer Information Center (CIC) for download (please create a release activity).

All customers who do not have access to our CIC platform and want to download the software over CIC have to require access over the following link: » Login or registration customer center

Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want the release on a data medium. Direct Siemens PLM Software customers can get the release from the GTAC download area.

This Shop Floor Connect Release 2018.1 supports all Teamcenter UA versions from 9.x up to the actual version Teamcenter 11.x.

Urgent Service notes

  • DNC Connect only supports the actual NX versions who are under maintenance from Siemens (please see attached the "End of Maintenance attachemnts for NX and Teamcenter).
  • For customers who want to update on the Teamcenter 11.3 version: From TC 11.3 and on, a new license verification will be done upon the creation of manufacturing objects like MEProcess, MEOP, MEWorkArea and their sub-types (including custom types). This check will be done on server side per Teamcenter policy and to ensure license verification. It will use two new feature keys: 1) mfg_planning_lite for verifying MEProcess, MEOP and their sub-types 2) mfg_plant_author for verifying MEWorkArea and its sub-types.

This new license check will be done in addition to other license verification that exists today. If you don't find them in your Teamcenter 11.3 license key please get in contact with Siemens PLM.

DNC Connect

Enhancements

  • If you use NX CAM in combination with MRL Connect and DNC Connect the used MRL tools are saved now in the BOM of the created Workpackages from DNC Connect.

Shop Floor Connect /API

Enhancements

  • First released version for prodcution with limited functionality of the new HTML 5 based Active Workspace look and feel web client - ActiveDNC. The actual web clis still available.
  • ActiveDNC: If an error occurs during a query in Teamcenter, the error message is now displayed on the web page.
  • New API function SFC_DataManagement_InsertBOMElements_20181
  • New API function SFC_WF_GetEPMPerformSignoffTaskList_20181
  • New API function SFC_WF_PerformEPMPerformSignoffTaskAction_20181
  • New API function SFC_DataManagement_PasteElement_20181
  • New API function SFC_DataManagement_SetBOM_20181

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Fixed an issue starting FCC with TC11.4.
  • Fixed an issue where not all DNC type configurations are read during a reload configuration.
  • Fixed an issue where obsolete files are not deleted if an existing dataset is revised (and "don't copy file" is not configured for the dataset type in BMIDE).

MI-Server

Enhancements

  • Communication with certain versions of FANUC FTP servers wasn't possible. This has been resolved.

Subject to change without notice!

FIT Release 2018.1 - January 2018

The new FIT Release 2018.1 is now available and released for Microsoft Windows platform. Please look below for the enhancements and changes of the different modules.

The release is available for all customers with maintenance agreement and access to our Customer Information Center (CIC) for download (please create a release activity). All customers who have no access to our CIC platform and want to download the software over CIC have to require access over the following link. Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want the release on a data medium.

The FIT modules as well as all additional modules are released for the Microsoft operating system Windows 2012 (also Version R2) and 2016 Server as well Windows 7, 8 and 10. We support also the databases Microsoft SQL Server 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 and Oracle 12c.


FIT-Server

Enhancements

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017 is now supported (only via ODBC).

FIT-MI-Server

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Communication with certain versions of FANUC FTP servers wasn't possible. This has been resolved.

FIT-HI-Server

Bugfixes/Changes

  • With FIT-HI-Server V2017.4 in FIT-MI-Administration in the configuration of the upload phase the options for putting the filename into a record field or transfering into separate parts for each file type have been no longer available. This problem has been resolved.
  • Under certain circumstances the FIT-HI-Server-Setup could not finish and reported "Error on copying". This problem has been resolved.


FIT-HI-WebMenu

Enhancements

  • Informations about the CAMIntegrator version are now also displayed in the Systeminfo.
  • In the order data administration now order notes created via FIT-HI-MES can be displayed
  • Informations about the database version are now also displayed in the Systeminfo
  • In the operation generator configuration the rules for the operation sequence templates have been enhanced by the criterion "partnumber".

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Opening the FIT-Logbook didn't work in Internet Explorer. This problem has been resolved.
  • With certain installations the version of FIT-HI-DNC and FIT-HI-WebMenu wasn't detected in the system info. Also a wrong version of the FIT-MI web server was displayed. This has been resolved.
  • Deleting multiple users in the administration didn't work. This has been fixed.
  • In latest versions of Internet Explorer when searching a pattern in the integrated editor for NC programs and other text files the found match didn't scroll into the view anymore. This problem has been resolved.
  • In Internet Explorer the search in personnel data didn't work anymore if certain fields had been configured as search fields. This has been fixed.
  • Assigning group permissions didn't work if using an Oracle DBMS, only an error message appeared. This problem has been resolved. On the login screen no FIT logo had been displayed anymore. This problem has been resolved.

FIT-HI-DNC

Enhancements

  • It is now possible to define multiple MIs per workplace, e. g. for components of a manufacturing cell like robots and measuring systems that are accessed in different ways.
  • For the upload phase now fixed file names can be specified for particular file types. The files can then be selected for transfer via a check box.
  • A simple user interface for requesting files for mobile devices is now available.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • When creating a new MI with the ID of an already existing MI the configuration of that MI had been erroneously overwritten. This is now prevented.


FIT-HI-MES

Enhancements

  • When a signal or key is switched off and a time data record is created or closed it is now possible to read a file and attach it to the time data record
  • In operation mode order report now a button can be displayed that opens the view of the latest time data in FIT-HI-WebMenu-InfoCenter.
  • In operation mode order report now orders containing the same values in certain fields can now automatically be selected or unselected together.
  • In operation mode order report now the print view can be configured to display different records in different order than the screen view.
  • Variables in the address space of an OPC UA Server can now be read when a function key is pressed and used as default values in the function key dialog.
  • It is now possible to create and view notes to orders requested at a workplace.
  • In operation mode assembly there is now the possibility to copy additional order information into time data fields as well as in operation mode manufacturing.
  • The predecessor status can now also indicate in yellow that the immediate predecessor is already being processed.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Reporting multiple reasons for scrap in one form in connection with the action 'order active' didn't work anymore in version 2017.3. This problem has been resolved.
  • The setting "Use dnsjava if the hostname cannot be determined via the default method" didn't work, only the default method had been used. This problem has been resolved.
  • Displaying documents of Navision didn't work any more with the current FIT-HI-Server. This problem has been resolved.
  • If administration and the worker's view where opened together with the same browser an error message NullPointerException appeared. This has been changed. Now a hint is displayed that these applications cannot run simultaneously in one browser.
  • With workplaces with OPC UA configuration under certain circumstances problems occurred with configuration changes or stopping the FIT-Tomcat service. This problem has been resolved.
  • Minor display errors have been fixed in the listing of hostnames/IP addresses of FIT-MES-Administration.

FIT-AnalyseTool

Enhancements

  • New Report "Adjustment Timedata/Orderdata".


FIT-CapaTool

Enhancements

  • At the ToolTip info from a operations a list of not finished operations can be shown.
  • A new feature (yellow dot) for the operations has been invented who follows the criterias:
    - direct predecessor is partly worked
    - all other predecessors are ready

Subject to change without notice!