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FIT & SFC Releases 2019

Shop Floor Connect for Teamcenter Release 2019.3 - August 2019


The new Shop Floor Connect for Teamcenter version 2019.2 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 2019.2 supports all Teamcenter UA versions from 9.x up to the actual version Teamcenter 12.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 / API

Enhancements

  • Support for multiple MEActivity types (Teamcenter Additive Manufacturing feature).
  • Redesign of the import dialog. This can now be configured using the configuration file 'ShopFloorConnect\conf\UI_ImportFile_Dialog.conf'.
  • ActiveDNC: The BOM view now supports a tree structure. Components of a BOM element can be loaded and displayed in this way.
  • API: New function SFC_Datamanagement_CreateNewItem_20193.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Query to find ItemRevision to upload previously ignores 'hidden' query values (for example: Item typ)
  • Fixed an issue in Administration page where modify or delete a workplace containing a + or & character in the workplace id was not possible.
  • ActiveDNC: fixed an issue where files containing a space character in its file name couldn't be displayed.
  • Fixed an issue where the previous uploaded files was erroneously uploaded in a new created item (ShopFloor Programming).
  • On upload now only files or directories will be displayed, depending on the MI configuration 'CompressDirForDNCType'.
  • ActiveDNC: If the selected ItemRevision to upload a file into contains no Activity, a input field is now shown to enter a name of the activity to be created.
  • ActiveDNC: The upload view now no longer remembers the previously selected files.

 

Update Apache Tomcat to 8.5.42.

 

Subject to change without notice!

FIT Release 2019.3 - July 2019


The new FIT Release 2019.3 is now available and released for Microsoft Windows platform. 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, 2016 and 2019 Server as well Windows 8 and 10. We support also the databases Microsoft SQL Server 2014, 2016, 2017 and Oracle 12c.


FIT-Server

Enhancements

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 is now supported.

FIT-MI-Server

Enhancements

  • In FIT mode, a transfer to the machine is now possible, in which the content of a specified directory is replaced.

FIT-HI-Server

Enhancements

  • Changed installation script. User will get the information, that the latest version is already installed, if this is the case.

FIT-HI-WebMenu

Enhancements

  • Changed installation script. User will get the information, that the latest version is already installed, if this is the case.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, the help window was not displayed in the search dialog. This problem has been fixed.
  • The conversion of input into upper case letters did not work reliably in the search mask. This problem has been fixed.

FIT-HI-DNC

Enhancements

  • Changed installation script. User will get the information, that the latest version is already installed, if this is the case.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • The automatic conversion of user input to uppercase letters has been changed to immediately display uppercase letters in the HI.

FIT-HI-MES

Enhancements

  • Changed installation script. User will get the information, that the latest version is already installed, if this is the case.
  • When a key is pressed in the assembly mode, now a notification via email can be carried out. Message text and email recipient can be configured for each key.
  • If errors occur when accessing individual OPC UA variables, more detailed information is now logged in the log files.
  • When switching any signal on or off, it is now possible to read out additional variables via OPC UA and transfer them into time data fields.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Various errors in the configuration of OPC UA signals and variables to be read or written via OPC UA are now intercepted.
  • In V2019.2, order-related keys were incorrectly locked in certain configurations.  This problem has been fixed.
  • When posting planned times as actual times (action "Order active with automatically created actions"), individual older time data records were erroneously deleted under certain circumstances. This problem has been solved.
  • With OPC UA connections, an increased system load occurred in error states. This problem has been fixed.
  • When browsing the address space of an OPC UA server in the FIT-MES administration, session losses occasionally occurred and led to error messages. This problem has been fixed.
  • With worker messages, the worker name may not have been determined correctly. This problem has been corrected.

FIT-HI-Analyze

Enhancements

  • Changed installation script. User will get the information, that the latest version is already installed, if this is the case.

FIT-PrintServer

Enhancements

  • PrintServer can now generate and print PDF datasets.

FIT-CapaTool

Enhancements

  • CapaTool Client can be started on a Client hardware over CapaToolLoader.
  • Order can now be splitted.

Subject to change without notice!

 

FIT Release 2019.4 - October 2019


The new FIT Release 2019.4 is now available and released for Microsoft Windows platform. 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, 2016 and 2019 Server as well Windows 8 and 10. We support also the databases Microsoft SQL Server 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019 and Oracle 12c.

FIT-Server

Enhancements

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2019 is now supported (only via ODBC).

FIT-MI-Server

Enhancements

  • The minimum required Java version is now 8.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Rework of local (virtual) serial COM device support. Replaced RX/TX library with JSerialComm.
  • MTCFilter.jar was missing in the last build.
  • CompressDirForDNCType includes now empty folders in a created ZIP archive on upload.
  • Revision of function "CheckConnection": Connection is now checked via ICMP ECHO REQUEST or TCP port 7 (echo) to determine if connected machine is online.


FIT-HI-Server

Enhancements

  • The FIT-HI-Server now uses Tomcat version 9.0.21.
  • The FIT-Tomcat can now be migrated to the 64bit Java version. This allows the service to use more main memory.
  • The OpenJDK version 11.0.3+7 is now used as the Java runtime environment.
  • Attention: If the service FIT-FtpServer does not start after the update of the FIT-HI-Server, the file msvcr120.dll must be copied from the directory fit\run\bin\java\jdk\bin into the directory fit\run\bin\ftp\bin.


FIT-HI-WebMenu

Enhancements

  • The status, which the original part gets after the transfer from the upload, is now configurable.
  • When transferring uploads to the original in the Partdata userinterface, corresponding informations can be displayed to the worker in the workerchat in FIT-HI-MES.
  • When searching for records, a status window is now displayed that informs about the progress of the search and offers the possibility to cancel the search. If search criteria were incorrectly selected or forgotten and therefore too many records are found, this is now recognized more quickly and the search is aborted.
  • The user now has the option to dynamically select predefined search criteria during the search.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • In the print view of a search result, incorrect headings may have been displayed. This problem has been fixed.


FIT-HI-DNC

Enhancements

  • FIT-HI-DNC has been adapted for use with Java version 11 and higher.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Minor display errors in the upload dialog have been fixed.


FIT-HI-MES

Enhancements

  • Previously, when requesting an order by barcode, only the barcode was searched for and the first data record found was checked. The behavior has now been adjusted as follows: The search is sorted according to the sort sequence of the order availability. If several data records are found, first the data records for the own workstation are checked and then the remaining data records found. The first available record is then requested.
  • Timedata from DNC-Upload and DNC-Download can now be displayed in the workerchat.
  • The coloring of individual order fields depending on the contained value now also works for the requested orders of the operation mode manufacturing. You can now also highlight field that contain any value or fields that are empty.
  • Document links are encoded via encodeURIComponent ().
  • Using OPC UA variables, orders can now be requested in FIT-HI-MES and information on the order and order availability can then be returned.
  • It is now possible to retrieve temperature/humidity and air pressure data from W&T Web Thermometers / Web Thermo Hygrometers / Web Thermo Hygro Barometers via REST and store them in time record fields.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • In operation mode orderreport in connection with Oracle, the filtering of the orders to be displayed by planned work center group/planned work center did not work correctly. This problem has been fixed.
  • Occasionally, deadlock situations could occur under certain circumstances, especially when changing the configuration of the displayed fields. This may have caused individual workstations to be blocked or the FIT Tomcat service to fail to stop. This problem has been fixed.
  • Under certain circumstances, several HI licenses were occupied by one client. This problem has been fixed.
  • In the Assembly operating mode, orphaned references to orders that had been deleted from the order table in the meantime were not removed from the requested orders. This problem has been fixed.


FIT-CapaTool

Enhancements

  • CapaTool now uses JGantt 3.2 Library.
  • Extension of viewer context menu with switches: Multiple/Optimized/Single
  • AnalysisView is now displayed correctly.


Subject to change without notice.

 

Shop Floor Connect for Teamcenter Release 2019.2 - June 2019

The new Shop Floor Connect for Teamcenter version 2019.2 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 2019.2 supports all Teamcenter UA versions from 9.x up to the actual version Teamcenter 12.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 / API

Enhancements

  • SFC ActiveDNC: Image dataset (saved as IMAN_specification) will be used as preview image if no UGMaster/UG-QuickAccess-Binary is found at requested ItemRevision.
  • SFC ActiveDNC: Initial version of shop floor programming - create a new MENCMachining Revision.
  • SFC ActiveDNC: Shop floor programming - open a MENCMachining Revision and import new files.
  • SFC: Added support for Windows 2019 Server.
  • Change (minimal) required Java version on Linux platform from 7 to 8.
  • API: SFC_DataManagement_CreateDataset_20181 can now create a new activity (MENCProgram folder) and store the new dataset in it.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • SFC WebClient: Import of local files now uses FES instead of FTP for file transfer.
  • SFC ActiveDNC: Show preview image for MENCMachining Revisions.
  • ActiveDNC: Display of BOM elements has been redesigned.

Subject to change without notice!

FIT Release 2019.2 - April 2019


The new FIT Release 2019.2 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 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

  • With mirroring/DFIT part data had been lost if the database of the target system was temporarily not available. This problem has been resolved.

 

FIT-CAMIntegrator

Enhancements

  • The FIT-CAMIntegrator can now be configured to delete the CAM-transfer file after processing.


FIT-HI-WebMenu

Enhancements

  • The group description in the user administration can now be 80 characters long.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • In the dialog "Search and Replace" the functions have been executed twice since version 2018.1. In the search result the records were also displayed twice. This problem has been fixed.
  • When setting the width of the boxes in InfoCenter graphic shop floor layouts the global default setting for all workplaces (*|*) was not taken into account. This problem has been solved.

 

FIT-HI-DNC

Enhancements

  • The transfer of files to the machine or certain plant components can now be enabled or disabled depending on the configured FIT-MES signal states.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • If a preselection of the files to be transferred was passed from FIT-HI-MES, these files were still not transferred. This problem has been resolved.
  • At workplaces with multiple MIs the error messages and the display of the MI status have been improved.

 

FIT-HI-MES

Enhancements

  • The entry of a batch number when reporting completed for an order group is distributed to all orders with the same article number after the batch validity has been successfully checked.
  • Optimized loading of the document information of an operation via WebService.
  • New function: direct connection to NAVISION web service.
  • New function: When checking a batch number entry, the available quantity of the material in the warehouse is read via WebService and compared with the quantity required by the order. When an order group is reported as complete, the available quantity is distributed to the individual orders in the group.
  • It is now possible to display informations to the operator about which "Technical Delivery Specifications" must be observed during the production of certain parts.
  • When a key is switched on and/or off, a message can now be displayed which must be confirmed by the operator.
  • To avoid delays at the FIT-HI-MES interface when sending an email, the emails are now sent asynchronously in a separate thread.
  • In operation mode Assembly, the main page with the requested orders is no longer reloaded regularly, but is checked in the background for changes to the information displayed and only reloaded if changes have actually occurred. This avoids flickering of the display, especially with many requested orders, and improves the system's responsiveness.
  • In the display mode "Always display only 1 table", the tables at which orders are currently requested are now highlighted in colour.
  • It is now also possible to read out the number of the active table of a multi-table machine via OPC UA and to set a table reference for the machine status signals.
  • It is now possible to determine the DNC transmission status in FIT-HI-MES and, depending on this, to start further actions.
  • New function: Connect ApPlus via web service.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • For single-table machines, in certain configurations, the presetting of the quantity field in the report dialog with the quantity transmitted via MDA did not work. This problem has been solved.
  • With configurations disabling function key switch off dependant on order conditions the configuration may have been transferred to other keys or changed when configuring further signals. This problem has been fixed.
  • The booking of signals has been optimized and the number of database accesses reduced.

 

FIT-HI-Analyze

Enhancements

  • It is now possible to configure up to 20 different organizational and 20 technical downtime reasons for malfunctions.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Different actions with the same description were not correctly represented in the "Accumulatedtimes" diagram. This bug has been fixed.

 

ERPConnect

Enhancements

  • Connect ERPConnect to Navision Web Service.

 

Shop Floor Connect for Teamcenter Release 2019.1 - February 2019

The new Shop Floor Connect for Teamcenter version 2019.1 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 2019.1 supports all Teamcenter UA versions from 9.x up to the actual version Teamcenter 12.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 / API

Enhancements

  • SFC_RequestSFCWorkpackage_20172 loads data using Manufacturing Context if requested item revision is MEOPRevision.
  • Configuration of login credentials for SFCCacheManager moved from SFC-CacheManager.properties into SFCAdmin webapp. Data is stored now in internal ConfigDB.
  • ActiveDNC: The import of local files function is added to the ActiveDNC.
  • ActiveDNC: Use of PLMVisWeb to show JT files. Currently only available if

 

SFC-Server is installed on Windows platform.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • MI Administration: The list of workplaces which can be assigned to a MI contains now only those workplaces not already assigned to an other workplace.
  • If property 'nc_tool_number' of a MENCToolActivity is not set, the value 'UNDEFINED' is set in the generated SFCWorkpackage. With this modification external systems (like SFI) can differ between an unset property (='UNDEFINED'), an empty property (='') or a set value (='value').
  • SFC_Logout_20141 always returned false although the logout was successful. This issue is fixed.
  • ActiveDNC: Added Button to stop a current running transfer.
  • Update bundled Java (Windows platform only) to OpenJDK 8u192.

 

MI-Server

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Fixed an issue where sending a file to a WuT COM Server ends in a "unable to create new native thread" error message when network connection to COM Server is broken.
  • When the service is terminated, the system first checks if Shop Floor Connect can be reached. If not, the logoff is skipped. With this change the service terminates faster if Shop Floor Connect is not reachable.
  • Fixed an issue where "DeleteFileOnMachineAfterImport" in combination with "CompressDirForDNCType" did not delete subfolders inside the selected folder after an upload.
  • Certified with OpenJDK 8u192 32bit on Windows platforms (32/64bit).
  • Update Windows service wrapper from version 1.0.15 to 1.1 (Apache Commons Daemon).

Subject to change without notice!

 

FIT Release 2019.1 - January 2019


The new FIT Release 2019.1 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 and 2016 Server as well Windows 8 and 10. We support also the databases Microsoft SQL Server 2014, 2016, 2017 and Oracle 12c.

 

FIT-MI-Server

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Fixed an issue where sending a file to a WuT COM Server ends in a "unable to create new native thread" error message when network connection to COM Server is broken.
  • When the service is terminated, the system first checks whether FIT or SFC can be reached. If not, the logoff is skipped. With this change the service terminates faster if FIT or SFC is not reachable.
  • Fixed an issue where "DeleteFileOnMachineAfterImport" in combination with "CompressDirForDNCType" did not delete subfolders inside the selected folder after an upload.
  • Certified with OpenJDK 8u192 32bit on Windows platforms (32/64bit).
  • Update Windows service wrapper from version 1.0.15 to 1.1 (Apache Commons Daemon).

FIT-HI-Server

Bugfixes/Changes

  • The OpenJDK version 8u192 is now used as the Java runtime environment.

 

FIT-CAMIntegrator

Enhancements

  • In the FIT-CAMIntegrator, not only subdirectories below the configured base directory can now be specified, but also absolute path specifications for verification purposes.
  • The FIT-CAMIntegrator now provides a new variant "Zip", in which the configured directory is packed as ZIP and then an interface file in APC format is generated.

 

FIT-HI-WebMenu

Enhancements

  • You can now specify that unencrypted (http) accesses are redirected to encrypted (https) accesses. This configuration is no longer overwritten by updates.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • In InfoCenter, the MI status display now also works correctly when called via HTTPS and also if several MIs are assigned to a workstation.
  • When creating the monthly evaluation, the extra leave was not correctly included in the balance. This problem has been resolved.
  • Displaying a shopfloor layout in the InfoCenter no longer worked if a workstation displayed there no longer existed in the FIT workplace data. This problem has been fixed.

 

FIT-HI-DNS

Enhancements

  • You can now specify that unencrypted (http) accesses are redirected to encrypted (https) accesses. This configuration is no longer overwritten by updates.

 

FIT-HI-MES

Enhancements

  • When accessing OPC UA Servers, anonymous connections as well as authentication with user name and password are now supported.
  • You can now specify that unencrypted (http) accesses are redirected to encrypted (https) accesses. This configuration is no longer overwritten by updates.
  • The functionality for displaying a bar chart in the main view of FIT-HI-MES (Operation mode manufacturing) has been enhanced:
    - Configuration is now possible via the FIT-MES-Administration.
    - The diagrams can now be calculated and designed differently for each workstation. 
    - For multi-table machines, the graphic can also optionally display the times of the currently selected pallet.
    - The observation period can also be based on open time data records (e.g. order registration).
    - In addition to the time data, data from the currently selected order or stored values from the order start/quantity message can also be used for calculation.
    - A diagram title can be configured.
  • It is now possible to automatically create runtime and nonproductive records for quantity reports, taking planned times into account.
  • When booking several orders together in the operation mode manufacturing, the booked durations can now be redistributed among the orders when the operator confirms the quantities, taking these quantities into account.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Errors occurred when displaying part availability if several parts were found and no availability check was configured for the workplace. This problem has been resolved.

 

FIT-HI-Analyze

Enhancements

  • The new evaluation "Workplace report" is now available.

 

Subject to change without notice!