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Shop Floor Connect for Teamcenter Release 2019.4 - November 2019


The new Shop Floor Connect for Teamcenter version 2019.4 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 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

  • ActiveDNC: It's now possible to import files into a MENCProgram folder (activity) even if the revision has a release status. Previously, the command was inactive in this case.
  • ActiveDNC: Redesign of the upload function. The upload can now be started directly from the work package view.
  • ActiveDNC: First version of ShopFloor programming.
  • ActiveDNC: It's now possible to create a client dependend configuration based on its remote IP address.
  • Change configuration storage type from Form to Dataset for MTC (MachineToolClient / MachineInterface). The existing configuration will not be converted during update. This is done the next time the configuration of an MI is saved.
  • New API function: SFC_DataManagement_RemoveElement_20194
  • New API function: SFC_DataManagement_SaveAsNew_20194
  • New API function: SFC_DataManagement_Revise_20194

Bugfixes/Changes

  • ActiveDNC: Fixed an issue where pool session instead of current logged in Teamcenter session was used to store uploaded files into Teamcenter.


MI-Server

Enhancement

  • 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. It's now available.
  • CompressDirForDNCType includes now empty folders in a created ZIP archive on upload.
  • If CompressDirForDNCType is enabled for a DNCType, it's now possible to define a file extension for the created and uploaded Archive in the MI Administration page (Direct configuration - Upload file extension).
  • Revision of function "CheckConnection": Connection is now checked via ICMP ECHO REQUEST or TCP port 7 (echo) to determine if connected machine is online.


Subject to change without notice!