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FIT & SFC Releases 2020

Shop Floor Connect for Teamcenter Release 2020.1 - March 2020


The new Shop Floor Connect for Teamcenter version 2020.1 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 2020.1 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.
  • • Attention: From this Shop Floor Connect Active DNC version on, Microsoft Internet Explorer is no longer supported!

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 Digital Industries Software

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

Enhancements

  • ActiveDNC: The display of a status property can now be customized depending on the value (for example: bold).
  • ActiveDNC: The status of the work package is now also displayed in the header line.
  • ActiveDNC: The font for displaying a text file (e.g. NC program) has been changed to Courier.
  • Upgrade internal Tomcat to version 9.0.31.
  • New API function: SFC_DataManagement_SetToolActivities_20201

Bugfixes/Changes

  • ActiveDNC: Fixed an issue where a MEOPRevision failed to load if a BOM line can't access the ItemRevision due to missin revision rule(s).
  • ActiveDNC: Fixed a problem that prevented login using TCSS.
  • ActiveDNC: Fixed a issue where a workpackage could not be loaded if a dataset is directly available in the root_activity.
  • When evaluating MENCToolActivities, MRL tools that are stored as occurrence type "MEResource" in the BOM of a MENCMachining revision are now also included. (NX: static holder).
  • AutoLogin is now disabled by default after installation.
  • WebClient: Fixed an issue that could cause the creation of a new revision of a work package to be triggered twice.
  • The ShopFloorConnect TEM feature is now only shown in the initialization dialog as an optional feature. If SFC is only installed and configured for CAM integration, the ShopFloorConnect TEM feature is sometimes not necessary.
  • ActiveDNC: Redesign of UI to match Siemens Web Framework (UI Pattern Library v3.3.0).


Subject to change without notice!



FIT Release 2020-1 - January 2020


The new FIT Release 2020.1 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-HI-Server

Bugfixes/Changes

  • In V2019.4 the switch to the 64-bit version of OpenJDK was erroneously offered on 32bit Windows operating systems. This has been fixed.
    On older operating systems (Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2), the already installed Java version is now still used, since OpenJDK 11 does not support these platforms.
  • Problems updating very old FIT-HI Server versions (before V2012.1) have been resolved


FIT-HI-WebMenu

Enhancements

  • FIT-MES administration, FIT-MI administration, MI control, AnalyseTool and CapaTool can now be started directly from the FIT web menu.
  • Key fields are now specially indicated in the masks. These must be unique for each data record.
  • FIT-HI licenses can now be reserved for the WebMenu. These cannot then be used by FIT-HI-DNC or FIT-HI-MES.
  • In the hall layout, besides workplaces also associated orders will be displayed. The orders will be updated in the background (without flickering)

Bugfixes/Changes

  • The presentation of the Operation generator configuration has been adjusted


FIT-HI-DNC

Enhancements

  • The workplace selection is now loaded and displayed faster
  • An example template is now included for saving the uploading workplace in fields of the upload part record.


FIT-HI-MES

Enhancements

  • It is now possible to cyclically read and book variables such as temperature values via OPC UA servers.
  • It is now possible to enter a comment for each assigned computer or user.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • If the reading of data via REST services was configured at a workstation, this was erroneously incorporated into each signal configuration that was updated or created at this workstation. This problem has been fixed.
  • At workplaces with less than 4 characters in the workplace group or less than 2 characters in the workplace number, SOAP signals could not be correctly assigned and booked under certain circumstances. This problem has been solved.


FIT-AnalyseTool

Enhancements

  • AnalyseTool can now also be started from WebMenu.


FIT-CapaTool

Enhancements:

  • The CapaTool Setup for Java 11 32/64bit is now available.


Subject to change without notice.

 

FIT Release 2020-2 - April 2020


The new FIT Release 2020.2 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-MI-Server

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Upgrade internal Tomcat to version 9.0.31.


FIT-HI-Server

Enhancements

  • The FITMirrorTomcat is now controlled by the FIT-HI server setup and will be also updated.
  • FIT-HI-Server now uses version 9.0.31 of Apache Tomcat.

 
FIT-HI-WebMenu

Bugfixes/Changes

  • IT-HI-WebMenu failed when using the old application name Fit-HI instead of FIT-HI-DNC. This can now be changed using a configuration who fix it.

FIT-HI-DNC

Bugfixes/Changes

  • The workstation restriction based on the Windows user no longer worked in version 2020.1. This has been fixed.


FIT-HI-MES

Enhancements

  • The determination of serial numbers from QSYS was adjusted.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • When editing the configuration of an OPC UA signal a possibly configured table assignment via an additional OPC UA variable to be read in was lost. This problem has been fixed.


FIT-AnalyseTool

Enhancements

  • New variant for calculating of the OEE-Ratio based on the planned cycletime is available.

FIT-CapaTool

Enhancements

  • Appointment calendar for workplaces.

 

Subject to change without notice.