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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


  • 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


  • 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!