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Shop Floor Connect for Teamcenter Release 2020.2 - June 2020

The new Shop Floor Connect for Teamcenter version 2020.2 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 2020.2 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 Digital Industries Software
  • The new UI Shop Floor Connect Active DNC drop support of Internet Explorer 11 and older! Please use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or the new Microsoft Edge Browser!

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


  • ActiveDNC: New functionality to open a file with an external program (download and open).
  • ActiveDNC: It is now possible to configure the dataset types which should be used for the determination of the preview image.
  • ActiveDNC: By clicking on an element in the list of search results, the contents of a work package (the datasets) can now be loaded to show additional files as a preview.
  • ActiveDNC: New functionality to compare two files.
  • ActiveDNC: When importing, it is now possible to configure the relation type to be used under which the newly created dataset is saved in the ItemRevision.
  • In the (old) WebClient a redirection to ActiveDNC can now be configured in the configuration file.
  • New configuration key "Dataset.ASCII.Formats" to define the possible values that identify the files contained in the dataset as ASCII or text files.


  • ActiveDNC: Bugfixing when accessing revisions of the BOM in the "Resources" tab.
  • Fixed an issue where datasets attached to a MEOP revision were no longer displayed in ActiveDNC when the relationship used (between dataset and MEOP revision) is configured to display by pseudo folders.
  • Fixed a issue where a NullPointerException occurred when searching for the dataset containing the preview image.
  • ActiveDNC: Bugfixing in the upload dialog.
  • ActiveDNC: Bugfixing in the import dialog.
  • ActiveDNC: Bugfixing in the workshop programming when editing files.
  • ActiveDNC: Optimization of the logging.



  • Upgrade internal Tomcat to version 9.0.31.


Subject to change without notice!