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FIT & SFC Releases 2021

Shop Floor Connect / DNC Connect / 3rd Party Integration / API / MMR Service Release 2021.4

The new Shop Floor Connect, DNC Connect, 3rd Party Integration, API, MMR Service version 2021.4 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).

All 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 2021.4 supports all Teamcenter UA versions from 10.x up to the actual version Teamcenter 13.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.
  • 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

Enhancements

  • Upgrade internal Tomcat to version 9.0.52
  • ActiveDNC (Resource Tracker): It's now possible to assign an assembled and measured tool to a tool trolley (PM0ToolTrolley).
  • Failover: New administrative REST endpoint for switching SFC to 'online' or 'failover' mode.
  • ActiveDNC / Failover: Additional verification with user and password via a local user database in failover mode, so that only authorized users can open and use ActiveDNC.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • SFCCore: Additional log messages for "makeBackgroundSession"
  • Failover V2: Optimization of the query from the cache database.
  • Failover (Mode 1): Fixed file access issue in internal cache directory (file not found error).
  • ActiveDNC: Minor bugfixes in the import dialog.
  • ActiveDNC: Bugfix in ExternCall. The first callreturned "Query not found" although it is configured.
  • ActiveDNC: Fixed a problem related to "Session.Timeout" which caused, among other things, the icons of the tools in the tool list not to be displayed after a new login.
  • ActiveDNC: Workplace dependent SFCQuery_conf.xml is now also supported when opening an existing workpackage in shop floor programming.
  • ActiveDNC: Workplace specific configuration files for UploadFile_Dialog and SFP_UploadFile_Dialog are now supported.
  • ActiveDNC: Check the passed workstation ID and search name for externCall and return an error message if they were not found.
  • ActiveDNC: If externalCall (executing the search from an external system) was called several times, the name of the first loaded workpackage was always displayed in the header. This display is now updated with the newly loaded workpackage information.

MMR Service

Enhancements

  • Support of Tool master data revisions.
  • It's now possible to define overwrites of tool master data custom attributes in a tool plan (Available since MMR 5.1.1).

MI-Server

Enhancements

  • Upgrade internal Tomcat to version 9.0.52
  • WuTCOM: New configuration key "SkipFlushSerialInputBuffer" to skip flushing input buffer of WuT COMServer before start receiving data from machine.

 

Subject to change without notice.


FIT Release 2021.4 - October 2021


The new FIT Release 2021.4 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, 2016 and 2019 Server as well Windows 8 and 10. We support also the databases Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2017, 2019 and Oracle 12c.

FIT-MI-Server

Enhancements

  • Upgrade internal Tomcat to version 9.0.52.
  • WuTCOM: New configuration key "SkipFlushSerialInputBuffer" to skip flushing input buffer of WuT COMServer before start receiving data from machine.


FIT-HI-Server

Enhancements

  • Apache Tomcat has been updated to version 9.0.52.


FIT-HI-WebMenu

Enhancements

  • It is now possible to display individual signals configured in the FIT MES Administration in the Ajax version of the InfoCenter shopfloor layout.
  • The job pool list in CapaTool can now be displayed from the InfoCenter table view.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Individual KPIs can now be positioned more flexibly in the workstation layouts of the Ajax hall layouts in InfoCenter.
  • When calling external editors via FIT_EEC.exe under Windows 10 2021H1, a download error occurred. This problem has been resolved.


FIT-HI-DNC

Enhancements

  • A workplace can now be searched for and selected in the MI administration using the group / number / long text / description. This function is in Internet Explorer not available, please use another browser.
  • After transferring the program to IGM robots via OPC UA, the program can now optionally be loaded directly.
  • When uploading in ARC mode, it is now also possible to select only a single file instead of a complete directory, which is then packed into an ARC archive file and transferred.
  • Failed file transfers are now highlighted more prominently.
  • It is now possible to count uploads and downloads on a workstation and, if necessary, to deny further downloads if an appropriate number of uploads has not been performed.


FIT-HI-MES

Enhancements

  • It is now possible to configure signals for display in the InfoCenter shopfloor layout.
  • A workstation reset can now be performed via a key or a signal. This closes all time data at the workstation, switches off all signals and deletes all order requests.
  • Machine data acquisition on Siemens controllers is now also possible via the MDE services.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • If the monitoring of individual OPC UA variables is rejected by the OPC UA Server, for example because these variables are not known to it, the monitoring of the variables is subsequently requested again. This especially solves problems in connection with the DMG Machine Data Connector (MDC).
  • In V2021.3, the conditions for enabling the keys in operation mode assembly were not evaluated correctly. This problem has been resolved.
  • The connection to an OPC UA server via a router did not work. This problem has been fixed.
  • When checking for exceeding the predecessor quantity, previous partial quantity reports were not taken into account. This has been corrected.
  • Data acquisition via OPC UA in connection with the OPC UA Server in W&T WebIOs only worked via cyclic reading, not via subscription. This problem has been resolved.
  • Contents of duration fields can now also be written (as seconds value) to numeric OPC UA variables.


FIT-HI-Analysis

Enhancements

  • When selection criteria are changed, the save-button is highlighted so that saving the selection criteria is not forgotten.


Service Manager

Enhancements

  • There is a new service for ABService Manager for automatic counting for up- and downloads of NC programs.
  • The target quantities and open rest quantities of all orders planned for a work center can now be calculated for display in the InfoCenter.


Subject to change without notice.

 

Shop Floor Connect / DNC Connect / 3rd Party Integration / API - Release 2021.3

The new Shop Floor Connect, DNC Connect, 3rd Party Integration, API, MMR Service version 2021.3 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).

All 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 2021.3 supports all Teamcenter UA versions from 10.x up to the actual version Teamcenter 13.1.

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.

  • 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

Enhancements

  • Upgrade internal Tomcat to version 9.0.46.
  • Core: New configuration parameter "MENCToolActivity.tool_bl_list.fallback". If a MENCToolActivity has no MRL tool assigned, the item ID and revision can be determined from the object_name (if the parameter is set to true)
    (Syntax: [ItemID]_[ItemRev] / example: NXT_DRILL_2010_100_A).
  • Core: Pre_Upload_Process_Name can now be configured for different DNC types.
  • ActiveDNC: UploadFileNameFilter is now supported. With this, the file names in the upload dialog can now be filtered like in the old web client. The configuration differs slightly.
  • ActiveDNC: A separate configuration file (UI_SFP_UploadFile_Dialog.conf) can now be created for the upload dialog in workshop programming. If this does not exist, the general file (UI_UploadFile_Dialog.conf) is used. The two versions cannot be operated simultaneously.
  • ActiveDNC: Additional log messages when opening a workpackage from the search result.
  • ActiveDNC: The import dialog in the shop floor programming now supports the creation of different activity folder types (e.g. Mea0MEFixPlaneActivity). The type could be specified before, but was not taken into account.
  • ActiveDNC: It is now possible to call the search of ActiveDNC directly via additional parameters in the URL (externCall).
  • API: The function SFC_DataManagement_CreateDataset_20181 can now optionally be passed the MENCProgram type if a MENCProgram folder is to be created.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Core: Bugfix in SOAPRequestItemRevisionDetail. A java.lang.ClassCastException occurred when calling unloadObject.
  • ActiveDNC: When displaying a JT model in the internal viewer, the display froze or the information of the loaded work package was not available afterwards. This problem has been fixed.
  • ActiveDNC: The function "Assign ID" inside "Shop Floor Programming/New" does now honor the configured naming rule for the configured item type.
  • ActiveDNC: Correction of the tool list view when a tool is used in several program groups. Until now, this was only displayed in the first program group.
  • ActiveDNC: Fix for the search dialogs when Item-ID and/or Item-Name contains long values. The command bar on the right side was not always displayed in this case. This issue has been fixed.
  • ActiveDNC: In the SFCQuery_conf a validator can now be set for an HTML input field, via which the minimum and maximum length of the entered search string as well as a pattern can be specified. Thus, for example, the search with only one wildcard can be suppressed.
  • ActiveDNC: Optimize viewer to display HTML pages of UGCAMShopDoc and CME_Report dataset types.
  • Failover V2: Minor bug fixes in file management for revised workpackages.
  • Failover V2: Fix for error "A truncation error was encountered trying to shrink "VARCHAR" by changing the size of column object_string to 4000.
  • Failover V2: Fixed an issue where availablity check failed when the occurrence type of a workplace item is not set in the BOM of the requested workpackage.
  • Failover: The internal data field for saving the SFCWorkpackage has been increased from 1MB to 10MB.
  • Distribution: The format of the archive files was changed from BZip2 to XZ. This makes the archives smaller.

 
MMR Service

Enhancements

  • MMR/P: Adaptations to the new API V4. SI 5.1.1 is now required to transfer NC packages.
  • First version to check for optimized NC files in MMR programs and transfer them to Teamcenter.

MI-Server

Enhancements

  • Upgrade internal Tomcat to version 9.0.46.

 

 

 

Subject to change without notice.


FIT Release 2021.3 - July 2021


The new FIT Release 2021.3 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, 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

Enhancements

  • Upgrade internal Tomcat to version 9.0.46

FIT-HI-WebMenu

Enhancements

  • The handling of copying or modifying records from the search result has been optimized.
  • In conjunction with the automatic login, it is now possible to directly start a specific InfoCenter hall layout via a call parameter.
  • It is now possible to display the individual workstations with different workstation layouts in the Ajax version of the shop floor views and to display different information depending on the shop floor view and workstation.

FIT-HI-DNC

Enhancements

  • When calling FIT-HI-DNC from external systems, the fields workplace group, long text, description, cost center and area can now also be used for workplace assignment. If several workplaces are assigned, the corresponding workplace selection appears first.

FIT-HI-MES

Enhancements

  • There is now the possibility of an automatic printout via Printserver.
  • An option for forklift request via a key and forautomatic generation of forklift orders in the event of quantity notifications has been implemented.
  • The possibility to automatically request orders via signals based on criteria transmitted via OPC UA has been extended. It is now possible to request the next job according to configurable criteria.
    It is also possible to change the booking to the order currently in the processing room.

FIT-HI-Analysis

Enhancements

  • The setup times are now also summarized per orderid number and entered in the database summarization tables.

FIT-CapaTool

Enhancements

  • You can now search for a workplace in the planning board.
  • A daily view can now also be selected for the order stock or backlog.

Service Manager

Enhancements

  • The setup times are now also summarized per orderid number and entered in the database summarization tables.
  • There is now a new add-on for the ABService to provide summarized data from the orderdata table, timedata table and the standard summarization tables.

 


Subject to change without notice.

 

Shop Floor Connect for Teamcenter, DNC Connect, 3rd Party Integration, API and MMR Service Release 2021.2

The new Shop Floor Connect, DNC Connect, 3rd Party Integration, API, MMR Service version 2021.2 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).

All 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 2021.2 supports all Teamcenter UA versions from 10.x up to the actual version Teamcenter 13.1.

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.

  • 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

Enhancements

  • Failover: Searching by a MENCProgram name (activity folder name) is now supported.
  • Core: On startup, the configured shutdown port of Apache Tomcat is also written to the log file.
  • ActiveDNC: First version of the element for dynamic generation of the tool list from the tool activities of a MENCMachining revision implemented (resource tracker). This functionality will be extended and completed in the following release 2021.3. Connection to a tool presetter is not yet included.
    Requires at least TC version 12.4.3 or TC 13.1.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Core: The java.lang.IllegalMonitorStateException error when accessing a user session was fixed.
  • Core: If all configured machine interfaces were deleted directly in the Teamcenter Portal, a subsequent "Reload configuration" did not delete the entries from the internal cache database. This problem has been fixed.
  • Core: After an update the SFC_SessionManager.ser is no longer deleted automatically. This means that automatic synchronization of the configuration after an update is no longer necessary.
  • Failover: Fix for: A truncation error was encountered trying to shrink CLOB '<stream-value>' to length 262144.
  • Failover: The search in failover mode could not return results if the Teamcenter preference "WSOM_find_list_separator" was configured to a character other than ";".
  • ActiveDNC: Fix for error: Subsequent characters of component identifier must be a letter, a digit, an underscore ('_'), or a dash ('-')! But component identifier "UID__......" contains "$".
  • ActiveDNC: Download of larger files (e.g. videos) for display took a very long time. This problem has been solved.
  • ActiveDNC: Update CompareFiles.dll which contains now a local IP detection which is required in combination with DHCP.
  • WebClient: Fixed an issue which brokes import of local files.
  • Fixed a problem in MI administration. When existing configuration forms are linked to a copy via "IMAN_based_on", the conversion of configuration forms to configuration dataset failed.


MMR Service

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Optimize tool plan PATCH operation.
  • The transfer of a NC program from a Teamcenter workpackage to MMR-Programs has been reactivated. Currently only a data set can be transferred to MMR-Programs. Updating and reporting back to Teamcenter is not yet possible.
  • Tool plan: A fallback value for the attribute "Tool name in NC program" was set based on the tool activity name if no value based on the mapping settings are found. The fallback is removed. In this case, MMR now uses the value from the tool master data set.

 

Subject to change without notice.


FIT Release 2021.2 - April 2021


The new FIT Release 2021.2 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-HI-Server

Enhancements

  • Apache Tomcat has been updated to version 9.0.40.
  • Version 9.2 of the Microsoft JDBC driver for SQL Server is now used.


FIT-HI-WebMenu

Enhancements

  • Database queries have been optimized to speed up the login to FIT-HI WebMenu.
  • Contents of individual fields such as ID card numbers can now be displayed as bullets instead of plain text.
  • The options in the selection of predefined search criteria in the search form can now be configured per user group and module.
  • In FIT-HI WebMenu, HI licenses can now also be reserved exclusively for individual users.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • The display of additional running actions was not updated correctly in the InfoCenter shopfloor views in AJaX mode and erroneously displayed already completed actions. This problem has been fixed.
  • In version 2021.1, the comparator only displayed icons for deleting and replacing the currently selected line. Now, the familiar operating concept has been restored and, as in previous versions, icons for copying or deleting are displayed for each line.
  • The search result is now only displayed when the data has been fully loaded. This speeds up loading considerably. It also fixes the problem that checking all records did not work correctly when the data was not yet fully loaded.


FIT-HI-DNC

Enhancements

  • Calling FIT-HI-DNC from external systems is now possible.
  • It is now possible to log off automatically after a configured period of inactivity.
  • It is now also possible when assigning the workplace selection based on the Windows user to define a default workstation selection that is available if no assignment has been defined for the logged-in user.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Fixed display errors when selecting files to transfer.


FIT-HI-MES

Enhancements

  • It is now configurable which input parameters of signals or function keys are inherited by compound signals.
  • Database queries have been optimized to improve performance.
  • For certain values in certain order fields, a translation into defined display texts can now be configured. For example, 0 and empty can be displayed as "NO", all other values as "YES".


FIT-HI-Analysis

Enhancements

  • The evaluations now also work with previously summarized data.
  • It is now possible to show or hide various columns in the "Technical availability" table.
  • The selection criteria are now stored per user in the database.
  • It is now configurable whether the workstation identificationtext or the description should be displayed in the tables and graphics.
  • It is now configurable which formula should be used for the calculation of the "Technical Availability".
  • It is now possible to configure which personnel numbers are not to be included in the machine evaluation and person evaluation.
  • It is now possible to exclude actions from compression.


Subject to change without notice.

 

Shop Floor Connect/Resource Tracker/DNC Connect/3rd Party Integration/API - Release 2021.1 - February 2021

The new Shop Floor Connect, Resource Tracker, DNC Connect, 3rd Party Integration, API, MMR Service version 2021.1 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).

All 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 2021.1 supports all Teamcenter UA versions from 10.x up to the actual version Teamcenter 13.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.
  • 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/Resource Tracker/DNC Connect/3rd Party Integration/API

Enhancements

  • Upgrade internal Tomcat to version 9.0.40
  • As of TC 12.4.0.3 and TC 13.1, the previous ShopFloorConnect TEM feature is no longer required for new ShopFloorConnect installations. Instead, the new "Part Manufacturing Shopfloor Integration" (PM0) feature should be used.
    ShopFloorConnect detects the template when the DNC setup folder is created and sets the types to be used in the configuration files.
    When upgrading an existing installation, the previous TEM feature must continue to be used. A migration of the Business-Object types (BO's) is not provided.
  • Upgrade existing ShopFloorConnect TEM Feature for TC13 support. This is only required for upgrades where SFC is already installed. New installations (TC13 and newer) can now use the "Part Manufacturing" feature (PM0).
  • SFC_RequestSFCWorkpackage_20174 now also returns the UID of the corresponding BOMLine in SFCToolActivityData to access additional attributes.
  • SFC_RequestSFCWorkpackage_20174 now evaluates the configuration parameter "MENCToolActivity.List.Pack".igration is not possible. The two versions cannot be operated simultaneously.
  • ActiveDNC: Contains the first element of the MRL SFC Resource Tracker functionality - open a workpackage to access the tool list. More functions will be added in the coming versions. Important: The MRL Resource Tracker functionality requires Teamcenter Business Objects which are included in the "Part Manufacturing Shop Floor Integration" (PM0) feature as of TC 12.4.0.3 or 13.1.
  • ActiveDNC: The display of a work package has been changed. The activity folders are now displayed individually with the files contained and the associated tool list.
  • SFCWorkpackage (JSON) now contains the MEActivity objects listed in the root_activity.

 

Bugfixes/Change

  • A refresh problem in SFC_RM_RequestResourcePackage_20171 was fixed which caused new elements in the BOM being found at a later time.
  • ActiveDNC: Fixed a problem where a configured preview dataset was not displayed in the search result list if no preview image is available in the selected ItemRevision.

  • Setup: The installation dialog has been modified, tabs that are no longer needed have been removed. No more need to select the Teamcenter version.


MI-Server

Enhancements

  • Upgrade internal Tomcat to version 9.0.40


Subject to change without notice.


FIT Release 2021.1 - January 2021


The new FIT Release 2021.1 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-Server

Enhancements

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2019 is now supported on both Windows and Linux.

 

FIT-MI-Server

Enhancements

  • Upgrade internal Tomcat to version 9.0.40.
  • Directories with NC programs can now be saved in FIT in the Siemens .ARC format.
  • The new operating mode 'SINUMERIK NCP Services' (separate module required) enables the direct transfer of NC programs to the NCK unit on Siemens controls.

FIT-HI-Server

Bugfixes/Changes

  • For direct connections, path specifications with a length of up to 127 characters can now be used
  • Sometimes errors occurred when reading out the part file information. This led to errors in FIT-HI-DNC. This problem has been fixed.

FIT-HI-WebMenu

Enhancements

  • The comparator in the WebMenu partially did not work in Microsoft Edge. Also, larger files could not be compared in other browsers. These issue have been fixed and the display speed has been improved.
  • The performance of the InfoCenter has been improved.
  • The creation of a new data record has been adapted to the behavior of the FIT client.
  • It is now possible to invoke the display of a drawing in an external system in the file view.
  • When scrolling through the search results of the individual modules or in the administration of the FIT WebMenu, the column headings now remain visible.
  • The display of additional actions now also works in the AJaX version of the InfoCenter shopfloor layout.
  • It is now configurable whether the search result should switch to the detail view or to the file view when selecting a record, or whether only the search result should display the information about the selected order in the header area.
  • Data record fields can now also be implemented as bit fields, where each bit can be set via a checkbox with a configured label.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • In newer versions of Edge and in Chrome, the file editor did not scroll to the found location when doing a search. This problem has been fixed.

FIT-HI-DNC

Enhancements

  • It is now possible to display a drawing in an external system.


FIT-HI-MES

Enhancements

  • The distribution of the reported number of quantities to the individual daily shares in the case of nightly splitting can now also be carried out on the basis of recorded production times instead of the shift model.
  • In the SerialReader.dll for the ID card reader, the buffer is now cleared before reading, so that data from a previously presented ID card is not erroneously transmitted.
  • Via OPC UA, variables with numeric NodeId can now also be read out.
  • The deselection of orders in operation mode manufacturing is now prevented if only 1 order may be selected at the workplace. This prevents incorrect bookings due to accidental deselection of the order.
  • In the case of an OPC UA Subscription, if the subscription parameters proposed by FIT-HI-MES are unfavourably revised by an OPC UA server so that the server would not send a keep-alive message before session timeout without changes to the monitored variables, FIT-HI-MES now renegotiates with adjusted values to provide a stable connection.
  • Scrap impulses can now also be counted and used as a default value in the reporting dialog. It is now also possible to specify fixed values for several fields in a signal for booking.
  • It is now possible to display a drawing from an external system from the order details.
  • When writing a record field to an OPC UA variable, you can now configure a default value (e.g. 0) that will be written to the variable if the field in the record is not filled.
  • Security Mode and Security Policy can now be configured for OPC UA connections. Connection tests and the listing of endpoints offered by the OPC UA server can be started directly from the configuration mask.
  • It is now possible to read out error IDs via OPC UA and post them to time data records with an error text from an error catalog maintained in the FIT-MES Administration.
  • It is now possible to write OPC UA variables depending on whether a different part is assigned to the currently processed order than to the last processed order. If necessary, different values can also be written.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • After changes to the signal configuration, FIT-HI-MES stopped responding for about one minute on the affected workplace in Microsoft Edge. This problem has been fixed.

FIT-HI-Analysis

Enhancements

  • There is now a new evaluation "OEE Cockpit" in the Analysis Tool with graphical representation of the key figure cockpit. In the cockpit, the key figures availability, performance and quality are displayed as bars, and OEE and technical availability as a line. The evaluation accesses condensed data in the FIT database.
  • In the Analysis Tool, cockpit key figures can now also be displayed in tabular form as a detailed view.
  • The Analysis Tool has been extended by a new evaluation "Availability factor" with graphical display.
  • There is now a new evaluation "MDE Details" in the Analysis Tool with graphical representation of the activities subdivided also according to reasons for malfunction.
  • The selection of workplaces can now also be done via additional checkboxes of the cost centers or areas.

Service Manager

Enhancements

  • In ABService Manager, service actions can now be performed at a specified time.
  • It is now possible to perform a service action once in the ABService Manager.

Subject to change without notice.