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FIT & SFC Releases 2021

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.