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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.