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FIT & SFC Releases 2022

Shop Floor Connect / DNC Connect / 3rd Party Integration / API / Mcenter MMR Service Release 2023.1 - February 2023

The new Shop Floor Connect, DNC Connect, 3rd Party Integration, API, MMR Service version 2023.1 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 2023.1 supports all Teamcenter UA versions from 10.x up to the actual version Teamcenter 14.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

  • SFC-Core: Optimize "Reload configuration" to reduce load time.
  • SFCCore: Optimization in API function SFC_RequestSFCWorkpackage_20143
  • Login to the MI administration (/tcw/admin) can now be restricted to a specific Teamcenter group and/or role.
  • SFCCore: The default value of the 'Search_WP-Folder_at_IR' property in Fit4TC_Configuration.properties.default has been changed from 'true' to 'false'. This only affects new installations.
  • SFCCore: The default value of the 'ME_SearchForChildrensAtOccurrences-Folder_at_IR' property in Fit4TC_Configuration.properties.default has been changed from 'METarget, METool' to an empty string. This only affects new installations.
  • ActiveDNC: During a transfer to the machine, the current user name is also transferred to the MTC so that it can write this information to a log file.
  • Upgrade internal Tomcat to version 9.0.69.
  • Added support for Windows 2022 Server.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Setup/Update: The file "conf/UI_SearchPanel.conf" was created under the wrong name "UI_SearchPanel.conf.conf". This has been fixed.
  • SFCCore: Fix error 'Transfer failed ... "null\filename" ' when downloading a file via MTC. Remove following API functions: SFC_Config_GetFileServerConfig_20141 and Getftpdata.
  • SFCCore: Loading a workpackage aborts with a NullPointerException because the object type of an activity folder cannot be retrieved. This problem has been fixed.
  • SFCCore: Fixed an issue in license.jsp where a new license could not be saved.
  • SFCCore: Optimize memory usage when searching for workpackages that contain a larger BOM.
  • SFCCore: Output the required item revision attribute names for create item into SFCCore.log to identify missing.


Mcenter MMR Service

Enhancements

  • MMR/P: Transfer of additional attachments of a NCPackage. New configuration key NcRevision.Attachments.DatasetTypes in MFG2MMR.mapping.properties
  • MMR/P: The content of "Workpiece ID" must now be set using the following mapping configuration: NcPackage.WorkpieceId.Pattern

Bugfixes/Changes

  • MMR/P: Enter only a new comment to a NC program revision did not start a upload to Teamcenter anymore.
  • MMR/P: If aTeamcenter Workpackage did not contain a MeWorkArea in the BOM, no NcProgram could be created in MMR/P, the transfer aborted with a NullPointerException. This problem has been fixed.
  • MMR/P: The sample file 'MFG2MMR.mapping.properties.default' has been updated. 'TestRun' has been renamed to 'TrialRun' and 'ManualVerificationAfterTestRun' to 'ManualVerificationAfterTrialRun'.
  • MMR/P: The timestamp in the 'conf/MFG_MMR/lastCheckDate.txt' file no longer contains a time zone suffix.


MI-Server

Enhancements

  • Core: The additional init-param specifications for 'url' are no longer necessary in web.xml and have been removed.
  • Upgrade internal Tomcat to version 9.0.69.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • FTP client: Fixed a problem where the FTP connection could not be established if there was a space in the specified FTP directory.
  • SFC Resource Tracker - Kelch Filter: Support of multiple measuring points (ME{n})
  • Add SkipFlushSerialInputBuffer into mi_server.ini.default.



Subject to change without notice.



FIT Release 2023.1 - January 2023

The new FIT Release 2023.1 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, 2019, and 2022 Server as well Windows 10. We support also the databases Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2017, 2019 and Oracle 12c.

FIT-Server

Enhancements

  • Windows Server 2022 is supported.

FIT-MI-Server

Enhancements

  • Core: The additional init-param specifications for 'url' are no longer necessary in web.xml and have been removed.
  • Upgrade internal Tomcat to version 9.0.69.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • FTP client: Fixed a problem where the FTP connection could not be established if there was a space in the specified FTP directory.
  • Add SkipFlushSerialInputBuffer into mi_server.ini.default.

FIT-HI-Server

Enhancements

  • Apache Tomcat wurde auf Version 9.0.69 aktualisiert.

 

FIT-HI-WebMenu

Enhancements

  • The supplied default color settings (colors.properties.default) have been optimized.
  • Customer-specific applications or content can now be displayed in the main menu.

FIT-HI-DNC

Enhancements

  • New images during data transfer in transfer status.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • The supplied sample configuration in DNCFileTransferBean.properties.default for showing a close button in the NC program display was adapted so that it also works when called from FIT-HI-MES with the "do not open new windows" setting.


FIT-HI-MES

Enhancements

  • In conjunction with the MQTT Services module, MQTT messages can now be used as signals for machine data acquisition.
  • The displayed order fields can now also be displayed centered (configurable).

Bugfixes/Changes

  • In operation mode manufacturing, data from previous browser connections was sometimes not removed from memory, which could eventually cause the application to stop working due to lack of memory. This has been resolved.
  • The highlighting of a workplace in the workplace selection did not work before. This has been resolved.

 

FIT-Analysis

Enhancements

  • It is now possible to sort the displayed workplaces by clicking on the individual columns.

 

FIT-CAMIntegrator

Enhancements

  • The number of lines of the input files to be searched for part record fields can now be configured.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • The InfoFile generation for importing further file types on the basis of part information from the NC program did not work correctly since V2022.3.
    This problem has been fixed.
  • Multiple file patterns can now be specified for the files to be processed, for example to deal with files with different extensions.


ERPConnect

Enhancements

  • log4j was replaced.

 

Service Manager

Enhancements

  • Tool magazines is regularly queried from a Siemens control system via AGLink and stored in a database table.
  • REST communication with TDM


Subject to change without notice.

 

Shop Floor Connect / DNC Connect / 3rd Party Integration / API and Mcenter MMR Release 2022.4 - November 2022

The new Shop Floor Connect, DNC Connect, 3rd Party Integration, API, MMR Service version 2022.4 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 2022.4 supports all Teamcenter UA versions from 10.x up to the actual version Teamcenter 14.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

  • ActiveDNC: The import dialog now supports the selection of multiple files. These are all saved as named references of the newly created Teamcenter dataset.
  • ActiveDNC: The columns of the tables with the found workpackages are now configurable for the corresponding views in UI_SearchPanel.conf, UI_SFP_OpenPanel.conf or UI_RT_TPS_OpenCAMPanel.conf.
  • ActiveDNC: The Import dialog can now also be opened in the Transfer view. This must be activated in the configuration file.
  • ActiveDNC: The columns of the table with the found datasets of a Workpackage are now configurable in UI_DNCTypeContentPanel.conf
  • ActiveDNC: In the upload dialog all files can now be selected or deselected for transfer at once.
  • ActiveDNC: Additional locales ES, FR and IT are now available.
  • ActiveDNC: The "Resource Tracker" module can now be used to remeasure a single tool (RT.ToolPresetting.Remasure). This requires an additional custom search "__RT_Find_ToolJobs" and a matching entry in the SFCQuery_conf.xml.
  • ActiveDNC: Enhancement of the setup tile - the info of the MEOperation is displayed now.
  • API: SFC_DataManagement_SetBOM_20181 and SFC_DataManagement_InsertBOMElements_20181 can now write additional BOMLine attributes.
  • Partinterface: Lines in the command file which start with a ; are also treated as comment lines and skipped.
  • Failover: The internal cache database is now restarted if it was terminated unexpectedly.
  • Tomcat update to version 9.0.65.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • SFC-Core: Additional log messages from the internal connection pool.
  • SFCCore: The configuration key 'MF_ActivityStep_Types' was not used by ActiveDNC. This has been fixed
  • ActiveDNC: The automatic logout in the TransferStatus view did not work. This error has been fixed.
  • ActiveDNC: Fixed a problem in the shop floor programming view where SaveAs and "Assign New Number" addressed the wrong number generator (the type of revision was passed instead of the item).
  • ActiveDNC: When a file is to be imported into a read-only ItemRevision, no error message was displayed until now.
  • ActiveDNC: Fixed a problem where only 127 "html/InputValue" entries were possible in the SFCQuery_conf.xml for a "searchCriteria". Now up to 32767 entries are possible.
  • ActiveDNC: Previously, the auth/login.xhtml did not check whether the session was still valid. After the configured timeout has expired, the "Session expired" page is now also displayed here.
  • ActiveDNC / Failover: When logging out from ActiveDNC in failover mode, a logout request was sent to TCSS if the TCSS connection was enabled, which ended in the display of the TCSS login page. This logout request is no longer sent in failover mode.
  • Failover: Fixed a problem where SFC incorrectly switched to failover mode if a value greater than 0 was set for automatic switching, but CacheMode was set to "Off".
  • Part interface: The error "No free Session during timeout period received" was no longer caught and the last action was not repeated after a time delay, but an error file was generated and the operation was aborted. This has been fixed, the part data interface now tries again to repeat the last command.
  • Part interface: If a complete file name (e.g. 'info.spf') was configured as "Command file pattern", all other possibly existing *.spf files were also found (and deleted afterwards). This error has been fixed.
  • Part Interface: Use configured value of Teamcenter preference 'TC_BOM_Precision_Preference' when creating a new BOMView.

Mcenter MMR Service

Enhancements

  • Common: When executing PerformEPMTaskAction (completing a transfer task in Teamcenter), the system now waits 5 seconds in case of an error and then repeats the request a maximum of 4 times. If the action still cannot be executed, the task will be skipped.
  • MFG_MMR: The value for PathOnTheMachine for a file can now be configured via the (optional) configuration dataset "MMR-Config" at the Teamcenter workplace revision. The key name is: "NcProgram.PathOnTheMachine". The default value is: {$WorkPieces}/{$PackageName}
  • MMR/Tools (Plan tool needs): It's now possible to configure ItemID of the assigned MRL tool as "Tool name in NC program": MENCToolActivityAttribute:MRLToolID
  • MMR /Programs: Additional configuration information for an MMR/Programs machine can now be saved in Teamcenter as a text dataset at the corresponding workplace revision.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • MFG_MMR: The configuration entry "MMR.Programs.Upload.Revision.wasProductive" is now optional. If the entry is not present, this flag is no longer checked.
  • MFG_MMR: Error in the log output for "Upload of modified Programs is" was fixed. The log output was always "enabled" although the upload was not activated.
  • MFG_MMR: If the previous configuration entry for 'ToolPlan.ToolIdent' is used, a message is now printed in the log file indicating the new configuration key 'ToolPlan.Item.ToolValueOverwrites.ToolIdent.'
  • MFG_MMR: Additional configuration parameters "MMR.Programs.NCPackage.create.status" and
    "MMR.Programs.NCPackage.overwrite.status". The status of a new NcRevision can be specified by this. Up to now this was fixed on the value 1 (Published). Possible are 0 (Unpublished) and 1 (Published).
  • MMR/Programs: Fixed an issue where optimized NcRevisions were not found for upload to Teamcenter.

MI-Server

Enhancements

  • For uploading a directory as a ZIP archive, there is now a configuration option to pack only the content of the directory into the ZIP file instead of the directory.
  • Upgrade internal Tomcat to version 9.0.65.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • WuT COMServer: When the COM server is restarted by a longer power interruption, the MI could not re-establish the connection. The message "The COM server is currently used by "0.0.0.0" " was repeatedly output in the log file. This problem has been fixed.


Subject to change without notice.



FIT Release 2022.4 - Otober 2022

The new FIT Release 2022.4 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

  • For uploading a directory as a ZIP archive, there is now a configuration option to pack only the content of the directory into the ZIP file instead of the directory.
  • Upgrade internal Tomcat to version 9.0.65

Bugfixes/Changes

  • WuT COMServer: When the COM server is restarted by a longer power interruption, the MI could not re-establish the connection. The message "The COM server is currently used by "0.0.0.0" " was repeatedly output in the log file. This problem has been fixed.

FIT-HI-Server

Enhancements

  • In the default configuration of the HTTPS connector of FIT-HI-Server only files of up to about 2 MB in size could be saved when directly editing within the FIT-HI WebMenu. Otherwise an error message occured. The shipped default configuration has been adjusted so that the FIT-Tomcat accepts files of any size.
  • The logging framework log4j is no longer used.

FIT-HI-WebMenu

Enhancements

  • In Systeminfo, the info for AnalyseTool is now also displayed if AnalyseTool is installed on the extra FITAnalyseToolTomcat.
  • The display of NC programs in the WebMenu can now also be called from external systems.
  • The slf4j and logback libraries have been updated.
    Versions used:
    slf4j 1.7.36
    logback 1.2.11
  • There is now a new modul SoapService-Protocol for viewing protocol data.
  • There is now a new modul SapService-Protocol for viewing protocol data.
  • In the personnel data module, the necessary permission for setting a person's workplace permissions has been changed: Access to this function is now bound to the 'Advanced settings' permission.

FIT-HI-DNC

Enhancements

  • The log messages are now written via slf4j/logback instead of log4j.

FIT-HI-MES

Enhancements

  • The order information displayed in the dialog for order-related function keys is now configurable.
  • When writing values via OPC UA, input values received from function key dialogs or other signals can now also be used.
  • A button for manually refreshing the order view can now also be displayed in Assembly operation mode.
  • The slf4j and logback libraries have been updated.
    Versions used:
    slf4j 1.7.36
    logback 1.2.11
  • In operation mode Assembly, there is now a configurable action for order completion in which the target quantity is taken over as the actual quantity.
  • With automatic order request, time data records with start and end times transmitted via OPC UA can now also be booked in FIT-HI-MES.
  • Error catalogs for recording alarm messages via OPC-UA can now be imported from XML files or plain text files.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • AutoTime no longer worked with Java 11. This problem has been resolved. Also, AutoTime now uses slf4j/logback instead of log4j for log messages.
  • The status "Order target quantity reached" has not been set so far for automatic quantity posting via MDA, e.g. via OPC UA. This has been corrected.

FIT-HI-DNC

Enhancements

  • The log messages are now written via slf4j/logback instead of log4j.

FIT-CAMIntegrator

Enhancements

  • The log messages are now written via slf4j/logback instead of log4j.


Service Manager

Enhancements:

  • The log messages are now written via slf4j/logback instead of log4j.
  • In the GeCO service, log messages about the data received from the GeCO REST service have been extended.
  • There is a new service for the ABService Manager to import the tool data to FIT.


Subject to change without notice.

 

SFC / DNC Connect / 3rd Party Integration / API and MMR Service Release 2022.3 - August 2022

The new Shop Floor Connect, DNC Connect, 3rd Party Integration, API, MMR Service version 2022.3 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 2022.3 supports all Teamcenter UA versions from 10.x up to the actual version Teamcenter 14.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!
  • If you have not yet switched to the ActiveDNC user interface then we advise you to do so as soon as possible. All extensions, bugfixes and customizations are only available with it!


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

Enhancements

  • Support of Teamcenter 14.x.
  • Upgrade internal Tomcat to version 9.0.64.
  • ActiveDNC: To be able to support additional languages in the next versions, some adjustments have been made. The language files are managed in the directory "ShopFloorConnect/l10n". The resource files for ActiveDNC are managed in the directory "ShopFloorConnect/l10n/ActiveDNC" - also the locale_user_XX.xml. The attributes of the SFCWorkpackage_conf are now managed in
    "ShopFloorConnect/l10n/SFCWorkpackage".
  • ActiveDNC: Extension of the setup tile in the "Resource Tracker" module - the machine magazine and the tool trolleys (loading and unloading) are now displayed.
  • ActiveDNC: The viewer tab for text files is now hidden for file with a size of more than 5000000 characters. The file can still be downloaded locally and then opened.
  • ActiveDNC: The upload dialog can now no longer be closed with the ESC key, since in this case the directory contents of the machine are not re-read.
  • ActiveDNC: Multiple item types can now be specified in the shop floor programming (UI_SFP_Create_CustomProperties.conf). In this case, an additional selection box is displayed. Custom attributes can be assigned to the individual item types.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • SFCCore: Additional log messages when loading the BOM of an item revision. The Teamcenter SOA function structuremanagement._2010_09.Structure.packOrUnpack sometimes returns no result. Then the child list has to be refreshed after the function call.
  • SFCCore: SFC_DataManagement_Revise_20194 performs an unlock operation on a newly created MEOP revision based revision. Previously a newly created revision could not be deleted as long as the current Teamcenter session was still logged in. This Problem is solved
  • SFCCore: If the error message "Error while uploading files from PLM using FMS. It returned error code -3008" occurred when logging in a new Teamcenter session, no logout was performed afterwards and thus the assigned TcServer.exe was not terminated. This error has been fixed.
  • SFCCore: New configuration parameter "TaskInboxRequest.MaxTasksCount" to limit the number of requested tasks in the inbox via SFC_WF_GetEPMTasksToPerform_20192.
  • SFCCore: SFC_DataManagement_Revise_20194 supports now additional optional and/or required attributes of the ItemRevision.
  • SFCCore: SFC_DataManagement_CreateDataset_20181 now generates an SFCException with error code SFC.DatasetRequest:000005 if the specified dataset type is invalid.
  • SFCCore: The used Teamcenter SOA Client has been updated to version 10.1.7_patch1. This removes the support for Teamcenter 9.
  • SFCCore: Fixed an error that prevented the workplace folder from being found in the DNC-Setup (user ID in the Teamcenter search used was "null").
  • Failover V2: Fixed a problem that caused the SFCCacheManager to terminate. The cause is a workpackage that contains an UNREADABLE BomLine. These workpackages can now be stored in the failover cache.
  • ActiveDNC: Fixed an issue that generated a NullPointerException when the list of preferred languages in the used web browser contained an unsupported language in the first position.
  • ActiveDNC: Fixed a problem in PartBlog where new entries could not be saved.
  • ActiveDNC: The configuration file /conf/defaults/UI_BOMElementsPanel.conf.default was revised. Elements that are no longer needed have been removed, the value "bl_occ_type" has been added to the column definition.
  • ActiveDNC: The location of the language files has been changed to ShopFloorConnect/l10n/ActiveDNC. The customized *_user files are now also expected there.
  • Admin-HI: A refresh problem in the workplace list has been fixed. If e.g. the description was changed at a workplace and then a "Reload Configuration" was performed, the old description was displayed again although the correct value was saved in Teamcenter.
  • Fixed an error in script saveLogFile.bat/sh.
  • SFCAdmin: The flag "DNC setup folder exists" was incorrectly displayed as "No" although the folder exists. This error only occurred when the display was reopened after an installation.
  • SFCAdmin: Change logging from log4j to SLF4J/logback.

MI-Server

Enhancements

  • SFC: The configuration parameter "SFC.FileTransferMode", which is no longer needed, has been removed from mi_server.ini.default (internal file transfer is now performed via REST only).
  • FTPCom: First version with FTP over TLS support.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Core: Update Apache commons-net library to version 3.8.0.
  • Core: Change logging from log4j to SLF4J/logback. Replace the old configuration file log4j.properties with logback.xml.
  • LCOB_Send_Receive_Filter: Write newLine character at end of file.
  • WuTCOM: Fixed a problem where under certain circumstances multiple processes could be started to check the connection to the WuT-COMServer. This created multiple entries in the log file.
  • FTPCom: New configuration parameter in mi_server.ini to enable passive FTP transfer (FTPCom.UsePassiveFTP).


Subject to change without notice.



FIT Release 2022.3 - July 2022

The new FIT Release 2022.3 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 10. We support also the databases Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2017, 2019 and Oracle 12c.

FIT-MI-Server

Enhancements

  • Core: Update Apache commons-net library to version 3.8.0.
  • Core: Change logging from log4j to SLF4J/logback. Replace the old configuration file log4j.properties with logback.xml.
  • FTPCom: First version with FTP over TLS support.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • LCOB_Send_Receive_Filter: Write newLine character at end of file.
  • WuTCOM: Fixed a problem where under certain circumstances multiple processes could be started to check the connection to the WuT-COMServer. This created multiple entries in the log file.
  • FTPCom: New configuration parameter in mi_server.ini to enable passive FTP transfer (FTPCom.UsePassiveFTP).


FIT-HI-Server

Enhancements

  • The libraries logback in version 1.2.9 and slf4j-api in version 1.7.35 are now used.

FIT-HI-WebMenu

Bugfixes/Changes

  • The display of multi-table machines in the Ajax version of the InfoCenter shopfloor layout has been improved. The table names defined in FIT-HI-MES Administration are now displayed.
  • Instead of log4j, now slf4j and logback are used for the log outputs.


FIT-HI-MES

Enhancements

  • It is now possible to enter one or more identifiers in the successor operation for the assembly operation type.
  • For the Production operating mode, it is now possible to allow operation completion only when predecessors have been completed.
  • For configurable selection fields, the options can now also be queried from external databases.
  • The selection options for the manual forklift request can now be configured differently per workstation.
  • For the manual forklift request, a quantity input field can now also be displayed.
  • In transport orders for yields of the last operation, the storage bin can now be used as the destination.
  • In the assembly operation type, the current date and time are now entered in the database field "actende" when an operation is completed.
  • Via OPC UA signals, configurable personal information and authorization levels can now be queried by a machine controller from FIT based on a transmitted ID number.
  • It is now possible to disable individual function keys if the preceding operation does not meet a configurable condition, e.g. if no yield quantity has been reported there yet.
  • Instead of simple selectboxes, "searchboxes" are now also possible in operation mode manufacturing, where the options are displayed filtered on the basis of a text entry.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • The display of the order notes from the search result of the order request did not work anymore. This problem has been resolved.

FIT-CAMIntegrator

Enhancements

  • The input files to be processed can now also be defined via regular expressions.

Service Manager

Enhancements

  • In the KPI Calculator, additional KPIs can now be calculated together with the rest quantity from other order record fields.
    Subject to change without notice!

 


Subject to change without notice.

 

Shop Floor Connect, DNC Connect, 3rd Party Integration, API, MMR Service Release 2022.2

The new Shop Floor Connect, DNC Connect, 3rd Party Integration, API, MMR Service version 2022.2 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 2022.2 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

  • ActiveDNC: First version of the "tool setup" tilefor a workplace from module ResourceTracker.
  • ActiveDNC: In the Resourcetracker module, it is now possible to open a tool directly from the balancing result view and display its data.
  • ActiveDNC: Support of additional localization file /WEB-INF/conf/locale_user_XX.xml to set own text values which are not overwritten by the next update.
  • ActiveDNC: New configuration parameter 'ShopFloorProgramming.PasteNewItemTo' to reference a new item created in shop floor programming to the Home / NewStuff / ShopfloorPrograms folder.
  • ActiveDNC: It's now possible to sort the tool list of a MENCProgram group (Activity) based on a column.
  • ActiveDNC: The custom input field configuration in ShopFloor Programming view supports now also select boxes.
  • ActiveDNC: Workpackage and (yet new) BOMLine attributes are now available in the resource tab of a selected resource.
  • Upgrade internal Tomcat to version 9.0.59
  • Admin-HI: Enhancement of the MTC configuration page: The port is now changeable and an additional flag for secure connection (HTTPS) has been introduced.
  • SFCAdmin: Removed FTP-User configuration tab from User management. This feature is not required anymore.
  • Install: The order of the tabs in the installation wizard has been changed. The Windows services are now installed as the last action. Also, the option to install the SFC_FTPService has been removed because it is no longer needed internally.
  • MTC: The connection of an external MTC server can now be done via HTTPS.
  • Core: A new SFCInterface (MTC) Item will now use the Teamcenter number generator to create the ItemID. The previously used "IP:Port:ID" schema will only be used as object_name, not for the ItemID anymore.
    Existing Items in Teamcenter will not be changed and can operate with the assigned name!
    External Teamcenter client applications, which read the SFCInterface configuration directly from Teamcenter must be checked to use the object_name instead of the item_id!

Bugfixes/Changes

  • ActiveDNC: Shopfloor programming/SaveAs did not previously use the configured item type when requesting a new ID from the number generator.
  • ActiveDNC: Fixed a problem in the SaveAs implementation of the shopfloor programming. A new MEOP-based item was locked in the current session and could not be deleted e.g. via a Teamcenter RichClient opened in parallel.
  • ActiveDNC: Fix a issue which causes freezing of the "Resources" tab if there are <<UNREADABLE>> BOMLines inside the workpackage.
  • ActiveDNC: Minor fixes in Import Dialog
  • ActiveDNC: Fix NullPointer when accessing description value of the workpackage on SaveAs via ShopFloor programming view.
  • ActiveDNC: Fixed an issue in the download popup where a text value was only available in german localization.
  • ActiveDNC: Fixed a layout issue in Resource tab where a huge list previously scrolls also the command bar out of the visibly view.
  • ActiveDNC: Fixed a problem in PLMVisWeb Viewer (JT Viewer) related to reverse proxies. The 3D model was not displayed in some circumstances, only an empty panel.
  • SFC-Core: Switch logging from log4j to SLF4J/logback. The new configuration file is 'logback.xml' of the webapp 'SOAPWrapper'.
    The obsolete configuration file 'fit4tc_log4j.properties' will not be converted but also not be deleted! This file will be removed in a later release update.
  • SFCCore: When loading a BOM of a non-MEOP revision the Teamcenter preference PSEAutoPackPref is now respected. This affects the newer API functions used by ActiveDNC. External connections (ToolServices) may be also affected by this change. BOMs have always been returned unpacked so far.
  • SFCCore: The upload of an (optimized) NC program is sometimes aborted with a java.lang.refect.InvocationTargetException if sending a Teamcenter envelope is enabled and configured for the newly created dataset. This error will now be caught and a message will be written to the logfile.
  • SFCCore: Fixed an issue that caused a workplace to be displayed with an empty ID and the name "${record.getName()".
  • SFCCore: SOAPLogTransfer use now primarily "PM0DNCTransferLog" (if available) and "AplusB Transfer Log" as fall back.
  • Failover V2: Fixed a NullPointerException which may occurred when download a file.
  • Admin-HI: When a machine interface with an assigned workstation was deleted, this workstation could not be assigned to any other machine interface afterwards - it was missing in the selection list. This problem has been fixed.
    If a machine interface is deleted now, the assigned workstation is available for selection again afterwards.
  • Admin-HI: Removal of support for the deprecated standalone "Webadapter" application. This was replaced by the MI server.
    17. If the connection to the internal CacheDB cannot be established when starting the SFC-ServerService, the stop script for stopping the CacheDB was previously not executed when the SFC_ServerService was subsequently stopped. This could result in the CacheDB process continuing to run and files being locked. This problem has been fixed.


MMR Service

Enhancements

  • General: In the configuration file of a connector it is now sufficient to specify the MMR OpennessTokenFile. Data such as IP, port and protocol of the MMR server are now determined from this. The configuration entries "MMR.Server.IP", "MMR.Server.Port" and "MMR.Server.url.prefix" are no longer necessary.
  • MMR-Programs: The newly created NC package is now assigned a CNC machine again, if it has been configured (see doc).
  • MMR-Programs: Adaptation to the new API V5 of MMR-Programs. At least MMR version 5.2 is now required. Earlier versions of MMR are no longer supported.
  • MMR Tools: After updating a tool master data set, the changes can be propagated to the existing tool instances. For this purpose, new entries have been added to the configuration file /conf/MRL_MMR/MRL2MMR.mapping.assembly.attributes .properties(.default) (ToolClass.Propagate).


MI-Server

Enhancement

  • Upgrade internal Tomcat to version 9.0.59.

 

Subject to change without notice.


FIT Release 2022.2 - April 2022

The new FIT Release 2022.2 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 10. We support also the databases Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2017, 2019 and Oracle 12c.

FIT-MI-Server

Enhancements

  • Upgrade internal Tomcat to version 9.0.59.
  • MI-Filter: Insert latest version of Siemens_840_File_Splitter. Previous library contains older version of this filter.

FIT-HI-Server

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Apache Tomcat has been updated to version 9.0.59.

FIT-HI-WebMenu

Enhancements

  • In the search result it is now possible to mark a block of records with 1 to 2 mouse clicks.
  • The pattern to be used for the recognition of program start and synchronization marks for the NC program double listing can now be configured differently per workstation. Automatic recognition based on a configured sequence of different patterns is also possible.
  • The NC program double listing can now also be called from external systems.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • When displaying NC programs, Google Translate made very confusing changes and falsifications, so now Google Translate is prevented from automatically translating displayed files.
  • In the administration, values with certain special characters were not displayed correctly in the global settings. This problem has been fixed.

FIT-HI-DNC

Enhancements

  • When uploading NC programs to FIT from machines connected via a serial interface (COM server), the file type selection is now skipped if only 1 file type is configured for transmission.

FIT-HI-MES

Enhancements

  • Information from the workplace record can now also be displayed in the order detail view.
  • In function key dialogs the browser is now prevented from suggesting previous input.
  • For selection fields in function key dialogs whose options are obtained via database queries, it is now possible to use fields of the respective order record in the database query and to fill several time data fields with a combined selection.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • In more complex configurations with compound signals, incorrect open time records were occasionally created. This problem has been fixed.
  • The FIT OPC UA Certificate Generator for generating a self-signed certificate for the OPC UA client now runs without additional Java installation on the FIT server and allows to specify the key length.
  • The log messages are now written via slf4j/logback instead of log4j.

FIT-HI-Analysis

Enhancements

  • The "Technical availability" can now also be saved as a file.

FIT-CAMIntegrator

Enhancements

  • It is now possible to import the complete contents of an input directory as a ZIP archive. Part data fields are then taken from the file that corresponds to the configured search pattern.
  • A selection of import directories to be searched can now be displayed in the user interface.

Service Manager

Enhancements

  • The compare tool has been extended by filtering expressions.

 


Subject to change without notice.