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FIT & SFC Releases 2022

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.

 

Shop Floor Connect for Teamcenter / DNC Connect / 3rd Party Integration / API / MMR Service Release 2022.1

The new Shop Floor Connect, DNC Connect, 3rd Party Integration, API, MMR Service version 2022.1 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 2022.1 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 /DNC Connect / 3rd Party Integration / API /MMR Service

Enhancements

  • ActiveDNC: Support of user defined input fields for a MTC Filter (Lot-ID) on download.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Core: Fixed an issue in the connection pool where a user session was briefly unavailable after check-in.
  • Core: If SFC is not run as a service but in the console under Windows, an OutOfMemory (heap) error can occur. To eliminate this error, the following files must be edited by hand: "/Tomcat 5.0/bin/setenv_sfc.bat" and "/cache/db-derby/bin/SFC_startNetworkServer.[.bat|.sh]". For the JAVA_OPTS or DERBY_OPTS the addition "-server" must be inserted, so that the Java runtime optimizes the automatic memory allocation.
  • MI-Administration: Fixed an issue that removed the association with the PM0Presetter when saving the data of an MTC.
  • MI-Administration: If an error occurs in Teamcenter when creating a new MTC, this message is now also displayed in the web interface. Until now only the following message was displayed: Column 'ITEM_UID' cannot accept a NULL value.
  • ActiveDNC: If the SFC service was restarted while clients were logged into ActiveDNC, they always got the message "No Teamcenter-Session for HI-Session availbale!" after a new login attempt in ActiveDNC. This problem has been fixed.
  • Remove unused fit4tc_log4j.properties from "Tomcat 5.0/lib" directory.
  • SFC_ImportSFCWorkpackage_20143 did not return an error message until now if a file could not be imported based on its file extension (named references).
  • Failover V2: The UID's of the objects stored in the cache database are converted to a hexadecimal format to work around problems with seemingly duplicate UID's. For the Apache Derby database, the UID's "yyPAg1PXIae4sA" and "YyPAg1PXIae4sA" are the same because they only differ in upper and lower case letters. The new format looks like this: "7979504167315058496165347341".
    The conversion is performed automatically at the first start after the update. Depending on the size of the cache DB, this process can take a long time (30 min and more). During this time SFC is not available! After the conversion the log file should be checked for errors!

 

MMR Service

Enhancements

  • ToolPlan: An entry with the data of the currently processed tool is now written in the log file. This makes it easier to assign error messages to a tool.
  • Tool Component: The flag for wear part can now be set based on a numeric value in the MRL. An additional attribute in the MRL must be inserted accordingly, this is not present OOTB.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • ToolPlan: If additional Teamcenter Note types are created and used for BOM line entries, the transfer could fail if a number value followed by a line break is present. A java.lang.NumberFormatException was written to the logfile. This problem has been fixed.

 

Subject to change without notice.


FIT Release 2022.1 - January 2022

The new FIT Release 2022.1 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 and 2019 Server as well Windows 10. We support also the databases Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2017, 2019 and Oracle 12c.

 

FIT-Server

Enhancements

  • If SQL Server error 10054 occurs while processing interface files, an attempt is now made to reconnect to the database and continue processing.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • In case of database errors during interface file processing, the contents of the interface file were not output to the .err file.
    This problem has been resolved.

 

FIT-HI-Server

Enhancements

  • Version 21.3 of the Oracle JDBC driver is now used to access Oracle databases.

 

FIT-CAMIntegrator

Enhancements

  • When manually importing from a network share configured via an smb specification, SMB v2 and higher is now supported.

 

FIT-HI-WebMenu

Enhancements

  • From the view of corresponding data in another module it is now possible to jump back to the original module.
  • When configuring an external editor, it is now possible to configure several different program paths or to use the default application for the file type.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • In Edge/Chrome, a jump in the editor window occurred when inserting a line break in some NC programs. This problem has been fixed.

 

FIT-HI-MES

Enhancements

  • Notes can now also be created in the assembly operating mode.
  • Possible problems if NCP services and PLC services use different DLLs are now avoided.
  • The authentication request when pressing keys can now be deactivated as long as a specific signal or key is switched on. This makes it possible, for example, to log on a machine operator for a certain period of time during which the operator does not have to authenticate himself again for each report.
  • It is now possible to configure a PLC services signal that reflects the connection status to the PLC.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • In V2021.4 the browsing of the OPC UA address space did not work anymore under certain circumstances. This problem has been fixed.
  • When distributing the quantities to the individual days with time data separation at night, in connection with a separate end time data record, the quantity shares on the day with the preceding shift quantity report were not posted under certain circumstances. This problem has been resolved.
  • When determining orders subject to charge documentation or inspection, erroneously only the orders of the currently selected table were checked. This has been fixed.


Subject to change without notice.