Installation and requirements

System requirements when using PLC-Lab with the Siemens TIA Portal

Note

If PLC-Lab is used together with the Siemens TIA Portal, the system requirements of the TIA Portal apply.

Please note that the TIA Portal cannot run on all Windows operating systems. Only the following TIA versions, for example, have a release for Windows 10:

  • V13 as of SP2
  • V14 as of SP1
  • V15 or higher

Siemens specifies the following PC requirements for the TIA Portal:

  • minimum 16 GB RAM
  • Corei5 3.4 GHz or higher

PLC-Lab requires the Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.5.2 and 4.6.2. If all service packs of Windows are installed, this should be available on the computer.

Info

Internet access is required to activate the license.

System requirements when using PLC-Lab without the Siemens TIA Portal

If PLC-Lab is used together with GRAFCET-Studio, WinSPS-S7 V6, or the Simatic-Manager, the following PC requirements apply:

  • minimum 8 GB RAM or higher
  • Corei3 3.2 GHz or higher

The following Windows operating systems are required:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10

The edition (Home, Pro ...) and the architecture (32 or 64 bit) are irrelevant. If you are using the Simatic Manager, please refer to the requirements on the Siemens website.

PLC-Lab requires the Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.5.2 and 4.6.2. If all service packs of Windows are installed, this should be available on the computer.

Info

Internet access is required to activate the license.

Installation

The installation is carried out by starting the installation program (Setup). PLC-Lab requires approx. 100 MB hard disk space.

For administrators: A silent installation is possible if the parameter /S is passed to the setup program. Silent installation: After the installation program has been started, the software is installed into the standard installation directory without further queries.

Activation

For single licenses, the software must be activated once via the Internet after installation: Start the license manager and enter the license data. If 5 or more licenses are available, a license server (in the local network or in the cloud) is also optionally available.