SIEMENS’ SICAM (Substation Integration Control Automation Monitoring) product line offers amazingly flexible industrial controllers specially created for energy automation projects. The configuration toolchain, our beloved SICAM TOOLBOX II, contains all the tools needed for the engineering and programming tasks, moreover offers handy instruments for the diagnosis and troubleshooting of the automation units.
Especially in the commissioning phase, switching rapidly between the different tools is needed: checking a parameter in OPM, correcting the control logic in CAEx Plus, loading the new parameters, transmitting simulation telegrams etc. Of course, one can start the needed tools using the shortcuts from the TOOLBOX folder, but there is another method, which not only shortens the time in which the needed tool is found and opened, but also confers the engineer a feeling of being even more professional.
When installing TOOLBOX II, its folders are registered in Windows’ environment variable Path. This allows, that the TOOLBOX programs can be simply started by typing the name of their executable files into a command prompt window.
The following commands can be used (without being exhaustive):
|amg||Plant Management (AnlagenManagement)|
|bst||HW-FW Configuration (Bestückung)|
|ddc||Data Distribution Center|
|dft||Data Flow Test|
|fwi||Firmware Import = Master data update|
|opm||Object-oriented Process data Manager (OPM)|
|ozs||Maintenance function online|
|rev||REVision interrogation and display|
|startlpm||START LogiCAD Project Management = CAEx Plus|
|tbiilive||Toolbox live update|
|vtb||TOOLBOX II Presets (Voreinstellungen Toolbox)|
And here are some other useful TOOLBOX II commands:
|tbiikill||Kill TBII – restart all TOOLBOX apps|
|zdbspl||Stop local database|
|zdbstl||Start local database|
|prl on||Start TBII preloader|
|prl off||Stop TBII preloader|