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Shop Floor Connect for Teamcenter Release 2018.4 - November 2018

 

The new Shop Floor Connect for Teamcenter version 2018.4 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).

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 2018.4 supports all Teamcenter UA versions from 9.x up to the actual version Teamcenter 12.x.

Urgent Service note

  • 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.


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

Enhancements

  • WebClient: Additional messages are written to SFC-WebClient.log.txt when a transfer is started.
  • ActiveDNC: It's now possible to skip login page if auto login is configured.
  • ActiveDNC: The configured workflows for an ItemRevision or Dataset can now be started.
  • ActiveDNC: Added edit file functionality using external editors.
  • ActiveDNC: Add blog functionality.
  • ActiveDNC supports now TCSS (Teamcenter SSO/PKI).
  • Added support for Teamcenter 12.x.
  • New API function: SFC_WF_GetWorkflowTemplates_20184
  • New API function: SFC_DataManagement_UpdateDataset_20184
  • New API function: SFC_DataManagement_RefreshElement_20184

Bugfixes/Changes

  • ActiveDNC: New configuration property "SFC.Timeout.DataRead"
  • Fixed an issue in Blog creation where a new created dataset was not found in the same Teamcenter session (refresh).
  • Failover: The search criteria of the configured workplace (Sync.ExportWorkplace) were not evaluated up to now, instead the standard configuration was always used.
  • Fixed an issue where the configured info mail hasn't been sent when SFC switches into failover mode.
  • Additional log messages when importing the standard configuration (DNC-Setup folder).


MI-Server

Enhancements

  • Update Apache Tomcat to version 8.5.34.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Mazak COMServer ISO transmission: The serial configuration parameter "Wait for Xon" is now correctly evaluated. The previous key "WaitOnXonBeforeSending" in mi_server.ini does not have to be set anymore - but will still be evaluated.
  • Connection via W&T COMServer: When the MI is starting, the start process now interrupts if the connection to the control port (e.g. 9094) is not possible. For the MI to start, the connection to the control and data port must be possible.
  • Fixed an issue regarding the log file "mi_log.txt" which was not written on Linux platforms after the last Apache Tomcat update.


Subject to change without notice!