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FIT & SFC Releases 2020

Shop Floor Connect for Teamcenter Release 2020.3 - October 2020


The new Shop Floor Connect for Teamcenter version 2020.3 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).

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 2020.3 supports all Teamcenter UA versions from 9.1 up to the actual version Teamcenter 12.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!
  • The SFC Release 2020.4 is skipped. The next release will be in January 2021 version number 2021.1.

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

Enhancements

  • SFC administration page (/tcw/admin) now support login via TCSS (Teamcenter Security Service).
  • Login to the MI administration (/tcw/admin) can now be restricted to a specific Teamcenter group and/or role.
  • Login to the MI administration (/tcw/admin) can now be restricted to a specific Teamcenter group and/or role.
  • Access to the SFC API (via URL '/tcdnc/*') is now limited to requests from localhost by default. The allowed IP range is configurable.
  • New cache version V2 for failover. This version now supports the new JSON data elements. This new version is supported by ActiveDNC, but not by the previous WebClient. The two cache versions are not compatible. A migration is not possible. The two versions cannot be operated simultaneously.
  • ActiveDNC: Support of the new SFCCacheV2 for failover mode.
  • SFCWorkpackage_conf.xml: The bl_item_object_type and bl_is_occ_suppressed attributes have been added to the BOMLine element.
  • The following functions now support data retrieval from SFCCacheV2:
    * SFC_ExecuteQuery_20182
    * SFC_ExportFileOfDataset_20141
    * SFC_RequestSFCWorkpackage_20174
    * SOAPGetFileOfDataset
  • Upgrade internal Tomcat to version 9.0.37.
  • In the SFCWorkpackage_conf.xml the attribute "current_id" was inserted in the "SFCWorkpackage".
  • Upgrade of the internal Java to version 11.0.8 (only Windows).
    Change (minimal) required Java version on Linux platform from 8 to 11.
  • The following operating systems are no longer supported:
    * HP-UX 11i
  • The following Windows operating systems are no longer supported:
    * Windows 2003 Server
    * Windows 7
    * Windows 8 (.1)
    * Windows 2008 (R2) Server

Bugfixes/Changes

  • MI-Administration: Transaction support when saving an MI configuration to restore the previous configuration in case of an error.
  • Fixed a problem when synchronizing the configuration which caused the process to be aborted and the remaining machine interface configurations were not loaded.
  • MI-Administration: Transaction support when saving a workplace configuration to restore the previous configuration in case of an error.
  • A problem in SFC_RM_RequestResourcePackage_20171 was fixed which caused a NullPointerException if Teamcenter could not determine a suitable revision for a BOMLine using the configured revision rule.
  • ActiveDNC: The input field in the upload and import dialog for the activity name can now be set to a fixed value and the HTML input field can be set to hidden. So the fixed value is always used and the input field is no longer displayed.
  • Additional refresh calls were added to "Reload configuration" due to the fact that a changed workstation-specific configuration was only loaded after a service restart.

MMR Service

Enhancements

  • Support of BOM of Tool Master Data (Tool Assembly).
  • Support of Tool components.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Support for custom attributes for components and master data.
  • MRL_MMR: Moved location of default configuration files into directory \conf\MRL_MMR\defaults
  • Replace MRL2MMR.mapping.properties with MRL2MMR.mapping.assembly.classes.properties and MRL2MMR.mapping.assembly.files.properties.

MI-Server

Enhancements

  • Upgrade internal Tomcat to version 9.0.37.
  • Update of the used CIFS library. It contains bug fixes to improve support for the SMB2 protocol.

Subject to change without notice.


FIT Release 2020.4 - October 2020


The new FIT Release 2020.4 is now available and released for Microsoft Windows platform. 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 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019 and Oracle 12c.


FIT-MI-Server

Enhancements

  • Upgrade internal Tomcat to version 9.0.37

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Update of the used CIFS library. It contains bug fixes to improve support for the SMB2 protocol.


FIT-HI-Server

Enhancement

  • Apache Tomcat has been updated to version 9.0.37

Bugfixes/Changes

  • With DNC upload, when creating an upload record numeric fields were not copied from the existing original data record.
    This problem has been fixed.


FIT-HI-WebMenu

Enhancement

  • The operation of the user administration was optimized

FIT-HI-MES

Enhancement

  • The error handling when storing files in time data has been improved.
  • With logging and email notification, fields from following operations and from the workplace data record can now also be included.
  • The acquisition of machine data via OPC UA has been optimized.
    All signals from an OPC UA server are now transmitted over a single connection/session.The signals are now collected by default via a subscription. This reduces the amount of data transmitted to FIT-HI-MES, as only changed data is transmitted.
    Alternatively, cyclic reading can still be used.
    The publishing/reading interval is now configurable.
  • It is now possible to create a time data record only if at least one of several values (e.g.measurement data) has changed.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • In Internet Explorer 8, function keys were no longer handled correctly. Key labels were no longer displayed. This problem has been resolved.
  • Under certain circumstances, temporary files were not deleted when displaying bar graphs or time progress diagrams. This problem has been fixed.
  • The application of FIT shift models did not work correctly. This has been fixed.

Subject to change without notice.

 

FIT Release 2020.3 - July 2020


The new FIT Release 2020.3 is now available and released for Microsoft Windows platform. 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 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019 and Oracle 12c.


FIT-HI-WebMenu

Enhancements

  • The operation of the user administration was optimized.
  • When viewing the group members in the user group administration, the group members are now sorted alphabetically by user name.
  • The protocol time data are now hidden in Infocenter.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Opening the InfoCenter detail view from shop floor layouts with special characters in the name failed in certain environments. This problem has been fixed.


FIT-HI-MES

Enhancements

  • When recording order-related time data, the number of pieces on the pallet can now be recorded in the time data.
  • If activities are split up at night, reported quantities can now also be saved for analysis, distributed over the individual daily shares.
  • At the end of the successful report by the worker, a page is displayed which shows the reported values in the form of a QR code.
  • It is now possible to query the current main user when pressing function keys or requesting an order. When an activity is ended, an additional time data record can be created to store the person who reported the activity.
  • It is now possible to identify the reporting person via a card reader.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Several display problems in the function key dialog were fixed.
  • In connection with multiple scrap, the completion of an order requested at another table was not prevented. This issue has been fixed.
  • The configuration of OPC UA Nodes with equal signs or quotation marks in the NodeID caused errors. This problem has been fixed.
  • In some cases not all nodes were displayed when browsing an OPC UA address space. This problem has been fixed. 5. With special configurations, an incorrect failure source selection may have been displayed. This problem has been fixed.

Subject to change without notice.

 

Shop Floor Connect for Teamcenter Release 2020.2 - June 2020


The new Shop Floor Connect for Teamcenter version 2020.2 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).

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 2020.2 supports all Teamcenter UA versions from 9.x up to the actual version Teamcenter 12.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 Digital Industries Software
  • 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: New functionality to open a file with an external program (download and open).
  • ActiveDNC: It is now possible to configure the dataset types which should be used for the determination of the preview image.
  • ActiveDNC: By clicking on an element in the list of search results, the contents of a work package (the datasets) can now be loaded to show additional files as a preview.
  • ActiveDNC: New functionality to compare two files.
  • ActiveDNC: When importing, it is now possible to configure the relation type to be used under which the newly created dataset is saved in the ItemRevision.
  • In the (old) WebClient a redirection to ActiveDNC can now be configured in the configuration file.
  • New configuration key "Dataset.ASCII.Formats" to define the possible values that identify the files contained in the dataset as ASCII or text files.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • ActiveDNC: Bugfixing when accessing revisions of the BOM in the "Resources" tab.
  • Fixed an issue where datasets attached to a MEOP revision were no longer displayed in ActiveDNC when the relationship used (between dataset and MEOP revision) is configured to display by pseudo folders.
  • Fixed a issue where a NullPointerException occurred when searching for the dataset containing the preview image.
  • ActiveDNC: Bugfixing in the upload dialog.
  • ActiveDNC: Bugfixing in the import dialog.
  • ActiveDNC: Bugfixing in the workshop programming when editing files.
  • ActiveDNC: Optimization of the logging.


MI-Server

Enhancements

  • Upgrade internal Tomcat to version 9.0.31.

 

Subject to change without notice!



Shop Floor Connect for Teamcenter Release 2020.1 - March 2020


The new Shop Floor Connect for Teamcenter version 2020.1 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).

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 2020.1 supports all Teamcenter UA versions from 9.x up to the actual version Teamcenter 12.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.
  • • Attention: From this Shop Floor Connect Active DNC version on, Microsoft Internet Explorer is no longer supported!

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 Digital Industries Software

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

Enhancements

  • ActiveDNC: The display of a status property can now be customized depending on the value (for example: bold).
  • ActiveDNC: The status of the work package is now also displayed in the header line.
  • ActiveDNC: The font for displaying a text file (e.g. NC program) has been changed to Courier.
  • Upgrade internal Tomcat to version 9.0.31.
  • New API function: SFC_DataManagement_SetToolActivities_20201

Bugfixes/Changes

  • ActiveDNC: Fixed an issue where a MEOPRevision failed to load if a BOM line can't access the ItemRevision due to missin revision rule(s).
  • ActiveDNC: Fixed a problem that prevented login using TCSS.
  • ActiveDNC: Fixed a issue where a workpackage could not be loaded if a dataset is directly available in the root_activity.
  • When evaluating MENCToolActivities, MRL tools that are stored as occurrence type "MEResource" in the BOM of a MENCMachining revision are now also included. (NX: static holder).
  • AutoLogin is now disabled by default after installation.
  • WebClient: Fixed an issue that could cause the creation of a new revision of a work package to be triggered twice.
  • The ShopFloorConnect TEM feature is now only shown in the initialization dialog as an optional feature. If SFC is only installed and configured for CAM integration, the ShopFloorConnect TEM feature is sometimes not necessary.
  • ActiveDNC: Redesign of UI to match Siemens Web Framework (UI Pattern Library v3.3.0).


Subject to change without notice!



FIT Release 2020-1 - January 2020


The new FIT Release 2020.1 is now available and released for Microsoft Windows platform. 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 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019 and Oracle 12c.

FIT-HI-Server

Bugfixes/Changes

  • In V2019.4 the switch to the 64-bit version of OpenJDK was erroneously offered on 32bit Windows operating systems. This has been fixed.
    On older operating systems (Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2), the already installed Java version is now still used, since OpenJDK 11 does not support these platforms.
  • Problems updating very old FIT-HI Server versions (before V2012.1) have been resolved


FIT-HI-WebMenu

Enhancements

  • FIT-MES administration, FIT-MI administration, MI control, AnalyseTool and CapaTool can now be started directly from the FIT web menu.
  • Key fields are now specially indicated in the masks. These must be unique for each data record.
  • FIT-HI licenses can now be reserved for the WebMenu. These cannot then be used by FIT-HI-DNC or FIT-HI-MES.
  • In the hall layout, besides workplaces also associated orders will be displayed. The orders will be updated in the background (without flickering)

Bugfixes/Changes

  • The presentation of the Operation generator configuration has been adjusted


FIT-HI-DNC

Enhancements

  • The workplace selection is now loaded and displayed faster
  • An example template is now included for saving the uploading workplace in fields of the upload part record.


FIT-HI-MES

Enhancements

  • It is now possible to cyclically read and book variables such as temperature values via OPC UA servers.
  • It is now possible to enter a comment for each assigned computer or user.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • If the reading of data via REST services was configured at a workstation, this was erroneously incorporated into each signal configuration that was updated or created at this workstation. This problem has been fixed.
  • At workplaces with less than 4 characters in the workplace group or less than 2 characters in the workplace number, SOAP signals could not be correctly assigned and booked under certain circumstances. This problem has been solved.


FIT-AnalyseTool

Enhancements

  • AnalyseTool can now also be started from WebMenu.


FIT-CapaTool

Enhancements:

  • The CapaTool Setup for Java 11 32/64bit is now available.


Subject to change without notice.

 

FIT Release 2020-2 - April 2020


The new FIT Release 2020.2 is now available and released for Microsoft Windows platform. 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 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019 and Oracle 12c.

FIT-MI-Server

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Upgrade internal Tomcat to version 9.0.31.


FIT-HI-Server

Enhancements

  • The FITMirrorTomcat is now controlled by the FIT-HI server setup and will be also updated.
  • FIT-HI-Server now uses version 9.0.31 of Apache Tomcat.

 
FIT-HI-WebMenu

Bugfixes/Changes

  • IT-HI-WebMenu failed when using the old application name Fit-HI instead of FIT-HI-DNC. This can now be changed using a configuration who fix it.

FIT-HI-DNC

Bugfixes/Changes

  • The workstation restriction based on the Windows user no longer worked in version 2020.1. This has been fixed.


FIT-HI-MES

Enhancements

  • The determination of serial numbers from QSYS was adjusted.

Bugfixes/Changes

  • When editing the configuration of an OPC UA signal a possibly configured table assignment via an additional OPC UA variable to be read in was lost. This problem has been fixed.


FIT-AnalyseTool

Enhancements

  • New variant for calculating of the OEE-Ratio based on the planned cycletime is available.

FIT-CapaTool

Enhancements

  • Appointment calendar for workplaces.

 

Subject to change without notice.