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FIT & SFC Releases 2022

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.