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Shop Floor Connect for Teamcenter Release 2017.1 - February 2017

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: » Login or registration customer center

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 2017.1 supports all Teamcenter UA versions from 8.x up to the actual version Teamcenter 11.2.

Shop Floor Connect


  • Added support of new serial operation mode "Virtual COM" of the Machine Tool Client. Local COM ports (virtual COM ports too) can now be used. MI-Server Version 2016.3 or newer required.
  • New API function SFC_RM_RequestResourcePackage_20171 to retrieve a classified manufacturing resource (for example MRL Tool).
  • New API function SFC_DataManagement_SendEnvelope_20171 to send a Teamcenter Envelope.


  • SFCWorkplace is now insert setting BOMLine property "UG GEOMETRY"="NO" into BOM of a new created MENCMachining Revision.



  • Virtual COM ports are now supported.
  • It is possible to configure MI Server to merge transfered file with TOOL.T file on Heidenhain control.
  • For the S840D control, the long NC program names are displayed for the selection process.
  • dhinf.000 is hidden.


  • Parity and frame error will be recognized at data transfer using virtual COM.#
  • When starting VirtualCOM and there was no connection to a COM-Port, VirtualCom remained in the StartWA-Thread and continuosly tried to establish a connection. This issue is fixed.
  • Some transfer issues via UDP packages are fixed now.

Subject to change without notice.