If your programming device is connected to a network, it is able to reach all the other nodes on the network. For example, a connection point for all S7 workstation that is connected to an MPI network programming and debugging. If another network (such as PROFIBUS) attached to an S7 station, programming devices can reach the workstations on the network. The prerequisite of this is network workstation with a routing of the conversion function, that is, to guide the transformation of message framing.
In the network configuration when compiled, automatically convert network workstation generates a routing table that includes all of the necessary information. All communication partners must be in a S7 project of equipment in the network configuration, and they must be provided about which networks can reach which workstations and network transformation “knowledge“.
If you want to use programmable devices from one connection point to all nodes inthe network, the connection point must be configuration. Enter a “placeholder“, that is, network configuration from the network network object in the directory PG/PC workstation. In the programmable devices on each network you want to connect, forPG/PC configuration.
At run time, the programming device is connected to a network, and then select Assign PLC → PG/PC, the programming interface of the device changes to network configuration settings. Prior to the programming device disconnected from the network,select Undo PLC → PG/PC Assignment.
If you want the programming did not include a required project online, S7 network ID is required when entering the network. The ID consists of two numbers: the project number and subnet number. Can get the network number in the network configuration: select the network, and then in the “General“ tab, select Edit → Object Properties.