How to Download and Install Siemens Simatic Step 7 V5.5
Siemens Simatic Step 7 V5.5 is a software for programming and configuring SIMATIC S7-300/S7-400/C7/WinAC controllers. It is part of the SIMATIC automation platform that covers a wide range of applications and industries. With Step 7 V5.5, you can create, test, document, and manage your automation projects in a user-friendly environment.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install Siemens Simatic Step 7 V5.5 on your PC. You will need a valid license to use the software, which you can purchase from Siemens or its authorized partners. Alternatively, you can download a trial version of Step 7 V5.5 SP4 that you can test for 14 days using a trial license[^2^].
Step 1: Download Siemens Simatic Step 7 V5.5
To download Siemens Simatic Step 7 V5.5, you need to visit the Siemens Industry Online Support website[^1^]. There, you can find the download links for different versions of Step 7 V5.5, such as Basic, Professional, or Floating License. Choose the version that suits your needs and click on the download button.
You will be asked to log in with your Siemens account or register for a new one if you don't have one already. After logging in, you will be redirected to the download page where you can see the file size and the system requirements for Step 7 V5.5. Click on the \"Download\" button to start downloading the file.
Step 2: Install Siemens Simatic Step 7 V5.5
After downloading the file, you need to extract it using a tool like WinRAR or 7-Zip. You will get a folder with several files inside. Double-click on the \"Setup.exe\" file to start the installation process.
You will see a welcome screen where you can choose the language for the installation. Click on \"Next\" to continue. Then, you will see a license agreement screen where you need to accept the terms and conditions to proceed. Click on \"Next\" again.
Next, you will see a screen where you can choose the components that you want to install. You can select from Basic software and editors, Options for programming and design, Options for diagnostics and service, Options for technology and drive systems, and Information on software licensing. You can also see the disk space required for each component. Select the components that you need and click on \"Next\".
Then, you will see a screen where you can choose the destination folder for the installation. You can use the default folder or browse for another one. Click on \"Next\" to confirm your choice.
Finally, you will see a summary screen where you can review your selections and start the installation by clicking on \"Install\". The installation may take some time depending on your system configuration and the components that you selected.
Step 3: Activate Siemens Simatic Step 7 V5.5
After installing Siemens Simatic Step 7 V5.5, you need to activate it using your license key or your trial license. To do this, you need to open the Automation License Manager (ALM) tool that is installed along with Step 7 V5.5.
You can find ALM in the Start menu under \"Siemens Automation -> Automation License Manager\". Alternatively, you can launch it from Step 7 V5.5 by clicking on \"Help -> License Key -> Automation License Manager\".
In ALM, you will see a list of available licenses on your PC or network. You can also see the status of each license, such as valid, expired, or missing. To activate Step 7 V5.5, you need to drag and drop your license key file (with .slf extension) or your trial license file (with .oslf extension) onto ALM.
You will see a confirmation message that your license has been transferred successfully. You can also check the status of your license by clicking on it in ALM 061ffe29dd