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SIMATIC PCS 7 Block programming in conformance with APL (ST-PCS7BPA)


  • This course is intended for SIMATIC PCS 7 configuring engineers who need to create user-specific blocks with AS and OS components for integration in a SIMATIC PCS 7 environment with the new Advanced Process Library (APL).
  • The creation of own blocks is carried out in accordance with the new styleguide for the APL.
Type Face-to-face training
Duration 5 days
Language en

Target Group

  • Project manager, project staff
  • Programmer
  • Commissioning engineers, configuring engineers,


  • Block properties and introduction of AS functions in conformance with APL
  • Introduction of the APL-styleguide
  • Use of SCL for the creation of user-defined blocks
  • Startup behaviour
  • Extended changeover of the operating mode
  • Feature parameter, OS permission and display of signal status
  • HMI behavior / system attributes
  • Blocks with messages / system attributes
  • Creating block icons and faceplates for WinCC with mapping to structured variables and in conformance with APL
  • Creation of online-help for blocks
  • Graphical Object Update Wizard


  • Attendance of training courses ST-PCS7SYS or ST-PCS7APL recommended
  • Basic knowledge of process control engineering
  • Practical experience in SIMATIC PCS 7 project engineering.