Create jobs for SINAMICS inverters

In versiondog, you have the option to execute jobs according to a schedule. These check as to whether a program matches the last checked in on the device or whether the newest version has been implemented on the device. It is also possible with versiondog to use jobs to create a backup of a device.

The following needs to be taken into account for Siemens SINAMICS inverter device uploads:

How to configure jobs for Siemens SINAMICS inverters:

  1. Start the AdminClient and open the jobs module.
  2. In the project tree, select the Simatic S7 component.
  3. In the menu tab, click on create or drag & drop the components into the jobs section.
  4. Check in the section job configuration, if the upload type Sinamics is being displayed.
  5. Make sure the desired settings are in place for the following sections: general, notification, upload and compare, create a version automatically after job run. The notification and create a version automatically after job run sections are only displayed if the necessary settings have been implemented. For more information on configuring the general sections, please refer to jobs in the tutorial AdminClient.
  6. Configure the Sinamics settings.
    1. Under project, select from the dropdown menu the SINAMIC project. This step is only required if more than one SINAMIC project is present in the component.

The backup that you create is identical to the SINAMICS project. You can use the result to carry out a detailed comparison as well as a disaster recovery and edits.

If a DCC plan folder is versioned and checked in the offline project and not copied to the SINAMICS inverter (the folder is therefore not available online), the DCC plan folder will appear after execution of the backup job for the new version of the data stored in the new backup.

Configuring a timeout

When uploading large amounts of data, a timeout may occur despite the default time being preset at 30 minutes. This timeout can be adjusted globally for all upload types or each upload type separately.To adjust the maximum time for job execution according to the upload type, proceed as follows:

  1. Start the AdminClient and open the Jobs module.
  2. In the menu, click on Job settings.
  3. The window Upload specific configuration will then open.
  4. Select the upload type in the navigation bar on the left.
  5. Select the checkbox Use specific timeout for this upload type.
  6. In the Maximum time for job execution field, enter the time period in minutes. The maximum possible value is 540 minutes.
  7. If you do not select the checkbox Use specific timeout for this upload type, the next time you change the global timeout, the value set here will be overwritten by the global one.

Alternatively you can adjust the timeout via the INI file Classes.ini (..\<vdArchive>\VD$A\Configuration\Upload\Classes.ini). For more information, please refer to the INI files section in the AdminClient tutorial.

The value entered in the Upload Type Specific Configuration window will then be copied into the INI file.

FAQ: Why does a Sinamics upload job still stop with the error messag cancelled due to timeout even though the editor is correctly installed?

For the Sinamics upload job to run without errors, the following requirements must be met:

  • For the connection between editor and device, the interface in the editor must be set correctly.
  • The editor must have established an online connection with the device at least once.

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Configuring a timeout

When uploading large amounts of data, a timeout may occur despite the default time being preset at 30 minutes. This timeout can be adjusted globally for all upload types or each upload type separately.To adjust the maximum time for job execution according to the upload type, proceed as follows:

  1. Start the AdminClient and open the Jobs module.
  2. In the menu, click on Job settings.
  3. The window Upload specific configuration will then open.
  4. Select the upload type in the navigation bar on the left.
  5. Select the checkbox Use specific timeout for this upload type.
  6. In the Maximum time for job execution field, enter the time period in minutes. The maximum possible value is 540 minutes.
  7. If you do not select the checkbox Use specific timeout for this upload type, the next time you change the global timeout, the value set here will be overwritten by the global one.

Alternatively you can adjust the timeout via the INI file Classes.ini (..\<vdArchive>\VD$A\Configuration\Upload\Classes.ini). For more information, please refer to the INI files section in the AdminClient tutorial.

The value entered in the Upload Type Specific Configuration window will then be copied into the INI file.