Export of SIMATIC S7 Symbols from TIA Portal or STEP7 Projects

Simple import of symbols from TIA/STEP7 projects from S7-300/400/1200/1500 controllers for use in Softing products with Siemens S7 connection

Exporter software for free enables simple export of symbol information from Siemens STEP 7 and TIA Portal projects for further use in Softing‘s dataFEED OPC Suite, uaGate SI/840D, edgeGate, edgeConnector Siemens/840D and echocollect e/r/m products.

After importing the project file into Exporter, the program shows all data blocks and symbols in a hierarchical order. After finishing the editing and the removal of unnecessary data items, the symbol information is exported in an encrypted SDFI file, which can then be loaded into the Softing products mentioned above.

To export data items from a TIA Portal project, Exporter must be executed on the same PC with an existing TIA installation. During installation, parallel installations of different TIA Portal versions are detected.


Simple Symbol Export

  • Export of symbolic names from Siemens TIA Portal and SIMATIC STEP 7 projects
  • No TIA Portal or STEP 7 know-how required for exporting symbol information
  • Selection of data blocks that should be available
  • Later adjustment of .sdfi file by adding/deleting individual symbols
  • Chance for changing symbol names afterwards
  • Smart wizard for export in a few steps
  • Display of symbol and syntax information via tooltips

Secure Encrypted Softing Symbol File

  • Creation of encrypted symbol files for import into Softing products
  • Output of exported symbols into encrypted secure .sdfi file
  • Full protection of Siemens project as only symbol information is stored
  • Chance to assign of read / write attributes for exported symbols at later stage

Perfect Addition to Softing Products

  • Software usable with dataFEED OPC Suite, dataFEED OPC Server Siemens, uaGate SI/840D, edgeGate, edgeConnector Siemens/840D and echocollect e/r/m
  • Installation of Exporter on the TIA computer required for export (Openness interface)
  • Free of charge when using Softing products
  • Supporting all current Windows operating systems as well as virtual environments

Technical Data

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Supported controllers Siemens S7-300/400/1200/1500 and SINUMERIK 840D/ONE
Supported engineering tools SIMATIC STEP 7, TIA-Portal V13/V14/V15/V16/V17/V18/V19 including Service Packs
Supported data types Bool, Byte, Char, Word, Int, DWord, Dint, Real, Date, Time_Of_Day, Time, S5Time, Date_And_Time, String, UInt, USInt, UDInt, Sint, Array, Struct, 0xFFFF (Folder)
Supported operation systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 10 IoT, Windows 11,
Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016,
Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2022
Suitable for echocollect e/r/m, uaGate SI/840D, edgeGate, Industrial IoT Starter Kit, dataFEED OPC Suite, OPC Server Siemens, edgeConnector Siemens/840D
Minimum system requirements 100 MB free space, 1 GHz CPU, 2 GB RAM
Licensing Free of charge when using Softing products


Support Videos

How-To Export Symbol Data from STEP7 and TIA-Projects


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