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As you have probably already heard, the latest release of Citect SCADA 2018 introduces an intuitive, streamlined SCADA solution that reshapes the operational experience and provides richer context in addressing Abnormal Situational Management (ASM) across a variety of industrial applications. In conjunction with this release, we’ve implemented a number of highly-requested features from the ideas@SCADA forum, demonstrating our continued commitment to our you, our customers, and what’s important to you.

The ideas that have been implemented in Citect SCADA 2018 can be grouped into the following four areas;

 

1. Situational Awareness

Aligned with the theme of the 2018 release, we’ve delivered a new Situational Awareness framework for page design and operations called the Workspace, as well as a new library of Situational Awareness objects including Meters, Drives, Valves, and more. This library includes some items focused on Mining, Metals, and Minerals customers, but otherwise is very general purpose and aimed at customers from all backgrounds.

The new Workspace has facilitated an update of common pages where we’ve taken the opportunity to add the TreeView within Process Analyst allowing you to browse Tags, Alarms and Trends for easy selection and display. The TreeView is also available within the new Alarm Page. Finally, we’ve added support for Alarm Groups and Alarm Hierarchy to make it easy to see if an alarm group has active alarms.

 

2. Graphics Builder Enhancements

There’s been a number of enhancements made to Graphics Builder for the 2018 release, including support for you to Reference Graphics Objects by name in place of an animation number, helpful for Genie design where the final animation number is not always known when creating a Genie. We’ve also added a number of keyboard shortcuts to make graphics editing simpler and easier, including Selecting All Objects with Ctrl+A, and Grouping and Ungrouping Objects.

 

3. Cicode Enhancements

We’ve included a set of functions that allow you to create arrays that use up to three dimensions (x,y,z). This can offer performance benefits when handling large amounts of data, for example, when generating an alarms list.

 

4. Drivers

Leading up to the release of Citect SCADA 2018 we announced the availability of OPC-UA connectivity with a native OPC-UA Client Driver. This is available for download from DriverWeb, and can be installed alongside existing Citect SCADA 2016 systems and new Citect SCADA 2018 systems.

 

Thanks for your continued support in posting, discussing and evolving your ideas with other users on the ideas@SCADA forum!

Software Update

In line with our ongoing commitment to continuous improvement and optimizing the performance of our software, we are pleased to announce the availability of Citect SCADA 2016* Update – July 10, 2018.

 

This release builds on our previous version of the software, with specific fixes and enhancements to the following functionalities:

  • Alarm System
  • Cicode
  • Citect Studio
  • Localisation
  • Process Analyst

 

  • Download the latest Citect SCADA 2016 Update here.
  • Read the full release notes for this update here.

 

*Please note, in Citect SCADA 2016 the term ‘Update’ replaces the former ‘Patch’ release terminology similarly referring to the availability of the latest version of the software, comprising a consolidation of all prior enhancements and updates following the product’s initial release.

Citect SCADA Schneider Electric’s leading industrial process SCADA, is a key pillar within the Monitoring & Control layer of our Industrial Software Portfolio, helping customers optimize their digital transformation journeys with a full 360 degree actionable view across the entire value chain.

 

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Monthly software updates are available to customers with a valid support agreement. Should you be interested in finding out more about our Customer FIRST Support program and/or have any queries regarding this software update, don’t hesitate to contact our Global SCADA & MES Support team.

UPDATE (12 June 2018): Please note, this issue has been resolved in the June 2018 rolling patch for Citect SCADA 2016 and CitectSCADA / Vijeo Citect 2015, available to download here.

24 May 2018

While work is ongoing to formally rectify the incompatibility issue within the Sentinel USB Licensing mechanism, we have validated a work-around that can be implemented by affected customers in the interim. Further information regarding updates/patches to rectify this issue will be published as soon as they are available.

The Citect32.exe program can be configured to run in compatibility mode for Windows 8, which has been validated to resolve this issue for the below product releases:

  • Citect SCADA 2016
  • Citect SCADA 2016 May 11th 2018 Update
  • CitectSCADA 2015 SP1
  • CitectSCADA 2015 SP1 Patch 29
  • Vijeo Citect 2015 SP1
  • Vijeo Citect 2015 SP1 Patch 29

Compatibility Mode is expected to work for all other Updates/Patch releases for the above versions, but we have not been able to test every combination. Compatibility Mode is available within the Compatibility tab of the Properties dialog (see image below) for Citect32.exe. Depending on your configuration, it may be necessary to use the Change settings for all users option at the bottom of the dialog box.

For any questions or concerns regarding the above, please don’t hesitate to contact our Global SCADA & MES Support team

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Software Update

In line with our ongoing commitment to continuous improvement and optimizing the performance of our software, we are pleased to announce the availability of Vijeo Citect 2015 Service Pack 1 - Patch 31 update - July 2018.

 

This release builds on our previous version of the software, with specific fixes and enhancements to the following functionalities:

  • Alarm System
  • Cicode
  • Citect Studio
  • Localisation
  • Process Analyst

 

  • Download the latest Vijeo Citect 2015 Service Pack 1 - Patch 31 here.
  • Read the full release notes for this update here.

 

*Please note, in Citect SCADA 2016 the term ‘Update’ replaces the former ‘Patch’ release terminology similarly referring to the availability of the latest version of the software, comprising a consolidation of all prior enhancements and updates following the product’s initial release.

 

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Monthly software updates are available to customers with a valid support agreement. Should you be interested in finding out more about our Customer FIRST Support program and/or have any queries regarding this software update, don’t hesitate to contact our Global SCADA & MES Support team.

Software Update

In line with our ongoing commitment to continuous improvement and optimizing the performance of our software, we are pleased to announce the availability of Citect SCADA 2016* Update – June 12, 2018.

 

This release builds on our previous version of the software, with specific fixes and enhancements to the following functionalities:

  • Alarm System
  • Backup Restore
  • Cicode
  • Deployment
  • Graphics Builder
  • Licensing
  • Process Analyst
  • Reporting System

 

  • Download the latest Citect SCADA 2016 Update here.
  • Read the full release notes for this update here.

 

*Please note, in Citect SCADA 2016 the term ‘Update’ replaces the former ‘Patch’ release terminology similarly referring to the availability of the latest version of the software, comprising a consolidation of all prior enhancements and updates following the product’s initial release.

Citect SCADA Schneider Electric’s leading industrial process SCADA, is a key pillar within the Monitoring & Control layer of our Industrial Software Portfolio, helping customers optimize their digital transformation journeys with a full 360 degree actionable view across the entire value chain.

 

Join the Discussion on LinkedIn

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Keep up to date on our latest software news and insights by subscribing to our dedicated LinkedIn group. This public group is open to likeminded industry professionals interested in exchanging experiences and sharing best practices, as well as receiving notifications and communications on our latest software updates, enhancements and new releases.

 

Monthly software updates are available to customers with a valid support agreement. Should you be interested in finding out more about our Customer FIRST Support program and/or have any queries regarding this software update, don’t hesitate to contact our Global SCADA & MES Support team.

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