Simulating TCP/IP Communications using PLCSim Advanced

Communications are a large part of the vast majority of industrial systems. While designing these systems, you’ll find the need to test them to check their good working without relying on actual hardware. Yet, making a simulated PLC communicate with an external device is impossible using TIA Portal’s PLCSim. The solution Siemens offers is PLCSim Advanced, a powerful PLC simulator that integrates a virtual network adapter for external communications. 

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