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Upload Option Disabled in Siemens PLC

How to upload the PLC ladder logic program in Siemens PLC if the upload option (icon) is disabled? Let’s learn with our tutorial.

This article is about uploading the PLC program using Simatic manager if the upload icon is disabled or not working.

Upload Option Disabled in Siemens PLC

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Normally we face this problem when we download a trial version of the software or we forget to download the related software.

Follow the below step to run your program without any use of the upload icon.

Step 1:

Open Simatic manager. Configure devices and open programming environment.

Step 2:

Let for sake of example, take our famous DOL starter program which I want to test.

After writing the program, I realize that my upload icon is disabled.

DOL starter ladder logic program

Step 3:

Open the simulator.

Uploading Program in Simatic Manager

Step 4:

To run the program, open Simatic manager environment as shown in the below window.

Click on the “online” icon as you can see in the below window.

Upload Option Disabled in Siemens PLC

Step 5:

Clicking on online will open up another window. Click on the split icon shown in the red square to split both windows.

Offline window on the left side and online window on the right side.

In the online window, all the blocks are inbuilt system blocks.

Simatic Manager Offline window

Step 6:

Now simply drag “OB1” from the left side window to the right side online window.

The following pop-up will open. Click “yes” to proceed.

Insert Organization Block

Step 7:

As you can see “OB1” is added to the online window. Uploading is done. Now test the logic.

Uploading Siemens Manager

Step 8:

The program is running perfectly fine.

How to Upload PLC Program in Siemens PLC if Upload Icon is Disabled

Author: Suhel Patel

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