TIA Selection Tool – quick, easy, smart configuration

For you to get the most out of our portfolio quickly and easily

Do you always need the optimum configuration for planning your project? Of course you do! For your application we offer the TIA Selection Tool to support all project planners, beginners and experts alike. No detailed portfolio knowledge is necessary. TIA Selection Tool is available for download as a free desktop version or a cloud variant. 


Your Advantages

TIA Selection Tool (desktop version)
TIA Selection Tool (cloud)
Operating systems
starting at Windows 10
Browser application (latest version: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge)
Supported devices
PC, Tablet from 7"
Recommended resolution (minimum)
1920×1080 pixels
1920×1080 pixels
Save projects locally
Siemens Industry Mall login (registration necessary)
Save projects in cloud (after login possible)
Download projects from cloud (after login possible)
Share projects (after login possible)
Plant configuration
Safety Evaluation
Network view, Topology view, Plants and installation locations, Planning sketches, 24V consumer view, Drive views, Main Circuit
Network view, Topology view, Plants and installation locations
External interfaces
Industry Mall, TIA Portal (AML), ECAD-Systems (AML), CAx download manager, tender specifications texts
Industry Mall, TIA Portal (AML), ECAD-Systems (AML), CAx download manager, tender specifications texts
EPLAN generation
Export order list
Library (store frequently used device configurations and reuse them)
Industries Solutions
Drive technology
Drive dimensioning (> 48 V with SIZER integrated in the TIA Selection Tool)
Drive dimensioning (>48V with SIZER 3 - additional installation required)
SIMATIC MICRO-DRIVE Drive dimensioning  (<= 48V)
Industrial controls
Load Feeder Configuration+ (IEC / UL) with cable and short circuit dimensioning
SIRIUS Load Feeder Configurator IEC /UL
Infeed system 3RV29
Other devices
manage other devices

Tutorials on functionality and operation

The Software TIA Selection Tool guides users quickly and easily to error-free device selection and configuration in every automation project. In the tutorials, we show you tips and tricks for important functions in the TIA Selection Tool in just a few minutes. Select the topics that are relevant to you - we explain how you can achieve the desired result quickly, easily and intelligently.

The most important functions - Basics

Interplay of the desktop and the online version

In this video tutorial we will show you how you can exploit the seemless interplay between the desktop and the online version of the TIA Selection Tool to add even more efficency to your work processes.

TIA Selection Tool cloud

In this video tutorial we would like to introduce you to the TIA Selection Tools browser based version TST cloud. 

It is a version that must not need to be installed and was developed exclusively for mobile devices.

Display prices

In TIA Selection Tool it is now possible to switch between the list price and your personal customer price. All you need is a Siemens Industry Mall account. Whether in the configurator, in the order list, in export files or in product overviews - the choice is yours.


The migration wizard of the TIA Selection Tool allows just with some clicks to migrate the configurations of the S7-300 and S7-400 to 

S7-1500, the ET 200S to ET 200SP and the ET 200M to ET 200MP.


This mini tutorial will show you how to use the library function. 

The library is a personalized catalouge in which you can save device configuration for later use in projects.

Generate your own brochure from TIA Selection Tool

Your generated brochures are always up-to-date due to monthly updates. They contain linked part numbers that lead directly to the product in TIA Selection Tool. And if you are logged on to the Industry Mall you will also see country specific prices. (*Please note that we are working with fictitious prices in this video.)

Functions for special requirements

Plant Configuration

The TIA Selection Tool considerably simplifies the structuring of a plant configuration: Set up a plant project that matches your requirements in just a few minutes!

24V DC Load View

Manually calculating consumption values, keeping reserves in mind, comparing requirements, and checking various configuration options? That's a thing of the past – now, thanks to the TIA Selection Tool, you can add correctly designed SITOP power supplies conveniently and securely to your projects.

Projects export to TIA Portal

In this video tutorial we will show you how to export projects from the TIA-Selection-Tool into the engineering framework TIA Portal. 

We also show you the reverse procedure.

Option handling

The configuration control or the co-called option handling enables you to expand the basic configuration of your project with specific alternative configurations. Learn how to set up modular configurations in a single project in no time, using the TIA Selection Tool.

Plants and installation locations

In this mini tutorial we show you the function "Plants and installation locations". With the implemented reference identifier, you structure your equipment in accordance with EN 81346 standard. With this labelling system all objects in your plant can be uniquely identified.

Safety Evaluation TIA Selection Tool

Safety Evaluation with TIA Selection Tool makes it even faster and more convenient to draw up proofs of safety in accordance with IEC 62061 and ISO 13849-1. The additional functions offered by the TIA Selection Tool make the job of assessing your machine’s safety functions less time-consuming and more flexible.

From TIA Selection Tool to EPLAN in 6 steps

This video shows the EPLAN circuit diagram export in TIA Selection Tool in 6 easy steps. All you need is the free TIA Selection Tool - Desktop Version (Download: siemens.com/tst) and EPLAN Electric P8. You can work on your project as usual and order all products in the Siemens Mall. Once you have imported the automatically generated circuit diagrams into EPLAN, you can continue working immediately and efficiently.

Configurators / Supplements for special product groups

How to configure SIMATIC Software Controller with SIMATIC IPC (Microbox PC) 

The free configurator TIA Selection Tool is designed to help you find the right SIMATIC IPC for your SIMATIC Software Controller.

TIA Selection Tool - How to find and configure Siemens IPCs?

This video shows how to configure the BOX PC SIMATIC IPC127E using the free application TIA Selection Tool.

How to configure a BRAUMAT/SISTAR process control system with TIA Selection Tool in just a few steps.

Run the desktop version of TIA Selection Tool and configure your devices. Save your shopping cart as a file or export it directly to Siemens Industry Mall!

SIZER - Drive Dimensioning with the TIA Selection Tool: Geared motor including mechanics

Drive Dimensioning with SIZER: Geared motor including mechanics Engineering and design tool SIZER - Drive design with the TIA Selection Tool Model, dimension and configure drives - Fast, transparent and correct for dimensioning and configuring Siemens drive systems. The core elements of a completely integrated drive system are the motor, frequency inverter and gear. With the drive dimensioning in the TIA Selection Tool, you can quickly and transparently find the right drive solution for you.

Drive dimensioning

Product selection and drive design combined in a single tool.

We will show you how you can use the TIA Selection Tool not only to configure your system, but also to design your drives simply and safely. For this purpose, the drive dimensioning integrated in the TIA Selection Tool is used.

Drive dimensioning (via SIZER V3.x import)

You can use the interface for "SIZER for Siemens Drives" to switch from the TIA Selection Tool to SIZER in order to configure your drive solution, including controller and motion control. You can then apply the configuration to the TIA Selection Tool and complete it there.

SIRIUS modular system

Simple device selection with the TIA Selection Tool

The video shows how to get with a few clicks to the right product of the SIRIUS modular system in the TIA Selection Tool. 

• Filtering according to all technical characteristics 

• Display and selection of the suitable accessories

Dimensioning of Load Feeders in only 30 seconds

As of now, you can select the suitable switching and protection devices for your motor with the Load Feeder Configurator+ (IEC) in the TIA Selection Tool and it will automatically provide you with the cable cross-sections and short-circuit values for fuseless load feeders. Dimensioning your feeders has never been easier and more reliable!


With just a few clicks to the new switching device

Simple device selection with the TIA Selection Tool

The video shows how to get with a few clicks to the right product of the SIRIUS modular system in the TIA Selection Tool. 

  • Filtering according to all technical characteristics 
  • Display and selection of the suitable accessories
  • up to the entire system configuration such as for the SIRIUS Modular System, Simocode or SIRIUS Act


Make use of the compact IO system SIMATIC ET 200AL that allows the connection of sensors and actuators in extremely restricted places. We show you how to configure our distributed I/O with protection rating IP65/67 and integrate it into your automation solution with the TIA Selection Tool.


Using IO-Link in switchboards and on the field level simplifies the integration of sensors and actuators. It ensures maximal consistency and efficiency on the last steps to the process. With The TIA Selection Tool, we show you a clever and easy way to connect components using the IO-Link communication system.


AS-Interface represents an open and manufacturer-independent bus system. Actuators and sensors are connected to controllers via an unshielded 2-wire line – with simultaneous transmission of data and energy. We show you how to clearly structure your field level with the manufacturer-neutral fieldbus standard in the TIA Selection Tool and connect it to the automation level.

Offline / Standalone Version (Windows 10)


  1. Storage location for the TIA Selection Tool
    We deliver the TIA Selection Tool as a ZIP archive. It only needs to be unpacked. You do not need special installation rights.
    However, the storage location must not be in a Windows system directory! Please do NOT unpack the tool here: C:\Windows, C:\ProgramData, C:\Program Files and C:\Program Files (x86)
  2. Although it is possible to store the tool on a remote network folder, we recommend storing it on a local drive. Problems can occur here if the connection is interrupted. Performance problems are also possible.
  3. It is also possible to run the tool from a USB flash drive or a USB drive. However, performance problems may occur here.
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The TIA SELECTION TOOL and all its editions are made available to you at no charge. We therefore do not assume any warranty, in particular for the accuracy, correctness, completeness, availability or usability of this tool. Our liability for damages resulting from using the examples, help notes, programs, configuration and performance data, etc. described in this TIA SELECTION TOOL and all its editions regardless of the legal background is excluded unless required by law, e.g. in cases of willful misconduct, gross negligence, personal injury or death, failure to achieve guaranteed characteristics or fraudulent concealment of a defect or in case of breach of fundamental contractual obligations. Distribution or reproduction of this TIA SELECTION TOOL and all its editions or excerpts from it is prohibited unless expressly permitted by Siemens. The latest firmware and hardware versions are configured in the TIA Selection Tool.


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