Desigo Engineering Framework enables the realization of high-performing buildings with a single engineering tool

Desigo Engineering Framework

Plan, engineer, install, commission, and operate highly reliable and efficient building automation systems with the Desigo Engineering Framework 
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One engineering framework for many products

The needs and requirements of buildings are becoming more and more complex. The same goes for their functionality and efficiency. To overcome this growing complexity Siemens has developed the Desigo Engineering Framework. From field devices to room and automation controls, integration has never been so straight forward. A wide range of products can be engineered easily and efficiently.

Desigo Engineering Framework

Desigo Engineering framework combines everything you need, to plan, engineer, install, commission and operate. From field devices, to automation controllers, up to building management, everything is included. This will allow you to meet your project requirements Better, Faster and Easier.

Overview

All tools freely available

From planning to engineering and commissioning up to maintaining, Desigo Engineering Framework supports your building management system in every phase.

The HIT Portal makes your search for the right products for designing HVAC plants easier and less time-consuming. This simple and intelligent tool will guide you through an intuitive sequence of steps: You can select and document any HVAC control device as an individual product or through a system configuration. Using its library of over 400 preconfigured HVAC applications, HIT will provide you with comprehensive specifications.

ABT Site is the PC-based tool to engineer and commission building automation systems from Siemens. Thanks to proven applications and flexible workflows, ABT Site ensures the creation of high-performing buildings in an efficient manner. 

 

ABT Site is used to define building structures, configure automation networks and devices, report on engineering and commissioning status, configure room automation applications, automation stations and intelligent field devices, as well as build graphics for Desigo Control Point.

ABT Go is the intuitive mobile tool for commissioning and maintenance tasks of devices used in building automation and control systems from Siemens. ABT Go complements the project delivery process by conveniently enabling the commissioning and maintenance of automation devices on BACnet/IP. 

 

ABT Go can be used for fast and intuitive point testing and diagnostics including reporting, easy alarm handling to find and remove disturbances, and parametrize and assign KNX PL-Link devices.

Benefits

Engineering on the next level

A single tool for the entire engineering process of high-performing buildings: Desigo Engineering Famework puts everything you need right at your fingertips.
Cloud connectivity

Cloud connectivity for remote access

Remote access via the cloud allows remote engineering, operation, monitoring, and diagnostics.

Save time and gain flexibility

Thanks to an integrated cloud connectivity* and onboard web interface, you can access your system anytime, from anywhere. This allows comfortable remote engineering, operation, monitoring, diagnostics, and appropriate actions. By accessing your controllers remotely, you have more flexibility and can save time.

 

*subject to regional availability

Get your project started the right way

Interested in getting your devices properly engineered and commissioned right from the beginning? Searching for the right HVAC products for your plant? Looking for fast and less time-consuming processes? We offer you outstanding flexibility, user-friendly interfaces and intuitive applications while maintaining the highest efficiency from start to end.

The HIT Portal makes your search for the right products easier and less time-consuming

Using its library of over 400 preconfigured HVAC applications for standard controllers, HIT will provide you with a comprehensive specification: This typically includes a plant diagram, list of material, technical documentation for each device, as well as pricing.

Simple programming

The new programming editor allows the user to create her or his own programs, either from scratch or based on a program sample from the library. Once a program is complete, the user can conveniently store it back to the library for reuse in future projects.

 

The function blocks are color coded and exhibit only the pins that are needed in most cases, in order to make the program easy to understand for the user.

 

Additionally, it is possible to go online with the editors and apply program changes to the controller in a very fast manner. While online, program and input values can be made visible and pin connections are color coded for fast and simple diagnostics.

Modbus integration

ABT Site provides a new Modbus editor for simple and fast Modbus device integration for PXC4 and PXC5 devices. It is possible to engineer and configure Modbus RTU and TCP devices from scratch or via the library, which already contains numerous Siemens Modbus device templates.

 

Moreover, it is possible to reuse existing TX OPEN Modbus device configurations by using an IOOPT file import. Own configurations can be saved in a local library, which may also be exported and shared.

 

A Modbus diagnostic tool also allows to capture Modbus trace information for analysis by experts.

Application templates customizable to your needs

Customizing our proven application templates could not be easier thanks to ABT Site: simply select what is needed from the drop-down lists for each item, for example, to select the desired room unit or valve control type. Benefit from lab tested experience.

Fast graphics creation

Need to visualize the equipment in your building? Graphics creation for Desigo Control Point is accelerated thanks to an extensive library. Graphics matching to our application templates are automatically adjusted based on your selected configuration. Additional changes or new graphics can be created from scratch using an extensive symbol library and intuitive workflow.

Product data at your fingertips

Searching for a data sheet or installation guide? Simply scan the 2D code, which can be found on the product with Scan to HIT and get access to technical documents and specifications for thousands of products. Available in the Apple App store and Google Play store now.

Programming in one-click with ABT Go

Reduce the time spent doing repetitive tasks. If you have configured one device correctly and want the same configuration elsewhere, ABT Go has you covered. Using a simple copy-paste action, it is possible to replicate the functionality of one device to another, even when the two devices are not physically connected. A time saving solution for projects with, for example, multiple Heat Recovery Ventilation units.

Fast and convenient point testing

Trying to keep track of your commissioning progress? ABT Go is a user-friendly app that makes point testing fast and efficient. Simply download the app, connect to the wireless network, discover the devices and start testing. Once complete, the test results can be exported and shared using any communication or storage app on your device. 

 

High quality progress documentation

 

As part of the point testing procedure in ABT Go, it is possible to attach photographs, using the device’s native camera. These pictures can then be included in the exported commissioning report, providing the best documentation to quickly resolve any defects.

Remote engineering via cloud

The PXC4 and PXC5 have built-in connectivity for a suite of cloud-based services – no extra VPN server required. One of the most important of these services is direct remote access from ABT Site or your web browser to PXC4 and PXC5 devices. Hence, most service jobs can be done remotely, without the need to drive on site.

 

This functionality requires a valid subscription and is subject to regional availability. 

Desigo building automation system from Siemens

Desigo – the state-of-the-art building automation system

The Desigo building automation system from Siemens is a highly flexible and scalable offering. It helps building owners to increase productivity, health and happiness besides keeping users safe and secure. Discover the full scope of benefits and functionalities for your use case.

 

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