Virtual Plant Simulation and Software PLC in ONE Software Tool

This page describes SPS-VISU for S7-300 PLCs (and compatible PLCs). If you want to work with a S7-1200 or LOGO! you need SPS-VISU Micro.

What can you do with SPS-VISU?

Create a virtual machine/plant with the integrated construction kit.

The virtual plant has virtual sensors and actuators.

Connect the virtual plant with the integrated S7- or S5-Software PLC to make a virtual commissioning.

So you don't need any hardware to simulate the PLC program and the virtual plant.


In a second simulation mode you can connect the virtual plant with a real S7-PLC (S7-300, S7-400, Pro-Edition only).

SPS-VISU writes the virtual sensors to the real PLC and read the states of the outputs to dynamize the virtual actuators.

In this case the integrated Software-PLC is not used.


SPS-VISU can be used for PLC training purposes.

Professional users can use SPS-VISU to find hidden logical bugs in the PLC program.


The most important facts:

Key features:

  • Create a virtual plant with the integrated editor
  • Software-PLC for S7-300 included (compatible with WinSPS-S7, Step7 V5.x and TIA Portal V11 from SIEMENS)
  • Software-PLC for S5-PLC included (compatible with Step5 from SIEMENS)
  • You can use SPS-VISU with WinSPS-S7, Step7 V5.x or TIA Portal V11,V12,V13 from SIEMENS
  • Communication between SPS-VISU and Step7 V5.5 or TIA Portal V11,V12,V13  via TCP/IP
  • You don't need a real PLC for simulation (see Simulation Mode 1)
  • Simulation Mode 1: SPS-VISU simulate the S7-PLC program and the virtual sensors and actuators of the plant
  • Simulation Mode 2: SPS-VISU simulate only the plant (virtual sensors and actuators) and synchronizes the simulated IO's with the real S7-PLC
  • Create virtual plant with ease (no script language, configuration over simple dialogs)


SPS-VISU is available in different editions:

Edition Software-PLC
(max. lines of code in a cycle)

Connection to

a real S7-PLC

Compatible with

WinSPS-S7, Step7,



Starter Edition
1000 No
Yes 20€
Standard-Edition app. 80000 No Yes 59€
Pro-Edition app. 80000 Yes Yes 349€

Classroom licence


app. 80000 Yes Yes 699€

Multiple Classroom licence


app. 80000 Yes Yes 999€

SPS-VISU Gallery


How to build a virtual machine with SPS-VISU?


Can be used with the following operating systems:

  • Windows 10 (32- and 64 Bit)
  • Windows 8 (32- and 64 Bit)
  • Windows 7 (32- and 64 Bit)
  • Windows XP (32 Bit)
  • For all Editions: Home, Pro, Ultimate

Multi-Language Software:

  • German
  • English


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
  • Q: Can I replace the projects (plants) between SPS-VISU and SPS-VISU Micro?
    A: Yes this works, because both programs has the same project structure
  • Q: Do i need a real PLC to simulate my PLC program?
    A: No you don't need any hardware. Only "SPS-VISU Micro" needs the device to simulate the virtual plant

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