EPLAN Software & Service GmbH & Co., a provider software for global engineering solutions, has released 2.6 version of EPLAN Platform P8. With the new EPLAN Platform, version 2.6, users benefit from substantial engineering features that can easily be integrated into everyday work processes, including new functions for terminal design and project data management, the representation of piping in fluid power engineering, and optimised IT integration.
English, German, Japanese and Chinese: EPLAN software previously ‘spoke’ just seventeen languages. With the new version 2.6, Turkish has been added to the software languages – after all, EPLAN has been running its own affiliate company in Istanbul since 2014. There are also numerous technical upgrades in the newest version. Used accessories can now easily be depicted when processing and managing terminal strips. Furthermore, automatically or manually defined jumpers can also be easily identified. Users also have the possibility to display the current terminal status as it is represented in the Navigator. Yet another improvement: a new connection-oriented view quickly shows which terminal connections are still free and therefore available. Aside from these functionalities making designing simpler, they also significantly accelerate design engineering processes.
Managing Projects and Project Data
Using the Quick Input Filter for project management makes it even easier to process and manage projects and project data. Subprojects are freely definable and can be saved at will, and there is more flexibility in name allocation. For instance, users can only update the main project instead of storing subprojects with the goal of bringing the main project up to date. In project structure management, certain structures can be searched for and revised throughout the entire project, which considerably simplifies project oversight. The definition of sequencing pages for print or PDF outputs has also been appreciably enhanced – and users also benefit from faster results in this area.
Piping/Hose Lines in 3D
For hydraulics and pneumatics, for cooling and lubrication: numerous applications require the use of pipes or hose lines to transport media such as air or oil. EPLAN Fluid Professional, including the EPLAN Pro Panel add-on, now offers the possibility to represent piping and hydraulic hose lines directly in 3D with complete layout functionality. Design engineers can thus review the layout or for instance the length of the hose lines. An export function is also provided in order to transfer the pipe geometries to an external manufacturing software for pipe bending.
From Preplanning to Detail Engineering
Many new functions were optimised to simplify integrating EPLAN Platform into customers’ existing processes. EPLAN Preplanning now allows data from external sources to be imported. A preview function allows incoming data to be verified before being imported. Differences are easy to recognise and even previously deleted objects can now easily be found and removed from preplanning and detail engineering. This represents the next step toward more data consistency and data continuity within design engineering – from preplanning through to detail engineering.
Better IT Integration
User management has also become easier: existing users can simply be imported into an IT infrastructure instead of having to create a new user. EPLAN user rights management was expanded with support for Active Directory. The use of SQL databases has also been made simpler: a selection list of available SQL databases is available from which to select the correct one.
About EPLAN EEC One
The use of EPLAN Engineering Configuration One (EEC One) is the first step on the road towards automation. In electrical and fluid engineering pre-defined standards such as circuit board elements or value sets are automatically collated into a wiring diagram based on Excel, thus simplifying machine design. In control cabinet and switchgear engineering, in EEC One combined with EPLAN Pro Panel, predefined 3D assembly layouts and more flexible control systems have reduced the time needed for the virtual configuration and assembly of mounting levels in control cabinets. Customers striving to standardise processes and data in engineering will benefit from this automation over the long term.
About EPLAN Software & Service GmbH & Co.
At EPLAN, we have been developing electrical CAD software for 30 years. As a subsidiary of Rittal within the Friedhelm Loh conglomerate, we are aim to provide users with efficient engineering solutions to enhance their electrical design. With a presence in over 50 countries across the globe, a professional electrical engineering consultancy service is always close to hand, regardless of your companies location. More than 40,000 customers-from international firms to sole traders, throughout a range of industries, are using our electrical CAD solutions to enhance their electrical design processes.
Product: EPLAN P8 EEC One
Supported Architectures: 64bit
System Requirements: PC
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7even / 8.x / 10
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