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EPLAN your Engineering

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The Legacy of Innovation
With EPLAN Electric P8, we take you to a new dimension in electrical design automation
where your ability to create, manage and document your controls hardware projects
will reach new levels of efficiency, flexibility and global integration. You will gain
unprecedented productivity, quality and accuracy in the design of your electrical
schematics and all associated reports, lists and forms.
EPLAN Electric P8 is database driven software developed from the fundamental
principle of continuous time and cost saving through elimination of repetitive data
entry and ultimate flexibility in design methods.
From the essential design automation functions that have long been in the core of
our software to the latest groundbreaking innovations such as the ability to use
electrical design data in other functional areas of your company, you can expect
an ideal combination of software power and customer care from EPLAN.
The numbers speak for themselves 15,000 customers with 54,000 installations
around the world in nearly two decades. As a long-time subsidiary of Rittal and
part of the multi-billion pound Friedhelm Loh group of companies, we can offer
the stability and continuous development in line with market requirements that you
look for in a complete solutions provider to support your business goals worldwide.
Choose the leader in electrical CAE software.
Choose EPLAN!
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Discover the NEXT
GENERATION of EPLAN Software
Macro Variant Technology
Building on the proven time saving benefit of EPLAN macros, EPLAN Electric P8 goes
one step further. You now have the ability to insert sections of circuits (macros) with
up to eight graphical variants containing pre-engineered data. For example, you
can insert a macro of a motor starter circuit and select the variant containing the
schematic representation as well as the appropriate engineering data for sizing the
circuit breakers, fuses, overloads, forward/reversing starter, etc. EPLAN Electric P8
will then apply all of the pre-engineered data from that variant to your design.
True Multi-User Access
For the first time different EPLAN users will have the ability to simultaneously work
on the same project and instantly view the changes made by the others in real
time. This is collaborative engineering at its best.
Standards Conversion
EPLAN Electric P8 lets you change schematics drawn according to European standards
into North American standards and vice versa by automatically switching the symbols
and orientation of your drawings.
Pre-Schematic Engineering
EPLAN Electric P8 provides the flexibility to work in the order your design process
dictates. Start with a single line drawing, a BOM, a mounting panel or a schematic
and EPLAN Electric P8 will seamlessly integrate and cross-reference all project
data. No more restrictions on how to proceed through your design.
Bus Topology Representation
EPLAN Electric P8 will allow you to accurately and logically represent
devices connected through any bus topology and manage their
relationships.
Complete Unicode Compatibility
With EPLAN Electric P8, you can submit your schematics in any
language. From Chinese wiring diagrams to Russian bills of materials,
everything is translated to make it even easier to collaborate with
your international partners.
Single-/Multi-line Drawings
EPLAN Electric P8 represents the connectivity of devices in single-
and/or multi-line environments and manages all the properties of your
conductors while switching back and navigating through your project.
Intelligent Parts Selection and Management
EPLAN Electric P8 provides intelligent parts selection and error reduction by enabling
the complete definition of electrical functionality. For example, you can choose a
component with an appropriate number of connection points based on that com-
ponent's pre-defined logical electrical characteristics and your design requirements.
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Design Automation
Seamless and Complete EPLAN 5 and EPLAN 21 Project Import
Project Creation Wizard
Predefined or User Defined Project, Page, Standard-Sheet,
Form, Symbol File and Macro Templates
Quick & Easy Editing of Page and Project Properties
Smart Connect - Automatic Line/Wire Connection/Break/Mend
including Diagonal and Perpendicular
T-Connectors for Wire Sequence Tracking
Macro Variant and Placeholder Technology
Built-in IEC, DIN Symbol Library with 8 Symbol Variants
Built-in ANSI, JIC, NFPA Symbol Library with 8 Symbol Variants
Automatic JIC DIN Electrical Standards Conversion
Automatic Wire Numbering in Customisable Format
Automatic Device Tagging in Customisable Format
Automatic Processing with Scripts
Pre-Engineering by Starting Design from a BOM or a Mounting Panel
Online Cross-Referencing
Interruption Points, Contacts, Symbols and Components
Single-Line Multi-Line
Multi-Line Mounting Panel
Electrical EPLAN Fluid Pages
Electrical EPLAN PPE Pages
Parts Management with over 50,000 Part Numbers and Extensive
Part Properties
Single-Line, Multi-Line, Overview, Mounting Panel and Fluid
Power Drawings
Intelligent Device Selection for all Electrical Parts
Graphical Editor with Extensive Editing & Drawing Functions
Fast and Easy Navigation with GoTo or Search Function
PLC Wizard for PLC I/O
Project-wide Parts Placement on Panel Layout
Quick Identification of & Direct Access to Respective Project Data
via Navigators
Search & Replace Page or Device Property Values & Formats
Warning for too Many Wires Connected to a Terminal
Mass-Editing of Connection Data in Excel
Copy / Cut & Paste between Pages and Projects with Auto Update
Undo/Redo Unlimited Number of Actions
Multiple Graphical Editors for Simultaneous Display of Different Pages
Graphical Preview of Pages, Symbols, Macros, Devices, Cables,
Plugs, etc.
Drag & Drop Macros from Windows

Explorer to Schematic Pages


Error Checking for over 230 Possible Logical and Design Errors
Tool Tips and Context Sensitive Help Menu
Fully Customisable Layer Creation for Selective Display of
Project Data
Automatic Line, Radius, Angle, etc. Dimensioning
Graphical or Object Oriented Design Approach
Read/Write API's (Application Programming Interface) in
DotNet, C++ and Java
E PL AN E l e c t r i c P8 ...
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Reports & Diagrams
Interactive Title Page / Cover Sheet
Automatic Table of Contents
Automatic Cable Overview (Cable List) & Interconnect Diagram
Automatic Terminal Strip Overview & Terminal Diagram
Automatic Pin Chart, Plug Overview & Symbol Overview
Automatic Parts List (BOM) and Device List
Automatic Terminal Connection Diagram & Device Connection Diagram
Automatic Cable Connection Diagram & Pin Connection Diagram
Automatic From-To Wire List
Automatic PLC Diagram & PLC Page
Automatic/Interactive I/O Card Overview
Interactive Potential Overview & Revision Overview
Interactive Structure Identifier Overview
Interactive Physical Tool Layout
Interactive Wire, Device and Cable Tag Lists
Semi Automatic/Interactive Panel Layout with Cross-References
to Schematics and Auto Scaling of Components
Administration
True Multi-User Access & Extensive User Rights Management
Revision Control Management with User Defined Comparison Settings
Available in English, German, Danish, French, Portuguese, Spanish,
and Swedish
Complete Unicode Compatibility for Project Creation and
Translation in Any Language
RDS Network Licensing over LAN, WAN plus Borrow Options
Customisation
Configurable User Interface for Toolbars, Icons, Tool Tips,
Keyboard Shortcuts and Workspaces
Create and Edit Templates, Graphical Forms & Reports, Symbols
and Macros with Variables
Macro Projects for Easy Documentation and Management of
Macro Libraries
Configurable Desktop, Graphical Editor, Schematic Page Settings
Configurable Contact Image Displays
Configurable List- and Tree-View Display Settings
Output, Import/Export, Interface
DXF/DWG Import/Export with Customisable Settings
Smart PDF Export with Customisable Navigation Settings
Import Common Image File Formats, i.e. BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, ICO, TIFF
Export Project Pages as Image File Formats, i.e. BMP, JPG, TIF, GIF
XML Import/Export
Integrate Hyperlinks to External Files or URL's into Design Pages
HTML Export for Web Publishing
CSV Export/Import of Project Data Lists
Copy & Paste between Microsoft

Office Applications
Parts Selection via ODBC, COM or API to Existing MRP Systems
Whether you are looking to reduce your design time by up to 60% or implement a complete
solution that will integrate with your entire engineering process for exponential productivity
gains and cost savings while improving quality, EPLAN Electric P8 scales to fit virtually any
budget and requirements set regardless of your company's size.
AT A GL ANC E
Products
Standard feature + Available as add-on
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Core Design Automation Functions and Associated Reports
Mounting Panel
Overview Reports
Multi-User Access
PLC Processing
Single Line Diagrams
Revision Management
Multi-Language Translation
Graphical Reports
Project Management
Electrical Standards Conversion
User Rights Management
Application Programming Interface (API)
Automated Schematic Generator
Project Reference for standards conformance verification
PLC/Bus Structure Navigation
EPLAN Cabinet
EPLAN Fluid
EPLAN PPE
EPLAN Platform Modules Compact Select Professional
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INTEGRATED ENGINEERING
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EPLAN your Engineering
As a complete engineering design automation solutions provider, we offer a collection
of integrated CAE software products for various disciplines. Through the EPLAN
Platform, a unique data management system which makes seamless information
exchange possible between our electrical, fluid, measurement & control, and
cabinet design products, you will experience a new level of engineering efficiency.
Enter data once and use it as many times as needed. EPLAN Electric P8 gives you
tremendous connectivity power between the electrical design engineering and other
functional areas in your company for added productivity and value. For starters,
you can
forward project BOM to purchasing for accurate and timely
procurement,
forward wire, cable and device tag information to labe
ling software for much quicker results without the risk of
human error,
pinpoint the location of a faulty device on electrical schematic
pages and tool layout for fast troubleshooting in case of
an equipment downtime when every minute counts,
forward from-to wire list to enclosure design software
for automatic routing or to panel build for efficient wiring,
forward I/O data to PLC programming software for
quick and error free processing,
and do so much more all in a suitable format for
direct import/export of the required data.
EPLAN pl at f orm
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Application Programming Interface
Parts Management
Graphical Editor
Viewer
Revision
Foreign languages
Rights Management
Database
Other cross-system functions
Annual Software Support & Service (SWS)
SWS is the fastest and easiest way to continue working with the latest EPLAN technology
and take advantage of expert level application assistance and information. With
SWS, you'll enjoy valuable benefits such as unlimited technical support service via
telephone or email, free software updates and exclusive access to our convenient
Support website.
Training
Our continuing training programs are developed and delivered by expert electrical
engineers with real-world experience to arm you with the knowledge and skills
necessary to remain competitive. We offer basic, advanced, administrator, customised
training programs to meet both your electrical designers' and company's learning
requirements for superior quality and efficiency results.
Professional Services
We offer a unique combination of 20-plus year industry experience and technical
depth of several dozen highly skilled application experts to deliver the benefits of
maximum value generating services. Whether it's to provide you with a roadmap
of sustainable implementation process or to prepare you for the next level of integrated
automation, we will work with you to identify the opportunities to improve your
productivity and outline a plan of action that'll yield tangible bottom line results.
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with EPLAN Interoperability and
SERVICES
We've paralleled our world class electrical design automation software with a variety of
integrated, customer-focused services to ensure a successful implementation of our products
and continued productivity gains for your business.
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Truly Global
ACROSS CONTINENTS
With more than 50 subsidiaries and distributors spanning over six continents, we are
wherever you do business around the world to fully support you and your international
partners.
Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia-
Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Brazil, Canada,
China, Colombia, Croatia, CIS, Czech
Republic, Denmark, Finland, France,
Great Britain, Greece, Germany, Hungary,
India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kuwait,
Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia,
Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands,
New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal,
Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia,
Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey,
Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA,
Venezuela
Headquarter
EPLAN Software & Service GmbH & Co. KG
An der alten Ziegelei 2
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D-40789 Monheim am Rhein
Telefon: +49 (0) 21 73 / 39 64-0
Telefax: +49 (0) 21 73 / 39 64-25
info@eplan.de
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www.eplan.de