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New version of EPLAN Electric

EPLAN recently unveiled the new EPLAN Electric P8 2.0 electrical controls design software, in beta version. The software offers practical potential for more project reliability, functionality and speed. The quality of all documentation is guaranteed by active check functions and the system automatically prevents incorrect data from being entered.

The new 'protected device' function, ensures that all project parts are retained, even in the case of graphic delete commands. Active protection of project data is freely defined in the parts definitions in the EPLAN platform. The new Machinery Directive requirement for reliable, understandable project documentation has been implemented in a practical way.

Addresses are central identifiers, even in PLC design, which is found in all automation concepts today. In addition to address-oriented or DT working methods, PLC components can also be designed in a channel-oriented manner, making it easier to keep track of large projects and is consistent with current high-end design working methods.

Using the additional 'Netbased Wiring' model, an exciting approach to wiring allows the definition of detailed connections within a network at database level, irrespective of the graphical representation. In the schematic, logical point wiring instead of target wiring will be shown with the advantage that both working methods, netbased wiring and target-oriented wiring, can be used in the project to suit the best working method for highest possible efficiency.

The new version also features extended CAD functions in the area of free graphics which now guarantee clear production specifications. Trimming and chamfering, as well as perpendicular and tangential design, are some of the functions that support detailed representations for mechanical production.

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