Release notes

EPLAN Platform

Product Area Functionality Version
EPLAN Platform Browser window

The Chromium component "CefSharp" has been updated to the current version 105.3.390. This component is used for the display of contents in the browser windows of the EPLAN platform (for example EPLAN Data Portal, EPLAN Cogineer, etc.).

2022 Update6
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

If several structure boxes were placed as polylines next to each other on a project page, it was possible that structure boxes were erroneously recognized as placed within other structure boxes, depending on the position of the corner points. The device tags of these boxes were then nested accordingly. This has been corrected.

2022 Update6
EPLAN API Actions (API)

The graphicallayertable action for the export / import and for the import of layers only worked when the layer management was also open. This has been corrected.

2022 Update6
EPLAN Platform User interface

Under certain conditions, shortcut keys could not be executed or reassigned. This has been corrected.

2022 Update6
EPLAN Platform User interface

During a restart of EPLAN it was possible that the position and/or the width of dialogs changed for a workspace. This has been corrected.

2022 Update6
EPLAN Platform Parts management

The performance has been improved for the Info tab of the parts management when using an SQL parts database.

2022 Update6
EPLAN Platform Macros

If the elements were combined into a block during the creation of macros for the 2D panel layout, used image files (for example *.JPG or *.PNG) were not embedded in the macro. This has been corrected.

2022 Update6
EPLAN Platform Cable

In the cable navigator the list view can now be sorted again by double-clicking one of the column headers.

2022 Update6
EPLAN Platform Macros

If you wanted to generate a part from a device in a macro project and had previously changed the macro name entered at the device, the new macro name was not transferred to the part. This now works again.

2022 Update6
EPLAN Platform Browser window

The Chromium component "CefSharp" has been updated to the current version 105.3.390. This component is used for the display of contents in the browser windows of the EPLAN platform (for example EPLAN Data Portal, EPLAN Cogineer, etc.).

2.9 SP1 Update12
EPLAN API Actions (API)

The graphicallayertable action for the export / import and for the import of layers only worked when the layer management was also open. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update12
EPLAN Platform User interface

Under certain conditions, shortcut keys could not be executed or reassigned. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update12
EPLAN Platform Part selection

When the part selection was opened, a part stored in the Parts tab was not marked under specific conditions if the combination view was selected for the part selection. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update12
EPLAN Platform User interface

The display of the grid has been optimized for high-resolution monitors.

2023 Update1
EPLAN Platform User interface

In the dialog Configure property arrangements, it was previously not possible to select a node in the tree view and to export or delete the property arrangements located under this node. This is now possible.

2023 Update1
EPLAN Platform User interface

Under certain conditions, lines, connection elements and symbols were blurry in the graphical editor. The sharpness of their display in the graphical editor depends on the monitor size in connection with the set screen resolution and the scaling in the Windows settings.

The change in this update achieves improvements when using a scaling of greater than 100%.

2023 Update1
EPLAN Platform User interface

When customizing the ribbon, different texts were sometimes displayed for the same commands in the Customize dialog. The headers of the tooltips were shown for the available commands below the Select commands drop-down list and the displayed names were shown for the assigned commands in the Main tabs field. Uniform texts are now displayed in the two fields. For each command, the displayed name is shown here. This is also displayed later below the configured button. As a result of this change, identical texts are now displayed for some commands in the Select commands drop-down list. To differentiate between these commands, please look at the tooltips, which appear when you move the mouse pointer over the corresponding entry.

2023 Update1
EPLAN API Actions (API)

The "graphicallayertable" action for the export / import and for the import of layers only worked when the layer management was also open. This has been corrected.

2023 Update1
EPLAN Platform Parts management

Under certain circumstances, navigation through the tree view was slowed down considerably, in particular if there was a very high number of parts and parallel entries of parts in several tree structures. This has been corrected.

2023 Update1
EPLAN Platform User interface

Under certain conditions, shortcut keys could not be executed or reassigned. This has been corrected.

2023 Update1
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

When placing a busbar adapter in the layout space, a displayed DT was erroneously written to the mounting surfaces. This has been corrected.

2023 Update1
EPLAN Platform User interface

Calling up the EPLAN Cloud Dashboard in the EPLAN Cloud tab of the ribbon is now no longer carried out via the command group Dashboard, but via the command group EPLAN Products. In addition, the symbol for calling up the dashboard was changed from to .

2023 Update1
EPLAN Platform Part selection

If a part selection was canceled using specific settings, an incorrect message was issued. This has been corrected.

2023 Update1
EPLAN API Actions (API)

If the length of a busbar was changed by means of an API action, this did not have any effect on the length of the busbar in EPLAN Pro Panel. This has been corrected.

2023 Update1
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

The performance when translating and deleting translation texts has been improved in the dialog Assignment list.

2023 Update1
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

During multiple placement from the 3D mounting layout navigator onto a mounting rail, the devices were not arranged correctly. This has been corrected.

2023 Update1
EPLAN Platform User interface

If you worked with an undocked graphical editor and synchronized master data, EPLAN was unexpectedly terminated under certain conditions. This has been corrected.

2023 Update1
EPLAN Platform External editing

Under certain circumstances template files in Excel format that contained images could not be transferred correctly into a new Excel file during export. Furthermore, an error message appeared when an attempt was made to output the path function texts of the entire project. Both errors have been corrected.

2023 Update1
EPLAN Platform Parts management

An empty selection dialog was displayed for the Pipe class property in the parts management. This dialog is no longer needed and has therefore been removed.

2023 Update1
EPLAN Platform Labeling

When outputting manufacturing data for labeling using an Excel template it was possible in individual cases that an applied formula in the Excel file was not applied correctly anymore as of a specific row. This has been corrected.

2023 Update1
EPLAN Platform Parts management

If a part with user-defined properties was imported and a user-defined property had the field type “Bool", the entry "[No value set]" was displayed for the value of this property next to the check box. This has been corrected.

2023 Update1
EPLAN Preplanning Structure identifier management

Renaming structure identifiers in structure identifier management took a long time if certain pre-planning objects existed in the project. This has been corrected.

2023 Update1
EPLAN Platform Structure identifier management

If a user-defined structure was renamed in the structure identifier management, problems occurred when updating the identifiers in the project. This has been corrected.

2023 Update1
EPLAN Platform Browser window

The Chromium component "CefSharp" has been updated to the current version 105.3.390. This component is used for the display of contents in the browser windows of the EPLAN platform (for example EPLAN Data Portal, EPLAN Cogineer, etc.).

2023 Update1
EPLAN Pro Panel Views

The associated layout space could no longer be opened via the popup menu item Open 3D view of a model view. This behavior also occurred at 2D drilling views and copper unfolds and has now been corrected.

2023 Update1
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views

If a project that was created with an older EPLAN version was opened in Version 2023, all model views were marked as not up-to-date. This has been corrected.

2023 Update1
EPLAN Platform External editing

During external editing in Excel format it is optionally possible to specify whether the column designation is to be output as well. If this option was selected and no template was used during the export, the column designation was not included in the output. This has been corrected.

2023 Update1
EPLAN Platform Cable

In the cable navigator the list view can now be sorted again by double-clicking one of the column headers.

2023 Update1
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

The mounting clearances of a device were not displayed during the placement and were only visible after the item was placed on the mounting surface. This has been corrected. The mounting clearances are now displayed again as soon as the mounting surface is active.

2023 Update1
EPLAN Platform Labeling

Various improvements have been made for the export in Excel format by means of templates (for example during the output of manufacturing data for labeling or during external editing):

  • The transfer of image files, colors, Excel macros and Visual Basic scripts has been improved.
  • For areas with area names, the size of the areas is now adjusted to the generated rows.
  • Tables are now transferred and pivot tables that reference tables now function.
  • The formatting of tables and table cells defined in the template, such as filters, notes, conditional formatting, etc., is now applied correctly.
  • References in formulas are now supported better.
2023 Update1
EPLAN Platform Parts management

In the parts management and in the part master data navigator of Version 2022 no values could be entered or selected for the "Record type" filter criterion in the Filter dialog. This has been corrected. Since the filter is only valid for parts, only the values "Component", "Assembly" and/or "Module" could be selected using a subsequent dialog.

2022 Update5
EPLAN Platform Translation

If - while translating a text - you have selected a text in the dialog Multilingual input and open the dictionary using the [Dictionary] button, this text is now automatically entered in the Find field.

2022 Update5
EPLAN Platform Parts management

After synchronization with the EPLAN Harness proD Library an SQL parts database of the EPLAN platform could under certain conditions not be synchronized anymore via the action PamArticlesSyncAction with a parts database of Version 2.9. This has been corrected.

2022 Update5
EPLAN Platform Data exchange with Harness

During data exchange between EPLAN Electric P8 and EPLAN Harness proD the property Function text (ID 20011) is now also taken into consideration. The exchange file for the export and import of wire harness data (*.hpdex) has been extended accordingly.

2022 Update5
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

In the layout space navigator you can edit the legend item via the corresponding popup menu item. If you had sorted the displayed data in the dialog Edit legend item by double-clicking a column, it was then no longer possible to move a line with the arrow buttons. This now works again.

2022 Update5
EPLAN Platform Messages

If a different filter was selected in the dialog Settings: Messages and checks for a check run in the Filter column using the […] button, it was only displayed after the dialog was updated with the [F5] key. This has been corrected.

2022 Update5
EPLAN API Methods (API)

If the GetProjectDataCompatibility method from the ProjectManager class was applied to projects of Version 2.9, an exception was output under specific circumstances. This has been corrected.

2022 Update5
EPLAN Pro Panel Routing connections

If the connections of several layout spaces were routed at the same time, a faulty routing of the connections could occur. This has been corrected.

2022 Update5
EPLAN Platform Macros

If the Active check box for the handle was activated or deactivated in the property dialog for macro boxes in the Settings tab, this could result in EPLAN being terminated unexpectedly. This has been corrected.

2022 Update5
EPLAN Platform Translation

If you enter translation texts manually in the Multilingual input dialog and then use the Dictionary button to open the Dictionary dialog, it is now possible again to transfer the entered translation texts immediately into the dictionary by using the Save button.

2022 Update5
EPLAN Platform User Interface

Extensions for the Insert Center

In the improved information area of the Insert center the most important properties for all preview tiles contained in the preview are displayed by row in a configured table. Depending on the object type in the selected preview tile the table columns show different properties. With the popup menu item Configure representation you can show further properties and determine the display sequence of the properties.

2023
EPLAN Platform User Interface

Optimized Adjustment of the Column Width

In tables (such as property tables) the popup menu item Column width automatic adjusts the width of the columns in such a way that the table is displayed within the overall available area. Previously this option could only be deactivated by the selection of the popup menu item Adjust column width.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

Renamed dialog for customizing the ribbon

The Rename dialog which you use to change the names of commands, user-defined command groups, etc. while customizing or which you can use to assign an image file to commands and actions has been changed from Rename to Edit. The associated button and corresponding popup menu item are also renamed.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

"Customize" dialog has been extended with commands of the EPLAN Cloud products

The commands of the EPLAN Cloud products are now also available in the Customize dialog. They can be assigned to user-defined command groups during customization of the ribbon.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

The selection of commands for quick access has been extended with "All commands"

When customizing the quick access toolbar the "All commands" entry is now also available in the Quick access tab of the Customize dialog in the drop-down list Tabs. When this entry is selected, all commands of the ribbon which are available for quick access are displayed in the field below.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

Property preview for projects in the Backstage view

Apart from the recently opened projects, a property preview is now also shown in the Backstage view Open. For the project marked in the list the values of some project properties such as Project description, Company name, Last editor etc. are displayed there. In the property preview the same information is displayed as in the preview window of the Windows Explorer.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

Extension of the Tooltips for properties

The display of the Tooltip has been extended for the properties in the property tables. In addition to the property name, a property description is now also displayed.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

Improved insertion via drag & drop from the list views and tables

To drag a function via drag & drop from the List view of a navigator into the graphical editor, it was necessary in Version 2022 to position the cursor exactly on the frame of the marked row. Otherwise the function could not be dragged. This has been improved. If a row is marked, the cursor for the drag & drop can now be positioned everywhere in the marked row. If a table such as in the part master data navigator or in the Insert center is write-protected, the entire row instead of the individual cells is marked.

Since the information area of the Insert center is now designed as a table, an object (macro, symbol, etc.) can be marked there with a click on the line and dragged directly via drag & drop into the graphical editor.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

Improved usage of the keyboard in tables

You start the processing mode in a table cell by double-clicking or with the [F2] button. If you then press the [Enter] key, the cursor jumps to the next cell downwards and not to the right. This behavior enables faster editing of values within a column in the list views of the navigators and in tables (for example when editing in tables).

2023
EPLAN Platform Macros

Consideration of Company Standards and Standards for Schematic Macros

Under schematic macros we understand 2D macros which can be placed as window and/or symbol macros for the configuration of schematics, for example on schematic pages.

2023
EPLAN Platform Database Technology

Internal Database Format Replaces Access Databases

In the course of a modified database technology the old Access databases (*.mdb) were already replaced for Version 2022 in the Parts management by an internal EPLAN format. This replacement is now been continued in the entire EPLAN Platform. Therefore a new internal database format (*.db) is available instead of the Access databases for the Project management (project management database) and for the Dictionary (foreign language database).

2023
EPLAN Platform Data exchange

New Excel interface

For the current version the Excel interface in the EPLAN platform has been replaced. Nothing has changed for the actual export and import of data by means of this format. In comparison to older EPLAN versions, minor visual differences may occur if special technologies such as, for example, rule-based formatting or free illustration from MS Excel are used in the Excel templates used. The Excel file format *.xlsb is not supported anymore.

2023
EPLAN Platform Projects

Updating the Project Databases

As part of miscellaneous extensions and optimizations, the project databases have been changed in Version 2023. This has the effect that new projects are essentially created with new project databases.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts Management

Updating the Parts Database

If you work with several EPLAN versions (for example when switching to Version 2023) and have set an "older" parts database of Version 2022 in Version 2023, you will be prompted when opening parts management to update the parts database. If you answer this prompt with [Yes], the parts database is updated.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts Management

eSTOCK Collection as new Data Source

You now have the possibility in the parts management to use a collection of parts from EPLAN eSTOCK as the data source. EPLAN eSTOCK is our new central database for the management of your parts in the EPLAN Cloud. Under a collection we understand a user-defined combination of parts in eSTOCK.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts Management

Summarized Display for External Documents

The fact whether indexed part properties belong together, such as, for example, External document: File / hyperlink [1-20] (ID 22280) and External document: Designation [1-20] (ID 22279) was previously difficult to determine in the property table on the Properties tab of the parts management. A joint display of the respective representation pairs was only possible in the list via a corresponding configuration of the properties.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

Parts pre-filtering has been extended with product group and trade properties

The parts pre-filtering can be used to pre-filter the parts of the parts management, of the part master data navigator, of the part and device selection and the devices of the Insert center on the basis of specific properties. The properties Generic product group, Product group and the properties for the trades (for example the Trade 'Electrical engineering') are now available as further filter criteria in the criteria selection of the associated settings dialog Settings: Parts pre-filtering. This way, for example, it is possible to only display devices from the generic product group "Mechanics" in the Insert center for the engineer of the mechanical elements. (The command path for the settings dialog is: Options > Settings > User > Management > Parts pre-filtering.)

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

Same technology as during the search in the Insert Center

The technologies during the search in the parts management and in the Insert center have been merged. When entering search terms in the Find field of the parts management, you can now use the same operators and placeholder characters as during the search in the Insert center.

During this search only the most important part properties are now considered by default, such as part number, type number, manufacturer, etc. If you enter a "p" before the search term (for example p:motor), the search is again carried out for all properties. In this case, however, the search takes longer.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

Improved performance when opening parts management and Insert center

If, for example, the last graphical editor or the parts management has been closed, the parts databases and the macro collection are not directly closed now but remain open for one more minute. If one of these databases is accessed again during this time, it does not have to be opened again. As a result, reopening of the parts management and the Insert center takes place much faster.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

Improved import of externally edited parts data with user-defined properties

In the past the XML import of externally edited parts data with user-defined properties only functioned when the user-defined properties were already previously assigned to a part. It was not possible to use the import to assign user-defined properties of another part (for example by changing the part number in external editing). Now during an XML import of externally edited parts data the user-defined properties are automatically assigned to the parts to which they are assigned in the import file. Through this change it is now possible to transfer old, free properties in the external editing into user-defined properties and then import them again.

2023
EPLAN Platform Page navigator

Highlighting of changed pages when numbering pages

When numbering pages in the dialog Number pages: Preview of result in the Target table, the table cells that would change in contrast to the original when numbering are now highlighted with a yellow background. This affects both the page names as well as the structure identifiers.

2023
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

Shortcut keys with [Shift] for ungrouping possible

If you previously wanted to assign your own shortcut key for the command "Ungroup", it was not possible that this shortcut key included the key [Shift]. This key is used in the EPLAN Platform to deactivate the grouping briefly. In the dialog Customize shortcut keys you can now also use shortcut keys such as, for example [Shift] + [G], to ungroup. Depending on the tab opened in the ribbon, ungrouping also sometimes did not function via shortcut keys. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform External editing

Exporting graphical connections via action using external editing

Graphical connections were only output under specific conditions during the export of connections via external editing. Such connections are not exported anymore in the future using the user interface of the external editing. So that the export of connections with the representation type "Graphic" via external editing remains possible the associated action XMExportConnectionsAction has been extended with the new parameter IncludeGraphicalConnections. The value of this parameter must be "1" for the export of graphical connections.

2023
EPLAN Platform Revision control

Renamed setting for completion of pages

In the Description of page modification dialog the setting Generate report when completing pages has been renamed into Update when completing pages. With this setting the selected report pages are updated and the reports are not generated. (A possible command path for this setting is: File > Revision control > Command group Modifications > Change tracking > Complete pages.)

2023
EPLAN Platform Reports

Output of information on the wire harness in a connection list

When outputting a connection list for wire harnesses you can now also output information on the wire harness and its parts. To this purpose you have to adjust the forms for the connection list (*.f27) accordingly. For the placement of corresponding placeholder texts in the forms, the dialog Placeholder texts - connection list has been extended with the new elements Wire harness, Wire harness part reference and Wire harness part.

2023
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects

Improved copying in placeholder objects

When you edit the properties of placeholder objects in the Placeholder object tab of the property dialog you can now insert copied values from other table cells (for example the names of properties) into the Variable column again. The values inserted this way are now automatically supplemented with angle brackets (<>) and a variable with this name is generated. This behavior applies for all field types with the exception of multilingual fields. No angle brackets are added in multilingual fields.

2023

EPLAN Platform

Master Data

Master Data: Symbols

This section provides information about the new symbols that are available to you in the master data as of the current version.

2023
EPLAN Electric P8 Cables

Improved behavior of shields

Different improvements have been made for working with shields. Shields can now be placed with drag & drop from the navigator dialogs. During subsequent drawing of a shield it now automatically assumes the DT of the associated cable.

2023
EPLAN Electric P8 Cables

Improved Dialog "Edit cable"

With this version the dialog Edit cable has been revised and improved. In the new dialog Edit cable you can now – in addition to assigning the cable connections to the function templates of the cable part – also view and edit the device-specific properties of a cable. To this purpose the information on the cable and cable connections are clearly displayed in two tables arranged on top of each other. Similar to the dialog Edit terminal strip specific information is now graphically visualized in separate columns, for example connection color, shields or pair index.

2023
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Moving PLC Inputs and Outputs

In the past, if you wanted to assign several configured PLC connection points to other physical PLC connection points of the PLC device, meaning that you wanted to "move" the PLC connection points, you had to call up the property dialog for each individual PLC connection point and change the respective properties (such as Plug designation, Connection point designation, PLC address). As of this version the new dialog Move PLC inputs and outputs in which you can perform such moving actions from a central point is now available in the ribbon.

2023
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Extensions for the PLC Data Exchange in the AutomationML AR APC Format Version 1.3.0

PLC data exchange is possible for different PLC manufacturers in AutomationML format. Different variants exist in the AutomationML format depending on the respective usage. The "Application Recommendation Automation Project Configuration" (short: "AR APC") variant is used for the PLC data exchange. The following extensions for the PLC data exchange in the AutomationML AR APC format have been realized for this version:
- Support of the current AutomationML AR APC Version 1.3.0
- Exchange of symbolic addresses within user-defined data types (UDT)

2023
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Network properties are only still visible at bus ports

Since Version 2022 the following network properties can only be edited at bus ports:
Physical network: Bus ID / item number (ID 20311),
Physical network: Bus ID / item number 2 (ID 20386),
Physical network: Name (ID 20413),
Subnet mask (ID 20446),
Bus system (ID 20308).
These properties were initially still available at PLC boxes and were there displayed grayed out. As of this version the network properties at the PLC boxes are not displayed anymore.

2023
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

The input of the configuration project at bus ports has been moved to property table

At bus ports the input of a configuration project is usually not required since this is automatically determined by the associated PLC box. For this reason the Configuration project field in the Bus data tab of the property dialog has been removed. To enter a configuration project deviating from the PLC box, the Configuration project (at PLC boxes and bus ports) property is instead available in the group box Properties of the network interface.

2023
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Renamed property "TemplateIdentifier"

To prevent confusion with the property PLC station: TemplateIdentifier, the TemplateIdentifier property has been renamed to PLC device: TemplateIdentifier. These properties can be used for the exchange of device-specific configuration values during the PLC data exchange in AutomationML AR APC format.

2023
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Displaying the representation type in the dialog "Use existing PLC connection points blockwise"

In the dialog Use existing PLC connection points blockwise, the representation type could previously only be displayed in the To table in the left area of the dialog. This table displays the selected, placed PLC boxes and connection points. Now the representation type can also be shown in the From table in the right area of the dialog as an additional column. This table shows the PLC boxes and connection points that you selected for re-use.

2023
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Properties no longer required for rack

The following properties were only required for the PLC data exchange via the outdated "Rockwell Studio 5000 Architect 20/21" interface:
Sort code (for position in rack) (ID 20258),
Number of positions in the rack (ID 20259),
Number of positions in the rack (to the left) (ID 20260).
Since this interface is not supported anymore and the PLC data exchange has been changed to the new AutomationML standard, these properties are not required anymore and should not be used anymore. For this reason the properties are now identified with the supplement "(not available anymore)". At PLC boxes these properties are only available in the PLC structure data tab for reasons of compatibility to previous EPLAN versions and are displayed grayed-out there.

2023
EPLAN Electric P8 Connection Numbering

Extended Settings for the Connection Numbering

The Settings: Connection numbering dialog has been extended with a filter for the potential type for this version. In addition, you now have the possibility to format the automatically placed connection definition points in accordance with the default property arrangement for manually inserted connection definition points. (A possible command path to this dialog is: File > Settings > Projects > "Project name" > Connections > Connection numbering.)

2023
EPLAN Electric P8 Connections

New setting for the potential extension between PE terminals with rail contact

In the project settings the dialog Settings: General (for connections) has been extended with the setting Automatically connect PE terminals with rail contact (Command path: File > Settings > Projects > "Project name" > Connections > General). If this check box is activated, the potential between terminals with the function definitions "PE terminal with rail contact, x connection points" (whereby x = 1 ... 9) is automatically extended within a terminal strip. To this purpose the terminals are connected automatically with internal jumpers on the terminal strip according to their sequence.

2023
EPLAN Electric P8 Connections

Using the user-defined property arrangement as the default for cable connections

When saving a user-defined property arrangement for connection definition points you can specify that this is to be used as the default for cable connections. During the generation and placement of the connection definition points for cable connections, the property arrangement specified in this manner was, however, not used. Instead, the property arrangement was used that was specified as the default for "normal" connections. This has been corrected.

In the course of this correction the check box Default for cable connections has been added to the dialog Configure property arrangements - <Project name>. This check box is only available for connection definition points. Through this extension you can now also specify a property arrangement as the default for cable connections at a central point.

2023
EPLAN Electric P8 Terminals

Renamed popup menu item in the dialog "Edit terminal strip"

The popup menu item Alignable accessories following in the dialog Edit terminal strip was misleading and has therefore been renamed to Enter alignable accessories at upper main terminal. With this popup menu item you specify at which main terminal the part of the alignable accessories is entered.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

Removed animation when switching a 3D viewpoint

The animated rotation when switching a 3D viewpoint has been removed. The 3D view is now switched without movement. In the course of this change the user setting Rotate when changing the viewpoints which has become superfluous has been removed.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing data Steinhauer - PWA

Changed character set coding of the export file

During the export of wire fabrication data in the "Steinhauer - PWA" format the character set coding of the export file has now been changed for all languages from "ANSI" to "Unicode". The conversion as of Version V4 is supported by the machine software "PWAControl".

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing data Rittal - RiPanel Processing Center

Extended settings for the export as scheme technology

For this version the interface to the manufacturing planning and control program Rittal - RiPanel Processing Center has been extended in such a way that the settings for the export are now saved as a company-specific scheme. To this purpose the dialog Export: Rittal - RiPanel Processing Center has been extended with the drop-down list Scheme and further fields (Command path File > Export > Command group Manufacturing data > Machining > Rittal - RiPanel Processing Center). In the settings to which you branch with the […] button you can now also make specifications on the file names and the subdirectories in addition to the output directory - as is usual with other export dialogs.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing Data EPLAN Smart Wiring

Extension of the export data with connection properties

As an extension for the export of wiring data for EPLAN Smart Wiring the values of the four connection properties Connection dimension source (ID 31096), Connection dimension target (ID 31097), Source: stripping length (ID 31055) and Target: stripping length (ID 31056) are now exported additionally.

2023
EPLAN Preplanning Placeholder Objects

New setting for the consideration of placeholder objects in the pre-planning

In pre-planning placeholder objects are used in the macros to vary the data during the generation of schematics or on the generated schematic pages. The new check box Consider placeholder object in the pre-planning is now available in the property dialog of the placeholder objects in the Settings tab so that you can control the behavior of placeholder objects in pre-planning.

2023
EPLAN Preplanning Messages

Checking Pre-planning after Missing Detailed Planning

As a rule the projects in the pre-planning are very comprehensive. If, for example, pre-planning structures are added via an import, it was previously very difficult to check whether a detailed planning was created for all segments. New check runs and an extended filter in the pre-planning navigator are now available to search for unfinished detailed planning.

2023
EPLAN Preplanning Data transfer

Removed data transfer from EPLAN PPE

After the menu items for transferring EPLAN PPE projects were already removed for Version 2.7 this data transfer has now been irretrievably removed from the EPLAN Platform. An automatic data transfer of PPE projects does not take place anymore now and PPE projects can also not be opened in the EPLAN Platform anymore.

2023
EPLAN Education PLC

PLC data exchange in the "EPLAN Education for Classroom" license

The export of PLC configuration files in the AutomationML format is now possible in the "EPLAN Education for Classroom" license for Version 2023. The import of PLC configurations files in the formats supported by the EPLAN Platform is now possible again.

2023
EPLAN API Actions (API)

New parameter of the "renumber" action to restrict the scope of numbering

If you use the action renumber to number devices (renumber /TYPE:DEVICES), you can now also limit the scope of numbering by specifying an existing filter scheme via the new parameter FILTERSCHEME.

2023
EPLAN API Actions (API)

Filter for part properties during parts export

The action partsmanagementapi has been extended with the two parameters PROPERTYIDn and PROPERTYVALUEn so that you can filter the parts to be exported according to the values of the part properties. By specifying the parameters multiple times, all parts are exported for which the properties specified via the property numbers contain the specified values (for example /PROPERTYID1:22007 /PROPERTYVALUE1:<Value1>, /PROPERTYID2:22007 /PROPERTYVALUE2:<Value2>).

2023
EPLAN API Methods (API)

New method for removing image files when customizing the ribbon

The new method RemoveIcon from the class RibbonBar can be used to remove user-defined image files again which were used while customizing the ribbon.

2023
EPLAN API Properties (API)

New properties for the currencies stored in the settings of the parts database

By means of the new properties Currency_1 and Currency_2 from the class MDPartsDatabase it is now possible to query and specify the currencies stored in the settings of the parts database.

2023
EPLAN API Actions (API)

New action for the AML export to "RiPanel Processing Center"

By means of the new action XAMlExportProductionData2RASCenterAction it is now possible via EPLAN API to export manufacturing data in AutomationML format for the "Rittal - RiPanel Processing Center".

2023
EPLAN API Actions (API)

New parameters for the "generatemacros" action for the preparation of macros

The generatemacros action has been extended. With the new parameter value /TYPE:PREPARE and the parameters GroupMacroBoxes, GroupPageMacros and SetHandleActive you can now execute the functionality Prepare macros for automatic generation for macro projects from the user interface via a command line call, using a script or the EPLAN API. If the value GENERATE (or nothing) is specified for the new parameter /TYPE, the macros are generated as before.

2023
EPLAN API Class (API)

If the selection of a group was determined, not all objects in the group were locked. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Revision control

When backing up completed projects it was possible that users were not deregistered from the list of active users and thus listed several times in the dialog Show user. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform 2D panel layout

If a complete terminal strip was to be placed on the mounting panel of a panel layout page, it was possible that the terminals could not be placed. If the terminals were selected individually, the terminals could be placed correctly. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform External editing

The import of data from external editing into the *txt format resulted in specific data of terminal strips being lost. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Page navigator

If pages were copied in the page navigator and inserted using the Clipboard, it was possible in the subsequent dialog Adapt structure that the structure identifiers were not reset to the original value via the [Reset] button in those cases where the output pages have empty structure identifiers. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Fluid Numbering

When numbering conduit packages the conduit definition was numbered correctly, but the associated hose lines retained the original numbering if the device tags were not unique before numbering. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Pages

If the sub-identifiers of functions were changed in the Adapt structure dialog, it was possible that these sub-identifiers were generated as main identifiers and were displayed in the structure identifier management accordingly. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects

For free texts in placeholder objects you now also have the Angle property available in the Assignment tab during property selection.

2023
EPLAN Platform Navigators

If a filter was activated for an additional navigator (for example a page navigator), this also influenced the default navigator. As a result, for example, scrolling using the keys did not work anymore in the "normal" page navigator. This has been corrected. The additional navigators now have their own filters, own tree and own list configuration.

2023
EPLAN Platform Devices

When inserting modules, problems occurred with the display of subordinate function templates when the respective module was inserted into a structure box. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform User-defined properties

If a property arrangement with a user-defined property was imported into a target project using the functionality Synchronize project data, the user-defined property was displayed as an "Invalid property" after selection of the property arrangement at the function even though the user-defined property already existed in the target project. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects

An inserted QR code can now be changed by means of placeholder objects by using the property Block property: Format.

2023
EPLAN Platform Structure identifier management

If sub-identifiers were moved upwards in the sequence in the structure identifier management so that they preceded their superior structure identifiers in the sorting, a faulty display in the page navigator occurred after updating the project. Project pages with structure identifiers that were located below the sub-identifier after moving were no longer displayed in the page navigator. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Reports

For the output of the structure identifier overview the properties Structure description Supplementary field (ID 1009), Structure description 2 (ID 1007) and Structure description 3 (ID 1008) are now additionally available as filter criteria.

2023
EPLAN API Methods (API)

If the coordinates of the surrounding rectangle of a symbol in the schematic were determined via EPLAN API using the method GetBoundingBox from the Placement class, then an exception occurred under specific conditions with this method for symbols without graphic. This has been corrected. In this case the coordinates of the insertion point are returned.

2023
EPLAN API Actions (API)

During a device selection using the XPamsDeviceSelectionAction action it was possible that the connection data was not updated depending on the selection made. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Preplanning Reports

For parts that were entered with a number of units greater than 1 at the planning object in the pre-planning and that were also assigned to the associated main functions in the detailed planning, the incorrect quantities were output under specific conditions in part assemblies such as parts list, summarized parts list, etc. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Navigators

If multiple objects were selected in the list of a navigator (for example the connection navigator) and these objects were then sorted by double-clicking a column header, the previously specified selection was not retained. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Messages

The check message 007014 is now not output anymore at a distributed placement of distributed terminals with the same representation type.

2023
EPLAN Platform Edit in table

In tabular editing the properties Connection: Length with unit (ID 31003), Wire termination processing source (ID 31051), Wire termination processing target (ID 31052), Source: Stripping length (ID 31055) and Target: Stripping length (ID 31056) are now also available for the column configuration. In addition these properties can be selected in the connection and cable navigator during the configuration of the representation of tree and list and are available as filter criteria in the connection navigator.

2023
EPLAN Platform Reports

When generating reports of distributed terminals that were located on different pages, it was possible that the terminal diagram only displayed the correct result after the report page had been updated. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Page navigator

If page properties of a high number of pages were edited simultaneously, this could take a certain time. Saving the page properties now takes place faster.

2023
EPLAN Preplanning Creation of the detail planning

When creating the detail planning, the description of segments should be transferred to the generated pages by means of placeholder objects. The format element used in the value set could previously not transfer the special characters "{}" existing in the segment description. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Preplanning PCT loops

When placing a PLC address the values for the property Symbolic address (single component) were not transferred from the superior structure segment to the PCT loop. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel Numbering

During the offline numbering of mechanical items an incorrectly displayed DT was assigned to the mounting surfaces of busbar supports. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel Master data for EPLAN Pro Panel

During the import of device data it was possible that enclosures were created correctly, but the associated accessories were assigned to the wrong device tag. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN API Methods (API)

Device data can now be imported again by means of the method ImportDevicesText from the class DeviceService. In the user interface this corresponds to the behavior of the following commands: Tab Devices > Command group Devices > Drop-down button Navigator > Import.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

If EPLAN was used with a Korean user interface, specific effects (such as a jumping cursor) could occur during text inputs in Korean when using the [Tab] key. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Preplanning Placeholder objects

In placeholder objects which contain PCT loops or PCT loop functions, variables could previously also be selected for the properties PCT type, Implementation and Activation site and specific values for the graphical display could be selected for these variables on the Values tab (such as for example, "General - Measuring station" for the "PCT type"). However, if a value set was selected at a later point for the affected placeholder object, the graphical representation of the PCT loop or the PCT loop function in the P&I diagram did not change. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Page navigator

In the Value field of the page navigator the filter with the quick input did not function on user-defined structures if the "#" character was used in the search term. This was, for example, the case when user-defined structures with substructures were selected with a click on [...] in the subsequent dialog. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects

In the tree view of the placeholder object navigator only non-placed placeholder objects could be deleted by using the [Del] key in the past. Now all placeholder objects can be deleted by means of this key.

2023
EPLAN Preplanning Reports

If cable parts were stored at planning objects in the pre-planning, it was not possible to output the total cable length for these cable parts in the summarized parts list. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Device selection

Despite an activated setting Change symbol if function differs, the symbol was not changed during a device selection when a part with a different function definition was selected in an accessory list. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Page navigator

The values of the properties Number of pages per property (ID 11062), Page names per property (ID 11063) and Page counter per property (ID 11064) can now be changed in the dialog Page properties and via the external editing and can also be deleted accordingly.

2023
EPLAN Platform Numbering

While copying and pasting terminals in structure boxes, problems with the numbering of the terminals occurred under specific conditions. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Master data editor

When the properties were edited at the master data (forms, plot frames or outlines) the original directory path was not considered when saving the modifications. Instead the file was always saved in the master data directory. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Labeling

When outputting labeling data for the report type "Parts list", it was possible under specific conditions that incorrect values were output when using user-defined properties as format elements for the calculation. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Project compression

If all saved data backup directories were removed by means a project compression for a project which had already been saved once, entries subsequently still existed in the Data backup: Backup directory property. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Numbering

When using a filter scheme for the numbering of devices it was determined that the auxiliary function of a cable was numbered even though the filter scheme should have actually prevented this. The cause for this was the connection definition points of the cable that were taken into consideration as main functions during numbering. In the future, connection definition points that have a superior object (cable, conduit, etc.) are no longer handled separately when numbering, but the numbering depends on the superior object.

2023
EPLAN Platform Devices

If the part was selected instead of the main function when placing a device from the device navigator, it was possible that the wrong symbol was placed. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Rights management

While restructuring the list view for navigators in tables with partially editable cells the rights management was not taken into consideration. In the rights management the "Device navigator [dialog]" right from the topic area "Graphical editor / Navigator" was extended to the list views of all navigators and renamed to "Property editing in navigators" for this reason. The page navigator and the navigators in the pre-planning are not controlled via this right, since own rights are already available for these navigators.

2023
EPLAN Platform 2D panel layout

If a terminal strip with very many terminals was placed on the mounting panel of a panel layout page, this process could take some time. This now takes place faster.

2023
EPLAN API Methods (API)

When calling the PDF export via the "PdfPages" method from the "Export" class in an API offline program, the color having the color number 8 was not correctly inverted. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

If more than 129 property arrangements were created for a symbol variant, the saving of these property arrangements did not function correctly. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Preplanning Reports

If an assembly was assigned to a planning object in the pre-planning, the broken-up parts of the assembly were calculated incorrectly during the output of the parts list. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Multi-user operation

If a project was opened on a computer in multi-user operation and simultaneously closed on a different computer, this lead to the message that the data of the project has to be checked when the project was opened again. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN API Actions (API)

When generating macros from a macro project by means of the action generatemacros, page macros were written into the wrong target directory under specific conditions. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN API Actions (API)

During the automatic export of page macros from macro projects by means of the action generatemacros the parameter PAGEMACRODIR was not correctly evaluated. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Connections

If a part was selected in the property dialog of a connection in the Part tab, this part was not transferred to the associated connection definition point under specific conditions. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

In the tables of the user interface (such as property tables) it is now possible again to perform multiple selections for columns of a table and adjust the width of all selected columns by using the column separator at the right edge of a column.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel Reports

If a cut-out legend was output for 2D drilling views, it was possible with manually inserted cut-outs that no values were displayed for the legend items and/or for the coordinates in the cut-out legend. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN API Actions (API)

During the import of externally edited parts data by means of the action XMImportDCArticleDataAction, a dialog with the number of added parts was previously shown until the action was completed. This dialog can now be suppressed by setting the new, optional parameter SHOWIMPORTMESSAGES to the value "0".

2023
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects

A multilingual text was assigned to a path function text using a placeholder object. This text was displayed not only in the selected displayed language but rather in all project languages. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Numbering

Depending on the numbering format selected for the functions of a macro, the visible device tag of a contact was displayed or not. This has been corrected. The calculation of the displayed DT has been optimized in such a way that the structure in the numbering format of the macro no longer plays any role.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

If a wire duct with outline was placed, the item labeling subsequently showed an incorrect alignment under specific conditions. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects

A placeholder object with a high number of value sets could not be opened. This has been corrected. Because of changed basic technologies we recommend distributing placeholder objects with a high number of value sets (> 1000) on several placeholder objects.

2023
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

The property Deactivated I/O connection point (ID 20438) is now available both in the filter of the PLC navigator as a filter criterion and in the report and labeling filters for the report type "PLC diagram".

2023
EPLAN Platform Labeling

Problems could occur during the output of labeling data if user-defined properties were used in the schemes for the export. This has been corrected. Older schemes with user-defined properties, however, may have to be created again.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

If an assembly with activated setting Distributed placement of assembly was placed in the layout space, the action was terminated after the first placement process. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

In the Customize shortcut keys dialog the shortcut keys (for example [Ins] for "Insert symbol") assigned for the commands of the insert center were not displayed and could be assigned to other commands. If this new assignment was removed, the shortcut key for the original command did not work anymore. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Reports

If a user-defined property with the field type "Bool" was entered in a form for the form property Regenerate header after change, no new data header area was generated on the output report page (for example in the table of contents) if the value of this user-defined property changed. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Edit in table

The Layout space description (ID 20235) property could be edited in tabular editing. However, the modifications were not applied. Since editing this property only makes sense at the layout space itself, the property can now no longer be edited in tabular editing.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

The performance for switching between tree and list views has been improved for large data amounts for the parts management.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel Placeholder objects

If a grouped macro with placeholder object was deleted in a layout space, the placeholder object remained in the layout space navigator. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Functions

If the Connection point logic dialog is opened for several selected functions, the character string <<…>> is displayed for properties which have different values at the functions. Such entries could not be changed immediately to a different common value. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Edit in table

In contrast to the property dialog and the property overview, the individual connection point descriptions of the property Connection point description (all) were previously separated in the tabular editing dialog by semicolons and not by paragraph marks. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views

In the model view of a terminal box inclined by 45° the horizontal dimension help line of an automatic dimensioning did not end at the hierarchically highest item despite the setting Up to the hierarchically highest item. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views

If model views are generated using the templates in the tab by the same name of the Model views dialog, the report pages were generated in the same sequence as the templates are sorted. When reporting a project using the command Generate project reports, the pages with the model views were output in a different sequence, however. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

In the property dialogs of devices, pages, etc., the Paste properties / values popup menu item is now available again in the respective property table. In addition this popup menu item is now also available in the Property overview dialog and in the Properties tab of the parts management. By means of this functionality you can paste one or several properties, including their values, that have been copied from another object.

2023
EPLAN Platform Navigators

In the device navigator it was not possible to filter for the value of a user-defined property which was defined as a part reference property with multilingual selection list. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Bill of materials navigator

If a part which was assigned to a connection was deleted in the bill of materials navigator, the part in the property dialog of the associated connection definition point still existed and was displayed again in the bill of materials navigator after the connections for the entire project had been updated. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN API Methods (API)

In Version 2022 it was possible under certain conditions that no scheme could be assigned with the method AssignConfigurablePropertiesScheme from the class MDPart. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

So that the default shortcut keys can also be executed and operated with an English keyboard the shortcut keys for the command Generate project reports have been changed from [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [<] to [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [,] and for the command Update reports from [Ctrl] + [<] to [Ctrl] + [,].

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout navigator

If product aspects were used for structuring and the structuring had more than two hierarchy levels, sometimes not all part placements were displayed in the tree view of the 3D mounting layout navigator. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN API Methods (API)

If a part with the same variant was added multiple times via the EPLAN API by means of the method AddPart from the class MDPartsDatabase this lead to the parts database having the part with the same variant multiple times. This has been corrected. Now a part variant can only be added once via EPLAN API.

2023
EPLAN API Properties (API)

Up to now it was not possible to set the representation type of a function to the value "Not defined" by means of the property ManualPlacementType from the class Function. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

If a user-defined scheme was selected for the tree configuration in the settings for the parts management in Version 2022, the parts management first had to be closed and reopened so that the new tree configuration could be applied. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform DXF / DWG interface

During the DXF export of a symbol which was output as a block, the further placements of the symbol in the DXF file was displayed incompletely. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform PDF export

During a PDF export documents which are linked with the project and which are located in the project document directory (<Project_Name>\DOC) are also copied in the output directory. If the documents are modified, they were not updated in the same output directory during a repeated PDF export. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN API Methods (API)

When assigning a scheme for free properties at a part using the "AssignFreePropertiesScheme" method from the class "MDPart", an exception was output under specific conditions. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

If a command was found using the "Tell me what you want to do?" search field in the ribbon which only had subordinate points, the subordinate points could be executed, but not the command itself. This occurred, for example, when Routing connections in the layout space and has now been resolved.

2023
EPLAN API Methods (API)

An error message occurred under certain conditions during the creation of a layout space by means of the "Create" method from the "InstallationSpace" class. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

If a user-defined tree configuration with specific properties was set for the parts management, only the first respective part of the specific main node was displayed in the breadcrumb trail of the Insert center at devices for these properties. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

When starting EPLAN by means of command line parameters, the parameter "/User" now also takes into account the setting for the user interface design.

2023
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

The display property Zero as blank could not always be activated as normal for properties with numerical values in the property arrangements. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel Routing connections

If the routing track - while routing connections - only covered two routing paths, this could result in routing connections which went to the point of origin of the layout space and back. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel Reports

For drill holes which were inserted manually on an item without DT, no X- and Y coordinates were displayed in the associated cut-out legend. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Navigators

If the properties of an object were changed in the tree view of a navigator, this could lead to the cursor in the tree jumping to the last changed object and the tree view changing accordingly. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

The parts could not be filtered for function definitions in the parts management of Version 2022. If the filter criterion Function template in the part / function definition (or a similar criterion) was set in the Filter dialog, the [...] button in the Value column did not function. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Subprojects

When updating a filed-off subproject, an unexpected error message could occur and the pages in the updated original project were subsequently not write-protected anymore. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

If special characters such as accent marks were entered in the ribbon in the "Tell me what you want to do?" search field, these were not correctly displayed in some languages. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

If a search for parts was carried out in the Insert center which have no variant with the variant designation "1", no part was found even though such a part was available in the parts management. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

The macro variants of macros were displayed multiple times in the Insert center under specific conditions. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

If a filter is activated for the parts pre-filtering, this is now displayed again in the title bar of the parts management and similar dialogs (with a percentage sign "%" in front of the name of the parts database).

2023
EPLAN Preplanning Pipings in the pre-planning

An unexpected error message occurred when copying and pasting piping interruptions on P&I diagram pages. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Connections

When a page is opened, the connections are updated. In projects which contain many shields this procedure could take some time. This now functions faster for the connection update thanks to optimizations.

2023
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

When synchronizing functions (Tab Tools > Command group Synchronization > Drop-down button Functions > Multi-line --> all representation types) the property Symbolic address: Group (ID 20610) was not considered. This now works.

2023
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects

If a page on which a placeholder object is located was not changed through the placeholder object when assigning a value set, it was possible that no other pages were changed either through the placeholder object. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

When exporting a user-defined ribbon it could happen that commands were exported multiple times. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

When browsing project pages in the page navigator (for example by using the keyboard or by means of a double-click) it was possible that the crosshair in the graphical editor was only visible again after a movement with the mouse. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

If a scheme with user-defined properties is assigned to a part in the parts management, the values of previously assigned user-defined properties are now not overwritten anymore by the values from the scheme.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing data Steinhauer - PWA

During the export of wire fabrication data in the "Steinhauer - PWA" format an incomplete export file was output when a Russian user interface was used. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform EPLAN Cloud

If windows of EPLAN Cloud products were undocked and closed later, this could result in other EPLAN Cloud products not being opened again. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Rights management

In Version 2022 it was possible using the rights management to prevent the call-up of the EPLAN Cloud solutions. This is now not possible anymore since the corresponding entry has been removed from the rights management. The access rights to the EPLAN Cloud solutions are now only managed via the sign-in with the EPLAN ID.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

For the action Assign function templates, shields which did not exist were entered for the conductors of cables in the Function templates tab. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout navigator

If a bill of materials group was changed in the bill of materials navigator using the popup menu item Edit part, this could result in already placed part placements in the 3D mounting layout navigator being displayed as not placed. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

When inserting a module as a device in a layout space, the assigned 3D macro was placed with a 90° degree rotation. If the 3D macro is selected as an individual part for the insertion as a device, it is placed correctly. Now the 3D macro is also placed correctly as a module.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

It is now possible again in the parts management to select several parts and to perform an accessory selection on the Accessories tab for all parts at the same time.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

If an SQL server database was set for the parts management of Version 2022, the password of the SQL database was displayed in addition to the database name in the status bar of the EPLAN Platform. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

In the parts management the opening and closing of the Multilingual input dialog without modifications resulted under certain conditions in the data of the parts management being considered as modified and the change date being modified after saving. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

The part property External document (ID 22210) is now available again for the property arrangements in the Display tab of a function.

2023
EPLAN Platform Structure identifier management

If several rows and columns of an Excel spreadsheet were pasted into the list of the structure identifier management using the popup menu item Paste copied rows, this only functioned after pasting twice. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing data Rittal - Perforex / Secarex

If empty or incomplete rework outlines were output in the manufacturing data for Rittal-Perforex BC because of non-available fins, this lead to an error message on the machine. This has been corrected. If no fins are generated, no rework outlines are now created either.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

When using user-defined property configurations not all properties were displayed correctly in some projects even though the property configurations were available. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Reports

If report pages were deleted in a project and the project was reported again, it was possible that the incorrect report type was assigned to pages during report generation. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Labeling

During the output of the labeling for the report type "Device tag list" it was possible that the visible DT was not output for all devices, depending on the selection made. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views

During the output of a model view with automatic dimensioning, no vertical dimensioning was generated for busbars. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

If a counter with hexadecimal number system was used in the PLC address format, it was possible that the connection points were not numbered correctly while duplicating PLC connection points. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Macros

If the Generate protected group during insertion setting was activated for a macro box in a macro project, it was subsequently no longer possible to group the macro boxes and the associated objects via the corresponding functionality when preparing the macros for automatic generation. This was intended to prevent groups from being created in groups in macros. The functionality Group macro boxes and associated objects has now been changed so that it functions for all macro boxes. When inserting a macro, the other superfluous groups contained in the macro are removed when the protected group is generated.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

If the data of a part was changed in the Properties tab and you clicked the [Apply] button, the displayed area of the properties moved upward. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Print

Printing with the [Ctrl] + [P] shortcut key is now possible again. When this shortcut key is executed, the Backstage view Print is opened and the (Print) button is active.

2023
EPLAN Preplanning Creation of the detail planning

When placing a page macro from the pre-planning navigator the wrong macro name was displayed in the embedded window macro. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

During the import of an XML file created with Version 2.9 into the parts management problems occurred with texts which were not identified as to be translated. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Messages

When synchronizing distributed functions between different representation types, the configuration project for the PLC boxes was erroneously transferred to other representation types (as of Version 2.8). Since the configuration project must only be available at the main function, such a synchronization resulted in the output of check run message 004046. This has been solved. The configuration project of the PLC box is now not transferred anymore to further representation types during synchronization.

2023
EPLAN Preplanning Reports

If objects were marked on the report pages for the pre-planning, these could not be selected in the pre-planning navigator using the Synchronize selection command. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

If a hierarchy level with many pages was selected in the page navigator, not all pages were always displayed in the graphical preview. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

If the PLC cards with empty configuration projects were connected within a network, the export generated faulty links. This does not happen anymore now. No links are output anymore in the AML file for such PLC cards that were not exported.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

When filtering for texts in the parts management using the input in the "Find" field, various object types such as "Drilling pattern" were not considered in Version 2022. This has been corrected. In addition this filter now also affects the data of the object types "Customer" and "Manufacturer / supplier".

2023
EPLAN Platform EPLAN Cloud

If the "Automatic" option was selected in the EPLAN Platform for the User interface design setting, this lead to an undesired behavior in some older Windows versions. This has been corrected. For Windows versions without light or dark mode, the dark user interface design is now also used for the "Automatic" setting in the windows of the EPLAN Cloud products.

2023
EPLAN Platform Bill of materials navigator

All terminals of a terminal strip were displayed in the bill of materials navigator with a set view Bill of materials grouping below a hierarchy level for a bill of materials group even though this bill of materials group was only entered at one terminal. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects

If parts were assigned to the main functions in the schematic via a placeholder object, it was possible that in the subsequent conflict dialog for the function overwritten values were displayed which were then not applied though. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform User-defined properties

User-defined part properties which are assigned for part references were not - as is usual - sorted according their identifying name in the Parts tab of the property dialog. This resulted in an incorrect sequence. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN API Interfaces

When registering add-ons with integrated API add-ins the restriction for specific product variants was ignored in the install.xml. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Macros

When updating macros, property arrangements which are already available in the project are not overwritten. After updating the names of property arrangements that do not match the displayed arrangements anymore were displayed erroneously. This has been corrected. (If the updated property arrangement does not match a property arrangement available in the project anymore, "User-defined" is displayed for this property arrangement.)

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

When inserting a mounting grid on a frame profile, a horizontal instead of a vertical grid was erroneously created under certain conditions. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Pages

If modifications were performed while copying and pasting a high number of pages in the dialog Adapt structure on the Page tab, this could result in EPLAN being terminated unexpectedly. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Macros

If a page with a macro box was opened in a macro project, the page was displayed as selected during Generate automatically in the subsequent dialog. However, no macro was generated. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

If items were placed on a copper rail with a mounting surface and mounting line, these items could subsequently not be moved anymore by using the Placement options dialog when the With reference to original position setting was activated there. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform DXF / DWG interface

During the export of a device tag list as a DXF / DWG file it was possible that the connection point designations of symbols were located on the output page below the plot frame. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Structure identifier management

It is now possible again to move lines via drag & drop in the list of the dialog Structure identifier management. In the process the position is also indicated again by a thick red line beneath which the moved lines are inserted.

2023
EPLAN Platform Navigators

Automatic scrolling from the visible area is now active again in the tree views of the navigators. This way pages in the page navigator can, for example be moved again with drag & drop in the areas which were not visible initially.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

The data of a copied part could previously only be transferred in the tree view to a selected part / variants. This has been corrected. The popup menu item Paste data is now also active in the list view.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

In Version 2022 it was erroneously possible that when the shortcut keys were customized, keys which were already used internally for functionalities were assigned to other commands. For example, for the [F1] key this resulted in the command being executed at the same time as the help system was called up when [F1] was pressed. This has been corrected. If an internally used key or shortcut key is now specified in the Customize shortcut keys dialog, the text is shown as "Internally used" and an assignment is not possible.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

If an item was placed on the mounting line of a copper rail by using the orthogonal function, a different mounting surface was used instead of the originally selected mounting line when the cursor was moved onto another mounting point. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform User-defined properties

After the import of older projects from Version 2.7 into newer Versions (2.9 and higher), the values of user-defined properties which were defined as part reference properties were displayed erroneously in the Part tab of the property dialog. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform PDF export

If pages with device data were also output during the PDF export, only one variant was listed for a part with two variants. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

If multiple variants of a part where each variant contains a separate drilling pattern were placed as devices in the layout space using the Insert center, a drilling pattern was only displayed for the first part variant. No other value was entered for the Used drilling pattern property at the other part variants in the property dialog of the part placement. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

If instead of the shortcut key [Ctrl] + [Enter] the shortcut key [Alt] + [Enter] was entered in the Function templates tab in the Connection point designations column for inserting a line break, EPLAN was terminated unexpectedly. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

If several Clipboards were used while copying and pasting different objects, the plot frame was erroneously displayed in the preview of the Paste dialog in some cases. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel Placeholder objects

If a device to which a macro with placeholder object was assigned was placed in a layout space, the values of the selected value set were changed (erroneously) through the subsequent numbering. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

If a terminal strip was placed from the 3D mounting layout navigator into a layout space via the popup menu item Place, a filter activated for this navigator was not taken into consideration. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

In channels with several I/O connection points only one may be active at any given time. The further I/O connection points can be identified as deactivated by means of the Deactivated I/O connection point property. Deactivated PLC connection points are treated like power supplies and not considered by check run 004020 and during the export of PLC configuration files. If PLC connection points with the function definition "PLC connection point, variable" were identified as deactivated, they were in the past still considered for these actions. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects

When selecting variables in placeholder objects, problems occurred with displaying the selected variables in the Assignment tab. The variables were only displayed after the dialog was opened again. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Navigators

In the dialog Settings: Project groups (definition) the entry "Parts" could be selected by mistake as the type for additional navigators. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN API Methods (API)

If 3D graphic data was exported in the STEP Format from the Export3D class by means of the method InstallationSpacesToStep, specific settings from the export scheme were not considered. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN API PLC

Since some manufacturers of PLC configuration programs have already changed over to the AutomationML standard for Version 2022 in the EPLAN Platform, the converters "PlcDcXMLExchangerBeckhoff" und "XMLRockwellExchanger" have been removed.

2023
EPLAN Platform Navigators

A horizontal scroll bar is now shown again in the tree view of the navigators and the project management if the displayed objects and texts do not fit in the dialog width.

2023
EPLAN Platform Macros

If you inserted several macros consecutively in Version 2022, the Variant drop-down list was not updated in the Open dialog. The list always shows the variants of the first macro for all further macros. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Project compression

If unused symbol libraries were removed via project compression for a new project which was created by means of the basic project NFPA_Inch_bas001.zw9, symbol libraries stored in the project, such as the symbol library SPECIAL_en_US were removed as well. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform PDF export

During a PDF export of a project with the Simplified jump function setting, overlapping jump areas result on pages of the type "Panel layout" for specific part placements (such as PLC cards) in the generated PDF file. This partially resulted in jumps to the incorrect PLC card in the schematic. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

The selection was lost in the tree or in the list of the parts management when deleting a search term or when deactivating a filter. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Page navigator

The page properties Checked by (ID 11082) and Checked date (11083) are now available as filter criteria in the filter of the page navigator.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

When working in the parts management with an SQL parts database, saving after a change in the function templates took some time. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

While addressing multiple PLC cards for which no start value was entered in the Start address of PLC card property, it was possible that the carry over for the first counter was calculated incorrectly. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views

In a model view the property texts for terminals were not displayed with simplified representation and with the application of the item labeling from the layout space, if in the user-specific 3D settings for graphical editing the Terminal strips (block definition) setting was deactivated in the Apply simplified representation to group box. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

The search index was not updated when carrying over parts data via the action XPamArticlesSyncAction from a new parts database into an older parts database for Version 2.9 (or older). Therefore you could not search for updated parts in the old parts database. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN API Actions (API)

Using the action XEsUserPropertiesExportAction no user-defined properties could be exported when the project was opened write-protected or if it was opened exclusively by another user for editing. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel Routing connections

If during the automatic optimization of nets the net contained functions with a subordinate DT (for example, when using module parts), it was possible that connections were missing in the associated net definition point after the optimization. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform User-defined properties

The displayed name and the description of a user-defined part property were previously only translated or output during the creation of a missing-word list if the Translate property value check box was activated in the configuration dialog. Since this setting is only available for part properties with the field type "Multilingual text", the displayed names and the descriptions of part properties could not be translated with other field types. This has been corrected. The displayed names and descriptions of the user-defined part properties are not translated in accordance with the settings for the scope (dialog Settings: Parts management).

2023
EPLAN Platform Reports

If the Suppress in bill of materials (if filtered) property was used as a sorting criterion during the output of a summarized parts list, incorrect sorting and an incomplete summary of the parts was the result. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

When placing a terminal strip from the 3D mounting layout navigator with an activated collision check, a collision check was only carried out when the first terminal was placed. The further terminals were placed despite collision. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Device selection

During device selection the selection of the accessories from an accessory list takes place by means of the Select accessories dialog. In this dialog the Technical characteristics (ID 22017) property is also available for the column configuration.

2023
EPLAN Platform PDF export

During the PDF export of project pages via a command line call with the output in "Black and white", white lines were displayed on a white background for autoconnect lines with the EPLAN color number 7 in the generated PDF file. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

If the Modification allowed during selection setting was activated for the parts management, modifications to the individual parts of an assembly could be made during a part selection for this assembly. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Reports

If you entered properties from the "Revision" category in a form for the Combine in a line by form property (such as, for example,Revision name (change tracking)), the data on the respective report page (for example in the revision overview) were not combined in a line. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Navigators

In navigators (such as the device navigator) renaming by using the [F2] button did not work under certain conditions. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Preplanning Messages

For planning objects the check run message 028014 was displayed even though no part was stored at the planning objects. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

If property texts of symbols were moved in the graphical editor, some symbols could subsequently not be moved via drag & drop. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

If more than 16 characters were used in the parts management for the short description of manufacturers, not all parts were displayed in the tree view for the node of the same name. This has been corrected. Now 30 characters are possible again.

2023
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

If a zooming in or zooming out several times consecutively by means of the mouse wheel took place for an opened project page with many image files, this could result in EPLAN being terminated unexpectedly. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Preplanning P&I diagrams

While duplicating objects on P&I diagram pages the assignment to the structure segments was lost for structure boxes in the pre-planning. As a result the structure boxes and the objects located within the boxes were numbered incorrectly. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

In the dialogs Use existing PLC connection points blockwise, Use existing PLC addresses blockwise and Move PLC inputs and outputs the performance when moving table cells has been improved.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel Master data for EPLAN Pro Panel

The import of routing connections has been improved. For terminals an assignment of source and target is now also possible again via the terminal and connection point designations.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

If several opened project pages in the graphical editor were assigned in several tab groups, the tab was positioned on the ribbon after closing a project page as if no project page was open. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Reports

While generating a connection list an incorrect sorting was output when the Connection: Cross-section / diameter with unit property was used as the sorting criterion. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

If a tree configuration with specific properties was set for the parts management when working with a SQL parts database, this could result in parts being displayed double in the tree view. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Translation

If you specified in the translation settings that texts should be translated by word, and in addition the check box Line breaks: Text-based was activated, it was possible that no line breaks existed in the translated text. This behavior occurred when the entire sentence was found in the dictionary. In this case the entry is not translated word-by-word, but rather used for the entire sentence. Line breaks from the source text are lost. This has been corrected. If the entire sentence is found in the dictionary during the word-by-word translation, the line breaks are now set at a similar position to that in the source text.

2023
EPLAN Platform Page navigator

In the dialog Number pages: Preview of result a conflict for the page names was no longer displayed with a selection when numbering pages. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

While inserting dash-dot or point lines in the graphical editor the points were not displayed anymore if the line thickness was set to the value "0.00 mm" in the properties of the line. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Electric P8 Terminals / plugs

In the dialogs Edit terminal strip and Edit plug the marker of the currently selected table cells was lost during specific actions (part selection or selection of a level). This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

If a part was selected in the list view of the parts management and the Edit externally dialog was opened via the popup menu item Export data, the selection was ignored and the check box Apply to entire parts management was activated in the dialog. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN API Actions (API)

The execution of the changeLayer action for changing layer properties took significantly longer during the customizing of many layers than the manual customizing via the layer management in the user interface when several project pages were open. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

If elements with numerous objects or extensive graphics were selected and moved or duplicated in a 2D editor, this process could take some time. This now takes place faster.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

If the Manufacturer property was used for the tree configuration in the parts management and if this was not the last node in the tree view, the parts below the last node were displayed double or incorrectly. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

In some drop-down lists, for example for the selection of a line type or a color, the selection with the keyboard did not function. If a selected value was confirmed with the [Input] button, it was subsequently not possible anymore to change the table cell with the cursor buttons. Instead the values of the drop-down list were run through. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Bill of materials

During the export of the bill of materials list in XML format a part was listed under an incorrect DT under specific conditions. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

If a specific language was selected in the parts management in the Filter dialog for a filter criterion in the [Language] column, this setting was not saved under specific conditions and reset to the "All project languages" entry. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views

If the properties for two model views which are located on one project page were edited together and specific 3D objects were hidden in the property dialog via the [Toggle] button, this was only implemented for one of the model views. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

After property texts had been moved in the graphical editor, it was possible that the icon for the set option "From layer" was not displayed anymore in the View tab of the property dialog for the display property Angle. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

If a filter for specific product subgroups was created in the parts management (for example "Plug: Switching jumper"), it was possible that a different value (for example "Terminals: Switching jumper") was displayed in the Filter dialog than in the value selection. This occurred for properties which are used in multiple product subgroups. Now the subgroups are listed behind the property name in brackets both in the Filter dialog as well as during the value selection (e.g. "Switching jumper (terminals, plugs)"). for such properties.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

In some table cells numerical values can be entered by using two arrow buttons, for example in the Parts tab of the property dialog in the Number of units / quantity column. Under certain conditions the numerical values entered this way were not correctly saved when the dialog was closed with [OK]. This now works again.

2023
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

The "Arial Black" font was displayed incorrectly in the editors. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

If the property texts of functions (such as the engraving text) were edited when the options Direct editing were activated, the available values could be selected via a selection list but not applied. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

When inserting texts copied from MS Excel into a property table of the EPLAN platform, the last line break is now not inserted anymore.

2023
EPLAN Platform Macros

If a macro is selected in the parts management at a part, the last used macro directory is now preset again. This behavior also applies for the selection dialog when inserting page macros in the page navigator.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

If values were entered in the User-defined properties tab for a user-defined property and then a changeover to a different tab of the parts management carried out, the entered value was deleted. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

Previously the commands Format and Copy format could not be inserted into the quick access toolbar. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing data Rittal - PWA

During the export of manufacturing data for wire fabrication in the "Steinhauer - PWA" format an error message was output when an attempt was made to export items that, from a data processing point of view, are not length-variable items (for example rails on busbar adapters). This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Translation

If the translation setting Translate on input was activated, an automatic translation was also performed when manual translations were entered in the Multilingual input dialog. If the entered text did not exist in the dictionary, the translation is deleted. This has been corrected. The automatic translation is now only performed again for direct inputs in input fields or table cells.

2023
EPLAN Platform PDF export

If a page filter with the filter criterion "Function on page / product (main identifier)" was used during the PDF export, no pages were output during the export even though pages with this activated filter were displayed in the page navigator. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

When synchronizing a newer parts database from Version 2022 with a parts database of Version 2.9 no functioning progress bar was displayed for larger data amounts and longer duration. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

In the part property Cable assignment diagram form it is now possible again for parts of the "Cable" product group to select a form using .

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

A change of the SQL parts database in the settings of the parts management resulted in a system error and no parts were displayed in the part master data navigator. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

If the extended clipboard of Windows 10 was used for editing property texts with an activated option Direct editing, a text could be selected but not inserted anymore. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects

In placeholder objects the column width of value sets could not be adjusted via the column separator using the mouse on the Values tab under specific conditions. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform DXF / DWG interface

If all EPLAN colors are set to a CAD color (for example 2 = yellow) in the scheme for the DXF / DWG export, all displayed elements of this color are now displayed again in the exported DXF / DWG file.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel Layout space navigator

If two or more layout spaces in the graphical editor were open in separate windows, the names of the layout spaces were not highlighted in bold anymore in the layout space navigator. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

In the property dialog it was possible during longer work with EPLAN that a time lag occurred while opening the tabs Display or Format. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform External editing

If the action XMExportConnectionsAction was performed for the export of connection properties for external editing as a command in the ribbon, the project specified via the ProjectName parameter was opened write-protected so that the externally edited target file could subsequently not be imported into the project. If a project is now specified in the command line of the command with /ProjectName and immediate importing after external editing is specified via /ExecutionMode:2, the project is opened editable and the externally editable target file is imported again.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel Views

When 2D drilling views with threaded holes are output, the core holes in the 2D drilling views are now displayed norm-compliant.

2023
EPLAN Platform Labeling

It was not possible in the Settings tab of the Settings: Manufacturing data export / Labeling dialog to remove the value set for the Filter setting setting by means of the [Del] key. Even if nothing was displayed, the previously set filter was still active. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

When values with decimal places were displayed, inconsistent rounding occurred in the parts management. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Rights management

When EPLAN was started with activated rights management, the start screen was closed as soon as the sign-in dialog was opened. After confirming the password with [OK], the EPLAN icon was no longer displayed in the task bar. It was therefore not clear for the user whether the start procedure was continued. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects

In placeholder objects it is now possible again to exchange symbols via the selection of value sets.

2023
EPLAN Platform Page navigator

After a page had been deleted in the page navigator the marking was not placed at the next page in the tree, but the marking was lost. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel Routing connections

While routing connections from an item to a terminal strip, saddle jumpers on the terminals meant that no entry into the routing path network could be determined so that as a result a correct route was prevented. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel STEP format

When STEP files with activated check box Only external representation of the enclosure were exported, it was possible that not all items of the external representation for a layout space were exported under specific conditions. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

If a text on a project page was copied by means of the popup menu item and inserted again, the text to be inserted was only visible again after a movement with the mouse. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Browser window

The Chromium component "CefSharp" has been updated to the current version 99.2.120. This component is used for the display of contents in the browser windows of the EPLAN platform (for example EPLAN Data Portal, EPLAN Cogineer, etc.).

2023
EPLAN Platform Functions

When using existing functions, problems could occur at complex macros, which resulted in not all device tags being assigned correctly. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN API Methods (API)

When calling up the CopyTo method from the Page class, the progress bar was always displayed even without the use of the Progress class. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

While inserting diagonal connections on project pages, the arrows displayed at the cursor while drawing the diagonals were always displayed in black for each set color scheme. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform 2D panel layout

When placing items from the 2D panel layout navigator onto the mounting panel of a panel layout page using drag & drop, problems occurred if a multi-line page was opened in an undocked window. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

If a multilingual property was used for a user-defined tree configuration in the parts management, this could result in parts being displayed below an incorrect node and no value being displayed for this property in the list view if values of the respective property were identified as not translatable. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Navigators

If several objects were selected below a device in the device navigator, the graphical preview remained empty if a part for which no image was stored was located below the selected objects. This has been corrected. Now objects for which no preview is possible are ignored and a preview is displayed for the other objects.

2023
EPLAN Electric P8 Edit in table

The properties CPU: Name [2] to CPU: Name [128] could be edited in tabular editing even if the respective PLC box was marked as a CPU. This has been corrected. Furthermore the property CPU: Name [1] is now always write-protected in tabular editing and can only be edited in the property dialog of the respective PLC box.

2023
EPLAN Platform Macros

During the automatic generation of macros from a macro project, path variables in the Macro definition tab resulted in no macros being generated and error messages being output. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects

If you carried out the action Adopt variables in the property dialog of placeholder objects in the Assignment tab via the popup menu, this process could take a long time. This now runs faster.

2023
EPLAN Platform Structure identifier navigator

When moving structure identifiers with subordinate structures in the structure identifier navigator, the subordinate structures were not sorted correctly, depending on whether the tree or list view was selected. This has been fixed._.

2023
EPLAN Preplanning Creation of the detail planning

During the placement of macros via drag & drop from the pre-planning navigator, the wrong macro name was entered at the macro box of the placed macro under specific conditions. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

If a macro is selected in the parts management using the dialog Select macro, a correct preview is now displayed again in the dialog Graphical preview for the selected macro.

2023
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

If an AutoCAD file was imported as a project page during the DXF / DWG import, it was possible under certain conditions that filled polylines were displayed incorrectly. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Print

If you have selected a project in the page navigator and want to print only the filtered pages of an active page filter, it is now possible again to activate the Selection option in the Print dialog.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel Routing connections

When the source and target of a routing connection were exchanged, the routing direction did not change, i.e. the properties Routing direction source (ID 31114) and Routing direction target (ID 31115) were not exchanged. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Project options

If a section is selected for project options in the navigator, it is displayed in the graphical preview. By double-clicking the graphical preview you can now jump to the associated project page again.

2023
EPLAN Platform Print

If you selected a different printer than the default printer in the Backstage view Print and changed a setting in the printer properties (for example the page format), the print preview was not updated. This now works again.

2023
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

If several structure boxes were placed as polylines next to each other on a project page, it was possible that structure boxes were erroneously recognized as placed within other structure boxes, depending on the position of the corner points. The device tags of these boxes were then nested accordingly. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

When the collision check was activated, it was not possible to change the length of an equipped mounting rail since it erroneously always collided with an item placed on the mounting rail. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Navigators

If a part from the device list was inserted as a device in the schematic, the sorting of the parts in the device list was lost. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform PDF export

During the PDF export of report pages, specific format settings for placeholder texts for the output of symbol graphics in reports were not considered. As a result the output symbol graphics in the generated PDF were always displayed in the original size. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

The color specified for a project via the project group assignment was displayed under specific conditions as a border for the graphical editor even if the pages of a project without project group assignment (i.e. without color) were opened in this editor. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN API Methods (API)

When deleting unused variables for placeholder objects by means of the DeleteUnusedVariables method from the PlaceHolder class in the EPLAN API used variables were also deleted. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN API Parts management

If an "older" parts database of Version 2022 was opened by means of the EPLAN API, this parts database was automatically updated. This has been corrected. As was the case up to Version 2.9 SP1 old parts databases are now not updated automatically anymore, but opened write-protected. The EPLAN API now provides the UpgradePartsDb method from the MDPartsManagement class and the UpdateScheme method from the MDPartsDatabase class for targeted updating of parts databases.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

When customizing the ribbon it was possible under certain conditions that the tooltip and the description were not saved for an added command. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Projects

The functionality Synchronize project caused an error during the second synchronization if the source project was renamed or deleted beforehand. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform External editing

The import of connection data from external editing resulted in new connection definition points being created for unchanged data under specific conditions. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

The sizes of the page navigator and the graphical preview were changed when the tabular editing was opened and closed again. This has been corrected. The window sizes and positions of the navigators and of the graphical preview are now adapted in percentage terms when switching off and on.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

If the [Esc] key for the Cancel action command was removed in the Customize shortcut keys dialog, this shortcut key could not be reassigned. This has been corrected. The [Esc] key can no longer be removed.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

If the ribbon of an undocked graphical editor was minimized, it was possible to move the tabs of this ribbon up or down with the mouse wheel. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views

If pages were scrolled in a graphical editor, it was possible under certain conditions that the contents of a model view were no longer displayed. After the view was updated via [F5], the model view was visible again. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Part selection

In the list view of the part selection, sorting by double-clicking a column header now functions again. If this procedure takes some time, a progress bar is now displayed.

2023
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

When specifying an optional coordinate base point by using the Base point shift functionality, the displayed elements disappeared on the project page in specific situations. Only when the view was zoomed or updated via [F5] were the elements visible again. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

If data (parts, accessory list, etc.) were renamed to an old parts database of Version 2.9 after synchronization, this resulted in both the renamed and the original record being available in the old parts database during a renewed synchronization. This has been corrected. During the synchronization a check is carried out whether a record was renamed and if this is the case, the record with the "old" designation is deleted in Version 2.9.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

During the synchronization of a newer parts database from Version 2022 with a parts database of Version 2.9 the activated setting of the Alignable property for terminal parts was not transferred correctly. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

Previously the commands Cut, Copy, Paste and Delete from the Home tab of the ribbon could not be inserted into the quick access toolbar. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

If several projects were open, the name of the project opened first was always displayed in the graphical preview, regardless of which project was selected in the page navigator. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Settings

In the device navigator, texts (displayed DT, etc.) were not converted to upper-case letters during renaming, even though conversion to upper-case was activated in the settings. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

Customizing the ribbon in undocked windows resulted in problems. The menu item Customize ribbon is therefore now only available in the EPLAN main window. Exporting and importing a ribbon is now also only possible in the main window.

2023
EPLAN Platform Connections

If the connection cross-section was specified with the unit "AWG" at a connection definition point, the check run 005093 erroneously returned a message, even though no values had been entered for the connected terminals in the Terminals: AWG from and Terminals: AWG to properties. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Labeling

When outputting labeling data, for example for the report type "Summarized parts list", the data of the mechanical devices were only exported if the setting Apply to entire project was activated. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

If the visible device tag of interruption points was filled with subsequent blanks for formatting purposes, the device tags were represented indented differently than in Version 2.9 in the graphical editor. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

In property tables (for example in tabular editing) or in the list views of the navigators, it could happen that property values were not inserted correctly when cutting and pasting. This now works again.

2023
EPLAN Platform Part selection

If several parts were moved in their position on the Parts tab of the property dialog, this process could take some time under certain conditions. This now takes place faster.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel Views

If in the Unfold dialog the Show drilling pattern property was activated and if cut-outs were located on item edges, these item edges were not always drawn completely in the copper unfolds. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

During the search in the property overview and in the Properties tab of the parts management it was not possible to search for the identifying numbers of the properties or for their index values. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform External editing

The index values of user-defined properties were not displayed in the Selected format elements field in the settings for external editing. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

When moving an item in the layout space, it was possible in the activated design mode that the cursor jumped to an incorrect position after defining the starting point and entering the X, Y and Z coordinates. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Preplanning Moving PCT loops

In pre-planning, functions were numbered when moving PCT loops even though the identifiers at the PCT loop had not changed and the identifiers for the functions were not relevant or not valid. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform User interface

When working with a Chinese keyboard it was not possible to enter Chinese characters into the activated field in the processing mode in the property tables or in the list views of navigators. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform External editing

If data for external editing was exported and path variables for the project properties $(PROJPROP_<ID>) were used in the Edit externally dialog when specifying the target directory, these path variables were not resolved during the export. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views

During the copying and pasting of project pages with frozen model views it was possible under certain conditions that the item labeling was missing for model views on the inserted project pages. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Parts management

Parts were selected incorrectly in the tree view of the parts management if the superior node was selected in addition to the first selected parts in a node. This has been fixed._.

2023
EPLAN Preplanning Macros

When inserting a pre-planning object by means of a macro, the system message "Invalid type conversion" was output. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Plot frame editor

If a graphic whose lines intersected the point of origin was to be moved in the plot frame editor via drag & drop, the point of origin was erroneously located at the cursor and EPLAN was terminated unexpectedly. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Navigators

If a filter was opened in a navigator (e.g. the "Function designation" filter in the page navigator) and the last entry was selected and moved up with the shortcut key [Ctrl] + [Alt] + arrow key [Up], an unexpected error occurred. This has been fixed._.

2023
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing Data Rittal - Wire Terminal WT

During the export of manufacturing data to "Rittal - Wire Terminal WT" a cable connection that had the value "Line" for the Connection: Association property caused an unexpected error message. This has been corrected. In the future, not only cable connections but also phase busbar connections, line connectors and conduit connections will be excluded from the export.

2023
EPLAN Platform Page navigator

Display problems could occur in large projects with many pages when browsing through the tree view of the page navigator. The selection jumped back from the last selected page to the originally selected page so that the active page was no longer visible. This has been corrected.

2023
EPLAN Platform Data exchange with Harness

During data exchange between EPLAN Electric P8 and EPLAN Harness proD the property Function text (ID 20011) is now also taken into consideration. The exchange file for the export and import of wire harness data (*.hpdex) has been extended accordingly.

2.9 SP1 Update11
EPLAN Preplanning P&I diagrams

When copying and pasting P&I diagram pages with linked pre-planning segments into another project, PCT loops were erroneously numbered when the designation of the PCT loops ended with a letter. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update11
EPLAN User interface

If you had created a button in a toolbar using the Check project command and selected a different image for the button, EPLAN had to be restarted. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update11
EPLAN Platform Projects

If the greater-than sign (">") was used in the displayed DT for extended reference identification, it was possible that EPLAN was terminated unexpectedly under certain conditions. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update11
EPLAN Platform User interface

After a Microsoft Office 365 update (e.g. build number 16.0.15028.20160), it was possible that the EPLAN platform automatically restarted after it was exited. This has been corrected. A workaround has been implemented in this EPLAN update. According to information from Microsoft, this issue will be addressed in another Microsoft Office update in the near future.

2022 Update4
EPLAN API Interfaces

When registering add-ons with integrated API add-ins, problems could occur under certain conditions when customizing the ribbon. This has been corrected.

2022 Update4
EPLAN Platform User interface

After a Microsoft Office 365 update (e.g. build number 16.0.15028.20160), it was possible that the EPLAN platform automatically restarted after it was exited. This has been corrected. A workaround has been implemented in this EPLAN update. According to information from Microsoft, this issue will be addressed in another Microsoft Office update in the near future.

2.9 SP1 Update10
EPLAN Platform Browser window

The Chromium component "CefSharp" has been updated to the current version 99.2.120. This component is used for the display of contents in the browser windows of the EPLAN platform (for example EPLAN Data Portal, EPLAN Cogineer, etc.).

2022 Update3
EPLAN API Actions (API)

The new action partsmanagementapi now makes it possible to export parts under consideration of an existing filter scheme (FILTERSCHEME parameter).

2022 Update3
EPLAN Pro Panel STEP format

The export of STEP files lead in Version 2022 to some faces not being displayed correctly in the generated STEP file. This has been corrected.

2022 Update3
EPLAN Platform Parts management

During the import of parts data the values of some properties (for example ERP number) were overwritten even though a protection was specified for these properties in the scheme for the field assignment. This has been corrected.

2022 Update3
EPLAN Platform User interface

During the import of multiple property arrangements in the property dialog it was possible that this procedure was aborted. This has been corrected.

2022 Update3
EPLAN Platform PDF export

An infinite loop could occur during the PDF export of large projects. This has been corrected.

2022 Update3
EPLAN Platform User interface

If an action was performed (such as, for example, selecting pages) in very large projects with an open graphical preview in the page navigator, this could lead to EPLAN only responding again after a few seconds. This has been corrected.

2022 Update3
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing Data Rittal - Wire Terminal WT

During the export of manufacturing data for the wire fabrication in the "Rittal - WireTerminal WT" format the values for the Dual sleeve prescribed property were exchanged under specific conditions for connections that existed as daisy chains. This has been corrected.

2022 Update3
EPLAN Platform User interface

If EPLAN Data Portal is arranged as a flyout within the EPLAN Platform, the filter settings used for the import of a part are now kept if the flyout is opened again afterwards and another part is to be imported.

2022 Update3
EPLAN Platform Reports

If a connection list was output as a report while working with project groups and the name of the project selected in the Connection list (Total) dialog in the Page navigator field, EPLAN was terminated unexpectedly. This has been corrected.

2022 Update3
EPLAN Platform User interface

When creating a user-defined property configuration for project properties it was possible that EPLAN was terminated unexpectedly. This has been corrected.

2022 Update3
EPLAN Platform Parts management

If parts data was exported as an XML file and later imported again into a parts database, it was possible that after the import variants without function templates had the same function templates as the first variants of the parts. This has been corrected.

2022 Update3
EPLAN Platform Parts management

If an SQL server database was set for the parts management, the filter did not work. This has been corrected.

2022 Update3
EPLAN API Methods (API)

When calling up the Create method from the Component class, the nMacroFromArticleVariant parameter was ignored. This has been corrected.

2022 Update3
EPLAN Platform Print

If the dialog for printing was called up for a project without pages, EPLAN was terminated unexpectedly. This has been corrected.

2022 Update3
EPLAN Platform User interface

If several texts which contain line breaks were copied from another program (for example Excel) and inserted in EPLAN in multilingual fields of a table (for example for tabular editing, in the dialog Addresses / assignment lists, etc.) these line breaks were displayed as paragraph marks but not interpreted as a line break. This now works again.

2022 Update3
EPLAN Platform Parts management

During the search for values with blanks in the parts management problems occurred if there was more than one blank in the value. This has been corrected.

2022 Update3
EPLAN Platform Page navigator

Selecting a page in the tree of the page navigator by entering the first number of the page name now also functions again when the number block of the keyboard is used.

2022 Update3
EPLAN Platform Structure identifier management

If identifiers were moved by one position by means of the arrow buttons (Move up) and (Move down) in the tree of the structure identifier management, the marker of the selected structure identifier was lost in the tree. This has been corrected.

2022 Update3
EPLAN Platform Block properties

If a QR code with a specific block property that contains format elements for the page was inserted in a form, the QR code on the generated report pages was calculated incorrectly in the project. This has been corrected.

2022 Update3
EPLAN Platform Parts management

If the Manufacturer property was used for the tree configuration in the parts management and if it was not the last node in the tree view, not all parts were displayed. This has been corrected.

2022 Update3
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

In Version 2022 Update2 the display of the path division in the graphical editor did not work when the command Schematic paths was used. This has been corrected.

2022 Update3
EPLAN Platform Parts management

If the parts database was used by a further user, the import of parts from EPLAN Data Portal was not possible. This has been corrected.

2022 Update3
EPLAN Platform Parts management

When exporting parts data in the EDZ or XML format the values of user-defined properties with the field types "Bool", "Integer" or "Decimal" were not exported. This has been corrected.

2022 Update3
EPLAN Platform Parts management

If the [...] button was used to branch into the Configure properties dialog in the parts management during the selection of a scheme for user-defined properties, an unexpected error message was displayed in the system messages. This has been corrected.

2022 Update3
EPLAN Platform Browser window

The Chromium component "CefSharp" has been updated to the current version 99.2.120. This component is used for the display of contents in the browser windows of the EPLAN platform (for example EPLAN Data Portal, EPLAN Cogineer, etc.).

2.9 SP1 Update9
EPLAN Platform Reports

For terminals to which an assembly is assigned as a part, no terminal designation has been output in the "Summarized parts list" report when a terminal strip definition was simultaneously available for the respective terminal. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update9
EPLAN Platform Reports

The value of a user-defined property which is defined as a part reference property is now output again in the parts list for terminals to which a broken-up assembly is assigned as a part.

2.9 SP1 Update9
EPLAN API Methods (API)

There was a problem during the updating of stored device data when using the part selection via API. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update9
EPLAN Platform Projects

The project was not closed correctly if EPLAN was terminated by the user signing out from their Windows session. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update9
EPLAN API Actions (API)

The import of layers using the parameter TYPE:IMPORT of the action GraphicalLayerTable did not function when one or more layers already existed. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update9
EPLAN Platform User interface

During the import of multiple property arrangements in the property dialog it was possible that this procedure was aborted. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update9
EPLAN API Methods (API)

When calling up the Create method from the Component class, the nMacroFromArticleVariant parameter was ignored. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update9
EPLAN Platform Parts management

If the Procurement property was selected as a further column in the parts management during configuration of the list, no parts were displayed in the list afterwards anymore. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update9
EPLAN Platform Projects

When opening a project with a more recent hotfix / update version, the Modification date property was changed because the internal build number changed due to the update of the project. In the future, this will no longer be the case. The date will only be changed if any data changes due to the update of the project.

2022 Update2
EPLAN Platform Reports

For terminals to which an assembly is assigned as a part, no terminal designation has been output in the "Summarized parts list" report when a terminal strip definition was simultaneously available for the respective terminal. This has been corrected.

2022 Update2
EPLAN API Methods (API)

There was a problem during the updating of stored device data when using the part selection via API. This has been corrected.

2022 Update2
EPLAN Platform Navigators

In the tree of the page navigator you can now select a page again by entering the first number or the first character of the page name. This also applies for the selection of other objects (layout spaces, devices, etc.) in the respective navigators.

2022 Update2
EPLAN Platform Parts management

The performance when working with the new parts management has been improved (for example with large data amounts, for the filtering by part numbers, etc.).

2022 Update2
EPLAN Platform Projects

The project was not closed correctly if EPLAN was terminated by the user signing out from their Windows session. This has been corrected.

2022 Update2
EPLAN Platform Parts management

During a parts data synchronization from a SQL parts database Version 2022 into an older SQL parts database Version 2.9, the values for the property Cable type / type designation (ID 22030) were not updated in the old database but rather deleted. This has been corrected.

2022 Update2
EPLAN Electric P8 Terminals

If a part number was entered manually in the Edit terminal strip dialog or when editing in tables for a terminal it was possible that the part variant had an undefined value. Now the part variant is set again to the default value "1" in this case.

2022 Update2
EPLAN API Classes (API)

If a check run derived from the class FunctionVerification was created by means of the EPLAN API, it did not function when no filter was set for the function category. This has been corrected.

2022 Update2
EPLAN Platform User interface

The selection of a device in the Insert center took place much slower when an SQL database was used for the parts management instead of an EPLAN database. This has been corrected.

2022 Update2
EPLAN API Methods (API)

When customizing the ribbon via API using the AddIcon method from the RibbonBar class, the images can now not only be transferred as file names of a SVG file but also the complete contents of an SVG file as a character string.

2022 Update2
EPLAN Platform Parts management

If a differentiation between upper-/lower-case letters was configured for the SQL server which is used for the parts database of the parts management in Version 2022, no connection could be established from the EPLAN Platform to the SQL server. This has been corrected.

2022 Update2
EPLAN Platform Part selection

If a user-defined tree configuration with multilingual property was used for the part selection, a part which was already assigned to a function was not pre-selected in the tree during the part selection. This has been corrected.

2022 Update2
EPLAN Platform Parts management

If an accessory list was selected in the Accessories tab of the parts management, only accessory lists could be selected for a further accessory selection, but not parts. This has been corrected.

2022 Update2
EPLAN Platform User interface

During the export of a user-specifically modified ribbon this was saved as an XML file with the coding "UTF-8". In the process display problems occurred in some languages. This was solved since the XML file is now saved with the coding "UTF-16-LE". To use existing user-specific ribbons you can, for example, convert these in the default text editor (Notepad) into the format "UTF-16 LE".

2022 Update2
EPLAN Platform Edit in table

Only a limited number of values could be copied from Microsoft Excel and pasted for editing in a table. This has been corrected.

2022 Update2
EPLAN Preplanning P&I diagrams

If macros with structure segments are inserted in the P&I diagram, the connection between a placeholder object in the macro and the structure segments now remains, in as far as the structure segment were recently inserted and not previously available in the pre-planning of the project. This way the values of structure segments in the P&I diagram can also be changed subsequently by assigning placeholder objects. For assigned structure segments which already existed in the pre-planning, the connection to the placeholder object is removed.

2022 Update2
EPLAN Preplanning Links

When inserting macros with the "P&I diagram" representation type, existing links between the segments are not inserted as well. This has been corrected.

2022 Update2
EPLAN API Actions (API)

The import of parts data after external editing using the action XMImportDCArticleDataAction did not work when a graphical editor was opened. This has been corrected.

2022 Update2
EPLAN Platform Block properties

In the dialog Format for block properties, the two fields Navigation and Preview are now adapted to the size of the dialog. This means that with longer texts you do not have to work with scroll bars anymore to fully read this information.

2022 Update2
EPLAN Platform User interface

If table cells were copied in the property tables, it was possible that the column headers were copied as well even though they were not marked. This has been corrected. Now the column headers are only copied into the clipboard if they are also marked.

As part of this change the contents of the clipboard are now saved in HTML format when copying table cells. This way the column header is also inserted by default when a copied table cell is inserted in Excel. If you want to insert only the text of the table cell, you have to insert the contents of the clipboard as text without formatting by using the "Paste Special" command in Excel.

2022 Update2
EPLAN Platform User interface

In the Insert center tags with a dot in the name were not saved correctly. This has been corrected.

2022 Update2
EPLAN Platform User interface

Assignment of user-defined image files when customizing the ribbon

When you customize the ribbon and assign actions and/or commands to user-defined command groups, you now also have the possibility to use own image files for these functionalities. The dialog Rename which allows you to assign an image file when customizing the ribbon has been expanded for this purpose with the buttons and . The button is used to open a selection dialog where you can select and import the desired image file. Only svg graphics can be used.

  • The recommended image size is 64x64 pixel.
  • The svg file must contain a vector graphic. An embedded image file is not displayed.
  • To ensure performance the svg file should be as small as possible. In the case of converted files we therefore recommend removing the embedded image part.
2022 Update1
EPLAN Platform User interface

User-defined Tooltips and descriptions for actions in the ribbon

When customizing the ribbon, a Tooltip and a description can now be specified for actions. To this purpose the Rename dialog for actions should be extended with the corresponding fields. In Version 2022 Update1 the designations of these fields are only displayed in English.

2022 Update1
EPLAN API Methods (API)

Extension of the class "RibbonCommandGroup" for the assignment of user-defined images

New overload functions have been added in the "RibbonCommandGroup" class for the "AddCommand" method which allow you to assign own images (*.svg) to commands in user-defined command groups as well as to add Tooltips and descriptions for actions.

2022 Update1
EPLAN Platform Browser window

The Chromium component "CefSharp" has been updated to the current version 94.4.50. This component is used for the display of contents in the browser windows of the EPLAN platform (for example EPLAN Data Portal, EPLAN Cogineer, etc.).

2022 Update1
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

If multiple layout spaces were copied in a project and inserted into another project using the Clipboard and existing layout spaces were overwritten in the process, it was possible that items such as, for example, a mounting panel were not displayed in a copied layout space even though they were available in the layout space navigator. This has been corrected.

2022 Update1
EPLAN API Properties (API)

It is now possible to query and specify the field type for user-defined properties in parts management by means of the new property "FieldType" from the class "MDUserDefinedPropertyDefinition".

2022 Update1
EPLAN Platform User interface

Specific context-dependent commands (such as, for example Image file, DXF / DWG, Hyperlink, QR code of the Insert tab) are not available anymore to customize the quick access toolbar. Because such commands are assigned to different command groups depending on the context (opened editor), problems arose when such a command was added to the toolbar.

2022 Update1
EPLAN API Classes (API)

If methods from the classes for the ribbon were used in API offline applications ("RibbonBar", "RibbonTab", "RibbonCommandGroup", "RibbonCommand"), an exception was issued. This has been solved.

2022 Update1
EPLAN Platform Macros

When an individual macro is created using the command Create window macro / symbol macro (shortcut keys [Ctrl] +[ F5]), the macro collection is updated. In the past all macros were checked. To accelerate the macro collection update, the update now only takes place for the new macro. The remaining macros of the macro collection are not checked.

2022 Update1
EPLAN API Scripts

In scripts you can now also access the parts management and, for example, edit the properties of parts. In the name space Eplan.EplAPI.MasterData the required classes are available.

2022 Update1
EPLAN Platform 2D panel layout

When a device is placed on a mounting panel in the 2D panel layout the dimensions stored at the part are now considered again for the setting Macro and dimensions from parts master data when the macro of the part does not contain the correct representation type.

2022 Update1
EPLAN API Properties (API)

Using the BasePoint property from the ContextPropertyPlacement class it was previously not possible to specify the respective base point in the property arrangements for part properties and/or part reference properties. This now works.

2022 Update1
EPLAN Platform Part selection

During the part selection a part can now be transferred again to the property dialog with a double-click.

2022 Update1
EPLAN Platform User interface

If you jumped to different operating elements and commands in the Backstage view by using the shortcut keys [Shift] + [Tab], it was possible that a command (e.g. Exit) was executed, without the [Enter] key or the [Spacebar] being selected. This has been corrected.

2022 Update1
EPLAN Platform Parts management

If a hierarchy level with many parts (> 7700) was opened in the tree of the parts management, EPLAN was unexpectedly terminated. This has been corrected.

2022 Update1
EPLAN Platform Part selection

If block editing was performed for several main functions or connections and a part number was entered manually there, a memory access violation occurred under specific conditions. This lead to the selected part only being entered at the first main function or connection. This has been corrected.

2022 Update1
EPLAN Platform Change of standard

During the change of standard symbols which were partially outside the plot frame were not taken into consideration. This has been corrected.

2022 Update1
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

The graphic at the cursor is now visible again immediately when symbols are inserted by means of shortcut keys (e.g. [F3] for "Angle (down, right)").

2022 Update1
EPLAN Platform Parts management

When using an SQL server for the parts database it happened under specific conditions when the parts management was opened that the SQL database was set to the single-user mode and remained in this mode. This has been corrected.

2022 Update1
EPLAN Pro Panel Master data for EPLAN Pro Panel

The performance when assigning parts data has been improved for the Synchronize devices dialog which is opened during the import of device data. If this procedure takes some time, a progress bar is now displayed.

2022 Update1
EPLAN Platform Browser window

The Chromium component "CefSharp" has been updated to the current version 93.1.140. This component is used for the display of contents in the browser windows of the EPLAN platform (for example EPLAN Data Portal, EPLAN Cogineer, etc.).

2.9 SP1 Update8
EPLAN Platform DXF / DWG interface

During the DXF export of terminal diagrams an incorrect display of jumpers occurred on the output pages. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update8
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

When placing accessory parts, an incorrect placement occurred under certain conditions. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update8
EPLAN Platform EPLAN ePULSE

When inserting macros from the ePULSE EPLAN Data Portal, the correct representation type was not taken into account, but only the macro with the "Multi-line" representation type was inserted. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update8
EPLAN Platform User interface

When repeatedly importing property arrangements in the Configure property arrangements dialog, property arrangements were created multiple times under certain conditions. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update8
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

When inserting accessories, 3D macros with only a variant B were ignored. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update8
EPLAN Platform User Interface

Access to EPLAN Cloud Products in the Platform

In the new Version 2022 an EPLAN ID which is linked to a company organization is required to use the solutions of the EPLAN platform. A sign-in dialog is now opened when starting EPLAN. There you enter your e-mail address and the password you specified when creating the EPLAN ID. If you do not have an EPLAN ID, click the "Create EPLAN ID now" hyperlink in the sign-in dialog.

2022
EPLAN Platform User Interface

The new Insert center for Symbols, Devices and Macros

The new Insert center allows you to insert different objects such as symbols, devices as well as window and symbol macros directly via a shared dialog onto project pages or into layout spaces. In addition the dialog provides various quick access possibilities which allow you to accelerate the design stage.

2022
EPLAN Platform User Interface

New Setting Option for Light and Dark Design

You can now choose between light and dark design for the user interface. To this purpose the user settings for the user interface have been extended with the setting User interface design (command path: File > Settings > User > Display > User interface).

2022
EPLAN Platform User Interface

The New Ribbon

Commands for the navigators and graphical editors are now no longer selected via menu and toolbars, but by means of a ribbon. This ribbon is similar in functionality and structure to the ribbons known from Microsoft Office products.

2022
EPLAN Platform User Interface

New Dialog for Customizing the Ribbon

As part of the redesign of the user interface with new elements such as the Ribbon and the Quick access toolbar there is also a new dialog Customize to make user-specific customizations at these elements.

2022
EPLAN Platform User Interface

New Dialog for Customizing the Shortcut Keys

The specification of shortcut keys is now no longer carried out by means of a settings dialog but while customizing the ribbon or the quick access toolbar. To this purpose you can branch to the new subsequent dialog Customize shortcut keys by using the button [Customize] in the Customize ribbon tab of the Customize dialog. The previous settings dialog has been removed.

2022
EPLAN Platform User Interface

Selecting workspaces via a button in the ribbon

The selection of a workspace now takes place via a button in the ribbon. By clicking the button you open a drop-down list in which you can select the desired workspace.

2022
EPLAN Platform User Interface

Showing the menu bar as a transition help

You can have a menu bar with the "old" menus from Version 2.9 shown as a transition help for the new ribbon.

2022
EPLAN Platform User Interface

Defining undocked editors as the main working window

Previously the pages, layout spaces, etc. were only opened via the popup menu item Open in new window in a docked editor. Now you have the possibility to also define undocked editors as main working windows. The popup menu item Main working window is available to this purpose in the title bar of the respective editor. An editor activated as a main window is highlighted by a blue frame.

2022
EPLAN Platform User Interface

Backstage View

The solutions of the EPLAN Platform offer the Backstage view as a new feature - the functionality to comfortably edit, back up, organize, print and pass on your projects. You are already familiar with such a Backstage view from Microsoft Office products.

2022
EPLAN Platform User Interface

Where do I find my known functionalities in the Backstage view?

As part of the redesign of the user interface different functionalities that refer to the work with projects were moved to the Backstage view.

2022
EPLAN Platform User Interface

New File Selection and Directory Selection Dialogs

In the course of the redesign of the user interface many dialogs in which you select a file or a directory (for example Open project, Open form, Select folder) have been adapted to a modern Windows "look and feel". Opening these dialogs now instead takes place by using the button [...] via the buttons (File selection) and (Directory selection).

2022
EPLAN Platform User Interface

Optimized Display for Tables

As part of this redesign of the user interface the appearance and behavior of the tables has partially changed. To optimize the display the new popup menu item Column width automatic is available in many dialogs, and in some dialogs with property tables (e.g. first tab of the property dialog, Properties tab of the parts management) the new popup menu item Customize row.

2022
EPLAN Platform User interface

Changed behavior for the icons in the status bar

In the course of the new user interface the behavior of the icons in the status bar has also changed. For example, one click on the icon is now enough to open the system message dialog.

2022
EPLAN Platform User interface

Renamed terms in the project structures

Several terms which are used in the project structures and structure identifiers have been renamed. The identifier block "Higher-level function" is now called "Function designation" and the identifier block "Mounting location" is called "Location designation".

2022
EPLAN Platform User interface

Shortcut keys for inserting now open the Insert center

With the familiar shortcut keys [Ins], [Ctrl] + [Ins], [M] and [Alt] + [Ins] you no longer call up the selection dialogs for inserting symbols, macros and devices, but rather the new Insert center with which you can easily insert all these objects into the project by using drag & drop. After opening with these shortcut keys the cursor is located in the search field of the Insert center and you can start immediately with the search. The executed shortcut key determines which folder (Symbols, Devices or Window macros / symbol macros) is displayed after a successful search as directly opened up.

2022
EPLAN Platform User interface

Removed symbols navigator

In the course of the redesign of the user interface, the symbol navigator has been removed and is now also no longer available as a command. In addition the part master data navigator is only available as a command in the Customize dialog.

2022
EPLAN Platform User interface

Changed behavior with drag & drop

The behavior has changed for different drag & drop actions.
This affects the drag & drop from the list view of an EPLAN navigator (for example device navigator) in the graphical editor. After marking one or more rows in the new version the selection made is indicated through a blue frame. To be able to insert the selected functions on a page, you have to position the cursor on this frame. Only then can you drag the selection made into the graphical editor.
When assigning a function via drag & drop from a navigator you now, after marking the function, first have to drag it with pressed mouse button into the graphical editor. And only then you press the shortcut key [Ctrl] + [Shift].

2022
EPLAN Platform User interface

New buttons for displaying the properties

In the Property overview dialog you can specify the display of the properties by means of the buttons (All properties), (Filled properties) or (From scheme). If one of these buttons is activated, you can switch between a tree view and a list view by means of the buttons (Tree view) and (List view). This corresponds to the behavior for the display in the properties in the new Properties tab in the parts management.

2022
EPLAN Platform User interface

Changed color settings for project groups

In the dialog Settings: Project groups (definition) the standard colors for the coloring of defined project groups were changed so that these colors match both the light as well as the new dark user interface design (command path: File > Settings > User > Display > Project groups (definition)). As part of these modifications only the editor of an opened page / layout space receives a colored border and the tab is not colored anymore.

2022
EPLAN Platform Projects

Basic Projects instead of Project Templates

Projects are now only created on the basis of basic projects (*.zw9). Basic projects offer the advantage that they amongst others also contain master data (for example forms and symbols) or referenced data (for example image files) stored in the project. The creation of projects on the basis of project templates (*.ept and *.epb) is not supported anymore. Project templates can no longer be selected or created. Accordingly the Create project template dialog has been removed. In addition, the Template field has been renamed to Basic project in the Create project dialog.

2022
EPLAN Platform Projects

Updating the Project Databases

As part of miscellaneous extensions and optimizations, the project databases have been changed in Version 2022. This has the effect that new projects are essentially created with new project databases.

2022
EPLAN Platform Projects

Removed menu item "Publish"

In the course of the redesign of the user interface, the menu item Publish has been removed and is now also no longer available as a command. The associated dialogs have also been removed (dialogs Publish and Settings: Publish). EPLAN eVIEW is available for the review and commenting of EPLAN projects in an Internet browser.

2022
EPLAN Platform Projects

Removed menu items for comments

The menu items for redlining of projects via PDF comments have been removed (Comments navigator, PDF comments) and are now also no longer available as commands. EPLAN eVIEW is available in the cloud for an improved redlining workflow.

2022
EPLAN Platform Connections

Predefining Functions as the Source / Target of the Connection

You can now also determine the source and target of connections manually. To this purpose use the new Source / Target connection property at the connected functions. This property is available to you in the property dialog of functions in the subsequent dialog Connection point logic.

2022
EPLAN Platform Connections

Extended Settings for the Reset Area of the Connection Numbering

In the settings for the connection numbering you have the possibility to specify a reset range for the counter. The command path to these settings is: File > Settings > Projects > "Project name" > Connections > Connection numbering. Depending on the criteria specified there, the counter starts again with the start value if the page or a structure identifier, for example, has changed. Now you additionally have the possibility to have the counter reset when the schematic path changes.

2022
EPLAN Platform Parts Management

Revised Parts Management

The previous database technology for the parts management was outdated and has been revised for the current version. There are now new parts databases in the internal EPLAN format *.alk with the associated directory *.adb. These databases replace the old Access databases (*.mdb). Because of the changed table structure, new SQL databases have to be used when SQL Server is used.

2022
EPLAN Platform Parts Management

Data Exchange of Parts Data via External Editing

To exchange data it is now possible to use external editing in the parts management. To this purpose the new menu item Edit properties externally with the two submenu items Export data and Import data is available in the parts management below the [Extras] button.

2022
EPLAN Platform Parts Management

Migration of Old Parts Databases

Because of a changed database technology, parts databases from older EPLAN versions (Version 2.9 or older) cannot be used in the current version. However, it is possible to transfer "old" parts databases into new databases in the parts management. To this purpose you can select old databases in the Settings: Parts (user) dialog during the selection of the database source.

2022
EPLAN Platform Parts management

Removed part settings

In the course of the restructuring of the parts management, the user-specific setting Use SQL Server full-text search that is no longer needed has been removed from the Settings: Parts dialog. In addition the two settings Function definition library for template selection and List / tree sorting have also been removed in the following dialog Settings: Parts management.

2022
EPLAN Platform Parts management

Removed connection to the Festo product catalog

The connection to the Festo product catalog has been removed in the EPLAN platform. Therefore it is no longer possible to open the Festo product catalog in the new parts management. The popup menu item Festo shopping basket has also been removed in the Device list dialog.

2022
EPLAN Platform Parts management

Removed functionalities for prices and currencies

The two functionalities Calculate prices and Convert currencies have been removed in the course of the redesign of the parts management. Therefore the two menu items Prices and Currencies are not available below the [Extras] button. The two menu items Space requirement and Update search index are also removed in the course of redesign.

2022
EPLAN Platform Parts management

Dialog for free properties

No tab, but rather a dialog, is now available in the parts management for the maintenance and management of free properties. This dialog is accessed from the tab User-defined properties by using the button [Free properties].

2022
EPLAN Platform Parts management

Downloading of parts data only via the new EPLAN Data Portal

Solely the EPLAN Data Portal is now available as the exchange portal for downloading parts data. In the course of this change the old EPLAN Data Portal has been removed from the user interface of the EPLAN Platform (Dialog Settings: Data Portal, popup menu item Update via Data Portal in the parts management, etc.).

2022
EPLAN Platform Parts management

Extended configuration of the tree view

By means of a configuration of the tree view you can specify in the parts management which additional information is to be shown to you for quicker identification of parts. In the new version such a configuration is not only possible for parts but for other objects (accessory list, drilling pattern, etc.) as well. In addition further information can now also be shown for the part variants. To this purpose the Configure representation dialog has been extended with the configuration possibility for objects such as "part accessory list", "part drilling pattern", etc. and for the "part variant".

2022
EPLAN Platform Parts management

New check runs for checking ERP number at parts

The ERP number entered at a part must be unique as the part number of an external ERP system. Even though the ERP number is checked for uniqueness during the entry and import of parts data, same ERP numbers are still possible at different parts or variants as a result of editing via the EPLAN API. The new check run 501021 in the message class 501 "Part master data" is available to find the relevant part. In addition it is thus also possible that different ERP numbers are available for the variants of a part. The new check run 501036 is available to find the differences between the variants of a part.

2022
EPLAN Platform Parts management

"Generate part" takes subdevices into consideration

The Generate part command allows you to create a part from the schematic data. The subdevices are now also considered and the device data of the subdevices is transferred into the part.

2022
EPLAN Platform Parts management

Renamed an new properties

The Macro property which was previously placed on the Technical data tab has been renamed to Schematic macro. This means that this property can be more easily differentiated from the property Graphical macro where, for example, 3D macros for the layout space are placed. Both properties are now located on the Properties tab. The Schematic macro property in the Data hierarchy level and the Graphical macro property in the Mounting data hierarchy level.
In addition the new property Certification: UL Category Control Number (ID 22368) is now available in the Certification hierarchy level of the Properties tab. In the course of this change the property Certification: UL certification (ID 22049) has been renamed to Certification: UL File Number. Enter the number here which was assigned by the UL organization during the certification of the part. Both identifiers can be found in the UL database.

2022
EPLAN Platform Parts management

"Function templates" tab for mechanical parts as well

For parts from the "Mechanics" generic product group you also have the Function templates tab available instead of the Function definition tab. For a mechanical part you can only specify one function template here. Accordingly, only one line with the columns Function definition and Item is available for such a part. This line can neither be deleted nor can other lines with function templates be added.

2022
EPLAN Platform Parts management

Changed classification of a part in a product group

The classification of a part into "Generic product group", "Product group" and "Product subgroup" is now carried out with the new property Product grouping (ID 22367). In this property from the "General" hierarchy level the classification is shown like a directory path in a breadcrumb trail (e.g. "Electrical engineering > Cable > General"). To change the classification, click the Properties tab for the property Product grouping in the column Value and on [...]. From the drop-down list with the product groups double-click to select the desired product subgroup (e.g. "General"). After application of the modifications the new product grouping is also displayed for the hierarchy levels in the tree.

2022
EPLAN Platform Parts management

Renamed menu item "Summarize function templates"

The menu item Sum up function templates below the [Extras] button has been renamed to Summarize function templates. With this menu item you can summarize the function templates of the individual parts for assemblies and modules and enter them at the assembly / module.

2022
EPLAN Platform Parts management

Filtering for data of the function templates

In the parts management it is now possible to filter the parts according to function definitions and other data of the function templates (e.g. technical characteristics). For this reason the criteria selection of the filter has been expanded with the following entries:

  • "Function template in the part"
  • "Function template in the part: Function definition"
  • "Function template in the part: Function definition: Group"
  • "Function template in the part: Function definition: Category"
2022
EPLAN Platform Part selection

Change for the project-specific part selection

At a project-specific part selection, only those parts are offered which are stored in the project. If such a part selection was set in the Settings: Part selection dialog in the "Project" option, an mdb database was previously created as a file for the parts stored in the project. This file is not required anymore. When using a project-specific part selection you now work directly in an internal project parts database with the parts stored in the project.

2022
EPLAN Platform External Editing

Changed File Format During the Export and Import of Excel Files

During the import and export of Excel files, the Excel file format *.xlsx is now used as the default. Restrictions exist with the old Excel file format *.xls with regard to the amount of data (for example, number of columns and lines).

2022
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

Change of graphical display to a new technology

The quality of the representation of objects on pages has been improved decisively by a change to a new technology in the graphical output in the 2D section: The speed while drawing, marking and selecting components, graphical elements and texts has increased significantly. Thanks to the improved graphical representation the texts are now easier to read. Zooming and moving of schematic objects has also been significantly increased.
In the context of this new feature, property texts of a component are now highlighted with a temporary frame when a component is marked in a graphical editor.

2022
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

Removed scroll bars

The scroll bars in the graphical editor and the associated user-specific setting Display scroll bars have been removed. An enlarged or reduced window pane of an editor can still be conveniently moved with the mouse (mouse wheel or middle mouse button).

2022
EPLAN Platform Page navigator

Removed manual page sorting

The possibility to specify manual sorting of the pages for list views has been removed. The popup menu item Manual page sorting in the page navigator, the subsequent dialog by the same name as well as the associated project-specific setting in the Settings: Pages dialog are now not available anymore.

2022
EPLAN Platform Settings

Settings in the Backstage view

The settings of the EPLAN Platform can now be accessed via File > Settings in the Backstage view.

2022
EPLAN Platform Settings

Removed user-specific settings for graphical editing

In the user-specific dialog Settings: 2D, the settings Minimum font size and Display crosshairs when placing symbols and macros have been removed (Command path: File > Settings > User > Graphical editing > 2D).

2022
EPLAN Platform Settings

Removed settings for the terminal server

As a result of the improved graphical display the optimization settings for the terminal server are now superfluous and have been removed (Command path: File > Settings > Workstation > Display > General).

2022
EPLAN Platform Settings

Additional connection tests for EPLAN Cloud products

Some of the URLs required for EPLAN Cloud products are now additionally checked in the Connection test tab of the dialog Settings: Internet connections.

2022
EPLAN Platform Settings

Removed setting "Zoom in text"

In the dialog Settings: Compatibility the setting Zoom in text has been removed (Command path: File > Settings > Projects > "Project name" > Management > Compatibility).

2022
EPLAN Platform Print

Printing with preview in the Backstage view

Printing project pages now takes place via the Print Backstage view. As part of these modifications the Print dialog has been revised. The print preview has been integrated into the Print dialog and is not called up anymore as a separate dialog. In addition only those pages are now displayed in the print preview which are also printed.

2022
EPLAN Platform Print

Printing of attached documents in the Backstage view

Printing of attached documents now takes place via the Print Backstage view. Accordingly the menu item Print attached documents has been removed and is now also not available as a command anymore. The Print attached documents dialog has been redesigned and renamed into Select attached documents.

2022
EPLAN Platform Translation

Number of placeholders in the keywords increased to 100

The number of the placeholders that can be used in the keywords of the dictionary has been increased from previously 10 to 100 now.

2022
EPLAN Platform Translation

Double-clicking the icon opens the "Multilingual input" dialog

Since Version 2.9 multilingual entry fields were by default identified with a preset icon ( for language-neutral and for language-dependent texts). The Multilingual input dialog is now opened by double clicking the icon.

2022
EPLAN Platform Revision control

Identification of pages with deleted objects as "Draft"

If an object on a page is deleted in a revision project, the page is now identified as "Draft", irrespective of the project setting While deleting create deletion markers and list deleted pages. This page can thus be completed and provided with a revision index.

2022
EPLAN Platform User-defined properties

Other usages for user-defined part properties

The user-defined properties for this part are now also available to you in the parts management for the configuration of the tree view and list view. In addition these user-defined properties can now also be used as filter criteria for the parts pre-filtering. Furthermore these user-defined properties can now also be selected in the bill of materials and in the 3D mounting layout navigator as filter criteria in the Criteria selection dialog below the hierarchy level "Part".

2022
EPLAN Platform User-defined properties

User-defined part properties without definition

If you import parts from Version 2.9 with assigned user-defined properties for parts or schemes for the user-defined properties, it is possible that you will add user-defined properties to the parts database which are not defined in the Configure properties dialog. A corresponding message is displayed in the system messages in this case.
User-defined properties without definition cannot be edited in the User-defined properties tab of the parts management. You can use the popup menu item Configure properties here to open the configuration dialog. The Configure properties dialog has sensible values directly pre-assigned. After you have applied the changed configuration and closed the dialog again, you can edit the user-defined property in the User-defined properties tab.
The new check run 501035 in the message class 501 "Part master data" is available to find parts in the parts management that have user-defined properties without an assigned definition.

2022
EPLAN Platform Message management

Additional column for PLC connection points in the message management

In the Message management - <Project name> dialog you can now show the Connection point designation (with plug designation (automatic)) property as an additional column. This makes it easier to find PLC connection points that are reported by the message class "PLC / Bus". If a PLC connection point, bus port or device connection point was reported as faulty during the check, the combination of plug designation and connection point designation of this connection point is displayed here.

2022
EPLAN Platform DXF / DWG Interface

Extension in the selection dialog

In the DXF / DWG file selection dialog, that is for example opened during the DXF / DWG import of pages, the "AutoCAD drawing files (*.dxf, *.dwg)" entry is now additionally available for the File type field. During the selection of this entry, both DXF and DWG files are displayed in the selection dialog.

2022
EPLAN Platform DXF / DWG Interface

Added format versions for the export scheme

In the dialog Settings: DXF / DWG export and import the AutoCAD formats "AutoCAD 2020" and "AutoCAD 2021" are now available in the Export tab in the drop-down list Format version.

2022
EPLAN Platform Data backup

Removed functionalities for sending e-mails

The functionalities for sending projects as e-mails have been removed from the user interface. Accordingly the menu item Send by e-mail has been removed (for example in the project management), and is now also not available as a command anymore. Even when backing up projects and master data as well as different exports (DXF / DWG, PDF, etc.) the E-mail option is no longer available as a storage or export medium.
The notification of further users via the popup menu item Send e-mail message in the dialogs Show user and Multi-user conflict is still possible. This now takes place via the e-mail program which is installed on the computer and is entered as default e-mail app in the Windows settings.

2022
EPLAN Platform Data backup

Removed functionality for the project packing

The packing of projects in order to reduce storage space is generally not required anymore. The Pack menu item in the project management has been removed accordingly and is now also not available anymore as a command in the EPLAN Platform. As a rule all projects and other data are still packed during the EPLAN data backup. Packed projects (for example from previous EPLAN versions) are now automatically unpacked while opening a project in the Backstage view.

2022
EPLAN Platform Data backup

New dialogs for backing up and restoring master data

To back up and restore Master data one dialog is now available instead of numerous menu items and dialogs. These new dialogs are located in the Backstage view Extras (command path: File > Extras > Command group Organize > Master data). The master data to be backed up and restored, such as, for example, "Parts data", "Basic projects", "Forms", etc. is selected in the two dialogs above the drop-down list Master data type. The other fields and settings are otherwise familiar to you from the previous dialogs for backing up and restoring from previous versions.

2022
EPLAN Platform Data backup

Removed settings for default settings of the data backups

The default settings for the data backup of projects became superfluous since projects are now only created on the basis of basic projects (*.zw9) and the affected settings are contained in the basic projects. Accordingly, the Settings: Projects dialog in the user settings has been removed.

2022
EPLAN Platform Automated processing

Descriptions for actions with the same name

You can now store informative descriptions for the selected actions in a scheme for the automated processing. This is of interest if you want to perform multiple similar actions for a scheme (for example multiple actions for the output of labeling data for different output types). To this purpose a new Description column is now available for the table with the selected actions in the Settings: Automated processing dialog. The text entered here is additionally displayed in the Run: Automated processing dialog.

2022
EPLAN Platform Automated processing

Input option for the name of the backup file

Previously it was not possible to specify the name of the backup file for the action "Back up data" in automated processing. The project name was always used as the backup file name. To be able to specify the name, the field Backup file name including a subsequent dialog for file selection has been added to the dialog Back up data.

2022
EPLAN Platform Cleaning up a project

Renamed and removed settings for the project correction

In the course of the introduction of the Backstage view the functionality Correct project has been renamed to Clean up project.
In the associated settings dialog Settings: Clean up, which has also been renamed, the hierarchy level Cable with the two settings located below it, Move contents of Remark field from cables and shields to function text and Remove blank characters from cross-section information at cables, shields, and connections has been removed. These options for the correction of cables was only used for older projects that were imported from EPLAN 5.

2022
EPLAN Platform Project compression

Summarized functionalities for compressing and reorganizing projects

In combination with the introduction of the Backstage view the functionalities for compressing and reorganizing projects were combined. The menu item Reorganize has been removed accordingly in the project management. The reorganization now takes place during the project compressing. To this purpose the dialog Settings: Compression below the hierarchy level Reorganize project has been extended with the setting Advanced mode for the correction of the project database. Furthermore the filter in the Compress project dialog has been removed.

2022
EPLAN Platform Project compression

Removed compressing settings

In the case of the compressing of projects the two hierarchy levels Symbols and Comments with the settings located below have been removed from the dialog Settings: Compression (check boxes Remove unused alternative symbol variants, Remove unused symbol variants and symbols and Remove comments).

2022
EPLAN Platform Help system

New layout of the help system

In accordance with the redesign of the user interface, the layout of the help system has additionally been customized for this version. The help has been designed more reader friendly by using a larger font size and uniform formatting of elements such as notes and tips.
The navigation area with the tabs "Contents", "Index" and "Glossary" has been changed to a side navigation bar. You can expand and collapse the subordinate help topics by using the arrow buttons displayed next to the entries. As part of this modification the search via the index and the separate display of the glossary have been removed.

2022
EPLAN Platform Macros

Removed graphical macro selection and insertion of macros using drag & drop

Macros are now inserted by means of the new Insert center. In the course of this extension the Graphical macro selection as well as the associated settings have been removed from the user interface. Inserting macros from the macro navigator via drag & drop and the associated popup menu item Insert macro in this navigator have also been removed.

2022
EPLAN Platform 2D panel layout

Changed default setting for the application of the dimension data

Numerous feedbacks have shown the demand to change the settings for the default 2D panel layout setting Macro and dimensions from parts master data in the available default setting. Therefore the Macro from parts master data option is now set as a default for the application in the Settings: 2D panel layout dialog. With this option the macro entered in the part is placed using its original dimensions.

2022
EPLAN Electric P8 Cables

Page-oriented Determination of Cable Source and Target

Source and target of a cable are determined according to specific rules in EPLAN from the DTs of the functions that are connected to the individual cable connections. Alternatively to this, source and target of a cable can now also be determined through the source and target of the cable connections. The new project setting Determine source and target of the cables via the cable connections is provided to this purpose.

2022
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Structure of PLC Addresses for Numbering with PLC Data

In the settings of the format for numbering with PLC data, you can access individual components of the PLC address. The address is broken down into different levels. In the past the individual levels were identified by means of separators. Now the address format that is set in the PLC-specific settings is evaluated for the structure of the PLC addresses.

2022
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Extensions for the PLC Data Exchange in the AutomationML AR APC Format Version 1.2.0

PLC data exchange is possible for different PLC manufacturers in AutomationML format. Different variants exist in the AutomationML format depending on the respective usage. The "Application Recommendation Automation Project Configuration" (short: "AR APC") variant is used for the PLC data exchange. The following extensions for the PLC data exchange in the AutomationML AR APC format have been realized for this version:
- Support of the current AutomationML AR APC Version 1.2.0
- Exchange of drive components
- Exchange of device-specific configuration values.

2022
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Automatic Generation of the Start Addresses of PLC Cards

The start addresses of the PLC box can now be automatically generated by means of the data length entered there. The new Generate start addresses of the PLC cards dialog is available to this purpose.

2022
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Additional columns for the assignment list

In the Addresses / assignment lists dialog you can now show further properties of PLC connection points and PLC boxes as columns in the assignment list, such as Position / (slot / module) (indirect), PLC card is placed on rack ID (indirect), Plug designation (automatic) etc. This makes it clear to which PLC card an I/O connection point belongs and on which rack and slot / module this PLC card is located.

2022
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Extended filter possibilities of the assignment list

The filter possibilities in the Addresses / assignment lists dialog have been extended. When filtering the assignment list, many other properties are now possible as filter criteria, such as Data type, Channel designation, Direction, Symbolic address etc. This way the assignment list can for example be filtered for inputs via the Direction property.
In the course of this change, the report "PLC address overview" has been extended with additional placeholder texts and filter possibilities, for example for the function text and the channel designation.

2022
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Customizations for the bus system "IO Link" for PLC data exchange

The bus system "IO-Link" is now exported with port-specific interconnection and behaves during the PLC data exchange in the AutomationML AR APC format such as the bus systems "DRIVE-CLiQ", "PortToPort" and "ET-Connection".

2022
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

New bus systems

The following Ethernet-based bus systems are now also available at bus ports: "BACnet", "EtherCAT G", "EtherCAT P".

2022
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Simplified selection of the format when importing PLC data

During the import of PLC configuration files the format of the import file is now automatically detected for many common PLC configuration programs and does not have to be selected manually anymore. A file selection dialog is now displayed before the Import PLC data dialog. Depending on the PLC configuration file selected, the matching format is then preset in the Format of import file field.

2022
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Extension for address-oriented view of the PLC navigator

In the address-oriented view of the PLC navigator a preset icon now indicates at the addresses whether addresses are located below non-placed I/O connection points.

2022
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Display of the function text in the rack-oriented view of the PLC navigator

In the rack-oriented view of the PLC navigator you can now additionally display the function text of the PLC box at the rack. To this purpose the new "Function text: PLC box (rack-oriented view)" object is now available in the Configure representation dialog. For this object click [...] in the Block format field to specify the desired format and, if necessary, a separator. In the Format dialog, double-click in the list of available format elements on the entry "General function" and select the "Function text (automatic)" entry in the subsequent dialog Format: Block property.

2022
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

New properties for the safety addresses

The property Safety address (ID 20439) has been renamed into Safety address: Target. In addition three more properties are now available for safety addresses: Safety address: Source (ID 20615), Safety address: Upper value (ID 20616) and Safety address: Lower value (ID 20617).
The properties Safety address: Target and Safety address: Source are used for the entry of a safety address at safety modules (for example F-address for PROFIsafe). The other two properties are only used to display information, the value is filled during the import of PLC configuration data in the AutomationML AR APC format. Detailed information on this is available from the PLC manufacturer.
The properties for the safety addresses are taken into consideration for the PLC data exchange as of AutomationML AR APC Version 1.1.0.

2022
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

New property "Standard gateway"

At bus ports the new property Standard gateway (ID 20613) is now available. Here you can enter the standard gateway (for example, a router) to which bundles that cannot be directly delivered within a LAN are sent. To differentiate, the old properties for the standard gateway, that are only available for reasons of compatibility to older EPLAN versions, are identified with the supplement "Do not use anymore".

2022
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Removed entries for outdated PLC interfaces

As of Version 2022 some outdated interfaces to the PLC configuration program are not supported anymore since the manufacturers are changing over to the new AutomationML standard. Therefore the associated entries are no longer available during the export and import of PLC data: Beckhoff TwinCAT 2.10/2.11, Logi.cals logi.CAD, Mitsubishi GX Works 2, Rockwell Studio 5000 Architect 20/21.
Instead of the "Mitsubishi iQ Works" entry the following entries are now available for the PLC data exchange in AutomationML format: MELSOFT iQ-Works Version 2.46Y or later, MELSOFT iQ-Works Version 2.74C or later.

2022
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Network properties can only be edited at bus ports

Network structures and bus interfaces are defined via the bus ports. The entry of bus data at the PLC box is not required. Therefore the following properties can only still be edited at the bus ports: Physical network: Bus ID / item number (ID 20311), Physical network: Bus ID / item number 2 (ID 20386), Physical network: Name (ID 20413), Subnet mask (ID 20446), Bus system (ID 20308).
At PLC boxes these properties are only available for reasons of compatibility to previous EPLAN versions and are displayed grayed-out there.

2022
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

New "REAL" PLC data type

The "REAL" data type is now supported for the addressing of PLC inputs and outputs. To this purpose the Addresses tab has been extended in the PLC specific settings with the additional "REAL" row (for both inputs and outputs). This data type is taken into consideration during the PLC data exchange in the AutomationML AR APC format.

2022
EPLAN Electric P8 Message management

New check run for blanks in symbolic addresses

By means of the new check run 0041130 from the message class 004 "PLC / bus" you can now check whether the symbolic address of a PLC connection point contains a blank, a tabulator or a line break. According to standard IEC 61131-3 these characters are not permitted in a symbolic address.

2022
EPLAN Electric P8 Terminals

Alignable accessories are always visible

The alignable accessories of terminals and terminal strips are now always visible in the dialog Edit terminal strip and cannot be hidden. Accordingly the popup menu item Alignable accessories visible has been removed.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing data Copper DXF

Transferring DXF Data for Copper Rails to the Steinhauer ModCenter

During the copper DXF export of manufacturing data for the machining it is now also possible to transfer DXF data for busbars made of copper to the Steinhauer ModCenter.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing data Rittal - RiPanel Processing Center

New Interface for the Manufacturing Data Export to "Rittal - RiPanel Processing Center"

There is now an interface for the export of manufacturing data to the manufacturing planning and control program Rittal - RiPanel Processing Center. To do so select the following commands: File > Export > Command group Manufacturing data > Machining > Rittal - RiPanel Processing Center. After selecting the command the export dialog is opened where you can specify the name and the directory for the target file.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing data Rittal Configuration System

New Interface for Data Exchange of Rittal Parts Data with the "Rittal Configuration System"

A new interface is available for the bidirectional data exchange of Rittal parts data with the configurator software Rittal Configuration System. This data exchange is initially only available for the Rittal enclosure series AX and KX. To this purpose the following commands are available in the Backstage view for exporting and importing data:

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

New block properties for 3D part placements

When determining the format for block properties the new format element "3D part placement" is now available in the Format dialog for functions below the "Function" entry. By means of this format element you can access properties of the 3D part placement during the definition of block properties (for example Layout space description, Item designation, etc.).

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

Busbar supports snap onto the guide rails

Placement of busbar supports on user-defined rails has been made easier. The busbar supports now also snap onto the guide rail of a user-defined rail.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

Placement options available when inserting locked areas

When inserting locked areas (restricted placing areas, restricted cut-out areas) the Placement options dialog is no longer available. As is usual with other placements in the 3D mounting layout, the placement options can be called up during the insertion by using the familiar popup menu item Placement options or via the shortcut key [Ctrl] + [W]. You can determine the distance between cursor and placement point for the start and / or end point of a locked area by means of the fields available here Offset X and Offset Y.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

Removed check box "Write back dimensions to part"

Before placing parts (for example by inserting as a device from the Insert center) you can manually enter the part dimensions of the parts (for example via the Insertion as a device function from the Insert center) to be placed in the Dimensions dialog. Writing back of the entered values in this dialog into the new parts management is not possible anymore. For this reason the Write back dimensions to part check box has been removed.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

Improved performance when rotating the viewing angle and when moving

When rotating the viewing angle or when moving the selected items in a layout space associated multi colored part placements are now displayed during the action with one single color for a short time. This way the performance could be improved during the rotation of the viewing angle and while moving.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

Renamed locked area for cut-outs

The functionality Restricted drilling area has been renamed to Restricted cut-out area since these locked areas prevent any type of cut-out. In the ribbon you can insert such locked areas with the following commands Tab Insert > Command group Locked areas > Cut-out.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Routing connections

Improved routing for PLC devices

If PLC devices were placed on bases with the same DT, problems with the routing occurred because connection points existed double in the connection point patterns. A connection point pattern was generated from the function templates at the part of the PLC device, a connection point pattern was stored at the part of the respective base. If multiple items are now placed that have the same DT, a check is carried out whether one of these devices has a connection point pattern. If this is the case, no connection point pattern is generated from the function templates of the other parts anymore. Therefore routing in the layout space is now also possible for such PLC devices.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views

Excluding model views for the output of labeling data for enclosure legends

The Suppress generation of the enclosure legend property in the model views now also has an effect on the output of the labeling. If the check box is activated, the respective model view is not taken into consideration during the output of the labeling for the report type "Enclosure legend".

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Automated processing

Automatic NC export of DXF files

With automated processing the manufacturing data for machining at NC machines can now be automatically exported as DXF files. To this purpose the new "NC DXF" action is available to you in the Settings: Automated processing dialog.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing data EPLAN Smart Wiring

Only required schematic pages exported

During the export of manufacturing data for EPLAN Smart Wiring only the required schematic pages are now exported into an EPDZ file.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing data EPLAN Smart Wiring

Extension of the export data with connection properties

To receive a better overview of the wirings in EPLAN Smart Wiring, the values of the two connection properties Potential type (ID 31006) and Potential value (ID 33003) are now exported in addition.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing data Rittal - Perforex / Secarex

New setting for the export scope when exporting for Rittal - Perforex

Both export interfaces for Rittal - Perforex do not only output data for machining of housings and flat parts to the respective Perforex system but also data for cutting wire ducts, mounting rails and C horizontal rails to the Rittal Secarex AC 18 cutting center. You now have the possibility to specify the export scope in both exports. To this purpose the drop-down list Extent has been added to the respective General tab in the dialogs Settings: Export Rittal - Perforex BC / Secarex and Settings: Export Rittal - Perforex LC / Secarex. With this you determine whether corresponding data shall only be transferred to Rittal - Perforex, only to the Rittal Secarex AC 18 cutting center or to Rittal - Perforex and the Rittal Secarex AC 18 cutting center.

2022
EPLAN Preplanning Creation of the Detail Planning

Influencing Page Names when Inserting Page Macros

A new setting is now available in order to influence the page names of the generated pages when placing page macros from the pre-planning navigator. To this purpose the general settings dialog for the pre-planning has been extended with the check box Keep page names when inserting page macros (command path: File > Settings > Projects > "Project name" > Pre-planning > General).

2022
EPLAN API Methods (API)

Delete unused structure identifiers

The new Remove method from the Location class allows you to remove an unused structure identifier from a project. With the IsUsed property you can check beforehand whether the structure identifier is used.

2022
EPLAN API Methods (API)

New method for flipping placed objects

Through a new overload of the Mirror method from the Edit class not only graphical elements, but rather all objects, for example symbols, can be flipped around a freely selected flipping axis in the graphical editor. In this context you can optionally select whether a copy of the original objects is created during flipping.

2022
EPLAN API Methods (API)

Switching the SQL Server database for the dictionary

The new method SetSQLServerConnectionParameters is now available in the Translate class to set the database for the dictionary (translation) to SQL Server or to change from one SQL Server database to a different one.

2022
EPLAN API Methods (API)

Switching over an SQL Server database for project management

The new SetSQLServerConnectionParameters method is available in the ProjectManagement class to set the project management database to SQL Server or to switch from one SQL Server database to another.

2022
EPLAN API Methods (API)

Free Routing of Connections

Through a new overload of the RouteConnections method from the ConnectionService3D class it is now possible to freely route individual connections in the layout space via EPLAN API.

2022
EPLAN API Methods (API)

Closing an opened page

The new method ClosePage from the Edit class can now be used to close a page opened in the Graphical editor via EPLAN API.

2022
EPLAN API Classes (API)

New class for the connection category

By means of the new class MDConnectionCategory from the namespace Eplan.EplApi.MasterData you can now determine the connection category for the connection points of a connection point pattern in the parts management via EPLAN API and change it, if necessary.

2022
EPLAN API Actions (API)

New parameters for the action "Edit"

If a project is opened with the parameter PROJECTNAME while using the action edit, you can now use the new parameter IGNOREWHENOPEN to prevent a message being output if the project was already open.

2022
EPLAN API Methods (API)

Creating a new project management database

The new CreateDatabase method is now available in the ProjectManagement class. This method can be used to create a new Access or SQL Server database for the project management and use it directly.

2022
EPLAN API Actions (API)

Storing Subprojects

The subprojects action has been extended. You can now store subprojects in the project again by means of the new parameter value /TYPE:STORE.

2022
EPLAN API Methods (API)

Extended method "GenerateProject"

During "Generate project reports" with the GenerateProject method from the Reports class, model views etc. are now also evaluated, if necessary. In the user interface this corresponds to the behavior of the following commands: Tab Tools > Command group Reports > Generate project reports.

2022
EPLAN API Properties (API)

Listing user-defined layers of a macro

The Macro class contains the new property CustomLayerTable by means of which you can list which user-defined layers a macro contains.

2022
EPLAN API Properties (API)

Requesting or specifying a new property "Source / Target"

The IsSourceOrTarget property is now available in the Pin class. This allows you to request the new connection property Source / Target via the EPLAN API as well or to manually specify it.

Further information...

2022
EPLAN API Actions (API)

Determining the currently selected layout space

You can now also determine the currently selected layout space by means of the selectionset action. The new /LAYOUTSPACES parameter is available to this purpose.

2022
EPLAN API Properties (API)

Determining functions output by a report

You can now determine which functions of a specific function-related report are output by using the new property Functions from the class ReportBlock.

2022
EPLAN API Properties (API)

Determining a connection point pattern at the part

You can now determine which connection point pattern is stored at a part by means of the new property ConnectionPointInfo from the MDPart class.

2022
EPLAN API Properties (API)

Determining or changing the rotation angle or offset of 3D objects

You can now determine the rotation angle or the coordinates of an offset at 3D objects in a layout space by means of the new RelativeTransformationOfMacro property from the Placement3D class.

2022
EPLAN API Methods (API)

New methods because of the removal of the e-mail functionality

For the methods Project and MasterData from the class Backup as well as for the method PublishProjectForSmartWiring from the class ProjectManagement" a new overload without the parameters eBakMedia is available. The original methods were marked as out-of-date. The actions backup and projectmanagement have been adapted correspondingly. The variables Backup.Medium and ProjectManagement.Medium were also identified as out of date.

2022
EPLAN API Methods (API)

Obsolete method for publishing projects

In the current version the menu item Publish as well as the associated dialogs for publishing projects have been removed from the EPLAN Platform. In the course of this redesign the PublishProject method from the PartsService class has been marked as obsolete and should no longer be used.

2022
EPLAN API Methods (API)

Specifying the record type when creating a stored part

If a stored part is created for a project by means of the Create method from the Article class, the property Record type (ARTICLE_PARTTYPE) is now set to the "Component" value by default for this part.

2022
EPLAN API Classes (API)

New class for the change of standard

By means of the new class ChangeOfStandard from the namespace EPLAN.EplApi.HEServices it is now possible to perform a change of standard for a project or individual pages via EPLAN API.

2022
EPLAN API Actions (API)

Extended export of the missing-word list

The translate action has been extended. By means of the parameter value /TYPE:EXPORTMISSINGTRANSLATIONS you can now output more than one language during the export of the missing-word list.

2022
EPLAN API Methods (API)

New method to place functions

The new Place method is now available in the Function class. This method allows you to place functions from the project data navigators in the schematic. In the process PLC channels are correctly used, for example. In the user interface, this corresponds to the popup menu item Place.

2022
EPLAN API Methods (API)

New method to transfer a selection list

In the Decider class a new overload of the Decide method exists that allows you to transfer a selection list with multiple entries.

2022
EPLAN API Classes (API)

The new ribbon in the EPLAN API

The selection of the commands for the navigators and graphical editors in the user interface of the EPLAN Platform now takes place by means of a ribbon. The following four new classes are available in the namespace Eplan.EplApi.GUI to customize this ribbon and to add own commands by means of the EPLAN API:

  • RibbonBar (= "Ribbon" in the user interface)
  • RibbonTab (= "Tab" in the user interface)
  • RibbonCommandGroup (= "Command group" in the user interface)
  • RibbonCommand (= "Command" in the user interface)

As in the user interface. you can only add own commands to a user-defined command group.

You can export and reimport a user-customized ribbon by means of the two new actions MfExportRibbonBarAction and MfImportRibbonBarAction.

The classes that have become superfluous for the menu bar and the toolbars as well as the associated actions for the toolbars were identified as outdated (Menu Class, Toolbar Class, CopyToolBarAction, MfRemoveToolbarAction, MfExportToolbarAction, MfImportToolbarAction).

2022
EPLAN API Actions (API)

Export and import of parts data via external editing

By means of the new action XMExportDCArticleDataAction you can now export all data of the parts management for external editing via a command line call, via script or via the EPLAN API. You can use the new action XMImportDCArticleDataAction for an import. By means of the /IMPORTMODE parameter you can specify whether only new data is imported, available data is updated or new data is imported and available data is updated.

2022
EPLAN API Methods (API)

New method to filter parts

The MDPartsDatabase class has been extended by the new method GetParts which allows parts to be filtered for different properties.

2022
EPLAN API Methods (API)

Determining filtered parts in the parts management

The MDPartsDatabase class has been extended by the new method GetPartsWithFilterScheme. This new method allows to determine the parts found by a field-based filter scheme.

2022
EPLAN API Methods (API)

New methods for exporting and importing parts data

The export of parts now takes place via the MDPartsDatabase class. This has been extended with the two new methods ExportParts and ExportPartsDatabaseItems. The previous methods for the export of parts in the PartsService class have been identified as outdated.

2022
EPLAN API Properties (API)

Property for the selection of the parts database

By means of the property SelectedPartsDatabase from the class MDPartsManagement you can now switch the currently used parts database in EPLAN to another internal EPLAN or SQL database. This property replaces the previous method SetSQLServerConnectionParameters from the class PartsService.

2022
EPLAN API Methods (API)

Outdated methods for the parts management

A separate API has been created for the new parts management of the EPLAN platform. In the course of this change methods from the class Eplan.EplApi.HEServices.PartsService which apply to the parts management were moved to classes within the namespace Eplan.EplApi.Masterdata and identified as outdated in the class PartsService.

2022
EPLAN Platform Master Data

Master Data: Symbols

This section provides information about the new symbols that are available to you in the master data as of the current version.

2022
EPLAN Platform Master Data

Master Data: Plot Frames and Forms

This section provides information about the most important modifications for the plot frames and forms.

2022
EPLAN Platform Master Data

Master Data: Identifiers

In the Suggested identifiers dialog an identifier set for the standard IEC 81346-2 which considers the modifications of Version 2019 is now also available. A new IEC 81346-2:2019 column was added correspondingly to the dialog. (The command path for this dialog is: Tab Master data > Command group Symbols > Identifier sets.)

2022
EPLAN Platform Browser window

The Chromium component "CefSharp" has been updated to the current version 92.0.260. This component is used for the display of contents in the browser windows of the EPLAN platform (for example EPLAN Data Portal, EPLAN Cogineer, etc.).

2022
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects

Apart from the (visible) DT, the properties Name (visible) (ID 20002) and Name (full) (ID 20001) for terminals / plugs / device connection points also contain the terminal designation / plug designation or connection point designation. If only the DT component (e.g. X1) is assigned as values to these properties in placeholder objects, automatic numbering of the terminal / plug or connection point designation now takes place again - when a macro with corresponding placeholder object is inserted. (This is the same behavior as before Version 2.8.) If the DT component and the additional name element are assigned to the properties in the placeholder object (e.g. "X1:17"), the additional name element is not numbered and the name is inserted as specified.

2022
EPLAN Platform Reports

Specific values were not output in a terminal diagram when the reports for a terminal were divided by a line break. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Preplanning Reports

Parts lists can now also be manually placed on pre-planning pages as embedded reports.

2022
EPLAN Platform DXF / DWG interface

During the DXF / DXW import, faulty elements in the files are now ignored and no longer result in the cancellation of the import. The faulty elements are logged in the system messages.

2022
EPLAN Platform Messages

Check run 005065 has been extended. A message is output when the "Function definition" (ID 20026) property differs at the different representation types of a connection.

2022
EPLAN Platform Labeling

During the output of labeling data for the report type "Terminal diagram" an unexpected error message occurred during the usage of a special Excel template which prevented the further export. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Settings

After a connection test in the Settings: Internet connections dialog it was possible that the icons in the "Status" column were dynamically magnified in an undesired way. These have been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Navigators

If an object was marked and edited in an undocked navigator (for example the property dialog was opened), the marking subsequently no longer existed in the navigator. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN API Methods (API)

For the "CreateProject" method from the "ProjectManager" class, the error message that occurs when the method was called with an outdated basic project has been improved.

2022
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

The objects covered with a fill surface in the graphical editor were partially still visible. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Connections

When Interconnecting devices between direct connection points no direct connections were generated for individual connections but rather connections with the function definition "Conductor / wire". This has been corrected. The function definition of the generated connection is now accepted by the multi-line connection point of the source.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing data NC DXF

Polylines were output incorrectly during the NC DXF export. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Connection numbering

During connection numbering the manual sorting sequence of the pages is now taken into consideration when it is relevant for the set format.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

Multi-line texts which had the "Middle center" setting for both the alignment and the base point in the property arrangement were displayed slightly offset in the layout space. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

In specific cases targets of interruption points were not found, if the search extends over multiple interruption points. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform DXF / DWG interface

During the export of pages as DXF files and usage of the default scheme it was possible that specific symbols were exported several times. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Labeling

During the output of the labeling for the "Cable diagram" report type no values were output during the selection of indexed part properties for the source and target part at the "Type number" format element.

2022
EPLAN Platform Messages

After aligning and formatting connection definition points, the check run 005035 also reported connection definition points which were located on an individual connection. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects

When assigning value sets the property arrangement specified for a symbol in the placeholder object was not applied. This has been corrected. The symbol (variant) and the property arrangement can now be specified simultaneously via a placeholder object.

2022
EPLAN Platform Reports

During the report of a terminal diagram a problem occurred with the display of further layers during the display of jumpers for multi-level terminals. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Plot frame editor

When specific plot frames were opened in the plot frame editor, both the selected plot frame and the plot frame of the opened project were displayed in the graphical preview. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Labeling

During the output of labeling data a language identifier instead of a number is output for the project property Source language (for example en-US).

2022
EPLAN Platform Translation

During an export of the missing-word list, no comments were exported for ambiguous texts for which there are different translations. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform DXF / DWG interface

If layout display windows with an invisible frame were located in a DXF file, the contents of this display window were previously not imported. This now works.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Reports

The "Enclosure legend" report could not be updated if the view name of the underlying model view contained square brackets "[]". This now works.

2022
EPLAN Platform Block properties

The project property Highest revision index (ID 10098) was not offered for selection during the creation of block properties. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Electric P8 Terminals / plugs

While inserting a device or generating terminals as a device it was possible that the number of connection points of the function was changed. This problem occurred when a symbol which had fewer connection points than the associated function definition was entered in the function templates of the part and modifications were made in the connection point logic of the symbol. The number of connection points of the function now also remains in such a case.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Master data for EPLAN Pro Panel

If you automatically generate drilling patterns from a macro project and agree to the update during the transfer into the parts management, the existing drilling patterns are no longer generated again, but only updated.

2022
EPLAN Platform 2D panel layout

If a rotation angle was set for the part placement in the settings for the 2D panel layout, the handle was located after the placement at a position that did not take the angle setting into consideration. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

If a complete terminal strip was placed in the layout space from the 3D mounting layout navigator, terminal parts with a number of units "0" were also considered. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

Problems occurred when an assembly for which a macro with mounting rail is stored was inserted as a device in the layout space. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Preplanning Connection planning objects

The assignment of cable cores from the cable navigator behaved differently than the assignment of cable cores from the pre-planning navigator. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Print

Under specific conditions texts combined into a block were not represented correctly during printing. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Connections

The contents of the property IDs for net-based connections (ID 20219) could not be deleted manually, and the property could also not be deleted from the property table. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

When placing a macro in the layout space by means of insertion as a macro or as a device, the property arrangement specified as default for the project was not used - even though the "Default value" was specified for the property arrangement of the associated part placement. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects

For properties with which the form to be used can be specified (Cable assignment diagram form, Cable-connection diagram form, etc.) it was previously not possible to select a form on the Values tab of placeholder objects. This has been corrected. If a stored form is not used in the process, it is stored in the project when the form is assigned via the value set of the function.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views

Under specific conditions, model views were not correctly generated in the desired page structure. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views

When updating a model view problems occurred due to hidden items. These have been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

If a QR code included texts with accent marks (such as Czech characters), these characters were not recognized correctly by mobile devices (tablet or smartphone). This has been resolved by the QR code now being saved in UTF-8 format.

2022
EPLAN Platform Labeling

During the output of labeling data and the "Summarized parts list" report the cable lengths were added up for several cables even though the Do not use cable when adding up cable lengths property was activated for these cables. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform PDF export

Under specific conditions, pages with model views could not be output together with the associated layout space during the PDF export. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

A protective cover for busbars could not be placed in the layout space if the product subgroup "Busbar cover" was set for the part. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Part selection

In the case of repeated part selection of a part whose assigned user-defined properties have changed values, the user-defined properties were overwritten at the function without the conflict dialog being opened beforehand. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN API Methods (API)

The "GetValue" method from the "PlaceHolder" class could previously not be used if the project was write-protected. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Preplanning Creation of the detail planning

After the placement of macros which are stored at planning objects, auxiliary functions were no longer assigned to the main function in the macro. This, for example, results in an incorrect designation for connection definition points and device connection points. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout navigator

Module parts with describing structure identifiers were not filtered correctly in the 3D mounting layout navigator. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Parts management

When generating a new SQL database in the Generate SQL server database dialog, the entry for the database could not be inserted via copying and pasting into the Database field. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform 3D mounting layout

If the size of a mounting surface on which several mounting aids were located was downsized from bottom to top or from left to right, the mounting aids were moved as well. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Preplanning Planning objects

When placing planning objects from the pre-planning navigator the symbol stored at the function template was not considered under specific conditions. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform User interface

The Layout space: Connection filter property used the wrong decimal separators. As a result the connection filter did not function. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

During the placement of a part in the layout space by means of the placement options, an entered offset value was not taken into consideration immediately after the [Enter] button was pressed. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Connections

If the Potential type property was changed at a potential definition and reset to "Undefined", the potential type entered was overwritten with the "Undefined" value at the associated connection. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN API Properties (API)

If the contents of blocks were queried by means of the "SubPlacements" property from the "Block" class, a message resulted under specific conditions. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing data Rittal - Perforex / Secarex

The manufacturing data export of a layout space for Rittal-Perforex BC was not possible because of a blank in the name of the layout space. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Master data for EPLAN Pro Panel

During the import of drilling patterns from Rittal - Perforex / Secarex NC files, problems occurred with the specified point of origin. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

The updating of parts placements in the layout space via the popup menu item Update part placement is now also possible when subordinate components such as cut-outs were added to the stored macro.

2022
EPLAN Platform Reports

Under specific conditions the values of user-defined properties were deleted while Generating project reports. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

In the dialog Export PLC data the file name extension is now automatically added when the file name is entered without file name extension. If a file name extension which does not match the selected format is manually entered a prompt is shown.

2022
EPLAN Platform Translation

Improvements have been added for the Detect decimal numbers option in the user-specific settings for the dictionary. The characters "+" or "-" are not considered as part of a decimal number if they are listed at the end of an entry. For example, for the entry 1-pole only 1 is detected as number. Fractions must have the form "integer/integer" with optical preceding signs (e.g. 3/4, -3/4). For an entry such as, for example, 400V/230V the values 400 and 230 are detected as separate numbers.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views

During the output of a rotated model view with automatic dimensioning, specific items were also considered during the zero point determination for dimensioning. This resulted in an undesired offset of the dimension. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform DXF / DWG interface

During the DXF export specific graphical elements for which the "Background" color was set were not output. The color assignment in the Settings: DXF / DWG export and import dialog has been extended on the Colors tab so that such elements can now be exported as well. In the corresponding color selection, selection possibilities such as "Background", "Inverse to background", etc. are also available. If a corresponding color assignment does not exist, such elements are exported to the "EPL_ADJUST" layer , and a corresponding system message is output.

2022
EPLAN Platform Finding

The Connection designation (ID 31011) property can now be changed again via the search results list.

2022
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Non-unique device connection points (multiple device connection points with the same DT and same connection point designation) resulted in problems during the PLC target tracking. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Messages

The check run 007016 "Device has duplicate function templates" previously did not consider the contact / coil index for coils. This resulted in an unexpected error message. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

During the simultaneous placement of several devices from the 3D mounting layout navigator a collision message was displayed for activated collision check even though the devices did not collide. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

If the property texts were moved for a scaled symbol on a graphical page, the property texts (for example the visible DT) could not be placed on the desired position. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform PDF export

During a PDF export the line patterns of specific connections were shown differently from the display on the project page. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Messages

Unplaced items are not checked anymore during check run 026011.

2022
EPLAN Platform Reports

Embedded enclosure legends on pages of the "Panel layout" type were deleted during the update of the enclosure legend or during Generate project reports under specific conditions. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform DXF / DWG interface

On a page of the "Panel layout" type the Activate leader line display setting was activated at several part placements for the placed property Legend item. The leader lines were displayed incorrectly during a subsequent DXF / DWG export. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Preplanning Numbering

If the option "Like designation" was set in the numbering settings of the PCT loops and PCT loop functions for the product aspect, the product aspects at the PCT loop function were not numbered. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Preplanning Creation of the pre-planning

If the structure identifier of a planning object was changed by the numbering, this was not transferred to the placed function of the planning object via the popup menu item Update detailed planning. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN API User interface

It was previously not possible to use EPLAN API to determine the RGB values of a color which were determined at a graphical element via the color number. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform PDF export

During the PDF export the ellipses located on a page were moved. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing data Rittal - Perforex / Secarex

During the NC export for Rittal Perforex BC the cut-outs of a device were not output because of missing field designations. This has been corrected. Empty field designations, for example because of part numbers which are not available, are now ignored.

2022
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

After updating reports, texts in the graphical editor of an opened project were temporarily displayed in the displayed language of a second opened project. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Wire fabrication

If the popup menu item Insert path variable was selected during the determination of the file name in the settings for the wire fabrication, the Project variables tab was previously not available in the subsequent dialog. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

After a part placement in the layout space was updated, an offset occurred during the part placement without the stored macro being significantly modified. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Structure identifier management

A faulty, unused structure identifier could not be deleted anymore in the structure identifier management. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Electric P8 Terminals

If distributed terminals were placed from the terminal navigator or placed as a device, the properties Connection point description, Connection point cross-section and Connection dimension (all) were not always written at the first terminal connection point. This has been corrected. Like the connection point designations, the values of the connection point descriptions, connection point cross-sections, etc. are now correctly distributed to the individual distributed terminals and respectively written at the first terminal connection point. This correction was also made for using and assigning distributed terminals.

2022
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

During the addressing of PLC connection points it could occur that a carry over for the next address part was not considered. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Preplanning Creation of the detail planning

When Updating detailed planning with the setting Place macros again, the functions located in the macros were under specific conditions numbered, even though the option Do not modify was activated in the subsequent dialog Insertion mode. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Reports

Assemblies could not be broken up during the generation and updating of embedded enclosure legends. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Electric P8 Topology

A topology routing path could not be connected to a topology function when this function was part of a group. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Preplanning Creation of the detail planning

When Updating detailed planning with the setting Value sets of placeholder objects, incorrect parts were entered at specific main functions in the schematic and the function definition of terminals was changed. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Page navigator

If the displayed measuring unit for lengths was set to "Inch" and a multiple selection of pages was made in the page navigator and the grid was changed, the changed value was not applied to all pages. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

If the Convert component into graphic command was executed for a symbol, individual settings in the property arrangement for the Invisible display property were not applied in the converted text. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Preplanning Creation of the detail planning

When placing macros with placeholder objects from the pre-planning navigator the images stored in the placeholder objects were only displayed after updating the value sets. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN API Actions (API)

Under specific conditions the parameters of the "ProjectAction" action were not evaluated correctly. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Parts management

The assigning of function templates via the popup menu item Assign function templates in the parts management now also functions again for stored macros that do not contain main functions but only main terminals.

2022
EPLAN Platform 2D panel layout

During the placement of a macro on a mounting panel with activated object snap and activated orthogonal function an unexpected error message occurred during the placement via mouse-click. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views

An incorrectly positioned item labeling occurred in a model view when the "Hidden lines" style was used. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

If several structure boxes or other boxes were placed as polylines next to each other on a project page, it was possible that the DTs of the individual boxes were mixed. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform PDF export

During the PDF export of a project page with a hyperlink that contained Japanese characters, an unexpected error message was shown when trying to open the hyperlink in the exported PDF document. This has been corrected. Such a hyperlink now functions.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

While Fitting rails / wire ducts for mounting rails it was possible that the position of the devices placed on it changed. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Preplanning Graphical pre-planning

The available, describing structure identifiers were not shown any more under specific conditions after a structure segment was placed on a pre-planning page. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Preplanning Messages

Terminals which can be assigned to a planning object are not checked anymore during check run 028009. This resulted in too many messages with the old behavior, since the corresponding device as a rule is a terminal strip and the individual terminals can be assigned to different planning objects. In addition the behavior of the check run for cables has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views

Values are now output again for the Main function / Function text (of main function) property used in the property arrangements. This way the corresponding texts are displayed again in the item labeling of model views, where this property is used in a property arrangement for general devices.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views

In a model view it was possible that the item labeling was rotated by 90 degrees under specific conditions during the transfer of an item labeling from the layout space. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Parts management

The property Delivery length (ID 22058) is now available as a filter option in the parts management.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing data copper NC / copper DXF

If the property Multiple cut-out possible (ID 36036) was deactivated for drill holes on copper rails, the drill holes were shortened during the subsequent moving or inserting via the clipboard. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Reports

During the generation of a summarized parts list the measuring units specified in the project-specific settings were not correctly output while the cable lengths were added up (using the placeholder text "Part reference / subset / length with unit of project"). This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Macros

During the data transfer of projects from older EPLAN versions (Version 2.7 or older), the macros contained in the project receive a specific type of usage and are thus assigned to the layers "EPLAN326" and "EPLAN327". Since these layers were visible by default, the macro boxes of the macros became visible in the graphical editor. This has been corrected. The Visible setting is now deactivated by default for these two layers in the layer management.

2022
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

At an auxiliary function in the schematic it is now possible again to have the technical characteristics of the main function shown again via the placed property "Main function / Technical characteristics (of main function)".

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Terminals

During global editing of multi-level terminals it was possible that the connection point pattern on the part placement was changed. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Master data for EPLAN Pro Panel

When system master data were synchronized, an NC outline was saved in the incorrect directory. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views

The model views were not updated after a change of the labeling scheme. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

Problems occurred during the usage of the orthogonal function while placing devices on the busbar of a busbar system. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform PDF export

In a specific case not all jump targets were correctly found after a PDF export of a project with the setting Simplified jump function. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Cross-references

At a cable with multiple auxiliary functions only the jump function for the first cross-reference worked in the graphical editor for vertically arranged cross-references for this auxiliary function. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel PDF export

The activated user-specific setting Update reports when printing and exporting resulted during the PDF export in all layout spaces of the project being exported irrespectively of which selection was made. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Master data for EPLAN Pro Panel

During the outline check of an extrusion outline in the outline editor a missing outer outline was reported, even though it existed. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Preplanning Creation of the detail planning

While Numbering devices in the detailed planning, values for the path function text were overwritten by empty values from the pre-planning for the function text. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Parts management

In the parts management, the property Image file (ID 22058) is now also available for the configuration of the list view.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Routing connections

While routing connections the entry into the routing path network could not be determined at an item with accessory part under certain conditions and as a result the routing connections could only be generated incompletely. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Messages

The check run message 007010 did not show the defined text at user-defined properties. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Routing connections

If a routing path was inserted below an item, this could result in the (subsequently generated) routing connections not being routed according to the routing directions in the connection point pattern. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN API Actions (API)

The "restore" action could not correctly restore filed-off projects. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Automated processing

When the action "Back up data" was used during automated processing, no user-defined property could be selected here in the subsequent dialog as the path variable among the project variables. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN API Properties (API)

To specify a filter in a report block via EPLAN API it is now sufficient to enter the name of the filter scheme for the "FunctionFilterSchemaName" property from the "ReportBlock" class. The "FunctionFilterSchemaData" property is now determined automatically.

2022
EPLAN Platform Revision control

Filtering for automatically entered values of properties was previously not possible, - it now functions. It is now, for example, possible to filter for the value "New page created" of the property Revision description (change tracking). This value is automatically entered with enabled change tracking, when a new page is generated.

2022
EPLAN API Properties (API)

At dynamic symbols the coordinates of the individual connection points could not be correctly determined via the "Location" property from the "Pin" class. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Pages

An unexpected error message occurred when an object identifier was selected while copying and pasting pages in the Adapt structure dialog. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel User-defined properties

The values of the fields in the target project were not correctly output when copying layout spaces with user-defined properties which contained multilingual fields. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

When placing busbar adapters on a busbar, the adapters could not be placed flush despite activated object snap. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Devices

The user-specific setting Update device data after the storing of parts is now saved in the scheme of the dialog Settings: Parts (user). The setting is deactivated by default when the dialog is opened.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

Even during block-by-block placement of items per Drag & Drop in the layout space; the activated filter of the 3D mounting layout navigator is now considered again. This can, for example, mean that the placement of accessories without dimensions is prevented while placing items in a row.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views

Under specific conditions the property texts were positioned incorrectly when the setting From layout space was used for the output of the item labeling in the model views. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Translation

Problems could occur during the repeated entry of texts with special characters and following blanks when the Translate on input option was set in the project settings. This has been corrected. Entered texts with special characters and the following spaces now remain.

2022
EPLAN Preplanning Creation of the pre-planning

If new segments were created when importing pre-planning data from Excel, the structures from the segment template were not transferred. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Routing connections

Under specific conditions a routing connection was not routed middle center through a defined routing path. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Revision control

During the revision automatically generated model views were erroneously re-generated. In the process the existing model views were overwritten. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Preplanning Planning objects

If the symbolic address was removed in the property dialog of planning objects in the PLC tab for a PLC input or output and this change was applied, this change was not displayed anymore in the pre-planning navigator for the PLC address. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Preplanning Creation of the detail planning

When placing a macro with placeholder objects from the pre-planning navigator, a terminal was numbered even though the terminal designation was supposed to be entered via the set value set. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Electric P8 Terminals

In projects which contain terminal strips with several terminals in different representation types, the updating of the navigators as well as the placement of the terminals took a long time. This now runs faster.

2022
EPLAN Platform PDF export

You could not jump between two structure boxes with identical DTs in an exported PDF document using the [F] key. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Labeling

If a hierarchy level with multiple, subordinate parts was marked in the tree view of the device navigator, not all parts of the device were exported during the output of labeling data for the report type "Parts list". This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Macros

In macro boxes which were drawn as polygons, inner objects were not always detected correctly when they were grouped. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Numbering

The offline numbering removed displayed DTs, which were not necessary but were entered on purpose. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Preplanning Creation of the detail planning

If a planning object with assigned part was placed from the pre-planning navigator, the part reference properties were not transferred to the function. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Reports

If no value was entered for the Thermal design: Frequency project property, this could lead to a "0" being displayed for this in the reports (e.g. title page). This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Macros

If the handle of a 3D macro was moved by means of the orthogonal function, the handle was moved additionally on the Z axis. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

In case of a multiple placement of female pins on terminals which are placed on a vertically arranged mounting rail in the layout space, it was possible that the female pins were placed spatially incorrectly. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects

In placeholder objects it is now possible to move multiple value sets simultaneously on the tab Values by using of the buttons (move to the left) or (move to the right).

2022
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

After re-addressing PLC connection points which occur in different representation types, it was possible in specific cases that the new addresses were not transferred to multi-line PLC connection points. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Plot frame editor

If user-defined project properties were inserted into a plot frame, the respective displayed name was not displayed anymore because of a block of other properties existing there.

2022
EPLAN Preplanning Creation of the detail planning

While using the Update detailed planning function, the wire data from the parts was used, even though the wire data was defined in the placeholder object.

2022
EPLAN Preplanning Import pre-planning data

If no properties were available for a segment during the import of pre-planning data in an Excel file, this resulted in the past in system message S181017 being output. Now, if no properties are available for a segment, this segment is ignored , and no system message is generated. If a segment has at least one property, a check is carried out as before whether an identifying name is available. The data which are missing is now specified in more detail in the system message.

2022
EPLAN Preplanning P&I diagrams

When placing functions from the pre-planning navigator on the P&I diagram pages it was possible that the visible DT from the pre-planning was not applied. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Revision control

In revisioned projects it was possible that report pages which contain multilingual properties were displayed as changed after updating the report and were provided with revision markers even though the project was not changed. This was due to the fact that not only project languages were considered during the update but all available languages in the parts management. Now, when updating reports, only the project languages are considered for the multilingual properties. This way, in new projects, no revision markers are generated in unchanged projects when updating reports. When updating reports in projects which were created with older EPLAN versions, revision markers can still be generated, if, for example, the parts used have more properties in the new EPLAN version.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

If devices were rotated around the Z axis in the layout space and subsequently moved, it was possible that the device was rotated into the initial position again. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing data copper NC / copper DXF

On a copper rail which was placed as a macro in the layout space, the mounting surface on the copper rail between the subsequently inserted bending positions could not be extended. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN View Projects

In EPLAN View 2022 you can now open projects from older versions (Version 2.9 to Version 2.6), without these projects having to be updated to this purpose. Starting from the current version, EPLAN retroactively supports the last five EPLAN versions. Projects from even older versions (Version 2.5 or older) must be updated before they can be opened in EPLAN View 2022.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing data copper NC / copper DXF

If a copper rail was inserted as a device, the settings for the part placement in the dialog for the placement options could not be selected. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Preplanning Creation of the detail planning

When Updating detailed planning with the setting Update value sets of placeholder objects the changed values from the pre-planning were not transferred to the placeholder object in the placed page macro. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Electric P8 Terminals

Terminals can also be entered as distributed terminals by inserting devices in the project. A standard symbol is used if no symbol is specified in the corresponding function template. If a distributed terminal was inserted in this way and subsequently the symbol was changed using the [Backspace], the connection number of the first distributed terminal was set to the value "1". This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Drilling patterns

During the automatic generation of drilling patterns from a macro project, the page on which the drilling pattern frame was located was used instead of the selected drilling pattern frame. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Parts management

If parts from the EPLAN Data Portal were renamed or copied, this could result in problems when they were imported again. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Drilling patterns

In the parts management you can determine in the drilling pattern of a part using the setting Always make that the drill holes specified in the drilling pattern are always generated on the next highest mounting surface. This means that if a part with this setting is placed on a rail or a support, drill holes are generated on the mounting panel in such a case. If parts with this setting were placed on a busbar system, this did not work correctly. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Browser window

In the browser window of EPLAN Cogineer you can now also enter line breaks by means of the shortcut keys [Ctrl] + [Enter].

2022
EPLAN Platform Reports

Different values for specific placeholder texts were output and placed on top of each other during the output of a terminal diagram. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Reports

If symbols are output in a report in a terminal diagram by means of the placeholder text "Terminal / assignment: Property / value to graphic [1]", it was possible that the symbols were moved while updating the report. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Subprojects

Terminals were removed in the project when storing subprojects. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN API Methods (API)

For properties with specific filed types the "ToDouble" method from the "PropertyValue" class resulted in rounding errors. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Defined working sections

With a larger number of editors the assignment of users to workspaces did not function in the dialog Define defined working sections as administrator. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Preplanning Creation of the detail planning

The correct variant was not considered when placing macros from the pre-planning navigator using Drag & Drop. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Parts management

If the setting Do not use anymore was activated for a user-defined property in the configuration after an import of user-defined properties into the parts management, all other imported properties were subsequently deleted. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Rights management

The menu item / command Multi-user monitor can now be hidden using the rights management. In the Rights field the associated right Call up multi-user monitor is located below the subject area System configuration.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

When changing from the normal representation to the simplified representation it was possible that terminal strips in the layout space which are placed on inclined mounting rails were not displayed correctly. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Routing connections

When using a specific plug housing with insert, problems occurred with the entry point into the routing path network when routing, and the resulting connection was routed incorrectly. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views

The edge width which was set for a model view did not function in a project. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Reports

Instead of a "0", nothing was displayed for a placeholder text with integer value when reporting a device tag list. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views

When manually changing the dimension of multiple simultaneously selected model views the scale was only changed for one model view. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Preplanning Segment templates

Problems could occur if the same segment template was entered as a subordinate segment template at a segment template. This has been corrected. It is now no longer possible to create nested segment templates which reference themselves.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Routing connections

In the case of a mounting rail with multi-level terminals that was mounted obliquely on a mounting panel, an incorrect course occurred during routing for the connections of the middle levels. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Electric P8 Reports

When generating a cable overview a wrong header was output for a specific cable after switching pages. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Devices

The 007018 check run did not correctly consider parts from accessory lists if accessory lists were assigned to a part in the parts management multiple times. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Labeling

During the output of labeling data for the report type "Connection list" the specified sorting for specific properties was not taken into consideration. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Macros

If the input box was activated when inserting 3D macros, the information in the displayed input box was not updated when the macro variant was switched with the [Tab] key. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Electric P8 Terminals

When using AWG values smaller than zero (for example "3/0" or "4/0") it was possible that check run P005093 reported AWG values as faulty even though they were within the permissible range for the connection cross-section of the terminal parts.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing data NC DXF

During the NC export of manufacturing data in DXF format the selection made was not always taken into consideration. In these cases the entire project was output. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN API Parts management

The "XPamImportCSV" converter has been removed since the different CSV formats are no longer available for exporting and importing data in the new parts management.

2022
EPLAN Pro Panel Routing connections

When bundling connections it was possible that not all specified sort criteria were taken into consideration. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

Up to 64 property arrangements can be created for a symbol variant in the symbol editor. However, previously only 32 property arrangements could be displayed in the graphical editing in the property dialog for the respective symbol variant. This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Parts management

In the Function templates tab, for plug definitions and terminal strip definitions, data could erroneously be entered for some properties that relate to individual terminals or pins (such as e.g. Terminal / Pin designation). This has been corrected.

2022
EPLAN Platform Browser window

The Chromium component "CefSharp" has been updated to the current version 91.1.210. This component is used for the display of contents in the browser windows of the EPLAN platform (for example EPLAN Data Portal, EPLAN Cogineer, etc.).

2.9 SP1 Update7
EPLAN Platform Reports

As of Version 2.9 SP1 Update 7, the following properties are supported error-free in cable overviews: Cables: Target (ID 20377), Cables: Target (with plug designation) (ID 20385), Cables: Source (ID 20376), Cables: Source (with plug designation) (ID 20383). In the past the source and target of the cable could also be output by means of placeholder texts, alternatively to these properties. For example, the placeholder elements "Device (source) / DT (full)" and "Device (target) / DT (full)" can be used in the form to this purpose.

2.9 SP1 Update7
EPLAN Preplanning Creation of the detail planning

When generating schematics with activated setting Place several macros on one page the placed functions under specific conditions did not apply the device tags from the pre-planning. Instead device tags with subcounters arose. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update7
EPLAN Preplanning Creation of the detail planning

If multiple macros are placed on a page during the detailed planning, it was possible that macros which were not assigned to the respective planning object were also updated during Update detailed planning with the setting Update value sets of placeholder objects. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update7
EPLAN Platform Labeling

During the export of manufacturing data for labeling labels, a specific format element was selected for the label while a scheme was created. After the format element had been edited, however, a totally different format element was displayed instead of the one that was originally selected. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update7
EPLAN Platform Macros

During macro updating macros the positions of path function texts were swapped. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update7
EPLAN Platform User interface

If several projects were opened, the popup menu item Synchronize selection for a marked function was not executed at an opened search result list. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update7
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views

In a model view problems occurred during the display of an item labeling which can only be read from below in the layout space. These have been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update7
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

While moving a mounting point, not only the position but also the hierarchy level in the item hierarchy and thus the item allocation were changed. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update7
EPLAN Pro Panel User-defined properties

Different problems occurred when copying layout spaces with user-defined properties. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update7
EPLAN Platform Projects

If a project template was created from a project with macro boxes, it was possible that the created, new projects were incomplete when this project template was used. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update7
EPLAN Pro Panel Macros

If a 3D macro was created from grouped objects in the layout space of a macro project, the grouping was not available anymore when this macro was inserted in a schematic project. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update7
EPLAN Platform Reports

If a special project filter was used for report templates, that filtered for texts / values not be translated, then subsequently no report could be generated under certain conditions. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update7
EPLAN Electric P8 Terminals

Problems could occur when part numbers were inserted via copying and pasting from an external list into the Edit terminal strip dialog. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update7
EPLAN Platform Reports

During updating of a parts list, the block properties of a part definition point were no longer output. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update7
EPLAN Platform Data backup

Projects with dots in the backup file name could not be saved under specific conditions. This has been corrected. Now a backup is only not possible when the backup file name ends with a dot and 3 digits. Such a backup file name is reserved for partial backups.

2.9 SP1 Update7
EPLAN Platform Labeling

During the output of labeling data for the report type "Summarized parts list" a different number of plugs was exported depending on the selection. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update7
EPLAN Platform PDF export

If external documents are displayed as QR code on report pages, these external documents were now copied again to the output directory with a PDF export with activated setting Copy externally linked documents to output directory.

2.9 SP1 Update7
EPLAN Platform Layers

During the import of user-defined layers in the layer management it was possible that layers were imported several times or not at all. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update6
EPLAN Platform User interface

If a group was marked in the graphical editor and subsequently the popup menu item Synchronize selection was selected, problems occurred with an opened message management. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update6
EPLAN Preplanning Creation of the detail planning

When a macro is placed, not the entire contents of the macro were assigned to the macro. Therefore already placed consumers were not fully updated during "Update detailed planning". This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update6
EPLAN Platform PDF export

When pages with a page scale unequal 1:1 were output during the PDF export, this could mean at blocks of combined elements (for example rectangles, lines) that the graphic in the output PDF was covered by lines which were too wide. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update6
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects

If the value set is changed for a placeholder object of a placed macro, the changed plug designation is now transferred again to all device connection points placed next to each other.

2.9 SP1 Update6
EPLAN Platform Messages

During the execution of the check run 007010 it was possible that different values were reported for the property Suppl. field for CLIP PROJECT data (ID 20090). This indexed property can occur in older projects and is not visible on the user interface. The property is now excluded from the check.

2.9 SP1 Update6
EPLAN Platform Reports

When the Page sorting dialog is opened, activated settings for the check boxes Use source / target and Use placement are now displayed correctly again.

2.9 SP1 Update6
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

During the placement of a busbar connection point in the layout space, not only the connection point which is entered in the connection point designation of the symbol was generated, but all connection points stored in the connection point pattern. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update6
EPLAN Platform EPLAN ePULSE

If parts were imported from the ePULSE EPLAN Data Portal into the parts management, they could subsequently no longer be inserted from the EPLAN Data Portal into the schematic. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update6
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

When a mounting grid was generated on the busbar adapter, the grid was erroneously placed with a 90° degree rotation. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update6
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing data export

If source and target were exchanged before the export for the wire fabrication for connections, the affected connections had to be re-routed in the past so that the wire termination processing was taken into consideration correctly. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update6
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

The assignment of PLC connection points now also functions again for PLC connection points with a variable number of connection points. (Such PLC connection points have the function definition "PLC connection point, variable".)

2.9 SP1 Update6
EPLAN Platform Browser window

When you clicked the search field in the browser window during the initial opening of the EPLAN Data Portal the cursor was not visible. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update6
EPLAN Platform Browser window

The Chromium component "CefSharp" has been updated to the current version 88.2.90. This component is used for the display of contents in the browser windows of the EPLAN platform (for example EPLAN Data Portal, EPLAN Cogineer, etc.).

2.9 SP1 Update6
EPLAN Platform Reports

In the parts list the terminal / pin designations of terminals / pins that belong to an assembly are now output again.

2.9 SP1 Update6
EPLAN Preplanning Graphical editor

In the case of autoconnecting lines in the P&I diagram for which an asymmetrical line type was set, it was possible that lines were displayed differently under certain conditions. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update6
EPLAN Preplanning Creation of the detail planning

During "numbering devices" in the schematic, functions were also numbered which belong to a planning object without structure identifier. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update6
EPLAN Platform Browser window

The Chromium component "CefSharp" has been updated to the current version 88.2.90. This component is used for the display of contents in the browser windows of the EPLAN platform (for example EPLAN Data Portal, EPLAN Cogineer, etc.).

2.8 HF9
EPLAN Preplanning Connection planning objects

When updating cable planning objects and when placing macros which are stored at cable planning objects, the sequence of already placed cable cores was changed. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update5
EPLAN Platform Macros

If a macro which was generated as a protected group was copied and pasted on a schematic page, an unexpected error message occurred. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update5
EPLAN Preplanning Pipings in the pre-planning

If the popup menu item Update detailed planning was executed for piping planning objects and the Update piping data setting was activated in the subsequent dialog, this could result in a faulty display of the flow direction. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update5
EPLAN Platform Reports

If placeholder texts with specific formatted properties were used in the forms, no values were displayed for the placeholder texts after the reporting. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update5
EPLAN API Scripts

If an action with an "ActionCallingContext" was inserted in a script as a parameter, this resulted in a message. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update5
EPLAN Pro Panel Views

If a mounting rail was placed in a layout space on a user-defined rail, the drill holes of the mounting rail were not displayed in the output 2D drilling view. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update5
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views

During the "Generate project reports", new pages of the type "Model view" were generated under certain conditions without the old pages already generated being deleted. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update5
EPLAN Platform Labeling

During the output of labeling data for the report type "Summarized parts list" no data was output for a terminal marked on a project page. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update5
EPLAN Platform Browser window

In the browser window of the EPLAN Data Portal, the shortcut keys for copying and inserting/pasting ([Ctrl] + [C] and [Ctrl] + [V]) only functioned unreliably. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update5
EPLAN Platform User interface

If a multiple selection was made in the graphical editor and the popup menu item Synchronize selection was selected, problems could occur when the message management was open. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update5
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects

Under certain conditions no part selection could be executed in the placeholder objects for variables which are assigned to part numbers. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update5
EPLAN Pro Panel Numbering

Items in the layout space (for example cable ducts, mounting rails, etc.) with the same DT for which no associated 2D functions exist, are now renumbered during offline numbering.

2.9 SP1 Update5
EPLAN Platform PDF export

During a PDF export of a project page with the setting "Archiving format PDF/A" images that were located in the project directory were not included in exporting. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update5
EPLAN Preplanning Creation of the detail planning

When project pages were generated by placing page macros from the pre-planning navigator, conductors were subsequently no longer assigned to the cable in the macro. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update5
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

If the mounting point was selected while placing a cut-out on a mounting point in the subsequent selection list, an unexpected error message occurred. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update5
EPLAN Pro Panel Master data for EPLAN Pro Panel

By default subdirectories are not considered anymore when searching for outlines during the master data synchronization. As a result the performance while synchronizing master data has improved.

2.9 SP1 Update5
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

When placing terminals with accessories on a terminal strip in the layout space, the sequence of the accessories is now considered correctly again.

2.9 SP1 Update5
EPLAN Pro Panel Routing connections

The routing of connections now also functions again when only the busbar connection points (adapter) are marked in the layout space from the items "Terminals" and "Busbar connection points" which are connected to each other in the multi-line schematic.

2.9 SP1 Update5
EPLAN Platform Browser window

The Chromium component "CefSharp" has been updated to the current version 86.0.241. This component is used for the display of contents in the browser windows of the EPLAN platform (for example EPLAN Data Portal, EPLAN Cogineer, etc.).

2.9 SP1 Update5
EPLAN Pro Panel Reports

A manually placed mounting list was no longer correct after the update. This has been corrected.

2.8 HF8
EPLAN Platform Browser window

The Chromium component "CefSharp" has been updated to the current version 86.0.241. This component is used for the display of contents in the browser windows of the EPLAN platform (for example EPLAN Data Portal, EPLAN Cogineer, etc.).

2.8 HF8
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

Selection of mounting points and mounting lines

When inserting mounting points and mounting lines, it is now again possible to assign a name that is already assigned to mounting points and mounting lines (menu path: Edit > Device logic > Mounting point and Edit > Device logic > Mounting line). The [...] button next to the Name field in the property dialog of these mounting aids is available to this purpose. The selection is carried out in the subsequent dialog in which all names already assigned are listed.

2.9 SP1 Update4
EPLAN Platform Print

New setting for black and white printing

The new setting Invert white graphical elements is now available in the dialog Settings: Print when black and white printing is activated. If this check box is selected, graphical elements which have been assigned the EPLAN color numbers 8, 255, 263, 264 and 266 are output in black. A corresponding setting is also available in the dialogs for the PDF and image file export.

2.9 SP1 Update4
EPLAN Platform User interface

Under certain conditions it was not possible to open a popup menu in a navigator. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update4
EPLAN Platform Multi-user operation

If the project properties are being edited by a user and another user opens the same project, the dialog Multi-user conflict is now displayed instead of a message.

2.9 SP1 Update4
EPLAN Platform EPLAN ePULSE

When an Internet connection was not available, an error message was displayed that the ePULSE service could not be reached, even when the EPLAN ePULSE window was closed. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update4
EPLAN Platform Parts management

The importing of edz files with user-defined properties could take very long. To speed this up a change was carried out in the creation of the export file.

2.9 SP1 Update4
EPLAN Platform Properties

The field type was changed at many properties for Version 2.9 SP1. During the entry of values (for example for the Technical characteristic field) this could result in the entered decimal separators ("," or ".") being changed to the separator which is set in the operating system. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update4
EPLAN Platform Connections

The values defined in a connection filter are now applied again to all highlighted routing paths in the layout space or in the topology.

2.9 SP1 Update4
EPLAN Platform EPLAN ePULSE

Certain links did not work when called up via the EPLAN Tutorials window or from the EPLAN ePULSE window. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update4
EPLAN Platform Plot frame editor

In Version 2.8 the numbering of the column designations was repeated and not continued under specific conditions at alphanumeric column numbering formats. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update4
EPLAN Platform Browser window

The Chromium component "CefSharp" has been updated to the current version 84.4.10. This component is used for the display of contents in the browser windows of the EPLAN platform (for example EPLAN Data Portal, EPLAN Cogineer, etc.).

2.9 SP1 Update4
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

Multi-line plugs from the "SPECIAL" symbol library were not displayed anymore on the page in the graphical editor after the symbol selection. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update4
EPLAN API Actions (API)

The "ExportProductionWiring" action can be used to export manufacturing data into different formats for the wire fabrication. Despite the specified parameter "/MACHINETYPE:9" being used, the export to the "Rittal - Wire Terminal WT" format did not function. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update4
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

During importing in the AutomationML format, parts are also assigned for which the PLC type designations only differ by a different number of blanks - if there is no part with exactly matching PLC type designation.

2.9 SP1 Update4
EPLAN Platform EPLAN ePULSE

The contents of an input field in the EPLAN ePULSE window could not be deleted by means of the [Del] key. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update4
EPLAN Platform EPLAN ePULSE

When an ePULSE account was linked with a Microsoft account within the EPLAN ePULSE window, problems occurred under specific conditions. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update4
EPLAN Platform Cross-references

After a correction, the setting Display full structure identifier in cross-reference for interruption points in Version 2.9 had an effect on the cross-reference abbreviation rules for functions. This has been corrected. The cross-reference abbreviation rules for functions which refer to the full DT now function again.

2.9 SP1 Update4
EPLAN Platform EPLAN ePULSE

EPLAN now remembers the EPLAN ePULSE login information for the restart. This means that users do not have to enter login information for every start of the EPLAN platform when they open the ePULSE window.

2.9 SP1 Update4
EPLAN Platform Parts management

During synchronization of parts of stored project parts with monolingual user-defined properties into another parts database, existing values were not applied. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update4
EPLAN Pro Panel Master data for EPLAN Pro Panel

After a modification at an outline (extrusion) problems occurred during the subsequent placement as a user-defined rail. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update4
EPLAN Pro Panel Routing connections

When routing connections in a wiring system, incorrect results occurred in some cases during the calculation of the routing direction. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update4
EPLAN Preplanning Segment definitions

Problems occurred while using user-defined icons and / or image files for segment definitions. This has been corrected.

2.8 HF7
EPLAN Platform Browser window

The Chromium component "CefSharp" has been updated to the current version 84.4.10. This component is used for the display of contents in the browser windows of the EPLAN platform (for example EPLAN Data Portal, EPLAN Cogineer, etc.).

2.8 HF7
EPLAN Platform User interface

When using user-defined toolbars in connection with the rights management it was possible that icons and the associated commands could not be assigned correctly to each other. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update3
EPLAN Platform Part selection

After the part selection of updated parts, data was changed at the functions in the schematic, even though the "Retain" option was selected in the conflict dialog opened in the meantime. In addition an unexpected system error message occurred. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update3
EPLAN Pro Panel Routing connections

During routing, a routing direction could not be determined for all routing connections. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update3
EPLAN Platform Labeling

During the output of labeling data, breaks were output although the Apply line breaks setting was deactivated. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update3
EPLAN Pro Panel Master data for EPLAN Pro Panel

The master data synchronization now also takes into consideration such outlines (NC and Extrusion) that are located in subdirectories of the macro directory.

2.9 SP1 Update3
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

While inserting dynamic symbols with polylines problems occurred when the object snap was activated. These have been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update3
EPLAN Pro Panel Routing connections

The determination of the routing direction has been optimized for the routing of connections in a wiring system.

2.9 SP1 Update3
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

During the multiple placement of auxiliary switches on the left-hand side of an associated power circuit breaker it was possible that the auxiliary switches were placed into each other. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update3
EPLAN Platform User interface

While registering add-ons, master data was not copied under specific conditions. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update3
EPLAN Pro Panel Master data for EPLAN Pro Panel

If guide rails were inserted as logic elements in the outline editor for extrusions, the counter for the guide rails did not start with "1", as with the other logic elements, but depending on the number of other logic elements (for example mounting surfaces) already inserted. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update3
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

During the placement of a terminal strip with labels on a mounting rail, the terminals were not placed correctly at the first terminal. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update3
EPLAN Platform Revision control

The Highest revision index (change tracking) property is only determined when the project contains revisions. As a result the performance while closing projects has improved.

2.9 SP1 Update3
EPLAN Pro Panel Master data for EPLAN Pro Panel

If user-defined NC outlines were edited subsequently, these could not be updated in the projects in which the NC outlines were placed as cut-outs of the type "From drilling pattern". This has been corrected. The NC outlines are now updated after a master data synchronization.

2.9 SP1 Update3
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

During the import of PLC configuration data in the AutomationML format the identifier is now automatically added if it is not available in the import file. The identifier is determined from the format for the PLC addresses which is stored in the scheme used for the PLC-specific settings.

2.9 SP1 Update3
EPLAN API Classes (API)

If the "IncludedElements" property was erroneously set for the "ViewPlacement" class, the model view (2D drilling view) of a drilling pattern could not be updated. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update3
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

If devices were placed on mounting rails from extrusion outlines, differences could occur for the placed devices, depending on whether the outlines for the mounting rails were stored in the Mounting data tab or in the Technical data tab in the parts management. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update3
EPLAN Platform Reports

In a report of the type "Parts list" (cutting list) decimal places were displayed for a length, even though no decimal places were set in the associated placeholder text in the formatting properties. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update3
EPLAN Electric P8 Terminals / plugs

If terminals or pins were sorted via drag & drop in the dialog Edit terminal strip or in the dialog Edit plug, problems occurred under certain conditions. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update3
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing data NC DXF / Copper DXF

During the export of manufacturing data NC DXF and copper DXF for machining, old AutoCAD versions are now supported again. In the settings on the DXF general tab versions such as AutoCAD 2.5, AutoCAD 10, AutoCAD 12, etc. are now available again in the AutoCAD version field.

2.9 SP1 Update3
EPLAN Platform Reports

When placeholders with formatted properties were used in forms, problems occurred with the display of decimal separators after the generation of reports on the report pages. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update3
EPLAN API Methods (API)

During the export of parts data from the class "PartsService" by means of the "ExportPartsListFromSystem" method no user-defined properties were exported. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update3
EPLAN Platform EPLAN ePULSE

If scripts were loaded in the EPLAN Platform, this could result in it not being possible to download parts from the new EPLAN Data Portal. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update3
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

The values for the property Connection: Cross-section / diameter of cables are now also correctly displayed in the graphical editor if no unit is entered.

2.9 SP1 Update3
EPLAN Platform Labeling

During the output of labeling data for the report type "Device tag list", a line break was always output, even if the Apply line breaks setting was deactivated in the associated labeling scheme. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update3
EPLAN Platform Devices

New setting for updating device data

If the parts in the project are older than in the parts database, the newer data is stored in the project during a parts database synchronization. The new user-specific setting Update device data after the storing of parts can be used to determine whether the device data in the project should be updated as well or not. (Menu path: Options > Settings > User > Management > Parts).
If the check box in the dialog Settings: Parts (user) is activated, the newer device data is also transfered to the main functions that use these parts, in addition to the parts data synchronization.
If the check box is deactivated, no device data is updated in the project.

2.9 SP1 Update2
EPLAN Platform Print

New behavior for black and white printing

Individual graphical elements were not included in the output for black and white printing. These are graphical elements that are, for example, displayed in white or black when the color scheme setting "Black" is set in the graphical editor. So that these elements also appear in the output, graphical elements with the EPLAN color numbers 8, 255, 263, 264 and 266 are now output in black when the "Print in black and white" setting is activated during printing and during the PDF and image file export.

2.9 SP1 Update2
EPLAN Platform User interface

Menu items created by script are now listed again in the dialog for specification of the shortcut keys under "Select command".

2.9 SP1 Update2
EPLAN Platform Data backup

The performance during the restoring of projects has been improved.

2.9 SP1 Update2
EPLAN Platform Reports

If the table of contents needs to be updated after a change of the date format, the date is now shown again in the set date format.

2.9 SP1 Update2
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views

The restrictions with regard to the inclination of texts have been deactivated for the display of the item labelings in the model views. This way the item labelings that were only readable from the top in the layout space are displayed again.

2.9 SP1 Update2
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

The marking of an object selected in the layout space now remains even after an action abort.

2.9 SP1 Update2
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

If the 3D macro of a placed item is removed and then reselected, the subsequent update of the part placement now does not result in a position change for the item anymore.

2.9 SP1 Update2
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

During the multiple placement of items the assignment of legend positions has been accelerated. This way the placement takes part faster.

2.9 SP1 Update2
EPLAN Platform PDF export

Pages of the type "External document" were under certain conditions not output anymore during the PDF export. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update2
EPLAN Platform Edit in table

While opening the Edit in table dialog the selected functions are now displayed faster again - even for comprehensive projects.

2.9 SP1 Update2
EPLAN Platform Browser window

Double entries arose in EPLAN Cogineer during the pasting of copied texts from the Clipboard. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update2
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

When devices are inserted into the layout space, structure identifiers from the stored 3D macro are no longer applied for the part placements located below an enclosure and the Displayed DT field remains empty.

2.9 SP1 Update2
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

During the display of a contact image (for example for coils) the display properties for the first and second part were displayed swapped. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update2
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

The placement area in the stored macro is considered again while inserting a module as a device into a layout space.

2.9 SP1 Update2
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

When the object snap is activated, only the circle center is found as the snap point again at the handle of a macro box.

2.9 SP1 Update2
EPLAN Platform Parts management

While working in the parts management with an SQL parts database, an unexpected error message occurred while importing translated parts texts. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update2
EPLAN Pro Panel Routing connections

For the function of routing connections across routing ranges it was previously not planned that the routing range could be located on mounting surfaces that slope. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update2
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

During the placement of items in the layout space not all available mounting surfaces were automatically activated when the cursor was moved over the surfaces or items under certain conditions. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update2
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Since Version 2.9 multi-line bus ports are also taken into consideration during check runs of the class "PLC / bus". These check runs (for example 004039, "Connection between different bus systems") therefore took a long time in projects that contain many multi-line bus ports. This has been improved.

2.9 SP1 Update2
EPLAN API Methods (API)

Menu items that were added to the user interface via the "AddMenuItem" method could not be displayed in some cases. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update2
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

During the placement of a part the data from the stored macro are now taken into consideration again for the protective cover of a busbar support.

2.9 SP1 Update2
EPLAN API Actions (API)

Objects that are to be exported for the output of manufacturing data / labeling data by means of the "label" action, are now detected correctly again.

2.9 SP1 Update2
EPLAN Platform Browser window

The Chromium component "CefSharp" has been updated to the current version 83.4.20. This component is used for the display of contents in the browser windows of the EPLAN platform (for example EPLAN Data Portal, EPLAN Cogineer, etc.).

2.9 SP1 Update2
EPLAN Platform Part master data navigator

Problems occurred in the part master data navigator while working with the full-text filter. These have been corrected.

2.9 SP1 Update2
EPLAN Platform Browser window

Optimizations for the new Data Portal

Under certain conditions, the download of parts data was restricted. This now works.

2.9 SP1 Update1
EPLAN Platform Rights management

When the rights management was used with imported Active Directory groups, problems occurred if the users belonged to other domains. These have been corrected.

2.8 HF6
EPLAN API Methods (API)

If the "OnSelect" method was used at a "SelectionInteraction" created per EPLAN API, an exception of the "Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.InvalidHandleException" type occurred under specific conditions. This has been corrected.

2.8 HF6
EPLAN Platform Browser window

The Chromium component "CefSharp" has been updated to the current version 81.3.100. This component is used for the display of contents in the browser windows of the EPLAN platform (for example EPLAN Data Portal, EPLAN Cogineer, etc.).

2.8 HF6
EPLAN Platform Connections

Extended settings for the reset area of the connection numbering

In the Designation tab of the Settings: Connection numbering dialog you specify the format for the connection designations. A menu path to these settings is: Options > Settings > Projects > "Project name" > Connections > Connection numbering. When the format for the counter is specified you now additionally have the possibility to have the counter reset when the schematic path changes. The new Schematic path check box is available in the Settings: Counter reset range dialog to this purpose.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Properties

Changeover of properties to the field type "Value with unit"

For many properties (for parts, functions, connections, etc.) the field type was changed from "Monolingual text" to "Value with unit". Therefore the representation of the decimal separators now complies with the settings of the operating system. This means that not the entered decimal separators ("," or ".") but those set in the operating system are displayed.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform EPLAN ePULSE

Connection of the new EPLAN Data Portal

The new EPLAN Data Portal is now available as a Cloud application under EPLAN ePULSE in the EPLAN Platform. After signing in you also have access to the parts data of more than 300 leading manufacturers in the new EPLAN Data Portal. The user interface of the new EPLAN Data Portal has been revised and completely redesigned. Search results are now shown more quickly through an improved search function. Easily accessible selectors and configurators of leading component manufacturers have also been integrated. With the introduction of the new EPLAN Data Standard standardized parts data are available and can be detected easily.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Parts management

Updating the Parts Database

The parts database of the parts management has been updated for Version 2.9 SP1. If you now open an "older" parts database in the EPLAN platform (Version 2.9 or older), you have to update the parts database before you can edit it. Updated old and new (from 2.9 SP1) parts databases can be opened (for example, for parts or device selection) in older EPLAN versions (Version 2.9 or older) but not edited.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Parts management

Support of the eCl@ss Version 9.1

During the import of parts data into the parts management the eCl@ss Version 9.1 is now supported in addition to the eCl@ss Versions 9.0 and 10.0.1.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

PLC schematic generation available during importing of PLC data in the AutomationML format

During the import of PLC data in the AutomationML format the option Start "Generate PLC schematic" was not available in the Import PLC data dialog in the past. This functionality is now also available for the import of PLC configuration files in the AutomationML format.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Information during the import of files with a higher AutomationML version

An import file in AutomationML format is always imported irrespective of the AutomationML version with which the file was created. This means that all the data known for the respective EPLAN version is imported. As of EPLAN Version 2.9 SP1 an information is now displayed when an import file with a higher AutomationML version is created than that supported by the used EPLAN version. In this case it is possible that not all the data contents are imported.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

New "MELSECNET/H" bus system

The new bus system "MELSECNET/H" is available in the Bus data tab at bus ports.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views

View dialogs extended with Apply button

The [Apply] button is now also available in the Model view, Unfold and Drilling view dialogs. This way you can check a modified item labeling or other modifications of the view faster without having to constantly close or open the respective dialog.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Preplanning Segment templates

Subordinate segment templates

It is now possible in the segment template navigator to create nested segment templates - this means segment templates with subordinate segment templates. To this purpose the Segment templates tab has been extended with the table Subordinate segment templates. By means of the subordinate segment templates, you quickly create nested structures with subordinate structure segments, planning objects and / or PCT loops and adjust them quickly during modifications.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Master data

Master data: New isolating terminal symbol

The standard symbol libraries for the IEC, GOST, GB and NFPA standards have been extended with a new symbol for an isolating terminal: "XTR3 // 1371".

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Master data

Master data: New symbols for fluid power

The "PNE1ESS" symbol library for fluid power has been extended with a symbol for a valve actuation and two symbols for valve outlines: "V_BT_023_R // 457", "V11.1.2_18 // 998", "V11.1.2_19 // 999".

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Master data

Master data: New special symbols

Ten new symbols for PLC connection points as well as two other new symbols have been added to the "SPECIAL" symbol library: "NWB2PNG1 // 552", "NWB3PNG1 // 553", "NWB2PNG2 // 562", "NWB3PNG2 // 563", "NWB2BCP1 // 622", "NWB3BCP1 // 623", "NWB4BCP1 // 624", "NWB2BCP2 // 632", "NWB3BCP2 // 633", "NWB4BCP2 // 633", "LBRP // 548", "D6DCPNGI // 550".

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Master data

The placement of the properties was corrected at multiple symbols in all standard symbol libraries. In addition the symbol graphic was corrected in these symbol libraries for the symbols QLTR3_1 // 1527 and QLTR4 // 1528 and the contact image variant for the symbols SL2 // 1624 and SL3 // 1625.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Master data

Master data: New plot frames for the American market

Three new plot frames for the American market have been created: "FN1_078_en_US.fn1", "FN1_079_en_US.fn1", "NFPA_3_Ladder_mm.fn1".
In addition the FN1_016.fn1 plot frame has been created. This plot frame can be used for the change of standard from IEC to NFPA if the plot frame size is to remain in DIN.
In the course of this change numerous en-US plot frames have been corrected and some plot frames not required anymore have been removed.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Master data

Master data: New basic projects in accordance with the NFPA standard

The two basic projects Inch Template_bas.zw9 and NFPA_bas001.zw9 have been replaced in accordance with the NFPA standard by two new basic projects NFPA_Inch_bas001.zw9 and NFPA_mm_bas001.zw9. The old project templates Inch Template.ept and NFPA_tpl001.ept have also been removed.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Part selection

If a part selection is performed for a shield that is defined as a main function, the entry in the Name of shield field is now also retained.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Preplanning Creation of the detail planning

When placing window macros with placeholder objects from the pre-planning navigator, subpages were generated instead of numbered pages. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Connections

The Smart connect now also functions for connections that cross each other but that are not electrically connected to each other. Such connections are displayed by means of the symbols "LBR" or "LBRL" (recess or semicircle for connection crossing).

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Reports

When working with several projects, dependencies between the opened projects occurred during reporting. This has the effect that not all pages were generated for a project. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Pro Panel Reports

A device connection diagram placed manually on an overview page was changed during the update even though nothing was changed at the project. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Pro Panel Layout space navigator

In the schematic project, the items of an enclosure in the layout space navigator are now displayed in the same sequence as for the associated macro in the macro project.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Labeling

Some cable properties were ignored during the output of labeling data for the "Parts list" report type. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Revision control

Problems with superfluous deletion markers occurred when inserting grouped macros into revised projects. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Pro Panel Routing connections

Under certain conditions, several routing connections were generated from a multi-line connection during routing in a project. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Data backup

For very large projects it was not possible anymore to create a data backup. This now works.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform User interface

By default the EPLAN Tutorials window is now opened again as a docked tab.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform 2D panel layout

During the identification of project groups in the 2D panel layout navigator too many elements were highlighted in color in the tree. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform User interface

In Version 2.8 the position of the navigators was not saved when the computer changed to silent mode. This now works again.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

PLC boxes for which the CPU setting is deactivated and for which no CPU name is entered, are not reported anymore by the 004083 check run.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Electric P8 Terminals

For the fourth alignable accessory of a terminal, the type number of the fifth accessory was displayed in the Part: Type number property. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Synchronization of parts

Differences between the sequence for the stored parts and the sequence of the system parts occurred in the Synchronization of parts dialog when sorting in accordance with the Status column. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform User interface

Some special symbols (interruption points, macro boxes, etc.) in the symbol selection for the creation of new property arrangements were missing during the configuration of the property arrangements. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Structure identifier management

The structure identifier management now remembers the last marked structure identifier.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform PDF export

QR codes inserted on project and report pages are now only interpreted as hyperlinks during the PDF export if an Internet or e-mail address was stored for the QR code.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Labeling

An assembly marked in the bill of materials navigator could not be exported broken up during the output of the labeling data, even though it was specified in the project settings that the assembly had to be broken up. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Labeling

All terminals are now output again during the output of the labeling for the "Device tag list" report type, irrespectively of whether a terminal strip contains a terminal strip definition or not.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform PDF export

If remaining lines or remaining gaps occurred for specific line types in the graphical editor depending on the pattern length, the PDF export did not work anymore. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Pro Panel Routing connections

Not all connections were routed during routing in a routing path network of wiring cut-outs and routing ranges. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Connections

In block properties that access the properties of the connection goal, the non-placed connections were not displayed anymore after execution of the menu item Interconnect devices. This now works because the target number (properties Source: Target number and Target: Target number) of the non-placed connection is retained during the deletion of a connection definition point.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing data NC DXF

During the NC export of manufacturing data in DXF format you now also have user-defined properties available for the generation of the file name from the properties.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Preplanning Creation of the detail planning

During the placement of planning objects via macros on schematic pages, problems with the assignment of device tags occurred under specific conditions. This has now been solved.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Pages

When creating an external document page, the document can be copied into the project document directory via a query. If the stored document was to be opened in the page properties, the set directory for documents and not the project document directory was previously displayed. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing data Rittal - Wire Terminal WT

Line breaks in property texts are now converted into blanks during the export.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Parts management

Features that were set by eCl@ss to "outdated" are not available anymore in the selection for the property assignment.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Revision control

The copying of placeholder objects into a revisioned project previously only functioned when the Retain revision data and revision markers during inserting setting was activated. Now it also functions with a deactivated setting.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects

During the symbol exchange via placeholder objects, symbol variants could under certain conditions not be exchanged with each other. This was because previously symbols to be exchanged had to have the same number of logical connection points. Now the symbols to be exchanged must have the same number of symbol connection points.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Preplanning Structure identifier management

Main identifiers including the associated sub-identifiers were renamed in the structure identifier management. The sub-identifiers in the pre-planning were lost in the process. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Connections

The performance when updating connections in multi-user operation has been improved.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Settings

If modifications were carried out in the project settings, an unexpected error message occurred. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Synchronization of parts

If a newly added column was clicked during the configuration of the representation in the Synchronization of parts dialog, an unexpected error message occurred. This is not the case anymore.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Pro Panel Reports

Depending on the affected selection, it was possible that the mechanical devices were not completely output during the generation of device tag lists. This now works again.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

During the joint placing of devices on mounting rails via drag & drop, incorrect positions, gaps and / or a wrong sequence occurred under certain conditions. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Electric P8 Terminals

If the Do not use main terminals property is selected for a terminal strip, alignable accessories have to be entered as a part at the terminal strip definition. Such parts could be selected for a terminal strip definition but not added in the Edit terminal strip dialog. This now works.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Project data navigators

Under certain conditions the structure identifiers for the "mounting location" in the 2D enclosure navigator and in the 3D mounting layout navigator were not displayed anymore. This has now been resolved.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects

The selected value sets are now saved individually for each placeholder object during the insertion of macros with multiple value sets. The saved value sets are preset in the Select value set dialog during further insertion of the same macro until the action is finished.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Change of standard

After a change of standard with the Project properties from source project setting the 2D panel layout and the 3D mounting layout navigator showed incomplete contents under certain conditions. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects

For placeholder objects the name of a variable may now also contain the "@" character.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects

Assemblies / modules that contain themselves as a part caused an unexpected error message when a summarized parts list was updated. In such a case an update is now performed and the assembly / module is not broken up in the report. The part not broken up is referenced via a system message.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

When updating part placements (for example after exchanging the part number at a part placement), the value is taken from the macro of the new part for the Item description property. If the item description of the new macro does not have any entry, the item description of the "old" part remains. If no item description is available in the "old" part or in the "new" macro, the Designation 1 property from the new part is used for the item description.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Bill of materials navigator

When editing parts in the list view of the bill of materials navigator, an unexpected error message occurred when certain user-defined properties were referenced to these parts. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

Threaded holes could not be generated while placing enclosure accessories on the busbars because of an incorrect placement in the hierarchy of the layout space. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

If the Simplified representation popup menu item was selected for the view of an opened layout space in the layout space navigator, the displayed visible DT for terminals was not shortened against the structure identifiers of the current environment (layout space, etc.). This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Connections

If the property arrangement was changed from "User-defined" to "Default" at a net definition point, the net connections were lost. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform 2D panel layout

The "012005" check run from the 012 "2D panel layout" message class has been revised. A different number of translated languages for the Mounting site (describing) property at the mounting panel and at the main function are not reported anymore if the translated texts are the same.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects

For the objects displayed in the property dialog of the placeholder objects (for example project, page, functions, etc.), the properties of the "Format" category are now available again during the property selection.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN API Properties (API)

Problems occurred during the determination of a value for indexed properties if a specific call up syntax was used. These have been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Master data

For master data directories no directories are replaced anymore through project-specific path variables (for example $(PROJECTNAME)) in file selection dialogs (for example during the creation of macros).

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Macros

When copying and pasting macro variants into a macro project the variant in the Macro box tab is automatically modified ("incremented"). Now the variants Q - Z are also taken into consideration here.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Edit in table

If a part was manually entered into the Part number [1] column for a function during the editing in table function, the parts data were only transferred to the function if an entry for the part variant was also available. This has been corrected. If no variant is now entered for the first part, the part variant "1" is specified.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Parts management

During the import of parts from the "Fluid power" generic product group, it was possible that the "Hydraulics" trade was automatically assigned to these parts. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Preplanning Placeholder objects

When placing macros from the pre-planning and assignment of parts data via placeholder objects, the sequence of the wires of a cable from the macro is now considered.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

During the insertion of devices the graphical preview for the selection in the Part selection dialog was not always updated. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Parts management

The Product subgroup property was missing for the configuration of the list view in the parts management. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Fluid Messages

The check run 024018 was displayed for a connection with the "Function overview (fluid power)" representation type, even though a corresponding connection with the representation type "Multi-line" existed in the project. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform Translation

If it was specified in the user settings for the user interface that multilingual input fields were identified with a preceding icon, the cursor was positioned incorrectly during the direct editing of multilingual texts. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

For bus ports it is now possible again in the Bus data tab to create a user-defined property configuration for the properties in the Properties of the network interface field via the Configure popup menu item.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform User interface

During the restart of EPLAN or during the selection of workspaces it was possible that the horizontal toolbars of workspaces were moved. Other problems could occur during the display of the workspaces (for example correct display only during the second selection of the workspace, main window was not displayed on the screen defined in the work area). These have been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform User interface

Problems occurred during the registration after the update of add-ons with scripts. These have been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN API Actions (API)

If project-specific path variables were used when specifying the target directory via the "DESTINATIONPATH" parameter for the "backup" action, these were previously not applied. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN API Methods (API)

When calling up the "AlignAndFormatConnectionDefinitionPoints" method from the "ConnectionService" class, the scheme specified via the parameter was ignored and instead the last scheme in the user interface was used. This has been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform PDF export

Texts that were combined as a block in the graphical editor are not output and displayed enlarged anymore during the PDF export.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Pro Panel