Software approvals

General Requirements

The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 is required to operate the EPLAN Platform up to Version 2.8. As of Version 2.9 the Framework of Microsoft 4.7.2 is required. Further information and the current version of this Microsoft component are available for download from the Microsoft website.

Operating systems

Currently supported versions of Windows

Windows 10 versions no longer supported

Windows 10 versions no longer supported


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Virtualised Environment

Microsoft Azure

When operating the EPLAN Platform in a virtualized environment, there may be a system-related restriction / deviation in functionality or a different system behavior (e.g. performance).

This behavior can usually be compensated by an appropriate system configuration in Azure or the connections of the end devices.

Microsoft products

Prerequisite for the creation of Microsoft Office file formats from EPLAN is a functioning installation of an Office version as approved by EPLAN on the PC.

SQL Server (64-bit)

64-bit version of the EPLAN Platform

Since the EPLAN Platform is available as a 64-bit version, please observe the following points:

If you want to use Access databases for the parts management, the project management and the dictionary, the Microsoft operating system has to be installed in the 64-bit version. Any Microsoft Office applications that are possibly installed must also be installed consistently in the 64-bit version.

If you have installed the Microsoft Office applications in the 32-bit version, you have to use SQL Server databases for the parts management, the project management and the dictionary.


The Microsoft Access Runtime component is furthermore required in order to use Access databases in the EPLAN Platform.

If you have not installed Microsoft Office or if you use Microsoft Office without Microsoft Access, you must download the Microsoft Access Runtime component as a separate download from the Microsoft Internet site.

If you use Microsoft Office with Microsoft Access, this component is installed as well depending on the respective Microsoft Office installation:

  • This component is contained at an installation up to and including Microsoft Office 2013 in as far as Microsoft Access is installed as well.
  • In the case of a "click-to-run" installation of Microsoft Office 2016 this component is not included in the installation of Microsoft Access. In this case you also have to download the Microsoft Access Runtime component.