Release notes

EPLAN Platform

Product Area Functionality Version
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 Model views

Problems occurred in model views during the display of the item labelings of items on oblique surfaces. These have been corrected.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform User interface

The properties that all marked components have can be edited together in the property overview. The non-function-specific editing can now also be used to change the structure identifiers together for different functions.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Platform User interface

The selected properties can now also be deleted again for all user-defined property configurations in the Configure properties dialog.

2.9 SP1
EPLAN Electric P8 Terminals

While copying and pasting terminals the displayed DT was hidden if a DT adoption was possible. This has been corrected.

2.9 Update1
EPLAN API Properties (API)

The new "LogonName" property is now available in the "UserInfo" class. The current users of the project can be read out by means of this property ("Project.CurrentUsers").

2.9 Update1
EPLAN Platform Browser window

The Chromium component "CefSharp" has been updated to the current version 79.1.350. 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 Update1
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

During the setting of a black background for the graphical editor, problems with the color display could occur when the background-dependent color 7 (white) was used for graphical elements. This has been corrected.

2.9 Update1
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

End covers for busbar supports with the "Protective cover" function definition can now be inserted again into the layout space as devices.

2.9 Update1
EPLAN Platform Macros

The handles of inserted macros were output as well for different exports (PDF exports, publishing, etc.) despite contrary settings. This has been corrected. In the context of this correction the standard setting of the layer for handles was changed. The Print check box is now deactivated as a default for the "EPLAN316" layer.

2.9 Update1
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

In projects with many bus ports with empty DT the checks run for bus ports (for example 004039, 004103, etc.) could take very long. To improve the performance for these check runs and during the PLC data export, bus ports with empty DT are now ignored during the search for associated bus ports. This way the determination of the network structures - that is required for check runs - becomes faster if there are many bus ports with empty DT.

2.9 Update1
EPLAN Platform Cross-references

Cross-reference of contacts takes contact / coil index into consideration

So that a cross-reference display of the contacts to the associated coils is also possible for complex devices (black boxes) with multiple coils, the behavior of the Contact / coil index property has been extended. Contacts with a contact / coil index reference the associated coil with the same contact / coil index and the same representation type since Version 2.9. This cross-reference display now also functions when the coils have no own displayed DT. If these requirements are not fulfilled, the cross-references to the respective main function continue to be displayed at the contacts.

2.9 Update1
EPLAN Platform Projects

If the Project properties dialog was opened for a write-protected project (for example a completed revision project) and the Structure tab was brought to the foreground, problems could occur during the opening of the editor dialogs for the project structure. This has been corrected.

2.9 Update1
EPLAN Electric P8 Terminals

If the Do not use main terminals property is activated for a terminal strip, the function templates were displayed additionally and the sequence of the terminals changed in the terminal strip navigator for the part placements of the terminals in Version 2.9. This has been corrected. If the Do not use main terminals property is now activated for a terminal strip, no function templates are displayed anymore for the part placements.

2.9 Update1
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views

The item labelings of hidden items were visible in a model view. This has been corrected.

2.9 Update1
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects The preview window in the property dialog of the placeholder objects now functions correctly again. 2.8 HF5
EPLAN Platform User interface

The import of workspaces has been optimized.

2.8 HF5
EPLAN Platform Block properties

Block properties that are based on the "Connection definition point" format element did not function anymore. This now works again.

2.8 HF5
EPLAN Platform Page navigator

External documents can now be opened again in the page navigator by double-clicking.

2.8 HF5
EPLAN Platform Labeling

The simultaneous execution of multiple scripts for outputting labeling data now functions.

2.8 HF5
EPLAN Platform Browser window

In connection with a specific license extension, problems occurred the browser window integrated in the platform for EPLAN Cogineer. This has been corrected.

2.8 HF5
EPLAN Platform Browser window

If in EPLAN Data Portal texts and / or part numbers were inserted from the clipboard into the input field of the search via the shortcut key [Switch] + [Ins] double entries were the result. This has been corrected.

2.8 HF5
EPLAN Pro Panel Labeling

During the output of the labeling of the "Summarized parts list" report type different results could occur for the mounting panel depending on the selection made. This has been corrected.

2.8 HF5
EPLAN Platform Browser window

The Chromium component "CefSharp" has been updated to the current version 79.1.350. This component is used for the representation of contents in the browser windows of the EPLAN platform (for example EPLAN Data Portal, EPLAN Cogineer, etc.).

2.8 HF5
EPLAN Platform Bill of materials navigator

During the export of bills of materials problems occurred under certain conditions. These have been corrected.

2.8 HF5
EPLAN Platform Actions

The "partslist" action can now be used again to export bills of materials if this action is stored as button in a toolbar.

2.8 HF5
EPLAN Platform User Interface

New Dockable Dialog for Editing Properties

The EPLAN Platform has been extended with a dockable property dialog for this version. The so called Property overview behaves like a navigator and can be docked at the EPLAN main window at different positions. To open this dialog select the menu items Edit > Property overview.

2.9
EPLAN Platform User Interface

Expanding All Trees in a Table At the Same Time

At various locations in the user interface several tree views are displayed under each other in a table column. You now have the new Expand all popup menu item available in the popup menu of the respective table cells, so that you can now expand all trees at the same time. The Collapse all popup menu item that is also new collapses all the trees in the table column at the same time so that only the respectively top hierarchy level is displayed.

2.9
EPLAN Platform User Interface

New Shortcut Keys

The following shortcut keys are now available in the user interface of the EPLAN platform by default:

2.9
EPLAN Platform User Interface

Tooltips with Project Values during Data Import

If differences between the values in the data source and the values in the project occur during the import of pre-planning, device, connection and wire harness data, these fields have a dark-gray background in the respective synchronization dialog (for example Synchronize pre-planning data). In order to recognize the difference between the data source and the project more easily, the current property values in the project are now displayed for such fields in the Tooltips.

2.9
EPLAN Platform User Interface

Popup Menu in Tables Extended with Multilingual Input

To access the Multilingual input popup menu item in the property tables of the property dialogs for a value, you previously had to click into the respective table cell to edit. Now this popup menu item is also available for selected cells in the Value column. The popup menu item is also active and selectable if it is a non-editable property.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Projects

Synchronization of Project Data

Not only the project pages and master data belong to a project but also project settings, report templates and other data such as layers, user-defined properties, property arrangements, etc. By means of a new synchronization dialog you can now specifically transfer the project settings and project data from a source project to another project. In the process these data are copied into the target project.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Projects

Updating the Project Databases

As part of miscellaneous extensions and optimizations, the project databases have been changed in Version 2.9. These modifications and optimizations make it possible to create new projects essentially with new project databases.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Projects

Changed Publishing of Projects

With the menu items Project > Publish only data for the EPLAN View App is exported. As of Version 2.9, projects for EPLAN Smart Wiring are exported via a separate menu item.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Pages

Changing the Page Description During the Copying of Pages

If you copy pages in a project or insert page macros in a project, you can use the familiar dialog Adapt structure to modify the structure identifiers and page numbers before inserting the pages. Now you can also change the page description for these actions.

2.9
EPLAN Platform PDF Export

New Markers for Jump Targets in the PDF

In an exported PDF document the jump targets after the jump are now marked by a red, blinking frame. Possible jump targets are for example devices on the schematic pages, generated device pages etc. If the Archiving format PDF/A check box is activated in the settings for the PDF export, no red markers are generated. In addition further improvements for the PDF Export were implemented, such as changed default settings.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Graphical Editor

Inserting and Outputting QR Code

A QR code consists of a square formation of black and white squares. Such a code is, for example, used for a coded representation of Internet addresses, phone numbers, WLAN access data, etc. The tedious typing out of this data is no longer required thanks to photographing of the code with mobile devices and its interpretation via app. In the graphical editor you have the possibility to generate a QR code by means of the new menu item Insert > Graphic > QR code from a text, Internet address or properties, and have it displayed on a project page.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Graphical Editor

Automatic Detection of Hyperlinks

If a hyperlink is entered as a value of a property, this property text is now automatically recognized as a hyperlink while being placed on a page in the graphical editor. This also functions if the text of this property is output in reports by means of a placeholder text. To be able to jump to the linked website, keep the [Ctrl] key pressed and click the hyperlink in the graphical editor. In an exported PDF such texts are also treated as hyperlinks.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Graphical Editor

Improved Properties and Formatting for Date and Time

To be able to display individual components for the date and time in a better way, a project property was corrected, another one added and the formatting possibilities for these properties improved.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Graphical Editor

Opening Cross-references in a New Window

In the graphical editor it is possible to jump from the displayed cross-references to the cross referenced counterpieces (interruption points, main functions / auxiliary functions, etc.). During this action you can now also open a new window in the graphical editor provided that the respective cross referenced object is located on another project page. The new window opens by clicking the displayed cross-reference while simultaneously pressing the shortcut key [Ctrl] + [Shift].

2.9
EPLAN Platform DXF / DWG Interface

AutoCAD Version for DXF / DWG Export

At the DXF / DWG export of pages AutoCAD versions that are not supported anymore have been removed in the settings. The two following entries are now available in the drop-down list of the Format version field:

2.9
EPLAN Platform Devices

Configuring Property Arrangements

A new configuration dialog is now available in the EPLAN platform for improved management and editing of the user-defined property arrangements for 3D part placements and components existing in a project.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Macros

Inserting Macros from Macro Navigator Using Drag & Drop

You can now insert the window and symbol macros of a macro project from the macro navigator to the open project pages of a different macro or schematic project or the same macro project using Drag & Drop.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Macros

Simpler Editing of Macro Directories in the Macro Navigator

The List view of the macro navigator has been extended to make it more easy to individually edit the macro names and directories of macros in macro projects. In addition to the Macro: File name property, the property Macro: Directory (ID 23015) is now also available. So that you can change the macro name independently of the macro directory, the property Macro: Name (ID 23009) has also been made editable for the list view.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Placeholder Objects

Changing Project Properties via Placeholder Objects

The project properties of a project can now also be changed via the placeholder objects. For this reason it is not only the page on which the placeholder object is located but also the project itself is an object that belongs to a placeholder object.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Placeholder Objects

Exchanging Symbols in Placeholder Objects via Value Sets

In placeholder objects it is now possible to exchange symbols via the selection of value sets. To this purpose the new property Symbol (ID 20575) is available to you in the Assignment tab for the property selection of functions. If a variable is entered for this property, you can - with a click - open the symbol selection in order to select a different symbol for a value set in the Values tab.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Placeholder Objects

New Settings for Usage in EPLAN Cogineer

In EPLAN Cogineer placeholder objects in the macros are used to vary the data during the generation of schematics or on the generated schematic pages. To control the behavior of placeholder objects in EPLAN Cogineer, the new Settings tab is now available in the property dialog of the placeholder objects.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Devices

Transferring Device Data from the Updated Parts into the Project

Parts and other master data are continuously updated and are, for example, made available via the EPLAN Data Portal. When in the past the data of the parts stored in the project changed in the parts management, these data were not transfered to the main functions during a parts data synchronization. We have now changed the behavior during the parts synchronization (and similar functionalities) so that the newest information is also transfered to the project. If the parts in the project are older than in the parts database, now not only the newer parts are stored in the project but also the newer device data is transfered to the main functions that these parts use.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Project Data Navigators

New Tabular List View for Navigators

For Version 2.8 the list view of the macro navigator was already converted into a table with cells that can in part be edited. For the current version this modification has also been realized for the following navigators:

2.9
EPLAN Platform Project Data Navigators

Tooltips for Icons in the Navigators

If you position the cursor on an icon in the tree views of the project data navigators, a short information text (tooltip) about this icon is then displayed. If icons are combined (for example for a placed multi-line main function), a separate tooltip is displayed for each icon. No additional information is displayed for icons in other tree views (for example in the project management, in the part master data navigator, etc.).

2.9
EPLAN Platform Functions

Keeping Connection Point Logic when Changing the Function Definition

You edit the logic model of the function in the Connection point logic dialog. In the past if user-defined modifications were made for one or more connection points here, the settings were removed again as soon as another function definition was selected in the Symbol / function data tab. So that you can prevent this in the future, you have the new Keep connection point logic of the function check box in the Function definitions dialog. If this check box is activated, the connection point logic of the function is not changed when another function definition is selected. This way user-defined modifications in the Connection point logic dialog remain.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Connections

Presetting for Parts at Electrical Connections

You carry out project-wide presettings for the properties of electrical connections in the Electrical engineering tab of the project settings for connections. You can now assign a default value for the part to all individual electrical connections via the Part number field. (Menu path: Options > Settings > Projects > "Project name" > Connections > Properties.)

2.9
EPLAN Platform Connections

Considering Connection Properties when Exchanging Source and Target

By activating the Exchange source and target (ID 31013) property you could previously only reverse the direction of the connection for individual connections (meaning exchange the source and target). You can now exchange source and target including source- and target-dependent connection properties at selected connections.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Connections

Extended Settings for the Connection Numbering

In the settings of the connection numbering you can specify which connections are to be numbered, how often the connection designations should be placed, and how the connection designations should be formatted. Save these settings in a scheme. A menu path to these settings is: Options > Settings > Projects > "Project name" > Connections > Connection numbering. You have the following extended possibilities when specifying the format for the connection designations:
- Using page properties for the connection numbering
- Suppressing the first counter.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Connections

Deleting Connection Definition Points Without Connections

When compressing projects you can now delete connection definition points that have no connections assigned. Such connection definition points can for example occur while copying and pasting schematic sections.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Layers

Extensions in Layer Management

The layer management has been restructured for this version into a dockable dialog. All modifications in the new layer management dialog are saved automatically. In addition the layer management has been extended with new functions such as the finding of layers and the changing of the layer allocation.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Layers

Translation of the Layer Description of User-Defined Layers

Layers have a layer description from which the hierarchical structure of the tree view is generated in the Layer management - <Project name> dialog. Previously the layer description was not considered for the translation. Now you have the possibility to also translate the descriptions of the user-defined layers during the translation of the project.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Layers

Improved Detection of User-Defined Layers

The "501005" check message from the 501 "part master data" message class has been revised. This allows user-defined layers in macros that were stored at parts to be found more easily. As a consequence significantly more check messages are now generated for user-defined layers than before the revision.

2.9
EPLAN Platform User-Defined Properties

Extensions for User-Defined Properties

Analogous to the user-defined properties in the project, configurable, user-defined properties are now also available in the parts management. In the context of this new feature the configuration of the user-defined properties has been extended. This applies for both the user-defined properties in the project as well as for the user-defined properties in parts management.

2.9
EPLAN Platform User-Defined Properties

New Setting for New User-defined Properties from Macros

Previously new user-defined properties, that were for example inserted into the project by inserting and copying macros, automatically had the Do not use anymore setting assigned to them. These properties were then not visible at the assigned objects and were deleted when the project was compressed again. In the new version you can now decide whether the new user-defined properties are used in the current project or not.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Settings

Extended Settings for Internet Connections

There are different program components in the EPLAN Platform that establish a connection to the Internet by means of a browser window (for example EPLAN Data Portal, EPLAN Download Manager, etc.). In the settings for the Internet connections you can now delete the browsing data and specify that the proxy settings of the operating system are used.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Reports

Breaking Down Assemblies and Modules in the Enclosure Legends

Before outputting enclosure legends you can now specify in the settings that the assemblies and modules in the enclosure are to be broken down in their individual parts.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Automated Processing

Automated Processing of Write-Protected Projects

Automated processing was previously not possible for a write-protected project. With the new version it is now possible to carry out the following actions for write-protected projects during automated processing:

2.9
EPLAN Platform Revision Control

New Project Property for the Display of the Highest Revision Index

If you use the revision control with change tracking, you assign a revision index when completing pages or layout spaces. This revision index is saved at the respective page / layout space in the property Revision index (change tracking) (ID 11071). You can now print the highest revision index in a project by using the new project property Highest revision index (change tracking) (ID 10098).

2.9
EPLAN Platform Parts Management

Updating the Parts Database

If you work with several EPLAN versions (e.g., when switching to version 2.9) and have in version 2.9 an "older" parts database, you will be prompted upon opening parts management to update the parts database.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Parts Management

Extensions in eCl@ss Import

Since Version 2.6 the EPLAN platform supports the importing of parts data into the parts management in accordance with the eCl@ss Version 9.0. With EPLAN 2.9 the eCl@ss Version 10.0.1 is now also supported. The XML-based format "BMEcat" is used for the import for both versions.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Translation

Detection of Decimal Numbers during Translation

For the translation of texts that only differentiate in numerical values, you can enter the keywords with placeholders into the dictionary (for example Voltage %0V). So far the %0 placeholder only stood for any number (for example 12 or 240 etc.). Now such a placeholder can also stand for numbers that, for example, contain a comma, a point, a slash or a preceding sign (for example 12; 2,5; +-2.5; 3/4 etc.).

2.9
EPLAN Platform Translation

Detection of Multilingual Fields

A multilingual input is possible for many properties and entry fields in the project or parts management. Such multilingual texts can be translated automatically or manually. Fields for which a multilingual input is possible are now marked by default by a preceding icon in the user interface.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Translation

Improvements when Translating with Manual Selection for Terms with Multiple Meanings

If the Manual selection for terms with multiple meanings setting is activated in the project settings or in the user settings for the translation, a selection dialog is displayed for words that are stored multiple times with different meanings in the dictionary. With the [Cancel] button in this dialog you could previously only cancel the translation of the current text. Now the complete translation process is canceled when this button is used. To only cancel the translation of the current text, the new [Skip] button is available in the dialog.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Translation

Correcting Language-neutral Texts in the Parts Management

In the user settings for the translation you specify in the Settings: Parts management dialog which multilingual fields are to be translated in the parts management. You now have the option to convert texts that are excluded from the translation, but for which a translation text was accidentally entered, back into language-neutral texts. This way the texts are still displayed when the source language is changed. To this purpose the [Correction] button, known from the project settings has been integrated in the user settings for the translation. A menu path to this setting is: Options > Settings > User > Translation > Parts management.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Translation

Improvement when Entering Texts not to be Translated

If you use the EPLAN rights management, you can specify that certain user groups can only enter texts that already exist in the dictionary. This setting previously only applied for all multilingual texts irrespective of whether they are translated or not. Texts that are not translated can now be entered independently of the rights management.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Translation

Extended Language Selection for One Language Variable Texts

In the project-specific translation settings you specify the displayed language for translated project texts to which you have assigned the property "One language (variable)" in the One language (variable) field. In the drop-down list of this field new entries are now available for the displayed language, such as "Displayed language 1", "Displayed language 2", etc. (The menu path for the corresponding settings dialog is Options > Settings > Projects > "Project name" > Translation > General.)

2.9
EPLAN Platform Block Properties

Extended Language Selection In The Block Properties

When formatting the properties in the Format: Block property dialog you can specify the language in which the texts of the property are displayed by means of the Language drop-down list. In this list new entries are also available for the displayed language, such as "Displayed language 1", "Displayed language 2", etc.

2.9
EPLAN Platform

Further Optimizations for the EPLAN Platform and Its Products

The following further optimizations for the EPLAN Platform and its products have been realized in the current version:

2.9
EPLAN Electric P8 Terminals

Page-based Numbering of Terminals / Pins as an Alternative to Orientation of Plot Frame

When numbering terminals or pins you have the possibility to specify the desired sequence for the numbering in the Sequence field. A menu path is: Project data > Terminal strips > Number terminals. A page-based numbering of terminals / pin could only be carried out according to the reporting direction of the plot frame - via the "Page-based" setting. For example projects according to the IEC standard are numbered by column, whereas projects according to the NFPA standard are numbered by row. With the new "Page-based (as an alternative to orientation of plot frame)" setting option, you can specify that the terminals / pins are numbered by page, with the sequence being alternative to the reporting direction of the plot frame. For example projects according to the IEC standard are numbered by row and projects according to the NFPA standard are numbered by column.

2.9
EPLAN Electric P8 Terminals

Improvements for Distributed Terminals

The following improvements for distributed terminals have been realized for this version:
- Specific logic transfer for distributed terminals
- Error checks 007020 and 007023 take distributed terminals into consideration
- Displaying the placement of connection points.

2.9
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Improvements in the Dialogs for the PLC Data Exchange

The PLC data edited in EPLAN can be exchanged with the PLC configuration programs of various manufacturers. To do so select the desired PLC configuration program and file format when exporting PLC data. This selection has now been structured more clearly.

2.9
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Extensions for the PLC Data Exchange in the AutomationML Format

The following extensions for the PLC data exchange in the AutomationML format were realized for this version:
Support of the PLC configuration programs Rockwell Automation Studio 5000 and Siemens TIA Selection Tool
- Export of device-specific configuration values
- Support of the current AutomationML version 1.1.0.
Improvements have also been made for the PLC data import. With the result that the PLC data exchange is now more stable.

2.9
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Multi-line Representation of Network Structures

In the past bus systems and bus ports had to be in single-line representation so that the network structures were included during the PLC data exchange. The multi-line representation is now also supported for the PLC data exchange in the AutomationML format. The network structure to be replaced is determined from the single-line and multi-line bus ports connected to each other. For all other formats only the single-line representation is taken into consideration.

2.9
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Preventing a Search for the Channel Designation and Plug Designation

The channel designation and the plug designation can be manually entered or automatically assigned at the PLC connection points. During automatic assignment the corresponding values are determined from the graphical arrangement of the PLC connection points. If an automatic assignment of a channel designation and / or plug designation is not desired for certain PLC connection points, you can prevent this by using the new properties Channel designation (automatic): Suppress search (ID 20578) and Plug designation (automatic): Suppress search (ID 20579).

2.9
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Association of Functions to Drives

Drive systems consist of different components such as motors, converters, sensors etc. Such components belonging to a drive can now be grouped in EPLAN. To this purpose the new, indexed property Drive [1-10] (ID 20576) is available at the functions in the schematic. With this property up to ten drives can be assigned to a function.

2.9
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Displaying States of PLC Cards and Exchanging with PLC Configuration Programs

There are PLC cards that can display states. This way states such as the operating status, error statuses etc. can be signaled, for example, through built-in LEDs. Such a state can be sampled. You can now predefine such states as free symbolic addresses without assignment to a channel or PLC connection point in the assignment list. The free symbolic addresses are exported and imported during the PLC data exchange. After an import you can use the free symbolic addresses in EPLAN.

2.9
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Exporting the Address Space Assignment

In the Addresses / assignment lists dialog (menu item Project data > PLC > Addresses / assignment lists), all inputs and outputs for the PLC controllers in the project are managed. With the new menu item Export address space assignment below the [Extras] button you can now export the address space assignment of a CPU as a list into a file. To do this the address range must be specified on the PLC cards by specifying a start address and the associated data length.

2.9
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Grouping Symbolic Addresses

The new Symbolic address: Group (ID 20610) property is available for PLC connection points. With this property you can group areas of symbolic addresses in the assignment list, for example inputs, outputs, safety addresses, etc. To this purpose, this property can be shown as a column in the assignment list (menu items Project data > PLC Addresses / assignment lists) and entered as a freely selectable designation.

2.9
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Simplification for Bus Ports

With Version 2.9 only bus ports with the function definitions "Network / bus cable connection point, general" and "Network / bus cable connection point, switch connection" are stille used. The other function definitions for bus ports are still supported for reasons of compatibility but cannot be inserted into projects anymore.

2.9
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Improvements in the Property Dialog for Bus Ports

In the property dialog of bus ports you specify the properties that a bus port has within a bus system in the Bus data tab. This tab has been structured more clearly and various improvements have been realized.
- Input fields for the logical network moved to the property table
- Display of additional information about the bus system
- Automatic acceptance of the configuration project from the PLC box.

2.9
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Completion of the PLC Data Moved Into Project Correction

Below the menu items Project data > PLC > Complete data you previously had multiple actions available to synchronize PLC data and prepare a project for the PLC data exchange. This menu item has been removed. Instead the actions are available to you in the project correction in the new version. Correspondingly the PLC data are now always completed for the entire project.

2.9
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Extensions for PLC Subdevices

Specific PLC devices consist of multiple integrated modules, that each have their own address ranges and start addresses. Such integrated modules within a PLC device can be displayed in EPLAN with PLC subdevices. To this purpose up to twelve PLC subdevices are available. The management of PLC subdevices has been extended for this version. This way you can also replace PLC subdevices that are managed in the PLC configuration program as independent devices. Apart from I/O connection points you can now also assign bus ports to a PLC subdevice.

2.9
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

Improvements in the Dialog for Editing the Rack

In the Edit rack dialog, you define the sequence of the PLC cards on a rack. This dialog has been extended with the possibility to edit the PLC card name as well as automatically assign the values for the property Position (slot / module). The PLC cards are positioned on the rack on the basis of this property.

2.9
EPLAN Electric P8 Topology

Detailed Setting Options for the Routing Track

In the Topology: Routing track property those topology routing paths are listed that run through a connection routed in the routing path network or a routed cable. Detailed setting options are now available for the routing track:

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Parts Management

Mechanical Modules for the 3D Mounting Layout

In the parts management it is now also possible to create modules for the parts from the mechanics field. After you have marked the "Mechanics" generic product group, this is done as usual by using the menu items New > Module. In contrast to other modules, mechanical modules may only contain parts and no other assemblies or modules.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Parts Management

Assigning Outlines via the "Graphical macro" Field

In the parts management, outlines of the "Outline extrusion" type can now also be entered on the Mounting data tab in the Graphical macro field. The subsequent dialog for the file selection has been extended with the file type "Outline extrusion" (*.fc2). An outline stored in the Graphical macro field is preferably used in contrast to an outline drawing in the Technical data tab.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D Mounting Layout

Grouping 3D Objects in the Layout Space

If you want to edit multiple 3D objects together in a layout space (duplicate, copy, move, cut, delete) you can now, after marking, combine these 3D objects to a group with the menu items Edit > Other > Group. You can subsequently undo the grouping again with Edit > Other > Ungroup.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D Mounting Layout

Modifying the Size of Locked Areas, Wiring Cut-outs and Routing Ranges

Previously size modifications for restricted drilling areas, restricted placing areas, wiring cut-outs and routing ranges were only possibly by deleting and re-placement. Now the size can be modified in at the placed objects as follows:

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D Mounting Layout

Changing the 3D Viewpoint of the Layout Space by Means of Shortcut Keys

You can now also use shortcut keys to change the 3D viewpoint. As a default the following shortcut keys are available for the menu items below the menu path View > 3D viewpoint:

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D Mounting Layout

New Connection Categories for Connection Point Patterns

In the Settings: Connection category dialog you determine the connection categories which are offered and used as defaults when managing connection point patterns in parts management. New pre-defined connection categories in accordance with the eCl@ss classification are now available in this dialog. We recommend only using the new connection categories for the creation of new connection point patterns.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D Mounting Layout

Standardized and Simplified Inserting and Editing of Mounting Aids

The following points have been improved for the inserting and editing of mounting aids:

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Routing Connections

Automatically Generated Wiring Cut-outs for Wiring Combs

The wiring combs used in wiring systems are realized in EPLAN as a user-defined rail on the basis of an extrusion outline. To be able to route the routing connections through the wiring comb after inserting such an outline in the layout space, it was previously necessary to manually place a wiring cut-out on the wiring comb. When inserting a wiring comb, a wiring cut-out is now automatically inserted as well.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Views

Display model view with black item edges

The new property Model view: Display item edges in black (ID 36526) is available in the property table in the View tab of the Model view dialog. If the check box of this property is activated, the visible edges of the items are not displayed in the color that is specified for the item in the layout space but consistently in black. This setting does not apply for the styles "Shading" and "Shading / Simplified representation" as well as for texts and dimensionings.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Views

Generating Pages with Views Using "Generate project reports"

When a project is reported via the menu items Utilities > Reports > Generate project reports, pages with views are now also generated (model view, 2D drilling view and / or copper unfold), if the respective report templates with page macros are available in the dialogs for the management of the views. All views that have already been generated are also updated.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Master Data for EPLAN Pro Panel

Changing the Hierarchy Structure in a Layout Space Navigator per Drag & Drop

During the creation of master data in a macro project it is now possible to change the hierarchy structure of the items in the layout space navigator per Drag & Drop. This is especially relevant for enclosures and the enclosure components belonging to the standard scope of delivery. This way, for example, an enclosure door in the item hierarchy can not be assigned to the enclosure anymore but to the "Frame profile vertical right front".

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing data Rittal - Wire Terminal WT

New Interface for the Manufacturing Data Export to "Rittal - Wire Terminal WT"

For the export of manufacturing data there is now an interface for the wire fabrication fully automatic machine Rittal - Wire Terminal WT. To this purpose the menu item Rittal - Wire Terminal WT is now available below the menu path Utilities > Manufacturing data > Wire fabrication. After selecting the menu item you move into the export dialog where you can carry out settings for the export of the wire fabrication data and save them as a scheme.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing data NC DXF / Copper DXF

AutoCAD Version for DXF Export

For the NC DXF and copper DXF export of manufacturing data for machining old AutoCAD versions that are no longer supported have been removed in the settings. The following versions are now available in the drop-down list for the format selection in the AutoCAD version field:

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing data EPLAN Smart Wiring

New Menu Item for the Manufacturing Data Export

The new separate, menu item EPLAN Smart Wiring is now available in the Utilities > Manufacturing data menu item for the export of projects for EPLAN Smart Wiring in the EPLAN Platform. The dialog that then opens only contains the relevant setting options for the name and the output directory of the EPDZ file.

2.9
EPLAN Preplanning Graphical Editor

Popup Menu Item for the Properties of the Assigned Segment

For functions in the schematic or for the piping definition points in the P&I diagram that are assigned to a segment in the pre-planning, the new popup menu item Properties (pre-planning) is available in the popup menu of the Graphical editor. The property dialog of the assigned segment is opened by means of this menu item.

2.9
EPLAN Preplanning Cross-references

Cross-references between Graphical Pre-planning / P&I Diagrams and Pre-planning Reports

Previously no cross-references to the reports of the pre-planning could be displayed for the placed segments in the graphical pre-planning or placed PCT loops in the P&I diagram. With the new version the cross-reference settings have been extended in such a way that cross-references between a segment placed on the respective logic page and the reports of this segment on the report pages are possible.

2.9
EPLAN Preplanning Connection Planning Objects

Exchanging Source and Target for Connection Planning Objects

With the new menu item Exchange source and target below the menu Project data > Connections you now have the possibility to exchange the source and target of connection planning objects. To do this the respective segments have to be selected in the pre-planning navigator.

2.9
EPLAN Preplanning Connection Planning Objects

Display of Links to Connection Planning Objects and Other Objects in the Pre-planning Navigator

The pre-planning dependencies between the different segments are made visible by means of links. In order to detect whether segments are entered as source and target segments for cable and piping planning objects in the pre-planning navigator, you can have the links to the connection planning objects displayed by means of the new Tree view dialog.

2.9
EPLAN Preplanning Pre-planning Navigator

Updating Data of Placeholder Objects at Segments

If you have changed the data of placeholder objects in macros that are stored at planning objects or PCT loops in the Macro tab, you previously had to individually open each segment with this assigned macro and update the data. The new popup menu item Update placeholder data is now available in the pre-planning navigator so that this update can also be performed simultaneously for several segments.

2.9
EPLAN Preplanning Pre-planning Navigator

Assigning Segments to the 3D Part Placement in the Layout Space

From the pre-planning navigator, the segments from the pre-planning can now be assigned to 3D part placements in the layout space via the popup menu item Assign.

2.9
EPLAN Preplanning P&I diagrams

Extending Existing Pre-planning by Graphical Views and P&I Diagrams

So that you now extend an existing pre-planning with graphical views or P&I diagrams, you now have the option at all segments to store a window macro with graphical pre-planning or P&I diagram sections.

2.9
EPLAN Preplanning P&I diagrams

Coloring Components and Pipings in the P&I Diagram

In order to recognize in the P&I diagram which containers, PCT loops, pipings etc. are linked with segments in the pre-planning you can color these components and objects in the P&I diagram. To do so, select the new property Color for P&I diagram (ID 44086) in the pre-planning navigator in the property dialog and specify the desired color.

2.9
EPLAN Preplanning P&I diagrams

Improvements When Sorting Into the Existing Structure

When inserting macros or copies into a P&I diagram you can use the Select structure dialog to integrate PCT loops, PCT loop functions, planning objects etc. that are contained in the macro / copy into the existing structure of the pre-planning. In the current version the selection in this dialog has been simplified and improved at several points:

2.9
EPLAN Preplanning Pipings in the pre-planning

Connection Cross-section / Diameter for Piping Planning Objects

Analog to the piping definition points the property Connection: Cross-section / diameter (ID 44085) is now also available for the piping planning objects.

2.9
EPLAN Preplanning Pipings in the pre-planning

Permanently Showing the Flow Direction of the Piping Route

The specified pipings in the P&I diagram can already be temporarily highlighted in color by using the menu item Piping route. This also displays the flow direction. In the new version you now also have the possibility to permanently show the flow directions of the pipings and print them. Two new special symbols are available (AR1 // 302, AR2 // 303) in the symbol library SPECIAL to this purpose.

2.9
EPLAN Preplanning Pipings in the pre-planning

Piping Interruptions for the P&I Diagram

Pipings are displayed with interruptions in the P&I diagram in accordance with the standard DIN 28000-4:2014-07 if the piping course overlaps with another symbol (for example container) or another piping. To insert such interruptions in the P&I diagram, the PBR connection symbol is now available in the SPECIAL symbol library.

2.9
EPLAN Preplanning Building Automation

No Display of the Value "0" in the Automation Scheme

For the graphical display of automation schemes for the building automation, property arrangements are used to display the number of used or required PLC inputs / outputs per PCT loop by path or by column. The value "0" is not displayed in the case of a norm-compliant display. To do this, the new display property Zero as blank is available in the Display tab of the property dialog.

2.9
EPLAN Fluid PLC

PLC Functions for the Fluid Power

EPLAN Fluid makes new function definitions such as "PLC box (fluid)" or "PLC connection point (fluid)" available with which you can realize PLC items of the fluid power.

2.9
EPLAN API

New Features in the "EPLAN API Extension" Extension Module

A unified, and especially high-performance, programming interface (API, Application Programming Interface) is available for EPLAN platform products. This extension module – the EPLAN API – allows you to develop your own customized solutions in collaboration with EPLAN or other partners. For more information about EPLAN API and EADN, visit the EPLAN web pages under the heading "Solutions > Integration > EPLAN Application Developer Network". The following section provides information on the various new features of EPLAN API. You require the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 to use the new EPLAN APIversion to develop your own applications.

2.9
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.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Master Data

Master Data: Forms

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

2.9
EPLAN Platform Master Data

Master Data: Schemes

This section provides information about the most important modifications for the schemes.

2.9
EPLAN Electric P8 Terminals

The sequence of the terminal strips in structure boxes is no longer changed when macros are updated.

2.9
EPLAN API Properties (API)

When assigning a symbol variant via the "SymbolVariant" property, a changed connection point logic is now retained.

2.9
EPLAN API Actions (API)

It is no longer necessary to lock the entire project in order to update a model view via the "reports" action by means of the "/TYPE:UPDATEMODELVIEWPAGES" parameter.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Messages

The 022027 check run now only checks visible properties. So called "alternative" properties that by default are not visible in the property dialog and that are used for rotated connection point designations are not checked anymore.

2.9
EPLAN Electric P8 Reports

The terminal-connection diagram is now uniformly evaluated both when updating as well as when generating again.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

Moving contact images with embedded forms via the Move property texts popup menu item now functions correctly.

2.9
EPLAN Platform User interface

For structure boxes the same properties are now available for a selection on the project pages of the "Panel layout" type in the Display tab as for the other page types.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Reports

When outputting a summarized parts list, not all the associated external documents were displayed for the listed parts. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Print

There was a problem with texts in white while printing in black and white. This now works correctly.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Device concept

When a value set is assigned in a macro, a displayed DT was entered at a pin instead of a DT adoption from the left. The expected adoption of a DT now takes place in this case.

2.9
EPLAN Platform User-defined properties

If user-defined properties that are set to "Do not use anymore" are still used in forms and other master data, these forms etc. are now also displayed in the search results list.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Device concept

When inserting devices, function templates for part placements are now added, even if there is already a main function.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Help system

When you press [F1] in the Customize dialog, the help with the corresponding help topic is now opened again.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Connections

The performance when updating and routing connections in projects with identifying product aspects has been improved.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Settings

When entering the project server address in the settings for the Internet connections, the entry is checked and an error message is output in case of a wrong format.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects

In the Select value set dialog, the entries in the Value set drop-down list are now displayed in the correct alphanumeric sequence.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

Terminals are now fully placed (meaning including all stored parts) if the entire terminal strip was placed in the layout space.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Pages

When copying pages there was a problem during the change of structures in the Edit structures dialog. The changing of structures now functions correctly.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

The placement of mounting points on mounting surfaces has been improved.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Connections

Differences between the connection numbering in the tree and the list occurred in the connections navigator. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Connections

During a device selection for pipes, hoses or conduits / lines, the connections are now assigned in the same way as the cables. This allows the connection color / number of the selected device (part) to be applied.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Devices

The DT adoption for the activated plot frame property "DT adoption: Only from boxes" now functions correctly again.

2.9
EPLAN API Methods (API)

The "GetStorableObjects" method from the "DMObjectsFinder" class now also supplies objects of the "Connection" type.

2.9
EPLAN Electric P8 Cables

During the automatic generation of cables via the Project data > Cables > Generate cables automatically menu items, there are different results depending on the selection (project or pages). This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

If the engraving text of devices was edited during the activation of the options Properties (global) and Direct editing, an error message occurred despite the application of the change. This is not the case anymore.

2.9
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

If the symbolic address is entered in the "Properties (global)" processing mode at a PLC connection point, it is now transferred to all other representation types of the PLC connection point.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Reports

The generation of a table of contents with the next form results in the output of an empty row. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

The synchronization between the autoconnecting line of an individual connection in the graphical editor and the wire harness navigator does not function anymore.

2.9
EPLAN Electric P8 Cables

When inserting devices, shields with an empty DT are detected and receive the same DT as the cable. This now also functions when a standard cable is determined in the project settings and the cable connections are therefore assigned automatically.

2.9
EPLAN Platform User interface

The display of workspaces with windows that consist of vertically docked navigators has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel PDF export

During the PDF export of a model view for characters in a special font, Chinese characters were then output in the PDF file. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Electric P8 Connection numbering

During the connection numbering with the Overwrite terminal designations setting, the terminal designations were only overwritten with the connection designations if the terminals already had a terminal designation beforehand. The connection designations are now also transferred to terminals without terminal designations.

2.9
EPLAN API Actions (API)

If the "print" action was called up with the "PAGES" value without a page name or page filter being specified, no output took place. All pages are now printed in such a case.

2.9
EPLAN Platform User-defined properties

If values with line breaks were entered for user-defined properties during the entry in the Default values selection list field, these values could not be used later on. This now works.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Macros

During the file selection in the Macro boxes tab you can now select the *.ema or *.ems file types in the property dialog of the macro box.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Subprojects

The outsourcing and storing of layout spaces with model views as subprojects now functions.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Macros

If the insertion points of macros were located on the lines of other macro boxes, the macros behaved the same as nested macros. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Electric P8 Terminals

Non-placed terminals with stored parts could not be placed as part macros from the terminal strip navigator if a generated terminal strip definition was additionally available. This now works.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Parts management

The copying and pasting from the Accessories tab of the parts management to MS Excel now works again.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Reports

In a device connection diagram that was generated through manual placement, the connection graphic was faulty for some connection points. A distance calculation for the vertical display of the connection points has been added for the correct display.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Settings

An empty space at the beginning or the end of the user name is now ignored during the entry of a user name for the EPLAN Data Portal in the Setting: Data Portal dialog.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Automatic interpretation

After an automatic interpretation the mounting points were located at the wrong position. The automatic interpretation has been adapted correspondingly.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Parts management

During Assign function templates in the parts management problems occurred if connection definition points were contained in the stored macros. This has now been solved.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Subprojects

When filing off subprojects, user-defined property arrangements are now also copied into the subproject.

2.9
EPLAN Preplanning Creation of the detail planning

During the placement of page macros from the pre-planning navigator the page names of the generated pages are assigned in the way they are saved in the page macro. If the pages already exist in the page navigator, the pages are numbered.

2.9
EPLAN Preplanning Creation of the detail planning

When placing macros from the pre-planning navigator no main functions arose even though this was stored in the page macro. This has now been solved.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Reports

Drill holes are now also correctly evaluated in the 2D drilling view when the item was placed with an "Offset Z" or the placement area of the macro has an offset.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Revision control

During the property comparison of projects with the Alternative identification setting, no additional connection definition points are now generated anymore.

2.9
EPLAN Preplanning Creation of the detail planning

If a change of the macro took place for the placed macro of a planning object by selecting a different value set, the new macro was displayed in the Macro tab of the planning object, but not the associated value sets. Now value sets are displayed here as well.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Help system

When calling up the help via [F1] the help did not open under certain conditions. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

If an alignment box was activated for the cross-reference display of interruption points, the jump function was not available for all displayed cross-references. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

The Manage graphical editors project-specifically setting now works again.

2.9
EPLAN Platform User interface

During the device selection, the performance for the selection of properties in the dialog Configure representation has been improved.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Page navigator

If several projects were opened in the page navigator, a switching of projects could result in the values of a project that was first opened being available during the configuration of the filter (for example the structure identifiers for the mounting location). Now only the values of the selected project are offered during the configuration of the filter.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Projects

When copying projects with an activated option Only header data, the layer information is now copied unchanged into the target project.

2.9
EPLAN View Settings

Settings for the proxy server are now also available in EPLAN View (Menu path: Options > Settings > User > Management > Internet connections).

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Placeholder objects

Values can now also be assigned to the properties of a layout space via placeholder objects at 3D part placements.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Bill of materials navigator

During a multiple selection of devices in the bill of materials navigator, a part selection resulted in the entry "<<...>>" in the Number of units / quantity column being replaced with a concrete value. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Platform User interface

The translated name of an executed check run scheme is now also displayed in the Test scheme column of the Status tab of the project properties.

2.9
EPLAN Platform PDF export

During the PDF export of pages with graphical elements that are summarized in a block, the text size in the PDF now corresponds to the text size in EPLAN.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects

The performance during editing of placeholder objects with many value sets has been improved.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects

During the deletion of value set names in the property dialog of the placeholder objects a query is now opened in which only a limited number of the value sets to be removed is displayed.

2.9
EPLAN API Properties (API)

The "Location" property now also functions for the "Arc" class.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Cross-references

If the Display full structure identifier in cross-reference setting is activated, the respective preceding sign is now also displayed for "empty" structures for interruption point cross-references.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Parts management

In the past the creation and modification data were only modified for parts when copying and pasting in the parts management. Now the properties such as creator, modification date are also adjusted during copying and pasting for all other record types (accessory list, drilling patterns, etc.).

2.9
EPLAN Platform Parts management

The display has been improved for switching between the tabs of different parts from different product groups.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

The placement of terminals with accessories resulted in an incorrect display in the 3D mounting layout navigator. This has now been solved.

2.9
EPLAN API Methods (API)

The "Update" method from the "ViewPlacement" class now also functions when a selection scheme is used.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Reports

In the case of items with the "Part placement, wire harness" function definition no drill holes could be output for the 2D drilling view or for the NC export. This now works.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Parts management

The input in a cell of the column DT ID (previously Module ID) in the Module tab of the parts management is limited to 16 characters. In the past if too many characters were entered for the part of a module, the entire entry was not saved. If such a case occurs now, the entered text is shortened and you receive a system message to this effect.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel DXF / DWG interface

The DXF / DWG import has been optimized with regard to polylines.

2.9
EPLAN Electric P8 Labeling

PLC connection points that occur in different representation types in the project are now correctly output during the output of labeling data in which the representation type is used as the filter.

2.9
EPLAN Platform PDF export

After a PDF export, the jumps in the generated PDF file did not always result in the right spot. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Reports

The Connection color / number property is now correctly output for all terminal connections during the output of terminal diagrams.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Routing connections

During the routing of connections between items that are not placed on mounting surfaces, no values were entered in the "Routing direction source" property. In such a case the routing direction is now determined automatically via the location of the item.

2.9
EPLAN Electric P8 Terminals

When distributed terminals are used without connection point designations, an incorrect sequence of the distributed terminals arose. This has been solved. The distributed terminals cross-reference has been modified and references either the main terminal, or if no main terminal exists, the distributed terminal with the smallest connection point designation that is not empty.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Dimensioning

Accuracy problems during the display of drill holes in a drilling view resulted in radius dimensions not being possible under certain conditions. This now works.

2.9
EPLAN Electric P8 Translation

When translating project texts and during the export of the missing-word list, case sensitivity is now considered first during the search for a fitting keyword in the dictionary. Only if nothing has been found, does the search continue. This happens irrespectively of whether the Match case project setting is activated. The search therefore now delivers the same results for Access databases and SQL databases.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Settings

It is now possible again to create shortcut keys for external integrated programs in the user settings (menu path: Options > Settings > User > Management > Shortcut keys).

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views

If in the model view the property arrangement for an enclosure is applied from the layout space, the property texts are now positioned correctly.

2.9
EPLAN Preplanning Planning objects

When numbering PCT loops, the symbolic addresses of planning objects were not correctly updated. Therefore different values were partially displayed in the pre-planning navigator and in the property dialog. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Messages

If you edit a filter scheme for a check run in the Settings: Messages and checks dialog, these changed settings are now transfered to all check runs that use the same filter scheme.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Placement of enclosures

Compact enclosures can now be correctly placed as accessories.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Translation

Buttons for the Full-text filter field can now also be used in the Edit words or Select words tab of the Dictionary dialog if the user does not have the "Edit dictionary" right.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

The locked areas of the old enclosure and the support of the old mounting panel were also transferred during the "Exchange parts" for an enclosure. This is not the case anymore.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Connections

When updating connections it was possible that superfluous connections remained in the project and could only be removed in the extended mode via the reorganization of projects. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN API Properties (API)

The "isPrinted" property from the "GraphicalLayer" class can now also be set in EPLAN API offline programs.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

A busbar system could not be placed because of missing mounting aids. This now works.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Messages

The 0026015 check run now also ignores mounting rails that are not placed directly on a busbar adapter but rather on a profile level.

2.9
EPLAN Platform User interface

Modifications at user-defined toolbars were not applied when the toolbar was stored in a workspace. This now works.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

During the placement on a mounting grid, devices were placed rotated by 180°. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Preplanning Placeholder objects

In the Values tab of the placeholder objects it is now possible again to select macros and segment templates for planning objects by means of a selection dialog.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Data backup

During the initial backup of a project, the method specified in the default settings is now applied as well. EPLAN notes these settings for each project and offers them again during later backups

2.9
EPLAN Platform Project data navigators

If you switched between the list and tree views while editing several projects in the navigators, this could result in the selected project not being used in the dialog subsequently opened (for example the dialog Reports). This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Platform User interface

If the window size of navigators was reduced, this size was not applied when a workspace was saved. This now works.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Routing connections

When routing connections by means of the Entry point into routing path network functionality via curves, routing connections with a 90° angle resulted. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN API Actions (API)

The "XAfActionSettingProject" action now also functions again for project settings with multi-language input possibilities.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Device concept

When placing was carried out from the device navigator, an associated part placement was first placed instead of the marked main function. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Platform User interface

The toolbars predefined by EPLAN can now be adjusted again without the menu items changing in the menu bar.

2.9
EPLAN Platform DXF / DWG Interface

During the DXF / DWG import the ellipses summarized in the blocks are now imported again.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Macros

When inserting page macros with drag & drop, the entries for the target in the Adapt structure dialog are now applied again from the position in the tree of the page navigator, where the copied pages can be inserted.

2.9
EPLAN Electric P8 Topology

The performance when routing connections in the topology has been improved.

2.9
EPLAN Platform User interface

Displayed properties without values are now also retained in the property tables of the property dialogs when you switch between different tabs with property tables (such as for PLC boxes between the tabs PLC box and PLC structure data).

2.9
EPLAN Platform Synchronization of parts

The synchronization of parts (menu items: Utilities > Part > Synchronize current project) with a scheme that contains the type number now works again.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views

During the generation of model views with templates without filter settings no double model views are generated anymore.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Project options

A display problem occurred in the graphical editor during the activation and deactivation of project options. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Platform User interface

The positions and sizes of the windows and toolbars docked in the main window are now saved again while working with two screens.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Automated Processing

The Project variables tab is now also available during the automated processing for the "Back up data" action when specifying the backup directory in the Select path variable dialog.

2.9
EPLAN Electric P8 Reports

The representation across lines of jumpers in multiple line terminal line-up diagrams now works correctly again.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Part selection

For part definition points, a Subset / length entered in the Parts tab could not be deleted anymore. This now works.

2.9
EPLAN API Methods (API)

The "Create" method from the "Location" class can now generate structure identifiers, also if no structure identifiers were available beforehand.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Project management

If the project verification in the project management for an opened project was performed several times, the comparison reported differences despite an identical comparison project. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Platform PDF export

A write-protected project can now be output in black and white during the PDF export.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Macros

During the generation of 3D macros, problems could occur with the handle in the finished macro for complex 3D models. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

The position of accessories attached on the left was calculated incorrectly in the case of a multiple placement of items with accessories. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Preplanning PCT loop functions

The placement of PCT loop functions via macros on P&I diagram pages has been improved.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Translation

An internal check of the license for the translation occurred under certain conditions during the opening of projects and subsequently an error message was opened. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Preplanning Pre-planning navigator

The first placements of a segment in the pre-planning navigator were displayed as further placements of the segment under certain conditions. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Translation

As of Version 2.8 the language can be selected for properties such as Macro: Variant. In Version 2.8 it was therefore possible that the property texts were displayed in all displayed languages when projects from older versions were opened. This has now been solved.

2.9
EPLAN Platform PDF export

During PDF export with the output of the associated 3D models, the representation type for the 3D mounting layout was missing for some functions in the device tag list. Therefore not all jumps to the 3D models were displayed. This has now been solved.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Macros

In a macro project with a large number of macros the selection of macros in the macro navigator could lead to EPLAN not reacting anymore. This has now been solved.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

During the placement of devices not all mounting points or mounting surfaces could be selected. This works correctly.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Labeling

When outputting the labeling a print area previously defined in the Excel templates was missing in the Excel target file. This has now been solved.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

A device can now also be placed with macro variant B, if there is no macro variant A.

2.9
EPLAN API Properties (API)

The "DrawInvisibleObjects" property from the "DrawingService" class produced different results for the preview for displaying and hiding invisible elements than for the Invisible elements functionality in the user interface. This has now been solved.

2.9
EPLAN API Actions (API)

For a write-protected project the callup of the "export" action lead to no result when the "/TYPE:DXFPROJECT" parameter was used. Now the export in the DXF format works for such a project.

2.9
EPLAN Preplanning Planning objects

When planning objects are placed via macros on schematic pages, new device tags were sometimes assigned erroneously. This has now been solved.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

When an enclosure is replaced via the popup menu item Exchange parts, parts of the old enclosure were applied in the new enclosure. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel VRML export

During the VRML export of projects with length-variable items, they were positioned incorrectly or displayed in a rotated way in the exported file under specific conditions. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Page navigator

When the Detached representation of substructures setting was activated, an incorrect sequence arose for the project when browsing in the page navigator. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Page navigator

If a new page was created in a project and the filter for the page navigator was activated, it was possible that the page was not displayed in the navigator, although it should be visible according to the filter criteria. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views

When updating model views the filter settings specified are now considered in the Templates tab.

2.9
EPLAN API Properties (API)

For a 3D part placement you can now also set the display property "base point" in a property arrangement by using the "BasePoint" property from the "ContextPropertyPlacement3D" class.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout navigator

Modules for which a DT was assigned to several parts of the module resulted in these parts being displayed several times in the 3D mounting layout navigator. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel 3D mounting layout

When placing terminals with non-alignable accessories, the accessories were placed nevertheless. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

By means of the [Ctrl] key you can now also jump to the "second" cross-reference of an interruption point again.

2.9
EPLAN Preplanning Pre-planning navigator

Substructures were generated when assigning a planning object to a function with the same designation in the P&I diagram. This has now been solved.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing data export

In the case of a device with several drill holes in the drilling pattern, that is amongst others placed above a mounting panel intermediate piece, all drill holes of the device were displayed in the layout space. However, not all were exported during the manufacturing data export. This has now been solved.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views

The item labeling was not displayed for a side panel with defined property arrangement in a model view. This has now been solved.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Labeling

During the output of a project for the labeling with the standard scheme "Cable" no connection points were output for source and target. So that this is possible now, the existence of 3D connections is now not checked anymore for this output.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Routing connections

During the creation of a routing track, problems occurred during the usage of rotated, pre-defined curves. This has now been solved.

2.9
EPLAN Platform 2D Panel layout

When placing a device on a mounting panel, the associated macro is now placed as a block again.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Revision control

If parts for which a macro was stored were placed in a revised project on a page of the type "Panel layout", revision markers were then displayed on this page, even though this page type should not be considered during the completion of pages (setting Take page types specially into consideration when completing). This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Platform User interface

The display property "Text fitting permitted" now also functions for special texts (project / page properties) on project pages.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Routing connections

While routing connections in a wiring system, the connections were routed via wiring cut-outs to the rear of the individual mounting panels. For the connections, the values of the properties Routing direction source and Routing direction target were in part exchanged. This has been solved because the wiring cut-outs are now ignored during the determination of the routing direction.

2.9
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

In the past only one macro was always placed for the PLC schematic generation. Now the ladder technology is also supported correctly so that one macro per ladder is placed. So that no macros are placed underneath each other, the popup menu item Calculate pages must be called up in the Generate PLC schematic dialog. In order for all pages to be calculated, all rows must be marked in the table beforehand.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Messages

In specific cases the 026057 check run "Connection cross-section is smaller than specified in the connection point pattern" erroneously also reported connection cross-sections, that corresponded with the minimum cross-section. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Platform User interface

The quick snap now also functions if the display of the insertion points is activated at the same time.

2.9
EPLAN Preplanning Creation of the detail planning

During the generation of schematics with the activated setting Place several macros on one page, planning objects with stored P&I diagram function but without template were not taken into consideration correctly. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Project management

During the output of project information a display problem occurred with Chinese characters. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing data NC export

Drill holes are now also output during the NC export for items with the "Cable / tubing protection" function definition.

2.9
EPLAN Platform User interface

The performance during block editing in the property dialogs and the subsequent application of the modifications with [Apply] has been improved.

2.9
EPLAN API Properties (API)

The "ExistingIds" property from the "UniversalPropertyList" class did not supply all the expected properties. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Reports

When generating a connection list, the automatic generation of daisy chains resulted in a continuous loop under certain circumstances. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Reports

Outlines that only consist of curves were not displayed in the 2D drilling view when the item silhouettes were hidden. This now works.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel DXF / DWG Interface

During the export of DXF / DWG files the structure boxes are now exported in the right size again.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Revision control

The properties Approved by and Approved date are now correctly output in the revision overview. Previously only the value of the last index was displayed.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects

The size of rectangles and boxes in placeholder objects can also be changed through the assignment of value sets. If another function definition was assigned at the same time to the boxes (black boxes, PLC boxes, etc.), this did not work. A size change is now possible in these cases if the graphic of the symbol contains exactly one rectangle.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Publishing projects

The handles of macro boxes were not included in the export when projects were published. This now works.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Compressing the project

An error occurred when compressing a revised project. This has now been solved.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Routing connections

In specific cases the message 026045 "Routing connection does not end graphically at the targets" was erroneously displayed during repeated routing of the connections. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Macros

In a macro project, grouped 3D items in the layout space were not displayed as a group, the grouping only became visible after the placement of such a macro. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Thermal design

During the calculation of the power dissipation as well as when viewing the thermal design in the property dialog of a device, problems occurred under certain conditions when using items. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views

Properties were incorrectly positioned in the model views if a centering was used in the property arrangements. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Messages

The check run 021002 "Placeholder object does not contain object references" no longer reports any placeholder objects that have a page property or project property assigned.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel DXF / DWG Interface

During the import of DXF / DWG files that contain ellipses, an error occurred in certain cases. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Platform User-defined properties

When working with multiple opened projects, imported user-defined properties for the property selection were not available. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Drilling patterns

In specific cases the drill holes of a mounting panel were displayed offset in the 2D drilling view. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Routing connections

During repeated routing of connections it was possible that the bundle numbers of the connections were deleted. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Labeling

When specifying the settings for the labeling, it was possible that the dialog for the selection of a property was opened twice in the Label tab. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Pro Panel Drilling patterns

If drilling patterns with rotated slotted holes are placed as cut-outs, the slotted holes now keep their angle even if no part is stored at the drilling pattern.

2.9
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects

In the Select value set dialog, the description is now displayed in addition to the name of the placeholder object.

2.9
EPLAN Platform User interface

During the property selection for the property arrangements in the Display tab the values of the connection points (connection point description, connection point designation, etc.) were not displayed anymore. This has been corrected.

2.9
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC

The extended adoption of path function text for PLC connection points now works correctly again.

2.8 HF4
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views

Model views of items on oblique mounting surfaces are now displayed correctly again.

2.8 HF4
EPLAN API Methods (API)

In Version 2.8 high values for the "nInsertPosition" parameter at the "AddMenuItem" method from the "Menu" class led to menu items not being created. This now works again.

2.8 HF4
EPLAN Platform Reports

In the case of assemblies with mechanical parts the lengths of the components were not output in the summarized parts list if the assemblies were displayed as broken up. This now works again.

2.8 HF4
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects

The performance during editing of placeholder objects has been improved.

2.8 HF4
EPLAN Platform User interface

If further toolbars were imported after the toolbars had been modified, this could then result in actions assigned to the buttons being swapped. This also occurred when registering add-ons with user-defined toolbars. This has been corrected.

2.8 HF4
EPLAN Platform User interface

Menu items that are defined in a registered add-on are now displayed at the right position again.

2.8 HF4
EPLAN Platform Methods (API)

The "GetBoundingBox" method from the "ReportBlockReference" class delivered incorrect values for alignment boxes of texts in certain cases. This has been corrected.

2.8 HF4
EPLAN Platform PDF export

The performance during the PDF export has been improved.

2.8 HF4
EPLAN Preplanning Pre-planning navigator

The device structure of the target functions is now taken into consideration when planning objects are assigned from the pre-planning navigator. This means that device tags are now only numbered during assignment if this is required.

2.8 HF4
EPLAN Platform User interface The menu bars and the toolbars predefined by EPLAN can now be modified again. 2.8 HF3
EPLAN Platform User interface The information on the Copyright / Trademark tab are only displayed in English for all languages. 2.8 HF3
EPLAN Platform Browser window The positions and size of the browser windows for EPLAN Cogineer and EPLAN Data Portal that are integrated in the platform are saved. 2.8 HF3
EPLAN Platform Browser window The Chromium component "CefSharp" has been updated to the current version 75. This component is used for the representation of contents in the browser windows of the EPLAN platform. 2.8 HF3
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor The behavior of the cursor during global editing of properties has been corrected. 2.8 HF3
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor The display of properties of the main element at the auxiliary element now functions correctly again. 2.8 HF3
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor The size of the text frames is now displayed correctly during zooming. 2.8 HF3
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor At connection definition points, data of the main function can be selected again for the display. 2.8 HF3
EPLAN Platform DXF / DWG interface The "Student version" message is not displayed anymore during the DXF / DWG import / export. 2.8 HF3
EPLAN Platform PDF export An exported PDF file could not be printed with specific Adobe versions. 2.8 HF3
EPLAN Platform Macros When inserting a device with a corresponding stored macro, the parts data assignment now functions again. 2.8 HF3
EPLAN Platform Placeholder objects At the placeholder objects there are new settings for usage in EPLAN Cogineer. 2.8 HF3
EPLAN Platform Labeling The behavior for the output of labeling data has been harmonized for versions 2.7 and 2.8. 2.8 HF3
EPLAN Platform Labeling When outputting the labeling of the "Device tag list" report type, both electrical as well as mechanical items are output. 2.8 HF3
EPLAN Platform Translation After switching to another than the SQL standard driver, a dictionary created in SQL was empty. 2.8 HF3
EPLAN Platform Block properties Block properties for connection definition points show the same result as in Version 2.7. 2.8 HF3
EPLAN Platform Block properties Block properties for function texts again show the same result as in Version 2.7. 2.8 HF3
EPLAN Platform Block properties Block properties at PLC connection points are displayed correctly again. 2.8 HF3
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views The display of freely routed connections in the model views now functions in accordance with the settings. 2.8 HF3
EPLAN Pro Panel Model views When a model view was frozen, the property arrangements were lost. This has been corrected. 2.8 HF3
EPLAN Pro Panel Messages The check run 026025 now functions correctly again. 2.8 HF3
EPLAN Pro Panel Manufacturing data Rittal - Perforex / Secarex Colons in field designations are now retained during the Perforex export. 2.8 HF3
EPLAN Preplanning PCT loops The function text is now retained after changing the symbolic address at a PCT loop. 2.8 HF3
EPLAN Preplanning Creation of the detail planning When creating the detail planning from macros, the value sets of the placeholder objects are now transferred correctly. 2.8 HF3
EPLAN Preplanning PCT loop functions The placement of PCT loop functions with macros functions now. 2.8 HF3
EPLAN API Actions (API) The "SpExportSubProject" action has been corrected. 2.8 HF3
EPLAN API Methods (API) The "ShowPartSelectionDialog" method now also allows selecting other record types such as connection point patterns. 2.8 HF3
EPLAN API Methods (API) The "SmartLock" method for 3D part placements now functions correctly again. 2.8 HF3
EPLAN Platform Setup The problem when displaying the data in the EPLAN Download Manager has been eliminated. 2.8 HF2
EPLAN Platform Parts management The problem when displaying the data of parts that have an empty variant name has been eliminated. 2.8 HF2
EPLAN Platform Part master data navigator Calling up the action "List with preselection" in the popup menu of the part master data navigator now functions without any problem again. 2.8 HF2
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor For function definitions with a variable number in the single-line representation, the connection point designations that are stored in the function definition of the part are no longer deleted in the case of a subsequent modification of the angle variant of the symbol. 2.8 HF2
EPLAN Platform PDF export During the PDF export with the settings "Generate file names" = "None" and "Update reports when printing and exporting" (under "Settings > User > Display > General") the export of a page is now executed correctly again. 2.8 HF2
EPLAN Platform Macros When the setting "Consider macro when generating devices" (under "Options > Settings > Projects > "Project name" > Device > General") is activated, a macro (without macro box) is now placed correctly. 2.8 HF2
EPLAN Platform Macros For the value set selection the "¶" character is now correctly evaluated as a line break. 2.8 HF2
EPLAN Platform Messages If multiple projects are opened, the message management is now opened for the selected project. If no project is selected, the message management is opened as empty. 2.8 HF2
EPLAN Platform EPLAN ePULSE The problem when opening the ePULSE window has been eliminated. 2.8 HF2
EPLAN Electric P8 Cable During Drag & Drop of the main function the placed connections are now no longer offered for placement again. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Electric P8 Reports When updating the cable overview the placeholder text values are now displayed again. 2.8 HF2
EPLAN Electric P8 Reports The updating of the parts list now functions correctly again. 2.8 HF2
EPLAN Pro Panel Placement of enclosures When placing enclosures the placement area is now taken into consideration correctly. 2.8 HF2
EPLAN Pro Panel Connections The orthogonal routing of connections now functions correctly again. 2.8 HF2
EPLAN Pro Panel Connections The collision check now also functions for multiple placements with a large distance. 2.8 HF2
EPLAN Pro Panel Terminal line-up The placement of terminal line-up diagrams now functions correctly again. 2.8 HF2
EPLAN Pro Panel NC export DXF If a "UNC" path is specified for the NC export DXF, the export now functions correctly again. 2.8 HF2
EPLAN Platform Browser window The Chromium component "CefSharp" has been updated to the current version 71.0.2. This component is used for EPLAN Cogineer and EPLAN Data Portal. 2.8 HF2
EPLAN Platform User interface With certain Windows 10 versions, EPLAN was unexpectedly terminated during the selection of the popup menu in the range of the toolbars. This has now been corrected. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Platform User interface After terminating EPLAN the window size of the graphical preview is restored during a restart. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Platform User interface If the scheme is switched in the user-specific settings under "Display > Workspace", the selected workspace is now correctly selected again. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Platform User interface The popup menu for customizing the toolbars has been optimized. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Platform User interface The problem when opening multiple ePULSE navigators has been eliminated. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor Flipping user-defined property arrangements with vertical texts now functions correctly. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor The snap points at the object snap in the graphical editor are now correctly displayed for all dimensioning types. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor When selecting areas in the graphical editor the mouse cursor now does not jump to the last position anymore. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor Only the correct text is shown in the status bar during the manual input of coordinates via the input box. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor The shortcut key [F10] for inserting connection symbols of the type "T-node (left)" now functions correctly again. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Platform Macros When macros from Version 2.8 are used in older EPLAN versions, the EPLAN308 layer is now assigned to the macro boxes. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Platform Macros The macro variants for the "Graphical macro selection", stored in the company-specific settings, are no longer displayed as numbers during the macro selection but through textual variant designations. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Platform Macros The problem when opening the macro navigator through the mutual referencing of two macro boxes has been eliminated. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Platform Macros During the part selection in a placeholder object the currently entered part is now jumped to. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Platform Macros The user-specific setting "Take the connection point designations into account during the device assignment" (under "Devices > General") now also functions correctly for macros. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Platform Macros When moving value sets in macros the value sets now remain unchanged. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Platform Macros The default of a value set when copying schematic sections that contain placeholder objects now functions correctly again. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Platform Parts management If the manufacturer name is used in the tree configuration of the parts management, the respective parts are now displayed on the "Combination" tab under the specified manufacturer names. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Platform Parts management The performance when exporting data in the "XML" and "CSV" formats has been optimized. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Platform Block properties The preview is now displayed correctly in the "Format" dialog for block properties. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Platform Labeling The behavior for the output of labeling data has been harmonized for versions 2.7 and 2.8. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Electric P8 Cable When dragging a cable definition line with "Drag & Drop" from the pre-planning navigator into a schematic page the cable definition line is now placed correctly. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Electric P8 Terminals / plugs If the settings for the connection colors are missing in a project, the respective messages are now generated in the message management and the terminal strip processing can be continued as usual. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Electric P8 PLC The performance when updating the data in the PLC navigator has been improved. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Electric P8 Reports The color code and not the color name is now output during the output of terminal diagrams. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Pro Panel Placing of parts When placing multiple equipment elements on a mounting rail the lined-up parts are not displayed overlapping anymore. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Pro Panel Placing of parts During the placement of parts from the 3D mounting layout navigator with "Drag & Drop", a defined intermediate space distance is now evaluated correctly. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Pro Panel Connections Routing connections to components on a mounting rail that is placed on an inclined mounting surface are now routed correctly. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Pro Panel Layout space navigator The selection of user-defined properties in a property dialog of a layout space now also functions correctly in macro projects. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Preplanning Reports The update of the "Pre-planning: Planning object plan" report now also functions when the PCT loop number contains a "#" character. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Preplanning Pre-planning navigator After the transfer of older projects into Version 2.8 the placeholder texts are now also displayed correctly during the insertion of macros from the pre-planning navigator. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN API Mate objects It is now possible to determine selected Mate objects (handles, placement and mounting points). 2.8 HF1
EPLAN API Methods (API) The display of the menu items inserted with the "AddMenuItem" method now functions correctly again. 2.8 HF1
EPLAN Platform User interface

Extended User Interface

An extended graphical user interface is now used in the EPLAN platform so that the icons and fonts can be scaled in accordance with the resolution (4K or Ultra HD) when screens with a high resolution are used.

2.8
EPLAN Platform User interface

Extensions at the Path Variables

By means of path variables you can, for example, specify defined values for drive, directory and / or file names. The path variables have been extended for Version 2.8. Path variables for the current date, the current time, for project properties and for environment variables are available.

2.8
EPLAN Platform User interface

Filter for Properties in Further Dialogs

In Version 2.7 the possibility to limit the number of displayed properties was, for example, added to the dialogs Property selection and Criteria selection. In the new version the Filter field is now also available in further dialogs (for example in the Format: Block property dialog).

2.8
EPLAN Platform User interface

Displaying the Project Name when Working with Several Projects

If you have opened more than one project, the name of the corresponding project is displayed in brackets next to the page / layout space name when a page / layout space is opened both in the tab of the graphical editor and in the Window menu. This facilitates rapid orientation.

2.8
EPLAN Platform Page navigator

Extended Filter for the Page Navigator

In order to standardize the filtering of pages in the page navigator and to make it easier to use the two existing possibilities for setting up a page filter have been combined. The page filter that you could set by using the Detailed selection popup menu item is now no longer available. Instead, further filter criteria have been added to the Filter dialog that is opened in the page navigator by using the [...] button.

2.8
EPLAN Platform Page navigator

New Page Type for Overviews in the Fluid Power

Thanks to the new page type "Function overview (fluid power)" you can now create simplified overviews of complex fluid power functions in EPLAN Fluid, which you already configured in the Fluid schematic. In the other program variants of the EPLAN platform (for example EPLAN Electric P8) you can open the pages of this type but not edit them.

2.8
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

Determining Automatic Function Texts Via a New Block Property

You now have the possibility to create an automatic function text with different properties and separators via a new block property at the functions in the graphical editor. To this purpose the new property Block property: Format (function text, automatic) (ID 20545) is available on the first tab in the property dialog for the properties table.

2.8
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

Formatting Several Graphical Elements Simultaneously

Several graphical elements can be selected and formatted together by using the new menu item Edit > Format graphic or the Format graphic popup menu item.

2.8
EPLAN Platform Graphical editor

New Properties for Elements of the Displayed Device Tag

Several new properties now make it possible to have a "shortened" designation for the displayed DT displayed at the components on a project page. The following new properties are available to this purpose:

2.8
EPLAN Platform Macros

Distinguishing Macro Boxes and Macros on the Basis of the Type of Usage

The setting Type of usage that you set at macro boxes, can be used to specify which of the functionalities typical for macros (Generate macros automatically, Update macros) can be executed and which not.

2.8
EPLAN Platform Macros

Protected Groups and Other New Settings for the Macro Box

Window and symbol macros can now be generated as a so called "protected group" during insertion. Such a group offers a graphical protection. This means the properties of the macro components can be edited but the macro itself cannot be changed graphically or further broken down.

2.8
EPLAN Platform Macros

Settings for Updating the Macros

If you select the popup menu Update macro for a macro box or select the popup menu item Update macros in the macro navigator, the new dialog Update macros is opened for you.

2.8
EPLAN Platform Macros

New Setting for the Value Set Selection When Inserting Page Macros

Depending on a user setting, the dialog Select value set is opened when window or symbol macros with placeholder objects are inserted, and you can select a value set. The value set selection can also be displayed to you in the new version when page macros with placeholder objects are inserted.

2.8
EPLAN Platform Macros

Number of Macro Variants Increased to 26

The number of possible variants for window, symbol and 3D macros has now been increased from 16 to 26 macro variants.

2.8
EPLAN Platform Macros

Using the Macro Navigator in Schematic Projects

The macro navigator now also supports the display of macros in schematic projects. This allows you to recognize which window and symbol macros were used in a schematic project. Inserted page and 3D macros are not displayed in schematic projects.

2.8
EPLAN Platform Macros

Display and Editing of Placeholder Objects in the Macro Navigator

The placeholder objects are now also shown in the macro navigator.

2.8
EPLAN Platform Macros

Blockwise Editing of Properties in the List of the Macro Navigator

For this version the list view of the macro navigator has been converted into a table with cells that can be edited in part. This allows you to blockwise edit in a macro project some of the properties displayed here of the macros as you would in editing in a table. The data of the properties is only displayed a schematic project. In contrast to tabular editing, page and 3D macros can now also be edited in the List tab of the macro navigator.

2.8
EPLAN Platform Macros

Display of Block Properties and Cross-References in Macro Projects

The new dialog Settings: Representation in macro projects is available in the project-specific settings to also influence the display of block properties and cross-references for the graphical editing in macro projects. (The menu path for the settings dialog is Options > Settings > Projects > "Project name" > Graphical editing > Representation in macro projects).

2.8