Eplan Electric P8 2.0 boosts productivity in electrical design

Paul Boughton
Eplan's new version of its Electric P8 2.0 software is said to offer advantages whether for enhanced project reliability, functionality and speed, point wiring, active device protection, or for channel-orientated PLC designs. The quality of all documentation is assured by means of active check functions and the system automatically prevents incorrect data from being entered.
With the new 'protected device' function, all project parts are retained, even in the case of graphic delete commands. Active protection of project data is freely defined in the parts definitions in the Eplan platform.
Addresses are central identifiers, even in PLC design. Now, in addition to address-orientated or DT working methods, PLC components can also be designed in a channel-oriented manner. This makes it easier to keep track of large projects and is consistent with current high-end design working methods.
Another highlight in Electric P8 2.0 is the additional Netbased Wiring model. The advantage of this approach to wiring is that both working methods (netbased wiring and target-oriented wiring) can be used in the project.
Extended CAD functions in the area of free graphics now enable clearer production specifications to be created. Trimming and chamfering, as well as perpendicular and tangential design, are only some of the functions that support detailed representations for mechanical production.
The new full text filter in parts management lets users use search terms to quickly filter parts masters and select the right component in the tree/list/combination view. Designing is also accelerated at the device level; the full text filter is integrated in the parts master data navigator. This simplifies handling, which is given a boost in the new version of Eplan Electric P8. Mini toolbars and detailed icons for toolbars now ensure intuitive handling by both professional and occasional users.
For more information, visit www.eplan.co.uk

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