- February 19, 2020
- EPLAN Software & Services
February 19, 2020 - EPLAN Platform, Version 2.9, is now available. Users can generate QR codes, which can be opened out in the field. Layers Management ensures all changes are saved automatically. Projects can be completed with mass editing of project data using expanded navigators.
In EPLAN Platform, Version 2.9, QR codes can be generated. Users can store hyperlinks in their documentation that can later be scanned and opened with apps on mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets. It can be used for both internal and external links. The QR code also works on printed documentation. Exchanging symbols in placeholder objects has also been simplified and they can now be replaced by selecting the appropriate value sets.
Layers Management has been made as a dockable dialogue: all changes are now saved automatically. Additional functionality, including searching layers and changing their properties round off the improvements. Starting now, users can search a project for all objects that have been assigned to a particular layer in a project or subproject. Designers can then use the Properties dialogue of a found object in the search results list to change the assignment of the layer they just searched for. This allows layers that were added to a project via DXF or DWG import to be found, modified and used as user- defined layers. An additional benefit is that users can implement company standards with simple adaptations and definitions, analogous to the navigators.
The list view of the Macro Navigators was changed into a table with cells in the previous version of EPLAN Platform, which can be edited as a result. In the newest version, this function was expanded to additional navigators, for instance the Parts Navigator, PLC Navigator and Wire Navigator. This gives Version 2.9 practical advantages since project data can now be edited in mass. Speaking of macros, once a macro project is completed, standardized macros can be inserted into other projects from the Macro Navigator using drag & drop. It naturally also works within a macro or schematic project in which the user has created the window and symbol macros.
The Management dialogue helps users to edit user-defined property arrangements for schematics and 3D device placement. Users can check these in the Management dialogue and remove user-defined property arrangements that aren´t being used. A Context menu helps users easily find the used properties.
In Version 2.9, multilingual entries can be made for many properties and input fields in both projects and Parts Management. Users can then manually translate them into a uniform language or have it completed automatically. EPLAN Platform, Version 2.9, now provides fields for which multilingual input is possible are now marked at the front with an icon on the user interface as the standard. How does it work? When the designer enters a text into a multilingual field, it is initially language- independent. In case it needs to be translated, it will then be assigned to the specified source language.