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EPLAN introduces version 2.6 of EPLAN design platform

September 122016
EPLAN introduces version 2.6 of EPLAN design platform

September 12, 2016 – The EPLAN Platform version 2.6 includes additional features for terminal design and project data management, the representation of piping in fluid power engineering, and optimized IT integration. And the addition of Turkish makes a total of 18 languages that the EPLAN Platform suite of CAE products can support.

These enhancements include the ability to depict used accessories when processing and managing terminal strips. Automatically or manually defined jumpers can be identified. Users also have the possibility to display the current terminal status as it is represented in the Navigator.

The Quick Input Filter for project management  is designed to process and manage projects and project data. Sub-projects are definable and can be saved individually and there is more flexibility in name allocation. For instance, users can update only the main project instead of storing sub-projects with the goal of bringing the main project up to date. In project structure management, certain structures can be searched for and revised throughout the entire project. The definition of sequencing pages for print or PDF outputs has also been enhanced.

For hydraulics and pneumatics, numerous applications require the use of pipes or hose lines to transport media such as air or oil. EPLAN Fluid Professional, including the EPLAN Pro Panel add-on, now offers the possibility to represent piping and hydraulic hose lines directly in 3D with layout functionality. Design engineers can thus review the layout for considerations such as the length of the hose lines. An export function is also provided in order to transfer the pipe geometries to an external manufacturing software for pipe bending.

EPLAN user rights management was expanded with support for Active Directory. The use of SQL databases has also been made simpler: a selection list of available SQL databases is available from which to select the correct one.

About EPLAN Software & Service

EPLAN Software & Service develops CAE solutions and advises companies in the optimization of their engineering processes. Customers benefit from increased efficiency in the product development process through standardized procedures, automated sequences and consistent workflows. Eplan provides custom concepts for system implementation, installation and smooth integration into IT/PLM system landscapes based on standardised engineering solutions.