Where would engineering be without the right device data? EPLAN Pro Panel offers a number of options for accessing device data. Even 3D geometric data is not a problem. This is handled by the integrated STEP interface. Whether adopted directly from the component manufacturer, from any 3D CAD programs, or via various data portals and data CDs (such as RiCAD-3D from Rittal), the STEP data are imported in and, partially automatically or interactively, converted to qualified EPLAN macros for the 3D mounting layout.
Totally new in this context is the support for the EPLAN accessory selection. Selectively extended and adjusted to the specific requirements of the users working with the 3D mounting layout, the accessory components can be defined and stored, e.g., for enclosures or devices – including component know-how and permitted combinations.
With its deep integration, the version sustainably speeds up parallelized engineering on a uniform data basis. The bottom line is this: elimination of need for data conversion, data checking and "Reverse Engineering"; decreasing costs, rising quality, reduced "time-to-market", and sustainable investment security.