Version 2.3 of the EPLAN Platform for CAE has launched. According to the company, the new version focuses on standardization and automation, and provides central administration of phased-out devices. There is comprehensive support for new standard-compliant designations based on EN 81346 and the VDMA 66413 exchange format.
Version 2.3 offers extensive options for handling macros/partial circuits and their variations, the company says. The macros can be edited and updated across the entire project with a clear table view.
The solution allows project structures and project designations to be implemented on a user-friendly basis in compliance with the current EN 81346 standard. EPLAN supports a consistent electronic data exchange format for the relevant safety-related values for automation components in accordance with VDMA 66413. The relevant safety data from the device manufacturers can be transferred to EPLAN's parts management system via a standardized interface. The values are saved directly with the components and are directly available for designing purposes.
The EPLAN Platform makes the central administration of phased-out articles easier by allowing marking in the article administration system, the company says. There are also new check runs to give users more safety in designing. Once stored centrally in the parts management system, the information is available to all involved across the entire project.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.