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Über EPLAN Electric P8

EPLAN Electric P8 unterstützt dein elektrisches Steuerungsdesign für Maschinen und Anlagen in einem integrierten und schnellen Konstruktionssystem.

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Jesus F.
Jesus F.
Controls designer in Costa Rica
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Elektrische/elektronische Fertigung, 5.001-10.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Amazing design tool

5 vor 8 Monaten

Vorteile:

The best part is to create a data base with all the parts you will need in your designs. You have to invest some time creating the data of each part, but once you have it done can be used for any other projects. You can create "macros" of these parts, using symbols, images, connection points and more, just to do it easy to understand. It is an amazing tool to pass the knowledge of the device to the technical personal. You can stablish mounting locations, you can clarify where have to be installed a device. If you invest time adding correctly parts to your data base, you'll be able to generated a BOM automatically, without mention you can generate a very different types of report that will help in your designs.

Nachteile:

Requires a lot of training, but it is completely a good invest of time and money.

Jamie C.
Global Controls Technical Lead in USA
Maschinerie, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Vastly increased productivity

5 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: We've seen improvements in time-to-produce schematics.

Vorteile:

My first engineer who we got using ePLAN came from a company with exclusively used AutoCAD Electrical. Within a couple of months, the engineer feels they can work 2-3x faster in ePLAN, access to the parts portal is a massive saving for us, as new products are generally available from the parts portal and do not require us to create a new intelliegent block.

Nachteile:

It feels like there are a lot of "options" which come at a great cost. Full migration to use ePLAN is going to take us multiple years due to the software investment.

Antwort von Eplan Software and Services

vor 2 Jahren

Thanks for taking the time to share your positive experience with EPLAN. It is certainly our intention to streamline processes and save you time and resources. We look forward to continuing to provide you with a successful customer experience.

Kenni D.
Director in USA
Industrieautomation, 11-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Herkunft der Bewertung

Features I like

3 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: Not happy. Consider it a waste of money

Vorteile:

The one benefit I like is the parts database. Panel layout is a challenge.

Nachteile:

The software is extremely difficult to use and there is no clear documentation explaining the features and methods to setup the software to make it easier to use. Symbols are not correct for NFPA standards and I need to modify them constantly. Parts downloaded from Data Portal do not always have the correct macro or symbol associated with it. There does not seem to be a standard for the symbols regarding size and functions. All symbols seem to be based on IEC which does not work well for NFPA projects.

Antwort von Eplan Software and Services

vor 2 Jahren

Hi Kenni, Proper training is key to using EPLAN effectively, and would directly address much of the frustration you are having with symbols. Our Data Portal contains over 950,000 parts from 300 manufacturers, and is constantly improving in size and quality. Give me a call if you'd like to chat. -Shawn O.

Daniel W.
Manager of Controls Development in USA
Industrieautomation, 11-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Opportunity for a fresh start

5 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: It took several months but now the automation features are working for me instead of against me.

Vorteile:

The Data Portal integration and library of manufacturer provided macros.

Nachteile:

The learning curve is steep and there are many options that are not well documented.

Rene V.
Application Engineer in Niederlande
Baumaterial, 501-1.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Complete Software Package for Electrical Engineering

4 vor 8 Monaten

Kommentare: We use the software for the engineering of electrical installations of our own production machines. They vary from a few to over 500 schematics pages. (that's without the generated pages) It works well in small and big projects.

Vorteile:

You can automate various things. Good integration when using article database in SQL Server. Eplan NL was very helpful when downgrading from Professional to Select version, to save money on yearly costs. Used the PLC integration with Siemens Step7 in the past and that worked very well. The auto connection of the various components and the various checks you can do.

Nachteile:

It has so many possibilities that in my opinion you definitely need a 1..2 week training to use this software the right way.

Wagner M.
Wagner M.
Electrical CAD Draftsman in Brasilien
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Maschinerie, 10.000+ Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Eplan - Amazing tool for design

5 vor 9 Monaten

Kommentare: It is an incredible tool to easily create your pneumatic and electrical schematics. The automatic creation of reports and BOMs reduce the time to carry out projects. Cross-references are created automatically, allowing you to create high-quality and well-detailed layouts.

Vorteile:

Eplan P8 is incredible software, a real tool. It facilitates the work to design and draw electrical and pneumatic diagrams. The ease of creating BOMs and reports automatically from the schematics is a great advantage. In addition it is possible to obtain macros and a lot of part information just by importing the part in a few steps.

Nachteile:

To have good reports it is necessary to register the parts beforehand and have a good database management. In order to be able to use the various functionalities of the tool, training is necessary, as the program's help is not very accurate. Without training, it is very difficult to obtain the best results in creating projects.

Lance M.
Supervisor of Hardware and Fluid Engineering in USA
Maschinerie, 501-1.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Powerful, expensive

4 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: EPLAN definitely eases the process of reusing designs. Copying completed designs into new projects is easier.

Vorteile:

1. Getting data exported out to Excel is easy and powerful. We create different types of reports for ordering parts, labeling parts and wires, and machine tagging. 2. Electric P8 makes it easy to upconvert projects to a newer P8 version, but they are not backward compatible.

Nachteile:

1. This is our department's largest expense. 2. Converting from a non-P8 platform to P8 is not trivial. For this reason we do not upgrade EPLAN 21 and EPLAN 5.7 projects into P8 3. Once they stop supporting a version, hope that your databases don't become corrupted.

Hithesh T.
Hithesh T.
Application Engineer in Indien
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Maschinenbau oder Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen, 201-500 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Perfect electrical design tool for control panel schematics design

4 vor 9 Monaten

Kommentare: EPLAN Electric P8 is perfect electrical design tool for control panel design.

Vorteile:

Electrical design re-use is easy achieved by macro functionality, easy to replicate the identical circuit which saves lot of time to generate the circuit. Easy to insert symbols to schematics from symbol library. Reports related to electrical schematics is instantly generated.

Nachteile:

User interface is not comfortable for usage, time to learn the tool is more.

Verifizierter Rezensent
Ingeniero de diseño in Spanien
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Computer-Software, 501-1.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

ePlan opinion

5 vor 3 Jahren

Kommentare: With this software I spend less time for doing my job.

Vorteile:

This software allows you to create electric schemes easilier than others. Moreover, you can create your own data base with differents articles for making the purchase list automatically.

Nachteile:

You must to have enough knowledges about this special field for knowing how does it works and not makes mistakes.

Verifizierter Rezensent
Ingeniero de proyectos in Kolumbien
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
11-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Herkunft der Bewertung

Tool for making electrical drawings

4 vor 4 Jahren

Kommentare: Electric plans for delivery

Vorteile:

I can make electrical drawings, describing the position of each component. There is also the possibility of downloading macros from the well-known brand components such as Siemens, Weidmuller, Omron ...

Nachteile:

Some macros are damaged, and many others are not easy to find. I do not see any more factors against him.

Conrad R.
Electrical Assembler in Südafrika
Maschinerie, 11-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Good product with little to no support and incompetent staff

1 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: Poor service, product is not what was sold to us.

Vorteile:

There is so much you can do with it that could potentially better the way you design

Nachteile:

Cannot use more then 20% of what the software is capable of due to a lack of information shared from the staff to the client due to incompetence or a mind set that once the software is sold, they stop assisting. The after service is horrific with little to no answers. Sloppy attitudes towards the client

Bryan T.
Senior Account in USA
Maschinenbau oder Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen, 201-500 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Good software and support

4 vor 2 Jahren

Vorteile:

It was pretty easy to integrate into our existing database.

Nachteile:

I didn't like switching from the previous software and learning new.

Antwort von Eplan Software and Services

vor 2 Jahren

Thank you Bryan. Change is never easy, but necessary to keep up with the times. The traditional tools are not enough anymore, and tools that specialized with the tasks at hand are needed to stay competitive in this ever changing market. Looking forward to seeing you get more and more out of EPLAN and becoming more efficient in your daily tasks. EPLAN is there to help as well. Make sure to check out the EPLAN videos on YouTube that will give you more insight in the software.