This reference book, now in its fourth edition, offers a comprehensive introduction to electrical engineering design with EPLAN Electric P8. Based on version 2.5 of EPLAN Electric P8, this handbook gives you an introduction to the system basics before going into the range of functions offered by EPLAN Electric P8. This book covers topics such as project settings and various user settings, the graphical editor (GED), using navigators, creating reports, parts management, message management, revision management, importing and exporting project data, printing, data backup, editing master data and importing old EPLAN data. It also covers add-ons such as the EPLAN Data Portal. Numerous examples show you the many ways you can use EPLAN Electric P8 and give you ideas of how to best solve everyday tasks. Practical information, such as a step-by-step procedure for creating schematic projects and a chapter with FAQs, is also included. New topics covering Version 2.5 have also been added to this edition such as enhanced terminal functionality, improved structure management, user configurable properties as well as new reporting capabilities. The creation, management and use of macro projects is also covered in this book. The examples used in the book are available online as an EPLAN Electric P8 project.
Bernd Gischel works for Dressel GmbH in Unna as EPLAN administrator and designer for electrical engineering systems. He moderates the EPLAN forums on CAD.DE and EPLAN.DE and is responsible for the "P8 Magic" knowledge and data portal for EPLAN Electric P8.