A bridge between the electrical and automation engineering worlds

05 February 2018

EPLAN has partnered with Siemens to offer a bridge between the electrical and automation engineering worlds. A new direct connection between EPLAN Electric P8 and the TIA (Totally Integrated Automation) Portal from Siemens enables data to be exchanged bidirectionally between the two platforms.

The central function of the connection is the consistent transfer of detail data for engineering automation systems. Users are able to edit and compare data at every stage in the project. Automatically generated data in EPLAN Electric P8 includes schematics, PLC overviews, and hardware configurations as well as network designs.?

Data can be exchanged between the workstations of electrical engineers and PLC programmers, who can freely determine when they use the data from the other discipline or place it at each other’s disposal. This allows for a controlled exchange of information.?The new data exchange system also supports users in designing the appropriate hardware related to the electrical design and the PLC program.

Users no longer have to think about the correct configuration of the hardware since the Siemens TIA Portal does this autonomously, while EPLAN Electric P8 automatically generates schematics, PLC overviews and hardware setups.

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