ipf products in the EPLAN data portal
Since April 2020, the EPLAN Data Portal now also contains more than 1,200 product macros from ipf electronic. All macros comply with the newly introduced EDS quality standard, which is currently only provided by a few component manufacturers. The EPLAN Data Portal has been providing component data from leading manufacturers for about 12
years, which can be used directly in project planning with the widely used EPLAN software solutions.
The portal currently contains over 950,000 component data in EPLAN format from over 300 manufacturers. The quality of such data, particularly in 3D format, is now gaining importance in the design process and production processes are becoming increasingly important. The EPLAN Data Standard (EDS) was developed at the end of 2019 in order to meet the associated requirements even better and thus offer manufacturers and users a uniform basis for the creation and use of component data. It describes for manufacturers which component data is to be made available in the Data Portal and in what form. Besides, it provides users with a decisive orientation as to which data they can expect when components are down-
loaded from the Data Portal. For example, in addition to the pure circuit diagram, product images, descriptive texts, basic technical data or links to the complete German and English documentation of the articles stored in the macros.
The product macros described in accordance with EDS thus enable EPLAN users to integrate components even more easily into their planning and production processes. Further advantages include reduced maintenance effort for the articles‘ data and improved manageability of the data for automated processes.