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The page settings always have priority over the global project settings. New entries addi- tion of symbol libraries are automatically stored in the project after the setting is saved. Settings for displaying translation lan- guages displaying translations in the project are also configured here. You also have to define a source language here.

This helps to prevent operating errors, e. Any storage location can be selected using the button. The usual range of templates and basic projects are available for selection. NOTE: These fields cannot be changed later on. It is therefore very impor- tant to make sure you enter the correct data. After defining the above entries, you need to select a template.

This can be a project tem- plate or a basic project. You simply click the More button. You can select the relevant project type in the File type field. EPLAN then returns to the Create project dialog and imports the selected basic project or the template project into the Template field. The new project is created from the selected basic project.

This may take a while depend- ing on the hardware and the storage location server, local. You do not necessarily need to edit these at the moment. This can be done later during project editing. The project proper- ties can now be adjusted or completely changed on the Properties, Structure etc. There is one limitation: The structure of the pages, located in the Structure tab, can no longer be changed grayed out. It is fixed because the page structure was defined in the basic project.

The project can now be edited. This makes it possible, like with terminals, to use the same designation several times PE rail , and the check run will not find any duplicate connection point designations. Click the Part number field and then use the button that appears to switch to parts man- agement. In parts management, you Fig. Parts management automatically closes after the part is applied. In contrast to simple part selection, this will offer only devices for selection that fit the exist- ing functions of the symbol in the project.

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Hit the Get Form button to start enhancing. Switch on the Wizard mode on the top toolbar to have more pieces of advice. In case of a new installation or installation of an update, the user-specific system master data is not overwritten or updated. In the following dialog, you can then update your own system master data accordingly. System master data contains data such as symbol libraries with the associated symbols, function definitions, forms and plot frames.

Project master data is the other type of master data. Project master data, after initial use, is moved from the system master data and stored in the project; after it is stored it is independent of the system master data. However, to increase your own working speed, EPLAN is very flexible in allowing functions accessed with the mouse to also be accessed via definable keyboard shortcuts.

Normally functions can be assigned to a keyboard shortcut if they are also accessible in the main menus, such as Page, Project etc. This function can be assigned a keyboard shortcut because it is a normal menu command.

It is possible, but not recommended. Here are a number of recommended keyboard shortcuts that have proven useful in practice. Admittedly, many menu items are easier to reach with the mouse than with cryptic key combinations that one usually cannot remember. This makes it possible to always call up your own user interface configuration when you start up EPLAN on the same computer.

EPLAN allows you to create separate workspaces for particular areas that contain exactly these desired toolbars, views or dialogs.

A new workspace is created via the button. You should enter a name in the empty Name field and a sensible description for the workspace in the Description field. EPLAN has a number of different dialog representations in the navigators to ensure information is clearly displayed.

Similar to Windows Explorer, all information is displayed in a tree with small symbols. No changes to the form and content of the tree view are possible. EPLAN provides no options for this here.

This is where you can define how devices should be shown in the tree view, for example, by identifier or by the page prefix. This representation type offers many more customization options to suit your working habits. As with the tree view, EPLAN shows all devices here as well again depending on the navigator that was selected. The cable navigator shows only cables, the terminal navigator shows only devices with the terminal function type, etc.

To add more information, you right click to call up the popup menu or press the button and then select Configure columns. You can now select or deselect columns and change their order. Click the OK button to save the settings.

You now have a personalized list view. Here it is possible to preselect, for instance by selecting the Cable node. In the lower area, the preselected parts are shown in a clear list with additional specific information. Edit in table is usually accessed from the tree view by right clicking to access the popup menu or via the button. Unlike the previous representations tree or list view , only the devices and their functions that were previously selected in the navigator are displayed.

All editing functions, such as Copy, Paste and Edit, can be used when editing tables. The only limitations are the naming conventions of the Windows system being used. When the page and device structures are defined, a project has all the properties it needs, such as the device structure the structure identifier, e. Data added later, such as forms, is also stored in the project.

This ensures that this project can later be edited with exactly the same data used when the project was created, or which was generated at the beginning of project editing, or was later stored in the project. A macro project is used for creating and automatically generating window macros, and for managing macros. Logical functions such as cross-references or connection information are not supported in a macro project nor are they displayed.

If necessary, a schematic project can easily be modified by changing the property from schematic project to macro project. Master data e. And of course the system master data can also be manually synchronized with the project master data. It is also possible to synchronize in the other direction, to synchronize the project master data with the system master data.

This is the case, for example, when connection points are added to existing, placed 3. Explorer by double clicking the Projectname. Another possibility is to drag Projectname. EPLAN then opens the project. EPLAN distinguishes between the project types described in the following section. EPLAN manages different project types as schematic projects. All other types of projects e. A project template contains preconfigured values. Later, when using the template for a new project, the project and page structure can be changed one time.

But project templates can also contain pages. In the Create project template dialog that is displayed, you need to define the storage location and the name of the new project template. It is a good idea to create a project templates directory below the root directory, possibly with separate folders for each customer. Basic projects are, for example, projects prefilled with appropriate customer values such as a predefined page structure, sample pages, graphical report templates, various master data, and much more.

EPLAN then executes a number of functions to create the basic project. Afterward, the Create basic project dialog opens and this is where you define the directory and the project name of the basic project to be created. Once basic projects or project templates have been created, they cannot be later changed i. However, they can be overwritten with new or modified data. There are two ways of doing this directly from project editing.

EPLAN comes with several basic projects and project templates. The third way to create a new project is via the optional project management. A new project based on an existing basic project or project template can be created here just as fast as via the Project menu.

Of course it is also possible to simply copy a project and give it a different name. This can be a project template or a basic project. You simply click the More button. In this example, the basic project Handbook. You can select the relevant project type in the File type field. EPLAN then returns to the Create project dialog and imports the selected basic project or the template project into the Template field.

The new project is created from the selected basic project. This may take a while depending on the hardware and the storage location server, local. You do not necessarily need to edit these at the moment. This can be done later during project editing.

The project properties can now be adjusted or completely changed on the Properties, Structure etc. There is one limitation: The structure of the pages, located in the Structure tab, can no longer be changed grayed out. It is fixed because the page structure was defined in the basic project.

The project can now be edited. This dialog contains several tabs Project, Structure or Numbering and Properties. You must enter data into at least the Project tab the PPE tab is only visible when you have a license for this. The Extras button allows you to view a summary of the project in the browser. However, this only functions after the first Project tab has been successfully completed. The Back button returns you to the previous tab. Here too, this only functions when all necessary information has been entered in the Project tab and EPLAN has created the project, or if you can move to the next tab by pressing Next.

Once all necessary entries have been made on the current tab, the Next button becomes enabled and you can switch to the next tab. The Finish button has a special function.

It allows the project creation to be finished without making any further manual entries. The Cancel button is used to stop and exit the New project wizard at any time. Back to the tabs: The Project tab is the main core of the project wizard. The information required on this tab is mandatory for creating a new project. These tabs can be edited or changed later Exceptions: the Structure tab and the Pages selection field cannot be changed at a later point in time.

Note: The project name is not checked to see if it already exists until a template project template or basic project has been selected and the Next button has been clicked.

The action can then still be cancelled. This can, of course, be changed to any other name. The usual range of templates and basic projects are available for selection. Any storage location can be selected using the button. EPLAN requires no information other than these three entries. In this case clicking F the Finish button , EPLAN would just use the settings on the other tabs for the new project, generate the project, and close the project wizard.

You can, but do not have to, fill in the information under Specify creation date and Specify creator. Note: These fields cannot be changed later on. It is therefore very important to make sure you enter the correct data. The Import project dialog is displayed. The process can be cancelled here if desired. Depending on the amount of data, the import may take a while. You can still select, for instance, a different template project or storage location by clicking the Back button.

On the Structure tab, you define the subsequent page structure and the structure of the individual device groups for the project. Note: Once you have saved the structure set for the pages, it cannot be changed.

This applies only to the structure settings of pages. All other structure settings, such as general devices, can be changed later. Example: The Higher-level function and mounting location scheme was set for interruption points. The Superior option was also set. The possible changes, however, depend on the page scheme set.

Certain preconditions exist here for the nesting of devices. Note: Apart from the page structure, which is the most important property, all other settings can be changed at a later date. It is a good idea to select at least the Higher-level function and mounting location scheme. When such a scheme is set, EPLAN does not necessarily expect a higher-level function or mounting location this is also true for other structure identifiers.

Therefore, you can also use this scheme to create schematics with consecutively numbered pages. If you later discover that one of the two identifiers is to be used after all, the pages can still easily be changed to the desired higher-level function or mounting location structure.

The Synchronize master data dialog opens. The standard plot frame can be selected from the system master data pool and is then stored by EPLAN in the project automatically. The path numbering can be globally set as page-based here default value Page-oriented: every page then begins, for example, with path 1 and ends with path 10 , or the path numbering is to function across all pages.

Across pages default value Project-oriented means that the paths are numbered across all pages. For example, path 1 starts on page 1 and path 30 ends on page 3. Note: All these settings can be modified as desired later on in the project settings. On this tab, you can also use in the drop-down field to specify a predefined DT numbering scheme for how new devices are to be numbered online when they are inserted. Here too you can select existing schemes from the selection list.

You can also use the button to select a scheme from the selection list. They can be applied or changed at this point. You use the New button to create new schemes and later assign them to the project. You should use a unified directory structure to make exported schemes easier to find. All fields on the Numbering tab have now been entered. Clicking the Next button takes you to the Properties tab, which contains general, non-essential descriptive information about the project. For example, to fill the plot frame with information, such as customer name or the name of the person responsible for the project, from the project properties, this information must be entered in the project properties.

This is not essential at this point because this is only descriptive information about the project that can be entered at a later date. When you click the Finish button, the project is generated and can be opened in the page navigator the page overview. The graphical editor contains all the functions you need to edit a project. To provide a certain level of clarity and make it easy to edit the page properties, EPLAN has a page navigator. The small symbols preceding the names graphically differentiate identifiers and pages.

The sorting of the identifiers is defined in structure identifier management, i. EPLAN examines these page types for logical information and evaluates them accordingly cross-references, etc. The Graphical page type or the model view, on the other hand, are purely graphical non-logical pages that initially do not contain logical information. EPLAN also makes a distinction between pages that can be edited interactive pages and pages that are generated automatic pages. The Panel layout page type is an example of an interactive page and the Terminal diagram page type is an example of a generated automatic page.

The exception is that there is no page type in the layout space. The layout space is the basis of the 3D representation of enclosures or other components used for the panel layout; here it only provides a view of the 3D data and its further processing. You access the popup menu functions via the right mouse button or the page navigator. The procedure is the same when using the popup menu, except that in this case you select the New menu entry. The New page dialog then opens.

New page dialog There are now two ways to integrate the new page into an existing page structure. You can define the full page name in the Full page name field. You can either manually change the existing entry or enter a completely new value with a prefix for the structure identifier. Alternatively, you can use the button to call up the Full page name dialog. EPLAN opens the Full page name dialog, whereby every identifier has its own input field and own selection button, which can be used to branch to the selection dialog for the selected identifier.

Clicking OK applies the selected identifiers. Note: If an existing identifier cannot be applied, then the new identifier can also be directly entered into the [Identifier type] input field in the Full page name dialog. EPLAN saves new identifiers in the order defined in the settings.

There are no other query dialogs. If all settings and entries have been entered in the New page dialog and any missing structure identifiers have been created, the dialog can be closed.

This is nothing new. The Open in new window menu item in the page navigator popup menu is more interesting and useful. This menu item allows you to open several pages or even open the same page several times. The procedure is simple.

In the page navigator, you select the page or pages it is possible to open several pages at once , right click to open the popup menu and select Open in new window.

EPLAN then opens all selected pages. With three pages, the sequence starts at page 1 followed by page 2, page 3, back to page 1, etc. EPLAN then closes all selected pages. To create a new page that uses the content of an existing page, you need to copy one or more pages.

EPLAN then draws a thick gray border around the page to show it is selected. Copying pages within a project and across projects Fig. EPLAN always suggests the highest free page name available in this structure.

Once all entries are correct, you click OK to apply the page. After selecting the desired setting, you exit the dialog by clicking OK. EPLAN then copies the source page, generates a new target page, and sorts it into the page structure. Again the following applies when copying pages: Without asking for confirmation, EPLAN automatically sorts new identifiers into the existing structure alphabetically or at the end, depending on the setting. They can be resorted later in structure identifier management.

You can, of course, copy more than one page. After you make all desired entries and confirm any subsequent dialogs, these pages are inserted into the EPLAN project in the selected structure. These two commands always relate to the selected pages. All page-related commands, i. Since you can open and edit several projects at once in the EPLAN page navigator, it is very useful to have a function that lets you conveniently copy pages from one project to another.

As already mentioned, a project does not need to be open in the page navigator in order to copy pages from it. The lower area of the Copy pages dialog shows additional information about the selected page. A preview for the selected pages can also be activated.

The right field in the Copy pages dialog is fixed and always indicates the current project. It cannot be changed. You can use the any other project.

Initially, only projects currently open in the page navigator are listed. In this dialog, you can select and open one or more projects to be used in the Project selection dialog. First you select the project s , then click Open to add the selected project s to the Project selection dialog.

Note: Only one project at a time can be added to the selection for the Copy pages dialog. However, EPLAN remembers the projects that were added to the Project selection dialog so that later copying can take place without having to re-select a project.

When you need to copy many subpages and convert them to main pages, for example. Any follow-up dialogs, such as the Insertion mode dialog, must be confirmed as required. This completes the copying of pages from external projects. You can now copy pages from other projects. If this is not required, you can exit the Copy pages dialog with the Close button. EPLAN closes the dialog and all temporarily opened projects and returns to graphical editing of the currently opened project.

This page name can include alphanumeric characters. The page name number is renamed using the Rename page menu item. In the page navigator, you can also simply select the page and press the F2 key. EPLAN then lets you change the page name number without directly opening the page properties of this page.

Pressing Enter saves the changed page name number. Renaming the page name number Fig. Sometimes you need to delete them. You are already familiar with the procedure. The pages to be deleted are selected in the page navigator and then deleted using the Delete function in the page navigator popup menu or by pressing the DEL key. Before the actual deletion, EPLAN displays a Delete pages dialog with a warning message asking if the page s should actually be deleted. Note: I recommend that you read the messages carefully before blindly clicking Yes or Yes to all.

Note: The following is very important and should be noted when deleting pages. It makes a difference how pages are selected in thepage navigator. Only these four pages will be deleted. In Fig. Unintentional deletion of pages is usually noticed immediately, since the page navigator is updated after a deletion and the missing pages, higher-level functions, or locations are or should be immediately obvious.

Note: If the project was closed in the interim, the deleted pages are irretrievably lost! This prevents accidental deletion of entire projects from the page navigator popup menu. It closes open pages. The Close function is accessible in the Page menu and also via the page navigator popup menu.

It is possible to select several open pages in the page navigator and close them all at once. The Close function only closes the project page s and not the project, not even if it is selected. The Full page name can be changed for example, you could change the page number from 2 to 3, which will move the page or modify the Page description. The Properties area displays additional properties, such as page scale Scale or the currently set grid Grid.

These properties can all be edited when they are not grayed out. New properties are added via the button. Here you can select the desired properties multiple selections are possible and apply them in the Page properties display by clicking the OK button. If several pages are selected in the page navigator and the popup menu is then used to call the Properties function, then the properties of all selected pages can be edited in a single step.

Edit the properties of multiple pages Fig. If the page properties are different from each other, then they are displayed visually using the string in the corresponding input fields.

Note: Care should be taken when changing fields containing the string because when an entry in a field is changed, all other entries that are not the same on other pages are overwritten with the new changed value.

When all entries are complete, you can exit the Page properties dialog by clicking OK. EPLAN saves all entries and then closes the dialog.

Double-clicking an empty area will not open the page properties. To do so, you first create a filter scheme and then activate the quick entry column. You only have to set one, like here in the Page type.

You simply activate the required value, here the to-be-filtered page type. Note: The filter function from previous versions prior to the Versions 2.

This can still be used to filter search results or to find and filter specific structure identifiers. The main area is the working area for editing the schematic the graphical editor. A number of dialogs can be associated with the main area. These range from the page navigator to user-defined toolbars. The graphical editor is not restricted to a single representation. The familiar idea of workspaces can be used to rapidly switch the entire EPLAN user interface from one representation to another, including all the associated dialogs, toolbars, etc.

The most important function of the title bar is the display of the currently open project name. This display can be customized by the user.

The information logic shows the page type and the scale of this page. The example shows an open logical page at a scale of This does not apply to all functions, but looking at the status bar can be a great help for some EPLAN actions.

The last characters in the status bar have the following meaning: The hash means that the project contains connections that have not been updated.

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The new project is created from the selected basic project. This may take a while depend- ing on the hardware and the storage location server, local. You do not necessarily need to edit these at the moment. This can be done later during project editing. The project proper- ties can now be adjusted or completely changed on the Properties, Structure etc.

There is one limitation: The structure of the pages, located in the Structure tab, can no longer be changed grayed out.

It is fixed because the page structure was defined in the basic project. The project can now be edited. This makes it possible, like with terminals, to use the same designation several times PE rail , and the check run will not find any duplicate connection point designations. Click the Part number field and then use the button that appears to switch to parts man- agement. In parts management, you Fig.

Parts management automatically closes after the part is applied. In contrast to simple part selection, this will offer only devices for selection that fit the exist- ing functions of the symbol in the project.

EPLAN data fields and external data fields are assigned in this scheme. Here, the type of data source, the data source itself and, of course, the import scheme field assignment are configured. It is also possible to select a different function definition instead of the default terminal. Generate functions Just click the button. However, this is not a precondition. All function definitions can be easily changed later using block editing in the terminal strip navigator.

We return once more to generation of the functions: The functions can only be generated when all entered data is correct EPLAN will enable the OK button. If an error exists in the numbering pattern, e. You must check for this. Translation of this type of text is possible without problems.

Normal text should usually only be used to place text that does not need to be used in any other way, for example to provide extra information in a black box.

It is only possible to later change normal free text to function text by activating the Path function text selection box. Automatic path function text Fig. It is therefore advantageous to always work with path function texts, since subsequent conversion from normal texts to path function texts is possible, but requires unnecessary extra work.

If path function texts are generally to be used, the keyboard shortcut for free text should be redefined to path function text. In this case, the keyboard shortcut for normal free text should be set to a different keyboard shortcut. Path function texts. But this might not be desired, for reasons of space or because the path function text is to apply equally to several devices.

This way, it will not matter whether the insertion point is directly below the device or not. It is sufficient if the path function text and the device are located in the same path the column. Note: But extending the reporting of text to the path can also result in the text being assigned to objects in the path where this is not wanted. Therefore, you need to be careful when using the Extend path function text on the schematic path. Special texts can be page property texts or project property texts.

They are generally used in forms project properties or in the plot frame page properties and less so as text on project pages. This way you can place text from the project properties or the page properties on pages. The following example clarifies this application. In the project properties, V AC for the main current voltage has been entered in Supplementary field [10].

This can save a lot of time in manually changing this information. You select text and press Enter key or a left click to open the dialog. The dialogs for normal text and path function text are the same. Only the window title bar of the text input field has a different text type name.

You enter text in the Text field. You can translate the text at this point, or remove the translation. A number of fields are also free input fields, such as the field for the Angle property. Here, you can select default values, such as the layer setting default for the angle, or enter your own values.

Depending on the existing project languages, you can then select in the One language variable selection field the desired Displayed language. This node contains properties, for example, to always limit the Width or Height of a text. These functions are very useful, especially for translations. This prevents translations from overlapping each other since the width of the text expansion can be limited. In this case, it does not matter whether it is pure text or device text.

The procedure is always the same. You click the table and, while keeping the CTRL key pressed, turn the scroll wheel of the mouse. Depending on the direction, the lines will increase or decrease in height, improving legibility. This means that, if you wanted to, you could set different line heights everywhere. Logical connections and reports can be generated based on components and their entered properties or assigned function definitions.

In this dialog, you can select the appropriate symbol. You can either use direct entry List view , in which case you must have a certain amount of knowledge of identifiers, and enter the symbol names directly into the Direct entry field, or you can select the symbol selected from the list using the mouse.

Symbol selection list dialog Fig. EPLAN generally provides symbols with eight variants. As with many other dialogs, it is possible to set a filter in this dialog via the selection button. You can use the filters to display only Multi-line symbols or only a special Symbol library. In addition to the List view, the Symbol selection dialog also lets you select symbols from a tree view. In contrast to the list view, symbols here are listed according to a structure.

Depending on the application, a symbol can be found more quickly when you search, for example, for the motor overload switch symbol using plain text. Symbol selection tree dialog Fig. Here is where you find fields for the Displayed DT can be edited , the Full DT field can be edited indirectly via the selection button and the follow-up Full DT dialog where the DT is split into its elements, which can be edited individually , the Connection point designation selectable from the selection list , Connection point description selectable from the selection list , Technical characteristics, Function text of the symbol!

This box lets you decide whether this symbol is to be a main function can carry a part , or an auxiliary function does not contain parts data. The lower half of the Properties components [device type] dialog consists of the Property name and Value columns of the properties. The button can be used to add new properties. Here, you can select a new property and then click OK to apply it in the Properties components dialog.

All properties that are not gray in the Value column of this dialog can be changed. The Display tab also contains all elements for changing the display of the properties. In this case, you would open the Connection points tab in the property arrangement.

The toolbar can be used to insert new properties, move the sequence of properties, or dock and undock them. Docked properties are those that do not have a symbol in front of the property name. These properties are assigned to the next higher property that has a symbol. Now it is independent of the other properties and can be placed freely.

Then, using the direction buttons, you move it to the end of the property arrangement. The procedure is the same as with texts and will not be discussed further here.

One example is the Activate leader line setting. The Activate leader line setting allows you to activate a leader line for each property displayed on a device. A different angle variant of the symbol can be selected in the Variant field. You simply open the selection list and select the desired variant.

All other fields Library, etc. All other fields are then derived automatically from the applied function definition. This may be necessary, for example, if you wish to create or represent an overview on a multi-line schematic page. In a targeted manner, you can change or adjust logical information such as Connection point type or the Number of targets, Potential type and much more for the individual connection point of a device. This makes it possible, like with terminals, to use the same designation several times PE rail , and the check run will not find any duplicate connection point designations.

Click the Part number field and then use the that appears to switch to parts management. Parts management automatically closes after the part is applied. In addition to simple part selection, this dialog also has a Device selection button. In contrast to simple part selection, this will offer only devices for selection that fit the existing functions of the symbol in the project.

Device selection is the preferred method. When automatically generated, they create visual and logical connections, e. Note: Inserting and filling out of the corresponding symbols for the crossreference display examples will not be explained at this point.

More details are available in the following sections. The auxiliary contacts physically belong to the motor overload switch or pushbutton switch symbol and, for the sake of clarity, should also be displayed at the switch. In the following, a motor overload switch is inserted into the schematic. The motor overload switch initially has no auxiliary contact at the symbol. As such, this is not a problem, because EPLAN creates a report on the auxiliary contacts used in the schematic on the basis of the settings on the Display tab in the Contact image selection field the selection here is set to On component.

This way, the contacts used and their cross-references are displayed automatically. Not all auxiliary contacts are always used, and EPLAN would display the motor overload switch only with the auxiliary contacts used as graphical representation at the motor overload switch.

To display those contacts anyway, a device with the appropriate Function definition must be assigned to the Motor overload switch symbol. You open the properties of the symbol, switch to the Parts tab and click the Device selection button. Tip: The Settings button provides access to the settings defining how EPLAN should behave during device selection: whether existing function data is used or not; whether any other criteria of devices or functions are be taken into account, etc.

All these have to be taken into consideration during device selection. This is important to know because in certain situations this can result in devices not being displayed in the device selection. Back to device selection: EPLAN recognizes that the motor overload switch consists of the motor overload switch itself and a placed auxiliary contact considered a function.

Now all parts that fit the selected motor overload switch including its used functions , i. In the upper area of the Device selection function dialog, you can now select the right part and click to apply it.

If you now leave the Symbol properties dialog by clicking the OK button, EPLAN will use the stored function definitions to graphically recreate the entire contact image for the auxiliary contacts. It makes no difference whether the auxiliary contacts have been used in the schematic or not. But if you wish to, or must, deviate from this automatic setting, you can modify the item manually. In the Contact image position dialog that follows you can manually edit the position for the Y and X values.

Similar to the previous example, at first only the contacts used are automatically displayed in the contact image. The procedure is identical to that already described in the motor overload switch example. After device selection, the full contact image is displayed. If this does not occur, then the Contact image entry in the Display tab of the Symbol properties dialog must be checked. It must be set to the In path entry. Every contact image can be individually moved it makes no difference whether the contact image type is On component or In path.

You then click the contact image. You left click to place it in the desired position. But situations can arise where there are no parts with correct function templates. It is, after all, only because of the function templates that EPLAN knows, for example, that an illuminated pushbutton consists of several functions.

Using an illuminated pushbutton as an example, we will now see how contact images can be referenced to the interconnected functions even without parts. It is assigned a DT and is designated as a main function. The representation type of the lamp is set to Pair crossreference. Depending on how they are set or adjusted, they can influence device selection and thus the selection of parts.

This way, only parts will be offered for selection that match the identifying function data. Identifying function data is the data that is located on the tabs, e. General devices, Cable, Contactor, etc.

If the Use available function data setting is disabled, you can select devices freely. This means that the function data available in the project at the function does not have to match the function data in the parts selection.

These can be window, page and symbol macros. Special macros are macros with value sets. These can be window and page macros. When using or creating macros exception: macros with value sets , it generally makes no difference whether it is a window macro on a multi-line page or a macro on a graphical page. Window macros can include single or multiple devices and objects within an area, or several items within a page.

To create a window macro, you first use the mouse to select the associated devices on the respective page. These may be individual devices or unrelated parts circuits on a project page. The first thing you should do is enter a descriptive file name for the window macro. The macro directory is usually the companyspecific macro directory, but this can be changed if desired.

The Select macro dialog opens. Here you can select the desired variant or representation type from the default directory or a different macro directory by selecting a different directory in the Search in: selection field. When you click Open, the macro will hang on the cursor and can be placed anywhere on the page.

To summarize, window macros are only possible on one the same page but with different variations, such as the gathering of objects that do not all have to be within a single window. A window macro can also be the contents of the entire page all objects on the page. The Move handle menu item lets you save a separately created handle base point with the macro.

When you click the Move handle menu item EPLAN temporarily closes the Save as dialog, and you can define the handle by clicking with the left mouse button. It is a good idea to enable the object snap setting here. This way, you can save many representations under one macro name. It is possible to have a macro for the multi-line representation type, one for the part placement and one for the single-line display. Of course, this must be present in the macro. Depending on the variant used and in connection with the representation types, you can have up to possible variants macro variants within one macro.

For example, you could save different macro variants of a PLC card in one macro. If this option is activated, then EPLAN reduces or enlarges the macro to suit the page scale when it is inserted into a page. The familiar Save as dialog, as described in the 4.

The file name and description can be entered here. No handles, no representation types, and no variants are possible with page macros. However, page macros store all the information relating to a page or pages page properties. This includes, for example, the structure identifiers or the form pages stored in the page properties. You open the page navigator, select the desired pages and use the right-click popup menu to call the Create page macro command.

Here you select the desired macro and click Open to apply it. In addition to the preview display which has a fixed size , the Graphical preview window can also be permanently displayed View menu. The advantage of this window is that the size can be changed, and you can see the details better.

Here, the page s can be stored in the project and sorted into the existing page structure. At this point, it is, of course, possible to adjust the structure of the pages as desired. Generally, symbol macros are completely identical to window macros in terms of handling and creation. Further explanation will therefore not be provided. These are usually window macros equipped with additional functionality that can make project planning much easier.

In addition to the basic macro partial circuit and its properties, such as technical characteristics, part numbers, etc. These additional properties are called Value sets. Value sets are activated via a particular symbol — the placeholder object. This symbol is used to switch between value sets. The value set can then be used to switch between Siemens and Moeller parts data for the same macro with a mouse click. Once these macros and the properties they contain have been developed and tested, they provide a source of error-free data.

The symbol for a placeholder is an anchor. Since the placeholder object is a symbol, it has settings and options similar to other symbols. Without these variables, there would be no table for the actual values used for switching the value set. For example:. Square brackets are the exception.

These have a special purpose within a variable. They are used to define a line break. For example, a variable is split at the twelfth position line break and the words are simply split at this twelfth position.

If the additional option 1 is inserted into the square brackets: , then a split also occurs at the twelfth position i. Note: The square brackets must be entered directly after the variable name.

Spaces are allowed, but then the defined line break option does not take effect. First, you create the partial circuit with all the required or desired devices and their associated functions such as part numbers, technical characteristics, or function texts.

After you place the placeholder object, EPLAN opens the Properties components placeholder object dialog, and the data can be edited. This approach is recommended, because it allows you to accurately select the objects that are to be applied to the placeholder object.

Note: Disadvantage of option 2: remote objects lying outside a window cannot be included in the value set. Once you have chosen one of the methods, you can place the placeholder object. It is recommended that you place the placeholder object close to the macro.

Simply use the left mouse button to move the placeholder object to the desired position and click to place it. Here you should enter a descriptive name for the placeholder object into the Name field. Right click in the free field and select the Name new variable function. The Variable name is now defined.

When you click OK, the variable is applied in the Values tab. Click the right mouse button again, and select the New value set function. Enter the desired designation of the value set into the header of the column.

Proceed in the same way for the next new value set. Tip: This approach is to be recommended, since variables can be simply applied from a dialog, and EPLAN enters these with the correct syntax. This excludes the possibility of incorrect entries, which is not always the case with manual entry.

Once the variable has been applied, EPLAN establishes the assignment between the variable value and the value set name. The dialog can now be saved and closed with OK. To now switch between the individual value sets, you select the placeholder object and right click to select the Assign value set command from the popup menu. Here you select the desired entry and apply it by clicking OK.

In the example, that could be the function text. The example shown here was deliberately simple, merely pointing out the option of macros with value sets. The number of potential ideas is unlimited and possible sources of errors, e. Only the way in which you use it can differ. What is a navigator? The essential purpose of this chapter is rather to explain functions that are often used in daily work. EPLAN has a separate navigator for each of the different device types in the project data.

But it cannot, for example, number terminals; this can only be performed by the special terminal strip navigator. It has terminal editing functions such as renumbering and creating terminal strips. It has functions for editing plugs and sockets. It provides an overview of other PLC box functions these can also be frequency converters with an integrated EA layer.

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The project can now be edited. This makes it possible, like with terminals, to use the same designation several times PE rail , and the check run will not find any duplicate connection point designations.

Click the Part number field and then use the button that appears to switch to parts management. In parts management, you select the necessary part and click OK to apply it to the symbol. Parts management automatically closes after the part is applied.

In contrast to simple part selection, this will offer only devices for selection that fit the existing functions of the symbol in the project. EPLAN data fields and external data fields are assigned in this scheme. Here, the type of data source, the data source itself and, of course, the import scheme field assignment are configured. It is also possible to select a different function definition instead of the default terminal. Just click the button. However, this is not a precondition.

All function definitions can be easily changed later using block editing in the terminal strip navigator. We return once more to generation of the functions: The functions can only be generated when all entered data is correct EPLAN will enable the OK button. If an error exists in the numbering pattern, e. You must check for this. This data must can be assigned later using device selection. The entries are similar to the previous section.

You need to select a DT, a numbering pattern, and, most importantly, a part the device from parts management.