Electric P8

Engineering data, circuit diagram and schematics solution

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Electric P8 Overview

What is Electric P8?

EPLAN Electric P8 is an electrical design solution which supports 2D computer aided engineering for the creation of schematics and circuit diagrams. The software supports a variety of engineering methods including manual creation, template-based and standardized approaches. Electric P8 automatically generates detailed evaluations as a component of project documentation, with options for ongoing or post-completion combined evaluation as required.

EPLAN Electric P8 allows users to choose between design approaches including graphical, logical, and device-oriented to support their different work processes. Autoconnecting enables instant logical connection of circuit symbols to increase the speed and quality of schematic design, and up to 26 variants of a system or circuit can be saved for each of the 12 representation types. Reports including terminal and wire diagrams, and bills of materials (BOM) are automatically created for use in downstream project phases. Users can also edit mass data with the “Search and Replace” and “Edit in Excel” functions, and generate schematics in multiple languages with support for global design standards.

Electric P8 Overview

Pricing

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Pricing options

Free Trial
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Value for money

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Electric P8 Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English and 12 others, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Media

EPLAN Electric P8 schematic
Electric P8 video Electric P8 screenshot: EPLAN Electric P8 schematic

Electric P8 Reviews

Electric P8 Reviews

Overall rating
3,9
/
5
Excellent
3

Very good
3

Average
1

Poor
0

Terrible
1

Value for Money
2,4
Features
3,8
Ease of Use
2,8
Customer Support
3,1
75% recommended this app
Verified Reviewer

ePlan opinion

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


Jamie C.

Vastly increased productivity

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


Kenni D.

Features I like

Not happy. Consider it a waste of money


Daniel W.

Opportunity for a fresh start

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


Lance M.

Powerful, expensive

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


Verified Reviewer
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

ePlan opinion

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/10/29
Review Source: Capterra

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

Pros

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.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Jamie C.
Industry: Machinery
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Vastly increased productivity

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/06/02
Review Source: Capterra

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

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Response from Eplan Software and Services

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Kenni D.
Industry: Industrial Automation
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Features I like

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/06/02
Review Source: Capterra

Not happy. Consider it a waste of money

Pros

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

Cons

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.

Response from Eplan Software and Services

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 1.0/10

Daniel W.
Industry: Industrial Automation
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Opportunity for a fresh start

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/06/02
Review Source: Capterra

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

Pros

The Data Portal integration and library of manufacturer provided macros.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Lance M.
Industry: Machinery
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

Powerful, expensive

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/06/08
Review Source: Capterra

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

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
7/10
Based on 8 user ratings
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Electric P8 Pricing

Electric P8 Pricing

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Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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Value for Money
2,4/5
Based on 8 user ratings
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Electric P8 Features

Electric P8 Features

API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Customer Database
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Electronic Payments
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Invoice Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Features
3,8/5
Based on 8 user ratings
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Additional information for Electric P8

Additional information for Electric P8

Key features of Electric P8

  • Change Management
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Project Management

Electric P8 FAQs

Electric P8 FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Electric P8.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Electric P8 offer?

Electric P8 offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Contact EPLAN for pricing information.

Q. What are the main features of Electric P8?

Electric P8 offers the following features:

  • Change Management
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Project Management

Q. Who are the typical users of Electric P8?

Electric P8 has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Electric P8 support?

Electric P8 supports the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Electric P8 offer?

Electric P8 has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Electric P8 support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Electric P8 supports

Q. What other apps does Electric P8 integrate with?

We do not have any information about what integrations Electric P8 has

Q. What level of support does Electric P8 offer?

Electric P8 offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support